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Emmett Cressell Junior cannot get a fair trial in Grayson County.
That's what his attorneys are trying to convince a judge. They've renewed their request for a change of venue.
They believe the jury pool is skewed, because so many of the potential jurors have been dismissed for the same reason -- they've already formed an opinion about the case through media reports.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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They were stuck with the bill for cleaning up several hundred gallons of hazardous waste discovered on their property, now a Roanoke company is trying to get the polluters to pay up.
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Star City Lumber says it cost nearly 37-thousand dollars to remove and properly dispose of all the contaminated soil.
The Company bought part of the old Singer Furniture Plant in May.
Co-owner Dick Morgan says they hadn't counted on finding 13 barrels of petroleum products buried behind the lumber kilns once used by Singer Furniture.
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((MOST OF THEM- -EXCEPT, FOR I THINK, TWO OR THREE- -WERE INTACT AND HAD, FROM WHAT WE COULD TELL, LACQUER THINNER, FINISHING MATERIAL THAT WAS ACTUALLY USED IN FINISHING OF THE FURNITURE.))
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Morgan and his partner filed suit in federal court this week, hoping to recoup the cost of the clean-up.
There's no telling how many more drums of waste may be left over from Singer's operations or how close it may come to polluting Tinker Creek- which is just across the road from the plant.
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[7Burning-Ban]


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Burning bans are now in effect statewide.
As of today, open burning within 300 feet of forests, brush lands or fields containing dry grasses is illegal.
Governor Gilmore signed the proclamation yesterday.
The ban on campfires and smoking in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests also goes into effect today.
But the restrictions came too late for part of the Shenandoah National Park- where a fire has burned more than a thousand acres.

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Taking a look now at your Friday forecast..
Some clouds today, with a chance for a light shower.
Highs should rise to near 70 degrees.
Light winds will move the clouds out overnight.
Look for temperatures to drop into the upper-40s.
The extended Halloween forecast...

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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 10/31/98
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John Glenn and the other ``Discovery'' astronauts will be waking up soon for their mission's first full day in space.


Half of the students from a Floyd County school were in Florida for yesterday's historic liftoff.
The other half gathered around a T-V- set.
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Blue Mountain School was one of only ten in the country that contributed experiments to the shuttle mission.
Today, students were excited by John Glenn's return to space, but also by their own role in this historic mission.

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((LAUREL GRAEFE/STUDENT: I WAS THINKING HOW JOHN GLENN WAS GOING UP AND THAT IT'S JUST LIKE A REALLY GREAT PLEASURE AND GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR US TO PUT SOMETHING, OUR EXPERIMENT, ON THE SHUTTLE AND WATCH IT TAKE OFF.)) ((KINDLE BASON/STUDENT: I CAN'T WAIT TO GET OUR EXPERIMENTS BACK TO SEE IF WE FIND OUT SOMETHING THAT MAYBE HASN'T BEEN DISCOVERED BEFORE.))
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The students will get that chance early next year... when NASA returns the experiments to the school.


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The man who held capture forever the images of past shuttle launches was also tuning to watch from a friend's home -- near Clifton Forge.
Tina Tenret explains.
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(( Remember this shot?
And this one?
How bout this one?
They were all brought to you by Richard Murphy of Clifton Forge.
A former NASA photographer, he designed cameras still used in space launches today.
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Murphy mounted the cameras that captured this hero's face.
He also created John Glenn's personal space camera.
He stripped down an Argus C-3 found in a drug store, then made it Glenn-proof, so to speak.
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((JOHN GLENN'S NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO TAKE OFF HIS GLOVES AND MESS AROUND WITH FILM ... 72 EXPOSURES.)) [RUNS:11]
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Murphy sifts through shots snapped with his cameras.
Edward White, the first American to walk in space, taken by a fellow astronaut.
The Gemini spacecraft at liftoff.
Murphy invented cameras that would not melt even under the engines.
Some take 18-thousand-pictures per second.
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So this pioneer watched Glenn's return to space, knowing that long after the thrill of the launch, the magic would be captured forever.
That's Richard Murphy's legacy.
Tina Tenret News7 Alleghany County.))
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Murphy had a personal invitation to yesterday's launch from John Glenn
He had to turn it down -- he's suffering from the flu.

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Turning now to weather--
Variably cloudy today, with a chance of a few sprinkles.
Highs around 70.
Clearing skies tonight, with a light breeze.
Lows in the upper 40s.
The Halloween weekend forecast is dry and pleasant...with highs in the 60s.
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Attorneys for Emmett Cressell, Junior want his capital murder trial moved OUT of Grayson county.
They're trying to convince a judge that Cressell would NOT be able to get a fair trial there.
The lawyers believe the jury pool is skewed, because so many of the potential jurors have been dismissed for the same reason -- they've already formed an opinion about the case through media reports.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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[8E-Singer-Dirt]


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After shelling out the money to clean up hundreds of gallons of hazardous waste on their property, a Roanoke lumber company wants a refund from the polluters.
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Star City Lumber says it cost nearly 37-thousand dollars to remove and properly dispose of all the contaminated soil.
The Company bought part of the old Singer Furniture Plant in May.
Co-owner Dick Morgan says they hadn't counted on finding 13 barrels of petroleum products buried behind the lumber kilns once used by Singer Furniture.
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((MOST OF THEM- -EXCEPT, FOR I THINK, TWO OR THREE- -WERE INTACT AND HAD, FROM WHAT WE COULD TELL, LACQUER THINNER, FINISHING MATERIAL THAT WAS ACTUALLY USED IN FINISHING OF THE FURNITURE.))
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Morgan and his partner filed suit in federal court this week, hoping to recoup the cost of the clean-up.
There's no telling how many more drums of waste may be left over from Singer's operations or how close it may come to polluting Tinker Creek- which is just across the road from the plant.
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[8Interstate-Study]


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Car and truck drivers might soon be travelling in separate lanes on Interstate 81--
Northern Virginia Congressman Frank Wolf made the request to study the separation on Interstates 81 and 95.
State Transportation Commissioner David Gehr said the state will consider such a move for I-81 as part of as study of planned improvements.
But he said there were no plans to review dividers for I-95.

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Before we wrap up the morning updates--
Variably cloudy skies today, with some sprinkles possible.
Highs today around 70.
Clearing skies overnight, with light winds.
Lows dropping into the uppwer 40s.
In the extended forecast, expect mostly sunny skies for Halloween Day and dry weather lasting through the weekend.

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