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NOON-HEADLINES

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Ahead on News 7 at Noon--
Flooding problems throughout the region following hours of intense rainfall.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And a U-S fighter plane has fired on an Iraqi radar site after last night's second round of missile attacks and an increased no fly zone.
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Flood watches and warnings are up for the region through this afternoon, and Hurricane Fran is threatening the Coastal Carolinas. We'll look at all of today's busy weather in just a few moments.
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Stick around, News 7 at Noon is next.

Flooding


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


After 48 hours of steady rain, parts of the Roanoke Valley are saturated with flood water.
Washed out roads and rising streams are causing problems throughout the area.
Forecasters are predicting Hurricane Fran will hit land by this weekend and that might also have an impact in our area.
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Ron Jones has been monitoring the trouble spots and joins us from Roanoke.
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Patrick Evans joins us now with the latest on the situation
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TOSS TO MELANIE

County-Flooding


ANCHOR=mel
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WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-
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Flooding today caused some potentially deadly problems in Southwest Roanoke County.
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Water rushed into the basement of this house on Knowles Drive.
The force was so great... it cracked a liquid oxygen tank used for life- support.
The elderly couple living inside had to be evacuated... because the leaking gas could have caused an explosion.
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((CAPTAIN GARY HOUFF/ROANOKE COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT: YOU HAD A HIGH VOLUME OF HIGHLY CONCENTRATED OXYGEN IN THE HOUSE. AND ANY TIME YOU HAD THAT AS A POTENTIAL EMISSIONS SOURCE, YOU HAVE THE POSSIBILITY OF SOME TYPE OF AN EXPLOSION. SO WE HAD TO ELIMINATE THOSE PROBLEMS BEFORE WE COULD SEND PEOPLE BACK INSIDE THE RESIDENCE. ))
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Strapped with gas masks, fire fighters eventually entered the house and removed the tank.
The home is now being aired out.
No one was injured... and the couple hopes to move back in later in the week.
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Mud-Lick-Rescue


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-73
GRAPHIC=flooding


As heavy rain pushed Mudlick Creek from its banks this morning, Roanoke emergency crews scrambled to keep motorists from driving through dangerous waters.
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Mudlick Road was blocked by high water in more than one location, creating detours for drivers.
City officials blocked the road quickly, but not before at least one driver tried to make his way across.
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((DAVID POPE/FIRE EMS CAPTAIN: WATER LIKE THIS CAN GO DOWN QUICKLY. IT CAN ALSO COME UP VERY QUICKLY, SO PEOPLE THAT ARE DRIVING AROUND THE AREA ROADS NEED TO BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL AND IF THEY SEE HIGH WATER DON'T DRIVE THROUGH IT, BECAUSE AS YOU SAW A FEW MINUTES AGO SOMEONE TRIED TO GO THROUGH THIS PARTICULAR STREAM AND IF THEY HAD GONE MUCH FURTHER THEY'D HAVE BEEN OVER THE BRIDGE.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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With the prospect of more rain in the next couple of days, city officials are also encouraging residents to stock up on food, water, flashlights, and any prescription medicines they may require.

D'ville-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tha
TAPE#96-71
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Flooding is continuing to cause serious problems on the Southside.
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Both Danville and Pittsylvania County have declared a "state of emergency".
The Dan River along Memorial Drive in Danville has already begun to spill over its banks.
Numerous roads throughout the city have been closed.
Pittsylvania County is experiencing similar problems-- more than 80- secondary roads within the county remain closed.
Last night was especially hectic for the Danville Rescue Squad when volunteers helped save two of their own.
Teresa Hamilton has the story. WIPE-WIPE-WIPE-WIPE


Pitts-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
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TAPE#96-64
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SUPER=03-Danville; :00
SUPER=01-Kelly Fuller/Danville Homeowner; :14
SUPER=01-Billy Wyatt/Rescue Squad Volunteer; :47 VERY QUICK!!!
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*****ANCHOR TAG***** (( Heavy rain created more than its share of problems.
A mudslide on Route 58- brought traffic to a temporary halt.
Kelly Fuller's problem was more isolated-- the front porch of her Danville home caved in.
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((KELLY FULLER/DANVILLE HOMEOWNER:I LOOKED AND THE FRONT PART OF MY HOUSE, LIKE WHERE MY LIVING ROOM IS, THE SHRUBBERY HAD CAVED IN AND IT HAD KNOCKED THE WALL OF MY BASEMENT. ))
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Fuller wasn't the only Danville resident with problems.
Ronnie Setliff and Billy Wyatt volunteered to evacuate families when Fall Creek at the intersection of Thomas and Halifax Road began to swell. NAT SOUND: WOAH, WOAH.
The current was apparently too much for the boat's motor to handle.
Fortunately, the Danville Rescue Squad volunteers were able to hang on.
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((WHAT WERE YOU THINKING WHEN YOU WERE HANGING ONTO THE TREE. BILLY WYATT/RESCUE SQUAD VOLUNTEER:THIS IS INTERESTING HOW ARE WE GOING TO GET OUT OF HERE. ))
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That part would prove to be difficult-- especially when the tree they were clinging to broke loose.
There were more tense moments when Setliff fell in.
That's when local volunteers knew they had to act quickly-- throwing out a rope.
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((LT. BILL HANKINS/DANVILLE RESCUE SQUAD:IT SNAGGED IN THE ENGINE AND WE WERE LUCKY. IT SNAGGED TIGHT ENOUGH WE COULD START PULLED THEM TO SHORE. ))
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((RONNIE SETLIFF/RESCUE SQUAD VOLUNTEER: IT WAS HAIRY BUT WE KNEW WE WERE ALRIGHT THOUGH. WE GOT OUR FRIENDS OVER HERE AND WE KNEW THEY WOULD TAKE CARE OF US. ))
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And, without a moments hesitation. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
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Governor George Allen is preparing to tour Danville within the hour. We'll have more on the story tonight at five and six.

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Still to come on news 7 at noon,
More shooting in Iraq-a fighter plane blast today and a second set of missile attacks last night.
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And,
Another chapter in the Israeli-- Palestinian struggle for peace.
Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to sit down, for the first time with Yasser Arafat.
Stay with us.
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Iraq


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


Within the past hour, a U-S fighter plane has blasted an Iraqi radar site with a missile. A U-S official says the site is no longer operational.
Meanwhile, Pentagon spokesmen say a second U-S strike overnight has cut Iraq's air defenses down to size.
But the White House still will not rule out more attacks, to enforce the expanded no-fly zone now covering the southern half of Iraq.
Elizabeth Kaledin has the latest from Washington.
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Determined to cripple Saddam Hussein's defenses in the south, U-S forces launched their second missile assault in less than 24-hours.
GEN.JOSEPH RALSTON, VICE-CHAIRMAN, JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
Adminstration officials described the attack as a "mop-up operation"...designed to ensure u-s warplanes patrol the expanded "no-fly" zone unchallenged.
A total of 17-missiles in all rained down on iraqi air defense radars and
command-and-control installations...not destroyed by the first ---and larger

hailstorm early yesterday.
Iraq claims that assault resulted in 5-deaths and the destruction of a housing complex.
There's no evidence yet whether the second one hit all intended targets.
Regardless---saddam is ever defiant and ignoring the u-s edict ...instead,

he's ordered his troops to shoot down any western plane entering the new zone....now extended to the 33rd parallel....just outside of baghdad.
Abroad, there has been mixed at best reaction to the bombings....prompting president clinton during a speech before the national guard association last
night---- to once again outline his reasoning.


CLINTON: WE KNOW THAT IF WE DO NOT PURSUE THIS POLICY WE WILL ONCE AGAIN BE CALLED UPON TO DO MORE AS WE HAD TO DO MORE IN OPERATIONS DESERT SHIELD AND DESERT STORM....WE DO NOT WANT THAT TO HAPPEN.
Some of the strong criticism isn't coming from republican presidential candidate bob dole who said aggression from saddam hussein or anyone, shouldn't be tolerated. DOLE:THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT SADDAM HUSSEIN IS AN OUTLAW , IS A TYRANT, HE'S A BUTCHER AND WE CANNOT TOLERATE ANY ADDITIONAL ACTION BY HIM IN THAT PART OF THE WORLD.))

Gulf-Vets


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net (edit of 96-72)
GRAPHIC=Missile Attack


The Missile Strike is hitting home for many local Gulf War veterans.
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One former Marine believes Saddam Hussein is starting trouble again to improve his country's economy.
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((DAVID THOMPSON/GULF WAR VETERAN: HIS COUNTRY NEEDS MONEY, NEEDS TO BE BACK ON ITS ECONOMIC FEET. HE'S BASICALLY BACKED IN A CORNER. HE NEEDS TO DO SOMTHING TO BRING MORE MONEY IN THERE. AND ANOTHER WAR COULD DO THAT. ))
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Other vets say troops should have stayed in the Persian Gulf longer.
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((STAFF SGT. RON VANDEGRIFT/U.S. MARINE CORPS: WE WERE IN KUWAIT CITY AND WE HAD ORDERS TO GO NORTH THE FOLLOWING DAY AND WE FOUND OUT THE WAR WAS OVER. SO, WE WERE KIND OF WONDERING WHAT WAS GOING ON, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE HEARD HE WAS STILL IN POWER. ))
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Both men agree that if it does come down to sending U-S troops back into the Persian Gulf-- they should be allowed to finish what they started five years ago.
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Fran


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


The governor of South Carolina has declared a state of emergency as Hurricane Fran approaches the southeast coast.
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The Category three hurricane has sustained winds of 115 miles-per-hour, and could strengthen further to a category four storm by the time it makes landfall late tomorrow.
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Navy ships sailed out of Jacksonville yestersday just in case Fran makes a turn toward northern Florida.
But right now forecasters believe Fran will strike somewhere between Georgia and North Carolina.
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ISRAEL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
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A much talked about meeting is set to take place today near the Gaza Strip.
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Palestinian and Israeli officials confirm that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and P-L-O leader Yasser Arafat will hold their first face to face talks.
Since being elected in May Netanyahu has angered Palestinians by postponing the pullout of troops from Hebron and approving expanded Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
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Still ahead--Two Lynchburg Hillcats have struck out with the law--
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And,
A vending machine company tells the government to BUTT out.
It says it can do the job at curbing teen smoking.
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Vending-Machine


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-68
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One Virginia vending company has found a unique way to keep teens from buying cigarettes from their vending machines.
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A Richmond-area vending company that supplies Applebees restaurants and other businesses around the state foils cigarette buyers on the first try.
A bartender must press a remote control button behind the bar to activate the machine.
The vending machine company says it's policing teen smoking itself.
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((Charles Hutchinson/Cliff Weil Vending Services, Inc.: SOME BUSINESS PEOPLE WAS ASKING US TO. AND WE WAS DOING IT ON OUR OWN TOO. IT'S NOT SOMETHING THE FDA ... TAX DOLLARS.))
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The remote activator retro- fit costs about 500- dollars.
New F-D-A regulations would ban cigarette vending machines altogether.
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Hillcats


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-62
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Two Lynchburg Hillcats were playig a different ballgame yesterday, in court.
The two baseball players accused of taunting and chasing a gay man in July pleaded guilty to reduced charges.
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Hillcats pitchers John Dillinger and Jeff Kelly were given suspended 90-day jail terms.
The victim, Greg Robinson, says the pair began harassing him at this gas station, then chased him for several miles before crashing into his car.
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((ETHAN ONTJES/PROSECUTOR: I THINK WHAT YOU HAD WAS REALLY A HATE CRIME. BASED ON MR. ROBINSON'S SEXUAL PERSUASION, I THINK THEY FOR SOME REASON DIDN'T AGREE WITH IT AND DECIDED THEY WERE GOING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.))
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Dillinger and Kelly were also ordered to pay restitution and do ten hours of community service.
Robinson's attorney says that may not satisfy his client.
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((LEIGH DREWRY/ROBINSON'S ATTORNEY: RIGHT NOW ANYTHING'S POSSIBLE. I'VE BEEN CONTACTED BY MR. ROBINSON, I'M EXPLORING HIS OPTIONS AND AFTER A FEW DAYS OR WEEKS WE'LL SIT DOWN, COME UP WITH SOME OPTIONS AND MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHAT TO DO.))
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Drewry says Robinson is considering suing the two players for violating his civil rights.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN eight and a half points.
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Coming up on News 7,
Patrick will bring us the latest in sports,
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Including last night's action at the U-S open.
Pete Sampras escaped to the semifinals.
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Emmitt


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
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Cowboys star Emmitt Smith is back home in Dallas, recovering from the injuries he suffered in Monday's loss to Chicago.
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Smith injured his neck and shoulder when he dove over the top on this play fake and landed on his head and shoulder.
The game was stopped for 10 minutes as Emmitt was immobilized and carted off the field on a stretcher.
He spent Monday night in the hospital but all of the tests performed on his neck and head were negative.
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((JERRY JONES/COWBOYS OWNER:)) ((BARRY SWITZER/COWBOYS HEAD COACH:))
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Emmitt will likely miss Sunday's game with the Giants, but there is a chance he could play.

Tennis


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#S6-17
GRAPHIC=US OPEN


Top-seed Steffi Graf opens today's U-S Open schedule with a quarterfinal match against Judith Weisner (VEES'-nur) before Jana Novotna (YAH'-nah noh-VAHT'-nah) battles 15 year old Martina Hingis.
In men's quarterfinal action Six seed Andre Agassi battles number three Thomas Muster (MOOS-tur).
Number two Micheal Chang squares off against Javier (HAH'-vee-ehr) Sanchez.
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Last night Australia's Mark Philippoussis (fih-lih-POO'-sihs) brought his cannon to the court in the form of a 133 mile per hour serve.
He had 17 aces but found his target only 49 perecent of the time.
Pete Sampras, on the other hand, had 11 aces and came away with a straight sets victory.
Goran (ee-van-EE'-seh-vihch) Ivanisevic recorded 20 aces in his win over Andrei Medvedev, but he blasted the tourney's officials, calling them out of shape cripples.
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Ivanisevic (ee-van-EE'-seh-vihch) now faces fan favorite Stefan Edberg.
The two time open champ beat Britian's Tim Henman in a four set Marathon that lasted three hours and five minutes.
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Monica Seles and Conchita Martinez also claimed victories yesterday.

Wrap


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cst
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Tune in tonight to News 7 at Five and Six for the latest on local flooding. That's all for News 7 at Noon.