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NOON-HEADLINES

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A cease fire agreement is reached between Lebannon and Israel.
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And charges are filed in the wake of a hospital terrorist drill in Martinsville.
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Showers have plagued the morning, but they will be relegated to history by later this afternoon.
I have the complete, sunny weekend forecast coming up in just a few minutes, stay with us for that.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Don't go away, the news is next.

Israel


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=mel
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Secretary of State Warren Christopher has succeeded in brokering a truce between Israel and the Hezbollah guerillas.
The accord states that Hezbollah will not fire rockets at Israel, and Israel agrees not to fire on civilians in Lebanon.
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The agreement takes effect in a matter of hours, ending 16 days of cross border fighting.
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M'ville-Hospital


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
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Criminal charges have been filed against six people allegedly involved in a controversial disaster drill at a Martinsville hospital.
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The 48- warrants, which include brandishing a firearm and assault, were issued by a Martinsville Magistrate.
The charges stem from complaints filed by four nurses at Martinsville Memorial Hospital.
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The women say they were traumatized by the "mock" drill in which people were taken hostage.
The nurses say they were NOT warned ahead of time.
Two of the six men charged are hospital employees.
The hospital's Director of Security and a security guard were arrested and released on bond.
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Bedford-Officer


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A close call for a Bedford city police officer last night after he was attacked from behind and had his gun taken while trying to make an arrest.
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Police say 33- year- old Carl Thomas Evans attacked Officer B.T. Smith as Smith was trying to arrest Evans' nephew on an outstanding warrant.
Evans reportedly knocked Smith to the ground, then removed the officer's weapon from its holster.
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Other city and county officers responded to Smith's call for help within minutes, and Evans surrendered himself and the gun without incident.
He's been charged with attempted capital murder and remains held without bond.
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FARIS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=SSM
TAPE#96-28
GRAPHIC=GAVEL SCALES


A Bedford County grand jury will consider murder charges against a Gretna man.
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38-year-old Randall Lee Faris is charged with killing Bobby Anthony Carter in February.
Carter's body was found dumped along Route 608 near the Pittsylvania County line.
During a brief preliminary hearing this morning, prosecutors introduced a statement from Faris' son who says his father admitted to the murder.
A grand jury could indict Faris next month.
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D'ville-Murders


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Murder


Police have interviewed a suspect in yesterday's fatal shooting in Danville.
29-year old Sandra Deshazo was found lying in the street.
She died an hour later at the hospital from a bullet wound in the chest.
Charges have NOT been filed against the suspect interviewed.
Meanwhile, police did make an arrest in a murder Wednesday night in the town of Hurt.
17-year old Margueritte Whitfield was shot with a small caliber handgun, at the Pine Acres Trailer Park.
22-year old David Lee Jones was charged with her murder.

Baby-Attack


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A six year old in Californina has been charged with attempted murder in the beating of an infant.
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Today, a California judge will consider who gets custody of the boy, and two eight year olds who've been charged with with burglary in the same case.
The four week old baby remains hospitalized in critical condition.
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Still to come, a gift worth millions is given to Virginia Tech,
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and today marks the ten year anniversary of the nuclear diaster at Cheronobyl.
We'll talk to one person who has visited the site more than a dozen times.
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BUDGET


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=Budget Compromise


President Clinton signs compromise legislation today that ends the 19-96 budget battle.
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The House and Senate passed the brokered deal yesterday.
The final spending bill totals 160 billion dollars-- and is seven months late.
Enactment of the measure ends one year of partisan conflict which caused two government shutdowns.
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Chernobyl
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TAPE# 96-26
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Militia


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
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C-B-S News has just learned of police action against a militia group that was allegedly planning attacks at the Olympics.
Jim Stewart reports.
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Tech-Leadership


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-33
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


Virginia Tech is hoping to foster the next generation of public leaders through its new Center for Leader Development.
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University officials announced a two million dollar gift from an anonymous donor to create the center.
It will include an academic minor in leadership, which will be available next Fall for members of the Corps of Cadets.
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((PAUL TORGERSEN/VA. TECH PRESIDENT: THE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM WILL BEGIN WITHIN THE CORPS OF CADETS AND THEN WILL EXPAND AND BE AVAILABLE TO 18 THOUSAND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS. THE POTENTIAL THERE IS ENORMOUS. ))
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Torgersen says that expansion to the university community in several years will set Tech's program apart from V-M-I's, and the women's leadership institute at Mary Baldwin College.
The center will be operated through Tech's College of Arts and Sciences.
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When we come back,
A gorgeous weekend to enjoy outdoor activities.
We'll give you a great place to go on this week's edition of "Take A Hike",
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and we recently brought you the story of music group D-C Talk.
Now, the three musicians are back in the news.
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Dove-Awards


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
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GRAPHIC=dc Talk


In Nashville last night D-C Talk was all the talk at the Dove awards, the Christian music equivalent of the Grammies.
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The alternative rock group, whose members formed while students at Liberty University, upset more middle of the road gospel acts to win artist of the year honors from the Gospel Music Association.
The trio's Jesus Freak single also won song of the year.
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Apple-Orchard-Falls


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-39
GRAPHIC=take a hike


There's a hiking route for almost everyone to Apple Orchard Falls in Botetourt County.
Different routes to the falls offer a wide variety of physical challenges.
A number of streams converge in this area, so a stream is often within sight of the trial... no matter what route one takes.
Beth Myer takes us there in this week's edition of "Take a Hike."
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((The sound of the rushing water engulfs the environment as you hike the trail to Apple Orchard Falls. cover some of this bite with video.
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Several trail heads lead to the falls. production here
The shortest trail begins at the The Sunset Field Overlook near milepost 78 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. production out
This route is one mile round trip and is easy enough for all ages to enjoy although it is challenging in places.
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... But the effort is worth the view at the top.
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Hikers will see a variety of wildlife including deer, wild turkeys, salamanders and squirrels. The featured species in the area is the neo- tropical migratory song birds. These birds spend winters in Central and South American and migrate here for the warmer months.
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For those interested in siting birds, binoculars are a must... Most can be seen high in the trees during the early morning hours. If you are hiking later in the day, you may not see as many birds, but video of nest in tree if you're lucky, you'll see a nest or two.
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((JIM AYERS/BIRDER: A LOT OF THESE BIRDS ARE MIGRATING THROUGH HERE A LOT STOP HERE. IN THE NORTH CREEK AREA, THERE ARE OVER 20 SPECIES OF WOOD WARBLERS ALONE WHO BREED IN THIS PARTICULAR AREA. ))
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The one mile round- trip hike will take a family less than two hours. Maps and directions for longer hikes to the falls are available through the National Forest Service. Beth Myer, News 7.))

Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
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After several days of heavy stock trading, today's session has been rather calm.
Volume levels are lower than they had been, and stocks are showing little movement with little earnings or economic news.
On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was and seven and a half points.
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Ahead in sports,
Patrick has highlights of last night's Avalanche game,
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and Roanoke's first semi-pro soccer team kicks around some interviews.
We'll hear from some of the players when we come back.
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Avalanche


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#CL-96
GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche


The Salem Avalanche closed it's four game set with Kinston last night, beating the Indians 14-4.
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Salem gets on the board again in the bottom of the fourth.
John Fantauzzi hits this line drive to deep centerfield and scores two runs - the Avalanche leads 4 to 1.
Then, in the bottom of the fifth the Avalanche scores again.
Blake Barthol drills this hit to centerfield scoring John Guidice to give Salem the 5 to 1 lead.
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bottom of the fifth with this hit to right field by Pookie Jones scoring Barthol.
Salem goes on to win it 14 to 4.
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Dawgs


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-19
GRAPHIC=Riverdawgs


It's the second season for Roanoke's semi-pro soccer team.
Yesterday, Steve Mason was on hand for the introductions.
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((Big South player of the year Ian Spooner is back.
So is former Virginia Tech sensation Eric McClellan.
Former North Cross star and Roanoke college All-America Grayson Prillaman will again dawn a Riverdawgs jersey. The threads are new, along with sponsors Taco Bell, Dominion Dodge and All-Sport. But the 7 returning players from the inaugural Riverdawg team hope to bring back some year old experience. ((GRAYSON PRILLAMAN/MIDFIELDER:))
The dawgs finished 5 and 13 last year in the USISL behind a combined 17 goals from Spooner and McClellan. But Roanoke's offense alone won't make the playoffs. ((ERIC MCCLELLAN/CENTER MIDFIELDER:))
The Dawgs will again hold 8 soccer camp sessions, each running a week at a time and the players are the instructors. ((PHIL BENNE:DIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNEL:))
The Riverdawgs open the season this Saturday at Cave Spring Junior High at 7:30 against the Chapel Hill Soccer Club. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))
We'll have highlights of the Avalanche win and more sports later on Mornin.

Wrap


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That's it for News 7 at NOON. Have a good weekend.