[Daytona-Postponed]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#98- **Rolled from StarLink**]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


A firefighter in Central Florida says Mother Nature has turned up the heat as the wildfires plaguing that area are qucikly spreading.
High winds and 100 degree temperatures have some firefighters saying things are going to get worse before they get better.
Over 125 miles on Interstate 95 are closed.
[SS=Pepsi 400]


The situation has gotten so bad NASCAR has postponed Saturday's Pepsi 400 until October.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Mike/StarLink]


Mike Stevens and photographer Lynn Eller were in Daytona Beach to cover the race, but have ended up with a much bigger story.
[Live=Mike Full/StarLink]
[SUPER=@Mike1;]
[SUPER=06-Daytona Beach;]
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[SUPER=03-Ormond Beach, FL;]
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[SUPER=01-Larry McReynolds/Lowes Chevy Crew Chief;]
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[Double Boxes=Melanie and Mike/StarLink][Fire-Shooting]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-36]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


Roanoke police are now confirming that a deadly apartment fire in May was probably set in revenge for a murder just hours before.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 18]


Kevin Jones was shot to death just hours before the blaze that claimed 6 lives broke out on Church Avenue.
No one has been charged with setting the fire but investigators say they're focusing on several people who may have sought revenge for the death of Jones.
Willie Caldwell, who is charged with Jones' murder, was a resident of the Church Avenue boarding house.
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[E-Campbell-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-50 26:42]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


No word yet on whether charges will be pressed against the parents of a 4-year-old boy who accidentally shot and killed his 1-year-old sister yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Just after five, Campbell County deputies were called to this home in the Happy Valley subdivision near Rustburg.
Authorities say the boy got a hold of a gun and accidentally shot his one-year old sister in the head.
The child was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital where she died.
Sheriff Robert Maxey says it will be up to the commonwealth's attorney to decide whether the parents should face criminal charges.
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[IN Q=We'll do an]

((ROBERT MAXEY/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF: WE'LL DO AN INVESTIGATION AND FORWARD IT ON TO HIM AND HE'LL MAKE A DECISION ON WHETHER OR NOT IT NEEDS TO GO ANY FURTHER.))
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[OUT Q=go any further.]
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[VO-NAT]


Maxey says the gun involved appeared to be a .38 caliber revolver.
He does NOT know how the boy got a hold of it.
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[Candlelight-Ceremony]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-46]
[GRAPHIC=Keith Sandifer]


Family and friends of 22-year-old Keith Sandifer gathered last night -- in hopes that his shooting death will teach a lesson.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

A large group of Sandifer's relatives and STREET FAMILY embraced one another at a candle light vigil last night in his memory. Many are hoping to put his death behind them and move on.
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[IN Q=HE WASN'T HERE]

((CEE TEE ST. CLAIR/VIGIL ORGANIZER; HE WASN'T HERE REALLY LONG, BUT HE WAS REALLY LOVED. HE WAS A GREAT KID. AS YOU CAN SEE HE WILL BE SORELY MISSED.))
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[VO-NAT]

As for Sandifer's accused killer, 17- year old James Sutphin, the group says it is not seeking revenge, but justice.
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[SOT=20:52:33]
[IN Q=WHATEVER HAPPENS]

((CEE TEE ST. CLAIR/VIGIL ORGANIZER; WHATEVER HAPPENS WITH HIM HAPPENS. IT'S SAD ON HIS FAMILY'S PART TOO, I'M SURE. I HOPE HE CAN LIVE WITH HIMSELF.))
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[OUT Q=WITH HIMSELF.]
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[VO-NAT]

The service was held at the scene where Sandifer was shot this past Saturday, in a parking lot in the 13-hundred block of Jamison Avenue, Southeast.
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[TRIPP]


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


Linda Tripp is answering more grand jury questions today in the probe of an alleged presidential affair and coverup.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Tripp testified for six hours on Tuesday.
Grand jurors want to know how and why Tripp secretly recorded more than 20 hours of phone conversations with Monica Lewinsky.
Tripp may be called back for more questions next week.
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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE][hubbell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-I]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Meantime, Independent counsel Kenneth Starr suffered a blow yesterday when when a federal judge threw out his idictment against Webster Hubbell.
The judge says Starr built his case on evidence that Hubbell had turned over under a grant of limited immunity from prosecution.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( WEBSTER HUBBELL/INDICTMENT DISMISSED;WE ARE JUST VERY VERY GRATEFUL AND HOPEFUL THAT THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF A LONG PROCESS. THE LAST 5-YEARS HAVE BEEN VERY DIFFICULT. ))
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[OUT Q=have been very difficult.]
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[VO-NAT]


Starr says he plans an immediate appeal.
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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE][Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#NET-C]
[GRAPHIC=wipe/wipe/wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Shanghai, China;]

[4:12:29]
From Shanghai, President Clinton commented about the Hubbell decision.
Hubbell is a close family friend.
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(( CLINTON:..I'M PLEASE FOR HIM...THE JUDGE RULED ON THE LAW AND I'M VERY HAPPY FOR HIM. ))
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Guilin;]

[7:16:09]
Later, the president delivered an environmental message in one of China's most beautiful natural areas.
He said the environment must not be sacrificed for economic growth.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You know better]

(( CLINTON;YOU KNOW BETTER THAN I THAT POLLUTED AIR AND WATER ARE THREATENING YOUR REMARKABLE PROGRESS. SMOG HAS CAUSED ENTIRE CHINESE CITIES TO DISAPPEAR FROM SATELLITE PHOTOGRAPHS AND RESPIRATORY ILLNESS IS CHINA'S NUMBER ONE HEALTH PROBLEM. ))
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[OUT Q=NUMBER ONE HEALTH PROBLEM.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hong Kong;]

[7:09:50]
President Clinton is on the final leg of his nine day trip to China.
He is now in Hong Kong, which is marking the one- year anniversary of its return to Chinese rule.
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[E-Blacksburg-Annexation]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-34 2:01:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Annexation negotiations between the town of Blacksburg and Montgomery County are finally finished.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Yesterday-- the town of Blacksburg officially gained 408-acres from the county.
The deal has been in the works for about two years.
For the town-- the annexation is a way to control the zoning and appearance around its southern entrance-way.
The deal also includes perks for the county--
The town has agreed to provide water and sewer services for some unincorporated areas within the county.
Town Manager Ron Secrist says the fact the deal has been in the works for a while has helped make the transition smooth.
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[IN Q=We've ]

((RON SECRIST/BLACKSBURG TOWN MANAGER:WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON SOME SORT OF ARRANGEMENT LIKE THIS, AT OUR MUTUALLY HELD BOUNDARY, FOR WELL OVER TWO YEARS SO IT WASN'T A TREMENDOUS SURPRISE OR SECRET TO ANYONE. ))
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[VO-NAT]


The 408-acres mainly consist of vacant land and businesses although a number of homes were also impacted.
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[E-College-Drinking]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-26 30:52]
[GRAPHIC=College Drinking]


A string of alcohol-related deaths on Virginia's college campuses last year has prompted some fraternities to promise change.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville;]


Six national fraternities made history in Virginia with a pledge to ban alcohol from their houses by the year 2000.

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[SOT t1 11:40:53]
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK EARLEY: TO SIGN THAT PLEDGE, I THINK IS A VERY IMPORTANT STEP. NOT JUST FOR VIRGINIA BUT FOR THE NATION.))
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((KINGSLEY HARROP-WILLIAMS/PHI GAMMA DELTA: IT'S GONNA AFFECT THE HOUSE A LOT I THINK. CAUSE IF YOU'RE IN A FRATERNITY, YOU'RE PROBABLY DEFINITELY GONNA DRINK. YOU'RE DEFINITELY GONNA THROW PARTIES. IT'S ONE OF THE LIKE, MAIN THINGS YOU KNOW?))
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[VO-NAT]


It was part of the final meeting of the Attorney General's task force on campus drinking.
Among the controversial recommendations: delay Greek rush until the second semester, and look into changing federal privacy laws so parents can be notified about their college students' behavior.
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[E-Faison]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-40 1:21:35]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


A national real-estate buyout will affect the ownership of some Roanoke properties, but the change should stop there.

Dallas-based Trammell Crow will pay 39-million dollars for Faison and Associates, one of the largest commercial real-estate agencies in the Southeast.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Faison owns more than 62-million square feet of property.
In Roanoke, that property includes the First Union tower and the area surrounding Valley View mall.
A spokesman for Faison said the deal won't mean any changes to Roanoke.
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[Child-Molest]


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


A Roanoke jury has requested a lengthy sentence for a man convicted of molesting his 11-year-old daughter.
The 40-year-old man could face 8 life- prison terms following yesterday's conviction on 12 felony counts.
His daughter testified during his trial that the sexual abuse started when she was just 5 years old.





[strokeS]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-J]
[GRAPHIC=Medical News]


A new transplant procedure may offer hope to stroke victims.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:31:42]
Doctors at the University of Pittsburgh have injected lab- grown nerve cells into the brain of a woman who suffered a major stroke.
They hope the series of injections will help repair damaged areas of the brain.
This procedure has worked successfully on rats but researchers say there's no guarantee it will work on humans.
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[E-Pay-Raises]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-44]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Virginia Supreme Court will soon hear from state lawmakers who voted to fatten their own paychecks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville;]


Attorney General Mark Earley is asking for the court's guidance, citing confusion over the state constitution.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


The state's highest court will now decide on the legality of the raises.
The state comptroller will hold the checks until a decision can be made.
The pay raises took effect yesterday.
But as criticism mounted, many General Assembly members turned down the 100-dollar a day out-of-session pay increase.
For now, they won't get their bigger office budget checks either.
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[E-Danville-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-31 1:58:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Change is in the political wind for Southside as one city fills its top spot.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;]


Danville got a new mayor yesterday.
Ruby Archie is the first woman to lead the council.
A retired English teacher, Archie says there is much to be done to insure that Danville Public Schools are top notch.
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[SOT 2:04:27-:47]
[IN Q=Let's see as a group]

((RUBY ARCHIE/DANVILLE MAYOR: LET'S SEE AS A GROUP WHAT WE CAN DO TO CONTINUE TO IMPROVE OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD IN ORDER TO BENEFIT ALL SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN AND REALIZE SOME POSITIVE RESULTS WHICH WILL SHOW OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM MEASURING UP TO THE BEST AND NONE BUT THE BEST.))
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[VO-NAT]


Peter Castiglione (CASS-TIGG-LEE-O-NEE) was elected Vice-Mayor.
He and Archie will each serve two-year terms.
Three new council members took the oath of office.
Their four-year terms began yesterday.
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[E-Salem-Delegate]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-43]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Although he's only about six months into his third term in office, Salem delegate Morgan Griffith has already begun his fundraising for next year's re-election bid.
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[IN Q=UNFORTUNATELY IN]

((MORGAN GRIFFITH/SALEM DELEGATE; UNFORTUNATELY IN POLITICS, IT'S GOTTEN QUITE EXPENSIVE TO RUN FOR OFFICE. OUR MARKET IS ONE OF THE MORE EXPENSIVE. NOT AS EXPENSIVE AS WASHINGTON, D.C., BUT IN WESTERN VIRGINIA, CERTAINLY THE MOST EXPENSIVE MARKET TO RUN IN. SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT I HAVE SUFFICIENT FUNDS TO GET THE MESSAGE OUT NEXT YEAR WHEN THE TIME COMES FOR AN ELECTION.))
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Griffith says he has several reform issues he wants to work on, including how judges are elected. One of his endorsers, the Republican party's top man, has claimed his first six months in office a success. Governor Gilmore wants to keep the snowball rolling.
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[IN Q=IN THE NEAR]

((JIM GILMORE/GOVERNOR; IN THE NEAR FUTURE, WE'LL BE CONTINUING TO EMPHASIZE THE RISE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THIS STATE, WHICH CREATES MORE JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE FUTURE.))
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[OUT Q=IN THE FUTURE.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Gilmore calls Griffith a "terrific floor leader, a visionary in terms for his community and how to support it."[Cubs]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-17]
[GRAPHIC=MLB Logo]


Rookie phenom Kerry Wood wowed fans again yesterday, pitching a three-hitter at Wrigley Field.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/WGN; :]


A couple of boats on Lake Michigan.
With the score tied at 1 to 1 in the bottom of the third Sammy Sosa sends this shot to the wall in centerfield scoring Micky Morandini rounds the bases to score and the Cubs took a 2 to 1 lead.
Wood gave up two runs on three hits and he struck
[SUPER=37-Chicago/6/Arizona/4/;]

out 13 in the 6 to 4 Chicago win.
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