Up next on News 7 at 11.
More threats from Iraq as the U.S. prepares to send spy planes over the
Is a combination of chemicals behind the mysterous gulf war illness?
And some Blacksburg pre-schoolers are helping foreign students break the
News 7 at 11 is next.
Iraq is intensifying it's anti-American rhetoric as the chance of a military
showdown increases between the two countries.
About three thousand people took part in a demonstration in Bagdad today.
Protestors insisted the whole population is behind Saddam in the face of
threatened military airstrikes from Washington.
Tension between the two nations continues with Iraq blocking U-S team
members of the United Nations team inspecting Iraqi weapons.
Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz (TAH'-rihk ah-ZEEZ') is quoted as
saying that Iraq would try to shoot down American planes when surveillance
flights resume next week.
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While tensions increase in Iraq, scientists in the U.S. are still unraveling
a mystery from the Gulf War, the illness called Gulf War syndrome.
The latest research seems to point to a drug interaction.
Reporter Chris Garrett has more.
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The interaction between the drugs is also being studied at Virginia Tech's
College of Veterinary Medicine.
Officials in the town where a man infected teenage girls with the HIV virus
are concerned about the psychological impact on residents.
County officials have tested more than a thousand people for HIV in the past
week, but they're warning people not to use in-home HIV test kits.
IN Q=The problem with
((ROBERT BERKE/HEALTH COMMISSIONER; THE PROBLEM WITH IT OF COURSE IS THAT
THERE'S NO PRE-TEST COUNSELING EXCEPT THE LITERATURE THAT COMES WITH IT AND
THERE'S NO POST TEST COUNSELING. WE ARE CONCERNED THAT PEOPLE WHO MAY OR MAY
NOT HAVE RISKY BEHAVIOR AND MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE A POSITIVE RESULT, USE THIS
TEST, GET A RESULT AND SIT THERE WITH IT. ))
SUPER=01-Robert Berke/Health Commissioner;
OUT Q=there with it
Rite-Aid drug stores have been offering free HIV home-test kits in the
western New York area.
Investigators in Italy discovered a pedophile ring active in at least 12
The investigation based in Milan found that most of the children used in the
ring are from Asia.
Prosecutor Pietro Forno said they discovered the ring last April and it's
believed to be the biggest of its kind operating in Europe.
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((DAVID AULD/ANTI-SLAVERY INTERNATIONAL: THERE'S NO EVIDENCE OF LARGE NUMBERS
OF KIDS IN THE BROTHELS, WHAT IS CLEAR HOWEVER THAT ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD
THERE ARE THOUSANDS PERHAPS HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN BEING TRAFFICKED FROM NEPAL
INTO INDIA FOR THE BROTHEL COMMUNITY IN BOMBAY, THERE ARE CHILDREN BEING
TRAFFICKED FROM PAKISTAN, BANGLEDESH INTO THE GULF.))
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Prosecutors indicted a Japanese man and a Chinese woman caught trying to
kidnap and smuggle a 12 year old Chinese girl through Milan to Miami. The
child told authorities that her parents sold her.
Police said her ultimate destination was the sex trade in Miami
but did not provide any details.
Authorities have issued warrants for the arrest of three Italians allegedly
working with the ring and three Japanese linked to the operation.
Jim Gilmore's "No Car Tax" promise hit home with many voters, who took the
newly elected governor at his word.
Now that Gilmore is the governor-elect, some taxpayers have been calling
their local commissioners of revenue asking if they have to pay
their car taxes.
The answer is yes. Gilmore doesn't have the authority to do away with the
car tax. That's up to the General
Some Blacksburg preschoolers are easing the language barrier for a group of
international students at Radford University.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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SUPER=01-Justine McConnell/Blacksburg Day Care; :38
SUPER=01-Cristina Pantin/International Student; :56
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(( Field trips are an adventure for preschoolers at Blacksburg Day Care.
A trip to Radford University on Friday was no exception.
The children spent the morning sharing American songs with students enrolled
in the college's English Language Institute.
((HI, HO, THE DAIRY'O, THE WIFE TAKES A CHILD. ))
The college level students, who are from countries, as far away as Japan and
Venezuela, usually travel to Blacksburg to share their native culture with the
But this go 'round-- the children decided to do the traveling.
It's all part of a pilot program-- designed to educate the children about
IN Q=How do
((HOW DO YOU SPEAK IN SPANISH?UNO...DEAS. ))
The exchange has been equally beneficial for the international students,
who've found communicating with the children, has actually helped their
IN Q=My favorite
((CRISTINA PANTIN/INTERNATIONAL STUDENT:MY FAVORITE PART IS THAT THEY ARE THE
BEST TEACHERS WE HAVE BECAUSE THEY SPEAK WITH A VERY EASY LANGUAGE FOR US, THEY
CAN TEACH US DIFFERENT THINGS, THAT WE DON'T KNOW WITH A LOT OF LOVE, THEY
EXPRESS A LOT OF LOVE FOR US, IT'S GREAT. ))
OUT Q=it's great.
Organizers hope to expand the program to include other day care centers in
the New River Valley.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Radford.))
All cases of food borne E-coli related illnesses should be reported to the
State Health Department.
That's one of several recommendations made today by the Medical Society of
The group is holding its annual meeting this weekend at the Homestead Resort
in Bath County.
Members would also like to see the appropriate governmental state agencies
implement a policy concerning high speed police chases.
They recommend law enforcement officers receive special training regarding
The group's president says it makes recommendations to give people an idea
of how Virginia's physicians stand on particular issues.
IN Q=The information
((DR. CAROL SHAPIRO/MEDICAL SOCIETY OF VA. PRESIDENT: THE INFORMATION CAN BE
SENT TO ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO KNOW WHAT IS THE POLICY OR THINKING OF VIRGINIA
PHYSICIANS, IT CAN BE BUSINESSES, IT CAN BE LEGISLATORS, IT CAN BE EDUCATORS,
IT CAN BE HEALTH, HEALTH AREAS OF THE GOVERNMENT TODAY.))
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This summer, a high speed police pursuit that began in Lynchburg ended in
two fatalities when the suspects crashed in Madison Heights-- ejecting both
Striped bass fishermen in Virginia have cause for celebration.
Earlier this week, ground was broken on a new striped bass fish hatchery in
The 2- point- 3 million dollar project will replace the old hatchery which
was severely damaged by flooding two years ago.
IN Q=Hopefully they'll
((BILL WOODFIN/VGIF DIRECTOR: HOPEFULLY THEY'LL SEE A CONSTANT SOURCE OF
STRIPED BASS, THEY WON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE WEATHER, THEY WON'T HAVE TO
WORRY ABOUT FLOODING, AND WHETHER OR NOT THAT WILL ALTER OUR STOCKING REGIME.
AND WE'LL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE A GOOD SERVICE FOR THEM.))
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OUT Q=service for them.
The new hatchery will be named for Delegate Vic Thomas who played a major
role in securing the funds for its construction.
Thomas says Brookneal will be one of only three places in the country that
produce striped bass.
IN Q=This will be
((DEL. VIC THOMAS/D- ROANOKE: THIS IS UNIQUE AND WE'RE MAKING GOOD USE OF IT
AND NOW WE WON'T CONTINUE TO BE WASHED OUT BY FLOODS.))
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OUT Q=out by floods.
The new hatchery will be located above the flood plain, but close enough to
the Staunton River to take advantage of the bass's spawning area.
A legal verdict bound for the Internet has legal analysts watching the web.
The judges ruling in the au pair murder case will be issued on line, instead
of in court.
More in this week's edition of WebWatch.
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SUPER=03-Cambridge, MA; :06
(( Judge Hiller Zobel's ruling will come on Monday at the earliest, and when
it does, it will appear here first, on the Lawyer's Weekly website.
News of an on-line ruling initially crashed the site earlier this week, but
Lawyer's Weekly has added capacity, deleted graphics, and set up mirror sites
to help handle the load next week.
The new chairman of the FCC appears to be Internet friendly.
During his first day in office, Bill Kennard said the government should
leave the Internet alone, and not squelch the new technology.
Kennard is asking people to tell him what they think, by sending him e-mail
on his new FCC web page.
If you're gearing up for tonight's Holyfield-Moorer fight, Showtime's
boxing site has details about the bout... including the strategies each fighter
will have to follow to win.
They'll have live round-by-round scoring during the fight itself.
To get there before the bell rings, the links are on the WebWatch page, on
the WDBJ website at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot-com.))
Omega Psi Phi-- a national black fraternity-- is continuing its 67-year
tradition of recognizing young scholars.
The Achievement Week Program sponsored by the fraternity gave out cash
awards at William Fleming High School for the three best essays from local high
The theme this year-- " Political and Economic Challenges."
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((DORSEY C. MILLER/ PRESIDENT OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY; OUR SECOND CARDINAL
PRINCIPAL IS SCHOLARSHIP AND IT IS VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE AS I SAID IN MY
REMARKS THIS EVENING I MEAN THIS MORNING, WE GIVE A LOT OF RECOGNITION TO
ATHLETES BUT SCHOLARSHIP IS MUCH MORE IMPORTANT IT LASTS A LIFETIME. ))
SUPER=03-Dorsey C. Miller/ President Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
OUT Q=a lifetime.
IN Q=If you
((DORSEY C. MILLER/ PRESIDENT OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY;IF YOU GET INVOLVED IN
ACHIEVEMENTS I UNDERSTAND SUGGS WHO IS YOUR OUTSTANDING ATHLETE WITH 3.5
AVERAGE THATS GREAT HE RECOGNIZES I'M SURE THAT HIS FOOTBALL CAREER MAY END ONE
DAY BUT IF HE GETS IT IN HIS HEAD THAT MAY LAST A LIFETIME.))
SUPER=01-Dorsey C. Miller/ President Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
OUT Q=a lifetime.
The contest was open to everyone.
The project tries to develop manhood by inspiring participants.
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Virginia Tech beat Miami 27 to 25 tonight to join Florida State and Notre
Dame as the only schools to ever beat the Hurricanes 3 years in a row.
Mike Stevens has more.
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SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; 2:10
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Virginia took the sting out of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets tonight;
beating the Rambling Wreck 35-31. Steve Mason has more from Charlottesville.
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SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/Had 12 Tackles; 1:15(QUICK!)
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; 1:19
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Time is running out for V-M-I to get its first win of the Season. This
afternoon Appalachain State beat the Keydets 42 to 7 in Lexington.
SUPER=03-Lexington/Keydets vs Mountaineers; :
The Keydet marching band marched into Alumni Memorial Stadium with their
On the Third play of their first possession, Appy State's Gerrod Hardy
takes the handoff and he's off to the races for the 70 yard touchdown run to
make it 7 to nothing after the Extra point.
Then after an interception the Mountaineers marched down the field Hardy
takes the option pitch to score his second Touchdown of the game and the
Mountaineers led 14 to nothing.
Appy State added another touchdown SUPER=36-Appalachian
State/42/VMI/7/;in the second quarter Bake Baker takes it in on the
quarterback Sneak to make it 21 to nothing and the Mountaineers win it 42 to 7.
SUPER=03-University Park, PA/ABC SPORTS; :
An upset at University Park in Pennsylvania today.
Fourth ranked Michigan held second ranked Penn State scoreless in a 31 to
nothing win over the Nittany Lions.
For all the scores lets check the boards.
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SUPER=0101-/Maryland/28/j/N.C. State/45///j/Florida St.#3/20//UNC#5/3///;
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SUPER=0101-/Toledo#18/3/j/Ball St./35///j/Texas A&M#21/38//Baylor/10///;
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And coming up, William Byrd is the Blue Ridge District girls basketball
champion while up in Christiansburg this afternoon Floyd County beat Glenvar
for the Three Rivers title.
And tonight at the Roundhouse the Express put its undefeated home record on
the line against Louisville.
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The Roanoke Express is undefeated at the Roundhouse and the Louisville
River Frogs came to town tonight to change that.
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It was Mascot night at the Roundhouse and the valley's best were out
The River Frogs got on the board first when Peter Roed took the slap shot
Daniel Berthiaume makes the save but Terry Lidgren gets the rebound and scores
to make it 1 to nothing.
But the Express would come back as SUPER=38-Roanoke/1/Louisville/3/;Jeff
Loder receives the puck and scores on the shot to tie it at 1 to 1 after two
periods and Louisville wins it 3 to 1.
Floyd County won the Three Rivers Tournament championship this afternoon in
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Floyd Co. vs Glenvar; :
After surrendering the regular season title to Glenvar Floyd County was
anxious to get even this afternoon.
Number 14 Michele Quesenberry the junior guard hits this three pointer to
give Floyd a double digit lead in the first quarter.
Glenvar would have to fight up hill the entire first half finally Erika
Hale beats the Buffalo pressure with the driving lay in.
But Julie Sowers, who scored a school record 48 points In the semi
SUPER=34-Floyd Co./56/Glenvar/50/;finals was hot again today she hits the
long three pointer and Floyd Goes on to win it 56 to 50. Both teams advance to
next weeks Region C tournament.
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A mountain in Nepal proved to be a dangerous playground--
SUPER=75-Annapurna Mt., Nepal;
for three mountain climbers this week. Two of the climbers were smothered in
this avalanche and their friend caught it all on tape before dashing into his
tent to escape the cascading snow.
The two climbers made their way out of the avalanche and reunited with their
friend when the snow settled.
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