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President Clinton takes his show on the road today with a two-day bus trip through America's heartland, amid a scandal involving one of his political advisors.
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And there were some emergency landings last night at airports in North Carolina and Tennessee.
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There's a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon.. but most areas will see a good bit of sunshine. I'll have the forecast and an update on the hurricanes in the Atlantic in a few minutes.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Stick around, News 7 at Noon is next.

CLINTON-MORRIS


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


President Clinton trades steel rails for pavement today as he heads out on a bus-stop campaign tour through four key states.
With the Democratic nomination in hand, Mr. Clinton will be looking for votes in Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee on a two-day bus trip.
Meantime, the President's former chief political strategist is holed up at his home in Connecticut after resigning in the wake of an alleged sex scandal.
Dave Fehling has more.
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(( Last night was everything Bill Clinton could've wanted in a campaign kick-off, except for one thing...a man named Dick Morris...seen here arriving home in Connecticut with his wife after a hasty departure from Chicago.
Morris resigned as the Clinton Campaign's top consultant after a tabloid said he'd been seeing a high-priced hooker and letting her in on confidential White House information.
Morris didnt deny it but called it yellow journalsim.
But that nomination-night knuckle sandwich didn't seem to up set the man who's run-into tabloid trouble before.
For over an hour, President Clinton portrayed America as on the mend, recounting this week's campaign train trip. ((FOR THAT TRIP SHOWED ME THAT HOPE IS BACK IN AMERICA, WE ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK TO THE 21ST CENTURY.))
He jumped on Bob Dole's assertion that Dole, as an older, more mature man, could be a link with the best parts of America's past. ((BUT WITH ALL DO RESPECT WE DO NOT NEED TO BUILD A BRIDGE WITH THE PAST, WE NEED TO BUILD A BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE.)) From the convention hall, it was on to a private dinner where Dan Qualyle's favorite T-V star made an appearance. ((CANDACE BERGEN/ACTRESS: THIS ADMINSTRATION CAN ACTUALLY TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FICTIONAL CHARACTER ANDA REAL PERSON.)) ((DAVE FEHLING/CBS NEWS: WASTING NO TIME OR MOMENTUM, THE PRESIDENT LATER TODAY BOARDS THE CAMPAIIGN BUS. FIRST STOP, CAPE GIRARDEAU MISSOURI THEN ON TO TOWS IN ILLINOIS, KENTCUKY AND TENNESSEE. DAVE FEHLING, CBS NEWS, CHICAGO.)) ))

US-Air


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-72
GRAPHIC=none


A U-S Air Jet taking off from Charlotte headed to Roanoke was forced to turn back last night and make an emergency landing.
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Flight 654 blew a tire during take off at about 8 o'clock.
The plane returned to Charlotte Douglas International Airport and landed without incident.
None of the 68 passengers was injured.
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((ANDREW MCKNIGHT/PASSENGER: THE CAPTAIN CAME OVER THE INTERCOM AND SAID WE NEED TO GO BACK TO CHARLOTTE AND FLY BY THE TOWER, ESTABLISH WHAT PART OF OUR LANDING GEAR WAS AFFECTED. HE KNEW AT THAT POINT IT WAS A BLOWN TIRE BUT HE WASN'T SURE IF IT WAS THE FRONT OR REAR. ))
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The passengers changed to a different plane and landed at Roanoke Regional Airport shortly before 11.
Charlotte Airport officials say it's procedure to bring back a plane when a pilot spots trouble early in the flight.
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EMERGENCY-LANDING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
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4:13:14
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Meantime, a U-S Air jetliner on its way from Florida to Indiana had to make an emergency landing last night in Tennessee.
The 7-37 hit an airpocket and dropped several hundred feet, before stabilizing.
Four people were seriously hurt in the incident and are hospitalized today with spine, neck or back injuries.
One passenger says people who were standing in the aisles hit their heads on the roof of the plane.
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((MONTGOMERY: I HAVE SEEN TURBULANCE BEFORE BUT NOT LIKE THAT...IT HAPPENED SO QUICK. BOSLEY:PLANE TWISTED... PANELS BUCKELED...YOU COULD TELL IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN SOME THING STRUCTURAL. ))
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An airline spokesman says turbulence apparently caused the descent.
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VALUJET


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
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Meantime, ValuJet is getting ready to fly again following the all-clear from federal regulators.
The budget airline was grounded in June because of concerns over its maintenance procedures.
A ValuJet D-C-Nine crashed May eleventh in the Florida Everglades killing 110 people.
Under the F-A-A ruling, ValuJet would return to service next week operating nine aircrafts and it would be allowed to add six more over the following few days.
That's down from 51 it was using before it was grounded.
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Still to come on News 7 at Noon,
An elderly couple in Christiansburg is arrested for distributing cocaine,
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and after 84-years, the long-awaited attempt to bring the Titanic to shore must be put on hold for another year.
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Holdren's


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


Some customers are looking for answers after finding out that Holdren's appliance stores will no longer honor some service warranties.
Len Besthoff spoke with the man who, up until three days ago, supervised Holdren's Virginia stores.
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(( Steve Terry worked at Holdren's for 13 years, rising to a position where he was in charge of all its Virginia locations.
But when the order came down from the company's new North Carolina headquarters to stop honoring service warranties sold by the chain's previous owners, Terry couldn't take it anymore.
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((TERRY: WITH THE EXTENDED WARRANTY AND THE RESPONSIBILITY I FELT TO THE CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES, I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE I COULD DO AN EFFECTIVE JOB, AND ETHICALLY MADE THE DECISION TO RESIGN.))
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Terry explains that at first Holdren's new owners thought they could handle the service warranties it was inheriting, but....
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((TERRY: FINANCIALLY IT JUST WAS MUCH LARGER THAN THEY THOUGHT AND THEY COULD NOT AFFORD TO MAINTAIN THOSE EXTENDED WARRANTIES.))
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The former G-M estimates there are hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of warranties that Holdren's will not honor anymore.
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((BESTHOFF QUESTION: HOW MANY CONTRACTS ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? TERRY REPLY: TENS OF THOUSANDS. BESTHOFF QUESTION: CLOSER TO A HUNDRED THOUSAND? TERRY REPLY: NO. BESTHOFF QUESTION: CLOSER TO 50-THOUSAND? TERRY REPLY: SOMEWHERE IN THE RANGE OF 25-30 THOUSAND.))
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Terry says he's hopeful though, that some kind of solution to this problem can get worked out when the involved parties meet with Virginia's Department of Consumer Affairs next month.
Len Besthoff, News-7. ))

Drug-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Cocaine


Police arrested an elderly couple in a drug bust last night.
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Authorities allege 74 year-old William Bernice Smith and his wife, 59 year-old Josephine Smith were selling crack from their Lyle Street home in Christiansburg.
The Montgomery County Drug Task Force began investigating the couple after neighbors complained of suspicious traffic at all hours.
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((LT. GARY BRUMFIELD/CHRISTIANSBURG POLICE DEPT.: PEOPLE WERE JUST COMPLAINING ABOUT TRAFFIC COMING IN AND OUT OF THE RESIDENCE. THEY'D GO IN AND STAY FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AND LEAVE AT ALL HOURS OF THE NIGHT. ))
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Authorities raided the home Wednesday night and seized crack, marijuana, almost eight thousand dollars in cash, three guns and two vehicles.
The Smiths are charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and two related gun charges.
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FARRAKHAN


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
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Louis Farrakhan is setting himself up for trouble with the U-S government.
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The controversial Nation of Islam leader is in Libya today, where's he's expected to accept a 250-thousand dollar human rights award from Moammar Gadhafi.
Accepting the prize is forbidden under U-S sanctions -- and so is a separate one billion-dollar gift Gadhafi has promised Farrakhan.
Farrakhan says he'll fight the Treasury Department ruling in court.
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Titanic


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
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The Titanic salvage effort has ended in failure.
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Salvage crews were trying to recover the 21-ton chunk of the ship today, when lines attaching it to flotation balloons snapped sending it back to the bottom of the North Atlantic, two and a-half miles deep.
The crews did manage to attach a transponder to the piece of debris.
A spokesman says that will make it easier to retrieve, when they try again next summer.
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Just ahead on the newscast, we'll take a look at some preparations for the holiday traffic,
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and for most people, Labor Day means the end summer - but it doesn't mean the end to a colorful garden.
We'll tell you about some flowers that will last through the fall.
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V-Dot


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#96-
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Triple-A estimates 30-million vacationers will be on the road this weekend.
The Virginia Department of Transportation is preparing for the heavy traffic and with us
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today is Laura Bullock, spokeswoman for V-Dot.
How much traffic do you all expect in our area?
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Many roads, including interstate 81 have been under construction lately. Is that going to hold up the holiday traffic?
Laura Full
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With all the extra traffic on the roads do you expect more accidents?
Laura Full/Salem
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How can drivers help with all the traffic congestion?
Laura Full/Salem
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Thanks for taking the time to speak with us today.

School-Delay


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-69
GRAPHIC=Education


Childen may be headed back to school, but not students at Roanoke's Jackson Middle School.
They're getting an extra week of vacation.
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The opening of the newly renovated school has been pushed back one week.
Sixth, seventh and eighth graders won't have to go back until Monday, September 9th.
Sixth-grade orientation will be one week from today.
The decision came after school officials consulted with building inspectors and the contractor.
They say the delay will give sub-contractors more time to finish their work.
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GROWIN-IT


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=pev
TAPE#96-70
GRAPHIC=GROWIN' IT


Just because summer is almost over doesn't mean your gardening must come to an end.
Today on Growin' It Patrick Evans looks at fall flowers that will bloom right until the first frost. SPONSOR BOARD
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NATIONSBANK


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=nationsbank


NationsBank is looking to move up in the banking world with a nine-point-five billion-dollar purchase of Boatman's Bancshares of St. Louis.
It's the third-largest bank merger on record and would move NationsBank up a notch to the country's fourth-biggest banking company.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE# none
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Stocks are lower after new data pointing to a stronger-than-expected economy.
The news heightened fears of higher interest rates, causing bonds to falter and stocks to follow suit.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 38 points.
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Don't go away - there's lots of sports next, including a preview of this weekend's Mountain Dew 500 Southern at Darlington,
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and the US Open rages on with Steffi Graf in fine form, despite some family financial problems.
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Tennis


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-17
GRAPHIC=US OPEN


At Flushing Meadow today top men's seed Pete Sampras takes to the court with a chance to advance to the fourth round of the U-S Open.
Women's second seed Monica Seles and Stefan Edberg highlight the night session.
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Women's top seed Steffi Graf, who almost skipped the Open because her Dad's tax evasion trial begins next week in Germany, needed just two easy sets to wipe out Austria's Karin (shwehnt) Kschwendt 6-2 and 6-1.
Graf now moves on to the third round.
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Sixth seed Andre Agassi also advanced to the third round yesterday.

Jarrett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-34
GRAPHIC=DARLINGTON


The Winston Cup cars rolled into Darlington, South Carolina EARLY this morning for the the Labor day weekend bash known as the Mountain Dew Southern 500.
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If Dale Jarrett can win the race he'll pocket a one million dollar bonus from R-J Reynolds for winning the Daytona 500, the Coke 600, and the Southern 500 in the same season.
Jarrett knows because of that a lot of folks will be watching, and he just wants to make sure they don't get bored.
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Tiger


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-22
GRAPHIC=GOLF


Nolan Henke shot a nine under 62 to grab the first round lead at the Greater Milwaukee Open.
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But Tiger Woods had an outstanding opening day in his pro debut!
The 20 year phenom shot a four under 67.
And he had the support of the gallery and his fellow players.
He also found out yesterday he's been invited to play in the Skins game with Fred Couples, John Daly and Tom Watson.
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FFE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=nle
TAPE#none
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Tonight is the season opener for most of the high schools in our viewing area.
And that means it's time for another season of Friday Football Extra.
It will kick off tonight at 11:35 with our very own Mike Stevens, and highlights of all the high school football action.

wrap


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


Tune in tonight for NEws 7 at five and then again at six.
Thanks for watching and have a nice weekend.
Buh-Bye.