12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
SS=None
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VO-NAT


A U.S. District judge Hears V-M-I's Plan To Admit Women.
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And an Army drill sergeant in Missouri is awaiting sentence in a growing sex scandal.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


News 7 at Noon is next, don't go away.

VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=khu
TAPE#96-
GRAPHIC=vmi


The lawyers for the two sides in the V-M-I case are in court today, arguing over plans to admit women.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Keith/Microwave


Keith Humphry is following the case in U-S District Court in Roanoke.
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SEX-SCANDAL


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


The Army's problem with sexual misconduct keeps growing.
"The San Antonio Express-News" says female trainees at Fort Sam Houston took part in wild drinking binges with supervisors.
The revelation is the latest in a growing series.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Ft. Leonard Wood, MO;

4:15;29
Today an Army Drill sergeant faces sentencing at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, after pleading guilty to having sex with three female recruits.
Two other male officers face similar charges and seven other sergeants there have been suspended pending further investigation.
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4:16:06 ((AS DISTURBING AS THESE CASES ARE ITS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT WE HAVE NOT LOST CONFIDENCE IN OUR PROCEDURES OR IN OUR CHAIN OF COMMAND HOWEVER WE ACKNOWLEDGE WE MUST DO BETTER. ))
SUPER=01-Col. Carl Strock/Ft. Leonard Wood Chief Of Staff;
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OUT Q=WE MUST DO BETTER.
ANCHOR=Melanie
ANCHOR=Melanie


Last week, a sex scandal broke at a training base in Maryland, where charges against four drill instructors and a captain range from rape to sexual harassment.


HOSTAGE


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


A hostage drama is unfolding at this hour in Columbus, Ohio.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Columbus, OH;


An armed man reportedly is holed up at the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation with as many as five hostages.
Police say the incident is taking place on the 12th floor of the 30 story building.
A local T-V station reports the suspect is in his 40's and that he is apparently upset about some benefits he did not receive.
Police went in moments ago with a can of diet soft drink, which they hope to exchange for one of his weapons.
We're continuing to monitor the situation and will update you on any developments.
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pl-crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=plane crash


In India today, search teams have found the flight data recorders from the Saudi jumbo jet and cargo plane that collided outside New Delhi.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charkhi Dadri, India;

10:02:07
Some 350 people were killed, including two Americans.
Speculation on the cause of the crash ranges from inadequate radar in the airport control tower to a possible misunderstanding by one of the pilots because of language problems.
The crash is the third deadliest in world aviation history.
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Gun-Plane


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-79
GRAPHIC=NONE


A single engine plane landed unexpectedly in Halifax County on Monday--
Federal authorities impounded the plane, and found one dozen high powered weapons aboard.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;


The pilot was arrested Monday minutes after landing at the Tuck Airport, near South Boston.
He's suspected of illegally smuggling guns from North Carolina to New York as part of an organized crime ring.
Members of a Joint Firearms Task Force had been tracking the plane from Greensboro.
They do not know why the pilot decided to land in Virginia-- he was apparently supposed to fly to New Jersey.
A flight instructor happened to be standing outside when the pilot landed.
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IN Q=Probably

((MIKE CANNON/PART-TIME FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR:PROBABLY A MINUTE OR SO AFTER THAT A TWIN ENGINE PIPER LANDED, SO LIKE, QUITE AGRESSIVE, LIND OF LANDED LIKE LUNATICS, FLEW IN HERE AND ONE GUY GOT OFF AND ACTED LIKE HE HAD TO GO TO THE BATHROOM BADLY, BUT IT REALLY WAS JUST AN ACT, SO HE WENT INSIDE AND SEVERAL MORE THE POLICE CAME OUT AND THEY APPREHENDED OR GOT THE GUY AT THE PAY PHONE, PINNED HIM DOWN AND HANDCUFFED HIM AND READ HIM HIS RIGHTS AND TOOK HIM INSIDE. ))
SUPER=01-Mike Cannon/Part-Time Flight Instructor; :00
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OUT Q=took him inside.
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VO-NAT


Sources say guns like the ones found on the plane sell for about one thousand dollars each on the streets of New York City.
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Car-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-82
GRAPHIC=NONE


Police are awaiting autopsy results in a bizarre case of apparent murder-suicide in Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


The bodies of 29- year- old Sharon Gilliam and 34- year- old Dennis Oxford were found yesterday in this burning van outside the Lynchburg newspaper offices.
Police say Gilliam and Oxford had dated a few times and had a friendly relationship.
A suicide note left in a cooler outside the burning van provided authorities with a motive for the crime.
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SOT 8:07:14
IN Q=Without going

((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WITHOUT GOING INTO THE EXACT DETAILS OF WHAT WAS CONTAINED IN THE NOTE, OTHER THAN TO SAY THAT MR. OXFORD, WHO APPARENTLY LEFT THE NOTE, SEEMS TO BLAME MISS GILLIAM FOR A MEDICAL PROBLEM THAT HE MAY HAVE THOUGHT HE HAD.))
SUPER=01-Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=thought he had.
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VO-NAT


Police recovered a gun from inside the car that had been fired at least once.
Autopsies should reveal whether one or both victims were shot to death before the fire was set.
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Danville-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=fire


Smoke and flames filled the sky over downtown Danville last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Fire broke out at a building at the intersection of Industrial and Jefferson Avenues at around six.
When firefighters arrived there was no hope of saving the building-- which was used as storage for a local construction company.
About 20-fire fighters worked on the blaze.
Chief B-G Lewis says his main concern was keeping the fire from spreading.
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IN Q=The building

(( ))
SUPER=01-B. G. Lewis/Danville Fire Chief; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=drowned it.
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VO-NAT


Fire officials are trying to figure out the cause of the blaze.
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QUAKE


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


A powerful earthquake has hit southern Peru, leaving hundreds injured and at least fifteen dead.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Nazca, Peru;

10:15;35
As many as 700 were injured and many buildings and homes are in ruins.
Some residents had to spend the night outside in makeshift shelters.
Meanwhile, 40 to 60 miners are trapped in an isolated gold mine in the Andes Mountains.
The quake measured 7- point- 3 on the Richter scale.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


When we return,
Jesse Jackson urges a boycott against a major U-S company,
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VO-NAT


And,
Investigators think they have a profile of the man who abducted and killed Alicia Showalter Reynolds.
But first, let's check in with Patrick.
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TEXACO


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


The Reverend Jesse Jackson is calling for an immediate boycott against Texaco.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-White Plains, NY;


The civil rights leader met with the company's chairman yesterday but walked away from the meeting saying people should get their gas elsewhere.
Jackson is putting increasing pressure on Texaco to settle a discrimination lawsuit that alleges executives used racial "slurs" to describe black employees.
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4:29:31
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OUT Q=our economic sanctions.
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Jackson says picketing at Texaco sites could begin Saturday.
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WIPE/WIPE

AVIS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT

4:24;28
Avis car rental and one of its franchise holders faces a class action race discrimination lawsuit.
Three African American women from North and South Carolina say they were denied service because of the color of their skin.
A former Avis manager said the franchise owner told employees to make it difficult for black customers to rent cars.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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The franchise owner denies the charges.

Reynolds


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=None


State Police say the death of motorist Alicia Reynolds began as a sexual assault.
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VO-NAT


Reynolds was the 25- year- old Baltimore woman who disappeared in March as she drove along U-S 29 near Culpeper.
SUPER=03-Culpeper;


Investigators profiled the suspect at a news conference yesterday, and they predicted he will kill again if he is not apprehended soon.
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((01-LARRY MCCANN/VA. STATE POLICE: WE BELIEVE THIS INDIVIDUAL WILL BE EMPLOYED IN A BLUE- COLLAR, LABOR TYPE JOB. GENERALLY HE WILL BE KNOWN TO THOSE AROUND HIM AS RESERVED, QUIETLY HELPFUL TO OTHERS AND DEPENDABLE. HE'S GUARDED ABOUT WHAT HE RELEASES TO OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT HIS PRIVATE LIFE. HE'S BASICALLY QUIET ABOUT WHAT HE DOES IN PRIVATE.))
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State Police believe the suspect used the name Larry Breeden in conversations with other women, but authorities do not believe that is the killer's real name.

L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-95
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


Lynchburg's trash tag system is NOT on the way out, but a new mural IS on the way in.
Local civil rights advocates won their fight over putting the mural in city hall.
Steve Smallshaw has more from last night's city council meeting.
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IN Q=Business as usual
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00
SUPER=01-Robert Garber/Lynchburg Council Member; :13
SUPER=01-Junius Haskins/Lynchburg Council Member; :27
SUPER=01-Charles Church/Lynchburg City Manager; :52
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OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.


(( Business as usual when it came to city council and the issue of trash tags.
Council had a chance to reaffirm or get rid of the controversial refuse collection system.
Instead, it tabled the matter yet again.
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SOT 7:54:12
IN Q=Rather than

((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: RATHER THAN MAKING OUR INNER CITY AND OTHER PARTS OF THE CITY A DUMPING GROUND FOR ILLEGAL TRASH, I THINK WE SHOULD SEND THIS BACK TO A FULL SESSION, FULL COMMITTEE AND COME UP WITH ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE TO DO THAT.))
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OUT Q=to do that.
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SOT 7:56:41
IN Q=Unless there's

((JUNIUS HASKINS/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: UNLESS THERE'S A ROCKET SCIENTIST THAT CAN FIND DANGER IN WHAT WE HAVE DONE, I THINK WE CAME UP WITH THE MOST REASONABLE DECISION AND MADE THE RECOMMENDATION.))
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OUT Q=made the recommendation.


Tags or no tags, city employees will continue picking up the trash as council okayed their three- year contract.
Also, civil rights advocates won their battle to have a mural honoring local black leaders displayed in City Hall.
Council adopted a new policy on what is considered appropriate for a city building.
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SOT 7:47:35
IN Q=It needs to

((CHARLES CHURCH/LYNCHBURG CITY MANAGER: IT NEEDS TO BE A LYNCHBURG- RELATED ITEM THAT HAS SIGNIFICANCE TO LYNCHBURG AND NOT SOMETHING OF GENERAL APPEAL.))
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((City officials say the civil rights mural meets all the requirements of the new policy, and more importantly, fits the measurements of the glass display case in the lobby of City Hall. If all goes well, the mural could be in place within a week. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie


When we return,
The Roanoke Times explains why a huge chunk of the Business section has gone out on its own.
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VO-NAT


And,
On one bridge in Amherst county-- V-DOT can clear snow and ice without using a plow.
We'll tell you how in just a few minutes.
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Roanoke-Times


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 96-93)
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Roanoke Times business section will no longer carry its stock and mutual fund listings.
Consumers will have to get a separate subscription.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Last night its business editor told the Ad Federation of the Roanoke Valley why the paper did this.
John Levin explains that because it's going for a targeted audience, the new report has ten times more listings than the old stock page, which was getting whittled away by rising newsprint costs.
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SOT 19:33:41
IN Q=We said

((JOHN LEVIN/ROANOKE TIMES BUSINESS EDITOR: WE SAID THIS IS A PRODUCT THAT HAS A SEPARATE READER BASE. I WONDER IF SUBSCRIBERS WOULD BE WILLING TO PAY FOR IT. LOT OF PEOPLE SAID NO, IT WON'T FLY, FINALLY WE SET A DATE AND SAID COME OCTOBER 15TH, WE'RE GONNA TRY.))
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OUT Q=we're gonna try.
ANCHOR=Melanie
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19-hundred people have subscribed to the new report, which costs an additional 49-cents a week.

M'ville-Racing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net (edit of 96-98)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Leaders from Martinsville, Danville, and South Boston want to capitalize on racing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./September;


They are asking the General Assembly to declare southside Virginia's official Racing Region.
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SOT 16:53:30
IN Q=This area has

((STEVE SHEPPARD/MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY: THIS AREA HAS A RICH RACING TRADITION. NEXT YEAR, WE'RE GOING TO BE CELEBRATING OUR 50 TH ANNIVERSARY HERE AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY. AND WITH A GREAT RACING TRADITION HERE-- I THINK THAT THROUGHOUT THIS REGION, WE'RE TYING IT ALL TOGETHER FOR THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. ))
SUPER=01-Steve Sheppard/Martinsville Speedway;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=for the state of Virginia
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If Southside does become a racing region, Sheppard believes race fans will fill the stands-- and stick around for the area's other attractions.
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Heated-Bridge


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-84
GRAPHIC=None


V-DOT officials think motorists will really warm up to a new bridge.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst Co.;


The reason-- it's heated.
The bridge is located on U- S Route 60 just west of Amherst.
And here's how it works.
Sensors determine the temperature and precipitation levels on the bridge.
Once those factors reach a certain level, heat pipes underneath the structure automatically turn on... melting any snow or ice.
If it's successful, other similar bridges may be on the way.
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SOT 14:28:14
IN Q=We'll be

((DAVID GEHR/VDOT COMMISSIONER: WE'LL BE MONITORING THE IMPACT OF THIS PARTICULAR INSTALLATION. AND IF IT WORKS OUT THAN WE'LL LOOK AT OTHER BRIDGES AROUND THE STATE-- PARTICULARLY THOSE THAT HAVE A TENDANCY TO ICE OVER OR MAYBE IN REMOTE AREAS TO TRY ANOTHER INSTALLATION. ))
SUPER=01-David Gehr/VDOT Commissioner;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=installation
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VO-NAT


There are only seven other heated bridges in the entire country.
Officials estimate the cost at 664- thousand dollars.
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SNOW


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


Ohio could use a few of heated bridges this week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH;


The snow continues to fall over the Great Lakes in one of the biggest early winter storms on record.
Some areas have received as much as four feet of the white stuff.
Ohio's governor has declared a state of emergency in three counties.
On the bright side the snow is beginning to dwindle to flurries and power has been restored to all but 6-thousand customers.
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N-W-Toss
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WEATHER
SUPER=300-38/46/Var. 6mph/30.59f/78/1958/20/1986;
SUPER=301-38/44/SE 9mph/30.62f/79/1879/21/1920;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Mostly Cloudy/Snow Flurries/26-30/Morning Flurries/& Clearing/40-44;
SUPER=331-Mostly Cloudy/Flurries Possible/28-32/Flurries/Slow Clearing/42-46;
SUPER=332-Light Snow/Possible/26-30/Morning Flurries/Partly Cloudy/34-38;
SUPER=333-Cloudy/Light Snow Possible/20-24/Flurries/Gradual Clearing/34-38;
SUPER=334-Light Snow/Possible/22-26/Snow Showers/& Flurries/34-38;
SUPER=X5001;


Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-92
GRAPHIC=Rail Merger


There's more corporate maneuvering in the battle between two Virginia railroads for Conrail.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Conrail is recommending that its stockholders NOT accept Norfolk Southern's revised hostile bid of 110- dollars- a- share.
Conrail's board says it's sticking with the FRIENDLY offer from C-S-X, which pays the equivalent of about 93- dollars- a- share.
C-S-X and Conrail also confirmed they are having discussions about increasing the C-S-X offer.
C-S-X and N-S are fighting for Conrail because it has a near- monopoly on rail routes in the northeast.
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Stocks


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 15 points.
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SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Sports news is next.
We'll find out if 8 and a half million dollars a year is enough to get Albert Belle to sign on the dotted line.
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VO-NAT


And,
The couch potato's ultimate pet--
He gets the fish, and the beer.
Stay with us.
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Express


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-96
GRAPHIC=Express/Renegades


The East's last place Express looked more like the division leader last night...a fair assessment considering Roanoke spanked the top divisional team in Richmond 6-2 at the Round House.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Renegades vs. Express; :00


The over 38 hundred fans on hand gave Ilya Dubkov a warm welcome as the franchise's leading scorer returned.
Jeff Jablonski put Roanoke on the board in the first period with this blast.

Roanoke led 3-nothing after 1.
The Express got a scare when Dave Stewart left the game. Early reports say he severely twisted an ankle.
SUPER=38-Roanoke/6/Richmond/2;

Dave Gagnon picked up the slack for his injured defenseman with some pretty saves, he made 34 on the night.
Tim Christian would score early in the third. 4-1 Express and Roanoke wins 6-2 behind a 3 for 4 power play performance.
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Scott


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-21
GRAPHIC=FFE


One of the top coaches in the Friday Football Extra area is stepping down.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00


Patrick Henry's principal said he received Ed Scott's letter of resignation this morning.
He plans to remain a teacher at the school.
The Staunton native led the Patriots to two playoff berths and a share of the R-V-D championship last season.
His teams finished 500 or better each of the past five years, but this season along with some mild health concerns took their toll on Scott, as P-H lost its final three games and missed making the playoffs.
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Young


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mst
TAPE#S6-22
GRAPHIC=MLB


The Baseball Writers of American handed out their Cy Young award for the American League yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-MLB;


Pat Hentgen who went 20-and-8 this season with a 3.22 E-R-A gets the honor.

He also led the league in innings pitched and complete games.
He edged out New York Yankees ace Andy Pettitte by a mere six points.
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Belle


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-23
GRAPHIC=INDIANS


There are more signs that Cleveland Indians slugger Albert Belle is on his way South.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-MLB; :00


The Florida Marlins are very much interested in acquiring his services although Albert cannot talk money with any team other than the Indians until Friday.
He and his agent have told the Indians that 8 and half million dollars over five years is not enough.
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RETRIEVER


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


And finally a story about a labrador retriever, who really lives up to us name.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-South Padre Isle, TX;


Meet Bear.
He's not only a great fishing partner, but after a long day out on the water Bear takes the fish out of the ice chest for cleaning.
When the cleaning is done, Bear gets his owner Bill Darling a beer and the two fishing buddies call it a day. (----------------)