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Israel

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=mideast peace


It's a scene that's becoming all too familiar in Israel.
Suicide bombers entered a crowded Pedestrian mall today in downtown Jerusalem setting off a trio of explosions.
The nail-studded bombs killed six people and injured around 165.
The Islamic militant group Hamas is claiming responsibility.
The group has faxed out leaflets to various news agencies, threatening more bombings unless Israel Frees Hamas prisoners by September 14th.
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was scheduled to travel to the Israel next week to jump start peace talks, but now says she won't go unless security is improved.
Byron Pitts joins us from Washington with the latest. *****take from newspath*****
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((Bloody bodies and pandemonium in the busy Ben Yehuda Mall in Jewish West Jerusalem.. A popular tourist attraction packed with people when at 3-in the afternoon local time in Jerusalem 8am this morning east coast time here in the states 3-nail studded bombs exploded.
Witnesses say there were three separate explosions . An act of terrorism carried out by 3-suicide bombers. This mornings attack occurred a half mile from another suicide bombing in July. Israel has been on alert for attacks since THAT double suicide bombing July 30th that killed 17-people including the two bombers.
U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright was due to make her first visit to the middle east next week to revive Israeli Palestinian Peace. The Clinton administration said today it will now reconsider that trip.
Pitts Standup close:
We expect to hear from President Clinton later today from Martha's Vineyard. As for the bombing The Islamic Militant group HAMAS has claimed responsibility, threatening more will die. Byron Pitts CBS NEWS, Washington.))

SOA's


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=education


It's a whole new ballgame for Virginia schools today.
The state board of education is, at this hour, adopting historic new standards of accreditation.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Ellen/Microwave


Ellen Qualls is at the general assembly building.
Ellen, is there any doubt that the board will adopt won't these changes?
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Ellen/Microwave
(Q: Do you expect them to vote on it soon?)


Diana


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Princess Diana


Princess Diana's close friend Elton John will sing at her funeral Saturday.
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FROM NOON PKG YESTERDAY DI AND ELTON--
British officials announced today he'll perform "Candle in the Wind," a song he wrote some years ago about Marilyn Monroe.
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Millions of mourners are expected along the funeral route.
Some mourners are already staking out a spot,-- this unemployed carpenter spent the night camped outside Westminster Abbey.
Meantime, the British tabloids have been attacking the royal family for its muted reaction to Diana's death.
Queen Elizabeth's press secretary today issued a response.
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(( GEOFFREY CRAWFORD:"THE PRINCESS WAS A MUCH-LOVED NATIONAL FIGURE, BUT SHE WAS ALSO A MOTHER WHOSE SONS MISS HER DEEPLY. PRINCE WILLIAM AND PRINCE HARRY THEMSELVES WANT TO BE WITH THEIR FATHER AND GRANDPARENTS AT THIS TIME IN THE QUIET HAVEN OF BALMORAL ))
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Queen Elizabeth plans to address the nation tomorrow.
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GORE-NUNS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Gore, Al


Three Buddhist nuns will testify today before a Senate Panel about a controversial fund-raiser that Vice President Al Gore attended last year.
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The White House has stressed Gore did NOT know that event was a fund-raiser.
The nuns are expected to testify that they made five-thousand dollar donations to the Democratic National Committee.
They were later reimbursed by the temple in California where the fund-raiser was held.
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Meanwhile, the Justice Department is reviewing whether other Gore fund-raising activities merit a special prosecutor.
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Deweese


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net (edit of 97-48)
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Christopher Todd Deweese could spend three to six years in prison for causing a July accident that killed two people.
Yesterday he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
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VO-NAT
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Deweese slammed his pickup into a tree, after a police officer recognized him at Mill Mountain Park.
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He agreed to plead no contest, after the prosecution agreed not to seek a sentence above state guidelines.
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School-name


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-66
GRAPHIC=NONE


It's a debate that's spanned two years and the subject is the name of a school in Botetourt County.
In 19-95 it was renamed William Clark Middle School.
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A black community group says William Clark was a slave owner.
So honoring William Clark insults the memory of the school that before desegregation was Botetourt County's only all-black school.
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((MARTIN JEFFREY: ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S GOT TO CHANGE, THE NAME HAS GOT TO CHANGE, QUITE FRANKLY. THE BEST CASE SCENARIO IS WE HONOR HISTORY AND WE CHANGE THE NAME BACK TO WHAT IT WAS.))
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The William Clark name has plenty of supporters as well.
More than 200 residents signed a petition saying the name change issue is dead--since the name was selected after public input.
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Minority-Businesses


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=business news


There's matchmaking in progress today in Danville...
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A trade show is pairing minority businesses with major corporations.
It's a networking opportunity so minorities can offer their products to big companies.
Ling Wong, who runs her own business in Danville, has set up a booth showcasing her services.
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((LING WONG/CELESTE GROUP: FOR EXAMPLE, THE GOLF SHIRT AND GOLF BALL, WE DO THAT. WE DESIGN IT AND PACKAGE ALL OF IT TOGETHER FOR THEM.))
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A potential match for Wong might be the University of Virginia.
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((DON JONES/UVA; WE PURCHASE JUST ABOUT ANY AND EVERYTHING, FROM MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT, OFFICE SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT, TRAVEL SERVICES, YOU NAME IT, WE PURCHASE IT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA.))
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This afternoon, minority companies and large businesses will team up in a golf tournament.
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Betting


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


You may soon be able to place your bets on races at Virginia's first modern day racetrack from off-track betting parlors in Roanoke or Martinsville.
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97-49, 9/1
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Two betting parlors are already open and another two are opening this month.
The track collected enough signatures for ballot initiatives in November for off-track betting parlors in Roanoke, Fredericksburg and Martinsville.
The Colonial Downs race track began its inaugural racing season Monday.
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5-Slaughterhouse


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#597-36
GRAPHIC=NONE


A proposed new shop in Botetourt County has some residents concerned over some health and safety issues.
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Donald Griffith says all he wants to do is build a small operation to butcher his own and some of his neighbors' cattle.
But opponents say it's going to cause a multitude of problems including water contamination, odor and traffic tieups.
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((SANDRA MCDANIEL/OPPOSES SLAUGHTERHOUSE:THE ROAD IS NOT A TWO LANE GRAVEL ROAD, IT'S ONLY ONE LANE AND AT CERTAIN POINTS OUT HERE YOU HAVE TO GET IN THE DITCH ON ONE SIDE AND ON THE OTHER SIDE WHAT YOU HAVE IS ALMOST A FOUR FOOT DROP OFF.DONALD GRIFFITH:I'M GOING TO GET THE GRAND TOTAL OF TWO BEEF A WEEK IF I'M LUCKY FROM OCTOBER TO FEBRUARY SO THAT WOULD MEAN ONCE A WEEK THERE WOULD BE TWO TRUCKS COMING IN AND OUT OF HERE))
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The Griffith's are scheduled to go before the planning commission Monday to request rezoning the land.
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Ear-Kit


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=medical news


More than 80 percent of U-S children experience at least one painful ear infection by age three.
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SUPER=@File;


Now a new device called EarCheck Middle Ear Monitor, may help parents in determining if their child needs to see a doctor.
The F-D-A approved device does NOT diagnose an ear infection, but it does signal a buildup of middle-ear fluid that could require a doctor's exam.
The M-D-I instrument will be on the market sometime next month, selling for 129 dollars.
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E-SIGN-MAN


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=AFR
TAPE#97-65
GRAPHIC=NONE


He waves wooden signs at strangers on the streets and lives underground.
It's all part of the mystery of Franklin County resident John Gabel.
Andrew Freiden and Videographer Greg Moore explain.
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(( John decided he wanted to live in an underground house.
So he got a couple of books on the subject, and built it himself.
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((JOHN GABEL: THE IDEA FOR THE UNDERGROUND HOUSE WAS MAINLY FOR HEATING AND COOLING PURPOSES. IT SOUNDED LIKE A FUN THING TO DO. AND I SAW ANOTHER PERSON IN THE COUNTY DOING IT, AND I SAID...WELL THAT DOESN'T LOOK TOO HARD. HA HA...))
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He got the building permit in 1985...but his home is still a work in progress.
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((BUT, I'VE GOT ANOTHER PART THAT'S ABOVE GROUND, AND THIS IS IT, AND IT MAKES IT ALL WORTHWHILE. YOU CAN SEE ROANOKE, AND IF YOU PAN TO THE LEFT, YOU CAN SEE THE PEAKS OF OTTER IN THE DISTANCE.))
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His current project?
A 20 foot high rock tower-- built out of 300 pound river rocks.
The 43 year old sixth grade science teacher moves the boulders by hand.
He says it helps keep him in shape.
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((YOU USE THE EDGE OF THE STAIR AS A FULCRUM, THEN YOU GET YOUR LEGS BEHIND IT, LIFT UP, AND PUSH ON THE TOP OF IT, IT ROLLS UP, AND SMASHES YOUR MICROPHONE! ))
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John says some people think he's crazy...
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((But you're not crazy, you're .... ECCENTRIC-- I ENJOY IT. I LIKE TO BE DIFFERENT, JUST TO BE DIFFERENT SOMETIMES ))
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And there's nothing more different than a guy who waves wooden signs at complete strangers on the street.
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((WHEN I WAS YOUNG, MY PARENTS USED TO TALK ABOUT FUNNY THINGS THAT HAPPENED DURING THE DAY-- AND THEY'D MENTION IT AT THE DINNER TABLE. AND I THOUGHT, I'D LIKE TO BE IN SOMEBODY'S DINNER CONVERSATION. HEY-- I SAW THE FUNNIEST THING TODAY! ))
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((IT CATCHES PEOPLE OFF GUARD. THEY SEE THE SIGN, AND THEN THEY READ IT, AND IT'S LIKE-- OH! THAT'S WHAT I GO FOR, THAT CONNECTION.
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What about the people who say he should act his age?
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((IF GROWING UP MEANS BEING ALL SERIOUS AND GRUMPY...THEN I DON'T WANT TO GROW UP. ))

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So, if you're passing by a little blue car and John Gabel "waves" hello,-- give him a smile and wave back-- especially if you speak "sign" language.
Andrew Freiden, News 7, Franklin County.)) WEATHER
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Skins


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=RS97-1
GRAPHIC=Redskins/Steelers


The Redskins play Pittsburgh this Sunday on the road.
While Washington showed some promise in its win over Carolina; Steve Mason says game two should be more difficult.
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((Terry Allen's broken thumb will sideline him for at least one week. Against the Panthers; he was half of Washington's offensive production. Norv Turner will have to either go with return specialist Brian Mitchell or second year tailback Stephen Davis, who amassed 55 yards on 12 carries in Charlotte. ((:))
Yes the redskins defense did give up an uncomfortable 158 rushing yards. However; Carolina could only muster 262 total yards and one touchdown. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
The Skins and the Steelers met July 19th in Frostburg at Redskins training camp. An early season; first hand look at the pass/running talented Cordell Stewart can only help game preparation. ((:))
Kickoff this Sunday is at 1pm. Steve Mason, News 7 sports.)) ((
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Druck


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-1
GRAPHIC=49ERS


In other football news, Jim Druckenmiller is now on schedule to get his first N-F-L debut this Sunday against the St. Louis Rams.
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The former Hokie star will get the accelerated playing time because of injuries to both starter Steve Young and backup Jeff Brohm.
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Brohm has a broken finger, while Young has not been cleared by doctors to play after suffering his third concussion in less than year on Sunday when he was kneed in the head on this play.
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Druckenmiller played well in the preseason completing 19 passes, 1 touchdown and two interceptions.
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Lucky


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


And finally today,
Help from firefighters and an unusual camera gave a young kitten a second chance.
Jennifer Whitney has its story.
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