It's sentencing day for the man who fled another sentence 25 years ago.
And Jordan buries its beloved King Hussein.
News 7 at noon is next.
25-years after he walked away from the Martinsville prison farm, Alfred Martin has learned his fate.
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Christy Hubley has been following the story and joins us from Martinsville with the details.
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It was an outpouring of grief never seen before in Jordan as the nation buried its adored monarch King Hussein.
He was laid to rest today in the simplest of white shrouds, ending a day of heartfelt tributes from world leaders and fellow Jordanians.
Jesse Schulman reports from Amman.
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((With full military honors, with the pageantry and ceremony befitting a
monarch, and with great dignity, King Hussein of Jordan was taken today
to his final rest. A man of great personal magnetism, a moderate in a
part of the world where moderation is rare, King Hussein led a small
country, but played a big part in times of war, and in making peace.
President Clinton and former Presidents Ford, Carter and Bush led the
array of dozens of world leaders who came to pay their respects. There
were princes, Prime Ministers and Kings from all over the world -
including bitter opponents, virtually rubbing shoulders - Israel's prime
Minister Netanyahu only a few paces away from Syria's President Assad.
Earlier, in the day, the King's coffin was driven through the streets of
the capital, Amman, to allow the Jordanian public to bid an emotional
final farewell. The King was loved by many here, and respected even by
his opponents - after almost a half a century on the throne, most
Jordanians find it hard even to imagine life in their country without
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What brought world leaders here is largely the special force of an
extraordinary man - but its also the knowledge that his passing leaves
the Middle East not just a sadder place, but a more dangerous one. Jesse
Schulman, CBS News, Amman.))
The impeachment trial of President Clinton begins winding down today, with closing arguments set for this afternoon.
But with the outcome of the trial virtually set in stone, attention is focusing again on what might come afterwards, namely censure.
Lee Cowan reports.
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There's new information about the mercury used in dental fillings-- it may not be as bad for you as scientists thought.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
And police raid this unofficial Virginia Tech Fraternity as well as some Blacksburg apartments.
The details are still ahead.
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This is day-three for the Kosovo peace talks, which appear to be headed in the right direction.
Talks are being held in a 14th century castle outside Paris.
The Serbs and ethnic Albanians have agreed on a basic framework that would keep Yugoslavia's borders as they are, but give Kosovo wide autonomy.
And in a rare display of unity the two sides came together to denounce Saturday's deadly bomb attack at an Albanian grocery store in Pristina.
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The talks could last up to two weeks.
If a strong peace agreement is reached, U-S officials say it's likely American troops will go to the troubled
region to enforce it.
A crackdown on underage drinking in Blacksburg over the weekend.
Police arrested more than two dozen people in two separate raids.
The first was Friday night, at the D-K-E house on Roanoke Street.
Armed with a search warrant, police seized 16 cases of beer, 65 loose cans of beer, cash and documents.
They charged 22 people with underage drinking.
The raid came after undercover officers went to a party that night, and a similar one the weekend before.
Police say D-K-E is NOT a recognized Virginia Tech fraternity.
The other raid came early Sunday morning, at a private party in some apartments in the 500 block of Roanoke Street.
Officers seized 8 kegs of beer and charged four men with illegal sale of alcohol.
If the state will allow it, students in Salem will head back to school a little earlier next year.
The administration is requesting a waiver from the General Assembly allowing them to begin classes on August 23rd--two weeks before Labor Day.
Lawmakers have turned down other school districts because the tourist industry needs high-school age workers to stay on the job through the holiday.
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Bryant expects an answer from the General Assembly in the spring.
Scientists have long speculated that mercury used in dental fillings affects the brain.
Some dentists have even encouraged patients to have their fillings removed and replaced by other tooth restoration materials.
But researchers at the University of Kentucky say there appears to be no link between the metal and Alzheimer's disease.
They say the very small amounts of mercury released when the fillings are rubbed -- through brushing or eating -- aren't taken up by the brain.
One former Alzheimer's researcher calls the finding significant.
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An area city wants to use golf to drive money into the city.
Find out about the partnership that could turn part of this Buena Vista park into a golf course, when News-7 at Noon returns.
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Buena Vista officials are hoping a new 18-hole golf course will bring more money to the city.
They're now in negotiations with The Highland Group--a company based in the Richmond area.
The company wants to build the golf course in the city--as part of a private-public partnership.
The company would get all profits from the course for the first 40 years, then turn over ownership and management of the course to the city.
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((DAN COLLINS/BUENA VISTA CITY MANAGER: THE GOLF COURSE IS A HIGH MAINTENANCE ITEM BECAUSE OF THE GRASS AND FERTILIZER. BUT ONCE YOU PASS THAT IF YOU HAVE THE TRAFFIC AND ROUNDS OF PLAY IT BECOMES A SIGNIFICANT CASH COW.))
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Officials plan to build the course in Glen-Maury Park.
The Highland Group plans to put up most of the initial costs which are estimated to be from 16 to 20 million dollars.
If city council approves the idea, construction will likely begin in the spring.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 83-points.
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Still ahead in sports, the Cameron Crazies are back in full force in Durham.
Plus, August seems a far way off for football fans, after watching their favorites take the field for the last time this season.
We'll tell you if the A-F-C is still the one.
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A shakeup on top of the Associated Press College basketball poll, after seven of the top ten teams lost at least once last week.
In the midst of an 18- game winning streak, Duke is again number one, after eight weeks in second place.
Former number one Connecticut lost to 16th ranked Syracuse a week ago, before beating number four Stanford on the road by eleven. The Huskies drop to second.
Twenty-two and one Auburn moves into the third spot-- the highest ranking for the Tigers since 19-59.
Cincinnati checks in at number four, then its Michigan State,
Stanford, Maryland, Kentucky, U-C-L-A, and Arizona rounding out the top-10.
The Carolina Tarheels stay put at number twelve this week, after an explosive 98- 64 win over Florida State.
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Yesterday's win came on the heels of Carolina's worst loss of the year at Clemson on Thursday.
Here, Ed Cota puts the Tarheels up by 12, with the three pointer.
Steve Robinson's Seminoles get the good ball movement on this play. Damous Andreson takes the shot and hits the trey.
But the Tar Heels were unstoppable in the Dean Dome.
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Ronald Curry passes off to Kris Lang for the alley oop, and Carolina wins it 98 to 64.
A 27- point victory and a career plateau for a Hokie star had fans cheering yesterday at the Cassell.
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The Hokies came out firing against LaSalle. Katy O'Connor makes good off the dribble and hits for two to give the Hokies a huge lead.
La Salle had trouble finding the basket all day, but here Suzanne Keilty gets the three pointer to keep the Explorers in the game.
But Tech's all- time assist leader-- Lisa Witherspoon-- hands off to Housewright, who scores her thousandth Hokie career point.
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And Tech would pull away. Witherspoon finds Maria Albertson on the quick pass for the layup, and the Lady Hokies go on to win it 62- 35.
Marv Albert is back in the game.
Albert called the New York Knicks-Miami Heat game yesterday, his first basketball game since working the 1997 N-B-A Finals.
He was fired by N-B-C in 97 after pleading guilty to biting a former lover during a sexual encounter in an Arlington hotel.
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On the court, the Knicks were looking for their first win of the new season.
Watch former F-S-U star Charlie Ward slip behind Alonzo Mourning to get the steal. He'll hand off to Allen Houston for the score.
But the Heat comes right back. Mourning shoots the jumper and gets the bounce. Miami led 64- 57.
New York managed to tie the game at 69 before Terry Porter comes up
big. He scored four straight to lead the Heat past the Knicks 83 to 79.
Life at the track left the Daytona 500 pole- winner in the pits yesterday.
As Mike Stevens reports, the day belonged to one of Jeff Gordon's greatest competitors.
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The 1998-99 N-F-L campaign is officially over today, after the A-F-C made good on its third in a row at the Pro Bowl.
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In what could be a final encore, John Elway put the A-F-C ahead early. Here he finds Sam Gash on this 3 yard touchdown pass to make it 7- nothing.
The A-F-C was up 17- 3 after Ty Law returned an interception 67 yards, before Randall
Cunningham hands off to Emmitt Smith for the 2 yard touchdown.
Law and the Jets' Keyshawn Johnson were named co-outstanding players, as the A-F-C wins it 23 to 10.