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Coming up on News 7 at Noon,
Roanoke police are investigating two deaths, after a son finds his parents' bodies.
We'll have a live report,
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...and rabies is on the rise in Henry County.
Officals may take additional steps to keep the disease under control.
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ANCHOR=Patrick


Persistent sunshine will actually be tamed a bit by the possibility of clouds and showers late tomorrow afternoon.
I'll have the complete weather outlook coming up shortly from the News 7 Weather Center.
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Don't go away News 7 at Noon is next.

Day-bodies


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A husband and wife were found dead in their apartment in southwest Roanoke this morning.
Police have released their identities, but there's NO word yet on HOW they died.
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Scott Prince has been following this story--
Scott what's the latest?
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Wildfires


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There's no end in sight to a fast-moving wildfire about 60 miles north of Anchorage, Alaska.
More than 200 buildings have burned.
Now a town of about 48 hundred people is threatened.
Heavy smoke has closed the ONLY highway linking Alaska's two main cities.
Bill Whitaker reports from Anchorage.
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Freeman


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The F-B-I reportedly is considering taking tougher measures against the Freemen's Montana Ranch.
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"The New York Times" reports the agency may cut the Freemen's T-V, cellular telephone, and radio communications.
The F-B-I's standoff with the anti-government group is now 74 days old.
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Henry-Rabies


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Rabies is on the RISE in Henry County.
FOUR confirmed cases this year may have county officials adding tougher regulations.
Kimberly McBroom reports.
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((Rabid raccoons have been taking a bite out of some Henry county canines.
Three of the four recent rabies cases have involved raccoon attacks on dogs.
Health officials say residents should be on guard.
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((DR. ELIZABETH ROYCROFT/HENRY CO.-M'VILLE HEALTH DEPT.: CAUTION YOUR CHILDREN PARTICULARLY, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER GO NEAR A WILD ANIMAL THAT IS SUDDENLY APPROACHABLE, BECAUSE THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH THAT ANIMAL. ))
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: ALTHOUGH THE RABIES CASES HAVE BEEN LARGELY CONCENTRATED IN THE PHILPOTT LAKE AREA OF HENRY COUNTY-- HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THE RISK EXTENDS COUNTY- WIDE AND BEYOND. ))
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((WE'LL HAVE TO LOOK FOR IT ANY PLACE IN HENRY COUNTY. WE HAVE TO LOOK FOR IT ANY PLACE NOW IN FRANKLIN, PATRICK, HENRY, AND MARTINSVILLE. ))
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Dr. Roycroft has advice on making your home less inviting to raccoons, and safer for pets.
Be sure to vaccinate both dogs and cats-- which are becoming more prone to catching rabies.
Also, keep trash can lids closed tightly, and avoid leaving food outside where wild animals can easily find it. End Pre-pro
The recent outbreak has prompted county officials to consider doing door- to- door checks, to make sure pets are getting their shots.
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((SID CLOWER/HENRY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: BECAUSE OF THE HIGH INCIDENTS OF RABIES, AS REPORTED BY THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, WE FEEL THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE A MORE CONCERTED EFFORT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE DOING WHAT'S REQUIRED OF THE COUNTY BY STATE LAW. ))
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While the regulations would be stricter on pet owners, Clower says they'll encourage people to take better care of their animals-- and educate themselves more about a deadly disease.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Henry County.))

Bus-Driver


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A Bedford County school bus driver is charged with molesting a 9-year-old boy.
Officials say the victim is NOT one of the children on the driver's route.
31-year-old Walter Pugh is charged with one count EACH of aggravated sexual battery, indecent exposure and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Authorities say when Pugh was hired, he passed a criminal background check.


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Still to come on News 7,
The D-Day foundation in Bedford County announces its plans for a fundraising campaign,
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and crowded schools in Lynchburg have residents concerned - but they're NOT happy with suggestions on HOW to deal with the problem.
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Highways


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Residents of Stewartsville say they are begging for help.
Today, they asked the Commonwealth Transportation Board to speed up improvements on Route 24.
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Most of the people who turned out for today's construction hearing in Salem, were there in support of Route 24 improvements.
They say the road between Roanoke and Smith Mountain Lake is overloaded and extremely dangerous.
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State Transportation officials say there is NO doubt the improvements are needed, but right now other projects in the district have priority.

D-Day


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A campaign got underway today to raise money for a national D-Day memorial in Bedford County.
The memorial will be a replica of the battlefield in Normandy, France during the World War two invasion.
It will also include a visitor's center, museum and educational center.
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((BOB SLAUGHTER/CHAIRMAN, NAT'L D-DAY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION; WE MUST NEVER, NEVER FORGET THOSE MEN THAT LOST THEIR LIVES THAT DAY. THEY GAVE EVERYTHING.))
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The campaign is being headed by the D-Day Memorial Foundation.
So far the group has raised one-million dollars from area counties, but is still about seven million short of its goal.
The building will be completed in 1999 and will stand near the Elk's National Home in Bedford.
Today's the fifty-second anniversary of the D-Day invasion...the largest air, land, and sea invasion in history.
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L'burg-Schools


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Parts of Lynchburg are experiencing fast residential growth and educators are wondering IF they need to REDRAW school districts.
As Steve Smallshaw reports, officials could face pressure from BOTH parents and developers.
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(( About two dozen parents and students turned out for the public hearing, mostly just to listen to the reasons why Lynchburg may need to redraw its middle and high school attendance zones.
It's been 25 years since the last major high school redistricting, and school officials appreciate how emotional an issue it can be.
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((If the school board is going to redistrict, it will have to do it soon. Lynchburg city council already has approved plans for a large housing development for the area northwest of here on Wiggington Road, and everyone agrees it's easier to redistrict land than it is people.))
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The consensus is that land would be switched from the E.C. Glass high school district over to Heritage.
But city councilman Larry Carey told the crowd that may not sit well with the developers.
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Carey says developers shouldn't be able to dictate school districts.
No decision is expected for at least two weeks, and any redistricting would NOT affect students in either high school next year.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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When News 7 returns,
Virginians say they want a bigtime baseball team without a bigtime bill.
We'll show you the results of a recent News 7 poll,
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and Princess Diana made a BIG entrance at last night's gala in Chicago.
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Mason-Dixon


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Virginians say they are ready to cheer for their OWN major league baseball team -- but NOT to pay for it.
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In a new News 7- Roanoke Times poll, 69- percent of those polled say they APPROVE of efforts to bring a team to northern Virginia.
But 63- percent say they oppose spending 150 to 175- million dollars in public funds to help pay for it.
Surprisingly, the poll shows little difference between support for baseball in northern Virginia -- where the stadium would probably be -- and in the rest of the state.
74- percent of northern Virginians said yes to baseball.
68- percent of downstaters say okay.
The most viable option to help pay for baseball is a special sports lottery game.
50- percent of voters said they would favor such a game.
40- percent said no.
10- percent were undecided.
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Princess-Di


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All eyes were on Princess Diana last night as she danced with celebrities at a gala in her honor at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History.
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The event raised money for cancer research.
Earlier in the day at a cancer symposium the princess spoke to some of the nation's top medical experts about the need for more public education and funding for research.
On that note, her visit this week is expected to raise more than a million dollars for the cause.
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New-Industry


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A British-based company is making a 25-million dollar investment in Henry County.
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Drake Extrusions officially opened its NEW plant in Martinsville yesterday.
The company makes fibers used in carpets and upholstery.
It will eventually bring about 120 jobs to the area.
Drake is the U-S subsidiary of Readicut Group, a company based in England.
The new plant is a result of Governor Allen's trade mission to England last year, aimed at boosting foreign investment in Virginia.
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Stocks


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A steep decline in interest rates has failed to help stocks keep early gains.
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was UP just under a half of a point.
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Stick around - Patrick has sports next, including the FIRST game of the NBA finals,
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and the LAST game of the high school State- Group Two- A soccer season.
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Lovelace


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William Fleming introduces its new head basketball coach this afternoon, but there's nothing new about him.
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News 7 Sports has learned Roland Lovelace, the school's successful girls head coach for many years, will take over the boy's program
He will also likely move over to the high school as a teacher next year.
He replace Burrall Paye, who stepped down in the middle of last season.
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Soccer


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A heart-break ending to a great season.
William Byrd's soccer team was one goal shy of winning the Group Two A State Soccer championship.
But a last second save held the Terriers.
Roy Stanley has more.
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((After three straight trips to the final four, The Terriers were ready to cash in on a state title.
And Byrd's all state player Michael Berry got the Terriers off to a god start. Berry picks up lose ball and blows past the Warriors and scores the goal to make it one to nothing Byrd in the first half.)) ((MICHAEL BERRY/SCORED TWO GOALS: )) ((Berry was right. The Warriors came out in the second half Jeff Dolezal gets the header on the pass from Jon Likowski and the game was tied at 1 to 1 two minutes into the half.
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NBA


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Basketball fans may have been sleepless in Seattle last night as their Supersonics fell to the Bulls in the opening game of the NBA finals.
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Michael Jordan scored 28 points and Toni Kukoc (KOO-COE) ignited a fourth-quarter charge as the Bulls stampeded 107-to-90 over the SuperSonics.
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Rodman-Hair


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Meanwhile, Rodman was sporting a new color scheme for championship series.
With or without the rainbow colored 'do, the Bulls, with Rodman and Michael Jordan leading the way, are 10-to-1 favorites according to odds-makers.
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Lazenby


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Meantime, Roanoke is well-represented at the NBA finals--courtside that is.
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Roland Lazenby, a Radford University professor, is watching the Bulls every move.
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He left Roanoke to continue work on the official book of the Bulls' record breaking season.
It's entitled "BULL RUN" and it has kept Lazenby on the run. Mike Stevens reports.
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(( Bull Run is Lazenby's 31st book since 1984 when he wrote Ralph Sampson biography, "Life Above The Rim."
Last year he wrote the complete history of the Chicago Bulls to commemorate the team's 30th anniversary.
It has sold very well, although finding it Roanoke isn't always easy. ((ROLAND LAZENBY:))
Nothing archaic about Phil Jackson's coaching methods in Chicago.
In fact Jackson, who has been labeled by some as a Zen Christian has embraced Lazenby. ((ROLAND LAZENBY:))
Lazenby also has become a friend and admirer or Dennis Rodman, although he admits nothing from his formative years as a child in Wytheville prepared him for Rodman's antics. ((ROLAND LAZENBY:)) Mike Stevens, News 7 Sports.))

wrap


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Coming up in tonight's Health Check Report on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
Tackling the birds and the bees-- what's the BEST way to discuss sex with your children?
We'll tell you about the YWCA's program "Discussing Sexuality with your teen withOUT losing your cool" tonight on NEWS-7 at Five, then stick around for News-7 at Six.
Have a great day.