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Intense flames keep crews from recovering a second body at the site of a natural gas well explosion in Texas,
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and Boris Yeltsin shocks the White House by snubbing Al Gore. wx-head
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Yeltsin


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Russia's President Boris Yeltsin abruptly cancelled a scheduled meeting today with Vice President Al Gore, and went on vacation for two weeks.
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The sudden cancellation immediately raised questions about Yeltsin's health.
But aides said Yeltsin was not ill, adding he decided to slip in a vacation before his inauguration August 9th.
Vice President Gore arrived in Moscow Saturday, primarily for meetings with Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin on economic issues.
But, the Vice President did bring with him a strong message of U-S disapproval of renewed fighting in Chechnya.
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Northern-Ireland


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As one official put it "only a miracle is going to save the Northern Ireland peace process."
This morning, there are renewed fears of a return to full-scale terrorist violence in Northern Ireland.
Early yesterday morning a car bomb ravaged a country hotel capping off the worst week of rioting in a generation.
David Crabtree has the latest.
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SAUDI-BOMBING


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A top Saudi Arabian Prince opposes moving American soldiers to new housing that the Pentagon says would be less vulnerable to terrorism.
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The comments came as the F-B-I investigates last month's bombing in Dhahran that killed 19 U-S servicemen.
The F-B-I also learned that Saudi officials found the car used in the bombing only a few days after the attack, but delayed telling the U-S.
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TX-FIRE


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Texas officials hope to locate the second body today at the site of a fiery natural gas well explosion.
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One body has been recovered but intense heat has been hampering efforts to find the second victim of the Saturday night accident.
Blowout specialists are working to snuff the flame blasting from the well, which is creating heat in excess of one-thousand degrees.
They say it could take a week to extinguish.
Officials say a series of three explosions rocked the towering steel rig and reduced it to a pile of twisted rubble.
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1-Sports


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Turning now to sports --
The U-S men's Olympic basketball team posts its fifth straight exhibition win.
Roy Stanely has the highlights.
Good morning Roy.
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Pitts-Fatal


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A Danville man is dead following a motorcycle accident last night.
Police say 46-year-old Timothy Walter Roberts was driving along Route 863 in Pittsylvania County when he ran off the road.
Roberts was thrown from the motorcycle and died at the scene.


Valley-Metro


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Roanoke Mayor David Bowers says bus service in the Roanoke Valley may be coming to the end of the line.
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Federal cuts in funding for mass transit are making it more difficult for local governments to keep their busses on the road.
This year, the General Assembly refused to authorize a transportation district that could create a local fuels tax.
But Roanoke City Council members haven't given up on the idea, and last week the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors agreed to form a committee.
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Over the next several years, federal subsidies for mass transit are expected to dry up.
And Bowers says local governments intend to keep pressure on the General Assembly.

Common-Sense


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While it's important to plan for your financial future, first you need to consider your PRESENT financial status.
Len Besthoff explains in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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Cissel adds that it's important to save anything from three- to- six- months living expenses to put away in an emergency fund.

2-Scores


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In sports --
Ken Griffey made an immediate impact after being reactivated.
Griffey had a run-scoring double and a two-run homer in Seattle's 8-to-0 win over California.
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Intense flames prevent the recovery of a second body at the site of a natural gas well explosion in Texas.
One expert says it could take a week to put out the fire.
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A spectacular crash kills Jeff Krosnoff and a course worker near the end of the Toronto Molson-Indy.
Krosnoff's car was ripped to pieces after slamming into a fence.
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And Russian President Boris Yeltsin cancels today's meeting with Vice President Al Gore, again raising speculation about Yeltsin's health.
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And that's what's making news on this Monday July 15th.
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BORIS-Yelstin


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Just before a scheduled meeting with Vice President Al Gore at the Kremlin this morning, Russian President Boris Yeltsin abruptly backed out and began a two week vacation.
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The sudden cancellation immediately raised questions about Yeltsin's health.
But aides said Yeltsin was not ill, adding he decided to slip away to a resort before his inauguration August 9th.
Vice President Gore arrived in Moscow Saturday, primarily for meetings with Prime Minister Viktor (chehr-nuh-MEER'-din) Chernomyrdin on economic issues.
But, the Vice President did bring with him a strong message of U-S disapproval of renewed fighting in Chechnya.
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BOMBING


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Saudi Arabia's defense minister is opposed to U-S plans to move American troops to new housing that the Pentagon says would be safer.
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The comments came as the F-B-I investigates last month's bombing in Dhahran that killed 19 U-S servicemen.
The F-B-I also learned that Saudi officials found the car used in the bombing only a few days after the attack, but delayed telling the U-S.
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GAS-FIRE


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Workers at a natural gas fire will search for the body of the second victim today.
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The well in Dime Box, Texas exploded Saturday night, shooting up forty-foot flames and generating thousand-degree heat.
One body has been recovered but intense heat has been hampering efforts to find the second victim.
Blow-out specialists are working to snuff the flame blasting from the well, which is creating heat in excess of one-thousand degrees.
They say it could take a week to extinguish it.
The cause of the blast remains undetermined.
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Arts-Camp


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Students from all corners of Virginia are learning together at Radford University this summer.
An Arts Conservatory is providing intensive training for students of all ages.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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(( 41 year- old Tom Bone took a week off from his public relations job to learn how to create video cartoons.
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Video art was also a first for Melissa Rollings, a high school student who has long had a passion for drawing and painting.
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These students are learning what it takes to be IN the movies, or on stage.
J-D Roberto, a former soap opera actor and a choreographer for Disney theme parks shared his expertise, which included a dose of not-so-glamorous reality.
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((J.D. ROBERTO/ACTOR: IT'S HARD TO GET ACTING TRAINING WHEN YOU'RE IN HIGH SCHOOL BECAUSE USUALLY THE FOCUS IS ON PUTTING UP THE SCHOOL MUSICAL AT THE END OF THE YEAR. SO WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO GET TOGETHER AND JUST DO A WEEK OF INTENSIVE ACTING WORK. ))
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Some of these teenagers hope to dance their way into the limelight.
In all, about 90 students and teachers took part in the camp. The state department of education co-sponsored it, in the hope participants will share their new skills in their own schools and communities. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

3-Sports


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Ernie Irvan's racing career comes full circle since a near-fatal crash nearing two years ago.
Roy Stanley has the details in sports.
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Fatal


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A motorcycle accident kills a Danville man.
It happened last night at about 9:30.
Police say 46-year-old Timothy Walter Roberts was driving along Route 863 in Pittsylvania County when he ran off the road.
Roberts was thrown from the motorcycle and died at the scene.


Bus-Service


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Bus service in the Roanoke Valley may be coming to the end of the line.
That's what Roanoke Mayor David Bowers says.
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Federal cuts in funding for mass transit are making it more difficult for local governments to keep their busses on the road.
This year, the General Assembly refused to authorize a transportation district that could create a local fuels tax.
But Roanoke City Council members haven't given up on the idea, and last week the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors agreed to form a committee.
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Over the next several years, federal subsidies for mass transit are expected to dry up.
And Bowers says local governments intend to keep pressure on the General Assembly.

Floyd-Administrator


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A NEW man in town hopes HIS fresh ideas bring in more industries to Floyd County.
Roy Crawford is the new county administrator.
And as Denise Allen reports, he's spending most of his time educating the business community about the county.
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((Roy Crawford says the biggest challenge during his first three months on the job has been letting entrepreneurs know Floyd County is open for business.
He says the county has facilities available for any interested business owner.
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There is also an empty shell building just waiting for a tenant.
Crawford says a new business at that site, could be in the near future.
County Supervisors chose the Virginia Tech alum from more than sixty candidates.
Crawford has spent much of his career working in local government in the Richmond area.
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Crawford says this rural community needs new businesses.
A bigger tax base is required to meet the growing needs of the community
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Crawford says it's the atmosphere that will make Floyd County an easy sell.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Roanoke-Times


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This week on News-7 we'll be bringing you a series called Changing Times at the Roanoke Times.
Len Besthoff has spent the past four months on special assignment, researching this topic.
Part one will air this evening on News-7 at Six.
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Len joins us now for a sneak preview of what's coming up.
So what kind of changes are we talking about at the Roanoke Times?
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In addition to the series, Len is preparing a documentary that will air later this month, on July 27th and 28th.

4-Scores


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Ken Griffey returned to the Seattle lineup with a bang.
He ripped a two run homer and an R-B-I Double to lead the Mariners over the Angels.
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