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An expanding furniture industry is bringing hundreds of new jobs to Henry County--
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And the fate of capital murder suspect Bud Pritchett is now in the hands of jurors.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Hope you can join us-- News 7 at noon is next.

[Pritchett]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A Montgomery County jury is now deliberating the fate of capital murder suspect Bud Pritchett.
The 35 year old is accused of robbing and killing Estel Singelton at the Ironto rest stop in April 1997.
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Teresa Hamilton listened to today's closing arguments and joins us now with the very latest.
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(QUESTION: So how long has the jury been deliberating?)


[Henry-Industry]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The booming furniture industry is bringing 500 new jobs to Henry County.
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Stanley Furniture announced this morning it's opening a new manufacturing facility.
It's a 15-million dollar investment, with some of that money coming in a business development grant from the governor's office.
Stanley plans to hire 300 workers, many of whom used to work in textile factories.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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American of Martinsville is adding the other 200 jobs.
That company makes furniture for hotels.

[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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NATO reports 30 Yugoslav aircraft have been destroyed in the bombing campaign-- both in the air and on the ground.
The expanded targeted area, could eventually include the center of Belgrade.
A U-S military spokesman says the number of missions has already increased, with attack planes taking off around the clock.
Lisa Hughes reports.
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((NATO SAYS ITS WARPLANES MAY BEGIN TARGETING GOVT. BUILDINGS-- NAMELY THE MINISTRIES OF DEFENSE AND THE INTERIOR.
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TROOPS ON THE BORDER OF MACEDONIA-- DEFEND THE AREA FROM THE YUGOSLAV ARMY. AT BORDER CROSSINGS -- REFUGEES DESCRIBE BEING HERDED FROM THEIR HOMES AND-- IN SOME CASES, INTO THE WOODS.
MOS SOT: IF THEY STAY HERE....GOING TO DIE... THERE ARE A LOT OF OLDER PEOPLE.
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ONCE THEY GET TO THE BORDER, THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES BEGIN LIVING IN TENTS-- RATIONING WATER AND FOOD. MANY HAVE LOST EVERYTHING -- INCLUDING THEIR I-D... THEIR PERSONAL HISTORY STOLEN BY ENEMY TROOPS.
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THIS ISA KIND OF ORWELLIAN SCENARIO -- AN ATTEMPT TO DEPRIVE A PEOPLE AND A CULTURE OF A SENSE OF PAST ON WHICH IT DEPENDS....
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NATO LEADERS SAY 30-YUGOSLAV AIRCRAFT HAVE BEEN HIT SO FAR-- AND EVEN BAD WEATHER ISN'T STOPPING THE STEADY BARRAGE OF CRUISE MISSILES.
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IN WASHINGTON, THE U-S TOOK POSSESSION OF THE YUGOSLAV EMBASSY -- FORCING THE STAFF TO LEAVE JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT. STANDUP:))

[Powell]


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Retired General Colin Powell supports the NATO assault in the Balkans.
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The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff spoke in Blacksburg last night.
In a press conference before the address, he called the Serbian president a villian, and said the bombing must continue.
On the subject of ground troops, he says they could be a necessitity, if Serbian President Milosevic takes too long to act.
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((GEN. COLIN POWELL/FMR. JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF CHAIR; I DON'T SENSE THAT POLITICAL AUTHORITIES HAVE REACHED THAT POINT YET, AND IT THINK IT'S A POINT WE SHOULD TRY TO AVOID AND SEE IF AIR POWER CAN CONTINUE TO WORK, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, IF YOU WISH TO SEIZE THE INITIATIVE, YOU MAY HAVE TO DO THAT. ))
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Powell is one of the most popular and most expensive speakers Tech has ever had... at better than 70 thousand dollars... and it took two years to get him... but according to student polls, he's the person they most want to hear.
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Video cameras were NOT allowed at Powell's actual speech, but he continued to encourage students to help those who are less fortunate then they are.
He also said last night he is NOT running for president in 2000.

[Howbert-House]


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They're marking the logs of a historic cabin in Roanoke --- the first step in tearing the 19th century landmark

down.
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Tina Tenret has more.
Kimberly, this log cabin has been the center of controversy for months,
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ever since historians discovered it was built around 1800 on Salem Turnpike.
The building's condemned --
Now a contractor says he needs a buyer with at least 100-thousand-dollars or the cabin's coming down..
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Contractor Paul Levi and his crew are marking these logs so they can put them back in the same order.
He's sandblasted away the charcoal left over from a fire -- leaving the original heart pine.
He says he's received offers from people who want to buy these rare logs and resurrect the house out of state.
Levi says he'll move the staircase without taking it apart, so the logs won't split.
A new owner can keep the solid oak door with all its handcarved detail --
Even tote along the bathtub that Levi says dates back to 1914.
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Meanwhile a commercial developer has signed a contract to buy the surrounding land -- he doesn't care what happens to the cabin, he just wants it moved off the middle of the property.
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He won't buy the land until the cabin's future is resolved.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Amy Fisher is getting out of jail and getting the forgiveness of the woman she tried to kill.
That's the next story on News-7 at Noon.
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And a publicity stunt goes bad when a bird hits one of the most famous faces in the world.
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[Amy-Fisher]


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The so- called "Long Island Lolita" Amy Fisher may soon be getting out of prison.
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Fisher has served seven years for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco, the wife of Joey Buttafuoco with whom she was having an affair.
Despite the former bad blood between them, Mary Joe recently wrote a letter saying she's forgiven Fisher and wants her released.
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((DENIS DILLON/NASSAU COUNTY PROSECUTOR: MARY JOE FELT THAT AMY FISHER HAD BEEN ABUSED IN HER PAST LIFE, SHE HAD A TOUGH LIFE. SHE WAS FEELING VERY SYMPATHETIC NOW TOWARD AMY FISHER.))
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23-year-old Fisher says she was denied effective legal advice when she pleaded guilty to shooting Buttafuoco.
Prosecutors yesterday filed papers supporting her motion to vacate the plea and enter a new one for a lesser sentence.
That would make Fisher eligible for parole by August.
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[Police-Shooting]


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Four New York City police officers could face second- degree murder charges.
All four turned themselves in this morning.
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A prosecutor is expected to un- seal indictments related to the February shooting death of a West African native.

In the incident, police fired 41 bullets at the un-armed man-- hitting him 19 times.
Meanwhile, about 200 protestors took to the streets, demanding that the officers be fired.
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[Tobacco-Settlement]


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A historic judgement against tobacco giant Philip Morris.
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An Oregon jury awarded 81- MILLION- dollars, the largest tobacco settlement ever, to the family of a man who died of lung cancer after smoking for decades.
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((THE STATISTICS OF HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE DYING FROM LUNG CANCER EVERY YEAR ARE TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON.))
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Williams says her husband Jesse's dying wish was to make cigarette companies stop lying about smokers' health problems.
The jury found Jesse Williams and Philip Morris equally negligent, but said the company did lie about the dangers of smoking.
Meanwhile, Philip Morris says it will appeal.
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It was supposed to be the Modern Day Adonis versus the Ancient Sun God.
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But yesterday's promotional event for a new ride at Busch Gardens went wrong, and pitted supermodel Fabio against a bird.
Fabio was riding on the new roller coaster dubbed Apollo's Chariot when a bird hit him in the face.
He suffered a one-inch-cut on the bridge of his nose.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


No one struck it rich in last night's Big Game drawing.
Find out how much Friday's drawing will be worth next on News-7 at Noon.
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And if the lottery isn't your thing-- you can make a little money catching one of these big-boys.
More on the upcoming contest at Smith Mountain Lake in just a moment.
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[Big-Game]


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You have another shot at the multi- state Big Game lottery.
Since none of the tickets sold for last night's 103- million dollar drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Big Money Ball number, the jackpot now stands at 140- million.
The next drawing will be Friday.

[E-Big-Fish]


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Starting in April you can trade in the fish you catch at Smith Mountain Lake for cash --
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As long as you hook one of these prize fish, worth between 25 and one million dollars each.
A non-profit organization is tagging more than one thousand bass and crappies.
The million-dollar-fish will be released at the end of April.
For ten bucks you can register at any of several lakeside stores.
The contest starts April 10th and runs through June.
You must use specific brands of fishing gear or you forfeit half the winnings.
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN nine points.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Michael Jordan playing Charlotte?
It could happen.
The details are still ahead, on News 7 at noon.
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And new honors for a Virginia coach who took his team within one victory of a national title.
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[Jordan]


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Could "His Airness" return to the N-B-A ... not all that far from here?
Fox Sports News is reporting that Michael Jordan is considering a return to pro basketball ... as a member of the Charlotte Hornets.
Jordan has already had preliminary talks with the Hornets and N-B-A officials about purchasing a 50-percent share of the team.
One scenario involves Jordan playing for a year, with Phil Jackson coaching.

[Express]


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A week in the regular season to go for The Roanoke Express.
And the team has some new problems as it heads toward the playoffs..
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Top scorer Kris Cantu sat out yesterday's practice at the Roundhouse with a separated right shoulder and a concussion. He may miss the entire post-season.
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The Express added two players to the roster Tuesday who scored nearly 80 goals between them in the Ontario Hockey League this past season.
Center Mike Oliveira couldn't make Tuesday's practice, but right winger Chad Spurr got here in time.
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Celebrations in Connecticut ... and a demonstration of school spirit in North Carolina.
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The U-Conn Huskies returned home to thousands of fans Tuesday as they began celebrating the men's national hoop title.
This is a first for Connecticut ... the school never held the basketball championship until it beat Duke Monday night.
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[Duke]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE ]

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and although they didn't win the belts, the Duke men and women received a big welcome home party yesterday in Durham.
Duke had hoped to make history by having the men and women win national titles in the same season. Instead, both were beaten in their respective title games.
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[Shaver]


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Another honor for Hampden-Syndey's head basketball coach, Tony Shaver.
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The Virginia Sports Information directors have named him "coach of the year" in the Commonwealth, on the college level.
Shaver led his Hampden-Sydney Tigers to a 29-and-3 record and a national runner-up finish in this year's Division Three tournament.
Appropriately, Shaver was a unanimous selection.
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[Roanoke]


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Roanoke College put a double-whammy on Emory and Henry, in a double header last night at the Moyer Sports Complex.

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The Maroons shutout Emory and Henry six to nothing in the first game.
And Roanoke College bats continued to be hot in the night cap.
In the second inning of game two Amy Layman from Glenvar steps up to the plate and knocks a triple driving in Crystal Hileman and it's four nothing Maroons.
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Then in the very next at bat former Floyd County standout Sonya Hylton smacks a base hit bringing in Layman. And Roanoke College beats the Wasps 8-to-7in eight innings.
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[Roman]


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One of the NFL's best quarterbacks of all-time is in the Roanoke Valley preparing to speak at tonight's Roanoke Valley Sports Club meeting at the Salem Civic Center.
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Roman Gabriel is the former Rams and Eagles star, who was the NFL's most valuable player in 1969. He came in a day early for a round of golf Tuesday at Hanging Rock.
Tonight he'll speak to the sports club about football in the Carolinas - something he was prediciting and promising about 14 years ago in Roanoke.
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Roman is part of the Carolina Panthers' radio broadcast team, and he says a lot will be expected to new head coach George Seifert next season.
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The Roanoke Valley sports club meets tonight at 5:45. [graphic=HOLD]