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People who burn C-Ds off the net - get burned tonight. One big Internet site for music gets nabbed.
Unbelievable home video is released today showing the Air French Concorde before it went down.
And could Celanese workers finally have a new contract? The latest -
News 7 is next.
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Will free music downloads from the Internet soon be things of the past?
They could be - after a federal judge's ruling tonight.
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It's Strike One for the Information Superhighway.
A federal judge is muting the Internet music company "Napster."
Napster lets users download music - some burn their own C-Ds- from the Internet in the M-P 3 Format.
The Recording Industry of America sued the company in December, saying Napster violates copyright law.
Napster argued personal copying of music is protected by federal law.
A judge disagrees - and has issued an injunction shutting down the trading of copyrighted music.
Napster officials responded in a live webcast conference tonight.
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Napster says it will appeal.
The injunction goes into effect Friday.
It's been a tough situation for Celanese and its workers- but tonight the company and its workers' union say they've reached a "tentative" contract agreement -- more than a month after the old one expired.
They aren't saying much more though.
The proposed three-year contract follows two days of mediated negotiations between union and Celanese bargaining teams.
Celanese, which makes acetate used in cigarette filters and clothing, is the New River Valley's eighth largest employer.
It has more than 12-hundred workers.
Workers rejected the contract offered by Celco last month after negotiations broke down.
Today's tentative contract deal will go before union members for a vote in the next few weeks.
French investigators are focusing on the number two engine of the Air France Concorde-
The engine was fixed right before take-off....and it was the one that failed.
And today amazing amateur video of the jet just before it crashed- Lee Cowan reports:
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((Pictures may be worth a thousand words, but this video left many speechless.
The horror of the final minutes of AF Flight 4590.
Captured on tape.
It is the most stunning image yet of a crash French officials now think may have been the result of a catastrophic mechanical failure, although
exactly what sparked it remains a mystery.
The pilots knew they were in trouble.
Air traffic controllers told them so.
You have a fire in the rear of the airplane--they said.
The response: I have a problem in engine number 2.
That is the same engine the pilot requested be repaired in the hour before takeoff.
It involved the engine thrust reverser. A device used to help the airplane stop, but not fly.
Although the ground crew gave the all clear for takeoff, the pilot disagreed.
And ordered repairs to be made.
FRANCOIS BROUSSE, Air France Spokesperson: At this stageaccident or not.
But it was another red flag to help focus investigators efforts.
Meanwhile the five remaining AF Concorde jets remain grounded, but AF is
standing by the plane as one of the safest in the world. And its says
it plans to resume flights within the next couple of days.))
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When you see what tornados did there - you'll see why.
One person is dead- an older man crushed in his pickup truck.
Hundreds of homes are damaged- and residents are stunned.
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Residents say the whole thing happened in seconds.
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You could say there's a renewed sense of "energy" in Henry County-
A power plant corporation is proposing a new facility.
The Henry County board of supervisors approved a development agreement to have Cogentrix build a new power plant near the Axton substation.
The project would create 40 jobs with salaries of 50-thousand dollars.
In addition 500 temporary jobs would be needed to construct the plant.
The corporation would invest millions of dollars in the county which would mean millions in tax revenues.
((SID CLOWER/CO. ADMINISTRATOR: WHICH WE ESTIMATE TO BE ABOUT 2. 4 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR BASED ON ASSESSMENT AND ABOUT 11 YEARS IN A FIVE YEAR PERIOD.))
((JEF FREEMAN/COGENTRIX: THOSE THAT ARE TRULY INTERESTED IN THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT SHOULD EMBRACE A PLANT LIKE THIS BECAUSE IT TRULY REPRESENTS THE BEST WAY OF PRODUCING ELECTRICITY. WE'VE PUT EVERYTHING TO REDUCE EMISSIONS.))
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The corporation still needs to meet state and federal regulations. It hopes to start construction by the end of next year.
Roanoke Patrolman Frederick Pledge - accused of helping drug dealers- hasn't managed to post the 100-thousand dollar property bond yet that a judge set for him today.
The attorney for the 29-year old police officer submitted 38 statements from family, friends and co-workers in support of Pledge's release.
Once he gets out, he'll be subject to a 10:30 curfew, in addition to the usual conditions of remaining free of drugs and firearms.
Officer Pledge is charged with racketeering and drug trafficking.
The government expects to present a superseding indictment next month. That may name additional suspects and criminal counts.
Pledge remains in the New River Regional Jail tonight.
A Botetourt County man accused of killing his brother may now plead guilty.
Roger (Bruff-man) Broughman is expected to take the rap for voluntary manslaughter on August 10 rather than face a second trial.
He was charged with murder -- but last month a jury could not agree whether he was guilty.
Broughman claims he killed his brother because Rocky was reaching for his gun.
He could spend up to 10 years in prison and pay up to 25-hundred-dollars in fines.
State officials may be having second thoughts about a controversial regulation that would have allowed foster parents to use corporal punishment.
The guidelines were scheduled to take effect in November, but the Department of Social Services now says it will hold a public hearing in Richmond in early September before implementing the foster care regulations.
The new guidelines would allow foster parents to hit, shake or pinch children as long as the action is not "abusive." Many child advocacy groups oppose the regulations.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded grants to only two cities in Virginia. Danville is one of them.
The announcement came as local leaders and housing authority officials listened to a phone conference by the HUD Secretary this afternoon.
Danville will receive 20 million dollars to tear down the 232 apartments at Liberty View and replace them with single family homes.
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The local housing authority has been applying for this grant for five years.
HUD also awarded Norfolk with a grant of 35 million dollars.
Some Floyd County residents want cash - Floyd County cash.
We'll tell you why they want the Southwest Virginia county to have its own currency - coming up.
And - the feds aren't ecstatic about the growing popularity of the drug Ecstasy.
But they are pleased they confiscated 40 - MILLION dollars worth of it recently.
We'll have the story.
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens in the News 7 sports office with news of a blockbuster trade in the big leagues. The Panthers lose one of the their top rookies to a fractured hip.
We'll check at Skins' camp with former Hokie Derek Smith.
We'll also see what's up after day one of the women's city county.
And the Hills Brothers ford is perking tonight. Details on the Big 7.))
Folks in Floyd County could soon be cashing in on a new currency.
It's called "scrip" - a form of local money that can be used only in a specific area.
Scrip is used in several towns and cities nationwide .. Usually, the currency is broken up into "Hours" - each "hour" note represents the value of one-hour's work.
The "Floyd Scrip Study Group" is looking into implementing the currency system into the community.
They say using the money can strengthen the local economy by keeping cash flow confined to an area.
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((DAWN SHINER/"FLOYD SCRIP STUDY GROUP": IT'S NOT IN ANY WAY ELIMINATING FEDERAL RESERVE NOTES - IT'S TOTALLY WORKING ALONG SIDE - IT'S JUST SAYING, HERE'S THIS VALUE, RIGHT HERE IN FLOYD - LET'S SEE IF WE CAN SPEND OUR MONEY HERE, BEFORE WE HAVE TO SPEND IT OUTSIDE.))
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The study group says nothing is final at this point .. But, members say they've contacted several local businesses interested in taking part in this new economy.
They say they'll name the currency, "Floydian Scrip."
The earnings reports are out - and the news is good for Norfolk Southern.
Second quarter earnings rose 10 cents a share.
The company has had its share of financial trouble following the merger with Conrail in 1997.
Officials announced the closing of its Roanoke car shop in May, hoping to cut some operating expenses.
Norfolk Southern operates rail lines in 22 states.
N-S still plans a round of layoffs next Friday.
Authorities have seized the largest amount of the drug Ecstasy ever confiscated.
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Federal agents say the 11-HUNDRED pound shipment originated in Amsterdam - and was flown in to Los Angeles Saturday.
Three people are in jail - a fourth suspect is still at large.
The stash is worth around 40 MILLION dollars.
Ecstasy is a synthetic drug - it's popular in nightclubs and at "rave" parties.
8 MILLION tablets of Ecstasy have been seized in the U-S this year. By comparison - only 400 tablets were seized three years ago.
Virginia Tech goes on the offensive - to keep female soldiers in top shape.
We'll explain, just ahead.
Plus, we'll have an update on Baby Henry.
The Radford infant captured a community's heart - and even though he's fighting a rare disease - his family's gotten some good news recently.
The, latest, still to come.
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The U-S Army has awarded a substantial grant to the College of Human Resources and Education at Virginia Tech.
Shelly Nickols-Richardson is just one of the researchers who will work on a study to determine ways to prevent stress fractures in women who begin military training.
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((SHELLY NICKOLS-RICHARDSON/ASST. PROFESSOR HUMAN Nutrition THE U-S ARMY HAS FUNDED A GRANT FOR US AT ABOUT 740-THOUSAND DOLLARS, IT'S A TWO YEAR PROJECT IN WHICH WE'LL BE IMPLEMENTING OR ENGAGING WOMEN IN A SPECIAL TYPE OF RESISTANCE TRAINING TO HELP BUILD THEIR BONE STRENGTH AND LOOK AT PROPERTIES THAT CHANGE IN THE BONE))
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Nickols-Richardson says up to 30 percent of women in the military experience some type of stress fracture.
Family and friends are rallying around a Radford couple whose only child is fighting a rare disease.
Two recent fundraisers helped secure nearly 50- thousand dollars to help the Moores and other families.
Teresa Hamilton has an update.
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(( Family and friends of Patrick and Angela Moore are raising money to help the family with their son's medical bills.
The funds will also be used to get more people signed up as bone marrow donors.
The Moores' six month old son was born without the white blood cells to fight infection and needs a bone marrow transplant.
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Doctors have found potential marrow donors in the event Henry's health worsens... however, none are a perfect match.
But Henry is responding to medication... and the Moores are hoping that an even better match can be found before the transplant becomes a necessity.
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((PATRICK MOORE/FATHER: WE'RE SO FORTUNATE THAT WE HAVE SOME CLOSE ENOUGH MATCHES BUT THEY'RE NOT PERFECT MATCHES AND EVERY DEGREE LESS MAKES THE TRANSPLANT A LITTLE MORE DANGEROUS.))
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Henry will have to have a transplant, though, by age three when his medication can actually cause a malignant form of leukemia.
But the Moores, who've been blessed by the generosity of friends, family and strangers, are optimistic the perfect match is out there.
And, are also eager to help other families.
They're planning another bone marrow drive... to possibly help their son and the countless others who're also waiting for the gift of life.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Radford.))
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Richmond-based car owner Junie Donlavey announced last night that he has in effect fired his driver Ed Barrier and crew chief Dean Johnson.
The Hills Brothers sponsored Ford has qualified for just 10 of 19 races this year. No word on who the new replacements will be at this time.
We begin with news of a much-rumored trade between the Diamondbacks and Phillies that came to fruition yesterday afternoon, and in effect made Arizona the favorite to win the National League pennant.
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The Phillies sent strikeout king Curt Schilling to the D-backs in exchange for four players including Travis Lee and Omar Daal.
Schilling had surgery in the off-season and struggled early, but he is 5-and-2 in his last 8 starts and a 2 point 0 earned run average.
Once the playoffs start, the show is over. Imagine facing Schilling and Randy Johnson 5 times in 7 game series.
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The man who looks the least like a big league star, is now the man with the most wins.
David Wells struck out 11 today as Toronto beat Cleveland 8 to 1 making Wells the majors first 16 game winner of the season.
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It was a record day for Cleveland's Bartolo Colon. He tied Bob Feller's 1938 Indian's team record by striking out the first six batters he faced.
But the Jays would figure him out and get busy as Brad Fullmer sends this pitch over
the left field wall for a two run homer, the first of his two dingers on the day.
The Jays give Wells plenty of run support and win it 8-to-1.
The injury bug bit the Panthers yesterday in a major way as rookie Deon Grant out of Tennessee suffered the unthinkable.
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The second round draft pick had been challenging to start at free safety and was simply pursuing the play this morning in the team's scrimmage with the Lions.
He lost his balance and when he stuck his left leg out to catch himself he fractured his left hip.
He will be lost for the entire season.
The Washington Redskins are getting ready for their first scrimmage of the preseason tomorrow night against the Ravens.
We check in with the lesser-known of the two Smiths from Virginia Tech.
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((While former Hokie Bruce Smith has been grabbing most of the off-season headlines in DC - it's fellow former Hokie Derek Smith who hopes to make his own mark before the season is over.
Smith, was the Redskins fifth round draft pick a season ago - but the six foot six inch 309 pound lineman spent all of last year on the injured reserve list.
Derek blew tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in February of 1999, and he admits it's been tough getting back in the groove.
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Smith shined the non-starters scrimmage this past Sunday and he's getting a look on both the right and left side of the offensive line as a second string tackle.
Smith says his knee is stronger than it was before the injury - and he says like most of the young guys he was in awe during the off-season as owner Daniel Snyder kept acquiring one all-pro performer after another.))
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Rolan Roberts has decided to leave Virginia Tech and try to find another place to play hoops after Tech administrators have refused to let him back in school.
Roberts was suspended when a university judicial panel found him responsible for assault and sexual misconduct back earlier this year. The panel found Roberts guilty even though local police did not find enough evidence to charge him.
A Tech coed says Roberts and teammate Dennis Mims raped her in Roberts' off-campus apartment in January. Mims was found responsible for assault and was placed on deferred suspension.
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The ladies of the valley opened play today in the Roanoke Valley Women's City-County tournament.
And not surprisingly, Dot Bolling has the lead after the first 18 holes of play.
Round one was played today at Ole Monterey. This event allows all the women in the association to tee it up for a championship.
The tournament is special because it is the oldest lady's event in the Roanoke Valley.
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Bolling shot a 72 today. She has a six shot lead over both Marilyn Bussey and Nancy Snodgrass with 36 holes to play.
Why go to see just one Broadway show when you can get a taste of eleven different shows all in one night?
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The Dance Theatre of Lynchburg has been conducting a four- week- long arts camp for dozens of local children.
They've been learning the fine points of dance, voice production and drama.
On Friday night, the group will perform "Broadway: Take Eleven" at Randolph Macon Woman's College.. it's a compilation
of songs from eleven different Broadway shows.
Keith Lee formed the Dance Theatre two years ago to give inner city children some exposure to the arts.
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