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NOON-HEADLINES

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An arrest is made in the shooting death of a Danville teenager.
The government is out with the Social Security cost of living increase.
And The Nobel award panel hopes to send a message with its choice for the peace prize.
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Clouds and showers move in just in time for our weekend festivities. I'll tell you all about the soggy details coming up in weather.
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Stick around.
News 7 at Noon is straight ahead.

Manns


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A man accused of murdering a woman at the Lincoln Terrace Housing Project in May was found guilty of the crime this morning.
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18- year- old Arthur Jermaine Manns entered a plea of no contest to the charge of first degree murder.
He was accused of shooting 31- year- old Vickie Michelle Nichols twice in the back... after the two became involved in an argument.
Prosecutors did not consider a plea agreement.
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Manns could face up to life in prison when he is sentenced in December.

Warren


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Police in Danville have arrested a 16- year- old for the fatal shooting of another teen.
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The juvenile, whose name is not being released, is charged with INvoluntary manslaughter.
Police say he and 14- year- old Kevin Warren were PLAYING with a loaded gun when it went off.
The incident happened Wednesday morning at 4-50 Henry Street.
Police say Warren died about an hour later at a Danville hospital.
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B'burg-Shooting


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Two Blacksburg police officers will NOT face criminal charges in the fatal shooting of a suspect.
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Special Prosecutor Gino Williams, Floyd County's Commonwealth's Attorney, reviewed a state police investigation.
He determined Officers James Keene and Timothy Wimmer were justified in shooting when Berman Maurice Taylor pointed a gun at them.
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((GINO WILLIAMS/SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: IT WAS MY DETERMINATION THAT THEY HAD EVERY REASON TO USE WHAT TURNED OUT TO BE DEADLY FORCE IN THIS CIRCUMSTANCE. ONCE THEY DO THAT AND ONCE THEY HAVE A REASONABLE BELIEF THAT THEY CAN USE IT, THEIR TRAINING IS TO USE SUCH FORCE UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE DANGER IS ALLEVIATED. ))
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That meant firing until Taylor hit the floor and the weapon, later found to be a B-B gun, dropped from his hand.
Of the 18 shots fired, 12 struck Taylor and one wounded Officer Michael Mickey.
Police hope the findings will put to rest criticisms that the officers shot Taylor because he was black.
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((LT. BRUCE BRADBERRY/BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPT.: WE'LL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY AND WE HOPE THE COMMUNITY WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT US. ))
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The F-B-I is still conducting a separate civil rights investigation.

Medicare


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President Clinton is preparing to battle over the budget.
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The White House is threatening a veto if the Republican plan to balance the budget by 2- thousand- and- two, means carving into Medicare, Medicaid and other domestic programs.
Yesterday, the house budget committee gave final approval of their measure for almost 900- BILLION dollars in savings.
House Speaker Newt Gingrich says President Clinton has NOT studied the proposal closely enough.
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((NEWT GINGRICH/HOUSE SPEAKER: WE'RE OFFERING GREATER OPPORTUNITY FOR DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS AND HMO'S TO PROVIDE GOOD HEALTH CARE. WE'RE DOING IT IN A WAY THAT PROTECTS SENIORS FROM BEING EXPLOITED. ))
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Meantime, Gingrich reportedly has been sounding out G-O-P leaders about a possible '96 presidential bid.
Sources say Gingrich is worried Bob Dole is faltering, and that the nomination could go to Colin Powell, whose stance on social issues is too liberal for the House speaker.

Social-Security


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Social Security recipients won't see much of an increase in their monthly checks next year.
The government says their cost-of-living increase will be just two-point-six percent -- the second smallest in 21 years.
Monthly Social Security checks will average 720 dollars in 19-96, up from 702 dollars this year.

Nobel-Peace


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A man and a group devoted to ridding the world of nuclear weapons are winners of the 19-95 Nobel Peace Prize.
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British physicist Joseph Rotblat and his London based organization: the "Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs" are credited by the Norwegian prize panel for supporting other ways to resolve disputes.
The Pugwash series of conferences, set up by Rotblat and Albert Einstein after World War Two, focuses on the catastrophic consequences of nuclear weapons use and how to reduce the threat.
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The award committee calls its choice a message of protest against tests by France and China.
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Coming up on this Friday the 13th -- a bizarre death in Kentucky and an even stranger suicide attempt in Romania,
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and police in Montgomery County say a confession may wind up costing this man his life.
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Hung-Jury


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A Halifax County murder trial ends in a hung jury.
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The Commonwealth's Attorney says he will re- try the case against Kevin Chase Newman.
The 17- year- old is accused of killing Anthony Scott Whitlock during a drive- by shooting in February at Westside trailer court.
Prosecutors told the jury Newman was in the car and pulled the trigger.
Defense attorneys, however, argued Newman did not own the vehicle and the windows were tinted.
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The jury deliberated for about five hours before the judge declared a mistrial.
Last month, Harry Traynham (TRAY-NUM) was convicted of first degree murder after a jury held him responsible for driving the car.

Scotty-Overby


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A Montgomery County man could face the death penalty after confessing to the murder of his wife.
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Scotty Overby is accused of RAPING and MURDERING his wife, Sheila Ann Stafford, in August.
The two were separated, but Overby had invited Stafford to his trailer.
He told investigators he became angry when his wife told hime she was seeing another man and might be pregnant.
The judge sent the charges to the grand jury which meets later this month.
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Amtrak


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The F-B-I investigation is winding down at the site of the deadly Amtrak derailment in the Arizona desert.
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But the probe is widening in other areas.
Federal investigators are now questioning Amtrak and Southern Pacific employees and reviewing Amtrak's personnel records.
But the F-B-I says that does NOT mean it is focusing on the theory that the person who did it could be a disgruntled railroad employee.
Meanwhile, Attorney General Janet Reno is again appealing for public help in the case.
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((JANET RENO; WE AS A NATION MUST CONTINUE TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST VIOLENCE AND EXPRESS OUTRAGE AT SUCH A COWARDLY ACT OF SABOTAGE. ))
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Reno will not discuss what evidence has been uncovered and says it would be premature to guess the motive for the sabotage.
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Tombstone


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A bizarre freeway accident has taken the life of a teenager.
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Yesterday someone tossed a tombstone over the side of an overpass along interstate 75 near Lexington, Kentucky.
The tombstone hit the windshield of a passing van and killed a teenage girl riding in the van.
Kentucky State Police are now looking for three suspects and say the death will be treated as a homicide.
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suicide


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Also from the file of the bizarre.
Marlene Dietrich is alive and well in Bucharest despite having tried to kill herself.
No, she is not a reincarnation of the famous German movie star.
THIS Marlene Dietrich is a Romanian student who survived a suicide attempt this week.
The 23-year-old woman attempted to end her life by shooting herself between the eyes.
The bullet went straight through her brain and lodged itself in the back of her skull.
The young woman says she was depressed because her husband was spending too much time at work.
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Up next, Roanoke County is hosting a big indian Pow Wow. We'll see what's in store.
And here's what else is happening this weekend.
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SYMPHONY


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The first of five candidates for Roanoke Symphony Orchestra conductor has arrived to prepare for Monday's opening night concert.
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29- year- old David Wiley has recently accepted a position as Assistant Conductor of the Minneapolis Symphony and was most recently Assistant conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
He says he's happy to be the first to perform this season.
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Wiley will tour the Roanoke Valley this afternoon and will start rehearsals tomorrow for Monday's concert.
The four other finalists will also give performances this year.
The Symphony will select its new Music Director in April.
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Pow-Wow


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Indians from all of the United States and Canada have descended on Roanoke County for the annual Native American Indian Summer Pow Pow.
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The weekend-long event kicked off today at Green Hill Park, and here to tell us about it is George Whitewolf, spiritual leader of the Monacan tribe.
What's going on behind you?
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(What other events are planned throughout the weekend?)

(Are you going to discuss any social issues facing the indian nation? If so, what are your concerns?)
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The Native American Indian Summer Pow Pow is now underway at Green Hill Park in Roanoke County.
It's open to the public tomorrow from ten until nine and Sunday from ten until six.

Airline-Safety


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A Long Island company says it failed to properly service emergency equipment for commercial and military aircraft.
The affected planes include the president's Air Force One and Air Force Two.
The company and its top two executives have pleaded guilty to a battery of charges.

Recall


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Playskool is recalling 300-thousand highchairs because cracks in the joints could cause them to collapse.
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The toy maker says it has received ten reports of injuries involving its 1-2-3 High Chairs, including bumps, bruises and one concussion.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says consumers should inspect the chairs for cracks-- and contact Playskool for either a free repair kit or a replacement chair.
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Stocks


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Stock prices are sharply higher, thanks to strong corporate and benign inflation reports.
The government says consumer prices rose one-tenth of a percent last month.
On Wall Street at noon, the Dow was UP 33 points.
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In a moment -- what's up in sports this weekend.
But right now, let's see what else is going on in our area.
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Rams


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The N-F-L weekend got an early start last night as the St. Louis Rams hosted the Atlanta Falcons.
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Former U-V-A star Keith Lyle makes his presence known with a jarring hit in the first quarter.
Then Chris Miller and Isaac Bruce connect on two T-D passes in the first half.
The Rams lead 21-to-10 at the break.
Eric Metcalf brings the Falcons back in the third with a 66 yard punt return,
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but the Rams win the battle of first place teams in the N-F-C West with a 21 to 19 win.
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FFE


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Traditional and district showdowns highlight another week of Friday Football extra tonight.
Here's a look at the the lineup.
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Playoffs


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And it's back to the ballparks for the major league playoffs tonight. ESS/FULL
In the American League Championship Series, it's Seattle at Cleveland.
The series is tied at one-all. ESS/FULL
And in the National League, it's Cincinnati at Atlanta.
The Braves lead that series 2-to-nothing.

UVA


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The College basketball season gets underway at midnight tomorrow night.
Yesterday Jeff Jones and the Cavaliers talked about their plans for the year.
Roy Stanley has the story.
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((With only 2 starters returning from last years spot, the Cavaleirs have a lot of work to do in the pre-season. the Cavaliers are already ranked as high as 8th in one pre-season pole, but how far this team goes will depend on a tough pair of guards.
JEFF JONES/ UVA HEAD COACH: I THINK ITS FAIRLY OBVIOUS THAT HAROLD DEAN AN CURTIS STAPLES ARE GOING TO BE STRENGTHS THROUGHOUT THIS CLUB. OUR BACKCOURT AT LEAST LOOKS LIKE IT SHOULD BE MORE ADVANCED THAN OUR FRONTCOURT
HAROLD DEAN/UVA GUARD: WITH WHAT ME BEING A JUNIOR AND CURTIS BEING A SOPHOMORE WE HAVE ENOUGH EXPERIENCE TO GO OUT THERE AND GET THE JOB DONE. JUST ENCOURAGE THE NEW GUYS COMING IN' JUST TELL THEM THE THINGS THAT THEY HAVE TO DO, AND JUST TYE TO ET EVERYBODY TOGETHER AS A TEAM.
Staples started several games as a freshman last year, but his main role was to come in off the bench. Staples led the Cavaliers in field goals last season, but because of his experience, he will play a bigger role in the Cavalier offence.
CURTIS STAPLES/UVA GUARD: OUR BACKCOURT IS OUR STRENGTH THIS YEAR. YOU KNOW JUNIOR BURROUGHS IS GONE SO MA AND HAROLD WILL HAVE TO TAKE UP A LOT OF SLACK, BUT I THINK WE'RE GOING TO DO A GOOD JOB AT IT. WE PLAY HARD AND WE'RE REAL COMPETITIVE, SO I THINK WE'LL BE ALRIGHT.
Debbie Ryan's team has 5 starters returning from last year, and despite some nagging injuries in the pre-season' Ryan expects his team to also challenge for a national championship.
DEBBIE RYAN/UVA WOMEN'S COACH: I FEEL LIKE GOING IN THAT WE HAVE SOME OF THE COMPONENTS THAT WOULD DEFINITELY HELP US TO CHALLENGE FOR A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. NOW HOW THOSE COMPONENTS RESPOND TO DAY IN AND DAY OUT IN THE EARLY PART OF THE SEASON, IT WILL BE VERY INTERESTING
JEFFRA GAUSEPOHL/UVA CENTER: WE HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE BACK ON OUR TEAM, WE HAVE A LOT OF LEADERSHIP, AND WE WERE SO CLOSE LAST YEAR, SO CLOSE. THIS YEAR WE'RE BACK AND WE'RE OUT FOR BLOOD, I THINK
The men's and women's basketball teams will begin practice this Sunday. In Charlottesville, Roy Stanley, News 7 Sports.))
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Coming up today on Health Check--
The government is zeroing in on ways to protect the nation's blood supply.
Keeping it safe will now be the responsibility of the government's highest-level doctors.
That's later on News 7 at FIVE-- Have a great weekend. Thanks for joining us for News 7 at NOON--