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NOON-HEADLINES

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A Christiansburg woman is allegedly gunned down by her husband in front of their daughter,
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and a murdered New Jersey woman leaves behind haunting clues about her killer.
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The first day of spring is marked by cold, windy conditions, with a snow advisory posted to our West.
I'll tell you all about, coming up from the News 7 Weather Center.
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Don't go away, the news is next.

C'burg-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-11
GRAPHIC=shooting


A Christiansburg woman was shot in front of her teenaged daughter this morning as two more children slept upstairs.
The suspect, the victim's estranged husband, is in police custody.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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(( Around 6:30 this morning, gunshots awakened residents in the 100 block of Evans Street in Christiansburg.
Police say Michael Knowles broke in through the back door of the house his estranged wife, Angie Knowles and their children had moved into about a month ago.
Angie Knowles and her 18 year- old daughter apparently struggled with Michael Knowles, who allegedly shot his wife in the upper abdomen.
By that time, police were responding to a 9-1-1 call.
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((INV. BARRY O'ROURKE/CHRISTIANSBURG POLICE: THEY SAW HIM IN THE RESIDENCE. THEY TRIED TO TALK HIM OUT. HE CAME OUT THE BACK DOOR AND FIRED SOME SHOTS WITH THE OFFICERS. THEY FINALLY GOT HIM TO COME OUTSIDE, THEY SUBDUED HIM AND HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. ))
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((PEGGY RIDGEWAY/NEIGHBOR: WELL I WAS AWAKENED BY A GUNSHOT AND THEM I CAME TO MY FRONT WINDOWS AND POLICE WERE RUNNING AROUND EVERYWHERE AND THEY HAD GUNS. AND THEN A LADY CAME OUT AND DROPPED HER GUN AND I THINK THAT MUST HAVE BEEN THE END OF IT BECAUSE THAT'S WHEN THEY STARTED BRINING PEOPLE OUT.))
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Police say the Knowles' 18 year- old daughter threw her father's 12- gauge shotgun out the front door as he exited the back.
She and two younger children in the home were not injured. Their mother died during surgery at Montgomery Regional Hospital.
Michael Knowles is being charged with murder and attempted malicous wounding of police officers. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Teacher


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=murder


In New Jersey, a desperate plea for life captured on tape.
Police say an Ocean City teacher found dead this week secretly recorded a conversation with her alleged killer.
Pat Battle has more.
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(( Ocean County investigators say a murdered New Jersey teacher secretly taped her pleas with a teenaged carjacker to take her car and not her life.
45-year old Kathleen Weinstein, a special education teacher, was last seen on Thursday.
Her husband Paul made an emotional plea for her to return home on Sunday, but police say she was already dead by then.
A 17-year old boy is being held without bond at the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center.
The initial charges against him were for stealing Weinstein's car, but police have now added felony murder charges. Prosecutor Daniel Carluccio says the suspect pulled Weinstein from her Toyota Camry at a Toms River shopping mall on Thursday because he liked her car. Weinstein is heard on a taped recording pleading with the suspect not to take her car, not to hurt her and she also told him he'd eventually be found out. Pat Battle, CBS News. ))

ISRAEL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=bombing


Hezbollah is claiming responsiblity for a suicide attack today in Lebannon.
The bombing killed one Isreali soldier and wounded seven others.
The Iranian- backed militant group says the attack is in response to the recent U-S led anti- terrorism summit in Egypt.
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Meantime, the Israeli military today demolished homes belonging to the families of the suicide bombers responsible for two attacks in Israel February 25th.
The Islamic resistance movement Hamas has claimed reponsiblity for those attacks.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

Subway-anniversary


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
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In Tokyo, with tears and prayers, they're remembering another deadly attack.
It was one year ago today a dozen people were killed and five-thousand sickened by nerve gas on a Japanese subway.
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The leader of a doomsday cult is awaiting trial on charges of masterminding the crime, and a dozen close aides also face murder charges.
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Earthquake


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
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Officials say most of the dead from last night's powerful earthquake in China were children.
The 6.9 tremor killed at least 24 and injured dozens more.
Some ten-thousand are now homeless.
The area hit is in a remote northwestern province where communication has been knocked out.
Officials say the death toll could go much higher.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
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Up next --
Now that he's assured of the G-O-P nomination, Bob Dole plays the mating game,
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and A-B-C agents make another moonshine bust -- this one in Franklin County.
We'll show you what they found.
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Clinton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#none
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Some good news for President Clinton today.
A federal judge says he will not have to testify in person at the Whitewater trial in Little Rock.
The president will instead answer questions on videotape.
The lawyers for defendants James and Susan McDougal had wanted Mr. Clinton to appear live at their fraud and conspiracy trial.
The President was a partner of the couple in the failed Whitewater land deal.

primaries


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=dole, bob


The Republican after Bill Clinton's job says he's ready to begin the process of picking a running mate.
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Yesterday Bob Dole clinched the G-O-P nomination with primary wins in four midwestern states.
Dole says he's now focused on November's contest against President Clinton.
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((BOB DOLE/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I MUST SAY TUESDAY NIGHT IS ABOUT MY FAVORITE NIGHT OF THE WEEK...JUST 230 DAYS UNTIL TUESDAY NIGHT NOV 5 WHEN BILL CLINTON WILL BE ON HIS WAY HOME. ))
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Still, the Dole campaign is not going to claim victory until after California's primary next Tuesday.
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Meanwhile, some top aides to Pat Buchanan are putting his name forward as a possible running mate.
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Moonshine


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE# edit of still bust 96-25 with new bite
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A-B-C agents make their second moonshine bust in less than a week.
It was just days ago they put a still out of busineess in Pittsylvania County.
Last night they found a smaller operation in Franklin County.
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Agents raided a still off Route 7-5-2 in the Truevine section of the County.
Authorities say there were eight 800- gallon stills all told.
About 400 gallons in the barn when it was raided.
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((GERALD JOYCE/A.B.C. SPECIAL AGENT: THIS IS ABOUT AN AVERAGE SIZED STILL. NORMALLY, ABOUT EIGHT POTS IS ABOUT AN AVERAGE STILL. A FEW DAYS AGO, WE GOT 12 POTS-- A LITTLE FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD, WE CONSIDER THAT LARGER. ))
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Authorities arrested Harry Cousins of Pittsylvania County and Douglas Tyler of Rocky Mount on charges of manufacturing without a license.
Both were later released on bond.
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Bank-Fraud


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
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Signet Bank, NationsBank and a number of other banks may have been duped out of hundreds of millions of dollars in a loan scam.
The F-B-I says two men, claiming to be employees of Phillip Morris, made a number of fraudulent loans.
The suspects, 51-year-old Edward Reiners of New York, and 38-year-old Judy Bachiman of New Jersey have been arrested on fraud charges.
Signet says it lost around 81 million dollars in the scam.
NationsBank says it could lose up to 60 million.
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VO NATS!!!!!!!!
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Still to come,
Business Correspondant Len Besthoff explores why more and more people are having a hard time paying their credit card bills,
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and gather up your cheerios boxes and chili cans, Franklin Riles is going to show us how to make music.
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One-Man-Band


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-14
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A Roanoke man is bringing his unique style of music into the classroom.
But he's not just entertaining, he's also spreading a message of hope and love.
Ron Jones has more.
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Music can be a common bond appreciated by all... regardless of culture, race... or even age. NAT SOUND
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These youngsters at the Rugby Day Care Center are also bonding through music.
Following the lead of their conductor, Franklin Riles, the children enthusiastically try their hand at playing unconventional instruments such as cherrio boxes, chili cans--basically anything that makes noise.
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Riles says it's not the instrument that's important but freedom of expression.
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((FRANKLIN RILES/MUSICIAN: AND I FEEL THAT COMING TO THESE CHILDREN HERE AND LET THEM KNOW WHAT THIS GREAT COUNTRY IS ALL ABOUT... AND THAT IS ABOUT FREEDOM.))
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Riles and his travelling buddies, Ventriloquist Charles Telfare and Ray Jackson the third, stop at local Day Care Centers spreading fun and creativity.
He believes the make shift instruments prepare children for the future.
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((AND I JUST WANT TO SEE THEM GROW UP TO BE JUST GREAT CHILDREN. FINISH SCHOOL. BE TEACHERS, JUST BE ANYTHING.. BE DOCTORS... JUST BE ANYTHING THAT COMES INTO THEIR LITTLE HEARTS.))
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Riles, an unconventional music man, says he hopes the children remember it's not what you have... but how you use it.
Ron Jones, News Seven, Roanoke.))

Credit-Cards


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro/lbe
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A new survey finds consumers are piling up the debt on their credit cards.
The American Bankers Association says delinquent loans hit a ten-year high in the final three months of 1995.
What's causing this, and how to get out debt?
Business Correspondant Len Besthoff looks for some answers. Len?
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Retail-Sales


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
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The government says retail sales were up a healthy eight-tenths of a percent in February, as buyers hit the stores again after the bad weather in January.
The report adds support to arguments that the economy doesn't need more interest rate cuts.

Stocks


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
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Stocks changed direction from their initial move higher this morning.
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was DOWN 39 points.
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SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
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Patrick has sports next, including the
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Roanoke Express's season finale.
Stay tuned for lowlights of how the team got stung by South Carolina.
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Danville


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-2
GRAPHIC=HARRY JOHNSON


On Monday night Harry Johnson was named the state's Group Three-a coach of the year.
Last night, he and his state champion Eagles were handed the city of Danville - for a day!
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Mayor Seward Anderson praised Johnson and each member of the unbeaten state champs.
The players, who were all dressed up for the event, received a standing ovation from those in council chambers.
The mayor then read a proclamation recognizing yesterday as G-W Danville Eagles Boys Basketball team day.
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((HARRY JOHNSON/G.W. DANVILLE HEAD COACH: WHETHER THEY REMEMBER THIS CHAMPIONSHIP OR NOT, I HOPE THAT THEY WEILL CARRY SOMETHING AWAY THAT WE HAVE TRIED TO INSTILL IN THEM ALL YEAR...THAT IT'S BETTER TO BE A GOOD PERSON THAN IT IS TO BE A GOOD ATHLETE. THAT HAS BEEN OUR THEME SONG ALL YEAR. THRYING RISE ABOVE IT ALL.))
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Express


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=twe
TAPE#=S6-1
GRAPHIC=Express


The Roanoke Express's regular season is over.
More than 45- hundred fans turned out at the Roundhouse last night for the finale that had the club losing to South Carolina.
Steve Mason says despite the setback, there were some positives.
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wrap


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And coming up today on Health Check-- Community Hospital has enlisted a new team of therapists--
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The four-legged variety.
We'll tell you about the new Pet Pals program, and the healing powers these pooches bring into the hospital with them.
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Have a great day-- and thanks for joining us. That's it for News 7 at Noon.