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ANCHOR=Keith

Here's what's coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
The defense tries turning the tables at Ben Lilly's murder trial.
A brawl at a local high school ends in arrests.
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VO-NAT


And some of the most delightful sites in the Roanoke Valley are on the list of "endangered places."
We'll hear more about that in a moment.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Tommy Morrison has an opponent and he will fight next month but outside the US.
Big South Hoops and statewide Rugby are making headlines tonight,
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VO-NAT eng#


Along with the Braves, who suddenly are no longer in control of the World Series with the Yankees.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Easy going day with plenty of sun and mild temperatures. A return engagement is in our weather forecast.

Lilly


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-79
GRAPHIC=Ben Lilly


Witnesses for the defense say it was Gary Barker who was handling guns and talking big in the hours before a Virginia Tech student was shot... NOT Ben Lilly.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


It's Lilly who's on trial as the triggerman in the death of Alexander DeFilippis.
But two people testified today that earlier on December fifth, Barker threatened to shoot anyone who tried to stop him for driving without a license.
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((PATRICIA QUESENBERRY/DEFENSE WITNESS: GARY JUMPS UP OFF THE COUCH AND HE SAYS THAT "I WILL TAKE A GUN AND BLOW OUT THE BACK WINDOW" AND SHOOT ANYONE THAT WOULD TRY TO TAKE HIM. ))
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The owners of two convenience stores robbed that night also said it was Barker who threatened THEM with a gun.
Barker is already serving time for his part in the murder, but has testified Ben Lilly pulled the trigger.
Ben's younger brother Mark, who still awaits trial for the crime spree, told POLICE Ben was the shooter.
The jury is expected to begin deliberations tomorrow.
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Thomas


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-75
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Halifax County man says he was scared for his life the night he shot and killed his roommate.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax;


Barry Dwight Thomas, Junior is charged with killing 33- year old Anthony Meadows in March at the trailer home they shared.
The two lived there with their girlfriends.
Thomas testified Meadows had been arguing with both women, when he grabbed a gun and asked Meadows to leave.
Thomas told the jury Meadows then lunged at him, and he fired the gun.
Prosecutors pointed to inconsistencies in Thomas' story and that of his girlfriend.
A verdict is expected tonight.
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Halifax-Brawl


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-78
GRAPHIC=None


A fight at Halifax County high school ended this morning with three students in custody.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax;


18- year old Craig Powell was the first to arrive at the Halifax County Sheriff's department.
He was followed by 18- year old Michael Ewing and a 16- year old juvenile.
Authorities still don't know what led to the fight. There were actually three fights going on at the same time.
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((MAJ. RAY LINK/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:WE'VE BEEN SEEING A LOT OF IT THIS YEAR. SHERIFF OAKES INTENSIFIED THE INVESTIGATION ON THE NARCOTICS FIND AND THE OTHER DISTURBANCES WE'VE BEEN HAVING SO IT'S BEEN QUITE A FEW ARRESTS SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


The three have been charged with disorderly conduct.
Authorities also arrested another juvenile this afternoon for possession of marijuana on school grounds.

221-Ax


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-80
GRAPHIC=Accident


An accident this afternoon in Roanoke County sent two people to the hospital and backed up traffic on Bent Mountain Road.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


A pick-up and a sport utility vehicle collided on route 221 near Mount Chestnut Drive.
One of the vehicles left the highway and overturned.
Two people were taken to the hospital, but their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.
The accident closed the road in both directions for more than half an hour.
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VA-GOP


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Ross Perot


Ross Perot today publicly rejected any suggestion from the Dole campaign that he drop out-- and declared he'd stay in the presidential race "to the bitter end."
SS=GOP


At a Richmond fundraiser just hours earlier, Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour had made the case for Perot to withdraw.
Barbour says a vote for Perot is a vote for Clinton.
He says the only way Clinton can win is if Perot splits the vote.
That comment comes despite the 22 point advantage Clinton holds over Dole in the latest Washington Post poll.
Barbour told Virginia Republicans he's confident Bob Dole is going to win in the Old Dominion.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at 6--meet a candidate who supports Perot and would like to take his style of politics to Washington as the Ninth District Congressman.
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And the Roanoke Valley could lose some valuable pieces of history. We'll tell you about a few Endangered Places and what can be done to save them.
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Grey


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-84
GRAPHIC=Jeff Grey


Democratic Congressional candidate Jeff Grey is blasting Republicans for cuts in veterans benefits.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Grey is criticizing his opponent, incumbent G-O-P Congressman Bob Goodlatte for supporting a bill to freeze Veterans' Disability Benefits.
At a news conference this morning, Grey talked to veterans and pledged to continue to help protect their interests.
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((JEFF GREY/D-CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS; WE NEED TO STAND BEHIND THEM AND GIVE THEM THE DIGNITY AND RESPECT THEY DESERVE FOR FREEDOMS WE ENJOY HERE. I INTEND TO DO THAT, MAKE SURE BENEFIT PROGRAMS ARE FULLY FUNDED AS THEY SHOULD BE. ))
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ANCHOR=Keith
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A spokesman for Goodlatte says Grey's latest charges are "typical slash and burn attacks" that are simply not true.
He says Goodlatte has voted for legislation streamlining access to V-A Centers, and supported budgets in '96 and '97 that included increases in veterans compensation and benefits.

Roberts


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-86
GRAPHIC=Candidate Profiles


Tom Roberts knows he has an uphill battle, challenging incumbent Rick Boucher for the 9th district Congressional seat.
Len Besthoff reports the engineer from Blacksburg believes just getting his ideas heard will be a partial victory.
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(( Addressing seniors in Wytheville, Tom Roberts sticks to the tenets of the Reform Party's founder, Ross Perot...from the use of visual aids to homespun analogies; like this one comparing the U-S budget debt to the Titanic.
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((TOM ROBERTS/(I)-CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: YOU KNOW IF THE SHIP IS SINKIN IT'S NOT A GOOD TIME TO START ARGUING ABOUT WHAT TO HAVE FOR DESSERT, OR MOVING THE DECK CHAIRS AROUND.))
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Like Perot, Roberts believes the federal government's deficit spending has to end...or it will spell disaster for this country.
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IN Q=If this is

((ROBERTS: IF THIS IS ALL THE DEBT WE HAD, ONE TRILLION, FOR TWO HUNDRED YEARS, AND THEN SUDDENLY, THESE PIGS AT A TROUGH COULDN'T GET ENOUGH TO EAT, AND HAD TO GO TO THIS EXTENT, SOMETHING HAS TO CHANGE. AND THAT'S WHY I DIDN'T SAY WELL I'M GONNA TRY TO REFORM THE SYSTEM FROM WITHIN THE DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN PARTIES BECAUSE I DON'T THINK IT CAN BE DONE.))
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Nearly every position Roberts takes is in some way interwoven with his hawkish stance on cutting federal spending.
Take crime for instance.
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((ROBERTS: THE U-S CONGRESS CAN DO MORE HARM ON A LOCAL LEVEL, AS FAR AS CRIME IS CONCERNED, THAN THEY CAN GOOD. WHEN THEY RAISE THE TAXES AND TAKE 10 DOLLARS UP TO WASHINGTON D-C AND THEN GIVE YOU ONE DOLLAR BACK TOWARDS POLICE TRAINING, I DON'T THINK THEY'RE DOING A GOOD THING. IT WOULD BE BETTER TO HAVE THAT MONEY STAY ON A LOCAL LEVEL OR STATE LEVEL FOR WHAT'S DONE.))
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Roberts also advocates closing most tax loopholes and serious restrictions on campaign spending.
And while it may not be the biggest drain on the federal budget, he's got a big problem with the principle of congressional pensions.
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((ROBERTS: WHEN CONGRESS FROM 1982 TO 1996 DOUBLES THEIR OWN PAY AND MAKES IT SO THAT IF YOU SERVE FOR 14 YEARS YOU CAN HAVE OVER A MILLION DOLLAR PENSION CARE OF THE TAXPAYERS, THERE'S SOMETHING UNEQUAL ABOUT THAT.))
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((Roberts has some other interesting proposals. He talks about investing current contributions to Social Security and some Medicare funding into stocks and municipal bonds. Now his people have not done any polling on this race. But they do expect their candidate will get a boost when Reform Party presidential candidate Ross Perot visits the area right before election day. Len Besthoff, News-7, Wytheville. ))
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Wall Street the Dow dropped 44 points to close below the six thousand mark, at 59 hundred 92.
NASDAQ was down a fraction of a point.
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Endangered-Places


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-74
GRAPHIC=None


A local group says parts of our area are losing their heritage.
The Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation has compiled a list of the 10 most endangered places here in Southwestern Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The group says each site is unique and is in danger of being overlooked.
A number of structures top the list... like the Burke Cabin on Clay Street in Salem.
Another building in trouble-- the Claytor Clinic in the Historic Gainsboro.
But members also say the beauty of the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains are being threatened by development.
And they fear the Roanoke River is being degraded by pollution and poor planning.
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IN Q=We're hoping

((RUSTY PRITCHETT/ROANOKE VALLEY PRESERVATION FOUNDATION: WE'RE HOPING AS A RESULT OF ALL OF THIS WE WILL DEVELOP SOME PROGRAMS THAT ARE PROACTIVE WHICH WILL HELP US TO MAKE SURE WE IDENTIFY THESE PLACES BEFORE THEY BECOME REALLY ENDANGERED. ))
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VO-NAT


Other sites on the list include the Stokes House on Plantation Road in Roanoke County.
And the old Shenandoah Hotel on the corner of Williamson Road and Campbell Avenue.
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D-Day


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-76
GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial


The National Memorial to D-Day is still in the planning and fund-raising stages.
Now it's been expanded to include a 25-thousand square-foot visitor's center with its own museum, auditorium and research center.
The additional facilities have boosted the price by two million dollars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford


So it's now an EIGHT- million dollar project to be built on 88-acres behind Bedford Elementary School.
Bedford Delegate Lacy Putney pushed a 200-thousand dollar appropriation through the House.
The Senate scaled it back to 150-thousand.... less than 2-percent of what's needed.
The check's been a long time getting to Bedford, but Putney presented it to the D-Day foundation chairman today.
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((RICHARD BURROW/D-DAY FOUNDATION DIRECTOR: OUR PLANS ARE TO TELL MANY OF THE ORAL HISTORIES OF D-DAY VETERANS. BUT BEYOND D-DAY, TO CARRY FORTH THE STORY OF THE BATTLE FOR NORMANDIE AND THE BATTLE FOR EUROPE AND TO EXTEND THAT OUT, PERHAPS, TO THE ENTIRE SECOND WORLD WAR.))
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One -point -eight million dollars have been raised so far.
They hope to dedicate the memorial June 6, 1999, the 55th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming your way tonight in sports, the Braves look to slow down the Yankees express.
Roy Stanley reports from the Big South basketball media day in the Hill City.
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And we'll get you set for this weekend's huge Rugby tournament out at Green Hill Park that costs you nothing to attend.
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S-Braves


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-20
GRAPHIC=BRAVES/YANKEES


The first player to ever hit a homerun in Fulton County Stadium was current Yankee manager Joe Torre, who now has a chance to become the last manager to win a game in the soon to be replaced ballpark.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/FOX; :00


Last night, Fred McGriff took this Kenny Roger's Roaster, and devoured it without any sides, just a straight up the middle homer to deep center.
The Braves at one point led 6-to-zip.
But their heralded pitching staff let the Braves down as the Yankees came back to win game four 8-to-6 in extra innings and tie the series at two games a piece.
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S-Morrison


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-19
GRAPHIC=boxing


Tommy Morrison shocked the boxing world earlier this Fall when he announced he planned to make a boxing comeback despite have the AIDS virus.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Tulsa, OK/September 20;


Most figured he'd never find an opponent to fight, but today Anthony Cooks signed to fight MOrrison on November 3rd in Tokyo.
The fight contract has certain provisions to protect Morrison from the other boxer. If Morrison is cut, the fight will be stopped and the win will go to the fighter with the most points.
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S-South


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-21
GRAPHIC=Big South


T-V, Expansion and a new site for the Women's tournament were hot topics this afternoon and the Big South Media day. The pre-season polls were also released today.
Roy Stanley has more.
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((New commissioner Kyle Kallander was proud to announce that the conference has agreed to terms with SportSouth and Home Team Sports to televise 10 conference games this season.
With the T-V deal, future expansion and a push in marketing, the future looks bright for the Conference.)) ((KYLE KALLANDER/BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE: )) ((ROY STANDUP: )) ((LYNNE AGEE/UNC GREENSBORO HEAD COACH: )) ((This is U-N-C Greensboro's last season in the conference and the Lady Spartans are picked second in the pre-season pole behind the Lady Highlanders of Radford.)) ((LUBOMYR LICHONCZAK/RADFORD HEAD COACH: )) ((The two teams from Virginia are picked to challenge for the conference title.
Liberty University is picked first in the pre-season poll and Radford was a close second.)) ((JEFF MEYERS/LIBERTY UNIVERSITY HEAD COACH: )) ((RON BRADLEY/RADFORD HEAD COACH: )) ((Radford opens its season November 13-th against the Croatian Nationals. Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
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S-Rugby


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-2
GRAPHIC=ed & sandy lee cup


Some of the top rugby teams in the Commonwealth are coming to Roanoke County this weekend to battle for the Ed and Sandy Lee Cup.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./1995; :00


More than 25 club and collegiate teams comprised of both men and women will compete in the two day event, and things can often get a little heated especially in the college division.
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((JOHNNY MCLEAN/MID-ATLANTIC RUGBY UNION DIRECTOR:))
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Hundred od players and fans come to the valley each year for this event, and the biggest plus may be the site itself - Green Hill Park.
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The action begins Saturday morning at nine and continues all day and then again on Sunday, and best of all admission is absolutely free.
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S-Football


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#TF96-1
GRAPHIC=Big East


The Race for the Big East championship is beginning to heat up and Virginia Tech is right in the middle of the fire.
The Hokies are in third place behind Syracuse and a Miami team, which lost last week to East Carolina.
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((FRANK BEAMER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH: ))
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold logo


The Hokies host Pittsburgh this Saturday with a noon kickoff.

S-Tennis


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-22
GRAPHIC=TENNIS


Earlier in the week we told you that Gabriela Sabatini was set to retire from pro tennis at the ripe old age of 26,
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SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00


and today she made the retirement official at a newsconferecne in New York.
She won 27 singles titles and spent most of her career ranked in the top 10.
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Promo


ANCHOR=Keith
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Check your cable listings for the channel where you can watch the region's only Prime Time newscast-- Take Fullscreen Board
that's News 7 Prime Time tonight at 10 pm on W-E-F-C--Connie Stevens will have all the day's news, joined by Robin and Mike.
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