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HEADLINES

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At the Montana standoff the F-B-I practices patience, while supporters of the so-called Freeman stage a rally,
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and accusations of jury tampering in the O-J Simpson trial. wx-head
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KROGER


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Kroger grocery stores may have a hard time keeping all checkout lanes open.
Yesterday the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 400 voted down the company's latest offer.
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A second vote was taken and two-thirds of the union members voted to authorize a strike.
Now the ball is in the company's court.
If Kroger officials do not negotiate a new contract, union officials say their workers will strike.
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((JANET HALE/UNION MEMBER: THE INSURANCE IS GOOD BUT YOU CAN'T EVEN PAY THE RENT WITH WHAT THEY'RE OFFERING. YOU COULD GO TO A NON-UNION STORE AND MAKE MORE MONEY.
TOM MCNUTT/PRESIDENT LOCAL 400: THE MONEY IS A MAJOR ISSUE HERE AND WHILE WE'RE HAPPY OF COURSE WITH PRESERVING THE BENEFITS THE PEOPLE JUST DIDN'T FEEL THE MONEY WAS SUFFICIENT.
KAREN MCCOY/UNION MEMBER: I REALLY THOUGHT IT WAS A DECENT CONTRACT FOR SENIOR PEOPLE BUT EVIDENTLY THERE WERE MORE PART-TIME PEOPLE IN THE BARGAINING UNIT THAT DIDN'T FEEL LIKE THEY GOT A FARE SHAKE SO WE JUST ALL GOT TO STICK TOGETHER. ))
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Company officials have offered a dollar- ten pay increase over the next five years.
This contract vote affects union workers in Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
These employees include cashiers, deli and produce workers.
If a strike occurs, it will start tonight.
News 7's attempts to reach company officials were unsuccessful.
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MILITIA


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An F-B-I standoff with anti-government militants in Montana could become a rallying point for some militia groups.
Organizers say they expect hundreds of people to converge on central Montana for a demonstration today in support of the Freemen.
About 100 F-B-I agents have been keeping surveillance on a remote wheat farm since March 25th, when two leaders of the Freemen group were arrested.
Mike Carpenter has details.
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Okinawa


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On the heels of weekend protests on Okinawa and in Tokyo against the presence of a U-S base, a landowner is suing to evict the U-S military from his property, claiming the lease is now expired.
He and his supporters marched to the gate of the Navy Communications center today, but were turned away.
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Yesterday thousands of Japanese gathered in Okinawa to demonstrate against the base.
Opposition has been growing since the rape of a 12-year-old girl by U-S servicemen.
The Okinawa base will be discussed during President Clinton's visit to Tokyo later this month.
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Chechnya


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Russian President Boris Yeltsin has announced an end to the military operation agaist the rebel Chechen Republic.
However, Yeltsin refuses to concede the two main demands of the Chechens: full Russian troop withdrawal and complete independence for the republic.
Chechen rebels responded to the peace plan with combat.
The Russian Interfax news agency says 28 Russian servicemen were killed and 75 wounded in an attack by rebel Chechen forces today.
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1-Sports


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Time now for sports and the latest from the Women's Final Four.
Roy Stanley has the highlights.
Good morning Roy.
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simpson


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Allegations of jury tampering have surfaced in the O-J Simpson trial.
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Appearing on the C-B-S News broadcast "60 Minutes," dismissed juror Francine Florio- Bunten maintains she was improperly dropped from the jury on the basis of an anonymous letter that accused her of writing a book on the trial.
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Simpson lead attorney, Johnny Cochrane strongly denies the accusations.
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A Los Angeles district attorney's office is now investigating the allegations.
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Cascades


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Flood waters tore up the Cascades hiking trails in January.
And as Denise Allen reports crews have been working for months, making the New River Valley attraction safe for hikers.
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(( Thousands of people walk this trail to enjoy the water, but in January melting snow and rain water turned this beautiful stream into a recking ball.
Flood waters wiped out the lower trail leading to the water falls and two bridges disappeared.
On the upper trail water washed away culverts and top soil. ((DAVID COLLINS/BLACKSBURG DISTRICT RANGER: THE REASON WE HAD TO CLOSE THE AREA WAS BECAUSE OF THE DAMAGE AND THE HAZARDS THAT WERE INVOLVED.))
The past two months have been full of back breaking work for forest rangers.
They've cleared boulders off the trail and replace top soil and stone foot paths.
But they're working on a limited budget--using money allotted for the usual winter clean up.
They plan to reopen the park April fifth, but despite their hard work the lower trail remains closed indefinitely.
David Collins says it will take more money to dig out the trail which was covered by landslides. ((THE DIFFERENCE WOULD BE IT USED TO BE A LOOP TRAIL BUT OF COURSE WITH THE BRIDGES GONE IT'S NO LONGER A LOOP.))
Volunteers organized by the Giles County Chamber of Commerce have helped move the clean up along, by picking up truck loads of debris and moving tons of gravel.
This effort was to help reopen one of the county's top attractions. ((JAN THOMAS/GILE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: PEOPLE LOVE TO HIKE AND WHEN THEY COME TO GILES COUNTY THEY THINK OF NATURE AND THE OUTDOORS AND HIKING, THE RIVER AND THINGS LIKE THAT SO THAT'S ONE OF THE BIG THINGS THEY COME TO THE CASCADES FOR.))
There's still work to be done.
The Giles County Chamber of Commerce plans another volunteer work day in mid April.
And forestry officials say they'll study the cost of reopening the lower trails.
But regardless of the work that's done, David Collins says mother nature may have made changes that will last forever.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Common-Sense


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Having a child costs a lot of money, but here's another expense you may not have thought about.
Len Besthoff explains in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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2-scores


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In sports --
The Seattle Mariners won baseball's season opener last night beating the Chicago White Sox in twelve innings.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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Two-Larry


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(Roll cue:) Some Easter ideas for the youngsters.
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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Supporters of the Freemen anti-government militia group expect hundreds of people at a rally today in Montana.
Federal agents are waiting-out several wanted Freemen members in Jordan, about 125 miles from the rally site.
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Locals in Okinawa, Japan, protest at the gates of a U-S military base.
U-S land leases expired yesterday and property owners want to reclaim the land.
Anti-U-S sentiment is high following a rape case.
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And employees of Kroger grocery stores may be checking out tonight and stepping into the picket line.
Yesterday the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 400 voted down the company's latest offer.
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And that's what's making news on this Monday, the first day of April.
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Union-Vote


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Employees at Kroger grocery stores may strike tonight.
Yesterday the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 400 voted down the company's latest offer.
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A second vote was taken and two-thirds of the union members voted to authorize a strike.
Now the ball is in the company's court.
If Kroger officials do not negotiate a new contract, union officials say their workers will strike.
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((JANET HALE/UNION MEMBER: THE INSURANCE IS GOOD BUT YOU CAN'T EVEN PAY THE RENT WITH WHAT THEY'RE OFFERING. YOU COULD GO TO A NON-UNION STORE AND MAKE MORE MONEY.
TOM MCNUTT/PRESIDENT LOCAL 400: THE MONEY IS A MAJOR ISSUE HERE AND WHILE WE'RE HAPPY OF COURSE WITH PRESERVING THE BENEFITS THE PEOPLE JUST DIDN'T FEEL THE MONEY WAS SUFFICIENT.
KAREN MCCOY/UNION MEMBER: I REALLY THOUGHT IT WAS A DECENT CONTRACT FOR SENIOR PEOPLE BUT EVIDENTLY THERE WERE MORE PART-TIME PEOPLE IN THE BARGAINING UNIT THAT DIDN'T FEEL LIKE THEY GOT A FARE SHAKE SO WE JUST ALL GOT TO STICK TOGETHER. ))
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Company officials have offered a dollar- ten pay increase over the next five years.
This contract vote affects union workers in Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
These employees include cashiers, deli and produce workers.
News 7's attempts to reach company officials were unsuccessful.
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FREEMEN


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Organizers say they expect 800 supporters to show up at a rally in Montana today for the anti-government group, the Freemen.
More than 100 F-B-I agents have been keeping watch on the Freemen's compound near Jordan, Montana, since arresting two leaders of the group.
Mike Carpenter has more on the standoff now entering its second week.
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Japan


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In the wake of protests in Tokyo and Okinawa against the presence of a U-S base, a landowner is suing to evict the U-S military from his property.
He marched to the base today claiming the lease is now expired, but Japanese riot police turned away the man and some supporters.
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Yesterday thousands of Japanese gathered in Okinawa to demonstrate against the base.
Opposition has been growing since the rape of a 12-year-old girl in September by U-S servicemen.
The Okinawa base will be discussed during President Clinton's visit to Tokyo later this month.
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RUSSIA


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Russian President Boris Yeltsin has announced an end to the military operation agaist the rebel Chechen Republic.
However, Yeltsin is refusing to concede the two main demands of the Chechens: full Russian troop withdrawal and complete independence for the republic.
Chechen rebels responded to the peace plan with combat.
The Russian Interfax news agency says 28 Russian servicemen were killed and 75 wounded in an attack by rebel Chechen forces today.
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BOSNIA


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For the first time, U-S troops this week will provide security and other limited support for U-N war crimes investigators in Bosnia.
But U-S Defense Secretary William Perry, in Bosnia yesterday, said the move does not mean U-S troops will be on a manhunt, tracking down alleged war criminals.
The war crimes investigators today begin examing suspected mass grave sites in eastern Bosnia.
Up to eight- thousand Muslim men are believed to have been executed by Serb forces when they captured Srebrenica.
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3-Sports


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In sports, Jeff Gordon chews up the Food City 500.
Roy Stanley has the highlights.
Good morning Roy.
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Vote


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Kroger is facing a possible strike by workers after they voted down the company's latest offer.
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A second vote was taken yesterday and two-thirds of the union members voted to authorize a strike.
If Kroger officials do not negotiate a new contract, union officials say their workers will strike beginning tonight.
Company officials have offered a dollar- ten pay increase over the next five years.
This contract vote affects union workers in Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia and includes cashiers, deli and produce workers.
News 7's attempts to reach company officials were unsuccessful.
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Tucker


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Governor George Allen has appointed a former Roanoke resident to the Virginia Parole Board.
Monty Tucker will be sworn in today.
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Tucker was appointed as chairman of the board last month by Governor Allen.
He served as U-S Attorney in Roanoke from 19-90 to '93.
Prior to his appointment, Tucker was employed as legal counsel and office chief for the F-D-I-C in Dallas, Texas.
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Majied


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A Roanoke woman wants to exhume the body of a Bedford County man for genetic testing to prove her claim that she is his illegitimate daughter.
Christine Majied and her mother, Mary Trent Langhorne, say Majied is the result of an affair between Langhorne and Jim Brown in 1955.
Brown died three years ago.
A Bedford County judge granted Majied's request last year to exhume Brown's body for D-N-A testing.
But the order has been put on hold pending an appeal by Brown's estate to the Virginia Supreme Court.
The court will hear the case in the fall.

Dog-Inheritance


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Meantime, a pooch in Roanoke County is collecting an inheritance.
Denise Allen tells us this dog was worth so much, his owner left him a 10 thousand dollar estate.
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(( When Donna Wood picked up Ambie from the pound she didn't know she'd inherited a rich pooch.
Wood's friend Leigh Jones had just died and relatives were unable to take the dog.
Jones had few friends and was described as a recluse who cared for his ailing mother for 18 years. ((DICK BROWN/LEIGH'S FRIEND: HE WAS A FINE GENTLEMAN AND AMBIE WAS HIS FAMILY. IT WAS HE AND AMBIE AGAINST THE WORLD.))
Now Sir Abercombie Of Danlin, or Ambie, has an attorney who doles out his 10-thousand dollar inheritance.
The 13 year old dog has medical problems which cost about 100- dollars a month.
The inheritance covers that and his new owner gets a small food stipend.
Ambie also bought a fence which affords him plenty of running room. ((HE LEFT MONEY TO HIS DOG, MONEY HE DIDN'T REALLY HAVE BUT I GUESS HE DID HAVE IT IN A WAY. HE KNEW THE HOUSE WOULD BE WORTH SOMETHING.)) ((CLAUDE CARTER/AMBIE'S ATTORNEY: PEOPLE BECOME VERY ATTACHED TO THEIR ANIMALS AND WANT THEM TO BE CARED FOR. IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE THE AMOUNT WAS THE THING I THOUGHT WAS SIGNIFICANT.)) ((dog barking))
Dick Brown says Jones poured all his affection into Ambie.
Needless to say Ambie was spoiled. ((THE DOG HAD NO TRAINING WHAT SO EVER. HE WAS A NUISANCE TO BE AROUND BECAUSE HE JUMPED ALL OVER YOU.))
Medical bills are depleting Ambie's trust fund.
His attorney says when Ambie dies, the remainder of HIS estate goes to Leigh Jones' relatives.
But until that time, it's not a dog's life for Ambie.
Denise Allen News 7.))

4-scores


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It's NOT a dog's life for the Magic, either.
Orlando clinched their second straight Atlantic Division championship with a trouncing of the New York Knicks.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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