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As day dawns on Iowa's Republican caucuses, G-O-P presidential hopefuls are putting on a final push for support.
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And allegations of police brutality are lodged against the Roanoke police Department. wx-head
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Roanoke-Police


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An incident between Roanoke City Police and two young men have left a family crying foul.
Now the Mayor is calling for a internal investigation along with a state police investigation.
A 30-year Roanoke County man was hospitalized and later arrested for assaulting two police officers and one state trooper yesterday morning.
Police say the young man was resisting arrest but family members say it's police brutality.
Ron Jones has the story.
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(( 30-year-old Steven Leftwich says some officers beat and choked him for no reason.
The incident happened on Campbell Avenue around 3:30.
The driver 25-year-old William Haden says the police pulled him over for a broken tail light.
Police say Leftwich resisted arrest and fought with the officers and bit one of them as they attempted to take him into custody.
A family member says Leftwich only fought back to survive.
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((MARVA ADAMS/FAMILY MEMBER: WHILE HE WAS DOWN ON GROUND ONE OF THE OFFICERS WAS CHOKING HIM AND HE SAID HE COULD NOT BREATHE SO HE BIT A FINGER SO THEY COULD RELEASE THE PRESSURE OFF HIS NECK. SO HE WAS STRUGGLING TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM HIM. AND HE SAID IT WAS LIKE A BUNCH OF THEM.))
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Haden says Trooper R-J Carpentieri was trying to mace Leftwich as they struggled with him.
Haden says numerous officers arrived to assist.
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However, Haden was not arrested or harmed. Ron Jones, News 7.))
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Fourteen hours after the incident, Leftwich was arrested as he was being released from the hospital.
He's charged with resisting arrest AND assault and battery on Roanoke city officers D-C Dean and E-T Wilson.
He's also charged with maliciously causing bodily injury to Carpentieri.

TRAIN-COLLISION


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In other news --
Investigators say the ENGINEER of a commuter train involved in Friday's commuter crash in New Jersey had been suspended REPEATEDLY in the past.
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John DeCurtis was suspended for more than one hundred days for various infractions, including FAILING to stop and even DERAILING a train.
Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board say DeCurtis also had a color deficiency in his vision.
DeCurtis and another engineer were killed, along with a passenger, when two commuter trains collided.
The crash injured 162.
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CAUCUS


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Iowa today is the site of the first major battle of the G-O-P Presidential campaign.
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In 21-hundred-42 precincts across the state, Iowans will gather to announce their presidential preferences.
It's really just a straw poll.
Delegates will be chosen later in local and district conventions.
But the winners will claim bragging rights heading into next week's New Hampshire primary.
Senator Bob Dole remains heavily favored to win.
But in recent days, polls showing a bunching up of the rest of the field: publisher Steve Forbes, former Tennessee Governor Lamar Alexander, commentator Pat Buchanan and Texas Senator Phil Gramm.
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CLINTON


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And yes, there is a Democratic Caucus today.
President Clinton runs in it unopposed.
But he appeared in Iowa yesterday as well, speaking to thousands of students at Drake University.
Mr. Clinton took guarded aim at the Republicans, saying he's tired of people dividing Americans for their own interest.
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1-Sports


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In sports, the Roanoke Express crowned the Charlotte Checkers yesterday.
Roy Stanley has the highlights.
Good morning Roy.
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CAMPAIGN-96


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The big question in today's Iowa Caucuses may not be who's on first, but who's on second?
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The race to watch apparently will be for the number-two position.
Final polls show Bob Dole in front and a four-way race for second.
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((I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT ANYONE, SOMEON'ES GOT TO FINISH 2ND. I WANT TO FINISH FIRST. AND WE HOPE IT'S A STRONG FIRST AND SOMEBODY ELSE WILL COME IN 2ND AND WE'LL GO ON TO NEW HAMPSHIRE WHERE SOMEBODY ELESE WILL FINISH 2ND. ))
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Yesterday Publisher Steve Forbes demanded an apology from Dole for conducting unfair telephone polls that distorted his positions.
The Dole campaign admits to conducting polls but denies distorting Forbes' views.
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((STEVE FORBES:BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY CAN'T ATTACK THE FLAT BAX ON ITS MERITS SO THEY HAVE TO MAKE UP FATISOUS THINS BOUT IT. IT'S A SAD THING. WE'LL EXPOSE IT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, WE'LL MAKE A GOOD SHOWING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. ))
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But sources say Forbes conducted his own phone campaign, putting Dole in a negative light.
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On the political front in Virginia --
George Landrith has won a victory in his fight for the Fifth District Republican congressional nomination.

Landrith


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Party leaders yesterday voted to hold a CONVENTION instead of a June primary.
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That's GOOD news for Landrith who's major opponent for the G-O-P nomination preferred the primary.
The district committee voted 17-13 to set a May 18th convention at Jefferson Forest High School in Forest.
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Landrith's MAJOR opponent for the G-O-P nomination, Delegate Frank Ruff of Clarksville, pushed for a June primary to be held on the SAME day as the U-S Senate nomination primary.

Made-In-Va


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If your "primary" concern right now is NOT politics, but Valentine's Day, we have a story that will get you in the SPIRIT of the season.
In our latest installment of Made In Virginia, Len Besthoff and Photographer Dennis Brown tell us about one of the state's SWEETEST secrets.
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The 20-plus employees at Nancy's Homemade Fudge in Patrick County make more than a thousand pounds of fudge a day. Nat Sot
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But this small factory nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains makes more than just fudge.
The hobby Nancy Galli turned into a business has annual sales topping one million dollars a year.
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((NANCY GALLI/NANCY'S HOMEMADE FUDGE: WE DO SELL ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. WE ALSO HAVE SOME CANADA CUSTOMERS, AND WE ALSO A CUSTOMER IN MEXICO, AND WE HAVE ONE IN BERMUDA.))
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Nancy's Fudge has beaten out a lot of competitors by selling nearly every flavor imaginable, and doing labor intensive things that other candy makers don't do.
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((GALLI: WE OFFER TO THE RETAIL, THE RETAILER, AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUY OUR CANDY IN SMALL AMOUNTS, SO THAT THEY CAN ALWAYS KEEP IT FRESH ON THEIR SHELVES. AND I THINK THAT HAS REALLY HELPED US GET OUR LITTLE NICHE IN THE CANDY MARKET.))
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That requires a staff with a good knowledge of how to properly make the company's primary product.
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((BRADLEY VAUGHN/NANCY'S HOMEMADE FUDGE: MOSTLY SUGAR, AND YOU PUT IN A LOT OF MILK AND BUTTER, AND YOU PUT IT IN THE KETTLE HERE AND HEAT IT UP, YOU COOK IT YOU KNOW, 15, 20 MINUTES AT A GOOD HOT TEMPERATURE. ONCE WE POUR IT WE PUT IT IN A COOLING ROOM OVER HERE AND COOL IT FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS BEFORE WE PACKAGE IT UP AND SEND IT OUT.))
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Galli's secret to keeping a petite frame in a fudge factory?; eat in moderation.
As for the size of her COMPANY, she plans to keep it small too.
Len Besthoff, for Made In Virginia. Nat Sot
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It was a sweet victory for the East, as it won the the N-B-A All-Star game.
Shaquille O'Neal registered a game-high 25 points and grabbed ten rebounds.
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Michael Jordan earned M-V-P honors despite scoring five fewer points than O'Neal.
Jordan says he may give the trophy to O'Neal.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Republican presidential hopefuls plan a flurry of last-minute campaigning before tonight's Iowa caucuses.
Polls show Bob Dole likely to win, with Steve Forbes, Pat Buchanan, and Lamar Alexander battling for second place.
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Investigators say one of the engineers involved in last week's commuter train wreck in New Jersey had been suspended repeatedly for failing to stop and even derailing a train.
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And a family claims police brutality following the hospitalization and arrest of a man yesterday in Roanoke.
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And that's what's making news on this Monday February 12th.
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News 7 Mornin will be right back. larry-Hello
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IOWA-CAUCUS


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Today Republicans in Iowa go to the polls amid negative campaigning over the air and over the phone.
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Yesterday Steve Forbes demanded an apology from Bob Dole for conducting unfair telephone polls that distorted his positions.
The Dole campaign admits to conducting polls but denies distorting Forbes' views.
But sources tell CBS News that Forbes conducted a similar phone campaign of his own, putting Dole in a negative light.
According to a Des Moines Register poll, Forbes still has a second place position but has lost some voters.
Meantime a Mason Dixon Poll indicates Pat Buchanan is gaining among Christian Coalition backers.
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CLINTON


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And yes, there is a Democratic Caucus today.
President Clinton runs in it unopposed.
But he appeared in Iowa yesterday as well, speaking to thousands of students at Drake University.
Mr. Clinton took guarded aim at the Republicans, saying he's tired of people dividing Americans for their own interest.
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Engineer


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One of the engineers involved in last week's commuter train crash in New Jersey had been suspended repeatedly in the past.
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Federal Transportation officials say John DeCurtis was suspended more than ONE HUNDRED days for various infractions, including FAILING to stop and even DERAILING a train.
He also had a color deficiency in his vision.
DeCurtis and another engineer were killed, along with a passenger, when two commuter trains collided Friday.
The crash injured 162.
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Fire-Roanoke


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A 10- year old girl playing with a cigarette lighter caused a fire in Roanoke last night.
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It happened on Bluestone Avenue at about 9.
Officials say working smoke alarms allowed the occupants to escape without injury.
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((GARRY BASHAM/DISTRICT FIRE CHIEF:THE OCCUPANTS DID GET OUT DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE SMOKE ALARMS WERE WORKING. WHICH MEANS THAT THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT THING THAT YOU DO HAVE SMOKE DETECTORS AND THAT THEY DO WORK. ))
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Officials say the fire caused five-thousand dollars in damages.
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Meantime, the father of four children killed in a fire in Roanoke last month hopes everyone will install smoke detectors in their homes.

Fundraiser


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Mark Leftwich made his comments during a benefit for his family last night.
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Last night bands from as far away as Virginia Beach donated their talent to raise money for Leftwich and his wife.
Even though part of the funds for the funeral service were donated, the Leftwiches still have nearly 17-thousand dollars to cover.
Both the organizers and family members say the community has rallied since the tragedy.
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((JAMES WILLIAMS/BENEFIT ORGANIZER: EVERYBODY PULLED TOGETHER SO WELL. THEY HAVE COOPERATED. THEY HAVE GIVEN EVERY THING THEY CAN GIVE. ALL THE MUSIC STORES, THE COMPANIES HAVE PULLED TOGETHER SO WELL TO HELP PUT IT TOGETHER.))
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The proceeds of the benefit go to the Leftwich Memorial Fund.
Other donations can be made to Belmont Baptist Church.
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3-Sports


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In sports, Roy Stanley has the latest from the world of racing.
Good morning Roy.
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Birthdays
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Three-Larry


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SS=(Heart Saver Saturday-phone numbers ESS#8022)

To sign up for Heart Saver Saturday call 981-7641 or 800-422-8482.

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Leftwich


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A 30-year Roanoke County man was hospitalized and later arrested yesterday for assaulting two Roanoke City police officers and one state trooper.
Police say the young man was resisting arrest but family members say it's police brutality.
Now the Mayor is calling for a internal investigation along with a state police investigation.
Ron Jones has the story.
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(( 30-year-old Steven Leftwich says some officers beat and choked him for no reason.
The incident happened on Campbell Avenue around 3:30.
The driver 25-year-old William Haden says the police pulled him over for a broken tail light.
Police say Leftwich resisted arrest and fought with the officers and bit one of them as they attempted to take him into custody.
A family member says Leftwich only fought back to survive.
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((MARVA ADAMS/FAMILY MEMBER: WHILE HE WAS DOWN ON GROUND ONE OF THE OFFICERS WAS CHOKING HIM AND HE SAID HE COULD NOT BREATHE SO HE BIT A FINGER SO THEY COULD RELEASE THE PRESSURE OFF HIS NECK. SO HE WAS STRUGGLING TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM HIM. AND HE SAID IT WAS LIKE A BUNCH OF THEM.))
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Haden says numerous officers arrived to assist.
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However, Haden was not arrested or harmed. Ron Jones, News 7.))
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Fourteen hours after the incident, Leftwich was arrested as he was being released from the hospital.
He's charged with resisting arrest AND assault and battery on Roanoke city officers D-C Dean and E-T Wilson.
He's also charged with maliciously causing bodily injury to the state trooper.

Blaze


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Roanoke fire officials say working smoke alarms allowed occupants of a home that caught fire to escape without injury.
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It happened on Bluestone Avenue last night.
Officials say a 10- year old girl playing with a cigarette lighter sparked the blaze.
The fire caused about five-thousand dollars in damage.
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Also last night --
People from all over the state took part in a benefit for the family of the victims of a fatal fire.

Family-Benefit


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Four children and their grandmother died last month when their Stewart Avenue house was gutted by the blaze.
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Last night bands from as far away as Virginia Beach donated their talent to raise money for Patricia and Mark Leftwich.
Even though part of funds for the funeral service were donated, the Leftwiches still have nearly 17-thousand dollars to cover.
The children's father, Mark Leftwich, says it took a tragedy to draw attention to the problems in many rental properties.
He says he hopes everyone will put smoke detectors in their homes.
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((MARK LEFTWICH/FATHER: I JUST WANT EVERYBODY'S HOME TO BE SAFE, SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH WHAT I WENT THROUGH. CAUSE I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO SEE ANYBODY SUFFER THE WAY I SUFFERED.))
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The proceeds of the benefit go to the Leftwich Memorial Fund.
Other donations can be made to Belmont Baptist Church.
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Feedback-2/11


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Turning now to our viewer mail -- government regulation of the Internet is one topic that's come up.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean with News-7's Feedback.
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An Internet surfer from Blacksburg is critical of efforts to control computer pornography, both on a state and federal level.
"This is just another attempt by government to censor and regulate what we see," he wrote. You need be concerned with this matter as well. Once they start censoring the Internet, they'll start to want to censor everything. Please, when running stories like that, take the consequences of your actions into consideration. The story you ran was slanted towards the opinion that the Internet should be censored. The Internet shouldn't be censored, the kids should."
Another viewer from Blacksburg thought our story on Virginia climatologist Pat Micheals' views on global warming was one-sided.
"The general consensus among climate change researchers...is that ever increasing outputs of greenhouse gases by industrial societies are affecting the climate, and while prediction of the impacts will always have uncertainty, the potential risk to humanity and the biosphere is so great that to ignore the problem and put off response could be "catastrophic". You do a great disservice to your viewers by effectively dismissing what may be one of the most critical issues facing us at the global and local levels. Of course, we do not want to cause undue anxiety for those living in harm's way (i.e. the floodplain), or incur unnecessary expenses in our economy. But, on the other hand, if the community is not presented a complete and balanced picture of the information that exists, then you are not supporting rational social discourse."
We welcome your comments on our news coverage and topics in the news.
Letters should be addressed to News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke Virginia, 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 540-343-7269.
And if you're on-line, our E-mail address is WDBJ7@teleweb.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))


4-scores


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In sports --
Michael Jordan is back in familiar mid-season surroundings, leading the East to victory in the N-B-A All-Star Game.
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Playing his first All-Star Game in three years, Jordan collected 20 points and four rebounds in a 129-to-118 triumph over the West.
Jordan appeared to be an unpopular M-V-P choice.
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Fans booed after the announcement and Jordan left the trophy behind following the post-game press conference.
Some felt Shaquille O'Neal deserved the award -- he led the East with a game-high 25 points.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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