12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


U-V-A officials continue to investigate what caused a balcony collapse yesterday killing one person.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And a former Bristol state delegate accused of molesting a teen-age boy is recovering from a gunshot wound.
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TALENT=Patrick
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After near record highs today, we'll enjoy somewhat cooler temperatures and a very pleasant weather pattern. Stay tuned for the forecast, plus a recap of Tiger Woods most recent victory.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Stick around, News 7 at Noon is next.

Pay-Protest


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=roanoke city seal


Proposed pay raises for Roanoke city council members are prompting more protests.
They've already heard from the public. This time it's the police who are demonstrating outside city hall.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Kimberly/Microwave


Kimberly McBroom joins us now from downtown Roanoke.
Kimberly, why are local police officers so upset about city council making more money?
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SUPER=01-Ronald Cassell/Roanoke City Police;
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Live=Kimberly Full/Microwave
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(What is the association asking for?)


Balcony-Collapse


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


University of Virginia officials say they plan a review of balconies on buildings on the Lawn following a deadly accident yesterday.
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Vo-NAT
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Yesterday;


A second-floor balcony collapsed fifteen minutes before graduation ceremonies on the University's central lawn.
One person was killed and 18 others injured.
U-V-A officials say the balcony was not overcrowded, and the collapse was likely due to the failure of a structural support.
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4:11:25
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((LEONARD SANDRIDGE/UVA VICE PRESIDENT;THE CONNECTION ON THE RIGHT FRONT GAVE WAY AND COLLAPSED...THE INITIAL FAILURE IS ON THE FRONT OF THE BALCONY. ))
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VO-NAT


Five of the other buildings on the central lawn have balconies with the same design as the one that collapsed.
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E-John-Brown


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=abr
TAPE#=97-19
GRAPHIC=Brown, John


A former Virginia state delegate is in the hospital after being shot.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Police say two masked men poured gasoline on John Brown's front lawn and set it on fire early yesterday morning.
When Brown stepped outside to investigate, one of the men apparently pulled out a gun and fired twice.
Brown is hospitalized with a gunshot wound to his left shoulder.
Last year, Brown was accused of molesting a teenage boy.
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Wood


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-6
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


The wife of NASCAR team owner Leonard Wood was one of three people killed in a multiple car accident Saturday night.
Wood owns the Stuart based Wood Brothers Citgo Racing team.
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VO-NAT ENG# :19


The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a car crossed the median and ran into a van carrying six members of the Wood Family.
Betty, Leonard's wife, was killed.
His daughter Beth Witt is hospitalized in satisfactory condition and his granddaughter Carlin is critical.
Both suffered internal injuries.
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Thornhill


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


Southwest Virginia textile industrialist Glenn Thornhill Senior died Saturday.
Thornhill became well known in the textile industry through ownership of several family businesses, including the Maid Bess Garment Company, and his involvement with the Donnkenny Corporation.
Thornhill was 87.

Henry-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


A Henry County man has been charged with stabbing a neighbor to death with a butcher knife.
56- year- old Arlen Wayne Hollandsworth was arrested Saturday night at his home.
The sheriff's office says Hollandsworth got the idea that the victim, Fenton Joel Price, was having an affair with his wife.
Hollandsworth stabbed Price in the chest.
Officials say Hollandsworth has a history of mental problems and was on medication.

Bomber-pilot


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


The nation's first female bomber pilot says she'll walk away from the Air Force, in exchange she wants an honorable discharge.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-60 Minutes;


Lieutenant Kelly Flinn formally submits her offer today, one day before her court- martial begins on charges of adultery and lying.
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((REPORTER:WHAT HAPPENS IF THEY COME BACK AND OFFER YOU A GENERAL DISCHARGE. FLINN: THEN WE'LL PROCEED TO COURT MARTIAL. REPORTER:YOU'LL TAKE YOUR CHANCES. FLINN:YES REPORTER:THIS IS NOT THE WAY YOU WANTED THINGS? FLINN:THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT CHOICES I'VE EVER HAD TO MAKE. ))
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No one in the Air Force who has faced a court-martial in the past three years has been given an honorable discharge.
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Base-closings


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


Defense Secretary William Cohen releases a major review of U-S military strategy today that includes more base closings.
The Pentagon's plans also call for more troop reductions and the continued ability to fight two major wars at the same time.

FLOODING-ANGEL


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


It's an anniversary not too many want to remember OR are able to forget.
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VO-NAT
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One month ago yesterday the Red River engulfed Grand Forks, North Dakota and
East Grand Forks, Minnesota.


Meantime, the person dubbed the Angel to flood victims has been identified.
Last month an anonymous donor gave 15 million dollars to the two cities, that amounted to about two-thousand dollars per family.
It turns out the mysterious donor is Joan Kroc, the heiress to the McDonald's fortune.
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Child-Safety


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


It's time for America to re-learn its A-B-C's.
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SUPER=04-Va. Commonwealth University;


Law enforcement officials and national, state and local governments kick offed Operation A-B-C today, to increase child seat belt and safety seat use.
"A" is for air bag safety, "B"is for buckle everyone and "C" for children in back.
Statistics from 19-95, show that up to 70 percent of children killed in car crashes were not buckled up.
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E-Kennedy-Graduation


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-36
GRAPHIC=none


They're cleaning up at Hollins College today after graduation ceremonies yesterday.
As the school year closes, college officials are discussing some changes... a new name, and possibly more men.
Denise Allen has more.
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(( Before Pomp and Circumstance played and the graduates took the stage, the faculty and staff of Hollins College discussed the school's future.
These annual meetings prompt recommendations for changes.
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((JANET RASMUSSEN/HOLLINS COLLEGE PRESIDENT: ADMITTING MEN AS REGULAR DEGREE SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES IS NOT AN OPTION RIGHT NOW THAT WE'RE BRINGING FORWARD BUT WE ARE THINKING ABOUT WAYS WE CAN SERVE THE BROADER COMMUNITY.))
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That means trying to attract men and the community at large to weekend seminars and other educational events.
Men are already admitted in advanced degree studies.
And to promote those curriculums the College is thinking about changing its name to Hollins UNIVERSITY.
But these are all proposed recommendations that will be decided on this summer.
Rasmussen says the things this graduation celebrates--the educational and emotional growth of women--will never change.
Commencement speaker Victoria Kennedy, commended the school for fostering the pioneering spirit in its students.
But the Washington attorney and wife of Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy says gender inequalities still exist in the workplace.
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((VICTORIA KENNEDY/COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: BUT MANY BATTLES STILL REMAIN TO BE FOUGHT AND WON. HAPPILY WOMEN HAVE THE POWER TO DO THAT. WE ARE MAKING OUR VOTES COUNT AND OUR VOICES HEARD.))
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And these graduates say Hollins College has prepared them for any future battles by instilling confidence and they hope that's one lesson that's always taught at Hollins.
Denise Allen News 7.))


E-War-Re-enactment


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-38
GRAPHIC=none


It was a shootout in Roanoke County yesterday...all in the name of history.
Participants in the living history event say they're trying to show people what it was really like more than 130 years ago.
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It takes a lot of work to wage a war.
Organizers must first study the battle they're trying to recreate.
Then the event is choreographed just like a big theatrical production.
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((BARRY SHEPPARD/RE-ENACTMENT ORGANIZER: WE HAVE MEETINGS BEFORE THE BATTLE WHERE ALL THE OFFICERS GET TOGETHER AND WE TELL THEM EXACTLY WHAT WE WANT THEM TO DO THEM THEY TAKE IT BACK TO THEIR MEN.))
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VO-NAT


The annual event has grown from 300 re-enactors to nearly 750 participants this year.
Sheppard says that's because more people want to be aware of their history.
He says teaching the history will help people overcome their differences.
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((IT'S A PART OF EVERY AMERICAN'S HISTORY REGARDLESS OF THEIR COLOR. IT WAS OUR HISTORY. IT'S WHAT MADE US AMERICANS BEFORE THAT WE WERE VIRGINIANS AND NEW YORKERS. NOW WE'RE AMERICANS SO EVERYBODY'S CULTURE IS IMPORTANT.))
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VO-NAT


The Roanoke County Parks and Recreation sponsored and helped organize the weekend event.
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E-Woodman


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#=97-31
GRAPHIC=none

******ANCHOR TAG****
He may not be in Hollywood, but one Eagle Rock sure knows the tools of the movie business.
Although you may not have seen his face, he did have a role in last night's C-B-S movie, "True Women."
Scott Prince has more on the story.
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((It's not exactly Sunset Boulevard... but it's the closest thing to it in Botetourt County.
Eagle Rock resident Kevin Riddle is the newest "craftsman to the stars."
He makes wooden farm tools... and at the same time... he's CARVING his own niche.
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((KEVIN RIDDLE/MOUNTAINMAN WOODSHOP: AS FAR AS I KNOW, I'M THE ONLY ONE LEFT IN THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES THAT'S STILL MAKING HAND MADE FORKS. ))
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... and rakes and other assorted equipment.
Riddle got his so- called movie career started a few years ago... when he secured a deal to produce farm tools for "Sommersby."
Now his work is being featured in the CBS miniseries "True Women"... and similar endeavors are on the way.
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((RIDDLE: SO FORTUNATELY FOR ME, THE WORD HAS GOTTEN AROUND AND NOW THEY'RE COMING TO ME CAUSE THEY KNOW I CAN DO THIS KIND OF THING. ))
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Even though the movie work is somewhat glamorous, it only accounts for 15- percent of the sales here. The bread and butter is individual customers. End Stand up
Riddle says he gets a number of orders from folks who use these tools as household decorations.
And believe it or not, some customers actually put them to use... because of their light weight and durability.
But Riddle admits that the growing number of movie contracts could eventually change the focus of his business.
Meaning... his white oak creations might prove more lucrative with a little more Holly'wood'.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Botetourt County.))
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If you missed Part 1 of "True Women", you still have a chance to see some of Kevin Riddle's work in action.
Part 2 airs Tuesday night at 9 right here on your Hometown Station. WEATHER
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Common-Sense


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


In this week's edition of common sense-
Weathering the ups and downs of the market with mutual funds.
Here's Len Besthoff.
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((A number of investors wonder what to do if the Wall Street goes into a tailspin, also known as a protracted bear market? Well, Gary Collins with J-C Bradford and Company here in Martinsville, has some answers.))
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((GARY COLLINS/STOCKBROKER-J.C. BRADFORD & CO.: IF YOU'RE IN A GOOD, QUALITY FUND, DON'T SELL JUST BECAUSE THE MARKET'S GOING DOWN. BUT IF YOU ARE, IF YOU HAVE A TENDENCY TO SELL, OR WANT TO GET OUT OF THE MARKET, OBVIOUSLY A MONEY MARKET IS ALWAYS YOUR BEST AND SAFEST HAVEN. THE NEXT WOULD BE PROBABLY UTILITIES. BECAUSE UTILITIES YOU'RE GONNA BE GETTING A GOOD DIVIDEND INCOME, A BALANCED INCOME, COMING IN ON A QUARTERLY BASIS. AT THE SAME TIME YOU MAY WANNA LOOK AT SOME OTHER FUNDS, SOME CONSERVATIVE FUNDS, DRUG STOCKS ARE ALWAYS A DEFENSIVE MODE. BECAUSE PEOPLE ALWAYS HAVE TO HAVE DRUGS FOR PRESCRIPTIONS. AT THE SAME TIME, FOOD AND BEVERAGE STOCKS, BECAUSE AGAIN PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS GONNA HAVE TO HAVE THEIR DRINKS, THEY'RE GONNA HAVE TO EAT, SO ALONG THOSE LINE YOU'LL BE MORE CONSERVATIVE IN NATURE.))
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(( I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk. ))
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Malone


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of S7-2)
GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO


The Utah Jazz should be ready to open the Western Conference finals today in Salt Lake City against the Houston Rockets.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-NBA; :


Jazz Forward Karl Malone is the N-B-A's Most Valuable Player, edging out Michael Jordan by only 29 votes.
Malone entered the N-B-A record book this year by scoring over two-thousand points for the tenth straight season as the Jazz won 64 games in the regular season, second to Chicago's 69 wins.
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Heat


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


After trailing the series three games to one Miami turned on the Heat and eliminated the New York Knicks.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/NBC Sports; :


New York immediately goes to Patrick Ewing on the alley oop jam and two of his 37 points.
Miami's big man Alonzo Mourning hit his second three pointer of the series as the Heat took a 20 to 6 lead in the first quarter.
But look at Tim Hardaway's work from the three point arc. He hit six of the team's 11 as Miami increased its lead to 21 and the Heat wins it 101 to 90.
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((JEFF VAN GUNDY/KNICKS HEAD COACH: YOU HAVE TO COME INTO A GAME AND PLAY LIKE THEY DID IN GAME SIX...TURN IT OVER NINE, TEN, ELEVEN TIMES. WE HAD TWENTY AND A LOT OF THEM LED TO BASKETS FOR THEM AND THAT GOT US OFF TO A BAD START.)) ((PAT RILEY/HEAT HEAD COACH: WE JUST HAD TO GET IT DONE AND WE GOT IT DONE AND SO I FEEL VERY GOOD FOR OUR GUYS ESPECIALLY TIM AND THOSE WHO PLAYED BIG IN THE LAST COUPLE OF GAMES, ESPECIALLY HARDAWAY IN THE THIRD QUARTER REALLY DID A GREAT JOB. ))
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=Hold Logo


The Heat advance to the Conference finals against the Bulls. Game one is Tuesday night in Chicago.

Tiger


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


Playing in his first tournament since winning the Masters, Tiger Woods won the Byron Nelson Classic and in doing so he tied the tournament record.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Irving, TX/ABC Sports; :


Lee Rinker took the lead from Woods on the seventh hole when he sank this birdie putt to take a two shot lead.
But Woods rallied tieing Rinker with a birdie on the 12-th hole. He finished yesterday's round with a two under par 68. And his total of 263, 17 under par was a tournament record and a two stroke win over Rinker.
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Southeast-Stories1


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-32
GRAPHIC=southeast stories


Coming up on News 7 at Six and Eleven-- part one of Southeast Stories: One Neighborhood's Struggle.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


In tonight's segment, we'll turn back the clock more than 40 years to the neighborhood's heyday.
And hear how the fortunes of two companies set the course that southeast Roanoke has been travelling ever since.
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IN Q=You see the Norfolk and Western

((CLAIRE WHITE/ROANOKE HISTORIAN: YOU SEE THE NORFOLK AND WESTERN WENT TO DIESEL JUST ABOUT THE TIME THE VISCOSE CLOSED AND MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN SOUTHEAST WERE IN EITHER ONE OR THE OTHER, SO THAT THEIR LIVELIHOOD WAS TAKEN AWAY AT THAT POINT. THEY HAD TO START ALL OVER.))
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Joe Dashiell looks at the history of southeast roanoke and where the neighborhood is headed... tonight on News 7 at Six and Eleven.
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Roller-Coaster


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of 05:01:05)
GRAPHIC=none


A typical trip down the aisle was not enough for one Pennsylvania couple.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Conneaut Lake, PA; :


This bride and groom tied the knot on a roller coaster.
It seems fitting considering they met on a roller coaster in England.
The bride and groom said their "I do's" before taking their first official ride as husband and wife on the Blue Streak coaster.
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