The Governor surveys hurricane damage from the air.
We hope to take you along on the ride on NEWS 7 at SIX tonight.
And a federal judge has the final call on an N-B-A ref who committed his own technical foul.
In Sports, The Rainbow Warriors take over the track at New Hampshire, Marcus Parker will get another shot in the N-F-L.
And Chris Cantu will rejoin the Roanoke Express this season.
As one hurricane moves away, another heads for the coast. But this time, all forecasts say Danielle will make a quick turn away. Details on that and a hot weekend forecast as well.
Hurricane Bonnie threw a parting surprise at Virginia before moving toward New England.
The storm regained strength overnight, and southeast Virginia will need days to recover.
News 7's Ellen Qualls has been following Bonnie all week. Tonight, she's in Norfolk where Governor Gilmore has been surveying the damage.
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A former Radford University student convicted of setting a fatal fraternity house fire was sentenced to 12- years in prison.
Under Virginia law, Michael Harvey will have to serve 85- percent of that time behind bars.
Harvey pleaded guilty to arson and second degree murder a couple of months ago.
The fire claimed the life of 21- year old Christopher Mirch who was asleep inside the Radford fraternity house when it was torched two years ago.
Prosecutors say this is a tragic case because they don't believe Harvey intended to kill anyone when he set fire to
a piece of furniture as revenge--- for an earlier dispute involving his friends.
An N-B-A referee from Campbell County has avoided a jail term.
In federal court today, Don Vaden was ordered to pay a fine of 2-thousand dollars in addition to the 12-thousand dollars he owed in taxes.
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The pro- basketball ref from Lynch Station will be on probation for two years.
Vaden got in trouble with the I-R-S over airline tickets the N-B-A provides officials to get to the games.
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((GUY HARBERT/VADEN'S ATTORNEY: WHAT THE REFEREES DID WAS TAKE THE FIRST-CLASS TICKETS, CASH THEM IN ON CHEAPER TICKETS, AND POCKET THE DIFFERENCE. FRANKLY I DON'T THINK IT OCCURRED TO ANYONE EARLY ON IN THIS THAT THE MONEY WAS TAXABLE.))
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Vaden pled guilty to filing a false tax return, because he neglected to report nearly 44-thousand dollars over three- years.
Though it's a felony, his lawyer hopes to get him his job back.
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((PROFESSIONAL SPORTS IS FULL OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE COMMITTED FELONIES. AND WE SEE NO REASON WHY AN ORGANIZATION LIKE THE NBA WOULD BE COMPASSIONATE TOWARDS THOSE FOLKS AND GIVE THEM A SECOND CHANCE AND NOT DO THE SAME THING FOR THE REFEREES.))
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Of course, it's more often the high-profile ATHLETES who get the breaks.
A Pittsylvania County man is in jail tonight, charged with a fatal hit-and-run earlier this week.
Jerry Michael Hazelwood is accused of failing to stop at the scene of the accident-- and he could face more charges.
34- year- old Cynthia Faye White was found dead Wednesday morning along the side of State Route 360 in Keeling.
State Police say she was struck and killed Tuesday night by a 1973 black pickup truck.
They say Hazelwood does not own the truck but borrowed it from a co-worker.
One of the worst traffic fatalities in recent memory prompted a lawsuit filed today in Christiansburg.
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The wreck last Halloween killed three people- -including Margaret Moore, a 45-year old Radford professor and mother of three.
Her family filed the three million dollar wrongful death claim against the estate of the18-year old Virginia Tech student who was driving the other car.
The complaint says Matthew West was driving drunk at 85 miles an hour on Route 114 that night.
The University of Virginia Medical Center is paying an Atlanta-based public relations firm to help bolster its image.
Cookerly and Company specializes in public relations crises at hospitals. It was hired after word got out that U-V-A's hospital apparently switched two babies at birth three years ago.
So far, U-V-A has spent at least 15 thousand dollars on the P-R firm.
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Still to come, a threatened strike could affect air service in and out of our region as soon as tomorrow.
And later, a local landmark takes to the road, heading for its new home. We'll tell you where it's going.
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Another jittery day on Wall Street, and for the millions of Americans who own stocks or mutual funds.
Stock prices took a roller coaster ride today before finishing lower. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down almost one and one half per cent, and the NASDAQ average of smaller companies was off a lot more ... almost three percent.
A lot of us get caught up watching these numbers. It's natural for the many people who have stocks or mutual funds in their IRA's or company retirement accounts.
As Scott Goldberg explains, if you want a complete picture of what you're worth, you have to do more than watch the Dow.
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((Watching the Dow Jones Industrial Average has become America's most popular spectator sport.
But the problem is:
You can watch the Dow all day -- and you still won't know the score.
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((GEORGE BRAMMER: MOST PEOPLE DO NOT OWN THE DOW JONES AVERAGE. THAT'S COMPOSED OF THIRTY STOCKS. AND I DON'T KNOW ANYONE WHO OWNS ALL 30 STOCKS IN THE DOW JONES AVERAGE.))
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Stockbroker George Brammer compared the Dow average to the 20-local stocks we list every night on News-7.
The Dow has lost 14-percent.
The local stocks we track have dropped 22-percent from their highs this year.
Proof, Brammer said, the Dow does not paint a copmlete picture.
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((GEORGE BRAMMER: SEVENTY PERCENT OF THE STOCKS ON THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE HAVE LOST 20 PERCENT FROM THEIR HIGHS THIS YEAR.))
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But the picture is not completely grim.
Some retail stocks, like Wal-Mart, are near their all-time high.
It's companies like Dimon that are dragging down the average.
The Danville tobacco retailer depends on sales in overseas markets.
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((GEORGE BRAMMER: THE FOREIGN MARKETS CAN'T BUY WHAT THEY USED TO BUY AND THEIR CURRENCIES HAVE DECLINED IN VALUE.))
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((SCOTT GOLDBERG/REPORTING: WITH SOME COMPANIES THRIVING, OTHERS SUFFERING AND MOST DOING SOMETHING OTHER THAN THE DOW WOULD HAVE YOU BELIEVE...THERE'S ONE IMPORTANT LESSON WE CAN LEARN FROM WHAT'S HAPPENING ON WALL STREET: WE NEED TO SPEND MORE TIME WATCHING THE STOCKS AND FUNDS WE OWN. AND LESS TIME WATCHING THE TICKER. SCOTT GOLDBERG, NEWS-7))
Anyone planning to fly this weekend may be watching the progress of a pilot's strike at NORTHWEST Airlines.
Negotiations resumed today in the face of a midnight strike deadline. Some agreements have been reached on retirement and work rules... but the two sides are reportedly stuck on pay and job security.
Northwest canceled 400 flights in and out of Detroit, and other major hubs, but the schedule remains unchanged, so far, in Roanoke.
Countless trucks filled with livestock travel on Southwest Virginia's interstates every day.
Yet most police and rescue crews aren't trained to handle an accident.
But as Teresa Hamilton tells us-- one group is trying to change that.
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When a livestock truck or trailer, like this one, CRASHES...
It can be costly for the owner not to mention painful for the animals involved.
No one knows this better than Dale Akers--
The Carroll County farmer lost about 25 head of cattle two years ago.
Another 25- were injured.
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((DALE AKERS/CARROLL CO. FARMER: YOU NEED TO TRY TO HANDLE THEM AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE AND BE AS CAREFUL AS POSSIBLE AND ONE OF THE BIGGEST RISK IS THE RESCUERS, WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO RESCUE LIVESTOCK, LIKE THAT, BECAUSE THEY GET EXCITED AND THEY ARE SO LARGE.))
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Safety is just one of the reasons extension agents, animal control officers, veterinarians and police from Southwest Virginia are forming a LARGE animal rescue team.
Yesterday, they met in Carroll County for training with experts from Virginia Tech.
Doctor Dee Whittier says it's especially important to know how to rescue trapped animals.
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((DEE WHITTIER/VIRGINIA TECH PROFESSOR: YOU KNOW, A TRACTOR TRAILER LOAD MAY BE A HUNDRED HEAD OF CATTLE AND IF YOU JUST TURN THEM LOOSE ON THE STATE HIGHWAY, YOU CAN JUST IMAGINE, IT COULD BE A REAL DISASTER.))
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The group was also taught how to safely capture any animals that would escape-- as well as the basics in animal first aid.
The rescue team will be in place to serve Carroll, Patrick, Grayson, Wythe and Pulaski Counties.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Carroll County.
The Dow dropped almost 115 points today--
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closing at 81-hundred points.
NASDAQ was down 47 points.
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Virginia's latest unemployment figures are out, and they are the lowest in 29 years. The statewide rate last month was 3-point-1 per cent.
But even in this strong a labor market, finding the right job can be difficult.
One central Virginia author says creating the right resume' is half the battle.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( While most use a resume to GET a job, Wendy Enelow's job is WRITING resumes.
She's also written four books on the subject and has helped clients around the world jumpstart their careers.
Step One, says Enelow, is to become a salesman.
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((WENDY ENELOW/RESUME EXPERT: WE'RE ALWAYS TAUGHT TO BE A LITTLE BIT MORE HUMBLE. SO ALL OF A SUDDEN HERE'S AN EXERCISE WHERE YOUR OBJECTIVE IS TO PRETTY MUCH TOOT YOUR OWN HORN, AND FOR SOME PEOPLE THAT'S VERY HARD TO DO. YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT YOU'RE THE PRODUCT AND YOU NEED TO SELL THE FEATURES AND THE BENEFITS OF THAT PRODUCT.))
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Key words in your resume help highlight those features like your experience and accomplishments.
The point is to not overdo it.. padding a resume is a no- no.
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((ENELOW: HONESTY. 100 PERCENT HONESTY. NEVER PUT ANYTHING ON A RESUME, DISCUSS ANYTHING IN AN INTERVIEW THAT YOU CANNOT SUBSTANTIATE 100 PERCENT. IT WILL COME BACK TO HAUNT YOU, WE SEE IT TIME AND TIME AGAIN.))
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((Enelow also says the Internet has changed the way she does business. Not only can people search for job opportunities on the Web.. they can also post their resume for prospective employers to check out. Many of her clients have been hired for jobs they never knew existed.))
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The key is to utilize all your resources.
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((ENELOW: LOOKING FOR A JOB IS A JOB. AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE MOST SUCCESSFUL WITH THEIR SEARCH CAMPAIGNS REALIZE THAT.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))[Rocket]
It wasn't moving at the speed of sound, but today Roanoke's own rocket left Wasena Park.
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The jupiter rocket is bound for a spot near the Virginia Museum of Transportation downtown.
But first it's headed to a warehouse where it will be sandblasted and re-painted.
The NASA rocket has stood beside the Wasena Bridge since 1965 when it was hauled to Roanoke from Huntsville, Alabama.
And coming up, We'll check in with the Friday Football Extra schedule for tonight Billy King shoots a 71 today in the Bank of Boston tournament.
And Jeff Gordon will start on the pole at New Hampshire for the Farm Aid 300.
Jeff Gordon has won another Pole position on the Winston Cup circuit.
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This afternoon Gordon turned in a speed of 129 point 033 to capture the pole for Sunday's Farm Aid 300 at Loudon New Hampsire.
Its the 8-th pole for Gordon this season. Bobby Labonte will start on the outside here's the top 25.
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It's opening night and our Friday Football Extra Party kicks into high gear as our crews will hit the road and bring you highlights of 16 high school football games.
Here's the week one rundown.
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The new era in Roanoke's professional hockey team will begin with one of the ECHL's most prolific scorers on the roster.
A beefed up, Kris Cantu signed with the Express today.
The former ECHL All Star put on 20 pounds of muscle during the off season.
Cantu had a personality conflict with former coach Frank Anzalone and left the team late in the season.
He says the coaching changes and moves in the front office made the trip back to Roanoke more appealing.
His current contract is only with the Express.
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((KRIS CANTU/SIGNED WITH EXPRESS: I'M NOT LIMITED IF SOMEBODY NEEDS SOMETHING AND THEY LIKE MY QUALITIES ANYBODY CAN PULL ME UP AND TAKE A CHANCE ON ME.
SCOTT GORDON/EXPRESS COACH: LET'S PUT IT THIS WAY, HOW WOULD IT BE IF HE WASN'T HERE? HE SCORED 30 GOALS IN 52 GAMES LAST YEAR TO LOSE THAT WOULD BE A BIG LOSS FOR OUR TEAM AND GETTING HIM BACK IS A GOOD START FOR OUR TEAM.))
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Earlier this week Salem native Marcus Parker was cut by the Cincinnati Bengals.
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This afternoon he arrived back in the valley at the Roanoke Regional airport.
Marcus had moved up to first string before the Bengals switched to an offense that de-emphasizes the fullback.
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U.S. Open champ has been disqualified from the N-E-C world series of golf.
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Janzen was waiting for this putt to drop on the 17-th hole in yesterday's first round. Janzen waited too long according to the P-G-A rules. The infraction was pointed out by out by an anonymous caller, who was watching the event on Television.
P-G-A officials agreed with the caller and disqualified Janzen for signing an incorrect score card, since he failed to add a penalty stroke for his delay.
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