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HEADLINES

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Hurricane Bertha keeps rolling toward the East Coast, and forecasters are hanging out the danger signs,
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and Famed attorney Melvin Belli (BEH'-ly) has died at his San Francisco home. wx-head
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News 7 Mornin' is next.

BERTHA


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Hurricane Bertha may take a swipe at the southeast coast.
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A tropical storm WARNING has been posted for most of Florida's Atlantic coast,
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with hurricane WATCHES in effect from Georgia to the North Carolina- Virginia state line.
Forecasters say Bertha should swing toward the north today, avoiding a direct hit but still blowing dangerous winds.
The storm is blamed for four deaths in the Carribean.
Beth will have more on the hurricane later in the newscast.
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Overby


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A judge spares the life of a 28 year-old Montgomery County man.
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SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Scott Overby could've been sentenced to die for strangling, raping and mutilating his estranged wife, Sheila Stafford.
Instead he got life without parole-
Montgomery County circuit Judge Ray Grubbs said the forgiveness of some of Stafford's family was a major factor.
But he made it clear Overby deserves to pay.
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((RAY GRUBBS/MONTGOMERY CO. CIRCUIT JUDGE: YOUR VIOLENCE UNDERMINES THE VERY FABRIC OF A CIVILIZED SOCIETY. YOU HAVE INTRUDED UPON ONE'S UNDENIABLE RIGHT TO LIVE OUT ONE'S LIFE IN PEACE. ))
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Some of Stafford's family said Overby should've received more help when he sought treatment for alcoholism and depression before the killing.
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((HARRY STAFFORD, JR./VICTIM'S BROTHER: THE BRUTALITY OF IT, JUST THE COLDNESS OF IT I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND. BUT I FEEL MAYBE IF SOMEBODY HAD KEPT MR. OVERBY UNDER WRAPS, PUT HIM AWAY FOR A MONTH OR SO AND LET THE SITUATION COOL OFF, MAYBE WE MIGHT NOT BE HERE TODAY. ))
SUPER=01-Harry Stafford Jr./Victim's Brother;
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Overby pled guilty to the charges in April.
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VA-Militia


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About 80 people turned out last night for the first widely advertised rally of the Virginia Citizens Militia in Richmond.
Organizers say it's part of the growing "patriot movement" in Virginia.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SUPER=01-J.J. Johnson/National Militia Activist; :12
SUPER=01-Nancy Lord/Citizen Defense League; :29
SUPER=01-Douglas Jeffreys/Va. Citizens Militia; 1:00
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(( They don't like federal agents, they don't like the UN, and they don't really like the media.
But so far they tolerate all three -- and that's what unites an otherwise very diverse group of citizens.
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((J.J. JOHNSON/NATIONAL MILITIA ACTIVIST: ANY FIREARMS THAT YOU SO PROUDLY WENT TO THOSE GUN SHOWS AND BOUGHT ARE NOT TO BE USED AS ORNAMENTS OVER THE FIREPLACE. THEY'RE TO BE USED TO DEFEND LIBERTY.))
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A former Libertarian vice-presidential candidate is the lawyer for the Georgia militia members arrested for explosive and conspiracy charges several weeks ago.
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((NANCY LORD/CITIZEN DEFENSE LEAGUE: EVERY WEEK WE HEAR OF ANOTHER ARMED RAID ON CITIZENS WHO HARMED NO ONE. IF THERE'S ANY CRIME AT ALL, IT'S THE CRIME OF DISRESPECTING THE GOVERNMENT.))
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Paranoid and proud of it might be the motto.
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((ALL OF YOU THAT WALKED IN THE FRONT DOOR WERE FILMED FROM THAT BOOTH ACROSS THE STREET.))
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((ARE THE SAME PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING FOR THE POWER GRAB IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. ARE THE SAME FACES OR THE DESCENDANTS OF THOSE FACES THE SAME PEOPLE THAT WAS BEHIND THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION?))
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((DOUGLAS JEFFREYS/VA. CITIZENS MILITIA: I FELT IT WAS A GREAT TURNOUT. I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE COME WERE FEARFUL. OBVIOUSLY WE HAD PEOPLE OUT THERE MONITORING THE PARKING LOT. LICENSE PLATES WERE WRITTEN DOWN. EVERYBODY WAS PHOTOGRAPHED, CAMERAED. AND IT'S OBVIOUS THAT PEOPLE ARE SCARED TO COME OUT IN PUBLIC AND VOICE THEIR OPINION.))
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((THIS MAY BE THE MOST VISIBLE MEETING THE VIRGINIA CITIZENS MILITIA OR ANY OTHER MILITIA IN VIRGINIA HAS EVER HAD. ORGANIZERS SAY IT'S JUST A BEGINNING. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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wage


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The Senate has approved a 90-cent an hour increase in the minimum wage.
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But before workers will see a change in their paychecks, the Senate bill will have to be reconciled with the House version.
President Clinton is urging Congress to quickly send him the bill for his signature.
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Melvin-Belli


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The feisty and flamboyant Melvin Bell-i has died in San Francisco.
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The lawyer dubbed the "King of Torts," battled a variety of headline generating cases during his career-- from Jack Ruby to Jim and Tammy Bakker, to victims of the Bhopal, India toxic gas disaster.
He had been ill with pancreatic cancer and had suffered a stroke last week.
Bell-i was 88.
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1-Sports


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In sports --
The National League wins its third straight All-Star game.
Steve Mason has the highlights.
Good morning Steve.
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Fire-Cuts


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Union members at Roanoke's City Fire Department say the Chief's plans may jeopardize public safety.
But the Chief says the union's just devising a scare tactic-
Ron Jones has more.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Jim Grigsby/Roanoke City Fire Chief; :19
SUPER=@Ron1; :34
SUPER=04-File Tape; :46
SUPER=01-Mike Hanks/Roanoke Fire Assoc. Secretary; :54
SUPER=01-Richard Sarver/Roanoke Fire Assoc. President; 1:15
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(( Union members and their chief don't see eye to eye.
The chief wants to consolidate some fire houses and lose twenty plus positions through attrition.
He'd fill the vacancies by retraining EMS personnel as firefighters-- saving taxpayers almost a million dollars.
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((JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE CITY FIRE CHIEF: WHATEVER WE COME UP WITH SHOULD BE AT LEAST AS GOOD IF NOT BETTER SERVICE DELIVERY SYSTEMS TO CITIZENS. THAT IN OUR BUSINESS RESPONSE TIMES MEAN A WHOLE LOT. SO THAT WE WOULD NOT JEOPARDIZE OR REDUCE TIMES TO THE CITIZENS BOTH FIRE AND EMS SERVICE DELIVERY.))
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((THE FIRE CHIEF SAYS HE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THE FUSS IS ALL ABOUT-- HE SAYS THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF FIREFIGHTERS IN THE FUTURE AND RESPONSE TIME WON'T BE COMPROMISED-- BUT UNION MEMBERS SAY THEY DON'T BELIEVE IT.))
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They say money maybe saved-- but not lives.
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((MIKE HANKS/ROANOKE FIRE ASSOC. SECRETARY: WE ARE LOOKING TO HAVE NEW STATIONS. HOWEVER, WE FEEL THAT THE PRICE THAT WE'LL HAVE TO PAY IS WITH THESE ADDITIONAL INJURIES. INJURES TO THE PUBLIC-- INCREASED PROPERTY DAMAGE IS TO HIGH A PRICE TO PAY.))
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And what about re-trained EMS personnel?
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((RICHARD SARVER/ROANOKE FIRE ASSOC. PRESIDENT: WE FEEL LIKE THE EMS HAS THEIR OWN RESPONSIBILITY, THEY HAVE THEIR OWN JOB TO DO. AND THEY'LL BE OUT DOING THEIR THING AND THEY JUST WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BACK US UP IN FIRE PROTECTION.))
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But the chief says taxpayers have the last say so.
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((IT IS THEIR MONEY, WE ARE THEIR DEPARTMENT. AND WE ARE GOING TO LISTEN TO WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY.))
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Once a plan is developed-- it will move onto city council chambers.
Ron Jones, News Seven.

Danville-Police


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And while Roanoke may lose firefighters, Danville is making room for more than a dozen new police officers.
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The Department of Justice recently awarded the city more than a million dollars to hire 19-additional community police officers.
The new recruits will patrol Danville's streets and neighborhoods on foot.
City council voted to increase its property tax rate by a penny to raise the money needed in matching funds.
But Police Chief Neal Morris says everyone he's come in contact with has been supportive.
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((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF:WE HAVE NOT HEARD ANY NEGATIVE COMMENTS, EVERYTHING HAS BEEN REALLY POSITIVE EVEN THOUGHT THERE WAS A TAX INCREASE, MOST OF THE COMMENTS I'VE HEARD, PEOPLE SAY, THEY'RE WILLING TO PAY FOR THE PROTECTION. ))
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The Danville police department has already started advertising.
The grant will expire in three years at which time city council will decide how it plans to pay for the additional officers.
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Wastewater


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In other news from Danville--
The city's wastewater could become a precious commodity for Halifax county growers.
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SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


A plan is in the works to recycle Danville's biosolids, or what's commonly called sludge.
Instead of converting it into liquid form, it'll be turned into a cake-like form.
Officials say the new strategy will make the waste more useful to farmers-- and less offensive to residents.
While some residents expressed health concerns, several farmers say they welcome the recycled sludge as potential fertilizer.
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Officials expect to start building a new addition to the existing treatment plant by January.

Stars


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Turning now to sports --
The National League makes it three in a row -- beating the American League six to nothing in last night's All Star game.
But before the game Cal Ripken suffered a broken nose.
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During a photo session, Chicago White Sox reliever Roberto Hernandez slips and accidentally elbows Cal on the nose.
Ripken was treated and did in fact go on to start the game.
And the National League went on to bruise Cal and the American League.
Mike Piazza was the top star of the night connecting on a homerun and an R-B-I Double.
He takes the M-V-P award. John Smoltz gets the win. The National League leads the series 40 to 26.
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2headlines


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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As residents of the Caribbean clean-up from Hurricane Bertha, the Atlantic Coast prepares for its possible arrival.
Hurricane watches are posted from Georgia to Virginia.
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Grisly findings in Bosnia confirm the existence of mass graves.
Forensic experts found several bodies yesterday in the hills near Srebrenica.
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And a German tourist is found shot to death on Florida's West Coast.
He's the third foreign visitor to be killed in the Sunshine State this year.
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And that's what's making news on this Wednesday July 10th.
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HURRICANE


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Vacationers at East Coast beach resorts are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Bertha, which as of early today was giving a lashing to the Bahamas.
A tropical storm WARNING has been posted for most of Florida's Atlantic coast, with hurricane WATCHES in effect from Georgia to the North Carolina- Virginia state line.
Forecasters say Bertha should swing toward the north today, avoiding a direct hit but still blowing dangerous winds.
Dave Fehling has more from Miami.
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SUPER=03-Puerto Rico; :15
SUPER=03-West Palm Beach, FL; :24
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(( Along the carolina coast, a perfect day at the beach..but a storm named bertha threatens to change things for the worse.
Computer-generated predictions put the hurricane with its 110-mile an hour winds somewhere near the southeast coast line sometime friday.
Bertha's toll so far has been relatively light in the virgin islands and puerto rico. buildings lost roofs and trees got tossed onto roads but the most widespread damage was to vactioners. hundreds fled to the mainland.
They were joined by workers who live in the bahamas and who work for an american military contractor. seven hundered of them were airlifted to florida.
They're worried about the homes they left behind.
DANNY PETERS, EVACUATED WORKER:ITS RIGHT ON THE WATER, IF IT GETS REAL BAD IT MAY NOT BE THERE, ITS NOT MUCH OF A HOUSE.
Getting off easy are the people of south florida who had stocked up on supplies.
But they can still feel secure in the knowledge that they're prepared because while this storm may have missed them, there'll likely be others since hurricane season is just getting started.
Dave Fehling, CBS News Miami.))
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Beth will have more on the hurricane later in the newscast.

Scott-Overby


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A 28 year-old Montgomery County man escapes the death sentence.
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SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Scott Overby could've been sentenced to die for strangling, raping and mutilating his estranged wife, Sheila Stafford.
Instead he got life without parole-
Montgomery County circuit Judge Ray Grubbs said the forgiveness of some of Stafford's family was a major factor.
But he made it clear Overby deserves to pay.
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((RAY GRUBBS/MONTGOMERY CO. CIRCUIT JUDGE: YOUR VIOLENCE UNDERMINES THE VERY FABRIC OF A CIVILIZED SOCIETY. YOU HAVE INTRUDED UPON ONE'S UNDENIABLE RIGHT TO LIVE OUT ONE'S LIFE IN PEACE. ))
SUPER=01-Ray Grubbs/Montgomery Co. Circuit Judge;
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Some of Stafford's family said Overby should've received more help when he sought treatment for alcoholism and depression before the killing.
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SOT 12:59:19
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((HARRY STAFFORD, JR./VICTIM'S BROTHER: THE BRUTALITY OF IT, JUST THE COLDNESS OF IT I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND. BUT I FEEL MAYBE IF SOMEBODY HAD KEPT MR. OVERBY UNDER WRAPS, PUT HIM AWAY FOR A MONTH OR SO AND LET THE SITUATION COOL OFF, MAYBE WE MIGHT NOT BE HERE TODAY. ))
SUPER=01-Harry Stafford Jr./Victim's Brother;
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OUT Q=be here today.
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Overby pled guilty to the charges in April.
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tourist


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Another tourist is found dead in Florida.
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The bullet riddled body of a German man was found yesterday on a street near Fort Myers, Florida.
He was last seen alive Monday night and the silver Mercedes he was driving is now missing.
This is the third foreign visitor to be killed in Florida this year.
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wipe/wipe/wipe

ARREST


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In England police have arrested the man suspected of attacking a group of adults and toddlers in a school playground with a machete.
It happened Monday while the students and teachers were having a tea party.
Yesterday police in riot gear stormed the suspect's apartment which overlooked the school.
He's identified as 32-year-old Horrett Irving Cambell.
A three-year-old boy and a woman were seriously injured in the attack.
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BOSNIA


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Grisly evidence is accumulating that confirms the existence of mass graves in Bosnia.
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SUPER=03-Bosnia-Herzegovina;


Forensic experts found rotting corpses yesterday along with skeletons at two sites near Srebrenica.
Some seven thousand Muslims disappeared in the area a year ago after a Serb takeover.
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Meantime, the first U-S military hardware is on its way to Bosnia, to even up the odds should war break out again.
The 100-million-dollars worth of weapons, authoritized by President Clinton, is going to the Bosnian Federation army.

Militia


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About 80 of the true believers and the simply curious showed up last night in Richmond for the first widely advertised rally of the Virginia Citizens Militia.
Organizers say it's the tip of the iceberg of what they call a growing "patriot movement" in Virginia.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SUPER=01-J.J. Johnson/National Militia Activist; :12
SUPER=01-Nancy Lord/Citizen Defense League; :29
SUPER=01-Douglas Jeffreys/Va. Citizens Militia; 1:00
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:18
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

(( They don't like federal agents, they don't like the UN, and they don't really like the media.
But so far they tolerate all three -- and that's what unites an otherwise very diverse group of citizens.
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((J.J. JOHNSON/NATIONAL MILITIA ACTIVIST: ANY FIREARMS THAT YOU SO PROUDLY WENT TO THOSE GUN SHOWS AND BOUGHT ARE NOT TO BE USED AS ORNAMENTS OVER THE FIREPLACE. THEY'RE TO BE USED TO DEFEND LIBERTY.))
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A former Libertarian vice-presidential candidate is the lawyer for the Georgia militia members arrested for explosive and conspiracy charges several weeks ago.
sot tape one 07:10:36

((NANCY LORD/CITIZEN DEFENSE LEAGUE: EVERY WEEK WE HEAR OF ANOTHER ARMED RAID ON CITIZENS WHO HARMED NO ONE. IF THERE'S ANY CRIME AT ALL, IT'S THE CRIME OF DISRESPECTING THE GOVERNMENT.))
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Paranoid and proud of it might be the motto.
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((ALL OF YOU THAT WALKED IN THE FRONT DOOR WERE FILMED FROM THAT BOOTH ACROSS THE STREET.))
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NAT SOT TAPE THREE 08:33:22

((ARE THE SAME PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING FOR THE POWER GRAB IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. ARE THE SAME FACES OR THE DESCENDANTS OF THOSE FACES THE SAME PEOPLE THAT WAS BEHIND THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION?))
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sot 08:42:26 tape three

((DOUGLAS JEFFREYS/VA. CITIZENS MILITIA: I FELT IT WAS A GREAT TURNOUT. I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE COME WERE FEARFUL. OBVIOUSLY WE HAD PEOPLE OUT THERE MONITORING THE PARKING LOT. LICENSE PLATES WERE WRITTEN DOWN. EVERYBODY WAS PHOTOGRAPHED, CAMERAED. AND IT'S OBVIOUS THAT PEOPLE ARE SCARED TO COME OUT IN PUBLIC AND VOICE THEIR OPINION.))
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sot STANDUP tape three 08:46:49

((THIS MAY BE THE MOST VISIBLE MEETING THE VIRGINIA CITIZENS MILITIA OR ANY OTHER MILITIA IN VIRGINIA HAS EVER HAD. ORGANIZERS SAY IT'S JUST A BEGINNING. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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Min-Wage


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If you make the minimum wage- you could be in for a raise.
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SUPER=03-Washington DC;


The Senate voted to raise the minimum wage by ninety cents an hour over the next year.
The president is expected to sign the bill as soon as it reaches his desk.
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((THOSE MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WHO'VE BEEN WAITING SO LONG FOR A JUST INCREASE IN THE MINIMUM WAGE. THEY'RE NOW MAKING SHOULD NOT HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER DAY.))
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Lawmakers still have to work out a compromise between the Senate bill and the House version.

belli


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Famed lawyer Melvin Bell-i died yesterday in San Francisco.
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SUPER=@File;


Dubbed The "King of Torts," Belli battled a variety of headline generating cases during his career-- from Jack Ruby to Jim and Tammy Bakker, to victims of the Bhopal, India toxic gas disaster.
He had been ill with pancreatic cancer and suffered a stroke last week.
Belli was 88.
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3-Sports


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In sports --
A broken nose couldn't stop Baltimore's Cal Ripken from starting in the 67th All-Star game in Philadelphia.
Steve Mason has more.
Good morning Steve.
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Sentence


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WRITER=tal
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Scott Overby could've been sentenced to die for strangling, raping and mutilating his estranged wife, Sheila Stafford.
Instead he got life without parole.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Yesterday Montgomery County circuit Judge Ray Grubbs said the forgiveness of some of Stafford's family was a major factor.
They say Overby should've received more help when he sought treatment for alcoholism and depression before the killing.
Overby pled guilty to the charges in April.
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Painter


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NEWSCAST=mron
WRITER=KHu
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GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Roanoke city magistrate openly admitted he signed another magistrate's name to a "drunk-in-public" warrant.
In CIRCUIT court yesterday the JUDGE said that was absolutely wrong, "improper," "a fraud upon the public."
But judge Pat Doherty concluded there was no "criminal intent."
So he found Noel Painter NOT guilty.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Painter had befriended a woman who is routinely picked up for being drunk in public.
Melanie Foutz developed a near-fatal attraction to Painter.
When she was jailed in February, Painter signed another magistrate's name to the warrant, so Foutz would not know HE was on duty in the magistrate's office.
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((JONATHAN ROGERS/PAINTER'S ATTORNEY: MR. PAINTER RESIGNED. HE UNDERSTOOD THAT HE HAD USED POOR JUDGMENT AND THERE WERE CONSEQUENCES FOR THAT. HE ALSO WAS CERTAIN HE HAD COMMITTED NO CRIME. AND THE JUDGE SO FOUND.))
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Judge Pat Doherty also ordered the Commonwealth's Attorney to make sure drunk-in-public suspects appear personally before magistrates in the future.

School-Board


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TAPE#96-50
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Roanoke City Schools will keep a closer watch on the medicine cabinet.
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VO-NAT


Concern about the misuse of Ritalin and other drugs prompted school officials to review their policies on the dispensing of medication.
Yesterday, the board gave tentative approval to guidelines that spell out the responsibilities of parents, students and staff.
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IN Q=We want children to take

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE WANT CHILDREN TO TAKE THAT MEDICATION ONLY WHEN IT IS APPROVED BY THEIR PARENT AND OR A PHYSICIAN AND IN FACT THEY WILL FOLLOW VERY CLEARLY THOSE PROCEDURES. WE'VE TRIED TO COMMUNICATE CLEARLY AND WILL CONTINUE TO COMMUNICATE CLEARLY WITH PARENTS THAT IT'S A JOINT RESPONSIBILITY.))
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VO-NAT


Also, school board members elected Marsha Ellison to succeed Marilyn Curtis as chairman.
A three year veteran of the board and a former president of the Central council P-T-A, Ellison has two children in the city schools.
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Ashe


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Richmond's much-debated statue of tennis star Arthur Ashe will be unveiled today.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Wednesday;


The bronze art work will join likenesses of Confederate heroes on Richmond's Monument Avenue.
The unveiling ceremony comes on what would have been Ashe's 53rd birthday.
He died in 1993.
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All-Stars


ANCHOR=Melanie
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GRAPHIC=All Star Game


For the third time in the row, the National League beat the American League in the Major League all star game.
But the big news was that Cal Ripken suffered a broken nose prior to the American League's 6-to-nothing loss.
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During a photo session before the game, Chicago White Sox reliever Roberto Hernandez slips and accidentally elbows Cal on the nose.
Ripken was treated and did in fact go on to start the game.
The National League went on to bruise Cal and the American League.
Mike Piazza was the top star of the night connecting on a homerun and an R-B-I Double.
He takes the M-V-P award. John Smoltz gets the win. The National League (-------------) leads the series 40 to 26.