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Shots fired inside the Capitol building in Washington, hit three people... a police officer was reportedly killed.


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We'll have a LIVE report from Washington in just a moment.
And we'll get a glimpse of a disturbing report on mental health in Virginia.

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Tonight on News 7 sports, Ward Burton comes up big in the Poconos, we'll hear from Bill Stewart's attorney Roberts Moore.
We'll check in at city county swim meet,
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and tell you about a huge honor that is about to be bestowed upon former Panther Sam Mills.
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A few scattered showers are in the forecast, but otherwise a very pleasant weekend is upcoming, with highs in the mid-eighties along with lower humidity, and some very mild overnight lows.


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Gunfire erupted in the halls of the United States Capitol this afternoon.
Four people were hit, one of them the suspected shooter-- the others included two capitol policeman and a female civilian.
Reports indicate both of the wounded police officers may have died.
Capitol police say it happened just inside one of the main entrances to the building-- in an area where visitors have to pass through metal detectors.
Drew Levinson has been following the afternoon's events and joins us live now from Washington.
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[Mental-Health]


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Virginia's most severely mentally ill and mentally retarded citizens are in danger.
Governor Jim Gilmore yielded to months of pressure from the news media today, and released a deeply disturbing report on the conditions at the state's 15 mental health facilities.
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Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom with a summary.
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Keith, the state's had Massachusetts mental health expert Jeffrey Geller's 21 volume report for months.
It details a frightening reliance on antipsychotic drugs, solitary confinement, and physical restraints -- in a system that so understaffed Dr. Geller says it is in most cases NOT providing even "minimal care."
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT NO GOVERNMENT INSTITUTION SHOULD EVER BE IMMUNE FROM PUBLIC CRITICISM. SO TODAY, I'M ORDERING THE RELEASE OF DR. GELLER'S REPORTS.))
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((EARLEY: THE ISSUE OF WHETHER OR NOT THESE REPORTS FELL UNDER EXEMPTIONS OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT WAS BECOMING A DISTRACTION TO ALL OF US FROM FOCUSING ON OUR COMMON GOAL. AND THAT WAS THE REFORM OF VIRGINIA'S MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM.))
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE REPORTS ARE TROUBLING. TO SAY THE LEAST.))
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The Governor announced he is appointing a commission, headed up by former Deputy Attorney General Catherine Hammond, to report back by December on an action plan.
Additionally, he'll appoint an inspector general for mental health... and visit all 15 facilities himself.
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((GILMORE: YES, THEY WILL BE SURPRISE, UNANNOUNCED VISITS, AND THEY WILL BE BY THE GOVERNOR, BY THE SECRETARY, AND BY THE INSPECTOR GENERAL.))
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((VAL MARSH/VIRGINIA ALLIANCE FOR MENTALLY ILL: I REPRESENT THE FAMILY MEMBERS OF PEOPLE THAT ARE MOST DISABLED. AND IT GOES A LONG WAY TOWARD RESTORING THEIR TRUST THAT THE FACILITIES THAT THEIR LOVED ONES ARE OFTEN ENTRUSTED TO ARE GONNA PROVIDE LESS DANGEROUS CARE. THAT'S A REALLY SCARY THING.))
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Dr. Geller also concluded that a large percentage of those people now hospitalized don't need to be.
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They would, in fact, he says, be better served with outpatient treatment in their own communities.
(([Q&A] KEITH: Does the report recommend closure of the any of the facilities?
Ellen: Yes, he recommends shutting down Danville's Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute... and closing the adolescent units at Central State and Southwestern State.))

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Somehow Javier Cruz got the idea he was going to pull more time than his fellow informant in crime- -Leo Rivera.
In the end- -even though it was only because he skipped the country- -Cruz was right.
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The man responsible for moving 35-hundred pounds of cocaine through Roanoke was sentenced- -in his absence today.
The government was prepared to ask the judge to give Cruz a break- -in return for having spent nearly five years working undercover for the D-E-A.
But all that went out the window when Cruz jumped bond and returned to his native Columbia.
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((OBVIOUSLY HE HAS TO BE APPREHENDED, AND WE INTEND TO TAKE WHATEVER LEGAL STEPS WE CAN TO APPREHEND HIM. BUT IT COULD CONCEIVABLY COULD HAVE COST HIM A LIFE SENTENCE.))
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Rivera will serve six years, eight months in prison and pay a 30-thousand dollar fine.

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Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of Garnett "G-P" Johnson's murder in Grayson County.
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Johnson was doused with gasoline, burned alive and later decapitated following an all night drinking party.
Louis Ceparano has already been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his role in the crime.
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Today, a new trial date for co-defendant Emmett Cressell, Junior.
Cressell's jury trial was set for late August but was moved to October 28th.
Cressell's attorneys say the psychologist conducting a mental evaluation on their client needs more time to prepare a final report.
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Eating certain types of fish from the Roanoke River may be bad for your health.
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And, the movie "Saving Private Ryan" opens at local theatres.
We'll hear what area veterans have to say about it and the D-day invasion.
That's coming up in a few minutes.
First let's check in with Robin in the weather center.
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You may want to be wary about eating fish from the Roanoke River in central and Southside Virginia.
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The State Health Department has issued a warning about striped bass, white bass, and carp that may contain poly-chlorinated biphenyls or PCB's.
These contaminated fish can be found in a 50- mile stretch of the Roanoke River that runs through Halifax, Pittsylvania, Campbell and Charlotte Counties.
Studies show PCB's can put humans at risk of cancer.
The Health Department urges people to limit their intake of these fish to two eight-ounce servings a month.
Signs will soon be posted in areas that may contain these potentially harmful fish.
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So far, Health Department officials have been unable to pinpoint a source for the contamination.

[Hussa-PAB]


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The Smith Mountain Lake policy advisory board apparently broke state law by voting in secret.
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Tina Tenret found out what went on behind closed doors.
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((The Smith Mountain Lake policy advisory board met to discuss whether to fire director Hilda Hessa.
She had suggested hiring a full time professional to test the lake's water.
Some say she made the lake sound dirty.
So board members passes the resolution saying it was their job to make policy, not hers.
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But, what they did was illegal.
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Members say they were in open session but the door stayed shut.
The sign clearly said no one was allowed in except board members.
In fact, Hilda Hussa urged the board to reopen the meeting after executive session but the chairman said no.
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Developers of a program to help small businesses get started and keep growing say it's working well.
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The New Century Venture Center in southwest Roanoke celebrated its second year of operation today, with an open house.
The business "incubator" is home to 14 small companies. The entrepreneurs sign leases of six months to a year, and get practical advice on how to make money.
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A mixed day on Wallstreet today.
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The Dow gained 4 points to close at 89 hundred 37.
NASDAQ lost 4 points.


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[Private-Ryan]


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"Saving Private Ryan" opens to the public today.
The movie depicts the 29th Infantry Division storming Omaha Beach on D-Day.
It's also a story of three brothers- -one a private in the 29th Infantry Division- -all of them killed that same day, June 6th, 1944.
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((SOME PRIVATE IN THE 101ST LOST THREE BROTHERS AND HE'S GOT A TICKET HOME.))
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His real name was Fritz Niland.
In addition to the one in the 29th, two other Nilands were killed on D-Day, one in the 82nd Airborne, the other a pilot shot down over Burma... missing and presumed dead. [12:26] ((AND HIS MOTHER DID GET ALL THREE TELEGRAMS THE SAME DAY. AND THE WAR DEPARTMENT DID CONTACT THE 101ST AND SAID "GET PVT. NILAND OUT OF THERE." THE FICTION OF THE STORY IS THAT THEY HAD A HARD TIME FINDING HIM.))
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((WHERE'S THE SENSE OF RISKING THE LIVES OF EIGHT OF US TO SAVE ONE GUY.))
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Most of the movie focuses on the search for "Private Ryan," so it's actually based on a true story. [AUDIO ONLY @ 12:25:20] ((IT'S DAMNED NEAR A DOCUMENTARY.))
Ambrose and others who know the details of the D-Day invasion are most impressed by the opening sequence and its graphic depiction of death and determination on the beaches in France.
It's the true-life story of soldiers from Virginia.
At the motion picture premier in L-A this week, Actor Tom Hanks said he came away with a new sense of understanding and empathy for those troops.
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((MEETING SOME OF THE MEN AND ALSO JUST GOING THROUGH A FALSE VERSION OF THE EXPERIENCE BROUGHT IT DOWN TO HUMAN TERMS THAT QUITE FRANKLY WERE SO PALPABLE THAT I CAN'T ESCAPE SOME OF THE IMAGES IN MY HEAD EVEN NOW.))
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Coming up tonight in sports we'll hear from Bill Stewart's attorney, Roberts Moore.
Plus, training news from Tech, the qualifying rundown from Pocono, and
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Roy Stanley takes dip in the Dedmon Center pool with more than 11 hundred other swimmers taking part in this weekend's City County meet.
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The Winston Cup cars are in the Poconos this weekend, at the track that traditionally is anything but a honeymoon for the drivers.
Today, Ward Burton beat Jeff Gordon by almost 6 tenths of a second to win the pole for Sunday's Pennsylvania 500.
Here's the top 25.
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A familiar face in the Virginia Tech football department is changing jobs.
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News 7 sports has learned that Eddie Ferrell, who has been the head trainer for the Hokies for 25 years is stepping down effective with the upcoming season.
Ferrell has worked under Charlie Coffey, Jimmy Sharpe, Bill Dooley and Frank Beamer.
He is expected to stay at Tech in the athletic department in an administrative capacity.
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We also have learned that Mike Goforth will become the trainer for football. Goforth was a trainer at William Fleming and a graduate assistant at Tech. He most recently was the director of a wellness clinic in Dalton, Georgia.

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In December of 1996, Bill Stewart resigned as VMI head coach after he was accused of hurling a racial slur at one of his players.
Now18 months later, the former Keydet football coach is suing VMI for nearly $1 and a half million dollars for breach of contract.
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The state attorney general's office has yet to reply to the suit.






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The Carolina Panthers opened training camp today and also announced the first member of the team's new Hall of Honor.
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Sam Mills, who started every game at inside linebacker for the team in its first three season before retiring last season will have a life sized bronze statue in his likeness unveiled outside of Ericsson stadium later this fall.
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The best swimmers in the valley are in Radford this weekend for the Duane Whitenack City County championship swim meet.
And Roy Stanley says swimming is the ultimate family sport.
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((The floor of the Dedmon Center was covered with swimmers as over 11 hundred would compete in the annual tournament.
The age groups begin at six and go as high as 40 or above.
The tournament is run by the Roanoke Valley Aquatic Association but its the volunteer help of the parents that makes the annual event a success for the swimmers and all involved.)) ((RON SPELLMAN/MEET DIRECTOR:)) ((The Parents are gland to lend a hand and they're required to volunteer for at least an hour throughout the meet.
Swimming has a strong backbone in the valley for example Irene Hurley and Announcer and Tom Hubbard have been involved for over 30 years.
And these two veterans say it would not be possible without the help of the parents.)) ((IRENE HURLEY/RESULTS TABLE:)) ((TOM HUBBARD/MEET ANNOUNCER:)) ((ROY STANLEY:))
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