Just under a week after the horrific bombings in East Africa, the
bodies of ten Americans killed in the embassy attacks finally arrived
The President was at Andrews Air Force Base to lead the country
Meantime, investigators say they're making progress in
identifying the vehicle that carried the bomb into the U-S Embassy
There is also word that five people are being questioned in connection with that explosion.
Jonathan Freed joins us from Andrews with the latest.
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It is, perhaps, one of the most difficult responsibilities for any
President: leading a nation in grieving its fallen heroes.
The President and the First Lady arrived at Andrews AFB this morning to
do just that.
Six days after the explosions in Kenya and Tanzania that shocked the
world...the bodies of ten of the 12 Americans killed in the embassy
attacks were arriving home.
The President and Mrs. Clinton headed into a hangar at Andrews AFB to
comfort the victims' families, and to try to help the country deal with
its collective sense of loss.
The memorial ceremony was set against the backdrop of encouraging words
from American investigators.
The F-B-I is sounding more confident that it's zeroing in on the vehicle
that delivered the deadly bomb in Kenya.
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And a number of people were being detained in Kenya. U-S authorities
say at least two of them may have had something to do with the terrorist
But there was more frustrating news. The State Department has confirmed
that the U-S ambassador to Kenya, Prudence Bushnell...who was injured in
the attack...complained last year that security at the Nairobi embassy
needed urgent improvement.
The State Department admitted that money problems meant that not all
requests could be met.
But this morning, it was time to focus on the latest Americans who gave
their lives for their country.
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New River Health District officials are reporting two more cases of e-coli symtpoms at a Floyd County Day Care Center.
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That brings the total number of children suspected to have the virus to seven as well as two staff members.
All Copper Hill Pre-School workers and children are being evaluated by the Health Department.
Results of water and food samples from the day care center are still pending.
The local chapter of the N-Double A-C-P is taking up the case of a woman who says the Roanoke County government is discriminating against her
Yesterday, the president of the chapter said the County Administrator and the County's Director of Human Resources should resign.
At a news conference, Martin Jeffrey highlighted the complaints of Patricia Puryear (per-YEAR), a 28-year employee of the Real Estate Assessment office.
She filed an unsuccessful age discrimination complaint in 1996, and says she has been a target of retaliation since.
She has also filed a sexual harassment complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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Attempts to reach County Administrator Elmer Hodge were unsuccessful. Other County officials declined to comment.
An elderly man is dead after an accident yesterday in Franklin County.
87-year old Jake Gold Quinn drove his pick-up truck into a tree off of Route 7-89.
Police say Quinn was pronounced dead at the scene. They couldn't say if any passengers were riding in the truck.
Alcohol was NOT involved in the accident.
The JonBenet Ramsey murder investigation is heading for a grand jury.
That announcement came from Colorado prosecutors after the Governor of the state said he would NOT appoint a special prosecutor in the case.
GOVERNOR ROY ROMER/COLORADO:
IT'S OBVIOUS I HAVE CONCLUDED THAT IT IS NOT PROPER TO APPOINT A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR TO THIS CASE, AS IT WOULD DELAY IT, DISRUPT IT." ))
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Six-year-old JonBenet was found beaten and strangled in her family's home in December 1996.
There are allegations the investigation has been bungled by local authorities.
A billion dollar deal has been struck between Swiss banks, holocaust survivors and Jewish groups who claimed the banks stole the accounts of holocaust victims.
Jewish groups say bank officials wouldn't give them their money
back after World War Two.
One 73 year old New York woman, who's father was a Holocaust victim, says the deal is a major step in bringing justice for the aging survivors.
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[SUPER=01-Estelle Sapir/Holocaust Survivor]
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Money from the one point two billion-dollar settlement will
be paid out over a three-year period.
A federal judge still must give his approval to the plan.
A construction worker says his business could go under if Roanoke County doesn't give him back the truck it impounded.
Yesterday Gary Doss was protesting in front of the County police department.
His truck was impounded after police stopped one of his employees for speeding with a revoked license.
Doss says the judge in the case won't let him have the truck back.
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((GARY DOSS/PROTESTER; WE WENT MONDAY, HE SAID NO, DIDN'T WANT TO TALK TO US. WE WENT TODAY, HE TALKED TO ME, HE ASKED THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY, THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY SAID KEEP IT, HE KEPT IT.
DID THEY TELL YOU WHY THEY'RE KEEPING IT?
The prosecutor in the case says the truck was impounded because the employee involved was a habitual offender.
((MARIAN KELLEY/ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; IN THIS SITUATION, THE OWNER OF A VEHICLE WHO LETS A HABITUAL OFFENDER DRIVE THE CAR, HABITUAL OFFENDER BEING A PERSON WHO WHO HAS THEIR LICENSE REVOKED FOR 10 YEARS, IN THIS CASE FOR DUI CONVICTIONS, THE OWNER LETS HIM DRIVE, THEN HE'S GOING TO FORFEIT THE RIGHT TO HAVE HIS CAR FOR 30 DAYS.))
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Doss told the judge he didn't know his employee's license was revoked, but the judge didn't believe him.
He says he can't work without the truck, so he'll keep protesting until he gets it back.
U-V-A has closed the University Hall sports complex.
An annual inspection of the facility found problems with a tension ring that holds the dome together.
32 of the six hundred-70 wires that make up the ring were broken.
The athletic department has moved to other offices.
U-V-A says the closing is only temporary.
With all the negative news on tobacco, Virginia Tech researchers are actually looking for a positive spin.
The University was
recently awarded 754- thousand dollars in state funds to to the research positive medical effects of tobacco.
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Earlier this summer, researchers planted thousands of genetically engineered tobacco seedlings at Tech's research stations in Blackstone and Glade Spring.
The hope is that the seedlings will eventually create the human proteins needed to make NEW drugs.
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((CAROLE CRAMER/VIRGINIA TECH PROFESSOR: SOME OF THE EARLIEST PRODUCTS WE LOOKED AT WERE PROTEINS THAT COULD CURE VERY RARE GENETIC DISEASES AND IN THAT CASE THERE MAY BE A THOUSAND PATIENTS AND WE COULD POSSIBLY MAKE THE WHOLE US NEED FOR THAT PROTEIN IN ABOUT TEN ACRES BUT WE'VE NOW EXPANDED TO A NUMBER OF BLOOD PROTEINS, POTENTIAL ANTI CANCER DRUGS, THINGS LIKE THIS WHERE THERE WOULD BE A MUCH LARGER POPULATION NEED FOR THE DRUG AND IN THAT CASE WE ENVISION THAT EASILY THOUSANDS OF ACRES COULD BE USED. ))
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This would be especially helpful to Virginia's tobacco farmers whose livelihoods are at stake-- in this day and time when tobacco is under fire for its health risks.
She became famous for her T-V role as Rhoda on the "Mary Tyler Show" and her own spin off sitcom.
Now Valerie Harper has moved from the small screen to a stage in Lynchburg to take on a very different role.
Harper will put on a one- woman play based on the life of novelist Pearl S. Buck.
Buck was a 1914 graduate of Randolph Macon Woman's College, and went on to win both the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize for Literature.
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((ELIZABETH LIPSCOMB/RMWC ENGLISH PROFESSOR: I THINK SHE WAS A GOOD WRITER, I DON'T THINK SHE WAS A GREAT WRITER. BUT SHE TELLS A VERY GOOD STORY, SHE HAS A REMARKABLE GIFT FOR CREATING BELIEVABLE BACKGROUNd AND HER PICTURE OF CHINA IN MANY OF HER NOVELS IS VERY FINE.))
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Harper says Buck's humanitarian work makes her an interesting character to portray.
((VALERIE HARPER/ACTRESS: PRODIGIOUS HUMANITARIAN. IT'S INCREDIBLE THE AMOUNT OF GOOD SHE DID FOR PEOPLE, MIXED- RACE CHILDREN ADOPTIONS, MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN, ALL KINDS OF THINGS. SO I THOUGHT SHE WAS A GREAT SUBJECT, DRAMATIC LIFE.))
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Harper's play is entitled "All Under Heaven" and will run for two weeks in September at Randolph Macon's Thoresen (THOR-sen) Theater.
The University of Virginia's football team began its grueling two a day practices early this morning in Charlottesville.
Things were a lot easier at yesterday's media day when they toughest thing they had face was News 7's Steve Mason.
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[SUPER=01-Jarrett Ferguson/Fullback from Staunton River; :41]
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Balloonist Steve Fossett is said to be in good spirits as he and the
"Solo Spirit" make their way toward Australia.
Fossett is now some eight thousand miles into his bid to become the
first person to circle the globe non- stop in a balloon.
Yesterday, he became the first to cross the south Atlantic.
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At mission control in St. Louis... the main concerns now surround
weather and sleep.
If things go as planned, Fossett should reach Australia's west coast
in two or three days.