[Shooting]

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Martinsville police have made an arrest in the apartment complex shooting that sent one man to the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
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It happened around 4 o'clock yesterday at the RiverMont Apartments in front of building number 10.
Police say Sean Anthony Watt of Collinsville produced a handgun and shot Jamel Harris several times.
The victim was taken to Moorehead Hospital in Eden, North Carolina and then transferred to Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem where officials say he has non-life threatening injuries.
Watt has been charged with one count of aggravated malicious wounding and one count of use of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
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[Danville-Fire]


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An early morning fire heavily damaged a Danville apartment building.
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Police say the fire broke out at 496 Worsham Street at around 1:30 this morning after a gas heater caught fire in a resident's bedroom.
Kirby Hankins turned the heater on just before going to bed...he woke up about 30 minutes later and realized the room was on fire.
All residents got out of the building safely.
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[Reform-Party]


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A federal judge in Lynchburg is expected to rule today on who controls the Reform Party. Judge Norman Moon listened to two days of testimony last week involving a disputed party meeting in Nashville last month. At stake is almost 15 (M) million dollars in campaign funds that are expected to aid Patrick Buchanan's presidential bid this fall. We'll have more on the decision today on News 7 at 5 and 6.


[Robb]


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The stage is set for a bruising Senate race... with the formal announcement that Chuck Robb is running for re- election.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke]


Robb started his day with Roanoke Democrats, continuing the campaign kick-off that began Sunday in Northern Virginia, and concludes this afternoon in Norfolk.
Robb delivered a speech that emphasized his military service and support for public education. And he promised an aggressive campaign against his Republican rival, George Allen.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I know that many of you have heard]

((SEN. CHUCK ROBB: I KNOW THAT MANY OF YOU HAVE HEARD THAT HE AND HIS KEY SUPPORTERS ACT LIKE THEY ARE SUPREMELY CONFIDENT OF VICTORY, AND CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHY I WON'T JUST ROLL OVER AND PLAY DEAD. BUT I'D REMIND HIM AND I'D REMIND YOU. THAT I KNOW HOW TO FIGHT.))
[SUPER=201-Sen. Chuck Robb/(D) Virginia;]
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[OUT Q=I know how to fight.]
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[VO-NAT]


Robb was elected to the Senate by an overwhelming margin in 1988. The 2000 race is likely to have more in common with the 1994 campaign, in which Robb narrowly defeated Oliver North.
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[Mayoral-Candidates]


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Roanoke's four mayoral candidates are hot on the campaign trail trying to get their message out to the voters.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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[IN Q=Independent]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=201-Duane Howard/(I) Candidate for Mayor; :18]
[SUPER=201-Mac McCadden/(I) Candidate for Mayor; :51]
[SUPER=201-Ralph Smith/(R) Candidate for Mayor; 1:18]
[SUPER=201-David Bowers/Roanoke Mayor; 1:42]
[SUPER=240-Joy/Sutton/jsutton*wdbj7.com ;1:55]
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[OUT Q=joy sutton news 7 Roanoke]

(( Independent candidate Duane Howard says his car is one of his best advertising tools -- right down to the license plate.
Howard says he's focused on improving the quality of life for Roanoke residents -- he says unlike the other candidates -- he's committed to being a full time mayor.
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[SOT11:47]
[IN Q=The city]

((DUANE HOWARD/MAYORAL CANDIDATE: THIS CITY IS LONG OVERDUE FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS THE ABILITY, THE BUSINESS BACKGROUND AND INTRIGUE TO BE A FULL TIME MAYOR TO WORK WITH THE CITY, THE COMMUNITY)) [RUNS12]
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[NAT SOT 32:15]
[IN Q=MR. Hollandsworth]
((NAT SOT: MR. HOLLANDS WORTH, I'M RUNNING FOR MAYOR))

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[OUT Q=for mayor]


Independent candidate Mac McCadden is also taking his message straight to the voters -- targeting a different neighborhood each week -- and leaving behind his mark.
The former city council member says he not only brings experience to the table -- but a commitment to making Roanoke a better place to live.
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[SOT 30:30]
[IN Q=The focus of]

((MAC MCCADDEN/MAYORAL CANDIDATE: THE FOCUS OF MY CAMPAIGN IS GOING DOOR TO DOOR MEETING PEOPLE. IT'S NOT SO MUCH ON ISSUES AS IT IS PEOPLE AND PROVIDING GOODS AND SERVICES TO THE PEOPLE OF ROANOKE)) [RUNS7]
[OUT Q=of Roanoke]


Republican Candidate Ralph Smith isn't wasting any time drumming-up support from the likes of Congressman Bob Goodlatte and former Miss America Nicole Johnson.
Some of the candidates say Smith is trying to buy this campaign, with costly signs and other techniques.
But Smith says the people are paying for his campaign because they want a man with businesses experience.
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[SOT 2:36]
[IN Q=They like 34 years]

((RALPH SMITH/MAYORAL CANDIDATE: THEY LIKE 34 YEARS OF BUSINESS, THEY LIKE THE BUSINESS MANS APPROACH TO RUNNING CITY GOVERNMENT AND MAKING YOUR TAX DOLLARS STRETCH FURTHER)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=further]


But all of these candidates will have to oust Roanoke's current Mayor David Bowers, who's held the position for 8 years and has also been a council member.
Bowers says he welcomes the competition -- it challenges him to be a better candidate and mayor.
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[SOT 27:03]
[IN Q=We've got so much]

((MAYOR DAVID BOWERS: WE'VE GOT SO MUCH HERE YET TO DO IN THE CITY INCLUDING THE REBUILDING OF PATRICK HENRY AND WILLIAM FLEMING HIGH SCHOOL. THEY'RE THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY, SOLVING 81 AND 581, ELM AVENUE TRAFFIC PROBLEMS BRINGING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE BACK TO THIS COMMUNITY)) [RUNS12]
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[IN Q=And with four]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: AND WITH FOUR CANDIDATES VYING FOR THE POSITION OF ROANOKE CITY MAYOR IT'S BOUND TO BE A COMPETITIVE RACE ALL THE WAY UP TO THE FINISH LINE. JOY SUTTON, NEWS 7, ROANOKE)) [RUNS8]
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[Chrysler-Deal]


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A new two- Billion- dollar deal will create the world's third largest automaker.
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[SUPER=03-Frankfurt, Germany;]


Daimler Chrysler is acquiring 34- percent of Mitsubishi.
The deal will help the German- American carmaker increase its sales in the fast- growing Asian markets.
[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan;]


Mitsubishi officials made the agreement over the weekend, hoping to ease the company's debts.
The final contracts will be signed within the next few months.
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[School-Bus-Accident]


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Fourteen children were hurt today when their schoolbus overturned in Texas.
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The bus was carrying 31 students to three schools in an area northeast of Houston.
It's said to have swerved on a rain- slicked road and toppled over.
Officials say the children were taken to local hospitals, but none of the injuries appears to be very serious.
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[Car-Accident]


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One man was sent to the hospital after his car ran off the road and struck a tree. Rescue crews had to use the Jaws of Life to free him from the vehicle.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Larry Chamberline, Junior was driving down Twelve o' Clock Knob Road in Roanoke County when police say Joseph Miller of Roanoke crossed the center line and struck his vehicle. Chamberline was taken to Roanoke Memorial with non-life threatening injuries. Officials say Miller has been charged with reckless driving.
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[Cuban-Boy]


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The Miami relatives of six-year-old Elian Gonzalez have met today's noon deadline.
They've filed a motion for a quick appeal of last week's ruling against them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]


That ruling cleared the way for the boy to be returned to his father in Cuba.
A decision on the appeal could come as early as this week.
Meanwhile, during T-V interviews today, Elian talked about his mother.
The boy indicated that he doesn't believe his mother died on the journey from Cuba-- saying he thinks she's lost somewhere in Miami and not able to find him.
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[Mideast-Peace]


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The search for peace in the Middle East took President Clinton to Lake Geneva.
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[VO-NAT]
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It was his first face-to-face meeting with Syria's president in six years.
White House officials hope the talks convince President Assad to revive stalled negotiations with Israel.
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[SOT 3:02:13]
[IN Q=Differences remain]

((JOE LOCKHART/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: DIFFERENCES REMAIN BETWEEN SYRIA AND ISRAELI POSITIONS. WE WILL CONTINUE TO HELP THESE PARTIES OVERCOME THEIR DIFFERENCES.))
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[OUT Q=overcome their differences]
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If President Clinton can broker a lasting peace deal, it would become the most significant foreign policy achievement of his administration.
Israel and Syria are still clashing over ownership rights to the disputed Golan Heights territory.
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[Russia-Election]


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Russia has elected a new president.
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Vladimir Putin easily beat his closest rival, and won enough votes to avoid a runoff.
47-year- old Putin won the election without much of a struggle, and without saying much about what he plans to do as president.
For Russian voters, the most important issue is the economy.
In exit polls, more than 90- percent said they either don't have enough or have just barely enough food, clothing, and shelter.
Putin DID make vague assurances that he'll continue the free- market economic reforms former president Boris Yeltsin began.
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Meanwhile, world leaders are saying Putin's victory will bring a firm hand to the Russian presidency.

[Racoon]


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A racoon is still trapped on a utility pole this afternoon in the Boxley Hills area of Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Yesterday, Neighbors worked to save the animal that's been trapped on this utility police since Thursday... without food, water or a way down.
The animal was not only stuck in the wiring, but also in a dangerous position ... next to two service lines.
A-E-P and Wildlife Rescue came out to help, and were finally able to free the raccoon from the wires.
Last time we checked, though, the animal was still too scared to come down the utility pole to safety.
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[Oscars]


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With their golden statuettes in hand, the Academy award recipients kept celebrating into the early hours this morning.
But the buzz wasn't only about what awards the stars won, but what they wore.
Terisa Estacio has the complete Academy Awards rundown.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; : 00]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Spacey/Best Actor; : 21]
[SUPER=01-Hilary Swank/Best Actress; :42]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting; :50]
[SUPER=01-Michael Caine/Best Supporting Actor; 1:19]
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[OUT Q=Terisa Estacio, CBS News, Hollywood.]

((NAT BURST "The Oscar Goes to American Beauty"
In a night of pageantry an "American Beauty" was crowned winner again and again. The film earned five Oscars in all, including best screenplay, best picture, best director and best actor for Kevin Spacey.

SOT: Kevin Spacey/Best Actor 01:00:24


The Best Actress Oscar went to first time nominee Hillary Swank for her chilling portrayal of Brandon Teena, a sexually confused teen living in rural Nebraska.

SOT: Hillary Swank/Best Actress

``His legacy lives on through our movie to remind us to always be ourselves, to follow our hearts."
Stand Up: Terisa Estacio/CBS News So now you know who won, what about the category of fashion.
The red carpet into the ceremonies looked more like the runway at a fashion show. Some of the more notable outfits included Cameron Diaz's plunging neckline and Charlize Theron's plunging back line.
Those fashions were also on display at the many Oscar parties, where the stars partied.
But in the end, the night was about a lot more than the latest fashion and jewelry or even awards. It was about persevering and doing what you love.

SOT: Michael Caine/Best Supporting Actor

"I represent what I hope you will all be survivors.." (Applause)
Terisa Estacio CBS News, Hollywood))