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One of the nation's most infamous crime scenes is reopened today to the thousands of students who fled in terror over a month ago.
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A Roanoke woman is sentenced for killing her infant.
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
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The month of June begins with partly sunny skies and temperatures once again running a little warmer than average....
Widely scattered showers may dampen the region a bit today, especially to our west--
The complete forecast straight ahead.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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News 7 at noon is next.

[Johnson]


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The Roanoke woman who admitted neglecting her infant daughter- -to the point where the baby died last year-- was sentenced this morning to eight years in prison.
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Crystal Johnson's own lawyer called her "a party girl" who's made some bad choices in life.
The 27- year old mother of two other children told her probation officer that she supported herself by "shoplifting and getting money from men."
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((I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT I REALIZE I FAILED MY RESPONSIBILITY AS BEING A MOTHER, AND THAT WAS THE REASON I TURNED PRINCESS OVER TO MY FAMILY, BECAUSE OF MY DRUG ADDICTION, AND I KNEW I COULD NOT CARE FOR HER, SO I LEFT HER WITH MY FAMILY MEMBERS.))
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Judge Jonathan Apgar (APP-garr) could have placed Johnson on probation Johnson is already serving a three- year sentence for parole violation by petty larceny and forgery charges.
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[Martin]


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A judge just sentenced a Vinton woman to ten years in prison for plotting to kill her husband.
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48-year-old Dorothea Martin sent her lover Thomas Gray 450-dollars in jail.
Prosecutors say that was to hire a hitman to kill her husband.
The hitman turned out to be the sheriff working undercover.
Martin walked free today on 100-thousand-dollars bond until a appeals court decides whether to hear her case.
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[Stewart]


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Police say a Pembroke man fatally beat a West Virginia woman with a claw hammer during a robbery in Wyoming County, West Virginia.
Authorities say 50-year-old Donna Jennings was working as at a gas station in Saulsville, West Virginia when she was attacked.
She died on the way to the hospital.
The attacker reportedly got away with more than 400 dollars before being shot by police during a car chase.
Thirty-seven-year-old Michael Stewart of Pembroke underwent surgery and is in critical condition.
Charges are pending.

[Columbine]


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More than a month after the Colorado school massacre that left 15 people dead, students are returning to Columbine today to pick up their personal belongins.
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[stock file]
They're retrieving purses, glasses, keys, book bags and other items left behind during the April 20th attack.
Some areas are off-limits because of the ongoing investigation.
And students won't have access to the library, where most of the victims were killed.
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Meantime some survivors of the school shooting have delivered a message to south Florida young people.
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((YES I BELIEVE IN GOD, YES I BELIEVE, YES I BELIEVE, YES I BELIEVE, YES WE BELIEVE IN GOD, YES WE BELIEVE IN GOD, YES WE BELIEVE IN GOD.))
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Those were the last words of Columbine student Cassie Bernall before she was shot and killed.
Her friends have turned her final words into a new slogan, and say they attended the rally to help others re-affirm their faith.
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[kosovo]


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Yugoslav president, Slobodan Milosevic, appears to be moving toward peace.
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[4:12:52]
In a letter, the Serbian government says it has accepted the principles of a Kosovo peace deal... layed out by the G-8 nations.
Military officials from more than 30 nations are in Belgium, drafting plans for an international security force in Kosovo. [10:43;25]
NATO, meantime, continues to pound Yugoslavia.
In the latest strikes, allied planes hit several Serb military and special police targets, as well as a presidential villa outside Belgrade.
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[kENNEDY-CASKET]


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[WRITER=mel]
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Later today, the national archives will release over one hundred and thirty thousand documents related to the 19-63 assassination of president John F. Kennedy.
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[10:03:45]
And what's revealed could rekindle conspiracy theories.
Sources say the documents reveal that the bronze casket used to transport the president's body home to Washington was disposed of by the government in 1965 in an unusual way.
The casket was repotedly dropped from a military airplane in 9-thousand feet of water off the Maryland Shore.
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((ANNA NELSON, ASSASSINATION RECORDS REVIEW BOARD; "WE THOUGHT THERE WAS A PAPER TRAIL ON THE COFFIN AND THERE WERE PEOPLE IN THE ARCHIVES WHO THOUGHT THEY HAD SEEN IT BUT IT WAS MISFILED. BASICALLY, THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED."))
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The newly revealed records claim the casket dumped in the ocean had been damaged during the trip from Dallas and then replaced by the mahogany casket which carried the president's body to Arlington National Cemetery.
The latest Kennedy Documents may also contain new details about the President's campaign and the activities of Lee Harvey Oswald.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Summer air travel just got a little more expensive as some major carriers raise airfares.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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And will future flights be booked on the Russian space station Mir?
The answer next, but first let's talk to Kimberly McBroom.
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[Talent=Kimberly]

[Wx-Tease]
Most folks are back to work after the long, gorgeous holiday weekend---


We've seen some variable cloudiness today, but for the most part the showers are staying to our west.
Here's the latest radar.... [Weatherpro] [music up full] [comm1]

[Radford-Crash]


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Counselors are on hand today at Radford's John Dalton Intermediate School following the weekend deaths of two students.
Seventh-graders Eden Hall and Leslie Ann Cole were killed in a two-vehicle accident late Saturday night.
Radford police have released very little information about the accident.
Five others were injured in the crash, but the extent of their injuries isn't known.

[Arts-Council]


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A new regional tourism promotion will soon spread the word about southwest Virginia's cultural attractions.
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Eleven attractions including Virginia's Explore Park, the Mill Mountain Zoo and Center in the Square are joining hands with the Arts Council and the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau.
By promoting "Adventures on the Blue Ridge Trail," the organizations hope to draw more out of state visitors to the region.
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((EVERYBODY PULLS OFF EVERYBODY ELSE'S STRENGTHS. PEOPLE WHO MAYBE GO TO THE ART MUSEUM WILL SEE THE BROCHURE AND SEE HOW EASY IT IS TO GO OUT TO EXPLORE PARK AND VICE VERSA.))
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The campaign will include a new brochure, a toll-free events hot line, a web site, and paid advertising.

[N-S-Merger]


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Norfolk-Southern is a little bigger today-- as it takes over nearly 60-percent of Conrail's routes in the Northeast.
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Norfolk-Southern has been chugging toward this day for two years.
Splitting Conrail's routes between N-S and CSX is the most complex restructuring in railroad history.
Day One was pushed back twice, giving all three railroads extra time to plan.
If everything goes according to plans, N-S expects the Conrail deal to add direct routes between major cities and subtract hours from the time it takes to ship freight on the ground.
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((SUSAN BLAND: WE'RE GOING TO REALLY STREAMLINE AND REALLY HOPEFULLY PROVIDE A COMPETITIVE PACKAGE TO THE POTENTIAL SHIPPER.))
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The United Transportation Union hopes more business means more jobs for Roanoke conductors...
But worries it will just mean more work for members already on the job six days a week.
Norfolk Southern has promised Roanoke a net GAIN of jobs.
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[Air-Travel]


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Hold onto your wallets, four major airlines have hiked up airfares.
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Continental, Amerian, Northwest and T-W-A have added another four percent to ticket prices effective today.
It's the third increase this year.
No decision yet from Delta.
One triple-A representative offers this advice to get the lowest airfares.
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((JOYCE BRADFORD:AAA BRANCH MANAGER: DEVELOP A RELATIONSHIP WITH A TRAVEL AGENT...SO YOU'VE GOT SOMEONE WHO CAN LOOK OUT FOR THE BEST DEALS))
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[vo-nat]
Some other useful tips to keep in mind when booking a flight.
Try and have a Saturday night stay.
Leave from a large airport. And if possible travel on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. These are the least traveled days...and airlines are trying to fill these flights.
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The INTERNET is also a useful source for cheap flight information.While travel agents can help you find the best deals,

Today's ticket hike makes it an eleven percent overal [Mir]


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After 13 years in orbit it looks like its the end of the line for the Mir Space station.
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Russia says the crew now on board won't be replaced when it leaves in August.
Mir will then orbit the Earth unmanned until early next year, when ground controllers will send one last command -- to burn up in the atmosphere.
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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]

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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[7:17:36]
Meantime, the crew aboard Discover spent all night hauling tons of parts, tools, water and clothes onto the new space station.
They've got to get everything off the shuttle and onto the station by Thursday, when ``Discovery'' undocks.
The International Space station should receive its first permanent residents next March.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


It was a big weekend for Festival in the Park-- we'll have highlights of the Saturn cup a little later in sports.


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And we'll talk to one of the up-and-coming bands that performed last night as they try to follow some big footsteps.
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[E-Festival]


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Organizers are calling this year's Festival in the Park phenomenal.
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Sunny skies brought Memorial Day crowds out in full force. Not to mention the addition of new activities for the 30th anniversary and the extension of old favorites like the bike race. And when the outdoor holiday events got too hot for some, cool refreshments provided relief.
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((WENDI SCHULTZ/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: I THINK THE WEATHER HAS CERTAINLY HELPED US, ALL THE NEW ACTIVITIES THAT WE'VE ADDED, I MEAN WE EVEN WOUND UP MOVING THE RIVER RACE TO A NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR AND IT WORKED OUT BEAUTIFULLY.))
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And at 6:00 when the downtown vendors packed away their stores, festival go-ers moved to Victory Stadium for some concert acts. Musical groups included No Authority, Swirl 360, 1000 Clowns and the newest pop band C-note.
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The question is will C-Note be the next teen musical sensation.
We got up close and personal to find out more about this Florida foresome.
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((nats of C-Note
Their C-D just hit record stores this month, and their music is just now starting to hit the airwaves.
So why all the hype over C-Note?
Because the quartet is the latest creation of Trans Continental entertainment, ---the powerhouse behind hitmakers

Backsreet Boys and 'N Sync
But this Florida foursome wants to set the record straight, it is not a "boy band." [24;13:02] DRU ROBERTS:WHEN WE GOT TOGETHER AND FORMED...A LITTLE BIT OLDER AUDIENCE, A LITTLE MORE EDGY, PROVOCATIVE AND AGRESSIVE.
Setting the quartet apart from the sea of male acts is its pop sound with a latin twist, C-Note is three quarters hispanic, with a token blond of course.
In fact the group's new video for its debut single Wait Till I get Home was taped in both English and Spanish. [nats of video....] [25:41:12] RAUL MOLINA: YOU HEAR SOME OF THE LATIN MUSIC, AT THE SAME TIME YOU HAVE THE AMERICAN CULTURE'S BEEN LIGETNING TO HERE TOO. [bridge-standup--MELANIE 24:13:02 ]

And unlike Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync who were introduced to European markets first, C-Note is doing just the opposite with its American debut. [26:19:00] BRODY MARTINA:WHEN WE WERE PICKED UP BY EPIC RECORD THEY THE LATIN INFLUENCE, SAW US HITTING AMERICNA FIRST, IT WASN'T REALLY AND OPTION TO GO TO EUROPE OR SOUTH AMERICA FIRST. [NATS- OF CONCERT]
So will C-Note be the next hit machine for the Trans Con Family? Time (and record sales) will only tell.
But with its debut song starting to make waves on the pop charts and a coast to coast summer tour planned with superstar Brandy, the answer is likely to be yes. DAVID PEREZ: IF WE CONCENTRATE ON WHAT WE'RE DOING AND WE PUT IN OUR TIME AND GIVE TO OUR FANS THEY'LL RECEIVE US THE WAY WE WANT TO RECEIVE WE'RE GIVING THEM.))
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The Brandy- C-Note tour kicks off later this month. [Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 104 points.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And still ahead in sports-- the Spurs widen their lead over the Trailblazers in the N-B-A Playoffs.
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And the Buffalo Sabres cut the Toronto Maple Leafs out of the Stanley Cup hunt.
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[S-NHL]


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The Buffalo Sabers have made it to the Stanley Cup Finals after a 24 year absence.
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Toronto took a two to one lead in the second period off this Kris King goal but the advantage wouldn't last long.
In the third with it locked up at two Erik Rasmussen knocks in the go-ahead goal with nine-25 left in the game.
[SUPER=31-Buffalo/4/Toronto/2;]


Dixon Ward spreads the icing and the Sabres win the game four to two.
Buffalo is now the Eastern Conference Champions eliminating the Maple Leafs four games to one.
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San Antonio has a two games to none advantage in the N-B-A Western Confernce finals after last night's victory against Portland.
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[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/NBC Sports;]


Portland lead most of the game as Arvydas Sabonis (ahr-VEE'-duhs sah-BOH'-nuhs) feeds Jermain O'Neil, O'Neil alone in the paint, puts an exclamation point on the advantage.
But the Spurs battle back Sean Elliot cans this three.
He was six for seven from behind the arc.
[super=32-San Antonio/86/Portland/85;]


Elliot than nailed a three pointer with nine second left, giving the Spurs an 86 to 85 win over Portland.
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The Division Three baseball world series at Salem Memorial Stadium is over.
But the NCAA with a batty decision to make.
Steve Mason Has more.
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[S-Saturn-Cup]


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The Saturn Cup Festival races streaked through the streets of Roanoke yesterday.
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Julie Hanson stayed near the front for the entire 30-K women's event.
She's no stranger to the Roanoke course, but Hanson was hoping for better luck this time around.
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Julie took first place, just five months after giving birth to her daughter.
She says motherhood has made her a better cyclist.
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