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Parts of the nation are getting hit with the first snow of the season.
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And in Florida, a missing girl is found dead in bedroom of her teen neighbor. (/////////////)
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High winds, even thunderstorms, in our forecast as a major front rumbles through the region. We'll take a look at this intense system, and we'll check out the world of sports.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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News 7 at noon is next.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Winter is arriving a month early in the upper midwest.
The snow has already fallen in the Dakotas and Minnesota is expected to get up to a foot today along with 40 mile pe

r hour winds.
Severe weather is also causing problems in the south.
Drew Levinson reports.
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(( THE FIRST MAJOR STORM OF THE SEASON IS POUNDING THE MIDWEST AND PARTS OF THE SOUTH TODAY. FROM THE DAKOTAS TO ARKANSAS THE WINTER WEATHER IS WREAKING HAVOC. HEAVY SNOWFALL ACCOMPANIED BY HIGH WINDS AND THUNDER AND LIGHTENING HAVE FORCED STATE POLICE TO SHUTDOWN MANY ROADS.. INCLUDING PARTS OF INTERSTATE 90.
IN SOME PLACES VISIBILITY IS NEAR ZERO. WIND GUSTS HAVE BEEN TRACKED AT 50 MILES PER HOUR WITH SNOWFALL UP TO EIGHT INCHES.
POWER IS OUT IN MANY PARTS AND SEVERAL SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED. THE SAME IN CHICAGO AS WIND AND RAIN CAUSE PROBLEMS-SOME FLIGHTS AT O'HARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.

IN DES MOINES, IOWA THE FIERCE WINDS HAVE SNAPPED TREE LIMBS. YOU CAN SEE WHERE A BOLT OF LIGHTENING STRUCK THIS TREE.
AND THE SOUTHWESTERN STATES ARE NOT IMMUNE FROM FROM THE SEVERE WEATHER. HIGH WINDS LASHED FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS OVERNIGHT CAUSING HEAVY DAMAGE AT THE AIRPORT. STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS CLOCKED UP TO 66 MILES PER HOUR TOSSED AROUND AIRPLANES, DAMAGED SEVERAL HANGERS AND BROKE WINDOWS OUT OF CARS. TREES AND POWER LINES WERE ALSO DOWN IN THE REGION. THE STORM COULD LAST THROUGH WEDNESDAY. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, DETROIT.))

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[CK/WX-PRO=]REGIONAL ANALYSIS

REGIONAL SAT NATIONAL TEMPS. NATIONAL JET TODAY' FORECAST
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[MITCH]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
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The Army says some three-thousand National Guard troops could be heading for Central America to help rebuild nations devastated by Hurricane Mitch.
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Nearly one-thousand Army soldiers are already in the region delivering food and medicine.
Officials in Central America say it took Hurricane Mitch 72 hours to destroy what took them 50 years to build.
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((BECAUSE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEN...OR TO THEIR SCHOOLS. ))
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In addition to the death and destruction medical workers are now waging a fight against disease.
There is little clean drinking water available so many are forced to drink contaminated water.
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[BODY-FOUND]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=MEl]
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For a week, police in Jacksonville, Florida, have been looking for an eight-year-old girl.
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[VO-NAT]
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[11:37]
Today a shocking discovery.
Her body was found -- in the bedroom of the 14-year-old boy who lives across the street.
Police were called by the boy's mother. [PICTURE OF GIRL 11:02:46]
They found the body of Maddie Clifton taped and in the boys water bed.
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((OFFICER ENTERED RESPONDED TO THE CALL AND WHEN HE ENTERED HE SAW THE GIRL'S FEET STICKING OUT OF THE WATERBED.))
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The boy is now being held for questioning. [11:02:46- FILE VIDEO OF PARENTS]
Hundreds of volunteers have been searching the neighborhood and handing out leaflets since Maddie disappeared.
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[S-Stephens]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
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[TAPE#98-56 1:43:37]
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The defense has begun its case in the trial of Quentin Stephens.
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Stephens is charged with first degree murder for allegedly shooting Delvecchio Farmer to death in October 1997.
The prosecution says the shooting happened during a failed attempt to steal drugs and money from the victim.
The victim's girlfriend was at home in bed that night when she heard shots being fired.
The Commonwealth's Attorney asked that we not show her face.
Yesterday, she testified that her boyfriend came running into the bedroom just before the gunfire started.
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((HE GOT BEHIND THE DOOR, HE LAID BEHIND THE DOOR.))
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((ONLY THING HE SAID WAS PUT MY HEAD DOWN AND BE QUIET.))
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[OUT Q=and be quiet.]
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Court resumed this morning with more prosecution witnesses.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Stephens case is expected to go to the jury today.
A second suspect in the murder of Delvecchio Farmer was arrested Sunday.
Calvin Pinchback is also charged with first degree murder.
He's being held in the Pittsylvania County jail and will be tried seperately.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=ssa]
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A Florida man has been arrested for allegedly trying to poison three Radford University students during a Halloween weekend party.
Twenty-five- year old Kristopher Michael Vanburen of Fort Lauderdale allegedly poured the date rape drug G-H-B into the women's drinks on October 30th.
He is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing January fourth.

[5-Extradition]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=598-30 1:36:01]
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A father and businessman in Michigan may soon be locked up in Virginia -- for a crime he committed over two decades ago.
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[VO-NAT]
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When 49-year-old Alfred Martin was stopped on a traffic charge last week, Michigan police saw he was wanted in Virginia.
In 1974, he was convicted of selling marijuana and sentenced to serve a year on the Martinsville city farm.
He escaped after only one day.
Now Virginia law enforcement officials want him back.
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((JOAN ZIGLER/MARTINSVILLE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: IN MY OPINION IF I DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR HIM BECAUSE THIS CASE IS SO OLD THEN I WILL BE THE ONE DISCRIMINATING AGAINST ALL THE PEOPLE TO COME. AND I WON'T DO THAT. HE WILL BE TREATED LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.))
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[OUT Q=like everyone else]
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[VO-NAT]


In 1976, Michigan's governor granted Martin legal asylum.
But the commonwealth's attorney hopes Michigan's current governor will extradite Martin to Virginia.
Martin's lawyer plans to fight it.
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((GUY DOBBS/ATTORNEY: THERE CERTAINLY WERE ... IN OUR OPINION.))
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Martin faces charges of escape and fraudulent conversion of property for not paying off his furniture before he fled.


[Convict-Vote]


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More than 400 convicted felons are on the voting rolls in Southwest Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
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A new report from the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee found them in every jurisdiction-- 342 in Roanoke, 97 in Roanoke County, 78 in Montgomery County and 37 in Botetourt.
Registrars say there's no way to check an applicant's record-- their computers cannot access an applicant's criminal record and even if they could, they say they're not supposed to.
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[IN Q=The state board]

((LOUELLA CRUTCHFIELD-THAXTON/ROANOKE REGISTRAR; THE STATE BOARD HAS INFORMED US THAT WE HAVE TO TAKE THESE PEOPLE'S WORD, IT'S ALMOST LIKE AN INVASION OF PRIVACY IF WE WERE TO ON OUR OWN INVESTIGATE WHAT THEY TELL US. ))
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[OUT Q=what they tell us.]
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Registrars also say the motor voter registration process is also partly responsible.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The navy has given up the search for three aviators lost off the Virginia coast.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And it was not exactly the vacation they were hoping for-- as stiking workers hold nearly 400 guests hostage at a Club Med resort in Martinique.
More on that when we come back.
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[WRITER=MEL]
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They headed to the Caribbean for a little R & R but instead some European tourists found themselves in the middle of a riot.
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[VO-NAT]


Police in riot gear had to raid a Club Med resort on the island of Martinque after some striking resort workers took close to 400 guests hostage.
The employees were striking for more than a week, demanding pay raises.
None of the tourists, most of whom were French, Germans and Italians, were hurt in the raid.
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[Gingrich-house]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
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Newt Gingrich is calling Bob Livingston the next speaker of the House.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/Last Night;]


Gingrich appeared to hand the baton to Livingston last night in a speech to the Political Action Committee he once headed.
He said he's retiring to eliminate divisiveness within G-O-P ranks and called upon the party to win back the White House in 2- thousand.
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((NEWT GINGRICH/R-HOUSE SPEAKER:THE IMAGE OF A PRESIDENT AL GORE AND A DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS SHOULD BE MORE THAN ENOUGH TO UNIFY US IN TWO YEARS OF VERY DILIGENT HARD WORK. ))
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Last night's GO-PAC meeting was also the first time Gingrich and Livingston have appared together in public since the leadership race began Friday.
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[Health-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=98-]
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Our special health report on infertility begins today on News 7 at 5. Tonya Flory takes a look at the problems infertile couples face and how new technology is helping solve them.
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((MELISSA ZELENAK/INFERTILITY PATIENT: WE DIDN'T PREVENT IT, BUT WE WEREN'T TRYING BUT NOTHING HAPPENED, THAT'S WHEN WE STARTED GETTING CONCERNED SO THAT'S WHEN I WENT AND TALKED TO DOCTOR HOLMAN.))
[SUPER=01-Melissa Zelenak/Infertility Patient]
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[OUT Q=to Doctor Holman]
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Then tonight at 11, hear about the latest science has to offer here in the Roanoke Valley. Conceiving a Miracle starts today on News 7 at 5 and 11.
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[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


You may start seeing "Hogan for President" signs-- the Wrestling star says he'll outdo Jesse Ventura and run for the country's highest office.
That story is coming up a little later on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And a relatively small accident in Bedford County creates a big mess..
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[E-Bedford-Ax]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-68 41:24]
[GRAPHIC=Car Accident]


Being in an accident is bad enough, but an accident in Bedford County yesterday evening added insult to injury.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Police say the driver of the truck carrying road paint is charged with failing to maintain control after he rear-ended a Jeep Cherokee.
The truck slammed into the turning Cherokee, then struck a telephone pole and overturned.
The jeep's driver was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries.
The truck driver was NOT injured.
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[Tech-Campus]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Virginia Tech is hoping to stop a private development in the middle of campus.
The Board of Visitors is asking town council to reverse the decision of town plannersto allow a six-story apartment complex with retail stores near the drillfield.
Last week, the University sued the twon to prove Tech owns the street that the developer plans to use to supply utilities to the project.


[Stocks]


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[WRITER=chr]
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 25 points.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports, the Steeler Bus continues to pick up Monday night miles,
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[VO-NAT]


as Pittsburgh trounces Green Bay to keep pace with the Jaguars in the A-F-C Central.
We'll have all the highlights coming up, when News 7 at Noon continues.
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[Steelers]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
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The Pittsburgh Steelers held Green Bay scoreless for more than three quarters, before beating the Packers by seven.


Jerome Bettis had his seventh straight 100-yard Monday night performance, and the Steelers also got a boost from quarterback Kordell Stewart-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/ABC; :00]


who had his best game of the season.
Watch Stewart escape the grip of future hall of famer Reggie White for the thirty-yard gain in the first quarter to set up a one-yard T-D leap to make it 14-nothing.
Stewart would later find Charles Johnson on an 8-yard touchdown pass, before handing off for another score less than a minute before the half.
[SUPER=30-Green Bay/20/Pittsburgh/27;]


to put Pittsburgh up 24-nothing, and the Steelers go on to beat the Packers 27-20.
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[VMI]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
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[TAPE#=SP-17]
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It's the end of an era at V-M-I.
After going one- for- twenty over two seasons, head coach Ted Cain was fired last night.
Mike Stevens reports.
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(( Ted Cain arrived in Lexington on January 12th of 1997 from NC State. After going 0-and-11 last season he knew he needed to produce some wins this year.
VMI was simply tired of waiting. ((DONNY WHITE:))
VMI will honor the final three years of Cain's contract. Meantime White will serve as acting head coach this Saturday in the season finale. But in essence, his role will be to keep the peace and maintain order. ((DONNY WHITE:))
White played and coached at VMI, but he knows better than anyone that what this struggling football program needs much more than any of his knowledge is a win over the Citadel.)) ((DONNY WHITE:))

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[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
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At U-V-A, injured Cavalier Anthony Poindexter underwent successful reconstructive surgery to his left knee on Friday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/October 26th; :00]


Many medical experts have suggested that the severity of the injury could make it tough for Poindexter to play in the NFL.
But head coach George Welsh said he doesn't agree with that.
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[VHSL]


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[TAPE#=none]
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The pairings for the first round of high school football regional playoffs are set.
The Virginia High School League made them official yesterday afternoon.
Here's where the Friday Football Extra crews will be on Friday.
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[HOGAN-PREZ]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
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[GRAPHIC=None]
Now that Jesse "the mind"-- formerly Jesse "the body" Ventura-- is the governor-elect of Minnesota... one of his co

lleagues is throwing his hat into the "political ring."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Uniondale, NY;]

[7:04:40]
Pro wrestler Hulk Hogan has officially announced he's running for President in 2-thousand.
Hogan says Ventura's victory inspired his bid for the White House.
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[7:05:28-45]
[IN Q=]
((HOGAN:MINNESOTA GOT TIRED OF THE PLASTIC POLITICANS...TO SOLVE REAL PROBLEMS. ))
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[OUT Q=to solve real problems.]
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[VO-NAT]


He says possible running mates include Ross Perot, Ted Turner and Oprah Winfrey, although they haven't been approached yet.
Ventura calls Hogan -- quote -- ``nothing but a Jesse wannabe.''
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