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A fire alarm puts a damper on the evening for some movie goers in Roanoke.
Residents of a Salem apartment fall victim to yet another fire.
This latest blaze is also thought to be suspicious.
Plus, the latest from Africa-- where rescue crews from Virginia have arrived to help investigators look for answers in last week's deadly bombing.
The NEWS is next.
Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
It was a short trip to the theatre for some movie buffs, this evening.
Customers at the new Carmike Cinemas in Roanoke County had to be evacuated shortly after ten O'clock.
Roanoke County Fire officials say an apparent short in the alarm system tripped a fire alarm.
No injuries were reported.
Officials decided to close the theatre complex for the night and gave out refunds or movie passes.
Another fire ravaged the Willow River apartment complex early this morning.
It was the seventh fire to hit the complex in the last two weeks--and residents are becoming more concerned.
Scott Goldberg has the story.
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[SUPER=01-John Kennedy/Willow River Resident; :14 QUICK!!!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Mills/Property Manager; :35 QUICK!!!!!]
(( It was barely Sunday morning when Willow River woke up to its recurring nightmare.
Another jolt to the residents' already broken sense of security.
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((JOHN KENNEDY: I'M TERRIFIED. I DON'T SLEEP. YOU CAN'T. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? YOU HAVE TO LOOK OVER YOUR SHOULDER EVERY FEW MINUTES, MAKE SURE NOBODY'S GOING TO CATCH YOUR HOUSE ON FIRE.))
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[IN Q=if y'all]
((IF Y'ALL HAVE ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS .... PLEASE.))
After the smoke went away, the answers still were not clear.
How would they protect themselves from another attack?
And how could the people who lost their homes afford to move?
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[IN Q=so there are]
((SO THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO NEED TO MOVE AND DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY TO MOVE AND YOU WANT US TO WAIT TWO WEEKS.))
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((DEBBIE MILLS/PROPERTY MANAGER: I LIVE HERE AND WE'RE ALL SCARED.))
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Debbie Mills manages the apartment complex and delivered the news many did not want to hear:
It will take at least two weeks for displaced residents to get their deposits back.
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And even though so many people want to move, only the ones whose apartments were destroyed are legally free to break their leases.
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((DEBBIE MILLS: WE HAVE TO LOOK AT THIS CALMLY AND RATIONALLY. AND THAT'S HARD RIGHT NOW.))
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((SCOTT GOLDBERG/REPORTING: SALEM'S FIRE CHIEF TOLD APARTMENT RESIDENTS NOT TO JUMP TO ANY CONCLUSIONS. IRONICALLY, FRIDAY POLICE CONCLUDED THEY A 10-YEAR-OLD IN CUSTODY WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FIRES AND EVERYTHING WAS GOING TO BE O-K. NOW RESIDENTS ARE MAKING A CONCLUSION OF THEIR OWN: EVERYTHING IS NOT OK. SCOTT GOLDBERG, NEWS-7,SALEM.))
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D-N-A tests conducted on three year old Rebecca Grace Chittum may be in as early as tomorrow.
In the meantime, family members involved in the baby- switching case are praising their first meeting.
According to published reports, relatives from the Chittum family met with Paula Johnson in Ivy--a town just outside of Charlottesville, on Friday.
That's despite earlier reports of a meeting scheduled for today.
The Washington Post reports that family members talked about Rebecca Grace Chittum and Callie Marie Johnson as well as all the attention from the media.
Both sides say they have NO intention of trying to get custody of the other's child.
The Halifax County Sheriff's department is continuing to investigate a fatal shooting.
It happened Friday night, sometime between eight and 10-30 P-M along Mount Carmel Road, in the Alton Community.
Authorities say 30-year old Ronda Stone was apparently shot in her mobile home.
Rescue workers in Kenya are still trying to reach possible survivors as more bodies are being recovered at the U-S embassy in Nairobi.
Israel has now offered its help as American investigators
search for answers.
Robert Berger (Burger) reports.
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(( THE RESCUE EFFORTS CONTINUE AROUND THE CLOCK, BUT EVEN FOR THIS
ELITE UNIT FROM THE ISRAELI ARMY, IT IS A DAUNTING TASK. CRANES ARE
LIFTING THE HEAVY SLABS OF CONCRETE, BUT THE PAINSTAKING WORK OF
REMOVING THE DEBRIS IS DONE BY HAND.
SOT: NO SUPER "We work as fast as we can to take out everybody, but it
will still take time."
VO: THERE ARE A LOT OF BODIES, BUT JUST A FEW SURVIVORS AND, A FEW
MIRACLES TOO. THIS 14-YEAR OLD BOY WAS PULLED FROM THE RUINS SAFE AND
SOUND. AMERICAN RESCUE WORKERS HAVE ALSO ARRIVED INCLUDING A GROUP OF
FIREMEN FROM FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA. THEIR JOB IS TO HELP IN THE
SOT: Mike Tamillow/FAIRFAX COUNTY FIRE & RESCUE DEPT. "We try to
disturb as little as possible, try to be very careful about what we do
move, and then work very closely with the military police, FBI, whoever
is on the scene handling that aspect."
VO: U-S OFFICIALS SAY IF THEY FIND OUT WHO WAS BEHIND THE BOMBING,
THERE WILL BE AN APPROPRIATE RESPONSE.
SOT: Madeleine Albright/SECRETARY OF STATE/"MEET THE PRESS"/NBC NEWS
"We have to be absolutely sure we have the facts straight. And, we the,
memory of the United States is very long and our reach is very far."
VO: HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WERE SERIOUSLY WOUNDED IN THE EXPLOSION. 10
AMERICANS AND SEVERAL KENYANS WERE FLOWN FOR TREATMENT TO A U-S MILITARY
HOSPITAL IN GERMANY. OTHERS, WERE NOT SO LUCKY. HERE IN NAIROBI, A
SERVICE WAS HELD IN MEMORY OF THE AMERICANS WHO DIED. ROBERT BERGER,
CBS NEWS, NAIROBI.
The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered an immediate
inspection of the center fuel tanks on Boeing seven- 47 jetliners.
Rick Price has more in this report.
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Now lets head over to Andrew Frieden for a look ahead at the forecast...
Hopefully-- the muggy air will make a quick exit.
Still ahead--police burn up about a million dollars worth of drugs.
And, getting through to an operator will be a little bit tougher these days--as Bell Atlantic workers take to the picket line.
More when the news continues.
A million dollars worth of marijuana went up in smoke yesterday.
Authorities seized more than 500- plants in Monroe County, West Virginia and burned them.
Officials were told about the crop by a hunter who became suspicious when a plot of land in a thickly, wooded area, near Peterstown, was recently cleared.
Authorities kept the area under surveillance for about two weeks
before making the raid.
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Bell Atlantic says it is ready to resume talks with its striking union.
The Communications Workers of America union hit picket lines today.
The workers want better job security.
And, they say the phone company is forcing them to work overtime.
But Bell Atlantic insists it has given the workers an attractive contract offer.
The phone company says there is "no reason" anyone should go on strike.
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[IN Q=if bell atlantic]
((DAVID LAYMAN/COMMUNICATION WORKERS OF AMERICA: IF BELL ATLANTIC THINKS THERE'S NO REASON FOR THE STRIKE OBVIOUSLY THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND THE REAL ISSUES HERE. THE ISSUES OF JOB SECURITY, FARMING OUT THE WORK OF PEOPLE WHO WORK HERE, FORCED OVERTIME AND VACATION SELECTIONS.))
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The striking workers are customer service representatives.
So while they're walking the picket line, customers will have to wait longer for operator assistance and repair services.
Are we getting ready for a bear market?
That's what Wall Street looked like this week.
But local investors are not quite ready to abandon their bullish outlook.
Scott Goldberg has that story and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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[NOTHING ON CHROMAKEY THIS WEEK]
((If you're one of those people who checks his stock portfolio every hour, you did not have a very productive week.
The Dow suffered its third worst point drop ever.
Then it bounced around like a pogo stick.
But while the excitement kept New York on edge, Roanoke investors kept their usual level heads.
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((ED TRIPLETT/INVESTOR: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER BULL MARKET AFTER THIS BEAR MARKET AT SOME POINT IN TIME. THE MARKET GOES UP, IT GOES DOWN. IT'S THE LONG-TERM TREND YOU WANT TO HITCH YOUR WAGON TO.))
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The Dow has lost 740 points since July 17th.
Habitat for Humanity wanted to build 32 homes in the Westview Terrace neighborhood.
But angry neighbors said, "Not in our back yards."
Now the city is saying IT wants to build a park there.
But the city has NOT said how it plans to acquire the land from Habitat.
The tobacco selling season got off to a smoking start in Danville.
The leafy gold went for a dollar-80 a pound.
It was the 129th Tobacco Market, where Southside farmers auction off their finest.
Grand Furniture is donating its downtown building to Center in the Square.
The arts organization said it will use the store to expand.
The building is worth more than a million dollars.
The people who work there will be transferred somewhere else in town.
It took longer than expected, but they built it and now Carmike Cinemas hopes the moviegoers will come.
The chain opened its much-touted 10-screen multiplex near Tanglewood Mall.
The theaters feature comfy seats and a bold digital sound system.
[Dow Jones pre pro]
When the excitement died on Wall Street, the Dow ended up losing 285-points this week.
The Nasdaq was down 26.
That's this week's Business Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
Members of the Giles County Board of Supervisors have a new place to conduct business.
The Board held its first meeting in the newly renovated General District courthouse.
The facility will also house the county health department as well as the registrar's office.
The project, which is still underway, will end up costing a little more than a million dollars.
Board Chairman Jay Williams says 70 percent of that amount will be paid back to the county by the state health department over a 20- year period.
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((JAY WILLIAMS/GILES CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:THE JUDGES OF THE COURT SYSTEM HAVE BEEN TRYING FOR ABOUT EIGHT YEARS TO GET THE COUNTY TO DO THIS PROJECT AND ITS WENT BACK AND FORTH FOR FOUR FOR FIVE YEARS BEFORE THE CURRENT BOARD FINALLY REALIZED THE BUCK HAD TO A HEAD AND IT WAS TIME TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT AND THE BOARD REMODELED IT TO MAKE A NEW FACILITY. ))
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The Board was also introduced to the county's new extension agent.
John Scott is expected to serve more than a hundred local farmers.
The county has been without an extension agent for about two years.
Just ahead-- Roy Stanley will have an update on the winners and losers on the racetrack for the Bud at the Glen.
And, Andrew Freiden will have your extended work week weather, coming up when the news continues.
His name will always be tied with "Watergate"--the scandal that cost him the presidency 24 years ago today.
David Seidel has more on Richard Nixon's last day as commander-in-chief in this week's Virginia newsreel.
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[SUPER=04-August 9, 1974; 1:13]
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((Americans were glued to their television sets as President Richard Nixon announced that he would be the first chief executive to resign.
It was the culmination of a two year cover-up and subsequent investigation of the Watergate break-in.
When Congress decided it would start impeachment proceedings, Nixon decided it was time to go.
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[OUT Q=America first]
[IN Q=I have never]
[OUT Q=had to resign]
[IN Q=I think he]
[OUT Q=better on him]
The final act was played out the next day as Nixon said goodbye to the White House staff and Gerald Ford was sworn in as President of the United States.
[IN Q=I, Gerald]
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm David Seidel, News-7.))
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Eric Davis extended his hitting streak to 25 games the longest in Baltimore history. But Minnesota slips by the Ori
oles 5 to 4.
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The Twins honor P. A. announcer Bobby Casey on his 3-thousandth game.
Minnesota would get on the board first. In the bottom of the third Brent Gates singles to right field scoring Alex
Ochoa to make it 1 to nothing Twins.
The Orioles came back in the top of the fifth Roberto Alomar belts this solo homer over the right field wall to tie the score at 1 to 1.
Minnesota's Terry Steinbach hits this line drive
single to left scoring a run and the Twins beat the Orioles 5 to 4.
Bernie Williams singled home the winning run in the 8-th as the Yankess sweep the Kansas City Royals 5 to 4..
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The Yankees opened the scoring in the bottom of the third Scott Brosius with this blast over the left field wall to make the score 1 to nothing New York.
The Royals rallied in the top of the fourth Jeff King hits a grounder to right field scoring a run and Kansas City jumped out to a 2 to 1 lead.
The Yankees added two runs in the bottom of the
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sixth Paul O'Neill hits this two run double to left centerfield making it 4 to 3 and the Yankees hold on to win it 5 to 4.
Alex Rodriguez hit a tie breaking three run homer in the seventh to beat Detroit yesterday afternoon 6 to 3.
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Seattle's Ken Griffey Junior failed to homer in his ninth straight game but he made up for it here he goes up over the wall with this spectacular catch robing Detroit's Luis Gonzalez of a two run homer.
Detroit led 3 to 2, Then in the top of the sixth Edgar Martinez hits a ground ball up the middle scoring a run and the score was tied at 3 to 3.
The Mariners took control in the top of the seventh
Rodriguez gets all of this pitch sending it over the left field wall for a three run homer and Seattle wins it 6 to 3.
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Yesterday afternoon in St. Louis, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa both were held without a homer as the Cardinals complete a sweep of the three game series.
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McGwire in the dugout waiting his turn at Bat.
And his day started slow. In the bottom of the first Don Wengert strikes out McGwire in his first at bat.
In the bottom of the sixth, John Mabry sends this pitch over the right field wall for a pinch hit home run and the Cardinals led the Cubs 2 to 1.
Sammy Sosa would go down swinging in the top of
ninth and the Cardinals hold on for the 2 to 1 win.
Jeff Gordon wins at Watkins Glen. More later on Mornin'.
In the Carolina league today Salem beat Winston-Salem 2 to 1 and Lynchburg routed Danville 9 to 1.
And here's the rest of the scores.
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And coming up, A couple of Roanoke Gymnists win the gold, Jeff Gordon takes the checkered flag at Watkins Glen
And Billy Mayfair is the winner of the 1998 Buick Open.
Jeff Gordon has won three straight road course races taking the checkered flag at the Bud at The Glen.
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Mark Martin was chasing Jeff Gordon and he passes Rusty Wallace to take over second place on the road course.
Jeff Burton trys to use this pit stop under green on lap 22 hoping for better position at the end of the race.
After the field pitted after about 29 laps Rick Mast remained on the track and was running second behind Boris Said.
Then on lap 39 Terry Labonte gets lose and his car crosses the sand trap and hits the wall bringing out the caution flag.
A caution later, Jeff Gordon was in control as he leads the field going through turn number six.
Martin would make his move and pit for gas and tires for the final time of the race he was second at the time.
Gordon pitted giving Mike Skinner the point but with 4 laps to go Gordon passed Skinner on the back stretch and he held on for the win at Watkins Glen.
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Martin was second, Skinner third Rusty Wallace fourth and Dale Jarrett fifth.
It was a long day at the Roanoke Valley Amateur golf tournament as it took extra holes to determine the winners.
Gary Laroux and Darryl Craft, who's hitting this tee shot, finished 36 holes even.
The playoff went four extra holes and Laroux, making his second appearance in the tournament, sank a par putt to win the open division of the amateur.
In the Senior Division, Favorite Hunter Morrisette and Al Looney went extra holes.
And Morrisette would win the match on the second hole of a playoff.
Billy King shot an even par72 yesterday to finish at 144 and tied for 51-st place in the Burnet Classic. Leonard Thompson wins the tournament at 134, 6 under par.
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Portrush Northern, Ireland was the site of the Seniors British open.
And Brian Huggett of Wales is the winner. He beat Eddie Polland in a playoff to capture the title. The two tied in regulation at 283, 5 under par.
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In Grand Blanc Michigan, Billy Mayfair is the winner of the Buick Open.
Mayfair shot a final round 67 for a total of 17 under par 2 shots better than Scott Verplank who shot a final round 64.
Two Gymnists from the Roanoke Academy struck gold yesterday at the A-A-U National Junior Olympics.
Mackenzie Payne won Gold medals in the uneven bars and the floor exercise in the children's division.
In the junior division, Lauren Sisler won the gold in the balance beam and uneven bars.
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.
In Tennis, Australia's Patrick Rafter has moved to the third spot in the world rankings.
Rafter beat Richard Krajicek 7-6, 6-4 in the Du Maurier Open in Toronto.
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In California, Lindsay Davenport is the winner of the Toshiba Classic.
Davenport beat Mary Pierce, who struggled with a thigh injury, in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.
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The height of success for most mountain climbers is to conquer Mount Everest.
But for one climber, the taste of victory is even sweeter.
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That's because Tom Whittaker is physically disabled.
He's had an artificial leg for 19 years --following an automobile accident that crushed his foot and part of his leg.
But, he didn't lose his determination as an athlete.
On May 27th, Whittaker reached the top of Mount Everest--becoming the first disabled person to do so.
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