Up next on News 7 at Six... a state agency puts the brakes on a power line project,
And a Roanoke hospital unveils a new weapon in the war against cancer...
In Sports, Terry Labonte bumps his way to victory lane in Richmond the Braves beat the Orioles at the yard again this afternoon.
And Carlos Moya of Spain is the 1998 men's singles champion at the French Open.
If you liked today's chilly numbers-- you'll like the forecast for tonight and tomorrow.
The Autumn- like forecast is coming up.
A Bedford man was taken to the hospital after ramming his car into a convenience store last night.
According to police, the driver of the car, James Allen Craighead was backing out of the parking lot at Lancet Mart along Route 24 near Chamblissburg.
Authorities say he ran into propane tanks and plowed into the store, then backed out across Route 24, hit an embankment and flipped the car.
Rescue workers took Craighead to a nearby hospital.
Police say charges against him are pending.
The State Corporation Commission is asking that hearings on a proposed 765 thousand volt power line be delayed.
The SCC is asking for a 90 day delay, so American Electric Power can study alternative routes for the line.
A-E-P says it needs the line, from Wyoming County, West Virginia, to Cloverdale, to handle future demand.
The line's opponents say it will ruin the natural beauty of the region.
The job isn't finished, but Roanoke School Superintendent Wayne Harris says he's pleased with efforts to build a diverse workforce.
Harris briefed members of city council last week.
He says almost a quarter of the school system's employees are members of minority groups. And almost half of the administrators hired in the last five years are African- Americans.
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((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE HAVE ALREADY HIRED SEVEN AND A HALF AFRICAN AMERICAN TEACHERS. THAT PUTS US A LITTLE AHEAD OF THE GAME COMPARED TO LAST YEAR THIS SAME TIME. OUR GOAL WOULD BE TO HIRE ABOUT 20 TO 22 AFRICAN AMERICAN TEACHERS FOR THE COMING YEAR. IF WE DO THAT WE WILL HAVE EXCEEDED LAST YEAR'S NUMBERS BY SEVERAL.))
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[OUT Q=last year's numbers by several.]
About 15 percent of the school system's licensed employees are African Americans.
A billboard along one of Montgomery County's most dangerous roads is drawing attention to what's become a local and nationwide problem.
The billboard was created and donated by LAMAR advertising to draw attention to the fact drinking, driving and high speed don't mix.
It's located at the intersection of Routes 11 and 114 in Fairlawn.
Last fall-- two college students and a teacher were killed in an alcohol related crash along Route 114.
Delegate Jim Shuler says, two Virginia Tech student organizations have already begun plans for a second billboard to go up along the same road.
Cancer patients and doctors are often looking for new and better ways to fight the disease.
Columbia Lewis-Gale Hospital has been using its latest cancer-fighting technology since last summer.
And, today the public got a chance to learn about the new weapon.
David Johnson has more.
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[SUPER=01-Mary Zimmerman/Recovering Cancer Patient; 1:15]
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((Until recently, most surgeons removed deep-seated cancerous tumors by using Colbalt machines.
But, physicians say using the machine was time-consuming and involved some side effects.
But, now Columbia Lewis-Gale Hospital has upgraded to a state of the art Lenier Accelerator.
It's radiation treatment that helps doctors do a better job in spotting the cancer.
((DR. DAVID RANDOLPH/CANCER CENTER MEDICAL DIRECTOR; IT HAS REAL-TIME PORT HOLE IMAGING ON IT. WE CAN SEE EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE TREATING WHEN WE'RE TREATING IT. IT ALSO HAS THE MULTI-LEAF COLLIMATOR WHICH ALLOWS USE TO CUSTOM SHAPE OUR FIELDS WITHOUT A LOT OF HEAVY TREATMENT BLOCKS THAT THE TECHNOLOGISTS USED TO ACTUALLY HAVE TO PUT INTO THE MACHINE FOR EVERY TREATMENT. IT MAKES THE TREATMENT GO A LOT QUICKER AND A LOT SMOOTHER.))
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That means less time spent by patients at the hospital and fewer side effects.
It also allows doctors to reach tumors that are deeper in the body.
That's because, unlike the colbalt, this is a higher energy machine.
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((DR. RANDOLPH; WITH THIS MACHINE THE BEAM PENETRATES VERY FAR INTO THE BODY BEFORE GIVING OFF ITS MAXIMUM ENERGY, SO WE'RE ABLE TO TARGET THE TREATMENT TO TAILOR IT MORE AROUND THE TUMOR THAN WE WERE ABLE TO DO BEFORE.))
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Cancer patients who have undergone the procedure say it has helped them get back to living a full life.
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((MARY FRANCIS ZIMMERMAN/RECOVERING CANCER PATIENT; I THINK IT'S WONDERFUL. PEOPLE AROUND HERE ARE JUST VERY FORTUNATE IN HAVING THIS CENTER HERE.))
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The cancer center also has the ability to identify cancerous lymph nodes during surgery.
And Prostate Seed Implantation, the latest treatment for prostate cancer, is also available.
David Johnson, News 7.))
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Straight ahead--direct service from Roanoke to the windy city is coming soon.
And, a local organization says hackers can steal your credit card number right off the Internet.
We'll tell you how you can protect yourself in a few minutes.
But, first let's check in with Andrew Freiden to find out about the dipping temperatures.
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Last week the Roanoke Regional Airport announced the return of non-stop jet service to Chicago.
Airport officials say they're pleased with that news, but also proud of the community effort that made it possible.
Beginning in mid- July, United Express will offer three direct flights a day to Chicago on its new Embraer (EM-brehr) regional jets.
Airport Director Jacqueline Shuck says the flights would not have been possible without a successful campaign to convince the Department of Transportation that Roanoke deserved more slots at Chicago's O'Hare Airport.
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((JACQUELINE SHUCK/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: THIS PROCESS THAT BROUGHT THIS WAS AN APPLICATION PROCESS THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. AND WE HAD A GREAT RESPONSE BY THE COMMUNITY SUPPORTING THE SERVICE AND ASKING DOT TO ESTABLISH THESE SLOTS FOR ROANOKE. SO WHEN WE TURNED AROUND AND SAID WE NEED SOME HELP, THEY WERE RIGHT THERE TO PROVIDE THAT HELP.))
[SUPER=01-Jacquleine Shuck/Roanoke Regional Airport;]
[OUT Q=to provide that help.]
Shuck says both public agencies and private companies wrote letters in support of the application.
Norfolk Southern chugs through two days of hearings.
And, Wintergreen Resort may have to sell some of its assets after losing a legal battle.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in the News-7 Business Review.
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The last stop on Norfolk Southern's way to its merger with Conrail.
Most expect N-S and Richmond-based C-S-X to win approval for their plan to share the Philadelphia railroad.
But before the marriage gets its federal blessing, regulators want to be sure the merger will be a safe one.
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((DAVID GOODE/NOROLK SOUTHERN CEO: NORFOLK SOUTHERN IS THE SAFEST RAILROAD IN THE UNITED STATES. WE'RE VERY PROUD OF OUR SAFETY RECORD, WE INTEND TO KEEP IT.))
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The Surface Transportation Board votes on the merger Monday.
A possible setback for the proposed high voltage power line.
A consultant working for the state of Virginia wants to look at alternatives to the route endorsed by American Electric Power.
A-E-P is hoping to get its so-called "preferred corridor" approved by the end of the year.
The Wintergreen resort is fighting a 700-thousand dollar jury verdict given to Wayne and Nancy Childs.
The couple sued Wintergreen after a 19-95 landslide damaged their home.
Wintergreen president L.F. Payne said the resort would have to sell some of its assets to pay off the lawsuit.
In about a month the Trans States Embraer jet will be the fastest way to get from the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Magnificent Mile.
Non-stop service between Ronaoke Regional and Chicago's O'Hare airport begins July 15th.
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On Wall Street the indices made a comeback.
The Dow gained 138 points.
The Nasdaq quietly picked up 4.
That's this week's review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
Many people fall victim to credit card thefts and scams these days as thieves use new technology to get personal information.
But, as intern reporter Aleesha Chaney found out, there are many ways you can protect yourself.
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((Credit Cards--they're popular, they're convenient, and for many they've proven to be very dangerous. Last year alone almost 40,000 people reported their credit cards stolen. Andrea Blalock is just one of the many who has fallen victim to these credit scams.
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((ANDREA BLALOCK/CREDIT SCAM VICTIM; IT WAS JUST AMAZING THAT BY 4:00 WHICH WAS JUST 40 MINUTES LATER THE DISCOVER CARD HAD ALREADY BEEN USED.))
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Andrea left her purse unattended in her locked car for only a few minutes and that's all it took for a couple of thieves to get their hands on it.
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((ANDREA BLALOCK/CREDIT SCAM VICTIM;JUST ONE OF THOSE DAYS WHEN YOU ARE IN A RUSH AND YOU AND YOU AREN'T THINKING LOGICALLY. WELL, I'M NOT GOING TO BE GONE THAT LONG AND SURE ENOUGH THAT'S THE DAY THAT IT HAPPENS))
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((ALEESHA CHANEY: HAVING YOUR CREDIT CARD STOLEN OUT OF YOUR CAR IS ONE OF THE MOST COMMON PLACES CARD THEFT TAKES PLACE. BUT TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SITUATIONS LIKE THIS, THERE ARE CERTAIN SAFETY PRECAUTIONS EVERY CARDHOLDER SHOULD TAKE.))
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((JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU; YOU MAKE A CHARGE ON THAT CHARGE CARD, MAKE SURE YOU TEAR UP ANY CARBONS. DON'T JUST LEAVE CARBONS SITTING ON THE TABLE.))
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Even without your credit card in hand, if someone simply had that card number it can sometimes be just as valuable as the card itself. That's why consumers are strongly urged to be careful when making purchases over the internet.
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((JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU; IF THE PROPER SECURITY IS NOT IN PLACE THERE ARE HACKERS THAT CAN TAG INTO THE CREDIT CARD NUMBERS GOING OVER THE WEB AND USE THAT CREDIT CARD))
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Wheeler says it's important to remember credit cards are as good as cash and cardholders must take the same safety measures with their credit cards as they would any other form of money.
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((JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU; DON'T EVER WRITE DOWN YOUR CARD NUMBER AND MAIL IT ON SOMETHING LIKE A POSTCARD OR SOMETHING THAT IS EASILY OPENED.))
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If you do become a victim to a credit card scam you should immediately
contact your bank.
Aleesha Chaney, News 7.))
The strings won't sound quite the same in Roanoke after this year.
Bill Kinzie, a strings teacher in the city schools is retiring after 34 years.
Kinzie says strings open up new worlds of opportunity for students, and he's seen the music change people's lives.
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((BILL KINZIE/MUSIC TEACHER; I THINK IT DOES SOMETHING TO THE INTERIOR PART OF THE LIFE OF A PERSON ALSO, THAT BY DOING STRINGS THEY ARE A DIFFERENT KIND OF PERSON. I DON'T THINK I'VE SEEN A REALLY GOOD STRINGS PERSON WHO PLAYED VIOLIN WELL OR PLAYED CELLO WELL GO OUT AND ROB A BANK OR MUG SOMEBODY, I JUST DON'T THINK THAT'S PART OF THAT BACKGROUND...))
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Though he's retiring from teaching, Kinzie says he'll continue playing at the Homestead and the Greenbriar.
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Still to come--an exhibit in Roanoke pays tribute to one of the city's oldest communities.
And, students, teachers and parents marked the end of a safe prom season.
More on those stories when the news continues.
The history of the Jewish Community in Roanoke can be traced back more than 100 years.
And, the community's impact is captured in an exhibit at the History Museum of Western Virginia.
The "Jewish Experience in Roanoke" studies the role Jewish citizens have played in the evolution of the Star City.
The exhibit also chronicles the growth of the area's Jewish community and explains a variety of religious artifacts.
The exhibit will be displayed at the Center in the Square in Roanoke until mid-July.
School administrators and parents joined 144-area high school students for a celebration ending this year's prom season.
Valley View Mall was the site of the 10th annual After Prom Grand Finale Event.
It's sponsored by the Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition.
Juniors and seniors who are substance-free and who attended their school's After Prom Party qualified for a shot at a brand new car.
It's an added incentive to make students aware of the dangers of substance abuse.
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((MARY GWYN PARKER/RAYSAC; WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY FATALITIES OR ANY THAT WE KNOW ARRESTED DRUNK DRIVING FROM TEENS THAT HAVE ATTENDED THEIR AFTER-PROM PARTIES. SO IN ESSENCE, THE STATISTICS ARE VERY HIGH THAT THEY'RE NOT USING IF THEY ARE GOING TO OUR PARTIES.))
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The year before the program began in 1989, there was at least one student fatality involving alcohol.
The students played in the "Wacky Olympics" for door prizes.
Seniors also got a chance to earn some college cash by entering an essay contest.
The winner received two-thousand dollars.
And coming up in Sports, The Braves and Orioles slugged it out again this afternoon at Camden Yard scores from this afternoons major league ball parks.
And Terry Labonte bumped his way to a win at the Pontiac Excitement 400 last night at the Richmond International Raceway.
A wild final 50 laps in Richmond last night and went the dust and debris settled Bobby Labonte took the checkered flag winning the Pontiac Excitement 400.
The bumping started when Rusty Wallace hit Jeff Gordon in the rear sending him into the wall and out of the race. Gordon finished 37-th.
The race was red Flagged for 14 minutes with 7 laps to go then on the restart Labonte hit Jarrett in the rear causing him to lose control a yellow flag came out and Labonte would take the checkered flag winning his first race of the season.
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Jarrett was second, Wallace third Ken Schrader fourth and Mark Martin fifth.
Jeremy Mayfield finished sixth and he's now the new Winston Cup Points leader.
Atlanta's Greg Maddux became the National League's first 9 game winner as the Braves shutout the Orioles 9 to nothing.
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A special day at the yard as the Orioles retired Eddie Murray's jersey.
The Braves would score 4 in the first two came off the bat of Andres Gallarage who sends this two run homer over the left centerfield wall to make it 2 to nothing.
Atlanta added another run in the top of the third when Andrew Jones takes this pitch deep to the left field bleachers giving the Braves a 5 to nothing lead after three.
Galaraga would strike again this time he belts a
two run homer over the left field wall to make it 7 to nothing and the Braves win it 9 to zip.
Paul O'Neal, Tino Martinez and Bernie Williams all hit solo homers this after as the Yankees beat the Marlins 4 to 1.
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Yankee Pitcher David Wells sidelined with arm Tendinitis.
The Yankees used the long ball to take the lead in the bottom of the first O'Neal gets all of this pitch sending it over the right centerfield wall for a one to nothing lead.
Martinez homered in the third and it was followed by Bernie Williams who sends this shot over the center field wall for a 3 to nothing Yankee lead.
Yankee pitcher David Cone walked 2 and struck out 14
[SUPER=35-New York/4/Florida/1/;] picking up his 8-th win of the season as New York beats Florida 4 to 1.
Interleague play continued lets check the scores from this afternoon's games.
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Spain's Carlos Moya is the 1998 Men's French Open champion.
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Moya and fellow countryman Alex Corretja battled 30 mile an hour wins in the morning finals.
Moya dominated the match that was minus the long volley's the Spaniards are known for because of the wind.
But he would win the match in straight sets 6-3, 7-5, and 6-3. The victory is Moya's first in a grand Slam event.
The victory gives Spain a sweep of the singles titles as Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario won the women's championship yesterday.
Mothers and daughters now have the opportunity to sharpen their soccers skills together.
The camp is at Randolph Macon Woman's College June 15th through the 19th.
On the Tuesday and Thursday evenings the moms will get lessons as well.
((KEVIN LONG/RMWC SOCCER COACH: THEY LEARN THE RULES OF THE GAME. GENERAL PLAYING IDEAS AND STYLES AND TEACH THEM FUN ACTIVITIES THEY CAN DO WITH GROUPS OF KIDS. IT'S A CAMP FOR SIX TO 13 YEAR OLDS. THEY PLAY A LOT OF FUN ACTIVITIES GEARED AROUND SOCCER TEACHING THE BASICS, PASSING, TRAPPING, HEADING AND SHOOTING.))
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Once again the camp is at Randolph Macon Woman's College.
It starts tomorrow and if you'd like more information call 804-947-8141.
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