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HEADLINES

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Two Mississippi towns are rocked by triple murders,
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and an elderly, wheelchair bound man dies in a fire in Bedford County. wx-head
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News 7 Mornin' is next.

Bedford-Fire


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Bedford County authorities are investigating a fire that killed an elderly man early this morning.
The blaze was reported at about 3:15 at a home off of Route 722 in the Body Camp section of the County.
Sheriff's deputies say an 89-year-old man died in the fire, his house was destroyed.
Police believe the wheelchair bound victim was a heavy smoker.
His identity has not been released.
The fire is not believed to be suspicious.





Chopski


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A hometown pharmacist is back in business three years after the F-B-I searched the drug store and seized his business records.
Joseph Chopski was acquitted last tonight- -found NOT guilty by a federal jury on all 19 counts of fraud.
Keith Humphry talked with Chopski.
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(( Chopski says he's not much of one to cry in public, but says he came pretty close when the verdicts were read.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield audited his Wonder Drug Store in 1993. The insurance company gave the results to the F-B-I, suggesting that Chopski had over-billed hundreds of thousands of dollars.
CHOPSKI believes it was pay-back for the way he reacted to changes Blue Cross had made in its "provider agreement."
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((JOSEPH CHOPSKI/PHARMACIST: I ASSUME. I PUT A SIGN UP THAT SAID: "WE ACCEPT BLUE CROSS, BUT IT SUCKS," AND FROM THAT POINT ON MY LIFE WAS A LIVING HELL.))
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((TONY ANDERSON: CHOPSKI'S ATTORNEY: THERE WAS SOME INFERENCE THAT THIS WAS A PAY-BACK FOR THE SIGN THAT MR. CHOPSKI HAD PLACED OUT IN FRONT OF HIS STORE ON HIS MARQUEE. A SIGN THAT: "WE ACCEPT BLUE CROSS BUT IT SUCKS." AND IT CAME OUT IN THE COURSE OF THE TRIAL. I THINK THERE WAS SOME ACRIMONY AS A RESULT OF IT, AND I THINK THE JURY SAW THAT.))
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((TOM BLAYLOCK/WONDER DRUG'S ATTORNEY: AS I TOLD THE JURY, IT'S JUST CONTRARY TO HUMAN EXPERIENCE. A MAN WITH THAT KIND OF REPUTATION IS NOT GOING TO- -FOR $2 A WEEK- -COMMIT FRAUD OVER A PERIOD OF 30 MONTHS.))
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((TO GET AUDITED AND BE ACCUSED OF SOMETHING AFTER YOU'VE SPENT 27 YEARS IN THE PROFESSION DEVELOPING YOUR NAME AND YOUR REPUTATION, TO BE ACCUSED OF BEING A THIEF, IT'S NOT A PLEASANT THING TO HAPPEN. AND LOSE A THIRD OF YOUR BUSINESS.. DO YOU THINK YOU CAN GET THAT BACK? I THINK SO YEAH. AT LEAST I'VE GOT MY REPUTATION BACK AND THAT'S MORE THAN ANYTHING.))
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If he puts another sign up, he told his lawyers it's going to say: "I've had a cross to bear, and it's Blue."
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))

Savino


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Joseph Savino is scheduled to die by lethal injection tonight.
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VO-NAT
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Savino pleaded guilty to capital murder in the November 1988 killing of his lover, Tom Mc-Waters, in Bedford County.
The two men lived together.
Savino said in an interview this week that Mc-Waters supported him and gave him money but hounded him for sex. In appeals, attorneys for Savino have contended that police badgered him into confessing even though he repeatedly asked for a lawyer.
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MISS-MURDERS


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In Mississippi, authorities are investigating TWO triple homicides in the same day.
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The bodies of three people were discovered at a state park in Philadelphia, Mississippi.
All three died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Authorities believe robbery was the motive.
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Also yesterday, police found three people shot to death and a teen-ager critically wounded in a downtown furniture store in the small town of Winona.
The victims were all shot in what appeared to be an execution-style attack.
The motive is unknown, but police say no money was missing from the store.
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LAMM-PEROT


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Ross Perot says he welcomes former Colorado governor Richard Lamm as an opponent in the bid for the presidential nomination of the Reform party.
Appearing on P-B-S's "News Hour with Jim Lehrer," Perot said he is "delighted" to have Lamm as an opponent.
Perot and Richard Lamm go head-to-head at two state Reform Party conventions this weekend.
One of the conventions will be held in Charlottesville.
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wall-street


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SUPER=03-New York, NY;


Investors will be watching Wall Street trading carefully today.
Yesterday was the stock market's busiest day ever, closing UP after a big down-day Monday.
The see-saw trading has investors wondering whether the five-year-old bull market is nearing an end.
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1-Sports


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The Los Angeles Lakers skim three- million dollars from their salary cap by sending a couple of players to Vancouver.
Steve Mason has the details in sports.
Good morning Steve.
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Fatal-Fire


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An elderly, wheelchair bound man is dead following a fire in Bedford County early this morning.
The blaze was reported around 3:15 at a home off of Route 722 in the Body Camp section of the County.
Sheriff's deputies say an 89-year-old man died in the fire, his house was destroyed.
His identity has not been released.
Police believe the victim was a heavy smoker.
The fire is not believed to be suspicious.





7/16A-Roanoke-Times


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For years, Roanoke Times readers were accustomed to DETAILED coverage spanning all the way from the Alleghany Highlands to the coal-fields in far southwest Virginia.
But not anymore.
In part two of his series, Changing Times at the Roanoke Times, Len Besthoff explains the paper's switch to covering a "Core Area."
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(( To help cut costs, The Roanoke Times has defined a smaller, "Core Area" of coverage.
Roanoke, Botetourt, Bedford, Franklin, Montgomery and Pulaski counties, and most of the independent towns and cities within receive the most attention, just three years ago though, the paper regularly covered 19 counties.
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((FROSTY LANDON/FORMER ROANOKE TIMES EDITOR: WE WANT PEOPLE IN ABINGDON, IN GALAX IN COVINGTON, IN LEXINGTON AND MARTINSVILLE, TO SEE US AS A GREAT REGIONAL REPORT, JUST AS YOU DO. BUT WE SAY TO THOSE FOLKS, FOR INTENSIVE LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE, RELY ON YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER. WE CAN'T BE EVERYTHING FOR EVERYBODY.))
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Many subscribers within the core area say they get more stories for their newspaper dollar.
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((MARION LONG/ROANOKE TIMES SUBSCRIBER: THERE'S MORE IN DEPTH COVERAGE IT SEEMS. AND I'D SAY THAT ALL AREAS OF THE, AT LEAST AS FAR AS SALEM IS CONCERNED IS COVERED REALLY GOOD.))
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But some outside the core area have dropped The Roanoke Times and switched to other papers.
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((LARRY CHAPMAN/WYTHEVILLE RESIDENT: I FEEL LIKE THE LOCAL COVERAGE HASN'T BEEN THERE PERTAINING TO WYTHEVILLE, PARTICULARLY IN THE SPORTS.))
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Some readers have also noticed a lot of new names popping up on the paper's bylines over the past few years.
We'll focus on that in part three of our series.
Len Besthoff, News-7.
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And you can catch part three tonight on News 7 at six and eleven.

2-Scores


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Turning now to sports --
Pittsburgh ended a four-game losing streak by blowing away the Chicago Cubs 10-to-5 last night.
Let's check out the scoreboards.
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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
Fire crews are on the scene of a fatal fire in Bedford County.
An elderly, wheelchair bound man was killed.
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Lawmen in Mississippi are looking for answers following two triple murders in the same day.
In Philadelphia, Mississippi, three men were found shot to death in a parked car.
And in the small tow of Winona three people were killed execution style at a furniture store.
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A scheduled execution tonight for death row inmate Joseph Savino.
Savino pleaded guilty to capital murder in the November 19-88 killing of his live-in lover Tom Mc-Waters.
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And tired traders return to Wall Street this morning after a wild day yesterday.
It was the busiest session ever, with nearly one-point-74 billion shares trading hands.
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And that's what's making news on this Wednesday the 17th of July.
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Bedford-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Bedford County authorities are investigating a fire that killed an elderly man early this morning.
The blaze was reported at about 3:15 at a home off of Route 722 in the Body Camp section of the County.
Sheriff's deputies say an 89-year-old man died in the fire, his house was destroyed.
Police believe the wheelchair bound victim was a heavy smoker.
His identity has not been released.
The fire is not believed to be suspicious.





Joseph-Chopski


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-57
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Three years ago, the F-B-I searched his drug store and seized his business records.
Pharmacist Joseph Chopski was acquitted last tonight- -found NOT guilty by a federal jury on all 19 counts of fraud.
Keith Humphry has the story.
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SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape; :05
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SUPER=01-Tony Anderson/Chopski's Attorney; :31
SUPER=01-Tom Blaylock/Wonder Drug's Attorney; :53
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(( Chopski says he's not much of one to cry in public, but says he came pretty close when the verdicts were read.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield audited his Wonder Drug Store in 1993. The insurance company gave the results to the F-B-I, suggesting that Chopski had over-billed hundreds of thousands of dollars.
CHOPSKI believes it was pay-back for the way he reacted to changes Blue Cross had made in its "provider agreement."
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((JOSEPH CHOPSKI/PHARMACIST: I ASSUME. I PUT A SIGN UP THAT SAID: "WE ACCEPT BLUE CROSS, BUT IT SUCKS," AND FROM THAT POINT ON MY LIFE WAS A LIVING HELL.))
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((TONY ANDERSON: CHOPSKI'S ATTORNEY: THERE WAS SOME INFERENCE THAT THIS WAS A PAY-BACK FOR THE SIGN THAT MR. CHOPSKI HAD PLACED OUT IN FRONT OF HIS STORE ON HIS MARQUEE. A SIGN THAT: "WE ACCEPT BLUE CROSS BUT IT SUCKS." AND IT CAME OUT IN THE COURSE OF THE TRIAL. I THINK THERE WAS SOME ACRIMONY AS A RESULT OF IT, AND I THINK THE JURY SAW THAT.))
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((TOM BLAYLOCK/WONDER DRUG'S ATTORNEY: AS I TOLD THE JURY, IT'S JUST CONTRARY TO HUMAN EXPERIENCE. A MAN WITH THAT KIND OF REPUTATION IS NOT GOING TO- -FOR $2 A WEEK- -COMMIT FRAUD OVER A PERIOD OF 30 MONTHS.))
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IN Q=To get audited

((TO GET AUDITED AND BE ACCUSED OF SOMETHING AFTER YOU'VE SPENT 27 YEARS IN THE PROFESSION DEVELOPING YOUR NAME AND YOUR REPUTATION, TO BE ACCUSED OF BEING A THIEF, IT'S NOT A PLEASANT THING TO HAPPEN. AND LOSE A THIRD OF YOUR BUSINESS.. DO YOU THINK YOU CAN GET THAT BACK? I THINK SO YEAH. AT LEAST I'VE GOT MY REPUTATION BACK AND THAT'S MORE THAN ANYTHING.))
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If he puts another sign up, he told his lawyers it's going to say: "I've had a cross to bear, and it's Blue."
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))

Murders


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Authorities in Mississippi are investigating two triple murders in the same day.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Neshoba Co., MS;


The bodies of three people were discovered at a state park in Philadelphia, Mississippi.
All three died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Authorities believe robbery was the motive.
SUPER=03-Winona;


Also yesterday, police found three people shot to death and a teen-ager critically wounded in a downtown furniture store in the town of Winona.
The victims were all shot in what appeared to be an execution-style attack.
The motive is unknown, but police say no money was missing from the store.
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PEROT-Lamm


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Ross Perot says he'd be happy to debate former Colorado Governor Richard Lamm, his rival for the reform party nomination.
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SUPER=04-The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer;


Appearing on P-B-S's "News Hour with Jim Lehrer," Perot said he is "delighted" to have Lamm as an opponent.
Perot and Richard Lamm go head-to-head at two state Reform Party conventions this weekend, their first appearances together as rivals.
One of the conventions will be held in Charlottesville.
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DOLE


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Team Dole is at work.
Eight of the men defeated by Bob Dole in the Republican Presidential primaries are teaming up to campaign against President Clinton.
One candidate declined an invitation to yesterday's ultra-power lunch: Pat Buchanan.
He says he remains in the race.
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Keyes


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One-time Presidential hopeful Alan Keyes is back on the campaign trail.
But not for himself.
Keyes was in Collinsville last night to help raise money for fifth district congressional candidate George Landrith.
Kimberly McBroom reports.
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(( You might say the pressure's off Alan Keyes.
After running a longshot race for President, Keyes is no longer actively campaigning for the job.
Now, he's lending his name and especially, his voice to support fellow G-O-P candidates.
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((ALAN KEYES/R- FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I THINK THE CAMPAIGN GOT A GOOD, SOLID MESSAGE ACROSS, WHICH WAS MY INTENTION. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO FOCUS ATTENTION ON THE FACT THAT THE COLLAPSE OF THE FAMILY INSTITUTION IS THE ROOT OF A GREAT MANY OF OUR PROBLEMS, BOTH SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY IN AMERICA. I WILL CONTINUE TO CARRY THAT MESSAGE AROUND THE COUNTRY IN EVERY WAY THAT I CAN. ))
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And one way is to appear at fundraisers-- like this one for George Landrith.
The aspiring fifth district congressman is, after all, the financial underdog in his competition with Virgil Goode.
The Rocky Mount Democrat leads him in fundraising by a margin of two- to- one.
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((GEORGE LANDRITH/R- CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: I'M NOT TOO WORRIED ABOUT THAT, BECAUSE WHILE I WAS SECURING THE NOMINATION IN A NOMINATION BATTLE, HE WAS UNOPPOSED. SO, HE COULD SPEND ALL HIS TIME FUNDRAISING, AND OF COURSE, I NEED TO SPEND MY TIME ORGANIZING FOR THE CONVENTION THAT WE HAD. ))
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And since this race is considered very important to the G-O-P, Landrith is getting a lot of help from his famous friends.
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: LANDRITH WILL SOON BE RUBBING ELBOWS WITH ANOTHER PROMINENT REPUBLICAN. ON SATURDAY, HE'S SCHEDULED TO APPEAR AT A BARBECUE IN DANVILLE WITH HOUSE SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, COLLINSVILLE. ))
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Andrews


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Statewide elections for Governor and Lieutenant Governor are still more than a year away, but one candidate is already hitting the campaign trail.
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Businessman Coleman Andrews spoke to supporters in Lynchburg yesterday, part of a five-stop campaign swing through the state.
Andrews says he needs to build name recognition before taking on a better- known candidate like Democrat L.F. Payne.
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((COLEMAN ANDREWS/R- LT. GOVERNOR CANDIDATE: THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS HISTORICALLY NOMINATED ITS CANDIDATES THROUGH A CONVENTION PROCESS, AND IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT GETTING NOMINATED IN A CONVENTION PROCESS, YOU HAVE TO APPROACH IT AS A MARATHON, NOT A LAST- MINUTE SPRINT.))
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State senator Steve Newman says the GOP needs Andrews to help break the deadlock in the Senate.
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((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: IF WE DON'T HAVE A DEMOCRAT WHO WILL CHANGE RANKS AND COME AND HELP US VOTE FOR PARITY IN THE VIRGINIA SENATE, WE DEFINITELY NEED SOMEONE LIKE COLEMAN ANDREWS, WHO UNDERSTANDS THAT BUSINESS IS IMPORTANT FOR CENTRAL VIRGINIA.))
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Financial reports show Andrews has raised nearly as much money as the likely gubernatorial candidates, and SIX times more than his main GOP opponent John Hager.
If elected, he promises "not" to make politics his career.
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stock-market


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Stocks will open slightly higher this morning after a roller coaster ride during the busiest day in Wall Street history.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


Yesterday's up-and-down day made even the most hardened investor queasy, but the market recovered after a plunge of more than 167 points.
There was record trading volume on the New York exchange of more than 685 million shares.
The old record was set December 15th, 1995.
The badly battered Nasdaq composite, down nearly 50 points, also recovered somewhat, though it still finished lower.
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3-Sports


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In sports -- Steve Mason goes to court for the latest on Michael Irvin.
Good morning Steve.
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Birthdays
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Fatal-Fire


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An elderly, wheelchair bound man is dead following a fire in Bedford County early this morning.
The blaze was reported around 3:15 at a home off of Route 722 in the Body Camp section of the County.
Sheriff's deputies say an 89-year-old man died in the fire, his house was destroyed.
His identity has not been released.
Police believe the victim was a heavy smoker.
The fire is not believed to be suspicious.





Death-Row


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A man convicted of killing his male lover in Bedford County is scheduled to die tonight by lethal injection.
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SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape;


37-year-old Joseph Savino pleaded guilty to capital murder in the November 1988 killing of Tom Mc-Waters. The two men lived together.
Savino said in an interview this week that Mc-Waters supported him and gave him money but hounded him for sex. In appeals, attorneys for Savino have contended that police badgered him into confessing even though he repeatedly asked for a lawyer.
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Danville-Shooting


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Two people are recovering from gunshot wounds after being fired upon in a Danville apartment.
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It happened at 304- Edmonds Street yesterday afternoon.
Police say 40- year old Phyllis Loney (low-knee) was shot in the right forearm.
27-year old Robert Holland was also injured.
He suffered a gunshot wound to the the lower jaw.
Loney and Holland are from Richmond.
Police say the two were apparently unable to identify the gunman.
They reportedly told police when they opened the door a man and woman entered and someone began shooting.
Police say both injuries were minor.
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Giles-Fatal


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One man is dead after his pick-up slammed into a dump truck in Giles County yesterday.
Police say the accident occurred when 44-year-old James Austin Johnson of Narrows crossed the center line as he drove west on Route 61.
Johnson died at the scene.

Pulaski-Dogs


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Eight dogs and two cats rescued from a defunct kennel in Pulaski County are still waiting for a family.
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VO-NAT
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Tipton Ridge Veterinary Clinic has cared for 29 animals authorities seized from the former Solid Rock Kennel in early June.
Nine were put down due to disease and other problems, and only 10 have been adopted.
Veterinarian Randy Vaughn says his staff has been stretched to the limit caring for the animals, and after 45 days in cages the remaining 10 desperately need homes.
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((RANDY VAUGHN/VETERINARIAN: WE THINK WE KNOW THEIR DISPOSITIONS WELL ENOUGH THAT WE CAN PRETTY MUCH GUARANTEE YOU A NICE HOUSEHOLD PET OR AT LEAST ONE FOR THE FAMILY YARD. ))
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VO-NAT


All of the dogs and cats taken to Tipton Ridge have been treated, vaccinated and spayed or neutered.
The former owners of Solid Rock Kennel, Terry Weaver and Annette Jenkins face 31 counts each of cruelty to animals.
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4-Scores


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In sports -- Chicago remains two games behind Central-leading Cleveland after
blasting Minnesota 11-to-2.


Let's check out the scoreboards.
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