[Xerox-Shooting]

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A former Xerox repairman was convicted of gunning down seven co- workers in Hawaii last November.
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The jury deliberated for less than two hours yesterday before finding Bryan Uyesugi guilty of first- degree murder.
40- year- old Uyesugi showed no emotion when the verdict was read.
The conviction covers the seven murders, as well as the ATTEMPTED murder of an eighth co- worker.
The defense had argued Uyesugi suffered from psychosis when he committed the murders.
But prosecutors say he acted out of anger and retaliation.
He'll be sentenced August eighth.
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[Pope-Extradition]


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It's a homecoming of sorts for the man who tried to assassinate Pope John Paul, the second nearly 20 years ago.


He's back in Turkey, inside the prison he escaped from before the 19-81 shooting.
Allen Pizzey has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Joaquim Navarro-Valls/Vatican Spokesman;]
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[SUPER=01-Allen Pizzey/Reporting;]
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(Various file Agca)

vo: He may have been forgiven by the Pope and pardoned by the Italian government...but Mehmet Ali Agca now has to serve time in a Turkish jail The man who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in St Peter's Square in 1981 was deported to Turkey after serving nearly 19 years of a life sentence in Italy. The 43-year old Agca was on the run after serving only 158 days of a ten year sentence for murder in Turkey when he tried to kill the Pope. He will have to finish that jail term.

(Agca in jail/with Pope)

vo: In a recent interview Agca said if he was ever freed he would lead a holy life. But his pardon by Italy probably had more to do with the wishes of Pope John Paul II than any of the many and diverse pronouncements Agca has made about his life and motives. He has variously claimed to have been part of a conspiracy...Jesus Christ...and a victim who had history imposed on him. Only the Pope may know for sure. John Paul II forgave Agca two days after the shooting...and again in a jail cell meeting with him nearly two years later. The Vatican expressed pleasure that the official pardon came in the Jubilee year...whose theme is pardon and forgiveness.

SOT Joaquim Navarro-Valls, Vatican spokesman


"This decision had been accepted, has been received with joy by the Holy Father." (6)

(Super: Istanbul, Turkey)
(Agca convoy arrives in Turkey)

vo: Agca's lawyer quoted her client as saying the pardon was "a dream come true." AP, CBS, Rome. ))


[Korean-Summit]


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A historic agreement between the leaders of North and South Korea today--
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They signed the document in the midst of a three- day summit.
Both countries agreed to work toward reuniting thousands of families who were separated by the Korean War.
It also includes a call for the eventual re- unification of the Korean peninsula.
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[Brush-Fires]


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The hot, dry weather out west has ignited more brush fires...
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This is how it looks from the sky...
So far, the blaze has consumed over two- thousand acres in California's Napa Valley.
It's also threatening several structures.
The high temperatures are making the job even tougher for firefighters battling the blaze.
[SUPER=03-Park Co., CO;]


Meanwhile, the situation is urgent in Colorado.
Officials say brush fires there have exhausted the U-S Forest Service's supply of fire retardant.
The fires have burned nearly 10- thousand acres and dozens of homes.
The National Guard may be called in to help.
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[MTree-Damage]


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[wipe wipe wipe]
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A brief storm left some Smith Mountain Lake residents with problems of their own yesterday.
Strong winds damaged some Lakewood Forest homes - and sent a tree crashing into one family's sunroom.
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((WAYNE BAILEY:IT'S STILL MATERIAL THINGS. AND NO ONE WAS HURT AND THAT ALL I CAN KEEP SAYING IS NO ONE WAS HURT))
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[VO-NAT]


Now the clean-up is underway - to remove all the debris and the toppled trees.
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[11Schools-Heat]


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The heat is giving some area kids time off from school.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARDS]
Bedford City and County schools will close two hours early for the rest of the week.
In Lynchburg, Sheffield and Dearington elementaries will shut down at 1 P-M today and tomorrow.
And all Pittsylvania County schools will close at 1:00 today and tomorrow.
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[New-Building]


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Wreckers hit the old Best building in Roanoke this morning as part of an 8-million dollar construction project.
The Best building is being torn down to make room for state-of-the-art News 7 studios.
[Double Boxes=ANCHOR/Microwave]


Tina Tenret is at the site on Hershberger Road with the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Bob Lee/WDBJ General Manager]
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[Live= Full/Microwave]
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[Double Boxes=ANCHOR/Microwave]



[11Lane-Furniture]


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Lane Furniture has started the process that will cut its work force by a third.
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The company began cutting 310 jobs this week.
But the president of the Lane Furniture, Jerry Ruff says many have found jobs elsewhere and so they left early to start their new jobs.
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[SOT 50:45]
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((JERRY RUFF/LANE CO. PRESIDENT: FORTUNATELY, THIS IS A GOOD ENVIRONMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT. IN FACT 150 HAVE LEFT BECAUSE OF OTHER JOBS.))
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[VO-NAT]


At the completion of the job cuts, the furniture company will have 600 employees at the Altavista plant.


The company president says he does not plan to announce any more layoffs.
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[6Tredegar-Center]


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Tredegar Iron works in Richmond is taking on a new identity this weekend.
But as Ellen Qualls reports - it's rooted in the old.
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[Continental-Jet]


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Often, you hear about mid- air collisions, or plane accidents on the runway.
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[VO-NAT]
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But this Continental Airlines jet crashed through the wall of a TERMINAL at the Newark International Airport....
It happened around 6 this morning.
The MD-80 moved forward during an engine check, and ended up slamming into the terminal.
Officials say eight workers were taken to the hospital, but were later released..
No PASSENGERS were on board the plane when the accident occurred.
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[Detroit-Blackout]


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Most of the lights are back on in Detroit after the city's most widespread blackout ever...
Power crews are still on the job this afternoon.
Drew Levinson has a wrap- up of what happened.
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((Detroit was at a standstill as the nations 10th largest city endured its biggest power outage in History. The elevated people movers weren't moving, signal lights were out and traffic was stalled.

(SOT LUCRECTIA PINER/MOTORIST)


LIGHTS ARE OUT PEOPLE AREN'T STOPPING)
Police stations and jails were without power, inmates were put on lockdown. City Hall was dark too. Thousands of people were forced to evacuate.

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DO NOT ENTER THE BUILDING.
Some people were trapped in elevators in the city's high rises. Others had to walk down several flights of stairs to get out.
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THE LIGHTS STARTED TO FLICKER AND THEN I WENT OUT INTO THE HALLWAY, INTO THE STAIRWAY, IT WAS DARK AND I WENT BACK INTO THE MAIN AREA AND IT JUST LOST POWER.
Some of the city's hospitals were without electricity for up to eight hours, but backup generators kicked in.
The city lost power just before one o'clock Tuesday when two of its three lines that connect the Public lighting department to Detroit Edison failed. A Third line couldn't handle the load.
A night game at Tiger Stadium went on as planned. Non-public and residential customers did not lose power.
By Wednesday morning most of the power had been restored.
The one notable exception, the public schools--170-thousand students are getting the day off.
Drew Levinson, CBS News, Detroit.
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[Rocker-Richmond]


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He's one baseball player who's made quite a name for himself... off the diamond.
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Yesterday outspoken Atlanta Brave John Rocker made his debut on the Richmond minor league turf.
And the fans turned out - both the curious - and the downright excited.
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Rocker is relief pitching this week.
He's not granting media requests for interviews.
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