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Another day of testimony in a capital murder trial in Bedford.
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And new concerns today that thousands of refugees are trapped inside Kosovo.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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News 7 at noon is next.

[Evans]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The prosecution is still presenting its case in day two of the capital murder trial of Andre Evans.
Evans is accused of gunning down two men during a confrontation in the city of Bedford in September of 1997.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Steve/Microwave]


Steve Smallshaw joins us live from Bedford.
Steve what kind of evidence has been presented this morning.
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[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
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NATO says Yugoslav forces are rounding up Kosovar Albanians the way hunters round up animals on a safari.
The alliance today accused Serb troops of numerous war crimes, from raping Kosovar Albanian women to killing scores of men.
It says say at least 100-thousand ethnic Albanian men are missing.
Meantime U-S Paratroopers-- the first NATO ground troops-- have arrived in Albania.
Lisa Hughes has the latest from Washington.
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Three American servicemen are dead and a fourth missing, after a helicopter crash off the coast of Japan.
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The Marine Corp says the chopper went down in the Pacific during a routine training mission.
Rescue crews have been searching for the fourth crew member.
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In another military mishap, two Marine jet pilots missed their target last night and dropped bombs on a lookout post at a remote training ground in Puerto Rico.

A Navy spokesman says a civilian was killed, and four others injured.[wildfires]


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Florida Firefighters think they'll be able to declare the huge Everglades fire contained later today.
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The stubborn fire has charred more than 130 thousand acres.
So far no structures have been damaged, but the smoke is so thick that part of I-75, known as Alligator Alley, remains closed.
It's the main highway between Miami and Florida's west coast.
Officials hope to re-open it this afternoon or tonight.
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((TODD DELUC, BROWARD COUNTY FIRE RESCUE, ""RIGHT NOW WE'RE JUST TRYING TO CONTROL THE BLAZE AND SETTING THE BACKFIRES ... HOPING THEY WILL DO WHAT THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO DO." ))
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Officials expect erratic winds and dry weather to remain in the coming days, making new fires quick to start and difficult to fight.
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[Celebrex]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The popular new pain medication for arthritis has reportedly been linked to ten deaths.
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The Wall Street Journal says Celebrex has also been associated with nearly one dozen cases of gastro intestinal hemorrhages.
But the drug's maker is standing behind its claim of few side effects.
Two and a half million prescriptions have been filled since Celebrex went on the market three months ago.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Who killed a goat on the campus of Hampden-Sydney College?
That's what school officials and sheriff's deputies are trying to figure out-- And it's just one of the stories still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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And we'll find out how one rescue squad is fighting for a dwindling pool of volunteers.
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[Vinton-Students]


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Some Roanoke Valley students are dealing with disasters first hand.
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The Student Government Association at William Byrd High School took part in the Town of Vinton Government Day hosted by the Vinton police, fire, and rescue departments.
Students took part in a variety of simulations including fire rescues, hostage situations, bank robberies, and even full blown shoot outs.
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((BRANDI HAYSLETT/STUDENT: IT WAS AWESOME, I MEAN TO JUST GO IN THERE AND GET REAL GUNS WITH LITTLE BULLETS THAT SHOT PAINT, THEY DON'T HURT TOO MUCH, BUT IT'S FUN, IT'S GREAT, IT'S FIRST HAND LEARNING.))
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The Town of Vinton Day happens once every Spring.
Other events include a town meeting for students.
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[Jenkins]


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Another Virginia inmate will be put to death tonight unless Governor Gilmore intervenes.
Arthur Ray Jenkins killed his uncle and another man in a 1990 Warren County robbery.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court denied an appeal and stay of execution.

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A Pulaski man faces second degree murder charges in connection with the death of a teenager.
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61-year old Kenneth Whorley was arrested Saturday for allegedly shooting 17-year old Terri (doo-na-gen) Duangan.
The teenager was shot inside Whorley's Pulaski home, late Friday night.
Police are still trying to determine what led to the fatal shooting.
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Officials at Hampden-Sydney College are investigating a death on campus-- the death of a goat.
A college spokesman says the goat appeared to have been deliberately killed on April ninth or tenth during Greek Week activities.
The goat was a pet or mascot of a fraternity and was tied somewhere near the fraternity house on campus.
The sheriff's department and S-P-C-A are also investigating.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=eea]
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It's a problem faced by a lot of rescue squads and fire departments-- a lack of volunteers.
Rescue workers in Lexington says they need some help, and they're asking the City to pay for it.
Eric Earnhart has details.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The Redskins say goodbye to Terry Allen.
We'll have more on that later in sports.
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And some unexpected competition takes a bite out of this fisherman's catch.
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[E-Dr-Pepper]


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Wythe County is in danger of losing one of its most famous landmarks.
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Sunday afternoon, fire heavily damaged the pharmacy in Rural Retreat where the man Dr-Pepper soda is named after- used to work.
Bill Ricketts bought the property about a year and a half ago.
He'd planned to transform the building into an ice cream parlor and Dr- Pepper museum.
Town Manager Ray Matney says its a tremendous loss for the community.
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(( RAY MATNEY/RURAL RETREAT ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF: OF COURSE, ALL OUR BUSINESS CARDS HAVE HOME OF DR. PEPPER, YOU KNOW. WE'RE REAL PROUD OF THAT, AND, OF CURSE, THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY HAD APPROVAL TO MAKE IT THE RURAL RETREAT DR. PEPPER MUSEUM, HAD HAD THAT APPROVAL FROM DR. PEPPER ITSELF, SO IT'S JUST A TREMENDOUS LOSS. ))
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Ricketts says he hopes to salvage part of the building but fire fighters aren't sure that will be possible given the heavy amount of damage.
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[Shark-attack]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Some California fishermen had a little surprise competition as they cast their lines off the coast of Santa Barbara.
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[7:19:57]
As one fisherman tried to reel in his catch a hungry10 foot shark took a bite out of it.
The attack had boaters howling with excitement.
Everyone on board, including long- time fishermen, were surprised at the shark's agression.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 35 points.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports, Jeff Burton talks about being a bridesmaid at Martinsville.
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Plus, it's another career first for Cal Ripken. But this time, its not one for the record books.
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[Disabled-List]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
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A drug test Darryl Strawberry took 24 hours before his arrest last week has turned out negative. That's according to a published report out of New Jersey.
No word yet on how the Yankee outfielder did on a second test, administered in New York hours after the arrest. Strawberry is not allowed to work out at any Yankee facility pending an investigation by the league.
Meantime, two of the baseball's biggest names are taking a seat on the 15- day disabled list.
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For the first time in his 19-year major league career, Cal Ripken is on the D-L.
The Orioles third baseman was treated in Cleveland for a sore back yesterday, one day after missing his fourth game this season.
Ripken is hitting just .178 and has committed five errors in eight games.
And San Francisco doesn't know when Barry Bonds patrolling left field again.
Bonds underwent surgery this morning to repair a tendon and remove bone spurs in his elbow.
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[Allen]


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On to the gridiron, where the Redskins are making some payroll cuts.
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Yesterday, Washington cut running back Terry Allen - giving him his unconditional release.
The Skins will go with Skip Hicks and Stephen Davis in the backfield this coming season. By cutting Allen they get rid of the final two years on his 14 point 8 million dollar contract.
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[NFL]


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And he wasn't only former pro bowler to lose his job.
The Bengals got rid of quarterback Neil O'Donnell.
This despite the fact that the 33-year old threw for 15 touchdowns and just 5 interceptions last year.
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[Run]


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If the present trend continues, it could someday be known as the Kenya Marathon.
For the 9th straight year, a Kenyan won the fabled Boston Marathon.
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28- year- old Joseph (CHA-bay)Chabet won the men's marathon, after finishing second in both Boston and New York the past two years.
His time of two hours, nine minutes and 52 seconds was about two and a half minutes off the record time-- in part due to the unseasonably warm temperatures in the upper-60s.
Ethiopian (fa-TUH-muh)Fatuma Roba won the women's portion for the third straight year.
Her time was two hours, 23 minutes and 25 seconds.
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[Scott]


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The Scott Robertson Memorial golf tournament committee honored some of the area's best young golfers yesterday with scholarship money.
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Patrick Henry senior Ben Hosp received the Scott Robertson Scholarship, while Lord Botetourt's Matt Traylor gets the Eugene A. Hawthorne Memorial Grant.
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The Tournament, held each year since 19-84, will field the top three male and female golfers in the world. The event tees off in May, and organizers think this year's group will be the best.
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[Burton]


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Through eight Winston Cup races, points leader Jeff Burton has two wins and six top five finishes. And despite being happy for his good friend's win at Martinsville, the South Boston native isn't ever happy about finishing second.
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[Larry]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
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In one other note from Martinsville, the Lowes' crew picked up a top-five finish.
Crew chief Larry McReynolds has been trying to start his own team, and he told News 7 he tried to buy the Tide team last week.
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