Vice President Dick Cheney is heading to the hospital tomorrow.
He's checking himself in for tests on an irregular heartbeat.
Details, straight ahead.
And authorities are looking for a missing Salem woman.
Temperatures are skyrocketing today... all the way into the nineties. Just for fun we'll also throw in plenty of sunshine... some clouds and maybe a shower later on this afternoon.
Joins us-- News 7 at noon is coming up.
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The Vice President's health is in the news again, as he prepares for more tests on his heart.
Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
More heart problems have surfaced for Vice President Dick Cheney.
He told reporters this morning he'll check himself into a hospital tomorrow morning for testing on an irregular heartbeat.
It's be similar to an internal electro- cardiogram.
Cheney could also possibly receive a pacemaker.
He says he feels fine and expects to return to work on Monday.
Tomorrow's hospital stay will be Cheney's third since last year's election.
Teri Okita's at the White House with more information on the Vice President's health.
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((UNDER DOCTORS ORDERS, VICE-PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY WILL UNDERGO A
WIDE-RANGE OF TESTS FOR AN IRREGULAR, RAPID HEART BEAT. CHENEY
DOWNPLAYED HIS SATURDAY MORNING HOSPITAL VISIT AS A ROUTINE, BUT
SOT: Vice President Dick Cheney
Ive been feeling fine. As I say, Im oblivious to these incidents when
they occur and they only last one or two seconds.
TRACK: DOCTORS MAY IMPLANT A PACEMAKER PLUS TO RESTORE NORMAL RHYTHM.
CHENEY IS, AGAIN, LOW-KEY ABOUT THE PROCEDURE SAYING THE RISKS ARE
SOT: (cheney 9:36:01) have no long-term doubts. The doctors have
assured me theres no reason why either the procedure or the device
thats being implanted should, in any way, inhibit my capacity to
function as the vice-president. (:09)
TRACK: CHENEY HAS SUFFERED THREE HEART ATTACKS SINCE 1978 AND 13-YEARS
AGO, HAD QUADRUPLE BYPASS SURGERY. THIS IS THE THIRD TIME SINCE THE
ELECTION THAT 60-YEAR-OLD CHENEY HAS BEEN HOSPITALIZED. HE DISCUSSED HIS
CONDITION WITH PRESIDENT BUSH ON TUESDAY.
SOT: (cheney 9:45:31) The presidents reaction? He wanted to know the
specifics and strongly suggested I go forward with the procedure.
Police in Roanoke are looking for a missing Salem woman.
Authorities say a friend reported 44 year old Jennifer Summer Barker missing yesterday.
Barker is a contract employee with the Postal Service.
Sometime between six and seven yesterday morning, she left her 1990 Honda Accord on 5th Street Behind the Main Post Office.
She parked it next to her mail truck, apparently leaving a cup of coffee on the truck.
Barker is described as a five- foot- five, white female about 140 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes.
Roanoke Police say this is an unusual case, because Barker's disappearance is "unusual for her."
Detectives would like to speak with 44 year old Dewy Lee Summerlin.
He is described as an acquaintance of Barker's.
They say he may be driving a green Honda with temporary tags.
If anyone knows the location of Barker or Summerlin, they are encouraged to contact the Roanoke Police Department.
Parents at one Botetourt County school say their children are suffering the brunt of a budget cut.
Parents of kids at Breckenridge Elementary School confronted school board members after a meeting to finalize the budget this morning.
They complained that the cutbacks are most drastic for fourth and fifth grade students... and that 40 percent of the cuts affect Breckenridge students.
The school board voted to move five teachers from Breckenridge to other schools, to make up for the budget shortage.
Parents say that means their children will be packed into cramped classrooms.
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((KRIS BERTHOLF/PTA MEMBER: I DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT WITH 13 GRADES IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM, THAT ONLY TWO GRADES HAVE BEEN SINGLED OUT. AND THE MAJORITY OF THE IMPACT OF THAT WILL BE FELT AT ONE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.))
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[OUT Q=one elementary school.]
School board members say the schools were funded at inadequate levels by the state and county this year... and that they had to make cutbacks in ALL the schools to compensate.
Class sizes will still be below the state maximum.
A man from Bassett was killed in a traffic accident in Patrick County last night.
State police say 45-year-old David Edward Dalton drove off the side of a road, hit an embankment and overturned.
Dalton was thrown from the car; he was not wearing a seat belt.
With the attention that racial profiling and police brutality are getting across the nation, tensions between officers and some members of the minority communities are increasing.
Minority leaders in Lynchburg say part of the problem is blacks don't know how to properly interact with police.
The two sides met last night to help address that.
Lynchburg Bureau Chief Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( Craig Morris's version of his arrest in March is one that many blacks nationwide say is all too typical.
((CRAIG MORRIS/CLAIMS POLICE BEAT HIM: NEXT THING I KNOW, THEY'RE BEATING ME. BEAT ME FOR ABOUT 35 MINUTES, FOR NO REASON AT ALL.))
[OUT Q=no reason at all.]
Morris' complaint of police brutality is still being investigated, but his situation is one black leaders would like to prevent from happening again.
So the local N-double-A-C-P sat down with Lynchburg police to discuss how minorities should act when police stop them on the street, pull over their car or knock on their door.
((Those tips.. like remaining calm, answering all the officer's questions and avoiding a confrontation.. will be printed up in a pamphlet the local N-double-A-C-P will start distributing in the next couple of months. Five thousand of them will be handed out to black residents everywhere from area churches to the street corners.))
[OUT Q=street corners.]
((CHARLES MANGUM/LYNCHBURG NAACP PRESIDENT: THEY DEFINITELY NEED TO KNOW IT. AND WE'RE HAVING SOME PROBLEM WITH WHETHER THE YOUNG PEOPLE ON THE STREET WILL BALL THIS PAMPHLET UP AND THROW IT AT US. BUT IT'S OUR DUTY TO TRY.))
[OUT Q=duty to try.]
Police say they support the pamphlet idea and hope it will break down some of the stereotypes minorities might have about police officers.
((CAPT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPT.: POLICE OFFICERS SOMEWHERE IN THIS COUNTRY ARE GOING TO DO SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO HAVE A NEGATIVE REFLECTION AND UNFORTUNATELY MOST POLICE OFFICERS ARE PAINTED WITH THAT SAME PAINTBRUSH.))
[OUT Q=same paintbrush.]
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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An international incident is brewing in Japan as American servicemen are accused of committing rape in Okinawa. We'll have the details next,
Also the arrest of an accused war criminal is creating chaos for the Yugoslavian government.
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Skies are sunny and temperaures are on the rise. The intense sun & lack of heavy clouds should help those temperatures jump all the way into the nineties this afternoon. Southside is heating up to a high 88 right now. Roanoke and Lynchburg sit in the mid-eighties. Further North Hot Springs is at 75, Staunton 88 and Charleston 81. The West Virginia mountains hang tight in the low seventies. As our Friday wears on, we've got a chance for some showers forming in the mountains by mid-afternoon. If showers do pop up on the radar, they will be the hit or miss type, leaving some of our viewing areas a little wet while others regions wil remain bone dry. Until then humidity will be our main feature f
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International donors have approved an aid package totaling nearly one-point-three- billion dollars for Yugoslavia.
That comes as former leader Slobodan Milosevic is told he'll have his day in court on Tuesday.
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Milosevic will be arraigned at an international war crimes court in the Netherlands.
He's in prison now after Serb officials in Belgrade turned him over to the war crimes tribunal yesterday.
Milosevic was indicted in 19-99 for the mass killings and expulsions of ethnic Albanians in Kosovo.
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((COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE: I'M PLEASED THAT HE HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO JUSTICE TO FACE THE THE
INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL AND PLEASED THAT AMERICAN PRESSURE
PLAYED A CONSIDERABLE ROLE IN THAT.
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[OUT Q=role in that.]
But Milosevic's arrest puts Yugoslavia on the brink of another political crisis.
The prime minister and other Milosevic allies have resigned in protest, and that could lead to early federal elections.
A young Japanese woman says she was raped today in Okinawa--
A witness is pointing the blame at American servicemen.
The U-S Embassy in Japan says American authorities are cooperating with police.
The Embassy says the attack might have involved a member of the U-S Air Force, which has a big base on the island.
An unidentified witness told investigators that several men, who appeared to be Americans, sexually attacked the woman in a parking lot before fleeing in a vehicle.
Authorities are now questioning the victim.
An exhibit dedicated to the memory of the Late Princess Diana re- opens to the public on Sunday, which WOULD have been her 40th birthday.
Tom Fenton reports.
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LOCATOR - London, England
(FILE of Diana smiling and greeting people - BBC)
It has been four years since Diana, Princess of Wales, died so
tragically. And life has moved on..
(William playing football, William in Chile - UK Pool Material/Harry
walking with family - SKY)
Her children have been largely shielded from intrusive publicity. Prince
William has returned from a community service adventure in South America
prior to entering university. Prince Harry, on the right, is sixteen and
beginning to play his role as a junior member of the royal family.
(Charles and Camillan walking to car, Charles and Camilla kiss - SKY)
Diana's former husband, Prince Charles, has gone back to his longtime
mistress, Camilla Parker-Bowles. He publicly acknowledged the arrangment
this week with a kiss.
LOCATOR - Althorp, England
(exterior of Althorp estate, Diana memorial grave, Charles Spencer
walking thru estate, Diana memorial lake - CBS)
Visitors looking for Diana are likely to come here to Althorpe, north of
London, where she grew up with her younger brother Charles, now the Earl
Spencer. She lies buried here on an island in the middle of a lake.
OC EVERY SUMMER, EARL SPENCER OPENS HIS ANCESTRAL ESTATE TO VISITORS.
THIS YEAR IT HAS A SPECIAL POIGNANCY. IT OPENS THIS SUNDAY, ON THE VERY
DAY WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN DIANA'S FORTIETH BIRTHDAY.
(interiors of Althorp - CBS, dissolve to Spencer family film of
Charles and Di playing as children PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT TO BE
SYNDICATED OR USED IN ANY OTHER CBS/NEWSPATH PIECE)
Visitors will wander through the halls and rooms of the great house
where a brother and sister once played.
And in the stable block, Spencer has created a museum that records a
life which became a blaze of publicity before it was extinguished.
(special Diana Althorp museum, film of Diana - CBS/ FILE of Diana
w/landmine workers - BBC)
And this year, there's a spcial reminder of her role as a global
humanitarian. The memorial fund established in her name has given sixty
million dollars to the unfashionable causes she once championed,
especially the campaign to ban land mines.
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THERE IS A LIVING MEMORIAL TO DIANA IN THAT THE WORK THAT SHE SUPPORTED
IS STILL BEING DONE BY THE CHARITIES THAT SHE WAS INVOLVED IN.
(FILE Diana with elderly and CU of her looking concerned - BBC)
Princess Diana is only a memory now. But her work, they say, goes on....
Tom Fenton, CBS News, Althorp, England
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Still to come on the newscast, we'll talk roses in this week's Growing It,
and we'll show you something designed for those people who have a hard time holding onto their money.
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A North Dakota man has found a new use for duct tape--
And you can really get your MONEY'S worth--
Dusty Larue Diehl makes WALLETS out of the multi-purpose tape.
The designer says his creations are durable, and provide adequate space for credit cards, pictures, and cash.
He says the wallets come in all sizes and colors-- and if necessary, EASY to repair.
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((REPORTER: HOW LONG DOES A DUCT TAPE WALLET LAST? DUSTY LARUE DIEHL/WALLET DESIGNER:WELL THEY GO ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM, AFTER THAT THEY'LL NEED SOME REPAIR BUT THEN YOU CAN JUST PUT DUCT TAPE ON THEM; IT'S VIRTUALLY IMMORTAL"
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[OUT Q=it's virtually immortal.]
Diel says he came up with the idea because he was bored and needed something to do.
He started selling his unique wallets to his friends, and others came intersested in them.
Jacey will be right back with this week's edition of Growing It.
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If no one ever promised you a rose garden, then you'll just have to plant one yourself.
In this week's Growin' It... Leo Hirsbrunner tells us it may not be as easy as you think, but the rewards are worth it..
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[WXPRO/FULL] ROANOKE STATS
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Down was down two points.
Nasdaq has gained 25 points.
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Still to come - Tiki and Ronde have been sweating it out on the field this week teaching kids the ins and outs of football..
but they're also pushing the p's and q's...
We'll have details after the break.
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The Salem Avalanche and the Hillcats kicked off a three game series last night in the Hill City.
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We pick it up in the bottom of the sixth for a big Cats inning.
Ryan Price throws a wild pitch, and that allows Jeremy Harts to scoot on home from third.
Then, B.J. Barnes connects on the basehit to left field, and that is gonna get Derrick Mann
[SUPER=37-Lynchburg/12/Salem/4;]home from third.
The Cats were rolling.
Still in the sixth, bases loaded, James Langston cracks a shot to center.
Three runners come on down, and Lynchburg hammers Salem 12-4.
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Martinsville Speedway already helps the business community in Henry County.
Yesterday track president Clay Campbell made sure that the track also does it's part for young people in the area.
Campbell announced that the track has formed a non profit children's foundation to help kids in need.
With the help of a race week golf tournament that will feature a number of Winston Cup drivers, the foundation hopes to raise 50 thousand dollars this first year.
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In other news, when race fans return to the track in October, the speedway's landmark lake will be gone, filled in the name of parking.
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The Ronde and Tiki Barber NFL Twins camp has been moving along all week.
But yesterday -- the twins took some time to hit the books.
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After a hard day of coaching, Ronde and Tiki donated some time to help kids read.
The wonder twins read to youngsters at Barnes and Noble near Tanglewood Mall last night from seven to nine.
There was a lot of humor involved, especially when Ronde was getting ready to read, and his new wife Claudia called him on the cell phone.
Ronde didn't answer it, so he could continue reading.
Part of the proceeds the Barbers generated will go to the American Cancer Society.
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