A terrorist attack in Israel threatens the mideast peace talks taking place near Washington.
And Bob Goodlate takes on challenger David Bowers in what may be their only debate before the November election.
A live report from Rockingham County is coming up.
Today will remain cloudy and mild, but sharply cooler weather is on the way for the rest of the week, starting tomorrow. I'll have details along with a look at the world series as it changes venue.
News 7 at noon is next.
The U-S Supreme Court has rejected Ronald Lee Fitzgerald's request for a stay of exeuction as well as his formal appeal.
The justices voted 7 to 2 against postponing the execution, which is scheduled for Wednesday night.
Fitzgerald was convicted of robbing and killing a taxi driver in 1993.
He also raped a 13-year old girl in her Chatham home and raped another woman in an Altavista Motel.
Governor Gilmore can still halt the execution.
Candidates running for the Sixth District seat in Congress say that voters will have a clear choice in November.
This morning congressman Bob Goodlate and Roanoke Mayor David Bowers met in what may be the only formal debate of the campaign.
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Joe Dashiell is at Turner Ashby High School in Rockingham County where the debate ended about an hour ago.
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Isreal says it will not consider any moves out of the West Bank beacuse of this mornings terroist attack
More than 60 were injured this morning when a man tossed two grenades into a crowded bus terminal.
Hamas is hinting it might be to blame.
David Browde reports.
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ON THE HEELS OF A CRUCIAL MIDEAST PEACE SUMMIT, TWO EXPLOSIONS INJURE
DOZENS OF PEOPLE IN ISRAEL.
REPORTS SAY AN ASSAILANT --IDENTIFIED AS A PALESTINIAN--THREW TWO
HAND GRENADES INTO THE CENTRAL BUS STATION IN THE SOUTHERN DESERT TOWN
OF BEERSHEBA.. DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE MORNING RUSH.
THE SUSPECT WAS THEN WRESTLED TO THE GROUND BY ONLOOKERS... AND
HANDED OVER TO POLICE.
THIS LATEST ATTACK COMES AT A CRITICAL POINT IN ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN
ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU AND PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT
YASSER ARAFAT ARE IN MARYLAND.. AS PRESIDENT CLINTON TRIES TO BROKER
TALKS TO RESTART THE PEACE PROCESS.
LAST NIGHT, THE PRESIDENT RETURNED FROM YET ANOTHER ROUND OF
MEETINGS--BUT SO FAR, NO DEAL HAS BEEN REACHED.
NETANYAHU SAYS HE WILL NOT HAND OVER PARTS OF THE WEST BANK UNTIL HE
RECEIVES A GUARANTEE FROM ARAFAT THAT THE PALESTINIANS ARE DOING
EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO PREVENT TERRORIST ATTACKS.
TODAY'S INCIDENT IS CERTAIN TO STRENGTHEN THOSE DEMANDS.
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As many as one-thousand people reportedly were scooping up gasoline leaking from a vandalized pipeline in Nigeria when it exploded yesterday.
There are unconfrimed reports that more than 500 were killed in the blast.
Meantime, a pipeline explosion in Bogota, Colombia has left at least 45 dead.
Police blame the explosion on the National Liberation Army, Colombia's second-largest guerrilla group.
Unless a settlement is reached today, the Paula Jones sexual harassment suit against President Clinton will be argued before an appeals court.
Jones is appealing the case which was dismissed last April by a lower
Attorneys on both sides have been discussing a settlement.
President Clinton's attorney rejected the latest 2 million dollar proposal.
Still Jones' attorneys remain optimistic.
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Meantime, a federal judge this morning released several hundred pages of previously secret documents related to the Jones' case.
They include a court filing in which Monica Lewinsky, dubbed Jane Doe number-six, tries to avoid testifying by claiming she has no relevant information.
A Tazewell County man faces a murder charge for the shooting death of a Tennessee man.
Harold Beavers is accused of shooting 25-year old Darrell Vaughn of Seymour, Tennessee Thursday night.
The shooting happened at Beavers' home.
Police say he left the scene in the victim's car, then abandoned it in McDowell County, West Virginia.
Troopers arrested Beavers Friday morning.
A Roanoke woman who was shot in the chest Saturday is now in stable condition.
According to police a man walked up to Pamela Tinsley's car and demanded money.
She said she didn't have any and he shot her in the chest.
There was another shooting in Roanoke early yesterday morning.
Grover Price told police two people chased him and shot into his car at the 37 hundred block of Long Meadow Avenue.
He was hit in the chest.
He's also hospitalized in stable condition.
No arrests have been made in either shooting.
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A Roanoke seafood restraunt closes its doors for good.
That's still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
And Bill Gates has his day in court as proceedings in the government's anti-trust lawsuit begin.
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A sad scene for animal lovers in Australia.
Rangers buried more than 100 whales today after they beached themselves in Tasmania.
Since Saturday, rescuers had been moving groups of grounded whales back to the open sea -- only to have them return to shallow water.
Exactly why they did that remains a mystery to experts.
Despite today's burials, Australian wildlife officials were able to save more than 40 whales.
The government is taking on Bill Gates today in a Washington D-C courtroom.
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The government's antitrust case accuses Microsoft of using unfair practices to try to kill off its competition,-- namely tying its internet browser to its Windows products.
But the computer giant insists its just meeting the demands of its customers.
Industry observers say the outcome of the trial could affect the course of the computer age.
Nine years after it opened, Libby Hill still wasn't making waves with Roanoke seafood eaters.
The restaurant went out of business yesterday.
A manager said the restaurant on highway 4-60 just didn't attract enough customers to keep it open.
Libby Hill has two other restaurants in Virginia:
One in Lynchburg and one in Danville-- those restraunts are doing well.
The company's headquarters are in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Pretty soon, when you go Krogering, you'll be shopping at the country's biggest supermarket chain.
Kroger is merging with Fred Meyer, a group of grocery stores based in Portland, Oregon.
The deal will build a supermarket giant, with predicted annual sales of 43-billion dollars.
Kroger will keep its name and operate more than two-thousand stores in 31 states.[Hospital-Fire]
Scheduling surgery has become a challenge after a fire disabled parts of Community Hospital.
Roanoke Memorial has extended operating room hours, and has opened up an additional facility normally reserved for orthopedic patients.
While some surgeries have been delayed, officials say they're working with doctors to make sure patients who require urgent care receive it.
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Carilion officials hope to know early this week how long it will take to restore power to all of Community Hospital.
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Straight ahead on News 7, churchgoers in Vinton were treated
to an international show yesterday, as a group of African children brought a piece of their homeland to the Roanoke Valley.
We'll have the story coming up- stick around.
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Southeast Roanoke youngsters will be getting an early Christmas gift in the form of a new place to hang out.
The "Boys and Girls Club of America" is putting a Roanoke Valley chapter in this old magazine publishing building.
The facility will give children between the ages of six and 18 an alternative to hanging out on the streets.
More than 60 programs will be offered at the club, most of them geared toward or around education.
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Johnson says another Boys and Girls Club is planned for Northwest Roanoke within the next year.
The Southeast site should ready for partial use by mid-December, and completely finished around March.
Virginia's First Lady wants to help the state's teachers with the new Standards of Learning.
Roxane Gilmore plans to unveil a new Internet home page today in Richmond.
She says the "Commonwealth of Knowledge" page will give teachers fresh ideas on implementing the new standards.
Teachers can also submit successful lesson plans to share with others on the webpage.
Church hymns took on an East African flavor in a Vinton church yesterday.
The "African Children's Choir" paid a visit to the Vinton Baptist Church as part of its international tour.
The church pastor says keeping up to date with countries like Africa is his church's way of "reaching around the world".
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The group has traveled through 40 states beginning in California and moving eastward for the past 16 months.
The children perform at four churches each week.
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When the Children's Choir leaves Virginia, it will head for Atlanta.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 50 points.
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Still ahead in sports, the Yankees win for the one hundred- twenty-third time
this season- giving them the most wins of all time, and leaving them just two away from becoming World Champs.
We'll have highlights, coming up when News 7 at Noon continues.
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Bernie Williams and Jorge Posada both belted the ball out of Yankee Stadium yesterday, to lead New York to a 9 to 3 win over the Padres.
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One nothing Yankees in the first, Chili Davis goes back up the middle to bring home Paul O'Neil. Two zip Yankees.
New York would tack on another one in the first. Scott Brosius with the R-B-I grounder to left. The Yanks take the three- nothing lead.
New York added two more in the second. Bernie
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Williams takes this pitch over the wall for a two run homer. That made it 6- nothing and New York goes on to win it 9 to 3.
The series now shifts to the west coast, with the Yankees up two games to none.
Only two undeafeateds remain in the N-F-L.
Yesterday, the Redskins became victim number six for the Minnesota Vikings.
The Vikings beat the Redskins 41 to 7. Washington is oh and 7. Minnesota is 6 and oh.
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But the Skins would get on the board first.
Terry Allen takes advantage of a Viking turnover to scamper in from two yards out. Washington goes up 7- nothing.
But the good times didn't last long.
Randall Cunningham finds Andrew Glover over the middle for the 11 yard score to tie the game at 7.
Then moments later, the Vikings Leroy Hord goes up the middle to make it 14 to 7 Vikings in the first quarter.
Cunningham would cap a 94 yard drive later in the half, with this one yard t-d pass to Chris Carter.
The Vikings didn't quit- adding another in the fourth.
Cunningham pitches out to Rober Smith, who goes 19 yards. Minnesota wins it 41 to 7.
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The Ravens were at Three Rivers taking on the Steelers.
The Steelers were down three at the half, but Pittsburgh took the lead for good on the third play after intermission. Kordell Stewart hits Charles Johnson on a 55 yard touchdown pass and the Steelers beat Baltimore 16 to 6.
The Carolina Panthers blew a 13 point lead to lose to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 to 13, and stay winless on the season.
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There was no score until Carolina kicker John Kasay comes up and hits the 54 yard field goal in the second quarter, putting the Panthers up 3- nothing.
Carolina was up 6-3, when Steve Beuerlein goes to Fred Lane. He scores from the one and the Panthers took the 13 to 3 lead in the third quarter.
But Trent Dilfer had some late-game heroics left. He finds Karl Williams
in the air with just over a minute left in the game and the Bucs win the game 16 to 13.
The Virginia Cavaliers dropped from the top 10 in the Associated Press College Football poll.
Saturday's 41- 38 loss to Georgia Tech dropped the Cavaliers to the 16-th position. Virginia plays N.C. State at home on Saturday. The Cavaliers are 5 and 1.
Meantime, Virginia Tech's 28 to 24 loss to Temple dropped the Hokies 9 spots to number 23. Tech is 5 and 1 heading t
o this Saturday's game in Birmingham against U-A-B. [Soccer]
The Roanoke Wrath was back on the soccer field yesterday, giving some pointers to future Valley all-stars.
Roanoke's professional soccer players are teaching the game to area children.
The Wrath sponsored a free clinic Sunday afternoon for teams playing in the Roanoke Parks and Recreation league.
From four to six, players ages six to nine learned skills from Roanoke's finest soccer players.
The Wrath worked with the older children until eight o'clock.
Each session offered PARENTS a crash course on rules as well.
Wrath coach Bob Bigney says they plan to offer more camps in the spring.
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