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[TALENT=Kimberly]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

As many as 400 people are reported dead after a deadly train collision this morning in India.
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[VO-NAT]


It's an age few of us will ever see--
The world's oldest living twins celebrate their 107th birthday.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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News 7 at noon is next.
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[SUPER=@Kimberly1;]
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[India-Trains]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
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Nearly 200 people are dead after two trains collided head-on in eastern India.
Rail officials reportedly suspect a signal failure may have caused this morning's fatal train crash.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Delhi, India;]


The government says the death toll stands at 175.
Station agents in New Dehli have been posting updates throughout the day.
Meanwhile, the United News of India is reporting at least 400 deaths.
Medical officials are said to be having trouble cutting through the wreckage to get to the victims.
Reports say 15 carriages were torn apart, and fire engulfed several coaches.
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[E-Pulaski-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-29 24:22]
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Divers resumed their search this morning for a man who's believed to have drowned in Claytor Lake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]


Investigators say the man and a relative were boating in the Snowville area and jumped in to swim.
When their boat started to float away, the two began swimming toward it.
Investigators say it was around then the man started to have trouble swimming and disappeared.
The area where rescue crews are searching is extremely deep.
That's why state police, who have more experience and equipment than local volunteers, were asked to handle the underwater search.
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((LEE SIMPKINS/SNOWVILLE FIRE CHIEF: WHERE WE'RE LOOKING AT IS IN EXCESS OF A HUNDRED FOOT AND IT IS THE OLD RIVER CHANNEL AND, OF COURSE, NO VISIBILITY EXCEPT WITH THEIR LIGHTS AND STUFF.))
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[VO-NAT]


State police brought in more divers to help with the the search this morning.
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[E-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-20 1:22:15]
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Another drowning search Sunday ended with the discovery of the 37-year-old victim.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]


Alfred Lusk was fishing with relatives in the New River Saturday, near Hazel Hollow Road in Pulaski County.
Investigators say he apparently slipped on a rock and fell in while trying to cross the river. Lusk lived in West Virginia.
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[81-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-24 1:13:47]
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The accident tolls continue to climb on a busy interstate.
Yet another accident on Interstate 81 near the Arcadia exit added to the casualties.
Last night's five vehicle crash sent five people to the hospital.
Joy Sutton has details.
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(( State Police say five vehicles were involved in the accident.
It all started when a car traveling southbound came across the median into the northbound lane,striking another vehicle head-on.
This caused a tractor trailer traveling northbound at the time to hit both the vehicles. A pickup truck was struck in the process.
And a tanker trying to avoid the accident ran into the median an overturned.
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((DONALD DEWALD/TANKER DRIVER: HE JUST SHOT UP ACROSS THE INTERSTATE AND HIT THEM CARS. THERE WAS NO PLACE FOR NOBODY TO GO))
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((DONALD DEWALD/TANKER DRIVER: I WENT ACROSS INTO THE MEDIAN I DID COME UP ON THE LEFT LANE ON THE SOUTHBOUND SIDE. I SEEN TRAFFIC COMING AT ME AND SKIDDED BACK INTO THE MEDIAN))
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Traffic on I-81 northbound was backed-up for several miles, as the vehicles were being removed from the interstate.

Traffic was reduced to one lane for several hours.
Joy Sutton News 7, Botetourt County. ))





[Forest-Fires]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jbi]
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Firefighters are stilling battling two forest fires left over from the weekend in Rockbridge County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]

Lightning caused three fires in the George Washington and Jefferson National forests. 23-acres have burned on Lone Mountain near Buena Vista. And close by--firefighters are continuing to battle the 15-acre Elephant Mountain Fire.
Over 1-hundred firefighters were dispatched to the fires. The U-S forest service hopes to have them under control by late this afternoon.
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[Trash-Suit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-18 1:48:10]
[GRAPHIC=Va Trash Imports]


Virginia says New York City should be dragged into federal court over the state's new trash laws.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Dept. of Environmental Quality]


A federal judge in Richmond will hear arguments today on whether New York should be added to a lawsuit challenging Virginia's new restrictions on out-of-state trash.
Those laws were to take effect July first-- but have been put on hold by the court.
Texas- based Waste Management Incorporated says the laws are a violation of the Constitition's commerce clause.
Attorney General Mark Earley is trying to counter-sue New York for foisting its garbage off on Virginia.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Hillary Clinton answers some very personal qustions. Still ahead on News 7, the First Lady talks about her husband's infidelity.
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[VO-NAT ]


And here's the beef! Britains long scare over Mad Cow Disease appears to be over.
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[Talent=Patrick]

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

[Beef-Ban]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
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After a three-year-ban prompted by a deadly outbreak of mad cow disease... British beef goes back on the world market today.
Richard Roth has the story from London.
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(((Super: File)
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NARR: BRITISH BEEF WAS BANNED ACROSS EUROPE MORE THAN THREE YEARS AGO WHEN SCIENTISTS LINKED B.S.E. - OR MAD COW DISEASE - TO A FATAL BRAIN DISEASE IN HUMANS.
AT HOME AND ABROAD, THE MARKET FOR BRITISH BEEF VANISHED.

SOT ATHUR HARRIOT/BEEF FARMER: the worst thing in the industry by far.

devastating i would say financially and a lot of farmers havent survived. they were run out of the business never to return.

(cooking, etc at barbecue)

NARR: THE FORMAL LIFTING OF THE BAN THIS WEEK FOLLOWS A PROGRAM DESIGNED TO MAKE BRITISH BEEF SAFE AND OVERCOME CONSUMER FEARS BY DESTROYING MORE THAN TWO AND A HALF MILLION HEAD OF CATTLE AND IMPLEMENTING RIGOROUS NEW HYGIENE CONTROLS.
ITS ALREADY WORKED TO RESTORE THE DOMESTIC BEEF MARKET, NOW AS BIG AS IT WAS BEFORE THE BAN.

SOT JOSIE ALLEN/ FARMER: we know its the best there is.


NARR: BUT WHILE FARMERS AND INDUSTRY OFFICIALS STAGED A BARBECUE TO CELEBRATE, THERES LITTLE HOPE OF QUICKLY RECOVERING A LOST MARKET. GERMAN AND FRENCH MEAT SELLERS ARE STILL SUSPICIOUS OF BRITISH BEEF, AND THE STRICT NEW CONTROLS WILL MAKE THE IMPORTED MEAT EXPENSIVE.
IN BRITAIN, THE BAN - AND THE EFFORTS TO MAKE BEEF HERDS SAFE - HAVE ALREADY COST TAXPAYERS CLOSE TO SIX BILLION DOLLARS.
RICHARD ROTH CBS NEWS LONDON.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
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The editor of "Talk" Magazine says Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke candidly about her marriage because she's frustrated the "world doesn't undersand her".
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[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Editor Tina Brown says the First lady wants people to know who she is, as she considers a run for New York's Senate seat.
In the article, Mrs. Clinton says she was caught completely off guard by the President's affair with Monica Lewinsky.
She also blamed incidents and pschological trauma during Bill Clinton's childhood as likely reasons that he's been un-faithful as an adult.
The premiere issue of "Talk" magazine comes out this week.
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[Hostage-Clarification]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jke]
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A Montgomery County businessman wants his friends and customers to know that the domestic dispute and police standoff that made the news yesterday involved ANOTHER man with the same name.
The story did NOT involve the Daniel Meredith who owns Frank H. Wills & Sons Paving company. [Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The heat wave is over, but there any rain in the picture? Patrick Evans has our weather story just ahead.
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And there's too much rain in this picture, as floods cause big problems in several countries.
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[Clinton-Drought]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Drought 4601]


President Clinton today announced emergency drought assistance for farmers in West Virginia and several other states affected by drought.
The announcement at the White House came as U-S Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman toured an Eastern West Virginia farm wilting under this summer's drought.


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
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Asia has been hit hard by flooding...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chanthaburi, Thailand;]


More than 32- thousand people have been affected by floods in an eastern province of Thailand.
Three were reportedly killed, and one is still missing after two days of heavy rain.
Police and naval units helped evacuate people from their homes.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE][Korea-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seoul, South Korea;]


And in South Korea, more than a dozen people are dead and many others missing after heavy rains triggered floods and landslides.
Muddy water forced thousands of residents in several towns and villages to leave their homes.
Government officials say the death toll could rise once communications are restored with isolated areas.
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[2India-Trains]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=News7atNoon]


The first pictures are now in from India, where nearly 200 people are dead after two trains collided head.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-India;]


Rail officials reportedly suspect a signal failure may have caused this morning's fatal train crash.
The government says the death toll stands at 175.
Meanwhile, the United News of India is reporting at least 400 deaths.
Medical officials are said to be having trouble cutting through the wreckage to get to the victims.
Reports say 15 carriages were torn apart, and fire engulfed several coaches.
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[S-Coast]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-41 1:43:12]
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Despite the Carolina Panthers diappointing finish in the NFL, they are ready to regroup under new head coach George Seifert. Steve Mason has this report.
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[SUPER=01-William Floyd/Played Five Years with 49ers; :44]
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[SUPER=01-George Seifert/Panthers Head Coach; 1:48]
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[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-37 (1:23:47)]
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Brent Geiberger wins his first tournament on the P-G-A tour and he does it in record fashion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cromwell, CT/CBS Sports; :]


Geiberger closed the Greater Hartford Open with a 3 under par 67. His total of 262, 18 under par was four shots better than the old tournament mark.
His finished three shots ahead of Skip Kendall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Priddis, Alberta/ESPN; :]


The L-P-G-A tour was in Canada for the Du Maurier Classic.
Karrie Webb came from five shots back to win the event. She shot 66, 6 under par to beat third rould leader Laura Davies by Two shots.
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[S-Malone]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
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He brings a whole meaning to most valuable player.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA]


Karl Malone signed a four year deal worth 67 million dollars. That's the maximum under the N-B-A Salary Cap rules.
The new collective bargaining agreement allows Malone to receive 14 million dollars next season plus annual 12 per cent raises over the next three seasons.
Malone was the leagues M-V-P last season.
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[S-Orioles]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
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[WRITER=rst]
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Mike Mussina pitched a three hitter but it was wasted as Seattle beats Baltimore 3 to 1.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA/KSTW; :]


The two hooked up at Safeco field yesterday afternoon.
Mussina had a no hitter working through six here he strikes out Jay Buhner.
The Orioles scored in the bottom of the sixth Delino Deshields hits a line drive to left field scoring Harold Banes and it was 1 to nothing Baltimore.
[SUPER=35-Seattle/2/Baltimore/1/;]


The score was tied 1 to 1 until the 8-th Dan Wilson lays down the bunt Jeff Conine makes the play but throws it away and first a run scores and the Mariners win it 2 to 1.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-29 (2:00:00)]
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Gerald Williams hit a grand slam and Chipper Jones homered twice as the Braves went on to beat the Phillies 12 to 4.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/WTBS; :]


The Pettys, Richard, Kyle and Adam were honored at Turner Field throwing out the first pitch.
Philadelphia would score 4 in the bottom of the first. Scott Rolen hits this double off the wall in centerfield scoring two of those runs in the inning.
[SUPER=35-Atlanta/12/Philadelphia/4/;]


But Williams broke the game open in the fourth when he hits this Grand slam over the left field wall and the Braves go on to win it 12 to 4.
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[WebWatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=Webwatch]
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A new kind of WebCam has gone world wide..
and the internet industry offers a new alternative to watching the web..
Eric Earnhart has details in this week's "WebWatch".
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(( [intro]
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It's a major effort by the internet industry to police itself.
GetNetWise is sponsored by the Internet Education Foundation.
It includes a four parts... a safety guide for parents.
Tools for families, including links to filtering and monitering software.
Kid-friendly education and entertainment sites.
and online emergency links, telling you who to call or e-mail if you suspect trouble.

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[IN Q=there is no]

((ERNIE ALLEN/NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN; THERE IS NO OTHER PLACE ON LINE THAT PROVIDES PARENTS WITH THIS MUCH INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO RESPOND IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.))
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[OUT Q=of an emergency]



Links to Getnetwise will be included on most major U.S. based internet access sites.


Information about Community Services in the Roanoke Valley is online at the Council of Community Services website.

Learn more about programs such as the Aids Council, Volunteer Roanoke Valley, the Family Violence Council and several child care programs.
There's also a new community calender so you can keep track of the various meetings and events.
You've seen webcam sites where you watch people on their computers... Well this site CLAIMS to be watching you, clicking a picture of you while you look into the screen. We'll let you find out for yourself if it really works... don't forget to fix your hair first.
For links to all these sites, click on WebWatch, on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ-7-dot-com.))


[Twins-107]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
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And finally this afternoon...
They were born in 18-92, but they're still putting down their roots....
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sapporo, Japan/Sunday;]


The world's oldest twins celebrated their 107th birthday yesterday by planting a tree.
Twins Kin, in the wheelchair and Gin are considered national treasurers in Japan...a society which highly regards the elderly.
The two ladies have been in the national spotlight since turning 100...showing up on various Japanese T-V shows and commercials.
And talk about having lots of wallet photos....between them they have 16 children, 11 grandchildren, and 14 great(------------) - grandchildren.