12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


Police investigate a possible murder at an Ironto rest stop.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And an update from Danville as the Dan River prepares to crest above flood stage.
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TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


Some clouds on the way overnight, but still quite pleasant over the next few days. All that plus highlights from basketball, baseball & softball in sports.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Stay with us, News 7 at Noon is next.

Ironto-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jda
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=none


Police are investigating what appears to be a homicide at the Ironto rest stop on Interstate 81.
Double Boxes=Melanie and JoeD/Microwave


Joe Dashiell is at the scene--Joe what can you tell us?
Live=Joe Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Joe1;
SUPER=05-Ironto;
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Live=Joe Full/Microwave
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Joe/Microwave




Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tha
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=flooding


Between nine p-m and one a-m--that's when officials with the National Weather Service expect the Dan River to crest in one Halifax County community.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Teresa/Starlink


Teresa Hamilton joins us live from Riverdale with the latest on the conditions there.
Live=Teresa Full/Starlink
SUPER=@teresa1;
SUPER=06-Riverdale;
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**HOT ROLLED from Starlink**
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SUPER=01-Callie Dunn/Riverdale Business Owner; :00
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SUPER=07-Chris New; :43
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Live=Teresa Full/Starlink
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Teresa/Starlink
(Melanie question--what can you tell us about flooding in Danville?)



Red-River


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=flooding


Elsewhere..
Flooding from the Red River has surged across the North Dakota border and into Canada.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Saint Agathe, Canada/Yesterday;

10:04:18
The water broke through dikes yesterday and surged into a town that had already been evacuated.
About six- thousand more people near Winnipeg have been ordered to leave bringing the total number of evacuations in Canada to 25-thousand.
SUPER=03-Grand Forks, ND;

10:03
Meantime, a woman has anonymously donated more than 10-million dollars to flood victims.
Homeowners in Grand Forks, North Dakota and East Grand Forks, Minnesota will

receive about two-thousand dollars each.
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Texas


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


More developments today in that standoff in West Texas between police and an anti-government group.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fort Davis, TX;

10:00:46
Earlier today, police reportedly blocked seven men who were trying to join the 13 Republic of Texas members who have been holed up near Fort Davis for four days.
Police say the men were traveling in two vehicles and were armed.
Meantime, the leader of the Republic of Texas warns there could be another "Waco" if police force an arrest.
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OK-TRIAL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=ok trial


A one-time friend of Oklahoma City bombing suspect Timothy Mcveigh is back on the witness stand today in Denver.
Yesterday, Lori Fortier, who has been granted immunity from prosecution, gave emotional testimony as she tied McVeigh to the bombing.
Dave Fehling reports.
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4:00:59
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SUPER=01-John Walsh/CBS News Legal Consultant; :45
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting; 1:01
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(( IT WAS POTENTIALLY DEVASTATING TESTIMONY AGAINST TIMOTHY MCVEIGH. LORI FORTIER TOLD HOW TIMOTHY MCVEIGH HAD SPELLED OUT THE WAY HE'D BLOW UP THE MURRAH FEDERAL BUILDING. MCVEIGH SERVED IN THE ARMY WITH FORTIER'S HUSBAND MICHAEL, WAS THE BEST MAN AT THEIR WEDDING, AND WAS OFTEN THEIR HOUSEGUEST IN KINGMAN ARIZONA. IT WAS DURING ONE OF THE VISITS SIX MONTHS BEFORE THE BOMBING THAT LORI FORTIER SAYS QUOTE: `TIM SPECIFIED THAT THE BUILDING HE WAS PLANNING ON BOMBING WAS THE OKLAHOMA CITY BUILDING." SHE SAID MCVEIGH EVEN GOT SOUP CANS FROM THE KITCHEN, AND ON THE FLOOR USED THEM TO SHOW HOW HE'D STACK THE BARRELS OF EXPLOSIVES IN THE BACK OF A RENTAL TRUCK FOR MAXIMUM DESTRUCTION. SHE SAID MCVEIGH WANTED TO AVENGE THE DEATHS OF THE BRANCH DAVIDIANS IN WACO....SHE SAID MCVEIGH THOUGHT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAD MURDERED THEM.

(WALSH 23;22;26)S/JOHN WALSH , CBS NEWS LEGAL CONSULTANT

"THE GOVERNMENT HAS A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT PIECES OF EVIDENCE BUT MICHEAL AND LORI FORTIER CAN SET BACK AND SAY OK THIS IS WHAT WAS GOING ON BEHIND THE SCENES."
A JUDGE GRANTED LORI FORTIER IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION BUT HER HUSBAND HAS PLEADED GUILTY TO KNOWING ABOUT THE BOMBING PLOT AND WILL TESTIFY BEFORE HE IS SENTENCED.

(STDUP)S/DAVE FEHLING CBS NEWS DENVER

"LORI FORTIER WAS COMPOSED MOST OF THE TIME ON THE STAND UNTIL SHE WAS ASKED IF SHE FELT IN ANY WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BOMBING...SHE TEARED UP, AND SAID YES, BECAUSE I COULD HAVE STOPPED IT. DF CBS NEWS DENVER."))

Confederate-Protest


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=virginia state seal


The fallout from Confederate History and Heritage Month has continued in Virginia until the very last day.
Two separate rallies at the state capitol today will illustrate one of Virginia's biggest tensions.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Ellen/Satellite


Ellen Qualls is at Capitol Square.
What's happening, Ellen?
Live=Ellen Full/Satellite
SUPER=@ellen1;
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Ellen/Satellite



China


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


A train disaster in central China.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-China;


The state-run news agency says a cross-country passenger train crashed into a local train waiting at a station.
Close to 60 were killed and more than 300 injured.
The wreck happened in Hunan province, some 700 miles south of Beijing.
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ARMY


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A former Army drill instructor could be locked up for life.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Aberdeen, MD;


Yesterday, staff sergeant Delmar Simpson was found guilty of 18 counts of rape against six female recruits at the Army's Aberdeen Proving ground in Maryland.
Simpson is one of 12 soldiers at Aberdeen charged with sexually abusing trainees.
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(( 4:19:32 LT. COL. GABRIEL RIESCO//ABERDEEN ORDINANCE SCHOOL CHIEF OF STAFF:I JUST WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT WE ARE CONTINUING WITH OUR QUEST TO PROCESS ALL THESE CASES EXPEDITIOUSLY, WE ARE INTERESTED IN PROTECTING THE VICTIMS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. ))
SUPER=01-Gabriel Riesco/Aberdeen Proving Ground;
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OUT Q=MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
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VO-NAT


After hearing additional testimony next week the court martial jury will decide Simpson's sentence.
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Osborne


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A Campbell County mailman will NOT spend time in prison for stealing more than ten thousand pieces of mail over a six- year period.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


A federal judge today gave 40- year- old Mark C. Osborne three years probation and a one thousand dollar fine.
Osborne stole the mail while working as a carrier for the Altavista post office.
Osborne called that time a "low point" in his life, when he was struggling with family problems and a crack cocaine addiction.
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((KAREN PETERS/FEDERAL PROSECUTOR: WITH REGARD TO STEALING MAIL FROM CLIENTS, FIVE, TEN AND FIFTEEN DOLLARS AT A TIME OUT OF BIRTHDAY CARDS, HAS A VERY BAD EFFECT ON THE COMMUNITY. BUT GIVEN HIS COOPERATION I THINK PROBATION IS AN APPROPRIATE SENTENCE AND OUTCOME IN THIS CASE.))
SUPER=01-Karen Peters/Federal Prosecutor; :00
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OUT Q=in this case.
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VO-NAT


Osborne also made restitution to his victims.
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p-bedford-schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=education


The future employment of dozens of teachers hangs in the balance as the Bedford County School board continues to make budget cuts.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


The board still has to officially decide how it will trim more than four million dollars out of its budget request for the next fiscal year.
Most of the proposed cuts in staffing and programs were NOT finalized last night, because school officials are still trying to pay THIS year's bills.
They'll be asking the Board of Supervisors for an extra two-point two million dollars to keep the schools afloat until June 30th.
Board members say if they get that money they may not have to cut as much next year.
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SUPER=01-Betty Earle/School Board Member
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VO-NAT


The School Board DID start trimming-- but didn't discuss personnel cut-backs.
It will meet with the Board of Supervisors to discuss the budget on May 13th.
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W'ville-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


A Wytheville couple died in an early morning fire today.
Firefighters arriving at the home on East Liberty Street in Wytheville found it fully engulfed in flames.
The victims have been identified as 59- year- old Robert Green and 59- year- old Coralee Green.
There is no word yet on what caused the fire.

C'burg-Fire


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=fire


Fire heavily damaged a house in Christiansburg this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Family members told firefighters they were in the living room of the Roanoke Street house when they heard a strange noise.
They went to check it out and found the kitchen engulfed in flames.
Everyone in the house made it out safely.
Authorities have not determined how the fire started.
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C'burg-Accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=accident


After leading police on a low speed chase last night a suspected drunk driver crashed, trapping himself in his car for nearly 30- minutes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Last Night;


Police say 49- year- old Ronnie Ray Shelton lost control of his truck.
He was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.
State police say Shelton was intoxicated at the time.
He faces charges of D-U-I, driving with a suspended license and attempting to ellude an officer.
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Wildlife-Center


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-31
GRAPHIC=none


Some Cave Spring High School students are doing what they can to make sure
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


A marketing class presented a one- thousand- dollar check this morning to the Roanoke Wildlife Rescue Center.
SUPER=@File;


Director Dorothy Runion is at risk of losing the property.
Her father has plans to sell it, unless Runion is able to raise enough money from the community to make a counter offer.
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((DOROTHY RUNION/ROANOKE WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER DIR.: I WAS REALLY FORTUNATE THAT CAVE SPRING DECIDED TO TAKE US ON AS A PROJECT. AND I THINK THESE KIDS REALLY NEED TO BE RECOGNIZED. ))
SOT 10:21:14

((KRISTY WISEMAN/CAVE SPRING STUDENT: ALL THE STUDENTS AT CAVE SPRING HIGH SCHOOL CONTRIBUTED MONEY. WE HAD A PENNEY HARVEST AND WE CONTRIBUTED OUR LOOSE HANGE FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS. WE ALSO PUT CANS IN CERTAIN WORK FACILITIES AND THEN WE SOLD BLOW POPS. SO, EVERYBODY AT CAVE SPRING DONATED MONEY AND TIME, AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT. ))
SUPER=01-Dorothy Runion/Roanoke Wildlife Rescue Center Dir.;
SUPER=01-Kristy Wiseman/Cave Spring Student;
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Runion hopes to raise about 200- thousand dollars.
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WEATHER
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SUPER=301-68/61/SW 12-18mph/29.92f/91/1942/36/1961;

Forecasts
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SUPER=330-Increasing/Clouds/54-58/Variable Clouds/& Breezy/72-76;
SUPER=331-Increasing/Clouds/56-59/Variable Clouds/& Breezy/72-76;
SUPER=332-Clouds/Showers Late/54-57/Showers then/Partly Cloudy/63-67;
SUPER=333-Increasing/Clouds/52-55/Clouds/& Breezy/66-69;
SUPER=334-Showers/After Midnight/53-57/Breezy/& Cloudy/58-62;
SUPER=X5001;



Tech


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of S6-26)
GRAPHIC=TECH BASEBALL


Virginia Tech took on the Tennessee Volunteers last night in Kingsport in the third annual Hokie-Smokey classic.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Kingsport, TN/Volunteers vs. Hokies; :00


Hokie Kevin Kurilla hit this solo homer over the left field fence. The Monster shot from the senior shortstop tied the game at 1.
The Vols would eventually come up with the game winning hit to take a 2-to-1 lead of Tech.
The Hokies had a final chance, but SUPER=34-Virginia Tech/1/Tennessee/2;

the line drive turns into a double play and the Vols beat Tech 2-1o-1 at Hunter Wright Stadium.
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Softball


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of S7-3)
GRAPHIC=Softball


In girl's softball, the Glenvar Highlanders hosted Giles yesterday at Roanoke County's Green Hill Park.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Spartans vs. Highlanders; :00


In the top of the first, watch freshman pitcher Hallie East strike out this Giles batter and Glenvar goes into the bottom of the inning with a shutout.
The Highlanders did not waste any time getting on the board. Sheree Thompson brings in a run on this infield bullet.
In the bottom of the second; Thompson connects on this pitch. The shot to
SUPER=34-Giles/0/Glenvar/13;

left scores Sarah Henderson from third base. Glenvar wins it easily 13-to-nothing.
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NBA


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of S7-7)
GRAPHIC=NBAPLAYOFFS


The Heat was on the Orlando Magic last night as they faced elimination in the first round of the N-B-A playoffs.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/TBS - Game Three;


Thanks to former college place kicker Darrell Armstrong the Magic tied it at the half and went in front by 10 in the third.
He had a career high 21.
But the money man was Anfernee Hardaway, who scored 42 points including this
3 pointer with the clock SUPER=32-Miami/75/Orlando/88/Heat Leads 2-1;

running out.
The Magic forces a game four with the 88-to-75 win.
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3Bosnia-Promo


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=bosnia peacekeepers.


Coming up on News 7 at 6 and 11..
Homesickness is a familiar ailment among members of a Danville National Guard unit in Bosnia.
Working around the clock seems to be the only prescription for relief.
Tonight, News 7's Teresa Hamilton and
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bosnia;

photographer Andrea DiRocco show us how the local soldiers spend time when they're not working.
Down time is spent differently depending on which camp the soldiers are assigned to.
But regardless of their assignment, they all have one thing in common-- the need to keep their minds occupied.
The guardsmen assigned to Camp (Val-HALL-uh) Valhalla work out, play cards or watch T-V.
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((CARL KEEN/DANVILLE NATIONAL GUARDSMAN:I NEVER REALLY LIFT WEIGHTS BACK HOME BECAUSE I REALLY NEVER COULD FIND THE TIME, BUT HERE DURING MY TIME OFF THERE'S NOT A LOT YOU CAN DO SO I THINK BESIDES SHOOTING BASKETBALL, LIFTING WEIGHTS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE ACTIVITIES. ))
SUPER=01-Carl Keen/Danville National Guard; :00
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take Still Store Promo Board
You can hear more from Carl Keen and the other soldiers in the third day of our special series "Bosnia Peacekeepers"on NEWS 7 at six and eleven.
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Chelsea


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=chelsea clinton


The decision is in -- Chelsea Clinton is headed to the pacific coast.
She will be attending Stanford University in the fall.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


The announcement ends months of speculation.
The 17- year- old first daughter was also accepted at Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Brown, not to mention her father's Alma Mater, Georgetown and her mother's, Wellesley.
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Runaway-boat


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


And finally, There was a unique rescue on a Lake yesterday in Washington state.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Drano Lake, WA;

10:21:50
A fisherman fell out of his boat---and the boat just kept going.


Other fishermen pulled him out of the water, but efforts to snare his boat failed.
It just went around and around for nearly two hours until it finally ran out of gas.
The fisherman was not hurt.
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