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NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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The F-B-I is set to offer big bucks for a break in the Olympic Park bombing investigation.
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And the Bedford County Sheriff's Department says there's been an explosion at the Rubatex plant.
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TALENT=Patrick
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After a quick moving clipper system last night, skies have cleared and a warming trend is on the way for the rest of the week. All your weather, plus a look at NFL action yesterday, including an impressive Panthers' win on the road.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Stick around, the news is next.

Rubatex


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net h
GRAPHIC=rubatex


There has been an explosion and subsequent fire at the Rubatex plant down the street.
Numerous county emergency crews have been dispatched to the Waltex
(wall-TEX) division of the foam and rubber products company.


Rescue personnel say "everyone's been accounted for".
A person at Rubatex confirmed that an "incident" has taken place at Waltex, and the company- fire brigade has been dispatched.
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There was another fire at the Waltex plant back in May where a compound used to make foam rubber ignited.
The building's sprinkler system extinguished the blaze, but heavy smoke filled the structure.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


We have a crew at the plant and we'll bring you more information as it becomes available.

VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-99
GRAPHIC=VMI


Four woman have been accepted by Virginia Military Institute, so far, and a Highland County teenager is one of them.
SS=Jolin, Jennifer


Jennifer Jolin told News 7 her application was accepted and she plans to enroll.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/November 15;


The 17- year- old Highland High School senior turned in her application while touring V-M-I last month.
She also applied to James Madison and The University of Virginia but decided V-M-I would be her best choice.
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((JENNIFER JOLIN/HIGHLAND HS SENIOR: ACTUALLY I FEEL LIKE I NEED A REAL DISCIPLINED ATMOSPHERE AND THIS IS ABOUT AS DISCIPLINED AS I CAN GET. WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE DISCIPLINE YOU LIKE? IT'LL KEEP ME FOCUSED. I WANT TO GO INTO MEDICINE AND HOPEFULLY BE A DOCTOR SOMEDAY AND THIS WILL DEFINITELY HELP.))
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The Monterey native is one of four women accepted through the early admissions process.
15 females have applied overall.
School officials say they would like to have at least 30 women enrolled in the fall.
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Abduction


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-100
GRAPHIC=None


Henry County authorities are offering close to four-thousand dollars to anyone with information about a robbery of a Henry County family.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./November 19;


The Fernandez family was robbed at gunpoint inside their Axton home on Route 614, last month.
The Henry County Sheriff's Department has little to go on.
The robber was wearing a ski mask when he forced his way in, tied the family up and placed pillow cases over their heads.
After searching the residence, the suspect forced Mrs. Fernandez to empty the safe at the couple's convenience store-- a couple of miles away.
Nearly three- thousand dollars is being offered for information.
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((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:IF THERE'S ANYTHING ANYBODY KNOWS, PLEASE STEP FORWARD, YOU CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS, THERE'S 2,750- DOLLARS REWARD MONEY THAT'S AVAILABLE FOR THE PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS, THE IDENTITY, AND ALSO SEEING THAT THEY'RE CHARGED AND CONVICTED IN A COURT. ))
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The incident has alarmed residents in the Axton community.
The Sheriff's department recently met with residents to offer tips about setting up a neighborhood watch program.
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Hostages


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


After more than a month as hostages, three Red cross workers, including one American, have been freed by Sudanese rebels.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Nairobi, Kenya;


New Mexico Congressman Bill Richardson negotiated the release with a rebel leader, exchanging five tons of rice, nine radios, and four jeeps.
Even after suffering physical and psychological abuse, the American hostage said he never doubted he'd be freed.
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IN Q=

((JOHN EARLY/FREED HOSTAGE: ONE THING I TOLD MY CREW AMERICANS IN TROUBLE, WE ALWAYS GET OUR PEOPLE OUT? AMERICANS WILL COME AND GET US AND THEY DID. ))
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The aid workers were captured November first.
Originally their captors were seeking 100 million dollars.
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SERBIA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=bosnia


Tens of Thousands of anti-government protestors are more determined than ever to fight for democracy.
They lost a court ruling yesterday leaving Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic in power.
Protestors say he robbed them of an election victory and they vow to keep protesting until he steps down.
Mark Phillips has more.
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KOREAN-DEFECTORS


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


A family of sixteen North Korean defectors arrived in Seoul today ending an 18-hundred mile trek to freedom.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Seoul, South Korea;

7:01:58
The family is the largest known group of escapees from the North since the Korean War in the fifties.
The family members flew into Seoul today after crossing the border through China and Hong Kong on a journey that took them 45 days.
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SIMPSON


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


One of O-J Simpson's most vocal accusers is set to take the witness stand.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA/Friday;

4:21;07-world wrap
Fred Goldman, the father of murder victim Ron Goldman, will be the last witness for the plaintiffs at Simpson's civil trial.
His testimony, like that of other family members, is intended to help jurors decide how much money Simpson should pay if he is found responsible for the killings.
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Leaky


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


World renowned archeologist Mary Leaky died this morning.
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VO-NAT 10:07:36
SUPER=@file


She and her late husband, Louis, helped pinpoint the evolution theory of man to some three and a half million years ago in Africa, much earlier than previously thought.
The cause of her death was not given, but her son said she died peacefully.
Leaky was 83- years -old.
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OLYMPICS-REWARD


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=olympic bombing


If you know who planted the pipe bomb in Olympic Park in Atlanta this summer, it could be worth half a million dollars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atlanta/July;


The F-B-I plans to hold a news conference today to offer a reward for information about the bombing.
Agents will also show the reconstructed knapsack that held the pipe bomb and play the 9-1-1 warning call.
One person died and more than 100 were injured by the explosion.
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NE-WEATHER


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


For tens of thousands in New England, it's another day without electricity, thanks to back to back storms.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Billerica, MA;

4:27:28
One socked the region with wet, heavy snow Friday.
Then a storm on Saturday dumped up to 18 inches of NEW snow.
The storms are so far blamed for four deaths.
At the height of the storm nearly six-hundred thousand homes in 4 states were without power, that number has now been reduced to about half that number.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
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When the newscast continues,
A look at the positives for local merchants, that result from Virginia Tech's bowl bid.
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VO-NAT


And,
A run- down Radford landmark may be saved, and used as Museum for local history.
But first, let's check in with Patrick.
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Talent=Patrick

Wx-Tease music up full comm1

Tech-Bowl


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-90
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


The Virginia Tech Hokies are going Orange and that means good things for local retailers.
Sporting goods stores are bracing for a rush of shoppers looking for Orange Bowl memorabilia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./December 1995;


Management at Legends in Tanglewood Mall says if last year is any indication they won't be able to keep the tee-shirts and sweats in stock.
A good football season for state schools makes the holiday shopping season even crazier.
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((MARK CHRISLEY/LEGENDS: LAST YEAR WAS GREAT I TELL YOU WHAT. IT MADE THE TECH SHIRT SALES DOUBLE. WE GOT T-SHIRTS AND POLO SHIRTS AND THEY WENT FLYING OUT THE DOOR.))
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; Quick!!!


Virginia Tech Orange Bowl merchandise is not in yet, but Chrisley says a shipment should be in at the end of the week.
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Glencoe


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-97
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A face lift is doing wonders for a Radford landmark.
A public-private partnership is making the renovation of Glencoe a reality.
Denise Allen takes a look at the history of The Wharton House.
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(( Glencoe is affectionately known by Radford residents as The Wharton House.
Brigadier General Gabriel Wharton built it in 1870 on land obtained from is father-in-law, Radford's founder.
Wharton was instrumental in the Radford's early industrial development.
He also helped create the state's Agriculture and Mechanical College, which is now Virginia Tech.
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((BUD JEFFRIES/RADFORD HERITAGE FOUNDATION: IT'S THE KEY TO OUR HERITAGE. BUT IT ALSO IS LOOKING TO THE FUTURE--WHAT WE CAN DO FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, USING THIS PLACE AS A SHOW PLACE AS WELL AS AN INFORMATION CENTER FOR TOURISM.))
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Kollmorgen Motion Technologies Group has owned the property since 1983.
Radford's mayor saw the need for a museum to house the area's history and approached the company with an idea.
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((TOM STARNES/RADFORD MAYOR: MY WIFE AND I WERE VISITING SEVERAL MUSEUMS OUT WEST AND I CAME UP WITH THE IDEA THAT WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING TO PRESERVE OUR HISTORY NOT LET THESE THINGS DISAPPEAR.))
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((MARK PETTY/KOLLMORGEN TECHNOLOGIES GROUP: WE HAVE OVER 800 PEOPLE HERE WORKING IN THE COMMUNITY SO THE COMMUNITY IS VERY VERY IMPORTANT TO US AND HAVING A MUSEUM IN RADFORD WILL HELP THE CITY.))
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Kollmorgen donated the property and the city of Radford is footing the bill for the renovations.
The Radford Heritage Foundation will oversee the project.
One of the first jobs is repairing the roof, then the work moves inside where many of the original fixtures still remain.
The foundation wants the house restored to its original state, so it will be some time before the doors are opened to tourists.
Denise Allen News 7.))
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Later on in the newscast,
Competition for local phone service is around the corner for Bell Atlantic.
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VO-NAT


And,
Barbie and Ken put on their best outfits-- all in the name of charity.
Stay with us.
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Phone-Service


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 96-95
GRAPHIC=Bell Atlantic


Competition may be just over the horizon for one of the largest phone companies in our area.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Recent changes in the federal Telecommunications Act have opened the door for competition on Bell Atlantic's telephone exchange.
And two companies have made applications to Roanoke City Council.
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((JIM GILLIS/KMC TELECOM: INITIALLY, WE'LL TARGET THE BUSINESS CUSTOMERS AND I THINK AS THE BUSINESS AND THE TECHNOLOGY EVOLVES IT WILL REACH OUT INTO THE RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY, BUT I THINK THAT'S DOWN THE ROAD FOUR OR FIVE YEARS.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Council has given its preliminary approval to the companies, but will vote again later this month.

Stock-Market


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#none
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Last Friday the Dow Jones Industrial Average took a pretty big tumble.
Traders were reacting to comments by Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan.
Greenspan spooked the markets by publicly wondering if they are overvalued.
Stocks have made up a lot of the ground they lost Friday.
But it does raise the question, how much longer will Wall Street's winning streak last? 2-shot
Joining us is George Brammer (BRAM-errr), a stockbroker from A-G Edwards.
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(QUESTIONS:


1) GREENSPAN'S COMMENTS AFFECTED MARKETS ALL OVER THE WORLD. SHOULD HE BE MORE CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT HE SAYS?
2) THE MARKET SEEMS SO UNSTABLE, ARE WE READY TO SEE THE BOTTOM FALL OUT?
3) SENATOR TRENT LOTT ASKED GREENSPAN TO LOWER INTEREST RATES TO HELP THE FINANCIAL MARKETS. WOULD THAT BE A WISE MOVE?
) WEATHER
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Common-Sense


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


Finding the perfect gift for a friend of loved one is not always easy.
In this week's edition of Common Sense, Len Besthoff presents some valuable ideas.
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((So it's the holiday time and season and I bet you've got one of those friends or relatives that's just impossible to find the right gift for. Well here at Common Sense we may have a solution for you. How about buying that friend or relative shares of a stock or mutual fund? Dave Cissel with Financial Solutions has some ideas.))
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((DAVE CISSEL/FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS: THIS IS ESPECIALLY GOOD FOR CHILDREN. NOW IT MAY NOT BE AS EXCITING AS SEEING A BIKE UNDER A TREE, BUT IT'S THE TYPE OF GIFT THAT'S GOING TO GROW OVER THE YEARS. AND TO DO THAT YOU NEED TO SET UP AN ACCOUNT ESPECIALLY FOR IT CALLED AN UTMAR, UNIFORM TRANSFER TO MINORS ACT. ))
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((And here's some more good news about the mutual funds, some can be started with as little as 50- dollars. And there are mutual funds that are actually specifically designed for kids. So ask your financial advisor about that. That's 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
GRAPHIC=stocks


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 32 points.
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SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


When we return.
The Virginia Tech Hokies got their bowl bid yesterday-- And they are set to take on one of the toughest programs in the country.
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VO-NAT


And,
The Redskins played Tampa Bay-- with first place in the N-F-C East on the line.
All your sports highlights when we continue.
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Tech


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net (edit of tf96-2)
GRAPHIC=va tech football


The Hokies are headed for warmer turf.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg


Virginia Tech will play their first-ever Orange Bowl against football power Nebraska in Miami New Year's Eve. The Cornhuskers have won back-to back national championships.
Hokies Coach Frank Beamer says he's honored to be playing Nebraska.
That's because few fans rank the Hokies next to the Cornhuskers.
The ten-and-one Hokies are ranked tenth.
Nebraska ended the season ranked sixth.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=uva


The Virginia Cavaliers will play Miami in the Carquest Bowl December 27th.

Panthers


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of FB96-3)
GRAPHIC=Panthers/Niners


The Carolina Panthers became the first expansion team ever to clinch a spot on the N-F-L playoffs.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/FOX Sports;


In the first quarter Kerry Collins hooks up with Wesley Walls on the five yard touchdown pass giving Carolina the 7 to nothing lead.
San Francisco scored in the second quarter when Steve Young goes to the air and hits Terrell Owens.
He slips two tackles and scores from 46 yards out to make it 17 to 14 Panthers.
Collins added to the Carolina lead SUPER=30-Carolina/30/San

Francisco/24/;in the second quarter when he hits Willie Green on the 20 yard touchdown pass and the Panthers beat the Niners for the second time this year 30 to 24.
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Skins


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of RS96-1)
GRAPHIC=Redskins/Bucs


Tampa Bay had its best rushing game this season as it beat the Redskins 24 to 10.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Tampa, FL/FOX Sports; :


After the Redskins turned it over Trent Difler puts the ball into the air and Jackie Harris pulls in the 22 yard touchdown pass giving the Bucs a 7 to nothing lead in the first quarter.
Washington's Scott Blanton added this 29 yard field goal in the second quarter and the Bucs led 13 to 3 at the half.
Washington scored with more than SUPER=30-Tampa Bay/24/Washington/10/;two

minutes left in the game, but Tampa Bay wins it 24 to 10.
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Barbie-Auction


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


What do Cartier, Louis Viutton, Tod Oldham and other world famous fashion designers have in common?
They've all created exquisite fashions, jewelry, and other accessories
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Beverly Hills, CA;

for Barbie and Ken.
The Barbie fashions were modeled yesterday on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.
The one-of-a- kind Dolls, were auctioned off.
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