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NOON-HEADLINES

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Hurricane "Fran" is long gone, but it's still causing major problems in some states.
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Meantime the death count from the storm continues to climb.
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Now Hurricane Hortense is spinning near the Virgin Islands, we'll check out her progress and your local forecast coming up in weather.
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Stick around, News 7 at Noon is next.

FRAN


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
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Hurricane Fran is long gone, but it's still causing major problems in some states.
Thousands are still without power from North Carolian through Pennsylvania and many roads remain closed.
The death count has climbed to 29 with a half dozen people still missing.
Art Rascon has more from Fran's disaster zone, the North Carolina Coast.

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(( WE HAVE ALOT OF CEILING DAMAGE...CEILING FELL I7/8. ROOG DAMAGE, FLOOR DAMAGE." joey garrison returned to his home on carolina beach yesterday, finding the barrier island still half submerged and almost completely destroyed.
ED HEINZ, CAROLINA BEACH RESIDENT "WE'RE WASHED OUT, WE WERE LEFT WITHOUT A HOME. WE CAME BACK EXPECTING TO FIND THINGS THAT WE COULD AT LEAST GET THE SAND OUT OF LIKE WHEN HURRICANE BERTHA CAME THROUGH...AND NOW WE REALIZE, THERE'S NOTHING."
it seems...every business, every house on carolina beach has been damaged...and most of them have already been condemed. "...the whole island is destroyed." but at least carolina beach residents were allowed to return to their homes yesterday.-angry residents living on wrightsville beach couldn't persuade officials to let them on until today. "I'M HOPING FOR IT TO LOOK LIKE I LEFT IT, BUT I KNOW IT ISN'T."
ART Rascon, CBS News Wrightsville Beach, NC.))

Death-Toll


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmo
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Hurricane Fran's death toll in Virginia has risen to 11.
Two people died as the result of a car accident on Friday.
21- year- old Anthony Long drove his car off route 6-58, resulting in the death of his passenger, 16-year old Susan Meadows.
Long died yesterday morning at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
And a Gretna man died Saturday when his car was swept into flood waters.
John Perkins' car was found near a bridge on business Route 29 North.

D'Ville-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-66
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Hurricane Fran may be gone, but the destruction she left in her path is still plaguing many people in our region.
About three thousand customers on the Danville Electric System are still without power.
And officials say they are considering rebuilding power lines in the most severely hit areas.
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It may take several more days before all customers get power.
City officials are asking residents to report any storm damage.
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((RICHARD TURNER/DANVILLE DEPUTY CITY MGR: WE'VE ESTABLISHED A SEPARATE LINE 797-8853 FOR DANVILLE RESIDENTS TO CALL TO ADVISE THE CITY OF PROPERTY DAMAGE.))
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The city will then forward this information to FEMA.
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That number once again is 804-797-8853.
Officials say this number is for reporting storm damage only.
Do not call to report power outages.
The line is open until six this evening.
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HALIFAX-FLOODING


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NEWSCAST=noon
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TAPE# 96-69
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SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;


In Halifax County 41-hundred Virginia Power customers are still without electricity.
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((PATRICK GOULD/VIRGINIA POWER: AS WE'RE PUTTING THE LINES BACK UP WE'RE DISCOVERING MORE AND MORE DAMAGE TO OUR EQUIPMENT. SO THE PACE IS SLOWER AND WE NEED MORE CONTRACTORS. WE EXPECT AT LEAST ANOTHER COUPLE OR THREE DAYS TO GET ALL OUR CUSTOMERS BACK ON.))
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Gould says by Tuesday 95-percent of their customers should have their service restored.
Some residents are trying to get back to business, but the flood waters are still up in South Boston and Halifax County, making it difficult.
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((DEBBIE ELLINGTON/FRANKLIN GARAGE OWNERS WE DIDN'T GET MUCH DONE FRIDAY, OTHER THAN MOVING OUT AND IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE IT'S GOING TO RECEDE ENOUGH FOR US TO GET BACK IN BUSINESS TOMORROW. THAT'S OUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IS NOT BEING HERE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS THAT NEED US.))
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For many the Dan River is like an unwanted house guest that just won't leave.
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BV-FLOODING


ANCHOR=Melanie
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SUPER=03-Buena Vista/June 1995;


The city of Buena Vista was saved from the horrible flooding they feared and remembered all too well.
In the summer of '95 the city was hit by BACK to BACK floods.
High waters tore up roads and left many homeless.
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This weekend several streets flooded, but officials say it wasn't even close to what they experienced in recent floods.
And if high waters ever do come, officials say Buena Vista's flood wall will provide some protection.
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((RICHARD FLORA/BUENA VISTA CITY MGR: THE LEVY BEING THERE HAS GIVEN SOME PEOPLE A LITTLE COMFORT AND IT WOULD GIVE US PROTECTION. IT ISN'T COMPLETED SO THE WATER WOULD STILL BACK UP THROUGH THE INTERIOR STREAM. BUT AS FAR AS THE RIVER IT WOULD NOT GET TWO US.))
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Richard Flora says the flood wall will be 90-percent complete by November.
He says the wall and levy will be operational by that time.
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Traffic was tied up for miles on Interstate 81 last night-- a handful of tractor trailers were involved in a chain reaction accident.
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And some firefighters suffered from smoke inhalation fighting a fire in Montgomery County.
But first, let's check in with Patrick.
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Iraq


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
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The U-N says an exodus of people is under way in northeastern Iraq today.
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A spokesman for the U-N's refugee agency says some three-thousand people have fled their homes for the Iranian border after a Kurdish faction allied with Saddam Hussein took over more territory from a rival Kurdish group.
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Tension in Iraq could soon lead to higher prices at the gas pump.
The Lundberg Survey says crude oil prices have increased nearly a nickel a gallon because of events in Iraq.

Netanyahu


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be at the White House today for talks with President Clinton.
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8;03:30
Netanyahu is expected to give his view on his recent meeting with P-L-O chief Yasser Arafat.
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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Rockbridge-Accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
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A 36-year-old man is dead after a single vehicle accident in Rockbridge County last night.
Mark David Chavez of Forest was killed when the car he was riding in ran off Route 11.
Police say the car drove up an embankment and overturned several times.
Both Chavez and the driver, Michael Todd Powell, were thrown from the vehicle.
Powell was admitted to Stonewall Jackson Hospital, but his condition is not being released.

81-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# 96-68
GRAPHIC=Accident


Like dominoes falling, eight- tractor trailers rearended each other last night, causing a traffic back up for miles in Botetourt County.
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SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


It happened near exit 1-65.
Authorities say these trucks were driving northbound when one of them stopped on the James River Bridge.
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((JOHNNY CARSON/BUCHANAN RESCUE SQUAD: THERE WAS LIKE A CHAIN REACTION. SEVEN, POSSIBLY EIGHT TRACTOR TRAILERS.. YOU KNOW JUST BOOM, BOOM, BOOM RIGHT IN THE REAR END OF EACH OTHER. THERE WERE INITIALLY 10 PATIENTS MOST WITH MINOR INJURIES. ONE OF WHICH WAS TRANSPORTED TO ROANOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.))
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Traffic was delayed for hours as the trucks were towed away.
Authorities say the one person injured was not seriously hurt.
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Trailer-Fire


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A Bedford County family has lost its home to fire.
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SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Flames engulfed this trailer in Montvale shortly before eight this morning.
Paul Mitchum, his wife, and FIVE children were home at the time... but escaped without any major injuries thanks to a couple of smoke detectors.
It took fire fighters 30 minutes to bring the blaze under control... but it wasn't enough to save the trailer.
Investigator A- C Holland thinks the blaze might have been caused by faulty wiring from a clock- radio.
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Montgomery-Fire


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mho
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A two story building in Elliston went up in smoke early this morning.
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A Montgomery County deputy on patrol found the blaze around 2-45 this morning.
Fire crews were dispatched to the intersection of Brake Road and Roanoke Road.
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The deputy who discovered the fire suffered from smoke inhalation and was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital.
Several other firefighters suffered from smoke and heat exhaustion.
The two story wood structure was a total loss.
No one was home at the time of the fire.
Fire officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.
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Still to come on News 7,
If you just couldn't stay up last night, we have the big winners in last night's Emmy Awards.
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And some students are getting a head start on their education while their parents get back on their financial feet.
Stay with us.
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Morris


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
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Former Clinton campaign adviser Dick Morris is in the news again.
He's expected to respond today to congressional questions about what he knows about the White House F-B-I files case.
A story in the Star magazine quotes a prostitute's diary as saying Morris once blamed Hillary Clinton for the file collection controversy.
Morris resigned as an adviser to Clinton after the tabloid broke the story about Morris's relationship with the prostitute.

MCdOUGAL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
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One of the Clinton's former real estate partner's in the Whitewater Venture is behind bars this afternoon.
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Susan McDougal turned herself in to Federal Marshals this morning in Little Rock, having been found in contempt of court last week.
McDougal says she would rather go to jail than answer prosecutor's questions about Bill Clinton in front of a federal grand jury.
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SHAKUR


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


Rapper Tupac Shakur remains in critical condition after undergoing a second round of surgery in a Las Vegas hospital.
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SUPER=@File;


The troubled rap star was operated on last night to repair internal injuries after taking several bullets in the chest late Saturday.
Shakur and his record producer were shot as they were driving along the city's busy casino Strip.
Police don't know yet if Shakur was deliberately targeted, or if the shooting was random.
It was the second time in two years the 25-year-old rap star has been shot.
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Head-Start


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
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Head Start is beginning another year of teaching children in their all-important pre-school years.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Head Start provides care and a safe place for children three to five years old while their parents get on their feet in the work force.
Dental checkups, nutrition and play are all a big part of Head Start.
The Campbell Avenue program helps children learn to make decisions by first letting them choose their own play areas.
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((RENEE ROPER/HEAD START TEACHER: WE'RE DOING THE TEACHING ALL THE SAME TIME THE CHILDREN PLAY. CHILDREN DO LEARN THROUGH PLAY. THIS IS EXACTLY HOW HEAD START OPERATES.))
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Teachers and volunteers talk to the children as they play to encourage socialization and vocabulary.
Head Start is funded mostly by federal block grants.
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Jackson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmo
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Some students did not get back to school until today. Their delay had nothing to do with Hurricane Fran.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Roanoke's Jackson Middle School opened today after a week-long delay.
The newly renovated school did not open with the other city schools last week because construction work had not been completed.
School started for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders at 7:40 this morning.
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Emmy's


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


Twelve nominations and still no Emmy for Angela Lansbury, the star of "Murder, She Wrote."
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Instead the best dramatic actress award at last night's Emmy Awards went to Kathy Baker of PICKET FENCES.
Neither program is returning this fall.
Dennis Franz, of N-Y-P-D BLUE was named best dramatic actor.
In the comedy category the awards went to Helen Hunt of MAD ABOUT YOU and John Lithgow of THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN.
E-R was named best drama series and Frasier won best comedy.
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ECONOMY


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#none
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Top corporate economists say the nation should see continued growth through 19-97.
The prediction comes from the National Association Of Business Economists.
Despite the growth, the group's survey doesn't see inflation getting out of control.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE# none
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Stocks did well today.
Analysts say the markets got off to a good start in a follow-through from Friday's gains.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 27 points.

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Still to come on the newscast.
The Redskins improved their record to one and one with a strong defensive effort,
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And Virginia Tech won the game over the weekend, but managed to drop in the polls.
Stay tuned.
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US-Open


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-13
GRAPHIC=U.S. Open


Steffi Graf won her third U-S open title and Pete Sampras won his first Grand slam title of the year in the men's final.
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Graf was facing Monica Seles in the finals for the second year in a row.
Seles was putting on the pressure in the first set. On this point she chases down the drop shot, smacking it home to tie the set at 5 to 5.
But Graf came back strong. She hits this forehand rocket on a service return and won the first set 7-5 in the tiebreaker.
Graf Dominated from this point and she would win the final set 6 to 4 adding the U.S. Open to her list of Grand Slam titles this year.
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((STEFFI GRAF/U.S. OPEN WINNER: I CAME OUT THERE VERY WELL FOCUSED DIDN'T REALLY MAKE A LOT OF UNFORCED ERRORS LIKE THE OTHER MATCHES BEFORE, AND I JUST THINK I PLAYED A GREAT MATCH. ))
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The Men's final was just exciting Pete Sampras and Michael Chang going head to head. Sampras wins this point when he smokes this forehand shot down the baseline.
Sampras would finish the match with the ace winning his fourth Open title 6-1, 6-4, 7-6.
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Skins


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#RS96-1
GRAPHIC=Skins/Bears


Terry Allen scored the only touchdown of the game and the Washington Redskins bounce back with a 10 to 3 win over the Chicago Bears.
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SUPER=03-Washington, DC/FOX SPORTS; ;


Washington turned it over in the first quarter Allen fumbles the ball and Vincent Smith picks it up at the Bear 31 yard line.
Several plays later Chicago's Carlos Huerta boots this 37 yard field goal and the Bears led 3 to nothing in the first quarter.
Scott Blanton hits this 50 yard field goal, tying the game 3 all at the half.
In the second half, Gus Frerotte hands off to Allen he goes over the right side from 28 yards out to score Washington led 10 to 3.
Chicago had three plays inside the SUPER=30-Washington/10/Chicago/3/;20

to tie the game but the Redskin defense held. Washington gets the home win 10 to 3.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
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In other NFL action, Dallas bounced back, shutting out the Giants 27 to zip.
The Vikings, Bills, Oilers, and Chiefs, and Lions were also winners.

College


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#TF96-1
GRAPHIC=Tech Football


The top five teams remained unchanged in the Associated Press College football Poll.
Nebraska is followed by Tennessee, Florida State, Florida and Colorado.
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Virginia Tech dropped from 15-th to 19-th in this weeks poll. The Hokies had a scare at Akron but Freshman Shyrone Stith rushed for two touchdowns as the Hokies beat the Zips 21 to 18.
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Meantime, Virginia moved to 22-nd in the poll. Tiki Barber rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns as the Cavaliers beat Central Michigan 55 to 21.
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Race


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-34
GRAPHIC=New River Logo


The New River Valley Speedway held its final regular season race of the season and also crowned a points champion.
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SUPER=03-Radford; :


Track favorite Johnny Rumley took the checkered flag winning the Shepherd Auto Supply 200 for his second win of the season at the short track in Radford.

But the big winner was Chad Harris of Stuart's Draft in car number 75. His third place finish gave him the tracks points championship. (-------------)