The victims of Monday's apartment fire were remembered by more than a hundred people last night.
They stood with candles beside the burned out building along Church Avenue--hugging, crying and praying.
The event was organized by a friend of one of the victims.
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((MARY ELLEN STEINER/EVENT ORGANIZER: I FEEL FOR THE FAMILIES AND HOPED IN A WAY THIS WILL HELP THEM ALL COME TO SOME PEACE))
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Many of the victim's family members and friends attended the vigil.
The Red Cross was also there collecting money for those in need of help following the fire.
Fallen emergency service workers from around the country were remembered last night in Roanoke.
Their family members gathered with other E-M-S workers at Green Memorial Methodist Church.
This was the sixth year for the annual event.
Since 1993, 119 E-M-S workers who died in the line of duty have been honored.
Tonight, mourners honored 22 men and women from 10 states.
Congress recently passed a law recognizing Roanoke as the national site for the EMS memorial services.
Memorial Day is an occasion to remember those you sacrificed their lives for this country.
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At Arlington National Cemetery yesterday, Rolling Thunder--a Veterans Association --started the weekend off by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.
Ceremonies took place at the Vietnam Wall as well.
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((REGI HENNING/VETERAN'S WIFE: THERE'S JUST A BROTHERHOOD HERE BETWEEN THE VETERANS AND THE WIVES THAT YOU CAN'T GET FROM ANY OTHER GROUP.
BILL HENNING/VETERAN: IT'S JUST AN HONOR FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO COME HERE AND PAY MY RESPECTS. THIS IS NOT A PICNIC WEEKEND FOR ME.))
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[SUPER=01-Bill Henning/Veteran; :09]
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A huge rally is scheduled to take place on the mall today.
The U-S-S Missouri is on its final voyage to Hawaii to become a war memorial.
At a big sendoff yesterday in Bremerton, Washington, the Mighty Mo was towed out of her longtime moorage at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard by a tugboat.
A last minute lawsuit to keep the battleship in Washington failed.
The ship was given to a Honolulu group to be used as a floating museum.
It'll sit beside the U-S-S Arizona memorial to the Japanese attack that brought the U.S. into W-W-2.
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A breakthrough treatment for heart disease is being performed in the Midwest.
That treatment can keep an artery clear by literally zapping it with radiation.
Health Check reporter Tonya Flory has more.
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((BARBARA TURNER/PATIENT:IT WOULD LAST FIVE-TO-SIX MINUTES. CONSTANT PAIN. IT WAS GREATER THAN ANY PAIN I EVER HAD.))
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Barbara Turner's been on a low-fat diet for the last week...ever since she suddenly had an attack of chest pain.
Turner had a blocked heart vessel.
To clear it she underwent angioplasty... doctors passed a plastic tube to the block...then they blew up a balloon at the tip.
Angioplasty reduced her blockage from ninety-percent to zero.
The problem is...the blocks often come back.
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((THAT CAN HAPPEN TO 30-40 PERCENT OF PEOPLE..OVER SIX MONTHS. SIX MONTHS.))
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As a result, patients have to repeat the procedure ..sometimes again and again.
But Turner became the first person in Illinois to get a new procedure.
Using this device her doctor injected ten metal pellets to
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(( THE BEADS ARE RADIOACTIVE WITH A COMPOUND STRONTIUM NINETY. ))
The beads are kept in place for about five minutes ...just enough time to kill off the cells that form new blocks.
Early studies suggest the procedure reduces the rate of new
blocks by ninety percent.
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((I THINK IT COULD BE USED IN A VERY HIGH PERCENTAGE OF INTERVENTIONAL
PROCEDURES PERHAPS EVEN 100-PERCENT.))
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((BARBARA TURNER/PATIENT:IT'S EXCITING...TO KNOW I'M THE FIRST TO GET THIS PROCEDURE DONE.))
[OUT Q=procedure done.]
And Turner hasn't had any chest pain since her procedure.
Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check.))
The radiation involved is very targeted and far less than you'd get
from a chest x-ray.
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Two Tampa, Florida abortion clinics yesterday were vandalized with a foul smelling chemical believed to be acid.
Last week, several other Florida abortion clinics were vandalized with acid that made some workers sick.
Ninth District Republicans have picked their candidate to rake on Rick Boucher in November.
They chose Joe Barta at yesterday's convention in Wythville.
And showers and thunderstorms could not dampen spirits at Roanoke's Festival in the Park.
The lumberjack show and river race went on yesterday.
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And that's what's making news on this Sunday May 24th.
Last weekend it was the N-C-Double-A Division Three softball championship.
This weekend Salem is hosting The Division three baseball championships.
And next weekend is Spring Jubilee.
That's when nine State championships will be decided in single and Double A spring high school sports.
John Saunders is here to tell us how Salem became title town for high school sports action.
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[there is about 2:00 of video of various high school sports. Soccer is the last sport shown. Roll at any time.][Sport
In Major league baseball, Mark McGuire is on pace to hit 79 home runs and drive in 200 runs.
He has 23 dingers so far this season and seven in his last five games.
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McGuire did it again last night--swatting two more in the Cardinals 11 -10 victory over the San Francisco Giants.
In Phoenix, Todd Hollandsworth drives home two runs for L-A with this double down the first base line.
The Dodgers score seven runs to the Diamondbacks' one and take home the victory.
In the National Hockey League, Dallas, Texas, is quickly becoming a hockey town.
The Stars enter game one of the Western Conference finals this afternoon when the Detroit Red Wings come to visit.
The Washington Capitals lost a playoff game last night.
The Buffalo Sabres notched a 2-0h victory and take a one nothing lead in the Eastern Conference Finals.[Abortion-At
Police are investigating acid attacks on three Florida health clinics.
Two clinics in Tampa were vandalized Saturday with a foul smelling chemical investigators say might be the same acid used in earlier attacks in Orange and Dade Counties.
Miami Police have seized a burgundy rental car that reeked of acid.
Police took fingerprints and an unidentified bag of objects from the
The rental car will be transferred to the FBI and
agents are also developing a composite sketch of a suspect.
No one was injured in the attacks.
Republicans yesterday tapped their candidate to take on Rick Boucher.
And, as Joe McKean reports, party members selected a new face but kept a traditional message.
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[SUPER=01-Patrick Muldoon/(R) Candidate for Congress; :51]
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(( Gathering under gloomy skies, Republican delegates adopted resolutions against abortion rights and gun control, ate a barbecue lunch, and then listened to the two candidates roast Democratic Congressman Rick Boucher.
[NAT SOUND BARTA DEMONSTRATION]
Radford eye doctor Joe Barta's prescription for defeating the eight-term unmarried lawyer now representing the district: a wife, four children, a business, money and a conservative message.
[IN Q=We've had enough]
((JOE BARTA/R- CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: WE'VE HAD ENOUGH OF RICK BOUCHER. YOU KNOW WHAT HE STANDS FOR AND WHAT HE'S AGAINST. PEOPLE SAY HE'S GOT TOO MUCH MONEY TO BEAT, BUT LET ME TELL YOU, THIS ELECTION IS NOT GOING TO BE ABOUT MONEY. THIS ELECTION IS GOING TO BE ABOUT PEOPLE AND ISSUES.))
[OUT Q=people and issues.]
[NAT SOUND MULDOON DEMONSTRATION]
Giles County's Patrick Muldoon, trying to repeat his triumphant speech that won him the nomination two years ago misfired this time, as he raised some questions about Barta.
[IN Q=Where was he]
((PATRICK MULDOON/R- CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: WHERE WAS HE IN THE OTHER SIX CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS WHEN WE DEARLY NEEDED HIS HELP. WHERE WAS HE WHEN GEORGE ALLEN AND MIKE FERRIS AND JIM GILMORE ASKED FOR HIS VOTE.))
[OUT Q=for his vote.]
[NAT SOUND BARTA MARCHING TO STAGE]
The day though belonged to Barta, and Muldoon moved to give him the nomination by acclimation.
A couple of themes have dominated Congressional politics in the Fighting Ninth since the early eighties. Republicans have lambasted Rick Boucher as a liberal, and Boucher's always won, the last six times getting at least 59 percent of the vote.
A look at Boucher's voting record, compiled by the non-partisan Project Vote Smart, shows some sympathy with liberal groups. He's voted with Planned Parenthood's views on abortion most of the time, gets a good rating from the ACLU, poor ratings from the Christian Coalition. However, he's also solid with the National Rifle Association, and with many women's groups.
But the liberal label is what the GOP still wants to paste on Boucher.
And while it's on with law school for Patrick Muldoon,
Republicans have picked Joe Barta for the prosecution of Rick Boucher in the 1998 campaign.
Joe McKean, News-7. ))[11-Congress-Votes]
U.S. Senators weren't able to finalize terms of a proposed settlement with tobacco companies.
However, a few key preliminary votes were cast concerning the price of cigarettes.
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The Senate killed an amendment that would have taken out a provision to increase the price of a pack of cigarettes by a dollar and ten cents.
The vote was 72-26, with Chuck Robb voting to keep the increase in the bill and John Warner voting to take it out.
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Minutes later, the Senate defeated a move to push that price hike even higher, to a dollar fifty a pack.
The vote to kill that bill was 58 to 40, with both Robb and Warner voting with the majority.
Over in the House, there were several votes on defense spending.
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One measure authorized the military to help patrol U.S. borders in the war on drugs.
The defense bill amendment passed, 288 to 132.
All three congressman from Southwest Virginia, Rick Boucher, Virgil Goode and Bob Goodlatte were in favor of that bill.
Thunderstorms have not been able to douse Roanoke's Festival in the Park.
Yesterday, contestants were able to hit the water for the River Race...
And, of course a little bad weather won't stop a lumberjack.
The Great American Lumberjack Show gave the audience a look at what life was like in the old-fashioned logging camps before the invention of the chain saw.
[IN Q=the lumberjacks]
((JAMES FREEMAN/GREAT AMERICAN LUMBERJACK SHOW; THE LUMBERJACKS THEY WERE VERY COMPETITIVE-TYPE PEOPLE, AND THEY WERE ALWAYS ISSUING CHALLENGES SAYING I WAS BETTER THAN YOU OR I CAN DO THIS FASTER, BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANY ENTERTAINMENT IN THESE CAMPS, THIS IS WHAT THEY DID AT NIGHT AND ON WEEKENDS BECAUSE THEY WOULD STAY IN THE CAMPS FOR THE WHOLE WINTER.))
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[OUT Q=whole winter]
The old logging camps began to disappear after transportation improvements eliminated the need to camp out in the woods for an entire season.
Working toward peace is hard to do when you live in one of the toughest neighborhoods in the world.
Tonight on 60-Minutes, Ed Bradley walks the streets of Hebron.
[IN Q=If you want]
[OUT Q=to be dead]
That one of the stories lined up for 60-Minutes.
Tune in to your hometown station tonight at Seven.
Did you know more than 20-percent of adults read at or below a fifth grade level?
That's according to the National Institute for Literacy.
There's a volunteer group in Danville working to change that statistic.
Project Literacy is the focus of this week's Virginia Profile.
Christy Hubley introduces us to two literacy success stories.
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[SUPER=01-Nancy Jiranek/Project Literacy; :36]
[SUPER=01-George Hutchings/Learning to Read; 1:07]
[OUT Q=News 7, Danville.]
(( Sarah Price dropped out of school in the sixth grade.
She couldn't write much more than her own name.
[IN Q=My family had]
((SARAH PRICE: MY FAMILY HAD FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES AND I HAD TO DROP OUT TO HELP THE FAMILY.))
[OUT Q=to help the family.]
[NATS of Sarah reading]
At 49, Sarah is now trying to earn her high school diploma.
And she's doing it with the help of Project Literacy-- an organization of voluteers aimed at teaching people to read.
The group's facilitator says people want to learn for so many different reasons.
[IN Q=Everything from I just]
((NANCY JIRANEK: EVERYTHING FROM I JUST WANT TO BE LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE, I JUST WANT TO BE ABLE TO PICK UP A MAGAZINE OR NEWSPAPER AND KNOW WHAT I'M READING, I WANT TO BE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF MY OWN BUSINESS WITHOUT HAVING MY WIFE OR SOMEBODY ELSE DO IT TO I WANT TO BE ABLE TO READ THE SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON.))
[OUT Q=the sunday school lesson.]
[NATS of George reading]
Who says you can't teach old dogs new tricks?
George Hutchings is 72 and learning how to read.
He says he wasted the few years he did spend in school.
[IN Q=I went to the 7th]
((GEORGE HUTCHINGS: I WENT TO THE 7TH BUT I MADE A BIG MISTAKE. I DIDN'T EVEN TRY. YOU WANT ME TO TELL YOU WHAT I DID? I USED TO FIGHT FOR THE GIRLS. THE GIRLS WORKED MY LESSONS, I THROW SPIT BALLS, AND I CAME UP EMPTY HEADED AND THEY COME WITH EDUCATION.))
[OUT Q=come with education.]
For these adults, admitting they can't read well can be embarrassing.
And sometimes understanding the words on the page can be frustrating.
George says he's doing this for himself and tries to stay focused.
[IN Q=I think the teachers might]
((GEORGE HUTCHINGS: I THINK THE TEACHERS MIGHT SAY YOU SO STUPID THAT'S THE WAY I FEEL AND THEN I JUST KEEP FIGHTING AND EVERYBODY I TALK WITH THEY SAY DON'T QUIT, KEEP TRYING. SO THAT'S WHAT I'M GOING TO DO. I'M GOING TO KEEP TRYING.))
[OUT Q=going to keep trying.]
[IN Q=I read now more]
((SARAH PRICE: I READ NOW MORE THAN I EVER READ IN MY LIFE. IN FACT, THE MORE I LEARN THE MORE I WANT TO LEARN. THE MORE I'M EAGER TO LEARN.))
[OUT Q=eager to learn.]
If you're eager to learn, Project Literacy can help.
Sarah and George say they're proof it's never to late.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.))
If you need more information or want to volunteer to be a tutor, you can call Project Literacy at 804-799-3953.[Howdy]
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Here's another look at today's top stories.
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The victims of Monday's fatal apartment fire were remembered last night.
About a hundred people joined in a candlelight vigil near the site of the fire.
Emergency service workers killed in the line of duty were also remebered last night.
Mourners remembered 22 men and women from 10 states at a service in Roanoke last night.
And the "Mighty Mo" is making her final voyage.
The battleship Missouri is on its way to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii where it will become a floating museum.
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And that's what's making news on this Sunday May 24-th.
(Toss To Andrew for Newsreel)
35-years ago a popular Roanoke nightspot went up in flames.
David Seidel takes us back to May 10, 1963 in this week's edition of Virginia Newsreel.
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[OUT Q=Seidel, News7.]
(( The fire at the Candlelight Club was discovered around one in the morning.
The club sat on Route-Eleven, just outside the Roanoke City limits.
Roanoke County firefighters at first couldn't find the fire and as smoke continued to build, the situation worsend.
There was little the firefighters could do.
Flames gutted the popular club and caused some 60-thousand dollars in damage.
Afterwards the owners criticized the efforts of firefighters-- saying they should have brought more water and called the Roanoke City Fire Department for help.
Roanoke County firefighters defended their actions, contending that heavy smoke and intense heat limited their efforts and left little chance of saving the building.
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm David Seidel, News-7.))
(Toss to Andrew for Movie Review)
The Hunter Thompson novel "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" is an icon of American Drug culture.
It's taken the book a long time to make it to the big screen.
Dennis Cunningham isn't so sure the trip is a success.
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We have some breaking news to tell you about.
One woman was injured in an accident on Interstate-81 this morning.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./This Morning]
It happened just south of the Interstate-581 interchange.
Police say a woman driving in the left hand lane fell asleep, ran onto the shoulder, then into the back of a truck.
The woman was taken to Roanoke MEmorial hospital, though police say her injuries were not serious.
Traffic is now moving again.
Finally this morning, there's a feeding frenzy at McDonald's restraunts around the country.
A feeding frenzy for beanie babies, that is.
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Around the country, the "golden arches" have been filled with men and women on a mission to get the latest beanies.
[IN Q=Tell me]
[OUT Q=we're outta here.]
The beanie babies went on sale Friday.