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NOON-HEADLINES

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An I-R-A bomb claims another life in London,
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and in Giles County a teenager reportedly jumps from a bridge and into the New River, but her body has yet to be found.
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Rain on the way, and the mercury should stay above freezing for the most part, with a warming trend through the week. I'll have all the details.
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Don't go away.
The news is next.

Lilly-Barker


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A Montgomery County judge has certified the charges against three suspects accused of killing a Virginia Tech student in December.
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Alexander DeFillipis was abducted from a Blacksburg convenience store.
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Deputies found his body a few hours later in the Whitethorne section of Montgomery County.
A grand jury will now consider abduction, murder and firearms charges against Gary Wayne Barker and two brothers, Mark Anthony Lilly and Benjamin Lilly, the alleged triggerman.
The trio was arrested the same night in Giles County.
They're accused of robbing two convenience stores, there, following the murder.
Testimony is just beginning at this hour... on those charges.
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Drowning


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Authorities in Giles County are looking for the body of a drowning victim.
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Officials say a young woman plunged 40 feet from a bridge over the New River in Pembroke yesterday afternoon.
State police, using a helicopter, thought they had spotted her body about three-quarters of a mile downstream.
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But this morning, a rescue squad spokesman says it turned out to be the girl's jacket.
Divers with the Giles rescue squad called off the search last night, because it was getting dark and the water was getting too cold for their wet suits.
State Police divers COULD have gone in, but they were not on site, and it would have been dark by the time they arrived.

LONDON


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In London, the I-R-A is claiming responsiblity for another deadly bombing.
This time the blast tore apart a bus in a popular tourist and theater area.
Vickey Mabrey has more.
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TRAIN-AX


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The investigation into the fiery train wreck outside Washington is focusing on one of the engineers.
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Friday night a Maryland commuter train collided with an Amtrak train killing eleven people.
Federal investigators say the engineer was traveling double the speed he should have been doing under a yellow caution signal.
The engineer was killed in the crash, and it's not clear if he saw the signal.
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ferry


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At least 54 people are dead and 12 missing after a ferry boat capsized in the Philippines.
Officials say the ship was carrying more than 200 passengers, twice its legal capacity, when it tipped over yesterday.
One official says charges are being prepared against the captain and the boat's owner.
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CRUISE


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Meantime, a Carnival Cruise ship is back at sea after running aground last night in Florida's Tampa Bay.
The ship was eventually towed to nearby Egmont Key, inspected for damage and then cleared for passage to Mexico.
Officials say the harbor pilot who was navigating the ship has been involved in several ship collisions.
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Up next -- one week after a man accuses Roanoke City police of brutality, News 7 takes a look at the standard use of force,
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and we'll take you to New Hampshire, where G-O-P presidential hopefuls are getting in their last jabs before tomorrow's primary.
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CAMPAIGN-96


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On this President's Day the G-O-P presidential candidates have one more chance to campaign before tomorrow's crucial primary in New Hampshire.
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Bob Dole got a boost yesterday when Senator Phil Gramm endorsed him.
The Texas Senator called Dole the only Republican who could beat Bill Clinton.
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New polls show a neck and neck race between Dole and commentator Pat Buchanan, with former Tennessee Govenor Lamar Alexander a close third.
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Meantime, Buchanan says he's open to having women and minorities in his presidential administration -- but no gays.
The Republican hopeful told C-N-N that while gays are ``good people," he believes they could discredit the government.

Police-Force


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The Roanoke man who says police used excessive force during an arrest last weekend is calling for state and federal investigations of the incident.
Steven Leftwich isn't satisfied with the police department's review of the case.
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What has been described by police as a routine traffic stop took a violent turn early Sunday.
Police chief M. David Hooper says he believes the officers used reasonable force to subdue and arrest Leftwich during the stop.
But Leftwich's attorney says his client did not deserve the beating he received.
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Which brings us to the question of the use of force by the police.
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David Mays, Executive Director of the Virginia Police Benevolent Association, is here with some answers.
What is the policy for general use of force in most departments?
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(Are most force complaints bogus? Do you have statistics to back this up?)

(Why can't a case be discussed during an internal investigation?)

(What are the levels of force that can be used in certain situations?)

Lottery


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A computer glitch that took a byte out of Lotto ticket sales over the weekend has been fixed.
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It happened when the Virginia Lottery tried to put a new game into its system.
No tickets were sold for Pick Three, Pick Four, Cash Five, and Lotto games yesterday.
Only instant-game scratch-off tickets were available.
Technicians at the lottery center had the system back up and running early this morning.
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Still to come, we'll dip into the viewer mail bag,
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and in China, it's out with the pig and in with the rat.
It's New Year's again, and we'll tell you why, next on News 7 at Noon.
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Feedback/2/18


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In our mailbag this week, one viewer defends tuition grants for students at for-profit schools.
Another viewer says he likes what what we do in the morning.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with News-7's Feedback.
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((A viewer from Vinton sent us a letter saying: "I am a student at National Business College and writing in response to the segment...regarding eligibility of students at National Business College for the Tuition Assistance Grant
(TAG). I was surprised to hear Dr. Harry Nickens, President of the College of

Health Sciences, speak against giving TAG to students attending National. Dr. Nickens' interest in not wanting me and my fellow students to receive TAG is strange, particularly since his college charges more tuition than National, and I see that he still wants the state to give him $1 million just to keep his college afloat. Maybe he should pay more attention to running his college and stay out of our business."
We also heard from a younger viewer from Vinton about our Mornin' program.
"I am very pleased with your morning broadcast. It is very interesting. You combine news, weather, sports and community spirit in one program which equals a good quality program. I am always interested in what is happening around town, so your program is the "Must Watch" for me."
Send your comments about our news coverage or topics in the news to News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
The fax number here at News-7 is 540-343-7269.
And for E-mail, the address is wdbj7@teleweb.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))


LUNAR-YEAR


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In China today they're saying goodbye to the pig and welcoming the rat.
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It's all part of the Chinese New year.
The tradition of the new year, family celebrations focus on giving thanks for a prosperous year of the pig and hopes for continued good fortune during the year of the rat.
Temples are filled today in Beijing as celebrants prayed for good health and financial success.
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WALMART-WASH


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In Northern Virginia, the President's day holiday is being overshadowed by a bit of controversy surrounding George Washington.
You remember Washington's boyhood home, where according to legend, he chopped down his father's cherry tree?
Well that historic site near Fredicksburg may soon be home to a Wal-Mart store.
Those opposed to the idea call it a ruthless attack on a national treasure.
But Wal-Mart officials says if they don't build there someone else will.
Wal-Mart hopes to open for business sometime next year.
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There's no business on Wall Street today.
The Stock Market is closed in observance of President's Day.
Stick around.
Patrick Evans will have highlights of the ODAC tournament,
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and he'll take a look at the big "Dale" showdown in Daytona.
Don't go away -- News 7 sports is next.
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Daytona


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
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It was a battle of the Dales in Daytona.
In a repeat of the 1993 race Dale Jarrett holds off Dale Earnhardt to win the Daytona 500.
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Earnhardt, who has never won the 500, started on the pole but dropped back in the field.
However, he was the leader after six laps.
Defending Winston cup Champion Jeff Gordan was hit in the rear on lap 11 and hit the wall causing a chain of wrecks that included Rick Mast, Steve Grissom and several others.
Gordon went to the garage for repairs.
Then Ernie Irvan got tapped in the rear and hit the wall in turn four on lap 29 ending his chances of taking the checkered flag.
The fastest car on the track was the Kellogg's Chevrolet driven by Terry Labonte.
He led the race before having engine problems.
Defending champ Sterling Marlin ran a strong third but engines troubles ended his chance for a repeat.
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John Andretti led the race for 23 laps but on a pit stop his tire changer failed to tighten some rear lug nuts.
He went a lap down and tried to make it up, but he got loose and hit the wall head-on.
The race turned into a shootout between Jarrett and Earnhardt and Jarrett had the stronger car blocking every Earnhardt move to win the Daytona 500.
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Ken Schrader finished third, Mark Martin fourth and Jeff Burton fifth.

ODAC


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Bridgewater and Roanoke have been ranked third and fourth respectively in the South Region.
And they will meet tonight in the ODAC championship game.
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Yesterday, Paige Moir's club dug itself a hole early on and fell behind by as many as 11.
Alex Robbins knocked down the jumper to get the Tigers going in the first half.
Roanoke stayed close with plays like this one from forward John Maher, and the Maroons led by 1 at the break.
In the second half, Hampden-Sydney went on a run of its own.
Nate Schwab goes to work inside for 2 of his 32 points.
But this Jason Bishop trey tied
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to 73.
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In the other semifinal, Bridgewater took on Randoplh Macon.
Jerod Hoover made the nice move and scored.
Then Mike LaGuardia slashed
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but Bridgewater wins it 72 to 68.
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And we'll have more on the tournament tonight on News 7.

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Coming up today on Health Check-- winter allergies....they may be the source of what you thought was a lingering cold.
The story, later today on News 7 at FIVE. Thanks for joining us. And that's it for News 7 at Noon.