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Coming up on News 7,
An early morning murder at a Lynchburg night club has police searching for suspects,
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and clues to the murder of Alicia Reynolds are beginning to unravel.
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The forecast looks bumpy as showers and thunderstorms move into southwest Virginia later tonight and tomorrow.
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Don't go away News 7 at Noon is next.

L'burg-Murder


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A Lynchburg night spot is the site of another murder -- the SECOND this year.
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It happened early this morning outside the Glass House restaurant on Wards Road.
Police were called for a disturbance and minutes later a man was shot outside the night club by an unknown assailant.
Witnesses say the two men had been arguing prior to the shooting.
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26- year- old Edwin Bradley of College Park, Georgia was shot once in the chest and died later at Lynchburg General Hospital.
No arrests have been made.
The Glass House also was the scene of Lynchburg's first murder of 1996, when Robert Allen was shot to death there January 21st.
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Bodies


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Mystery still surrounds the deaths of a Roanoke couple.
The bodies of 59-year old Manfred Woody and his 42-year old wife Wanda, were discovered yesterday morning in their Day Avenue apartment.
It was their son, Malcolm Woody, who found his parents dead in the kitchen.
Police confirm that Wanda Woody suffered a blow to the head... and they now say her husband had a similar injury.
Authorities also believe that an argument took place in the vicinity of the Woody home shortly before the deaths were reported.
Malcolm Woody told police he was asleep before discovering the bodies... and heard nothing.
Autopsies are being performed today.
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Reynolds


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Alicia (AL EE SEE AH) Showalter Reynolds' killer may have left behind clues that will help police identify him.
Reynolds disappeared while driving on U-S 29 near Culpepper in March -- her body was not found until May.
The State Medical Examiner's Office says fingerprints, D-N-A, and trace evidence were found in the murder case, but declined to say where.
The evidence will be compared to fingerprints and D-N-A profiles of convicted felons.
State police released an artist's sketch of a man who drove a dark-colored pickup truck and attempted to stop women on the stretch of U-S 29 between Culpeper and Charlottesville.
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Sowers


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And officials are looking for clues in the death of a Patrick Henry High School student.
Yesterday, 17- year- old Brian Sowers died from an UNdiagnosed illness.
He went into the hospital last month with a temperature of 106 point- 4.
Jay Moore has the story.
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(( Brian Sowers was an active member of the Vinton community.
He passed away after spending four weeks in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Community Hospital.
The pastor of his church remembers him as a friend to all.
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Wallace Cundiff also has fond memories of Brian.
He says the death has not only stunned him but the community as well.
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Unfortunately, the family doesn't have any health insurance.
So the business leaders of Vinton have stepped in to help.
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A fund has been set up at NationsBank for anyone who wants to make a donation.
In Vinton, Jay Moore, News 7.))
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Blood samples have been sent to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and to several other labs.

Trailer-Ax


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A tractor- trailer overturned today in Franklin County sending one man to the hospital.
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The accident happened about 7:30 this morning on the southbound exit ramp from U-S 220 to Route 40.
The driver was pinned in the wreck. He was taken to the hospital in Roanoke, but there's no word yet on his condition.
The truck was carrying a load of eggs.
The wreck closed the exit ramp for more than two hours.
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Still to come on News 7 --
The latest unemployment figures give Wall Street a scare this morning, and several cats and dogs are looking for new homes after being neglected at a local kennel. WX ad lib viewernet music up full comm1

Clinton


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On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was down 35 points --
Stocks have been down since a suggestion of stronger-than-expected economic growth.
The Labor Department reports 348-thousand jobs were ADDED to business payrolls last month.
Economists say this report may mean the Federal Reserve will HIKE short-term interest rates to keep inflation in check.
President Clinton is praising Americans for creating NEW employment opportunities and is NOT worried about inflation rates rising.
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Meantime, Virginia's unemployment rate fell below the four percent level for the second time in six years.
March and April figures remained at a low three-point-8 percent.
Lynchburg has recorded a 22 year low at 2-point-9 percent.
The jobless rate increased one-tenth of a percent in Roanoke.


Church-Fire


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President Clinton promises to find out WHO is setting fires at black churches in the South.
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Federal agents are investigating the latest one in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Last night, flames destroyed a nearly century-old building at the Matthews-Murkland Presbyterian Church.
The cause of the blaze is NOT known, but fire officials say they suspect arson.
So far, 27 southern black churches have burned in a year- and- a- half.
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Wildfires


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Firefighters are getting the upper hand on that huge wildfire in Alaska.
Forest officials expect to have firebreaks completely around the fire by Monday night.
Weakening winds and higher humidity are helping.
13-hundred firefighters are working to contain the blaze that has blackened more than 41-thousand acres, and destroyed at least 216 structures.
Damage is estimated at more than five- and- a- half- million dollars.
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Dogs


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In Pulaski County --
31 dogs and cats seized from a kennel are being nursed back to health so they can be put up for adoption.
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Sheriff's deputies found the animals when they executed a search warrant at Solid Rock Kennel on Tuesday.
The operators, Terry Weaver and Annette Jenkins are charged with 31 counts each of cruelty to animals.
The vet caring for 29 of cats and dogs now says many of them are undernourished and infested with worms.
Weaver has said the kennel was a ministry of his Emmanuel Independent Non-denominational Christian Church.
The church and kennel had closed. Authorities believe Weaver and Jenkins have left the state.
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Kitten-Rescue


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In San Diego -- city workers came to the rescue of a tiny kitten who got stuck beneath the streets of downtown San Diego.
The rescuers nicknamed him "Stormy".
The kitten appears to be okay.
He was given a checkup and a flea bath.
He'll rest for a few days then will be available for adoption at the Humane Society.
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Still to come, more animal news --
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Folks all over the country will be giving their dogs an extra hug tomorrow.
Actress Jane Seymour tells us about "National Rib Check Day" next on News 7 at Noon.
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Seymour
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GROWIN-IT


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Mowing the lawn this time of year can be a real pain, imagine having to mow 200 acres, and having to cut grass to seven different heights.
Today Patrick Evans looks at how the Roanoke Country Club grooms their 27 hole golf course.
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We've got sports next, including the latest on the battle for the Stanley Cup,
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and it was a dog day for the William Byrd Terriers.
We'll have lowlights of their loss in the Group-Two A state semi- finals.
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NHL


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Game two of the Stanley Cup finals last night in Denver was a blowout as the Avalanche rolled over the Panthers.
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Peter Forsberg tied a cup record with three goals in the first period.
And the record setter is one for the books.
Watch the puck ricochet off the glass behind goalie John VanBiesbrook
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The puck comes right over his left shoulder and Forsberg tips it in.
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It was that kind of night as the Avalanche win 8-to-1 to take a two games to none lead.
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Byrd


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William Byrd lost to Virginia High 5-TO-4 last night in the Group Two A state baseball semi-finals.
Steve Mason and photographer Greg Moore were in Bristol where the Terriers bid for revenge came up short.
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Giles


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The news was no better for Giles fans last night as the Spartans were beaten in the Group A baseball semi-finals 3-to-nothing by Powell Valley.
That game was played down in Big Stone Gap.

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Coming up in tonight's Health Check Report on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Connie Stevens will have the Medical Week in Review--
Plus, a controversial shingles treatment will NOT be allowed in the U.S.-- we'll explain why. Have a great weekend! Join us for the latest news, sports and weather-- on NEWS-7 at Five,