Today on News 7 at 5, the main streets of Lexington will re-open tonight.
We'll have the latest on the plane crash that forced them to close.
And Tech fans are out of luck - the B-C-A Bowl will NOT be rescheduled.
Showers are expected to continue through tonight and then they start to get even heavier moving into tomorrow. We'll talk about your Labor Day Weekend weather forecast later on in the newscast.
And on Health Check - a vaccine is in the works to fight a strain of AIDS prevalent in Africa.
Plus a local sports psychologist is On Guard - he's going to Australia with the U-S Olympic fencing team.
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The Federal Aviation Administration is in Buena Vista to find out what action it can take, if any, to avoid another plane crash like the one that killed two people in Lexington.
They join the National Transportation Safety Board in piecing the wreckage together.
Tina Tenret is in our newsroom with the latest information.
Keith, the main streets of Lexington are expected to re-open tonight.
Next week, the D-E-Q will test whether the crash polluted the groundwater.
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[SUPER=01-Robert Foresman/Fire Chief; :15]
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[SUPER=01-Luke Schiada/NTSB; :45]
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Hazardous material crews are cleaning up three gallons of oil they found in the sidewalk where the plane nosedived.
They don't think it mixed with groundwater but they plan to call the D-E-Q to be sure.
They're also sterilizing the area around downtown Lexington.
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((ROBERT FORESMAN/FIRE CHIEF: THERE'S GOING TO BE A CADAVER DOG COME THROUGH THE PARK WALK WITH THE CLEANUP CREW MAKE SURE THEY HAVEN'T MISSED ANYTHING THAT CAN BE A POTENTIAL HAZARD. IF THEY FIND ANYTHING THE CREWS WILL STAY AS LONG AS NECESSARY.))
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In an old warehouse in Buena Vista, the National Transportation Board is piecing the plane together -- checking the wreckage as well as the pilot's record.
They say pilot Jack Gambino of New York had 500 hours of flying experience.
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((LUKE SCHIADA/NTSB: FROM AN ENVIRONMENTAL STANDPOINT, WE'LL BE GATHERING WEATHER INFORMATION, WITNESS STATEMENTS, WHAT WE DO IS TAKE ALL THAT INFORMATION, PUT IT IN A REPORT FOR THE NTSB IN WASHINGTON DC WHO WILL ULTIMATELY DETERMINE THE PROBABLE CAUSE.))
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State Police say the plane's passenger was 42-year-old John Kabelka from Florida.
The NTSB says it could take a year to know why the plane crashed but they will issue a first report next week.
That preliminary report will be posted on the Internet website -- www.ntsb.gov.
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You can find a link to that site on our homepage at wdbj-7-dot-com. Just click on Web Watch.
Q & A:
[Teresa question: what about reports that there may have been drugs on board the plane?]
Lynchburg firefighters are determined they'll be prepared when it comes to dealing with a hazardous material situation.
They're excited the new Hazmat response team is in place.
Fifteen firefighters are getting 80 hours of training in how to deal with hazardous chemical leaks.
They're being taught how to assess the situation, stop the leak, and then go through the decontamination process.
Until now, the city has had to rely on Hazmat teams from as far away as Roanoke or Danville.
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((DEPUTY CHIEF LES PUCKETT/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: A LOT CAN HAPPEN IN TWO HOURS, SO THIS WILL DEFINITELY GIVE US A LEG UP ON AN INCIDENT, EVEN A SMALL INCIDENT, WITHOUT CALLING IN OUTSIDE RESOURCES.. THAT WE CAN HANDLE AND TO KEEP A SMALL INCIDENT FROM GROWING INTO A LARGER ONE.))
[SUPER=01-Deputy Chief Les Puckett/Lynchburg Fire Dept.; :00]
[OUT Q=a larger one.]
A 100- thousand dollar state grant is paying for all the equipment and the state has provided training materials.
Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the May 22-nd vandalism of Nelson County High School.
19-year-old Jonathan Bradly of Lovingston, 18-year-old Issac Silman of Nellysford, and one juvenile were arrested.
Bradly and Silman were each charged with damaging public property in excess of one thousand dollars, breaking and entering, and larceny, among other things.
Vandals broke windows, doors, cash registers and toilets. Fire extinguishers were deployed throughout the school which resulted in a two day closure and an extensive clean-up project.
Vandals also stole a V-C-R, candy, and less than two hundred dollars in cash.
The attorney representing an indicted Roanoke Police Officer was removed from the case today.
Officer Fred Pledge urged the judge to let him keep the counsel he's had since charges were filed.
Judge James Turk said he didn't want to, but felt he had to ask Rickey Young to step aside.
The case against Pledge has already been set for trial. Now that he doesn't have a lawyer, the case may not come up for trial this year.
Pledge remains on administrative leave WITH pay.
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[SUPER=01-Chief Joe Gaskins/Roanoke Police]
For the first time, the Chief today confirmed that THREE city police officers are on administrative leave, stemming from this investigation.
Pledge is charged with drug dealing and racketeering.
The Governor won't say if he'll have it tested ... but the Virginia State Police have located the DNA evidence from a Lynchburg teenager's body.
A clipping from 17 year old Sara Wisnosky's fingernail could have DNA from her 1995 attacker.
Derek Rocco Barnabei (barn-uh-BAY) is scheduled to be executed for the Norfolk murder on September 14th.
As part of Governor Gilmore's clemency review, State Police investigators this week could NOT find the evidence at the Norfolk Circuit Court.
His press secretary suggests Gilmore's unlikely to have it tested.
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((MARK MINER/GOVERNOR'S PRESS SECRETARY: THERE HAS BEEN SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE. THIS HAS BEEN AN 11 DAY CASE, THERE HAS BEEN A TRIAL, THERE HAS BEEN SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE TO CONVICT DEREK BARNABEI. BUT THE GOVERNOR HAD NEVER DECIDED WHETHER THIS EVIDENCE, OR THIS DNA TESTING, ADDITIONAL DNA TESTING, WOULD BE NECESSARY IN THIS CASE.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Miner/Governor's Press Secretary;]
[OUT Q=in this case.]
The Governor has ordered a State Police investigation into why the evidence was missing-- and whether it's been compromised.
The Governor notes that Barnabei's investigator and a news crew from ABC's "Nightline" had access to the evidence.
The court clerk says NO one was ever alone with the evidence without court supervision.
More problems for Bridgestone/Firestone.
The government today warned that more of the company's tires may be defective.
Drew Levinson has the latest from Detroit.
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The Transportation Department warns another one-point-four million
Firestone tires may be subject to the same problems as the six and half
million already recalled.
While this warning is NOT a recall, government safety engineers are
poised to begin examining Firestone tires for possible defects.
88 deaths and more than 250 injuries have been linked to faulty
Firestone tires. The tires are standard equipment on Ford Explorers.
At Bridgestone/Firestones U-S headquarters in Nashville, union workers
await word on negotiations over a new contract.
Eight thousand workers at nine of the company's plants are poised to
walk off their jobs at midnight.
Knowing the timing couldn't be worse for the tire-maker, one union
member said "We would rather be the straw that broke the camels back
than work with the contract they've proposed."
(BRIDGE/STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON/CBS)
NOW IT APPEARS FIRESTONE WILL NO LONGER BE THE SOLE SUPPLIER FOR THE
FORD EXPLORER BEGINNING IN THE YEAR 2002.
Though Ford is adding Michelin, it says this is not related to the
recall, but CEO Jacques Nasser is not giving Bridgestone/ Firestone a
vote of confidence.
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THIS HAS BEEN AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT AND DISAPPOINTING PERIOD IN OUR
RELATIONSHIP AND UH WERE GOING TO TAKE THIS A DAY AT A TIME.
Nasser will testify with other executives from Ford and Bridgestone/Firestone at next weeks Congressional hearings. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Detroit.))
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Still to come - a reproductive right - or a crime?
When we return - the story of a pregnant woman now held against her will - after refusing medical treatment.
And... A boat full of cement cracks open in the waters of Greece.
The story - and the pictures - coming up.
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The Department of Energy has picked a local company to control seven of the nation's Nuclear Weapons Manufacturing Plants.
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B-W-X Technologies of Lynchburg got the job - worth two and a half billion dollars.
The company will send experienced managers from the Lynchburg plant to nine different states to supervise nuclear manufacturing.
B-W-X will continue to manufacture nuclear fuel for aircraft carriers and submarines.
This contract is the second awarded by the D-E-P to B-W-X in the last month; it's also the largest in the company's 50 year history.
President Clinton is leaving the decision on whether to deploy a national missile defense system to his successor.
Clinton made the comment during a speech at Georgetown University today.
The president says the long-range missile threat from hostile nations is real and growing, but that the overall effectiveness of the U-S missile defense is still UNproven.
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((I STRONGLY BELIEVE THIS IS THE BEST COURSE FOR THE UNITED STATES AND, THEREFORE, THE DECISION I HAVE REACHED TODAY IS IN THE BEST SECURITY INTERESTS OF THE UNITED STATES.))
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Clinton says if the next President decides to go ahead with the system, it could be operational by 2006.
A cargo vessel loaded with cement cracked in half today off the coast of Greece and sunk into the sea.
An Ukrainian sailor was reported missing... the rest of the 15 member crew was rescue.
The Cambodian- flagged vessel went down at a dock about 30 miles north of Athens.
It was scheduled to sail to Egypt.
Officials speculate the crew improperly loaded the cement... causing the hull to rupture.
A pregnant woman who reportedly rejected medical care for religious reasons has been hospitalized against her will.
Some reproductive-rights activists say it's the wrong move - but authorities say there's more to this story.
Cathy Moss reports from Massachusetts.
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[super=01-Lynn Paltrow/Reproductive Rights Attorney]
((32 year old Rebecca Corneau is 8 and a half months pregnant...and has
been taken into custody. Now she's in a low-security facility for
Authorities say Corneau is a member of a Christian fundamentalist sect
which rejects medical care -- and that she allegedly covered up the
death of her last child.
Sot: Paul Walsh JR/District Attorney,Bristol County, Mass
"Rebecca Corneau is dangerous to her children. 3 of her children have
been taken away already -- the last one died within 5 to 10 minutes of
birth -- choking on the contents of the birth canal."
She must remain in a state hospital by court order -- until she gives
birth -- but the District Attorney says she's fighting it.
Sot: Paul Walsh Jr.
" She hasn't cooperated in any medical examination, she hasn't given any
medical history -- ....."
But Critics say she's being imprisoned and deprived of her rights.
Sot/Lynn Paltrow/Reproductive Rights Attorney.
"There are very legitimate things the state could do -- they certainly
could take the children -- once the child is born - they could take the
child into custody -- but nobody has the right to put a pregnant woman
into custody because she is pregnant and refusing medical care..."))
The much - anticipated B-C-A Bowl won't happen after all.
Mike Stevens tells us why - coming up in sports.
And... in health check - a local psychologist is going to the Olympics - to make sure the U-S fencing team stays on top of its game.
Joy Sutton explains, when we return.
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Just ahead on Health Check - the art - and mental play - of fencing... And how it's landed one local psychologist a coveted role - with a U-S Olympic team.
And from steam trains to folk music legends - we'll tell you how the Smithsonian Institute and the Library of Congress are using the Internet - to keep the rare and fading sounds of the past alive...
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The power of the mind.
How big of a role does it play for athletes training for competition?
A local sports psychologist says it could mean the difference between losing and taking home a gold medal.
And he's headed to the Olympics in Sydney to help train a U-S team.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more.
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Doctor John Heil has actually been working with the U-S Olympic Fencing team from the beginning - helping them prepare for the international competition.
And he says when the competition is this stiff, often it's the player who can out-think his opponent who comes out on top.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. John Heil/Sports Psychologist]
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((DOCTOR JOHN HEIL/SPORTS PSYCHOLOGIST: I GUESS YOGI BERRA PROBABLY SAID IT BEST, HE SAID A SPORT IS 90 PERCENT MENTAL AND THE OTHER PART IS PHYSICAL))
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And when it comes to a sport like fencing, Doctor Jon Heil with Lewis Gale Clinic, says being able to think on your feet is extremely important.
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((DOCTOR JOHN HEIL/SPORTS PSYCHOLOGIST:IN A SPORT LIKE FENCING IT'S VARY TACTICAL SOME PEOPLE CALL IT PHYSICAL CHESS. SO DECISION MAKING BECOMES REALLY IMPORTANT, IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT IN ALL SPORTS))
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That's why Heil has been training the U-S Olympic Fencing team to use techniques such as visualization - using the brain to practice.
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((DOCTOR JOHN/SPORTS PSYCHOLOGIST: YOU CREATE IN YOUR MIND THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE EVENT, YOU IMAGINE WHAT'S HAPPENING, IMAGINE HOW YOU FEEL, EVEN HOW IT SOUNDS AND LOOK, AND THEN ON TOP OF THAT YOU TRY TO APPLY YOUR SKILLS))
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Heil says once the team reaches Sydney - his focus will be on helping the athletes deal with pressure - and block out distractions.
And he says he's ready for the challenge.
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((DR. JOHN HEIL:IT'S A GREAT FEELING IT'S EXCITEMENT. TO ME THE OLYMPICS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SPORT EVENT, TO BE A PART OF THAT IS A GREAT HONOR, AND GREAT OPPORTUNITY BOTH))
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This will be Heil's second time going to the Olympics.
Opening ceremonies begin September 15th.
Researchers in Great Britain have started clinical trials .. with a vaccine targeted at an African strain of AIDS.
The vaccine is the first specifically designed to combat the most prevalent strain in many parts of Africa.
Eighteen people volunteered to receive injections of the vaccine at Churchill Hospital in Oxford,
including a member of the British parliament.
Evan Harris is not suffering from HIV or AIDS, but volunteered to take part because he worked with AIDS patients as a young doctor.
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[SUPER=01-Evan Harris/Vaccine Volunteer]
((I hope that the trial is a success and be
one of the healthy volunteers testing the safety will allow the trial to
proceed to effectiveness testing later on in Africa.))
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If it works, the vaccine will not be ready for 10 years .. and will only be effective against the African strain of HIV.
But scientists hope to use the same technique against the European virus.
Welcome folks to the start of the Holiday Weekend for many of you out there.
Ever since the skies opened over Lane Stadium last week, the powers that be at both Ga. Tech and Va. Tech knew that it was highly unlikely that the 2000 BCA Bowl would be rescheduled.
Neither Tech wanted to play the game in December, and today the Hokies formally removed themselves from the contest.
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The Hokies would have been out of this thing long ago, but athletic director Jim Weaver and head coach Frank Beamer both have a genuine concern for the fans that paid $35 a piece and never got to see the game.
A marketing firm called the Gazelle Group handled ticket sales, and there is concern that those folks may not offer refunds.
A decision concerning refunds is expected in the near future.
The rain stayed away from Darlington this afternoon as the Winston Cup stars were able to get in first round time trials for Sunday Southern 500.
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Jeremy Mayfield went out 13th and won his second pole of the year with a 169 point 444 mile an hour lap.
But the big story is that point leader Bobby Labonte crashed in practice and had to scramble to make a qualifying effirt he was just 38th fastest.
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Week number two of Friday Football Extra is again being affected by the rainy, wet conditions.
Tonight's William Fleming at GW Danville game has been postponed until tomorrow night at seven.
Also, the Amherst at Patrick Henry game scheduled for tonight has been moved to Monday night at 7:30.
And the Pulaski at EC Glass game that was moved to Amherst County has been moved back to City Stadium. It will start at 7:30 tonight.
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And don't forget the NFL is back on Your Hometown Station this weekend as we kick off another year of NFL football.
Sunday it's a doubleheader as the Steelers and Star City rookie Chris Combs take on the Ravens at one.
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Then at four it's the Jets and the Packers.
Take care folks - I'll see you tonight at 11:35 with Friday Football Extra.
Roy Stanley will be here your college game day previews on News 7 at Six.
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Smithsonian Institute and Library of Congress officials believe the sounds of history are worth preserving.
And they hope others do too.
So in an effort to raise money - they've put some of those sounds on the Internet.
It's today's Web Site of the Day.
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The sounds of blues pioneer "Leadbelly" are among those the Smithsonian and Library of Congress want to preserve.
[20:15:14 - Mickey Hart then 20:16:37 - Little Richard]
Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart narrates as many popular artists pay homage to legends like Leadbelly on the Web Site called "Save Our Sounds".
[20:15:19 - Woody Guthrie pic]
Woody Guthrie has fans from Bob Dylan - to U2's Bono (BONN-oh) -
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[SOT 19:56:52 BRING UP NAT SOUND OF STEAM TRAIN AS BONO SAYS "STEEL RAILS HUMMIN"!!!]
[IN-Q=NATS steam train]
[OUT-Q=nats steam train]
Music isn't the only sound worth saving -
You can hear a passing steam train...
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[Out-q=Nats steam train]
Or the sounds of Sputnik -
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[IN-Q=Sputnik number one]
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The Smithsonian and the Library of Congress hope to preserve a wide array of sounds -
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from those you can hear at their web site - to the ones you can't -
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like famous speeches and oral histories of slaves and Native Americans. ))
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You can check out "Save Our Sounds" at our home page -wdbj-7-dot-com.
Just click on today's Web Site of the Day.