12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


Two sisters missing for several days are found murdered in Hanover County.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


The Army is charging its former top enlisted man with assault and adultery.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Stick around, News 7 at Noon is next.

MISSING-GIRLS


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


Police are continuing their investigation into the deaths of two girls found last night in Hanover County.
Authorities believe they are the two sisters who were last seen Thursday getting off their school buses at their Spotsylvania County home.
Byron Pitts has more.
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(( ...We were together to talk about the good things about Kristin and Kati and they were beautiful people.
The girls bodies were discovered in a river, beneath an overpass nearly 40-miles from home.
CAPT. PAT SULLINS, SPOTSYLVANIA SHERIFF'S DEPT "THE DETECTIVES MADE TENTATIVE IDENTIFICATION OF THE GIRLS BASED ON THE CLOTHING AND PHYSICAL DESCRIPTIONS." 15 year-old Kristin and her sister, 12 year-old Kati Lisk -- murdered.
Last weekend 15-hundred volunteers had searched -- the FBI sent in agents and resources, but nothing.
No sign of the sisters from a sleepy suburban town 70-miles south of Washington.
Girls abducted from home last Thursday ... less than an hour after they stepped off a school bus.
Spotsylvania has been here before. Last September, a 16-year old girl was abducted from home.
Authorities found her body 5-weeks later.
A suspect in that case is behind bars.
For five days here ... a small town had big hopes.
5-days Parents worried and children whispered. DENISE MARIE BLEVINS, NO FONT 'I DON'T WANT TO BE KIDNAPPED AND KILLED.'
In 5-days ... one girls fear ... became one more family's fate. Byron Pitts, CBS NEWS .... SPOTSYLVANIA, VIRGINIA.))


E-Body-Found


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=None


Police say a drug overdose was apparently what killed a man found dead in northwest Roanoke yesterday.
The medical examiner has yet to determine the exact cause of death. He's waiting for the lab reports.
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VO-NAT
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The body of 37- year- old Alan Lynn Tarter was found at the construction site at the Peter's Creek Road extension.
Police say a witness found the body after spotting someone driving a jeep who was acting suspiciously.
They later found the driver of the jeep.
The man told police that he and Tarter bought some drugs and Tarter apparently went into a coma and died.
The driver dumped the body at the construction site.
So far, no charges have been filed.
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Mail-Truck


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-20
GRAPHIC=accident


An accident on route 4-60 in Giles County this morning seriously injures the driver of a tractor trailer.
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VO-NAT
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The truck was headed west in the Bluffs section when it ran off the left side of the road, crashed through a guardrail and plunged down an embankment.
After rescuers were able to extract the driver, he was flown by helicopter to Roanoke. No word on his condition at this time.
The accident littered 4-60 with the truck's load of bulk mail.
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((STEVE HALL/VA STATE POLICE: IT'S GONNA BE SHUT PERIODICALLY THROUGH THE DAY UNTIL WE GET ALL THIS CLEANED UP AND GET THE TRUCK OFF THE BANK AND TAKEN OUT OF THE SCENE. ))
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VO-NAT
The rig is from P-S-E Trucking out of Minnesota.


Police have not yet determined what caused the accident.
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E-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=Bramblett


After three hours of testimony from three psychologists, a judge rules Earl Bramblett IS competent to stand trial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton/August 1994;


Bramblett is charged with killing Blain and Theresa Hodges and their two young daughters in Vinton in 19-94.
Yesterday his defense attorneys argued he was not competent to stand trial.
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((17:10:26 TERRY GRIMES/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; THERE ARE TWO PRONGS TO COMPETENCY, ONE IS THAT THE ACCUSED UNDERSTAND THE NATURE AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE CHARGES AGAINST HIM, SECONDLY THAT THE ACCUSED BE ABLE TO ASSIST HIS COUNSEL IN PREPARATION OF THE TRIAL OF THIS MATTER. WE HAD SOME CONCERNS ABOUT COMPETENCY ELSE WE WOULDN'T HAVE FILED THE MOTION.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


No one will say what the psychologists talked about, but afterward, the judge said it was proper and necessary to close the hearing to protect Bramblett's right to a fair trial.

MCkINNEY


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


The Army's former top enlisted man faces a battery of sexual misconduct charges.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-January 13;


Gene McKinney used to be Sergeant Major of the Army until allegations against him surfaced earlier this year.
He was suspended from his post, pending an investigation.
Now McKinney reportedly has been charged with assault, adultery, making threats and mistreating soldiers.
The next step is to begin a process that could lead to a court martial.
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BOSNIA


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


A landmark verdict today in an international war crimes trial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Netherlands;

10:06:56
A U-N court found a Bosnian Serb guilty of crimes against humanity in the war in Bosnia.
Dusan Tadic (DOO'-sahn TAH'-dich) was accused of murder and torture at three camps run by the Serbs in northwest Bosnia in 19-92.
He faces life behind bars when he's sentenced July first.
This is the first international war crimes verdict since World War Two.
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HEAVEN'S-GATE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=heaven's gate


A former Heaven's Gate cult member is hospitalized in critical condition this afternoon in California and another is dead.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Encinitas, CA;


Police found the bodies of both men yesterday in a hotel room just miles from the mansion were 39 cult members committed suicide March 26th.
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4:12:15
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((CRIST:THEY DID SAY THEY WERE GOING TO COMMIT SUICIDE. WE ARE GOING THROUGH THE ROOM. THERE ARE TWO PURPLE CLOTHS SIMILAR TO THE HEAVEN'S GATE. ))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-60 Minutes;


The dead man is identified as 55- year- old Wayne Cooke.
Cooke told "60 Minutes" after the mass suicide he wished he could join his wife Sylvia who died in the mass suicide.
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Charlotte-Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=plane crash


A single-engine plane crashed into the backyard of a home just east of Charlotte, North Carolina.
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VO-NAT


Authorities say three people were on board when the plane went down this morning.
W-S-O-C in Charlotte says the pilot was critically injured. Two passengers were aboard the aircraft, but reports say their injuries don't appear to be life-threatening.
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P-Roanoke-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-16
GRAPHIC=roanoke city seal


Roanoke City Council members voted to raise their own salaries, reduce one tax, and impose another.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Council won't take a final vote on the budget until next Monday.
But during budget study yesterday, members approved a one- cent reduction in the real estate tax rate.
They voted to impose a tax on cellular phone service, that would collect up to three dollars per line per month.
They also approved a five thousand dollar salary increase for the mayor, and two thousand dollar increases for each of the council members.
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P-Robertson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-17
GRAPHIC=robertson


Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson donated 50-thousand dollars to Jim Gilmore's campaign for governor-
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


But now Gilmore's being asked to issue a legal opinion on a recent Robertson fumble.
Reston Democratic Senator Janet Howell has requested an official Attorney General's opinion.
That's after Robertson used his "Operation Blessing" medical ministry planes to assist his diamond mining business.
A Robertson spokesman says the non-profit charity was reimbursed by the diamond- mining company.
So Howell's asking Gilmore to determine if any laws governing charitable contributions were broken...and if contributors were defrauded.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=gilmore


A spokesman for Gilmore says the opinion request will be considered fully.

E-Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=News 7 poll


The Virginia Gubernatorial race is close, but a NEWS 7/Mason-Dixon poll shows one candidate's starting to move up.
Ellen Qualls has the results.
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(( He hasn't even officially kicked off his campaign, and he's already slightly ahead.
Republican Jim Gilmore came from one point down in our January poll to inch ahead.
If the election were held today, 41- percent of the 812 registered voters polled say they support Democrat Don Beyer.
43- percent are now supporting Gilmore.
Only 16- percent are still undecided.
The poll has a margin of error of three and a half points, so statistically speaking they're still locked in a dead heat.
Beyer does slightly better with women; Gilmore with men.
Beyer has 69-percent support from black voters polled, but only 35- percent support from whites polled.
Mason Dixon pointed out to voters that Gilmore plans to resign from his full-time Attorney General job in June.
Should Beyer resign from his part-time Lieutenant Governor post?
42-percent say yes.
41-percent say no.
But if he doesn't, the impact may matter.
At this point, almost one in five voters say they would be LESS LIKELY to vote for him.
Compelling numbers for a politician in what many expect to be a tight race.
Jim Gilmore's also winning a tight race for campaign dollars--everywhere but northern Virginia.
But six months is a long time in politics.
Just ask Mary Sue Terry...who was 30 points ahead of a guy named George Allen exactly four years ago.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

P-C'burg-Rescue


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-24
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Christiansburg Rescue Squad is hoping a new building will mean new members.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


The crew ran calls out of its new squad building on Depot Street for the first time yesterday.
It's upgraded from five vehicle bays to 12, and includes expanded meeting and classroom space and a newly- furnished day room among other extras.
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((BRIAN HORNE/CHRISTIANSBURG RESCUE SQUAD: THE LADIES AUXILIARY HAVE THEIR OWN FACILITIES NOW UPSTAIRS, AS WELL AS THE CREW'S. THE KITCHEN FACILITIES ARE A LOT LARGER. IN THE FUTURE THERE'S SPACE UPSTAIRS FOR BUNK ROOMS, LOCKER ROOMS.))
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The crew currently has about 40 active members to handle more than 200 rescue calls a month.
It's hosting an open house to dedicate the new facility and celebrate the squad's 50th anniversary June first.
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P-Symphony


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=abo
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Symphony


A special guest be tickling the ivories as the Roanoke Symphony kicks off its fall season.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Conductor David Wiley offered reporters a sneak preview.
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Bruce Hornsby will perform with the Symphony on October ninth.
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((DAVID WILEY/CONDUCTOR: BRUCE HAS BEEN ONE OF MY FAVORITE ARTISTS, RECORDING ARTISTS, HE'S A VIRGINIA NATIVE AND TO HAVE BRUCE PERFORMING WITH THE ROANOKE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IS A VERY EXCITING EVENT FOR ALL OF US.))
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The concert will be part of what the Symphony is calling its "Solid Gold Season"- a combination of new artists and old favorites.
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E-Greenhouses


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=NONE


Recent low temperatures have put a chill on sales for local greenhouses.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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The sound of a cash register is music to Tom Monroe's ears-- but it's a song he didn't hear enough in April.
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((TOM MONROE/OBENCHAIN'S GREENHOUSES: USUALLY THE LAST 10 DAYS IN APRIL WE BEGIN TO WARM UP AND WE BEGIN TO DO SOME GOOD BUSINESS, BUT THIS YEAR THEY DIDN'T WARM UP, WE HAD JUST A VERY FEW DAYS OF GOOD BUSINESS IN APRIL.))
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pre-pro
March was a warm month this year-- giving area nurseries hope for a strong selling season.
The average high temperature was two degrees warmer than normal and the average low was UP four degrees.
But most planting begins in April-- and gardener's say April was too cool.
The average high was four degrees below normal, and the average low-- one degree cooler.
Cold temperatures can damage young plants, and frost can kill them.
In April, the threats of overnight frost were frequent.
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((TOM MONROE/OBENCHAIN'S GREENHOUSES: THIS JUST ISN'T MY GARDEN CENTER, THIS IS THE SAME FOR ALL GARDEN CENTERS. EVERYBODY'S HURTING. ))
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((CINDY MORGAN/CINDY'S GREENERY: WE'RE PRETTY FAR OFF LAST YEAR FOR APRIL. OF COURSE MARCH WAS BETTER. IT'S ALL WEATHER DEPENDENT IN THIS BUSINESS. WE HOPE TO MAKE UP FOR IT IN MAY. ))
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Area green houses still have a chance to make up for a slow spring. They're hoping in May, sales will blossom.
Andrew Freiden, News7.)) Forecasts
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E-Bell-Atlantic


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=Bell Atlantic


A contradiction over job cuts-
Bell Atlantic and Nynex are disputing a report that says their proposed merger will result in three times as many job cuts as they originally planned.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Wall Street Journal reports the Baby Bells now expect to reduce their combined workforce by at least 10-thousand people.
That's up from an earlier estimate of three-thousand, a number Bell Atlantic and Nynex are sticking to.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Bell Atlantic has more than 12-hundred union workers in our area.
The Federal Communications Commission must still approve the merger.

Bulls


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of S7-6)
GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS


More proof last night that if you want to beat the Bulls you must find a way to stop or at least slow down Michael Jordan.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Chicago/TNT; :00


The Hawks led 50-to-39 at halftime in game one of the Eastern conference semi-finals in Chicago.
Jordan scored 20 points in the third quarter alone, and finished the game
SUPER=32-Chicago/100/Atlanta/97/Bulls Lead 1-0;

with 34 as the Bulls survive a sluggish effort to beat the Hawks 100-to-97.
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NHL


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s7-7
GRAPHIC=STANLEY CUP


On the Stanley cup playoff ice last night, the Rangers have taken a two games to one lead on the Devils in their best of seven series.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-New York, NY/MSG - Game 3;

Again the big name goalies were in the spotlight as Martin Brodeur squared off against the Rangers Mike Richter.
The Rangers would prevail as Esa Tikkanen scored two times including this eventual game winner on the putback in the second period to lift the Rangers to the 3-to-2 win.
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Hillcats


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=twe
TAPE#net (edit of CL-97)
GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche


The Salem Avalanche won its 8th game of the year last night with a 4-to-1 victory over Kinston on the road
SS=HILLCATS


While in Lynchburg, the Hillcats took on the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Blue Rocks vs. Hillcats;


'Cats Mark Farris gets things started as he lines this double into left center.
The very next batter, Aramis Ramirez goes "big fly" off the top of the fence in right for a 2 run-homer, and a Hillcat lead after 2 innings.
SUPER=37-Wilmington/2/Lynchburg/6;


Top draft pick Kris Benson was on the money tossing a 1 hitter through 8 innings and striking out 9 as the Hillcats win it 6 to 2.
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Cave


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


In the area's big high school game yesterday Franklin County dominated Cave Spring 13 to 1 in a Roanoke Valley District battle on the Knights home field.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Eagles vs. Knights; :00


Pinch hitter Brock Anderson steps up to the plate and sends this pitch out of the yard in line drive fashion for a solo homer that made the count 9-nothing Eagles in the top of the sixth.
Then, with the bases loaded, Jeremy Adkins connects. The shot to left center
clears the base SUPER=34-Franklin Co./13/Cave Spring/1;

paths, scoring 3.
The Knights did get one run, but Franklin County wins 13 to 1.
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Three-Homeless


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=monoon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=on the street


Financial security is something many of us take for granted.
That's why it's often easy to charge items on credit cards, without considering how you would pay the bills if you lost your job.
As we conclude our series, "On the Street, On the Edge,"
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


we'll meet a Roanoke native who lost his car and his home when his drug addiction escalated into a SPENDING addiction.
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((NIC HARRIS: MY PERSONALITY IS SO ADDICTIVE THAT I GOT WRAPPED UP SO COMPLETELY IN THIS ILLUSION THAT I HAD CREATED THAT THE NEXT THING I KNEW, I WAS HOMELESS. I HAD NO JOB, NO TRANSPORTATION WHATSOEVER. MY CREDIT WAS COMPLETELY GONE. I HAD NOTHING. ))
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**TAKE SERIES PROMO BOARD-essC**
We'll hear more from Harris, and from a local financial advisor.
Tune in for that tonight on News 7 at 6 and 11.
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Prom-Dress


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


As prom time approaches you may be trying to decide what to wear.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Harrisburg, PA


One high school teen in Pennsylvania decided to make her dress...in SHOP class.
She riveted sheet metal plates to thick black canvas and brought a pair of pliers with her, just in case.
The dress weighed five-pounds and the reflection off the metal made getting the perfect prom picture a bit more challenging.
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R&R-INDUCTEES


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


There are some new names at the Rock- n-Roll Hall of Fame this afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH;


Honorees were inducted last night at a ceremony in Cleveland.
This year's list included the Jackson five.
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The class of '97 included other '70s successes like George Clinton's Parliament- Funkadelic and the Bee Gees.
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