(( HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL SEE TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
THREE STUDENTS ARE ARRESTED FOLLOWING A FIGHT AT HALIFAX COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL.
A JURY COULD GET THE CASE TOMORROW IN THE MURDER TRIAL OF BEN LILLY ))
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It's Thursday, October 24th-- tonight's TOP STORY--
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((ROSS PEROT/PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: AM I IN THIS FOR THE LONG HAUL? YES. DO I
INTEND TO CAMPAIGN TIL THE BITTER END? YES. HOW COULD WE POSSIBLY WIN? LET ME
TELL YOU HOW WE COULD WIN IN 96. ))
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Ross Perot says he's not backing out of the Presidential Race.
Good Evening, this is News 7 PRIMETIME on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
Ross Perot isn't mincing his words.
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The Reform Party Presidential Candidate is rejecting Bob Dole's request
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((ROSS PEROT/I-CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT: IN NO WAY DO I WANT TO DO ANYTHING TO
HARM ANOTHER CANDIDATES CONSTRUCTIVE CAMPAIGN AND I DON'T WANT TO SAY OR DO
ANYTHING. THE THING I WANT TO ASSURE YOU IS THAT I AM HEAR, I AM HERE TO
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Perot dismisses Dole's overture-- as quote-- "weird and totally
Stumping in Alabama and Florida, the Republican candidate didn't discuss
Meantime, Perot also took aim at President Clinton--
He said Clinton faces moral, ethical and criminal problems likely to force
him from office if he wins a second term.
Clinton's camp had little reaction to the comments-- rather, the President
spent the day campaigning in Louisiana and Alabama.
In the hours before Ross Perot rejected offers from the Dole camp,
Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour told a Richmond fundraiser
there's only one way President Clinton can win.
According to Barbour, that's if Perot stays in the race and splits the
But new poll numbers from The Washington Post show Clinton has a 22 point
lead over Dole, and Perot with only eight percent.
Sixth District Congressional candidate Jeff Grey is blasting Republicans for
cuts in veterans benefits.
The democrat criticizes his opponent, Republican 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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Grey, a veteran himself, says if elected he would support funding for
research into veterans disabilities like the effects of Agent Orange and the
Gulf War Syndrome.
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Divers have finally found two crucial bits of wreckage from the T-W-A crash
off New York.
A federal source says crews recovered two fuel probes from Flight 800.
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Investigators are reportedly analyzing the badly damaged devices to see if
they could have malfunctioned and caused the center fuel tank to explode.
Meantime, the president and CEO of T-W-A says he's stepping down in
Jeffrey Erickson says he decided it's time to move on-- his announcement
came the same day the airline posted a quarterly loss linked to the crash of
He and the airline were widely criticized for their response to the crash.
Today, O.J. Simpson's lawyers began their opening arguments in his civil
trial, shifting the focus FROM Simpson to Nicole Brown--
Byron Harlan reports.
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SUPER=01-Laurie Levinson/Legal Analyst; :27
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(( Defense lawyers are dissecting Nicole Brown's life and the image they're
presenting is not flattering.
Robert Baker's opening argument includes stories about promiscuity, parties
with drugs and prostitutes.
Then there was an abortion after he said she got pregnant during a
relationship following her divorce from O.J. Simpson.
Baker said, she confided in Simpson about the pregnancy, that he was her
friend and confident, not an angry stalker.
((LORI LEVINSON: INSTEAD OF JUST RESTORING O.J.'S CHARACTER, HE WENT AHEAD AND
ATTACKED THE VICTIM. ))
It was too much for Nicole's mother and sister Denise, who left the courtroom
in the middle of Baker's statement.
The defense statement followed the last plaintiff lawyer, who said Simpson
had an uncontrollable rage regarding Nicole, that he was obsessed with her
and wanted to know her every move.
Simpson listened to the lawyer, sometimes rolled his eyes, shook his head and
apparently mouthed, that's not true.
The next step: calling witnesses.
The plaintiff's will be first and they'll try to do what prosecutors
couldn t: show that O.J. Simpson had a motive and enough time to kill Nicole
Brown and Ron Goldman.
Byron Harlan, CBS News, Los Angeles.))
Another case of Legionnaires' disease has been diagnosed in the New River
Valley...we'll have an update--
And a check is presented from the General Assembly to help pay for the
multi-million dollar National D-Day Memorial--but the grand plan is growing...
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After nearly a week of testimony, the jury is expected to begin
deliberations tomorrow in the Ben Lilly Murder trial.
Lilly is in court for capital murder, abduction, carjacking and robbery in
He's charged in the death of a Virginia Tech student last December.
Today the defense tried to prove that another man, Gary Barker was the more
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
A fight at Halifax County High School landed three students in court today.
18- year old Craig Powell was the first to be brought in and charged with
disorderly conduct at school.
18- year old Michael Ewing and a juvenile were also charged.
Authorities still don't know what sparked the fight-- there were actually
three fights going on at the same time.
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Craig Powell is still behind bars.
Authorities also arrested a juvenile this afternoon for possesion of
marijuana on school grounds.
The plans for the National Memorial in honor of D-Day in Bedford have
So of course the price tag is higher.
The 150-thousand dollars the Virginia General Assembly appropriated last
March is just two-percent of the eight million dollar total.
In addition to the monument to be built on a hillside behind Bedford
Elementary School, plans NOW call for an education center to go along with it.
The D-Day Foundation Director hopes to bring home the tale of 66-hundred
Americans who died on the Normandy Beaches of France.
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((RICHARD BURROW/D-DAY FOUNDATION DIRECTOR: EACH ONE OF THOSE MEN WAS A PART OF
A HOUSEHOLD, AND EACH HOUSEHOLD WAS A PART OF A COMMUNITY. AND WHAT WAS THE
IMPACT BACK HOME, NOT ONLY ON THE BATTLE FRONT ITSELF, BUT BACK HOME IN THE
SUPER=01-Richard Burrow/D-Day Foundation Director
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They hope to dedicate the memorial on D-Day, 1999.
TOnight on Primetime Sports-- Boxing great and now GRANDFATHER Sugar Ray
Leonard wants to make a comeback--
But first-- ten places in Southwestern Virginia are on the endangered list.
One organization is hoping to preserve them before a part of the valley's
heritage is lost.
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The Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation has compiled a list of the 10
most endangered places here in Southwestern Virginia.
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
Another building in trouble-- the Claytor Clinic in Historic Gainsboro.
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
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((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
SUPER=01-Rusty Pritchett/Preservation Foundation;
Other sites on the list include the Stokes House on Plantation Road in
And the old Shenandoah Hotel on the corner of Williamson Road and Campbell
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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
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
October is Physical Therapy Month.
Many of us never really understand the importance of this profession--
until we're the ones with an injury.
Patrick Evans has more.
SUPER=01-Cathy Carroll/Brambleton Physical Therapy
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Maybe you've grown up to this question...can you tell me how to get to Sesame
Well tonight, Sesame Street and our video pick both come from Russia.
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Sesame Street, or "Ulitsa Sezam"-- premiers on primetime Russian
Television this week.
The cast and kids are Russian, as are the muppet characters.
And there are of course, a few subtle differences.
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The part of Big Bird is being played instead by a big blue muppet named
Zeliboba who lives in a tree trunk.
Bert and Ernie-- or Vlas and Enik as they're called-- are imported segments
and dubbed in Russian.
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The Cookie Monster is Keks-- a kind of Russian muffin.
Producers hope it will educate the new generation of Russian kids about
Russian life and values in a world very different from that of their parents.
Tonight on Primetime sports, the Friday Football Extra schedule of games for
week number 9, plus a preseason look at Big South basketball.
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In Tulsa Oklahoma, last month Tommy Morrison announced his comeback to
boxing, and today the HIV infected fighter announced he has an opponent.
Morrison will fight Anthony Cooks November 3rd in Tokyo.
Meanwhile 40 year old Sugar Ray Leonard announced his own comeback today in
The grandfather of one is coming back to fight Hector Camacho next February,
but he's really coming back to be a role model for young kids.
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((SUGAR RAY LEONARD/PLANS TO FIGHT AGAIN IN FEBRUARY:))
SUPER=01-Sugar Ray Leonard/Plans To Fight Again In February; :00
OUT Q=...GOD BLESS ME."
GO TO BREAK
Game five of the world series tonight in Atlanta has been flying right along
thanks to John Smoltz's ability to mow down the Yankees in the early innings.
Right now in the top of the 7th_____ inning the Braves trail the Yanks 1 to
The series is tied at 2 games a piece.
The Big South men's and women's basketball programs were in the spotlight
today in Lynchburg as the Conference held its it annual preseason media day.
And Roy Stanley says the Big South had a big agenda to discuss this
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SUPER=01-Lynne Agee/UNC Greensboro Head Coach; :50
SUPER=01-Lubomyr Lichonczak/Radford Women's Coach; 1;08
SUPER=01-Jeff Meyers/Liberty University Head Coach; 1:29
SUPER=01-Ron Bradley/Radford Head Coach; 1:40
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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
((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.))
Tom Lehman and Vijay Singh have the first round lead at the lucrative PGA
Tour Championship in Tulsa.
This is the event reserved only for the tour's top 30 money winners.
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Tiger Woods is one of those, but today he had his ups and downs.
Here's a downer as he miss hits the putt on 18 and buries his club in the
fringe in disgust.
He's just four shots back at even par.
The Friday Football Extra is quickly winding down.
Tomorrow night marks week nine of the regular season, and here are the games
we'll be covering for you.
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news in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7...Thanks for watching. Goodnight.
That's it for us on NEWS-7 Primetime, Jean Jadhon will be along with more