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NOON-HEADLINES

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Franklin County authorities believe a child accidently pulled the trigger on a loaded rifle and injured his mother,
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and there may be another case of terrorism in Israel.
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The warm weather is on the way out, and colder, windy conditions are on the way in, stay tuned for your complete forecast from the News 7 Weather Center.
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Don't go away the news is next.

Shooting


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A Franklin County woman is in the hospital after she was apparently shot by her five- year- old son.
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It happened at this trailer home on route 7-6-0 in the Henry community last night.
Investigators say the boy's parents were living together-- but had recently separated.
The boy's father, Lowell Rector, who lives in the trailer was talking with the mother, Belinda Sink near a truck parked outside.
Authorities say their son was inside the truck with a loaded 22- caliber rifle, when it accidently went off.
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A bullet hit Sink in the chest.
Her family asks that her condition NOT be released.
Authorities are still investigating.

Cuba


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Cuba today is rejecting the U-N Security Council's denunciation of the downing of two small planes owned by a U-S based exile group.
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The U-N panel voted early this morning to call the weekend action deplorable and requested an internal investigation of the incident.
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((MADELEINE ALBRIGHT: THE COUNCIL REQUESTS THAT THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZAITON REPORT ITS FINDINGS TO THE COUNCIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THE COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER THAT REPORT AND ANY FURTHER INFORMATION PRESENTED TO IT WITHOUT DELAY. ))
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The Clinton administration is slapping Cuba with new sanctions.
House Speaker Newt Gingrich says Congress will show the president how to crack down on Cuba and expand those sanctions.
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Meantime, a former member of the exile group, claims the group has ties to the C-I-A.
Appearing on Cuban television last night, Juan Pablo Roque (Roh Kay) said the Miami-based "Brothers To The Rescue" had flown over Cuba in the past to prepare acts of sabotage.
Roque (Roh Kay), who defected to the U-S three years ago, returned to his homeland over the weekend.
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ISRAEL


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Yesterday's fatal car wreck at a Jerusalem bus stop appears to have been another act of terrorism.
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One person died, 23 were hurt, and bystanders shot and killed the driver who was an Arab-American.
Yesterday police said skid marks indicated the man simply lost control of the car.
They now say the skid marks came from another vehicle.
They also say they found a note in the car reading ``Islamic Jihad.''
The accident came one day after 27 people were killed in two suicide bombings.
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VEHICLE-FIRE


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At least 10 people were killed this morning and dozens injured in a blazing 120 vehicle pileup in northwestern Belguim.
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Officials blame the deadly chain reaction wreck on thick fog.
At least five people died on one side of the highway and another five on the other side.
Witnesses describe the scene as burning cars and trucks piled in a mess of tangled metal.
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Taiwan-blaze


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At least 13 people were killed and 17 injured when an early morning fire quickly spread through a nine- story apartment building in Taichung.
The dead included a woman who jumped from an upper floor and four children who died of smoke inhalation.
It is the fourth major blaze in Taiwan in two weeks.
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KOREA-SMOKE


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And about one-thousand lunch hour shoppers and employees fled a fire this morning in a crowded seven-story department store in Seoul.
At least seven people had be rescued from the burning building but so far no casualties have been reported.
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Still to come --
Layoffs at a Martinsville plant,
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and the presidential hopefuls head to Arizona and the Dakotas, where there's a lot at stake.
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Campaign-96


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Polls are open in Arizona and both Dakotas today with a lot at stake for the Republican presidential hopefuls.
Polls show a tight race among Bob Dole, Pat Buchanan and Steve Forbes.
On the campaign trail yesterday, there was every sign of a looming showdown.
Sandra Hughes reports.
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On the eve of what pat buchanan hopes will be his next major win.. tensions boiled over outside an Arizona campaign event.. supporters and this cowboy was working up until the final hours lassoing conservatives throughtout the state.. making the bold prediction that an Arizona primary win could propel him all the way to the republican nomination:
A CBS News poll found that among primary voters Buchanan's support has skyrocketed tripling in the past month but of those same voters polled almost half said Pat Buchanan would not be an effective president..Senator Bob Dole is still the favorite among those same voters nationwide. From the campaign trakl in georgia...dole discounted buchanan's surge:
BOB DOLE:BUCHANAN DOESN'T HAVE THE EXPERIENCE.. HE MAY BE GOOD ON TV.. BUT I WANT HIMBACK ON CROSSFIRE.."
Sen. dole who paid his last visit to arizona voters over the weekend.. said he's hopeful that a campaign staff shakeup will improve his fortunes:
DOLE; I THINK THE DAKOTA'S FEEL PRETTY GOOD AZ COULD BE CLOSE//EDIT TO: THAT'S A STATE WHERE FORBES DUMPED IN TWO OR THREE MILLION DOLLARS." Forbes said there's more where that came from and offered to fly an absent dole back to arizona last night to debate on local television..
Between Arizona..North Dakota and South Dakota...75 delegates up for grabs today.. but more important.. each candidate is looking for a burst of mementum going into the next two weeks when 830 delegates will be decided. Sandra Hughes, CBS News Phoenix.))


Amherst-Sheriff


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A former Amherst County Sheriff's candidate who illegally used a copying machine has successfully appealed his theft conviction.
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Donald Irvan used a copier at the Central Virginia Training Center, when he worked there as a police officer, to make posters for his losing campaign last year.
An Amherst Circuit judge yesterday ordered Irvan to pay a 100-dollar fine after Irvan pleaded guilty to destruction of property as part of a plea agreement.
Earlier, a General District Court judge sentenced Irvan to 60 days in jail, with 50 suspended, and fined him 100 dollars.
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Soering


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Lawyers for the state say Jens Soering is raising NO new issues on appeal and all of them have been addressed.
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Yesterday they asked the Virginia Supreme Court to dismiss Soering's contention that a judge already thought he was guilty before the trial.
They also asked the court to dismiss Soering's argument that pre-trial publicity warranted moving the trial and that the judge improperly let the jury hear a confession made after requests for a lawyer.
Soering is serving two life sentences for the 19-85 murders of Nancy and Derek Haysom near Lynchburg.
He says his then-girlfriend, Elizabeth Haysom, committed the brutal crimes.
Haysom pleaded guilty to helping plan the murders of her parents but denies participating in the killings.
She is serving a 90-year sentence.
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Hall


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The jury trial of a Floyd County man accused of murdering his girlfriend is underway.
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33- year- old David Joel Hall is charged with killing 18- year- old Ellen Marjorie Plocki last June.
Investigators say she was beaten to death.
The two had apparently lived together for about six months.
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Bottoms


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Also in court today -- the custody battle of Sharon Bottoms continues.
The lesbian mother is back in the same court she started in, hoping to prove she is a fit parent.
Today University of Virginia professor Charlotte Patterson testified that parents' sexual orientation does ``not'' hinder a child's development.
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Bottoms alleges her mother Kay Bottoms, who has custody of Tyler, has denied her visitation 25 times.
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Kay Bottoms says she thinks Sharon's violated the court order that says she cannot take the child to see her lesbian partner April Wade.
Her attorney has a list of eight witnesses to refute that allegation.
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((DONALD BUTLER/SHARON BOTTOMS' ATTORNEY: DEPENDS ON WHO WE NEED TO CALL. I MEAN SOME OF THESE WITNESSES ARE THERE TO PROVE NEGATIVES. THAT IS TO SAY THAT NO SHARON AND TYLER WERE NOT IN THE APARTMENT. THEY WERE HERE, THEY WERE THERE.))
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The Virginia Supreme Court has already upheld the original custody decision -- citing both Sharon's fitness as a mother AND her sexual orientation.
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Up next -- a celebration of Black History Month, including what comedian Dick Gregory had to tell Virginia Tech students last night,
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and we'll take to you Lynchburg to meet some men who made aviation history.
Their bravery is being documented in an H-B-O movie.
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Dick-Gregory


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It was a two and a half hour speech in honor of Black History Month -- but Virginia Tech students were hardly snoozing.
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Comedian and activist Dick Gregory appeared last night as part of the university's celebration.
Gregory's "in your face" brand of humor and social commentary entertained and enlightened his audience.
He commented on major news events like the O-J Simpson trial, the war in Bosnia, and of course, the media.
Gregory says the media often portrays negative images-- which can influence society's behavior and beliefs.
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((DICK GREGORY/COMEDIAN AND ACTIVIST: IF YOU TURN ON THE T.V. TONIGHT AND WATCHED IT FOR SIX MONTHS, AND SOMEONE WOULD GIVE YOU A MILLION DOLLARS EVERY TIME YOU SEE A CANTALOUPE, A GRAPEFRUIT, A WATERMELON, OR A PEACH-- YOU'D NEVER GET NO MONEY. BUT IF EVERY TIME YOU SAW SOMEBODY VIOLENT, EVERY TIME YOU SAW SOMEONE SNORT COKE, EVERY TIME YOU SAW SOMEONE USING WHISKEY-- YOU'D BE A MILLIONAIRE IN A WEEK. ))
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Gregory also addressed racism in America.
But he says as long as there are people who will take a stand for what's right, there is hope for the future.
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Tuskegee-Air


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A Black History month celebration in Lynchburg focused on some men who made aviation history.
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African Americans to fly combat missions in Europe in World War Two, but they were only recently recognized.
Steve Smallshaw has their story.
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DuPont


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There are some layoffs to report at
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DuPont's Nylon plant in Martinsville.
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This time though, the cutbacks are in its management ranks instead of its hourly workers.
Plant manager John Winske says a handful of managers will get 60 days notice later this week as part of a reorganization plan.
The positions eliminated include people who do NOT supervise hourly employees and engineers.
All told, there are 66 management level employees at the plant.
Some of the affected ones will be offered other jobs within the organization.
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Dialysis


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A company that provides dialysis for inmates at the Greensville Correctional Center has lost its contracts with the prison.
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Southeast Dialysis of Waynesboro, Georgia, provides the treatment at the prison, where eight inmates in a 20-patient unit died between December 19-94 and August.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported today that Southeast Dialysis will lose its Greensville contract Monday.
A state source told the newspaper the causes of death for the eight Virginia inmates included AIDS and diabetes, but not the dialysis itself.
The inmates were all seriously ill.
P-T-X Corporation will replace Southeast Dialysis at Greensville.
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Stocks


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Wall Streeters apparently aren't putting too much stock in a report that says consumer confidence rose sharply in February.
The news was followed by a pair of economic reports pointing to benign inflation and weak retail sales in January.
On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was DOWN 44 points.
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Stick around -
Patrick has sports next, including a new home for one of Virginia Tech's football coaches,
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and a V-M-I senior basketball player is named to the first team all-southern conference squad.
News 7 at Noon will be right back.
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VMI


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The V-M-I Keydets closed out the regular season last night with a big 85-to-83 win over the Citadel on the road in Charleston.
The win sends V-M-I into this week's Southern Conference tournament with a 17-and-9 record.
Bobby Prince and Lawrence Gullette led the way with 19 points apiece.
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And speaking of Gullette, the 6-5 senior from Auburn, Alabama was named to the first team all-southern conference squad last night.
The team is picked by the Southern Conference Sports Media Association.
Gullette is the only V-M-I player to make first or second team.
Davidson's Brandon Williams was the top vote getter on the team.
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Grantham


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The Hokie Football Team lost one of it's top assistants last night.
Pulaski County native Todd Grantham is taking a similar job at Michigan State.
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Grantham joined Beamer's staff after a highly successful career as a lineman for the Hokies.
He was a graduate assistant for two years before taking on fulltime duties in 1992.
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Last month he was Frank Beamer's left hand man.
He joined his boss at the state capital and represented Tech as Governor Allen honored the Hokies for their Sugar Bowl win over Texas.
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Gretzky


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Wayne Gretzky says a trade is near and will meet with the owners of the Los Angeles Kings later today.
The N-H-L's all-time leading scorer had an assist last night in what might have been his final game with the Kings -- a 4-to-3 loss at Winnipeg.

Ref


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The University of Moncton is conducting an investigation into why a referee was attacked during a playoff game over the weekend.
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The college game in Charlottetown turned ugly when a referee allowed an overtime goal that ended the Eagles' chances of winning the national championship.
While the winning players celebrated by jumping on top of each other, the Moncton players were jumping all over referee Brian Carragher.
Fortunately, he escaped serious injury.
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GRAMMYS


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And before we go --
Rehearsal has already begun for the biggest night in the music industry.
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Tomorrow night C-B-S airs the 38th annual Grammy Awards.
Pop star Mariah Carey is up for six nominations including best album of the year and best female pop vocal performance.
Her duet with Boys Two Men is up for record of the year.
Hootie and the Blowfish is up for best new artist.
Alannis Morissette is nominated in six categories including song of the year, and album of the year.
And Joan Osborne has five nominations.
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That's it for News 7 at Noon. Thanks for joining us. You can catch the Grammys tomorrow night at eight on Your Hometown Station.