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NOON-HEADLINES

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More deaths in Jersulem, as Israelis bury those killed in yesterday's suicide bombings,
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and a double shooting leads to a fight and confusion outside a hospital in Bedford.
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Warm temperatures made for a great weekend of outdoor activity, how long will the pleasant conditions last? Stay tuned and find out...
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Don't go away, the news is next.

Carter


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The 24- year old charged with killing two people in Pittsylvania County says he'll hire his own attorney.
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Mark Anthony Carter was in court this morning for his arraignment.
He was arrested Friday in the Henry County community of Axton-- a day after capital murder warrants were issued.
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He's charged with killing 19- year old Sydney Sherell (SHA-RELL) Hairston and 25- year old Darrell Womack.
Both had been shot in the head.
Their bodies were discovered last Tuesday outside an abandoned store in the Sandy River community of Pittsylvania County.
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Bedford-Shooting


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A double shooting, a search for a gunman, and a fight in a local hospital had Bedford County authorities busy last night.
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At about nine-o'clock two people were shot near a building on route 6-55 near Moneta.
David Foxx was shot in the face and under his arm,-- Reva Price was shot in the leg.
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A search for the alleged gunman ended an hour later in Franklin County, where deputies picked up 31-year-old George Arthur English.
All three were from Moneta.
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 taken.
A scuffle broke out between some acquaintances of the victims.
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Mickey Crider of Bedford and Buford Crider of Altavista were charged with assault, resisting arrest, and threatening an officer.
Foxx was later airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he was in guarded condition as of last night.
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Price was released from Bedford Hospital.
At this point the sheriff's department has not established a motive for the shooting.
English has been charged with one count of malicious wounding on each victim.
He will also be charged with two counts of having an illegal firearm.

NGOR


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An Oscar winning actor was murdered last night in Los Angeles.
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Police say Haing Ngor (Hang Nohr) was fatally shot as he arrived home.
His body was found near his car.
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Ngor (nohr) won an Academy Award for his supporting role in the 19-84 film "the Killing Fields."
A Cambodian refugee doctor, Ngor (nohr) was the first non-professional to win an Oscar for acting since Harold Russell in 19-46.
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ISRAEL


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Israel is mourning its dead after a weekend of violence.
Two suicide bombings left 27 people dead and almost 80 injured, and today another deadly incident.
Jesse Schulman has more.
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(( Police say a Palestinian driver apparently lost control of his car and plowed into a crowd of Israelis waiting at a bus stop on the main road leading north from Jerusalem to the West Bank... .
Ambulances have been rushing the injured to hospital, some in critical condition... The driver, of Arab-American was shot dead by armed Israelis at the scene.
(Dead from yesterday's bombing being buried, aftermath of yesterday bombing) The incident comes as nerves are frayed, while Israel is still burying the dead from yesterdays suicide bomb attacks that killed over two dozen people - in one of the worst single-day terror tolls Israel has ever suffered...
Most of those killed died in the bombing of a packed Jerusalem bus... a blast that scattered debris and bodies across one of the city's busiest streets... Leaving grief and mourning in its wake, and leaving Israelis a bit less ready to give peace a chance.
The assassination of Yitzhak Rabin in November created a solid majorityin favor of the peace process... Today's incident shows how fragile it all is Yesterday's attacks have cut into that majority for peace... a few more attacks and there may be no majority for peace left.
Jesse Schulman, CBS News Tel Aviv.))

CUBA


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Cuba claims it has a pilot in custody after the downing of two private planes.
The communist state's official news agency says the pilot is from the Cuban exile group that was flying the downed planes.
The exile group that flew the planes says the man in question is actually a Cuban spy.
Meantime, the Clinton administration is working on its response to Saturday's air strike.
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The U-S says the planes were over international waters.
Cuban officials claim the planes were in Cuban 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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((MADELEINE ALBRIGHT/US AMBASSADOR:I WAS VERY HEARTENED BY THE RESPONSE BY THE COUNCIL THAT THIS KIND ACTION WASN'T AN OUTRAGEOUS VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW WHERE THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT IT IS ILLEGAL, UNLAWFUL, UNACCEPTABLE TO SHOOT DOWN AN UNARMED CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT IN ANY PLACE. ))
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Albright plans to meet with her Cuban counterpart today to discuss the shootdown.
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ireland


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And tensions are mounting in another international incident.
The recent I-R-A violence in London has affected a famous tourist attraction.
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Heavily armed soldiers in combat fatigues replace the famous ceremonial guards in red tunics-- outisde Buckingham Palace.
Police say they have found I-R-A documents identifying the Queen, the royal family and British Prime Minister, John Major, as prospective I-R-A targets.
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Over the weekend protestants across Northern Ireland called for a renewal of the I-R-A's ceasefire.
In Belfast alone, an estimated ten thousand rallied for peace.
The ceasefire broke this month when two separate bombs exploded in London.
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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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Up next --
Some big changes in Bob Dole's camp,
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and lost in space.
The shuttle Columbia says bye- bye to a costly experiment.
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BOTTOMS


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A Henrico County judge today is hearing the case of Sharon Bottoms, a lesbian mother seeking to regain custody of her son from her mother.
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Bottoms lost her four-year-old son, Tyler, two years ago when the boy was turned over to Bottoms' mother, Kay Bottoms.
Sharon Bottoms claims SHE should get custody of Tyler because her living conditions have improved while her mother's have deteriorated.
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Meantime, a movie based on the Bottom's case is now being filmed in Texas.
It will star Valerie Bertinelli and Vanessa Redgrave.

Dole


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Bob Dole hits the campaign trail today in Georgia amid a reported campaign staff shakeup.
Sources say the Republican presidential hopeful is replacing his top strategist and his lead pollster in an effort to jump-start his campaign.
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But the Senate Majority leader didn't want to talk about it when he arrived in Atlanta last night.
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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.
The next primary is tomorrow in Arizona.
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Satellite


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There is no tomorrow for Columbia and its 400- million dollar satellite.
The satellite is lost in space this afternoon, after breaking free of the shuttle.
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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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Still to come --
Sweet Pea's big adventure,
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and ever dream of becoming a police officer?
Ron Jones shows us how to become the next best thing, next, on News 7.
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Citizen-Police


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Some police agencies in our area are trying innovative ways to reach out to citizens.
One of the many tools is the Citizen Police Academy.
Ron Jones is here to tell us about the academy in Roanoke County. Ron?
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Feedback-2/25


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In our viewer mailbag this week --
A letter from someone who thinks there's too much rhetoric over language in the General Assembly.
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.))

Stocks


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Stocks are pulling back sharply from the record levels set at Friday's close.
On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was DOWN 47 points.
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Patrick will be back with lowlights of Tech's loss to Temple,
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and he'll take us to "the Rock," where the other Dale won for once.
Stay tuned for sports, next, on News 7 at Noon.
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Tech


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Virginia Tech ranks 16th in this week's Associated Press Basketball Poll.
The Hokies scored their lowest point total of the season and the Hokies lost to Temple 57 to 41.
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Temple's Jason Ivey pulls up and hits a three pointer and the Owls lead 12 to 10.
Temple has a 12 to nothing run before Shawn Smith passes inside to Travis Jackson for the layup but the Hokies trail by 6.
Temple opened the second half and expands its lead to 14 with over 14 minutes left in the game.
Tech's Shawn Smith pulls up and hits a jumper at the 10 minute mark but the Hokies still trail by 14.
The Hokies could not hit a SUPER=33-Temple/=57/Virginia Tech/=41;

shot from the field and Temple pulls off the 57 to 41 win.
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By the way --
Kentucky is Number-One in this week's A-P college basketball poll.
Massachusetts fell into second place, followed by Kansas, Connecticut and Purdue.

Rock


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In another battle of the Dales --
It was Dale Earnhardt who held off Dale Jarrett to win the Goodwrench 400 at Rockingham.
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Earnhardt started 18-th but he passes Jeff Gordon to moved to the second spot 60 laps into the race.
But no one could catch pole-sitter Terry Labonte.
He had the strongest car on the track and was still the leader after 87 laps of the race.
South Boston's Ward Burton gets tapped in the rear and hits the wall bringing out the caution on lap 97.
Then Jimmy Spencer passes Labonte showing his power to take the lead on lap 137.
On lap 172 a couple of cars collide.
Loy Allen hits the wall hard after losing his brakes.
Allen was transferred to a local hospital.
For the second week in a row Labonte picks up some trash off the track and it costs him an engine and the race.
Earnhardt picks up points for leading the race but he bumps Bobby Hamilton in the rear.
Hamilton hits the wall and Earnhardt moves back to the lead.
Earnhardt is strong at the end and after a crash on lap 390 Earnhardt wins the Goodwrench 400 under caution.
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Jarrett was second, Ricky Craven third, Ricky Rudd fourth and Steve Grissom fifth.
Rick Mast finished 10-th.

Junior


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And congratulations to the Junior Roanoke Express.
Players competed with some of the top teams in the country in the Can Am Invitational in Montreal last week.
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The hockey team returned to the Roanoke Valley as winners last night.
The Junior Express, in its first experience at this level, won four out of five games in the tournament to capture the Bronze Medal.
Roanoke finished third overall in the event.
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Manatee


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A wayward manatee is finally on her way home.
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The female sea cow, known as "Sweet Pea", has been staying at Sea World in San Antonio since she was rescued from a Houston bayou.
Officials say she's in good health, and eats up to 150 pounds of romaine lettuce every day.
She's flying home to Florida today aboard a U-S Coast Guard plane at Kelly Air Force Base.
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