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NOON-HEADLINES

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The F-B-I works to build a case against the man they believe is the notorious Unabomber,
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and a small plane crashes in Botetourt County.
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Partly sunny weather will provide near record highs today, but a frontal zone passage will change our weather pattern significantly. Stay tuned for your Thursday forecast from the News 7 Weather Center.
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Don't go away, the news is next.

plane-crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=amo
TAPE# 96-
GRAPHIC=plane crash


A small plane crashed this morning in Botetourt County at about 11:00.
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The Roanoke Regional Airport says a single engine Cessna aircraft went down about ten miles Northeast of the airport between Troutville and Buchanan on Route 11.
Three people were on board-- there are unconfirmed reports that three people are hurt, their conditions are unknown.
Airport officials say the plane was diverted to Roanoke because of low fuel--but it never made it to the airport.
We'll have more on this later in the newscast.
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BROWN


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
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Flags are flying at half-stalf today in Washington in memory of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown.
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The White House says searchers today identified the body of Brown at the site of a plane crash in Croatia.
Brown's plane went down yesterday near the coastal city of Dubrovnik.
A search of the crash site has turned up 33 bodies.
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The Pentagon notes that the flight manifest indicates the plane was carrying 35 people.
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10;41:25 ((GENERAL HOWELL ESTES; THERE APPEARS TO BE A DISCREPANCY, WE CAN ONLY SAY THE THE SEARCH HAS BEEN EXTENSIVE, IT IS CONTINUING AS YOU KNOW, A NUMBER OF CHECKs OF THE AREA HAVE BEEN MADE AND IT WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THIS ISSUE IS RESOLVED ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. ))
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Brown had been traveling with about a dozen top American executives exploring business possibilities in the Balkans.
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UNABOMBER


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


A partial bomb and diagrams on how to make bombs.
Federal law enforcement sources say agents have found those items in Ted Kaczynski's Montana cabin.
They're trying to build a case against him in the Unabomber investigation.
Officials today plan to charge him with one count of manufacturing a bomb.
Manuel Gallegus has more in this report.
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(( THEODORE KACZYNSKI IN IS JAIL...TAKEN INTO CUSTODY BY FEDERAL AUTHORITIES SO THAT HIS CABIN COULD BE SEARCHED. HE IS THE PRIMARY SUSPECT IN THE DEADLY UNABOMBER ATTACKS THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE OVER THE PAST 18 YEARS. KACZYNSKI..SEEN HERE IN A 1962 HARVARD YEAR BOOK PICTURE IS A CHICAGO NATIVE.RELATIVES GOING THROUGH SOME WRITINGS AT A HOUSE HE LIVED IN TIPPED OFF AUTHORITIES.
KACZYNSKI'S MOTHER AND HIS BROTHER..WHO CALLED THE AUTHORITIES DID NOT TALK TO REPORTERS THIS MORNING AS THEY LEFT THEIR HOME IN GLENVILLE, NEW YORK.
BUT THE FORMER HEAD OF THE UNABOMBER TASK FORCE IS TALKING ABOUT KACZYNSKI'S CAPTURE.
LOUIS BERTRAM/FORMER FBI INVESTIGATOR I'M JUST PLEASE THAT HE IS....IN CUSTODY.
THEDORE KACZYSNKI IS DESCRIBED AS A LONER..VERY QUIET AND SHY BY THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE SMALL TOWN OF LINCOLN...A FORMER HARVARD CLASSMATE OF KACZYNSKI REMEMBERS HIM THIS WAY. NOTHING SEEMED ANGRY TO US OR TOWARDS US.. I THINK HE WAS JUST SHY--THAT'S MY IMPRESSION ALTHOUGH STRANGELY SO. MANUEL GALLEGUS STANDUP.))


FREEMEN


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST= net
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# none
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The Freemen militia group may be even more dangerous than previously thought.
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The F-B-I has learned the group has ties to a religious cult.
Known as the Chaney Family, the cult believes in polygamy and child marriage.
At least two children are known to be on the ranch.
The thought of children at risk is putting more pressure on the F-B-I to end the standoff, now in its eleventh day.
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Serial-Molester


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
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The Texas parole board says the state has no choice but to release convicted child molester Larry McQuay (muh-KWAY') from prison.
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Parole officials say he has done his time.
McQuay's case has sparked community anger -- especially since McQuay has said he will strike again and might kill this time.
McQuay now says he made the threat to draw attention to his plea for castration at public expense.
He says he's still willing to have the procedure, but wants to rejoin society, get married and lead a normal life.
The parole board says McQuay will likely be released on Monday.
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crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=amo
TAPE#rolled from truck
GRAPHIC=plane crash


More on our top story this afternoon-- three people were reportedly injured when a single engine Cessna crashed in Botetourt County.
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Scott Prince is at the site.
Scott what can you tell us?
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Still to come on News 7,
A prayer vigil takes place at this hour in Downtown Roanoke,
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and a jury rules in favor of a former spine surgeon in the first of several malpractice suits to make it to court.
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Backhoe-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-31
GRAPHIC=None


The man killed in a backhoe accident in Christiansburg yesterday has been identified as 65 year- old Paul Henry Lephew of Salem.
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Lephew was one of three men repairing the vehicle at an industrial machine repair shop on Roanoke Street.
The backhoe rolled and crushed Lephew to death.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.
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Tazwell-Ax


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=none


A Roanoke teen is in critical condition after being hit by a car.
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The accident happened yesterday afternoon in the 600- block of Tazwell Avenue.
Sixteen- year- old Charles Wright was attempting to cross the street when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle.
Lieutenant R- A Bower of the Roanoke Police Department says the driver of the car was not speeding-- and no charges have been filed.
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Korsh


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-21
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Spine Surgeon Dr. Eric Korsh claims a victory in the first medical malpractice suit to make its way to court.
Connie Stevens has the story.
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(( Patrick Brunson's case against Korsh centered around his claims that the doctor, then with Lewis Gale Clinic's Virginia Spine Center-- told him he had to have bone fusion surgery using pedicel screws-- or he'd be paralyzed.
With the surgery, though-- he'd be pain-free.
Dr. Korsh denies making any such promises.
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((JOHN JESSEE/DEFENDANT'S ATTORNEY: IT WOULD CERTAINLY BE MY HOPE THAT THIS WOULD LET OTHER PEOPLE KNOW THAT DOCTOR KORSH DID NOT DO THINGS WRONG IN THIS INSTANCE. AND THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM TO UNDERSTAND THE FULL MAGNITUDE OF WHAT GOES ON IN SPINE SURGERY AND UNDERSTAND FROM THE EXPERTS WHO TESTIFIED THAT DOCTOR KORSH'S CARE AND TREATMENT AND THE WORK THAT HE IS DONE IN SPINE SURGERY IS NOT ONLY STATE OF THE ART. BUT SUPPORTED FROM EXPERT WITNESS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY. AND I THINK THAT WILL BE THE CASE IN EACH OF THESE MATTERS AS THEY GO FORWARD. ))
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And there are other cases-- former patients of the doctor's who claim he made the same guarantees to them.
The jury wasn't made aware of the allegations, or the other lawsuits-- and Brunson's attorney says he doubts this case will have much impact on future claims.
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((DAN FRITH/PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY:ALL THE CASES ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE TRIED ON THEIR OWN. AND THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO PROCEED OR FAIL ON THE MERITS OF EACH CASE. I DON'T REALLY THINK THIS SETS A PRECEDENT OF HOW OTHERS WILL BE HANDLED. ))
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Both sides speculate that the relationship between Brunson and Korsh may have had some impact on the jury.
The two were friends, until a horse venture went under-- Korsh eventually dropped a lawsuit against Brunson to recoup money-- before this suit was filed.
There was also this video that the defense hired a private investigator to make-- in it, Brunson is seen working on his Copper Hill horse farm-- doing just what he'd been saying he could no longer do.
Connie Stevens. News 7.))

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When News 7 returns, we'll tell you some numbers the operator WON'T be giving out when you call,
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and two weeks ago it was a comet - last night it was a total lunar eclipse.
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King-Vigil


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
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On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.
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King was shot when he leaned over the balcony outside his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
The death of the 39-year old civil rights leader sparked riots in Chicago, Baltimore, Washington and Cincinatti.
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Today in Roanoke, a peaceful rememberance.
An hour long prayer vigil in honor of King started at noon at Lee Plaza in Downtown Roanoke.
It's sponsored by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
All are invited to attend.

Eclipse


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
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Another show stopper in the sky.
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East Coast residents were treated to a total lunar eclipse last night.
The moon had a red-orange glow as it passed into the earth's shadow.
This was the first total lunar eclipse on the Eastern seabord since December 19-92.
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Full-Moon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-34
GRAPHIC=None


One ideal place to watch the lunar eclipse would have been the Full Moon Cafe in downtown Roanoke.
Every Wednesday, the cafe hosts open mic night for local bands, as well as amateur singers.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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Wednesday's aren't usually known for abundant nightlife--
But at downtown Roanoke's Full Moon Cafe-- "Hump Day" is the busiest night of the week.
Don't be fooled by its size-- this tiny watering hole can really pack 'em in.
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((BILL WOODSON/FULL MOON CAFE OWNER: I THINK THEY JUST COME OUT TO LISTEN TO THE GOOD MUSIC. THRE'S A LOT OF MUSIC LOVERS IN ROANOKE AND THEY COME OUT TO HEAR THE DIFFERENT MUSIC. YOU NEVER KNOW WHO'S GOING TO SHOW UP. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO SING. ))
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The main attraction-- impromptu musical performances by local bands and individuals who feel moved to get up and sing.
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((MIKE BALKOM/"RADAR ROSE": BEER GIVES PEOPLE A LOT OF COURAGE. SO, THEY WATCH OTHER PEOPLE COME UP HERE AND PLAY. AND A COUPLE BEERS LATER, THEY'RE UP HERE PLAYING. ))
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And as far as musical styles-- anything goes.
From folk music to heavy rock-- to acoustic rock, like the local band, Radar Rose-- which came up with the idea of open mic night.
The group also co- sponsors the event and provides all the instruments and equipment.
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((ANASTASIA MOONIE/"RADAR ROSE": THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE THAT I KNOW FOR AREA MUSICIANS TO COME HANG OUT, MEET OTHER PEOPLE, AND KIND OF NETWORK. ))
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Standup, if need it
And it's a place where at least on Wednesday nights, anyone can be a star.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

Bell-Atlantic


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
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The weather is one of the things you won't be able to ask your operator about.
Bell Atlantic-Virginia is telling its regular operators to stop telling callers the time of day, area codes for different cities and other information.
Instead, people who dial "0" and ask for information will be referred to "4-1-1" directory-assistance operators -- where the callers will be charged for the service.
A company spokesman says Bell Atlantic has to cut its costs.

Frito-Lay


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# lb stock
GRAPHIC=business news


Lynchburg is definitely not alone in its pursuit of Frito Lay.
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The world's largest snack food company is considering it as the site of its new food processing plant.
But in an interview on W-I-N-C Radio in Winchester Wednesday, a Frito Lay spokesperson confirmed there are two other communities in the running.
The Dallas based company says it's taking its time choosing between Lynchburg, the Winchester area, and Martinsburg, West Virginia.
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The comment was made to apparently end speculation that Frito Lay had bought land in West Virginia.

Patrick-Henry


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NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-
GRAPHIC=Business News


A Roanoke hotel has ended its affiliation with a national reservation agent.
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The Patrick Henry Hotel says it will NOT to renew its three year contract with the Radisson chain.
The change took effect earlier this week.
The hotel's general manager says the move will not impact operations there.
The Patrick Henry employs about 100 people.
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In the end, the hotel says the number of customers Radisson brought in didn't justify the cost of the affiliation.
The Patrick Henry Hotel has signed a contract though, with another reservation service.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
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At noon the Dow was UP five points.
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Stick around -
In sports, Patrick has Winston Cup testing at Martinsville Speedway,
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and yesterday's Lacrosse match at Roanoke College was a match against coach and player.
We'll show you who came out the winner.
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Testing


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-32
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The Martinsville Speedway was hopping yesterday as nine Winston Cup drivers tuned up for this month's Goody's 500.
Mike Stevens has more on the testing traffic jam at the half mile track.
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(( Sterling Marlin, DW, Michael Waltrip, Bobby Labonte and the man in black headlined the menagerie of Ford and Chevy drivers turning hot lap at the track.
But wait a minute, that's not Earnhardt driving that black Chevy - thats' Jeff Gordon. ((JEFF GORDON/THREE WINS IN 1996:))
Black cars and unusual parking spots were all part of the test. Darrell Waltrip, who hasn't won in 3 years, but has 11 career wins at Martinsville pitted his Chevy in Victory lane, hoping it can find its way back there on April 21st.
His younger brother spent much of his time in the Wood Brothers Ford testing brakes - something Martinsville loves to destroy. ((EDDIE WOOD/CITGO FORD CREW CHIEF:))
Having nine cars testing at the track on the same day is a rare occurrence, but also a big advantage for the participants. ((STERLING MARLIN/DRIVER - KODAK CHEVROLET:)) ((BOBBY LABONTE/POLE WINNER LAST SPRING:))
Stacy Compton, who hopes to make his Winston Cup debut at Martinsville also took part in the testing session.
At the Martinsville speedway, Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))

Lacrosse


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-27
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Lacrosse


The Roanoke Maroons beat the Lynchburg Hornets in a crucial O-DAC lacrosse contest.
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Lynchburg coach and former Roanoke All-American Brett Smith was reunited yesterday with his former coach, Roanoke's Bill Pilat.
The reunion goes sour though, as the Maroons get seven points from Keith Wempe.
He scores four and has three assists.
The Hornets pull to within three, 9-6.
Brian Catney fires a shot past Roanoke goalie Chris Gordon.
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Maroon senior Billy Metz tallies four goals as well.
Roanoke goes to five and two while Lynchburg falls to one and nine.
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Wrap


ANCHOR=Patrick/Mel
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=amo
TAPE#96-
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ANCHOR=Melanie
GRAPHIC=plane crash


To recap our top story in the newscast --
Three people were injured when a single engine Cessna crashed in Botetourt County.
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Scott Prince is at the site.
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Thanks for watching. We'll have more on that story tonight on News 7 at five and six.