After a ten day strike, the teamsters and UPS officials will talk again
The autopsy report is released with new disturbing details into Jon Benet
Plus the search continues for ten hikers feared dead after a flash flood
washed through an Arizona canyon.
One body already has been found, and one person survived.
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And see why thousands of crabs are congregating off a beach in England.
We'll tell you what this is all about.
Join us for news 7 at eleven.
JonBenet Ramsey's pigtails were tangled in the cord used to strangle her.
Just one of many disturbing details in the complete autopsy released today.
Jonathan Freed has more.
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((Amomg other things, the six year-old beauty queen was lying on her back, with
her arms over her head.
The body was covered with a sweatshirt and a blanket.
She was wearing a white knit shirt, and panties with red stains and urine
There was a drawing of a heart in red ink on the palm of one hand. She was
wearing an I-D bracelet inscribed with the date December 25th 1996. And she
had a gold cross around her neck.
MIMI WESSON/LAW PROFESSOR:
Also wrapped around her neck was a white synthetic cordwith another tied
around her right wristand a stick, which police believe was used to tighten the
cord around the neck.
The girl's body was found by her parents, who police say are the focus of the
investigation. The Ramsey's insist they're innocent. Police have not laid any
Despite wide-ranging rumors, there is still no conclusive evidence of sexual
And the report does not estimate a time of death. Jonathan Freed CBS News,
United Parcel Service and its striking union will begin talking again
Labor Secretary Alexis Herman convinced the two sides to meet-
But it doesn't appear either side is budging.
((RON CAREY/TEAMSTERS' PRESIDENT: I AM NOT OPTIMISTIC I SEE NO SIGN THAT THE
COMPANY IS GOING TO OFFER ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE SAME OFFER OF TIME JOBS.))
((GINA ELLRICH/UPS: RIGHT NOW THE PROPOSALS WE HAVE GOTTEN BACK FROM THE UNION
WOULD VIRTUALLY CRIPPLE ARE BUSINESS. THEY ARE IMPOSSIBLE.))
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185 thousand Teamsters workers have been on strike for ten days.
The Virginia Court of Appeals says a secret hearing in a Roanoke County
murder case violated the first amendment.
In May, Judge Roy Willet closed the competency hearing for Earl Bramblett.
Bramblett is charged with killing four members of a Vinton family.
During the hearing, three psychologists testified about the defendant.
Judge Willet sealed the testimony, saying it was necessary to protect
Bramblett's right to a fair trial.
The Appeals Court disagreed, saying the public had a right to be there,
because competency hearings can sometimes delay a trial indefinitely.
The court documents will remain sealed until Judge Willet orders them
Attorneys for the defense and prosecution had no comment on the ruling.
Three weeks after an historic Lynchburg building went up in flames, its
tenants are trying to recover.
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The John Marshall Lodge on Church Street burned more than three weeks ago,
taking three local businesses with it.
One of them is Dawson Ford-Garbee Real Estate-- It's been working furiously
to stay in business.
The company has relocated to temporary quarters on Old Forest Road while a
new building is constructed next door.
It should be ready in about six weeks.
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((REPORTER: FOR THE MOST PART, DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE PUT THE FIRE BEHIND YOU?
WAYNE RAMSEY/DAWSON FORD GARBEE: I'VE TRIED AS BEST I COULD. I'M TIRED OF
HAVING TO SMELL THE REMNANTS OF IT. I MEAN THAT'S SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED LAST
MONTH. THIS IS AUGUST NOW, AND WE'VE GOT THE REST OF OUR SUMMER SALES.))
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Ramsey says the company has "not" seen any drop in sales because of the
Meanwhile, the Lynchburg fire Marshal's office has said it appears the
entire building may have to come down.
Members of the Masonic Temple are hoping to rebuild, but no final decision
has been reached.
A fire sprinkler used in residential buildings is under investigation.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is scrutinizing the Omega sprinkler
head, which failed to operate one-third of the time during testing.
There are several kinds of sprinkler heads used in buildings.
The Omega can be identified by its wide chrome ring, and the distinctive
three tier heat collector in the center.
Officials at Magic City Sprinkler in Roanoke say the head would most likely
be used in hospitals, hotels, nursing homes and residential housing.
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((CHARLES MCGHEE/MAGIC CITY SPRINKLER: WE DIDN'T USE THAT PARTICULAR SPRINKLER
HEAD A LOT BECAUSE IT WAS MORE EXPENSIVE, THERE WAS OTHER SPRINKLER HEADS THAT
WOULD DO THE JOB THE SAME WAY AND DUE TO ECONOMICS WE DIDN'T USE IT. I'M
THANKFUL WE DIDN'T, BECAUSE EVEN ONE FAILURE'S TOO MANY. ))
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McGhee says whenever his workers find someone using the Omega, they warn
them of the risk, and notify the manufacturer, Central Sprinkler Corporation of
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If you find the sprinkler in your home or business, you can notify Central
Sprinkler at 1-800-523-6512 during regular business hours.
Financing a college education is expensive, but today some area students got
an 8-thousand dollar boost.
TAP's Project Discovery awarded academic scholarships to fourteen students.
The Project is a community based program aimed at helping low-income students
gain access to higher education.
Shana Waller received the largest scholarship of 17-hundred dollars.
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((SHANA WALLER/SCHOLARSHIP WINNER: IT GIVES PEOPLE WHO MAYBE NOT HAVE THE
OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT COLLEGES AND EXPERIENCE COLLEGE LIFE AND SEE THE GOOD
BENEFITS OF COLLEGE..TO ACTUALLY GET A TASTE OF THAT AND THEN IT MAKES THEM
SUPER=01-Shana Waller/Scholarship Recipient
OUT Q=them want it
As part of the program, students visit colleges and receive academic
IN Q=All of the students come
((TED EDLICH/EXEC. DIRECTOR TAP: ALL OF THESE STUDENTS COME LOW-INCOME HOMES
AND FINANCES ARE A CRITICAL ISSUE AND SO THESE SCHOLARSHIPS WILL HELP THEM GAIN
ENTRANCE TO UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES THEY'RE ATTENDING THIS YEAR ))
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Program Discovery works in conjunction with Roanoke College, Virginia Western
Community College and Roanoke City Schools.
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Stay with us, in a few moments we'll introduce you to a poetry slam,
but first...the search continues in Arizonia as a flash flood sweeps away a
group of tourists.
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The search continues for ten hikers feared dead
after a flash flood in a normally dry Arizona canyon.
One body was already found washed downstream-
And person survived- a hiking guide.
But searchers say they're not optimistic about finding anyone else alive.
((BILL DIAK/PAGE FIRE DEPT.: WE'VE SEARCHED THE AREA NOW IT'S A MATTER OF
SEARCHING DEBRIS AND SLOTS AND THINGS TRAPPED UNDER THINGS.))
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Police say the group was warned of flash flooding- but the tour company
says there was no indication of trouble.
Rescuers plan to use divers, dogs and miniature submarines to search
Virginia Military Institute faculty are enjoying some friendly competition in
The new hires are learning to work together as a cohesive body for the
About 30 new recruits and a few veterans are getting a boost of confidence in
They're learning skills on the camp ground to take back to the classroom.
More females are joining the faculty and staff of V-M-I this year, but they
say the program at Wilderness Adventure helps them relate to both sexes.
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((ANNA CROCKETT/LEARNING CENTER DIRECTOR:SOMEBODY SAID EARLIER THAT IT DOES
GIVE YOU AN APPRECIATION FOR HOW INCOMING STUDENTS MUST FEEL FACING SOME OF
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And News 7 will have special coverage for you on Monday--
that's the day the first women cadets report to Virginia Military Institute.
News 7 at 5 and News 7 at 6 will be live from Lexington on that day,
with coverage of the cadets' first day.
Volunteers are working to keep Claytor Lake free from debris.
With help from some local inmates, they expect to remove about 900-tons of
tree limbs and trash.
Teresa Hamilton has more.
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(( Claytor Lake is one of Virginia's most prized possessions-- but trees and
other debris that clog the lake-- are an eyesore and a safety hazard.
IN Q=The property
((RONNIE POWERS/"FRIENDS OF CLAYTOR LAKE BD. MEMBER: THE PROPERTY VALUES ARE
IMPACTED, OF COURSE, BUT IT'S ACTUALLY THE SUSTAINABILITY OF THE LAKE, IF THIS
WERE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE THAT LITTLE RECESS WOULD FILL UP, IT'D BE TRASH, IT'D
BE UNSAFE, IT'D BE DANGEROUS AND THEN THE REST OF THE LAKE WOULD BE IMPACTED.
OUT Q=be impacted.
Ronnie Powers is a member of "Friends of Claytor Lake"-- the group that's
devised a plan to keep the lake clean.
Nat Sound of Chain Saw
For the past two years-- members have been working with various COUNTY
agencies to clear out trash and other debris-- using special equipment and
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((RONNIE POWERS/"FRIENDS OF CLAYTOR LAKE" BD. MEMBER: IT'S ONE OF THE KEY
FACTORS IN MAKING THIS THING WORK, AS ECONOMICALLY AS IT DOES, THEY GIVE US A
DAY, AND EACH DAY THAT THEY WORK HERE, THEY GET A DAY OFF OF THEIR SENTENCE.))
OUT Q=their sentence.
It's a tough job-- but believe it or not-- it's easier than it was last
year-- when the inmates didn't have access to a generator and conveyor belt--
donated by American Electric Power.
IN Q=You'd be
((STAN CRIGGER/PULASKI CO. EMERGENCY SERVICES COOR.:YOU'D BE SURPRISED WHAT'S
OUT THERE AND WHAT BECOMES AVAILABLE, THERE SEEMS TO BE A LOT OF INTEREST FROM
THE LAKE POINT OF VIEW, A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO GIVE OF THEIR MEANS AND
HELP SO IT COULD WORK FOR OTHER JURISDICTIONS, I'M SURE. ))
OUT Q=i'm sure.
Last year-- 450 tons of debris were removed from the lake, but with the
improved system, they hope to double that amount.
"Friends of Claytor Lake" is also involved in other projects-- like water
monitoring and boat safety.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Pulaski County.))
Coming up a little later, health problems end a road trip for a country
and we'll see why a crowded ocean is leaving some people feeling a little
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there is an anchor tag!
Most of us are exposed to poetry in English class, and then that's the end
But if you want to see how poetry has changed in the last ten years, you
should go to a poetry slam.
Andrew Freiden explains.
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SUPER=01-Julia Ann Delbridge/Slam Poet; :40
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((JULIA ANN DELBRIDGE/SLAM POET: OFF THE PAGE, AND ONTO THE STAGE!!! ))
A poetry slam is a way for poets to take their art to the people.
The slams are usually held in coffeehouses or bars.
((HEATHER BLUE/SLAM ORGANIZER: IT IS MORE OF A PERFORMANCE THING AS WELL AS A
LITERARY THING. EVERYONE'S GOT A LITTLE BIT OF A HAM IN THEM-- JUST LIKE TO
GET UP ON STAGE AND PERFORM.))
The poets at Roanoke's Poetry slam get 3 minutes to recite their original
works, and then the audience lets the poet know how they liked it.
((NAT SOUND: APPLAUSE))
((JULIA ANN DELBRIDGE/SLAM POET: PEOPLE ARE ENJOYING IT, PEOPLE ARE ENJOYING
POETRY, IT'S FUN!! AND THEN YOU GET SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE LIKE --in whinny
voice-- IT'S NOT REAL POETRY, IT'S NOT REAL POETRY, IT'S NOT PUBLISHED, IT'S
NOT IN THE ACADEMIC JOURNALS YET... BUT IT'S CREEPING IN THERE.))
Rita Sizemore is an english professor-- she says her colleagues who are
skeptical have never even been to a poetry slam.
((RITA SIZEMORE RIDDLE/RADFORD UNIVERSITY ENGLISH PROFESSOR: BUT THOSE OF US
WHO GO WHO TEACH POETRY AND ALSO GO TO SLAMS, FIND THERE'S A REAL WEDDING
BETWEEN THE MOTION, AND THE EMOTION, AND THE INTELLECT.))
There is some reason to this rhyme. The competitors are judged, Olympic
Style, and the winner takes home 10 dollars--
...which helps to pay for the beer.
Andrew Freiden news 7 Roanoke.))
If you want to check out Roanoke's Poetry Slam-- it's held the first Tuesday
of every month at the Full Moon Cafe in Downtown Roanoke.
You could call it a crab convention- but we're not talking about grouchy
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These are the real thing-Tens of thousands of crabs.
They're in water 15 feet deep often piled ten deep- off the beach in
The divers who found the crabs are calling it a wonder of the underworld.
Previously it was thought gatherings like this were for mating- but it now
seems it's for survival.
The crabs come into the coast in the summer to molt.
They shed their old shells and swell-up as they new one grows, so they're
soft and vulnerable to prey. Instead of hiding for protection, they cluster and
find safety in numbers.
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Mattel has produced a UVa Barbie for retail sale this year.
The toy company is featuring 19 colleges from across the country in this
first year of "University Barbies."
Each school also gets an 8 percent royalty from the sale of the dolls.
Sorry, no Tech doll at this time, although other state schools could be
featured in the future.
The Carolina Panthers play their third preseason game later tonight in Kansas
City against the Chiefs.
Kerry Collins will be out with his broken jaw, but he will at least have the
taste of satisfaction.
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Collins suffered the break last Saturday when the Broncos Bill Romanowski hit
him from the blind side with his helmet right under the chin.
Last night the league fined Romanowski $20 thousand bucks for quote "ramming
Collins in the neck, chin, and face with his helmet."
Romanowski insists he was not trying to injure Collins, who will be out of
action for at least 5 weeks.
The Salem Avalanche came into last night's battle with Wilmington needing a
win to stay close to Kinston.
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It was "Men with Hats" night at the Salem Memorial Yard, as free caps were
passed out at the gate.
Salem took a three to nothing lead in the first on Chad Gambill's single that
drives in Elvis Pena and Tal LIght and things are looking good.
But, Wilmington's Shawn McNally jacked up a three run homer in the third to
plate Emiliano Escandon and
Michael Evans. The Rocks went up 7-to-3, but Salem comes back to win it
The final major of the year, the PGA, tees off later this morning at the
Winged Foot Gold Club in New York.
Youth is expected to prevail this week with Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson,
Justin Leonard and Ernie Els leading the way and leading new fans to the game.
((TIGER WOODS/1997 MASTERS CHAMP:))
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Late night coverage of the tournament begins on Your Hometown Station tonight
and continues through the weekend.
The Scott Robertson junior golf tournament is now two thirds of the way over
at the Roanoke Country Club.
Golfers from 33 states and six foreign countries are battling for the top
Scotland is represented by the British junior champion David Ingles and
Miller is playing in the tournament for the first time, and he's found the
Roanoke Country Club course to be a lot different than those he's accustomed to
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((ROSS MILLER/GLASGOW, SCOTLAND: ))
SUPER=01-Ross Miller/Glasgow, Scotland Golfer; :
OUT Q=.........it's trickier."
Ken Lewis from Massachusetts leads the boy's 15-to-18 year olds with a 139
two day total, while Trent Fizer and Michael Barbosa are tied for the lead in
the 13 & 14 boy's group
The girls' action Jennifer Selfinger leads the 13 & 14 year olds and Laura
Myerscough is on top in the 15-to-18 year old age group.
Still to come on News 7 sports tonight, Steve Mason joins us from UVA
with a preseason look at the Virginia Cavaliers as they attempt to fill a
number of vacancies on both sides of the ball.
The UVa football team played meet the media today in Charlottesville.
Steve Mason was there and he has more on a team that is getting very little
recognition in this preseason.
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SUPER=01-Aaron Brooks/UVa Quarterback; :54
SUPER=01-Shannon Taylor/UVa Defensive End; 1:10
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And finally, who says fighters from different walks of life don't stick
together. This afternoon the Roanoke City Boxing Association
received a 3-thousand dollar contribution from the Roanoke City Fire
The check was presented to officials of the boxing club by Richard Sarver,
President of the Fire Fighters Association.
((RICHARD SARVER/PRES. ROANOKE FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION: ))
((JIM TROUT/CHAIRMAN OF ROANOKE CITY BOXING ASSOCIATION: ))
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SUPER=01-Jim Trout/Chairman of Roanoke Boxing Assn.; :10
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The donation highlighted the upcoming Boxing and Barbecue that will be held
at the National Guard Armory this Saturday.
Country singer Waylon Jennings is taking a break.
The 60 year old singer is cancelling his shows through the summer.
His manager says Jennings is exhausted and is still suffering from upper
Jennings had a triple bypass in 1988 and also suffers from diabetes.
Even though he won't be performing live this summer, Jennings
will still work in the studio.
There is no word on when the country music superstar will return to the
A group of Britains may get tired of playing the field.
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But that's understandable when you consider they're playing in the world's
Designer Adrian Fisher talked a farmer into letting him cut a nine acre maze
in his corn crop.
It's the size of four football fields and features more than four miles of
Maps are provided to keep people from getting lost.
Children get white flags to wave above the maze.
No one will be lost more than six weeks.
After that the crop will be cut down and sold for animal feed.
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