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NOON-HEADLINES

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High speed drama in Roanoke as police get their man.
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And a high profile rape case involving Virginia Tech football players is in Roanoke Federal Court today.
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Don't go away News 7 at Noon is next.

Chase


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TAPE# 96-24
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News 7 captures a dramatic ending to a high speed car chase involving an attempted murder suspect.
It started last night in Bedford County, and ended with a car crash in Roanoke.
Kimberly McBroom and photograher Greg Moore were the only news crew on the scene--here's their report.
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The finale of the chase played out like an action adventure movie-- with dozens of police cars surrounding the suspect and his armed female passenger.
Authorities say 22- year- old Sean Michael Love was wanted for attempted murder in Prince George County.
Then he apparently headed west for an extended crime spree.
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: AUTHORITIES FIRST GOT ON LOVE'S TRAIL AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY ROBBED A COUPLE OF MOTELS IN LYNCHBURG AND AMHERST COUNTY. BEDFORD DEPUTIES SPOTTED LOVE'S CAR ON ROUTE 460 HEADING WEST-- THEN THE CHASE BEGAN. ))
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Love led Bedford, Roanoke, and state authorities on a high speed chase until its dramatic finish at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Hollins Road.
Love struck another vehicle-- but the driver escaped with minor injuries.
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((SGT. VERN JONES/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: HE SAW THE POLICE CARS COMING AND WAS TRYING TO GET OUT OF EVERYBODY'S WAY. THE SUSPECT, DUE TO HIS ERRATIC DRIVING, TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM US-- HE CUT TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE CITIZEN AND STRUCK HIM IN THE SIDE. ))
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When the ordeal was over, police took Love into custody, as well as the unidentified woman riding along with him.
In addition to the attempted murder charge in Prince George County-- Love also faces charges in Roanoke and surrounding counties.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

Love


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Meanwhile Shawn Love was arraigned in Roanoke this morning and is being held without bond.
Scott Prince joins us from the newsroom with more on Love's court appearance.
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Melanie, the arraignment took less than five minutes... but if he's convicted on all the charges against him... he could be looking at decades behind bars.
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The 22- year- old was brought into court in a wheelchair and you could clearly see cuts on his face.
All of those injuries were sustained during the wreck.
Here in Roanoke, Love faces a total of three charges-- two misdemeanors and a felony.
The felony is ATTEMPTED malicious wounding.
The lesser charges are reckless driving and failure to stop for a police car.
Love will be tried on those misdemeanors May thirteenth.
That same day he'll also have a preliminary hearing on the attempted malicious wounding charge.
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Melanie, as you said, he's being held without bond.
That's because of the charges against him in other areas.
He's accused of attempted murder in Prince George County. double box Scott/Melanie
And he's accused of robbing a total of three motels in Lynchburg and Amherst County.
All of these charges of course stem from the alleged crime spree yesterday.

(MEL/QUESTION: SCOTT, DO WE HAVE ANY IDEA HOW THIS CHASE ULTIMATELY STARTED?)



It's really a strange story.
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Apparently a Bedford County Deputy stopped to get a bite at McDonalds when the A- P- B went out.
Just about a minute or two later, Love entered the drive- through of that very same McDonalds. double box Scott/Melanie
Needless to say the chase began right there.

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She is a juvenile and Roanoke Police are not releasing her name.
And at this time they're still not sure how she fits into the picture.

Brzonkala


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A few blocks away at the federal courthouse, a judge is holding a hearing at this hour in the Christy Brzonkala case.
Among the motions being argued before Judge Jackson Kiser, is one by Virginia Tech to dismiss the sex discrimination lawsuit filed by Brzonkala. doublebox/mel/keith/microwave
Keith Humphry has been listening to the arguments this morning.
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Horton


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Also in court this morning --
The woman who locked an 84- year- old man in the trunk of his car for two days pled guilty to the crime.
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Circuit Court Judge Diane Strickland found 31- year- old Mitzi Horton guilty of robbery and abduction.
83- year- old Vernon Laughon (lawn) was fonud in the trunk of his Oldsmobile November 18th.
He had been in the trunk for two days and two nights.
The court will consider the victim impact statement when determining sentencing.
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Sentencing is scheduled for May 21st.
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Blacksburg-Shooting


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NEWSCAST=noon
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Blacksburg police believe they've nailed down the scenario of a double murder- suicide last month.
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Donald Anderson showed up at his friend Susan Asbury's apartment at 233 Fairfax Pointe and encountered her estranged husband, Robert L. Asbury.
Police say Asbury shot Anderson four times.
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((LT. B.E. BRADBERY/BLACKSBURG POLICE: ROBERT ASBURY THEN HID ANDERSON'S BODY IN THE GARAGE AND CLEANED UP SOME OF THE MESS CREATED BY THE KILLING OF ANDERSON AND AWAITED THE ARRIVAL OF SUSAN. ))
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Bradbery says when Susan got home, her husband beat her in the head, then took her to an upstairs bedroom and shot her four times.
Robert Asbury then apparently sat down beside her and shot himself.
Bradbery says Asbury was upset over his and Susan's broken marriage.
He left a note apologizing to family members.
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Up next --
A man who passed the bar could be BEHIND bars.
F. Lee Bailey faces jail time today,
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and now that Bob Dole is way ahead in the primaries, who's dropping out of the race for the White House.
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PRIMARIES


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Republican sources say Jack Kemp is set to endorse Steve Forbes in the presidential race.
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The millionaire publisher has scheduled a one o'clock news conference to make what he calls a major announcement about his campaign.
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This comes a day after Bob Dole swept past all his opponents in eight state primaries.
The Senate majority leader says now is the time to look ahead to beating President Clinton.
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Pat Buchanan vows to press on, despite coming up empty in yesterday's primaries.
But Lamar Alexander and Dick Lugar have had enough.
The former Tennessee governor and the Indiana Senator are expected to announce today that they're quitting the G-O-P race.
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ISRAEL


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Israeli security forces say they've arrested a man in connection with Monday's bombing in Tel Aviv.
Officials say the suspect drove the suicide bomber to the busy shopping center where 13 innocent people were kiled.
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Meantime, sophistiated bomb-detecting devices sent by the U-S arrived in Israel today.
Officials say the equipment will be set up within days at crossing points between Isreal and the Gaza Strip.
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BAILEY


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He kept O-J Simpson out of jail, but now attorney F-Lee Bailey may find himself locked up.
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A Florida judge says Bailey has until 5 o'clock to come up with two million dollars or be ready to report to jail for contempt of court.
Bailey was found in contempt for refusing to produce money and stocks entrusted to him by a former client in a drug case.
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Wythe-Supers


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In Wythe County, a meeting over a meeting is at the center of controversy.
County administrator Billy Branson says due to INACTION at last night's board of supervisors meeting, he may be forced to seek legal action against the board.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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((Billy Branson is questioning the legality of a board meeting on January 15th.
It took place in former chairman Mark Munsey's office, rather than the regular board room. It was called a work session, but members admittedly discussed the county administrator and agreed then to ask for his resignation.
Branson has asked Munsey for the minutes of that meeting.
Chairman Charles Dix says none were taken, but Munsey told Branson he would raise the issue at this board meeting.
Munsey tried to convene an executive session for that purpose, to discuss the matter behind closed doors.
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But objections from the media raised concern over whether an executive session would be legal in this case.
The supervisors decided to be safe rather than sorry, so Munsey withdrew his motion and the board adjourned.
Branson then offered to meet with Dix and supervisor Bucky Sharitz to settle the matter peacefully, but he says Munsey put his foot down.
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((BILLY BRANSON/WYTHE CO. ADMINISTRATOR: MR. MUNSEY SAID "NO, I'VE GOT TO TALK TO AN ATTORNEY BEFORE YOU CAN SEE ANYTHING I'VE GOT." THEN I JUST WITHDREW IT BECAUSE IF HE'S GONNA TALK TO AN ATTORNEY THEY'RE FORCING ME INTO HIRING AN ATTORNEY. ))
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Branson has been county administrator for 19 years. He has already accepted a retirement package, and will step down in September. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
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Up next, blowing your top.
How to keep from doing it,
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and some video of a volcano that is doing just that.
Stick around. News 7 will be right back.
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Stress


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tho
TAPE#596-03
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Stress.
It's what sometimes makes life exciting.
But, as we hear from Intern Reporter Tracey Hoffman, it's important to recognize your limits.
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(( In the hustle and bustle of everyday life-- folks are finding that they need to take time out to relax.
Though many don't realize it-- even good things in life can cause stress.
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Because of hectic schedules and busy lives-- more and more people are turning to relaxation techniques to help take them away from life's everyday stresses.

One of the many techniques that people are using is massage therapy. Narrator
Stress has it's emotional AND physical impact--
It causes the muscles to become tense, and the heart to pound faster, with circulation moving to the trunk of the body.
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Massage therapy calms the heart rate and moves the circulation back out through the body.
Many who take advantage of massage services find they are able to combat medical problems also.
Sinuses are targeted areas.
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Some say today's society is too uptight, and folks are tensing up and forgetting to take care of their bodies.
Experts say stress related illnesses like headaches, backaches, eye strain, neck and stomach problems can better be cured if America learns to relax.
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((DEE'ANNA WELLS/L'IMAGE CLIENT; I FEEL WONDERFUL! VERY RELAXED AND I DON'T WANT TO GO BACK TO WORK.))
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But all this pampering does have a price.
A full body massage starts at 50- dollars an hour.
A facial massage begins at about 40- dollars.
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Dogs


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When you need to decrease stress, you may be better off with your dog than your spouse.
A study in New York put people in simulated stressful situations alone, with their spouses, with friends and with their pet dogs.
The subjects all showed the least amount of tension with their dog, and the highest stress level with their spouse.
The researcher's reasoning-- because, quote, "dogs are non-evaluative and they love us."
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Japan-Volcano


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Speaking of blowing up --
In Japan, a volcano wakes from a half-century long sleep.
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The volcano erupted today throwing ash on two nearby towns, forcing a number of evacuations.
A number of tremors have also been reported.
The volcano last erupted in 19-42.
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TICKETS


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It's time to start planning your summer vacation.
A number of airlines are slashing ticket prices today.
American, Northwest, Continental and U-S Air are cutting some prices by 40 to 50 percent.
All come with strings attached such as restrictions and advance purchase requirements.

Stocks


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Stocks have been floating today, moving back and forth between positive and negative territory.
On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was DOWN 11 points.
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Still to come,
A U-V-A basketball recruit is arrested,
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while another Cav gets kudos.
Patrick has sports, next, on News 7 at Noon.
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ACC


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The A-C-C Tourney gets underway tomorrow night.
Last night the conference passed out some post season honors to first year players with the release of the ACC all-freshman team.
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Only one player was a unanimous selection -- point guard Stephon Marbury from Georgia Tech.
He was named on all 108 ballots cast by the A-C-C sports writers association.
Virginia's Courtney Alexander made the team along with
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Carolina's Antwan Jamison, Clemson's Terrell McIntyre and Duke's Taymon Domzalski.

Whitaker


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And while one U-V-A player is getting a pat on the back, a basketball recruit is getting slapped in handcuffs.
Nineteen-year-old Melvin Whitaker Junior of North Carolina was arrested yesterday and charged with malicious wounding.
Police charged him with assaulting a Cavalier football player during a pickup basketball game at a university recreation center.
Maurice Anderson of Blackstone was treated at U-V-A Medical Center for facial cuts and released.

WRAP


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And that's it for News 7 at Noon. Thanks for joining us.