Next on News 7-
The story of a Christiansburg mom who found a Band-Aid in her son's fast food.
And he's known as Spiderman- but what happens when he loses his steam half way up the building.
And Mike Stevens checks out one strongman on the Tech defense.
News 7 is coming up next.
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((PAM JORDAN/PRENTICE JORDANS MOTHER: I GUESS HE DID WHAT HE WANTED TO DO HE HAD SAID HE WANTED TO KILL MY SON. ))
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As suspected killer Timothy Buford goes in front of the judge today, the victim's mother speaks out.
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Buford will not be returning to Virginia anytime soon.
He's fighting extradition after the murder of a Roanoke teenager.
Today he went before a judge in North Carolina on murder and weapons charges.
Kate Weidaw joins us from the newsroom with details.
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After hundreds of tips to authorities on where Buford may be located, police finally tracked him down over two hundred miles away from Roanoke. The arrest is a welcome relief for Prentice Jordan's family, as well as authorities.
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((The two week search for 23 year old Timothy Buford ended in this motel in Raleigh, North Carolina Tuesday afternoon.
He was registered to the room under someone else's name but thanks to a tip, police were able to find him.
According to authorities it didn't take long for Buford to surrender.
((LT. G.S. BRITT/RALEIGH POLICE OFFICER: OUR HOSTAGE NEGOTIATOR PERSON TALKED TO HIM FOR 20 MINUTES AND HE FINALLY CAME OUT WITHOUT INCIDENT.))
Buford is charged with killing 19 year old Prentice Jordan at Easley's night club last month.
The arrest has brought some closure for the Jordan family.
((PAM JORDAN/PRENTICE JORDAN'S MOTHER: I'M VERY MUCH RELIEVED BUT I'M STILL HURTING LIKE I SAID NOTHING CAN TAKE THE PLACE OF MY SON BEING HERE.))
The family's not surprised that Buford is the suspect.
((PAM JORDAN/PRENTICE JORDAN'S MOTHER: FOR THE PAST YEAR OR SO HE WAS OUT TO GET PRENTICE HE HAD SHOT AT HIM SEVERAL TIMES SHOT AT MY HOUSE ALSO.))
((TASHA JORDAN/PRENTICE JORDAN'S SISTER: HE ALWAYS PICK ON MY BROTHER AND THROW UP THE SYMBOL LTP BABY JUST DOING HIS HAND LIKE THAT LETTING US KNOW WHO HE WAS.))
Jordan's cousin says he's upset police didn't find Buford before he got to Raleigh.
((PETEY JORDAN/PRENTICE JORDAN'S COUSIN: IT TOOK RALEIGH DURHAM TO GET THIS MAN ALL THE WAY INTO ANOTHER STATE. THAT IS SAD.))
Despite his disappointment with authorities - he, like everyone else in the neighborhood - is relieved Buford is finally in custody.))
Because Buford refused extradition back to Virginia he will have another court hearing in North Carolina in 30 days.
But he could be there up to three months before a warrant for extradition is issued.
The Jordan family says when he returns to Virginia they will be in the court room.
A Montgomery County woman who sued a local fast food restaurant over a Band-Aid got a partial victory today.
The Band-Aid was in an order of biscuits and gravy Christy Krafft says she bought at McDonald's on North Franklin Street in Christiansburg.
Krafft says she noticed her son gagging so she told him to spit his food out.
She says that's when she realized he'd been chewing on a Band-Aid that appeared have blood on it.
Krafft was also eating sausage gravy that day-- two years ago.
Since then she and her son have both tested negatively for H-I-V.
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((DUTTON OLINGER/FAMILY'S ATTORNEY: IT'S BEEN A REAL TRAUMA TO HER, SHE'S SUFFERED FROM DEPRESSION BECAUSE OF IT, VOMITING.
CHRISTY KRAFFT/CHILD'S MOTHER: I TRIED TO GET THEM TO GET THEIR EMPLOYEES TESTED, I TRIED TO GET THEM TO SEND THE Band-Aid OFF FOR ANALYSIS, BASICALLY THEY WOULDN'T HELP ME DO ANYTHING, NEVER APOLOGIZED.))
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An attorney for McDonald's says the restaurant isn't responsible.
((MARY BETH NASH/MCDONALD'S ATTORNEY: MCDONALD'S CONDUCTED ITS OWN INVESTIGATION RIGHT AFTER MS. KRAFFT CALLED AND THEY INSPECTED THEIR EMPLOYEES HANDS AND DIDN'T FIND ANY EVIDENCE OF BAND-AIDS OR CUTS OF ANY TYPE.))
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Krafft sued McDonald's on behalf of herself and her son.
Today a judge ordered the restaurant to pay the little boy 25-hundred dollars in damages.
But did NOT award Krafft damages because she did NOT actually bite into the Band-Aid.
Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center
Despite the recent rains, farms and livestock are still in need. Help came today from the Virginia National Guard as soldiers helped feed cows in Bedford County.
They trucked in about 25-hundred dollars worth of hay for farmers who had called a drought emergency hotline. Each farmer got about four days' worth for free. The hay comes from hog farms in Eastern Virginia. The Farm Bureau says many farmers will run out of hay around Christmas time, in the dead of winter.
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Farmers who need hay or water can call this drought hotline -- 888-824-2457.
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Unfortunate ... but not unbearable.
That's the reaction in Martinsville to a major employer's demise.
Pluma confirmed today it's going out of business and closing all of its apparel factories.
Company-wide, 950 people will get laid off.
That includes 375 in Martinsville ... where workers and officials said prospects look good for finding new jobs.
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((SHERRY RAMSEY: THE FORTUNATE NEWS IS WE'VE GOT SO MANY OTHER COMPANIES GROWING, THESE 375 PEOPLE CAN FIND A JOB. THEY'RE OUT THERE. IN THE COMMUNITY.))
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Pluma officials blame the shutdown on a huge debt the company can't recover.
Pluma expects to close for good by December.
At least 14 people are dead and 37 injured after a powerful explosion destroyed a Moscow apartment building today.
Initial reports indicate the explosion was caused by natural gas, but security officials are checking for explosives.
Emergency personnel say as many as 150 people may be trapped in the debris... Fire and smoke are hindering rescue efforts.
Liberty University is mourning the loss of the student who drowned in Amherst County yesterday.
19-year old Taryn Marie Kelly of Washington State went under at Scott's Mill Dam.
Investigators believe she was sucked into currents made stronger by weekend rain.
Several friends jumped in to try and save her but were unsuccessful.
Six weeks ago, a home in Salem was declared uninhabitable after authorities removed dozens of cats. Today it was torn down.
Animal control officers found more than fifty live cats, and twenty- five dead ones when they were called to the home in late July.
Located on Apperson Drive, the home was demolished this morning.
The former residents still face misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty.
A horrifying case of child abuse - a 6-year old found chained to a bed in California.
The mother admits she kept the girl chained up on and off for the last five years.
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((IT'S HORRIBLE. THERE'S NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE IT. WHEN THEY BROUGHT THE LITTLE GIRL OUT AND PUT HERE IN THE AMBULANCE SHE WAS COVERED WITH FECES. SHE WAS CHAINED TO THE BED SINCE SHE WAS ONE YEAR OLD.
The girl was found shackled to a bedpost with a long heavy chain. Human and animal feces were everywhere- The little girl was lifted out of the room wearing only a diaper.
It was a neighbor who alerted authorities after hearing about a girl possible imprisoned in the home.
No one had seen her in years.
Her mother 39 year old Cindy Topper and grandfather 76 year old Loren Bess are now in jail.
SGT. PERI PORTALES/SHERIFF'S DEPT: BOTH OF THEM WERE VERY AWARE OF HOW THE CHILD WAS LIVING- LIVING IN HER OWN FECES LIVING WITH NOTHING BUT TRASH IN HER ROOM.))
The girl can not speak- only moan. She is being treated for malnourishment and is in stable condition.
It appears Janet Reno has chosen a former Republican senator to investigate the Waco Standoff.
Government officials say the Attorney General will appoint John Danforth tomorrow.
Meanwhile Senator Trent Lott now says he has doubts about who started the fire at the branch Davidian compound.
Lott says he believes the government withheld evidence about its use of force. He thinks its time for Janet Reno to step down.
The Governor has stern words of advice for college and university Boards of Visitors.
Details coming up.
Plus another hat in the ring for the Presidential race.
((I'M MORE INTERESTED IN LEADERSHIP THAN POLLS AND POLITICS.))
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But the polls show Democrat Bill Bradley is now in a dead heat with Al Gore.
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((GOOD EVENING EVERYONE, THIS IS DENISE ALLEN IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS DEPARTMENT. THE HOKIES AND THE HIGHLANDERS BATTLE IT OUT ON THE SOCCER FIELD. WE'LL HEAR FROM TECH AND UVA ABOUT THIS WEEKEND'S FOOTBALL CONTESTS. DALE JARRETT TALKS ABOUT HIS WEEKEND PLANS AND LIBERTY GETTING A NEW BOYS BASKETBALL COACH. THOSE STORIES AND MORE LATER IN SPORTS.))
He's talked about it for years.
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Today Democratic Senator Bill Bradley took the plunge announcing his candidacy for President.
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((BILL BRADLEY/D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF POLITICIANS, MAYBE MORE.... LAUGHTER... THOSE YOU TALK AND PROMISE AND THOSE WHO LISTEN AND DO. I KNOW WHICH ONE I AM. CHEERS.))
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The three-term Senator and former NBA basketball star says he wants to decrease child poverty and increase the number of Americans with health insurance.
Governor Gilmore says its time to put the brakes on the cost of college.
And he expects College and University Boards of Visitors to carry out his wishes.
At today's meeting of the Governor's Commission on Higher Education, Education Secretary Wilbert Bryant said board members have a responsibility to question and reject unwarranted hikes in student fees.
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((WILBERT BRYANT/EDUCATION SECRETARY; WE DON'T WANT TO DILUTE THE SAVINGS THAT WERE CREATED AS A RESULT OF THIS 20 PERCENT ROLL BACK, AND THAT'S WHY WE ASK THE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO HOLD THE LINE ON FEE INCREASED IN THOSE NON E AND G MANDATORY FEES. ))
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Student fees went up at most Virginia Colleges and Universities this year.
The United States now says it is unlikely that U-S troops will be sent to Indonesia.
Violence has plagued the nation since a vote of independence in East Timor.
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((WILLIAM COHEN/DEFENSE SECRETARY: WE'RE CALLING ON THE GOVERNMENT OF INDONESIA TO BRING THE EAST TIMORESE MILITIA UNDER CONTROL.))
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The United Nations has pulled most of its people from East Timor - leaving only a skeletal staff.
A war of words between Virginia's Attorney General and the A-C-L-U... over pink hair.
We'll have an update.
And he's dubbed Spiderman - but luckily he carries a cell phone.
It got him out of trouble today.
We'll have the story.
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A Richmond middle-school student who was sent home because of her pink hair was allowed back to class today.
Attorney General Mark Earley blasted the A-C-L-U today for its defense of the girl...
Earley called the ACLU's letter on the "expressive rights" of students "a misguided attempt to micro-manage our schools... and to intimidate schoolteachers and administrators."
A controversial program that teaches officers to kick and strike juvenile inmates will stay in place for another month.
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The Virginia Juvenile Justice Board still says it needs more info on how other states handle violent inmates.
"Handle With Care Plus" has drawn criticism since state Juvenile Justice director Gerald Glenn put it in place WITHOUT board approval earlier this year.
The program's creators say Glenn is courageous to give his officers the tools they need.
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But opponents say staffing should be increased before body blows are allowed.
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((DOW CHAMBERLAIN/VIRGINIA INMATE ADVOCATE: THIS PROBLEM HAS EMERGED BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT ISOLATED THE LESS THAN FIVE PERCENT OF THE YOUTH WHO HAVE SOME VERY SEVERE PROBLEMS FROM THE REST OF THE POPULATION.))
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The board has tabled a decision on the program twice this summer.
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He's known as spiderman - tonight he makes Video of the Day.
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Alain Robert climbs buildings around the world using only his hands and feet.
Today he went for a corporate complex near Paris-
With a crowd looking on, Robert scaled the building-
But halfway up, he ran into trouble.
Thank goodness for mobile phones- Robert used one to call for help.
A fire brigade quickly moved in.
A rapeller made his way to Robert bringing him to the ground-
Robert has scaled 30 skyscrapers including the Sears Tower and Empire State building.
Firefighters say he may have been overcome by today's hot weather.
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In sports, highlights from the Tech-Radford soccer game, words from the Hokies, UVA and Dale Jarrett.
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First our extra point, The Williams sisters make up half of the participants in the U-S Open Women's semifinals
Serena Williams joined her sister Venus in the semis by ousting Monica Seles.
Lindsay Davenport survived two match points to beat Mary Pierce.
For the men Yevgeny Kafelnikov (yehv-JEH'-nee kah-FEHL'-nih-kawf)
advanced. Andre Agassi is playing now.
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Virginia Tech made the short trip down to Radford last night looking for its third straight win.
The Lady Highlanders had tied their season opener and won on Saturday.
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Some future Highlanders were hoping their larger counterparts would get easy goals like this.
And Radford gets the opportunity to tie it up as Karen Dellavia takes the direct kick, it's off the post, but Kelly Quesinberry is there to take out the trash.
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Tech would go ahead off the corner kick but the Hokies needed extra minutes to beat the Highlanders 4- to -3.
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Points leader Dale Jarrett stopped in Lexington to help Rick Mast raise money for the Rockbridge Area Free Clinic.
Jarrett is on top of the of the Winston Cup standings, 168 points ahead of Mark Martin.
He's seen his lead decrease because of poor showings in the last two races.
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The drivers head to Richmond this weekend.
Jarrett's done well there, winning the the Pontiac Excitement 400 in May.
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Virginia journeys to Death Valley, this weekend
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a place that gave new life to Marshall last week.
The Thundering Herd beat the Tigers 13-10 and handed Clemson coach Tommy Bowden his first loss since November of 1997.
One key for the Tigers will be catching UVa''s Thomas Jones by the tail.
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((TOMMY BOWDEN/CLEMSON HEAD COACH:))
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A sellout crowd will watch Virginia Tech play UAB in Lane Stadium this weekend.
But Mike Stevens says the main concern for the Blazers will be scoring.
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((Back in 1997 the Hokies smothered the Blazers on Worsham Field and posted an easy 37-to-nothing win. Last year it was even more devastating - a 41-to-nothing rout in Birmingham.
But this Blazer team is improved as witnessed by its near upset of Missouri last weekend.
Michael Vick isn't the only one coming back from an injury this week. Linebacker Jake Houseright has also been cleared by doctors to practice this week and he will likely play on Saturday. In Blacksburg Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))
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Still to come, Steve Mason begins another season of Hometown Hoops Weekly and
A new steward will take the helm of the Liberty Boys Basketball team.
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Sources tell News 7 sports that Derek Elmore will officially be named the new Liberty high school boys head coach tonight at the Bedford School Board Meeting.
Elmore will replace Mark Hanks, who left the Minutemen program recently.
Elmore has served as an assistant under
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Hanks for the last two seasons.
He played at Northside and then at ODAC power Emory & Henry.
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The girls basketball season is underway and that means Hometown Hoops Weekly.
Here's Steve Mason.
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((STEVE MASON: HOMETOWN HOOPS WEEKLY BEGINS IT'S FOURTH SEASON WITH A BIG TIME MESSAGE TO ALL HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES FROM PLAYERS, COACHES AND EVEN ONE OF THE ACC'S LEADING LADIES, SAY NO TO DRUGS AND ALCOHOL. WE TIP OFF THE SEASON WITH A CAMPAIGN THAT REFUSES TO LOSE. ))
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((Graduation from William Fleming, and now Wake Forest women's basketball coach, achievements that gave Charlene Curtis the right to lay it on the line at Salem high school's say no to drug, alcohol and tobacco pledge night. The highly successful Lady Spartan hoopsters joined their parents in signing on the dotted line in an effort to eliminate the drugs and alcohol that can only hurt.
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Liberty high school's drug awareness program is spear headed by the county. Players must sign a say no to drugs or alcohol and then ink their permission slip to play. According to one athlete, awareness is up and usage is down.
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William Byrd head coach Debbie Williams Arthur is the sponsor of the drug free youth in Roanoke program. She teams up with the police department to educate kids on the negatives of drugs and alcohol, taking just say no a step further. ))
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