12:00-01

Noon-Headlines

ANCHOR=Kimberly
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VO-NAT


UP next on News 7 at noon--
A Double- murder suicide in Hillsville yesterday.
As his wife prepared to leave him, a man went on a shooting rampage.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly


And the trail of more than a dozen brush fires in Roanoke and Bedford counties yesterday may lead to Norfolk Southern trains.
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ANCHOR=Robin


Tough to beat the Friday weather but the weekend forecast does feature clouds and some rain. details just ahead.
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2-shot
News 7 at Noon is up next.

E-Hillsville-Standoff


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=standoff


A woman and her 16- year- old daughter are dead after her husband went on a shooting rampage.
Police were escorting her back from a custody hearing when the shooting started.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SUPER=01-Kenny Sharpe/Hillsville Police Chief;:29
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SUPER=01-Shirley Walls/Audrey Dalton's Sister; :53
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Two hours into the standoff, police fire teargas into the trailer.
Still no sound from 37 year- old Donnie Ray Dalton.
A short time later, they recovered the body of his wife, 36 year-old Audrey Dalton.
Police had escorted her to the trailer to collect some belongings.
They found it quiet and assumed Donnie Ray had done what he was told, to stay away till 6pm.
As Audrey approached, gunshots rang out.
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((KENNY SHARPE/HILLSVILLE POLICE CHIEF: I WAS WALKING BACK FROM THE TRAILER AND I GOT WITHIN ABOUT THREE FEET OF HER AND THAT'S WHEN HE STARTED FIRING. SHE GOT HIT IN THE FACE SEVERAL TIMES. ))
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suAs the gunfire erupted, Audrey's companions pulled her 16 year- old daughter, who had been hit in the chest and stomach behind this van. They crouched there until police were able to escort them to safety.
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((SHIRLEY WALLS/AUDREY DALTON'S SISTER: MY SISTER, SHE WAS LAYING, I LOOKED DOWN, SHE WAS LAYING THERE BLEEDING AND THEY HOLLERED TO RUN, TO GET BEHIND SOMETHING AND THAT'S WHAT WE DID. ))
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Walls says Audrey and her two daughters had been at a women's shelter since she left her husband a couple of weeks ago.
She had left and returned before, but decided this time it was over.
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((BILLY WALLS/DALTON'S BROTHER-IN-LAW: AND THIS TIME SHE JUST DECIDED TO GET OUT BEFORE HE KILLED HER BECAUSE HE PUT A GUN TO HER HEAD BEFORE SHE LEFT THIS LAST TIME AND COCKED IT AND SAID HE'D KILL HER AND HIMSELF TOO BEFORE HE LET HER GO. ))
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Dalton was true to his word.
Police found him dead inside the trailer. His daughter died during surgery.
Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Swordsman


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=standoff


Meanwhile in Seattle, a man kept police at bay for 11- hours.
But this time, the suspect was armed with a SWORD.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;


SWAT Teams tried to talk the man into giving up the Samarai- Styled sword.
When negotiations did NOT work, police ended up subduing the man by spraying him with fire hoses.
His family says he's been in and out of a local mental hospital for the past 10 years-- but is considered safe as long as he takes his medication.
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brush-fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#net (edit of 597-16)
GRAPHIC=Brushfire


The Department of Forestry believes Norfolk Southern trains are to blame for a number of brush fires in Roanoke and Bedford Counties.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Firefighters are still showering water on a few hot spots with a helicopter over the estimated 95 acres burned.
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((CHRIS THOMSEN/VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY: WHAT WAS SO DIFFICULT ABOUT THIS SITUATION HAS BEEN THE SHEER NUMBER TRYING TO MOBILIZE. WE HAVE PEOPLE FROM 4 COUNTIES OUT HERE AND ALL OF THE FIRES HAPPENED AT ONCE. THAT'S A TAXING SITUATION. ))
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The flames were apparently sparked by a Norfolk Southern train... because the fire followed the trail of the railroad tracks.
Forestry officials say the malfunction was likely caused by either faulty brakes or a problem with the smoke stack.
Apparently this is nothing new.
Firefighters say this is the third time in the past week something like this has happened... just not to this extent.
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P-Riverside-Fall


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=None


An 80-foot fall from a train trestle into the James River sent a Bedford County woman to the hospital yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst Co.


It happened on the railroad bridge between Amherst County and Lynchburg.
22- year- old Amanda Shackelford and 23- year- old Gabriel Forest were walking across the trestle when a southbound Norfolk Southern train approached.
Witnesses say the two tried to outrun the train but Shackelford tripped and fell about 80-feet into the river.
She is listed in satisfactory condition this afternoon.
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Girl-X


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


An ex- convict and graffiti artist is charged in the rape and beating of the nine- year- old Chicago girl, known only as "Girl X".
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SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;


Police say 25- year- old Patrick Sykes confessed to attacking the girl in January.
Sykes allegedly pulled her into a vacant apartment in the housing project where both lived.
He then allegedly raped her, poured gasoline down her throat, and scrawled gang initials on her body.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
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After she was found, "Girl- X" laid unconscious for weeks in the hospital.
She is still unable to speak.

Miami-Truck-Chase


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


What was going to be a routine traffic stop escalated into a 30- minute police chase in Miami.
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VO-NAT
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Authorities were trying to pull over this truck.
Instead, the driver sped away with police close behind.
He did NOT get too far, though--
The truck got stuck on some railroad tracks.
And once the driver took off on foot, authorities were able to capture him.
They believe the meat- and- seafood truck may have been stolen.
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P-Ortiz


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-08
GRAPHIC=murder inv.


When Sharon Casey and her mother were shot and killed Tuesday in Roanoke, people who knew them were worried about what would become of Casey's children.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Two of Casey's best friends, one of whom rescued the children from Casey's apartment right before the murders took place, tell News 7 the youngsters will live with relatives.
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Close friends say even though Casey and Mike Ortiz fought before their break- up, Tuesday's murders came as a shock.
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VO-NAT


Meanwhile, Mike Ortiz's mother released a statement yesterday.
In it Judith Henderson says that her son is not a violent person.
She says that he was pushed into the situation and needs help.
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Light


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A Franklin County jury deliberated for two hours before finding a county woman guilty of the second-degree murder of her live-in boyfriend.
The jury recommended yesterday that Angela Light serve eight years in prison for killing Clyde Price Junior.
The 25- year- old Light claimed she shot Price to kill him -- but did it in self defense.

Shuttle


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=columbia launch


Clear skies and a gentle breeze will make it a nearly perfect day to soar into space.
And that's a welcome forecast for Space Shuttle Columbia astronauts.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Ctr.;


The shuttle is fueled up and ready for a launch attempt scheduled for two this afternoon.
When Columbia's seven astronauts climb aboard, they'll set forth on a 16- day science mission.
One of them will be payload specialist and Virginia Tech graduate Roger Crouch.
Crouch will become the first Hokie in space.
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Tech-Scholarships


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=tech


Beginning in the Fall of NEXT year, a unique college scholarship will soon be available through every high school in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


This morning Virginia Tech announced the seven million- dollar Pamplin Scholars Program.
One student from each public high school will receive a one- year, one thousand- dollar award to attend Tech.
Students must meet academic, leadership and community service requirements.
Long-time Tech benefactors, Robert Pamplin, Senior and his son Robert Pamplin, Junior have donated three-and- a- half million dollars for the endowment.
The remaining funds will come through other private donations.
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Education


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=education


State education officials say only four state-supported four-year universities are meeting guidelines on classroom use.
The guidelines are used to determine whether a school will receive money to build new classrooms.
The universities that put the most students in a classroom for the most hours in a day are George Mason, James Madison, Virginia Commonwealth and Virginia Tech.
State officials say the Virginia Military Institute ranks last on the list of classroom use.

weight-loss


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=diet drugs


The latest trend in the fitness and diet craze is prescription drugs which suppress the appetite. But many questions surround this idea.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :


Redux is the newest of these "miracle drugs" which promise to reduce your appetite while giving you an extra energy boost.
There are a few drawbacks--first, the drugs do not create a permanent change in your metabolism.
Also, there are some potential side effects that can cause serious health problems.
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Experts agree the best way to keep off unwanted pounds is to develop a healthy lifestyle.
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P-Women's-Conference


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-10
GRAPHIC=NONE


A group called "Sisters in Christ" is bringing their message of empowering women to Lynchburg in two weeks.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg


The first-of-its-kind conference will be held at the Court Street Baptist Church.
Two thousand women from across the country are expected to attend. They'll take part in faith- based seminars designed to help women cope with everyday problems.
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((PATRICIA COLEMAN/SISTERS IN CHRIST ORGANIZER: I TALKED WITH REVEREND BROWN AND SEVERAL OTHER WOMEN IN THE COMMUNITY AND THERE WAS THIS SAME BURDEN THAT WOMEN WERE HURTING, THAT WOMEN WERE WEARING A MASK, WALKING AROUND LIKE EVERYTHING WAS WONDERFUL AND IT REALLY WASN'T, AND REALLY NOT KNOWING WHAT TO DO ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH THEM.))
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The conference runs two days beginning April 18th.
Registration is open to any women who want to attend.
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E-Massive-Resistance


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=NONE


Segregation is a thing of the past.
Prince Edward County has come a long way since then, and people there are still coming to terms with their past.
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SUPER=03-Farmville/January 1956;


R. C. Smith chronicled the days of massive resistance when public schools closed rather than admit black students.
First published in 19-65, his book is now being reissued.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Proceeds will go toward the preservation of Moton (MOE-tuhn) High School, and the establishment of a civil rights museum there.
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((R.C. SMITH/AUTHOR: I THINK IT GIVES THEM A CHANCE TO MAKE A STATEMENT THAT THE PAST IS REAL AND WE ACCEPT IT, BUT WE LIVE IN THE PRESENT AND WE LOOK TOWARD THE FUTURE.))
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
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Three out of four white students in Prince Edward now attend public schools, and Smith says the county is a model of integration.
He hopes the museum "will speak to people of all races, and say that we can live together and be good to each other."

E-Greenbrier


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=Greenbrier


The roulette wheel might soon be spinning at the Greenbrier.
A committee in the West Virginia legislature has endorsed a bill that would allow a local referendum.
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SUPER=03-W. Sulphur Springs;


The Greenbrier hopes to build a monte- carlo style casino for overnight guests.
The bill approved yesterday by the Senate Finance Committee would allow slot machines along with table games.
It would also claim two- thirds of the profits for state and local governments.
The bill was sent to the Senate, where a vote is expected by Saturday.
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VA-Economy


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=VA economy 4097


Virginia economic development officials are leading a trade mission to Hannover, Germany, this month.
The delegates -- which include some of the biggest corporate names in Virginia -- say they will promote international trade opportunities for the state.
The annual industrial trade fair in Hannover is billed as the world's largest, attracting more than 350-thousand visitors from 100 countries.

Dog-Health


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


ROLL COLD OUT OF COMMERCIAL

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SUPER=01-Dr. Byron Blagburn/Alumni Professor of Parasitology;
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(( As the weather is getting warmer and pets will be spending more time outdoors, many dog owners are paying attention to fleas and ticks.
What many people do not know is the number of potentially life- threatening parasites that prey on man's best friend.
A recent study shows that over 52- percent of dogs in the southwest may be infected with some type of parasite.
Joining us today via satellite is Dr. Byron Blagburn and his furry friend, "Wolf" from the C-B-S series "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman." (( Dr. Blagburn, you specialize in parasitic diseases, what are the most common types that infect dogs?)) ((What makes dogs so vulnerable to infection?)) ((Can these diseases be deadly?)) ((Can humans contract any diseases from the dog?)) ((What type of regimen should pet owners follow to avoid infection from parasites?))
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That's about all the time we have for now...thanks so much for joining us.
Robin, it's shaping up to be the perfect day to go outside and play with the dogs....)) WEATHER
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Unemployment


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#NOne
GRAPHIC=unemployment


Good news for job seekers-- the government says there are FEWER of you.
The Labor Department says UNemployment fell to five- point- two percent last month-- dropping a tenth of a percent.
The department also says employers reported 175- thousand jobs added to business payrolls.
Meanwhile, average hourly earnings rose four- tenths of a percent.

Craven


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-2
GRAPHIC=Ricky Craven


Winston Cup Driver Ricky Craven is in serious but stable condition after a crash during practice at the Texas Motor speedway.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke, TX; :


Craven lost control of his Chevrolet and hit the fourth turn wall about sixty minutes into the session.
Medical personnel at the track said Craven suffered a concussion, a possible broken left shoulder and a possible ruptured eardrum. He also complained of chest pains.
Craven was taken by helicopter to the Parkland Memorial hospital in Dallas.
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Indians


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of S6-24)
GRAPHIC=MLB LOGO


Geronimo Berrora's homer in the 8-th inning lifted Oakland over Cleveland yesterday 5 to 4.
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SUPER=03-Oakland, CA/SPCH; :


In the second Kevin Mitchell gets all of this pitch and it floats over the right field wall for a three run homer and the Indians led 3 to 1.
But Mark McGwire started a rally getting the A's back into the game he hits this solo homer over the left field wall and the A's trailed 4 to 2 in the fifth.
The score was tied at 4, SUPER=35-Oakland/5/Cleveland/4/;

but Berrora sends this pitch deep over the left field wall for a solo homer and the A's win it 5 to 4.
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Avalanche


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-4
GRAPHIC=AValanche Logo


The Salem Avalanche will open its season tonight at home against The Durham Bulls.
Avalanche manager Bill McGuire has tapped Scott Randal to start the season opener.
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Cats


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-1
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Hillcats


The Lynchburg Hillcats open their season tonight at Winston-Salem.
Manager Jeff Banister returns for his second season. He lead the Hillcats to a 65 and 74 record and a sixth place finish last season.
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