Police have identified the man who died in after leading police on a chase this weekend.
Authorities say 45- year old Lloyd Keith Lyons of Roanoke led them from the Botetourt-Roanoke County line before causing a fatal crash.
Police say the chase reached speeds up to 74 miles-an-hour for several miles.
During the pursuit, authorities say Lyons swerved in the path of a deputy's car, in an apparent attempt to wreck the deputy.
The chase ended when Lyons crashed into another car and a steel signpost near the intersection of Orange Avenue and Williamson Road in Roanoke.
He was killed instantly.
Police still have not released the names of the two people involved in Friday's shooting at the administrative offices of Advance Auto.
Authorities say a former employee shot and seriously wounded another employee outside the company's Roanoke County offices and then committed suicide.
Sources tell News 7 the shooter was a woman, the victim a male supervisor.
He is reportedly still in serious condition at a local hospital.
Police say it has been difficult notifying next of kin.
A Penhook man was killed in an accident in Pittsylvania County.
The accident happened at 11:15 last night on Route 58 at the intersection of Route 62.
State Police say 42- year old Gary Thomas Adams was in the passenger seat, when the car he was riding in crossed route 58, but was struck by an oncoming vehicle.
There is no word yet on whether any charges have been filed against either of the drivers.
Clashes are erupting in Sierra Leone's capital on the eve on an election.
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Several people have died in street battles between former rebels and supporters of the current President.
President Kabbah is a clear favorite in Tuesday's election ...
He's known as the man who returned peace to the country of more than 5 million... when he helped to disarm rebels of an opposing party.
But that peace appears to be crumbling as the election approaches.
On the streets, rival tribes have fought with sticks and knives.
U.N. peacekeepers have remained in the region to help the election go off peacefully.
One of the Mafia's most notorious gangsters died peacefully at age 97 yesterday.
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Joseph Bonanno died of heart failure yesterday in Tucson, Arizona.
Bonanno directed one of the original crime families in New York City in the 50s and 60s.
He was known publicly as "Joe Bananas," a nickname he hated.
Bonanno retired to Arizona in 19-68 after a battle among New York's crime families.
He appeared on "60 Minutes" in 1983, around the same time his autobiography "A Man of Honor" was released.
Virginia's Southern Christian Leadership Conference has a NEW President -
Yesterday, members elected Danville's William Avon Keen, pictured here on the right, to a four year term.
But a Bedford man says he's the rightful president of the traditionally black-led organization.
Jack Mills was nominated as president-elect of the S-C-L-C in January but the board later dropped its support of him.
Mills says he's the victim of racism and he's filed an injunction to prevent Keen from becoming president.
He hopes to get a court ruling sometime next week.
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Some people aren't buying what's being sold at the D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
And now, in light of recent criticism, the former Chairman of the D-Day foundation is trying to set the record straight.
As Justin McLeod discovered-- the latest controversy centers around a deal the foundation made with the architect who designed the memorial.
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It was a day of celebration.
Last June, thousands came out for the dedication of the D-Day Memorial.
One year later, the party is definitely over.
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((BOB SLAUGHTER/FORMER D-DAY FOUNDATION CHAIRMAN: THINGS ARE NOT TURNING OUT AS WE HOPED SEVERAL YEARS AGO.))
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Several years and millions of dollars later, the D-Day Memorial is more than five million dollars in debt.
It's prompted resignations and even a federal investigation.
Now, another controversy.
This over memorial souvenirs.
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((BYRON DICKSON/D-DAY MEMORIAL ARCHITECT: NOT ONE DIME HAS BEEN COLLECTED FROM ANY LOCAL MERCHANT. NO LEGAL ACTION HAS BEEN EMPLOYED, THREATENED, OR EVEN SUGGESTED.))
[OUT Q=or even suggested]
But there has been a lot of criticism.
Byron Dickson is the architect of the memorial.
He also owns 20 copyright images of the memorial including the D-Day Overlord Arch.
If a vendor including the memorial itself wants to sell D-day items, they must first pay a licensing fee.
Dickson says the D-Day foundation wanted it that way.
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((BYRON DICKSON: FUNDAMENTAL TO THE LETTER OF PROMULGATION WAS A NEED TO PROTECT THE MEMORIAL FROM INDISCRIMINATE FRIVOLOUS AND INAPPROPRIATE USE OF THE IMAGES THAT REPRESENT A VERY SERIOUS ARCHITECTURAL WORK.))
[OUT Q=serious architectural work]
But that agreement has caused a lot of controversy.
A recent editorial in the Lynchburg News & Advance argues the copyright images of the memorial should belong to the memorial, not the architect.
Former chairman of the D-Day Foundation Bob Slaughter says the board did nothing wrong.
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((BOB SLAUGHTER: WE DID THE BEST WE COULD AND I'M NOT ASHAMED OF ANYTHING WE DID.))
[OUT Q=anything we did]
Slaughter believes the D-Day Memorial will bounce back and solve its money troubles.
But it is work at least for now he won't be part of.
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((BOB SLAUGHTER: I WISH I WAS BACK ON IT SURE AND I'D LIKE TO BE BACK ON THE BOARD BUT IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN AS LONG AS WE GOT THE ADMINISTRATION THAT WE HAVE NOW.))
[OUT Q=that we have now]
As for that administration, it has given no indication it wants to take over the copyright licensing.
But Dickson says he will do it if the Foundation wants it that way.
Justin McLeod, News 7.))
Firefighters are still working to get the upper hand on a huge brush fire near Los Angeles.
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The fire started early yesterday and has now grown to more than three-thousand acres.
The blaze is burning in the Angeles National forest - which is about 25 miles north of L-A.
Two hundred homes have been evacuated and firefighters are putting a flame retardant on homes to try to keep the fire from destroying them.
More than four thousand firefighters are working to control the flames - which are being whipped up by winds.
Investigators still have no idea how the fire began - but they have NOT ruled out arson.
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If you'd like to get away from the norm this summer... but think it's not in your budget, you may be surprised. Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning
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We'll tell you about some fun and affordable vacation packages available this season.
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If you want to experience frontier country... then your first stop should be Staunton...
That is where they can find the Frontier Culture Museum.
As Shannon Young tells us their journey spans two continents and three centuries.
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((All that's missing is the Big Pond.
On 220 acres in Staunton you can walk between four farms representing four countries, four cultures, four periods in time.
[IN Q=One of them's from German...]
((RHONDA HOWDYSHELL/FRONTIER CULTURE MUSEUM: ONE OF THEM'S FROM GERMANY AND, OF COURSE, THAT'S THE EARLY 1700'S. ONE'S FROM NORTHERN IRELAND AND THAT'S THE 1730'S. WE HAVE ONE FROM ENGLAND AND THAT'S OUR OLDSET FARM. THAT'S FROM THE 1690'S. AND OUR AMERICAN FARM TIES IT ALL TOGETHER.))
[OUT Q=American farm ties it all together.]
The latter was moved from a farm in Botetourt County and dates back to the 1850's.
Not only are the buildings authentic, but costumed interpreters go about the daily business of maintaining their farms.
[IN Q=The biggest problem we have...]
((GERRY/INTERPRETER: THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WE HAVE IN 1730 IS THAT WE HAVE TO PAY THE RENT TWICE A YEAR SO YOU'RE NOT GONNA HAVE A LOT OF MONEY LEFT OVER FOR FOOD. SO, YOU'RE GONNA RAISE EVERYTHING YOU CAN. GOOD SIZED VEGETABLE GARDEN BEHIND ME, A LOT OF GRAINS, A FEW LIVESTOCK ANIMALS TO EAT AND PRETTY MUCH TRY TO BE AS SELF SUFFICIENT AS POSSIBLE.))
[OUT Q=as self-sufficient as possible]
The farms take turns preparing a mid-day meal.
You won't be allowed to sample the food, but the aroma is sure to make you wish otherwise... just as the work-load will spark appreciation of modern conveniences.
[IN Q=It was alot of hard work...]
((AIMEE/INTERPRETER: IT WAS ALOT OF HARD WORK. JUST FARMING, THE FARMING TECHNOLOGY THEY HAD IN 1710 WAS MOSTLY EVERYTHING BY HAND, OF COURSE.))
[OUT Q=EVERYTHING BY HAND, OF COURSE.]
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[IN Q=It's good for kids to see the water...]
((AIMEE/INTERPRETER: IT'S GOOD FOR KIDS TO SEE THE WATER COMING UP OUT OF THE WELL RATHER THAN OUT OF THE SINK. IT DRIVES IT HOME.))
[OUT Q=It drives it home.]
As does the blacksmith's forge where you'll witness the struggle to hold onto a sense of humor while hammering out a living.
[IN Q=I have no idea why...]
((I have no idea why they call it a fizz trough...))
[OUT Q=they call it a fizz trough.]
They may not have been the same nationality, but the people portrayed here shared a common language of determination.
In the future, the museum plans to enlarge its small world to include Native Americans, West Africans and a 19th century village.
Shannon Young, News 7, Staunton.))
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There was plenty of pomp and circumstance in Blacksburg this weekend -
Virginia Tech handed out more than five thousand degrees yesterday.
The university held one large ceremony and then 35 separate services for individual colleges and departments.
For the first time in twenty years, Tech awarded an honorary doctorate degree to former University Board Director and Exxon Executive Cliff Garvin.
More than twenty five thousand people attended graduation ceremonies.
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She started out six months ago as a virtual unknown among most of the Lynchburg electorate.. today Joan Foster is the city's first female city council member in eight years.
Foster surprised everyone in last week's election when she unseated the Hill City's vice mayor for an at- large post.. surprised everyone except maybe for herself.
Steve Smallshaw has more for us in this week's "Virginia Profile".
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(( She came into this facing a formidable obstacle.
Although Joan Foster had spent 25 years helping families and children through her job at a local non-profit agency, hers was not a name the average citizen would recognize if they saw it on the ballot.
But at the urging of many community leaders, Foster jumped into the Lynchburg city council race this spring.. and ended up unseating the incumbent vice-mayor while picking up the second highest vote total among the four candidates.
((JOAN FOSTER/NEW LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I HAD A POSITIVE FEELING. I HAD THIS TREMENDOUS CALM YESTERDAY AS I WAS VISITING THE PRECINCTS AND I DECIDED THAT WIN OR LOSE THAT THIS HAD BEEN A WINNING EXPERIENCE FOR ME.))
[OUT Q=experience for me.]
Foster becomes just the third woman ever elected to Lynchburg city council and the first since Joan MacCallum lost her re-election bid in 1994.
While she's not knocking down any barriers, Foster's win may help inspire other women to step forward.
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((JOAN FOSTER: ONE OF MY MOST FOND EXPERIENCES GOING YESTERDAY WHERE WE WERE AT LINKHORNE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HAVING A YOUNG LADY STEP IN FRONT OF ME WHO IS NO MORE THAN TWELVE YEARS OLD AND SAID 'SEE THIS? THIS IS THE FUTURE OF LYNCHBURG' AND THAT MADE ME SO HAPPY.))
[OUT Q=made me so happy.]
((JOAN FOSTER: THE PEOPLE OF LYNCHBURG ELECTED ME.. NOT JUST THE WOMEN. THE MEN AND THE WOMEN OF LYNCHBURG ELECTED ME. I WOULD NOT BE HERE HAVING THIS TALK WITH YOU IF THEY HAD NOT DONE THAT. SO I THINK TIMING MAYBE WAS RIGHT, IT WAS A GOOD CAMPAIGN, MAYBE I WAS JUST A GOOD FIT WITH IT.))
[OUT Q=good fit with it.]
She also figures to be a good fit on council, where her six male colleagues have all said they look forward to having her on board.
Foster said Tuesday night the easy part was getting elected.. the real work starts when she takes office July1st.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
The opera opera must go on -- but NOT with Luciano Pavarotti.
The famed tenor kept his fans guessing until the last minute last night ... before announcing he was too ill with the flu to perform in the season finale of Puccini's "Tosca" at New York's Metropolitan Opera.
It was the 66-year-old's last scheduled performance. And many fans believed the performance might mark his retirement.
Italian tenor Salvatore (Lih-CHEE-trah) Licitra flew in from Europe just to fill in.
But fans are still wondering if Pavarotti will ever return to the stage.
Two seals that beached themselves in San Diego, California, got an unexpected ride-along with police officers.
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An officer first spotted a 500- pound seal-- that appeared to be sick and took it in his squad car to Sea World for help.
A short time later, a seal pup was also found beached... and was rescued.
Police say they have been getting lots of calls from people finding the animals sick or dying on the beach.
The reason is toxic algae.
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((WE'VE HAD.....BECOMING SICK.))
[OUT Q=becoming sick.]
Sea World will care for the seals until they can be released somewhere safe.