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NOON-HEADLINES

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Coming up on News 7,
A guilty plea is expected from the man accused of killing a family during a high speed chase with police,
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and they're picking up the pieces after tornadoes wreak havoc in Kentucky,
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Don't go away, news 7 at Noon is next.

Allman


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-38
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A guilty plea will be entered from the man accused of killing a Vinton family during a high speed car chase with Roanoke County police.
21-year-old Scott Allman appeared in court this morning to face multiple charges of manslaughter and numerous other vehicle violations.
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Ron Jones was in the courtroom this morning and is now in our newsroom with the latest.
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Melanie, Allman's attorney says he will enter a guilty plea on three counts of manslaughter when he appears in circuit court later next month.
He waived his preliminary hearing this morning.
But in other matters the judge sentenced him to 12 months in jail and a thousand dollar fine for traffic violations that led up to the fatal accident-- but as Allman's attorney said those traffic violations are the least of his worries.
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((Allman is accused of leading Roanoke County Police on a twelve mile chase last month that began in 5000 block of Franklin Road and ended in a fatal crash at the intersection of Williamson and Plantation Roads.
The impact killed a Vinton Couple and their infant.
His attorney says even though his client will plead guilty, he didn't mean for the chase to end in death.
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((TOM BLAYLOCK/ALLMAN'S ATTORNEY: HE FEELS VERY BADLY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. YOU KNOW HE'S BEEN IN JAIL FOR SOME PERIOD OF TIME. HE'S HAD TIME TO REFLECT ON WHAT HE DID. AND HE REALIZES THAT ALL THIS COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IF HE'D HAVE JUST STOPPED. I THINK WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER IN THIS YOUNG MAN IS, YES HE INTENTIONALLY RAN FORM POLICE AND THERE'S NOT GOING TO BE CONREST TO THAT. BUT HE DIDN'T INTENTIONALLY KILL ANYBODY.))
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However, while we were interviewing Allman's attorney a man who apparently was the father of one of the victims shouted, --quote -- "He may not have intended, but my son is still dead." ron toss to mel

Whitewater


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=none


Former White House counsel Lloyd Cutler says the convictions in the Whitewater trial mean the Congressional probe will continue "through the election".
The chairman of the Senate Whitewater committee agrees.
New York Republican Alfonse D'Amato says he still wants to know if Clinton administration officials have hindered the investigation.
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Yesterday a Little Rock jury found Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker and President Clinton's former business partners, Susan and James McDougal, guilty of fraud and conspiracy in the Whitewater case.
Following the verdicts Governor Tucker announced he would resign to appeal.
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((ARKANSAS GOVERNOR JIM GUY TUCKER: I CANNOT AND SHOULD NOT EXPECT THE PEOPLE OF OUR STATE TO BEAR THAT BURDEN. PRESIDENT CLINTON:ON A PERSONAL LEVEL I'M VERY SORRY FOR TUCKER AND JIM AND SUSAN MCDOUGAL.))
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Jurors say they found the President a credible defense witness, but they paid more attention to incriminating documents.
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ELECTIONS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=none


A Palestinian newspaper calls it "the most dangerous election in Israel's history."
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Israelis are choosing today between Prime Minister Shimon Peres and right wing challenger Benjamin Netanyahu (net-an-YAH'-hoo).
Netanyahu (net-an-YAH'-hoo) has vowed to slow down the peace process with the Palestinians.
Pre-election polls make the race too close to call and so far voter turnout has been heavy.
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Twister


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=none


In Kentucky this afternoon residents are cleaning up the mass destruction left behind by a spring storm laced with tornadoes.
Officials say at least a thousand homes were damaged or destroyed.
Amazingly, no one was killed and fewer than ten were injured.
Don Ward has more.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Straight ahead on News 7 at Noon-
We'll show you why it's harder to get away with murder than it used to be,
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and some seniors prove they're worth their "salt" when it comes to fighting crime.
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Freemen


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The F-B-I has ordered reporters and photographers to leave the area around the Freemen ranch in Montana.
Federal agents have distributed written notices saying the news media must clear out by 9 tonight, local time.
There's no word on whether that means the standoff is about to end, but C-B-S News reports electricity to the Freemen compound has been cut.

Accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-48
GRAPHIC=NONE


A former Salem fire captain is killed in an accident.
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Police say Charles King was closing a gate on his cattle farm on Spillway Lane last night when his vehicle rolled over him.
King was 70 years old.
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Deputies


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-43
GRAPHIC=state seal


A change in state policy could cost the Salem Sheriff's Department half of its deputies.
And at least ten other departments in western Virginia also stand to lose some personell.
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Salem has had ten deputies since the current courthouse opened in 1978.
But now the State Compensation Board says the city needs only five officers to serve papers and maintain court security.
Sheriff Everette Obenshain says the state is reallocating positions without visiting his courthouse or reviewing the city's needs.
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((EVERETTE OBENSHAIN/SALEM SHERIFF: I INVITED THE COMP BOARD IN TOTAL TO COME UP AND RUN MY OPERATION WITH FIVE PEOPLE AND NOBODY'S SHOWED UP.))
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The cuts will only come through attrition, but Obenshain says at least one of his deputies is preparing to retire.
Roanoke City and County are among the other localities that stand to lose deputies under the plan.

Medical-examiner


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-36
GRAPHIC=None


Criminals may have a harder time getting away with murder.
Western Virginia's forensic science suddenly improved about six months ago with the dedication of a brand new morgue.
Keith Humphry has the story.
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((They're not all criminal investigations, but about 650 dead bodies a year pass through the new forensic science building.
Whenever there's a question about how and why someone died, the remains are brought here from 35 western Virginia counties... 15 independent cities.
The facilities are spacious, high-tech, state of the art wizardry.
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(( PEOPLE CAN'T GET AWAY WITH THINGS THEY ONCE DID, JUST BECAUSE THIS IS JUST SO MUCH MORE SOPHISTICATED.
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WE LIKE TO THINK THAT THAT'S TRUE. THAT IT WOULD BE HARDER TO GET AWAY WITH, SAY, A MURDER, NOW THAN IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN 20, 30, 40 YEARS AGO. AND IT IS.
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The chief medical examiner for our half of the state says he's doing the same job he was doing downtown in cramped quarters for decades. Only now it's better and with greater confidence, he says.
Like the rest of the building- -the morgue itself has plenty of room for expansion... four tables, no waiting.
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(((question) WOULD YOU ACTUALLY DO FOUR AUTOPSIES AT ONCE? NO, BUT WE QUITE OFTEN DO TWO AT ONCE. DR. MASSELLO WORKS DOWN AT THIS END, AND I WORK AT THIS END.))
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Two stories up... a skylight- -provides natural light for autopsy photographs.
David Oxley could retire right now. But he won't. He loves his work and has waited his entire career for this.
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((IT'S PROBLEM SOLVING, MEDICAL DETECTIVE WORK, IF YOU WILL. THAT PART OF IT I ENJOY. THAT'S WHAT KEEPS ME GOING.))))
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Some days Oxley performs as many as six or seven autopsies a day. New Year's Day LAST year he and Bill Massello did TEN. The average is about two a day.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.

Salt


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-35
GRAPHIC=NONE


Covington has a new crime fighting force -- of senior citizens.
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A group of seniors is joining forces with police to learn new crime prevention techniques.
They call themselves SALT-- "Seniors and Lawmen Together."
Their classes range from identifying scam artists to personal self defense.
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((SGT. S.C. HAYNES/COVINGTON POLICE: AND THIS IS A REAL GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO BECOME ACQUAINTED WITH THEIR SENIOR CITIZENS AND KNOW THEM A LOT BETTER.))
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These seniors say the classes give them a feeling of empowerment.
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((ALEXANDER TYLER/SALT COUNCIL CHAIRMAN: CONTRACTORS COME AROUND AND THEY PUT PRESSURE ON THE SENIOR CITIZENS TO DO WORK THAT SHOULD NOT BE DONE. SO WE'RE TRYING TO INFORM THEM WHAT NOT TO DO.))
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The Salt Council has been around almost a year and it meets once a month.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Next on News 7 at Noon-
One space shuttle touches down while another is getting ready to launch,
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and you thought YOU had trouble getting your children to put on sun tan lotion.
Some zookeepers are having that same problem--with a kangaroo.
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Shuttle


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
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The space shuttle "Endeavour", and its six astronauts are safely back on earth.
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The shuttle touched down in Florida shortly after seven this morning.
The crew successfully completed a complicated ten day scientific mission that included releasing an inflated giant antenna.
As for Endeavor it heads to California for months of maintence and modifications in preparation for the first construction flight of the international space station.
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Meanwhile, "Columbia" rolls out to the launch pad tomorrow for a June 20th shuttle mission.

KANGAROO


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
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Animal keepers at the San Francisco Zoo have their hands full with a new addition to the nursery.
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They're trying to keep a baby albino Kangaroo named Mulali from getting sun- burned.
With white skin and fur and pink eyes, albino animals are very sensitive to sunlight.
But zoo keepers think they've found a solution, they have been applying Bannana Boat for babies with an S-P-F 50 on Mulali.
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Salem-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-49
GRAPHIC=Salem


A consultant's study finds Salem is ready to tee-off with a new municipal golf course.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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(( It may be hard to imagine this former landfill as an 18- hole golf course-- but Salem officials are hoping their idea will score big profits.
Mowles Springs Park closed in 1994.
Since then, the National Golf Foundation has done a feasibility study on the 250- acre property.
The study found the site suitable-- and a high demand for more golf courses in the area.
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((WALTER FRANKE/CITIZENS COMMITTEE: THIS WOULD BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAINTAIN THE GREEN SPACE THERE AS A GOLF COURSE. IT WOULD PAY FOR ITSELF AND FURNISH REVENUE TO THE CITY.))
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While voter concern over higher taxes is often par for the course, council says the project will be a business decision-- and won't likely go to referendum.
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((ALEX BROWN/SALEM CITY COUNCILMAN: WE'RE LOOKING FOR INNOVATIVE WAYS TO SUPPLEMENT OUR TAX BASE, NOT TO INCREASE TAXES. AND WE THINK POSSIBLY, A GOLF COURSE CAN BE A WAY OF DOING THAT. ))
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But before Council can take a swing at the proposed golf course-- they'll have the citizens committee recommend an architect and collect more financial information.
The committee is expected to report back in six months to a year.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Salem. ))






Textile-Suit


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# none
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A textile firm with a plant in the Woolwine section of Patrick County says a Raleigh company is copying its product.
The N-F-A Corporation has filed a patent infringement suit in Roanoke federal court against Texfi (Tex-FYE) Industries.
The product in question: a type of elastic drawstring used on apparel like sweatpants.
N-F-A has a similar suit against two other companies.

First-Union


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-40
GRAPHIC=stock market


Six months ago the chief economist from one of the nation's largest banks predicted the Dow Jones Industrial Average would soon drop three or four hundred points.
That didn't happen.
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But while visiting Roanoke yesterday, David Orr of First Union says the Dow is still due for a 10 or 15- percent correction.
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((DAVID ORR/FIRST UNION ECONOMIST: NOW I'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THAT FOR THE LAST YEAR OR SO AND IT HASN'T HAPPENED BECAUSE THE UNDERLYING GUSHER OF MONEY THAT'S POURING INTO THE MUTUAL FUNDS AND 401K'S FROM WHAT WE WOULD CALL THE BABY BOOMERS IS OVERWHELMING ANY OF THE NORMAL CYCLICAL IMPULSES THAT THESE INDUSTRIES HAVE.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Wall Street is celebrating its 100th birthday this week.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
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And on Wall Street at noon the Dow was DOWN 12 points.
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Coming up in sports-
Blacksburg and Salem fight it out on the soccer field,
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and one Lady Knight decides she doesn't want to end her high school softball career with a loss.
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Blacksburg


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-11
GRAPHIC=Group 2A soccer


Blacksburg advances to the state semi finals after taking Salem in Group Two-A soccer action.
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Each goalie registers 11 saves.
Bryan Jones puts the ball in perfect scoring position, but Blacksburg keeper Ben Pinkerton shuts the door.
Finally, in the 44th minute, the SUPER=34-Blacksburg/==1/Salem/==0;

Indians score what proves to be the only tally of the game.
Nick Kappas beats Salem's John McClure on the assist from Chris Nietzold.
Blacksburg wins one-nothing.
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Byrd


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-5
GRAPHIC=group 2A soccer


The Indians play William Byrd this Friday at home.
The Terriers topped Virginia High five to one last night.
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SUPER=03-Vinton/Bearcats vs. Terriers; :00


Region Three player- of- the- year Michael Berry leads the attack for Byrd.
He gets the assist on the goal. Chris Dowdy taps it in and the
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Terriers lead one-nothing about seven minutes in.
Dowdy has two goals.
Berry scores the other 3, and Byrd wins five- to- one.
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Cave


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=96-46
GRAPHIC=Northwest region baseball


On to the diamond -
The Northwest Region baseball quarterfinal was in Danville last night as G. W. Danville hosted Cave Spring.
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The Knights' Greg Wells loops a single to left field that scores two runners and Cave Spring has a two-nothing advantage into the second inning.
In the second, Lenny Lackey connects and SUPER=34-G.W. Danville/==5/Cave
Spring/==4;

scores a pair of runs.
Danville advances to the region semis with a five-four win in 11 innings.
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Softball


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=SMA
TAPE#=S6-6
GRAPHIC=Northwest Softball


Meanwhile, the Lady Knights beat E.C. Glass in the Northwest region softball quarterfinals.
Trailing seven-to-six in the last at bat,
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Hilltoppers vs. Knights; :00

senior Kari Whitney hits a two out, bases loaded single that plates two runs.
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Cave Spring wins, and will host Albermarle at the semi-finals, which are postponed until tomorrow due to rain.
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((KARI WHITNEY/KNOCKED IN GAME WINNING RUN: I LIKE TO PLAY UNDER PRESSURE. THAT'S WHERE I PLAY BEST AND I DON'T KNOW. IT WAS EITHER GET A HIT OR WE'RE DONE AND I SURE DIDN'T WANT TO END MY HIGH SCHOOL CAREER, I DIDN'T WANT TO END IT IN A LOSS.))
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Glenvar


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Region C softball


In Region- C softball, Glenvar beat John Battle four- to- one.
The Lady Highlanders will play Floyd County in the semis.
The Lady Buffaloes stampeded Fort Chiswell 29-to-one.
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One other baseball note.
Salem downed Chatham three- to-two in Region Three quartefinal action last night. WRAP

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NEWSCAST=NOON
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at Five's Health Check report --
One story from the front line in the health care battle.
We'll hear from a retired postal service worker who had no idea he'd spend his golden years fighting for medical essentials.
Join us for his story, plus all the latest news, sports and weather-- on Have a good day. News 7 at FIVE.