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Headlines

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It all comes down to the jury in the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
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And France conducts its second nuclear test in the South Pacific. wx-head
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Simpson


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Deliberations begin this morning in the O-J Simpson murder trial.
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Simpson stands accused of the June 19-94 murders of his ex-wife Nicole and Ron Goldman.
As a precaution, Los Angeles police are on stand by tactical alert beginning today.
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When the jurors begin deliberating they'll have some 50-thousand pages of transcripts to consider, along with more than 850 pieces of evidence.
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Nuclear-test


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France has conducted its SECOND underground nuclear test.
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This LATEST blast was more than FIVE times as powerful as the first.
The international community has lodged protests against the tests.
The French government plans to continue with its series of six to eight tests-- breaking France's three-year-old moratorium on nuclear testing.
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meeting


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Defense ministers from 16 nations gather in Virginia this week.
They're meeting in Williamsburg for an informal NATO conference.
The meeting Thursday and Friday is the first NATO conference in the United States since 19-49.

Fire


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A fire at one of Virginia Tech's research centers destroys years of research.
The blaze broke out at the Aquaculture Center at about four yesterday morning, causing about 20-thousand dollars in damage.
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The fire actually started in a small outbuilding.
The blaze then spread to the main structure which housed thousands of fish used in experiments.
The graduate student in charge of the fish project was trying to find better ways to raise fish for commercial purposes.
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Shoe-Store


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Several hours later, a fire at the Rack Room Shoe store in Roanoke did extensive damage to the store's inventory.
The fire broke out at the store located at Towne Square Shopping Center.
Two other stores which were affected were S- &- K Menswear and Hobby U-S-A.
The fire's cause is still under investigation.
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1-Sports


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Time now for sports.
With Troy Aikman watching most of the game from the sidelines, the Dallas Cowboys were upset by the Washington Redskins.
Roy Stanley has the game highlights.
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One-Larry


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Boucher


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Democratic lawmakers today unveil their plan for overhauling Medicare.
They're calling it a sensible way to keep the program solvent through the year 2005.
Republicans have a more ambitious plan, and show LITTLE willingness to compromise.
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Congressman Rick Boucher is one of the democrats BLASTING the republican attempt at Medicare overhaul.
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((RICK BOUCHER/D- VA: THE LEGISLATION WOULD FORCE MANY SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA HOSPITALS TO CEASE TO FUNCTION AS HOSPITALS AND BECOME OUTPATIENT MEDICAL CLINICS OR NURSING HOMES INSTEAD. SERVICES PROVIDED BY OTHER HOSPITALS WOULD BE SEVERELY RESTRICTED. ))
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The federal Medicare program provides health care to more than 84-thousand Southwest Virginia residents.

Landlords


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Some landlords in Roanoke want to throw out one of the city's proposals.
They're against a plan requiring inspections before apartments in certain neighborhoods can be rented to new tenants.
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((DAN POLLOCK/HOUSING DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR: YOU CAN DRIVE AROUND TOWN AND SEE CLEARLY THAT THERE ARE UNITS THAT ARE RENTED THAT EVEN FROM THE OUTSIDE LOOK BAD. YOU KNOW THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE OUTSIDE. IF THEY LOOK THAT BAD FROM THE OUTSIDE, I HAVE A VERY STRONG HUNCH THAT THERE ARE SOME BAD THINGS ON THE INSIDE THAT ARE IN FACT DANGEROUS.))
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Roanoke Housing Development Coordinator Dan Pollock (PAH-luck) says the inspection program is still under review, and officials haven't determined all the details.
But landlords fear mandatory inspections will bring delays and unnecessary expense.
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((FRANK ROUPAS/ROANOKE LANDLORD: WE WILL BE FORCED TO CHARGE MORE RENT AND THESE PEOPLE ARE ON A LIMITED INCOME. WE CAN ONLY CHARGE SO MUCH. AND IF THE CITY MAKES IT REAL HARD FOR US, I KNOW PERSONALLY MANY PROPERTY OWNERS WILL JUST FIND IT EASIER TO BOARD UP THEIR PROPERTIES, SO NO ONE CAN GET IN. AND THERE'S NO LAW THAT YOU CAN'T KEEP YOUR PROPERTY AS LONG AS IT'S PROPERLY BOARDED UP AND I'M AFRAID THAT'S WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN.))
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City officials will hold another community workshop before the proposal goes to city council.
The Association of Roanoke Property Investors will hold a meeting tonight in city council chambers.

Poultry


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Some changes MAY take flight for Virginia's poultry business.
Representatives from California are trying to raise the temperature at which frozen chicken can be shipped across country.
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Congressman Bob Goodlatte says IF the shipping temperature is raised, it would prevent Virginia poultry growers from transporting their product across the country.
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((BOB GOODLATTE/U.S. CONGRESSMAN: OBVIOUSLY THIS IS A RUSE. IT'S AN EFFORT TO KEEP VIRGINIA POULTRY OUT OF CALIFORNIA BY SETTING THIS REGULATION AND CLAIMING IT'S A CONSUMER PROTECTION ISSUE.))
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Goodlatte says the Department of Agriculture is supposed to put the regulation into effect NEXT year.
But efforts are underway to forge a compromise so Virginia farmers will STILL be able to ship their product out of state.
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Time now to look at another Virginia business -- it's called the Mountain Car Company.

Made-In-VA


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As Len Besthoff reports, the company is based on a local man's love affair with trains.
Here's "Made in Virginia."
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(( (( You'd never know it, but Salem Virginia is home to the country's largest maker of railroad cars.
But the hoppers, tankers, and passenger cars made by the Mountain Car Company are one eighth the size of a normal freight car; and instead of cargo, they carry people. ((JIM HUMPRHEY/MOUNTAIN CAR COMPANY PRESIDENT: THESE YOU WILL FIND MAINLY IN PEOPLE'S BACKYARDS OR PEOPLE IN A CLUB WHO GOT TOGETHER ON THE PROPERTY AND HAD A COMMON MEET, OR COMMON CLUB.))
Jim Humphrey founded the Mountain Car Company more than a decade ago.
His interest in model trains dates back to his childhood. ((HUMPHREY: FROM THERE I STAYED INTERESTED AND ACTIVE IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE HOBBY UP UNTIL THE TIME, I WENT TO COLLEGE WHEN I WAS INTERESTED IN THE LIVE STEAM PART OF THE HOBBY. AND I SAW THAT IT WAS A CHANCE TO GO INTO BUSINESS AND MAKE SOME OF THE EQUIPMENT MYSELF.))
The company does not make steam engines, but a number of them are in the shop, since workers like repairing them in their spare time. ((RANDY PRATT/MOUNTAIN CAR COMPANY EMPLOYEE: WE'RE NOT ONLY CAPTURING A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY, BUT AT THE SAME TIME HAVING SOME FUN DOING IT.))
With nearly all the parts made in house, the cars cost anywhere from 500 to five thousand dollars.
Pretty soon collectors will have another type of car to choose from...the Mountain Car Company is developing a boxcar they hope to begin selling soon.
Len Besthoff, for Made in Virginia.)) ))
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Model train orders make up about 40 percent of the company's business.
It also makes a variety of products for the trucking industry.

2-scores


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In sports -- the top clubs in the A-P college football poll stayed the same with Florida State, Nebraska, Florida and Colorado leading the way.
Virginia ranks ninth.
Now let's go to the scoreboards and see how the pro-football teams are doing.
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SUPER=100-Miami/=26/Cincinnati/=23//Atlanta/=30/New England/=17;
SUPER=100-Indianapolis/=21/St. Louis/=18//Kansas City/=24/Arizona/==3;
SUPER=100-Jacksonville/=17/Houston/=16//Seattle/=27/Denver/=10;
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2Headlines


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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It all comes down to the jury in the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
The panel today begins sifting through eight months of testimony.
If convicted, the football great could face life in prison for the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.
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Airports across the U-S are on heightened security this morning after yesterday's conviction of ten Muslim militants for planning the destruction of New York-area landmarks.
Defense lawyers are promising appeals.
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And a California man who planned a dramatic stunt over Niagara Falls dies when part of his equipment malfuntions.
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And that's what's making news on this Monday, October 2nd.
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Don't go away. The News will continue.

oj


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In just a few hours ten women and two men will begin deliberating the fate of O.J. Simpson.
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Simpson stands accused of the June 19-94 murders of his ex-wife Nicole and Ron Goldman.
As a precaution, Los Angeles police are on standby tactical alert beginning today.
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The jurors have listened to eight months of testimony in the double murder trial.
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They have some 50-thousand pages of transcripts to consider, along with more than 850 pieces of evidence.

Terror-trial


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Meantime, guilty verdicts in the biggest terrorism trial in U-S history.
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A federal jury in New York yesterday found (Shayk OH'-mahr AHB'-dell ROCK- mahn) Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman.... and nine others guilty of plotting a war of urban terrorism in New York City, planning terrorist bombings and political assassinations.
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Just hours after the verdict, security was heightened at airports across the country in case of possible retaliatory strikes.
It's the highest state of security since the Persian Gulf War.
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Dialysis


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A team of experts from the University of Virginia has been asked to investigate a prison dialysis unit at the Greensville Correctional center.
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Since December, eight patients there have died.
Some experts say the number of deaths at the facility is above normal, but could simply be coincidence.
However, the figure is large enough to ask for an investigation.
The state Corrections Department has asked the company that provides health care at the prison to pay for the audit.
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Two NEW prisons are coming to southwest Virginia and will have their groundbreakings this month.

Prisons


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The maximum-security Red Onion Prison will have its groundbreaking tomorrow at the site on the Wise-Dickenson county line.
On the other end of Wise County, the Wallens Ridge Prison will have its ceremonies the week of October 16th.
The 72-MILLION dollar Red Onion facility alone is expected to provide several hundred jobs.
Local officials say the groundbreaking will show that more state facilities -- NOT necessarily prisons -- should be located in southwest Virginia where jobs are needed.
The region has a high rate of unemployment.

Plane-Crash


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An owner of a skydiving plane that crashed last month killing 12 people says the plane had NOT been illegally modified and was NOT overloaded on its final flight from West Point.
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``A Washington Post'' story cites unnamed federal officials as saying that the twin-engine Queen Air 6-5 had a door IMPROPERLY removed, and was 150 pounds OVERweight when it took off.
The September crash killed the pilot, ten skydivers and a man on the ground.
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Stephan Rose of Newport News and his wife owned the plane.
Rose says the plane was NOT carrying more than its maximum weight.
And he says, the plane's door had been removed for skydiving, but that the Federal Aviation Administration did NOT ban taking the door off on this model of plane until AFTER the crash.

niagara-death


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A California stunt man who plunged to his death over Niagara Falls was apparently trying to draw attention to the homeless.
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Robert Overacker's parachute failed yesterday as he rode a Jet Ski over the falls.
The 39- year- old then fell over the falls, plummeting 180 feet.
He was taken to an area hospital, but pronounced dead on arrival.
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3-Sports


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Time now for a look at sports.
Mark Martin wins the Holly Farms 400, and Roy Stanley has the highlights.
Good morning Roy.
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Birthdays
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Three-Larry


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Fish-Fire


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A Virginia Tech graduate student has years of research destroyed by fire.
The blaze broke out early yesterday at the Aquaculture Center, causing about 20-thousand dollars in damage.
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The fire actually started in a small outbuilding.
The blaze then spread to the main structure which housed thousands of fish used in experiments.
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((BOBBY CARNER/BLACKSBURG FIRE DEPARTMENT: A SMALL OUTSIDE BUILDING WHICH HOUSES A GENERATOR WHICH CONTROLS THE CLIMATE OF THE H2O IN THESE FISH TANKS, IT WAS ALMOST CONSUMED BY FIRE WHEN WE GOT HERE. IT EXTENDED INTO THE MAIN STRUCTURE.))
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The graduate student in charge of the fish project was trying to find better ways to raise fish for commercial purposes.
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And several hours later, a fire burns a shoe store in Roanoke.

Rack-Room-Fire


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The blaze at the Rack Room Shoe store did extensive damage to the store's inventory.
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The fire broke out last night at the store located at Towne Square Shopping Center.
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((GARY BASHAM/DISTRICT FIRE CHIEF: THE SPRINKLER WAS ACTIVATED WHICH HELD THE FIRE IN CHECK. WE HAVE HEAVY SMOKE AND WATER DAMAGE TO THE ROOM ITSELF, AND PROBABLY TO TWO OF THE BUILDINGS NEXT TO THE RACK ROOM.))
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The two other stores which were affected were S- &- K Menswear and Hobby U-S-A.
The fire's cause is still under investigation.
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UVA-Case


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A Virginia case opens the U-S Supreme Court today.
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The case, brought by three Charlottesville students, says the state Republican convention that met to nominate Oliver North for Senate last year violated the federal Voting Rights Act.
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The state party charged a 35-dollar registration fee ... and local parties added surcharges.
The students say the fees amounted to illegal poll taxes.

Mentally-Ill


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Today lawmakers take a look at a plan for managed health care in Virginia.
The Department of Medical Assistance is presenting the proposal.
Mental Health advocates hope the plan includes proposals to help meet the needs of the mentally ill.
Denise Allen has the story.
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(( Daniel Willis died three years ago.
His mother says he took his own life because living with schizophrenia was too much for him.
But Mildred Willis says Daniel's story might have been different if there had been some sort of half way house to help him make the transition from the hospital to the real world. ((MILDRED WILLIS/ALLIANCE FOR MENTALLY ILL: HE DIDN'T WANT TO GO BACK TO AN ADULT HOME AND HE DIDN'T WANT TO LIVE WITH ME. HE WAS 32 YEARS OLD AND HE WANTED TO BE ON HIS OWN.))
In 1976, the Bagley Commission de-institutionalized mental patients.
Mildred Will says this would have been a great idea had some funding been set aside to help communities meet the housing needs of people with mental illness.
She says at least one third of the homeless population suffers from some type of mental illness.
Newell Falkinburg is running for the state house of delegates.
He calls funding for housing for the mentally ill an investment. ((NEWELL FALKINBURG/(R) CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES: IT HAS TO BE ADEQUATELY FUNDED ON THE FRONTEND IN ORDER TO MAKE IT WORK ON THE BACKEND. TO KEEP THE PATIENTS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL WHICH IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE PLACE TO RECEIVE YOUR CARE.))
Chip Woodrum says the state HAS the money to help meet these needs. ((CHIP WOODRUM/(D)HOUSE OF DELEGATES: ONE I HAVE IN MIND IS TO REQUIRE THE RETURN OF THE FUNDS OF THE SALE OF PORTIONS OF SURPLUS PROPERTY OF THE STATE INTO THE HOUSING FOR THE MENTALLY ILL.)) ((JEFF ARTIS/(R) HOUSE OF DELEGATE CANDIDATE: THIS IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS THE LOTTERY PROCEEDS COULD BE USED FOR. THERE'S MONEY OUT THERE BUT FIRST WE NEED TO LOBBY OUR U-S CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS.)) ((VIC THOMAS/HOUSE OF DELEGATES: JUST A LITTLE QUICK HELP MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD. BEFORE THAT THEY HAD TO GO INTO THE SYSTEM WHERE THE COST TO THE TAXPAYER IS CONSIDERABLY MORE.))
Mildred Willis says local health care agencies are poorly funded.
She's watching these political hopefuls.
Her wish is for a system which would help people like her son live a life of their own.
Denise Allen news 7.))

Allen-Welfare


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Also today, Governor Allen will be in Lynchburg to kickoff Virginia's new welfare reform program.
Lynchburg and Amherst, along with Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell counties join other Virginia localities experimenting with welfare reform.
The initiative requires able-bodied welfare recipients to work in exchange for their benefits.

4-scores


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In the American League, Cleveland closed its best season in 41 years by pounding Kansas City.
The Tribe finishes with a 100-and-44 mark, the best record in the majors.
The Indians host Boston in the playoffs beginning tomorrow night.
Now let's go to the scoreboards.
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