[PLANE-CRASH]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-M]
[GRAPHIC=plane crash]


F-A-A officials just arrived on the scene to begin their investigation into what caused a small plane to crash in Floyd County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co./Yesterday;]


The twin-engine plane just missed hitting two homes when it crashed yesterday near Route 8.
Two people were aboard the plane, a student pilot and an instructor.
Both are hospitalized today.
A man cutting hay in a nearby field saw the plane just before it went down.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( JULIUS DICKERSON:HE FLEW OVER ME ABOUT, MIGHT HAVE BEEN APPROXIMATELY 100 YARDS UP IN THE AIR, AND HE STARTED TO TURN AND HE LOOKED LIKE HE WAS COASTING AND HE STARTED TO COAST AND I THINK HE MUST HAVE CONTEMPLATED TRYING TO LAND IN MY HAYFIELDS AND HE WAS TOO HIGH FOR THAT. ))
[SUPER=01-Julius Dickerson/Eyewitness;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=he was too high for that.]
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[VO-NAT]


State police say the student pilot, Robert Edward Anderson, indicated he was experiencing engine trouble.
He is in stable condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
His instructor, Barry Hyde, is listed in critical condition in the hospital's neurotrauma unit.
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[anchor=Melanie]
[ss=Plane Crash Private]


FAA officials say their investigation will take about 6 months.[Henry-Search]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Henry County man reported missing Sunday is dead.
Searchers recovered the body of 22-year old Mark Anthony Turner in a large pond in Spencer yesterday.
Turner had been fishing with friends when they left to get bait, and they couldn't find him when they returned.
Dive teams spent most of yesterday searching before they found the body.
The Henry County Sheriff's Office says Turner's death was accidental.

[E-Public-Works]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-32 49:32]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City]


A four-day dig has resulted in the discovery of more than a thousand drums buried at a site in Roaonke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Officials say the drums found at the Roanoke City Public Works Service Center could be remnants from the flood of 1985.
All but 16 of the containers were empty, and the city's environmental consultant says they may have been buried there following the severe flooding in November, 1985.
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[SOT UB 16:50:25]
[IN Q=A large number of them]

((BREN HUGGINS/ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT: A LARGE NUMBER OF THEM WERE OF VARIOUS SIZES, SHAPES, CONFIGURATIONS SUGGESTING MORE RANDOM SOURCES, WHICH WE THINK WOULD BE INDICATIVE OF THE TYPES OF DRUMS YOU WOULD PULL OUT OF A FLOOD CONDITION.))
[SUPER=01-Bren Huggins/Environmental Consultant;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=a flood condition.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City]


The city must now determine if there was any soil or ground water contamination, but Huggins says he doesn't anticipate any widespread problems.

[L'burg-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]


A shooting from last week has now turned into murder.
41-year old David W. Robertson died Sunday at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Robertson was shot Tuesday in Lynchburg, in what police are calling a drug deal gone bad.
Police have charged 18-year old Dale Lee Pughsley (PUGS-lee) with murder and two counts of attempted robbery.
Several others are being sought for questioning.

[Frat-Prank]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A former Sweetbriar College student is facing 60 days in jail following her misdemeanor assault conviction for a college prank.
Jessica Saveall was found guilty this morning of assaulting a Washington and Lee fraternity member earlier this year.
Saveall and Karen Williams shaved Chad Austin Casto's pubic area after he passed out during a fraternity party.
Saveall was also convicted of assaulting another W & L student that night.
Three male W-and-L students including Casto tried to retaliate by taking Saveall and Williams into the woods.
All the parties involved were charged with misdemeanor assault and battery.
The men and Williams all accepted a plea agreement and received a 30 day suspended sentence and 80 hours of community service.
Saveall refused the agreement.

She is now appealing the conviction.[PAKISTAN]


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


A delegation from Pakistan will be on Capitol Hill today.
The head of the group says the message is simple -- Pakistan wants peace and understanding but any agreement to stop a nuclear arms race must be non-discriminatory.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Geneva, Switzerland;]

[10:07:31]
There were calls today from the U-N Conference on Disarmament for Pakistan and India to renounce their nuclear weapons programs.
Foreign ministers from the U-S, Britain, France, China and Russia are also scheduled to hold talks in Geneva Thursday on ways to reduce tensions in South Asia.
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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]

[child-labor]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-G]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Geneva;]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=(children marching with banners)]
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[VO-NAT]

[7:08:32]
Also in Geneva today, a Global March against child labor.
Hundreds of children from around the world converged on the headquarters of the International Labor office to voice their opposition to child labor.
The Labor organization is holding a two week conference to come up new international standards to stop the most intolerable forms of child labor, including forced labor, debt bondage and prostitution.
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[Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-J]
[GRAPHIC=Ken Starr]


The White House is waiting to see if Kenneth Starr responds to its latest motion in the Monica Lewinsky case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


President Clinton is asking the Supreme Court to wait until next fall to decide if his friend and aide, Bruce Lindsey, must testify before Starr's grand jury.
Yesterday, the president's lawyers dropped the claim of executive privilege.
Instead, they argued Lindsey shouldn't have to testify on the grounds of attorney-client privilege.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( CHARLES RUFF//WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL:THE PRESIDENT HAS INVOKEDPRINCIPLE WORTH FIGHTING FOR, FOR THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH. ))
[SUPER=01-Charles Ruff/White House Counsel;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=FOR THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Supreme Court is expected to announce its decision Thursday.
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[MS-TEEN]


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


In Mississippi, opening statements are underway in the trial of Luke Woodham.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, MS;]

[4:17:30]
The 17 year old is charged with the murder of his fifty year old mother. Police say he beat and fatally stabbed Mary Woodham at the family's home October first before going on a shooting rampage at his high school in Pearl.
He killed two classmates and wounded 7 others.
He'll be tried separately on those crimes.
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[SPRINT]


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


Sprint says say goodbye to multiple phone lines.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[11:30 UPDATE WINDOW]
The company today unveiled a new service that would allow customers the chance to chat on the phone, receive faxes and surf the 'Net -- all on the same phone line, at the same time.
Sprint says Monthly bills should remain about the same, they'll get far more sophisticated service -- including Internet connections at up to 100 times faster than a conventional modem.
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[E-Long]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-31 1:14:16]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Child endangerment is the charge that landed one mother in jail after drinking and driving with children in the car.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./File Tape;]

Four children were in the back of Patricia Long's car when she drove drunk and crashed in Botetourt COunty.
Her blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit.
For that the judge took away Long's license and gave her a 30 day SUSPENDED jail sentence.
But she WILL serve three months of a three year jail sentence for endangering children.
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[E-Roanoke-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-44 20:36]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City]


There will soon be one less symbol to represent the fight against drinking and driving in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT from tape 96-97]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]


The Mill Mountain Star has burned red following fatal traffic accidents that involved the use of drugs or alcohol.
But the Mill Mountain Advisory Committee has encouraged the city to discontinue the practice.
And yesterday, council agreed.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=Roanoke City]


Committee members say the star is a unifying regional symbol that shouldn't be used to support any individual message.

[CA-PRIMARIES]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
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Voters in California are casting ballots today in the most expensive primary campaign in U-S history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]

[4:25:11]
More than 100 million has been spent on the top races, including the Gubernatorial primary.
Governor Pete Wilson is barred from seeking a third term.
There are two ballot propositions with national implications.
One would virtually end bilingual education in the state.
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[Anchor=Melanie]
[ss=none]


The other would require unions to get permission from members to spend money on political causes.



[5-Campbell-Couple]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#598-25 6:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The search is on for a family in Campbell County. The family has not been seen for over a week and now friends and neighbors are concerned.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


42-year old Jagjeet Singh (jag-JEET SING) and his wife own and operate this convenience store on Timberlake Road.
They closed the business for Memorial Day, but they haven't re-opened since.. and no one's heard from from the couple and their three young daughters since then.
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[SOT 6:18:37]
[IN Q=We have no]

((INVEST. L.T. GUTHRIE/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE HAVE NO REASON TO SUSPECT FOUL PLAY, JUST THAT IT'S UNUSUAL FOR A STORE OWNER TO DISAPPEAR WITHOUT GIVING ANY NOTICE TO THE EMPLOYEES OR THE VENDORS THAT SUPPLY THEIR MERCHANDISE AND SO FORTH, SO WE'RE JUST TRYING TO LOCATE THEM TO VERIFY THAT THEY ARE OKAY.))
[SUPER=01-L. T. Guthrie/Campbell Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=they are okay.]
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[VO-NAT]


Guthrie says the family reportedly was headed to Kings Dominion last Monday.
The F-B-I is assisting in the investigation.
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[E-Drug-Court]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


They are getting a second chance at life -- several people have graduated from Roanoke's drug court and are now ready to start over again.
The court has been in business since 1995 and is the first of its kind in the state.
Convicted non-violent drug offenders are eligible for the program and as David Johnson explains, some take full advantage of the opportunity.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It taught me]
[SUPER=01-Emmett Lambert/Drug Court Graduate; :18]
[SUPER=01-Diane Strickland/Roanoke Circuit Court Judge; :36]
[SUPER=@David1; :55]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=human lives]
(([NAT SOUND=16:29:58]

[RUNS:04] ((IT TAUGHT ME HOW TO PICK MY SELF ESTEEM UP.))
Emmett Lambert is one of several people to reclaim his life with the help of the drug court.
The program pushes participants to complete their education, secure employment and become otherwise productive citizens.
[SOT=16:52:55]
[IN Q=IT MADE ME]

((EMMETT LAMBERT/DRUG COURT GRADUATE; IT MADE ME MORE AWARE OF THE RESPONSIBILITY I HAVE AS A HUMAN BEING. NOT ONLY TO MY FAMILY BUT ALSO TO SOCIETY.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=TO SOCIETY.]


Once participants complete the program, the conviction is dropped and they get a fresh start on life.
Officials say the drug court is also pretty light on the wallets of tax payers.
[SOT=16:48:45]
[IN Q=WE HAVE BEEN]

((DIANE STRICKLAND/ROANOKE CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE; WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO RUN THE PROGRAM ON APPROXIMATELY A FIFTH OF WHAT IT WOULD COST TO HAVE THESE PEOPLE INCARCERATED FOR THE SAME 12 MONTH PERIOD THAT WE ARE KEEPING THEM IN THE PROGRAM. BUT PERHAPS EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY THAN THE DOLLARS AND CENTS, THE REAL SAVINGS COMES IN TERMS OF THE HUMAN LIVES.)) [RUNS:20]
[OUT Q=THE HUMAN LIVES.]))

((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; ))

[YMCA]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ach]
[TAPE#=98-41 TC 32:53]
[GRAPHIC=YMCA]


Today marks an important day in the history of a local YMCA chapter.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The organization unveiled a landmark on Wells Avenue--the site of the first African-American YMCA in Roanoke. The city provided funding for the plaque that commemorates the founding of that chapter in 1928.
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[SOT 10:34.06]
[IN Q= We had a great ]

((A.L. HOLLAND SR./MEMBER-FIRST YMCA; WE HAD A GREAT DEAL OF FUN LOOKING ON THE WAY HE SET THE PROGRAM UP FOR US. IT'S A GREAT LEGACY HERE. IT CAN BE A HISTORICAL EXPERIENCE HERE TODAY. IT'S A MOUNTAIN TOP EXPERIENCE))
[SUPER=01-A. L. Holland, Sr./Member of First YMCA]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q= mountain top experience]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=YMCA]

The organization was started to help build strong families and communities. Since then it has developed into the Family Center Branch on Orange Avenue.

[Cosby-Browns]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net-]
[GRAPHIC=Cleveland Browns]


One of America's favorite funny men could soon be an N-F-L owner.
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[vo/nat]
[super=03-Cleveland, OH;]


Bill Cosby joined two Cleveland men at a news conference this morning to express his interest in bidding with them for the new Cleveland Browns football team.
Under the proposed deal, Larry and Charles Dolan would go in with Cosby, who would own 5 percent of the team.
The N-F-L is currently reviewing the applications.
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[Anchor=Patrick]
[SS=none]


Bidding is expected to start around 275 (m) million dollars.
Melanie and I both will consider investing.



[SPICE-REAX]


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


The defection of one of the Spice Girls is still big news in Great Britian.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, U.K.;]

[7:40]
In fact, Geri Halliwell's departure is such a big deal, that it's even being taken up in parliament.
One lawmaker fears Ginger Spice's departure could be too much for some young fans.
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[SOT]

[7:41:03-26]
[IN Q=]

((IS MY HONORABLE FRIEND AWARE...GINGER SPICE TO THINK AGAIN. ))
[SUPER=01-Gareth Thomas/Member Of Parliament;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=spice to think again.]
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[VO-NAT]


Halliwell says she's quitting because of differences with group members. (----------------) Baby, Posh, Sporty and Scary Spice will be stateside in two weeks to began their American tour.