[AM-Turnout]

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[TAPE#98-33]
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It is election day in the cities and towns of Virginia.
And in Roanoke, the race for City Council is tight, with 7 candidates competing for just 3 seats.
In the end though, a small percentage of voters may wind up making the call.
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Tine Tenret is at a Roanoke precinct to report on voter turnout.
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News 7 will bring you election results tonight as area polls close.

[Drug-Arrests]


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A pregnant woman who was shot and wounded last week in southwest Roanoke has been arrested on a drug charge.
22-year-old Teresa Ann Harvey is accused of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute.
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Harvey was shot and wounded last Thursday night while on the front porch of her home.
Investigators say that incident does NOT appear to be drug related, at this time.
Police also charged her husband, Charles Allen Harvey, with possession of crack cocaine and firearms violations.
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A third person was arrested for possession of marijuana.

[Westside-Fire]


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Fire investigators say they're still not sure what caused a blaze this morning in Northwest Roanoke.
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The fire broke out at the West Creek Manor apartments around three o'clock.
It left seven families homeless.
Investigators say the fire is "suspicious," but they have not ruled out the possibility that it was an accident.
Residents spent the morning trying to salvage what was left.
This man said his brother is shocked after coming home to a burning apartment.
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((TERRY COLES/VICTIM'S BROTHER: YEAH HE IS. SINCE HE WASN'T HERE LAST NIGHT. HE CAME HOME THIS MORNING TO TRY TO CHANGE CLOTHES AND GO TO WORK. AND HE FINDS ALL THIS SO HE HAD TO MISS WORK. SO NOW THEY'RE TRYING TO FIND AN APARTMENT TO HELP HIM GET INTO NOW. SO WHO KNOWS WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.))
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The Red Cross is helping the fire victims until they find new housing.
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[Banks]


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An eighteen year old man has been arrested in connection with an arson fire at a home in northwest Roanoke.
David Lamont Banks was apprehended at his Clifton Street home over the weekend.
He was also charged with burglary and grand larceny in connection with a robbery at the same house on Rutherford Avenue.
Police believe Banks did not act alone and are continuing their investigation.

Additional charges are pending.[VATICAN-SHOOTING]


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The Vatican is calling it a "moment of Madness."
Three people were found shot to death last night in Vatican City in an apparent murder-suicide.
Allen Pizzey reports from Rome.
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Rome.][MIDEAST-TALKS]



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The Mideast talks have ended in London and may move next to Washington D-C.
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[10:03:08]
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and British Prime Minister Tony Blair today held a second round of back to back talks with Yasser Arafat and Benjamin Netanyahu.
But the talks produced no major breakthrough on the key issue of how much more occupied land Israel is willing to hand over to the Palestinians.
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((NETANYAHU;Difficulties arise on the simple point-- we cannot compromise on Israel's security. ))
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Arafat and Netanyahu have both agreed to continue talks in the U-S next week.
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[MILITARY-HEARINGS]


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A military hearing is underway at Camp Lejeune for two Marine flyers, whose jet clipped a ski-lift cable in Italy earlier this year killing 20 people.
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The electronic jamming specialists each face involuntary manslaughter and negligent homicide charges.
The hearing will determine whether they will be court-martialed.
Two other Marines also face charges.
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[WHITEWATER]


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Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr is in Richmond today, arguing a private case before the 4th U-S circuit Court.
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Back in a Little Rock, sources say there will no decision on whether to indict Hillary Rodham Clinton before the Whitewater grand jury expires Thursday.
Instead the decision could fall to a grand jury in Washington.
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[11:00:00]
President Clinton's friend Vernon Jordon is appearing again today before the Washington grand jury.
Prosecutors want to know if Jordan tried to get Lewinsky to lie about an alleged affair with the President.
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[E-Rke-Co-Ax]


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A head-on collision in Roanoke County sent four people to the hospital yesterday, including a 7-year-old boy.
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Witnesses say the driver of a pick up truck, 78-year-old Thomas Joyce, pulled out onto West Main Street and head-on into a small car.
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((DON COMBS/WITNESS; WE SEEN IT WHEN IT HAPPENED. WE WALKED UP TO IT AND TRIED TO LEND SOME ASSISTANCE. THE LITTLE BOY WAS IN MORE BAD SHAPE THAN HIS MOM.))
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Seven-year old Laquin Khalil was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital and has since been released.
He suffered a broken leg and head wound. The boy's mother, Carmelita King, the driver of the pickup and another passenger were also taken to R-M-H with minor injuries.
Investigators say Joyce will be charged with failure to yield the right of way.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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They WANT to take final exams.
And six expelled VMI cadets will be allowed to do so, in case their appeals filed against the school are successful.

In a separate case, three VMI upperclassmen were indicted on hazing charges in Rockbridge County yesterday.
Jonathan Eugene Gonzales, Thomas Michael Upshaw, and Charles Travers Clemons are accused of beating a fellow cadet.

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George Wade, Junior testified before a grand jury yesterday.
He told investigators he was hit by belts and a coat hanger.
He left the school after the incident, but continued to pursue criminal charges.
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((GEORGE WADE JR./FORMER CADET; I FEEL I'M DOING THE RIGHT THING AND I WANTED TO CARRY IT AS FAR AS I FELT IT NEEDS TO GO TO MAKE SURE JUSTICE IS DONE AND TO MAKE SURE THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN TO ANY OTHER INDIVIDUALS WHO WANT TO GO TO VMI NEXT YEAR.))
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VMI officials say the incident was a serious offense, which warranted the suspension of three cadets, but was NOT hazing because they found NO evidence of bodily injury.
Special prosecutor Michael Irvine(ER-vin) says that decision should be up to the court.

[REAGAN-BUILDING]


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[WRITER=MEL]
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The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center opens in Washington D-C this afternoon.
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[7:24:23]
The building combines government and private office space with a conference center and mall.
The nearly half-million square foot complex has been under construction since the early 19-90's.
It's considered the final piece of what's called the "Federal Triangle" area of government offices in the district.
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[Pulaski-Search]


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[WRITER=chr]
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A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit against the Pulaski County school system.
The suit was filed by 15 year old David Austin who said he was forced to take off his pants for a search of his underwear in March 19-97.
Yesterday a judge dismissed the suit saying officials may have used poor judgment in the search, but school officials had few legal guidelines to follow when deciding how to search students.

[E-Hog-Farm]


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Pittsylvania county residents will have to wait a little longer for a decision concerning controversial hog farms.


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County supervisors decided last night to put off their vote on a livestock ordinance for another two weeks.
People who have been following the year-long debate say it's time the issue is resolved one way or the other.
Farmers say they need to be allowed to raise more animals on fewer acres.
Residents say they're worried about waste control with intensive livestock operations.
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((I THINK AT THE MOMENT IT'S PROBABLY GOING TO PASS WITH THE LEAST RESTRICTION, BUT I WILL NOT VOTE FOR IT.))
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A vote on the livestock ordinance is now set for May 19th.
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[Two-School-Violence]


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[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=98-35 TC: 34:04]
[GRAPHIC=Safe at School]


It's all over the news lately.
Children not old enough to drive are killing their classmates, leaving most people to ask one question, "Why?"
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Children are often an enigma to adults.
But counselors say there are warning signs if you fear your child, or another child you know may be heading down a dangerous path.
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((JACKIE WILKERSON/LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR: THREATS, VEILED THREATS, CONDITIONAL THREATS. SO THAT THERE'S ALSO A CHANGE IN THEIR PERFORMANCE. A CHILD WAS WAS PERFORMING WELL BEFORE IS NOW BRINGING NO HOMEWORK. CHANGES IN THEIR DRESS, CHANGE IN ATTITUDE, MOODINESS.))
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Wilkerson says parents should also be on the alert for major character shifts, like children becoming either more withdrawn or more aggressive.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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When our series, "Safe at School?" continues, we'll hear more about the psychological factors of school violence, as well as hear what younger students think about the safety of their schools.

Part two, tonight on News 7 at 6.[NBA]


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[GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS]


We begin with the battle in Seattle.
The Sonics and Lakers went head-to-head in game one of the western conference semi-finals last night.
These two teams had identical records during the regular season,
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And not surprisingly, this one would be close. Shaq with the assist to a slicing Robert Horry for the slam and a Laker lead.
But back come the Sonics. Gary Payton from beyond the three point arc with the answer as the Sonics would
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get their lead into double digits at one point.
And they win game one 92 to 106.
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[Horse]


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The Hollins equestrian team came home yesterday with a national championship title under its belt.
The riding team captured the prestigious Miller's Cup this past weekend in Port Jervis, New York
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The team arrived back home from upstate New York to show off its hardware after wrapping up the competition Sunday.
The women competed against over 400 riders from across the country and say that this victory was well worth the wait.
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Hollins captured this title for the first time in 1993 and tied for third in 1994.
The school is also the reigning ODAC champion.
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[UNC]


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Good news for ACC football fans who can't ever seem to get tickets to the traditional faceoff between N.C. State and North Carolina.
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Yesterday afternoon the two schools announced that they will play their 1998 and 1999 regular season games in Ericson stadium, the Panthers' home field in downtown Charlotte.
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[ECHL]


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The championship round is finally here in the East Coast Hockey League playoffs.
Sunday, Pensacola eliminated Louisiana four games to two, while Hampton Roads did the same to Wheeling, winning the clincher four to one.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Admirals Series; :00]


The best of seven championship series will likely begin on Friday in Florida.
Admirals goalie Sebastian Charpentier- who had an outstanding series against Roanoke- was the key for Hampton in the Wheeling series.
He stopped 91 shots in the last two games of the series.

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Russia's scientific community is abuzz with Jurassic fever after the discovery what is believed to be a dinosaur egg.
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[7:40:53]
It was discovered in the center of Moscow today, when construction workers were digging a foundation for a new entertainment complex. (----------------) After a paleontologist helped retreive the egg it was taken by armored car to a bank safe.