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NOON-HEADLINES

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Coming up on News 7 at Noon --
Fire strikes in Giles County -- leaving a woman and her two children homeless,
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and some of the Freemen have a date with an institution they refuse to recognize -- the federal court system.
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We've got a pretty nice looking weekend forecast, with sunshine, and a startling lack of showers and storms for a change.
Stay tuned for all the details.
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Don't go away. News 7 at Noon is next.

Freemen


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The anti-government crusade of the Freemen now shifts to a courtroom.
The group has exchanged its Montana cabin for a jail cell in Billings.
Court proceedings against 14 members of the Freemen could begin today.
They face a number of criminal charges including circulating millions of dollars in bogus checks and threatening to kill a federal judge.
The Freemen, holed up on the so-called "Justus Township," surrendered peacefully last night, ending an 81- day standoff.
The F-B-I says nobody got any plea deals in the surrender agreement.
Byron Harlan joins us with the latest.
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Newport-Fire


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A mother and her two young children escaped unharmed this morning when their home went up in flames.
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It happened on route 610 in the Giles County community of Newport.
Sandra Bugg said she smelled smoke, called 9-1-1, and got her children outside.
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((MATTHEW SARVER/NEWPORT FIREFIGHTER: WELL WHEN WE PULLED IN, I WAS IN THE FIRST TRUCK HERE AND IT WAS PRETTY MUCH ALL INVOLVED. WE CALLED OUT ALL THE OTHER COMPANIES IN THE AREA TO COME OUT HERE AND HELP US OUT. ))
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Firefighters had to pump water in from a nearby creek.
Crews from three departments battled the blaze, but the log house was destroyed.
Officials believe the fire started in an electrical panel.
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CP-Arrest


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New Yorkers are breathing a little easier today.
A man that police believe was involved in a series of attacks against women faces arraignment.
John Royster will be charged in connection with the murder of one woman and the savage beatings of three others.
Peter Van Sant has more.
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New york police have charged this man..john royster..in the savage beatings of three new york city women...one of whom died..while the other two remain in a coma. JEANINE PIRRO/WESCHESTER D.A.:WE CAN ALL REST A LITTLE EASIER TONIGHT..KNOWING THAT AN INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN ARRESTED IN THESE HEINOUS CRIMES.
Royster faces charges of first degree murder..attempted rape..and robbery...in a beating spree of New York City area women that made sensational headlines..and spread fear during the past nine days. he was brought in for questioning after his fingerprint was discovered at this murder scene.
HOWARD SAFIR/NYC POLICE COMMISSIONER:THIS WAS DONE THE OLD FASHION WAY WITH GOOD OLD FASHIONED SHOE LEATHER AND DETECTIVE WORK.
John Royster's alledged victims include: evalin alvarez, who was beaten to death at the doorstep of her dry cleaners store. DAMIEN LAU//GRANDSONS: "I'M GLAD THAT THEY CAUGHT HIM, AND THAT HE CAN'T HURT ANYBODY ANYMORE." Another victim: this 32 year old piano teacher, who was beaten in central park, in broad daylight. her name is being withheld because she was sexually assaulted. she remains in a coma. WOMAN: I FIND IT VERY FRIGHTENING. I FIND IT EXTREMELY FRIGHTENING.
The third victim was found on this footbridge. she also remains in a coma.
Many new yorkers are hardened to news of violent crime. but the viciousness and apparent randomness of the three attacks had shaken and outraged the city. Today, there is a feeling of relief."
I'M DELIGHTED BECAUSE IT WAS VERY UNSETTLING TO HAVE HIM LOOSE. THESE WOMEN, THEY WERE SO VULNERABLE. THE WHOLE CITY WAS VULNERABLE.
Police believe robbery may have been a motive.
But it doesn't explain why the victims were so brutally beaten.
Peter Van Sant CBS News, New York.))

Crash-folo


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Japanese police have raided the offices of an Indonesian airline, after one of its planes crashed yesterday in southern Japan.
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The crash killed three people and injured more than 100.
A T-V station reports police are looking for information about operating and maintenance procedures.
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Meantime, ValuJet confirms that a criminal investigation into the crash of Flight 5-92 is under way.
The ValuJet plane was carrying an illegal cargo of hazardous oxygen canisters and federal investigators are asking if crimes were committed.

Arizona-Gov


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The governor of Arizona has been indicted by a federal grand jury on fraud and attempted extortion charges.
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Fife Symington, a former real estate developer, has been under investigation for allegedly cheating lenders for a failed real estate business.
He denies wrongdoing and says he won't resign.
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Stay with us - when News 7 returns,
State officials are exploring hiking trails at Roanoke's Explore Park,
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and we'll tell you why the owner of a prize winning buck has been stripped of his hunting license.
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Rink-Fight


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A big fight broke out overnight at the Star City Roller Skating center.
Police say there were hundreds of people at the rink when the trouble started.
Five off-duty police officers were providing security, but they had to call for help when a brawl of unclear origin got out of hand.
Roanoke City, Roanoke County and state police were dispatched to the scene.
Several people were injured and there are more charges to come.
Police will also seek petitions against a number of juveniles.

Nichols


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A champion deer hunter bags a conviction.
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State officials say 36 year old Charles Nichols bought 11 point antlers and thick fur from a Montana retailer and then placed them on a deer he killed in Virginia.
He then entered the buck in a Roanoke county contest and took first prize.
Nichols pled guilty to a game fraud charge in Roanoke County Circuit Court.
His hunting privileges were revoked for five years.
As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors asked that Nichols receive 100 hours of community service but he COULD get up to ten years in jail.
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Nichols faces similar charges in five other counties.
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Explore


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About a dozen foresters gathered at the Explore Park earlier today to inspect part of an educational trail.
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The foresters came from across the Commonwealth to get pointers on making better trails in their regions.
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((MATT SAMPSON/FORESTER; OUR PRIMARY FOCUS IS ON FOREST ECOLOGY AND FOREST USE PAST AND PRESENT...THE IMPORTANCE OF MANAGING AND MAINTAINING THE FOREST RESOURCES WE HAVE IN VIRGINIA.))
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The trail is used as a teaching tool to help school-aged youngsters learn more about forestry and conservation.
It's a self-guided trail sponsored by the American Society of Foresters.
About two thousand visitors have hiked it since it first opened in 1993.
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Lexington-Bus


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Next week residents of Lexington will be able to hit the trail via Greyhound from a new station in the city.
Jay Moore has the story.
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((Greyhound buses won't be pulling into this parking lot on the outskirts of Lexington much longer.
Starting Tuesday the bus stop is moving downtown.
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It took so long because City Council was concerned about traffic.
But after a public hearing last week council gave Thompson the green light to go ahead.
The old bus stop was just a small shelter and tickets had to be bought from offices out of the area.
But now tickets can be picked up from Thompson's business.
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Buses will stop five times a day.
And that has some people wary of the whole idea.
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Still to come -
We'll have tips on how to keep the insects from bugging your favorite plants,
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and a few dolphins won't be jumping for joy anytime soon - we'll show you why.
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DOLPHINS


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It's no Free Willy for the Navy.
Two of three Navy dolphins are back in San Diego after an unsuccessful try at life in the wild.
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Luther, Buck and Jake were released illegally into the waters near Key West, Florida two weeks ago.
Rescuers found them begging for food from passing boats.
Right now Luther and Jake are being cared for at the Navy's Marine Mammal facility.
Buck is still in Florida being treated for an infection.
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GROWIN-IT


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Gardens are in full bloom, and so are the pests that plague those gardens.
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One such insect feeding now is most attracted to mint, and other herbaceous plants, and is capable of doing a good bit of damage.
Unfortunately, there's not a great deal you can do to combat the bug, especially if you are planning to consume the plants being attacked.
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If you are growing the plants for their aesthetic value, insecticides will do the trick and rid you of the four line plant bug.

Quibell


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It looks like Quibell will stay in business after all.
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But to do that, it filed for bankruptcy.
A company called Matrix Capital Markets says it will buy Quibell.
But part of the deal was that Quibell had to file for chapter 11 first.
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Quibell's attorney won't speculate on how much debt it'll be able to pay.
The company has been in our area for about 10 years.
Quibell's operations shut down in April after a dispute with its bottle supplier.
The plant is expected to reopen within a week to 10 days.
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Clean-Water


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And speaking of water -- a new report suggests Virginia taxpayers are picking up too much of the tab for keeping their rivers clean.
Ellen Qualls has that story.
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(( The Department of Environmental Quality has been criticized and is now working hard with pork- producer Smithfield Foods to make it pay for the costs of polluting the Pagan River.
A new report from Washington- based Clean Water Action has the DEQ up in arms.
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The group says Virginia's most toxic industries pay one tenth of the cost of water permit related functions.
That includes monitoring and cleanup of rivers.
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((ONE PRESSING PHILOSOPHICAL QUESTION RAISED BY THE REPORT IS HOW CITIES LIKE RICHMOND AND LYNCHBURG WILL PAY FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT NEEDS EXCEEDING 200- MILLION DOLLARS WITHOUT MORE HELP FROM INDUSTRIAL CUSTOMERS.))
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Clean Water Action rebuts that with Hopewell's polluting Allied Signal plant.
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Clean Water Action and state officials agree -- it's up to local citizens to watch their own rates and ask who's paying for whose pollution.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Stocks


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Stocks are little changed in sluggish trading.
The market has largely ignored new economic reports, showing an increase in industrial production in May and higher business inventories in April.
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was DOWN less than a point.
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Stick around -
Patrick shows us why Cal Ripken is in the spotlight once again -
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and children from all across the country are coming to Virginia this weekend for an Olympics of their own.
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US-Open


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Payne Stewart and Woody Austin begin play today with a share of the lead at the 96th U-S Open.
They both fired an opening round three-under 67.
Lee Janzen, the 1993 Open champ, and John Morse are tied in second at two-under.

Ripken


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Cal Ripken tied yet another record as the Birds met the Royals.
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Cal has already surpassed Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games.
Last night he played in his two- thousandth, 215 straight, thus tying Japan's Sachio Kinugasa (SAH'-chee-oh kih-noo-GAH'-sah).
The game was halted to recognize "The Iron One".
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Brady Anderson tied one of his personal records.
Brady clocked his 21st homer on the season which equals his best, but baltimore lost 10-two.
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Olympics


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Atlanta's 1996 Summer Olympics are having an impact close to home.
This weekend, the Alleghany Highlands will serve as the site for the Home Olympics, games where several states will compete.
Roy Stanley explains.
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((The Boys home in Covington is the host of the 1996 home Olympics competition this summer.
The four day event brings boys and girls of residential care facilities together on a national level.)) ((BILLY RICE/ASST. DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS: )) ((The H'Olympics began in 1990 with a basketball tournament held at the Arizona boys Ranch.
The Event has grown dramatically. For example, agencies from 10 different states and more than 300 participants are taking part in the games this year.
The actiivities include basketball softball and several other team sports. The athletes are awarded medals but winning is only a small part of what the games are all about.)) ((SEAN: )) ((JEREMY: )) ((ROY STANDUP: ))
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NBA-Finals


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And don't forget Chicago visits Seattle tonight in Game Five of the N-B-A Finals.
The Bulls hold a three-to-one lead in the best-of-seven series.

wrap


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That's it for News 7 at NOON.
Have a great weekend.