12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


Tens of thousands of people are out of their homes because of rising waters along the Ohio River.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And educators at schools in Bedford County and Vinton combat a dysentery outbreak.
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Stay with us News 7 at Noon is next.

P-Dysentery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=NONE


Health officials are trying to contain an outbreak of dysentery.
With more than 14 cases reported-- a Vinton daycare center, and a Bedford County elementary school are trying to give youngsters a crash course in personal hygiene.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :


Dysentery is a (FEE-kal) fecal oral infection often caused by poor handwashing.
Symptoms include severe stomach upset and high fever.
At Stewartsville Elementary School, children are cautioned to be extra careful washing their hands after using the restroom.
And school supplies are no longer being shared.
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SOT 00:03:55
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((JOHN HICKS/PRINCIPAL: WE'RE ZEALOUSLY CLEANING ALL RESTROOM FACILITIES, FIXTURES, LIGHT SWITCHES, DOOR KNOBS, ANYTHING THAT MORE THAN ONE STUDENT MAY HAVE TOUCHED. WE'RE CLEANING IT AS OFTEN AS WE POSSIBLY CAN WITH ANTIBACTERIAL CLEANERS.))
SUPER=01-John Hicks/Stewartsville Elementary Principal; :
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VO-NAT


Health officials say that's about all they can do.
Once a few days go by, with no new cases reported, they'll consider the outbreak to be over.
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Flooding


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


The flooded Ohio River continues to devastate communities in four states this afternoon, with more rain on the way and the river still rising.
Byron Harlan reports from Cincinnati.
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(( Cincinnati saw the river crest at over 64 feet early today. that's almost as high as the water rose in 1964 when it hit the 66 foot mark. synergy stadium, formerly riverfront stadium, is now part of the river.
And it's raining again in some parts of the region, prompting fears that the worst may be yet to come. sandbagging is underway in kentucky communities where the river won't crest until tomorrow or friday. the town of west point, for example, is almost completely under water. These pictures from covington this morning are typical-- vehicles and businesses immersed in record flood waters.
Vice President Gore tours the area today, to get a first hand assessment of the many counties that have been declared federal disaster areas.
That declaration will help people get back on their feet once the cleanup begins in earnest.
But for the next couple of days, simple survival will be everyone's main concern, as thousands of people in four states reflect on their losses.
Byron Harlan CBS News, Cincinnati.))

Clinton-Guns


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


President Clinton is again urging Congress to ban so-called "Cop- Killer bullets,--" bullets that can pierce body armor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


At a White House ceremony this morning, he also called for a law that would bar non-immigrant foreigners from purchasing guns.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/February 25;


Mr. Clinton's action is in response to the Empire State Building shooting.
Last month a Palestinian teacher, who had entered the U-S on a tourist visa, shot seven people on the observation deck.
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11:00:57
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VO-NAT


The President also signed a directive mandating child-safety locks on handguns.
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E-Fatal-accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-11
GRAPHIC=Fatal accident


A single car accident on Interstate 81 yesterday killed a Roanoke man.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


State Troopers say Mark Steven Landau was traveling at the speed limit in the right lane when he lost control of his car and slid into the median.
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((JEFF ROSE/STATE TROOPER: THE CAR RAN OFF INTO THE MEDIAN STRIP FOR A CONSIDERABLE DISTANCE, AND STRUCK THE GUARDRAIL. A 43 YEAR OLD MAN WAS KILLED INSTANTLY.))
SUPER=01-Jeff Rose/Virginia State Police;
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VO-NAT


The car slid sideways for more than 100 yards until the driver's side of the car rammed into the end of the guardrail.
State police say no other vehicles were involved.
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E-Shorewood


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=NONE


Seventy-five employees may find themselves out of work if a Roanoke company closes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


When asked about a possible shutdown, a spokesman for Shorewood Packaging said "it's something we're looking at."
But Howard Liebman, reached at the company's New York headquarters, declined to give any details.
Shorewood makes covers for compact disks.
It has a distribution facility in the Statesman Industrial Park off route 460.
That's in northeast Roanoke.
The company is publicly traded on NASDAQ.
Financial reports on Shorewood have high praise for the company.
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NAZI-MONEY


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


The President of Switzerland has announced plans to set up a five BILLION dollar fund for Holocaust victims.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Berne, Switzerland;


His suggestion today is being seen as a victory for international groups who have long said Swiss banks still hold money belonging to murdered Jews.
Several investigations are under way to try to find the missing money and to re-examine Switzerland's role in World War Two.
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E-Shelter


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-108
GRAPHIC=None


The board of a Covington battered women's shelter is investigating accusations of sexual harrassment within the organization.
Eric Earnhart has more.
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SUPER=01-Melanie White/Former Shelter Director; :18
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(( The location of Covington's safehome shelter is a secret. It was created as a place of safety and protection...
But former shelter director Melanie White says no one protected her, when she accused a member of the shelter's board of directors of sexual harassment.
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((MELANIE WHITE/FORMER SHELTER DIRECTOR; I NOTICED I WAS GETTING CALLS FROM A PERSON ON THE BOARD AND THEY WERE IN A SEXUAL NATURE AND THAT DISTURBED ME.))
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White says she rejected the advances, but they continued, and escalated.
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((MELANIE WHITE/FORMER SHELTER DIRECTOR; HE CAME TO MY NEW APARTMENT, HADN'T BEEN THERE MORE THAN A WEEK, INTOXICATED, AND FORCED ME ON MY COUCH, AND IT TOOK ALL MY STRENGTH TO FIGHT HIM OFF.))
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She says she went to the chairman of the board, who referred her to another board member, who referred her to the man's supervisor, who told her it would be taken care of.
White says nothing was done, and the harassment continued.
While this was going on, White says she noticed another board member making frequent visits to a woman who was staying at the shelter.
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((MELANIE WHITE/FORMER SHELTER DIRECTOR; HE WOULD COME OVER TO THE SHELTER WHEN I WASN'T THERE, OR COME TO THE SHELTER WHEN I WAS THERE AND SAY HE WAS THERE FOR BUSINESS OR SOMETHING ELSE.))
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The resident talked to a shelter employee about those visits.
The employee, who no longer works there, asked that we conceal her identity to protect her current job.
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((FORMER SHELTER EMPLOYEE; THIS RESIDENT CAME TO US STATING THAT HE WAS MAKING THE MOVE ON HER, AND I MEAN THERE WAS SUPPOSEDLY KISSING INVOLVED, AND BOTH PEOPLE WERE MARRIED.))
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We talked to the woman by phone ... she told us the advances made her very uncomfortable saying "I've been through so much, it really scared me and I didn't know what to make of it."
White says the board was told about the incidents, but never took action.
Neither of the men accused is on the shelter board now.
One resigned last year, and another says he left the board when his term expired.
We've spoken with both men by phone about the allegations, both say none of it is true.
An attorney for the shelter board told us the board is now conducting an internal investigation into the accusations.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))

E-Shenandoah-Manor


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=Nursing Home


A Clifton Forge nursing home passed a state inspection.
It had previously lost its Medicaid certification.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Clifton Forge/November 1996


The state told officials at Shenandoah Manor that it IS in compliance with state standards for Medicaid funding.
The home lost its government funding last December after failing an inspection.
That forced some residents to move.
Shenandoah Manor hopes to begin accepting Medicaid patients again within three weeks.
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NAACP


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=none


The Roanoke chapter of the N- Double-A-C-P is urging its members to support a national boycott of ten major hotel chains.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


At a news conference this morning, local leaders said they support the national initiative.
And chapter president Martin Jeffrey said the group hopes to open a dialogue with local hotel operators in an effort to improve employment and promotion opportunities.
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((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: BECAUSE IT'S ALL ABOUT ECONOMICS ANY MORE. THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE ANY MORE. IF WE BEGIN FLEXING OUR SUBSTANTIAL ECONOMIC MUSCLE, THINGS WILL MOVE AND THINGS WILL CHANGE.))
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VO-NAT


Locally, attention has been focused on the Hotel Roanoke, a Doubletree Hotel that defends its record of minority hiring.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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But the N-double-A-C-P boycott also targets other chains including Choice, Holiday Inn, Best Western, Renaissance and Radisson Hotels.

P-Nelms


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-8 (edit of 596-16)
GRAPHIC=Robert Nelms


Republican Delegate Robert Nelms won't be running unopposed.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The previously obscure lawmaker from Suffolk made headlines statewide last year after NEWS 7 revealed he'd been arrested for exposing himself in a Richmond park.
Chesapeake schoolteacher Michelle Degnan is seeking the Democratic nomination for his seat.
Nelms could also face a challenge from within his own party.
He is now banned from visiting Richmond parks.
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E-Monroe


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-6
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A clerk at Roanoke Circuit Court is now facing the law herself.
Tierney Anita Monroe was charged in a two-count indictment with possession of cocaine and marijuana.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The charges are the result of a drug raid three weeks ago in search of Monroe's son, Shannon Brown.
An informant had told police he bought drugs in the house on Chapman Avenue.
Inside police report they found drugs and drug paraphernalia, along with a handgun.
Monroe has been put on notice that she'll be suspended... and could be fired.
The 35- year- old deputy clerk is still on the city payroll, while she considers whether to answer the charges in writing before her case comes up for trial.
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School-Board


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 97-10)
GRAPHIC=Education


Teachers in Roanoke are looking at a raise next year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The City School Board approved Superintendent Wayne Harris's 86 million dollar budget last night.
The budget gives teachers an average raise of more than four percent.
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((WE'RE PLEASED ABOUT THAT, AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE SCHOOL BOARD CONTINUING TO HONOR THEIR COMMITMENT, I DO INDEED BELIEVE THEY ARE SINCERE ABOUT THAT.))
SUPER=01-Esther Cirasunda/Roanoke Education Association;
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VO-NAT


(Sear-a-sun-da) Cirasunda says teachers in Roanoke have lagged behind other localities on the pay scale for ten years, and are still below the national average, but she's happy the school board is working with them.
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((RECENTLY THEY HAVE SHOWN THAT THEY ARE ONCE AGAIN INTERESTED IN CONCERNS THAT TEACHERS HAVE, AND SO I'M HAPPY THAT WE WILL MOVE TOWARD IN A MORE POSITIVE MANNER. ))
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Superintendent Harris said he's happy the board was able to fund salaries at the level he recommended, and that the city is on track to reach the national average.
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E-Waterworld


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-109
GRAPHIC=Smith Mountain Lake


"Waterworld" may have bombed at the box office, but supporters are hoping an amusement park with the same name will be a big hit.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


The park will go up in Franklin County near Smith Mountain Lake... and portions are slated to open this summer.
When it's completed, it will feature water slides, a go cart track and a wave pool.
But not everyone is excited about the idea... especially neighbors.
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((KATHRYN SHAY/UPSET NEIGHBOR: I DON'T LIKE WATER PARKS. I JUST THINK WE HAVE TWENTY THOUSAND ACRES OF LAKE AND WHY NOT DO SOMETHING AT THE LAKE. ))
SUPER=01-Kathryn Shay/Neighbor;
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But owner Craig Caron is promising to be a good neighbor... and says he will promote a family atmosphere.
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((CRAIG CARON/WATERWORLD OWNER: WE'RE HOPING IT GETS FAMILIES AND EVERYONE HERE CAN GET THE ENTERTAINMENT THEY NEED AND CAN ENJOY AND TOURISTS CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT. ))
SUPER=01-Craig Caron/Waterworld Owner;
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Caron already has the proper zoning for the project.
The estimated cost to build Waterworld is more than one million dollars.
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CHICKEN-QUAIL


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


First they cloned a sheep -- then monkeys.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-La Jolla, CA;


Now Researchers in California say they've transferred quail behavior to a chick by implanting quail brain cells.
The result, the chick does NOT cluck, it sings.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=WASHINGTON


Meantime, on Capitol Hill today a House subcommittee is discussing the biological and ethical implications of cloning. WEATHER
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coffee-Prices


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=business news


Coffee prices are continuing to percolate.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


For the first time since October 19-94, coffee futures prices have soared above two dollars per pound.
And since late December, prices have risen more than 80 percent.
Experts blame the price hikes on dwindling world supplies of coffee and increased demand.
On the retail level, major coffee makers have already announced price increases to take effect this month.
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Express


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of s6-28)
GRAPHIC=EXPRESS/DAYTON


The Roanoke Express opened a four game home stand last night by outscoring the Dayton Bombers 8-to-5 at the Roundhouse.
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VO-NAT eng#
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Dayton's Sal Manganaro fires the puck at Dave Gagnon. He rejects the shot, but the puck ricochets back in and Manganaro gives Dayton a 2-to-0 lead.
But Roanoke would skate right back into it as Ryan Equale takes it all the way in for the score. The Bombers lead it 2-to-1.
The Express would reel off three more goals to take a 4-to-2 lead. Jeff Loder
SUPER=38-Dayton/5/Roanoke/8;

slaps the puck to Chris Lipsett, who nails the goal and the Express defuses the Bombers 8 to 5.
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Hornets


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of BB97-3)
GRAPHIC=HORNETS


The Charlotte Hornets won their 8th game in their last nine with a win over the Spurs last night.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Spurs vs. Hornets; :00


It's bombs away with former U-V-a star Cory Alexander throwing in a three pointer that hits nothing but the floor.
But this was Anthony Mason's night as he gets this assist and a triple double - 19 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists. The Hornets win it 105-to-98.
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/Celtics vs. Pacers;


And also in the N-B-A the Pacers beat the Celtics 98 to 95.
But give Boston credit. Down by four with 9 seconds to go, Rick Fox bounces the ball off Mark Jackson's head and scores.
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Rodman


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-23
GRAPHIC=RODMAN


Off the court yesterday Dennis Rodman was suspended again for yet another groin incident.
In Monday night's win over the Bucks
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI/Monday;


watch Rodman deliberately hit Joe Wolf in the groin and then swing his left elbow right at his head.
It's a little hard to see so, watch one more time. The Wolf is holding the ball way over his head, and Rodman deliberately hits him.
He is suspended for one game and fined 75- hundred- dollars.
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Turner


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#RS96-1
GRAPHIC=REDSKINS


The Washington Redskins missed the playoffs last season, but the team's owner no doubt likes the progress he is seeing.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD/Last Summer;


Yesterday head coach Norv Turner's current contract was extended through the year 2001.
This despite the fact that his three year record in D-C is 18 wins and 30 losses.
Team owner Jack Kent Cooke announced the extension saying he has never met a more talented coach and motivator of men.
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Shine-Pianist


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


The Australian pianist whose painful comeback from mental illness is depicted in the movie "Shine," made his American concert debut last night in Boston.
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VO-NAT


David Helfgott performed the works of Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff.
The packed Symphony hall awarded him with a standing ovation.
The feature film Shine attributes his father's refusal to let him study music in America and other harsh treatment as the reason for Helfgott's many mental problems. (----------------)