Straight ahead on News 7--
A husband and wife in New Jersey are probably pinching themselves right now, after they come forward with one of the winning tickets from this month's Big Game drawing.
And an accident in Henry County claims one man's life.
Sunny right now but things are about to change as some clouds are head our way...I'll have your hometown forecast..
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
The multi- million dollar mystery is over.
A married couple in New Jersey have claimed a third of a near- record Big Game jackpot.
Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The "big life"...is just about to begin for the winners of the New Jersey Big Game Lottery.
For others the game is over ...including a group of office workers who believed THEY'D hit the jackpot...and a co-worker was trying to cheat them out of it.
Chris Lawrence explains.
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((Narr: The confusion is over, the winner is clear. George Lopes and his wife Joanne. SOT: I'm dumfounded, miracle has
happened. Lopes is a bar manager, his wife a teacher. But after the machine randomly picked the right numbers, they're
millionaires 59 times over. SOT: JORGE LOPES/NEW JERSEY, "BIG GAME" LOTTER WINNER. (I don't remember much..couldn't bel
ieve what they were telling me...winning) A young woman in Georgia had one of the wining tickets, she claimed her prize the day after the drawing. A winner in Illinois has not yet come forward. But for weeks now more than a dozen people in new Jersey thought they were winners too...they had chipped into an office pool and thought one of their coworkers ha
d bought the third winning ticket. When he denied it they hired a lawyer and filed a claim. SOT: Ida Davis: "I'm disapp
ointed but after I know who won it and I'm not being cheated, I'm happy." Lawrence Stand Up.
The C-M-I Industries plant in Stuart has been sold, but it will remain in operation.
Yesterday the plant announced it had been bought by Narroflex Incorporated.
According to a company press release, work will continue uninterrupted at the Stuart plant, which will be known as the United Elastic Plant.
All of the 300-or-so current employees will be kept on.
Narroflex is a Canadian company with plants in Graham, North Carolina and Ontario.
A man is dead following an accident last night in Henry County.
State Police say the vehicle driven by 56 year old Aaron Allen Tyree, Junior ran off the right side of Route 606.
Tyree overcorrected, and struck another vehicle.
Tyree was killed.
The accident is under investigation.
Pentecostal minister Tony Layva got out of prison this morning, having served his time for molesting young boys in his care.
The case dates back to the mid- 1980's when Leyva was leading revivals in Virginia and running a child prostitution ring on the side.
He was released from Brunswick Prison, this morning, where state parole officers met the pastor and escorted him back to the Roanoke area.
Leyva must tell state police where he's going to live, but has 30 days to register with the sex offender registry.
The events of Semptember 11 were on the minds of Roanoke residents who addressed City Council about its proposed budget.
As Teresa Hamilton reports, many felt more needed to be done to keep residents safe.
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((HELEN DAVIS/ROANOKE RESIDENT: I THINK YOU NEED TO GO BACK TO THE TABLE SERIOUSLY AND LOOK AT THESE ISSUES, THIS IS CRUCIAL TO OUR CITY.))
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Helen Davis-- like many in the audience-- wants council to reconsider its 194- million dollar budget.
The budget contains a small pay raise for city employees and an increase in funding for public education...
But it also calls for an increase in the admissions tax, higher fees and a reduction of 35 positions... more than a dozen of which could come from the police, fire and sheriffs departments.
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((MARK CHANDLER: THINK ABOUT WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO YOU, MOST WOULD AGREE, THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS, AND TO FEEL SAFE AND SECURE IN YOUR HOUSES AND IN YOUR PERSONS.))
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((ZOE HEWITT-STENNETT/ROANOKE RESIDENT: THE POLICEMEN WHERE DO WE SEND THESE PEOPLE AT 12 O'CLOCK AT NIGHT AT THREE O'CLOCK AT NIGHT, THERE IS FIVE DRUG DEALERS WITH GUNS AND KNIVES, IF YOU SEND ME LIKE THIS I'M NOT GETTING OUT, I'M AFRAID SO HELP THEM CAN WE GIVE THEM GOOD MONEY CAN WE SUPPORT THEM, YOU ALL CAN DO IT YOU'RE GOOD MANAGERS, YOU CAN MANAGE THE MONEY GOOD, WE BELIEVE IN YOUR, YES, WE LOVE YOU, THANK YOU.))
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After the meeting-- Mayor Ralph Smith expressed sympathy but said-- the cuts have to come from somewhere-- adding that although some positions will be cut or phased out-- under the plan NO one will lose their job.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.
There was also a push to fund the Dumas Center for Artistic Development.
A final vote on the budget will take place May 13th.
Avian flu has spread to a sixth Virginia county.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture has confirmed a case in Highland County. The virus had already shown up on poultry farms in Rockingham, Shenandoah, Augusta, Page and Greene counties.
The number of farms quarantined has reached 119 and nearly two-point-eight million chickens and turkeys have been destroyed, or are awaiting slaughter.
Federal agriculture employees working out of Harrisonburg are trying to figure out how the virus is spreading.
The fighting in Afghanistan isn't over yet.
U-S led special forces teams killed four suspected Al-Qaeda fighters near the Pakistani border.
Lee Cowan reports.
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Here in the Eastern gown of Gardez news of this firefight came as little surprise. It happened about a hundred miles from here along the rugged border of Pakistan. In two separate fire fights as many as four al quaeda fighters were killed after opening fire on coalition forces. Foolishly in the words of one US commander who said that troops had been under surveillance for days. Local afghan commanders here have warned that warmer weather would bring about renewed attacks and as such us special forces had stepped up their missions, attacks and as such us special forces had stepped up their missions, Pakistan's remote and dangerous tribal areas. This morning's attacks only served to bolster the view that the border region has become the new front in the war on terror...as one local commander here put it, there are very few places left for them to hide, and Pakistan's border used to be appealing. US forces hope that this morning's victory although small will be enough to prove that no place is safe no matter what al quaeda used to think. Lee Cowan CBS News Gardez. ))
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Still to come on the newscast, a family marks a sad anniversary for a missing daughter.
Also we will see a simple test that could help diagnose Alzheimer's Disease.
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Today marks one year since former Washington D-C intern Chandra Levy disappeared without a trace.
The 24- year- old's disappearance drew national attention after California Congressman Gary Condit was romantically linked to her.
Condit admitted to having a relationship with Levy, but police don't consider him a suspect.
The case did, however, ruin his political career.
He lost a bid for re-election.
Meanwhile, the D-C police investigation remains a missing person's case.
Authorities admit they still have no idea what happened to Levy.
Fast diagnosis of Alzheimers can jump- start treatment to help slow the onset of the disease.
Dr. Sean Kenniff looks at some ways in which doctors try to flag the early warning signs.
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(AS THE BABY BOOMERS AGE..AND THE NUMBER OF POTENTIAL FOR ALZHEIMER PATIENTS GROWS.. THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY IS IN A RACE
AGAINST TIME...AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE... BUT-- A CURE IS LIKELY--YEARS AWAY---SO MANY RESEARCHERS ARE NOW HUNTING FOR
A WAY TO DETECT ALZHEIMER'S IN ITS EARLIEST STAGES--AND MINIMIZE BRAIN DAMAGE. SOT: DR. MARK JACOBSON/VETERANS AFFAIRS
SAN DIEGO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM ONE POSSIBILITY OF WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT -- IS A VERY VERY SUBTLE PATTERN THAT WE SEE PRONOUNCED MUCH LATER IN THE DISEASE PROCESS. COURTESY: AMATEUR VIDEO/UNIV. OF CALIF. AT SAN DIEGO ...IN A SMALL STUDY, DR. MARK JACOBSON FOUND A SIGN OF THE DISEASE-- IN SOME CASES-- A FEW -YEARS- BEFORE IT WAS EVEN DIAGNOSED IN THE PATIENTS. THEY SIMPLY DID NOT PERFORM AS WELL ON CERTAIN MENTAL TESTS. JACOBSON CAUTIONS IT'S STILL TO EARLY TO USE THESE TESTS NATIONWIDE. BUT THERE ARE SOME TESTS -- MANY DOCTORS BELIEVE YOU -CAN- GIVE TO YOUR LOVES ONES IF YOU'RE CONCERNED THEY MAY BE DEVELOPING ALZHEIMER'S. TRY THESE THREE: (GRAPHIC 1): FIRST--ASK THE PERSON YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT-- TO SUBTRACT SEVEN FROM 100, THEN SEVEN FROM-93...AND SO ON. ((GRAPHIC 2: (DLROW)) THEN--ASK THEM TO SPELL A WORD BACKWARDS...MOST NEUROLOGISTS USE THE WORD: WORLD. STANDUP: AND FINALLY-- ASK THEM TO DRAW A FACE OF A CLOCK, PUTTING IN ALL THE NUMBERS-- AND THEN SETTING THE HANDS TO TEN MINUTES TO THREE. NOW-- THESE DON'T JUST TEST FOR MEMORY LOSS. WHILE THAT IS T
HE MOST COMMON SYMPTOM-- OTHERS INCLUDE: PARANOIA, LOSS OF MOTIVATION, AND DISORIENTATION. SOT: DR. TODD FEINBERG/BETH
ISRAEL MEDICAL CENTER IT'S WHEN THEY CAN'T PAY THEIR BILLS. IT'S WHEN THEY CAN'T MAINTAIN THEIR PERSONAL HYGIENE. IT'S WHEN THEY ARE FOUND WANDERING AROUND IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.... ... TOO MANY DAYS WITH DAYS WITH PROBLEMS LIKE THESE. ....MAY MEAN YOU SHOULD GET YOUR LOVED ONE TO THE DOCTOR - FOR A MORE COMPLETE EXAMINATION. DR. SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.
Queen Elizabeth, the second is offering a big "Thank You" to the people, after serving 50 years on the British throne.
Both Houses of Parliament gathered for a ceremony marking the
queen's Golden Jubilee.
Former prime ministers and members of
Parliament gathered in Westminster Hall -- the same place where
hundreds of thousands came nearly a month ago to pay their respects to the late Queen Mother
Queen Elizabeth says she has pride in her country's past and confidence in its future.
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The speech was a clear signal that the Queen has no immediate plans to step down, and let Prince Charles take the throne.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans may still get their special license plates... complete with the Confederate flag logo.
A U-S District judge from Danville last year rejected the General Assembly's restriction DIS-allowing the flag on the tag.
Today the Court of Appeals affirmed Judge Jackson Kiser's view.
The Sons said the purpose of the special plates was to allow individuals to express pride in their heritage. The D-M-V had argued the plates allow the government to express state- approved messages. The Court said they're both wrong; the program is designed to make money.
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Coming up next, a new guest to Washington is given a name. We'll have the latest addition at the National Zoo, after the break.
Also, we'll see what is the real big cheese in the cheese world.
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After living for more than six months without a name, a young male gorilla at Washington's National Zoo was finally given one this morning.
From now on, he'll be known as Kojo, which is Swahili for
born on Monday.
Zoo officials say Kojo was one of three possible names.
A contest was used to select it.
Kojo is the fifth offspring of female Mandara ,and the second of
Two families of lowland gorillas now live at the National Zoo.
They're said to be listed as endangered, and each birth is a cause to celebrate.
It's a cheese lovers' fantasy--
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And you definitely could call this the BIG CHEESE.
Dutch cheese makers have set a record by making the world's largest piece of cheese-- weighing just over 12- hundred pounds.
They say it took a month to make the cheese.
But the biggest challenge was yet to come-- transporting it in one piece to the town's 300- year- old scales.
Under the watchful eyes of the cheese makers, a fork lift truck took the massive chunk and placed it on the scale.
Of course, the big cheese also had to be tasted...
It was after the taste test that the judge announced it could indeed be registered by the Guinness World Records as the world's largest cheese.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 155 points. The NASDAQ has gained 36.
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Coming up in sports - another major league manager has been fired,
And Fans come out to remember fallen driver Dale Earnhardt, who would have had a birthday yesterday.
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Tony (MYOO'-sur) Muser has been fired as the Kansas City Royals manager.
He's the fourth skipper to get the ax in the first month of the season.
Bullpen coach John Mizerock was promoted to interim manager today.
Muser was fired after a 317-and-431 record, including an 8-and-15 record THIS season.
Muser was the record fourth manager fired in the first month of the season.
Game FIVE between Detroit and Toronto will decide who will advance to the next round of the playoffs.
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The Raptors returned home trailing two-games-to-none after a pair of losses in Detroit.
The Pistons tried to end the series behind Jerry Stackhouse.
Stackhouse buries a shot from the right side, cutting the lead to just 3 points in the 4th Quarter.
But Toronto gets a career- playoff high 20 points from Moris Peterson to beat the Pistons 89-to-83.
It ALSO ties the series at TWO games apiece, and forces a game FIVE Thursday night in Detroit.
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All of us at WDBJ-7 have been deeply touched by the many expressions of love and sympathy many of you have poured out since the passing of Roy Stanley Miller.
There has also been a number of great tributes to the our friend and colleague.
Now, we've learned that Roy has received the ultimate honor from his hometown.
The Wythe County Sports Hall of Fame Committee announced yesterday that Roy is a unanimous selection for the Hall of Fame Class of 2002.
Roy played Softball and Baseball at George Wythe High School.
And after joining your hometown station as a sportscaster in 1972, he spent many Friday Nights on the sidelines covering one of his passions, High School Football.
Roy covered his final game in Wytheville last fall, as Chilhowie defeated George Wythe.
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Roy joins his father Roy Miller, Senior in the Wythe County Hall of Fame.
Roy Senior -- who was a star football player at Wytheville Training School -- was inducted in 1996.
His proud son was there that night to photograph the moment.
Roy will be officially recognized in a ceremony at George Wythe High School's September 20th Hall of Fame game against Rural Retreat.
And of course, Friday Football Extra will be there for that one.
Yesterday, Dale Earnhardt Senior would have celebrated his 51st birthday.
In his honor, many folks who followed his racing career took time out to honor the fallen driver.
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Yesterday at the Mecca that bears his name in Mooresville, North Carolina - fans gathered to celebrate the day.
From eight yesterday morning until nine last night, thousands of fans filed through Dale Earnhardt Inc., watched some of Earnhardt's greatest moments on a portable jumbo-tron, and took pictures of his show cars.
But they mainly came out of respect and admiration for the man in Black.
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The first fans arrived at 5:30 yesterday morning - two and half hours before the event started.
Even thought Dale Earnhardt, Junior was wounded during battle - he is determined to race on.
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In fact, he not only will be at Richmond later this week, he also plans to test at Lakeland, Florida tomorrow.
Dale, Junior suffered a bruised right ankle during the NAPA Auto Parts 500 at the California Speedway.
If you're heading to the race track in Richmond, you may want to take note of the new cooler rules at the track.
Fans can still take a cooler inside the track, but it must be of the small, soft- sided variety.
To make up for this inconvenience, the track has lowered concession prices SLIGHTLY.
A soft drink is now $3 bucks, a beer costs $4 dollars, and bottled water $2.
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