05:59-01

HEADLINES

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The Florida Panhandle is bracing for a monsterous Hurricane Opal.
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And jurors are talking about their not guilty verdict in the O-J Simpson trial. wx-head
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WX-HELLO


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MELANIE/BETH CYRON/ESS 1
(CURRENT STATS)
(RNKE/L'BURG)

ESS 2
(TODAY AREA FORECAST)



OPAL


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The biggest Hurricane since Andrew appears to be on a rendezvous with Florida.
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VO-NAT


Hurricane Opal is racing toward the northeast Gulf Coast with deadly Category- Three strength winds and heavy rain.
The storm's sustained winds are up to 115 miles an hour.
SUPER=03-Dauphi Island, AL;


Hurricane warnings have been issued from Mobile, Alabama, east to
(AN'-kloht) Anclote Key on the West Coast of Florida.


Hurricane watches extend west of Mobile to Grand Isle, Louisiana.
Officials in the Panhandle's three western most counties have put evacuation plans into effect.
Opal is expected to make landfall sometime this afternoon.
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Simpson


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Today is the first full day of freedom for O-J Simpson following his acquittal yesterday on double-murder charges.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


The verdict brought sharply divided reactions from around the country.
In New York's Times Square the verdict was broadcast live on a giant T-V screen.
Reaction covered the spectrum, from joy to despair.
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(( THIS IS THE MOST DISGUSTING THING I HAVE EVER SEEN...I CAN'T DESCRIBE HOW SAD I FEEL. I'M HAPPY ...THERE WAS NEVER ENOUGH EVIDENCE.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles;


One of the jurors spoke to the media last night and said she was certain the panel did the right thing.
Asked why jurors reached the verdict so quickly, Brenda Moran said: ``We were there for nine months. We didn't need another nine months to decide.''
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Another juror, Lionel Cyer, says he and other jurors saw holes in the prosecution case and concluded there were many opportunities for contamination of evidence.
A third juror cited the Mark Fuhrman controversy as playing a key role in her vote for aquittal.

DeLamieuleure


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One of O.J. Simpson's former teammates says he has mixed reactions to the verdict.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


As an offensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills, Joe DeLamielleure (da- LA-ma-lor) opened the holes that helped O.J. to a record- breaking two thousand yard season in 1973.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday;


Today, (da-LA-ma-lor)DeLamielleure is an offensive line coach at Liberty University.
The six- time Pro Bowler says he empathizes with the victims' families.
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SOT 4:20:25
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((JOE DELAMIELLEURE/FORMER SIMPSON TEAMMATE: I THINK HE HAD THE BEST DEFENSE MONEY COULD BUY AND MAYBE THAT'S THE AMERICAN WAY, I DON'T KNOW. I DON'T KNOW WHAT JUSTICE IS. I WAS THE VICTIM OF A CRIME ONE TIME AND THE GUY'S IN JAIL, AND I KNOW WHAT I WENT THROUGH WAITING FOR THAT VERDICT. AND I'M JUST VERY MELANCHOLY, KIND OF LIKE IN A DAZE RIGHT NOW.))
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VO-NAT


(da-LA-ma-lor)DeLamielleure doesn't know how HE would have voted had he been on the Simpson jury, except that he felt there was enough evidence to convict O.J.
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Pulaski-Ax


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TAPE#95-79
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One person is dead and three others are critically injured following a violent single- car accident in Pulaski County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Yesterday;


It happened on Route 747 near Fairlawn yesteray evening.
The car was headed East when it skidded off the road and out of control.
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((TROOPER M.K. BLEVINS/VA STATE POLICE: APPARENTLY RUN OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, CLIPPED A NORFOLK AND WESTERN UTILITY POLE, WENT AIRBORNE, STRUCK THE EMBANKMENT AND LANDED ON ITS TOP DOWN ON THE RAILROAD TRACKS. ))
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VO-NAT


The driver, 37-year-old Kathy Joe Kleckner of Dublin, died at the scene.
It took rescuers an hour to free the first of the three surviving victims, one of whom was partially trapped between the rock face and the car.
Lifeguard- 10 airlifted two people to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Another victim was taken by ambulance to Radford Community Hospital.
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Search


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A search is on for the four-member crew of Navy helicopter that crashed off the Virginia coast last night.
The Navy says the H-46 Sea Knight chopper went down during a training exercise.
The cause of the crash isn't known.


1-Sports


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Turning now to sports,
Mike Stevens takes a look at girls hoop action and the latest in high school football.
Good morning Mike.
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One-Larry


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(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



SUPER=13-Peter Jacob/PYA Monarch;



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SUPER=13-Melvin Mason/Smithfield Design Foods;



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Roanoke-Murder


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TAPE#95-86
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Police are investigating the murder of a Roanoke man was shot and killed in front of family and friends.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Police found 21- year- old Eric Jones early yesterday morning with a gunshot wound to the chest.
Witnesses say Jones was sitting in the living room of a house on Signal Hill Avenue when a man in a hooded sweatshirt barged through the front door.
Jones was shot after he confronted the gunman.
He died later at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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Jones had been arrested earlier this year for possession of crack cocaine and marijuana, but the charges were dropped.

Revco-Shooting


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TAPE#95-80
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State police have wrapped up their investigation into whether Blacksburg police acted properly in the fatal shooting of Maurice Taylor.
The results will be forwarded to Floyd County Commonwealth's Attorney Gino Williams, who has b een appointed special prosecutor to review the case and decide whether the officers actions were justified.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg/August 9;


Police were trying to serve warrants on Taylor inside a drugstore when he pulled what turned out to be a B-B gun.
Taylor was fatally wounded, and an officer was shot in the leg.
Some Blacksburg residents have raised racial questions, claiming police were quick on the trigger because Taylor was black.
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Motor-Voter


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Governor George Allen is handed a defeat by the federal government.
A federal judge declared the "Motor Voter" law registration constitutional, and ordered Virginia to implement it within six months.
Democrats are calling it a victory for voters who approved the law in a referendum last year.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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IN Q=The U.S. Justice
SUPER=@file; :05
SUPER=01-Gilda Williams/U.S. Dept. of Justice; :08
SUPER=01-Lawrence Ottinger/People for the American Way; :27
SUPER=@Allen; :49
SUPER=01-Virginia DeSimone/League of Women Voters; 1:02
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(( The U.S. Justice Department fought for Motor Voter to become law in Virginia, allowing registration at the D-M-V and social service offices.
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((GILDA WILLIAMS/U.S. DEPT. OF JUSTICE: BECAUSE WE THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT THE CITIZENS OF VIRGINIA REAP THE BENEFITS OF THIS ACT. THE ACT HAS ALREADY REGISTERED MORE THAN FIVE MILLION VOTERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.))
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But Governor Allen and Attorney General Jim Gilmore sued the federal government -- calling it an unfunded mandate that could encourage voter fraud.
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((LAWRENCE OTTINGER/PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY: VIRGINIA HAS PREDICTED THAT THERE WOULD BE 1.5 MILLION NEW REGISTRANTS IN FIVE YEARS UNDER THIS ACT. WHY ARE THEY TRYING TO KEEP REGISTRANTS OUT OF THE VOTING BOOTH? GOVERNOR ALLEN SHOULD BE LEADING THE WAY. POLITICS CAN BE THE ONLY REASON THAT HE'S DOING THIS.))
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The unspoken assumption is that registration at welfare offices and D-M-V's might be more likely to add those with Democratic leanings to the voter rolls.

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((GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN: WELFARE OFFICES ARE FOR RUNNING SOCIAL SERVICES TO BE IMPLEMENTING WORK FARE, WHICH IS WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO AND REFORM THE WELFARE SYSTEM, NOT TURN IT INTO A YOU KNOW, ADVOCACY GROUP FOR REGISTRATION.))
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((VIRGINIA DESIMONE/LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS: CLEARLY THE VOTERS HAVE SPOKEN TO THEM. THE JUDGE HAS NOW SPOKEN TO THEM.))
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"'Nuff said" says the Allen Administration.
A spokesman for Attorney General Jim Gilmore -- who privately supports wider registration but acts as the Governor's attorney -- says there will be NO appeal, and the administration will work to implement the law by March.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
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2-scores


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In sports, the Indians took game-one of their American League playoff series by posting the 28th victory in their final at-bat this season.
For that game and other playoff action, let's take a quick look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=91-Cleveland/==5/Boston/==4//NY Yankees/==9/Seattle/==6;



SUPER=92-Cincinnati/==7/Los Angeles/==2//Atlanta/==5/Colorado/==4;


Two-Larry


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(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



SUPER=13-Tony Crusco/Allied Bakers Co.;



SUPER=11-Roanoke;



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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT


The Florida Panhandle is bracing for a Hurricane Opal.
The storm has picked up speed and strength as it races toward land.
Opal, with winds of 115 miles-per-hour, is expected to make landfall sometime this afternoon.
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VO-NAT
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Jurors are speaking out about their decision to aquit O-J Simpson of murder.
Some say jurors found too many chances for evidence contamination.
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VO-NAT
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And preparations are underway in New York for today's arrival of Pope John Paul.
During a five day visit the Pope will talk with President Clinton, address the U-N general assembly and lead several outdoor masses.
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And that's what's making news on this Wednesday. October 4th.
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Stick around. News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

Hurricane


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Hurricane Opal is gaining speed and strength, and heading toward a rendezvous with the northeast Gulf Coast.
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Opal's winds are now at 115 miles an hour, making her a deadly Category- Three storm.
SUPER=03-Dauphi Island, AL;


Hurricane warnings have been issued from Mobile, Alabama, east to
(AN'-kloht) Anclote Key on the West Coast of Florida.


Hurricane watches extend west of Mobile to Grand Isle, Louisiana.
Officials in the Panhandle's three western most counties have put evacuation plans into effect.
Florida officials say Opal is the biggest storm to come their way since the devastating Hurricane ``Andrew.''
It's expected to make landfall sometime this afternoon.
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oj


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As O.J. Simpson celebrates his new-found freedom, mourners are shedding tears for murder victims Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/Last Night;


The National Organization for Women says it ran out of candles for a Los Angeles vigil last night protesting Simpson's acquittal of murder charges.
An estimated 15-hundred showed up at the vigil, chanting ``guilty'' and ``we remember Ron and Nicole.''
Meantime jurors are speaking out about the rational behind the aquittal and about their nine months of sequestration.
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((BRENDA MORAN: I'M HAPPY THAT THE CASE IS FINALLY OVER AND MY FAMILY SUPPORTED ME WHILE I WAS ON THIS CASE AND WITHOUT THEM HELPING ME AND GOD MOST OF ALL I DON'T THINK I COULD HAVE MADE IT THROUGH. ))
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Another juror, Lionel Cryer, tells the Los Angeles Times he and other jurors saw holes in the prosecution case and concluded there were many opportunities for contamination of evidence.
And a third juror cited the Mark Fuhrman controversy as playing a key role in her vote for acquittal.
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It seems almost everyone has an opinion on the O-J Simpson trial, and that certainly includes Virginians.

React-Simpson


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Once the verdict was handed down, Scott Prince talked to several residents around the Commonwealth and like many Americans across the country, their views are both strong and diverse.
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IN Q=I think O.J.
SUPER=01-Paulette Jones/Richmond Resident;:00
SUPER=01-Patricia Jackson/Lynchburg Resident;:06 (Quick!)
SUPER=01-Danny Goins/Roanoke Resident;:12
SUPER=01-Paul Thomson/Woods, Rogers & Hazelgrove;:40
SUPER=@File;:55
SUPER=01-Darlene Young/Turning Point Women's Shelter;1:06
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((PAULETTE JONES/RICHMOND RESIDENT: I THINK O.J. WAS GUILTY AND I THINK MOST OF MY FRIENDS REALLY THOUGHT SO. THEY REALLY DID. ))
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SOT 00:00:28 (Lynchburg reactions tape)
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((PATRICIA JACKSON/LYNCHBURG RESIDENT: HE HAD TO BE INNOCENT BECAUSE WHY WOULD THERE BE ALL THAT BLOODSHED? ))
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IN Q=I really felt

((DANNY GOINS/ROANOKE RESIDENT: I REALLY FELT LIKE HE WAS PROBABLY GUILTY. BUT THE JURY JUST CAME TO THE DECISION THAT THEY DID NOT WANT THE REPERCUSSIONS REBOUNDING THROUGH THE COUNTRY BECAUSE OF THE RACE ISSUE. ))
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Only the jury knows whether or not the decision was based on race, but it was definitely one of the cards defense attorneys tried to play.
Some lawyers here in the Roanoke Valley say there were a variety of issues, including the collection of evidence, that could've led to the quick verdicts.
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IN Q=Clearly the defense

((PAUL THOMSON/WOODS, ROGERS & HAZLEGROVE: CLEARLY THE DEFENSE WAS QUITE SKILLFUL IN PUTTING OUT THOSE ISSUES THAT WOULD LIKELY GIVE RISE TO REASONABLE DOUBT, AND THEY APPARENTLY KNEW THEIR AUDIENCE WELL AND GOT A FAIRLY PREDICTABLE RESULT. ))
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One person who could not predict the outcome was Darlene Young. She runs the Turning Point Women's Shelter in Roanoke and listens to tragic stories of domestic violence every day.
She believes the verdict is major step backward for battered women.
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((DARLENE YOUNG/TURNING POINT WOMEN'S SHELTER: I THINK THE WHOLE ISSUE HERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND I THINK THAT IT TURNED SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY. ))
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The trial lasted 9 months, the jury deliberated for 4 hours.
People will be talking about it for lifetimes to come.
Scott Prince, News7.))

Plant-fire


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Some tense moments last night for workers at a Danville tobacco processing plant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night;


Fire crews were dispatched at about 11:20 to the Dimon (DIE-mon) plant on Kentuck Road.
Fire officials say tobacco dust in a duct system apparently caught fire when a motor malfunctioned.
Officials say the plant sustained very little damaged and no one was injured.
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15- Danville fire fighters repsonded to the scene-- as well as the Ringold Fire Department.

Curfew


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Also in Danville, a new curfew will keep minors off the streets late at night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night;


About 20- people gathered to witness the decision last night at the city council meeting.
A few citizens spoke out against the measure before the vote.
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IN Q=This curfew

((RAY GARRETT/CURFEW OPPONENT: THIS CURFEW LAW IS AN ATTEMPT TO QUICK FIX A PROBLEM THAT HAS TAKEN DECADES TO DEVELOP. IT IS A PINT SIZED BAND AIDE ON A GAPING WOUND OF SOCIETY AND HERE WE ARE HOLDING THE BLOODY KNIVES IN OUR OWN HANDS.))
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OUT Q=in our own hands.
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VO-NAT


Police say the curfew is necessary.
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((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: THERE ARE A LOT OF GOOD PARENTS OUT THERE, WHO HAVE THEIR CHILDREN UNDER CONTROL, BUT THERE'S ALSO A VIOLENT GROUP OUT THERE THAT ARE NOT UNDER CONTROL AND UNFORTUNATELY THAT IS WHAT DICTATES WHAT OUR ORDINANCES ARE. ))
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VO-NAT


Mayor Seward Anderson and councilwoman Shirley Mayhew were the only ones to vote against the curfew.
The measure requires minors to be off the streets after eleven pm on week nights and midnight on weekends.
Violators and their parents are subject to fines and possible jail time.
The curfew is only good for a year, after that council must decide whether to renew it.
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pope


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=Melanie
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Pope John Paul the second arrives in the United States today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Yonkers, NY;


Preparations for his visit in New York, New Jersey and Baltimore were underway yesterday.
During the pope's five-day visit, he will talk with President Clinton, address the U-N General Assembly and preach at huge outdoor Masses.
He'll also have lunch with the homeless at a soup kitchen in Baltimore.
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3-Sports


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In sports, Mike Stevens takes a look at local girls basketball and the latest in high school football.
Good morning Mike.
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Birthdays
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Three-Larry


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(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



SUPER=13-Rob Zester/Commonwealth Brokers;



SUPER=11-Roanoke;



(Toss to bump)


Accident


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPEedit of #95-79
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One person is dead and three others are critically injured following a single- car accident in Pulaski County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Last Night;


It happened on Route 747 near Fairlawn at about five o-clock last night.
The car was headed East when it skidded off the road, went airbourne and flipped over.
The driver, 37-year-old Kathy Joe Kleckner of Dublin, died at the scene.
It took rescuers an hour to free the first of the three surviving victims, one of whom was partially trapped between the rock face and the car.
Lifeguard- 10 airlifted two people to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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Another victim was taken by ambulance to Radford Community Hospital.

Wythe-Ax


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Also yesterday in nearby Rural Retreat, a Pennsylvania woman was killed in a motorcycle accident.
State police say 49-year-old Judy Fay Hoare (Horr-a) was killed when the motorcycle she was riding on was hit by a car on Interstate 81.
Her husband, Edmund, who was driving the motorcycle, is in critical condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

danville-curfew


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tha
TAPE#95-73
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Minors in Danville must be off the streets earlier from now on, thanks to a new city-wide curfew.
Teresa Hamilton says opponents question whether it's right to punish the majority for the sins of a few.
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IN Q=Approximately
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Ray Garrett/Curfew Opponent; :07
SUPER=01-Elaine Galloway/Curfew Opponent; :21 (QUICK!)
SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; :40
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(( Approximately 20- people gathered to witness the decision.
But before voting-- city council gave the public an opportunity to speak.
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IN Q=This curfew

((RAY GARRETT/CURFEW OPPONENT: THIS CURFEW LAW IS AN ATTEMPT TO QUICK FIX A PROBLEM THAT HAS TAKEN DECADES TO DEVELOP. IT IS A PINT SIZED BAND AIDE ON A GAPING WOUND OF SOCIETY AND HERE WE ARE HOLDING THE BLOODY KNIVES IN OUR OWN HANDS. ELAINE GALLOWAY/CURFEW OPPONENT: WHILE I FIRMLY AGREE WITH WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO DO, I DO NOT BELIEVE THIS IS THE WAY TO DO IT. ))
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Ray Garrett and Elaine Galloway were the only community members to voice their opinion.
Minutes later, city council began its debate.
Danville police chief Neil Morris explained why the curfew is needed.
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IN Q=

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: THERE ARE A LOT OF GOOD PARENTS OUT THERE, WHO HAVE THEIR CHILDREN UNDER CONTROL, BUT THERE'S ALSO A VIOLENT GROUP OUT THERE THAT ARE NOT UNDER CONTROL AND UNFORTUNATELY THAT IS WHAT DICTATES WHAT OUR ORDINANCES ARE. ))
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Mayor Seward Anderson and councilwoman Shirley Mayhew were the only ones to vote against it.
The measure requires minors to be off the streets after eleven pm on week nights and midnight on weekends.
Violators and their parents are subject to fines and possible jail time.
The curfew approved is only good for a year, after that council must decide whether to renew it. Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Danville.))

Public-Hearing


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TAPE#95-72
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McDonald's could be a step closer to moving into the Oak Grove Plaza.
The Planning Commission has approved a permit for McDonald's to build a drive- through window there.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The fast- food chain wants to put a restaurant into the old Super- X site.
Many residents say increased traffic from McDonald's could create a hazard for schoolchildren in the neighborhood.
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IN Q=If we got

((MARY DAVIS: IF WE GET MCDONALDS IN THERE WITH ANOTHER 100 CARS, SAY, IN THERE BETWEEN SIX AND NINE IN THE MORNING WHEN ALL OUR SCHOOL BUSES ARE TRAVELLING-- WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THAT MANY MORE PEOPLE COMING THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD. ))
SUPER=07-Mary Davis;
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OUT Q=through the neighborhood
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VO-NAT


Meanwhile, some residents and business owners in the shopping plaza want McDonalds, although one businessman says he understands residents' concerns about traffic.
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IN Q=But is the issue

((CHUCK PARKER: BUT IS THE ISSUE HERE MCDONALDS DRIVE- THRU, OR IS IT THE BUSINESSES THAT ARE TAKING THIS TRAFFIC THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD? SHOULD MCDONALDS BE PUNISHED BECAUSE OTHER BUSINESSES EXIT OUT THE BACK OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD? ))
SUPER=07-Chuck Parker;
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OUT Q=back of the neighborhood?
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VO-NAT


The planning commission says rumors that a grocery story may come to the mall are no longer a factor in a decision to allow McDonald's to move into the shopping center.
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The commission's recommendation now goes to the county board of supervisors.

Recycling-Center


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Meantime over in Lynchburg, a potential battle over a recycling center was averted when the company withdrew its request for a conditional use permit.
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H- B- I had hoped to locate its new recycling facility in this industrial park off Odd Fellows Road.
But nearby residents and businesses objected, claiming the operation would create noise, traffic and pollution problems.
The two sides were scheduled to meet last night to try to reach a compromise.
That meeting was cancelled after H-B-I withdrew its request for a special permit.
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ANNIVERSARY


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Also last night, your Hometown Station celebrated 40 years of broadcasting with a big celebration.
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The focal point of the activities: The unveiling of a portrait in memory of long-time Mornin Show host Irv Sharp.
Artist Eric Fitzpatrick and Irv's widow, Mary Lee Sharp did the honors before a crowd of family, friends, and W-D-B-J employees, past and present.
After the portrait's unveiling, General Manager Bob Lee was presented with the station's 40th Anniversary Quilt.
Lee says the celebration was a good time to remember Cousin Irv's contributions to Roanoke television.
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((I THINK THE PORTRAIT CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF IRV OVER THE LONG PERIOD OF TIME THAT HE WAS ON THE AIR. FOR SO MANY YEARS, IRV WAS A SYMBOL OF THIS STATION, AND IN THIS PORTRAIT WE SEE HIM THROUGH HIS LONG CAREER AT WDBJ-7. ))
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The portrait will remain in the lobby of W-D-B-J T-V, while the quilt will travel around the region.

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In sports, the New York Yankees took a 1-to-0 lead in their American League series with Seattle.
For that game and other playoff action, let's take a quick look at the scoreboards.
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