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Two more Virginia Tech students are in custody for their alleged role in a fraternity party that got out of hand.


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The students were arrested this morning at the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity house and taken to the Montgomery County jail.
One fraternity member was charged last week.
The three are accused of holding a 19-year old exotic dancer against her will last month.
The young woman says the fraternity members refused to let her leave a fraternity party because she wouldn't do a strip tease.
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We'll have more tonight on News-7 at Five and Six.


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A breaking story is developing in St. Louis at this hour, where flames have erupted on the upper stories of a high-rise building.
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Here's what we know at the moment ... all available St. Louis firefighters are being called to the fire in the city's mid-town area. As you can see, flames are shooting from some of the upper-story windows. We will let you know of any significant new developments later in this newscast.
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Five days after he was beaten into a coma, the young victim of an apparent anti-gay hate crime has died.
Twenty-one year old Matthew Shepard passed away early this morning in a Colorado hospital.
David Browde reports.
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(( SHEPARD HAD BEEN IN A COMA SINCE WEDNESDAY... WHEN HE WAS FOUND TIED TO A FENCE IN NEAR-FREEZING WEATHER JUST OUTSIDE THE TOWN OF LARAMIE.
POLICE SAY HE HAD BEEN PISTOL-WHIPPED.
21-YEAR OLD RUSSELL HENDERSON.. AND 22-YEAR OLD AARON MCKINNEY HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH THE CRIME.
POLICE SAY THE MAIN MOTIVE WAS ROBBERY, BUT THEY ALSO THINK SHEPARD WAS TARGETED BECAUSE HE WAS GAY.
LAST NIGHT, STUDENTS... AND RESIDENTS OF THIS COLLEGE TOWN PUBLICLY CONDEMNING THE ATTACK..DURING A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL.
IN A STATEMENT, SHEPARD'S PARENTS THANKED EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THEIR SON.. AND HAD THESE WORDS OF ADVICE:

((SOT))--Stacey (again)))
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Today was already scheduled as "Coming Out day" for gay and lesbian students at Virginia Tech.
Eric Earnhart is on campus at this hour, and he will have student reaction to events in Wyoming tonight on News 7 at five and six.

[KOSOVO]


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NATO military forces today are moving into position for possible action in Kosovo as diplomats work to find a peaceful solution to the crisis there.
So far... intense talks in Belgrade have failed to break the deadlock.
In Brussels, NATO leaders are taking another step toward air strikes.
And in Kosovo, ethnic Albanians driven from their homes... wait and listen for things to come.
Tom Fenton has more.
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((THE NATO ALLIES ARE MEETING IN BRUSSELS TO APPROVE WHAT IS CALLED AN ACTIVATION ORDER. THAT'S THE NEXT TO LAST STEP BEFORE AIR STRIKES AGAINST YUGOSLAVIA.

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(Planes fly off from England, Canadian planes in Aviano, USS Eisenhower

in the Adriatic) VO The order places an armada of American and allied warplanes under the direct command of NATO. They include six B-52 bombers that were flown from the US to England yesterday. A-10 tank buster aircraft that flew from Germany to a forward air base in Italy. And the strike aircraft aboard the USS Eisenhower in the Mediteranean, as well as a French aircraft carrier.. All together, the NATO commander will have 430 warplanes at his disposition.

(Yugoslav navy)

Yugoslavia showed of its small Navy this weekend, and issued warnings that it is ready to withstand any threat. But its armed forces and air defenses are no match for the NATO strike force.

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(Holbrook meets Milosevic today)

As the drumbeat of military preparations reaches a crescendo, America's special envoy Richard Holbrook continued this morning his nonstop negotiations with Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. There was no sign of a breakthrough after yesterday's session.

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TODAY'S TALKS WITH PRESIDENT MILOSEVIC AND HIS COLLEAGUES WERE INTENSE AND INDEED AT TIMES VERY HEATED. I'M SORRY, BUT I AM UNABLE T0O GO INTO ANY DETAILS AT ALL.

(Tom Fenton O/C close)

AT THIS POINT, ITS IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY WHETHER THE A PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT CAN BE REACHED. IT LOOKS LIKE IT WILL GO RIGHT DOWN TO THE WIRE. TF, CBSN, London.))
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Sources now say Richard Holbrooke will go to Brussles shortly to brief NATO mambers on the results of his talks with Slobodan Milosevic.

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President Clinton is delaying a Democratic fundraising trip to New York today so he'll be available for budget negotiations with Republican Congressional leaders.
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The schedule change came after Republican lawmakers complained that Mr. Clinton was leaving town for political purposes instead of staying to work on the budget impasse.
A key battleground in the budget talks is the funding of Mr. Clinton's proposals for hiring teachers and school construction.
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((CLINTON:WE ARE WAITING FOR THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY IN CONGRESS TO BRING THIS EDUCATION INVESTMENT BILL TO THE FLOOR. THE DELAY MUST END. ON EDUCATION, CONGRESS MUST CHOOSE PROGRESS OVER PARTISANSHIP."))
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A stop-gap measure to keep the government running expires at midnight but President Clinton says he'll sign another one if necessary.
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Housing inspectors say landlords should volunteer for a building inspection -- before problems pile up and the case goes to court.
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Residents of these Patton Avenue apartments called the city themselves.
Inspectors found ceiling leaks, broken heating, and doors that barely close.
They've given owner Elizabeth Burford and former landlord Bill Bratton a month to make repairs -- or go to court.
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((BILL BRATTON/FORMER LANDLORD: IF THERE WAS A HEATING PROBLEM WE ALWAYS TOOK CARE OF THE PROBLEMS, SOMETIMES NOT AS EXPEDITIOUS AS WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN BUT WE ALWAYS TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEMS.))
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Now -- some problems may have been caused by residents.
Inspectors say for their own protection, landlords should ask for regular housing inspections.
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((DAN POLLACK/HOUSING DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR:IT DOES GIVE THEM SOME EVIDENCE THAT AT A PARTICULAR TIME THIS PLACE WAS IN GOOD CONDITION. AFTER THAT IF THEY RENT IT TO A TENANT AND THE TENANT TEARS IT UP .... BUTT BUTT BUTT .... THEY'VE GOT SOME DOCUMENTATION THAT AN EXPERT THIRD PARTY LOOKED AT IT AND DETERMINED IT MET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE BUILDING MAINTENANCE CODE.))
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Landlords are required by law to get a housing inspection before renting an apartment to a new tenant.
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A stray bullet killed a man driving along a rural Buckingham County road.
Authorities say John Sollecito was driving along state route 601 yesterday afternoon when he was shot once in the side of the head.
Sherriff's investigators say David Lee Connell was shooting at targets in his yard.
He is charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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A respiratory infection and fever have forced Boris Yeltsin to end a trip to central Asia a day earlier than planned.
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[10:17:10]
Yesterday, Yeltsin lost his balance and nearly fell during a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential mansion in the (UUZ-bek) Uzbek capital of (tahsh-KENT) Tashkent.
The 67-year-old Russian leader also suffered a prolonged bout of coughing while speaking at a signing ceremony this morning.
The Kremlin says there are no plans to hospitalize Yeltsin.
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Three Americans will share the Nobel Prize for medicine.
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[7:11:00]
The winners were announced this morning in Sweden.
They are being honored for discovering new properties of nitric oxide, which is key to the anti-impotence drug Viagra.
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It has other applications ranging from treating heart disease to shock.

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West Virginia residents concerned about A-E-P's proposed powerline will get a chance to speak out today.
The Division of Culture and History is holding the first of four public hearings on the planned line.
The meetings begin at three this afternoon and seven tonight at the McDowell County Library in Welch.
Oppenents fear the line will disturb historic sites and hurt the environment.
A-E-P says alternatives to its proposed route from Wyoming County, West Virginia to Cloverdale will be more expensive and increase the risk of blackouts.


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A new basketball arena is in the works for the University of Virginia.
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U-V-A's governing board approved a plan to replace University Hall.
The schools 85-hundred seat arena was closed in August when engineers found that some of the cables that support the domed roof were broken.
The building is expected to re-open next month.
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The 33-year old arena is the smallest in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The price tag for the new arena is estimated to be 75-Million dollars.[Common-Sense]


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Retail stocks have taken a hit lately, but that doesn't mean they're a bad investment.
Scott Goldberg explains in this week's Common Sense.
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(( American retail stocks have, for the most part, been able to survive the recent turmoil in the stock market.
But even the retailers have taken a hit lately.
So does that mean retail stocks are no longer a good buy?
Not according to Davenport and Company's Ken Gassman.
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((KEN GASSMAN.RETAIL ANALYST: WE'RE GETTING BUY SIGNALS FROM THE RETAIL STOCKS. TYPICALLY WHEN THE RETAIL SECTOR BOTTOMS, IT'S THE FOOD STOCKS THAT LEAD THE WAY OUT OF THE BOTTOM. IF YOU LOOK AT FOOD LION, OTHERS, THEY'RE EITHER AT THEIR LOWS OR HAVE BOUNCED OFF THEIR LOWS. WE BELIEVE THAT YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING VERY HARD INTO FOOD STOCKS AND OTHER STOCKS AS WELL.)) [RUNS 17]
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That's this week's Common Sense.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))

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It was a tale of two drivers at the Talladega track yesterday.
Dale Jarrett emerged from his car victorious in the Winston 500, while Ernie Irvin was cut from his car and taken away in an ambulance.
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On the track, points leader Jeff Gordon was leading the race after 29 laps.
Ward Burton led with 123 to go, but Dale Earnhardt would roars past him to take the front position.
Earnhardt would lead for several laps, but Mike Skinner pulled to the front at the halfway mark to collect a 10-thousand dollar bonus.
Then, a flashback for Ernie Irvan. Sterling Marlin comes up on Irvan, whose car goes up to the top of the track, hits the wall, then comes back and is hit AGAIN by Dick Trickle and Mark Martin.
Irvan was taken to a local hospital but he is reportedly okay.
Earnhardt was running in the top 10, but the crash ended his day.
And Jarrett pulls away with less than 20 laps to go. He holds off Gordon for the win and the No Bull one million dollar bonus.
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Terry Labonte was third, Jimmy Spencer fourth and Jeremy Mayfield fifth.

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The Padres Jim Leyritz is making a name for himself as the new Mr. October, and yesterday, he showed why.
But Leyritz wasn't the only one with the homerun bug- he was outdone at the plate by Atlanta Braves slugger Andres G
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The Padres took the early lead, and were up 2- nothing.
Then, in the fourth, Chipper Jones with the single to left that scores Keith Lockhart.
The Braves trailed 2 to 1.
All tied up at two in the sixth, Leyritz steps up and slams a solo homer over the right field wall.
The Padres took a 3-2 lead.
The Braves took a 4 to 3 lead in the bottom of the
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of the seventh.
Then with the bases loaded, Galarraga sends this shot deep into the left field bleachers and Atlanta goes on to win it 8 to 3.
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David Wells continued his dominance of opposing teams yesterday- racking up eleven strikeouts en route to a 5- 3 Yankees victory.
New York now leads the Indians 3 games to two.
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Early in the game, New York takes first blood.
Chili Davis hits a single into right field with the bases loaded.
Two nothing Yankees.
New York went up 3- nothing before Cleveland had their turn at the plate.
Kenny Lofton takes David Wells deep over the right field wall for a solo homer.
The tribe was down 3 to 1.
The Indians trailed 3 to 2 in the bottom of the
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first.
Then in the fourth, Davis hits a solo homer to right and the Yankees win it 5 to 3.
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The Redskins are still winless in Washington, after a matchup with another oh- and five team yesterday- the Philadelphia Eagles.
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The fans haven't lost their sense of humor.
The Redskins may have.
They got in trouble early, Trent Green gets hit from behind, he fumbles the ball, and Brandon Whitley makes the long return for the Eagles.
Philadelphia's Rodney Peete fakes the pass, and takes it in 19 yards to put the Eagles up 7- nothing.
But the Redskins didn't go quietly. Leamont Evans intercepts the pass and returns it to the Eagle's 32.
The Skins get a field goal, and trailed 7 to 3.
But in the fourth quarter, Peete puts up the three yard T-D pass to make it 17- 6 Eagles.
Gus Frerotte stepped in. He hands off to
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Brian Mitchel for the score, but the Eagles win it 17 to 12.
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The Steelers had a date with the Bengals in Cincinnati.
And it was former Steeler Neil O'Donnell who stole the show.
He throws this 44 yard T-D pass to Darnay Scott.
Then, just a minute later, he goes 25 yards to Carl Pickens with 14 seconds left in the game to give the Bengals the big win over Pittsburgh.

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Two local schools made a move in this week's A-P football poll.
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The Virginia Cavaliers didn't play this week- they're undeafeated and ranked seventh heading into this weekend's matchup with Georgia Tech.
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And the Hokies of Virginia Tech's moved to fourteenth this week, after Thursday's 17- nothing trouncing of Boston College.

The Hokies will host Temple this Saturday.[Bristol-Birthplace]


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Congress may be deadlocked over the federal budget, but legislators seem to agree on one thing-- Bristol is the birthplace of country music.
The House of Representatives passed a resolution to give Bristol the honor-- the Senate is expected to do the same before Congress quits for the year. Historians trace country music's roots to recording sessions held in Bristol in 1927.