[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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Ahead, on News 7 at Noon, tens of thousands are without power, two people are dead in a car crash, and the entire coast of North Carolina remains under a hurricane warning.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And out west they continue to battle raging wildfires.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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News 7 at noon is next.

[Dennis]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Two deaths in North Carolina are being blamed on Hurricane Dennis.
But the eye is still moving slowly to the northeast, just dragging the edge of hurricane-force winds along the coast.
The eye is now about 70-miles south- south- east of Cape Lookout, North Carolina.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Ellen/Starlink]


It's just across the sound in the Atlantic Beach- Morehead City area that we find Ellen Qualls.
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[SUPER=01-Jerry Jolly/Martinsville Tourist; ]
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[WX-One]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
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(Ellen tosses to Patrick in CK)
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(toss back to Melanie)



[City-Water]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=99-25 TC1:22:58]
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Roanoke city officials were hoping for some beneficial rain from Hurricane Dennis.
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Now that tropical moisture falling into Carvin's Cove is unlikely this time around, city officials are watching for any other possible sources of rain.
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[SOT 10:36:53]
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((DIANE AKERS/ACTING ASST. CITY MANAGER: WELL, IT'S TERRIBLE TO HOPE FOR A HURRICANE, BUT OBVIOUSLY, WE WANTED THE RAIN FROM THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Diane Akers/Acting Asst. City Manager;]
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Recent downpours raised the water level at Carvin's Cover a little last week.
But the level dropped again over the weekend.
As of this morning, it stands at 28-point-seven- feet below the spillway.
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[CA-FIRES]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
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While the southeastern U-S worries about a Hurricane, out west they're fighting fires.
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[SUPER=03-Near San Bernadino, CA;]

[4:06:07]
Some two-thousand acres have burned in California's San Bernadino National Forest.
That fire is now 50 percent contained.
Near Los Angeles, another blaze has charred over 16-thousand acres.
Meanwhile, an autopsy is scheduled today on the body of firefighter who was found at the scene of a fire near Santa Barbara.
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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]

[Church-fire]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[7;10:24]
Massachusetts authorities suspect arson as the cause of a fire that tore through a downtown block last night.
About a dozen buildings were destroyed including a Catholic Church.
Nearly 100 firefighters were called to fight the massive blaze.
Five had to be treated for smoke inhalation.
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[ATV-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
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A Virginia State Trooper was killed yesterday when his all-terrain vehicle crashed.
Allen Buzzard was riding on a gravel road just over the Highland County line in West Virginia when his A-T-V hit a tree.
Buzzard died at the scene.
He'd been with the State Police for ten years.
Earlier in his career, he was a police officer in Buena Vista.

[Phone-wars]


[ANCHOR=mel]
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[WRITER=mel]
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A-T-and-T is about to launch the latest offensive in the battle for long distance callers.
The Wall Street Journal reports A-T-and-T will offer a seven cents a minute plan for interstate long distance calls, 24 hours a day.
Sprint and M-C-I WorldCom recently announced five cents a minute calling during off- peak hours.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


There's help for people addicted to the internet, and of course it's on the web.
Find out more in Webwatch.
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[VO-NAT ]


And it's been two years since the death of "England's Rose."
Find out how Brittons are remembering Diana when News-7 at Noon returns.
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[christiansburg-Body]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Christiansburg police still have not released the name of the man found dead over the weekend on a nieghborhood street.
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A passing motorist discovered the man yesterday morning on North Harless Street.
It happened a few feet away from Clara Hopkins' House.
Her son John says someone may be trying to send a message to the neighborhood.
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((JOHN HOPKINS: IT'S LIKE SOMEONE IS TRYING TO TELL US SOMETHING, THIS NEIGHBORHOOD MAY BE QUIET. BUT THERE IS PEOPLE IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD WHO DON'T WANT IT QUIET))
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The Hopkins family says they hope authorities will figure out what happened and who is responsible.
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[Wythe-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=jha]
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A 22-year old man faces murder charges in Wytheville.
Jason Sanders Wolfe was arrested after deputies answered a disturbance call in the Stony Fork area of Wythe County.
They found 23-year-old Michael Wayne Alderman beaten to death.
Wolfe is being held in the New River Regional Jail without bond.

[Diana-anniv]


[ANCHOR=mel]
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[WRITER=mel]
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Tomorrow marks the second anniversary of the Paris car crash that killed Princess Diana.
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[10;08:26]
There are no official memorials planned for tomorrow's anniversary, in contrast to last year's special royal and public services.
Still... people who wanted to commemorate Diana... have come to Kensington Palace to leave flowers, balloons, cards, and prayers outside the palace gate.
Over the weekend Singer Elton John called for a permanent memorial to Diana.
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[Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
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Changes in a Roanoke medical group has some viewers concerned about the future of health care.
Assignment editor Joe McKean has the story in News-7's Feedback.
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((The doctors at Carilion Internal Medicine are leaving, one telling us he was forced to leave. Carilion said this wasn't "an adversarial process", that the company is just trying to keep up with changes in healthcare administration.
A viewer from Hardy [J. Gordon] wrote:
"The recent dismissal of the doctors at Internal Medicine has just left me completely bewildered. We, as the public, are expected to pay (high) prices for health care to Carilion and all like it. These doctors were released because they made the ill fated mistake of spending too much time with their patients. When I am Ill, I want my doctor's full attention. Yes, it may take longer because he or she is spending that same quality time with the patient before me, but I know that my time is coming...To the giants of Carilion, I ask you, what will you think when this happens to you or your loved one?"
We welcome your comments on our news coverage or issues of public concern and interest.
Send your letters to News-7, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
If you prefer to send a fax, the number is 540-343-7269.
Our e-mail address is news@wdbj7.com.
And be sure to check out our moderated on-line forum at our web site, wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7. ))


[S-Nations-Bank]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
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Nations Bank has a new name and a new look-- Bank of America.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The 10 Nations Bank offices in Roanoke officially make the change today.
New signs are up throughout the city reflecting the merger between NationsBank and the BankAmerica Corporation.
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[WebWatch]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=eea]
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If you get your health information from the internet-- beware.
And if you like to snack, have we got a web site for you.
Eric Earnhart has the details in Web Watch.
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Researchers at the University of Michigan looked for online information about one particular form of cancer... and found many sites listing experimental treatment... six percent were misleading or completely wrong.
Doctors conclude patients CAN find good medical information online, if they use caution.

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((DR. SYBIL BIERMAN/UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN CANCER CENTER; OVERALL WE FOUND IT WAS PRETTY GOOD INFORMATION, HOWEVER WE FOUND SOME SERIOUS MIS-INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET THAT COULD BE QUITE SCARY TO PARENTS OF PATIENTS WHO HAD THIS PARTICULAR CANCER.))

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Are you addicted to the internet? You can find out, online. The Center for On Line Addiction has an internet addiction test that will tell you if you've got a problem... if you do, they'll tell you how to get help.

If you're addicted to snack-food, this site could be a problem... snax-dot-com devoted to all things salty and crunchy.... check out the recipe page... make some potato-chip chicken, or potato chip and pretzel pie. And visit the history site and pay homage to the inventer of the chip... a New York cook who discovered them while playing a joke on a grumpy customer.

Burn off those calories with a little safari... At Africa-Dot-Com, journey through a huge photo-gallery, filled with breathtaking images, check out a live view of Capetown's Table Mountain, or hit the map and plan a real safari.

For links to these sites, click on WebWatch on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ-seven-dot-com.))

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead on News-7 at Noon, Patrick Evans will have the latest update on Dennis.
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[VO-NAT ]


And thousands of fans are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Beatles and a new and improved Yellow Submarine.

Stay with us.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Nearly two years after he was convicted of trespassing during an anti-abortion rally at E-C Glass high school, John Reyes (RAY-S) will be reporting to jail tomorrow.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


Reyes was sentenced to six months in jail for the November 10, 1997 incident. Operation Rescue director, Rev. Flip Benham served a similar jail term last year for his role in the rally. Benham and his followers were back in Lynchburg this morning for a rally in support of Reyes. Rev Benham blasted Judge Richard Miller for giving Reyes jail time on a misdemeanor first offense. Benham also confronted School Superintendent Jim McCormick whom he blames for Reyes' arrest and conviction. Reyes is scheduled to report to jail at three p-m tomorrow.
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[Beatles-40]


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Thousands of fans are gathering in Liverpool, England to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the city's favorite sons, the Beatles.
Mark Phillips takes us along for a wild ride.
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((: 'Yellow Submarine'/Subafilms
(Yellow Submarine clips)

In case you missed it, today is Yellow Submarine day in Liverpool... the day the sub and the film of the same name get relaunched. The new visually enhanced, musically remastered version of the film that the Beatles actually had very little to do with is being premiered this evening. The Beatles voices were in fact performed by other actors. But the films producers think there's a market today for the psychedelic colors and bell bottoms.
(Video from Apple Records/MGM)
(SOT Bruce Markeo -- Film Producer)

I really think this film has tremendous potential. There's a whole new generation of people who have never seen, of young children, you know Beatles fans.
(All You Need Is Love/Clips)

Its been just over three decades since the Beatles liberated Pepperland from the music- hating Blue Meanies with their irresistible combination of music and love. But that, plus a dollop of Liverpudlian wit worked then and might work again.
(Remixing)

It fell to recording technician Peter Cobbin to remix the films music -- kind of like getting to re-edit the bible of pop.
(Video from CBS)
(SOT Peter Cobbin -- Recording Technician)

I dont think there would be a recording engineer in the world who wouldn't actually kill to actually be doing what I have done so from that point of view its been a privilege. Yellow Submarine goes on general release in a couple of weeks but its primarily directed at the home DVD market. Its be hard to miss. Even the US postal service has coincidentally gotten in on the act -- issuing a yellow submarine stamp. Paul seems touched.
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(SOT Paul McCartney/Ex-Beatle)

You know like Ill send lots of letters to people with little submarines on them. ... huge honor. The producers are hoping the re-launch of the good ship Yellow Submarine is once again -- a huge hit. MP CBS News London.
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THE RE-MASTERED "YELLOW SUBMARINE" WILL BE RELEASED WORLD-WIDE IN FEBRUARY. IT WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON HOME-VIDEO.. AND HIGH-TECH D-T-V.))

[Stocks]


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On Wall Street just after Noon, the Dow was DOWN 79 points.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports-- the eyes of the tennis world are on Flushing Meadows, New York this afternoon as the U-S Open gets underway.
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And the team picked to top the Hokies in the Big East opens its season with a big upset.
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[US-Open]


[ANCHOR=PAtrick]
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The U-S Open is underway.
Play began at eleven this morning.
Third-ranked Venus Williams will be in action during the day session.
She's a favorite on the women's side, after winning five titles this year and thrashing Lindsay Davenport in the finals of the Pilot Pen International on Saturday.
Top-ranked Martina Hingis plays in the night session that begins at 7:30.
On the men's side, Pete Sampras is seeking a record 13-th Grand Slam championship even though he's been bothered by a hip flexor.

[S-College]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-34 (2:00:56)]
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U-V-A and Virginia Tech are moving up in the Associated Press Rankings.
Virginia moved up one spot to 23rd after North Carolina State's upset of Texas.
Tech climbed two spots to eleventh, thanks to losses by Arizona and Ohio State.
The Hokies got a chance to see Miami last night, the team picked to finish ahead of them in the Big East.
The number 12 ranked Hurricanes knocked off 9-th ranked Ohio State in the Kickoff Classic 23 to 12.
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[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/ABC Sports; :]


The Buckeyes running out of the tunnel on to the field at the Meadowlands.
Miami would take the early lead. In the first quarter James Jackson takes the handoff cuts out to the sideline and slides into the end zone for the 40 yard touchdown to make it 7 to nothing Canes.
But the Buckeyes would come back and take the lead when Steve Wisiniweski goes to the air and hits Austin Morehead on the 5 yard touchdown pass play to make it 9 to 7 Ohio State.
[SUPER=36-Miami/23/Ohio St./12/;]


After a Buckeye fumble, Miami quarterback Kenny Kelly rolls out on the bootleg and scores the touchdown and the Canes upset the Buckeyes 23 to 12.
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[S-Green]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-39 (1:59:48)]
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St. Louis Rams quarterback Trent Green is out for the season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/KMOV; :]


Green suffered two torn ligaments in his left knee near the end of a 24 to 21 exhibition win over San Diego.
Green was acquired from Washington in the off season.
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