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NOON-HEADLINES

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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.
A medical examiner will try to determine what killed a Russian skating star.
And the Bosnian peace talks produce an agreement.
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Blustery conditions will prevail today, with some clouds in the overnight hours. Our neighbors to the west may even see a bit of snow, I'll have all the latest from the News 7 Weather Center coming up.
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Stay tuned, News 7 at Noon is next.

Bosnia


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Topping the news this afternoon the Bosnian peace talks.
After three weeks at the bargaining table and nearly four years at war, Bosnia's warring factions have reportedly reached an agreement.
President Clinton spoke from the Rose Garden this morning to say the Serbs, Croats and Muslims have agreed on a peace plan.
The Balkan leaders have been holding talks at an Air Force Base near Dayton Ohio.
There had been reports that the peace talks had collapsed early this morning amid territorial issues.
Byron Harlan is at the Wright Patterson Airforce Base with more.
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Ward


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The search for one of two brothers wanted in a Henry County murder is over.
At the urging of family members 18-year-old Harden Ward surrendered to police in Prince George's County, Maryland early this morning.
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Ward and his brother, 24-year-old Michael Ward, are suspects in last month's shooting death of 25-year-old Orbin Smith.
Michael Ward remains at large.
In addition to Smith's murder, the two are wanted in connection with five armed robberies in the county.
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Last night there was another unrelated armed robbery in Henry County.
Authorities say the Kroger store on 2-20 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 camouflage jacket at the time of the robbery.

Smart-Road


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Planners of the proposed Smart Road linking Blacksburg to Interstate-81 have encountered a major roadblock.
Last night the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors voted four to three NOT to rezone 140 acres of agricultural and forest land for the project.
The vote halts the project until state transportation department decides whether to appeal to the circuit court.
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The interim director of Virginia Tech's Center for Transportation Research expressed disappointment, but he remains optimistic.
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The state has already approved funding for the first two-mile stretch of the highway, which would be used as a testbed for intelligent vehicle research.

SKATER


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An autopsy will be performed today in Llake Placid, New York on the body of Russian figure skating champion Sergei Grinkov.
John Roberts reports on the sudden death of an Olympic gold medalist.
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Grinkov and his wife and partner Ekaterina Gordeeva were training at the Olympic facility when the 28-year old skater collapsed from a heart attack. DON KRONE:HE WAS TRANSPORTED TO ADIRONDACK HOSPITAL...WHERE THE MEDICAL STAFF WORKED ON HIM FOR ABOUT ONE HOUR..HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD.."
The tragedy sent shockwaves through the skating community.
Jo Jo Starbuck had worked with Grinkov just a week ago. STARBUCK: TO SEE HIM SO VIBRANT...SO HAPPY TO BE ON THE ICE..THEN TO HEAR THIS..IT'S SO UNBELIEVABLE".
INTERPRETER: ITS MORE TO ASPIRE TO..WE HAVE MORE JOY IN OUR LIVES. Theirs was a story not so much of skating as of life.
They'd known each other since childhood. were paired when he was fifteen..she eleven. Soon after they took the gold at the Calgary Olympics friendship turned to love. they were married in 1991..had a daughter a year later. With their personal bond closer than ever..they returned to amateur skating..taking the gold medal at the Lillehamer olympics with a performance unequalled in their careers. GORDEEVA:IT'S BECAUSE WE LOVE EACH OTHER SO MUCH..AND THAT COMES OUT ON THE ICE. In describing Grinkov and Gordeeva..people who know about skating used words like poetry in motion, magic, everything skating should be. John Roberts, CBS News New York.))

Inmate


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Meantime the autopsy results are in on another sudden young death, this one at Virginia's boot camp for young criminals.
Twenty- four- year old Ronell Mason of Bluefield died September 18th while doing pushups at the Southampton Intensive Treatment Center.
Autopsy results show he was suffering from Sickle Cell Anemia.
The disease can be complicated by rigorous physical exercise and can lead to death.
It's not clear whether Mason had been diagnosed before he entered the boot camp.

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Coming up on News 7,
The republican field narrows once again in the presidential race,
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and finally -- the Princess of Wales tells all in an exclusive T-V interview.
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Specter


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It looks like another Republican is dropping out of the race for the White House.
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Senator Arlen Specter is expected to announce tomorrow that he's withdrawing from the Republican presidential field because of fund raising problems.
Specter had presented himself as the sole Republican candidate supporting abortion rights.
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Here in Virginia, Attorney General Jim Gilmore plans to issue an opinion today on whether
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Senator John Warner has the right to determine how the Republican nomination for his seat will be settled next year. Warner is counting on a state law that allows him to decide to have a primary.
The state party is challenging the law so it can call a convention.

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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The bill pays all furloughed federal employees for the work they missed during the six day shutdown.
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Teen-Pregnancy


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Teen pregnancy continues to be a concern in Southwest Virginia.
According to the latest statistics, Roanoke ranks third in the state when it comes to the percentage of pregnant teens.
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This morning, members of the Task Force on Teen Pregnancy held a news conference at the Jefferson Center.
They say now is the time to take action.
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((TED FEINOUR/TASK FORCE ON TEEN PREGNANCY: WE REALLY FEEL THAT IF WE CAN COME UP WITH FUNDING SOURCES AND IF WE CAN COME UP WITH PROGRAMS THAT WILL LESSON THE RATE AND REALLY CONTINUE TO DROP THE RATE THAT WE WILL MAKE GREAT STRIDES. ))
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The task force was formed 18 months ago to combat teen pregnancy.
Now it's asking for the community's help.
Next week the group is sponsoring a town meeting at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Members will conduct a workshop in order to get the public's perspective on the problem.
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Lewis


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Students at the Roanoke Academy of Math and Sciences are meeting today with one of the nation's best known children's authors.
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Bill Dallas Lewis has written a number of books, known as the "Silly Billy" series.
His main theme: if you read, you can succeed.
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((BILL DALLAS LEWIS/CHILDREN'S AUTHOR: IT SOUNDS KINDA HOKEY, BUT WE BELIEVE THAT THROUGH READING, ANYONE CAN DO ANYTHING. AND IT'S NOT JUST KIDS THAT NEED TO READ. WE HAD, THIS MORNING ON THE NEWS, IT SAID THAT 87 PERCENT OF PEOPLE HATE THEIR JOBS. THERE'S LIBRARIES EVERYWHERE. IF PEOPLE GO TO THE LIBRARIES, READ ABOUT THE THINGS THAT YOU REALLY LIKE TO DO, QUIT YOUR JOB, STOP BEING MISERABLE, AND MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.))
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Lewis quit HIS job several years ago to pursue his dream of writing children's books.
He also visits about 80 schools a year, encouraging kids to read and use computers.
Lewis will spend the whole day with students at the academy.
The author was brought to Roanoke through First Union's Partners in Education program.
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When News 7 returns,
The bidding can resume on a Danville newspaper,
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and Beatles' fans line up outside record stores awaiting the sale of the Fab Four's first new song since they split up.
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Diana


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The Princess of Wales' candid television interview last night has prompted frenzied debate in Britian.
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Opinion is split between those who think her revelations of depression, adultery and unhappiness showed brave honesty, and those who think her accusations of persecution by the Royal household were manipulative and vengeful.
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The Sun, Britain's best-selling daily newspaper, reported floods of calls after her 55-minute interview, running about 75 percent in Diana's favor.
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Today, Prince Charles had no comment as he visited fishmarket in Cornwall, England.
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Beatles


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More than thirty years after they landed in America, the Beatles are again making waves in the U-S music industry.
People lined up in New York and other cities early this morning, to grab the Fab Four's Anthology One.
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One bit of excitement on the album -- a new song, written and recorded by John Lennon sometime in the 19-70's.
It's mixed with vocals by the other Beatles that were added this year.
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Danville-Bee


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A Pittsylvania County judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the canceled sale of the Danville Register and Bee newspaper.
The ruling clears the way for bidding to resume on the newspaper.
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Zan Womack, Junior was suing American National Bank and Trust Company for breach of contract.
At one time, Womack had attempted to buy the newspaper for 19- million dollars.
But all sales were halted after the Attorney General questioned the sale.
In his complaint, Womack had asked that he be allowed to buy the paper or be awarded ten million dollars.
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Stocks


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The Dow failed to clear the five-thousand level this morning, after briefly touching that mark yesterday.
On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was UP ten points.
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Just ahead on News 7,
U-V-A's Gieck trips up his chances for a sideline bowl seat,
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and Dan Marino throws a history-making touchdown during Monday Night Football.
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NFL


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In Monday Night Football -- Dan Marino tied an N-F-L mark for career touchdown passes, but couldn't prevent Miami from losing
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to San Francisco.
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Marino tossed two scoring passes to tie Fran Tarkenton's mark of 342 career touchdowns.
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49ers quarterback Elvis Grbac (GUR'-bahk) threw for 382 yards and four touchdowns to beat the Dolphins 44 to 20.
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Trip


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U-V-A athletic trainer Joe Gieck will not be allowed on the sidelines in the Cavs' upcoming Bowl game.
That word from athletic director Terry Holland, after Gieck's inappropriate action in Saturday's Tech- U-V-A game,
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On the final play, Gieck stuck his left leg out in an apparent effort of trip Hokie Safety Antonio Banks.
Banks avoided his leg and wound up in the endzone, but Gieck didn't avoid disciplinary action.
Gieck accepted the penalty last night and admitting he stuck his leg out, but he says he never intended to trip or hurt Banks.
He says the action was made out of frustration, and that he knows it was wrong.
In the statement he also apologized to both schools.
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Hoops


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And if it's basketball you're after over the Christmas season, check out the Nations Bank Holiday Hoops Tournament.
It tips off December 26th at the Salem Civic Center, and Steve Mason says the field of teams is the best ever for the tournament.
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(( Salem... will meet Glenvar for the first time in the two schools history.
CHARLIE MORGAN/ SALEM HEAD COACH: THIS IS THE TIME TO PLAY GLENVAR BECAUSE THEY HAVE GUYS THAT WERE IN THE STATE TOURNAMENT LAST YEAR AND THEY HAVE SOME EXPERIENCED BALL PLAYERS BACK.
ART LAWRENCE/GLENVAR HEAD COACH: WE FEEL LIKE WE WILL GET BACK TO THE STATE AGAIN AND WIN IT. WE'LL HAVE TO PLAY TEAMS OF THIS CALIBER, AND WE FEEL LIKE THIS IS A GOOD STARTING POINT FOR US.
In a tournament where classification doesn't matter a great deal is at stake. The three day eighteen tournament gives fans a rare opportunity to see haw one team stacks up against another than it would never see during the regular season. First round action get s underway December 26th. Patrick Henry begins play against Byrd, then Salem starts its rivalry with the 1995 State Champion runner-ups in Glenvar. Followed by Durham, NC 4A power Riverside taking on Franklin Co. And the first day concludes with last season's tournament champions and Northside.
BILL POPE/NORTHSIDE HEAD COACH: I'D HAVE TO SAY THE FLEMMING, WITH THE STRONG POWER THEY HAVE BEEN THROUGH THE YEARS, WE'D HAVE TO BE ONE OF THE REAL STRONG FAVORITES THIS YEAR, BUT LAST YEAR IS LAST YEAR, AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL COME OUT PRETTY WELL IN THE FIRST ROUND.
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WOODY DEANS/PATRICK HENRY HEAD COACH: WE'RE JUST EXCITED ABOUT BEING INVITED AND PLAYING IN THE TOURNAMENT, SO I THINK IT WILL GIVE IT A LITTLE PROFILE AND SOME ADDED PUBLICITY TO THE TOURNAMENT TO HAVE THE CITY SCHOOLS IN IT.
Selecting the two city schools shows a commitment to home town teams, but adding Riverside shows the selecting committee's desire to expand the tournament.
DOUG WATERS/NATIONS BANK REGION EXECUTIVE: WE CERTAINLY AS A COMPANY ARE INVOLVED IN NORTH CAROLINA AS WELL AS VIRGINIA, SO THERE IS NO NATURAL BARRIER FROM OUR STANDPOINT IN GOING OUT OF STATE. WE THINK THAT THIS IS THE DIRECTION THAT A TOURNAMENT THAT A TOURNAMENT LIKE THIS SHOULD GO.
In Salem, Steve Mason, News 7 Sports.))

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That's News 7 at Noon. Thanks for joining us.