12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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In Grand Forks, North Dakota it's a city under water and the river keeps rising.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And Danville Goodyear workers are among thousands nationwide on strike this afternoon.
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TALENT=Patrick
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


Stick around News 7 at Noon is next.

E-Goodyear


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


Talks have resumed this afternoon in Cincinnati, Ohio between tiremaker Goodyear and striking United Steelworkers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


The strike has put some 18-hundred Goodyear workers on the picket line in Danville.
Nationwide 12-thousand workers in seven states walked off the job this weekend just before their contract expired.
They want better pay and benefits.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


The union also is concerned about job security and outsourcing of work.

E-Danville-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=dal
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=shooting


A Danville boy is still in serious condition with multiple gun shot wounds.
It happened at about
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;

9-15 Saturday night.
Police say Reggie Clay Hutchins was shot at his home on Lee Street.
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SOT 3:55:25
IN Q=THE DOOR BELL

((CAROLYN HUTCHINS/REGGIE'S MOTHER: THE DOOR BELL RANG AND REGGIE OPENED THE DOOR AND WHO EVER IT WAS JUST STARTED SHOOTING. I DON'T KNOW IF THEY REALIZED THEY WERE SHOOTING A 10 YEAR OLD.))
SUPER=01-Carolyn Hutchins/Reggie's Mother;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=A 10 YEAR OLD
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VO-NAT


The ten- year- old was shot in the chest and shoulder.
He is in serious but stable condition.
His mother says the shooting was payback for her family's effort to clean up the neighborhood.
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SOT 3:54:35
IN Q=WE DON'T WANT

((WE DON'T WANT DRUG DEALERS IN OUR COMMUNITY AND WE SPOKE UP ABOUT IT. NOT DIRECTLY TO THEM BUT THEY'VE SEEN THE POLICE COMING AND GOING. I THINK IT WAS A VENGEANCE TYPE OF THING. THEY WANTED TO GET BACK AT MY HUSBAND AND MYSELF AND REGGIE JUST HAPPENED TO BE THE ONE THAT WAS HURT.))
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OUT Q=THAT WAS HURT
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=shooting


Investigators have not confirmed the motive for the shooting.
An arrest has not been made .

Car-Gas-Ax


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


Seventy-five foot flames melted a hotel sign after a car crashed into a Natural Gas Station in Blacksburg yesterday, creating a major leak.
Police say 21- year- old Gerald Close lost control of his car on South Main and crashed into the gas station.
Close and his passenger, Virginia Tech student Maria Goldsby suffered multiple injuries and burns.

Bedford-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=fatal Accident


A young Vinton girl died in a two car accident in Bedford County yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Police say a pick up truck rear ended the car eleven- year- old Allison Brittany Fullen was riding in after it pulled out onto route 24 and then stalled.
Fullen was pronounced dead at Roanoke Community Hospital.
Police are not releasing any information on the others involved in the crash.
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Kroger-Robbery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bde
TAPE#97-20
GRAPHIC=bomb threat


State police in Smyth County are holding two Tennessee men for possession of a fake explosive device.
The men, Leo and Donnie Davis will be charged today in Friday's false bomb threat at the Hollins Kroger store.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Friday;


Police evacuated the store, after a robbery attempt Friday afternoon.
The manager said a man demanded money and threatened to blow up the store.
The manager told the man he would get the cash, slipped out the back door and called police.
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Bomb-threats


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=bomb threat


It was a rush hour nightmare in and around London this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-London, England;


A series of bomb threats forced the evacuation of major rail and subway stations and shut down the city's major airports, including Heathrow International.
Some highways were also closed.
So far, no explosions have been reported and there's been no claim of responsibility.
But the Irish Republican Army admitted it was behind similar threats, which disrupted traffic in NORTHERN England on Friday.
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Plane-search


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


The Air Force today is hoping to get ground crews to the area where they think a missing warplane crashed into a Colorado mountain.
But high winds and new snow could delay that.
Diana Olick has the latest.
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SOT

10:00:00
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Diana Olick/Reporting; :00
SUPER=01-Nels Running/U.S. Air Force; :14
SUPER=03-Near Eagle, CO; :21
RUNS=1:28
OUT Q=CBS NEWS Denver.

(( AIR FORCE OFFICIALS SAY AN ARMY NATIONAL GUARD HELICOPTER WAS THE FIRST TO SPOT WHAT RESCUE CREWS HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR FOR NEARLY THREE WEEKS...METAL PROTRUDING FROM THE SNOW.
MAJ. GEN. NELS RUNNING, USAF "It is our collective judgment that what we have seen is likely to be A-10 pieces."
BUT THE PIECES ARE ON A STEEP SLOPE, SOUTH OF NEW YORK MOUNTAIN AND WITH HEAVY CLOUD COVER AND THE THREAT OF MORE SNOW, GROUND CREWS ARE UNABLE TO GET IN TO CONFIRM THE SIGHTING. OFFICIALS HAVE SENT AN A-10 PILOT OUT BY AIR TO VIEW THE WRECKAGE, AND HE AGREES IT LOOKS LIKE THE MISSING BOMBER. GEN. RUNNING: You see the distinctive yellow paint underneath the grey paint and that looks consistent with a military plane.
RESCUE CREWS HAVE BEEN SEARCHING THE NY MOUNTAIN AREA SINCE APRIL SECOND, WHEN THE PILOT, CAPTAIN CRAIG BUTTON, LEFT FORMATION DURING A TRAINING MISSION OVER ARIZONA AND FLEW TOWARD THE COLORADO ROCKIES. SEVERAL WITNESSES FROM THE GROUND SAY SMOKE, OR BRIGHT GLOWS IN THE NY MOUNTAIN AREA AND OTHERS HEARD AN EXPLOSION. OFFICIALS ARE STILL UNSURE WHEN THEY CAN GET GROUND CREWS TO THE AREA. RUNNING:There is no way to get there easily.
THEY HAVE NO INFORMATION YET AS TO WHETHER OR NOT CAPTAIN BUTTON IS WITH THE APPARENT WRECKAGE.
DIANA OLICK, CBS NEWS, DALLAS.))

Flooding


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


Authorities in Grand Forks, North Dakota say it could be six weeks before residents can begin returning home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Grand Forks, ND;


The Red River is expected to crest there today 26 feet above flood stage.
The River already covers 70 percent of the city and most of Grand Fork's 50-thousand residents have evacuated.
The city's hospital has also been shut down and the University has cancelled the rest of its semester and graduation.
Firefighters spent much of the weekend battling a fire that
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Missing-Girl


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


Texas police today are checking whether a body found near Houston is that of a missing 12- year- old girl.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Friendswood, TX;


Laura Smither has not been seen since she left her home in Friendswood April third to go jogging.
Yesterday a man and his son found a decapitated body in Pasadena, Texas some ten miles from Laura's home.
Authorities say identification could take several days.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE/

BOY-FOUND


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Wipe/wipe/wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Riverside Co., CA;


The family of an abducted California boy is appealing for help to find the child's killer.
The body of ten- year- old Anthony Martinez was discovered over the weekend in a remote desert area about 130 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
SUPER=@file;


Anthony was abducted from an alley behind his home April fourth.
There are no suspects so far, but investigators have released a sketch of a slim, white man with blue eyes and a mustache.
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City-Budget


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=roanoke city seal


Roanoke City Manager Bob Herbert is recommending a budget that includes a one- cent reduction in the real estate tax rate.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Herbert unveiled the 161- million dollar spending plan this morning.
Even with the tax rate reduction, the budget represents a five and a half percent increase in spending.
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SOT
IN Q=I would have to say

((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THAT I THINK THIS IS A GOOD BUDGET FOR THE PEOPLE OF ROANOKE. IT DOES ALLOW US TO MAINTAIN SERVICES. IT MAKES IMPROVEMENTS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND REALLY POSITIONS US TO MOVE FORWARD IN A PROGRESSIVE MANNER.))
SUPER=@Herbert;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=in a progressive manner.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


The budget will eliminate 47 full- time positions as the city automates trash collection and transfers the city nursing home to a private operator.
Employees affected by the downsizing will be able to transfer to other city jobs.

E-Job-Fair


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-11
GRAPHIC=none


Graduation is fast approaching and for some, that means time to look for a job.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


More than 300 high school seniors came out with resumes in hand to the annual Roanoke Area Job Opportunities Convention.
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SOT 10:29:15
IN Q=I am impressed

((KRISTI WEISE/LORD BOTETOURT SENIOR: I AM IMPRESSED WITH THE COUNTY OF ROANOKE BECAUSE THEY HAVE THIS PROGRAM FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION-- CHILDREN THAT I LIKE TO WORK WITH, AND IT'S A SUMMER JOB THAT I'M LOOKING FOR SO, THEY HAVE THAT AVAILABLE TO ME. ))
SUPER=01-Kristi Weise/Lord Botetourt Senior;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=available to me
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VO-NAT


Michael Andrews left the fair with a job waiting for him after graduation at Precision Fabrics.
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SOT 10:17:40
IN Q=I was expecting

((MICHAEL ANDREWS/PATRICK HENRY SENIOR: I WAS EXPECTING TO GET INTERVIEWED, BUT I REALLY WASN'T EXPECTING TO GET HIRED.))
SUPER=01-Michael Andrews/Patrick Henry Senior;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=to get hired
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VO-NAT


Nearly 60 area businesses set up shop at the fair.
Representatives say they've been impressed with the students.
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SOT 10:40:57
IN Q=WE look for absolutely

((BERT THOMPSON/CONNEX PIPE SYSTEMS: WE LOOK FOR ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING, AND THAT'S WHAT'S HERE-- ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING. THE KIDS ARE PREPARED. THEY'RE READY AND WE'RE READY. I'M VERY IMPRESSED.))
SUPER=01-Bert Thompson/Connex Pipe Systems;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=very impressed
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VO-NAT


The school systems taking part in the event included Roanoke, Salem, as well as the counties of Roanoke, Botetourt, and Craig.
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E-Feedback


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=feedback


Governor Allen's decision to designate April as Confederate History and Heritage Month is again the focus of our viewer mail.
Assignment Editor Joe McKean has this week's Feedback.
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SOT
IN Q=We have Black History
RUNS=1:08
OUT Q=McKean, News-7.


(( "We have Black History Month each February. Why isn't there a White History Month?" wrote a viewer from Pulaski.
"I feel that we are still paying for the past (as whites). Let it go! It is done and over with. Stop making us feel guilty of the past, something we had nothing to do with! It is time to grow up and move on."
And from Hillsville came this note:
"Personally, I feel he has been our best Governor and is very honest and straightforward. We have Black History Month, TV shows that are all Black, Black Miss America and the list goes on. All groups should have the same rights to celebrate their heritage and if someone doesn't want to celebrate that is also their right. I hope Governor Allen sticks to his guns."
If you'd like to take part in the debate on this issue, or some other topic in the news, address your letter to News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke Virginia, 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 343-7269.
For email, the address is news@wdbj7.com.
And don't forget our on-line moderated forum on our web page: www.wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))


E-Pit-Stop


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=none


Martinsville businesses are providing race day motorists with some "pit-stops" of their own.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


The Plateau Plaza started the practice during the fall racing season.
There was a steady flow of business all day.
Management says twice as many people hit the pits this year now that the word is out.
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SOT 22:36:46
IN Q=WE DO, DO

((DEBORAH RUSSELL/BOJANGLE'S: WE DO, DO IT FOR THE RACE FANS. IT MAKES IT EASY SOME OF THEM DRIVE RIGHT UP AND WE JUST HAND IT TO THEM. THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE TO GET OUT OF THEIR CAR.))
SUPER=01-Deborah Russell/Bojangles';
RUNS=:08
OUT Q= OF THEIR CAR(LAUGHING)
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VO-NAT


In the pits, race fans were able to top-off their tanks, check their tires and load up on refreshments.
Russell says the pit-stop will be open every race day.
And if the business warrants, they may open the pit for everyday travelers as well.
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E-Local-Colors


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=none


Around the world in 80 days is no easy feat, but try one afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


That's exactly what you could have done yesterday, at Roanoke's annual Local Colors Festival.
A walk around the City Market took you through the sights and sounds of more than 40 countries.
Featured events included an international fashion show, all kinds of arts and crafts, and just about everywhere you went, someone was dancing.
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SOT 3:51:16
IN Q=you know without

((PEARL FU/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; YOU KNOW WITHOUT LEAVING ROANOKE YOU CAN TRAVEL FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY, LEARNING ABOUT THE CULTURES, TASTING AUTHENTIC FOODS AND SPREADING PEACE AND GOODWILL THROUGH OUT THE WHOLE MARKET AREA.))
SUPER=01-Pearl Fu/Executive Director;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=whole market area
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VO-NAT


Organizers say the Local Colors celebration makes the whole world a little bit smaller.
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SPACE-FUNERAL


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


It's being called the world's first space funeral.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Madrid, Spain;


A rocket blasted off from Madrid, Spain today carrying the ashes of 24 people.
The ashes are packaged in lipstick-sized capsules.
Among those whose remains are on board are Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and L-S-D advocate Timothy Leary.
The remains are expected to stay in orbit for up to ten years before re-entering the Earth's atmosphere and burning up.
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WEATHER
SUPER=300-47/76/N 7mph/29.77f/91/1985/31/1956;
SUPER=301-45/93/Calm/29.77f/91/1957/27/1983;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Occasional/Rain Likely/42-46/Cloudy/Drizzle Possible/60-64;
SUPER=331-Occasional/Rain Likely/44-48/Cloudy/Drizzle Possible/62-66;
SUPER=332-Rain/or Drizzle/38-42/Cloudy/Rain Possible/58-62;
SUPER=333-Occasional/Rain Likely/42-46/Cloudy/Drizzle Possible/54-58;
SUPER=334-Rain/& Drizzle/42-46/Cloudy/Rain Possible/58-62;
SUPER=X5001;



Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


Your 19-96 taxes may be a thing of the past, but in this week's edition of Common Sense, Len Besthoff has some advice for NEXT year.
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SOT
IN Q=Well now
SUPER=@Len1; :00
SUPER=01-Ethel Noell/Vinton Tax Service; :12
RUNS=:57
OUT Q=the newsdesk.

((
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SOT tape two 01:16:40
IN Q=Well now

(( Well now that the tax season is over you can't do much with your 1996 returns but Ethel Noell with Vinton Bookkeeping and Tax Service has a tip for 1997. ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=1997.
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SOT TAPE two 01:03:54
IN Q=Several years

((ETHEL NOELL/VINTON BOOKKEEPING AND TAX SERVICE: SEVERAL YEARS AGO THE INTERNAL REVENUE DISALLOWED US TO USE THE INTEREST ON AUTOMOBILES. SO CONSEQUENTLY IF YOU HAVE AVAILABLE TO YOU, AN EQUITY LINE ON YOUR HOME, YOU CAN USE YOUR EQUITY LINE TO PURCHASE THE AUTOMOBILE, THE INTEREST THEN BECOMES EQUITY LINE INTEREST, AND IT'S USABLE ON YOUR INCOME TAX RETURN IF YOU'RE ITEMIZING. UNDERSTAND THAT IF YOU'RE GOING TO DO THAT, THAT YOU FIGURE UP WHAT THAT CAR PAYMENT WOULD BE OVER A THREE YEAR PERIOD AND PAY IT OFF, DON'T DRAG IT OUT FOR 20 YEARS OR YOU'LL HAVE A CAR THAT WAS AN UPSIDE DOWN LOAN, YOU'LL PAY QUITE A BIT MORE FOR IT THAN YOU WOULD HAVE NECESSARILY HAD TO.))
RUNS=:41
OUT Q=had to.
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SOT TAPE TWO 1:17:01
IN Q=I'm Len Besthoff

((I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=newsdesk.))


Boston-Marathon


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=boston marathon


They're off and running through the streets of Boston this afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Boston, MA;


Close to 11-thousand athletes are taking part in the 101st Boston Marathon.
Last year's winners are in today's field of racers.
They are defending men's champ Moses Tanui (tah-NOO'-ee) and women's champ Uta Pippig (OO'-tah PIHP'-ihg).
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SCOTUS


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=supreme court


The Supreme Court has handed a victory to female college athletes.
The court has upheld lower court rulings that Brown University discriminated against women because it provided fewer opportunities for women to play intercollegiate sports.
Women at the school claimed the Rhode Island university violated a 19-72 law known as Title Nine.
The law is credited by many with changing the face of women's sports.

Race


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of R-36)
GRAPHIC=Martinsville 50th


Thousands were in attendance in Martinsville yesterday for the Goody's 500.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Goody's 500; :00


Jeff Gordon made it known he would not be stopped as he took over the race by the 100- lap mark.
His biggest problems came from other cars trying to avoid getting lapped.
On lap 328 Jimmy Spencer took Gordon through the spin cycle in turn four.
He fell back to third, but not for long.
He would lead the final 125 circuits to win his second straight in Martinsville and his second straight on the short tracks this year.
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SOT
IN Q=well you know

((WELL YOU KNOW I'VE ALWAYS BEEN TOLD SHORT TRACKS ARE WHERE CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE WON AND WE FOCUSED VERY HARD ON THEM. I'VE HAD TO LEARN A LOT AT MARTINSVILLE AND AT BRISTOL AND NORTH WILKESBORO EVEN THOUGH ITS NOT HERE ANYMORE YOU KNOW I THINK I LEARNED A LOT FROM THOSE TRACKS.))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Goody's 500 Winner;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=from those tracks.
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VO-NAT


Bobby Hamilton finished a strong second. Mark Martin who started 40th came in third. Terry Labonte finished third. Rusty Wallace finished fifth.
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Avalanche


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of S6-28)
GRAPHIC=Avalanche Logo


The sun's rays were not the only things beating the Salem Avalanche yesterday.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Indians; :


The Kinston Indians came to Salem ready to play.
The Avalanche's Ben Petrick hits a line drive to right centerfield for the score.
But the Indians got in two runs. Ricky Gonzales hits a fly ball to centerfield a runner tags at third and scores and Kinston took the lead.
John McDonald SUPER=37-Kinston/7/Salem/4/;hits a line drive to left

centerfield scoring a runner from second to make it 5 to 3 Indians and Kinston holds on to win the game 7 to 4.
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Fleming-Band


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=none


The William Fleming high school band took a trip to Disney World over the weekend.
And members came back this morning with more than souvenirs and tans.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The band took part in the All American Music Festival at the Florida resort over the weekend.
And the band won first place in its division.
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SOT
IN Q=I don't know

((JOHN WRIGHT/BAND DIRECTOR: I DON'T KNOW HOW FAR IN FRONT WE WERE FROM THE OTHER PEOPLE BUT WE BROUGHT THE TROPHY HOME, I GUESS THAT'S WHAT MATTERS. THE KIDS WERE VERY EXCITED. THIS IS THE FIRST TROPHY OF THIS MAGNITUDE THE SCHOOLS HAS WON WITH THE BAND PROBABLY SINCE THE MIDDLE SIXTIES.))
SUPER=01-John Wright/Band Director
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=middle sixties.
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VO-NAT


Some 25 schools from 15 states were on hand for the festival.
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Cat-Pole


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net (06:17:05)-newsreel
GRAPHIC=none


If you think getting your cat stuck in a tree is bad, try a utility pole.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sanliurfa, Turkey;


This cat in southeastern Turkey managed to get itself up the pole, but coming down was a different matter.
People called its name and coaxed it with food to no avail.
The fire department had to put up the ladder--- and with a flying leap the

cat was down the ladder and free. (----------------)