[Roanoke-Fire]

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Some people are in shelters, some in hospitals, and some still unaccounted for after a fire gutted their apartment building this morning.
Investigators are still looking for a cause.
Firefighters are still looking for victims.
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Scott Goldberg joins us from the 5th block of Church Avenue.
Scott have firefighters had any luck getting in the building?
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Earlier this morning, a man who lived in the 500 block of Church Avenue was charged with murder.
Police say 37 year old Willie Caldwell was involved in two fights with 26 year old Kevin Lee Jones.
The second fight happened on Gilmer Avenue.
At that time Jones was shot in the stomach.
He told police Caldwell shot him.
Jones later died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Caldwell is being held without bond.[Jumper]


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It was a fortunate ending to an apparent suicide attempt--
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Shortly before 11 this morning, a woman jumped off the Wasena Bridge into the Roanoke River.
But before rescue workers could attempt to save her, the woman walked out of the river herself.
Authorities haven't yet identified the woman, who was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for observation.
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[E-Floyd-Accident]


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An accidental fall in Floyd County yesterday killed a Roanoke woman who was hiking.
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The accident occurred at Twin Falls in Floyd County.
According to police Lindsey Bayne of Buckingham Circle was hiking with friends.
They said Bayne bent down to pick up a flower, slipped on some rocks and fell 250 to 300 feet to her death down a waterfall.
Bayne landed in Bottom Creek.
It took five rescuers about four hours to retrieve the body.
None of her friends were hurt.
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This is the first death at Twin Falls in more than 10 years.[Alley]


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A Henry County woman accused of stabbing her baby to death made a brief appearance in court today.
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Sharon Alley had a counsel hearing this morning.
Her acting lawyer says she has not yet hired him to take on her case.
Alley is accused of killing her eight-month old daughter on Mother's Day.
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Authorities say Alley was living with her parents in this Figsboro trailer when she stabbed the little girl in the heart.
If Alley does not soon hire a private attorney, she will be appointed a public defender.
A new counsel hearing has been set for Friday.
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[Hedrick]


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Jury selection is underway in the first capital murder trial in modern history in Appomattox County.
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19- year- old Brandon Wayne Hedrick pleaded "not" guilty this morning to a nine- count indictment for the death of Lisa Yvonne Crider one year ago.
Authorities say Hedrick and an accomplice abducted, raped, robbed and murdered Crider last May.. then dumped her body in the James River near Bent Creek.
Hedrick has claimed the shooting was accidental.
Prosecutor Tommy Lawons says he WILL seek the death penalty for Hedrick if he's convicted.
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[MICROSOFT]


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Its a case that could change the way people buy and use computers.
The Justice Department and at least 20 states today are expected to file two
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antitrust lawsuits against Microsoft.
The dispute revolves around Microsoft's Internet browser which is included with Windows '98.
The government wants the company to either remove its browser or include those of its competitors.
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Also today, the computer giant begins shipping its new windows 98 software.
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[CLINTON-TRADE]


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From London today President Clinton predicted the Microsoft case will have a significant impact on the U-S economy.


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[10:03;58]
His comments came during a press conference today with British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Their meeting together earlier in the day is being hailed as a breakthrough.
The U-S and Britian struck a deal on some trade disputes involving American sanctions on foreign companies doing business with Cuba, Libya and Iran.
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(( THIS AGREEMENT AFTER WEEKS OF NEGOTIATIONS BRINGS PEACE IN THIS LONG STANDING DISPUTE. ))
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Under U-S Law sanction will normally being imposed on European countries doing business with Cuba, Iran or Libya.
But President Clinton plans to grant waivers.
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[indonesia]


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A possible shakeup in the Indonesian government.
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Parliament will meet tomorrow to ask for President Suharto's resignation.
Suharto has governed the world's fourth most populous nation for 32 years and is the longest-serving ruler in Asia.
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The news comes on the heels of more anti-government demonstrations.
More than three thousand student protesters converged on the Indonesian Parliament building today, demanding the ouster of President Suharto.
At least 500 were killed last week when the demonstrating turned violent.
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[Ortiz]


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A "no contest plea" today from a man who shot his girlfriend and her mother at an apartment complex in Roanoke a year ago.
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Though Miguel Ortiz did not contest any of the commonwealth's evidence, he took the stand and gave the judge a detailed account of the incident April 1st last year.
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The judge could have imposed the death penalty.
Instead Judge CLIFF Weckstein sentenced the 23-year old to three life terms plus 13 years in prison.
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[SAFETY-SEATS]


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The government is taking aim at children and car seats.
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[7:28:00]
Today the National Transportation Safety Board kicks off "Buckle up America" week.
It's the "largest" ever nationally coordinated law enforcement plan to buckle up children riding in cars.
Child safety check-points will be conducted in cities nationwide.
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[BREAST-CANCER]


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A new drug is giving hope to patients with an especially aggressive form of breast cancer.
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Researchers say herceptin stopped the spread of cancer and slowed down tumor growth.. when used in combination with other therapies to treat advanced stages of breast cancer.
What's so unique about herceptin... is that it uses naturally occuring infection fighters to ward off cancer-causing proteins.
The drug could be approved and on the market by next fall.
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[E-AIDS-Vigil]


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The AIDS Council of Western Virginia reported 10-thousand new AIDs cases in the Commonwealth last year.
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Several people gathered last night at a candlelight vigil in remembrance of those living with the disease.
The vigil was held at the Unity of the Roanoke Valley church in the star city.
It was one of several vigils going on around the world to remember people living with AIDS.
The council was also trying to bring more attention to the need for volunteers in AIDS organizations.
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[New-University]


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Hollins College graduated its last class of students yesterday before becoming a university.
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The class of 1998 at Hollins College holds the distinction of being the 156th and final graduating class from the liberal arts college. Hollins gains University status in July. Officials say the only changes will be a larger student population.
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The school usually has an enrollment of about 11-hundred. About 270-students received degrees yesterday. Rasmussen says the school will continue it tradition of commitment to academic excellence.
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[Bulls]


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The Pacers couldn't keep up their pace on the hardwood last night after the Chicago Bulls charged.
Indiana fell with a final of 79-85 in game one of the Eastern Conference finals 85 to 79.
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The Bulls get ready for the opening game in Chicago.
Indiana plays defense in the first quarter Antonie Davis blocks this Scottie Pippen basket, Reggie Miller gets out on the break for the jam Indiana led by 1.
But Chicago shows its defense, too.
Michael Jordan with the steal and he takes it in for the jam and Chicago led the game by one.
Jordan warmed up in the third quarter here he hits
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two of his game high 31 the Bulls win it 85 to 79.
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[2-Roanoke-Fire]


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Before we leave this afternoon,
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Scott Goldberg has an update from downtown Roanoke where fire gutted an apartment building this morning.
Anything new Scott?
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