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NOON-HEADLINES

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Sabatoge is suspected in an Arizona train derailment.
Security is tight in the murder trial of singer Selena.
And a prominant Democratic Senator will NOT seek re-election.
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Stay with us.
News 7 at Noon is next.

Amtrak


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A fatal Amtrak derailment this morning in Arizona appears to have been NO accident.
A state official confirms the F-B-I is investigating reports that someone tampered with the the track.
Investigators have also found evidence at the scene.
The pre-dawn wreck killed one person and injured dozens.
It happened in a remote desert area some 50 miles southwest of Phoenix.
The Sunset Limited was traveling to Los Angeles from Miami with more than 260 on board.
Bud Gindhart has the latest.
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(( All 12 passenger cars and two locomotives derailed around 1:00 a.m. this morning in a remote desert area about fifty miles southwest of Phoenix. the Amtrak train, The Sunset Limited, was bound for Los Angeles from Miami when passenger Betty Addington was awakened by violent shaking. ((BETTY ADDINGTON/PASSENGER: I FELT LIKE SOMETHING RATTLING, THEN TURNING...HAPPENED SO FAST...WERE YOU SCARED? DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO BE SCARED.)) Another passenger helped pull Addington's elderly mother from the train. At least three cars, two sleepers and a dining car, fell about 30 feet from a bridge into a dry stream bed below...killing one and injuring about 100. ((ROBERT MARTIN, PASSENGER: EVEN THE ONES WHO WERE NOT AWARE GOT OUT CAUSE IT WAS A TEAM EFFORT)) Several of the more seriously injured were evacuated by helicopter to Phoenix area trauma centers. The remote site is not easily accessible by car. Arizona public safety officials say they are investigating the derailment as a criminal event.
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BUD GINDHART CBS NEWS PHOENIX))


Earthquake


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Two days after a devastating earthquake struck Indonesia a farmer has been pulled alive from the rubble.
He's the first person found alive since the deadly magnitude-seven quake hit the Island of Sumatra.
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Indonesian officials say the quake killed at least 100 people and injured 700 more.
It destroyed or damaged at least ten-thousand buildings in the region.
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BOSNIA


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A new surge of fighting in Bosnia threatens the cease-fire agreement set to take effect tomorrow.
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NATO and U-N jets are ready to strike Serb targets following a weekend of shelling that killed 15 and wounded nearly 100.
Many of the dead were children.
The U-N says the factions are battling for land and bargaining power ahead of the truce.
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Selena


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In Texas, Jury selection has begun in yet another high profile murder case.
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It has been nearly 7 months since pop star Selena was fatally shot in Corpus Christi allegedly by her former fan club president.
The trial was moved to Houston because of pre-trial publicity.
And in fallout from the O-J Simpson case no cameras will be allowed in the courtroom.
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Canoe


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An overturned canoe on the New River caused concern for rescuers this morning.
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The canoe was found floating at the Peppers Ferry Crossing between Montgomery and Pulaski Counties.
Radford fire and rescue personnel uprighted it and brought it ashore, but they have no idea who it belongs to or whether someone may have drowned.
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Rescuers are searching along the river banks for a body.
If they don't find anyone, Roberts says they'll most likely have to wait until someone reports a missing person before putting divers in the water.
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Abduction


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Police are still searching for the man who abducted an 86- year- old Roanoke woman.
The woman was taken from the lower level parking lot at Towers Mall in Roanoke.
Police say she was walking to her car Saturday afternoon when a man with a small caliber gun forced her onto the floor of her car then drove away.
Police say the man stopped on Gults Mill Road in Amherst County, tied the woman up and left her in the woods.
The woman freed herself and walked to safety.
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Police are still looking for her car.
It's a '92 Oldsmobile, four door, Delta 88--
Dark red with red interior.
The license plate reads F-K-F-1-4-6.
Police say the driver is a black man age 35 to 40.
He has short black hair and a mustache and is armed.

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Still to come, Liberty University gets a talk from the G-O-P's top man,
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while one of the south's most prominent Democrats calls it quits.
You'll see "none" of this man in Georgia's next senate race.
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NUNN


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Another Senate Democrat says goodbye to Washington.
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Georgia's Sam Nunn announced today that he will not seek a fifth term next year.
Nunn is the senior Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
He chaired the panel before Democrats lost control of the Senate in the last election.
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((SENATOR SAM NUNN/(D)GEORGIA: THIS HAS BEEN A DIFFICULT DECISION...I NOW IN MY HEART IT IS TIME FOR ME TO FOLLOW A NEW COURSE.))
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Today's announcement makes Nunn the eighth Senate Democrat to announce his plans to retire, compared to only one Republican.
The Senate now has 54 Republicans and 46 Democrats.

Debate


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Candidates of four state offices had their say at a political forum over the weekend.
One of the showdowns included Republican challenger Trixie Averill
(Ah-ver-ill) and democratic incumbent Dick Cranwell.
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Averill defended Governor Allen's funding practices for higher education.
While Cranwell says he's for putting more money back into higher education.
When asked whether business owners would see a tax increase, both candidates said no.
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((DICK CRANWELL/HOUSE OF DELEGATES: WHEN YOU LOOK AT VIRGINIA AS A WHOLE WE ARE A LOW TAX STATE, INSURANCE FOR BUSINESS IS LOW AND WE ARE A GOOD STATE TO DO BUSINESS IN AS FAR AS THE CIVIL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
TRIXIE AVERILL/(R) HOUSE OF DELEGATE CANDIDATE: I WOULD NOT GO FOR ANY NEW TAXES OR ANY TAX INCREASES AND I WAS VERY PROUD TO SIGN THE TAX PAYER PROTECTION PLEDGE AND THAT WILL ABSOLUTELY BE MY PLEDGE.))
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Bell-Edwards


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Senator Brandon Bell and Democratic hopeful John Edwards also squared off.
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Edwards contends that potential college students are LEAVING Virginia because of HIGH tuition rates.
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((JOHN EDWARDS/D- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: YOU CAN GO TO THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AS A VIRGINIA RESIDENT CHEAPER THAN YOU CAN GO TO VIRGINIA TECH OR THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA. THAT'S AN IMPEDIMENT TO AMBITIONS. AND THE WAY TO GET THE TUITION RATES DOWN IS TO INCREASE THE COMMONWEALTHS'S INVESTMENT IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM OF VIRGINIA.))
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Bell says higher education is a priority.
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((SEN. BRANDON BELL/R- ROANOKE CO.: WE'RE A VERY PROSPEROUS STATE WITH A GROWING ECONOMY AND WE'RE EXCEPTING AT LEAST 700 MILLION DOLLARS IF NOT MORE IN OUR NEXT GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION. SO I THINK HIGHER EDUCATION WILL BE A FOCUS THAT WE'LL HAVE AVAILABLE TO CHANNEL IN THAT AREA. I THINK THAT WE'LL EASE THE BURDEN AS FAR AS OUR TUITION TAX.))
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Woodrum


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And after the candidates answered questions about higher eduction funding and corporate income taxes,
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the studio audience also wanted to know about judicial reform -- what would these candidates do to end meaningless lawsuits.
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((CHIP WOODRUM/HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: THE WINNING PARTY AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVES COURT FEES AND COSTS, WOULD SEEM TO DENY THE KEY TO THE COURTHOUSE TO MOST OF THE AVERAGE PEOPLE IN VIRGINIA. I WOULD OPPOSE THAT. NEWELL FALKINBURG/REPUBLICAN HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: THE WHOLE SYSTEM IS IN ABSOLUTE SHAMBLES. I THINK SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE. I THINK THE NOTION OF HAVING THE LOSER PAY THE COURT COSTS IS A PERFECTLY REASONABLE ONE. ))
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Falkinburg urges Virginia voters to choose a new representative to bring about reform.
Woodrum highlighted what he calls Virginia's good points and says the state is not in bad shape.
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Thomas-Artis


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The audience also heard from two candidates for the House of Delegates -- incumbent Vic Thomas and Republican Jeff Artis.
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During their debate they stressed empowerment and education.
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((VIC THOMAS/D- HOUSE OF DELEGATES: BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING GOING IN TO THE 21ST CENTURY IS THE EDUCATION. K THROUGH 12, HIGHER EDUCATION. WE WENT INTO A DOWNTURN IN THE EARLY 90'S. WE'VE GOT TO TURN THAT AROUND AND I THINK WE'VE ALREADY STARTED WITH IT.
JEFF ARTIS/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: IT'S ABOUT POWER, IT'S ABOUT ECONOMIC POWER, IT'S ABOUT JOB POWER, IT'S ABOUT POWER GAINED THROUGH BECOMING ACCOUNTABLE FOR YOUR ACTIONS AND BECOMING SELF SUFFICIENT. IT'S ABOUT THE POWER TO HAVE OUTSTANDING SCHOOLS. MR. THOMAS WANTS TO TALK ABOUT SCHOOLS. LET'S HAVE A DEBATE, MR. THOMAS, ON SCHOOLS.))
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Gingrich


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Folks in Lynchburg will get to hear the political ponderings of Newt Gingrich tonight.
The House Speaker is scheduled to address an audience of ten-thousand people at Liberty University.
Gingrich will address "Super Conference '95," a conference hosted by the Reverend Jerry Falwell, the university and Thomas Road Baptist Church.
The four-day conference is for pastors and church workers, but tonight's session is open to the public.
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Up next, a look at a tournament for the TRUE golfing fanatic,
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and a special ceremony for local firefighters kicks off National Fire Prevention Week.
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L'burg-Firefighters


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Last year, two million fires killed nearly 43- hundred people.
One- hundred firefighters were among those to lose their lives, that's a thirty percent increase over 19-93.
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To mark the beginning of National Fire Prevention Week, firefighters gathered in Lynchburg yesterday to remember some of their own colleagues who were killed on the job.
They included Carter Martin, a Lynchburg firefighter who was a volunteer with the Brookville- Timberlake fire company.
Martin was killed June 22nd when the Timber Lake Dam collapsed under heavy rains.
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((GERALD MAYS/BROOKVILLE- TIMBERLAKE VFD: WHILE UNSELFISHLY SERVING THE COMMUNITY HE SO DEARLY LOVED. HE WILL BE SO MISSED BY SO MANY AS A FATHER, AS A HUSBAND, AS A SON, AS A BROTHER, A AS A BROTHER IN THE FIRE SERVICE, AS A FRIEND, AS A TEACHER AND A COACH.))
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Martin and Kenith Patterson, a rescue squad worker who died in 19-36, were honored with a plaque unveiled during yesterday's ceremonies.
Officials also dedicated new lighting for the fireman's fountain in Miller Park.
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Golf-Tourney


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Playing 18 holes of golf in a few hours can be fun, but imagine playing at least ONE-HUNDRED holes of golf in a single day.
That's what golfers at Ole Monterey Golf Course are doing today.
It's to raise money for Easter Seals.
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Easter Seals Regional Director Susan Knight organzied the fundraiser.
Tell us about it Susan.
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(How many golfers are participating?)



(How often will they get to take a break?)



(When did you tee-off this morning and how long do you think this will take?)



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(Can people still make a donation? How?)
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The Easter Seals Golf Marathon is now in full swing at Ole Monterey Golf Course in Roanoke.
Nice weather for it, right Patrick?
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Krisch


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A prominent Roanoke businessman has died.
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71- year- old Joel Krisch died yesterday, after suffering from a neurologicial disease.
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Krisch helped his family build the Krisch hotel empire -- at one time it was the largest franchisee of Holiday Inns in the nation.
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NOBEL-Prize


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Two Americans and a German share the Nobel Prize for medicine.
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The prize committee says it's recognizing Edward Lewis of CalTech, Eric Wieschaus (WISH'-hous) of Princeton University, and Christiane (NUS'-lyn FOHL'-hart) Nuesslein-Volhard of Germany.
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They are cited for "breakthrough" research in genetic controls in embryo development that will help explain birth defects in humans.

Stocks


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Stocks are sharply lower today.
On Wall Street at noon, the Dow was DOWN 37 points.
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Stick around.
A Miami Dolphin is beached with an injury,
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and the Seattle Mariners ride the tide of victory in the American League playoffs.
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MLB


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The Seattle Mariners advance to the American League Championship Series with Cleveland.
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Edgar Martinez stroked a two-run double in the bottom of the 11th inning last night to lead Seattle past New York 6 to 5.
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Skins


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In tense N-F-L action, Philadelphia beat Washington in overtime.
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First, Redskin Brian Mitchell picks up a punt and works his way down field scoring from 60 yards out and the Redskins take a 10 to 7 lead.
Guss Frerotte hits Henry Ellard on a 40 yard touchdown pass and the Redskins take a 17 to 10 lead over the Eagles in the second.
Then Rodney Pete hits Fred Barnett over the middle on a two yard touchdown pass and the Eagles take a 24 to 17 lead at the half.
The Redskins come back when Frerrote keeps the ball and scores from two yards out and ties up the game.
The game ended tied at
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34 to 34.
But in overtime, Anderson boots a 34 yard field goal and the Eagles win the game 37 to 34.
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Marino


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One day after setting the N-F-L record for career pass completions, Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino faces surgery on his right knee.
Team spokesman Harvey Green says the veteran will undergo arthroscopic surgery today to correct cartilage damage.
Green adds the damage was revealed by an M-R-I last night, and that the operation will be performed by team physicians.

Race


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Mark Martin takes the checkered flag winning the U-A-W-G-M 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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A couple of early caution flags.
Robert Pressley gets lose and spins out after hooking up with Joe Nemechek.
But Dale Earnhardt dodges the cautions and he works his way from the rear of the pack to second place.
Sterling Marlin leads the race by about two seconds ahead of Earnhardt.
Ricky Rudd leads on lap 135 but Jeff Gordon had gear problems and pulls the car behind the wall while he was running in the top 5.
On lap 237 Earnhardt moves to the front to pass Rudd and take the lead.
But the race got tight in the closing laps.
Martin passed leader Terry Labonte with about three laps to go and he claims his second victory in a row.
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((MARK MARTIN/UAW-GM 500 WINNER: I THOUGHT WHEN I PASSED RICKY I TOOK THE LEAD. I WAS DRIVING AND SAYING "YEE-HAW", AND THEY SAID I WAS STILL SIX SECONDS BEHIND THE LEADER. I SAID "OH NO!" WE HAD A LONG WAY TO GO. HE TOLD ME HE GOT TWO TIRES. I WAS AFRAID WE WERE GOING TO HAVE TO SETTLE FOR SECOND.))
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Earnhardt finished second, Labonte third, Rudd fourth and Dale Jarrett fifth.

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Thanks for joining us. That's it for News 7 at NOON.