12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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Lem Tuggle escaped from death row in 19-84, but couldn't escape his death sentence last night in Jarratt.
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And police are looking for a Roanoke teenager suspected of fatally shooting another teen Wednesday night.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Don't go away, News 7 at Noon is next.

Lansdowne-Murder


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-103
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


A Northwest Roanoke teen has been charged with murder.
Now police are trying to track him down.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wednesday Night;


The suspect is wanted for the slaying of 17- year- old Antwan Gray.
Gray was shot in the head Wednesday night in the 24- hundred block of Centre Avenue... next to the Lansdowne public housing community.
Police say they've assigned more officers to the area.
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((LT. DOUG ALLEN/ROANOKE CITY POLICE COPE UNIT: THERE HAS BEEN A STEPPED UP AMOUNT OF PATROL, NOT FROM THE COPE TEAM BUT FROM THE REGULAR PLATOONS. LAST NIGHT, MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THERE WERE 2 PLATOON OFFICERS THAT WERE PUT OUT HERE ON FOOT PATROL. ))
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Authorities say the murder suspect is 17- years- old... and is part of the Outreach Program at the Coyner Springs Juvenile Detention Center.
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Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery


A would-be bank robber tried to make a withdrawal but walked away empty-handed.
Shortly after 10 this morning a man entered NationsBank on Melrose Avenue in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
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Police say the man presented a note to the teller requesting cash.
And he was carrying a handgun.
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((SGT. STAN SMITH/ROANOKE CITY POLICE: SHE TOLD HIM HE DIDN'T HAVE ANY MONEY IN THAT PARTICULAR DRAW. HE LOOKED QUITE CONFUSED AND SO FORTH THEN LEFT OUT THE FRONT DOOR WITHOUT GETTING ANYTHING.))
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VO-NAT


The F-B-I and the Roanoke City Police are looking for the suspect.
Authorities describe him as a black man around six feet tall, 170 to 180 pounds, wearing a heavy coat and knit hat.
If caught he faces charges of attempted robbery and use of a fire arm in commission of a robbery.
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Tuggle


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=NONE


For the second time this week Virginia has put to death a convicted killer.
Lem Tuggle was executed last night for the 1983 rape and murder of Jessie Havens of Smyth County.
One year after that crime, he and five other inmates made national headlines with their escape from death row.
Ellen Qualls has the story of Tuggle's final minutes.
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SUPER=01-Henry Heller/Death Penalty Protester; :53
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TWA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation


The F-B-I today is investigating the sighting of a green flare in the same area off New York where T-W-A Flight 800 exploded.
The crew aboard a Saudi 7-47 reported it yesterday, and there was a similar sighting last month.
Bob Orr has the latest.
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TV-RATINGS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Kids TV


Next week the television industry will unveil a voluntary ratings plan for T-V shows.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


But Motion Picture Association of America President Jack Valenti, who is overseeing the industry's effort, warns that the T-V industry will accept its OWN system for rating programs or no system at all.
He says any other rating system forced upon the industry by Congress will be met with an immediate lawsuit.
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IN Q=

((WE'RE SPECIFYING THIS PROGRAM MAY CONTAIN GRAPHIC VIOLENCE, INTENSE OVERT SEX, COURSE LANGUAGE...IS THAT VAGUE?" ))
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But critics charge the voluntary rating will result in the softest possible ratings for shows-- so as not to scare off advertisers.
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Zoo


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-94
GRAPHIC=Mill Mountain Zoo


There's a new gathering spot at Mill Mountain Zoo-- just in time for holiday celebrations.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Asian pavilion is designed in honor of Roanoke's sister city of Wonju, Korea.
It's the second finished structure in the zoo's new master plan.
Roanoke County paid for the 20 thousand dollar pavilion and the zoo staff built it.
The structure will be used for special events, zoo camp and picnicking.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Still to come on News 7 at Noon--Attorney General Janet Reno considers her future with a second Clinton administration, as the president prepares to name more Cabinet appointments.
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And the little town of Bethlehem is having some big money troubles which threaten its yearly Christmas celebration.
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CABINET


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton


President Clinton has filled two more top administration jobs.
White House officials say he is picking Democratic activist Bill Daley, to be Secretary of Commerce.
And Congressman Bill Richardson is Mr. Clinton's choice for ambassador to the U-N.
The President will make his selections official today at a news conference.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


He's also expected to announce that Janet Reno will stay on as Attorney General.
The two met at the White House last night.
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Puppyland


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sly
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


The multi million dollar libel case against W-S-L-S T-V is over.
The jury decided Channel 10 did NOT libel the owner of a local pet grooming business.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Chris Benson sued the station over a series of reports that alleged he mistreated pets brought to his business Puppyland.
The jury disagreed, however, and the station's general manager contends the verdict is a victory for all media. He says overall he was happy with the station's pursuit of the story.
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((EVERYTHING COULD HAVE BEEN DONE DIFFERENTLY, BUT I'M VERY SATISFIED WITH THE WAY THAT IT WAS DONE.))
SUPER=01-Randy Smith/WSLS-TV General Manager
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OUT Q=it was done.
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Leaving the courthouse Benson could not say whether he regretted filing the ten million dollar lawsuit.
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Stallins


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=Stallins


Penny Stallins hopes to rebuild her life.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Yesterday, the former teacher and amateur golf champion apologized for using illegal drugs.
Stallins was in Salem Circuit Court for sentencing on drug possession charges.
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((PENNY STALLINS/DEFENDANT: I'M VERY REMORSEFUL. I'VE HAD THIS DIRTY LITTLE SECRET, AND I'M TERRIBLY REGRETFUL THAT I'VE USED DRUGS, AND I'VE USED DRUGS WHILE I'VE TAUGHT OTHERS NOT TO USE DRUGS.))
SUPER=01-Penny Stallins/Defendant;
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Penny Stallins


The judge suspended her jail sentence, and ordered community service.
Stallins still faces sentencing in Botetourt County for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

Flu


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-41
GRAPHIC=None


The flu season is definitely here.
It's shut down a couple of schools in Ohio; is forcing hundreds of kids to stay home in Iowa and Indiana and is straining hospitals in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
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And as bad as the chest pains, the sore throat, the runny nose and headache are-- experts say, in terms of numbers-- the worst is yet to come.
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(( DR. KEIJI FUKUDA/CDC: I DON'T THINK WE'VE SEEN THE PEAK YET. I DON'T THINK IT'S POSSIBLE TO PREDICT WHEN WE'LL SEE THE PEAK ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Keiji Fukuda/Centers for Disease Control; :
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Anyone who is not sick now, can still get a flu shot.
But even after the inoculation, there's a two-week window before the protection kicks in.
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Bethlehem


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


Once, there was no room at the inn in Bethlehem.
Now, there's no money in the bank.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bethlehem;

10:09:42
The biblical birthplace of Jesus is financially broke and cannot afford to hold Christmas festivities this year.
Bethlehem's annual Christmas celebrations are attended by thousands of Christians from around the world.
They usually include fireworks, parades, and performances by choirs and bands, as well as a traditional Christmas mass at the Church of the Nativity.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Up next on News 7 at Noon--Patrick checks back in with our weekend forecast.
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and Bath County has a radio station to call its own. That story and more when we return.
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Bath-Radio


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=NONE


A new radio station hit the airwaves in Bath County recently.
After commercial stations did not make it in the area, some folks got together and decided they needed a voice for the mountains.
Jay Moore reports.
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SUPER=03-Bath Co.; :16
SUPER=01-Gibbs Kinderman/WCHG General Manager; :23
SUPER=01-Christopher Wood/Bath Co. H.S. Student; :45
SUPER=01-Jane Lyle/Bath Co. Representative; 1:05
SUPER=@Jay1; 1:25
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((
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((NAT SOUND: YOU'RE LISTENING TO ALLEGHANY MOUNTAIN RADIO. WCHG 107.1 FM, HOT SPRINGS VIRGINIA. YOUR LISTENER SUPPORTED COMMUNITY RADIO STATION.))
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That's music to the ears of those who've worked for three years to get the W-C-H-G up and running.
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((GIBBS KINDERMAN/WCHG GENERAL MANAGER: THIS IS NOT A COMMUNITY THAT CAN AFFORD TO SUPPORT AN ADVERTISED BASED RADIO STATION. IT'S JUST NOT BIG ENOUGH SO IT'S GOING TO BE A LOW BUDGET OPERATION DEPENDING ON A LOT OF VOLUNTEER EFFORT. ))
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OUT Q=of volunteer effort.


In fact, everyone that works at the station is a volunteer.
W-C-H-G is located on the campus of the county high school.
It uses students and eventually the school hopes to work radio classes into its curriculum.
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((CHRISTOPHER WOOD/BATH CO. STUDENT: I LIKE THIS BECAUSE YOU CAN PLAY WHAT YOU WANT TO AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT LOOKS GOOD ON COLLEGE APPLICATIONS AND MIGHT HAVE A FUTURE JOB AS A D-J IN A RADIO STATION AND IT'S PRETTY FUN.))
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OUT Q=it's pretty fun.


The station was built for about 22- thousand dollars.
But what W-C-H-G can provide for the community outweighs the price tag.
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IN Q=We do not

((JANE LYLE/BATH CO. RADIO STATION CHAIRMAN: WE DO NOT HAVE MUCH LOCAL NEWS THAT MAKES THE MEDIA OUTSIDE OF OUR AREA SO IT GIVES LOCAL EVENTS, LOCAL NEWS, AND OUR COMMUNITIES THE SPOTLIGHT ON THE AIR.))
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OUT Q=on the air.


W-C-H-G works with two other stations, one in Monterey, the other in Frost, West Virginia.
That helps the station fill time...until it can get more volunteers.
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IN Q=Right now the

((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: RIGHT NOW THE RADIO STATION IS ON THE AIR ABOUT 16 HOURS A DAY, TWO HOURS LOCALLY. KINDERMAN HOPES TO EXPAND ON THAT IN THE FUTURE. IN BATH COUNTY, JAY MOORE, NEWS 7.))
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Stocks


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 12 points.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Coming up in sports--gearing up for tomorrow's Stagg Bowl football championship.
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Also VMI is looking for a new football coach after a surprise resignation. Patrick will have the details when we come back.
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Stewart


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#fb96-2
GRAPHIC=BILL STEWART


VMI head football coach Bill Stewart has resigned.
VMI says he stepped down for unspecified personal reasons.
But the Richmond Times Dispatch is reporting the resignation stems from allegations the coach used a racial slur toward a black player in a late season practice.
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SUPER=03-Lexington; :00


Stewart took over the VMI program on December 31st of 1993 after Jim Shuck abruptly left the institution.
In Stewart's three years as head coach, VMI produced 8 wins and 25 losses.
SUPER=04-March 19;


His future at VMI seemed secure on March 19th of this year when he signed a six year contract extension.
VMI officials would not elaborate on his departure last night, and several sources confirmed Stewart has already left Lexington.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=vmi football


A search committee has already been formed to find his successor.

Stagg


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#ST5-24
GRAPHIC=Stagg Bowl


The teams for this year's Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl are now settled in here in the valley.
They began their final preparations for tomorrow's big game with a workout at Salem High School.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Salem; :


Mount Union comes into the game with a 12 and 0 record.
Rowan finished its season 10 and two but the Profs are riding a seven game win streak through the playoffs.
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((K.C. KEELER/ROWAN HEAD COACH: )) ((LARRY KEHRES/MOUNT UNION HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-K.C. Keeler/Rowan Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Larry Kehres/Mount Union Head Coach; :19
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=Stagg Bowl


Those of you who have been following the Stagg Bowl since it landed in Salem know that this is a rematch of the 1993 game won by Mount Union.

Rangers


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=texas rangers


The Texas Rangers are looking to expand their minor league organization, and they're eyeing Pulaski's Calfee Park for next year.
It's been four years since the Atlanta Braves moved their Appalachian League team OUT of Pulaski, because the park didn't meet Major League Baseball's standards.
Since then, the town has made some minor improvements to the park, but it has yet to build the required clubhouse.
The Rangers deal can't be finalized unless that clause is waived--organizers in Pulaski say the town can't afford to build a clubhouse if Texas isn't willing to commit to more than a one- year deal.

Vault-Lady


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


Doris Willis of Tacoma, Washington went to the bank the other day and ended up spending the night in the bank vault.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tacoma, WA;


The 86 year old was inspecting her safe deposit bank Wednesday when a bank employee shut the vault for the day.
So making the best of the situation Willis pulled up a chair and went to sleep.
When the bank opened the next day she got out safe and sound.
Willis says she'll keep her account at the bank and the banks says it plans to do something nice for her. (----------------)