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Next on News 7 at 11...
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A head-on collision kills a truck driver and stops traffic on I-81
Workers at ITT in Roanoke reluctantly approve a new contract.
And add another name to the list of British royalty.
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Those stories, and our cool forecast continues... News 7 at 11 is next. [Open]
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Another accident on Interstate 81 leaves one man dead and traffic backed up for miles.
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The tractor trailer accident claimed life of a man from Commerce, Georgia.
He was killed when an empty big rig crossed the median of Interstate 81 near the Dixie Caverns exit.
Joy Sutton has details.
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This white tractor was towing three other tractors piggyback heading north...when the last truck came loose...rolling across the median into the path of another tractor trailer.
The two vehicles hit head-on...went off the shoulder and caught fire...killing Robert C. Garrard, the driver of the south bound truck.
Garrard worked for Estes Motor Freight.
Traffic was backed up for between the 137 mile marker and 135 mile marker for several hours.
Authorities are now investigating who or what is to blame for the accident.
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((SGT. TOM FOSTER/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: OUR CRASH RECONSTRUCTION TEAM THEY ARE GOING TO GO OVER THE PHYSICAL EVIDENCE HEAR..MEASURMENTS OF THE ROADWAY..AND WE'RE GOING TO MAKE A DETERMINATION TO WHETHER OR NOT IT WAS A MECHANICAL FAILURE...DRIVER ERROR..OR A COMBINATION OR BOTH.))
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And just last month...only a few miles down the road...a tractor trailer went out of all control..crossed the median and killed two people.
The driver in that accident was charged with involuntary manslaughter.
But State Police say there are safety measures in place designed to prevent this type of thing from happening.
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((SGT. TOM FOSTER:VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: THE ROADWAYS ARE ENGINEERED TO TRY AND PREVENT THAT....WITH THE RAILINGS AND THAT KIND OF THING..BUT OCCASIONALLY IT DOES HAPPEN))
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Joy Sutton, News-7..Roanoke County.

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State Police have identified the driver of the truck carrying the tractors as James Edward Blake of Elkton, Maryland.
Blake was charged with failure to secure a load. Further charges are pending.
A police spokesman says traffic is moving well along Interstate, however the southbound lane is reduced to one lane and could remain that way for several hours tomorrow.

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It took two weeks of negotiating, but ITT and its' union I-U-E have reached a new contract.
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Sixty percent of the union's member voted today to ratify the four year deal.
Union leaders say that even though they supported the contract...they were unhappy with ITT's unwillingness to budge on certain issues.
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The union also wanted a bigger increase in pensions.
The union represents more than 600 workers...who were guaranteed a one-thousand dollar bonus if they ratified the contract.
But next time union leaders say that a strike will be inevitable if more union demands are not met.
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Several union members who did not want to be identified said the majority of workers wanted to strike..but were told by union leadership that could lose their jobs if they did.
An ITT spokesman was unavailible to comment.

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The Speaker of the House says gun control legislation is NOT dead.
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Yesterday lawmakers killed a gun control bill that would have eased some current restrictions while imposing some new ones.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert says congress should still be ble to put together legislation responding to school shootings in Colorado and Georgia.
A committee of house and senate lawmakers will try to craft a new bill that can pass both parties.
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The House spent most of the week debating the gun legislation.
The final bill that came up for a vote would have lessened some current restrictions, but imposed others.
In the end, it was shot down.
Here's how western Virginia's representatives voted.
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The roll call on Friday was 280 to 147 against.
Republican Bob Goodlatte voted yes.
But Democrats Rick Boucher and Virgil Goode voted no.
Over in the Senate, the Y2K Act was approved. It's designed to keep people from filing lawsuits if the Y2K computer glitch causes major problems.
The vote was 62 to 37.
Both Democrat Chuck Robb and Republican John Warner voted yes.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey [WX1] [11:00pm] [06/19/1999]
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One of the nation's best selling writers is in serious condition following an accident today. We'll have the details in a moment,
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and NATO officials and Russian troops continue a disagreement over a Kosovo airport despite a new agreement.
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Russian troops in Kosovo still aren't giving up the airport in Pristina.
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After almost a week, the Russians are still blocking the road to the landing strip, and the buildings NATO troops planned to use for their headquarters.
This despite an agreement reached between NATO and the Russians yesterday.
British troops are still patrolling the perimiter of the airport but can do little else.
NATO officials say they expect the deal with the Russians to go into effect sometime tomorrow.
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Horror writer Stephen King is in serious condition in a Maine hospital after he was hit by van.
Authorities say King was walking along a roadway in North Lovell when a motorist lost control of his vehicle and struck the writer from behind.
Hospital officials say King is concious, but there is no word yet on the extent of his injuries.
Witnesses say the driver didn't appear to be speeding.
Authorities do not plan to file charges.


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The News 7 mailbox was overflowing this week, so we are giving you an extra dose of Feedback.
Today, a look at what some viewers thought of two stories that touched on race relations in Virginia.
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((The proposal to rename Orange Avenue after Martin Luther King, Jr. upset businessman Matt Whitcomb. And he was roundly criticized by a black community leader, for suggesting that the new name would imply his company was in a black neighborhood.
"Before these 'black rights' groups start to complain, maybe they should go to some of these black neighborhoods and see what they're like. There's broken glass on the sidewalks, trash in vacant lots, ill kept buildings and crowds of people just standing around. Starting and running a business requires a lot of money. This man is only looking out for his investment. That's not being racist, that's being a smart businessman."
Another viewer from Vinton wrote:
"I feel that the man himself, King, was a great man, but as I am white I feel that it would be very discriminatory towards whites in Roanoke and all over Virginia and the United States. If it is approved to name a major street in such a populated area as Roanoke I feel that it should also be approved to rename a few other major streets after white leaders, such as Robert E. Lee or Stonewall Jackson."
The controversy over the Lee mural at Richmond's Canal Walk prompted several comments.
"As a family researcher I am appalled at the attempt of certain groups to erase things from our past. The state song is one example, the rebel flag is another and now Robert E. Lee of all things. What will be next?"
"We may as well forget George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, heaven forbid, they owned and used slaves. Isn't this all a part of our history? Who cares what color or race a person is, we all have the heritage of being Virginians and above all Americans."
"It seems to me that the people who are so narrow minded that they wished the removal of the picture of a great man are the ones who are acting like Hitler and his Nazis. Was it not Hitler that had the books burned and rewrote the history of Germany? This must not be allowed to happen."
Our mailing address at News-7 is P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
For a fax, just dial 540-343-7269.
E-mail goes to news@wdbj7.com.
And our website has a moderated on-line forum. That's at wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))


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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we'll see what a changing monoarchy means to England's latest royal wedding.
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British subjects gathered for another royal wedding today, as Prince Andrew took his vows at Windsor Castle.
As Lee Cowan reports, the whole affair shows how the royal family has changed over recent years.
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(( What was supposed to be private ended up public, the way most events in Britain evolve when it involves the royal family. But the union of Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones was as muted a celebration as the Windsors could offer.
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Taking place in St. George's Chapel some 15 miles west of London the last royal wedding of the century was a family affair, quiet and quick, traditional in its vows, with pomp and circumstance taking a back pew. It was a low key approach some royal watchers bemoan as one of the losses of a monarchy in transition.

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Only 600 guests were invited to the ceremony, modest by royal standards. No politicians - not even the Prime Minister.
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As millions watched the ceremony live on TV and thousands of flag-waving fans lined the roads of Windsor, it seemed only one thing was reminiscent of the royal weddings of old: Sophie's striking resemblance to another princess whom many here still mourn.
S/U: Lee Cowan, CBS News, London IN THE WEEKS LEADING UP TO THE WEDDING, THE COUNTRY SHOWED NO SIGNS OF ROMANTIC DREAMS IN THIS COUPLE, NO GUSHING WELCOME FOR THE BRIDE AND NO TALK OF FAIRY TALES.
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They have had that here before - tales with anything but happy endings. The last three royal weddings culminated in divorce. But for the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the royal family hopes this time around will be different, and so does a public yearning a little, perhaps, for a real fairy tale come true. Lee Cowan, CBS News/London))

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Payne Stewart is the only golfer under par at this point and he's the leader after three rounds of the U-S Open.
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A steady breeze made Pinehurst Number two a little tougher.
Stewart started the day at three under par. He shot a 2 over par 72 to finish the round at 209 one under par.
Phil Mickelson, who led at one point in the round, finished with a 73 and he's one shot back at 210.
But Steve Stricker had yesterday's best shot and round. After a birdie at the second hole he hits this shot out of the bunker and into the cup at the third hole for an eagle. He shot 69 and shares fifth place at 2 over with David Duval and Vijay Singh.
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Tiger Woods and Tim Herrron are tied for third place at one over par.

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Mark McGwire broke out of a hitting slump with a three run homer to lead St. Louis to a 7 to 6 win over the Mets.


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McGwire taking a stroll in the dugout before the start of the game.
And Big Mac would get the Cards started. He gets all of this pitch sending it over the centerfield wall for a three run homer and the Cardinals took the 3 to nothing lead.
New York's defense then makes a big play. Third baseman Robin Ventura makes this diving catch on the line drive off the bat of Willie McGee.
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The Mets get on the board when Ricky Henderson hits this solo homer to deep left field to make the score 3 to 1 and St. Louis goes on to win the game 7 to 6.
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The Cleveland Indians added to baseball's best record yesterday beating Seattle 10 to 6.
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The Indians got back to back homers from Roberto Alomar and Manny Ramirez in the fourth Alomar's solo shot over the left field wall in the inning gave Cleveland a 5 to 3 lead.
Then Ramirez hits his 19-th homer of the season this solo shot over the right field wall and the Indians took the 5 to 3 lead through 4 innings.
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Ken Griffey Junior hit his 26-th homer in the game he also guns down Jacob Cruz at the plate off this Kenny Lofton single to end the inning but Cleveland wins it 10 to 6.
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The United States Soccer Team wins its opener in the world cup. More when we return.

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Nomar Garciaparra hit a solo homer and a run scoring double to lead Boston to a 7 to 4 win over Texas.
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We pick it up in the bottom of the first Todd Zeille makes the error at third allowing a run to score and the Sox took the 1 to nothing lead.
Then the Rangers get on the board. Zeille rips this pitch sending it over the left field wall for a three run homer and Texas took the 3 tot 1 lead.
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The game was tied 3 to 3 and Boston's Garciaparra hits this double down the left field line into the corner scoring a run and the Red Sox hold on for the 7 to 4 win.
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That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.

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It was a battle of the state of Florida to determine this years national baseball champion.
And Miami's Kevin Brown homered and hit this three run double to to lead the Hurricanes to the 6 to 5 win over Florida State in the championship game.
Now here are tonights numbers.
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And coming up in sports, The Sabres and Stars hooked up in game six of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Jeff Green led second round qualifying at Pocono.
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and the United States women opened with win in the World Cup soccer championship.
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The Stanley Cup was on the line tonight as Buffalo hosted Dallas.
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The Sabres trailed in the series 3 games to 2.
And Dallas jumped out to the early lead. Jere Lehthien hits a flip shot by the Sabres goalie in the first period to make the score 1 to nothing Stars.

The Sabres had the power play twice in the second but just before the period ended Stu Barnes scores on the slap shot to tie the game at 1 to 1 and that's where the game stands with just about 14 minutes left in overtime.
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The United States opened the Women's World cup with a 3 to nothing win over Denmark.
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A crowd of 78-thousand 972, the largest ever for a women's sporting event, was on hand for the opening match.
Mia Hamm gets the U.S. on the board when she scores with the left foot at the 18-th minute and the score was one to nothing.
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Then in the second half Julie Foudy catches up with a pass and boots it high into the net for a score to make it 2 to 0 and the U.S. wins it 3 to nothing.
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The lineup is set for today's running of the Pocono 500.
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Busch regular Jeff Green led second round qualifying yesterday. He captured the 26-th starting position with a speed of 168 point 253 miles per hour.
And here are the rest of the qualifiers.
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The Penzoil three D archery tournament began its second day of competition at Penhall on Smith Mountain Lake today as the professionals
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began the first of two rounds. Today's round involves each archer hitting 20 targets. In addition to great competition, the event also takes place at a top notch site.
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With this weekend's competition at Smith Mountain Lake marking the fifth of seven events, the points race for the individual championship is getting tight. The world's top archer explains the point scoring system, which is similar to another popular sport.
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A grand total of sixty thousand dollars is up for grabs at the Penzoil Pro-Am three D Archery tournament. The champions will be decided tomorrow at two p.m.
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If you are a lover of the old fashioned covered bridges, today was your day to celebrate.
It was the first time Covered bridge Day was celebrated in the state in 30 years.
The day is even more signifcant in Giles County where they have three of the old structures.
Kimberly McBroom reports.
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(( The "Bridges of GILES County" could probably be the subjects of their OWN movie...
For nearly a century, they've stood the test of time...and if these wooden beams could talk...they'd have some interesting tales.
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((DOUG MARTIN/LOCAL HISTORIAN: THEY WERE USED PRIMARILY JUST TO GET ACROSS THE STREAMS, BUT ALSO, BECAUSE OF OBVIOUS REASONS, THEY BECAME KNOWN AS "KISSING BRIDGES". THEY ALSO-- THE STUDENTS WOULD SPEND TIME THERE AND ALSO IT WAS A CENTER FOR COMMUNICATION. PEOPLE WOULD TACK LITTLE BILLBOARDS ON THE BRIDGES, AS THEY PASS THROUGH. STUDENTS WOULD LEAVE NOTES FOR EACH OTHER AS THEY PASS THROUGH.)) [RUNS:21]
Link's Farm Bridge was built over Sinking Creek in 19-12 and sits on private property.
Legend has it that the bridge was constructed when the first vehicle on its way to Mountain Lake, stalled here.

This PUBLIC bridge has stood since 19-16...
Longtime resident Bill Vincel remembers an incident back when the bridge was still open to traffic.
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((BILL & CAROLINE VINCEL: THE OTHER END, THE PORTAL, IS FOUR INCHES LOWER THAN THIS END. ONE DAY, A SEARS ROEBUCK VAN TRUCK WAS MAKING A DELIVERY. THEY WENT THROUGH THIS END AND THEY DIDN'T GET OUT OF THE OTHER END. Uh Oh. WEDGED IN. THEY HAD TO LET THE AIR OUT OF THE TIRES TO GET THE VAN OUT. )) [RUNS:20]
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THERE USED TO BE 100 COVERED BRIDGES IN VIRGINIA. MANY WERE DESTROYED DURING THE CIVIL WAR. OTHERS WERE BROUGHT DOWN DURING FLOODING IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURY. NOW THAT THERE ARE ONLY 8 STILL STANDING, EFFORTS ARE UNDER WAY TO PRESERVE THE BRIDGE AND THEIR TRADITION.)) [RUNS:14]
Thanks to an active older population in Newport...all three covered bridges in the area are well maintained and still functional.
These landmarks also help "bridge" the gap between generations of local residents...
Nancy Cate's father helped build the "19-16" bridge, and she remembers some wild rides across it as a child.
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((NANCY CATE: YOU'D SIT AND HOLD YOUR BREATH AND WONDER WHETHER THEY SCHOOL BUS WAS GOING TO GET THROUGH THERE OR NOT.
Kimberly McBroom/News 7: But it did. It's still standing. CATE: YEAH, IT'S STILL STANDING.)) [RUNS:08]
It's probably no surprise that the scenic bridges have inspired local artist Robert Tuckwiller to create prints of them, sold all over the world.
But to the Newport residents who grew up with these bridges...they remain the symbols of their lives.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Giles County.))




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