12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Kimberly
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VO-NAT


A Thanksgiving evening fire claimed the homes of many Danville apartment residents.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly


And if you're thinking of hitting the malls for some holiday shopping-- stay tuned for a live report.
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TALENT=Patrick


A pretty nice day for traveling around from shopping mall to shopping mall, but there is the threat of some rain for Saturday. Your weekend forecast, and we'll find out which turkeys got carved yesterday in the NFL.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=None


News 7 at noon is next.

Danville-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#=97-85
GRAPHIC=Fire


Some Danville residents are without a place to stay after the Thanksgiving holiday.
A fire last night ripped through an apartment complex severely damaging more than a dozen units.
Tina Tenret has this report.
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SUPER=01-Davetta Bennett/Resident; :14
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((The fire started about 8:30 last night in the Cabin Lake complex in North Danville --
Sixty firefighters responded.
Rescue workers evacuated about 300 people and no one was injured.
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SOT 12:47:03
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((DAVETTA BENNETT/RESIDENT: MY BOYFRIEND WAS CALLING 911... MY SMOKE ALARM NEVER DID GO OFF))
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Flames gutted the roof, burned firewalls, and sent debris spiraling downward.
Rescue workers say the fire destroyed at least 24 apartments.
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SOT 12:58:52
IN Q=The roof is burnt completely

((B.G.LEWIS/DANVILLE FIRE CHIEF: THE ROOF IS BURNT COMPLETELY OFF -- HEAVY FIRE DAMAGE TO THE THIRD FLOOR, LOT OF WATER DAMAGE TO THE FIRST AND SECOND FLOOR.))
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VO-NAT


This complex is called Cabin Lake for the lake behind it.
That left firefighters no room to attack the fire from behind the building-- where the damage was severe. Firefighters say it may be several days before they find the cause of the fire.
Tina Tenret, News7, Danville))
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=hold


The American Red Cross is helping displaced residents of Cabin Lake apartments. **dissolve to pinnacle**
A service center at 842 Main Street in Danville is open this afternoon until four o'clock.
If you need assistance, the American Red Cross says to bring identification and proof of residency if possible.
For more information call 804-792-5221.
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E-L'burg-Ax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A man was struck by a car then dragged for miles underneath it, in an accident yesterday morning in Lynchburg.
Authorities say 30- year old Louis Slaughter, Junior was struck while walking across fifth street around one A-M.
The driver of the car did NOT stop.
Police say Slaughter was dragged underneath the car for nearly four miles.
He was taken to Lynchburg hospital where he later died.
28- year old Melvin Stevens of Lynchburg was taken into custody.
Police found his car in Bedford County with damage to the underside.

Plane-Crash


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#=NET
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash


An ill- fated Thanksgiving flight in Nevada ended in the deaths of four people.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Carson City, NV;


The twin engine plane slammed into an airport hangar.
The two men and two women on board were all killed in the crash.
Although several witnesses saw the crash and a fire station was nearby, the fireball and intense heat kept anyone from rescuing the victims.
F-A-A and National Transportation Safety Board officials are looking for clues to the cause of the crash.
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US-Iraq


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#=NET
GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict


Iraq is NOT backing down on its decision to keep Saddam Hussein's residential palaces off limits to U-N weapons inspectors.
But officials say other foreign experts are welcome.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;


U-N inspectors are still surveying other weapons sites, and the Iraqi news agency reports they have NOT found anything illegal.
But the U-N inspectors have NOT yet revealed the results of their searches, and are keeping mum on their activities.
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((I'M ONLY INTERESTED IN MY TEAM. MY TEAM IS GOING OUT TODAY. I'M NOT AWARE OF HOW MANY OTHER TEAMS ARE GOING OUT. ))
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VO-NAT


While the inspectors haven't encountered any trouble, the Iraqi news agency DID criticize them today for working on the Muslim Sabbath.
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School-Prayer


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#=NET
GRAPHIC=none


Hundreds of Alabama residents spent their Thanksgiving protesting the state's ban on prayer in public schools.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Huntsville, AL;


Students, parents, and grandparents took to the streets yesterday.
The protest was brought on by the controversial federal ruling made nearly a month ago.
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SOT 4:08:36
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((I THINK WE NEED TO STAND FOR GOD. WE NEED HIM. WE CAN'T GET BY IN THIS WORLD WITHOUT THE LORD. ))
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((WE GOT TO HAVE GOD TO HELP US GET THROUGH THE DAY.))
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VO-NAT


There were even T-shirts designed-- spreading the message of the demonstrators.
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Macy's-Parade


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#=NET
GRAPHIC=none


Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a holiday tradition for many Americans.
But as Troy Roberts reports, high winds and an overzealous police officer made for an even bigger spectacle.
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E-Reagan-Airport


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=Allen


George Allen is using his final days in office to remember former President, Ronald Reagan.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Arlington/Yesterday; :00


Allen got his fellow Republican governors to back a bill that would rename the Washington National Airport in Arlington the "Ronald Wilson Reagan National Airport."
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: RONALD REAGAN ALSO BELIEVED IN TRUSTING THE PEOPLE. AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE CONGRESS WERE RUNNING AND OWNING THESE AIRPORTS. AND THE OPERATIONS WERE INEFFICIENT. AND SINCE RONALD REAGAN WAS PRESIDENT, UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION ELIZABETH DOLE, THEY TURNED OVER THE OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE AIRPORTS, AWAY FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO THE METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON AIRPORTS AUTHORITY.))
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VO-NAT


Congress may vote on the bill by President Reagan's 87th birthday in February.
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Hager


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-76
GRAPHIC=Hager


John Hager is getting an early lesson in political protocol before he officially takes office as Lieutenant Governor, January 17th.
He's learning that he's got thank you letters to write and parliamentary procedures to learn.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday;


While all this preparation is taking place, the Lieutenant Governor-Elect is in high demand as a motivational speaker.
Monday he spoke to the participants of the Governor's Housing Conference at the Hotel Roanoke.
Hager says he has the recipe that will help change Virginians' perspective on government.
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SOT 12:01:04
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((JOHN HAGER/LT. GOVERNOR ELECT: TO TALK ABOUT A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO GOVERNMENT TO TALK ABOUT EMPOWERING PEOPLE, TO TALK ABOUT LOCAL INITIATIVE AND LEADERSHIP AND PARTNERSHIP, SOME PEOPLE CALL THAT A BULLY PULPIT. I'D LIKE TO VIEW IT AS A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE PEOPLE.))
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VO-NAT


Hager will join the state legislature on January 19th, the Monday after the inauguration.
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Holiday-Shopping


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-77
GRAPHIC=none


It's the day after Thanksgiving and that means most Americans-- the ones who don't have to work today-- are busy ushering in the holiday shopping season.
Scott Goldberg is live at Valley View Mall.
double boxes Kimberly/Scott


Scott, how hectic is out there.
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VO-NAT
LIVE=Scott full
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SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Of course those numbers are not on shoppers now today Kimberly. They want to know when will the stores get more sing and snore Ernies.
double boxes Kimberly/Scott


Question: And, so do we. Any idea when that may happen?

S-Day-Care


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-70
GRAPHIC=Day Care


Public hearings about changes for licensed day-care providers will end to tomorrow.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday;


The Child Day-Care Council held four public hearings on the changes, which are designed to eliminate redundancy, and unnecessary paperwork.
The Council held its final public hearing in Roanoke this week.
Next week, they'll evaluate the feedback.
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((SHARON JONES/CHILD DAY-CARE COUNCIL; THE COUNCIL WILL GO BACK AND LOOK AT WHAT THE PUBLIC HAD TO SAY, WE WILL LOOK TO SEE IF WE NEED TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS AND IF SO, THEN THEY WILL DO THAT AND GO OUT FOR ANOTHER 30 DAY COMMENT PERIOD SO WE'VE GOT ANOTHER COMMENT PERIOD AFTER THIS ONE COMING YET. ))
SUPER=01-Sharon Jones/Child Day-Care Council;
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OUT Q=coming yet
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VO-NAT


Some daycare providers expressed concern about lower education standards for daycare supervisors.
The council chairwoman says a decision on the new regulations will come in the middle of next year, at the earliest.
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S-Giles-Museum


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=NONE


A county in Southwest Virginia is trying not to forget about its ancestors.
The Giles County Historical Museum is now completed and open to area residents curious about their past.
Teresa Hamilton takes us inside for a look.
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(( If you're a local history buff-- the Giles County Historical Museum in Pearisburg is one place you might find fascinating.
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IN Q=I think

((JEAN DAVIS/HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESIDENT:I THINK PERHAPS THE OLDEST THING WE HAVE HERE IS THE ORIGINAL LAND GRANT THAT WAS GIVEN TO GEORGE PARIS FOR WHOM PEARISBURG IS NAMED.))
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Other areas of the county are also well represented--- through newspaper

articles, antique books, knick knacks and clothing-- ALL from years gone by.
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11:26:29
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IN Q=The people

((JEAN DAVIS/HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESIDENT: THE PEOPLE OF GILES COUNTY ARE MOSTLY DIRECT DESCENDANTS OF SOME OF THE EARLY SETTLERS WHO ARRIVED HERE MOST OF THEM HAD THESE ARTIFACTS IN THEIR ATTICS, OR YOU KNOW, BASEMENT OR BARN, SOMEPLACE THAT THEY WERE ABLE TO FIND QUITE A FEW ITEMS. ))
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This wooden hearse-- that's a favorite with school kids-- is one example.
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11:35:09
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((BILL HAMILTON/GILES CO. HISTORICAL SOCIETY: THIS WAS STORED IN A BARN FOR A LONG TIME AND JUST RECENTLY THEY REFURBISHED IT AND REFINISHED THE WHOLE THING. ))
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The two story museum opened earlier this month after more than a year's construction-- thanks to the generosity of the Johnston family, local residents, businesses and grants. 12:02:25
The historical museum is always looking for new artifacts. The ones on display, now, will only be in place through January 15th. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Pearisburg.))

5-Holiday-Eating


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=sly
TAPE#597-47
GRAPHIC=Holiday Eating


Many people find they gain weight around the holidays and dieticians say it's not unusual to put on about 10 pounds between now and New Year's.
But experts say with a little preparation, you can make it through without the extra pounds.
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VO-NAT


A dietician in Waco, Texas, has suggestions.
Stephanie Taylor has a list of the top 10 foods and drinks guaranteed to help
you gain weight over the holidays---they include alcohol, egg nog, nuts, pecan

pie, candy such as chocolate covered cherries and toffee, cheese balls, cheese popcorn, snack mixes and chips and dips.
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Anchor=Kimberly
SS=Holiday Eating


The list also includes holiday favorites and Taylor says it's not realistic to stay away from all of them. The key, she says, is moderation and exercise.

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S-Express


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#ICE-98
GRAPHIC=Express/Admirals


The Roanoke Express took to the ice against the Hampton Road Admirals yesterday at the Roundhouse.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Admirals; :


A nice crowd was out last night and even the mascots were full of Thanksgiving turkey.
The Express called on veteran Dave Stewart in the first period he fires the puck from the blue line for the score and the game was tied at one to one in the first period.
Hampton Roads tied the score but the Express came back in the second
SUPER=38-Roanoke/2/Hampton/3/;period Chris Cantu works behind the net makes

the move and scores the wrap a round goal but Hampton wins in a shootout 3 to 2.
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S-Lions


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-1
GRAPHIC=Lions/Bears


Barry Sanders becomes the second-leading rusher in the history of the NFL as he helped the Detriot Lions to victory over the Chicago Bears--55 to 20.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Pontiac, MI/FOX Sports; :


Detroit trailed 14 to nothing after the first quarter then Scott Mitchell hooks up with Herman Moore on the 8 yard T-D pass but the Lions trailed 17 to 10.
Sanders scored his first T-D of the day on this play taking the handoff and out-running the Bears defense for the 40 yard touchdown to make it 20 to 17 Bears.
The game was tied 20 to 20 at the half then Mitchell opened the third quarter going to the air and hitting Johnny Morton on the 50 yard touchdown to make the score 27 to 20 Detroit.
Sanders scored again in the third SUPER=30-Detroit/55/Chicago/20/;as he

blows through the line and makes a nice cut back on the 27 yard touchdown run and the Lions win it 55 to 20.
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IN Q="As far as...

((BARRY SANDERS/SCORED THREE TOUCHDOWNS: ))
SUPER=01-Barry Sanders/Scored Three Touchdowns; :
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S-Oilers


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-2
GRAPHIC=Oilers/Cowboys


The Tennessee Oilers took the lead against the Dallas Cowboys early in the game yesterday and never looked back.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Irving, TX/NBC Sports; :


Cowboy quarterback Troy Aikman had back spasms during pre game warm ups but he returned to play the whole game.
His second pass of the day was picked off by Marcus Robertson who returns the ball 50 yards all the way to the Cowboy 11 yard line setting up the Oilers first score of the game.
Several plays later Steve McNair rolls out and passes to guard Erik Norgard for the one yard score to make it 7 to nothing Tennessee.
The Oilers led 14 to nothing on a McNair one yard dive then Aikman gets Dallas on the board when he hits Michael Irvin on the 19 yard touchdown pass to make it 14 to 7.
But late in the second quarter SUPER=30-Tennessee/27/Dallas/14/; Aikman

hits Eric Bjornson who fumbles-- it's picked up by Robertson who returns the ball 42 yards for the score and the Oilers win it 27 to 14.
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Christmas-Lights


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#=NET
GRAPHIC=none


And finally this afternoon--
The Thanksgiving turkey is eaten, and the holiday shopping season is underway.
But there's something else that usually puts us in the Christmas mood...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Houston, TX;


Christmas lights.
Throwing the switch on thousands of colorful bulbs is an annual Thanksgiving night tradition in the galleria area of Houston.
Santa Claus himself made an appearance, helping to start the official countdown to Christmas. (----------------)