12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Beth
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Ahead on News 7 at Noon, President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore flex their muscles on the campaign trail as they help push a secret security van out of the mud.
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And Tex Wood becomes the third candidate in the 5th district congressional race..
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ANCHOR=Patrick



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TALENT=Beth
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Don't go away, the news is next.

Clinton


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton, bill


President Bill Clinton's campaign bus tour is hitting Oregon cities today. Yesterday, the President and Vice President received warm welcomes from citizens of Washington state.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Woodland, WA


The two even got special attention when they jumped to help push a secret service van stuck in the mud. Their action caught about 20 agents by surprise... and they all crowded the vehicle to help.
Bill Plante has the highlights of the rest of the day.
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Campaign-96


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe



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SUPER=03-Puget Sound, WA; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Plante/Reporting; :43
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Dole


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=dole, bob

10na
Republican candidate Bob Dole is still on the campaign trail with a slightly swollen and red left eye.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Wednesday;


He escaped serious injury in the fall from the platform, but his aids say his campaign was damaged by the widely circulated pictures of the accident.
SUPER=03-Denver, CO;


Dole's campaign is struggling to refocus attention on his anti drug crusade... and he's calling on journalists for balanced reporting on America's drug crisis.
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Dole hoped his anti- drug crusade would bring needed momentum to his campaign, but surveys indicate President Clinton is holding a big lead ... especially in California. The "Los Angeles Times" poll finds Clinton leading 53 to 36 percent among likely voters.
These figures are similar to those in the Times poll last week.

Reform-Party


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-75
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


The Virginia Reform Party has some first- time candidates running for Congress this year.
Now they have a local headquarters in Christiansburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Ninth-district candidate Tom Roberts greeted supporters at the office on North Franklin Street this morning.
He hopes it will help increase the party's and his OWN name recognition with the voters.
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((TOM ROBERTS/I-CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: AS FAR AS GETTING NAME RECOGNITION, IT'S MUCH HARDER WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE HALF A MILLION DOLLARS TO SPEND. BUT THAT WOULD BE CONTRARY TO OUR METHOD OF CAMPAIGNING ANYWAY BECAUSE WE'RE TRYING TO TAKE THE BIG MONEY OUT OF CAMPAIGNS. ))
SUPER=01-Tom Roberts/(I) Congressional Candidate;
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Roberts is running against Democrat incumbent Rick Boucher and Republican challenger Patrick Muldoon.
The new reform party headquarters will also coordinate congressional and Perot presidential campaigns for the fifth and sixth districts.
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Fifth-District


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-76
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


The 5th District Congressional race now includes a THIRD candidate.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


50- year old Tex Wood announced his candidacy in Danville this morning.
The Woolwine resident was nominated by the Virginia Independent Party.
Wood is no stranger to politics.
He successfully challenged Virginia's ballot access laws during an attempt to run for U-S Senate.
Wood never secured a place on the ballot for that office.
But a federal judge did rule in his favor saying the state has a too-early filing deadline for independents.
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((TEX WOOD/I-CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: DO I HAVE A LOT OF MONEY, NO, I NEVER HAVE, I DIDN'T HAVE ANY MONEY WHEN I STARTED FIGHTING IN FEDERAL COURT, I'VE GOT LESS NOW, BUT WHAT I DO HAVE IS TWO FEET, A PRETTY GOOD CAMPAIGN, AND SOME BACKING FROM THIS PARTY. ))
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ANCHOR=MELANIE
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Wood replaces former VIP- candidate Gary Thomas who pulled out of the race earlier this month.

Mark-Warner


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-70
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96

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Television ads for Virginia's U-S Senate seat have started taking a different tact.
Mark Warner's latest ad features part of John Warner's voting record, but John Warner says MARK Warner's ads are unfair.
Ellen Qualls sheds some light on the Senator's record.
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SUPER=04-Mark Warner Ad; :00
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SUPER=@markwarner; :45
SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/UVa Political Analyst; 1:17
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:27
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(( You've seen the ad.
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((TAKE A LOOK AT JOHN WARNER'S RECORD.))
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Let's start at the bottom.
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((MARK WARNER/D-SENATE CANDIDATE: FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE. HE CLEARLY VOTED AGAINST IT.))
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No argument there.
John Warner calls the popular law a Clinton campaign promise and an unfunded federal mandate.
He says employers were already giving time off to workers when they needed it.
Reality check-- how much of that's just wishful thinking?
Cuts to school lunches?
John Warner fought against his own party's proposed cuts in committee.
But he voted for them in the larger budget.
The so-called 270- Billion dollar cut to Medicare is the thorniest to explain.
The GOP budget would have only cut the proposed inflation- based INCREASE.
John Warner says he supported it to keep Medicare from going bankrupt.
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((MARK WARNER: CALL IT WHATEVER. SLOWING THE INCREASE. A CUT. IT'S 270- BILLION DOLLARS LESS THAN WAS PREVIOUSLY PLANNED. AND IT WOULD HAVE REQUIRED SENIORS TO PAY LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS MORE TO GET THEIR MEDICARE SERVICES.))
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To complicate matters, Mark Warner says he's for a cut in the increase too -- but a smaller one.
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((STUDENT LOANS. HE VOTED TO CUT TEN MILLION DOLLARS. HIS WORDS, THIS SUMMER, AT THE DEBATE WERE "YOU BET I DID." HE THOUGHT THE PROGRAM WAS RUNNING AMOK. I DISAGREE.))
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Again, a cut to the proposed increase.
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((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: HE'S PICKED SOME GOOD ISSUES FOR DEMOCRATS. THE PROBLEM IS THAT MOST PEOPLE SEEM TO HAVE ALREADY MADE UP THEIR MINDS. THEY'RE SATISFIED WITH JOHN WARNER THEY VIEW HIM BASICALLY AS A MODERATE.))
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(( Mark Warner says he's sticking to the issues -- and the next one he may hammer John Warner on is abortion.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
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ANCHOR=Beth
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Former Governor Doug Wilder has agreed to help Mark Warner.
Wilder will appear in a new series of television ads and at campaign appearances with Mark Warner.

gay-marriages


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=none


Final arguments are due today in Hawaii's landmark case on same-sex marriages.
The state is being sued by homosexual couples who were denied marriage in 19-90.
The case is being closely watched by other states because the Constitution requires states to honor the legal contracts of other states.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Still to come on the newscast,
The debate is brewing over contraceptives-- and whether insurance companies should be forced to pay.
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VO-NAT


And Pope John Paul led mass this morning in France, where he's facing harsh criticism.
But first, let's check in with Patrick in the weathercenter.
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Talent=Patrick

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House-Fire


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-78
GRAPHIC=fire


Fire investigators say an overheated dryer might be to blame for a blaze in Southwest Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Fire fighters got the call shortly after ten this morning.
No one was home at the time... but the dryer was left running.
The timer had been set for an hour and a half.
The blaze was extinguished within minutes... but the back of the house suffered severe fire and smoke damage.
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Pulaski-Registrar


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


Authorities have charged the Pulaski County registrar with three counts of stealing public funds.
Phyllis Kay Hanks turned herself in yesterday when investigators asked her to come to the sheriff's office.
Sheriff Ralph Dobbins says when Bell Atlantic refunded county departments for overpayments, Hanks deposited three checks to the registrar's office in her PERSONAL account.
The checks totalled more than 17 hundred dollars.
Dobbins says Hanks repaid the full amount to the county last week.

Pope


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none

10na045
Pope John Paul the second is in France today where he celebrated Mass this morning with a cheering crowd of pilgrims.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-France;


But he is also taking on his worst critics there. It's a nation where many Catholics challenge his authority on contraception and celibacy.
SUPER=03-Paris, France;


The Pope's supporters dismiss protests, saying the majority of French Catholics want to hear what the Pope has to say.
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Contraceptives


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=VA state seal


A special legislative commission says Virginia insurance companies should NOT have to cover the cost of birth control pills.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Wednesday;


Wednesday Planned Parenthood came out in favor of the legislation, but yesterday the commission declined to send it to a House of Delegates committee.
The bill would require all insurance companies, H-M-O's and corporations that offer coverage for prescription drugs to also include prescription contraceptives.
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Anchor=Beth
SS=None


Supporters say paying for contraceptives would reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies and lower health care costs.
Opponents --including Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield -- say it's an issue of consumer choice.

Child-Support


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-65
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Child support collections by the state were up 14- percent this year, and state officials say they're on a roll.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


For more than a year, Virginia has been taking away driver's licenses and occupational licenses of deadbeat parents.
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((CLARENCE CARTER/VA. SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSIONER: WE ALSO HAVE A NEW AUTOMATED SYSTEM. WE HAVE A BROADER, MORE INTENSIVE APPROACH. AND ALSO, WE'VE BROUGHT A NEW SENSE OF URGENCY TO THIS WHOLE ISSUE.))
SUPER=01-Clarence Carter/Va. Social Services Commissioner; :04
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The state claims its efforts have helped establish paternity for more than 25- thousand children this year.
Kimberly Hall- Deans' daughter met her father this year -- and state officials say that's good for both.
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((I THINK A REALITY HAS SET IN THAT THIS IS NOT JUST A PAYMENT, IT'S AN ACTUAL PERSON. AND SHE HAS WANTS AND NEEDS.))
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VO-NAT


The price tag for the ten-most wanted and all their fellow deadbeats to get paid up is more than 800-million dollars.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Still to come on the newscast,
We'll take a great escape to a park right outside of Blacksburg.
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And,
In today's growin' it,
The order of the day is soil quality.
That and more when we come back.
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Pandapas-Pond


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-73
GRAPHIC=great escapes


Families that enjoy hiking, fishing, biking and horseback riding can find their "Great Escape" all in one place.
Pandapas Pond is just three miles from Blacksburg... and has trails that are easy for all ages... much of the area is also accessible to wheelchairs.
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SUPER=00-Jim Laignel/Washington & Jefferson Nat'l Forests; :23
SUPER=01-David Collins/Ranger; :43
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((Pandapas Pond is an eight acre pond on the edge of the Eastern Continental Divide. Hikers can find two trails, each two miles long. The one along the lower pond is accessible to wheelchairs. The Boy Scouts worked to make that improvement.
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((JIM LAIGNEL/WASHINGTON AND JEFFERSON NATIONAL FORESTS: THIS IS ABOUT 190 FEET OF TRAIL SO WE COULD MAKE IT LEVEL FOR DISABLED IN WHEELCHAIRS AND PEOPLE WHO CAN'T WALK A LONG DISTANCE TO BE ABLE TO USE IT AND GET CLOSE TO THE POND WHERE THEY CAN GET DOWN AND OD SOME FISHING AND STUFF LIKE THIS. ))
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Fishermen will catch blue gill and bass. The pond is stocked with trout in the spring. This area is limited to fishing, hikering and wildlife viewing. Swimming is not allowed.
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((DAVID COLLINS/RANGER: ADJACENT TO THE POND ARE BIKE TRAILS FOR MOUNTAIN BIKING. ALSO IT'S COMBINATION OF BIKE AND HORSE TRAILS.. THERE'S A GOOD NETWORK IN THE PRIORITY CREEK DRAINAGE OF HORSE TRAILS AND BIKE TRAILS.))
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One of two new parking lots provides a place for horse trailers and bikes. It's located right near the head of that trail. The Pandapas Pond area is open only during daylight hours. Camping is not allowed here, but there are plenty of places to camp nearby.))

Environment


ANCHOR=beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-68
GRAPHIC=VA State Seal


Saving the environment was the topic of choice yesterday at the Salem Civic Center.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The Governor's Commission on Environmental Stewardship visited the Roanoke Valley as part of a series of state- wide meetings.
The group also took a tour of the Ronile (ROH-nile) plant in Rocky Mount.
The company adds dye to carpet and yarn... and was recently recognized for its recycling program.
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((JOHN WOODLEY/GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: THEY GO BEYOND THE STRICT LETTER OF THE REQUIREMENTS TO LOOK FOR INNOVATIVE WAYS TO CUT THEY'RE WASTE STREAM, AND TO KEEP THINGS OUT OF THE ENVIRONMENT BEFORE THEY EVEN GET THERE. ))
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ANCHOR=Beth
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Afterward, the commission returned to the Salem Civic Center for a PUBLIC meeting.
All of the group's findings will be documented and presented to Governor Allen in December.

GROWIN-IT


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=pev
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=GROWIN-IT


Soil is one of the most important components to your lawn or garden, and there are ways to improve the soil.
Today on Growin' It, we meet a man from Montgomery County who takes some household waste, and turns it into great soil for the garden.
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Patrick Audio up WX Stats over WX tape WX-Tape
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WEATHER
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Forecasts
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SUPER=334-Increasing/Clouds/48-52/Mostly Cloudy/Late Day Rain/66-70;
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Stocks


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 22 and a half points.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Still to come,
Patrick has all your sports news.
We'll have a live report from the martinsville Speedway
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And a retired boxer wants to come back to the ring, despite having the AIDS virus.
Stay with us.
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Morrison


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-21
GRAPHIC=BOXING


Boxer Tommy Morrison wants to return to the ring-- despite the fact that he has the HIV virus.
He says the virus "isn't as easy to catch as everyone says it is."
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Tulsa, OK; :00


Morrison retired in February after testing positive for HIV, but he now says he wants to fight one more time with the proceeds going to help children with the disease.
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((TOMMY MORRISON/ANNOUNCES BOXING COMEBACK:))
SUPER=01-Tommy Morrison/Announces Boxing Comeback; :00
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Martinsville


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Martinsville Speedway


Since 7am this morning drivers and fans have been steadily making their way out to the Martinsville Speedway in anticipation of qualifiying for two races later this afternoon.
Double Boxes=Patrick and Steve/Microwave


Steve Mason joins us from the half mile track for a quick preview of the Haines 500 and the Haines 250.
Live=Steve Full/Microwave
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FFE


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-12
GRAPHIC=FFE LOGO


Friday Football Extra is ready to crank up week number four of the regular season this evening.
Here is this week's menu of 14 games.
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