The Mideast peace effort has suffered another blow from terrorists.
And a sentence in the Emmett Cressell Junior murder case.
News 7 at noon is next.
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A deadly car bombing in Jerusalem today has prompted the Israeli Cabinet to suspend implementation of the new peace agreement.
The explosion killed the two bombers and injured 21 Israelis.
The group Hamas is claiming responsibiltiy.
Jesse Schulman reports.
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((The car bomb went off at the main entrance to Jerusalem's busy farmer's
market on it's busiest day of the week - when it's packed with Israelis
shopping for their Sabbath dinner.
Police say it was a suicide bomb. Eyewitnesses say the car exploded in
a burst of flame, smoke and noise, that sent car parts and debris flying.
Police and rescue workers flooded the area, medics rushed to treat the
injured, ambulances moved in to evacuate the wounded to hospitals.
Anti-terrorist experts started sifting the wreckage, to try to determine
first the type of bomb and then who may have carried out the attack. By
far the likeliest candidates, Islamic radicals who are sworn opponents
of all compromise with Israel.
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They've struck this same market before, just over a year ago, in the
summer of 1997, when two bombers carried briefcases full of explosives
into the market and killed fifteen people.
Today's attack was perfect timing in picking a busy day at the market,
and in picking a time when Israel's cabinet has been meeting,
struggling to ratify the peace accord signed last month in Washington.
The Israeli government says ratification of the accord is now on hold,
and that's just for starters. How Prime Minister Netanyahu and Yassir
Arafat react will determine whether this is just one more bump in the
road, or the end of the line.
Jesse Schulman, CBS News, Jerusalem))
California authorities believe they have the killer responsible for a series of murders up and down the West Coast.
Yesterday a trucker walked into a police station and confessed to killing four women.
He also handed over evidence against him---
(( HE SAID I HAVE EVIDENCE IN MY POCKET. IT WAS A ZIPLOCK BAG WITH A FEMALE BREAST. ))
[SUPER=01-Sheriff Dennis Lewis/Humboldt County, CA;]
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Authorities say 36-year old Wayne Adam Ford could be linked to two more killings.
He will be arraigned later today.
His bail has been set at one MILLION dollars.
A report out today by some legal scholars says President Clinton should NOT be impeached.
More than 400 legal scholars say the case against him falls short.
But, Republicans plan to dispute that at a House committee hearing Monday.
It's a hearing requested by Democrats, on the background and history of impeachment.
The report comes as the White House weighs a response to a request by the chairman of the House judiciary committee for answers to 81 specific questions -- most dealing with alleged perjury.
((REP. HENRY HYDE/JUDICIARY COMMITTEE CHAIR/R-IL.: OUR FIRM
INTENTION IS TO RESOLVE THIS MATTER WITH FAIRNESS, HONOR AND EXPEDITION.
WITH THE PRESIDENTS COOPERATION, WE WILL MEET OUR GOAL OF FINISHING BY
THE END OF THE YEAR. ))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Henry Hyde/Judiciary Committee Chairman;]
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Hyde says the Impeachment hearings will start November 19th with Kenneth Starr as the prosecution's only witness.
12 Grayson County jurors have decided how much time Emmett Cressell Junior should spend in prison.
Last night they found him guilty of first degree murder for the death of Garnett G-P Johnson.
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Teresa Hamilton is at the Grayson County courthouse and joins us with more on today's proceedings.
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Help is on the way from Southwest Virginia to Hurricane ravaged Honduras.
That story is still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
And some Eastern Europeans are facing floodwaters as well.
More on that when the news continues.
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Flooding has engulfed homes across Eastern Europe, forcing thousands to evacuate.
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Floods hit Slovenia hardest sending water pouring into hundreds of homes and closing causing major traffic routes.
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Several villages in Romania are under water after two rivers burst their banks.
Thousands of firefighters have been sent to help with the evacuations.
Hurricane Mitch may be no more... but Central Americans are still burying their dead and struggling to recover from the massive storm.
Tomorrow the U-S begins sending tens of millions of dollars in aid.
Mitch damaged so many roads and bridges in the region that supplies will have to be airlifted in.
The death toll has now risen to 10-thousand.
Byron Pitts reports from Nicaragua.
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(( The White House is sending 70 million-dollars
worth of food and supplies to areas of Central America that were hit
hard by floods and mudslides following Hurricane Mitch. The thousands
that were killed are not given funerals. Instead they are buried in
mass graves or burned. There are one to two million refugees that need
to be rescued, and are being threatened by disease and starvation.
Store shelves are empty and the military has been called in to watch for
looters. The government says that the major cash crops have been
destroyed and the economy has been set back 20-30 years.))
Southwest Virginians are gathering aid for the victims of Hurricane Mitch.
Workers at Buster Brown plants are taking up food and clothing donations for the victims.
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((RICK SCHWARTZ/CONTRIBUTOR:THE NEWS THAT'S COMING OUT OF HONDURAS IS REALLY DEVASTATING. ALL THE LIFE THAT'S BEEN LOST AND THE HOUSES AND HOMES THAT HAVE BEEN DESTROYED.))
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Some of Buster Brown's operations are located in Central America.
Collections are being taken up at sites in Lebanon, Wise, and Chilhowie.
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200 jobs are on the way to Advance Auto's headquarters in Roanoke.
To make room for the growing staff, Advance leased -- and is renovating -- the old Leggett Outlet Center near Valley View Mall.
About 175-of those jobs will be new hires.
The rest are transfers.
All of this comes after Advance bought out Kansas City-based Western Auto.
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((NEIL LEFTWICH/ADVANCE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER: THE MOVE WITH WESTERN IS A GREAT GEOGRAPHIC FIT FROM WHERE WE WERE TO WHERE THEY ARE IN THE NORTHEAST AND MIDWEST.))
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The merger gives Advance more than 15-hundred retail stores in 37 states.
It is the country's second biggest chain of auto-part stores.
Advance expects next year's sales will top two-billion dollars.
Workers at the Bacova Guild's Alleghany County plant will not unionize.
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Workers defeated the idea by a vote of 203 to 64.
Officials with the United Paperworkers International Union accused management of using fear tactics to discourage workers from organizing.
An official with Bacova Guild's parent company Burlington Industries, said management preferred to deal directly with employees rather than go through a third-party.
Bacova Guild makes rugs and other household items.
If workers did vote to organize, they would have created the first union of the company's seven plants in Virginia.
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World Championship wrestling took the Roanoke Civic Center by storm last night-- that story is still ahead.
And speaking of wrestlers, what does Jim Gilmore think of his newest colleague?
That's coming up in just a moment on News-7 at Noon.
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Members of a new N-double A-C-P group in Botetourt County say they plan to make a lot of changes.
They want to restore the name of this school -- originally built for African-Americans -- to the Central Academy.
They also want to increase the number of African-Americans in local government.
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((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT; YOU WILL NOT FIND ANY AFRICAN-AMERICAN SERVING ON ANY KEY LEGISLATIVE OR DECISION-MAKING BODIES IN BOTETOURT COUNTY TO OUR KNOWLEDGE, CERTAINLY NOT ON THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, NOT ON THE SCHOOL BOARD.))
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Members say they also want to increase jobs, housing and voting opportunities across Botetourt County.
The group meets for the first time Saturday as a branch of the Roanoke N-double A-C-P.
If you're a former professional wrestler who's elected governor, what does your security detail look like?
It's a question Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore asked his own executive protection unit this week.
Gilmore even told us he'd like to meet the former "grappler turned governor-elect" Jesse "The Body" Ventura.
((WELL I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING JESSE "THE BODY," WHO IS NOW I THINK CALLED JESSE "THE MIND" VENTURA. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING THAT. I CERTAINLY WISH HIM GOOD LUCK. NATURALLY AS A COLLEAGUE I WOULD GIVE HIM ALL THE ASSISTANCE
I COULD GIVE HIM AND I CERTAINLY HOPE HE'LL BE GOOD FOR THE PEOPLE OF MINNESOTA.))
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Ventura pledged to try to give each voter a thousand dollar tax rebate.
In South Carolina, a "no car tax" pledge modeled after Gilmore's plan failed to re-elect South Carolina Republican Governor David Beasley -- even after Gilmore helped him campaign.
Gilmore says that's only because Beasley failed to make it a central campaign focus.
On Wall Street at 11-30, the Dow was UP 17 points.
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Coming up in sports, a defending Roanoke Valley Volleyball champion loses their crown.
and the Roanoke Civic Center was the center of some nation-wide attention as professional WCW rasslin comes to Roanoke.
Those stories and more when News 7 at noon returns.
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World Championship wrestling invaded the star city last night, and with one of the sport's own, grabbing the national spotlight on election day last night's matches took on added significance.
Mike Stevens has more on the rumble at the Civic Center.
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(( Take one look at the Roanoke Civic Center and you can see why a former pro rassler was elected governor of Minnesota
Close to 10 thousand fans paid an average of $20 bucks a piece to watch a wrestling card that they could have watched at home tonight on cable.
If they had they would have seen broadcaster Tony Schiavone, the former announcing partner of none other than the honorable Jesse Ventura.
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There was plenty of bumping, banging and grinding in the ring for this Thunder show.
In fact the fans at the Civic Center got to see two shows as WCW taped an entire second set of matches after going off the air on WTBS.
And oh yeah, politics were in the air. how about Flair for president - he is from Minnesota. Or maybe Goldberg for
A new Roanoke Valley district volleyball champion has been crowned. The action took place at Cave Spring high school where the defending champion hosted Franklin County.
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Eagles' head coach Nancy Castillo gave her regular season champs a few words of encouragement while the Lady Knights and their rowdy fans settled in for they hoped would be a decent match.
But this one was all Franklin County from the start as the Eagles and in particular Amy Gibson, the 5-11 junior middle hitter took over.
She ruled the net with her soft spikes and her hard throw downs as well as the Lady Eagles won the first two games 15 to 10 and 15 to 12.
But Cave Spring mounted a rally in game three.
The Lady Knights let Sarah Payne and Beth Harms double
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team the shot with a nice block to take the point.
But Franklin County wins it 3 games to none and Coach Castillo gets career win number 100 at the title.
It is the final week of the regular season of High school Football.
Here are the big games the Friday Football Extra crews will be bringing your way for week number 11.
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Head to the toy store and you'll find baby dolls, fashion dolls, collectible dolls, super hero dolls, but real-life war hero dolls?
Move over G-I Joe,
there's a new doll in town.
Meet the action figure who's seen REAL action.
((QUETIONS: ARE ALL THE MEDALS REAL?
COLIN POWELL: "YES, THEY'RE IN ORDER. IT IS A UNIFORMLY ACCURATE FIGURE." ))
[OUT Q=accurate figure.]
The doll, in full military dress, sells for forty-six dollars, with a
portion going to charity.
And if the Colin Powell action figure does take the competition by
storm, could a little White House be his next accessory?
((POWELL: "MAYBE HASBRO SHOULD BUILD A PENTAGON FOR THE FIGURE TO GO
TO. AND THAT'S AS FAR AS YOU'RE GOING TO GET ME TO GO ON THAT ONE." ))
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[OUT Q=on that one.]
For now the general's got some competition this Christmas: The Rose doll, from the Titanic is just out. 6