Negotiators in the U-P-S strike are face to face this afternoon, but hardly
seeing eye to eye.
Officials of both U-P-S and the Teamsters Union are holding their first
session since negotiations collapsed last weekend.
But it's being billed as a discussion only.
The strike is now 11 days old.
The worst mass killer in U-S history is expected to be formally sentenced
today in Denver.
Last month a jury recommended Timothy McVeigh receive the death penalty for
the 19-95 Oklahoma City bombing.
McVeigh remained silent during his trial, but this time he reportedly will
make a statement.
After the sentencing, McVeigh's attorneys head to a federal appeals court to
seek a new trial.
Jonathan Freed joins us from Denver with the latest.
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Three homes in Martinsville have high levels of harmful gases in their
Residents called the Environmental Protection Agency after seeing a frothy
substance running down Smith Lake Road.
The results are in and the E-P-A says it's a cause for concern.
There are high levels of a gasoline derivative in three basements.
Smaller amounts of these gases were found in three more homes and in the
soil, but the water was clean.
E-P-A officials suggest this could be caused by storing a gas-powered
lawnmower in a basement, for example.
But they add the gases would take a long time to sicken anyone.
The E-P-A will be on hand next week to ventilate these homes and test the
living rooms and children's rooms.
The burning and decapitation of a black man in Grayson County has the
justice department trying to determine if it was a hate crime.
The two white men charged with the killing are set for a preliminary hearing
G-P Johnson was burned alive and then beheaded after attending a party with
a group of friends.
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Police charged 42- year- old Louis Ceparano with capital murder and robbery.
Charged with first-degree murder and robbery is 36- year- old Emmett
A hearing in the case against the man accused of killing four members of a
Vinton family has been ruled unconstitutional.
In May, Judge Roy Willet closed the competency hearing for Earl Bramblett.
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.
Three weeks ago the John Marshall Lodge in downtown Lynchburg went up in
smoke, taking three local businesses with it.
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This was the scene last month, but since then cleanup crews have removed
most of the debris left by the fire.
Dawson Ford-Garbee Real Estate was one of the tenants-- 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.
IN Q=For the most
((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.))
SUPER=01-Wayne Ramsey/Dawson Ford Garbee; :03
OUT Q=our summer sales.
Ramsey says the company has NOT seen any drop in sales because of the fire.
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.
The search has resumed in Arizona for a group of hikers
feared dead in a flash flood.
One hiker was rescued.
But one body was recovered and ten others are still missing.
The hikers were walking through a narrow canyon when a summer rain storm
sent a wall of water at least ten feet high barreling toward them.
((IT WOULD BE LIKE WALKING INTO A MACK TRUCK AT 60 MILES AN HOUR WHEN THAT
WATER HIT THEM. ))
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The police chief of the Navajo Nation, where the canyon is located, says the
tour group was warned of the threat of flooding.
Most of the hikers were from France.
New faculty members at Virginia Military Institute are overcoming some
unique obstacles to get to know each other.
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
SUPER=01-Anna Crockett/Learning Center Director;
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And Monday the first co-ed class will report to post at V-M-I.
News 7 at five and six will be live from Lexington.
T-V evangelist Robert Schuller is no longer facing an assault charge in New
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Federal prosecutors agreed to drop the misdemeanor charge provided
Schuller enter a six-month federal supervision program and pay an 11-hundred
dollar fine to the F-A-A.
Schuller allegedly roughed up a flight attendant in June on a flight from
Los Angeles to New York City.
A California man's effort to reveal
"high-risk" child molesters is now a Web site on the Internet.
Ken LaCorte has listed the names of convicted sex offender in the Los
He and some volunteers got the information from a police data base that's
available to the public.
But the American Civil Liberties Union says some of the information may not
be unreliable and innocent people could be harmed.
Across the country forms of alternative medicine are growing in popularity.
In Roanoke, the Health and Wellness Center is providing holistic approaches
IN Q=When I was going
((BONNIE MURDOCK: WHEN I WAS GOING TO THE MEDICAL DOCTOR THEY WERE GIVING ME
MEDICINE THAT WAS CAUSING ME TO HAVE A REACTION TO THE MEDICINE.. SO THIS IS
DEFINITELY A COMPLETE TURN AROUND..AND I DON'T HAVE ANY REACTION TO THIS ))
OUT Q=any reaction to this
For Murdock alternative medicine has helped her to alleviate chronic shoulder
Occupational Therapist Cindy Hodges uses myofascial release and muscle energy
as a treatment.
IN Q=I was using myofascial
((CINDY HODGES/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST: I WAS USING MYOFASCIAL RELEASE WHICH IS
A DEEP TISSUE WORK TO HELP LOOSEN UP CONNECTIVE TISSUE THAT MAYBE TIGHTENED
DOWN FROM AN INJURY))
SUPER=01-Cindy Hodges/Occupational Therapist
OUT Q= down from an injury
And Murdock says it really works.
A typical session lasts 30 minutes to an hour.
The cost is 25-dollars per half hour.
The Health and Wellness Center also uses non-medical treatments such as
hypnosis, music therapy, chiropractic-acupuncture and hand therapy.
The future of a popular sprinkler system is looking hazy.
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.
IN Q=we didn't use that
((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. ))
SUPER=01-Charles McGhee/Magic City Sprinkler;
OUT Q=too many
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.
The future of hog farming in Pittsylvania County is looking muddy.
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In April, the county approved plans for a far with ten-thousand hogs.
But County Administrator George Supensky is taking that certificate back,
saying the company, G-I-S has not provided enough details on buildings and
The county also sent an earlier letter asking G-I-S not to come.
A G-I-S spokesman says he's disappointed, but has NOT decided whether to
heed the county's warning.
Financing a college education may prove more of a challenge than the
but an scholarship program is making it easier for 14 area students.
TAP's Project Discovery 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 ))
SUPER=01-Ted Edlich/TAP Executive Director ;
OUT Q=they're attending this year
Program Discovery works in conjunction with Roanoke College, Virginia Western
Community College and Roanoke City Schools.
Timothy McVeigh has officially been sentenced to death for the Oklahoma City
The 19-95 bombing killed 168 people.
Two tired Russians are back on
The cosmonauts landed this morning in Kazakstan, ending a hard-luck tour of
duty on the accident-plagued "Mir" space station.
In the six months they were on Mir, the station suffered accidents,
breakdowns, fires and a devastating collision with a supply ship.
The cosmonauts left behind an American crewmate and their two Russian
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Local poetry enthusiasts are reciting their creative talent in what they
call a poetry slam.
Andrew Freiden explains.
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SUPER=01-Heather Blue/Slam Organizer; :17
SUPER=01-Julia Ann Delbridge/Slam Poet; :40
SUPER=01-Rita Sizemore Riddle/RU English Professor; 1:04
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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.
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A federal judge formally sentenced Timothy McVeigh to death for the Oklahoma
He will be put to death by lethal injection.
He remained silent during the trail, but just minutes ago he broke that
He said that the government is the omnipotent teacher of good or ill
through its example.
The 19-95 bombing killed 168 people.
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The Salem Avalanche came into last night's battle with Wilmington trying to
ice the Blue Rocks to stay close to Kinston.
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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 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 dollars 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 five weeks.
There's a new collectors item for all you Wahoo fans.
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 eight 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.
If you can't make it to Memphis for the 20th anniversary of Elvis Presley's
death, Steve Hartman has an alternative that's the next best thing to
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SUPER=01-Steve Hartman/Reporting; :35
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