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The death toll is expected to rise in yet another suicide bombing today in Israel,
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and a fire in Roanoke this morning leaves a man without a home.
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Don't go away, the news is next.

Israel


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Another bloody terrorist attack in Israel.
At least ten people were killed and more then 80 injured today in a suicide bombing outside a shopping center in Tel Aviv.
It comes one day after a suicide blast in Jerusalem that killed 19 people, and eight days after two bombings that killed close to 30.
The Muslim militant group Hamas has claimed responsibility for all four bombings.
Jesse Schulman has more on today's attack.
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This time the suicide bombers struck on foot just outside tel aviv's busiest shopping malls, an area packed with shoppers, an area packed with children, today is a children's holiday.
Children are certainly among the dead and wounded.
Dozens of wounded have been taken to nearby hospiatals, some in critical condition, the number of dead is likely to go on rising.
People wandering dazed and injured as rescue workers go about the grim task of taken as many to hospital and cleaning up the remains of the dead.
Embatteld Prime Minister Shimon Peres has called an emergency cabinet meeting, only yesterday he declared what he called an all-out war on against the islamic radicals.
Tonight even further stronger measures are expected.
Jesse Schulman CBS News Tel Aviv.))

CLINTON


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President Clinton is denouncing the latest bombing in Israel.
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Making a campaign appearance outside Detroit he pledged to stand with those who fight for peace.
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A White House spokesperson says the President has called a special meeting of top security advisers to see what the U-S can do to help stop the terror on Israeli streets.


TUCKER


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Jury selection is beginning in the federal fraud trial of two of Mr. Clinton's partners in the Whitewater land deal.
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Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker is also a defendant.
Tucker and Susan and James McDougal face fraud and conspiracy charges.
The trial is expected to take six to eight weeks.
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campaign


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Republican presidential hopefuls are covering the map today, gearing up for what's known as mini-Tuesday.
Eight states hold primaries tomorrow with more than 200 delegates up for grabs.
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The top contenders, minus Bob Dole, debated last night in Atlanta.
One candidate, not invited, created quite a stir outside the T-V station where the debate was held.
Alan Keyes had to be dragged away and later handcuffed when he tried to enter the studio.
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No charges were filed in the incident but Keyes says he's considering legal action against W-S-B T-V for refusing to let him take part in the debate.
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Bowles


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After serving on Roanoke City Council for two decades, Elizabeth Bowles says it's time to retire.
Today, Bowles announced she will not run for re- election.
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A republican first elected to city council in 1976, Bowles is the only woman to have served as vice- mayor.
The decision was difficult, but she says the time has come to bring in some new blood and fresh ideas to city council.
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Bowles and her husband Ralph are moving from their home on Grandview Avenue, but she says they will remain in the city.
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Still to come --
An entire town in Wisconsin is evacuated today,
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and we'll tell you what caused this morning's fire in Roanoke that left a disabled man homeless.
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Wisconsin-fire


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The entire central Wisconsin town of Weyauwega (wy-uh-WEE'-guh) is evacuated this afternoon following a train derailment and explosion.
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Thirty-five cars of a freight train derailed and a tanker carrying propane exploded this morning, setting fire to nearby buildings.
More than three and a-half hours after the explosion the propane car was still burning.
About 18-hundred people were evacuated.
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Roanoke-Fire


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A fire caused by a faulty extension cord left a disabled Roanoke man without a home this morning.
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The blaze broke out at about four o'clock in the lower apartment of this building at 13-61 Clark Avenue.
The resident, Harry Leonard, who is deaf and mute, escaped without injury.
The building's landlord says the smoke detectors had just been inspected and were working.
Investigators say the blaze caused about 20-thousand dollars damage.
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McCollum


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A standoff at a Henry County motel ended when authorities broke into the room where the suspect was allegedly holding a hostage.
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At about midnight Saturday-- a Henry County investigator spotted a car sought by North Carolina authorities.
It was parked outside the King's Court Motel on Route 2-20.
North Carolina police suspected that the driver, 30- year old Lawson McCollum, may have abducted a 22- year old Eden woman from her home.
Authorities began negotiating with McCollum almost immediately.
But investigators say after six hours of getting no where, they decided to force their way in.
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((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: A CINDER BLOCK WAS THROWN THROUGH THE WINDOW HERE TO GAIN ENTRY, IT ALLOWED US ACCESS TO USE A CHEMICAL AGENT. THE CHEMICAL AGENT WAS THROWN INSIDE THE MOTEL ROOM AND IT QUICKLY DISORIENTED THE PARTIES INSIDE AND OUR TACTICAL UNIT USED A BATTERING RAM TO KNOCK THE FRONT DOOR IN, THE FRONT DOOR WAS BARRICADED BY A CHAIR INSIDE THE MOTEL. ))
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Authorities believe the dispute was domestic in nature.
The woman and McCollum apparently used to date.
McCullum was arrested without incident.
He's been charged with "abduction with attempt to defile", "rape" and "rob by force."
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Martin


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In other news from Southside --
A South Carolina prison inmate is on trial for a murder that happened six years ago in Pittsylvania County.
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42- year old Thomas Alvin Martin, formerly of Danville, was arrested in a South Carolina prison and taken to the Chatham jail last October.
He is charged with killing 41- year old Paul Nathaniel Deshazor of Ringgold.
Police discovered Deshazor's car burning on September 7th, 1990-- near
(Bras-ville) Brosville.


Six days later Deshazor's body was discovered nearby, shot several times.
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Martin has been serving time in a South Carolina federal prison on a firearms charge.
Police would not say what led to his arrest.


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Up next --
We'll talk with the head of a gay advocacy group about its plans to wage a TV war against Pat Robertson,
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while some K-Mart workers are waging their own campaign against their employer.
All this and more when News 7 at Noon returns.
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PFlag


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A gay advocacy group has warned Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network of a possible lawsuit over network efforts to halt television ads that include clips of Robertson condemning homosexuality.
The group -- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays -- has hired a Washington law firm to underscore the warning.
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Mary Boenke (Bank-EE), is with the local chapter of P-Flag and joins us today with her insight.
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(C-B-N says your group's campaign is a misguided effort to link Robertson and

the network to violence against gays and lesbians. Your response?)

(Tell us about your ad campaign. Any luck getting any of the ads on?

Do you plan to target our area for the campaign? If so, when?)

(Let's talk about some other issues --

You recently met with Roanoke's mayor about the denial of billboard space for campaigns you say will help reduce homophobia in the communtity. Give us an update on what's going on with that.)
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(Pat Buchanan has been doing better than first predicted in the G-O-P

primaries. Do you think the support for Buchanan, who has condemned homosexuality, shows there is a majority which doesn't believe in gay rights?)

(What else is your organization doing to reduce homophobia?)



(Your views on the Sharon Bottoms case.)



(Some public schools across the country are banning gay and lesbian clubs.

What do you think of this?)

HEPBURN


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Actress Katharine Hepburn is reportedly back at home today after being hospitalized with pneumonia.
New York Daily News reports the 88- year- old star came very close to dying last week at Manhattan's Lenox Hill Hospital.
Hepburn has had various health problems in recent years -- including hip replacement surgery and an incurable eye infection.
She also suffers from arthritis and Parkinson's disease.

Beatles


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The Beatles have turned down a 225- million dollar offer for a concert tour of North America, Europe and Japan.
The surviving members of the Fab Four say touring would not be the same without John Lennon.
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Meantime, "Real Love," a brand new single from the Beatles, was released today.
Once again Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison have joined to sing a song incorporating an old recording of John Lennon singing the lyric.
The song "Free as a Bird" was also based on another unreleased Lennon tape.
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N-W-Toss

Kmart-Protest


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Union workers at a K-Mart distribution center in North Carolina say they're fighting discrimination.
Employees at the Greensboro center say they make less than other K-Mart workers, because most of their employees are black.
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About two dozen workers made the trip up 2-20 to protest outside the K-Mart store on Hershberger Road yesterday.
They say this is just the beginning and their journey will end at K-Mart's international headquarters in Troy, Michigan.
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((DEBORAH COMPTON-HOLT/KMART EMPLOYEE: YOU'RE KILLING THE VERY ROOT OF FAMILY VALUES. IF YOU'RE NOT PAYING PEOPLE A DECENT WAGE AT ONE JOB THEN IT MEANS THEY HAVE TO WORK TWO JOBS. THEN THEY'LL SAY, "THAT CHILD IS BAD. THE PARENTS NEED TO BE AT HOME WITH THE CHILD," WHEN YOU CAN BARELY PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE WITH THE ONE JOB.
DAVID BLUM/KMART EMPLOYEE: WE HAVE LESS HOLIDAYS. WE HAVE LESS SICK TIME. WE HAVE WAY LESS PAY. THERE ARE 13 DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN ALL AND WE'RE THE BOTTOM SCALE ON EVERYTHING.))
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Union representatives say the Greensboro workers make about four dollars less per hour than employees at other centers.
And they say they've filed discrimination charges with the E-E-O-C.
News 7 was unable to reach parent company officials in Michigan and local management refused to comment.
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Stocks


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On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was UP nearly 30 points.
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Stick around, Patrick has the latest in college basketball,
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plus he'll have highlights of Jeff Gordon's win in Richmond.
News 7 Sports is next.
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UVA


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The Virginia Cavaliers will play Wake Forest Friday night at 7:30 in the A-C-C basketball tournament in Greensboro.
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Virginia missed the play in game when Georgia Tech beat Clemson yesterday to clinch the A-C-C regular season title.
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Bobby Cremins on the bench waiting the start of the game.
And he sees Freshman Stephon Marbury make the steal and go in for the slam to tie the game at 15.
Moments later Marbury gets out on the break and throws the pass to Drew Barry for the layup.
The Yellow Jackets lead 23 to 17.
Then watch this defensive play. Eddie Elisma goes up high and blocks William Jamison's shot into the front row.
Elisma comes back at the other SUPER=33-Georgia Tech/=87/Clemson/=74;end

of the floor with the one hand jam and the Yellow Jackets get the 87 to 74 win over Clemson.
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Carolina


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The Duke reserves pulled the game to within five points in the closing seconds but it was not enough as North Carolina beat Duke 84 to 78.
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Chris Collins hits the basket for three of his 18 points in the game.
But the Tar Heels come back going to the inside game.
Antwan Jamison with the easy layup and the Tar Heels lead 25 to 21.
Jeff McInnis scores 20 of his 25 SUPER=33-North
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84 to 78.
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Pontiac


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Defending Winston Cup Points champion Jeff Gordon is celebrating a win at the Pontiac Excitement 400 in Richmond.
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Early in the race, Bobby Hamilton leads the field with 41 laps in the book.
Then the second caution of the day comes out when Geoff Bodine goes low and hits Dave Marcis.
Bodine hits the wall but is able to return.
Dale Earnhardt has handling problems and has to pit because the car is too tight.
Gordon leads early in the race and again with 216 laps left.
Sterling Marlin gets lose and hits the wall in turn one but he is able to save the car and keep racing.
South Boston's Jeff Burton passes Dale Jarrett to lead the race with over 100-laps left.
Then Darrell Waltrip gets hit in the rear by Ward Burton, sending his car into the wall and bringing out the caution.
Gordon pulls his Chevy into the lead and dodges several wrecks near the end to win the Pontiac Excitement 400.
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Jarrett was second Ted Musgrave third, Burton fourth and Mark Martin fifth.

WRAP


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Let's check in now with Connie Stevens, to see what's on Health Check.
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((COMING UP LATER TODAY ON NEWS 7 AT FIVE-- A REPORT FROM DUKE UNIVERSITY'S DIET AND FITNESS CENTER WHERE THEY COME FROM ALL OVER TO LOSE WEIGHT AND IMPROVE THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE. WE'LL HAVE THE STORY, COMING UP LATER TODAY ON HEALTH CHECK. ))
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That's it for News 7 at NOON-- thanks for joining us, and have a great day. SS=none