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7Lilly


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TAPE# 96-79
GRAPHIC=Ben Lilly


The deliberations could soon begin in the Ben Lilly Capital murder trial.
Yesterday the defense rested, but not before trying to point the finger elsewhere.
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Several witnesses testified Gary Barker and Mark Lilly were the ones handling guns-- in the hours before the fatal shooting of a Virginia Tech student.
Two people said Barker even threatened to kill anyone who tried to stop him for driving without a license.
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((QUESTION: AND WHAT WAS THAT COMMENT? WARREN NOLAN/DEFENSE WITNESS: A COMMENT ABOUT IF THEY GOT STOPPED OR ANYTHING HE WOULD SHOOT THE BACK GLASS OUT AND SHOOT A COP OR ANYBODY. ))
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A convenience store owner testified Barker held a gun on HIM during a robbery the same night as the murder.
But prosecutor Skip Schwab pointed out Barker did NOT shoot, even though he had the opportunity. Tech student Alexander DeFilippis was shot four times just a couple of hours earlier.
Barker and Lilly's younger brother Mark have said Ben Lilly pulled the trigger.
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7Legionnaires


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=cst
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Legionnaires


State health officials are in the New River valley investigating a number of Legionnaires cases.
At least 4 people in the area have diaganosed with the disease.
Legionnaires is an acute form of pneumonia- that can be fatal.
The cases appear to be isolated-- the patients are from Montgomery County and Giles Counties and Floyd.
Two are in critical condition, the others are stable.
Victims usually inhale airborne water droplets containing the bacteria.
Symptoms include high fevers-- between 103 and 105 degrees.
Officials are also looking into a rise in PNEUMONIA cases in the New River Valley, and don't know yet if they're related.

7D-Day


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=CUTIN
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-76
GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial


The plans for the National Memorial in honor of D-Day in Bedford have expanded.
Plans now include a 25-thousand square foot visitor's center with its own museum, auditorium and research center.
The price tag has expanded too--
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It's now an EIGHT- million dollar project that'll go up 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 yesterday.
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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 NORMANDY 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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7Endangered-Places


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE# 96-74
GRAPHIC=None


The Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation has compiled a list of the 10 most endangered places here in Southwestern Virginia.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Most of the sites listed are structures... but a couple deal with the area's NATURAL resources.
Members say the Roanoke River is in jeopardy because of poor planning and pollution.
The list also includes the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains.
The Foundation is afraid of current and future development on the rolling hills.
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((RUSTY PRITCHETT/ROANOKE VALLEY PRESERVATION FOUNDATION: HOPEFULLY WE'LL GET SOME COMMUNITY INTERACTION. SOME PLACES WE MAY NOT BE AWARE OF AND IT SHOULD RAISE AWARENESS OF THE COMMUNITY AS WELL. ))
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A couple of downtown buildings made the endangered list... like the Norfolk & Western General Offices and the old Shenandoah Hotel.
The Claytor Clinic in the Historic Gainsboro District was also named.
Salem has one site on the list... the Burke Cabin on Clay Street.
Also mentioned was the Stokes House on Plantation Road in Roanoke County.
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7WEATHER


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Turning to the weather forecast, Expect partly sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 60s.
Tonight, lows will be around 50, with scattered showers. 7BIRTHDAYS! 10/27/96
Sunday:

SUPER=130-30/Lee Ferguson/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-/Teresa Hinkley/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-/Brian Harris/Dublin;



SUPER=130-77/Maynard Wells/Floyd;



SUPER=130-5/James Doherty II/Hardy;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-6th/Gregory & Carrie Prillaman/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-32/Joyce Campbell/Penhook;



SUPER=130-32/Jimmy Eaton/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-18/David Rose/Salem;


Monday:

SUPER=130-16/Joey Hinkley/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-13/Renee' Irvin/Wytheville;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-65th/Mr. & Mrs. James Webb/Hillsville;



SUPER=130-37/Douglas Caldwell/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-8/Joshua Stovall/Thaxton;



SUPER=130-46/Bill Young/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Sterling Walker/Moneta;



SUPER=130-1/Zachary Wright/Salem;



SUPER=130-/Kyra Wilson/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-98/Crawford Turner/Boones Mill;



SUPER=130-13/Kris Bostic/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-/Kelly Williams/Roanoke;


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SUPER=130-17/Redina Wright/Rocky Mount;

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55Thomas


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-75
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Halifax County jury didn't buy a claim of self defense, and sentenced a man to five years for voluntary manslaughter.
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SUPER=03-Halifax;


The conviction came last night against Barry Dwight Thomas Junior.
Authorities say he killed 33-year old Anthony Meadows in March at a trailer.
The two were apparently staying 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.
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55Grey


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-84
GRAPHIC=Jeff Grey


The Democratic Congressional candidate for the sixth district is blasting Republicans for cuts in veteran's benefits.
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SUPER=03-Salem;


Jeff 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 Thursday, 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=Melanie
SS=Bob Goodlatte


A spokesman for Goodlatte says Grey's latest charges are "typical slash and burn attacks" that are simply not true.

55Halloween-Recall


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=JJA
TAPE# none
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A warning for parents getting their children ready for Hallowween.
An Ohio company has issued a recall for nearly 12 thousand plastic Halloween candy buckets-- because of a lead paint hazard.
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The small pails look like Jack-o-lanterns, skulls or Frankenstein heads.
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The pails have been sold six to a package wrapped in cellophane with a label that says Happy Halloween.
It also includes the name of the company- Direct Source International.
The U-S Consumer Product Safety Commission says it found high levels of lead in black, yellow and red paint on the buckets.
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The agency says it can cause lead poisoning if a young child eats the paint.
Consumers are urged to return the items to stores for refunds.

55WEATHER


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8-P-Lilly


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-28
GRAPHIC=Ben Lilly


The jury is expected to begin deliberations today in the Ben Lilly Murder trial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Lilly is in court for capital murder, abduction, carjacking and robbery in Montgomery County.
He's charged in the death of a Virginia Tech student last December.
Yesterday the defense tried to prove that another man, Gary Barker was the more likely shooter.
Several witnesses testified they saw Barker AND Lilly's younger brother Mark handling guns in the hours before the shooting, however none of them saw Ben Lilly actually HOLDING a weapon.
Barker has already pled guilty, and Mark Lilly's trial is set for next month.
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8-p-legionnaires'


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Legionnaires


A fourth case of Legionaires' Disease has popped up in the New River Valley.
Health officials say all the cases APPEAR to be isolated. There's no apparent connection between them.
Legionnaires' is an acute form of pneumonia-- it can be spread though the air-- through moist soil, water taps, humidifiers or air conditioning cooling towers.
Two patients are from Montgomery County, one is from Floyd and the other is from Giles County.
Two are in critical condition, the others are stable.
Right now, state epidemiologists are working with the New River Valley Health Department-- they're also investigating a rise in pneumonia cases in the region.

8Shooting-Range


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=Great Escapes


With the hunting season just around the corner many are getting into target practice to brush up on their skills. This week's Great Escape is at a shooting range in the Washington and Jefferson National Forests, just three miles from Virginia Tech.
It's located off Route 4-60. It's clean, it's safe and there's no user fee.
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8WEATHER


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Turning to the weather forecast, Expect partly sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 60s. EXTENDED!!!!!!!!! Tonight, lows will be around 50, with scattered showers.