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Headlines

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Ahead on News 7 Mornin -- the Bosnian peace talks are suspended in Ohio.
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And one of the two suspects in a murder in Henry County is behind bars in his home state of Maryland. wx-head
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Ward


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One of two suspects in a Henry County murder has surrendered.
18-year-old Harden Ward turned himself in to authorities in Prince George's County, Maryland this morning.
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Harden Ward and his brother, 24-year-old Michael Ward, were wanted for the murder of 25-year-old Orbin Smith.
Smith was shot to death in his home last month.
Michael Ward is still at large.
Both are from Prince George County's.
In addition to Smith's murder, the two are accused of five armed robberies in Henry County.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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And there was another armed robbery in Henry County -- this one last night.
Authorities say the Kroger store on 220 South was robbed at about 11:30. ESS/FULL
The suspect is described as an African-American Male, about 30 years old, between 5'9" - 5'10" and weighing between 150 and 160 pounds.
He has a mustache, and was wearing purple sweats and a camoflauge jacket at the time of the robbery.

Bosnia


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In other news -- the Bosnian peace talks were suspended early today.
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A Croat official says warring factions could not agree on territorial issues.
It is unclear if the negotiations will resume later today or if they are being called off for good.
Delegates from Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia have been meeting for three weeks at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, seeking to put an end to the Bosnian War.
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Compromise


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A short-term spending bill now has President Clinton's signature -- and the federal government is back in business through December 15th.
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Mr. Clinton signed the bill just hours after the house approved it overwhelmingly.
It commits the White House and congressional republicans to seek a balanced budget in seven years.
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((SEN BOB DOLE/MAJORITY LEADER:WE CAN ARGUE WHO WON, WHO LOST, BUT WE HAVE FEDERAL WORKERS BACK ON THE JOB, I THINK WE WON WE DIDN'T BLINK, WE HAVE A BALANCED BUDGET IN 7 YEARS BASED ON OFFICIAL ESTIMATES. ))
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The bill pays all furloughed federal employees for the work they missed during the six day shutdown.
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But everyone could be back were they started December 15th when funding for running the government runs out yet again.

Federal-Budget


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Meantime THOUSANDS of federal workers are STILL feeling the affects of the most RECENT shutdown.
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At the Poff Federal Building, employees in the Veterans Affairs office were welcomed back by more than 40- thousand letters.
Most of them were claims and documents that were waiting to be processed.
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((JIM MAY/VETERANS AFFAIRS DIRECTOR: THAT HAS PUT US AT LEAST-- A WEEK IN PROCESSING THE MAIL AND TIME YOU DO THAT WITH OTHER MAIL THAT'S COMING IN TODAY AND FROM THIS POINT ON, I'D SAY IT PROBABLY THROWS US TWO AND THREE WEEKS BEHIND IN SCHEDULE. ))
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Backlog is also a problem at the Social Security office.
Officials say there are some OTHER factors that will make the next few days rough ones.
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((FRED AYSCUE/SOCIAL SECURITY DIRECTOR: WE'RE RUNNING A GOOD 4 DAYS BEHIND IN OUR WORK AND THIS BEING A HOLIDAY WEEKEND WHERE A LOT OF PEOPLE USUALLY HIT US ANYWAY DURING THE WEEK, WE'LL GET EVEN FURTHER BEHIND. ))
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Even though the agencies are behind in their work, BOTH say the situation would be MUCH worse had the government CONTINUED to be shutdown.


Boot-Camp


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State prison officials say a 24-year-old man died after doing pushups during his FIRST day at Virginia's boot camp for young criminals.
Ronell Mason of Bluefield DIED September 18th at the Southampton Intensive Treatment Center.
An autopsy determined the cause of death was an IRREGUALR heart rhythm, and further tests determined that Mason had Sickle cell anemia.
The disease can be complicated by RIGOROUS, physical exercise and can even lead to death.
It is NOT clear whether Mason had been diagnosed with sickle cell anemia BEFORE he entered the boot camp.

skater


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An autopsy will be performed today on Russian skating star Sergei Grinkov.
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The 28- year- old died yesterday after collapsing while practicng with his wife and skating partner, Ekaternia Gordeeva (Gor-dee-a-vah) in Lake Placid, New York.
The couple took the pairs gold in 19-88 at Calgary and in 19-94 in Norway.
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1-Sports


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In other sports related news, Mike Stevens takes a look at Hokie basketball, plus the latest hoop action from the N-B-A. Good Morning Mike.
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One-Larry


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(Live Interview)



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Arrest


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ONE of TWO brothers accused of murder in Henry County has turned himself in to authorities.
18-year-old Harden Ward surrendered in Prince George's County, Maryland this morning.
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Harden Ward and his brother, 24-year-old Michael Ward, are wanted in connection with the murder of 25-year-old Orbin Smith.
Smith was shot to death in his home last month.
Michael Ward is still at large.
Both are from Prince George's County.
In addition to Smith's murder, the two are accused of five armed robberies in Henry County.
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Police say Ward's family encouraged him to surrender.

Snowshoe


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Snowshoe Mountain Resort officials say a 42-year-old Kentucky man DIED yesterday in a skiing accident.
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They say the man, whose identity has NOT been released, was injured after he skied into woods while he was on one of the more difficult slopes.
A resort spokesman says... it appears the man lost control.
This accident marks the SECOND death in the resort's 21-year history.
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In March 19-94, a 28-year-old Jacksonville Beach, Florida, woman died after she LOST control while skiing and hit a tree.

Armstrong


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A couple of furniture plants in Central Virginia are being sold.
Armstrong World Industries of Pennsylvania says it's selling off its furniture-making division, including plants in Appomattox and Brookneal.
The company says it will sell Thomasville Furniture Industries to Interco Incorporated of Saint Louis.

Burley-Tobacco


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The most common type of tobacco grown in Virginia is the flue-cured variety.
Most of it comes from the Southside region.
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The second largest variety is burley tobacco.
And yesterday the annual burley market opened in Abingdon.
The main thing on farmers' minds was what price they will get for their crop.
But they're also worried about recent attempts to regulate tobacco as a drug.
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((ARCHIE BAILEY/VA BURLEY COMMITTEE: IF WE ALLOW THIS IT'S JUST ANOTHER INTRUSION IN OUR PERSONAL LIVES AND OUR PERSONAL PREFERENCES.))
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Experts say burley tobacco farmers will fetch a higher price-per-pound than they did last year.
They base their prediction on the fact that FLUE-CURED growers saw gains during their auctions several months ago.
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Decorations


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The holiday season kicks off in downtown Roanoke today with the Greening of the Market.... using LIVE greenery.
Analysts say the holiday season could be TOUGH on retailers, so Downtown Roanoke Incorporated has festive plans to draw the shoppers downtown.
NEW holiday decorations will deck downtown Roanoke this year.
The city's old decorations were getting worn, so this year NEW Christmas banners and lights are going up.
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The History Museum at Center in the Square will house Fantasyland. For years, people saw this display in Heironimus.
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((MATT KENNELL/DOWNTOWN ROANOKE INC.: FANTASYLAND IS AN ANIMATED CHRISTMAS DISPLAY, WONDERFUL FOR CHILDREN, IT IS A NUMBER OF LITTLE ELVES, AND REINDEER, AND SANTA CLAUS WILL BE HERE.))
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More downtown buildings will have lighting.
Norfolk Southern's offices and the old Courthouse join the list.
There's also a series of events planned.
The Dickens of a Christmas program will return.
Carriage rides, caroling, and other activities will take place December first, eighth, and fifteenth.
The Festival of Trees returns to the top floor of the First Union Tower on Friday.
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There's also the Festival of Lights Parade, and the Jingle Bell Run.

2-scores


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Dan Marino tied an N-F-L mark for career touchdown passes, but couldn't prevent Miami from losing to San Francisco.
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Marino tossed two scoring passes to tie Fran Tarkenton's mark of 342 career touchdowns.
49ers quarterback Elvis Grbac (GUR'-bahk) threw for 382 yards and four touchdowns to beat the Dolphins.
For that score and more, let's go to the scoreboards.
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SUPER=96-Orlando/101/Golden State/=95//Houston/=98/Boston/=93;
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Two-Larry


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(Live Interview)



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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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After a week long manhunt for two Maryland brothers wanted for a Henry County murder, one of the brothers turns himself in.
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An impasse over territorial issues puts the Bosnia peace talks in limbo.
The three- week- old talks were suspended this morning in Ohio, and its still not clear if they will pick up again later today.
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And an autopsy is planned today for two time Olympic gold medalist Sergei Grinkov who died yesterday after collapsing during skating practice.
Initial reports say the Russian star suffered a heart attack.
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And those are the top stories for this Tuesday, November 21st.
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News 7 Mornin will be right back. Don't go away.

Ward


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One of two suspects in a Henry County murder has surrendered.
18-year-old Harden Ward turned himself in to authorities in Prince George's County, Maryland this morning.
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VO-NAT


Harden Ward and his brother, 24-year-old Michael Ward, were wanted for the murder of 25-year-old Orbin Smith.
Smith was shot to death in his home last month.
Michael Ward is still at large.
Both are from Prince George County's.
In addition to Smith's murder, the two are accused of five armed robberies in Henry County.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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And there was another armed robbery in Henry County -- this one last night.
Authorities say the Kroger store on 220 South was robbed at about 11:30. ESS/FULL
The suspect is described as an African-American Male, about 30 years old, between 5'9" - 5'10" and weighing between 150 and 160 pounds.
He has a mustache, and was wearing purple sweats and a camoflauge jacket at the time of the robbery.

peace-talks


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In other news -- the fate of the Bosnian peace talks in Ohio is uncertain this morning.
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The talks were suspended early today because of reported disagreements over territorial issues.
It is not known yet if the talks are over or if they will resume later today.
Delegates from Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia have been meeting for three weeks at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, seeking to put an end to the Bosnian War.
They were well into their second straight all-night session when the talks were suspended.
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budget


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The federal government is back in business at least through December 15th.
Yesterday Bill Clinton put his presidential pen to a short term,
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spending bill, just hours after the House approved it overwhelmingly.
It commits the White House and congressional Republicans to seek a balanced budget in seven years.
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((SEN BOB DOLE/MAJORITY LEADER:WE CAN ARGUE WHO WON, WHO LOST, BUT WE HAVE FEDERAL WORKERS BACK ON THE JOB, I THINK WE WON WE DIDN'T BLINK, WE HAVE A BALANCED BUDGET IN 7 YEARS BASED ON OFFICIAL ESTIMATES. ))
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The bill pays all furloughed federal employees for the work they missed during the six day shutdown.
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But everyone could be back were they started December 15th when funding for running the government runs out yet again.

Federal-Budget


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Meantime THOUSANDS of federal workers are STILL feeling the affects of the most RECENT shutdown.
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At the Poff Federal Building, employees in the Veterans Affairs office were welcomed back by more than 40- thousand letters.
Most of them were claims and documents that were waiting to be processed.
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((JIM MAY/VETERANS AFFAIRS DIRECTOR: THAT HAS PUT US AT LEAST-- A WEEK IN PROCESSING THE MAIL AND TIME YOU DO THAT WITH OTHER MAIL THAT'S COMING IN TODAY AND FROM THIS POINT ON, I'D SAY IT PROBABLY THROWS US TWO AND THREE WEEKS BEHIND IN SCHEDULE. ))
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Backlog is also a problem at the Social Security office.
Officials say there are some OTHER factors that will make the next few days rough ones.
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((FRED AYSCUE/SOCIAL SECURITY DIRECTOR: WE'RE RUNNING A GOOD 4 DAYS BEHIND IN OUR WORK AND THIS BEING A HOLIDAY WEEKEND WHERE A LOT OF PEOPLE USUALLY HIT US ANYWAY DURING THE WEEK, WE'LL GET EVEN FURTHER BEHIND. ))
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Even though the agencies are behind in their work, BOTH say the situation would be MUCH worse had the government CONTINUED to be shutdown.


proposition


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A California law that DENIES public services to UNdocumented immigrants has been thrown OUT by a federal judge.
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Voters passed Proposition 187 last year.
The state's attorney general promises an appeal, and says he expects the U-S Supreme Court to decide the case.
The NEW ruling states that people canNOT be asked about their immigration status when applying to attend public schools or to receive health and welfare benefits.
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Grinkov


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Against the wishes of his wife, an autopsy will be performed today on Olympic skating champion Sergei Grinkov who died during practice yesterday.
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The 28- year- old Russian star collapsed while practicing with his wife and skating partner, Ekaternia Gordeeva ( gor-dee-a-vah) in Lake Placid, New York.
The couple took the pairs gold in 19-88 at Calgary and in 19-94 in Norway.
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Diana


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Princess Diana's exclusive interview aired in England last night.
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Controversy surrounded the broadcast before it even hit the air.
Diana talked about her troubled marriage to the Prince of Wales, and infidelity within the marriage.
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((PRINCESS DIANA: I DON'T WANT A DIVORCE, BUT OBVIOUSLY WE NEED TO CARRY ON IN A SITUATION THAT HAS BEEN OF ENORMOUS DISCUSSION OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS IN PARTICULAR. SO ALL I HAVE TO SAY TO THAT IS THAT I AWAIT NY HUSBANDS DECISION OF WHICH WAY WE'RE ALL GOING TO GO.))
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A-B-C will air the full interview with Princess Diana on Turning Point hosted by Barbara Walters Friday at nine Eastern Time.

3-Sports


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And the controversy hasn't just been swirling in Britian, but at U-V-A as well.
As Mike Stevens reports, that infamous tripping incident during the Virginia Tech - U-V-A game has been resolved.
Good Morning Mike.
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Birthdays
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Three-Larry


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(Live Interview)



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Arrest


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ONE of TWO brothers accused of murder in Henry County has turned himself in to authorities.
18-year-old Harden Ward surrendered in Prince George's County, Maryland this morning.
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VO-NAT


Harden Ward and his brother, 24-year-old Michael Ward, are wanted in connection with the murder of 25-year-old Orbin Smith.
Smith was shot to death in his home last month.
Michael Ward is still at large.
Both are from Prince George's County.
In addition to Smith's murder, the two are accused of five armed robberies in Henry County.
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ANCHOR=Beth
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Police say Ward's family encouraged him to surrender.

Inmate


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A 24-year-old man DIED after doing pushups his FIRST day at Virginia's boot camp for young criminals.
Ronell Mason of Bluefield died September 18th at the Southampton Intensive Treatment Center.
An autopsy found the cause of death was an IRREGULAR heart rhythm, but FURTHER tests determined that Mason had Sickle cell anemia.
The disease can be complicated by rigorous, physical exercise and can even lead to death.
It's NOT clear whether Mason had been diagnosed with sickle cell anemia BEFORE he entered the boot camp.

Ramos


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A Lexington police officer is accused of assaulting a woman while arresting her.
Shelby Katz of Lexington filed a warrant against Officer Mark Ramos-- charging him with assault and battery.
According to a news release, the alleged attack occurred October 28th.
Ramos is suspended with pay while state police investigate.
The Lexington Police Department says it won't comment until the investigation is complete.

Horton


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A Northwest Roanoke woman accused of abduction says she has nothing to say in court until she gets a lawyer.
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31- year- old Mitzi Jean Horton is charged with abducting an elderly man, and with violating parole.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday;


Saturday, police found 83- year- old Vernon (LOFF-in) Laughon locked inside the trunk of his car-- while Horton was in the driver's seat.
The man told police he only remembers being choked, and then waking up in the trunk.
Horton has been convicted in the past of numerous burglary and larceny charges.
A preliminary hearing is set for December 19.
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And another Roanoke woman had her day in court...

Dickens


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62- year- old Ann Dickens will NOT face ANY jail time after she admitted in court that she stole HUNDREDS of pieces mail.
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Under a plea agreement with the U-S government, Dickens pled GUILTY to possession of stolen mail.
She agreed to the maximum sentence-- of five years--
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with the understanding that ALL of THAT time will be served on probation.
Dickens has been accused of stealing mail TWICE before but was NEVER convicted.
In August, inspectors found 460 pieces of UN-opened mail stacked in her apartment in Old Southwest Roanoke.

Deer-Season


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Deer hunters are heading for the woods of Western Virginia now that general firearms season is open.
Eleven people have been injured since muzzle- loaders opened fire in early November.
But with the start of the new season, authorities are hoping hunters will blaze the trail with safety.
Joe Dashiell reports from Franklin County.
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((One hunter takes aim in Franklin County, while others are checking their game nearby.
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((DON BROWN/HUNTER: WHEN I FIRST SAW HIM I WAS SHAKING SO BAD I HAD TO WAIT PROBABLY 15 MINUTES AS HE WALKED ON AROUND AND HAD A BETTER SHOT AT HIM WHEN HE GOT IN AN OLD ROAD BED. THAT'S WHEN I PULLED THE TRIGGER THEN.))
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STAND-UP BRIDGE (LAST VERSION WITH VEST AND CAP)
State wildlife biologists report a good crop of acorns this year, an abundant supply of food for game.
And local hunters and game checking stations report a busy start to the general firearms season.
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((AUDREY MITCHELL/MITCHELL'S GROCERY: WE HAD AN ELEVEN POINTER AND SEVERAL EIGHT POINTERS AS I SAY REAL NICE. THEY'RE BIGGER RACKS, BIGGER DEER THIS YEAR THAN NORMAL.))
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In the early hours of the two week season general firearm season, hunters were wearing the blaze orange that state law requires.
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((GEORGE BROWN/HUNTER: IT'LL SAVE YOUR LIFE. IF IT SPOOKS THE DEER YOU CAN ALWAYS GET A DEER. YOU CAN'T GET YOUR BUDDY BACK.))
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And as more people head into the woods, authorities hope hunters will be carrying caution and common sense along with their ammunition.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

4-scores


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WRITER=cro
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It was a good night, and a bad night for Dan Marino.
The Dolphins quarterback tied the N-F-L record for career touchdown passes, but couldn't keep Miami from losing to San Francisco.
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Marino tossed two scoring passes to tie Fran Tarkenton's mark of 342 career touchdowns.
49ers quarterback Elvis Grbac (GUR'-bahk) threw for 382 yards and four touchdowns to beat the Dolphins.
For that score and more, let's go to the scoreboards.
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SUPER=100-San Francisco/=44/Miami/=20;



SUPER=103-Montreal/==4/Hartford/==3//Colorado/==3/Edmonton/==3;


SUPER=97-Santa Clara/=78/UCLA/=69; SUPER=97-Villanova/=66/Wisconsin/=58//North Carolina/=71/Vanderbilt/=63;