[Love-Bug]

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Authorities in the Philippines have arrested a man they believe is connected to the "Love Bug" computer virus.
The arrest came after police raided a Manila apartment this morning and found computer equipment and magazines.


Barry Petersen has an update.
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[Sierra-Leone]


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At least four people died when rebel soldiers fired into a crowd of thousands in the West African nation of Sierra Leone.
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The large group was marching near the home of the rebel leader, demanding an end to the fighting.
While dozens of United Nations peacekeepers were guarding the house, rebel troops began shooting.
They are still believed to be holding hundreds of U-N peacekeeping troops in the central part of the African country.
Both the U-S and Britain are urging their nationals to leave the country.
Residents of the capital city fear another round of the civil war that ravaged the country in the 19-90s.
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[O'Connor]


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Final preparations are under way in New York for Cardinal John O'Connor's funeral this afternoon.
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Public viewing ended as Saint Patrick's Cathedral was closed off this morning to allow Secret Service to perform a security sweep.
President Clinton tops a long list of world and religious leaders who will attend today's funeral mass.
Earlier, the President took a few moments to remember the Catholic leader.
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((I THINK....WHAT HE BELIEVED IN.))
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O'Connor died last Wednesday from brain cancer at the age of 80.
Three thousand invited guests are expected at today's funeral mass, which is scheduled for two o'clock.
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[Drowning]


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Authorities are still waiting for autopsy results on the eight year old boy who apparently drowned in a swimming pool in Roanoke County over the weekend.
The little boy was attending a religious retreat with his step father and brothers. They noticed that he was missing Saturday afternoon.
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Authorities say he was later found in the swimming pool at the Church of God State Offices.
The boy died later at a local hospital. Just what happened is still a mystery -- since church officials say the pool is surrounded by a fence, and the gate is always locked.
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((EVERYONE WAS AFFECTED THERE IS NO WAY THE COULDN'T BE. BUT THANKFULLY THE PASTORAL STAFF AND GODLY MEN. IT WAS A GREAT TEAM OF HELP AND OF MINISTRY AND PRAYER THROUGHOUT THE LAST FEW HOURS OF THIS PROCESS))
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Parris says the boy was exceptional in a number of ways because he had a passion for the lord.
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((I SPENT A LOT OF TIME WITH HIS DAD. IN MOST OF THE NIGHT AT THE HOSPITAL. HIS LITTLE BOY WAS IN THE CHURCH CHOIR AT VIRGINIA BEACH HIS DAD SAID HE LOVED TO SING))
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The boy was attending the retreat with various congregations from across Virginia.
Authorities do not suspect foul play.
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[LOA]


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Volunteers in Roanoke are spending the day making life easier for two disabled women
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Seven people with the League of Older Americans are working to make their home more accessible to wheelchairs.
The house on Thomas Avenue is getting a ramp and handrails.
The project is part of the agency's goal of helping older people remain on their own as long as possible.
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[Crime-Rate]


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The crime rate can't keep dropping forever.
That warning comes from experts looking at the new figures that show showing serious crime dropped seven percent last year in the U-S.
But they also point out that the decline is slowing down in the big cities.
Top G-O-P lawmakers are taking the credit, saying Republican-sponsored legislation led to the drop.
But President Clinton says the crime report shows his administration's anti-crime strategy is working.

[Brush-Fires]


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It was a brush fire that the National Park Service INTENTIONALLY set...
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But now the blaze near the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico is out of control.
At least five thousand acres have burned.
It was set with the intent of improving the watershed at a national monument.
Five hundred homes and other parts of the town have been evacuated.
There are no reports of injuries.
Firefighters have an uphill battle, as higher winds and higher temperatures are expected today.
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[Putin-Memorial]


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After he was sworn in as Russia's president yesterday.
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Vladimir Putin carried out his first official duty today.
He opened a war memorial after laying a wreath in honor of those soldiers killed in World War Two.
Putin inspired more Russian patriotism by vowing that he would not cut back on government funding for monuments to the war.
The occasion marked the 55th anniversary of Russia's victory over Nazi Germany.
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[Jefferson-Hemings]


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It will be another year before Thomas Jefferson's descendants decide on whether to let a slave's descendants into their group.
The delay at the annual meeting of the Monticello Association in Charlottesville frustrated Sally Hemings' descendants.
A special membership committee said it needed more time to examine the paternity question.
The committee is promising to issue a report by next year's meeting.

[Robertson]


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Pat Robertson discussed his views on the death penalty yesterday.
The leader of the Christian Coalition favors a moratorium on the death penalty.
Robertson says the system is unfair, especially to minorities.
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((WITH THE SCIENCE WE HAVE TODAY, I BELIEVE THERE ARE MEN ON DEATH ROW WHO COULD BE FREED. WE DON'T NEED THIS RUSH TO DEATH. THEY COULD WAIT A YEAR.))
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Oklahoma's Governor challenged Robertson's views-- saying despite popular opinion, capital punishment does not occur that often in the U-S.




[Flynt]


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Larry Flynt's pornography business has made millions.
Now his daughter Tonya Flynt-Vega is speaking out against it.
Yesterday, she shared her story with a Roanoke County congregation.
Joy Sutton has more.
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((TONYA FLYNT-VEGA:IT'S NOT A CAMPAIGN AGAINST HIM, BUT SOMEBODY HAS TO BE OUT HERE SAYING THAT PORNOGRAPHY IS NOT VICTIMLESS.. BECAUSE PEOPLES LIVES ARE DESTROYED))
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Tonya Flynt-Vega is not just speaking out against pornography -- she's also airing the families dirty laundry -- about how her father Larry Flynt allegedly molested her -- and exposed her to violent hard core pornography as a little girl.
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((THIS TYPE OF MATERIAL PERPETUATES AND PROMOTES CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE. I BELIEVE IT VALIDATES THE BEHAVIOR OF RAPISTS. I DIDN'T THINK THAT'S THE KIND OF THING I WANT TO SUPPORT OR PROTECT.))
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Flynt-Vega told the congregation of First Century Community church -- that it was her faith in God that helped her overcome the emotional and physical abuse from her father.
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((MOVIE CLIP: OF PEOPLE VS LARRY FLYNT))
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Flynt-Vega says she started her crusade after she saw the movie -- the People versus Larry Flynt -- which she felt glamorized the porn industry and made her father out to be a hero.
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((FOR THEM TO TRY AND GLORIFY HIS LIFE AND SAY THIS STUFF IS HARMLESS. THAT HE'S PROTECTING THE CONSTITUTION I HAVE A BIG PROBLEM WITH THAT))
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Flynt-Vega has teamed up with gospel artist Joani Tabor to promote family decency in America.
And it's a message many say needs to be heard.
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((DR. JAY OWEN/CHURCH PASTOR: IT IMPACTS EVERYBODY.. WE BEGAN THIS IS A VERY SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM THAT EXISTS))
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Flynt-Vega says she loves her father -- but she will always be against his pornography -- something she says has destroyed her family -- and left her scared emotionally for life.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke County.))
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Flynt-Vega also has a book out about her story called "Hustled My Journey From Fear to Faith".























[Mock-Drill]


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If there's an emergency, E-M-S and fire personnel want to be prepared.
Crews spent the weekend getting ready for the worst.
Surae Chinn has the story.
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[Blue-Knights]


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Some local law enforcement officers in the Danville area hit the road for a good cause.
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The Blue Knights is a group comprised of police officers.
Yesterday they were playing poker to raise money for the Danville/ Martinsville Cancer Association.
Each rider made a stop in Danville, Eden, Martinsville, and then back to Danville.
Along the way they each picked up a card.
The person with the best hand won.
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The Blue Knights has more than 100-thousand members worldwide.
More than one hundred bikers took part in the poker-run.
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