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The U-S strikes in retaliation for embassay bombings in Africa. These are the first pictures of destruction.
And the man who killed a South Boston convenience store clerk is scheduled to die tonight.
Another pleasantly cool night ahead. And do we have the second topical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season? The answer just ahead.
Patients are seeing things more clearly thanks to a new corneal operation.
And a cancer treatment is making some patients avoid the sunlight.
President Clinton has returned to Washington from his Massachusetts vacation.
He is expected to address the nation in about thirty minutes.
For the latest we go to Jonathan Freed in Washington.
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[SUPER=03-Martha's Vineyard, MA;]
[SUPER=01-Gen. Henry Shelton/Chrm, Joint Chief of Staff;]
It was entirely unexpected. The President broke off his summer vacation
with an urgent announcement...that the United States had struck back
following the terrorist bombings of the U-S embassies in East Africa.
CLINTON: I ORDERED THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES TO
STRIKE AT TERRORIST-RELATED FACILITIES IN AFGANISTAN AND THE SUDAN.
The targets were said to be part of what was described as the terrorism
network of extremist Saudi millionaire, Osama bin Laden: a terrorist
camp in remote Afghanistan. And what Mr. Clinton described as a
chemical weapons site in the Sudan.
CLINTON: TODAY WE HAVE STRUCK BACK.
The President said there was compelling evidence that bin Laden's forces
played key roles in the embassy bombings...as well as previous attacks.
And that the United States had information that still more assaults
were being planned.
GEN. HENRY SHELTON/CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF: THE
ACTIONS WE HAVE TAKEN TODAY SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AS RELATIATION AGAINST
THE EAST AFRICAN ATTACKS...BUT AS GENERAL SELF-DEFENSE AGAINST ONGING
The Secretary of Defense called it an attack on bin Laden's terrorism
infrastructure...which he said was being used to train and equip
hundreds if not thousands of terrorists.
JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS: SUDENESE AUTORITIES ARE CLAIMING
THAT THE BUILDING STRUCK BY U-S AIR RAIDS WAS NOT A CHEMICAL WEAPONS
SITE, BUT A FACTORY THAT MAKES MEDICINE. THE AFGHAN GOVERNMENT IS
CLAIMING THAT BIN LADEN IS SAFE.
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Virginia is prepared to execute one of its youngest killers in modern history.
Lance Antonio Chandler was only 19 when he robbed Mother Hubbard's convenience store near South Boston.
Billy Dix refused to turn over the contents of the register.
So Chandler shot him in the face.
His girlfriend later testified he'd planned to hang the fatal bullet casing on a chain around his neck.
Chandler just turned 25 last month.
His execution is scheduled for 9 p-m tonight.
Governor Jim Gilmore has NOT yet made a final decision on clemency.
A North Carolina man has been arrested for the murder of a Halifax County woman.
44-year old Denny Coggins Melton is charged with first degree murder for the shooting death of Rhonda Bowes Stone.
Stone was found dead in her Alton trailer August 7th.
Halifax County Sheriff's Deputies say the fatal shots were fired from OUTSIDE the home-- through a window that is now covered with paper.
Melton was picked up by North Carolina authorities two days after the murder on firearms charges.
Until his extradition today to Halifax County, Melton had been held in a North Carolina jail.
If he's found guilty, Melton faces life in prison.
Authorities trying to find the remains of two Roanoke girls who disappeared 20 years ago have finally eliminated ONE site.
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State police dug up the site of a shed that once belonged to Earl Bramblett.
It's behind the A-frame house Bramblett built in the mid-70's.
Bramblett is on death row for killing the Hodges family in Vinton.
He was once a suspect in the disappearance of Tammy Akers and Angela Rader (RAID-ur).
DORORTHY Rader clings to the hope her daughter is still alive- -as she told her other daughter, Sue.
((AND SHE SAID, "YOU KNOW, THOSE GIRLS ARE DEAD AND GONE." AND I TOLD HER TWO, THREE YEARS AGO, "I DON'T WANT TO HEAR THAT WORD." BUT I GUESS DEEP DOWN SOMETIMES I ADMIT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Dorothy Rader/Missing Girl's Mother]
[OUT Q=I admit it.]
State police told Rader they found nothing useful at the house.
The brother of convicted Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski will receive one million dollars for turning him in.
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The Justice Department spokesman announced the decision to award the money to David Kaczynski today.
Kaczynski says he'll use the money to ease the grief of families victimized by his brother's bombs.
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Time is running out on the West Virginia State Fair.
That story is still ahead on News-7 at Five.
And if you're headed to Fairlea, you may see some new sights at the 74-year old event.
On Health check, a less invasive procedure is being used to treat some forms of cancer.
All that plus the Two Minute Ticker-- straight ahead on News-7 at Five
A Boones Mill woman was critically injured in an accident on Route 220 in Roanoke County this morning.
Police say Sherry Ann West pulled out from Back Creek Road onto the busy highway around 11:30.
A Jeep Cherokee heading south struck the car broadside. The driver and three passengers in the Jeep were treated at Lewis-Gale hospital and released.
The accident tied up traffic in the northbound lanes of 220 for about two hours.
In Bland County, fresh air and beautiful scenery are NOT in short supply.
What is missing are jobs that would keep the county's young people from commuting long distances for work.
Or worse yet: moving elsewhere.
It's a dilemma members of the county's board of supervisors hope to solve with the aid of a new 22-acre industrial park, near Bastian.
The I-77 Industrial park already has water and temporary sewer in place.
The only thing that's missing are industries compatible with the county's rigid zoning ordinance.
[IN Q=We would]
((MOLLY THOMPSON/BLAND CO. BOARD CHAIRMAN:WE WOULD JUST LIKE TO SEE MAYBE SOME OF THE SPINOFFS OF SOME OF THE LARGER COMPANIES. WE KNOW THAT WE CAN NOT ACCOMMODATE THE MEGA-COMPANIES, WE JUST WANT TO SEE SOMETHING THAT IS SMALL AND WORKS IN WITH OUR LOVE OF THE LAND AND OUR ENVIRONMENTAL SETTING.))
[SUPER=01-Molly Thompson/Bland Co. Board Chairman; :00]
[OUT Q=environmental setting.]
The Board of Supervisors is also taking steps to attract businesses, such as motels and restaurants, near the Bastian exit.
The hope is that the businesses would help draw travellers.
We'll have more on that, tonight on NEWS 7 at six.
If your looking for a way to enjoy this nice cool weather, the West Virginia State Fair continues through Saturday.
But be prepared for some new sites because as Steve Pardon reports, this isn't your grandfather's fair anymore.
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[SUPER=12-Fairlea, WV; :00]
[SUPER=01-Stephane Lavigne/Bike Stunt Rider; :37]
[SUPER=01-Neil Effertz/Loala Breeder; 1:05]
[OUT Q=Steve Pardon, News 7]
((The West Virginia State Fair is under way for its 74th season. As usual there are plenty of cows and other live stock on display, but this year isn't just a trip down memory lane.
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Its progressive. Grandpa probably didn't watch a lot of stunt riding and in-line skating at fairs gone by, but its a hot attraction these days. Performed by professionals like Stephane Lavigne, who say their sport has earned more respect through the media attention to the x-games and popularity of traveling shows like this one.
(1:44:25 Stephane Lavigne/Stunt Bike Rider: OF COURSE GOING ON TOUR, DOING DIFFERENT CITIES AND PEOPLE LIKE TO SEE YOU
TWO AND THREE YEARS IN A ROW AND SAY WOW, HE'S REALLY GETTING HIGHER, HIS TRICKS ARE GETTING MORE ADVANCED..)
Of course animals are still the heart and soul of the fair, but even some of the stock in the barns are cutting edge cattle. This isn't a calf- its a full grown cow, part of a new breed from Australia called Loalas. Breeders say smaller is cheaper to feed and easier to handle...but where's the beef?
(4:14:445 Neil Effertz/American Loala Management: THE RIB EYE AREA HAS A 30% BIGGER MEASUREMENT TO IT RELATIVE TO THEIR
BODY WEIGHT, YOU GET A HIGHER PROPORTION OF RIB STEAK, DELMONICO'S, PRIME RIBS, NEW YORK STRIPS PER COW THAN YOU GET IN A TRADITIONAL COW.)
There are currently 100 Loalas living in the United States but only 5 east of the Mississippi, a number breeders hope to increase since 3 miniatures eat only as much as one traditional cow. But don't sell of your heard just yet because genetics isn't cheap. One adult cow goes for over $17,000 and embryos are selling for about 3,000. Now those, are big buck bovines.
Steve Pardon, News 7))
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Where is the grass is greener and easier to keep that way-- Patrick Evans has an answer.
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With a little rain, lawns are finally growing again, and that means mowing.
But Patrick Evans found some grass you never have to mow, and it looks great, even in dry weather.
Here's today's installment of "Growin' It."
[SUPER=01-Gary Osborne/Gardener; :30]
[OUT Q=I'm Patrick Evans.]
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The V-M-I football team gets its day in the media spotlight.
Steve Mason will be here with the Two-Mintue-Ticker.
Today on health check --
Sheding some new light on cancer therapy.
And the Junior League of the Roanoke Valley is bringing affordable child care services to the community by bringing more children to the child care.
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[IN Q=So many families]
((KELLY ELLIS/JLRV PRESIDENT: SO MANY FAMILIES, TRANSPORTATION IS THEIR BIGGEST BARRIER TO QUALITY CHILD CARE.))
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There's a bright new technology that fights cancer, one that uses light to fry and shrink tumors.
It's called Photodynamic Therapy and starts with a six-thousand dollar drug that makes tumors sensitive to light.
A few days later a laser is shined down the patient's throat and the drug is activated.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Steven Burdick/University of Texas;]
[SUPER=01-Paul Rathwick/P-D-T Patient; :07]
[OUT Q=have it treated]
Unlike chemotherapy, P-D-T leaves healthy cells alone and just attacks the cancerous ones.
The down-side is that patients become extremely sensitive to light and must take some embarrassing precautions.
Only two cancers are approved for P-D-T at this time.
Imagine going from nearsightedness to 20-20 vision in just a few minutes.
It's a possiblity with improved eye implants called corneal rings.
Here's how they work.
A surgeon cuts a small incision into the front area of the eye, called the cornea, then slips the ring inside.
Once in place, the ring alters the curve of the cornea to correct the patient's vision.
There are some risks, though.
[IN Q=The patients]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jonathon Woolfson/Refractive Surgeon]
[OUT Q=experienced surgeons hands.]
Doctors say the biggest advantage of the corneal rings is that they are reversable.
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A partnership forged 64 years ago was reinforced today.
The alliance has beneffited more than 12-thousand children in the Roanoke Valley...today they increased that number.
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((GREENVALE SCHOOL AND THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY, MAKING A DIFFERENCE ONE CHILD AT A TIME, OR IN THIS CASE 15 CHILDREN AT A TIME.))
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The 15-passenger van, funded by Care that Counts, was dedicated to Greenvale School for quality affordable child care.
and the children were as impressed as the adults with the new school bus.
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((LOOK HOW MANY SEATS THERE ARE))
((SANDRA CARROLL/GREENVALE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: IT WILL ALLOW US TO REACH OUT INTO ANOTHER PART OF THE COMMUNITY THAT WE'VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO PROVIDE THIS TYPE OF PROGRAMMING FOR, SO THE SOUTHEAST QUADRANT NOW WILL HAVE ACCESS TO QUALITY SERVICES, COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES AND AFFORDABLE CHILD CARE, SO THESE PARENTS CAN WORK AND FINISH THEIR SCHOOLING AND HOPEFULLY MAINTAIN THAT SELF-SUFFICIENCY.))
((ALL ABOARD, EXCELLENT.))
[SUPER=01-Sandra Carroll/Greenvale Executive Director; ]
[OUT Q=all aboard, excellent]
This human train was another mode of transportation at Greenvale Nursery School today.
Classes are getting a cultural experience from a renowned organization, The Wolf Trap Foundation for Performing Arts.
For more on the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the arts, check out News-7 Sunday Morning at 8.
Who's ahead in the home run chase?
Here's Steve Mason with the Two-Minute Ticker.[S5-Cubs]
Good afternoon everyone welcome to the two minute ticker.
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The Chase for Roger Maris's homerun record conitnues today. Mark McGuire and his Cardinals began a double header with New York at 5:10. Ken griffey's mariners play Toronto tonight.
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Giants vs. Cubs; :00]
The Chicago Cubs fans were out in full force for their guy, Sammy Sosa, who trails Bug Mac by one with 48. Cubs against san francisco. Sammy flies out in his first attempt, Cubs lead 6-3 in the seventth.
After a winless season last year, V-M-I is laying the foundation for its football program now and in the Future.
Roy Stanley has more.
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[SUPER=01-Travis Brooks/Sophomore Linebacker; :09]
[SUPER=01-Miller Lawson/Recruiting Coordinator; :35]
[SUPER=01-Ted Cain/VMI Head Coach; 1:03]
[OUT Q=...news 7 sports."]
((That 0 and 11 season is behind this V-M-I team that's preparing for the 1998 football season.))
((TRAVIS BROOKS/SOPHMORE LINEBACKER:))
((The future looks bright for the Keydets. 29 recruits and 14 walkons make up half of this years squad.
And while some of the youth movement will be called on to play this year, They have the talent to contribute.))
((MILLER LAWSON/RECRUITING COORDINATOR:))
((As the Keydets go through summer practice, Head Coach Ted Cain has stressed the basics.
And because of the teams mental and physcial condition
Cain says the players are making progress toward becoming a solid unit.))
((TED CAIN/VMI HEAD COACH:))
Jimmy Hensley won his first Craftsman truck series race this past weekend
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last Night; :00]
last night, he was in Martinsville, thrwoing out the first pitch at the Phillies game. More on Jimmy at six. But there's more news 7 at five to come.
Tossing daylilies as far as you can, or transporting raw eggs on bulldozers may not sound like your typical summertime activities.
But those were among the most popular events at the fourth annual Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association Field Day.
It was an opportunity for those who rely on good soil and sunlight to have some fun, AND...
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[IN Q=To promote]
((JIM SNYDER/RIVERBEND NURSERY OWNER: TO PROMOTE NEW TECHNOLOGY, EQUIPMENT, FELLOWSHIP, AND ALLOW MEMBERS OF THE NURSERY AND LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION AND CUSTOMERS OF THE HOST NURSERY TO SEE WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Snyder/Riverbend Nursery Owner;]
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