Coming up on News 7 at Noon,
Roanoke police are investigating two deaths, after a son finds his parents'
We'll have a live report,
...and rabies is on the rise in Henry County.
Officals may take additional steps to keep the disease under control.
Persistent sunshine will actually be tamed a bit by the possibility of
clouds and showers late tomorrow afternoon.
I'll have the complete weather outlook coming up shortly from the News 7
Don't go away News 7 at Noon is next.
A husband and wife were found dead in their apartment in southwest Roanoke
Police have released their identities, but there's NO word yet on HOW they
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Scott Prince has been following this story--
Scott what's the latest?
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There's no end in sight to a fast-moving wildfire about 60 miles north of
More than 200 buildings have burned.
Now a town of about 48 hundred people is threatened.
Heavy smoke has closed the ONLY highway linking Alaska's two main cities.
Bill Whitaker reports from Anchorage.
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The F-B-I reportedly is considering taking tougher measures against the
Freemen's Montana Ranch.
"The New York Times" reports the agency may cut the Freemen's T-V, cellular
telephone, and radio communications.
The F-B-I's standoff with the anti-government group is now 74 days old.
Rabies is on the RISE in Henry County.
FOUR confirmed cases this year may have county officials adding tougher
Kimberly McBroom reports.
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((Rabid raccoons have been taking a bite out of some Henry county canines.
Three of the four recent rabies cases have involved raccoon attacks on dogs.
Health officials say residents should be on guard.
((DR. ELIZABETH ROYCROFT/HENRY CO.-M'VILLE HEALTH DEPT.: CAUTION YOUR CHILDREN
PARTICULARLY, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER GO NEAR A WILD ANIMAL THAT IS SUDDENLY
APPROACHABLE, BECAUSE THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH THAT ANIMAL. ))
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: ALTHOUGH THE RABIES CASES HAVE BEEN LARGELY
CONCENTRATED IN THE PHILPOTT LAKE AREA OF HENRY COUNTY-- HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY
THE RISK EXTENDS COUNTY- WIDE AND BEYOND. ))
((WE'LL HAVE TO LOOK FOR IT ANY PLACE IN HENRY COUNTY. WE HAVE TO LOOK FOR IT
ANY PLACE NOW IN FRANKLIN, PATRICK, HENRY, AND MARTINSVILLE. ))
Dr. Roycroft has advice on making your home less inviting to raccoons, and
safer for pets.
Be sure to vaccinate both dogs and cats-- which are becoming more prone to
Also, keep trash can lids closed tightly, and avoid leaving food outside
where wild animals can easily find it. End Pre-pro
The recent outbreak has prompted county officials to consider doing door-
to- door checks, to make sure pets are getting their shots.
((SID CLOWER/HENRY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: BECAUSE OF THE HIGH INCIDENTS OF RABIES,
AS REPORTED BY THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, WE FEEL THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE
A MORE CONCERTED EFFORT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE DOING WHAT'S REQUIRED OF THE
COUNTY BY STATE LAW. ))
While the regulations would be stricter on pet owners, Clower says they'll
encourage people to take better care of their animals-- and educate themselves
more about a deadly disease.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Henry County.))
A Bedford County school bus driver is charged with molesting a 9-year-old
Officials say the victim is NOT one of the children on the driver's route.
31-year-old Walter Pugh is charged with one count EACH of aggravated sexual
battery, indecent exposure and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Authorities say when Pugh was hired, he passed a criminal background check.
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Still to come on News 7,
The D-Day foundation in Bedford County announces its plans for a fundraising
and crowded schools in Lynchburg have residents concerned - but they're NOT
happy with suggestions on HOW to deal with the problem.
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Residents of Stewartsville say they are begging for help.
Today, they asked the Commonwealth Transportation Board to speed up
improvements on Route 24.
Most of the people who turned out for today's construction hearing in
Salem, were there in support of Route 24 improvements.
They say the road between Roanoke and Smith Mountain Lake is overloaded and
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SUPER=01-Dale Wheeler/Bedford Co. Supervisor;
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State Transportation officials say there is NO doubt the improvements are
needed, but right now other projects in the district have priority.
A campaign got underway today to raise money for a national D-Day memorial
in Bedford County.
The memorial will be a replica of the battlefield in Normandy, France during
the World War two invasion.
It will also include a visitor's center, museum and educational center.
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((BOB SLAUGHTER/CHAIRMAN, NAT'L D-DAY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION;
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The campaign is being headed by the D-Day Memorial Foundation.
So far the group has raised one-million dollars from area counties, but is
still about seven million short of its goal.
The building will be completed in 1999 and will stand near the Elk's
National Home in Bedford.
Today's the fifty-second anniversary of the D-Day invasion...the largest
air, land, and sea invasion in history.
Parts of Lynchburg are experiencing fast residential growth and educators
are wondering IF they need to REDRAW school districts.
As Steve Smallshaw reports, officials could face pressure from BOTH parents
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SUPER=01-Larry Carey/Lynchburg Council Member; :59
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(( About two dozen parents and students turned out for the public hearing,
mostly just to listen to the reasons why Lynchburg may need to redraw its
middle and high school attendance zones.
It's been 25 years since the last major high school redistricting, and
school officials appreciate how emotional an issue it can be.
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((BARRY CAMPBELL/LYNCHBURG CITY SCHOOLS: OBVIOUSLY PARENTS WANT THEIR CHILDREN
TO ATTEND THE SCHOOL THAT THEY'VE BEEN ATTENDING, SO WE'RE VERY SENSITIVE TO
THAT KIND OF CHANGE, WE'RE VERY SENSITIVE TO MAKING ANY KIND OF DISTRICT CHANGE
AND RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT MOVE.))
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((If the school board is going to redistrict, it will have to do it soon.
Lynchburg city council already has approved plans for a large housing
development for the area northwest of here on Wiggington Road, and everyone
agrees it's easier to redistrict land than it is people.))
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The consensus is that land would be switched from the E.C. Glass high school
district over to Heritage.
But city councilman Larry Carey told the crowd that may not sit well with
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((LARRY CAREY/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I HAD UNDERSTOOD THAT SOMEONE SAID THEY
MAY NOT GO FORWARD WITH THE DEVELOPMENT UNLESS IT WOULD STAY IN THE GLASS AREA.
I CAN'T CONFIRM THAT, SO IT'S NOT FAIR TO SAY I KNOW IT'S TRUE.))
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Carey says developers shouldn't be able to dictate school districts.
No decision is expected for at least two weeks, and any redistricting would
NOT affect students in either high school next year.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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When News 7 returns,
Virginians say they want a bigtime baseball team without a bigtime bill.
We'll show you the results of a recent News 7 poll,
and Princess Diana made a BIG entrance at last night's gala in Chicago.
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Virginians say they are ready to cheer for their OWN major league baseball
team -- but NOT to pay for it.
In a new News 7- Roanoke Times poll, 69- percent of those polled say they
APPROVE of efforts to bring a team to northern Virginia.
But 63- percent say they oppose spending 150 to 175- million dollars in
public funds to help pay for it.
Surprisingly, the poll shows little difference between support for baseball
in northern Virginia -- where the stadium would probably be -- and in the rest
of the state.
74- percent of northern Virginians said yes to baseball.
68- percent of downstaters say okay.
The most viable option to help pay for baseball is a special sports lottery
50- percent of voters said they would favor such a game.
40- percent said no.
10- percent were undecided.
All eyes were on Princess Diana last night as she danced with celebrities at
a gala in her honor at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History.
The event raised money for cancer research.
Earlier in the day at a cancer symposium the princess spoke to some of the
nation's top medical experts about the need for more public education and
funding for research.
On that note, her visit this week is expected to raise more than a million
dollars for the cause.
A British-based company is making a 25-million dollar investment in Henry
Drake Extrusions officially opened its NEW plant in Martinsville yesterday.
The company makes fibers used in carpets and upholstery.
It will eventually bring about 120 jobs to the area.
Drake is the U-S subsidiary of Readicut Group, a company based in England.
The new plant is a result of Governor Allen's trade mission to England last
year, aimed at boosting foreign investment in Virginia.
A steep decline in interest rates has failed to help stocks keep early
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was
UP just under a half of a point.
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Stick around - Patrick has sports next, including the FIRST game of the NBA
and the LAST game of the high school State- Group Two- A soccer season.
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William Fleming introduces its new head basketball coach this afternoon, but
there's nothing new about him.
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News 7 Sports has learned Roland Lovelace, the school's successful girls
head coach for many years, will take over the boy's program
He will also likely move over to the high school as a teacher next year.
He replace Burrall Paye, who stepped down in the middle of last season.
A heart-break ending to a great season.
William Byrd's soccer team was one goal shy of winning the Group Two A State
But a last second save held the Terriers.
Roy Stanley has more.
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SUPER=01-Jeff Highfill/Terrier Head Coach; :59
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((After three straight trips to the final four, The Terriers were ready to cash
in on a state title.
And Byrd's all state player Michael Berry got the Terriers off to a god
start. Berry picks up lose ball and blows past the Warriors and scores the
goal to make it one to nothing Byrd in the first half.))
((MICHAEL BERRY/SCORED TWO GOALS: ))
((Berry was right. The Warriors came out in the second half Jeff Dolezal gets
the header on the pass from Jon Likowski and the game was tied at 1 to 1 two
minutes into the half.
The Warriors led 2 to 1 until the Terriers get the ball into Berry he
scores with less than a minute left in the game ended regulation tied at 2 to
The two teams battled to a shootout and Caccese, an all state goalie came
up with the big play stopping this shot and giving the Warriors the 3 to 2 win
and a state soccer championship.))
((STEVE CACCESE/ALL STATE GOALIE: ))
((JEFF HIGHFILL/TERRIER HEAD COACH: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
Basketball fans may have been sleepless in Seattle last night as their
Supersonics fell to the Bulls in the opening game of the NBA finals.
Michael Jordan scored 28 points and Toni Kukoc (KOO-COE) ignited a
fourth-quarter charge as the Bulls stampeded 107-to-90 over the SuperSonics.
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Meanwhile, Rodman was sporting a new color scheme for championship series.
With or without the rainbow colored 'do, the Bulls, with Rodman and Michael
Jordan leading the way, are 10-to-1 favorites according to odds-makers.
Meantime, Roanoke is well-represented at the NBA finals--courtside that is.
Roland Lazenby, a Radford University professor, is watching the Bulls every
He left Roanoke to continue work on the official book of the Bulls' record
It's entitled "BULL RUN" and it has kept Lazenby on the run. Mike Stevens
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(( Bull Run is Lazenby's 31st book since 1984 when he wrote Ralph Sampson
biography, "Life Above The Rim."
Last year he wrote the complete history of the Chicago Bulls to commemorate
the team's 30th anniversary.
It has sold very well, although finding it Roanoke isn't always easy.
Nothing archaic about Phil Jackson's coaching methods in Chicago.
In fact Jackson, who has been labeled by some as a Zen Christian has embraced
Lazenby also has become a friend and admirer or Dennis Rodman, although he
admits nothing from his formative years as a child in Wytheville prepared him
for Rodman's antics.
Mike Stevens, News 7 Sports.))
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Coming up in tonight's Health Check Report on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
Tackling the birds and the bees-- what's the BEST way to discuss sex with
We'll tell you about the YWCA's program "Discussing Sexuality with your teen
withOUT losing your cool" tonight on NEWS-7 at Five, then stick around for
News-7 at Six.
Have a great day.