12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
SS=None
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VO-NAT


Coming up on News 7 at Noon,
Firefighters in the West continue to battle the dozens of blazes in five states.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And President Clinton signs legislation protecting working individuals and their health coverage.
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TALENT=Beth
SS=None


Hazy sunshine with a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon.
Rain could be heavy with some of these storms.
I'll have the forecast and an update on Dolly which is now a tropical depression... in just a few minutes.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Stay with us, News 7 at Noon is next.

wildfires


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=brushfires


Another day on the firelines for firefighters out West.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Beaver Co., UT;


Dozens of fires are burning in Oregon, Colorado, California, Utah and Washington.
In southern Utah, strong winds have tripled the size of a blaze in Beaver County.
SUPER=03-Clear Lake, CA;

10:11:36
Meantime, favorable weather in northern California is helping firefighters get a jump on a massive fire threatening 400 structures in a resort area.
The Fork fire, as it is called has already consumed 70-thousand acres.
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wipe/wipe/wipe

France-fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=wipe/wipe/wipe/
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-France;

10:13;10
Fire gutted a hotel in central France early this morning, killing four people and injuring at least a dozen.
Flames spread rapidly up an elevator shaft at the small hotel, trapping many quests in their rooms on the upper floors.
The victims were mostly students or workers, all apparently French citizens.
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PENA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


If President Clinton wins a second term in November he may have to look for a new Transportation secretary.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


A Denver newspaper is reporting Federico Pena has told friends that he intends to return to Denver after Clinton's first term.
Pena has already served longer than any other transportation secretary in the department's 30-year history, except for Elizabeth Dole, the wife of Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole.
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Clinton-Healthcare


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Clinton, Bill


It'll soon be easier to get health insurance.
President Clinton today signs a bill that guarantees health coverage for workers -- even when they change or lose their jobs.
It also forces insurers to take on people with pre-existing medical conditions.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday;

4:15;54
Yesterday Mr. Clinton signed the Minimum Wage Bill.
He also used the occassion to talk up his economic record.
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(( PRESIDENT CLINTON : "X NUMBER NEW JOBS... ETC.. HOMEOWNERS... AMERICA IS ON THE MOVE." ))
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VO-NAT


Tomorrow Mr. Clinton is scheduled to sign a welfare reform measure.
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MOB-HMO


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Meantime, it looks like the mob is trying to break into the health care industry.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;

4:01:34
Yesterday about a dozen members of the Genovese (jen-oh-VEEZ') crime family were arrested on charges related to taking over a health care management company and boosting its fees.
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((PETER VERNIERO/NJ ATTORNEY GENERAL NEWARK, NJ:BY PERPETRATING FRUADS ON THE SYTEM BY PUTTING CLAIMES THAT SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN PUT IN AND SO FORTH. WHAT THAT MEANS FOR THE AVERGE CONSUMER IS THAT AN HONEST CONSUMER MAY BE PAYING A PART OF THAT FRAUD. ))
SUPER=01-Peter Verniero/NJ Attorney General;
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VO-NAT

4:02;39
The company is Tri-Con Associates, which sets up medical and dental plans for employers in five states.
Authorities say it is the first case of mob infiltration of the health care industry.
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Drugs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net edit of 96-63
GRAPHIC=Drug use


It appears American teens are still not getting the message to say NO to drugs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


A federal study shows drug use more than doubled among American teens between 19-92 and 19-95.
And the problem is also growing right here in the Roanoke Valley.
But local drug treatment counselors are somewhat encouraged by a higher turnout of new teen patients--, they say it's a sign of greater awareness of the problem.
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((BOB LYNN/CHANGES DIRECTOR: I THINK THERE USED TO BE A MISTAKEN VIEW, IN OUR OPINION, THAT IT WAS JUST TEENAGE BEHAVIOR. NOW WE'RE FINDING THAT PARENTS AND SCHOOLS AND GENERALLY, THE COMMUNITY IS SEEING THAT KIDS ARE HAVING A SERIOUS PROBLEM WITH ALCOHOL AND DRUGS. ))
SUPER=01-Bob Lynn/Changes Director;
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OUT Q=with alcohol and drugs
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VO-NAT


The government report on drugs shows the use of L-S-D and other hallucinogens was up the most, a 183 percent rise over three years.
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Pitts-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


A Pittsylvania County man is dead and a Danville woman is in critical condition after a collision last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


The accident happened on Route 863, near Danville.
39-year old Michael Shelton died. State Police say Shelton was travelling West when he apparently ran off the road, lost control of his Dodge Colt and crossed the center line.
Authorities believe the driver of the other car, 33 year old Teresa McGuire of Danville had little time to react because there were few skid marks.
McGuire was taken to Danville Regional Medical Center-- where she is listed in critical condition following surgery.
State Police say there was NO evidence of alcohol or excessive speed.
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Bottoms


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sly
TAPE#596-23
GRAPHIC=Sharon Bottoms

A Henrico County judge has refused to allow Sharon Bottoms to visit her five-year-old son in the presence of her lesbian lover.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The judge IS granting Bottoms' request for weekend visits as well as visits in her apartment. Bottoms last week abandoned her three-year legal fight to get her son Tyler back from her mother, Kay Bottoms, and asked instead for expanded visitation rights.
Today's ruling prevents Bottoms' lover, April Wade, from having any verbal contact with Tyler.
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Hampden-Sydney


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#net (edit of96-68)
GRAPHIC=eDUCATION


Hampden-Sydney College will keep its all male policy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hampden-Sydney;


Yesterday Hampden Sydney's Board of Trustees unanimously rejected a proposal to admit women to make the school more competitive.
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((WILLIAM BOINEST/BOARD OF TRUSTEES CHAIRMAN: THE COLLEGE, IN AN ALL-MALE ATMOSPHERE, HAS TAUGHT A SENSE OF VALUES THAT I HAVE NOT SEEN IN A CO-EDUCATIONAL SCHOOL IN MY LIFETIME.))
SUPER=01-William Boinest/Board of Trustees Chairman;
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VO-NAT


The faculty had previously voted to go co-ed, citing declining enrollments.
Instead, the board has decided to market the college more aggressively.
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Fralin


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Fralin, Horace


When Horace Fralin died, the Real Estate Developer was worth 85- million dollars.
Now his heirs are suing the U-S government over estate taxes.
Congress raised the rates on inheritance taxes AFTER Fralin died in 1993, but Fralin's heirs believe it should not have been retroactive.
The Fralin estate has already paid the tax bill, but the I-R-S rejected a claim for a refund of 754-thousand dollars.
Haywood Fralin filed suit in federal court last week.
By the way, Horace Fralin's estate gave Virginia Tech more than ONE Million dollars last year.

John-Warner


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-58
GRAPHIC=Warner, John


John Warner's conscience is at it again.
The Republican Senator says he will only support Bob Dole's tax cut plan if it meets two conditions.
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VO-NAT from 96-61 John Warner 8/8
SUPER=@file


Warner says Dole's tax cut must NOT raise the deficit or increase interest rates.
Warner is not worried about possible repercussions.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Warner, John


He is already UNpopular with many GOP activists in Virginia for past decisions to publicly oppose such fellow Republicans as Oliver North and Mike Farris.
Warner says he considers Dole "a big brother," and that Dole will understand his concerns about the tax plan.

Rocky-Mount


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#Net (edit of96-66)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Water seems to be a continual plague to one Rocky Mount apartment building.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;


Last week, residents were evacuated when heavy rain forced water and mud inside the dwelling.
Once officials got a closer look... the entire building was condemned.
A house-moving crew tried to shore- up the building yesterday... to make it safe enough for residents to retrieve their belongings.
But workers accidentally hit a water main... forcing nearby residents to go without water for a few hours.
Rocky Mount Building Inspector says he's unsure of the building's future... but he says at this point... it doesn't appear the dwelling can be saved.
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UTILITY-VEHICLES


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=none


Consumers Union, an independent products tester, is calling for a total recall for two makes of sport utility vehicles.
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VO-NAT


The non-profit organization rated the Isuzu Trooper and Acura S-L-X as not acceptable because each tipped on to two wheels while turning quickly on a test course.
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((ROBERT KNOLL, CONSUMERS UNION: THE IMPRESSION OF IT IS HEFT AND IS OF MACHISMO AND SO ON, THE ACTUAL FACT OF IT MAY NOT BE ANYWHERE NEAR THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Robert Knoll/Consumer's Union;
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OUT Q= ANYWHERE NEAR THAT.
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VO-NAT


Both auto companies say they stand by their vehicles and say it's premature to consider a recall.
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Water-Challenge


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-30
GRAPHIC=None


About 120 faculty and staff members at Radford University have taken the plunge in answer to a water challenge.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Radford;


Participants were issued 16-ounce cups through the university's Common Health program.
Their challenge is to drink eight cups of water at least 18 days out of 30.
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((BECKY COVEY/RU COMMON HEALTH DIRECTOR: IT MAY NOT TASTE AS GOOD TO SOME PEOPLE AS IT DOES TO OTHERS, BUT I THINK IF THEY'LL GET INTO IT THEY'LL SEE THAT IT MAY BE A WAY TO HELP THEM LOSE WEIGHT, IMPROVE THEIR MUSCLE TONE, THEIR SKIN TONE, IT'S JUST GOOD FOR OVERALL GOOD HEALTH. ))
SUPER=01-Becky Covey/RU Common Health Dir.;
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VO-NAT


Participants even have water LOGS to record their daily progress.
It's not easy, especially for people like Kathy Burnett, who don't drink much water to begin with.
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((KATHY BURNETT/WATER CHALLENGE PARTICIPANT: THE AFTERNOON IS THE HARDEST BECAUSE I DON'T DRINK A LOT IN THE AFTERNOONS. SO I FIND IF I DRINK IT IN THE MORNING THEN IT'S EASIER IN THE AFTERNOON. ))
SUPER=01-Kathy Burnett/Water Challenge Participant;
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OUT Q=easier in the afternoon.
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VO-NAT


Our need for water increases as we age.
Some doctors recommend people under age 50 drink at least SIX to EIGHT, eight- ounce glasses of water a day...and EIGHT to TWELVE eight- ounce glasses for those over 50.
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Carilion-Library


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-29
GRAPHIC=Carilion


For parents with sick children, information and understanding of their condition is crucial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :


That's why the Carilion Medical Center for Children at Roanoke Community Hospital has opened a resource library for pediatric patients and their families.
At yesterday's open house for their BOOK-WORMS, we learned the Information Station as it's called isn't just for adults-- there are kids books as well.
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((DR. RON NEUBERG/PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGIST: THERE ARE CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN THERE, NOT ONLY FOR ENTERTAINMENT BUT ALSO BOOKS THAT CAN HELP PARENTS BRING OUT WHAT THEIR CHILDS FEELINGS ARE. FOR EXAMPLE, A BOOK LIKE CHARLOTTE'S WEB IS A GOOD BOOK TO TALK ABOUT DEATH. A BOOK SUCH AS THE VELVETEEN RABBIT IS A GOOD BOOK TO TALK ABOUT SELF ESTEEM AND TO SHOW A CHILD WAYS OF ENHANCING THEIR OWN SELF ESTEEM.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Ron Neuberg/Pediatric Oncologist; :
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The Information Station is part of the Medical Center for Children's mission-- to provide for the psycho-social needs of patients and their parents.
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mother-cougar


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


A story of incredible courage and sacrifice for a young mother in Canada.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Canada;

10;08:16
Cindy Parolin was horseback riding with her three children in British Columbia when a 60 pound cougar pounced on her six year old son Steven.
The mother then jumped onto the animal from her horse while the two other children pulled Steven to safety.
When rescuers arrive they found the 36 year old mother dead.
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10;08:27 ((Sgt. Tom Payne/Princeton RCMP:CINDY WENT TO THE AID OF HER YOUNGSTER, SHE MANAGED WITH A STICK TO DRIVE THE CAT OFF THE CHILD AND THEN SHE DIRECTED HER TWO YOUNGER CHILDREN TO ASSIST THE YOUNSTER AND GO AND GET HELP. ))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Tom Payne/Princeton RCMP;
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Steven is reported in stable condition after receiving up to 70 stitches in his head.
The cougar was later tracked and killed.
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Gorilla-Boy


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


The three-year-old who fell into a gorilla pit last week has been released from the hospital.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Brookfield, IL/File;


Doctors say the child does not remember being carried to safey by the now famous gorilla.
The boy had fallen 18 feet into the gorilla exhibit at the Brookfield Zoo on Friday, but doctors expect him to recover fully from minor head injuries and broken bones.
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DOLLY


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none

7:03;02
The Texas coastline is keeping a close eye on Dolly.. and making preparations.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Mexico;


Dolly has been downgraded to tropical depression.
The storm surged to hurricane-strength yesterday, then died down over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
So far there have been no reports of injuries or major damage.
Experts think Dolly may pick up strength again in the Gulf of Mexico.. Texas residents will be watching the storm.
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WEATHER
SUPER=300-79/72/Calm/30.27F/105/1983/51/1981;
SUPER=301-80/72/Calm/30.26S/101/1983/52/1918;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Scattered Storms/Partly Cloudy/63-67/Partly/Sunny/85-89;
SUPER=331-Scattered/Thunderstorms/63-67/Partly/Sunny/85-89;
SUPER=332-Partly Cloudy/Patchy Fog/60-64/Hazy/Sunshine/83-87;
SUPER=333-Scattered Storms/Partly Cloudy/61-65/Partly/Sunny/83-87;
SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/Patchy Fog/55-59/Hazy/Sunshine/83-87;
SUPER=X5001;


New-Business


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-56
GRAPHIC=Business News


A new industrial park is brightening Pittsylvania County's economic future.
Teresa Hamilton reports the park promises to bring hundreds of new jobs to the area.
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SUPER=03-Chatham; :00
SUPER=01-William Pritchett/Pittsylvania Co. Board of Supervisors; :09
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SUPER=01-C. Lee Lintecum/Stanley W. Bowles Corp. Pres.; :48
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(( Members of the Pittsylvania County Economic Development Organization as well as state and local dignitaries were on hand for the announcement.
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((WILLIAM PRITCHETT/PITTSYLVANIA CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:STANLEY W. BOWLES AND DIVERSIFIED DISTRIBUTION WELCOME TO PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY. ))
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The Stanley W. Bowles Corporation has selected a 250- acre site, near Blairs, to build an industrial park.
A distribution center, that deals primarily with apparel, will be the first business to locate there, creating up to 300- new jobs.
Diversified Distribution Incorporated, a company that's affiliated with the Bowles Corporation, will run the facility. take su
A variety of reasons were given for locating in Pittsylvania County. The new Route 29- expressway was at the top of the list. end su
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13:32:45
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((C. LEE LINTECUM/STANLEY W. BOWLES CORP. PRES.:AS YOU KNOW IN DISTRIBUTION YOU HAVE A LOT OF TRUCKS AND TRUCKS HAVE TO BE ABLE TO MOVE. THE REACTION OF THE COMMUNITY, THEY SAID, IF YOU COME HERE AND DEVELOP WE'LL GET YOU THE UTILITIES YOU NEED TO OPERATE YOUR FACILITY AND THAT'S KEY IN DEVELOPMENT.))
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The Stanley Bowles Corporation will have control of the industrial park.
Company officials lease the property to other businesses-- within the next five years they expect the park to employ about a thousand people.
They hope to open the distribution center in January. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

Avalanche


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-20
GRAPHIC=AVALANCHE


The Salem Avalanche opened their next to last home stand of the year last night as they welcomed the Durham Bulls to town.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem/Bulls vs. Avalanche; :00


Durham would make life tough on Salem starter Luther Hackman, as they got to him for three runs in the early innings. Mike Eaglin's triple to center scores Mike Mahoney and it's 3-to nothing in the 2nd.
Things got worse for Salem in the third when a questionable fielding play got to Salem manager Bill McGuire, who was eventually tossed out of the game.
That seemed to fire up the Avalanche as Nate Holdren delivers in the THIRD with a grand slam homer on the 3-and-1 pitch.
SUPER=37-Durham/8/Salem/5;

Garrett Newbart, Elvis Pena and Kyle Howser come home but Durham comes back to beat Salem 8 to 5.
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Braves


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-18
GRAPHIC=BRAVES/REDS


Another big night for the Atlanta Braves as Marquis Grissom extended his hitting streak to 24 games, Tom Glavine won his 13th game of the year, and the Braves turned in a third inning performance for the books.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Reds vs. Braves; :00


The third inning was a magical frame for the Braves last night as Terry Pendleton breaks a one all tie with a homer to right. It's his first since coming back to the Braves.
Still in the third, Chipper Jones will groove one deep over the right field fence and the Braves are on top 3-to-1.
Then while the fans were still buzzing, Ryan Klesko comes to the plate and rocks Dave Burba for the third
SUPER=35-Cincinnati/1/Atlanta/4;

homer of the innings.
The Braves win their 5th straight 4-to-1.
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Hornets


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-15
GRAPHIC=HORNETS


The Charlotte Hornets held a "Velcome Vlade" party yesterday as the team introduced its newest player.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00


Vlade Divac (Vla-dee Di-vots), who originally balked at leaving Los Angeles for Charlotte, now says he's had a complete change of heart, and fans shouldn't get the feeling that he doesn't like the South.
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((VLADE DIVAC/CHARLOTTE HORNETS CENTER:))
SUPER=01-Vlade Divac/Charlotte Hornets Center; :00
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OUT Q=...LIKE BASKETBALL."
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Charlotte


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-13
GRAPHIC=CHARLOTTE SPEEDWAY


More racing activities at Charlotte today as track President Humpy Wheeler
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00

has announced, as only he can, that nearly 2 million dollars will be up for grabs during the the Speedway's week long October-fest celebration.
Wheeler promises the big purse in the UAW-GM Quality 500 is sure to have drivers jousting for cash.
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Dave's-Hair


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Just when you thought you'd seen it all...
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VO-NAT 04:44:38
SUPER=04-Courtesy:World Wide Pants


Dennis Rodman spray paints David Letterman's hair on national television.
The Chicago Bulls forward appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman," last night where he spray painted Dave's hair green.
To top the evening off Rodman announced his plans to get married today at Rockefeller Center.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


He would not reveal the name of his bride last night, but today the New York "Daily News" reports he is marrying a stripper who may strand him at the alter.

wrap


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=amo
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Later today on Health Check, treating couples for infertility often brings with it the risk of multiple births.
Some medical experts are alarmed-- we'll hear about the dilema, plus the days news, weather and sports on News 7 at FIVE. Thanks for joining us, have a great day.