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French investigators are beginning to piece together what went wrong yesterday on the Concorde as it took off from Paris.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Authorities say the pilot was told his plane was on fire during the final moments before the Air France Concorde went down.
The pilot responded that he was having engine trouble, and would try to land at a nearby airport.
Authorities say it during a ''looping maneuver'' that the plane crashed into a hotel -- killing all 109 people on board, and four others on the ground.
Lee Cowan joins us now with an update.
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As the grim task of removing the 113 bodies from the wreckage of Air Franc flight 4590 got underway here this morning, the airline revealed another clue that might point to engine unable. The flight crew of the ill fated Concorde asked that one of its four engines be checked out before take off. It delayed the flight bvyt 20 minutes, but apparently the crew deemed the problem solved.

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But a still photo of the moments before the crash shows a trail of fire behind one or both of its Rolls Royce engines on the left side. Air traffic controllers alerted the pilots to the problem. The pilots then radioed they would try turning the plane around to make an emergency landing. Two minutes later, the plane plunged to the ground. Both the cockpit voice record and the flight data recorder have been recovered from the wreckage and are being analyzed by France's Ministry of Transport in Paris. Investigators have already said engine trouble is on the top of their list.
For now, Air France has grounded its five remaining Concorde jets indefinitely. But British Airways, the only other airline that flies the jet, resumed flying this morning. In the meantime relatives of the dead are arriving from Germany and the identification of remains is beginning in earnest, a process that could take weeks. ))
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Despite a major furlough scheduled for next week, Norfolk Southern earnings reports show the company's financial status is on an upswing.
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Second quarter earnings rose 10 cents per share.
The company has had its share of financial trouble following the merger with Conrail in 1997.
Officials announced the closing of its car shop here in Roanoke in May, hoping to cut out some operating expenses.


Norfolk Southern operates rail lines in 22 states.
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Police are investigating a possible connection between the death of a Florida woman and her recent appearance on the "Jerry Springer Show".
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Authorities say Nancy Campbell- Panitz was found dead in her home the same day the program, "Secret Mistresses Confronted" aired.
Panitz appeared on the show with her ex- husband and his new wife.
Her ex accused of her of stalking the two of them.
Meanwhile, neighbors say the mysterious incident happened in a normally- quiet area.
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((GREG MILES/NEIGHBOR: WE HEARD HOLLERING AND SCREAMING FROM OVER THERE. WHEN WE CAME OUT FRONT, WE SAW THE WOMAN CROSS THE STREET AND SHE WAS LOOKING BACK TOWARDS THE HOUSE AND SHE WAS OBVIOUSLY SCARED. ))
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Police are looking for the couple to question them about Panitz's death.

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There are now three Danville teenagers in custody and charged with murdering another teen.
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Pittsylvania County authorities arrested 19 year old Sean Antuan Clayborne and 18 year old Jesse Duran Stevens of Danville yesterday afternoon.
Authorities arrested 19 year old Javon Chauncey King last Friday.
The victim, 18 year old Antoine Lamont Jones was found with multiple gun shots on Moorefield Bridge Road in a rural part of Pittsylvania County earlier this month.
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Holocaust survivors are now a step closer to collecting their share of a historic settlement from Swiss banks.

A federal judge in New York has approved a one- and- a- quarter BILLION- dollar settlement between the banks and more than half- million plaintiffs.
The plaintiffs claimed the banks hoarded money deposited by Holocaust victims.
The judge must figure out a plan for dividing and distributing the settlement money.


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People worried about the future of The Roanoke River basin voiced their concerns at a public meeting last night.
Water supplies are depleting especially now that other localities such as the Raleigh Durham area want to dip into that supply.
Surae Chinn has the details.
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(( It has come down to the quantity and quality of the Roanoke River Basin. Tom Rowland owns 7600 acres near the Dan River in Halifax County. He runs the Falkland Farms hunting plantation.
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((TOM ROWLAND/CONCERNED RESIDENT: IT'S A MANAGED FOR WILDLIFE HABITAT WE BRING A LOT OF TOURISM FOR THIS STATE))
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But he's worried those tourism dollars could be declining just like the nearby water levels.
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((TOM ROWLAND/CONCERNED RESIDENT: WE HAD BABY DUCKS BORN LAST YEAR THAT NEVER LEARNED TO SWIM BECAUSE WE DIDN'T HAVE WATER.))
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((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: SOME PEOPLE LIKE TOM ROWLAND SAY OUR RESOURCES ARE BEING THREATENED BY LOW WATER LEVELS, HIGH DEMAND AND HIGH AMOUNTS OF TOXINS--ALL ISSUES BEING DISCUSSED AT A PUBLIC MEETING.))
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Halifax County Delegate Ted Bennett, other political leaders, conservationists, residents and many other concerned people came together to talk about their concerns and hopes to get a unified voice to promote better management of the Roanoke River Basin..something that hasn't been inplace before.
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((TED BENETT/HALIFAX CO. DELEGATE: ARE A RESULT OF POLITICS, GREED AND INGNORAMOUSES.))
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((TOM BRAWNER/ROANOKE RIVER BASIN ASSOCIATION: THIS SYSTEM DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH WATER AS IT IS CURRENTLY MANAGED.))
And yet the Raleigh Durham area wants to tap in...something Virginia Beach has been doing.
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((JOHN FIELDS/CONSERVATIONIST: IT CONSTRAINS THE SUPPLY AFFECTS PROPERTY VALUE AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE.))
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As Tom Rowland put it he doesn't mind giving water to people who need it he just wishes he could control the spicket.Surae Chinn News 7 Halifax County. ))

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Clean-up is under way in Minnesota after a tornado killed one man and injured at least 14 others.
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The funnel cloud tore a path through the small town of Granite Falls last night.
Some reports from residents indicate as many as FIVE funnel clouds were spotted.
The town's mayor says the top priority now is getting residents back in their homes.
Emergency officials say they'll start allowing people back into the hardest-hit areas today.
The tornado downed power lines.
But electricity's been restored to some of the homes.
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20-thousand dollars in bootlegged video tapes and C-Ds were discovered in a man's car by State Police on Interstate 81.
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A total of 17-hundred movies, including some still in movie theaters, were confiscated by police yesterday. Nearly 250 C-D's were seized as well. Police estimate the street value of the merchandise at around ten dollars a piece.
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((SGT. TOM FOSTER/STATE POLICE: THE QUALITY OF THE RECORDINGS TYPICALLY ARE NOT GOING TO BE AS THOSE THEY COULD PURCHASE COMMERCIALLY AND YOU KNOW THIS COSTS THE RECORDING INDUSTRY A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY EACH YEAR WITH PIRATED RECORDINGS.))
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Police have charged 30-year-old Rupert Sylvester James and 35-year-old Keith Liverpool with four counts each of felony conspiracy .. They're being held in the Montgomery County Jail. The movies and C-D's were being taken from New York to Georgia or Florida.

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A 13 year old Henry County boy who shot and killed his best friend pleaded guilty to reckless handling of a firearm.
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Authorities say 13 year old Brandon Lee Moore was shot and killed accidentally in May by his best friend.
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The teen initially was charged with involuntary manslaughter. Henry County Commonweath's Attorney Bob Bushnell says the lesser charge is an appropriate resolution and he says the victim's family wanted the most lenient punishment.
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A Halifax County man who held off police for seven hours and fired shots at them has been convicted on seven charges including attempted capital murder of two police officers.
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Kevin Miller was on trial yesterday. Miller held off police in a South Boston motel room nearly a year ago.
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The man who led Roanoke police on a chase all over town last August faces sentencing in November.
Yesterday, Gary Wayne Proctor pleaded "no contest" to malicious wounding and traffic counts.
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Police had an in-car camera rolling as a suspect eluded roadblocks, dodged seven bullets, rammed numerous vehicles, including a police cruiser- even tried to run over a pedestrian.
It's still not entirely clear what happened or why. That should become more apparent when Proctor is sentenced in November.
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Could concrete barriers increase safety on Interstate 81?
A deadly accident Friday near Lexington was just the latest of many in which a vehicle crossed the median and into oncoming traffic.
Those accidents may have been less serious if concrete barriers were in place to separate north and southbound traffic.
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V-DOT officials say they are aware of the need for more barriers on Interstates, but say the solution is not always feasible.
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((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT: THE CENTER PART OF THE INTERSTATE WAS NOT DESIGNED TO HAVE THAT MEDIAN THERE, I-81 WAS NOT DESIGNED THAT WAY SOME 50 YEARS AGO. THAT BEING SAID, THERE ARE PLACES THAT WE THINK ARE GOING TO HAVE CONCRETE BARRIERS ALONG I-81 WHEN IT IS WIDENED.))
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Concrete barriers are built to stop a 44-hundred pound truck traveling at 60 miles per hour from crossing into oncoming traffic.
V-DOT says some of the 10 billion dollars recently allocated to the state for road improvement may go toward concrete barriers.
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The American Red Cross says teaching kids how to swim could make all the difference in saving their lives.
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For the past 15 years the American Red Cross has offered its learn to swim program in the summer.
But this year was the first time the service was offered free of charge, thanks to a grant from the downtown Roanoke rotary group.
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((BETSY COMBS: AS A PARENT OF FIVE CHILDREN YOU'RE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT HOW THEY'RE GOING TO AROUND THE POOL WATER, THE LAKE WATER, THE OCEAN WATER, MY LITTLE ONE HAVE NO FEAR AND THEY CHARGE RIGHT FOR THE WATER SO IF THEY GOING TO GO INTO THE WATER I WANT TO KNOW THEY'RE WATER SAFE. I WANT TO KNOW THAT THEY CAN GET THEMSELVES UP AND PROPEL THEMSELVES TO THE SIDE))
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The kids not only learn the basics of swimming but survival skills as well.
The Red Cross hopes grant funding will continue that will allow them to offer the program for free.
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It's a marriage of sorts, made in space.
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U-S and Russian space officials are praising the link- up between the International space station and a Russian- built control module.
A large screen at Russia's Mission Control showed the docking.
The (zuh-VEHZ'-duh) Zvezda module will make it possible for crews to finally begin living and working at the long- delayed station.
With the link- up to the control module, the station is ready for its first crew, due to arrive in October.

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