A police officer was among those injured in a mid-morning standoff at a Salem apartment complex.
Kimberly McBroom joins us now from the Oak Park apartment complex.
Kim, what do we know about the officer who was injured?
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[SUPER=01-Blaine Bush/Witness; :07]
[SUPER=01-Jim Bryant/Salem Police Chief;:37]
[SUPER=01-Darlene Meadows/Neighbor; 1:13]
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Does the City of Roanoke discriminate against its employees?
Some workers say that answer is yes... And they're speaking out.
David Johnson has more.
[IN Q=Discrimination and]
[SUPER=01-Angela Norman/City Municipal Employee; :01]
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/Roanoke Vice Mayor; :40]
[SUPER=01-Evelyn Wheeler/City Municipal Employee;1:10]
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[IN Q=DISCRIMINATION AND]
((ANGELA NORMAN/CITY MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE; DISCRIMINATION AND FAVORITISM ARE ALIVE AND ACTIVE IN SOME DEPARTMENTS. THE LAW AND OUR PERSONNEL OPERATING PROCEDURES, ON PAPER, PROHIBIT THESE ACTIONS. BUT I KNOW, AS DO SOME OF YOU, THAT THERE ARE MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS WHO ARE STILL DOING JUST WHAT THEY WANT.))
[OUT Q=THEY WANT.]
City workers say it's for these and similar reasons they have formed a "MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION."
The association has the backing of the AFL-CIO.
Roanoke Vice Mayor Linda Wyatt is a teacher and member of the national teacher association, one of the nation's largest labor unions.
[IN Q=I BELIEVE]
((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE VICE MAYOR; I BELIEVE STRONGLY IN THE RIGHT OF EMPLOYEES TO BAND TOGETHER TO FURTHER THEIR RIGHTS AND THEIR CAUSES. SO IF I BELIEVE IN THAT FOR MYSELF AND MY OWN ORGANIZATION, I CERTAAINLY COULD NOT TURN AROUND AND BE OPPOSED TO IT FOR SOMEONE ELSE.))
[OUT Q=SOMEONE ELSE.]
National members of the AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES have been called in to answer any questions. The representatives assure workers the union will protect their jobs, but there still seems to be some hesitation.
[IN Q=BASICALLY, FROM]
((EVELYN WHEELER/CITY MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE; BASICALLY, FROM WHAT WE'VE BEEN HEARING IS THEY STILL FEAR RETALIATION FROM THE ADMINISTRATION. EITHER THE SUPERVISORS OR A MANAGER. BUT THEY'RE AFRAID TO JOIN.))
[OUT Q=TO JOIN.]
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; ABOUT 100 OF THE CITY'S NEARLY 22-HUNDRED EMPLOYEES HAVE SIGNED UP TO JOIN THE UNION. ANOTHER MEETING IS BEING HELD NEXT WEEK, WITH HOPES OF MORE SUPPORT FOR AN ASSOCIATION. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.))
The House of Delegates is making it possible for two elderly Lynchburg women to remain in their home.
For years, the women have been cared for in the private home of Dora Cunningham, but a neighbor recently complained that violated local zoning laws.
A judge had given Cunningham 90 days to find new homes for the two women.
But legislators Steve Newman and Preston Bryant helped craft a bill that allows up to FOUR elderly or disabled people to stay in a private home.
The senate is expected to pass the measure today.
An emergency clause will allow the law to take effect immediately.
It's not just a computer game anymore...
Yesterday the General Assembly passed a bill that makes sending threats via e-mail a felony offense in the Commonwealth.
The change was suggested by Amherst County prosecutor Ed Meeks, who says they've had problems with students threatening each other electronically.
[IN Q=Well, the law]
((ED MEEKS/PROSECUTOR: WELL, THE LAW ALWAYS HAS TO CHANGE AS TECHNOLOGY CHANGES AND THE SOCIETY CHANGES, AND WE'RE STARTING TO FIND OUT THAT IN PROPERTY RIGHTS AND PUBLIC SAFETY, THE LAWS HAVE TO BE CHANGED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE INFORMATION AGE.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Meeks/Amherst Co. Prosecutor; :00]
[OUT Q=the information age.]
Meeks says lawmakers were also alerted to the INDIRECT threats being made by a man named Sam Sloan.
Sloan's web page has suggested that several central Virginia judges be killed for some legal decisions he hasn't agreed with.
Hollywood is mourning the death of Lloyd Bridges.
To one generation the 85 year old actor was a fearless diver in the 19-50's tv series "Sea Hunt."
To a younger generation he was a comedic actor starring in such films as "Airplane."
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He was also father to two famous sons, Beau and Jeff Bridges.
BEAU BRIDGES/ACTOR:MY FATHER PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY IN HIS SLEEP WITH MY MOTHER DOROTHY AT HIS
SIDE...WE ALL FEEL REALLY BLESSED TO HAVE BEEN WITH MY DAD FOR THE PAST 85
[OUT Q=for the past 85 years. ]
Fans of Bridges have been leaving flowers with messages and candles at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
First the Blizzard now the deep freeze.
At least 15 deaths are blamed on the snowstorm that paralyzed the
mid-west and plains states.
Temperatures in some areas have plunged below zero and the cold artic air is spreading.
Freezing temperatures are forecasted for today as far south as northern
[SUPER=03-Pleasant Hill, IA;]
The blizzard of '98 delayed a very important delivery, a baby.
When Jennifer Leonard went into labor and father Darren started to drive to the hospital, within minutes they were s
tuck in a 3 foot snow drift. (/////SOT/////)
DARIN LEONARD/FATHER:WE PRETTY MUCH GOT STUCK...RESPONDED INCREDIBLY.
[OUT Q=RESPONDED INCREDIBLY.]
Local volunteer firefighters came to the couples rescue, carrying the expectant mother over the snow and into an ambulance.
It looks like President Clinton will be testifying before the Monica Lewinsky grand jury.
Senior Clinton advisers tell the Associated Press that the president's attorneys have been discussing his possible testimony with Kenneth Starr's office.
They say Mr. Clinton is likely to agree, as long as Lewinsky testifies first.
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President Clinton is back in Washington this morning after trips to Ohio and Connecticut.
Meantime, the F-A-A is investigating reports that Air Force One briefly disappeared from radar screens yesterday.
The jury in the court-martial of the Army's former top enlisted man has begun deliberating his fate.
Sergeant Major Gene McKinney faces 19 counts of sexual misconduct.
Testimony ended yesterday, with prosecutors telling jurors the case against Sergeant Major Gene McKinney is not about sex but about abuse of power
McKinney denies all charges.
The state Education Department has begun an investigation of a Botetourt County school for troubled boys.
Tina Tenret has more now on what sparked the investigation of the Wilderness Leadership Academy.
[IN Q=The Wilderness Leadership Academy]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :08]
[SUPER=01-Gene Nervo/School Director; :23]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret, News7, Botetourt County]
(( ((The Wilderness Leadership Academy accepts teenage males with emotional or behavioral problems.
But now the Education Department wants to know if the school itself has run off course.
Retired Marine Colonel Gene Nervo directs the school -- he says a former teacher has gone to the Education Department with reports of dirty bedrooms and no heat or hot water at the academy.
Nervo denies the charges.
[IN Q=We have dogs]
((WE HAVE DOGS ON THE PREMISES. THE DOGS HAVE ALL RABIES SHOTS AND VACCINES BUT THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS HE LISTED. HE LISTED THAT THE BOYS SOMETIMES DON'T HAVE A CHANCE TO WASH THEIR CLOTHES. WE HAVE A WASHER AND DRYER. THEY MAY NOT HAVE IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO IT BUT THEY HAVE OPPORTUNITIES))
The school is expanding its opportunities by building new classrooms.
But Sheriff Reed Kelly says the school has built a record of assault problems -- in addition to a recent uprising.
[IN Q=When our officers got there]
((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT COUNTY SHERIFF: WHEN OUR OFFICERS GOT THERE THEY DOCUMENTED 14 OR 15 KIDS COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL. THE STAFF HAD LOST CONTROL OF THE FACILITY. OUR OFFICERS QUESTIONED HOW STABLE THIS FACILITY WAS AT THAT TIME.))
[OUT Q=at that time]
Colonel Nervo says six students -- not 15 -- were involved in the uprising and it should come as no surprise that at-risk kids might get out of hand.
What did come as a surprise to Nervo was the Education Department's inspection -- but he predicts it will give his school a positive evaluation.
Tina Tenret News7 Botetourt County.))))
The Education Department spokesperson was not available for comment.
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A campaign promise could soon become reality.
And that's good news for Governor Gilmore.
The House is expected to vote today on a modified version of Governor Gilmore's car tax cut proposal and a 376 million dollar school construction package.
[IN Q=It's still]
GOV. JIM GILMORE: IT'S STILL A FIVE-YEAR PHASE-OUT. IT'S STILL A 20-THOUSAND DOLLAR PLAN. AND I THINK THAT THIS PROGRAM HAS SOME PROMISE. I THINK THAT IT CAN BE APPROVED. AND SOME OF THE OTHER ISSUES LIKE ON SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, CERTAINLY HAVE GOT TO BE LOOKED AT. ))
[OUT Q=got to be looked at.]
A possible improvement on Gilmore's plan came from House Republicans would include no tax the first year on cars worth a thousand dollars or less.
Mars Pathfinder communicated with NASA in Pasadena, California, for the last time yesterday.
Scientists called the farewell "Assignment Death" and praised the lander for a job well done.
During its 250-day mission on the Red Planet, Pathfinder took more than 16-thousand pictures while the small rover moved about 300 feet, taking more than 500 photos.
Pathfinder had not communicated with NASA since September.
What was already a bad season for Nascar veteran Darrell Waltrip... has gotten worse.
[SUPER=03-Harrisburg, NC/January; :00]
Waltrip announced last night that the sponsorship agreement he worked so hard to get back in January with Speedblock and Hechinger/Builders Square has been terminated effective immediately.
Waltrip said that Speedblock officials have grossly failed to fulfill the terms of their contract.
In other words they haven't been showing DW the money on a regular basis.
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/February;]
Waltrip has been playing catchup ever since Daytona where he was forced to use a provisional to get in the race.
He has yet to come close to a top 10 finish this season, but last night he said in a statement that he plans to continue running the rest of the schedule, which resumes in two weeks at Darlington.
It's tournament time... and the North Carolina Tarheels kick off the NCAA play here on WDBJ Thursday afternoon.
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The Heels take on Navy at 12:20, and the Richmond Spiders meet up with South Carolina in the second matinee at 2:50.
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Then Thursday night you can catch UNLV and Princeton at 7:40. That game is followed by the Fairleigh Dickinson - UConn game.
The first round action rolls on Friday afternoon with coverage again tipping off just after Noon.
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Friday afternoon you'll get bonus coverage of two games as we start out with the Kentucky - South Carolina state battle and then switch back and forth with the Clemson - Western Michigan game.
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The other afternoon game at three has Florida State and Steve Robinson taking on TCU.
Then Friday night it's two Davidson takes on Michigan in the early game right before Radford hooks up with top seeded Duke.
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The women's N-C-Double-A tournament also opens later this week...
And the Lady Cavaliers are taking their 6th-seed ranking as a sign that things are looking up.
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/November 25, 1997;]
U-V-A is 18 and nine on the season, one of the poorest showings in recent Virginia history.
But the players say the tourney is their chance for redemption.
[IN Q=We had some]
[SUPER=01-Erin Stovall/UVA Guard; :00]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Ryan/UVA Head Coach; :20]
[OUT Q=Keep them there]
While the Cavaliers face S-M-U Friday night in Tucson, Arizona AT 9:30.
Bonnie Henrickson and her lady Hokies are meeting Wisconsin, in Gainesville, Florida Friday at 6.
And Liberty will take on number one ranked Tennessee in Knoxville Saturday night at 9:20.[Extra]
Was it the shoes?
It definitely could have been...
Because Michael Jordan was wearing a pair of vintage Air Jordan's last night... and what a spectacular night it was for Michael.
He threw down 37 points on the Miami Heat to lead Chicago to a 106-to-91 win.
It's Chicago's 12th win in its last 13 games.
And oh yeah - to those of you who say Michael can't play defense - ask Alonzo Mourning.