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NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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Pulaski County authorities have one man in custody after a shooting at a Trailer park last night.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And Janet Reno prepares to announce whether she'll appoint a special counsel to look into Democratic fundraising.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
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Sunshine re-appears today, but some very cold temperatures are on the way overnight. I'll have all the details, plus a look at a record breaking Masters Tournament.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Don't go away, News 7 at Noon is next.

Reno


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
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Attorney General Janet Reno is expected to announce today that the investigation of Democratic fundraising does NOT merit an independent counsel.
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Top Republicans told the Sunday T-V talk shows that if that IS her decision Reno could face an investigation herself.
On "Face the Nation" House Majority Leader Dick Armey said if Reno can NOT stand up to the White House, she should resign.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

McDougal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
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It's sentencing day for James McDougal.
He's the former Whitewater business partner of President and Mrs. Clinton, and owner of a defunct Arkansas savings-and-loan.
McDougal was convicted last May on 18 fraud and conspiracy counts and faces up to 84 years in prison.
He's hoping his nine months of talking with prosecutors will mean a short sentence.
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PLANE-SEARCH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
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The search is expected to resume today for a missing Air Force pilot and his warplane.
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Yesterday a five member ground crew, equipped with metal detectors, searched possible crash sites near Colorado's New York Mountain.
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Captain Craig Button and his bomb-equipped A-Ten thunderbolt aircraft disappeared after breaking formation during a training flight April 2nd.
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E-Pulaski-shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=amo
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One man is in jail today following a shooting in Pulaski County last night.
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Police responded to a mobile home in Riverbend Trailer Court on Route 114 at about nine o'clock.
Pulaski County authorities say one man was shot in the buttocks.
Early this morning police arrested Jeffrey Williams and charged him with malicious wounding.
The victim was transported to Radford Community hospital.
Authorities have NOT released his name or condition.
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E-Bedford-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-06
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A two car accident in Bedford County left one man hospitalized after authorities had to use the jaws of life to free the him from his vehicle.
It happened at the intersection of route 4-60 and 6-90 in Bedford County.
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23- year- old Shelley Northrop of Montvale was driving west on route 4-60.
Police say 56- year- old June Hevener, the driver of the maroon car, was turning on to 4-60 and drove into on coming traffic.
Hevener's passenger, 57- year- old Henry Morgan Hevener, is in stable condition.
Northrop and June Hevener received minor injuries.
Police are charging June Hevener with failure to yield the right of way.
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Diplomat


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
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Another diplomat from a former Soviet Republic has been charged with drunken driving in Washington D-C.
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The latest is a Ukrainian woman who was cited after a three- car accident last night.
No one was injured.
The State Department says it will request a waiver of immunity from prosecution.
A GEORGIAN diplomat awaits trial in a drunk driving accident that killed a teenager.
And last week, a diplomat from Kyrgyzstan (keer-gih-STAHN') was
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Rock-Slide


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
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A trip to Richmond may be a bit more taxing today.
The westbound lanes of Interstate 64 are closed on Afton Mountain due to a rock slide.
Police said no one was injured in the slide last night.
A state Department of Transportation geologist will assess the situation before any traffic lanes are reopened.
Meanwhile, motorists traveling west are being rerouted onto U-S 250 at Crozet (kro-ZAY), and then back onto I-64 at Waynesboro.

FLOODING


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
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Small towns along the border of Minnesota and North Dakota
are preparing for the rising Red River. (----------------)
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The worst appears to be over for Fargo.
The Red river is now droping there after cresting Saturday at almost thirty-eight feet.
But the River is expected to crest today or tomorrow in Hendrum, Minnesota.
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Guns


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
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A series of gun sales restrictions that have taken effect since 19-94 have significantly cut sales by licensed gun dealers in Virginia.
But the drop has had little impact on crime.
According to state police figures, sales by licensed dealers fell by more than 46-thousand statewide, or 20 percent, between 19-94 and 19-96.

E-Feedback-4/13


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The Governor's decision to celebrate Confederate Heritage Month is the main topic in our viewer mail this week.
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Here's assignment editor Joe McKean with News-7's Feedback.
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(( When Governor Allen declared April as Confederate Heritage Month, the NAACP and SCLC leadership reacted angrily, calling the governor a racist and demanding his resignation.
Saying he never meant any offense, the governor issued an apology.
But one Roanoke viewer believes the governor has nothing to apologize for.
"The whole month of February, all I hear is BLACK HISTORY MONTH...Quite frankly I am sick and tired of having BLACK history, Slavery and other issues that these people cry about constantly rammed down mythroat! I think it is time for these folks to GET A GRIP. The past is history, learn from it and move forward. The future will be what you want it to be,NOBODY OWES ANYBODY ANYTHING...work and train for a future, and you will have a future. Expect everybody to feel sorry for you because of the past, and yourfuture will be a frustrating and angry disaster. LEARN to deal with the current times, and move forward. This country is the BEST on the EARTH because ALL ofit's people have sacrificed, worked, and pulled together even though each group has not always been treated fairly or their feeling have been hurt.
We'd like to hear your thoughts on this subject, or any other issue in the news.
Send your letter to News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, Virginia, 24022-0007.
If you'd like to send a fax, the number is 343-7269.
For email, our address is news@wdbj.com.
And to get into our moderated forum on our home page, call up www.wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

E-Fire-School


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-12
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Virginia firefighters went back to school yesterday, but their classroom was a bit unusual... a smoke filled high rise in downtown Roanoke.
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The high-rise fire drill was a part of the regional fire school in Roanoke.
Fire fighters from all over Virginia learned the strategy to battling a towering inferno.
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Virginia Beach fire officials were brought in to lead the training.
Officials say the fire codes limit high rise blazes in our part of the state.
Even so, fire fighters say this is an important exercise.
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Part of the annual school includes a rope rescue course.
Here fire fighters learn how to repel from buildings and lower citizens to safety from high places.
The regional fire school is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Fire Programs with the help of local fire and E-M-S departments.
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E-Explore


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-08
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History is coming to life at Virginia's Explore Park.
A war re-enactment this weekend marked the opening of tourist season.
And as Denise Allen reports the park is evolving into a major attraction.
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Virginia's Explore Park is an outdoor living history exhibit.
Workers say while the revolutionary battle re-enactment is a big draw, the entertainment of the times is educational as well.
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Sarver says the park is growing larger every year.
He says if you haven't visited Explore recently, you'll be surprised at the 19th-century exhibit's facelift.
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The changes don't stop there.
Officials believe the new spur along the Blue ridge Parkway will make the park more accessible to tourists when the gate opens in 1998.
The Brugh Tavern will offer food--bringing in restaurant revenue as well as more funding.
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The Days of the Revolution is just the beginning of Explore's tourist season.
In May visitors will be treated to a traditional Indian Pow Wow.
In the summer, the battle re-enactments continue with The French and Indian War.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Poplar-Forest


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
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Dozens were on hand yesterday to celebrate the 254th birthday of Thomas Jefferson.
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The celebration took place at Jefferson's Poplar Forest.
Jefferson was born April 13th, 17-43.
He designed Poplar Forest in 18-06.
The retreat is undergoing renovation -- but the work, including archaeological digs, has been used to draw visitors.
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Tourism


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
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The Explore Park and Poplar Forest aren't the only attractions preparing for the onslaught of tourists.
This year some 50 Million visitors are expected to come to the Commonwealth, spending more than ten billion dollars.
To meet that demand Virginia has raised its tourism budget 35 percent this year. 2-SHOT
Joining us to talk more about tourism, particularly local tourism, is Dave KJohlede (COLE-HEE), Executive Director of the Roanoke Valley Convention Business Bureau.
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(With the increase in the state's tourism budget, Virginia is now ranked fifth in the nation in tourism spending, do you think the state needs that big of a tourism budget?)

Let's talk about some of the big tourist draws in our area, like the Explore Park, how does the Convention Business Bureau plan to promote them this year?

Will this be an increase over last year?

Who is the target population that you're going after?

Talk about what the tourist dollar means for the valley?
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Common-SenseB


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WRITER=lbe
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It's crunch time if you have NOT sent off your income tax forms to the I-R-S.
Len Besthoff has some last minute filing advice in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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((ETHEL NOELL/VINTON BOOKEEPING AND TAX SERVICE: MAKE SURE ALL YOUR FIGURES ARE CORRECT. MAKE SURE ALL YOUR COMPUTATIONS ARE CORRECT. THAT YOU HAVE CORRECT SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS ON THE TAX RETURNS. THERE'S ALWAYS THE OPPORTUNITY LATER THAT YOU CAN AMEND THAT TAX RETURN IF YOU FIND THAT YOU OVERLOOKED SOMETHING. BUT MAKE SURE YOUR FIGURES ARE CORRECT MAKE SURE THAT YOU GET IT IN ON TIME. AND THE FACT THAT YOU ALREADY HAD THREE MONTHS TO GET YOUR INFORMATION TOGETHER SHOULD HAVE GENERATED THE INFORMATION THAT YOU DID NEED. Little bit of shame on you for not getting it ready earlier? NOELL: WHOLE BUNCH OF SHAME FOR NOT GETTING IT READY.))
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Masters


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of S7-4)
GRAPHIC=Masters Logo


Twenty-one- year- old Tiger Woods finished the 61-st Masters at a record 18 under par.
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Woods started the day with a 9 stroke lead.
After coming up short on an eagle putt at 13, Woods picked up another stroke with this birdie at the 14-th hole.
Woods parred the 18-th hole shooting a three under par 69 for a 12 shot win--He's the first minority to win the Masters.
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Orioles


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of S6-28)
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Jimmy Key picked up his first shutout in four years tossing a six hitter as Baltimore beat Texas 9 to nothing.
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Cal Ripken sends this shot to left field scoring a run.
Then in the bottom of the second Jeffery Hammonds hits this solo homer over the left field wall.
Cal Ripken added to the Oriole lead SUPER=35-Baltimore/9/Texas/0/;in the

third when he sends this shot over the left field wall for a two run homer and the Orioles win it 9 to nothing.
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Race


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of R-36)
GRAPHIC=Bristol Logo


In an exciting finish, Jeff Gordon won the Food city 500 at Bristol for his third straight victory in the spring race.
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Ricky Rudd gets the fifth caution of the day when he gets lose and spins out.
The Cautions continued to fly as Bobby Labonte taps Robert Pressley sending him into a spin.
Wallace appeared to be headed to his second win of the season but his car slipped a little and Gordon blew past him in turn four to take the checkered flag winning the Food City 500.
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Rusty Wallace finished second, Terry Labonte was third, Dale Jarrett fourth and Mark Martin fifth.