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Coming up on News 7 -
A two- year- old child is killed in Lebanon today on the sixth day of attacks there,
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and six V-M-I cadets are suspended following an attack on a fellow student.
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News 7 at Noon is next, don't go away.

Primary-Lawsuit


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A federal judge has dismissed a challenge to the state's open primary law.
U-S District Judge Richard Williams said today that state G-O-P chairman Patrick McSweeney and Republican Delegate Robert Marshall lacked standing to bring the lawsuit.
Party conservatives are concerned Senator John Warner will benefit by crossover voting from Democrats and independents in the primary.
They want to choose the Republican Senate nominee at a state convention, where Warner opponents would have a stronger voice.
McSweeney indicated he may appeal.

UNABOMBER


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The attorney for Unabomber suspect Ted Kaczynski wants the case dismissed.
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Michael Donahoe says there's no way Kaczynski can get a fair trial in this country.
In a motion filed today in federal court in Montana Donahoe says "deliberate disclosures" by federal investigators have poisoned the pool of would-be grand jurors.
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Kaczynski is being held for allegedly possessing bomb components.
He has not been directly charged in the Unabomber attacks, but his mountain cabin continues to yield a treasure trove of damaging evidence.
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CLINTON


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Japanese anger over the U-S military presence on Okinawa is boiling over, as President Clinton visits Tokyo.
Thousands of demonstrators protested in a Tokyo park today.
Opposition to U-S bases on Okinawa has been running high since the rape last September of a 12-year-old school girl.
Meantime, the President is talking security with Japan after trying to make peace in Korea.
Bill Plante reports.
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LEBANON


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A two year old girl died today in another attack on the Lebanese capital of Beirut.
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Hezbollah guerrillas say two other civilians were wounded in the helicopter strike near Beirut's airport.
This was the sixth day of cross- the- border fighting between Israel and Muslim guerillas.
Just before dawn the Israelis launched a strike on a Palestinian refugee camp.
They were aiming for a dissident Palestinian guerrilla leader, but missed him.
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WAR-CRIMINAL


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As Jews and others around the world today mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, a painful reminder in Britian.
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An 85 year old refugee from the former Soviet Union is about to stand trial for mudering Jews during world War Two.
After a 22 day hearing and testimony from 20 witnesses, the court today ruled that there was sufficient evidence to try Simon Sarafinovich
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((NICHOLAS BOWERS/ATTORNEY:MY CLIENT MAINTAINS HIS INNOCENCE, HE'S INSTRUCTED ME TO PREPARE A FULL AND VIGOROUS DEFENSE TO THOSE CHARGES, HE IS IN FACT LOOKING FORWARD TO ESTABLISHING HIS INNOCENCE BEFORE A JURY. ))
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This is Britain's first Nazi war crimes case.
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KLAAS


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It's taken two and a half years, but the trial of Richard Allen Davis is about to get underway in Northern California.
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Davis is accused of kidnapping and killing 12- year- old Polly Klaas in October 19-93.
Attorneys for both sides will pick a final jury today in San Jose.
After that, opening arguments begin.
Polly's family is preparing for a long and painful trial.
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Police say Davis has confessed to killing Polly after carrying the 12- year- old out of her house at knifepoint.
The prosecution is seeking the death penalty.
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Tornado


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As many as two tornadoes ripped through a trailer park last night near Raleigh, North Carolina.
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At least six mobile homes were destroyed and nineteen people were hospitalized.
The town of Zebulon in Wake County appears to be the hardest hit.
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The same storm system spawned a twister on Sunday in Arkansas, killing seven people.
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Still to come --
Several V-M-I cadets are suspended,
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and the Material Girl is now the Maternal Girl.
Madonna is with child and we'll have the details.
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VMI-Suspensions


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Six Virginia Military Institute cadets have been suspended for assaulting a freshman classmate who had been excused from the Rat Line because of medical problems.
Nine other cadets have been disciplined in the attack.
V-M-I officials say the 15 cadets held down the cadet, tried to shave his head and sprayed a chemical balm on his genitals.
The cadet partly dislocated his shoulder in the incident.
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V-M-I officials say the attackers apparently were upset that the cadet escaped some unsavory parts of the Rat Line -- a rigorous experience for first-year students.
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Kidd


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A Tazewell businessman has become the second person to seek the Republican nomination to challenge Congressman Rick Boucher in the November election.
Former Delegate Barnes Kidd had been mentioned for months as a possible 9th District candidate.
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He joins Patrick Muldoon of Giles County, a first-year law student, in seeking the Republican nod to oppose Boucher, a 14-year incumbent.
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Capitol-Hill


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A constitutional amendment to make it harder to raise taxes failed last night in the House.
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It would have required that anything other than a minor tax increase be approved by two thirds of the House and Senate.
The vote came less than an hour before the midnight deadline for Americans to file their federal tax returns.
Kimberly McBroom reports.
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Taxes


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(( The traffic jam to pay Uncle Sam makes for one of the busiest days of the year for the U.S. Postal Service.
People continued streaming in throughout the evening-- collecting free stamps, courtesy of the American Postal Workers Union and free advice, courtesy of the I-R-S. ((MIKE SPEARS/INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE: WE TEASE THEM. WE GIVE THEM A HARD TIME. BUT PEOPLE WAIT 'TIL THE LAST MINUTE-- A LOT OF THEM DO. WE TRY TO GIVE THEM A HARD TIME-- KIND OF KEEP THINGS LIGHT AND EASY BECAUSE IT'S A LOT OF STRESS THAT LAST DAY.))
Spears estimates a 30 to 40- percent increase in last- minute filers from last year-- mostly people needing forms or asking questions.
But some say putting off the inevitable is just human nature.
((CARLOTTA STILTNER/LAST- MINUTE FILER: PROCRASTINATION. THOSE THAT PROBABLY THINK THEY'RE GOING TO OWE MONEY, SO THEY ALWAYS WAIT UNTIL THE VERY LAST MINUTE. SOME OF THEM ARE FORTUNATE MAYBE-- THEY GET A LITTLE BIT BACK. BUT I'M NOT. SO, I WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE.))
((TOM WOLFE/LAST- MINUTE FILER: Do you usually wait until this late to do your taxes? WELL, I'M A LITTLE EARLY RIGHT NOW-- USUALLY WAIT TIL A LITTLE LATER-- In the day? IN THE DAY, YEAH.))
And even those with the best intentions to get their taxes done early sometimes put pleasure BEFORE business.
((BOBBIE FLAGG/LAST- MINUTE FILER: I HAD TO COME TO ROANOKE TO SEE FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND I WAS BUSY ALL WEEKEND MAKING WHOOPIE. SO, I HAD TO DO IT TONIGHT.
So, you had your fun first, and now you've got to take care of business?
WELL HONEY, WHEN YOU GET MY AGE, YOU HAVE YOUR FUN WHEN YOU CAN.)) Standup here
Now, while filling out all those tax forms may not be much fun, we still have to do it.
The I-R-S says if you missed the midnight deadline, it's important that you file for an extension as soon as possible.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
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Up next --
It's all over for Fergie and Andrew,
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and an update on the pawless pup left stranded in a local dumpster.
She has some new owners and we'll introduce you, next, on News 7.
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Royal-Divorce


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Another royal couple calls it quits.
Lawyers for the Duke and Duchess of York say the two will divorce.
Prince Andrew and his wife, the former Sarah Ferguson, married in 1986 and separated in 1992.
They have two young daughters.

MADONNA


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The Material girl is now a mother- to- be.
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The publicist for Madonna says the 37- year- old pop star is four months pregnant.
The father is said to be a 29- year- old Cuban fitness instructor who Madonna has been dating for about a year.
Madonna is in Hungary filming the movie Evita.
The film is now being rushed to finish in six weeks.
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Pup


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A happy ending for a pawless puppy that was looking for some new parents.
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Matt and Pam Lucas of Roanoke are the proud owners of the lab mix.
The puppy was born without paws, so the owners will have to deal with the special needs of the pet.
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The black lab was found in a dumpster and taken to the Roanoke Animal Hospital.
Vets say she is in good hands.
The Lucas's were selected from 29 applicants wanting the dog.
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Innotech


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A Roanoke optical company says its vision includes plans for a multi-million dollar expansion within the next eight months.
Len Besthoff has the story.
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(( It was anything but an average day on the job for Ken DiRocco and his fellow employees at Innotech.
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The Roanoke optical company announced it will use 30 million dollars it raised selling its stock to the public to fund a major expansion.
Innotech expects to hire 550 new workers in Roanoke, and 450 in Petersburg to build, market, and sell its hot new product.
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((Innotech sees itself expanding for two main reasons. For starters, it thinks it has a unique product, and secondly, it says the market for bifocal lenses, that go into making glasses like these, is literally expanding by the day.))
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Innotech believes it will have to find a new facility in Roanoke to accommodate its expansion.
It says in the interest of shareholders, it will seek state and local incentive funding for the project.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

Stocks


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Stocks are higher, boosted once again by technology issues.
At noon the Dow was UP 21 points.
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Still to come --
Another athlete with ties to U-Va is in trouble with the law,
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and we'll have the results of the Boston Marathon.
Don't run away, we'll have sports, next, on News 7 at Noon.
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Mavericks


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The Dallas Mavericks may have a new owner.
A Dallas radio station is reporting that the team was sold to a group headed by Ross Perot Junior.
Perot is the son of Texas billionaire Ross Perot.
The station says the deal was closed last night with Mavericks owner Don Carter.


Preston


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A former University of Virginia football player has been charged with slamming another student's head through a car window.
Twenty-year-old Charles Preston was arrested Sunday by university police and charged with assault and battery.
He also faces a charge of destruction of property.
The other student, Matthew Kase, was treated for minor injuries.
Preston was dropped from the squad earlier this year when he said he planned to transfer to another school.

Basketball-Player


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A former Virginia State basketball player died during a pickup basketball game in Roanoke.
Officials at the school near Petersburg say 26-year-old Martin Carey died of heart failure during yesterday's game.
He was known as "Blade" during his two seasons on the Trojans basketball team.
He was a native of Amelia and graduated from Virginia State in 1993.

Marathon


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The 100th running of the Boston Marathon produced few surprises and a number of repeat winners yesterday.
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38- thousand- 706 entrants began the 26- point- two mile jaunt through the streets of Boston.
But by the end, a familiar face was mugging for the camera in the women's division.
Germany's Uta Pippig became the first woman in history to win three straight marathons with a time of two- hours- 27 minutes and 12 seconds.
American Jean Driscoll won the women's wheelchair division for the seventh straight year.
Switzerland's Hans Fry captured the top prize in the men's wheelchair division.
And the overall winner was Kenya's Moses (TA-NOO-EE) Tanui.
Last year's runnerup in the marathon won yesterday's event in a time of two hours, nine minutes and 16 seconds.
This is the third straight year a Kenyan has won the men's marathon.
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In one sad footnote to the race, a 61- year- old Swedish man died of an apparent heart attack after finishing the event.
Humphry Siesage (see-SAHG) was pronounced dead last night.
An autopsy is planned.

Festival-Classic


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American Electric Power and First American Bank are keeping Roanoke's largest annual road race up and running.
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A-E-P and First American are the new sponsors of the Festival Classic Run.
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Up until this year, the five and 10- K races that took place during Roanoke's Festival in the Park had been sponsored by First Union and Dominion Bankshares.
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A-E-P and First American made the announcement flanked by runners from Northside High School.
Northside is challenging other schools in the region to see who will have the most runners in this year's run.
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((JIM ROBINSON/NORTHSIDE COACH: NORTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL IS ISSUING THIS CHALLENGE FOR EVERY SCHOOL IN THE AREA TO SEE HOW MANY YOU CAN GET IN. WE TELL YOU THAT YOU WILL HAVE A GREAT TIME. OUR KIDS ALWAYS HAVE A GREAT TIME.)) ((CATHY GRIFFIN/NORTHSIDE JUNIOR: NORTHSIDE HAD OVER 200 KIDS LAST YEAR AND I THINK WE'LL BLOW EVERYBODY OUT OF THE WATER THIS YEAR. No chance anybody will even come close? GRIFFIN: NO, I DON'T THINK ANYBODY HAS THE GUTS.))
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The winner of the "Northside Challenge" gets a trophy.
Trophies will also go to winners of corporate and media challenges taking place this year, two new events in the Festival Classic.
The race takes place June first. Wrap
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Later today on Health Check-- good news for those with stomach ulcers.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a two-drug combination that promises to cure stomach ulcers-- for good.
The story, plus one researcher has the reasons why drinking dark beer may be good for you.
Join us later today, for News 7 at FIVE.
That's it for News 7 at NOON. Have a good day.