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An accident invovling an high school bus in Bedford County results in the death of a high school student
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And the Pentagon rushes warplanes and a second aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf region.
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Hurricane Hortense continues her trek northward, while our weekend forecast conitnues to improve. Stay tuned for all the sunny details coming up from the News 7 Weather Center.
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Stay with, News 7 at Noon is next.

Bus-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
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TAPE#96-66
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One Bedford County high school student was killed, two others injured when their car hit a school bus near Huddleston this morning.
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The accident happened on this stretch of Route 43 just east of the Body Camp Elementary School.
Authorities say the bus had stopped to pick up a passenger when a car carrying the three teens struck it from behind.
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((LT. KENT ROBEY/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: A VEHICLE TRAVELING NORTH ON 43 CAME AROUND THE CURVE AND COULD NOT STOP FOR THE BUS. CAUGHT THE LEFT REAR OF THE BUS AND THE PASSENGER WAS KILLED IN THE ACCIDENT.))
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Police say all three teenagers were students at Staunton River High School.
No students on the school bus were injured in the crash.
Authorities have "not" released the names of the victims.
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Iraq


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


The U-S is moving some sophsticated weaponry into the Persian Gulf region this afternoon.
A squadron of stealth fighters began a non stop flight from New Mexico yesterday.
The planes carry the means and the pilots carry a message for Saddam Hussein.
Bob Orr has the story. 11:02:42
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Flood-Centers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
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TAPE#96-71
GRAPHIC=Southside Aftermath


Southside flood victims are getting financial aid today.
FEMA set up disaster recovery centers yesterday to help get residents back on their feet..
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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((ALL MY HAND SANDERS, MY BELT SANDERS...))
For Jay Lee Dean, this has been a bitter loss.
Dean moved his furniture repair shop to Riverdale less than a year ago, hoping to capitalize on its promising location near a busy highway.
That was before four feet of floodwater filled his shop last weekend, ruining his stock, his merchandise and his equipment. ((SO THIS IS, ESSENTIALLY A TOTAL LOSS FOR YOU? THIS HAS BEEN A TOTAL LOSS.))
If it's true, misery loves company, Dean is not alone.
Across the street at the Swanee Restaurant, they've lost a week's worth of business waiting for the waters to recede so that the building could be dried out and cleaned off. ((RAY FOWLER/RESTAURANT OWNER: ECONOMICALLY IT'S BEEN RIGHT TOUGH. YOU ADD THE LOSSES FOR THE EQUIPMENT AND THE FOOD PLUS THE LOSS OF BUSINESS. IT'S BEEN TOUGH.))
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This is music to the ears of grocery store owner Bunny Propst.
Customers are slowly filtering back into the Ratliff grocery, which has been cleared of its mud, water and debris.. and is now waiting for new stock to refill its shelves. ((BUNNY PROPST/GROCERY STORE OWNER: AND I'M THINKING SERIOUSLY ABOUT GETTING SOME GREEN PAINT AND WRITING ACROSS THE FRONT OF THE STORE "PLEASE COME IN", SO EVERYBODY THAT FELT SORRY FOR US, WE'RE OPEN WE NEED OUR CUSTOMERS TO COME BACK.))
While they wait for business to rebound, Propst and the rest are hoping FEMA can pick up the financial slack.
The first step is calling the toll free number to register for assistance. ((Steve Smallshaw: Once you have registered by phone and you have more specific questions, you can come to a disaster recovery center like this one in downtown South Boston. FEMA says it will keep these centers open until the need is exhausted. Steve Smallshaw, News7, South Boston.)) ))

STORMS


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


It's a tale of two hurricanes this afternoon.
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11:00:00
Hurricane Fausto is bearing down on Mexico's Baja California penisula, and could force up to 4-thousand people to evacuate.
Forecasters are warning the storm could dump up to ten inches of rain.
The southeastern U-S could being feeling the effects of Hurricane Hortense later today.
Forecasters say the storm will likely miss the U-S by making a turn to the northeast.
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4:06:42
The category 4 hurricane Hurricane Hortense took a swipe at the Turks and Caicos islands and barreled past the Bahamas yesterday but caused no reported damage.
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BOSNIA


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


Tomorrow is election day in Bosnia.
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The Dayton accords, which were signed last November, brought an end to the Bosnian war and called for the holding of national elections in the region.
The three ethnic groups -- Croats, Serbs and Muslims -- will elect three separate presidents.
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Polling stations opened this morning to allow members of the military to vote one day early.
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japan


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


Just days after Okinawans voted to press for a reduction of U-S forces on the Japanese island, more U-S servicemen are in trouble with the law.
U-S officials say two U-S Marines are being held on suspicion of attacking and robbing a 56-year-old woman on the Japanese island.
The rape of a 12-year-old girl by U-S servicemen last year sparked outrage on Okinawa.

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Still to come on News 7,
Earth- shattering archeological finds.
Virginia's first settlement is unearthed in Jamestown.
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And, it was a star studded campaign fundraiser for President Clinton.
But first, let's check in with Patrick.
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Lavender


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#96-68
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A former employee at the Coyner Springs Juvenile Detention Home could spend as much as 6 and a-half years in prison for raping a former resident.
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(Seh- Dric) Cedric Lavender was sentenced yesterday to five years in prison for raping a 14-year old girl last year.
The sentence could be suspended after Lavender serves a year and a half in prison.
The former child care worker also got 12 months for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
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Botetourt County prosecutor Joel Branscom says if Lavender violates any terms of his probation, he could face an additional 6 and a-half years in prison.


clinton-fundraiser


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


Tinseltown's biggest stars have raised big bucks for the democrats.
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4:15;09
Stars, including Joan Collins, Sharon Stone and Kevin Spacey paid 12 thousand 500 dollars per seat to attend a splashy fund-raiser in Beverly Hills.
Those paying top dollar were entertained by Chicago, the Eagles, Barbra Streisand and the Neville Brothers.
Tom Hanks emceed the event and the President let him know he appreciated his apparently lengthy effort.
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"Primary Colors" is the book authored anonymously who some say is the story of the Clinton White House. The Campaign Study Group says Democrats have raised four-point-seven million dollars in Hollywood for this year's election.

Fishing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=VA Supreme Court


The Virginia Supreme Court has upheld a ban on public fishing along a stretch of the Jackson River.
In a ruling issued today, the court said several landowners along 17 miles of the river have exclusive fishing rights.
The court agreed with the landowners that the grants from the king of England before the Revolution give them the right to control access to the river.
A guide from Charlottesville had challenged the ban, after he was arrested while fishing on the river four years ago.

Jamestown


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-63
GRAPHIC=NONE


Settlers from England landed at Jamestown almost 400 years ago-- and now archaeologists says they've found physical evidence of their efforts.
Ellen Qualls reports on the finding of the 1607 Fort at Jamestown.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WE HAVE DISCOVERED AMERICA'S BIRTHPLACE -- THE ORIGINAL JAMESTOWN FORT. applause))
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM WAS THAT THIS FORT WAS LOST TO THE MIGHTY JAMES RIVER. THESE INQUIRING MEN AND WOMEN HAD A MUCH BETTER IDEA. THEY LITERALLY DUG IN.))
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The Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities acquired and preserved the site from further erosion -- with NO inkling until two years ago of what actually still lay beneath the earth.
That's when archaeologist William Kelso stepped into --
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((WILLIAM KELSO/ARCHAEOLOGIST: A TIME I LIKE TO CALL THE WOODEN AGES, WHERE MOST EVERYTHING WAS MADE OF TIMBER AND EARTH. SO WHAT IS LEFT FOR ARCHAEOLOGISTS ARE NOT BRICK FOUNDATIONS, BUT RATHER STAINS IN THE SOIL WHERE WOODEN WALLS DECAYED AWAY.))
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((IN 1607, 104 HARDY SETTLERS SAILED UP THE JAMES RIVER TO DISCOVER THIS SITE. ALMOST 400 YEARS LATER, MORE THAN 100 ARCHAEOLOGISTS AND 700- THOUSAND DOLLARS REDISCOVERED JAMESTOWN.))
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Captain John Smith and the Virginia Company survived-- the first permanent English settlement in the New World.
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((WILLIAM KELSO/ARCHAEOLOGIST: IT WAS A TOUGH PLACE TO LIVE IN THIS EARLY PERIOD. UH, LIVING MOSTLY ON TURTLE IT SEEMS.))
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Look upon the first face -- unearthed this week.
Taken down by a musketball in the leg.
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Among the new news:
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((WILLIAM KELSO/ARCHAEOLOGIST: WE NOW KNOW THAT THEY WERE MAKING COPPER JEWELRY IN THE LOCAL ALGONQUIN INDIAN STYLE, SHOWING THAT THIS TIME OF FIRST CONTACT WAS MORE A TIME OF INTERDEPENDENCE AND ACCOMMODATION RATHER THAN OF EXTERMINATION.))
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Expect more revelations leading up to the year 2007 -- the four century mark for an American icon.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Jamestown.))
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Still to come on the newscast,
It may be getting cooler, but the grass is still growing.
Growin' it continues-- with a look at athletic fields.
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And,
This student in Vermont is posing an interesting challenge to his school's dress code.
That story and more when we continue.
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cross-dresser


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


A cross-dressing high school student in Vermont is challenging a principal's decision prohibiting him from wearing women's clothing to class.
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Fifteen year old Matt Stickney, who also calls himself Mary, says that if females can wear any clothing they want to school he should be able to do so as well.
Last week the sophmore wore a dress to school for three days, but Burlington High School principal Ridgley Schott told him on Monday he couldn't wear women's clothing anymore. Stickney says he'll take his case to court if neccesary.
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GROWIN-IT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=PEV
TAPE#96-72
GRAPHIC=NONE


You may be nearly finished with your lawn for the season, but Patrick Evans knows one stretch of grass that's about to see a LOT of action.
Today, Patrick tackles a football field on Growin' It.
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Leggett


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NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#none
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A longtime department store chain in Southside Virginia will soon have a new owner.
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For several months rumors had been swirling about the sale of the Leggett Stores to an out of state suitor.
The chain, with 36 stores and six outlet centers, is being sold to Belk Stores of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Belk already owns 16 percent of Leggett's shares.
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The Leggett and Belk families are related. The families split in the 1920s and the Leggetts opened their first store in Lynchburg.


Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE# none
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Stocks are posting significant gains as fresh economic data diminish concerns about inflation and higher interest rates.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 53 points.

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Stay with us, there's more News 7 to come.
We'll find out where our hard-working Friday Football Extra team is headed tonight.
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And,
A former Powell Valley football standout has a HUGE rushing average so far at UVA.
A profile of Thomas Jones when we come back.
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Cavaliers


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VF96-1
GRAPHIC=UVa football


While Tiki Barber continues his Heisman hunt, former Powell Valley power and now UVa back up Thomas Jones is searching for more playing time. Steve Mason takes a quick look at Jones as he heads into his second college football game.
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((He carried the ball 5 times and amassed 76 yards..a wopping 15.2 yards per carry average, thanks in large part to his first college play, a 57 yard run.
The 3rd string Jones is battling 2nd stringer Anthony Southern for the two spot. Southern gained 44 yards on 12 carriers vs, central Michigan, a 3.7 yards per carry average.
Heisman trophy hopeful Tiki Barber, is just happy to have strong back ups. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
Welsh did say that how well Jones and Southern play in practice will determine who plays more in games. Welsh also said JOnes would play against Maryland, Steve mason, News 7 Sports.))
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FFE


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-12
GRAPHIC=FFE LOGO


Last week it was Fran, this week it will just be plain Frantic.
Friday Football Extra is ready for week three as we attack Friday the 13th with highlights of 16 games. Here's where you'll find our crews tonight.
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