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(( JAMES RUBIN:WE ARE NAMING THE COMMANDERS AS A WARNING TO THEM THAT THE WORLD IS WATCHING AND THAT THE WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL IS THERE AND WE'RE GOING TO ASSIST THEM IN THIS PROCESS."))
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[VO-NAT]

U-S officials say atrocities against the ethnic Albanians will not go unpunished...
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the search continues in Henry County for the man wanted in connection with a triple shooting.
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
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The warm-up continues, with temperatures steadily climbing through the 70s right now, likely reaching 80 by the end of the day.
Along with the warm weather comes the possibility of WET weather.
More on that, coming up.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


NATO is stepping up its efforts to take care of thousands of kosovar refugees who've been forced from their homes. and there seems to be new hope that the three American Servicemen captured by the Yugoslav army might be released today.
Still, NATO and Pentagon officials insists there will be no deals and no preconditions.
An official from Cyprus is due in Belgrade in an effort to win the freedom for the captured Americans.
Lee Cowan has the latest from washington.
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[SUPER=01-James Shea/NATO Spokesman;]
[SUPER=03-Ramstein, Germany;]
[SUPER=01-William Cohen/Secretary of Defense;]
[SUPER=03-Belgrade, Yugoslavia;]
[SUPER=01-Air Commander David Wilby/NATO;]
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[Live=Cowan Full/Newspath]
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[Murder-Folo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=99-4]
[GRAPHIC=Henry Co. Murder]


Authorities in Henry County are still looking for Micheal Anthony Ramey this afternoon.
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Ramey is the prime suspect in a robbery and multiple shooting that left one woman dead and two others injured.
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The shooting happened late Tuesday night at Taylor's Little Grocery in Axton. Police say Ramey was arguing with his girlfriend, Dale Wilson Cobb,who works at the convenience store.
The argument moved inside, where Ramey allegedly told Cobb, Susan Hylton and a third co-worker to lie face down.
Police say he shot all three, robbed the store and ran.
38 year old Susan Hylton died.
Cobb and co-worker, Pamela Risalina suffered minor injuries.
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Ramey is facing nine felony charges, one of them is CAPITAL murder. [Martin]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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She's charged with plotting to kill her husband, and today, her case goes to the jury.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

[Source: 99-2 11:00 PM version]
Prosecutors say 48 year old Dorothea Martin helped her lover Thomas Gray arrange a murder for hire.
They alledge Martin even sent Gray 450 dollars to pay the hitman -- she says it was for his taxes and house payment.
Attorneys have been presenting their final arguments this morning. A verdict could come by day's end.
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[Bedford-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-6 1:02:23]
[GRAPHIC=The Internet]


Bedford County authorities have nabbed another alleged pedophile with the help of the Internet.
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[VO-NAT]


Police say 30-year- old Edward Earl Hargon traveled from Harrisonburg yesterday to meet what he thought was going to be a 13-year old boy.
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


He'd actually been communicating with an undercover officer.
Sheriff Mike Brown says his department targets "travelers" like Hargon because they pose the most risk to children.
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((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: THEY'RE MORE DANGEROUS, STATISTICS TELL US THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE PRONE TO VIOLENCE, A NUMBER OF INSTANCES OF VIOLENCE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE TRAVELERS.))
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[VO-NAT]


Brown says Hargon will probably be charged with attempted solicitation of a juvenile.
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[Tampa-blast]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=explosion]


An explosion at a power plant rocks the Tampa Bay area.
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[VO-NAT]
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Officials say at least one person was killed and 20 others injured.
Investigators suspect the explosion was sparked by a gas leak.
Callers to local T-V stations reported hearing the explsion 35 miles away.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Clinton]


President Clinton welcomes China's Premier at the White House.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


But Zhu Rongji (joo rahng-jee) may find himself having to defend his country against new spying charges.
The New York Times is reporting that China stole neutron bomb technology secrets from the U-S- in 19-95.
Both leaders promise to be Frank in their talks today and vow to build a strategic partnership.
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(( CLINTON:I AM VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY IT GIVES TO BOTH OF US TO ADDRESS OUR POTENTIAL AND OUR DIFFERENCES IN AN HONEST, OPEN, REALISTIC MANNER.
RONGJI: I LOVE CHINESE PEOPLE. I LOVE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THANK YOU."))


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[OUT Q=thank you.]
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[VO-NAT]


Other areas of friction are Taiwan, human rights and Chinese opposition to NATO strikes in Yugoslavia.
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[Switched-Babies]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-5 TC01:01:38]
[GRAPHIC=Switched at Birth]


One of the "switched at birth" babies may be officially adopted.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista/Monday]


Paula Johnson has filed papers stating her plans to formally adopt Callie Conley.
Johnson's lawyer has already indicated she will also seek custody of her biological child ... Rebecca Chittum.
The two girls were switched at the U-V-A Medical center in 19-95.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Carlton Conley-- Johnson's former boyfriend and the biological father of Rebecca-- says he doesn't agree with Johnson's decision.
Conley says Rebecca has a good home in with the parents of the couple she was sent home with in 1995 and he thinks she should remain with them.
He also says he APPROVES of a two million-dollar settlement reached between the state and the families raising Rebecca.

[Teacher-Amendment]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ame]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Students won't be the only ones studying for the new Standards of Learning test.
State lawmakers yesterday passed a new amendment that requires ALL TEACHERS to pass tests that demonstrate mastery of the subjects -- and S-O-L's -- they teach.
Lieutenant Governor John Hager cast the tie breaking vote on the Governors Education Accountability and Quality Enhancment Act of 1999.
[County-Industry]

[County-Industry]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-]
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Roanoke County has unveiled the site plan for an industrial development that it hopes will bring high tech employers and high- paying jobs to western Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
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The Center for Research and Technology will be located on 456 acres not far from the Dixie Caverns exit on Interstate 81.
Ninth District Congressman Rick Boucher says the park's location between Roanoke and Virginia Tech will be a strong selling point.
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((COMPANIES THAT ARE INTERESTED IN THE OUTSTANDING RESEARCH CAPABILITIES AVAILABLE AT VIRGINIA TECH, IN THE WORLD CLASS PERSONNEL THERE DOING LEADING EDGE RESEARCH IN A VARIETY OF FIELDS, WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE A RAPID TRIP TO VIRGINIA TECH.))
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[OUT Q=rapid trip to Virginia Tech.]
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[VO-NAT]


Water and sewer lines will be extended to the site this summer, and county officials hope to announce their first tenant within a year.
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[Big-game]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Big Game]


The winner of the nation's second biggest lottery jackpot could be a Boston taxi driver.
Fellow cab drivers say the
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA;]

[4:13:45] the African immigrant, known only as Patrick, hasn't been seen since yesterday after showing several people the 197 million dollar big game ticket.
It was purchased at a supermarket near Fenway park.
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(( Linda Marino/Assistant Store Manager "We haven't sold a winning ticket in 13 years. This was our lucky day, actually. It's nice to know. A lot of excitement here.))
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[VO-NAT]

The winner could choose to receive a one-time lump sum payment of 70 million after taxes or 5 point one million for 26 years.
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[Alzheimers]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Alzheimers Disease]


Scientists get closer to finding a treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-@File;]

[tape 10 45:58]
They believe they have found a key enzyme that activates the disease.
One of the researchers says drugs designed to block the enzyme could enter clinical trials within three years.
The findings were published in the journal nature.
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[Flood]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


We could use more rain around here, but we don't need the kind that's falling in parts of South America.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bolivia]

[ 08NA - 08:12:14]
Weeks of heavy showers have led to major flooding,
Villages are under water and thousands of people left homeless.
More than 30 thousand families have been evacuated to shelters.
Relief agencies are working day and night to provide food and shelter.
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[Duke]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=net-]
[GRAPHIC=college hoops]


With Quin Snyder leaving Duke to take over top duties at Missouri, coach Mike (shah-chef-ski)Krzyzewski has decided to go with another former Blue Devil as his new assistant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Steve (wo-jo-HOW-ski) Wojciechowski will rejoin the Blue Devils after splitting up the past year between playing professionally in Poland and offering commentary for Duke radio.
WoJo was the floor general at Duke from 1994 to 98.
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[Express]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-27]
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Just under 22-hundred fans showed up to see the Roanoke Express down Dayton for the first time this season 5 to 3 in the first game of the E-C-H-L playoffs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Bombers vs. Roanoke; ;00]


For a team that scored only 14 percent of the time on the power play during the regular season, Roanoke came up big last night. Here, Tim Christian finds the net. One- nothing Express.
Dayton tied it, but the Express fires up the power play again. This time, Duane Harmer fires the shot from the blue line, Dru Burgess redirects it in the net. It's 2-to-one Express.
Roanoke was relentless on the offensive end. Again on a power play opportunity - Christian scores his second goal of the game. It's now 3- 1 Express.
Ben (Shoost)Schust took over then-- finding the hole in between Brian
[SUPER=38-Dayton/3/Roanoke/5;]

Regan's pads.
And Roanoke wins game one of the best of five series 5-to-3 .
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[talent=Melanie]
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Game two is tomorrow at 7-30 at the Roundhouse.


[Masters]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-36]
[GRAPHIC=The Masters]


The Masters golf championship begins today in Augusta, Georgia with David Duval looking to tame the toughest greens in the world
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Augusta, GA; :00]


Yesterday, during the annual par three tournament, amateur Matt Kuchar showed one way to tame the slick greens.
He just finds the hole from the tee.
Kuchar got this hole in one on number two.
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[Augusta-Changes]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=net-]
[GRAPHIC=Masters]


Tradition reigns supreme in Augusta.
But even tradition couldn't prevent changes from being made to the Masters' course.
Jim Henderson reports.
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[SUPER=01-Mark O'Meara/1998 Masters Champion; :57 QUICK!!]
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[Redskins]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-40]
[GRAPHIC=REDSKINS]


The Washington Redskins are still without an owner.
Yesterday in Atlanta, the N-F-L's finance committee rejected the Milstein Group's 800 million dollar offer to buy the team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Raljon, MD/1997; :00]


After the rejection, Howard Milstein withdrew his offer to buy the team, and the league agreed to give him back his 30 million dollar deposit.
So for now, Norv Turner remains the team's coach and Charley Casserly the team's General Manager. John Kent Cooke is still in charge of his late father's team until the estate finds another buyer.
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((PAUL TAGLIABUE:))
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[OUT Q=....REDSKINS FRANCHISE."]
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[Petty]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-41 3609tc]
[GRAPHIC=Petty Enterprises]


A golden anniversary falls on a disappointing year for the Petty family's racing operation.
Mike Stevens reports.
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[SUPER=03-Level Cross, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Petty/200 Career Wins; :26]
[SUPER=01-Kyle Petty/Hot Wheels Pontiac Driver; :59]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Hensley/Petty Craftsman Truck Driver; 1:26]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Petty/Richard's Mother; 2:00]
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[OUT Q=...a better job."]
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((Four generations of Petty's united to show off the latest growth at Petty Enterprises. What began in 1949 as a dirt floor, single room race shop with patriarch Lee Petty at the controls, is now a 17 building complex that houses two Winston Cup teams, a Busch team and a Craftsman truck series team. ((RICHARD PETTY:)) ((KYLE PETTY:)) ((JIMMY HENSLEY:))
And afterall, being happy is what it's all about. If you don't belive these guys - just this to the Petty Matriarch, Richard's Mom - Elizabeth.)) ((ELIZABETH PETTY:))