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HEADLINES

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Ahead on News 7 Mornin. O-J Simpson is waiting for the verdict.
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And the U-S on a high security alert. wx-head
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The eyes of the world will be on a Los Angeles courtroom later today as the verdict in the O.J. Simpson double-murder case is unsealed.
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The jury informed Judge Lance Ito it reached a verdict yesterday, less than four hours after beginning deliberations.
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Before reaching a verdict the jury asked to re-hear only one portion of testimony from the limousine driver who took Simpson to the airport the night of the murders.
Judge Ito told the panel he'll accept the verdict at 1:00 P-M eastern time today.
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Merger


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A U-S Air buy-out may be on the horizon.
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United Airlines is looking into acquiring U-S Air-- but has NOT made a definite proposal.
American Airlines is ALSO reportedly interested in buying the airline.
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Some officials in the travel industry say the news is surprising.
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((MEL LUDOVICI/MARTIN TRAVEL: SOMETHING FINANCIAL WAS EXPECTED WITH REGARD TO U-S AIR. THE FACT THAT A UNITED OR AN AMERICAN HAS CHOSEN TO LOOK INTO PURCHASING THEM, THAT'S OF COURSE A SURPRISE. ))
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Officials say U-S Air is attractive to both carriers because it would provide a competitive edge on the east coast.
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((MARK COURTNEY/AIRPORT SPOKESMAN: IT WOULD CATAPULT THOSE TWO-- WHICHEVER ONE WOULD ACQUIRE U-S AIR--WOULD CATAPULT THEM INTO THE NUMBER ONE SLOT BY FAR IN TERMS OF OVERALL MARKET SHARE AND NUMBER OF PASSENGERS CARRIED. ))
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Courtney says he does not think passengers would notice much difference in service or ticket prices.
But travel industry officials predict a buy- out would make Roanoke prices cheaper.
Local U-S Air officials would NOT comment-- saying that the proposed buy- out is still in the negotiating stage.
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Meantime, Roanoke Regional Airport is tightening security following the weekend conviction of
(Shake OH'-mahr AHB'-dell RAHK'-mahn).

Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman.

Airport-Security


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Ron Jones reports on the current alert for potential acts of terrorism.
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((This weekend a jury found the Sheik and nine other muslim militants GUILTY of plotting to bomb U-S landmarks to change American policies concerning the Middle East.
In Roanoke the Regional Airport has responded to the verdict.
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((MARK COURTNEY/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: THERE IS GOING TO BE AS FAR AS ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT IS CONCERNED A NUMBER OF NEW SECURITY PROCEDURES THAT WILL BE NOTICEABLE TO PASSENGERS. BUT NOT ANYTHING THAT REALLY SHOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WILL BE A MAJOR INCONVENIENCE TO PASSENGER TRAFFIC.))
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Officials will check I-D's and ask passengers questions concerning their luggage.
Security is also on alert for any suspicious, unattended bags, parcels, or vehicles.
However, some travellers don't mind.
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((SHAWN BROWN/PHILADELPHIA, PA: IT'S NECESSARY. I'D RATHER GO THROUGH THAT THAN GO THROUGH ANY TYPE OF PROBLEMS DURING THE FLIGHT OR PRIOR OR AFTER JUST BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF CRAZY PEOPLE OUT THERE.))
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Some say it's business as usual.
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((MARKLIFF FOUNTAINE/ELLIOTT CITY, MD: I REALLY HAVEN'T NOTICED TOO MUCH CHANGE IN SECURITY. ORIGINALLY I'M FROM NEW JERSEY. OF COURSE THEIR SECURITY IS A BIT MORE OBVIOUS THAN IT IS IN ROANOKE OR BWI FOR THAT MATTER. BUT I REALLY HAVEN'T NOTICED TOO MANY CHANGES. NOTHING EXTREMELY OBVIOUS OR EXTREMELY INTENSIFYING.))
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Since the conviction of the muslim militants the Secretary of Transportation has advised airport officials across the country to continue their heightened security indefinitely.
Ron Jones, News seven, Roanoke.))

Plane-Crash


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An erased letter ``A'' is getting the attention of investigators of the plane crash near West Point that killed ten sky divers, the pilot and a man on the ground.
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The mysterious erasure was found on a 19-67 supplement to the plane's flight manual.
The supplement lists planes approved by the F-A-A for flying with the cabin door removed.
Beechcraft's Queen Air Model A-65 is approved.
The plane that crashed was a Beechcraft Queen Air Model 65 ... which is NOT approved for flying without the door.
That plane's cabin door was NOT in place when the plane crashed shortly after takeoff.
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1-Sports


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Time now for sports.
In the American League, the Mariners' ship has come into port.
Mike Stevens explains. Good morning Mike.
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One-Larry


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(Roll cue:) A historic look through the years at the "foodways" of the Blue

Ridge.
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Fatal-Ax


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An 18- year- old man was killed last night in a crash on Route 2-20 in Roanoke County.
Police say Keith Ashbrook of Rocky Mount was heading southbound when his truck ran OFF the right side of the road.
Authorities say the vehicle then went OVER a guardrail, struck a large tree, and caught fire.
The accident happened shortly after eight.
No other vehicles were involved.
Police are still investigating.

Body


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And police are investigating a strange discovery along Interstate 81.
The body of a Georgia truck driver was found in his truck's sleeping compartment about a week after he died at a rest stop with the engine running, the heat on and the radio playing.
Employees at the rest stop near the Montgomery County-Roanoke County line called police yesterday morning.
Police say the body of 50-year-old Larry Myrick was found shirtless in the sleeping quarters of the truck's cab.
They say there were NO apparent injuries and foul play is NOT suspected.

Welfare-Reform


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Welfare reform is officially underway in five central Virginia localities.
Governor George Allen stopped by Lynchburg to drum up support in the business community, which he's counting on to help find jobs for many welfare recipients.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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(( The jobs are out there for those who are being told to get off welfare and find work.
But business leaders say many of the applicants they've seen are under- skilled and poorly educated.
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((KAY COLES JAMES/HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES SECRETARY: IT SEEMS TO ME THAT HIGH ACADEMIC STANDARDS AND EDUCATION REFORM IS ESSENTIAL IN ORDER TO BRING OUT REAL AND LASTING CHANGE.))
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It may not have been the message Governor George Allen wanted to hear, but this forum of social workers and business leaders was designed to help work out the kinks of welfare reform.
The Lynchburg area is the second in Virginia to phase in the new changes that limit benefits and require some recipients to find jobs.
Allen says success will mean a change in attitude.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: SO THE WORK ETHIC IS CERTAINLY GOING TO BE A BIG PART OF THIS EFFORT NOW, AND IF THEY DON'T WANT TO WORK THEY'RE NOT GOING TO GET WELFARE BENEFITS. NOW THAT CERTAINLY MAY BE A DRASTIC CHANGE, BUT IT'S THE CHANGE THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA ELECTED ME TO MAKE.))
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((Allen and his staff readily admit that changing the mindset of many welfare recipients is a monumental task. But they're confident that change will come once word gets out the someone has been penalized for not looking for work or refusing to accept a perfectly good job. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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Motor-Voter


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A U.S. District Court in Richmond will hear arguments on the Governor's veto of Motor Voter law today.
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It would allow voter registration at the D-M-V and social services offices.
Yesterday, on the eve of Governor George Allen's court battle to reject what he calls an unfunded federal mandate, Democrats swore to try again to enact the law in Virginia.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: EVERY YEAR I WOULD GO THROUGH MY AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIP, ENCOURAGING EVERYBODY TO MAKE SURE VOTE ON TUESDAY. AND EVERY YEAR I'M STUNNED BY THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR ME WHO AREN'T REGISTERED. AND WHEN I ASK WHY NOT, USUALLY WITH SOME INDIGNATION, IT'S ALWAY'S YOU KNOW "WHEN HAVE YOU GIVEN ME THE DAY OFF OR THE HALF DAY OFF FROM WORK?"))
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: HE'S JUST SIMPLY WALKING IN LOCKSTEP WITH THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION THAT WANTS TO DICTATE TO US AND FORCE US TO REGISTER PEOPLE AT WELFARE OFFICES.))
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And just a reminder: next Tuesday, October tenth, is the last day to register for the fall elections.

Football


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In Monday Night Football,
A field goal in the final seconds of the game lifted the Buffalo Bills over the Cleveland Browns.
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The Bills trailed 16-to-13 in the fourth quarter before Jim Kelly heaved a 42-yard touchdown pass to Andre Reed.
Steve Christie missed the extra point, allowing the Browns to knot the score on Matt Stover's 38-yard kick with three-49 remaining.
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But, with five seconds left in the game Christie redeems himself with this 33 yard field goal.
The Bills beat the Browns 22 to 19.
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In Major League Baseball yesterday,
Seattle wins the American League West by beating California 9-to-1.

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Two-Larry


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(Roll cue:) In this morning's Animal Health Today, we're talking about a

medicine for animal behavior.
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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The jury in the O.J. Simpson trial has reached a verdict, but it's been sealed until today.
The jurors reached a decision in less than four hours.
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The verdict in another high profile case has resulted in stepped- up security from the White House to airports across the country.
The F-B-I says the precautions are necessary following the convictions of ten Muslims in the New York Terrorism trial.
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And Republicans and Democrats continue their duel over Medicare.
As Democrats unveiled their plan to revamp the Medicare system, Republicans immediately began taking shots at it.
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And that's what's making news on this Tuesday October 3rd.
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Don't go away.

Simpson


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In less than four hours of deliberations, the jury in the O-J Simpson trial indicated they had their verdict.
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But that verdict won't be read until later today.
Judge Lance Ito told the panel he'll accept the verdict at 1:00 P-M eastern time today, in order to give lawyers on both sides time to get to court.
The jury asked to re-hear only one portion of testimony from the limousine driver who took Simpson to the airport the night of the murders.
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((ALLAN PARK/LIMO DRIVER: PRETTY MUCH ALL THE WAY I FIGURED IT WAS HIM
(O.J.) I MEAN, THERE WAS NOBODY HOME AT THE HOUSE AND SOMEBODY COMES ACROSS

THE DRIVEWAY WHO PRETTY MUCH FITS THE SAME DESCRIPTION. I THOUGHT IT WAS HIM --I MEAN IT WAS HIS HOUSE-- WHO ELSE IS GONNA BE THERE. AND HE AS THE ONLY ONE I SAW THERE THAT NIGHT BESIDES KATO. ))
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Simpson's mother and sisters flew to Los Angeles from San Francisco last night to be in court today for the unsealing of the verdict, and to offer O-J their support.
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US-Air


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Now that airlines are starting to make money again, they've become takeover candidates for the first time since a flurry of mergers nearly ten years ago.
U-S-Air says its been talking with two major carriers about a possible buyout.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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(( After recovering from its past financial woes, U.S. Air is soaring as a hot commodity.
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((MARK COURTNEY/AIRPORT SPOKESMAN: THAT, OF COURSE, IN ITSELF COULD MAKE THEM MORE ATTRACTIVE TO ANOTHER AIRLINE POTENTIALLY TAKING THEM OVER. ))
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United Airlines is looking into acquiring U-S Air-- but hasn't made any definite proposal.
American Airlines is also reportedly interested in buying the airline.
Officials say U-S Air is attractive to both carriers because it would provide either a competitive edge on the east coast.
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((MARK COURTNEY/AIRPORT SPOKESMAN: IT WOULD CATAPULT THOSE TWO-- WHICHEVER ONE WOULD ACQUIRE U-S AIR--WOULD CATAPULT THEM INTO THE NUMBER ONE SLOT BY FAR IN TERMS OF OVERALL MARKET SHARE AND NUMBER OF PASSENGERS CARRIED. ))
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Courtney says he doesn't think passengers would notice much difference in service or ticket prices.
But travel industry officials predict a buy- out would have a noticeably positive effect.
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((MEL LUDOVICI/MARTIN TRAVEL: IF IT TAKES PLACE, AND IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER IT WILL-- IF IT TAKES PLACE, ROANOKE TRAVELERS WILL SEE A DIFFERENCE FOR THE BETTER, NOT THE WORST. ))
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Meanwhile, local U-S Air officials would not comment-- saying that the proposed buy- out is still in the negotiating stage.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
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In other airline news, a guilty verdict in the trial of ten muslim radicals is creating the toughest security measures in the U-S since the Persian Gulf War.

TERRORISM


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The F-B-I says the precautions are necessary even though there is no specific information about planned retaliation for the verdict.
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Security is tight at airports across the country.
It includes questions about baggage and producing a photo I-D before receiving a ticket.
But for now at most airports unticketed passengers can still go to gates and baggage can still be checked in at the curb.
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Medicare


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Senate democrats unveiled their own plan to scale down Medicare and Republicans are already taking shots.
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Democrats want 89 billion dollars in savings as opposed to the 270 BILLION dollars that Republicans propose.
During a bi-partisan meeting, Republicans claimed Medicare recipients prefer their plan, as indicated by stacks of favorable mail.
Democrats stormed out of the meeting saying some of the mail was phoney.
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The Republican plan requires doubling premiums by 2002, higher premiums for the wealthy, an increase in some deductibles and a greater choice of health care providers.
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Gingrich


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House Speaker Newt Gingrich will visit Liberty University in Lynchburg next week to speak at a church conference.
University chancellor Jerry Falwell says Gingrich will speak October ninth at the Super Conference, a four-day meeting of thousands of ministers and church workers.

3-Sports


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The N-B-A's Chicago Bulls have acquired forward Dennis Rodman from San Antonio.
Mike Stevens has the details in sports.
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Birthdays
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Three-Larry

Eric Fitzpatrick-Irv


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(Roll cue:) Eric Fitzpatrick had a chance to brush up on some early wake-ups.
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(( ((ERIC FITZPATRICK/ARTIST: IT WASN'T DIFFICULT AT ALL BECAUSE I GREW UP WITH IRV LIKE SO MANY OF THE VIEWERS. I THOUGHT IT WAS SORT OF NATURAL TO DO SOMEBODY THAT I HAD KNOWN THROUGH T.V. FOR SO MANY YEARS. I HAD FEELINGS FOR HIM ALREADY AND WAS GLAD TO BE INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT.))
Irv Sharp started most days for early risers across central & southwestern Virginia from the Top O' The Morning. ((HE REALLY DID SEE IT START OUT AND BROUGHT IT FROM ITS INFANTCY TO TODAY. SOMEONE WHO SAW AND PLAYED SUCH A HUGE PART IN ALL OF THAT PROGRESSION IS A RARITY.))
Looking at the Irv year's on tape had its advantages for Fitzpatrick. ((I COULD SEE HIM OVER THE YEARS, FROM THE VERY EARLY PARTS OF HIS CAREER--WHICH I FOUND FASCINATING. SOME OF THAT OLD BLUEGRASS AND VAUDEVILLE TOUCH AND ALL, THAT ARE INCREDIBLE.))
From snapshots to hours and hours of video, there were Irv classics too. ((I FOUND IT INCREDIBLE TO WATCH THAT OLD FOOTAGE ESPECIALLY SOME CLASSIC THINGS OF HIM PLAYING PIANO OR ORGAN...BACK TO BACK WHERE HE WAS ECPERIMENTING WITH DIFFERENT WAYS OF DOING FOOTAGE.))
Though you couldn't find an easier subject, there were a few faces of Irv Sharp that turned this into a challenging project. ((THE HARDEST ONE WAS IRV AT THE ORGAN. IT WAS HARD TO GET AN ANGLE BECAUSE HE WAS A LIVELY PERFORMER. HE KEPT MOVING, WHICH IS QUITE NATURAL WHEN YOU'RE ON CAMERA, BUT IT MADE IT HARD TO CAPTURE HIME BECAUSE HE WOULD SHIFT HIS HEAD A LOT.))
For thirty-eight years, Irv's hometown personality was WDBJ-7. ((I THINK I CAUGHT IN THE MAIN IMAGE OF IRV, THE WAY WE ALL REMEMBER IRV AND I KNEW I WANTED THAT TO BE THE CENTERPIECE OF IT ALL. WITH THAT GREAT MUSTACHE AND THAT LITTLE HINT OF A SMILE AND GLEAM IN HIS EYE...I THOUGHT WAS VERY IMPORTANT. THAT WAS IRV TO ME I GUESS.))
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The unveiling of the Irv Portrait in ceremonies today at 5 on News 7 at 5.

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verdict


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Courtroom watchers await today's verdict in the O-J Simpson trial.
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The jurors reached a decision yesterday after less than four hours of deliberations.
But the verdict remains sealed until one o'clock eastern time today.
Judge Ito said he wanted to allow more time for Lawyers to return to court.
The jury asked to re-hear only one portion of testimony from the limousine driver who took Simpson to the airport the night of the murders.
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Totten


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South Boston police are investigating a junior high school guidance counselor accused of writing a check for several hundred dollars using another man's account.
At first police said 38- year old James Arthur Totten, Junior of North Carolina wrote the check using a dead man's check book.
But police now say the owner of the account was murdered after the check was written.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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((Police say the check was written for more than 320- dollars to Leggett in South Boston.
Shortly afterward, authorities say Totten returned the merchandise to a Leggett in Danville and kept the cash.
Authorities say pictures taken by a store surveillance camera are their strongest piece of evidence.
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((JIM HALL/SOUTH BOSTON POLICE CHIEF: A LOT OF THINGS DO NOT SURPRISE ME IN MY YEARS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCE. I WOULD SAY THAT IT IS SOMEWHAT OF AN UNUSUAL CRIME, YES. ))
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What police say makes this case even more unusual is that the man who actually owned the account was murdered about three months later.
Police do NOT know the connection the 38- year- old Totten has to Kevin Slade.
But authorities say he is NOT a suspect in Slade's murder.
Another man has been convicted of the crime. take su
Authorities say school officials are aware of the allegations. During the course of their investigation South Boston police came to Yanceyville and questioned Totten on school property. end su
Totten works as a guidance counselor at Dillard junior high.
The Superintendent of schools there did not return our calls-- nor did Totten's attorney. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

Scam


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A Roanoke woman who lost several hundred dollars to a scam last week is warning others to watch out.
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Peggy Stem was shopping in a Roanoke office supply store on Friday, when two women told her they had found an envelope full of money near her car.
They offered to divide the windfall three ways if she would provide enough money to even out the shares.
Ultimately, she lost the money she withdrew from her bank account and a cellular phone that was taken from her car.
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((PEGGY STEM: IF YOU THINK THAT SOMEBODY IS GOING TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING, AND DO THIS, DON'T TAKE IT. IF YOU'RE GOING TO INVEST YOUR MONEY, INVEST IT WITH REPUTABLE PEOPLE, DON'T DO WHAT I DID.))
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Roanoke police say they encounter this con more often as the holidays approach.
They say senior citizens are a favorite target.

BURGLARY


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A burglary suspect caught in an attorney's office in First Union Tower Sunday afternoon may have obtained information from the office computer or altered it.
22- year- old Alexandro Feliciano of Roanoke is being held under a 10-thouand dollar bond.
An attorney confronted Feliciano and and discovered he had accessed a computer in the office.
Police say Feliciano tried to escape, but officers arrived before he was able to get out of the building.

Monday-Football


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Last night in football action, the Buffalo Bills' last second field goal gave them the win over the Cleveland Browns.
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The Bills trailed 16-to-13 in the fourth quarter before Jim Kelly heaved a 42-yard touchdown pass to Andre Reed.
Steve Christie missed the extra point, allowing the Browns to knot the score on Matt Stover's 38-yard kick with three-49 remaining.
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But, with five seconds left in the game Christie redeems himself with this 33 yard field goal.
The Bills beat the Browns 22 to 19.
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Seattle wins the American League West by beating California 9-to-1. In Major League Baseball yesterday,