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HEADLINES

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The Navy's top officer reportedly has commited suicided after being questioned about the legitimacy of his medals.
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and one man is dead and a woman in custody after a stabbing in Roanoke last night. wx-head
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News 7 Mornin' is next.

Boorda


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Police in Washington say the evidence suggests the death of the Navy's top officer will be classified as a suicide.
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Admiral Mike Boorda died yesterday afternoon of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.
He died soon after learning Newsweek magazine was questioning the legitimacy of some of his combat medals.
Boorda left behind two notes.
According to published reports, they express concern about the disgrace that would result from the article, and fear that the Navy's reputation might suffer.
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Stabbing


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A Roanoke woman is being held in jail following a fatal stabbing last night.
It happened at about 9:40 in the 1900 block of Patterson Avenue.
Police say 41- year- old Joyce Ann Mohadess stabbed 40- year- old Thomas Earl Spivey (SPY-Vee) Junior in the chest.
Spivey was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he later died, according to a hospital official.

Neglect


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Three Roanoke children have been taken from their home and put in foster care.
That after police and Social Service workers say they found them living in unsanitary conditions.
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Wednesday they inspected a Harrison Avenue home and found two of the children wearing urine soaked pants. nia baby is home from the hospital this morning following a near fatal beating, allegedly at the hands of a six- year- old.
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The six- year- old boy is now charged with attempted murder.
The infant suffered severe brain damage in the attack and doctors say he may never walk or see.
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The family plans to move from the neighborhood where the beating occured.
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TODDLER-SLAIN


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In Colorado, a preliminary hearing and trial date have been set in the case of the 10- year- old boy accused of KILLING a toddler.
Police say the 18-month old was beaten to death with a dog chain.
The boy was reportedly babysitting the child.
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Megans-law


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President Clinton today is set to make "Megan's Law" the law of the land.
The bill requires states to let communities know when a dangerous sex offender moves in.
The bill is named after a New Jersey seven- year- old who was raped and killed in 19-94.
A convicted sex offender who lived across the street from her is charged with the crime.
Megan's parents are expected to be present at today's White House bill-signing ceremony.

1-Sports


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In sports -- Mike Stevens has the latest from the world of racing.
Good morning Mike.
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NRV-Flooding


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The National Weather service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for most of West Virginia and parts of Southwest Virginia including Alleghany, Bath and Highland Counties.
Schools in Highland County are closed.
If an inch and a half of rain falls within one hour in the watch area, flash flooding is likely.
Flooding in Pocohontas County, West Virginia this morning is forcing some evacuations and closing schools.
Rising waters in Pendleton County are forcing schools to run two hours late.
Meantime, parts of Southwest Virginia are mopping up from yesterday's flooding.
Tracy Altizer begins our coverage from Mercer County, West Virginia.
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(( Once the water receded, Kellysville residents crept back to their homes to see what the East River failed to claim.
In some cases, there was little.
Julian Prince lost everything, but feels lucky he escaped his trailer with his life.
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((JULIAN PRINCE/FLOOD VICTIM: MY NEIGHBOR KNOCKED ON MY DOOR. THE WATER WAS COMING UP. I STEPPED OUT THE DOOR AND THEN THE TRAILER MOVED. ))
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Just a few miles across the border in Giles County, Wolf Creek was the culprit.
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((WHENEVER YOU DECIDE YOU WANT OUT LET US KNOW. ))
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Residents here know the dangers. They've experience it before, and know they will again.
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((JEFFERY EAST/FLOOD VICTIM: NO, I'M SURE IT'LL HAPPEN AGAIN. THIS IS ABOUT THE WORST I'VE SEEN, THIS TIME. ))
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In neighboring Pulaski, residents along Dora Highway are fed up with the predictability of Peak Creek.
This is the second time in four months water has threatened their homes.
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((JAKE BLEVINS/FLOOD VICTIM: I BEEN TO TOWN COUNCIL FOR ABOUT 18 YEARS TRYING TO GET THEM TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS BOTTLENECK WE HAVE DOWN HERE. ))
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((BRENDA WARDEN/FLOOD VICTIM: IT'S NASTY DOWN HERE. THEY SHOULD FIX IT WHERE THE WATER WILL NOT COME IN THESE PEOPLE'S YARDS AND RUIN OUR HOMES.))
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Town council is exploring a state program which helps relocate people in problem areas.
And it's asked the Army Corps of Engineers to look into corrective measures.
Even so, no one is making any promises.
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((BETTY STEGER/PULASKI COUNCIL MEMBER: THEY'RE TO MAKE A STUDY AND THEN THEY WILL COME BACK TO US WITH SOME RECOMMENDATIONS. AND OF COURSE THE BOTTOM LINE ON EVERYTHING IS ALWAYS MONEY. ))
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By late afternoon, the cleanup was well underway, as the streams retreated to their banks and residents returned to their homes. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Bland-Flooding


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Flooding in Bland County also forced Rocky Gap residents out of their homes early yesterday.
Scott Prince has that story.
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(( Rocky Gap has a rocky road ahead of it.
The Bland County town could not escape devastating flood waters... and now residents are knee deep in problems.
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Just outside the town limits, on Interstate 77... hard rains caused a rock slide from a nearby quarry.
That had traffic backed up for nearly two miles.
But by far, the worst damage was in the heart of Rocky Gap...where water ripped through homes and vehicles.
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((SCOTT WASHER/FLOOD VICTIM: I JUST MOVED UP HERE FROM FLORIDA AND IT DOES GET BAD IN FLORIDA WHEN THERE'S HURRICANES COME THROUGH, BUT NOTHING LIKE THIS. NOTHING AS QUICK. ))
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There's no telling how long the clean up will take... but local officials are hoping things will get back to normal by the end of the week.
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((SHERIFF M.M. COX/BLAND COUNTY: IT WILL TAKE 2 TO 3 DAYS TO GET ALL OF THE BASEMENTS PUMPED OUT AND PEOPLE BACK IN THEIR HOMES. ))
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Right now it seems Rocky Gap residents are just thankful no one was injured in this Bland County flood.
They say they need to make the best of a bad situation... and muddle through.
Scott Prince, News 7, Bland County.))

2-scores


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Utah's bench wound up grounding San Antonio, leading the Jazz to an N-B-A Conference final meeting with Seattle.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Admiral Mike Boorda apparently killed himself to spare the Navy further scandal.
Published reports say the chief of naval operations was concerned about an investigation into the legitimacy of medals he wore.
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Investigators looking into the ValuJet crash in Florida are trying to get to the bottom of some eight-inch oxygen generators that were being transported on the plane.
The generators are suspected in a possible explosion or fire on the jet.
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And one of the climbers rescued this week from a blizzard on Mount Everest has ties to the Roanoke Valley.
Charlotte Fox is one of two Americans who survived a failed climb.
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And that's what's making news on this Friday May 17th.
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Admiral-Boorda


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Police in Washington say the evidence points to suicide in the death of the Navy's top uniformed officer.
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And notes left by Admiral Mike Boorda reportedly suggest he wanted to save the Navy a scandal over medals he wore -- but may not have earned.
Boorda died of a gunshot wound yesterday afternoon, within hours of learning that Newsweek magazine was raising questions about the legitimacy of some of his medals.
"The Washington Post" says the notes suggest Boorda feared his case would hurt the reputation of the Navy.
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Ochoa-Trial


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In Amherst -- a Mexican migrant worker accused of gunning down another man in February says he acted in self defense.
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27-year old Juan Jose Ochoa (oh-CHO-uh) is standing trial for the murder of
(HAY-zoos) Jesus Mendoza February 19th.
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Witnesses say Ochoa shot Mendoza five times after accusing Mendoza of stealing money and property from him.
Prosecutors say Ochoa had no reason to fear for his life.
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((STARKE MUNDY/PROSECUTOR: COMMONWEALTH'S EVIDENCE WILL BE THAT THIS MAN RIGHT HERE SHOT HIM TWICE IN THE CHEST WITH AN AK- 47, AND AS HE SPUN AROUND OR TURNED AND FELL, SHOT HIM MORE TIMES IN THE BACK.))
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But Ochoa's lawyer claims his client was being threatened by Mendoza and another man.
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((GORDON POINDEXTER/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THEY BOTH APPROACHED HIM AND CONFRONTED HIM AND THEY WERE CURSING HIM AS THEY CAME TOWARDS HIM, AND HE WAS AFRAID OF 'EM.))
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Ochoa is being assisted by an interpreter during the trial.
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VALUJET


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Crash investigators continue their focus on whether dozens of canisters aboard ValuJet Flight 5-92 were empty or filled with chemicals that could have caused a fire before the plane crashed.
A top federal safety official calls the oxygen generators "issue number one" in the investigation.
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A preliminary check of the plane's engines shows no evidence of fire.
The engines were pulled from the Everglades muck yesterday.
Their discovery means investigators may soon be able to rule out engine failure in the crash.
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Dole


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Citizen Bob Dole is back in Washington today, getting ready for a big campaign swing in the next two weeks.
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Yesterday while cutting his "ties" to the senate, Dole also cut "ties" to his Washington insider suit.
He sported a new look in Chicago: a sport coat, khakis and no necktie.
Dole's next campaign stops will be in North Carolina, Florida and California.
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Everest Rescue


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A former Roanoke Valley resident is among those who recently survived a blizzard on Mount Everest.
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Charlotte Fox is is also a graduate of Hollins College.
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This latest trip was her fifth expedition as a mountain-climber...a feat that came as no surprise to one of her former classmates.
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((CAROLYN LAMOTTE - FORMER CLASSMATE SHE WAS ON THE LACROSSE TEAM AND SHE WAS ON THE HOCKEY TEAM AND I DON'T KNOW IF SHE DID TENNIS I THINK SHE WAS ON THE TRACK TEAM TOO. SHE WAS ALWAYS RUNNING...ALWAYS HAD FLUSHED CHEEKS BECAUSE SHE WAS ALWAYS DOING SOMETHING)).
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The climbers each paid sixty thousand dollars to tackle the world's highest peak.
They were climbing down the mountain when they ran into blizzard conditions.
Eight people died in that expedition, including two Americans.
It was the worst tragedy on Mount Everest since it was first conquered in 19-53.
Fox now lives in Aspen, Colorado where she works as a ski patroller...rescuing OTHERS from treacherous snowstorms.
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Army-Dog


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It's the continuing saga of a man and his dog, the U- S Army, and a senator from Virginia.
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All week we've been telling the tale of "Pugsy,"... whose being kept at the Roanoke S-P-C-A.
But thanks to the staff at Senator John Warner's office, it looks like the dog will be reunited with its original owner.
Randy Fair is currently stationed at an army base in West Germany and has no idea how Pugsy got to Roanoke.
He thought the dog was being taken care of by a friend in Washington, State.
Now, the S-P-C-A is trying to raise money to send Pugsy to Germany.
A local pet store has already donated a shipping crate and a Vinton veterinarian is supplying the required shots.
We'll keep you posted.
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3-Sports


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Meantime, Mike Stevens is keeping us posted on the N-C-Double-A women's softball tournaments in Salem.
Good morning Mike.
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Three-Larry


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(Live Interview)



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Fatal-Stabbing


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There was a fatal stabbing in Roanoke last night.
It happened at about 9:40 in the 1900 block of Patterson Avenue.
Police say 41- year- old Joyce Ann Mohadess stabbed 40- year- old Thomas Earl Spivey (SPY-Vee) Junior in the chest.
Spivey was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he later died, according to a hospital official.
Mohadess is being held in jail.

Roanoke-Neglect


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Roanoke Police and Social Service workers say they found three children living in unsanitary conditions.
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Wednesday they inspected a Harrison Avenue home and found two of the children wearing urine soaked pants.
Feces were found on the floor in several rooms.
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The children were put in foster care.
Their 28-year old father is charged with child neglect.
Similar charges were also brought against the mother.
The children's bedridden grandmother was also found in the home.
She was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The names of those involved have not been released.


Ritalin


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The Roanoke City School Board has approved the expulsion of four students for mis-using Ritalin- a prescription drug used to treat attention deficit disorder.
But school officials say they do not believe abuse of the drug has become a widespread problem in the schools.
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Because of laws protecting confidentiality, school officials declined to discuss specifics of the cases, but they say there is no evidence that abuse of Ritalin has become a problem of major proportions.
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Officials say school employees have administered Ritalin and other prescription drugs properly, but they are reviewing policies and procedures.
They hope to present their recommendations to the school board within a month.

Riverside-Quickette


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The state is charging a Roanoke County convenience store with selling beer to minors.
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The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board began an investigation of the Riverside Quickette after a fatal drunk-driving accident last winter.
A student at Glenvar High School bought some beer at the store,
SUPER=04-December 14, 1995;

and later struck and killed teacher Bonnie Kitts as she was out walking with her husband.
The store clerk admitted selling the beer to the boy, had even pled guilty in district court, but the judge dismissed the charges.
The A-B-C says the store sold beer to minors at least three times last December.
A hearing on the charges will be held in July.
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Indoor-pot


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On the street they called him the "phototron man" for his high-quality locally-grown marijuana.
Yesterday Vic Layman was sentenced to serve almost five years in prison.
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Layman admitted he got carried away trying to make money by using his expertise as a plant grower.
His original expertise was growing Irises.
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But he graduated to marijuana, setting up indoor grow houses with sophisticated lighting devices to "force" the plants into production.
HE said his initial efforts were a "total failure."
Eventually he was SO successful, the government ended up confiscating 300-thousand dollars in cash in addition to a lot of his real estate.
One of Layman's property managers, (MA-jeed Kaush-ghad) Majid Khoshghad, was sentenced yesterday to serve 34 months.
Pot grower Bob Christenson got 18 months.
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Layman's partner, Joe Bennett Smith actually got a slightly longer sentence: 62 months, compared to 57 months for Layman.

4-scores


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The Utah Jazz are in the N-B-A's Western Conference finals for the third time in five years.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=92-Chi Cubs/=13/Houston/==1//NY Mets/==6/San Diego/==3;
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