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Bedford County officials investigate a double shooting.
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And the U-S considers what action to take against Cuba after it shoots down two U-S civilian planes. wx-head
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Bedford-Shooting


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A pair of shootings, a search for the gunman, followed by a fight in a local hospital kept the Bedford County Sheriff's Department busy last night.
At about nine-o'clock two people were shot
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near a building on route 6-55 near Moneta.
One was shot in the head, the other in the foot or the leg.
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A search for the alleged gunman ended an hour later at a convenience store in the Burnt Chimney section of Franklin County.
At the SAME TIME more than a half dozen deputies rushed to Bedford Memorial Hospital.
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That's where the gunshot victims were.
A scuffle broke out between some people who knew them.
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One of the victims was later airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Bedford County is still gathering the names of those involved in the incidents and the conditions of the victims.
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israel-BOMBING


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In other news this morning --
The Palestinian group "Hamas" has claimed responsibility for two bomb attacks in Israel.
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Yesterday's suicide bombs killed 27-people and wounded at least 80, the highest toll ever in such an attack.
Two American students are among those who died.
Hundreds of mourners crowded the streets of Jerusalem and Ashkelon last night to protest the suicide attacks.
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BELFAST


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Protestants across Northern Ireland yesterday called for an end to the violence.
In Belfast alone, an estimated ten thousand rallied for peace.
The I-R-A ceasefire broke this month when two separate bombs exploded in London.
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Meantime, Sinn Fein, the I-R-A's political wing, has announced that it will meet with British officials today to try to rebuild the shattered peace process.
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BOSNIA


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In Bosnia, Serb refugees leaving Sarajevo will get help from NATO today.
The Serbs are leaving before the Muslim-Croat Federation takes over.
NATO escorts will provide security for Serb army trucks.
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CUBAN-PLANES


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President Clinton is considering a U-S response to Cuba's downing of two U-S based planes belonging to a Cuban exile group.
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The U-S says the planes were over international waters.
Cuba maintains the planes had entered its airspace.
Last night following an emergency U-N Security Council meeting, the U-S ambassador called Cuba's action an unlawful use of force.
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Albright plans to meet with her cuban counterpart this morning to discuss Saturday's downing.
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SHUTTLE


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The space shuttle Columbia has lost its 440- million dollar satellite.
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During yesterday's electricity- generating experiment, the 13-mile tether broke and the satellite floated away.
Both the shuttle and the seven astronauts on board are safe.
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1-Sports


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And while Columbia is losing satellites, Virginia Tech is losing basketball games.
Roy Stanley has detail of the Hokies loss to Temple in sports.
Good morning Roy.
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(Live Interview)



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Shooting


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A pair of shootings ended in a fight at a Bedford hospital last night.
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At about nine-o'clock two people were shot near a building on route 6-55 near Moneta.
One was shot in the head, the other in the foot or the leg.
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A search for the alleged gunman ended an hour later at a convenience store in the Burnt Chimney section of Franklin County.
At the SAME TIME more than a half dozen deputies rushed to Bedford Memorial Hospital.
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That's where the gunshot victims were.
A scuffle broke out between some people who knew them.
One of the victims was later airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Bedford County is still gathering the names of those involved in the incidents and the conditions of the victims.
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Armed-Robbery


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Salem police are looking for a suspect who robbed a McDonald's restaurant.
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Two employees were in the restaurant when the incident occurred yesterday.
Police say the robber apparently struck the workers several times with a gun before he left with some cash.
They suffered minor injuries.
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Pioneer-Maid


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American Electric Power is helping the Pioneer Maid out of some deep water.
The popular dining and sightseeing cruise ship in Pulaski County is sitting on the bottom of Claytor Lake.
It's been there since Thursday.
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A-E-P began lowering the lake early yesterday morning to help with the recovery of the dinner boat.
Right now only the upper deck of the Pioneer Maid is above water.
When all is said and done the reservoir will be lowered about five feet.
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((CHARLOTTE LAVINDER/AEP: IT WILL REQUIRE 72 HOURS TO REACH THE ELEVATION OF 1841. NORMAL OPERATIONS WILL RESUME AT CLAYTOR ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29.))
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The New River Cruise Company operates the vessel.
Owner Howard Barrett says a salvage crew will arrive Wednesday to get the boat out of the water so it can be repaired.
And as long as the damage isn't extensive, Barrett says he hopes to have the Maid cleaned up and ready for passengers when the season opens in May.
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Common-Sense


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Today we begin a new segment that will air every Monday on Mornin', called Common Sense.
Len Besthoff will cover a variety of topics that concern you and your money.
For the next few weeks he'll focus on something nearly everyone's thinking about: paying state and federal income taxes.
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2-scores


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Time now for sports and a look at college basketball --
12-th ranked Virginia Tech scored its lowest point total of the season and the Hokies lost to Temple 57 to 41.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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Two-Larry


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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Bedford County authorities investigate a double shooting last night.
It was followed by a fight at the hospital among those who knew the victims.
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The U-S ambassador to the U-N meets with her Cuban counterpart this morning to discuss Saturday's downing of two American civilian aircraft.
Madeleine Albright calls the shooting a "blatant violation of international law."
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And NASA officials say they don't know what caused a 13-mile tether to break loose from the space shuttle Columbia, taking with it a half-ton satellite.
The mishap occurred just as the tether was almost fully unspooled.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And that's what's making news on this Monday February 26th.
Don't go away, news 7 Mornin' will continue.

Bedford-Shooting


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A pair of shootings, a search for the gunman, followed by a fight in a local hospital kept the Bedford County Sheriff's Department busy last night.
At about nine-o'clock two people were shot
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near a building on route 6-55 near Moneta.
One was shot in the head, the other in the foot or the leg.
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A search for the alleged gunman ended an hour later at a convenience store in the Burnt Chimney section of Franklin County.
At the SAME TIME more than a half dozen deputies rushed to Bedford Memorial Hospital.
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That's where the gunshot victims were.
A scuffle broke out between some people who knew them.
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((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD COUNTY SHERIFF: AND WE'VE HAD A CONFRONTATION HERE, BUT EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW IS CLEAR. What happened over here do you think? BROWN: JUST EMOTIONS GOT, RAN PRETTY HIGH, AND JUST HAD A HARD TIME CLEARING PEOPLE WAITING FOR THE EMERGENCY PEOPLE TO GET IN.))
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One of the victims was later airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Bedford County is still gathering the names of those involved in the incidents and the conditions of the victims.
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BOMBING


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Funerals are planned across Israel today for many of the people killed yesterday by two suicide bombers.
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Hundreds of mourners crowded the streets of Jerusalem last night holding vigils and marches to protest the killings.
The back-to-back attacks, in which 27 people died, made for the deadliest day of terror in Israel in two decades.
The dead include a young American couple who were engaged to marry.
The militant Palestinian group Hamas says the bombings were in revenge for last month's assassination of its chief bombmaker.
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PLANES


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The U-S ambassador to the U-N is demanding an explanation from her Cuban counterpart about the downing of two planes owned by a Cuban exile group.
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Madeleine Albright has also asked the U-N Security Council to condemn Cuba for what she calls an unlawful use of force.
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((MADELEINE ALBRIGHT/US AMBASSADOR:I WAS VERY HEARTENED BY THE RESPONSE BY THE COUNCIL THAT THIS KINDOF ACTION WASN'T AN OUTRAGEOUS VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL ALW WHERE THERE INO QUESTION THAT IT SI ILLEGAL, UNLAWFUL, UNEXECPTABLE TO SHOOT DOWN AN UNARMED CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT IN ANY PLACE. ))
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The U-S says the planes were over international waters.
Cuba maintains the planes had entered its airspace.
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CAMPAIGN-96


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One day before the Arizona primary presidential hopeful Bob Dole is said to be making some staff changes.
The Associated Press reports that he's fired his top strategist and lead pollster.
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But when reporters tried to question Dole last night in Atlanta the Senate Majority Leader did little talking.
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((REPORTER;CANE WE ASK YOU A QUESTION, WE'VE HEARD YOUVE SHAKE UP YOUR STAF WHAT CAN YOU TELL US. DOLE:I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING. ))
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Dole has been gaining endorsements but not the votes as he racked up another loss in Delaware this weekend.
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COLUMBIA


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A 400- million dollar experimental satellite is lost in space this morning, after breaking free of shuttle Columbia.
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The satellite was nearly fully unreeled on a 13-mile-long tether when the wire broke unexpectedly.
It happened about five hours into an experiment to generate power by collecting static electricity from the Earth's magnetic field.
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The astronauts were aware of the break almost instantly because of a sudden decrease in tether tension.
Both the shuttle and the seven astronauts are safe.
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3-Sports


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In sports -- Dale Earnhardt was solid at the Rock.
Roy Stanley has details of how, this time, Earnhardt beat Jarrett in the battle of the Dales.
Good morning Roy.
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Overnight-Shooting


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Bedford County authorities are investigating a pair of shootings that ended in a fight at a hospital last night.
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At about nine-o'clock two people were shot near a building on route 6-55 near Moneta.
One was shot in the head, the other in the foot or the leg.
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A search for the alleged gunman ended an hour later at a convenience store in the Burnt Chimney section of Franklin County.
At the SAME TIME more than a half dozen deputies rushed to Bedford Memorial Hospital.
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That's where the gunshot victims were.
A scuffle broke out between some people who knew them.
One of the victims was later airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Bedford County is still gathering the names of those involved in the incidents and the conditions of the victims.
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Robbery


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Meantime Salem police are investigating the robbery of a McDonald's restaurant early yesterday morning.
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Two employees were in the restaurant when the incident occurred.
Police say the robber apparently struck the workers several times with a gun before he left with some cash.
They suffered minor injuries.
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Meningococcal


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Two area colleges have sent students to the hospital with meningitis.
The Radford University and James Madison University students were diagnosed over the weekend.
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That brings Virginia's total of infections to nine this year.
Two of the cases have been fatal.
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Last month, 18- year- old Scott Hickey died from a rare blood infection caused by a bacteria which often leads to meningitis.
He was a student at the Virginia Military Institute.
Cases have also been reported at the University of Virginia.
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Symptoms of meningitis vary, depending on the cause-- but may include:
- Fever,
- Headache
- Stiff neck & back
- Nausea
- Skin rash.

Feedback-2/25


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In our viewer mailbag this week --
A letter about the debate in Richmond over the official language of Virginia.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean with News-7 Feedback.
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((A recent News-7 at 5 broadcast included a story from Richmond bureau chief Ellen Qualls, about debate over a bill to make English Virginia's official language.
A viewer from Vinton thinks that idea is less than "wunderbar".
"I feel like that there are many other issues occurring in Virginia that require the attention of the House of Delegates more than the issue of whether or not English will be our official language. As a college student and a student of foreign languages, I think it is wonderful for people to learn another language, maybe even three or four languages, but I do not think that the issue requires the heated debate it seemed to be getting from the delegates shown on the newcast.
In short, I think that the delegates need to start making decisions on the issues that they campaigned so fervently for and what we elected them for, not whether or not the state's native language will become Spanish, French, German or Italian."
Your comments on issues in the news or our news coverage should be sent to News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke Virginia, 24022-0007.
If you're sending us a fax, the number is 540-343-7269.
And if you've got an E-mail message, the address is wdbj7@teleweb.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

Artist


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An office worker- turned artist is making a splash in the Smith Mountain Lake Community.
Linda Wolitz is known locally for her portraits of people and animals.
A demonstration at Bridgewater Plaza recently packed the Little Gallery and Beth Myer was there to see how she captures her subjects.
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Linda Wolitz has been painting full time for nine years. While she was naturally talented as a child, her art education did not go beyond high school. And for much of her life, being a professional artist was just a dream.
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Linda says animals are her speciality. Shirley Yates has commissioned her to paint a number of portraits, including this one titled "Shirley's Treasures".
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Linda's portraits start at 225-dollars. She also creates and sells cards and stationery. Beth Myer, News 7. ))

4-scores


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And taking a quick look at sports --
The Chicago Bulls ran their home winning streak to 25 games this season by bouncing the Orlando Magic 111-to-91.
Let's go to the scoreboards.
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SUPER=96-Atlanta/=92/Minnesota/=76//Phoenix/113/New York/105;
SUPER=96-San Antonio/=95/Vancouver/=84//Miami/108/Philadelphia/101;
SUPER=96-Detroit/=93/Portland/=81//New Jersey/111/Boston/105;
SUPER=96-Dallas/105/Toronto/=98//Seattle/106/LA Clippers/101;



SUPER=103-NY Islanders/==2/Edmonton/==0//Anaheim/==4/San Jose/==3;
SUPER=103-Dallas/==6/Hartford/==2//Buffalo/==6/Florida/==1;
SUPER=103-Philadelphia/==3/Chicago/==2//Colorado/==4/Ottawa/==2;