12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


Los Angeles police may release a composite sketch today of a suspect in the killing of Bill Cosby's son.
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And it's voting day for Conrail shareholders.
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ANCHOR=Patrick


Bitter cold continues, and overnight, we're headed for single digits in many locations. I'll have all the weather details, plus your daily does of sports.
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TALENT=Melanie
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Stick around, News 7 at Noon is next.

COSBY


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


Los Angeles police hope to release a composite sketch today of the attacker who killed the son of comedian Bill Cosby.
Ennis Cosby was gunned down early yesterday morning while fixing a flat tire on a California freeway.
L-A Police Chief Willie Williams says the motive for the murder is not clear.
He says it may have been robbery.
A woman who found the body provided a description of a white man as the attacker.
There is also a report today of a second witness in the area.
Jennifer Sabah has the latest. **********Take from NEWSPATH*********
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Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Rail Merger


It's the day thousands of railroad investors and employees have been waiting for...the long- anticipated vote on the merger between C-S-X and Conrail.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Len/Newsroom


Len Besthoff is in our newsroom with more.
Live=Len Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@len1;


Melanie in the weeks leading up to this election, the conventional wisdom in the financial community has been that the deal would be approved, hands down.
But a number of industry analysts are now making 11th hour predictions that the merger proposal will be turned down by a slim margin.
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(( This of course would be music to the ears of Norfolk Southern.
N-S has been pushing its own offer for Conrail to shareholders, which has the edge on a cash value basis.
But throughout the bidding war for Conrail, the N-S offer has been hampered by a set of highly controversial and restrictive provisions in the C-S-X/Conrail agreement.
N-S has taken the two railroads to court about this on several occasions.
Industry watchers are not surprised the vote may has become a close one.
Susan Chapman of Putnam Investments says shareholders are just so angry with Conrail and the way they've handled this whole transaction...shareholders want to send Conrail a message and other companies as well that they simply won't accept this kind of behavior.
And regarding N-S, Steve Lewins with Gruntal points out that those guys are brilliant, powerful, well financed...that's why this thing is going down to the wire.))
Live=Len Full/Newsroom


The vote is scheduled to begin around two, and the chances are pretty good a tally will be announced before the day is out.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Len/Newsroom
(QUESTION: OUR PART OF VIRGINIA REALLY HAS A LOT AT STAKE IN THIS VOTE,

DOESN'T IT?)

COLD


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=winter weather


A cold front hit the commonwealth overnight prompting a wind chill advisory.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fairfax, MN;

7:22:47
The cold air first hit the midwest.
Yesterday, President Clinton declared a winter weather disaster in half of
the counties in Minnesota.


Little snow fell over the area but wind gusts of up to forty miles per hour sunk the wind-chill-factor to seventy degrees below zero in some areas.
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Gingrich


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


The House ethics committee is meeting behind closed doors this afternoon to hear a special counsel's report on Newt Gingrich.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday;


James Cole, who spent more than a year investigating Gingrich's filing of misleading financial information, and Gingrich's lawyer have recommended the House Speaker pay a six figure penalty and face a reprimand.
The ethics committee will vote Tuesday on Gingrich's punishment.
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clinic-FOLO


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


Security is tight today at abortion clinics around the country in the wake of a double bombing yesterday in Atlanta.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Yesterday;

7:06;19
The first blast went off inside a building housing an abortion clinic.
The second went off in the parking lot injuring six people.
Investigators have set up a toll-free telephone number, hoping for any information into the attacks.
The building does contain other businesses, but investigators believe the clinic WAS the target.
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((KENT ALEXANDER, US ATTORNEY FOR NORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA) "THE MESSAGE SHOULD BE THIS IS NOT ABOUT ABORTION RIGHTS, THIS IS A MOTIVATION OF THE LAW. WE ARE TAKING THIS AS SERIOUSLY AS WE CAN TAKE ANYTHING." ))
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VO-NAT


No one has claimed responsibility.
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Longaker


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Khu
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=Frank Longaker


In Roanoke, a VICE president of National Business College is suing the President for sexual harrassment.
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Lisa Meredith, who is on medical leave, filed a federal lawsuit this week against Frank Longaker and the College.
It cites numerous instances when Longaker allegedly tried to initiate a sexual relationship with Meredith.
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Talent=Melanie
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The complaint asks only for a judgment against Longaker without specifying a dollar amount.
Longaker has declined to comment on the lawsuit.

Simpson


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


After two and a half months and one-hundred-one witnesses-- testimony in O-J Simpson's civil trial is now over.
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VO-NAT


The two final witnesses focused on photos of Simpson wearing designer shoes.
They both told the jury that the shoes match the ones worn by the killer.
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;


Today, lawyers meet to discuss jury instructions.
Closing arguments are expected Tuesday.
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Kelly


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#net (edit of96-100)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Viginia Tech students say they'll keep alive the memory of their former classmate to remind others of the dangers of drinking and driving.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Mourners gathered at a campus memorial to celebrate the life of 20- year- old Daniel Kelly.
Kelly was walking on Southgate Drive when he was struck by an alleged drunk driver.
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((JENNY HIBBS/KELLY'S FRIEND: I DON'T WANT DAN TO BE FORGOTTEN. I DON'T WANT THE ACCIDENT TO BE FORGOTTEN. I WANT PEOPLE TO BE AWARE AND UNDERSTAND THAT THIS STUFF DOES HAPPEN AND IT AFFECTS A LOT OF PEOPLE, AS YOU CAN SEE. AND I DON'T THINK ANY FAMILY SHOULD HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE HURT THAT THE KELLY'S ARE GOING THROUGH RIGHT NOW. ))
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VO-NAT


Friends remembered Kelly as a gifted student who was always ready to lend a hand and a smile.
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GOLDEN-YEARS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net g
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation;


Murder charges have been dropped against a suspect in one the Golden Years murder cases in Richmond.
Annabelle Tafolla was arrested in November in the slaying of 75- year- old Lucille Garett Boyd.
Now prosecutors say the charges have been withdrawn because of witness problems.
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VO-NAT
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TAPE 96-36
Boyd was one of more than a dozen older Richmond women who were killed in their homes in recent years.
SUPER=03-Richmond/April 1996;

96_21
In April, the Richmond City Council authorized a ten- thousand- dollar reward for information leading to convictions in the murders.
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Burley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#net (edit of 96-104)
GRAPHIC=Burley


A jury tacked on another life sentence to the term of convicted killer James Henry Burley.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst/This Week;


They found Burley guilty of first degree murder for the shooting death of Jacqueline Carter in December, 19-95.
Burley had already received a life term for murdering Robin Burge a month before Carter.
Burley's attorneys plan to appeal his latest conviction, claiming the jury began deliberations before hearing closing arguments.
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Rosser


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-98
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


If convicted of killing his stepfather, an eight- year- old Pittsylvania County boy will not go to a juvenile correctional center.
Experts say in order to be sentenced to a correctional center, a child has to be at least ten- years- old.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


55- year- old Bernard Rosser was discovered dead last month at his Gretna home.
Authorities say the Franklin County probation officer died from a severe blow to the head.
Martinsville Commonwealth's attorney Randy Smith is NOT connected with the case, but says if Rosser's eight- year- old step-son is convicted, probation would be an option.
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((RANDY SMITH/MARTINSVILLE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.:IT'S ALSO AN OPTION OF PROVIDING A FINE UP TO 500- DOLLARS, THAT SOUNDS KIND OF RIDICULOUS FOR AN EIGHT- YEAR OLD CHILD, OBVIOUSLY, AS AN OPTION FOR AN EIGHT YEAR OLD CHILD, IT DOESN'T REALLY HAVE MUCH SENSE TO IT. ))
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Other options include leaving the child in the custody of a parent or placing him in foster care.
The court could also order the child to spend time in an appropriate mental health hospital.

Green


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=NONE


Members of the Franklin County Humane Society are asking for financial support now that they've won TEMPORARY custody of more than one hundred animals.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


The dogs and cats were taken from Valery Green's home yesterday because of the cold weather.
It was apparent that some of the dogs were not familiar with walking on a leash.
And some of them had to be carried away.
Green was scheduled to face neglect and cruelty charges yesterday... but the court case has been pushed back to next week.
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((TAMMY JAVIER/HUMANE INVESTIGATOR: WE WERE HOPING FOR AN END TO THIS... SO RIGHT NOW WE'RE JUST CONCERNED WITH THE ANIMALS AND THEIR WELFARE. SO WE'RE GLAD THAT WE'RE GETTING THEM OUT. ))
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The animals are now being kept at various veterinary clinics in the area... and the Humane Society will pay for any medical treatment they may need.
Valery Green denies ever mistreating the animals.
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Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#97-1)
GRAPHIC=Fire


An electrical short in a coffee maker wire is being blamed for a fire at a Northeast Roanoke church last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


All five people in the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church on Huntington Boulevard escaped unharmed.
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((FATHER GEORGE CHIOROS/PASTOR: WE NOTICED THAT THERE WAS SMOKE COMING FROM THE HALL. WE WENT THROUGH THE CHURCH AND AS WE WERE COMING AROUND WE NOTICED THE FLAMES COMING THROUGH THE WINDOWS.))
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The fire was contained to two rooms.
Damage is estimated at 30- thousand- dollars.
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Philip-Morris


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=Phillip Morris


Philip Morris stock is still a good investment.
But what if you're a politician in a state defending tobacco interests in federal court?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Governor George Allen has more than 11-thousand dollars worth.
Attorney General Jim Gilmore owns about 42-thousand dollars of Philip Morris stock.
And he's leading the fight in Virginia against the F-D-A.
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((JIM GILMORE: WELL YOU KNOW MY WIFE AND I SAVED MONEY. WE'RE TRYING TO SAVE THE BEST WAY WE CAN WHILE I'M IN PUBLIC LIFE. WE HAVE STOCKS IN A NUMBER OF PUBLIC COMPANIES.))
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VO-NAT


Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer suggests a conflict.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: THERE MAY WELL BE. I HAVE NOT YET THE REPORTS YET. I'VE JUST SEEN THE INITIAL PRESS STORIES. IT'S SOMETHING THAT MOST VIRGINIANS WILL LOOK AT CAREFULLY.))
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Beyer says if HE owns any tobacco stock -- it's just a small holding of mutual funds in which he's invested.
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Police-Academy


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-97
GRAPHIC=NONE


A police officer's decision- whether to use deadly force- is often made in a fraction of a second.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Now they can practice making those decisions staring at an over-sized computer screen instead of down the barrel of a gun.
It's the latest weapon in the arsenal of instructional tools at the Cardinal Criminal Justice Police Academy.
Unlike the old "Shoot/Don't Shoot" training films- -where the bad guys never changed their bad habits- -the computer driven EYE-CAT simulator spits out an almost infinite variety of situations.
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((THIS IS AS CLOSE AS I'VE EVER SEEN ANYTHING GET TO ACTUAL GOING OUT ON THE STREET AND DEALING WITH HUMAN BEINGS.)) ((WE'VE HAD INDIVIDUALS WHO, THEY ACTUALLY WORK UP A SWEAT AND PERSPIRE AND COME OUT AND THE SHIRT IS WET. IT'S AS STRESSFUL AS YOU CAN GET IN A TRAINING ENVIRONMENT.))
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VO-NAT


Thirty-one law enforcement agencies chipped in to help pay for the device.
Most of the 47-thousand dollars came from a state grant.
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WEATHER
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Forecasts
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SUPER=331-Breezy & Cold/Windchill Advisory/12-16/Mostly Sunny/& Cold/26-30;
SUPER=332-Clear &/Bitter Cold/-5-5/Sunny/Continued Cold/18-22;
SUPER=333-Breezy & Cold/Windchill Advisory/0-10/Sunny/Windy & Cold/16-20;
SUPER=334-Clear &/Bitter Cold/-5-5/Sunny &/Continued Cold/14-18;
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Radio-Sale


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-109
GRAPHIC=None


It looks like the end to a long time Roanoke-Lynchburg radio rivalry.
Q-99 is buying K-92.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem


W-S-L-C/W-S-L-Q announced that it's going to buy W-X-L-K in Roanoke and W-L-Y-K in Lynchburg.
K-92 was king of the market in the 80s, but has slipped in popularity in the last few years.
Still, Q-99 vice president Leonard Wheeler says it's still a strong station and he does NOT foresee any major changes right now.
The Federal Communications Commission has to approve the sale; that's usually a formality.
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Rocket


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


This late breaking story is just in to News 7 at Noon--
A Delta rocket has blown up just after liftoff in Florida.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cape Canaveral, FL;


The rocket was carrying a 40 million-dollar Air Force satellite when it blew up 13 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral this morning.
Sparks showered into the air, and a boom could be heard several miles away.
The Delta rocket had lifted off at 11:28 following a smooth countdown.
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Radford


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of BB97-1)
GRAPHIC=RU LOGO


The Radford University men's basketball team takes on Big South defending champ U-N-C-Greensboro Saturday afternoon at the Dedmon Center.
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SUPER=03-Radford/Yesterday; :00


Yesterday afternoon Highlanders head coach Ron Bradley took his team through a two hour practice.
And a good bit of time was spent on rebounding.
Radford has been outrebounded its last 8 games.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
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And if you don't want to go out in this cold. W-D-B-J will be broadcasting the game live at two o'clock.

49ers


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-3
GRAPHIC=FORTY NINERS


The 49ers wasted very little time in hiring a new head football coach.
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SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA; ;00


41- year- old Steve Mariucci leaves the University of California, where his team was just 6-and-6 last season to take over a team that has won five super bowls in the last 15 years.
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((STEVE MARIUCCI/NEW 49ERS HEAD COACH:))
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Both George Seifert Bill Walsh were on hand for the announcement.
Mariucci does have a good track record as an N-F-L assistant. while at Green Bay he helped develop Brett Favre, Mark Brunell and Ty Detmer.
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DUCK-STUCK


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


Coca Cola says they have a "Red Team" out looking for people drinking coke.
We can tell them one place where a Coke can and duck have taken the promotion just to far.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Collier County, FL;


In Collier County, Florida this duck has a Coca Cola can stuck on its bill.

Animal control officers have been trying to catch the duck to remove the can, so far no luck, the duck has been able to elude them. (----------------) There next plan of action is a tranquilizer gun or a trap.