An overnight accident in Patrick County claimed two lives.
W-H-E-O radio is reporting that two teenagers died and a third was injured in an accident on route 815.
Apparently, the driver lost control on a curve, ran off the road and hit several trees.
The driver, 20-year old Eric Simon Payne, and a passenger 18-year old J-D Phillips, both of Stuart were killed.
Another passenger, 16-year old Rebecca Phillips of Stuart, was seriously injuered and was flown to North Carolina Baptist Hospital.
The accident happened around ten last night.
A new Roanoke crisis center is calling on a higher power to help people addicted to drugs and alcohol.
David Johnson has more about the Appalachain Teen Challenge Center.
[IN Q=We at the]
[SUPER=01-Jim Nickels/Teen Challenge Executive Dir.; :02]
[SUPER=01-Damon Graham/Teen Challenge Student; :58]
[SUPER=01-Jim Oyler/Teen Challenge Student; 1:08]
[OUT Q=djo, News7.]
[IN Q=WE AT TEEN]
((((JIM NICKELS/TEEN CHALLENGE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; WE AT TEEN CHALLENGE, WE ADDRESS THE PHYSICAL COMPONENT, THE PSYCHOLOGICAL COMPONENT, AND WE ALSO ADDRESS THE VOCATIONAL COMPONENT. HOWEVER WE GO ONE STEP FURTHER THAN MANY OTHER PROGRAMS IN THAT WE ADDRESS THE SPIRITUAL COMPONENT.))
[OUT Q=SPIRITUAL COMPONENT.]
Those guidelines along with a regimented and disciplined schedule helps students overcome their drug and alcohol addictions.
Appalachain Teen Challenge, Incorporated is a community-based ministry that acts as a crisis referral center here in Roanoke.
The program gets help from everyone from law enforcement agencies to church pastors.
[IN Q=WE PROVIDE CRISIS]
((NICKELS; WE PROVIDE CRISIS COUNSELING BOTH ON A PERSONAL AND A GROUP LEVEL. WE ALSO DO SUBSTANCE ABUSE SEMINARS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AS WELL AS STREET AND JAIL EVANGILISM.))
[OUT Q=JAIL EVANGELISM.]
Nickels says the program is about healing and is designed for those who want help.
As part of their process participants have to admit that what they did was wrong and dedicate themselves to their own recovery.
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[IN Q=I WAS IN A]
((DAMON GRAHAM/TEEN CHALLENGE STUDENT; I WAS IN A MENTAL HOSPITAL BEFORE I CAME TO TEEN CHALLENGE. THROUGH PRAYER AND THROUGH THEIR GUIDANCE, GOD WAS ABLE TO PUT MY LIFE TOGETHER. AND NOW I HAVE HOPE AND I HAVE A FUTURE TODAY BECAUSE OF TEEN CHALLENGE.))
((JIM OYLER/TEEN CHALLENGE STUDENT; THIS HAS GIVEN ME A GREATER FOUNDATION OF TRUTH IN ORDER TO BUILD A NEW LIFE.))
[OUT Q=A NEW LIFE.]
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THE AVERAGE STAY FOR A MAN AT TEEN CHALLENGE IS TEN TO 14 MONTHS. THE SUCCESS RATE? A DOCUMENTED STUDY INDICATES THAT 86-PERCENT OF MEN WHO COME THROUGH THIS PROGRAM REMAIN DRUG AND ALCOHOL FREE. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.))
Organization and success go hand in hand.
Yesterday, a community partnership was helping groups in Roanoke to bring the two together.
The Roanoke Neighborhood Partnership sponsored its "Spring Mini-conference".
The conference teaches community groups ways to work more effectively.
[IN Q=I THINK ITS VERY]
((VERNICE LAW/NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIP PARTICIPANT; I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW HOW TO ORGANIZE. AND ALSO TO KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH THEIR MEETINGS AND HOW TO GET THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS ON AN UPPER LEVEL.))
[OUT Q=UPPER LEVEL.]
Another part of the program teaches neighborhood groups how to address zoning issues.
[IN Q=HELPS THE NEIGHBORHOOD]
((JOHN MARELLES/NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIP SPOKESMAN; HELPS THE NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS UNDERSTAND WHERE THEY CAN GET THE INFORMATION THEY NEED, WHO TO GO TO, HOW TO DEAL WITH THE VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS IN THE CITY. BASICALLY TRAIN THEM AND EDUCATE THEM SO THAT THEY CAN BE EFFECTIVE IN THE PROCESS.))
[SUPER=01-John Marelles/Partnership Spokesman;]
[OUT Q=IN THE PROCESS.]
The city will provide at least two more neighborhood training sessions during the summer.
President Clinton says America needs to do a better job of identifying troubled teens.
Yesterday he spoke to the student body and faculty of Thurston High School--the site of last month's fatal shooting.
He told the Springfield, Oregon, residents, the country is grieving with them.
[IN Q=i instructed]
((I INSTRUCTED THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND THE SECRETARYOF EDUCATION TO PREPARE A GUIDEBOOK FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR FOR TEACHERS, PARENTS AND STUDENTS TO DESCRIBE THE EARLY WARNING SIGNS THAT DEEPLY TROUBLED YOUNG PEOPLE SOMETIMES GIVE.))
[OUT Q=young people give]
Before speaking, Clinton walked the halls of the high school and met with family members and victims of the shooting.
Residents of Oaklahoma are picking up the pieces after a night of stormy weather.
[SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK]
Patrons of an amusement park got more excitement than they bargained for when one of 5 tornados reported through out the state came barreling through.
Several children were injured from pieces of flying glass.
[IN Q=It was real]
The park will remain closed today as workers survey the damage.
In sports, baseball both in the majors and minors and two NBA stars are headed for the ring.
Roy Stanley has the details.
Good morning Roy.
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[OUT Q=when we return]
From a big bash for preemies to a new scalpel that operates using ultrasonic waves.
Tonya Flory takes a look back at the medical news making headlines this week.
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[SUPER=01-Doug Anderson/Carilion Health System; :23]
[SUPER=01-Dr. James Weston/OB-GYN; :58]
[SUPER=02-Amy Mutter/Tristan's Mother; 1:34]
[OUT Q=Health Check]
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[TAPE#98-43 23:24 ]
A newly formed private company is waiting to hear whether they'll get the green light to build an open M-R-I center in Roanoke County.
The Board of Directors of the Southwest Virginia Health Care Systems agency will approve or reject Roanoke Open M-R-I's request at their July 1st meeting.
The medical center is a point of contention with two major hospitals in the area.
[IN Q=Certainly there]
[OUT Q=eleven or twelve thousand]
It vibrates 55-thousand times a second and cuts with little to no bleeding --
local doctors are replacing their traditional scalpel with a harmonic one.
Ultrasonic technology allows this device to cut and coagulate the tissue at the same time.
[IN Q=There's been]
((DR. JAMES WESTON/OBGYN:THERE'S BEEN A REVOLUTION IN SURGERY WHEREBY WE HAVE CREATED NEW...MORE RAPID RECOVERY.))
[OUT Q=rapid recovery.]
[TAPE#=598-26 TC 11:59]
And it was a rough week for 20 month old Tristan Mutter.
It started out as a fun weekend in the park celebrating a birthday with hundreds of other children born premature like himself.
But it ended back in the hospital.
After surgery from complications from being born 9 weeks early, Tristan was going home again with the memories of the party.
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[IN Q=It was just]
((AMY MUTTER/TRISTAN'S MOTHER:IT WAS JUST NICE PEOPLE AND SEEING HOW THE BABIES HAVE GROWN AND THEY JUST LOOK SO MUCH BETTER NOW THAN THEY DID WHEN THEY WERE IN THE HOSPITAL. AND TO SEE PEOPLE WITH GENUINE SMILES ON THEIR FACE LIKE EVERYTHING'S OKAY NOW.))
[OUT Q=okay now.]
Those are just some of the stories making medical news in Southwest Virginia this week.
Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check.))
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Politicians and Civil Rights leaders were among some of those in attendance at the funeral of dragging death victim James Byrd Junior.
The funeral was yesterday in Jasper, Texas.
It was not all peaceful as about a 15- shotgun toting black militants staged a march after the funeral.
The popular Camp Roanoke may soon be back in operation.
With some help from the U-S Marines and the Navy Seabees, 300- thousand dollars worth of renovations have been done to the camp.
Crews still have to install a new pool, pave the parking lot, and build a new bathhouse before before renovations are complete.
The Phillippine-American Association of the Roanoke Valley gathered yesterday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their country's independance.
Singing, dancing and a cultural exhibit were among the festivities at the event.
[ANCHOR=Denise 2 SHOT]
And that's what's making news on this Sunday April 14-th.
(toss to Andrew for Newsreel)
(Toss to Andrew for Newsreel)
He was often compared with John and Robert Kennedy and likely would have been the Democratic candidate for Governor in 1973.
But a brain tumor cut short the promising career of Sarge Reynolds.
Here's David Seidel with this week's Virginia Newsreel.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/June 15, 1971; :07]
[SUPER=01-J. Sargeant Reynolds/1969; :25]
[SUPER=01-Gov. Linwood Holton/June 13, 1971; :51]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/June 15, 1971; :57]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co./June 16, 1971;]
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(( Thousands of people lined the streets of Richmond as the funeral procession moved from the capitol to Second Presbyterian Church.
Young and charismatic, J. Sargeant Reynolds was elected Lieutenant Governor in 1969, after serving in both the House of Delegates and the State Senate.
He was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1970, but courageously kept his post as Lieutenant Governor.
He died on June 13, 1971 after a nine and a half month battle.
The following day, his casket lay in state at the capitol, as thousands paid their final respects.
After a private memorial service inside the capitol on the 15-th, the trail of vehicles wound its way to a public funeral at Second Presbyterian.
Friends, family and state officials gathered for a graveside service on June 16 at the Reynolds family plot near Critz (KRYTZ) in Patrick County.
Sarge Reynolds was just 34 years old.
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm David Seidel, New-7.))
There was plenty of variety in last nights sports action around the nation. Let's start off by taking it to the mat.
[SUPER=03-El Paso, TX/HBO Sports]
And that's exactly where Patrick Charpentier (SHAR_PEN TEIR) ended his evening against defending Welter Weight Champion Oscar De La Hoya.
51 thousand watched in person.
In the 3rd round the Champ took down his challenger just about every 30 seconds.
After the third trip to the floor it was all over, as Oscar De La Hoya retains his belt.
That wasn't the only event happening in the Lone Star state. A slug fest broke out in Arlington as the Angels' Jim Edmonds hits this bases loaded double to make it 5-1 against the Rangers.
Shortly there after Matt Walbeck made it 8 to 1 on this 2 run double and the Angels slug their way to a 18-6 win over Texas.
The third game of the Stanley cup play-offs was a tight one as Brian Bellows ties the game at 1 for the Caps Half way through the third period.
But Sergei Federov would have none of that scoring the game winner with just over 4 minutes left in the game to give the Red Wings a comanding 3 to 0 lead in the series.
A tobacco company based in Danville finds a home on the web.
And, you can catch the W-NBA in action by going on-line.
More in this week's WebWatch.
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((Dimon Incorporated is sprouting up on the World Wide Web. The Danville Company says it's the first leaf dealer on the internet.
Visitors can check on possible job openings... none right now...
Investors can also keep track of the company's stock performance.
If you want to invest in the stock market, but are afraid to "dive in"... the Virtual Stock Exchange has a way to get your feet wet, risk free...
Their site has a free stock market simulation. You create your own account and trade, using real-time data... you'll learn how it works, with out loosing, or making any real money.
There are several forums where you can discuss market trends and hot tips with other users.
As the NBA ends its season, the WNBA is just getting fired up... and you can catch the excitement online at WNBA-dot-com.
Check out the latest news, and scores, schedules and even highlights...
You can even run your own instant replays...
For links to all these sites, click on WebWatch, on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ7-dot-com.))
Politicians and Civil Rights leaders converged on the small town of Jasper, Texas yesterday--
For James Byrd Junior's funeral.
Police say Byrd was dragged to death by white supremacists.
[IN Q=MAY BE THE]
((JESSE JACKSON: MAY BE THE UNEARNED DEATH OF AN INNOCENT BYRD HERE IN JASPER COULD AWAKEN THE NATION TO A NEW COMMITTMENT TO STOP THE HATRED.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jesse Jackson/Civil Rights Leader;]
[OUT Q=STOP THE HATRED]
Not all of the rhetoric was peaceful as about 15-shotgun toting black miliatants staged a march after the funeral.
A once-popular Roanoke County summer camp may soon be back in operation.
Camp Roanoke was shut down in 1985 after its buildings fell into disrepair.
[IN Q=IT REALLY WAS]
((ELMER HODGE/ROANOKE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR; IT REALLY WAS IN TERRIBLE CONDITION. THE ROOF WAS CAVED-IN. THE WINDOWS WERE OUT. THE BUILDINGS WERE REALLY JUST UNUSEABLE. WE WERE GOING TO BULLDOZE THE PROJECT TO PREVENT FURTHER VANDALISM. AND PARKS AND RECREATION SAID LET US HAVE A TRY AT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator; :00]
[OUT Q=try at it.]
The U-S Marines and Navy Seabees performed nearly 300-thousand dollars' worth of renovations on the camp.
It was part of the military groups' training and the county's effort to raise funds for the "Rekindle the Glow" campaign.
Crews still have to install a new pool, pave the parking lot and build a bathhouse before completing the renovations.
The former YMCA facility is being restored for use as a residential camp.
A local home improvement store was offering something more than hardware and fixtures to its customers yesterday.
It gave youngsters a lesson in fire safety.
Every year, Lowes holds its "Safe Kids Day" on June 13th to promote fire safety at home.
The event is held in connection with the "Lowes Heroes" program that helps out area children's groups.
[IN Q=THIS YEAR WE]
((DONNIE DEAL/LOWES; THIS YEAR WE ARE WORKING WITH THE BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOME IN SALEM TO HELP TRY AND GET THEM SOME MATERIALS FOR MUCH NEEDED REPAIRS AT THE CHILDREN'S HOME. WE'RE FURNISHING SOME CARBON-MONOXIDE DETECTORS FOR THE DORMITORY ROOMS. ALSO SOME NEW STEEL FRONT DOORS SO THEY'LL BE A LOT SAFER AND HELPING BUILD A HANDICAP RAMP FOR THEIR NEW DINING ROOM FACILITIES.))
[SUPER=01-Donnie Deal/Lowes; :00]
Among the tools used to teach fire safety was a "Smoke House" in which children were taught what to do in the event of a fire.
Children were also taught the importance of having a common meeting place outside the home when there's a fire and how to "Stop, Drop and Roll".
Filipinos in Roanoke gathered to celebrate their country's independence day.
The Philippine-American Association of the Roanoke Valley is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the event.
It was June 12th, 1898 when the country declared its freedom from Spain.
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[IN Q=WE WERE UNDER]
((MAX CUESTA/PAST PRESIDENT; WE WERE UNDER THE SPANISH REGIME. AND THIS IS LIKE IT WAS A REVOLUTION AND THEN THE PHILIPPINES WERE SET FREE. HOWEVER FROM THE UNITED STATES, WE WERE FOR A WHILE A COMMONWEALTH OF THE UNITED STATES. SO THE UNITED STATES GAVE US OUR INDEPENDENCE INN 1946.))
((ERNIE RAMOS/PRESIDENT; THE PHILIPPINES WERE UNDER SPAIN FOR 400 YEARS AND ITS A BIG, BIG CELEBRATION FOR US ALSO IN THE PHILIPPINES RIGHT NOW. WHAT WE ARE DOING IS WE ARE BRINGING THE PHILIPPINES HERE IN ROANOKE FOR THIS CELEBRATION.))
[SUPER=07-Max Cuesta; :00]
[SUPER=07-Ernie Ramos; :22]
[OUT Q=THIS CELEBRATION.]
Singing, dancing and a cultural exhibits were among the festivities at the event.
With biological agents like anthrax as easy to make as moonshine, could an attack happen in the U-S?
That's one of the stories you can see tonight on 60-Minutes.
Here's Mike Wallace.
[IN Q=The damage]
[OUT Q=dead around us.]
That's one of the stories you can see tonight.
Tune in to 60-Minutes at Seven.
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Scientists are keeping a close eye on Mount Saint Helens.
Earthquake activity at the volcano has been on the rise since the beginning of the year.
Anna Katayama of K-P-T-V has more.
[11:16:08 Conus Monday]
[IN Q=it's been 18]
[SUPER=03-Mount St. Helens/1980; :00]
[SUPER=01-Peter Frenzen/Scientist; :13]
[SUPER=01-Willie Scott/Cascades Volcano Observatory; :37]
[SUPER=01-Anna Katayama/Reporting; :58]
[OUT Q=a very shallow level]
((It's been 18 years since the last major eruption of Mt. St.
Helens...and while another eruption doeasn't appear imminent...recent
activity below the lava dome has captured the attention of scientists.
[***Cut out Dead Sound after first Bite***]
Last winter scientists recorded an average of 55 earthquakes per
month under the crater...but in May the count tripled. The earth
below the crater rumbled 165 times.
Scientists detected a similar increase in activity between 1989 and
1991. At that time, the quakes were accompanied by a series of steam
The threat of a major eruption was created then because the
earthquakes were shallower.
Most of these recent quakes are small...less than magnitute two.
And most occur at least two kilometers below the surface...underneath
a layer of solidified rock.))
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[***No Music Under]
Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Two teenagers were killed in an accident in Patrick County last night.
W-H-E-O radio is reporting 20-year old Eric Simon Payne and 18-year old J-D Phillips, both of Stuart were killed.
16-year old Rebecca Phillips was seriously injured.
In Springfield, Oregon yesterday President Clinton spoke to the student body and faculty of Thurston High School the site of last month's fatal school shooting.
The President said that America needs to do a better job of identifying troubled teens.
Five tornados touched down in Oklahoma last night.
One of them hit an amusement park near Oklahoma City.
Several children were hurt by flying glass.
And that's what's making news on this Sunday June 14-th.
One area cyclist has a lot of mountains to climb.
To her they aren't obstacles, but a way to a career.
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[SUPER=01-Julie Taylor/Expert Mountain Cyclist; :19]
[OUT Q=best training]
[IN Q=I'D ALWAYS 103929]
((JULIE TAYLOR/MOUNTAIN CYCLIST: I'D ALWAYS BEEN ONE TO GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY IN THE WOODS, CLIMB TREES, AND PLAY IN THE DIRT. THIS JUST SEEM LIKE A NATURAL PROGRESSION FOR ME.))
[OUT Q=FOR ME]
At 14, Julie Taylor new what she wanted to do. Cycling an off road trails had caught her eye.
[IN Q=bought every 10:1627]
((BOUGHT EVERY MAGAZINE POSSIBLE I COULD GET MY HANDS ON. STARTED READING AND LEARNING AND BECAME TOTALLY IMMERSED.))
Now she's 21 and racing as an expert. Julie competes against other women for the money, but the men are always racing at the same time.
[IN Q=if i'm 12:50:08]
((IF I'M DOING A SMALLER RACE AND THERE'S A LOT OF MEN TO RACE AGAINST IT HELPS. IT'S JUST FUN TI PASS THE GUYS. THEY'RE USUALLY SHOCKED CAUSE I'M A GIRL.))
[OUT Q=i'm a girl]
Julie wants to make the jump to pro next year. And while racing is mainly in the warm weather months, training is a year round deal.
[IN Q=10:57 i cross]
((I CROSS TRAIN IN THE WINTER MONTHS, RUNNING AND LIFTING WEIGHTS AND BY JANUARY AND FEBRUARY I START PUTTING IN A LOT OF MILES TO BUILD UP ENDURANCE AND DO INTERVALS AND RACE. RACING IS THE BEST TRAINING.))
[OUT Q=best training]
Julie just recently placed second in a national race.
Her goal this year is to win the state championship.
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Ward Burton is the pole-sitter for today's Miller Lite 400 at the Michigan International Speedway. Morgan Shepherd was the fastest qualifier yesterday, running a lap at 177-point-668 miles per hour.
Here's how the top 25 stack up.
[WIPE TO BOARDS]
[SUPER=0107-1. Ward Burton/181.561/2.Dale Jarrett //3. Rusty Wallace//4. Jeff Gordon//5. Kevin Lepage//;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Bill Elliott//7. Mark Martin//8. Wally Dallenbach//9. Ricky Rudd//10. Jeff Burton//;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Terry Labonte//12. Darrell waltrip//13. Lake Speed//14. Kenny Irwin//15.Jeremy Mayfield//;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Joe Nemechek//17. Bobby Labonte//18. Rich Bickle//19. Bobby Hamilton//20. Jeff Bodine//;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Johnny Benson //22. Ted Musgrave//23. Kenny Wallace//24. Michael Waltrip//25. Dale Earnhardt//;]
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In our Virginia Profiles series we introduce you to remarkable people living in our community.
Today we're doing things a little differently because that remarkable person is sitting in the studio with us.
This is Keith Bryant. He's a Rockbridge County native who's just signed a record deal with a Warner Brothers label, his C-D "THe Secret to Life'" comes out June 22nd and he's just become the national spokesperson for Country Nights bedding.
[SUPER=01-Keith Bryant/Recording Artist;][Wedding]
Remeber Dave Weinlick?
He was the man determined to get married on June 13-th.
And he kept his word.
A couple of dozen women from several states campaigned to become "Mrs. Right."
Weinlick's friends whittled the pool down to five finalists.
And the winner is-- 28 year old Elizabeth Runzee.
The couple exchanged vows yesterday in the Mall of America.
Weinlick says he and his wife haven't decided on a honeymoon.
Before you head out to work this week, be sure to check in with News-7 Mornin.
Here's a look ahead.
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[OUT Q=at 6 am.]