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NOON-HEADLINES

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South Carolina residents brace for Hurricane Fran, the powerful storm is just hours away from landfall.
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Fran is expected to add to flooding problems in the region.
Yesterday it was a race between motorist and rising water.
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FRAN


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The South Carolina and North Carolina coastal regions are under a state of emergency this afternoon as Hurricane Fran moves closer to shore.
The category three storm, with its 115 mile an hour winds, is expected to slam into the southeastern coast late tonight or early tomorrow morning.
Fran's center is still far off shore, but already rain and strong winds are tearing at the Carolina beaches.
Forecasters now predict the storm's eye will come ashore between Myrtle Beach South Carolina and Wilmington, North Carolina.
Fran is expected to dump five to ten inches of rain and create storm surges of 12 to 16 feet.
Byron Harlan joins us with the latest.
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Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Hurricane Fran can only make local conditions worse.
Forecasters predict the storm will bring heavy rain to Southwest Virginia through Saturday.
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But yesterday's rain caused flooding throughout our region, from Roanoke County to Pittylvania County.
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Allen


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Governor Allen got a first hand look at the flooding damage yesterday.
The Governor and some local dignitaries, toured the area for several hours.
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((GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN:WE'VE HEARD, YOU KNOW, THERE WERE A DOZEN OR SO HOUSES THAT WERE DAMAGED, HALF A DOZEN THAT WERE CONDEMNED, BUT WHEN YOU ACTUALLY SEE IT, IT'S, IT'S SIMPLY NOT ANYTHING THAT YOU COULD, CAN, IMAGINE, SIMPLY BY THE WRITTEN WORD. ))
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Danville and Pittsylvania County were declared local "state of emergencies".
The Governor says, while damage was severe, it doesn't appear Danville will be declared a disaster area, because the damage wasn't wide spread.
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Franklin-Flooding


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The rainy days have made an ongoing problem worse for a Franklin Coounty neighborhood.
Heavy rains have eaten away at parts of this road in Log Cabin Estates.
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((CHARLES WILBURN/LOG CABIN ESTATES RESIDENT: WE'VE BEEN GETTING A LOT OF RAIN HERE LATELY AND JUST NOTICED IT HERE THE PAST FEW DAYS. IT'S WASHED OUT A COUPLE FEET JUST IN THE LAST COUPLE DAYS. ))
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Residents say the developer did not keep his word that he would maintain the road.
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((MARLENE BAKER/LOG CABIN ESTATES RESIDENT: WHEN WE FIRST BOUGHT THE PROPERTY, WE WERE TOLD THAT AFTER SO MANY FAMILIES MOVED IN, THAT THE STATE WAS GOING TO COME IN AND STATE- MAINTAIN THIS. ))
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But Baker says that hasn't happened.
Meanwhile, News-7 was unable to reach the developer, Bobby Taylor for comment.
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Iraq


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Sadaam Hussein's troops may be at it again.
A U-N guard confirms reports of intense fighting today around the U-N safe zone of Irbil in Northern Iraq.
But it's still not clear if Iraqi troops are invovled, or if the battle is between rival Kurdish factions.
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10:10:24
Today's fighting follows U-S attacks on Iraqi defense targets with dozens of cruise missiles.
Yesterday Mr. Clinton called the U-S action a success.
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4:12:11 ((CLINTON:I BELIEVE THAT WE DID THE RIGHT THING, WE HAD THE RIGHT RESPONSE AND I THINK IT WILL HAVE GOOD RESULTS..IF IT DOESN'T WE'LL TAKE THE FACTS AS THEY COME ))
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U-S military officials say they're unaware of major clashes in the north. They also say U-S warplanes are patrolling the new, expanded "no-fly" zone unchallenged.
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Yeltsin


ANCHOR=Melanie
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After weeks of speculation about his health, Boris Yeltsin has announced he plans to have heart surgery at the end of the month.
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During a T-V interiew today Yeltsin revealed that he's suffering from heart disease.
The 65 year old Russian leader had two heart attacks in the past year and has been virtually out of public sight since June.
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Hinckley


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The man who shot President Reagan in 19-81 says he's no longer crazy.
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In fact, John Hinckley Junior says he's so sane he should be allowed to visit his parents once a month, by himself.
Hinckley has been confined to a mental hospital for more than 14 years after being found innocent by reason of insanity in the attack on Reagan.
Hinckley's attorney is requesting a conditional release at the recommendation of Hinckley's doctors.
A hearing is scheduled to consider the request.
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WHITEWATER


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Susan McDougal reportedly has made up her mind to go to jail.
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McDougal was held in contempt of court yesterday for refusing to answer grand jury questions about whether President Clinton lied under oath at the Whitewater trial.
"The Dallas Morning News" says McDougal will turn herself in on Monday rather than testify.
She called the prosecutors liars who are just out to get Bill Clinton.
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McDougal and her ex-husband, James, were partners with the Clintons.
Earlier this year, she was convicted of fraud and sentenced to two years in prison.
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plane-lightning


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Terror in the skies over France.
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7:13;05
Last night an Air France 7-27 was hit by lightning on a flight from Johannesburg, South Africa to Paris.
Twenty-two people were hurt, two seriously.
The jet was forced to make an emergency landing in (mahr-Say) Marseille, France.
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MADD-Star


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Mothers Against Drunk Driving pressed its campaign...
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with a meeting atop Mill Mountain this morning.
Joined by The New Century Council and other city officials, "MADD" is promoting the "Keep the Star White" campaign.
Now that the Mill Mountain Star is going to be lit up in RED whenever there's an alcohol or drug-related traffic fatality, the goal is to keep the star WHITE.
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The group says it's the first of a kind effort anywhere in the nation... to have a unified symbol against drunk driving.

R&B-Communications


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A local telephone company thinks it's ready to compete with Bell Atlantic.
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R- and- B Communications is asking permission from the State Corporation Commission, to provide local service in most areas of the Roanoke and New River Valleys.
If allowed, R- and B would serve as an alternative to Bell Atlantic.
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((ALLEN LAYMEN/R&B COMMUNICATIONS: CONSUMERS IN THESE MARKETS CAN EXPECT TO HAVE CHOICES WHERE AS TODAY, THEY ONLY HAVE ONE CHOICE-- THAT'S BELL ATLANTIC. WE WILL BE ANOTHER CHOICE FOR THEM. ))
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R- and B has provided telephone service in Botetourt County for nearly one hundred years.
The company expects the request WILL be granted and hopes to start expanding its coverage area by this time next year.
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Coming up next,
One Virginia politician is taking on church arsonists,
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And,
and two others are agreeing to disagree about how their campaigns should be run.
Stay with us.
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Mark-Warner


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Mark Warner says he had the idea first-- he wants to wage a "Positive, issue oriented Senate campaign" against John Warner.
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The incumbent says he agrees--
So what's the problem?
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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(( In June, Democrat Mark Warner called for an issues- oriented campaign.
What could be more absurd, he asked, than personal attacks, innuendos, questioning of motives?
Since then, Republican incumbent John Warner has questioned how Mark Warner acquired his personal wealth, and suggested he's trying to buy a Senate seat.
Now John Warner has put his own positive campaign pledge in writing, and challenged his opponent to join him.
Will he?
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((MARK WARNER/D-SENATE CANDIDATE: THAT PLEDGE, BY THIS VERY LETTER, IS NULL AND VOID. THIS IS A PERSONAL ATTACK. I THINK IF YOU ASK ANY INDIVIDUAL ABOUT THIS FIRST PARAGRAPH -- QUESTIONED WHERE I CAME FROM, MOCKING MY TRAVELS AROUND VIRGINIA.))
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Indeed, John Warner writes of Mark Warner "Having coming from Connecticut to join us in Virginia, your trip surely gave you an appreciation of our values and time honored traditions."
And then of himself "Having lived most of my adult life in the Commonwealth, I've learned what Virginians appreciate..."
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((MARK WARNER/D-SENATE CANDIDATE: I DO THINK IT'S SERIOUS. WHEN SOMEBODY QUESTIONS MY CREDENTIALS AS A VIRGINIAN, AND THAT'S WHAT HE'S BEEN DOING, I RESENT IT.))
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So will a man who's 25 points behind in the polls put his own positive campaign pledge in writing?
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((MARK WARNER: WILL I CONTINUE TO TALK ABOUT THE ISSUE DIFFERENCES? YES.))
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That wasn't the question.
In a later fax he says after John Warner apologizes.
Stay tuned.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Church-Burning


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Virginia's Attorney General wants to be a leader in the fight against hate crimes.
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Jim Gilmore yesterday unveiled a tough, nine-point legislative package at a summit prompted by church arsons.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM GILMORE: VIRGINIANS LED THE FIGHT FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AT THE DAWN OF THIS NATION. IT'S TIME FOR US TO AGAIN ACT TO DEFEND THIS FREEDOM FROM THE VIOLENCE DIRECTED AT OUR PLACES OF WORSHIP.))
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Virginia's had arsons at two black churches that may be hate crimes. Both in the Richmond area this year.
This one made it on the FBI list, but authorities believed another was NOT racially motivated.
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((REV. WILSON SHANNON/FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF CENTRALIA: AND THEN FOR ME TO HAVE PHONE CALLS MADE TO ME AND INQUIRE AS TO WHETHER WE'RE ON THE FBI LIST OR NOT. THE FACT IS THREE WHITES JUST BURNED DOWN A HISTORIC BLACK CHURCH.))
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Gilmore's proposals include a penalty of up to life in prison for being armed with a deadly weapon when breaking into a church with the intent to commit arson.
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Rental-Inspection


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Ever since a January fire in a rental property killed five people in Southeast Roanoke,
The city has been working with concerned citizens to develop a rental inspection program.
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This week, the city is sending notices to owners of property on Elm Avenue between Jefferson Street and the Wasena Bridge.
The city can only require inspections when units become vacant, but officials hope the program will encourage landlords to schedule regular inspections on their own.
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((PAULA PRINCE/OLD SOUTHWEST INC.: I THINK IT'S GOING TO DO A WORLD OF GOOD FOR OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND IN FACT WE'VE SEEN JUST IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS SOME LANDLORDS DOING SOME REPAIRS TO THEIR PROPERTIES IN ANTICIPATION OF THIS DAY.))
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Rental inspections could begin on Orange Avenue Northwest in December, and Bullit and Jamison Avenues Southeast early next year.
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The city has scheduled a community workshop to explain the new requirements September 12th at Highland Park Elementary School. WEATHER
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Stocks


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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 5 points.
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Still to come on News 7 at noon,
The father of one U-S Open favorite is on trial today in Germany.
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And,
We'll try to figure out what got into these furry, woodland creatures.
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Foster


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Virginia Tech head basketball coach Bill Foster made his retirement after this season official today.
His successor was also introduced.
Steve Mason was at this morning's news conference.
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Tennis


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At the U-S Open Championships today, the remaining men's semifinalists will be decided.
Top-seed Pete Sampras goes against Alex Corretja (koh-REHT'-chuh) before Stefan Edberg faces fourth-seed Goran Ivanisevic (ee-vah-NEE'-seh-vihch).
Michael Chang and Andre Agassi have already secured spots in the semis.
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On the women's side top seeded Steffi Graf, who advanced to the semi-finals yesterday, winning her 40th straight grand slam match against Judith Weisner
(VEEZ'-nur).


Steffi committed 43 unforced errors and a needed an hour and a half to take the match 7-5 and 6-3.
She will now face Martin Hingis the 15 year old phenom who upset Jana Novotna 7-6, 6-4.
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GRAF-TRIAL


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Meantime, Steffi Graf is likely to have more on her mind then Tennis when she plays again on Friday.
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Graf's father went on trial today for tax evasion.
Peter Graf, who managed his daughter's financial affairs, is accused of not paying taxes on nearly 13- million dollars Steffi earned between 19-89 and 19-93.
The 58- year old German has been in jail for the last 13 months and faces a prison sentence of between six months and 10 years if convicted.
Steffi Graf has not been implicated in the case.
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Deer


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There's nothing worse as a motorist than having a deer dart out in front of your car from behind a tree.
Well, imagine having a whole bunch of Bambis come at you while you're at a sporting event.
That's exactly what happened at a horse race in Copenhagen, Denmark this week.
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Not long after the horses passed in front of the spectators on the grass track, a number of deer came out of the woods, and for some reason picked on this one poor spectator.
The gentleman was flattened, but fortunately uninjured by the not stampeding (-------------) deer.