Today on news 7 at 5, Roanoke County residents want to see TWO south county high schools. We'll have a live report.
and two boys are found guilty of gunning down several of their classmates in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Only a couple of isolated pop up showers on the radar this afternoon. Most folks will stay warm and dry.
The New River Health Department is investigating an ecoli outbreak at a Floyd County daycare center.
And baby back rubs -- doctors say a massage helps premature infants develop.
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A new group in Roanoke County is hoping the School Board can count to two.
The group, Blue Ribbon Backers, urged the county to stick with the plan for two south county high schools
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Joe Dashiell has more on the latest debate over school construction.
Jean, this issue has been simmering since the School Bond Referendum that was defeated in 1996... What was once a plan for a single large school, soon favored two smaller ones.
In recent weeks, the county has revisited the single school concept... and today a new citizens' group said enough!
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((HERE SCHOOL IS GETTING READY TO START AGAIN. AND WHAT ARE WE DOING? WE'RE STILL AT HOME PLATE, STILL SWINGING AT THE BALL.))
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King Harvey was a member of the Blue Ribbon Committee, that recommended two south county high schools last year.
At a morning news conference, he was joined by others who believe two schools are the county's best alternative.
They say smaller schools will offer a better learning environment for students, and more options in the future.
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((MICHELE MORGAN/BLUE RIBBON BACKERS: IF A 2000- CORE FACILITY IS BUILT FOR THE STUDENTS IT WILL ALMOST BE AT CAPACITY LEVELS BY THE TIME IT OPENS. WHAT THEN? ARE WE GOING TO BRING IN MORE MOBILE UNITS. ARE WE GOING TO DRAG UP THE ISSUE OF ANOTHER SCHOOL. I DON'T THINK SO.))
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Two southwest Virginia residents died in traffic accidents this morning.
A pedestrian was struck and killed on Route 220 in Henry County about 1 am.
45-year-old Ray Anthony Kellam of Ridgeway died at the scene.
The car that hit him drove away. Police are trying to locate the driver.
In another accident- a Clifton Forge man was killed on a Pennsylvania highway.
65-year-old Jerry Mayberry was hit by a tractor trailer as he stepped out of his car on interstate 78 around three this morning.
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The two boys who gunned down four classmates and a teacher in Jonesboro, Arkansas were in court today- where one plead guilty and the other was convicted.
But as Lee Cowan reports we still don't know how long they'll stay in custody.
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((The two young suspects arrived in court, prepared to go their separate ways.
the oldest - 14 year old mitchell johnson, confessed to the
killing five people outside an arkansas middle school last March. But that was not the case for his fellow classmate.
Lawyers for Andrew Golden, argued that while the 12 year old took part in the attack, he was't competent to stand trial.
the judge was not sympathetic and ruled both boy's fate would be the same - guilty.
it seemed to bring little if any reaction.
DANNY NOA/POOL REPORTER :
IN TERMS OF EXPRESSION, THERE REALLY WASN'T MUCH THERE --
After declaring them both juvenile delinquents, the only thing
left was sentencing.
And that is what is turning the victim's families upside down
all over again.
MITCHELL WRIGHT//VICTIM'S HUSBAND
THESE TWO BOYS NEED TO SAY IN JAIL FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES."
Both are now guilty of gunning down five people -- four students and a teacher -- after luring them outside the school with a fake fire alarm.
The oldest apologized to the court_the youngest did not.
After an emotional afternoon, the judge ordered them into the
custody of the department of youth services.
it is up t that agency to determine just how long they will
stay in custody.
The judge promised however, both will serve an additional 3
months in jail if they're released from youth services before they turn 21.
Not enough for those hurt they hurt the most.
WHY SHOULD THEY BE ALLOWED TO WALK? THERE'S FOUR GIRLS THAT ARE NEVER
GOING TO GET TO GO TO THEIR PROM, NEVER GOING TO WALK DOWN AN AISLE,
NEVER GOING TO GET TO HAVE FAMILIES OF THEIR OWN, YOU KNOW_THEY'RE
MISSING OUT, THEY HAVE NO LIFE ANY LONGER.
LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS .))
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Investors on Wall Street take another beating. We'll see where the DOW closed in just a moment.
And striking Bell Atlantic workers get the call they were waiting for. The strike is apparently over.
On health Check, we'll see why some pediatricians are recommending massaging infants.
and Patrick Evans will visit a record store where vinyl is still king.
As far as strikes go, it was short and sweet.
Bell Atlantic and the Communications Workers of America union agreed to a new contract today.
This, after only 2 and a half days on the picket line.
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Scott Goldberg is in the newsroom tonight.
Scott, if you blinked, you might've missed this strike.
Jean, this one was a breeze.
You might not have even noticed the strike unless you were trying to get a new phone line installed, you had to wait to talk to an operator or you work for Bell Atlantic.
Today, local union members were surprised to learn everything had been resolved so quickly.
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((NANCY YOUNG REED: I CAME BY TO VISIT THE STRIKE LINE TO SEE IF THERE WAS ANYTHING THAT ANYONE NEEDED, AND NO ONE WAS HERE.))
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It didn't take long to break up the picket lines in Roanoke.
They packed up and went home...even though they weren't quite sure what they had won.
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((JUDY MORGAN: WE DON'T KNOW YET REALLY...HOPEFULLY IT'LL BE GOOD.))
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The deal with Bell Atlantic gives the union everything it wanted.
Members of the Communications Workers of America will get higher wages, more job security and vacation time, and promises there will be less outsourcing of jobs and less forced overtime.
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((PAUL MILLER/BELL ATLANTIC: WE ADDRESSED ALL OF THE CONCERNS OF THE UNION. WE FEEL LIKE IT IS A WIN-WIN FOR EVERYONE.))
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Bell Atlantic said it could not afford a prolonged strike.
It would have meant fewer operators and longer waits for repairs.
As for the union, local members are still waiting to get all the details.
But the local president said he trusts the national team that negotiated the contract.
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((DAVID LAYMAN/PRESIDENT, CWA LOCAL 2204: WE HAVE A LOT OF FAITH IN THEM, WE HAVE A LOT OF FAITH IN OUR UNION AND WE HOPE THAT THE RIGHT THINGS WERE DONE.))
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The new contract goes out to union members this week.
They're expected to ratify it in about a month.
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(JEAN QUESTION: And when will everyone go back to work?)
Stocks plunged yet again on Wall Street today- at one point the Dow plunged 250 points.
It rebounded somewhat closing down 112.
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Analysts are blaming Japan's economic troubles.
((THERE'S NO TURN AROUND IN SIGHT IN TERMS OF ASIA. THERE'S NO TURN AROUND IN SITE HERE IN TERMS OF OUTLOOK OF CORPORATE PROFITS GROWING SO INVESTORS ARE NOW BEGINNING TO PERCEIVE THAT PERHAPS THE UNDERLYING FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS TO THE MARKET ARE GOING TO PERSIST FOR SOME TIME.))
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There's another sign of uneasiness- todays rise in the dollar and U-S treasury bonds.
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If you love old music and still have a turntable, Patrick Evans has the place for you. He's going on the record with one of the Valley's most unique music stores.
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A new addition to downtown shopping specializes in something NOT so new: RECORDS--notice I did NOT say compact discs.
A man who loves old music, Patrick Evans, is checking out this new store, called Safe As Milk Records.
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The chase for Roger Maris' home run record heats up. Mike will be along with the story in today's two minute sportsticker.
Coming up next on health check --
A Floyd County Pre-school is under investigation by the New River Health Department.
E-coli cases have been reported at the day care center in Copper Hill.
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((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR: TWO CONFIRMED CASES OF E-COLI 0157 PRESUMABLY POSITIVE ISOLATED ON CULTURE FROM TWO CHILDREN AT THE DAY CARE CENTER.))
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Eight people in Floyd County are being isolated from a day care center after a reported E-coli outbreak.
Two toddlers attending Copper Hill Pre-School have been confirmed as having e-coli.
Now the big question is how did the daycare become contaminated?
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((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR: TRYING TO INVESTIGATE AND EVALUATE ALL THE STAFF AND ALL THE CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES TO SEE IF ANY OF THEM HAVE BEEN ILL AND TO OBTAIN STOOL SPECIMENS FROM ALL STAFF AND CHILDREN FROM THE DAY CARE AND TEST THEM FOR ECOLI 0157, SO IT'S VERY EARLY TO DETERMINE A SOURCE, WE HOPE OUR INVESTIGATION WILL HELP TO RELATE TO A SOURCE, THAT MAY NOT HAPPEN.))
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Doctor Hershey says the Copper Hill daycare has been inspected many times in the past and has a clean record.
One staff member and six children are excluded from attending the daycare until all symptoms disappear and they test negative twice.
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((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR: EVERYBODY IS TOTALLY STABLE THEY ARE DOING WELL. IN FACT VERY FEW OF THEM HAVE SEEN PHYSICIANS. THE TWO CHILDREN WHO ARE SICK PRESENTLY HAVE NOT SEEN A PHYSICIAN YET AND ARE DOING WELL. MOST PEOPLE WHO GET MILD SYMPTOMS THAT LAST TWO TO FOUR TO TEN DAYS AND THEN RESOLVE VERY MUCH ON THEIR OWN.))
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Symptoms of Ecoli are diarrhea with stomach cramps, vomiting, fever and chills.
The illness usually starts two to four days after exposure and lasts for about a week.
Technology is making casting a ballot easier for physically disabled people.
A new voting booth allows them to vote in complete confidentiality without assistance.
The booth works like a computer and is equipped with a keyboard, speakers and a phone.
Lieutenant Governor John Hager unveiled the unit at the Hotel Roanoke.
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((JOHN HAGAR/VIRGINIA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:I USED TO BE AN ELECTORAL BOARD CHAIRMAN AND I USED TO BE FRUSTRATED BY THE LACK OF USEABLE EQUIPMENT ON THE MARKET AND THIS IS APPLYING TECHNOLOGY TO THE GREAT AMERICAN PROCESS OF ACCESSIBILITY TO VOTING))
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Quad Media developed the interactive unit.
The portable voting booth can be set up in five minutes and runs on an internal power source.
Many pediatricians have reccommended massage therapy for premature babies.
Studies show massages help preemies gain weight and sleep better, but now there is reason to believe that full term babies may benefit as well.
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Some hospitals across the country are even offering classes to teach mothers how to massage their infants.
The mothers say the therapy makes their babies healthier and happier.
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In Sports, Sammy Sosa delivers in a big way.
With that and news of the Scott Robertson Golf Tournament, here's Mike Stevens.[S5-SOSA]
Welcome folks to the Tuesday ticker that begins with a Maris update from late last night.
The race to break the single season home run record evened itself up at 46 last night between two of the sluggers.
Sammy Sosa hammered two last night in Chicago's win over San Francisco.
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Number 45 came in the fifth inning as Sosa smacks one over the left field wall. That blast pulled the Cubs within a run at 5-to-4.
In the seventh inning Sosa hit his 46th homer of the season matching Mark McGwire's total.
The Cubs won the game 8-to-5 and hold a half game lead in the National League Wildcard race.
Last night, Mark McGwire went oh for three with three strike outs and a walk, in St. Louis' loss to the Mets.
The 15th annual Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament is in full swing at the Roanoke Country Club. Steve Mason says some homegrown golfers are in contention, but two out of state players are the ones protecting their championship turf.
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((For local golfers brandon laCroix and Lee Taylor, bad things did come in three's. Defending champion Adam Cranford fired his third straight 4 under 67, making him the leader in the clubhouse.
Cimmie Shahan, the 1996 and 1997 girls champion in the 15 to 18 division, began her title defense on shaky ground, registering an 81.
((CIMMIE SHAHAN/GIRLS DEFENDING CHAMPION:))
195 golfers from 35 states and four foreign countries will battle it out in the three day, 54 hole stroke play tournament.))
((MILLER BABER/TOURNAMENT ENTRY CHAIRMAN:))
Also at 6, the latest on Mark Martin's dad and a Friday Football Extra coach is stepping down. Have a great day ever
Would you like to go to Old Dominion University without leaving Roanoke?
Tele-tech-net is the schools satellite learning system. From a main studio in Norfolk, classes are broadcast to each community college in the state. That means that an O-D-U. class is available within about 50 miles of every student.
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((((Amy Jackson/Teletechnet Student: ITS A LOT MORE CONVENIENT THAN DRIVING TO A MAJOR UNIVERSITY. THE LOCATION, vIRGINIA WESTERN IS A LOT CLOSER TO HOME AND WORK))))
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Students interact with professors through a microphone system during class. Each session is recorded and is available for review. Home work assignments are fed-xed or e-mailed.
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((((Shannon Gagliostro/Teletechnet Student: I THINK YOU DO HAVE TO BE TECHNOLOGICALLY INCLINED BECAUSE IF NOT IT MAKES IT DIFFICULT FOR STUDENTS AND INSTRUCTORS SO YOU HAVE TO KNOW TECHNOLOGY TO TEACH THE PROGRAMS))
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If you would like to learn more about the Teletechnet program you can call Old Dominion at 800-968-2638 or e-mail them at this address.