Coming up on News 7-
Police find out whether human remains discovered in Washington D-C are tied to the Chandra Levy case.
Ohio authorities help Roanoke police as they try to solve a recent robbery and murder.
And, a former employee opens fire inside a Home Depot leaving three people dead.
News 7 is next.
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The major candidates for the Virginia governor's chair revisited some old issues today, and tackled a few new ones...
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.[Governor-Debate]
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Four summers later, Virginia Candidates are still fighting over the car tax.
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In their first debate for governor Mark Early and Mark Warner faced off in front of the Virginia Bar Association at the Greenbrier Resort. Will they work as Governor to finish phasing out the car tax next year - yes, or no?
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[IN Q=The answer is yes...]
[OUT Q=look at the numbers first.]
On this week's hot issue - a Norfolk institute creating human embryos for stem cell research: Mark Earley says creating human life for the purpose of destruction for research is "shocking and untenable".
Mark Warner says it's a troubling issue, he needs more time to study, because the opportunities and challenges are too great for anything less than "a measured response".
A vehicle linked to a local robbery and murder is found in Ohio.
22- year old Ryan Fisher was shot and killed as he ran away after being robbed Tuesday night.
His body was later discovered on Prillaman Avenue.
Fisher's friend, Ben Chast-ang, survived the robbery but had his 96 Impala Super Sport stolen.
The vehicle was discovered today by a wrecker driver in Akron, Ohio.
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Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Roanoke city police Crime Line at 344-8500 .
Roanoke Police found themselves in what they thought to be a standoff this morning.
But after a SWAT teamed entered the apartment, they found their suspect had slipped out the back door.
News 7's Jennifer Miele and photographer William Gum were there.
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[IN Q=A distraught woman]
[SUPER=01-Lieutenant Tim Jones/Roanoke City Police Department;:36]
[OUT Q=JM News 7, Roanoke.]
((A distraught woman was pulled to safety from her apartment building on the corner of Franklin Road and Elm Ave.
She called 9-1-1 around 7:30 to tell police she was being held at gunpoint by her boyfriend.
Minutes later she called again to report he had left.
Not knowing if the scene was secure, police quickly evacuated the building.
((NEIGHBOR: ALL I KNOW IS THAT THE POLICE KNOCKED ON THE DOOR AND THAT WAS IT. SHE WOULDN'T TELL ME WHAT IT WAS. ALL THEY SAID IS THAT THEY HAD A PROBLEM DOWNSTAIRS AND THAT WAS IT.))
When police knocked at the woman's door she would not answer, claiming she was afraid the police would harm her.
((AT THE BEGINNING SHE WAS NOT VERY COOPERATIVE WITH US. SHE WOULD NOT GIVE US ANY INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SUSPECT AS TO WHETHER HE WAS STILL IN THE BUILDING OR NOT.))
That's when police began to assemble a swat team.
Dozens of police cars surrounded the apartment building.
A K-9 team was sent in...
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What neighbors thought were shots fired turned out to be tear gas.
The swat team entered the building and found out that the man had already left.
((IT APPEARS FROM THE TIME SHE MADE THE SECOND CALL, EVEN WITH OUR QUICK RESPONSE, THE SUSPECT WAS ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE APARTMENT AND GO OUT A BACK DOOR.))
((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: POLICE SAY SINCE THEY NEVER SAW ANYONE ENDANGERING THE WOMAN, THEY ARE CURRENTLY NOT PURSUING A SUSPECT. BUT THE MAN WHO ALLEGEDLY HELD THE WOMAN AT GUNPOINT DOES HAVE A PREVIOUS ARREST RECORD, AND IS CURRENTLY WANTED FOR UNRELATED MISDEMEANOR CHARGES. JENNIFER MIELE, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.))
A man is in the hospital following an altercation with a Roanoke County officer.
State police say officer Riley Meador the second shot the man after the two got into a confrontation, just after midnight.
The incident happened on Route 460- on the Roanoke/ Montgomery County line.
Police say 40- year old Eric Lee Hall was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial where he's listed in stable condition.
State police are handling the investigation.
Teresa tosses to Jacey in Weather Center
[Toss back to anchor]
Temperatures are slowly falling tonight... right now Roanoke is measuring in the sixties. So it looks like our really cool temperatures will probably hit in the early morning hours. Tonight... just like last we have the potential to break record lows. Th current record is an overnight low of 68 set back in 1969. Our satellite shows that there are thin lingering clouds in the area. Most of those should clear out in the next few hours. Calm winds will help to coo
l us down fairly well. As for tomorrow...[Missing-Intern]
Police in Washington D-C expanded their search today for missing intern, Chandra Levy.
And, although Congressman Gary Condit has taken a lie detector test police are dismissing its results.
Jennifer Miller has the latest.
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IN WASHINGTON, DC POLICE - LOOKING FOR CHANDRA -- CONTINUE TO CREEP
THROUGH ABANDONED BUILDINGS.
IT S DAY THREE OF SEARCHES LIKE THIS ONE AND MORE THAN CHANDRA S PARENTS
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TO SEE THE SEARCHING, THE EMPTY BUILDINGS AND PLACES TO SEE THE TRASH
AND ALL THAT OUT THERE. IT JUST IS UPSETTING ME.
SO THEY LEAVE THEIR CALIFORNIA HOME FOR THE WEEKEND.
IN WASHINGTON, POLICE ARE DISMISSING THE RESULTS OF THE PRIVATE
POLIGRAPH TEST CONDIT S LAWYER SAYS HIS CLIENT PASSED.
THEY ARGUE THE TEST IS SELF-SERVING.
BUT POLYGRAPH EXPERTS SAY CONDIT S ATTORNEY MUST PROTECT HIM.
3:49 KATHERINE ARTHER/SCIENTIFIC LIE DETECTION INC.
YOU DON T PUT YOUR CLIENT ON THE WITNESS STAND IF HE S GOING TO LIE, YOU
DON T WANT TO PUT YOUR CLIENT IN TO TAKE A LAW ENFORCEMENT POLYGRAPH IF
HE S NOT GOING TO DO WELL.
POLICE HAVE ALREADY OBTAINED CONDIT S D-N-A SAMPLE AND INTERVIEWED
SEVERAL PEOPLE NOW THEY JUST NEED TO FIND CHANDRA.
EARLIER IN THE DAY POLICE HAD FOUND A BODY IN A RAVINE OUTSIDE
TURNS OUT IT BELONGS TO A MAN, BUT FINDS SUCH AS THIS ONE WILL CONTINUE
TO DRAW EXTRA ATTENTION UNTIL CHANDRA RETURNS.
JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.
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One of two men accused of shooting and wounding a Roanoke taxi cab driver pleads guilty.
29- year old Shawn Vaughn plead guilty to robbery and aggravated malicious wounding during a court hearing yesterday.
Vaughn faces up to two life sentences when he is sentenced later.
Another man is accused of pulling the trigger that left taxi cab driver, John Powers' paralyzed from the waist down.
Still to come on News 7 at 11, Roanoke City got a little help from the county today in keeping its streets clean...
and a chemical plant explosion in Michigan claims the lives of three people. We'll have details coming up in just a minute.
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Teams of trash collectors were out in full force today, trying to clean up any leftover garbage in Roanoke City.
These two aren't your average city collectors... the man on the left is an employee of Roanoke city, but the man on the right an employee of Roanoke COUNTY.
The county is pitching in until the city can get the kinks worked out of its new trash collection system.
County collectors were sent out by themselves this morning, but were later paired up with city collectors.
They say working together has made collection much easier.
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[IN Q=Few people are confused]
((LEWIS ANDREWS: FEW PEOPLE ARE CONFUSED ON WHETHER TO PUT THEIR TRASH ON THE STREET OR IN THE ALLEY, THEY ARE CONFUSED. HOPEFULLY IN ANOTHER COUPLE OF WEEKS WE'LL HAVE EVERYTHING STRAIGHTENED OUT, ON SCHEDULE SO WE CAN DO IT ON OUR OWN.))
((PHILIP LUCKADO: YOU LEARNING A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE CITY TODAY? YES LEARNING A LITTLE BIT, IT'S DIFFERENT, JUST TRYING TO GET IT DONE THAT'S ALL. DON'T MIND THE OVERTIME? DON'T MIND A BIT.))
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[OUT Q=mind a bit.]
Roanoke officials say this final "clean sweep" will ensure the city's readiness to begin the new schedule next week.
Lynchburg Police are investigating two separate traffic accidents that left two people dead.
One wreck happened last night on Route 501, where Donald James Shreffler the Third of Amelia was killed when his car struck a tree.
In a separate accident last night, 22 year old Jansen Stanley of Lynchburg was killed after being thrown from his vehicle.
Police say the wreck happened after Stanley sped away from a police cruiser. [Home-Depot]
Three people are dead following a shooting at a Home Depot in suburban Atlanta.
Authorities say a former employee of the store shot two people to death and then killed himself after police arrived.
Police believe one of the dead women is the shooter's girlfriend, also a former Home Depot employee, whom he had chased to the store.
Police say all three victims were shot inside the store just as
it was opening for the day.
An explosion and fire at a suburban Detroit chemical plant has claimed the lives of at least three people.
The Riverview, Michigan, fire chief calls the blast ''a major catastrophic incident.''
It happened when a rail car containing 25- thousand gallons of a flammable substance used in pharmaceutical and agricultural products exploded and caught fire.
Searchers found the body of a worker who earlier had been reported missing.
At least nine people are said to be injured.
Still to come on News 7, Roy Stanley will bring us up to date on tonight's race at the New River Valley Speedway...
and a Lynchburg museum is hoping to exercise your kids imaginations this summer. We'll have details coming up in just a minute.
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An effort to improve a local park may leave some kids without a place to skate.
Josh Walker and his friends say Roanoke Valley Skate Park at Wasena Park was where they would spend the better part of their summer days.
But officials announced yesterday the Skate Park will close for several months until renovations are complete.
A new "Skate Lite Pro" ramp surface material is going to be installed.
But Josh says he doesn't see any need for a facelift -- especially in the middle of summer.
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((JOSH WALKER: I DON'T REALLY SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH IT EXCEPT FOR A FEW HOLES, AND LIKE THAT HALF PIPE AND STUFF. BUT THEY ARE CLOSING IT DOWN.))
[OUT Q=closing it down.]
A fence has been installed around the park to keep people out while the city renovates.
Gates were added yesterday and will be locked nightly.
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A training session designed to combat the shortage of teachers is now in full swing.
A new program called "Career Switcher" has been developed to attract people with different employment experience into teaching.
This summer 24-people took part in an intense 4-week training session that included lesson planning and strategies to motivate learning.
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((CLIFF BLUMENTHAL/PARTICIPANT; WE'VE GOT FOLKS FROM MANAGEMENT FROM SALES FROM THE RETAIL, THEIR GOING TO BRING ALL THAT EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE INTO THE TEACHING FORCE.))
[OUT Q=TEACHING FORCE.]
The next step for program participants is to train in actual classrooms and attend seminars.
And, officials say the initial "Career Switchers" program was so successful it is likely to continue.
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Do you want something educational for your children to do this summer?
How about a place that lets them explore their talents and their dreams...
Lynchburg may have the answer, in this week's Time Off, Shannon Young takes us to Amazement Square, an interactive childrens' museum with a twist or two.
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[IN Q=Visitors at]
[SUPER=01-Mort Sajadian, Ph.D./Executive Director; :16]
(( Visitors to Amazement Square will be greeted by four stories of innovation, education and recreation.
Exhibits run the gammut from science to health, culture to architecture, physics to physical activity and self expression.
[IN Q=See the tree...]
((See the tree... you get in with various puppets and parents can sit on the other side and then you can do your puppet show.))
[OUT Q=can do your puppet show.]
The museum opened in March after almost a decade of planning, brain storming and running ideas past kids.
Officials wanted to build a place where kids could participate in the learning process.
[IN Q=Hopefully, you can do anything you want...]
((Hopefully you can do anything you want. Basically, that's designed to allow you to explore your talents and desires and wishes through the various interactive programs we have.))
[OUT Q=through the various interactive programs we have.]
Feedback from youngsters helped create exhibits like those in the Kaleidoscope Gallery where a sound booth beckons would-be musicians to jump in and jam.
[IN Q=These are proffessional instruments...]
((These are professional instruments. Just play 'em.))
[OUT Q=Just play 'em.]
Or take a trip down the James on a bateau, complete with scenery and period costumes.
[IN Q=There you are.]
((There you are. I am the bateau man.))
[OUT Q= I am the bateau man.]
Find out what goes into building a house with Little Habitat for Humainty.
Or crawl up and around the tallest interactive tower in the US.
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[IN Q=Out of the ordinary experiences...]
((Out of the ordinary experiences, like painting on the walls in the Paint Box, let kids stretch their minds while, ideally, having a whole lot of fun.))
[OUT Q=having a whole lot of fun.]
Fun and a sense of adventure Sajadian hopes kids take with them into the outside world.
[IN Q=Hopefully when you go away from...]
((Hopefully, when you go away from Amazement Square you are inspired to try different things and feel like you can explore different things.))
[OUT Q=you can explore different things.]
Shannon Young, News 7, Lynchburg.))
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Your Hometown Station went racing last night as W-D-B-J gave viewers a flag to flag coverage of the Farm Bureau Kroger Pepsi 200.
Mike Stevens and Ronnie Thomas were in the booth and Steve Mason was in the pits and has the call.
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A gamble on tires during his final pit stop would lead Jiimmie Johnson to Victory Lane in the Hill Brothers 300 at the Chicagoland Speedway.
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The caution flag was flying for most of the race.
But on Johnson's final pit stop he took on 2 tires instead of four and he would take the checkered flag winning the Hill Brothers 300.
It's Johnson's first win in 58 races.
Mike Skinner was second and Jeff Burton third.
That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.[S-Steam]
The Roanoke Steam played its final home game at the Roanoke Civic Center last night.
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Photographer Dennis Browns son James was celebrating his birthday at the game.
In the second quarter, Roanoke's Al Clark puts it in the air hitting Lindsay Fleshman on the touchdown pass play and the Steam took the 21 to 10 lead.
The Lighting comes right back on kickoff Damien Benning hauls it in and races up field for the score to make it 21 to 17 Roanoke Steam.
Roanoke would score again with less than 30 seconds left in the second Clark runs it in for the score its 28 to 17 but Lincoln wins it 45 to 41.
The Salem Avalanche was looking to make it 2 in a row over Kinston at Salem Stadium last night.
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The crowd getting into the game.
Kinston's Henry Pichardo hits a line drive in between second and third that scores Tyler Mingus to make it 1 to nothing in the second.
Then Kinston's Geroge Moreno hits a shot past third scoring Troy Cameron and Victory Martinez and the Indians took the 4 to nothing lead in the fourth.
Salem's Garrett Atkins hits a bullet to the shortstop who makes the play at second but Jeff Powers and Choo Freeman cross the plate but the Avalanche comes up short 11 to 8.
Chuck Knoblauch's pinch hit single scored the winning run in the 10-th today as the Yankees beat Florida 5 to 4.
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Roger Clemens was on the hill for the Yankees.
New York led 4 to 3 in the seventh then Florida's Mike Lowel hits the fielders choice to third and Cliff Floyd beats the throw home for the score and the game was tied at 4 to 4 in the 8-th.
Then in the top of the 10-th Knoblauch hits a line drive up the middle to centerfield Clay Bellinger beats the throw home and the Yankees win it 5 to 4 in 10.
Glendon Rusch pitched a one hitter over 8 innings as the New York Mets beat Boston 2 to nothing.
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Mark Johnson provided the Met offense.
In the bottom of the second he smokes this pitch for a solo homer over the right field wall and the Mets took the 1 to nothing lead.
Then in the bottom of the seventh Johnson hits the grounder to second for the fielders choice scoring Desi Relaford and the Mets hold on to win 2 to nothing.
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In St. Louis, Mark McGwire hit his 564-th home run today in his first at bat against the visiting Tigers.
The homer moves him past Reggie Jackson for sole possession os sixth place on the career list.
And here are tonight's scores.
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Getting young people back on track is the goal of the second annual Western Virginia Education Classic.
Organizers gathered yesterday to purchase the first tickets for the college gridiron classic between Virginia Union
and Elizabeth City.
The proceeds from the event help support Total Action Against Poverty's Project Recovery.
The turn out for last year surprised organizers and allowed Project Recovery to help 128 kids go back to school.
Several Roanoke City School graduates who are competiting at the college level came out to support the program.
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[SUPER=01-Sherman Lee, Jr./UVa At Wise Football Player; :14]
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The game is is September first at four o'clock.
Steve Mason has a report on the race at New River last night. More later on Sunday Morning.
The Little Mermaid meets the King at the annual Underwater Music Festival.
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During six hours, over 500 divers and snorkelers gathered to listen to a concert held underwater.
String and brass instruments, combined with vocals, performed ocean and water themed songs.
All in an effort to help preserve the coral reef.
A local radio station broadcast the event for those who didn't have front row seats on the reef.
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