12:00-01

Handover

ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=hong kong


History is in the making at this hour--
Hong Kong is once again under China's rule.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hong Kong;


After hours of parades, drills, and other pomp and circumstance, the British formally relinquished power of the colony.
Meanwhile, just over the border four thousand troops of the People's Liberation Army sat, preparing to enter the city in a matter of hours.
It's a military gesture considered inappropriate by both the British and Americans.
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SOT 10:13:33
IN Q=Hopefully these leaders

((MADELINE ALBRIGHT/SECRETARY OF STATE: HOPEFULLY THESE LEADERS WILL REALIZE THAT THE HONG KONG OF TOMORROW MUST LOOK LIKE THE HONG KONG OF TODAY AND THAT IS A HONG KONG THAT IS FREE AND A HONG KONG IN WHICH PERSONAL FREEDOMS EXIST AND WILL NOT BE SQUEEZED OUT.))
SUPER=01-Madeline Albright/Secretary of State;
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OUT Q=not be squeezed out
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VO-NAT


It has been more than a century- and- a- half since China had control over Hong Kong.
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Hong-Kong


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Hong Kong


China lost power back in 18-42. take Pre Pro 1051essc
The large opium trade on the Kowloon Peninsula sparked the First Opium War in Hong Kong between China and Britain. The war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Nanking, giving the British power over Hong Kong. take Pre Pro 1052essC
Britain made more demands on China by the century's end, in particular a 99 year lease giving the British control over what is known today as the New Territories. take Pre Pro 1053essC
and today in 19-97 the Chinese take back control.
And joining us now is political scientist Dr. Douglas Borer, a professor at Virginia Tech.
Dr. Borer thank you for joining us.
SUPER=01-Douglas Borer/Virginia Tech Professor;

((How does this handover affect us in this region?))
((Do we have a large Asian population here in Southwest Virginia?))
((What are your thoughts on the amount of Chinese troops sent into Hong Kong?))
((We have a number of residents in the military here in Virginia, do you think they could possibly be deployed?))
((The Joint Declaration, agreed upon back in 1984 both China and England, says Hong Kong will remain a separate region until 2047. Do you think China will honor that agreement?))
((How smooth, do you think, this transition will be?))
Dr. Borer, thank you for joining us today and sharing your thoughts.

Clinton


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton


Closer, to home, the tax cut plans passed by both the House and the Senate don't pass muster with the President.
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SOT 9:56:57
IN Q=The bills contain

((THE BILLS CONTAIN MANY GOOD ELEMENTS, BUT I DO NOT BELIEVE THEY REPRESENT THE BEST UP TO CUT TAXES, NOR ARE THEY CONSISTENT WITH THE BALANCED BUDGET AGREEMENT. ))
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OUT Q=budget agreement
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;

******Kimberly on cart******
This morning Clinton told reporters at the White House that neither tax cut plan does enough to make college education accessible.
He also said the proposals do NOT provide enough tax relief to the middle class.
Clinton also warned the plans include what he calls "time bomb" cuts that could "explode the deficit."
So, he offered his own plan that includes 35 billion dollars in tax cuts for education.
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SOT 9:58:31
IN Q=My proposal

((MY PROPOSAL WILL GIVE YOUNG PEOPLE A HOPE SCHOLARSHIP TAX CREDIT WORTH UP TO 1500 DOLLARS IN THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF COLLEGE. IT GIVES TAX CUTS TO PAY FOR FOUR YEARS OF COLLEGE. ))
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TALENT=KIMBERLY
SS=hold


The President's plan also includes a 500- dollar tax credit for every child under 17.
He also wants tax incentives for businesses that hire people off welfare.

Presley


ANCHOR=Kim
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=none


The director of the Salem V- A Hospital spoke today about allegations that have prompted a lengthy leave from the facility.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Doctor John Presley says he has become the target of a campaign by the Veterans Administration's acting director to fire him.
Presley says two investigations into his conduct have attempted to trump up charges of sexual harassment against him.
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SOT 00:59:31
IN Q=My position

((DR. JOHN PRESLEY/SUSPENDED VA HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR: ))
SUPER=01-Dr. John Presley/Suspended VA Hospital Administrator;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=think I have.
ANCHOR=Kim
SS=none


Presley has written a letter to President Clinton, asking the White House to look into this matter.
For years Presley has served as the V-A's "troubleshooter", moving to various hospitals, including Salem, to clear up longstanding problems.
Coming up on News-7 at Five and Six, we'll bring you responses from local veterans, hospital employees, and the V-A.

Boxing


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Taking a bite out of Evander Holyfield's ear may be the last straw for boxer Mike Tyson.
Nevada boxing officials are planning an emergency meeting to discuss Tyson's future.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV;


Tyson was hoping to take Holyfield's W-B-A heavyweight title away from him during Saturday night's brawl.
Instead, Tyson was disqualified in the third round.
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SOT 10:31:44
IN Q=He kept going

((MIKE TYSON: HE KEPT GOING DOWN AND COMING UP AND CHARGED INTO ME, AND NO ONE WARNED HIM. ))
SOT 10:32:49

((EVANDER HOLYFIELD: HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: IT WAS THE EASY WAY TO GET OUT OF THE FIGHT, TO FOUL.
SUPER=07-Mike Tyson;
SUPER=01-Evander Holyfield/Heavyweight Champion;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=to foul
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VO-NAT


When the Nevada Athletic Commission meets, it could vote to withhold up to 10- percent of Tyson's 30- million dollar purse.
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Henry-Murder


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


Police arrested a Henry County man for killing a woman and leaving her at the end of a street.
Thirty-six- year- old Marshall Junior Martin faces charges of first degree murder.
Martin was already in jail on a previous assault and battery charge when police arrested him Saturday night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape;


Police say Martin knew 37- year- old Stephanie Parler of Chatham who was found dead of a gunshot wound last week.
They say they know who drove the victim and suspect to the scene, but they are not arresting the man.
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Climbing-Ax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Two people were killed and nine others injured in a mountain- climbing accident near Anchorage, Alaska.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Near Anchorage, AK;


Authorities say the accident happened after a group of college students from the University of Alaska reached mountain's peak.
The climbers were roped together while they descended a steep slope.
One of them apparently slipped and started a domino- effect-- pulling the whole group down the mountain.
It was only the second field outing for the climbing class.
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E-Hospital-Debt


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#=97-40
GRAPHIC=Medical News


A hospital in Danville has found a new way for patients to pay their medical bills.
Tina Tenret explains.
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IN Q= Patients without
SUPER=03-Danville; :00
SUPER=01-Monroe Patterson/Service Credit Program Dir.; :19
SUPER=01-Sandra Tate/Former Patient; :46
SUPER=@Tina2; 1:00
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OUT Q=News 7, Danville


((Many patients who come to hospitals for treatment leave with huge bills because they lack medical insurance.
But, the Service Credit Program at Danville Regional Medical Center is helping them pay off their debt.
Here uninsured patients can pay off their bills by earning six dollars an hour for yard work, filing, data entry or retail.
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SOT 23:02:11
IN Q=I think

((MONROE PATTERSON/PROGRAM DIRECTOR: I THINK THIS REGION HAS A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF WORK ETHICS. PEOPLE ARE REALLY COMMITTED AND WANT TO DO THE RIGHT THING ABOUT THE DEBTS THEY INCUR.))
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OUT Q=debts they incur
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VO-NAT


Patterson pioneered the program two years ago.
Patients build their own schedules but Patterson says they also build job skills.
Sandra Tate volunteered for eighteen months after she was hospitalized for a week.
She then turned her experience into a full-time job.
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SOT 23:14:20
IN Q=When it was

((SANDRA TATE/FORMER PATIENT: WHEN IT WAS ALMOST TIME FOR MY PROGRAM TO END I THOUGHT, WELL IT'S BEEN SUCH A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE, ME WORKING UP THERE IN THE HOSPITAL AND MEETING SO MANY PEOPLE I WOULD LOVE TO MAYBE GET A JOB OUT OF IT.))
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OUT Q=out of it
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VO-NAT


People in this program never see a paycheck for their work.
Instead the money is applied directly to their debt.
But the payoff could be big...
After eighteen months of steady work, all remaining debt is forgiven.
Tina Tenret, News 7, Danville))

New-Laws


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=va seal


Driving without your headlights in bad weather can get you a ticket.
That's just one of the new laws that goes into effect tomorrow.
Another requires all new tickets printed by the state lottery include a toll-free phone number for counseling for gambling addicts.
A third new law raises the fine for speeding in school zones and passing a stopped school bus to 250 dollars.

E-Card-Magic


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-47
GRAPHIC=none


It was a night of magic at Tanglewood Holiday Inn in Roanoke.
More than 60 people were dealt into the card game called "Magic--The Gathering."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The collectible card game is based on the fantasy world of wizards, goblins and dragons.
It is the most popular game, out- selling Monopoly and Uno.
Developed in 19-93 enthusiasts say it's fun because it requires the strategy of chess, the bluffing skills of poker and some role playing aspects.
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SOT 22:01:34
IN Q=THE POINT OF THE

((PETE HOEFLING/STAR CITY COMICS: THE POINT OF THE GAME IS TO DEFEAT YOUR OPPONENT JUST AS IN CHESS. THERE'S A COUPLE OF WAYS OF DOING THAT THE MOST COMMON TWO ARE TO EITHER CREATE A SITUATION WHERE YOUR OPPONENT IS UNABLE TO DRAW A CARD OUT OF THE LIBRARY WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT IS REQUIRED EVERY TURN OR REDUCE YOUR OPPONENT'S LIFE TOTAL FROM 20 DOWN TO ZERO.))
SUPER=01-Pete Hoefling/Star City Comics;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=DOWN TO ZERO
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VO-NAT


The game has been translated into nine different languages.
Each card features original art and text which describes the card's power and rules for the play of the card.
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Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


Getting credit can be like asking which came first the chicken or the egg, because to get it, you often need a credit record.
Len Besthoff has a possible solution in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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IN Q=As a
SUPER=@Len1; :00
SUPER=01-Gary Collins/J.C. Bradford & Co.; :13
RUNS=:53
OUT Q=the newsdesk.
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SOT 02:57:37
IN Q=As a

((As a consumer, establishing your own credit is a very important thing to do. Gary Collins with J-C Bradford and Company here in Martinsville has an interesting approach to developing a credit rating.))
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OUT Q=credit rating.
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SOT 02:24:25
IN Q=One thing

((GARY COLLINS/STOCKBROKER-J.C. BRADFORD & CO.: ONE THING THAT I'VE FOUND THAT PEOPLE CAN DO, OR YOUNG PEOPLE OR YOUNG ADULTS CAN DO TO ESTABLISH A CREDIT RATING, IS SIMPLY GO TO A BANK OR THEIR LENDING INSTITUTION AND TAKE OUT A THOUSAND DOLLAR NOTE. BORROW THE MONEY FOR THIRTY TO SIXTY TO NINETY DAYS. AT THAT POINT IN TIME, IMMEDIATELY, GO TO THE BANK'S SAVINGS ACCOUNT, AND PUT IT IN A BANK SAVINGS ACCOUNT. SO BASICALLY YOU'RE FLOATING THE MONEY FOR THIRTY TO SIXTY TO NINETY DAYS, AND THEN AT THAT POINT IN TIME, SAY AT THE NINETY DAY PERIOD, YOU GO PAY THE NOTE OFF. YOU WILL HAVE SOME MORE INTEREST THAT YOU'LL HAVE TO PAY ON IT, BUT IMMEDIATELY YOU'VE ESTABLISHED A CREDIT RATING THAT COMPANIES CAN REFER BACK TO.))
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OUT Q=back to.
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SOT 03:02:38
IN Q=I'm Len

(( I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk. ))
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OUT Q=newsdesk.))




Wimbledon


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=wimbledon


A pair of three-time champions advanced to the fourth round of men's singles at Wimbledon.
Top seed Pete Sampras steamrolled Byron Black 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 and eighth seed Boris Becker straight-setted Mark Petchey 6-3, 6-3, 6-2.
It was a come-from-behind victory for France's Sandrine Testud (SAN-dreen TEHS-tood) who defeated Monica Seles today in the third round at Wimbledon.
Seles was winning five-three in the third set, but couldn't sustain the momentum.

Avalanche


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


The Durham Bulls got even with Salem yesterday afternoon beating the Avalanche 6 to 3 in game two of a three game set at Memorial Stadium.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Bulls; :


This fly ball single to right field scores Forry Wells and Salem led the game 1 to nothing.
But the Bulls rallied in the top of the third. Pascual Matos sends this pitch over the left field wall inside the foul pole and the game was tied at one.
Then in the fourth, Brian Rust hits SUPER=37-Durham/6/Salem/3/;a double

off the wall in left field scoring two runs to make it 3 to 1 and the Bulls go on to win it 6 to 3.
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Senior


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-13
GRAPHIC=Golf Logo


Greg Norman is celebrating his first
tournament win since March of 1996. (----------------)
VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Olympia Fields, IL/NBC Sports; :


Marsh had seven bogeys to finish the round with a 74. However, he manages to make this long par putt at 14 to remain even.
Marsh and Bland went to 18 at even par then he taps in for par to win the tournament at 280 even par. Marsh is the first Senior Open winner not to break par since Jack Nicklaus in 19-91.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=Hold Logo


Blue Hills pro Billy King shot a 75 yesterday for a total of 295, 15 over par.

Busch


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of S7-8)
GRAPHIC=Busch Logo


On the Busch Grand National circuit, Mike McLaughlin won the Lysol 200 at Watkins Glen yesterday afternoon.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Watkins Glen, NY/TNN; :


Joe Nemechek had the strong car early in the race and he would lead the field with Terry Labonte running a strong second.
McLaughlin took the lead with 22 laps and held off his teammate Todd Bodine to win the Lysol 200 his third Busch win this season.
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IN Q="Todd's tough

((MIKE MCLAUGHLIN/LYSOL 200 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Mike McLaughlin/Lysol 200 Winner; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=............engine buddy."
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VMI-Promo


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=VMI


Virginia Military Institute is opening its doors to its new female cadets today as the school kicks off its summer school program for incoming rats.
We'll have more on this story tonight on News 7 at five and six.

Balloon


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


All eyes are on the skies in Battle Creek, Michigan this week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Battle Creek, MI;


The Team U-S Nationals and Air Show is running through Saturday.
The event attracts pilots from all over the world.
So far, Mother Nature is cooperating with all of the scheduled balloon launches.
The adventurous balloonists compete to perform tasks by throwing down markers from the air.
They try to come as close as they can to hitting an "X" mark on the ground.
The air show is expected to draw more than a million spectators. (----------------)