[Building-Down]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-36 TC 56:53]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


Roanoke building officials issued an emergency demolition order for the second structure involved in this week's fatal fire, saying they don't want the site to claim any more victims.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A demolition crew began tearing down the building this morning.
Workers used a fire hose to reduce the risk of asbestos dust.
The building is owned by the city.
It was damaged by the fire and inspectors say it was unstable and unsafe.
City officials worried curiosity seekers or homeless people looking for shelter might enter the building and get hurt.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Our experience has been]
[SUPER=01-Ron Miller/Building Commissioner;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=next couple of days.]
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[VO-NAT]


Miller says the city was considering moving the building before the fire.
It will cost 13 thousand dollars to tear it down and haul it to a landfill.
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[Talent=Melanie]
[SS=Fatal Fire]


Authorities have now identified two more victims from the fire:

Willie Mae Green and Summer Green. Both are tenants who died in teh blaze. [FIRE-LATEST]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#NET-D]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


It could be weeks before investigators determine whether arson is behind Monday's deadly blaze.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday;]


Firefighters removed the bodies of three men and two women from the ashes and debris of the gutted building Monday afternoon.
But a search dog was brought to the scene yesterday following an unconfirmed report that one woman was still unaccounted for.
Firefighters acknowledge it's possible for a fire this intense to completely destroy a fire victim's remains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((DEPUTY CHIEF WINSTON SIMMONS/ROANOKE FIRE CHIEF; IF THAT'S THE CASE, WE WOULD NEVER FIND THAT INDIVIDUAL, WE WANT, HOPEFULLY, AST LEAST IN OUR MINDS WEKNOW WE DID EVERYTHING WE COULD ))
[SUPER=01-Winston Simmons/Roanoke Fire Department;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=did everyting we could.]
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[VO-NAT]




Two residents remain hospitalized, one in critical condition.
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[5-Air-Show]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=598-18 45:59]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


Thousands of children looked on yesterday as an air show in Manassas ended with a deadly plane crash.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Manassas;]


Some 12-thousand youngsters were in attendance when a Russian- built training plane crashed while doing some stunt maneuvers.
It happened at the Manassas Regional airport.
The pilot- A Fairfax dentist- was killed in the crash. No one else was hurt.
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[SOT 15:45:01]
[IN Q=]

((HE WAS GOING UP AND WHEN HE TURNED HE FISHTAILED AND HE CAME TOO CLOSE TO THE GROUND AND THE WING HIT THE GROUND AND HE FLIPPED.))
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=AND HE FLIPPED.]
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[VO-NAT]


An investigation is underway to determine what caused the crash.
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[Hines]


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


A West Virginia grand jury has handed down an indictment against a former Giles County high school coach who is under investigation in Virginia.
26-year-old Jarrod Hines is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student at his home in Peterstown, just across the state line.
Hines resigned from Giles High last month, where he coached Junior Varsity baseball and served as an assistant football coach.

[SATELLITE]


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

[7:00:48]
For doctors and others, a beeper can literally be a lifeline.
And millions of people who normally rely on their pagers to keep them in touch with their offices or their clients are making other arrangements today.
Last night a communications satellite spun out of control disrupting pagers and T-V signals nationwide.
Betsy Karetnick reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Stargardt/Pagemart Wireless Vice President.; :25]
[SUPER=01-Betsy Karetnick/Reporting; 1:04]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q= Betsy KaretnickCBS NEWS]

(( STICK TO E-MAIL OR CELL PHONES THIS MORNING...YOUR PAGER MAY NOT BE WORKING. AND YOU CAN BLAME GALAXY 4. THE PANAMSAT OPERATED COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE SPUN OUT OF CONTROL YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. AND THE 250 MILLION DOLLAR SATELLITE HAS STILL NOT BEEN RESTORED.
AN ESTIMATED 80 TO 90 PERCENT OF THE 40 TO 45 MILLION PAGER CUSTOMERS IN THE U.S. ARE NOW BEEPERLESS. PAGER SERVICES ARE WORKING ON BACKUP PLANS.
VT=VOSOT/Wayne Stargardt/vice president, Pagemart Wireless

"We have begun implementing contingency plans to use an alternative communications means in some markets... we're waiting to see developments later today to see if we switch entirely to our backup satellites."
TELEVISION AND RADIO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED AS WELL. THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE AT OUR CBS SATELLITE CENTER. INSTEAD OF PICTURES FROM AROUND THE WORLD, GALAXY FOUR OFFERS A SCRAMBLED MESS.

VT=VO

((vo)) BUT THE PROBLEM COULD BE A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH... FOR DOCTORS WHO RELY HEAVILY ON PAGERS.
FOR THIS REASON.. MANY DOCTORS ARE STAYING CLOSE TO THEIR PATIENTS.

VT=VOSOT doctor bite

"It just makes you step back a century as far as communications, but we'll be OK."

(STANDUP?)

SEVERAL MILLION PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY BETTER THAN O.K. THEY'RE USING "OLD" TECHNOLOGY BEEPERS, THAT SEND THEIR MESSAGES BY WAY OF RADIO TOWERS ON THE GROUND. THE REST OF US WILL JUST HAVE TO WAIT. BETSY KARETNICK, CBS MARKETWATCH, NEW YORK.))

[SINATRA-funeral]


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


A final goodbye to Frank Sinatra.
A private funeral will be held for him today in California.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beverly Hills, CA;]

[4:08:09]
In Beverly Hills last night, generations of hollywood stars attended a private and emotional vigil for the late etertainer.
The invitation-only service included a eulogy from Sinatra's daughter Nancy.
Reporters and camera crews were not allowed at the service.
Sinatra died last Thursday of a heart failure.
He was 82.
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[POWERBALL]


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


Dreaming the impossible dream.
That's what millions of Powerball players are doing today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greenwich, CT;]


They're lining up in 20 states to buy tickets for the biggest jackpot ever.
Tonight's drawing is worth 175 million dollars.
The odds of winning it: one in 80 million.
To give you a little perspective consider these odds-- you run run a three million to one chance of freezing to death and the odds are two million to one of being killed falling out of bed.
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[Bedford-Zoning]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-50]
[GRAPHIC=Bedford Co. Seal]


Bedford County residents say there's already too much traffic along Route 8-11.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


That's the primary reason several people in the community of Forest are opposed to a townhouse development.
A developer wants to putn 48-units between the Waterlick and Cameron Roads near Route 8-11, now called Thomas Jefferson Road.
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[SOT=20:53:41]
[IN Q=I'M CONCERNED THAT]

((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG CITY COUNCILMAN; I'M CONCERNED THAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN ITSELF WOULD BE AFFECTED BY THE PROPOSED BUILDING OF 96 BEDROOMS. A TOWNHOUSE DEVELOPMENT IN AN AREA WHICH IS PRIMARILY SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTS. ESPECIALLY ALONG THE 811 CORRIDOR.))
[SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg City Councilman;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=811 corridor.]
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[VO-NAT]

Forest is considered the primary area of the county's designated growth. Last night was the last chance for residents to voice their concerns about the development before the Board of Zoning Appeals makes its decision on the matter. That decision will be made soon.
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[Thomas]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-26 TC 1:36:25]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 98]


Congressman Virgil Goode will have some competition in his re-election bid this November.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Gary Thomas, a Pittsylvania County farmer and teacher, says he'll run for the Republican nomination against Democrat Goode.
He says he wants to focus attention on keeping Virginia's jobs from moving to other countries.
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[SOT 4:04:46-:03]
[IN Q=We're under an emergency]

((GARY THOMAS/WE'RE UNDER AN EMERGENCY SITUATION IN PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY AND THE SURROUNDING COUNTIES AND WE NEED DRASTIC HELP FROM WASHINGTON DC BECAUSE THE INDUSTRIES ARE LEAVING AND YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE UNEMPLOYED IN THE 5TH DISTRICT AND I'M HERE FOR THE BLUE COLLAR WORKER AND THE AVERAGE WORKER.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Thomas/5th District Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=and average worker.]
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[VO-NAT]


Thomas, who has run for Congress once before, says if he does not secure the Republican nomination, he'll start circulating petitions to run as an independent candidate.
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[E-Prison-Surplus]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-47 02:12]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Seal]


Virginia prisons have space to spare...and state lawmakers are saying they predicted this would happen.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sussex Co./November 1997;]


Virginia's Department of Corrections has just reached an agreement with the District of Columbia to take in some of D-C's inmates.
The extra space WOULD be worse if state lawmakers had not forced Governor Allen's administration to pare down plans three years ago.
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[SOT 11:05:30]
[IN Q=We now]

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: WE NOW HAVE 36-HUNDRED EXTRA BEDS. WE WOULD HAVE HAD 72-HUNDRED. BUT WE KIND OF CUT THEIR PRISON BUILDING PROGRAM WAY BACK.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Chip Woodrum/(D) Roanoke;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=way back.]
[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=none]


The surplus prison space means about 150-million dollars was spent four years before it was needed.

[E-Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-48 02:45]
[GRAPHIC=Gilmore, Jim]


Governor Gilmore WILL receive funding for a car tax cut; this comes at a time when polls show Gilmore in good standing with Virginians.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/May 13;]


A new V-C-U poll shows Gilmore riding high, with a total of 64- percent of Virginians giving him a good or excellent job rating.
That's double the 32- percent approval he got in a NEWS 7 poll in February, before lawmakers voted on his car tax cut.
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[U2-Ireland]


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


On Friday, voters in Ireland go to the polls to cast ballots on the Northern Ireland Peace accord.
A Dublin born rock star is using his fame to push for a YES vote.
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[SOT]

[7:47:11]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Belfast, Northern Ireland;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=(song give peace a chance)]
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[VO-NAT]


U-2 lead singer Bono appeared at a concert last night in Belfast.
Bono shared the stage with Northern Ireland's leading protestant and Catholic politicians.
An opinion poll out today shows 50 percent of voters will vote yes, 23 percent no and 24 percent are still undecided.
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[STOLEN-PAITINGS]


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


Three priceless works of art were stolen overnight from a Rome musuem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rome, Italy;]

[7:18:41]
Three armed men got away with two paintings by Van Gogh and one by Cezanne.
The theives gained access to the gallery by first over powering security in the museum's camera surveillance room.
Museum officials immediately distributed black-and-white reproductions of the stolen paintings to the media.
The paintings are worth millions.
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[ADA]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=NET-B]
[GRAPHIC=Mental health]


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued new guidelines when it comes to people with mental disabilities and their employers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]


A seminar yesterday at the Jefferson Center addressed the new E-E-O-C regulations that treat mental illness the same as a physical disability.
One advocate for people with mental health disorders says there's a long way to go in overcoming employment obstacles.
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[IN Q=I think some]

((MARY GILIBERTI/MENTAL HEALTH LAW:I THINK SOME EMPLOYERS ARE AFRAID OF VIOLENCE UNFORTUNATELY. I THINK THERE IS STILL A LINK IN THE PUBLIC'S MIND BETWEEN VIOLENCE AND MENATAL ILLNESS THAT HAS BEEN DISPROVEN BY STUDIES, BUT I THINK PEOPLE ARE STILL AFRAID OF THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Giliberti/Mental Health Law; ]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=of that]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=Mental Health]


Giliberti says there are other stigmas and stereotypes still attached to hiring someone with mental disabilities.




[E-Transportation-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ach]
[TAPE#=98-46 1:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Renovations are in store for the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A new front entrance, a fresh coat of paint and a pedestrian plaza are all part of the scheduled improvements announced yesterday.
The Virginia Department of Transportation and a Roanoke city bond issue will fund the almost 400-thousand dollar project.
The improvements should be in place by October, when the museum will enter its final phase of renovation.
That includes updating the Pavillion and contructing a new West Gallery.
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[E-Blair]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-44 11:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]

He has no home, but yesterday a man in Roanoke was just happy to see his family again--his family of DOGS.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Robbie Blair was re-united with his puppies.
The mom, Red Dog, and her puppies spent the last three-and-a-half weeks in the pound.
Their owner had been charged with violating a city ordinance: selling the puppies before they were seven weeks old.


Those charges were dropped yesterday.
The commonwealth's attorney didn't have enough evidence to prove Blair was peddling the puppies.
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[IN Q=actually i wasn't]

((ROBBIE BLAIR/PROUD PAPA: ACTUALLY, I WASN'T SELLING THEM. I WAS JUST GIVING THEM AWAY. AND I WAS ACCEPTING DONATIONS. AND I WOULDN'T CALL THAT SELLING THEM. I'D CALL THAT GIVING THEM AWAY AND ACCEPTING DONATIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Robbie Blair/Dog Owner;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=ACCEPTING DONATIONS]
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[VO-NAT]


Now the pups ARE old enough to be sold.
And that's exactly what Blair says he'll do.
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[Clancy]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=net-]
[GRAPHIC=Minnesota Vikings]
Write Tom Clancy has dropped his bid to buy the N-F-L's Minnesota Vikings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/File Tape;]


The best selling author withdrew his 200 million dollar offer to buy the team.
In a letter to N-F-L Commissioner Paul Tagliabue (TAG'-lee-ah-boo), Clancy says he is deeply disappointed because he loves football and saw the deal as an extraordinary opportunity in an extraordinary community.
The writer is going through a divorce which was apparently making it difficult for him to raise the 60 (M) million-d(------------) ollars he promised for the deal.