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NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Kimberly
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VO-NAT


NO first degree murder charge for the suspect in a fatal car bombing 20 years ago.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly


And a morning fire at the Ingersoll- Rand plant in Roanoke county evacuates employees.
We'll have a live report.
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TALENT=Patrick
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
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Stay tuned, News 7 at Noon is straight ahead.

Ingersoll-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=jda
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=Fire


Fire forced the evacuation of the Ingersoll-Rand plant in Roanoke County this morning.
Double Boxes=Kimberly and Joe/Microwave


Joe Dashiell is at the site and joins us with the latest.
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Helvestine


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-9
GRAPHIC=Frank Helvestine


The suspect in a fatal car bombing in Roanoke County two DECADES ago will NOT be tried for FIRST degree murder.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem


Frank Helvestine (HELL-vuh-steen) admits he helped another man acquire parts for a pipe bomb.
HE says he was only trying to "trash" the car- -not kill anyone.
Judge Dianne Strickland struck the word "arson" from the indictment today, making it a SECOND- degree murder case.
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((I'D FEEL A WHOLE LOT BETTER IF THE WHOLE THING WAS OUT OF THE WAY. BUT WE'LL JUST GO WITH IT AS IT GOES. THAT'S ALL YOU CAN DO.))
SUPER=01-Frank Helvestine/Pipe Bomb Suspect
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VO-NAT


The case is set for trial in late July.
Helvestine allegedly helped arrange the bombing 22-years ago, but wasn't there when it happened.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=Frank Helvestine


The explosion killed a 2-year old child.

E-Timmy-Stocks


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=Timothy Stocks


Running from the law carries a price--that was the message delivered in a Botetourt County courtroom.
Nineteen year old Timmy Stocks was sentenced to 17 years in prison for causing a fatal car crash last fall.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./September 30;


Stocks pled guilty to second degree murder in January.
He was running from police at high- speed when he crossed the center line on Route 220 and struck a car driven by Timothy Mays of Covington.
Mays was killed.
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Yesterday Stocks wept as he apologized to Mays' family.
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((TIMMY STOCKS/CONVICTED MURDERER: I'D LIKE TO SAY I'M SORRY TO MRS MAYS FOR WHAT HAPPENED. IT WAS AN ACCIDENT. I JUST WISH IT WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED. IT'S HARD ON ME BECAUSE I CAN'T SEE MY FAMILY AND I KNOW ITS HARD ON MRS MAYS BECAUSE HER SON IS GONE.))
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VO-NAT


Stocks says he did not stop for police because the car he was driving was stolen.
The judge says Stocks showed total disregard for the law.
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P-NAACP-SCLC


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-10
GRAPHIC=George Allen


"Appalling" is how Virginia's top civil rights leaders desribe an executive action taken by Governor Allen.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The SCLC and N-double-ACP are condemning the Governor's proclamation of April as the month to show pride in Confederate history, with NO mention of slavery.
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SOT 01:21:52
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((LINDA BYRD-HARDEN/VA. NAACP: IT IS MY POSITION THAT THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA SHOULD VACATE THE OFFICE NOW. BECAUSE HE HAS SHOWN THROUGHOUT THE HISTORY OF HIS TENURE THAT HE CANNOT OBJECTIVELY REPRESENT THE ISSUES OF ALL PEOPLE OF THE COMMONWEALTH IN A FAIR AN IMPARTIAL MANNER. AND I THINK THAT THIS IS JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THAT CONTINUED FASCIST BEHAVIOR THAT THE GOVERNOR HAS EXEMPLIFIED.))
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((KEN STROUPE: THE LEADERSHIP OF THE NAACP HAS NEVER SUPPORTED ANYTHING THAT THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS DONE...REGARDLESS OF WHAT GOOD POLICY IT MAY HAVE BEEN.))
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SUPER=01-Ken Stroupe/Governor's Spokesman; :26
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VO-NAT


The N-double-ACP says it's gotten 25 to 35 hate calls since NEWS 7 first made its comments public on Wednesday.
The group's asking the FBI to investigate.
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E-Boty-Schools


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-20
GRAPHIC=Education


Meanwhile a civic group in Botetourt County has its request turned down by the school board.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


The Countywide League was hoping to change the name of William Clark Middle School... and replace it with Central Academy.
That was the school's name in the 1960s when it was the only black learning institution in Botetourt County.
But the school board rejected the idea.
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((CURTIS BROWN/COUNTYWIDE LEAGUE PRESIDENT ))
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Brown says the school is the only structure that represents black history in Botetourt County.
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Ennis-Cosby


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


The L- A- P- D has a new problem in the Ennis Cosby murder investigation.
The key witness in the case reportedly could NOT identify the prime suspect.
Juan Fernandez has details.
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MW-Flooding


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Flooding


Vice- President Al Gore is scheduled to tour and survey the flooded areas in the Upper Midwest today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New Ulm, MN;
Freezing floodwaters have Minnesota residents getting around the best way

they can.
A blanket of new snow conceals some of the damage.
Mailboxes and some houses are buried under water in other areas.
Rivers across the region have been bursting their banks for a week now.
Meanwhile, the Red River is at its highest level this century at Fargo, North Dakota.
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Texas-Storms


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lubbuck, TX;


Meanwhile, a local television crew got this video of funnel clouds, as a series of tornadoes ripped through Texas last night and early this morning.
The twisters produced lightning and large hail-- cracking the windshield of the news vehicle.
One man died when a twister hit his mobile home.
No official word yet on how widespread the damage is, or how much it will cost to clean up.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Kimberly


Still to come on News 7 at Noon,
Officials at Carilion are defending themselves against accusations they are not following the rules when it comes to caring for babies.
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VO-NAT


and,
A Canadian family tries to rid themselves of a unwanted visitor they've never seen.
First, let's check in with Patrick.
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Cyber-Stalker


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


It sounds like something out of the movie, "Poltergeist".
But a Canadian family is dealing with a very REAL high- tech terrorist.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Emeryville, Ontario;


The so- called "cyber stalker" has found a way to switch on and off lights in the family's home.
He also changes their T-V channels, interrupts phone calls, and eavesdrops on them.
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SOT 10:16:34
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((DEBBY TAMAI/HOMEOWNER: WELL, FOR THE LAST THREE- AND- A- HALF MONTHS, THERE'S BEEN SOME GUY INVADING MY WHOLE LIFE-- MY FAMILY, MY HOME. HE'S ON MY LINE. HE LISTENS IN MY HOUSE. HE CONTROLS THE POWER IN MY HOME. ))
SUPER=01-Debby Tamai/Homeowner;
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The Tamai's have tried everything from changing their phone number, to running a 600- volt shock through the phone.
Police don't know how the stalker operates or who it is.
But they haven't ruled out that a family member may be involved.
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Small-Plane


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Private


Two men were rescued after their twin- engine Piper plane crashed off the coast of Hawaii.
Luckily, the pilot and passengers aboard an Aloha Airlines flight
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Off Hilo, HI;


spotted the pair in a life raft.
Their small plane had experienced engine failure-- possibly caused by the extra 400- gallons of fuel it was carrying.
The pilot had to ditch the plane into the ocean using the one good engine.
Neither man was seriously injured.
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P-Neonatal-Unit


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-19
GRAPHIC=Carilion


Carilion is defending itself against accusations by some nurses that it is understaffing the neonatal intensive care unit at Roanoke Community Hospital.

One nurse told NEWS-7 of being forced to work long overtime hours, and maintains the hospital is violating the state-mandated one nurse per two-point-five babies ratio.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Nurses say as their workload increases, so does the safety concern.
State Health Officials wouldn't confirm or deny an investigation is underway, but say they've been receiving complaints from nurses for the past six months.
Carilion says it is not aware of any investigation....the hospital acknowledges a sharp rise in the number of babies in the unit, but says there's increased staff to compensate.
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((BETH MYER/CARILION SPOKESPERSON: BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF BABIES IN THERE RIGHT NOW, NURSES ARE WORKING HARD, AND THE 36 HOUR NURSES ARE WORKING 40 HOURS, PART TIMERS HAVE MORE HOURS, BUT THE PEOPLE WORKING ARE WILLING AND THEY'RE TAKING REALLY GOOD CARE OF THE BABIES ))
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=Carilion


Not all the nurses are making these claims... one part-time nurse says while she's been working more hours, the workload is NOT not unreasonable.

E-Frost-Damage


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=Deep Freeze


Fruit growers in western Virginia are watching the thermometer, after enduring a second night of damaging cold.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Freezing temperatures have already claimed part of the apple crop in the area.
On Bent Mountain, the temperature fell into the low 20s overnight causing widespread damage.
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


In Botetourt County, the news was better... but scorched blossoms left growers wondering how much of the fruit survived.
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((WE WERE PRETTY WORRIED WHEN WE HAD THIS EARLY SPRING WITH ALL OF THIS WARM WEATHER. STUFF IS PROBABLY 10 DAYS TO TWO WEEKS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE AND WE ALWAYS GET COLD WEATHER IN APRIL SO WE FIGURED IT PROBABLY COULD HAPPEN.))
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Growers say they won't know for a few days just how damaging the cold weather's been.
And they say it may be another couple of weeks before the threat of frost has passed.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly


Still Ahead,
The British are coming --Just miles off the Blue Ridge parkway, the 1700's are alive in Roanoke.
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and,
In the style of Guiness himself, a very sleepy disc jockey in Iowa sets a new radio record.
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Explore


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=pev
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


This is opening weekend for Explore Park, and there are some great festivities planned.
Along with a look into frontier life, people will get to experience first hand the battle for America's Independence.
With me is Scott Sarver from Virginia's Explore Park with more details.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly


Up next,
We have highlights from the greens to the diamonds, as Greg "The Shark" Norman saw his shot swimming with the fishes on the 15th hole of the Master's yesterday.
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and,
The Blue Rocks of Wilmington got taken AT the ballgame as the Salem Avalanche finally broke their five game losing streak.
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Avalanche


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-27
GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche


The five game losing streak is over!
The Salem Avalanche got its first win of the season in style last night at the new yard in Salem.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem/Blue Rocks vs. Avalanche; :00


Mugsy the mascot was doing his best to stir up the fans at Salem Memorial.
Salem defense would also stir things up in the top of the 7th, as Link Jarrett robs Matt Treanor of a base hit by snaring this line drive.
The in the bottom of the seventh with two outs, Kyle Howser would plate the winning run with this shot to center.
Jarrett scores from second and Salem wins it first of the year 1-to-nothing.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=Salem Avalanche


Scott Randall and Lariel Gonzalez combined to pitch a no hitter last night for Salem in game one of the doubleheader.
Salem wins the second game 3 to 2.
SS=Lynchburg


Also the Hillcats lost last night to Frederick 1-to-nothing.

Masters


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-2
GRAPHIC=Masters


John Huston has the first round lead at the Masters after closing with an eagle on 18 to finish at five under par 67.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Augusta, GA/USA & CBS; :00


As for the favorites - defending champion Nick Faldo made this long putt off the fringe, but he struggled with a three over 75.
Speaking of struggling - Greg Norman who has vowed to stay out of the water this year, found the wet stuff yesterday on hole number 15 dropping this five iron in the drink. The Shark shot a 77.
Tiger Woods almost blew up as well. After shooting a 40 on the front side, he blistered the back 9 with a 30 to finish at 2 under 70.
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Holland


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VB97-1
GRAPHIC=Terry Holland


Terry Holland was the keynote speaker last night at the Lynchburg Area Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in the Hill City.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00


The Virginia Gentleman is always a welcome sight in any town.
And we asked him last night about his chances of becoming the next ACC commissioner.
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((TERRY HOLLAND:))
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PrimeTimePromo


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


And a reminder--you can now catch more of News 7. Take Prime Time Board Fullscreen
There's News 7 Prime Time at 10 p-m weekdays on W-E-F-C. That's Channel 38 over the air, and on a lot of cable systems. Check your local listings for the channel in your area.

Kicker


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


You could say an Iowa disc jockey really has the gift of the gab.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fort Dodge, IA;


D- J Dan Butler stayed awake and on the air for five- and- a- half consecutive days-- setting a new world record.
During that time, Butler had to speak on- air at least once every 30 minutes.
He was NOT allowed to sleep or smoke.
And get this-- he was allowed only one five- minute bathroom break a day.
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Bye


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


That's News 7 at Noon.
Thanks for watching. Have a great weekend. We'll see you again for News 7 at Five and Six.