[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Actor and Wise native George C. Scott is dead at the age of 71.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And in Blacksburg, they're preparing for a crush of traffic for tonight's Tech-Clemson match-up.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[School-Violence]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#99-40 TC31:54]
[GRAPHIC=School Safety]


Police and school officials say it will help students keep their schools safe.
A new crime line program kicks off today -- it's a direct phone line for students to report threats they hear at school.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave]


Scott Goldberg is at the meeting where police are explaining Crime Line and how students will use it.
[Live=Scott Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Scott1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
(ad-lib)
(Rollcue:a student tipster's name.)
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[IN Q=they won't be ]
[SUPER=01-Jim Joyce/Roanoke Valley Crime Line]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=problems for themselves]
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[Live=Scott Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
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[Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave]
(QUESTION: Scott, where does the reward money come from?)



[Scott-obit]


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


Legendary actor George C. Scott has died in California at the age of 71.
There is no word yet on the cause of death.
Scott was born in Wise and is best known for his movie portrayal of a World War Two General George S. Patton.
Bobbi Harley takes a look back at his film and stage career.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-"Patton"/20th Century Fox; :00]
[SUPER=01-George C. Scott/1982; :30]
[SUPER=03-"Dr. Strangelove"/Columbia Pictures; :42]
[SUPER=03-"Inherit The Wind"/Royale Theatre; 1:02]
[SUPER=03-"Gloria"/Columbia Pictures; 1:20]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=CBS News, NY.]

(((NATZ OF SCOTT AS PATTON)
(SUPER: PATTON/TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX)

GEORGE C. SCOTT WAS A STAR BEFORE THE FILM "PATTON" CAME ALONG IN 19-70. BUT IT WAS HIS INSPIRED PERFORMANCE IN THE TITLE ROLE THAT CATAPULTED HIM TO HOLLYWOOD'S UPPER ECHELON.
(SHORT NATZ OF PATTON)


SCOTT WILL BE REMEMBERED...NOT JUST FOR HIS OSCAR WINNING PERFORMANCE, BUT ALSO FOR HIS EQUALLY STARTLING REFUSAL TO ACCEPT THE TROPHY.
SOT: GEORGE C. SCOTT, 1982

"I NEVER WANTED TO INDULGE IN THAT SWEATY COMPETITIVE, BY-PLAY THAT ONE SEES, THAT'S WHY I WITHDREW."
(NATZ OF DR. STRANGELOVE)
(SUPER: DR. STRANGELOVE/COLUMBIA PICTURES)

BESIDES PATTON, SCOTT ONCE LISTED THE 19-64 CLASSIC, DR. STRANGELOVE AS ONE OF HIS FAVORITE ROLES.
(MORE NATZ)
(SUPER: INHERIT THE WIND/ROYALE THEATRE)

WHILE SCOTT APPEARED IN DOZENS OF FILMS, THEATER WAS HIS FIRST LOVE. AMONG HIS MANY ROLES, HE STARRED WITH CHARLES DURNING IN THE 19-96 BROADWAY REVIVAL OF "INHERIT THE WIND."
(NATZ)
(SUPER:GLORIA/COLUMBIA PICTURES)

HIS FINAL ROLE WAS THIS PAST SUMMER...SCOTT COSTARRED WITH SHARON STONE IN THE MOVIE, GLORIA. GEORGE C. SCOTT, TALENTED AND CONTROVERSIAL ACTOR... DEAD AT THE AGE OF 71. BOBBI HARLEY, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

[Clinton-veto]


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


Calling it wrong for Medicare, Social Security, education and the economy President Clinton has vetoed the 800 billion dollar Republican tax cut plan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[updatewindow]
President Clinton wants to steer more federal money into those priorities.
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[in=the bill is too bloated...]
[runs=23]
[out=drug prescriptions.]
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The president is calling on Congress not to go home until some sort of budget agreement is reached.
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[E-Earley-Crime]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-33 1:23:53]
[GRAPHIC=Battling the Bug]


Senior citizens are being warned about scam artists preying on Y-2-K fears.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Attorney General Mark Earley is teaming up with the Better Business Bureau to warn seniors about crooks who use Y2K scare tactics to spice up old scams.
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[SOT 01:56:20]
[IN Q=You know they'll call]

((MARK EARLEY/ATTORNEY GENERAL; YOU KNOW THEY'LL CALL A SENIOR CITIZEN AND SAY, YOUR CREDIT CARD WON'T WORK IN Y2K, SOMETHING'S WRONG WITH THE MAGNETIC STRIP, WE NEED YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER, OR THEY'LL SAY, WE'VE GOT A PROBLEM WITH YOUR BANK ACCOUNT, THE BANK'S HAVING A PROBLEM GETTING Y2K-READY, WE NEED YOUR ACCOUNT NUMBER, WE NEED YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER))
[SUPER=01-Mark Earley/Attorney General]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=social security number]
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[VO-NAT]


Yesterday's seminar at the Hotel Roanoke was attended by caregivers and police officers, who plan to use the information to help protect elderly residents in the area.
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[Tech-Traffic]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-30 TC1:34:01]
[GRAPHIC=Tech Traffiic]


V-DOT is taking steps to try and alleviate traffic congestion this evening between Interstate 81 and Blacksburg.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Traffic through the area is expected to be heavy along Route 460 as folks converge on Blacksburg for tonight's big match-up between Tech and Clemson.
VDOT officials say they've notified construction crews in the area to halt work after lunch-- to help ease the flow the traffic, which is expected to intensify around four P-M.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Certainly]
[SUPER=01-Dan Brugh/VDOT Resident Engineer;]
[RUNS=20 approx.]
[OUT Q=problems.]
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[anchor=melanie]
[ss=HOLD ]


Folks traveling to the game from the South are being encouraged to take exit 98, which will lead them through Dublin and Fairlawn before taking Prices Fork Road onto Blacksburg.

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


In Taiwan, rescuers are making a last push to find earthquake survivors before it's too late.
That's story is still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And a NASA probe that was supposed to study the climate of Mars may be lost in space.
First, let's talk to Patrick Evans about our forecast.
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[Talent=Patrick]

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

[Mars-problem]


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


NASA is scrambling to re-establish contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[9:12]
Controllers lost touch with the probe this morning when it was supposed to be involved in a critical engine firing to place it in orbit around Mars.
Officials say the spacecraft may have switched to a safe mode and its radio may be using a different frequency.
The orbiter is one of two NASA probes designed to study the Martian weather and search for evidence of water.
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[SOT]
[9:02:27=38]
[IN Q=The worst case.....]
[SUPER=01-Richard Zurek/Project Scientist;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=To communicate with us.]
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[VO-NAT]


Mission controllers are using the agency's Deep Space Network antennas to scan several frequencies in an attempt to find the signal.
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[EARTHQUAKE]


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


Taiwan's government plans to build two-thousand temporary homes to shelter homeless earthquake victims.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Taipei, Taiwan;]


Officials are setting an ambitious three-week deadline for the 32 million-dollar project.
Some 200-thousand are reported homeless.
Meantime it's a race against the clock in Taiwan as rescuers dig through the debris looking for survivors from this week's deadly quake.
An American rescue team pulled a man from a collapsed building late last night.
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[SOT]

[8:07:27] ((IT WAS JUST TEDIOUS WORK, HAND TOOLS MAINLY AND IT TOOK A LONG TIME TO GET HIM WHERE WE COULD GET HIM FREE. WHILE HE WAS DOWN THERE I HAD TO START AND IV AND GIVE HIM MEDICATION TO GET THE PAIN DOWN SO WE COULD MOVE HIM A LITTLE BIT.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Rob Dube/U. S. Army Aid Team;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=WE COULD MOVE HIM A LITTLE BIT.]
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[VO-NAT]


But thousands more are believed trapped in the rubble.
The death toll has now passed 21-hundred.
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[E-County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-38 TC17:45]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Schools]


What will stay and what will go in the plans for a new Roanoke County High School?
Last week Roanoke County's Board of Supervisors allocated 30 million dollars for the new high school that will be built at the Woods End site.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The problem: that's 4 million dollars less than what was the school board was asking.
So last night board members made final decisions on what to cut from the plans to meet the budget... That after meeting with the architect team on Tuesday.
Roanoke County's superintendent says eliminating items from the school wasn't an easy task.
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[SOT 17:38:28]
[INQ=]

((DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE CO. SUPERINTENDENT: THE THINGS THAT MOST BOTHER THE SCHOOL BOARD ARE THINGS THAT HAVE SHORT TERM VALUE BUT LONG TERM COST.))
[SUPER=01-Deanna Gordon/Roanoke Co. Superintendent]
[OUTQ=long-term cost.]
[RUNS=:09]
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
Some of the changes include a decrease in the size of the auditorium from 800 to 600 seats... and a reduction in both gym costs and the furniture budget.
The common area will be made smaller and the auxiliary gym will be built only if extra funds are available.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


Now, the architects will make the necessary adjustments to the blue prints.

[E-B&W-Retirees]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-31 1:15:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A hike in insurance premiums has some central Virginia retirees are wondering how they're going to make ends meet.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


They're all former employees of B-W-X Technologies in Campbell County, which recently changed its insurance carrier for people who took early retirement.
Because they don't yet qualify for Medicare, health insurance premiums now eat up most of the retirees' monthly pension.
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[SOT 13:16:08]
[IN Q=I was there]

((WILLIAM WILLS/B&W RETIREE: I WAS THERE 32 YEARS AND I FEEL LIKE I GAVE THE COMPANY THE BEST YEARS OF MY LIFE, AND THERE ARE OTHERS THAT HAVE BEEN THERE CLOSE TO FORTY YEARS AND WE FEEL THAT IT'S VERY UNFAIR.))
[SUPER=01-William Wills/B&W Retiree; :00]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=it's very unfair.]
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[VO-NAT]


B-W-X says it searched to find the best deal for its workers.
The retirees are now consulting with an attorney to decide their next move.
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[E-Helping-Hand]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:05:17]
[GRAPHIC=Floyd Aftermath]


As resident in Eastern Virginia and North Carolina continue to clean up from Floyd, residents, churches and businesses in Danville are mobilizing to help out.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Operation Helping Hand was organized by Danville minister Larry Hill after he spoke with North Carolina church members who lost everything in the floods.
The flood relief drive started this week, but Hill says that supplies are already pouring in to drop-off sites in the area.
Anyone wishing to make a donation before next Saturday can contact Christians United Baptist Church in Danville.


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]


[E-Lowe's-Donations]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-25 2:03:38]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Local businesses are also joining the effort.
Lowe's says it will donate nearly 600-thousand dollars in cash and supplies.
Customers at Lowe's stores in our area can contribute money at the check-out counter.
Hardee's restaurants are taking collections, too.
People can bring canned food ... clothes ... insect repellent ... or cash to any location.
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[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Chicks came up big at last night's Country Music Awards--
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[VO-NAT ]


The Dixie Chicks that is.
We'll hear from the performers and the winners when News-7 at Noon returns.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[CMA-Awards]


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


It was the night country music stars found if they were the choice of their peers at the Country Music Association Awards.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN;]

[7:33:20]
The Dixie Chicks kicked off the 33rd annual C-M-A awards a crowd pleasing performance.
Right off the top-- they took home best music video and vocal group of the year.
But the big prize went to Shania Twain who was named Entertainer of the Year.
A female artist has not captured that honor in 13 years.
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[7:37:26]
[IN=I think that this honor.....]
[SUPER=01-Shania Twain/Entertainer of the Year;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT=not winning one before.]
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Some of the night's other winners included Tim McGraw.
He won for best Male vocalist of the year.. as well as album of the year.
And Martina McBride was awarded Female Vocalist of the year.
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[Stocks]


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 20 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports, Friday Football Extra Jams in Lynchburg,
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[VO-NAT ]

and the Clemson Tigers make their way into Blacksburg for their showdown with the unbeaten Virginia Tech Hokies.
Patrick has a preview next.
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[COMM BREAK #3]


[S-TECH]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Tech Football]


Yesterday, I mis-spoke when discussing the Tech Game.
While Tech hasn't beaten the Tigers AT HOME since 1923, they delivered a punishing blow in Death Valley last season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/1998]


Tech pounced on the Tigers early, scoring 31 points in the second quarter.
The Hokies went on to win the game 37 to 0 and the players know, Clemson will be out for revenge.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm quite sure]

((IKE CHARLETON/VIRGINIA TECH CORNERBACK: I'M QUITE SURE THEY WILL COME UP HERE WITH A CHIP ON THEIR SHOULDER, COMING TO DO THE SAME TO US AT HOME, BUT...WE DON'T LOSE AT HOME...THEY COME INTO A BIG CROWD.))
[SUPER=01-Ike Charleton/Virginia Tech Cornerback]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=into a big crowd]
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[VO-NAT]


One key for Tech tonight is maintaining the tight defense that has been successful so far.
The Hokies plan to keep the pressure on Clemson's quarterback and deny the Tigers their running game.
So far, the Hokie Defense has been brutal to their opponents running game, allowing only two yards per carry.
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[S-Jam]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-49 (15:27)]
[GRAPHIC=FFE LOGO]


Last night, WDBJ-7 teamed up with Jammin' WJJS for the Friday Football Extra Halftime Jam at Cattle Annies in Lynchburg that featured teen sensations No Authority and Mandy Moore.
Steve Mason and Photographer Greg Moore were there.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mandy Moore/Sony Recording Artist; :19]
[SUPER=01-Danny Zavatsky/"No Authority"; :54]
[SUPER=01-Cullen Jennings/Heritage H. S. Freshman; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Carrington Kilduff/Hollins College Freshman; 1:25]
[SUPER=@Steve2; 1:33]
[SUPER=01-David Lee Michaels/WJJS Program Director; 1:40]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=N7 Sports.]

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