[Kennedys]

[ANCHOR=mel]

[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Kennedy Funeral]


The Kennedy family and friends gathered in a Manhattan church this morning for a memorial mass for John F. Kennedy Junior and his wife, Carolyn, killed one week ago in a plane crash.
Today's service comes a day after the couple was buried at Sea, along with Carolyn Kennedy's sister Lauren Bessette.
Lee Cowan reports from New York City.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
[SUPER=04-Last Night;]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:39]
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((NEW YORK CITY (( NAT )) ONCE AGAIN THE TASK OF EULOGIZING A FAMILY MEMBER FELL TO IT'S PATRIARCH, SENATOR TED KENNEDY. HE DID IT FOR BOBBY - HE DID IT FOR JAQUELINE - AND NOW A WEEK AFTER A PLANE CRASH CLAIMED THEIR LIVES, HE IS DOING IT AGAIN FOR HIS NEPHEW AND HIS WIFE. IT'S ALL TAKING PLACE BEHIND THE CLOSED DOORS OF ST. THOMAS MORE CHURCH ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE - BY MANHATTAN STANDARDS, A SMALL AND PRIVATE CHURCH- VISITED BY JAQUELINE KENNEDY ONASIS AND NOW CHOSEN BY HER DAUGHTER AS THE APPROPRIATE PLACE TO SAY GOODBYE. THE MEMORIAL MASS IS BEING CELEBRATED BY FR. CHARLES O'BYRN - THE PRIEST WHO MARRIED JFK JUNIOR AND HIS WIFE CAROLYN IN A SECRET CEREMONY IN GEORGIA JUST THREE YEARS AGO. (( NAT CLINTON ARRIVAL )) THE FIRST FAMILY WAS AMONG THE 350 PEOPLE INVITED TO ATTEND THE PRIVATE MASS, INCLUDING CELEBRITIES LIKE MUHAMMAD ALI AND ARNOLD SCHWARZENNEGGER - MORE THAN A THIRD OF THE MOURNERS WILL BE KENNEDY FAMILY MEMBERS.
(SUPER: LAST NIGHT)

(( NAT BAGPIPES )) TODAY'S PRIVATE CEREMONY COMES ON THE HEELS OF A VERY PUBLIC ONE IN MANHATTAN LAST NIGHT.
(( SOT FROM LAST NIGHT ))

THE QUESTION OF WHY ECHOED THROUGH IT'S CAVERNOUS HALLS. ON THE FACES OF THOSE WHO ATTENDED - THE ALL TOO FAMILIAR ANGUISH OF HAVING TO SAY GOODBYE TO ANOTHER MEMBER OF AMERICA'S FAMILY. ))

[Danville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-18 TC1:29:43]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]


Danville police are searching for the gunmen in a fatal shooting late last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


23-year-old Tyree Nathaniel Wimbush was killed just one block away from his house around midnight.
Police say he walked up to talk to passengers inside a black car on Claiborne Street.
Then neighbors say they heard three shots.
Wimbush was dead before police arrived.
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[IN Q=And when I got out here...]

((REV. LARRY HILL/NEIGHBOR: AND WHEN I GOT OUT HERE, THE VICTIM WAS LYING ON THE GRASS, HALF ON THE GRASS, HIS LEGS OUT IN THE STREET AND HIS CAR STILL HAD THE ENGINE RUNNING, LIKE HE'D JUST GOTTEN OUT OF HIS CAR. I COULD TELL THEN HE WAS DEAD ON THE SCENE AND THERE WASN'T NO POINT OF DOING ANYTHING TO HELP HIM.))
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[OUT Q=anything to help him.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Danville police say they don't know if the shooting was drug-related.
They're looking for two white males who are driving a small black car with Tennessee tags.

[Ingersoll-Rand]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


A Roanoke County company is blaming a round of layoffs on weak foreign economies.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;]

[from lb7 at 38:40]
Ingersoll Rand is scaling back its workforce by about 30 people.
That's 10 percent of its workforce.
The company's vice president said sales of rock drills are way down in Europe and Asia.
He said if those sales pick up, the workers could be called back to work.
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[Shipyard-Strike]


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


The strike at Newport News Shipbuilding appears to be over.
A shipyard spokewoman confirmed that the company and the Steelworkers union reached an agreement early this morning.
Union members got a chance to look at the details at eleven this morning-- they'll vote on the agreement Monday or Tuesday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/June 25;]


The union's production and maintenance workers have been striking for 15 weeks.
Issues include wages, pensions and benefits.
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[81-AX]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=99-29 TC12:25]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A vacation trip ended in a trip to the hospital following a one vehicle accident early this morning on Interstate 81.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


It happened at mile marker 141 near Salem.
State Police say the driver lost control of the steering wheel causing the car to go off the left shoulder.
Then it flipped three times.
There were 4 people in the car, at least three of them were injured.
They were taken to Roanoke memorial, at this time there's no word on their conditions.
They reportedly were on vacation.
Police say speed was NOT a factor, but charges are pending.
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[Anchor=Melanie]
[ss=HOLD]


The one of the southbound lanes was closed, but All lanes are now open.

[Hijacking]


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


The hijacking of a 7-47 this morning in Tokyo ended in death and an arrst.
Barry Petersen reports.
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[10:18:30]
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[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan; :00]
[SUPER=@File; :24]
[SUPER=01-Barry Petersen/Reporting; 1:!6]
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((It was high-altitude, high-drama...a hijacker with an eight-inch kitchen knife, forcing his way into the cockpit of the 747 domestic flight bound for northern Japan, ordering the co-pilot out.
(Yakota)

The hijacker wanted the plane to land here...at this US Air Force base in western Tokyo...base officials put emergency crews on high alert.
(SUPER: FILE/747 cockpit)

Instead, there was a life and death struggle in the cockpit...the pilot by some reports trying to overwhelm the 28 year old unemployed male hijacker...
(Still of pilot)

But pilot Naoyuki Nagashima was himself stabbed to death...the first hijacking fatality in Japans aviation history.
(SOT/PASSENGER/in Japanese/barry narrates)
I was most scared when the plane shook...(NAT SOT) said one passenger...that could have been the moment when the pilot

attacked the hijacker. I thought we were doomed like the Titanic. (Plane/people leaving) In the end, the hijacker was overwhelmed, and the plane returned to Tokyo...no one else among the 517 on board injured...the body of the pilot finally removed from the plane.
(Towing plane or passengers on buses)

Officials have more questions than answers...how did the hijacker get a knife past security...why did he want to land at a US military facility...and why did an experienced pilot end up in a confrontation that endangered his plane..and cost his life. Bp, cbs news, tokyo)) [tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The third time's the charm for Nasa first female commander and the Chandra X-Ray observatory.
More on the launch of Columbia is still ahead on News-7.
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[VO-NAT ]


And it's last call at the Little Chef.
A live report from the restaurant's last day is next when News-7 at Noon returns.
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[Talent=Patrick]

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[Little-Chef]


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


This afternoon it's lunchtime -- for the last time -- at a Roanoke landmark.
The Little Chef Restaurant is closing after 50 years on Williamson Road.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave]


Scott Goldberg is at the Little Chef where the regulars are savoring one last meal.
[Live= Scott Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Scott1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Gary Nimer/Little Chef Manager;]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Nimer/Little Chef Restaurant;]
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[Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave][Shuttle]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Shuttle Columbia]


The first female shuttle commander and her crew have successfully deployed the world's most powerful X-ray telescope.
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[VO-NAT]

[9:39:54]
Air Force Colonel Eileen Collins and her crew released the 1.5 million dollar Chandra X-ray telescope shortly before 8 this morning, some seven hours after a Florida launch.
The telescope will spend at least five years searching for black holes and observing galaxies.
At a total of 2 point 8 billion, its one of NASA's most expensive science projects.
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[7:13;56]
[SOT]

((DONALD MCMONAGLE/NASA LAUNCH MANAGER: "THIRTY YEARS AGO, THE FIRST MAN WALKED ON THE MOON. NOW WE'RE LAUNCHING AN OBSERVATORY THAT'S GOING TO GIVE US INSIGHT INTO THE UNIVERSE ON A WAVELENGTH WE'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE." ))
[SUPER=01-Donald McMonagle/NASA Launch Manager;]
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[OUT Q=NEVER SEEN BEFORE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Today's 12:31 A-M launch was not without problems.
Five seconds after liftoff, Commander Collins radioed Mission Control that there was a problem with a fuel cell.


Experts quickly determined that a short circuit had knocked out critical controllers to two engines-- but back-up controllers kept the shuttle flying to a safe orbit.
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[Resendez]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Resendez in Court]


Suspected railroad killer Angel Maturino Resendiz (ahn-HEHL' mah-tyoo-REE'-noh) was in a courtoom this morning to face another capital murder charge in Texas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]


Yesterday a Houston grand jury returned the murder indictment against him.
Maturino Resendiz has also been charged in two murders in Illinois and one in Kentucky.
And he's been linked to four others.
All of the victims were killed near railroad tracks.
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[Druckenmiller]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Druckenmiller not guilty]


Former Virginia Tech quarterback Jim Druckenmiller will soon report to the 49'ers training camp after being acquitted of rape.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


It took the Montgomery County jury just an hour to return with its not guilty verdict.
Druckenmiller maintained, from the beginning, he did NOT take advantage of a college student, earlier this year, when the two had sex at a house in Blacksburg.
And the jury that heard the evidence, apparently agreed
As he left the courthouse, the foreman of the group said, quote "the man's innocent-- the evidence just wasn't there".
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is a ]

((JIM DRUCKENMILLER: THIS IS A TOUGH LESSON AND A VALUABLE LESSON, DID I DO ANYTHING, WRONG, NO, I THINK WE JUST FOUND THAT OUT.))
[SUPER=07-Jim Druckenmiller; ]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=found that out.]
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[VO-NAT]


Druckenmiller's accuser contended she was raped after a night of drinking when she was too drunk to resist.
She didn't talk to reporters as she left the courthouse.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=she never]

((SHE NEVER WAVERED IN WHAT SHE TOLD US AND I CAN'T SAY HOW MUCH I ADMIRE HER FOR PUTTING HERSELF ON THE STAND AND GOING THROUH WHAT SHE'S GONE THROUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Peggy Frank/Assistant Prosecutor; ]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=she's gone through.]
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[VO-NAT]


Druckennmiller could have faced five year s to life in prison if he'd been convicted.
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[Wythe-Robbery]


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


Two alleged robbers can blame an empty gas tank for their capture.
The sheriff's office says two men robbed the Graham's Forge Foodette yesterday afternoon then fled in a pickup truck toward Interstate 81.
About a half hour later, deputies found the truck and the suspects on route 618-- they had run out of gas.
William L. Collins of Delaware faces armed robbery and firearms charges.
James Randall Gwinn of Wytheville is charged as an accessory.
[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


New technology is helping people with hearing disabilities enjoy music concerts.
That's the next story on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And friendly competition makes a return to war-torn Kosovo.
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[HEADPHONES]


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


Modern technology mixes with classical music, and is created for some a brand new music sensation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan;]

[10:47:42]
In Japan, people with hearing difficulties can now listen to live classical music concerts using headphones that have built in hearing aids.
Musicians play into a microphone which is connected to a computer system which then sends signals to the hearing aids in these headphones.
The equipment has been provided by three high-tech companies in Japan.
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[Pristina-football]


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


The only scrimmages these days in Kosovo is on the football field.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pristina, Kosovo;]


For the first time in 10 years an international sports event has been held in Pristina.
A decade ago Yugoslav authorities banned all public gatherings in Kosovo fearing unrest.
The home team ran away with a victory, winning 4 to 3.
But the scars of Kosovo's struggle were evident throughout the match, from the crumbling state of the staduim to the bombed out buildings nearby.
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[Stocks]


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 31 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports, some Roanoke girls are in Europe trying to copy the U.S Women's Soccer team's success.
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[VO-NAT ]


And the Avalanche fought out a double header last night-- find out how they faired when News-7 at Noon returns.
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[COMM BREAK #3]


[S-Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-42]
[GRAPHIC=avalanche]


It was a double header at Salem Memorial last night for the Avalanche and Kinston Indians.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Kinston vs. Salem; :00]


The beautiful people were in the house on the observation deck checking things out.
In the opening game they got to see Jerome Alivizo hit a grand slam to key the 5-to-3 win in the 7th.
In the nightcap, Kinston would come back as Casey Smith singles to center to chase home Jason Fitzgerald to make it a 2-to-nothing game in favor of the Indians.
Still in the fourth with two outs, Osmany Santana would also single to center and
[SUPER=37-Kinston/6/Salem/0/Game Two;]

plate Billy Munoz from second. Kinston takes game two 6 to 0. Salem's lead in the North remains at one game.
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[S-East]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-41 1:36:19]
[GRAPHIC=Big East 20th anniversary]


Virginia Tech might be giving the Big East a gift for its 20th anniversity. The conference is hoping Virginia Tech's will announce later this summer that the Hokies are joining the conference as a full time member.
Discussion between the two parties is continuing, and coach Frank Beamer seems encouraged.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="i think...]

((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH FOOTBALL COACH:))
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Football Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=...gonna happen"]
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-32 2:03:32]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


Florida State is once again looking like the ACC team to beat, but after them it looks wide open.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/1999 Peach Bowl; :00]


UVa is picked third in the ACC.
The Cavs will utilize their strong running game anchored by Thomas Jones, who will come out of the gates running against North Carolina in the season opener September fourth.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="it]
[SUPER=01-Thomas Jones/ACC's Leading Rusher Last Season; :00]
[SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Football Coach; :09]
[SUPER=01-Carl Torbush/North Carolina Coach; :23]
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[OUT Q=....ball game"]
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[S-Stars]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=Soccer]


The Roanoke Stars girls 15 and under soccer team had an exciting week competing in the Gothia Cup tournament in Gothenberg, Sweden. With 64 teams in the event, they won their first four games thanks in part to the scoring of Elizabeth Hale, the team captain.
Although, on Wednesday the team lost for the first time in the quarterfinals 1-to-nothing.
They have advanced farther than any girls team from Roanoke and will now play in Denmark as their 18 days abroad co ntinues.