Coming up on News 7-
The bodies of fallen U-S-S Cole sailors are returned to United States soil.
A rally in support of keeping Roanoke's Wiley Drive closed through Smith Park brings out dozens -
While others protested a local pet store.
And luxury cars roll in to the Roanoke Valley -
Stay with us...News 7 is next.
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A somber homecoming for five of the American sailors killed aboard the U-S-S Cole.
Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
The five bodies arrived today in Delaware.
The sailors were among the 17 crew members the Navy says were killed in Thursday's attack.
Jennifer Jones has the latest on the investigation.
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THE REMAINS OF FIVE OF THE SAILORS KILLED WHILE ABOARD THE USS COLE
ARRIVED BACK IN THE UNITED STATES SATURDAY. THE CASKETS WERE FLOWN TO
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE IN DELAWARE ... WHERE A MEMORIAL SERVICE WAS HELD
FOR THE FALLEN HEROES.
MEANWHILE, RECOVERY EFFORTS CONTINUED FOR OTHERS WHO DIED IN THURSDAY'S
EXPLOSION. OFFICIALS SAY THE BODIES ARE MOST LIKELY HIDDEN WITHIN THE
SHIP'S TWISTED METAL.
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"WE KNOW THERE ARE SPACES THAT ARE INACCESSIBLE. WE KNOW THERE ARE SOME
REMAINS IN THOSE SPACES. WE NEED TO GET IN THOSE AND LOCATE THE REMAINS
WE ANTICIPATE FINDING THERE."
DOZENS OF SAILORS WHO SURVIVED THE BLAST ... ARE NOW BEING TREATED AT A
U-S MILITARY HOSPITAL IN GERMANY. THEY ARE ALSO RECEIVING SOME
MEANTIME, INVESTIGATORS ARE SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS ... IN WHAT U-S
OFFICIALS INCREASINGLY BELIEVE WAS A TERRORIST ATTACK. A TEAM OF FBI
AGENTS AND DEFENSE EXPERTS HAVE NOW JOINED THE PROBE ALREADY UNDERWAY
IN ADEN, YEMEN.
DIVERS ARE EXAMINING THE 40-BY-40 FOOT HOLE THAT RIPPED THROUGH THE
86-HUNDRED TON DESTROYER. OFFICIALS BELIEVE IT WAS CAUSED BY SUICIDE
BOMBERS ABOARD A SMALL BOAT.
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BACK IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA -- HOME OF THE USS COLE -- NAVY PERSONNEL
ATTENDED A DEDICATION CEREMONY FOR A NEW STATUE SYMBOLIZING THE
HOMECOMING OF A SAILOR. NOW A PAINFUL REMINDER OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO
WILL NEVER COME HOME.
JENNIFER JONES, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.
More than 100- passengers and crew on a hijacked Saudi plane have been freed.
They were released unharmed in Baghdad after an ordeal that lasted nearly seven and a half hours.
The jet was on its way to London when the hijackers seized it over the Mediterranean and forced it to fly to Baghdad.
The official Iraqi News Agency reports the two hijackers, both Saudis, have been arrested.
Shortly after surrendering, the hijackers held a news conference
in which they praised Iraqi authorities and heaped scorn on their
But they say they have not asked for political asylum.
Two people walked away from a small plane crash in Henry County today.
State Police say the plane was trying to land at Pace Airport near route 220 when the right tip of the wing struck the runway.
The plane veered off the runway, and the nose hit the ground.
Both the pilot, Wilbert Chronister, and a passenger are reported to be O-K.
The F-A-A has been notified of the incident.
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The controversy over Wiley Drive - which runs through Roanoke's Smith Park continues.
City Manager Darlene Burcham plans to recommend to city council that the road re-open to traffic.
But Kate Weidaw reports, some residents are fighting to keep the road under lock and key.
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((TO SHARE THIS SPACE WITH AUTOMOBILES IS NOT APPROPRIATE.))
Bikers and walkers stood on the green way at Smith Park to show the path does not have sufficient room for the amount of people who use the park.
Ever since Wiley Drive closed two years ago for sewer repairs more and more people have been taking advantage of the traffic free road instead of the greenway.
((CHUCK WILLEY: THERE'S ALMOST NO PLACE IN ROANOKE YOU CAN GO TO LET YOUR KIDS RIDE THEIR BIKE FOR ANY DISTANCE SO THAT'S WHY WE'RE REALLY ADVOCATING LEAVING IT CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.))
But not everyone feels it should remain closed. City Manager Darlene Burcham is recommending to city council on Monday to reopen the road. In a report she states, feedback from public workshops show the majority want the road accessible to drive on. Biker Kevin Landis agrees.
((KEVIN LANDIS/WANTS WILEY DRIVE OPEN: IT NEEDS TO BE ACCESSIBLE, IT IS A LEVEL AREA THAT A PERSON IN A WHEEL CHAIR OR HAS DIFFICULTY WALKING SHOULD HAVE THE SAME ACCESS TOO.))
But many people have come to enjoy the road for it's scenery and not having to worry about looking over their shoulder for a car.
((RON BIBB/CYCLIST: THIS IS THE ONLY REAL ENJOYABLE STRESS FREE RIDE YOU CAN HAVE FROM THIS POINT TO THAT POINT.))
((DICK VIPPERMAN/ENJOYS THE PARK: ONE FACILITY CAN NOT BE ALL THINGS TO ALL PEOPLE THERE ARE PARK LIKE FACILITIES ON EITHER SIDE OF WILEY DRIVE.))
Others don't want to see three hundred thousand dollars of their tax money going toward speed bumps and construction to make the road more narrow if it's reopened.
But the fight to keep the road closed may end come Monday when city council makes its decision. Kate Weidaw News7 Roanoke.))
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A Roanoke pet store was the target of protesters this afternoon.
The demonstration was at Petland.
Members of the group "In Defense of Animals" carried signs attempting to discourage people from buying pets there - because they say there are so many homeless animals that need to be adopted.
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((PIERRE GRZYBOWSKI/ PROTESTER: PUPPY MILLS CONTINUE TO BREED ANIMALS IN FILTHY CONDITIONS WHILE 15 MILLION UNWANTED DOGS AND CATS ARE KILLED EACH YEAR, WE'RE ASKING PETLAND TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION BY NOT SELLING ANIMALS AND INSTEAD PROVIDE A SPACE FOR LOCAL DOGS AND CATS TO BE ADOPTED FROM SHELTERS.))
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Group members say they have a petition to boycott Petland with 200 signatures on it.
They plan to send it to the company's corporate headquarters.
Still ahead on News 7..
Roanoke's chapter of "Habitat for Humanity" is building a name for itself..
And it was another day of violence in the Middle East... as President Clinton prepares to meet with leaders on both sides.
The latest, after the break.
President Clinton says he will attend Monday's summit between Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
Meanwhile-- the violence there continues.
Kimberly Dozier reports.
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((Another Palestinian funeral, this one in Hebron, another casualty of clashes with Israelis.
The peacemakers are hoping to make it one of the
last. U-N secretary general Koffi Annnan has pulled off a peace summit of Israeli and Palestinian leaders Monday in Egypt.
KOFFI ANNAN/U.N. SECRETARY GENERAL
"I THINK IT'S A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY AND A GREAT OPPORTUNITY."
President Clinton will attend almost his last chance to salvage his two term push for middle east peace.
PRESIDENT CLINTON: "NO MATTER HOW TERRIBLE THE IMAGES OF THIS WEEK'S VIOLENCE THE EFFORTS MUST CONTINUE."
The Israeli military just released video of the helicopter attack on the Rammallah police station, scene of the murder of Israeli soldiers by
a Palestinian mob. Israel says it is only going to these talks to see if it still has a partner for peace in Yasser Arafat. Palestinian officials say Israel must show its willing to replace force with
Nabil Abu Rdeine/PALESTINIAN SPOKESMAN
"THE SITUATION IS VERY DANGEROUS AND DIFFICULT AND THIS IS THE NEW
CHANCE FOR THE PEACE PROCESS."
There was little violence today, but if this violence fails the men of war on both sides are ready to go back to the streets.
KIMBERLY DOZIER, CBS NEWS, HEBRON ON THE WEST BANK.))
Two people were injured today when their vehicle went over an embankment.
The accident happened around 1:30 in Roanoke County.
Police say the driver of this four-runner took his eyes off the road and ran over the embankment.
Both the driver and his female passenger were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Roanoke County police haven't said whether charges will be filed against the driver.
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Habitat for Humanity has hit a milestone in Roanoke.
Construction of the organization's 100-th home got underway this morning.
The site - located on Wyoming Avenue in Northwest Roanoke - was dedicated this morning.
Volunteers spent the day there pounding nails and sawing wood.
Many say they enjoy building these homes because of the people they meet and the families they're helping.
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((JOY SPARROWHAWK/VOLUNTEER: I THINK IT'S REALLY NEAT BECAUSE YOU GET TO INTERACT DIRECTLY WITH THE PEOPLE YOU'RE HELPING AND THAT MAKES IT MORE REAL THEN JUST WRITING A CHECK.))
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Students from Hollins and Roanoke College are taking part in the build.
Still ahead on News 7 -
Astronauts aboard "Discovery" discover a problem...We'll tell you what went wrong.
And a little later ...
Some real hot wheels blast into the Roanoke Valley.
We'll tell you how much you'll need to own one of these!!
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Are you looking for some Halloween fun - that won't scare you silly?
Look no further than the Salem Museum's "Ghost Walk."
Shannon Young haunts this story in this week's Time Off...
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((How do you do? My name is William McCaughley, professor of English at Roanoke College. I'm here to welcome you to our town's fair cemetery.))
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William McCaughley is the first person you'll meet should you decide to spend the Thursday night before Halloween among the gravestones at the Salem Cemetery. ????????
The well-known historian is actually played by Lon Savage, one of the volunteers who'll bring many of those buried in the cemetery to life.
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((I died in 1908 but on October 26th I and others, we will rise from our graves to welcome you to the cemetery and give you stories of Salem's history.))
[OUT Q=of Salem's history.]
[IN Q=Our mission is...]
((Our mission is to teach about local history so we thought, what better way to tell the story of the town than to get the people who experienced it to rise from their graves and explain what happened.))
[OUT Q=explain what happened.]
John Long is the curator at the Salem Museum.
His goal is to create an event spooky enough to draw Halloween fans, but not so frightening that the stories get lost.
[IN Q=Just to be...]
((Just to be in a cemetery at night in October is alot of fun, and these cemeteries have a beautiful, spectacular view.))
[OUT Q=spectacular view.]
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((It's not a scary event at all. It's a historical re-enactment event and it's very educational so I encourage you to bring the kids out for it.))
[OUT Q=out for it.]
The candlelight tour takes about an hour to an hour and a half.
Along the way you'll meet a handful of soldiers whose stories add color to a number of different military conflicts.
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((One of our most popular ghosts is General Andrew Lewis, a Revolutionary War general who lived not too far from here. And back by popular demand are the four Deyerley brothers. One served in the Mexican War, three served in the Civil War and they're gonna have a reunion here in the cemetery.))
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((The Ghost Walk takes place only one night a year, but if you miss it, not to worry. There's plenty to see across the street, here, at the Salem Museum.))
[OUT Q=the Salem Museum.]
Upstairs, check out some of the clothing and linens early Salemites might have used.
Or learn about the hardships associated with Civil War life.
Downstairs, the latest rotating exhibit features local artists' visions of Salem during all four seasons.
If you like a piece, keep it in mind.
It'll go up for auction after the end of the year.
Finally, if you hear the ghosts calling you to walk the cemetery this Halloween, give the museum a call.
Tour spots are by reservation only.
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((We look forward to seeing you there.))
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Shannon Young, News 7, Salem.))
The Ghost Walk takes place from 6 to 9, Thursday October 26th.
The museum is asking for a 6-dollar donation from all who participate.
A successful mission so far for astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery.
The astronauts have attached a new part to the international space station, despite a short circuit that knocked out critical visual equipment.
A computerized vision system and a camera in the shuttle's cargo bay were affected, making it difficult for the shuttle's robot arm operator.
He was preparing to latch on to a truss in the cargo bay and lift it in to the space station when the short occurred.
The crew fixed the vision system, but not the camera.
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The Roanoke Express was back on the Ice at the Roundhouse tonight this taking on the Pee Dee Pride.
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Former Express coach Frank Anzalone makes his return to Roanoke with the Pride.
The Express would get off to a good start Troy Lake is in tight and fires the puck for the score to make it 1 to nothing Express.
Roanoke continued to apply the offensive presssure. This time Calvin Effering
takes the shot and scores the goal and the Express was crusing with a 2 to nothing lead.
But the Pride would add two goals Danny Bousquey tallies this score to make it 3 to 2 Express and Pee Dee goes on to win it 4 to 3.
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Old Dominion Athletic Conference rivals met on the gridiron today in Lexington.
The series between Hampden Sydney and Washington and Lee was tied at 28 games a piece with two ties before today's contest.
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The Generals were looking to get back on the winning track after losing to Catholic last week.
The Tigers took the early seven to nothing lead, but two turnovers by Hampden Sydney led to two quick W and L touchdowns.
Marc Watson puts the Generals on the board, when he breaks away from the pack, cuts across the field and motors into to the end zone for the touchdown.
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Neal Herdon puts Hampden-Sydney on top with this TD reception. W and L can't hold those Tigers and loses its second straight 45-28.
Purdue and Northwestern now have matching records of 5 and 2 and 3 and 1 in the Big Ten
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And Drew Brees has jumped back in the Heisman Trophy race.
The Boilermakers trailed early in this one when Northwestern's Zak Kustok throws the 7 yard touchdown pass to Teddy Johnson to make it 14 to 7 Northwestern.
Brees threw five touchdowns in the game three to John Standeford and the Boilermakers get the 41 to 10 conference win over Northwestern.
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In Orlando, Navy players sporting a Black Anchor on their helmets in memory of those who died aboard the USS Cole.
The Mid Shipmen fall behind to Notre Dame Early as Tony Driver scoops up this fumble makes the nice spin move and scored on the 24 yard run to make it 7 to nothing Notre Dame in the first quarter.
Then Julius Jones the brother of Thomas Jones leaps over the goal line for the touchdown and the Irish down Navy 45 to 14.
Ferrum back up quarterback Gary Buchanan made his debut for the Panthers today and he scored on a 68 yard run and rushed for 127 yayrds as the Panthers beat Chowan 24 to 2 in an Atlantic Central Conference game.
The Panthers are 2 and 1 in the conference and 4 and 2 overall.
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Meantime, In Columbus this Ohio State fan started his victory dance a little bit to early.
Because the Minnesota Gophers pulled off the unbelievable upsetting the sixth ranked Buckeyes 29 to 17. It's the Go
pher's first win in Columbus since 1949. And here are the rest of the College scores.
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The St. Louis Cardinals picked up their first win in the National League Championship Series beating the New York Mets 8 to 2.
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An aerial view of Shea Stadium.
The Cardinals took the air out of the Mets in the first. Jim Edmonds hits this double down the left field line scoring Fernando Vina and Edgar Renteria and St. Louis lead 2 to nothing.
Then leading 2 to 1, Ray Lankford hits this single to right centerfield Renteria rounds the bases to score to make it 3 to 1 in the third.
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The Cardinals would add another run in the fourth Renteria with this single to left centerfield pitcher Andy Benes beats the throw home and the Cardinals win it 8 to 2.
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The Mets lead the series 2 to 1.
The Yankees and Mariners hooked up in game four of the American League Championship tonight in Seattle.
And Roger Clemens strikes out 15 a series record and the Yankees beat the Mariners 5 to nothing.
New York leads series 3 to 1.
The Metro Cross Country meet was held this afternon on the Elizabeth Campus of Roanoke College.
400 runners representing 19 teams in single, Double, Triple A and Private schools participated in the event which began back in 1976.
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((TONY WIRT/MEET DIRECTOR: THIS IS A GOOD MEET TO GET EVERBODY TOGETHER AT ONE TIME BEFORE THEY GO TO THEIR DISTRICT MEETS. BASICALLY THIS MEET WAS INVENTED FOR THE CITY COUNTY SCHOOLS CAUSE THEY NEVER SAW EACH OTHER AND IT DETERMINED WHO'S THE BEST IN ALL DIVISIONS.))
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[OUT Q=....all divisions."]
It was a good day for the Wildcats of Rockbridge as they won both the boys and girls titles.
And last years winner Cave Spring finished second in both divisions.
A busy evening in the National Hockey League so lets go to the boards and check some of the scores.
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Some classic car connoisseurs are getting together to cruise the Roanoke Valley this weekend.
The Zimmer Neo-Classic Motor Car company has a distribution center in Roanoke.
Today, the company held a rally in Botetourt County.
It might not look like a big crowd - but that's because only a handful of people own a Zimmer.
They're handmade, down to the 14-carat gold hood ornaments.
In case you're interested in a Zimmer, be prepared to plunk down about a hundred thousand dollars - and wait three to six months for delivery!!
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