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NOON-HEADLINES

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Police are beefing up patrols in St. Petersburg, Florida, following last night's riot in a predominately black neighborhood.
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And a major ruling the Oklahoma City bombing case.
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TALENT=Beth
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Partly sunny skies this afternoon--- but expect some showers tonight.

I'll tell you more about that in a few minutes.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Don't go away, the News is next.

FL-Riot


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Police Shooting


Police are on stepped-up patrols today after a night of rioting in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The violence began after a white police officer fatally shot a black motorist.
Ten people were injured, twenty-eight buildings were burned, and nearly two dozen arrested.
Liz Mullen files this report.
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(( IT ENDED IN FLAMES, AS THIS TV NEWS VAN, A POLICE CRUISER AND A POLICE SUBSTATION WERE TORCHED. MORE THAN TWO DOZEN FIRES ARE BEING INVESTIGATED AS ARSONS. AT LEAST TEN PEOPLE WERE INJURED BY FLYING ROCKS AND BOTTLES, INCLUDING THIS TV NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER, OTHER NEWS PEOPLE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL PERSONNEL. IT ALL BEGAN LATE THURSDAY WHEN TWO POLICE OFFICERS APPROACHED THIS CAR, WHICH POLICE SAY WAS SPEEDING THROUGH TOWN. POLICE SAY THE DRIVER REFUSED TO OBEY VERBAL COMMANDS TO ROLL DOWN THE DARKLY TINTED WINDOW AND COME OUT OF THE CAR. WHEN THE CAR SUDDENLY LURCHED FORWARD TOWARDS THE OFFICER STANDING IN FRONT OF IT, HE FIRED THROUGH THE WINDOW, KILLING THE 18-YEAR OLD DRIVER. BUT SOMG WITNESWES SAY, THAT'S NOT THE WAY IT HAPPENED. OTHER WITNESSES SAY THE CAR ONLY INCHED FORWARD, NOT NEARLY FAST ENOUGH TO RUN SOMEONE DOWN. WHILE THE DETAILS OF WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED ARE DISPUTED, ONE THING IS NOT-- THERE IS A HISTORY OF TENSION BETWEEN THE PEOPLE IN THIS MOSTLY BLACK NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE MOSTLY WHITE POLICE FORCE.
PEGGY CURRIE, RESIDENT: POLICE COMIN' IN HERE ALL THE TIME, DRAWING THEIR GUNS, CALLING US NIGGERS, MAYOR DAVID FISCHER: WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY,
BY 2-A.M. THE VIOLENCE WAS OVER AND THE CLEANUP WAS WELL UNDERWAY. NOW, THE MAYOR AND COMMUNITY LEADERS MUST COME TO AN UNDERSTANDING THAT WILL HELP DIFFUSE THE TENSIONS THAT SPARKED THIS VIOLENCE.
MEANWHILE, THE POLICE REMAIN ON HIGH ALERT FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS. LIZ MULLEN, CBS NEWS, ST. PETERSBURG.))


CHOPPER-CRASH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
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A search is on for two crew members after a U-S Navy helicopter crashed in the Persian Gulf.
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Officials say one person was killed in the crash and nine others were rescued and are being treated on the aircraft carrier Enterprise.
The chopper was based on the carrier and was on a routine training exercise when it went down.
The aircraft was part of a contingent that arrived in the Gulf in September after the latest confrontation with Iraq.
At this time the Navy says there's no evidence the helicopter was the target of any hostile action.
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OK-Bombing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sly
TAPE#Edit
GRAPHIC=Timothy McVeigh


Timothy McVeigh will be tried separately from fellow defendant Terry Nichols in the Oklahoma City bombing case.
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SUPER=@File


That is the decision announced in Denver this morning by the judge in the case.
The move is considered a victory for the defense, which had argued the two would be presumed guilty by association.
McVeigh and Nichols have also reportedly given statements that incriminate each other.
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Lilly


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE# 96-79
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A jury is expected to begin deciding the fate of accused killer Ben Lilly later today.
The defense rested its case in the yesterday, but not before trying to point the finger elsewhere.
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Several witnesses testified Gary Barker and Mark Lilly were the ones handling guns in the hours before the shooting of a Virginia Tech student.
Two people said Barker even threatened to kill anyone who tried to stop him for driving without a license.
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((QUESTION: AND WHAT WAS THAT COMMENT? WARREN NOLAN/DEFENSE WITNESS: A COMMENT ABOUT IF THEY GOT STOPPED OR ANYTHING HE WOULD SHOOT THE BACK GLASS OUT AND SHOOT A COP OR ANYBODY. ))
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A convenience store owner testified Barker held a gun on HIM during a robbery the same night as the murder.
But prosecutor Skip Schwab pointed out Barker did NOT shoot, even though he had the opportunity. Tech student Alexander DeFilippis was shot four times just a couple of hours earlier.
Barker and Lilly's younger brother Mark have said Ben Lilly pulled the trigger.
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Thomas


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-75
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Halifax County man could not persuade a jury he shot and killed a man in self defense.
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The jury last night convicted Barry Dwight Thomas, Junior of voluntary manslaughter.
Authorities say he killed 33-year old Anthony Meadows in March at a trailer.
The two were apparently staying there with their girlfriends.
Thomas testified Meadows had been arguing with both women when he grabbed a gun and asked Meadows to leave.
Thomas told the jury Meadows' then lunged at him, and he fired the gun.
Prosecutors pointed to inconsistencies in Thomas' story and that of his girlfriend.
Thomas was sentenced to five years in prison.
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Legionnaires


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=cst
TAPE# none
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State health authorities are in the New River Valley examining a sudden outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease.
Legionnaires is an acute form of pneumonia- that can be fatal.
Four cases have now been reported but they appear to be isolated-- the patients are from Montgomery County, Floyd and Giles.
Two are in critical condition, the others are stable.
Victims usually inhale airborne water droplets containing the bacteria.
Symptoms include fevers between 103 and 105 degrees.
Health officials are also investigating a rise in PNEUMONIA cases in the New River Valley, and don't know yet if they're related.

Drug-Program


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-80
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Seal


A new campaign against drug and alcohol abuse is getting its start in western Virginia.
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Called "It takes a Valley to Raise a Child," the new campaign is directed toward parents.
The program will offer advice and ask parents to sign a pledge that parties for young people will be drug and alcohol free.
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((MARY GWEN PARKER/CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR: TEENS HAVE THEIR OWN NETWORKING SYSTEM. THEY KNOW WHERE AND WHEN THOSE UNSUPERVISED PARTIES ARE GOING TO BE. THEY KNOW WHERE TO GET THE ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND DRUGS AND THEY KNOW HOW TO GET THEM AND WHO TO GET THEM FROM. SO WE REALIZED THAT PARENTS NEEDED A SIMILAR NETWORKING SYSTEM ALSO.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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The new program was started with money from the Bonnie Kitts Memorial Fund.
She was the Roanoke County resident killed last last year by a drunken teenaged driver.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Still to come on News 7 at Noon,
Some Halloween merchandise has been recalled-- we'll tell you what products to watch out for when we return.
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And,
A list of endangered places in our area reveals some diamonds in the rough.
But first let's check in with Beth in the weather center...
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Wx-Tease We're seeing some sunshine this afternoon-- but clouds will increase as the day progresses. By tonight, expect some light rain or drizzle in spots.-- That could also be the case for Saturday. I'll have more in the forecast in a few minutes. music up full comm1

SIMPSON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=OJ Simpson


Testimony begins today in the O.J. Simpson civil trial.
The plaintiffs will try to establish a time line showing Simpson had the opportunity to kill Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
Yesterday's O-J's attorney questioned Nicole's character.
Byron Harlan has the story.
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(( Defense lawyers are dissecting nicole brown s life and the image they re presenting is not flattering. robert baker s opening argument includes stories about promiscuity, parties with drugs and prostitutes. then there was an abortion after he said she got pregnant during a relationship following her divorce from o.j. simpson. baker said, she confided in simpson about the pregnancy, that he was her friend and confident, not an angry stalker. LEVINSON:INSTEAD OF JUST RESTORING O.J. s CHARACTER, HE WENT AHEAD AND ATTACKED THE VICTIM. It was too much for nicole s mother and sister denise, who left the courtroom in the middle of baker s statement. the defense statement followed the last plaintiff lawyer, who said simpson had an uncontrollable rage regarding nicole...that he was obsessed with her and wanted to know her every move. simpson listened to the lawyer, sometimes rolled his eyes, shook his head and apparently mouthed, that s not true.
The next step calling witnesses.
the plaintiff s will be first and they ll try to do what prosecutors couldn t: show that O-J Simpson had a motive and enough time to kill nicole brown and ron goldman.
Byron Harlan, CBS News, Los Angeles.))

MIDEAST-VIOLENCE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
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More violence today in the Middle East.
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Two Israeli soldiers were killed and four injured in a road-side bomb attack early this morning in Israeli- occupied southern Lebanon.
The Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah has claimed responsiblity.
The attack was launched to mark the first anniversary of the assassination of the former leader of the Islamic Jihad.
Israel's secret service organization reportedly carried out the assassination.
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TWA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation


Nearly 100 days after the T-W-A Flight 800 disaster, investigators now say it's possible a fuel measuring device was responsible for the explosion that brought the plane down.
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Federal agents are examining the device, called a fuel probe, to see if faulty wiring could have ignited the jet's center fuel tank.
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Meantime, another set back for T-W-A, as the airline's chief executive, Jeffrey Erikson announced his resignation yesterday.
The news came on the same day the airline posted a big money loss linked to the 7-47 crash.
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Erikson says he will stay with the company until January.
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Halloween-Recall


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


It's no trick--
An Ohio company is recalling nearly 12 thousand plastic Halloween candy buckets because of a lead paint hazard.
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The small pails look like Jack-o-lanterns, skulls or Frankenstein heads.
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The pails have been sold six to a package wrapped in cellophane with a label that says Happy Halloween.
It also includes the name of the company- Direct Source International.
The U-S Consumer Product Safety Commission says it found high levels of lead in black, yellow and red paint on the buckets.
ANCHOR=Melanie
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The agency says it can cause lead poisoning if a young child eats the paint.
Consumers are urged to return the items to stores for refunds.

Endangered-Places


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE# 96-74
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It's a Top Ten List designed to increase public awareness.
The Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation has released a list of the 10 most endangered places in the area.
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Most of the sites listed are structures... but a couple deal with the area's NATURAL resources.
Members say the Roanoke River is in jeopardy because of poor planning and pollution.
The list also includes the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains.
The Foundation is afraid of current and future development on the rolling hills.
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((RUSTY PRITCHETT/ROANOKE VALLEY PRESERVATION FOUNDATION: HOPEFULLY WE'LL GET SOME COMMUNITY INTERACTION. SOME PLACES WE MAY NOT BE AWARE OF AND IT SHOULD RAISE AWARENESS OF THE COMMUNITY AS WELL. ))
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A couple of downtown buildings made the endangered list... like the Norfolk & Western General Offices and the old Shenandoah Hotel.
The Claytor Clinic in the Historic Gainsboro District was also named.
Salem has one site on the list... the Burke Cabin on Clay Street.
Also mentioned was the Stokes House on Plantation Road in Roanoke County.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Up next,
A live interview with an SPCA official-- Tonight is the "night with the animals."
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And,
A curious case of puppy love breaks out in Oregon--
We'll meet PURDY and her adopted litter later in the newscast.
Stay with us.
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SPCA-Fundraiser


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
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Tonight is a big night for the Roanoke Valley S-P-C-A, with the annual "Night with the Animals" fundraiser at the Hotel Roanoke. 2 shot Melanie and Guest
Joining us with a preview is John Piedmont of the S-P-C-A.
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(Tell us about the fundraiser--what's involved in the silent auction?)

(The SPCA receives a portion of each ticket sold--what does this help pay for?)

(You're also going to have some of the pets from the SPCA on hand--tell us about that.)
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(Melanie tosses to Beth)
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SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


When we return,
Highlights of last night's game 5 nailbiter in the World Series.
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And,
A big part of U-V-A's defensive success this year has been a converted linebacker--
Anthony Poindexter's story is up next.
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world-series


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=braves/yankees


It was a classic pitchers duel in Atlanta last night, and the Yankees rode the arm of Andy Pettite to victory.
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SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/FOX; :00


The last game ever in Fulton County stadium wasn't decided until the last out.
The only run of the game came on a Cecil Fielder double that scores Charlie Hayes from second.
That made the score 1-to-nothing Yankees.
The Braves had a runner on third with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th.
Pitch hitter Luis Polonia came to the plate and fouled off seven straight pitches before lining out to right field.
SUPER=35-New York/1/Atlanta/0/Yankees Lead 3-to-2;


Andy Pettite went 8 and a third innings for the win, after getting rocked in game 1.
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((ANDY PETTITE/YANKEES PITCHER: I USUALLY THROW A LOT OF FASTBALLS IN. I MIGHT ONLY THROW 3 OR 4 BALLS INSIDE-- SO IT WAS A REAL DIFFERENT GAME FOR ME THOUGH.))
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The Yankees win 1 to nothing-- and they now lead the the series 3 games to 2.
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Anthony


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VF96-1
GRAPHIC=Uva Football


Two of the top defenses in the country will face off this Saturday when Virginia and Florida State battle.
SS=Anthony Poindexter


Anthony Poindexter is one of the Cavs biggest hitters.
But Steve Mason says this season he's also been a hit with his head - playing the thinking man's defense.
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SUPER=04-Last Saturday; :24
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :43(QUICK!!!!)
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((Anthony Poindexter exploded onto the defensive scene last year when he and Adrian Burnim to prevent Florida State tailback Warrick Dunn from crossing the goal line. ((ANTHONY POINDEXTER:))
The safety is third on the team in tackles with 45. His glare and hitting power are imposing. But the wrap on Anthony was that his love for the crunch also, at times, distracted him from covering receivers. Anthony answered some of his cover critics against N.C. State, where he pulled down 3 of his team leading 4 interceptions. ((GEORGE WELSH:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((ANTHONY:))
Poindexter and the rest of his cover men will have their hands full saturday. Florida State's two deep threats are back in E.G. Green and Andre Cooper. Steve Mason, News 7 sports"))

FFE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-12
GRAPHIC=FFE LOGO


Week nine of Friday Football Extra is upon us and here is where you'll find our crews roaming the sidelines tonight.
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Dalmatian


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sly
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


And finally this noontime...it seems dog isn't just MAN's best friend.
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Purdy is a Dalmatian who lives with the Hamlin family near Seattle. She has adopted four kittens as her own and is even nursing them.
Family members say the kittens' mother just didn't take to her litter--and so Purdy's been filling in as a surrogate. The dog is quite protective of the kittens, staying with them nearly 24 hours a day.
The family hopes to find good homes for the kittens but admits it will be hard to separate them from Purdy. (----------------)