Next on News 7-
The Pope brings out the crowds at a youth rally-
The latest on the investigation into a deadly crash in Franklin County.
And what a night for the Express- with check it out... seven goals.
Plus our series begins taking a look at Catholic priests and why there's a shortage?
News 7 is Next.
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((TONIGHT THE POPE BELONGS TO YOU. APPLAUSE.))
And thousands of teenagers welcome the Pope with open arms- as the Pontiff brings his message to the United States.
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The last leg of the Pope's trip brings him to the Heartland- where tonight he filled the hearts of young people in St. Louis.
((MUSIC....HERE I AM LORD. HERE I AM.))
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20 Thousand teenagers filled the TWA Stadium for a youth rally.
Many travelled miles to see the Pope.
((HE REMINDS ME OF GOD SO MUCH LIKE HE'S THIS HUGE FIGURE. HE IS SO CLOSE TO GOD MORE THAN ANYBODY I'VE EVER MET. ))
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The pontiff travelled to St. Louis from Mexico-
((THERE I HAD THE JOY OF BEING WITH THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PEOLE AND NOW MY JOY CONTINUES HERE WITH YOU. APPLAUSE.))
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The Pope earlier called on Americans to open their hearts to the less fortuante and to do more to protect the rights of the unborn, the handicapped and the terminally ill.
A little later in the newscast, Tina Tenret takes a look at the dwindling numbers of men going into the priesthood.
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The investigation is still in force into the Route 220 school bus accident.
State Police have yet to talk with with the wrecker truck driver.
He was treated and released from the hospital and since then police haven't been able to locate him.
The accident APPEARS to have been the result of "driver in-attention."
That won't be official, until police can consult with the Commonwealth's Attorney.
The wreck occurred around 3-30 yesterday as the wrecker ploughed into a car- -sending it careening into a school bus.
Two people were killed: 61-year old Geraldine Gillispie and her 8-year old granddaughter, Emily.
Franklin County officials say anyone who questions the high cost of school busses should take a close look at the bus involved in THIS accident.
A day after the wreck, people at the school garage were still looking at the damaged bus in amazement.
It was hit from behind twice, hard enough to push the 18-thousand pound vehicle into the median.
But the steel cage protecting the children inside didn't buckle.
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((STEVE OAKES/FRANKLIN CO. SCHOOLS; THE BUS IN ITSELF, THE WAY ITS MADE AND CONSTRUCTED AND THE AMOUNT OF STEEL THAT'S USED. IT REALLY MADE A DIFFERENCE IN TEH AMOUNT OF INJURIES THAT WE DID HAVE. I MEAN IF IT WERE NOT CONSTRUCTED THAT WELL, WE COULD EASILY HAVE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE HURT ON THE BUS))
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[Take Pinnacle Page]
School buses are generally a safe place to be according to a three year V-DOT study.
Between 1994 and 1997, only one person died in a bus accident, a bus DRIVER
306 people were injured during that time, about 100 a year... half were drivers.
It was actually more dangerous OUTSIDE the bus for students, during the three year period, five were killed while getting on or off the bus.
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The woman who drove that school bus won lots of praise.
JoAnn Brown's quick actions might have saved the life of a five-year-old.
But as Scott Goldberg reports, she doesn't want to be called a hero.
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((Douglas Brown filled in for his wife JoAnn while she rested.
After Monday's wreck, she was too shaken to drive her bus route.
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((DOUGLAS BROWN: SHE DIDN'T SLEEP LAST NIGHT. I GUESS JUST NERVES IS WHAT YOU SAY.))
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When JoAnn's bus was struck from behind and jolted forward, she instinctively grabbed a five-year-old passenger who otherwise would have fallen out the door.
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((DOUGLAS BROWN: THAT'S JUST THE GRACE OF THE LORD IT HAPPENED LIKE THAT. SHE HAD SOMEBODY HELPING HER.))
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((JAMES THOMPSON: IF IT WASN'T FOR THE BUS DRIVER THE KID MAY NOT EVEN BE HERE TODAY.))
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Parents showered the praise on Brown, thanking her for her heroics.
Brown, who didn't feel like talking on camera after the wreck, said she appreciated the kind words...
But said she's no hero.
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((DOUGLAS BROWN: SHE DON'T WANT IT LIKE THAT. SHE JUST DONE WHAT SHE NEEDED TO DO.))
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((SCOTT GOLDBERG: ONE THING THAT REALLY RATTLED BROWN WAS THAT SHE KNEW THE GILLESPIES -- THE TWO PEOPLE KILLED IN THE WRECK. BUT SHE HAS TWO SONS AND ONE GRANDSON OF HER OWN AND LOVES KIDS. SO SHE WANTS TO GET BACK TO WORK AS SOON AS SHE CAN. SCOTT GOLDBERG, NEWS-7, FRANKLIN COUNTY.))
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Some movement tonight in the debate over hog farms in Halifax County.
After seven months of review, the county's Planning Commision is recommending certain changes to the "confined animal feeding operation" ordinance.
Those changes include across-the-board increases to the current setbacks-- or the distance hog farms can be from neighboring property.
Even with stricter setbacks, some hog farms opponents say it's not enough.
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((JANE WILLIS/HOG FARM OPPONENT: ASK YOURSELF IF YOU WOULD WANT ONE OF THESE NEXT TO YOU. THAT'S THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN MAKE A FAIR DECISION.))
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((BILLY WOODING/HOG FARMER: SOME OF THESE SETBACKS MAY OR MAYNOT BE REASONABLE AND WE WANT TO GO AHEAD AND GET THIS THING OVER WITH JUST AS BAD AS ANYONE DOES BUT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE IT'S GOING TO BE RIGHT FOR EVERYBODY.))
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The Planning Commission now recommends that livestock feeding operations be at least 15-hundred feet away from other existing dwellings,
--at least 500 feet away from neighboring property lines,
--at least 500 feet from streams, rivers and ponds,
--and at least 25-hundred feet away from public facilities like schools and recreation areas.
There will be at least two more public hearings on the hog farm issue before the Halifax County Board of Supervisors votes on the ordinance.
Workers at a Roanoke trucking company had to think fast when a fire started this evening.
It happened at CTC Distribution on Plantation Road.
Workers were loading a trailer with freight when they noticed a smell, then saw flames.
A driver hooked the trailer up to his truck and pulled it away from the building as it burned.
At that point firefighters arrived and put it out.
Employees say no one was hurt.
Relief workers in Colombia fear the death toll in yesterday's earthquake will climb above 2-thousand.
Hundreds are believed buried in the rubble across Western Colombia;
Search and rescue efforts are going on around the clock-
Heavy equipment is being used with caution because survivors may be trapped in air pockets below.
Monday's earthquake has left thousands homeless- Even shelters are now without running water and electricity.
A disaster relief team from Florida left this morning from Miami.
Japan has also sent help.
Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
When the Pope speaks, entire nations listen.
So why is it so hard for the Catholic church to recruit priests?
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Tina Tenret explores the shortage of Catholic priests in our special report "God's Calling."
She joins us now from St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Roanoke.
Jean, priests say it's tough to recruit celibate men in a society that heavily promotes sex.
But the problem goes beyond that.
In fact, the reasons why fewer young men join the priesthood say a lot about us all and what we consider important.
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((FATHER ROLO CASTILLO/ROANOKE PRIEST: BLANK ALEXANDER, I BAPTIZE YOU IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER.))
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From birth, priests are with us.
And in between the weddings and the funerals, they teach us life lessons.
So why do so FEW young men want to spend their lives as priests?
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((TED CECERE:I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A FAMILY WHEN I GROW UP AND IN THE CATHOLIC FAITH, PRIESTS DO NOT GET MARRIED AND THEY DON'T HAVE FAMILIES.
TINA TENRET/NEWS7: WHY WOULD YOU NOT WANT TO BECOME A PRIEST?
CHAD YEATTS: I WOULD LIKE TO BE MARRIED SOMEDAY.
CHRIS CONQUEST: I THINK AS A PRIEST TODAY IT'S VERY RESTRICTIVE. YOU'RE NOT ABLE TO HAVE A FAMILY.))
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Catholic priests say their family is here, and they are happy, NOT lonely.
But they say MOTHERS have stopped encouraging their sons to become priests, because nowadays women have fewer children.
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((FATHER MICHAEL RENNINGER/VOCATIONS DIRECTOR: I COME FROM A FAMILY OF TWO BOYS AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT MY PARENTS' REACTIONS WERE SOMEWHAT HESITANT AT FIRST. I REMEMBER HEARING MY MOTHER SAYING THIS MEANS I'LL HAVE FEWER GRANDCHILDREN.))
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((NAT SOT PRIEST SINGS: ALL GLORY AND HONOR ARE YOURS ALMIGHTY FATHER....))
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Father Gregory Kandt of Salem says it's an image problem.
Boys and their parents often hear of Catholic priests molesting children.
He says the media make it sound as if all priests and only priests -- sexually abuse children.
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((FR. GREGORY: 40 YEARS AGO ALL IMAGES OF PRIESTS AND NUNS IN NOVELS AND TELEVISION WERE POSITIVE. TODAY THEY ARE ALMOST NEVER POSITIVE. PRIESTS AND NUNS ARE DEPICTED AS EITHER STUPID OR EVIL.))
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((NAT SOT: OUR FATHER, WHO ART IN HEAVEN....))
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The priest's status has also plummetted as people now feel called to the almighty dollar.
Even though priests' housing is free, they still earn less than 12-thousand-dollars a year.
So why take the plunge?
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((FR. MICHAEL RENNINGER/VOCATIONS DIRECTOR: I BECAME A PRIEST BECAUSE I FELL IN LOVE WITH JESUS. BUTT BUTT BUTT WHEN YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE, ANYONE, AND THEY ASK YOU DO SOMETHING, IT'S A JOY TO DO IT FOR THEM. IT'S NOT A BURDEN, IT'S NOT A TASK, IT'S A JOY TO DO SOMETHING FOR SOMEONE YOU LOVE.))
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Join us tomorrow night when we visit Delegate Vic Thomas's family.
Hear their story of how a Catholic priest pulled them through tragedy.
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Our series, God's Calling, continues tomorrow night on News7 at 11.
Still ahead, House Managers and the President's attorneys go head to head over whether the Senate should hear from witnesses.
Senators vote on it tomorrow.
And Lynchburg's City Council gives the green light to development projects worth millions to the Hill City.
Details straight ahead.
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((Good evening folks and welcome to a Tuesday night explosion as Express unloads on Johnstown seven times.
Glenvar wins a Three duel, Julius Jones picks Notre dame over UVA. We'll hear from the Falcons Ken Oxendine and preview tomorrow night's Tech-UVa game in Richmond. It's all coming up later on the Big 7.))
Monica Lewinsky left Washington for Califonria today- but she may have to come back.
As Jonathan Freed reports, Senators are deciding whether to call witnesses in the President's impeachment trial.
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REP. BILL McCOLLUM/HOUSE MANAGER-PROSECUTOR/R-FL.: IT'S JUST NOT SO!
...insisted that calling witnesses would not prolong the
Under pressure, the House team cut down their wish
list...requesting subpoenas for Monica Lewinsky, presidential friend Vernon Jordan, and White House aide, Sidney Blumenthal.
REP. HENRY HYDE/CHIEF HOUSE MANAGER: PROSECUTOR: WE HAVE NARROWED IT DOWN TO THREE...A PITIFUL THREE...AND I SHOULD THINK YOU'D WANT TO HEAR FROM THEM...
DAVID KENDALL/PRESIDENT'S ATTORNEY: ANY DELAY IN
THE PROCEEDINGS...REGARDING OUR NEED FOR DISCOVERY...IS ON "THEIR"
The President's lawyer warned that letting what he called the witness genie out of the bottle would lead to delays as the White House prepared.
And he almost ridiculed the prosecutors by showing example after example of where they had previously said witnesses would not be necessary. Jonathan Freed, CBS News. Washingotn.))
Two major economic development projects that could mean millions of dollars in revenue for the city of Lynchburg are moving ahead tonight.
Developers want to transform this 400-acre tract of land near Forest into a self- supporting community with retirement housing, a nursing home and light business.
After a two-year delay, the city has agreed to foot the cost of extending Enterprise Drive into the property, in exchange for new land for industrial sites.
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((CHARLES CHURCH/LYNCHBURG CITY MANAGER: IT'S REALLY A UNIQUE PROJECT, I THINK, FROM A COUPLE OF PERSPECTIVES. ONE THE PUBLIC- PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP, PLUS THE NEW TYPES OF DEVELOPMENT THAT WILL OCCUR ON THIS PROPERTY THAT I THINK ARE GOING TO BE UNIQUE IN LYNCHBURG.))
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City council tonight also rezoned 58 acres of land along Route 29 to accomodate a new 30-million dollar shopping center that's expected to create hundreds of new jobs.
If you're going to do it-- do it right.
That's what hundreds of residential customers of electric co-operatives warned state lawmakers today on the issue of de-regulation.
[IN Q=My concerns]
((GERALD GROSECLOSE/CRAIG-BOTETOURT ELECTRIC CO-OP: MY CONCERNS ARE WHETHER WE'LL HAVE PROPER GENERATION...COULD CAUSE RATES TO INCREASE.))
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A bill to restructure the power industry by 2004 is likely to become law in Virginia this year.
Still to come -- the House of Delegates votes down a bill
that would have shown a little respect to reptiles in the Commonwealth.
The story when we return.
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Roanoke schools have reinstated an employee suspended amid rape charges.
The prosecution dropped the charges, exonerating 44-year old Kim Kennedy.
But his accuser says not so fast.
19-year old Carolyn Huffman says she was too afraid to help prosecute Kennedy.
But Huffman says a fear of being attacked again has made her decide to press charges again.
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((HUFFMAN; I CAN'T BE OUT ON THE STREETS AT NIGHT BECAUSE HE DOESN'T LIVE THAT FAR FROM ME AND I'M JUST SCARED.))
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Huffman was employed as an exotic dancer last month when she worked for "A Triple-A Babe" escort service.
She maintains Kennedy attacked her after she refused to have sex with him following a strip tease at the Knights of Pythias Lodge.
He had high hopes of becoming Virginia's official state reptile.
He is Herbie the Eastern Box Turtle- His bill became just another roadkill in the House of Delegates today.
Delegates decided the turtle was too boring for their majestic Commonwealth.
A bill to designate an official state SOIL is still under consideration.
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High school hoops, a high schooler signs with Notre Dame instad of the Cavs, we'll check in with Falcon rookie Ken Oxendine, plus see how the Express did tonight.
And Steve Mason has a preview of tomorrow night's UVA-Tech roundball showdown in Richmond.
But first in tonight's Extra Point, Allen Iverson, the Hampton native with the deadly crossover dribble and a knack for hanging out with the wrong element, hit the jackpot today.
He signed a contract extension worth $71 million dollars with the 76ers.
But he may need the money. Mercedes Benz is suing Iverson for more than $28 thousand dollars in unpaid lease money on three cars. If he decides not to pay, Mercedes says he can buy the three cars for $300 thousand bucks.
Now the scores.
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The Roanoke Express got back on the winning track last night at the Roundhouse as the team exploded for a season high seven goals against Johnstown.
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Just over 34 hundred fans including this guy were on hand for the final home game of the month.
Johnstown's goalie misplays the puck in the third period. That's a mistake as J.C. Ruid puts it in the back of the net.
Kris Cantu would lead the offensive explosion with two goals and an assist. This shot goes top shelf for the final goal of the night.
Johnstown changed goalies about a period too late.
Meanwhile on the other end, Dave Gagnon had no
problem last night as he turned away 26 shots on goal.
Gags gets the win and Roanoke the 7-to-3 victory.
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In high school roundball tonight western Roanoke County hosted one of the top matchups as Glenvar hosted Radford in a 3-Three rematch.
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Art Lawrence's Highlanders were beaten by Radford by a point last Saturday night so last night they were after revenge.
Brian Fasnacht drives and scores in between two defenders. He was red hot with 13 in the first half.
Radford would try to answer that with Josh Woods drive to the hole for two of his own.
But here comes Glenvar. Fasnacht turns Charlie Wright's pass into a tought two. Fasnacht finished the game with 28.
But every player had a hand in this Glenvar victory
as great ball movment gets a hoop. And Glenvar gets a 61-to-48 win.
Both teams are now 5-and-1 in the 3-Rivers district.
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Elsewhere last night, Alleghany beat Salem in Low Moor 61-to-56. Cave Spring topped Franklin County by 9, PH
beat Pulaski by a bucket and Fleming rocked Halifax.
Northside was a dozen better than Rockbridge County last night.
Parry McCluer beat James River, Galac handled Narrows, Ft. Chiswell slipped past Pocahontas, and James Monrow of West Virginia defeated Montcalm 70-to-46.
Many eyes in the state and the country were glued on Big Stone Gap today to see where highly touted running back Julius Jones would attend college.
This afternoon at the Ramada Inn in Duffield, the Powell Valley star told his fans and family that last night he decided to pick pick Notre Dame over UVa and UCLA.
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Julius' older brother Thomas led the ACC in rushing this season at UVA. But Julius says his brother is upset by his decision not to follow him to Charlottesville.
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[OUT Q=...my decision."]
It was media day at Super Bowl as the players held court with over 1000 reporters.
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They promised to give things like 150 percent. And said things like "we're gonna have to score to win."
One guy who didn't have to answer too many questions was Falcons rookie running back Ken Oxendine, the former Hokie is thrilled just to be in South Florida.
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[OUT Q=...anything better."]
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Two other minor items for you to digest about OX. The last time he played in Pro Player stadium he was the MVP of the Orange Bowl in 1996.
Also, the Broncos' Terrell Davis was his campus escort back in high school when Oxendine took his official visit from Thomas Dale to the University of Georgia.
Still to come on this Tuesday night, Steve Mason checks in with a preview
of tomorrow night's Tech-UVa men's hardwood battle in Richmond at the Coliseum.
Virginia Tech and Virginia meet for the 113th time tonight at the Richmond Coliseum.
And Steve Mason says even though both teams have struggled this year, it's still "the game" for a lot of people.
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((They are a combined 2 and 12 in conference play. But that hardly takes away from Wednesday's clash, especially with in state bragging rights on the line.
Rebuilding programs is just one of many similarities between tech and UVa. Both team's offensive catalists center around the forward position. Eddie Lucas averages nearly 16 points a game.
The senior's counter part is UVa freshman Chris Williams, who scores about 18 points a game.
So what are the keys to victory? The cavs will try and press while Tech will pound the ball inside.))
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