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Indiana University reaches the end of its rope with head basketball coach Bobby Knight.
An aid to Governor Gilmore says D-N-A evidence in the Derek Barnabei case may have been compromised.
And-- an accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway leaves several people injured.
News 7 is next.
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It's lights out for Bobby Knight -
Indiana University officials say they've had it.
Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
Bobby Knight's temper finally did him in.
The Indiana basketball coach with a track record of misconduct was fired today after allegedly grabbing a student last week.
Drew Levinson has more.
[SUPER=01-Myles Brand/University President]
[SUPER=01-Kent Harvey/Freshman, Indiana University]
THE ANTICS FINALLY CAUGHT UP WITH INDIANA COACH BOBBY KNIGHT.
((SOT: MYLES BRAND/UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT)) - 16:26:44
"I NOTIFIED HIM THAT HE WAS BEING REMOVED AS BASKETBALL COACH EFFECT
UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED THE COACH'S FIRING ON SUNDAY -- FED UP
WITH WHAT THEY SAY HAS BEEN A CONTINUED PATTERN OF UNACCEPTABLE
BEHAVIOR. THE MOST RECENT ALLEGATIONS LEVELED JUST DAYS AGO ... WHEN A
19-YEAR OLD FRESHMAN ACCUSED KNIGHT OF GRABBING HIS ARM AND VERBALLY
SCOLDING HIM -- FOR AN INFORMAL GREETING.
((SOT: KENT HARVEY/FRESHMAN, INDIANA UNIVERSITY))
"HE WANTED ME TO CALL HIM COACH OR MR. KNIGHT OR WHATEVER. I WASN'T
REALLY LISTENING VERY WELL BECAUSE I WAS SO NERVOUS AND SO SHOCKED AT
WHAT WAS HAPPENING.
KNIGHT LATER DENIED THE CLAIMS OF PHYSICAL CONTACT, BUT TO NO AVAIL.
FOR KNIGHT, THIS ENDS WHAT WAS A SUCCESSFUL YET TUMULTUOUS CAREER AT
INDIANA. HIS THREE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS TARNISHED BY HIS TIRADES ON
AND OFF THE COURT.
BUT AFTER THIS TAPE SURFACED LAST SPRING SHOWING KNIGHT ALLEGEDLY
CHOKING A PLAYER DURING A 1997 PRACTICE, THE UNIVERSITY SUSPENDED AND
FINED HIM. THE SCHOOL'S PRESIDENT VOWED ANOTHER INCIDENT AND HE'D BE
THE PRESIDENT KEPT HIS WORD.
((SOT: MYLES BRAND/UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT)) - 16:20:43
"UNFORTUNATELY THERE HAVE BEEN MANY INSTANCES IN THE LAST 17 WEEKS IN
WHICH COACH KNIGHT HAS BEHAVED AND ACTED IN A WAY THAT IS BOTH DEFIANT
KNIGHT WALKS AWAY FROM INDIANA UNIVERSITY 117 WINS SHORT OF THE ALL-TIME
Another sports figure spent the weekend in Lynchburg.
L.A. Laker A-C Green spends most of his time away from the basketball courts talking to young people about Christianity.
Kate Weidaw caught up with Green this morning.
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((It's Sunday morning, so why are 900 young people at Heritage High School in Lynchburg?
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Well they are here to see basketball but not the local stars, it's A-C Green who's attracting a crowd. But he's not here to perform the skills that have made him a star instead he's sending a message to young people.
((AC GREEN: JUST MAKE GOOD DECISIONS IS COMES IN SO MANY AREAS OF LIFE BUT IT IS REALLY TRYING TO HELP THEM THINK ABOUT THINGS BEFORE THEY DO THEM.))
Things like having sex before you're married and other pure pressures that come with being an adolescent. Green says he became a Christian when he was 17 and has abstained from having sex his entire life. The basketball star hopes others will follow in his footsteps, but teenagers say that can be hard to do.
((SHANNON TABER/11TH LYNCHBURG CHRISTIAN ACADEMY: SOMETIMES IT'S REALLY HARD TO BE A CHRISTIAN BECAUSE EVERYONE IS PRESSURING YOU TO DO DIFFERENT THINGS LIKE DRINK AND SMOKE AND DO DRUGS.))
Ministers at the Thomas Road Baptist Church put this youth rally together and hope the young people leave with more then just the prizes like bikes and basketballs.
((BARRY RICE/MIDDLE SCHOOL PASTOR THOMAS ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH: WE'RE HOPING THE KIDS TAKE AWAY FROM THIS THAT THEY CAN LIVE OUT THEIR DREAMS AND THERE IS A GOD THAT LIVES AND WANTS TO KNOW THEM PERSONALLY.))
And it seems the kids are listening.
((RONNIE LEE DURRETTE: I'VE BEEN TRYING TO BE A CHRISTIAN FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS AND I'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET RIGHT, THAT'S WHY I CAME.))
And the rally will be back in March to encourage more young people to do the right thing. Kate Weidaw News 7 Lynchburg.))
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Five people were sent to area hospitals this afternoon following a motorcycle accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
It happened around four in Bedford County.
Investigators say they aren't sure why the three bikes crashed.
One man taken by helicopter to a Charlottesville hospital.
Four other people were taken by ambulance to a local hospital.
The extent of their injuries isn't known.
A Roanoke man died this morning after his motorcyle collided with a car.
Roanoke Police say 31-year-old James Curtis Minor was seen speeding and ignoring stoplights just after five.
A few minutes later, Minor apparently struck a car at the intersection of 11th and Hanover.
He was thrown into the car, driven by 41-year-old Donald Lee Stokes.
Minor later died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Stokes was NOT seriously injured.
Rubatex workers held a celebration of sorts today.
It's been one year since the company and its union got involved in a contract dispute.
Today the Local 240 held a picnic at Liberty Lake Park to thank the community and retirees of the company for standing behind them over the past year.
Even though Rubatex workers are back on the job, they say their new contract is not what the union wanted.
But the Union's President says the whole experience has brought everyone closer together.
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John Boyd, the Democratic candidate running in the 5-th district was also on hand today in support of the workers.
DNA evidence in the case of a man scheduled to be executed this week MIGHT have been tampered with.
That story is still ahead on News 7..
And what it lacks in size, it makes up for in taste.
We'll take you to a unique local winery, when News 7 returns.
A body found floating in the James River yesterday is waiting to undergo an autopsy with a state medical examiner.
Several fisherman discovered the body of a white male about 20 feet from the bank near Arcadia.
Authorities still don't know his identity.
Botetourt County Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle says there's no indication foul play was involved in the man's death.
A top aide to Governor Gilmore says genetic evidence that could halt an execution this week may have been compromised.
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Derek Barnabei is scheduled to die Thursday for the 19-93 rape and murder of a Lynchburg teenager.
Friday, Gilmore ordered D-N-A testing of Sarah Wisnosky's fingernail clippings.
Counsel for the governor says that evidence was NOT tampered with, but a separate evidence container may have been opened slightly.
It contained a vaginal swab from the victim.
Both pieces of evidence disappeared from a storage area in Norfolk, but were later found.
Roanoke Police say they're still looking for the people or person responsible for vandalizing more than two dozens cars early Friday morning.
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Many residents in Southwest and Southeast Roanoke woke up to find their car windows smashed in and their valuables inside gone.
So far officials have not released any information regarding who might be responsible.
Southside is home to the smallest - but perhaps most unique - winery in the state.
Surae Chinn tours Tomahawk Mill Winery, near Chatham, in this week's Virginia Profile.
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It's only fitting for Corky Medaglia to pop off the cork of his favorite wine. Afterall he made it.
Corky and his wife Nancy welcome you to their Tomahawk Mill Winery. They call it a treasure of Pittsylvania County. It's not only rich in taste - but in history as well.
Before this ever became a winery it was an old grist mill where people made flour. The water powered mill was built 112 years ago by a former confederate soldier.
((NANCY MEDAGLIA/WINERY OWNER: STONES WOULD GO IN THAT ROUND TROUGH THAT'S WHERE THEY WOULD GROUND THE CORNMEAL AND THEN THIS WOULD MAKE FLOUR.))
Now this place is where people taste wine.
((NANCY MEDAGLIA: I HAVE THE NEATEST TASTING ROOM IN THE WHOLE STATE... BECAUSE NO ONE ELSE HAS A GRIST MILL... HAVE A TASTE OF WINE.))
But before tempting their taste buds, tourists like to check out the four acres of home grown grapes that make the wine.
((CORKY MEDAGLIA: I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD RETIREMENT BUSINESS CAUSE EVERY TIME I WENT OT A WINERY THERE WAS NOTHING GOING ON WERE YOU RIGHT? WRONG.))
And it's this time of year when Corky is working harder then ever.
((CORKY MEDAGLIA: THE MOST EXCITING TIME IS TO COME NOW. WE'RE HARVESTING GRAPES.))
After that, the grapes go into production.
((THIS IS WHERE WE START THE PROCESS))
Nancy and Corky started four years ago making one or two different wines now they make 10. (nats of labeling) They sell 15 thousand bottles a year.
((CORKY MDAGLIA/WINERY OWNER: I LIKE DOING THINGS. I LIKE SEEING THE RESULTS OF THE WORK AND I LIKE MAKING WINE.))
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((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: THE MEDAGLIA'S SAY THIS IS A SMALL WINERY BUT IT'S GROWING. THEY'RE MAKING MORE WINE EACH YEAR AND THEY HOPE TO EXPAND AND RESTORE THIS PLACE TO MAKE IT AN EVEN MORE POPULAR DESTINATION.))
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The couple will try to do that by getting the mill running again within two years - all the while making even more wine.
((CORKY MEDAGLIA: I THINK THAT'S THE KEY TO RUNNING A WINERY. IF YOU ARE GONNA MAKE WINE YOU HAVE TO MAKE ENOUGH DIFFERENT WINES SO SOMEBODY'S TASTE WILL BE MET.))
It's not only the varieties of reds and whites that draw people here. The Medaglia's say it's seeing how an old flour mill and winery go hand in hand to make a unique place to visit. Surae Chinn, News7, Pittsylvania County.))
Astronauts aboard the space shuttle "Atlantis" are preparing for a long day's work - 230 miles above Earth.
That story is still ahead.
And more wildfires burn out of control - these, though, are scorching the land "Down Under."
News 7 will be right back.
A missing hiker, and a missing picture, are the main topics in this week's look at our viewer mail.
Here's Assignment editor Joe McKean with Feedback.
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((A young soldier who took a wrong turn in Montgomery County ended up at the Roanoke airport, after the sheriff's department began an extensive search for him.
A viewer from Roanoke (Margie Dunbar) took exception to the tone of our interview with him saying the reporter "...was hateful and rude to this boy as if she was paying for his rescue. She asked why he did not call his parents. She is probably not a parent, but I know from experience most children care less about worrying their parents. She even accused him of running away from the military. She is lucky he did not cuss her. He seemed to be a real quiet person. This interview really upset me. I'll be turning to (someone else) for the news from now on."
The story about the decision by the Lynchburg school board to censor a biology textbook brought a couple of notes, objecting to our use of the illustration that will be covered up.
But one viewer (Robert Johnson) said: "I just saw your broadcast about a school district that is going to rip out pages of a science book...The picture is not pornographic, it is science. When are these so called "politically correct" people going to stop?"
If you'd like to comment on our news coverage or issues in the news, send your letters, including your name and hometown, to PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
To send a fax, dial 343-7269.
For e-mail, the address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
And our website has a moderated forum online, at wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
OPEC says it will boost oil production by 800- thousand barrels a day.
European and Pacific Rim nations have been urging the oil cartel to do something to stem surging prices.
The Clinton administration is giving Saudi Arabia credit for the OPEC production increase.
But White House officials say the jury is still out on whether it will be enough to reduce prices.
The quota increase will go into effect October first.
The crew aboard the Atlantis is getting down to work... now that the shuttle has successfully docked with the international space station.
((ATLANTIS AND THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION ARE A SINGULAR SPACE COMPLEX ONCE AGAIN.))
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The two spacecraft hooked up early this morning... some 230 miles above the Earth.
The crew is now prepping for a spacewalk... during which two crew members will string power and data cables between two of the space station's modules.
Later in the week, the five astronauts and two cosmonauts will unload a Russian supply ship, as well as the shuttle.
People will begin living aboard the space station at the beginning of November.
Wildfires are raging out of control not only in the U-S, but now in Australia.
Officials have declared a state of emergency in Queensland, as firefighteres continue to battle brush fires there.
They believe many of those fires were deliberately started, some by children.
Several houses are threatened by the flames.
The weather was kinder to firefighters today - strong winds have died down, but high temperatures are helping fires to spread.
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The University of Indiana has fired head basketball coach Bobby Knight.
The action comes just days after Knight was accused of grabbing a student's arm and cursing at him last week about his manners.
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University president Myles Brand said no one action led to Knight's dismissal. Instead he said Knight's unacceptable behavior violated the school's zero tolerance conduct policy.
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((MYLES BRAND/INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT: THIS PERSISTENT AND TROUBLING BEHAVIOR HAS LED ME TO ONLY ONE CONCLUSION. IN AN EARLY MORNING TELEPHONE CONSERVATION WITH COACH KNIGHT TODAY I GAVE HIM THE OPTION OF RESIGNING AS HEAD BASKETBALL COACH. HE DECLINED AND I NOTIFIED HIM HE WAS BEING REMOVED AS BASKETBALL COACH EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.))
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[OUT Q=....effective immediately."]
Myles said the University will find an interim coach to coach the Hoosiers this coming season.
Jason Hanson booted five field goals to lead the Detroit Lions to a 15 to 10 win over the Washington Redskins.
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The Lion defense was at its best picking off Redskin quarterback Brad Johnson 5 times on this one defensive lineman Kelvin Pritchett gets the tipped pass and lumbers down the sideline for a 74 yard gain all the way to the Washington one yard line. Hanson booted a field goal to make it 6 to 0.
But Washington answered this time Johnson hits tight end Stephen Alexander on the 5 yard touchdown pass play and the Redskins led the lions 7 to 6.
Then in the third quarter Hanson booted this 54 yarder that would have been good from 60 yards out and the Lions beat the Redskins 15 to 10.
Another good day for New York Giants running back Tiki Barber in a 33 to 18 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
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The Eagles enter the Vet ready for the showdown with the Giants.
Kerry Collins passed for 220 yards and two touchdowns this 25 yarder to Amanta Toomer and the Giants took a 13 to 3 lead.
Tiki Rushed for 96 yards on 11 carries and he scored on this 31 yard T-D run to lead the Giants to the 33 to 18 win over the Eagles.
Ronde Barber led Tampa Bay's swarming defense as the Buccaneers dominated Chicago 41 to nothing.
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Keyshawn Johnson leads the cheers as the Bucs prepare for the Kickoff.
On this play Ronde comes from the end position and sacks Cade McNown for the first of his two sacks of the game in the first quarter.
Then in the second quarter Ronde scoops up this fumble and returns it 24 yards for the touchdown and the Bucs beat the Bears 41 to nothing.
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Steve Beuerlein had a big day in Carolina's win over San Francisco.
Beuerlein passed for 364 yards and three touchdowns as the Panthers beat the 49-ers 38 to 22.
And here are the rest of the N-F-L scores.
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Marat Safin became the first Russian to win the U.S. Open Men's championship. He beat Pete Sampras in straight sets in today's final.
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The Russian's big serve gave Sampras trouble throughout the three set match Safin served up 12 aces in the 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 victory that lasted only 98 minutes. At 20 he became the youngest open winner since Sampras won the first of his 4 titles in 1990.
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((MARAT SAFIN/U.S. OPEN CHAMPION: I KNEW WHAT I HAD TO DO I MADE IT TRY TO HOLD MY SERVE I THINK FROM THE BASELINE I'M BETTER THAN HIM. HE HAS TO ACCEPT THIS THAT I AM BETTER THAN HIM FROM THE BASELINE BUT IN OTHER PARTS OF THE GAME HE'S BETTER THAN ME.))
((PETE SAMPRAS/RUNNER UP: I KNEW HE WAS GOING TO PLAY WELL BUT I DIDN'T EXPECT HIM TO PLAY THAT WELL THAT LONG I FIGURED HE WOULD GET A LITTLE BIT NERVOUS BUT HE CAME OUT SWINGING AWAY SERVED HUGE THE GUY'S GOT ONE OF THE BIGGEST SERVES IN THE GAME I COULDN'T READ IT JUST GOT A LOT OF POWER.))
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Tiger Woods won his fifth victory in 7 tournaments today winning the Canadian Open by one stroke over Grant Waite.
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Woods had his A-B-and C game working as he approached the 18-th green. He hit this shot out of the fairway bunker over the water and right at the flag. The six iron shot carried about 200 yards and landed in the short grass next to the green.
Woods then chipped to a foot of the cup and tapped in for birdie. He finished with a 7 under par 65 for a total of 266 the lowest 72 hole score in tournament history.
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The Houston Astros beat the Atlanta Braves today 4 to nothing.
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The fans cheering Tom Glavine who was going for his 19-th win.
But in the top of the first Fernando Seguignol hits this two run homer over the right field wall off Glavine and the Astros took the 2 to nothing lead.
Then in the top of the sixth Andy Tracy gets all of this pitch it ends up over the right field wall for another two run homer and the Astros win it 4 to nothing.
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In Chicago, Sammy Sosa signs an autograph for a kid in right field.
Sosa would hit his major league leading 48-th home run a two run shot to right field but it wasn's enough as the Astros beat the Cubs 7 to 6.
And here's the rest of the Major league scores.
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