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The search for the wreckage of John F Kennedy Junior's plane is narrowing.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And it's day two in the rape trial of Jim Druckenmiller.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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News 7 at noon is next.

[Druckenmiller]


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Prosecutors and defense attorneys have each laid out their versions of events in the case involving Jim Druckenmiller.
The former Virginia Tech quarterback is on trial for allegedly raping a college student in Blacksburg earlier this year.
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Teresa Hamilton is covering the trial and is at the Montgomery County courthouse with the latest.
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[Kennedy]


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The plane of John F. Kennedy, Junior, likely was torn apart upon its descent, according to investigators who say the plane went into a dive before it hit the water.
The search for wreckage and bodies resumes today on the ocean floor off Martha's Vineyard.
Lee Cowan reports from the Kennedy compound in Hyannisport, Massachusetts.
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(((LOCATOR: OFF MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MA) (( NAT )) THE SEARCH IS NOW BECOMING MORE FOCUSED AND MORE INTENSE - CONFINED TO A 33 SQUARE MILE AREA OFF THE COAST OF MARTHA'S VINEYARD. AT FIRST LIGHT, TWO ADDITIONAL SHIPS EQUIPPED WITH SIDE SCANNING SONAR MOVED INTO THE REGION, BRINGING THE TOTAL TO THREE - ALL MAPPING THE OCEAN FLOOR LOOKING FOR CLUES. (( SUPER: REAR ADM. RICHARD LARRABEE//US COAST GUARD )) "We're hopeful that today we'll find some evidence of the crash." NEW RADAR INFORMATION SHOWS SOMETHING HAPPENED VERY QUICKLY IN THE COCKPIT OF JFK'S PIPER SARATOGA - THE QUESTION REMAINS, WHAT. COMING OUT OF 2-THOUSAND FEET - THE PLANE WENT INTO A STEEP DIVE - DROPPING MORE THAN 11-HUNDRED FEET IN 14 SECONDS - MORE THAN 10 TIMES THE NORMAL DESCENT RATE - ENOUGH, EXPERTS SAY, TO TEAR THE PLANE APART BEFORE IT EVER HIT THE WATER.

(( NAT )) DIVERS WILL BE BACK AT WORK AGAIN TODAY, TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT NINE SITES IDENTIFIED AS LOCATIONS OF POSSIBLE WRECKAGE. HIGH SEAS AND BAD WEATHER FORCED THEM TO DISCONTINUE THEIR SEARCH YESTERDAY AFTER ONLY TEN MINUTES IN THE WATER. BUT IT WAS ENOUGH TO DETERMINE ONE OF THE POSSIBLE SITES TURNED OUT TO BE NOTHING MORE THAN A BOULDER. TODAY THEY WILL HAVE MORE HELP. (( SUPER: REAR ADM. RICHARD LARRABEE//US COAST GUARD )) "The Grasp is now on the scene with divers and remote operated vehicle and will increase our ability to investigate these targets. (( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS )) "Speculation continues to swirl around where the Kennedys would be buried. A spokesman at Arlington National Cemetery confirms that measurements have been taken at the JFK memorial there, but stresses no final decision has been made. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Hyannis Port."))


[Clinton-Treaty]


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President Clinton appeared in the Rose Garden this morning to promote what he calls an important part of America's foreign policy agenda.
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He says it's time for the Senate to take action on the stalled comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty.
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More than 150 other nations have signed off on the treaty.

[Reid]


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A man arrested in the parking lot of Towers Mall has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges.
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[VO-NAT]


Thomas Lee Reid was arrested after sending photographs over the internet to a police officer posing as the mother of two young girls.
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Reid drove from Rockingham County to Roanoke and was arrested after approaching the officer in the parking lot.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Prosecutors say Reid's ultimate intent was to have sex with one of the girls.
But they agreed not to charge him with solicitation yesterday in exchange for his guilty pleas to three counts of distributing child pornography.
He faces up to 30 years in prison.

[Strickler]


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Still no decision from a federal appeals court on the fate of Tommy David Strickler
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[SUPER=03-Augusta Co./1990;]


His attorneys are asking the U.S. Fourth Circuit to stop tomorrow's scheduled execution.
Last Friday, a U.S. District judge declined to rule on the merits of Strickler's case.
Strickler is set to die for the murder of Leann Whitlock, a James Madison University student from Roanoke.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


It was supposed to be a groundbreaking day on the anniversary of a groundbreaking day.
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[VO-NAT ]


But even as the first moon landing was remembered, the latest space shuttle mission was grounded.
All the detail are still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
First let's check in with Patrick Evans.
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[Shuttle]


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NASA will try again Thursday to make its historic shuttle liftoff.
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[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Center, FL;]

[4:46]
This morning's launch was scrubbed just six seconds before liftoff because computers detected a dangerous buildup of hydrogen gas.
NASA now says that reading was wrong.
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(( RALPH ROE/NASA LAUNCH DIRECTOR : WE ARE CONVINCED THIS IS NOT A REAL LEAK ..))
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So on Thursday another attempt to launch the first shuttle mission commanded by a woman.
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((COL. EILEEN COLLINS/SHUTTLE COMMANDER - I SEE MY ROLE AS EVOLUTIONARY, BUT I ALSO SEE IT AS SETTING A PRECEDENT FOR WOMEN TO FOLLOW - KEEPING THAT IN MIND, I WANT TO DO THE BEST JOB I CAN.))
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[VO-NAT]
The shuttle will also carry into space the world's most powerful x-ray telescope---the Chandra (chan-dra) x-ray Ob

servatory to study deep space as far as 87-thousand miles from earth.
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[Apollo-11]


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And as one historic space mission is delayed another is remembered.
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[10:12:31]
It was 30 years ago today that Apollo Eleven landed on the moon and Neil Armstrong stepped onto its surface.
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((``ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND.''))
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At the same time, Armstrong and fellow crew members Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins also express disappointment that the U-S has not returned to the moon since the Apollo days.
The three former astronauts will mark the occasion by receiving a special award from Vice President Gore at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington.
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And tommorow marks the 38th anniversary of the launch that sent the second American into space.
Gus Grissom soared 118 miles above the planet, took in an incredible view and experienced five minutes and 18 seconds of weightlessness.
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His Liberty Bell 7 Mercury space capsule splashed into the Alantic Ocean on re-entry, just three miles shy of its target.
But the hatch blew off before the rescue helicopter had latched onto the capsule.
Water started to pour in, and Liberty Bell 7 sank to the bottom of the ocean floor, some three miles down.
Now a recovery mission by the Discovery Channel has brought the Liberty Bell 7 to the surface.
These are pictures of the recovery via the internet.
Grissom was later assigned to the Apollo 1 mission, and was one of three astronauts killed when fire consumed the capsule in 19-66.
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Valleydale workers could go on strike if a new contract is not approved by this weekend.
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The Salem meat packers' current contract expires Sunday.
The union that represents 200 workers says most contract talks go down to the wire.
They're looking for what the union calls a substantial pay hike.
The average worker earns about eight- dollars- an hour now.
They'll vote on the company's latest offer this weekend... just hours before their current four-year deal runs out.


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[Power-Line]


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Power line opponents were making their own light last night, without even plugging in.
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The emissions from the power line were making them glow.
The protest was over A-E-P's plans for a new power line from West Virginia through Tazewell, Bland and Wythe Counties.
The utility says the line is needed to meet our region's future power needs.
Opponents say one power line is enough.
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((DAVE MUHLEY/OPPONENT: A SECOND ONE WOULD BE AN UNBEARABLE ASSAULT ON THE CITIZENS OF WYTHE COUNTY FOR NO REASON BUT TO SHIP ELECTRICITY AND PROFITS.))
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Protesters say the powerline would bring pollution as well as health hazards that are already linked to the exsisting power line.
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[City-Council]


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Storms that shook Roanoke over the weekend barely rippled the water at Carvin's Cove, which is still more than 25 feet below the spillway.
Eric Earnhart more on the latest update from water officials.
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((The flood warning rain gauge at Carvin's Cove keeps an un-necessary vigil this summer, it's solar powered antenna beaming data into a mostly dry sky to its Internet site... where recent rainfall totals come up as a long line of zeros.
Even the heavy storm that pounded parts of Roanoke Sunday, flooding some streets, only registered 3 tenths of an inch at the Carvin's Cove filtration plant.
The good news, water conservation in Roanoke is working.
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((JIM RITCHIE/ACTING CITY MANAGER; WE ARE GETTING RESULTS, MOST OF OUR CITIZENS APPEAR TO ME TO HAVE TAKEN THIS PROGRAM TO HEART, THEY'RE TAKING IT SERIOUSLY AND THEY ARE COMMITTED TO US GETTING THROUGH THIS SITUATION. ))
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But even with MOST people complying, consumption was down 8 percent in the first two weeks of July, the City's goal is 20 percent.
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(( DIANE AKERS/ASST. CITY MANAGER; MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION WENT INTO EFFECT ON JULY 7TH, SO FOR ABOUT HALF THE TIME, MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION HAS BEEN IN EFFECT, AND WE'VE HAD 8 PERCENT REDUCTION SO THAT IS GOOD NEWS AND AS TIME GOES ON WE'LL KNOW MORE. ))
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For council, the sense of urgency is increasing, as they anticipate the next level of water restrictions to hit around labor day.
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(( CARROLL SWAIN/COUNCIL MEMBER; IF THE WEATHER CONDITIONS DO NOT IMPROVE AND WE DO NOT GET MORE RAIN, MORE WATER, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A TREMENDOUS SHORTFALL EVENTUALLY.))
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((KIT KISER/ROANOKE UTILITIES DIRECTOR; WE KNOW IF IT DOESN'T RAIN OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME WE WILL HAVE A SHORTFALL, WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS MANAGE THE AMOUNT OF WATER WE HAVE LEFT UNTIL WE DO HAVE SOME SIGNIFICANT RAIN.))
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[take microwave full] [standup]
If the rain does NOT come, and Carvin's Cove becomes unusable, there are not enough alternate sources to replace it, and not enough time to create an alternate water source.
Expect the calls for conservation to get louder, and the City buys time.
In Roanoke, Eric Earnhart, News 7.))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead on News-7 at Noon, we'll have the sights and sounds of an old-fashioned tent revival meeting.
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And later-- if it doesn't sound like the opening bell on Wall Street-- it's not your imaginiation.
Find out why today was something different.
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For the first time in nearly fifty years -- an old fashioned tent revival is going on in Botetourt County.
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Pastor Rick Via -- formerly of Rainbow Forest Baptist Church in Roanoke -- leads the crusade.
The goal was to unite non-churchgoers with Christ.
More than 400 people showed up last night alone.
Brandy Cash says she was saved.
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((BRANDY CASH: I WAS COMING BACK. I'VE BEEN SAVED BEFORE. I JUST FEEL LIKE I'D BEEN AWAY AND I REALLY NEEDED TO DO IT.))
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A Baptist church and two independent churches organized the event -- but pastors say choosing a particular denomination can wait.
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((RICK VIA/PASTOR: THIS IS A GREAT TIME JUST TO GET TOGETHER WITH PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE AND REJOICE IN THE ONE COMMON HOPE WE HAVE IN JESUS CHRIST.))
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The revival runs through Wednesday night.
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[NY-STOCKS]


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For the first time in its 130 year history, the New York Stock Exchange Opening Bell was rung outside of the trading floor.
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Today's Opening Bell came via satellite from a cable car in San Francisco.
The bell was wrung by Genentech President and C-E-O Arthur Levinson.
The company is headquartered in San Francisco
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


And the event is a celebration of Genentech's listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at 11-30, the Dow was DOWN 92 points.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports-- after days of indecision, there's a resolution to the Terry Holland saga.
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And we'll talk to some famous sports fans who took in last night's Avalanche game.
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[S-Hootie]


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Hootie and The Blowfish is in the valley for a performance at the Roanoke Civic Center tonight.
Members of the band are big sports fans and threw out the first ball at last night's Salem Avalanche game.
Soni, (sunny), is an advid golfer but has gone into smei-retirement.
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Soni and Dean took in last night's game, but Dean Felber says he's more of a hockey and football fan.
And since he grew up in the D-C area he's been a suffering Washington Redskins supporter.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Blue Rocks vs. Avalanche;]


A major-leaguer took the mound for Salem when the game started.
John Thompson is on the D-L with a sever blister and had a 40 pitch limit.
And the Blue Rocks seemed to have his number as Jeremy Hill smacks this shot down the first baseline for the RBI. It's Wilmington one-nothing.
[super=37-Wilmington/7/Salem/3;]


Brandon Berger knocks this one way out to center field, Mike Curry scores and the Blue Rocks beat Salem seven to three.
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[S-Holland]


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The Terry Holland-Minnesota basketball coaching saga is finally over.


Last night the "Virginia Gentleman" finally did the gentlemanly thing and withdrew his name from consideration for a job that would have made him the $7 million dollar man.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/1995; :00]
Last night, Holland issued a statement through UVa in which he said the visit to Minnesota made a great impression

on him.
He says Minnesota is a great opportunity for a basketball coach.


However, he says he remains committed to the projects that are already underway to ensure the future of UVa's athl(------------) etic programs.