[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Four people are hospitalized in Ohio after a knife attack aboard an Amtrak train.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a Montgomery County jury resumes deliberations in the murder trial of twin brothers. (/////////////)
[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Scales]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#99-30 TC1:06:51]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A jury in Montgomery County is still deliberating the case involving the twin brothers accused of murder.
The panel resumed deliberations this morning.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Teresa/Microwave]


Teresa Hamilton is at the Montgomery County courthouse in Christiansburg where family and friends of both the victim and defendants have been awaiting word.
[Live=Teresa Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]
[SUPER=05-Christiansburg;]
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(Rollcue:fate of two defendants.)
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[VO-NAT]

[***TERESA'S MIKE HOT***]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Yesterday;]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUTQ=Paul Shoemaker]
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[Live=Teresa Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Christiansburg;]
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[Double Boxes=Melanie and Teresa/Microwave]



[Fulcher]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mike Fulcher]


Attorneys at the prison-drug peddling trial of Mike Fulcher are still giving closing arguments.
The jury may get that case later today.

[jones-trial]


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


The verdict has been reached in the Jenny Jones Murder trial.
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[10:13;27-38]
[IN=Read the verdict form, second...]
[SUPER=03-Pontiac, MI;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT=guilty, use of firearm, guilty.]
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[VO-NAT]


This is the second time Jonathan Schmitz has been found guilty of murder in the shooting death of a fellow quest on the Jenny Jones Talk show.
The first verdict in 199-96 was thrown out because of errors in jury selection.
Schmitz will be sentence September 14th.
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[Train-stabbing]


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


A train ride through Ohio this morning turned bloody.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Olnsted Falls, OH;]

[10:01:46]
A passenger aboard an Amtrak train stabbed another passenger and two crew members.
The knife wielding man was also wounded when passengers wrestled the knife from him.
All four are hospitalized.
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[SOT]

[9;16;27-43]
[IN Q=we have him in custody....]
[SUPER=01-Chief Dennis McCafferty/Olmsted Township Police Dept.;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=talking to them.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police say it doesn't appear that the suspect knew his victims.
One of them is hospitalized in critical condition.
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[Appomattox-Schools]


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


The Appomattox County School Board wants to post the Lord's Prayer in county schools.
The school board's attorney advised the board that it would be illegal to do so, but they've directed the superintendent to come up with a plan to post the prayer at the county's four public schools.
Nearly 200 people attended a board meeting last week to urge the adoption of a moment of silence in schools and posting the prayer.
The Reverend Jerry Childress, a minister who has organized Sunday prayer vigils outside the schools, says Virginia law allows school systems to have a moment of silence at the beginning of the school day.

[Carvins-Cove]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-40 TC21:24]
[GRAPHIC=Drought]


It hasn't happened in months. Carvins Cove actually rose a little bit in the last 24 hours.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove]


Roanoke water officials say the Cove's level this morning is 28-point-5 feet below full pond. That means the level rose two-tenths of a foot from yesterday's reading.
Recent rains are credited for the increase at Roanoke's main water source, but this is hardly enough to ease the continuing water shortage.
Even with the slight rise in water levels, tighter water restrictions are still just one-and-a-half feet away.
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[Water-Restrictions]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Water Restrictions]


In fact, 36 Virginia communities are under water restrictions according to the state health department.
10 water systems have imposed mandatory water conservation.
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[Take Pinnacle 1010]
They include Roanoke City, The Marrowbone Service area of Henry County, the Town of Amherst and the City of Bedford. [Next Page-1011]
26 systems ask customers to voluntarily curtail water use .. including Buena Vista, Chatham, Boones Mill and the Marlville Water Corporation in Giles County.
(++++++++)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=Drought]


Meanwhile across the border in North Carolina, the Department of Agriculture has declared all 100 counties drought disaster areas.

(Toss to Patrick)



[WX-One]


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


Let's talk to Patrick Evans to see if anymore rain is in our forecast.
[Patrick in WX Center]
[WXPro=Full]



(Toss back to Melanie)


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


Roller coaster riders in California spend hours upside down-- that's next on the newscast.
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[VO-NAT ]


And rain could be the cause of a fire that left a smoldering cloud of smoke over Roanoke.
Those stories and more are still ahead on News7.
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[music up full] [comm1]

[amusement-park]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=King's Dominion]


The Shockwave roller coaster at Kings Dominion reopened today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Doswell;]

[99-20]
It's been closed since Monday night, after a 20 year old man was killed on the ride.
An official with Paramount Parks says its reopening the standup roller coasters because an investigation shows the accident was the result of rider misconduct.
[SUPER=03-Vallejo, CA;]

[10:11:15]
Meantime, in California yesterday dozens of passengers were trapped for several hours on a roller coaster at Marine World.
Some passengers were left hanging at a 45 degree angle as temperatures hovered around 100 degrees.
(//////sot///////)
[IN=I was scared to death...]

[10:12:37-45]
[SUPER=07-Danielle Williams;]
[runs=:06]
[OUT=calm down, calm down.]
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[VO-NAT]


Five people were taken to the hospital to be treated for heat exhaustion.
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[WACO]


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


The F-B-I is asking itself a lot of questions about the last day of the standoff with the Branch Davidian cult in Waco.
The bureau wants to know why it took six years to admit publicly that its agents may have fired potentially flammable tear gas canisters into the compound occupied by the cult.
Attorney General Janet Reno and F-B-I director Louis Freeh (LOO'-ee free) have ordered a fresh investigation into what happened at the compound April 19th, 1993.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[9:16;27-43]
[IN Q=AT THIS TIME...]
[SUPER=01-Janet Reno/U. S. Attorney General;]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC..]
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[anchor=Melanie]
[SS=None]


G-O-P lawmakers say they plan to launch new hearings into the 51-day standoff.

[Child-survivors]


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


In Turkey... the death toll now stands at more than 13-thousand from last week's massive earthquake... with some 200-thousand homeless.
Conditions remain desperate and heavy rain is hampering recovery operations.
For the smallest victims, life is especially difficult.
Randall Pinkston reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[10;02:54]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Istanbul, Turkey; :00]
[SUPER=01-Randall Pinkston/Reporting; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:56]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS ISTANBUL, TURKEY.]

((NAT OPEN: Man clown walks in, says something in turkish VO1. THERE'S NOTHING LIKE A CLOWN TO BRIGHTEN A CHILD'S DAY. FOR THE YOUNGEST VICTIMS OF TURKEYS DARKEST HOURS, LAUGHTER IS JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED. LITTLE ISMAIL CIMEN WAS BURIED IN THE RUBBLE OF HIS HOME FOR 110 HOURS.. IT WAS DARK, HE CRIED AND CALLED FOR HIS MOTHER, BUT NO ONE CAME UNTIL HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW FOUND HIM. VOICE OF DR NIL ARISOY, PROF OF PEDIATRICS (translating for brother in law, cover part with pix of Ismail): I had seen him under the rubble, yes. I saw his finger, moving his finger VO2: (Monday pix) RESCUE CREWS PULLED ISMAIL OUT OF THE COLLAPSED BUILDING ... HE STILL DOESN'T KNOW HIS FATHER AND THREE SISTERS DIED THERE... HE'S STILL IN SHOCK.. BUT FOR A FEW MINUTES, DR. PINKY AND HER PARTNER HELPED HIM SMILE AGAIN . VO3: IN THE NEXT BED, MURAT OCSCAN tried to IGNORE THE COLORFUL VISITORS TO HIS WARD... HE WAS TRAPPED FOR MORE THAN A HUNDRED HOURS.
(07)

Voice of DR. ARISOY: 145342 He was real depressed, he is still depressed, he lost a brother. VO4: HIS MOTHER IS IN SHOCK TOO...(03)
SOT: She says its hard//59 11 I don feel anything.

VO5: THE CLOWNS DON'T GIVE UP.. AND SOON, MURAT IS SMILING, TOO... THE FIRST TIMES , HIS MOTHER SAYS, SINCE HE WAS RESCUED. ACROSS THE HALL, 16-YEAR OLD SUNA INCEKAR CAME OUT AFTER 4 DAYS... SHE SMILES.. BUT OFTEN STARES INTO SPACE... HER MOTHER, BROTHER AND SISTER DIED IN THE EARTH QUAKE. Randall on cam bridge: THE CHILDREN OF THE EARTHQUAKE REPRESENT TURKEYS GREATEST AGONY... MANY OF THE YOUNG SURVIVORS ARE ORPHANS... THOUSANDS MORE WHO HAVE THEIR PARENTS, HAVE NO HOMES.. NO SCHOOLS.. NO PLAYGROUNDS... NONE OF THE THINGS THAT MOST CHILDREN TAKE FOR GRANTED. VO6: AND SOME HAVE LOST HOPE: RPQ: WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES YOUR DREAMS FOR THE FUTURE?? VO7; SUNA SAID HER DREAM IS TO FORGET EVERYTHING.. DOCTORS EXPECT ALL OF THE CHILDREN WILL RECOVER FROM THEIR PHYSICAL INJURIES... BY THE PSYCHOLOGICAL DAMAGE WILL SHAPE THEIR LIVES FOREVER... RP, CBS NEWS, ISTANBUL.))

[Junkyard-Fire]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rsp]
[TAPE#=99-32 TC39:04]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Two-thousand dollars worth of old cars were damaged in yesterday's junk yard fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The fire that burned for two hours yesterday at Star City Auto Parts was caused by a spark from a blowtorch that set a pool of gasoline on fire.
The recent rain storms are blamed for spreading the fuel from cars through the yard.
Firefighters had a hard time reaching the fire because of the fear of exploding gas tanks.
About 40 old cars were destroyed.
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[Rape-Prevention]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Rape is a widespread problem on college campuses and it often involves drinking.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]

A date rape survivor told freshmen at Randolph Macon Woman's College that drinking accounts for over half the sexual assaults at colleges. Allyson Kurker spoke about her graduation night when she was sexually assaulted.
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[SOT 19:26:33]
[IN Q=It wasn't]

((ALLYSON KURKER/RAPE SURVIVOR: IT WASN'T GRUESOME, THERE WEREN'T WEAPONS, THERE WAS NO THREAT. THERE WAS SIMPLY A FRIEND OF MINE HOLDING ME AGAINST MY WILL TRYING TO HAVE SEX WITH ME.))
[SUPER=01-Allyson Kurker/Rape Survivor]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=with me.]
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[VO-NAT]

School administrators think it's important to include sexual assault awareness programs during the first few weeks of school. The introduction of more freedom and accessibility to alcohol make women more vulnerable.
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[SOT 19:39:37]
[IN Q=Young women]

((SARA JEAN WAGGONER/ORIENTATION CHAIRPERSON: YOUNG WOMEN, WHEN THEY'RE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED -- THEY'RE AFRAID TO TALK. I THINK A PROGRAM LIKE THIS ENCOURAGES THEM TO TALK -- ENCOURAGES THEM TO COME OUT WITH IT.))
[SUPER=01-Sara Jean Waggoner/Orientation Chairperson;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=with it.]
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[VO-NAT]

State law requires every college to include education on both sexual assault and alcohol for incoming freshman.
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[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead on News-7, we'll check out the three big storms hovering off the east coast.
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[VO-NAT ]


And it's not your average pet rock... a Japanese company has revolutionized the household pet.
We'll show you the latest invention coming up.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[Robot]


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


Like something out of a science fiction film, the robot may soon become the latest addition to the average family household.
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[VO-NAT]


A Japanese Electronics company has unveiled a series of robots that have the ability to speak, sing and even recognize and distinguish different human faces and voices.
Measuring around a foot tall, it's easy to think the R-100 would make an ideal pet.
But the R-100 can do a lot more.
The computer chip inside allows the robot to understand some 3-hundred phrases.
As well as being able to follow voice command.
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[Stocks]


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 39 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports-- don't expect to see Derrick Cope driving at Bristol this weekend.
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[VO-NAT ]


And Virginian Ricky Rudd is at a crossroads in his NASCAR career.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]



[S-Rudd]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-48 (7:22)]
[GRAPHIC=Cope]


NASCAR driver Derrike Cope is out of a job. Cope and the Number 30 Pontiac team have mutually agreed to end their relationship effectively immediately.
Cope has missed half of this season's 22 races. He has only made one race so far in the second half of the season.

Team officials are looking for a driver for this weekend's race in Bristol.
[GRAPHIC=Ricky Rudd]


Meanwhile Ricky Rudd's future is also up in the air.
Roy Stanley caught up with the fan favorite yesterday in Lynchburg.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Rudd was...]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :13]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Rudd/#10 Tide Ford; :27]
[SUPER=@Roy2; :43]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=.....news 7 sports."]
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[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=PAtrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-46]
[GRAPHIC=FRIDAY FOOTBALL EXTRA]


Week one of the high school football season kicks off tomorrow night around the region.
One of the contests Friday Football Extra will have for you on opening will feature the defending Division Four champs from Salem taking on Brookville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bridgewater/Last December; :00]


But I warn you - be careful about calling Salem - the defending State Champ. While the City and its resident like to brag about such things, the coaches are quick to point out that the 18 seniors that anchored the team and beat Lafayette for the title have graduated.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="Well, the guys...]
[SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=....THEY'RE NOT."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]


One guy who is back from that team is running back Dennis Haley.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="Well, everybody....]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Haley/Salem Senior; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=....GAME BY GAME.']
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[S-Braves]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-42]
[GRAHIC=BRAVES/REDS]


Greg Maddux will miss tomorrow's start against St. Louis because of fluid in his injured right wrist. Maddux chipped a bone in the wrist while diving for a popup last weekend.
The Braves also learned yesterday that reliever Rudy Seanez (SEE'-uh-nehz) could be out for the year due to a stress fracture in his pitching elbow.
Seanez has been one of the Braves' top middle-relievers this season.
Yesterday, the Braves once again made quick work of the Cincinnati Reds.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/MLB-Fox; :00]


Things started out poorly for the Braves yesterday as the Reds' Mike Cameron led off the game with his 17th homerun of the season to right field.
But Tom Glavine would settle down and pitch seven strong innings, while Andruw Jones got the game winning hit with this 3-run shot that bounces off the top of the wall in left just past Greg Vaughn's glove.
[SUPER=35-Cincinnati/2/Atlanta/5;]


The Braves have beaten the Reds 6 straight times. (------------)