12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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Ahead on News 7 at Noon, Domestic violence leads to a fatal house fire in Bedford County.
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And President Clinton denies trading a night at the White House for a Democratic donation.
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Showers will move across the region today. We'll examine the maps, including Doppler Radar. In sports, did U-V-a steal a last second win from Tech? We'll take a look.
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Stay with us, News 7 at Noon is next.

E-Wiley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE=96-110
GRAPHIC=Wiley


A Roanoke jury sentenced Cepada (se-PAY-da) Wiley to eight years in prison.

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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Wiley shot and killed Jesse Ferguson last July fourth, after Ferguson fought with Wiley's brother over a woman.
In closing arguments last night, the defense said Wiley was protecting his life, the prosecution disagreed.
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((ALTON PRILLAMAN/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; AND IF YOU BELIEVE THAT HE WAS IN FEAR OF BODILY HARM, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN YOU HAVE A DUTY TO DO, AND THAT IS TO TURN CEPADA WILEY LOOSE BECAUSE HE DID WHAT THE LAW ALLOWED HIM TO DO. 11:04:08 TOM BOWERS/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; WHETHER IT WAS A WARNING SHOT OR WHATEVER, THEY SHOT A GUN AND THEN THEY TEAMED UP, GRABBED THEIR PREY, AND SET HIM UP FOR THE KILL. DON'T LET THE LAWLESS HIDE BEHIND THE LAW.))
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SUPER=01-Tom Bowers/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney; :17
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The judge threw out a first degree murder charge, saying there was no premeditation.
The jury had a choice of second degree murder, manslaughter, or not guilty.
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((VOICE OF: JUDGE ROBERT DOHERTY; WE THE JURY ON THE ISSUE JOINED UNANIMOUSLY FIND THE DEFENDANT CEPADA REYNALDO WILEY GUILTY OF VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER;))
SUPER=29-Judge Robert Doherty;
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Following the jury's recommendation the judge revoked Wiley's bond and ordered him taken into custody.
A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for April.

E-Bedford-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-3
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


A family dispute in Moneta ended in a deadly house fire yesterday.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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SUPER=01-Ricky Tuck/Moneta Fire Dept.; :15
SUPER=01-Gary Faribault/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :47
SUPER=01-John McCane/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.; 1:01
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(( Fire crews called to the scene on Route 24 near Moneta were greeted with a column of black smoke rising into the sky.
It had taken just a few minutes for this cinder block building to go up in flames, trapping its owner inside.
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((LT. RICKY TUCK/MONETA V.F.D.: WE MET THE DOORWAY.. .. FIRST GOT HERE.))
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Authorities say around 11 a-m, 65- year- old William Hall had argued with his wife and assaulted his 11- year- old son with a knife.
His wife called police, but by the time they arrived, Hall had reportedly taken a propane tank and lamp oil inside the house and set the building on fire, with himself inside.
It would be another four hours before crews recovered what they believed was his body.
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((INVEST. GARY FARIBAULT/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE'VE TAKEN TAPED STATEMENTS.. STILL INVESTIGATING IT.))
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Police have not said what might have prompted the family dispute, but add they'd been called to the residence several times before.
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((More than seven hours after the blaze was first reported, fire crews were still on the scene, hosing down hot spots in the smoldering rubble. Meanwhile, William Hall's body has been sent to Roanoke where officials hope an autopsy can provide a positive identification. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))
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L'burg-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=fire


Investigators are looking into the cause of a fire that gutted a vacant store in Lynchburg this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/This Morning;


Around 6, a passerby spotted flames coming from the rear of this building on Campbell Avenue.
Firefighters tried to gain entry to the structure, but were forced out after the second floor became too unstable.
It took them more than a half hour to bring the blaze under control.
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SOT 00:57:48
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((BATT. CHIEF LES PUCKETT/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: WE WENT TO DEFENSIVE POSITIONS, KNOCKED THE FIRE DOWN FAIRLY WELL WITH MASSIVE STREAMS AND MADE A SECOND ENTRY. BY THAT TIME THE FLOOR, THE SECOND FLOOR WAS TOO SPONGY FOR THE CREWS TO REMAIN THERE, SO RIGHT NOW WE'RE JUST HITTING SOME HOT SPOTS AND GETTING TO THE FIRE AS BEST WE CAN.))
SUPER=01-Les Puckett/Lynchburg Fire Dept.; :00
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No one was inside the building when the fire broke out.
Authorities say the owner reportedly had been using it for storage.
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Carroll-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=murder


A 21- year- old man who was free on bond on kidnapping charges in North Carolina is now charged with murder in Carroll County.
Teddy Roe Dixon is accused of shooting and stabbing 50- year- old William Charles Epperson.
The two men lived together in Cana.
Sheriff Warren Manning says Epperson's son asked deputies to check out the house because he had not seen his father, but a witness had seen Dixon driving Epperson's truck.
Police in Mount Airy, North Carolina stopped the vehicle and arrested Dixon.
Dixon is awaiting extradition.

David


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Murder charges against a man accused of killing his roommate on Christmas Eve have been sent on to a grand jury.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00


Police say 33- year- old James Michael David kicked to death 37- year- old Richard Moye (moy) inside their Lynchburg motel room December 24th.
SUPER=04-December 24; :09


David told police Moye woke him up that night and punched him in the nose.
David retaliated, punching Moye and kicking him after he'd fallen to the floor.
Police say David appeared to be highly intoxicated when they arrived.
A grand jury could indict him next week.
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Cohen-shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=william cohen


Maine police are investigating a shooting at the home of Robert Cohen, brother of Defense Secretary William Cohen.
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SUPER=03-Brewer, ME;

8:00:32
Police in Brewer, Maine say a man was shot in the neck last night and is now hospitalized in Bangor.
The man's name has not been released, but authorities say the victim is not Robert Cohen.
No one has been charged in the case.
SUPER=@File;


William Cohen became Defense Secretary in January.
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Clinton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Trent Lott


Senate Majority leader Trent Lott is renewing his call for an independent counsel to investigate Democratic fund raising.
GRAPHIC=clinton


Newly released White House documents show President Clinton was deeply involved in the initial planning to invite big-time political contributors for overnight stays at the the White House.
Mark Knoller reports.
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Gay-policy


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


The policy to prevent discrimination against gays in the military doesn't seem to be working.
A report out today by a legal defense group calls President Clinton's "don't ask, don't tell" policy a FAILURE that's led to an anti-gay backlash.
"The New York Times" reports the number of soldiers discharged for homosexuality jumped 42-percent since the policy was put into place three years ago.
The Defense Department says it will review the study.
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E-Eagle-Rock


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=NONE


Botetourt County officials are NOT completely satisfied with V-DOT's new proposal to save the Eagle Rock bridge, but they say it IS better.
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If the Board of Supervisors agrees on the new plan, the county would NOT be forced to fund repairs to an additional bridge in Iron Gate... which had been one of the stipulations of the original V-DOT proposal.
One aspect has not changed, however.
V-DOT is still asking the county to put up at least one and a quarter million dollars to fix the Eagle Rock Bridge.
But that figure could turn out to be much higher, depending on state funds.
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E-Board-Education


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=Education


Virginia students will now need more than good grades to graduate from high school.
They'll have to pass a new statewide test before earning a diploma.
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SUPER=03-Richmond;


Virginia's Board of Education approved plans to have students do more work in the core curriculum.
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((RICHARD LAPOINTE/STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF INSTRUCTION: I'VE ALSO BELIEVED THAT THEY SHOULD FOCUS ON HIGHER ACADEMIC ATTAINMENT BY STUDENTS IN HISTORY, ENGLISH, MATH AND SCIENCE AND THAT THE IMPACT OF IMPLEMENTING THESE PROPOSALS WOULD BE A BETTER EDUCATION FOR ALL OF VIRGINIA'S STUDENTS.))
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The new requirements will be for all students, including those taking advanced courses.
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P-Fatherhood


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#597-07
GRAPHIC=parenting


More children are growing up without fathers, as the number of divorces and teen pregnancies increases.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


But the Virginia Fatherhood campaign is hoping to change that trend.
The group held a forum in Roanoke yesterday.
Its featured speaker says it's time for dads to stay in the home, and for communities to put children first.
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((DR. DOUG LARSEN/CENTRAL SHENANDOAH HEALTH DIST.: THERE'S NO EASY SOLUTION. IF THERE WAS A MAGIC BULLET, WE'D HAVE SHOT IT A LONG TIME AGO AND FINISHED THIS PROBLEM. BUT IT'S GOING TO TAKE A FULL- COURT PRESS FROM THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY THAT WE'RE INVOLVED IN. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Doug Larsen/Central Shenandoah Health District;
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In its latest session, the General Assembly committed 200- thousand dollars for further development of the campaign.
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P-Transgenic


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=genetic Research


Researchers in Scotland are not the only ones dabbling in the science of cloning.
A team in Blacksburg may not be working with sheep, but they are still getting good results.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Bill Velander is the team leader of a group at Virginia Tech that has implanted a human gene into the D-N-A of pigs.
The gene governs mammary tissue--
So, a lactating sow with the altered gene produces high concentrations of certain HUMAN proteins in its milk.
These same proteins can be gathered from human plasma--
SUPER=04-Virginia Tech Video;

but the pigs don't carry any human viruses such as H-I-V or Hepatitis B.
And the harvesting of the proteins from pigs is much cheaper.
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((BILL VELANDER/TEAM LEADER: THE MAMMARY GLAND OF A LIVESTOCK, BECAUSE IT HAS SUCH A HIGH CELL CONCENTRATION RELATIVE TO THE MILK THAT IT'S GOING TO SECRETE IS 100 TO A THOUSAND TIMES MORE PRODUCTIVE THAN A STAINLESS STEEL VESSEL OR REACTOR. ))
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The pigs at the Virginia Swine Center are now manufacturing clotting proteins that are needed by hemophiliacs.
Velander's group receives funding from the American Red Cross, and expects the Red Cross to commercialize the process in the near future.
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E-Grammies


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=Grammy Awards


It will be a big night for the music industry.
The 39th annual Grammy awards will be handed out in New York and you can watch it right here on W-D-B-J.
Some of the nominees keeping their fingers crossed include record producer Tim Austin and bluegrass musician Dale Perry, both from Franklin County.
Joe Dashiell has more.
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SUPER=01-Debbie Austin/Doobie Shea Records; :28
SUPER=01-Tim Austin/Doobie Shea Records; :37
SUPER=01-Dale Perry/Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; 1:01
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((Tracy Chapman is hoping to collect a Grammy.
So is Tim Austin.
The group Smashing Pumpkins is still in the running.
And So is Dale Perry.
Austin and Perry may not have aisle seats Wednesday Night, but they will be in the audience as nominees for two different Grammy Awards.
Tim and Debbie Austin run Doobie Shea studios near Boones Mill. The first project on their own label, and the last bluegrass recording before their old studio burned to the ground... "The Stanley Tradition" has been a blessing.
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((DEBBIE AUSTIN: HAD WE NOT HAD THE ALBUM WE WOULD PROBABLY HAVE GONE BANKRUPT, TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH BECAUSE TIM'S BEEN OUT OF BUSINESS FOR SIX MONTHS.)) ((TIM AUSTIN: I NEVER EXPECTED TO BE NOMINATED OR EVEN GET ONTO THE BALLOT BECAUSE WE'RE JUST SO NEW, SO YOUNG, STARTING OUT, BUT WE'VE TRULY BEEN BLESSED WITH IT. I'LL TELL YOU.))
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Dale Perry plays bass for Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, nominated in the Southern Gospel Category.
The band has won many national bluegrass awards, but this would be their first grammy.
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((DALE PERRY: IT'LL PROBABLY HIT ALL OF US ABOUT FRIDAY BY THE TIME WE GET BACK HERE AND GET TO OUR SHOW IN ASHEVILLE. WE'LL PROBABLY REALIZE BY THEN WHAT'S HAPPENED AND IT'LL ALREADY BE OVER WITH. WE'RE GOING TO HOPE FOR THE BEST WHEN WE GET THERE.))
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The competition in both categories is tough...
but both Austin and Perry say they're honored to be included among the best of the recording industry.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

P-Korean-Dancers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=pev
TAPE#97-07
GRAPHIC=none


A bit of Korean culture came to Roanoke College last night.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A Korean music and dance ensemble from Roanoke's sister city of Wonju performed at Olin Hall.
The group includes 15 students between the ages of 11 and 14, as well as choreographers, chaperones and even a Korean television crew.
Two more performances took place this morning at Northside JUNIOR High and High School.
The troupe heads home tomorrow.
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Signet


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=business news


Signet Bank will close 15 branches by the end of the year.
Two of them will be in our area.
The Richmond based bank announced locations in Galax and Pulaski are among those being eliminated.
In all, Signet will close nine branches in Virginia, four in Maryland, and two in Washington, D-C.
62 employees will be affected.
47 will be offered comparable jobs with the bank.

Stocks


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was

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Tech


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of TB97-1)
GRAPHIC=Tech/UVa


The Virginia Cavaliers and Virginia Tech Hokies battled down to the wire last night.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Richmond/UVa vs. VT; :00


Keefe Matthews gives the Hokies a 18-to-10 lead.
Courtney Alexander did his best to keep U-V-a in the game in the first half with a 16 point explosion.
But the Hokies led by 2 at halftime.
Curtis Staples gave U-V-A the lead hitting 5 treys in the game.
SUPER=33-Virginia/58/Virginia Tech/57;


U-V-a had a one point lead with 5 seconds to play, but Tech's had the ball.
Jim Jackson got a good shot at the basket, but he either misses, gets blocked or gets fouled. You make the call - UVa wins it 58-to-57 as the clock expires without a whistle.
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Fleming


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of s6-27)
GRAPHIC=NORTHWEST REGION


Fleming opened play in the northwest quarterfinals with an 83-to-58 thumping of Albemarle.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Albemarle vs. Fleming;


Richard Wilson penetrates and dishes to Percy Pannell for the layin and the Colonels are off and running.
Wilson would continue running the show - this time with the pass right at you and right to Brad Dunleavy who knocks in the three from the corner. Brad had 15 points.
Fleming would get good balanced scoring and everyone would play, as
SUPER=33-Albemarle/58/Wm. Fleming/83;

Mondre Burnett leads the way with 17 points and Fleming wins it 83-to-58.
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Danville


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of BB97-4)
GRAPHIC=NORTHWEST


Fleming will next host George Washington of Danville tomorrow night.
But last night it was the Fleming girls who squared off against the Danville ladies in regional play.
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SUPER=03-Danville/Fleming vs. G.W.;


In the second half, the Lady Eagles Shawna Price takes the rock down court and passes to Shree Taylor for the hoop and the foul as George Washington starts to pull away.
SUPER=33-Wm. Fleming/36/G.W. Danville/58;


The Lady Eagles were too much as they go on to beat Fleming 58 to 36.
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Express


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of ICE-97)
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Express


The Roanoke Express hit the ice last night to battle Hampton Roads without injured goalie Dave Gagnon.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Admirals vs. Express;


Roanoke would play well on the offensive end in the first as Duane Harmer gets the assist to Jeff Jablonski and Roanoke is in front 1-to-nothing.
The Express took a 2-to-1 lead into the third, but Hampton Roads scores four goals in the final period to beat Roanoke 5-to-2.
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DIANA-GOWNS


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


Princess Diana has cleaned out her closets, all in the name of charity.
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SUPER=03-New York, NY;


Some of her world famous evening gowns were on display yesterday as Christie's announced it would auction them off this summer in New York.
All of the proceeds will go toward cancer and AIDS research.
Christie's is also working on a non-profit basis. (----------------) Princess Diana has chosen eighty gowns to sell from her collection.