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NOON-HEADLINES

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A Halifax County store owner is found murdered this morning.
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ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot


And Houston police catch up with a pregnant ten- year- old runaway, due to deliver any day.
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Sunshine today won't warm us up too much, and more rain is in the forecast as early as tomorrow afternoon. Stay tuned for your complete foreast from the News 7 Weather Center.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Don't go away, the News is next.

Halifax-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tha
TAPE#96-4
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Authorities say it was a customer who discovered the body of a Halifax County store owner who had apparently been shot just minutes after opening for business.
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It happened early this morning at Bill's Country Store on Route 7-11 in the community of Harmony.
Authorities say 59-year-old Bill Maxie was lying on the ground outside a storage closet. He was apparently shot twice.
Part of a cash register was on the ground nearby.
Friends say Maxie was well known in the community.
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Authorities are still at the scene. No arrests have been made.
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Bolling


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#edit of correction 95-50
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A Bedford County man is standing trial for the murder of his girlfriend.
Forty-nine-year old Joe Gardner Bolling pleaded not guilty to the charges this morning in Bedford County Circuit Court.
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Bolling is accused of fatally shooting 27-year-old Torena Lynn Wright outside their Timber Ridge home June 18th.
Bolling told police the shooting was an accident.
A rescue squad worker is expected to testify that Wright told her the same thing immediately after the shooting.
Jury selection took most of the morning, and Bolling's trial is expected to last at least two days.
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Simpson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORN
WRITER=mel
TAPE# NET
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O.J. Simpson's first in-depth T-V interview is drawing fire from his critics.
An attorney representing the family of Simpson's former wife Nicole calls the interview a ``shameless public relations ploy.''
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Last night on Black Entertainment Television Simpson pleaded with America to accept his acquittal and let him live his life in peace.
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((TO THIS DAY I AM THE SOUL SUPPORTER OF MY KIDS, I HOPE TO BE ABLE TO SEND THEM TO COLLEGE, THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO DON'T WANT ME TO EARN A LIVING IN ANY WAY SHAPE, OR FORM, THEY WANT ME TO RUN, I DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY WANT ME TO RUN. BUT I'M AN AMERICAN, I THINK I'VE BEEN A GOOD AMERICAN, I'M JUST AS INNOCENT AS ANYONE. I SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO SUPPORT MY FAMILY AND EARN A LIVING. ))
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Today Simpson answers more questions, in private.
It's the fourth day of his deposition in his civil suit.
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FIRING-SQUAD


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
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One minute after midnight a Utah death row inmate becomes the first person to be executed by a firing squad since 19-77.
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John Taylor is sentenced to die for the 19-89 rape and murder of an eleven- year- old girl.
Defense attorneys say they're ready to block his execution, but they say Taylor gives no indication he wants them to do that.
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HANGING


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Taylor's execution comes one day after Delaware conducted the nation's first hanging in 30 years.
Billy Bailey went to the gallows early this morning for killing an elderly couple in 19-79.
Bailey was sentenced to hang before Delaware changed its method of execution to injection in 19-86.
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RUNAWAY


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL;
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After four days of searching Texas police have found a pregnant runaway.
Cindy Garcia was picked up last night in Houston.
The youngster, who is eight- and- half- months pregnant, is scheduled to see a doctor today.
Jeff McShan has more.
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(( Little Cindy Garcia is being held here at the harris county juvenile detention center. Her picture was all over the papers on tv here in town,helped police find her late last night.
It was at this apartment complex in north houston that police found the 10 year old pregnant runaway she was with her 22 year old boyfriend. An annonymous caller led officers to apartment 13. RAY GUILLEN/HOUSTON POLICE: AT THE BEGINNING THEY WERE LYING AND WE SEPARATED THEM AND EVENTUALLY THEY SAID THEY WERE THE ONES. THE LITTLE GIRL JUST SAID SHE WAS AFRAID BECAUSE SHE SAID THEYW ERE TRYING TO TAKE THE KID AWAY FROM HER. Cindy garcia is believed to be 8 and a half months pregnant.
authorities have been frantically looking for her because they feared she might have trouble with the birht that could come at anytime. JOHNSON: THE PERSON THAT TIPPED US OFF ACTUALLY FOUND THEM AT A GROCERY STORE JSUT DOWN THE STREET FROM WHERE SHE LIVED AND THEY WERE ON THE OUTSIDE WHEN THIS LADY WAS COMING OUT OF THE GROCERY STORE AND THEY APPROACHED THEM FOR MONEY. THEY TOLED THEM THEY WERE HUNGRY AND WATED MONEY FOR FOOD, THE LADY IMMEDIATELY RECOGNIZED THE GIRL FROM THE TLEVISION AND TOLD THEM SHE DIDN'T HAVE A LOT OF MOENY BUT THAT SHE WOULD BE GLAD TO TAKE THEM TO HER APARTMENT. And when the arrived there, in the back bedroom, the woman called police.
JOHNSON:IT'S A GOOD RELIEF, SHE SOUNDED LIKE SHE WAS PRETTY RESERVED ALL IN ALL BUT SHE LOOKED LIKE SHE WAS IN GOOD SHAPE.
Miss garcia, who autorities say looks 13 or 14, ran away from a shelter when she learned her boyfriend woud probably be arrested and two days after the
couple disappeared police indeed charged pedro sotelo with aggravated sexual

assault. he is now behind bars.
GUILLEN: HE IS DENYING THAT HE'S IN TROUBLE. HE SAYS HE'S JUST IN LOVE WITH THE GIRL. Cindy garcia continues to claim she is 14 years old. her mother who lives here in Houston says she has the child's birth cirtificate and is indeed 10.
Whatever the case, she'll stay here overnight and will then be in the custody of c.p.s. children's protective services. Jeff McShan for CBS news.))

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Still to come on News 7,
Funeral services are today for the five family members killed in a weekend fire,
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and it turns out another fire in Roanoke was not a racial act.
More on the cross-burning on Stewart Avenue.
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Marshall-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-107
GRAPHIC=Fire


Some scary moments in Old Southwest in Roanoke this morning... as yet another house is ravaged by flames.
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At around ten- forty, fire shot out of this house on Marshall Avenue.
This time human lives were spared... but a number of pets were killed.
Fire officials say at least four dogs and a cat died from either burns or smoke inhalation.
But emergency crews were able to save one canine life.
A preliminary investigation shows the fire may have started on an upstairs mattress-- either from a smoldering cigarette or from a nearby heater.
But fire crews are not ruling out arson at this time.
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((CHIEF BEV MITCHELL/ROANOKE CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT: WE HAVEN'T RULED OUT ANYTHING OR DETERMINED THAT IT MIGHT BE THAT. WE HAVEN'T RULED THAT OUT YET. ))
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Mitchell says the residents were not home when the fire started.
Witnesses identify them as Edmund and Lora Robinson.
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City-Housing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#95-109
GRAPHIC=NONE


Funeral services for the four children and grandmother who were killed in Saturday's house fire in Roanoke are today at Belmont Baptist Church.
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An extension cord was blamed for the blaze -- it caught fire and the flames spread to a second floor apartment.
Officials initially said they would not cite the landlord for failing to install smoke detectors.
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((RON MILLER/ROANOKE BUILDING COMMISSIONER: IT'S A VERY SENSITIVE ISSUE AND WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE THAT WE HAVE DONE THE RIGHT THING AND I THINK THIS WILL PUT IT IN PERSPECTIVE.))
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But yesterday they called in commonwealth's attorney Don Caldwell to review the case.
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((DON CALDWELL/ROANOKE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: MY DETERMINATION WILL BE BASED UPON WHAT THEY SHARE WITH ME CONCERNING HOW THE FIRE STARTED AND WHAT IF ANY CONTRIBUTIONS MIGHT BE LAID TO ANY INDIVIDUAL OR GROUPS OF INDIVIDUALS.))
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Meanwhile, the city has received more than 100 requests for building inspections, and more than 50 requests for home safety inspections since Monday.
The Fire Department has also given away more than 30 smoke detectors this week and is ordering more.

Cross-Burning


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-1
GRAPHIC=NONE


Officials say they now know the motive behind another weekend fire in Roanoke.
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The cross burning was apparently set by an upset neighbor.
Police say they've spoken with the residents of 12-22 Tompkins Avenue-- who don't believe their inter- racial relationship led to the incident.
Cross burning is a felony in Virginia.
Police are still investigating.
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Wrecking-Crew


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#95-110
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Some former Halifax County football stars have taken quite a fall from glory.
In 1991, the Halifax County Comets secured a state title.
Now, several players have found themselves in trouble with the law.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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((With a 14- and 0 record, the Comets were clearly on top.
The team was affectionately pegged "The Wreckin' Crew"-- a name they lived up to by defeating Lloyd Byrd High School for the State Title.
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((LARRY CLARK/HALIFAX CO. PRINCIPAL: WE'VE HAD MEMBERS OF THAT TEAM WHO'VE GONE ON TO THE COAST GUARD ACADEMY, TO THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY, TO THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, TO EMORY AND HENRY.))
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take su
Unfortunately, the State Title did not follow all the players in a positive light.
For some, going head to head with a teams like GW Danville would prove easy compared to what was in store down the road. end su
Robert Clark was the first of three players to run into serious trouble.
Two years after winning the state title, he was convicted of Capital Murder.
Larry Smith coached the team to victory.
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((LARRY SMITH/HALIFAX CO. FOOTBALL COACH: I HATE ITS HAPPENED BUT AT THE SAME TIME I DON'T FEEL LIKE A CERTAIN PART OF THIS SCHOOL SHOULD BE STIGMATIZED FOR THE MISTAKES OF OTHERS.))
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Not long afterward, another player was arrested for murder.
George Boyd was later acquitted.
But he was convicted of petty larceny for his role in the crime.
It's too early to tell what will become of J- J Powell.
The former team member wanted for the county's latest murder has yet to be apprehended.
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((JOHN GREENBACKER/HALIFAX CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY: I PERSONALLY HAVE WONDERED WHETHER OR NOT ITS GOOD TO GIVE YOUNGSTERS THE TRAPPINGS AND PUBLIC ADULATION SO EARLY IN THEIR LIVES BECAUSE OF SPORTS WHEN THERE'S A VERY HIGH LIKELIHOOD THEY CAN NOT SUSTAIN THAT POSITION BEYOND A FEW MONTHS. ))
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That question is one many have pondered. At the same time, it's unlikely anyone will ever find a clear cut answer. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
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When News 7 returns,
One of two winning lottery tickets is from Roanoke.
We'll show you the lucky numbers,
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and we'll shou you the UN-lucky circumstances surrounding a popular recreation area.
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POWERBALL


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=MEL
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It's not the sound of music but the sound of dollars signs that's ringing this afternoon in the Blue Grass state.
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Lottery officials say a ticket purchased in Kentucky matched all six numbers in last night's Powerball drawing.
It's worth close to 90 million dollars.
No word yet on who the lucky ticket holder is.
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Lottery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=nle
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Va Lottery


And someone in the Star City is half a million dollars richer this morning.
Lottery officials say someone in Roanoke and Norfolk purchased tickets that matched last night's million dollar lotto drawing.
Get your ticket out to check.
The winning numbers are
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are four, six, seven, eight, ten and 15.

Cascades


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95=112
GRAPHIC=Flood aftermath


Last week's flooding has forced the Cascades Recreation Area in Giles County to close indefinitely.
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About 90 percent of the trail to the falls sustained major damages.
Rocks slid from saturated hillsides, and Little Stoney Creek deposited even more debris when it raged out of its banks.
The floodwaters wiped out two bridges and severely damaged a third.
Much of the trail must be completely rebuilt, at an estimated cost of as much as 300 thousand dollars.
But with cuts to the Forest Service budget, the question is when.
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((BILL SWEET/RECREATION STAFF OFFICER: SO WHERE WE NORMALLY HAVE A TRAIL CONSTRUCTION BUDGET OF ANYWHERE FROM 150 TO 300 THOUSAND DOLLARS, WE WON'T BE LOOKING AT ANYMORE THAN 50 THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND THAT WON'T TAKE US VERY FAR ON THIS PROJECT. ))
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The upper trail is an old access road.
It sustained some damage as well, but may be able to reopen this summer.
The Cascades is a popular recreation and tourist spot. Last year it hosted more than 115 thousand visitors between May and November.
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Olestra


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
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The nation's first zero-calorie artificial fat has been given the government's stamp of approval, but with strings attached.
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After rigourous testing, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the commercial use of Olestra.
It will be used mostly in snack foods like potato chips and crackers.
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(( DR. DAVID KESSLER...COMMISSIONER, FOOD AND DRUG ADMIN:CONSUMERS NEED TO KNOW TWO THINGS ABOUT OLSETRA. ONE IT IS SAFE TO EAT IN CERTAIN SNACK FOODS...TWO THOUGH IT CERTAIN SIDE EFFECTS IN CERTAIN PEOPLE...THEY'VE BEEN REVIEWED AND FOUND TO BE NOT MEDICALLY SIGNIFCANT" ))
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Those side effects include abdominal problems and the inability to absorb crucial vitamins.
Because of the potential risk the F-D-A is requiring a warning label on all products containing Olestra.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
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Stocks are slightly down, giving up some of the gains that sent the blue chips up to another record close yesterday.
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was down thirteen points.
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Patrick Evans has sports next.
Some Pittsburgh team members decided to "steel" the spotlight from players who actually show up for a press conference,
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and first it was the football team, and now it's the basketball team.
The Virginia Tech Hokies are on a run for the top.
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Super


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB95-2
GRAPHIC=Pittsburg Steelers


Twenty members of the Pittsburgh Steelers skipped yesterday's mandatory news conferecne in Tempe, Arizona.
In past years many players have been fined for such behavior.
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One player who did show up was Quarterback Neil O'Donnell, who says the Cowboys better be ready.
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((NEIL O'DONNELL/PITTSBURGH QUARTERBACK:))
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=Superbowl XXX


The big game between the Steelers and the Cowboys is this Sunday.
Kick off is 6:20.




UVa


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VB96-1
GRAPHIC=UVA LOGO


The Virginia Cavaliers were in Winston-Salem last night trying to keep from falling below the 500 mark on the season against Wake Forest.
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In the first half Chris Alexander, knocks one in for the Cavs.
But Wake answers on the other end with a jump hook from Tim Duncan as the Deacons take the lead.
Wake has a 10 point lead at the half.
Harold Deane scores a game high 28 points.
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But U-V-a falls to 7-and-8 on the season with the 81-to-64 loss to the Deacons.
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Tech


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#TB96-1
GRAPHIC=Tech Hoops


The Virginia Tech basketball team is bouncing its way into the upper tier of college basketball these days.
And Roy Stanley says the Hokies are handling the upward mobility quite well.
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((The Hokies are now hanging out with the big boys.
Last week the Hokies and Forward Ace Custis were featured in Sports Illustrated.
This week C-B-S sports spent the day at the Cassell and will feature the Hokies this weekend.
Tech is ranked 8-th in the Associated Press Poll the hokies are 12 and 1 overall and 5 and 0 in the Atlantic 10.)) ((BILL FOSTER/TECH HEAD COACH: )) ((The Players are enjoying all the exposure but they know all it takes is one slip and the spot light will go dim.
But the seniors are working hard on and off the court with the new and young players to prevent anybody from getting the big head.)) ((SHAWN SMITH/TECH FORWARD: )) ((BILL FOSTER: )) ((ROY STANDUP: ))

Wrap


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That's it for News 7 at NOON--
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