Coming up on News 7-
Federal Agents know what caused a church explosion- Now they're trying to find a suspect.
On this Memorial Day we'll take you to ceremonies from Hawaii to Roanoke.
Plus a holiday weekend concert as folks jam with WJJS at Victory Stadium
News 7 is next. [Newsbreak]
Federal Agents are trying to figure out who bombed an Illinois church and why.
Authorities sifted through the debris for hours to determine that it was a bomb- that caused yesterday's explosion.
33 people were hurt. Six are still hospialized tonight.
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It is a day to remember those who gave their lives for our freedom. From Hawaii to Roanoke- We'll take you to services.
Six bands rocked at Victory Stadium tongiht-
The WJJS- Star Party
in the Park- had the star city on its feet-
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.[Church-Explosion]
Federal agents say it was a bomb that ripped through an Illinois church Sunday-
Now the investigation is on to figure out who planted it.
The bomb was placed outside the church- It went off during a service injuring 33 people- including many teenagers.
((THERE WAS PARTS AND DEBRIS THAT FLEW SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET FROM THE BUILDING WHICH INDICATES A CONSIDERABLE FORCE.))
((I TURNED TO LOOK AND THOUGHT OH, AND THEN I REALIZED THE WALL WAS MISSING AND YOU COULD SEE ALMOST TO THE OUTSIDE.))
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[OUT Q=TO THE OUTSIDE.]
Six people are still hospitalized- including two teenage girls who are in serious condition with head wounds.
The blast was the second attack on a church in recent months in the county.
Investigators are trying to determine if there's a link between the two.
About 500 people turned out for the funeral of Ben Walker- one of two high school students killed in last weeks shooting.
Lee Cowan has more.
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[SUPER=01-Jamon Kent/School Superintendent; 41]
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((Springfield spent memorial day beginning the grim tasks of burying
it's dead -- the first of several funerals this town must now endure.
Ben Walker was only 16 when he entered the cafeteria at thurston
By lunchtime he was dead, his family and friends in shock.
His high school wouldn't normally be open on this holiday, but
perhaps there is no more fitting day than this to break with tradition.
for the first time since the shooting, aprehensive students are
returning to the scene, all wondering just how they'll react.
ARE YOU GOING TO BE ABLE TO WALK BACK IN THAT CAFETERIA? I DON'T KNOW. I
REALLY DON'T KNOW, I'LL JUST HAVE TO SEE WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT."
JAMON KENT/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: YOU WON'T FIND US FORCING ANYONE.IF I HAD MY DROTHERS, I'D JUST AS SOON TEAR
IT DOWN AND BUILD A NEW ONE.
The memorial fence that now stretches for more than a block in
front of the school, has barely an empty link.
Five days of mourning and the tears still fall.
15 Year old Kip Kinkel remains under suicide watch at a
juvenile detention facility.
The investigation at his house is almost wrapped up.
The bullet holes in the wall of the cafeteria have been patched
And by the end of this week, the case is expected to go to a
Life is moving onbut very slowly and very different.
Lee Cowan, CBS News, Springfield.))[Amherst-Murder]
An Amherst County man was murdered after a game of horseshoes last night.
Police say 29-year old Kenneth Branham killed 43-year old Richard Eubank, then wounded Bobby Beverly and Ricky McDaniel.
Witnesses say the three men were arguing when Branham pulled a 12-gauge shotgun from his car and started shooting.
Beverly is in critical condition at Lynchburg General Hospital and McDaniel was released.
Branham is charged with murder and two counts of malicious wounding. [Danville-Ax]
Police say a drunk driver ran over a five-year old boy last night in Danville.
Jerrick Blackstock is now in good condition at the University of North Carolina Hospital.
The boy was riding in the back of a pickup truck.
Police say the driver, Larnell Hampton, started backing the truck out of a driveway.
The child slipped off but Hampton continued in reverse and hit the child.
Hampton is charged with driving under the influence.[Memorial-Day]
They are missing from our lives but present in our memories-
Those were the words of President Clinton as he honored fallen warriors at Arlington National Cemetery-
((OH SAY CAN YOU SEEEEEEE.))
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[OUT Q=(gunfire) See..."]
At Pearl Harbor- World War Two Veterans gathered at the spot of the suprise Japanese bombing in 19-41-
Eleven hundred American sailors died at the site- They were taken off guard in the bombing attack.
In Roanoke, people of all ages gathered at the war Memorial,
in Lee Plaza to pay respect to those who gave their lives for our country.
Mayor Bowers said a few words in rememberance of the soldiers.
[IN Q=as we dutifully]
((DAVID BOWRS/MAYOR; AS WE DUTIFULLY AND RESPECTFULLY LISTEN TO SOME WORDS OF WISDOM AND AS WE ENGAGE IN SOME TIME HONORED RITUALS GOD BLESS EACH ONE THAT HAS DIED IN THE NAME OF FREEDOM.))
[OUT Q=name of freedom]
Jim Maye gave the Memorial Address.
He spoke about Lieutenant Robert Mooney who gave his life fighting for his country.
Participants prayed for peace and sang the National Anthem.
A wreath was laid at the memorial and family members left flowers next to the names of their loved ones.
Nothing like three days of rain to dampen a holiday weekend at Smith Mountain Lake.
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But the sun finally came out on Memorial Day, the last day of vacation. (/////SOT/////)
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((BRANDON KINCER: IT'S HOT AND IT'S REALLY COOL. THE WATER'S FINE EXCEPT IT'S REAL REAL COLD.))
[OUT Q=real real cold]
Marina managers eagerly helped renters into boats-- anxious to recoup the money they lost this weekend.
They say they lose thousands of dollars when boats stay tied to the docks.
[IN Q=Our fuel docks]
((MARC DETOURNILLON/MARINA OWNER: OUR FUEL DOCKS AND FUEL SALES HAVE SUFFERED SIGNIFICANTLY BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER. PERSONALLY I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE A RAIN DATE FOR MEMORIAL DAY BECAUSE IT SEEMS TO ALWAYS RAIN HERE AT THE LAKE ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.))
[SUPER=01-Marc deTournillon/Marina Owner;]
[OUT Q=Memorial Day weekend]
Boaters may be catching on.
Marina owners say visitors used to reserve boats well before Memorial Day.
This year, they waited for the sun to come out.
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The Memorial Day holiday is a busy one on the roads.
Virginia State Police say five people have died in traffic
accidents so far during this holiday weekend -- less than
half than last year's total of 13.
People all across the country are encouraging travelers to buckle up.
Roanoke County resque squad member Mike Unroe knows first hand the importance of wearing a seatbelt.
[IN Q= The majority of]
((LIEUTENANT MIKE UNROE/ ROANOKE COUNTY FIRE AND RESCUE SQUAD; THE MAJORITY OF PATIENTS THAT WE TRANSPORT THAT ARE SERIOUSLY INJURED OR FATALITIES IN ACCIDENTS ARE UNRESTRAINED PASSENGERS))
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[OUT Q=are unrestrained passengers]
Small children should also be properly secured. The safest place for them is in the middle of the back seat.
Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
If you haven't heard of slamming... you'll want to stay tuned.
The illegal practice could leave you paying more for long distance phone calls.
And You may soon have to dig deeper into your wallet to watch a race at the Martinsville Speedway.
Up next, we'll tell you about the proposed new tax.
It's one of the most common complaints at the Better Business Bureau and it can be a real pain if it happens to you.
Thousands of Americans, like Karl Vandegriff, are victims of phone slamming.
It happens when someone changes your long-distance carrier without your permission.
In Vandegriff's case, a telemarketer got the name of someone who works at his business and said that person OK'd the switch to a new phone company.
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((KARL VANDEGRIFF/PHONE SLAMMING VICTIM: TELEMARKETERS WILL CALL AND GET THE NAME OF SOMEONE IN THE OFFICE OR JUST WHOEVER ANSWERS THE TELEPHONE AND THEN WILL TURN AROUND AND SLAM THE LONG DISTANCE BY SAYING THAT JACKIE HALL OR CARL VANDEGRIFF AUTHORIZED THE CHANGE.))
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Bell Atlantic says there are some things you can do to prevent your phone from getting slammed.
You can put a freeze on the line.
That makes it harder to switch the long-distance carrier.
You also should look through your phone bill each month to catch any changes.
And read the fine print whenever you sign your name on a sweepstakes form or a credit card application.
Henry County may decide to tax meals and race tickets to bring in some new revenue.
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The county's proposed budget calls for a four percent meals tax, and a two percent admissions tax on tickets to Martinsville Speedway events.
The Speedway tax would have to get General Assembly approval.
County administrator Sid Clower says the two new taxes would bring in about one-point-three million dollars each year.
Clower says the money would help make up for the revenue lost when the Dupont nylon plant closed.
He says the money is needed for education.
Clower wants to give students in the fourth and eighth grades access to computers.
He's also set an adult education goal.
Five years from now, Clower wants to make sure 80 percent of the adults in Henry County hold a high school diploma.
Leaders of some Jewish settlements are worried evangelist Pat Robertson will try to convert Jews to Christianity.
Middle East Television, a subsidiary of Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network, has tentative plans to move to the West Bank settlement of (R-E-L) Ariel.
The network has been broadcasting from Israel's self-declared buffer zone in southern Lebanon, but is looking for a new location because of growing talk about an Israeli troop withdrawal from Lebanon.
M-E-T-V doesn't broadcast in Hebrew and says it isn't trying to convert Jews.
The ability to speak English and Spanish fleuntly could make you a valubale assett to local authorities.
State police are looking for volunteer translators, especially in Martinsville and Henry County.
[IN Q=We have situations]
((CAPT. CHARLES COMPTON/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: WE HAVE SITUATIONS WHERE TROOPERS MAY BE INVOLVED INVESTIGATING AN ACCIDENT, OR IT MAY BE A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT WHERE WE NEED TO HAVE SOMEONE TO SERVE AS A TRANSLATOR, PRIMARILY SPANISH TRANSLATORS.))
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[OUT Q=primarily Spanish translators]
Volunteers would be on-call, and may, at times, have to appear in court.
If you'd like to become a volunteer translator, you can contact Captain Compton at state police division headquarters in Salem.
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Some Virginia Tech students will be taking lessons in generosity along with their regular course load.
The College of Architecture and Urban Studies will transform this empty lot in Blacksburg into a home for a low income family.
Students enrolled in the class will do most of the work, from the design to the actual building.
Habitat for Humanity will choose the family who will move into the three bedroom house.
[IN Q=we look]
((TERRI FITZWATER/NRV HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:WE LOOK AT THREE BASIC REASONS FOR HOME OWNERSHIP, THE NEED FOR ADEQUATE SHELTER, THE ABILITY TO PAY A MORTGAGE AND THE WILLINGNESS TO PARTNER, THE FAMILIES ARE SELECTED FOR THOSE THREE REASONS, DENIED FOR THOSE THREE REASON, HABITAT IS NOT A HAND OUT IT'S A HAND UP. ))
[SUPER=01-Terri Fitzwater/NRV Habitat For Humanity; ]
[OUT Q=hand up.]
Applications for the Blacksburg Habitat home are currently being accepted.
The game of Monopoly has been re-created it many forms for different cities and schools across the country, but now it's gone a bit farther... underwater.
We'll have the story in tonight's video of the day.
And still to come we'll take you partying in Roanoke...
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[IN Q=oh it's]
((DAVID LEE MICHAELS/WJJS RADIO: OH, IT'S A GREAT TIME. WEATHER'S COOPERATING, IT'S A GREAT EVENING, THE MUSIC'S GOOD.))
[OUT Q=MUSIC'S GOOD]
We'll have highlights from tonight's concert, plus we'll tell you what the weather will be like for the rest of the festival.... ncoming up on News 7 at 11.
Roanoke's long, holiday weekend wrapped up under the stars tonight.
A six-band hip-hop concert turned Victory Stadium into a giant subwoofer.
Our Scott Goldberg was there, jammin' with the crowd.
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[IN Q=this song]
((DAVINA: THIS SONG RIGHT HERE IS VERY SPECIAL TO ME.))
[OUT Q=TO ME]
It was a special treat for the Star City when national artist Davina and five other acts had Victory Stadium jammin'.
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[IN Q=we got]
((DAVID LEE MICHAELS/WJJS RADIO: WE GOT A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING. WE GOT DANCE. WE GOT HIP HOP WE GOT R&B. IN THE BACKGROUND A LITTLE JAZZ, KIND OF R&B THING GOING ON. SO IT'S A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING.))
[OUT Q=little bit of everything]
[nat sound fans in front row yelling]
And for the MOST part, it was enough to keep the crowd happy.
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Some sang along.
[davina trips over mic cord]
Some thought it was a trip.
But some, well, some were not all that impressed.
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((INDIA MILLER: BASICALLY THE MUSIC IS ALL RIGHT. IT'S JUST NOT WHAT I PREFER.))
[NAT SOUND OF MUSIC/BANDS]
The concert brought to a close what most people consider the first weekend of summer.
But even as they partied into the night, a few of the revelers kept in mind the real reason for celebrating Memorial Day.
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((MITCHELL WORRELL: YOU GET TO SEE THE PEOPLE'S GRAVE WHO FOUGHT AND DIED IN THE WAR.))
[OUT Q=died in the war]
[nat sound of grill/people in line for food]
Vendors all over the city look forward to Memorial Day Weekend.
Even though Sunday's rain slowed business a little, by Monday night, food sales were cookin'.
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((MARK ANTHONY BROWN: INITIALLY IT WAS KIND OF SLOW. BUT WE HAD AN INTERMISSION, THE CROWD PICKED UP, AND EVERYTHING WENT WELL. ))
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((SCOTT GOLDBERG/REPORTER: THIS STAR PARTY IS THE CLOSING ACT IN ROANOKE'S FUN FILLED WEEKEND. BUT THE FESTIVAL IN THE PARK JAMS ON THROUGH NEXT SUNDAY. TOMORROW'S EVENT? A SALUTE TO SENIORS IN ELMWOOD PARK, WHERE THE MUSIC PROMISES TO BE A LITTLE BIT SOFTER. SG, NEWS-7, ROANOKE.))
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First, Virginia tech track star and former Blacksburg standout katie Olledick finished second in the ECAC championships in the final round of the women's high jump with a jup of over 5'11".
In the NCAA divsion I lacrosse championships Princeton smoked Maryland 15 to 5.
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and in our extra point, Fresno State topped Arizona 1-nothing to capture the D-I womens softball championship. In the 6th, Nina Lindenberg homers to left to seal the victory.
THe Indiana Pacers evened the best of seven seris with the Chicago Bulls at two games apiece in a win 96-94 win.
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The game came down to the final seconds as reggie Miller nails this three pointer to put the pacers up with only 7-10ths of a second remaining!
Michael Jordan almost won it at the buzzer with a three pointer that misses as Indiana wins by 2.
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The NCAA Division III baseball championships roll on over in salem; Eastern Connecticut and Montclair State last night.
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The 11th game of the D-III series and a a great night to play.
In the top of the first, with the warriors at bat, John Gersz gets a hold of thhis one and sends it to a sign that should say, think when you pitch!!! The solo homer gave Eastern Connecticut a 1-nothing lead.
[super=34-Eastern Connecticut/11/Montclair State/4;]Eastern Connecticut's Len Lungarini is gonna fal;l into the ga
p wiht the bases loaded, two runs come on down, 3-nothing Warriors in third.
The Warriors Nick D'Mato brings in another as tthey win 11-4.
The New York mets have improved since acquiring Mike Piazza from the Marlins and Dogers...An argument can be made that LA has also benifitted. Gary Sheffield is on the coast and
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is 15 for 32 since joining Los Angeles!. Sheff' smorgusborg yesterday included a a 10th inning lead off homerun to lift Los Angeles over the Houston Astros 4-3. It's his 2 second homer and 9th RBI since become a Doger May 15th.
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The cardinals battled Colorado and it was the Rockies who took the early lead. Dante Bichett brings in a trio of runs
on this hit. Larry Walker, Vinny [SUPER=35-Colorado/6/St. Louis/1;]Castilla and Todd Helton come on down fora 3-nothin
g Colorado advantage.
But in the bottom of the first, Mark Mcguire says goodbye to this pitch, a solo shot that gets to the left field wall in a hurry, his 25th of the season, He sets a Major League record for most homeruns before June, but the Rockies win this one 6 to 1.
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The washingto captial beat the Buffalo Dabers in overtime tonight in the eastern Confeecne finals in DCTERMS.
The capitals neede overtime to even the series at 1 game apiece, Todd Kryier scored the winning goal[Sports tease]
Still to come in sports, a chat with the Saturn cup masters divison's version of the dominator,
and a recap of the memorial day satturn cup which took the downtown roanoke streets by storm
Bill Pearlman is becoming a household name in the saturn Festival Cup Masters races.
Yesterday, the 39 year old doctor surgically sliced through the field to win his fifth straight Saturn Festival Cup masters 35 plus criterium. The Roanoke resident rides for Team Cycle center and this win seems to be more gratifying than all the others.
[SUPER=01-Bill Pearlman/Five Time Masters Champion; :00]
[OUT Q=...about 6"]
While Pearlman has been the dominator; the profesional category 1 and 2 riders took the Saturn Festival Cup race down to the wire in an event made for the cycling fanatics.
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=01-Dede Demet/Women's Cardinal Race Champion; :15]
[SUPER=01-Scottie Weiss/Radford Native; :45]
[SUPER=01-John Lieswyn/Saturn Cup Winner; 1:20]
[SUPER=01-Norm Alvis/Finished Second; 1:37]
[OUT Q=...did a good job"]
((The saturn Cup began shortly after Dede Demet had won the Cardinal Bycicle Professional women's race, She quickly switched gears and entered the saturn men's race as the only female in the field.
Dede dropped out after only five laps, and although the Raonoke streets were decorated with all the patriotic unity memorial day offers, the indivudual competition ran high. 1990 Pulaski County high school graduate and now pro cyclists Scottie Weiss, who lead the first twenty minutes, found out the hard way.
Weiss joined nearly 80 cyclists chasing the 41 hundred dollars in prize money; a pot that drove riders to speeds in access of 40 miles an hour on the tracks fast six corners. Fans watched the cylcist make 45 laps around the 1 kilometer course which took a beating from the occassional premes or lap sprint for prize money.
A chess match finish between John Lieswyn and Team Saturn's Norm Alvis capped off the race. Lieswyn's win results in a 528 dollar payday.
While Alvis finished second, he was the omnium winner or the overall pro champion after a solid two days of racing.))
Some Californians have added a unique twist to the classic board game- Monopoly.
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How'd you like to play it in a pool... under water?
That's just what this group did in Modesto as part of a fund-raiser for local diving organizations.
More than 250 people took the dive... to roll the underwater dice.
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