Coming up on News 7-
Roanoke police are still looking for a suspect in last nights murder...
More talk about human rights as the President continues his tour of China.
And a new witness may have some damaging testimony in the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
News 7 is next.
A shooting last night left a man from Roanoke dead.
Police responded to a disturbance at 1232 Jamison Avenue, Southeast just after 11.
There they found 22- year old Keith E-Sandifer lying in a parking lot with a single gunshot wound to the chest.
Sandifer was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he died moments later.
Police have identified the suspect, but do not have him in custody.
According to authorities, witnesses said the shooting was the result of a dispute over a mutual girlfriend.
[wipe, Wipe, wipe]
One man was critically injured in another shooting yesterday in Roanoke.
It happened in the 100 block of Whitten Avenue in the Lincoln Terrace housing complex.
41- year old James Reddicks was found lying on the sidewalk, suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach.
Reddicks is listed in critical condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police arrested Frankie L-Steelman and charged him with malicious wounding.
There was more talk about human rights in China today.
President Clinton began at a Beijing church where he voiced support for religious freedom.
Later, at the Great Wall, he said the wall's meaning had changed.
[IN Q=I believe this]
((PRESIDENT CLINTON; I BELIEVE THIS WALL NOW IS A SYMBOL THAT CHINA SHOWS TO THE REST
OF THE WORLD... NOT A WALL TO KEEP PEOPLE OUT.. IT SORT OF UNIFIES THE
COUNTRY FOR OVER 7000 KILOMETERS))
[OUT Q=7000 kilometers]
But the President goes back on the offensive tomorrow in a speech at Peking University.
In excerpts released to the press, the speech calls human rights ``the
birthright of people everywhere''.
Back home in Washington, the Monica Lewinsky scandal is growing again.
Dale Young, a Lewinsky family friend told Newsweek magazine Lewinsky told her, she and the president engaged in "intimate touching".
She said Lewinsky told her the president set ground rules for their relationship and "nothing was ever taken to completion".
[IN Q=it's one more]
((JONATHAN TURLEY/GW UNIV. LAW SCHOOL;
IT'S ONE MORE BLOCK IN A WALL THAT IS BEING CONSTRUCTED BY STARR. I MEAN
THERE'S A VERY HIGH WALL AT THIS POINT THAT WOULD SUPPORT A POSSIBLE
JACK QUINN/FORMER WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL;
IT DOESN'T, IN FACT, ADD ANY ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE, AND CERTAINLY THIS IS
NOT A WITNESS WHO CAN PROVIDE DIRECT CORROBORATION OF WHAT THE PRESIDENT
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Turley/Law Professor;]
[SUPER=01-Jack Quinn/Former White House Counsel; :10]
[OUT Q=has denied]
Young testified before Ken Starr's grand jury last week.
From heat to high water, the weather caused serious problems in several states this weekend.
Paul James has details.
[IN Q=residents from]
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[SUPER=01-Donald Searles/Storm Victim; :35]
[OUT Q=CBS News New York]
RESIDENTS FROM MINNESOTA TO VERMONT.. ARE CLEANING UP FROM A
WEEKEND OF SEVERE SUMMER STORMS.
VO: IN IOWA, SEVERAL TORNADOES TOUCHED DOWN.. DAMAGING HOMES, DOWNING
TREES AND POWER LINES.. AND LEAVING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WITHOUT POWER.
AT LEAST 16 COUNTIES IN OHIO ARE UNDER A STATE OF EMERGENCY BECAUSE OF
WIDESPREAD FLOODING. STORMS DUMPED UP TO 10 INCHES OF RAIN IN SOME
PARTS.. WASHING AWAY BRIDGES AND FORCING EVACUATIONS.
ACROSS SOUTHERN MINNESOTA, TWO DAYS OF FIERCE THUNDERSTORMS BROUGHT
HEAVY RAIN, HAIL, TORNADOES AND HIGH WINDS. AFTER NEARLY A FOOT OF RAIN
OVER THE WEEKEND, RESIDENTS WERE BUSY SANDBAGGING.. AS RIVERS AND CREEKS
REACHED RECORD LEVELS.
VERMONT'S GOVERNOR TOURED FLOODED TOWNS IN HIS STATE AFTER HEAVY RAINS..
SENT RIVERS OVER THEIR BANKS FRIDAY NIGHT. RAGING WATERS DAMAGED HOMES,
DESTROYED CARS AND WIPED OUT ROADS AND BRIDGES.
RESIDENTS IN CHICAGO GOT A BREAK FROM THE HEAT SPELL THAT HAD GRIPPED
MUCH OF THE MIDWEST. CITY WORKERS WERE OUT CHECKING ON THE ELDERLY AS
TEMPERATURES SOARED INTO THE TRIPLE DIGITS.
PAUL JAMES, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
Coming up--cellular phone owners will be paying a bit more for the service in two localities in Rockbridge County.
And, the new Miss Virginia, Nicole Johnson talks about her tough road to the crown.
That's coming up when the news continues.
Last week the Supreme Court made it harder for some artists to get funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
But, the decision will have little impact on Virginia.
According to the Virginia Commission for the Arts, that's because even before that decision the N-E-A began to shy away from giving money to individual artists.
That means the N-E-A gives a lump sum to the state commission, which in turn hands it out to individual artists, along with state money.
[IN Q=We've really]
((PAUL TYLER/VIRGINIA COMMISSION FOR THE ARTS: WE'VE REALLY HAD NO CONTROVERSY AT ALL IN THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS ABOUT THE ARTS IN VIRGINIA. I THINK HERE THE REPRESENTATIVES HAVE FOCUSED MORE ON ALL THE GOOD THINGS THAT THE ARTS ARE DOING RATHER THAN SINGLING OUT ONE OR TWO THINGS THAT MIGHT CAUSE SOME PEOPLE SOME PROBLEMS.))
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[OUT Q=some problems.]
In an 8-to-one ruling, the high court said the N-E-A CAN deny grants to artists if their work is considered indecent.
The suit was brought by a performance artist whose work included her nude body covered with chocolate.
She was denied an N-E-A grant after the decency standard was set by Congress in 1990.
The Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors is being sued for approving construction of an airstrip.
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In April, the Board voted to allow Harold Hottinger to operate a private airstrip on his property with some restrictions.
Hottinger said the airstrip is for a friend who has no place to land and store his plane in the area.
In their lawsuit, 19 county residents maintain the airstrip will lower their property values.
However, the Board's attorney, Leanne Shank, has asked that the lawsuit be dismissed.
She claims, in part, that the residents don't have any facts to justify their concerns.
A date for a hearing about the matter has not been set.
It'll soon be a little more expensive to own a cellular phone in Lexington or Buena Vista.
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Councilmembers in both localities this month approved a tax on cellular phones.
Lexington officials felt the tax was fair considering taxes already placed on other telephone services.
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[IN Q=Our city council]
((JON ELLESTAD/LEXINGTON'S CITY MANAGER: OUR CITY COUNCIL FELT IT WAS AS MUCH OF AN EQUITY ISSUE AS ANYTHING ELSE. FOR YEARS, WE HAD CONSUMER UTILITY TAX ON LOCAL LAND LINE TELEPHONE SERVICE AND THEY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY CELLULAR PHONES SHOULD BE EXEMPT.))
[SUPER=01-Jon Ellestad/Lexington's City Mgr.]
[OUT Q=should be exempt.]
Officials in Lexington estimate the tax will generate about five thousand dollars more in revenue.
Buena Vista officials estimate they'll take in an extra 12 thousand dollars.
Residents there with cell phones will have to pay about two dollars more per month.
The cell phone tax in both areas goes into effect July first.
Officials in Buchanan held a dedication ceremony today for the town's new library.
The new high tech library is located in what used to be a furniture store on Main Street.
It now has ten times the space of the original library.
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[IN Q=NOT ONLY WAS]
((TERRY AUSTIN/BOTETOURT CO. SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN; NOT ONLY WAS THE ORIGINIAL LIBRARY SMALL AND NOT LOCATED IN THE MAIN BEATING PATH, BUT ALSO IT WAS IN THE FLOOD PLANE OF THE JAMES RIVER. IN 1985 WE LOST ALL OF THE VOLUMES AS A RESULT OF THE FLOOD. AT THAT TIME WE DECIDED TO GO AHEAD AND INCORPORATE THE BUILDING IN ANOTHER LOCATION.))
((STEVE VEST/LIBRARY DIRECTOR; TAKING AN OLD BUILDING LIKE THIS AND RESTORING IT TO ITS ORIGINAL CONDITION. OUR CEILING TILES ARE ORIGINAL AND THE FLOORS ARE THE ORIGINAL FLOORS. SO HOPEFULLY IT WILL BLEND IN WITH THE REST OF THE DOWNTOWN AREA.))
[SUPER=01-Terry Austin/Botetourt Co. Supervisors Chrmn.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Vest/Library Director; :15]
[OUT Q=the downtown area.]
The library has room for more than 20-thousand books.
Its computers also provide access to Roanoke and Botetourt County's web sites.
Renovations to the facility cost 530-thousand dollars.
Construction on it is expected to wrap up within the next two weeks.
Beating out nearly one hundred contestants for Miss Virginia is not an easy task.
However, the new Miss Virginia, Nicole Johnson is no stranger to adversity.
David Johnson has her story.
[IN Q=This was the]
[SUPER=01-Nicole Johnson/Miss Virginia; :15]
[SUPER=01-Lowell Hill/Pageant President; :52]
[OUT Q=DJO, News 7.]
(( This was the second try for the winner of this year's state beauty pageant.
But, Nicole Johnson's victory didn't come easy.
More than four years ago she was diagnosed with diabetes.
But, she managed to turn her condition into her cause.
[IN Q=AND I REALIZED]
((NICOLE JOHNSON/MISS VA. 1998; AND I REALIZED AT THAT MOMENT THAT THIS IS THE VERY REASON WHY I NEED TO BE A STATE TITLE HOLDER OR A LOCAL TITLE HOLDER, FOR THAT MATTER. I NEED TO SPEAK OUT AND BRING AWARENESS TO THIS CONDITION SO THAT PEOPLE CAN UNDERSTAND IT.))
[OUT Q=UNDERSTAND IT.]
Now, she feels her pageant career has come full circle.
[IN Q=AS I STAND]
((NICOLE JOHNSON/MISS VIRGINIA 1998; AS I STAND HERE TODAY, I'M HEALTHY, I'M HAPPY. I'M CONFIDENT I KNOW WHO I AM AND I DIDN'T KNOW ALL THAT WHEN IT ALL BEGAN. SO IT'S BEEN A LONG ROAD AND THIS IS A GREAT FINALE.))
[OUT Q=GREAT FINALE.]
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; NICOLE JOHNSON'S PLATFORM WILL BE TO RAISE COMMUNITY AWARENESS ABOUT DIABETES. COMMUNITY-BASED ISSUES IS SOMETHING THAT HAS COME TO THE FOREFRONT OF THE PAGEANT OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS.))
[IN Q=WE ENCOURAGE OUR]
((LOWELL HILL/PAGEANT PRESIDENT; WE ENCOURAGE OUR YOUNG WOMEN TO EMERSE THEMSELVES INTO A COMMUNITY ISSUE ABOUT WHICH THEY FEEL PASSIONATELY. AND IT MAKES THEM BETTER PEOPLE, IT MAKES THE COMMUNITIES BETTER PLACES IN WHICH TO LIVE.))
[OUT Q=TO LIVE.]
Rewards for winning the Miss Virginia title include gifts from the community.
Nicole received those gifts as well as the keys to an apartment and a 1999 Mercury Cougar.
But she's hoping to provide the community with a gift of her own, the gift of heightened awareness about diabetes and how to beat it.
David Johnson, News 7.))
Up next, Andrew Freiden will be here with an extended look at your steamy work week weather.
And, Steve Mason will have highlights from Major League Baseball when the news continues.
A local manufacturer says lagging production has forced it to go out of business while another company wants its employees to take a break.
Scott Goldberg has the details and more business news in the News-7 Business Review.
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((This week on the Review:
Another textile factory is going out of business.
This time it's in Danville...where 300 people will be out of work by the end of summer.
[IN Q=it's just]
((CARL DIXON/DURHAM 2000 EMPLOYEE: IT'S JUST LIKE A HOME WHEN I LEAVE HOME. I LOOK FORWARD TO GOING TO WORK. I ENJOY IT... THE PEOPLE AND THE SUPERVISORS AND EVERYTHING... THEY'VE BEEN GOOD AND I'M GOING TO MISS IT. I'M WISH SOME WAY IT WOULDN'T CLOSE.))
[OUT Q=it wouldn't close.]
Durham two-thousand has been at its Lynn Street location for 100-years.
Its closing marks the eighth time this year a textile plant in Southwest Virginia has shut down.
In Salem, nobody's getting laid off.
But General Electric is asking workers to take voluntary vacations without pay.
It's G-E's latest attempt at cutting costs while production is slow.
In Rockbridge County, Modine Manufacturing says it will ADD 200-jobs.
The new positions come from Modine's just-announced joint venture with Daikin Industries.
The Japanese company will help Modine make combination heating and air conditioning units.
In Lynchburg, the battle is heating up between First Colony and preservationists.
The company wants to tear down historic buildings to make room for employee parking.
But a group of citizens said the company just wants a better view of its building from the highway.
First Colony's parent company has threatened to move the business out of Lynchburg if the demolition is not completed.
[dow jones pre pro]
It was a strong week on Wall Street.
The Dow picked up 232-points to close at 89-45.
The Nasdaq gained 88.
That's this week's review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
So far, Stonewall Jackson Hospital has received 10 thousand dollars more than expected from their annual fundraiser.
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Hospital officials had hoped to raise at least 75 thousand dollars by the end of this month.
They say the early success is a sign of the community's confidence.
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[IN Q=We're very pleased]
((DR. JANE HORTON/EXECUTIVE BOARD CHAIRWOMAN: WE'RE VERY PLEASED WITH THAT CAMPAIGN. WE THINK IT'S REFLECTIVE OF THE SUPPORT THAT THE COMMUNITY SHOWS US IN OUR OPERATIONS AS A COMMUNITY HOSPITAL.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jane Horton/Exec. Board Chairwoman;]
[OUT Q=a commuity hospital.]
Some of the funds have already been used to buy a van to transport extended care patients.
The remaining money will be used to pay for general hospital expenses and physical therapy equipment.
The fundraiser ends Tuesday.
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We begin sports on a tragic note. Fotrmer William Fleming and Liberty high school baksetball standout Rodney Morris died yesterday morning.
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Rodney was staying at relatives house and simply did not wake up yesterday morning. A cause of death has not yet bee
n determined. The 6'4" forward # 30, who played two years at Fleming and then two years at Liberty,
Morris graduated with his fellow minuttemen two weeks ago and was headed to Concord Colege on a basketball scholarship. He was an a good student, who made honor a few times. Rodney Morris was 18 years old.
[GRAPHIC=all star football clinics]
The Roanoke valley All-Stars football clinic kicked off last night with it's the first annual dinner.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00]
Tampa bay Buccaneer Ronde barber and his mother Geraldine joined high school coaches from the city and county along with former University of Virginia football players and seven William Fleming standouts in a dinner at the Dumas hotel. Volunteers and sponsors were also recognized. the kids will receive instruction from some top nottch role models.
[SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/Tampa Bay Cornerback; :00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Goodpasture/Clinic Origanizer; :11]
[OUT Q=...right way"]
300 kids have signed up for the three day clinic at Rivers Edge and Victory Stadium. Reverend William Lee energized the audience with some motivational words to get everyone ready to go.
[SUPER=01-Steve Spangler/Cave Spring Football Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-George Miller/William Fleming Football Coach; :08]
[OUT Q=...so are we"]
The Busch series was at Watkins Glen today for the Lysol 200.
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The field had a perfect day on the 2.45 mile track.
Phil Parsons took that to heart as he crashes into the wall, he was okay.
For Bobby Hillin it wasn't the crash as much as it was the heat...flames force him out.
Ron Fellow ttook the checkered flagafter starting second in the 87 chevrolet.
The Salem Avalanche opened a three game homestand against Frederick today.
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The Oriole Bird flew in for this one.
It was the Bryan Warner show at Salem Memorial. In the bottom of the first, Warner smacks the base hit into right, Doug Livington scores.
[SUPER=34-Salem/10/Frederick/3;]In the second, Warner brings in three more with the homerun over the right field wa
ll and the Avs were out in front 5-nothing. He had five RBI's by the fourth inning.
In that fourth, he makes the count 7-nothing, on one bagger and Salem pounds the keys 10-3.
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[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/TBS; :00]
The Braves battled the Blue Jays in interleague play, not a good day for the camera guy as he gets belted by the ball.
Atlanta,s Tom Glavine strokes the RBI double to left, two runs score, 7-nothing Braves in the bottom of the third,
The camera guy got it again, he would say that's enough, i'm outta here, now the numbers.
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[OUT Q=...LAST SCORE."]
Still to come, we will check in with Dot Bolling's championship erun at Lynwood,
and frmer UVa star and now denver nuggett cory alexander comments on his career and that of Curtis Staples.
In golf, Bob Dickson won the PGA Cadillac NFL Senior Golf Classic today, it's his PGA win since 1973.
Also, Annika Sorenstam won the LPGA Shoprite Classic by four shots over Juli Inkster.
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Back to the men's side where Joe Durant captured the top prize in the PGA Western Open. It's Durant's first PGA victor
y. He fired a final round 6 under 66, two shote bettter that Vijay Sing[S-Save]
Jeff Gordon's win in the savemart/Kragen 350 at Sears Point yesterday has put him in the Winston Points lead.
[SUPER=03-Sonoma Valley, CA/ESPN; :00]
Jeff Gordon and the Dupont Chevrolet started on the pole and was strong early.
Jerry Nudea would get loose on one of the tracks many turns on the road course, and cut in front of Gordon for a caution flag. He later left the race after crashing again.
The day also did not turn out for either Jeff or Ward Burton. Here Jeff gets together with Dale Jarrett and hits the wall hard, he was ok.
Rick mast hada great day in the remington Ford. He finished 8th on the day.
Later, on lap 102. Jeff Gordon bumps Bobby Hamilto out of the way and holds on to win the race. This is Gordon's fourth victory of the year and 33rd of his career.
Hamilton was second, John Andretti third, then Bobby labonte and Rustty Wallace fifth. Mark Martin was 6th. Dale Earnhardt 11th. Points leader Jeremy mayfield 18th.
Former UVa basketball star Cory Alexander overcame two breaks in the same ankle in college. Now he must deal with another bad break. His Denver Nuggets acquired Los Angeles Lakewrs guard Nick van Exel.
[IN Q="i don't]
[SUPER=01-Cory Alexander/Denver Nuggets Guard; :00]
[OUT Q=...next year"]
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Alexander, who joined Michael Jordan for a pick up game, says former teammate Curtis Staples should make it in the NBA.
[IN Q="i think]
[OUT Q=...be fine"]
Denmark topped Nigeria 4-1 in World Cup soccer acttion.
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France continues it's run. Today the opponent was Paraguay. The french did it early with defense. Watch goalie Jose Chilavert make the grreat save.
Laurent Blanc scores in overtime as france wins 1-nothing.
A piece of Mayberry went on the auctioning block yesterday.
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And, there were plenty of bidders eager to take this historic home in Mount Airy, North Carolina.
That's because it was the childhood
home of Andy Griffith--the Sheriff of Mayberry.
Many Mount Airy residents worried that a piece of their history would be gone forever following the auction.
Gary York came away with the 86 thousand 900 dollar winning bid.
He said he bought it to make sure the home remains a part of the area's history.
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