12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

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The first women enter the barracks at Virginia Military Institute.
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And U-P-S officials and striking Teamsters are back at the bargaining table.
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Lingering clouds and spotty showers as a cold front moves through the area.
But the front'll leave behind milder temperatures for the rest of the week.
The work week outlook is coming up.
ANCHOR=Melanie
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News 7 at noon is next. Noon-Open
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VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=khu
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=VMI


The historic day has arrived in Lexington for some 30 women who are taking their places in a new class of freshmen cadets at the Virginia Military Institute.
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Keith Humphrey is on post at VMI this afternoon. A big day isn't it Keith?
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(Rollcue: in the life of VMI )
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500 recent high school graduates.


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S-VMI-Prep


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=VMI


The women cadets are getting most of the attention today.
But, as Denise Allen explains they're not the only newcomers on campus.
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(( They're already arriving...no not the first female V-M-I cadets....it's the media.
Col. Mike Strickler expects nearly 1-50 newspeople on post to greet the school's first female students.
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((COL. MIKE STRICKLER/VMI SPOKESPERSON: WE'LL PROBABLY HAVE 60 OUTLETS HERE. TELEVISION WISE WE'LL HAVE 18 TO 20 SATELLITE TRUCKS WILL BE HERE SO IT WILL BE KIND OF A FRENZY.))
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Strickler and his staff have been preparing for this frenzy since February.
But the school has been preparing for the first female cadets for more than a year.
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((STRICKLER: THE BIGGEST RENOVATION PROGRAM WAS IN OUR PHYSICAL EDUCATION BUILDING. THEY HAD TO KNOCK DOWN HALL WAYS AND MAKE OTHER SHOWERS AND DRESSING FACILITIES. THAT WAS ABOUT TWO MILLION DOLLARS WE GOT FROM THE STATE.))
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More lights were also added around the parade grounds, but the barracks didn't change much.
Besides women's restrooms, the only other change is shades on the windows--to be used only when the cadet is changing.
But upperclassmen admit the atmosphere is different.
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((HENRY JAMES/VMI JUNIOR: I EXPECT THEM TO BE NERVOUS WITH THE GIRLS AROUND. IT'S KIND OF DIFFERENT WHEN YOU WALK OUT OF YOUR ROOM AND YOU'RE NOT USED TO SEEING A FEMALE STANDING THERE.))
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But Henry James says the cadets are ready to welcome the first co-ed class.
He says school officials have a plan and the upperclassmen are ready to execute it.
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((HENRY JAMES: DO LIKE WE NORMALLY DO. WE'RE NOT CHANGING ANYTHING. EVERYTHING'S GOING JUST FINE. JUST CAUSE THERE'S FEMALES HERE THINGS ARE NOT GOING TO BE DIFFERENT. EVERYTHING IS JUST FINE.))
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Mike Strickler says there is pressure not to repeat the Citadel's mistakes.
But he says they've had time to prepare 31 good female candidates which should help the school's integration program succeed.
And he says he's looking forward to the quieter days ahead--when the media leaves V-M-I.
Denise Allen News 7.))

E-Alumni


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NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#NONE
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Though one tradition is coming to an end today, some are hoping to pick up where VMI left off.
A group of alumni has decided to start their own all male Christian military college.
The group plans to start what it calls the Southern Military Institute by the year 2004.
Start up costs would be about 100 million dollars.
Organizers are looking at a possible location in northern Alabama.


UPS-Update


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of 06:01:59)
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


U-P-S management and Teamsters are back at the bargaining table this afternoon.
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VO-NAT
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The marathon session ended around midnight last night with a teamsters official sounding pessimistic on whether any progress had been made.
In an interview yesterday, U-P-S President James Kelly renewed his plan to lay off fifteen thousand strikers and hire replacement workers.
While Teamsters President Ron Carey called that a threat.
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With the strike entering its third week, the packages continue to pile up.
Despite efforts by other companies to handle the extra volume, many businesses are losing money.
U-P-S is losing about 300 million dollars.
And workers walking the picket line are making only fifty dollars per week as the strike drags on.
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S-Post-Office


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-42
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


The U-S Postal service added another day of deliveries to its schedule to meet the demand due to the U-P-S strike.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The strike has translated into big business for the U-S Postal Service.
So to keep the packages from piling up postal workers are now delivering on Sundays.
Two carriers out of each office work the extra day on a rotating basis.
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((CINDY ASHBY/MAIL CARRIER: I THINK IT CAME AS QUITE A SURPRISE. IT'S BEEN A REAL SHOCK FOR ME HOW MANY WE'VE HAD. IT'S A LOT MORE THAN THE CHRISTMAS RUSH EVEN. I THINK WE'RE DOING PRETTY GOOD SO FAR. HOPEFULLY WE'LL BE ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH IT.))
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Officials say they expect the volume of packages to stay high even after the strike ends.
Some mail order companies have already committed their future business to U-S Postal Service.
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POLICE


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


Two New York City police officers accused of torturing a Haitian immigrant will be formally charged today with assault and sexual abuse.
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Last week Abner Louima (loo-EE'-mah) was allegedly sodomized with the handle of a toilet plunger inside a Brookyln police station.
As many as five other officers may also face charges.
Meantime, at least two officers have come forward as witnesses to the assualt.
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Hudson-Meat


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#=NET
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A "Swat" team of top U-S government inspectors is descending on the Hudson Food Plant in Columbus, Nebraska.
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The experts will try to trace the source of E- Coli (ee KOH'-ly) bacteria found in hamburger patties produced at the plant.
One-point-two million pounds of the meat has been recalled.
A preliminary report on what caused the breakout of bacteria is expected today.
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S-SCLC


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


A second request has been made for the F-B-I to investigate a Grayson County murder.
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The Southern Christian Leadership Conference wants the F-B-I to investigate the murder of Garnett Paul Johnson as a hate crime.
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The Reverend Curtis Harris of Hopewell is the president of the S-C-L-C's Virginia chapter.
He says the decision was made after officials visited Elk Creek on Thursday and Friday.
Louis James Ceparano was charged with capital murder after Johnson's burned body was found near Ceparano's home.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Another suspect Emmett Cressel Junior also faces first degree murder and robbery charges in the case.

MIR


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#=NET
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More serious problems for the Mir space station.
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Russian officials say the spacecraft's main computer failed today, but they say it doesn't threaten the lives of the two Russians and one American on board.
The failure caused Mir to lose its orientation to the sun, and forced the crew to shut off some central systems.
It also means another delay in fixing damage caused by a collision with a cargo craft in June.
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Shuttle


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Fog in Florida prevented the shuttle Discovery from landing this morning.
So astronauts will spend a 12th day in orbit.
Their mission included releasing a satellite that gathered information on the Earth's ozone layer.
They retrieved the satelite on Saturday.
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S-Encore-Plus


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-40
GRAPHIC=Breast Cancer


The Y-W-C-A of the Roanoke Valley is searching for women survivors of breast and cervical cancer.
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The "Y" is kicking off a new program, "Encore Plus" for women in recovery--
It's all part of a national program offering support, and rehabilitative exercise-- in the pool, and on dry land.
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((SALLY GRAVELY/YWCA: IF YOU'VE HAD SURGERY,THE RANGE OF MOTION HAS BECOME LIMITED. SO BY TAKING PART IN THE EXERCISES THEY'LL HAVE A CHANCE TO INCREASE THAT RANGE OF MOTION. THE EXERCISES ARE NOT AEROBIC IN ANY FORM OR FASHION. THEY'RE JUST DESIGNED TO HELP THEM REGAIN THE ABILITY THEY MAY HAVE LOST. ))
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"Encore Plus" will also form a support group for patients.
The fee is set on a sliding scale.
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S-Theatre-Museum


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-51
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Having to sort through old photographs or search for artifacts is painstaking work for some.
But, it's welcome work for those interested in preserving historic sites like the American Theatre.
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The Roanoke Valley Museum of Theatre History is located on the second floor of the Jefferson Center.
Though it only occupies a couple of rooms, the museum is crowded with memorabilia from the stage and the silver screen.
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((NITA WILLIS/MUSEUM OF THEATRE HISTORY PRESIDENT: AND WE HAVE AN OLD CHAIR THERE FROM THE RIALTO THEATER AND I WAS TELLING THE STORY THAT WHEN THE SHOWTIMERS BOUGHT THEM FOR THE LAB THEATER, WE SPENT A WEEK OR SO AND GOT 20 POUNDS OF CHEWING GUM OFF THE BOTTOM OF THE CHAIRS. AND ONE MAN SAID I LEFT A LOT OF IT THERE. DID YOU SAVE IT FOR ME?))
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The Museum of Theater History recently published a tribute to the American Theater, Roanoke's movie palace which was demolished in 1973.
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The museum is also holding a membership meeting and an open house Monday afternoon at 2:30 in the Jefferson Center's Fitzpatrick Hall. WEATHER
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Common-Sense


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NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=Common Sense
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The state's banking industry has been the target of the latest takeover frenzy.
In choosing between the banks that remain, however, some experts say your investment style should factor into your choice.
Len Besthoff has more in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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((A wave of mergers has left just two independent major banks in the state of Virginia, and the question is, is it a good time to invest in those stocks? Ben Hartman with Edward Jones weighs in with his opinion.))
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The banks we're talking about include Crestar, based in Richmond, and First Virginia Bank, of Falls Church.
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((BEN HARTMAN/EDWARD JONES INC.: OUR PHILOSOPHY IS TO BUY GOOD QUALITY INVESTMENTS, WHICH INCLUDE STOCKS IN THE FINANCIAL SECTOR. THE FINANCIAL SECTOR HAS LED THE BULL MARKET OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS AND CONTINUES TO DO SO THIS YEAR. WE AT EDWARD JONES LIKE THE FINANCIAL SECTOR. IN TERMS OF INVESTMENTS. AS FAR AS THESE TWO SPECIFIC COMPANIES, OUR RECOMMENDATION AT EDWARD JONES IS TO BUY QUALITY STOCKS AND HOLD THEM FOR THE LONG PERIOD. AS FAR AS THE SPECULATION PLAY, OUR PHILOSOPHY AT EDWARD JONES IS NOT SO MUCH TOWARDS THE SPECULATIVE SIDE OF INVESTING, BUT MORE TOWARD BUYING QUALITY INVESTMENTS AND HOLDING THEM FOR THE LONG TERM.))
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S-Race


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-37
GRAPHIC=Michigan Logo


Mark Martin took the checkered flag yesterday at the (Da Vill biss) Devilbiss 400 after trailing the leaders by two laps.
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Pole sitter Johnny Benson dropped back and Mark Martin took the lead with 182 laps left in the race.
The competition was tight all over the track.
Bill Elliott, Dale Jarrett and Jeff Gordon race together, trying to get to the front.
They were running in the top 10 at the time.
Rusty Wallace started last, but he worked his way to the front-- running 14-th at this point of the race.
Then Martin ran into trouble.
The left rear tire on his car went flat, sending him to the pits.
He would go 2 laps down after leading 70 of the first 85 laps.
Jeff Burton led the race.
But after 100 laps, the caution came out because of a drizzle over the track.
It happened again on lap 124.
Ted Musgrave, who had a fast car all day, took the lead on the restart with 41 laps to go.
Wally Dallenbach's car stalled, bringing out the caution on lap 163.
Martin took the lead-- passing Jeff Gordon with 31 laps to go.
He cruises to victory coming from two laps down because of a flat tire.
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Gordon was second, Musgrave third, Ernie Irvan fourth and Dale Jarrett fifth.
Jeff Burton finished 8-th.

S-Avalanche


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


The Salem Avalanche battled the Durham Bulls last night to wrap-up a three-game series.
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A nice crowd came out to watch the Avalanche take on the Bulls.
In the top of the fourth, Ed Cordeo hits this high chopper to third base. Brian Rust scores from third and the Bulls led 2 to nothing.
The Avalance rallied.
In the bottom of the fifth, Chad Gambill hits a grounder to shortstop for a fielders' choice.
Tal Light scores from third to make it 3 to 1.
Moments later, Salvador Duverge hits SUPER=37-Salem/2/Durham/4/;a fly ball

and the Bulls' left- fielder makes a diving catch.
But Ben Petrick tags at third to score.
Salem trailed 3 to 2, and Durham wins the game 4 to 2.
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S-PGA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-15
GRAPHIC=PGA CHAMPIONSHIP


Davis Love has won his first major tournament on the P-G-A tour in 12 years.
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Love and Justin Leonard started the day tied at seven under par. Leonard had an up and down round, but he shot a 71 to finish 5 shots back in second place, at 6 under par.
Love played steadily throughout his final round, and he was on his way after this birdie putt at the 8-th hole to go to 10 under par.
Love birdied the final hole for a final round 66-- putting him at 11 under par for the tournament, and erasing memories of the majors he gave away throughout his career.
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Jeff Maggert will also remember his round yesterday. He tied the course record, shooting a 5 under par 65 to finish in third place at four under. His round earned him a spot on the Ryder Cup Team.
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tap-o-mania


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


Here's a question for you, how many tap-dancers does it take to get into the Guiness Book of World Records?
The answer--six-thousand 6-hundred and seventy six.
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That's the number of tap dancers here that performed a routine yesterday in front of Macy's in New York City.
The tappers beat last year's record of six-thousand six-hundred fifty-four dancers.
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