[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Warm springtime weather leads to a deadly avalanche on Washington's Mt. Rainier.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And talks have resumed today in the two strikes that could shut down most of General Motors' North American assembly lines within a week.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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News 7 at noon is next.

[Rainier]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Wet, heavy and fast.
That's how survivors describe yesterday's avalanche that killed a climber and injured five others on Washington's Mount Rainier.
The snow slide hit as many as a dozen climbers.
Drew Griffin has the story.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Mount Rainier, WA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kent Swanson/Survivor; :12]
[SUPER=01-John Krambrink/Mount Rainier Chief Ranger; :36]
[SUPER=01- Maria Gillett/Mount Rainier Spokeswoman; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Drew Griffin/Reporting; 1;12]
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[OUT Q=FOR CBS NEWS]

((
THEY WERE TRYING TO CONQUER THE GREAT MOUNT RAINIER.. BUT INSTEAD IT CONQUERED THEM.
AN AVALANCHE RIPPED THROUGH THE ICY CLIFFS THURSDAY... JUST AS TEAMS OF CLIMBERS WERE APPARENTLY MAKING THEIR WAY DOWN THE MOUNTAIN.
SOME MANAGED TO HOLD ON USING THEIR ICE AXES--
BUT OTHERS WERE SWEPT AWAY BY TONS OF FALLING SNOW.. AND LEFT DANGLING FROM ROPES AT 12-THOUSAND FEET.
ONE MAN DIED, AFTER HANGING ON FOR SEVERAL HOURS: "He fell some 100 feet... most severe fall of the group."
OFFICIALS SAY THE AVALANCHE WAS PROBABLY CAUSED BY RECENT WARM WEATHER.
AND EVEN THOUGH HAZARD WARNINGS FOR MOUNT RANIER PARK WERE NOT CONSIDERED HIGH, PARK RANGERS SAY THE LIKELIHOOD OF AN AVALANCHE SHOULD ALWAYS BE A CONCERN: "Avalanche hazards on the mountain should.. up in the mountains." DREW GRIFFIN CBS NEWS.))

[GM]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=Strike]


Contract talks have resumed in Michigan today, after a another strike hits General Motors, one that could bring G-M'S entire North American production to a standstill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Flint, MI;]


Workers at a key parts plant in Flint, Michigan walked out last night.
The Delphi Plant makes parts for most G-M car and truck plants in the U-S, Canada and Mexico.
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[SOT]

[4:16:17]
[IN Q=]

((DUANE ZUCKSCHWERDT/PRESIDENT OF LOCAL 651: THE UAW IS A FAMILY AND AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL))
[SUPER=01-Duane Zuckschwerdt/Union President;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=is an imjury to all.]
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[VO-NAT]


The strike that began last week has already forced the layoff of nearly 25 thousand workers, from various plants across the country.
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[Virginia-Summit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE# net-q]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire;]


Senators in Washington continue to debate the major parts of a bill that would impose strict new regulations on big tobacco.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Meantime in Richmond about 500 union leaders and workers whose jobs depend on tobacco gathered in opposition to the
legislation that would raise cigarette taxes by a dollar, ten cents a pack.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((BARBARA HERNDON/LEAF PROCESSOR: IF THEY PASS SOME OF THE LEGISLATION THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT THEY SHOULD AT LEAST KNOW THE DAMAGE THEY CAN DO TO PEOPLE LIKE ME. I THINK THE WHOLE DEBATE IS ABOUT MONEY AND ABOUT CONTROL. (CHEERS) ))
[SUPER=01-Barbara Herndon/Leaf Processor;]
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[OUT Q=about cntrol. (cheers) ]
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[VO-NAT]

[net c from yesterday]
The proposed tax increase is part of Senator John McCain's bill currently being debated in Congress.
The bill would cost tobacco companies 516 billion dollars over 25 years and allow the Food and Drug Administration to regulate nicotine.
The national ``tobacco workers unity summit'' was organized by Governor Gilmore and Dan LeBlanc, president of the state A-F-L-C-I-O.
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[E-Sidebar-Summit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#Net-P]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]

The Virginia chapters of the American Lung Association and American Cancer Society were shut out of the unity tobacco summit in Richmond yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Governor Gilmore made it clear he had just one agenda in mind.
In response to questions about the Gilmore administration's analysis of the McCain bill on HEALTH issues--
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[SOT tape two 12:36:30]
[IN Q=They are]

((GOV. GILMORE: THEY ARE BEING ANALYZED IN TERMS OF THE IMPACT IT WOULD HAVE ON JOBS.))
[SOT]

((ANNE DONLEY/GROUP TO ALLEVIATE SMOKING IN PUBLIC: THEY KEEP TALKING ABOUT THE HARDWORKING MEN AND WOMEN WHO WOULD STAND TO LOSE A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR IF THEY LOST THEIR JOBS. I HAVEN'T HEARD ANYBODY TALK ABOUT THE HARDWORKING MEN AND WOMEN WHO LOST A MAJOR WAGE EARNER IN THEIR FAMILY BECAUSE THAT PERSON WAS ADDICTED TO TOBACCO OR THAT PERSON BREATHED SOMEONE ELSE'S SMOKE.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :00]
[SUPER=01-Anne Donley/"Alleviate Smoking in Public"; :05]
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[OUT Q=someone else's smoke.]
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[vo-nat]
C-SPAN taped the tobacco summit and plans to air it in the next few days.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#Net]
[GRAPHIC=Tornado]


More tornadoes in the nation's mid-section.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Howard Co., IN ; ]


This funnel cloud, caught by an amateur photographer, touched downjust outside Indianapolis.
It tore through a number of homes causing minor injuries.
Another twister demolished a daycare center in Indianapolis.
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[DRAGGING-DEATH]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#Net]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


The people of Jasper, Texas, are blanketing their town in yellow ribbons It's a symbol of mourning for James Byrd and reflects a concern over racial hatred.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jasper, TX;]


Three white men are accused of killing Byrd by dragging him behind a truck.
The F-B-I has taken over the multi-agency investigation as prosectors try to build a death penalty case.
Despite the brutality of the crime, Byrd's 27 year old daughter says she doesn't feel hatred toward the suspects.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I HAVE]

((RENEE MULLINS/VICTIM'S DAUGHTER I HAVE MORE PITTY FOR THE... THEY DON'T FEAR GOD THEY'RE NOT GOD FEARING PEOPLE. ))
[SUPER=01-Renee Mullins/Victim's Daughter;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=NOT GOD FEARING PEOPLE.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston;]


A memorial service was held for Byrd last night in Houston.
His funeral is set for Saturday.
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[E-Quayle]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=THA]
[TAPE#98-26 2:02:36]
[GRAPHIC=Dan Quayle]


Former Vice President Dan Quayle is remaining coy about his own presidential ambitions. During an appearance in Blacksburg yesterday, he would not say whether he will run in the year 2000.
Quayle was rallying support for Republican Joe Barta, who is making a run for Rick Boucher's Congressional seat.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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[IN Q=We need]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Joe Barta/(R) Congressional Candidate; :00]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :25]
[SUPER=@Trumbo; :33]
[SUPER=07-Dan Quayle; :46]
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((
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We need]

((DR. JOE BARTA/(R) CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: WE NEED TO REPLACE HIM WITH SOMEBODY WHO CAN GO TO WASHINGTON AND REPRESENT OUR CORE CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPALS AND VALUES FROM THE NINTH DISTRICT TO WASHINGTON D.C. ))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=washington, DC]


Dr. Barta recently secured the G-O-P nomination by defeating fellow republican, Patrick Muldoon who lost the last election to the incumbent congressman.
Since then, the Radford eye surgeon has been working to get his name out realizing going up against Boucher won't be easy.
Indeed many republicans believe bringing Dan Quayle into the campaign is the boost Barta needs.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((SEN. BO TRUMBO/R-FINCASTLE: IT GENERATES THE ENTHUSIASM THAT A CAMPAIGN IS REALLY ALL ABOUT AND NOT ONLY TO HAVE THE REPUBLICAN SUPPORT BUT ALSO THE INDEPENDENT SUPPORT THAT DAN QUAYLE BRINGS with IT.))
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[OUT Q=with it.]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The American]

((DAN QUAYLE: THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE VERY DISAPPOINTED BY WHAT THEY SEE, IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT ALL THE SCANDALS WHEN WE SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT OUR FAMILIES, WE OUGHT TO BE WORKING TO STRENGTHEN OUR FAMILIES, TO MAKE OUR SCHOOLS BETTER, OUR STREETS SAFER, OUR NATIONAL DEFENSE STRONGER. ))
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[OUT Q=stronger.]


It was definitely a worthwhile fundraiser for the Radford republican with about 200 people turning out and paying a minimum of 25- dollars each for a chance to meet the former vice president.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Blacksburg.))[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


President Clinton makes a trip to the West Coast to speak out against offshore drilling.
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[VO-NAT ]


And some young athletes from the area are getting a chance to go to the Olympics--but not the Games you're thinking of. We'll tell why these boys are heading to Missouri coming up on News 7.
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[Talent=Patrick]

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[OIL-DRILLING]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#Net]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


The President is in California today where he will extend a ban on drilling for oil and natural gas in certain offshore U-S waters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Drilling is permitted in Alaska, and in a small restricted area off Southern California.
Last year, offshore wells provided about 20 percent of the total U-S oil production and natural gas output.
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[S-Hartman]
[TALENT=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Lee Hartman]


Roanoke Valley broadcast pioneer and businessman man Lee Hartman has died.
Hartman was the founder and President of Lee Hartman and Sons electronic stores.
He passed away yesterday.
Hartman received one of the first F-M radio licenses and named his station W-L-R-J for his three sons Robert, Lee, and Jack.
That station is now known as K-92.
Lee Hartman was 97 years old.



[E-Bird]


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


A federal jury is ordering Bland County's School Board to pay 77-thousand dollars.
That's the judgment won by a high school math teacher.
Thomas N. Bird was beaten during a confrontation with a student three years ago.
Bird convinced a federal jury this week that he did not receive a fair hearing before he was fired.
Bird received 72- thousand dollars in lost wages, and another 5- thousand to compensate for "emotional distress and humiliation."
He had asked for one million dollars.

[Alzheimers-Ethics]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ach]
[TAPE#=98-44]
[GRAPHIC=Medical News]


Alzheimer's Disease affects some 4 million older Americans. Many people suffering from the disease are not capable of making decisions on their own.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Today, a local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association hosted a conference on ethics--to help caregivers and doctors know how to make those responsible choices. The panel addressed a wide range of ethical issues that families face.
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[SOT 10.08.57]
[IN Q=The issues range]

((DR. STEPHEN POST/ETHICS ADVISORY PANEL MEMBER: THE ISSUES RANGE FROM TRUTH TELLING ABOUT DIAGNOSIS, ADVANCED PLANNING, FILING DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY IN HEALTH CARE, RESTRICTIONS ON DRIVING, NURSING HOME PLACEMENT.THE USE OF ARTIFICIAL NUTRITION AND HYDRATION.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Stephen Post/Ethics Advisory Panel Member;]
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[OUT Q= nutrition and hydration]
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[VO-NAT]

Right now there is no cure for Alzheimer's, only medication that can help with some of the symptoms.
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[E-Harmonic-Scalpel]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-34 1:31:22]
[GRAPHIC=Medical News]


It vibrates 55-thousand times a second and cuts with little to no bleeding --
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford; ]


It's called the harmonic scalpel and local doctors say it's a safer way to operate.
The blade can also be maneuvered to become a diverse tool.
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[SOT 13:42:32]
[IN Q=It allows]

((DR. DAVID STOECKLE/BLACKSBURG SURGEON:IT ALLOWS YOU TO CUT THE TISSUE AND DISSECT THE TISSUE...PREVIOUS TYPE OF DISSECTING WAS DONE WITH ELECTROCAUTERY.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. David Stoeckle/Surgeon; ]
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[OUT Q=electrocautery.]
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[VO-NAT]


Because it uses ultrasonic waves instead of electricity, there is no danger of burning surrounding organs.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Some graduating seniors in the area share their feelings on school prayer.
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[VO-NAT ]


And a zoo in Australia is working to save this baby giraffe. These stories are coming up when News 7 at Noon returns.
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[E-School-Prayer]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ach]
[TAPE#=98-41]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Last week Congress voted down a proposed amendment to the Constitution that would allow organized prayer in school. Now with commencement exercises getting underway,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


the controversial subject is on the minds of some graduating high school seniors in the area.
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[SOT 12.11.35]
[IN Q= If they are]

((KIM KAYS/ PATRICK HENRY HS GRADUATE: IF THEY ARE OF A DIFFERENT RELIGION AND THEY DON'T WANT TO PARTICIPATE THEN THEY DON'T HAVE TO BUT OTHERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO))
[OUT Q= the right to]
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[SOT12.20.06]
[IN Q= In the Constitution]

((SCOTT KATZ/PATRICK HENRY HS GRADUATE: IN THE CONSTITUTION NOW IT STATES THAT A SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE AND THAT GIVES EVERYONE A RIGHT TO PRACTICE WHAT THEY BELIEVE AND ITS NOT RIGHT BRINGING PRAYER INTO THE SCHOOL OR SCHOOL GROUND OR ANY CITY OFFICIAL THING.))
[SUPER=01-Kim Kays/Patrick Henry H. S. Graduate;:00]
[SUPER=01-Scott Katz/Patrick Henry H. S. Graduate;:11]
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[OUT Q= city official thing]
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[VO-NAT]


It's graduation time throughout the area.
Yesterday the civic center hosted graduation ceremonies for both William Fleming and Patrick Henry High Schools.
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[Home-Olympics]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=net-L]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Some area young people are going to the Olympics.
23 residents of the Covington Boys Home are on their way to the Home Olympics in Missouri.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington;]


Participants will compete in a series of games for athletes from boys' and girls' homes across the country.
Home administrators say the event gives teens a chance to meet peers with similar backgrounds.
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[SOT 15.52.58 - 15.53.05]
[IN Q=It's a fun]

((BILLY RICE/ASST. PROGRAMS DIRECTOR: IT'S A FUN WEEK FOR THEM BUT IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THEM TO BE ABLE TO SEE THAT OTHER CHILDREN ARE IN THE SAME KIND OF SITUATION THAT THEY ARE.))
[SUPER=01-Billy Rice/Assistant Programs Director;]
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[OUT Q=that they are.]
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[VO-NAT]


Boys are sent to the Covington Boys Home after getting into trouble with the law or experiencing family problems.
The athletes will leave Sunday for the Home Olympics.
Events scheduled for the participants include basketball, softball and swimming.
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[Japan-recession]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#Net]
[GRAPHIC=Japan]


The world's second-largest economy is in a recession.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tokyo;]


Japanese officials say figures out today show the country's economy has suffered two straight quarterly declines, the official benchmark for a recession.
Asia had been counting on Japan to pull the region out of the current financial meltdown.
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[Stocks]


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was down 62 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports, things are a bit crowded in the Danville clubhouse.
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[VO-NAT ]


And, it was a nail-biting victory for the home team in last night's Stanley Cup finals. We'll have highlights from Game Two, when News 7 at Noon continues.
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[COMM BREAK #3]


[NHL]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-8]
[GRAPHIC=Stanley Cup]


Washington had history on its side, but it was Detroit who emerged victorious from Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

In 42 years of the finals a team that allowed three goals in a period has never come back to win.
That would change.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/ESPN; :00]


The Wings scored the game's first goal. Stevie Yzerman takes the feed and buries it in front of Oliie the goalie.
But Washington scores three unanswered second period goals. Peter Bondar gets it started with a blast from Chris Osgood's right side.
Then, Caps bruiser Chris Simon gives Washington the lead with his first playoff goal and first tally in 22 games.
[SUPER=31-Washington/4/Detroit/5;]


Adam Oates puts the Captials up 3-1, the final Washington goal in the second. But the Red Wings come back to score 4.
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[Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-14 22:07]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche]


Fans were treated to a pitching clinic at Salem Memorial Field last night.
Unfortunately, most of the brilliance came courtesy of the Prince William Cannons.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Cannons vs. Avalanche; :oo]


In the top of the first, Steve Mancuk facing Brent Butler- Butler sends it over the left field wall and the Cannons open with a boom, taking the 1-nothing lead.
[SUPER=34-Prince William/6/Salem/2;]


The Avalanche's woes continue in the second as Manchuk hits Craig Martine to load the bases.
Todd Hogan then connects to score Bill Deck and Luis Saturria for a 3-nothing lead.
Salem would score two in the 8th, but the Cannons take game one of the series 6-2.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Past few days]
[SUPER=01-Blake Barthol/Avalanche Catcher; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jay Loviglio/Salem Manager; :14]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=they're not falling]
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[Braves]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-17 7:08]
[GRAPHIC=97's]


Two's company-
at least that's what they're saying around the Danville clubhouse these days.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]


Atlanta's rookie Appalachian League team- the Danville Braves- arrived to start the season. The Braves will share the same clubhouse with the 97's.
Manager Franklin Stubbs liked what he saw in the first day of practice.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we]
[SUPER=01-Franklin Stubbs/Braves Manager; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...end of the season"]
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[Cup]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-20]
[GRAPHIC=Soccer]


No wins and no losses after the first day of World Cup play.
The four teams competing yesterday left with the score all tied up.
Italy rallied to tie favored Chile 2-2. Roberto Baggio tied it at 2 on a penalty kick with about six minutes remaining.
Chile got two goals from Marcelo Salas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France/Austria vs. Cameroon;]


In other action, Cameroon tied Austria 1-1. Peirre Njanka with the best goal of the touerney so far, but Austria's Anton Polster's tally forces the tie.
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[Baby-Giraffe]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Zoo keepers in Australia are working hard to keep a baby giraffe alive.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dubbo, Australia;]


Andara's mother has a history of not nursing her babies to suckle, so zoo staff have been hand-raising Andara, a round the clock job.
She needs at least five feedings a day of a special "mother's milk", which contains the antibodies new-born animals
need to avoid illness.
Andara drinks about a gallon and a half of milk every 24 hours.
She was born about two weeks ago. (----------------)