!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/loose.dtd"> WDBJ 7 morning news for 08/20/00


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Just ahead on News 7 Sunday morning - fire breaks out at a Roanoke County business - sending 6 people to the hospital.
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[vo-nat] And a pipeline explosion kills ten in New Mexico. More on those stories coming up...
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It was a frightening Saturday night for several Danville teenagers -
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who were injured in a car crash around 10:30.
Danville police say 16 year old Ranaldo Tyrone Harden was apparently driving at an excessive rate of speed when he crested a hill on Henry Street - ran off the road and flipped the vehicle on its top.
Authorities say Harden and all 4 passengers - ranging in age from 15 to 17 - were injured. Danville Regional Medical Center says only one was admitted to the hospital - Keshawn (kuh-SHAWN) Payne is listed in stable condition.
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A Roanoke woman was killed when she apparently pulled into the path of a mini-van in Pulaski last night.
Authorities say 53-year-old Linda Cox's vehicle was struck on the driver's side at the intersection of Route 11 and the entrance to the New River Valley Speedway.
The accident occurred shortly after 10 pm.
Cox was pronounced dead at New River Valley hospital just before 11.




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Six people were injured after fire broke out at Hancock Steel in Roanoke County yesterday afternoon. Most were treated and released from the hospital.
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Flames caused extensive damage to the building, especially the roof.
It all started shortly before 4 o'clock and was brought under control within an hour.
At one time officials thought "hydraulic oil" fueled the fire... but they've turned away from that theory now.
Authorities hope to know more today as the investigation continues.
Hancock Steel makes components for the roofing industry.
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Federal safety officials will try to find out what led to Saturday's fatal pipeline blast in southeastern New Mexico.
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The explosion killed ten people who'd been camping near a bridge that carries the natural gas pipeline over the Pecos River.
Officials say the victims are all members of three local families. Five of the dead were children -- three of them infants, including a set of twins. Two people remain hospitalized in critical condition with severe burns.
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((BILL WISE/EL PASO ENERGY: WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT WAS, BUT I CAN TELL YOU THE LINE WAS INSPECTED AS RECENTLY AS EARLIER THIS MONTH. IT HAD A FULL CORROSION INSPECTION EARLIER THIS YEAR.))
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The explosion left a crater 20 feet deep and melted sleeping bags and tents. Authorities say that right now the cause of the blast is "an absolute mystery."
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Some good news and some bad news for Vice-President Al Gore this morning.
A new Newsweek poll suggests that the Democratic Convention has given a boost to his presidential campaign.
But at the same time, the driving skills of his son are also making headlines.
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17 year- old Albert Gore the third was arrested August 12th, after he was clocked doing 97 in a 55-mile per hour zone on North Carolina's outer banks.
He was heading home to Washington after a family vacation. He faces a September court date.
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Today, Al Gore and Joseph Lieberman continue their riverboat tour on the Mississippi.
George W. Bush is taking the day off, before campaign stops Monday in Milwaukee and Des Moines.


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Hundreds of thousands of children across the country are in need of legal advocates.
Miss Virginia's in the studio this morning - to tell us about CASA - and how it can help. That's still to come.
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Plus... from a shark attack in Florida -
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to an episode with an elephant at a local zoo - we'll have details on some less-than-fun encounters between man - and nature.
Those stories - just ahead.
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A 13- year- old boy is recovering from a bloody day at the beach.
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The boy was bitten by a shark while surfing off the Brevard County coast at Satellite Beach.
He made it back to shore, and paramedics carried him to the hospital.
Lifeguards say the injury was consistent with a shark bite.
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The wildlife got a little too wild for one family visiting the Natural Bridge Zoo recently.
Kate Weidaw reports on Luna the elephant's friendly play - that turned a bit frightening.
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The Daniels' trip to the Natural Bridge Zoo was not what they expected.

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((ERIC DANIELS; ALL OF A SUDDEN HE TURNED AROUND AND CAME CHARGING STRAIGHT AT US WITH ALL ONE MOTION PICKED UP A CLUMP OF GRASS AND OTHER STUFF AND FLUNG IT AT MY WIFE AND SON, STOPPED WITHIN INCHES OF COMING THROUGH THAT FENCE.))
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Although the Daniels laughed off the whole incident it gave them quite a scare.

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Karl Mogensen owns the zoo and says the elephants are gentle creatures that can act like children.

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((KARL MOGENSEN: SOMETIMES PEOPLE WILL OFFER LITTLE TREATS AND THEN WITH HOLD THEM WELL IT'S LIKE A LITTLE THREE YEAR OLD CHILD THEY'RE GOING TO SCREAM AND HAVE A TANTRUM.))
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Mogensen says Luna's behavior is not dangerous and she had no intention of hurting anyone when she threw dirt and charged at the Daniels.

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((KARL MOGENSEN: SHE KNOWS IF SHE THROWS SOMETHING EVERYBODY RUNS AND SHE GET A SAVAGE DELIGHT OUT OF IT AND SOMETIMES SHE'LL CHARGE AND SQUEAL AND SHE WATCHES THE PEOPLE RUN AND SHE ENJOYS THAT TREMENDOUSLY.))
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And while the Daniels say this won't stop them from returning to the Natural Bridge Zoo, their son may think twice before going near the elephants.

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((ERIC DANIELS: WHAT DID THE ELEPHANT DO? NOAH: HE GET ME. ERIC: HE GET ME.))
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It's a reminder that even though animals at the zoo are behind a fence you still need to be careful. Kate Weidaw News 7 Rockbridge County.))





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The pill revolutionized birth control for women.
But now - experts say it's not as effective as it could be - because some users aren't following the instructions.

That's just one story in this week's Health Check. Here's Dr. Dave Hnida.
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((IF YOU TAKE THE BIRTH CONTROL PILL, YOU MAY HAVE HEARD ITS > 99.9 % EFFECTIVE. THAT IS- IF YOU TAKE IT EXACTLY THE WAY YOU'RE SUPPOSED > TO TAKE IT. > ((vo)) > BUT HERE'S THE PROBLEM - FEW WOMEN DO- AS A RESULT- THE EFFECTIVENESS > OF THE PILL IS ONLY 90-95%. . THE MAIN REASONS FOR THE HIGHER FAILURE > RATE- WOMEN FORGETTING TO TAKE THE PILL EACH DAY- STARTING A NEW PILL PACK > TOO LATE- AND TAKING THE PLACEBO PILLS INSTEAD OF THE ACTIVE PILLS IN A 28 > DAY PACK. > ((vo)) > WHEN YOU GET A COLD- DO YOU THINK ZINC? THE LATEST OF A LONG LINE OF > STUDIES ON ZINC SAYS YES- HIGH DOES OF ZINC MAY HELP EASE THE SYMPTOMS AND > LENGTH OF A COLD. BUT THIS STUDY IN THE ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE SAYS > YOU BETTER NOT TAKE TOO MUCH ZINC FOR TOO LONG OR ELSE YOU COULD HURT > YOUR BONE MARROW- THE PLACE WHERE BLOOD CELLS ARE MADE. > . RESEARCHERS SAY IF YOU'RE GOING TO TAKE ZINC - DON'T TAKE IT FOR > MORE THAN 3-5 DAYS. > ((vo)) > FINALLY -MIDDLE AGED DOUBLE CHINS AND LOVE HANDLES. A NEW STUDY IN THE > JAMA SAYS IT MAY NOT BE FROM EATING TOO MUCH- OR NOT EXERCISING ENOUGH. > IT MAY BAD SLEEP. AS WE GET OLDER WE SLEEP MORE POORLY- SO THE BRAIN > MAKES LESS OF SOMETHING CALLED GROWTH HORMONE.. AND LESS GROWTH HORMONE > EQUALS A HARDER TIME LOSING WEIGHT. NOW WE KNOW WHY THEY CALL IT BEAUTY > SLEEP. > THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THIS WEEKS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE > HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

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As Democrats officially nominated Al Gore for the presidency last week - time and again they recalled the LAST Democratic Convention held in Los Angeles.
It was 1960 - the year John Fitzgerald Kennedy won the nomination.
Your Hometown station was there.
In this week's Virginia Newsreel - we take a look back at the Kennedy convention - and his campaign stop in Roanoke.
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(([CONVENTION FOOTAGE 43:39]
In 1960 political conventions weren't pep rallies. They were battlegrounds.
And the rising star from Massachusetts was in for a fight.
J-F-K's main competition: Adlai Stevenson and Lyndon Johnson.
One by one - each state, in alphabetical order - announced its pick for president. It wasn't until Wyoming - that Kennedy knew he had it. [52:35 - GOVERNOR LINDSAY WITH JFK AT CONVENTION]
Virginia Governor J- Lindsay Almond told News 7 he predicted the Old Dominion would be in Kennedy's corner on election day.
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((FROM THE REPORTS I'M GETTING FROM HOME I FEEL HIGHLY ENCOURAGED THAT SEN KENNEDY AND SEN JOHNSON WILL CARRY VA IN NOV. ))
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A few weeks later - the nominating process would be much easier for Republican Richard Nixon.
It was clear early on he had trounced the nearest competition... and had his party's blessing in the fight for the presidency. [RICHARD AND PAT NIXON IN ROANOKE 55:32]
The campaign trail would lead Nixon and his wife Pat to the Roanoke Valley. [54:26 - JFK AND JACKIE IN RICHMOND]
J-F-K and wife Jackie also courted the Commonwealth.
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((WE ARE GOING TO GO TO VA... VITALLY IMPORTANT FOR THE COUNTRY... DEM LEADERSHIP BE RESTORED TO THE EXEC BRANCH.))
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[56:00 - BEST PICS JFK IN ROANOKE]
Just days before the election, the young Senator now known for his charisma - shined in the Star City.
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((AS THE DEM STANDARD BEARER IN 1960 - I COME TO THE MOTHER OF THE DEM PARTY VA AND ASK YOUR HELP.))
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He told supporters in Roanoke that Virginia had too much history with the Democratic party - to vote for Richard Nixon.
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Virginia ultimately went to Richard Nixon on election day - by a 6-percent margin.
It was a close fight - but not nearly as close as the national outcome.
Kennedy defeated Nixon by less than 120-thousand votes - out of about 70 MILLION votes cast.
He served less than three years in office - before he was gunned down in Dallas.
That's Virginia Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry.))


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1-hundred-83-thousand children received much-needed legal help from CASA volunteers across the country in 1998 and 1999.
But CASA says too many children still need help - [DOUBLE-BOXES]
Miss Virginia and a CASA recruiter join Leo Hirsbrunner with details on how YOU could get involved.
Leo?
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Leo with guests ON RECORD

[Super=01-Jacqueline Cook/Miss Virginia]



[super=01-Katie Nance/CASA Recruiter]



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[TAKE FULL SCREEN INFO BOARD #9601]


CASA Information Session
Thursday Aug. 24th 5 - 6:30 pm Jefferson Center Applications available
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Cool Wheels brought the hot wheels to the Virginia Museum of Transportation yesterday.
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It was all part of the 4-th annual Cool Wheels Festival in Roanoke.
The highlight of the event is the ugly pickup contest where rust and dirt can make you a winner.
There was also a car on hand for folks to display their artistic abilities.
Organizers say the event is an important one for the community.
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((BECKIE FITZGERALD: IT REPRESENTS ALL THE DIFFERENT MODES OF TRANSPORTATION AND IT'S A FUNDRAISER FOR OUR MUSEUM FOR THINGS LIKE OUR UPCOMING ART GALLERY AND OTHER EXHIBITIONS.))
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Inside the museum... NASCAR fans had a chance to do some racing of their own with the miniature cars.
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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning... a car full of teenagers crashes in Danville.
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And two teenaged hikers are found after a 3-hour search in the Catawba Valley.
Those stories and more just ahead....
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The investigation continues today into what sparked the flames at Hancock Steel in Roanoke County.
6 people were sent to the hospital yesterday - most were treated and released.
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Flames caused extensive damage to the building, especially the roof.
It all started shortly before 4 o'clock and was brought under control within an hour.
At one time officials thought "hydraulic oil" fueled the fire... but they've turned away from that theory now.
Hancock Steel makes components for the roofing industry.
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A Danville teen is hospitalized - several others were also injured in a car accident last night.
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Danville police say 16 year old Ranaldo Tyrone Harden was apparently driving at an excessive rate of speed when he crested a hill on Henry Street - ran off the road and flipped the vehicle on its top.
Authorities say Harden and all 4 passengers - ranging in age from 15 to 17 - were injured. Danville Regional Medical Center says only one was admitted to the hospital - Keshawn (kuh-SHAWN) Payne is listed in stable condition.
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A hit and run accident sent several people to the hospital yesterday morning.
Roanoke Police say they have a suspect - because a telling piece of evidence was left behind.
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Police say a motorist ran into a car at the intersection of 9th and Morehead streets. The car that was hit then ran off the road and struck at least one person. The driver who caused the accident fled the scene - but left behind the vehicle's bumper - with the license plate still attached. Four people were taken to the hospital.
Police haven't released any more details.
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Two teenagers lost in the Catawba Valley last night managed to get help by using their cellular phone. Chief Tommy Fuqua with the Roanoke County Rescue squad says a 17-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl phoned the command center around 7:30 yesterday evening and reported they were lost. They were hiking near Dragon's Tooth. Several units were dispatched, and Lifeguard Ten flew over the area. Shortly before 11, rescue workers located the teens. Both are reported to be fine. Fuqua says the two were three-to-four miles into the mountains when they were found.

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The leaders of the Russian Navy are finally admitting all 118 sailors on board the crippled submarine Kursk are probably dead. The nuclear powered sub went down eight days ago, but it wasn't until Wednesday that Russia agreed to accept foreign help.
Drew Levinson reports, the help that arrived yesterday most likely arrived too late.
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((A Norwegian ship carrying the British Navys LR5 mini-submarine is now on site in the Berents sea.
350 feet below lies the Russian submarine Kursk. Sunday, with the aid of deep sea divers from Norway, the British state of the art sub will begin its rescue effortan effort most experts feel will be in vain.
The navy says it has not heard from the crew since Monday and some sources say there never has been contact. ((ALEXSANDER FEDOSOV/RUSSIAN NAVY))
The assistant commander of another Russian nuclear submarine says the information is not optimistic and naturally all of the relatives are greatly upset by the news.
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In Murmansk, many distraught relatives are also filled with anger and disgust. They want to know why the government wasnt open about the details of the tragedy and why it waited so long before accepting help from other countries.

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This woman says for six days they werent telling us a lot, and nothing, nothing concrete. She says they did not care for saving those sailors on board.
Navy officials say most of the Kursk crew were probably killed after an explosion sent the submarine to the bottom of the sea, and any survivors probably drowned as the ship filled with water.
Still the commander of the British rescue team says its mission will continue until the Russians tell them to cease their operation.
Drew Levinson, CBS News New York.))


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Three strikes and you're out - that's how California's legal system sees it.
So third-time offenders - violent or not - are sentenced to 25 years to life behind bars.
The "three strikes" law is responsible for one-third of the Golden State's prison population... It's also the reason Steven Bell could spend life in jail - for stealing a bicycle.
Tonight on 60 Minutes - Steve Kroft reports - Graham Messick is the producer.
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That story and more on 60 Minutes tonight at seven here on your Hometown Station.



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The "Largest Banana Split Bash" comes back to Salem.
The tasty details are still ahead......
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And...
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George Washington gets revamped -
Coming up - a "statuesque" Virginia Profile. [Leo ad-lib into the travel forecast]
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Virginia's governors and presidents have come and gone.
But there's one guy who's still standing tall at the State Capitol, more than 200 years later.
George Washington is this week's Virginia Profile.
Ellen Qualls reports on the man in marble, and the attention being lavished on him this summer.
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((WELL THE LAST TIME IT WAS CLEANED WAS BACK IN THE MID-80S))
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The George Washington of myth was squeaky clean.
The 1788 statue by Jean-Antoine Houdon is a dirty old man.
But a ten week cleaning project is underway, on Washington and the busts of Virginia presidents and LaFayette.

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((TRACY KAMERER/STATE ART CURATOR: GEORGE WASHINGTON'S BEEN IN THE ROTUNDA FOR 200 YEARS. AND EVEN THOUGH HE HAS BEEN IN THE SAME PLACE FOR THAT LONG, WHICH IS LUCKY FOR US, HE SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGES HERE AND THERE FROM THINGS THAT HAPPENED IN THE BUILDING. THOSE THINGS NEED TO BE PROTECTED SO THAT THEY DON'T FALL OFF.))
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The Italian carrera marble should be transformed by the cleaning, to a brilliant whiteness.
The conservator himself has already been transformed.
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((SCOTT NOLLEY/COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG CONSERVATOR: TO BE UP ON THE PLATFORM IS TO SEE THE SCULPTURE FROM THE PERSPECTIVE AS IT WAS INTENDED. HOUDON INTENDED IT TO BE SEEN SORT OF AT AN EYE LEVEL PERSPECTIVE. AND IT IS MONUMENTAL SEEN FROM THE FLOOR, BUT YOU GET A TOTALLY DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE ON IT, SEEING HIM EYE TO EYE, AT SIX FOOT TWO AS IF YOU WERE SPEAKING TO HIM.))
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((TRACY KAMERER/STATE ART CURATOR: MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT THIS IS THE, PERHAPS, THE WASHINGTON IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE OF SCULPTURE MADE IN THE 18TH CENTURY. AND ARGUABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE OF AMERICAN PORTRAITURE EVER. IT'S THE ONLY PIECE OF SCULPTURE THAT WASHINGTON POSED FOR FROM LIFE.))
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So smoke, dust, and even a spider will be sucked, dusted, and cleansed from the marble.
But then the scaffolding will be taken away.
And Washington will return to his place in American history, high on a pedestal.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))



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Children will reap the rewards from the 17th annual Public Auction held by Shriners in the Star City yesterday.
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All proceeds go the Shriners Hospitals for Children, and the Kazim hospital transportation fund - which helps sick children and their parents. The Shriners hoped to raise 50-thousand dollars with the auction of items ranging from T-Vs to jewelry - and even this man's head!
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((WAYNE WISE/AUCTION CHAIRMAN: TODAY IT WAS DECIDED WE'D AUCTION THE SPACE ON MY HEAD .. AND TODAY IT SAYS "CHILDREN FIRST", WHICH IS OUR MOTTO, AND A-L MACHINES WAS THE SPONSOR.))
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Area merchants donated all of the items auctioned off yesterday.
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[11Biz-Review]


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The largest furniture company in the nation files for bankruptcy - and the picket lines are still going strong but Verizon and Union representatives are still talking.
Those are just a few stories in this week's Business Review.
Jennifer Miele reports.
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(( The lines of communication are still open between union negotiators and Verizon during week two of the strike. The decision to continue talking came a few hours after the company said it had ``fine-tuned'' its contract proposal.
A spokesman for the Communications Workers of America says the two sides have made headway on resolving key union concerns. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
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Heilig-Meyers filed for bankruptcy and plans to close stores in Christiansburg, Radford, Martinsville, Collinsville and (Rain-ell) Rainell, West Virginia. The chapter 11 protection will allow Heilig-Meyers to continue operations as it implements a restructuring plan. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
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Norfolk Southern is attempting to buyout 164 non-union employees.
The company has offered to buyout management personnel in mechanical divisions across Virginia, including some in Roanoke's locomotive shops.
Those who accept the buyout will receive a severance pay based on years of service, health benefits for a period of time, and job placement assistance. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
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Celanese and union officials worked through early Friday morning on a new tentative three-year contract deal.
The union bargaining team gave it unanimous approval.
More than one-thousand union members will vote on the deal next Thursday and Friday. [PRE-PRO]
Finally Dow slipped nine points to eleven-thousand-46 and the Nasdaq was also down 10.53 to close at 3930.34.
For News 7, I'm Jennifer Miele, and that's this week's business review.))

[Ebert-Picks]


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From space explorers who are a little older than your average astronaut - to bartenders who rock the house - Richard Roeper (ROPE-err) has some pics if you're thinking about a trip to the movie theater.
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You can see Richard Roeper's and Roger Ebert's reviews today at Eleven here on Your Hometown Station. [2-shot toss to bump]



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Don't look now, but the Detroit Tigers have wormed their way into the American League wild card picture.
Brian Moehler won his fourth straight start
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and Wendell Magee lashed a three-run triple in the first inning of the Tigers' 4-to-3 win at Oakland.
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Deivi (DAY'-vee) Cruz tied a team-record with three doubles as the Tigers won their sixth in a row to pull within five games of the wild card-leading Athletics and Red Sox.
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A victory today will put Detroit at .500 for the first time since a 1-and-1 start.

[11Banana-Split]


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It may seem a little early in the morning for a 6-hundred foot long banana split -
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But dozens of people found it manage-able at the second annual "Salem's Largest Banana Split Bash." The split this year doubled the length of last year's. It was held at the Salem Ice Cream Parlor and it was free for everyone. The banana split wasn't the only attraction though. There was live music, special areas set up for children and face painting - as well as plenty of other great food.
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