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Tell-tale clues of what sparked the rampage that killed so many in Atlanta yesterday.
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And Roanoke's water woes turn into a war of words.
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The summer heat won't let up, and the weekend forecast promises more upper nineties, stay tuned for the sweltering details.

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((THIS COULD HAPPEN IN ANY CITY. THERE IS NOTHING PARTICULAR ABOUT THE CITY OF ATLANTA THAT WOULD MAKE THIS HAPPEN.))
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Atlanta police say Mark Barton was not a resident of the city where he went on a shooting rampage.
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As much as investigators are discovering about the man who opened fire at two office buildings in Atlanta yesterday -- still so much is unknown.
The suicide notes left by Barton show a deeply disturbed and angry man.
Police released the contents of the notes today that explain how and why he killed his wife and two children.
Lisa Hughes joins us now from Atlanta with more.
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A Franklin County man died today while clearing brush near a dam.
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55- year- old Robert Madden's tractor slid down a bank on his property off of Route 220 South near the Henry County line.
He tried to jump off, but the tractor tipped over .
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((LT. EWELL HUNT: BASICALLY HE WAS PINNED BETWEEN THE LEFT FENDER AND THE GROUND AT THE BASE OF THE DAM AND HE TRIED TO ROLL UP AGAINST A TREE AND IT WAS TOTALLY UPSIDE DOWN AT THAT POINT ON MR. MADDEN.))
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Madden was pronounced dead at the scene.
He was Congressman Virgil Goode's brother-in-law.
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The Senate passed a multi-billion dollar tax cut today.
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By a vote of 57-43, Senate Republicans pushed through a bill calling for 792 billion dollars in tax cuts.
President Clinton has denounced the bill as risky and expensive and has promised to veto.
In addition to battling the White House, the House and Senate have begun scheduling conferences to resolve differences in their two bills.
The Senate's ten-year plan would reduce the 15-percent tax bracket to 14 percent, ease the so-called marriage penalty, reduce estate taxes and increase I-R-A contribution limits.
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It's words -- not action -- in the political battle to solve Roanoke's water crisis.
Today the city renewed its call for cooperation between governments ... while the county says it's sticking to an August deadline for a deal.
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Scott Goldberg has been talking to both sides today and has more this afternoon from the city's reservoir.
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The challenge for elected officials in both the city and the county is proving now that the only hot air we should worry about is the air that's drying up Carvins Cove.
The county says it has water and is ready to sell it.
The city still wants to consider other alternatives.
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Acting city manager Jim Ritchie yesterday accused the county of holding Roanoke hostage.
The county, where water is abundant, is trading water with the city... but wants a long-term fix ... selling the city water at more than double city water rates.
Supervisors chairman Bob Johnson said it would be political suicide to sell water for less than what county residents pay.
And he still wants a deal by August 20th...so people who live in the county but get water from the city can be assured their supply won't dry up.
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((BOB JOHNSON: WE CAN'T WAIT. I JUST CAN'T BE PUT IN A SITUATION WHERE I HAVE TO TELL THE PEOPLE OF NORTH LAKES, WHEN THE CITY REACHES 30-SOMETHING FEET, BY THE WAY, YOU WON'T HAVE ANY WATER TOMORROW. ))
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At six tonight more from both Ritchie and Johnson ... we'll try to answer the question: When will these two sides get together.
We'll also hear from the mayor who says maybe this water crisis isn't as bad as we thought.
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When News 7 at 5 returns - NATO's bombing of a Chinese Embassy will cost the U-S millions of dollars.
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And if it weren't for her - the country might not have known the name - Monica Lewinsky.
Today, Linda Tripp finds herself with legal troubles of her own.
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A key figure in Ken Starr's prosecution of President Clinton has been indicted.
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An additional second count accuses Tripp of illegally disclosing the contents of those tape recordings. Tripp's secretly recorded phone conversations with Monica Lewinsky led to impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill. Each felony carries a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and/or a 10-thousand dollar fine.
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Federal officials say it's not an admission of liability.
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But the U-S will voluntarily pay 4 and a half million dollars in compensation for NATO's bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Yugoslavia.
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The figure is the result of 3 days of talks between a U-S legal advisor and Chinese officials.
Beijing still refuses to accept the U-S explanation that the embassy bombing was a mistake made during the bombing of Kosovo.
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Coming up next on News 7, a local radio station that has brought listeners the sounds of Contemporary Christian music for 5 years celebrates - by bringing a pioneer of the Christian Rock sound to town.
We'll speak with him live, next.
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And later - some say if you go to see this film - be prepared for a scare.
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Some first-hand insight into the brains behind the Blair Witch Project.
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Christian radio station Spirit FM is getting ready to celebrate its fifth birthday tonight and it's doing so by bringing a performer that Contemporary Christian music owes a big debt.
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Joining us now from the Bonsack Baptist Church is one of the founding fathers of Christian Rock, Randy Stonehill. [PATRICK DOES Q&A]
In the 1970's no one had heard of Contemporary Christian music.
But musicians like you, Larry Norman, and Keith Green struggled to get it off the ground. What were those early days like?

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Now most cities of any size have Christian radio, big companies are producing the albums and the acts are crossing over into the mainstream, how have things changed in your eyes and do you feel like it is still getting the message out as well?

Your shows are always known for their fun, do you have anything special planned for tonight?

What's your latest project?

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So it's Spirit F-M's fifth birthday party tonight at Bonsack Baptist Church at 7:30.
It's free, but their will be a love offering taken. [:30 COMM SPOT]


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Coming up in Health Check, the government fights for control over medications prescribed on the internet.
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And an uncommon answer to those summer annoyances: bug bites and sunburn.
How one type of therapy can take away the sting... coming up.
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The government wants tighter controls over Internet sales of prescription drugs.
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The Federal Trade Commission wants Congress to back tighter regulations for Internet pharmacies -- including better disclosure about the pharmacies supplying drugs and the doctors prescribing them. It's illegal for doctors to prescribe in states where they're not licensed to practice medicine. F-T-C officials say Web sites should at least contain names, addresses and phone numbers for the pharmacy and doctor actually dispensing a drug.
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A new morning-after pill with less-severe side effects will soon be available to women.
The emergency contraceptive called "Plan B" reduces the chance of pregnancy from eight-percent to one-percent.
The Food and Drug Administration has given final marketing approval to the treatment.
It causes less nausea and vomiting than current treatments on the market.
It also requires the patient to take just two pills, instead of four.
Plan B will be available by prescription through Planned Parenthood.


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Much of the U-S continues to be in the grips of a heat wave.
Though the heat can be deadly, some of the less severe consequences can still take their toll.
But when it comes to relieving the discomfort of bug bites and sunburn, there's a solution you may not have thought of - right under your nose.
Mary Ann Childers has a look at aromatherapy.
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Thank you Tonya and good afternoon everybody welcome to the hot two minute ticker.
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Winston Cup racing fans get ready for a farewell tour for a veteran driver in the year 2-thousand.
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Three time Winston cup champion Darrell Waltrip is set to announce his retirement after the 2-thousand season.
A report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says Waltrip has make it official next Thursday at a news conference in Indianapolis.
Waltrip leads all active Winston Cup drivers with 84 career victories but hasn't won a race since Darlington in September of 1992. Waltrip finished 25-th at last weeks Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono.
The 52 year old Waltrip sold his team last year and signed a two year sponsorship deal with K-Mart.
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A marathon event has taken over the Dedmon Center Swimming Pool.
The Roanoke Valley Aquatic Association City-County Championship Meet started today.
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19 teams hailing from Roanoke, Salem, Vinton, Botetourt County, Blacksburg and Radford are diving in the pool in search of a medal.
Athletes as young as four up to 40 and over are competing in the two day event.
It takes a lot of volunteers to keep the heats involving more than 11-hundred swimmers moving like clock-work.
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The 36th annual City-County Swim meet continues tomorrow from eight to six .
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Coming up tonight at six, it may be sweltering outside, but for some ICE hockey is always un season. Mike Stevens reports from Redskins' training camp and Steve Mason has the latest on Atlanta Falcon Ken Oxendine.

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Colonial Williamsburg's Master Gunsmith is in town looking for pre-revolutionary rifles.
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They're called "Kentucky rifles," but they were made inVirginia--specifically in the Shenandoah Valley. Salem native Wallace Gusler is trying to catalog area guns for his book on the history of the rifle in Virginia. Each rifle has identifying trademarks of the craftsman such as wood or metal carvings.
Anyone who thinks they have a "Kentucky rifle " should contact the Blue Ridge Institute this weekend.
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Your worst nightmare. Your greatest childhood fears. They're now playing at a theater near you.
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It's not your garden variety horror film.
The Blair Witch Project is an independent film, shot on a shoe-string budget with no script, just a concept for a documentary- type film that scares the pants off you.
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Mary Johnson is a visiting professor from the University of Central Florida-- where she taught all five of the young filmmakers behind this project.
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((THEY JUST STARTED TALKING ABOUT WHAT SCARED THEM AS KIDS. THIS SORT OF BECAME FICTION THAT THEY BUILT AND DECIDED WAS SOMETHING THEY COULD DO CHEAPLY AND WELL. AND IT WAS REALLY EXPERIMENTAL, HIGHLY EXPERIMENTAL, THE WAY THEY DID IT.))


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Dr. Johnson just finished teaching a graduate film and script- writing course at Hollins University.
Keith Humphry will have much more on her and the "Blair Witch Project" tonight on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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