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NOON-HEADLINES

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Clothes and jewelry found on a body discovered near Culpeper reportedly match items worn by Alicia Reynolds the day she disappeared two months ago.
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And a day after his re-election we'll have a chat with Roanoke mayor David Bowers.
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Coming up today, we have slightly warmer temperatures, with a very good chance of storms rumbling through the region later this afternoon as well as overnight, then things calm down a little.
I'll have the complete outlook.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Don't go away, the news is next.

Roanoke-Council


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Roanoke Democrats are savoring their sweep of yesterday's city council elections.
They added to their majority as they took all five seats that were up for graps yesterday.
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Chyron page # 480 ROANOKE MAYOR


The Democratic victors include David Bowers, who won a second term as Roanoke Mayor.
He defeated his Republican challenger, Pat Green, by a margin of 12- hundred votes.
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This afternoon, he joins Joe Dashiell at the Municipal Building to discuss the Democratic victory.
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Board-Salem


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Over in Salem, while the incumbents were re-elected to city council,
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RACE # 520 SALEM COUNCIL

the big story was the immense popularity of retired chief of police Harry Haskins.
He was the top voter getter, with 490 more votes than second-place finisher Alex Brown.
Brown and Howard Packett were also elected to new terms on council.
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L'Burg-Boards


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It was NOT a good night for Republicans in Lynchburg, as two out of three G-O-P candidates were defeated at the polls.
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Race #420 Lynchburg Council


In the Ward One city council race-- independent Pete Warren defeated Robert Vogel by a three- to- two margin.
Race #430 Lynchburg Council


In Ward three, incumbent Jim Curling was defeated by Republican Robert Garber.
Race #435 Lynchburg Council At-Large


And in Lynchburg's AT-LARGE council seat, independent Carl Hutcherson defeated Stewart Hobbs.
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Kevorkian


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Doctor Jack Kevorkian, on trial in Michigan for his role in assisting two suicides, was present Monday for the assisted suicide of a Canadian right to die activist.
Jane Robelot has the details.
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Brzonkala


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A federal judge is standing behind Virginia Tech's decision to treat rape cases differently than other violent crimes on campus.
Yesterday, Judge Jackson Kiser threw out Christy Brzonkala's claim against the University.
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Brzonkala says two football players raped her when she was a student at Tech in 1994.
She claims Tech gave PREFERENTIAL treatment to the athletes through administrative hearings on campus.
Judge Kiser said even if Tech GAVE preferential treatment, it was not based on gender discrimination.
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Brzonkala wanted the court to force the University to change its policy on sexual assault cases.
But the judge said she offered no statistics to back up her discrimination claim.

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When we return-
Our election coverage continues--we'll check in on races in the New River Valley.
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and his legal troubles in Michigan are still not over, but it has been confirmed Doctor Jack Kevorkian was present at a Canadian man's assisted suicide.
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body-reynolds


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
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An autopsy will determine if the body found in a field east of Culpepper is that of Alicia Showalter Reynolds.
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State police searched a field where buzzards were swarming. Reynolds fmaily members says officials have told them items found on the body match what she was wearing at the time she disappeared.
Reynolds disappeared March 2nd when she was driving from Baltimore to Charlottesville.
Police believe she was abducted by a man who told her something was wrong with her car.
Police have leads but have not identified a suspect.
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Unabomber


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Another bizarre twist in the case of alleged Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski.
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A Helena, Montana newspaper reports the F-B-I and local firefighters have been searching a tunnel near Kaczynski's tiny cabin.
The paper doesn't go into detail about the tunnel system or say whether anything was found.
Kaczynski has been in police custody since April third.
His case has yet to go before a federal grand jury.
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NRV-Races


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A split vote between eight candidates for three seats has landed two incumbents in Christiansburg back on town council.
And before the votes were even in, council was taking action on the main point of controversy in the race, a new recreation facility.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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(( Many Christiansburg voters had one thing on their minds as they went to the polls.
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((A SWIMMING POOL FOR CHRISTIANSBURG. ))
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((SCOTT WEAVER/CHRISTIANSBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: RECREATION HAS BEEN PUT ON A BACK BURNER FOR A WHILE. BUT NOW IT'S COME TO THE FRONT AND WE NEED TO DO A WHOLE LOT WITH IT. AND WE WILL. ))
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Council took a first step even even as the votes were still being tallied.
Members adopted a resolution to proceed with the current plans for a new recreation center, which do not include a pool.
Afterwards, two of the candidates said they were just as disappointed about that as they were at losing the election.
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((JAY NEWMAN/CHRISTIANSBURG COUNCIL CANDIDATE: DEFINITELY DISAPPOINTED. I WAS HOPING THAT THEY WOULD REVIEW SOME MORE CITIZEN INPUT. ))
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((BOB ABRAHAM/CHRISTIANSBURG COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I WOULD'VE LIKED FOR THEM TO HAVE WAITED TO SEE THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION. BUT IT SEEMS THAT THE VOTE SHOWS THAT WHAT THEY PROVED IS WHAT THE PEOPLE IN CHRISTIANSBURG WANT.))
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Incumbent Scott Weaver says the town can't afford the estimated two million dollar cost of a pool now.
But he says it is included in the ten- year plan, and he expects council to revist the idea in a couple of years after the rec center is up and running.
Tracy Altizer, News 7.

Boards


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Taking a look at some other races of interest--
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RACE #130 BEDFORD


In Bedford, incumbent Mayor Mike Shelton was re-elected, along with councilman Skip Tharp.
But Joanne Grahame and Ronnie Rice were defeated by Bob Wandrei (Wan-DRY) and Dave Ballard.
RACE #260 COVINGTON PAY RAISE


Voters in Covington rejected a pay raise for the mayor and city council members... even as they overwhelmingly approved some changes in the way vacancies are filled among constitutional officers.
Race #460 PULASKI


One incumbent was re-elected on Pulaski town council: John Johnston.
The rest of the slate of winning candidates was made up of newcomers to council. Jim Neblett, Charles Stewart and Polly Mitchell defeated incumbents.
PAGE #350 HILLSVILLE


In the hotly contested mayor's race in Hillsville --
Incumbent Barton Cooley, who is awaiting trial for D-U-I, again defeated former mayor Jack Akers, and write-in candidate Bob Morrison.
PAGE #330 GLASGOW


Four of the six winners in the Glasgow Town Council race are incumbents.
The newcomers to the Council will be Ben Watts and Susan Wood.

Homepage


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For all the results of the elections, check out NEWS-7's Web Page. The Internet home page address is teleweb-dot-comm, slash-- w-d-b-j-seven/ slash.

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Coming up --
G-M is recalling cars with possible brake defects.
We'll tell you what models are on the list,
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and the Olympic torch runs into some trouble as it crosses the country on its way to Atlanta.
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SPEECH-HEARING


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May is "Better Speech and Hearing Month" in Roanoke, and the emphasis is on education.
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Hearing tests are just one important tool in the detection and prevention of hearing loss.
In addition to the provision of testing, the Speech and Hearing Center has expanded it's facilities to better serve the Roanoke Valley.
Director Richard Hawkins says that prevention is high on the list of priorities.
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((RICHARDS HAWKINS/DIRECTOR, ROANOKE VALLEY SPEECH & HEARING CENTER, INC.: JUST A SIMPLE LITTLE INEXPENSIVE PAIR OF EAR PLUGS CAN BE INSERTED IN THE EARS WHEN YOU'RE OPERATING A LAWN MOWER, USING A POWER TOOL, OR CHAINSAW--SOMETHING LIKE THAT. PROTECT YOUR EARS FROM THAT SOUND BECAUSE IT CAN CAUSE PERMANENT AND IRREVERSIBLE HEARING LOSS.))
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If you have questions or concerns about speech or hearing impairments, please contact the Speech and Hearing Center.

Torch


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The Olympic torch stumbled yesterday on its long journey to Atlanta.
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The bearer of the flame was bicycling under high winds across Puget sound yesterday, when he dropped it.
A motorcyle following the bicycle ran over the torch and broke it.
A new torch was quickly lit.
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AUTO-RECALLS


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Two major auto makers are having problems this afternnon.
The government wants to know whether Ford's recall of more than eight million vehicles with possible ignition-switch problems is big enough.
Federal regulators have been investigating millions of Ford cars and trucks that all have the same type of ignition switch.
Meantime, G-M is recalling 44-thousand cars for a possible brake defect. ess full
The automaker says 19-96 Buick Regal and Chevy Luminas need to have their left front brake pipe checked for clearance.
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UPS


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U-P-S may start carrying more than packages.
"The New York Times" reports the company is considering a plan to offer charter passenger flights on weekends, when its aircraft are idle.
A U-P-S spokesman says a final decision will be made in the next few weeks.

Stocks


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Stocks are sharply lower today.
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was DOWN sixty points.
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Next on News 7-
We'll introduce you an athlete who promotes drug-free weightlifting
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and Tour Dupont cyclists are on the road in stage 8 - the difficult climb up Beech Mountain.
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Danville


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
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George Washington High School of Danville has named its new head basketball coach.
Chris Carter has been an assistant coach since 1993 at G-W.
Carter is replacing Harry Johnson who coached the Eagles for 30 years and led the school to the state championship this season.

Butler


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Some disturbing news from the Baseball diamond.
Dodgers' outfielder Brett Butler has been diagnosed with cancer.
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Butler was having his tonsils taken out Monday when doctors discovered a malignant tumor the size of a plum.
He officially has Squamous Cell Carcinoma, a form of mouth cancer that is often caused by smokeless tobacco.
But because Butler hasn't smoked, dipped or chewed tobacco since the 80's, the news is a shock.
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Doctors say there is a 70 percent chance they can successfully treat the tumor. The 38 year old will have surgery on May 21st.
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Finish


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Lance Armstrong lost yesterday's battle for stage seven of the Tour Dupont.
Federico Colonna of team Mapei-GB
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crossed the finish line in Bristol in a mad sprint with a small pack of cyclists to win stage seven.
Armstrong conserved his energy for today's difficult race, and finished in the second pack of cyclists.
Stage 8 got off about an hour ago in Bristol.
The race involves 8 categorized climbs crammed into 109 miles, including the almost unfair ride to the top of the 51 hundred foot high Beech Mountain at the finish.
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Weight-Lifter


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The Commonwealth Games are a perennial favorite in Southwest Virginia.
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Weightlifting is a real crowd pleaser at the Games, and here with us today is one of the competitors, Kathy Roberts.
Good afternoon.
So, how did you get into weightlifting?
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(Tell us about some of the competitions and awards you've won.)



(You not only travel for competitions, but you also promote drug-free

weightlifting. Is it a serious problem in the sport? How do you get your message across to young people just getting into the sport?)

(Who is your main audience?)



(What is your training schedule like for an event or competition?)

(How much can you lift? How about a demonstration?)