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HEADLINES

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After two unsuccessful bids for the G-O-P presidential nomination, Bob Dole has clinched the top spot on the ticket.
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And a murdered New Jersey school teacher secretly records a conversation with her alleged teenaged killer. wx-head
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News 7 Mornin' is next.

Schoolwatch


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Primaries


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Bob Dole has sealed up the Republican Presidential nomination.
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SUPER=03-Washington DC/Last Night;


With 202 delegates added to his tally last night in the midwest primaries, the Senate Majority leader is now focused on November's contest against President Clinton.
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((BOB DOLE/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I MUST SAY TUESDAY NIGHT IS ABOUT MY FAVORITE NIGHT OF THE WEEK...JUST 230 DAYS UNTIL TUESDAY NIGHT NOV 5 WHEN BILL CLINTON WILL BE ON HIS WAY HOME. ))
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Still, the Dole campaign is not going to claim victory until after California's primary next Tuesday.
SUPER=03-California/Last Night;


Meanwhile, some top aides to Pat Buchanan are putting his name forward as a possible running mate for Dole.
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EARTHQUAKE


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At least 24 people are dead and some 10-thousand homeless following an earthquake in China.
Officials say it had a magnitude of six-point-nine and struck a remote northwestern province.
Communication to some of the hardest hit areas is out, making assessment of damage and casualties difficult.
Officials say they expect the death toll to rise.

Teacher


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New Jersey police say a teacher found dead this week secretly taped a conversation with her alleged killer.
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45- year- old Kathleen Weinstein was carjacked in an Ocean City
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shopping center where she had stopped to get a sandwich.
Investigators say she turned on a recorder in her purse while she pleaded for her life.
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((DANIEL CARLUCCIO/OCEAN COUNTY PROSECUTOR: ON THE TAPE MRS. WEINSTEIN VALIANTLY AND PERSISTENTLY USED EVERY POWER SHE HAD TO CONVINCE HER ATTACKER TO SIMPLY TAKER HER CAR AND NOT HER LIFE.))
SUPER=01-Daniel Carluccio/Ocean Co. Prosecutor;
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VO-NAT


A 17- year- old boy is being held at a Juvenile Detention Center.
He was orginally charged with stealing Weinstein's car, but police have now added a murder charge.
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Bust


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Only days after a large moonshine bust in Pittsylvania County-- a smaller bust last night, just across the county line.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Night;


A-B-C agents raided a still off Route 7-5-2 in the Truevine section of Franklin County.
Authorities say there were eight-- 800- gallon stills, and about 400 gallons of moonshine whiskey in the barn when it was raided.
Authorities arrested Harry Cousins of Pittsylvania County and Douglas Tyler of Rocky Mount on charges of manufacturing without a license.
Both were later released on bond.
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1-Sports


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Turning now to sports -- there's more praise for a G-W Danville coach.
Mike Stevens has the details.
Good morning Mike.
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One-Larry


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Schoolwatch


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NS


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A Norfolk Southern train engineer has been fired and a conductor suspended after railroad investigators determined their train derailed because the engineer did not correctly operate the train's brakes.
The train derailed January seventh in Montgomery County.
Norfolk Southern spokesman Bob Auman says the railroad's investigation shows
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./January 7, 1995;

the weather wasn't a factor in the accident, despite 18 inches of snow on the ground and temperature of 21 degrees.
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A federal government report says the train was going 57 miles-per-hour on a curve with a 30 mile-per-hour speed limit.

Fatality


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A Dryden man is dead following an accident near Big Stone Gap last night.
State police say 42-year-old Frank Spencer Stacy was driving a pickup truck along Route 23 when it ran off the road and overturned.
Police don't now why Stacy ran off the road.
Also -- a Wytheville man died of injuries he sustained in a crash on Monday.
31-year-old James Richard Rowe Junior was a passenger in a car involved in a head on collision in Wythe County.
State police say Rowe's vehicle was struck by another car traveling on the wrong side of the road. Charges are pending in that accident.


Highway-Fatality


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Meantime, the Department of Motor Vehicles says Virginia had the lowest highway fatality rate last year since the state started keeping the statistic in 19-66.
The state's fatality rate per 100 million miles traveled last year was one-point-28.
The national rate was one-point-76.

Vitamins


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Here's another statistic --
More than 150 million Americans take vitamin supplements, but recent studies show we're WASTING three out of every four dollars spent on vitamins.
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It's important to make sure the product you're buying isn't outdated.
Also, there's very little difference between "natural" and "synthetic" vitamins, though the price can range wildly.
Not everyone needs a vitamin supplement-- because your primary source of nutrients should come from a healthy diet.
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((ELLEN WADE/COMMUNITY HOSPITAL NUTRITION MANAGER:LIKE SEAT BELTS, VITAMINS CAN OFFER SOME PROTECTION AGAINST INJURY BUT DON'T OFFER EQUIVALENT PROTECTION FOR RECKLESS DRIVING.LOW FIBER, HIGH FAT DIET WITH NO EXERCISE LIFESTYLE IS NOT GOING TO CUT IT. ))
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There are other instances where vitamin supplements can be very beneficial--
For instance iron is recommended during pregnancy, as is taking folic acid.
Do consult your doctor before adding supplements to your diet.... some vitamins can react negatively with medications.
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2-scores


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The Chicago Bulls have apparently been taking their vitamins -- they beat the Sacramento Kings last night.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=96-Golden St./105/Houston/102//Chicago/=89/Sacramento/=67;
SUPER=96-New Jersey/=82/Vancouver/=77//Orlando/113/Detroit/=91;
SUPER=96-Charlotte/102/Indiana/=94//Cleveland/=81/Dallas/=72;
SUPER=96-Portland/106/Minnesota/=78//LA Lakers/=94/Seattle/=71;



SUPER=97-St. Joseph's/=82/Providence/=62//Nebraska/=82/Washington St./=73;
SUPER=97-Fresno St./=80/Michigan St./=70//Rhode Island/=62/Charleston/=58;



SUPER=103-Edmonton/==4/NY Rangers/==1//Florida/==5/Ottawa/==2;
SUPER=103-Detroit/==6/Toronto/==5//Anaheim/==2/Washington/==1;
SUPER=103-Philadelphia/==4/NY Islanders/==1//Colorado/==4/Vancouver/==3;




Two-Larry


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2Headlines


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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The stage is set for the November election - now that Bob Dole has wrapped up the Republican presidential nomination.
The results from yesterday's primaries in the Midwest gave Dole more than the 996 delegates he needs to mathmatically clinch the nomination.
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A murdered New Jersey school teacher secretly records a conversation with her alleged teenaged killer.
The woman was carjacked from an Ocean City shopping center last week and pleaded with her abductor to take her car and not her life.
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And a moonshine operation is busted in Franklin County.
A-B-C agents confiscated about 400 gallons of moonshine whiskey.
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And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, March 20th.
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Schoolwatch


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Campaign-96


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Bob Dole says he'll soon begin the process of picking a running mate.
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SUPER=03-Washington DC/Last Night;


The Senate majority leader clinched the G-O-P Presidential nomination last night with primary wins in four midwestern states.
Still, the Dole campaign is not going to claim victory until after California's primary next Tuesday.
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((SEN. BOB DOLE; CALIFORNIA WILL BE A BIG ONE TAKE US OVER THE TOP...GREAT MONTH, WON A TOTAL OF 25 0F 25...ELECTIONS ARE ALL ABOUT CHOICE AND REPUBLICANS ARE ALL UNITED ABOUT WHO THEY WANT TO RESTORE COMMON SENCE TO THE WHITE HOUSE. ))
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SUPER=03-California/Last Night;


Focusing on his only success last night in Michigan, where he picked up a minority share of the state's 57 delegates, Patrick Buchanan vowed to continue his campaign and make big gains in California.
Buchanan maintains that the Michigan results indicate Dole is weak with middle class voters.
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CHINA-QUAKE


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An earthquake in China has left more than two dozen dead and thousands homeless.
Officials say it had a magnitude of six-point-nine and struck a remote northwestern province.
Communication to some of the hardest hit areas is out, making assessment of damage and casualties difficult.
Officials say they expect the death toll to rise.

Subway


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On the first anniversary of the deadly nerve-gas attack in a Japanese subway, bereaved families gathered this morning to mourn the victims.
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SUPER=03-Tokyo;


Today's ceremonies were held at the same hour as the attack, during morning rush hour.
A dozen people died and more than five-thousand others were sickened in the attack.
The leader of a doomsday cult is awaiting trial on charges of masterminding the crime.
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Weinstein


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In New Jersey, a deseperate plea for life captured on tape.
Police say an Ocean City teacher found dead this week secretly recorded a conversation with her alleged killer.
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VO-NAT


45- year- old Kathleen Weinstein was carjacked in an Ocean City
SUPER=03-Ocean Co., NJ;

shopping center where she had stopped to get a sandwich. Investigators say she turned on a recorder in her purse while she begged for her life.
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((DANIEL CARLUCCIO/OCEAN COUNTY PROSECUTOR: ON THE TAPE MRS. WEINSTEIN VALIANTLY AND PERSISTENTLY USED EVERY POWER SHE HAD TO CONVINCE HER ATTACKER TO SIMPLY TAKER HER CAR AND NOT HER LIFE.))
SUPER=01-Daniel Carluccio/Ocean Co. Prosecutor;
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OUT Q=AND NOT HER LIFE."
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A 17- year- old boy is being held at a Juvenile Detention Center.
He was orginally charged with stealing Weinstein's car, but police have now added a murder charge.
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Ochoa


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A man charged with the first murder in Amherst in nine years could stay in jail until his trial.
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SUPER=03-Amherst/Yesterday;


27 year old Juan Jose Ochoa (oh-KOE-a) waived his preliminary hearing yesterday in General District Court.
Judge Paul Whitehead refused to set bond for Ochoa, believing he might flee to his native Mexico if released.
Ochoa, who doesn't speak English, had to rely on an interpreter for the hearing.
Both sides say the language barrier has slowed the legal process.
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((WILLIAM MUNDY/ASST. PROSECUTOR: IT MAKES IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR EVERYONE BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE TRANSLATOR TO TRANSLATE FROM ENGLISH TO SPANISH, THEN GET THE ANSWER FROM THE DEFENDANT OR WITNESS AND GET THE TRANSLATION BACK INTO ENGLISH.))
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Ochoa is accused of shooting 22- year- old Jesus (hay-ZOOS) Martinez to death during an argument last month.
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Love


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A Dinwiddie County man captured after a chase through two counties has been indicted for the murder of a former girlfriend.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 6;


A Prince George County grand jury yesterday indicted 22-year-old Shawn Love on a charge of murdering Sayonara Mc-Laughlin.
Mc-Laughlin was shot three times on March fifth in her home.
The 21-year-old woman died five days later.
SUPER=04-March 5;


Love was arrested in Roanoke on the same day as the shooting after wrecking his car during a high speed chase with police.
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3-Sports


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In sports -- the Express closed out its regular schedule with a loss to the Stingrays.
Mike Stevens has the details.
Good morning Mike.
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Three-Larry


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Still-Bust


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Only days after a large moonshine bust in Pittsylvania County-- a smaller bust last night, just across the county line.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Night;


A-B-C agents raided a still off Route 7-5-2 in the Truevine section of Franklin County.
Authorities say there were eight 800- gallon stills all told.
About 400 gallons in the barn when it was raided.
Since moonshine is a big money- maker-- it's a fairly popular business in the area.
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((GERALD JOYCE/A.B.C. SPECIAL AGENT: IT PRETTY WELL GOES FAIRLY LIGHT IN THE COURTS, AND THERE'S A LOT OF MONEY IN IT. YOU KNOW, YOU GET CAUGHT AND YOU KNOW, THAT'S WHY WE'VE GOT RETURN OFFENDERS THAT HAVE BEEN CAUGHT NUMEROUS TIMES-- BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT'S MADE IN IT. ))
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Authorities arrested Harry Cousins of Pittsylvania County and Douglas Tyler of Rocky Mount on charges of manufacturing without a license.
Both were later released on bond.
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Robbery


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A 24- year- old Danville woman was arrested a little more than an hour after she allegedly robbed a local bank.
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SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;


Police say the robber yesterday took about 900 dollars from the American National Bank on West Main Street.
Police say about 15- minutes after the bank was robbed an officer noticed what appeared to be the suspect's car parked outside a motel.
Tina Louise Frye was arrested after she emerged from a wooded area nearby.
She's being held in the Danville jail.
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Train-Ax


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A Norfolk Southern train engineer has been fired and a conductor suspended after railroad investigators determined their train derailed because the engineer did not correctly operate the train's brakes.
The train derailed January seventh in Montgomery County.
Norfolk Southern spokesman Bob Auman says the railroad's investigation shows
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./January 7, 1995;

the weather was not a factor in the accident, despite 18 inches of snow on the ground and temperature of 21 degrees.
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A federal government report says the train was going 57 miles-per-hour on a curve with a 30 mile-per-hour speed limit.

Bedford-Fire


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A Good Samaritan yesterday helped rescue a family from their burning home.
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SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Yesterday;


The house on Route 43- -eight miles south of Bedford- -caught fire in the early afternoon.
A neighbor driving down the road spotted the blaze-- and stopped to help rescue the family.
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((ELMO AYERS: WE REACHED IN THERE AND GOT THEM OUT AND THE LADY WAS GOING BACK AFTER HER DAUGHTER-- AND I HAD TO HOLD HER WHILE WE GOT THE OTHERS OUT-- BECAUSE SHE WAS GOING BACK AND SHE WAS BURNT BAD. ))
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Authorities say 42- year- old Richard Cunningham suffered burns and scrapes.
His wife, 43- year- old Patricia Cunningham, is in critical condition at the U-V-A Burn Center.
Also injured were their daughter, 24- year- old Annette Nelms and granddaughter, four- year- old Mercedes Mason.
No word on how serious their injuries were.
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Investigators are still trying to determine the cause-- but believe the fire started in a wood stove.

Schoolwatch


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