12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

ANCHOR=Melanie
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VO-NAT


A busy Tel Aviv cafe is the target of a suicide bomber.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And competitors of the Liggett Group take court action to keep quiet documents detailing the tobacco industry's discussions on cigarette dangers.
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TALENT=Kimberly
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It'll be easy to catch spring fever on a day like this--
Mostly sunny skies throughout the region-- with temperatures climbing to around 70.
All the warm weather forecast details, coming up.
ANCHOR=Melanie
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Don't go away, the news is next.

MIDEAST-BOMBING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=mideast peace


In Israel, a suicide bomber set off a bomb this morning that ripped through a Tel Aviv cafe.
The blast killed at least three people, including the bomber, and wounded close to fifty.
Jesse Schulman has the story.
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Liggett


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


Fresh off a tobacco company's admission that cigarettes are addictive, California is unveiling a multi million-dollar ad assault on the tobacco industry.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday;


Yesterday The Liggett Group agreed to settle 22 state lawsuits by admitting cigarettes can cause cancer, are addictive, and that the tobacco industry targets teen smokers.
Liggett's competitors, meanwhile, have won a temporary restraining order keeping secret some Liggett documents detailing industry- wide discussions of tobacco dangers and marketing.
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P-Tobacco-Reax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#597-06
SS=tobacco


Even though Liggett admits it marketed a deadly and addictive product to children,
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Virginia Attorney General -- and candidate for governor -- Jim Gilmore says he still has NO plans to sue any tobacco companies.
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Meantime, anti-smoking activists say they're not surprised the Liggett Group is settling.
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((TED GLICKMAN/AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION OF VA.: WE THINK IT'S A VERY HISTORIC DAY FOR PUBLIC HEALTH. THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION OF COURSE APPLAUDS THE LIGGETT GROUP'S DECISION TO ADMIT SOMETHING THAT THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS HAVE KNOWN FOR YEARS, THAT CIGARETTES ARE ADDICTIVE AND THEY'RE DEADLY.))
SUPER=01-Ted Glickman/American Lung Assoc. of Virginia;
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


The Chairman of "Concerned Friends for Tobacco" says Southside farmers are worried about the economic impact this announcement could have on their livelihood.
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((CLARENCE BRYANT/CONCERNED FRIENDS FOR TOBACCO CHAIRMAN:YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT A FARMER, LIKE MYSELF, MOSTLY, EVERYTHING WE HAVE IN ASSETS IS TIED, YOU KNOW, TO OUR FARMS, SO YOU KNOW, OUR LIVELIHOOD IS REALLY AT STAKE. ))
SUPER=01-Clarence Bryant/Concerned Friends for Tobacco; :00
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OUT Q=at stake.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Studies show one in four teenagers smoke.

Tor


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tech


A Virginia Tech basketball player is facing a stolen property charge.
The misdemeanor was filed this week against center Alvaro Tor.
He's accused of having a stolen license plate in his possession.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/January 9;


Tor is a rising junior, seen here making a basket against William and Mary.
Blacksburg police say Tor was served a summons on Tuesday.
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VA-Tech


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=va tech


A Virginia Tech student who accused two Tech football players of rape is no longer facing a 32-million dollar lawsuit.
Brian Edmonds and James Crawford had accused the woman of extortion and defamation, but they have dropped their suit.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/February;


An attorney for the players said one of them plans to refile the case after the N-F-L draft.
The players face rape and attempted sodomy charges in an incident that followed a December party.
The 19- year- old woman said Edmonds and Crawford took turns holding her down and raping her.
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P-Cole


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#597-11
GRAPHIC=legal scales


The man accused of killing his girlfriend's toddler pleaded guilty yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hillsville/File Tape;


Steven Wayne Cole was being tried for first degree murder in the death of two- year- old Joshua Blevins.
Cole told police he was high on drugs when he shoved the child into a wall.
During testimony, Cole agreed to plead guilty to SECOND degree murder.
Charles Blevins, Joshua's father, hopes the end of the trial will bring some closure.
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((CHARLES BLEVINS/JOSHUA'S FATHER: HE WAS A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE BOY AND I MISS HIM SO MUCH. AND THE PART THAT'S JUST SO HARD IS I'D GIVE ANYTHING IF I COULD'VE SPENT MORE TIME WITH HIM. ))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Cole faces five to 40 years in prison-- he'll remain behind bars until his May sentencing.

S-Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=Rail Merger


There are many questions about the joint takeover of Conrail by its Virginia rivals...Norfolk Southern and C-S-X.
Some of those questions were answered during a Senate hearing in Washington yesterday...and some more responses were given when Len Besthoff spoke with the head of N-S after the meeting.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; :00 quick
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :05
SUPER=01-David Goode/Norfolk Southern CEO; :26
SUPER=@Len1;:36
RUNS=1:52
OUT Q=Len Besthoff News 7



summit


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


President Clinton and Russia's Boris Yeltsin have wrapped up their Summit in Finland.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Helsinki, Finland;


Among the issues the two leaders discussed today was the planned expansion of NATO into Eastern Europe.
Yeltsin strongly opposes it.
At this morning's session of talks, President Clinton tried to change his mind.
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9:15:07
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((MIKE MCCURRY/WHITE HOUSE PRESS SEC: HE CONVEYED HIS VISION OF THE FUTURE OF EUROPE, NATO'S ROLE IN EUROPE... MADE QUITE CLEAR THAT IT'S MORE THREATENING TO THE RUSSIAN PEOPLE AND HE DID THAT WITH A GREAT DEAL OF PASSION AND CONVICTION. ))
SUPER=01-Mike McCurry/White House Press Secretary;
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OUT Q=passion and conviction.
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VO-NAT


But a Russian spokesman says Yeltsin did not give any ground on NATO expansion and he says the issue won't be part of any post-summit declaration.
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P-Glasgow-Police


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=State Police Investigation


State police cleared two local officers of claims they used excessive force.
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VO-NAT


Neither Bedford County Sheriff's Lieutenant John McCain nor Glasgow Town Sergeant Leonard Stewart will face charges.
Charges against the man Stewart arrested, Gary Gibson have also been dropped.
Prosecutor Joe Branscom says because Sergeant Stewart was actually out of jurisdiction, it could technically be considered assault.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


But Branscom says there were also some racial overtones to this incident.
He says Gibson indicated he was not about to be apprehended by a black officer.

Monty-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#97-9
GRAPHIC=fire


Smoke and flames consumed a house in Montgomery County this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Firefighters say the blaze was spotted from the interstate.
No one was home when the fire broke out.
The house was a total loss.
No word yet on the cause.
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P-Timberlake-Dam


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


Eighteen months ago the Timberlake Dam was destroyed by floods, but construction on a new dam is moving right along.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;


A homeowner financing plan raised more than 800 thousand dollars to get the community dam back in operation.
The new structure is made of over one thousand square yards of concrete built on tons of red clay.
It also acts as a spillway to let water go over it rather than break through.
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((WE TOOK SOME PROVISIONS TO ENSURE THAT THE BUILDUP OF SILT WOULDN'T OCCUR, SO THIS SHOULD BE PRETTY THIS SUMMER, PEOPLE WILL ENJOY IT. ))
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But the memories of firefighter and Timber Lake resident Carter Martin still remain.
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He died while saving residents when the dam gave way to flood waters.
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IN Q=out of tragedy

((OUT OF TRAGEDY SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO LOOK FOR A SILVER LINING, AND I THINK IT REALLY WORKED OUT TO BE A WONDERFUL END. ))
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OUT Q=a wonderful end
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...and residents say the new dam is also a wonderful beginning.
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P-Tire-Amnesty


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-07
GRAPHIC=none


Roanoke Valley residents will have a new way to rid themselves of old tires.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Roanoke City, Roanoke County and the town of Vinton are sponsoring tire Amnesty days on April 11th and 12th.
Residents will be able to bring old tires to five drop- off sites in the valley and dispose of them without charge.
Roanoke city is also scheduling curbside collection of brush, and large bulky items during the month of April.
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IN Q=I think it will really enhance

((CHARLES ANDERSON: I THINK IT WILL REALLY ENHANCE THE NEIGHBORHOOD BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT SO MUCH LITTER AND TRASH HAS BEEN AROUND AND SINCE WE HAVE BEEN IN THIS PROGRAM IT HAS ALREADY ENHANCED THE NEIGHBORHOOD THUS FAR. SO HOPEFULLY THIS WILL CONTINUE TO HAPPEN AND BEAUTIFY OUR NEIGHBORHOODS.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Clean Valley Day is April 5th.
Last year, more than one thousand people pitched in to pick up trash.

P-Dysentery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-13
GRAPHIC=dysentery


Health officials believe that outbreak of dysentery at a Bedford Elementary School is over.
In all, 20 cases were diagnosed at Stewartsville Elementary.
There have not been any new cases since Tuesday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


Dysentery can result in diarrhea, high fever, nausea and often severe stomach cramps.
The Shigella bacterium is found in fecal matter and is transmitted by hand-mouth contact.
It's believed the outbreak started in late January-- other children at a Vinton Day Care center also became ill.
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P-KEMP


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JMO
TAPE#597-15
GRAPHIC=KEMP


Former Vice Presidential Candidate Jack Kemp was in Lynchburg last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


He spoke to college students taking part in the National Debate Tournament at Liberty University.
The Republican says democracy can not survive without men and women coming together to discuss, dissect, and debate the great issues of the day.
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When asked whether he'd like to be in the presidential debate in the year two-thousand, he said for now the American people need a rest, but he plans to make a decision next year.
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Sigma-Nu


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


Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Nu fraternities have announced they will be implementing an alcohol-free environment in chapter houses.
The policy is expected to go into effect be the year 2-thousand.
Matthew Davis is the President of Washington and Lee's chapter of Sigma Nu and Brad Beacham is the fraternity's associate executive director.
Thank you both for joining us today.
SUPER=01-Matthew Davis/W&L Sigma Nu President;
SUPER=01-Brad Beacham/Sigma Nu Assoc. Exec. Director;

((.... What exactly is this policy?))
((How will this policy effect the local chapter?
((How do you plan to enforce the policy?))
((Matthew as president of your chapter what responsibilities do you have to ensure this policy is followed?))
((Have you gotten any feedback from the members of your chapter on how they feel about this?))
((Has Sigma Nu tried this before or is this a new concept on campuses?))
WEATHER
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Sprinkles/45-49;
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Hoops


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-4
GRAPHIC=NCAA Final Four
Utah and Minnesota picked up some serious mileage on the road to the final

four last night.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-San Jose, CA/Utes vs. Cardinals; :00


Utah topped Stanford 82 to 77 in overtime in the West Regional semi final. Keith Van Horn and the Utes are headed to the regional finals.
SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/Golden Gofers vs. Tigers;


It's been an overtime night. Bobby Jackson scored five straight points in double-overtime and finished with 36 in the Golden Gophers' 90-to-84 win over Clemson.
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Rotary


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-3
GRAPHIC=final four


Salem is getting in on the N-C-double-A action.
Division Three's top teams will battle it out in the Roanoke Valley this weekend.
Along with the Final Four in Salem,
The city's Rotary Club will co-sponsor the new Jostens Trophy.
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SUPER=04-Salem; :00


The award will be given annually to the top player in Division Three starting with the 19-98 season.
The club also announced the formation of the Wooldridge scholarship, in honor of retiring ODAC commissioner Dan Wooldridge.
The player of the year's university will receive 500-dollars a year.
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((MARK HENRICKSON/SALEM ROTARY CLUB:)) ((DAN WOOLDRIDGE/RETIRING ODAC COMMISSIONER:))
SUPER=01-Mark Henrickson/Salem Rotary Club; :00
SUPER=01-Dan Wooldridge/Retiring ODAC Commissioner; :15
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VO-NAT CON'T
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On Monday the ODAC is expected to name Brad Bankston as the ODAC's new commissioner, but Dan won't be disappearing.
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((DAN WOOLDRIDGE:))
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2MIL-HOOPS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Melanie
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=news 7 sports
The upcoming chance to sink a basket could translate into cold hard cash---

two million dollars worth for a New York man.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;

10:15:02
David Deas was chosen from a field of three-thousand to shoot a halftime basket next Friday's Nets- Nicks game.
It may seem like a long shot, but Deas says he's faced bigger challenges, making a comeback from the August day in 19-91 when a stray bullet slammed into his back while he was sitting on the stoop of his Brooklyn brownstone.
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