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Relatives of Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski are speaking out -- through a family lawyer,
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and a court appearance for the three teens charged with beating up a fellow student at Patrick Henry High School.
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Wintery weather is in today's forecast... we could get several inches of snow by late tonight. I'll have the forecast for you in a few minutes.
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Don't go away the news is next.

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Three teenagers accused of beating up a fellow student at Patrick Henry High School on Friday will face charges of malicious wounding.
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The charges were upgraded from assault and battery in juvenile court, where the three young men were arraigned this morning.
They are accused of committing an unprovoked attack in which the victim was kicked and beaten.
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This morning in court, one of the teenager said he did not hit the victim, but was trying to break up the fight.
Parents say the three defendants have not been in trouble before, and they say there's more to the incident than the initial police reports reveal.
The juveniles are being held without bond at the Coyner Springs Detention Center.

UNABOMBER


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Ted Kaczynski's family is anquished over their decision to tell federal authorities he might be the Unabomber.
This from a family lawyer who spoke to reporters in Washington this morning, in response to media requests for interviews with family members.
Byron Harlan reports.
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((Family members caught in the swirl of Unabomber publicity have avoided the media.
But today, in response to the national interest in the case, an attorney for Ted Kaczynski's brother David met reporters in Washington to read a brief statement from the family.
David Kaczynski, seen here with his mother last week, began to suspect last summer that his brother Ted might be the elusive serial bomber sought for 18 years.
Then when the Unabomber manifesto was published in the Washington post and New York Times, he felt even more uneasy about his brother.
So, through a friend who was a private investigator, David Kaczynski had the Unabomber's writings compared with letters from his brother.
Over a period of months, his suspicions led him to contact the FBI through the lawyer.
Meanwhile, the FBI continues building its case against Kaczynski, who remains jailed in Helena on a federal bomb-making charge.
The New York Times reports investigators have found that Kaczynski was in Sacramento at the same time two bombs were mailed to victims who were killed when they blew up.
This clerk at the Royal Hotel identified Kaczynski to agents.
Byron Harlan, CBS News, Washington.))

McVeigh


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Oklahoma City bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh reportedly wants to take the witness stand at his upcoming trial.
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He says he's been falsely portrayed in the media and wants to testify to give jurors a true picture of himself.
McVeigh's comments are contained in today's issue of "Time" magazine.
He tells "Time" he's innocent of the April 19th bombing that killed 168 people and injured more than 500.
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Freemen


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The Freemen standoff in Montana is entering it's third week with the holdouts facing charges ranging from bad checks to murder threats.
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Yesterday some of those holed up on the Freemen ranch climbed on horseback to survey the land they claim as their sovereign territory.
They seem in no hurry to end their standoff.
And a Montana state lawmaker who took part in negotiations last week says he's NOT optimistic about a quick resolution.
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There were two days of talks last week.
Among the Freemen's demands: To be judged by the group's own Common Law Court System.
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korea


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South Korean troops remain on alert after heavily armed North Korean troops entered the Demilitarized Zone for the third day in a row.
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North Korea broke its silence on the situation this morning, blaming it on Seoul and calling the U-S a trouble-maker.
North Korea says it is no longer observing the Armistice that ended the three-year Korean War in 19-53.
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Still to come --
A convicted child molester who wants to be castrated gets out of prison today,
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and a plane full of tourists crashes onto the rocks off the coast of Australia.

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Australia-Rescue


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A Japanese woman is in critical condition today after a small plane carrying tourists crashed off the coast of Australia yesterday.
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The 27- year old woman was one of ten Japanese tourists recused from the aircraft after it plunged into the water.
Within minutes of the crash, witnesses rushed to help those on board.
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The injured Japanese woman was unconscious when she was carried out of the waves by several men.
The other nine passengers and the pilot safely made it to shore.
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McQuay


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A Texas man, who calls himself a "child molesting demon" who will strike again, got out of prison earlier today on mandatory release.
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Larry McQuay was escorted by officers from a psychiatric prison to a halfway house in San Antonio.
He claims he's abused about 240 children and threatens to molest again and even possibly kill.
McQuay has asked to be castrated as a self-described cure.
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Joining us now is Dr. Edgar Kyle, a clinical psychologist with the Center for Family Counseling and Roanoke County Police Officer Tom Kincaid.
Dr. Kyle, will castration work?
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(But what if McQuay's behavior is a compulsion? Explain this.)

(Officer Kincaid, how do we keep track of sex offenders who are released in our area? What are the laws?)
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(What are the figures on the sexual molestation of children in our area?)

(How many of these crimes are committed by strangers, as opposed to family members and acquaintances?)

(What are the warning signs that a child has been sexually abused, and how can victims seek help?)
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Up next, how prepared V-DOT is for tonight's wintry weather,
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meantime folks up north are already feeling an arctic blast.
Hard to believe it's spring.
Beth Myer has what's in store for us, next, on News 7.
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SNOW


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Spring may have arrived on the calender, but it appears winter just can't say goodbye.
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Snow is in the forecast today for sections of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.
The entire state of Massachusetts is expecting up to eight inches of the white stuff.
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And snow fell throughout the night in areas of New York and New Jersey.
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VDOT-Snow


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Our area is bracing for more snow.
Accumulations for this winter have already reached nearly 58 inches in the Roanoke area,
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and it's expected to get two to five inches of snow tonight.
The Virginia Department of Transportation is getting ready.
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Some V-DOT employees are being sent home early this afternoon in order to return for the evening shift.
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Common-Sense


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There's a high price on higher education -- parents need all the help they can get in coming up with the money for their child's tuition.
Len Besthoff is here with some advice in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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(( Saving up for Junior's college fund is really important, and it's becoming more difficult as college costs keep rising by the day. The IRS is willing to help out if you're investing in Double-E Savings Bonds. ((GARY DUERK/BROWN, EDWARDS AND COMPANY: THERE'S A PROVISION THAT THE INTEREST EARNED ON DOUBLE-E SAVINGS BONDS CAN BE EXEMPT IF IT'S USED FOR TUITION AND OTHER EXPENSES OF EDUCATION. THOSE BONDS CAN BE PURCHASED - FOR EXAMPLE IF YOU PUT AWAY 50 DOLLARS A MONTH WHEN THE CHILD IS ONE YEAR OLD, YOU CAN HAVE ALMOST 16-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN COLLEGE FUNDS AT AGE 18. IF YOU'RE WELL ENOUGH ALONG THAT YOU CAN PUT AWAY 100 DOLLARS A MOTH, YOU COULD HAVE AN EXCESS OF 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS AT AGE 18 FOR COLLEGE EXPENSES, AND YOU WON'T HAVE TO PAY ANY TAXES ON THE BONDS THAT YOU EARNED.)) I'm Len Bestoff for this weeks edition of Common Sense. Let's send it back to the Newsdesk. ))

Stocks


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Stocks are sharply lower after plunging at the opening bell this morning.
Investors fear interest rates are going up.
At noon the Dow was DOWN 129 points.
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Up next, the Salem Avalanche rolls into town for a cool evening of baseball,
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while it was hot, hot, hot in Argentina, and we're not just talking about the weather.
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Avalanche


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The Salem Avalanche's home opener is tonight at Memorial Stadium.
The Avalanche takes on Wilmington at seven o'clock. ess/full
Be sure to bundle up.
Tonight's forecast calls for a wintry mix of snow and rain with lows in the 30s.

Prix


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Things got a little too hot during the Grand Prix of Argentina yesterday.
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Pedro Diniz's (De-NEEZ) car is engulfed in flames as he spins on the track.
Rescue workers hustle to the wreck as the driver ran from the fire.
He was not seriously hurt.
Damon Hill goes on to win the race.
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Gordon


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The Winston Cup stars enjoyed a rare Sunday off to celebrate the Easter Holiday with family and friends.
The first six races of the season have provided highs and lows for three of the top Chevy teams on the circuit.
Mike Stevens has more on Jeff Gordon, Sterling Marlin and Bobby Labonte.
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(( After beginning the season with a dead last finish at Daytona and an horrendous run at Rockingham, Jeff Gordon has returned to the form that brought him a championship last season.
The Rainbow Warriors who were dressed in all black while testing at Martinsville last week, never doubted themselves - although many others did. ((JEFF GORDON/THREE WINS IN 1996:))
The first four races of the season were a total disaster for Bobby Labonte. The Interstate battery team that won three races last season, barely finished races early on. But Darlington and Bristol have put Joe Gibbs team back in the hunt. ((BOBBY LABONTE/15TH IN POINTS RACE:))
Perhaps the most frustrated team of 1996, is the Abingdon based MOrgan-McClure race bunch. After leading the points race most of the first half of last year, Sterling Marlin The Kodak Chevy team have only one top 10 finish in the first six events in 96. ((STERLING MARLIN/11TH IN POINTS RACE:)) ((LARRY MCCLURE/OWNER - KODAK CHEVROLET:))
And we'll be in Wilkesboro on Friday for Winston Cup qualifying for the First Union 400. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))


Wrap


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That's it for News 7 at Noon.
Before we go, let's check in with Connie Stevens, to see what's coming up in medical news today, on News 7 at FIVE.
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((COMING UP TODAY ON OUR HEALTH CHECK REPORT, RECOGNIZING THE SIGNS OF STROKE AND GETTING HELP IMMEDIATELY. WE'LL BE REPORTING FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA HEALTH SCIENCES INTO RESEARCH INTO HELPING PATIENTS RECOVER WITH THE CLOT-DISSOLVING DRUG, TPA. DON'T MISS THE STORY ON NEWS 7 AT FIVE'S HEALTH CHECK REPORT.))
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And for an update on the weather, we'll see you back here at five and six. Thanks for joining us.