[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The air war over Serbia could be over in 72 hours-- but many refugees are skeptical that they'll ever return home again.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Hillary Clinton is officially a step closer to a run for the Senate.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Peace Plan]


The air raids over Yugoslavia have been going on for 72 days and it could all be over in 72 hours.
NATO says it's hoping to seize the momentum for peace in Kosovo in the next three days.
The alliance's military commanders are making plans to send peacekeping troops into Kosovo, as soon as it's apparent the Serb Army is pulling out.
But for the refugees and the White House the attitude is, we'll believe it when we see it.
Lisa Hughes reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Kukes, Albania;]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Endres/Refugee Team Leader;]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Shea/NATO Spokesman;]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=cbs news Washington.]

((Super: Kukes, Albania
(nats_refugees 6am lightnet)

Refugees just learning about the peace agreement are not reacting with unanimous joy. Many are skeptical President Milosevic will keep hisword. Life outside a refugee camp still seems a distant concept.
(Super: Daniel Endres/Refugee Team Leader

IF THE REFUGEES DON'T BELIEVE IN AN AGREEMENT THEN THEY WOULD PROBABLY STAY HERE) Allied leaders don't trust Milosevic either. At a political gathering this morning, President Clinton insisted Americans should thankful the conflict may be ending but cautious in their optimism.
(10:17:17 President Clinton_I HAVE DEALT WITH MR. MILOSEVIC FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS. AND THE ONLY PROMISE HE'S EVER KEPT

WAS IN BOSNIA WHERE WE HAD A FORCE) The President also says a peacekeeping force in Kosovo will be under a unified command. Russia has suggested there be two forces_one with NATO at its core, the other run by Russia. The allies have rejected that. NATO spokesman, Jamie Shea announced the next step will come tomorrow when allied commanders meet with Yugoslav officers to discuss the specifics of a Serb withdrawl. From there, peacekeepers would prepare to move into Kosovo within just a matter of days. (Super: Jamie Shea/NATO Spokesman NATO can now begin to turn its attention away from winning the conflict in the air by establishing peace on the ground)

(HUGHES STANDUP CLOSE)))


[Hillary-Senate]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hillary Clinton]


First lady Hillary Clinton appears to be getting serious about a possible run for Congress.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Today she said she planned to form an exploratory committee next month to prepare for a possible Senate campaign in New York.
If she decides to run, she would be the only sitting first lady to run for public office.
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[plane-crash]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=MD-80 Crash]


Federal Investigators today will try to interview the co-pilot of the American Airlines jet that crash landed Tuesday in Little Rock.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR;]


The plane's data recorder reveals there were mechanical problems during the landing.
The pilot was also warned twice about dangerous wind shear.
The pilot was among the nine victims of the crash.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((GEORGE BLACK, NTSB: "THIS LITTLE SYMBOL RIGHT HERE IS THE AIRPORT. AND THIS IS A VERY INTENSE CELL RIGHT HERE, WHAT WAS TERMED AS A LEVEL SIX THUNDERSTORM..."))
[SUPER=02-George Black/NTSB;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=as a level six extreme thunderstorm.]
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[VO-NAT]


Wreckage of the plane will begin to be removed tomorrow as the investigation relocates to Washington, DCTERMS.
Also tomorrow, relatives of the victims will be taken to the crash site.
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[water-conservation]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Water Supply]


In a month, Roanoke residents could face mandatory water restrictions
Next week, Roanoke's Water Resources Committee will recommend a conservation plan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


In the meantime, the city is cutting back on its own water consumption.
The city has stopped flush testing of fire hydrants, and washing public vehicles.
Decorative fountains have been shut off, and the city says it will not irrigate turf areas unless water can be drawn from the Roanoke River.
Utilities Director Kit Kiser believes citizens have already been heeding the call for conservation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=our consumption]

((KIT KISER/UTILITIES DIRECTOR: OUR CONSUMPTION IS HIGHER THAN IT WAS LAST YEAR, BUT IT'S DOWN A LITTLE BIT THAN WHEN WE FIRST STARTED. AND I NOTICE FROM JUST DRIVING AROUND THE CITY PARTICULARLY, I'M SEEING LESS AND LESS PEOPLE SPRINKLING. THANK GOODNESS I'M SEEING LESS OF OUR CORPORATE CITIZENS SPRINKLING.))
[SUPER=01-Kit Kiser/Utilities Director; ]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=corporate citizens sprinkling]
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[VO-NAT]


The city DOES plan to open the two public swimming pools.
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[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


It's been ten years since Chinese tanks rolled through Tianneman Square-- but it's a remarkably different scene today.
That's the next story on News-7 at Noon.
(--------------)
[VO-NAT ]


And we'll find out why this mural is dividing Richmond residents along racial lines.
First let's talk to Patrick Evans about our weekend forecast.
(---------------)
[Talent=Patrick]

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

[China]


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


It was a decade ago today that Chinese Army troops stormed Tiananmen Square, crushing a student led pro- democracy movement.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beijing, China/June 4, 1989;]


Tens of thousands of troops, supported by tanks and armored car personnel carriers, swept in Tianamen and pummelled the mass demonstration.
No one is sure how many people were killed in the nightime assault, but the number may be in the thousands.
In today's China, students appear to want dollars, not democray, but that doesn't stop some Chinese dissidents from trying to keep the spirit of Tiananmen alive.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

(( WILL THERE BE ANOTHER TIANANMEN SQUARE MOVEMENT? IF THE DICTATORS DON'T CHANGE THEIR BASIC PRINCIPLES, EVEN GRADUALLY, I THINK THERE WILL BE ANOTHER TIANANMEN SQUAREMOVEMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Jiang Quisheng/Chinese Dissident;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=Tiananmen square movement.]
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[VO-NAT]


This Chinese dissident was arrested shortly after talking to a C-B-S news correspondent.
While the interview has not been cited as the reason for his arrest, it could be used against him.
(------------)



[Chinese-crime]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Members of the Chinese Community are voicing concerns to the Roanoke Police Department about the increase in crime in their communities and businesses.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


One restaurant-- China Lite on Melrose Avenue-- was robbed three times in less than two weeks.
Dozens of people turned out to make their concerns known.
Many say that they want more police patrols.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:40:36]
[IN Q=If we can see them more]

((FENG CHEN/RESTAURANT OWNER:IF WE CAN SEE THEM MORE FREQUENTLY...MORE OFTEN..MAYBE THE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO ROB...THEY WILL FEEL UNSAFE BECAUSE POLICE ARE NEARBY ALL THE TIME AND DRIVING AROUND))
[SUPER=01-Feng Chen/Restaurant Owner]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=driving around]
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[VO-NAT]


And the Vietnamese Community...which accounts for approximately 2 percent of Roanoke's population...is experiencing the same problem.
The Roanoke Police department is now in the process of hiring a Vietnamese staff person to help with communication barriers and build community trust.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:21:14]
[IN Q=We're in]

((LT. RICK ARRINGTON/ROANOKE POLICE DEPARTMENT: WE'RE IN THE REVIEW PROCESS NOW OF THE APPLICATION BUT THAT WILL BE A NON SWORN POSITION..BUT AFTER YEAR WE'RE HOPING THAT THEY WILL BECOME A SWORN OFFICER))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Rick Arrington/Roanoke Police Deptartment]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=sworn officer]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


The Police Department will also be implementing cultural sensitivity training.

[E-Lee-Mural]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-20 23:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A portrait Confederate General Robert E. Lee won't be among the two dozen murals on Richmond's massive new riverfront development project when it opens later today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Richmond City Council member (SAWD EL-AH-meen) Sa'ad El-Amin compared Lee to Adolph Hitler, --and urged fellow black residents to boycott the new Canal Walk unless Lee's face was removed from among 29 murals of historic figures.
In a rally yesterday at the Lee Statue in Richmond, The Sons of Confederate Veterans reacted swiftly.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:58:54]
[IN Q=If you]

((ROBERT BARBOUR/SONS OF CONFED. VETERANS: IF YOU TRY TO ERASE OUR HISTORY A LITTLE AT A TIME, THERE WON'T BE ANY HISTORY, FOR ANY OF US.))
[sot 13:03:04 ]

((HENRY KIDD/SONS OF CONFED. VETERANS: THEY ACTED TOO QUICKLY. AND I THINK THEY WILL REGRET WHAT THEY HAVE DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Barbour/Sons of Confed. Veterans; :00]
[SUPER=01-Henry Kidd/Sons of Confed. Veterans; :10]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=they have done.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Richmond's Historic Riverfront Foundation says it has removed Lee until the community can assess all of the 29 images in their entirety.
(------------)


[Kroger]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


A real estate deal is finalized and that means lots of new jobs in Rocky Mount.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]
[TAPE#=98-38 42:53]


Developers spent almost two million dollars to buy these 19 acres.
They plan to build a Kroger store plus several other retail shops here on Route 40.
Developers say they are in talks with restaurants and movie theaters.
They will break ground within the next two weeks.
The new Kroger is expected to open next year.
(------------)


[Vinton-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Vinton police are investigating a chain-reaction collision involving five vehicles this morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]


The accident happened just before nine, on Washington Avenue.
Two people had to be taken to the hospital.
Police don't believe their injuries were too serious.
Authorities are trying to figure out just how the wreck happened.
(------------)


[E-Bedrosian-Lynch]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-19 TC32:14]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


Voters decide Tuesday which Republican can beat Delegate Dick Cranwell.
The Republican primary pits Al Bedrosian against Ed Lynch.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:05:42]
[IN Q=If you think]

((IF YOU THINK AN EDUCATOR IS A POSITIVE CHANGE THEN HANG ON TO THAT, BRING IT TO THE POLLS ON TUESDAY, AND CAST ONE FOR ME.))
[SUPER=02-Ed Lynch/Candidate;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=cast one for me]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Ed Lynch thinks voters need a teacher in the General Assembly, to debate things like the Standards of Learning.
His opponent-- Al Bedrosian -- disagrees.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:15:32]
[IN Q=I believe]

((I BELIEVE WE SHOULD GET POLITICIANS INCLUDING MYSELF OUT OF THE EDUCATION PROCESS AND LET THE PARENTS AND TEACHERS IN THEIR COMMUNITY DECIDE HOW TO EDUCATE THEIR OWN CHILDREN.))
[SUPER=01-Al Bedrosian/Candidate;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=their own children]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Both men believe parents should have a choice of schools.
Al Bedrosian homeschools his children.
Bedrosian lost to Dick Cranwell by just two percent last election.
Bedrosian has more name recognition but Ed Lynch has 13 times as much money and the support of several party leaders.
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[Springer]


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


The fights appear to be the main reason most fans tune into ``The Jerry Springer Show.''
But when the fists start flying, is it real or just an act?
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Jerry Springer Show;]


The Chicago City Council is trying to get to the bottom of it.
Springer is appearing at a hearing today to anwer questions from the local lawmakers.
The Council is especially concerned since the Springer show uses off-duty Chicago police officers as security guards.
If the fights are genuine, Council members will want to know why the police aren't making arrests.
(------------)

[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


There's still time to voice your preference for Virginia's commemorative quarter design.
We'll tell you how to get in touch next on News-7 at Noon.
(-----------------)
[VO-NAT ]


And Faith Hill's getting ready to perform in Roanoke tonight-- and help out the community.
We'll explain next, Stay with us.
(-----------------)

[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[VA-Quarter]


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


It's the last day to put your two cents worth in on what the state's commemorative quarter should look like.
George Washington will be featured on the heads side, but the tails side will feature a state-specific scene.
Those in the running are Mount Vernon, the state capitol in Richmond, the colonial capitol in Williamsburg, and the 400-year celebration of the founding of Jamestown.
The state Treasury has received hundreds of comments by phone and thousands of e-mails.
The treasurer will send a consensus of the comments to the governor's office next week.
(XXXXXXXXXXXX)

[Take Full Screen Board]
If you still want to cast your vote, you can call the treasury at area code 804-225-2268.
You can also e-mail the office at webmaster- AT: trs- dot- state- dot- va- dot- us.
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[Faith-Hill]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Country music star Faith Hill is bringing her first ever solo tour to Roanoke and she's asking fans to bring more than just their appreciation for her music.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


She'll play to a sold out Roanoke Civic Center tonight.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:49]
[IN Q=When we don't talk]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=it matters to me.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Hill has joined with Colin Powell's America's Promise Organization which supports literacy programs for U-S children.
Fans are asked to bring new or used books to the concert which will be collected by volunteers and distributed to local schools, hospitals and other organizations.
(------------)



[Stocks]


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 41 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Andre Agassi guns for the French Open finals. Still ahead, today's semi-final action.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT ]


And here come the trucks. The pickups prepare for a weekend at Bristol.
(---------------)

[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]


[French-Open]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=French Open]


It's Andre Agassi and three relative unknowns looking for spots in the French Open finals.
The first match is now over. Andre Medvedev defeated Fernando Meligeni (meh-leh-JEH'-nee) in four sets.
Agassi is taking on Dominik Hrabaty (ur-BAH'-tee) in the other semi-final, and Agassi has won the first two sets but is behind in the third. The winner faces Medvedev in Sunday's championship match.


[S-Bristol]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-38]
[GRAPHIC=DOVER]


The Winston Cup cars roll into Dover, Deleware today to qualify for Sunday's MBNA 500.
[graphic=BRISTOL]


But for a number of local race fans the big racing is in Bristol this weekend where the Craftsman Truck series will take center stage in the Coke Family 200.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/April; :00]


Jimmy Hensley, rolls into Bristol with some high hopes for a good finish. He has run well since winning his first race of the season in Martinsville in the NAPA 250.
[super=03-Bristol, TN/June 21, 1995;]


In fact, Jimmy has always done a nice job at Bristol dating back to his first truck race at the track in 1995 when he qualified 4th and led 45 laps.
Not bad considering he hates the track.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=bite]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Hensley/10th In Points Race; :00]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=...AND MENTALLY."]
(--------------)
[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[GRAPHIC=bristol]


Qualifying at Bristol gets underway at four this afternoon.

[S-VHSL]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-35]
[GRAPHIC=VHSL]


The Virginia High School League and the City of Salem kicked off two days of non-stop high school spring sports this morning, as 44 battle for state titles in the second annual Spring Jubilee.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Last Year; :00]


This is the second year Salem has handled the event. The Jubilee will be held at the Salem Civic Center, the Moyer Sports complex, Kiwanis Field, Radford University, Virginia Tech and many other sites.
12 state championships will be decided this weekend in the valley.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="that's for]
[SUPER=01-Claudia Dodson/VHSL Assistant Director; :00]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=....we're hoping for"]
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[talent=Patrick]
[graphic=vhsl]


Tennis got things underway this morning at nine at Radford U., Tech, the River's Edge, and Salem high school.

[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-43 (1:12:25)]
[GRAPHIC=Ben Foutz 6630]


The new head football coach at Cave Spring, knows exactly what he's getting into at the school.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra 1985; :00]


Ben Foutz came up through the county rec programs and he played for the Knights wearing number 89 during Charlie Hammes final season in 1985.
[super=04-Last August;]


Foutz, later coached on the college and high school level in the Carolinas before returning the high school ranks in this area.
Last year he was an assistant under Jim Hickam at Northside.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Ben Foutz/New Cave Spring Football Coach; :]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=....that about."]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Knights had some success under Steve Spangler, who resigned earlier this year to become a principal at William Byrd Middle school.
Foutz says he's confident Cave Spring has the athletes necessary to put a winner on the field.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I'm going to]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=....fairly competitive."]
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[talent=Patrick]
[graphic=foutz]

s. Foutz is married to the former Andrea Lucas, who was a star basketball player for the Knights during her playing day