Next on News 7 at 11...
Roanoke police think a bomb threat and bank robbery are connected.
American troops could be called in too help keep the peace in Yugoslavia.
Monica Lewinsky is heckled as she returns to Washington for questioning by House prosecutors.
News 7 at 11 is next.
Roanoke police and the FBI are looking into a bank robbery and three bomb threats they believe are all connected.
David Johnson has more.
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((The Walmart stores at Valley View Mall and off of Route-220 were evacuated when a bomb threat was called in shortly after 10 AM.
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((LYNETTE COULTER/CUSTOMER; I JUST THINK THERE'S SOME SICK PEOPLE AROUND TO WANT TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT. WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO BOMB A STORE? WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO BOMB ANYTHING.))
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No bombs were found.
Just moments later, the First Virginia Bank on Orange Avenue was robbed by a man who police say appeared to be unarmed.
Officials say the suspect walked into the bank, displayed a note to a teller, demanding money.
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((SGT. K.A. JOHNSON/ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPT.; HE THREATENED THE BOMB. WHETHER HE ACTUALLY HAD ONE OR NOT, WE'RE NOT ABLE TO CONFIRM AT THIS TIME.))
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No one was injured.
Sgt. Johnson said the suspect then fled on foot, heading east on 460.
Shortly after officers responded; the FBI and officers from other jurisdictions arrived to help in the investigation.
Officers searched for clues leading to the suspect.
They say the time line between the two incidents makes this case SUSPICIOUS.
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((JOHNSON; WE'RE LOOKING AT THOSE POSSIBILITIES THAT THAT MIGHT HAVE HAD SOME CONNECTION. WE DON'T KNOW UNTIL WE ARE ABLE TO LOOK AT AND SPEAK TO ALL THOSE WITNESSES TO SEE IF THERE WAS SOME CONNECTION.))
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A man from Roanoke died following an industrial accident today.
It happened at the Roanoke Electric Steel plant at the end of Westside Boulevard.
The man was crushed when an electrical box fell on him.
Police say the victim was a contractor working at the plant... they haven't released his name yet.
A mining accident in Grundy yesterday left one man dead and another injured.
An investigator said no one else saw the accident happen but other workers reported hearing the victims calling for help.
The mine was closed following the incident.
This is the first fatal mining accident in the state this year.
A Bedford County woman was injured following a house fire near Boonsboro this morning.
Crews from three local volunteer fire departments responded to this home off Meadowridge Drive around 7:30.
Flames and smoke were pouring from the kitchen area of the home.. it took them a half hour to bring the blaze under control.
The homeowner.. Doris Cann.. suffered burns to her hand.
Another resident of a basement apartment escaped unharmed.
The kitchen area was destroyed.. the rest of the house suffered smoke and water damage.
The manager of a Roanoke apartment complex says unhappy residents shouldn't feel like they're living in a prison, they're free to go.
These people living at Tinker Creek Apartments were out protesting today-- claiming they are being harrassed by the management and staff.
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((CHAUNAE BANKS/TENANT ASSO. PRESIDENT; THE ART CRAFT SECURITY HAS HARRASSED AND THREATENED, DISCRIMINATED AND FALSELY ACCUSED TENANTS OF CRIMES....THEY'RE GOING AFTER THE WRONG PEOPLE.))
((TINKER CREEK APT. TENANT; THIS IS THE KIND OF SECURITY WE HAVE. WE NEED SECURITY FOR SECURITY. THE PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO STAND UP AND SAY IT, BUT I'M TIRED OF IT.))
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But one of the maintanence workers on the property told us it's not security, but some of the tenants causing the problems.
((STAY OUT OF MY FACE. We'd just like to get your side of the story. I'LL TELL YOU MY SIDE. THEY'RE THE ONES THAT GOT CONVICTED FOR CURSING AND ABUSE. NOT ME.))
The property manager, who lives in Richmond, called us tonight...
Bob Mullins says the protests started when he banned one of the residents' boyfriends from the property because he was causing problems.
He says his security is keeping a closer watch on people who don't live in the complex, for the residents' protection.
Mullins says he'll waive the two month notice requirement for any unhappy tenant who wants to move out. He says he has a waiting list of people who want to move in.
Monica Lewinsky will face questions on Monday,
And the impeachment trial could wrap up soon..
Paul James has details.
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AS THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY LEFT THE WHITE HOUSE FOR CAMP DAVID,
MONICA LEWINSKY RETURNED TO WASHINGTON.
THE SENATE HAD SUBPOENAED THE FORMER WHITE HOUSE INTERN AND TWO OTHER
WITNESSES FOR VIDETAPED TESTIMONY IN PRESIDENT CLINTON'S IMPEACHMENT
WITH THE SENATE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL ON HOLD UNTIL THURSDAY, HOUSE
PROSECUTORS AND WHITE HOUSE LAWYERS ARE SPENDING THE WEEKEND PREPARING
TO QUESTION LEWINSKY ON MONDAY.
DURING THE CLOSED-DOOR DEPOSITIONS, WHITE HOUSE LAWYERS HOPE TO GET
LEWINSKY TO REPEAT STATEMENTS THAT HELP MR. CLINTON WITHOUT HURTING HER
HOUSE PROSECUTORS WILL LIKELY FOCUS ON HOW THE PRESIDENT'S EFFORTS TO
FIND LEWINKSY A JOB WERE CONNECTED TO HER DENYING THEIR RELATIONSHIP.
FORMER SENATE MAJORITY LEADER BOB DOLE TELLS CBS NEWS THAT HE BELIEVES
THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THE PRESIDENT WILL END SOON.
HE ALSO RESPONDED TO CHARGES THAT REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS HAVE MADE THE
IMPEACHMENT TRIAL A PARTISAN ISSUE.
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"It takes two to be partisan. I mean, the Republicans are always being
blamed as partisan, but I see the Democrats are pretty single-minded
ON TUESDAY, MR. CLINTON'S FRIEND VERNON JORDAN WILL BE DEPOSED..
FOLLOWED BY WHITE HOUSE AIDE SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL ON WEDNESDAY.
ALL OF THE VIDEOTAPED TESTIMONY WILL BE REVIEWED BY SENATORS WHO ARE
EXPECTED TO DECIDE NEXT WEEK WHETHER TO MAKE THE DEPOSITIONS PUBLIC AND
WHETHER LIVE WITNESS TESTIMONY WILL BE NEEDED.
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American groundtroops could serve as peace keepers in Kosovo, if a truce can be arranged.
If not, NATO has authorized its Secretary General to use force.
Albanian rebels, and Serbian troops have been engaged in an ongoing series of attacks and counter-attacks.
More problems for workers cleaning up after Monday's earthquake in Colombia.
A magnitude 4-point-3 aftershock hit the area today, causing a great deal of alarm, but so far, no additional injuries.
A thousand people were killed in the original quake... more than 200-thousand are homeless.
Still to come--some eighth graders will be spending the summer in school due to low S-O-L scores.
And, if Virginia is for lovers, we've got the perfect place to hang out right here in Carroll County.
We'll explain when the news continues.
The University of Virginia Medical Center is making a few changes following the results of a three-month investigation.
Outside health care specialists will be brought in to help oversee the hospital where two infant girls were switched at birth in 1995.
There will also be changes at the morgue, where a woman who went to pick up the remains of her child, was given the wrong body.
The Volvo Truck expansion looks like it's ready to roll.
And the textile industry takes another hit.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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(( This week on the Review,
The Volvo deal moved past a big roadblock when Union workers ratified a new contract.
That should end Volvo's threats NOT to expand its Pulaski County truck plant.
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The General Assembly still needs to approve funding before Volvo adds a promised 13-hundred jobs.
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Burlington Industries' Hillsville plant is the area's latest textile casualty.
One-hundred-60 people will lose their jobs when the plant closes in July.
But Burlington said it will HIRE a few dozen new workers in Halifax County, and absorb some of the Hillsville layoffs.
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Better jobs news in Lynchburg, where Frito Lay is adding 35 to 40 new positions.
And Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson said even though it's disconnecting 11-thousand workers worldwide, it will hold on to all 38-hundred peole who work in the Hill City.
Norfolk Southern expected its fourth-quarter earnings to lose some steam.
And that's just what happened.
N-S profits fell 29-percent because it's spending so much money to take over part of Conrail.
Two milestones for Roanoke's Valley Bank.
Assets topped 100-million dollars for the first time, and pretax earnings passed the one-million-dollar mark for 19-98.
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A winning week on Wall Street.
The Dow was up 238-points.
The NASDAQ shot up 166, closing at another record high.
That's this week's Review, I'm Scott Goldberg.))
Low S-O-L scores will keep some Roanoke County eighth graders hitting the books a little longer than usual.
The County will provide a special four-week remedial program
this summer for eigth graders who passed all four core academic classes, but NOT all of the S-O-L tests.
School officials say students who successfully complete the remedial
classes will be promoted to the ninth grade.
New state guidelines require eighth-graders to pass S-O-L tests in English, math, history and science before moving on to high school.
Coming up Steve Mason will have highlights from the hardwood as the Virginia Cavaliers end their losing streak.
And, Andrew Freiden will have your extended weather forecast when the news continues.
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Word is getting around about a place in Carroll County that offers couples a secluded romantic getaway.
Kimberly McBroom takes us on a tour of Lonesome Pine Cabins Resort.
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(( Craig and Tracy Bowman live just about 15 minutes from the Lonesome Pine Cabin Resort, but the romantic setting made it feel like a world away...
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((CRAIG BOWMAN/GUEST: WELL, WE WERE REFERRED HERE BY SOME FRIENDS. AND THEY SAID THEY HAD A GOOD TIME HERE. AND WE DECIDED WE'D COME UP HERE FOR OUR SECOND ANNIVERSARY.))
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((TRACY BOWMAN/GUEST: THIS IS KIND OF LIKE YOU'RE HOME, YOU KNOW. IT'S COZY, BUT YOU'RE AWAY FROM EVERYBODY. YOU CAN RELAX A LITTLE BIT.))
But unlike most people's homes...each cabin features a jacuzzi within steps of a fireplace.
An efficiency kitchen makes it possible to whip up dinner for two.
Or, if you like, just sit on the porch swing and rock your cares away....
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THERE ARE FIVE LOG CABINS AND FOUR COTTAGES HERE AND THE OWNERS PLAN TO SOMEDAY ADD A LODGE. THEY'LL PROBABLY BE ABLE TO FILL IT UP, CONSIDERING YOU HAVE TO BOOK ANYWHERE FROM SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS IN ADVANCE TO SPEND THE WEEKEND HERE.))
Rates run from 85 to 125- dollars a night, depending on the cabin.
Much of the business comes from weddings and anniversaries.
Like the Bowmans, the Cochrans didn't have to travel too far for their TWENTY-FIFTH anniversary getaway.
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((KAY COCHRAN/GUEST: WHEN WE GOT HERE, THEY HAD THE CHAMPAGNE SET UP AND HAVE A JACUZZI AND THE GAS FIREPLACE AND THOSE THINGS YOU DON'T HAVE AT HOME AND IT WAS REALLY NICE. ))
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((MIKE COCHRAN/GUEST: YOU COULDN'T ASK FOR BETTER ACCOMODATIONS. EVERYTHING JUST WORKED OUT GREAT.))
But don't expect a lot of entertainment outside of the pastoral view--
((TONY NELSON/CABIN RESORT OWNER: THERE'S NOT A WHOLE LOT FOR PEOPLE TO DO, UNLESS YOU'RE INTO HIKING AND BIKING AND UNLESS YOU JUST WANT TO COME UP AND RELAX AND GET AWAY FROM THE HECTIC LIFESTYLE IN THE CITIES, I GUESS. Kimberly McBroom/News 7: Which is, I guess, why somebody would stay in a cabin. NELSON: RIGHT, AND IT IS VERY PEACEFUL AND THE VIEWS ARE PRETTY AND THAT'S THE MAJORITY OF THE REASONS WHY THEY COME, I THINK.))
The resort is located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Orchard Gap.
On a clear day like this one, you can see Buffalo and Pilot Mountains.
But winter weather CAN make your stay here interesting...
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((TONY NELSON/CABIN RESORT OWNER: THERE WAS ONE COUPLE THAT, ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO IN THE VERY LARGE SNOWFALL-- THEY ACTUALLY GOT STUCK IN FOR ABOUT THREE DAYS. AND WE DID HAVE A LITTLE BIT DIFFICULT TIME GETTING THEM OUT. BUT, I THINK THEY ENJOYED THEIR STAY.))
If you are going to get snowed in...this looks like a nice place to do it.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Carroll County.))
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First, the Express beat Johnstown 3-2 tonight. Dan Occonell scored the winning goal in a shoot out win. Roanoke has won three straight.
In our extra point, the Duke Blue devils conitnued their ACC domination, this time Duke tops North carolina State, 80 to 61. the second ranked devils are now 9 and OH in the ACC.
Also, Top ranked Uconn beat St. John, the team that Duke barely beat recently, The Huskies win 78-74 in another tight game for the big red. now your numbers.
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Hoops fans were treated to a Big South double dip last night as the Radford and Liberty men and women squared off.
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Ladies first of course. At the Vine center, in the second half, Lady Flame Sara Wilkerson creates off the dribble and sinks the shot for two of her 19.
[SUPER=33-Liberty/85/Radford/71;] RU's Laurie Mitchell then hits the spinning fall away for two of her team high 25.
Liberty's Elena Kissaleva nails the trey on the wing. Liberty wins 85-71.
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In the men's game, RU's go to guy Ryan Charles sat out with an injured knee.
But Leslie Ballard has his back as the guard rips rope from the wing, just three of his game 26 points.
[SUPER=33-Radford/86/Liberty/60;] Liberty runs their version of the hook and latter. Jamal Bennet scores.
But Radford's MIke Hornbuckle drives and scores as RU wins 86-60.
The Virginia Cavaliers snapped a two year winless streak on the road against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents yesterday, beating Florida State 67-60.
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The Seminoles took the early lead on the break. Ron Hale finishes to put Florida State up 13-12 with 7:45 left in the first half.
UVa's Chris Williams answers with this basket in the paint. he would score 10 of UVa's first 14 points.
[SUPER=33-Virginia/67/Florida State/60;]In the second half, Donald Hand hit his fourth three pointer after innermissi
on to make it 56-54 UVa.
Then, Adam Hall hits another trey, 59-54 Cavs with 3 minutes left.
The Seminoles could not come back and Virginia wins's it's first ACC road game in two years.
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Virginia Tech will chase a second Atlantic 10 win tomorrow against LaSalle at the Castle at 2pm.
Tech has lost seven of it's last eight and will try and rebound form a tough nine point loss to Virginia this past Wednesday. LaSalle is the first of nine straight conference battles for Tech.
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In ODAC action, Roanoke fell just short of being the giant killer against Hampden Sydney, the nations 7th ranked D-III program.
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The Maroons came out for the second half, trailing by 7.
Roanoke opens with a quick hoop, former Cave Spring star Alex Phillips gets the deuce, cuttting the Sydney lead to five points.
The Tigers Alex Robbins then passes the rock to David Hobbs who drains the trifecta, putting Sydney on [SUPER=33-Ham
pden Sydney/71/Roanoke/69;]top 39-29.
RC's Dwayne Bullock makes the nice move in the paint, stops, pops and hits the jumper.
Hampden Sydney had to rally late, Chris Fox hits the three and the Tigers escape with a 71-69 ODAC victory.
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Former Patrick Henry running back James Hickenbotham informed News 7 sports yesterday that Wednesday, he will sign a letter of intent to play college football at Arkansas State.
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as a senior, he amassed over 22 hundred yards and 31 touchdowns. Hickenbotham spent this year at Fork Union Military Academy where he has raised his grades.
He is awaiting results from the SAT test, but James said today, he is positive the results will qualify him this May. Hickenbotham, who visited the 1-A campus 2 weeks ago, said he will be a tailback at Arkansas State. Wednesday is national signing day.
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still to come in sports, famous last words from the falcon and the broncos,
and we will roll out the mats for the Big Orange wrestling tournament finals.
The Big Orange wrestling tournament finished up last night and Franklin County won the tournament.
It was standing room only at William Byrd high school as the finals got underway.
The Eagles scored 267 and a half points to run away with the event. The runner up for the tourney was the home team William Byrd. The terriers registered 226 and a half points. The third place team was Christiansburg, the Blue Demons had 200 even. Next , in fourth was brookvuille and rounding out the top five was Northside.
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This is the 23rd year for tournament.
Over the years many wrestlers have hit these mats during this event.
And for whatever reason, many former participants come back to play different roles.
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The NFL Hall of Fame family expanded today. Former Cleveland Brown tight end Ozzie Newsome, old timer Billy Shaw, and LA Rams lienman Tom Mack,
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along with Lawrence Taylor. The former New York Giant Linebacker got in on the first ballot. There was some speculation as to his induction because of his recent arrests. LT made 10 straight pro bowls.
Former Ram running back Eric Dickerson was also inducted. In 11 por seasons, he racked up 13 thousand 259 yards.
Denver and Atlanta battle in Super Bowl 33 tomorrow. The quarterbacks offered a few parting shots today.
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If you have a long-distance love, or just plan to mail your Valentine's greeting this year--
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the U-S Postal Service is offering its special stamps of approval.
The 1999 official 33 and 55-cent Victorian stamps feature a floral bouquet arranged in the shape of a heart.
Officials recently debuted the stamps in Loveland, Colorado.
They're available now in post offices throughout the country.
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That's going to do it for News 7 at 11.
But, the news continues first thing in the morning.
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For the earliest local news, weather and sports join Andrew Freiden and Denise Allen tomorrow for News 7 Sunday Morning at 8.
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