12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


A surprise attack ends the four month old hostage situation in Peru.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And after swamping Grand Forks, North Dakota, the Red River is now threatening Canada.
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TALENT=Patrick
SS=None



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ANCHOR=Melanie


Peru


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


Stung by the sudden hostage rescue yesterday in Lima Peru, Tupac Amaru rebels are said to be planning revenge.
C-B-S News reports the group claims to have 200 fighters ready to hit military and economic targets.
Yesterday afternoon Peruvian soldiers stormed the Japanese Ambassador's home freeing 71 hostages held captive by the rebels since December.
Jim Axelrod has the story.
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SUPER=03-Lima, Peru; :03
SUPER=01-Jim Axelrod/Reporting; :34
RUNS=1:13
OUT Q=CBS NEWS LIMA PERU;

(( What no one could resolve in 126 days...took less than half an hour to settle Tuesday afternoon in Peru.
71 of the 72 hostages inside the Japanese Ambassador's residence were freed in broad daylight...by a strike force of 140 soldiers.
All 14 Tupac Amaru rebels were killed as several hostages tell it...10 of the rebels...including their leader Nestor Cerpa Cartolini were playing soccer on the ground floor of the residence when several explosions went off underneath them. The commandos rushed in firing. The one dead hostage was a Peruvian Supreme Court Justice...apparently of a heart attack. 25 others were hurt.
Among those freed...2 dozen Japanese...including their ambassador. The Bolivian ambassador walked away as well.
nat/Fujimori at compound
President Alberto Fujimori did not share his plans with the governments of Japan or Bolivia. Some of the hostages report they had ten minutes warning although they won't say how.
nat/Fujimori at compound
Soon after the operation was over...Fujimori arrived at the scene...his brother among those freed. He passed around congratulations to the troops...and then led everyone in an emotional rendition of the Peruvian national anthem.
nat/sound up national anthem
Jim Axelrod, CBS News, Lima, Peru.))

FLOODING


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


The Raging Red River is forcing more evacuations this afternoon.
Residents in smaller towns on both sides of the North Dakota- Canada border have been ordered out.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Grand Forks, ND;


There's fear their towns will meet the same fate as Grand Forks.
The city of 50-thousand is largely submerged.
President Clinton toured the area by helicopter yesterday and also visited evacuees at an Air Force base.
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4:44:33
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=THIS TERRIBLE DISASTER/(Nats applause/cheering)
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VO-NAT


The President promised half a billion dollars in flood relief.
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WIPE WIPE WIPE

tornado


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE/WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rainsville, AL;


It's not floodwaters but a twister that's brought devastation to an Alabama town.
A tornado hit Rainsville yesterday injuring close to a dozen people.
It also damaged or destroyed some 20 commercial buildings and close to 50 homes.
The National Guard was called in last night to protect the town.
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E-Blue-bird


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=New Jobs


Des-Champs (duh-shamps) labs may be breathing new life into a dormant factory that helped sustain the Rockbridge County area for years.
The planned expansion could create 75 jobs at the Old Blue Bird Bus factory.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Buena Vista/1996;


Instead of picking up the entire two point 65 million dollars for the property, Des-Champs (duh-shamps) will pay around one point 85 million dollars.
The rest will be shelled out by Rockbridge County, Lexington, and Buena Vista.
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SOT 9:01:04
IN Q=

((WE'RE KIND OF BREAKING NEW GROUND, AS FAR AS AN AGREEMENT. AND IT WILL BE AN AGREEMENT WHERE THERE WILL BE REVENUE SHARING ON REAL ESTATE AND PP TAX OVER THE YEARS. ))
SUPER=01-Bobby Berkstresser/Rockbridge Co. Supervisor;
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OUT Q=THE YEARS
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VO-NAT


The Blue Bird plant and 30 acres of land will go to Des-champs (duh-shamps) labs.
That leaves 46 acres of prime land.
The three municipalities will share an industrial park on the site.
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SOT 9:03:56
IN Q=

((THIS IS GOING TO GIVE US INSTANT INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY THAT ALREADY HAS WATER, SEWER, GAS, AND SO NOT ONLY DOES IT LOOK LIKE IT'S A GOOD DEAL WORKING WITH DOCTOR DES-CHAMPS, BUT IT GIVES US A QUICK POTENTIAL TO BRING OTHER INDUSTRIES IN.))
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OUT Q=other industries in
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VO-NAT


Lexington and Rockbridge County still have to formally approve the deal.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Buena Vista City Council approved the agreement by a 4 to 3 vote, but the agreement is being challenged.
Some council members say the city will lose out financially in the deal-- The issue will be taken up this Thursday at the City Council meeting.

E-Chisholm


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=none


The man who confessed to firebombing The Corner Store in Roanoke says he'll testify against the Abed family.
Twenty-eight- year-old Robert Wayne Chisholm Junior, pleaded guilty to racketeering and conspiracy charges, and using a molotov cocktail to commit a violent crime.
In return, the government dropped arson and drug charges.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Chisholm admitted he threw the firebomb into the Corner Store, but told authorities Rod Abed, Omar Abed and (Oh-BAWDya Abed) Obadya Abed helped plan and carry out the crime.
SUPER=03-Abingdon;


Chisholm faces 30 years to life in prison, but is hoping for leniency in exchange for his testimony.
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IN Q=

((TOM BONDURANT/PROSECUTOR: UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS THE JUDGE CAN GO UNDER THAT IF HE RENDERS WHAT IS CALLED, A PROCEDURE THAT'S CALLED A MOTION FOR SUBSTANTIAL ASSISTANCE, WHICH MEANS HE TESTIFIES HONESTLY AND TRUTHFULLY IN THE CASE WHEN IT COMES TO TRIAL. ))
SUPER=01-Tom Bondurant/Prosecutor;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q= comes to trial.
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VO-NAT


Chisholm's case was heard in Abingdon, where he's being held for safety reasons.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Chisholm got to know the Abeds during a three-month period in which he frequented one of their restaurants.
It's expected authorities will use his testimony to help prove the restaurant was a front for the family's alleged narcotics trade.

JMU-Murders


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


Police have charged a 24- year- old man in connection with the murders of two James Madison University students last October.
Brent Simmons was arrested in Ohio yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Harrisonburg/October 1996;


Simmons is accused of killing his EX- girlfriend, Ann Margaret Olson and Olson's new boyfriend, Keith O'Connell.
Both were shot in the head at O'Connell's Harrisonburg apartment.
Simmons is awaiting extradition.
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ok-trial


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=ok trial


Opening statements are set to begin Thursday in the trial of Oklahoma City bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh.
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VO-NAT


The jury was officially selected yesterday in Denver.
Jurors' names, backgrounds, attitudes and race are not being disclosed.
And the judge is using a bingo-style system of numbers to shield their identities.
But sources close to the case say the jury consists of seven men and five women.
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AUTO-STRIKE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=strike


Supplies of some of G-M and Chrysler's most popular models are increasingly threatened as more United Auto Workers walk off the job.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pontiac, MI;


U-A-W workers at G- M's Pontiac East plant near Detroit went on strike early this morning.
G-M's Chevrolet Malibu and Oldsmobile Cutlass plant in Oklahoma City has been shut down since April 4th in a dispute over staffing levels.
And a strike at a Chrysler engine plant in Detroit has idled some 23-thousand Chrysler workers.
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E-Domestic-Violence


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=domestic violence


Southwest Virginia has had its share of domestic disputes turn deadly in recent weeks.
It is too early to know if this is a growing trend, but it's the ugliest evidence of the changing face of domestic violence in Virginia.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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IN Q=Are they dead
SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 2; :06!
SUPER=01-Kristi Van Audenhove/VADV; :16
SUPER=03-Hillsville/April 3; :21
SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:17
RUNS=1:33
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

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sot ortiz tape 97-5

((ORTIZ: ARE THEY DEAD MAN? I'M ASKING YOU ARE THEY DEAD? bystander: I DON'T KNOW!))
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In a frightening series of recent crimes in southwest Virginia, they have been dead.
Wives, girlfriends, children, mothers.
It mirrors what hotline workers are hearing.
SOT 11:16:36

((KRISTI VAN AUDENHOVE/VIRGINIANS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: THE THINGS THAT WOMEN ARE EXPERIENCING ARE MUCH MORE HIDEOUS TO LISTEN TO.))
RUNS=:05


A statewide hotline's been getting 2000 calls a month -- double what it got before the OJ Simpson case -- and on top of what 43 local hotlines get. LAY IN PRE-PRO PAGE ONE HERE
But the homicide numbers Virginia keeps show very little's changed in the last five years.
Homicides involving a spouse or boy or girlfriend were 12-point-4 percent of all Virginia murders in 1991.
They're up only slightly as a percentage. END PAGE ONE HERE
LAY IN PRE-PRO PAGE ONE HERE
Homicides of other family members are about equal as a percentage of overall murders in the same five year snapshot. END PAGE TWO HERE

SOT 11:19:15

((KRISTI VAN AUDENHOVE/VIRGINIANS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: I THINK WE'VE DONE A GOOD JOB IN EDUCATING THE POTENTIAL VICTIMS.))
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SOT 11:19:27

((KRISTI VAN AUDENHOVE/VIRGINIANS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: WHAT WE HAVEN'T MADE A DENT IN IS THE NUMBER OF MEN WHO FEEL ENTITLED TO ENGAGE IN THIS BEHAVIOR OR IN THE LEVEL OF VIOLENCE THAT THEY'RE GOING TO PERPETRATE.))
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These are men with incredible jealousies, who can't live without the woman they feel they own.
SOT 11:06:31

((KRISTI VAN AUDENHOVE/VIRGINIANS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: AND THEY OFTEN HAVE VERY STRONG FEELINGS THAT SHE'S NOT GOING TO LIVE WITHOUT THEM EITHER.))
RUNS=:06


There is some good news among the body bags.
SOT 11:08:11

((KRISTI VAN AUDENHOVE/VIRGINIANS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: VIRGINIA HAS PASSED SOME OF THE-- I THINK WHAT IS THE LEADING EDGE LEGISLATION IN THE COUNTRY.))
RUNS=:10


Those laws take effect July first.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Gypsy-thefts


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=roanoke city seal


Roanoke is the target of a traveling band of burglars.
The thieves, sometimes called "gypsies", move from city to city, targeting homes in upscale neighborhoods.
At least two Roanoke homes have been robbed recently.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Police say the burglars work in small teams.
A man will drop two women off in a neighborhood.
One will strike up a conversation with a resident while the other breaks in the back of the house.
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SOT 9:47:25
IN Q=when you're

((SGT. R.L. ARRINGTON/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT.; WHEN YOU'RE OUT WORKING IN YOUR YARD, PREOCCUPIED OUTSIDE THE HOUSE, ON THE PORCH OR WHATEVER, LOCK YOUR HOUSE, LOCK ALL THE OTHER DOORS TO YOUR HOUSE SO SOMEONE CAN'T SLIP IN THE BACK WHEN YOU'RE OCCUPIED IN FRONT.))
SUPER=01-R.L. Arrington/Roanoke Police Dept.
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=occupied in front
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Police say if you see suspicious activity in your neighborhood, you should call 9-1-1.

P-Stovall


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-19
GRAPHIC=Education


Roanoke County's School Board chair says he has big plans.
Mike Stovall yesterday threw his hat in the ring for another term.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Stovall says he's concerned proposed tougher academic standards are only geared toward college-bound students-- leaving vocational students out of the new plans.
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SOT 15:38:52
IN Q=YOUR LIGHTS

((MIKE STOVALL/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: YOUR LIGHTS ARE PUT IN, YOUR BRICKS ARE LAID, YOUR PLUMBING PUT IN BY PEOPLE THAT CHOSE A VOCATION. IF THEY ADD MORE CLASSES TO THEM-- THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO CUT A BUNCH OF CREDITS. ))
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Stovall's campaign will also focus on the importance of capital improvements in the county's school system.
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SOT 15:39:47
IN Q=we're going

((MIKE STOVALL: WE'RE GOING TO THE CITIZENS, AND SAY THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO BUILD, AND WITH THIS BEING WHAT WE NEED TO BUILD, THEN FROM THERE WE'LL GET THE FUNDING.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=GET THE FUNDING
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VO-NAT


So far Stovall is the only announced School Board candidate.
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E-VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=VMI


This school year is not yet over and already the Lexington campus is filled with optimism about the first year of co-education.
Virginia Military Institute officials say they're impressed with the credentials of the young women who've applied to the school.
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IN Q=We didn't know how many young women

((TERRI REDDINGS/ASST. DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS: WE DIDN'T KNOW EXACTLY HOW MANY YOUNG WOMEN WOULD BE INTERESTED IN THE OPPORTUNITY, BUT WE'VE BEEN JUST EXTREMELY WELL- PLEASED WITH THE YOUNG WOMEN AND THE ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS THEY POSSESS.))
SUPER=01-Terri Reddings/Asst. Director of Admissions;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=they possess.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;


V-M-I officials expect 25 to 30 women to join the rat line in August.
Current Cadets have completed a series of meetings to prepare them for the integration of women.
Both students and school officials say they're hopeful that V-M-I will avoid problems the Citadel faced.
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SOT
IN Q=When you have four women

((TOM WARBURTON/VMI CADET: WHEN YOU HAVE FOUR WOMEN, THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO BLEND INTO THE CORPS. THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO BE RATS LIKE THE REST OF THE CADETS. WHEN WE BRING IN 25 TO 30, IT WILL BE A MUCH DIFFERENT SITUATION.))
SUPER=01-Tom Warburton/VMI Cadet;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=different situation.
ANCHOR=
SS=HOLD


The women will take their place in the corps of cadets in mid- August.

Scotus


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=supreme court 4106


The Supreme Court says it will decide by July whether the line item veto approved by Congress is constitutional.
The justices say they will give fast-track review to a lower court ruling that struck down the law.

Star-Repairs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=roanoke city seal


The Mill Mountain Star is getting a new shine, but the Roanoke symbol is going dark for the next couple of months.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


This morning, workmen from Kinsey Crane and Sign Company began removing the star's neon tubing.
By the time the work is completed in mid to late June, the entire structure will be refurbished and repainted.
The project will cost 60- thousand dollars, and city officials hope it will keep the Star in good repair for the next 20 years.
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E-La-Maison


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#597-20
GRAPHIC=NONE


From the butcher block to the auction block, La Maison (may-zon) is no longer serving dinner, the place is up for sale.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 11


Monday, May 12th the restaurant and everything in it- go up for auction.
The bidding starts at 10am.
La Maison went out of business last winter, after the man who was trying to buy it could not complete the financing.
Tables, chairs, silverware, a grand piano- Everything will be sold to the highest bidders.
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WEATHER
SUPER=300-49/86/NE 5mph/29.57f/91/1985/32/1982;
SUPER=301-46/93/NE 9mph/29.57f/91/1980/32/1936;

Forecasts
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SUPER=330-Occasional/Light Rain/40-44/Cloudy & Breezy/Showers/52-56;
SUPER=331-Occasional/Light Rain/42-46/Cloudy & Breezy/Showers/53-57;
SUPER=332-Light Rain/or Drizzle/36-40/Morning Fog/Showers/50-54;
SUPER=333-Occasional/Light Rain/38-42/Cloudy & Breezy/Showers/51-55;
SUPER=334-Light Rain/or Drizzle/36-40/Morning Fog/Showers/52-56;
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Tiger


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-1
SS=fuzzy zoeller


On the P-G-A tour--rather than working on his swing, Fuzzy Zoeller is exercising damage control.
Last night his sponsor K-Mart dropped him because of comments Fuzzy made concerning Tiger Woods.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Augusta, GA/1997 Masters; :00


During the 19-97 Masters, Zoeller made what appeared to be a racially charged remark about the newly crowned champ on tape for the C-N-N Program, "Pro Golf Weekly."
Zoeller told the reporter to congratulate Tiger and tell him not to serve fried chicken next year at the championship dinner, where the winner picks the menu.
Fuzzy is in Greensboro this week for the Greensboro Chrysler Classic, and he had this to say about his recent comments.
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SOT
IN Q="I meant it as...

((FUZZY ZOELLER/PGA TOURING PRO:))
SUPER=01-Fuzzy Zoeller/PGA Touring Pro; :00
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=...I respect that."
ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=TIGER


No comment at this time from Tiger, who is skipping this week's event in Greensboro.

Express


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-97
GRAPHIC=Express


The Roanoke Express held Appreciation Night at the Roanoke Civic Center auditorium last night.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Head coach Frank Anzalone was on hand, along with players, to talk hockey with season ticket holders and sponsors.
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SOT
IN Q=obviously

((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:)) ((JEFF LODER/EXPRESS CENTER:))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Jeff Loder/Express Center; :12
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=...all season long"
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VO-NAT(Con't)


G-M Pierre Paiement joined in on the food and fun,
that included a video of the season.
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SOT
IN Q="Really

((KATE STEVENS/EXPRESS FAN:)) ((PIERRE PAIEMENT/EXPRESS GENERAL MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Kate Stevens/Express Fan; :00
SUPER=01-Pierre Paiement/Express General Manager;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=...this year"
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Series


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


Coming up tonight on News 7 at 6 and 11--Len Besthoff begins a series of reports "Hopping Mad at N-S". Take Fullscreen Graphic
One of this area's largest employers and best known corporate citizens has a practice which many people find distasteful. Employees on Norfolk Southern trains use plastic bags to relieve themselves--the "dry hopper" system--and residents claim, the bags end up tossed off the trains onto private property.
ANCHOR=Melanie


Len will report on the problem and N-S' response to criticism of the practice. That's "Hopping Mad at N-S" tonight on News 7 at 6 and 11...
(Prime Time Promo- ad lib)


Cat-Snake


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of 04:35:20)
GRAPHIC=None


You've heard of a snake charmer, but what about a snake that does the charming?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;


Meet Rolly and Leila.
Leila is your typical finicky house cat, and Rolly seems to be the only one who can charm her.
The two unusual companions take naps together and occassionally go for a walk. (----------------) That is, until Leila decides it's nap time again.