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Coming up on News 7 at Noon, The battle is on, President Clinton approves the F-D-A's position that tobacco should be regulated as a drug.
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And small amounts of an explosive residue reportedly have been discovered on a chunk of wreckage of T-W-A Flight 800.
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Stay with us, News 7 at Noon is next.

Tobacco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
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Just days before the start of the Democratic Party Convention President Clinton has declared nicotine an addictive drug.
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That means the Food and Drug Administration will begin enforcing new regulations that strictly control tobacco advertising and sales to minors.
And it's not sitting well with tobacco state democrats.
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New F-D-A rules are expected to include bans on some vending machines, teen-friendly advertising logos such as Joe Camel, and brand-name sponsorship of sporting events.
The President is expected to make a formal announcement this afternoon.

Yokohama


ANCHOR=mel
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TAPE#96-70
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More workers could be laid off from the Yokohama Tire plant in Salem.
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Union President Eddie Robitson confirms that the company will layoff some employees in the coming months.
That's in addition to the 44 workers who lost their jobs last month.
Robitson did not know how many jobs would be lost... nor did he know when the company would make the official announcement.
At this point, Yokohama officials in Fullerton, California will not confirm the claims... but would not deny that another round of layoffs could be on the horizon.
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TWA


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10NA - 10:07:10
A strong clue this afternoon that could solve the mystery of T-W-A flight 800.
C-B-S News has learned that investigators testing the wreckage have found small traces of P-E-T-N, a chemical used in some plastic explosives.
Bob Orr has the details.
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The trace of p-e-t-n, identified by the f-b-i labortory, was found on one piece of wreckage from center section of the boeing 747.
Sources say the evidence was found on a seat between rows 17 and 28, in the passenger cabin bound by the plane's front gally and lavatory.
CBS News has learned investigators discovered the explosive trace several days ago, perhaps two weeks ago, but apparently withheld the information waiting to find additional confirming evidence.
Still aviation experts say a single trace discovery of explosive residue may be enough for investigators to declare a crime was committed. MCGUIRE:I WOULD SAY FINDING TRACES OF P-E-T-N IS A 95% ASSURANCE THAT A BOMB BROUGHT IT DOWN.
Bob Orr, CBS News Washington.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
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Officially investigators are not confirming the report and will still continue to look into mechanical failure as a possible cause in the crash.

MILITARY-CRASH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
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Rescue teams are on Maryland's Eastern shore searching for a military pilot who crashed yesterday.
The Air National Guard A-Ten went down on a maintenance test flight.
Authorities say they have not determined if the pilot ejected before the crash.
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Meanwhile, searchers have no hope that the pilot involved in another military crash is alive.
They stopped looking for him last night after searching eleven-hundred square miles of the Atlantic Ocean near Ocean City, Maryland.
The single-seat Marine Corps F-A-18 Hornet was on a training mission.
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KEVORKIAN


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
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Suicide Doctor Jack Kevorkian had a run in with Michigan police last night.
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Some officers detained him at a hospital where he dropped off his 38-th assisted suicide patient, a New York man who suffered from multiple sclerosis.
Police say Kevorkian became loud and abusive to officers on the scene.. but he was not charged.
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It was Kevorkian's second trip to the hospital yesterday.
Earlier, he brought the body of a Missouri woman, also an m-s sufferer.
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Hostage-Shooting


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An overnight hostage situation in Prince George County has left three police officers with injuries.
Tyrone Young-El, of Prince George County, opened fire on the officers when
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they arrived at his house last night to take him to jail for previous charges.
Young-El then barricaded himself inside his home with four of his children.
The State police SWAT team was called in, along with hostage negotiator, in an attempt to get the man to surrender.
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Two of the officers received minor injuries.
The third suffered a fractured arm and wrist.
Young-El now faces charges of three counts of attempted capital murder.

Party-Murder


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A teenager is dead and three others are injured after an attack at a slumber party this morning.
Chesapeake police say a man broke into a house during the party and stabbed Michelle Harper to death.
They say at least two of the girls were raped.
A boy who was sleeping upstairs was stabbed several times when he woke up and tried to intervene.
A 19-year-old neighbor, Curtis Lee White, has been arrested in connection with the attack.
The names the three people injured have not been released.

B'Burg-Ax


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sly
TAPE#96-
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A 22 year old man has been charged with D-U-I after his car smashed into a Blacksburg apartment building early this morning.
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Police say Mark Heinrich's pickup truck was totalled and the building at Sturbridge Square apartments suffered extensive damage.
A passenger in the truck, Michael Lien, suffered minor injuries but refused treatment.
The accident happened shortly after midnight.
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Bottoms-Wade


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-59
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Sharon Bottoms says her battle to gain custody of her son may not be over just yet.
Bottoms and her lesbian partner spoke out yesterday about their legal defeats.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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Sharon Bottoms gave up her custody battle last week in hopes of visitation with her son Tyler -- in her own home for the first time in three years, with Wade as part of the family.
Henrico Circuit Judge Buford Parsons said home was okay, Wade was NOT.
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((SHARON BOTTOMS: HE ASKED ME ONE DAY ABOUT ME AND APRIL AND I SAID WE WERE MARRIED...IT'S OKAY TO LOVE SOMEBODY SOMEBODY ELSE DOESN'T LOVE.))
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The American Civil Liberties Union says the case did slightly advance civil rights for gay and lesbian parents in Virginia.
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((KENT WILLIS/VA. ACLU: THE BOTTOMS CASE FORCED THE VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT INTO A DIFFICULT CORNER. THEY EITHER HAD TO ADHERE TO AN OLD DECISION THAT ALL GAY AND LESBIAN PARENTS ARE AUTOMATICALLY UNFIT. IN WHICH CASE, DEFINITELY THAT CASE COULD HAVE GONE TO THE SUPREME COURT AND THEY COULD HAVE LOST IT. OR THEY HAD TO SAY "NO WE NEVER MEANT TO SAY THAT ALL GAY AND LESBIAN PARENTS ARE UNFIT. AND BY TAKING THE LATTER DECISION, WHAT THEY DID WAS LEAVE IT SO THAT JUDGES IN VIRGINIA ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED TO FIND GAY AND LESBIAN PARENTS UNFIT.))
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Look for more of Sharon's side of the story in a made-for-TV movie due out soon.
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Sharon's mother Kay has the child and may get the last laugh.
Her attorney says she's considering suing Sharon for child support.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Mother-Teresa


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Doctors in Calcutta, India say Mother Teresa's condition has taken a turn for the worse.
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The 85 year old nun has suffered her second heart problem in as many days.
Doctors say she suffered left ventricular failure today.
Yesterday, Mother Teresa's heart stopped for a minute, but she was revived.
She's also running a 100-degree fever brought on by malaria, and remains on a respirator.
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France-Imigration


ANCHOR=Melanie
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French police stormed a Paris church this morning to evict some unwelcome quests.
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Officers hauled away some 300 illegal African immigrants who had occupied the Church for nearly two months.
They had to use clubs to fight their way through a crowd of supporters.
Today's raid came just hours after the French prime minister went on national T-V and announced that a constitutional council had ruled that the immigrants had no right to live in France.
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Toyota


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
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Toyota says it will voluntarily recall some of its Tacoma pickups to correct a problem with the front suspension.
The company is not saying how many trucks are involved, but ``The Dallas Morning News'' reports about 90-thousand.
The recall includes 1995-96 two-wheel-drive pickups.

C'burg-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-
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Triangle Lanes Bowling Alley in Christiansburg is closed today after an electrical fire.
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The blaze broke out sometime between eight and eight-thirty this morning.
Manager Terry Stike says it started in a power amp, and wiped out the main computer scoring system.
After the sprinklers came on, water and smoke caused most of the damage.
No one was inside at the time.
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Rudd


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-63
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Attorney Jeff Rudd surrendered his law license this week.
The State Bar Disciplinary Board had been investigating charges against Rudd.
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Rudd has had a private practice in the Roanoke area since 1991.
He also served as the regional drug PROSECUTOR for three years.
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Among the pending charges against Rudd: failure to tell clients about settlement offers and cancelled court appearances.
None of that will be pursued now that the Board has revoked Rudd's license. Rudd says he decided to quit after becoming disenchanted with the practice of law.

GROWIN'-IT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=PEV
TAPE#596-30
GRAPHIC=Growin' It


The bee population has been decimated by an infestation of mites this year, and all across the country people are feeling the effects.
Today in Growin' It Patrick Evans tells us more about why honey prices are up, and some crop yields are down.
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Boucher


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NEWSCAST=noon
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The Pulaski County area has ben having a good few weeks.
Wednesday Jefferson Mills announced an expansion.
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Last week the future site of the New River Industrial Park received a half- million- dollar grant to install water and sewer lines.
Yesterday Congressman Rick Boucher announced that after two years of work, he has helped that same industrial park win a TWO- MILLION- dollar grant to build a small business incubator.
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Incubators provide space and shared services with flexible leases below market rates.
This one will be called the New River Valley Competitiveness Center.
Construction begins next spring.
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Stocks


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WRITER=lba
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Stocks turned lower after two hours of trading as a strong durable goods report fanned some lingering inflation worries.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 16 points.

Fame


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
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The second class of the Radford Hall of Fame was on campus last night.
The inductees include a couple of basketball greats, two soccer players and a tennis coach.
Roy Stanley has more on the special night that also featured a hall of famer.
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((Ron Shelburne, a native of nearby Snowville, Virginia headed the list of inductees.
Shelburne played for the Highlanders in the late 80's. He averaged over 11 points a game and shot 51 per cent from the field.
And check this out, Shelburne never missed a game during his four year career. And he finished in 1991 as the school's all time leading scorer.)) ((RON SHELBURNE/RADFORD HALL OF FAME: )) ((When Radford began its women's basketball program in 1971 Pat Barrett was the sports first head coach.
She coached for 13 years and posted a 198 and 95 record never having a losing season.)) ((PAT BARRETT/RADFORD HALL OF FAME: )) ((Also inducted into the hall this year were Dr. Tom Hondras, who coached tennis as the university for 16 seasons.
Peggy Poore, a goal keeper on some of Radford's strongest soccer teams.
And Billy Gerber, The Highlanders first soccer All America Selection in the 80's.
The guest speaker at the Athletic banquet was N-B-A Hall of Famer Wes Unseld.
Unseld is the executive Vice president of the Washington Bullets, a team he led to the world championship in 1978.
He was in the spotlight recently involving the trade of Juwan Howard, who appeared to be headed to Miami but eventually signed with the Bullets.)) ((WES UNSELD/BULLETS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT: )) ((Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
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Brooks


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
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More pink slips were passed out in the NFL yesterday as the Philadelphia Eagles released former Virginia Tech running back Vaughn Hebron.
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Hopefully, Hebron can catch on with another team like former Redskins running back Reggie Brooks was able to do yesterday..
Brooks was waived earlier in the week, but was picked up by Tampa bay thursday.
Brooks ran for more than one thousand yards in his rookie season in 1993, but has been terrible since then with countless fumbles and a number of injuries.
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wrap


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WRITER=amo
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Coming up today on Health Check-- concern in the medical field about calcium channel blockers, and an increased risk of cancer.
Studies are conflicting, and experts want more research.
Join us for the story, along with all the news of the day....on News 7 at Thanks for watching, and have a great weekend. FIVE.