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All was quiet last night at Willow River but that does NOT mean residents of the Salem apartment complex were able to sleep well.
They're patroling the area after a series of suspicious fires has broken out there.
Scott Goldberg is in Salem this afternoon where residents are trying to pull themselves together.
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[SUPER=01-Scott Kinney/Willow River Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Virginia Vassey/Willow River Resident;]
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(Melanie Question: Friday police told residents everything would be okay. Did they act hastily?)
The families of two little girls believed to have been switched at birth say they are waiting on D-N-A test results before meeting again.
The family that has raised Rebecca Grace Chittum since the only parents she knew died in a car crash expect the results sometime between today and next week.
In the meantime, family members involved in the University of Virginia Medical Center baby-switch seem pleased with their first meeting.
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 Sunday.
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.
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Hundreds of people hit the picket lines again this morning in Roanoke -- but NOT for higher wages.
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Striking Communication Workers of America want better benefits from Bell Atlantic.
Vacation time and an end to forced overtime work are among their demands.
350 people showed up to picket Bell Atlantic on Airport Road.
C-W-A workers say the strike is not about money-- they just want more time with their families.
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((DAVID LAYMAN/PRESIDENT COMMUNICATION WORKERS AMERICA:WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO CAN'T GO PICK UP THEIR CHILDREN AT NIGHT FROM CHILD CARE CENTERS. WE HAVE TECHNICIANS THAT ARE WORKING SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, 70,80,90 HOURS A WEEK. WE'D LIKE TO BE ABLE TO HAVE VACATIONS DURING THE SUMMERTIME SO WE CAN BE WITH OUR FAMILIES AND IT BASICALLY SURROUNDS FAMILY ISSUES.))
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About 300 people work in the Roanoke Bell Atlantic building.
Bell Atlantic says customers aren't likely to notice problems unless calling directory assistance or repair service.
Several suspects have been arrested in the bombing of the U-S embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Friday's bombing in Dar es Salaam killed at least ten and injured more than 70.
Meantime, rescue efforts have resumed at the embassy bombing site in Nairobi, Kenya where 200 were killed, including 12 Americans.
Jonathan Freed has the latest.
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The extent of the devastation, and the number of shattered lives is so
great...that even three days after the explosions, the images can still
give you the urge to close your eyes, or turn your head.
Rescue teams and investigators continue to sift through the
rubble...ever hopeful that someone else will be found alive.
As the United States reiterated its resolve to hunt down the terrorists
and haul them to justice, the government of Tanzania announced it had
detained three groups of people in connection with the attack. The U-S
state department said it's too early to know if it will turn out to be a
President Clinton weighed in again this morning.
In Nairobi, the U-S Ambassador to Kenya, who was slightly injured in the
bombing, surveyed the site, and laid flowers.
The Washington Post reported today that the vehicle apparently used to
deliver the bomb in Nairobi was refused entrance to the front of the
embassy, and sent around the back to the delivery entrance...where the
occupants reportedly used a hand grenade to attack security guards there
before the bomb went off.
The F-B-I and C-I-A are investigating the bombings.
American rescue workers are also helping with the probe, including a group of firemen from northern Virginia.
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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."
[SUPER=01-Mike Tamillow/Fairfax Co. Fire & Rescue Dept.;]
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Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is urging Americans to be patient during what could be a long investigation.
The focus of an impeachment report sent by independent counsel Kenneth Starr to Congress would be the Monica Lewinsky matter.
An ally close to Starr says no final decision has been made yet.
But the source says the report would likely focus on alleged perjury and obstruction of justice in the Lewinsky case.
The other evidence examined during the four year Whitewater investigation is NOT expected to be included in that report.
President Clinton is due to testify a week from today to jurors listening in by closed - circuit T-V.
The investigation continues this afternoon into who shot and killed a Halifax County woman over the weekend.
Authorities with the Halifax County Sheriff's Department say 30-year old Ronda Stone was apparently shot in her mobile home.
The shooting occurred Friday night, sometime between eight and 10-30 along Mount Carmel Road, in the Alton Community.
Newly-opened Carmike Cinema was turning customers away in Roanoke County last night -- but NOT because of theaters filled to capacity.
The cinema at Tanglewood Mall just opened for business last week.
Shortly after 10 p-m a fire alarm forced the cinema to evacuate customers for the evening.
Roanoke County Fire officials say an apparent short in the system is what tripped the alarm.
Officials decided to close the theatre complex for the night and gave out refunds or movie passes.
Two separate freak accidents at the same airport near Seattle have left a pair of skydivers dead and two others injured.
One man was making his first skydive in tandem with an
instructor yesterday when their parachute collapsed in the final 200 to 300 feet of the jump.
The 23-year-old man was killed.
His instructor is hospitalized in serious condition.
On Saturday, a veteran skydiver was killed and his student was
injured in another tandem jump when their main chute failed and the
reserve chute became tangled.
Nearly 40 clinical sites across the country have been chosen for a national test of a vaccine that could help prevent infection from H-I-V.
Homosexual men will be recruited for the study on AIDS-vax, along
with women in relationships with H-I-V positive men.
Candidates could begin enrolling as early as October.
Preliminary trials of AIDSvax found the vaccine produced strong levels of antibodies in 99 percent of the people tested.
It's a new meeting place for the Giles County Board of Supervisors.
Last week 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.
It's a first in Virginia.
Workers broke ground last week on an apartment complex for migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families.
The 34-unit building will go up on Virginia's Eastern shore.
Delmarva Rural Ministries is constructing the building.
The Department of Agriculture is financing it.
Officials say the housing many farm workers currently live in is unacceptable because of overcrowding, leaky roofs, and unsafe drinking water.
Another down morning on Wall Street following last week's 300 point drop and three day rally.
If Wall Street's roller coaster ride has you thinking its time to get off, Scott Goldberg has some investment options in this week's Common Sense.
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((If 300-point drops in the Dow Industrial Average make you a little nervous...
And you don't feel like you have the patience or the stomach to survive a bear market, you can still get a good return on your money without investing in stocks.
Stockbroker Tom Dunkenberger explains why bonds and money markets might be your best bet.
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((TOM DUNKENBERGER/WHEAT FIRST UNION: ONE OF THE LESS RISKY PLACES RIGHT NOW WOULD BE THE BOND MARKET OR EVEN MONEY MARKETS. MONEY MARKETS ARE YIELDING FOUR AND THREE-QUARTERS TO FIVE PERCENT AND WITH INFLATION GOING ALONG AT ONE AND A HALF PERCENT, THAT'S A VERY GOOD REAL RETURN ON YOUR MONEY, WITH VIRTUALLY NO RISK OR VERY LITTLE RISK.))
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Of course it's important to remember that, if you stay in the stock market, you need to think about the long term -- not the short-term ups and downs.
That's this week's Common Sense.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
The Roanoke Academy of Gymnastics will welcome home two gold medal winners from the A-A-U National Junior Olympics.
Mackenzie Payne won gold medals on 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.