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A tornado may be to blame for damaging a home in Franklin County,
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and a deadly battle today in Lebanon kills several Israeli soldiers. wx-head
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News 7 Mornin' is next.

Franklin-Co


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Franklin County officials and the National Weather Service are trying to determine if a tornado touched down yesterday.
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A house under construction was ripped off its foundation shortly before four p.m. during a period of heavy rains.
The house was 90 percent complete before the storm.
The builder of the house was surprised upon seeing the wreckage.
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((TONY FEAZELL/HOME BUILDER: WELL IT WAS KIND OF SADDENING, A LOT OF LABOR WENT INTO IT, A LOTTA SWEAT, SOME HOT DAYS THE PAST FEW WEEKS. ))
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A National Weather Service Meteorologist says that tornados are rare in our region-- and that if they happen, they are often brief and relatively weak.
Whatever tore through the area picked the house up and moved it 100 feet from its foundation and carried debris up to two miles away.
Witnesses said they heard noises like a jet or a roaring freight train in the area.
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Israel-shooting


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Re-newed violence in the Middle East.
Police in Lebanon say at least five Israeli soldiers were killed and six were wounded today in clashes with Muslim guerillas in southern Lebanon.
The Israelis retaliated by shelling suspected guerrilla paths in Shiite Muslim villages.
Police say one Lebanese man was killed in the bombardment.
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SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel;


Today's attack comes one day after a man and woman were killed in a rare drive by shooting in Israel.
A nine month old baby girl escaped unharmed.
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black-church


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A fire has caused extensive damage to a black church in the north Texas town of Greenville.
The cause is not yet known.
The blaze comes as ministers from 30 predominantly black churches meet with federal officials about other fires at their churches.
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SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Last night they joined a worship service and rally in Washington D-C.
Today they'll met with Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin who heads the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms which is investigating the church arson fires.
That follows a meeting yesterday with Attorney General Janet Reno.
The ministers say they are frustrated because they feel the federal inquiry is focused more on the church members and clergy than on outside suspects.
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WILDFIRES


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Residents forced to evacuate by a massive wildfire in Alaska hope to return home today -- that is if they have anything to go back to.
Authorities say more than 350 structures have been burned in the Big Lake area.
Yesterday federal officials toured the fire area by helicopter.
Firefighters expect to contain the blaze by tonight.
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1-Sports


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Chicago burned Seattle last night and the Bulls lead the N-B-A championship series 3-games-to-none.
Roy Stanley has the details in sports.
Good morning Roy.
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GAY-PROTEST


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President Clinton continues his California campaign swing today.
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In San Francisco last night, a chilly reception from the city's gay and Lesbian community.
Demonstrators protested the president's stand on same sex marriages.
Mr. Clinton says he will not veto legislation that will allow states to deny the legal recognition of same sex marriages.
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((I THINK BILL CLINTON AT THIS POINT IS THE EMBODIMENT OF A COWARD..HISTORY WILL VIEW HIM FOR WHAT HE IS. HE HAS DEFINATLEY LOST MY VOTE, NOT THAT HE EVER HAD IT BUT THE TRUTH IS THE WAY CLINTON HAS POSITIONED HIMSELF..THERE IS NO CHOICE FOR PEOPLE WITH PROGESSIVE GAINS IN THIS SOCIETY.. ))
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Earlier the president conceded an apology is in order to the 300 or so people, many of them top Republicans, whose F-B-I files were improperly obtained by the White House in 19-93.
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PRIMARY


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Turning now to Virgnia politics --
This is the eve of the Republican Senate primary.
Incumbent John Warner and Jim Miller are vying for the space on THAT ticket.
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The winner will face Democrat MARK WARNER in November.
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Incumbent John Warner chose the open primary over a party convention.
The term "open" means all registered voters can have a hand at determining the nominee.
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((DIANE ST. JOHN/ROANOKE CO. REGISTRAR: IT'S CALLED THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY, BUT BECAUSE WE DO NOT REGISTER BY PARTY IN VIRGINIA EVERYONE IS ELIGIBLE TO GO VOTE. 17-YEAR-OLDS CAN GO VOTE AS LONG AS THEY WILL BE 18 BY THE NOVEMBER ELECTION.))
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Turnout may be the deciding factor in tomorrow's vote.
A light turnout is expected to benefit the challenger Jim Miller.
Analysts say crossover is not usually a factor, but if there is crossover one analyst says it may benefit MILLER.
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((HARRY WILSON/ROANOKE COLLEGE POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPT.: ALL THOUGH REPUBLICAN ACTIVISTS CLAIM IT WOULD BENEFIT WARNER IN REALITY IF THE DEMOCRATS WERE THINKING LOGICALLY THEY'D PROBABLY THINK JIM MILLER IS AN EASIER CANDIDATE TO BEAT IN NOVEMBER THAN JOHN WARNER. AND THEY WOULD CROSSOVER TO ACTUALLY VOTE FOR MILLER.))
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All the regular voting polls will be open tomorrow.
Diane St. John says primaries are held at the taxpayers expense.
She says Roanoke County will spend nearly 20-thousand dollars on tomorrow's vote.

Common-Sense


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Speaking of spending money --
If you are looking for a good investment, mutual funds are an option.
But you need to know what to ask for.
Len Besthoff explains in the latest edition of Common Sense.
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((This week we continue our quiz this week on mutual funds. And Ben Hartman with Edward Jones and Company is helping out.))
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((The question is the place to find a fund's listing of its actual investment holdings is: a-a prospectus, b-annual and semi-annual reports, c-investment reports, d-a financial magazine. BEN HARTMAN/EDWARD JONES & CO.: AND THE ANSWER TO THAT ONE LEN WOULD BE "B", ANNUAL AND SEMI-ANNUAL REPORTS. THESE REPORTS ARE ISSUED AND THEY LIST ALL OF THE HOLDINGS OF THE FUND, MUCH LIKE THE BALANCE SHEET OF A CORPORATION. THEY LIST ALL OF THE INVESTMENTS THAT THE FUND IS INVESTED IN, STOCKS, BONDS, TREASURIES, GOVERNMENT SECURITIES, THINGS LIKE THAT. THE ANNUAL AND SEMI-ANNUAL REPORTS LIST THE DOLLAR AMOUNTS INVESTED IN THESE VARIOUS HOLDINGS AND ITS A GREAT WAY TO CHECK UP ON YOUR MUTUAL FUND AND SEE EXACTLY WHAT THE FUND INVESTS IN.))
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((That's this week's edition of Common Sense. Let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
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2-scores


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The Chicago Bulls are one victory away from an N-B-A championship series sweep.
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Michael Jordan scored 36 points and the Bulls slugged the Seattle SuperSonics 108-to-86 last night.
Now let's check out the scoreboards.
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SUPER=92-NY Mets/==3/Florida/==0//Chi Cubs/==4/Montreal/==2;
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2hEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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A tornado may be to blame for damaging a home in Franklin County.
The house was ripped off its foundation during a period of heavy rain.
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One day after a husband and wife are killed in a drive- by shooting in Israel a deadly battle in Lebannon.
At least five Israeli soldiers are killed and six are wounded in clashes with Muslim guerillas.
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21- year- old Australian swimmer Susie Maroney is doing just fine after being forced by rough seas to abandon an attempt to swim the 110 miles from Cuba to Key West Florida.
Maroney was pulled from the water ten miles short of the Florida Keys.
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And that's what's making news on this Monday June 10th.
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Franklin-Co


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Franklin County officials and the National Weather Service are trying to determine if a tornado touched down yesterday.
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A house under construction was ripped off its foundation shortly before four p.m. during a period of heavy rains.
The house was 90 percent complete before the storm.
The builder of the house was surprised upon seeing the wreckage.
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((TONY FEAZELL/HOME BUILDER: WELL IT WAS KIND OF SADDENING, A LOT OF LABOR WENT INTO IT, A LOTTA SWEAT, SOME HOT DAYS THE PAST FEW WEEKS. ))
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A National Weather Service Meteorologist says that tornados are rare in our region-- and that if they happen, they are often brief and relatively weak.
Whatever tore through the area picked the house up and moved it 100 feet from its foundation and carried debris up to two miles away.
Witnesses said they heard noises like a jet or a roaring freight train in the area.
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Middle-East


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A deadly shootout this morning in Lebanon.
Police say at least five Israeli soldiers were killed and six were wounded today in clashes with Muslim guerillas in southern Lebanon.
Soon after the attack, Israel retaliated by shelling Shiite villages, killing a Lebanese army soldier and wounding a civilian.
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SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel;

Today's attack comes one day after a man and woman were killed in a rare drive by shooting in Israel.
A nine month old baby girl escaped unharmed.
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CHURCH-FIRE


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An investigation is under way in Texas this morning to determine the cause of a fire that damaged a black church.
Meantime, black southern ministers -- whose churches have been burned in a series of suspicious fires -- meet today with Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin.
They'll get an update of what the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is doing to investigate.
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SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Last night the 38 ministers joined a worship service and rally in Washington.
They were joined by worshippers and members of the National Council of Churches.
Yesterday the ministers also met with Attorney General Janet Reno.
The ministers say they are frustrated because they feel the federal inquiry is focused more on the church members and clergy than on outside suspects.
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alaska-fire


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Some residents forced to evacuate their homes by a massive wildfire in Alaska hope to return today.
But some may not have homes at all.
Authorities say more than 350 structures have been burned in the Big Lake area.
Yesterday federal officials toured the fire area by helicopter.
Firefighters expect to contain the blaze by tonight.
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cuba-swimmer


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Australian long distance swimmer Susie Maroney is resting in Key West, Florida today.
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Rough seas forced the 21-year old to give up her attempt to become the first person ever to swim the 112 miles between Cuba and Key West.
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(( SUSIE MARONEY/SWIMMER: IT'S DEFINATELY A DREAM COME TURE, I'VE BEEN PLANNING THIS FOR FIVE YEARS. I'M SORRY BUT EXCITED THAT IT'S OVER. ))
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Maroney was pulled from the water just ten miles short of the Florida Keys.
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3-Sports


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A strong performance by Ernie Els helped him clinch the P-G-A's Buick Classic.
Roy Stanley has the details in sports.
Good morning Roy.
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Tornado


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Did a tornado touch down in Franklin County?
That's what the National Weather Service is wondering this morning.
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A house under construction was ripped off its foundation during a period of heavy rains yesterday afternoon.
The house was 90 percent complete before the storm.
A National Weather Service Meteorologist says that tornados are rare in our region-- and that if they happen, they are often brief and relatively weak.
Whatever tore through the area picked up the house and moved it 100 feet from its foundation and carried debris up to two miles away.
Witnesses said they heard noises like a jet or a roaring freight train in the area.
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BRECKINRIDGE


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After more than a half century most of Breckinridge Middle School will be demolished to make room for progress.
750 graduates of what used to be William Fleming High School returned to their alma mater yesterday.
Denise Allen caught up with a few of them.
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(( Francis Sanderson spent nearly 40 years of her life at William Fleming High School--first as a student, then she worked 34 years as the principal's secretary. ((FRANCIS SANDERSON/CLASS OF '35: I GUESS I ENJOYED BEING WITH THE KIDS. THEY SEEMED TO ENJOY COMING IN THE OFFICE.))
Hundreds of William Fleming survivors reunited to remember the ole days--the days when Breckinridge Middle was William Fleming High school.
The school is more than 60 years old.
Many of the fixtures are original.
For instance, these chalkboards are actually slate painted green.
But after this school year, not much of the old building will remain. ((BILL BALLENTINE/CLASS OF '62: I WAS TOLD EVERYTHING FROM THE FRONT HALL TO THE REAR OF THE SCHOOL WILL BE TORN DOWN AND THEY'RE GOING TO BUILD A NEW SCHOOL FROM THE GROUND UP BEHIND THAT.))
Bill Ballentine says there's not much memorabilia left from old Fleming High either.
He says when the new high school was built most of the old school's awards were lost.
Out of 300 trophies and plaques only 12 remain.
Ballentine says that's a shame because these graduates are a tight knit community and the school should be remembered. ((THIS SCHOOL HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE UNDER-DOG SCHOOL. IT WAS THE UGLY STEP-CHILD THAT WAS ADOPTED BY ROANOKE CITY IN THE ANNEXATION OF 1948 OR 49. IT WAS A SMALL SCHOOL. STARTING WITH PROBABLY 250 STUDENTS.))
Francis Sanderson says she stayed so long because she loved it.
And she, like the hundreds of other graduates, just came to walk the halls one more time.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Explore


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Meantime, a Botetourt County landmark is getting a second chance.
The Mountain Union Church will be relocated to Virginia's Explore Park.
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Built in 18-88, the church was donated to Explore by the Fincastle Presbyterian Church.
It is now being REconstructed on the park's Roanoke County site.
More than one hundred donations, large and small, have helped to pay for the relocation of the building.
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((RUPERT CUTLER/EXPLORE DIRECTOR: IT'S GOING OT BE AVAILABLE YEAR- ROUND BECAUSE IT'S UP HERE ON THE RIDGE NEAR WHERE THE ROANOKE RIVER PARKWAY COMES INTO THE PARK, WHERE THE WELCOME CENTER WILL BE BUILT, WHERE THE BRUGH TAVERN RESTAURANT WILL BE OPEN YEAR- ROUND. SO I CAN SEE IT USED FOR WEDDINGS, WITH RECEPTIONS AT THE TAVERN. I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR, MOST- USED BUILDINGS IN EXPLORE PARK.))
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Because the building is not quite as old as park officials first believed, they decided not to include it in the 1830s Blue Ridge Settlement.
The church sits on a bluff overloooking the homestead.
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The church and the ministers' home that will be built nearby will represent the fourth time period depicted at Explore.
The others include a native american village, a frontier fort and settler's cabin-- and the Blue Ridge Settlement.

Feedback-6/9


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Time to dip into our viewer mailbag.
This week we get a letter from someone who is concerned about Roanoke's plan to make the Mill Mountain star Red after every alcohol and drug related traffic fatality.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean with Feedback.
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(( A viewer from Roanoke says "The proposal to use the Mill Mountain Star to indicate deaths (of any cause) is not very uplifting for a city wanting to project a progressive appearance. Why not use the Star to a real plus advantage? It already has yellow, red and blue. Add a white strobe light for the center and change its use to an indicator of weather for the next 24 hours. Showing red would indicate warmer, blue colder and yellow to signal not much change. The strobe light could indicate precipitation due (either snow or rain). At present the Star is a somewhat outdated symbol bcause it doesn't do anything except show as a star. Let's put it to work that would be seen and appreciated by a large number of people in the valley for many years to come."
If you have any ideas about topics in the news or our news coverage, send your letters to News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022.
Our fax number is 540-343-7269.
And E-mail goes to wdbj7@teleweb.com.
Joe McKean, News-7. ))

4-scores


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In sports --
The Chicago Bulls are just one victory away from an N-B-A championship series sweep.
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Michael Jordan scored 36 points and the Bulls slugged the Seattle SuperSonics 108-to-86 last night.
Now let's check out the scoreboards.
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