[Grayson-Murder]

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Jury selection began this morning in one of Virginia's most publicized murder cases.
This despite the objections of Louis Ceparano's attorneys who again argued publicity will prevent their client from getting a fair trial in Grayson County.
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Teresa Hamilton is live in Independence with the very latest.
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[GRAPHIC=Oklahoma City Bombing]


It's judgement day for a key witness in the Oklahoma City bombing.
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Michael Fortier (FOR'-tee-ur) will be sentenced today for failing to warn anyone about the bombing and then lying to the F-B-I.
His lawyers have asked the judge to keep his prison term under four years because Fortier cooperated with prosecutors.
But Fortier could get up to 17 and a half years.
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[E-Caldwell]


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A man suspected of committing murder just hours before a fatal Roanoke apartment fire says police should look to HIS accusers for clues.
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Willie Caldwell is charged with shooting Kevin Lee Jones at a home on Gilmer Avenue early May 18th.
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Caldwell lived in the Church Avenue apartments that burned a few hours after his arrest, and he says he's convinced the two incidents are related.
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In a telephone interview with News 7, Caldwell said investigators should review surveillance tapes from 24-hour gas stations in the area. He says they might find some of his accusers from the Gilmer Avenue shooting on the videotape.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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So far, Police have not confirmed a link between the Gilmer Avenue shooting and the Church Avenue fire.
And the Fire Department is still investigating the cause of the blaze.
Last night the city released the name of the last of the five fire victims.
Walter Bernard Green was identified from fingerprints.

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A shooting in Lynchburg has left one man in critical condition at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
41-year old David Robertson was in a car near a convenience store yesterday in the 36-hundred block of Montridge Place when he and a friend were confronted by four other men.
One of them pulled out a gun and fired into the car.
Robertson was shot in the side of the head.
Police have not made any arrests.


[E-Branham]


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A suspect was arraigned in court yesterday in connection with a weekend shooting in Amherst County.
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29-year old Kenneth Branham was arraigned on a murder charge.
He's also charged with two counts of malicious wounding.
Branham and three other men allegedly got into an argument after a game of horeshoes.
Police say he pulled a shotgun from his car and opened fire, killing 43-year old Richard Eubank.
Bobby Beverly is in critical condition at Lynchburg Memorial Hospital.
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A third man was also hit by gunfire. Ricky McDaniel was treated and released from the hospital.

[LEWINSKY]


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Kenneth Starr may get some key evidence from Monica Lewinsky today.
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The former White House intern is expected to turn over samples of her voice, handwriting, and fingerprints to prosecutors, perhaps as early as today.
Several reports say the samples will be taken at the federal courthouse in Los Angeles.
Prosecutors want the samples to back up evidence they presented to a grand jury, including tapes and handwritten letters.
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[Gil-Davis]


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Former Virginia Attorney General candidate Gil Davis is jumping back into the Paula Jones legal battle.
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Davis and attorney Joseph Cammarata are asking a federal appeals court to order Jones to pay 800-thousand dollars in unpaid legal bills.
The pair represented Jones in her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Clinton, but quit when she refused to accept a 700 thousand settlement last fall.
Jones' current attorneys are asking an appeals court to re-instate the lawsuit against the President, and to rule that Davis and Cammarata are NOT entitled to the legal fees.
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[PAKISTAN]


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[7:21:31]
U-S spy satellites show Pakistani military teams nearing completion of preparations for a nuclear weapons test.
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Two weeks after being caught by surprise by India's underground nuclear blasts, U-S intelligence is warning that Pakistan's tests could occur at any time.
Top U-S leaders are in contact with the Pakistani government trying to convince officials NOT to go ahead with the test.
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[E-Power-Line]


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[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
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A West Virginia state agency is holding out on release of its decision concerning a proposed high-voltage power line.

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The agency HAS reached a decision on American Electric Power's proposed 765-thousand volt line.
But that decision hasn't been made public.
The line has run into little opposition in West Virginia.
Its proposed route leaves the state quickly, and not many people live nearby.
Even if West Virginia endorses the line, Virginia still needs to issue its own ruling.
That won't happen until the end of the year, at the earliest.
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[LYME-vaccine]


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Lyme disease, it can turn any day in the woods into a complete nightmare.
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[TOP STORIES 7:32:23]
The disease is spread by deer ticks, and can cause chronic pain if left untreated.
Well now the drug maker, SmithKline Beecham, has come up with the first lyme vaccine.
But the F-D-A is not fully backing it just yet.
Even though the vaccine does meet federal guidelines, officials want more tests to be done before declaring it safe.
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[Goldwater]


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[WRITER=mel]
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Former Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater reportedly is near death.
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A Phoenix newspaper quotes sources as saying the 89-year-old has only a day or so to a few weeks to live.
Goldwater was elected to the Senate in 19-52, then quit in '64 when he won the Republican nomination for president.
He lost to Lyndon Johnson.
He was re-elected to the Senate in '74 and retired in '86.
It was Goldwater who told then- President Nixon in 19-74 that he faced impeachment, and Nixon subsequently resigned.


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[Hotel-Botetourt]


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[WRITER=tte]
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It has been a historic landmark in Buchanan for years -- now some people feel it could serve another purpose---

housing for the elderly.
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The Hotel Botetourt was damaged by fire last year.
Citizens say it should be restored, and they say Buchanan needs a home for the elderly.
The hotel sits around the corner from downtown.
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A representative from the Allegheny Highlands Housing Alliance says she could probably find public money for the project -- but it might take years.
The building's current owner Terry Parsell, says he likes the idea of elderly housing and would be willing to sell.
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[E-Car-Tax]


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If you paid car taxes this year, you can expect to get back 12-and-a-half-percent of that.
This is courtesy of Governor Jim Gilmore and the legislature.
But now the Department of Motor Vehicles wants to help those who LEASE cars.
The D-M-V is urging leasing companies to provide the state with the names of customers whose lease agreements require them to pay the tax.
If you lease a car, you may want to contact your leasing company.

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Four years ago you may recall the story of a California family attacked by bandits while vactioning in Italy.
Little Nicholas Green was shot dead and his parents donated his organs to seven Italians.
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Their gift changed the way people in Italy viewed and responded to the idea of organ donations.
A bell tower now sits in front of the Italian consulate in San Francisco as a reminder of Nicholas' gift.
Each of the seven bells represents the seven donor recipients.
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The sculpture was fashioned from melted down firearms.
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[E-Indian-Dig]


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Student archaelolgists are digging in at the Staunton River Battlefield State Park -- and they're NOT coming up empty-handed.
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These students from the Longwood Archaeology Field School are uncovering pre-historic Indian artifacts.
They've found pieces of clay pottery, animal bones, and arrowheads that date as far back as 800 A-D.
These items will help researchers determine who lived here and how long they lived here.
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((BRIAN BATES: WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS NOT JUST FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS SITE BUT THIS SITE WILL FIT INTO THE BIGGER PICTURE OF PREHISTORIC LIFE IN THE SORT OF SOUTHERN PIEDMONT OF VIRGINIA AND NORTHERN PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA.))
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The archaeology students will be unearthing hidden treasures here through June 9th.
The public is welcome to visit while they are digging.
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[EL-NINO]


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Finally, something positive to pin on El Nino.
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Scientists say the weather phenomenon that's caused turbulent weather around the world has also given us longer days by tenths of milliseconds.
Scientist say El Nino whipped up westerly winds so much that the Earth had to slow its rotation in order to maintain stability with its surrounding atmosphere.
Also, scientists are now starting to see signs of El Nino's alter ego, La Nina, and they say the planet could speed up and the days could be getting shorter. (----------------)