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NOON-HEADLINES

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A 16- year old murder suspect is behind bars in Henry County.
It's the day before the U-S summit that may bring peace to Bosnia.
And O-J Simpson may be selling his John Hannock for big bucks.
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Showers, however light they may be, have moved into the Mid-Atlantic, and look to stay around a while. I have the scary outlook for this Halloween Night.
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Stick around.
News 7 at noon is next.

Bosnia


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The key leaders in the Bosnian Peace talks are on their way to Ohio for a last chance at peace.
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Bosnian President (ALL-yuh ee-zeht-BEG'-oh-vich) Alija Izetbegovic appeared optimistic as he left from the Sarajevo airport this morning.
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Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic and Croat leader (FRAHN'-yoh TOOJ'-mahn) Franjo Tujdman also departed for the U-S today.
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President Clinton gave his perspective on the talks this morning at the White House.
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The talks begin tomorrow at Wright- Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton.
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Meantime the White House calls last night's Congressional action bad timing and a bad policy.
The House passed a non-binding resolution that says no U-S troops should be sent to Bosnia unless Congress approves it.
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JAPAN


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Defense Secretary William Perry is in Tokyo today for a visit that will focus on the U-S military presence in Japan.
Many Japanese are strongly opposed to the stationing of U.S. troops on the island of Okinawa, an issue recently brought to a head by the rape of a 12- year- old Okinawan girl.
Three American soldiers have been charged with the offense.
Today's talks will pave the way for President Clinton's meeting next month with Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama.
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CANADA


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Canada's prime minister is calling for national reconciliation today after Quebec residents narrowly DEFEATED a referendum that would have split the province from the rest of the country.
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In a nationally televised speech, Jean Chretien also asked separatist leaders to work with him in pursuing political change.
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(( JEAN CHRETIEN/CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER:THE FUTURE OF ALL CANADIANS IS BOUND TOGETHER BY COMMON VALUES. WHERE OPPORTUNITY AND THE BELIEF IN A BETTER TOMORROW FOR OURSELVES AND OUR CHILDREN UNITE US ALL. ))
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But the separatist leader (loo-see-EHN' boo-SHARD') Lucien Bouchard does not sound as if he is thinking of reconciliation.
He is urging his followers to "keep the faith" and promises a new vote on secession.
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((LUCIEN BOUCHARD/SEPARATIST;NEVER HAS THE "YES" BEEN SO CLOSE TO VICTORY AS IT WAS TODAY.TO SEE IT ESCAPE OUR GRASP IS HARD TO BEAR. ))
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The final vote on breaking away was 49-point-four percent for -- 50-point-six percent against.
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Blaze


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An arson team is investigating a suspicious fire near the Rubatex plant in Bedford.
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Just before six last night, fire crews were called to a vacant lot at the corner of Grove and Church Streets, where several stacks of rubber products had caught fire.
The house Dann Witt shares with his mother was just a few feet away, and the burning rubber also set that building on fire.
It took firefighters about twenty minutes to contain the blaze.
The lot was being used by the Rubatex Corporation as a storage area for their rubber products.
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Helms


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A teen murder suspect has turned himself in.
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Sixteen- year old Tommy Lawrence Helms of Bassett is charged with first degree murder in last week's shooting death of 15- year old Lavina Scales.
Scales' body was found on Route 6-79 Wednesday night by a passing motorist.
SUPER=03-Henry Co./Last Thursday;


The Medical Examiner says Scales was shot SEVERAL times in the head.
Authorities say Helms was the prime suspect from the beginning.
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Jail-Suicide


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Roanoke City police are investigating a suicide at the jail last night.
They say 29- year- old Lisa Hunt of Rocky Mount hanged herself with a bed sheet.
Her body was found at about 8 o'clock.
Hunt was sentenced yesterday on drug charges in Franklin County, then transferred to the Roanoke Jail to start serving a four-year term.

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Still to come --
A death row inmate only ten days from his execution is in dire need of some legal assistance,
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and just in case you haven't seen enough of this picture - you can now have one of your very own.
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Basham


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A woman described as a merciless monster by the Roanoke Commonwealth's attorney has been sentenced.
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Yesterday Tonya Basham was given thirty years in prison for the neglect and abuse of an 18- month- old boy.
At her pre- sentencing hearing she claimed she never hurt Anthony Harvey.
That's despite the fact she confessed to police back in March-- and pleaded guilty to the charges two months ago.
But Basham claims she was rushed into her confession and that she loved the toddler as much as her own child.
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((TONYA BASHAM/I LOVE CHILDREN. I LOVE MY DAUGHTER. I LOVE ANTHONY. I'D NEVER DO ANYTHING TO HARM ANTHONY. ))
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Basham was babysitting Anthony when she beat and burned him.
He suffered second degree burns and internal injuries.
Authorities also say cocaine was found in his bloodstream.
Last month Anthony's mother, Tammy Harvey pleaded NO contest to a child charge.
She'll be sentenced Friday.
The little boy is now in the care of his grandmother.
He is said to be in good condition.
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Strickler


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With his execution less than two weeks away, convicted murderer Tommy David Strickler is STILL looking for a lawyer.
He blames a new Virginia law for his dilemma.
Ellen Qualls has his story.
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(( We spoke with Tommy Strickler by phone because of a recent state policy to ban our camera from the prison.
He was convicted of the 1990 abduction and killing of Roanoke native and J-M-U student Leann Whitlock.
He maintains his innocence and blames former attorneys for mistakes.
Now Strickler says he's angry and scared, partly because of a new Virginia law. ((TOMMY DAVID STRICKLER/DEATH ROW INMATE: IT'S KIND OF LIKE A CATCH-22. IN OTHER WORDS, I KIND OF FEEL LIKE THAT'S HOW THEY'RE GONNA END UP GETTING A LOT OF PEOPLE TO WHERE THEY CAN EXECUTE THEM. BECAUSE OF PEOPLE AIN'T GONNA BE ABLE TO HAVE ATTORNEYS IN THAT AMOUNT OF TIME.))
The July first law sets an execution date within 60 days of the last state appeal -- before new federal court level defense attorneys take over. ((ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM GILMORE: A WOMAN WAS BADLY BEATEN. IN FACT HER HEAD WAS CRUSHED WITH A 69-POUND STONE. BUT NEVERTHELESS, EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO HAVE AN APPROPRIATE APPEAL AND HE IS TOO. AND THIS JUST SIMPLY REQUIRES HIM TO KEEP HIS CASE MOVING.))
Gilmore's sure the courts will delay the execution.
But why doesn't Tommy Strickler have an attorney?
The Virginia Capital Representation Resource Center helps death row inmates find attorneys.
The GOP Congress is cutting most of its funding. ((DON LEE/VA. CAPITAL REPRESENTATION RESOURCE CENTER: WELL EVEN BEFORE WE HAD THE BUDGET PROBLEM, THAT CREATED PROBLEMS IN RECRUITING ATTORNEYS, BECAUSE THESE CASES ALREADY ARE COMPLICATED ENOUGH AND INVOLVE ENORMOUS PRESSURE WITHOUT THE ADDED PRESSURE OF HAVING TO TAKE A CASE WHILE AN EXECUTION DATE IS IN EFFECT.))
The attorney crunch also tightens the screws on judges, who are starting to complain in their opinions about being put on the spot to decide matters of life and death.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond. ))

Tuggle


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Meantime a bit of good news for another Virginia death row inmate.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered a new review in the case of Lem Tuggle.
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Tuggle narrowly escaped execution last month when the high Court decided to take up his case.
He was to die by lethal injection for the 19-83 murder and rape of Jessie Havens in Smyth County.
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The U-S Supreme Court now says the VIRGINIA Supreme Court made a mistake upholding Tuggle's death sentence.
While awaiting trial, Tuggle was interviewed by a state psychologist without his attorney present.
Tuggle was also not given money to hire a psychologist of his own to rebut the state's testimony.
Tuggle's case has been sent back to the federal appeals court.

Brown


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Singer James Brown was arrested last night in Aiken, South Carolina for allegedly beating up his wife.
He was released on a 940- thousand dollar bond this morning while his wife Andrienne was treated at a local hospital and released.
Brown was also arrested last December for alleged domestic violence but his wife later dropped the charges.

Simpson


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O-J Simpson's lawyers head back to court today to ask Judge Ito if Simpson can get his belongings back.
Prosecutors still have golf shoes, credit cards, a cellular phone, a gun, a fake goatee, and a five-thousand dollar check.
They were all taken from Simpson's home and his Ford Bronco during the murder investigation.
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Meantime an autographed picture of that other infamous white Bronco could be your's for a mere 160 dollars.
A New Jersey newspaper is reporting that Simpson will sign photos of his slow-speed Bronco chase at a football card show next year.
Fees will reportedly range from 135 to 185 dollars and some pictures will be by mail order.
Simpson's camp has yet to comment on the report.
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Just ahead,
Researchers are a step closer to finding the source of schizophrenia,
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and a place that finds homes for stray dogs and cats finds a new home of its own.
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Schizophrenia


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The search for schizophrenia genes is apparently on the right track, thanks to some new studies.
Four teams of researchers have found evidence that a gene making people susceptible to schizophrenia lies somewhere in a particular region of a specific chromosome.
The researchers include a team from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
Their studies are published in the journal "Nature Genetics."

Schiller


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An author who has conquered paranoid schizophrenia describes her first experience with the illness as a time bomb going off in her head.
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Lori Schiller talked about her battle with paranoid schizophrenia last night to the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of the Roanoke Valley.
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The story of her struggle with schizophrenia has attracted national attention.
She was only 17 when the illness first struck her.
She says the voices she heard in her mind haunted her for a decade.
After lengthy hospital stays, suicide attempts, and a cocaine addiction-- her illness is finally under control.
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Schiller has signed a contract with Touchstone Pictures for a film based on her book, "The Quiet Room."

SPCA


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The Roanoke Valley S-P-C-A has been dogged by trouble, but it hopes a new home will change all that.
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The organization bought some new digs along route 460 in northeast Roanoke.
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It says the new facility will help it rebuild a reputation that's been hurt in the past by a number of problems.
The S-P-C-A says it could also reduce the number of animals it puts to sleep, since the additional space will give it more time to show the animals.
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((FRANK VAN BALEN/SPCA PRESIDENT: WE WON'T HOPEFULLY HAVE THE STIGMA THAT THE OLD SHELTER HAD AS A PLACE THAT KILLS ANIMALS. WE'RE FIGHTING DESPERATELY TO SAVE LIVES. THIS IS WHAT WE WANT TO DO.))
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The building on the site will become office space.
The S-P-C-A will put a new kennel in the back.
It spent close to 300- thousand dollars for the building and the land.
Board members estimate they'll have to raise one million- dollars for the rest of the project.
The S-P-C-A would like to break ground next summer.
It does NOT expect this will cause an increase in the 50- dollar adoption fee.
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Heat-Share


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The rising cost of heating bills during the winter is a concern to all of us, especially the needy.
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The Salvation Army's annual Heat Share Program helps those who have a hard time making ends meet.
Roanoke Gas Company has contributed 88- hundred dollars to the program.
And gas customers are also encouraged to make a donation.
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((MAJOR DAN DELANEY/SALVATION ARMY: I REMEMBER BACK WHEN THERE WAS NO PROGRAM LIKE THIS, AND THERE WAS NO MONEY TO HELP ANYBODY OUT. BUT THIS IS A RESOURCE FOR OUR COMMUNITY, AND THERE ARE NOT ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS COMING OUT OF IT. IT GOES DIRECTLY TO THE PEOPLE SO-- IT'S A GREAT PROGRAM. ))
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Appalachian Power Company is also doing its part to help the needy.
APCO's annual Neighbor- to- Neighbor Program encourages customers to help low- income families pay their electric bills.
The company also matches customer contributions up to 38- thousand dollars.
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WAGES


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Americans' wages, salaries and benefits are up but it's the smallest increase ever recorded.
The government report on employment costs shows a two-point-seven percent rise for the year ending September 30th.
But that isn't keeping up with inflation.

Stocks


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On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was UP 37 points.
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When News 7 returns,
We'll have highlights of Monday Night Football,
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and the Cavaliers have high hopes of dropping Florida State another notch.
Steve Mason travelled to Charlottesville for that story.
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Football


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The Chicago Bears have a one-game lead in the N-F-C Central division
following a 14-to-6 victory at Minnesota.
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Erik Kramer tossed touchdown passes to Jim Flanigan and Curtis Conway during a one-58 span of the second quarter.
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The 6-and-2 Bears have a four-game winning streak after ending an eight-game slide in Monday night games.
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UVA


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The Cavaliers will try to put the chill on Florida State.
The Seminoles fell from first to second in the national polls this week, and Thursday night Virginia hopes to drop them even more.
Steve Mason has the story.
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((David A. Harrison fieldgot a face lift Monday afternoon in preparation for Thursday's night game. After UVa's last second loss to Texas October 21st, the Cavaliers have used the by-week to give themselves a makeover, both physically and mentally.
GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH: WELL I THINK WE LOOK A LITTLE BIT QUICKER. WE WERE A LITTLE BIT TIRED. I THINK WE HAVE OUR LEGS BACK, WE ONLY PRACTICED TWO DAYS OUT OF FIVE LAST WEEK. SO HOPEFULLY THAT HELPED
Florida State fell to second in the pole during its off week, so look for the Noles to inflict some pain thursday in the form of points. FSU will meet a bruiser in Tiki Barber. The junior has become Virginia's 8th one thousand yard plus single season rusher, and has added motivation going into this game.
TIKI BARBER/1030 YARDS RUSHING THIS SEASON: ACC TEAMS IN THE PAST HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO PLAY WITH THEM, AND WE THINK THAT WE CAN THIS YEAR. THIS IS OUR CHAMPIONSHIP GAME FOR THIS YEAR. IF WE WIN THIS WE GUARANTEE A TIE FOR THE ACC TITLE. THAT'S ONE OF OUR GOALS THAT WE SET FOR THIS SEASON
Most of the pressure is on UVa's defense. The Seminoles are averaging 600 yards and 56 points per game. One of the leaders in that attack is tailback Warrick Dunn, Virginia tackle Todd White played with the Hiesman trophy hopeful in high school.
TODD WHITE/UVA DEFENSIVE TACKLE: NOTHING'S CHANGED FROM HIGH SCHOOL EXCEPT HIS UNIFORM. HE'S IN A FLORIDA STATE UNIFORM AND HE'S PLAYING THE VIRGINIA'S AND TEAMS LIKE THAT, BUT THE LEVEL OF PLAY HAS INCREASED FORM OPPONENTS HAS INCREASED, AND HIS LEVEL IS RIGHT ALONG WITH IT. SO HE'S JUST A DAILY TYPE OF GUY
Game time is scheduled of 8pm on ESPN. In Charlottesville, Steve Mason, News 7 Sports.))

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Halloween-School


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Grandparents are celebrating Halloween at Raleigh Court Elementary School today.
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It's part of the P-T-A's outreach program and is a way to open the school to senior citizens.
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((JENNIFER LUCKAY/PTA: WE PUT ON A PROGRAM GRANDPARENTS AND OLDER NEIGHBORS DAY. THEY COME AND GET USED TO THE SCHOOL. I HOPE THEY'LL GET COMFORTABLE AND VOLUNTEER SOME OF THEIR TIME IF THEY'RE AVAILABLE TO HELP OUT THE CHILDREN. ))
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Visitors are spending time in the classrooms helping with projects and getting to know the teachers.
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((ALBERT HENRY/GRANDPARENT: I ENJOYED THE GATHERING IN THE AUDITORIUM. I THINK IT IS GREAT TO VISIT EACH ROOM AND I HAVE TWO MORE GRANDCHILDREN HERE IN THE SCHOOL AND I'M GOING TO VISIT A LITTLE BIT LATER. ))
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Two hundred grandparents packed the auditorium for the morning assembly and will spend the rest of the day visiting in the classrooms.
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wrap


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That's it for News 7 at Noon.
Have a safe Halloween, see you tomorrow.