A soldier is a suspect in a deadly sniper attack at Fort Bragg.
And the face of Canada could drastically change as Quebec votes to succeed.
Showers and Thunderstorms are moving our way rapidly.
Storms are already as far east as Wythe County.
I'll tell you about the weekend weather in just a few minutes.
Stick around, News 7 at Noon is next.
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Morning exercises turned into a war zone today at Fort Bragg, North
Military officials say, as hundreds of soldiers were doing pre-dawn
calisthenics, another soldier opened fire.
One soldier was killed and more than a dozen were wounded.
The military has not released the identity of the sniper or a possible
The North Carolina post is home to the 82nd Airborne division.
Lisa Conklin is at Fort Bragg with the latest.
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(( THE EARLY MORNING EXERCISE ROUTINE FOR SOLDIERS AT FORT BRAGG WAS SHATTERED
BY THE SOUND OF GUNFIRE AROUND 6:30. SHOTS RANG OUT IN A PRACTICE FIELD
WHERE THE ELITE 82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION WERE ON THEIR DAILY RUN.
NO ONE KNOWS YET THE REASON FOR THE SHOOTING..BUT THEY DO KNOW WHO IS
"A SOLDIER HAS BEN APPREHENDED AS A SUSPECT IN THE SHOOTING."
THE INJURED WERE TAKEN TO WOMACK ARMY MEDICAL HOSPITAL AND DUKE UNIVERSITY
MEDICAL CENTER. IT'S NOT KNOWN WHAT TYPE OF WEAPON WAS USED BY THE
SNIPER..ALTHOUGH A NUMBER OF WEAPONS WERE RECOVERED. THE AREA WHERE THE
SHOOTING TOOK PLACE WAS SEALED OFF AND SEARCHED BY FEDERAL AGENTS AND ARMY
SUPER=05-Fort Bragg, NC;
Fort Bragg says relatives seeking information may call 1-800- 589-5788 or
And there was a fatal shooting following a standoff in Tazewell County
Authorities shot and killed a knife-wielding Portsmouth man after he
allegedly tried to attack them.
It all began after Portsmouth authorities charged 50-year-old Jimmy Smith
with killing his wife, 43-year-old Deborah Smith.
Sheriff's deputies later found him just outside Bluefield.
Authorities say Smith threatened to cut himself with the knife, keeping
deputies at bay for about 30 minutes.
They say he then turned on the deputies and tried to attack.
One deputy then shot and killed Smith.
In Henry County, the key to solving a fatal shooting there may be in the
Ron Jones has that story.
IN Q=Lavina Scales was
SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :08
SUPER=01-Majorie Carter/Family Member; :16
SUPER=01-James Vaughn/Victim's Father; :49
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News seven.
(( Lavina Scales was a sophomore at Martinsville High School when she was
gunned down on a remote road in Henry County Wednesday night.
Scales was last seen by her family Monday afternoon.
They say she is a loving teenager who will be missed.
IN Q=It really shocked
((MAJORIE CARTER/FAMILY MEMBER: IT REALLY SHOCKED ME BECAUSE I WOULD HAVE
NEVER THOUGHT ANYTHING LIKE THAT WOULD HAPPEN. I WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT IT.
I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE IT. IT FEELS LIKE A DREAM. I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE IT.))
OUT Q=can't believe it.
((Police say Lavina Scales probably died without a struggle.
They say her killer shot her once in the head and she was either pushed or
fell off this embankment.))
Police are still investigating but admit they don't have many clues.
However some evidence may have located in her pockets.
Lavina's father says police found a list of names written on a piece of
IN Q=They told me
((JAMES VAUGHN/VICTIM'S FATHER: THEY TOLD ME THAT THERE WAS SOME NAMES THAT
THEY KNEW OF. THEY SAY THAT THEY WEREN'T THE KIND OF PEOPLE THAT YOU WANT YOUR
OUT Q=your children around.
As the family and authorities continue to investigate why this happened, a
sad footnote to this tragedy is that Lavina Scales won't be able to celebrate
her 16th birthday next week.
Ron Jones, News Seven.))
GRAPHIC=million man march
A Boston University recount of the Million Man March shows that over
800-thousand people attended the Washington event.
SUPER=03-Washington DC/Oct. 16;
That's slightly lower than an earlier count by the Remote Sensing
But it's still more than double the National Park Service's count.
The center used National Park Service photos and A-B-C video footage to make
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Still to come --
Are air bags safe for kids?
The ``Wall Street Journal'' says the government has an answer to that
and in Roanoke, the owners of a burned-out building hope a bit of history will
rise from the ashes.
A cold front that is racing our way will really change our weather today...
In just a few hours... we'll be getting showers and thunderstorms. Expect
heavy rain at times.
I'll tell you more about that and the weekend forecast in just a few
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On Capitol Hill today, its the Senate's turn to vote on the Republican bill
to balance the budget by the year Two-thousand and two.
Running against the threat of a
presidential veto, the House passed a similar measure yesterday.
It calls for tax cuts-- while slashing funds for medicare, welfare,
education and agriculture.
((REP. ELIOT ENGEL/D-NEW YORK; DID YOU KNOW THAT IN YOUR DISTRICT 19 THOUSAND,
170 WORKING FAMILIES WILL HAVE THEIR TAXES INCREASED BY THIS REPUBLICAN BILL?))
((REP. DAVID DREIER/R-CALIFORNIA: MY FRIEND FROM TEXAS IN OPPOSING THE BILL IS
OPPOSING TAX RELIEF TO TWO MILLION, 16 THOUSAND, 767 TEXANS.))
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SUPER=01-Rep. David Dreier/(R) California; 07
OUT Q=thousand, 767 Texans.
Neither house appears to have the votes to override a veto...and -that-
could force major bi-partisan changes next month.
Thousands of Canadians are pouring into Montreal today for a rally aimed at
preventing the secession of Quebec.
Police are expecting up to 70-thousand for the demonstration that federalists
hope will sway Monday's too-close- to call referendum.
Canada's Prime Minister Jean Chretien, who is scheduled to address the
rally, says Quebec's sucession would be like plunging into the dark.
Jason Moscovitz has more on the prime minister's campaign for a NO vote.
OUT Q=Jason Moscovitz, Montreal.
The battle may be lost, but the war is FAR from over.
That's the attitude of a lesbian mother who lost custody of her son.
Sharon Bottoms has filed ANOTHER petition with the same Henrico County court
that declared her an unfit mother.
Three courts have already ruled that Tyler should live with his grandmother,
Sharon Bottoms alleges her mother has denied her 23 court-ordered visits
with her son during the last two years.
The grandmother's lawyer says he plans to file an answer to that petition
today asking that all visitation be terminated because the mother violated the
A warning is about to go out about the safety of air bags.
The "Wall Street Journal" says federal regulators are expected to announce
today that air bags can kill children who are NOT wearing seat belts.
The report comes as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
investigates the deaths of six children in crashes in the past three years.
None had been wearing seat belts.
Officials are checking whether the children died of head and neck injuries
caused by the inflating bags.
The Virginia Nurses Association is holding its 94th annual convention at the
Hotel Roanoke this week.
Foremost on members' minds: the challenges and demands of health care
The keynote speaker this morning says it's still the best of times for
because the shift from inpatient to outpatient care has made their services
even more valuable.
IN Q=I think
((RUBEN FERNANDEZ/NURSING SUPERVISOR: I THINK THAT WHEN WE LOOK AT THE
KNOWLEDGE BASE THE EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION OF NURSING, AND THE SALARY OF THAT
INDIVIDUAL COMPARED TO PHYSICIANS AND OTHER TYPES OF PROVIDERS, WE ARE A COST
SUPER=01-Ruben Fernandez/Nursing Supervisor;
OUT Q=cost effective choice.
The convention also features career clinics for nurses.
More than 400 nurses and nursing students are attending the event.
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Positive news on the economy,
and here's an interesting place for a halloween treat -- the Explore Park.
No trick to it, we'll find out what's going on there, next.
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Parents looking for a departure from the standard halloween haunted houses
and parties can turn to Explore Park.
That's where they'll be scaring up a hauntingly good time with halloween
tales and a nature hike.
The 19th Century Halloween Folklore and Haunted Woodland Hike is this
weekend. And here to tell us about it is park naturalist Jeanette Lawler.
Welcome. How'd you come up with this unusual idea?
SUPER=01-Jeanette Lawler/Explore Park;
(Tell us what you have planned)
(And this is the first one ever, right? I understand you originally wanted
to do it last year?)
(So what do families need to do to participate?)
The 19th Century Halloween Folklore and Haunted Woodland Hike is this
weekend at the Explore Park.
Disaster strikes twice at a once thriving family business in Roanoke.
First, the White Foundry Building was closed after the flood of '85.
Then, just last week, the abandoned building was ravaged by fire.
Inspectors say the blaze WAS deliberately set, but so far no one has been
Despite these setbacks, the Keith family says it isn't giving up on keeping
the family history alive.
Beth Myer has the story.
IN Q=The charred remains
SUPER=01-Calvin Reynolds/Former Foundry Vice President; :15
SUPER=01-Joanna Keith/Daughter of Foundry Owner; :38
SUPER=01-Joel Richert/Gathering History; 1:11
OUT Q=News 7.
((The charred remains of the White Foundry bring back a life time of memories
to Joanna Keith.
Her father owned the business from the time he was 13.
She's spent plenty of time there, often helping pour hot metal into
4 27 10 00 - 4 27 23 00
IN Q=This type
((CALVIN REYNOLDS/FORMER EMPLOYEE: THIS TYPE OF FOUNDRY WORK IS A LOST ART.
MOST OF OUR WORK WAS MADE OFF ONE PATTERN. ))
OUT Q=off one pattern.
In its heyday, the foundry made castings for monuments, and even Presidents.
Joanna has some of the more valuable molds, but fears many more have been
lost to the public.
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IN Q=These are the lions
((JOANNA KEITH/ DAUGHTER OF FORMER FOUNDRY OWNER: THESE ARE THE LIONS THAT
STAND AT THE WHITE HOUSE. AND THESE ARE THE WOODEN MOLDS. ))
OUT Q=the wooden molds.
6 05 39 00 - 53 00
IN Q=A lot of the molds
((BETH MYER: A LOT OF THE MOLDS AND OTHER THINGS FOR THE BUSINESS WERE STORED
IN THIS AREA OF THE BUILDING. FORTUNATELY A LOT WAS TAKEN OUT BEFORE THE FIRE.
BUT THE FAMILY IS CONCERNED THE HISTORY OF THE BUSINESS WAS LOST IN THE
OUT Q=in the blaze.
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IN Q=Not much left.
((NOT MUCH LEFT. ))
OUT Q=not much left.
But what the family didn't know is that someone is already working on a
history of the White Foundry.
Before the fire, Joel Richert was able to get about 30-thousand pieces from
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IN Q=We have an industrial site.
((JOEL RICHERT/GATHERING HISTORY: WE HAVE AN INDUSTRIAL SITE. AN ALMOST LOST
ART OF SAND CASTING. It IS NOT DONE MUCH. I WANTED TO LEARN MORE. ))
OUT Q=to learn more.
Richert is interviewing former foundry workers for an exhibit this spring.
Research materials will be donated to the Virginia Room at the public
Beth Myer, News 7.))
The government says the economy is looking strong -- stronger than many had
expected in the third quarter.
The gross domestic product surged four-point-two percent.
That's the biggest jump since the FOURTH quarter of last year.
The government says the surge in the third quarter was broad-based, with
help from consumer spending, business investment, home building and government
Stocks are lower following the government's report.
On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was DOWN 15 points.
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When we return --
The Indians chop Atanta's lead in the World Series,
and here's a stretch -- a local high school tennis team goes TUBING.
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The Cleveland Indians are still alive in the World Series.
Last night, they beat the Atlanta Braves in game five of the Series, and cut
the Braves lead to 3 games to 2.
In the first inning, Greg Maddox gives up two walks and a two run homer to
Charlie Manuel led the cheers from the dugout and the Indians were in front
Atlanta would tie it at 2, before the Indians score three in row.
The big blast and the winning run was a solo homer to deep center by Jim
(TOH'-mee)Thome off Patrick County native Brad Clontz.
SUPER=35-Cleveland/==5/Atlanta/==4/Braves Lead 3-to-2;
Ryan Klesko would inch the Braves within one in the ninth with a 2 run shot.
But the Indians hang on to win it 5-to-4.
The Friday Football Extra crews are all set to bring you the action from week
number nine tonight.
Here's where you'll find our cameras.
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Some Patrick Henry High School tennis players are courting a new product.
Actually, the school is a test market, and has teamed up with a tennis pro
to create a new conditioning program.
Jay Moore has the story.
SUPER=01-Jack Thompson/Tennis Pro; :12
SUPER=01-David Flanagan/P.H. Tennis Coach; :43
SUPER=01-Anne Logan Forsyth/P.H. Tennis Team; 1:03
SUPER=20-Jay Moore; 1:15
OUT Q=Moore, News-7.
For the last 6 weeks, the girls tennis team has been working with elastic
The idea is to train muscles and nerves to be quicker for tennis while
minimizing the training time.
((JACK THOMPSON/TENNIS PRO: IT'S WELL ESTABLISHED THAT IN ORDER FOR ANY
TRAINING PROGRAM, REGARDLESS OF THAT TRAINING PROGRAM CONSIST OF, BE SPORT
SPECIFIC, CONSIST OF MOVEMENTS AS SIMILAR AS POSSIBLE TO MOVEMENTS THAT ARE
REPLICATED IN YOUR GIVEN SPORT. ))
Team members work with it 25 minutes a day-- three to four times a week.
IN Q=Very Good
OUT Q=come on go!
((DAVID FLANAGAN/P.H. TENNIS COACH: THE GRIP STRENGTH WENT UP 8-10 POUNDS.
THAT HELPS BECAUSE EVERY EXERCISE YOU DO YOU ARE USING YOUR HANDS, SO THAT GRIP
STRENGTH WILL GO UP. ))
OUT Q=will go up
This exercise forces players to make correct movements and shift weight
through groundstrokes and volleys.
((ANNE LOGAN FORSYTH/P.H. TENNIS TEAM: AT THE BEGINNING WE DIDN'T LIKE IT VERY
MUCH BUT WE GOT USE TO IT. IT'S BEEN PRETTY GOOD I THINK IT'S IMPROVED US A
Thompson and Flanaghan both agree the weight room is important.
But they believe the best work is done on the court.
And who can dispute that...the team has gone on to win the Roanoke Valley
Jay Moore, News 7, Roanoke.))
Coming up in tonight's Health Check report...
A test for the breast cancer gene could be just around the corner.
News-7 at Six. Have a great weekend.
That story and more news tonight on NEWS-7 at FIVE, and stick around for