12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
SS=None
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President Clinton and Republicans remain at odds on how to handle Saddam Hussein.
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And it's the sequel to the O-J Simpson trial drama.
Jury selection in his civil trial is about to begin in Santa Monica. (/////////////)
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Skies clear out a bit, and temperatures cool on the wings of a cold front that passed in the night. I'll have all your weather details, along with a look at sports.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Stay with, News 7 at Noon is next.

Iraq


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


President Clinton has briefed Congress on Iraq and defended his handling of the situation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;

10:17:57
But at today's White House meeting Mr. Clinton and his staff failed to win over some key Republicans.
Senator John McCain calls Saddam Hussein stronger than ever.
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10:18:48
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((HE IS BETTER OFF THAN HE WAS TWO WEEKS AGO, NOW CONTROLS PARTS OF IRAG HE DIDN'T SINCE 1991, AND HE IS EITHER SPLIT OR REVEALED SIGNIFICANT SPLITS WITHING THE COALITION WHICH CAN DO NOTHING BUT HELP HIM IN THE LONG RUN. ))
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10:20:05
But the President disputed that claim saying the expanded no-fly zone over southern Iraq has the Iraqi leader boxed in more tightly than ever.
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10:20;58 ((WE HAVE ALSO PUT SADDAM ON NOTICE SO I FEEL WE DID THE APPROPRIATE THING IN APPROPIATE WAY TO GET THE RESULTS THAT WE SOUGHT. ))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fort Hood, TX;


President Clinton last night signed the orders to send U-S troops to Kuwait.
Pentagon officials say about three thousand troops will be sent.
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TWA-crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=crash investigation


It was two months ago today that T-W-A flight 800 exploded in midair over the Atlantic, killing 230 people.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hampton Bays, NY;


Yesterday, search crews discovered two more bodies and another large piece of wreckage.
But authorities still have not determined what brought down the 7-47.
Yesterday, after more questions from the media, they dismissed the possibility of friendly fire.
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VO-NAT


So far, investigators have recovered 210 bodies and about 70 percent of aircraft.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


Meantime, security is getting tighter at the three airports in the New York City area.
The New York and New Jersey Port Authority says more bomb-sniffing dogs will be patrolling airport concourses, and baggage areas-- and airport workers will undergo ten-year background checks.

SIMPSON


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


The wrongful death suit filed against O-J simpson begins today in Southern California.
This time around Simpson appears ready, even eager, to take the stand in his defense.
Bill Whitaker has the story.
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SUPER=03-Los Angeles/June 28; :06
SUPER=07-O.J. Simpson; :12
SUPER=01-Erwin Chemerinsky/USC Law Center; 1;20
SUPER=01-Bill Whitaker/Reporting;
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((
OJ Simpson claims he wanted to testify at his first trial, but his attorneys convinced him it would
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drag the trial out at the risk of losing more jurors and even a mistrial. This time? OJ SIMPSON:I CAN'T WAIT. I CAN'T WAIT. IT REALLY IS FUNNY. THEY SAY 'HE'LL HAVE TO TAKE THE STAND.' WHAT DO YOU MEAN I'LL HAVE TO TAKE THE STAND. YOU CAN'T KEEP ME OFF THE STAND.
The jury that will sit in this Santa Monica courtroom is likely to have a different experience from the the first. They'll hear from Simpson, his good friend Al Cowlings, the driver on the low-speed chase. And from one of Simpson's main accusers, Nicole Simpson's friend Faye Resnick. But Simpson says he's confident this jury will see the evidence the same as the first. OJ SIMPSON: THESE WERE THE ONLY PEOPLE IN AMERICA THAT WASN'T INFECTED BY THE MEDIA, YOU KNOW. THEY SAW THE FACTS, IN THE COURTROOM. THEY DIDN'T GET THE SPIN. THEY SAW THE FACTS IN THE COURTROOM.
And what, according to Simpson, were the crucial facts?
OJ Simpson: I'LL MAKE THIS STATEMENT. YOU CAN SAY THEY FRAMED AN INNOCENT MAN OR YOU CAN BELIEVE THEY FRAMED A GUILTY MAN, BUT THE ONE THING YOU CANNOT DEBATE IS THAT SOMEBODY TRIED TO FRAME ME. ERWIN CHEMERINSKY, UNIV. OF SO.C LAW CENTER: THE KEY TO THE CIVIL TRIAL IS GOING TO BE SIMPSON ON THE WITNESS STAND. AND I THINK IT WOULD BE AN ENORMOUS MISTAKE FOR ANYONE, INCLUDING THE PLAINTIFF'S LAWYERS, TO THINK THAT HE IS GOING TO BE EASILY DEVASTATED OR DESTROYED ON THE WITNESS STAND.
Convincing the jury is one thing. A skeptical public is something else.
OJ SIMPSON: I TRULY DON'T BELIEVE THIS TRIAL IS GOING TO CHANGE ANYBODY'S MIND ONE WAY OR THE OTHER, NO MATTER HOW IT TURNS OUT. I REALLY DON'T SEE IT.
Ironically, both Simpson and his accusers have the same expectations: that this trial will set the record straight.
Bill Whitaker CBS News.))

Soering


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#edit tape
GRAPHIC=soering


A Bedford County judge will hear the case of a German diplomat's son who is serving two life terms for the murders of his former girlfriend's parents.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/1990;


Attorneys for Jens Soering contend that prosecutors withheld evidence at his 1990 trial. Soering is seeking a new trial.
Derek and Nancy Haysom were stabbed to death at their home in 1987.
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CANCER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=cancer


The American Cancer Society says people need to cut back on red meat and alcohol for healthier living.
It says the consumption of the two is linked to some forms of cancer.
The guidelines are different than those issued by the federal government which says one or two alcoholic drinks a day appear to cause no harm to adults.
The cancer society says the risk of cancer may start to rise with as few as two drinks a day.


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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Still to come on the newscast.
A federal board looks into passenger side airbags-- Some say they aren't safe for kids.
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VO-NAT


And,
Governor Allen is in a whitewater scandal of his own-- We'll tell you about it when we come back.
But first, let's check in with Patrick in the Weathercenter.
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Flood-Applications


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=
TAPE#96-75
GRAPHIC=Flood Relief


Virginia's flood victims are getting a helping hand from the government.
So far, more than 300 applications from Virginians for disaster housing assistance have been accepted.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Last Week;


The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the grants for disaster housing assistance total almost 670-thousand dollars.
Among those applying are residents in the hard-hit areas of South Boston and Danville.
The grants allow disaster victims to pay for rental housing or emergency repairs to make their own homes livable.
Officials say it usually takes 15 to 20 days for applicants to get their checks after they apply.
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safe-driving


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


Airbags and children will be the subjects of a National Tranpsortation Safety Board meeting today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

FROM TAPE 596-04
A staff study being presented today concludes that passenger airbags may save adult lives but they're proving deadly for small children.
The study also finds problems with child safety seats.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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The board may use the study to recommend that automakers find a way to slow down the inflation of side airbags.
It may also recommend car seats for children eight and under.

Allen


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=allen


Governor George Allen went back to school this morning on his latest visit to the Roanoke Valley.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Governor spoke to students during a tour of Cave Spring High School.
Allen was highlighting the tougher standards of learning approved by the General Assembly and signed into law.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THAT'S ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT AND HISTORIC CHANGES GOING ON IN VIRGINIA'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS NOW. WE'RE FOCUSED ON THE BASICS. WE HAVE MEASURABLE STANDARDS, AND THERE IS GOING TO BE ACCOUNTABILITY FINALLY IN OUR SCHOOLS.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Allen says Cave Spring is among the best schools in the state.
Today, he praised students, parents and teachers for raising expectations without the mandate of state law.

Doctored-Photo


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-67
GRAPHIC=Allen


You've heard the saying a picture is worth a thousand words, well you might say one picture snapped of the governor and friends is worth a thousand explanations.
Ellen Qualls uncovers a photo fraud in Richmond.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/July 25; :00
SUPER=@Allen; :31
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SUPER=01-Albert Pollard/Sierra Club of Virginia; 1:14
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(( Sooner or later, when steering the ship of state, the Governor's bound to get doused.
Hit some rough waters.
But the July photo-op to promote clean rivers should have been a p-r slam dunk.
The July trip is even the September cover story on the state employees newsletter.
But wait -- NEWS 7 noticed the old switcheroo.
A little photo doctoring moves country music star and sausage king Jimmy Dean from the third row back in the real run to a position as the Governor's left- hand man in the newsletter.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: NO, NO. BECKY WAS IN FRONT. AND JIMMY DEAN WAS HERE. Jimmy Dean was one person back cause he went over and hit his head against-- OHHH.))
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Hmmm. So maybe the head honcho didn't know about the deception...
But the sausage king says, quoting now, "there's NO doubt about it, they switched some things around. That's not very nice."
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, I AGREE WITH YOU, IT IS CLEARLY AND LITERALLY A WHITEWATER ISSUE. WHITEWATER COMES TO VIRGINIA. AND IF THAT'S THE WORST THING WE EVER DO--))
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((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM: WELL IT'S VIRTUAL RAFTING IT APPEARS TO ME. I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE'S A PICTURE OF THE SIGNERS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE THAT THEY'RE WORKING ON. They're working on that now? YEAH. HEH HEH.))
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((ALBERT POLLARD/SIERRA CLUB OF VA.: IN THIS TIME OF CYNICAL VOTERS WE DON'T NEED MORE OF THE GOVERNOR'S STAFF TIME BEING SPENT ON IMAGE. WE NEED MORE OF IT BEING SPENT ON REAL POLICY.))
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The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries magazine took the high road, and used the undoctored photo.
The Department of Personnel and Training admits it took a little editorial license to highlight the major players.
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((REGARDLESS OF HOW WE'RE SITTING IN SOME RAFT, FOLKS NEED TO GET INVOLVED IN VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF DEBRIS TO CLEAN UP IN OUR RIVERS AND STREAMS. Governor we've got to-- HA.))
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Nice save, Governor.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Still to come on the newscast,
David Letterman made Manny the Hippy famous-- Sounds great, but Manny's parole officer watches the Late show.
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VO-NAT


And a teenage vocalist from Martinsville has signed a record deal.
Stay with us.
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Crestar


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-69
GRAPHIC=Crestar Logo


A multi- million- dollar acquisition will place Crestar only a step away from joining the ranks of the nation's 30 largest banking companies.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Richmond based bank will pay more than 750- million- dollars for Citizens Bancorp of Washington, D-C.
The move will help Crestar increase in size by nearly a quarter.
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((BOB LAWSON/CRESTAR ROANOKE PRESIDENT: STRATEGICALLY WE WANT TO BE AN ACQUIRER OF NEW FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS THAT SEEM TO MAKE A GOOD FIT WITH CRESTAR, AND NOT TO BE AN ACQUIREE.))
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Once the merger is complete, Crestar will have the largest deposit market share in the Greater Washington area, and it will hold the number two position in Maryland.
Crestar is the largest bank headquartered in Virginia.
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Best-Products


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-72
GRAPHIC=Business news


The Best Company does not appear to be living up to its name.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Best Products, which has a store in Roanoke, has stopped payments to its creditors.
An analyst that follows the company closely says this likely means the company will file for bankruptcy for the second time in two years.
Best lost more than 95- million- dollars last year, the second- worst loss in its history.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Business News


And the news gets worse for Best.
A Miami company that was interested in a buyout has taken withdrawn its offer.

Armed-Robberies


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-
GRAPHIC=none


Roanoke police are charging two teenagers with a series of convenience store hold-ups.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/August


The boys, ages 16 and 17, are charged with robbing the Turbo Food Mart last month, as well as the Uni-Mart on South Jefferson Street, and the 7-11 on Grandin Road.
In each case, the store was held up by two men wearing ski masks and carrying a handgun.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Both juveniles are also facing charges of robbing the Chevron Express Market on Orange Avenue last month.
And the 17-year-old is charged with an additional holdup, at the Snappy's Food Mart on Liberty Road.

Teen-Singer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net (edit of 96-73)
GRAPHIC=NONE


A teen from Martinsiville is on her way to stardom in the music industry.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


17- year- old Trisca Waller, a singer and songwriter, just signed a four-album deal with Charm City Records of New York.
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(( TRISCA WALLER: THEY CALL ME THE MILLION DOLLAR GIRL NOW-- THEY REALLY DON'T ACT THAT MUCH DIFFERENT TOWARD ME. I MEAN, THEY TREAT ME THE SAME. I MEAN, I JUST GOT A RECORD DEAL. )) ))
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Trisca's manager says her youth is a big asset to her career.
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((DERRICK HODGE/X-TRA LARGE ENTERTAINMENT: RIGHT NOW, YOUNG TEENAGERS IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS IS HOT. AND THAT'S WHAT RECORD COMPANIES ARE LOOKING FOR-- YOUNG TALENT THEY CAN MOLD AND DO WHATEVER WITH. ))
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Trisca plans to finish high school and attend college while pursuing her singing career.
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Boty-Business


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-63
GRAPHIC=Business News


Botetourt County officials have had success attracting new industries to their county, but now their focus has changed.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


The Business Services Initiative has been in place for a couple of months.
The program is made up of a set of old fashioned, door to door appointments in which county officials find out the needs of EXISTING businesses.
The latest company to receive a visit-- communications shelter maker, V-F-P.
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((JERRY BURGESS/BOTETOURT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: WE WE WOULD HATE TO LOSE SOMEBODY LIKE THIS. IF WE DID, THEN ALL OF THE EFFORTS WE PUT INTO RECRUITING NEW INDUSTRY WOULD JUST BRING US BACK TO THE LEVEL WE WERE TO START WITH. ))
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These types of meetings are taking place every week throughout the county.
Burgess believes the program will become permanent.
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Stocks


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


Stocks are trimming their early losses, but remain mostly lower.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 15 points.

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ANCHOR=Melanie


Still to come on News 7 at noon.
Two Harlem Globetrotters give Michael Jordan a run for his money.
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VO-NAT


And,
in Monday night football, the Steel curtain is back--
Pittsburgh slammed the door on the Bills last night.
That and more when we continue.
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MONDAY-FOOTBALL


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=pev
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NFL


It was a big night for Jerome Bettis and the Pittsburgh Steelers as they cruised by the Bills 24 to 6.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Three Rivers Stadium;


Jim Kelly was intercepted FOUR times in the game, and the Bills offense proved totally ineffective against the Steelers. That set up one of Bettis' T.D.'s--he had two on the night, and rushed for 133 yards.
Late in the first half Kelly throws this one up and Carnell Lake picks it off, returning it 47 yards for another Steeler score.
The Bills could only manage two field goals, and they lose to the Steelers, 24 to 6.
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Molitor


ANCHOR=noon
NEWSCAST=Patrick
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-19
GRAPHIC=MLB


The wait is over for Paul Molitor! Last night the Twins star became the 21st man in major league history to record 3000 career hits.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Kansas City, MO/Twins vs. Royals; :00


Molitor began the night two hits shy of 3000, and he got busy in the first inning by lacing this single to left field to give 2 thousand 9 hundred and 99 hits.
Then in fifth inning, the designated hitter would fight off an inside fastball and muscle it to right center.
It drops between the two fielders and Molitor ends up at third with a triple.
SUPER=35-Minnesota/5/Kansas City/6;
The only other Twin to reach 3000 hits is Dave Winfield. Minnesota

loses the game 6 to 5.
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Dunk


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-16
GRAPHIC=News 7 Sports


The Twins star wasn't the only one breaking records yesterday.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL; :00


In Orlando two members of the Harlem Globetrotters set a new record in the guiness book, by making successful dunks with the basket set at 11 feet eight inches.
Michael Wilson and Sean Williams each made the dunk. Wilson has a 56 inch vertical leap.
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Girls


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#GIRL-96
GRAPHIC=GIRLS HOOPS


Monday night isn't usually a hot bed for girl's high school hoops, but a couple of games dotted last night's schedule including a traditional rivalry as Parry McCluer hosted Rockbridge Co.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Buena Vista/Wildcats vs. Blues; :00


The Lady Blues were hoping to chalk up another win last night for first year head coach Mark Melton.
But the Wildcats were ready for the challenge in the first half as Ashley McLain plays the "D" by intercepting the pass and taking it in for two.
The Blues would answer that pressure with some string music as Lindsey Coleman knocks down the three pointer.
SUPER=33-Parry McCluer/41/Rockbridge Co./28;


The Blues would manage to pull off the victory as Chy Clark passes down court to Nicole Barger who gets the hoop as Parry McCluer beats Rockbridge County 41-to-28.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=hold


In one other almost identical score last night Bath County upset Alleghany 41-to-27. Ironically, Bath lost to the Lady Mounties 81-to-53 just a couple of weeks ago.

MANNY-HIPPY


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


A convicted drug dealer picked the wrong place to hide out from the law.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Green Co., OH;


Micah Popp, also known as "Manny the Hippy" to faithful viewers of The Late Show With David Letterman, will be making a trip to a Green County, Ohio Courtroom today for a hearing.
He's charged with violating probation on a Marijuana trafficking conviction.
It seems Manny was recognized by his parole officer when he made an appearance on the C-B-S talk show. (----------------)