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The latest on the bomb threat at the Job Corps that nearly started a riot.
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And a Federal Task Force takes a closer look at Interstate 81 two days after another fatal accident in our area.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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News 7 at noon is next.

[Interstate-81]


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The growing concern about interstate safety is attracting more attention from state and federal officials.
Just days after the latest fatal truck accident in our area, an interstate 81 truck safety task force is meeting in Abingdon.
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Joe Dashiell is there with more on the latest safety discussion.
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[Carvins-Cove]


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Light rain cannot fill Roanoke's water needs.
So, the city is now tapping into the water supply of Roanoke County, Salem and Vinton.
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Carvins Cove is more than 22 feet below the spillway.
But a new agreement will cut the burden on the cove in half.
Roanoke is pulling two and a half million gallons a day from Salem and Roanoke County.
New pipes should be in by August -- then the county and Vinton will run even more water to the city.
Citizens are still being asked to conserve water -- if the drought continues, the city will impose mandatory restrictions within three weeks.
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[Job-Corps]


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A female student from the Old Dominion Job Corps center is suspected of calling the bomb threat that nearly started a riot on the Amherst County campus.
Steve Smallshaw has more on last night's trouble.
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(( The bomb threat came from within the Job Corps center itself.
While the Amherst sheriff's department searched the buildings, students were kept on these buses for more than two hours.
The long wait apparently left some of them agitated and a confrontation erupted between one student and a police officer.
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((BOB BARLOW/JOBS CORPS ADMINISTRATOR: MY ASSUMPTION IS HE SAID SOMETHING TO THE OFFICER, AND THE OFFICER SAID SOMETHING TO HIM.. WE KNOW THAT MACE OR PEPPER SPRAY WAS DISCHARGED.))
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At that point, the confrontation spilled out of the bus and into the roadway, with students on one side, police on the other.
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Deputies on scene called for backup.. and more than fifty officers from five area jurisdictions responded.. a phalanx of emergency vehicles making its way into the center.
It wasn't until two hours later that the situation had defused itself.
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((ROY WOOD/ON-DUTY SUPERVISOR: THEIR PROTOCOL IS, WITH EVERYTHING THAT'S BEEN GOING ON IN THE NATION, IS TO ERR ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION.. THE NUMBER ONE THING IS SAFETY.))
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The name of the student arrested has not been released.. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Amherst County.))[king]


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More surgery is scheduled today for best selling author Stephen King.
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Saturday, King was struck by a minivan as he walked along a road in his hometown of Lewiston, Maine.
He suffered a collapsed lung and multiple leg and hip fractures.
Officials say when he was hit he was thrown some 14 feet into a ditch.
They estimate the car was traveling about 50 miles an hour.
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King was reported alert and in good spirits following surgery yesterday.
He is listed as serious but stable.
The hospital has been inundated with letters and phone calls from fans and media worldwide.
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[Kosovo]


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It' will take some self-discipline -- but President Clinton says Albanians returning home to Kosovo should keep from retaliating against the Serbs.
Albanian rebels today signed an agreement with NATO, promising to put down their weapons.
U-N officials say so far about 135-thousand ethnic Albanians have left camps in Albania and Macedonia.
Cynthia Bowers reports.
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Lawsuits against the makers of silicon breast implants may be in jeopardy because of a Congressional panel.
That's the next story on News-7 at Noon.
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And we'll see who swung ahead of Austin Powers at the box office this weekend.
First let's talk to Patrick Evans.
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A new scientific report may hurt women who have sued breast implant makers.
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The New York Times is reporting that a medical panel, convened at the request of Congress, has found no scientific proof that women became sick because of their implants.
It's the latest report to conclude that there's no evidence to support liability lawsuits.
Earlier this month, thousands of women overwhelmingly approved a more than three billion-dollar settlement with Dow Corning over implants.
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The Japanese are looking to outdo James Bond.
They've developed a tiny robot the size of an ant.
The little machine can crawl around thin pipes and inspect for problems at power plants -- and even fix them.
And just like an ant, the robot can lift objects heavier than itself.

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One swinger has topped another at the box office.
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Disney's ``Tarzan'' debuted with an estimated 34-point-one million dollars in ticket sales to claim the top spot.
"Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged me," fell to number 2, scoring just under 32 million.
John Travolta's military thriller opened in third place with 22 million, and the Star Wars prequel, ``The Phantom Menace'' fell to fourth with just under 18 million.
It's now topped the 300 million- dollar mark, making it the number-six grossing movie of all time.
Rounding out the top five was the romantic comedy, "Notting Hill."
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We're still getting a lot of mail about our coverage of the resignation of the pastor of West Salem Baptist Church.
Most of it was critical of our decision to air the story.
But not everyone agreed with that viewpoint.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean.
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((Almost all of the comments we received, more than we can cite on the air, were along these lines:
"By allowing such a story to air, you have become no better than the tabloid magazines and television programs I refuse to read and watch. Rev. Slaughter is not my pastor, nor am I a member of his faith, but I believe every person deserves privacy in matters such as these."
A fellow clergyman also disagreed that this was news. But he had a slightly different viewpoint.
"I do not recall any news report by WQDJ on the positive ministries that West Salem Baptist Church has been involved in our community, and there have been many positive and good ministries that this Church has contributed to the residents of the Roanoke Valley. I will continue to watch your news programs because I believe an honest judgment by the news editors was made, but I do expect to start seeing some positive reporting on the ministries, activities and churches that contribute to the residents of the Roanoke Valley."
And a Christiansburg viewer applauded our coverage.
"I think your coverage of Reverent Slaughter's resignation was appropriate and newsworthy. As a minister of the Gospel he is a public servant and open to scrutiny just as our mayor or anyone else in the public eye. Did you not report also that his spouse had forgiven him? Not once did I hear sensational wording or any bias on your part. Please keep up the good work you do as an excellent source of news."
If you'd like to get in touch with us, try P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
The fax number is 343-7269.
E-mail should be addressed to news@wdbj7.com.
And our website, wdbj7.com, has a moderated on-line forum.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
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He's worth 90-Billion dollars-- twice what he was worth a year ago.
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Still ahead on NEws-7 at Noon, we'll find out who's at the top of Forbes magazine's world's wealthiest list.
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[Forbes-list]


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The world's billionaires' club is getting bigger in a hurry, thanks to soaring stocks and Internet companies.
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Topping this year Forbes magazine list of the world's wealthiest is Bill Gates.
The Microsoft founder has 90 billion dollars, nearly double what he had just a year ago.
Investor Warren Buffet is second, with 36 billion, followed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, with 30 billion.
In all, the magazine counts 465 billionaires.
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 46 points.
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Still ahead in sports, the eyes of the tennis world are trained on Wimbledon today as play begins.
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And New York has mixed results on the diamond,as the Yankees strike out and the Mets strike gold...
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Bobby Labonte raced into second place in the Winston Cup points standing as he took the checkered flag in the Pocono 500 yesterday.
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Last weeks winner at Michigan Dale Jarrett would take the lead with 176 laps left in the 200 lap race.
Chad Little gets in trouble trying to pit the car gets lose turns around and backs into the wall. He was penalized 4 laps.
Then South Boston native Ward Burton made his way to the front taking the lead from Mark Martin after 70 laps of the race.
Then Dave Marcis gets lose and slams into the wall on the drivers side bringing out the caution. Marcis walked from the crash but was taken to a local hospital with cuts and bruises.
Jeff Gordon finally made it to the front to lead the race and collect the bonus points.
But the ninth caution of the day would come out when Steve Park taps Darrell Waltrip in the rear he hits the wall in turn one.
Bobby Labonte took the lead from Jimmy Spencer with less than 20 laps to go and he holds off Gordon to win the Pocono 500, his second win of the season.
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Dale Jarrett was third, Sterling Marlin fourth and Mark Martin fifth.

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Payne Stewart took home his third major title yesterday as he finished as the only player under par in the 1999 U.S Open at Pinehurst Number Two.
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Stewart signing autographs before the start of the round.
He was the leader through nine but dropped a stroke to even before making this birdie putt at the 17-th green to retake the lead.
Stewart came to 18 needing this put for the win and he drops the 20 foot putt for par finishing the tournament at 279, one under par and a one shot win over Phil Mickelson.
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Stewart won the open in 1991. Mickelson finished second at even par while Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh tied for third at one over.

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Wimbledon gets underway today at the All England Tennis Club
Pete Sampras resumed his quest for an eleventh grand slam title today he took Centre Court at Wimbledon and defeated Scott Draper.
Sampras is in action just a week after regaining the number-one ranking.
Fresh off her French Open title, Steffi Graf also takes the court today, as do Venus Williams and Anna Kournikova.

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Anaheim's six game losing streak ended yesterday as they beat the Yankees 4 to 2.
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The crowd making its way into Yankee Stadium on this Fathers Day.
Anaheim wasted no time taking the lead. In the top of the second Matt Luke gets all of this pitch for a two run homer over the right field wall and the Angels jumped out to the 2 to nothing lead.
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The Yankees would get on the board in the bottom of the third. Bernie Williams connects for this solo homer over the right field wall to make it 2 to 1 but anaheim wins it 4 to 2.
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[S-Mets]


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Staying in New York.. the Mets climb out of a 6 to 2 deficit to win the 11th game out of 14 to beat St. Louis 9-6.
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Mark McGwire talking with a kid at the park on Fathers Day.
The Cardinals jumped out to the early lead when Ray Lankford takes this pitch over the left field wall for a two run homer to make the score 2 to nothing.
St. Louis would add to that lead in the fifth McGwire belts this three run homer his 21-st of the season to make it 6 to 2 Cardinals.
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But the Mets stared their rally in the sixth Rey Ordonez singles to right field scoring two and the Mets win it 9 t(------------) o 6.