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With no operating money in sight the government shuts down.
Two people are taken to the hospital after an accident involving a Roanoke school bus.
And one of the most wanted men in America is captured in Kentucky.
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Don't go away. The news is next.

Snow


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The Winter Storm is a bust.
Now forecasters are saying the snow that covered much of the area this morning is about all we're going to see.
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The snow accumulated several inches in Montgomery County.
For motorists and the highway department it's the best kind of snow, wet and pretty to look at, but NOT sticking to the roads.
Montgomery County apparently has more on the ground than just about anywhere so far, including other parts of the New River Valley.
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Storm


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School-Closing


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And because of the weather we have some school announcements.
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Take School Watch
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And if you're curious about road conditions you can call the Virginia Transportation Department's Highway Helpline at 1-800-367-ROAD. That's 1-800-367-ROAD.

Bus-Ax


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A student and a school bus driver were taken to the hospital this morning following a traffic accident in the city of Roanoke.
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The bus was carrying two pre- schoolers, the driver and an aide when it collided with a truck at the intersection of Salem Avenue and 10th Street.
The bus driver complained of pain in her right side.
One child was also taken to the hospital as a precaution.
The driver of the truck said he could NOT avoid the collision.
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((MICHAEL ROOP/TRUCK DRIVER: I WAS DOING ABOUT 25 AND THE NEXT THING I KNOW SHE'S RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. I GOT AS FAR RIGHT AS I COULD AND I'M GLAD NOBODY GOT SERIOUSLY HURT. I HOPE THEY DIDN'T.))
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Authorities say none of the injuries appeared to be serious.

Bank-Robbery


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Lynchburg police are on the lookout for two men they believe robbed the First Virginia bank on Main Street this morning.
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The robbery took place just before ten.
Employees say two black men wearing jeans and baseball caps entered the bank and demanded money.
No weapon was ever brandished.
The pair left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash in a brown paper bag.
A search of the immediate area has turned up "no" sign of the suspects.
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The suspects are described as light- skinned black males, about six feet tall with medium builds.
One is wearing a long- sleeve white shirt with the words "Get A Grip" in red lettering.
The other is wearing a gray jacket.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact the Lynchburg police.

BUDGET


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It was a short work day for federal workers.
Some 800-thousand government employees were sent home today after the Clinton administration ordered a federal shutdown because of the budget deadlock in Congress.
The President says the G-O-P legislation contains side provisions that would hurt the country.
Elizabeth Kaledin has the latest.
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(( The streets of the nation's capital were eerily empty during the morning rush hour....although federal workers were ordered to come to work as usual...it seems many opted to stay home in the face of the expected government shutdown. By mid morning...budget director Alice Rivlin had issued a directive to all federal department heads to stop operations...and the workers who had come in to work turned around and went home. The order puts about 800,000 government employees across the country out of work...federal office buildings, national parks, museums and monuments are closed, but essential services such as air traffic control and mail will continue.
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The shutdown comes after an 11th hour white house meeting between President Clinton and congressional leaders which ended shortly before midnight with no agreement...the main sticking point appears to be a provision in emergency spending measures that would raise medicare premiums: ((LEON PANETTA/WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF:)) The republicans want to balance the budget by raising medicare and by cutting funds for education...thats just not something the president is gonna accept...white house officials and republican leaders have agreed to continue meetings today...
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But there appears to be such fundamental differences of opinion that any compromise will not come quickly or easily. ((SEN. BOB DOLE, MAJORITY LEADER))
And that raises the question of how long will federal workers have to go without being paid? Previous government shutdowns have lasted anywhere from a few hours to a few days....the length of this shut down will have to depend on the spirit of compromise. Elizabeth Kaledin, CBS News capitol Hill. ))
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Still to come on News 7,
Fire destroys a home in Roanoke,
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and the search for a serial killer ends in a car chase captured on tape.
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serial-killer


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A man suspected in a cross country killing spree appeared in court today in Kentucky.
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Suspected serial killer Glen Rogers was captured yesterday following a dramatic high speed chase.
Police believe he killed as many as four woman from California to Florida.
Jerry Bowen has more.
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Rogers


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Bombing-probe


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F-B-I agents are in Saudi Arabia this afternoon trying to figure out who's responsible for yesterday's deadly bombing at a U-S run military building.
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The explosion killed five Americans and a Filipino and injured dozens.
Some of the injured are hospitilized in critical condition.
There have been two claims of responsiblity from obscure groups.
But they haven't been verified and no arrests have been made.
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Fire


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A Roanoke home went up in flames last night.
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No one was injured but the blaze gutted this house at 6-63 Highland Avenue.
Fire was burning throughout the home when firefighters got there.
Officials say the blaze caused extensive damage to the home, making it unlivable.
Investigators still haven't determined how it started.
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Just ahead,
A new fat subsitute is on the market now, but is it safe?
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and talk about trashing a playground.
We'll show you one in Roanoke County made of recyclables.
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Olestra


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Is it the diet breakthrough of the 90's or just a lot of hype?
The F-D-A advisory panel today begins reviewing the much talked about fat substitue, Olestra.
Proctor and Gamble, the maker of Olestra, says it's made from common ingredients, such as sugar and vegetable oil and adds no fat or calories to food.
The company also says extensive testing shows it is safe.
But a spokesperson for the Center of Science in the Public Interest says Olestra has been shown to cause gastrointestinal problems.

Playground


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A Roanoke County elementary school has opened an ecologically correct playground.
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The Fort Lewis Elementary school dedicated this new play structure yesterday.
It's unique because it is built with recycled cans and plastic containers.
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((GAYE SIGMON/SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: WE INTENDED TO MAKE THIS SOMETHING OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL PLAY AREA WHERE THEY CAN COME OUT. THEY CAN ENJOY NATURE, THEY CAN LOOK AT THE CLOUDS, AND EARLIER THIS MORNING COULD HAVE ENJOYED THE SNOW.)) ((MEGAN MITCHEL/FORT LEWIS STUDENT: WELL, I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY NICE THAT WE DEDICATED OUR PLAYGROUND SO WELL. WE BROUGHT IN MANY, MANY CANS FOR THIS PLAYGROUND. WE RECYCLED THEN... IT WAS A NICE CEREMONY. I THINK WE REALLY DESERVED IT.))
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The structure was paid for with fund- raisers, grants, and private donations.
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TEch-Visitors


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The Virginia Tech board of visitors has approved 28 million dollars in funding requests for the General Assembly.
The board
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reviewed the two year spending plan at its quarterly meeting yesterday.
The plan was submitted to the state last Friday.
It includes new outreach programs to enhance statewide economic development as well as funding for new technology.
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((MINNIS RIDENOUR/EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT: IN TERMS OF THE NEXT BIENNIUM, WE'RE ASKING FOR NEW INITIATIVES OF 13 MILLION, HAVING TO DO PRIMARILY WITH CHANGING THE WAY WE TEACH, LEARN AND ADMINISTER THE UNIVERSITY, WITH THOSE BEING DIRECTED TOWARDS TECHNOLOGY. ))
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The board was also briefed on State Council of Higher Education recommendations which call for six percent faculty pay raises over each of the next four years.
The General Assembly must approve those recommendations, as well as Tech's 501 million- dollar budget proposal.
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Money is also top of mind at a neighboring college.
Radford University's nursing program has received a one million-dollar gift from an anonymous donor.
University officials announced the grant yesterday.

Retail-Sales


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Some financial experts are already predicting a blue Christmas for retailers.
Retail sales dropped two-tenths of a percent last month, the first decline in three months.
Private analysts say those numbers could add up to a disappointing holiday season for merchants.

Stocks


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The Dow is higher but the broader market is coming under some pressure amid concern over the budget impasse.
On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was UP 14 points.
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When News 7 continues --
We'll have highlights of Monday Night Football,
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and we'll introduce you to one of the stars of the latest James Bond film.
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NFL


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In Monday Night Football -- Pittsburgh beat Cleveland 20 to three.
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The Steelers played a near-perfect second half, outscoring the Browns 13-to-0 while holding quarterback Eric Zeier (ZY'-ur) to just one completion.
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Ernie Mills and Yancey Thigpen caught touchdown passes as the Steelers opened a two-game lead in the A-F-C Central.
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Virginia


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In college football -- the tension mounts as Virginia Tech and U-V-A get ready for their classic showdown this weekend.
Steve Mason has a preview.
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((A Monday snowfall temporarily turned Scott Stadium into Lambeau field. The conditions forced UVa's weekly newsconference inside. Where George Welsh shared time with the weather channel. But clenching the ACC title at Maryland over the weekend has brought at least one type of warm front to Hooville.
TIKI BARBER/ACC'S LEADING RUSHER: ITS DEFINITELY A GREAT FEELING FOR US. ITS A GOAL WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO REACH SINCE THE SEASON STARTED. ITS SOMETHING I KNOW THE SENIORS HAVE GONE FOR SINCE THEY'VE BEEN HERE. WE FINALLY GOT IT.
GEORGE WELSH/UVA COACH: I FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT. YOU KNOW YOU CAN ENJOY IT FOR SATURDAY NIGHT, BUT THEN WHEN YOU HAVE TO GO TO WORK ON THE LAST GAME OF THE SEASON WOULD BE DIFFERENT, BUT NOW WE'RE INTO A VERY INTENSE RIVALRY.
A rivalry that will celebrate its one hundredth birthday this weekend.
MIKE GROH/UVA QUARTERBACK: ITS H\JUST ONE OF THOSE OLD- FASHIONED BACKYARD BRAWLS, AND ITS WHOEVER PLAYS BETTER THAT DAY. LAST YEAR I THINK MAURICE WAS A LITTLE BIT OFF, AND HE HELPED US OUT A LOT, SO WE DON'T ANTICIPATE BEING THAT LUCKY THIS YEAR. Groh is referring to Maurice De Shazo's five interceptions last year. Tech's offense has committed less turnovers this season, while the defense is ranked second nationally against the run.
JASON AUGUSTINO/UVA OFFENSIVE TACKLE: WHEN I SAW IN THE PAPER THEY SAID THEY HAVE THE BEST "D" IN THE COUNTRY, THAT'S A BIG MOTIVATION FACTOR FOR US THIS WEEK TO SEE IF WE CAN BLOCK THE BEST DEFENSE IN THE COUNTRY.
However, the Wahoos are generating little motivation for the fact that a win might mean a bigger bowl bid.
RONDE BARBER/UVA CORNERBACK: THEY WAY THE BOWLS ARE WORKING RIGHT NOW OUTSIDE ITS REALLY CONFUSING, ITS LIKE THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON ANYWAYS. I THINK EVERYBODY'S GOING TO PLAY THIS GAME AND LAY IT ON THE LINE, BRAGGING RIGHTS OF THE STATE - THE GAME OF THE YEAR.
Saturday's game kicks- off at high noon, and if you consider what has happened in recent years playing at home could be a disadvantage for Virginia. In 1993 the Cavaliers lost to the Hokies right here in Scott Stadium. Then last year UVa beat Tech on the road in Blacksburg 42-23. In Charlottesville, Steve Mason, News 7 Sports.))
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VMI


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And turning to college hoop action --
The V-M-I Keydets basketball squad tuned up for the regular season last night in an exhibition with B-C Benston of Croatia.
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Former Cave Spring standout Matt Metheny scores in his Cameron Hall debut.
Then Maurice Spencer passes to Lester Johnson for the big jam.
But B-C hung tough.
Peter Popovich nails one from the corner to keep things close.
Darko (DAR-CO) Krunic (KRU-NICH) then finds Mario Maloca (MA-LOW-CA) for the easy layin.
But this one was all V-M-I.
Bobby Prince gets the basket SUPER=33-B.C. Benston/=75/VMI/=88;

and the Keydets win it 88 to 75.
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BMW


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And finally --
The newest member of the B-M-W family was unveiled yesterday in New York City.
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The Z-3 is designed to appeal to customers wanting a fun to drive, open air car.
The two-seater makes its film debut in "Golden Eye," the new James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan.
And who but 00-7 himself should be the one to give the sleek roadster a little test drive.
The car will be available at dealers in Spring 19-96.
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Jewelry


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And to wear while your riding in your beamer, how about some 28 million dollars in jewels?
That's how much the former wife of the Aga Khan fetched for her collection of precious stones.
The couple divorced in March after nearly 25 years of marriage.
The Aga Khan, one of the world's richest men, unsuccessfully fought her in court to keep her from selling the jewelry.
Star item in the sale was a 13 carat heart-shaped deep blue diamond necklace that sold for nearly 8- million dollars.
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Thanks for joining us. That's it for News 7 at NOON.