[Alley]

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A last minute twist to a high profile case of a mother accused of murdering her daughter.
Sharon Alley's trial was to begin this morning, but there's word now of a plea agreement.
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Christy Hubley is at the courthouse in Martinsville with the latest.
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(Rollcue: plead to killing her little girl )
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[Pitts-Stabbing]


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An autopsy shows the stab wound that killed a man in Pittsylvania County was self-inflicted.
Investigators say Kenneth Waddell Carter cut an artery in his leg during a scuffle on Halloween night.
He died a few hours later at a Danville hospital.
So far, no charges have been filed.


[E-Heroin-Ring]


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Prosecutors called him a "known heroin dealer."
But yesterday he got a break from a federal judge.
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Jordan Arrington suffered a stroke two summers ago, has high blood pressure and is a diabetic. Judge James Turk said that Arrington's failing health is behind the 16-month prison sentence he received yesterday for his role in a drug ring. Arrington was among three people sentenced. Jordan Arrington, Kenneth Lanier and Gail Arrington were all convicted for conspiracy to possess heroin with intent to distribute. Lanier and Gail Arrington were each sentenced to two and a half years in prison.
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[Africa-Bomb]


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Almost three months after blasts ripped through the U-S embassy buildings in Kenya and Tanzania, a U-S district court in New York has indicted two of the suspects.
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The federal indictment charges Saudi millionaire Osama bin Laden (oh-SAH'-muh bihn LAH'-din) and a top aide with conspiracy in the August 7th bombings.
The U-S has put a five million dollar price on their heads.
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If found guilty... both could face the death penalty.
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[FLORIDA-STORM]


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After leaving thousands dead and homeless in Central America and pounding southern Florida, Mitch is moving into the Atlantic.
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The system regained Tropical storm status and dumped heavy rain and winds on the Florida Keys today.
It also spawned several tornadoes.
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Meantime, there is little left but human misery in Honduras and Nicaragua.
Charles Hadlock has more.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]


[MITCH]


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It looks like Paula Jones will be shopping around for a new legal team again.
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U-S-A Today and The New York Times are reporting Jones' Dallas-based lawyers will quit as soon as an appeals court decides whether to reinstate her sex harassment suit against President Clinton.
There's been increasing tension between Jones and the lawyers over how to negotiate a settlement ending the case.
This would be the second set of lawyers Jones has gone through.
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[E-Winn-Dixie]


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Some hot dogs and lunch meat sold at Winn-Dixie stores in Virginia and 13 other states are being recalled.
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The recall covers a million and half pounds of hot dogs and more than 190-thousand pounds of lunch meat that may be contaminated with bacteria. [take pinnacle board]
The meat is sold under the W-D Brand label.
U-S-D-A inspectors found two samples of luncheon meats that tested positive for the bacteria (Listeria mono-cyto-genes).
The products can be returned to local stores for a refund.
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[beef]


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[4:26:05]
Virginia is also among 33 states involved in another meat recall.
The Nebraska Company, I-B-P, has issued a recall after it was determined more than half a million pounds of its beef contained the E. Coli bacteria.
The recall affects the ground beef sold in vacuum-packaged tubes.
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[Veterans-Clinic]


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Southwest Virginia vets will have medical care closer to home.
A veterans clinic is scheduled to open in Norton this spring.
Congressman Rick Boucher says it will offer oupatient and primary care services.
Many veterans currently forego primary health care services because the drive to the V-A hospitals in Salem and Johnson City is too difficult.

[Breakout]


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For 18 years, V-M-I freshmen have ended their time as "rats" on the side of a muddy hill.
But that may change--
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The muddy mess known as "Breakout" may be dropped for a new ceremony.
Breakout marks the end of the freshman class's six months of intensive training.
But instead of climbing the muddy hill, cadets would march from Lexington to New Market in Shenandoah County-- a march made by V-M-I cadets during the Civil War.
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Ten cadets were killed in the May 1864 battle at New Market.
The change was suggested by senior class leaders who wanted something new and meaningful for breakout.
It still must be approved by the rest of the senior class and school officials.

[E-Center-Square]


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The old Shenandoah Hotel in downtown Roanoke will have some new residents before long-- touring actors and drama students.
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Center in the Square, along with Mill Mountain Theatre, the city of Roanoke, and the state have joined together to purchase and renovate the old hotel.
The three-and half million dollar project is expected to be done by September of the year two-thousand.
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: AN EYESORE FOR MORE THAN A DECADE, THE SHENANDOAH HOTEL WILL INDEED BE THE "SHINIEST ROCK OF THEM ALL".))
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Bowers was referring to the current children's production now running on the Mill Mountain stage.
The top two floors of the old hotel will be transformed into rehearsal halls, classrooms, and residence for visiting artists.
Space on the ground floor of the hotel will be available for lease.
One possible future tenant-- W-V-T-F, Virginia Tech's public radio station.
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[Antarctica-Trek]


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The son of the man who conquered Mount Everest is embarking on his own journey across Antarctica.
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Peter Hillary, Sir Edmund Hillary's son, and two other men hope to be the first to ski from New Zealand's Antarctic Scott Base to the South Pole and back again.
The three plan to complete the ill fated 19-11 expedition by British explorer Robert Falcon Scott.
Scott and his team died of starvation nearly 19-hundred miles into the trip.
The team that set out yesterday is counting on modern Technology to help the complete their journey in 100 days.
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[McGwire]


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Mark McGwire is again the toast of baseball, after being named the Associated Press Player of the Year. Sammy Sosa came in second.
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McGwire beat out Sosa in the race to break Roger Maris's home run record and he wound up hitting 70 round trippers.
McGwire led the majors in slugging percentate and on base percentage and he also had a National League record 162 walks. Playing his first full season in the league he had 147 R-B-I's scored 130 runs and batted 299.

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Basketball season tipped off last night at Radford, as the men and women Highlanders put on a show for their fans.

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The Women's team was picked to finish second in the Big South, while the men were the number one selection in the conference.
The men won the Big South last year but lost to Duke in the first round of the N-C-Double-A tournament.
Last night's celebration was less about a workout and more about the fans.
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Radford opens the regular season Tuesday, November 17-th.

[Tech]


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There's nowhere to go but up for Virginia Tech, after losing last night's exhibition opener.
Tech lost to the Court Authority 102 to 91.
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The Hokies head to a huddle with coach Bobby Hussey.
Tech would tie the game early in the second half when Jermaine Kimbrough picks up the lose ball. He takes it in for the layup. All tied up at 68.
But Court Authority would take the lead. Harold Deane passes to Mark Byington who'll lob it inside to Charles Jefferson. He gets the jumper, and the Authority is up by two.
The Hokies didn't give up. Eddie Lucas hits the nice jumper and Tech was only down a bucket.
But Court Authority would hold on to the lead
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as former Salem standout Mark Byington knocks down the three for the 102 to 91 win.
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[Soccer]


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Roanoke College and Lynchburg battled it out for three overtimes in yesterday's N-C-A-A Division Three soccer championship.
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A chilly day in the Hill City yesterday.
But the play would be heated. Lynchburg had a great shot at scoring as Kristin Krowit's pass to Carrie Webster is perfect, but Webster's left footed kick sails wide and the game stays scoreless.
Roanoke had a shot as well. Laura Pecorale throws it in, then uses her feet to get it back, but her left footed shot is stopped.
Lynchburg would finally win it 1-to-nothing in three
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overtimes.
The Hornets advance to the second round. They'll play at Mary Washington in Fredericksburg on Saturday.
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[Israel-Artifacts]


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A treasure trove of valuable archaeological relics has been unearthed in Israel.
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Over five hundred artifacts were found in two giant pitchers hidden under the floor of a centuries old house near the Sea of Galilee.
More than 90 per cent of the treasure was found intact.
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