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Crossroads

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=NONE


It's business as usual at the Crossroads Mall following a rather UNUSUAL day.
A portion of the shopping center was closed after 17 people complained of a variety of ailments, including headaches, nausea, scratchy throats and watery eyes.
Emergency personnel could not find any airborne particles that may have caused this in several sweeps of the mall, so this morning it reopened.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Len/Microwave


Len Besthoff joins us with an update.
So Len how busy is it out there?
Live=Len Full/Microwave
SUPER=@len1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
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(Rollcue:back in business)
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IN Q=And they
SUPER=01-Pam Murray/Property Manager; ;00
SUPER=04-Yesterday; :16 QUICK!!
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :21
SUPER=01-Ramona Blackner/Mall Customer; :37
RUNS=:43
OUT Q=at things.



Live=Len Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Len/Microwave




STRIKE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=UPS STRIKE


As the two sides in the U-P-S strike prepare to go back to the bargaining table, incidents of picket line violence continue.
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-Somerville, MA;
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=(nats of unrest)
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VO-NAT


In Somerville, Massachusetts two people were arrested this morning for trying to stop delivery trucks with management drivers from leaving a U-P-S facility.
Since the strike began four days ago, there have been more 20 arrests at the Somerville U-P-S facility.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


There have also been reports today of bottle rockets being shot at U-P-S truck trailers at a distribution center in Fargo, North Dakota.

5-Missing-children


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-23
GRAPHIC=NONE


A drive from Roanoke County to Lynchburg ended in trouble for one woman.
The problem was that Patricia Wright's eleven- year- old daughter was at the wheel of the car.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Tuesday Night;


Wright is charged with two misdemeanors for "allowing children to be in need of services."
She had left her daughter and neice in her car while she was at Cory Everson's Aerobics and Fitness Center.
She also left the keys in the car with the engine running.
Her daughter Latisha apparently got tired of waiting, and drove off with her younger cousin.
She traveled to a relatives in Lynchburg, even stopping for gas on the way.
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VA-Tobacco


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


The U-S Farm Service Agency is investigating whether some tobacco warehouse operators and dealers in Virginia are selling more of the leaf than the federal government allows.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The investigation started after officials learned that some warehouses were holding more excess tobacco than they had reported.
The Agriculture Department limits the amount of tobacco each farm can grow in a year.
The idea is to balance the tobacco supply with expected demand to keep prices from dropping too low for growers to make a profit.
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KOREA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=plane crash investigation


The number of survivors of the Korean Air crash in Guam has dropped to 28 after one survivor died today from severe burns.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


The death comes as N-T-S-B investigators begin analyzing the black boxes in Washington.
SUPER=03-Agana, Guam;


They are reportedly zeroing in on the actions of the pilots.
Before the plane crashed, it was dangerously low on its approach to Guam International Airport.
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(( CHARLES EASTLAKE AVIATION SAFETY EXPERT IT SEEMS THAT THIS IS AN APPROACH THAT STILL SHOULD HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY SUCCESSFULLY AS LONG AS THE AIRPLANE WAS WORKING CORRECTLY." ))
SUPER=01-Charles Eastlake/Aviation Safety Expert;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=was working correctly.
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VO-NAT


More than 200 people died in the crash, and today grieving relatives visited the crash site.
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SHUTTLE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=discovery launch


Hazy Florida skies couldn't stop NASA'S 86th Shuttle Mission.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Ctr.;


Discovery blasted off shortly before eleven this morning on a mission to probe the Earth's ozone layer.
The eleven day mission will also include testing a robotic arm designed for us on NASA's future space station.
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WIPE WIPE WIPE

Mir


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Wipe/wipe/wipe
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VO-NAT


Also traveling in space, a Russian spacecraft that will dock today with the Mir space station.
Its two man crew will replace their Russian colleagues, but American Astronaut Michael Foale will stay on board Mir.
The new cosmonauts will make needed repairs to Mir which has suffered various problems since it collided with a supply ship in June.
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E-PHEN-FEN


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-50
GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health check


Some negative side effects have cast a bad light on a new weight loss treatment called Fen-Phen.
So Some people are turning to what they believe is the herbal equivalent of the treatment.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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IN Q=the sign on the side
SUPER=01-Maggie Dauost/Lifestyles Weight Management; :13
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Good/Roanoke Co-op; :30
SUPER=01-E. B. Noland/Internist;:45
SUPER=@Andrew2; 1:05
RUNS=1:25
OUT Q=news7, roanoke

((The sign on the side of Brambleton Avenue touts the wonders of Herbal Phen-Fen.
But what exactly is it?
SOT 16:01:16

((MAGGIE DAOUST/LIFESTYLES WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: IT'S MADE UP UP ST. JOHNS WORT, AND EPHEDRINE. And why does it work? FOR ONE THING THE EPHEDRINE IS GOING TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF ENERGY TO BURN OFF FAT, AND ALSO THE ST JOHNS WORT WILL GIVE YOU A SENSE OF WELL BEING.))
RUNS=:18
SOT 15:23:50

((ELIZABETH GOOD/ROANOKE CO-OP: THE EFFECT THAT HERBAL PHEN-FEN HAS ON THE BODY IS SIMILAR TO THE EFFECT THAT PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO GET FROM THE PHARMACEUTICAL FEN-PHEN, BUT IT HAS LESS SIDE EFFECTS.))
RUNS=:15

Pre-pro:
The two treatments sound exactly the same-- but the spelling of the words gives a clue that something is amiss.
SOT 17:19:58

((DR. E.B. NOLAND/LEWIS GALE INTERNIST: THEY'RE NOT THE SAME THING, EXCEPT FOR MAYBE THE STIMULANT PORTIONS-- THOSE THINGS SHOULD BE MEDICALLY MONITORED. IF YOU ARE TAKING SOMETHING THAT AFFECTS THE APPETITE, YOU ARE AFFECTING SOMETHING IN THE BODY, AND THERE ARE OTHER VITAL SIGNS THAT MIGHT BE AFFECTED. ))
RUNS=:20


Elizabeth Good says she encourages her customers to seek medical advice before using HERBAL Phen Fen.
And Dr. Noland says it's OK to use-- but only under medical supervision.
And he says you're not getting a safer version of the Fen Phen drug combination-- you are getting a different thing altogether.
Andrew Freiden, News 7, Roanoke.))

5-Super-Lice


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-34
GRAPHIC=NONE


Numerous problems with lice have one Virginia woman so frustrated that she's ready to disinfect the pharmaceutical companies.
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VO-NAT


She's launched a class action lawsuit against a maker of head lice medication that she says is NO longer effective against a new strain some scientists are calling "super lice."
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SOT 14:42:43
IN Q=We realized

((DEBBIE DUKE/HENRICO CO. PARENT: WE REALIZED THAT THEY WERE MAKING A LOT OF MONEY ON RESALE. AND IT WAS LIKE LICE WAS A DIRTY LITTLE SECRET. THEY KNEW THEIR PRODUCT WAS WORKING IN CERTAIN CASES OF RESISTANT STRAINS. AND PEOPLE WERE NOT COMING FORWARD BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT LICE. LICE IS SOMEHOW ASSOCIATED WITH FILTH.))
SUPER=01-Debbie Duke/Henrico Co. Parent;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=with filth.
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VO-NAT


Duke's lawsuit has 97 plaintiffs so far in a challenge to Warner-Lambert, the makers of Nix head lice medication.
And she's got the attention of Virginia's attorney general -- who's asked the F-D-A to step in.
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SOT 04;49:33
IN Q=I've written

((RICHARD CULLEN/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: I'VE WRITTEN TO THE ACTING COMMISSIONER. HE'S INDICATED HE'S GONNA TAKE A LOOK AT IT.))
SUPER=@cullen;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=at it.
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VO-NAT


Duke says her own family has had six separate costly and frustrating lice outbreaks in the last year.
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PARACHUTE-MISHAP


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


A video camera attached to the helmet of a parachutist, caught some terrifying moments for two other jumpers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Brisbane, Australia;


A group of four parchuters was performing a star-formation maneuver in Australia, when two of the jumpers became entangled.
They began spiraling out of control, plummeting toward the ground.
Just in the nick of time they were able to separate and release their emergency chutes and safely land.
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Old-Fiddlers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spa
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=NONE


Over the next few days, some thirty- thousand blue grass fans will descend on the small town of Galax for the annual Old Fiddler's Convention.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Steve/Microwave


Steve Pardon has been getting an earful all morning and joins this afternoon.
So what's the scene there Steve? Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=19-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=06-Galax;
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(Rollcue:over the world)
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Galax;
RUNS=:40
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Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=01-Laura Buffkin/Martinsville Resident;
SUPER=06-Galax;
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Steve/Microwave




E-Journey-Hope


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-39
GRAPHIC=NONE


They're in the home stretch -- cyclists in the tenth annual Journey of Hope bicycle tour rolled into Lynchburg yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Sixty Pi Kappa Phi fraternity brothers are spending their summer bicycling across the United States.
They've passed through 22 states in 60 days, all to raise money and awareness for persons with disabilities.
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SOT 2:35:24
IN Q=A lot of

((RICK BELL/CYCLIST: A LOT OF THE ROUTES THAT WE DO HAVE BEEN FROM YEARS PAST, SO PEOPLE ARE USED TO SEEING US EVERY YEAR COME THROUGH AND THEY WANT TO CONTINUE TO SEE US SO THEY DONATE ALONG THE WAY. AND A LOT OF PLACE DONATE IN- KIND LIKE HOTEL ROOMS OR MEALS OR DIFFERENT THINGS LIKE THAT.))
SUPER=01-Rick Bell/Cyclist; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=things like that.
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VO-NAT


The 35- hundred mile Journey of Hope has raised about 300- thousand dollars for PUSH America programs.
They'll wrap up their trip in Washington D.C. on Saturday.
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E-Boy-Scouts


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=None


After ten days in the woods, Roanoke area scouts have returned from the National Boy Scouts Jamboree.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


For troop 19-36 it's been an eventful week and a half.
Fifteen- year- old Allen Munton says getting used to the food was the most challenging.
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SOT 15:01:40
IN Q=Cooking the food

((ALLEN MUNTON/BOYSCOUT: COOKING THE FOOD.. PREPARING THE FOOD AND EATING THE FOOD. DEFINITELY EATING THE FOOD WAS THE HARDEST. IT WAS KIND OF DIFFERENT. WE WERE SO USED TO HAVING HAMBURGERS, HOTDOGS, AND ALL THAT FAST FOOD))
SUPER=01-Allen Munton/Boy Scout;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=and all that fast food
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VO-NAT


The Jamboree also had an international flavor--scouts from 26 countries were in attendance.
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SOT 15:03: 42
IN Q=I remember the guy

((MITCH IRVIN/BOYSCOUTS: I REMEMBER THE GUY FROM GERMANY WE MET.. HE HAD BEEN TAKING ENGLISH SINCE THE 4TH GRADE OR SOMETHING. NEAT TO TALK WITH HIM AND SEE WHAT HE IS LIKE ))
SUPER=01-Mitch Irvin/Boy Scout;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=what he is like
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


Fort A.P Hill in Bowling Green, Virginia played host to the Jamboree. WEATHER
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SUPER=301-71/68/Calm/30.27r/105/1918/54/1994;

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SUPER=333-Clearing/& Cool/52-56/Mostly/Sunny/78-82;
SUPER=334-Clearing/& Cool/48-53/Partly/Cloudy/80-83;
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E-American-Martinsville


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=NONe


The American of Martinsville furniture company needs a bigger "house" to support its growing production.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape;


Its parent has approved a one- million- dollar expansion for its upholstery operations as its business continues to grow at double digit rates.
The expansion should be completed by the end of this year.
It will create 30 new jobs.
American of Martinsville is one of the world's leading suppliers of guest room furniture to the lodging industry, health care and assisted living facilities, retirement homes, plus government and university dormitories.
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Dallas


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=NONE
TAPE#s7-10
GRAPHIC=COWBOYS


The Dallas Cowboys are cracking down to clean up the team's tarnished image.
And coach Barry Switzer is feeling the effects of that crackdown.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Austin, TX; :00


Last night team owner Jerry Jones
fined head coach Barry Switzer 75 thousand dollars for his arrest on a gun charge on Monday of this week.
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((JERRY JONES/COWBOYS OWNER:))
SUPER=01-Jerry Jones/Cowboys Owner; :00
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OUT Q=...FOR BARRY."
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=COWBOYS


Jones says he knows the incident was an honest mistake, but add that's no excuse.
SS=Ravens


And Switzer wasn't the only one having his troubles yesterday.
The N-F-L suspended running back Bam Morris for the first four games of the upcoming season.
Morris violated the league's substance abuse policy for the second time in two years.

Miss


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-11
GRAPHIC=NCAA COLLEGE FB


Practice is just beginning for many colleges around the country, but in Starkville, Mississippi their are more important matters to deal with at this time.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NCAA; :00


Tuesday night Mississippi State senior running back Keffer McGee died in an apparent drowning accident.
The incident occurred in an apartment complex pool around 11pm.
An autopsy yesterday revealed that no foul play was involved.
McGee, one of the top backs in the S-E-C, was 22.
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Braves


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-12
GRAPHIC=BRAVES


In the major leagues last night, the Braves celebrated their 72nd win of the year as Atlanta hosted the Cards and big Mark McGwire.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Cardinals vs. Braves; :00


He was one half of the marquee matchup pitting himself against Greg Maddux. Mcgwire would strike out twice and go 1-for-4.
Danny Bautista broke a 3-all tie in the bottom of the ninth inning with this solo blast to deep straight away center field.
The Braves win it 4-to-3.
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Blues


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of S7-9)
GRAPHIC=News 7 Sports


On high school turf, the Fighting Blues of Parry McCluer are sweating out pre-season practice physically and mentally.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00


Last season, head coach Charlie Wheeler took a overachieving bunch of players and came from the back of the pack to win the Pioneer district.
Duplicating that feat will not be an easy task this season, as last year's team was wiped out by graduation.
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IN Q="It's a rebuilding...

((CHARLIE WHEELER:))
SUPER=02-Charlie Wheeler/Parry McCluer Head Coach; :
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=...FOR US."
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Brooks-Concert


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


It's a big day in the Big Apple for Garth Brooks.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


Hundreds of his fans camped out overnight near Central Park hoping to get a spot at tonight's free concert.
Up to 24 cameras will be trained on Brooks and his band during the 90-minute show, and it's not all for the home viewers.
Five giant screens will be positioned to help the Central Park fans see what's going on.
About a half a million are expected to attend the concert.
It will be televised live on H-B-O. (----------------)