12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
SS=None
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VO-NAT


14 people are dead after two planes collided on the ground last night.
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Norfolk Southern did NOT fare well in a Philadelphia federal court yesterday.
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TALENT=Patrick
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TALENT=Melanie
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Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-86
GRAPHIC=Rail Merger


Norfolk Southern lost round one of the Rail Merger war in Philadelphia federal court yesterday.
But N-S is hoping to take away a victory in today's battle.
Len Besthoff explains.
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SUPER=@File; :00
SUPER=@Len1; :13
SUPER=01-Thomas Hoppin/CSX Spokesperson; :39
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA; :47 quick
SUPER=01-Steve Rothschild/Norfolk Southern Attorney; :53
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Mark-Lilly


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-87
GRAPHIC=Mark Lilly


"The world would be a better place if it were populated by the likes of Alexander Defillipis."
Those words came from Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Ray Grubbs before he sentenced Mark Lilly-- one of three men who played a role in the killing of Defillipis, a Virginia Tech student, last year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Lilly was sentenced to serve 49 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to eight charges including second degree murder, carjacking and abduction.
Some of his relatives testified yesterday that the 21- year- old suffered a number of setbacks as a child including child neglect.
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SOT 6:13:09 Lilly tape 1
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((PHYLLIS COMBER/LILLY'S AUNT: I HAVE NEVER SEEN KIDS THAT DIDN'T GET A HUG OR A KISS OR SAT ON THEIR PARENTS LAP FROM EITHER OF THEIR PARENTS. ))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Last Month;


As the triggerman in the Defillipis murder, Mark's older brother, Ben Lilly, was sentenced to death.
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Hibbs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-82
GRAPHIC=Jason Hibbs


A plea change brought the trial of Jason Hibbs to an abrupt end yesterday.
He is now pleading guilty to murder and abduction.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;


The 20- year- old Wythe County man was on trial for the death of Ricky Lee Coleman.
Hibbs said he punched Coleman after the 17- year- old got drunk and destructive at his house last January. Hibbs testified he and two friends later stuffed the moaning teenager in the trunk of a car, drove him to a remote road and dumped him over a creek bank. Coleman died from a combination of the alcohol and exposure.
Hibbs testified he thought Coleman would sober up and go home, and said he was sorry that he died.
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SUPER=01-Keith Blankenship/Wythe Co. Assistant Prosecutor;
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VO-NAT


Hibbs faces life plus 20 years in prison. Two other defendants, Eric Ball and Eric Wimmer, are still awaiting their trials.
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Mize


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-84
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A jury is being selected in Campbell County for the murder trial of 17- year- old Lewis Tray Mize.
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RUNS=:06
OUT Q=reason of insanity.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.


Mize's lawyer says his client was insane the night he shot and killed his neighbor, Roger Vassar, Junior last January.
Mize also shot himself in the jaw that same night.
He only recently was declared competent to stand trial.
Both sides have summoned several psychiatrists to testify about Mize's mental condition.
He had claimed earlier he heard the voices of God and the devil.
Mize's trial is expected to last three days.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


The Campbell County jail has Mize on a suicide watch. Authorities say he apparently tried to kill himself yesterday by eating facial creme.

PLANE-CRASH


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


The grim task has begun in Quincy, Illinois of recovering the 14 bodies from last night's fiery airplane collision.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Quincy, IL;


The accident happened when a United Express commuter plane coming in for a landing struck a smaller plane that was taking off.
N-T-S-B investigators arrived on the scene early this morning.
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na064 (( GEORGE BLACK/NTSB:. ))
SUPER=01-George Black/NTSB;
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OUT Q=go right now.
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VO-NAT


Investigators have found the cockpit voice recorder from the commuter plane.
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TOWER-FIRE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=fire


Nearly 70 people were injured today and one firefighter killed when fire broke out in a high-rise office building in Hong Kong.
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VO-NAT


The fire started on the lower floors and quickly spread up the elevator shaft.
A smoke filled stairway trapped about a dozen people on the 11th floor and firefighters deployed ladders to try to bring them to safety.
One man jumped to escape the flames, others victims were lifted to safety by helicopter.
Some 150 firefighters responded to fight the blaze.
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Clinton-Bomb


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton, bill


A second bomb has been discovered in the Philippines where President Clinton and other leaders will meet next week.
A bomb was found in an unattended travel bag in the arrival area of the Manila airport.
That bomb was discovered hours after a pipe bomb was found at the former U-S naval base where 18 leaders will meet Monday for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.
There are conflicting reports that the second bomb was part of a drill.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Canberra, Australia;

10:04:45
President Clinton, meantime is still in Australia.
Earlier today he addressed a joint session of parliament, and reaffirmed Washington's commitment to the Asia-Pacific region.
He also could not avoid questions about White House ethics.
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10:03:12 ((ONE OF THE THINGS I WOULD URGE YOU TO DO, REMEMBERING WHAT HAPPENED TO MR JEWEL IN ATLANTA, REMEMBERING WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO SO MANY OF THE ACCUSATIONS OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS MADE AGAINST ME THAT TURNED OUT TO BE TOTALLY BASELESS. ))
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OUT Q=totally baseless.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sydney;

10:07:27
The President then headed to Sydney for a little sightseeing cruise.
He arrives in Manila on Saturday.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Still to come on the newscast,
Another person falls ill to Legionnaire's disease.
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VO-NAT


And Henry County authorities are still looking for the suspect in a bizarre robbery.
But first, let's check in with Patrick.
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Talent=Patrick

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NW-WEATHER


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


The death toll continues to climb in the Northwest from a fierce storm that's brought heavy snow to Washington and heavy rains to Oregon.
The storm is so far blamed for at least seven deaths.
Manuel Gallegus files this report.
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SUPER=03-Douglas Co., OR; :00
SUPER=03-Portland, OR; :27
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA; :44
SUPER=03-Butte, MT; 1:04
SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:11 (SU)
RUNS=1:26
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((
FROM HEAVY SNOWFALL... TO RAIN... TO MUDSLIDES... RESIDENTS IN THE NORTHWEST ARE GETTING HIT FROM ALL SIDES... AND THE CONSEQUENCES HAVE BEEN MESSY AND IN SOME INSTANCES DEADLY.
NEAR HUBBARD CREEK IN SOUTHERN OREGON A LANDSLIDE BURIED A RURAL HOME... A MAN AND THREE WOMEN WERE KILLED...TWO CHILDREN ESCAPED. HUNDREDS OF OTHERS HAD TO BE EVACUATED...
"We moved out what we wanted to save, and raised the rest up in the air."
FURTHER NORTH IN PORTLAND, WET HEAVY SNOW TURNED TO NON- STOP RAIN THAT FLOODED CREEKS AND RIVERS..AND LEFT THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES WITHOUT POWER.. AND THERE WERE COUNTLESS OTHER HASSLES.. LIKE HAVING YOUR ENGINE DIE IN THE MIDDLE OF AN INTERSECTION.
MAN: "I got in there and I couldn t get out."
IN SEATTLE, THE STORM TURNED INTO A FULL-FLEDGED BLIZZARD. AT SEATAC AIRPORT WHILE AIRPLANES WERE DE-ICED FOR TAKE-OFF, DELAYED PASSENGERS WANDERED THE TERMINAL.
TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE LOST POWER IN SEATTLE TOO.. ALTHOUGH THERE WAS NO THREAT OF FOREST FIRE AS WORKERS DECIDED THE BEST WAY TO REPAIR DOWNED POWER LINES.
EVEN IN MONTANA, WHERE SNOW IS NO SURPRISE RESIDENTS TREADED GINGERLY THROUGH THE ICY STREETS.
THIS IS RIDICULOUS SAID ONE OREGON RESIDENT AS HE EVACUATED HIS HOUSE FOR THE SECOND TIME IN TWO YEARS... WINTER STORM WARNINGS REMAIN IN PLACE FOR MUCH OF THE NORTHWEST... AND IT S NOT EVEN THANKSGIVING YET. MANUEL GALLEGUS CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))


Axton-Robbery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=None


Henry County authorities are still on the look out for a masked gunman who allegedly held a family hostage inside their Axton home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


It all happened around Nine Monday night at the home of Adolfo and Marsha Fernandez on Route 614.
Authorities say the suspect entered the home, tied the family up and placed pillow cases over their heads.
Later, the suspect allegedly forced Marsha Fernandez to drive to the Rock House-- a convenience store the couple owns about a half-mile away.
After emptying the safe, Fernandez says she was forced to drive to a nearby intersection.
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12:18:18
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IN Q=He fled

((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:HE FLED THE VEHICLE ON FOOT, FROM THAT POINT, WE DON'T KNOW WHERE HE WENT TO, WE DON'T KNOW WHETHER HE WAS SOLO, WHETHER HE HAD A PARTNER OR PARTNERS.))
SUPER=01-Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Department; :00
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Authorities believe the suspect may be connected to an armed robbery earlier this year at nearby Grogan's Grocery.
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Legionnaire's


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#net (edit of 96-83)
GRAPHIC=Legionnaires


Doctors at Lynchburg General confirmed that a man admitted to the hospital late last month had contracted the legionnaires disease.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Health officials say there's "no" connection with the recent Christiansburg outbreak, but warn these isolated cases can occur anywhere.
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((DR. JOANNA HARRIS/LYNCHBURG HEALTH DEPT.: TODAY WE'VE HAD SOME CALLS FROM FOLKS, YES, WHO ARE CONCERNED AND WORRIED ABOUT THEIR COOLING TOWERS, AND OF COURSE PEOPLE NEED TO HAVE THOSE CLEANED PERIODICALLY AND USE A BIOCIDE IN THEM TO KILL ANY ORGANISMS.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Joanna Harris/Lynchburg Health Department; :00
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OUT Q=kill any organisms.
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VO-NAT


Harris says the Legionnaires bacteria is carried in contaminated water vapor, like mist from hot tubs or air conditioners.
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Cheerleader-Mom


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


One of the two cheerleader moms who got into a scuffle at a practice in September was convicted yesterday of misdemeanor assault and battery.
Karen Reamey said she'll appeal, even though her fine was only two dollars.
An identical charge against the other woman, Darlene Berryman, was dismissed.
The fight occurred outside Rustburg Middle School when Berryman spoke to Reamey's daughter about a snack.

Airport


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=roanoke regional airport


Air freight is soaring at the Roanoke Regional Airport, and today officials celebrated the start of construction on a new, multi- million dollar cargo ramp.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The heavy equipment is already moving dirt for the project.
The new ramp will provide parking positions for five aircraft and a de-icing station.
In the last five years, air freight activity at the Roanoke Regional Airport has more than doubled.
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IN Q=With Tweeds

((BOB JOHNSON/AIRPORT COMMISSION CHAIRMAN: WITH TWEEDS, HANOVER DIRECT, ORVIS, WE SEEM TO BECOME A DESTINATION LOCATION FOR FACILITIES OF THIS NATURE. UNITED STATE POSTAL SERVICE IS A LARGE USER HERE. AND TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, WE ARE RESTRICTED BY THE SPACE WE HAVE HERE, SO WE HAVE TO WORK SMARTER.))
SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Airport Commission Chairman;
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OUT Q=work smarter.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


A combination of federal, state and local funds will pay for the eight and a half million dollar project.
The new ramp should be completed by the middle of 19-98.
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SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Up next,
A new study shows which minivan best protects passengers in a head on crash test.
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VO-NAT


And,
A Roanoke School bus crashes to an unexpected stop on the way home from school.
Stick around.
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Vinton-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net (edit of 96-90)
GRAPHIC=None


Vinton town council was talking trash last night--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton;


Members voted four to one in favor of allowing the Roanoke Valley Resource Authority to compete for the right to provide commercial waste collection.
Only one councilman voted against the resolution.
Joe Bush says he fears Vinton's taxpayers would end up picking up the tab for the resource authority.
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((JOE BUSH/VINTON TOWN COUNCILMAN: I'M IN FAVOR OF THE R.V.R.A. DOING WHATEVER THEY HAVE TO DO TO PAY THE BILLS THAT THEY HAVE TO PAY. I'M NOT IN FAVOR OF GIVING PEOPLE CARTE BLANCHE TO GO DO WHATEVER THEY WANT TO DO, IRRESPECTIVE OF WHAT IT'S GOING TO COST THEM. ))
SUPER=01-Joe Bush/Vinton Town Councilman;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=going to cost them
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The Resource Authority has been losing revenue at the Smith Gap Landfill.
Some private trash collectors transport garbage out-of-state instead.
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TALENT=Melanie
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But before the authority could actually haul trash, it would have to hold additional public hearings.

County-Supers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jda
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=roanoke county seal


The Roanoke County Supervisors have denied a half million dollar claim that followed a high speed chase and a fatal car accident in April.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./April 2;


Lori Mason, Thomas Faucher (FOE-shur) Junior, and their young daughter Joleen were killed when two cars collided at the intersection of Williamson and Plantation Roads.
Scott Allman was fleeing from county police when the accident happened.
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Anchor=Melanie
SS=hold


County officials have reviewed the case and say they believe the responsibility rests with Allman. The decision by the board clears the way for the family to press its claim in court.

Henry-Street


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-85
GRAPHIC=None


A Roanoke charity group is trying to work with its neighbors.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Yesterday the former Henry Street Music Center was christened the Dumas Hotel Music Center.
Total Action Against Poverty officials re- named it in honor of the neighborhood landmark and the black community.
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SOT 15:18:49
IN Q=I think symbolism

((MARTIN JEFFREY/TOTAL ACTION AGAINST POVERTY: I THINK SYMBOLISM PLAYS AN ENORMOUS ROLE IN THE LIFE OF OUR COMMUNITY ))
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Total Action Against Poverty;
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OUT Q=of our community
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VO-NAT


Next month, TAP will host an annual fundraiser for the center.
Close to one million dollars is needed to complete the renovation.
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School-Bus-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=Accident


Some Roanoke school children made it home yesterday, but not without a little shake up.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Their bus was stopped on Peters Creek Road in Roanoke, when a pickup truck crashed into two cars that were stopped behind it.
The impact pushed cars forward, hitting the back of the bus.
No one on the bus was hurt, but five people in the other vehicles, including the pickup driver and a passenger were taken to the hospital.
There's no word on how badly they're hurt.
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MINIVAN-TEST


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


In the aftermath of a crash test, Ford gets the gold star for safest minivan.
An insurance group says the Ford Windstar outperformed eight other vans when it hit a barrier at 40 miles- per- hour.
At the other end of the scale, the poorest performance came from the Pontiac Trans Sport.
The institute says it suffered a massive collapse of its passenger compartment.
WEATHER
SUPER=300-49/50/NW 12mph/29.90f/78/1985/20/1951;
SUPER=301-50/54/V 5mph/29.89f/80/1913/18/1951;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Variable Clouds/Light Winds/34-38/Mostly Cloudy/Rain Possible/48-52;
SUPER=331-Variable Clouds/Light Winds/36-40/Cloudy/Showers Possible/50-54;
SUPER=332-Cloudy/Some Sprinkles/32-36/Cloudy/with Showers/46-50;
SUPER=333-Mostly Cloudy/& Cold/26-30/Mostly Cloudy/Light Rain/42-46;
SUPER=334-Increasing Clouds/Light Rain/30-36/Cloudy/Rain Possible/44-48;
SUPER=X5001;



Stocks


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 25 points.
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SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Sports is next,
Highlights from the Express's match up with the Nailers...
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VO-NAT


And,
Two area high school basketball teams win the right to face each other in the state semifinals.
Stay with us.
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Express


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ICE-96
GRAPHIC=EXPRESS/WHEELING


The Roanoke Express is on a roll in the Roundhouse!
Last night the Wheeling Nailers came to town for their one and only seasonal meeting with the Express and left 5-to-2 losers.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Nailers vs. Express; :00


The Express hit the hardwater hoping to nail down its fourth straight home win.
And they would get on board and often as Ilya Dubkov got the scoring started with this unassisted goal in the first period. Dubkov would add two
assists, and Dave Gagnon came through again in SUPER=38-Wheeling/2/Roanoke/5;

net with 38 saves.
Roanoke is in Knoxville tonight before returning home to host Charlotte on Thursday evening.
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Botetourt


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-1
GRAPHIC=girls state tourney


They're back!!!
The defending state champs from Lord Botetourt have earned a spot in the Group Two-A state semi-finals on Friday by stopping Region-4 champ Marion last night on the Canes home floor.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Marion/Cavaliers vs. Hurricanes; :00


The Hurricanes were fired up as Mike Davidson's team came into the game with an impressive 21-and-3 record.
And early on Leigh Jones will kick the ball back outside to Gretchen Doss who cut Botetourt's lead to three points.
But Sarah Hicks led the Botetourt effort with a game high 21 points.
The Canes would try to stay within striking distance with Amanda Hall draining this 3 point bomb. She would finish with a team high 14.
SUPER=33-Lord Botetourt/69/Marion/53;


But Marion was no match for the defending state champs as Sara Moore turns the Aimee Byrd assist into 2 more as the Cavs advance to the FINAL FOUR to play William Byrd with the 69-to-53 win.
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Hokie-Bird


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tech football


Virginia Tech has suspended another Hokie accused of fighting. But to the coach's relief, this time it's not a player.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The school's mascot, the Hokie Bird, has been suspended for the rest of the season following an incident of FOWL play with the Miami mascot during Saturday's football game.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Spectators told the "Roanoke Times" that the Hokie bird sent the Miami ibis to the ground with a couple of punches in the second half. The Hokie Bird was then dragged from the field by Orange Bowl security.