Up next on News 7...
The parents who were given the wrong baby after their child died speak out.
Searchers discover a flight recorder as they look for the wreckage of Swissair flight 111.
And the 29th infantry celebrates its 80th anniversary in Beford.
News 7 is next.
The parents involved in the latest baby-switching case at U-V-A are speaking out.
David Johnson spoke with Mistie Fritz and David Huffman earlier, and has this report.
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((Jasmaine Fritz suffered from severe birth defects when she was born February 6th.
According to her mother, Jasmaine was transferred to the UVa Medical Center for a kidney transplant.
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((MISTIE FRITZ/JASMAINE'S MOTHER; SHE WAS THERE FROM THE TIME SHE WAS THREE DAYS OLD UNTIL THE TIME THAT SHE DIED. SHE WAS SIX WEEKS OLD WHEN SHE DIED.))
[OUT Q=SHE DIED.]
The infant died of a heart attack.
When her parents went to the hospital to pick up their daughter's remains, they say an assistant administrator handed them a plastic coffin.
The couple then asked for the baby's blanket.
It took administrators two and half hours to find the blanket-- and that's when they realized they'd given the couple the wrong baby's body.
[IN Q=HE JUST LOOKS]
((DAVID HUFFMAN/JASMAINE'S FATHER; HE JUST LOOKED AT ME AS PLAIN AS DAY AND SAYS JUST POINTS DOWN TO THE COFFIN AND SAYS THAT'S NOT YOUR BABY. I MEAN IMAGINE SOMEONE IS SITTING THERE WITH TEARS IN THEIR FACE AND HE'S GOING TO LOOK AT YOU WHILE YOU'RE CRYING OVER YOUR BABY AND SAY THAT'S NOT YOUR BABY.))
[OUT Q=NOT YOUR BABY.]
Jasmaine's body had been found in the hospital's morgue. Hospital officials blamed the switch on an employee's failure to check the tags on the bodies.
Chief of Staff Thomas Massaro says the hospital is sorry about the mistake, but adds this case is fundamentally different from the case of Rebecca Chittum and Callie Johnson, who were switched at birth at the hospital three years ago.
Mistie and David don't buy it.
[IN Q=WE'RE DOING THIS]
((WE'RE DOING THIS FOR JASMAINE. WE WANT EVERYBODY TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON. THEY ACT LIKE THEY DON'T CARE HOW MANY FAMILIES THEY'VE HURT. THEY ACT LIKE THEY DON'T CARE THAT THEY'RE NOT DOING THEIR JOBS RIGHT. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE SAID.))
[OUT Q=TO BE SAID.]
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THE COUPLE PLANS ON HAVING THEIR SAY ON A NATIONAL TALK SHOW SOON. MISTIE AND DAVID SAY THAT BY DOING SO THEY HOPE TO PREVENT THE SAME THING FROM HAPPENING TO SOMEONE ELSE. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7.))
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A man from Martinsville was shot several times Saturday following an argument in Henry County.
Authorities say Kenneth Tyrone Moore was visiting his parents in the King's Village subdivision when he got in an argument with neighbors.
Moore was shot three times.
He's in serious condition at the Martinsville hospital.
Police are still investigating.
Roanoke County investigators are calling the death of a man found Saturday-- "suspicious".
The 48-year old man was found in a motorhome alongside Route 220 near the Roanoke County--Franklin County line.
Authorities say the body was found by a passerby.
Police still do not know the man's identity or the cause of death.
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A three-car accident along Interstate 581 Saturday night left three people injured.
It started when one of the cars lost a wheel and a second car stopped to help the stranded driver.
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Charles Moore and a passenger in his vehicle were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Also taken to the hospital was Gary Johnson--the driver of the third vehicle.
The stranded passenger, was not hurt.
Johnson was charged with reckless driving.
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Divers have recovered one of the
so-called black boxes from the wreckage of Swissair flight one-eleven.
And the mourning continues in the town of Peggy's Cove.
Jonathan Freed has details.
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[SUPER=01-Vic Gergen/Transportation Safety Board; :21]
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((The people of Halifax were making room in their prayers Sunday
morning...room for the victims of Swissair flight 111.
And it would seem that some of those prayers were answered...when word
came that the plane's flight data recorder had been recovered from the ocean
floor. It's being taken to Canada's capital for analysis.
BITE (VIC GERDEN/CANADIAN TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD): A MULTI-NATIONAL
TEAM OF INVESTIGATORS WILL BEGIN TO DECIPHER THE INFORMATION ON THAT
SOUND-UP: PEOPLE LEAVING CHURCH.
On this Sunday, the people of Halifax were determined to reach out again
to the families of the victims. The message from the pulpit was
admittedly frustrating but also necessary: Try not to ask "why", but do
BITE (MONSIGNOR MARTIN CURRIE/SAINT MARY'S BASILICA): LIFE WILL GO
ON...IT WILL BE CHANGED, BUT IT WILL GO ON...
It was also a day for more relatives to visit Peggy's Cove...looking for
comfort in confronting the sea that came between them and their loved
BITE (JEFFREY KATZ/C-E-O SWISSAIR): THE PEGGY'S COVE EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN
PERHAPS THE BEST PART, IF I CAN USE THAT WORD, IN REALLY GETTING THEM
CLOSE AND GETTING THEM IN TOUCH WITH WHAT HAPPENED.
STAND-UP (JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS): NOVA SCOTIA'S CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER
IS SAYING THAT SOME BODIES WERE SO SHATTERED IN THE CRASH THAT
TRADITIONAL MEANS OF IDENTIFYING THEM, SUCH AS DENTAL X-RAYS, MAY NOT
WORK. HE'S HOPING THAT MORE BODIES WILL BE FOUND IN BETTER CONDITION.
J-F...PEGGY'S COVE, NOVA SCOTIA.))
Still to come--more than 300 Danville workers lose their jobs on Labor Day.
And, Botetourt County's sheriff is calling it quits.
Details when the news continues.
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350 workers in Danville are probably not too happy about the Labor Day holiday.
That's because it's their last day on the job.
Earlier this summer the owners of Durham Hosiery Company announced it would be shutting down.
Now comes word that it will close its doors tomorrow.
Some of the workers say it's sad the closing comes on a day meant to celebrate the accomplishments of American workers.
Botetourt County's sheriff says it's time to step aside when politics get in the way of police work.
Tina Tenret has more in this week's edition of Virginia Profile.
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((Reed Kelly's been sheriff of Botetourt County for seven years -- an officer in the department for almost three decades.
But next year, he will no longer chase his 60-thousand-dollar salary.
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((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF: I'M JUST TIRED OF THE POLITICS OF IT.))
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Reed Kelly is not your typical politician.
Watch him walk into a local luncheonette.
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((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF: I'M NOT REAL GOOD AT HANDSHAKING AND PATTING PEOPLE ON THE BACK, THAT SORT OF THING, THE POLITICS OF IT. (BUTT BUTT BUTT)
I'M NOT THE GUY THAT GOES IN AND SHAKES EVERYBODY'S HAND. (BUTT BUTT BUTT)
THAT'S NOT ME.))
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So, some voters have given him flak.
Take, for example, a shootout last March.
A man pulled over for drunk driving shot the deputy and killed himself -- seconds later, a backup officer shot him again.
Sheriff Kelly refused to attend the funeral.
[IN Q=People were]
((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF: PEOPLE WERE VERY CRITICAL OF ME BECAUSE I DIDN'T GO DOWN AND PAY MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY. (BUTT BUTT BUTT)
MY CONCERN WAS FOR AN OFFICER THAT GOT SHOT. I DON'T RESPECT ANYBODY THAT TRIES TO TAKE THE LIFE OF ONE OF MY GUYS. I'M SORRY, I JUST DON'T. TO ACT ANY OTHER WAY WOULD HAVE BEEN HYPOCRITICAL.))
[IN Q=What are you]
((NAT SOT: WHAT ARE YOU DOING? KISS.))
Kelly says what matters most is his family -- his wife Tracy and three-year-old son Zachary.
But even they have dodged bullets.
[IN Q=I remember]
((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF: I REMEMBER ROCKING HIM TO SLEEP ONE NIGHT AND SOMEBODY DROVE BY MY HOUSE AND FIRED THREE ROUNDS FROM A PISTOL.))
((nat sound kid hitting baseball or slam dunking))
[IN Q=I received]
((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF: I RECEIVED A LETTER IN THE MAIL FROM ONE OF THE INMATES DETAILING HOW HE WAS GOING TO CUT MY LITTLE BOY INTO PIECES, RAPE AND MURDER MY WIFE AND MY MOTHER AND BURN THEIR HOUSES AND ALL THAT STUFF.))
[OUT Q=ALL THAT STUFF]
The inmate accused Kelly of beating him.
Even though the charge didn't stick, it hit one month before the 1995 election.
[IN Q=When politics]
((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF: WHEN POLITICS STOOPS TO THAT LEVEL, WHEN LOCAL POLITICS STOOPS TO THAT LEVEL, I THINK THAT'S A SIN AND A SHAME.))
[OUT Q=A SHAME]
So this straightshooter plans to turn in his badge next year -- to help Zach hit home runs, maybe do a little security work on the side.
What might voters miss?
[IN Q=You know]
((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF: YOU KNOW WHERE YOU STAND WITH ME. YOU DON'T HAVE TO GUESS. I'M NOT GOING TO GIVE YOU THE POLITICALLY CORRECT ANSWER BECAUSE I THINK THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR. (butt butt butt)
MAYBE THAT APPROACH WILL BE MISSED.))
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A new sheriff will be elected in November, 1999.
Tina Tenret, News7, Botetourt County.))
Veterans of the 29th "Blue and Gray" Infantry Division held their national reunion this weekend.
The event was held in honor of the division's 80th anniversary.
Veterans and their families gathered at the future site of the National D-Day Memorial.
The group's commander said it was only fitting to meet at a place where a national shrine to fallen soldiers will soon stand.
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((JOSEPH MOSCATI/NATIONAL COMMANDER; LET US RESOLVE THAT WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO SEE THAT A DAY SUCH AS JUNE 6TH, 1944 NEVER, NEVER EVER HAPPENS AGAIN.))
[SUPER=01-Joseph Moscati/National Commander; ]
[OUT Q=HAPPENS AGAIN.]
The four day event ended today with a memorial service and a roll call of soldiers who died in the line of duty.
Up next-- A traffic build-up in Hillsville has V-DOT trying to control the flow.
And, we'll surf the internet to find the resting place of dead politicians.
That's coming up when the news continues.
V-DOT changes the rules on the roads in Hillsville--as major traffic delays continue through the holiday weekend.
Stacey Martin has more in this week's edition of Road Report.
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((The annual flea market and gun show in Hillsville is drawing a crowd--
V-DOT expects up to 350 thousand people.
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((JASON BOND/V-DOT: IF YOU'RE TRAVELING ROUTE 58 OR 221 WITHIN THE TOWN OF HILLSVILLE, YOU'RE DEFINITELY GOING TO EXPERIENCE SOME DELAYS. WITH THAT MANY PEOPLE ALL DESCENDING ON A ONE-MILE SECTION IN HILLSVILLE, YOU'RE PROBABLY GOING TO BE REDUCED TO A ONE-MILE PER HOUR TRAFFIC CONDITION.))
[OUT Q=some delays.]
V-DOT's encouraging drivers to use Interstate 77 North to enter into Hillville.
And, by the way, once there, you won't be able to make any left turns along Routes 52, 58 and 221 until the event ends Tuesday.
Elsewhere around the region..
in Roanoke..some lane closures are possible until Thursday along Route 11.
Crews are paving portions of the road.
That's it for this week's edition of Road Report.
I'm Stacey Martin.))
Virginia's known as the birthplace of presidents.
But it's also the RESTING place of presidents -- and a whole host of other dead politicians.
Ellen Qualls has more on a unique intersection of cyberspace and cemetery space in the Old Dominion.
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[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7.]
((With the dead, we bury history.
And walking amidst the crumbling stones of a cemetery, one misses a lot about who's actually underfoot.
But there's a place in cyberspace that aims to chip away at the vast void of knowledge of who's buried in our nation's plots.
The Political Graveyard.
The web site that tells where the dead politicians are buried.
Another seemingly worthless Internet set... but one that reveals just how rich in historical significance Virginia's soils are.
John Tyler is one of seven presidents born in Virginia.
There are also seven buried within the Commonwealth.
But as the website's database can tell you, it's not the same seven.
James Monroe was born here and also buried here in Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery.
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((WASHINGTON, JEFFERSON, AND MADISON ARE BURIED AT MOUNT VERNON, MONTICELLO, AND MONTPELIER RESPECTIVELY. VIRGINIA GAINED TAFT AND KENNEDY. BOTH BORN ELSEWHERE AND BURIED IN ARLINGTON. WE LOST ZACHARY TAYLOR, BORN IN ORANGE COUNTY, AND WOODROW WILSON, BORN IN STAUNTON-- BOTH BURIED ELSEWHERE.))
Hollywood cemetery also hosts the President of the Confederacy and a raft of former governors, congressmen, and statehouse types.
But the website's focused on more than just the famous.
It categorizes politicians who were killed in duels, disappeared or died mysteriously.... those who committed suicide, drowned, or fell to their death.
Even those killed by animals.
It's all here at potifos.com (slash) tpg "the political graveyard (slash).
And it's all here... in the twilight at your oldest cemeteries.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))
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Trent Green replaced an injured Gus Frerotte in the second half and passed for two touchdowns but it was not enough as the Giants hold off the Redskins 31 to 24.
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Frerotte led the Skins on a scoring drive on their second possession hitting Leslie Shepherd on the 17 yard touchdown pass to make it 7 to nothing in the first quarter.
Tiki Barber carried the ball several times on the Giants first drive that led to a field goal here gaining seven yards on the play.
Washington led 10 to 3 in the second quarter then Giant quarterback Danny Kannell goes to the air and hits Chris Calloway on the 6 yard touchdown pass to tie the score at 10 to 10.
A Frerotte interception led to this Charles waya three yard touchdown run giving the Giants a 17 to 10 lead with 13 minutes left in the third.
Then less than a minute later Frerotte's pass is intercepted by Michael Strahan who returns it 25 yards for a touchdown giving the Giants a 24 to 10 lead in the third.
Green came into the game and capped a 91 yard
drive throwing the 4 yard T.D. pass to Larry Bowie but the Giants hold on for the 31 to 24 win.
Atlanta quarterback Chris Chandler passed for 268 yards and two touchdowns as the Falcons slipped by the Carolina Panthers 19 to 14.
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Dan Reeves on the sideline at the start of the game.
The Falcons would take the early lead Chandler puts it up into the air and hits Terance Mathis on the 11 yard touchdown pass to make it 7 to Nothing Atlanta.
The Panthers answered in the second quarter Kerry Collins hooking up with Wesley Walls for the score to tie the game at 7 to 7.
Collins would hook up with Rocket Ismail on this
56 yard touchdown pass but the Falcons hold on for the 19 to 14 win.
The Baltimore Ravens opened their new stadium with a 20 to 13 loss to division rival Pittsburgh.
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Raven defensive back Rod Woodson almost scores a touchdown but he drops the Kordell Stewart pass in the first quarter of the game.
Baltimore quarterback Jim Harbaugh drops back to pass he is pressured by Carnell Lake and goes down with a hyperextended ring finger.
Stewart had a good opening day. He was 14 of 27
and one touchdown and he also scored a T-D in the 20 to 13 win.
Former Marshall standout Randy Moss had a big day in his first game with the N-F-L's Minnesota Vikings.
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The Vikings were hosting Tony Dungy and his Tampa Bay Bucs.
And Moss grabbed scoring passes of 48 and 31 yards and finished with 4 catches for 95 yards in the Vikings 31 to 7 rout of Tampa Bay.
Now, Here's the rest of the scores.
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And coming up, McGwire and Sosa are held in check yesterday the Braves beat the Mets.
And Jeff Gordon wins a million dollar bonus taking the checkered flag in the Southern 500 at Darlington.
Jeff Gordon had the best car at the end and he would hold off Jeff Burton to win the Southern 500 and the No Bull 5 Million dollar bonus.
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Burton took off like a bullet to start the race and he was the leader after the first 57 laps.
Then the first caution of the day would come out on lap 80 when Jimmy Spencer gets lose coming out of the corner and slides on the track.
Points leader Jeff Gordon had a fast car and he was running in second place with Mark Martin on his bumper.
But Burton was just as strong and he would cross the line in the Exide ford to lead the race at the halfway point.
Then Martin developed a miss in his car and he would drop back to the 8-th position waiting for a caution to come out with over 130 laps to go.
Burton and Gordon would battle throughout the final laps of the race before Gordon took a three second lead winning for the fourth straight time in the Southern 500.
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Burton would finish second followed by Dale Jarrett, Dale Earnhardt and Jeremy Mayfield.
Mark McGwire still has 60 home runs one behind Roger Maris's single season record.
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All eyes were in Big Mac yesterday as he needed one homer to tie the record.
McGwire watched in the sixth as a shot lands just a few feet foul in the left field stands. McGwire was 0 for 4 yesterday with one walk.
The Cardinals broke the game open in the bottom of
8-th with back to back homers by Ray Lankford and Fernando Tatis in the 5 to 2 win.
In Pittsburgh, Sammy Sosa hit two singles but no homers in the Cubs 4 to 3 loss to the Pirates.
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The Roberto Clemente statue outside Three Rivers Stadium.
Sosa struck out once but he managed to hit two singles driving in a run Sosa has 58 homers two behind McGwire.
The Pirates would win the game in the bottom of the
10-th when Jason Kendall sends this shot over the left field wall Pittsburgh wins it 4 to 3.
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody!
The Braves hit 4 solo homers and Tom Glavine tossed a three hitter in a 4 to nothing win over the New York Mets.
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A beautiful day in the Big Apple this afternoon.
The Braves jumped on the Mets pitchers early and often. Ryan Klesko sends this shot over the left field wall for an opposite field homer the Braves led 1 to nothing.
Then in the third, Marty Malloy homered in his first major league game this solo shot over the right field wall to make the score 2 to nothing Braves.
Andrew Jones homered in the fourth and then Andres
Galarraga playing for the first time after a three game suspension homers and the Braves win it 4 to nothing.
The Salem Avalanche wrapped up its Carolina league season with a 5 to 4 loss to the Lynchburg Hillcats.
For that and all of today's baseball Scores lets check the boards.
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Billy King shot a final round 70 yesterday to finish tied for 30-th place at the Emerald Coast Classic.
King finished at 211 1 over par. Dana Quigley won the event by a stroke over Jim Colbert.
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The P-G-A tour made a stop at the Milwaukee open yesterday and Jeff sluman shot a final round 3 under par 68 to win the tournament.
Sluman finished at 19 under par for a one stroke win over Steve Stricker. This was Sluman's third tour win.
Jeff Gordon wins at Darlington and McGwire and Sosa are held in check. More later on Mornin'.