More details on the Oregon high school shooting-
A local couple has a technique that could help find missing children-
Plus a couple claims they won the huge Powerball jackpot.
And "Are YOU Jimmy Ray?" This guy is and he's brought his popular song to Roanoke-
News 7 is next.
A 15 year old will be tried as an adult in today's school shooting.
Police say the freshman opened fire in the cafeteria klling one student and critically injuring 5-others.
A couple from outside of Chicago claims they won the Powerball lottery-
((I'M RETIRED I DO WHAT I WANT TO DO. I WORK A GOLF COURSE I GOLF I DO WHAT I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO. ))
[OUT Q=wanted to do.]
The song is Jimmy Ray- It hit gold.
The singer is Jimmy Ray too.
He packed the house in Roanoke tonight.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
It was gunfire, not the school bell- that rang out at an Oregon high school this morning.
Tonight a 15-year old freshmen is in custody- Police say he walked into the school cafeteria and opened fire with a rifle.
One student is dead- five are critically hurt.
Jennifer Sabih is in Springfield Oregon with the latest.
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((Students hugged, held on, and wiped away each others tears but comfort was
hard to come by at Thurston high.
It was supposed to be a celebration day, and 400 stduents had gathered in the cafeteria for a seniors honors breakfast.
But then students say 15 year old Kiplin Kinkel came in, carrying enough
weapons to wipe out a school.
DEREK MEYERS, WITNESS:
IT SOUNDED LIKE FIRECRACKERS.
MICHELLE CALHOUN/WITNESS: I WAS AT MY TABLE. IT WAS LIKE SLOW MOTION.
Witnesses say kinkel would have kept shooting but for this boy, Jacob Ryker.
a member of the high school wrestling team- who despite being shot himself, tackled kinkel anyway and wrested the rifle away- a high school hero of the latest high school horror.
It was just a day before Kinkel had been arrested and expelled from school for bringing a stolen gun to campus.
When the smoke cleared at the school, deputies went to Kinkel's house, where
they found two other dead bodies, adults, presumably his parents.
Police think they were gunned down in the morning before Kinkel headed to
Fire crews were called out to Christiansburg High School tonight.
Police say a kiln was accidently left on, sparking a small blaze.
Crews were able to douse the flames before they spread to the rest of the school.
The Roanoke Chapter of the N-Double A-C-P says discrimination in the workplace is a growing problem in Western Virginia.
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At a news conference, the N-Double A-C-P focused its attention on Magic City Motors.
The group says an African American employee there was demoted without reason and denied raises.
But the chairman of the dealership's board of directors disputes the claim.
Bill Johnson says a complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission did not establish any violations.
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[OUT Q=in any factor.]
Magic City is one of nine organizations named to a list of the
N-Double A-C-P's "most unwanted employers."
Representatives we were able to contact said they were surprised by the list.
They said they value diversity in the workplace, and strive to treat all of their employees fairly.
A Buena Vista couple says their invention is the "missing link" in finding and identifying missing children.
Garry and Linda Floyd have developed a way to capture a child's fingerprint on a clothing label.
That print is then matched with information in a large database to identify the child.
They call it the Magic Fingerprint I-D System.
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[IN Q=Every one of]
((GARRY FLOYD: EVERY ONE OF US THAT HAVE CHILDREN WHETHER IT'S NIECES OR NEPHEWS OR WHATEVER--WE WANT TO HELP WHEN THERE'S A CHILD MISSING. AND, IF THIS WILL GIVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT WE CAN START LOOKING AND BE SUCCESSULF.))
[OUT Q=and be successful.]
They came up with the idea seven years ago, then teamed up with a company in North Carolina.
That company came up with a chemically-treated towelette and a chemically-coated label that combine to reveal a fingerprint.
The label is then ironed on to clothing and is washable.
It's now only available in samples.
The Floyds are hoping to soon get a mass distributor for the product so it can be sold in stores.
Abortion doctors are suing the state over the ban on so-called partial birth abortions.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]
((The ban's supporters call it infanticide.
((KAREN RASCHKE/PLANNED PARENTHOOD ATTORNEY: IT'S BEEN VERY DIFFICULT AS A LOBBYIST LOBBYING AGAINST THIS BILL TO TRY TO FOCUS THE LEGISLATORS' ATTENTION ON THE BILL LANGUAGE WHEN THEY HAVE BEFORE THEM THESE REALLY HORRIFIC PICTURES WHICH MAKE IT SEEM AS IF THE WOMEN OF VIRGINIA WANT TO STAB THEIR BABIES IN THE NECK.))
In fact, Planned Parenthood says the language of the law is so vague as to make several other kinds of abortions illegal too.
((BEBE ANDERSON/CTR. FOR REPRODUCITVE LAW & POLICY: IF THEY DID INCLUDE THE ACOG LANGUAGE, YOU WOULD HAVE A BILL DRAFTED IN MEDICAL TERMS...SUCH AS PARTIALLY VAGINALLY DELIVER.))
((FIONA GIVENS/VIRGINIA SOCIETY FOR HUMAN LIFE: WELL IF PHYSICIANS FEEL THAT THIS IS VIOLATING THEIR ABILITY TO PERFORM FIRST AND SECOND TRIMESTER ABORSTIONS THEN THEY ARE INTELLECTUALLY-CHALLENGED, BECAUSE IT IS QUITE SPECIFIC.))
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Without court intervention, the law takes effect July first.
Other states' versions have been struck down in 11 courts.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))
Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
Are the Hillcats hitting a homerun for the city's economy?
Coming up we'll take you out to the ballgame... and see what money the team is raking in for Lynchburg.
an unusual Memorial Day race on Smith Mountain Lake...
We'll introduce you to an inventor who bikes on the water.
A Continental Airlines D-C 10 hit turbulance on a flight to Honolulu-
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shaking things up and injuring nine people aboard- three seriously.
The jet with 285 people aboard- turned around and landed back in Los Angeles.
The flight was 150 miles out, at 33-thousand feet, when it experienced moderate to severe turbulence.
The powerball winners have come forward.
A retired Illinois couple claims they won the 104 million- the biggest U-S Lottery payoff ever.
((FRANK CAPACI/POWERBALL WINNER: MY KIDS MY GRANDKIDS ARE GONNA ENJOY IT. FOR ME I DON'T NEED NOTHING. I'M RETIRED. I'M HAPPY.))
((SHIRLEY CAPACI/POWERBALL WINNER: ALL I WANT TO DO IS TAKE CARE OF MY THREE SONS AND MY GRANDHCHILDREN AND MY GOOD FRIENDS.))
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The couple drove from their pizza shop to Wisconsin to buy the ticket.
Lottery officials have not yet confirmed the winning ticket.
Lynchburg is spending three million dollars to overhaul it's 60-year old City Stadium, in hopes of attracting more fans and money for the city.
But some experts dispute the common belief that professional sports teams pump money into the local economy.
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Steve Smallshaw has more in the final part of his series "Home Field Advantage?".
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[SUPER=01-Lee Cobb/Economic Development Director; 1:20]
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(( In terms of revenue, City Stadium is not exactly a cash cow for Lynchburg.
The city takes in about 15- thousand dollars a year renting the ballpark to the minor league Hillcats, and also collects the tax on concession sales at stadium events.
Beyond that the benefits are less tangible.
[IN Q=Part of what]
((CHRIS ELLIS/SPORTS CAPITAL OF VA: PART OF WHAT GOES ALONG WITH THAT IS THE TOURISM. PEOPLE WILL COME INTO LYNCHBURG TO SEE A GAME, AND MAY NOT SPEND THE NIGHT, SOME WILL BUT THEY WILL SPEND MONEY IN THIS COMMUNITY BY GOING OUT TO THE STADIUM.))
[OUT Q=to the stadium.]
[IN Q=It means millions]
((BOB DAVENPORT/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IT MEANS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. IT MEANS REVENUES FROM PEOPLE COMING IN TO SEE BALLGAMES, THERE'S SOME TAX REVENUE ASSOCIATED WITH IT, SO IT MEANS A LOT.))
[OUT Q=means a lot.]
But some experts dispute that.
In their book "Sports, Jobs and Taxes" economists Roger Noll and Andrew Zimbalist studied the impact of city- financed sports stadiums and concluded that "sports facilities attract neither tourists nor new industry".
They go on to say that "most spending inside a stadium is only a substitute for other local recreational spending".
So if Lynchburg can expect no big revenue boost from a revamped ballpark, why spend the money?
As an economic development tool, officials say having minor league baseball in town is helpful but
not a PRIMARY selling point for attracting new industry.
And renovating the ballpark CAN be cost- effective.
[IN Q=What we look]
((LEE COBB/REGION 2000: WHAT WE LOOK LIKE IS VERY IMPORTANT. AN OLD CITY STADIUM, THAT'S FALLING APART, IS A REFLECTION ON THE ATTITUDES OF THE POPULATION AT LARGE.))
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((CHRIS ELLIS: I THINK IT'S A QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUE TOO, GIVING PEOPLE A RALLYING POINT. I THINK SPORTS CAN REALLY BRING A LOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE TOGETHER.. IT'LL BE GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY.))
[OUT Q=for the community.]
[IN Q=The Hillcats]
((The Hillcats' four- year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates is up at the end of this season, but despite the concern about the team leaving town.. a new agreement between the major and minor leagues practically guarantees Lynchburg a team for the next ten years. So officials consider any money spent renovating the ballpark is an investment in the lives of the city's residents. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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V-DOT strengthened its committment to widen one of Montgomery County's most dangerous roads.
Officials today outlined the projects included in their TENTATIVE six year plan.
The list includes widening a portion of Route 1-14 from two to four lanes, near the Radford Arsenal.
No timetable has been set for construction.
But V-DOT officials say ONE million dollars could be set aside in the year "2001" to begin planning the project.
Who wants to know?- was the question of the evening in downtown Roanoke.
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((ARE YOU JIMMY RAY? WHO WANTS TO KNOW, WHO WANTS TO KNOW?))
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Coming up-we'll take you to the Jimmy Ray concert.
His song "Are You Jimmy Ray" recently climbed 121 places on the billboard charts to peak at number 10 and it's now a favorite on the radio waves.
He, was in concert tonight at Confeddys' in downtown Roanoke.
Stacey Martin caught up with the REAL Jimmy Ray.
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[OUT Q=who wants to know?]
It's perhaps the most popular question in music these days and his fans, young and old know the answer.
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((KELLY REYNOLDS: JIMMY RAY IS LIKE ONE OF MY FAVORITE SINGERS BECAUSE I LIKE HIS STYLE AND I REALLY LOVE HIS HAIR.))
[OUT Q=love his hair.]
((FAWN FRANKLIN:IT WAS REALLY COOL OF HIM TO COME TO ROANOKE BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE THAT HAVE GOT HIS STAR STATURE WOULDN'T COME.))
[OUT Q=stature wouldn't come.]
He says the story behind the song is a long one--but it's basically about famous people from years ago who influenced his music the most.
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((JIMMY RAY: I LOVE ELVIS. I LOVE LITTLE RICHARD, BUDDY HOLLY. I COULD GO ON FOREVER--FATS DOMINO, JIM VINCENT--ALL THE BIG STARS OF THE 50'S.))
[OUT Q=of the 50's.]
The single has already gone gold selling 500 thousand copies.
And, he's been around the world promoting it including to Japan--but he says coming to Roanoke was a nice change of pace.
[IN Q=I love travelling]
((JIMMY RAY: I LOVE TRAVELLING AS MANY PLACES AS I CAN AND ROANOKE IS GOING TO RIGHT UP THERE.))
[OUT Q=right up there.]
[IN Q=K 92 invited]
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: K 92 INVITED JIMMY RAY TO PLAY IN THE STAR CITY AND THEY SAY OTHER SINGERS LIKE HIM ARE ON THE WAY AS PART OF THIR EFFORT TO HELP UNKNOWN ARTISTS BREAK THROUGH AND MORE POPULAR ONES TO BECOME EVEN BIGGER. STACEY MARTIN NEWS 7 ROANOKE.))
[OUT Q=News 7 Roanoke.]))
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Virginia's forest system is now 77 acres richer, thanks to a retired judge and his wife.
Jack and Clare Matthews donated the land just west of Galax.
Part of the area will be dedicated to researching Chestnut trees.
The Matthews State Forest Outdoor Learning Center also will feature a conservation center and nature trails.
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The Busch cars qualified today Mike Stevens will tell us about a team that is in need of some success this weekend.
But first our Extra Point. The N-F-L Superbowl champion Denver Broncos will not have to foot the bill alone for their championship rings.
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The Bronco players and coaches will get some help from the league in paying for the rings beleived to be the most expensive in league History.
The N-F-L says it will reimburse the Broncos between 14-thousand 500 and 5 thousand dollars for each championship ring.
The Broncos beat the Packers 31 to 24 in Super bowl 32. Now here's today's scores.
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A basketball player and a golfer took top honors at the 48th annual B'nai Brith awards.
But athletics isn't the field in which these young people have excelled.
Bonnie Willet is in Student Government and the math club at Glenvar High School as well as a leader on the basketball court.
And Brandon LaCroix is in the National Honor Society along with being a star on the links North Cross High School.
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[SUPER=01-Bonnie Willet/B'nai B'rith Overall Winner; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brandon LaCroix/B'nai B'rith Overall Winner; :06]
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The Artie Levin Personal Life Awarded was given to the B'nai B'rith nominee who showed the highest level of service to the community.
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[SUPER=01-Adrienne Holland/Artie Levin Person Life Award;]
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The B'nai B'rith organization honors young people who serve their communities.
Roanoke and Hollins College faculty members helped judge the 30 nominees--a job they say gets tougher each year.
The Yankees and Orioles hooked up again tonight in the Big Apple.
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Orioles manager Ray Miller checking the action from the dugout.
Baltimore gave Miller something to cheer about in the fourth Rafael Palmerio gets all of this pitch sending it over the right field wall for a solo homer and a 1 to nothing lead.
New York would get on the board in the sixth. Chuck
Knoblauch lays this bunt down the third base line Cal Ripken's throw to first is wild a run scores to tie it and New York goes on to win it 3 to 1.
Houston's Shane Reynolds tossed his first shutout in more than 2 years to lead the Astros to a 6 to nothing win over Montreal.
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The Astros show off their defensive skills early in the game as Carl Everett makes this sliding catch off Brad Fullmer's line drive to end the inning.
Then Houston got on the board in the top of the sixth Shane Reynolds hits this high chopper up the middle scoring a run to make it 1 to nothing.
Houston would score in the top of the seventh
Everett gets all of this pitch sending it on a rope over the left field wall and the Astros win it 6 to nothing.
And coming up in Sports, We'll check in with tonight's high school regional action. Joe Nemechek leads second round qualifying for the Coca Cola 600.
And Mike Stevens checks in with a busch team that needs a big lift this weekend at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Bobby Labonte captured the pole for the Busch Car Quest Auto Parts 300 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. But Mike Stevens tells us about a team that is in need of some success this weekend.
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Joe Nemechek led second round qualifying for Sunday's Coca Cola 600. Nemechek turned in a speed of 179 point 665 for the 26-th starting position.
Lets check the rest of the 43 car field.
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[SUPER=0107-36. Terry Labonte//37. Michael Waltrip//38. Jeff Burton//39. Johnny Benson//40. Bobby Hamilton//;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Ted Musgrave//42. Kenny Wallace//43. Darrell Waltrip//;]
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The Lady Highlanders of Glenvar beat James River 6 to nothing in Region C softball this afternoon. Glenvar will play Holston tomorrow at 5 at Damascus Middle School.
In Girls Soccer, William Byrd beat Blacksburg 4 to 1 to claim the Region three girls championship.
And in Tennis, Salem used three doubles matches to come from behind and beat Heritage 5 to 4 in the region three tournament.
If you want to turn a few heads this weekend at Smith Mountain Lake, try riding your bike on the water.
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George Tatum has invented a water bicycle-- mounting a bike's frame to a boat's hull.
He says the idea came to him in a dream after a bicycle road race.
[IN Q=I HAD ABOUT]
((GEORGE TATUM/INVENTOR: I HAD ABOUT A FOOT OF ROAD TO RIDE ON, AND THERE WERE CARS TO THE LEFT AND USUALLY TREES OR BARBED WIRE OR HOUSES ON THE RIGHT. HERE I'VE GOT THE WHOLE LAKE SO I DON'T HAVE ANY FEAR OF FALLING DOWN. AND IF I DO FALL I JUST ROLL INTO THE WATER.))
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Tatum says he can pedal about six miles an hour-- balancing with the handlebars and steering with the brakes.
This weekend he'll race against a crew of expert sailors at Smith Mountain Lake.
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