The search for suspected bomber Eric Rudolph is heating up once again.
In the next two weeks more than 200 agents will comb the National Forests in Western North Carolina.
Earlier this week Rudolph was charged in the Olympic park bombing.
Investigators say he's is a bomber who will target just about anything.
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((TERRY TURCHIE/FBI: SOME OF THE INFORMATION WE HAVE DEVELOPED HERE IN ANDREWS, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CRITICAL TO THE CHARGES FILED THIS WEEK. SOME OF THOSE INTERVIEWS HAVE ALSO YIELDED INFORMATION THAT HAS HELPED US FOCUS OUR SEARCH HERE.))
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Investigators say Rudolph has left behind clues at his camps in the woods.
The University of Wyoming student beaten to death for being Gay was laid to rest yesterday.
Family members remember Matthew Shepard as a gentle person who trusted in the good of God's World.
About 700 mourners attended the service, while about a dozen protesters across the street waved signs with anti-gay messages.
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((MATTHEW WAS THE TYPE OF PERSON WHO HAD THIS HAPPENED TO SOMEONE ELSE WOULD HAVE BEEN THYE FIRST ON THE SCENE TO OFFER HIS HELP, HIS HOPE AND HIS HEART TO THE FAMILY.))
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Shepard died after being beaten and tied to a fence.
Police say the motive was robbery but Shepard was also singled out because he was gay.
A man was killed on the train tracks in Danville last night.
Authorities say 29-year-old Beverly Lamont Mitchell of Danville was struck and killed by a Norfolk-Southern train shortly before 6 thirty yesterday evening.
The train's conductor says he blew the horn at the man, who was reportedly laying on the tracks just west of the Monument Street railroad crossing when he was hit.
Charges have NOT been filed in connection with the incident.
You may notice state flags flying half staff today.
That is because Governor Jim Gilmore made the order.
It's in honor of the Richmond police officer killed in the line of duty this week.
Officer Thomas McMahon (mc-MAY-uhn) was shot and killed Wednesday by a former Marine who'd led police on a high speed chase.
The Governor called the officer's death a "senseless tragedy."
State flags should remain at half staff until sunset.
A batch of potent heroin in the Roanoke area has left two men dead and another in the hospital.
Roanoke police say these are the first deaths from heroin overdoses in the city since they arrested members of a major heroin operation last year
Stacey Martin has more.
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[SUPER=01-Randy Lee Jackson/Area Resident; :34]
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((Police discovered the first victim--38 year old Charles Edward Roberts--dead inside a relative's home in the 400 block of Cherry Hill Road last Saturday.
The second victim--29 year old Mark Allen Musgrove of Vinton--was found dead four days later in room 205 at this Budget Inn hotel in the 2300 block of Williamson Road.
Manager Andy Patel recalled meeting him.
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((ANDY PATEL/MANAGER:THE GUY IS A NICE PERSON AND GOOD CUSTOMER SO I'M PRETTY SHAKEN. TWO NIGHTS TAKEN HERE.))
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Police were patroling the hotel but area residents insist drug activity is not common here.
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((RANDY LEE JACKSON/AREA RESIDENT:I USED TO LIVE RIGHT OVER HERE IN 118 AND WE NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS BEFORE. I GUESS THE GUY JUST CAME IN OFF THE STREET AND WAS DOING IT AND I DON'T THINK ANYBODY KNEW IT.))
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Police say a third man-- 48 year old James David Johnston apparently took the heroin, was left unconcious at a home along Hampton Avenue and taken to a local hospital.
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((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING:AUTHORITIES SAY THE DEATHS INVOLVED AN UNUSUALLY PURE FORM OF HEROIN THAT WAS CARELESSLY CUT, PACKAGED AND DISTRIBUTED BY DEALERS. POLICE SAY THE STREET LABELS FOR THE HEROIN ARE FACE TO FACE AND GOOD NEWS. POLICE HAVE YET TO CATCH THE DEALERS. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.))
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The search is on in Henry County for two robbery suspects and a stolen pickup truck.
Authorities say two black men robbed a North Carolina jewelry store Wednesday.
They fled to Virginia and were spotted near the Martinsville Speedway.
Yesterday morning someone stole a black Chevy pickup truck from a Ridgeway convenience store.
Authorities believe the truck thieves might be the jewelry store robbers.
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((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: WE'RE NOT SURE THAT IT'S RELATED BUT WE THINK IT COULD BE RELATED. SO WE'VE ASKED THE PUBLIC TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR A 1984 CHEVY PICKUP TRUCK. IT'S AN S-10 PICKUP, EXTENDED CAB, 4WD, VA TAG ZAA-6421.))
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If you've seen the stolen pickup truck or the two robbery suspects, you are urged to contact the Henry County Sheriff's Office.
A City construction inspector says it was sloppy work...
the paving job a group of men did for James Blackburn last month.
The inspector measured the asphalt layer at 3-quarters of an inch thick...half the minimum depth to do it right.
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((IT WASN'T NO 3/4" THICK MA'AM. WE LAID IT WITH A PAVER, ABOUT TWO AND A HALF INCHES.))
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Ben Keene says he was there- -shoveling asphalt for another man who actually struck the deal with Blackburn... but Keene insists he never tried to collect 14-hundred dollars... as Blackburn says.
Keene was convicted of doing business withOUT a license, and the judge forwarded a felony count to CIRCUIT court for trial.
In high school football, William Byrd trounced Alleghany and Lord Botetourt hands Christainsburg its first loss of the season.
For the scores, here's the scoreboard.
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[SUPER=55-E.C. Glass/7/G.W. Danville/10/Radford/21/Shawsville/0/Alleghany/13/William Byrd/35;]
[SUPER=55-Laurel Park/26/Patrick Co./27/Martinsville/37/Magna Vista/14/Pulaski Co./14/William Fleming/27;]
[SUPER=55-Jefferson Forest/13/Brookville/10/F. Collinsville/19/Bassett/37/Lebanon/27/Grundy/6;]
[SUPER=55-James Monroe/42/Greenbriar West/0/North Cross/18/Fishburne Military/14/James River/12/Parry McCluer/33;]
[SUPER=55-Auburn/0/Glenvar/44/Christiansburg/31/Lord Botetourt/33/Grayson Co./28/Pocahontas Co./14;]
[SUPER=55-Riverheads/42/Bath Co./7/Carroll Co./27/Ft. Chiswell/14/Liberty/23/Appomattox/41;]
[SUPER=55-Floyd Co./28/Galax/13/P.H. Glade Spring/22/Rural Retreat/34/Northside/0/Salem/19;]
[SUPER=55-Blacksburg/30/Rockbridge/28/Patrick Henry/13/Cave Spring/17/Albemarle/20/Amherst Co./60;]
[SUPER=55-Halifax Co./20/Franklin Co./10/Chilhowie/30/John Battle/21/Holston/19/George Wythe/29;]
[SUPER=55-Bland Co./20/Giles Co./27/Covington/43/Craig Co./0/Staunton River/0/Heritage/53;]
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(Toss to Andrew for Weekend Diner)
It's time for an italian dish in this week's edition of the diner.
Bill Fahrbaugh is cooking up an Italian Meat Roll.
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(( OKAY THIS IS A PRETTY SIMPLE DISH TO MAKE AND THIS NORMALLY MY WIFE'S RECIPE SHE FIXES IT. SO,SHE IS NOT HERE TODAY SO I AM TRYING TO WING IT, SO I HAVE NOT DONE THIS A LOT. SHE HAS BEEN FIXING IT FOR YEARS. YOU START OUT WITH ITALIAN BREAD CRUMBS ITALIAN STYLE BECAUSE THEY ARE SOFT BREAD CRUMBS AND THEY ARE NOT GROUND TO FINE PLUS YOU HAVE SOME PARSLEY. SO WE DO THREE QUARTER CUPS OF BREAD CRUMBS. AFTER WE PUT IN THE THREE QUARTER CUPS. WE ARE GOING TO CRACK TWO EGGS IN THE BOWL OF BREAD CRUMBS. FIRST THING WE WANT TO DO IS PUT OUR TOMATO JUICE IN AN THIS IS REGULAR TOMATO JUICE AS OPPOSED TO V8. So you want V1 instead of V8, thats right. JUST ONE VEGETABLE. WE HAVE THREE SLICES OF BOILED HAM CUT INTO STRIPS AND WE ARE GOING TO LAY THIS OUT BEFORE WE ROLL THIS UP. THEN WE RE GOING TO TAKE ABOUT FOUR TO SIX OUNCES OF SHREDDED MOZZARELLA AND THIS IS NOT LOW FAT IT IS JUST REGULAR MOZZARELLA. You could just use sliced mozzarella but this is a little easier. HERE YOU GET A LITTLE MORE EVEN COVERAGE WHEN IT MELTS. So here we come with the main event I guess. NOW HERE IS THE TRICKY PART. So what am I going to do to help you out. What you are going to do is roll it over and pinch it in and roll it. We did it. THE WAY WE ROLLED IT WE GOT THE OUTER EDGE ON THE BOTTOM. THE KEY IS TO KEEP THE SARAN WRAP ON AND TO KEEP THE OUTER EDGE ON THE BOTTOM. ONCE IN THE DISH WE ARE GOING TO WRAP THE SARAN WRAP OFF AND WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS SLID IT OFF. AND THERE WE HAVE IT. ONE LAST THING YOU WANT TO REMEMBER IS TO KEEP THE ENDS CLOSED TO KEEP THE INGREDIENTS INSIDE. WELL WE SAT AROUND AND TALKED FOR AN HOUR, LET'S TAKE IT OUT AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE. It smells good. THE GARLIC REALLY SMELLS WONDERFUL AND THEN WHEN YOU PULL IT OUT. IT LOOKS A LITTLE UNUSUAL, BUT IT REALLY LOOKS PRETTY WHEN YOU SLICE INTO IT. I AM GOING TO DIVE IN HERE IF YOU WANT TO TELL US WHERE THE RECIPE CAME FROM. THIS IS A RECIPE THAT MY WIFE SUSAN BROUGHT WITH HER FROM CONNECTICUT WHERE SHE GREW UP AND THEY ATTENDED THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH AND IT WAS LIKE THE CHANNEL 7 COOKBOOK IT WAS A COOKBOOK AND ONE OF THE LADIES HAD PUT THE RECIPE IN. AND IT HAS BEEN PASSED DOWN FOR YEARS. This is good really good. YEAH TRY IT YOURSELF. Thanks A LOT AND THANK YOU FOR BEING ON WEEKEND DINER. THANK YOU AND GOOD JOB.))
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If you drop in a self-addressed, stamped envelope, we'll send you this recipe.
You can see the address there on the screen.
The recipe is also posted on our web site.
And, don't forget if you'd like to cook your family recipe on the weekend diner, send in a note with your recipe, name, address and phone number.
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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A potent strain of heroin has left two men dead and another in the hospital.
Police discovered the first victim, Charles Edward Roberts, last Saturday.
Another person, Mark Allen Musgrove, was found dead four days later.
The third victim, James David Johnson, was taken to a local hospital.
Authorities say the deaths involved an unusually pure form of heroin that was carelessly cut, packaged and distributed by dealers.
A man was killed on the train tracks last night in Danville.
29-year old Beverly Lamont Mitchell of Danville was struck and killed by a train around 6 thirty.
He was reportedly laying on the tracks just west of Monument Street when he was hit.
Two men suspected of robbing a North Carolina jewelry store may have stolen a pickup truck from a Ridgeway convenience store yesterday.
The two black men who are suspected of stealing the black Chevy pickup were spotted yesterday near the Martinsville Speedway.
Anyone with information on the stolen pickup truck or the two robbery suspects are urged to contact the Henry County Sheriff's Office.
And that's what's making news on this Saturday October 17th.
We'll be back in just a minute.
Lynchburg police are investigating a double shooting that left two people injured last night.
Around 11:30, officers found two men inside their blue Honda near the intersection of Park Avenue and Langhorne Road.
Several shots had been fired into their vehicle.. 22- year- old Alphonso Nelson was hit in both arms and 21- year- old Musa Charles was shot in the back.
Both were treated and released at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Police believe the two were shot several blocks away and were trying to drive themselves to the hospital.
No arrests have been made.
Some Radford High School students marched out of class yesterday.
Students protested the state's new Standards of Learning, which suggest moving field trips and extracurricular activities to evenings and weekends so they don't take up class time.
But that would mean many would miss a foreign language competition or a museum tour.
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((A LOT OF US HAVE JOBS ... THINGS GOING ON AFTER SCHOOL.))
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These students suffered failing test grades in several classes to attend the rally.
The school principal would not talk on camera but says he supports the new standards.
Between 1992 and 1996, Virginia spent 400 million dollars on six new prisons and one expansion.
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Yesterday, we imported 18- hundred prisoners from other states to help pay for prisons that would otherwise be sitting empty.
There are another 12-hundred-and-50 on the way in January.
The state Senate Finance Committee got the latest numbers yesterday.
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((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D-SHAWSVILLE: IT MAKES ME WONDER, BACK WHEN WERE IN THE PROCESS OF BUILDING ALL THESE PRISONS, AND WE HEARD ALL THE NEED AND THE PROJECTIONS, I WONDER COULD THAT MONEY HAVE BEEN USED MUCH MORE BENEFICIALLY.))
Virginia prisoners are expected to finally fill up the existing prisons by the year 2003.
Surplus space in juvenile institutions is expected to last even longer.
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Bright is back when it comes to home-deco.
Jean Jadhon got a taste of the latest trends at the International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, North Carolina.
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[SUPER=01-Chris Madden/Bassett Creative Consultant; 16 quick!]
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(( What you think of a red sofa in your home?
It's one of the hottest new items from Rowe Furniture.
The word at market is- if it's bright- it's in.
CHRIS MADDEN/BASSETT CREATIVE CONSULTANT: AND YOU KNOW JUST MIX IT UP WITH SOMETHING AS FUN AS FLOWERS GIVES IT PUNCH- YOU DON'T NEED FORMAL ROOM MATCHING SUITE.
JEAN JADHON/NEWS 7: EXPECT TO SEE MORE CASUAL COMFORTABLE FURNITURE- BECAUSE AS LIFESTYLES CHANGE- SO DOES FURNITURE. IT'S NOT ONLY MORE COMFORTABLE BUT MORE FUNCTIONAL AS WELL.
In Fact at Stanley furniture, home office is the fastest growing category.
And more people working out of the home has also prompted new pieces at Hooker Furniture.
YOU HAVE TO PULL IT OUT FOR YOUR PRINTER
Units are large enough to house an office full of equipment-
and the bigger TV's get, the bigger furniture gets.
BILL UTELY/HOOKER FURNITURE: INSTEAD OF ONE PIECE ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS HOUSING 25 OR 27 INCH tv THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO BE TWO PIECE UNITS THAT HOUSE 35 OR 40 INCH TV'S.
Head to the dining room though and you'll find china cabinets are no longer as huge as they used to be.
IT'S ATRADITIONAL FEEL SIMPLIFIED WITH DEEP CONE CUT.
Traditional is still in- but as always furniture makers are looking for a new twist to interest you.
KELLY CAIN/STANLEY FURNITURE: ONE OF THE ELEMENTS THAT WAS VERY POPULAR IN THE WEST INDIES OR BRITISH COLUMBIA IS THE USE OF TURNINGS LOTS OF TURNINGS WHERE YOU'VE GOT A TURNED AND CARVED POST.
At Bassett, salesmen are peddling the Asian look-
They hope rich prints are big sellers this year.
Black is also big-
From here, stories decide what they'll carry...then YOU decide what really sells.
In High Point NC JJ News 7.))
By the way, you can't really go shopping at the "Furniture Market." It's for dealers only.
One day last month, the state did a little experiment.
School bus drivers counted more than 19-hundred motorists illegally passing buses loading or unloading children.
That disturbing statistic actually shows a good trend.
It's down from 34- hundred in the same one day count two years ago.
Next week kicks off school bus safety week in Virginia.
In Henry County alone, five children have been injured by passing motorists in five years.
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((THE THIRD ACCIDENT WAS JUST SO MUCH MORE HEARTBREAKING I THINK BECAUSE THE BUS HAD DONE ALL THE SHE POSSIBLY COULD, TWO OTHER MOTORISTS HAD STOPPED BEHIND THE BUS, AND YET THE DRIVER STILL WENT AROUND ALL THOSE VEHICLES AND PASSED ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE. THAT'S JUST SO DANGEROUS.))
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Virginia law was made easier to enforce in 1997.
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((BARBARA GOODMAN/STATE PUPIL TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR: THE DRIVER WITH THE LICENSE NUMBER ALONE CAN TAKE THAT INFORMATION AND TRY TO GET A WARRANT... ONE THAT'S ASSESSED THE PENALTY.))
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Statewide, 74 Virginia schoolchildren have died getting on or off a school bus since 1945.
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He was just 16 when he killed his mother's boyfriend.. yesterday Kevin Lamont Dammones (DAY-minz) pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.
Dammones, now 21, was only recently found competent to stand trial.
He shot Michael Smith in 1994 after Smith allegedly beat Dammones' mother.
Dammones will be sentenced in December.
On most any drive through Southwest Virginia, you can't help but notice the shades of yellow, orange, and red.
Fall foliage is approaching its peak.
In this week's "Time Off" segment, Kimberly McBroom shows us some colorful scenery in the Jefferson National Forest.
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[SUPER=01-Jerry Jacobsen/Jefferson National Forest;21]
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((It's the most visual sign of Autumn's arrival-- the annual turning of the leaves.
As the colors vary from year to year, so does their timing.
National forest officials say the Fall foliage is running a bit behind this year.
They blame the ongoing dry weather.
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((JERRY JACOBSEN/JEFFERSON NATIONAL FOREST: MOISTURE'S ALWAYS KEY MORE TO YOUR LENGTH OF DAYLIGHT. THE TREES ARE KEYED IN ON THAT BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT CHANGES THE LEAVES, MORE THAN MOISTURE. BUT MOISTURE PLAYS A CRUCIAL ROLE IN HOW LONG THE LEAVES STAY ON THE TREES AND ALSO WHAT KIND OF BRILLIANCE OF THE COLORS IS DISPLAYED.))
To the trained eye, fall colors identify each type of tree, even at a distance.
"Understory" trees, like dogwoods and black gums turn colors first, often to shades of deep red.
Oak leaves are lighter, more of an orange.
Meanwhile, hickories and poplars fade even more-- to yellow.
But notice these two sugar maple trees-- one has
undergone the seasonal metamorphosis, the other is still green.
((JERRY JACOBSEN/JEFFERSON NATIONAL FOREST: THIS IS SOMETHING PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE, BUT TREES CAN BE AS INDIVIDUAL AS PEOPLE ARE. EVEN THOUGH WE GOT THE SAME SPECIES OF TREE, SIDE BY SIDE, WITHIN 10 FEET OF EACH OTHER, ONE OF THEM IS FARTHER ALONG IN CHANGING COLORS. IT'S JUST ONE OF THOSE GENETIC THINGS THAT MAKE UP THIS INDIVIDUAL TREE.))
If you're looking for a NEW place to view fall colors, a three- mile drive up Bald Mountain reveals breathtaking scenery of both Craig and Rockbridge counties.
On a clear day, you can also see the Peaks of Otter, on a less traveled road than the Blue Ridge Parkway.
((JERRY JACOBSEN/JEFFERSON NATIONAL FOREST: THIS AREA IS CERTAINLY AS COLORFUL OR IS MORE COLORFUL THAN THE PARKWAY, AND IT'S CERTAINLY A LOT LESS TRAFFIC HERE. SO, I WOULD ENCOURAGE PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T BEEN HERE BEFORE TO GIVE US A TRY OVER HERE, AND COME TO CRAIG COUNTY AND LOOK AT THIS.))
((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: BEFORE YOU EVEN GET TO BALD MOUNTAIN, YOU HAVE TO GO ALONG TWO STATE SCENIC BYWAYS, WHICH HAVE PLENTY OF COLORFUL FOLIAGE ON THEIR OWN. BUT YOU SHOULD PLAN YOUR TRIP SOON, THE LEAVES WILL REACH THE PEAK OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7. ))
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Be sure to join Denise and myself tommorow at 8 A-M for News 7 Sunday morning.
Nita Booth was crowned the new Miss Virginia this week.
We will have the new Miss Virginia in the studio for a live interview.
plus all the latest news, sports, and weather coming up tommorow on News 7 Sunday Morning.