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Noon-HEADLINES

ANCHOR=Melanie
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Ahead on News 7 at Noon, a fatal crash in Pulaski County.
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And an investigation of espionage in the C-I-A.

Pulaski-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=fatal ax


Two teenagers are dead following a car accident on route 11 in Pulaski County.
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It happened this morning in front of the Cougar Express convenience store.
State police say the 18- year- old male driver pulled out in front of another vehicle and was struck broadside.
He was pronounced dead at Pulaski Community Hospital.
His 15- year- old female passenger died at the scene.
The driver of the other car sustained minor injuries.
Police are notifying the victim's families before releasing their identities.
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NS-Preview


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# BIZ-Review
GRAPHIC=Railroad Merger


Federal court in Philadelphia takes the spotlight today in the latest chapter of the bidding war for Conrail.
Norfolk Southern is trying to block Conrail's plans to merge with C-S-X.
C-S-X asked a judge today to dismiss the N-S complaint, but the judge refused.
After that, a railroad expert called by Norfolk Southern outlined why he thought the C-S-X-Conrail merger is a bad idea.
It's a confusing and involved conflict. Len Besthoff gives us some background.
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(( Okay, here's the deal.
Norfolk Southern and C-S-X are two railroads based in Virginia, both with strong networks in the southeast and midwest.
They covet Conrail, because of the lucrative northeastern routes it has all to itself.
C-S-X and Conrail have agreed to merge for an estimated 93- dollars- a- share.
N-S is bidding 110- dollars a share, 17- dollars- more...seems like a no- brainer, but...
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((GEORGE BRAMMER/STOCKBROKER-A.G. EDWARDS: IN THIS SITUATION, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS DETERMINED THE BEST OFFER IS FROM C-S-X EVEN THOUGH IT'S A LOWER PRICE PER SHARE. SO YOU MAY HAVE A BATTLE HERE BETWEEN THE BOARD AND THE SHAREHOLDERS.))
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Conrail's board says it's sticking with C-S-X because of the deal's strategic benefits.
Some believe Conrail execs are doing this because they'll have a job with the new company.
You'd think shareholders have the final say, but corporate laws in Pennsylvania allow for exceptions...and C-S-X and Conrail have written other provisions that make their deal, in the words of one C-S-X higher up, "bulletproof".
For that reason, Norfolk Southern is mounting its legal challenge to the deal.
It all begins next week in a federal courthouse in Philadelphia.
Len Besthoff, News-7. ))

Union


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 96-100
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Len Besthoff is in Philadelphia today, covering the federal proceedings.
Tune in later today for our comprehensive coverage.
One other group we have not heard from in this fray is organized labor.
Most unions have decided to take a neutral stance.
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But one local president from Norfolk Southern says at least when it comes to the union culture at N-S and Conrail, they do not appear to match.
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((CLIFF GRIMSLEY/IBEW LOCAL 813 PRESIDENT: CONRAIL AND C-S-X CORPORATION DO A LOT OF SUBCONTRACTING OF MAINTENANCE. SO FROM JUST PROTECTING THE EMPLOYEES, UNION EMPLOYEES OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY, AND POINTS EAST AND WEST ON THE NORFOLK SOUTHERN SYSTEM, IT WOULD BE IN OUR BEST INTERESTS TO GO WITH A STRONG UNION AFFILIATION.))
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N-S is one of the largest employers in our area, with more than 35- hundred workers.

SPY


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
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In Northern Virginia, a C-I-A employee has been arrested and charged with espionage.
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10:00:30
Harold Nicholson was arrested over the weekend and formally charged in Alexandria this morning.
Nicholson is accused of passing top secret information to the Russians in return for more than 100-thousand dollars.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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F-B-I Director Louis Freeh and C-I-A Director John Deutch (doych) will hold a news conference today to discuss the arrest.

SC-MURDERS


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


In South Carolina today, a manhunt is underway for the father suspected of killing his four children.
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8:07:10
The children, ranging in age from 10 to 16 were found shot to death last night by their mother who had been separated from the family for about a week.
Police have signed murder warrants for her husband 36- year- old Johnny Satterwhite.
Investigators recovered a gun and a note written by Satterwhite to his wife.
Officials believe the children had been dead for three days.
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ZAIRE


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


President Clinton is now reassessing plans to sends thousands of troops to Central Africa.
This as the exodus from Zaire to Rwanda continues today.
Tom Fenton files this report.
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The great river of refugees that is flowing 0ut of zaire is solving the most urgent part of the problem.
SOT AID WORKER:EFFECTIVELY WE'VE GOT A HUGE HUMAN WAVE OF PEOPLE STRETCHING

ACROSS TWO COUNTRIES ABOUT 50 KIL0METERS LONG, AND THEY'RE ALL ON THE MOVE.
An estimated 400,000 hutus who had fled for their lives have now come back home to rwanda. the remaining stragglers are expected to follow shortly. there may no longer be an urgent need for a military operation to open up a safe route for them.
The clinton administration is thinking about scaling down its committment.
DEFENSE SECRETARY WILLIAM PERRY ON NBC "MEET THE PRESS." "THE NEED FOR HUMANITARIAN RELIEF HAS NOT GONE AWAY, THE NATURE OF THE NEED HAS CHANGED RADICALLY BY THIS MIGRATION OF REFUGEES FROM ZAIRE INTO RWANDA."
South africa is also rethinking its decision to send troops. thabo mbeki, south african deputy president "IN THE LIGHT OF THE MOVEMENT OF REFUGEES INTO RWANDA IT WOULD5/8 BE NECESSARY TO REVIEW THE MANDATE, TASKS AND PURPOSES OF THE MULTINATIONAL FORCE." But advance elements of western troops have already been sent to africa, and some 10,000 soldiers are supposed to join the canadian-led task force. planning is well underway.
Countries that signed up for the rescue operation will meet in germany this wednesday to make the final decisions. the betting is that some troops _ill still be sent, but a much smaller number than originally planned.
Tom Fenton, CBS News London.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Later on in the newscast,
The cockpit voice recorder tapes from the Valujet crash in the Florida Everglades are released,
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And,
A kangaroo proves that backpacks aren't just for books--
But first let's check in with Patrick.
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Valujet-TWA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=crash invest


The National Transportation Safety Board today has opened hearings in Miami on the ValuJet crash in the Everglades.
The hearing will include the chilling details of the final moments of flight 5-92, with the release of transcripts of the cockpit voice recordings.
The May eleventh accident killed all 110 people on board.
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4:03:13
Meantime the F-B-I is looking into a report by an airline pilot that he saw a streak of light in the sky Saturday near where T-W-A flight 800 went down.
The National Weather Service says there's a good chance the light came from a meteor shower.
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Russian-probe


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


A Russian rocket that was bound for Mars has instead crashed into the Pacific ocean today.
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4:02:08
Radar initially showed the probe was headed straight for Australia.
That put Police and emergency services on full alert because the probe is powered by radio-active plutonium.
Australia's Prime Minister also went on national television.
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In the end there was no emergency, the probe crashed harmlessly into the ocean and scientists say the remoteness of the crash site has eliminated the risk of contamination.
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M'ville-Spill


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#net (edit of 96-87)
GRAPHIC=None


Emergency officials say a red liquid discovered in an underground drainage pipe last night in Martinsville turned out to be fuel oil.
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A Rocky Mount Company called L-C-M was called in to recover the fuel oil from a small creek.
Workers finished the clean up early this morning.
Officials were notified of the leak yesterday after a passerby reported seeing reddish colored material in a creek near the intersection of Broad and Aaron Streets.
Officials say they do not yet how much fuel leaked-- but they are still on the scene today.
The Department of Environmental quality is expected at the scene today to check for further runoff.
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Senate-Power


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE# 96-98
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An election to fill the seat vacated by Virgil Goode could tip the scales of power in the state Senate.
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If Rocky Mount Republican Allen Dudley wins the bid, the senate's balance of power shifts for the first time in history.
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((SEN. MARK EARLEY/R-CHESAPEAKE: THE FACT THAT THE SENATE WOULD PERHAPS GO REPUBLICAN AND THE REPUBLICANS WOULD GAIN A MAJORITY WOULD HAVE TREMENDOUS SIGNIFICANCE, NOT JUST FOR FLOOR VOTES BUT ALSO FOR THE FUTURE OF THE SENATE.))
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The best Senate Democrats are allowing themselves to hope for is that Democrat Roscoe Reynolds wins, and is at least slightly less conservative than Democrat Virgil Goode.
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((I DON'T WANT TO PRESUME THAT MR. REYNOLDS WILL REPRESENT HIS CONSTITUENTS ANY DIFFERENTLY THAN MR. GOODE DID. SO THERE'S LIKELY TO BE SOME DIVERSIONS FROM THE DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY BY MR. REYNOLDS. WE'RE HOPING THAT WHEN HE GETS HERE AND UNDERSTANDS HOW WISE AND PERCEIVING WE ARE, WE CAN CONVINCE HIM TO VOTE WITH US.))
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The historic power-sharing agreement Goode helped craft in the evenly split senate of 19-96 will likely remain in effect until 19-99.
It would take a two-thirds vote to overturn it.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Still to come on the newscast,
V-M-I may be going co-ed next year, but there were 13 women on post this weekend.
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And,
We'll meet a man from Northeast Roanoke whose neighborhood was lost to construction of the Roanoke Civic Center.
Stay with us...
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VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net from 96-87
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Virginia Military Institute got a little practice going co-ed this weekend.
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The open house was much more successful in drawing potential female applicants than an earlier one.
Thirteen high school students showed up to spend the night on the Lexington campus in a Spartan barracks that'll be much like their home if they enroll.
Most were positive about the experience.
School officials said ten women have applied so far for the first class of co-ed cadets.
V-M-I hopes to enroll as many as 30 women next fall.
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Civic-Center


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-88
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After 25 years the Roanoke Civic Center is still going strong.
But some Roanokers remember life before the facility, when a neighborhood thrived.
Denise Allen has more.
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The Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church used to stand on what is now the civic center parking lot.
Church members weren't forced to sell, but the redevelopment left them with no parking or direct access to the church.
The Housing and Redevelopment Authority bought up most of the property in this northeast neighborhood.
Meadows says the prices were less than fair.
But the financial loss wasn't what hurt Meadows the most.
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But that was 25 years ago and times have changed.
Civic Center officials say this silver anniversary celebration is a thank you to the community for their patronage.
They say the area has turned into an entertainment center.
And now it's successful because of regular events such as pro-hockey games.
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((BOB CHAPMAN/CIVIC CENTER MANAGER: THE COLISEUM AS AN EXAMPLE, YOU COULD PROBABLY COME IN THE WEEK BEFORE AND RENT IT FOR THE NEXT WEEK. BUT YOU CAN'T DO THAT ANYMORE. AND THE EXHIBIT HALL, WE HAVE VERY FEW OPEN DATES IN THE EXHIBIT HALL.))
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The groundbreaking for this facility ended the life of a community.
But Meadows says he's always supported the Civic Center and after a quarter century he's come to terms with the changes.
Denise Allen News 7. )) WEATHER
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Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
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Just because the stock market goes down, does not mean your investments have to do the same.
Len Besthoff tells us about some risk reducing measures you can take in the latest installment of Common Sense.
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((For the next two weeks on Common Sense, we'll talk about some investment moves you may wanna look at in case the economy decides to take a tumble. This week we'll talk about some stocks that hold up in nearly any kind of economy.))
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((TOM DUNKENBERGER/WHEAT FIRST BUTCHER SINGER: WELL WHEN YOU'RE NOT SURE OF WHAT THE ECONOMY IS ACTUALLY DOING, A LOT OF PEOPLE LOOK FOR THE DEFENSIVE STOCKS. AND THOSE ARE COMPANIES THAT PRODUCE PRODUCTS THAT ARE USED THROUGHOUT ANY MARKET CONDITION. IF THE ECONOMY'S SLOWING, THEY'RE STILL GONNA BUY FOOD, THEY'RE STILL GONNA BUY BEVERAGES, THEY'RE GONNA BUY HOUSEHOLD GOODS. AND THESE COMPANIES TEND TO DO WELL IN A SLOWING ECONOMY. THEY'VE DONE VERY WELL LATELY BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE MOVING TO THOSE QUALITY STOCKS IN FEAR THAT THE ECONOMY IS ACTUALLY SLOWING. SO YOU SEE THAT EFFECT AND IN TOUGH TIMES AND IN THE BAD TIMES LOOK TO THE QUALITY STOCKS THAT HAVE PROVEN YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT THAT THEY'RE GONNA HOLD THEIR VALUE.))
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Stocks


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 11 points
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SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Sports Highlights are up next.
The Carolina Panthers tried to get a rare road win.
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And the Washington Redskins looked down the barrel at another last minute defeat.
Stay with us...
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Skins


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


The Washington Redskins are back on top in the N-F-C east after beating Philadelphia this afternoon 26 to 21 at the Vet.
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SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/FOX Sports;


Washington led 3 to nothing when the defense made a big play. Ricky Watters fumbles the ball and Ken Harvey recovers the ball at the Eagle 26 yard line.
Several plays later Gus Frerotte goes to the air and hits Jamie Asher on the 13 yard touchdown and the Redskins took the 10 to nothing lead in the second quarter.
Washington opened the third quarter with a score. Frerotte hooked up with Asher on the 7 yard touchdown pass. The Eagles scored in the third and
SUPER=30-Washington/26/Philadelphia/21;then in the fourth Watters scores from

the one yard line to make it 23 to 21 but the Redskins hold on for the 26 to 21 win.
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Panthers


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-21
GRAPHIC=Panthers/Rams


The Carolina Panthers used a pair of third quarter scoring drives to beat the St. Louis Rams 20 to 10.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/FOX Sports;


The Score was tied at 3, but in the second quarter tony banks hits Lawrence Phillips on the screen and he scores from 12 yards out the Rams led 10 to 3.
But the Panthers rallied. Steve Beuerlein tosses this 9 yard T-D pass to Wesley Walls who takes a hard hit but the officials said he held on long enough for the score to tie it at 10.
Then Carolina iced the win in the SUPER=30-Carolina/20/St. Louis/10/;third

quarter Anthony Jonson takes the handoff and scores from seven yards out and the Panthers beat the Rams 20 to 10.
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Tech


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-19
GRAPHIC=Tech Football


Virginia Tech moved into second place in the Big East after going into the Orange Bowl yesterday and beating Miami 21 to 7 the first Big East loss for the Hurricanes at home.
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The victory moved the Hokies to 17-th in the A-P poll and this was the big play late in the game that iced the win. Backup Keion Carpenter intercepts this pass and returns it 100 yards for Tech's final score.
The Hokies are 8 and 1 overall and 5 and 1 in the Big East with West Virginia coming to Blacksburg next Saturday afternoon.
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Golf


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-22
GRAPHIC=Golf Logo


The team of Tom Kite and Jay Haas won the Shark Shootout in California yesterday afternoon.
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SUPER=03-Thousand Oaks, CA/CBS Sports;


Kite and Haas, sinking this birdie putt on the 17-th hole, teamed for their second straight round of 60 in the tournament.
The two closed with nine straight birdies and finished two shots better than second round leaders Craig Stadler and Lanny Wadkins.
It's Kite's second title. He won the event with Davis Love the third four years ago.
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Kangaroo


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

10:12;56
An adoption story from West Palm Beach, Florida involving a woman and a very special baby.
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SUPER=03-West Palm Beach, FL;


Meet Edie, a five- month- old red kangaroo.
When Edie's mom died a few weeks ago she was adopted by zoo employee Teri Blake.
Like a real Kangaroo mother, Teri carries Edie wherever she goes in her customized backpack strapped to her stomach.
She also feeds Edie every four hours.
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