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NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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Two deaths in as many days--- authorities look for answers following the

mysterious deaths of two southwest Virginia college students.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And in Hollywood, Oscar nominations are announced for the 68th Academy Awards.
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TALENT=Patrick
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A brief respite from the clouds will end tonight, with a possibility of VERY light precipitation. I'll tell you all about it coming up from the News 7 Weather Center.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Don't go away, the news is next.

Radford-Student


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-6
GRAPHIC=radford university


The investigation into the death of a Radford University student has prompted the university to suspend two fraternities for possible alcohol infractions.
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18 year- old Valerie Cole was found dead in her dorm room Saturday.
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Blood tests must still determine whether her death was alcohol- related.
But officials say evidence indicates Cole attended parties Friday night hosted by Chi (KYE) Phi and Pi (Pye) Kappa Phi, where both fraternities allegedly violated several alcohol policies.
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((JIM HICKS/RU GREEK AFFAIRS COORD.: WE WILL BE CONTINUING TO QUESTION STUDENTS AND THE MEMBERS OF THE FRATERNITIES TO REALLY GET AT THE SPECIFICS OF WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT AND TO SEE IF THERE WERE MORE VIOLATIONS THAN WE MIGHT BE AWARE OF. ))
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The national offices of both fraternities have also suspended the charters at Radford pending the outcome of the investigation.
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Tech-Body


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-4
GRAPHIC=virginia tech


Yesterday, Virginia Tech police recovered a body of a graduate student on that campus.
The Associated Press quotes police as saying they also suspect alcohol may have played a role in the death.
Tracy Altizer has the story.
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(( 27 year- old Theresa Cortney Gillespie was working on her masters degree in English.
Her husband, Clyde Gillespie says she was a published poet.
Her body was found inside a fenced- in ROTC repelling area, with no VISIBLE signs of foul play.
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((DAVID NUTTER/UNIVERSITY RELATIONS: A STUDENT WAS COMING THROUGH THIS PATH AREA THAT'S HEAVILY TRAVELED BY STUDENTS AND SAW SOME CLOTHES IN SOME LEAVES. HE THOUGHT IT LOOKED SUSPICIOUS, HE CALLED THE VIRGINIA TECH POLICE, WE SENT SOME OFFICERS OVER AROUND 2:30 OR 3:00 AND THAT'S WHEY THEY DISCOVERED THAT THERE WAS A BODY THERE. ))
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Gillespie's husband told News-7 he last saw Theresa Saturday when they had dinner at Maxwell's in Blacksburg.
He says he didn't report her missing because she had taken trips with friends without telling him before.
The couple lived on Harrell Street in Blacksburg. Theresa's body was found just a couple of blocks away, in an area where her husband says the two often went jogging together.
Her body has been sent for an autopsy to determine how she died.
Tracy Altizer, News 7.)) Houser
ANCHORMelanie=
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tho
TAPE#96-3
GRAPHIC=legal scales


In Roanoke --
Another man charged in the shooting death of Randall Carter pleaded guilty today.
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Twenty-four-year-old Michael James Houser was convicted of robbery and first degree murder.
Carter was shot in his Memorial Avenue home last June after Houser and another man entered his house.
Houser was also shot in the incident.
The Commonwealth's Attorney says that a harsh sentencing recommendation can be expected.
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((DON CALDWELL/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; I WON'T BE ABLE TO TELL YOU WHAT WE RECOMMEND UNTIL WE SEE BOTH PRESENTENCE REPORTS. REGARDLESS, I THINK YOU CAN ANTICIPATE THAT WE WILL RECOMMEND A VERY HEAVY PUNISHMENT IN THIS CASE-IT WAS A VERY SENSELESS CRIME.))
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Houser is expected to be sentenced on April 9th.

Leftwich


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#=96-7
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The man accused of attacking two Roanoke City Police officers and a State Trooper during a traffic stop also appeared in court to face more charges this morning.
Now police are saying drugs were found.
Double Box=Melanie/Ron


Ron Jones was at the courthouse earlier, and is now in our newsroom with the latest.
LIVE=Ron/Full
SUPER=@Ron1;


Melanie, Steven Leftwich was charged Sunday with assault and malicious wounding of three officers.
However, yesterday police went to the magistrate again and issued two new charges of possession of marijuana and another charge of malicious wounding.
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(( Steven Leftwich arm and arm with family members made his second appearance in as many days.
His new charges of possesion of marijuana and malicious wounding were read by the judge.
It all started 3:30 Sunday morning when Leftwich was a passenger in a car that was pulled over for a broken tail light.
The driver William Hayden, says Leftwich was ordered out of the car and that's when the incident occurred.
Some community leaders are suspicious about the second charge.
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((PERNELLER WILSON/S.C.L.C. PRESIDENT: I QUESTION IT. IT SORT OF REMINDS ME OF SOME OF THE THINGS WE SEE ON T.V. THE INCIDENT THAT HAPPENED IN PHILADELPHIA WHERE THE POLICE HAD PLANTED DRUGS TO BUILD UP THEIR FACTS. I CANNOT SAY THIS IS HAPPENING IN ROANOKE BUT IT HAS BEEN KNOWN TO HAPPEN BEFORE TO BUILD UP THEIR CASE SO I DO QUESTION IT. HOW COME THEY DIDN'T CHARGE HIM DAY ONE WITH THIS.))
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Roanoke Police and State Police say there is an internal affairs investigation going on at this time.
However, Chief Hooper and an official with state police say this procedure is routine anytime force is used.
And they stated they would not make any comment until the investigation is complete.

(mel - Q&A: Ron, why did it take the police more than thirty hours to charge

Leftwich with possession of the marijuana.)

Danville-Police


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=THa

TAPE95-113
GRAPHIC=NONE


Meantime, serious allegations are being lodged against the Danville Police Department.
Jeffrey Williams, a former officer, claims he was fired for looking into charges of police misconduct.
He wants a jury to restore his badge and his reputation.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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SUPER=01-Jeffrey Williams/Former Police Officer; :00 quick
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.; :06 quick
SUPER=04-June 1994; :20
SUPER=01-Bill Hicklin/Williams' Attorney; 1:06
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((JEFFREY WILLIAMS/FORMER DANVILLE POLICE OFFICER: THIS PERSON THAT I WAS TAKING THIS COMPLAINT FROM HAD MORE THAN A LEGITIMATE COMPLAINT. ))
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OUT Q=more than a legitimate complaint.


Jeffrey Williams is referring to allegations of police misconduct made by his distant relative, Pam Carter.
Williams say Carter was upset about the night she and her husband were brought in for questioning surrounding the murder of a Danville Winn Dixie store manager.
He says Pam Carter complained she was in handcuffs and so scared she urinated on herself, but wasn't allowed to change clothes.
No charges related to the case were ever filed against the couple-- but Williams say the fact he looked into the matter cost him his job.
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((DURING THE INVESTIGATION, I FOUND OUT I HAD REPORTED THE COMPLAINT TO THE PEOPLE SHE WAS COMPLAINING ON THAT'S WHEN I BELIEVE THINGS STARTED TURNING SOUR TOWARD ME.))
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Bill Hicklin is Williams' attorney.
He thinks Williams' case was meant to be an example to other cops who question the department's practices.
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((BILL HICKLIN/WILLIAMS' ATTORNEY: ANY SUSPICION THAT ANY POLICE OFFICER WOULD ACTUALLY COME FORWARD WITH WHAT'S ACTUALLY GOING ON IS INTOLERABLE AND THAT OFFICER WILL BE FIRED TO SILENCE THAT OFFICER AND TO INTIMIDATE ANY OTHERS WHO MIGHT CONSIDER COMING FORWARD.))
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Danville's police chief isn't commenting on Williams' case, nor that of a Danville businessman.
Sam Sakellaris, Junior says he was beaten by two Danville police officers during a routine traffic stop.
In his lawsuit, he further alleges, the practice was tolerated and encouraged by upper brass. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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When News 7 returns,
Exotic dancers in Montgomery County and Radford are "stripped" of their pasties and G-strings,
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and in Iowa -- Bob Dole gains another step in his race for the White House.
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IOWA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=Campaign '96


The first big battle for the G-O-P presidential nomination is over and Bob Dole is the winner.
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SUPER=03-Des Moines, IA/Last Night;


He pulled in 26 percent of the vote in last night's Iowa caucuses,-- enough to win, but much less than the 37 percent he won in Iowa in 19-88.
SUPER=03-Manchester, NH/Today;


Dole is now in New Hampshire for round two in the Republican bout-- historically a make or break contest for presidential contenders.
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((SEN. BOB DOLE: WE'RE GOING TO MAKE AMERICA A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE FOR OUR CHILDREN AND OUR GRANDCHILDREN THAT'S WHAT THIS RACE IS ALL ABOUT AND WHEN IT'S OVER BILL CLINTON WILL BE OUT OF WORK ANDI'LL BE IN THE WHITE HOUSE. ))
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Christian conservative Pat Buchanan is hot on Dole's heels winning 23 percent of the vote last night.
He has also done well in New Hampshire in the past.
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((PAT BUCHANAN; THIS IS NOT A VICTORY OF ONE MAN, A VICTORY FOR A NEW IDEA IN THE REPUBLICAN PART AND NATIONAL POLITICS A NEW CONSERVATISM OF THE HEART. ))
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Former Tennessee Governor Lamar Alexander placed third.
Flat tax candidate Steve Forbes placed a distant fourth.
And Texas Senator Phil Gramm landed a far away fifth ...out of nine Republicans.
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Payne


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=lf payne


L- F Payne says it's a bit early to voice his support for any one candidate, now that he's announced his retirement from Congress.
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SUPER=03-Danville;


The Democrat was in Danville this morning speaking at G-W High School.
Last Monday, Payne told reporters he never intended to make Congress a career.
The following day, veteran State Senator Virgil Goode announced his intentions to run for the Fifth District seat.
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((REP. L- F PAYNE/D-FIFTH DISTRICT: HE WOULD CERTAINLY FOLLOW IN THE CONSERVATIVE TRADITION THAT THE DISTRICT HAS BEEN REPRESENTED IN THE PAST AND SO I THINK HE'LL BE A VERY STRONG CANDIDATE AND CERTAINLY SOMEONE I INTEND TO WORK WITH AND HELP IN ANY WAY I CAN. ))
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The Democratic party is reportedly interested in Payne as a candidate for Lieutenant Governor.
But Payne has NOT made any official announcement.

Meeting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=NONE


In Montgomery County, the Board of Supervisors has determined just how much strippers can take off.
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The action stems froms the controversy surrounding the re-opening of "Juicie's" night club.
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((DOUGLAS BLISS: THESE CLUBS REPRESENT A DARK SPOT ON THE COMMUNITY. IT IS BASICALLY SEX FOR MONEY. ))
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SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Last Night;


Others say while the first amendment protects freedom of expression-- it does not protect strip clubs.
After hearing these concerns, the board approved an amendment to its obscenity code-- requiring exotic dancers to wear the minimum of a bikini.
Juicie's owner says the ordinance is not fair.
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((KEITH GUTHRIE/JUICIE'S EXOTIC CABARET: I DO NOT LET ANYONE IN UNDER 18. WE DON'T SERVE ALCOHOL, WE'RE NON-ALCOHOLIC. WE KEEP PEOPLE OFF THE STREET, FROM DRIVING. YOU HAVE TO PAY A COVER CHARGE. YOU CAN'T GET IN THERE-- YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON BEFORE YOU COME IN. AND I JUST THINK IT'S VERY UNFAIR. ))
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Guthrie says he'll fight to keep Juicie's open.
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TALENT=Melanie
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Meantime, Radford City Council last night passed two ordinances to prohibit public nudity and obscenity in the city.
That after Bumper's Cafe opened.

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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Still to come --
Center in the Square is the center of national attention,
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and what do a pig, some astronauts and a postman have in common?
Stay tuned and we'll show you.
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Oscars-nominations


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=none


In Hollywood, it's a battle between a warrior, an astronaut, a postman and a pig.
Jane Robelot has the rundown on today's Oscar nominations.
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Center-Square


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-9
GRAPHIC=none


Roanoke's Center in the Square has been the center of attention lately.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The cultural complex has been awarded one of 25 National Excellence Awards recognizing outstanding solutions to urban problems.
The Center received the award from the U-S Secretary of Housing and Urban Development during a ceremony at the United Nations in New York.
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((JAMES SEARS/CENTER IN THE SQUARE: THE SECRETARY EMPHASIZED THAT THE 25 PROGRAMS SELECTED STAND FOR THE VERY BEST PROGRAMS THIS NATION HAS TO OFFER THE WORLD.))
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The Center's design will be showcased during The City Summit, a United Nations convention that will be held in Instanbul (iss-stan-BOOL), Turkey, later this year.
Center In The Square houses five separate cultural organizations.
It's 13 years old.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE#none
SS=Stocks


Stocks have been narrowly mixed for much of today's session, after darting lower at the opening bell.
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was UP 3-and-a-half points.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Stick around.
Up next, Patrick will tell us what's going on down in Daytona,
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and V-M-I scores a big win against a former head coach.
We'll have the highlights.
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VMI


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=twe
TAPE#-BB96-2
GRAPHIC=VMI


VMI's winningest head coach returned to Cameron Hall last night in a battle against his former Keydets.
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Joe Cantafio left to coach Furman two years ago.
V-M-I took an early 12 point lead.
Lester Johnson picks up the loose ball and scores the duece.
Lawrence Gullette nails this 3-pointer, part of his 20 for the night.
Furman's Chuck Vincent scores down low with the nice move.
His teammate, Jason Stewart hits the open 3 to trim the Keydet's lead to 6 at the break.
But, in the second half, VMI pulls away with a 27 to 7 run and cruises to
its SUPER=33-VMI/=83/Furman/=57;

first win over Furman in 5 years, 83 to 57.
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Daytona


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=R-31
GRAPHIC=Daytona


One of the questions this week in Daytona is whether Dale Earnhardt would finally win the 500.
But as Mike Stevens explains, the OTHER Dale has captured most of the lime light so far.
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SUPER=01-Eddie Wood/Wood Brothers Crew Chief; 1:26
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Wrap


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WRITER=cst
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Thanks for joining us. ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot