12:00-01

ws-london

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=stocks


On Wall Street today investors watched the Dow fall more than 175 points in early trading, but it's nothing compared to what some overseas markets.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;

11:00:
The Dow industrial average has now steadied and improved, and at the Noon hour is down 157 points.
SUPER=03-London, UK;


That's in stark contrast to what happened overnight in Europe and Asia.
European indexes dropped more than four percent.
SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan;


And Tokyo's Nikkei lost three percent.
The panic began in Hong Kong where stocks suffered their worst decline in a decade, plunging ten percent.
Lisa Barron reports.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

japan-market


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=wipe/wipe/wipe
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7:03:51
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SUPER=03-Hong Kong;:00
SUPER=01-Lisa Barron/Reporting; :35 (no SU)
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OUT Q=FOR CBS NEWS.


CHILD-CARE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Clinton, Hillary


First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton is tackling the topic of improving child care at a special White House conference today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


It involves child care experts and focus on the twin issues of cost and quality of child care.
Mrs. Clinton calls day care a "silent crisis."
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10:03:07
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((WE'RE ADVOCATING THAT MORE PARENTS BANNING TOGETHER REALLY KNOW WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR WITH GOOD CHILDCARE AND HELP TO MAKE THE KIND OF CHANGES IN THE MARKETPLACE THAT WOULD CREATE A BETTER SUPPLY. ))
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VO-NAT


In opening statements at the conference President Clinton said good care is all too rare, too expensive -- and often is poorly or dangerously run.
The President is promising a child care plan for his State of the Union message in January.
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Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Bramblett


Mass murder suspect Earl Bramblett gave some books about serial killers to a brother of one of the murder victims in the weeks before the Hodges' murders.
In the course of talking about murder in general, Randy Hodges testified this morning that he asked Bramblett if he could kill anyone.
According to Hodges, Bramblett said yes.
Hodges eventually agreed to wear a wire to record his conversations with Bramblett.
Randy Hodges testified that Bramblett told him he had spoken to an attorney and that he wasn't going to cooperate with police.

Harper


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sly
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Police investigating the 19-95 murder of a Hollins College student have searched the home of the victim's brother.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fairfax Co./November 1995;


Twenty- year- old Anne Harper was found dead after an arson fire at her family's Fairfax City home on Thanksgiving Day 19-95.
She had been stabbed once in the chest.
Earlier this month police searched the Harrisonburg home of her 20- year- old brother Matthew, who is a sophomore at James Madison University
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Murder Investigation


Court records say Matthew told someone that he got blood on himself and disposed of a pair of shoes when he found his sister's body.

E-Celco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=NONE


Union leaders are NOT happy with the way company leaders want to reorganization Giles County's largest employer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./September;


Celco officials say the union rejected a proposal that would automate some jobs in the plant.
Plant officials insist the plan would have provided hourly workers with job security.
But union leaders reportedly feel the proposal violates their contract by stripping away seniority rights.
As many as 500- hourly workers could be affected.
Celco makes material for cigarette filters and yarn for synthetic clothes.
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E-Dublin-Garment


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-75
GRAPHIC=Business Closing


And in Pulaski County more than 100 factory workers will be jobless as of Christmas.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dublin;


Dublin Garment Company is closing down in December.
The company, which has been around for more than 40-years, notified its 150 workers yesterday morning.
Company officials say the plant simply can't compete with cheaper labor in foreign countries.
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IN Q=It really

((MARY FUNK/DUBLIN GARMENT EMPLOYEE:IT REALLY HURTS TO LOSE EVERYTHING AND THESE EMPLOYEES DOWN HERE HAS WORKED SO HARD, FOR EVERYTHING. BARBARA SPANGLER/DUBLIN GARMENT EMPLOYEE:SOME OF THESE WOMEN ARE CHILDREN OF PEOPLE I WORK WITH, USED TO WORK WITH, YOU KNOW, THERE'S GENERATIONS HERE, TWO GENERATIONS. ))
SUPER=01-Mary Funk/Dublin Garment Employee; :00
SUPER=01-Barbara Spangler/Dublin Garment Employee; :07
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OUT Q=two generations.
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VO-NAT


Barbara Spangler has been with the company for almost 30- years.
Dublin Garment makes health care uniforms.
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IRS-c-hearings


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=washington dc


The nominee to head the Internal Revenue Service appears headed for confirmation.
Charles Rossotti (roh-ZAH'-tee) appeared before the Senate Finance Committee

this morning and endorses strong reforms at the tax agency.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill/Yesterday;


Yesterday the House Ways and Means Committee approved an I-R-S restructuring measure.
Republicans are hoping to get the measure approved in the House and Senate before Congress adjourns in November.
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MINE-HELICOPTERS


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


There's a new weapon in the air in the fight against land mines.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Austria;

4:14:35
It's a mine seeking helicopter.
It was inaugurated today in Austria.
Land mines are usually located by using metal detectors, but this chopper locates mines with infrared detectors.
Using metal detectors is expensive, dangerous and cannot be implemented everywhere.
The satellite navigated helicopter system was designed by an Austrian company.
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PA-SNOW


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=snow


If you woke up and thought it was cold outside, it could be worse, A LOT worse.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Erie, PA;

7:26:24
Some Pennsylvania residents are digging out from underneath three to six inches of snow.
The white stuff was courtesy of nearby Lake Erie and occurs when cold air blows over the warmer waters of the lake.
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E-ferrum-fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


A traffic accident last night killed a Ferrum College student and injured another.
Brian Ruzzi was pronounced dead at the scene--the other was taken to the hospital.
Police say their vehicle crossed the center line of Route 6-19 in Franklin County and collided with a tractor trailer.
Ferrum College representatives say both students are from Virginia Beach.

Gov-Race


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


Republican Jim Gilmore seems to be pulling ahead in the governor's race.
A poll published in the Washington Post says Gilmore has 48 percent of the votes and Democrat Don Beyer has 41 percent.
The poll has a three point margin of error.

E-Earley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-65
GRAPHIC=Mark Earley

**Note Anchor Tag**
And in the Attorney General's race,
Mark Earley has at least a 50-50 shot at becoming Virginia's second most powerful player.
But many Virginians still don't know him.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SUPER=@file; :00
SUPER=@Earley; :32
SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:18
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( Mark Earley tends to defy stereotypes.
A deeply religious Christian.
But also an aggressive lawyer.
Since he ran for state senate first in 1987, he's been its most successful champion of conservative causes -- but he's respected by the capitol's liberal leaners.
A Virginia Republican whose father was a labor union member.
He still lives in the same neighborhood he grew up in, but he had to leave Virginia to develop a desire to lead Virginia.
The epiphany came 20 years ago, doing ministry work in the Philippines.
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((AND I REALLY CAME TO SEE THAT THE TREMENDOUS DEMOCRATIC LIBERTIES AND OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE HAVE HERE IN AMERICA DON'T RISE LIKE THE SUN ON THE REST OF THE WORLD EVERYDAY. AND I CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT UNLESS EACH GENERATION OF AMERICANS REALLY HAS A PASSIONATE RECOMMITMENT TO THE CORE PRINCIPLES OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL OF OUR CITIZENS, NOT JUST SOME, THAT WE WERE IN DANGER OF LOSING OUR GREATNESS IN THE FUTURE.))
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Earley's vision includes the Filipino-American community in Chesapeake.
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((EVEN AS I WAS A KID GROWING UP, I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE FRIENDS WITH EVERYBODY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.))
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((WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL IN THE '70S WHEN OUR HIGH SCHOOL WAS INTEGRATED, I TRIED TO TAKE THE LEAD IN WELCOMING THE AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS AND BEING SURE THEY WERE MADE PART OF ALL OF OUR ORGANIZATIONS. THE BAND, THE PLAYS, THE KEY CLUB.))
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He calls his minority appeal the untold story of his campaign.
He counts NAACP state president Paul Gillis as a supporter.
Gillis, you may remember, labelled Earley ally George Allen a racist Howdy Doody.
Democrats label him a Pat Robertson clone -- and in fact the polarizing televangelist is his biggest individual contributor.
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((I SEE HIM ON OCCASION. PROBABLY NO MORE THAN ONCE OR TWICE A YEAR. BUT HE'S IN MY SENATE DISTRICT, SO I MAY KNOW HIM BETTER THAN SOME OTHERS.))
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But he blasts the campaign tactic.
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((BASICALLY AN APPROACH TO POLITICS THAT'S REMINISCENT OF JOE MCCARTHEY IN THE LATE 1950S -- WHERE YOU ATTEMPTED TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT SOMEONE BY LINKING THEM TO SOMEBODY ELSE.))
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The link he doesn't mind is to George Allen, with whom he shared credit for ushering parental notification for minor abortions into law this year after an 18- year battle.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Bill Dolan


We have Democrat Bill Dolan's profile coming up tonight at six and eleven.

Boitnott


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#net (edit of 97-76)
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


Democrat John Boitnott is having some trouble with his party.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;


Boitnott received the letter last Friday-- stating his membership to the Democratic Party was cancelled, and he had ten days to respond.
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SOT 13:26:00
IN Q=Kinda shocked

((JOHN BOITNOTT/TOWN ATTORNEY:KINDA SHOCKED KINDA AMAZED, SURE WAS))
SUPER=01-John Boitnott/Town Attorney;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=sure was
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VO-NAT


Boitnott took the signs down and the local committee took that as a "sign" that he did not support an opposing party candidate.
His membership is on hold until the committee meeting in December, when IT decides what to do about the violation of Democratic bylaws.
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City-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#net (edit of 97-69)
GRAPHIC=City Seal


Roanoke greenway supporters are happy with City Council's approval of a bid on the construction of a new 5-81 interchange at Valley View Mall.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The project will include the bike path and walkway that greenway planners requested.
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IN Q=They actually

((LIZ BELCHER/GREENWAY COORDINATOR: THEY ACTUALLY, IN DOING THIS, ARE SHOWING THAT THEY BELIEVE THAT THE COMMUNITY SUPPORTS GREENWAYS, THAT PEOPLE WILL BE WILLING TO CONTRIBUTE MONEY FOR THE GREENWAYS, THAT THEY WILL HELP BUILD THEM AND THAT THE COMMUNITY THROUGH WHICH IT RUNS WILL ALSO SUPPORT IT, SO WE ARE THRILLED.))
SUPER=01-Liz Belcher/Greenway Coordinator; :
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OUT Q=we are thrilled.ANCHOR=Melanie
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Planners hope the first part of the greenway will be in place when the new pedestrian bridge is finished in the summer of 19-99.

Diabetic-Cookbook


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


ROLL Cold out of break
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IN Q=more than
SUPER=01-Robyn Webb/Nutritionist; :30
RUNS=2:27
OUT Q=today's forecast

(( More than 15 thousand people in the Roanoke Valley have diabetes.
For these people and anyone else trying to eat healthy, facing rich holiday foods can be a challenge.
Robyn Webb joins us today to talk about her new cookbook, "Memorable Menus Made Easy".
Welcome Robyn.
As a nutritionist focusing on diabetes, how important is it that people with the disease get on some kind of diet, eating foods like the ones in your cookbook?
How are dietary needs for people with diabetes different from people without the disease?
Meat is NOT the main ingredient in most of your recipes. Why is that?)) TAPE tosses to Patrick
(Patrick reads stats)

WEATHER
SUPER=300-47/40/West 8mph/30.17f/83/1947/26/1987;
SUPER=301-47/42/South 7mph/30.19f/84/1947/24/1997;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Increasing/Clouds/33-36/Cloudy/Showers Developing/56-59;
SUPER=331-Increasing/Clouds/35-38/Cloudy/Showers Developing/57-61;
SUPER=332-Partly/Cloudy/34-38/Increasing Clouds/Showers/53-57;
SUPER=333-Increasing/Clouds/31-34/Cloudy/Showers Developing/53-56;
SUPER=334-Partly/Cloudy/36-40/Rain/Developing/54-57;
SUPER=X5001;



Series


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-13
GRAPHIC=World Series


It should be warmer for tonight's World Series game, but rain is forecasted.
It was 38 degrees last night, the coldest for a Series game since temperature records started in 19-75.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/NBC Sports; :


As in the previous three games the Indians scored first.
Manny Ramirez takes this pitch to the opposite field for a two run homer and Cleveland led 2 to nothing.
Still in the first, Sandy Alomar hits a shot into left centerfield for a double. Matt Williams rounds the bases from first beating the throw at home and Cleveland led 3 to nothing.
Cleveland led 6 to nothing before SUPER=35-Cleveland/10/Florida/3/;the

Marlins got on the board. Jim Eisenreich hits a grounder past Matt Williams scoring Darren Daulton to make it 6 to 1 and Cleveland wins it 10 to 3.
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Rodman


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-8
GRAPHIC=Dennis Rodman


The Chicago Bulls will find out today at any time if Dennis Rodman will wear a Bull uniform this season.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-NBA; :


Less than 2 weeks ago, Rodman signed a deal with a base salary of 4-point 5 million with incentives that could push it past the 9-million dollar deal he had in 1996.
But Rodman is concerned about incentive clauses based on victories since Scottie Pippen will be out until January because of foot surgery.
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((DENNIS RODMAN: ))
SUPER=07-Dennis Rodman; :00
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OUT Q=.....at that."



GRETZKY-RELEASED


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=news 7 sports


The wife of New York Rangers star Wayne Gretzky is out of the hospital following last night's bizarre accident at Madison Square Garden.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


Two players slammed into each other causing a plexiglass partition to come loose.
It hit actress Janet Jones- Gretzky knocking her unconscious.
She was hospitalized overnight with a mild concussion and cut lip.
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Fame


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Extra Point
GRAPHIC=News 7 sports generic


Six names have been added to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/WBMG; :


And among those six is former Winston Cup Driver Davey Allison. It's been 4 years since Allison died from injuries he received from a helicopter crash. Allison won 19 races in less than 7 years and that ranks 25-th on the all time victory list.
Roger Penske and four time Indy 500 winner Al Unser are also in the group.
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Pumpkin-Boat


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


In the spirit of Halloween, some New Yorkers have found a new use for pumpkins...motor boats.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


They're racing across a lake in Central park and trying to stay aboard their pumpkins.
Participants in the first ever Pumpkin Regatta attached motors to four hollowed out 800 pound pumpkins and into the water they went. (----------------) No word on the winner.