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Coming up on News 7 Mornin',
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A teenager in Henry County is charged with the New Year's Eve murder of his step father.
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and a 17-year-old boy is shot and killed in Halifax County. wx-head/live-head
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Henry-Murder


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Authorities say a struggle between a Henry County man and his teenage step-son ended in murder.
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The shooting happened New Year's Eve at the victim's residence in Fieldale.
Investigators say the shooting was sparked by a dispute between the 15- year- old and his 19- year- old gilfriend outside the home.
A sheriff's investigator says the step-father got involved when the teen went inside and grabbed a 22- caliber rifle.
Authorities say the two struggled before 30 -year old James Nelson Marshall, Junior was shot in the chest.
The teen is also charged with another shooting.
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((P.G. PUCKETT/HENRY CO. INVESTIGATOR: FOR SOME REASON THE ACCUSED CAME OUTSIDE THE RESIDENCE, WHILE HE WAS OUTSIDE FIRED ANOTHER ROUND THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR OF THE RESIDENCE, THIS SECOND ROUND STRUCK THE ACCUSED GIRLFRIEND, THE 19- YEAR OLD FEMALE. ))
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The young man's 19- year old girlfriend, La-keshia Massey, has been released from a local hospital.
The teen was charged with second degree murder in connection with his step-father's death.
He's being held in a Danville juvenile facility.
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Halifax-Murder


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A teenager is also at the center of Halifax County's first murder of the new year.
Authorities say 17- year old Jason Chandler was shot and killed at the Super- Eight Motel in Riverdale early yesterday morning.
Sheriff's officials have NOT made an arrest.
They say the shooting may have been drug or gang related.

Mexico-Crash


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Mexican officials don't know what caused a bus to cross into the opposite lane and ram an oncoming bus near the U-S border yesterday.
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26 people died and 22 were injured in the crash.
Six of the dead were children.
One Mexican official says several passengers noticed brake problems, but both drivers on board ignored their complaints.
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Car-Crowd


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In Boston, police say a man deliberately drove his car into a New Year's crowd injuring 21 people.
The car plowed through a group of people watching the fireworks over Boston Harbor.
The couple in the car say they were trying to leave the celebration when the group attacked them.
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Angry onlookers kicked in the car's windows and headlights and slashed the car's tires.
The driver, 26- year- old Anthony Brooks faces multiple charges of assault with intent to murder.

1-Sports


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Time now for sports --
Let's go bowling as Steve Mason takes a look at yesterday's college football action.
Good morning Steve.
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(Roll cue:) When it comes to rehabilitation, there's been quite a few changes

at Lewis Gale.
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(Larry short weather & toss to bump)


Bosnia


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In Croatia, military officials are hoping to move more vehicles across the Sava River into Bosnia today.
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Muddy conditions are making the maneuver extremely difficult.
About 75 vehicles made it across the bridge yesterday after engineers dumped loads of gravel to re-enforce the muddy ground.
It's day three of massive American ground troop movement.
150 U-S Army vehicles and 436 soldiers have made the trip across Croatia.
Hundreds more are expected to do it over the next few days.
The troops will then split up with some moving in a convoy to Tulza.
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Burke


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World War Two hero and architect of the modern U-S Navy... Admiral Arleigh Burke died yesterday at the age of 94.
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Burke's destroyers sank eleven Japanese warships in 19-43.
He later became Chief of Naval Operations.. and had a class of destroyers named after him.
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Polar-Bear


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Polar Bear Clubs are known for their annual New Year's Day Dips.
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Nearly a hundred people braved the chilly waters of the San Francisco Bay yesterday morning to continue a holiday tradition.
It was the annual South End Rowing Club's swim from Alcatraz Island to the beach between the South End and Dolphin Club.
The swimmers hit the 51-degree water off Alcatraz, jumping off a transport boat.
Fast swimmers made it to the beach in about 25 minutes travelling 1-point-3 miles.
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In Oklahoma, the Polar Bears kept their clothes on and went for a Jet-Ski ride.
Even Elvis showed up for this event.
This Polar Bear club has about 20 regular members and a dozen or so others who show up for special functions.
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Cable-Personals


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And here's something else to get your blood pumping.
Danville Cable company is finding a "love connection" for any viewer who is willing to take THAT kind of plunge.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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((Television has been called a lot of things, but matchmaker isn't one.
Yet, that's exactly what Cable Vision Industries in Danville, has become.
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Perhaps no one's more familiar with the role of matchmaker that Don Robertson.
As Director of CVI's Video Connection Network, it's his to oversee the personals that appear on Cable Channel 12.
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((DON ROBERTSON/VCN DIRECTOR:THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT DON'T LIKE TO GO OUT ON THE BAR SCENE, THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT MAYBE AREN'T AS OUTGOING THAT NEED A SERVICE LIKE THIS. ))
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Placing an ad is free and confidential-- it's all done by computer.
There are no names or pictures.
CVI makes its profit from viewers who respond to the ads-- using a 1-900 number.
CVI also runs other photo-classifieds-- for homes, cars and other businesses.
But none seem to have gained as much notoriety as the person to person ads.
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((IT'S PRETTY NEAT...EVERYWHERE YOU GO YOU HERE PEOPLE COMMENTING, YOU KNOW, OH YOU WORK FOR THAT THING, THAT'S GOT ALL THOSE DATING PERSONAL ADS, SO IT'S KIND OF HELPED BUILD OUR IDENTITY IN SUCH A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. ))
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Women are allowed eight weeks to run an ad-- men on the other hand, are given just three.
The way Robertson sees it, women are likely to need more time, because they're more timid and shy.
Whatever the case, he says, the service does work.
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((I'VE ONLY HAD ONE LADY TO CALL ME AND ACTUALLY THANK ME, BUT I GUESS WHEN YOU'RE IN THAT SITUATION, YOU KIND OF GET A LITTLE BIT EMBARRASSED AND DON'T REALLY WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE HOW YOU CAME ABOUT, MEETING THAT SIGNIFICANT OTHER.))
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But as Channel 12 continues to gain viewers and more love connections are made, perhaps others will be less apprehensive in giving "Person to Person" credit for a perfect match.
Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Danville.))

2-scores


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Keyshawn Johnson deserves lots of credit for helping Southern California beat third-ranked Northwestern in the Rose Bowl.
Tired of hearing the Northwestern hype, Johnson caught 12 passes for a Rose Bowl-record 216 yards and one touchdown.
Let's go to the scoreboards for the final bowl scores.
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SUPER=101-Tennessee/=20/Ohio State/=14//Colorado/=38/Oregon/==6;



SUPER=103-Washington/==4/Pittsburgh/==2//Toronto/==1/Dallas/==0;


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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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President Clinton has returned from his New Year's holiday and is ready to resume budget talks with republican congressional leaders.
280- thousand federal employees have been idled for 17 days in the latest government shutdown.
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In Henry County, a 15- year- old boy is charged with shooting and killing his 30- year- old step father New Years' Eve.
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And Hokie fans return after the Sugar Bowl victory in New Orleans.
But, heavy fog at the airport made getting home a challenge.
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And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, January 2nd, 19-96.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

Budget


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President Clinton returned to the White House last night
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after spending the New Years holiday at a retreat in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Later today, the President and republican congressional leaders will resume the budget talks.
Some progress is already being reported.
Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole says negotiators are ready to start making the tough decisions.
280- thousand federal employees have been idled for 17 days by the latest government shutdown.
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Fed-Employees


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Meantime, a federal employees union is fighting back.
The National Treasury Employees Union is SUING the government, and is seeking a court order to PREVENT employees from having to work withOUT pay during the partial government shutdown.
Arguments on the suit are scheduled today.

Perry


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NATO forces remain on schedule to meet the challenge of keeping the peace
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in Bosnia, despite bad weather and landmines.
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That's the word this morning from Defense Secretary William Perry who left for Italy last night.
He was accompanied by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General John Shalikashvili.
The two will meet with U-S and Allied fliers supporting the NATO peace-keeping mission in Bosnia.
They will also visit peacekeepers stationed in Sarajevo and Tuzla.
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Airport


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No one was flying out of Roanoke Regional Airport yesterday.
Dense fog in the Roanoke Valley hampered pilot visibility.
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Both arrivals and departures were either delayed or re- routed, and officials expect some delays this morning while they determine IF the weather will continue to be a problem.
Believe it or not, there were thousands of New Years' travelers who were NOT phased by the fog.
Scott Prince has their story.
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Tech-return


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(( Hokie fans have waited a long time for a victory in a major bowl.
So waiting to get back to Southwest Virginia was no big deal.
Heavy fog at Roanoke Regional Airport forced Sugar Bowl travelers to switch gears... and fly to other airports.
But emotions could not be grounded.
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((MELVIN DUNMAN/VIRGINIA TECH FAN: IT DID NOT MATTER. NO IT DIDN'T. WE HAD A WONDERFUL TRIP FROM BEGINNING TO END. WE ENJOYED THE NEW ORLEANS. WE ENJOYED THE FOOTBALL GAME. ))
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((BRICE COLE/VIRGINIA TECH FAN: IT WAS AWESOME. I THOUGHT IT WAS A GREAT WIN AND ANOTHER STEP FOR VIRGINIA TECH SPORTS. ))
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Even Virginia's Secretary of Education said Tech doubters learned a valuable lesson.
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((BEVERLY SGRO/VIRGINIA EDUCATION SECRETARY: THE TEAM JUST PLAYED SUPERBLY. THE CROWD WAS PHENOMENAL. THE SUPPORT FOR VIRGINIA TECH WAS JUST INCREDIBLE. IT WAS REALLY GREAT. ))
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These Tech fans were the lucky ones.
THEIR charter flights landed in either Lynchburg, Charlottesville or Greensboro, and then shuttle busses brought them to Roanoke.
But there are a number of Tech fans who never made it out of New Orleans because of the weather.
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((MARK COURTNEY/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: SO NOW WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE COMING TO PICK THESE PASSENGERS UP AND THEY DON'T HAVE A LOT OF INFORMATION. SO IN SOME CASES THEY'RE JUST COMING OUT TO THE AIRPORT TO FIND OUT IF WE HAVE UPDATED INFORMATION, AND AGAIN, WE OFTEN DON'T HAVE THAT. ))
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Even though the fog made travel plans confusing... there was no confusion on the football field.
And for many a Hokie victory made it all worth while.
Scott Prince, News 7.))

3-Sports


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Now for more bowl action, here's Steve Mason with sports.
Good morning Steve.
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Three-Larry


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Fieldale-Murder


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A Henry County teen is in custody this morning -- charged with fatally shooting his stepfather.
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The shooting happened New Year's eve at the victim's residence in Fieldale.
Investigators say the shooting was sparked by a dispute between the 15- year- old and his 19- year- old gilfriend outside the home.
A Sheriff's investigator says the step-father got involved when the teen went inside and grabbed a 22- caliber rifle.
Authorities say the two struggled before 30 -year old James Nelson Marshall, Junior was shot in the chest.
The teen is also charged with another shooting.
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((P.G. PUCKETT/HENRY CO. INVESTIGATOR: FOR SOME REASON THE ACCUSED CAME OUTSIDE THE RESIDENCE, WHILE HE WAS OUTSIDE FIRED ANOTHER ROUND THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR OF THE RESIDENCE, THIS SECOND ROUND STRUCK THE ACCUSED GIRLFRIEND, THE 19- YEAR OLD FEMALE. ))
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The young man's 19-year-old girlfriend, La-keshia Massey, has been released from a local hospital.
The teen was charged with second degree murder in connection with his step-father's death.
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Riverdale-Murder


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Meanwhile, authorities in Halifax County are busy investigating that area's first murder of the new year.
Authorities say 17- year old Jason Lamont Chandler was shot and killed at the Super- Eight Motel in Riverdale early yesterday morning.
Sheriff's officials have NOT made an arrest.
They say the shooting may have been drug or gang related.

Yearender


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Another year has come and gone.
But not before Virginians witnessed controversy, jubilation, and tragedy.
Scott Prince counts down the top ten stories of 1995.
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(( The O- J simpson verdict, Colin Powell deciding not to seek the Presidency, and the decision to send American troops to Bosnia.
These are just some of stories the nation will remember.
But there are many memories that hit very close to home.
So let's take a look at Central and Southwest Virginia's top 10 stories of 1995.
Number 10 tells a story of a community's strength and perseverance.
Corrections Corporation of America planned to build a medium security prison near Wytheville.
The county board of supervisors originally approved the 15- hundred bed facility... even though thousands of residents were outraged.
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((LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! CROWD: LET THE PEOPLE VOTE ON IT. ))
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Residents took their frustration to Richmond, and then to the polls.
Voters ousted two board members who supported the private facility.
And a new supervisor's vote shot down construction of any type of prison.
The ninth biggest story takes us to Blacksburg, where Virginia Tech sports ruled.
For the first time in 22 years, the men's basketball team captured the N- I- T championship.
Meanwhile on the gridiron, Tech shook off two early season losses and plowed through the rest of its schedule.
The Hokies wound up co- champs of the Big East and earned a bid to the Sugar Bowl.
Number eight focuses on the dividing line between men and women.
Early in 1995, the Federal Appeals Court allowed V- M- I to continue its exclusion of women.
That paved the way for the Women's Institute for Leadership program at Mary Baldwin College.
Both schools said they were pleased with the decision-- but the Justice Department was not... calling the move "separate but equal discrimination."
Even still, 42 women made history this fall as they became the first cadets in the V- WIL program.
Police call number seven a senseless tragedy.
On the night of December 5th, Virginia Tech student Alexander DeFilippis was found dead, with a gunshot wound to the head.
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Authorities say Mark Lilly, his brother Ben Lilly, and Gary Wayne Barker carjacked and killed the student during a two- county crime spree.
Each suspect faces 12 felonies, including abduction, robbery and murder.
The sixth biggest news maker of 1995 comes in the form of fire.
Maybe the greatest loss was felt in the Gainsboro district, when two juveniles set fire to the Old First Baptist Church.
About a week before that blaze 750 fire- fighters were battling flames in the mountains of Craig County.
Nearly 5- thousand acres of national forest were blackened.
Something old becomes something new for our fifth biggest story.
The forty- million- dollar face lift on the Grand Old Lady was finally completed, and folks lined up to see how she had changed.
The addition of a conference center, and extensive remodeling of guest rooms highlight the new Hotel Roanoke.
But with all the changes there were still many things left alone or restored.
And of course the recipes for spoon bread and peanut soup were untouched.
Our 4th biggest story is hardly a thing of beauty for Andrea Ballengee.
On July 1st she was crowned Miss Virginia-- but three weeks later, she was stripped of her title.
Pageant organizers said she lied about her academic record-- claiming to be a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a first a year law student at the University of Miami.
The controversy opened the door for runner- up Amber Medlin.
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We voted election day as the third biggest story of 1995.
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And voters got him.
Roanoke Vice- Mayor John Edwards soundly defeated Republican incumbent Brandon Bell to capture the twenty- first senate seat.
Meanwhile House Majority Leader Dick Cranwell easily beat Republican challenger Trixie Averill.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/(D)- VINTON: I LOVE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU AND I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. ))
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Republicans were hoping to gain control of the General Assembly for the first time-- but fell short.
They earned a split in the Senate, but Democrats kept their stronghold on the House of Delegates.
Mother nature claims the second spot.
In June, parts of Central and Southwest Virginia were pounded by rain.
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((BEEN REAL BAD. BEEN REAL BAD AND REAL SAD...))
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Floods swallowed up cars and homes-- but the biggest loss was human life.
One downpour in Franklin County caused multiple deaths.
Three men were killed when their pickup truck crashed into a 25- foot hole.
The story was just as sad in Lynchburg-- where water washed out Timberlake damn.
Two lives were claimed there-- one of them a rescue worker.
For the number one story of 1995, we have to go all the way back to the start of the year.
New Year's Day, Roanoke police dragged five murder victims out of this Old Southwest home.
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((JOHN BRYMER/NEIGHBOR: I WOKE UP TO GUN SHOTS.))
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((WHILE I WAS ON THE PHONE WITH DISPATCH THERE WAS ANOTHER GUNSHOT.))
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It was the worst mass murder in more than twenty- years.
The gunman was Robert Michael May-- who eventually pleaded no contest to five capital murder charges.
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((LORETTA LAPRADE/VICTIM'S DAUGHTER: HE TOOK MY MOTHER. HE DOESN;T HAVE A RIGHT TO LIVE.))
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But in August, the court said he did.
He was given life in prison, instead of the death penalty. Standup
That's how News- 7 team ranked the top ten stories of 1995.
Stay tuned in 1996.
We're sure it will be just as eventful.
Scott Prince, News 7))

4-scores


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New Year's was an eventful day for college football fans.
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Florida State trailed before scoring 17 points in the last ten minutes of an Orange Bowl victory over sixth-ranked Notre Dame.
Let's go to the scoreboards for the final bowl scores.
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SUPER=101-Penn State/=43/Auburn/=14//Syracuse/=41/Clemson/==0;
SUPER=101-Tennessee/=20/Ohio State/=14//Colorado/=38/Oregon/==6;