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No deal just yet-- but there are signs that negotiations between baseball players and owners MAY be close to completion.
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And more water restrictions are announced today-- this time, for MOST of the state.
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We'll see clouds and rain showers through the holiday weekend...I'll have your forecast.....
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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There are signs that the baseball players might not walk out after all.
But no one's saying "Play Ball" just yet--
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
There's activity at the baseball talks in New York.
But it remains to be seen whether it'll lead to an agreement that'll arrive in time to stop a players' walk-out this afternoon.
Players and their union leaders are believed to be looking at a counter- proposal from owners that came early this morning.
Meanwhile, baseball fans across the country aren't showing much sympathy for either the owners or the players.
Jim Acosta is in New York, and joins us now with the latest on the negotiations.
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(( AS THE LAST GAME ON YESTERDAYS SCHEDULE CAME TO AN END IN ANAHEIM - IT WAS STARTING TO GET UGLY.

(shot of stuff on field & money on dugout)


FANS WERE THROWING WHATEVER THEY COULD ONTO THE FIELD - AND PLACING DOLLAR BILLS ON THE DUGOUT ROOF.

SOT:(VERY FAST..2 secs) Scott Schoeneweis, Angels Pitcher

Its uncalled for.

SOT: Mike Scioscia, Angels Manager

I know the fans are frustrated, were frustrated, the players are obviously frustrated.

(nats of player rep walking)


IN NEW YORK - WHERE THE PLAYERS AND OWNERS NEGOTIATED UNTIL TWO IN THE MORNING - THERE WERE NO PREDICTIONS.

SOT: Gene Orza, Players Representative

I got out of the optimism/pessimism game four or five months ago.

(game nats)


AS THE PLAYERS DEADLINE FOR A STRIKE DREW CLOSER -- BOTH SIDES WERE SCRAMBLING TO FIND COMMON GROUND ON PROPOSALS TO MAKE RICH TEAMS SHARE REVENUE WITH POOR TEAMS - PROPOSALS AIMED AT SLOWING SKYROCKETING SALARIES.

(nats of Boston)


THIS MORNING THE SPORT SHOWED SIGNS OF WINDING DOWN. IN BOSTON BUSSES -- THAT WERE SUPPOSED TO DRIVE THE RED SOX TO THE AIRPORT FOR THE TEAMS FLIGHT TO CLEVELAND -- WERE ORDERED TO WAIT OUTSIDE FENWAY PARK.

(nats texas kids playing catch)


DISAPPOINTED FANS WERE STARTING TO TURN THEIR ATTENTION ELSEWHERE.

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College football is kicking off this weekend and there goes a lot of the fan support right there. There are going to be a lot of fans in a week that dont care.))

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The continuing drought has led Governor Mark Warner to restrict water use for much of the state.
Today he banned lawn watering for all of the state except for the Washington suburbs and the Southwestern tip of the state. Warner said he's taking the action despite several days of rain, because the rain had litttle effect on the long-term drought.
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Warner's executive order makes lawn watering illegal for residents of the Shenandoah, James, Rappahannock, Chowan, York and Roanoke River basins.
It's also illegal to wash cars or fill home swimming pools in those regions. Commercial car washes are exempt.
So are golf courses that water at night.
The new restrictions supersede local watering restrictions.
Warner says he may impose more strict limits if these don't save enough water.
He also ordered state agencies to curb water use by at least 15 percent. [WX-Tease] ((TOSS TO BRENT)) [8/30/2002]
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The trial of accused killer Elizabeth Farinacci may go to the jury later today in Campbell County Circuit Court.
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The 48 year old Farinacci is accused of killing her husband last February.
Prosecutors say Elizabeth killed Frank Farinacci to cover up their involvement in the apparent murder of a Nelson County man four years ago. Defense witnesses this morning have tried to portray Elizabeth as a caring woman, who was shocked and upset over her husband's death.
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The defense claims any number of people could have killed Frank Farinacci, including members of the Pagans motorcycle gang.

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A Grayson County man will spend up to 6 years in prison and pay fines of more than one- hundred thousand dollars for a scheme that cheated customers on an on-line auction site.
Back in June, 28-year old Michael Paul Jackson pled guilty to cheating more than a hundred e-Bay customers.
A federal judge yeterday gave him the maximum sentence.
The judge agreed with prosecutors that Jackson had obstructed justice, and failed to accept responsibity for his actions.

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Some members of the African American community in Danville marched in the street yesterday.
They were expressing their concern over what they call an example of police brutality.
Justin McCleod has more.
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Shouting "No peace no justice" the African American community took to the streets in Danville Thursday afternoon.
The reason?
The Rennie Hunt Case.
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((RUSSELL WALLER/HUNT'S BROTHER-IN-LAW: WE'VE NOT GOTTEN ALL THE ANSWERS. MOST OF ALL WE DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY IT WAS NECESSARY FOR HIM TO BE KILLED.)) [Runs08]
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He was killed the night of May 11th.
Police shot Hunt after storming his apartment to rescue his girlfriend whom he reportedly was holding hostage.
What officers thought was a knife turned out to be a screwdriver.
Police also had no idea Hunt had a history of schizophrenia.
Regardless, many in the African American community feel officers didn't need to use lethal force.
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((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THE COLOR WAS THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT IT WAS NOT A RACIAL ISSUE.)) [Runs06]
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Many African Americans disagree.
They cite several examples where police reportedly shot or roughed up black suspects here in Danville.
These protestors say it is police brutality and are demanding changes be made in the department.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: IN RESPONSE TO THE RENNIE HUNT CASE, DANVILLE POLICE OFFICERS WILL SOON UNDERGO TRAINING IN RESOLUTION CONFLICT. HOWEVER, THE SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE WANTS TO SEE THE DEPARTMENT GO A STEP FURTHER AND APPOINT A CITIZEN'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE.)) [Runs13]
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That committee would look into future cases involving African Americans and the Danville Police Department.
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((WILLIAM AVON KEEN/SCLC PRESIDENT: WE ALSO WANT A CITIZEN'S REVIEW BOARD THAT WOULD HAVE PROSECUTOR POWERS, POWERS TO BE ABLE TO PROSECUTE AN OFFICER WHO IS CRIMINAL.)) [Runs09]
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Whether that will happen remains unclear.
After all, the police chief continues to stand by his officers and believes there is no racial tension here in the city.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Danville. ))
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Next on the newscast, authorities arrest a man they believe was going to hijack a plane.
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Plus we'll see how people around the world will remember Princess Diana on the anniversary of her death.
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Authorities in Sweden are holding a Tunisian man on charges of planning to hijack a plane.
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The plane-- which was carrying 189 passengers-- was about to leave Sweden for London, when it was grounded yesterday afternoon.
That, after a handgun was found in the man's carry- on luggage.
Passengers say they're thankful the weapon was found.
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((PASSENGER: IT'S KIND OF SCARY. BUT I THINK IT'S GOOD THAT THEY FOUND THE GUN. AND THEN OF COURSE YOU THINK WHAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED."))
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The suspect was traveling with a group to an Islamic conference.
Authorities say they're trying to determine whether he has any terrorist links.
The other members of the group were questioned for several hours, then released.
They're not suspected of any crime.
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A day after Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel was sentenced for killing his teenage neighbor in 1975, the victim's family says there's still no reason to celebrate.
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Skakel received a sentence of 20 years to life behind bars for killing Martha Moxley.
Both were 15 at the time.
Moxley's mother says she's glad the sentence was CLOSE to the maximum penalty.
Meanwhile, Moxley's BROTHER says Skakel shouldn't count on getting out early on parole.
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Skakel's attorney still insists his client is innocent of murder, and says he plans to appeal.
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It'll be five years tomorrow since Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris.
Richard Roth takes a look at the legacy of who was once the most famous woman in the world.
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Coming up next,
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we will see the big winners from last night's video music awards.
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A Franklin County man's murder and D-U-I trial is being moved because of pre-trial publicity.
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William Fitzgerald is charged with second degree murder while driving under the influence.
Last November, his car struck Ellen Schenker's vehicle head-on ... killing her and injuring her son.
Judge William Alexander seated a jury for the case ... then dismissed it.
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((JUDGE WILLIAM ALEXANDER: I THINK THAT THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THAT IF I WERE TO TRY THIS CASE TODAY THAT THIS CASE WOULD BE REVERSED BY AN APPELLATE COURT BASED ON THE EXTENSIVE PRE-TRIAL PUBLICITY.))
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In early reports, authorities attributed the accident to alcohol.
Fitzgerald's blood alcohol content was only POINT- ZERO - ONE, well UNDER the legal limit ... but prosecutors say he had too much of the anti-anxiety drug Librium in his system to drive.
His lawyers contend his medication was improperly dispensed to him.
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The case has been TEMPORARILY set for October 17th in Danville... but defense attorneys say they'll make a motion to have it tried even farther away.


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Emotions were running high at last night's M-TV Video Music Awards in New York--
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Bruce Springsteen lit up the stage with his new song "The Rising," which touches on the emotions of September 11th.

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The night also featured a tribute to T-L-C, who lost member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.
The biggest surprise of the show came when Britney Spears presented Michael Jackson with the award for "Artist of the Millennium."
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But Eminem was the big winner of the night-- taking home four awards, including video of the year.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 53 points.
The NASDAQ has lost 10 points.

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Coming up - we'll have a full preview of what to expect in tonight's edition of Friday Football Extra...
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And...we'll tell you how the Superbowl champions faired against the Skins last night.
That's coming up after the break.
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A four- game pre-season winning streak for the Redskins came to a screeching halt, as the New England Patriots put a serious hurtin' on Washington.
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The Skins' defense could not stop the Patriots. Damon (Hew-erd) Huard finds Daniel Graham on the 13- yard TD pass in the second quarter. And it's 14-zip , New England.
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The Skins finally got on the board in the third quarter. Shane Matthews hits Darnerien McCants on a 37 yard touchdown pass.
It's 21-7 Patriots...New England goes on to win it, 28 to 14.
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Referees are also getting ready for their season of hard work. Mike Stevens has more.
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Tonight, tons of players, fans, and coaches hit the football field, as schools kick off the season.
Take a look at the Friday Football Extra menu.
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