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NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Beth
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The man who made threatening, obscene phone calls to numerous young girls in this area will now spend 62 years behind bars.
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And Danville police are trying to find out what happened to an elderly couple found dead in their home yesterday.
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TALENT=Patrick


The cold air is here to visit for the Thanksgiving Holiday, and sunshine should last long enough to brighten the Tech/UVa game Friday. All that, plus UVa's basketball team will play in the Maui Invitational Title Game.
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CIA-SPY


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#none
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A C-I-A employee is pleading innocent to charges that he spied for Russia.
Harold Nicholson waived his right to a speedy trial.
A federal judge approved a gag order to stop government officials from making public statements about the espionage case at the request of Nicholson's attorneys.
The trial is set for March.

NK-SPY


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


An American missionary accused of being a spy by North Korea is on his way home today.
Evan Hunsiker has been held by the North Koreans for the past three months.
Early this morning he arrived at an air base in Japan.
Bary Peterson has the story.
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SUPER=01-Bill Richardson/(D) New Mexico; :59
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(( Hunziker knew the three month ordeal was ending when the US Air Force jet roared away from North Korea's capital.
He looked healthy and his spirits were so good he turned the video camera on New Mexico Congressman Bill Richardson and the other men who negotiated his release.
The North Koreans - suddenly being nice - cleared the American jet to fly through restricted North Korean airspace and in short order the plane landed at a US air base near Tokyo.
Following the congressman out of the plane..he was clearly in good condition. Before heading for a routine check at a military hospital, he shared a victory salute with the congressman. By some reports..he slipped across a river into North Korea to bring his Christian beliefs to one of the world's last communist states.
Congressman Richardson admitted that money changed hands - about five thousand dollars - but paid, he said, to cover expenses for time Hunziker was held in a hotel. The Americans refused to pay a fine demanded by the North Koreans..and rejected accusations that Hunziker was a spy.

(SOT: CONGRESSMAN BILL RICHARDSON/NEW MEXICO)

I THINK HE IS A GOOD YOUNG MAN. HE IS 27 YEARS OLD. I DON'T BELIEVE SOME OF THE ALLEGATIONS THAT HE WAS INVOLVED IN ESPIONAGE AT ALL FOR ANYBODY. LET'S JUST SAY HE TRIED TO BE A TOURIST A LITTLE BIT TOO MUCH.
ALL THIS WAS A FRIENDLY GESTURE TOWARD THE UNITED STATES. AND MAYBE MORE...THE FIRST SIGN THAT NORTH KOREA'S LONG AND DANGEROUS ISOLATION IS BEGINNING TO END.
Barry Peterson, CBS, TOKYO. ))

Bosnia-Troops


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=bosnia


Some U.S. Soldiers from Virginia are headed to Bosnia.
The Pentagon has notified a National Guard and Reserve unit based in Salem and one at Fort Pickett that they'll be replacing the current peacekeepers on duty.
The first units will be moving out after Christmas.
By mid-March the new force should number some 85-hundred troops.
They could be in Bosnia until June of 19-98.

Soering


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-86
GRAPHIC=Jens Soering


Lab findings disappointed (Yens Sir-ings) Jens Soering.
His attorney had hoped the knife would exonerate Soering of the murders of Derek and Nancy Haysom.
But the state lab found no traces of blood.
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Now serving TWO life terms for killing his girlfriend's parents, Soering is due BACK in court in Bedford in two weeks.
His lawyer will argue that a couple of hitchhikers who killed a Roanoke man two days later could have murdered the Haysoms, rather than the German honors student from U-V-a.
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Danville-Bodies


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=NONE


An autopsy scheduled today will hopefully shed new light on the death of an elderly couple.
They were discovered in their Springfield Road home yesterday.
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SUPER=03-Danville;


Police found Jessie and Elizabeth Kendrick dead after their daughter could not get them to answer their door.
Authorities would not say how the Kendricks died but foul play appears to have been a factor.
A back window in the home may have been forced open, and the couple's car was found a few blocks away.
Police did say the two may have been dead for several days before they were discovered,
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P-Obremski


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-82 net-k
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A former honors student who went to college on a Navy Scholarship is on his way to prison.
Michael Obremski faces 62 years behind bars for making obscene phone calls to young girls.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 10;


The 39- year- old cook says he was just talking to them, when he made the calls from the pay phone outside his motel room.
A police detective let us hear an example of Obremski's calls.
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The prosecutor says that was NOTHING compared to the graphic language Obremski used in the hundreds of calls describing how he planned to defile his victims.
Yesterday in Roanoke, Obremski got an additional 31-years added on to his sentence-- that's on TOP of the 31 and a half years he'll serve in Botetourt and Roanoke Counties.

Simpson


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=simpson


Newly-released phone transcripts detail O-J Simpson's conversations from his cellular phone during the slow-speed Bronco chase in June 19-94.
Simpson had a gun and was distraught, but said he did NOT plan to hurt anyone ELSE.
He also said he wanted to quote, "just go with Nicole."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;


Simpson spent 40 minutes on the stand yesterday before the court recessed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Next week the plaintiffs will call witnesses who may contradict Simpson's testimony about a number of events.
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Hijack


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none

use morning video
Honeymooners witnessed the crash of the hijacked Ethiopian Airlines last Saturday.
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These are the very LAST moments of the plane's flight.
The couple thought the low flying plane was part of an air show for tourists.
At least 120 people died in the crash. About 50 survived and were rescued by people on the beach.
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Clinton


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton, bill


President Clinton is back on home turf.
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SUPER=03-Andrews AFB, MD;


He arrived at Andrews Air Force Base this morning after spending 12 days in the Far East. It was Mr. Clinton's longest trip overseas as President.
SUPER=03-Elmendorf AFB, AK;


Last night, he was cheered by airmen-and-women as he saluted the military and wished them all a Happy Thanksgiving.
Now Mr. Clinton will head to Camp David, Maryland where he'll spend the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Coming up on News 7 at Noon-- we'll go live to an exhibit with photos and artifacts from the Titanic,
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and the Attorney General hopes to add a little "sting" if you sell tobacco to underage smokers.
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Dorms


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=education


Fire could do some real damage to some of Virginia's high-rise dormitories.
An Associated Press investigation shows that 13 high-rise dorms at seven state colleges lack sprinklers in living areas.
And if fire ever breaks out, half are too tall for ladder trucks to reach the top floors.
Effected schools include Radford, Virginia Tech, U-V-A and James Madison.

Alleghany-Jl


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 96-98
GRAPHIC=Regional Jail


Weeks after an a regional jail agreement in the Alleghany Highlands fell apart a new one may be coming together.
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SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;


Officials from Alleghany County, Bath County, and Clifton Forge spent almost two- and- a -half hours in closed session, trying to hammer out a new deal.
State Senator Bo Trumbo, who was there to provide information, inferred that there may be some flexibility in state deadlines for construction.
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((SEN. BO TRUMBO/R-BOTETOURT CO.;THEY'VE GOT AN ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE OF FEBRUARY OF '99, IF YOU GO AND EXPAND ON THAT THEN IT NEEDS TO BE DONE NOW, BUT BY THE SAME TOKEN, WE LIVE IN A WORLD OF VARIABLES, ALL THINGS ARE RELATIVE AND WE'LL GET IT DONE WHEN WE GET IT DONE.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Bo Trumbo/(R) Botetourt Co.
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Officials leaving the meeting would not comment on how things went, but everyone appeared upbeat.
One representative said it was time well spent, and they've taken the first step.
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Radford-Firefighter


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Radford firefighter loses his job and is charged with a D-U-I after an accident involving a fire truck and a police car.
Tommy Long was placed on administrative leave immediately after the accident last Thursday.
Yesterday he was fired.
Radford police chief A-C Earles says the fire truck hit a police car that was parked at another wreck at the intersection of Rock Road and Auburn Avenue.
The accident caused minor damages to the police car and fire truck and no one was injured.
Long had been a firefighter in Radford for more than 20 years.

Kilgore


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Jerry Kilgore


Virginia Public Safety Secretary Jerry Kilgore is stepping down.
Kilgore is expected to announce a bid for Attorney General.
That brings the number of Republicans to four who are interested in running for Attorney General in 19-97.
Kilgore has overseen law enforcement, prisons and natural disasters for Governor George Allen since 19-93.
He's from Scott County.

Kids-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-97
GRAPHIC=James Gilmore


Attorney General Jim Gilmore's fight against the F-D-A's effort to stop kids from smoking-- does not include lax enforcement in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
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Gilmore says it's perfectly legal for law enforcement officers to use children for undercover tobacco buying "sting" operations.
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Loudoun Republican Bill Mims requested the opinion.
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((DEL. BILL MIMS/R-LEESBURG: I HOPE THAT THE OPINION WILL BE USED BY THE LOCAL OFFICIALS IN DECIDING WHETHER THEY LOCALLY WANT TO HAVE THAT SORT OF AN ENFORCEMENT EFFORT. AND OF COURSE, IF AN UNDERAGE PURCHASER DOES WORK WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT, IT WOULD HAVE TO BE WITH THE FULL APPROVAL OF THAT YOUTH'S PARENTS, AND ALSO WITH THE FULL CONSENT OF THE YOUTH AS WELL.))
SUPER=01-Del. Bill Mims/(R) Leesburg;
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OUT Q=as well
Anchor=Beth
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The Virginia Department of Health has just finished its second annual survey of how often illegal sales of tobacco to minors are made.
About 100 youth volunteers tried to purchase tobacco at more than one thousand stores and vending machines around the state.
They were successful in making an illegal purchase 37 percent of the time.

Titanic


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=WTKR
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


An exhibit of items recovered from the wreck of the Titanic opens today at the Nauticus Maritime Center in Norfolk.
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Jan Callaghan is in Norfolk at the exhibit.
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SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Coming up next on the broadcast-
MADD says Virginia's fight against drunk driving is good, but more can be done.
Expect more sobriety checkpoints this holiday season,
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also expect lots of traffic since today is the busiest travel day of the year.
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Lottery


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Virginia Lottery


A Salem couple became the state's latest millionaires.
James and Martha Richards claimed the second half of last Wednesday's eight-point- seven million dollar jackpot.
The Richards bought the winning ticket at C-J's Market on Chestnut Street in Salem.
The store gets five-thousand dollars for selling the winning ticket.
The Richards got their first of 19 payments yesterday for 149-thousand dollars, after taxes.
An Alexandria Couple won the other half of the prize.

Travel


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Thanksgiving


Today is the most heavily traveled day of the year and higher gasoline prices are not keeping holiday travelers off the road.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dallas, TX;


Triple A predicts that 32 million, a record number of Americans will, be traveling over this long Thanksgiving weekend, most of them by car.
About 6 million of those will be traveling by plane, train or bus.
The heavy traffic comes even with gasoline prices an average of 15 cents a gallon higher than they were a year ago.
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Checkpoint


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-92
GRAPHIC=DUICheckpoints


Mothers Against Drunk Drivers... says the Commonwealth is doing pretty well in the fight against drinking and driving.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Yesterday at a press conference, MADD gave Virginia a "B" grade... but for the nation as a whole... the rating was only a "C"
Despite being better than average in the Commonwealth, officials believe more can be done.
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((BRENDA ALTMAN/MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVERS: OUR STATE HAS MADE GREAT STRIDES IN COMBATTING IMPAIRED DRIVING. WE HAVE COME A LONG WAY. BUT THERE IS ALWAYS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. ))
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One way to improve... according to Altman... is to increase the number of sobriety checkpoints.
She got some help yesterday from 15 local law enforcement agencies.
They teamed up for the first of many holiday season D- U- I stops.
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((1ST SERGEANT JOE PETERS/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: OUR GOAL IS BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF THE YEAR THROUGH NEW YEARS IS TO HAVE SEVERAL SOBRIETY CHECK POINTS THROUGHOUT OUR DISTRICT.))
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Peters says the day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel times of the year.
He's urging motorists to drive defensively.
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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 DOWN 30 points.
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SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


News 7 sports is coming up next- we'll tell you what bowl U-V-A's football team is heading to,
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and it looks like the hoops season is shaping up nicely as the Cavs win a big upset last night-- that gives them the chance for a tournament win.
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Hoops


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-2
GRAPHIC=UVa


U-V-A's men's basketball team..was trying to keep cool both on and off of the court in Hawaii in the Maui Invitational. Last night the Cavaliers topped Atlantic 10 power Massachusetts 75-68.
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SUPER=03-Maui, HI/ESPN; :00


Senior Jamal Robinson...is the sole benefactor off the UVa break..he finishes with the slam. 60-40 UVa with 7:20 left in the game.
His back court mate and former Patrick Henry standout Curtis Staples scores
his 11th point on the night. SUPER=33-Virginia/75/Massachusetts/68;


Carmelo Travieso tries to bring the Minutemen back, but Virginia advances to the Maui title game with the 75-68 win.
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((HAROLD DEANE/SCORED 13 POINTS: IT'S GOOD WHEN YOU CAN HAVE MORE THAN ONE GUY HAVING THE BALL BECAUSE WE CAN ATTACK FROM DIFFERENT AREAS. COURTNEY'S GOOD IN THE DRIBBLE ALONG WITH CURT AND MYSELF AND JAMAL AND YOU KNOW IT'S GOOD WE CAN COME OUT TOGETHER AND DO THINGS BECAUSE WE ARE MORE EFFECTIVE AS A TEAM. ))
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Hornets


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-19
GRAPHIC=Hornets


The Charlotte Hornets took the hard wood against the defending champs from
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Sonics vs. Hornets; :00


How about the big battle inside. The Super Sonics' Sam Perkins, the former Carolina Tarheel, goes over Anthony Mason for the bucket.
Charlotte seems to have decent inside/outside punch this season with Dave Cowen at the helm.
SUPER=32-Charlotte/97/Seattle/89;

Watch former Virginia Tech sharp shooter Dell Curry do what he does best from the corner...nothing but nylon.
Charlotte goes on to beat Seattle by 8.
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UT


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-21
GRAPHIC=Tennessee


On to the women's side where last night marked a special occasion for the Lady Volunteers of Tennessee.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Knoxville, TN; :00


Pat Summitt and her Lady Vols proudly watched as their 19-95 N-C-double-A championship banner was raised into the rafters before tip off of U-T's game with Wisconsin Green Bay.
The defending national champs would go on to dominate the contest winning 71 to 36.
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UVA


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VF96-2
GRAPHIC=Carquest bowl


Virginia's win over North Carolina won them an invitation to play in the 6th annual Carquest Bowl December 27th.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Fort Lauderdale, FL/1994; :00


Tiki and Ronde Barber, along with the rest of the Cavaliers are making their second trip to pro Player Park, which was Joe Robbie back then.
Virginia lost to Boston College on 31-13 on that day back in 1994. The Cavs will most likely meet the loser of the Miami/Syracuse game this weekend,
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;

but Carquest Bowl officials said yesterday, that they are also going to take a
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