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HEADLINES

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The death count rises in the wake of Hurricane Opal.
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The future of V-M-I's all male status is in the hands of the nation's highest court. wx-head
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Larry-head
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larry-Hello
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Hurricane


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Sixteen deaths are now blamed on Hurricane Opal.
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The storm slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday flattening homes and tossing boats ashore like toys.
The storm is the state's second most expensive, causing an estimated one-point eight billion dollars in damage to mostly uninsured property.
The costliest storm was Andrew which caused 17 billion dollars in damage in 19-92.
Thousands of residents hope to return to their homes today to assess the damage.
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Meanwhile, Tropical Storm ``Pablo,'' the 16th named storm of the season, has formed off the African coast.



VA-Effect


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Southwest Virginia braced itself for the AFTER effects of Opal, but there was NO serious damage.
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((ERNEST MURPHY: I'VE CAUGHT FOUR, THE BIGGEST ONE I 18 INCHES. AND THIS MUDDY WATER DOESN'T HOLD YOU BACK AT ALL? MOST TIME I CATCH THE LARGER FISH WHEN IT'S MUD AND THE RIVER'S UP AND IT'S MUDDY.))
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Ernest Murphy did NOT let a little rain keep him away from the Roanoke River.
While Opal brought periods of heavy rain, MOST of the region's rivers and streams stayed within their banks.
High winds threatened trees and power lines, but APCO reported only scattered outages.
Still, State agriculture experts say the storm may be a mixed blessing for Virginia's farmers.
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((BOB BASS/VA. AGRICULTURE STATISTICS SERVICE: FARMERS HAVE GOT PEANUTS DUG AND LAYING ON TOP OF THE GROUND. THE COTTON BOLLS ARE OPEN. IT WILL INFECT THE QUALITY OF THE COTTON. THE HARVEST WILL BE SLOWED DOWN. SO THESE RAINS, ALTHOUGH WE ARE DEFICIT FOR THE YEAR, ARE BENEFICIAL FROM SOME PEOPLE'S POINT OF VIEW, BUT NOT FROM FARMERS'.))
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The New River was expected to crest near Galax at 11 feet. That's two feet ABOVE flood stage.
Elsewhere in the region, flood warnings were LIFTED at midday, and only MINOR problems were reported.

SIMPSON


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Marcia Clark says race was a factor in O.J. Simpson's acquittal.
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In her first public comment about the jury's verdict clark tells C-N-N quote -- ``Liberals don't want to admit it, but a majority black jury won't convict in a case like this. They won't bring justice.'' End quote.
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Simpson Attorney Johnie Cochran counters that opinion by saying the case shows the great disparity in how Americans can look at some trials and have such diverse views.
He says it's based on life experiences.
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The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office says the prosecutor was misquoted in an interview she thought was off the record.
C-N-N is standing by its story.

greenbacker


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Race is also at issue in Halifax, where a lawyer running for Commonwealth's attorney is accusing the incumbent of using "race" against him.
Last week, News 7 profiled Commonwealth's Attorney John Greenbacker and his opponent William Bryant Claiborne.
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Greenbacker is using his record in his bid for re- election.
But he says he will NOT get an opportunity to promote his views on October 16th.
That's when a Neighborhood Watch group wanted to hold a forum, but now can't because Claiborne is NOT able to attend.
Greenbacker says... organizers informed him Claiborne will be attending the "Million Man" march in Washington organized by controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farahkan.
Greenbacker says he questions Claiborne's reason for NOT attending because there were only three debates scheduled before the election.
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((JOHN GREENBACKER/HALIFAX CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.: MOST INCUMBENTS DON'T WANT TO DEBATE, DEBATING IS MY WAY OF LIFE, ITS THE WAY OF LIFE FOR ANY PROSECUTOR, ANYONE WHO SPENDS A LOT OF TIME IN COURT. SO I DON'T SHY FROM IT, AND I'M VERY PROUD OF MY RECORD AND SO THEREFORE I'M MORE THAN WILLING TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PUBLIC DISCOURSE. ))
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William Claiborne would neither confirm nor deny whether he plans to attend the rally and declined our request for an on camera interview.
But off camera, Claiborne said he felt Greenbacker was using the scheduling problem as an excuse to portray him as a man more interested in black rights.
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NAACP


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The Roanoke N-double A- C- P has canceled a speech by State Secretary of Health and Human Resources Kay Coles James tonight.
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James was deemed insensitive to black issues by the N- double- A- C- P state office and the state organization asked the Roanoke chapter to withdraw its invitation to James.
Ernest Miller -- president of the state conference -- accused her of misrepresenting black welfare recipients.
James says the withdrawal of the invitation runs counter to the civil rights organization's defense of freedom of speech.
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1-Sports


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Time now for sports and a look at what happened in girls basketball, and a look at what's happenING in high school football.
Steve Mason has the details. Good morning Steve.
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One-Larry


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(Live Interview)



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VMI


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The U-S Supreme Court will decide whether or not
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Virginia Military Institute can remain all-male, even IF the state offers a separate program for women.
The court agreed yesterday to hear two appeals, ONE from the Clinton administration and ONE from Virginia officials.
Virginia argues V-M-I SHOULD remain all-male in order to preserve its educational goals.
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The Justice Department says the W-WIL program established at Mary Baldwin College reflects the "separate but equal" kind of discrimination seen in the years of segregation.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THEY'RE SEPARATE I SUPPOSE IN THAT YOU HAVE WOMEN'S DORMS AND MEN'S DORMS, I SUPPOSE. THEY'LL BE WHINING ABOUT THAT ONE TOO IN THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. NO THIS IS A VERY APPROPRIATE APPROACH I THINK FOR VIRGINIA. ALL OF VIRGINIA'S HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM IS DIFFERENT. THAT IS ONE OF THE STRENGTHS OF VIRGINIA'S HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM IF YOU LOOK AT IT.))
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In a written statement V-M-I's Superintendent Josiah Bunting says he's confident the high court WILL side with V-M-I as part of an effort to UPhold, quote "Virginia's outstanding higher-education system."
Mary Baldwin's President says "we welcome the scrutiny."

Accident


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State police say a Bassett man lying on a road was struck and KILLED late last night in Henry County.
36-year-old Henry Lee Hairston was struck on route 6-73 around 11:30.
He was taken to Memorial Hospital in Martinsville where he died a short time later.
(Ca-net-ah)Connetta Akridge was driving the van that hit Hairston.
Akridge has NOT been charged.
State Police are still investigating the accident.

Violence


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Fifty-two thousand women and children are victims of domestic violence every year in Virginia.
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October is Domestic Violence month and this annual tribute in Roanoke is organized by TAP's Women's Resource Center.
These T-Shirts are designed by family members, friends, and concerned citizens.
They stress the need to stop domestic violence in America.
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((ELLEN BROWN/TAP ORGANIZER: IT'S STRENGTHENING, IT'S HEALING, FELLOWSHIP, IT'S SUPPORT. IT'S PART OF THE HEALING PROCESS TO KNOW THAT OTHER PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ABUSED AND LOST THEIR COURAGE OR LOST THEIR SPIRIT BUT THEY'RE HERE TO JOIN TOGETHER AND SAY WE CAN DO IT. ))
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The festivities also included a celebration with music, song, and praise.
Despite campaigns like this one, some believe the O-J Simpson trial will make it harder for victims to come forward.
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((DARLENE YOUNG/TURNING POINT SHELTER: I FELT LIKE IT'S A SETBACK JUST BECAUSE I'M AFRAID IT'LL SEND A MESSAGE TO MEN THAT YOU CAN KILL YOUR WOMEN AND GET BY WILL IT. ))
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Speakers vow they will aggressively educate the public and legislators about domestic violence.
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Transportation-Funding


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Senator John Warner says Virginia soon will get 150 MILLION dollars for transportation projects, despite congressional delays in passing a required highway bill.
The Republican said yesterday in Lexington he plans to deliver a check to Governor Allen for Virginia's share of the proposed six-point-five BILLION dollar National Highway System.

2-scores


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Baseball's first round of playoffs could conclude tonight.
Cleveland and the New York Yankees are each one victory away from an American League showdown, while Atlanta and Cincinnati can wrap up their playoffs with home wins.
Let's take a look at tonight's schedule.
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(Live Interview)



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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look a today's top stories.
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Hurricane Opal has the dubious honor of being the second most expensive storm to strike Florida.
Estimates put the damage along the Gulf Coast in the two-billion dollar range.
The number of deaths attributed to the storm has hit sixteen.
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Today may be a critical day for Northern California firefighters.
They hope higher humidity and calmer winds will allow them to get the upper hand on a series of fires that have burned over 14-thousand acres.. and destroyed over 40 homes.
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President Clinton announces a peace plan, with muscle, to end the fighting in the former Yugoslavia.
A ceasefire is suppose to begin in four days.. and be followed by a peace conference in the United States.
If and when an accord is reached.. it will be enforced by U-S troops.
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And that's what's making news on this Friday October 6th.
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Stay with us. The News is next. larry-Hello
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OPAL


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Thousands of Florida residents had to spend their second night in shelters thanks to Hurricane Opal.
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They hope to return home today.
Opal is blamed for at least 16 deaths and has caused an estimated one point eight billion dollars in damage.
It's the second- costliest storm in Florida history.
Hurricane Andrew inflicted 17 billion dollars in damage three years ago.
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Meanwhile, Tropical Storm ``Pablo,'' the 16th named storm of the season, has formed off the African coast.
It's not considered a threat right now, but forecasters say people should pay attention.

Flooding


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Opal brought high winds and heavy rains to western Virginia, but the threat of any SERIOUS damage in our area faded as the remnants of the storm moved north.
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Ernest Murphy did NOT let a little rain keep him away from the Roanoke River.
While Opal brought periods of heavy rain, MOST of the region's rivers and streams stayed within their banks.
High winds threatened trees and power lines, but APCO reported only scattered outages.
Still, state agriculture experts say the storm may be a mixed blessing for Virginia's farmers.
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((BOB BASS/VA. AGRICULTURE STATISTICS SERVICE: FARMERS HAVE GOT PEANUTS DUG AND LAYING ON TOP OF THE GROUND. THE COTTON BOLLS ARE OPEN. IT WILL INFECT THE QUALITY OF THE COTTON. THE HARVEST WILL BE SLOWED DOWN. SO THESE RAINS, ALTHOUGH WE ARE DEFICIT FOR THE YEAR, ARE BENEFICIAL FROM SOME PEOPLE'S POINT OF VIEW, BUT NOT FROM FARMERS'.))
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The New River was expected to crest near Galax at 11 feet. That's TWO feet above flood stage.
Police in Galax report NO serious problems this morning.
Meantime, West Point has some major problems as it cleans up from a tornado.
The twister spun across a field at West Point Municipal Airport, throwing private planes and ripping roofing from a building.
Damage was estimated at 150-thousand dollars.
A tornado was also sighted in Isle of Wight County.

wildfires


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Thousands of California firefighters are battling another natural disaster, wildfires.
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They are trying to keep a massive blaze from spreading into the northern California town of Inverness.
The blaze has already destroyed some 40 homes and scorched some 95-hundred acres.
The blaze was started by an illegal camp fire.
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Earthquake


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A strong earthquake has shaken the Alaskan interior.
Scientists put the quake's preliminary magnitude at six-point-two and say it was centered about 30 miles northwest of Fairbanks.
There are no reports of injuries or damage.
Earthquakes are NOT unusual in the Alaskan interior, but this one was exceptionally powerful.

ISRAEL


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The Israeli parliament has accepted Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's peace plan with the P-L-O.
That gives the Palestinian Organization control over West Bank cities, and ends 28 years of Israeli occupation.
More than 20-thousand protesters marched on the parliament to condemning the agreement.

Bosnia


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The warring factions in Bosnia are moving ONE step closer to peace.
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Yesterday, President Clinton announced that U-S diplomats WON agreement from Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia for a CEASE fire, starting Tuesday, and a PEACE conference later this month in Washington.
The plan would eventually involve U-S troops.
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Pope


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Pope John Paul the second offered a mass to some 80-thousand rain-soaked worshippers at Giants Staduim last night.
The Pontiff called on America to rid itself of what he called the 'moral blight' of abortion and euthanasia.
He should have nicer weather for this morning's open-air mass in New York City.
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Shuttle


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It's a NO-GO for the space shuttle.
NASA says Columbia's liftoff has been pushed back until at least tomorrow morning, while a hydraulic problem is corrected.
Liftoff is already more than a week late -- thanks to a leaky valve, and to Hurricane Opal.

3-Sports


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In sports, Steve Mason takes a look at this weekend's college football lineup.
Good morning.
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Birthdays
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Three-Larry


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Fatal


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State Police say a man LYING on a road in Henry County was struck and killed last night.
36-year-old Henry Lee Hairston, of Bassett, was struck on route 6-73.
He was taken to Memorial Hospital in Martinsville where he DIED a short time later.
(Ca-net-ah)Connetta Akridge was driving the van that hit Hairston.
Akridge has NOT been charged.
State Police are still investigating the accident.

Supreme-Court


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The U-S Supreme Court will decide whether or not
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Virginia Military Institute can remain all-male, even if the state offers a separate program for women.
The court agreed yesterday to hear two appeals, one from the Clinton administration and one from Virginia officials.
Virginia argues V-M-I should remain all-male in order to preserve its educational goals.
SUPER=03-Craig Co./File Tape;


The Justice Department says the W-WIL program established at Mary Baldwin College reflects the "separate but equal" kind of discrimination seen in the years of segregation.
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In a written statement V-M-I's Superintendent Josiah Bunting says he's confident the high court will side with V-M-I as part of an effort to uphold, quote "Virginia's outstanding higher-education system."
Mary Baldwin's President says: "we welcome the scrutiny."

Pulaski-Gun


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Pulaski school officials have suspended a SIXTH- grader INDEFINITELY for allegedly bringing a gun and ammunition to school.
Several students reported SEEING the weapon at Dublin Middle School on Tuesday, and a PARENT told the principal.
The student faces possible EXPLUSION for a YEAR under a NEW policy that went into effect at the START of the school year.
Police are also investigating the incident.

Razor


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Meanwhile in Martinsville Tuesday, a 13-year-old middle school student on a school bus allegedly threatened a younger classmate with a razor blade.
The suspect allegedly shoved the classmate and demanded money.
The classmate was not injured.
A few minutes later, the 13- year- old allegedly cut a high school student on the lip.
But police say the cut was minor and they believe it was an accident.
Police say the teenager has been charged with attempted robbery by force.




Juvenile-Justice


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Governor Allen is using the murder of Wythe County Deputy Sheriff Cliff Decker to make an argument for a tough NEW set of proposals to deal with juvenile criminals.
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The Governor received the reform recommendations from a bi-partisan commission yesterday.
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Included in them: boot camps and military schools for young offenders, opening juvenile courts to the public, requiring schools to notify parents of violence and drugs, and automatically trying serious violent offenders age 14 and older as adults.
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((JIM GILMORE/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: THEY COMMIT ADULT CRIMES. THEY SHOULD SERVE ADULT TIME.))
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The Commission would like to see what it calls "violent predator" juveniles removed from the detention centers.
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((JIM GILMORE/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: SO THAT ADEQUATE EDUCATIONAL AND CORRECTIONAL METHODS CAN BE EMPLOYED AND THE COMMONWEALTH CAN SAVE THOSE THOSE CHILDREN WHO CAN BE SAVED. RATHER THAN JUST LUMPING THEM TOGETHER IN A SYSTEM THAT IN MANY CASES SPAWNS BETTER CRIMINALS RATHER THAN BETTER CHILDREN.))
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The public gets four chances to speak out on the proposals.
One of those will be October 24th in Roanoke City Council chambers.

Domestic-Violence


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In Virginia fifty-two thousand women and children are victims of domestic violence every year.
Ron Jones reports some of those victims were in Roanoke last night to offer each other support and hope.
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(( October is Domestic Violence month.
These T-Shirts represent victims of violence.
They are designed by family members, friends, and concerned citizens to stress the need to stop domestic violence in America.
This annual tribute is organized by TAP's Women's Resource Center.
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((ELLEN BROWN/TAP ORGANIZER: IT'S STRENGTHENING, IT'S HEALING, FELLOWSHIP, IT'S SUPPORT. IT'S PART OF THE HEALING PROCESS TO KNOW THAT OTHER PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ABUSED AND LOST THEIR COURAGE OR LOST THEIR SPIRIT BUT THEY'RE HERE TO JOIN TOGETHER AND SAY WE CAN DO IT.))
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The festivities also included a celebration with music, song, and praise.
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But despite this campaign some believe the OJ Simpson trial will make it harder.
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((DARLENE YOUNG/TURNING POINT SHELTER: I FELT LIKE IT'S A SETBACK JUST BECAUSE I'M AFRAID IT'LL SEND A MESSAGE TO MEN THAT YOU CAN KILL YOUR WOMEN AND GET BY WILL IT.))
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But, the speakers vowed not to give up.
They say they will aggressively educate the public and legislators about this epidemic.
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((LIN EDILICH: IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO FEEL THAT YOU CAN COME TOGETHER WITH PEOPLE WHO'VE EXPERIENCED THE SAME THINGS THAT YOU HAVE. TO FEEL THE SUPPORT AND SISTERHOOD IF YOU WILL.))
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They ended their event with a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the victims and as a symbol of hope. NAT SOUND (Amazing Grace-Music underneath in the close)
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Ron Jones, News Seven, Roanoke.))

4-scores


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The first round of the major league playoffs could wrap up tonight.
Cleveland and the New York Yankees are each one victory away from an American League showdown, while Atlanta and Cincinnati can wrap up their playoffs with home wins.
Let's take a look at tonight's schedule.
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