12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


A hostage situation, involving a plane load of passengers is over in Britian.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And President Clinton's whistlestop tour takes him to Toledo where he praises his economic record and the U-S auto industry.
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TALENT=Patrick
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Variable clouds and the threat of showers figure prominently in the forecast today and tomorrow. All that plus a tropical update in just a few minutes.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Stick around. News 7 at Noon is next.

Dupont


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net (edit of 96-74)
GRAPHIC=Dupont


Henry County is losing a valuable job source.
Dupont's manufacturing plant in Henry County will close in mid 19-98, leaving some 600 employees jobless.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape;


Company officials say although business is good at the plant right now, its outlook is bleak.
They say the plant won't be able to hold its own against increased foreign competition.
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((JOHN WINSKE/DUPONT PLANT MANAGER: LOOKING AT WHERE WE EXPECT THE NYLON BUSINESS TO BE AT COUPLE OF YEARS OUT FROM NOW, IT LOOKS LIKE THIS PLANT IS JUST NOT GOING TO BE COMPETITIVE ENOUGH. ))
SUPER=01-John Winske/Dupont Plant Manager;
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VO-NAT


The vice president of the Martinsville Dupont employees union says he's not surprised by the company's announcement.
He says it pretty much confirms what workers have been hearing all along, but that is not much comfort for those losing their jobs.
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SOT 19:49:32 Dupont-closing tape
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((JEANNETTE STONE/28- YEAR- EMPLOYEE: MY MOTHER WORKED OVER HERE BEFORE I WAS BORN, AND IT'S KIND OF BEEN LIKE A FAMILY TRADITION. SO, IT'S REAL HARD. ))
SUPER=01-Jeannette Stone/28 Year Employee;
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VO-NAT


Dupont's General Manager says the company has a transition plan to provide workers with a month's pay for every two years of service and they're looking into other options as well.
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DNC


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=democrats


After an emotional opening night in Chicago, the Democratic convention today focuses on family issues.
SS=Clinton


President Clinton, making his way to the Windy City on a whistlestop tour, spoke this morning at a jeep factory in Toledo, Ohio.
Byron Harlan reports.
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SUPER=03-Toledo, OH;:00
SUPER=03-Chicago/Last Night;:30
SUPER=01-Christopher Reeve/Actor; :51
SUPER=01-Edward James Olmos/Actor; 1:07
SUPER=01-Sarah Brady/Gun Control Advocate; 1:33
SUPER=01-Byron Harlan/Reporting; 1:45
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(( The president stood with the labor movement when he stood next to jeep cherokee number two-million, as it rolled off the assembly line in toledo ohio. his speeches and the convention itself have been laced with traditional democratic themes, but he's also telling workers, they can compete effectively with workers everywhere.
`YOU CAN BE THE BEST IN THE WORLD...'
The speech was another stop on his way to chicago, where last night, speakers moved the convention crowd.
Actor christopher reeve spoke from a wheel chair and from his heart, perhaps unintentionally alluding to tonight's theme...family values. he says he's come to understand, family values means: we're all family and we all have value.
CRISTOPHER REEVE, ACTOR:NOW IF THAT'S TRUE, IF AMERICA REALLY IS A FAMILY, THEN WE HAVE TO RECOGNIZE THAT MANY MEMBERS OF OUR FAMILY ARE HURTING."
He told the crowd, american scientists can find a way to enable paralyzed people to walk again and that it's possible to do it without raising taxes.
It capped a night of highly emotional and sometimes fiery speeches. EDWARD JAMES OLMOS, ACTOR:"(WHISTLE) I'M TALKING ABOUT YOUR CHILDREN, SO PLEASE LISTEN FOR JUST ONE SECOND."
Actor james olmos talked about america in which children are too violent.
Then there was jim and sarah brady...two staunch republicans, giving an impassioned plea for more gun control, thanking president clinton for all he's done on that front so far.
SARAH BRADY, GUN CONTROL ADVOCATE) "HE'S A HUNTER AND HE'S A SPORTSMAN, BUT HE UNDERSTANDS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REMINGTON RIFLE AND AN AK-47." All of it kept lots of delegates on the edge of their seats and there may be more of that tonight. "hilary clinton will give a speech that may help define her role in the months ahead and then there's jesse jackson who knows how to fire-up a convention.
Byron Harlan, CBS News, Chicago.))


UMWA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-56
GRAPHIC=Democrats


The speeches and excitement of the party conventions are not enough to sway the vote of the United Mine Workers of America.
Its leaders say they've already chosen their candidate.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The union represents thousands of people in our area who work in the coal mines of far southwest Virginia and West Virginia.
From the floor of the Democratic national convention in Chicago, U-M-W-A President Cecil Roberts tells News 7 he doesn't agree with all of President Clinton's decisions.
But he doesn't disagree enough to pull his endorsement.
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SOT 14:45:59 CLEAN FEED
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((CECIL ROBERTS/UMWA PRESIDENT: I THINK WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE CHOICES BETWEEN BILL CLINTON AND BOB DOLE, THAT'S A NO BRAINIER FOR ANYONE THAT HAS TO WORK. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOOK AT THE LAST TWO YEARS OF WHAT THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESS, NEW TIE AND THE BLOWHARDS, BEGAN IN 1994, FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN THEY WENT AFTER OUR FATHERS AND MOTHERS MEDICARE AND WENT AFTER SOCIAL SECURITY.))
SUPER=01-Cecil Roberts/UMWA President;
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OUT Q=social security.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Roberts also accuses Republicans of watering down laws protecting the health care benefits of retirees who worked in the coal mines.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Bill Clinton


Republicans charge President Clinton has shown his anti- union colors by his support of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

HIJACKING


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


A peaceful ending to a hijacking drama at a London airport.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-London;


British authorities say several Iraqi hijackers surrendered this morning after freeing all 199 people on board a Sudanese jetliner.
The plane was hijacked last night shortly after leaving Sudan on a trip to Jordan.
Authorities say the hijackers were seeking political asylum.
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Mother-Teresa


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


Things are looking better for Mother Teresa as she marks her 86th birthday today in an Indian hospital.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Doctors say she's begun to breathe without help from a respirator.
They also say her lung infection is under control.
But she also has an irregular heart beat and is expected to be hospitalized for several more days.
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WILDFIRES


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=brushfires


One fire official says it couldn't get much worse.
About 18-thousand people are fighting fires in the West, which have charred more than 238-thousand acres.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Castiac, CA;

from morning
In California, one widlfire that started only yesterday is burning out of control and has already scorched 10-thousand acres.
Firefighters are now trying to keep some homes from going up in flames.
Authorities say a 15 year old boy admitted to starting the fire and is being held for investigation of arson.
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SEX-CONGRESS


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


An international conference aimed at stopping the sexual exploitation of children opened this morning in Sweden.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Stockholm, Sweden;

10:13;04
One-thousand delegates from 130 countries are meeting to discuss the forces that drive children into the sex trade.
UNICEF says each year one million children are forced into prostitution and pornography in a global multi- bilion dollar industry.
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10:14:06
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(( GOERAN PERSSON: ALL CHILDREN, EVERYWHERE HAVE A RIGHT TO BE TREATED AS HUMAN BEINGS WITH INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS; ))
SUPER=01-Goeran Persson/Swedish Prime Minister;
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UNICEF says the Internet has made it easier for child pornographers to operate.
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Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=bramblett


A judge in Roanoke County has authorized spending state money to hire a private investigator to help in the defense of Earl Bramblett.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The capital murder suspect was in court briefly this morning.
Though the prosecutor says he's ready to try the case today his court- appointed defense team is just getting started.
Bramblett was arrested in South Carolina barely a month ago.
There are hours of audio tapes and hundreds of videotapes, photographs, and lab reports related to the death of Teresa and Blane Hodges and their two daughters.
It may be next year before the case actually comes to trial.
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Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-61
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


Attorney General Jim Gilmore counts two church burnings in Virginia as hate arsons.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


And that's enough to push Gilmore into erecting a big tent of concern for houses of worship.
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Gilmore is following up his national leadership on the church arson issue with a statewide summit next month.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM GILMORE: WE'RE NOT JUST CONTACTING BLACK CHURCHES. IN FACT, SYNAGOGUE PEOPLE ARE BEING ASKED TO COME. PEOPLE WHO ARE INVOLVED WITH OTHER HOUSES OF WORSHIP. MOSLEM MOSQUES. ALL CHURCHES THAT FEEL LIKE THEY MAY BE THREATENED, OR THE SUBJECT OF AN ATTACK BASED ON A HATE CRIME.))
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VO-NAT


The Gilmore summit will be September fourth at Virginia Union University.
Everything from smoke detectors to new legislation is on the agenda.
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Stovall


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#net (edit of96-57)
GRAPHIC=legal Scales


A former South Boston police officer charged with pocketing more than one thousand dollars seized as evidence in a drug case says he's NOT guilty.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax;


42-year old Larry Jerome Stovall (STOWE-VALL) worked as a narcotics investigator until earlier this year.
Aside from allegedly pocketing evidence, Stovall is also accused of taking funds that should have gone to pay drug informants.
Authorities say altogether more than two-thousand dollars is unaccounted for, but his attorney says it's nothing more than a bookkeeping error.
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14:20:34
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((CHARLES COSBY/DEFENSE ATTORNEY:HE'S NOT A THIEF, BASICALLY HE WAS A POLICEMAN, WHO WAS HARD WORKING, HAD WORKED 15- YEARS AS A PATROLMAN, HAD BEEN PUT IN THIS JOB AND NOT GIVEN THE SUPERVISION NOR THE TRAINING NOR DID HE HAVE THE PROPER BACKGROUND OR WHAT HE WAS ASKED TO DO. ))
SUPER=01-Charles Cosby/Defense Attorney; :00
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OUT Q=asked to do.
ANCHOR=melanie
SS=NONE


Stovall's trial is expected to wrap-up today.

Rail-Car


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-66
GRAPHIC=None


History is on a roll in Salem.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


A 30-ton Railroad Freezer Box-Car was rolled from Roanoke to the Roanoke Valley Central Rail-way Museum in Salem yesterday.
The box car was used during the 1950's to transport frozen produce and meats across the country.
It was later replaced with up-graded technology.
The Box Car's been sitting idle since 1975 and is now ready to return to its original state.
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SOT 14:26:52
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((CHRIS HELMER/MUSEUM VICE PRESIDENT: THE CAR WILL SIT WITH THE REST OF OUR COLLECTION AS A STATIC DISPLAY. THE CAR WILL BE RESTORED BACK TO IT'S HERITAGE AS A REFRIGERATED BOX CAR.))
SUPER=01-Chris Helmer/Museum Vice President;
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OUT Q=refrigerated box car.
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With the help of Hill House Movers, it took about an hour to slowly roll the box car through heavy afternoon traffic.
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Campaign-Memorabillia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#net (edit of 96-63)
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


If speeches and balloons don't get you excited for the Presidential Election, then memorabillia might be just the thing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Virginia Historical Society opened a new exhibit on memorabillia from past elections.
These trinkets from American politics include everything from campaign buttons to soap dolls.
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((JIM KELLY/VA. HISTORICAL SOCIETY:CAN YOU IMAGINE TAKING A BATH WITH A LITTLE SOAP DOLE OR CLINTON OR GOD FORBID PEROT? BUT THAT WOULD BE PRETTY BIZARRE. I SUPPOSE IT WAS BIZARRE IN 1896. ))
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They didn't do much to clean up politics, but the exhibit runs through December 1st.
And by then we'll know if two decades more experience worked for Bob Dole.
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Most-Beautiful


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-29
GRAPHIC=none


A new business in Roanoke is finding that when its customers look better, they feel better.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :


The mission of "Most Beautiful" is to provide foot care-- in the form of pedicures-- to elderly and disabled clients, and even diabetics.
Many diabetics have a condition known as peripheral neuropathy-- masking feeling in the foot, so patients are supposed to check their feet frequently.
With "Most Beautiful"-- clients get special attention, with a whirlpool and massage.
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((REBA THOMAS/"MOST BEAUTIFUL" OWNER: OUR TECHNICIAN, MELISSA, SHE IS VERY GOOD, SHE WILL CUT YOUR TOENAILS IF YOU ARE NOT A DIABETIC, SHE WILL TELL YOU HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR FEET IF YOU ARE. FOR THOSE WITH HEART TROUBLE SHE WILL TELL YOU, SHE KNOWS WHEN TO ADVISE THAT YOU GO TO YOUR MEDICAL DOCTOR OR A PODIATRIST. ))
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"Most Beautiful" visits nursing homes, or clients can visit the salon.
Reba Thomas, a diabetic herself, wanted to do something to help others with diabetes.....as well as those no longer capable of pampering their own feet.
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WEATHER
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Forecasts
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Litton-FiberCom


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 96-64)
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation


Divers working to recover wreckage from T-W-A Flight 800 are running out of pieces to collect.
N-T-S-B officials say there aren't anymore large pieces to collect.
Divers have recovered about 60 percent of the aircraft.
One local company is helping in the search.
For the past few years Litton Fibercom has worked on a computer networking system for the new Boeing 7-77 aircraft.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Now the company has adapted that technology for nautical applications.
Litton FiberCom's LAN Interface Unit, or L-I-U,
SUPER=03-Long Island, NY/Last Week;

is on the Coast Guard Cutter assisting the recovery operation of T-W-A Flight 800.
The device centrally connects much of the ship's computer based data, sensor, and navigation devices.
This makes its wiring simpler.
Litton FiberCom says so far, the Coast Guard is pleased with its work.
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((JACK FREEMAN/VP-LITTON FIBERCOM: IT'S A GOOD PART OF OUR BUSINESS, IT'S ONE THAT WE'RE FOCUSED ON RIGHT NOW FOR REVENUES. ))
SUPER=01-Jack Freeman/V.P. Litton FiberCom;
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OUT Q=for revenues.
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VO-NAT


Litton- FiberCom has about 125 employees.
Back in 1994 the company was formed after Roanoke- based FiberCom was purchased by Litton Industries of California.
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Welcome-Wagon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=business news


Welcome Wagon International is planning to expand in western Virginia. The Connecticut-based company says it will hire 50 people in the Roanoke, Lynchburg and Martinsville areas over the next year.

Tennis


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-16
GRAPHIC=US Open


The U.S. Open tennis tournament got underway yesterday morning in New York, and already there have been a couple of upsets and upsetting moves.
Maggie Maleeva the 12th seed and sixth seeded Anke Huber were each knocked off in the first round.
And fan favorite Mary Jo Fernandez, JIm Courier and Mats Wilander have all withdrawn due to a variety of physical ailments.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-New York, NY/USA Network; :00


On the men's court, 11th seeded MaliVai Washington was able to get by his first round match as he eliminated Morocco's Karim Alami in three sets as his family looked on.
Washington win it 6-4, 2-6, and 7-6.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=US Open


Sergi Bruguera and Michael Stich and Michael Chang have also moved on to the second round with Helena Sukova.

Redskins


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Redskins



The Redskins resigned four players they released yesterday including former UVa lineman Ryan Kuehl. He was placed on the practice squad.

Arena


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-21
GRAPHIC=nfl


The NFL regular season begins this weekend, but last night the Arena Football closed out its season with the Arena Bowl, this league's Super Bowl.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Des Moines, IA/ESPN; :00


The Iowa Barnstormers and the Tampa Bay Storm hooked up last night in Des Moines.
Tampa Bay has won four championships since joining the league in 1991, and they were hot as Jay Gruden hits Jason La France in the corner and the back of the endzone, right in front of the fans for the touchdown.
SUPER=34-Tampa Bay/42/Iowa/38;


The Tampa Bay defense would get nasty in this one, watch Stevie Thomas play possum and them steal this pass out of midair and waltz in for the touchdown.
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Tampa Bay beats Iowa 42 to 38 to win Arena Bowl 10.

Green


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-19
GRAPHIC=METS


In the National League yesterday the struggling Mets made Dallas Green blue
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-MLB; :00


as the team fired the veteran skipper who has been leading the club since 1993.
The Mets are currently in fourth place in the East, 23 games behind the Braves and a dozen games behind in the wildcard chase.
Bobby Valentine, who managed Texas from 1985 through 1992, takes over as manager. He's been managing the Mets triple-A team in Tidewater, and is anxious to see his new team play.
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((BOBBY VALENTINE/NEW METS MANAGER:))
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OUT Q=...had the opportunity."
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Falling-Fan


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=news 7 sports


And a final baseball note..
There was some excitement at the Astros/Cardinals game last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Courtesy:Prime Sports;


Watch the wall..
That's a fan falling ten feet out of the stands and into right field.
SUPER=03-Houston;


The 25-year-old man was taken off the field on a stretcher.
Doctors say he does not appear to have any serious injuries.
Witnesses say he apparently dropped his hat and fell when he reached for it.
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wrap


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


Coming up on Health CHeck today--
A report on the latest treatments for endometriosis, a serious, painful disease that affects more than five million women in this country alone.
Plus, ragweed allergy sufferers' watery eyes and runny noses may soon be transformed to tears of joy.
We'll tell you about the latest research from Richmond, where a new drug is being tested.
Join us for those stories, later today on News 7 at FIVE. Have a great afternoon.