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Coming up News Seven at eleven,
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a jury in Chatham today convicted Kirby Dehart of Ferrum of second degree murder for the second time.
President Clinton joins the race with republicans in New Hampshire.
And investigators in Maryland are still trying to determine the cause of a train wreck that killed eleven people.
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ANCHOR=Ron
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News seven at eleven is next.

Melrose-Body


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Roanoke City Police are investigating a body that was found in the 11-hundred block of Pilot Street, Northwest.
38- Year- old Patricia Ann Lockhart was found a block away from her home around 3-45 this afternoon.
The cause of death is still unknown.
The body was turned over to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

Dehart


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A jury convicted Kirby Dehart(Dee-Hart) of second degree murder for the second time.
Dehart was found guilty of shooting 81-year-old Effie Rakes in 1991.
The three day re-trial ended today.
As Denise Allen reports Dehart was also found guilty of use of a firearm in commission of a murder and sexual battery of the victim's invalid daughter.
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((A change of venue moved the re-trial from Franklin County to the Pittsylvania County courthouse.
But the verdict was the same.
A jury found Kirby Dehart guilty of second degree murder. ((CLIFF HAPGOOD/FRANKLIN CO. PROSECUTOR: THE JURY HAS FOUND THAT KIRBY DEHART IS A MURDERER AND MOLESTER. I THINK THAT WAS IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE TO UNDERSTAND. I WON'T SAY I'M NOT DISAPPOINTED IN THE SENTENCING BECAUSE WE WERE HOPING HE'D HAVE THE SAME 27 YEARS WHICH WAS THE MAXIMUM.)) ((TOM BLAYLOCK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: I'M DISAPPOINTED HE WAS NOT ACQUITTED, BUT ON THE OTHER HAND HE HAS A SENTENCE TEN YEARS LESS THAN HE HAD.))
Effie Rakes was shot to death in June of 1991.
Fingerprints on a beer can and an outside window led investigators to Kirby Dehart.
In 1992 a jury convicted him of murder.
But an appeals court threw out the conviction because a prospective juror said she might have been influenced by news coverage of the case.
This time Dehart testified on his own behalf. ((IF IT WAS JUST HIS FINGERPRINTS AND NO EXPLANATION THEY WOULD PROBABLY FIND HIM GUILTY ON THAT EVIDENCE. SO I FELT LIKE IT WAS IN HIS BEST INTEREST TO TESTIFY. AND IT WAS SOMETHING HE WANTED TO DO AS WELL.)) ((I DON'T THINK IT MADE ANY DIFFERENCE IN THE CASE I THOUGHT OUR CASE WAS EXCEPTIONALLY STRONG AND CLEARLY POINTED TO THE THINGS HE HAD DONE. YOU HAVE TOP REMEMBER THIS IS 24 JURORS WHO HAVE UNANIMOUSLY DECIDED OVER THE COURSE OF FIVE YEARS THAT THIS MAN IS GUILTY.))
The defense says a man who committed suicide shortly after Dehart's arrest should have been considered a suspect in the murder.
But the jury didn't buy it and found him guilty on all charges.
Denise Allen News 7 Chatham.))
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The judge will schedule Dehart's sentencing hearing next week.
The three years he's already served will be applied to his sentence.
Dehart WILL be eligable for parole since he was sentenced under the old guidelines.

JUVENILE-SUSPECT


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Danville Investigators are asking for help searching for a murder suspect.
16 year old Lawrence Donal (Don-Nell) Howerton, Jr. is being sought out in connection with the shooting death of another 16- year old.
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Investigators say Tony Spraggins of Danville was shot twice with a nine millimeter pistol.
It happen January 28th, on Winslow Street.
Police say there were witnesses to the shooting.
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Howerton is described as an african- american with brown hair and brown eyes.
He weighs around 140 pounds and has a nose ring.
He may be driving a 19-86, Gray, five door, Hyundai with Virginia plates.

ROANOKE-AX


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Roanoke City Police officers responded to reports of a one car accident shortly after 8 this evening.
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The accident occurred on the Valley View Boulevard ramp that leads onto Hershberger Road.
The vehicle hit a concrete embankment and flipped.
Officers say the driver and possible passengers of the vehicle fled with the keys still in the car.
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Amtrak-Collision


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Federal officials say they are considering operator error in the fatal crash of a commuter train and an Amtrak train near Washington D-C.
11 people were killed.
Investigators say the engineer of the train jammed on his emergency brakes seconds before slamming nearly head-on into a Chicago bound Amtrak train.
Byron Harlan reports.
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((They are collecting debris...picking-up the things that belong to the victims of the huge train accident. It was a massive crash, a ball of fire erupted and with that at least eleven-people were dead and dozens hurt. BILL CURTIN/AMTRAK PASSENGER: THE STEWARD WENT FLYING AND PEOPLE THAT WERE STANDING WERE THROWN DOWN IN THE AISLES. The daylight made it apparent just how bad the accident was. You could clearly see that the engine of the amtrak train plowed into lead passenger car of the commuter train...which was--essentially--being pushed along the tracks when the trains collided. Investigators have a basic understanding of what happened here and why. Now they have to sort through the details to get a better picture and that will not be easy given the magnitude of the crash. Investigators say the engineer on the commuter train threw the brakes, but some of the people on the amtrak train say they never felt the brakes on their train engage. JOHN GOGLIA/N.T.S.B: THE DATA IS ROUGH RIGHT NOW...THEY WERE IN MOTION...IT WAS NOT A CRAWL...THEY WERE IN MOTION. But just how fast they were going is unclear. What is certain is that the terror on-board the commuter train was unimaginable. Today governor of maryland toured the crash site and later told reporters, he prayed that the victims died quickly. PARIS GLENDENING/MD GOV: THE METAL IS ACTUALLY MELTED FROM THE EXTREME HEAT AND IT HAD TO BE ABSOLUTE HELL INSIDE OF THERE. Officials stepped inside that nightmarish scene to recover the so-called black box which will help to explain why the trains plowed into each other. byron harlan, cbs news, washington.))

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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Ron
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Coming up on news-7,
Republican presidential hopefuls are braving the cold new england winter in an attempt to warm up to voters,
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And,
A fire in an illegal Taiwanese sauna parlor and hotel claims the lives of 17.
Stay tuned.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly

Wx ad lib
An upper level disturbance is moving quickly across the region tonight-- spreading snow showers, but not a lot of accumulation.
Most areas will see an inch or less-- the mountains could see up to three inches.
But then we'll say goodbye to the clouds-- and the sun will return tomorrow as high pressure assumes control.
An improving forecast is on the way-- please stick around. MUSIC UP FULL
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Campaign-96


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Just days before the New Hampshire's primary, the G-O-P presidential front-runner may be picking up a key endorsement.
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Texas Senator Phil Gramm, who dropped out of the race this week, is said to be close to throwing his
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support behind Senate leader Bob Dole.
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SUPER=03-Manchester, NH;


Dole and Pat Buchanan are tied for the lead in results released today from six polls of likely voters in the nation's lead-off primary.
Meanwhile, publishing heir Steve Forbes has opened the door to quitting the race if he doesn't do well Tuesday.
As the Republicans sloshed through the snow today, they had to share the spotlight with President Clinton.
He told a boisterous rally that he couldn't promise voters a miracle, but does offer progress.
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Bosnia-Troops


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The first U-S soldier killed in Bosnia apparently ignored proper procedures for dealing with mines.
That according to an army investigation.
Donald Dugan died earlier this month while attempting to disarm a mine in a known minefield.
An army spokesman says Dugan knew where the mines were and had been ordered to stay away from them.
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Meanwhile, U-S troops are in action in Bosnia, moving to sieze up to 60 heavy weapons that violate the peace accord.
Using assault helicopters, the U-S units have been ordered to confiscate or destroy tanks or artillery that violate the agreement.
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Taiwan-Fire


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Seventeen people died today when a fire swept through an illegal sauna parlor and hotel in the Taiwanese city of Taichung.
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SUPER=03-Taichung, Taiwan;


Flames broke out at the Hawaii Suana Parlor and soon raced through the entire five story building.
Those who died were still asleep; only the building's owner survived.
He was arrested.
Police say he may be charged with homicide because he ran the hotel.
Investigators say early signs point to a short circuit or some other accidental cause.
The building was condemned last year as a fire hazard.
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wipe/wipe/wipe

Japan-Tunnel


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SUPER=03-Hokkaido, Japan;


Rescuers have recovered the last of the 20 bodies crushed in a collapsed tunnel in Japan.
The bodies have been identified and returned to their families.
Rescuers had struggled to remove body parts still wedged in the boulders.
A boulder slipped from a mountainside and crashed into the tunnel a week ago.
Police say more digging will continue to make sure there are no other bodies.
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MUSIC ON TAPE
ANCHOR=Ron
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Coming up later in the newscast,
It's the missing fertilizer caper.
Atlanta officials are trying to find out where the four tons of manure went.
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And,
Russian Gary Kasparov wins a battle of wits with an IBM computer.
Stay Tuned.
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Downtown-Development


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Downtown Roanoke has experienced an urban renewal since the 1970's, when people tried to avoid the area.
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One of the largest projects aimed at redeveloping the area started in the early 80's.
Community leaders proposed building a new cultural center called Center In The Square.
This week it was given one of 25 National Excellence Awards for its innovative approach to solving urban problems.
One of Center In The Square's founders says now that downtown Roanoke is moving again, there are a number of avenues to explore to further revitalize the area.
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((WARNER DALHOUSE/CENTER IN THE SQUARE BOARD MEMBER: I DON'T WANT TO ANTICIPATE THE GROUP FROM DOWNTOWN ROANOKE THAT'S STUDYING WHERE DOWNTOWN SHOULD GO, BUT I GUESS JUST OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD I WOULD HOPE THAT ONE OF THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS FAIRLY NEARLY IN THE FUTURE WOULD BE FOR DOWNTOWN HOUSING, FOR PEOPLE WHO WOULD LIKE TO HAVE AN INNER, A DOWNTOWN LOCATION FOR THEIR PERMANENT HOUSING. ))
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Other potential goals for the downtown area that have been mentioned include improving the area west of the farmer's market, and bringing more professional services into the city to serve the growing number of businesses in outlying counties.

Chess


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For years, the astronomical growth in the power of computers has been tracked in an interesting way...
By matching computer against human... in the ancient game of chess.
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World chess champion Garry Kasparov triumphed over an I-B-M supercomputer today.
The win gave the Russian champ a 3- to- 2 victory in the series.
Kasparov doesn't leave the contest empty-handed-- he'll take home 400-thousand dollars prize money.
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S-Tech


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Virginia Tech fans found out why Marcus Camby is in the running for National Player of the year.
In front of a sell out crowd at the Cassell Camby scored 31 points to lead U-Mass to a 74 to 58 win over the Hokies.
Steve Mason has more.
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S-UVA


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North Carolina's Shammond Williams hit a three and a dunk late in the second half to lead The Tar Heels to a 71 to 66 win over Virginia.
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The two went at it from three point range in the first half Dante Calabria's Trey made it 17 to 15 Carolina.
But Virginia's Curtis Staples answered with one of his seven treys in the game as the Cavaliers led 18 to 17.
Virginia led by as many as 8 but went at the break leading Carolina 36 to 34 Staples with the three.
Carolina stepped it up in the third Jeff McInnis nails this three pointer cutting the U-V-A lead to one.
But Harold Deane came right back and hit a three pointer and the Cavalier lead was 50 to 46.
Carolina's Shammon Williams hit a SUPER=33-North
Carolina/=71/Virginia/=66;three pointer the Tar Heels led by two and the Tar

Heels beat Virginia 71 to 66.
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S-Maroons


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Roanoke College scored with 18 seconds left in the game to open the ODAC tournament with an 84 to 82 win over Eastern Mennonite.
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Roanoke point guard Nathan Hungate sidelined with a touch of the flu.
Eastern Mennonite goes to the offensive boards Mike McElroy with the rebound and stick back upping the lead to 8.
The Maroons then went on a run John Maher takes it inside for the snow bird as Roanoke starts the comeback.
With 18 seconds left in the game Kevin Sigafoes pulls up and hits the jumper the game was tied at 82.
The Royals missed a couple of free SUPER=33-Roanoke/=84/E.
Mennonite/=82;throws and Roanoke freshman DeWayne Bullock pushes it up the

floor and hits the jumper and the Maroons hold on for the 84 to 82 win.
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S-Macon


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The first round of the ODAC tournament continued tonight in Salem as Randolph Macon and Bridgewater both locked up semifinal spots.
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Joe Davis watched his troops battle to a 32-all tie with Randolph Macon at the half.
Lynchburg then went inside to big Otis Tucker who gets 2 of his game high 37 on the night.
But when player of the year, Kurt Axe hit this short jumper, Macon had a 9 point lead.
Lynchburg hung tough. Turk Smith grabs the carom and gets the hoop and the hack.
But Hal Nunnally's club was too
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much. Nathan Davis scores on the drive as the Yellow Jackets win it 72 to 65.
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S-ODAC


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Macon will face Emory and Henry in tomorrow's second game. The Wasps dispatched of Bridgewater.
Former Floyd star Jason Lyght gets things started right by scoring off the feed from Kevin Alexander.
The Eagles trailed by 8 early. Scott Powers finds Craig Tutt on the alley oop but Bridgewater wins it in two overtimes. Now let's check the boards!!!
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Sports Tease


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And coming up, The Roanoke Express went on the road for a game with the South Carolina Stingrays a team they beat at the Roundhouse last night.
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And we'll have highlights and scores from the National Hockey League and the N-B-A.
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S-Express


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The Roanoke Express beat South Carolina last night but the Stingrays returned the favor on their ice beating the Express 4 to 1 and snapping Roanoke's five game winning streak.
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S-NHL


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SUPER=03-Uniondale, NY/SPORTSCHANNEL; :


In New York, The Islanders in desperate need of a win.
And Zigmund Palffy and Marty McInnis each scored goals early in the first period as New York beats San Jose.
For that and all of tonights pro scores lets check the boards.
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CHRYON MOTION
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Pet-Education


ANCHOR=Ron
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Kids can't bring their pets to school, but the SPCA sure can!
It has been taking its message of pet population control to the classroom.
Beth Myer reports.
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(( The animals capture the students' attention in no time at all.
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((TIFFANY AMOS/5TH GRADER: I THINK IT'S GREAT, YOU GET TO SEE ALL THESE CUTE ANIMALS AND I WANT TO ADOPT ONE.))
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The SPCA education outreach program targets students from the 5th to the 8th grade because it is believed they are at an age where the information will have an impact.
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((EMILY KELLY/5TH GRADER: WELL I LEARNED A DOG CAN HAVE A LOT OF PUPPIES IN A YEAR, TWO YEARS, THREE YEARS. ))
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((JIM HOLZHAUER/TEACHER: I WAS IMPRESSED BY THE FACTS AND FIGURES THAT WERE PRESENTED ABOUT SPAYING AND NEUTERING AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT. IT'S OVERWHELMING. ))
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The overwhelming fact is one female dog can be ultimately responsible for 588 puppies over a three year period... and cats reproduce even more rapidly.
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((DEBBIE SPADE/SPCA EDUCATION OUTREACH: THE POPULATION EXPLOSION IS AMAZING. A FAMILY OF FOUR WOULD HAVE TO HAVE 60 CATS AND 180 DOGS AND THAT'S BECAUSE THERE'S SO MANY OF THEM OUT THERE. ))
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Spade teaches that spaying and neutering animals make them better pets because they no longer have the urge to roam or fight for a mate.
She also stresses the importance of putting identification on indoor pets as well as those that stay outside.
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((DEBBIE SPADE/SPCA EDUCATION OUTREACH: SO MANY ANIMALS COME TO THE SHELTER WE KNOW THEY ARE PEOPLE'S PETS, THEY DON'T HAVE ANY IDENTIFICATION . WE CAN'T GET THEM BACK TO THEIR OWNERS. ))
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The program includes teaching the importance of grooming and basic obedience training. The SPCA's goal is to reach children early, so that more pets will be spayed, neutered and and given proper identification in the future. That way fewer animals will end up in shelters. Beth Myer, News 7.))

Crappy-Crime


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To say this next story really stinks... is an understatement...
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Police in Atlanta are investigating the theft of four tons of Elephant manure..
The premium quality fertilizer was stolen early yesterday morning from a dumpster at a downtown arena..
Each year the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus sponsors the MAMMOTH MANURE GIVEAWAY...
Area gardeners bring their shovels to dip into the free pile of pachyderm (----------------) poo... but someone got away with the goods early.