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[TALENT=Melanie]

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(( MARK POTOK/SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER "HE WAS MOTIVATED BY CHRISTIAN IDENTITY WHICH CALLS FOR THE ELIMINATION OF JEWS. ))
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[OUT=FOR THE ELIMINATION OF JEWS.]
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[VO-NAT]


There's word of a confession from the man accused of shooting women and children this week at a Jewish Community center.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And downtown Salt Lake City is ``open for business,'' today after a rare tornado touched down yesterday.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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News 7 at noon is next.

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[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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Attorney General Janet Reno calls them hate crimes, not just the shooting at the Jewish community center Tuesday morning, but also the slaying of a Filipino-American mailman an hour later.
Buford Furrow already faces a federal murder charge and later today he's expected to be charged with a number of other crimes including five counts of attempted murder.
Terisa Estacio has the latest from Los Angeles.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Janet Reno/U. S. Attorney General; :36]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting; 1:12]
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((NATSOT
(Super: Los Angeles)

BUFORD FURROW IS IN POLICE CUSTODY NOW. THE 37-YEAR OLD IDAHO MAN RETURNED TO LOS ANGELES LAST NIGHT FROM LAS VEGAS WHERE HE SURRENDERED TO AUTHORITIES. FURROW REPORTEDLY SAID HE WANTED THE SHOOTINGS AT THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER TO BE A WAKE UP CALL TO AMERICA TO "KILL ALL THE JEWS". FURROW FACES FIVE CHARGES OF ATTEMPTED MURDER AND ONE COUNT OF KILLING A FEDERAL POSTAL WORKER. AND WHILE NO DECISION HAS BEEN MADE YET ON WHETHER TO CHARGE FURROW WITH A HATE CRIME..ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO SAYS EVERYONE IS A VICTIM..
(SOT JANET RENO/ US ATTORNEY GENERAL)

HAT CRIMES REPRESENT AN ATTACK NOT ONLY ON INDIVIDUAL VICTIMS BUT ON BUT ALSO ON THE VICTIM'S' COMMUNITIES. THEY TEAR AT THE VERY FABRIC OF PEOPLES LIVES. MORE IS KNOWN ABOUT FURROW. HIS TIES WITH HATE GROUPS MAY HAVE BEGUN WITH THE NEO NAZI ARYAN NATIONS. HE WAS REPORTEDLY A LIEUTENANT IN THAT GROUP'S SECURITY FORCE AT 1995 RALLY. POLICE HAVE ALSO FOUND BOXES OF AMMUNITION AND A BOOK WRITTEN BY A LEADER OF THE RACIST CHRISTIAN IDENTITY MOVEMENT IN FURROW'S VAN NOT FAR FROM THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER WHERE THE ATTACK TOOK PLACE.
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[Jewish-Reax]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-37]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Although the deadly shootings happened on the west coast, Jewish community members in Roanoke
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[VO-NAT]

are taking steps to ensure that kind of incident won't happen here.
Leaders in the community including Rabbi (Mahn-ace) Manes Kogan have heard concerns from parents about possible copy cat situations.
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((MANES KOGAN/RABI: THE FIRST REACTION IS CONCERN SOME PARENTS BROUGHT UP IN THEIR PERSONAL ASPECT FOR THEIR CHILDREN BUT I THINK IT IS A GENERAL CONCERN IN THE JEWISH COMMUNITY))
[SUPER=01-Rabbi Manes Kogan/Beth Israel Rabbi; :00]
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[VO-NAT]


But the community is not letting the L.A incident disrupt their day care activities, but they are taking precautions.
A Roanoke City Police officer will be checking on the day care center at Beth Israel this week as a precautionary measure.
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[E-Furrow-Virginia]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-21 1:31:12]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Buford Furrow had some family ties to Southwest Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]


In a message on a Bluegrass music web site, Buford Furrow, Senior-- the suspect's father-- mentions growing up in Roanoke.
Furrow's brother-in-law, Bill Wells-- also mentioned in the message-- confirms the elder Furrow grew up in Virginia.
Wells says he hasn't seen his NEPHEW-- the Los Angeles suspect-- in 20 years.
We were not able to find anyone in the area who knew Buford, Junior, or his father.
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[Hoskins-Book]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-19 1:54:08]
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An item found in Furrow's van also holds a connection to our part of Virginia-- it's a book "War Cycles, Peace Cycles" written by alleged white supremacist, Richard Kelly Hoskins.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Hoskins, who lives in Lynchburg, denies any connection between his book and the California shootings.
He released a statement saying "I find it difficult to understand what a book about economics has to do with shooting Jewish children in California."
But Jewish leaders have claimed since it was published 15-years ago, it's been a handbook for the Phineas Priesthood-- a group that perverts Bible passages to justify racist and anti-Semitic acts of violence.
It's also believed Hoskins is the leader of the Christian Identity movement a group that's been identified with Nazism.
He would not comment on the allegations.
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[Yosemite-Killer]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Confessed Yosemite murderer Cary Stayner may have been partially inspired by a fictional serial killer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fresno, CA/Friday;]


Court papers reveal that Stayner had a copy of the book "Black Lightening" in his backpack when police questioned him about the beheading of Yosemite naturalist Jodie Armstrong.
The novel is about a series of killings in Seattle.
Stayner reportedly confessed to killing Armstrong and three female park visitors.
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[TORNADO]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Tornado]


The cleanup is in full swing in Salt Lake City, Utah, the scene of yesterday's surprise, deadly tornado.
Maureen Maher reports.
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[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gov. Mike Leavitt/(R) Utah;]
[SUPER=01-Deedee Corradini/Salt Lake City Mayor;]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=cbs news Salt Lake City.]

(((LOCATOR: SALT LAKE CITY)
(NATZ OF CLEANUP)

THE CITY IS IN A STATE OF EMERGENCY...AND THE MAYOR SAYS THE PEOPLE ARE IN A STATE OF SHOCK. Sot: MOS, NO NAME "IT SCARED THE HELL OUT OF ME, NEVER ANYTHING LIKE THAT IN UTAH AS LONG I'VE LIVED HERE."
SALT LAKE CITY IS PICKING UP THE PIECES TODAY AFTER A HIGHLY UNUSUAL TORNADO RIPPED THROUGH THE HEART OF THE CITY KILLING ONE PERSON AND INJURING DOZENS.
SOT: Gov. Mike Leavitt/Utah

"It has always been part of the understanding, that we don't have tornadoes here. so now we have a new respect for the power of nature and the randomness with which this could occur."
(NATZ OF TORNADO)

IT WAS THE FIRST DEADLY TWISTER EVER RECORDED IN UTAH. PROPERTY DAMAGE WILL BE MEASURED IN MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, BUT WITH THE CITY SET TO HOST THE WINTER OLYMPICS IN TWO YEARS... OFFICIALS ARE BREATHING A SIGH OF RELIEF.
SOT: Mayor Deedee Corradini/Salt Lake City

"IT'S BEEN A TRAGEDY FOR US, BUT WE'VE BEEN VERY, VERY LUCKY, IT COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE." WITH LITTLE OR NO WARNING FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.. THE MAYOR SAYS IN THE FUTURE THE CITY WILL BE STAYING IN CLOSER TOUCH WITH FORECASTERS. AN EMERGENCY PROCEDURE WILL BE SET UP TO LET PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT IMPENDING STORMS OR TORNADOES.
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[WX-One]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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For a look at the weather a little closer to home, let's talk to Patrick Evans.
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[PATRICK IN WX CENTER]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The water war between Roanoke City and Roanoke County appears to be over.
We'll have the details ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[Fiddler's-Convention]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=spa]
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It's one of Southwest Virginia's signature events-- the Galax Old Fiddler's Convention.
[Double Boxes=MElanie and Steve/Starlink]


And that's where we find Steve Pardon this afternoon.
[Live=Steve Full/Starlink]
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[SUPER=06-Galax;]
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[Double Boxes=Steve and Melanie/Starlink]



[E-Cressell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-32 20:17]
[GRAPHIC=Emmett Cressell Jr.]


Emmett Cressell, Junior's appeal of his murder conviction will go before the Virginia Court of Appeals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence/January;]


Cressell is one of two men convicted of burning and beheading a black man in Grayson County two years ago.
One issue they'll focus on is that the evidence at trial did NOT support a first degree conviction.
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((JEFF DORSEY/CRESSELL'S ATTORNEY: USUALLY THAT TYPE OF ARGUMENT IS NOT VIEWED WELL BY THE COURT OF APPEALS SO WE'RE PLEASED BY THAT.))
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[OUT Q=by that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Cressell's attorneys also plan to argue that the trial should have been moved out of Grayson County and that three of the jurors should have stricken from the panel.
A date has not been set.
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[E-Forest-Fire]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-24 1:37:18]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fire]


Forty fire fighters are still patrolling Purgatory Mountain...
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[VO-NAT 99-19 1:52:04]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


making sure back fires are keeping the blaze contained- it's been burning for five days now.
By the weekend, officials hope crews will be sent home and only be on call.
Nearly 13-hundred acres have burned since Saturday, but firefighters say there is always a chance of the fire jumping the line and starting new ones.
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[Reagan]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Former first lady Nancy Reagan is trying to put to rest reports that her husband is near death.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[7:18;32]
For weeks, rumors have been swirling about Ronald Reagan's health.
In a statement to the Associated Press, Mrs. Reagan says there has been no sudden change in his condition.
Rather he remains in a slow decline from Alzheimer's disease.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Some more Roanoke City police officers will be patrolling the streets--
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[VO-NAT ]

on four legs.
We'll have more on the new additions to the city's Mounted Patrol when News-7 at Noon returns.
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[Mounted-Patrol]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-34 TC20:09]
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Roanoke's police chief hopes more officers on horseback will lead to stronger community policing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Kevin Hix and Jason Holt were chosen from nine officers to learn to ride.
They'll fill in when the mounted patrol needs them downtown, in schools, or at special events.
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[SOT 10:14:12]
[IN Q=We wanted an officer]

((FRANK GARRETT/MOUNTED PATROL: WE WANTED AN OFFICER ... COMMUNITY POLICING.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Garrett/Mounted Patrol;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=community policing]
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[VO-NAT]


It's more responsibility for the same pay-- not only must they learn to take care of the horses and ride them but they must spend several hours a week on their own time polishing their skills.
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[SOT 10:17:37]
[IN Q=Hardest part]

((KEVIN HOLT/MOUNTED PATROL: HARDEST PART IS ... TAKES A LOT MORE.))
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[OUT Q=a lot more]
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[VO-NAT]


The police department is also building a new stable and grazing area in Northeast Roanoke.
That's expected to be ready in October.
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[Pavarotti]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


He can bring down the house with his voice and in Romania attract a Pope sized crowd.
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[SOT]

[7:33:38]
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[SUPER=03-Bucharest, Romania;]
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[OUT Q=pavorotti singing]
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[VO-NAT]


Some 50-thousand attended Luciano Pavarotti's concert last night in Bucharest.
The concert was sold out, but when the crowd outside the venue kept growing Pavarotti asked the organizers to let everyone in, with or without a ticket.
Pavarotti interrupted his vacation for the concert and received 1.2 million dollars in return.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=stocks]


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 53 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports-- the P-G-A Champioship is off to a soggy start near Chicago.
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[VO-NAT ]


And we'll get an inside look at the upcoming Hokie's football season.
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[PGA-Championship]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=PGA Tour]


The P-G-A Championship is getting off to a wet start at Medinah Country Club near Chicago.
Rain moved over the Chicago area this morning and is expected to continue for much of the day.
Vijay Singh (VEE'-jay SIHNG) is the defending champion.
First prize in the three-point-five (m) million-dollar tournament is 630-thousand dollars.

[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=PAtrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-44 (47:22)]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]


The media was at Lane Stadium to get a look at one of college football's elite teams this preseason.
Mike Stevens has more on what should be a big time team in Blacksburg.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :18]
[SUPER=01-Corey Moore/Virginia Tech Defensive End; :38]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/Virginia Tech Quarterback; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/Virginia Tech Running Back; 1:31]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:41]
[RUNS=1:56]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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((1999 could be a picture perfect season for the Hokies. They have earned their way into the top 10 in most of the preseason polls, and now they're ready to let down their hair and go to war tot stay there. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) ((COREY MOORE:))
Most of the individual hype is directed at redshirt freshman quartebrack Michael Vick. He only heightened the expectations of his game this summer by running a 4 point 3 second 40 yard dash and recording a 40 inch vertical leap. ((MICHAEL VICK:))
Fellow redshirt freshman Lee Suggs is now 22 pounds heavier than when he left Fleming. He also is anxious to get on the field this season.)) ((LEE SUGGS:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))

[S-Radford]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-41 (1:51:21)]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


Radford's rich football tradition has always kept the Bobcats in the Friday Football Extra spotlight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]


This year, Norm Lineburg has a lot to work with, 16 starters are back, making this pre-season almost like the holidays.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="it's like]

((NORM LINEBURG/BEGINS 41ST YEAR IN COACHING:))
[SUPER=01-Norm Lineburg/Begins 41st Year in Coaching; :00]
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[OUT Q=....some 90 kids"]
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[VO-NAT]


The Bobcats finished 5 and 5 last year, third in the Three Rivers. Eight starters are back on each side of the ball.
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[OUT Q=....be okay]
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