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A DC-10 crashes on takeoff in sourthern Japan, with reports of dozens of casualties.
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And another predominantly black church, this one in Oklahoma, appears to be the latest target in a rash of racially motivated fires.
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Don't go away, the news is next.

Henry-Murder


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TAPE#96-34
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A second man has been charged today for his alleged role in the murder of a 15-year-old Henry County girl.
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Authorities arrested 32- year old Mark Anthony Lieteau (Lie-Toe) of Martinsville this morning while he was at work.
He's charged with with one count of murder, two counts of robbery and one count of attempted robbery.
The murder charge stems from the death of 15- year old Lavinia (La-vee-nah) Scales.
The young woman was shot eight times in the head.
Authorities acknowledge Lieteau (Lie-toe) did not pull the trigger, but say he's just as responsible.
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((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:THERE ARE VARIOUS ROLES. TO BE CHARGED WITH THESE OFFENSES DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU HAD TO FIRE THE WEAPON YOURSELF OR HAVE THE WEAPON IN YOUR HAND. THAT YOU SIMPLY WERE A BIG ENOUGH ROLE PLAYER IN THAT YOU KNEW WHAT WAS OCCURRING AND THAT YOU WERE A PART OF IT. ))
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Authorities say 16- year old Tommy Helms pulled the trigger.
Helms pleaded guilty last month for his role in the crime.
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Plane-crash


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In southern Japan today, an Indonesian jetliner skidded off a runway during take off and burst into flames.
At least three people were killed and more than 100 injured.
The DC-10 was carrying 275.
Barry Petersen reports from Tokyo.
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(( Looking at the amateur video, it's amazing anyone survived - and all the more a small miracle that so many walked away from the Garuda Indonesian Airways DC-10.
THE PLANE SKIDDED, says this woman, THERE WAS A BIG NOISE THEN IT STOPPED...WHEN THE PLANE STOPPED, THE FIRE HAD ALREADY STARTED.
But the fire spread so slowly that people were not only able to escape...a lot of them managed to grab purses or duty free goods...and one of the flight crew even left with his suitcase.
When firemen got inside they discovered not everyone had been so lucky.
I HEARD A BIG BANG, says this man...I THINK THE CENTRAL PART OF THE PLANE WAS DESTROYED WHEN I HEARD THE BANG.
The Garuda DC-10 was already skidding by the end of the runway...sliding sideways as it crashed through a fence and ditch ripping off its landing gear and spinning around on its belly.
Investigators were quickly on the scene...wondering what went wrong in the first fatal moments of flight 865...and marveling that so many survived.
Investigators are focusing on the possibility of some sort of engine failure as the plane was about to lift off. but experts point out that a dc-10 has three engines and that even if one fails, the plane can take off using only the other two. at this point, obviously, there are more questions than answers.
Barry Petersen, CBS News, Tokyo.))

Church-Fire


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Arson is suspected in the burning of yet another black church, this one in northern Oklahoma.
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The fire broke out early this morning in the town of Enid.
Investigators believe someone broke a window and then used gasoline to start the blaze.
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(( REV. ALFRED BALDWIN/FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH PASTOR:YOU WORK SO HARD TO BUILD A CONGREGATION YOU BUILD A NEW BULDING AND THEN TO SEE IT GO UP IN SMOKE, IT'S HEARTBREAKING. ))
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Today's incident is the latest in a string of suspicious fires that have damaged or destroyed more than 30 churches in the last year and a half.
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Alaska-Fires


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Arson is also suspected in the Alaska wildfire that destroyed more than 300 homes.
At first, fireworks were believed to be the cause, but investigators have determined there were multiple ignition points.
Firefighters continue to mop up hot spots.
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Voting-Rights


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The Supreme Court has issued a ruling that could effect elections across the country.
The court has struck down congressional districting plans in Texas and North Carolina that gave minorities more clout.
The ruling makes it harder to draw district lines according to race.

FREEMEN


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There are signs a peaceful surrender may be at hand at the Freemen ranch in Montana.
Overnight, federal agents took down their tent at the entrance of the compound.
And a short while ago a large truck and two other vehicles moved across the ranch.
Still, a senior federal official says nothing is certain.
John Blackstone has more.
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The freemen ranch was a busy place last night with what may be preparations for surrender.
FBI negotiators and a team of lawyers acting as mediators met near the edge of the ranch...papers were passed around and studied.
Some freemen joined the talks as the 16 people remaining on the ranch were said to be close to ending their long standoff.
Earlier yesterday the youngest person left on the ranch came out: 16 year old Ashley Landers, dressed in dark clothing. Her mother who is wanted on charges in Colorado remained inside.
There was one bizarre twist yesterday that may have complicated negotiations. Two farmers drove onto the freeman ranch and started ploughing the fields.
One was the new owner of the ranch Dean Clark. He bought the land when his grandfather was foreclosed on...but his father and grandfather are Freemen and his father threw him off his own land.
DEAN CLARK:HIS LAST WORDS WERE UM GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE. DON'T COME BACK.
Neighbors say, Clark could wait no longer to get a crop planted.
DALE STANTON, NEIGHBOR OR JORDAN RESIDENT:IF WE KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE SETTLED AND HE COULD GO TO PLOWING IN THE MORNING DEAN WOULD BE HAPPY, THE REST OF HIS NEIGHBORS THE WHOLE WORKS WOULD BE HAPPY BECAUSE THE POOR KID HAS GOT TO GET HIS CROP IN THE GROUND."
The FBI wasn't happy about the plowing and convinced Clark to stop at least until today. That one day agreement is a major reason for expectations here that this long prairie seige is finally coming to a an end.
Jonn Blackstone, CBS News, Garfield County, Montana.))


Bus-Fatal


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A six-year-old child was killed yesterday when she was struck by a Halifax County school bus.
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Tiffany Harris and her twin sister were students at South of Dan Elementary.
The accident happened about ten minutes after Tiffany got off the bus.
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Family members say the driver went to the end of Route 744 to turn around and then stopped on her way out to talk to Tiffany's older sister.
The driver apparently didn't see Tiffany as the girl stepped in front of the bus after checking the mail.
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((LINWOOD CHAPPELL/TIFFANY'S UNCLE: IF YOU GOT TO KNOW HER FOR ABOUT A HALF HOUR YOU WOULD NEVER EVER FORGET HER, SHE WAS JUST THAT SPECIAL, VERY LOVING CHILD, SHE LOVED HER MOTHER VERY MUCH, SHE LOVED EVERYONE AND SHE LOVED HER TWIN SISTER AND SHE CARED FOR HER LIKE A MOTHER, TIFFANY, WAS REALLY SPECIAL.))
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The accident happened at about 12:30.
So far, no charges have been filed against the driver.
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When News 7 at Noon returns-
The roofing business has been a little soggy lately --
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and a judge dismisses drug charges against a former W&L researcher,
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Kurt-Russ


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A former researcher at Washington and Lee University is free today after a judge dismissed drug-related charges against him.
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Kurt Russ was charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine.
But, a circuit court judge said there wasn't enough evidence to prosecute.
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Russ was one of five people arrested as part of a drug bust in Lexington and Rockbridge County.
Police contend the group was part of a drug ring that stretched from Florida to Virginia.
Prosecutors aren't sure at this point if they'll try to bring other charges against Russ.
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EEOC


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TAPE#96-47
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A meeting between the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Roanoke residents yesterday was supposed to address allegations of employee mistreatment in the city.
Instead, the E-E-O-C found itself being criticized.
Ron Jones has more.
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Ineffective and all talk.
These are some charges brought against the E-E-O-C in Roanoke.
These citizens say from sexual harrassment to layoffs-- the commission is intimidated by big business and are drowning in their own murky waters of bureaucracy.
They say these meetings are just feel good rhetoric. NAT SOUND
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((REV. LEONARD HINES/ROANOKE RESIDENT: YOU'RE COMING UP HERE TO LISTEN TO WHAT WE SAY AND GOING BACK TO RICHMOND DOING NOTHING AND WE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF IT.))
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There were even accusations of unchallenged racism in the work place.
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((PERNELLER WILSON: RACISM IS BLATANT IN ROANOKE. I'VE EVEN TOLD OUR MAYOR THAT HE NEEDS TO BE WAKEN UP BECAUSE IT'S HERE.))
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We asked state officials about that.
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((LINDA GROSS/SENATOR CHUCK ROBB'S OFFICE: ON A WHOLE I'VE SEEN SPECIFICALLY FROM ROANOKE IS.. SEEMS TO BE DEALING WITH RACIAL DISCRIMINATION.))
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E-E-O-C officials say they here similar complaints in other cities and are trying to reach out.
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((BARBARA VELDHUIZEN/EEOC REPRESENTATIVE: WE ARE HERE TO BASICALLY LISTEN TO WHAT THE COMMUNITY HAS TO SAY ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THEIR COMMUNITY AND BASICALLY GET THEIR REACTION TO WHAT EEOC IS DOING WITH THEIR COMMUNITY AND HOW WE CAN BE OF MORE ASSISTANCE, HOW WE CAN BE MORE EFFECTIVE.))
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Their next step is to develop a plan of action with citizens in the valley to properly challenge employers.
They say these forums may be a little heated-- but they are also healthy.
Ron Jones, News Seven.))

Hiking-Deaths


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The F-B-I and the Park Service have taken hundreds of calls about the slayings of two women hikers in Shenandoah National Park.
But an F-B-I spokesperson says the investigation has produced no new clues.
The bodies of Julianne (JULIE-ANNE) Williams and Lollie Winans were found June first. Their throats had been slashed.
Because of the number of calls received F-B-I specialists have set up a computerized data base to manage the volume of information.

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Up next one News 7 at Noon-
The Bulls failed to carry away the N-B-A championship last night,
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but, it seems that someone did carry away supermodel Cindy Crawford.
We'll tell you what a British Newspaper is reporting.
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Crawford


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A British newspaper is reporting American supermodel Cindy Crawford was kidnapped two months ago after she arrived in France for a modeling assignment.
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4:31;05
The Sun says Crawford was lured into a limousine at the Paris airport by a bogus chauffeur who told her her regular driver was sick.
The kidnapper took off on to a highway as the model begged to be released.
The newspaper says Crawford escaped when the car ran into a traffic jam and she was able to open a door and flee across seven lanes of traffic.
The Sun learned of the incident from Crawford's mother.
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Roofing-Delays


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TAPE#96-45
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Rainy weather is creating more than just the blues for roofing contractors.
The severe winter winter followed by a wet spring has meant about four months of lost working days.
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Commercial roofers often can't work under even the threat of showers.
Materials were placed on this roof December 28th, and the job was scheduled for January and February.
The owner of Advance Roofing says his commercial roofing business is now months behind schedule.
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((TOM HORNBY:RESIDENTIAL ROOFING IS A SLOPED ROOF WITH THE THREAT OF RAIN YOU CAN STILL TEAR IT OFF. YOU CAN FELT IT IN AND TIE IT OFF. WATER HITS AND WILL SHOOT RIGHT OFF IT. ON A FLAT ROOF, IF YOU TEAR IT OFF AND RAIN IS COMING, YOU DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO SEAL IT. YOU CAN LOSE EVERYTHING UNDERNEATH. SO WITH THE THREAT OF RAIN, NO, WE CANNOT TEAR OFF. ))
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Hornby's company has lost about a half- million dollars this year to poor weather conditions.
He says other roofing contractors are in the same boat.
He can't accept any new work, unless the customer can wait until Fall.
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Stocks


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Stocks have turned lower after a mostly higher opening.
The decline in equities prices comes as interest rates hold steady near 13-month highs.
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was DOWN almost 20 points.
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Coming up in sports-
The leading scorer of the Timberwolves was picked up last night on rape charges,
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meanwhile, Marge Schott is now facing the music for her controversial comments,
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Schott


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Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott has been stripped of day to day control of the team through the 1998 season.
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Terms of the suspension will allow her to retain her partner ship shares as controlling owner, but she will NOT be able to make day to day decisions.
She can still attend games.
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((BARRY LARKIN/REDS SHORTSTOP:THEY DEALT WITH MARGE SCHOTT, YOU KNOW. I THINK THE DECISION WAS THAT HEY, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A PROBLEM, YOU KNOW. IF SHE CONTINUES TO DO THINGS THAT I THINK ARE VIEWED AS IRRESPONSIBLE AND SHE HAS TO DEAL WITH THE CONSEQUENCES. YOU KNOW, NOBODY FORCED MARGE TO SAY WHAT SHE SAID. NO ONE HAS FORCED MARGE TO ACT THE WAY SHE'S ACTING.))
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Rider-Arrest


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Meanwhile, an N-B-A star has gotten into more trouble with the law.
A Minneapolis radio station station reports police in Oakland, California are holding Isaiah Rider on a rape charge.
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A police sergeant says he was picked up last night.
Rider, the TimberWolves' leading scorer, has had several off-court problems.
In April, he settled a lawsuit filed by a woman he was convicted of assaulting at a sports bar in 19-94.
Rider also served four days at a workhouse in 19-95 for violating the terms of his probation on that assault conviction.
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NBA-Finals


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It was a super game for the Sonics last night as they rounded up the Bulls and sent them running.
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The N-B-A finals could have ended last night with a four-game sweep, but Seattle stomped all over floor with a score of 107-86.
The Bulls still lead the series though, three games to one.
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Game five of the championship series is Friday night in Seattle.

Salem


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The Salem Avalanche has gotten caught in a nasty storm.
The team has lost 14 out out of the last 17 games, only to lose last night by to Kinston 5-3.
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Fans suffered through a brief rain storm before game time.
Kinston then proceeded to wrap up its 3 game sweep of Salem.
In the top of the second, Tim Jorgensen doubles in Perry Chan for a 1-nothing Indians advantage.
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Sean Casey did the most damage.
His three run homer in the top of the third proved to be the game winner. Salem falls 5-3 to Kinston.
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Robertson


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WRITER=Roy
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The Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament invades the valley In less than 3-months. Some of the country's top junior golfers will be on hand for the 13-th annual tourney.
The focus yesterday was the presentation of the annual scholarships at the Roanoke Country Club. Roy Stanley was there.
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((This years Scott Robertson scholarship was presented to William Fleming Senior Thomas Salter.
Salter, who is the valedictorian of his class, will use the 8-thousand dollar scholarship toward his education at Cornell University.)) ((THOMAS SALTER/SCOTT ROBERTSON SCHOLARSHIP RECEPIENT: )) ((Andrew Green of Lord Botetourt was awared the Eugene Hawthorne 2-thousand dollar scholarship.
Green, who will attend Virginia Tech, is senior class president and will graduate with a 3 point 96 grade point average.)) ((ANDREW GREEN/EUGENE HAWTHORNE SCHOLARSHIP RECEPIENT: )) ((ROY STANDUP: )) ((MIKE SMITH/SCOTT ROBERTSON COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: )) ((The tournament will be held August 13-th through the 15-th. Over 130 golfers have already applied for the event.
Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
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wrap


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Also coming up later on Health Check,
An environmental group releases its report on water quality in Virginia.
The story, plus, the financial cost of pain in the workplace. Have a good day, and I'll see you again tomorrow. We'll tell you about the most common ailments-- on News 7 at FIVE.