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A painful return to class today for the survivors of last week's Oregon school shooting.
Last Thursday Kip Kinkel allegedly opened fire in the school's cafeteria after killing his parents.
Two students were killed and nearly two dozen injured.
Classes will be dismissed early today so students can attend the funeral of one of the victims.
The other murdered teen was buried yeserday.
Jennifer Sabih has the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Jamon Kent/School Superintendent;]
In a prayer circle with heads bowed, they began their day, students and
teachers gathered outside Thurston High School on this first day of class
since violence visited their school last week. For many of them, it will be
the first time since the shooting that they have set foot on school grounds.
For some, the day will be difficult.
SOT FROM YESTERDAY
The blood stained floor of the school cafeteria has been cleaned. The bullet
holes have been patched and painted. But the memory of the scene remains vivid
in student's minds, wounds that only time will heal.
YESTERDAY, JAMON KENT, SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT, If the students wanted the
cafeteria torn down and a new one built, I'd do it.
The funerals began on Memorial Day with the burial of 16-year-old Ben Walker.
School will last only a half-day today so students can attend the funeral of
17-year-old Mikael Nickolauson. the second student killed when 15-year-old
Kip Kinkle alledgedly fired 51 shots into a crowd of students. Nickolauson had
just enlisted in the Oregon National Guard and will be buried with full
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[OUT Q=Back to you in the studio.]
Several dialysis centers are expected to re-open today after a recall of defective tubing.
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The tubes, which carry blood to and from a dialysis machine, may be to blame for two deaths and more than 30 illnesses in at least four states.
Late yesterday the defective pieces were voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer.
DR. WILLIAM LAW/BON SECOURS BALTIMORE HEALTH SYSTEMS: "I AM VERY
RELIEVED.EXPECIALLY RELIEVED THAT IT IS NOW SAFE FOR PATIENTS TO RETURN TO
DIALYSIS. THAT'S THE KEY: FIND THE CAUSE AND MOVE AHEAD WITH SAFE CARE FOR
[SUPER=01-Dr. William Law/Bon Secours Balt. Health Systems;]
[OUT Q=care for patients.]
The problem was first identified 2 weeks ago at the dialysis center in Lincoln, Nebraska where 16 patients became ill.
Then Baltimore: 11 ill and 2 dead.
There were 5 more cases in Massachusetts and one in Indiana.
[TAPE#=98-26 TC: 1:43:46]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke CIty Seal]
The city of Roanoke is hoping to finish up its investigation of the Public Works Service Center.
Today, workers started digging at the site in an attempt to find any more buried drums of hazardous material.
[IN Q= What we hope]
((BREN HUGGINS/ENVIROMENTAL SPECIALIST; WHAT WE HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH OVER THE NEXT DAY OR TWO IS TO BRING TO A CLOSE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING SOLID WASTE OR DRUMS IN THE GROUND))
[SUPER=01-Bren Huggins/Environmental Specialist]
[OUT Q= drums in the ground]
This is the second time workers have searched for hazardous material.
And they hope it will be the last so the next phase can begin.
That step includes making sure the drums did not contaminate the soil.
Three Washington and Lee students pled guilty in Amherst County this morning to assault and battery against two former Sweet Briar students.
The charges stem from an incident in which the three men tried to retaliate against the women for allegedly shaving the pubic hair of a fraternity brother.
Chad Casto of West Virginia, Jonathan Paul Barker of California and Ryan William Walker of Woodstock each received a 30-day suspended jail sentence and will have to put in 80 hours of community service.
Authorities said the three men tried to restrain the women in a car to shave their pubic hair.
Jessica Saveall and Lisa Karen Williams escaped and called authorities.
Saveall and Williams are awaiting trial in Lexington on a charge of aggravated sexual battery.
A 5-year-old boy remains hospitalized after a drunk driver ran over him in Danville Saturday night.
Jerrick Blackstock was riding in the back of a pickup truck when
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 Blackstock, who is listed in good condition at the University of North Carolina hospital.
Hampton is charged with driving under the influence.[E-Seat-Belts]
A decrease in the number of people killed on Virginia's highways over the holiday weekend.
State police say seven people died in car accidents from noon Friday to midnight last night.
That's down from 13 killed over the Memorial Day weekend last year.
Holiday accidents serve as a reminder to travelers across the country to buckle up.
Roanoke County rescue 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))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Mike Unroe/Roanoke Co. Fire & Rescue Squad;]
[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.
The weekend rain proved to be more than a mere annoyance to boating businesses on Smith Mountain Lake.
In fact it ammounted to a loss of thousands of dollars.
[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake;]
Memorial Day visitors were finally able to hit the water -- or the sand, when the sun broke through on the last day of vacation.
But marinas say most boats stayed tied to the docks -- meaning few profits from rentals or fuel.
[IN Q=Estimated gas sales]
((ESTIMATED GAS SALES WERE DOWN THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS OVER THIS WEEKEND. ALONG WITH THAT STORE SALES, YOUR ICE AND YOUR COMMODITIES INSIDE THE MARINA STORE, HAVE SUFFERED. IN GENERAL, IT'S JUST BEEN A VERY LOW ATTENDANCE THIS WEEKEND.))
[SUPER=01-Marc deTournillon/Marina Owner;]
[OUT Q=this weekend]
But there were also no accidents on the lake this weekend -- and the calm was a welcome change for some.
[IN Q=Four or five years]
((FOUR OR FIVE YEARS AGO IT WAS KINDA LIKE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND AROUND HERE. IT'S INCREDIBLE AROUND HERE. BOATERS ARE NUTTY BUT I FEEL LIKE THEY'VE CRACKED DOWN ON THE DRINKING AND CARRYING ON AT THE LAKE SO I FEEL LIKE IT'S A LOT SAFER THAN IT USED TO BE.))
[OUT Q=it used to be]
Lake residents expect more crowds to return for the Fourth of July.
You could soon be paying more for a meal and a trip to the tracks in Henry County.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape;]
The county's proposed budget calls for a four percent meals tax, and a five 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.
The father accused of injecting his son with the aids virus is in a Missouri Courtroom at this hour.
A Preliminary hearing is underway for Brian Stewart.
He's accused of intentially injecting his infant son with the H-I-V tainted blood to avoid paying child support.
In today's hearing prosecutors must convince a judge they have enough evidence to charge Stewart with first degree assault.
The Japanese doctor who spread deadly Sarin gas in Tokyo's
subways was spared the death penalty today.
He was instead sentenced to life in prison because his confession helped investigators.
The prominent heart surgeon admitted being one of five DoomsDay cult members [SUPER=04-March 1995;]
who released the nerve gas in March 19-95, killing 12 people.
It was the worst act of terrorism in modern-day Japan.
Virginia's crime victims are able to keep up with the whereabouts of criminals in the state's prisons.
But the Crime Commision wants to find a better way for them to do it.
Officials are looking to one Kentucky phone center that handles inmates in the Chesapeake jail for an example.
[IN Q=We're trying]
((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: WE'RE TRYING TO COMPARE WHETHER OR NOT THIS WOULD BE MORE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE THAN THE PROGRAM THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS STARTED AND WE MAY NEED TO HAVE SOME ADJUSTMENT TO THE LAW TO MAKE SURE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS IS DOING THIS LEGALLY.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Chip Woodrum/(D) Roanoke;]
Some commission members are concerned that Virginia law may NOT be keeping up with the movement toward more public i
nformation about criminals -- even after they've served their time.[E-Police-Translators]
Do you speak Spanish? If so, local authorities could use your help.
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.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Charles Compton/Virginia State Police;]
[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.
[TAPE#98-34 1:08:46 (From 98-42 11:15)]
[GRAPHIC=Habitat for Humanity]
House-Building 101. That's what some Virginia Tech students will be taking when they help out Habitat for HUmanity.
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 sounds of Hip Hop and R and B could be heard from Victory Stadium last night as Valley music fans welcomed the unofficial start of summer.
Scott Goldberg has highlights from Star Party '98.
[SUPER=01-David Lee Michaels/WJJS Radio; :15]
[SUPER=07-India Miller; :32 --quick]
[SUPER=07-Mitchell Worrell; :47]
[SUPER=01-Mark Anthony Brown/Food Vendor; 1:02]
[OUT Q=SG News 7, Roanoke]
[SOT 19 02 22]
[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'.
[SOT 19 08 29]
[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.
[19 14 02]
Some sang along.
[davina trips over mic cord]
Some thought it was a trip.
But some, well, some were not all that impressed.
[SOT 18 35 44]
((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.
[SOT 18 37 46]
[IN Q=you get]
((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. ))
[OUT Q=WENT WELL]
This Star Party was the closing act in Roanoke's fun-filled weekend. But Festival-in-the-Park activities continue Tuesday with the Salute to Seniors -- an event whose music promises to be a little bit softer.
Scott Goldberg, News-7, Roanoke.))
[SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
Still ahead in sports, some more last minute magic for Reggie Miller and the Pacers.
And another championship closer to home continues- Eastern Connecticut took on Montclair State and took charge. We'll have the highlights, when News 7 at Noon continues.
[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]
We begin on the hardwood, where the Indiana Pacers have evened it up with the Chicago Bulls, 2 and 2 in their best of seven series.
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/NBC; :00]
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.
[SUPER=01-Michael Jordan/Bulls Guard; :00]
[super=01-Reggie Miller/Scored Winning Basket; :16]
On the diamond, Montclair State took on Eastern Connecticut in Salem last night as NCAA Division III baseball championships continue.
[SUPER=03-Salem/E.Connecticut vs. Montclair State; :00]
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 A pitch, and sends it over the left center field wall. 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 fall into the gap
with 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.