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Violence erupts in a St. Petersburg neighborhood after a white police officer shoots a black motorist.
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And the first witnesses take the stand at the O-J Simpson Trial.
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st-pete-riot


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Police in St. Petersburg, Florida say the chaos is calming down this morning following a night of rioting in a predominantly black neighborhood.
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A crowd of several hundred set fires and threw rocks and bottles last night after a police officer fatally shot a man during a traffic stop.
Police officers in riot gear barricaded several streets and tried to contain the violence.
Local hospitals report several other injuries, including an officer shot in the arm.
The shooting that sparked the violence happened after two police officers stopped a car with two people inside.
The car allegedly lurched forward, hitting one of the officers, and the officers allegedly opened fire, striking the driver of the car.
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CIVIL-TRIAL


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Testimony begins this morning at the O-J Simpson civil trial.
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First up--restaurant employees and neighbors of murder victim Nicole Brown Simpson.
Her character came into question yesterday as an attorney for O-J began his case.
Attorney Robert Baker claimed Nicole was sexually promiscuous and threw parties with drug dealers and prostitutes.
Without mentioning race as a motive, the defense also told jurors that Simpson was the victim of a police frame-up.
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TWA


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Nearly 100 days after the mysterious explosion and crash of T-W-A flight 800, frustrated investigators may have some new leads.
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They now say it's possible a fuel measuring device was responsible for the explosion that brought the plane down.
Federal agents are examining the device, called a fuel probe, to see if faulty wiring could have ignited the jet's center fuel tank.
The July disaster killed all 230 people aboard the plane.
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Meantime, another set back for T-W-A yesterday, as the airline's chief executive, Jeffrey Erikson announced his resignation.
The news came on the same day the airline posted a big money loss linked to the 7-47 crash.
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Lilly


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE# 96-79
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The defense rested its case in the capital murder trial of Ben Lilly yesterday, 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 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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Legionnaires


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Another case of Legionnaires' Disease has been reported in the New River Valley.
That brings the total number of cases to four.
Legionnaires is an acute form of pneumonia- that can be fatal.
The cases appear to be isolated-- the patients are from Montgomery County, Floyd and Giles.
Two are in critical condition, the others are stable.
Victims usually inhale airborne water droplets containing the bacteria.
Symptoms include fevers between 103 and 105 degrees.
State epi-demiologists are in the area now, working with local officials-- they're also investigating a rise in PNEUMONIA cases in the New River Valley, and don't know yet if they're related.

Thomas


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TAPE# 96-75
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A Halifax County man could not persuade a jury he shot and killed a man in self defense.
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The jury last night convicted Barry Dwight Thomas, Junior of voluntary manslaughter.
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.
Thomas was sentenced to five years in prison.
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Halifax-Brawl


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TAPE# 96-78
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A fight yesterday at Halifax County High School has landed three students in court.
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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 student.
Authorities still don't know what led to the brawl-- there were actually three fights going on at once.
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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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The three have been charged with disorderly conduct.
Authorities also arrested another student for possession of marijuana on school grounds.

Endangered-Places


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TAPE# 96-74
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The Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation is trying to make the public more aware.
The group has released a list of the 10 most endangered places in the area.
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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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2-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#s6-18
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The 1996 World Series cranked out another nail biter last night as the Braves and Yankees went to the last out in the bottom of the ninth to settle Game Five.
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The only run of the first eight and half innings came off Cecil Fielder's double that scores Charlie Hayes from second. Hayes reached on a error earlier in the inning. That made the score 1-to-nothing Yankees.
The Braves put runners on first and third in the bottom of the ninth when pinch hitter Luis Polonia came on trying to drive in Chipper Jones and Ryan Klesko, but after fouling off seven pitches he lines a shot to right, and Paul
O'Neill is able to make the stretching catch for SUPER=35-New

York/1/Atlanta/0/Yankees Lead 3-to-2; the third out.
The Yankees win game 5, 1-to-nothing.
They now lead the series 3 games to 2.
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Shooting-Range


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With the hunting season just around the corner many are getting into target practic to brush up on their skills. Just a few miles from Blacksburg there's a shooting range safely tucked away in the Washington and Jefferson National Forest.
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This week's Great Escape is just off Route 4-60 three miles from Virginia Tech. It's clean, it's safe and there's no user fee on this range.
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While there is no required fee a donation is requested. All donations go right back into the repair and upkeep of the range. 2-HEADLINES
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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A night of rioting in St. Petersburg Florida--the violence broke out after police shot and killed a man during a routine traffic stop.
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The first witnesses in the O-J Simpson civil trial will take the stand today in Los Angeles. Yesterday Simpson's attorney attacked the character of murder victim Nicole Brown.
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and a Montgomery County jury is expected to begin deciding the fate of Ben Lilly, accused of kidnapping and fatally shooting a Virginia Tech student last year.
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And that's what's making news on this Friday October 25th.
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florida-riot


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Questions are being raised this morning about a fatal shooting yesterday in St. Petersburg, Florida that sparked a violent riot.
A white police officer shot a black man during a traffic stop.
At least two witnesses say the shooting was justified.
Rick Jackson has more.
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((
It all started with what appeared to be a routine traffic stop of a car in a predominantly black neighborhood in st. petersburg.. one report says the car lurched forward into a police officer...and the officers responded by opening fire....killing the driver.
I SAW MY FRIENDS IN BACK OF THE CAR THROW THEIR HANDS UP....THEN I HEARD TWO SHOTS AND THEN I DIVED IN A STORE.

The shooting sparked immediate fighting ....which grew as night fell....until hundreds of people were in the streets confronting police with glass and bricks.
Police---using shields and riot gear to protect themselves....attempted to

contain the violence with barricades.
but that didn't stop =them= or camera crews in the area.... from being

hurt...
The crowd was so volatile....firefighters were kept from moving in to put out blazes set by the protesters....so cars and stores burned out of control.
One police dispatcher called it "utter chaos"....whatever the word to describe it....the white house is concerned....and has already made inquires into the situation. Rick jackson, cbs news new york.))


canada-protest


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Violence yesterday in Toronoto during what was suppose to be a day of peaceful picketing.
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A protestor was run down by a car driven by a Loomis delivery service employee.
The man was shaken up, but suffered only minor injuries.
Organizers are hoping to get a quarter of a million union members and social activists to protest at some 300 locations throughout Ontario.
The protest is against the Conservative provincial government's spending cuts to social services; including cuts to hospitals and education.
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Australia-Protest


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In Australia, it's students who are demonstrating.
They're angry about higher tuition costs.
At Sydney University yesterday punches and kicks were thrown between students and police as Australia's Prime Minister entered the University for a graduation ceremony.
Shortly afterward, several students entered the ceremony venue and tried to disrupt proceedings, but were removed by police.
One police officer was injured and one student arrested.
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simpson


ANCHOR=Melanie
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The first witnesses are scheduled to take the stand today in O.J. Simpson's wrongful-death trial.
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First up--restaurant employees and neighbors of murder victim Nicole Brown Simpson.
Her character came into question yesterday as an attorney for o-j simpson began his case.
Attorney Robert Baker claimed Nicole was sexually promiscuous and threw parties with drug dealers and prostitutes.
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Without mentioning race as a motive, the defense also told jurors that Simpson was the victim of a police frame-up.
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P-Legionnaires'


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New River Valley Health officials are reporting a FOURTH case of Legionnaires' Disease in the district.
Still though, they say 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.

P-Lilly


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-28
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After nearly a week of testimony, the jury is expected to begin deliberations today in the Ben Lilly Murder trial.
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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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Grey


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Democratic Congressional candidate Jeff Grey is blasting Republicans for cuts in veteran's benefits.
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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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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 easing access to V-A Centers, and supported budgets in '96 and '97 that included increases in veterans compensation and benefits.

D-Day


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NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-76
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The National Memorial for D-Day is still in the planning and fund-raising stages in Bedford.
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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So 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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Halloween-Recall


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If your child has a trick or treating pail- take note.
An Ohio company is recalling 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.

4-Scores


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WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-18
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It came down to the last out in the bottom of the ninth last night before the Braves and the Yankees settled Game Five of the 1996 World Series.
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The only run of the first eight and half innings came off Cecil Fielder's double that scores Charlie Hayes from second. Hayes reached on a error earlier in the inning. That made the score 1-to-nothing Yankees.
The Braves put runners on first and third in the bottom of the ninth when pinch hitter Luis Polonia came on trying to drive in Chipper Jones and Ryan Klesko, but after fouling off seven pitches he lines a shot to right, and Paul
O'Neill is able to make the stretching catch for SUPER=35-New

York/1/Atlanta/0/Yankees Lead 3-to-2; the third out.
The Yankees win game 5, 1-to-nothing. (-------------) They now lead the series 3 games to 2.