12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

ANCHOR=Melanie
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VO-NAT


More activity today at Crenshaw but it doesn't involve customers.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And information about a 19-96 bombing of U-S airmen in Saudi Arabia could come out today.
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TALENT=Kimberly
SS=None


Getting HOT, HOT, HOT--
Temperatures will be making their way into the mid to upper 80s by day's end.
And the forecast promises we'll be basking in the sunshine as we head into the weekend.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Stick around. News 7 at Noon is next.

Crenshaw


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=crenshaw


The repo man made another visit to Crenshaw Electronic and Appliances today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


For the second time this week Deutsche (doy-sha) Financial Services, a major lender, showed up to take away merchandise for partial repayment on an overdue debt.
Today's repossession is taking place not only at Crenshaw's Roanoke store, but one in Lynchburg as well.
Unlike on Monday, crews were able to enter the Roanoke store today without the aid of a locksmith.
Crenshaw agreed to let them in the building.
The North Carolina chain has had a troubled history here ever since it purchased the assets of Holdren's of Roanoke last year.
At that time it said it didn't have a legal obligation to honor its extended service warranties.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Crenshaw says it will reopen in Virginia as soon as it resolves this issue with Deutsche.

Disney


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 597-27)
GRAPHIC=Disney


Roanokers are reacting to yesterday's vote by the Southern Baptist Conference to boycott Disney.
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IN Q=i think it

((BARRY ARMSTRONG/SPIRIT FM: I THINK IT WILL HAVE AN IMPACT I THINK DISNEY NEEDS TO REALIZE SOUTHERN BAPTISTS REPRESENT A HUGE NATIONAL CONSTITUENCY. AND THAT THERE ARE MANY OTHER AMERICANS WHO FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT THE DECLINE IN VALUES AT DISNEY. ))
SUPER=01-Barry Armstrong/Spirit FM;
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OUT Q=VALUES AT DISNEY
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/File Tape;


Many object to Disney's policy of giving health benefits to partners of gay employees and the so called Gay Days at its theme parks.
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IN Q=Southern Baptists

((Rev. Tom Elliff/Southern Baptist Convention President:SOUTHERN BAPTISTS BELIEVE THAT GOD'S PLAN IS ONE MAN FOR ONE WOMAN FOR LIFE. WE BELIEVE HOMOSEXUALITY IS A CHOICE. WE BELIEVE IT'S A BAD CHOICE, AND ONE WITH DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES. ))
SUPER=01-Rev. Tom Elliff/Southern Baptist Convention Pres.;
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OUT Q=devastating consequences
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VO-NAT


The resolution is NOT binding, but it urges the nation's 15-million Baptists to take action.
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Bedford-ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


One teen is dead an another is hospitalized after a car accident on Tuesday.
Eighteen- year- old Jesse Clayton Cheatwood was a passenger in a pick-up, when it ran off route 24 in Bedford County and hit a tree.
Police say Cheatwood was not wearing a seat belt.
He was ejected from the truck and airlifted to the hospital, where he died yesterday.
Lawrence Morgan Gibson, who was the driving the truck, is listed in critical condition.

tobacco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tobacco


Another day, another apparent turnaround in the tobacco talks.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Anti-tobacco attorneys say they're close again to settling 40 lawsuits brought by states trying to recover smoking-related Medicaid costs.
The contested issues concern government regulation of nicotine and whether cigarette makers should be exempt from punitive damages in lawsuits.
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E-Girls-Girls


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-30
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Nude dancing is protected under the first amendment, so says the lawyer for Girls, Girls, Girls.
Authorities charged the
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;

club with obscenity after vice detectives observed nudity and sexually explicit activity there.
Yesterday, attorney Jack (KEN-it) Kennet said he'll argue that the dances were choreographed and had artistic merit.
But prosecutor Dennis Nagel said that's an issue a local jury should decide.
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IN Q=This will be determined

((DENNIS NAGEL/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THIS WILL BE DETERMINED ON LOCAL COMMUNITY STANDARDS, SO THE EXACT SAME PRESENTATION IN NEW YORK CITY MIGHT BE ACCEPTABLE, BUT IT MAY NOT BE FOUND ACCEPTABLE HERE.))
SUPER=01-Dennis Nagel/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=acceptable here.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=legal scales


Judge Clifford Weckstein said he will allow cameras in the courtroom for a jury trial that is now set to begin in late September.

SAUDI-plea


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A Saudi dissident is ready to tell what he knows about last year's truck bombing in Dhahran that killed 19 U-S airman.
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VO-NAT

7:19:15
(HAH'-nee) Hani Abdel Rahim Hussein Al Sayegh (ahl-sah-YEHR') is expected to plead guilty today to ANOTHER plot to kill Americans in the middle east that was never carried out.
It's part of a plea agreement that will keep (ahl-sah-yehr) Al-Sayegh from being charged in the truck bombing.
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7:20:21
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(( MICHAEL WILDES/ATTORNEY FOR AL-SAYEGH THE AGREEMENT HAS BEEN SEALED, SO I CAN'T COMMENT UPON IT, BUT I WILL SAY THAT THE AGREEMENT IS IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF MY CLIENT AND IN THE INTERESTS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PURSUING THEIR INVESTIGATION. ))
SUPER=01-Michael Wildes/Attorney for Al-Sayegh;
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OUT Q=THEIR INVESTIGATION.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


(ahl-sah-yehr) Al-Sayegh could provide the first confirmation of Saudi government claims that Iran was behind the bombing.
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Clinton-Summit


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton


President Clinton hopes to persuade nations abroad to follow his lead on economics.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;

11:10;20 OR 11:11:25
He's on his way to Denver this afternoon for a summit of the major industrial nations.
The summit begins tomorrow, White House Aides say debate will focus on creating well-paying jobs in a global economy.
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MCLIBEL


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


A case of McLibel has been proven in a British courtroom.
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VO-NAT


A British judge today awarded McDonald's nearly 100-thousand dollars in its libel case against two vegetarian activists.
The couple was handing out literature that made a number of false claims about McDonalds, including cruelty to animals.
SUPER=03-London;


But legal experts call it a hollow victory, McDonald's spent more than 15- million on the case.
It was also the longest running trial in British history.
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MCVEIGH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=mcveigh


He never asked for such an honor, but the U-S Senate has moved quickly to make sure Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh does NOT get a veteran's burial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill/Yesterday;


Yesterday the Senate approved a bill that denies burial benefits to any veteran convicted of a federal capital offense.
There were already laws on the books denying such benefits to vets found guilty of treason but the new bill adds murder to the list.
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4:11:06
IN Q=

(( SEN. ROBERT TORRICELLI/D. NJ
WHEN HE COMMITTED THAT ACT AND TOOK THE LIVES OF BRAVE AMERICANS, INCLUDING OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE US GOVERNMENT, HE FORFEITED, ACCORDING TO A JURY OF HIS PEERS, HIS LIFE. ))
SUPER=01-Sen. Robert Torricelli/(D) New Jersey;
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OUT Q=HIS LIFE.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

stock-file
As a Gulf War veteran, McVeigh was entitled to burial in a military cemetery.
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IRA-KENNEDY


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


A member of perhaps the most famous family in the United States attended the funeral of a convicted I-R-A truck-bomber this past Saturday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dublin, Ireland;


Northern Ireland's Sinn Fein Party confirms John F. Kennedy, Junior attended the Irish Republican Army funeral of Paddy Kelly.
According to reports in the New York Post, Kennedy was in Ireland to supervise a story on the Irish peace process for his magazine.
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S-Beyer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=Beyer


Hundreds high school students are getting a firsthand view of government.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Farmville;


Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer addressed both the Boys State convention in Lynchburg and Girls State in Farmville yesterday.
Beyer talked about what kind of qualities make a good leader.
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IN Q=I think the

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: I THINK THE WOMEN NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE STRONG WOMEN IN HISTORY AND STRONG WOMEN IN MY LIFE AND IN THEIR LIVES. AND ESPECIALLY, MY THREE DAUGHTERS ARE BEING RAISED DIFFERENTLY THAN MY FOUR SISTERS WERE RAISED, DIFFERENT EXPECTATIONS AND THESE YOUNG WOMEN CAN RULE THE WORLD AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY KNOW THAT THEY CAN.))
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RUNS=:19
OUT Q=know that they can.
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VO-NAT


Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Gilmore is scheduled to address both conventions today.
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Tax-Cut


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net (edit of 97-34)
GRAPHIC=gilmore


A leading scholar on Virginia's Constitution says Jim Gilmore's plan to eliminate the motor vehicle property tax would require amending the Constitution.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond


The University of Virginia's A-E Dick Howard said the state Constitution requires that all property be taxed except for listed exemptions.
But Gilmore's legal experts say his plan would only transfer car and truck taxes to the state -- and the Constitution does NOT require
that the vehicle owner pay the tax. (----------------)



P-Ticket-Fee


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Airport


Flying in and out of Roanoke Regional Airport may soon be cost more.
The proposed surcharge would pay for improvements to Woodrum Field.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Yesterday, the Regional Airport Commission voted to hire a consultant who will help win approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.
The money must be spent on specific capital improvements, and the maximum fee would be three dollars per passenger.
At current levels, that would generate about one million dollars a year.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Roanoke Airport


Airport officials say the charge will help the airport remain self-sufficient and protect against the loss of federal funds.

E-Gum-Artist


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-33
GRAPHIC=NONE


A former Roanoker has found an art form he can really sink his teeth into, but buyers may find his work hard to swallow.
As Ellen Qualls reports Jamie Marraccini (mare-uh-SEE-nee) is one of the world's only bubble gum artists.
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SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=01-Jamie Marraccini/Gum Artist; :07
SUPER=@Ellen2; :45
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

((
This is a love story.
A man, his hobby, and his art.
sot TAPE ONE 10:49:37

((JAMIE MARRACCINI/GUM ARTIST: I WASN'T SEARCHING FOR A DESIGN THAT WAS GONNA MAKE PEOPLE GO "WOW, THAT'S BEAUTIFUL. I WAS TRYING TO HIGHLIGHT THE GUM SO THAT PEOPLE WOULD SAY "WOW I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT'S ALL BUBBLEGUM."))
runs=:11


Some three thousand pieces, chewed over the years, for his only free-standing sculpture.
His work has evolved over eight years, from Roanoke County's Cave Spring High School to his Richmond apartment, from seemingly random smushes to--
sot TAPE ONE 10:48:55

((ANIMATED PEOPLE. HEADS DECORATED. THEN FINALLY IT TURNED TO WHERE I STARTED TO HIGHLIGHT HANDS AND FEET AND EYES AND LIPS. Why? I GUESS I JUST LIKE HANDS AND FEET AND EYES AND LIPS.))
runs=:15


The artist's brand of choice is Bubblicious.
sot TAPE ONE 10:44:52

((I REALLY LIKE IT BECAUSE IT'S VERY BRIGHT COLORS. THEY DON'T FADE VERY MUCH. IT'S EASY GUM TO WORK WITH. IT STAYS SOFT FOR FIVE OR SIX YEARS.))
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Jamie Marraccini should know.
He's jawed them all.
sot TAPE ONE 10:50:42

((I HAD A PROBLEM FOR A WHILE WHERE WHENEVER I WOULD CHEW, I WOULD CHEW LIKE TEN PIECES OF GUM AT A TIME. IT WAS MORE LIKE WORK THAN IT WAS PLEASURE. BUT NOW THAT I'VE STARTED TO FARM OUT MOST OF MY CHEWING, AND GETTING OTHER PEOPLE TO DO THE CHEWING FOR ME, I CAN RELAX AND JUST CHEW GUM FOR PLEASURE AGAIN.))
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But for profit?
Would he sell?
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((IT FITS INTO MY APARTMENT NICE RIGHT NOW THAT I WOULD PREFER TO KEEP IT ALL. BUT EVERYTHING HAS ITS PRICE.))
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But even if the gum art never sells...
sot TAPE TWO 11:33:43 BUBBLE POPS

((UH-OH.))
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...it won't burst his bubble.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

CAR-SAFETY


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


ROLL COLD OUT OF COMM
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IN Q=
SUPER=01-Lorrie Walker/Child Safety Expert;
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(( The summer travel season is here and families across the country will pack up their cars for a destination of fun and relaxation.
Triple-A estimates around 189 million travelers will be sharing the road during the summer months so that means in addition to planning the trip, vacationers also need plan for safety.
Child safety expert, Lorrie Walker, Double Boxes=Melanie and

Lorrie/Satellite joins us now with some important travel tips.

Vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death or injury to children under ten in our country, what are some of the mistakes parents are making when it comes to securing their little ones in the car?

We recently had an accident in Montgomery County where a child was riding in the back of a pick up without a seat belt. The child was ejected from the truck and killed.
What do you think about a law requiring seat belts in the back up pick ups?

Let's talk about car seats, the do's and don'ts.

In February of this year the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed new regulations covering a universal design system for car seats, that has yet to be approved so what can parents do now to keep their little ones safe?

There's also a campaign out now with the message it's cool to ride in the back, can you talk about that or the importance of keeping children out of the front passenger seat? )) TAPE TOSSES TO KIMBERLY
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Hostetler


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=RS96-1
GRAPHIC=Raiders


A day after being released by the Oakland Raiders Jeff Hostetler has a new job.
The veteran quarterback signed with the Washington Redskins.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=04-NFL; :00


Hoss is coming in to Washington as Gus Frerotte's back up. Hostetler appeared in 13 games in 19-96 completing 60 percent of his passes for two-thousand, 548 yards and 23 touchdowns with 14 interceptions.
The Raiders were 7 and 9 and tied for last place in the A-F-C West.
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Pulaski


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-5
GRAPHIC=none

***Note Anchor Tag***
It's not the major leagues, But fans in Pulaski have waited for five years to get baseball back in the town.
And Roy Stanley says its back for at least one year.
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IN Q="The Mayor....
SUPER=03-Pulaski/Rangers vs. Phillies; :00
SUPER=01-Charles Chaffin/Rangers Fan; :17
SUPER=01-John Freeman/Rangers Fan; :25
SUPER=01-Tom Compton/General Manager; :44
SUPER=@Roy2;
SUPER=01-Julio Cruz/Rangers Head Coach; 1:10
RUNS=1:27
OUT Q=......news 7 sports."
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ANCHOR= Melanie
SS=none


The Rangers are in Martinsville tonight and they'll be back in Pulaski next Wednesday.

Cats


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


A Broadway musical that's been the cat's meow since 19-82 will soon make history.
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IN Q=Memory...

10:42:26
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=(dancing cats)
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VO-NAT


CATS purrs into the record books tonight with its six- thousand- one- hundred- thirty- eighth performance.
That will make the Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical Broadway's longest-running (----------------) show ever, surpassing "A Chorus Line."