12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


The two hostages have been freed, but the standoff continues in west Texas.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


President Clinton appeals to young Americans to pitch in and help out in their communties.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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News 7 at Noon is next.

Airport


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


A Continental plane with one engine out has just landed at Roanoke Regional Airport.
The 7-37 has 100 passengers on board.
Few other details are available; News 7 has a crew at the airport and will have more information as it becomes available.

VOLUNTEER-Summit


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


President Clinton and some other big names are hoping to make community service a national habit.
Mr. Clinton, three past presidents, and retired General Colin Powell are in Philadelphia for day two of the National Volunteer Summit.
Their goal is inspire a new spirit of service.
Byron Pitts joins us with more. ******take from NEWSPATH*****
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SUPER=01-Colin Powell/Summit Chairman;
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OUT Q=BACK TO YOU.

(( Security's tight. The lines long. But no one seemed to mind.
`I'VE BEEN HERE SINCE 5-THIS MORNING. I'M JUST GLAD THE PRESIDENTIAL SUMMIT IS BEING HELD IN PHILADELPHIA. THE CITY OF BROTHERLY LIVE." :07
Today it's the city of high expectations.

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`IT'S A GREAT KICK OFF. BUT IT'S GOING TO TAKE A LOT OF WORK. IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN AUTOMATICALLY. NO ONE HAS A MAGIC WAN." :05
The day may lack magic, but there was one major moment.

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Three living Presidents, the wife of a fourth, two different Parties all in support of one movement.

SOT'S PRESIDENTS???


Politicians support. A general will lead it. A call for the nation to support two-million children at risk thru volunteer service.

SOT ((COLIN POWELL, SUMMIT CHAIRMAN)



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TEXAS


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


An armed standoff between law enforcement and a militant separatist group continues this afternoon in West Texas.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fort Davis, TX;


But the "Republic of Texas" group has released the two neighbors it took hostage yesterday.
The group exchanged the hostages early this morning for a jailed comrade.
That member, along with another who remains in jail, was arrested this weekend on a weapons charge.
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(( APPROXIMATELY AT MIDNIGHT ARRANGEMENTS WERE MADE TO EXCHANGE THE HOSTAGES FOR PRISONER. MR. AND MRS. ROWE (HOSTAGES) WERE TAKEN TO SAFETY." ))
SUPER=01-Lucilia Torres/Texas Dept. of Public Safety;
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VO-NAT


The group insists Texas is a separate country and is calling for a referendum on Texas independence.
Around 100 federal, state and local police officers remain outside the group's compound.
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OK-TRIAL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=ok trial


More dramatic testimony today at the trial of Oklahoma City bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK/April 1995;


The first witness being called is expected to be a fire department photographer who pulled injured children from the bombed out Murrah Federal building.
Survivor testimony Friday brought tears to the courtroom.
McVeigh faces murder and conspiracy charges in the April 19-95 bomb that killed 168 and injured hundreds more.
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E-Goodyear-Strike


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-16
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


It's week two in the strike against Goodyear that's spread across seven states.
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VO-NAT

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SUPER=03-Danville/Last Week;


The strike has put some two-thousand Danville workers on the picket line.
Little progress is reported from Cincinnati where management is in contract talks with the United Steelworkers Union.
Pay and job security are the key issues being negotiated.
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Radford-Arsenal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=layoffs


The Radford Army Ammunition Plant is cutting back.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape;


The arsenal is handing out pink slips to about 30 wage employees as of this Wednesday.
The lay off affects workers from four different areas of the plant.
In January the arsenal called about 75 PREVIOUSLY laid-off workers BACK to work in response to an increase in the number of first- quarter orders.
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Metro-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=accident


A morning bus ride ended suddenly when the driver accidentally struck a northwest Roanoke home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Witnesses say the bus hit a utility pole, then a pine tree, before plowing into the home on Troutland Avenue.
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SOT 0:17:44
IN Q=I run outside

((PHILLIP CARDWELL/RESIDENT: I RUN OUTSIDE, TRYING TO GET THEM OUT OF THE BUS, KNOWING THAT MY FAMILY WAS SAFE. THE BUS DRIVER, HE WAS STILL TRYING TO START IT, OR STEER THE BUS. HE SAID HE BLACKED OUT. I GUESS BY THE GRACE OF GOD WE WERE SAVED. ))
SUPER=01-Phillip Cardwell/Resident;
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OUT Q=we were saved.
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VO-NAT


None of the passengers on the bus was injured.
The driver was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
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Drug-lab


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


The men who built an elaborate drug laboratory INSIDE a 100- year- old hay barn pleaded guilty today in federal court.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-DEA Video


Drug enforcement agents came across the lab in the Penhook section of Franklin County last Summer.
After digging through the hay bales, agents found a trap door... inside: a state-of-the art stainless steel laboratory.
Eddie and Ronnie Meeks and Tracy Hancock pleaded guilty to manufacturing amphetamine AND marijuana.
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CAN-FLOODING


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


As some U-S towns along the Red River begin recovering, others brace for flooding.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Manitoba, Canada;


The surging "Red's" crest is heading into Canada.
Thousands of soldiers are building dikes in Manitoba.
SUPER=03-East Grand Forks, MN;


Meantime, travel between the flood-ravaged towns of Grand Forks, North Dakota, and East Grand
Forks, Minnesota, gets easier today. The first of four bridges

connecting the cities is reopening.
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Ramsey-reward


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


A one-hundred-thousand-dollar reward is being offered for information leading to the conviction of whomever killed Jon Benet Ramsey.
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VO-NAT


The offer appears in a Boulder newspaper ad which also includes a school photo of the young beauty queen.
It asks anyone with knowledge of the crime to contact the county's Crimestoppers number.
Police have yet to interview the JonBentet's parents about the murder.
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Trash-Tags


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=l'burg seal


After years of debate, Lynchburg's controversial trash tag system could finally be on the way out.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Four Lynchburg city council members announced this morning they have the votes to repeal the system within the next few weeks.
The councilmen say with the landfill running a budget surplus this year, asking residents to pay for trash pickup is an unnecessary tax.
They don't believe it will hurt the city's recycling efforts.
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((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: RECYCLING WAS GOING UP EVEN BEFORE THE TRASH TAG SYSTEM WAS IMPLEMENTED. I THINK WITH THE TRACK RECORD THAT THE CITIZENS OF LYNCHBURG HAVE OF VOLUNTEERING TO HELP IN THE EFFORTS PUT FORTH BY THE CITY, YOU'LL SEE THAT CITIZENS WILL STEP FORWARD JUST AS THEY HAVE IN THE PAST TO CONTINUE RECYCLING.))
SUPER=01-Robert Garber/Lynchburg Council Member; :00
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OUT Q=to continue recycling.
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VO-NAT


Garber plans to raise the trash tag issue at a council work session tomorrow.
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Robertson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Pat Robertson is facing criticism.
Two pilots for Robertson's Operation Blessing say that airplanes sent to Zaire for humanitarian relief were used instead for his diamond mine business.
Chief pilot Robert Hinkle said that only one or two of some 40 flights the planes made in Zaire over six months could be considered humanitarian.
He said the rest were mining-related.
A Robertson spokesman said the planes turned out to be unsuitable for medical relief and that Robertson reimbursed Operation Blessing.

Housing-Authority


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


The Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority has a new executive director.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


John Baker was introduced this morning at a Roanoke new conference.
He's currently the Director of Planning and Community Development for the Housing Authority in Richmond.
With more than 30 years experience in housing and community development, Baker says he's excited about the opportunity.
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((JOHN BAKER/NEW HOUSING AUTHORITY DIR.: IT WAS THE MATCH OF MY EXPERIENCE AND THE PROGRAMS IN THE CITY. I'VE HEARD EXTREMELY GOOD THINGS ABOUT ROANOKE AND I LOOK FORWARD TO BEING HERE AND SERVING THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE.))
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VO-NAT


Baker succeeds Neva Smith, who is retiring this month after four and half years in the position.
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E-Mabry-Mill


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-18
GRAPHIC=none


Get your cameras ready,
Mabry Mill and the surrounding park are opened this weekend.
The mill has the distinction of being the Blue Ridge Parkway's most photographed landmark.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;


The park had been closed while the staff made some repairs to the mill.
Maintenance workers spent last week dreging the mill's retaining pond.
Creeks and water from roadways filled the pond with mud and in some places the mud was higher than the water.
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((LESTER WOOD/BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY: IT'S FUNCTIONAL FOR DEMONSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY. WE GOT THE WATER DREDGED OUT AND WE'RE SIX FOOT DEEP WITH WATER AND ALL THE SEDIMENT IS GONE.))
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VO-NAT


Corn meal grinding and black smith demonstrations will start in late May.
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Plane


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jda
TAPE#none
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A plane reportedly with one engine out radioed in to Roanoke Regional Airport with the trouble.
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Joe Dashiell is at the airport.
Joe, what's happened out there?

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Common-Sense


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


The financial markets have given people a bit of a roller coaster this year.
Len Besthoff has an avenue of investment that deserves a second look in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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((
The Institute of Certified Financial Planners says that an often neglected asset category is real estate.
It has been in a slump the past decade, but some experts believe it's ready for a rebound.
There are several ways to invest in real estate.
You can buy individual properties, but this type of investing requires knowing the markets and being a landlord.
There are also limited partnerships, in which a small group of people invest in property managed by someone else.
A lot of people are now checking out real estate investment trusts, also known as REITs.
These companies pool a lot of investor money and purchase properties and mortgages.
Some REITs specialize in a certain type of property, or a certain region of the country.
There are also several mutual funds that focus on real estate.
They have the greatest diversity of all the above mentioned investments.
I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk.))

Race


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of R-36)
GRAPHIC=Talladega Logo


Rain washed out the the Winston 500 at Talladega yesterday, but the hope is they'll be off and running today.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/ESPN; :


The Cars were returned to the garage area yesterday so NASCAR could remove the restrictor plates which means they had to go through inspection again today.
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Lacrosse


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of S7-5)
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Logo


The Lady Maroons of Roanoke College won their fourth straight ODAC Lacrosse championship beating Washington and Lee at Alumni Field.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Salem/Roanoke vs Washington & Lee;


The score was tied at 3 after the first half then the Maroons took over Alie Ogelsby takes makes the goal.
Washington and Lee answered moments later when Kathrine Riddle takes the shot and scores to tie again.
The Lady Maroons re-take the lead as Ogelsby scores twice more, making it 7 to 4 Roanoke.
SUPER=34-Roanoke/8/Washington & Lee/7/;


Elie Page gets out on the run and adds another goal--8 to 4 'Noke. The Generals fight back, but Roanoke wins it 8 to 7.
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Golf


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-6
GRAPHIC=Greensboro Classic


Frank Nobilo of New Zealand won his first tournament in America yesterday. Nobilo beating Brad Faxon on the first hole of a sudden death playoff in the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/CBS Sports;


Faxon shot a 72 but on the first hole of the playoff on 18 his par putt slides past the hole and he had to settle for bogey.
Nobilo's putt was inside Faxon's and he knocked it in to win the tournament. Nobilo came from five shots down after shooting a 5 under par 67.
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NBA


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of S6-26)
GRAPHIC=NBA Logo


The Orlando Magic is on the verge of being eliminated from the N-B-A Playoffs after losing to the Miami Heat.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/NBC Sports;


Jamal Mashburn pulls up and hits the jumper and the Heat led the Magic 64 to 35.
Orlando comes right back going to Ronny Seikley he uses the power move to score to make it 64 to 37.
Miami's Tim Hardaway gets it back he pulls up and hits the three pointer and the Heat took a 30 point lead.
Miami cruised through the fourth
SUPER=32-Miami/104/Orlando/87/;quarter with the big lead and the Heat beats

the Magic 104 to 87.
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Bosnia-Preview


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#=97-12
GRAPHIC=Bosnia Peacekeepers


At the start of the year 46 members of a Danville National Guard Unit headed to Bosnia to keep the peace in the war torn country.
They're stationed in Bosnia Herzegovina-- a country devastated by years of ethnic and political fighting.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bosnia;


News 7's Teresa Hamilton and photographer Andrea DiRocco (Duh-ROCK-oh) recently returned from a week- long visit with the soldiers.
All this week, they'll show us what being a peacekeeper is all about.
Some of the soldiers patrol the streets, while others deliver mail or supplies to the poor.
Serving overseas has left the National guard members homesick.
But the soldiers believe peacekeepers are needed.
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((CHRIS WILES/DANVILLE NATIONAL GUARD MEMBER:WE'D BEEN TOLD THINGS WERE PRETTY BAD, THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO'D BEEN DISPLACED BECAUSE OF WAR, BUT UNTIL WE ACTUALLY GOT DOWN HERE AND SOME OF THE DESTRUCTION, THAT'S WHEN IT REALLY SET IN HOW BAD IT'S BEEN DOWN HERE DURING THE WAR. CARL KEEN/DANVILLE NATIONAL GUARD MEMBER:IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE I'M DOING SOMETHING WORTH WHILE, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE'RE OUT ON PATROL AND THE KIDS COME OUT AND WAVE AT US, IT REALLY MAKES US FEEL GOOD. ))
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SUPER=01-Carl Keen/Danville National Guard; :14
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Watch for the first in a series of special reports, "Bosnia Peacekeepers" today on News 7 at 6 and 11.
Teresa and Andrea take us along with a group of hometown soldiers as they search for land mines-- one of the most dangerous jobs being performed by the Southsiders in Bosnia.
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Cat-Squirrel


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


An unusual family has formed in Italy.
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VO-NAT

10nat
SUPER=03-Val di Sole, Italy;


An orphaned baby squirrel was taken in by a cat who was nursing her kitten.
The kitten and squirrel play like siblings and even snuggle together to sleep.
The cat treats the squirrel as one of her own, bathing and feeding her.
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