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Fire destroys a home in Montgomery County this morning...
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And the Vice-Presidential candidates prepare for their turn in the debate spotlight.
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Stay with us News 7 at Noon is coming up next.

VP-Debate


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Republican presidential Candidate Bob Dole says he is stepping up his attacks on President Clinton's character.
Clinton says the strategy is the mark of a desperate candidate.
But tonight the focus of the presidential race shifts to the number two spot on the ticket as Vice- President Al Gore and his republican challenger Jack Kemp meet for their one and only debate.
Russ Mitchell has more from Florida.
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((WHILE PREPARATIONS CONTINUE TUESDAY INSIDE THE ST. PETERSBURG BAY FRONT CENTER, THE COMBATANTS WERE STILL DEVELOPING GAME PLANS. AL GORE HAS NOT BEEN
SEEN SINCE MONDAY. HE'S BEEN HUDDLING WITH ADVISORS IN THE SARASOTA FLORIDA

AREA AND WON'T ARRIVE HERE UNTIL THIS AFTERNOON.
JACK KEMP'S ST.PETERSBURG WELCOME CAME AFTER SEVERAL DAYS OF PRACTACE DEBATES IN BAL HARBOUR, FLORIDA...KEMP PREDICTED TONIGHT'S REAL THING WILL CONTAIN MANY OF THE SAME THEMES OF SUNDAY'S CLINTON-DOLE FACE OFF..LOOK FOR EXCHANGES OVER TAX POLICIES..THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY AND WELFARE..TRYING TO LOWER EXPECTATIONS BOTH KEMP AND GORE CALL THEMSELVES THE UNDERDOG IN TONIGHT'S DEBATE..AND WHILE NEITHER MAN IS DIVULGING STRATEGY, KEMP TUESDAY OFFERED THIS PREVIEW.
((JACK KEMP: MY DAUGHTER TOLD ME TO BE MYSELF..DON'T DO ANYTHING STUPID...))

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Clinton


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President Clinton has signed legislation designed to make the skies safer.
The measure authorizes 19- billion dollars for airport improvements and security.
The legislation will pay for hundreds of state- of- the- art bomb detection scanners and require airlines to conduct background checks on baggage handlers.

Jewell


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Richard Jewell may be closer to clearing his name.
C-B-S News quotes a federal judge who says the investigation of the Olympic Park Bombing suspect "appears to be history."
The judge is considering whether to unseal affidavits that were used to obtain search warrants against Jewell.
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Meanwhile, lawyers for the former security guard say the F-B-I has returned their client's gun collection and other belongings.
And they say authorities are no longer keeping tabs on Jewell. The F-B-I has declined any comment.
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Bosnia


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The first U-S units sent to Bosnia a year ago are coming home.
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60- thousand peacekeepers have been stationed in Bosnia under the peace accord that was signed last December.
Some of those soldiers are now beginning their withdrawal from Slavonski Brod, which is serving as the staging area for the U- S withdrawal.
The first U-S units to leave have been stationed near Tuzla.
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Bust-Drugs


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Police in Roanoke made dozens of drug arrests last night.
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24 adults and 5 juveniles were taken into custody.
Authorities are still searching for nearly 40 more individuals wanted for distributing drugs.
Among the targeted neighborhoods were Lafayette Boulevard and Melrose Avenue, as well as the Garden City and Williamson Road areas.
On Monday, the Grand Jury returned 96 indictments against 55 adults for distributing crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana and imitation narcotics.
Twelve juveniles were also charged with distributing drugs.
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Trailer-Fire


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Fire destroyed a mobile home in Montgomery County this morning.
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John Nakutis (nuh-KOO-tiss) lost everything he owned in the blaze.
He was next door at his mother's home on McCormick Road when he walked outside and noticed smoke coming from his trailer.
He said it appeared the fire started in the bathroom.
No one was injured in the fire, but the trailer is a total loss.
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Wythe-Fatal


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One woman is dead and another in critical condition today following a 2 vechicle accident yesterday in Wythe County.
70 year-old Virginia (Sec-o-bich) Secobich of Massachusetts died at the scene when a van struck the Buick she was riding in.
State police say the driver of the Buick, Wanda S. Bourne of Fries (FREEZ) made an improper lane change, and the van hit it broadside.
Bourne was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where she is in serious condition.
No one in the van was injured.

Nobel


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Five Americans have claimed nobel prizes in Chemistry and Physics.
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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the awards this morning in Stockholm.
U-S physicists David Lee, Robert Richardson and Douglas Osheroff were cited for discovering superfluidity in helium- three. Their work in the 19-70s was a breakthrough in low- temperature physics.
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Meanwhile, Rice University Researchers Robert Curl Junior and Richard Smalley are sharing the Nobel Prize for Chemistry with Harold Kroto of Britain.
The Royal Academy honored them for the 19-85 discovery of fullerenes, carbon atoms bound in the form of a ball.

VMI


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Virginia Military Institute will have at least 30 female rats next year. That's how many female freshman V-M-I Superintendent Josiah Bunting said the school would be accepting. He spoke to alumni yesterday in Norfolk.
Afterward, he said the alumni are coming together to ensure that coeducation works.
V-M-I has received 116 inquiries from female high school seniors. The school plans to conduct an open house later this month.


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Still to come on the newscast,
The middle east is rocked by an earthquake centered in the Mediterranean Sea.
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And Lynchburg City Council members find themselves dealing with a brewing controversy involving a piece of artwork.
But first, let's check in with Patrick in the weathercenter.
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Earthquake


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The mideast was shaken by an earthquake today, but there's no word of any casualities.
Israeli Radio says the quake was centered in the Mediterranean sea north of Israel.
The U- S Geological Survey says the quake measured six- point- four on the Richter scale.
The tremor was also felt in Egypt, Cyprus, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon.

Warner


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The airwaves are filling with political ads as the campaign nears.
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Senator John Warner has a new T-V ad that portrays Democratic challenger Mark Warner as a Washington insider.
The ad that began airing yesterday says the Democrat made his telecommunications fortune by taking advantage of government loopholes on cellphone licenses.
Mark Warner said Virginia voters should reject such personal attacks.
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G-O-P pollster Glen Bolger said John Warner had to go on the offensive to prevent the race from tightening in the last weeks.
The incumbent has a big lead in polls.


Muldoon


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Ninth district congressional candidate Patrick Muldoon has joined the ranks of Republicans who've pledged to support tax reforms.
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Muldoon signed a pledge to that effect yesterday, saying if elected he will stand up for American families and hold the line on taxes.
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A number of G-O-P candidates nationwide signed similar pledges yesterday, joining about 275 legislators who signed on before them.
Muldoon is seeking to unseat incumbent Democrat Rick Boucher.

L'burg-Council


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A local group wants the Lynchburg City Council to live up to its pledge of accepting diverity, and allow a mural honoring civil rights activists to hang in City Hall.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( It is an imposing portrait.
Fifty square feet featuring the people who led the fight for civil rights in Lynchburg in the 1960's.
Its owner, the Legacy Project, has offered to hang the painting in City Hall, to coincide with the start of National Education Week in November.
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Too important to be placed anywhere besides the highly-visible lobby, where hundreds of people would see it each day.
The problem, city officials say, is where do they draw the line.
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((So it's possible that city manager Charles Church and museum officials could decide later this week that the best place for the mural is somewhere other than the lobby of this building. If that happens, councilman Junius Haskins says when the issue goes before city council, he has enough votes to make sure the painting goes in City Hall.))
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It's a safe bet that few council members, despite their best intentions, will enjoy having to vote against this request.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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Up next,
A live interview with a nutrition expert. We'll learn how to eat better.
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And,
A Danville family may have to take down a memorial placed at the site of a fatal crash on 220.
Stay with us.
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Mustain-Memorial


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Transportation officials call the 900-pound statue of the "Virgin Mary" a traffic hazard and say it has to go, but a Danville family is fighting to keep the memorial for their two children.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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(( It's been nearly a year since 12- year old Jami Earles and her 10- year year old brother James were killed in a traffic accident on Route 265.
Last week, a 25- hundred dollar memorial was erected in their memory.
Family members say they chose the statues because they'd be difficult for vandals to remove.
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The Mustains say they had permission to place two "four- foot" angels at the site, but decided to buy the "Virgin Mary" statue and two smaller angels instead-- never expecting any problems.
Local transportation officials say the two smaller angels can remain, but the "Virgin Mary" statue has to go.
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Wiles has given the Mustains until November first to remove the larger statue, but family members say the "Virgin Mary" is staying until they're shown in writing where they've violated the law or an ordinance. end su
In the meantime, construction continues at the intersection.
The median, where the children were killed, has been closed. And, right turn lanes have been created for traffic entering Route 265. Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Danville.))

Nutrition


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Most Americans are not as healthy as they nutritionists say they should be.
The U-S Department of Agriculture found that 80 percent of Americans do not eat enough grains, fruits, and vegetables on a daily basis.
David Chance has his master's of science in nutrition, and he is a program coordinator the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association. 2-shot
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Diets seem to be very popluar today. How can people lose weight, but still eat healthy?
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Vegetarianism seems to be growing. What does it take to be a vegetarian and still get have a balanced diet?
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Vitamins are gaining popularity. Are they really a substitute for the natural vitamins in food?
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High-Tech-Park


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Alleghany County officials announced plans this morning to build a 200-acre high tech industrial park.
The park will be located about two miles from Clifton Forge next to Interstate 64.
It will be designed to attract high technolgy related jobs in the communication and information industry. Even though the park won't be finished for two to three years, economic development officials say at least one company has already expressed interest.

Stocks


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Stocks prices are in retreat on Wall Street.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 29 points.
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Coming up,
The saga of the pigs from Vinton refuses to die,
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And,
One of America's best cyclists battling more than steep hills.
That and more when we return.
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Yanks


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Those of you hoping for highlights from game one of the American League
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championship series are instead watching Josephine in action.
Heavy rain in New York city forced last night's game to be postponed until this afternoon at four.
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Lance


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America's best road racing cyclist, Lance Armstrong, now faces the toughest ride of his short life, an uphill battle with cancer.
Armstrong had a malignant testicle removed last week, but doctors are hopeful he can make a complete recovery.
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The two time defending Tour DuPont champion had the surgery on Thursday and is now undergoing chemotherapy to control the often agressive cancer.
The cure rate for this type of cancer, in its advanced stage, ranges between 65 and 85 percent. Armstrong's doctor says the cancer has spread to an area of Lance's stomach
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Armstrong, who is just 25 years old, says the cancer is in the moderate to advanced stages, and that he has likely had the disease since he began riding competitively in his teens.
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Camby


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The Atlantic 10 player of the year from last season is creating some concern in the Toronto Raptors training camp.
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Marcus Camby, is scheduled to have an MRI exam done on his right ankle today.
The six foot eleven inch forward injured the ankle in practice on Sunday, and so far it has not responded to treatment.
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Salem


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In Salem last night, the Lady Spartans and Northside locked up in a Blue Ridge tussle.
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We pick it up late in the third and the Lady Vikes up by 9.
Amy Heath dishes to Kristina McMillan on the fast break. She finishes the play to put Northside up by eleven.
Salem would make a run in the fourth cutting the lead to five on two occasions. Mandy Williams hooks up with Elizabeth Croy for the easy layin.
But Northside pulls it out. Samantha Webb finds herself all alone
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in the paint. She sticks the short jumper and Northside wins it 55 to 49.
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Vinton-Pigs


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The three little pigs of Vinton are back and this time their owner wants them to stay.
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Last summer, the town banned Wilbur, Arnold and Charlotte from living with their owner, Emma Saunders.
She refused to say what she did with them.
But the pigs are apparently alive and well and living with Saunders' friends.
Now she wants them back, and is circulating a petition to get town council to change the ordinance, so she can keep her Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs as pets.
About 135 people have signed the petition so far.
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