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Attorneys for four police officers indicted in the videotaped beating of Rodney King have asked a judge to move the case out of the county, claiming extensive publicity would make a fair trial impossible.

"If there was ever a case that merits a change of venue, it's this one," attorney Michael Stone, who represents Officer Laurence Powell, said Monday.Stone argued that - although the beating created a furor of international dimensions, news coverage has been heaviest in Los Angeles, where the videotape is still seen almost daily on local newscasts more than a month after the March 3 incident.