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7Giles-Standoff

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TAPE#96-81
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An armed standoff in Giles County ends in suicide.
It happened in the Ripplemead section.
For six hours Barry Peters held police at bay and then shot himself.
Scott Prince has the story.
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Gun fire erupted in and around this Giles County home for the better part of the day.
Inside was 43- year- old Barry Peters... armed with nearly half- a- dozen weapons including an assault rifle.
Outside was a swat team... hoping to diffuse the situation.
Police watched as Peters started shooting aimlessly around the house.
And at one point he shot out from one of his windows and shattered the rear windshield of this police cruiser.
Authorities had the home surrounded for hours... trying to negotiate with Peters... hoping to bring him outside without anyone getting hurt.
Then they made the decision to force him out of the house. STAND UP 18:15:25
In the 5th hour of the standoff, police shot twenty to thirty rounds of tear gas into the home... practically through every window. END STAND UP
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((CAPTAIN KEN PAUL/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: WE HAD TO MAKE A DECISION FOR THE SAKE OF THE COMMUNITY AND WE FELT LIKE WE MADE THE RIGHT DECISION. ))
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After they fired the tear gas... police gave Peters another chance to come out, but to no avail.
Another hour passed... and officials finally went in, only to find that Barry Peters had taken his own life.
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((LARRY FALLS/GILES COUNTY SHERIFF: THEY ENTERED IT, AFTER A PERIOD OF TIME. I DON'T KNOW THE EXACT TIME THEY WENT TO THE BASEMENT AND FOUND THAT THE VICTIM HAD COMMITTED SUICIDE. ))
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Neighbors say Peters suffered from depression, but at this point, officials aren't sure what triggered the incident.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Giles County

7Wheeler


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TAPE#596-37
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17 year old Christopher Shawn Wheeler will be in jail for 43 years.
That sentence is for the murder of a sherriff's deputy in December of 1994.
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Wheeler pled guilty in August to second degree murder and a related firearms charge. Yesterday the judge sentenced him to 43 years in prison.
Wheeler shot and killed deputy Clifford Dicker when Dicker tried to serve him with arrest papers.
The defense was hoping Wheeler could serve a lesser sentence in a detention center, saying he was a victim of a traumatic childhood and poor upbringing.
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7VMI


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The Virginia Military Institute's Co- education plans may soon be investigated by the Justice Department. The Federal Agency has requested a hearing for November 13th in federal court in Roanoke.
But the state apparently does not think it has to produce a detailed plan to admit women.
Such a plan might include things like whether keeping the school's strict physical training requirements poses a hindrance to female cadets.

7WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast-- we may see some early sprinkles to accompany variable clouds.
Highs will be in the mid 70s.
Tonight expect lows in the low 50s along with light winds. 7BIRTHDAYS! 10/23/96

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55Lilly


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TAPE#96-80
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Testimony resumes this morning in the murder trial of Ben Lilly.
Lilly is accused of killing a Virginia Tech student last December.
Joe Dashiell reports on an early dispute over a photograph of the victim.
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((SKIP SCHWAB/PROSECUTOR: AND DURING THIS TRIAL, I AM GOING TO HAVE HIM BESIDE ME AT THE TABLE, BECAUSE THAT'S THE ONLY WAY HE CAN BE HERE.))
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The family of Alexander Defillipis watched as prosecutor Skip Schwab placed a photograph on the table.
Defillipis was abducted from a Blacksburg convenience store last December and shot four times.
Ben Lilly is one of three defendants in this case, the alleged trigger man, and his attorneys argued the photo of the victim would prejudice the jury.
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((MAX JENKINS/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THAT'S NOT THE EVIDENCE. IT CAN ONLY SERVE ONE PURPOSE AND THAT IS TO INVOKE SYMPATHY FOR THE VICTIM YOUR HONOR AND WE ASK THE COURT FOR A MISTRIAL NOW.))
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Circuit Court Judge Ray Grubbs did not grant the motion for a mistrial. He said the use of the photo during opening arguments was reasonable, and did not serve to inflame the jury. He did ask the prosecutor to put it aside during testimony... testimony that is expected to continue for most of the week.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Blacksburg))

55Henry-Street


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TAPE# 96-85
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There is expected to be more picketing in downtown Roanoke today.
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Yesterday about a dozen people carried signs in front of the municipal building- Black residents say they're losing part of their heritage.
They're upset at city council's refusal to sell the old Dumas Hotel building back to its original owner for the original selling price- about 24 thousand dollars.
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((PERNELLER CHUBB-WILSON, SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE; THEY HAVE TAKEN GAINSBORO, THEY'VE TAKEN HENRY STREET, AND THERE'S ONLY ONE LITTLE BUILDING UP THERE AND DOG GONE IT, WE OUGHT TO HAVE THAT. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, SO WE'LL BE PICKETING, SOMEBODY'LL BE HERE EVERYDAY.))
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About 800 thousand dollars in grants have turned the old Hotel into the Henry Street music center.
City officials say it would not be fiscally responsible to now turn it over to private interests.
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55WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast-- Expect some clouds today and the chance for some light rain.
Highs will be in the mid 70s.
Tonight expect lows in the low 50s along with light winds.

8P-gILES-STANDOFF


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TAPE#596-24
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A six hour police standoff in Giles County ended in Tragedy.
Forty-three year old Barry Peters barricaded himself inside his home.
When authorities finally went in to get him out, they found he had committed suicide.
Scott Prince has the story.
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8Wheeler


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-37
GRAPHIC=Wheeler


17 year old Christopher Shawn Wheeler will be in jail for 43 years.
That sentence is for the murder of a sherriff's deputy in December of 1994.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville/File Tape;


Wheeler pled guilty in August to second degree murder and a related firearms charge. Yesterday the judge sentenced him to 43 years in prison.
Wheeler shot and killed deputy Clifford Dicker when Dicker tried to serve him with arrest papers.
The defense was hoping Wheeler could serve a lesser sentence in a detention center, saying he was a victim of a traumatic childhood and poor upbringing.
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8John-Warner


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TAPE# 96-83
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Senator John Warner has picked up an endorsement from a coalition of
Virginia agriculture representatives. (----------------)
VO-NAT
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They made the announcement yesterday morning in Roanoke's Market Square, as Warner announced a plan promising estate tax relief for farmers, and reform of the clean water act.
Warner is still running comfortably ahead of his opponent.
But he did not want to say much about fellow Republican Bob Dole's dismal place in the polls,
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((JOHN WARNER/(R) CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS; HEY, LET BOB DOLE JUST GO ON WITH HIS CAMPAIGN, IT'S A STRONG CAMPAIGN... TODAY THIS IS MY CAMPAIGN, AND I'M HAVING A MARVELOUS DAY WHERE I JUST LOVE TO COME, RIGHT HERE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
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A short time later, as he spoke at a meeting of the Virginia Municipal League, Warner expressed optimism about his re-election, calling a loss in November an unlikely event.
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8Mark-Warner


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TAPE#96-84
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VO-NAT
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Meantime, Democrat Mark Warner surrounded himself with Richmond schoolchildren to announce the formation of Educators for Mark Warner.
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((I'M TRYING TO GET THE JOB TO BE A SENATOR. AND WHAT THE SENATORS DECIDE IS THEY HELP MAKE THE RULES. LIKE WHAT KIND OF SCHOOLS WE HAVE, AND WHERE WE BUILD THE ROADS. AND THEY MAKE THE DECISIONS, HELP, WORKING THE TEACHERS TO DECIDE IF WE CAN PUT COMPUTERS IN YOUR CLASSES.))
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Educators for Mark Warner claims about 400 supporters so far, including Virginia Education Association President Cheri (SHERRY) James and former first lady Jeannie Baliles.
Mark Warner says John Warner can not have it both ways: saying he supports education and then vote for a budget that cuts the school lunch program, student loans, and money for safe and drug free schools.
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8WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast-- Expect some clouds today and the chance for some light rain. Tonight expect lows in the low 50s along with light winds. Highs will be in the mid 70s.