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V-M-I's second co-ed class gets a crash course in the dreaded rat-line.
Carilion will give a big boost to the downtown Roanoke economy.
And 30 homes in Glasgow are headed to higher ground.
Ready for temperatures to tumble tonight. A full 10 degrees below normal. Show you why in a moment.
Several communitites across Virginia are mimicking the good deeds of some Roanoke Teenagers.
And they brought internet viewers a live birth, see what they offered today.
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Life as rats begins for V-M-I's second co-ed class.
450-young men AND women got their first taste of military life-- VMI style this afternoon.
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Keith Humphry is in Lexington for the annual "indoctrination" known as "Meet the Cadre."
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Carilion Health System is moving some of its office workers across the city.
This morning the area's biggest employer announced 440 people will move into new offices downtown, pumping some life into Roanoke's central business district.
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Scott Goldberg is in downtown Roanoke tonight.
Scott, what does this mean for the city?
Jean, it means 440 more people will come downtown everyday.
They'll park their cars here, work here, and -- the city hopes -- eat and shop here.
The city is calling this the biggest boost to downtown Roanoke's economy -- in terms of employment -- in more than a decade.
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It was the feel-good story of the summer for downtown Roanoke.
The area's biggest employer is transplanting 440 office workers, moving them from south Roanoke to the First Union building in the center of the city.
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((MAYOR DAVID BOWERS: THESE JOBS REPRESENT THE LARGEST INFLUX OF JOBS INTO THE DOWNTOWN AREA FOR MORE THAN A DECADE.))
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That influx of workers could be a boon to stores like the B-in-Touch convenience shop, which is next door to the First Union building.
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((MELISSA DAVIS: WE'LL BE ABLE TO PICK UP OUR BUSINESS ON CARDS, GIFTS, DRINKS, EVERYTHING. SO WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.))
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And if all goes as the city hopes, other businesses will follow Carilion's lead...
Bringing even more jobs downtown.
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((MATT KENNEL/DOWNTOWN ROANOKE INC:
IF ONE OF OUR PREMIERE RELOCATES OR CONSOLIDATES DOWNTOWN, THEN IT'S A PLACE FOR OTHER BUSINESSES AS WELL))
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F-B-I agents raided a Kenyan hotel where a bomb that targeted the U-S embassy was reportedly made.
15 FBI workers and six Nairobi detectives swarmed the Hilltop hotel conducting a two hour search.
Agents confiscated evidence and arrested the hotel manager.
They also took fingerprints and carried boxes out.
The Daily Nation newspaper- citing unnamed sources- said the bomb of highly explosive TNT was assembled in two rooms
at the hotel.
Authorities are still trying to determine exactly who's responsible the bombings.
Missouri Senator John Ashcroft is the latest Republican calling for the resignation of President Clinton.
((SEN. JOHN ASHCROFT/R- MISSOURI: THE PRESIDENT LIED TO THE NATION FOR MORE THAN HALF A YEAR. HE LIED TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO HIS STAFF AND HIS FAMILY. HIS SPEECH MONDAY MARKED THE EFFECTIVE END OF THE CLINTON PRESIDENCY.))
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Meanwhile other Republicans including House speaker Newt Gingrich are taking a wait and see attitute.
The President and first family did not leave the Martha's Vineyard home today where they're vacationing.
Prosecutors are trying to determine whether the President lied under oath about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky-
A national television appearance caused some friction between the families of two little girls switched at birth.
On Monday, Paula Johnson appeared on The Today Show, which broadcast a video she made of Rebecca Chittum and Callie Johnson, meeting for the first time last weekend.
The attorney for the Rogers's family, W.T. Robey, said the Rogers didn't know the video would be used on the program, and were upset.
A spokesman for Johnson's lawyer, Cynthia Johnson, said today everything had been smoothed over.
Yesterday Robey said the Rogers' want to legally adopt Rebecca.
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Ever wonder how much all that change in your couch would add up to?
Coming up on News-7 at Five we'll see how much one couple ended up with after gathering change for seven years.
And moving out of Mother Nature's path.
That's what dozens of folks in the Rockbridge County town of Glasgow are doing.
Still ahead on Health Check-- Using computers to map radiation treatments, it's one of the latest advancements in high-tech medicine.
All that and the Two Minute ticker. Stay with us.
Two men involved in a near- fatal convenience store shooting and robbery last year received long prison terms today.
19-year old Derek DeWayne Smith received a total of 70 years in prison for shooting the clerk at the Foster Fuels store in Campbell County last August.
Judge Samuel Johnston told Smith he was lucky he's not facing the death penalty.
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((NEIL VENER/PROSECUTOR: THIS IS AS COLD- BLOODED A CRIME AS YOU CAN HAVE. THEY WALKED INTO A CONVENIENCE STORE, IMMEDIATELY WALKED UP TO ONE OF THE CLERKS PUT THE GUN TO HIS HEAD AND SHOT HIM AND IT'S JUST TRULY A MIRACLE THAT HE'S ALIVE. THE DOCTOR SAID THE BULLET IS LODGED AND ACTUALLY TOUCHED HIS CAROTID ARTERY AND STOPPED JUST SHORT OF PENETRATING AND HAD IT PENETRATED HE'D HAVE DIED INSTANTLY.))
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Smith's accomplice, Rodney Keith Holland, was sentenced to 49 years in prison for his role in the crime.
Another law enforcement officer has been arrested in Pittsylvania County for sex crimes.
This time, 25-year old Andre Lamont Barksdale of Chatham is charged with having sexual intercourse with a minor.
He was employed as a jailer with the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office.
The unnamed girl was an inmate when the alleged sex acts occurred.
This arrest comes after an arrest yesterday of a parole and probation officer.
51-year old Patrick Wayne Gould of Danville is charged with sexually abusing a woman when he was supervising her probation.
Dozens of Glasgow residents are moving to higher ground-- and they're taking their homes with them.
About 30 houses are being moved from the southeast part of the city to northwest Glasgow, to get them out of areas prone to flooding.
Many of the residents making the move lived in homes that were heavily damaged during four floods since 1969.
The most recent was in 1995.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is funding most of the 2-point-1 million dollar project.
Movers say they'll be on the job for at least the next month.
They carry titles like Grand Master and Illustrious Priestess, but the purpose of the Black Masons fraternal organization is much more down- to- earth.
Masonic lodge members from across the state are in Lynchburg this week for their 105th annual Grand Communication.
Members will spend the next few days electing officers, and setting the agenda for the coming year.
That will include reaching out to young members of their communities.
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((LEWIS BUCKNER/PAST GRAND SECRETARY: WE TRY TO PUT SOMETHING OUT THERE FOR THE YOUTH THAT IS POSITIVE AND NOT NEGATIVE, AS THE PAST GRAND MASTER SAID, THERE'S SO MUCH NEGATIVE STUFF OUT IN THE COMMUNITY AND IT'S EASY FOR A CHILD TO BE MISLED AND WE TRY TO DO OUT BEST TO LEAD THEM ON THE RIGHT PATH.))
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The Masons also provide financial help to numerous charitable organizations.
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Walking does your heart good, especially when it's for a good cause.
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The American Heart Association's annual walk doesn't hit the road until Ocotober this year, but they're getting fired up early.
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Patrick Evans, who is the honorary chairman of this year's event, is on hand for an organizational meeting of the voluteers at the Roanoke Marriott.
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News from the diamond and gridiron-- Mike Stevens will be here in a couple of minutes with the Two-Minute Ticker.
Today on health check --
Heart surgery performed live over the Internet.
And Roanoke Valley teens are setting an example for the rest of the state.
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((MAIKA JONES/TOP STUDENT: THEY REALLY TAUGHT ME A LOT, THEY TAUGHT ME HOW TO STAY IN SCHOOL AND GET A BETTER EDUCATION AND THERE ARE BETTER THINGS OUT THERE INSTEAD OF JUST WORKING AT BURGER KING YOU CAN GO ON WITH YOUR LIFE.))
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The City of Roanoke has a unique program geared at teaching teenagers to care about themselves and others.
The Teen Outreach Program or TOP has been instrumental in reducing the dropout and pregnancy rate among teenagers.
Now Roanoke's TOP has been selected as a national model.
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((DR. CHERI HARTMAN/ROANOKE TOP DIRECTOR: WE BELIEVE THAT WE IMPACT SELF-ESTEEM IN A VERY STRONG WAY BECAUSE WE FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE AND WHAT GOOD TALENTS TEENAGERS HAVE TO CONTRIBUTE AS THEY STRENGTHEN THEIR SELF ESTEEM, THEY STRENGTHEN THEIR PURPOSE IN THE CONTEX, YOU MAKE BETTER HEALTHIER MORE PRODUCTIVE DECSIONS.))
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The teens and nusring home patients brown bagged it at Roanoke teen outreach conference.
Spending time with the elderly is just one way these teenagers reach into the community to develop leadership roles and learn life lessons.
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((CRYSTAL HODGES/TOP STUDENT: WE SET GOALS FOR OURSELVES AND WORK STEP BY STEP TO ACHIEVE THEM, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ACHIEVE THEM OVERNIGHT...SHE'S WORKING AT IT, IT JUST DOESN'T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT.))
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Today's conference introduced 12 communitites across the state to the program to teach them to start their own TOP.
The website that broadcast a live birth over the internet was back with another event today.
America's Health Network broadcast live video of a patient having open heart surgery.
Viewers were able to watch the operation, see the patient's heart moniter, and listen to doctors talk about the procedure.
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((DOCTORS; IT'S A NICE SIZE ARTERY. IT'S ABOUT AN AVERAGE SIZE THAT WE WOULD SEE IN SOMEBODY THIS HEIGHT AND WEIGHT.))
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The operation was performed by Dr. Denton Cooley, who also performed the nation's first human and artificial heart transplants.
New computer programs are helping doctors zero-in on tumors and zap them with radiation.
The radiation planner transforms two-dimensional x-rays or cat-scan slices into three dimensional images.
It can pinpoint a tumor and allow doctors to map out the exact point to direct radiation.
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Doctors say the program may help them use higher doses of pinpointed radiation.
Good evening everybody and welcome to the midwekk ticker.
Lots to talk about this afternoon expecially in the
Big leagues where the Roger Maris chase resumed in Chicago with Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa again trying to add to their respective totals.
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Both guys came into the game tied for the major leagues lead with 47 homers a piece.
Sosa would fire the first shot this afternoon in the bottom of the 5th inning as he jerked this two run hot to left and plated Mickey Morandini. The Cubs took a 6-to-2 lead on the Cardinals at that time appeared to be in good shape to blow the game wide open.
But in the 8th inning, McGwire finally got the pitch he was looking for and promptly yanked it to left field.
The solo homer tied the game at 6-all in the top of the 8th.
McGwire and Sosa both now have 48 homers.
The game is now in the ninth inning.
Ken Griffey Junior who has some catching up to do plays at home tonight at 10:30 against the Blue Jays.
The Virginia football team held another preseason intrasquad scrimmage today.
Thomas Jones and Aaron Brookks were the stars of the show.
Jones rushed for 4 TDs and 97 yards while Brooks completed 10 of 14 passes for 215 yards.
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The Washington Redskins are in the market for a defensive end and reports tonight say they may trade this man to get one.
Veteran tight end Jamie Asher may end up being traded to the Detroit Lions if the team can acquire a suitable replacement for Rich Owens.
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And another quick reminder for you concerning the 1998 kickoff of Friday Football Extra.
We begin our 15th anniversary season in Primetime this Friday night with an hour long special starting at nine.
Hope you can join us to relive the memories of the part 14 seasons.
Coming up at six we'll get up to date with second year Ravens' linebacker Cornell Brown.
Plus, an update on the second and final round of the McLelland invitational golf tournament at Botetourt.
All that a more coming up in a little more than a half hour.
Hope you can join us.
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Did you ever wonder how much money you'd have if you kept all that spare change?
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One New York couple kept theirs-- for SEVEN years and now they're cashing in.
Jerry and Elliot Komitor amassed more than two-thousand dollars.
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The national record for spare change was set in California -- eight-thousand- 105 dollars.