Coming up next on News 7, who's firing shots at the home of a police officer?
And school officials get a tip a student is carrying a gun. The Vice Principal learns the hard way the tip was correct.
A few more hours of scattered showers then a forecast with more sunshine for Tuesday. Details straight ahead.
On health check --
A new study on the effects snoring has on your partner.
And put away the dumbbells -- the latest Hollywood workout is leaning towards flexibility.
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Gunfire rings out at a Philadelphia School- as a Vice Principal breaks up a fight between students.
A tip to school officials came in this morning- alerting them that a student may have a gun.
That tip was right.
When the Vice Principal
attempted to get the weapon from the student the gun went off in the student's pocket- hitting the Vice-Principal in the leg.
Witnesses say the 17-year old student then tried running into other classrooms but students held the doors shut.
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((HE USED A GUN GUNSHOTS NOT IN SCHOOL THOUGH. NOT IN SCHOOL THOUGH.))
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Police say they grabbed the suspect a block away from school and recovered the gun.
The 61 year old vice principal who was shot is at home in good condition.
It wasn't student violence keeping children at home in North Carolina but Mother Nature's fury.
Today almost three weeks after Hurricane Floyd- students went back to class-
Jennifer Jones has more.
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((Schools in eastern North Carolina are opening their doors for the
first time since Hurricane Floyd dumped 20 inches of rain on the region.
Classes started an hour later than usual Monday, giving school
buses extra time to drop off students... eager to get back to their
studies... and to their daily routines.
Karen Scott/crisis counselor:
"They're just kinda excited to be back to school. I think they got bored
with the vacation and I think they're ready to be back."
Children returned to tidy classrooms -- thanks in part to volunteers who helped with repairs. Faculty members are now replacing
much-needed supplies. They're also prepared to offer students counseling.
FAYE TAYLOR/EDGECOMBE, PRINCIPAL:
WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO TALK WITH EVERY SINGLE CHILD'S PARENT AND SO
THEREFORE WE'RE REALLY ANXIOUS TODAY TO GET THEM ALL BACK IN AND SEE EXACTLY WHAT THE STATUS IS FOR EACH OF OUR CHILDREN.
But even at school... there are still reminders of Floyd. Just down the hallway from classes at Tarboro High... are displaced
families... who are still using the gym as a shelter because they are unable to return home.
Jennifer Jones, CBS News, Charlotte, NC.))
Searchers are scouring a rugged area of central Colorado for a three-year-old boy who disappeared Saturday during a hike with family friends.
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Overnight temperatures in the area are dropping below freezing, but officials say searchers are optimistic because the boy was wearing several layers of clothing.
Besides the weather, searchers are concerned because the boy was walking on a trail that in some sections runs along a river.
A missing Pittsylvania County woman has turned up safe ... but now she has some questions to answer.
24-year-old (KIER-sten) Kirsten Lee Worsham disappeared nearly two weeks ago- leaving behind two small children ... and launching a county-wide search.
Authorities say she returned to her family Saturday, when her car broke down near Danville.
But deputies say the family didn't let THEM know until yesterday so the search went on.
Worsham has said she was staying with a male friend.
Worsham could face criminal charges- more on that coming up on News 7 at Six.
Investigators are trying to determine who fired shots into a policeman's home early Friday morning.
The officer is a lieutenant with the Radford Police department, but lives in neighboring Pulaski County. He was inside his home at the time with his family.
Sheriff's investigators say the bullets entered the house but no one was injured.
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Still to come on News 7 at 5, a jury hammers State Farm, for the replacement parts it wants installed in damaged cars.
And he was once a radio reporter, now a condemned killer. The Supreme Court decides whether he gets a second chance in court.
A jury in Illinois has sent a 456-million dollar message to State Farm, one of the country's largest insurers.
The jury held State Farm liable for cheating customers ... when it ordered body shops to use substandard repair parts.
The company is based in Bloomington Illinois. It says the parts do not affect driver safety and help hold down insurance costs.
A company spokesman says State farm will not immediately change its policy .. but left the door open for a review of that policy in the future.
The U.S. Supreme Court is refusing to hear a claim by a former radio reporter now facing a death sentence.
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Mumia Abu-Jamal is a one-time Black Panther convicted of shooting a Philadelphia police officer to death in 19-81.
Thousands of supporters have staged demonstrations in the years since, demanding a new trial.
Abu-Jamal says he was denied a fair trial the first time around.
But the Supreme Court upheld earlier rulings in Pennsylvania.
The Henry County Sheriff's office released details today of a shooting death Friday evening.
41 year old Rosa Lee Thomas of Bassett is charged with murder. Investigators say she shot 38 year old Bobby Dale Scott to death at her home.
The Sheriff's office says a handgun believed used in the shooting has been recovered.
Some neighbors of the Elizabeth Campus in Salem want a judge to stop a city water-tower project.
Nora Smith lives near the site on Lynchburg Turnpike.
She says the 12-story tower will be an eyesore both day and night, with it's aircraft warning lights.
The tower is part of the Y-M-C-A expansion project.
In the lawsuit, Smith and four of her neighbors say the city is violating its own zoning code for residential areas.
It's the third suit filed by citizens trying to stop development of the property.
The City Attorney says he's still reviewing the case.
The Supreme Court weighs in on the Ocean's most famous shipwreck, and the man who found that wreck is in Roanoke today with comment, Patrick Evans has the story...
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The Supreme Court has sunk a move aimed at keeping tourists away from wreckage of the Titanic.
The company with exclusive rights to salvage artifacts from the Titanic had appealed a lower court ruling .. that permits tourists to visit
R-M-S Titanic argued the visits would encourage lawlessness and anarchy on the high seas. It also said there's a risk to the
salvage of historic wrecks.
But, without comment, the high court has turned away those arguments.
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One of America's grandest performance halls re-opens tonight. Still ahead, a look inside Radio City.
And just ahead healthcheck, do you lose sleep when your partner snores? A new study suggests you could have plenty of company.
And Health Insurance. Who is least likely to have it. The numbers are getting bigger.
Bulky weight training is OUT and long and lean muscles are IN.
There's Taebo, high impact, low impact, weights, spinning, conditioning, swimming, every type of exercise class you can think of to get you in shape.
Now there's a new fitness trend that's actually been around for years.
Anne Peterson explains.
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(( VTR PKG This may
look like any type
of floor exercise
class... but it's
not. This is the
Pilates method ...
by German born
which combines the
eastern and western
forms of exercise
including yoga and
"it puts your body
do and that's what
helps lengthen the
Carrie Cohn is an
Health Plus... one
of the first
fitness centers in
Kansas City to
She says what
makes this workout
movement is slower
concentrates on abs
and lower back...
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"The Pilates method
is nothing new.
It's been an
integral part of
since the 1920's.
country and you
probably won't be
- - -
people in Hollywood
are doing it."
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"It's alot more
strenuous than you
would think as an
observer. You have
to contract muscles
alot and hold
creates muscle burn."
"it involves alot
of balance and ab
...that's why I
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"it's almost a
relaxing way to use
Anne Peterson for CBS News.))
The Center at Walnut Grove in Shawsville is the only exercise studio offering Pilates in the Roanoke Valley.
A new study on snoring finds it may be affecting NOT just the health of the person who snores -- but their partner as well.
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Research at the Mayo Clinic shows when one spouse snores, the other one loses an average of one hour of sleep per night.
Breathing devices help cure the problem.
And there are many, but none is considered 100-percent effective.
A sleep disorders expert in Minnesota says snoring can even be a contributing factor to divorce -- if it leads to a la
ck of intimacy.
Federal health officials are taking new steps to fight AIDS behind bars.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's handing out seven (m) million dollars in grants to prisons in seven states
to develop H-I-V prevention programs.
The C-D-C says this should provide H-I-V prevention services to a ``population that might otherwise be missed.''
A new survey says about one in six Americans had no health insurance last year.
According to the Census Bureau, nearly forty million Americans went without coverage in 19-98. That's roughly a million more than in 19-97.
The groups most likely to have no health insurance were young adults between the ages of 18 and 24, as well as people with lower levels of
education, and Hispanics.
Good afternoon everybody, the two minute sports ticker here on News 7 gets started over the Hooville today.
The Virginia Cavaliers fell out of the top 25 college rankings this week thanks to their 31-to-7 setback at the hands of 5th ranked Virginia Tech on Saturday.
The team has now had time to digest the loss, and this afternoon the players and coaches had this to say about their second setback of the season.
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Jeff Gordon found his way back to victory lane at the Martinsville Speedway yesterday, but he also made sure his new crew chief came along for the ride.
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Brian Whitesell made his Winston Cup debut as a crew chief by winning his first race out of the blocks.
He's a 1987 Virginia Tech graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering, and during his four year stay in Blacksburg he knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life.
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More on Whitesell and his "Hometown" ties to the area tonight on News 7 at Six.
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Finally, NASCAR officials in Daytona Beach, Florida say they have yet to decide whether or not they plan to fine Winston Cup driver Tony Stewart who lost his cool yesterday after getting wrecked by Kenny Irwin.
Stewart recorded his worst ever Winston Cup finish yesterday finishing 41st.
Take care everybody and don't throw things.
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Tonight is the big re-opening for a New York
City landmark that's known across the country.
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Radio City Music Hall open its doors again -- after undergoing a 70 (m) million-dollar, seven-month restoration.
A small army of electricians, carpenters, metal workers and others replaced the six miles of faded neon lights on the hall's famous marquee.
They also rewired 15-hundred chandeliers and re-insulated walls to improve the acoustics.
A star-studded event kicks off the landmark's new look.
It's the building's first major renovation since opening in 1932.