12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

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A manhunt is underway in South Korea for suspected intruders from a beached North Korean submarine.
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And the first of three-thousand troops have left Texas, for Kuwait.
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Don't go away, News 7 at Noon is next.

bodies


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
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Darkness has temporarly stopped a search in South Korea for North Korean infiltrators.
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The South's Defense Ministry says it captured one intruder early this morning and found eleven others dead after their submarine beached on South Korea's east coast.
They apparently committed suicide rather than risk capture.
Eight more North Koreans are believed to be at large.
The government is offering a reward of 125-thousand dollars for information leading to their capture.
Barry Petersen reports.
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S-KOREA


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AGNEW


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Former Vice President Spiro Agnew is being remebered today by family and friends.
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He died yesterday at the age of 77.
Agnew served under Richard Nixon but was forced to resign in 19-73 in a tax evasion scandal.
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The conservative Republican never spoke to Nixon again.
Agnew felt he'd been sacrificed because of the Watergate scandal.
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But he was present at Nixon's funeral in 19-94.
The Maryland hospital where Agnew died has not released the cause of death.
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Soering


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-80
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Two drifters from Lynchburg were among those questioned about the murders of a wealthy Bedford County couple in 19-85.
But, if the two were ever suspects in the Haysom case, the county prosecutor never told the man who's serving two LIFE terms for the double murder.
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Because of that, Jen Soering's case is heading for another hearing in December- -in the same courtroom where he was convicted six years ago.
The Supreme Court sent the case back to Bedford, so the judge can hear the story of two murder suspects the defense team did not know about when Soering was tried.
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((GAIL MARSHALL: THEY WERE FOUND WITH THE KNIFE THAT'S CONSISTENT WITH THIS WEAPON THAT THE FORENSIC PEOPLE FOR THE COMMONWEALTH HELD WAS THE TYPE OF KNIFE. THEY SECRETED IT, WHEN THEY WERE STOPPED. THEY APPARENTLY WERE FURTIVE ABOUT IT, AND THEN A FEW DAYS LATER THEY STABBED SOMEONE AND WERE CONVICTED FOR THAT STABBING IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE.))
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Marshall wants fingerprints to compare with the UN-identified prints found in the Haysom home.
She also wants to know the suspects' blood type and whether, in fact, they were ever questioned about the Haysom case.
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Soering himself will be back for the hearing on December 9th.

Iraq


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
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Soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas are on their way to the Persian Gulf today.
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The first of several thousand troops left for Kuwait in the wake of new tensions between the U-S and Iraq.
President Clinton signed orders for the deployment Monday.
The soldiers spent most of yesterday getting last-minute briefings about the mission.
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Clinton-Elections


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
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President Clinton takes his re-election campaign to the Grand Canyon today.
He's expected to designate nearly two million acres of southern Utah as a national monument, which would protect the nation's largest coal reserve from development.
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Bob Dole heads to Hollywood to charge movie makers with glamorizing drug abuse.
He'll also unveil a new campaign slogan for the war on drugs.
Aids from both campaigns will sit down once again today to try and iron out dates for some presidential debates.
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Meantime, Reform Party candidate Ross Perot is promising legal action after the Presidential Debate Commission recommended he be left out of the debates.
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((PAUL KIRK/DEBATE COMMISSION CHAIRMAN: THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY AGREES WITH THE UNANIMOUS RECCOMENDATION OF OUR INDIVIDUAL ADVISORY COMMISSION THAT ONLY PRESIDENT CLINTON AND SENATOR DOLE AND THEIR RUNNING MATES BE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE.))
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The decision to exclude Perot was cheered by Republicans, and jeered by Democrats.
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Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-68
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Virginians may defy their tradition of voting for the Republican Presidential candidate.
The latest news-7 Mason-Dixon Poll indicates President Clinton is running neck and neck with Dole.
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44-percent of Virginia voters favor Dole, while 43-percent support the President.
Perot comes in a VERY distant third with only two-percent.
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If Clinton comes out on top-- he would become the first Democratic Presidential candidate to carry Virginia since Lyndon Johnson in 19-64.
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Still to come on the newscast,
Lynchburg authorities were busy this morning saving a man who jumped from a bridge.
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And,
Astronaut Shannon Lucid may finally be coming home after a record stay in space.
But first, let's check in with Patrick.
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Jumper


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-67
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Central Virginia rescue crews were kept busy this morning, trying to save a man who had jumped from a Lynchburg bridge.
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Witnesses saw the man jump from the John Lynch bridge at about 10 o'clock.
He floated downstream for several hundred yards before climbing out of the river near Percival's Island.
Rescue workers then took him to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Police have "not" released the man's name.
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fireworks


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


A brain-damaged man won't stand trial in a fire that killed nine people in Ohio.
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11:00:36
A judge ruled today that Todd Hall is incompetent to be tried on involuntary manslaughter charges.
Hall was accused of setting a fireworks store fire that led to the nine deaths.
Nine years ago, Hall had a partial lobotomy after a skateboard accident.
The judge said if treatment makes Hall mentally competent, he could still be tried.
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Simpson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
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One-hundred prospective jurors are gathering at the Santa Monica courthouse in California today.
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They're the first in a pool of four thousand that could sit on the jury panel at O-J Simpson's civil trial.
The selection process is expected to last several weeks.
Yesterday, the judge in the case dealt some blows to the defense.
He will allow testimony on domestic violence and is limiting the defense's ability to claim a racist frame-up by police.
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SHUTTLE


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
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Astronaut Shannon Lucid is getting closer and closer to her return to earth.
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The shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to dock with the Russian space station Mir tonight.
After a record setting, six months in space, Lucid will be replaced by another American astronaut, John Blaha.
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Silver-Creek


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#None
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A German company is bringing up to 350 new jobs to Pulaski County.
Silver Creek Technologies is buying 25 acres at New River Valley airport industrial park to build a manufacturing plant.
The company makes precision building systems and remanufactures tropical hardwoods for housing components such as moldings and flooring.
Silver Creek's main market is Germany, where the unification of East and West Germany put housing and building components and materials in high demand.
The company expects to start operations in Pulaski County next Spring.

Yokohama


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
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Some industries are not as fortunate.
Over the next few weeks Yokohama plans to phase out 80 jobs.
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It's the second round of layoffs in just two months.
44 workers were let go in August.
Company officials say it's necessary for the tire manufacturer to stay competitive in a slow market.
Marketing Vice President Dan Hunter says he hopes the action will be on a short term basis to meet current market conditions.
He says at this point, no additional layoffs are planned.
Meanwhile, local union leaders say they were expecting the announcement-- but did not know how many people would be let go.
Following these layoffs, there will be close to 925 people employed at the Salem plant.
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Still to come on News 7,
The Solid Rock Kennel controversy is one step closer to a conclusion.
One of the two players has turned herself in.
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And,
These Liberty students showed their true colors by taking part in the "See you at the Poles" prayer program.
We'll explain when we come back.
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Beyer


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NEWSCAST=12
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-73
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The parade of politicians continued today in Roanoke Valley classrooms.
This morning it was Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer's turn to visit Cave Spring Middle School.
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Beyer heads a commission studying the state's school construction needs.
He says the problems of overcrowding and outdated facilities are typical of school systems across Virginia.
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Beyer says the state may raise the current caps on financing for school construction.
His commission is considering other ways to free up more money for school buildings and equipment.

School-Prayer


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Thousands of high school students across the country today took part in the "See You at the Poles" movement.
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Teenagers were encouraged to gather at their school's flagpole and take a stand for Christ.
At Liberty High School in Bedford County, more than fifty students took part in an hour-long prayer session this morning.
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Several of the students said it was important to demonstrate to their peers that it was okay to be open about their Christianity.
This was the second year Liberty has taken part in the "See You at the Poles" program.
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Va-Cares


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-78
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A Roanoke program for former inmates may face major downsizing.
A judge in Richmond rejected Virginia Cares' challenge to a budget veto that cost the agency 600-thousand dollars in state funding.
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Virginia Cares provides services to state inmates as they're released from prison.
Earlier this year the General Assembly earmarked one-point-six million dollars for the program.
A veto by Governor Allen ultimately cost the agency more than a third of its funding, and a judge has now refused to overturn that decision.
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((BILL HOPKINS JR./ROANOKE ATTORNEY: WE'RE DISAPPOINTED IN THE DECISION. THE JUDGE HAS LEFT OPEN THE POSSIBILITY OF AMENDING THE PLEADING TO CURE WHAT HE CITES AS A DEFICIENCY IN OUR CASE. WE'RE WEIGHING OUR OPTIONS WHETHER WE WANT TO DO THAT AT THIS POINT, AND WE'RE WEIGHING OUR OPTIONS WHETHER WE WANT TO TAKE AN APPEAL.))
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Virginia Cares has eighteen sites in the state serving 30 prisons.
Officials say it's now likely that some of those locations will close.

Pulaski-Kennel


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TAPE#96-72
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One woman is facing a 12-month suspended sentence on five counts of cruelty to animals, but her business partner is still missing.
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Annette Jenkins let Terry Weaver set up the Solid Rock Kennel at her home.
Both disappeared in June, leaving about 30 dogs and cats tied up or caged without food and water.
Tipton Ridge Veterinary Clinic has treated and boarded the animals since, and adopted out all but six.
Jenkins turned herself in and pled guilty yesterday.
The judge suspended her 12-month sentence on the condition she repay the vet.
Weaver, who's also charged, is still at large.
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Tech-Expo


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-63
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College job fairs help link seniors and prospective employers, but this year Virginia Tech's Expo had to shut out some corporations.
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The annual Engineering Expo started yesterday with 137 participating companies, a record number.
Due to space constraints, organizers were unable to accommodate about 20 firms that tried to register after the deadline.
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The Expo allows about five thousand engineering students an opportunity to network with potential employers.
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The Expo is one of the largest in the country.
It continues through today at the Squires Student Center.
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Oak-Hall


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-71
GRAPHIC=Business News


After being run by the same family for more than a century a Salem company has been sold.
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Oak Hall Industries was purchased earlier this month by a group headed by the founder of the Rite Aid drug store chain.
The company makes caps, gowns, and academic robes.
Terms of the sale are not being released.
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The new owners do not plan any immediate changes that would affect Oak Hall's 100 workers.
The company is one of the largest cap and gown makers in the U-S.
It was founded more than 100 years ago in Roanoke.

Stocks


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WRITER=lba
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 8 points.
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Still to come on the newscast,
The world's best heptathlete is switching sports.
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And Japanese import Hideo Nomo makes history at Coors Field in Denver.
Patrick has the highlights when we come back.
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NOMO


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=mlb


Hideo Nomo of the Los Angeles Dodgers has made history.
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SUPER=03-Denver, CO;


In a ballpark known throughout major league baseball as the most notorious hitter's park in the history of the sport,
Nomo hurled his first career no-hitter late last night.
A two hour rain delay at the start of the game didn't throw off Nomo's rhthym.
He struck out eight Rockies, including league MVP candidate Ellis Burks to end the game.
Nomo even helped his own cause-- by singling home a run.
Two other no-hitters have been pitched in the majors this year-- but this is the first one ever at Coors Field.
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Pirates


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
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Before last night's games the Pirates Jim Leyland announced that he will not be back in 1997 as the team's manager.
Leyland says he plans to keep managing and the Pirates have given him permission to talk to other clubs.
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Nascar


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-34
GRAPHIC=NASCAR


The Winston Cup warriors roll into Martinsville this week for the Hanes 500, and a couple of drivers will be a little light
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in the wallet.
NASCAR yesterday broke bad on Jimmy Spencer for trying to punch Wally Dallenbach and then breaking away from NASCAR officials Spencer was fined $10 thousand dollars.
Also, Kyle Petty was fined $5 thousand and Michael Waltrip $2 thousand for their feud that took place after Sunday's race.
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Jackie


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MIKE
TAPE#S6-16
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In the world of women's hoops,
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yesterday in St. Louis Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner Kersee said she's leaving the heptathlon to play for the Richmond Rage in the all new, all women's American Basketball League. (-------------) She was a four year starter on the women's team at UCLA!