[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A manhunt is underway in Lunchburg for a suspect who fired shots into an apartment complex this morning.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And it's the law in Virginia.
A federal appeals judge clears the way for the the late term abortion measure.
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[TALENT=Andrew]
[SS=None]


Today is the first of three dry and pleasant days in a row.
Coming up in weather-- I'll look ahead to the holiday weekend.
In sports-- highlights from the most exciting world cup game yet.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Police-Chase]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-48; TC 21:34]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A man who reportedly shot up a Lynchburg apartment complex early this morning is still at large, despite a widespread police manhunt.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Police were called to the Greenfield Apartments around 6 a-m to handle a domestic dispute.
Before they arrived, shots had been fired outside Building 808.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 7:37:41]
[IN Q=Allegedly some]

((CAPT. MIKE SPENCER/LYNCHBURG POLICE: ALLEGEDLY SOME SHOTS WERE FIRED PRIOR TO THE OFFICERS' ARRIVAL. WHEN THE OFFICERS GOT ON THE SCENE, APPARENTLY THE SUSPECT JUMPED OUT OF THE REAR WINDOW OF ONE OF THE APARTMENTS AND FLED INTO THE WOODED AREA BEHIND THE GREENFIELD APARTMENTS ON FOOT.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Mike Spencer/Lynchburg Police; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=apartments on foot.]
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[VO-NAT]


Heavily armed police and a tracking dog scoured the woods but were unable to find the gunman.
He's been identified as 22- year- old Germaine Delaney.
Police say Delaney was armed with two handguns.
No one was injured in the shooting.
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[Abortion-Bill]


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


Late-term abortions are now illegal in Virginia.
Last night a federal appeals judge overturned an injunction that would have kept the so-called "partial-birth" abortion bill from becoming law.
Judge Michael Luttig issued the ruling late last night, allowing the ban to take effect today.
Last year Luttig also overturned a lower court ruling and allowed the parental notification abortion law to take effect.

[E-Drug-Seizure]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ach]
[TAPE#=98-39 1:20:30]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Pot]


Authorities made a 2-million-dollar drug bust in Rockbridge County this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]

The Rockbridge Regional Drug Task Force seized more than two-thousand marijuana plants in the (Carr's) Kerr's Creek section of the County.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16.44.16]
[IN Q= In my 23]

((LT. STEVE CROWDER/LEXINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT: IN MY 23 YEARS AND I THINK PROBABLY THE 50 OR MORE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE SITTING AT THIS TABLE FROM WHAT WE CAN TELL THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE BIGGEST MARIJUANA SEIZURES IN OUR REMEMBRANCE.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Steve Crowder/Lexington Police Department]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q= in our remembrance.]
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[VO-NAT]

Tips from residents led police to launch a full investigation of the area. Police say during their surveillance Emmett Tyree Junior arrived to water the plants. He is charged with possession of marijuana and manufacturing marijuana. If found guilty, he could face up to 20 years in jail. Right now, he is out on bond but he is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in State Court on August 12th.
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[Virginia-Storms]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net-h]
[GRAPHIC=Severe Weather]


It wasn't a tornado, but a thunderstorm that damaged or destroyed half a dozen homes in Southwest Virginia yesterday afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington Co.]


The National Weather Service says a down burst in the storm is to blame for the damage in Washington County.
A down burst occurs when strong winds blow straight down, sometimes with the force of a small tornado.
No one was injured in the the houses that collapsed.
But 2 people WERE injured in a car accident that's being blamed on the storm.
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[wipe wipe wipe][nat'l-storms]


[ANCHOR=Melanie ]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-G]
[GRAPHIC=wipe/wipe/wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA;]

[4;22:28]
In Pittsburgh, a state of emergency has been declared after winds of up to 85 miles-an-hour downed trees and power lines.
Tens of thousands lost power.
It's the city's worst ever power outage.
[SUPER=03-Brevard Co., FL; ]

[4:24:53]
Meantime a wind shift in Florida has led to backyard firefighting.
Wildfires have marched to within 50 yards of some homes in Brevard County, forcing hundreds of evacuations.
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[wipe wipe wipe]

[Disaster-relief]


[ANCHOR=Melania]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-52; TC 08:24]
[GRAPHIC=wipe/wipe/wipe]
(--------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Columbus, OH/Monday]


People in Ohio are trying to put their lives back together in the wake of floods that killed at least 8 people.
The Red Cross has opened 14 shelters, and is distributing 4 thousand meals a day.
[super=03-Roanoke]


This morning, Roanoke Red Cross Chapter Manager Tom Brown flew to Ohio to coordinate the shelter and feeding programs.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 00:11:25]
[IN Q=we prefer]

((TOM BROWN/RED CROSS; SOMETIMES WE'VE HAD TO DELIVER BY BOAT TO DIFFERENT PLACES... WE PREFER NOT TO DO THAT BECAUSE IT'S HARD TO GET TO PEOPLE THAT WAY, BUT WE'LL GO WHERE WE HAVE TO TO GET THE FOOD THROUGH;))
[SUPER=01-Tom Brown/Red Cross;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=the food through]
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[VO-NAT]


Brown says the emergency shelters and food delivery will give storm victims the support the need as they work to clean up and repair their homes.
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[IRAQ]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-B]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict]


The Clinton administration today says it has no plans to strengthen the U-S military presence in the Persian Gulf.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:14:14]
But officials say the U-S will continue to monitor the no-fly zone where an Iraqi missile site threatened four British warplanes yesterday.
An F-16 fired on an Iraqi missile site after its radar targeted the british jets.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( WILLIAM COHEN, DEFENSE SECRETARY OUR FORCES ARE GOING TO PROTECT THEMSELVES... ))
[SUPER=01-William Cohen/Secretary of Defense;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=or threat of attack.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Iraqi government has called the U.S fighter's response an aggressive and unjustifiable action.
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[L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-41; TC 1:04:09]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg]


For the first time in four years, Lynchburg has a new mayor AND a new majority on city council.
At least on this first day, both sides are pledging to work together.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=After four years]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Outgoing Lynchburg Mayor; :13]
[SUPER=01-Pete Warren/New Lynchburg Mayor; :53]
[SUPER=01-Bert Dodson/New Lynchburg Council Member; 1:02]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]


(( After four years in the mayor's chair, Jim Whitaker found it hard to let go of the reins of power.
Before Lynchburg's new city council elected its leader, Whitaker took the opportunity to recap his accomplishments in office.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 8:08:39]
[IN Q=Those of you]

((JIM WHITAKER/OUTGOING LYNCHBURG MAYOR: THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE THE NEW MAJORITY ON COUNCIL CALL YOURSELF INDEPENDENTS AND SAY YOU WANT WHAT IS BEST FOR LYNCHBURG. WHY IS IT BEST NOW TO REPLACE A MAYOR WHO HAS GIVEN ALL THAT HE HAS TO THIS CITY?)) [RUNS :16]
[OUT Q=to this city?]


But the Independent- slash- Democrats say `to the victors go the spoils'.
After suffering for four years under Republican control, they were ready to make a change.. with new members Bert Dodson and Stewart Hobbs on board, the Independents now hold a 5 to 2 advantage.
In a move that was worked out even before the May election, councilman Pete Warren was elected as the city's next mayor.. Carl Hutcherson will be the vice mayor.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 8:30:00]
[IN Q=Our thinking was]

((PETE WARREN/NEW LYNCHBURG MAYOR: OUR THINKING WAS THAT THE PEOPLE OF LYNCHBURG RESPONDED TO THE ELECTION IN A WAY THAT WE WANT SOME CHANGE AND SO WE MADE THE CHANGE.)) [RUNS :09]
[OUT Q=made the change.]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 8:20:29]
[IN Q=It's a new]

((BERT DODSON/NEW LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IT'S A NEW DAY, IT'S A NEW DAY. WE HAVE A GREAT CITY, BUT WE HAVE A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES, A LOT OF CHALLENGES IN FRONT OF US. AND I THINK WE HAVE A COHESIVE GROUP SO EVERYBODY CAN WORK TOGETHER FOR THE BEST OF LYNCHBURG.)) [RUNS :09]
[OUT Q=best of Lynchburg.]


That pledge will be put to the test when the council next meets in two weeks.

Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))[Committee]


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


A citizen's committee continued to voice charges of racism against Lynchburg school officials last night.
And officials say they ARE taking the concerns seriously.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


Committee members wanted to know why so many black students are being suspended in the Lynchburg school system, and why there are so few black teachers.
One woman with four college degrees says she couldn't even get a job as a substitute.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=And I have]

(( JANETTE CAMPBELL/TEACHER APPLICANT: AND I HAVE NOT GOT ANY INTERVIEW, I HAVE NOT GOT ANY CALL, NOTHING.
DANNY MCCAIN/COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: WHEN YOU HAVE QUALIFIED PEOPLE WHO APPLY FOR POSITIONS AND THEN ARE REFUSED AN INTERVIEW, THEN WE STILL HAVE A PROBLEM. ))
[SUPER=01-Janette Campbell/Teacher Applicant;]
[SUPER=01-Danny McCain/Committee Chairman;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=we still have a problem.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


School officials admit they could be doing better but are not ready to concede that racist attitudes are to blame.
Both sides have agreed to meet again.
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[aids]


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


It seems the AIDS virus is catching up with science.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


For the first time, doctors are reporting the spread of a strain of AIDS virus that is resistant to the medicines that have revolutionized care of the disease.
Some people have caught viruses that are resistant to protease inhibitors.
Those are the key ingredients of the drug cocktails that have made AIDS a survivable disease.
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[E-Lawmaker-Salaries]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-44 43:46]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal]


Earlier this year Virginia's lawmakers voted to increase their own pay by a 100-dollars a day.
Now most of the 140 lawmakers say they don't want the pay hike.
Governor Jim Gilmore approved the increase in March.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:22:58]
[IN Q=On the]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: ON THE MATTER OF LEGALITY, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S LOOKING AT THAT, I WILL RELY ON HIS ADVICE AND GUIDANCE, AND WE'LL TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION DEPENDING ON HIS ADVICE. ON THE MATTER OF POLICY, THE LEGISLATURE MUST DETERMINE FOR THEMSELVES WHETHER THEY BELIEVE THAT THEY WANT TO TAKE THAT BACK TO THEIR VOTERS IN NOVEMBER.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=in November.]
[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=none]


State lawmakers do NOT run again until 1999.
And some entered a vote of protest over the pay raises when they approved the budget in March.
Most of the lawmakers say they will still accept the "office expenses" increase-- which would increase their retirement pensions.
That's IF the Attorney General okays it.

[E-Shawsville-High]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=THA]
[TAPE#98-43 44:09]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Montgomery County is looking forward to construction of its newest high school.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Elliston;]


Yesterday -- ground was broken for the new Elliston-Shawsville area high school.
School officials would like to see the facility become a "community learning center" where classes can be offered to parents and members of the community at different times.
(/////SOT/////)

[5:36:07]
[SOT]
[IN Q=Schools ]

((FRED MORTON/MONTGOMERY CO. SUPERINTENDENT: SCHOOLS SIT EMPTY PART OF THE TIME, IF WE'RE GOING TO BE WISE USERS OF THE RESOURCES THAT ARE PROVIDED TO US BY THE, BOTH THE COUNTY AND STATE, WE NEED TO BEGIN TO MAXIMIZE THE USE OF THESE BUI
LDINGS IN A WAY THAT IS NOT JUST USING THEM FOR THE SAKE OF USING THEM--- BUT IS USING THEM IN A WAY THAT WILL REALLY C

ONNECT DEEPER WITH THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY. ))
[SUPER=01-Fred Morton/Montgomery Co. Superintendent; :00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=of the community.]
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[VO-NAT]


The school has NOT yet been named.
Construction is expected to take about two years.
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[VA-Trash]


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

Over 20-percent of the garbage that is destroyed in Virginia reportedly does NOT originate here. Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality says a lot of the trash burned or buried here last fall came from outside the Commonwealth. A report released yesterday by the department found more than half the out-of-state trash came from New York -- 40 percent came from Maryland and the Distric of Columbia.




[E-Compulsive-Bingo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It isn't just a game for some people.
In fact, nearly 300 million dollars is spent on it each year in Virginia.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hanover Co.;]


It's bingo.
And it can be addictive.
So A new state law, that takes effect today, requires some 600 bingo operators across the state to post a hotline for compulsive gamblers.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:22:38]
[IN Q=It's not]

((ED FUHR: IT'S NOT JUST BINGO THAT'S BEING PLAYED IN THESE GAMES. YOU HAVE INSTANT PULL TABS AND THE LIKE THAT REALLY IS MUCH MORE AKIN TO GAMES THAT YOU WOULD PLAY IN LAS VEGAS, OR EVEN TO SOME OF THE GAMES OF THE LOTTERY THAN IT IS TO BINGO.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Fuhr/Charitable Gaming Commission;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=to bingo.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The per capita spending on bingo in Roanoke alone is 50 dollars per person, per year.
So if only ten percent of the population plays...that's an average of 500 dollars spent per person.
(--------0--------)


[AAA-Safety]


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

Last week Triple-A of Virginia issued a motorist advisory due to the summer heat.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

With one of the busiest travel weekends of the year fast appraoching, Triple-A warns that the mix of hot weather and road-weary cars is ill-advised. The agency suggests having vehicles weatherized and keeping bottles of drinking water on hand in the event you are stranded. And no matter how long or short the trip, it's best to get an early start.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=17:03:36]
[IN Q=TRY AND STAY]

((JOYCE BRADFORD/AAA; TRY AND STAY AWAY FROM REAL RUSH HOUR TIMES. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE GOING IN AND OUT OF BIG CITIES AND SO FORTH. THAT WAY YOU'RE NOT TOYING WITH THE IDEA OF YOUR CAR OVERHEATING AND SO FORTH.))
[SUPER=01-Joyce Bradford/AAA;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=AND SO FORTH.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Bradford says as outdoor temperatures rise, so too may the tempers of other drivers, so beware of "road rage".

(--------)[Diana-Musuem]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-F]
[GRAPHIC=Princess Diana]


Princess Diana's childhood home opened its gates to the public today.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Althorp, England;]


For the first time people can visit a museum on the grounds and see the island grave where Diana is buried.
The rural estate became a place of pilgrimage for grief-stricken mourners
[SUPER=@File;]

when the princess died eleven months ago.
Today would have been Diana's 37th birthday.
(----------------)



[Streisand]


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


Superstar Barbra Streisand is ready to say "I do".
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


It's being reported that she will marry actor James Brolin today at her home in Malibu.
Her publicist will only confirm that the wedding will take place sometime this week.
But chairs and flowers arrived yesterday and a white tent was put up.
This will be Streisand's second marriage and Brolin's third.
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[Cup]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-12]
[GRAPHIC=Soccer Logo]


World Cup action continued to heat up, with Croatia advancing with a 1-nothing win over Romania.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bordeaux, France/ESPN;]


But Argentina and England hooked up in the exciting game of the day.
They played through two overtimes before Argentina won in a shootout when goalkeeper Carlos Roa stopped David Batty's penality kick on the final attempt of the shootout.
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[Barber-Show]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=NET-C]
[GRAPHIC=All Stars Sports Clinic]


Ronde and Tiki Barber are in town for the All Stars Sports camp, but they weren't the only NFL representatives around.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


A crew from NFL Films visited the camp to film part of a story on the Cave Spring Graduates.
The brothers are one of only nine sets of twins to ever play in the NFL.
The story of their rise to professional football will be told on an future show called, "The NFL: Under the Helmet."
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[Mill-Mountain]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ach]
[TAPE#=98-53; TC 11:16]
[GRAPHIC=Mill Mountain Zoo]


Their names are Jules, Geraldine and Marcel and they are the newest attraction at the Mill Mountain Zoo.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The lemurs (lee-murs) went on display this morning. The small, fuzzy animals are from the monkey family and they're already attracting visitors of all ages.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT We wanted something]
[IN Q= 10.30.11]

((BETH POWELL/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: WE WANTED SOMETHING NEW AND EXCITING TO HAVE FOR A YEAR OR SO TO SHOW PEOPLE A DIFFERENT TYPE OF PRIMATE AND THEY ALWAYS SEE NORMAL MONKEYS SOME IN PET SHOPS AROUND THE AREA AND THESE ARE A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT AND PRETTY RARE TO SEE.))
[SUPER=01-Beth Powell/Mill Mountain Zoo]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q= rare to see]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

There are about 40 lemurs in captivity and they are considered an endangered species The animals are on loan from Duke University and will be visiting the zoo until next year.
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