12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

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In Roanoke some pit bulls terrorize a neighborhood.
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And Democrats in Chicago get ready to nominate President Clinton for a second term.
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TALENT=Beth
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You'll see some sunshine this afternoon, but Scattered thunderstorms are expected.. some with heavy rain. I'll have the forecast along with undates on Hurricane Edouard and Tropical Storm Fran in a few minutes.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Stay with us, News 7 at Noon is next.

DNC


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton, bill


President Clinton is on the final leg of his train trip to the Democratic convention in Chicago.
Tonight he will be nominated by state delegates.
Byron Harlan reports there's still lots of talk about last night's session, which featured some impassioned speeches.
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SUPER=03-Lansing, MI/Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Mario Cuomo/Former NY Governor; :36
SUPER=01-Jesse Jackson/Rainbow Coalition; :58
RUNS=1:31
OUT Q=Byron Harlan, CBS News

((
I WAS SO PROUD OF HILLARY.
They were among his final words for the night, praise for his wife who took center stage last night, telling the convention crowd what she thinks the nation needs.
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON: IT TAKES A PRESIDENT WHO BELIEVES NOT ONLY IN THE POTENTIAL OF HIS OWN CHILD, BUT OF ALL CHILDREN."
BUT FORMER NEW YORK GOVERNOR MARIO CUOMO SAID POOR CHILDREN ARE EXACTLY THE ONES WHO ARE NOW THREATENED BECAUSE BILL CLINTON RECENTLY SIGNED THE WELFARE REFORM PACKAGE THAT CUTS BENEFITS.
MARIO CUOMO: MANY OF US, AND I AMONG THEM, BELIEVE THE RISK TO CHILDREN WAS TOO GREAT TO JUSTIFY THE ACTION OF SIGNING THAT BILL, NO MATTER WHAT I POLITICAL BENEFITS.
He and jesse jackson share that view, but both said democrats cannot allow disagreement to wreck the party. REV. JESSE JACKSON, WE ARE MATURE ENOUGH TO DIFFER WITHOUT SPLITTING... THAT'S WHAT MAKES DEMOCRACY REAL.
Speeches eventually gave way to parties.
John Kennedy Junior hosting the big one of the night, in which the politically powerful mingled with performers.
UNNAMED FAN, I'M HERE TO SEE ELVIS.
Convention delegates will be here tonight to see the president nominated. bill clinton will be in chicago this evening, but not to speak. instead, he'll prepare for thursday when he peaks to the crowd.
Byron Harlan, CBS News, Chicago.))

WILDFIRES


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


There appears to be no end in sight to the fires that are plaguing the Western United States.
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VO-NAT

10:18
About 18-thousand people are battling the blazes which are burning on more than 320-thousand acres in seven western states.
SUPER=03-Boise, ID;

10:18:42
In Idaho, air tankers bombed a stubborn 12 thousand acre blaze on the northern edge of Boise.
The fast-moving fire threatened an exclusive neighborhood yesterday, forcing the evacuation of 500 homes.
SUPER=03-Castaic, CA;

10;18:42
In Southern California, a teenager confessed to starting a fire north of Los Angeles.
The massive blaze forced the closure of a major interstate.
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10:19:04
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((MASDERIAN: "WE'VE NEVER SEEN A FIRE MOVE THIS FAST. IT WAS JUST LIKE A VOLCANO COMING AT US." ))
SUPER=03-Sam Masderian/Home Owner; (quick)
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OUT Q=COMING AT US.
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VO-NAT


Officials say new fires in the west are igniting at the rate of about 150 each day.
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Dupont


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 96-59)
GRAPHIC=dUPONT


This week's announcement that the doors of Dupont's Henry County plant will close forever in mid 19-98 is creating speculation as to what the total impact will be.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The shutdown could be a one- two punch on the region's tax base,-- since the company pays two million dollars a year in real estate and machinery taxes, and workers pay personal property and sales taxes.
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IN Q=We'll probably

((SID CLOWER/HENRY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: WE'LL PROBABLY USE THE SERVICES OF AN ECONOMIST IN HELPING CALCULATE SOME OF THESE THINGS AND WE WILL PROBABLY BE APPLYING TO BOTH THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT ABOUT SOME ASSISTANCE TO DEAL WITH THIS PROBLEM.))
SUPER=01-Sid Clower/Henry Co. Administrator;
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


Dupont says more than 550 nylon workers averaging 15 dollars an hour will lose their jobs when the plant closes.
In reality, the move may cost upward of 900 jobs when you factor in people employed by Dupont suppliers and contractors.
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SOT 14:51:37
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((TOM HARNED/MARTINSVILLE DEVELOPMENT DEPT.: IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH, AND DIFFICULT TO RECOVER FROM, BUT CERTAINLY IT'S SOMETHING THAT THE COMMUNITY, THAT MARTINSVILLE AND HENRY COUNTY CAN RECOVER FROM.))
SUPER=01-Tom Harned/Martinsville Development Dept.;
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OUT Q=recover from.
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VO-NAT


But Everyone involved stresses the fact that the plant will not close until 19-98.
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Dog-Fighting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#=96-75
GRAPHIC=none


A couple of pit bulls were shot by City Police this morning after terrorizing a northwest Roanoke neighborhood.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


One was killed instantly. The other was taken by animal control officers to the pound.
The shooting occurred after one of the dogs attacked a poodle and another puppy on Madison Avenue.
Police say the dogs chased workers back inside Burrell Nursing Center as they were trying to leave during shift change.
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((NIKITA THOMAS/BURRELL EMPLOYEE: THEY HAD KILLED A DOG UP THE HILL, AND THEY STARTED CHARGING ME AND EMPLOYEES AT BURRELL AND SO MY FIANCEE SORT OF TIRED TO DETER THE DOG, AND THEY CAME DOWN THE HILL AND KILLED THE DOG DOWN HERE. SO THEY HAD TO BE SHOT BY A POLICEMAN.))
SUPER=01-Nikita Thomas/Burrell Employee
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VO-NAT


The poodle died, but the other canine victim is expected to recover from the attack.
Police say both of them were in their own yards when the pit bulls attacked them.
The owner of the pit bulls, Geraldine Harper was issued a summons for having dangerous dogs.
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Stovall


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-68
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A former South Boston police officer will soon know what life is like on the other side of the bars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax/Yesterday;


During the early morning hours... a jury convicted 42- year- old Larry Jerome Stovall of embezzling funds and pocketing evidence.
Stovall worked as a narcotics investigator until earlier this year.
His attorney tried to persuade the jury that the missing money was nothing more than a bookkeeping error.
But jurors didn't give Stovall sympathy.
Instead they gave him a 2- year jail term... and will force him to pay more than 15- hundred dollars in fines.
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Obremski


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#net (edit of 96-64)
GRAPHIC=Obremski


Michael Obremski is looking at more charges, this time from Botetourt County.
A grand jury handed up indictments for the man
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;

who made threatening phone calls to young girls in Roanoke County.
He pleaded no contest to those charges last month.
He now faces two charges in Botetourt County... where the case against him has been open for some time.
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SOT 4:52:30
IN Q=For the

((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT COUNTY SHERIFF: FOR THE MOST PART, HE PICKED THEIR NAMES OUT OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES WHERE THEY'VE ACHIEVED CERTAIN THINGS. HE IN TURN WOULD GET THEIR NUMBER AND MAKE A PHONE CALL AND MAKE SUGGESTIVE REMARKS. WE THINK WE'VE GOT SEVERAL GOOD CASES ON HIM. ))
SUPER=01-Reed Kelly/Botetourt Co. Sheriff;
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At this point, no hearings have been scheduled for Obremski in Botetourt County.
He'll be sentenced in Roanoke County next month.
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Holdren's


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-74
GRAPHIC=Holdrens


An extended store warranty on a product from Holdren's may NOT be worth the paper it's printed on.
Ron Jones reports policies have changed since the stores were bought by a North Carolina Company.
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IN Q=Holdren's Stores a
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=@Ron1; :14
SUPER=01-Allan Schmaeman/Holdren's Customer; :31
SUPER=01-Steve Haines/Holdren's Customer; 1:01
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((Holdren's Stores was sold to Crenshaw TV and Appliance of North Carolina July first for 2 point 3 million dollars.
The new owners announced service would remain the same except for a few changes.
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((In the acquisition the assets were sold... but the extended warranties weren't covered.
Which means... if you bought your refrigerator or any other products with an extended warranty before July first and your items break... guess what?... you're out of luck.))

Allan Schmaeman found that out this week.
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((ALLAN SCHMAEMAN/HOLDREN'S CUSTOMER: IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE I'VE BEEN CHEATED IN THE WORST WAY. I FIGURED WHEN I WAS DEALING WITH THIS COMPANY I WAS DEALING WITH A VERY HONEST AND REPUTABLE COMPANY AND AT THIS POINT I FEEL LIKE THEY'VE REALLY MISREPRESENTED WHAT THEY TOLD US IN THE BEGINNING. AS FAR AS THE WARRANTY IS CONCERNED I FEEL LIKE WE SHOULD HAVE NEVER BOUGHT IT. IT WAS A WASTE OF MONEY AND TIME.))
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Steve Haines bought his computer from Holdren's before July first and it broke... he says when he called the corporate office in North Carolina he was told... you're on your own.
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((STEVE HAINES/HOLDREN'S CUSTOMER: I'VE BEEN DEALING WITH HOLDREN'S FOR OVER TWENTY-FIVE YEARS. THE COMPUTER IS JUST ONE ITEM THAT I'VE PURCHASED FROM HOLDREN'S. IT PUTS A BAD TASTE IN YOUR MOUTH AND ME PERSONALLY I WOULD NEVER GO BACK TO HOLDREN'S.))
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Holdren officials in Roanoke and North Carolina wouldn't speak on camera... but said MANUFACTURER warranties will be honored.
But if you spent a few hundred bucks for their extended warranty before July first... that money is down the drain... and there are NO refunds.
Ron Jones, News Seven.))

US-JAPAN


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


Opponents of U-S military bases in Okinawa have suffered a major blow.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tokyo;


Japan's Supreme Court today upheld the government's policy of forcing landowners to lease land to the U-S military.
SUPER=03-Okinawa;


About 35 landowners on Okinawa have been refusing to renew their leases with the bases.
Okinawans have long blamed the U-S bases for noise, pollution and crime.
But opposition exploded last fall when two U-S Marines and a sailor raped and beat a 12-year-old schoolgirl.
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MORRIS


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


Actor Greg Morris, one of the first African Americans to star in a major television series, has been found dead in his Las Vegas home.
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SUPER=@File;


Morris played an electronics wizard on MISSION IMPOSSIBLE from 19-66 to 19-73.
He later starred opposite Robert Urich on VEGAS.
The cause of death remains unknown, although Morris had battled brain cancer the past few years.
Morris was 61.
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Still-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#net (edit of 96-73)
GRAPHIC=NONE


A moonshine still in Pittsylvania County was put out of business last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Ben Barber and Lewis Ayers were charged with illegally manufacturing peach brandy.
Authorities found almost 100- gallons of evidence.
Most of it was destroyed including the 800- gallon black pot still.
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((CAPT. JAMES MCLAUGHLIN/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: I THINK IT'S A FAMILY TRADITION PROBABLY THAT'S COME DOWN THE GENERATIONS, PEACH BRANDY, IS PROBABLY SOMETHING THAT YOU COULD PURCHASE OFF THE SHELF, BUT IT WOULDN'T BE SOMETHING LIKE THAT THEY MAKE FROM THESE ILLEGAL STILL SITES. ))
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OUT Q=still sites.
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VO-NAT


Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Agents as well as the Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries assisted in the arrest.
If convicted-- both men face a maximum of three years in prison and a one thousand dollar fine.
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Logging-Accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-66
GRAPHIC=NONE


A 39 year- old Christiansburg man died in a freak logging accident yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


It happened in Montgomery County.
The man was cutting a tree with a chainsaw when the tree split, and snapped back into his stomach.
A co-worker ran to his aid but was unable to help.
The victim suffered major internal injuries and died at the scene.
Authorities are still trying to notify relatives and have not yet released his name.
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Stallins


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-71
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A local amateur golf champion is facing more drug charges.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Penny Stallins has now been indicted in Botetourt County.
She's been charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute... plus one count of marijuana possesion.
Last month she received a similar indictment in Salem.
The case grew out of a drug bust in Botetourt County June 3rd.
Stallins is a three time winner of the Roanoke Valley Hall of Fame Women's Golf Tournament.
She's also a former gym teacher from Andrew Lewis High School.
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Rescue-Calls


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net (Edit of 96-60)
GRAPHIC=None


Women are finding a new home in Roanoke City Fire Stations.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Men and women are now working side by side for the first time-
Now that the Fire and Emergency Services departments have merged.
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IN Q=You know fire service

((DEPUTY CHIEF WINSTON SIMMONS/ROANOKE FIRE-EMS: YOU KNOW FIRE SERVICE IS MALE DOMINATED. BRINGING IN DIVERSITY AND CHANGES AND THERE WILL ALWAYS BE CHANGES. THE BIGGEST THING IS TO REMEMBER TO DO THE LITTLE THINGS, FLIP THE SIGNS OVER, WEAR SHORTS AND TEE SHIRTS. LITTLE THINGS LIKE THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Winston Simmons/Deputy Fire Chief;
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=like that.
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VO-NAT


Bathrooms and locker rooms all have locks and signs on them.
New walls in the dormitory provide more privacy for sleeping.
Also, paramedics and E-M-T's are undergoing additional firefighting training so supporters of the merger say the number of firefighters in the city will actually increase.
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Royals


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


They've waited a long time, and now one of the world's unhappiest couples is at last divorced.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Prince Charles and Princess Diana received their final decree today, ending fifteen years of mariage.
Diana reportedly will receive a 26 million dollar settlement but loses the title "Her Royal Highness."
Charles and Diana will continue to share responsibility for their two sons.
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Corned-Beef


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-62
GRAPHIC=None


The growth of a local restaraunt on the Roanoke City Market is sending it through the wall and into the restaurant next door.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Corned Beef and Company is expanding into the old Ward's Rock Cafe next door.
Corned Beef customers can already use the deck area.
The new room downstairs still has a ways to go, but the owner hopes to have it done late next week.
Corned Beef is also putting in a wood-fired brick oven, so it can add gourmet pizzas and other items to the menu.
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WEATHER
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SUPER=301-75/76/Calm/30.13R/98/1948/50/1987;

Forecasts
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SUPER=330-Partly/Cloudy/61-65/Partly/Sunny/83-87;
SUPER=331-Partly/Cloudy/61-65/Partly/Sunny/83-87;
SUPER=332-Partly/Cloudy/55-59/Partly/Cloudy/80-85;
SUPER=333-Partly/Cloudy/58-62/Partly/Sunny/80-84;
SUPER=334-Partly/Cloudy/55-59/Partly/Cloudy/80-85;
SUPER=X5001;


Tennis


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-18
GRAPHIC=us open


It's day three at the U-S Open tennis championships.
Second seeds Monica Seles and Michael Chang are in action today.
Yesterday, Stefan Edberg pulled off the upset of the day.
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SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00


The two time champ ousted fifth seed Richard Krajicek (KRY'-chehk) in straight sets.
The 30-year-old Swede is planning on retiring from tennis after this season, but he appears to be in no hurry to leave.
Edberg was never broken in his opening round match.
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Butler


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-15
GRAPHIC=dodgers


Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Brett Butler, who underwent tonsil cancer surgery on May 21st, returned to the Dodgers yesterday and began working out with the team.
He hopes to play again this season, but hasn't picked a target date.
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((BRETT BUTLER/DODGERS OUTFIELDER:))
SUPER=01-Brett Butler/Dodgers Outfielder; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=...GET BACK AND PLAY."
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Texas


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=TEXAS SPEEDWAY


The Texas Motor Speedway, which earlier this month was given a Winston Cup for next April, has announced that it will stage a race in the new Indy Racing League on June 7th of next year.
It will be known as the Longhorn 500.

Mason


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-19
GRAPHIC=none


In Charlotte, the Hornets welcomed their newest teammate to town yesterday as former Knick Anthony Mason buzzed into the queen city.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00


Besides bringing a new haircut to town, Mason also brings the Hornets some much needed toughness and a bad boy attitude.
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((ANTHONY MASON/HORNETS FORWARD:)) ((DAVE COWENS/HORNETS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Anthony Mason/Hornets Forward; :00
SUPER=01-Dave Cowens/Hornets Head Coach; :06
RUNS=:12
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Tomato-fight


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


In Spain today, it was war..
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SUPER=03-Bunol, Spain;
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OUT Q=(nats of tomato throwing)
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Between eight to ten thousand Spaniards lobbed tomatoes at each other at the annual tomato fight in Southern Spain.
The 44-year-old tradition started when friends in market stalls threw tomatoes at each other for fun.
Ten tons of tomatoes were trucked into town from surrounding farms.
The hour-long tomato war as you can see leaves the town and participants drenched and sometimes practically swimming in red pulp.
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Goose-Dog


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


It's a strange friendship that started under unusual circumstances.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Black Creek, WI;


This Wild Canadian goose lost the ability to fly when the tip of its wing was shot off.
It befriended Snickers the dog and now the two are fast friends.
Snicker's owner says she doesn't know why he puts up with it.
The goose, who she has named Wally, is constantly cleaning Snickers.
They even eat together.
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(( ))
SUPER=01-Lucy Hauser/Snicker's Owner;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=licking the goose's lips.
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When Snickers gets tired he does take a break inside the house, but Wally waits for him faithfully outside.
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wrap


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


Coming up in tonight's Health Check report, on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
The herbal supplement Ephedrine, may soon be off the market.
We'll tell you more about the F-D-A's plan to curb this natural high, that's sometimes compared to illegal drugs like Ecstasy.
That report, tonight on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- then stay tuned for NEWS-7 at Six.
Thanks for watching. Buh-Byee!