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The Navy orders all F-14 fighter jets to stand down for a massive safety check,
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and Senator John Warner announces he's in for a fourth round.
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crash


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The Navy has grounded all of its F-14 fighter jets following a crash today in the Persian Gulf.
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It's the third F-14 crash in less than a month.
In the latest crash, the Navy says the plane's two-man crew was quickly rescued and suffered minor injuries.
A special team of experts will spend the next three days reviewing the crashes.
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Bosnia


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Bosnian government leaders are scrambling for a new leader.
Earlier today President Alija Izetbegovic was hospitilized with heart problems.
Government leaders have called an emergency meeting suggesting his condition could be serious.
Izetbegovic's illness comes as the government prepares to take over Serb-held suburbs around Sarajevo.
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There has already been some aggression ahead of tomorrow's transfer of power.
Several Serb home owners set their houses on fire as they fled the capital city.
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He may have won the New Hampshire primary but Pat Buchanan is not winning over some of Washington's most prominent Republicans.
Former Housing Secretary Jack Kemp says Buchanan's slim victory was based on fear.
New York Mayor Rudolph Guliani suggests Buchanan's statements are anti-Semitic.
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And former Joint Chiefs of staff chairman Colin Powell says the T-V commentator is too extreme to win his vote.
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Buchanan, rejects the extreme label.
He says his anti-world-trade and pro-American jobs platform appeals to the jobless working-class, many of whom, he says, are minorities.
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The Republican hopefuls will be in Tempe, Arizona tonight for a debate, minus Bob Dole.
The state's primary is Tuesday.

Warner


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Senator John Warner today formally announced he will seek a fourth term.
Warner, a Republican, faces a challenge from the right from former Reagan administration budget director Jim Miller.
Many G-O-P conservatives oppose Warner -- saying he has a history of disloyalty to the party.
Warner and Miller will square off in a June 11th primary.

Valley-TechPark


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Speaking of official announcements -- a big one came for the Roanoke Valley yesterday.
One of the largest printing companies in the world will put a state-of-the-art plant in the western part of Roanoke County.
As Len Besthoff reports, the project could create hundreds of new jobs.
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Roanoke County leaders were giddy, even horsing around after governor Allen presented them a jumbo check chock full of industrial incentive money from the state.
After nine months of talks the R-R Donnelley printing company has agreed to build a multi-million-dollar facility that will take up nearly all the space in the county's new industrial park.
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R-R Donnelley already has a magazine plant in Lynchburg that employs 750 people.
But it's building a new plant in Roanoke County because of a growing trend in the book business; customers want to manage their inventories better, and that requires smaller orders on shorter notice.
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The new facility will initially have 175 workers when it opens next April, but that number could eventually go to 750 if R-R Donnelley completes all three phases of the project it has planned.
Pay will range from 10-to-14-dollars-an-hour.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))
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R-R Donnelley has annual sales averaging six-billion-dollars-a-year.
And it prints half of the books on the New York Times bestseller list.

Meeting


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And while county officials are encouraging growth, some West County residents say they want just the opposite.
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Roanoke County leaders want to re-zone residential property for commercial and industrial development.
But residents are saying they don't want more business in their backyards.
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((CHARLES LANDIS: I UNDERSTAND THE COUNTY'S NEED FOR ADDITIONAL REVENUE. BUT I FIRMLY BELIEVE THIS PROPOSED RE-ZONING WOULD BE DETRIMENTAL TO THOSE OF US WHO LIVE IN THIS COMMUNITY. ))
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Meanwhile, one supervisor says most opposition to the re-zoning is coming from Glenvar Heights residents.
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((SPIKE HARRISON/CATAWBA DISTRICT SUPERVISOR: THE PEOPLE HAVE GREAT DISTANCES BETWEEN THEMSELVES AND THE ROAD AND OTHER NEIGHBORS AND THEY JUST WORRY THAT THE WHOLE SCENE WOULD CHANGE. ))
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At a community meeting last night, county officials briefed residents on about 45 parcels of land proposed for rezoning.
Residents' concerns range from increased traffic to higher taxes.
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Pioneer-Maid


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A popular dining and sightseeing vessel in Pulaski County wound up on the bottom of Claytor Lake this morning.
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Only the upper deck of the Pioneer Maid is above water.
The main deck and the hull are completely submerged.
New River Cruise Company operates the boat.
Owner Howard Barrett says it was fine when he inspected it last night.
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A small amount of fuel has spilled into the lake.
Firefighters and HAZMAT crews have already taken steps to contain it, and don't expect any threat to fish or wildlife.
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Unless there is significant damage, Barrett expects to have the Maid cleaned up and ready for passengers in time for the season to open May first.
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Still to come --
A Floyd County woman faces the maximum penalty for killing her boyfriend,
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and more than 200 law enforcement officers search for a convicted murderer who escaped from a Virginia correctional facility.
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Inmate-Escape


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The police chief in the hometown of a prisoner who escaped from Powhatan Correctional Facility says he's afraid the man will come home.
Townsend, Massachusetts, Chief William May says Geoffrey Ward knows the roads along the East Coast and could easily return home.
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Corrections officials refuse to say how 38- year- old Ward escaped.
About 185 Corrections officials and 45 state troopers are searching for the man convicted of the 1984 murder and rape of two women.
Ward was sentenced to eight life terms for the murders.
He is a white male, six foot two, 170 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.
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Denise-Lomax


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A Floyd County woman faces life in prison.
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Yesterday, 42- year- old Denise Lomax was convicted of murdering her live-in boyfriend.
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In August, Sheriff's deputies found the body of 25- year- old Daniel McPeak with a fatal gunshot wound to the back.
Lomax testified the shooting was an accident, and that she had no intention of hurting McPeak.
She plans to appeal the jury's decision.
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Drug-Bust


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Pittsylvania County authorities are still rounding up suspects in a drug bust.
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By late yesterday, they had arrested 20- suspects, including a juvenile.
Authorities were still searching for 32- others.
The undercover investigation began last June and involved law enforcement officers from six different agencies.
Most of the arrests involved the sale and distribution of cocaine.
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Plaster expects more arrests.
The undercover investigation was dubbed "Operation Iroc (EYE-ROCK)".
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Still to come --
Our business correspondent Len Besthoff chats with financial guru Peter Lynch,
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and reading, writing and de-segregation.
South Africa's children lead the way in ending apartheid.
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South-Africa


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South Africa faced a test this morning of policies that have ended a half century of apartheid.
In a confrontation that rang of this country's efforts to end segregation in the sixties, the driving force of change came on the shoulders of the children.
Maggie Sterner reports from South Africa.
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Black pupils have attended classes at the previously all-white Potgietersrus
(pot-HEATERS-roose) primary school for the first time - ending an aprtheid era

tradition of discrimination.
Police and media outnumbered students at the event as most of the school's 700 white pupils failed to turn up by the time classes began.
The scene was reminiscent of the U.S. civil rights movement in the 1960s and ended the most blatant challenge to date to equal rights laws that took effect with the nation's first all-race election in 1994 that ended apartheid. White parents and the school's governing body had previously blocked attempts by blacks to enroll in the state-subsidized school.
This year, with the law behind them, blacks filed a court challenge backed by the provincial government and won the case.
Just after 7 a.m., the black family that led the legal challenge arrived at the school gate, walking past armored police vehicles blocking the road to prevent possible protests or harassment by whites.
"We have to work together," said Yvonne Matukane, who came with her three children and husband, Alson. "Everything is there for us now. My children must get what they are supposed to get because they are South Africans."
Sixteen black students registered for school Wednesday after an appeal by the school board to preserve its whites-only policy was rejected.
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COLUMBIA


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The space shuttle Columbia is set to lift off in just over three hours on an unusual -- and possibly risky -- mission.
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It involves deploying and retrieving an Italian satellite on a 12-mile-long tether.
It will test a new method for generating eletrical power in space.
Possible risks include the danger of the thin line snapping, or acting like a space yo-yo -- or even a motor malfunction that could reel the satellite in too fast.
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Lynch


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Peter Lynch has a resume and net worth probably anyone would envy.
During the 1980's he managed the Fidelity Magellan mutual fund, the largest, and one of the most successful mutual funds ever.
His words of wisdom are closely followed by both Wall Streeters and small investors alike.
And Len Besthoff says his latest book is sure to capture some attention....Len?
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Stocks


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The stock market is continuing yesterday's strong rally.
On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was UP 26 points.
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Stick around.
We'll be right back with high school hoop action,
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and Patrick Evans shows us how the Cavs got stung by the Yellow Jackets last night.
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UVa


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The Virginia Cavaliers last night tried to upset one of the two top teams in the A-C-C, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
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Courtney Alexander makes the great one- on- one move on the left wing and hits the jumper.
Five minutes into the game it's 15-4 Virginia.
Then Chris Alexander gets the follow-up jam to keep the lead in double digits.
But Tech comes back.
Stephon Marbury with the steal, the drive, and the dish to Drew Barry, who jams it home.
UVa's lead is cut to 36-to-32 at halftime.
Georgia Tech continues its march in the second half as Matt Harpring scores a career high 30 points.
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The Yellow Jackets hand UVa its 13th loss of the season with a 84 to 75 win.
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RVD


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The Roanoke Valley district semi-finals last night had four teams battling for a spot in the finals.
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In the opener, the regular season champion William Fleming Colonels hosted Pulaski County.
Fleming opens the game with an 8-to-nothing run thanks in part to some on the mark perimeter shooting.
R-J Reynolds knocks down a basket for 3 of his 10 points on the night.
The Cougars answer.
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Jamar McNair keeps it close with a couple of creative moves.
But Fleming ends Pulaski's season as Brad Dunleavy scores and the Colonels move on with the 70-to-47 win.
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In the night cap; Patrick Henry and Cave Spring got together.
Retiring Woody Deans was hardly ready to give up the clip board just yet.
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P-H beat the Knights 73-51 and advances to the R-V-D title.
The Pats meet William Fleming Saturday at 7:15 at the Salem Civic Center.
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Danville


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The unbeaten and top ranked 3-A team in the state, George Washington picked up a win in the Western District semifinals.
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Big Tyrone Robertson takes the feed and knocks down the turnaround.
Then watch Marcus Cunningham score for 2 of his 17 on the night.
Heritage tried to stay in it.
Kevin Lambert bombs away with the corner basket for 3 of his game high 27, but the Pioneers trailed by 11 at the break.
Danville poured it on in the second.
Bobby Wimbush gets the SUPER=33-G.W. Danville/=94/Heritage/=72;

stickback and 2 of his 19 as G-W advances to Friday's Western District final 94 to 72.
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