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NOON-HEADLINES

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Republicans agree on a plan to re-open the government.
Big changes in the Japanese government.
And O-J Simpson's lawyers try a little legal maneuvering to delay his civil case.
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A Weekend Snow storm looms on the horizon, with the potential for a great deal of the white stuff. We'll look at all the possibilities coming up in weather.
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Don't go away. The News is next.

BUDGET


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It looks like the end could come today for the three week old partial government shutdown.
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House Republicans have accepted a plan to end the shutdown.
In a closed door meeting this morning House Speaker Newt Gingrich reportedly won over doubters with a short persuasive speech.
The Repbulican plan would send furloughed employees back to work through January 26th.
A White House official says President Clinton is likely to sign the measure.
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JAPAN


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In Japan today, a government shake-up from the top on down.
Japanese Prime Minister Timiichi Murayama and his entire cabinet resigned.
The government was clinging to a tenuous power base, which cracked under political pressure.
Bruce Dunning reports from Tokyo on the shift-- and the successor.
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Russia


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Changes are also underway in the Russian government.
The Interfax news agency says Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev has submitted his resignation to President Boris Yeltsin.
Kozyrev has been Yeltsin's longest-serving minister.
He was elected to parliament in December.
Under Russian law, he can not serve in both government and parliament.


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A Portland man has been charged with attempted murder, assault and kidnapping after shooting two people and taking several hostages at his former place of employment.
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Police say the gunman, 24- year old James Rincker, had been fired from his job as a deliveryman at a company located in the 30-story building where the standoff erupted.
Yesterday, he allegedly went to seek revenge against two women at the office who had him fired.
Police say Rincker shot and wounded two men in a parking garage, and then took four bystanders hostage for several hours before surrendering.
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Correll


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Walter Correll, Junior was sent to prison ten years ago for the murder of a Franklin County man.
Correll's attorneys argued he was borderline retarded, but authorities in Roanoke and Franklin County say he was acting out of hate when he beat a man he believed was homosexual.
Last night, he was executed.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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When News 7 returns,
Rockbridge County police arrest a couple after finding a drug lab in their home,
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and in Las Vegas, a robber gets caught in his own act.
We'll show you how when News 7 continues.
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Henry-Ax


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An eight-year-old boy is dead from injuries he suffered when he was hit by a car.
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Police say Kyle Helton was waiting for his school bus yesterday morning along route 57 when he ran in front of a car.
He suffered head trauma, a broken leg and possible internal injuries.
Helton was airlifted to a Roanoke hospital but doctors could not save him.
Authorities do not expect to file any charges against the driver, 57- year old Pauline Woodall of Axton.
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L'burg-Fatal


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And Lynchburg police say a woman was killed yesterday when her car was struck by a truck driven by 19- year- old Andrew Viar the third of Evington.
Authorities say Viar apparently ran a red light.
The woman's name is not being released until all family members are notified.
Viar was uninjured in the collision.
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Meth-Lab


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A couple in Rockbridge County have been arrested after their home was raided by police.
Inside, authorities found a meth-amphetamine lab.
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31- year- old Kenneth Keller and his wife 27- year- old Laurie Keller were arrested at the residence on Route 6-45.
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They've been charged with manufacturing the drug.
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The couple's three children ages three, six, and nine were also there.
Police say they've been put in their grandmother's care.
Confiscated from the residence were substances such as muratic acid, paint thinners, and potassium.
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Police say about 300 pages of computer paper with e-mail addresses and drug making directions were also confiscated.
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Simpson


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O.J. Simpson's lawyers will be in court today trying to postpone indefinately the football star's much awaited deposition in a wrongful death suit.
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A lawyer for the family of murder victim Ronald Goldman says Simpson's attorneys are trying to disqualify another plaintiff attorney.
Michael Brewer, who represents Goldman's mother, says the Simpson camp claims that lawyer Daniel Petrocelli may once have represented a business with which Simpson is involved.
Petrocelli denies any conflict of interest and says Simpson's lawyers are just trying to avoid the deposition.
Another L-A attorney agrees. 10:15:27
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Simpson is named in a wrongful death suit related to the killings of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson.
The suit is to be tried in April.

Bungled-Robbery


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Sometimes it doesn't pay to be greedy, even if you're a stickup man holding a weapon.
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That was proven out earlier this week at a Las Vegas convenience store.
A store surveillance camera caught this scene in which an armed robber entered the store and demanded money.
While the clerk was busy emptying the register, the robber apparently decided to fatten his payday and empty the pockets of a customer in the store.
Big mistake.
When the suspect put down his shotgun, the quick thinking clerk grabbed the weapon.
Suddenly the tables were turned.
Police say no shots were fired during the incident and they are still looking for the suspect.
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Scam


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Police are warning Roanoke residents to be on the lookout for a scam artist.
A woman has been going to homes and businesses asking for money to buy medicine for a sick son. ESS/FULL
The suspect is described as a white woman in her 40's, 5-foot-five, thin with brown hair.
She drives a 1970's model white Pontiac.
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An address and a phone number she's been giving have turned out to be phony.
Police say they've received six complaints since mid-December.

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Just ahead,
Folks in England are crossing their fingers in hopes of striking it rich -
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also in England -- staulking the rich.
Police hope to catch a man they say is following Princess Anne.
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D-Day-Memorial


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Even though the anniversary of D-Day is still sixth months away, officials in Southwest Virginia are already taking steps to make sure the nation remembers the triumph AND the tragedy.
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The National D- Day Memorial Foundation FORMALLY introduced two new members yesterday... executive director Richard Burrow and development consultant Carl Manfield.
Thirty acres of land in Bedford have already been set aside for the memorial.
Officials hope the project will also feature a visitor's center and a small museum.
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Burrow says a major fundraising campaign should start in a few months.
He thinks it will be AT LEAST three years before the memorial is built.
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Royal-Stalker


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More news out of London involving the Royal family, but it has nothing to do with Charles and Diana.
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This time the focus is on Princess Anne and an alleged stalker.
The situation appears to be serious enough to invovle Scotland Yard.
The unidentified man has been spotted at a number of the princess's public engagements and there are fears he has developed an obsession.
This is not the first time Princess Anne has attracted a stalker.
In March 1974, a man diagnosed as schizophrenic tried to kidnap her at gunpoint in central London.
He was overpowered and later admitted into a mental hospital.
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England-lottery


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Some Brits are hoping to take home the riches of the royals this weekend with some lucky lottery numbers.
The British lottery is expected to reach 60 million POUNDS.
Some 40 million people will purchase tickets, that is roughly 90 percent of the British population.
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Alleghany-Bridge


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A lane to the future is how Senator Bo Trumbo describes a near complete project, which could be an economic boost to the Alleghany Highlands.
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Trumbo helped join in yesterday's dedication of a new bridge which leads to the Alleghany Regional Commerce Center.
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So far the 300 acre park has attracted one major employer.
Bacova Guild is opening a manufacturing center there.
It will employ close to 400 people.
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((PAT HAYNES/BACOVA GUILD C.E.O.: THE ROAD SHOULD BE READY FOR TRAVEL IN TWO WEEKS, WATER AND SEWER READY FOR TWO WEEKS. WE HOPE TO BE MOVING IN THE 25TH OF JANUARY. ))
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The Commerce Center will have approximately twelve additional sites for new or expanding business.
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Area-Code


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Virginia will soon get a new area code for the southeast part of the state because of a dwindling supply of phone numbers in the current 8-0-4 area code.
The new 7-5-7 area code will serve the lower peninsula and the Eastern Shore, and will be introduced during the second half of the year.
The use of fax machines, pagers, cellular phones, modems and other telecommunications devices has increased the demand for numbers.
Southwest Virginia recently changed its area code for the same reason.

Stocks


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Stock prices have been mostly lower, amid ongoing concerns about the federal budget impasse.
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was down nearly seven points.
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Just ahead,
The Hokies win on the road in Massachusetts,
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and the Miami Dolphins are losing one of their most valuable members.
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Shula


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The winningest coach in NFL history, has resigned as head coach of the Dolphins.
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After 26 years as the Dolphins' boss, Don Shula confirmed last night that he's quitting.
There are many in Miami, who believe he was given no choice but to step down after meeting with owner of the Dolphins.
Jimmy Johnson is considered the front runner to replace Shula, but many in Miami believe he will be an unpopular figure considering Shula's sudden departure.
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Deans


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One of this area's most successful basketball coaches is calling it quits.
Patrick Henry's Woody Deans is stepping down, he made up his mind to retire after the 1995-96 season.
After Deans retires as head basketball coach he will remain with the school as a teacher.
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Tech


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The Hokies posted their seventh win of the season last night, beating UNC-Charlotte 76-to-60 in the first half of the Atlantic 10, Conference USA Challenge in Worcester, Massachusetts.
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The Hokies took at a 13-to-2 lead and never looked back, as Ace Custis scores 2 of his 15 points on the baseline with the nice shot.
Damon Watlington leans and scores to keep the lead.
Tech's defense was tough in the first half, Shawn Good goes up on the glass and makes shot.
Jim Jackson scored 14 points all in the final 20 minutes.
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and the Hokies win it by 16.
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Roanoke


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The third annual Dominos-Lewis Gale Classic wrapped up over at Roanoke College last night.
Steve Mason says, while only one team captured the title, a lot of spirits were raised along with a lot of money.
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Thanks for joining us, and have a great weekend. That's it for News 7 at Noon.