Up next on News-7...
U-S investigators look into the weekend plane crash that killed singer and actress Aaliyah and eight others.
And a new report says minorities' mental health care needs are woefully neglected.
We'll have a live interview with the Surgeon General.
A hazy warm afternoon will trigger some scattered showers and thunderstorms later today...I'll have your hometown forecast...
News 7 at noon is next.
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President Bush says it won't be long before an economic rebound, now that the tax rebate checks are in the mail.
But Democrats aren't convinced.
They say the tax cut is taking away money that's supposed to go to government programs.
Diana Olick reports on the budget debate heating up in Washington.
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((WASHINGTON MAY STILL BE ENJOYING THE LAST LAZY DAYS OF SUMMER, BUT
INSIDE THE CAPITOL, THINGS ARE JUST HEATING UP FOR A BATTLE ROYALE OVER
�MCAULIFFE3/4 The Bush white house has had to admit that they've blown
the surplus, that they've raided Medicare, Social Security.
�VO3/4 DEMOCRATS CLAIM THAT IN A MERE EIGHT MONTHS, PRESIDENT BUSH,
THROUGH TAX REDUCTIONS AND REFUNDS, HAS SHRUNK THE SURPLUS FROM
TRILLIONS TO BILLIONS, PUTTING SOCIAL SECURITY IN LINE TO BE TAPPED.
�GILMORE3/4 No benefits are being reduced, and those balances have not
been reduced in the Social Security trust fund one dollar. So this is
false and misleading.
�VO3/4 BUT THE ECONOMY IS STILL FALLING, NO MATTER WHO TAKES THE FALL FOR
IT. DESPITE DUELLING TV ADS FROM DEMOCRATS...
�AD3/4 call the white house and tell george bush, stop raiding our social
security and medicare 05
�VO3/4...AND A NEW REPUBLICAN AD OUT TODAY..
�AD3/4 President bush is sending money back to taxpayers ... to get our
economy growing again...
�VO3/4... CONGRESS BEGINS DIVVYING UP THE BUDGET MONEY JUST AFTER LABOR
�MCAULIFFE3/4 Talk about spending! George Bush says we need more money
for education and military! That's great, where's the money gonna come
�GILMORE3/4 They want to go ahead and increase the death tax again, they
want to increase the marriage tax again, if they want to repeal the tax
cut, they oughta just say so and be honest about it, instead of all this
critique and criticism.
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THERE WILL, UNDOUBTEDLY, BE PLENTY OF CRITICISM TO GO AROUND THIS WEEK,
WHEN THE NON-PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE RELEASES ITS LATEST
FIGURES. THEY'RE EXPECTED TO SHOW THAT A GOVERNMENT ONCE ROLLING IN
DOUGH, MAY NEED TO DIP INTO SOCIAL SECURITY JUST TO STAY AFLOAT.))
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Today, U-S investigators join the probe into the weekend plane crash that killed singer and actress Aaliyah and eight others.
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So far, the only thing investigators are saying is that one of the Cessna's two engines "apparently failed."
The 22-year-old star was in the Bahamas to shoot a music video.
Authorities say that Aaliyah had planned to take a later flight, but changed her plans at the last minute.
Her plane crashed 200 feet from the runway.
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Aaliyah had two Grammy nominations and a platinum album.
She was a budding actress, who appeared in the movie "Romeo Must Die."
She's survived by her parents and brother.
Roanoke police are investigating a shooting in the 500 block of Elm Avenue this morning.
Police say Earl Bentley heard some noise outside his home just after midnight and went outside to take a look.
When he asked the people to leave, someone threw a bottle at him.
Police say Bentley then took out two guns and opened fire.
21-year-old Chad Simmons of Moneta was hit in the stomach and taken to the hospital.
Another man injured his ankle; and a third man had a puncture wound in his leg.
Bentley has been charged with malicious wounding.
An Allegheny County agency is having some money trouble...
The Allegheny Highlands Economic Development Authority filed for Chapter nine bankruptcy Friday.
The filing is similar to Chapter eleven, where a municipality tries to reorganize and work out a payment plan for creditors.
A-H-E-D-A debt began to accumulate
after the county broke ground on a shell building in 1999, hoping a company called L-K-M would move in.
Things fell through when L-K-M went under, and left the development authority with the bill --
two hundred thousand plus for building upgrades and one hundred thousand dollars for a bond issue.
Saturday's multi-state Powerball drawing made multi-millionaires out of four lucky people.
In Kentucky, 46-year-old David Edwards, a divorced father of one who was recently laid-off, turned in one of the winning tickets.
Edwards says he usually picks birthdays and anniversaries as numbers, but his winning ticket was a random draw.
He says he already an idea of how he'll spend his winnings.
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Edwards and the other three winners will split the 295-million-dollar jackpot.
News 7 has just learned that a new medical school will soon be coming to Blacksburg.
Dr. Nathaniel Christian, a member of the Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association in Lynchburg says an Osteopathic Medical School will be built in Virginia Tech's Corporate Research Center.
Osteopaths can prescribe medications just like a medical doctor, but also perform spinal manipulations.
He says a private donor has decided to fully fund the school.
It will not be directly affiliated with Virginia Tech.
The program IS designed to train doctors for under-served rural areas.
Classes will begin in 2003.
A new report released by the United States Surgeon General shows that when it comes to mental healthcare, minorities are woefully underserved.
That's part of the findings in the report "Mental Health: Culture, Race and Ethnicity," which comes out of the office of Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher.
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Dr. Stacher and Doctor Bernard S. Arons of the Center for Mental Health are joining us live from San Francisco this afternoon to discuss it.
Obviously, some very disturbing findings: Tell us some of the highlights of your report.
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What, do you feel, is the reason that minorities are less likely to receive quality care?
How do you hope to address these problems?
What's the effect on society of having all these undertreated minorities?
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Doctor Satcher and Dr. Arons, thanks for joining us this morning.
You can find the report on the surgeon general's website at www.surgeongeneral.gov.
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Still to come on the newscast, residents of a local neighborhood are fighting to keep alcohol and drugs off of their children's playground.
Also a Japanese fisherman is happy to be back on solid ground after he spent more than a month lost at sea.
But first, let's check in on the weather with Leo.
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Residents of one Pittsylvania County neighborhood say they want to reclaim their community for their kids.
As News 7's Justin McLeod tells us, they plan to start by running people with drugs and alcohol off their children's playground.
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This is the Clement Street playground in Chatham.
Its a place to enjoy a game of hoops or play on the swings.
This is also an area thats been plagued by problems.
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((JEROME WHITE/AREA RESIDENT: PEOPLE WERE JUST UP IN THE PARKING LOT DRINKING AND STUFF LIKE THAT, IT WOULDN'T BE SAFE FOR A LITTLE KID OUT HERE LIKE THAT.))
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The problems heated up this summer.
Visitors arrived to find people gambling and using drugs.
That forced area residents out of the park and into their homes.
Town officials considered closing the park.
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((ELTON PRUITT/CHATHAM'S MAYOR: I THINK THAT THE PEOPLE REALIZED THAT WE WERE SERIOUS ABOUT, WE WERE NOT GOING TO HAVE THIS.))
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So the community went to work.
Concerned residents and town leaders met and discussed ways to save the park.
The consensus? The area needed better supervision.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: SINCE THAT MEETING, THE TOWN AND COMMUNITY HAVE COME TOGETHER TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM. THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT HAS BEEFED UP PATROLS, THE TOWN IMPLEMENTED A CURFEW, AND THEY ALSO REMOVED SOME OF THE PICNIC TABLES TO DISCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM CONGREGATING.))
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The park is now bouncing back.
There's a zero tolerance policy for drugs and alcohol.
The town also put up new signs, fixed the equipment, and painted the basketball hoops.
Residents say their efforts are working.
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((CHARLES HODNETT/USES PARK: SINCE OUR FIRST MEETING WE'VE HAD A LOT OF SUPERVISION FROM THE TOWN POLICE, SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT. THEY'RE RIDING AND OBSERVING THE AREA, ITS CLEANED OUT THINGS TREMENDOUSLY.))
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Saving it has been no walk in the park but area residents say the fight is worth it as long as everyone comes out a winner. (SHOT OF BASKETBALL GOING INTO HOOP).
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A powerful explosion caused heavy damage but no injuries at Madrid, Spain's international airport.
A phone call on behalf of the Basque separatist group E-T-A alerted police before the blast.
Black smoke poured for hours from the enclosed parking lot following this morning's explosion.
The bomb damaged some 100 vehicles parked in the seven-story garage outside the airport terminal.
Officials say the blast -- and others in recent weeks -- appears to be part of E-T-A's threatened campaign against Spain's tourism industry.
A Japanese fisherman missing at sea for more than a month was rescued Sunday.
50-year-old Mitsushige Takechi was spotted by another vessel and airlifted out by a Navy plane.
He's reported to be in good condition, considering his ordeal.
He disappeared July 24th, after making a distress call reporting engine trouble.
Takechi said he survived for 33 days on fish he caught and the small amount of water he had on the boat.
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Coming up next on our newscast,
a discovery by archaeologists could yield some new information about the nation's fourth president.
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Students at Averett will have to deal with more than just learning new faces and course schedules this year.
They'll also have to remember a new name.
This is the first year Averett is officially a university.
Today, returning students began moving back into the dorms in preparation for the start of classes on Wednesday.
Many students believe becoming an university is a step in the right direction.
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((DARREN HODNETT/STUDENT: I SEE WE ARE GETTING A FEW MORE CLASSES AND A WHOLE NEW VARIETY OF STUDENTS. THERE'S A LOT MORE DIFFERENT OPPORUNITIES HERE NOW.))
((CRYSTAL STOKES/STUDENT: I THINK THE CLASSES ARE STILL GOING TO BE SMALL SO I, IT WILL BE THE SAME AS FAR AS THE CLASSES BUT AS FAR AS THE ACTIVITIES, EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ARE GOING TO BE BETTER.))
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Another big change is coming NEXT year.
Frank Campbell plans to retire as Averett's president at the end of the spring semester.
Archaeologists believe they've found what remains of the boyhood home of James Madison.
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The remains were found less than a half mile from Montpelier--which is the peach-colored mansion that visitors see today in Orange County.
Madison's boyhood home was known as Mount Pleasant-- and burned when Madison was about 19- years old.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 15 points.
Nasdaq has lost eight points
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Still to Come .. Atlanta defeats Los Angeles .. with a little help from Andruw Jones.
And .. It took him seven extra holes but Tiger Woods pulled it off .. beating Jim Furyk in the longest playoff the P-G-A's seen in 10 years.
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The Salem Avalanche fell to the Kinston Indians last night.
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Even the little ones came out to cheer the Avalanche.
In the bottom of the fifth. the Avalanche gets on the board. Ryan Price hits this shot to right field scoring. Tino Sanchez and the Avalanche led 1 to nothing.
Kinston came back in the seventh. Ryan Church takes this pitch deep over the left field wall and the game was tied at 1 to 1.
The Indians scored again in the seventh. Troy Cameron makes it back to back homers when he takes the pitch over the right field wall to make it 4 to 1 and the Indians win it 6 to 2.
Andruw Jones helped the Atlanta Braves take the win over Los Angeles yesterday .. hitting two homers.
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The Braves led the game 1 to nothing after three.
Then in the top of the fifth, Shawn Green gets all of this pitch sending it deep over the right field wall for a solo homer to make the score 2 to 1 Dodgers.
The Braves take advantage of the long ball in the fifth. Jones belting this two run homer over the left field wall and the Braves jumped out to the 3 to 2 win.
Atlanta would add to that lead in the bottom of the sixth. Mark DeRosa smokes this pitch. Its a three- run homer over the left field wall to make it 5 to 2 and the Braves go on to win it 9 to 2.
Yesterday gave way to the longest P-G-A playoff in 10 years .. and when it was all over, Tiger Woods came out victorious .. beating Jim Furyk in the N-E-C Invitational.
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The two exchanged pars for six playoff holes but on the seventh hole Furyk hit his tee shot in the trees.
Tiger was 140 yards from the green in the middle of the fairway. He hit a pitching wedge that landed on the green just inches from the cup setting up a birdie putt.
Woods made the birdie putt for his fifth win this season and his first since taking the Memorial on June third.
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Georgia Tech beat Syracuse in the Kickoff Classic 13-to-7 yesterday ... winning the battle of the A-C-C and Big East.
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The game was at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The Yellow Jackets set up the winning touchdown when Marvius Hesters picked off this Troy Nunes pass and returned it the Syracuse 5 yard line in the second quarter.
Several plays later George Godsey hands off to Joe Burns who bulls over from the one yard line... and the Yellow Jackets win it 13 to 7.
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