12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


There are still no suspects in the murder of a Roanoke County man at an interstate rest stop.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And the man accused of killing Ennis Cosby appears in court, amid reports two of his friends witnessed the shooting.
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TALENT=Patrick


A few scattered showers are still around, but they are moving out. From this afternoon on we'll see clearing skies, and some pleasant temperatures as well. I have all the details, plus your daily dose of sports.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Stick around, News 7 at Noon is next.

Ironto-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jda
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


Authorities in Montgomery County continue to check out leads, but so far there are no major developments in the investigation of yesterday's murder on Interstate 81.
57- year- old Estel (ESS-tuhl) Darnell Singleton was shot and killed Wednesday morning at the Ironto rest area.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Joe/Newsroom


Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom with more on the story.
Live=Joe Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@joe1;

Melanie, Estel Singleton lived in Bluefield for most of his adult life. He worked as a route sales representative supplying stores with sunglasses, watches and similar products.
But today relatives are remembering him as a grandfather and a husband who cared for his ailing wife.
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VO-NAT


Singleton moved to Roanoke six years ago to be closer to his children and grandchildren, and the medical facility where his wife was receiving treatment.
Today, his daughter-in law described him as a wonderful grandfather... and a devoted husband who did a super job caring for his wife.
SUPER=03-Ironto/Yesterday;


Singleton's relative don't know why he stopped at the rest area, and this morning authorities are not reporting any major developments in their investigation.
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Live=Joe Full/Newsroom


Singleton's wife died in February, and he was planning a trip to Bluefield on Saturday to place flowers on her grave.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Joe/Newsroom


Now, family members say that will likely be the day that Estel Singleton will be buried.

E-Wytheville-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


A working smoke detector might have made the difference between life and death in Wytheville.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


The blaze gutted the home at 415 East Liberty Street.
By the time Cora Lee Green realized it was on fire and yelled for her family to get out, it was too late.
She and her husband Robert A. Green the third were overcome by smoke and died inside.
Their sons escaped and ran to a neighbor's for help.
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((TRENTON CROCKETT/NEIGHBOR: CAME OUTSIDE AND TRIED TO HELP THEM OUT AS BEST I COULD, BUT THERE WAS NOTHING THAT COULD BE DONE. THE HOUSE, IT WAS JUST TOTALLY ENGULFED IN FLAMES, A LOT IF IT SHOOTING OUT THE FRONT DOOR. ))
SUPER=01-Trenton Crockett/Neighbor;
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OUT Q=the front door.
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VO-NAT


Authorities say the fire burned for some time before it was discovered.
They suspect it started in a hallway around an electric baseboard heater.
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Cosby


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


On the day the suspect in the Ennis Cosby murder is scheduled to be arraigned there appears to be a major development in the case.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


U-S-A Today says police have questioned two people that may have been with Michael Markhasev when he allegedly shot and killed the son of entertainer Bill Cosby last January.
The paper reports the men witnessed Markhasev shoot Cosby while trying to rob him.
And an uncle of one of the witnesses says the three were high on drugs that night.
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Ramsey


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


Four months after the murder of JonBenet Ramsey, her parents have finally been questioned by Colorado police.
Authorities have already acknowledged that Patricia and Jon Ramsey are the focus of the investigation.
Phil Lebeau (LA-BO) has the story.
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7:00:37
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E-Radford-Arsenal


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


Eighty-nine people will be temporarily laid off- that's what the Radford Army Ammunition Plant is now saying.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape;


News-7 reported Monday cutbacks were on the horizon, but contract operator Alliant Techsystems had not made it official.
The affected workers were all previously laid off and REHIRED in January to fill an increased number of orders.
Now production has returned to normal, and a new contract the arsenal was seeking went to a manufacturer in Canada.
The Plant manager says the fact that international competitors got the contract is especially disappointing- considering the contract to produce propellant is funded through U-S military aid.
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BRITISH-VOTE


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


Eighteen years of conservative rule in Great Britain could be coming to an end.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sedgefield, England;


The national election is underway this afternoon and opinion polls indicate Tony Blair's Labor Party will oust John Major's conservative Party.
Blair has broadened Labor's appeal with promises to hold the line on taxes and spending, to be tough on crime.
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((TONY BLAIR, LABOR PARTY LEADER) `I SHALL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE RESULTS. (Q) IS THERE A SENSE OF ANTICIPATION? (A) I THINK IT WOULD BE ODD IF THERE WEREN'T THE MILDEST SENSE OF ANTICIPATION, YEAH. I THINK THAT WOULD NOT BE OVERSTATING IT.' ))
SUPER=01-Tony Blair/Labor Party;
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OUT Q=would be overstating it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Huntingdon, England;


But Major is hoping Britain's growing economy and low-inflation might spur an upset.
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MAY-DAY


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


May Day, the equivalent of America's Labor Day, is being marked in various parts of the world today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Moscow;


In Moscow, thousands of protestors filled the streets blasting the government and calling for President Boris Yeltsin's resignation.
SUPER=03-Seoul, Korea;


And a boisterous rally in Seoul had to be broken up with tear gas grenades.
Thousands of students were protesting against President Kim Young-Sam.
SUPER=03-Tokyo;


Throughout Japan, some two million workers took part in rallies, demanding a greater share of national wealth.
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OK-TRIAL


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


Inside a Denver courtroom at this hour the prosecution is trying to link Timothy McVeigh to the bomb that shattered the federal building in Oklahoma City.
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VO-NAT


They're calling friends and associates of McVeigh to the witness stand to testify that McVeigh tried to enlist their help in buying bomb parts months before the 19-95 blast.
During cross-examination yesterday, the defense attacked key prosecution witness Lori Fortier, saying she was tailoring her testimony to avoid prosecution.
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P-Falwell


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-23
GRAPHIC=falwell


A-B-C estimates 42-million people watched last night's highly publicized episode of "Ellen," more than twice its usual number of viewers.
The Reverend Jerry Falwell was among those tunning in.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


In recent weeks, Falwell has blasted the network and its parent company Disney for airing a show that promotes homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle.
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((REV/ JERRY FALWELL/THOMAS RD. BAPTIST CHURCH: AND WHILE WE SHOULD SHOW LOVE TO GAYS AND TRY TO LEAD THEM TO CHRIST AND HELP THEM OUT OF THEIR PERVERTED LIFESTYLE, WE SHOULDN'T PROMOTE IT AND TRY TO ENCOURAGE CHILDREN TO EXPERIMENT WITH SOMETHING THAT CAN ONLY HURT THEM.))
SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Thomas Road Baptist Church; :00
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VO-NAT


Falwell was successful in getting companies like General Motors, Johnson and Johnson and J.C. Penney to drop their sponsorship of the show.
He planned to watch last night and note which sponsors DID advertise on "Ellen".
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Falwell says he and other Christian ministers will pressure those companies to drop their sponsorships as well.

P-Liquor-Bill


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#=97-24
GRAPHIC=none


Olde Mill Golf resort will NOT serve mixed drinks this year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Carroll Co./File Tape;


For the second time, Governor George Allen vetoed a "liquor by the drink" bill for the resort.
Allen cited strong local opposition for his veto.
Roanoke Delegate Chip Woodrum sponsored the bill.
He says 90- percent of the inn's clientele comes from off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Woodrum says Allen's veto is ironic, because when the Governor was in the House of Delegates in 19-88 he supported serving liquor at Mountain Lake Inn in Giles County, despite local opposition.

S-Enviro-Study


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#=97-11
GRAPHIC=environmental health


A mixed review of Virginia's environmental policy..
43- percent of Virginians think government is doing enough or even more than is really necessary to protect the environment.
And according to a new survey from the Virginia Environmental Endowment, 41- percent say government's NOT doing enough.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


NOT a glowing endorsement for a more environmental change of course.
But the group says it's significant.
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((GERALD MCCARTHEY/VA. ENVIRONMENTAL ENDOWMENT: I THINK WHAT'S IMPORTANT IS THAT VIRGINIANS ARE BALANCED. THEY'RE VERY FAIR. AND AT THE SAME TIME THEY'RE LOOKING AHEAD. AND PART OF LOOKING AHEAD IS PRESERVING WHAT'S BEST IN VIRGINIA. AND IF THERE'S A MESSAGE TO POLITICIANS IT'S DON'T IGNORE OUR ENVIRONMENT. IT COUNTS AND WE CARE.))
SUPER=01-Peter Hart/Public Opinion Strategies;
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OUT Q=we care.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Governor George Allen rated a 47- percent approval rating as an environmental protector compared to his 65- percent overall approval rating.

VA-Tax-Day


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


It's tax day in Virginia. Residents of the commonwealth have until midnight tonight to send in their state income tax forms. Taxpayers who are NOT ready can ask for an extension of up to six months.

E-Singer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#=97-28
GRAPHIC=none


One Radford University student turned a school project into grand production.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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SUPER=03-Radford; :00
SUPER=01-Anne Kempton/Radford University Student; :17
SUPER=01-Al Wojtera/Music Professor; :42
SUPER=07-Denise & Jack Kempton; 1:07
SUPER=@Andrew2; 1:24
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((NAT SOUND EASE ON DOWN THE ROAD ))
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Believe it or not, this performance is a homework assignment.
It's Anne Kempton's Independent study, and it took her 6 months to put together.
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((ANNE KEMPTON/RADFORD UNIVERSITY STUDENT:. ))
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The show brought together student musicians, dancers, and singers--
And Anne Emceed the entire show.
She's not shy about wanting to be a star.
And Her Professor says that's not an unrealistic goal.
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((AL WOJTERA/MUSIC PROFESSOR: I THINK....YOUNG LADY ))
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((MR. AND MRS. KEMPTON: WE ARE ANNE'S PARENTS!!))
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Anne's parents were so excited about the recital-- they chartered a bus to bring friends and family from Northern Virginia.
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((JACK AND DENISE KEMPTON: WE ARE VERY PROUD....SUPPORT HER UNTIL THE END.))
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IN Q=Georgia

((NAT SOUND GEORGIA ))
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Georgia may be on her mind,
But she has her sights set making it big in the big apple.
AF, news 7 radford.))

VOLCANO


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


Visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park are getting quite a show today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Kilauea, HI/April 29;


Lava has been spewing again from Kilauea (Kil-ah-way-ah) Volcano, creating a massive lava pool.
The volcano was also very active on Tuesday.
The lava flow is expected to continue for several weeks.
The volcano has been erupting almost continuously since 19-83.
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Express


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-5
GRAPHIC=Express


The Roanoke Express unveiled its new logo today and addressed some other important issues. Steve Mason has more from the Roanoke Civic Center.
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SUPER=@Steve1; :00
SUPER=01-Tommy Benizio/Director of Marketing; :21
SUPER=01-Pierre Piaement/Express General Manager; :57
RUNS=1:33
OUT Q= In the studio"
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NBA


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of S6-28)
GRAPHIC=chicago bulls


The game came down to the wire, but the world champion Bulls ended the Washington Bullets' season last night in game three of the best of five first round N-B-A playoff series.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Landover, MD/Bulls vs. Bullets; :00


Michael Jordan let his cohorts carry some of the load. Tony Kokoc snaps the nylon from the corner to tie the game at 28 all in the second quarter.
Steve Kerr finds the range on the drive in jumper to put Chicago up by a bucket.
Rod Strickland makes the guard stumble and bumble with this move and
SUPER=32-Washington/95/Chicago/96 ;

hoop to tie the game again.
Scotty Pippin dunked the winning shot and Chicago ends Washington's season with the 96-95 win.
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Salem


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of S7-4)
GRAPHIC=High School Baseball


In local high school baseball action, the Brookville Bees escaped with a one run win over the Salem Spartans.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem/Bees vs. Spartans; :00


Salem third baseman Greg Harrison comes through, handling the hard grounder and getting the out at first in the top of the first.
SUPER=34-Brookville/7/Salem/6;


Ricky Eubank connects on the infield hit. The ball gets away from the Brookville first baseman. Sam Lazarro tries to score but is tagged at the plate.
Brookville beats Salem 7-6.
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4Bosnia-Promo


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-33
GRAPHIC=bosnia peacekeepers


Coming up on News 7 at 6 and 11..
Years of internal fighting has taken a toll on Bosnia- Herzegovina.
Thousands died as a result of ethnic and political fighting.
But the country is beginning to rebuild-- now that peacekeepers from around the world have intervened.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bosnia;


Forty-six Danville National Guardsmen are among the soldiers helping the country get back on its feet.
In tonight's installment of our special series, "Bosnia Peacekeepers" Teresa Hamilton and photographer Andrea DiRocco take us into a community that suffered greatly during the war.
The soldiers say they never thought imagined the devastation would be so severe.
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IN Q=It's hard

((PAUL GRIFFIN/DANVILLE NATIONAL GUARDSMAN:IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE THE COUNTRYSIDE SO PRETTY AND THE PEOPLE SO NICE THAT THERE WAS A WAR HERE, AND, IN FACT, HAPPENED, BUT YOU CAN REALLY SEE IT WHEN YOU GO THROUGH SOME OF THE TOWNS AND THEY WERE TOTALLY ELIMINATED.THE HOUSES ARE BOMBED OUT AND YOU SEE THE PEOPLE EVERY DAY WALKING UP TO YOU, AND REALLY LIKE YOU, AND KNOW THAT YOU BRING PEACE.))
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RUNS=:21
OUT Q=bring peace.
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Tuzla is one of the towns that suffered a great loss.
Seventy-one young people died when a grenade exploded two years ago.
We'll have the complete story-- tonight at six. (ad lib Prime Time Promo) (----------------)