12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

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One of three men charged in the December abduction and murder of a Virginia Tech student enters a plea in the case.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And his fellow Democrats are convening in Chicago, but President Clinton is still working his way to the Windy City by train.
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Hurricane Edouard remains a powerful storm, capable of doing vast damage across the Carribean, we'll track his progress, and take a look at the complete local forecast.
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Stick around. News 7 at Noon is next.

Barker


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-60
GRAPHIC=none


One of three defendants in the murder of a Virginia Tech student is expected to enter a guilty plea this afternoon.
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VO-NAT
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Gary Wayne Barker is accused of being an accessory to capital murder in the death of Alexander DeFilippis.
Barker also faces carjacking, robbery, abduction and four related firearms charges in Montgomery County.
Jury selection had just begun in his trial this morning when the prosecutor and the defense attorneys worked out a plea bargain.
Barker, who could have faced a total of six life terms in prison, will most likely only face 53 years.
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In exchange, he will likely have to testify against two co-defendants, Mark Lilly and HIS brother, Ben Lilly.
The three allegedly carjacked and abducted DeFilippis at a Blacksburg convenience store last December, then drove him to a remote area where he was shot to death.
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Convention


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=democrats


President Clinton continues his train trip to the Democratic Convention, as First Lady Hillary Clinton makes the rounds in Chicago today.
Security has tightened considerably around the United Center, where the Democrats are begin putting on their big show tonight.
Byron Harlan reports.
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The barricades are up, security officers are everywhere and police are asking everyone to pass-through metal detectors before they can enter the convention arena.
Let there be no doubt, the serious work is about to begin.
The president overnighted in columbus, after a day of charged-up speeches and almost endless hand-shaking with the people who live in the important mid-west states that he very nearly swept last election.
He began day two looking very much like a man making a hard run at the White House.
He'll talk with police recruits in columbus later today about gun control.
His wife is already in chicago and is about to step into the convention lime-light.
She spoke exclusively with CBS correspondent jose diaz-balart, defending president clinton's decision to overhaul the nation's welfare system, denying guarantees to families with dependent children.
HILARY CLINTON:I DON'T WANT CHILDREN BEING--UM--PUNISHED. I DON'T WANT THEM SUFFERING."I DON'T THINK THAT HAS TO HAPPEN."
What is certain to happen today is the convention kick-off. "among the first major events, a speech from paralyzed actor Christopher Reeve, which is sure to be laced with emotion. "Byron Harlan, CBS News, Chicago."))


Wilder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE# 96-71
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A Former Virginia Governor isn't going to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
Doug Wilder predicts there will be too much anti- Republican rhetoric, and NOT enough solutions.
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Wilder held out in 1992, and endorsed Clinton only at the last minute.
This time he only offers lukewarm support for the President.
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((DOUG WILDER/D-FORMER GOVERNOR: I HAVEN'T FOUND THAT I'M DISAPPOINTED IN HIM TO THE DEGREE THAT I WOULD SAY I CAN'T DO THIS OR I CAN'T DO THAT. ON THE OTHER HAND, THERE'S NOTHING BURNING IN ME TO SAY "HEY LOOK, I JUST GOT TO GO OUT."))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Wilder, Doug


And as far as the Republican National Convention in San Diego... Wilder says Colin Powell's speech was fantastic... but he also called it "window dressing" for a party that Powell himself knows is NOT inclusive.

Wildfires


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=brushfire


Almost three -thousand firefighters are heading to Oregon to help fight a massive wildfire.
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VO-NAT
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Officials say cooler weather is expected to move in, but strong winds might come first -- further stirring up the blaze.
The so-called Skeleton Fire is the largest of a number of fires burning in the state.
It has destroyed 19 homes and damaged several others.
But for now the out-of-control blaze is burning AWAY from populated areas.
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Church-Burning


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=fire


A 174 year old church burned to the ground this weekend, making it the third church to burn in Arkansas in the past week.
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VO-NAT
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The Kentucky Missionary Baptist Church, founded in 18-22, is believed to be the oldest active church of its denomination west of the Mississippi.
Church officials say arson is not being ruled out.
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The congregation is mostly white. The congregations of the two churches that burned last week were mostly black.
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S-KOREA


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


In South Korea today, a death sentence for a former President.
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VO-NAT
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A three judge panel has found former military strongmen CHUN DO- WAN and NOH TAE - WOO guilty of mutiny and treason.
The judges found the two ex-presidents guilty of staging a coup 17 years ago, then causing hundreds of deaths in a violent crackdown on pro-democracy protestors.
The judges sentenced CHUN DO- WAN to death, and NOH TAE WOO to 22 and a half years in prison.
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Citadel


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Citadel


Four new female cadets are joining a once-all-male tradition at The Citadel in South Carolina.
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All of the freshman students were awakened early today by shouting upper classmen, for the start of "Hell Week."
On the agenda -- drilling, getting uniforms and receiving military-style haircuts.
In June, The Citadel opened its doors to women, two days after the U-S Supreme Court ruled that the all-male admissions policy at V-M-I was unconstitutional.
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Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=shooting


Roanoke City Police are investigating a shooting that took place in the 28-hundred block of Cove Road.
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VO-NAT
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It happened at about 9:30 this morning.
Police say a woman at the residence shot her husband in the stomach with a hand gun.
He was transported to a local hospital and his condition has not been released.
The identities of the two have not been released and police have NOT said whether the shooting was accidental.
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Runaways


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-58
GRAPHIC=none


At least three of the four juveniles that ran away from a crisis center in Botetourt County have been found.
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VO-NAT
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Sheriff's deputies brought three youths, one in handcuffs, back to the center, called The Sanctuary, shortly before midnight.
They were reported missing to the Botetourt County Sheriff's Department just after 10- o'clock.
The Sanctuary is a temporary home for children in crisis situations.
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Mother-Teresa


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


Doctors in India say Mother Teresa appears to be showing signs of recovery, but they warn that she's still not out of danger.
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The Nobel Peace Prize winner has been hospitalized in Calcutta since Tuesday with heart trouble and a lung infection.
She turns 86 tomorrow.
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Titanic


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


They're heading to the chilly waters of the North Atlantic by the boat loads.
Yesterday morning a New York based group arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, just a few hours away from the site of the Titanic wreck.
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VO-NAT
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A group from Boston departed for the same site last night.
All this is a preview of what's to come, when a large section of the Titanic will be raised from its watery grave.
All the events of the week long cruise and salvage efforts will be videotaped for a documentary on cable's Discovery Channel.
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Franklin-Construction


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-74
GRAPHIC=education


For many students throughout the region it's back to the books today.
Grade schoolers in Franklin County returned to the classrom to find construction projects just about complete.
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Five of the county's elementary schools are getting six new classrooms, air conditioning, new lighting and energy efficient windows.
Sontag's construction is complete... allowing class sizes to be reduced.
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A couple of the schools will not be completely ready... but plans have been made to accommodate the students as construction is completed.
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((BETTY BLAIR/FRANKLIN CO. SCHOOLS: WE'RE CONFIDENT THAT THE SCHOOLS THAT WON'T BE READY CAN ACCOMMODATE THE STUDENTS TEMPORARILY AND SCHOOL WILL BE SAFE FOR THEM UNTIL WE ARE ABLE TO GET THEM INTO THEIR REGULAR CLASSROOMS. ))
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All construction on the new additions should be complete around the end of September.
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Lime-Kiln


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
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The Lime Kiln theater in Lexington has been going strong this summer with original plays-- from Stonewall Country to its current play Glory Bound.
Barney Pilgrim, Chris Leva and Desmon Walker are in our studio this afternoon to give us a taste of what Lime Kiln music is all about. 2-shot guests/On Record Set 3 guests sing and play music
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2-shot Melanie and guest/On Record Set
Barry Mines is the artistic director at Lime Kiln.
What is it about Lime Kiln that sets it apart from other outdoor theaters?
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((Tell me a little about Glory Bound.))

(toss to Patrick)

WEATHER
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Forecasts
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Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


Thinking of retiring early?
Len Besthoff has some things to consider in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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For working people, retirement is a big part of the American Dream.
But pensions employees receive are shrinking, Social Security looks iffy, and the cost of living keeps going up.
The Institute of Certified Financial Planners says consider these points before you retire.
REASONS TO KEEP WORKING.
You may need to keep working because you can't retire at the income level you'd like.
And for some, work gives people purpose and meaning.
CAREER CHOICES.
You can always switch to another job.
You could go back to school and learn a new career.
WORK OPTIONS
You don't have to work full- time.
Part- time work, telecommuting, or freelancing are all possibilities.
RETIREMENT MYTHS.
Rethinking retirement means shattering myths.
Common ones include things like older workers aren't desirable, are less productive, and can't learn new ways.
That's this week's edition of Common Sense.
Let's send it back to the newsdesk.))

Lions


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-13
GRAPHIC=College football


College football is here.
Yesterday's Kick-Off Classic started the season with a big upset as the 11th ranked Lions of Penn State dominated the 7th ranked Trojans of USC 24 to 7.
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Giants Stadium would be the meeting place for two of college football's legendary master minds,
Joe Paterno of Penn State and John Robinson of USC.
The man of the hour...State running back Curtis Enis.
He scoots in to the end zone from 24 yards out to put the Nittany Lions up 10-nothing in the second quarter.
Enis puts Penn State up 17-zip with a 10-yard touchdown gallop in the
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4th quarter.
Enis adds yet another TD run, a 4 yarder and Penn State cruises behind its running back, winning 24 to 7.
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Rockies


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-17
GRAPHIC=Avalanche


It took the Winston Salem Warthogs 16 innings to overcome the Avalanche last night - Salem losses the game in Winston 5-4.
Meanwhile, the Avalanches' major league brother is a different story.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Denver, CO/Pirates vs. Rockies; :00


Vinny Castilla hits a pair of homers and drives in 4 runs as the Rockies rally to beat Pittsburgh 13 to 9.
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Larry Walker, who rehabbed in Salem, also drives in 4 runs and smashes a homer on the day.
The Rockies go on to win by 4 over the Pirates, 13 to 9.
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US-Open


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Tennis


The big Apple will be the focus of the tennis world for the next two weeks.

It's day one of the U-S Open tennis championships at the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadow, New York.
The highest seeds in action today are number-two Michael Chang and number six Andre Agassi.
Top seeds Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf are scheduled to play their first-round matches tomorrow.


wrap


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


Coming up today on Health Check--
another fat substitute has been unveiled...this one is said to be "body friendly".
That story and more, coming up later on News 7 at FIVE. Thanks for joining us, and have a great afternoon.