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HEADLINES

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In Scotland, the grieving town of Dunblane begins burying the vicitms of last week's massacre.
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and a twin engine plane crash on Interstate 81 in Wythe County claims one life. wx-head
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News 7 Mornin' is next. Comm-0-ID
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Plane-Crash


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A firey twin engine plane crash has killed the manager of the Mountain Empire Airport in Smyth County.
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Tracy Altizer is standing by on Interstate 81, at the scene of the crash.
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A fire late last night at a North Carolina nursing home has left eight people dead and at least two hospitalized.
Officials say the blaze broke out in the men's wing of the complex in Laurinburg, a community near the South Carolina border.
Fifty- two people lived at the nursing home, they've been moved to other locations.
There is no word yet on what caused the fire.

Scotland


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Dunblane, Scotland, begins a grim week of funerals today, for the 16 schoolchildren and their teacher slain by a gunman who burst into a school gymnasium.
The first of the funerals begins this hour for a five- year- old girl and boy who were best friends.
The youngsters will be buried together.
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Yesterday Queen Elizabeth and her daughter Princess Anne visited the scene, laying a wreath outside the primary school.
She also led all of Britian in a moment of silence.
The somber visit fell on Mother's Day in Britain.
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CHINA


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A new round of Chinese war games is underway off the coast of Taiwan.
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Taiwanese troops on outlying islands have reportedly taken up positions to defend against a possible beach assault.
Military officials say China may take advantage of today's high tide to practice beach landings.
China hasn't said whether its troops are using live ammunition, as they did in maneuvers last week.
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1-Sports


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In sports -- the Express gets iced by Raleigh.
Roy Stanley has the details.
Good morning Roy.
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Crash


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A twin engine plane crashed this morning on Interstate 81 at the Wythe County -Smyth County line.
One person -- the pilot -- was killed.
James Preston Harris of Saltville was the manager of the airport in Smyth County, he apparently crashed in dense fog.
We'll have a live report later this hour.

BLAZE


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There is no word yet on what caused a deadly fire last night at a North Carolina nursing home.
Officials say eight people were killed and at least two others injured.
The fire, in the community of Laurinburg, caused a tremendous amount of smoke damage and forced the evacuation of some 50 residents.

Fire-Safety


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Fire safety was the focus at the Roanoke Civic Center Exhibition Hall, where children and parents learned what to do in times of emergency.
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The event kicks off Child in Health Care week.
One of the exhibits showed children how to escape a burning house.
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Smoke detectors were given away as door prizes.
Fire officials say they've given away more than a thousand detectors since a fatal fire in January killed five people.
Community Hospital is sponsoring seminars throughout the week on health care for children.
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Common-Sense


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In this week's edition of Common Sense, Len Besthoff tells us about another way to cut your income tax payment.
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((This time around we're joining you from scenic Lover's Leap here in Patrick County...because the watchword of the day is, if you are filing taxes jointly in Virginia, you just might want to look before you leap.))
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((GARY DUERK/BROWN, EDWARDS, & COMPANY: IF YOU'RE MARRIED AND BOTH OF YOU WORK AND HAVE INCOME QUITE NATURALLY WOULD FILE MARRIED FILING JOINT ON A FEDERAL RETURN, YOU WOULD ALSO GO AS MARRIED FILING JOINT, BUT VIRGINIA HAS A SPECIAL PROVISION. IT'S CALLED CATEGORY FOUR, AND YOU CAN SPLIT THE INCOME OF THE HUSBAND AND THE WIFE AND IT ALLOWS THEM TO TAX, HAVE THEIR INCOME TAXED AT LOWER TAX RATES, RATHER THAN AS A COMBINED TAX RATE AND IT IN EFFECT, REDUCES YOUR VIRGINIA INCOME TAX.))
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2-scores


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Louisville posted Sunday's biggest upset in the N-C-Double-A men's college basketball tournament, as the Cardinals' beat third-seeded Villanova.
Georgetown, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Cincinnati, Texas Tech and Arizona also advanced to the Sweet 16.
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Now for the latest from the professional hardwood, let's go to the scoreboards.
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SUPER=96-Minnesota/=90/Vancouver/=85//Portland/112/Dallas/=86;
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Two-Larry


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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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A twin engine plane crashed this morning on Interstate 81 in Wythe County.
One person -- the pilot -- is dead.
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They're burning the midnight oil in Dayton, Ohio, trying to settle a strike at two G-M brake plants.
The walkout has forced the automaker to close 23 of its 29 North American assembly plants and 17 parts plants.
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And the final finalist.
The Roanoke Symphony tunes up for the last audition for its new conductor.
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And that's what's making news on this Monday, the 18th of March.
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Plane-Crash


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A firey twin engine plane crash has killed the manager of the Mountain Empire Airport in Smyth County.
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Tracy Altizer is standing by on Interstate 81, at the scene of the crash.
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FIRE


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Eight people died last night in a fire at a North Carolina nursing home.
Two others remain hospitalized.
Officials say the blaze broke out in the men's wing of the complex in Laurinburg, a community near the South Carolina border.
Fifty- two people lived at the nursing home, they've been moved to other locations.
There is no word yet on what caused the fire.

GM-STRIKE


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The strike at two General Motors brake plants enters its 14th day this morning, and another three hundred workers are expected to be furloughed today.
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G- M officials and negotiators for the striking workers have been meeting since yesterday morning.
Neither side is discussing what progress, if any, is being made toward a settlement.
The strike has idled more than 126- thousand workers at 23 of G-M's 29 North American manufacturing plants.
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CAMPAIGN-96


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Republican presidential hopeful Bob Dole may be headed for a big win in tomorrow's Midwest primaries.
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The latest poll in Ohio shows Dole's support has increased to 74 percent.
The senate majority leader campaigned in Illinois yesterday in advance of that state's primary.
He lashed out at President Clinton's foreign policy and vowed to regain control of the U-S forces that served under the United Nation's banner.
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A successful performance in tomorrow's primaries could all but clinch the nomination for Dole.
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Symphony


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Meantime, the Roanoke Symphony is looking over another bunch of candidates -- those who are running for conductor.
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Symphony officials are down to five finalists and will announce their NEW artistic leader soon.
Ron Jones has the story.
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Music permeates the air as the sweet aroma of melody and rhythm blends into an artistic dessert for the appreciative audience to savor.
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However, the Roanoke Symphony is going through a transition period.
They are looking for a new conductor... and after nearly two-hundred applicants and a year of searching the WORLD, symphony officials are down to five candidates... they are... David Wiley... presently an assistant Conductor in Indianapolis... NAT SOUND
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Stephen Stein, resident conductor of the Houston Symphony... NAT SOUND
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Leslie Dunner, resident conductor of Detroit's symphony... NAT SOUND
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Ming-Feng Hsin is a conductor on Long Island. NAT SOUND
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And last but not least is Yong-Yan Hu.. a music director and conductor in Nebraska.
Roanoke Symphony officials say it will be hard to pick a winner.
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However, the search committee will decide on the future of the symphony April 22nd when they pick a new conductor. Ron Jones, News 7, Roanoke.))
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Hu will perform with the orchestra tonight.

3-Sports


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From the orchestra pit to the racing pit -- Roy Stanley has highlights of the Miller 300 in sports.
Good morning Roy.
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Three-Larry


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81-Crash


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The state highway department is still working to reopen interstate 81 in Wythe County, following a fiery plane crash this morning.
One man died in the crash.
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Tracy Altizer joins us with the details.
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4-scores


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In sports --
Yesterday's big N-C-Double-A upset goes to Louisville, who beat third-seeded Villanova.
Georgetown, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Cincinnati, Texas Tech and Arizona also advanced to the Sweet 16.
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And there was plenty of professional basketball yesterday.
Let's go to the scoreboards.
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