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Hurricane Roxanne roars across Mexico's resort Island of Cozumel.
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And the F-B-I continues to search for clues in Monday's deadly Amtrak derailment. wx-head
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Hurricane


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Hurricane Rroxanne pummelled Mexico's resort coast last night.. moving ashore with sustained winds of 110 miles an hour.
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Thousands of tourists were evacuated from more exposed hotels and beaches.
The tenth hurricane of the season was upgraded to a dangerous category-3 hurricane yesterday.
Roxanne's winds have dropped as it moves over land.
But the storm should strengthen when it moves over the Gulf of Mexico this afternoon.
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amtrak


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Investigators are confident they will catch the people behind Monday's Amtrak derailment that killed one person and injured more than seventy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hyder, AZ;


A letter found on the scene was signed "Sons of Gestapo", raising fears the sabotage was the work of anti-government extremists.
Federal investigators have broadened their search to cover a mile square area surrounding the crash.
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They are not commenting on another incident that happened in Phoenix, a day after the train derailment.
A truck driver said he woke up to see something suspicious.
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((BURT JOHNSON/TRUCKER: I HEARD SOME TYPE OF NOISE AND RAN OUT TO SEE A COUPLE OF SUSPICIOUS LOOKING PEOPLE CARRYING SOMETHING HEAVY FROM THE TRACKS.))
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By the time the police got there the two men were gone, but the F-B-I did take away some evidence.

murder


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A man FORMERLY from Danville has been arrested in a South Carolina prison.
He was charged with a FIVE- year- old murder from Pittsylvania County.
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42- year old Thomas Alvin Martin was led into the Chatham jail last night.
He is accused of killing 41- year old Paul Nathaniel Deshazor of Ringgold.
Police discovered Deshazor's car burning on September 7th, 1990-- near
(Bras-ville) Brosville.


Six days later, Deshazor's body was discovered nearby.
Authorities say he'd been shot several times.
Police are NOT elaborating on what led to the arrest.
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Martin was serving time in a South Carolina federal prison on a firearms charge.

Selena


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In Houston, a six-man, six-woman jury has been seated to hear the case of the woman accused of murdering pop singer Selena.
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The jurors will return to court this morning... to hear opening statements from lawyers in the case of Yolanda Sal-divar.
She is the former Selena fan club president charged with the March 31st slaying of the Grammy Award-winning artist at a Corpus Christi motel.
Defense attorneys will try to show the shooting was an accident.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE/

Menendez


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And opening statements begin today in the Menendez Brother's re-trial.
Eric and Lyle are accused of killing their parents in 19-89 in their Beverly Hills mansion.
In their first trial two years ago they had separate juries and both panels could not reach a verdict.
This time there will be one jury and no cameras in the courtoom.
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NOW, a juror in ANOTHER high profile murder trial is speaking out.

Simpson


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Anise Aschenbach is one of two jurors who originally voted to convict O-J Simpson.
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She tells the ``Whittier Daily News'' she believes Simpson probably killed his ex-wife and her friend, but she says the circumstantial evidence wasn't strong enough.
Simpson offers his first televised interview tonight.
The National Organization for Women plans a protest -- one NOW official calls the interview an ``infomerical'' on Simpson's career.
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1-Sports


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And now with the latest on the Major League Playoff Series, here's Mike Stevens and sports.
Good morning.
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One-Larry


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(Live Interview)



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L'burg-Council


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Lynchburg has FINALLY settled on a plan to beautify its riverfront, in the hopes of attracting NEW business downtown.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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(( Admittedly, Lynchburg's riverfront area isn't much to look at now, but that should all change within the next few years.
City Council Tuesday night approved the "Riverfront Master Plan" which will put bike trails, amphitheaters and landscaped green areas where vacant lots and railroad tracks sit today.
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((JOE FREEMAN/LYNCH'S FERRY AUTHORITY: WHAT WE REALLY WANT TO DO IS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE RIVER AS A NATURAL SETTING. THIS PLAN DOES THAT, I THINK IT'S WHAT PEOPLE LIKE, IT'S WHAT THEY COME DOWN TO THE RIVER FESTIVAL FOR AND WE WANT TO ENHANCE THAT FOR PEOPLE.))
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The city already has federal grant money in hand to buy up vacant railroad property, and convert other land into a series of bike trails.
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((So residents can expect to see some major changes along Lynchburg's riverfront within a year, and economic development officials say that should also translate into big opportunities just a few blocks away.))
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((RICHARD JACQUES/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR: THAT'S ALWAYS BEEN THE STRATEGY OVERALL IS THAT WHEN THE CITY BEGINS TO PUT ITS MONEY INTO INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS, IT HELPS TO SHOW THE FAITH, IF YOU WILL, IN THAT AREA. THE PRIVATE SECTOR WILL FOLLOW THROUGH WITH INVESTMENTS ON ITS OWN, MUCH LIKE IT'S DONE IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA.))
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Jacques expects the city to acquire the necessary property by the end of the year.
Construction and grading should get underway by next spring.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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In other action last night, Lynchburg city council voted unanimously to allow Halifax County to participate in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail project.

debate


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State Senator Madison Marye of Shawsville and Republican challenger Patrick Cupp faced off in a debate at Virginia Tech last night.
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Both state senate candidates challenged each other on everything from welfare reform to abortion rights and parental notification.
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((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D- SHAWSVILLE: A CHILD THAT REALLY LOVES THEIR PARENTS, OR MAYBE FEARS THEIR PARENTS WILL PUT OFF GOING, GOING, AND GOING UNTIL SHE ENDANGERS HER LIFE OR MAYBE HER PREGNANCY. )) ((PATRICK CUPP/R- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: I DO FEEL VERY STRONGLY THAT A PARENT HAS THE RIGHT TO KNOW IF THERE IS AN ABORTION FOR THEIR 14, 15, 16 YEAR OLD CHILD. IT'S INCONCEIVABLE TO ME THAT ANYONE WOULD TAKE THAT RIGHT AWAY FROM THE PARENT. ))
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The audience kept bringing the candidates back to the topic of higher education.
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((PATRICK CUPP/R- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: I'VE TOLD THE GOVERNOR THIS. I WOULD NOT HAVE SUPPORTED CUTS TO VIRGINIA TECH AND THE EXTENSION SERVICE. I DON'T KNOW HOW CLEARER I COULD BE ON THE MATTER.))
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Cupp accused incumbent Senator Marye of approving cuts during the Wilder administration--
But Marye says cuts made then were a result of the recession.
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((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D- SHAWSVILLE: AND CUTS WERE MADE AND HAD TO BE MADE AND THEY WERE MADE TO THE BONE. AND HERE WE'VE GOT ANOTHER ADMINISTRATION WITH A RISING ECONOMY WHO CONTINUE TO WANT TO CUT AND CUT AND CUT TO THE BONE. ))
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The mood of the debate kept changing from light hearted to antagonistic, as the candidates sometimes accused each other of not having their facts straight.
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Politicians have been pointing to November's legislative elections as a watershed of sorts for the state...

Voter-Registration


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...but that apparently has failed to catch the interest of voters.
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Yesterday was the deadline for registration.
Registrars throughout the state say fewer voters have bothered to register than in 19-91, the last time the 140 General Assembly seats were up for grabs.
According to the latest numbers from state officials, about 20-thousand fewer voters registered this year.
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Nazi-Apology


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A state senator from Winchester has CHANGED his mind and apologized for comparing Virginia Democrats to NAZIS.
Republican Senator Russ Potts had likened the Democratic party campaign in Virginia to the "big lie" propaganda campaign of Nazi Germany.
Potts NOW calls those remarks "insensitive" and "a poor analogy."
Potts initially told Democrats he would NOT apologize.

2-scores


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In sports, the Seattle Mariners took the opener of the American League Championship Series.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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Two-Larry


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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Hurricane Roxanne prepares to enter the Gulf of Mexico after coming ashore on the Yucatan Peninsula.
The category three storm spared the resort city of Cancun but there is still no word from Cozumel, which took a direct hit.
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The F-B-I is asking the public for help in finding whoever was behind the Amtrak train derailment in Arizona.
Meanwhile, federal agents are looking for two men who may have tried to derail another train in Phoenix.
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And a Roanoke T-V station and one of its reporters are the target of slander suit filed by a dog grooming business.
Puppyland says they were wrongly accused by the station and a former employee of abusing animals.
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And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, October 11th.
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News 7 Mornin will return. DOn't go away.

roxanne


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Hurricane Roxanne pounded Mexico's resort coast last night, moving ashore with sustained winds of 110 miles an hour.
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Thousands of tourists were evacuated from more exposed hotels and beaches.
The tenth hurricane of the season was upgraded to a dangerous category-3 hurricane yesterday.
Forecasters say Roxanne is weakening over land, but is expected to pick up strength again later today when it emerges over the Gulf of Mexico.
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Train-derailment


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The F-B-I is calling on the public for help in its investigation of the Amtrak train derailment in Arizona that killed one person and injured dozens.
A spokeswoman says the bureau is assigning 100 agents to answer calls on a 24-hour hotline.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hyder, AZ;


A letter found on the scene was signed Sons of Gestapo, raising fears the sabotage was the work of anti-government extremists.
Federal investigators have broadened their search to cover a mile square area surrounding the crash.
SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ;


And they're NOT commenting on another incident that happened in Phoenix, a day after the train derailment.
A truck driver said he woke up to see something suspicious.
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By the time the police got there the two men were gone, but the F-B-I did take away some evidence.

Bosnia


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Another delay in the U-S-brokered cease-fire in Bosnia.
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The Bosnian government says the electricity has NOT been restored properly in Sarajevo, as it had demanded.
SUPER=03-Mrkonjic Grad, Bosnia;


It's using the extra time to gain more land from Serb rebels on the battlefield.
Meantime, the U-N is replacing its top official in Bosnia because he was often at odds with military commanders due to his reluctance to use force.
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Puppyland


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The owner of a Roanoke dog grooming business has filed a 16- million dollar lawsuit AGAINST a former employee and Roanoke television station W-S-L-S.
The former worker accused Puppyland owner Chris Benson of ABUSING his customers' pets.
But Benson says he was slandered.
His suit names the former employee, Channel 10 and its reporter Kris Lloyd.
Ron Jones has the story.
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(( Chris Benson opened Puppyland in 1971.
Last month he was accused by a former employee of abusing and killing his client's pets.
Former employee, Amy Martin, says she witnessed the abuse for two and a half years.
Benson denies the accusations and says Martin is just a disgruntled employee trying to ruin him.
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((CHRIS BENSON/PUPPYLAND OWNER: APPARENTLY SHE'S GOT AN AX TO GRIND WITH ME AND THIS IS WHAT'S HAPPENED.))
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Benson says the friction began when he discovered Martin gave his customer list to a competitor.
He says when he asked her about it-- she walked off the job and went to work for that competitor.
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((AMY MARTIN/FORMER EMPLOYEE: WELL, THAT'S NOT TRUE, THE DAY I ENDED UP QUITTING THERE I LEFT EARLY AND HE CALLED ME AT HOME AND WE GOT INTO IT OVER THE PHONE. I QUIT AT THE MOMENT, I DID NOT PLAN IT SO I HAD NO CHANCE OF GETTING ANY OF THE FILES.))
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Martin sticks with her story that Benson abused the animals.
Benson is now suing Martin for slander. Also named in the lawsuit are W-S-L-S, and reporter Kris Lloyd.
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STAND UP
But are the charges true?
We spoke with someone who says his dog did die at Puppyland. But we also spoke with those who were pleased with the service.
Benson's attorney accuses W-S-L-S of jumping the gun without getting all the facts.
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((BARRY M. TATEL/PUPPYLAND ATTORNEY: AS A RESULT OF THOSE NEWS BROADCAST MR. BENSON AND PUPPYLAND HAS SUFFERED IRREPARABLE DAMAGE TO THEIR REPUTATION, TO THEIR BUSINESS, TO THEIR STANDING IN THE COMMUNITY.))
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Animal Control Officers say their investigation of Puppyland is still ongoing.
Amy Martin refuses to comment on the law suit and W-S-L-S officials says they may respond at a later date.
And Puppyland's attorneys say they'll seek the truth in court.
Ron Jones, News Seven, Roanoke.))
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And there's more controversy involving some pets in Vinton...

Vinton-Pigs


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...it's the continuing saga of three pot-bellied pigs owned by Emma and Gerald Saunders.
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Town officials have given the Saunders family until tommorow to remove the animals from their property.
The Saunders successfully challenged the town's animal control ordinance in August.
But last week town council amended the law and added pigs to the list of prohibited pets.
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((EMMA SAUNDERS/VINTON RESIDENT: THE KIDS ARE GOING TO MARCH ON SATURDAY AND I'M HOPING PEOPLE OUT THERE COME OUT AND FIGHT FOR THESE PIGS, BECAUSE TODAY IT'S MY PIGS. TOMORROW IT COULD BE YOUR'S.))
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The family is planning another appeal to town council on Tuesday, but it appears that the dispute is headed back to court.
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3-Sports


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In sports, Mike Stevens takes a look at local hockey, college soccer, and and racing -- WATER BUFFALO racing, that is.
Good morning.
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Birthdays
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Three-Larry


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pitts-murder


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A South Carolina prison inmate has been charged with a five- year- old murder in Pittsylvania County.
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42- year old Thomas Alvin Martin, formerly of Danville, was taken to the Chatham jail last night.
He is accused of killing 41- year old Paul Nathaniel Deshazor of Ringgold.
Police discovered Deshazor's car burning on September 7th, 1990-- near
(Bras-ville) Brosville.


Six days later Deshazor's body was discovered nearby.
Authorities say he'd been shot several times.
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((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF: THE STATE POLICE WITH THE ASSISTANCE FROM PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REALLY CONDUCTED A FIVE YEAR INVESTIGATION OF THIS AND MY HATS TO THE STATE POLICE AND TO ALL THE OFFICERS WHO WORKED ON THIS, TO BREAK A CASE THIS OLD AND NOW BE ABLE TO PUT SOMEONE IN JAIL FOR IT. J. R. RUHLAND/VA. STATE POLICE: ANYTIME THAT YOU HAVE A CASE THAT GOES OVER THIS PERIOD OF TIME, YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH YOUR WITNESSES REMEMBERING WHAT HAD OCCURRED THE NIGHT OF THE OFFENCE BUT ONCE YOU GET EVERYONE TOGETHER AND THE INTERVIEWS TAKE PLACE THEN YOU KIND OF TICKLE THEIR MEMORY AND THEY CAN REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED.))
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Police are NOT elaborating on what led to the arrest.
Martin was serving time in a South Carolina federal prison on a firearms charge.

Miles


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A Richmond police officer has been CLEARED of criminal wrongdoing for fatally shooting a man from Danville.
A grand jury made the decision yesterday.
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Officer Jeffrey Miles shot 21- year- old Marco Loney August 24th after a traffic stop.
Miles said he thought Loney was carrying a gun-- but NO weapon was found.
SUPER=@File;


A special prosecutor for the case says Miles had GOOD reason to fear for his life when he shot Loney.
Witnesses said Loney fled from police-- then reached into his waistband, appearing to grab a gun.
Officer Miles STILL faces a police review of the incident.
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lawsuit


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TAPE# 95-81
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The owner of a Roanoke dog grooming business has filed a 16- million dollar lawsuit against one of his former employees and Roanoke television station W-S-L-S.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The former employee, Amy Martin, accused Puppyland owner Chris Benson of abusing and killing his customers' pets.
She says she witnessed the abuse for two and a half years.
But Benson claims he was slandered.
His suit names Martin, Channel 10, and its reporter Kris Lloyd.
Benson opened Puppyland in 19-71.
He denies the accusations and says Martin is just a disgruntled employee.
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((CHRIS BENSON/PUPPYLAND OWNER: APPARENTLY SHE'S GOT AN AX TO GRIND WITH ME AND THIS IS WHAT'S HAPPENED.))
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Benson says the friction began when he discovered Martin gave his customer list to a competitor.
He says when he asked her about it-- she walked off the job and went to work for that competitor.
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((AMY MARTIN/FORMER EMPLOYEE: WELL, THAT'S NOT TRUE, THE DAY I ENDED UP QUITTING THERE I LEFT EARLY AND HE CALLED ME AT HOME AND WE GOT INTO IT OVER THE PHONE. I QUIT AT THE MOMENT, I DID NOT PLAN IT SO I HAD NO CHANCE OF GETTING ANY OF THE FILES.))
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Martin sticks with her story that Benson abused the animals.
News 7 reporter Ron Jones talked to one person who said his dog died at Puppyland.
He also talked to those who were pleased with the service.
Benson's attorney accuses W-S-L-S of jumping the gun without getting all the facts.
Animal Control Officers say their investigation of Puppyland is still ongoing.
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plan


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TAPE#95-89
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Lynchburg has selected a plan to enhance it's waterfront.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Last night, city Council approved the "Riverfront Master Plan" which will put bike trails, amphitheaters and landscaped green areas where vacant lots and railroad tracks sit today.
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((JOE FREEMAN/LYNCH'S FERRY AUTHORITY: WHAT WE REALLY WANT TO DO IS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE RIVER AS A NATURAL SETTING. THIS PLAN DOES THAT, I THINK IT'S WHAT PEOPLE LIKE, IT'S WHAT THEY COME DOWN TO THE RIVER FESTIVAL FOR AND WE WANT TO ENHANCE THAT FOR PEOPLE.))
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The city already has federal grant money to buy vacant railroad property, and convert other land into a series of bike trails.
Economic development officials say the city should be able to acquire the necessary property by the end of the year.
They predict this will translate into big business opportunities just a few blocks away.
Construction should begin by next spring.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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In other action last night, Lynchburg city council voted unanimously to allow Halifax County to participate in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail project.

Justice-House


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TAPE# 95-82
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Some low-income Roanokers are in- the- dark about WHY their electricity has been cut-off.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke


Residents of the Justice House are WITHOUT power because the bills have NOT been paid.
About 50 people live at the Justice House... and that includes children and infants.
Many of the adults are on fixed incomes, and buy their groceries only at the beginning of the month.
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SOT 14:28:29
IN Q=We have no

((JODY MATCHETT/JUSTICE HOUSE RESIDENT: WE HAVE NO ELECTRICITY OR NOTHING. THERE'S PEOPLE HERE ON DISABILITY AND WHEELCHAIRS AND PEOPLE THAT HAVE KIDS. THEY'RE GOING TO LOSE THEIR FOOD AND EVERYTHING. ))
SUPER=01-Jody Matchett/Justice House Resident;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=food and everything.
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VO-NAT


Appalachian Power would NOT comment on whether the electricity would be restored, but a spokesman did say the account was delinquent.
Justice House is owned by the Virginia Mennonite Board of Missions in Harrisonburg.
Our phone calls to the board and the board's attorney were not returned.
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4-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=nl championship playoffs


In sports, Atlanta took game one of the National League Championship series in Cincinnati.
For that score and more, let's go to the scoreboards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=92-Atlanta/==2/Cincinnati/==1;



SUPER=91-Seattle/==3/Cleveland/==2;


SUPER=103-Dallas/==7/Calgary/==3//Los Angeles/==5/Chicago/==5; SUPER=103-Toronto/==7/NY Islanders/==3//St. Louis/==5/Edmonton/==3;