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Two people were injured when a tractor-trailor overturned on Route 460 in Narrows last night.
State Police say the accident happened around midnight when the truck driver crossed the bridge next to the Celenese plant and struck the guardrail.
The driver sustained minor injuries.
There's no word on the condition of the passenger.
They were both taken to Giles Memorial Hospital.
One lane of westbound 460 is still blocked while crews work to remove the truck from the road.
State Police it will take another two or three hours before both lanes are open.
The death toll from heavy fighting in the Russian region near Chechnya continues to climb.
The Interfax news agency says at least 46 people were killed.
Militants carried out nearly- simultaneous assaults on
government targets in the region, which borders warring Chechnya.
Police headquarters and other state offices were hit.
The attackers were armed with grenades and rocket- launchers.
A security official says it's not clear exactly who the attackers were.
The South Korean government still doesn't know the fate of its hostage in Iraq.
Terrorists threatened to kill the man unless South Korean troops leave the country.
South Korea refuses, and now awaits word on the hostage's fate.
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Militants aren't letting up in other parts of Iraq, either, as the June 30th deadline approaches for the transfer of sovereignty.
At least five U-S soldiers and five Iraqis died yesterday in attacks.
American commanders say they face at least two different enemies-- foreign terrorists who want chaos and homegrown militants who want the new Iraqi government to fail.
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((COL. ABE ABRAMS/1ST CALVARY DIVISION:THE TERRORISTS ATTACK W/OUT ANY CONCERN, WANTON DISREGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE. THE MILITIA WILL BE MORE SPECIFIC MORE PRECISE. ))
[SUPER=01-Col. Abe Abrams/1st Calvary Division;]
[OUT Q=specific, more precise.]
Meanwhile, Iraq has been able to resume oil exports after insurgent attacks halted operations last week.
Bookstores around the nation stayed open past midnight for today's release of Bill Clinton's autobiography, "My Life."
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Celebrities, including actress Lauren Bacall and comedian Al Franken joined the former President and his family for a book party last night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Although reviews of the book have been less than glowing, advanced orders have already topped two million copies.
Clinton will hit the road next month for a book tour.
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It's time to saddle up once again as the Roanoke Valley Horse Shows makes a return trip.
And this year, you'll notice some changes.
Justin McLeod tells us all about it.
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[SUPER=01-Meg McKann/Rider; :14]
[SUPER=01-June Camper/Horse Show Director; :33]
[SUPER=01-Mark Stopford/Rider; :48]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]
((((NAT SOUND OF HORSES))
The Roanoke Valley Horse Show is back for its 33rd year here at the Salem Civic Center.
((QUICK NAT SOUND OF SOMETHING HORSEY))
It's considered to be one of the largest horse shows in the country.
[IN Q=I didn't know it]
((MEG McKANN/RIDER: I DIDN'T KNOW IT TOO WELL BUT I HEARD IT WAS A PRETTY PRESTIGIOUS HORSESHOW SO I WAS OFFERED TO CHANCE TO SHOW IN IT AND TOOK ADVANTAGE OF IT.))
[OUT Q=ADVANTAGE OF IT]
She'll have plenty of company.
The six day event attracts more than 20-thousand people and nearly a thousand horses.
Organizers say this year's show is bigger and better.
[IN Q=This is one of]
((JUNE CAMPER/HORSE SHOW DIRECTOR: THIS IS ONE OF OUR BIGGEST YEARS SIMPLY BECAUSE WE'VE ADDED ANOTHER RING. THE HORSE SHOW HAS NEVER HAD THREE SHOW RINGS GOING ALL DAY LONG.))
[OUT Q=ALL DAY LONG]
The horse show needed to expand because it was simply running out of room.
The new outdoor show rings will be used to school horses and for competitions.
[IN Q=Everytime we come]
((MARK STOPFORD/RIDER: EVERYTIME WE COME BACK TO THIS HORSE SHOW THEY'RE ALWAYS TRY TO MAKE SOMETHING DIFFERENT, SOMETHING A LITTLE BETTER AND THAT'S WHAT MAKES THIS HORSE SHOW SO NICE.))
[OUT Q=SHOW SO NICE]
It is also nice for another reason.
It is estimated the horse show will pump in nearly 13 million dollars for the area's economy.
[IN Q=Exhibitors are eating]
((JUNE CAMPER/HORSE SHOW DIRECTOR: EXHIBITORS ARE EATING, THEY'RE SHOPPING, THEY'RE GETTING GAS. YOU'VE SEEN THE BIG TRACTOR TRAILERS THAT BRING THE HORSES IN HAVING TO HAVE GAS FOR THOSE. THEY ARE JUST ENJOYING ALL THE THINGS WE HAVE TO OFFER.))
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[IN Q=Proceeds from the]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: PROCEEDS FROM THE SHOW GOES TO A NUMBER OF CHARITIES. 50-PERCENT FROM EXAMPLE GOES TO THE BRADLEY FREE CLINIC WHICH LAST YEAR RECEIVED 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS. THE HORSE SHOW RUNS THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))
The 29 women competing for the Miss Virginia title have kicked off a week of festivities in Roanoke.
The young women are representing local competitions across the state.
Yesterday, they posed for photographs around the pool of the Hotel Roanoke.
The scholarship pageant begins Thursday night at the Roanoke Civic Center, and concludes with the crowning of a new Miss Virginia Saturday night.
In business news, handheld computer maker Palm One turns a profit.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]
((THERE COULD BE LOTS OF APPLAUSE FOR PALM ONE ON WALL STREET TODAY.. THE MAKER OF THE TREO AND OTHER POPULAR HANDHELD COMPUTERS TURNED A PROFIT IN THE FOURTH QUARTER COMPARED TO A LOSS LAST YEAR. SALES JUMPED A WHOPPING 23 PERCENT HANDILY BEATING WALL ESTIMATES.
PRICELINE.COM, THE ONLINE TRAVEL SITE RAISED ITS EARNINGS AND SALES TARGETS FOR THE SECOND QUARTER...CITING STRONG BUSINESS MOMENTUM.
YESTERDAY IT WAS WALMART TODAY TARGET SAYS JUNE SALES ARE TRACKING AT THE LOW END OF ESTIMATES AND MAY ALSO MISS EXPECTATIONS FOR THE MONTH.
ON WALL STREET....
INVESTORS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO DO MUCH OF ANYTHING AHEAD OF NEXT WEEK'S TWO DAY FEDERAL RESERVE MEETING ON INTEREST RATES.
THE DOW SLID NEARLY 45 POINTS
THE NASDAQ GAVE BACK 12.
Mutual fund group Pilgrim Baxter agreed to pay $90 million in a legal settlement with regulators for what's known as market timing in its mutual funds.
As part of the deal, Pilgrim Baxter agreed to cut its management fees by $10 million as part of an agreement with New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.
SHARES OF HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES RALLIED AFTER THE SUPREME COURT RULED THAT PATIENTS CANNOT SUE HMOs FOR REFUSING TO PAY FOR DOCTOR RECOMMENDED TREATMENTS. THE RULING SHIELDS AETNA, CIGNA AND OTHER INSURERS FROM THE PROSPECT OF MULIT-MILLION DOLLAR DAMAGE AWARDS.
KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE OIL PATCH. CRUDE OIL FUTURES PLUNGED 3 PERCENT AS IRAQ RESUMED PARTIAL EXPORTS THROUGH ONE OF TWO PIPELINES SHUT DOWN AFTER AN ATTACK EARLY LAST WEEK.
FIND OUT MORE AT CBS.MW.COM IN NY I'M AC.))
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29 Virginia localities competed, but only five were given Enterprise Zone designations ...and four of them are on our side of the state.
Governor Mark Warner announced yesterday that Roanoke, Lynchburg, Danville and the Saltville-Smyth County region are home to the state's newest Enterprise Zones.
The zones are areas where the city and state can offer tax breaks and other economic incentives to lure new industry.. or keep existing businesses where they are.
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[IN Q=This is oftentimes]
((GOV. MARK WARNER: THIS IS OFTENTIMES THE DEAL-CLOSER THAT HELPS BRING THAT BUSINESS DOWNTOWN TO THE COMMUNITY WITH THE TAX CREDITS AND OTHER BENEFITS THAT ARE PROVIDED. IT'S REALLY KNOWN AS ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL TOOLS IN OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ARSENAL.))
[OUT Q=economic development arsenal.]
The Enterprise Zone designations are good for twenty years.
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Radford's Tyler Avenue is getting a major upgrade.
City officials say some portions of the road are more than 80 years old and have never been replaced.
Crews are currently widening Tyler, building new crosswalks and sidewalks, fixing the drainage and even adding bike lanes.
City engineers say the project will take two summers to complete.
Roanoke City Council paid tribute to three of its outgoing members before the new members take office on July 1st.
For Mayor Ralph Smith and council members William Bestpitch and Linda Wyatt - yesterday's meeting was their last.
Smith did not seek re-election, while Bestpitch and Wyatt were defeated in the Democratic primary.
The mayor says serving the city has been one of the most rewarding experiences of his life, but he is leaving office with one goal unfulfilled.
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[IN Q=Not having a discount..]
((RALPH SMITH, ROANOKE MAYOR: NOT HAVING A DISCOUNT AIRLINE CARRIER MAKING A NUMBER OF FLIGHTS DAIILY. I THINK WE'RE CLOSER TO WHAT WE NEED TO DO, BUT I INTEND TO KEEP WORKING ON THAT GOAL. NOT DELIVERING THAT HAS BEEN A DISAPPOINTMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor]
[OUT Q=... A DISAPPOINTMENT.]
Roanoke school Superintendent Wayne Harris was also recognized for his service.
He announced his retirement earlier this year after 11 years with with the school system.
Archaeologists have uncovered the State Capitol's original foundation.
Virginia's state house was designed by Thomas Jefferson.
However, building began on the State Capitol before Jefferson's original plans arrived.
[IN Q=THERE WAS A FOUNDATION THAT WAS BUILT]
((CHARLES LEEDECKER/PRINCIPAL ARCHAEOLOGIST: THERE WAS A FOUNDATION THAT WAS BUILT IN 1785 BUT WHEN JEFFERSON'S PLANS ARRIVED HE FOUND IT WASN'T THE RIGHT SHAPE OR SIZE FOR THE BUILDING HE WANTED SO THAT FOUNDATION WAS ABANDONED AND A NEW FOUNDATION WAS BUILT ON WHICH THE CAPITOL RESTS TODAY SO WE'RE FINDING THE VERY FIRST FOUNDATION THAT WAS REJECTED BY JEFFERSON.))
[SUPER=01-Charles LeeDecker/Principal Archaeologist]
[OUT Q=FOUNDATION THAT WAS REJECTED BY JEFFERSON.]
During the excavation, archaeologists will also look for other historical items.
The dig is part of a two-year-long Capitol renovation and restoration.
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A Roanoke woman has admitted defrauding Home Shopping Network to the tune of 172-thousand dollars.
Stephanie Diane Lann discovered a flaw in Home Shopping Network's accounting software that allowed her to issue refunds in excess of the original purchase amount.
As a supervisor overseeing n-b-a- dot.com, she had the highest level of refund authority at H-S-N. She confessed to that in federal court yesterday, basically admitting she used it to issue herself 565 refunds over a period of a year and a half.
Lann will be sentenced in August. She already knows she'll have to pay back the 172-thousand dollars she took.
Implanting microchips in animals is a growing trend among pet owners.
They're supposed to be an easy way to identify pets if they get lost.
But confusion among different manufacturers is making it difficult for some animal shelters to pick up on the microchip with their
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That's the topic of this week's "Paws and Claws" segment.
Rick Sallinger has more.
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[SUPER=01-Rick Sallinger/Reporting; :56]
[SUPER=01-Bob Rhode/Denver Dumb Friends League; 1:18]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Doug Dilworth/Banfield Pet Hospitals Medical Director; 2:04 quick]
[SUPER=01-Patricia Merger/Houston S. P. C. A.; 2:24]
[OUT Q=Sallinger for CBS News, Denver.]
IT IS TOUGH LOSING A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY. LISA MASSEY OF STAFFORD
VIRGINIA LOST HER DOG HAYDEN.
"It's still very hard emotionally hayden's gone i'm going to wake up
everyday and he's not there"
LISA HAD A MICROCHIP WITH HER OWNERS CONTACT INFORMATION IMPLANTED IN
HAYDEN AT A BANFIELD PET HOSPITAL..ONE DAY HAYDEN ESCAPED -- AND ENDED
UP IN A SHELTER. BUT THE OPERATORS DIDN'T REALIZE THE SCANNER THEY WERE
USING WOULDN'T WORK WITH THE CHIP IMPLANTED BY BANFIELD. HAYDEN WAS PUT
"i want other people to be aware i'm not against microchipping is good I
think microchipping is good, but they just need to be aware they have
the correct chip in their animal."
BANFIELD HAS SOME 350 HOSPITALS .. MAINLY IN PETSMARTS AROUND THE
COUNTRY. THEY IMPLANT CHIPS IN PETS -- AT A COST OF ABOUT THIRTY DOLLARS
(stand up) RICK SALLINGER
(while technology has come a long way to help reunite owners with their
lost pets many shelter operators believe it's also getting in the way)
SO HUMANE SOCIETIES ACROSS AMERICA HAVE ASKED BANFIELD TO STOP
IMPLANTING ITS CHIPS. THEY SAY BANFIELD GOT IT BACKWARDS, IMPLANTING THE
CHIPS BEFORE MAKING SURE THERE WERE SUFFICIENT SCANNERS AVAILABLE TO
BOB RHODE-DENVER DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE
"We're not really concerned about who gets the revenues from those chips
we're concerned about getting those pets back to their owners."
SO HOW BIG IS THE PROBLEM? IN THE DENVER AREA 75% OF THE SHELTERS WE
CONTACTED DID NOT HAVE SCANNERS CAPABLE OF READING THE MICROCHIPS
IMPLANTED BY BANFIELD. YET AT MANY OF THE COMPANY'S CLINICS WE WERE NOT
WARNED ABOUT THIS WHEN WE VISITED WITH A HIDDEN CAMERA::
Does everybody have these scanners?
Employee: Uh Huh.
Or does the dog have to be brought back here?
Employee: Banfields and all the local shelters around, they've got these
DR. DOUG DILWORTH IS A MEDICAL DIRECTOR FOR BANFIELD PET HOSPITALS.
do you feel banfield is being perfectly upfront with customers about
the readability of these microchips? i feel we are doing our best to
inform them..if there are cases where that has not been done we need to
make sure that is done. i think that's why you are here today.
BUT BANFIELD SAYS THE CHIPS IT USES ARE EASIER TO DETECT, LESS LIKELY TO
MOVE ONCE INSIDE THE PET AND CHOSEN BY THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS
ORGANIZATION..USED IN 148 COUNTRIES. CRITICS POINT OUT THE U.S. IS NOT
ONE OF THEM.
PATRICIA MERCER-HOUSTON SPCA
"i think this is very irresponsible of profit making corporations to put
their focus on making a buck at the same time they are selling a false
sense of security to people."
BANFIELD HAS NOW ANNOUNCED THAT IT WILL STOP SHIPPING ITS MICROCHIPS TO
ITS PET HOSPITALS UNTIL SCANNERS CAN BE PLACED IN ALL SHELTERS WITHIN 25
MILES OF EACH OF ITS FACILITES.
Dr. Doug Dilworth-Banfield
"we are working to get more scanners in place...all the large shelters
were targeted and we should have scanners."
BUT AS THE INDUSTRY FIGHTS OVER WHAT TYPE OF MICROCHIP WILL PREVAIL,
PETS REMAIN UNCLAIMED AND SOMETIMES ARE PUT TO DEATH.
RICK SALLINGER FOR CBS NEWS, DENVER
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One area summer camp is about as much fun as going to the dentist... and that's just fine with the campers.
In fact, they're doing fillings, root canals, and braces as well.
It's all part of the new health careers camp at the Science Museum of Western Virginia.
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((PATRICK ROCK/CAMP PARTICIPANT; VETERINARIAN HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF THE CAREERS I MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN AND WE ACTUALLY GOT TO USE A DOG'S MOUTH SO THAT WAS KIND OF COOL))
[SUPER=01-Patrick Rock/Camp Participant]
[OUT Q=that was kind of cool]
The Science Museum says this camp is just one example of the many learning experiences it provides.
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[IN Q=We have lots of neat program]
((NANCY MCCRICKARD/SCIENCE MUSEUM OF WESTERN VIRGINIA; WE HAVE LOTS NEAT PROGRAMS GOING AND WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO EXPOSE THE CHILDREN TO A WIDE RANGE OF TOPICS. AND I REALLY THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT TO THE COMMUNITY. ))
[SUPER=01-Nancy McCrickard/Science Museum of Western Virginia]
[OUT Q=important to the community]
The week-long camp is designed to get students interested in the medical field.
The students will also dissect cow eyes with an optometrist, and learn about anatomy at the Edward Via School of Osteopathic Medicine.
They'll also take a trip to Virginia Tech to learn about sports medicine.
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For more information about this or other camps, you can find a link the Science Museum web site on our web page at wdbj7.com.
Just click on websites in the news.