Rescuers continue the search off the Virginia coast for three missing Navy aviators.
And in Lynchburg some historic buildings will go up for grabs.
The weather is holding in a very pleasant pattern right now, and as we move into the night-time hours, we're likely to see some rain develop. That, and a busy weekend in the NFL coming your way.
News 7 at noon is next.
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Rescuers are combing the Atlantic for three missing Naval avaitors.
Two Navy jets collided last night aboard the U-S-S Enterprise.
The carrier left Norfolk last week and was on its way to the Persian Gulf.
The accident happened some 120 miles off the Virginia Coast.
One aviator was killed, and two others were slightly injured.
Rescuers worked through the night looking for survivors.
Two other Navy vessels, plus several helicopters, are helping with the search today.
Rescuers are dealing with sea swells of two-to-seven feet.
The murder trial of Quentin Lamont Stephens is under way in Pittsylvania County.
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Police say he shot and killed Delveccio Farmer of Keeling.
Farmer was found dead inside a trailer on route 716 in Blairs on October 21-st of 19-97.
Quentin Stephens is charged with first degree murder.
His trial is expected to take two days.[House-Speaker ]
It looks like Bob Livingston will be the next House Speaker.
His only announced opponent, Representative Chris Cox, dropped out this morning.
Newt Gingrich, who is blamed for the loss of five house seats in last Tuesday's elections, announced Friday he's resigning as House Speaker and will give up his seat in Congress.
Jonathan Freed reports.
[SUPER=01-Rep. Chris Cox/(R) California; :19]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bob Livingston/(R) Louisiana; :35]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting; :54]
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((Locator: Washington, D.C.
The realignment of the House republican leadership is becoming clearer,
as Congressman Bob Livingston appears to have a firm grip on the
Yesterday, the candidates made the rounds on the Sunday talk shows. But
early today, one of the only two declared candidates for Speaker of the
House dropped out of the race.
SOT - Rep. Chris Cox, R-CA
(says he had 90 votes and Livingston had 110. wants to guarantee a clear
republican win for Speaker.)
Cox's decision makes it highly likely that the next House Speaker will
be Louisiana Congressman Bob Livingston.
SOT - Rep. Bob Livingston, R-LA (From This Week)
The departing speaker, Newt Gingrich, confirmed over the weekend that he
also intends to resign his Georgia seat in Congress.
S/U close - Jonathan Freed, CBS News))
President Clinton loses two appeals stemming from the Monica Lewinsky investigation.
The Supreme Court has rejected White House appeals for an attorney- client privilege for Clinton aide Bruce Lindsey.
The high court today also refused to shield Secret Service officers from having to testify about the President.
Democrats and Republicans are making their own case for and against impeachment today -- as they hear from experts about just what type of conduct is impeachable.
Nineteen experts are testifying before a House Judiciary panel.
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Relief is pouring into Central America-- but little of it is getting to where it's needed most.
That's one of the stories still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
And Lynchburg is trying to cut down on accidents caused by deer.
But the method they're using is drawing fire from city residents.
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The U.S. Supreme Court will use a local murder case to decide whether an accomplice's confession can be used against a defendant ... even when that accomplice refuses to testify.
The court will hear an appeal in the Benjamin Lilly case. Lilly was convicted for the shooting death of Virginia Tech student Alexander DeFilippis during a carjacking.
In his trial, prosecutors introduced a confession from Lilly's brother, but the brother refused to take the stand.
Central American leaders meet today to discuss the disaster left by Hurricane Mitch.
The leaders are expected to ask financial organizations to forgive their debts so they can focus on recovery.
International Aid shipments are pouring into the region, but the thousands left homeless and without food and water complain the help isn't coming fast enough.
John Roberts reports.
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[SUPER=01-Sally O'Neill/Irish Relief Worker; :27]
[SUPER=01-Manolo Perez/Melon Farmer; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-John Roberts/Reporting; 1:11]
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((NARR/ (LOCATOR: CHULATECA, HONDURAS)
IF ANYONE KNOWS THE MEANING OF MISERY, IT IS THESE PEOPLE IN CHULATECA.
BURIED TO THE ROOFTOPS IN SAND AND MUD, AND UNTIL TWO DAYS AGO, CUT OFF
FROM THE OUTSIDE.
SOT/ SALLY O'NEILL/ IRISH RELIEF WORKER
(Paraphrase: the farther from the cities the worse the situation)
NARR/ EVEN NOW, THE AID IS SLOW IN COMING. SUPPLIES FROMT HE CAPITAL
CITY MUST BE FERRIED IN EITHER IN SMALL AIRCRAFT OR TRUCKED ACROSS
WHAT'S LEFT OF THE PAN AMERICAN HIGHWAY.
(Paraphrase: Chulateca was a prosperous town... within a couple of
hours.. hurricane Mitch wiped that out.)
NARR/ FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH-- WHO TOURED STRICKEN AREAS
YESTERDAY, SAID AMERICAN AID TO HONDURAS IS ESSENTIAL FOR TWO REASONS..
COMPASSION AND TO GUARD AGAINST A FLOOD OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION TO THE
NARR/ BUT MANOLO PEREZ, UNTIL THIS WEEK ONE OF HONDURAS BIGGEST MELON
PRODUCERS SAYS WHAT'S REALLY NEEDED IS AN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM TO
REBUILD THE SHATTERED ECONOMY.. HELP HE FEARS WON'T BE COMING.
SOT/ MANOLO PEREZ/ MELON FARMER
(Paraphrase: In a week or a month we'll be forgotten)
JOHN ROBERTS STAND-UP CLOSE))
Five more U-N weapons inspectors left Baghdad today.
Another ten inspectors are expected to depart Wednesday.
Iraq announced at the end of last month that it was halting cooperation
with inspectors until the U-N Security Council lifts the sanctions imposed to punish Iraq for its invasion of Kuwait.
But the U-N says the embargo won't be lifted until inspectors certify that Iraq has eliminated its weapons of mass destruction.
One visiting Irish politician is calling on Western leaders to negotiate.
(( ALBERT REYNOLDS, FORMER IRISH PRIME MINISTER: WHATEVER THEIR FEELINGS ABOUT THE CONFLICT, THAT EVERYBODY GETS AROUND THE TABLE AND DIALOGUE AND DEBATE ON THAT TO REMOVE WHAT IS AFFECTING THE CHILDREN AND THE MEDICINES REQUIRED FOR THE CHILDREN. ))
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Meantime, President Clinton is deferring any decision on whether to use force.
He met with top advisors yesterday at Camp David and asked them to come up with more options.
For six years officials in Lynchburg have tried to cut down on the number of car accidents involving deer.
But, as Steve Smallshaw tells us, their latest efforts are coming under attack.
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[SUPER=01-Barry Lyons/Resident; :28]
[SUPER=01-Katherine Bass/Resident; :45]
[SUPER=01-Major Jack Lewis/Lynchburg Police Department; 1:13]
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(( Eddie Burnette and Tommy Dodd are hunting deer.. in the middle of one of Virginia's largest cities.
The two comprise Lynchburg's wildlife management program.. a year- round effort aimed at reducing the size of the Hill City's deer population.
They patrol areas where deer have caused car accidents or where homeowners have suffered property damage from roaming herds.
The program has never experienced an accident, but some residents told city council last week they feel they're as much at risk from the hunting program as they are from the deer.
[IN Q=Our concern is]
(( : OUR CONCERN IS JUST FOR THE SAFETY BECAUSE WE LIVE IN A NEIGHBORHOOD FULL OF LITTLE CHILDREN, BIG CHILDREN AND ADULTS LIKE US AND WE'RE JUST A LITTLE CONCERNED BECAUSE WE'RE ALL JAMMED IN THERE TOGETHER.))
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[IN Q=Though I'm sure]
((KATHERINE BASS/RESIDENT: THOUGH I'M SURE THOSE HIRED TO SHOOT DEER ARE EXPERIENCED HUNTERS THEY ARE HUMAN AND ARE CAPABLE OF ERROR.))
[OUT Q=of error.]
But police say every precaution is taken to PREVENT mistakes.
The department and the wildlife specialists scout out every location where a permit is issued.. and the hunters never fire a shot if there's even the slightest chance a stray bullet could hit something other than its intended target.
On a given night, these two men might see dozens of deer, but never pick up their rifles.
[IN Q=They just are]
((MAJOR JACK LEWIS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THEY JUST ARE NOT RISK TAKERS, WHEN YOU BALANCE THE BENEFIT OF MAYBE KILLING THIS DEER VERSUS THE POTENTIAL TO INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.))
[OUT Q=property damage.]
In its six years, Lewis says the program has drastically reduced the number of deer- related car accidents in the city and has also put more than 11 tons of venison on the plates of needy people across the area.
City council may re- examine the program's effectiveness later this week.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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Students from around the Roanoke Valley are making strides for peace-- literally.
That's still ahead in the newscast.
In 16-78, 18 Frech ships sank off the coast of Venezuala.
The ships are long gone, but now divers are bringing up whats left-- pistols, cannon and piles of coins.
That story in a few minutes when News-7 at Noon continues.
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Residents of Wythe County hope a weekend workshop will put an end to racism in their area.
The goal of the "Virginia Organizing Project" is to make people aware of what racism is, why it exists, and what people can do to dismantle it.
A Wytheville resident says a byproduct of the workshop is self-empowerment.
[IN Q=THIS IS ONE]
((CHARISSE RUNNNELLS/WYTHEVILLE RESIDENT; THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT YOU DO LEARN IS TO BE EMPOWERED. AND TO TAKE THE SKILLS THAT YOU'VE LEARNED FROM THIS WORKSHOP AND GO OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY. EVEN THOUGH YES WE ARE DISMAYED, IT LET'S US KNOW THAT WE HAVE TO CONTINUE. TO KEEP CHOMPING AT THE BIT. KEEP WORKING AT IT ANND THEN ONE SOME CHANGE WILL BE MADE.))
[SUPER=01-Charisse Runnells/Wytheville Resident;]
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Organizers of the weekend workshop hoped to teach participants how to educate others and gradually eliminate racism.
Students from all around the Roanoke Valley made strides against violence.
That's where the first ever "Peace Walk" took place yesterday.
The goal was to raise money for Roanoke's "Conflict Resolution Center."
[IN Q=THE STUDENTS]
((AMY BARNHART/BOARD OF DIRECTORS; THE STUDENTS WHO WERE TARGETED AND ASKED TO WALK ARE PEER MEDIATORS. THEIR MOTIVE IS TO SHOW THEIR POSITION ON NON-VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS AND THEIR COMMUNITIES AND THAT THERE'S A BETTER WAY TO RESOLVE CONFLICT.))
[SUPER=01-Amy Barnhart/Board of Directors;]
[OUT Q=RESOLVE CONFLICT.]
There was no age limit on who could actually walk for the cause.
But all of them, including this three year old, knew why they were there.
[IN Q=I'M WALKING]
((CORINNA CARTER-EGGE/YOUNGEST PEACE WALKER; I'M WALKING FOR PEACE.))
[OUT Q=FOR PEACE.]
Organizers hope to make the walk an annual event.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 85-points.
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Still ahead in sports, the Panthers and the Redskins take it to the wire.
Plus, Jeff Gordon enjoys lucky number 13, as he takes both the checkered flag in Atlanta, and a share of Richard Petty's throne.
We'll have the story coming up, when News 7 at Noon continues.
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More than seven hours after it started, the NAPA 500 wrapped up and crowned the last winner of the racing season.
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After the second rain delay, the cars got on the track a little past nine they would run several warm up laps before the start of the race.
When the flag dropped, points champion Jeff Gordon took off quickly- he was the leader at the half.
South Boston's Ward Burton had a good race- he was second behind Gordon.
Then on lap 129, NASCAR would bring out a mandatory caution to allow the crews to make adjustments on pit road.
And Gordon would pass Dale Jarrett with 6 laps to go. He holds on to win the NAPA 500 for his 13-th win of the season tying the record set by the king- Richard Petty.
Jarrett was second and Mark Martin third.
It was close, but no cigar for Washington yesterday, as the Cardinals score in the final two seconds of the game to edge the Skins 29- 27.
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Leading 3 to nothing, rookie Skip Hicks scores from two yards out and the Redskins go up 10- zip.
Then in the second quarter, Mario Bates would score from the one yard line to cut the lead back to three with two minutes left in the half.
Washington would score again. Trent Green caps a drive handing off to Brian Mitchell who scores from the four yard line to make it 17- 7 Redskins at the half.
Then the Cardinals come back in the third quarter. Jake Plummer hits Larry Centers on the 5 yard touchdown play to make it 17- 14 Skins.
Washington trailed by 9 late in the fourth quarter but the Redskins rallied and Cary Blanchard's 54 yard field goal gave the Redskins the 27 to 26 lead.
But the Cardinals answered when Nedney booted the
48 yard field goal with 2 seconds left. The Cardinals win it 29- 27.
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An injured Steve Young watched from the sidelines in San Francisco where more last-second drama unfolded.
His backup- Ty Detmer- finds J-J Stokes on the 29 yard touchdown pass and the 49-ers would take a 22- 16 lead into the fourth quarter.
Then the Panthers would come back in the final minutes. William Floyd scores from the one yard line to make it 23 to 22.
But the Niners move the ball down field and Wade Richey
boots the 46 yard field goal. San Francisco wins it 25 to 23.
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The Cowboys are in first place in the N-F-C East after yesterday's win over the struggling Giants.
Trailing 3-nothing, New York's Brad Daluiso gets the 32-yard field goal to tie it up in the first quarter.
Emmitt Smith became the Cowboys all-time leading rusher with his 163 yards including this 23 yard gain in the second quarter. The old mark was held by Tony Dorsett. Smith also becomes the 8-th player in league history to rush for 12-thousand yards.
The Cowboys were up 9 to 6 before scoring what would be
the only touchdown of the game. Troy Aikman hits Eric Bjornson on the 3 yard pass to put the Cowboys on top 16 to 6.
Saturday's loss to Florida State dropped U-V-A several spots in the A-P college football poll.
The 7 and 2 Cavaliers drop to number 21. Virginia hosts North Carolina on Saturday.
The Virginia Tech Hokies had the weekend off. Tech checks in at 16-th in the A-P Poll. The 7 and 1 Hokies travel to Syracuse this Saturday for a big conference showdown with the Orangemen.
Hale Irwin finished an impressive year yesterday by winning the Senior Tour Championship by five shots over Gil Morgan.
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Irwin closed with a 7 under par 65 to finish at 14 under par for his seventh victory of the season.
Morgan's one-under 71 opened the door for Irwin, who picks up the 347-thousand dollar prize and collects his 20-th career Senior title.
Divers off the coast of Venezuela have discovered pirate shipwrecks from three centuries ago.
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The divers say they were part of the French Armada.
The French fleet numbered 35 ships and carried six thousand men who were on their way to invade the Dutch-held Curacao (kurr-e-SOW) Island in 16-78.
The Dutch responded with some navigational trickery.
Up to 18 French ships ran aground on coral reefs and 15 hundred Frenchman died.
The divers found pistols, swords cannons, and piles of coins.
The ships themselves have been eaten and eroded away.