[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


There could be a sign that Yugoslavia is serious about getting its forces out of Kosovo.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And vandelism overnight at Christiansburg high school involving gunfire.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Davis]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#99-18 TC30:25]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A second Bedford County teenager has pleaded guilty to the murder of Jamelle Poindexter.
16 year old Kiersten Davis was in court this morning.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and JoeD/Microwave]


And joe Dashiell is in Bedford this afternoon with more.
[Live=JoeD Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Bedford;]
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(Rollcue:first degree murder and robbery.)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Kierstin Davis]
[SUPER=01-Randy Krantz/Commonwealth's Attorney; :24]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUT Q=that strong against her.]




[Live=JoeD Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Bedford;]
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[Double Boxes=Melanie and JoeD/Microwave]
(QUESTION: Why have prosecutors not pursued the death penalty in this case?)


[School-Vandalism]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=99-12 TC1:44:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Vandalism at Christiansburg High School this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]

Police say about eight windows on the front of the school were shot in the early hours of this morning. It is believed a 22-calliber firearm was used in the shootings. The building was unoccupied at the time. And police say the school is safe.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=All the]

((CAPTAIN GARY BRUMFIELD/CHRISTIANSBURG POLICE: ALL THE INDICATIONS ARE ITS JUST A VANDALISM THE BUILDING WASN'T OCCUPIED. I DON'T HAVE ANY CONCERNS ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THE CHILDREN.))
[SUPER=01-Captain Gary Brumfield/Christiansburg Police]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=the children.]
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[VO-NAT]

An extra resource officer will be at the campus during the day, and there will be increased police patrols at the school during the evening.
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[KOSOVO]


[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Peace Plan]


A waiting game is underway on the Kosovo- Macedonia border, as NATO waits to get the word that serb forces are withdrawing.
Lisa Hughes reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blace, Macedonia; :00]
[SUPER=01-Major Trey Cate/NATO Spokesman; :23 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Shea/NATO Spokesman; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=White house]

(((LOCATOR: BLACE, MACEDONIA)
(nats)

Heavily armed NATO troops are gathering on the Kosovo-Macedonia border. Roughly 17-thousand have already arrived. As peacekeepers, they will oversee the return of ethnic Albanian refugees. But they're not moving in yet. There is still no agreement between on the timing of a Serb withdrawl. But talks are back on again today between British Lieutenant General Michael Jackson and Yugoslav commanders.
(Super: Maj. Trey Cate/NATO Spokesman 8:02;06 WE'RE STILL CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC THAT SOMETHING WILL HAPPEN)

Relief workers say refugees listen to news reports incessantly. Word spreads quickly when there is even a shred of promising news.
(SOT, FOR FIRST TIME, I'D LIKE JUST TO GO HOME BECAUSE HERE IS LIVING DIFFICULT)

But they're cautious. Their hopes have been raised before.
(SOT, RELIEF WORKER, WHAT THEY'RE FEEING IS TENSION. A GREAT DEAL OF UNCERTAINTY AS TO WHAT'S HAPPENING)

NATO leaders share that uncertainty_even now. Serbia's parliament has approved a peace deal. There's a peacekeeping resolution now in the hands of the U-N security council. And yet, Serb troops are still in Kosovo. NATO insists there can be no peace until they go.
(sot, JAMIE SHEA, NATO SPOKESMAN,9:03:17 IT IS NOT NATO WHICH IS PROLONGING AIR OPERATIONS. IT IS MILOSEVIC. THE HOPE N

OW THAT TALKS RESUMED IN GENERAL JACKSON'S TENT IS THAT MILOESVIC PUTS HIS PEOPLE FIRST..NOT HIS POLILTICS)))

[hEAT-WAVE]


[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Heat wave]


The heat wave sweeping parts of the country is now being blamed for two deaths.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Portland, ME;]


Both were men who died of heat stroke.
Whether it'll be boiling again today depends on where you'll be.
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA;]


In Boston, you'll have to trade in the T-shirts and shorts for a jacket.
After hitting 92 yesterday, it won't get hotter than the 60's today.
[SUPER=03-North Carolina;]


But the mercury could could get close to 100 today in parts of North Carolina and in the nation's capital.
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(Toss to Patrick in WX-Center)


[WX-One]


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


Let's find out what we can expect here in Virginia and talk to Patrick Evans.
[PATRICK IN WX CENTER] [WX-Pro Full]

(toss back to Melanie)



[Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=PINNACLE]
[GRAPHIC=School Information]


Some area schools will have a short day again tomorrow because of this heat.
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[TAKE PINNACLE 1010 ]
Bedford County is closing two hours early on today AND tomorrow.
Campbell County will close two hours early for the rest of the school year.
Danville dismisses students two hours early today only. [TAKE PINNACLE 1011]
Pittsylvania County schools will close at 1pm Today and Tomorrow. [TAKE PINNACLE 1012]
Henry County is also dismissing early today: elementary schools closed at 11:45, middle schools will close at 12:30 and high schools at 12:45. [TAKE PINNACLE]
Lynchburg will close the high schools at 12:30, middle schools at 12:50 and elementary schools at 1:20.
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[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The results from yesterday's primaries are in-- We'll have all the numbers in just a moment on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


Some 15-thousand people will lose their jobs over the next six years.
More on who's doing the firing when News-7 at Noon continues.
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[music up full] [comm1]

[Proctor-Layo]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]

Nearly fifteen thousand Proctor and Gamble employees are facing layoffs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


The Cincinnatti-based maker of Tide and Pampers plans to close ten plants worldwide over the next six years.
Their goal is to increase sales, bring new products to market quickly and make the company more responsive to marketplace changes.
One-third of the cutbacks will be in North America, but P-and-G has not released specific locations.
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[Car-building]


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


A man is in police custody this afternoon after smashing his car into a government building in downtown Chicago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]

[10:47:38]
The man drove his car into a plate glass window and drove across the lobby.
He then reportedly got out of vehicle and told police that he was a terrorist and had a bomb.
A bomb squad was called to the scene but didn't find anything.
The car has since been removed from the building and employees have been allowed inside.
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[Bedrosian-Lynch]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#99-13 1:43:13]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


Al Bedrosian will get another chance to unseat Delegate Dick Cranwell--
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[TAKE LEADER PAGE # 100]

taking the GOP primary from contender Ed Lynch.
Bedrosian had 76% of the vote to Lynch's 24%.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


When the numbers came down solidly on Bedrosian's side, so did Ed Lynch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=he can count]
[SUPER=01-Ed Lynch/(R) Former Candidate;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=Cranwell home]
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[VO-NAT]


Republicans expect more of a fight from Cranwell this time around, but Bedrosian said his game plan won't change.


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[SOT]
[IN Q=It doesn't]
[SUPER=01-Al Bedrosian/(R) Candidate; ]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=people like it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bedrosian said he welcomes increased help from Republican party officials, but only on his terms.
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[Baby-Bedrosian]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


It's a pretty big week in the Bedrosian household.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Yesterday]


The day after she was handing out fliers at the polls, Cassidy Bedrosian had the couple's fourth child.
Madeline was born at about five this morning.
They now have three girls and a boy.
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[E-Cave-Spring]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-15 51:25]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


Turnout in Roanoke County's Cave Spring district was dismal yesterday.
(XXXXXXXXXXX)
[TAKE LEADER # 300 FULL SCREEN]

but those who did vote gave incumbent Supervisor Fuzzy Minnix the victory.
He got 86% of the vote... over opponent James Garris, who brought in 14%.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The district's seven precincts were anything but busy for the Republican primary.
By midafternoon, one of them had seen just seven voters.
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[Botetourt-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=LEADER]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


In the Botetourt County Sheriff's race--
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[TAKE LEADER #200 FULL SCREEN]


Salem police officer Ronnie Sprinkle won the Republican nomination, bringing in 56% of the vote.
His opponent - Major Ken Smith - garnered 44% of the vote.
Smith is currently the chief deputy in Botetourt.
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[Gilmore-Primary]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-20 TC28:59]
[GRAPHIC=Gilmore]


On a statewide level, Governor Jim Gilmore broke even last night.
Gilmore had endorsed Republicans over other Republicans in four General Assembly primaries.
Two of his four candidates lost.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Incumbent Republican Delegate Panny Rhodes says she plans to hold NO grudge against Gilmore for working against her-- and saying she'd "essentially switched parties."
But she clearly thinks Gilmore misjudged moderate voters.
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[SOT 20:25:47]
[IN Q=Don't decide]

((DEL. PANNY RHODES/R-RICHMOND: DON'T DECIDE THAT CITIZENS AREN'T PAYING ATTENTION THAT CITIZENS DON'T KNOW WHAT THINGS ARE ABOUT.)) ((BOB HOLSWORTH/VCU POLITICAL ANALYST: I THINK THERE WAS SOME DEGREE IN WHICH THE GOVERNOR'S SUPPORT, ALONG WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S SUPPORT, AND CONGRESSMAN BLILEY'S SUPPORT ANGERED A NUMBER OF PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Panny Rhodes/(R) Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Holsworth/VCU Political Analyst; :07]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=a number of people.]
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


In Manassas, a Senate candidate Gilmore endorsed also lost.
[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


It's getting harder to get into R-rated movies-- we'll find out why next on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And thy're the fastest form of advertising-- but the L-A city council is deflating balloon ads.
find out why when we return.
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[COMM BREAK #2]


[MORE-ID'S]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


President Clinton and a group of movie theater owners unveil a new plan to keep r-rated movies truly restricted.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[7:23:26]
At many movie theaters youngers who want to see an R-rated movie will soon need to show a photo I-D.
But this appears to be just the start.
The President would also like to see Hollywood reevaluate it's PG-13 rating, raising the threshold on the amount of violence kids see, instead of lowering it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((PRESIDENT CLINTON:THE GREAT THING ABOUT THE MULTIPLEX IS THAT T HERE IS A MOVIE FOR EVERY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY. BUT NOT EVERY MOVIE IS FOR EVERY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY."))
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=member of the family.]
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[VO-NAT]


The new photo I-D policey is being adopted by the National Association of Theater owners.
Its members operate about two- thirds of all the movie screens in America.
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[INFLATABLE-SIGNS]


[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In Los Angeles, there as common as the palm trees and as defining as the freeways,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


Inflatables, L-A's latest advertising craze.
But city council is taking the air out of these floating billboards.
Council members call the big blow ups ugly and dangerous.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

((LAURA CHICK, LA CITY COUNCIL/(025535) IT CAN BE AGGRAVATING WHEN IT CAUSES CONGESTION JAM-UPS. THERE WAS ONE PARTICULAR CASE WITH A SIGN ON A BUILDING WHERE PEOPLE WERE LITERALLY SLOWING DOWN TO SEE IT ON THE WAY TO THE AIRPORT. ))
[SUPER=01-Laura Chick/L. A. City Council;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=the way to the airport.]
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[VO-NAT]


Inflatable supporters say the city council is full of hot air.
And some business owners say it could affect up to 70 percent of sales, forcing them to shut down.
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[Stocks]


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 64 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Coming up in Sports--
Mike Stevens has a profile of NASCAR driver Kyle Petty--
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[VO-NAT ]


And we have highlights from the opening game of this year's Stanley Cup finals between Dallas and Buffalo--
Plus a local hockey update--
Sports is next--
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]


[S-Stanley]


[ANCHOR=pev]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=nte]
[TAPE#=sp-41 tc]
[GRAPHIC=stanley cup]


The Stanley Cup finals between the Sabres and Stars opened last night in Dallas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX/Fox-NHL;]


The Dallas Stars had 14 more wins than the Buffalo Sabres in the regular season-- but the Sabres are 12 and three in the playoffs.
Buffalo all-world goalie Dominik Hasek ((Hah-Shek)) stops this Dallas shot first with the glove--then his shoulder--and finally a defender spoils the Stars effort.
But Dallas capitalizes on the power play with one second left in the penalty to take the one nothing lead.
The game would be tied at two at the end of regulation--
[super=31-Buffalo/3/Dallas/2//;]


Hasek would make a spectacular save in the O-T period--and moments later the Sabres Jason Woolley would slice one past Stars goalie Ed Belfour for the win--
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=pev]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-36]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


Now for a little news on the local hockey front--
They might as well stay here--it's just as hot!
The ECHL owners meetings face off this weekend...in the bahamas.
One of the topics on the agenda, a collective bargaining agreement.
Express fans are wondering when Roanoke will start signing players?
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[SOT]
[IN Q="with]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Benizio/Express General Manager; :00]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=...talent in here"]
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[S-Kyle]


[ANCHOR=pev]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-40 11743tc]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR GENERIC]


From one oval to another--We head to the racetrack-
An Indianapolis T-V station is reporting that NASCAR driver Kyle Petty is in town to discuss a possible Indy Racing League ride with Panther Racing--and even be fitted for a test seat.
The 39-year-old Petty has won eight races in his Winston Cup career, but none since '95.
And while the flamboyant Kyle Petty may look a little on the wild side-- Mike Stevens tells us the driver is all heart.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=@mike1; :30]
[SUPER=01-Kyle Petty/Hot Wheels Pontiac Driver; :46]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/Last Month; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Richard Petty/Kyle's Dad; 1:42]
[RUNS=2:15]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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((Jeff Gordon has the hollywood looks and the beautiful wife, while Bobby Labonte isn't far behind. And then there's Kyle Petty. He hasn't trimmed his ponytail since breaking his leg in 1991. He also sports a wicked goatee and multiple earrings. Come on what would you do if he came knocking on the door to pick up your daughter for a date? ((RICHARD PETTY/KYLE'S DAD:))
Yeah, King I know what you mean and he's your son! But remember looks can be deceiving and in this case they are. The driver with the most earrings in NASCAR also has the biggest heart when it comes to helping others. ((KYLE PETTY/HOT WHEELS PONTIAC DRIVER:))
((Last month Kyle wrapped up his fifth annual Kyle Petty Charity ride going from coast to coast along with many others from the NASCAR community to raise money for children's hospitals in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Winston-Salem.
But usually KP operates without much fanfare. With the exception of the bike ride, most of his charitable work is done behind the scenes on an anonymous basis. Even during the trackside, Motor Racing Outreach church services, Kyle prefers to keep a low profile.
But enough people found about him helping fill foodbank shelves and visiting sick children to name him NASCAR's True Value man of the year.)) ((KYLE PETTY:)) at 12:30. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.)) You can catch Kyle and the rest of the drivers this weekend in Michigan right here on your hometown station Sunday