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Roadblocks, pepper spray, even gunfire, couldn't stop a suspect who led police on a one hour chase through the streets of Roanoke early yesterday morning..
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It all started on Campbell Avenue at Market Square, when an officer tried to pull over a vehicle going the wrong way down this one way street.
Police say the driver, Gary Wayne Proctor, wouldn't stop and lead them on a pursuit into Old Southwest.
He allegedly rammed a white car underneath a porch of a house, hit several vehicles including a police car and tried to hit a pedestrian.
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((JEFF JANSEN: HE WAS JUST BOUNCING OFF CARS, POLICE HAD HIM BLOCKED IN SO TO SPEAK. HE WAS BASHING CARS, BACK AND FORTH, REVERSE, AND FORWARD UP IN THE YARDS))
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Police fired seven shots at Proctor, but didn't hit him.
After he was finally captured, police charged Proctor with five counts of attempted malicious wounding, possession of a concealed weapon, failure to stop for police and driving the wrong way on a one way street.
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Labor leader Lane Kirkland is being remembered as a man who helped re-unite the country's labor unions.
The 77-year old former President of the AFL-CIO died Saturday.
Ten years ago, he was arrested in Southwest Virginia while rallying with striking coal miners.
Eric Earnhart covered the story in 1989 and has more.
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(( The United Mine Worker's of a America's strike against the Pittston Coal Company began in a region geographically, and in many ways culturally isolated from the rest of the world.
But the fight quickly caught Lane Kirkland's attention as he worked to re-energize union membership nation-wide.



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This show of force came just hours before negotiations were scheduled to begin in New York... The union has vowed to keep the pressure on Pittston.

It was a battle made up of powerful images.... miners sitting in road blocking coal trucks... carried to jail as others took their place, and Kirkland stepped right into the middle of it.

(Kirkland speech---protest)



In a move to show Southwest Virginia miners would not have to stand alone... he led a delegation of 18 labor leaders to Lebanon, gathered on the steps of the Russell County Courthouse, joining UMW president Rich Trumka.

(Trumka speech--protest)


and then they sat down sat down, blocking access to the building...
Kirkland wanted to be arrested, and he was... The image of Kirkland and UMW president Rich Trumka going to jail together energized the miners who flocked to a union rally later in the day, where Kirkland once again brought the union membership back together.

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The miners eventually got and approved a new contract, declaring victory...
As for the courthouse incident, a judge dismissed all charges against Kirkland, Trumka, and the other labor leaders involved, citing their good behavior following their arrest.))


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Taking a look at your Monday forecast... it will be partly sunny with winds out of the east. Temperatures will continue to stay seasonal with high's in the upper 80's- to low 90's. Tonight will be partly cloudy with calm winds. Temperatures will be in the low-to-mid 60's. The extended outlook...


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A travel note for motorist this morning.
An accident in Roanoke County has closed Route 116 near the Franklin County line.
Dispatchers say a beer truck overturned around midnight and crews are still working to clean up the accident.
The accident happened near the intersection with Carr (Roos) Rouse Road.

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Meantime, driving will be bit smoother through downtown Roanoke this morning.
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The southbound lanes of Williamson between Salem and Campbell Avenues have finally reopened after being closed for about a month.
The street was shut down because the city was concerned that the Old Shenandoah Hotel might fall on it.
An anchor system has now been installed to brace the exterior wall of the hotel.
The Old Shenandoah hotel is being renovated by Center in the Square for future use by the Mill Mountain theater.
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In this week's webwatch report,
The latest in computer technology for the car and a trip to the home of the Blair Witch.
Eric Earnhart has details.
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(([intro]
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Internet access is moving from the desktop to the dashboard. General Motors will test market cars with voice-activated internet service. It's creating an independed unit called E-GM, to coordinate all it's internet activities.

You've felt drought and seen the numbers, but if you want to really SEE how low Carvin's Cove is, save yourself a trip by visiting the Cove-cam on the Roanoke city website... City officials hope in re-inforces the need for on-going mandatory water restrictions.

Internet postage is almost online. Two websites are up... Stamps-dot-com will offer free software and should begin selling online next month.... E-Stamp is up and running now, but you have to buy a small piece of hardware that plugs into the back of your computer. Both sites let you print the stamp directly on your envelope... other companies are expected to follow suit.

Want to know the Truth behind the Blair Witch Project? Ask the "witches" themselves.
So many people got caught up in the legend created by the film-makes, the people of Burkittsville Maryland set up a website telling folks IT'S JUST A MOVIE!!!
The site reveals the real history of the small town, and, if you send them them a nice, a creative letter with a self-addressed stamped envelope, the folks in Burkittsville say they'll try to write back, and you'll have a stamp with an authentic Burkittsville postmark.

For links to these sites, click on WebWatch, on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ-7-dot-com.))

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The awards have been handed out at this year's Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax.
Top honors went to a (Doe-broe) dobro player from Jefferson, North Carolina.
Randy Pasley was named "best all-around performer."
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Thousands of fans of bluegrass and old-time music gathered in Felts Park all week for the 64th annual convention.


Bragging rights and twenty- thousand dollars in cash prizes were at stake in the individual and band competitions.
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The group, M-T-V, from Bristol won the bluegrass band contest.
And the New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters, from Galax, were named the top old- time band.
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We have a list of ALL the winners posted on our website-- go to WDBJ-7-com and click on WebWatch.
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Taking a look now at your back-to-work forecast...
After morning clouds and fog clear out, we'll see partly sunny skies today and highs around 90.
Partly cloudy overnight, with lows in the mid 60s.
The extended forecast this week looks mostly sunny until Thursday..when scattered thunderstorms are possible.
Highs in the 90s...lows in the upper 60s.


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One man is dead and another has been charged with murder in Pittsylvania County.
Authorities say 36 year old Kevin Blake Keen was stabbed in the chest shortly before 10 last night in the Cascade Community.
He was pronounced dead shortly after he arrived the hospital
37 year old Troy Anthony Potter was arrested and charged with Keen's murder and is being held without bond in the Pittsylvania County jail.

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It was like an episode from the program COPS. Police were led on a chase through the streets of Roanoke yesterday morning.
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It all started on Campbell Avenue at Market Square, when an officer tried to pull over a vehicle going the wrong way down this one way street.
Police say the driver, Gary Wayne Proctor, wouldn't stop and lead them on a pursuit into Old Southwest.
He rammed this white car underneath a porch of a house, hit several vehicles including a police car and tried to hit a pedestrian.
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((JEFF JANSEN: HE WAS JUST BOUNCING OFF CARS, POLICE HAD HIM BLOCKED IN SO TO SPEAK. HE WAS BASHING CARS, BACK AND FORTH, REVERSE, AND FORWARD UP IN THE YARDS))
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Police fired seven shots at Proctor, but didn't hit him.
After he was finally captured, police charged Proctor with five counts of attempted malicious wounding, possession of a concealed weapon, failure to stop for police and driving the wrong way on a one way street.
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[8S-Goode]


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An article in a Capitol Hill newspaper reporting that 5th District Congressman Virgil Goode was tempted with an offer from Republicans to switch parties, has provoked people to questions his intentions.
But as Marya Jones reports the real question is whether a difference in party affiliation really matters to voters.


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(( He's pro-gun, pro-tobacco and anti-abortion. But, from the beginning, Virgil Goode has insisted he's a full-fledged Democrat.
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((REP. VIRGIL GOODE: I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A DEMOCRAT AND I WILL STAY A DEMOCRAT.)) [RUNS:04]
But ever since Republicans reportedly dangled the offer of a House appropriations seat, Goode's position has become insistently vague.
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((REP. VIRGIL GOODE: I'M JUST GOING TO LOOK AT 2000 WHEN 2000 COMES AND HOPE THAT I'LL BE ABLE TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION.)) [RUNS:08]
Outside Danville's Post Office, many 5th District voters say they stand behind the man and not the party.
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((NORMA HOWARD: IT'S A MATTER OF WHAT HE STANDS FOR AND THE PROGRAMS THAT HE'S INVOLVED IN AND WHAT HE'S DONE FOR THE LOCAL ECONOMY AND I THINK HE'S DONE A GOOD JOB. )) [RUNS:09]
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((JOE NORTHEN: I HAVE VOTED FOR HIM IN THE PAST AND UNLESS I KNOW SOMETHING VERY DIFFERENT ABOUT HIM IN THE FUTURE, I PROBABLY WOULD VOTE FOR HIM AGAIN. MARYA JONES/NEWS 7: REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT? NORTHEN: YES, REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT.)) [RUNS:10]
Fifth District Republican Party Chair Tucker Watkins says Goode already votes more like a Virginia Republican. That's why Watkins claims his party has made an offer that'll be hard for Goode to pass up.
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((TUCKER WATKINS/5TH DISTRICT REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIR: I THINK IT'S A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY FOR VIRGIL GOODE TO HAVE MORE CLOUT IN CONGRESS. AND WITH THAT, BRING MORE BENEFITS TO THE FIFTH DISTRICT.)) [RUNS:07]
Danville Delegate Whitt Clement says Democrats won't let Goode go without a fight.
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((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT/(D) DANVILLE: I WOULD THINK THAT THOSE POWERS THAT BE WOULD STAND TO MATCH WHATEVER OFFER IS ON THE TABLE.)) [RUNS:05]
For now, voters in the Fifth District are speculating on exactly where Goode will land.
But Goode says if he DOES make an announcement, voters in his home district will be the first to know.
Marya Jones, News 7, Danville.))

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Before we wrap up this morning...here's one more look at today's weather...
Turning partly sunny, with afternoon highs near 90.
Partly cloudy tonight with calm winds and lows near 65.
The extended outlook stays rather hot this week....with mostly sunny skies through Wednesday and scattered showers and storms possible on Thursday.
Highs around 90...lows in the upper 60s.


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