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Russia's probe to Mars has taken a tumble back to earth.
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And in Martinsville officials investigate a fuel oil leak coming from a drainage pipe.

Russian-probe


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A Russian rocket that was bound for Mars has instead crashed into the pacific ocean.
Russian scientists say a booster rocket failed shortly after liftoff.. causing the ship to fall out of orbit.
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For a while it appeared the rocket was headed for Australia.
Police and emergency services were put on full alert because the probe is powered by radio-active plutonium.
But the probe crashed harmlessly into the ocean and scientists say the remoteness of the crash site has eliminated the risk of contamination.
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cia-spy


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A veteran C-I-A worker is scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate in Virginia today on charges of spying for Russia.
"The New York Times" reports the worker was arrested over the weekend for passing classified information to the Russians over several years.
It's not clear yet what information the employee is accused of sharing.
But authorities believe he had access to security information involving the former Eastern block.


M'ville-Spill


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Emergency officials say a red liquid discovered in an underground drainage pipe last night in Martinsville turned out to be fuel oil.
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A Rocky Mount Company called L-C-M was called in to recover the fuel oil from a small creek.
Workers finished the clean up early this morning.
Officials were notified of the leak yesterday after a passerby reported seeing reddish colored material in a creek near the intersection of Broad and Aaron Streets.
Officials say they do not yet how much fuel leaked.
The Department of Environmental quality is expected at the scene today to check for further runoff.
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GIL-DAVIS


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Gil Davis is seeking the Republican nomination for Virginia's Attorney General office.
You may not recognize his name, but his name IS well known in the White House.
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Davis is one of Paula Jones' attorneys.
Jones alleges President Clinton sexually harassed her while he was Governor of Arkansas.
The President denies ever having an encounter with Jones.
The case goes before The Supreme Court in January.
Davis hopes the justices will rule that the President must face these charges while in office.
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Davis hopes his tour of southwest Virginia will help him win the Republican nomination.
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Senate-Power


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The balance in the Virginia Senate could be upset.
It all depends upon who is elected to fill the seat of Congressman- elect Virgil Goode.
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If Rocky Mount Republican Allen Dudley wins the bid, the senate's balance of power shifts for the first time in history.
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((SEN. MARK EARLEY/R-CHESAPEAKE: THE FACT THAT THE SENATE WOULD PERHAPS GO REPUBLICAN AND THE REPUBLICANS WOULD GAIN A MAJORITY WOULD HAVE TREMENDOUS SIGNIFICANCE, NOT JUST FOR FLOOR VOTES BUT ALSO FOR THE FUTURE OF THE SENATE.))
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The best Senate Democrats are allowing themselves to hope for is that Democrat Roscoe Reynolds wins, and is at least slightly less conservative than Democrat Virgil Goode.
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((I DON'T WANT TO PRESUME THAT MR. REYNOLDS WILL REPRESENT HIS CONSTITUENTS ANY DIFFERENTLY THAN MR. GOODE DID. SO THERE'S LIKELY TO BE SOME DIVERSIONS FROM THE DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY BY MR. REYNOLDS. WE'RE HOPING THAT WHEN HE GETS HERE AND UNDERSTANDS HOW WISE AND PERCEIVING WE ARE, WE CAN CONVINCE HIM TO VOTE WITH US.))
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The historic power-sharing agreement Goode helped craft in the evenly split senate of 19-96 will likely remain in effect until 19-99.
It would take a two-thirds vote to overturn it.
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Goode


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Before Goode's seat can be filled the Congressman- Elect has to turn in his senate resignation.
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At a Reynolds rally last week, Goode said it will probably be at least another week before he officially resigns his post.
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((VIRGIL GOODE/D- CONGRESSMAN ELECT: IT'S CUSTOMARY THAT IT FOLLOW THE CERTIFICATION OF THE RESULTS AND IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT WOULD BE ON NOVEMBER 25TH. SO A DAY OR TWO AFTER THAT, I WOULD BE GIVING THEM THE LETTER. ))
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Most state officials are pointing to December 17th as a possible date for the special election.
But at this point, nothing has been finalized.
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Common-Sense


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You don't have to watch your investments shrivel up just because the stock market takes a dive.
Len Besthoff tells us about some risk reducing measures you can take in the latest installment of Common Sense.
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((For the next two weeks on Common Sense, we'll talk about some investment moves you may wanna look at in case the economy decides to take a tumble. This week we'll talk about some stocks that hold up in nearly any kind of economy.))
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((TOM DUNKENBERGER/WHEAT FIRST BUTCHER SINGER: WELL WHEN YOU'RE NOT SURE OF WHAT THE ECONOMY IS ACTUALLY DOING, A LOT OF PEOPLE LOOK FOR THE DEFENSIVE STOCKS. AND THOSE ARE COMPANIES THAT PRODUCE PRODUCTS THAT ARE USED THROUGHOUT ANY MARKET CONDITION. IF THE ECONOMY'S SLOWING, THEY'RE STILL GONNA BUY FOOD, THEY'RE STILL GONNA BUY BEVERAGES, THEY'RE GONNA BUY HOUSEHOLD GOODS. AND THESE COMPANIES TEND TO DO WELL IN A SLOWING ECONOMY. THEY'VE DONE VERY WELL LATELY BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE MOVING TO THOSE QUALITY STOCKS IN FEAR THAT THE ECONOMY IS ACTUALLY SLOWING. SO YOU SEE THAT EFFECT AND IN TOUGH TIMES AND IN THE BAD TIMES LOOK TO THE QUALITY STOCKS THAT HAVE PROVEN YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT THAT THEY'RE GONNA HOLD THEIR VALUE.))
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2-HEADLINES
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HERE'S a look at today's top stories.
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Russia's failed space probe has fallen into the southern Pacific Ocean after speculation that it might hit Australia.
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Officials in Martinsville contain an oil spill.
The fuel oil was discovered in a creek.
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And a new drug may offer hope for some Alzheimer's patients.
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And that's what's making news on this Monday November 18th.

Mars-probe


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What's left of Russia's latest mission to Mars is resting on the bottom of the South Pacific this morning, between New Zealand and Chile.
The space probe, launched Saturday night, crash landed last night after a booster rocked failed.
Radar initially showed it was headed straight for Australia.
Bruce Dunning reports from Sydney.
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SPY


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A career C-I-A employee reportedly has been charged with passing classified secrets to the Russians for several years.
"The New York Times" reports the intelligence worker is scheduled to appear today before a federal magistrate in Virginia, where he was arrested Saturday.
His identity has not been released.
This would be the second time a career C-I-A employee has been accused of spying for Russia.
In 19-94, Aldrich Ames was sentenced to life in prison after he admitted selling secrets to the Soviets for years.

TWA


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The National Transportation Safety Board opens hearings in Miami on the ValuJet crash in the Everglades.
The N-T-S-B also plans to release the transcript of cockpit conversations and begin taking testimony.
The May eleventh accident killed all 110 people on board.
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4:03:13
Meantime the F-B-I is looking into a report by an airline pilot that he saw a streak of light in the sky Saturday near where T-W-A flight 800 went down.
The national weather Service says there's a good chance the light came from a meteor.
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Zaire


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What's being called the biggest homecoming of refugees in history appears to be coming to an end.
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The United Nations says the remaining Rwandan refugees en route from Zaire are mainly very old and very young stragglers.
The mass exodus has President clinton rethinking his plan to send thousands of troops to central Africa.
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President Clinton wraps up his Hawaiian vacation today and heads to Australia on the first leg of a nine day trip.
The centerpiece of Clinton's trip is the annual Asia-Pacific economic summit, being held this year in the Philippines.

AIR-BAGS


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As we approach the heavily traveled Thanksgiving day holiday weekend, the push is on to protect children.
Some of the nation's largest insurers and a number of other companies are launching a mailing campaign about air bag safety.
Millions of pamphlets will be sent out, telling customers that children are safest in the back seats of cars with dual air bags.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says air bags have been blamed for the deaths of 30 children.

Memory-drug


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There is encouraging news this morning for the millions of people suffering from the fatal brain disorder alzheimer's.
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It comes in the form of a new drug that appears to improve memory function in older men.
Scientists say a study shows older men taking Ampakine c-x-516 were able to remember sequences of sounds far better than men not taking the drug.
The study was done on healthy men only but researchers say the drug may prove helpful in alzheimer's patients.
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NS-Preview


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Federal court in Philadelphia takes the spotlight today in the latest chapter of the bidding war for Conrail.
Two Virginia based railroads, C-S-X and Norfolk Southern are making headline news trying to buy the northeast rail line, but the conflict can be kind of confusing.
Len Bestoff explains.
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(( Okay, here's the deal.
Norfolk Southern and C-S-X are two railroads based in Virginia, both with strong networks in the southeast and midwest.
They covet Conrail, because of the lucrative northeastern routes it has all to itself.
C-S-X and Conrail have agreed to merge for an estimated 93- dollars- a- share.
N-S is bidding 110- dollars a share, 17- dollars- more...seems like a no- brainer, but...
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Conrail's board says it's sticking with C-S-X because of the deal's strategic benefits.
Some believe Conrail execs are doing this because they'll have a job with the new company.
You'd think shareholders have the final say, but corporate laws in Pennsylvania allow for exceptions...and C-S-X and Conrail have written other provisions that make their deal, in the words of one C-S-X higher up, "bulletproof".
For that reason, Norfolk Southern is mounting its legal challenge to the deal.
It all begins next week in a federal courthouse in Philadelphia.
Len Besthoff, News-7. ))

Union


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Len Besthoff is travelling north to cover this story for News-7.
Be sure to watch our coverage, starting later today.
One other group we have not heard from in this fray is organized labor.
Most unions have decided to take a neutral stance.
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But one local president from Norfolk Southern says at least when it comes to the union culture at N-S and Conrail, they do not appear to match.
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((CLIFF GRIMSLEY/IBEW LOCAL 813 PRESIDENT: CONRAIL AND C-S-X CORPORATION DO A LOT OF SUBCONTRACTING OF MAINTENANCE. SO FROM JUST PROTECTING THE EMPLOYEES, UNION EMPLOYEES OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY, AND POINTS EAST AND WEST ON THE NORFOLK SOUTHERN SYSTEM, IT WOULD BE IN OUR BEST INTERESTS TO GO WITH A STRONG UNION AFFILIATION.))
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N-S is one of the largest employers in our area, with more than 35- hundred workers.

Spill


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A Martinsville creek found contaminated by a red liquid was dammed up by emergency workers last night.
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A Rocky Mount Company called L-C-M was called in to recover the fuel oil from the creek.
Workers finished the clean up early this morning.
Officials were notified of the leak yesterday after a passerby reported seeing reddish colored material in a creek near the intersection of Broad and Aaron Streets.
Officials say they do not yet how much fuel leaked.
The Department of Environmental quality is expected at the scene today to check for further runoff.
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watergate


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This is a big day for historians and Watergate addicts.
They're finally getting a chance to hear hours of White House tapes secretly recorded by Richard Nixon.
The National Archives unveils 201 hours of tapes today -- the first of five planned releases.
For nearly a quarter of a century, only prosecutors and archivists have listened to the tapes.

Civic-Center


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The Roanoke Civic Center is celebrating a full quarter century anniversary.
But some Roanokers remember life before the facility, when a neighborhood thrived.
Denise Allen has more.
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The Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church used to stand on what is now the civic center parking lot.
Church members weren't forced to sell, but the redevelopment left them with no parking or direct access to the church.
The Housing and Redevelopment Authority bought up most of the property in this northeast neighborhood.
Meadows says the prices were less than fair.
But the financial loss wasn't what hurt Meadows the most.
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But that was 25 years ago and times have changed.
Civic Center officials say this silver anniversary celebration is a thank you to the community for their patronage.
They say the area has turned into an entertainment center.
And now it's successful because of regular events such as pro-hockey games.
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The groundbreaking for this facility ended the life of a community.
But Meadows says he's always supported the Civic Center and after a quarter century he's come to terms with the changes.
Denise Allen News 7. ))

VMI


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The weekend is over and the females have returned home,
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but not without experiencing the ups and downs of Virginia Military Institute.
The open house was much more successful in drawing potential women applicants than an earlier open house.
Thirteen high school students showed up to spend the night on the Lexington campus in a Spartan barracks that'll be much like their home if they enroll.
Most were positive about the experience.
School officials said ten females have applied so far for the first class of women cadets.
V-M-I hopes to enroll as many as 30 women next fall.
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4-Scores


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Steve Beuerlein (BUR'-lyn) engineered two third-quarter touchdown drives to lead Carolina to a 20-to-10 win over St. Louis.
For all of last night's scores let's check the boards.
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