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Next on News 7 at Six... a tractor trailer crashes and burns on the interstate in Roanoke County... we'll have a live report.
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And Union members at ITT ratify new contract.

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In Sports, The Red Sox beat the Rangers in baseball the best archers in the world are at Smith Mountain Lake.
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And the leader board remains tight during the third round of the U-S Open at Pinehurst number two.
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Coming up in weather, a look at some record low temperatures for today. Tomorrow's forecast will also be cooler than normal. [open]
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Traffic in the Southbound lane of Interstate 81 is backed up once again by a tractor trailer accident that has left one man dead
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The accident happened around three this afternoon. joy Sutton joins us from the 135 mile marker In Roanoke County.

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After weeks of negotiating I-T-T and it's union, I-U-E, have reacheed an agreement on a new contract.
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The Union memebership ratified the four year deal by a narrow vote today.
But some union leaders say they are still unhappy with several parts of the contract that the company refused to budge on.
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The union represents more than 600 workers who were guaranteed more than a thousand dollar bonus if they ratified the contract.
But next time, union leaders say a strike could be inevitable if more union demands are not met.
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Several union members who asked not to be identified said the majority of workers wanted to strike, but were told by union leaders they could lose their jobs if they did.
Spokesmen for I-T-T were unavailible for comment.

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The publication that stirred controversy by calling Teletubby TinkyWinky a gay roll model, is now taking on a popular concert tour.
Jerry Falwell's National Liberty Journal says the all-female Lilith Fair concert tour is named after a demon.
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The upcoming tour includes singer Sheryl Crow, who preformed in Blacksburg recently.
Falwell says according to Jewish literature and pagan legend, "Lilith" was created as Adam's first wife, but, after refusing to be submissive, left the Garden of Eden and turned into a demon.
No word yet of any reaction from the Lilith Fair promoters or participants.
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Coming up next on the newscast, a proposal to name a Roanoke street after Martin Luther King, Junior continues to generate controversy.
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and we'll see how one local county is celebrating Covered Bridge Day.
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Virginia's Republican Party will hold a presidential primary in February.
State Republicans voted overwhelmingly today in Richmond to hold a primary on February 29, 2000.
Previously officials picked their delegates atlocal and statewide meetings with party leaders.
in a primary, registered voters will be able to vote for the nominee of their choice.
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"Covered Bridge Day" was celebrated in Virginia day-- for the first time in nearly three decades.
While many of us have never even heard of the holiday before , it's a big day for Newport.
The Giles County community has THREE of the historic bridges within just a few miles.
Kimberly McBroom has more.
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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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For directions on where to find the Newport Covered Bridges, you can check out our website, at W-D-B-J-7- DOT- COM.





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Coming up next on News 7, Andrew will let us know if tomorrow will be as nice as today,
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but first we'll give you a taste of Lebanon as residents celebrate their culture.
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Saint Elias Catholic Church filled up for it's debut of the Lebanese Food Festival.
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The ethnic foods on hand will not only tickle your taste buds, but they are also a great way to share diverse cultures.
But the festival is about more than food... it also has fun for the family, from bands and jugglers to carnival type booths for kids.
And events like this one also give you a chance to mingle with other cultures, and really experience how others live.
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((YOU LEARN ABOUT DIFFERENT PEOPLE TRADITIONS AND CULTURES... NOT ONLY FROM BOOKS, THIS IS THE REAL THING. )) ((TO GET THE PEOPLE TOGETHER, TO HAVE GOOD FUN AND MOST IMPORTANTLY TO LIVE AS A SPIRITUAL FAMILY.))
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The festival will be in full swing until 10:00 tonight and tomorrow from noon to 7:00.
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And coming up, Highlights from a couple of afternoon Major League Baseball games a big archery tournament at Smith Mountain Lake.
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And Jeff Green leads second round qualifying at Pocono.
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The leaders are still on the course during the third Round of the U-S Open. Phil Mickelson was the leader at 3 under par at the turn. Payne Stewart was 1 under and David Duval was even.
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The Winds picked up at Pinehurst number two today.
But it didn't bother Steve Stricker. He birdied the second hole and then came up with the shot of the day coming out of the bunker on the number 3 hole to make an eagle. Stricker shot 69 and was the Clubhouse leader at 2 over.
John Daly continued to struggle he misses the tap in par putt on the 9-th hole and gets a bogey. Daly shot 81 for a 226, 12 over par.
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The Boston Red Sox rallied late in the game to beat Texas this afternoon 7 to 4.
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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 Nomar 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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In St. Louis this afternoon, The Cardinals hosted the New York Mets.
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Mark 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 lineup is set for tomorrows running of the Pocono 500.
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Busch regular Jeff Green led second round qualifying today. He captured the 26-th starting position with a speed of 168 point 253 miles per hour.
And here are the rest of today's 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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The Washington Redskins, looking to better their pass rush, have taken a look at free agent defensive end Charles Haley.
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Haley worked out for Redskin coach Norv Turner yesterday at Redskins Park. And both say Haley and the Redskins may make a good match.
The 35 year old Haley has three Super Bowl rings but retired in 1996 because of back injuries.
Carolina and San Francisco are also bidding for Haley.
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Haley played in a wild card game last season for the 49-ers. He will hold a football camp June 24-th and 25-th at William Campbell High School.

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The mail has been heavy this week.
So, we're giving you an extra edition of Feedback.
Today, a look at what some viewers thought of two stories that touch 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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In tomorrow's regular edition of Feedback, we'll have more reaction to our coverage of the pastor of West Salem Baptist Church.



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