[HEADLINES]

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A jetliner crash lands in Little Rock leaving passengers dead and injured.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a state police crackdown on big rigs traveling through Virginia.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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News 7 at noon is next.

[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=Mel]
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A crash landing in Little Rock, leaves numerous people dead an injured.
Once source says officials put the number of fatalities at nine.
The American Airlines jet had 145 on board when it landed during a storm, skidded off a rain-slick runway, broke apart and burst into flames.
At least 80 were rushed to nearby hospitals.
Cathy Moss joins us now from near the crash site with an update.
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[SUPER=01-Jim Hall/NTSB Chairman;]
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(((LOCATOR: LITTLE ROCK, AR) WHAT'S LEFT OF THE AMERICAN AIRLINES..SUPER MD-80..SITS IN PIECES ON THE EDGE OF THE ARKANSAS RIVER.
ORGINATING IN DALLAS... FLIGHT 1420 TRIED TO LAND LAST NIGHT IN A STORM...BUT SKIDDED OFF THE RUNWAY AND BURST INTO FLAMES WITH 145 PASSENGERS AND CREW MEMBERS ON BOARD.
SOT: STEVE SIMMONS/PASSENGER

"I THOUGHT LORD I'M COMING HOME AND THEN AFTER WE HIT THE FIRST TIME AND I WASN'T DEAD I THOUGHT, WELL MAYBE HE'S GOING TO SPARE LIVES."
(NATZ OF REUNION)

THESE ARE THE FORTUNATE...RE-UNITED WITH FAMILY MEMBERS AFTER THE TERRIFYING CRASH THAT SPILT THE PLANE IN HALF AND SENT AT LEAST 80 PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL. VOICE OF PASSENGER: PHYLLIS CARRUTH "THERE WAS A FIREBALL COMING FROM BEHIND ME AND ALL I COULD THINK WAS I NEED TO GET OUT OF HERE AND I COULDN'T GET OUT OF MY SEATBELT." NOT EVERYONE COULD FIND THEIR LOVED ONES.
SOT OF FAMILY MEMBER: NAME UNAVAILABLE

"I HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON, THESE PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT, I NEED SOME NAMES." NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD OFFICIALS ARE ON THE SCENE AND HAVE ALREADY BEGUN THEIR INVESTIGATION.
SOT: JIM HALL/CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD

"WEATHER IS CERTAINLY GOING TO BE A FACTOR, BUT WE HAVE LEARNED IN COUNTLESS ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS AND YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT ALL ASPECTS OF THE INVESTIGATION AND NOT JUMP TO ANY CONCLUSIONS."))


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[Truck-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Mealnie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#99-19 TC23:07]
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You've heard of the speeding crackdown on Interstate 81-- today state troopers are focusing on truck safety with stepped up inspections in our area.
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Joe Dashiell is at the Interstate 81 weigh station this afternoon with a look at their efforts.
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(Rollcue:attention on truck safety.)
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[Double Boxes=JoeD and Melanie/Microwave]
(QUESTION: Do you have any idea on how many trucks they're likely to inspect?)


[Car-Haulers]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
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All-night negotiations between the teamsters union and the companies that carry new cars to dealships have produced results.
The two sides reached a tentative agreement this morning that will avert a strike.
Union members threatened to walk off the job at midnight tonight if an agreement wasn't reached.
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That could have meant big trouble for local car lots.
For automobile dealers this is prime time... balmy temperatures, early evening sunlight and shiny chrome give people new car fever.
The rest of the year, Shelor Automotive has about a 60 to 90 day supply on hand... but right now, more cars are rolling off the lot.
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((LARRY SHELOR/SHELOR AUTOMOTIVE; THIS TIME OF YEAR WE'RE DOWN TO 30 DAYS, SOME OF OUR CAR LINES IN THE TOYOTA SECTION FOR INSTANCE ARE RUNNING LIKE TEN TO 15 DAYS SUPPLY (09) WE COUNT ON THE TRUCKS COMING IN ON A PRETTY REGULAR BASIS.
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Dealers say they could still get cars that are in transit.
But they say if there was a strike, manufacturers would have no way to get new cars to the railyards.
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[KOSOVO]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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DIplomats are meeting in Germany putting together a peace plan for Kosovo.
The Russian and European envoys will then head to Belgrade to present the plan to President Milosevic... leaving the next move up to him.
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[VO-NAT]

[4:0053]
One Russian official says that tactical differences centered on the coordination of a halt to NATO's bombing with the withdrawl of Serb forces from Kosovo.
There were also differences on the arrival of an international peace force in Kosovo.
So far Milosevic has refused two of the conditions of the deal,--removing serbian troops from kosovo and allowing any involvement by nato in a peace-keeping force there..
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(( SECRETARY MADELIENE ALBRIGHT/US SECY OF STATE - 13:35:04 - THAT'S NOT ENOUGH, JUST SAYING THE G-8 PRINCIPLES AND THAT'S NOT ENOUGH BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE NATO FIVE CONDITIONS.))
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[VO-NAT]
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Meantime, NATO is lauching more air strikes against Yugoslavia.
A top serb official accuses nato of trying to "torpedo" any chances for peace.
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[South-Africa]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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South African's today are picking a new President.
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It's only the second democratic election since the end of white rule in 19-94.
Retiring President Nelson Mandela cast his ballot today.
He's endorsing his debuty Thabo Mbeki (TAH'-boh um-BEH'-kee) to be his successor.
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[7:15;25-30]
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Mbeki (um-BEH'-kee) is expected to win by a landslide, and Mandela's African National Congress is expected to remain in power for another five years.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Danville police say they're moving forward in the investigation of a Memorial Day murder.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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And the stars rally around Michael Jackson's son who may be fighting for his life in a New York hospital.
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[Talent=Patrick]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro] [music up full] [comm1]

[Jackson's-son]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
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There are conflicting reports this afternoon about the health of the son of superstar Michael Jackson.
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[SUPER=@File;]

[7:24:46]
A spokesman for the entertainer says two year old Prince Jackson has been unconscious since Friday when he suffered a seizure caused by a viral infection.
He says the next 24 hours will be critical.
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[wide shot of concert] [8:06:56]
Jackson canceled a performance in Italy to be with his son at a New York hospital.
Another performer at the conert, Louciano Pavarotti asked his fans to pray for Jackson's son.
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But in an interview with a Los Angeles T-V station Jackson's wife Debbie Rowe Jackson, denied Pavarotti's claim that her son was near death and said he was hospitalized but would be fine.
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[E-Radford-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-12 1:35:30]
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A grand jury is expected to decide if charges will be filed against the Radford woman involved in a weekend accident that killed two young girls.
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[VO-NAT]


13-year old Leslie Ann Cole and 12-year old Eden Hall died late Saturday night when they were thrown from the pickup they were riding in.
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45-year old Terry Cabell (Cuh-Bell) was behind the wheel of the pickup.
She reportedly lost control and swerved into the path of a Ford van.
Cabell, whois the mother of Leslie Cole, was injured.
Both girls attended Radford's John N- Dalton Intermediate school.
Yesterday, classmates and teachers reacted to news of the tragedy.
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((KELLY MAURO/SCIENCE TEACHER:THEY SAT AT THE SAME TABLE AND THEY WERE REALLY GOOD FRIENDS, THEY WORKED TOGETHER AND WORKED IN GROUPS TOGETHER, THEY WERE REAL GOOD FRIENDS, GOOD STUDENTS. ))
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Cabell told police both girls were riding in the cab of the truck.
But investigators are waiting on the medical examiners office to confirm that information.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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They are also trying to determine if Cabell had been drinking.
A bottle of alcohol was found in the truck.

[E-Danville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
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Still no suspects in a Memorial Day murder in Danville.
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Police say they're following leads in the shooting of 24-year-old Fabian Wimbush on this Danville street.
Neighbors have placed a marker near the spot where Wimbush was shot down Monday morning.
Witnesses say that shortly before the shooting, Wimbush was seen arguing with someone outside a Worsham Street convenience store.
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[AEP-Meetings]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
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Supporters and opponents of the latest route for a proposed high-voltage power line will have their chance to speak out.
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[TAKE PINNACLE PAGE #1005]


The State Corporation Commission has scheduled public hearings for counties affected by the Jacksons Ferry power line route.
The first hearing is in Bland County on July 13th.
Then, Pulaski County on the 15th.
[TAKE NEXT PINNACLE PAGE #1006]


The third is in Tazewell County on July 20th.
And the fourth is in Max Meadows on the 22nd.
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There will be two hearings on each of those dates... at one in the afternoon and at 7 in the evening.
If you want to speak, you should show up early. [Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


All it took was one pull of the lever--
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An Illinois man is a lot richer today after winning the world's second largest slot machine jackpot.
We'll tell you how much he takes home, when News-7 at Noon.
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[E-Reading]


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With concern for recent test scores, the Roanoke City Schools are working to improve students' reading skills. This summer, the Roanoke Bar Association will be joining other volunteers in the classroom.
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About fifty lawyers, paralegals and secretaries have signed up... Teams will visit schools each week during summer school to help teachers reinforce reading skills.
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((IT'S LARGE , BUT IT'S MANAGEABLE, ESPECIALLY IN THE SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM AND IF EVERYBODY AGREES IT'S A SUCCESS AS WE HOPE IT WILL BE, THEN WE HOPE TO EXPAND IT INTO NEXT FALL AND SCHOOL YEAR.))
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The group has purchased more than 400 books for students, and they expect "the Barrister Book Buddies" will return to city classrooms in the fall.

[slot-jackpot]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
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A Las Vegas slot machine has made an Illinois man a multi-millionaire.
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[7:22:46]
The 49 year man put a ten dollar bill in a slot machine at Caesar Palace and after one pull on the lever, became 21 million dollars richer.
It's the second largest slot jackpot EVER in Las Vegas.
The world record is 27 million.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 121 points.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Coming up in sports...
Championship week for the Virginia State High School league is underway...
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and it was a big night for Blacksburg's soccer teams.
The highlights are still ahead.
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[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
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[TAPE#=SP-39]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA D-3]
North Carolina Wesleyan shut out Minnesota's St. Thomas University one to nothing last night in the NCAA Division t

hree baseball championship at Salem Memorial Stadium.
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It would be a defensive battle. Watch North Carolina's Wesleyan's Andy Jones get robbed by third baseman Ryan Hartung who was playing in close on the play and makes the nice stab on the liner.
[SUPER=34-N.C. Wesleyan/1/St. Thomas/0;]\


N.C. Wesleyan would get one run. On to the bottom of the ninth, St. Thomas had the bases loaded with one out, but Brad Bonine hits into a double play and the Battling Bishops bench clears as the celebration erupts on the field after the 1-nothing national championship win.
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((CHARLIE LONG/N.C. WESLEYAN BASEBALL COACH:))
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[S-Danville]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Virginia High School state championships are underway all across the state this week.
Yesterdays quarterfinal matchup between Danville and Dinwiddie left one team ready to hit the road one more time.


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[SUPER=03-Danville/Dinwiddie vs. GW Danville; :00]


The GW faithful turned out last night to help bring home a victory to southside at Dan Daniel Park.
We pick up the highlights in the first with Dinwiddie's Victor Slade placing the bunt down the first base line. He's out on the unassisted play at first, but Lamont Jordan is able to score thanks to the GW throwing error to second and it's one to nothing Dinwiddie.
The Eagles defense woudl settle down and Justin Tubb makes the diving catch in right field to end the inning and set down the Generals.
GW would get on board in it's half of the first frame as Whitt Farr hits a single to left field that scores Chris Bowers. It's all tied up at 1 a piece.
Things would tighten up on both sides after that as Danville's Nick Haynes hits a single to right field. The runner is gonna try to score on the play, but he's throw
[super=34-Dinwiddie/4/G.W. Danville/5;]

out at the plate as Haynes, himself just beats the throw to second.
Danville wins it 5-to-4.
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[S-VHSL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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In other quarterfinal action last night, in Group Two a Soccer Jefferson Forest beat Marion 3-to-nothing.
In Group A softball - Glenvar advances with a 7-to-1 win over Appalachia. Hallie East tossed a complete game.
In Group Two A softball - Lindsey Torrence tossed a 4 hitter as Rustburg beat Patrick Co. 1-to-0. Northside was upset by Va. High losing 4-to-3 in 10.
In Group Two-A baseball, Lebanon ended Brookville's season with a 9-to-2 win.
And in Group A baseball Glenvar topped JJ Kelly 6-to-3.




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[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-35 1:14:25]
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THe ladies of Blacksburg High started their doubleheader off on a winning track yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Scarlett Hurricane vs. Indians;]


Blacksburg took a two to nothing lead into half time, in the second period, Erin Bixler makes the pass to Susan Winfrey, Winfrey fires to the far post to increase the advantage.
The Indians keep pounding Marion as Hanna Wakley feeds Ayla Gustafson who powers this shot past the Scarlett Hurricane's net minder.
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Then Hanna Wakley gets a goal of her own and Blacksburg girls soccer advances in the quarterfinals with the six to nothing win.
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[S-Blacksburg]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dal]
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The Blacksburg Indians head to another state Group Two-A soccer Championship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Cavaliers vs. Indians; ]


Shelley Blumenthal's has now played 42 games without a loss after blanking Carroll County last night.
The Indians fired shot after shot and finally late in the first half Ben Price finds the back of the net to give Blacksburg all it would need to win the quarterfinal game.
Carroll County played gallantly on defense, Keeper George Dudzinski blocked many a Indian shot to keep the Cavaliers in the game.
[super=34-Carroll Co./0/Blacksburg/3;]


But here's why the Indians are so good. Travis Hunnings with the centering header to Dustin Bond for the header in the net. Blacksburg wins 3-to-nothing.
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[S-Levy]


[ANCHOR=PAtrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-40]
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Prostate cancer survivor, Marv Levy - the former Bills' coach -spent yesterday in Lynchburg urging other men to undergo regular prostate examinations.
[graphic=BRUCE SMITH]


Levy took time out to talk to us about one of the players who hepled get him to four straight super bowls - Bruce Smith.
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