[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Even as the desperate search for survivors in the rubble continues, the death toll from the Turkey earthquake continues to climb.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And there's been another baby switch at the U-V-A Medical Center.
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Stormy weather overnight brought hail, high winds, and heavy downpours to the region... but not nearly enough relieve drought conditions.
High pressure looks to be setting up for the weekend...that means a return to dry weather.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Baby-Switch]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Baby Swap]


Despite extensive changes in security and newborn I-D procdures, the University of Virginia Medical Center has another switched-baby case on its hands.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that a day-old baby was briefly given to the wrong parents by a hospital worker last month.
The parents who said they got the wrong baby said the mix-up lasted about ten minutes.
The father of the baby said he noticed that his son looked different.
A hospital official disputed some parts of the father's account but said the matter is under investigation.

[Scales]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-30 52:43]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The trial of identical twins accused of murdering a man is now in it's second day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/August 31, 1997; ]


30- year old Richard Bullard died on the dance floor at Arnold's restaurant in Blacksburg two years ago.
Terry and Kerry Scales of Martinsville admit they fired guns inside the restaurant but say they did so out of fear.


[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


They maintain they shot Bullard and wounded another man in self defense.
But prosecutors say the twins should be found guilty -- pointing out the pair immediately fled the scene and discarded the weapons which were later found by police.
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[anchor=Melanie]
[ss=HOLD]


Testimony resumed this morning.


[Yosemite-killer]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


The man suspected of killing four women in and around Yosemite National Park is apologizing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fresno, CA/August 6;]


In a letter sent to a Fresno newspaper, Cary Stayner says he's sorry for causing "pain and sorrow" to so many people.

He also says he wants to sell his story to compensate the victims' families.
Stayner has pleaded innocent to one of the killings.
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[Turkey]


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


The death toll in turkey has now surpassed 10-thousand, as more bodies are dug out of the rubble from the massive earthquake there.
Lisa hughes has the latest on the relief effort.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Northwestern Turkey;]
[SUPER=01-Hattie Babbitt/U. S. AID;]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=cbs news washington.]

(((LOCATOR: NORTHWESTERN TURKEY)
(nats_WIDE SHOT/DAMAGE)

Turkish officials now believe as many as 35-thousand people may be buried beneath the rubble.
(nats_10:18:32 TAPPING SOUNDS)

Rescuers tap into piles of concrete- searching small spaces by hand and with dogs. And when they hear what may be a survivor_they go to work with sledgehammers. This work will continue for several more days. Resucers say it's possible they will find survivors even a week after the earthquake depending on their condition_
(Super: name unavailable so far /Fairfax Co. Search & Rescue

10:28:00 THEIR WILL TO LIVE_THEIR OVERALL CONDITION_HOW THEY'RE INJURED.) This morning_a Hungarian team discovered a three year-old girl. Civilians cheered as they pulled her to safety.
(nats---)

The girl is conscious_in surprisingly good condition. But in this country_one Georgia family is mourning the loss of five relatives_four children and their grandfather visiting relatives in Turkey. The death toll now tops 10-thousand. The U-S Agency for International Development is helping coordinate relief efforts in Turkey_including water purification and immunizations. There is so much damage_so much death_disease could threaten thousands.
(bite: Super: )
(super: Lisa Hughes/Washington)))



[Radford-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


The State Police are investigating an accident in which a Radford police car hit a pedestrian.
It happened about 10:45 last night on Clement Street.
Investigators say Police Officer Charles Italiano apparently choked on something, lost consciousness, and lost control of his car.
A Radford University student, Royce Clayborne, was hit.
The two men were taken to the hospital, but both were treated and released.

[Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-36 TC16:39]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fire]


Forestry officials say that brush fires on Smith Mountain are contained, after three days spent battling them ... and the help of a little rain last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Yesterday;]


30 firefighters and foresters remain there this afternoon, cutting back trees and watching over fires.
Foresters say about a half-inch of rain fell on the mountain last night and this morning.
[SUPER=04-Wednesday Night;]


That, along with backfires set to control the fires the last few nights, has stopped the fire from growing.
About 400 acres have burned since Saturday, when the mountain was struck by lightning.
Firefighters thought they'd extinguished that fire, but it flared up again two days ago.
It could still take several days for the fires to smolder out.
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(Toss to Kimberly)


[WX-One]


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


Let's talk to Kimberly McBroom and see if we can expect any more rain.
(Toss to Kimberly)


[Kimberly in WXCenter]
[WX-Pro=Full]



(toss back to melanie)


[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The U.S News and World Report college rankings are out, still ahead find out how some local schools faired.
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[VO-NAT ]


And he scales tall buildings in a single bound...sort of. Stay tuned for that story later on News 7 at noon.
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[music up full] [comm1]

[Henry-Construction]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-32 TC33:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Roanoke Neighborhood Development Corporation is looking to the community to help raise hundreds of thousands of dollars needed to start construction on Henry Street.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The corporation met with community residents last night asking for their support in raising 375-thousand dollars to start construction on an office building.
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[SOT02:54:54]
[IN Q=Fundraising]

((CHARLES PRICE/ROANOKE NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION: FUNDRAISING IS NOT AN EASY TASK BUT WE KNOW THAT. BUT WE ALSO KNOW THEY'RE INDIVIDUALS OUT THERE AND GROUPS AND FOUNDATIONS AND ORGANIZATION WHO ARE WILLING TO WORK WITH ORGANIZATION SUCH AS OURSELVES.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Price/Neighborhood Dev. Corp.]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=such as ourselves]
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[VO-NAT]


The corporation was originally expecting Roanoke City Council to give them 700-thousand dollars for the project--but when council only gave half that amount-- the corporation was left to raise the rest.
Corporation members hope construction will start within a year..
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[College-Rankings]


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


The latest college rankings from U-S News and World Report are out and U-V-A will have to settle for second.
The University of California at Berkeley beat out U-V-A for the top spot among public universities.
Virignia Tech ranked in the second tier.
Washington and Lee came in 14-th in the national liberal arts colleges category.
Roanoke College ranked fifth among Southern liberal arts colleges.

[escaped-prisoners]


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


Police along Pennsylvania's southeastern border are breathing easier today, now that quadruple murderer has been captured.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Avondale, PA;]

[7:00:14]
Norman Johnston was taken into custody early this, following a car chase and an all-night search, 19 days after he escaped from prison.
Johnson was convicted in 19-80 of killing four teen-agers to cover up a multimillion-dollar burglary ring he ran with his two brothers.
The film ``At Close Range,'' starring Sean Penn, was based on the case. [8:08:40]
Meantime in the northeast corner of the state two other escaped prisoners were also re-captured overnight.
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[SOT]

[8:08;47-8:09;29]
[IN Q=why did you escape?]
[SUPER=01-Michael McCloskey/Recaptured Prisoner;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=at home where everybody goes at night.]
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[VO-NAT]


Killer Michael McCloskey and arsonist Anthony Yang escaped from another state prison Monday.
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[SHEPHERD-EXHUMED]


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


There is a new development in the Sheppard murder case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[7:21:00]
An Ohio prosecutor has ordered the exhumation of Doctor Sam Sheppard's wife, Marilyn.
The prosecutor says he wants his own analysis in preparation for the upcoming wrongful imprisonment lawsuit filed by the doctor's son.
Doctor Sheppard died about 30 years ago.
He was convicted in the brutal 19-54 murder of his wife.. but was granted a retrial by the US Supreme Court and acquitted in 19-66.
The Sheppard murder case inspired "The Fugitive" TV series and movie.
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[Falcon-comeback]


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


About 30 years ago, the world's fastest bird was almost extinct in the U-S.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Paltz, NY;]

[10:13:46]
Today, the peregrine falcon comes off the endangered species list.
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt made the announcement this morning.
The peregrine can reach speeds of more than 200 miles-an-hour when diving to catch prey.
In 19-70, D-D-T and other pesticides had pushed it to the point where only 39 breeding pairs existed in the U-S.
Now, the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service estimates more than 16-hundred breeding pairs of peregrines live in North America.
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[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


When it rains, it pours, at least we hope. Stay with us to see if we'll be seeing any rain this weekend.
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[VO-NAT ]


And he made the General Lee fast and now he has his own museum.
We'll take you there when News 7 at Noon returns.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[Tower-climber]


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


''Spiderman'' was at work today, this time scaling the Sears tower in Chicago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]

[8:31:44]
Spiderman is the nickname given to a French daredevil who likes to climb buildings.
Alain Robert (ul-LAYN' roh-BAYR') was greeted at the top of the 110-story building by police with handcuffs.
But he was not charged.
Robert (roh-BAYR') has made it to the top of more than 30 skyscrapers around the world including the Empire State building.
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[Dukes-Museum]


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


Even if you didn't grow up in the eighties, you probably have heard of the Dukes of Hazard.
Now there's a place in Rappahanock County, where Bo and Luke Duke's mechanic can help you relieve the memory once again.
Kerri Stewart reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat Music]
[SUPER=03-Sperryville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ben Jones/"Cooter"; :54]
[SUPER=01-Kerri Stewart/Reporting; 1:33]
[RUNS=1:56]
[OUT Q=nat clapping]



[Stocks]


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 76 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports-- exactly five years after a devestating crash in Michigan-- Ernie Irvan crashes again.
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[VO-NAT ]


And the W-N-B-A says goodbye to one of its stars.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]


[Irvan]


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


Ernie Irvan crashed this morning during practice for tomorrow's Busch Grand National race at Michigan Speedway.
Rescuers had to cut off the top of his car to get Irvan out after the vehicle slammed into the wall near turn four.
He was reportedly conscious and talking.
He was airlifted to a hospital, but a spokesman for Irvan's racing team says the trip was more a precaution than a necessity.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Brooklyn MI/1994;]


Irvan was nearly killed in a crash at the same speedway exactly five years ago to the day.
He was unconscious for two days after that crash.
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[Perrot]


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


Kim Perrot (peh-RAHT') was considered the heart and soul of the Houston Comets during its first two W-N-B-A seasons.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-WNBA]


The popular point guard died yesterday of lung cancer at age 32.
The team says Perrot died with friends and family by her side.
Perrot was diagnosed with cancer in February and had tumors surgically removed from her brain a few days later.
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[S-Elliott]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-42]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


NBA star Sean Elliott says he's doing great.
He faced reporters in San Antonio yesterday afternoon-- just three days after receiving a new kidney.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX; :00]


He was flanked by his family members, and in particular his older brother Noel, who donated the kidney at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="It's the greatest gift...]
[SUPER=01-Sean Elliott/San Antonio Spurs Forward; :00]
[RUNS=:47]
[OUT Q=too powerful."]
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[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[GRAHIC=NBA]


Besides his Spurs' teammates, Elliott says he has also received calls, flowers or visits from Karl Malone and Scottie Pippen.

[S-Catholic]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-47 (00:04:28)]
[GRAPHIC=FFE Logo]


Roanoke Catholic begins the 1999 football season with a new head coach in Paul Moyer and some decent numbers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


Moyer is familiar with the Catholic program having served as an assistant under John Cooke since 1994, The year the Celtics won the state Independent Conference championship.
The program has always been slim on numbers but the turnout this season is very encouraging for Moyer and his staff.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="Over here...]

((PAUL MOYER/CATHOLIC HEAD COACH))
[SUPER=01-Paul Moyer/Catholic Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=.....can be done."]
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[VO-NAT]


Offensively, this may be the quickest Celtic team in recent years. But Moyer says the defense may be the key to Catholic getting back to the state championship level.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="They know...]

((MOYER:))
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=.....be alright."]
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[VO-NAT]


The Celtics will scrimmage Gretna this afternoon at Victory Stadium.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE BOARD]
And tonight Friday Football Extra kicks off another season.
Join Mike Stevens and the rest of the News-7 Sports crew at 11:35. (-------------)