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The F-B-I moves closer to the theory of sabotage in the crash of a 7-47 jetliner,
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and a strange accident in Roanoke involves three cars and a HOUSE.
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Showers and thunderstorms already have developed and will continue through this afternoon.
We'll look at the latest doppler radar imagery, and your complete local forecast, all coming up from the News 7 Weather Center.
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Don't go away, the news is next.

NY-Crash


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Search crews have recovered nearly half the bodies from T-W-A flight 800.
The Boeing 7-4-7, bound for Paris, blew up and crashed in the Atlantic shortly after takeoff from New York's Kennedy Airport.
The Coast Guard says there were no survivors among the 228 passengers and crew.
Federal investigators say it's still too early to tell if a bomb was responsible for the explosion--
But a law enforcement source says the F-B-I is moving toward that possibility based on accounts from Air National Guard pilots who witnessed the explosion.
Liz Mullen joins us from New York with the latest.
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((There is virtually nothing left of TWA Flight 800. Coast Guard search and rescue teams spent the whole night surveying the crash site some 20 miles into the Atlantic Ocean.
They have found many bodies, but precious little else.
Witnesses saw the plane blow up in mid-air before coming down in flames, leaving the ocean dotted with burning debris.
Early reports that it might have been a collision with a smaller plane proved to be unfounded.
The obvious speculation by everyone centers on sabotage... perhaps a bomb.
No one's ready to pinpoint a cause yet, but the FBI's anti-terrorist task force is leading the investigation, along with the national transportation safety board.
229 CORRECTION: 228 people died in the explosion and crash of the Paris-bound jet.
President Clinton threw his support behind the FBI investigation.))
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For information about passengers on flight 800,
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the T-W-A Hotline is 1-800 438-9892.
That's 1-800 438-9892.

STUDENT-reaction


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Among the 228 on board T-W-A Flight 800 were 16 high school students and five adult chaperones from a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania.
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This morning, relatives arrived in New York to face the grim task of having to identify them.
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Meantime, students and friends of the victims gathered at the Montoursville
(mahn-TOORZ'-vihl) high school, visibly shaken by the news.
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((DR. DANIEL CHANDLER/MONTOURSIVLLE HIGH SCHOOL PRINICIPAL:THESE ARE THE KIND OF KIDS I WOULD WANT AS MY OWN, EVERYONE IS JUST IN SHOCK.))
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The students were all members of the High School French Club.
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Jamison-Ax


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A bizarre accident this morning in southeast Roanoke... involving three vehicles and a HOUSE!
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Witnesses indicated it was caused by a woman who ran the stop sign at Seventh and Jamison.
Her car rammed into two others.
One of them struck the house.
Two people had to be pried loose from one of the vehicles and were taken to the hospital.
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Savino


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Death row inmate Joe Savino -- who admitted killing his male lover -- died by lethal injection shortly before 11:30 last night.
The execution was delayed two hours while Savino made a final appeal to the U-S Supreme Court and Governor Allen.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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(( He pleaded GUILTY to the murder of his former lover, Tom McWaters, in 1988.
He'd wanted a swift execution in 1990 -- but changed his mind.
He attempted suicide with a drug overdose in prison two years ago.
Joe Savino's life was finally taken by the state -- despite late hour legal wrangling.
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((TAMMY BROWN: DEATH WAS PRONOUNCED BY THE ATTENDING PHYSICIAN AT 11:22PM. NO COMPLICATIONS WERE NOTED.))
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Apparently there were complications.
It took the execution team 15 minutes to find a vein in the self-admitted drug addict's arm to support the lethal injection needle.
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((SONJA BARISIC/MEDIA WITNESS: HE MADE A BRIEF FINAL STATEMENT IN WHICH HE SAID HE WAS SORRY FOR WHAT HAPPENED TO TOM MCWATERS, BUT THAT HE DID NOT KILL MR. MCWATERS. ...LOVED THEM.))
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Joe Savino's father came to this execution, hoping for a last minute stay.
He says the result did NOT end the family's suffering.
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((JOE SAVINO, SR./SAVINO'S FATHER: I DON'T KNOW OF ANYONE EVEN IN SICKNESS THAT IF YOU LOSE A FAMILY MEMBER THAT IT'S A RELIEF. YOU ALWAYS HOPE FOR SOMETHING ELSE TO HAPPEN. IT'S NOT A RELIEF. NO.))
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Joe Savino's body is the 32nd Virginia has carried from the death chamber since the reinstatement of the death penalty.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Jarratt.))
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When News 7 returns,
More jobs are coming to Galax,
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and if you're spending your time shopping for food for the new cabbage soup diet, tune in.
Though some believe in it, most doctors say it's a hoax.
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Cabbage-Soup


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Maybe you're one of the many who've heard of the Fat Burning Cabbage Soup Diet.
It claims to be from the Sacred Heart Medical Center-- used there for heart patients who need to drop weight fast.
Reporter Connie Stevens had planned to feature the diet on Health
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Check-- but found it doesn't belong to the hospital after-all.
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Melanie, what we found out is that the phoney plan has been circulating around the world for the past decade.
To add to the confusion, there are those who claim it really works!
Take Jim Chidester of Roanoke....he just lost 69 pounds on the plan.
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((I'M EATING VEGETABLES MUCH MORE OFTEN, FRUITS MUCH MORE OFTEN, AND I FEEL LIKE THAT'S THE BIGGEST ISSUE IS THAT I'LL BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN BECAUSE I'VE CHANGED MY WHOLE PATTERN OF EATING. I'VE GOTTEN RID OF SWEETS, GOTTEN RID OF FATS, AND I'M VERY CONSCIOUS OF WHAT'S IN THE FOOD THAT I AM TAKING IN. AND AS LONG AS I MAINTAIN THAT PSYCHE I SHOULD BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN THIS WEIGHT.))
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Jim Chidester got the diet from a friend-- the menu centers on-- cabbage soup-- a brew of onions, peppers, tomatoes, celery.
That's become his dietary mainstay for the first three days of this seven day plan-- along with other fruits and vegetables.
Then on day four, things really get interesting.
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((JIM CHIDESTER: THURSDAY IS ONE OF MY MORE FAVORITE DAYS, IT'S BANANAS AND MILK DAY. IT'S ONE DAY I DON'T TAKE CLIENTS OUT. THERE'S NO PLACE THAT SERVES JUST BANANAS AND MILK AND IF THEY DO IT WOULD BE PRETTY BORING FOR THE CLIENT. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ARE MY TWO FAVORITE DAYS BECAUSE WE GET TO HAVE STEAK OR BEEF BOTH OF THOSE DAYS AND BY THE TIME SATURDAY IS OVER YOU'RE SICK OF BEEF FOR THE NEXT WEEK AND BY THE TIME FRIDAY ROLLS AROUND AGAIN YOU'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. SUNDAY IS BROWN RICE, VEGETABLES AND THE SOUP AND AS WE DISCUSSED IT'S PROBABLY THE MOST BORING DAY. ))
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But after nine weeks on the diet, Chidester says he's really not that bored-- he's also exercising, and he has more energy than ever.
At Lewis Gale's Health Management Center, one dietician is worried that such a reduction in calories can quickly put the dieter into ketosis, where the body starts burning fat for energy.
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((LEIGH ANN MATTHEWS/LEWIS GALE HEALTH MANAGEMENT CENTER DIETICIAN: IT'S WHAT DIABETICS WANT TO STAY AWAY FROM BECAUSE IT'S A VERY DANGEROUS STATE WE SHOULD NEVER TRY TO GET INTO KETOSIS. IT COULD LEAD TO COMA AS A WORST CASE SCENARIO AND PEOPLE HAVE DIED FROM GOING INTO KETOSIS. AND CERTAINLY NOT EVERYONE WHO GOES INTO KETOSIS HAS THOSE OUTCOMES IT'S CERTAINLY A POSSIBILITY. ))
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Matthews is also worried that as soon as dieters break off the rigidity of the diet, they'll gain the weight back....quickly.
Chidester though says he now has a plan.....and he's going to stick with it, as health-fully as possible.
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((JIM CHIDESTER: I'M GOING TO STAY ON SOME FORM OF THIS DIET FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. I'LL PROBABLY HAVE THAT SOUP AROUND AND IT HAS CHANGED MY EATING HABITS TREMENDOUSLY. ))
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One thing about this diet though, is when you drop down to less than 800 calories a day you ARE going to lose weight-- but you have to be careful not to lose your health with it.
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(Q & A: Interesting story....what else are you working on for today?)
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Well, since we're talking about food combinations here...today, the edible backyard.....
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Trees, bushes, shrubs, berries....there may be a host of delicacies right under your nose.
We'll hear from an expert on the topic from Ferrum College.
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So hope we'll see you back here for Health Check today, on News 7 at FIVE.
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Still to come on News 7 --
The top nominees for the 48th annual Emmy awards,
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and we'll have part three of our series on the changing times of the area's largest newspaper.
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EMMYS


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The medical dramas "E-R" and "Chicago Hope" lead the list of nominations for the 48th annual Emmy awards.
The nominees were named this morning in California.
E-R is up for 17 awards, including best drama.
H-B-O'S "The Larry Sanders Show" leads the comedy category with 12 nominations.
Angela Lansbury of "Murder, She Wrote" has her 16th nomination.
She's never won -- which is a record Emmy losing streak.
Winners will be announced September 8th in Pasadena, California.

Vaughan-Bassett


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The Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company is expanding the plant at its Galax headquarters.
The company is investing more than four million dollars in a building addition which will allow it to hire at least 50 new workers.
The city has agreed to correct stormwater drainage problems on the property and make street improvements.
The state is kicking in a 75-thousand-dollar incentive from the Governor's Opportunity Fund.

7/17A-Roanoke-Times


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A number of highly experienced writers have left the Roanoke Times in recent years.
What effect has their departure had on the paper?
Len Besthoff explores that question in part three of his series, Changing Times at the Roanoke Times.
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In the last few years the Roanoke Times has lost a Pulitzer Prize finalist, an award winning investigative reporter, and a business writer who worked at the paper more than four decades...to name a few.
The person in charge of the Times' day to day news operation says those departures and the loss of quite a few other key staffers is normal in a business known for its high turnover rate.
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((WENDY ZOMPARELLI/ROANOKE TIMES EDITOR: I DON'T THINK THAT WE'VE LOST PROPORTIONATELY MORE REPORTERS THAN ANY NEWSPAPER OUR SIZE. I THINK WHAT THE ABERRATION WAS THAT WE HAD SO LITTLE TURNOVER FOR SO LONG.))
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Wendy Zomparelli adds that a number of experienced people still work for the paper, and in many ways, the Roanoke Times has one of the best news staffs it has ever had.
But staffers both past and present admit a wholesale changing of the guard has its price.
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((DOUG PARDUE/FORMER ROANOKE TIMES REPORTER: YOU'VE LOST A LOT OF FAIRLY EXPERIENCED REPORTERS. AND NOT THAT THE YOUNG JOURNALISTS THAT HAVE BEEN HIRED ARE NOT GOOD JOURNALISTS. BUT THERE'S JUST A DISTINCTION BETWEEN PEOPLE WITH 10, 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE OR MORE, THAN THERE IS WITH SOMEONE WITH THREE, FIVE, ONE.))
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((SANDRA BROWN KELLEY/ROANOKE TIMES REPORTER: ANYTIME YOU ARE GOING THROUGH A LOT OF CHANGE AND BRINGING IN NEW PEOPLE THAT HAVE TO GET TO KNOW A COMMUNITY, AND WHO DON'T HAVE THE HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE ON COMPANIES OR SITUATIONS, THAT YOU LOSE A LITTLE BIT OF AN EDGE.))
On more than one occasion, people on the news staff at the Roanoke Times have said a new, strictly enforced team based program is a big reason why some people have left, and others are considering leaving.
In part four of our series we'll take a closer look at something called Continuous Improvement.
Len Besthoff, News-7. ))
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And you can catch part four tonight on News 7 at six and eleven.
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Stick around -
Not even magic can keep Shaquille O'Neal,
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and the Redskins won't miss any tricks this season.
The team's training camp opened today, and they say they're ready for the competition.
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Shaq


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Shaquille O'Neal is now a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.
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O'Neal's former club, the Orlando Magic, confirms their star center signed a seven year, 123- million dollar deal with the Lakers early this morning in a hotel room in Atlanta.
The Magic had offered O'Neal a seven-year pact worth 115 million dollars.
O'Neal has scheduled a 3 o'clock news conference.
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Schott


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Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott is in trouble with Major League Baseball again.
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Earlier this season Schott was suspended for two and a half years because of multiple racial and ethnic slurs over the past two years.
She stepped down on June 12-th and turned over control of the club to Reds controller John Allen.
Well, Major League Baseball has banned the Reds owner from entering her Riverfront Stadium office and her luxury suite.
Reports say on the first day of her suspension, Schott tried to attend a staff meeting but was told by Allen she could not attend.
And she's also accused of meddling in team operations.
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Skins


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The Washington Redskins opens training camp today at Frostburg State university, and your Hometown Station was the only Virginia television station there as the team arrived in town yesterday.
Mike Stevens and photographer Scott Ayers have more on the Redskins arrival in Frostburg.
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wrap

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And that's it for News 7 at Noon.
Stay tuned to your Hometown Station throughout the day for updates on the We'll see you back here for News 7 at Five and Six. crash of Flight 800.