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Pittslyvania County authorities investigate a triple shooting,
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and a site is chosen for the Oklahoma City bombing trial.
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Don't go away, the news is next.

Pitts-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
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Authorities are investigating a couple of murders in our region overnight.
First, we go to Pittsylvania County, where a double murder apparently occurred early this morning.
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Teresa Hamilton is in our Danville newsroom with the details.
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Melanie, the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Department got the call at about four this morning after a passerby noticed a third victim, who had been wounded, lying in the road.
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The bodies were found at an abandoned store on state road 841.
Investigators spent much of the morning processing the scene, looking for evidence which may lead to the killer.
Around 9:30 investigators began removing the bodies of a man and woman. No names have been released. Authorities are still uncertain about one victim's identity. This morning, wet weather apparently did not cause too much of a headache.
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The third victim, who was found and wounded, as taken to the hospital, but we don't have any word on his condition.

(mel/q&a: Do authorities have a motive?)



(Is the area where the victims were found a high crime area?)


Amherst-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-12
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Amherst police have identified the man suspected in the town's first murder in nearly a decade.
27- year- old Juan Jose Ochoa (oh-CHO-uh) was arrested last night following a shooting in a trailer park.
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Police say Ochoa (oh-CHO-uh) fatally shot another Hispanic male during an argument in the Town Court mobile home park.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene... his name is being withheld until relatives can be notified.
Neighbors say the shooting stemmed from an argument between the two over the weekend.
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((INVEST. JEFF ROWE/AMHERST POLICE: IT APPARENTLY OCCURRED, A LARCENY OF SOME SORT OCCURRED IN ALBEMARLE COUNTY, AND IT BLED OVER TO THE TRAILER PARK HERE.))
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Ochoa made a brief court appearance this morning.
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Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=rjo
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Roanoke City Police are looking for a group of men wearing ski masks who robbed two families in less than two hours.
It happened between ten and eleven-thirty last night in the Northwest part of the city.
The first incident happened in the 5200 block of King Arthur's Court and the other in the 1500 block of Lafayette Boulevard.
Police say in both incidents the men kicked in the front door, brandished guns and demanded money.
In one robbery a resident was shot in the neck when he told them he didn't have any money.
48-year-old Alvin Wilson is in stable condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

OK-BOMBING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
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A federal judge has ruled to move the Oklahoma City bombing trial to Denver.
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Many of the victims and victims' families had argued to keep the trial in Oklahoma so they could attend.
But Federal District Judge Richard Matsch (Maych) says the court has to ensure a fair trial for suspects Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols.
The April 19-95 blast killed 169 and injured dozens.
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NEW-HAMPSHIRE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
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It's judgement day in New Hampshire as residents head to the polls to pick a Republican Candidate for president.
It promises to be an extremely close race.
Elizabeth Kaledin has the story.
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After hosting a week of whirlwind campaigning...new hamsphire voters finally have their say...polls opened at 6 am..turnout is expected to be as high as 75 percent:
The first votes trickled in just after midnight from the small mountain towns of dixville notch and harts location...dole captured 14 of 39 Lamar Alexander came in a suprise second with 13 votes....a tiny victory in a state with big stakes...but enough to boost morale in the dole camp.
Bob dole showed up at a polling place along with the mayor of manchester and governor of new hampshire...he also did some early morning radio with don imus...showing off a lighter side he's been accused of hiding:
BOB DOLE:IF I GET INTO THE WHITE HOUSE I'LL BUILD YOU A SEPARATE WING
Dole's chief rival...pat buchanan...appeared on cbs this morning...saying he'll win the primary because he's based his campaign on winning jobs:
And lamar alexander who has campaigned as a washington outsider opted for a suit and tie over the red and black plaid shirttoday....according to polls alexander is in a position to bump either dole or buchanan out of second place...
DO YOU KNOW YOUR ABC'S.....YES ALEXANDER BEATS CLINTON
Elizabeth kaledin cbs news bedford new hampshire.))

PLANE-EVAC


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#cro
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An American Airlines flight ended in a smoky evacuation this morning at New York's Kennedy Airport.
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Officials say just before takeoff the cockpit and cabin filled with smoke forcing nearly 200 passengers and crew to slide down evacuation chutes.
Four people were treated for smoke inhalation, several others suffered minor injuries, mostly from the slide.
However, there was no fire and police and mechanics are trying to determine what caused the smoke.
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When News 7 returns, the N-Double-A-C-P has a new president,
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and state police are being asked to investigate what could be criminal actions by Virginia's Department of Social Services.
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TRIALS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
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GRAPHIC=legal scales


Two high profile trials take center stage today.
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In Los Angeles, closing arguments are expected in the murder re-trial of Erik and Lyle Menenedez.
The brothers are accused of killing their wealthy parents.
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And in Michigan, opening statements are due in the assisted-suicide trial of Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
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Lilly-Barker


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95-114
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The murder of a Virgina Tech student was the focus of a hearing in Christiansburg yesterday.
Charges of murder, abduction, carjacking, robbery and firearms violations were certified against the three men accused in the killing.
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Benjamin Lilly allegedly shot and killed 22 year- old Alexander DeFilippis after stealing his car and kidnapping him in December.
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Lilly, his brother Mark and friend, Gary Barker, then allegedly held up two convenience stores in Giles County.
The robbery victims testified that Gary Barker threatened them with the gun that was later determined to be the murder weapon.
Ben Lilly's lawyers say Barker also could've committed the murder.
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((CHRIS TUCK/BEN LILLY'S LAWYER: THESE EVENTS HAPPENED IN RAPID SUCCESSION. AND IT'S APPARENT THAT MR. BARKER HAD THE FIREARM THAT WAS USED IN THE MURDER IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARDS. ))
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((SKIP SCHWAB/ASST. MONTGOMERY CO. PROSECUTOR: THE FACT THAT SOMEBODY HAD THE GUN IN GILES COUNTY SOME HALF AN HOUR OR MORE LATER AFTER THE APPARENT TIME OF THE KILLING DOES NOT MEAN OR INDICATE ANYTHING ABOUT WHO HAD THE GUN AT THE TIME OF THE KILLING.))
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Mark Lilly and Barker have both blamed Ben Lilly for the murder.
But Ben Lilly told police the two spotted him hitchhiking and picked him up after the murder.
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ADAPT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-9
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Governor Allen says the state police are investigating the Virginia Department of Social Services.
That means criminal activity may be at the root of the failed ADAPT welfare computer system News 7 first told you about three weeks ago.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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(( Taxpayers have already spent 17- million dollars on technology that won't work in the long run.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WHETHER THERE'S ANY CIVIL OR CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS HERE REMAIN TO BE SEEN. WHETHER I PERSONALLY INSTITUTED OR NOT DOESN'T REALLY MATTER.))
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But the Governor admits the State Police and Attorney General's office are investigating.
Culprits may date back to the Wilder Administration, but one obvious target is Carol Brunty -- Allen's commissioner of Social Services who resigned last month with no explanation.
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((DEL. BUD PHILLIPS/D-RUSSELL CO.: WELL AT THIS POINT IN TIME, I CAN'T REALLY TELL YOU WHO IT'S GOING TO IMPLICATE. ALL I KNOW IS THE INVESTIGATION WILL LEAD TO WHOMEVER WAS INVOLVED IN THIS ISSUE. AND WITHOUT QUESTION IT'S PROBABLY ONE OF THE BIGGEST BOONDOGGLES THAT I'VE SEEN IN GOVERNMENT SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE IN SIX YEARS. THERE'S NO EXCUSE FOR WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON ON THAT ISSUE.))
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But lawmakers want their own answers.
They've asked the independent Joint Legislative Audit Review Commission to work alongside the State Police.
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((DEL. FRANK HALL: THEY HAVE LOOKED AT THINGS LIKE THIS BEFORE. AND WE FEEL CONFIDENT THAT THEY WILL BE AN ASSET IN ANY INVESTIGATION.))
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Meanwhile, lawmakers are budgeting 150-thousand new dollars to start to find a fix.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

NAACP


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=Melanie
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The N-Double-A-C-P has a new leader.
Former Maryland Congressman Kweisi Mfume (kwah-EE'-see oom-FOO'-may) was sworn in this morning as president and chief officer of the nation's oldest civil rights group.
President Clinton attended the ceremony.
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Still to come, how a Salem man is helping to bring support for breast cancer survivors and their families,
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and get out your Mardi Gras beads - it's Fat Tuesday!
We'll take you to New Orleans when News 7 returns.
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Tranquility


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-5
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Breast cancer is often devastating for a woman and her family.
But a Salem man wants to ease the burdens through support and hope.
Scott Prince reports.
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(( James Graham is a changed man.
Two years ago, his wife Karla was diagnosed with breast cancer.
She is recovering, but HE says he will never be the same.
He's spent the past year on a crusade... forming a non- profit group called the "Tranquility Foundation."
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Graham's ultimate goal is to establish help- centers across the nation for cancer victims and their families.
That will take hundreds of millions of dollars.
Right now the foundation isn't close to that goal, but that's not stopping Graham. end stand up
Even though the project is on the ground floor he's already getting support.

Lewis- Gale Hospital is not officially associated with the foundation, but it has donated office space to the group.
Plus a number of Lewis- Gale doctors make up its advisory board.
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((DR. ROBERT RIPLEY/TRANQUILITY FOUNDATION: HAVING A FOUNDATION LIKE THIS SET UP JUST GIVES US AN EXTRA MEANS IN A WAY OF COMMUNICATING WITH PEOPLE AND PROVIDING SUPPORT. ))
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Right now most of the money is coming from art sales.
This print called "The Journey for the Cure" is being sold at local Signet Bank branches... with all the proceeds going to the organization.
James Graham knows his life will never be the same.
But he hopes the Tranquility Foundation will make coping with this disease a little bit easier-- for himself, and others.
Scott Prince, News 7.))
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If you'd like more information on the Tranquility Foundation, you can write to P.O. Box 1310, Salem, Virginia 24153... or call 776-8-2-1-5.

Fat-Tuesday


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
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In New Orleans, banks are closed, ships are idle and the mail isn't being delivered.
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Today is Fat Tuesday, the holiday that marks the last day of Mardi Gras.
The party in the French Quarter lasts until midnight, when the Christian season of Lent begins.
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Roanoke-Electric


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-13
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Roanoke Electric Steel's profits keep rolling in.
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At its annual meeting, the steel company says first quarter profits were up three-percent compared to a year ago.
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Severe winter weather affected the company's shipment and production schedules.
But increases in the prices for its joist products provided a big boost to its bottom line.
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((DON SMITH/ROANOKE ELECTRIC STEEL CEO: OUR JOIST SUBSIDIARIES CAME IN VERY HELPFUL TO US, AND WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR SECOND QUARTER BEING A GOOD QUARTER ALSO.))
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Roanoke Electric Steel is one of the Roanoke Valley's largest employers, with more than 750 workers.
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Economy


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
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No need to worry about a recession.
That's what one economist says about the Index of Leading Economic Indicators, which shows a rise for December.
The index had dropped three straight months.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
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Still, Wall Street is jittery again today, with stock and bond prices down.
Investors have also been keeping a nervous eye on Capitol Hill, where Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan delivers his twice-yearly report to Congress today.
At Noon the Dow was DOWN 27 points.
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Stick around.
Coming up, V-M-I loses in the Southern Conference,
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and Roanoke College wins the ODAC.
Patrick will have highlights of both when News 7 returns.
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ODAC


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB96-1
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Roanoke College is the ODAC champion after a stunning come-from-behind win over Bridgewater last night.
Steve Mason has the story from the Salem Civic Center.
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VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=twe
TAPE#S6-1
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A valiant V-M-I fell short against Southern Conference leader, Davidson last night.
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The Wildcats stole the show early on.
Brandon Williams goes baseline and throws down 2 of his 18 on the night for a 5 point Davidson lead.
Reserve guard Andre Quarles drives down the lane and scores to cut the lead to 3 at the break.
Now watch Lawrence Gullette find the trailing Lester Johnson for the easy deuce on the break.
But the Keydets fade in the last 6 minutes as Mark Donnelly connects on
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the trey.
Davidson puts 6 in double figures and ends the Keydets 13 game streak at Cameron, 95 to 76.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Coming up today on News 7 at FIVE-- we'll show you the new exhibit "Body Tech" at the Science Museum of Western Virginia.
"Body Tech" is a state-of-the-art demonstration of the circulatory system, bones and muscles, and speech and hearing.
Join us for a preview, plus all the latest news, sports and weather-- on News 7 at FIVE.
That's it for News 7 at NOON. Thanks for joining us, and have a good afternoon.