12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

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VO-NAT


Fear is growing in Japan as a child killer threatens to kill again if he's angered by police.
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Talent=Melanie


And an early morning fire leaves a Roanoke family without a home.
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TALENT=Kimberly
SS=None


Some sunshine breaking through the clouds-- but it won't last for long.
Rain makes a return appearance in the forecast by late tonight, lasting off and on through the weekend.
Forecast details, coming up.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Stick around. News 7 at Noon is next.

Roanoke-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=Fire


An early morning fire destroyed a home in Northeast Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;


Flames were shooting out of the windows of the Palmer Road home when firefighters arrived on scene shortly after three.
Chuck Booth says when smoke woke him up, he alerted his wife and five children.
The family safely escaped and rushed to a relative's house across the street to call for help.
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IN Q="My youngest boy

((MY YOUNGEST BOY IS THIRTEEN YEARS OLD. HE DIDN'T GET NOTHIN'. HE'S STANDING IN A BLANKET RIGHT THERE. HE DIDN'T EVEN HAVE CHANCE TO PUT A SHIRT ON. WE ALL DIDN'T GET NOTHIN', BUT WE'LL BE OKAY. ))
SUPER=07-Chuck Booth
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=we'll be okay."
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VO-NAT


No one was injured in the blaze.
Investigators are searching for a cause.
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MCVEIGH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Timothy McVeigh


The defense could get its first shot today at saving the life of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
The prosecution is expected to wrap
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VO-NAT

up its case in the penalty phase.
So far, prosecutors have called 34 witnesses, hoping to convince jurors McVeigh should be put to death for the 19-95 bombing.
One woman told jurors of a mother's nightmare.
As the rain came down the night of the bombing, and dozens were still buried in the rubble, she had to go home alone that night wondering what her daughter was going through.
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SUPER=01-Sharon Coyne/Mother of Bombing Victim;
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VO-NAT


The defense witnesses are expected to include McVeigh's family members, teachers and military officials.
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kkk


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


In Alabama, a former K-K-K member has been executed for killing a black teenager.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


42-year-old Henry Francis Hays was put to death in Alabama's electric chair just after midnight.
Hays had been convicted of the 19-81 murder of Michael Donald, who was beaten, slashed and strangled before being found hanging from a tree in Mobile.
Alabama prosecutors said the murder was ordered by Klan members.
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Japan-beheading


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


A killer in Japan threatens to strike again -- three times a week -- if police make him angry.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Kobe, Japan;


The threat was made in a rambling letter sent to a newspaper in Kobe.
Police say the handwriting appears to match a note found in the mouth of an eleven-year-old boy who was beheaded in Kobe (Ko-bay) last month.
Just like the previous note, the letter to the paper expresses hatred for Japan's education system.
The system is famous for its quality and discipline, but also for bullying.
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EMPLOYMENT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Unemployment


Unemployment is at its lowest level in nearly 24 years.
The Labor Department says the jobless rate fell to four-point-eight percent in May.
It's the fourth monthly decline in a row.
A tighter labor market could mean higher interest rates.

Violent-Crime


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12pm
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=None


Area health workers, lawyers and police got a lesson in criminal profiling today at the Lewis-Gale Medical Center.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


F-B-I Special Agent Eugene Rugala discussed the role of the Profiling and Behavioral Assessment Unit in investigating violent crimes--such as rape, murder and terrorism.
Rugala says more offenders are younger and more crimes are committed at the work place.
He says the unit focuses on research and understanding the criminal mind.
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IN Q=WE GO OUT

((EUGENE RUGALA/FBI SPECIAL AGENT: WE GO OUT TO THE PRISONS..WE'LL TALK TO THE OFFENDERS WHO COMMIT THESE CRIMES IN AN EFFORT TO MAYBE TAKE A WALK IN THEIR SHOES ))
SUPER=01-Eugene Rugala/FBI Special Agent
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=IN THEIR SHOES
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


The FBI's Profiling and Behavorial Assessment Unit was featured in the 19-93 film Silence of the Lambs.


E-Route-24


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=None


The proof is in the numbers -- at least that's what volunteers in Bedford County are counting on.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Since Saturday, this Winnebago has been stationed at Stewartsville Elementary School.
Inside, members of the Chamblissburg Ruritan Club have been counting the number of cars and trucks that go by on Route 24.
The Virginia Department of Transportation says the flow of traffic on the road has remained the same in recent years.
But these volunteers believe it's increasing.
They're hoping that high volumes of traffic will force V-DOT to add extra lanes... or at the very least, widen the road.
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SOT 6:39:47
IN Q=They stated

((EZRA STEVENS/CHAMBLISSBURG RURITAN CLUB: THEY STATED THAT THE TRAFFIC WAS ABOUT THE SAME AS IT WAS THE TIME BEFORE. WE JUST WASN'T SATISFIED WITH THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Ezra Stevens/Chamblissburg Ruritan Club;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=satisfied with that
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-May 1996;


Last year concerned residents held a meeting to discuss the situation.
They presented a slide show to demonstrate just how narrow the road is.
But so far VDOT has not taken any action.
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Arctic-Expedition


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


A group of adventurers has successfully completed a unique expedition from Canada to the North Pole.
Vicki Mabrey reports.
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10:00:00
IN Q=
SUPER=03-London;:00
SUPER=01-Vicki Mabrey/Reporting; :20
SUPER=01-Caroline Hamilton/North Pole Adventurer; :38 QUICK
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OUT Q=(NAT SOT) A BIT FURTHER ON, WOULDN'T IT?"

((
RETURNING TO CIVILIZATION IN LONDON MUST BE A SHOCK FOR THE WORLD S FOUR NEWEST ICE PRINCESSES, THE FIRST ALL-FEMALE EXPEDITION TO REACH THE NORTH POLE.
We're at the North Pole.... Hooray! LAST MARCH, 20 WOMEN -- INCLUDING A MOTHER OF TRIPLETS, A 50-YEAR-OLD TEACHER,
AND A MOTHER/DAUGHTER DUO --- SET OFF FROM THE NORTHERNMOST TIP OF CANADA TO

WALK 640 MILES.
IN FIVE TEAMS OF FOUR, THEY TREKKED THE SUB-ZERO ARCTIC TUNDRA BY RELAY..... NO DOGS, NO MACHINERY, JUST 120 POUNDS OF SUPPLIES EACH, AND SHEER FORCE OF WILL.
CAROLINE HAMILTON, NORTH POLE ADVENTURER: There are moments when you think What on earth am I doing ? as the wind blows and it s particularly desolate.
TWO MONTHS LATER, THE FINAL FOUR MADE IT TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD. CAROLINE:It s half past one on the morning of May 27th and we arrived at the North Pole at...last night just a few hours ago, not been to bed yet, lots of celebrations and I m just thrilled to bits. CAROLINE: It was an accomplishment for anybody who wants to do something badly enough, not to be bound by tradition. The Arctic is traditionally a male area, it s the first time that women had attempted something like this and we proved we could do it.
If I stand here I m in the same time zone as London. And if I keep walking this way around in a circle, I m going to walk through all the time zones of the world... one o clock, two o clock, three o clock, I reckon I m in Moscow now.....)

(Natsot of woman circling North Pole)


WHAT S NEXT FOR THE ICE GIRLS? THEY RE NOT SAYING.
VM, CBS NEWS, LONDON.
.six o clock would be the middle east, wouldn t it?))


E-Stolle-Ad


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=Gil Davis


The mudslinging has started just in time for next week's primary in the G-O-P race for state Attorney General.
A home video of candidate Gil Davis, where he was seen drinking and talking to a female client about the possibility of her disrobing and posing for Playboy, is now becoming a campaign issue.
SS=Ken Stolle


Candidate Ken (STAH-lee) Stolle has launched a new television ad featuring the Davis tape.
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((ADVERTISEMENT: TAKE YOUR CLOTHES OFF. TAKE ALL OF YOUR CLOTHES OFF AND EXPOSE YOUR BODY. ))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Campaign 97


Stolle says the ad shows an poor level of professionalism and judgment when dealing with a client.
Davis says Stolle is resorting to quote-- "dirty campaigning" because he's desperate for votes.
Jerry Kilgore and Mark Earley are also vying for the Republican nod for Attorney General.

p-Crenshaws


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-27
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


Crenshaw's T-V and Appliance has filed what amounts to a counterclaim to a lawsuit W-D-B-J- 7 filed in March, demanding payment for T-V commercials.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Crenshaw's contracted with the television station for 50-thousand dollars worth of advertising at Christmas time.
It never paid for the air time, citing a series of news accounts the station aired when the company acquired Holdrens a year ago.
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IN Q=If you

((HAROLD BAGWELL/CRENSHAW'S OWNER: IF YOU'D HAVE REPORTED CORRECTLY THAT CRENSHAWS BOUGHT ONLY THE ASSETS FROM HOLDRENS, AND DID NOT ASSUME THE LIABILITIES, THAT IT WAS NOT CRENSHAWS' RESPONSIBILITY TO ASSUME THESE LIABILITIES, THEN THE PUBLIC- -WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN THE UPROAR THAT WE HAD.)) ((JIM KENT/WDBJ-7 NEWS DIRECTOR: NOW THE FACT THAT FORMER HOLDRENS CUSTOMERS MAY NOT HAVE BOUGHT THAT LINE OF REASONING DOESN'T MEANS WE DIDN'T REPORT IT.))
SUPER=01-Harold Bagwell/Crenshaw's Owner; :00
SUPER=01-Jim Kent/WDBJ7 News Director; :20
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=report it.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Lawsuit


W-B-D-J sued Crenshaws for 50-thousand dollars to cover the unpaid commercial time.
Crenshaw's suit filed Wednesday asks for 30 million dollars.

P-SCHOOL-CALENDAR


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#597-30
GRAPHIC=Education


With school about to let out for the summer, the last thing on most students' minds is NEXT school year.
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VO-NAT


But school officials are planning for an earlier start.
Students in Franklin, Montgomery and Roanoke Counties along with Roanoke and Salem cities return to the classroom August 25th.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


This is old news in Roanoke County-- students went back before Labor Day this school year, too.
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IN Q=

((DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: MANY STUDENTS WON'T ADMIT IT, BUT THEY'RE BORED LONG BEFORE AUGUST IS OVER. AND PARENTS ARE CERTAINLY READY FOR FOR THEM TO COME BACK. SO, I THINK IT'S BEEN A POPULAR DECISION.))
SUPER=01-Deanna Gordon/Roanoke Co. Schools Superintendent;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q= a popular decision.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


While it might cut down on a few days over the summer, there may be some advantages.
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((LISSY RUNYON/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS SPOKESPERSON: ONE IS TO GUARANTEE A LONGER WINTER BREAK, A GUARANTEED SPRING BREAK, BUT NOT TOO LATE A DISMISSAL IN JUNE, WHICH IS IMPORTANT FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS, AS WELL. ))
SUPER=01-Lissy Runyon/Roanoke City Schools;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=as well.
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VO-NAT


The General Assembly grants waivers for public school systems to begin BEFORE Labor Day if they've missed enough days due to bad weather.
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CIVIL-WAR


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


The civil war began April 12, 1861 and raged for four years, killing more than 620-thousand people.
Nothing was funny about that war, but it was finding humor amid devastation that kept soldiers marching toward the enemy. 2 shot Melanie and Guest
Author Clint Johnson has researched events of the war that had a rather humorous side to them, and the result is his new book CIVIL WAR BLUNDERS.
He joins us now to tell us about it.
SUPER=01-Clint Johnson/Author


Good afternoon, thank you for stopping by this afternoon.

(It seems that both the Union and Confederate armies made their share of

mistakes. What are some of your favorites?)

( This will interest our viewers, tell us a bit about the naked heroes of

Boone's Mill.)

(Something else I found interesting was the number of women who were able to

join the army by posing as men.)

(Some of the events are more tragic than funny. Why did you include them?)



( You document some instances where alcohol consumption by officers led to a

number of mishaps, how big of problem was alcholism in the war? )

(Is there any one blunder that you think could have changed the outcome of the

war?)

(Tell us about some of the war's more colorful characters, such as Union major

General Phil Kearny?)
Talent=Melanie
SS=None


Thank you Clint.
And you have a chance to meet Clint Johnson and ask your own questions tonight at the Ram's Head Bookstore.
Clint will be signing books from 7 until 8:30.

GROWIN'-IT


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=PEV
TAPE#Field
GRAPHIC=Growin' It


Caring for your rose garden is not a full time job, but it's close!
In today's Growin It, Patrick Evans has some helpful advice.
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WIPE TO WEATHER SHOT WEATHER
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Forecasts
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SUPER=330-Cloudy, Chance/of Rain/50-54/Lingering Clouds/Some Showers/60-65;
SUPER=331-Cloudy Skies/Rain Possible/50-54/Cloudy & Cool/Chance of Rain/62-66;
SUPER=332-Late Evening/Showers/48-52/Periods of/Rain/60-65;
SUPER=333-Chance of/Showers/50-54/Clouds &/Some Showers/60-65;
SUPER=334-Turning Mostly/Cloudy/50-55/Cloudy, A/Few Showers/60-65;
SUPER=X5001;


Optical-Cable


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=Optical Cable


A Roanoke County company with a number of stockholders in our area posted "somewhat disappointing" second quarter results, according to its chief executive.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


Optical Cable's profits were down five- point- four- percent compared to the previous year.
That's due in part to a slowdown in the company's European markets, and some softness in its U-S sales as well.
Optical Cable does expect sales to increase in the third and fourth quarter though.
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NHL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#Net (edit of S7-6)
GRAPHIC=Stanley Cup


Detroit is on the verge of a Stanley Cup sweep.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/CBC - Game Three; :00


In Detroit last night the Philadelphia Flyers came out flying. John LeClair gets the stickback and Philly is in front 1-to-nothing.
But the Red Wings then took over with goals from Steve Izerman, Sergei Federov, Martin LaPointe and yet another from Federov. The Red Wings take Game
three 6 to SUPER=31-Philadelphia/1/Detroit/6/Red Wings Lead Series 3-to-0;

1. They will play for the championship tomorrow night.
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Avalanche


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#CL-97
GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche


The Salem Avalanche and Frederick Keys played their fourth game in a 24 hour period last night at Memorial Stadium.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem/Keys vs. Avalanche;:00


The first 7 inning game went 2 extra frames. In the top of the 9th Frederick put the game away with four runs. David Lamb hits a hot shot off the second baseman, and that drives home Carlos Akins and Rick Short.
Salem would try to mount a comeback in the bottom of the ninth, as Vicente Garcia drives in Chad Gambill with the
SUPER=37-Frederick/5/Salem/2;

single. But that's it--Salem loses to Frederick 5-to-2.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Salme Avalanche


In the second game, the Avalanche came back to beat the Keys 3 to 1.
Salem heads to Wilmington later today.

PH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-9
GRAPHIC=Girls Hoops


Patrick Henry high school's girls basketball program has struggled in recent years.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Yesterday Rhonda Wheeler, who also coaches volleyball, took over as the team's new head coach.
She hopes to change the team's image and style of play right away.
She inherits a team that won 3 games and lost 17 this past season.
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((RHONDA WHEELER/PATRICK HENRY GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH:))
SUPER=01-Rhonda Wheeler/Patrick Henry Girl's Basketball Coach; :00
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OUT Q=...work together:
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JUPITER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


New pictures from space show some similarities between earth and Jupiter.
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VO-NAT


The pictures were taken from a NASA rocket probe.
They show Jupiter has wet and dry areas like the deserts and tropics on earth.
The probe found thunderstorms with updrafts and downdrafts and water in the atmosphere. (----------------)