[Concorde]

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An Air France Concorde has crashed today near Paris. Firefighters say the plane crashed shortly after takeoff.


The plane was reportedly headed for New York, with about 100 people on board. Many of the passengers were believed to be German tourists. A witness tells the network that he saw flames from an engine, and that the plane was struggling to gain altitude. He says it rolled, and turned almost upside down, before crashing in a huge fireball. This was the first crash of one of the supersonic jets.
For more details let's go to Lee Cowan reporting from Washington.
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[Cheney]


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Dick Cheney is on his way to Austin, Texas, to join George W. Bush at a rally to launch the Bush/Cheney Presidential ticket.
Terisa Estacio reports from Austin where Bush has selected his friend and close advisor as his running mate.
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(( Dick Cheney left his Dallas home this morning to renew his life in politics. George W. Bush will end weeks of speculation this afternoon as he announces Cheney as his running mate. Bush talked yesterday with CBS News correspondent Dan Rather about the selection process.

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Republican sources tell CBS news Bush called Cheney this morning offering the job and Cheney accepted. Cheney ironically headed the Texas Governors vice president selection team and just recently surfaced on the short list. Cheney brings to the ticket a history rich in political experience. He served as Secretary of Defense for President Bush during the Gulf War, was a US congressman from Wyoming, his home state for several terms and under President Gerald Ford.. at age 34 he was youngest chief of staff to serve in the White House. Not long ago, Cheney said he would never re-enter politics, however friends say he is extremely loyal and his close relationship with the Bushs probably influenced his decision to jump back into the battle.

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[Sharpton-Rally]


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The Reverend Al Sharpton is making a return visit to Lynchburg next month to help promote another civil rights march on Washington.
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Sharpton visited Court Street Baptist Church in June to address a youth rally and deliver a brief sermon.
Today, church officials announced Sharpton and Martin Luther King the Third will come to Lynchburg on August 5th for a rally previewing the "Redeem the Dream" march in Washington.
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((REV. JAMES COLEMAN/COURT ST. BAPTIST CHURCH: SO WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE ALL PERSONS TO COME OUT AND TO HEAR WHAT THE OBJECTIVES OF THE MARCH ARE: IN ESSENCE, POLICE BRUTALITY, RACIAL PROFILING AND LOCAL ISSUES IN EVERY COMMUNITY WILL BE ADDRESSED AT THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON.))
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Reverend Coleman also has been asked to speak at the national march on August 26th.
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[Cabell]


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A Radford woman will spend two and a half years in prison for her role in the death of two children.
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Terry Cabell's (CAH-BULL) daughter and another child were killed when the pickup they were riding in crashed last year. Cabell, who had been drinking that night, plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter. The judge, who sentenced her today, said the death of Cabell's daughter, Leslie, was punishment enough. But sentenced her to two and half years in prison plus probation for the death of Leslie's friend, Eden.
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[West-Nile]


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New York's Central Park is open to the public again today.
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The park was closed last night and a concert cancelled because mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus were found. The area was sprayed with insecticides.
The discovery of the infected mosquitoes is the first time the deadly virus has been found in the city this year.
Last year the virus killed 7-people and infected 62-others in the New York city area.
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[Washington-Murders]


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Authorities still do not know why a man allegedly shot and killed three people in Washington County over the weekend. The suspect is now in custody after turning himself in.
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19-year-old Curtis Wayne Cullop of Glade Springs is charged with three counts of first degree murder.
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Police suspect him of fatally shooting 70-year-old Carrie Owens, 69-year-old Carl Owens and 41-year-old Patricia Arnold Sunday night.
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Police say a fourth victim was treated and released from a local hospital.

Police haven't established a motive for the murders.[DeMoranville]


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He says he had nothing to do with conspiring to kill a judge but decided to plead guilty anyway.
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Christopher DeMoranville of Christiansburg says it was Derrick Chapman who thought up the plan ..
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to kill Montgomery County Judge Ray Grubbs last September, along with DeMoranville's parents.
DeMoranville says the only reason why he plead guilty to the charge was to end the whole ordeal. And he told State Police about Chapman's plan to keep people from dying.
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((CHRISTOPHER DEMORANVILLE: I THOUGHT HE WAS SERIOUS AND I DIDN'T WANT MY PARENTS TO DIE OR THE JUDGE I WAS MORE CONCERNED ABOUT MY PARENTS BUT I DIDN'T WANT ANYONE TO DIE AND I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WASN'T GOING TO HAPPEN SO I WORE A WIRE AND SPOKE TO HIM ABOUT IT AND HE FREELY ADMITTED TO IT.))
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Chapman received a sentence of 30 years in prison by a jury in April.
DeMoranville says Chapman should go to prison but says the sentence is too severe.
DeMoranville received three years' probation.
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[Mideast-Peace]


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The Mideast peace talks at Camp David have collapsed, and President Clinton is returning to the White House.
White House spokesman Joe Lockhart says the president has concluded that the two sides are unable to reach an agreement at this time.
Palestinian sources say the breaking point came when Israel balked at Palestinian sovereignty over Jerusalem's walled Old City.
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President Clinton kept hopes for a Middle East peace deal alive on Monday, joining Israeli and Palestinian negotiators for what were described as exhaustive and exhausting talks.
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But today Israeli sources said their prime minister was ready to conclude the talks without an agreement.
The sources say Israel was only willing to offer access to the Al Aqsa mosque, and that infuriated Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

[Car-Bomb]


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The fight for independence in the Basque region of northern Spain is heating up.
On Monday a car bomb exploded near the house of a Basque Senator injuring four people.
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Witnesses said the car bomb was placed next to a house and caused a ball of flame to shoot into the air on detonation. The Senator wasn't harmed.
A separatist group has been blamed for at least six attacks in the last ten days in various parts of Spain in what is seen as an escalation of its 32-year-old war to carve out an independent state in the Basque region.
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[Vigilantes]


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A British tabloid is under fire... after a decision to publish the names and photos of sex offenders resulted in an innocent man being attacked in his own home.
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A mob mistook Iain Armstrong for a pedophile featured in a newspaper's name-and-shame campaign. The vigilantes threw bricks and shouted abuse at him.
The decision to publish names of sex offenders followed the murder of an eight- year- old girl.
Police have condemned the newspaper's tactics, but the News of the World says it plans to print more names in the next edition.
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[Carroll-Death]


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Police believe a woman stabbed the man she lived with ..before stabbing and killing herself.
It happened in Carroll County over the weekend.
Deputies responding found 32 year old Tracie Pamela Renegar dead in the home.
They also found 46-year old David Lester Rose- he was taken to
Twin County Regional Hospital where he underwent surgery.



[Murder-Suicide]


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A statement has been released from the mother who found four of her family members dead in a triple murder--suicide in Martinsville.
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Katie Brown wrote about the stress her son, Jesse Jr. endured by caring for his father and his 12 year old nephew, Demitri.
The stress is what apparently led Jesse Junior to kill them, his sister, Dorothy Yolanda and himself.
In the note she writes "We know that Jesse Jr. loved his family, because he fought so hard to find workable solutions for over 12 years, exhausting every avenue and resource imaginable through the myriad of red tape-
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She also went on to criticize "social systems inability to cope" with plans needed to care for disabled patients.
Social Service agencies say there is help available and local programs provide counseling.

[AEP-Choice]


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American Electric Power is looking for customers to volunteer for its new customer choice program.
They need to fill 45-thousand spaces.
The experiment will allow customers to pick their own electricity provider on August 15. If you're interested, call A-E-P. All Virginians will be able to choose by the end of next year.



[Riner-Bank]


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A Montgomery County woman got more than she was "banking" on when she inherited a Rogers-community general store. Linda Palmer was doing some cleaning in the attic when she found what she THOUGHT was a dirty old piece of furniture.


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A little dusting gave way to this 8-foot tall structure believed to be the front of the "Riner" Community bank - which went belly-up in the 19-20s. The bank later became a post office. Palmer believes the hand-carved, oak structure has been in the attic since the 40s... She hasn't estimated the value of the bank front just yet .. But, she says, she isn't interested in cashing in on this find..
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((LINDA PALMER/DISCOVERED BANK: I THINK THAT IT'S SOMETHING THAT WILL BRING ROGERS AND RINER BOTH A LITTLE - TAKE THEM BACK INTO THE PAST MAYBE A LITTLE BIT...AND EVERYBODY I'VE TOLD SAYS YOU DON'T MEAN IT, YOU DON'T MEAN IT - THAT THIS IS AN OLD BANK...))
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Palmer says one day she might give the bank to a local museum ..
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[Crash-Update]


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As you heard at the beginning of the newscast, an Air France Concorde crashed today just outside an airport in Paris.
We have some video of the crash now.
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The supersonic plane was carrying more than a hundred people when it went down shortly after takeoff.
Witnesses say an engine was on fire before the jet overturned and crashed into a restaurant and hotel.
Late word from Paris is that one person may have survived the crash.
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