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NOON-HEADLINES

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It's back, another winter storm dumps several inches of snow on the region,
ANCHOR=Melanie
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and a lawyer representing a Roanoke man who claims police brutality, calls for state and federal investigations.
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TALENT=Patrick
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It's Friday, it must be snowing. Our winter of cranky weather continues, with a light dusting of 4 to 8 inches all over Central and Southwest Virginia, and it may not be done just yet, stay tuned for details.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Don't go away, the news is next.

Forecast


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The prophetic words "Light Dusting" again mean significant snowfall for Central and Southwest Virginia.
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Patrick Evans is here to tell us about a storm that isn't quite finished yet.
Patrick, is there more to come?
(mel toss to patrick)
(patrick toss to mel)


Snow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
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Meantime, the snow has turned the Roanoke and New River Valleys into winter wonderlands again.
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Snowplows have been out since midnight clearing roads and putting down chemicals.
Amazingly though--this snow has only been the cause of fender benders.
However--V-DOT officials say that because this is a wetter snow and there's less accumulation than in the last two snows--drivers seem to be deceived by road conditions.
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((LAURA BULLOCK/VA. DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION; WHAT WE'VE NOTICED TODAY IS THAT PEOPLE ARE DRIVING TOO FAST FOR THE CONDITIONS. THEY'RE PROBABLY FOOLING THEMSELVES THINKING THIS IS IS NO BLIZZARD-THIS IS JUST A LIGHT ACCUMULATION OF SNOW, BUT THE ROADS ARE SLICK.))
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Road conditions on Interstate 81 get worse as drivers travel toward the New River Valley.
Roads are passable, but as temperatures drop during the afternoon and evening hours--the roads will become slicker.
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Valley Metro IS running on its regular schedule and regular routes.
And in one school related announcement -- Virginia Western Community College will reopen tonight at five.

Leftwich


ANCHOR=Melanie
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The attorney representing Steven Leftwich says he will request state and federal investigations of his client's confrontation with police over the weekend.
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Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom this afternoon with the latest developments in that story.
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Melanie, yesterday Roanoke police chief M. David Hooper said his officers acted with reasonable force when they subdued and arrested Steven Leftwich early Sunday morning.
But today, Leftwich's attorney said he isn't satisfied with the internal investigation, and will ask the Virginia and U.S Attorneys- General to investigate.
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((Steven Leftwich and his cousin William Hayden attended the news conference this morning, but they let their attorney, Harold Barnes of Norfolk, do the talking.
When police pulled them over on Campbell Avenue early sunday morning, what should have been a routine traffic stop turned into a violent confrontation.
Barnes says his client was hit with a flashlight, repeatedly kicked and punched.
Even if he did do something wrong Barnes said, it was a beating Leftwich didn't deserve.
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((HAROLD BARNES/LEFTWICH'S ATTORNEY: ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR IS THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH, WHEREVER IT FALLS. THAT'S WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR IN THIS MATTER. THE ISSUE OF POLICE OVERREACHING IN THESE KINDS OF SITUATIONS ARE RAMPANT ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND WE THINK IT SHOULD STOP AND IT SHOULD STOP NOW.))
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Barnes says he will ask the state attorney general's office and the U.S. Justice Department to investigate.
He wants a special prosecutor appointed to look into the complaints... and he believes the charges pending against leftwich should be suspended until the investigations are complete.
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And Melanie, Barnes says he's looking for witnesses who may be able to shed more light on exactly what happened Sunday morning.

(QUESTION: IS LEFTWICH PURSUING A LAWSUIT?)


RENTAL-INSPECTION


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In other news from Roanoke --
The city's draft of the proposed Rental Inspection Programs is now circulating throughout the city.
City officials say the proposal is the culmination of a year's work.
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Under the guidelines no vacant rental unit in the inner city could be rented without first receiving a certificate of compliance.
The draft is available in public libraries and the city muncipal building.
A public workshop is scheduled for March 7.
Officials say January's fatal fire involving four children and their grandmother inspired a great deal of public support for the program.
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Fire


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Investigators still haven't determined the cause of a fatal house fire in New Castle last month.
But the case is now closed.
Five- year- old Christopher Howard and his 3- year- old sister, Harle
(HAR-lee) Howard locked themselves in a closet when the blaze started.


They died of smoke inhalation, despite rescue attempts by family and neighbors.
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Craig-School


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Craig County's school superintendent will stay.
That, after a public outpouring of support at last night's school board meeting.
Jay Moore has the story.
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This sums up how a majority of the residents felt following a motion to rescind last week's motion asking for Superintendent Dallas Helems' (HELL-ums) resignation.
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((BONNIE HUTCHINSON: SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: I AT THIS TIME WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO AMEND THE PREVIOUS ACTION TAKEN ON FEBRUARY 6 AND ASKING FOR HIS RESIGNATION. ))
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Hutchinson says she felt the board acted too fast in asking for the resignation.
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((JIM CADY/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: I THINK HER DECISION IS VERY FAIR. I THINK WE SHOULD A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION PRIOR TO TAKEN THE ACTION.))
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Board Member Hettie (Het-tee) Farley had questioned Helems (HELL-um) leadership ability.. in particular.. a recent fuel leak at the county high school.
She also questioned whether the vote was legal... but that didn't stop the board from approving it 3 to 2.
Helem (HELL-um) says hopefully the controversy will also pass.
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((DALLAS HELEMS/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I'VE GOTTEN A LOT OF CALLS. THIS OUTPOURING TONIGHT INDICATED THEIR SUPPORT FOR ME AND THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. ))
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((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: THE CONTROVERSY IS OVER FOR NOW AND THE NEXT STEP WILL BE FOR THE BOARD TO INVESTIGATE THE CHRONOLOGICAL SERIES OF EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE FUEL LEAK. THAT'LL BE MADE PUBLIC AT A LATER MEETING. IN CRAIG COUNTY, JAY MOORE NEWS 7.))
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Clauson


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A Liberty University professor is running for Lynchburg City Council.
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Kevin Clauson announced his bid for council at a news conference this morning.
Clauson is a Republican who says he wants to bring conservative values to city hall.
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((KEVIN CLAUSON/R-CANDIDATE FOR CITY COUNCIL: NOW I PROPOSE IT'S TIME TO COMPLETE THIS REVOLUTION, BRING THE REAGAN REVOLUTION TO THE CITY OF LYNCHBURG, TO ELECT PERSONS SUCH AS MYSELF WHO BELIEVE FIRMLY AND CONSISTENLY IN LIMITED LOCAL GOVERNMENT.))
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Clauson is running for an at-large seat in the May election.

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Stay tuned for the latest on another political race -- the G-O-P presidential primary coming up in New Hampshire,
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and it's not a who- done- it, but a who- wrote- it that's got Washington in a Buzz.
But the mystery author, may not be such a mystery anymore.
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IRA-ARRESTS


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London police have made a number of arrests today in connection with two recent I-R-A bombs.
Last Friday an I-R-A bomb in London killed two people and injured 100.
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Police disarmed a second bomb yesterday that they say was also the work of the outlawed group.
Today's arrests follow raids at more than 20 locations.
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BOSNIA


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NATO forces today are conducting a major manhunt in central Bosnia, searching for anyone who escaped from a terrorist training camp.
Peacekeeping troops seized the camp yesterday and detained six Bosnians and three men presumed to be Iranian.
They also found an arsenal that ranged from sniper rifles and grenades, to children's toys rigged as bombs.
NATO says there's no question the camp is tied to the Muslim-led Bosnian government.
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campaign-96


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Nasty, negative and not much substance.
Those are just a few of the words New Hampshire voters are using to describe last night's presidential debate.
Granite State residents head to the polls in just four days for the nation's first primary.
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The day after the debate the four front-runners are nursing some wounds inflicted on each other.
Pat Buchanan and Bob Dole spent most of their time wrangling with each other -- mostly over trade and tax issues.
Buchanan also defended his campaign co-chairman, Larry Pratt, who has been linked with white supremacists and right wing militia leaders.
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((PAT BUCHANAN/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE;I DON'T THINK MY OLD FRIEND BOB DOLE WILL BE CALLING ME AN EXTREMIST ANY MORE.(CHEERS)WE DID EVERYTHING WE HAD TO DO WE GOT OUR MESSAGE STRAIGHT THROUGH THE CAMERA TO THE COUNTRY FOLK IN NEW HAMPSHIRE.WE STOOD UP FOR LARRY PRATT SEN. BOB DOLE:I DON'T KNOW WHY HE WOULD PRAISE HIM IN A CLOSING STATEMENT., BECAUSE FRANKLY I KNOW ALITTLE ABOUT MR. PRATT I'VE BEEN A TARGET OVER THE YEARS. EVERY TIME I'D GO SOMEWHERE THEY WOULD BE THERE WITH SIGNS LIKE BOB DOLE'S A TRAITOR...SEEMS TO ME...IF THE FACTS ARE TRUE HE SHOULD BE GONE. ))
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Buchanan says Pratt is being attacked because of his strong defense of the constitutional right to bear arms.
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PRIMARY-COLORS


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President Clinton is headed to the granite state this weekend for a little campaigning.
But it seems his '92 campaign is also making news.
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Primary Colors, a political best seller, has not only left readers wondering if it's fact or fiction, but who wrote it.
It's a novel about a presidential campaign that closely resembles Mr. Clinton's 19-92 campaign.
Now a Vassar professor, using sophisticated computer analysis, identifies the author as Joe Klein.
Klein is a political analyst for Newsweek and C-B-S News.
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(( FOSTER..JOE KLEIN WROTE PRIMARY COLORS, OR IT WAS WRITTEN BY AN INCREDIBLY CLEVER IMITATOR WHO WANTED US TO THINK THE BOOK WAS WRITTEN BY SOMEONE WHO WRITES LIKE JOE KLEIN KLEIN:NOW I KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE THE FLAVOR OF THE WEEK..IT IS NOT ME I DID NOT DO IT..THIS IS SILLY. ))
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Other names being tossed around as contenders include Henry Kissinger, Watergate's Bob Woodward and Clinton advisors George Stephanopoulous and James Carville.
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Well, don't be "going, going, gone" just yet --
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a Roanoke landmark goes on the auction block today.
We'll take you there, live, when News 7 returns.
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Auction


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For those who have ever dined at the Jefferson Club and felt compelled to take home a nice pair of salt and pepper shakers or some silverware -- now you can.
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On December 23rd the Roanoke landmark shut down, and today everything is being auctioned off.
The auction has been underway for about an hour now, and will continue through the afternoon.
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Ed Hall owns the company that's auctioning off the property, and he took time out from the bidding to tell us what's on the block.
Has this auction generated a lot of interest?
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(Tell us what's up for bid.)

(What's the most unusual item on the block?)

(The most expensive?)

(Is most of this stuff being sold in bulk?)

(Is there anything left of the club that is NOT for sale, and why?)

(Did Jefferson Club members get first pick?)

(How much longer are you going to be auctioning off these items today, and what can someone do who's watching and wants to come out to bid?)

Stocks


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Stocks are sharply lower but struggling back from their earlier lows.
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was DOWN 29 points.
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Patrick has sports next, including highlights of high school basketball,
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and yesterday's qualifying down in Daytona.
We'll make a pit stop and be right back.
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Fleming


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Patrick Henry sent coach Woody Deans out with a bang at the Patriot gym last night by beating cross city rival William Fleming 71 to 63.
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Deans is retiring at the end of the season - this was his final game on the P-H floor.
Fleming Senior James Stokes connected on 9 first quarter points as the Colonels led by 5 at the end of the first.
And when Stokes cashed in on the offensive rebound the Colonels led by 15.
Fleming's Sterling Tate scored on a variety of shots and the Colonels led by as many as 10.
P-H took a four point lead after three, and scored the first five points of the fourth quarter.
Fleming managed to keep it close taking a one point lead
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with under four minutes left in the game, but the Patriots took over and held on to win 71 to 63.
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Daytona


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The field for the Daytona 500 is now set thanks to some twins.
The 43 car field was decided yesterday in two 125 mile qualifying races.
Mike Stevens has been at the Beach all week long and has this report.
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And Mike will have more from Daytona tonight on News 7 at Five and Six.

wrap


ANCHOR=Melanie
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(****toss to Patrick****)
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Have a good weekend. And that's it for News 7 at Noon.