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Flowers-Home

ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Princess Diana


Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Melanie Moon has the day off.
The world is still trying to come to terms with the sudden death of Princess Diana over the weekend.
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Thousands of mourners are placing flowers and cards in front of her residence, Kensington Palace.
Many British residents bought up papers on their way to work today, still not believing their beloved Princess is gone.
Lee Cowan joins us now with more on this story.
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Diana


ANCHOR=Kimberly
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((IT IS YET ANOTHER TRAGIC TURN IN THE STORY THAT HAS GRIPPED THE WORLD. AS DIANA'S FANS REMEMBER THEIR PRINCESS IN THEIR OWN PERSONAL WAY, THE WORD FROM INVESTIGATORS IN PARIS IS THAT DIANA'S DRIVER, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE RITZ HOTEL WHERE SHE HAD HER LAST MEAL, WAS PROBABLY DRUNK. WHILE THE FINGER OF BLAME FOR THE ACCIDENT HAS BEEN POINTED REPEATEDLY AT PHOTOGRAPHERS TRYING TO SNAP A PICTURE, A PARIS PROSECUTOR TODAY ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING THE PRINCESS' DRIVER HAD A CRIMINALLY HIGH BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL, THOUGH HE WOULDN'T SAY EXACTLY WHAT IT WAS. LONDONERS OUTSIDE HARROD'S DEPARTMENT STORE REACTED QUICKLY TO THE NEWS.

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MEANWHILE, LINE FORMED EARLY TODAY OUTSIDE THE CHAPEL ROYAL OF ST. JAMES'S PALACE, WHERE DIANA'S BODY RESTS. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE DIANA TOUCHED, EVERYDAY PEOPLE WHO SAW HER AS THEIR PRINCESS. AFTER PASSING THROUGH METAL DETECTORS THEY ARE ALLOWED TO SIGN ONE OF 4 CONDOLENCE BOOKS AND PAY THEIR RESPECTS. THE BODY WILL REMAIN HERE UNTIL SATURDAY'S FUNERAL AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY.

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OUTSIDE HARROD'S DEPARTMENT STORE OUTSIDE BUCKINGHAM PALACE EVEN AT THE SCENE OF SATURDAY'S HORRIBLE ACCIDENT IN PARIS DIANA'S FANS HAVE SAID IT WITH FLOWERS-WE WILL MISS YOU.

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AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BANNING LANDMINES OPENED WITH A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR DIANA, WHO LED A CAMPAIGN TO BAN MINES WORLDWIDE. ))
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E-Diana-Reax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#=97-48
GRAPHIC=Princess Diana


People in the Roanoke Valley also expressed their grief over the death of Princess Diana.
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((MONTAGE:I WAS DEEPLY SADDENED AND I REALLY HAVE FELT A SENSE OF LOSS IN THE WORLD BECAUSE I FELT SHE WAS A VERY COMPASSIONATE PERSON WHO GAVE. SHE WAS ON THE ROYAL SIDE, BUT SHE COULD MEET WITH THE COMMON PEOPLE AND I THINK THAT COMMON TOUCH WAS THE TOUCH THAT I FELT AND I THINK THE WORLD HAS HAD A SERIOUS LOSS. WE HEARD IT ON THE RADIO THIS MORNING, WE WERE VERY UPSET. I FEEL FOR HER FAMILY AND HER CHILDREN. DEVASTATED, I MEAN IT'S A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY. JUST A REAL TRAGEDY AND I HATE TO SEE IT HAPPEN))
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
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Many Roanoke residents also said they hope this will curb some of the media frenzy in trying to snap photos of famous faces.

Yeltsin


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Princess Diana


Political leaders and Hollywood celebrities alike joined the world in their grief over Princess Diana.
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A saddened Elizabeth Taylor blamed the paparazzi, saying she knows what it is like to be chased for her photograph.
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On the other side of the globe, Russian President Boris Yeltsin offered his sympathies to Britain.
Yeltsin said Diana did a lot for Russia, and that her charity work was an example from which wealthy Russians could learn.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
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Meanwhile, Yeltsin announced today he does NOT plan to run again when his term expires in the year 2000.
He gave no indication of what he intends to do next.

B'burg-Shooting


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=
TAPE#net (edit of 97-49)
GRAPHIC=shooting


Gunfire on a Blacksburg dance floor left one man dead and landed three brothers in jail.
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The shooting happened at a popular local night spot frequented by Virginia Tech students called Arnold's Sandwiches.
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Witnesses say about five shots were fired...30- year- old Richard Bullard of Florida died on the scene.
Another man from Mississippi was hospitalized with injuries.
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Police arrested 24- year- old Leon Antoine Scales of Martinsville and identical twins Terry and Kerry Scales on murder charges.
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Colonial-Downs


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=NONE


The horses will soon be out of the gate at Colonial Downs in New Kent County.
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The races will mark the opening of a six-week season of live racing. But there are still a lot of finishing touches to complete the new 55-million dollar race track.
About 12-million dollars in wagers is expected for the inaugural season. Most income comes from off-track betting.
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Minimum-Wage


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Minimum Wage


Labor Day means a day off for most American workers.
But today ALSO marks a pay increase for seven million employees.
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SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


The federal minimum wage goes up to five dollars and 15- cents an hour, starting today.
Fast food workers, retail clerks, and others will earn 40- cents an hour on the job.
The pay hike is part of the second phase of an increase Congress approved last summer.
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Chesapeake-Ax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=fatal ax


The bodies of three women and two children were recovered from the Chesapeake Bay at about four this morning.
Authorities would not release the ages of the victims, but said one of them was an infant.
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They were killed this weekend after their car flipped off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.
Police say the driver was trying to pass another car and lost control.
The vehicle was then struck by a car, and went over the rail.
Two of the women were from Hampton.
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BV-Parade


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Virginia's campaign '97 is unofficially on its way.
Buena Vista annual labor day parade will wind down Magnolia Avenue today from the local high school to Glen Maury Park.
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All six major-party candidates for the state's top three offices are expected to attend -- including Democrat Don Beyer and Republican Jim Gilmore, the two contenders for governor.
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E-VMI-Women


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-52
GRAPHIC=VMI


And not far from Buena Vista, in Lexington...
one female rat is claiming she being singled out for unfair treatment at Virginia Military Institute.
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Senior Class President Kevin Trujillo (TROO-hillo) says the woman felt she was being picked on by upperclassmen.
However, Trujillo says the woman is staying at the institute.
One other woman has been called before the Rat Disciplinary Committee. Trujillo says Angelica Garza of Fort Belvoir -- quote -- "popped off a little attitude with an upperclassman."
Her penalty will be some calisthenics.
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E-Feedback-8/31


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#=Feedback
GRAPHIC=Feedback


One former Danville resident wrote us to say we gave a convicted criminal too much attention.
Here's Assignment Editor Joe McKean with this week's Feedback.
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((The day Frank Clements was sentenced to life in prison for shooting a 10-year-old boy, he had a few words for prosecutor Bill Fuller. FRANK CLEMENTS/DEFENDANT: I DON'T CARE WHAT BILL FULLER SAY ABOUT ME. HE'S A COWARD. HE STANDS BEHIND THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM TO SENTENCE US. HE DON'T KNOW WHAT WE GOT TO DO IN THE STREETS TO LIVE AND SURVIVE. HE'S A COWARD.
A viewer from Lynchburg commented:
"Clements is a convicted criminal who has shown no remorse for shooting an innocent child. He also awaits trial for bank robbery and is already serving life for a murder conviction. Do we really want to give men like this a forum? I hope the majority of your viewers were as upset as I was about his comments being allowed, and repeatedly, on Virginia's most-watched local television news."
"Bill Fuller is a long-time commonwealth's attorney who has served the citizens of Danville well...How about a story on Fuller's years as a prosecutor--perhaps Clements will be able to watch from prison, where he belongs."
No matter where you watch our newscasts, if you see something you'd like to praise or criticize, you can send a letter to News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke Virginia, 24022.
Faxes should be sent to 540-343-7269.
Our email address is news@wdbj7.com.
And to take part in our moderated online discussion group, call up our web site: www.wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

S-Averett-Volunteers


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#=97-53
GRAPHIC=Education


Freshman at Averett learned a lesson in volunteering.
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Hearts decorate this furniture, sanded and stained by Averett College freshmen...
Goodwill then sells these items to help Danville's disabled.
Around the corner, more Averett students build stereo cabinets for Goodwill.
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((CHRIS ADAMS/AVERETT COLLEGE FRESHMAN: YOU GO OUT AND HELP THE COMMUNITY AND HAVE THE CHANCE TO MEET NEW PEOPLE.))
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Volunteering is optional...
but almost half the freshmen signed up.
At a shelter for abused women and children, students transformed an old kitchen into a tutoring center.
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((DON BUMPUS/FRESHMAN: I DECIDED TO DO THIS BECAUSE I LIKE HELPING OUT IN THE COMMUNITY A LOT, AND IT REALLY MAKES ME FEEL GOOD TO KNOW THAT I'VE MADE A DIFFERENCE. CATHIE MARTIN/SHELTER EMPLOYEE: WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET OUR STUDENT CENTER AND OUR TUTORIAL CENTER UP AND GOING AND WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET VOLUNTEERS. SO AFTER THIS, NOTHING'S GOING TO STOP US.))
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Martin hopes to convince students that volunteering would be a great study break throughout the year.
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E-Safe-Cooking


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cst
TAPE#=97-50
GRAPHIC=NONE


Many people will be lighting up the grill today for Labor Day barbecues.
Keeping the food safe and clean is a top concern.
Health Check's Connie Stevens has some safe cooking tips.
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(( The rules in a nut shell-- keep hot foods hot, cold foods cold-- cook food properly, wash your hands-- and be careful not to cross contaminate.
Safe food handling actually begins in the grocery store-- don't put raw meat next to other foods in your cart.
When you get home, be sure to wash all fruits and vegetables.
And of course-- wash your hands, the counter, the sink, and any utensils you touch to prevent the spread of bacteria.
When preparing hamburger-- never leave raw meat at room temperature. And cook with a thermometer-- heating the meat to a temperature of 160 degrees to kill bacteria.
Keep leftovers stored in clean, sealed containers-- refrigerating perishables quickly.
Safe eating is serious business--
As many as nine-thousand Americans die each year from food-borne illnesses-- millions more are sickened. Connie Stevens. News 7.))
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Common-Sense


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


New tax laws have ushered in a new type of Individual Retirement Account, or I-R-A.
Here's Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense.
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((For the next few weeks on Common Sense, we'll be talking about the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. It has a number of provisions that you may be interested in because it could save you money. One of them is something called the Roth I-R-A, and Gary Duerk with Brown, Edwards, and Company will explain.))
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((GARY DUERK/CPA-BROWN, EDWARDS & CO.: WELL THE ROTH I-R-A IS NEW FOR 1998. AND IT ALLOWS A TAXPAYER TO MAKE A NON- DEDUCTIBLE 2000- DOLLAR CONTRIBUTION TO THE I-R-A. AND FROM THE WAY I READ IT THE HUSBAND CAN DO IT AND ALSO THE SPOUSE. THE EARNINGS ARE TAX- DEFERRED. BUT IF YOU LEAVE THEM IN THERE FOR AT LEAST FIVE YEARS, YOU CAN WITHDRAW THEM UNDER THREE CIRCUMSTANCES. ONE BEING OVER AGE 59-AND-A-HALF, OR IF YOU HAVE TO WITHDRAW DUE TO A DISABILITY OR FIRST TIME HOME PURCHASE, ALL THE DISTRIBUTIONS COME OUT TAX FREE, SO THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD BENEFIT YOU CAN HAVE.))
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((One thing to remember with the Roth I-R-A, if a couple has an adjusted gross income of over 150- thousand- dollars, it does not qualify. I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
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Hillcats


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=twe
TAPE#net (edit of CL-97)
GRAPHIC=Hillcats


Lynchburg Hillcats took on the Frederick Keys last night in game one of their best of three Northern Division series.
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Bronson Arroyo got some help in the 2nd from Shon Walker, who cranks this solo blast deep over the left centerfield wall for a 1-nothing Lynchburg lead.
Then in the 3rd, Tike Redman rips a shot down the right field line and digs for a triple. The throw would get away and eventually the umps award Redman home plate for a 2 run Lynchburg advantage.
Luis Figueroa bloops a single into center, plating Walker. 3-zip Lynchburg,
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and the Hillcats take game 1, 3 to nothing. Game 2 is today at Frederick.
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Panthers


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=CP97-1
GRAPHIC=Panthers/redskins


The Washington Redskins dished out some capitol punishment in Charlotte last night; beating the Carolina Panthers 24 to 10.
Steve Mason and photographer Greg Moore have a recap from Erickson Stadium.
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Giants


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-2
GRAPHIC=Giants/Eagles


Tiki Barber scored the first touchdown of his pro career and the New York Giants opened with a 31 to 17 win over Philadelphia.
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The Giants led 7 to 3 then in the second quarter Dave Brown goes to the air and hits Chris Calloway on the 9 yard touchdown pass and New York took a 14 to 3 lead.
Philadelphia's Rodney Peete entered the game in the third quarter and in the fourth he hits Kevin Turner on this 14 yard touchdown pass and the Eagles trailed 24 to 17.
Then the Giant defense came up with a big play. Peete puts the ball in the
SUPER=30-N.Y. Giants/31/Philadelphia/17/;air again this time Sam Gash picks

it off follows his blocking and races down the sideline for a 95 yard return for a touchdown and the Giants win it 31 to 17.
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Photos-Diana


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


That's all for this Labor Day edition of News 7 at noon.
Hope you have a safe and enjoyable afternoon.
We leave you now with another look at the woman known as the "People's Princess."
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