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Trial begins for a man accused of capital murder in connection with a fatal shooting and robbery in Roanoke.
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And a Hollywood legend is reportedly on his death bed.
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Don't go away. The news is next.

burton


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The man who drove the get-away car the night Randall Carter was killed in Roanoke Last year, says Thomas Arthur Burton admitted to him that HE killed Carter.
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Brian Williams was parked in the alley behind Carter's house around 2-am June 30th.
He and an accomplice in the robbery and murder left without Burton.
But Williams testified Burton confessed to him, later that day, BEFORE they learned Carter had died.
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((BRIAN WILLIAMS: WHEN I TALKED TO THE DETECTIVE HE TOLD ME MR. CARTER WAS HANGING ON AND HE MIGHT MAKE IT. AND WHEN I TOLD HIM THAT HE SAID HE HOPED HE DIED, BECAUSE HE LOOKED HIM IN THE EYES AS HE WAS SHOOTING HIM.))
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On cross examination, Burton's attorney tried to suggest Williams was the one who planned to rob Carter--take his money and marijuana.
Saying it was William's car, his 38- revolver and his idea.
However, Williams insists he had nothing to do with killing Carter and in fact has not been charged with the crime.
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Blaze


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Roanoke fire officials confirm an extension cord was the source of Saturday night's fatal fire.
The blaze killed four children and their grandmother.
Investigators also say the home was not equipped with a smoke detector.
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Investigators were able to trace the point of origin to an extension cord on the first floor.
They don't know if the cord was frayed, faulty or simply inadequate for the space heater it was powering.
They believe the cord ignited the carpet, clothing, or some other flammable material.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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City codes require smoke detectors in rental property, and here to tell us more about that is Joe Dashiell and Roanoke City Building Commissioner Ron Miller.
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Robberies


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Police are investigating two armed robberies in the Roanoke Valley overnight.
The first one happened at about 8:30 at the Craig Avenue Superette in Salem.
Police say a man claiming to have a weapon robbed the store of some cash.
Several hours later, the Food Lion at Williamson and Peters Creek Roads in Roanoke County was robbed by a man with a small caliber handgun.
In both incidents, no one was hurt and the robbers got away.
There's no word on whether the two crimes are related.




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Coming up on News 7,
A first for a first lady.
Hillary Clinton has a date with a federal grand jury,
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and George Burns celebrated 100 years of life last week -
Now, some say he may be dieing.
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CLINTON


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The nation will hear from President Clinton tonight on the State of the Union.
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Aides say the President will spend little time on the budget debate, though he would like a balanced budget agreement as the highlight of the address.
He will also focus on the economy.
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But G-O-P leaders are suggesting the President keep his speech brief.
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You can hear the President's speech tonight on W-D-B-J-7 at nine o'clock.

HILLARY


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Hillary Rodham Clinton has been breaking new-ground as a first-lady ever since her husband took office.
Now, she's about to become the only sitting first-lady ever to testify before a federal grand-jury.
Bill Plante has more.
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(( The White House announced that first Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton will answer questions from the Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth Starr
Under subpoena before a Federal grand jury on Friday - about the "discovery and content of the Rose Law Firm billing records."
White House Aide Carolyn Huber told the senate whitewater committee that those records - subpoenaed two years ago - just turned up one day earlier this month in the White House living quarters - in a room used only by the Clintons and staff.
Other white house staff members - and Mrs. Clinton's personal lawyer - were also subpoenaed. In a show of cooperation, the white house announced the testimony, saying: the first lady "is as eager as anyone to resolve questions regarding the billing records."
Mrs. Clinton has answered questions from the independent counsel three times previously - but her appearance before the grand jury is unprecendented.
PROFESSOR PAUL ROTHSTEIN/ GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY:IT WOULD BE INCORRECT TO JUMP TO THE CONCLUSION THAT BECAUSE THE FIRST LADY HAS BEEN SUBPEONAED AND THIS HASNT HAPPENED BEFORE THAT THERE MUST BE SOME WRONGDOING THERE.
Earlier, The White House released a letter inviting the Senate Whitewater Committee to submit written questions to the first lady - but Republicans responded in effect that they'd decide the timing.
MICHAEL CHERTOFF/ REPUBLICAN WHITEWATER COUNSEL:ONCE WE'VE GOTTEN ALL THIS EVIDENCE WE'LL THEN BE IN A POSITION TO KNOW WHAT QUESTIONS WE NEED TO HAVE ANSWERED AND WE'LL GO ON FROM THERE.
The White House has been trying hard to appear cooperative and put the best possible face on the questions surrounding the first lady and whitewater.
All of this comes as the president prepares to give his state of the union address tonight, it;s an election year, and Mr. Clinton will do his best to be optimistic and forward looking.
Bill Plante, CBS News, the White House.))


ISRAEL


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Yigal Amir appeared in a Tel Aviv courtroom this morning for the beginning of his trial for the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
In a rambling statement he confessed to the shooting but said he did not intend to kill Rabin, only paralyze him and force him from office.
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simpson


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Stateside, O-J Simpson is expected to resume his deposition today in the civil suit against him.
Yesterday, for the first time, Simpson answered questions under oath about the deaths of Nicole Brown And Ron Goldman.
The questioning should last several more days.
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Burns


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He made us laugh for decades, now comes word that Comedian George Burns is near death.
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A New York newspaper says Burns, is too weak to eat and may be put on intravenous feeding.
But there is some debate among his close friends about whether that should be done.
Burns turned 100 on Saturday.
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When News 7 returns,
Police in Texas are looking for a pregnant 10-year-old who is on the run,
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and scientists say a space probe that plunged into Jupiter's atmosphere may rewrite the astronomy books.
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RUNAWAY


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Houston police today are looking for a pregnant ten- year- old girl who is eight- and- half months pregnant.
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Authorities say Cindy Garcia and her baby could die if she delivers on the run.
Garcia ran away from an emergency children's shelter Sunday.
She was placed in the shelter after she was discovered living with a 22-year-old man who is believed to be the child's father.
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Houston officials believe Garcia may be heading to Mexico to meet up with her boyfriend.

GALILEO


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Data from the Galileo space probe into Jupiter is yielding surprises, lots of them.
The information is challenging years of theories and may force scientists to look at the cloud- shrouded planet in a whole new light.
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When the Galileo probe went crashing thru the atomsphere of Jupiter in December it found a much different planet than scientists had expected.
What they expected was a planet layered in multi- colored clouds.
A place of violent, almost constant lightning and rain.
But where the probe entered Jupiter there was almost no water.
The lightning the probe picked up was far weaker than expected....and the wind far stronger.
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(( DAVID ATKINSON/UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO DOWN DEEP AND THROUGHOUT THE END OF THE PROBE MISSION WE SAW WINDS THAT WERE BLOWING AROUND 330 MILES AN HOUR." ))
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Galileo is now in perpetual orbit around Jupiter and its moons and will continue to send back data for the next two years.
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Bell-Atlantic


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Bells are ringing for Bell Atlantic workers as they receive a pay raise.
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Bell Atlantic is the last of seven Baby Bells across the country to come to an agreement with the Communications Workers of America.
The two sides bargained for more than five months AFTER the old contract expired.
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The C-W-A says their new deal includes an 11-percent raise over three years, more job security, and increased pension benefits.
The C-W-A represents more than 11-hundred Bell Atlantic workers in our area.
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Radio-Ratings


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Country is cool, apparently.
Advance ratings numbers for the fall of 1995 are in for the Roanoke-Lynchburg market, and
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country station W-Y-Y-D tops the list.
It has almost double the numbers of pop station K-92, which came in second.
Urban sister stations W-J-J-X and W-J-J-S are in third place, less than half a point behind.
In fourth place, rock-and-roll oldies newcomer "The Arrow" made a strong showing.
And adult contemporary station Q-99 continues to dominate its format, coming in fifth.
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Stocks


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The blue chips have moved off yesterday's record high.
Investors are said to be concerned about the continued budget stalemate, and the possibility of default.
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was down thirty-one points.
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Stick around -
When News 7 returns, Patrick Evans will have highlights of local high school basketball,
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and the latest from the college hardwoods.
The Hokies score big in the Associated Press poll.
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Tech


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WRITER=Mike
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The Virginia Tech Hokies jumped into the Associated Press' top 10 last night at number eight.
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Several hours after the ranking was released the Hokies were on the court in New York playing St. Bonaventure.
Damon Watlington starts the Hokies off with a couple of three pointers.
Tech leads by five at the half, thanks largely to a Jordan-like jam from Ace off a Watlington feed.
The Hokies extend the cushion as Travis Jackson goes to the hoop and throws one down.
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Shawn Good hits a three pointer midway through the final half, and Tech hangs on to take the 65-to-58 win.
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Cave


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Now on to high school hoops --
The Cave Spring Knights hosted William Byrd in a non district battle last night.
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Junior Mayo Wilson connects on 7 three pointers for a game high 27 points.
Terrier Coach Paul Barnard says it's a record in his 23 years in coaching.
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Jeff Lang steals the ball from Chris Childress and gives it to Billy Frantz for the deuce.
Byrd wins it 77 to 62, improving to 9 and 3 while Cave Spring falls to 7 and 7.
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RVC


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The Roanoke Valley Christian Eagles soared to their ninth win of the season last night by blasting North Cross 74-to-48.
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North Cross' Brandon Lacroix goes all the way in for a layup at the buzzer, but the Raiders trail by 14.
Roanoke Valley Christian blows it open in the second half as Josh Hunt goes down the court to find Mark Arbogast, who gets it back to Hunt for the hoop.
It's 39-to-23.
Eric Johnson then passes inside to Joel Nester, who gets 2 of his game high 18 points.
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Johnson steps outside and knocks down the three pointer.
The Eagles bury North Cross and improve to 9-and-3 on the season with a 74-to-48 win.
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Bristol


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The man building the new Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth added to his stable of NASCAR tracks by purchasing the Bristol International Raceway.
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Bruton Smith purchased the track from longtime owner Larry Carrier, who says he knows Smith will make the track even better than it is today.
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Aside from his new purchase, Smith also owns four other speedways, including the Charlotte Motor Speedway, and the soon to be completed Texas Speedway.
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Smith says he plans to add even more seats to the half mile oval that already seats 100 thousand.
He also promises that he will not mess with either date at the track this season.

Wrap


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Toodles! Thanks for joining us, and have a great day.