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A trip turns violent for a couple traveling along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
More trouble for the family of Gary Condit as the Congressman's brother is arrested.
A group of flight nurses reunite in Bedford.
And, a fraternity at O-D-U is sued by the parents of a former student.
News 7 is next.
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Good evening. I'm Teresa Hamilton.
Roanoke County police say they DO have some leads in the search for a suspect whose actions sent one man to the hospital tonight.
Police say the man was driving Southbound on the Blue Ridge Parkway, nearing the Roanoke Mountain Overlook Exit, when he and his wife heard a shot from a high-powered pellet gun.
Then the man was struck in the head by a B-B that police believe was NOT fired from a standard B-B gun - but was instead fired with a high-powered device.
The B-B - which flew in threw the passenger's open window - struck the driver in the head - where it was embedded when police arrived.
Police say the B-B did NOT penetrate the man's skull and his injuries do not appear life-threatening.
He was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Roanoke County Police say they DO have an idea of where the B-B was fired from - and they WILL continue investigating.
Allies at the G-Eight summit in Italy are telling President Bush they intend to ratify a global warming treaty, even without U-S support.
Meanwhile-- it's been another day of violent clashes there with at least 228 people hurt, including 73 police.
Gretchen Carlson reports.
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A parade of peaceful protesters took to the streets on the second day of
the G-8 summit in Genoa.
(NAT - anarchist protesters)
But within just a few hours dozens of anarchist demonstrators were once
again waging war with police.
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Police responded with tear gas to push the protesters back. From high
above the city smoke filled the sky as residents watched the chaos
unfold at ground zero below.
Fresh on the minds of some protesters the death of a 23-year-old Italian
man shot by police during Friday s clashes.
(STAND-UP) Gretchen Carlson Reporting - Genoa, Italy
This is the place where the young protester was killed and as you can
see other demonstrators have put together a make shift shrine to honor
his memory and behind me here you can see the official name of the
square has been crossed out, the name of the protester killed has been
put in its place.
Some see the dead man as a martyr.
(SOT) 1:08:05 Protester
They shot him, they shot him dead, they murdered him ok? Point blank,
cold blood they shot him!
But even though Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into
the death (NAT of Italian police officer) police officers say they have
to defend themselves to ensure the summit can take place.
President Bush also denounced the violence.
(SOT) President Bush
Those protesters who try to shut down our talks on trade and aid don t
represent the poor as far as I m concerned.
But strong differences of opinion aren't limited to what s happening in
the streets of Genoa. There s a conflict between President Bush and
European leaders on the issue of global warming. Discussions will
continue inside of the summit site. What happens on the outside remains
to be seen. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, Genoa, Italy.))
A car accident in Bedford County claims the life of a Thaxton man.
State Police report that 34-year-old Edward Andrew Mann was a passenger in a Pontiac Trans Am that overturned last night... after running off of Route 619 in Goodview.
Mann was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before midnight.
World War two veterans are a common site at the D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
But today a group of flight nurses came to walk under the Overlord Arch and tell THEIR stories.
Kate Weidaw explains how war... and distance... NEVER tore this group apart.
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((They came from all parts of the country - but during World War Two these women found 25 sisters they never knew.
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The 8-18-th squadron of flight nurses met in Kentucky during training but were quickly taken to England when the war began.
((EVELYN KOWALCHUCK: IF IT WEREN'T FOR US, HONEY SOME OF THOSE BOYS WOULD NOT HAVE MADE IT.))
While Kowalchuck and the other nurses spent their days flying to France, Belgium, and Holland to take care of the wounded soldiers, a bond was forming among the group.
((CATHERINE BAUCKE: WE JUST DID THE SAME THING ALL THE TIME AND HAD A GREAT TIME, I MET MY HUSBAND OVER THERE, THAT WAS GOOD.))
Ten others out of the group found their mate and walked down the aisle over seas. Baucke says finding a good man wasn't difficult in war-time Europe.
((CATHERINE BAUCKE: WITH ALL THESE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF MEN IT WAS GREAT!))
57 years later the group has gone from 25 to 11 - but they still make a point to see each other every other year.
((EVELYN KOWALCHUCK: WE DON'T LOOK AT THE WRINKLES OR ANYTHING WE JUST TALK, WE JUST TELL THE SAME FUNNY STORIES TIME AND TIME AGAIN.))
Kowalchuck was able to tell her stories to President Bush as she escorted him in for the D-Day Dedication in June.
((I TOLD THE PRESIDENT I DON'T SHAKE HANDS I HUG SO WE HUGGED.))
For many in the group it was their first time seeing the Bedford D-Day Memorial.
((INEZ GLASS: I KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE MEANINGFUL BUT NEVER DREAMED IT WOULD BE THIS MEANINGFUL IT IS JUST BEAUTIFUL.))
As time takes its toll, many women in the group say this could be the last time they meet face-to-face, here.
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((INEZ GLASS: WE'LL MEET AGAIN WE'LL MEET AGAIN IN HEAVEN IF WE CAN'T MEET ON THIS EARTH WE'LL MEET UP THERE.))
Kate Weidaw News7 Bedford.))
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Congressman Gary Condit's younger brother has been arrested in Florida on charges of probation violation.
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Darrell Wayne Condit was taken into custody this morning near Fort Lauderdale, in connection with a past case of driving under the influence.
He was arrested as he tried to check into a motel.
Condit's brother Gary, has been under the media spotlight since the disappearance of Washington intern, Chandra Levy.
The Florida Bar says Hugh Rodham did NOT violate ethics rules when he lobbied his brother-in-law, President Clinton, to pardon two of his clients.
The bar's grievance committee says it found insufficient evidence to file a complaint with the Florida Supreme Court.
The former president and first lady denied any knowledge of Rodham's financial dealings in the two cases.
Rodham's clients -- both convicted felons -- were eventually granted pardons.
The Superintendent of Roanoke City Schools says the system's hiring process works... despite recent
criticism that some employees have a criminal past.
Wayne Harris says he uses discretion in hiring if applicants have a criminal background.
This comes after an audit found at least 30 employees with a criminal history.
Harris says a portion of that number are NO longer employed with the school system while others still on the payroll were convicted of crimes that took place five to 20 years ago.
Whatever the case-- Harris says parents do not need to worry about their children's safety.
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((DR. WAYNE HARRIS: WE TAKE GREAT CARE IN WHO WE HIRE TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT WE ARE NEVER GOING TO PUT A CHILD OR AN EMPLOYEE IN HARMS WAY.))
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Harris says any employee who does not indicate to Human Resources that they have a criminal record will be fired if it is discovered in a background check.
He also says all applicants are required to submit to a background check... but many times it takes 4 to 6 months... which means the applicant is hired by the school system before the check is complete.
Tobacco growers are cutting out the middle man after this year's harvest... as more and more growers are opting to bypass the auction block.
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That's because many growers plan to sell their crop directly to cigarette companies and leaf merchants.
One year ago-- 17- auction houses operated during the selling season.
This year-- only nine will be in operation.
The flue-cured tobacco auction markets are scheduled to open Wednesday.
Republican candidate for Governor Mark Earley made a stop at a Pittsylvania County tobacco farm yesterday...
It was there that he announced he would create a new Cabinet position in Virginia government if he's elected.
Earley says he plans to create a State Agriculture Secretary position.
Meanwhile his Democratic opponent is promising to shoot down a possible anti-gun control measure if HE becomes Governor.
Mark Warner says he'll veto ANY bill that would repeal a law keeping Virginians from purchasing more than one handgun a month.
A woman says her toothpaste left her teeth scarred and misaligned...
Now she's suing.
The story ahead.
And... Europe's most active volcano is showing off again...
But the spectacular sight isn't thrilling residents of the village - now just a few miles from the lava.
The parents of a Virginia college student want a fraternity to pay for their son's death.
19-year-old Terry Stirling was an Old Dominion University student when he died in December.
Stirling's parents have now filed a lawsuit against Alpha Tau Omega... claiming fraternity members encouraged their son to drink - until he died.
Stirling's parent are asking for 5-point-3-and-a-half MILLION dollars.
M-T-V is taking an interest in a drug problem that has hit Southwest Virginia, especially hard.
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OxyContin has been linked to more than 120 deaths across the country.
More than three DOZEN overdose death in Southwest Virginia have been blamed on the powerful painkiller.
M-T-V producers showed up at a Drug Coalition meeting in Gilbert, West Virginia this week.
The cable music channel plans to air a special on OxyContin abuse in November.
H-B-O is also working on a documentary about the drug.
Could your toothpaste be removing more than tartar?
A Pennsylvania woman thinks so.
The 19- year old is suing the makers of Crest and a Wal-Mart store where she says she bought the toothpaste.
The woman says after brushing for two weeks with Crest Baking Soda and Peroxide Toothpaste, she suffered scarring and tooth misalignment.
There's been no comment from the store or the makers of Crest.
A celebration brought residents, police and firefighters together in Roanoke earlier today.
The city held its annual Citizen Appreciation Day earlier at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Residents and their children had an opportunity to talk with police and firefighters in a fun- filled environment.
Firefighters gave children a tour of their trucks... while police held canine demonstrations and offered child safety seat checks.
All in an effort to develop a positive rapport with the public.
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((CRIME IS NOT ONLY A POLICE MATTER IT'S A CITIZEN MATTER. THIS IS GIVING THEM AN OPPORTUNITY T O GET INFORMATION FROM RESIDENTS ON ISSUES IN THEIR COMMUNITY IT'S ALSO AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND COMMUNITY TO COME TOGETHER BECAUSE THERE NEEDS TO BE TRUST BETWEEN POLICE AND THE COMMUNITY TO RESOLVE ISSUES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.))
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Advance Auto also displayed its Eagle One Winston Cup racing car.
The annual event wrapped up this afternoon.
The sound of gospel music filled the air in Vinton-- and it was all free to the public.
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The concert was held at the Vinton Farmer's Market and was sponsored by the Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce.
Organizers say this is the fourth year for the event.. which drew folks from all over the area.
The event also included crafts and food.
All you needed to bring was a chair.
Some local folks are helping out their West Virginia neighbors... still climbing out of the flood aftermath.
And the sun's the only fuel these cars need to finish the world's longest race, featuring one Virginia performer.
The story, coming up.
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The rain water has receded in West Virginia... Now victims of the flood need help.
That's why some Roanoke County residents are helping out.
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Larry Smith of Copper Hill decided to use his trailer to gather food and supplies.
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Smith says he travels through West Virginia frequently and was devastated when he saw what happened.
So he thought he would help out.
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((LARRY SMITH:WE'RE NEEDING ESSENTIAL GOODS LIKE FOOD, CLOTHING, TOILETRY ITEMS, CLEANING SUPPLIES AND BOTTLED WATER JUST THE BASICS.))
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The Kroger on the corner of Colonial Avenue and Route 221 in Roanoke County is lending a few parking spaces for his cause.
If you have something you would like to donate, Smith will be back there next weekend from 10 until 5.
Thick rivers of lava crept down the sides of Mount Etna today as Europe's most active volcano spewed its contents for a third straight day.
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Five fissures have opened up in the mountain on the Mediterranean island of Sicily, which has intensified its activity in recent weeks.
Lava flows are now within three miles of the nearest village and are several hundred yards across in some places.
Etna began rumbling in mid June but has been billowing smoke and ash for over a week.
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The Salem Avalanche pulled out a 3 to 1 win over the Frederick Keys at Salem Stadium last night.
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Salem's Linda Severn, a kidney transplant recipient, threw out the first pitch in the game.
In the bottom of the sixth, Javier Colina hits one to centerfield scoring Tino Sanchez from third base and the Avalanche led the game 1 to nothing.,
Two batters later with the bases loaded Keys Pitcher Corey Morris walks Greg Catalanotte Colina scores to make it 2 to nothing and the Avalanche wins it 3 to 1.
Al Martin hit a 3 run homer to lead Seattle over Minnesota 6 to 3.
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Seattle jumped out to the early lead when John Olerud hits this single to centerfield scoring Mark Mclemore giving the Mariners a 1 to nothing lead.
Still in the first, Al Martin gets all of this pitch hitting a three run homer over the right field wall and the Mariners led 4 to nothing.
The Twins scored 2 in the bottom of the second Jacque Jones hits a double to left field scoring a run to make it 4 to 2 and Seattle goes on to win it 6 to 3.
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Gary Sheffield had a big day in Denver.
Sheffield hit two homers giving him number 300 and 301 in the Dodgers 22 to 7 win over Colorado.
The game was the Dodgers highest scoring contest in 58 years.
And here are tonight's numbers.
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The Michael Vick craze has caught fire in Atlanta and in other cities around the country.
Steve Mason has this report from the Falcon's training camp in Greenville, South Carolina.
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Day two of the Commonwealth Games as the sporting events continue throughout the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas.
Tennis is one of the more popular sporting events in the games. This year the numbers are down but tournament officials are able to hold more matches in deciding the gold medal winners.
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Players from all corners of the state compete in the tennis tournament. And as usual the competition is as strong as ever.
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Lance Armstrong has moved to the front at the Tour De France.
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The two time defending champ posted another impressive mountain-stage victory to take the lead.
Armstrong finished the difficult 120 mile stretch about one minute ahead of the field.
The victory moves Armstrong from third to first in the standings.
FOUR PLAYERS ARE TIED FOR THE LEAD AFTER THREE ROUNDS OF THE BRITISH OPEN.
MORE LATER ON NEWS 7 SUNDAY MORNING.
The Craftsman truck series made a stop in New Hampshire today for the running of the New England 200.
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Jack Sprague started on the pole and he would take the checkered flag winning his second truck race of the season.
Sprague, The two time champion, picks up his 21-st career win.
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Travis Kvapil was second followed by Dennis Setzer, Ricky Hendrick and Ted Musgrave. Stacy Compton was ninth.
THAT'S IT FOR SPORTS. HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYBODY.
Four players are tied for the lead after three rounds of the British open.
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Ian Woosnam, Bernhard Langer, Alex Cejka (CHAY'-kuh) and David Duval are tied at 6 under.
Duval had the best round of the day when he shot a 65. The pressure is on Duval because 9 other players are tied at 5 under par including first and second round leader Colin Montgomerie.
The longest car race in the world hits Route 66, and doesn't use a drop of gas to get there.
The American Solar Car Challenge features sun powered vehicles... one from the University of Virginia.
The cars run from Chicago to the final stop in Claremont, California, proving they can withstand triple digit temperatures.
Up to 60 vehicles are expected to reach the checkpoint stop at the University of New Mexico sometime this weekend.
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