Coming up, police in Southside are looking for a suspect who's armed and dangerous after a shooting last night.
and the U-S Supreme Court refuses to spare the life of a double murderer who's scheduled to die on Virginia's death Row this week.
A cold front is moving through, but it's not dropping much rain.
It WILL bring some noticeably cooler numbers by midweek.
Details coming up in weather.
The Virginia Department of Health is targeting high risk populations in Petersburg and Tazewell County to promote fire safety.
And a faster, easier way to detect breast cancer is being tested.
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Ronald Lee Fitzgerald says he wants to be executed, because he knows what he did was "wrong."
What he did was kill two men, rape two girls, and fail in a suicide attempt, all in a seven hour spree.
It's believed to be the worst in Pittsylvania County history.
Fitzgerald's death wish is a step closer to reality after the U-S Supreme Court declined this morning to stay his execution.
That means Governor Jim Gilmore may be all that stands between the 29-year old, "borderline retarded" man and the lethal injection scheduled for Wednesday night.
Police are searching for a suspect in a Southside shooting that happened last night.
Authorities have an arrest warrant out for Clinton Miller.
They believe he shot Wallace Wayne McCain in the neck around 10:30 on Carlbrook Road in South Boston.
McCain was found on the road.
He was flown to Duke Medical Center, and is paralyzed from the neck down.
Authorities believe the two DID know each other.
They say Miller took money from McCain. It's believed Miller is armed and dangerous.
The candidates for Congress in the sixth district met this morning for the first and what will probably be the only debate of their campaign.
Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom with more on today's skirmish in the Shenandoah Valley.
Jean, between the press of congressional business... and other political considerations these candidates have not debated before today.
Postponed last week... the meeting finally came off this morning... before an audience of high school students in Rockingham County.
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Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte returned to the room where he was nominated in '96, to face his challenger in the '98 race, Roanoke mayor David Bowers
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On stage at Turner Ashby High School, the candidates field questions from government studies... and faced each others attacks.
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The debate also gave the candidates one shot at quizzing the other. Bowers questioned Goodlatte on his commitment to environmental protection... While Goodlatte asked Bowers about his support of Clinton administration proposals that would have raised taxes.
Jean, there are no more debates scheduled at this point... but at least one joint appearance this week in Roano
The power is coming back on at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital.
Two floors of the building have been dark since an electrical fire in the boiler room two weeks ago.
But repairs are just about complete.
People in some departments such as food services were moving back to their offices this afternoon.
The emergency room should re-open early Wednesday morning.
But officials say those plans could change if maintenance crews find any problems with the electrical circuits.
A terrorist grenade attack in Israel could not have come at a worse time.
The bloody attack happened just as a peace summit is getting underway in Maryland.
What will it mean for those talks?
Lee Cowan has more.
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(( It was another violent bump along the road to peace. and, the reverberations from two palestinian grenades reached all the way to a secluded resort in Maryland.
With security breached again the already bitter
negotiations between palestinians and isralies had taken another hit.
Talks weren't off, but were clearly headed in a more focused direction: security first - before any talk of an interim peace.
DAVID BARILLAN, NETANYAHU ADVISOR: THE INCIDENT CAN'T BE SAID --- BOTHERS US MOST."
THE PRESIDENT WHO HAS BEEN WORKING STEADILY SINCE LAST
THURSDAY -- SOMETIMES INTO THE WEE HOURS OF THE MORNING TO PROD BOTH SIDES INTO A PRELIMINARY ACCORD - CALLED THE ATTACK DEPLORABLE, AND NOW
SEES ONLY MORE WORK AHEAD.
CLINTON: THE ISSUES ARE DIFFICULT, THE DISTRUST IS DEEP, THE GOING HAS BEEN
TOUGH, BUT THE PARTIES MUST CONSIDER THE CONSEQUENCES OF FAILURE.
The blast, which left more than 60 injured just south of
jerusalem, is believed to be the work of the radical palestinian group, Hamas.
Palestinian leader yasser arafat telephoned netanyahu to
express his regret - but the shadow had already been cast.
JAMES RUBIN, STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN:
THE EVENTS --- IN THE COMING SESSION.
The talks, already into an unscheduled fifth day have no firm
end date, but israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says he will not
remain for an unlimited period of time. and most anaylsts agree talk over the thorniest issues hasn't even bugun. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Charlotte.))
President Clinton says the federal government is ready to help
victims of weekend flooding in South Texas.
Mother nature made a direct hit around Houston- destroying businesses and homes.
A tornado spawned by the storms- killed one man.
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At least 14 people were killed by the storms- six of them in San Antonio.
Three children are also missing.
Texas Governor George W. Bush plans to visit the affectd areas and ask for federal aid.
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Still to come, a merger worth billions for Kroger grocery stores.
And a landmark tobacco trial gets underway in Florida.
Details coming up.
Kroger says its merger with a Portland, Oregon chain won't change the way YOU go Krogering.
The acquisition of Fred Meyer will make Kroger the country's biggest supermarket ... doing 43-billion dollars a year in business.
But Kroger said the merger won't have a noticeable impact on stores in Virginia.
The company will keep its name and its Cincinnati headquarters.
The chain will operate 22-hundred stores in 31 states.
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A landmark lawsuit by smokers is underway in Miami.
The case is historic because it is the first smokers class action suit against the tobacco industry to come to trial-
Stanley Rosenblatt is the attorney representing smokers in Florida.
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Rosenblatt maintains the country's tobacco giants long knew its product was causing deadly diseases- and therefore are responsible for smokers illnesses.
The suit seeks 200 billion dollars in damages.
Microsoft is in court-
It is day one of the government's anti-trust lawsuit against the computer giant.
Microsoft is accused of crushing its competitors with unfair practices.
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Neukom says prosecutors don't have evidence of wrongdoing by Microsoft.
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Coming up... It's Heritage Fair time in Downtown Roanoke.
What exactly does that mean?
Patrick Evans joins us to to fill us in...
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First Baptist Church in downtown Roanoke is playing host to a very special group with a long and distinguished career of service, which shows no signs of slowing down.
Patrick Evans joins us with a report on the Women's Mission Union, which is holding a Heritage Fair even as we speak.
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Still ahead in Sports, we'll hear from the Virginia Cavaliers who are trying to make some sense of Saturday's loss to Georgia Tech.
Coming up on health check --
A new study shows promise for finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease.
And no more waiting for the results of a breast cancer test -- doctors are getting almost immediate answers with high tech equipment.
Researchers may have found a treatment for Alzheimer's.
A new study suggests there may be a link between the degenerative disease and high amounts of an amino acid commonly found in elderly people.
Doctors at Oxford University looked at more than 160 alzheimer's
patients aged 55 and older.
All of them had elevated levels of an amino acid called homocysteine which can be easily lowered by taking folate acid and vitamin B-12.
But researchers say more studies are needed to determine exactly what is triggering alzheimer's in these patients.
They're also cautioning people not to take extra folic acid without
first consulting their doctor.
A promising new technology is undergoing tests in Utah that could -- within minutes -- tell doctors if a tumor that appeared on a breast x-ray is benign.
It uses a non-invasive method -- much like a stress test.
Susan Bogg has the story.
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The new technology is still in the very early stages of clinical trials and is not yet avaiable in Southwest Virgnia.
In Virginia, someone dies in a fire almost every three days and someone is hospitalized for a fire related injury every other day.
The Virginia Department of health and the Department of fire programs has been awarded 142-thousand dollars a year for the next three years to prevent injuries and deaths due to fire.
The first year of the project will target Petersburg and Tazewell County.
The grant money will be used to develop local fire safety coalitions, a public awareness campaign, and distribute and install smoke detectors in high risk areas.
The Health Department offers the following fire safety precautions.
Install smoke alarms on every level of your home and in every bedroom and test them once a month.
Have an escape plan that includes two escape routes from each room.
Teach children to crawl low under smoke and to stop, drop and roll.
And extinguish cigarettes completely and do not smoke in bed.
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Welcome everybody to a very localized two minute sports ticker that begins with a snack.
Radford University's mens basketball program got a committment from a Peanut today.
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Raymond Peanut Arrington, the former all-state point guard from Liberty high school in Bedford decided today that he plans to play his college hoops for RU.
Peanut graduated in 1997, and started this year at Hargrave Military.
A likely scenario would have enrolling at RU for the second semester and then redshirting this season.
Arrington can't sign until November 11th.
We'll talk with him tonight at six.
The 15th ranked Virginia Cavaliers don't have a lot of time to dwell on what went wrong at Georgia Tech this past Saturday.
N.C. State is up next and Steve Mason says that's enough to make this team turn the page.
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Coming up at six we'll check in on the State Boy's double a golf tournament in Martinsville and meet one of the top players in the field, who just so happens to be a girl.
Join us at six for that and much more!
Take Care everybody.
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Finally this evening... It's a concept that's catching on across the nation.
If you've ever been late to work because you had to drop the kids off at school, here's an idea.
Several companies are housing satellite schools on the work-site for children of their employees.
And employers are finding out it's a win-win situation.
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Right now there are thirty such work-site schools in the country.
But that number is expected to rise by 10 -- or one-third -- next year alone.