12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


An A-T-M camera leads police to a suspect in the rest stop shooting of a Roanoke man.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And it's a good day for Goodyear -- tire workers are heading back to the job, after approving a contract.
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TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


A cold front is still crawling through the region, but should move out in time to give us a fairly pleasant weekend. All that plus at look at the NBA play-offs.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Stick around, News 7 at Noon is next.

E-Goodyear


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#97-23
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


Goodyear workers are back at work today, now that their two- and- a half week-long walkout is over.
Last night members of the United Steelworkers approved a six-year contract,
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;

the longest contract in the history of the tire industry.
The deal calls for pay raises and enhanced retirement benefits.
The strike idled about 12-thousand workers in seven states, including 18-hundred in Danville.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=goodyear


Locals walked out in April over wages and job security.

p-ironto-murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-16
GRAPHIC=MURDER INV


Police arrest a suspect the murder of a Roanoke man at an I-81 rest stop with the aid of a camera at an Automatic Teller Machine.
The bank card belonging to the victim, 57- year- old (Es-tull) Singleton, was used at an A-T-M inside a nearby food store within hours of the murder.
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VO-NAT


This is the videotape authorities used to track down the suspect 33- year- old Livingston "Bud" Pritchett also of Roanoke.
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SOT 19:25:52 Marrs field tape
IN Q=from this tape
SUPER=01-Jim Ruhland/Virginia State Police;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=meeting the description.
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Sources tell NEWS-7 Pritchett is unemployed and used to be a truck driver who is very familiar with the Ironto rest area.
SUPER=03-Ironto/April 30;


Singleton was found shot in a grassy area there, his wallet was lying next to him... his pockets were turned inside out.
During questioning yesterday at the state police headquarters in Salem, authorities say Pritchett made self incriminating statements and was taken into custody.
The victim's daughter in-law, did NOT want to appear on camera.
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SOT 17:48:39 stacey tape
IN Q=

((I THINK RIGHT NOW WE'RE FEELING PRETTY RELIEVED AT LEAST THAT THERE IS SOMEONE IN CUSTODY AND WE'RE ALL HOPING FOR SOME SENSE OF CLOSURE TO ALL OF THIS.))
SUPER=01-Susan Singleton/Victim's Daughter-in-Law
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=all of this.
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VO-NAT


Pritchett will remain behind bars in the Montgomery County Jail until his arraignment.
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Barlow


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


Sixteen years after her body was found in a ditch near Bedford.. authorities are renewing their search for the killer of young Brandy Barlow.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-October 1980; :00


The two and a half- year- old disappeared from her home in October, 1980.
Police searched for weeks, but never found her.
Then, in February of 19-81, four men walking along State Route 6-77 discovered Brandy's body stuffed in a culvert.
SUPER=03-Bedford; :14


Bedford police Chief Milton Graham says he plans to re- open the investigation into Barlow's murder within the next few months.
Graham's hoping new forensic technology and investigative techniques can provide his department with some new leads.
Several local and state agencies have promised to provide extra manpower once the investigation is underway.
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E-Explosion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-29
GRAPHIC=NONE


A flying oxygen tank gave some motorist in Salem quite a scare last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The tank caught fire and exploded- the force sending it 500 feet away on top of a building.
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SOT18.19.40 - 18.19.52
IN Q=I was driving

((RHONDA SELLERS/WITNESS:I WAS DRIVING BY AND MY SON AND I WERE HERE AND HEARD THIS BIG "WOOSH" SOUND AND THEN ALL THESE SPARKS AND EVERYTHING FLEW THIS WAY. I HAD TO STOP AND BACK-UP BECAUSE I THOUGHT SOMETHING WAS GOING TO DROP ON MY CAR.))
SUPER=01-Rhonda Sellers/Witness;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=drop on my car
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VO-NAT


The explosion happened at the Highway Machinery and Supply company--a repair shop for loaders.
The tank was filled with 600 pounds of highly flammable liquid oxygen.
Flames from the blast also burned this car parked next to the tank.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Firefighters don't know what triggered the explosion.

PLANT-EXPLOSION


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


Meantime, a massive explosion in the state of Arkansas could turn parts of the Mississippi River into a toxic waste dump.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-West Helena, AR;

7:02:57
Authorities in West Helena are building up levees to block runoff from a fatal fire and explosion yesterday at a chemical plant.
Three firefighters were killed in the blast and a fourth may be missing.
Sixteen more were injured.
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SOT
IN Q=

((7:00:35 TIM SYNDER/HELENA ASST FIRE CHIEF: THAT PARTICULAR DEPARTMENT.. THEY LOST 2 FULL TIME MEMBERS AND ONE VOLUNTEER.. THEY LOST ALMOST A FIFTH OF THEIR DEPARTMENT.. BEING THAT THEY ONLY HAVE 13 PAID MEMBERS.))
SUPER=01-Tim Synder/Helena Assistant Fire Chief;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=13 paid members.
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VO-NAT


The explosion also forced evacuations for those living within a half mile of the plant.
Officials say it was sparked by a smoldering bag of pesticide.
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ITALY


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


Police in Venice, Italy stormed the belltower in St. Marks square today ending a standoff.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Venice, Italy;


Officers scaled the 324 foot high tower and fired tear gas on a separatist group that had seized it.
Eight people were arrested.
Members of the group were demanding a return to the independent Venice of 200 years ago.
Monday marks the 200th anniversary of the fall of the old Venice Republic.
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Tobacco-Stores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-20
GRAPHIC=tobacco


The tobacco industry has recently gotten its share of heat, along with tighter regulations.
But across the area, the tobacco controversy is a breeding ground for big business.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Numerous discount cigarette outlets started appearing over the last few months.
The Tobacco Company opened on Williamson Road about four weeks ago.
Its owner says business is good, and believes specialty cigarette stores are a fast- growing trend.
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SOT 8:26:49
IN Q=The F.D.A. has some

((JEFF RUSSELL/TOBACCO COMPANY: THE F.D.A. HAS SOME REGULATIONS PROPOSED AND IF THEY GO THROUGH, IT WOULD ALMOST HAVE TO BE A PLACE LIKE THIS, IN THE FUTURE, TO BUY TOBACCO PRODUCTS, IF YOU'RE NOT AN ADULT. YOU HAVE TO BE AN ADULT TO GET INTO A FACILITY LIKE THIS. SO, THIS WILL BE THE PLACE TO BUY THEM IN THE FUTURE. ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Russell/Tobacco Company;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=in the future
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VO-NAT


Russell says his store competitive with ANY other, because of its small mark- up.
His prices range from 99- cents to a dollar- 59 per pack.
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ISRAEL-NSC


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


F-B-I agents are reportedly following National Security Council staff and several top State Department officials.
They're trying to learn if someone has been passing sensitive information to Israel.
Attorney General Janet Reno confirms there's an investigation, but won't comment on the specifics.
But sources tell the "Washington Post" the F-B-I has NOT determined whether any of the people under surveillance acted improperly.

Vietnam


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


A new era begins in the relationship between the U-S and Vietnam.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hanoi, Vietnam;

7:12:52
Former prisoner of war turned congressman Pete Peterson arrived in Hanoi today to serve as America's first ambassador since the vietnam war ended in 19-75.
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SOT
IN Q=

7:12:52 ((DOUGLAS PETERSON:AMERICA AND VIETNAM HAVE THAT CONFLICT BEHIND THEM, BUT THE MISSING IS STILL A NIGHTMARE FOR THE FAMILIES..THAT THEY HONOR. ))
SUPER=01-Douglas Peterson/US Ambassador to Vietnam;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=that they honor.
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VO-NAT


Peterson was jailed, interrogated and tortured as a P-O-W for more than six and a half years.
He has visited Vietnam twice since he was released in 19-73.
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ok-trial


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


Another week of testimony in the Oklahoma City bombing trial wraps up in Denver.
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VO-NAT

7:09:30
Testimony today again focuses on the truck used to hold the explosives.
A motel clerk said yesterday he saw suspect Timothy McVeigh in the same kind of truck a few days before the bombing, but acknowledged under cross-examination he's not certain which day.
The day is crucial because prosecutors say McVeigh did NOT pick up his rental truck until two days before the blast.
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Parsons


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A Campbell County woman who says she did NOT intentionally shoot her husband pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rustburg;


36- year- old Linda Parsons killed her husband Donald during an argument in their Evington home in December.
She gave police different versions of how her revolver went off accidentally, shooting her husband in the face.
The commonwealth sought the plea agreement to avoid a risky trial and to keep the couple's son off the witness stand.
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SOT 2:17:01
IN Q=One of the

((SUSAN WALTON/PROSECUTOR: ONE OF THE THINGS WE DID TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION WAS THERE WAS A YOUNG WITNESS AND THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY TRAUMATIC FOR HIM TO HAVE TO TESTIFY AGAINST HIS MOTHER, THE FACT THAT SHE HAD SHOT HIS FATHER.))
SUPER=01-Susan Walton/Prosecutor; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=shot his father.
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VO-NAT


Parson faces up to ten years in prison when she's sentenced in July.
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E-Truck-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


A Vinton woman died last night when her car hit a tractor trailer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Police say Faye Annette Cundiff was driving down Orange Avenue in Roanoke when her car hit the curb, veered into oncoming traffic and slammed into the semi.
Police say she died instantly.
The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries.
Police are still investigating the accident.
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E-Kroger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Kroger


A possible snag in Kroger's decision to move its distribution center to Roanoke County-
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


A West Virginia Judge ordered a temporary injunction yesterday afternoon forcing the supermarket chain to keep its Charleston facility for at least 60 days.
Residents from six counties around Charleston filed a lawsuit against the company... claiming the proposed move violates a contractual agreement with the state.
The supermarket chain had planned to move its distribution center to Roanoke County next week.
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E-Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll


Most Virginians seem to approve of Governor Allen's proclamation of Confederate History and Heritage month.
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VO-NAT


The latest News-7/Mason-Dixon survey says 72 percent of those questioned liked the idea; 22 percent disapproved.
Even a majority of BLACK voters-- 54 percent approved of the proclamation.
The poll shows the Confederate battle flag is a much more divisive issue.
72 percent of white voters see it as a symbol of Southern pride and heritage; 43 percent of the black voters look at it that way.
17 percent of white voters see the battle flag as a racist symbol; 50 percent of the black voters consider it an emblem of racism and slavery.
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E-Cookbook


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=cst
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=healthy eating


Imagine losing 200 pounds....in 18 months.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake;


That's what 31- year- old Stacey Hill accomplished-- and here are the before and after pictures to prove it.
When she finally weighed in at 375 pounds, this registered nurse decided to take charge of her body.
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SOT 11:13:23 tape 1
IN Q=Everybody tried to

((STACEY HILL:EVERYBODY TRIED TO BRIBE ME WITH EVERYTHING. MY FATHER PROMISED ME A TRANSAM IF I WOULD JUST LOSE IT, HE EVEN PROMISED ME TEN DOLLARS A POUND AT ONE TIME. BUT YOU HAVE TO DECIDE YOURSELF AND DO IT FOR YOURSELF. ))
SUPER=25-Stacey Hill; :
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=for yourself.
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VO-NAT


Through exercise, and a complete diet makeover, Hill dropped from a size 54 to a size 12.
She now lives in Indiana, but working with her sister at Smith Mountain Lake, the two have put together a cookbook.
"I Did It" features Stacey's "new foods" for the 90's, with ways to modify the old favorites.
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GROWIN'-IT


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=pev
TAPE#field tape
GRAPHIC=Growin' It


Usually when you visit the Horticulture Gardens at Virginia Tech, you can't take the plants with you, but this weekend that's not the case.
On Growin' It today, we take you to the annual Plant Sale at the Hort Gardens to help raise money for some great student causes.
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SOT
IN Q=What you're looking at
SUPER=@Patrick1; :00
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :10
SUPER=01-Bob Lyons/Gardens Director; :24
SUPER=01-Ami Leighter/Horticulture Club; :55
RUNS=1:09
OUT Q=For mom.


Roll Weather Shot/Stats Patrick MIC HOT

Comm #3

WEATHER
SUPER=300-67/59/W 16mph/29.86f/92/1963/32/1947:
SUPER=301-67/57/S 8mph/29.85f/94/1936/32/1947;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Partly Cloudy/Breezy & Cool/44-48/Variable Clouds/& Windy/60-64;
SUPER=331-Partly Cloudy/Breezy & Cool/44-48/Variable Clouds/& Windy/62-66;
SUPER=332-Mostly/Cloudy/36-40/Mostly Cloudy/& Cooler/50-55;
SUPER=333-Partly Cloudy/Breezy & Cool/40-45/Variable Clouds/& Windy/56-60;
SUPER=334-Cloudy/& Blustery/36-40/Cloudy/Much Cooler/46-50;
SUPER=X5001;



Wall-Street


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of 10:02:00)
GRAPHIC=Interest rates


Interest rates are the hot topic on Wall Street.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY; :


Many are speculating on a rate increase after Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said he expects the economic growth to slow later this year and into next year.
Greenspan gave no indication as to what action the Fed's Open Market Committee might take at its next meeting.
He did however defend the last rate hike.
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SOT
IN Q=In my view

(( ))
SUPER=01-Alan Greenspan/Federal Reserve Chairman; :
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=to risk taking.
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VO-NAT


Analysts say they think the Fed will stay neutral on hikes on interest rate.
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Wings-Ducks


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=stanley cup


The Detroit Red Wings edged out the Anaheim Mighty Ducks 3 to 2 in a game that lasted into the wee hours of the morning.
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VO-NAT

04:44:21
SUPER=03-Anaheim, CA;


Brendan Shanahan scored the winning goal in double overtime. It was the Wings 73rd shot of the game.
The Red Wings move into the Western Conference finals, where they'll play the winner of the Colorado/Edmonton series.
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Bulls


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


The Atlanta Hawks made a come back and beat the Chicago Bulls.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Chicago/TNT - Game Two; :00


The Hawks took it right to the Bulls from the opening tap, as Christian Laettner throws down the jam with authority.
Steve Kemp would come off the bench and answer that with some outside noise cutting the Hawks lead to five.
But Mookie Blaylock scorched the nets for 26 points in the first half.
SUPER=32-Atlanta/103/Chicago/95/Series Tied 1-1;


Micheal Jordan scored 27, but the Hawks take the home court advantage from the Bulls with the 103 to-95 win
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Willis


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of S7-1)
GRAPHIC=WILLIS WHITE


The Rotary Club in Salem named Willis White its Citizen of the year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday; :00


The Salem High School Teacher and Football coach has taught mathematics for 33 years.
He began his career in Wythe County, before moving onto Roanoke City and finally to Salem, where he has worked for the past 14 years.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 12, 1996;


Willis has been Blue Ridge district and Friday Football Extra coach of the year on numerous occasions, but his biggest accomplishment came this past December when the Spartans won their First Group A-A Division 4 state championship by beating Sherando at Victory stadium.
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SIMPSON


ANCHOR=PATRICK
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=simpson


O-J Simpson's stirring up some controversy in the sunshine state.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Key Biscayne, FL;

9:07:43
A crowd of protestors gathered around a Key Biscayne driving range this morning where Simpson was practicing his swing for a celebrity golf tournament this weekend.
He's dishing out 600 dollars to tee up with the likes of actors Denzel Washington and Will Smith and football players Drew Bledsoe and Bruce Smith.
The tournament is a fund-raiser for sickle cell anemia.
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Love-Boat


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


Some very familiar faces helped christen a new ship for Princess Cruise Lines.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Miami, FL;


There they are, Captain Stubing, Gopher, Issac, Doc, Julie and Vicky, together again.
The crew was on hand at Port Everglades to christen the DAWN PRINCESS.
This is the first reunion with all six cast members in 10 years, that's when the Love Boat docked for the last time on the T-V airwaves in 19-87.
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Pig-Rodeo


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


You might say the Japanese are hog wild for rodeos.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Yamaga, Japan


Children in a small town in southwestern Japan challenged pigs in the annual boar rodeo championship.
A group of 40 elementary school children competed to see who could stay on the pig the longest.
The winner held on for a whole 45 seconds.
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BIRTHDAYS! 5/11/97
Sunday:

SUPER=130-18/Joseph Southens/Lexington;



SUPER=130-/James McDaniel/Lynchburg;



SUPER=130-2/Logan Price/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-50/Wallace Godfrey/Clifton Forge;



SUPER=130-8/Joshua Vaughn/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-8/Tamara Robertson/Dublin;



SUPER=130-/Kaitlyn Bruce/Rocky Mount;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-40th/J.W. & Betty Gilbert/Fieldale;



SUPER=130-11/Mavlanesa Eggleston/Buena Vista;


Monday:

SUPER=130-8/Jamie Woody/Rocky Mount;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-7th/Billy & Dreama Copenhaven/Sugar Grove;



SUPER=130-7/Autumn Eskew/Axton;



SUPER=130-85/Mary Wright/Buchanan;



SUPER=130-50/Eileen Primm/Max Meadows;



SUPER=130-99/Mildred Maupin/Blacksburg;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-59th/Deck & Hollie Terry/Christiansburg;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/Katie Mae Harris/Roanoke;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-13th/David & Trina Carter/Buena Vista;

SUPER=130-92/Gracie Kirby/Roanoke;