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NOON-HEADLINES

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In Pittsylvania County, officials find the body of a woman in her husband's car after he reportedly commits suicide.
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And dozens are feared dead after an apartment building collapses in Egypt.
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Clouds are moving through on the wings of a fast moving cold front. Sunny skies will start the day tomorrow, but another system is slated to move through the region. We'll look at weather, as well as the latest sports information.
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Don't go away, the News is next.

Standoff


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NEWSCAST=noon
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TAPE#96-88
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A Pittslvania County man ended a lengthy police standoff with gunfire early this morning.
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It all began last night with a high speed chase from Danville into Pittsylvania County.
Authorities were pursuing 35- year- old Wilbur Gilbert Scearce (Scarce) concerning the whereabouts of his wife.
Scearce apparently ended the chase by pulling into his driveway.
Authorities say when he got out of the car Scearce pointed a revolver at his head.
And about 1 this morning, following four hours of negotiations, sheriff's officials say Scearce fatally shot himself.
The body of his wife, 33- year- old Tammy Scearce was discovered in the trunk of his car.
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((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF:ANYTIME SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS WE WONDER IF SOMETHING ELSE, YOU COULD DO, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING ELSE TO BE SAID, UNFORTUNATELY IT DIDN'T HAPPEN, LIKE I SAID, WE HAD A TRAINED NEGOTIATOR TALKING TO HIM WHO WAS IN OUR DEPARTMENT, WE ALSO HAD HIS MINISTER TALKING TO HIM, BY PHONE. ))
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Authorities had been searching for Scearce since yesterday afternoon when deputies found evidence of foul play.
Both bodies have been sent to Roanoke for autopsies.
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R'Bridge-AX


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-85
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One man is in serious condition after running his pickup truck under a tractor trailer in Rockbridge County.
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It happened at the end of the off ramp at exit 1-95 in Timberidge last night.
State Police say the tractor trailer driver was attempting to turn onto Route 11 when the man in the pickup truck drove underneath the trailer.
The driver of the pickup had to be cut out of the truck and flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
No word yet on his identity.
The driver of the tractor trailer did not suffer any injuries.
Traffic was blocked in both lanes of Route 11 for several hours.
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Franklin-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#none
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A Rocky Mount teenager was killed in a car accident over the weekend.
State police say 17- year- old Beth Suzanne Dean died at a Roanoke hospital after she was hurt in the accident Saturday night.
Dean was a passenger in a car driven by Richard Janney, Junior, when he skidded off the left side of Route 6-35 in Franklin County and struck a tree.

MIDEAST


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
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Three weeks of Israeli- Palestinian talks have broken down with no Hebron deal and lots of questions about the future of peace.
Negotiations may resume later today, but without President Clinton's envoy.
Dennis Ross says he's heading back to Washington.
Jesse Schulman reports from Tel Aviv.
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US Middle East envoy Dennis Ross shuttled between Israel and the Gaza Strip, trying to secure a deal... The outcome: close, he said, but not close enough.
Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu blames the Palestinians.
BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: THE REASON WE ARE NOT PROGRESSING IN THE RE-DEPLOYMENT OF HEBRON IS BECAUSE!G TIE LACK OF INCLINATION OF THE PALESTINIANS TO MAKE DECISIONS.
But it's not as if Netanyahu is in any hurry to cut a deal, since it would mean handing over most of the West Bank town of Hebron. Hebron's handful of radical Jewish settlers believe the city is theirs by God-given right, and they're spoiling for a fight.
These settlers were arrested after opening fire in the city.
The settlers's worst nightmare probably looks a lot like this... a Palestinian police contingent, earmarked for duty in Hebron, and ready to move in, when and if a deal is finally signed.
NOAM ARNON, JEWISH SETTLER LEADER: TO TAKE THE ARMY OUT OF SOME NEIGHBORHOODS OF THE CITY WILL EXPOSE ALL THE CITY TO DANGEROUS SITUATIONS.
All of the West Bank is exposed to dangers already. A ten year old Palestinian boy who was brought in to a hospital yesterday died over night..> a Jewish settler is accused of having kicked him to death.
Arafat's departure for Europe means that for at least a week, the talks are on hold. And in the Middle East, "on hold" is a dangerous place to be.
Jesse Schulman CBS News, Tel Aviv.))

Egypt


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


In Cairo today, rescuers continue to search for survivors of an apartment building collapse.
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At least 18 people were killed and more than 20 injured when the 12-story building toppled last night.
Dozens more still missing, and feared dead.
Recent construction work on the building is suspected of causing the disaster.
Egyptian police have detained three people in connection with the collapse.
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AUTO-TALKS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=gm logo


Union workers are on the job today at General Motors with NO new contract agreement and NO extension of the old one.
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The union had imposed a Sunday night deadline, but the two sides recessed early this morning, following 17 hours of talks.
One potential sticking point is thought to be the U-A-W's demand that GM follow the job security pattern established in new contracts signed with Ford and Chrysler.
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(( STEPHEN YOKICH/UAW PRESIDENT; THINK FORD AND CHRYSLER UNDERSTOOD WHEN WE SAID WE'RE PREPARING OURSELVES AND OUR UNION TO ENTER THE 21ST CENTURY WITH YOU AS PARTNERS IN THE CORPORATION. I'M NOT TOO SURE THAT GM STILL UNDERSTANDS THAT BUT THEY'VE ALWAYS BEEN LATE BLOOMERS... MAYBE THEY'LL GET THE MESSAGE SOONER OR LATER." ))
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Talks are expected to resume later today.
The Union President has instructed workers not to strike.
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When we return-
The election is only one week away and the candidates are out in full force,
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and one group of school children may not be 18 yet, but they're getting an early look at the election process.
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Goodlatte


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-82
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Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte is outlining some of Congress's accomplishments in his present term.
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Goodlatte says the federal budget deficit has been cut by 60-percent but important programs have been saved. He says distortions during the campaign do nothing but scare people and that Congress has slowed the increase to many agencies like medicare without cutting them.
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((BOB GOODLATTE/R-CONGRESSMAN: CALLING A 24-HUNDRED DOLLAR INCREASE PER PERSON A CUT IS MISREPRESENTING THE FACTS AND ENDANGERING AN IMPORTANT PROGRAM. IT'S MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO GET BI-PARTISAN SUPPORT. IT OUGHT TO STOP. ))
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Last week, Goodlatte's opponent charged him with not supporting Veterans.
Goodlatte challenged that statement today saying he's worked hard for Veterans. Congress increased veterans benefits by 450 million dollars this year.
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Campaign


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


With one full week left before the Presidential election, Bob Dole continues an aggressive blitz of California.
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Yesterday he stumped on key California issues, supporting a bill to end affirmative action in state hiring practices and criticizing the President's Stance on illegal immigration.
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((BOB DOLE:IF HE CAN'T PROTECT THE BORDER, THEN HE OUGHT TO PICK UP THE TAB FOR WHAT IT COSTS THE TAXPAYERS OF CALIFORNIA." ))
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Dole has picked up several newspaper endorsements, including the Detroit News, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Kansas City Star.
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Meanwhile, President Clinton has the backing of some of the biggest newspapers in the country.
Among them: The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and The San Francisco Examiner.
Mr. Clinton campaigns today in Missouri, Illinois and Minnesota.
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Gibson-Middle


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-95
GRAPHIC=Education


Students at Danville Middle School are learning their lesson in politics.
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On Friday, Gibson Middle School hosted a mock Presidential convention-- complete with all the frills.
The fifth, sixth and seventh grade students have been preparing for the BIG day for about two months.
Teachers hope the hands-on lesson in politics will pay off when the students get older.
Virginia Attorney General Jim Gilmore also touted the importance of getting involved.
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((JAMES GILMORE/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL:I'M JUST GOING TO ASK YOU, RIGHT NOW, DO WE WANT TO HAVE KINGS AND DICTATORS OR DO WE WANT, DON'T WE WANT, TO DECIDE FOR OURSELVES, WHETHER WE'RE GOING TO CONTROL OURSELVES AND RULE OUR OWN LIVES, WHAT DO YOU ALL THINK, DO WE? APPLAUSE. BOBBIE HUDSON/GIBSON MIDDLE SCHOOL: THIS IS WHEN IDEAS START FORMULATING, WHAT THEIR GOING TO DO IN THE FUTURE, THEIR CAREER PLANS AND A LOT OF THE STUDENTS NOW ARE REALLY INTERESTED IN POLITICS AFTER WE HAVE DONE THIS SO WHO KNOWS, WE MAY HAVE A FUTURE GOVERNOR SITING RIGHT IN HERE TODAY.))
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The hands-on- lesson in politics is not over.
Today the students will vote for the Presidential candidate of their choice using an actual voting machine.
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When we return,
A viewer responds to recent stories about police chases,
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And,
No more chases on the plain for two horses now adjusting to domestic life in Alleghany County.
Stay with us.
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WILD-HORSES


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NEWSCAST=noon
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TAPE# 96-78
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There's something exciting about taming a wild horse.
Denise Allen explains how an adoption program brings the wild west to Alleghany County.
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Owning Trisket and Alley is something Tim Broce has always wanted.
Broce bought the mustangs at a wild horse auction in Lexington.
That was seven months ago--seven months of learning lessons for Broce.
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((TIM BROCE/MUSTANG OWNER: IF SOMEBODY HASN'T FOOLED AROUND WITH BIG ANIMALS OR HORSES I WOULD NOT SUGGEST A WILD MUSTANG. THEY HAVE A LOT OF POWER AND ENERGY AND THEY'RE THINKING ON A WHOLE DIFFERENT PLANE THAN DOMESTIC HORSES.))
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Trisket and Alley roamed the ranges of Nevada before making this Alleghany farm their home.
But their temperaments are as different as night and day.
Broce says Trisket is gentle and accepted human contact soon after the adoption.
And while Trisket isn't fully trained Broce can ride the gelding on a limited basis.
Alley on the other hand is a bit on the wild side.
Broce says getting close to the mare has taken a lot of patience.
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Many horses like Trisket and Alley still roam the west and are starving.
So the Bureau of Land Management holds several adoptions a year to help control the population of these herds.
Each horse is sold for 125 dollars.
Broce say the purchase is more than an investment.
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Broce says buying the horses was just the beginning.
Turning these mustangs into good riding horses is living the dream.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Feedback


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WRITER=jmc
TAPE# Feedback
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A viewer thinks police departments need to change their policies when it comes to high-speed chases.
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Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with News-7's Feedback.
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(( Southwest Virginia has seen two police pursuits that ended in fatal collisions this year
The most recent was in Botetourt County in which a man in a stolen car fled from State Police, hit two other motorists, one of whom died.
In that case, the state police broke off the pursuit before the accident.
But a viewer from Evington wrote: When the police say that they abandoned a chase because they were approaching a heavily traveled area, I ask: "How does the individual being chased know that they are no longer being pursued?"...I realize, of course, that is not reasonable or lawful for an offender to attempt to elude arrest by initiating a chase situation. However, once begun, what outcome can one reasonably expect from a vehicle chase? Since the offender is being chased -- perhaps
he/she might elude the police --- or, wreck the vehicle --- or, strike a
pedestrian, --- or, collide with another vehicle. I believe that police

should use teamwork for establishing traffic roadblocks to make the arrest, or simply proceed to the offender's home or work to arrest them, or heaven forbid, simply give-in and wait for another day if the arrest is for a simple traffic violation.
If you'd like to share your thoughts on issues in the news or our news coverage with us, you can write us at News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
To send us a fax, the number is 540-343-7269.
And for E-mail, our address is news@wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7. )) WEATHER
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Common-Sense


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
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Retirement can cause economic problems for some.
But in the latest edition of Common Sense, Len Besthoff explains some ways to meet part of your retirement needs "on the house".
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(( The Institute of Certified Financial Planners has some suggestions on how seniors can use their house to help out when cash is tight.
For starters, you can sell your home, especially if it's the one you raised your children in...it may be too big and too expensive to own now.
You can also rent your home and buy a second less expensive one.
But make sure the rent is sufficiently greater than your new mortgage payments.
Also renting out part of your home is an option.
A home equity loan is a good stop-gap method to get cash needed for sudden expenses like medical bills.
Be aware though, that you're putting you home at risk if you can't pay back the loan.
Two more complicated options are reverse mortgages and sale leasebacks.
Discuss these first with your financial advisor.
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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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 19 points.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Coming up in sports-
The Washington Redskins are setting a good pace, trying to work their way to the playoffs,
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And one man is trying to set a different pace, this one is faster than 600 miles- per-hour.
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Skins


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#RS96-1
GRAPHIC=Skins/Colts


Terry Allen rushed for 124 yards and three touchdowns as the Washington Redskins upped their record to 7 and 1 with a 31 to 16 win over the Colts.
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Terry Allen cuts back to the middle and scores from 6 yards out. The Redskins led 10 to nothing.
The Colts added a field goal but Washington went to the air for its next score. Gus Frerrotte hooks up with Leslie Shepherd on the 9 yard T-D pass and Washington led 17 to 3.
The Redskins gave it to Allen and
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touchdowns. On this play he explodes through the line and cruises in from 32 yards out and Washington beats the Colts 31 to 16.
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Panthers


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB96-3
GRAPHIC=Panthers/Eagles


Ty Detmer threw four touchdown passes last week, but this week he passed for 342 yards and one touchdown as Philadelphia beat Charlotte 20 to 9.
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Eagle running back Ricky Watters gets the call and he scores from three yards out and Philly took the 7 to nothing lead in the first quarter.
The Eagles added another touchdown in the second quarter. Ty Detmer goes
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Jason Dunn on the 9 yard touchdown toss and the Eagles beat the Panthers 20 to 9.
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Race


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


For the first time in 13 years, Richard Petty made a trip to Victory Lane.
Bobby Hamilton the driver of his S-T-P Pontiac picked up his first win on the Winston Cup circuit yesterday taking the checkered flag in the Dura Lube 500 at Phoenix.
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Mark Martin dominated early and led with 245 laps left.
Later he would get into the side of Derrike Cope sending him spinning into the wall, bringing out the caution.
Terry Labonte picked up the bonus points for leading the race when he pulled to the front with 115 laps to go.
Hamilton moved to the front of the field and took the lead with 30 laps left.
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((RICHARD PETTY/STP PONTIAC OWNER: I'M GONNA LET THEM GO. THEY DESERVE IT ALL THESE YEARS OF WORKING PAID OFF TODAY ANYWAY. )) ((BOBBY HAMILTON/DURA LUBE 500 WINNER: WE JUST KNEW THAT I COULD SIT THERE AND I WATCHED THE 5 CARS LEFT FRONT WHEN GET TO TWITCHIN' AND I HAD TO KEEP MY TIRES UP UNDER IT AND EVERYBODY THAT GET LOOSE-- I JUST TAKE THAT MUCH MORE CARE OF MY TIRES TO BE THERE AT THE END. THAT'S HOW WE DID IT.))
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Mark Martin was second, Labonte third, Ted Musgrave fourth and Jeff Gordon fifth. Dale Jarrett finished 8-th.
In the points race Labonte leads Gordon by 47 and Jarrett by 99.

Speed-Record


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


Once it gets going it may look like a jet, but this vehicle is staying on the ground.
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Craig Breedlove is running his jet-car in Nevada's Black Rock Desert trying to break the land speed record.
In this run he was clocked at 563 miles- per- hour. The record is 633, but Breedlove is sure his jet-powered "Spirit of America" can beat the old record (-------------) and bring the title back to the U-S.