12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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Ahead on News 7 at Noon,
More action in the Persian Gulf, as the U-S responds to a reported attack on American fighters jets.
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And Federal Emergency teams are setting up shop in Southside. Phone lines are waiting to handle flood related claims.
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Don't go away, News 7 at Noon is next.

IRAQ


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


The U-S is moving more warplanes into the Persian Gulf region.
The action follows an attempted strike today on American fighter jets.
The Pentagon says Iraqi missiles fired at a pair of American F-16 jets patrolling over northern Iraq.
Both missiles missed and the planes returned safely.
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The Pentagon already sent Saddan Hussein a warning about rebuilding Iraq's air defense installations.
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(( KEN BACON/PENTAGON SPOKESMAN: HAVE MADE IT VERY CLEAR TO SADDAM THAT IF HE REBUILDS AIR DEFENSES AND THREATENS OUR MISSIONS OVER THE NO-FLY ZONE -- NOW THE EXTENDED NO-FLY ZONE, GOING UP TO THE 33RD PARALLEL -- THAT WE WILL TAKE ACTION. I THINK WE'VE SHOWN OUR DETERMINATION TO PROTECT OUR PILOTS IN THE PAST, AND THAT DETERMINATION REMAINS UNDIMINISHED."
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Saddam announced last week that he would no longer honor the no-fly zones and ordered his forces to shoot at U-S and allied aircraft.
Pentagon officials say two B-52's are headed for the gulf region.
Two B-52's took part in the last round of U-S cruise missile attacks against Iraq.
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Hortense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=hurricane


Powerful hurricane Hortense continues to crush the Caribbean this afternoon.
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11;04:35
The storm is beginning to lash the Turks Islands with winds now reaching 100 miles per hour-- and they could keep growing today.
Hortense is moving northwest, and is centered 35 miles east of the Turks.
A hurricane warning extends into the southeastern Bahamas, with a watch in the central Bahamas.
SUPER=03-Ponce, Puerto Rico;

7:03;19
In the storm's wake, there is devastation.
Puerto Rico has eight deaths, 650 homes destroyed and several million people with no drinking water or electricity.
SUPER=03-Dominican Republic;

7:02:02
At least one-thousand people are homeless in the Dominican Republic.
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High-Water


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-72
GRAPHIC=none


Early morning showers in our area meant some problems for motorists, but nothing compared to last week's flooding.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A number of small creeks jumped their banks, causing some roads to flood-- like Edgewood Street in Roanoke.
Meanwhile cars had to be moved out from the Willow River Apartment Complex in Salem.
A storm drain backed up causing a parking lot to flood.
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Southside-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-62
GRAPHIC=Flooding Aftermath/southside

***ANCHOR TAG****
Southside residents may be able to breath a small sigh of relief, despite the destruction left by Fran.
Steve Smallshaw reports they may be able to recoup some of their financial loss by applying for federal disaster aid.
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(( After the back- breaking task of cleaning up and drying off their flood- ravaged homes, southside residents can use a break.
It's coming in the form of financial aid from the federal government.
Applying for assistance is now a snap... no more lengthy waits in line at the local disaster center... residents can now just pick up a phone.
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((BILL BRYANT/FEMA: THEY'LL ASK YOU A SERIES OF QUESTIONS RELATED TO WHAT TYPE OF DAMAGE YOU SUSTAINED TO YOUR PROPERTY, AND IT'S IN CONFIDENCE, IT'S VERY QUICK, IT WON'T TAKE MUCH OF YOUR TIME.))
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((GENE NEIDITCH/FEMA: WE FOUND THAT THE DISASTER APPLICATION CENTER PROCESS DIDN'T REALLY SPEED ANYTHING UP. AS A MATTER OF FACT IN MANY WAYS, IT SLOWED IT DOWN, BECAUSE AT THE ONSET OF ANY DISASTER, WE FOUND PEOPLE LINED UP WANTING TO GET INTO A CENTER.))
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((Once you've phoned in your application, FEMA will set up a time for an inspector to come to your home and survey the damage. It helps to have documentation of your losses on hand: things like photographs and bills for flood- related repairs. Once the inspection has been made, FEMA says you can expect a check within a couple of weeks.))
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Residents needing immediate short- term assistance can come to Danville's First Presbyterian Church.
That's where the Red Cross has set up shop to offer emergency food, clothing and shelter for the city's flood victims.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Danville.))
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The number to call to apply for federal disaster assistance is 1- 800- 462- 9029.
Those lines will be open from 8 a-m to 7 p-m seven days a week.
Officials say you MUST register by phone to be eligible for federal aid.
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State-Recovery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=Hurricane Fran


The damage estimates from Fran statewide continue to mount.
State officials say floods destroyed 233 homes, caused major damage to more than 15-hundred homes, and could cost at least 287-million dollars.
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SUPER=03-Richmond;


A multi-agency state task force went to work yesterday on the recovery.
Offices are setting up in Southside and the Shenandoah Valley.
They'll stay in operation for close to a year.
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((BOB SKUNDA/VA. COMMERCE SECRETARY: THOSE OFFICES WILL UP AND RUNNING...VARIOUS PROGRAMS.))
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=Virginia State Seal


The latest stats show 560-thousand homes were without power statewide at the height of the destruction.
That means at least one million people.
More than 900 roads were closed Friday night.

Corbin


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-64
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A former Martinsville teacher will be spending some time in jail.
A jury yesterday sentenced Anna Corbin to 30 days in jail for taking indecent liberties with a student 18 years ago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


A 33-year veteran of the city school system, Corbin denied the charge, and supporters described her as an exceptional teacher.
But a former student claimed Corbin abused her beginning in 1978, and she recorded a telephone conversation last summer in which the defendant appeared to admit her guilt.
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((RANDY SMITH/MARTINSVILLE PROSECUTOR: SOMEBODY CALLED YOU ON THE PHONE AND SAID "I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU HAVING SEX WITH ME." IF YOU WEREN'T HAVING SEX WITH EM, YOU WOULD SAY "WHAT THE WORLD ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT IN THE WORLD IS THIS ALL ABOUT?" YOU WOULDN'T SAY, "I'M SORRY I DID IT."))
SUPER=01-Randy Smith/Martinsville Prosecutor;
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Corbin will remain on bond until she's formally sentenced.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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The 29 year old woman who brought the complaint declined to comment on camera after the verdict, but says she was satisfied with the decision.
Though Corbin did not receive a lengthy jail term, the woman said she is glad the defendant will not teach again.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie
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Still to come on the newscast,
Earl Bramblett waives his right to a speedy trial--
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And,
Gay rights supporters are reeling after the U-S Senate makes two moves that set back their cause.
But first, let's check in with Patrick in the weathercenter.
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VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-68
GRAPHIC=VMI


V-M-I has not made a desision on co-education yet, but it will not even send applications to interested women.
The government says V-M-I is dragging its feet.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape;


The Board has been meeting since mid-July, trying to fashion a plan to accomodate women ...with "minimal" changes to the Institute.
Since the Supreme Court sided against V-M-I- -54 women have contacted V-M-I expressing an interest in attending the school.
They've been told V-M-I is studying alternatives.
In the motion filed yesterday, the government says: "after more than six years of litigation" V-M-I continues "doing business as usual, fully serving the interests of men but refusing even to send applications to women."
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Allen


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Allen, George


He may not be running for Governor of Virginia again next term, but George Allen is still moving up the political ladder.
He is the new chairman of the Southern Governors Association.
Allen has been attending the group's meeting in Kansas City this week.
He said his priorities will include holding conferences across the South on revitalizing urban areas.

District


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=virginia state seal


Is Virginia's only black-majority Congressional district unconstitutionally gerrymandered along racial lines?
That's what federal judges start looking into today.
A lawsuit filed by a national conservative group seeks to overturn the Third District, held by Democrat Bobby Scott.
The district stretches from Norfolk to Richmond.
Eventually, the case is expected to reach the Supreme Court.

CAMPAIGN-96


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=dole


Worried Republicans in Congress have gotten some reassurance this morning from presidential nominee Bob Dole.
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SUPER=03-Washington DC;


This morning in Washington he told them NOT to worry about the polls giving President Clinton a double digit lead.
Dole said the key to winning is to have the right message and to trust the voters.
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((BOB DOLE: ))
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Meantime, the Reform Party's candidate for President has announced his choice for vice president.
Ross Perot has named economist Pat Choate (choht) as his running mate.
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ANCHOR=melanie
SS=Clinton


President Clinton takes his re-election bid out west today.
He will spend time in Colorado, Arizona and California.

Gay-Marriage


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Gay rights supporters say the Capitol Hill battle is far from over.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;


They received a double hit from the Senate yesterday.
It rejected a bill to prohibit job discrimination against homosexuals and approved a bill placing federal curbs on same-sex marriages.
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((STROM THURMOND/R-SC: A MARRIAGE IS THE LEGAL UNION OF A MAN AND A WOMAN. NINIA BAEHR/SEEKS SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: IF I AM HIT BY A TRUCK TOMORROW, THEY MAY NOT LET GENORA SEE ME OR DETERMINE MY MEDICAL CARE. THEY MAY CONSIDER MY PARENTS MY NEXT OF KIN AND NOT ALLW HER IN THERE AT ALL. ))
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The Defense of Marriage Act now goes to President Clinton, who says he will sign it.
Supporters of the job discrimination bill are already planing to re-introduce the bill to Congress this session, since it failed by only one vote.
Conservatives are calling the Senate's actions a victory.
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Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-63
GRAPHIC=Earl Bramblett


The man accused of killing a family of four in Vinton may be tried somewhere other than the Roanoke Valley.
Earl Bramblett's trial should begin in February.
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Bramblett was arrested in July- -almost two years to the day after Blane and Teresa Hodges were murdered together with their two daughters in their own home.
The suspect was brought back to Virginia August second.
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((YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO BE TRIED WITHIN FIVE MONTHS, I BELIEVE, OF AUGUST 2ND.))
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In court yesterday, Bramblett waived his right to a speedy trial, agreeing to give his lawyers six months to prepare for a trial that the judge says will last three or four weeks.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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The trial is tentatively set to begin February 18th.
Bramblett's lawyers want the case moved OUT of the area ...hoping to find jurors who haven't heard about the murders.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at noon,
A Roanoke zoning board says a proposed halfway house can't take up residence on Melrose Avenue.
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And police believe a girl is dead as a result of a military love triangle.
Stay with us.
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love-triangle


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


In Texas, an Air Force Academy cadet and a Naval Academy midshipwoman are in jail, accused of killing a sixteen year old woman.
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SUPER=03-Fort Worth, TX;


The body of Adrianne Jones was found last December near Dallas.
She had been beaten with weights and shot.
Police believe she was killed by Air Force cadet David Graham and his girlfriend, Naval midshipwoman Diane Zamora.
According to authorities, Zamora ordered Graham to kill Jones after Graham admitted having sex with the girl.
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Halfway-House


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-61
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City


Building on a halfway house on Melrose Avenue will not begin any time soon.
The Roanoke zoning board turned down a Washington D-C firm's building request.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The house is designed to ease former inmates back into society.
Despite the fact the Board of Zoning denied the application from Washington Halfway Homes Incorporated... halfway house officials believe some inmates will make their way to the Roanoke Valley.
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((LORETTA CALDWELL/WHHI EXEC. DIR.: BUT NO MATTER... IN THEIR HOME ENVIRONMENT.))
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Melrose Avenue neighbors say they want to see something more positive in their backyards.
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Yesterday's decision could be appealed in Circuit Court within 30-days.
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Henry-Street


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-70
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Henry Street Revival Committee is working out the bugs over the future of the historic area.
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Dozens of residents attended a workshop.
Committee members say one objective is to open communication between Gainsboro residents and City Officials.
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: BUT THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING PHASE. WHEN WE GET THROUGH THIS WE BEGIN TO FORMULATE A PLAN. THERE WILL BE CONTINUING DISCUSSIONS THIS IS AN ON GOING PROCESS. NOTHING GETS DONE RIGHT AWAY. THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN LINGERING AROUND FOR A LONG TIME. BUT I'M COMMITTED TO SEEING WITHIN THE NEXT FOUR YEARS WE GET UNDERWAY WITH HENRY STREET.))
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Some don't believe the meetings are as productive as they should be.
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((EVELYN BETHEL/COMMITTEE MEMBER: I REALLY DON'T KNOW AT THE PRESENT TIME AS TO WHAT IS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED BECAUSE APPARENTLY THE MAJOR PLANS FIRST PRESENTED SHOWS NO SIGN OF IMPROVEMENT. SO IT SEEMS TO ME WE ARE CONTINUING THROUGH THE SAME PROCESS.))
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The final meeting is in October and the results will then be presented to Council members.
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Forecasts
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=stocks


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 10 points.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Still to come-- one of Virginia Tech basketball's greatest foes has signed a pro deal.
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And,
We'll find out if the troubled skunk from yesterday has made it out of this yogurt cup.
Stay with us.
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Camby


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-20
GRAPHIC=NBA


Marcus Camby made himself an instant millionaire yesterday by signing a three year contract with the Toronto Raptors.
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The second overall pick in the June draft will receive $8 point four million bucks over the next three seasons.
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((MARCUS CAMBY/SIGNS WITH RAPTORS:))
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Northside


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=GIRL-96
GRAPHIC=Girls hoops


Tuesday night means girls hoops.
At Northside the Vikings handed Floyd County it's first loss of the season.
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Marilyn Bussey and her lady Vikes only loss came last Tuesday against Floyd.
Northside trailed until the last few minutes. Lady Viking Crystal Barrett lead the Vikes Charge with 19 points, including this nice inside hoop.
The Lady Buffs Julie Sowers nailed an amazing 6 three pointers on the night, this one pulled Floyd to within 2, 55-53.
Floyd's Amy Vest tied the game with SUPER=33-Northside/=58/Floyd Co./=57;

this drive in the lane with under a minute to play.
However, super Soph Amber Kerns's second free throw proved to be the game winner. Northside is getting ready for a 14 game district stretch that begins next Tuesday.
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((MARILYN BUSSEY/NORTHSIDE HEAD COACH:)) ((ALAN CANTRELL/FLOYD HEAD COACH:))
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SUPER=01-Alan Cantrell/Floyd Co. Head Coach; :12
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Fan


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-18
GRAPHIC=MLB


The Pennant races tend to create a lot of excitement this time of the year, but some folks just don't like to get too close to the action.
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This couple had a nice rail seat for the Mets-Marlins game at Shea stadium and don't they look happy. Well, that was until Jeff Conine chased down this foul ball, and watch the lady's terrified reaction as the ball heads right for her seat.
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SKUNK-FOL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


A followup now on the Texas skunk we told you about yesterday who got himself into a very sticky situation.
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3:23:46 UP TO THE MINUTE!!!
The furry critter had his head stuck in a yogurt container, but no one for obvious reasons, wanted to help free him.
So he wandered aimlessly around the parking lot of this San Antonio apartment complex.
Finally a good Samaratin took pity on the creature and and then took a big risk.
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3:24;04
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((DAVID HUMES/GOOD SAMARITAN:I KNEW HE COULDN'T SEE ME SO I JUST WAITED FOR A MINUTE, AND HE STOPPED AND I JUST PULLED THE THING OFF HIS SHOUT, HE WENT ONE WAY I WENT THE OTHER AND THAT WAS IT. ))
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And no, in case you're wondering Humes didn't get skunked.
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