[E-Halmode]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-32]
[GRAPHIC=business closing]


As News-7 first reported last night, Craig County is losing its largest employer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Castle;]


Word came late yesterday that Halmode Apparel is shutting down, putting 117 out of work.
Besides the local school system, Halmode is the only business in Craig County that employs a significant percentage of the area's workforce.
Most people who live there work outside of Craig County.
The Craig County Administrator said the plant's closing will have "severe" consequences.
The director of the Roanoke Valley Economic Development Partnership said efforts are underway to lure a new business into the area.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The woman who rose from the cotton fields of Mississippi to become the ``Queen of Country Music'' is dead.
Tammy Wynette passed away last night in Nashville from an apparent blood clot.
She was 55.
Mark McEwen has her story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-60 Minutes; :51]
[SUPER=01-Mark McEwen/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q= CBS News.]

(( "Stand By Your Man"
MARK: TAMMY WYNETTE'S 1968 ANTHEM MADE HER THE FIRST WOMAN IN COUNTRY-MUSIC TO SELL OVER A MILLION COPIES.
MARK: THE HIT SHE GREW TO LOVE SPARKED A 25-YEAR MUSIC CAREER FOR WYNETTE... WHO ONCE HELD JOBS AS A BEAUTICIAN AND BARMAID.
"Love That Wall Away"
MARK: TAMMY WYNETTE WAS THE SUBJECT OF TABLOIDS ... AS SHE WAS HOSPITALIZED DOZENS OF TIMES FOR VARIOUS ILLNESSES.
SHE MARRIED FIVE TIMES.
MARK: WYNETTE MADE THE NEWS DURING THE 1992 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN... WHEN HILLARY CLINTON MADE THOSE NOW-FAMOUS REMARKS ABOUT SUPPORTING HER HUSBAND.

(SOT -- 60 MINUTES)


MARK: WYNETTE AND MRS. CLINTON MADE-UP... AND WYNETTE WENT ON TO PERFORM AT A CLINTON FUND-RAISER.

(SOT)


MARK: ONE OF COUNTRY MUSIC'S GREATEST SUCCESS STORIES.. TAMMY WYNETTE HAS ALWAYS SAID SHE'D BEEN BLESSED.

"STAND BY YOUR MAN" SOT


Mark McEwen, CBS News.))

[E-Hopkins]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=98-33 TC 7:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia's director of the Department of Environmental Quality has died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/February 1997]


Tom Hopkins of Roanoke, who had led the embattled agency since June of 1996, died at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital.
Spokespersons for Governor Jim Gilmore say Hopkins... who was 49 years old... had been in critical condition at the hospital for several weeks.
He was suffering from an undisclosed illness.
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[AFTON-FIRE]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-s]
[GRAPHIC=fire investigation]


The cause of the fire that charred a large part of Afton Mountain last week is no longer a mystery.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Augusta Co./Thursday;]


Kirk Anthony Johnson faces a misdemanor charge for accidently leaving a small brush fire unattended.
The fire spread and burned more than 400 acres on the mountain's western slope.
Authorities say the fire was fed by dead limbs from witner ice storms and fanned by high winds.
At one point evacuations were ordered when the fire threatened 25 homes.
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[Bedford-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-30]
[GRAPHIC=Murder investigation]


Bedford City police have speculated on the cause of death for a man killed there over the weekend, and TODAY they SHOULD receive the autopsy report.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/Last Weekend]


35- year- old Jeffrey Kirkland was found dead in his South Street home around 9:30 Saturday night.
Police say Kirkland had been severely beaten but don't know if that was the cause of his death.
Kirkland's brother and nephew were arrested at the scene and charged with his murder.
Police chief Milton Graham says both men have given conflicting statements about what happened.
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[Alcohol-Task-Force]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#net-u]
[GRAPHIC=alcohol abuse]


The drinking-related deaths of SEVEN college students in Virginia has prompted the meeting of a state task force.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The group is conducting a series of meetings and public hearings across the state.
The plan is to collect input and pass the information along to the state's attorney general.
Some members think restrictions on certain privileges could be a starting place.
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[SOT=18:55:01]
[IN Q=WE COULD RECOMMEND]

((PAUL TORGERSEN/VA. TECH PRESIDENT; WE COULD RECOMMEND THAT IMPACTING DRINKING AT THE HIGH SCHOOL MIGHT BE DONE THROUGH CONTROL OF THE DRIVER'S LICENSE. IF A YOUNGSTER IS FOUND TO HAVE ALCOHOL IN THEIR POSSESSION, NOT NECESSARILY BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, PERHAPS THEY COULD HAVE THEIR LICENSE SUSPENDED.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Torgersen/Va. Tech President;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=LICENSE SUSPENDED.]
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[VO-NAT]


Others called for a different approach.
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[SOT=19:12:40]
[IN Q=I THINK LONG]
[super=01-Judy Reemsnyder/Former National Sorority Officer;]

((JUDY REEMSNYDER/FORMER NATIONAL SORORITY OFFICER; I THINK LONG TERM EDUCATION AND POSITIVE ROLE MODELING ARE THE ANSWERS TO TAKING CARE OF OVER CONSUMPTION.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=OVER CONSUMPTION.]
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[Talent=Melanie]
[SS=none]


The task force was formed after the deaths of seven college students statewide--who died after a night of heavy drink

ing.[CLINTON]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=CLINTON]


President Clinton turns his attention to Social Security today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


He left for Kanas City this morning where he'll host a town meeting on Social Security.
This is to be the first of four national forums -- a result of the president's request in his state of the union address for a national dialogue on Social Security.
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[probe]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=CLINTON]


House Majority Leader Dick Armey is calling on President Clinton to resign, calling the President's actions shameless.
[GRAPHIC=Gingrich]


House Speaker Newt Gingrich disagrees with Armey's scathing comments but says its time for President Clinton to tell the truth.
On the subject of impeachment, Gingrich says there is still no way of deciding anything until Starr submitts his report.
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[SOT]

[10:02:03]
[IN Q=]

(( GINGRICH: I DON'T WANT TO SOUND LIKE A BROKEN RECORD, BUT I THINK THAT UNTIL WE FIND OUT WHAT HE'S LEARNED IN ARKANSAS, WHAT'S HE'S LEARNED IN WASHINGTON, WE CAN'T DECIDE ANYTHING. ))
[SUPER=01-Newt Gingrich/R-House Speaker;]
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[OUT Q=can't decide anything]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=STARR]


Starr's Whitewater Grand Jury expires in a month, meaning that he either has to wrap up his investigation or ask for a new panel.
Starr began with the probe of Whitewater land deal and has expanded into allegations of obstruction of justice and

an affair between Mr. Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky. [FLYNT]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=Flynt]


Hustler publisher Larry Flynt is again in trouble with the law.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Cincinnati authorities have indicted him on a number of charges including pandering obscenity.
Flynt's brother Jimmy is also facing charges.
The charges against the two include nine counts of pandering obscenity and three counts of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles.
Flynt was convicted of pandering obscenity in 19-77.
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[5-Grayson-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#598-15 6:13]
[GRAPHIC=Ceparano (2293)]


Attorneys for capital murder suspect Louis Ceparano want a gag order placed on lawyers for co-defendant Emmet Cressell, Junior.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence/File Tape;]


Ceparano and Cressell are charged with the brutal murder of Garnett "G-P" Johnson.
Yesterday Ceparano's attorney, Jimmy Turk, filed 11 motions in Grayson County Circuit Court.
Turk alleges that Cressell's attorneys have disclosed information to the press that is quote "blatantly misleading and false."
Turk has also asked that Commonwealth's Attorney J-D Bolt reveal his relationship with Cressell, his family and friends.
Cressell was recently released on bond after agreeing to testify against Ceparano.

[5-Petersburg-VMI]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-16 10:15]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


Thanks to VMI cadets... The National Park Service is enjoying its largest volunteer effort ever.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Petersburg;]


And it's probably the best trained group of volunteers that can be found.
260 cadets from Virginia Military Institute are doing an estimated half million dollars of labor at the Petersburg National Battlefield Park.
It's the cadets' annual field training exercise.
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[SOT 29:43]
[IN Q=Each project]

((ROBERT MCGRATH/VMI SENIOR: EACH PROJECT HERE IS CONTROLLED BY ...IN THAT ASPECT.))
[SOT 36:59]

((IT HAS EVEN MORE MEANING BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THIS AREA REMEMBER IN 1937 THERE WAS A LARGE RE-ENACTMENT...TOUR OF THE BATTLEFIELD.))
[SUPER=01-Robert McGrath/VMI Senior; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tracy Chernault/Nat. Park Service; :13]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=of the battlefield.]
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[VO-NAT]


The 13 projects the VMI cadets wrap up today include clearing the site of the Battle of Fort Stedman.
It was Lee's last major offensive of the Civil War.
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[Gilmore-Black-Vote]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Gilmore]


Governor Jim Gilmore is promising to reach out to black Virginians during his term in office.
Gilmore spoke before a University of Virginia government class yesterday.
He told students that he wants to make the Republican Party more open and accessible to the African-American community.
Gilmore also criticized the G-O-P for generally writing off the black vote.

[BONO-RACE]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Another entertainer hopes to take the place of the late Sono Bono on Capitol Hill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles;]


Actor Ralph Waite, otherwise known as "Pa" Walton, faces Sonny Bono's widow today in a special election for the Congressional seat left vacant by Bono's death in January.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WHEN THIS ACCIDENT]
[2 SOTS 4:15:29 AND 4:15:44]

(( RALPH WAITE: WHEN THIS ACCIDENT HAPPENED WITH SONNY IMMEDIATELY I STARTED GETTING CALLS FROM DEMOCRATS IN THE DISTRIC AND IN WASHINGTON, FROM GEPHARDT. MARY BONO:HE CAN'T HOLD A CANDLE ON THE ISSUES, HE DOESN'T KNOW MUCH OF ANYTHING AND WHEN HE DOES TALK THE FIRST THING HE TALKS ABOUT IS BIGGER FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND MORE FEDERAL SPENDING. ))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Waite/D-Congressional Candidate;]
[SUPER=01-Mary Bono/R-Congressional Candidate; :08]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q= MORE FEDERAL SPENDING.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sonny Bono's mother has publicly said she doesn't want her daughter in law running for Congress because the job would take her away from the couple's two young children.
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[Gambling-Charges]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A series of alleged all-night poker games have led to gambling indictments for a father and son in Roanoke.
Police say the games netted Larry and Timothy Harless two-thousand dollars or more a day.
The pair face felony charges of conducting an illegal gambling operation.
They could get up to ten years in prison and 20-thousand dollar fines if convicted.
During the investigation, detectives recorded license plate numbers of visitors, sifted through the trash and then raided the home.

[XEROX]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=business news]


The Xerox Company is cutting 9-thousand jobs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Xerox says its making the cuts in an effort to strengthen its position in the rapidly growing digital copier business.
It plans to close one of four customer centers in the U-S.
The Connecticut based company employs more than 90-thousand people worldwide.
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[Blizzard]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-7]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Blizzard]


The Roanoke Express skated away with a series victory in its best-of-five match-up with Huntington last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Huntington, WV/Game Four; :00]


The Blizzard put this one in the hands of Goalie Chad Lang as they tried to keep their season alive.
But Roanoke would give him something to think about as J.F. Tremblay comes in from behind and smacks the wrap-around in the left corner for Roanoke first goal.
But give Huntington credit.
The Blizzard had Roanoke down 2-to-1 heading to the third period as Tracy Egeland scores.
[super=38-Roanoke/3/Huntington/2/Express Wins 3-to-1;]


But Cory Peterson and Dave Stewart got power play goals in the third and Daniel Berthiaume slammed the door on Jim Bermingham. Roanoke wins game four, 3-to-2.
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[talent=Patrick]
[graphic=express/hampton]


Roanoke now moves on to meet Hampton in the second round.
Games one and two will likely be this Thursday and Saturday here in Roanoke.

[WIZARDS]


[ANCHOR=PATRICK]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#NET-]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Legal troubles are bringing a little more publicity than usual to tonight's game between the Washington Wizards and the Chicago Bulls.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago;]


The Wizards arrival in the windy city was greeted by a media frenzy.
Reporters wanted to know what basketball stars Juwan Howard and Chris Webber might say about being implicated in an alleged sexual assault.
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[SOT]

[4:23:41-56]
[IN Q=]

(( REPORTER:JUST YOU GUYS ARE SUSPECTIBLE TO THESE KIND OF RUMORS?
JUWAN HOWARD:ALL THE TIME, IT DEPRESSES YOU ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY'RE TOTALLY UNTRUE LIKE THIS. ))
[SUPER=Juwan Howard/Wizard Forward;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=UNTURE LIKE THIS.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co., MD;]


And as the team prepares for tonight's game, Montgomery police in Maryland will sift through possible evidence removed from both of their homes.
So far no charges have been filed, but police are anxious to speak to Webber and Howard when they return.
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[Soccer]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-4]
[GRAPHIC=Soccer Generic]


Now to the Terrier Soccer Field in Vinton... where the Wildcats were mauled last night by William Byrd.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton;]


Byrd's offense was relentless, pummeling the Rockbridge County goalie with shot after shot.
The crossbar stops the Terriers this time.
But the Wildcats couldn't stop freshman Greg Stephenson.
Off the throw-in Stephenson knocks the ball in and it five-nothing William Byrd.
[SUPER=34-William Byrd/10/Rockbridge Co./0;]


The offensive onslaught would continue as another freshman, Bret Hamlett, banks one in off the far post.
And the Terriers beat Rockbridge County 10-to-0 and improve their record to 3 wins, no losses and two ties.

(------------)[Texas]



[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-3]
[GRAPHIC=TEXAS MOTOR S'WAY]


Changes are on way to the Texas Motor Speedway after officials there held an emergency meeting to respond to drivers complaints.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke, TX/Sunday; :00]


For the second straight year drivers failed to make it through two laps before a multi car crash wiped out many of the top cars.
Track owner Bruton Smith says he will make $2 million dollars worht of changes to modify the pit road entrances and exits, repave the track and expand the drainage system.

(------------)[Lipinski]



[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


After taking the Gold in Nagano, the newest queen of the ice is turning pro.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Tara Lipinski says performing professionally will give her a chance to continue her education without getting worn out.
Lipinski indicates she might seek reinstatement for the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. (----------------)