[E-Mill-Mountain]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ach]
[TAPE#=98-49 44:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Mothers Against Drunk Driving wants the Roanoke Valley to see red atop Mill Mountain when alcohol or drugs cause deadly accidents.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Last night, MADD rallied at the star to collect signatures for a petition to change the star back to a symbol of awareness.
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[SOT 19.10.50]
[IN Q= What more perfect]

((TOM ALTMAN/MADD: YOUNGER CHILDREN ASK WHY IS THE STAR RED AND IT GIVES THE PARENTS THE CHANCE TO EXPLAIN THAT SOMEONE WAS IRRESPONSIBLE AND DROVE WHILE THEY WERE INTOXICATED AND CAUSED A TRAGEDY. AND THE STAR BECAUSE OF ITS SIZE AND HEIGHT IT JUST MAKES A WONDERFUL AWARENESS TOOL.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Altman/MADD]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=wonderful awareness tool.]
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[VO-NAT]


Two years ago Roanoke City council decided to turn the star red after a drug or alcohol related fatality.
Last month, at the urging of the Mill Mountain Advisory Committee, Council ended the program.
MADD needs about five-thousand signatures for council to reconsider its decision.
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[S-Stewart]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-45 TC50:52]
[GRAPHIC=Kenneth Stewart]


The planned execution of a Bedford County man is still on after a Federal Appeals Court rejected his appeal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/May, 1992]


Kenneth Stewart came close to being executed a couple of years ago for the murder of his wife Cynthia and his six-month-old son.
He won a stay so he could pursue more appeals, focusing on psychiatric testimony and jury instructions.
But in an opinion made public yesterday, the Fourth Circuit said Stewart has failed to come up with any new evidence regarding his mental state at the time of the murders.
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[COURT-MARTIAL]


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


A Marine General has ordered that two aviators be court-martialed in connection with an Italian cable car accident.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


The military jet sliced through a ski gondola cable, killing 20 people.
Lieutenant General Peter Pace says Captain Richard Ashby and Captain Joseph Schweitzer will be tried for involuntary manslaughter and negligent homicide.
Pace dismissed charges against the jet's two back-seat crew members.
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[simpson]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-E]
[GRAPHIC=OJ Simpson;]


O-J Simpson isn't finished fighting.
A Los Angeles newspaper reports Simpson is appealing the multi-million dollar civil suit reached against him in the wrongful deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
Simpson called the 33-million dollar judgment excessive.
Fred Goldman reacted to the news in a radio interview.
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[SOT]

[7:00:48]
[IN Q=]

(( GOLDMAN;YOU KNOW THIS IS PROOF POSITIVE THAT THIS MONSTER DOESN'T WANT TO BE PUNISHED FOR HIS ACTIONS, HE'S NEER BEEN PUNISHED FOR HIS VIOLENT BEHAVIOR, YET TO BE PUNISHED FOR MURDERING TWO PEOPLE. ))
[SUPER=02-Fred Goldman/Victim's Father;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=FOR MURDERING TWO PEOPLE.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=sIMPSON]


Lawyers for Simpson argue that the jury's award to the victims' families was influenced by "passion and prejudice."



[clinton-unknowns]


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


More than 26 years after he was shot down in Vietnam, Air Force pilot Michael Blassie is finally going home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


He's being flown home today to Missouri where he will be buried tomorrow.
Blassie is the soldier whose remains were buried in the Tomb of the Unknowns.
[SUPER=03-Andrews AFB, FL;]


Meantime another Vietnam veteran receives the Medal of Honor today.
President Clinton, back from a trip to Florida, will award the military's highest honor to Robert Ingram.
Ingram suffered a bullet through the head but still came to the aid of fallen soldiers.
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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]

[Montpelier]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#net-J]
[GRAPHIC=wIPE/WIPE/WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Orange Co.;]


Hillary Clinton paid a visit yesterday to the home of Dolly and James Madison.
She announced a 16 million dollar program to restore the fourth president's estate to national prominence.
The 27- hundred- and- 50- acre Orange County estate has never enjoyed the same status as Mount Vernon and Monticello, the homes of Madison contemporaries George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
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[SOT]

[tape two 3:13;09]
[IN Q=]

(( HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON: DOLLY MADISON UNDERSTOOD VERY WELL THE IMPORTANCE OF HISTORY. WHETHER IT WAS SAVING THAT PORTRAIT OR TRANSCRIBING HER HUSBAND'S LETTERS AND ESSAYS WHEN HE WAS STRICKEN WITH RHEUMATISM. SHE UNDERSTOOD HOW SIGNIFICANT IT WOULD BE TO FUTURE GENERATIONS LIKE OURS TO KNOW WHAT THE FOUNDERS THOUGHT, THE DEBATES THEY HAD, THE ARGUMENTS AND DISCUSSIONS THAT LED TO OUR FOUNDING IDEALS.))
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=to our founding ideals.]
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[VO-NAT]


TV pioneer Norman Lear also gave a million dollars to preserve the papers of the founding fathers.
It was the unofficial kickoff for President Clinton's "Save America's Treasures" campaign.
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[N-Ireland]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-L]
[GRAPHIC=None]


British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Protestant leaders have failed to find a compromise that will bring the violent stand-off in northern Ireland to an end.
At issue: a demand by hardline protestants to march through a hostile Catholic neighborhood.
Kimberly Dozier has the latest on the deepening crisis threatening to return the province to its bloody past.
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[SOT]

[7:08:35]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Portadown, N. Ireland; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kimberly Dozier/Reporting; :58]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, London.]



[Photog-Shot]


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


A TV photographer had to make a trip to the hospital Wednesday night after he was shot on the job.
The videographer for the show "Cops" suffered only minor injuries when a shotgun accidentally discharged in the hands of a Chesapeake police officer.
Several pellets struck the pavement and ricocheted into the cameraman's legs.
The officer was responding to a call of gunfire when he pulled the gun out of a car trunk.




[E-Bedford-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-50 31:08]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Bedford County's school superintendent has several new goals he wants to achieve.
And he made those goals public last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Doctor James Blevins left Nottoway County to replace John Kent as the head of the ten- thousand student Bedford school system.
Blevins says he wants to re-open the lines of communication between students, parents and teachers.
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[SOT 3:09:45]
[IN Q=The most important]

((JAMES BLEVINS/BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THE MOST IMPORTANT COMMODITY THAT WE'RE DEALING WITH IN BEDFORD COUNTY, THE MOST IMPORTANT RESOURCE IS THE YOUNG PEOPLE. AND WE HAVE TO STRENGTHEN THOSE GOALS AND THE PEOPLE OF THE COMMUNITY HAS TO BELIEVE THAT WE'RE DOING WHAT'S BEST FOR THE STUDENTS AND THAT OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IS SOUND.))
[SUPER=01-James Blevins/Bedford Co. Superintendent; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=system is sound.]
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[VO-NAT]


Blevins' appearance last night marked his first official meeting with the school board.
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[E-Express-Mart]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-40 1:34:44]
[GRAPHIC=Business news]


Express Marts will have a new owner -- but few changes are expected for the convenience store chain.
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[VO-NAT]


The new owner of the 21 Southside stores is Fas Mart of Richmond.
The buyout is expected to close August 17th-- but the terms of the deal aren't being released.
Fas Mart already has 67-stores-- the acquisition will bring that number to 88.
Express Mart was NOT planning to sell until it was aggressively approached by Fas-Mart.
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[SOT 44:51:-01]
[IN Q=The first thing we needed]

((DON GIBSON/EXPRESS MART EXECUTIVE VP: THE FIRST THING WE NEEDED TO DO WAS LOOK AT IT FROM AN EMPLOYEE STANDPOINT. AND IT WAS A REAL GOOD MATCH. THE COMPANIES ARE VERY SIMILAR. THERE WAS A PLACE FOR ALL THE EMPLOYEES AND IT MADE A LOT OF SENSE.))
[SUPER=01-Don Gibson/Express Mart Executive VP;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=a lot of sense.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gibson says there will be little change in store operations.
He says customers should only notice a name change.
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[Patricia-Cornwell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET-I; from 98-51]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Lynchburg readers lined up in big numbers to catch a glimpse of best-selling novelist Patricia Cornwell.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Cornwell, who has authored 10 mystery novels, made her way to the Hill City last night to sign copies of her new release "Point of Origin".
By the time Cornwell showed up, the line of fans stretched the entire length of the River Ridge Mall.
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[SOT 7:18:20]
[IN Q=How long are]
[SUPER=07-Hope Trachtenberg-Fifer; :]

((Reporter: How long are you willing to wait? HOPE TRACHTENBERG- FIFER: UNTIL I HAVE TO GO TO THE BATHROOM VERY, VERY, VERY BADLY.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=very very badly.]
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[vo-nat]
Cornwell says her fans' efforts do not go unnoticed.
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[SOT 7:11:19]
[IN Q=It's amazing to]
[SUPER=01-Patricia Cornwell/Novelist;]

((PATRICIA CORNWELL/NOVELIST: IT'S AMAZING TO ME THAT SO MANY PEOPLE WILL COME OUT AND STAND IN LINE TO SEE ME. I'M SO APPRECIATIVE OF IT AND I ALWAYS THINK I BETTER WORK REAL HARD TO KEEP WRITING GOOD BOOKS OR THEY'LL BE REAL MAD AT ME.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=mad at me.]
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[vo-nat]
There were no angry faces in last night's crowd, but Cornwell's appearance probably made for some tired eyes at work this morning.
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[GLOBAL-POPULATION]


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


The United Nations says the global population should break the milestone six-billion mark within a year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


The announcement comes from the United Nations Population Fund, as more than 100 countries prepare to mark World Population Day tomorrow.
According to the Rockefeller Foundation three babies are born every second, adding 81 million people, or the equivalent of a new Brazil, every two years.
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[Medical-Exchange]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=NET-C;]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A recent trip to the East introduced some doctors in the star city to techniques they say will help their patients.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]


A Roanoke acupuncturist is crosstraining with Chinese doctors to bring a little traditional medicine into his modern practice. Dr. Michael Becker and a delegation of Virginia and California chiropractors just spent two weeks in China learning how the ancient science is performed there.
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[SOT ub 11 56 42]
[IN Q=It's like an exchange]

((DR. MICHAEL BECKER/PHYSCIAN ACUPUNCTURIST:IT'S LIKE AN EXCHANGE PROGRAM. THIS ESSENTIALLY HAS THE BEGINNINGS OF BEING AN EXCHANGE PROGRAM BETWEEN EAST AND WEST AND THAT'S HOW IS WAS DEVELOPED.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Michael Becker/Physical Acupuncturist; ]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=was developed]
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And while the Western adaptation of acupuncture is enough to put some Americans on pins and needles, just listen to Becker's description of an Eastern technique, called "smoking needles":
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[SOT ub 11 58 13]
[IN Q=That's moxibustion]

((DR. MICHAEL BECKER/PHYSCIAN ACUPUNCTURIST:THAT'S MOXIBUSTION AND THAT'S USED TO INTENSIFY THE TREATMENT OF THE NEEDLE AND WHAT THEY DO IT TAKE AND HERB AND ROLL IT UP AND INSERT IT ON THE NEEDLE AND LIGHT IT. I NEVER DID LEARN HOW TO PROPERLY ROLL THE MOXA SO IT WOULDN'T FALL APART WHEN WE PUT IT ON THE NEEDLE.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Michael Becker/Physical Acupuncturist; ]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=the needle]
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[VO-NAT]

The learning worked both ways. Becker says after one of the American doctors helped ease a Chinese colleague's back pain, a group of Chinese doctors lined up for Western-style treatment.
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[E-Stonewall-Hospital]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-48 30:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]


One building in Lexington played a key role in the city's history -- now several people are working to make sure it's story isn't forgotten.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


It's now a museum, but about 90 years ago, Stonewall Hospital first opened its doors to serve local residents.
It was one of the few operations of its kind run mainly by women.
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[SOT 17.01.46 - 17.02.07]
[IN Q=The administrator of]

((PROF. TED DELANEY: THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THIS HOSPITAL WAS A WOMAN FOR MOST OF THE YEARS. THE TREASURER WAS A WOMAN WHO MADE ALL THE FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS AND MOST OF THE STAFF WAS FEMALE--THE X-RAY TECHNICIAN, THE LAB TECHNICIAN, ETC. SO, THE IMPORTANCE OF WOMEN IN THIS IS REALLY VERY PROFOUND.))
[SUPER=01-Prof. Ted Delaney/Washington and Lee Univ.]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=really, very profound.]
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[VO-NAT]


The hospital closed in 19-53.
Delaney and others at the Stonewall Museum have been gathering old pictures and records from the hospital's past.


Delaney plans to write an article.
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[Senior]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=bag]
[TAPE#=sp-21 737tc]
[GRAPHIC=senior tour]


Don't think that a decision not to keep his majors streak alive will keep Jack Nicklaus off the links.
He's close behind Hale Irwin and John Jacobs, who both fired a six-under par 66 yesterday to lead the Senior Players Championship in Dearborn, Michigan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dearborn, MI/ESPN; :00]


Jacobs beat Irwin by one shot in a tournament last month, and he'll need that confidence to compete with Irwin- who has placed in the top 10 in all 11 events he has played this season. Watch this shot, and you'll see why.
In his first round after announcing the end of his consecutive major stretch, Jack Nicklaus fired his way into contention yesterday with a five under round of 67 on the course he designed.
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[YMCA-member]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ach]
[TAPE#=98-39; TC 1:38:47]
[GRAPHIC=YMCA]


He's 93 years old and one Roanoke man is still breaking records.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Wallace "Rip" Bishop is the longest continuing member of the YMCA in the nation. He joined the "Y" in 1910 at the age of six. And for the past 88 years, Bishop has been a faithful member. He recalls going to the "Y" when it was located on Church Avenue and 2nd street.
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[SOT 10.05.25]
[IN Q= Well they didn't]

((WALLACE 'RIP' BISHOP/YMCA MEMBER: WELL THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE THINGS TO WORK WITH LIKE THEY HAVE KNOW. THEY NEVER HEARD OF THE TREAD MILL AND ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT AND THEY DIDN'T HEAT THE WATER IT AS ICE COLD. SO WHEN YOU GOT IN YOU WOULD HAVE TO MOVE AROUND VERY FAST JUST TO KEEP WARM. ))
[SUPER=01-Wallace "Rip" Bishop/YMCA member]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q= to keep warm.]
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[VO-NAT]


His workout usually includes swimming a couple of laps. To date he has racked up over 5-hundred miles in the pool and he is still adding more miles every day. Many at the pool say he is an inspiration to all. (------------)