12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

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A Covington man dies in a crash allegedly caused by a motorist fleeing police.
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And President Clinton plays middle man today between the two sides in the Israeli- Palestinian conflict.
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News 7 at Noon is next.

Chase


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#96-71
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A Covington man is dead following a high speed chase overnight.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Night;


The chase started in Alleghany County last night when police clocked the driver of a stolen vehicle traveling close to 90 miles per hour.
The state police called off the chase as the car approached a dangerous intersection on Route 2-20 South in Botetourt County.
Police say the suspect, 19- year- old Timothy Stocks, continued and slammed into two cars, hitting a grey Volkswagen head on.
The driver of the Volkswagon, 29- year- old Timothy Wayne Mays died at the scene.
Stocks and a passenger in his car were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Police say Stocks is in serious but stable condition this morning.
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Fatal-Chase


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-75
GRAPHIC=fatal chase


Meanwhile, State Police officials say the trooper followed proper procedures as he pursued the vehicle into Botetourt County.
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VO-NAT
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This morning, Lieutenant Steve Childress said the department is conducting an administrative review of the pursuit.
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Police have not yet filed any charges against Timothy Stocks, or Johnny Wayne Hayes, the passenger in the stolen car.

Monty-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#96-78
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


A fire in a mobile home took the life of a Montgomery County man.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Blacksburg firefighters arrived at the trailer on Mount Zion Road late yesterday afternoon.
Officials say they found the body of 52- year- old Ronald L. Cromer in a back room of the building.
He apparently died of smoke inhalation.
The cause of the blaze has not been determined.
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Galax-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-70
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Galax police made two arrests in the city's latest murder.
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VO-NAT
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A week and a half ago, 79- year- old Willie Goins was found dead in his home.
He had suffered multiple stab wounds to his chest... and his wallet had been stolen.
The main suspects in the case were 37- year- old Charles Howard, and 21- year- old (TEE-sha) Tisha Howard-- a married couple who lived nearby.
The two apparently skipped town, but were found Friday in Tacoma Park, Maryland.
They were charged with first degree murder, but that could change.
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((GREG GOAD/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THE MURDER WITH THE ROBBERY ELEMENT WOULD MAKE IT CAPITAL MURDER... IF THAT IS THE CASE IN THE FUTURE. ))
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Charles and Tisha Howard are expected to be sent back to Galax this week.
A hearing date has not yet been set.

summit


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=washington dc


All eyes in the Israeli and the Palestinian territories are on Washington today.
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VO-NAT
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Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu and P-L-O Chief Yasser Arafat are meeting with President Bill Clinton in a hastily arranged two-day summit to stop the collapse of the Middle East peace process.
As Jesse Schulman reports Israelis and Palestinians are waiting either to breathe a deep collective sigh of relief or to brace themselves for far worse.
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MIDEAST-SIT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
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(( The checkpoints and outposts in the West Bank and Gaza Strip are by and large deathly quiet. But in Hebron, the pot continues to simmer. Israeli troops were slated to leave most of this city months ago... for Palestinians, the fact they're still here is proof of Prime Minister Netanyahu's bad intentions.
For the Israeli hardliners who flocked to Hebron for a religious festival yesterday, God wants the!troops to stay... A hundred thousand Arabs, put under curfew for the occasion, are for them usurpers on Jewish soil. They'll be the first to cry treason, if Netanyahu yields to President Clinton instead of the Almighty.
Some of the last days' wounded have died in hospitals on both sides. In the Gaza Strip, one nine-year-old boy, another a Palestinian policeman...his final escort bristled with anger.
Outside the Palestinian cities and towns, Israeli tanks are for the moment waging psychological warfare. Failure in Washiogton, and it's like to be the real thing.
Jesse Schulman CBS News Tel Aviv.))

budget


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=washington dc


It's the start of a new fiscal year, and this time around the government is running with full funding.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;


Late last night President Clinton signed a bill providing 389- billion dollars in funding to scores of government agencies.
A watered down version of a controversial immigration proposal is included in the legislation.
The measure is the last major bill of the one-hundred fourth congress.
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Min-wage


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT


Nearly four-million Americans are getting a pay raise today.
The federal minimum wage climbs fifty cents, to four dollars and seventy-five cents an hour.
It's part one of a two-part scheduled raise.
The next boost is set for September 19-97 when the minimum will rise to five-fifteen an hour.
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L'burg-Sewer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-69
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


Lynchburg is expecting 20- million- dollars from President Clinton for sewer repair.
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VO-NAT
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The money, part of the Water Resources Development Act, will help the city pay for its combined sewer overflow project.
That 20- year, 200- million dollar program is revamping Lynchburg's sewer system to comply with E-P-A regulations.
City officials said yesterday any help the federal government can provide will be gladly accepted.
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((TERRY REID/LYNCHBURG UTILITIES DIRECTOR: WE AGAIN HAVE EMPHASIZED IN OUR TRIPS TO WASHINGTON, THAT THE CITY HAS DONE ITS PART IN SPENDING ITS SHARE OF THE FUNDING, IT WAS TIME FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO STEP TO THE PLATE AND HELP US OUT.)) ((RAY BOOTH/PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR: WHAT IT WILL DO IN THE LONG TERM FOR THE CITY IS WE'LL BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THIS PROGRAM SO MUCH FASTER, THAT THIS BURDEN WILL NOT BE PLACED ON THE RATEPAYERS TWENTY YEARS FROM NOW.))
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Booth says additional requests for federal funding will be made in the future.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie
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Still to come on the newscast,
Scam artists have been at work in our area,
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VO-NAT


And,
Thousands of union steel workers are picketing today.
That story and more when we come back,
But first, let's check in with Patrick.
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SCOTUS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Supreme court


The U-S Supreme Court is set to jump into the touchy debate over the "right to die."
Justices have agreed to decide whether states have the power to ban doctor-assisted suicides.
At issue are lower court rulings overturning such bans in Washington state and New York.
A decision by the Supreme Court is expected by July.

STEEL-STRIKE


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


Thousands of steel workers hit the picket lines this morningh in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
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VO-NAT
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4:20:10
The strike started late last night after the Wheeling- Pittsburg Company and the United Steelwoorkes of America failed to resolve their differences on pension proposals for workers.
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4:19;067-26 ((THE COMPANY AS AFAR AS WE ARE CONCERNED MADE A SECOND CLASS PROPOSAL FOR A FIRST CALSS GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE PROTECTED THIS COMPNAY FOR THE LAST 11 AND A HALF YEARS AFTER THEIR RISE FROM BANKRUPTCY, MOST PROFITABLE STEEL COMPANY IN AMERICA. ))
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VO-NAT


If the strike continues for a long period, it could affect the ability of U-S steel producers to meet demand.
A series of unplanned outages caused by recent flooding has increased the demand for steel.
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JEWELL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
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The signs indicate authorities are growing less interested in Richard Jewell in their probe of the Olympic park bombing.
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Jewell's lawyers are reportedly negotiating for what they hope will be one final interview with federal authorities, in an effort to clear their client as a suspect.
They also say federal agents have cut back on surveillance of the former security guard and plan to return material seized from his apartment.
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Elderly-Scam


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-68
GRAPHIC=Scam


Con artists take advantage of countless people each year.
Last week, two women in Roanoke and Henry County fell victim to similar scams.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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(( Authorities say con artists will generally seek out a grocery store or shopping center-- searching for an elderly woman travelling alone.
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((LATOYA PRESTON:ME PERSONALLY, IF IT EVER HAPPENED TO MY MOTHER OR GRANDMOTHER, I'D BE UPSET ABOUT IT. ))
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((ALETHIA MCCALL:YOU HAVE TO EDUCATE YOURSELF AND BE AWARE. ))
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Con artists are generally women in their 40's and 50's.
Last week, two women conned a 70- year old Henry County woman out of 300- dollars.
Days later, two women struck again, this time in Roanoke.
The 77- year old victim was apparently told she could make four to 500- dollars a month-- but she'd have to invest several thousand dollars up front.

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((SGT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:I THINK IT'S HIGHLY POSSIBLE THAT THE TWO COULD BE CONNECTED, CHANGE THE SCAM A LITTLE BIT WHEN YOU'RE IN THE ROANOKE AREA, AND THEN MOVE ON TO THE NEXT CITY OR COUNTY AND CHANGE IT OR ALTER IT A LITTLE BIT. ))
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For every victim who steps forward, authorities believe there are just as many who remain silent.
Victims are often too embarrassed to report what happened. end su
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((THE SCENARIO IS, THAT IF IT'S TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, NOBODY IS GOING TO GIVE YOU ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD, AND TO CHECK INTO IT, BEFORE YOU INVEST IN ANY TYPE OF THING THAT WILL MAKE YOU A DOLLAR BILL. ))
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Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
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SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Still to come on the newscast,
A singer who parlayed his music success into a political career visits the star city.
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VO-NAT


And, we'll interview a Roanoke Vocalist who parlayed her musical talents into a trip to Hollywood.
Stay with us.
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Ninth-District


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


The Republican candidate for Congress in the "Fighting Ninth" district says incumbent Rick Boucher is trying to duck a debate.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Patrick Muldoon and Independent candidate Tom Roberts held a joint news conference this morning.
They say Boucher sent them two different debate proposals, and accused him of intentionally trying to confuse the negotiating process.
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((TOM ROBERTS/I-CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: ORIGINALLY WE DID GET TWO DIFFERENT SETS OF PROPOSALS FROM BOUCHER'S OFFICE WHICH WERE MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE. ))
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((PATRICK MULDOON/R-CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: HE WAS NOT NEGOTIATING IN GOOD FAITH, HE HAD NO INTENTION OF AGREEING WITH US. HE DID THIS AS PURELY A STUNT TO PUT THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE OUT OF THE LOOP. ))
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Boucher was not available for comment this morning. But it appears the three sides are now near an agreement for a debate on October 25th.

BONO


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net (edit of 96-81)
GRAPHIC=none


He was a pop icon, but now he's a Republican Congressman.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


And last night Sonny Bono appeared at the Hotel Roanoke to help out his good friend, Bob Goodlatte.
He says Goodlatte took him under his wing when Bono joined the judiciary
(jew-dish-ee-airy) committee.


But even after becoming a Congressman, Bono says it took a while to shed his image as a comedic sidekick.
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((REP. SONNY BONO/R- CALIFORNIA: I WAS THE STRAIGHT MAN WHO TOOK SHOTS. IF YOU DO THAT FOR MANY YEARS, THEY BLEIEVE THE CHARACTER THAT'S ON TELEVISION. SO, IT TOOK A WHILE TO OVERCOME THAT. IT TOOK A WHILE FOR CONGRESS TO OVERCOME IT. ))
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Bono says he and Goodlatte got to be good friends by working together on the Judiciary Committee.
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Singer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#96-
GRAPHIC=none


This past weekend Universal Studios in Hollywood held a very unusual contest.
It was the Lever Brothers "Singing in the Shower" national contest. 2 shot
Dianne Rhodes of Roanoke was among the 41 people selected to be contestants and she joins us here today.
Thank you for coming today Dianne.
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How did you get involved in this contest in the first place?
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Tell us about the actual contest. What were the requirements?
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE# none
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP one point.
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SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


When News 7 at Noon returns,
The start of the Major League Baseball playoffs is threatened.
Up next we'll find out why.
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And,
The Dallas Cowboys get past the Phildadelphia Eagles-- all the details coming up in sports.
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MONDAY-FOOTBALL


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=pev
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=nfl


In NFL action last night, Philly lost to Dallas, and they also lost starting QB Rodney Peete for the rest of the season.
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SUPER=03-Philadelphia;


Just before halftime, Peete's leg buckled on this play, he tore a tendon in his right knee, AND he coughs up the ball.
Troy Aikman was healthy and effective, early on he hits Eric Bjornson for the TD.
Emmitt Smith adds six of his own, it's Dallas 14-10.
Later, with the score at 23-17, Peete's replacement Ty Detmer was intercepted by George Teague, who foolishly hands off to Darren Woodson, but Dallas maintains possession and takes the win, 23-19 at the Vet.
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Score


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-15
GRAPHIC=none


This afternoon three of the majors' four divisional series open,
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including both in the American League where the Rangers host the Yankees and the Orioles entertain the Indians.
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((CAL RIPKEN JR./ORIOLES SHORTSTOP:))
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Baseball


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


Major league baseball's umpires are threatening a walk-out today as the play-offs are about to start if Cleveland's Roberto Alomar does not start a 5-game suspension.
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Last week Alomar was suspended for spitting in an umpire's face, but the suspension is for regular season games and this is the playoffs.
The umps want his suspension to start today.
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Phils


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


While the Orioles were getting ready for the Indians, the Phillies were getting ready for next season.
Yesterday afternoon the team fired manager Jim Fregosi after three straight losing seasons.
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Fregosi says he leaves behind a lot of friends, and holds little animosity towards his FORMER employers.
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NBA


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-19
GRAPHIC=NBA


A couple of big signings in the NBA last night as the Pacers
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SUPER=04-NBA; :00

Come to terms with all-star shooting guard Reggie Miller. The team's all-time leading scorer has reportedly agreed to a four year deal worth 9- million dollars a season!!
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And 35- year- old Byron Scott has signed a new deal with the Lakers, the team he spent the first ten years of his career with in LA.

DISNEY


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


Twenty-five candles today for Walt Disney World.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The massive theme park in Orlando, Florida turns 25.
First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton will be taking part in a rededication ceremony at the park.
The initial investment in the park was 400 million dollars.
Since then the Magic Kingdom has grown into three theme parks, with a fourth on the way, plus numerous hotel resorts and other attractions.
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