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NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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A Roanoke man is killed in a confrontation with police.
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And a police standoff is underway at this hour at home in Giles County.
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TALENT=Patrick


We start the week less blustery than our weekend, with a few clouds lingering in the forecast. I'll have all the details, including warmer temperatures for tomorrow, and a recap of this weekend's sporting activities.
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Don't go away, the News is next.

Top-Standoff


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A standoff in Giles County at this hour between an armed man and state police.
A man believed to have several weapons has barricaded himself in a house in Ripplemead.
A SWAT team has the house surrounded and is negotiating with the man.
So far, no one has been hurt.
A spokesman says there are other people in the house with the man. It's not clear whether they are being held hostage at this point.
Lt. Curtis L. Bailey with the state police office in Wytheville says people heard shots fired inside the house before the SWAT team arrived.
But Bailey says there has been no gunfire since his unit came on the scene.
News-7 has a crew there and we'll bring you more details as they become available.

Police-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-82
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A Roanoke man is dead after a confrontation with police.
41- year- old Rodney Lee Wilhelm was shot and killed early yesterday morning outside of his southeast Roanoke home.
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The incident unfolded near the intersection of Jerome and Padbury Streets about three A- M.
Police say they responded to a call of a woman screaming for help.
According to a news release, Wilhelm had fired shots into his own house.
When authorities arrived, they say he was standing in the street with a gun in his hand.
Police say he fired a .44 caliber handgun at the pavement, then pointed another weapon at an officer.
They say that's when the officer opened fire.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Neighbors who witnessed the shooting confirmed that Wilhelm fired one of his guns, before the officer opened fire on him.
But family members dispute the department's version of events... and say they believe police could have avoided a fatal confrontation.
The officer who fired the fatal shots has been placed on administrative leave until the investigation is completed.

220-Ax


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TAPE#96-84
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A young old girl is in the hospital after an accident last night on Route 2-20.
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VO-NAT
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Police say her father evidently lost control of the vehicle he was driving as it was traveling in the northbound lane.
He apparently struck an embankment causing the car to overturn and skid on its roof.
Both the child and adult were wearing their safety belts.
The five- year- old was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial, but her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Their names have not been released.
Police say the accident is still under investigation.
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Danville-Fire


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-74
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A fire in Danville this morning sends three people to the hospital.
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The fire broke out around 8- thirty at a one-story home on Noble Street.
Fire officials believe the blaze may have started on a couch.
Several rooms on the inside were damaged by smoke.
An infant child and two others were taken to the hospital.
Their injuries did NOT appear to be serious.
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House-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-78
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Fire forced residents of two southeast Roanoke homes to evacuate yesterday.
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No one was injured, but both buildings will need major repairs.
723 Dale Avenue was the first to catch fire. Occupants say they heard a popping noise... and then found one side of their house in flames.
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((RHONDA FRITZ/HOMEOWNER: I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. JUST A SECOND IT WAS ALREADY ABOUT TEN FOOT HIGH, THE BLAZE WAS. FIRST THING IS TO CALL AND THEN GET OUT. THAT'S BASICALLY IT. I DIDN'T GRAB ANYTHING. I JUST GOT OUT AND MADE SURE MY DAUGHTER AND MY HUSBAND WERE OUT.))
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Two ladder trucks and four engines responded, as the flames spread to the house next door.
Firefighters contained the blaze in about 35 minutes and then stayed on the scene to hose down hot spots in the attic.
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((BOBBIE SLAYTON/DISTRICT CHIEF: WE COULD SEE THE SMOKE DOWNTOWN. IT WAS GOING PRETTY GOOD WHEN WE GOT HERE.))
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No official word on the cause, but residents believe an electrical problem may have sparked the fire.

Scotus


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


The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the military.
The justices rejected a challenge by a homosexual former Navy officer who argued that the policy violates free-speech rights and discriminates against gays.
Today's action is not a ruling on the merits of the issue.

GM


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
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The noon deadline has come and gone, but still no word whether a three week old strike between Canadian Auto workers and General Motors is at an end.
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The president of the Canadian Auto Workers union reports significant progress on the sensitive issues of plant closings and restricting the use of outside companies for some production.
The strike's ripple effects have idled 74-hundred U-S and Mexican workers.
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Election results are in from Japan and Nicaragua.
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And,
The race for the United States Presidency is heating up-- and Bob Dole is reacting to polls that show his campaign losing momentum.
But first let's check in with Patrick...
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CAMPAIGN


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
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President Clinton and Republican challenger Bob Dole are battling for votes in the Midwest today.
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4:16:45
Mr. Clinton has rallies planned in Ohio and Michigan.
Last night he hob-nobbed with celebrities at a fundraiser in New York City.
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4:21:18
Dole will also be in Michigan on the first leg of a two day bus tour.
This will be a key trip for Dole, polls show him trailing in the battleground states, where 39 electoral votes are at stake.
Sandra Hughes has more.
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DOLE


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(( Bob Dole is fighting more than the polls...With two weeks to go until the election there are members of the Rexublican party who are starting to jump ship... Those who are speaking anonymously to newspapers admitting defeat and those like Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson who is publically criticising the way the Dole campaign has been run: BOB DOLE: "I THINK HIS COMPLAINTS ARG MORE WITH THE CAMPAIGN..NOT WITH THE CANDIDATE..TOMMY THOMPSON HAS BEEN HELPFUL, WE WISH MORE HELPFUL!!" But wishing doesn't make it so..and Bob Dole knows that all too well...He's hammered away at president Clinton's characterfor weeks, only to be greeted with a Newsweek poll showing more Americans believe Clinton has better personal character than Dole.
BOB DOLE: "WE DON'T BELIEVE THOSE POLLS...I DON'T WATCH THAT JUNK...I TAKE A ROCK APPROACH AND DON'T LISTEN TO ALL THE GARBAGE WO I WON'T HAVE TO TALK ABOUT IT ALL DAY!!"
What Dole wanted to talk about was campaign finance reform...trying to gain extra political mileage from the Democrats' recent problems with foreign campaign donations...The Dole campaign weathergd torsential storms io the Nrtheast to get his message out.
Bob Dole: ELIMI7/8ATE FOREIGN CONTSICUTIOOW. ELIMINATE SOFT MONEY. RESTRICT THE USE OF UNION DUES FOR POLITICAL PURPOSE OER A WORKERS' OBJECTIONS --YOU CAN'T DO THAT ANYMORE-- AND LIMIT THE INFLUENCE OF PACS."
Today the campaign launches a bus trip through Michigan, a midwest state with a still friendly governor, then moves quickly through a number of other states en route to California, where the campaign says they've allocated a third of their remaining resources..in a bid to win the state and ultimately the White House.))

Nicaragua


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
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Early official results in Nicaragua's presidential election show conservative Arnoldo Aleman
(ah-lay-MAHN') leading Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega.
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With seven percent of the precincts reporting, Aleman leads with almost 49 percent of the vote.
Ortega has 39 percent and another 21 candidates share what's left.
Aleman's party says the trend will give their candidate enough votes to avoid a run-off.
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jAPAN


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
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VO-NAT
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The elections are over in Japan this afternoon, and the horse-trading is just beginning.
Yesterday, the party that's ruled Japan for most of the last fifty years, the liberal Democrats, failed to win a majority.
The Liberal Democrats are now expected to form a coalition government.
Voter turnout was the lowest since world-war-two.
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When we return,
Some minivans may be in need of vital repair work
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And,
These robots are poised to take industry into the next century.
Stay with us.
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Dodge-Latch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#96-75
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Dodge minivans owners could need some unexpected repair work.
The service center at Dominion Dodge in Salem is helping van owners replace potentially defective hatch latches on mini-vans.
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VO-NAT
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Apparently the latches on 19-84 to '95 model mini-vans may spring open if the vehicle is involved in an accident.
Company officials say more than a year ago Chrysler began offering this voluntary safety action.
Dominion Dodge has replaced more than one- thousand of the latches during that time.
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((BOB KAPLAN/DOMINION DODGE: CHRYSLER DETERMINED THAT THEY CAN IMPROVE THE SAFETY OF THEIR LATCHES AND THEY THEREFORE REDESIGNED ALL THESE LATCHES AT NO COST TO ANYBODY WHO OWNS ONE OF THESE TYPE OF VEHICLES.))
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Kaplan says Chrysler has sold more than four- and- a- half- million mini-vans.
Dodge Caravans, Plymouth Voyagers and Chrysler Town and Countries are models which may need a new latch.
Kaplan encourages all mini-van owners to take advantage of the replacement service.
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Robots


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-83
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A Roanoke County Company is ready for the future.
Systems Technology of Virginia uses robotic devices to help customers simplify their manufacturing processes. Len Bestoff reports.
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sorters,
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and other devices at this robotics show.
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And they all have one thing in connection...automation.
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((SCOTT REPSHER/SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY OF VA: THIS SHOW WAS CONDUCTED TO SHOW THE LOCAL VIRGINIA AREA AND THE COUNTRY, BASICALLY...ESPECIALLY THE EAST COAST HOW VIRGINIA CAN SUPPLY AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS AND SOLUTIONS TO MAJOR INDUSTRIAL PROBLEMS.))
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((Here's one of the high precision robots on display here. A product can be in one position one time and the robot'll pick it up. Then you can put a product down on the tray in another position another time and it's smart enough to adapt.))
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The robot can do this because it basically has an electronic eye.
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((RICHARD HARRIMAN/STAUBLI UNIMATION: THE VISION SYSTEMS CAN ADAPT IMMEDIATELY AND PLACE THE PART IN THE PROPER ORIENTATION.))
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Another device on display can perform three functions at once...all on different planes.
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((KEN RICKENBRODE/BERTELKAMP AUTOMATION: THEY CAN ESSENTIALLY DO THE MULTIPLE MOTIONS THAT PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO DO NOW.))
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All the people displaying these products say there's more automation to come, noting that when you look at these robots, you're basically getting a good glimpse of what's coming in the 21st century.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

Standoff


ANCHOR=Melanie
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As we told you at the top of our newscast, state police in Giles County are negotiating with a man who has barricaded himself in a home in the community of Ripplemead.
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Scott Prince is near the scene and joins us now with the latest on the story.
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Northeast


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
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More rain is in store for parts of the northeast today, which was inundated over the weekend by a powerful storm.
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VO-NAT
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Five people were killed by falling trees and in traffic accidents.
The flooding in the region forced hundreds of homes to be evacuated and hundreds of more homes and businesses lost power.
The National weather service says the storm will bring another four to eight inches of rain today.
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Common-Sense


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
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Experts estimate the cost of a four year college education will soar to a quarter million dollars in 20 years.
So it's best to begin saving early.
Len Besthoff explains one way to do it in the latest edition of Common Sense.
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((In this week's edition of Common Sense, Ben Hartman with Edward Jones explains how you can set up a savings vehicle for your child called a custodial account.))
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((BEN HARTMAN/STOCKBROKER-EDWARD D. JONES: WELL LEN ONE OF THE ACCOUNTS WE LIKE TO RECOMMEND AT EDWARD JONES AND COMPANY IS A CUSTODIAL ACCOUNT IT'S AN EXCELLENT VEHICLE TO SAVE TO FUND YOUR CHILD THROUGH COLLEGE AT A LATER DATE, AND THE EARNINGS ON THE INVESTMENTS INSIDE THE CUSTODIAL ACCOUNT ARE TAXED AT THE CHILD'S TAX RATE UP TO CERTAIN DOLLAR LIMITS. THE DOLLAR LIMIT IS 13-HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR A CHILD UNDER AGE 14. ))
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((One thing to remember with these custodial accounts is that once your child turns 18, he or she does get control over the money. I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE# none
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Stocks are posting impressive gains, with the Dow industrials solidly above 61-hundred.
At Noon, the Dow was UP 21 points.
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SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
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Coming up in sports,
An N-F-L coach gets the ax this morning.
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And,
Ricky Rudd keeps his streak alive, while Jeff Gordon falls to second in the points race.
That and more when we come back.
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Series


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-18
GRAPHIC=Braves/Yankees


The Atlanta Braves are on their way to defending their Major League Baseball championship routing the Yankees last night in game one of the World Series.
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The Braves started in the second inning. 19- year- old Andruw Jones takes the Andy Pettite pitch deep over the left field wall for a 2 run homer the Braves led 2 to nothing.
Then Atlanta would score 6 runs in the third. Chipper Jones hits a grounder to left field scoring Jeff Blauser and Marquis Grissom to make it four to nothing Braves.
Still in the third, Fred McGriff hits a line shot to the opposite field for a single scoring Jones from third and the Braves took the 5 to nothing lead.
The next time at bat Jones would do it again. This time he smokes
SUPER=35-Atlanta/12/New York/1/;this pitch over the centerfield wall for a

three run homer. The Braves led 8 to nothing and Atlanta wins it 12 to 1.
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shula


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WRITER=afr
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In NFL news, The Cincinnati Bengals announced this morning
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that they are getting rid of David Shula as their head coach.
He'll be replaced by offensive coordinator Bruce Coslett for the remainder of the season.
The 37-year-old Shula was the youngest coach in the N-F-L.
The bengals are 1 and 6 this year.
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Race


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of R-34)
GRAPHIC=The Rock


Ricky Rudd kept his personal winning streak alive yesterday afternoon taking the checkered flag winning the A-C Delco 400 at the Rock.
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Dale Jarrett was one of the strong cars. He was the leader at the halfway point of the race.
Then the caution came out when Johnny Benson gets lose in car number 30 and hits the wall hard bringing out the fourth caution of the day.
Then after another caution Ricky Rudd pulled his Tide machine to the front to lead the final 70 laps of the race and the victory extends his personal winning streak giving him a win 14 years in a row.
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Jarrett was second Terry Labonte third Ernie Irvan fourth and Jeff Burton fifth. points by 32. Jeff Gordon finished 12-th and his teammate Terry Labonte moves ahead in the