Today on news 7 at Five, Africanized killer bees ARE to blame for the death of an animal in the Alleghany Highlands.
And many fear peace talks at Camp David are crumbling, after a letter sent to President Clinton from Israel's Prime Minister.
Cloudy skies turn into showers tonight as a system moves our way...but tomorrow has clearer skies in store.
Details are next.
In Health Check - tens of thousands of local children...
currently do NOT receive dental care.
But one coalition hopes to fix that by next year.
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President Clinton delays a trip to Far East- to help bring peace to the Middle East.
The Middle East Peace Summit in Maryland has been extended one more day.
President Clinton postponed his Japan trip- in hopes of pulling out a deal between Israel and the Palestinian leader.
Lee Cowan has the latest on another day of tense talks.
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[SUPER=01-Joe Lockhart/White House Spokesman;]
[SUPER=01-Joel Singer/Former Israeli Negotiator;]
[SUPER=01-Robert Satloff/Washington Center;]
[Super=01-Lee Cowan/CBS News;]
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It was another sleepless night for all sides as the game of
brinkmanship at Camp David wore on into the wee hours of the morning.
The White House describes the negotiations as having hit a "fevered
pitch" as the clock counts
down to what is now an imminent departure by the President.
JOE LOCKHART, WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN
We wouldn't stay if we didn't think there was some chance of having a productive day."
But Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak seems to be hinting this NINTH day of negotiations has done little. Rumors had been circulating
that he was threatening to leave.
The White House confirms Barak sent a letter to the President which according to Israeli radio - accuses Palestinian leader Yasser
Arafat for failing to negotiate in good faith -- and blames the Palestinians for squandering an opportunity for peace.
The Palestinians responded in kind -- saying it is the Israeli delegation that won't engage in meaningful talks.
JOEL SINGER, FORMER ISRAELI NEGOTIATOR : Both sides are arguing, are negotiating, things that are at the core of
The talks will succeed or fail on one point in particular -- the status of east Jerusalem -- the holy city both sides want to claim as
their capitol. Barak cannot relinquish sovereignty -- and Arafat cannot allow
Israel to keep control over Arab neighborhoods -- a point he has
steadfastly maintained for the last seven years.
ROBERT SATLOFF,WASHINGTON CENTER
There can be no end of the conflict agreement without a Palestinian foothold in Jerusalem.
Early on, many had thought a partial agreement might be able to be reached -- on other issues outside of Jerusalem. There is still a
chance, the White House says -- everyone expects the negotiating to go
right down to the wire. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington.))
A colony of so-called "Killer Bees" has made its way to Alleghany County.
It's the first time the bees have been spotted in the state.
The type of bees was confirmed today by bee experts at Virginia Tech.
Marya Jones talked to the experts and now tells us more about what their findings mean.
Jean, entomologists say that though it's unusual for killer bees to be this far north, it's no cause for alarm...
They destroyed the colony found in Low Moor.
And they're HOPING they've seen the last of them.
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[SUPER=01-Eric Day/Tech Entomologist; :35]
[OUT Q=deadly encounter.]
(( A group of Virginia Tech entomologists confirmed it this morning, with the help of experts at the U-S Department of Agriculture:
The swarm of bees that killed Frank the goat and then turned on his owner, James Downey, earlier this month were Africanized bees.
The bees are usually not found any higher than Texas.
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((TIM MACK/ENTOMOLOGY DEPARTMENT HEAD: IT'S SOMETHING THAT IS ISOLATED. WE DID GET TO THE COLONY BEFORE IT REPRODUCED. WE'RE DOUBTFUL THAT THERE ARE OTHER KILLER BEES IN THE AREA. ))
Experts say the bees most likely hitched a ride from the southwestern U-S on a truck or train.
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((ERIC DAY/TECH ENTOMOLOGIST: THE TOWN OF LOW MOOR SITS ON I-64 AND ALSO ON RR TRACKS. THERE'S A RR SIGHTING RIGHT IN FRONT OF MR. DOWNEY'S HOUSE, SO THERE ARE SEVERAL INTERSTATE COMMERCE SITES NEAR THIS PARTICULAR FARM. ))
Killer bees look just like other honey bees.
But when provoked, the entire hive often attacks together... making for a potentially deadly encounter.))
So, experts think -- or hope -- they've seen the last of the bees.
On News-7 at 6, we'll tell you what steps they're taking to make sure of it.
Virginia Tech's police chief will be back on the job next month.
University officials confirm that a two-month internal investigation has cleared Mike Jones of allegations of wrongdoing lodged by employees.
However, Lieutenant John Brotherton will stay on as Acting Chief until the department develops a training program to address "sexual harassment issues" in the department.
Officials still will not comment on the nature of the charges against Jones, except to say that they were of an "interpersonal nature."
Jones is a 30-year veteran of the department and has been chief for 10 year.
He's been on paid suspension since May.
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Members of the historic Lexington Presbyterian Church say yesterday's fire won't prevent them from holding Sunday Services.
The latest, just ahead.
Plus, the man who plays Hannibal the Cannibal had a lunch date with Governor Gilmore today.
We'll tell you why...
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The Lexington fire chief wants people who own old buildings to install sprinkler systems.
Fire ravaged the historic Lexington Presbyterian Church yesterday -- crushing the roof and flooding the sanctuary with rubble.
The history of Lexington leaves it vulnerable, since many buildings lack sprinkler systems.
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((IT'S A THREAT ALL THROUGHOUT LEXINGTON BECAUSE WE HAVE VMI, WASHINGTON AND LEE AND ALL THE HISTORIC BUILDINGS DOWNTOWN. THIS IS A FEAR WE LIVE WITH DAILY AND THAT'S PART OF LIVING IN A HISTORIC TOWN.))
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Investigators say a painter named Tom Oxendine may have caused the church fire using hot tools, but they don't know for sure.
Now, even non-members are donating money to rebuild the church.
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((I GOT A CALL YESTERDAY FROM SOMEONE IN IOWA CITY.
BUTT BUTT BUTT
HE SAID I AM SO SORRY. I CAN HARDLY BELIEVE IT. I THINK THAT'S THE FEELING AROUND THE COUNTRY OF PEOPLE WHO KNOW LEXINGTON AND KNOW THIS CHURCH AND SO ON.))
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Members plan to worship in their annex this Sunday.
Some people who use Roanoke's Washington Park have voiced concerns about the Catholic Diocese plan to give money for park improvements.
But the park-goers who were speaking out today were more concerned with fun - than funds.
Jennifer Miele is at Washington Park. Jen, who were these community leaders?
Jean, the community leaders were children ages five and up who are truly concerned with the future of their park. They gathered together to remind decision makers that parks are supposed to be fun.
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Bending and stretching on a summer morning usually means you're sleepy. But theses kids weren't sleepy, in fact, they were wide awake.
They were awake and aware of the issue at hand..... their community park needs improvements.
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((WE'RE LEARNING ABOUT WHAT'S OUT IN NATURE.... AND WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE PARK?.....IT'S FUN.))
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The park they want may not be too far out of reach. The Catholic Diocese has offered to invest three hundred thousand dollars to build two soccer fields, a baseball field, a comfort station, and additional parking for the community to use.
But the school wants exclusive use of the park at certain times of the year.
The children are letting the grown-ups battle over money matters.
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((WE'RE LOOKING AT THE PARK TO SEE HOW WE CAN MAKE IT BETTER...AND WHAT DO YOU THINK?.....WE NEED SOME MORE STUFF TO PLAY WITH.))
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City manager Darlene Burcham was on hand today to let the children know their voices are being heard.
Jean, we'll have comments from her and more on the improvements at Washington Park tonight on News 7 at 6.
Still ahead on Health Check - one coalition hopes to make sure all children - even those without insurance -get proper dental care in western Virginia.
And some kids facing another challenge find they don't have to have sight - to surf the waves off the California Coast.
Their story, coming up.
Some surfing pros in Southern California are helping blind children see they can still ride the waves.
Manuel Gallegus has more on some special surfers hitting the waves this week.
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(Manhattan Beach, Ca. )
A WARM SUMMER DAY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, AND THE SURFERS ARE OUT.
TEN YEAR OLD JOSEPH IS GETTING HIS FIRST LESSON
now, go ahead stand up , beautiful
ITS NOT EASY MAKING THOSE INITIAL MOVES ON THE BOARD
BUT JOE HANDLES IT PRETTY WELL
SOT- KIP 10;52
Ok there he goes, he going to encourage him to stand up..there he goes
Cowabunga! Nice wave.!
NOT BAD FOR A KID WHO CANT SEE
-SOT-JOE HERNANDEZ, 10 years old
what do you think is the best part of being out there? Standing up..
ALL OF THESE NEW SURFERS ARE FROM THE BRAILLE INSTITUTE THEY RANGE IN
AGE FROM FIVE TO NINETEEN.
SOME SEE SHAPES OR IMAGES, SOME ARE COMPLETELY BLIND.
SURFING, LIKE OTHER SPORTS THEY'VE TRIED, GIVES THEM CONFIDENCE TO DO
OTHER THINGS, TO BE JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE.
-SOT- HEATHER BANDY, 12 years old
its sort of scary and fun at the same time, its like flying,
AND BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE, THEY ARE KIDS...
-SOT-ANITA WRIGHT, BRAILLE INSTITUTE
like any other child they have the dreams they have the vision
//were enhancing their inner soul, so they're outer soul will be
-Nat sot- HAND IN HAND WALKS OUT TO SURF-
THROUGH SURFING. A LITTLE GUIDANCE AND INSIGHT INTO THE WORLD THE LIES
MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS MANHATTAN BEACH))
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Still ahead on News 7 at 5 - Roy Stanley has the latest from the world of sports.
And change is on the way for area children living without dental care.
Health Check reporter Joy Sutton will join us with details.
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Thousands of children in western Virginia go without dental care every year.
It's a growing problem that has Health Care officials trying a new approach to address the issue.
Health Reporter Joy Sutton joins us to tell us about a new pediatric dental clinic opening in Roanoke.
Jean, the clinic should be up and running at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital early next year.
It's part of an effort by the Community Based Health Care Coalition to make dental care accessible for all children.
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[SUPER=01-Tom Adams/Carilion Dental Care;11]
[OUT Q=will be provided.]
Adams says he expects the clinic to see about 4-thousand kids a year.
Initially the clinic will have only have one pediatric dentist -- but Carilion hopes to add more as time goes on.
The clinic is expected to open in January.
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The Centers for Disease Control is predicting a shortage of the influenza vaccine this year.
The C-D-C released information indicating that significantly fewer doses of the vaccine might be available in comparison to last year.
Approximately 85- million doses were made available for distribution in the U-S in 1999.
The CDC is also anticipating a delay in distribution this year.
But the CDC says it will be another two months before it has specific information on any shortage or delays.
The CDC has urged providers to develop contingency plans to maximize vaccinations on people at high risk.
Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your two minute ticker which starts on the diamond.
The Avalanche plays game three of it's seven game homestand tonight at Salem Memorial Stadium. The Wilmington Blue Rocks are on the menu
for a Salem team that is currently in first place in the Southern Division with a 16 and 9 record. The Avalanche has some work to do tonight. Wilmington beat Salem 6-3 last night and is the top team in the Northern Division with a 14 and 13 mark.
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Barry Larkin's long career with the Cincinnati Reds could be nearing an end.
The shortstop has played 14 years for the Reds and has been an all star 11 times. Larkin will be a free agent after this season and reportedly wants 9 million dollars a year for three years.
The Reds are said to have offered a multi-year deal worth 6 million dollars a year.
The 36 year old Larkin could be traded within days.
The Washington Redskins welcome the veterans to training camp tomorrow afternoon.
Earlier today, head coach Norv Turner talks about what it's like to be everyone's pick to make it to the Super Bowl before you even play a single game.
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Coming up on News 7 at six we'll check in with the Cowboys camp in Wichita Falls and hear from Troy Aikman.
Jean will be right back to wrap up News 7 at Five in just a moment.
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Many people rarely take time to look at the images on the money they use everyday.
But sometimes - a close look can tell you a lot.
That's the lesson you learn if you check out today's Web Site of the Day.
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It's called Beyond Face Value: Depictions of Slavery in Confederate Currency.
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The web site gives you a detailed look at currency circulated in the South around and during the Civil War period.
Not all Southern currency displayed images of slaves - but much of it did - and those are the images you find here.
This image of a slave carrying a basket appeared on the currency of several states.
It's on the lower left corner of this 50-dollar bill from the Traders Bank of Richmond,
and also in the corner of a 25-cent note issued by the town of Staunton.
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This image of a slave picking cotton also appeared
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on Virginia currency, issued out of Richmond.
The web site was created by and has commentary from scholars and professors across the South.))
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You'll find a link to "Beyond Face Value" on our home page at WDBJ-7-dot com. Just click on "Web Site of the Day."
To the public, he's Sir Anthony Hopkins.
In the script for the film that's shooting at the State Capitol, he's Hannibal "the Cannibal" Lecter.
To Governor Jim Gilmore he's just "Tony."
The pair shared a cigar a few weeks ago when "Hannibal" started shooting in Richmond.
Today, they shared lunch at the Governor's mansion with the film's producers.
[IN Q=We discussed]
((WE DISCUSSED THE FILM. WE DISCUSSED HANNIBAL AND SOME OLD THINGS THAT HAD BEEN DONE IN THE PAST, AND THAT I LIKED. AND THAT TONY HOPKINS HAS DONE TO BE SUCH A SUCCESS. AND LET HIM KNOW HOW MUCH WE ENJOYED THEM BEING HERE. ALL OF THEM. Anthony Hopkins: SOME POLITICS. BUT WE WON'T GET INTO THAT. SOME POLITICS. YEAH VERY INTERESTING ISSUES.))
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[OUT Q=interesting issues.]
Hopkins says "it's hard to agree and hard to disagree on politics because all issues are so complex."