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[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


An early morning fire leaves a Montgomery County family homeless.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Bill Gates brings the internet to the less fortunate in Virginia.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Trailer-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#99-28 TC1:35:36]
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Fire destroyed a mobile home in Montgomery County this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
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The fire started just before nine, at Hale's Trailer Park near Elliston.
Heavy smoke and flames were coming from the front of the building when firefighters arrived.
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[IN Q=Right now]

((CLYDE HODGES/ELLISTON FIRE DEPARTMENT: RIGHT NOW WE'RE TRYING TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE. WE THINK IT STARTED IN THE KITCHEN AREA BUT WE'RE STILL INVESTIGATING THAT PART OF IT.))
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[VO-NAT]


Six people lived in the trailer. They weren't home when the fire broke out.
The family's dog was killed.
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[Gates-Gift]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-39 TC12:53]
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Microsoft founder Bill Gates is the richest American -- worth an estimated 85-BILLION dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


But Virginia officials are still thrilled to get a gift of computer hardware, software, and training worth 6-point-7 MILLION dollars for state libraries.
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[IN Q=If the information]

((DON UPSON/VIRGINIA TECHNOLOGY SECRETARY: IF THE INFORMATION AGE IS GOING TO PROVIDE EVERYTHING THAT IT CAN, AND BE EVERYTHING IT CAN BE, IT HAS TO HIT ALL SECTORS OF SOCIETY. AND THE LIBRARY IS STILL THAT FOUNDATION. AND TO GET A CONTRIBUTION ON A SCALE THAT CAN SUBSTANTIVELY AFFECT EVERY LIBRARY IN THE COMMONWEALTH, FROM A PRIVATE CONTRIBUTOR, I THINK IS UNPRECEDENTED.))
[SUPER=01-Don Upson/Virginia Technology Secretary;]
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=The Internet]


The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation targets its technology grants to libraries that serve low income areas.
But discounted computers are also available to richer communities through the Foundation.

[Sinkhole]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=81 Sinkhole]


Another sinkhole is creating problems on I-81.
The hole opened yesterday in the southbound side of the interstate at mile marker 214.
That's near Greenville, in Augusta County.
V-DOT has closed one lane and set up a detour for trucks. But other traffic can get through while repairs are made.

[Floyd]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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Authorities in eastern North Carolina are fighting high water as they look for as many as 35 people still missing since Hurricane Floyd hit last week.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-Near Greenville, NC;]

[4:26:16]
Rescue workers are using helicopters and boats to search for victims in Pitt County, where water remains at rooftop level.
So far, at least 42 people have died in North Carolina because of the storm.
And it's estimated that 15 percent of the state's farms have been wiped out by the floodwaters.
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[E-Disaster-Relief]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-36]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Eastern Virginia is still cleaning up too.
Parts of Interstate 64 near Newport News and Interstate 95 in the Emporia area are still closed.
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But help is beginning to flow into the disaster areas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

The Roanoke Valley Chapter of the Red Cross is accepting cash contributions. Volunteers say money is the most effective way to provide rapid relief and enables the most flexible use of resources.

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((JENNIE SUE MURDOCK/DISASTER SERVICES VOLUNTEER: HERE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY THERE IS A CAMPAIGN ON FOR FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS. RED CROSS DOES NOT HAVE TRUCKS OR WAREHOUSES TO HANDLE DISPOSABLE GOODS.))
[SUPER=01-Jennie Sue Murdock/Disaster Services Volunteer; ]
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[VO-NAT]

Right now, the Roanoke Valley has seven volunteers responding to affected areas. 185 to 200 people are still in shelters in Franklin, Virginia. Donors can designate where their contributions go.
Grab a pen or pencil if you'd like to make a donation or volunteer-- the number is 1-800-HELP-NOW or you can send a contribution to the Red Cross at 352 Church Avenue, Roanoke, Virginia 24016.
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[Baby-Microwave]


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


An autopsy has been completed on a month-old baby found in a microwave oven in a New Kent County home yesterday.
But the results won't be available until lab results to come back.
The body of Joseph Louis Martinez was discovered shortly before 6 yesterday morning at a home in the rural community of Lanexa, about 35 miles east of Richmond.
``No'' charges have been filed.
[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A new transplant procedure could help infertile women have babies.
More on the medical breakthrough is still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And a miracle amid the devastation in Taiwan-- as a six year old boy is pulled from the rubble.
First let's talk to Patrick Evans about our weekend forecast.
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[Talent=Patrick]

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[Earthquake-survivor]


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


A six year old boy is reported in good condition after being pulled from a crumbled building this morning in Taiwan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dali, Taiwan;]

[10:04:09]
The rescue comes nearly four days after the boys apartment building collapsed in Taiwan's massive earthquake.
The child was pulled from the rubble nearly six hours after he had been found alive by a South Korean rescue team.
Rescuers say his first words were a request for water and a question about his parents, who were also buried in the rubble along with his two sisters.
Their fate is not known.
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[Ovarian-transplant]


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


A fertility breakthrough is making headlines around the world.
Doctors are claiming success with an experimental ovarian implant procedure which they say could help infertile women have children.
Sukanya Krishnan (SUE-CON-YAA KRIS-NEN) has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Margaret Lloyd Hart/Ovarian Implant Patient; :48]
[SUPER=01-Sukanya Krishnan/Reporting; 1:30]
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[SMITH]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal scales]


He wasn't convicted of a crime, still a Roanoke teenager has a 10 day jail sentence to serve.
In April, James Everette Smith made a false bomb threat at Northside High School.
The threat came just a week after the fatal school shootings in Littleton, Colorado..
Yesterday, a Juvenile judge said he wanted Smith to feel the consequences of his action without having his life ruined.
Judge Philip Trompeter took the case under advisement, meaning the charge could be dismissed if Smith follows court instructions and stays out of trouble.
He will be allowed to serve the sentence on weekends.

[Delegates-Debate]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign '99]


The 99-campaign season is heating up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


House Incumbent Dick Cranwell and his challenger Al Bedrosian debated several issues at a forum last night.
But the biggest area these candidates disagree on is education.
Bedrosian wants to give parents the right to choose where their children attend school --- by using a tax credit or

school vouchers.
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[SOT 17:06:03]
[IN Q=The way]

((AL BEDROSIAN/(R) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: THE WAY POLITICIANS LIKE TO DO IT IS HAVE 140 PEOPLE UP IN RICHMOND AND 3 STATEWIDE PEOPLE MAKE ALL THE CHOICES, DICTATE TO EVERYBODY HOW THEY'LL BE EDUCATED, THAT'S NOT FREEDOM))
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[OUT Q=that's not freedom]
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[VO-NAT]


But Cranwell says school choice takes money from public schools -- at a time when schools in southwest Virginia are already under funded.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/(D) VINTON: ANYTHING THAT WE DO THAT DAMAGES PUBLIC EDUCATION DAMAGES THE HEART AND SOUL OF AMERICA))
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[VO-NAT]


The candidates also disagree on other issues like abortion.
Bedrosian say he is strongly against abortion-- while Cranwell supports current Virginia law making abortion legal under certain circumstances.
And if the last election is an indication of how this race will turn out -- these two candidate will be running neck and neck all the way.
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[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead on News-7 at Noon, Patrick will have the weekend forecast.
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[VO-NAT ]


And next, Virginia may be headed for a teacher shortage.
Stay with us.
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[COMM BREAK #2]


[E-Education]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-32 1:09:32]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Education experts at Virginia Commonwealth University are predicting a teacher shortage
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[VO-NAT]


At the middle school level, 300 new math and science teachers will be needed each year.
And right now, 49 percent of middle school science teachers do NOT meet the new certification requirements... and neither do 52 percent of middle school math teachers.
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[SOT 10:00:43]
[IN Q=It makes]

((KIRK SCHRODER/VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION: IT MAKES THE CASE FOR LOOKING AT ALTERNATIVE LICENSER ROUTES TO ALLOW PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY IN THE FIELD OF SCIENCE-- CHEMISTS, BIOLOGISTS, OTHERS-- WHO WANT TO LOOK FOR A SECOND CAREER IN THE TEACHING FIELD WHO HAVE TREMENDOUS AMOUNTS OF KNOWLEDGE, TO TRY TO STREAMLINE GETTING THEM INTO THE TEACHING FIELD.))
[SUPER=01-Kirk Schroeder/Virginia Board of Education]
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[VO-NAT]


The new V-C-U study also shows that 56 percent of middle school science teachers didn't even major or minor in the subject area they're teaching.
67 percent or a full two-thirds of middle school math teachers did NOT major or minor in math.
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[E-Beamerball]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-44]
[GRAPHIC=Va Tech]


In some eyes, the Virginia Tech Hokies are more popular than ever.
And, a number of local businesses are banking on the team's popularity.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Eleven West is one such business that's cashing in on the Hokies' success.
The company recently began producing and distributing a line of clothing known as "Beamerball".
Eleven West's owners approached Coach Frank Beamer about the idea-- and, the two struck up a deal.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The fans]

((LISA HANSHEW/ELEVEN WEST: THE FANS FOR TECH ARE WONDERFUL AND WHENEVER THE FOOTBALL TEAM OR ANYBODY'S DOING WELL, THEY JUST DEMAND MORE MERCHANDISE AND WE'RE JUST HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO PRODUCE IT FOR THEM.))
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[OUT Q=for them.]
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[VO-NAT]


The line of clothing, which includes shirts and hats, is just getting on the market and can be found at Tech bookstores.
They hope to have sweatshirts available for the next home game.
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[Stocks]


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 110-points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still to come in sports, Detroit prepares to say goodbye to a piece of it's baseball history,
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[VO-NAT ]


and the Hokies remain unbeaten thanks to last night's victory over Clemson. Patrick will have the highlights next.


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[Tech-Clemson]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=sp-51 TC20:57]
[GRAPHIC=Tech Football]


It was a battle in Blacksburg last night as the Virginia Tech Hokies came out victorious against the Clemson Tigers.
Mike Stevens has the highlights.
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[SUPER=01-Jamel Smith/Va. Tech Linbacker; 2:01]
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[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-52]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


Week Five of Friday Football Extra kicks off tonight.
The FFE crews will be covering 16 games. Here's the list.
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[Tiger-Stadium]


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


A Major League landmark will soon be history.
Monday marks the last time the Detroit Tigers will take the field in Tiger Stadium.
Drew Levinson takes a final look at the historic ballpark.
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[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI; :00]
[SUPER=01-Russell Springsteen/Tigers' Fan; :14]
[SUPER=01-Ernie Harwell/Tigers' Fan; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News; 1:16]
[SUPER=01-Alan Trammell/Tigers Coach; 1:37]
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