Security across the globe tightens as the U-S fears terrorists could retaliate for yesterday's airstrike.
and a member of the Ku Klux Klan is found guilty of a 1966 murder.
Ready for a super weekend? The weather looks good. Details just ahead.
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Security is beefed up at U-S facilities around the world and at airports today.
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The United States is protecting itself from a retailiation after U-S missles reportedly inflicted moderate to severe damage in its bombings yesterday in Sudan and Afghanistan.
But the U-S is making no apologies for its attack, despite cries
of outrage from both those countries.
21 deaths are being reported in Afganistan.
No deaths are reported in Sudan.
Pakistan is retracting earlier statements that stray U-S missiles landed there, killing five.
Lee Cowen joins us live from Martha's Vinyard, where President Clinton is returning tonight.
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A verdict is in 32 years after the crime.
Former Ku Klux Klan leader Samuel Bowers has been convicted of arson and murder in the 1966 firebombing death of a Mississippi civil rights activist.
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Jurors in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, deliberated for just over
two hours before convicting Bowers.
Four earlier trials of Bowers in the 1960's ended with deadlocked juries.
Bowers was sentenced to life in prison for ordering the killing of Vernon Dahmer (DAY'-mur).
Bowers showed no emotion as the verdict was read.
Prosecutors say Dahmer was targeted for encouraging black voter registration.
A Botetourt County man charged with driving drunk could spend five years in jail, because children were in the car.
Charles Carter waived his right to a preliminary hearing today.
Police say he was weaving across Interstate 81 at 80 miles an hour.
Tests pin his blood alcohol level at two and a half times the legal limit.
But Carter is charged with more than driving under the influence.
There were four children in the backseat, so he also faces felony child endangerment.
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((JOEL BRANSCOM/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: A NUMBER OF JURISDICTIONS ARE DOING THIS. SO IF YOU'RE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE AND YOU HAVE CHILDREN IN THE CAR YOU'RE NOT JUST LOOKING AT LOSING YOUR LICENCE FOR A YEAR ANYMORE. YOU'RE LOOKING AT LOSING YOUR FREEDOM FOR UP TO FIVE YEARS.))
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State Senator Bo Trumbo is Carter's attorney.
He says the child endangerment charge may be too much.
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((SEN. BO TRUMBO/(R) FINCASTLE: AS FAR AS A LEGISLATOR GOES, THEN I'M GOING TO TAKE THAT BACK TO RICHMOND AND SEE WHETHER WE ARE NOW HAVING PEOPLE CONVICTED OF BOTH A MISDEMEANOR BEING DUI AND A FELONY BEING CHILD ENDANGERMENT WHEN THERE'S REALLY NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO FACTS.))
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Carter's trial is scheduled for October.
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Time for a check on our weather -- Robin Reed[tease#1]
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Still to come on the newscast, Habitat for Humanity gets a little longer to decide what it will do with a controversial piece of land,
and we'll hear from a local writer as he remembers surviving a deadly plane crash in 1959.
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Habitat for Humanity has asked for -- and the city has granted -- more time to consider the city's offer to buy a disputed piece of land.
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Roanoke said it would pay 353-thousand dollars for these seven acres.
The land is in Westview Terrace, where residents vigorously fought Habitat's plan to build 32 homes.
The city wants to turn the land into a park.
Habitat said it is "exploring another opportunity" that would let the organization build SOME homes there.
Habitat's deadline for responding to the city's offer is September 11th.
The Roanoke County Supervisors believe they can learn from central Virginia's experience with industrial development.
Today, they hit the road in search of some valuable advice.
The day- long bus trip included stops in Goochland and Henrico Counties and the city of Richmond.
The visit to industrial, commercial and biotechnology parks was designed to help Roanoke County plan its own new developments.
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((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: WE'VE SEEN A LOT. WE'RE GOIGN TO ABSORB EVEN MORE. SO WE THINK THE TRIP HAS BEEN WELL WORTH IT AND HOEPFULLY THE PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE ARE GOING TO BE BETTER FOR THE HOMEWORK WE'VE BEEN DOING.))
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The trip included visits to the site of the Motorola plant in Goochland County, and the Virginia Biotechnology
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A state grant will help Wythe County maintain a safe learning environment at its three high schools, this fall.
Earlier this week, Governor Gilmore awarded the county a check for nearly 50- thousand dollars.
The money will help offset the cost of two resource officers.
The uniformed sheriff's deputys will patrol the halls at Fort Chiswell, George Wythe and Rural Retreat high schools.
Sheriff's officials say they haven't experienced any major problems and hope the officers will serve as a future deterrent.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE/(R) VIRGINIA:THESE ARE DISCRETIONARY FUNDS THAT THE GOVERNOR HAS THAT I'M ABLE TO LOOK AT WHAT ARE WORTH PROGRAMS AND OPPORTUNITIES AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THIS STATE. ))
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The resource officers are a first for Wythe County.
The grant is good for one year-- after that county officials will have to reapply in hopes of securing the grant, ag
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One man's tale of survival is now a book-- and there's a special connection to Roanoke.
Philip Bradley is the only survivor of a 1959 plane crash that went down midflight from Washington, D.C. to Roanoke.
The Piedmont D-C-3 crashed into Bucks Elbow Mountain in Crozet (Crow-zay).
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((PHILIP BRADLEY/PLANE CRASH SURVIVOR:I'VE OFTEN WONDERED, HAD YOU BEEN IN THAT SEAT WHEN I WENT ABOARD, THAT MEANS THERE'S A SEAT SOMEWHERE ELSE ON THE PLANE, WOULD YOU HAVE SURVIVED AND I WOULD HAVE BEEN KILLED SOMEWHERE ELSE, OR WOULD WE BOTH HAVE LIVED OR BOTH DIED OR WHAT? I'V OFTEN WONDERED. I THINK ABOUT THAT ALMOST EVERY DAY, HAD THAT SEAT ALREADY BEEN TAKEN))
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Bradley has written a book about the crash and will be signing copies this weekend in Roanoke at the Tanglewood Holiday Inn.
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If you want to look at some cool wheels or if you have an ugly truck, the transportation museum is the place to be.
That's where we'll find Patrick evans.
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The Cool Wheels Festival kicks off tomorrow at the Virginia Museum of Transportation, and Your Hometown Station will be paying out big bucks--maybe to YOU.
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As Patrick Evans explains, the Ugly truck Contest offers up a $1,000 purse, plus there will be many other great vintage cars to enjoy, including your Big Blue Galaxie, right Patrick?
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Coming up in Health Check, the AIDS vaccine begins widespread human trials,
and we'll show you some special clothes that will help you keep cool.
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((BONNIE APPLETON/"COOL CLOTHES": WE USE A GEL THAT RE- HYDRATES SEVERAL HUNDRED TIMES, SO THAT IT'S A PRODUCT YOU CAN KEEP USING. ))
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Tonight on News 7, we'll have the story of a summer vacation that was no picnic for a group of girl scouts
At Six, we'll take you to the Blue Ridge Institute at Ferrum College, where the young women discovered that the good old days could also include plenty of hard work.
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((AND THAT'S WHAT I'D LIKE THESE GIRLS TO APPRECIATE... IS HOW CHALLENGING LIFE WAS.))
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I'll be back with that story Tonya
And the rest of the day's news in about 40 minutes.
The Franklin County Health Department is telling people to avoid swimming or water skiing in a couple of places at Smith Mountain Lake.
Recent testing found higher than acceptable levels of fecal coliform bacteria.
The areas are Bay Roc Marina at Hardy Ford Bridge, the Cove at Crazy Horse Campground, and Becky's Creek.
Officials haven't determined the source of the pollution.
The first large scale test of the preventative AIDS vaccine began yesterday in Los Angeles.
As Helen Kumari reports doctors hope to reproduce the results from its animal testing.
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As you can tell by today's temperatures, summer isn't over yet.
But a Virginia Tech researcher is marketing a clothing item to help you beat the heat.
After seeing a similar neckband in a catalog, Bonnie Appleton decided to improve upon the air- conditioned clothing concept HERSELF.
That's when she created the line of neck and wrist bands, appropriately labeled, "Cool Clothes".
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((BONNIE APPLETON/"COOL CLOTHES" MANUFACTURER: THERE IS A DRY GEL IN THE COTTON NECKBAND, INITIALLY. YOU HYDRATE IT, AND THE WATER THAT IS PICKED UP BY THE GEL THEN EVAPORATES OUT AND IT'S JUST EVAPORATIVE COOLING LIKE WHEN YOU STEP OUT OF THE SHOWER IN THE MORNING AND YOUR SHOWER FEELS COOL, IT'S THE SAME CONCEPT.))
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Appleton says after putting on the band, the wearer will feel a 10 to 12- degree drop from the air temperature.
The colorful accessories are said to reduce heat stress, fevers, and even sinus congestion.
The neckbands sell for 8- 95 each, and can be purchased over the Internet.
Appleton says she's in the process of coming up with some new products.
The eyes of the racing world are on Bristol this weekend. With that and more here's mike stevens[S5-Bristol]
The weekend is upon us and many folks in this part of the state will be focusing in on the Bristol Motor Speedway.
Qualifying for this weekend's Goody's Headache Powder 500 gets underway in just a few minutes at 5:30 on the concrete bowl.
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Jeff Gordon and the Rainbow Warriors will be after their fifth straight win in 1998 this Sunday.
No driver in the modern era of NASCAR has been able to win five in a row.
Last year an accident forced Gordon to finish 35th in this event.
We'll have the complete qualifying rundown tonight at 11.
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The Pulaski Rangers hope to finish out the season on a high note.
Things are looking up The Texas Rangers has committed to four years in Pulaski and Pulaski took both sides of a double header last night.
The Rookie league team won its division last season, but this year Pulaski is in next to last place with a 26 and 34 record.
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Pulaski is putting a new face on their home diamond.
We'll take a look at the renovations to one of the country's oldest ballparks tonight at six.
The New York Giants lost pro bowl defensive back Jason Sehorn for the season last night after he suffered a knee injury in the team's 27-to-24 loss to the Jets.
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Tiki Barber who has been under fire lately picked up the pace with this touchdown , but he also had another fumble in the game.
His former UVa mate Percy Ellsworth looked sharp in the secondary as he picks off the Glenn Foley pass and goes 42 yards into the house for the touchdown. The Giants lose it though 27-to-24.
The Bills play the Bears in the only preseason game tonight. At six we'll check in with the Falcons' Ken Oxendine.
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And finally, don't forget tonight is the night that Friday Football Extra takes you on a stroll down memory lane with our 15th anniversary special in Primetime.
It's a hour long show and I hope you can me tonight at nine o'clock.
Tonya is coming back with more News 7 right after this.
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Teens were lined up for the West Virginia State Fair last night--mainly to see the Australian duo--Savage Garden.
The group's songs include "I Want You" and "Truly Madly, Deeply" which have nearly topped the charts.
They're now in the middle of their, "To the Moon and Back" tour which includes performances at almost a dozen state fairs.
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((DANIEL JONES/SAVAGE GARDEN: I THINK EVERYTIME SOMEONE TALKS TO US ABOUT PLAYING A FAIR IT'S LIKE, "HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT PLAYING AT A FAIR?" AND, WE'RE LIKE GREAT--OUTDOOR SHOW; LOTS OF PEOPLE. WE'RE HAVING A GREAT TIME. THE AUDIENCES HAVE BEEN VERY, VERY KIND TO US.))
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Nearly 7,000 people made it to their concert last night.
Organizers say, that's the most they've had since New Kids On the Block performed their in the late 1980's.
We'll have highlights from that concert coming up tonight on News 7 at Six.