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Israel and the world say goodbye to Yitzhak Rabin.
A day before the elections, one political analyst says more than three dozen general assembly races are too close to call.
And the Cleveland Browns may soon be calling Baltimore home.
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Don't go away. The news is next.

Jerusalem


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Israel is a nation in mourning.
Its slain leader, Yitzhak Rabin, was laid to rest today in Jerusalem.
His funeral brought dignitaries from all over the world including President Clinton.
Speaking at the funeral Clinton urged the world to carry on Rabin's quest for peace.
The 73- year- old leader was gunned down Saturday following a peace rally in Tel Aviv.
His accused assassin told an Israeli Court today that he killed Rabin because Rabin wanted to give his country to the Arabs.
Jesse Schulman has the latest.
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(( The sirens wailed, mourners stood, a nation came to a standstill, as Israelis wept for a native son, a straight-forward soldier turned peacemaking statesman.
Leaders from the world over mourned a fighter, who came to believe his country's future required compromise with former enemies... and who paid with his life for that belief.
President Clinton's eulogy was almost a pep talk, encouraging Israelis to complete what Rabin began, and to heal their wounds.
TAKE IT FROM US: WE LOST LINCOLN, KENNEDY AND MARTIN LUTHER KING. DON'T LET IT HAPPEN TO YOU.
Rabin's mourners included Arab leaders who have never before set foot in the Jewish state, who came as a show of support for Rabin's determination to make peace.
KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN: PEOPLE WHO WERE ONCE YOUR ENEMIES ARE SOMBER TODAY.
And there was a searing momento. A sheet of lyrics from Rabin's breast pocket, pierced by a bullet, and smeared with blood. A song for peace Rabin had joined in singing a large peace rally just before he was gunned down.
After the speeches, the last march, the final salute the last graveside goodbyes and Rabin was lowered to his final place of rest. The first time in thousands of years of history, people here are saying, a Jewish leader slain by a fellow Jew.))
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Members of Roanoke's Jewish community gathered this morning to pay special tribute to Rabin.
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During the worship service, the congregation honored and prayed for his soul.
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((RABBI JEROME FOX/BETH ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE: EXALTED, COMPASSIONATE GOD, GRANT PERFECT PEACE AMONG THE HOLY AND THE PURE TO THE SOUL OF OUR DEAR PRIME MINISTER YITZAK RABIN WHO HAS GONE TO HIS ETERNAL HOME. MASTER OF MERCY REMEMBER ALL THE WORTHY DEEDS HE PERFORMED IN THIS LIFE. MAY HIS SOUL BE BOUND IN THE BOND OF ETERNAL LIGHT. THE LORD, MAY HE REST IN PEACE AND LET US SAY, AMEN. ))
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During the service, the congregation discussed the assassination and the way the local Jewish community can help preserve peace.
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Rabbi Fox joins us now to talk about how members of his congregation are dealing with Rabin's untimely death.
What is the reaction today among the valley's Jewish population?

(What do you think this will do for the peace process? Do you expect it to

bring the nation of Israel together or create a greater division between Arabs and Jews?)

(Do you think the assassination was a political or theological statement?)



(Because the alleged gunman was Jewish and not Arab, do you think this will

make a difference when it comes to any kind of backlash?)

(The guman, a 27-year old law student who was an opponent of the peace

processs, said in his confession this morning in court that Rabin was giving his country to the Arabs, what kind of following does this movement have?)


Wythe-Shooting


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Wythe County Police say one man is in the hospital, and another in jail following a game with a gun last night.
28- year- old Christopher Brown and 28- year- old Ronnie Gordon -- both of Rural Retreat -- reportedly were playing with an automatic weapon when it went off.
At the time, Gordon was allegedly pointing the gun at Brown and a bullet struck him in the head.
Brown is in critical condition.
Gordon is in jail, charged with malicious wounding.
Police say alcohol was involved.

Amherst-Fire


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Amherst County authorities are still investigating a trailer fire that killed a Monroe man early yesterday morning.
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Firefighters were called to this home on Woodrow Avenue just before 1:30 a-m.
They arrived to find the trailer engulfed in flames.
The body of an elderly man was recovered from the wreckage but police have not released his name.
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Church-fire


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A historical landmark went up in flames yesterday in San Francisco.
St. Paulus Lutheran Church was dedicated in 18-94 and had survived the great San Francisco earthquake of 19-06.
The early morning blaze also spread to a nearby apartment building, but no one was injured.
There is no word yet on what caused the fire.
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When News 7 continues, we'll take a look at elections, both overseas and here in Virginia,
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and how the walls came tumbling down in Louisville.
Those aren't the only things that have fallen, so have the temperatures, right Patrick?
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poland-Georgia


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Early returns in Poland's presidential election show incumbent Lech (vah-WEN'-sah) Walesa and an ex-Communist headed for a runoff.
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(vah-WEN'-sah) Walesa, and Aleksander (kvahsh-NYEV'-skee) Kwasniewski each have won about a third of the vote in a field of 17 candidates.
The run- off takes place November 19th.
This is Poland's second democratic presidential election.
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And early returns show former Soviet official Eduard Shevardnadze cruising to victory in presidential elections in the former Soviet republic of Georgia.
The former Soviet foreign minister has been leading the country since it gained independence.

Donation


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And the political bickering continues here in Virginia.
Governor Allen is attacking state Democrats for taking 100-thousand dollars from an oil pipeline company that he says has ties to Libya.
ALLEN is under fire from the DEMOCRATS for taking 100-thousand dollars from a pork company charged with polluting.
Allen is among the state's top elected officials out stumping today.
He'll be in Roanoke on behalf of General Assembly candidates.

Sabato


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Political analyst Larry Sabato says 39 of those General Assembly races are too close to call.
Among those close races, the Roanoke area House of Delegates race between Democrat Chip Woodrum and Republican Newell Falkinburg, and the Martinsville area House of Delegates race between Democrat Roscoe Reynolds and Republican Philip Plaster.
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Sabato holds out little hope, however, for Republican Trixie Averill in her high profile contest with Democrat Dick Cranwell.
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((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: WELL I THINK CRANWELL'S IN GOOD SHAPE. IT WOULD TAKE A MASSIVE REPUBLICAN LANDSLIDE TO OUST CRANWELL. I THINK THAT WAS MORE A DIVERSIONARY TACTIC FOR THE REPUBLICANS TO KEEP HIM TIED DOWN, TO KEEP HIM BUSY, TO KEEP HIM RESPONDING TO CHARGES IN HIS OWN LOCALITY, RATHER THAN TO BE OUT CONSTANTLY ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL HELPING OTHER DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES.))
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Sabato says he considers Senator Brandon Bell of Roanoke to be the fourth most vulnerable Republican in the Senate.

Glaise-Hawkins


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In Southside Virginia, Republican incumbent Charles Hawkins is telling voters he's proud of his service in Richmond.
But Democratic Challenger Joyce Glaise thinks she would be a better representative for the 9th district.
Teresa Hamilton takes a look at that race.
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(( Democrat Joyce Glaise is a familiar face in Danville. For seven years, she's served on City Council.
HELLO, I'M JOYCE GLAISE...
Glaise is also a teacher.
Not surprisingly, Education is once reason she decided try her hand at politics.
I KNOW THAT EDUCATION EQUAL JOBS, EDUCATION CAN BRING A LOT OF ADVANTAGES TO THIS AREA IF WE HAVE A GOOD EDUCATION SYSTEM.
During the last election, Glaise was a write in candidate. She describes herself as person for all people, NOT a career politician.
WORKING TOGETHER ON POSSIBLY CRIME PREVENTION. DEALING WITH ISSURES RELATING TO WELFARE. ALSO WORIKNG WITH BUSINESSES AND EDUCATION AND GOVERNMENT ALL OF THOSE SHOULD BE WORKING TOGETHER TO BENEFIT THIS AREA.
Glaise has accused incumbent Charles Hawkins of mostly representing the interests of the wealthy.
Hawkins, however, dismisses the criticism.
TO SAY THAT I'M AN ELITIST IS PROBABLY REACHING FOR THE FURTHEST STRAW IN THE HAYSTACK.
Like Glaise, Hawkins is a familiar face.
For 14 years, he's served in the legislature.
If re-elected, he says one of his goals will be keeping young people at home.
FOR TOO LONG, WE'VE LOST GENERATION AFTER GENERATION TO THE CITIES. RICHMOND, ROANOKE, WHEREVER TO FIND JOBS BECASUE WE'RE NOT ALLOWING OURSELVES TO DEVELOP IN AREAS THAT PRODUCE THOSE MIDDLE TO UPPER INCOME JOBS WHICH IS JUST WHAT WE NEED.
Hawkins also has other plans for Southside. But it will be up to voters if he'll get the chacne to make those a reality. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

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Up next, talks are underway concerning new drugs to fight AIDS,
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and here's an idea that's full of hot air.
All in all, its maker still thinks it's a smart machine.
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AIDS


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A government advisory panel today is discussing whether to allow new AIDS- fighting drugs on the market.
The drugs are called (PROH'- tee- ays) protease inhibitors.
F-D-A officials say when they're mixed with current anti- AIDS medications they slow the onset of AIDS symptoms.
It is not a cure but one expert says it will allow AIDS to be treated as a chronic disease, rather than as a deadly one.

TITAN


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A sucessful lift-off of a Titan Four rocket.
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The airforce launched the rocket early this morning.
The rocket is carrying a one billion dollar communications satellite.
It can relay data from satellite to satellite without the need of costly ground stations around the world.
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IMPLOSION


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Hundreds of onlookers were entertained yesterday in Louisville, Kentucky when a 10-story hotel was imploded.
The 84- year- old Hotel was destroyed in a matter of seconds to make room for the expansion of a Convention Center.
City officials opted to implode the historic hotel rather then dismantle it, which they say would have cost the town millions of dollars and would have taken over two months.
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Smart-Machines


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When it comes to thinking big, one Martinsville company is taking the "smart" approach.
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This mammoth industrial drier is the latest product designed and manufactured by Smart Machines.
It's 17 feet tall and 20 feet wide, and goes for the low, low price of 400-THOUSAND-dollars.
It's used to dry sheets of fabric, upholstery, and carpeting as long as a football field.
The machine has six different sections.
It's operator can regulate each one so it has a different speed, temperature, and airflow.
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((GARLAND SMART/SMART MACHINES CEO: WE FEEL LIKE THAT THE TESTS WE'VE RUN AND THE RESULTS WE'VE GOTTEN HAS BEEN TREMENDOUS, OUR CUSTOMER'S EXTREMELY PLEASED WITH WHAT THEY'VE SEEN, AND WE THINK IT'S ONE OF THE MORE PROGRESSIVE, UNIQUE DRYERS THAT WILL BE GOING TO MARKET AT THIS POINT IN TIME.))
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The company has been custom building massive pieces of machinery like this for decades.
It used to be called Martin Processing.
Smart Machines has a variety of customers in a variety of industries, including Cross Creek Apparel, Philip Morris, and Anheuser Busch.
The company has about 70 employees.
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Stocks


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On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was UP a fraction of a point.
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Still to come --
Cleveland in Baltimore?
The Browns announce they'll make the move,
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and Dale Jarrett says goodbye to another NASCAR season and hello to victory lane.
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Browns


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Cleveland is filing suit to prevent its football team from leaving town.
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Moments from now, officials with the Browns will hold a news conference in Baltimore, to announce plans to move the N-F-L team there for the 19-96 season.
But this morning at the city of Cleveland's request, a county judge granted a temporary restraining order to block the move.
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Race


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The 19-95 NASCAR Busch series ended over the weekend in Homestead, Florida.
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Joe Nemechek had the dominant car early in the race.
He leads the first 67 laps before he has to drop out of the race with a high fever.
And it was an exciting finish with two laps to go.
Kenny Wallace leads but he gets bumped in the rear taking out his car.
That opens the door for Dale Jarrett, who takes the checkered flag winning the Jiffy Lube Miami 300 Busch Race.
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((DALE JARRETT/JIFFY LUBE MIAMI 300 WINNER: I WAS MORE LUCKY THAN GOOD TODAY. THE GUYS DID A GOOD JOB AND THANKS TO HUDSON TECHNOLOGIES WHO CAME ON BOARD FOR THIS RACE. THIS IS A GREAT FEEING. IT WRAPS UP THE MANUFACTURERS CHAMPIONSHIP AND FOR FORD, WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT.))
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Have a great day, and thanks for joining us. And that's it for News 7 at Noon.