Next on News 7, three people are injured, one critically following two separate bomb blasts in Lousia County.
and downtown Nashville tries to recover from yesterday's devastating tornados.
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In medical news --
New findings show breast milk can protect infants from a deadly disease. (----------------)
And no excuses, it's an exercise everyone can do and some local senior citizens are taking advantage of it.
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It could be a case of a serial bomber- after two separate bombings today injure three people in Louisa County.
Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
A shop owner says he heard a cry for help after one blast.
Russ Bane runs a store across the street from a Pizza Hut restaurant.
He says he heard a muffled explosion and a shout for help.
He went outside and found a woman lying on the ground. Another woman was yelling for help.
Sabrina Johnson Brewer is now in critical conditon.
Two other people were hurt when a bomb went off inside a home in nearby Mineral- Both suffered burns on their arms.
That bomb was apparently hidden in a tackle box.
Federal agents and state police are investigating.
A store manager in Blacksburg has come forward with a new version of how police handled the shooting of a suspect three years ago.
They were trying to serve a warrant on Maurice Taylor INSIDE the drug store. He pulled a B-B gun on them, and 18 shots were fired.
Store manager Paul Scarafino says the body was moved and police tried to cover up evidence of shots fired into the floor.
[IN Q=To investigate]
((TO INVESTIGATE THIS IS VERY DIFFICULT. BULLET HOLES IN ONE SPOT, THE BODY IN ANOTHER. NOW WE KNOW HE WAS MOVED. ))
[SUPER=01-Bill Cruey/Attorney for Taylor's Family]
[OUT Q=HE WAS MOVED.]
Scarafino says rescue squad members refused to treat Taylor, because they'd been told he'd shot a police officer.
But he says one of the rescue workers insisted the handcuffs be removed, and an effort was made to revive Taylor.[5
Bassett Furniture Industries says it wants to find a friendly resolution to a dispute over death benefits.
Gabino Iberra was killed on the job three years ago during an accident at a Bassett plant.
His parents, who live in Mexico, say their son supported them financially and believe they are entitled to death benefits.
Bassett Furniture Industries and its insurance company have vigorously fought the claim but are now softening their position.
Bassett would not comment on how it plans to go about reaching this friendly resolution.
It's feast or famine for Virginia museums and cultural centers.
Governor Jim Gilmore is suggesting taking away all state money in the second year of the new two-year budget for museums and cultural activities NOT owned by the state.
[IN Q=I think]
((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I THINK THAT WE HAVE TO BE REALISTIC. WE HAVE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS NOW GIVEN MONEY AWAY TO NON-STATE AGENCIES. AGENCIES THAT ARE NOT PART OF THE COMMONWEALTH. TAXPAYER MONEY. AND MUCH OF IT IS GOOD FOR COMMUNITIES, AND SOMETHING THAT I THINK CERTAINLY IS A SPENDING PRIORITY THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY COULD MAKE. BUT NOT WHEN YOU GO UP 13- HUNDRED PERCENT SINCE 1993.))
[OUT Q=since 1993.]
Gilmore's recommending that a policy be developed to handle budget requests from the so-called "non-state agencies."
He'd use the money saved in the cut to come up with all 110-million dollars state lawmakers want for school construction.
The Governor's also asking lawmakers to next week approve 14-hundred new elementary school teachers-- on top of the 600 already in the new budget.
He'd pay for that by cutting back college and university faculty pay increases.[5-TN-Tornados]
They're cleaning up and assessing the damage in Tennessee- after yesterdays string of tornadoes.
This is what it looked like in downtown Nashville when the twister hit.
These pictures were taken from a TV tower camera- showing electrical transformers exploding as the storm roared through.
Hundreds of people were injured and thousands of lives were affected-
((WE WERE STANDING IN THE DOOR. WE THOUGHT WE'D SEEN A WOOPING. WE STARTED PRAYING. IT WASNT' EVEN TWO SECONDS LATER WE LOOKED AT MY CARE, MY CAR IS GONE. THE TOP OF THE BUILDING IS GONE WE WERE INSIDE THE BUILDING. GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME.))
((WELL WE'LL HAVE A GIGANTIC CLEANUP BUT NOTHING IN COMPARISON TO THE LOSS OF LIVES THAT COULD'VE OCCURED.))
[SUPER=01-Don Sundquist/Tennessee Governor; 21!]
[OUT Q=THAT COULD'VE OCCURED.]
Officials report at least ten twisters touched down in West and Central Tennessee yesterday.
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Up next on the newscast, Roanoke's Mayor makes it official. David Bowers says he is running for the U-S House of Representatives.
and the Virginia Supreme Court decides if convicted killer Jens Soering will get a new trial.
On Health Check, scientists discover that breastfeeding can help babies fight off a potential killer.
The State Supreme Court says Jens Soering is where he belongs: at the Keen Mountain prison serving two life terms for murder.
The court rejected his appeal for a new trial today... citing "overwhelming" evidence of his guilt.
Soering was convicted of killing Nancy and Derek Haysom in 1985.
"For example," Justice Christian Compton wrote: "Soering confessed repeatedly in great detail, and the majority of those details fit the facts developed by the criminal investigation."
The fact that Soering took off with the Hayson's daughter to Europe is also "consistent with his admitted guilt," the court said.
The state Supreme court also upheld Ben Lilly's death sentence today.
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Lilly was convicted of abducting and murdering Alexander DeFilippis.
The 22-year old man was abducted from a convenience store in Blacksburg in December of 1995 by Lilly and two other men.
Lilly's attorneys argued to have the death sentence overturned on a number of grounds-- including jury selection and the fact they were NOT granted a change of venue.
But the court ruled that it did not find any reversible errors in Lilly's trial.
[IN Q=Our next step]
((CHRISTOPHER TUCK/LILLY'S ATTORNEY:OUR NEXT STEP IS TO FILE A MOTION FOR A REHEARING AND THEN WE'LL ATTEMPT TO GET BEFORE THE US SUPREME COURT AND IF THAT'S UNSUCCESSFUL THEN A WRIT OF HABEAS IN THE STATE COURTS. ))
[SUPER=01-Christopher Tuck/Lilly's Attorney; :00]
[OUT Q=state courts.]
Tuck says the entire process could take as long as seven years.
Roanoke's mayor is running for Congress.
Democrat David Bowers wants to beat Congressman Bob Goodlatte-- in a Republican district Goodlatte has owned for the past six years.
Bowers says he has struggled-- and won before.
[IN Q=I STARTED PRACTICING]
((I STARTED PRACTICING LAW 20 YEARS AGO FROM BEHIND A CARD TABLE BECAUSE I COULDN'T AFFORD A DESK. AND YET 20 YEARS LATER -- WELL, 14 YEARS LATER, I WAS ELECTED MAYOR OF A GREAT ALL-AMERICAN CITY. THAT WAS MY HIGH SCHOOL DREAM COME TRUE.))
[SUPER=01-David Bowers/(D) Candidate for Congress;]
[OUT Q=dream comes true]
But outside Roanoke, few people know his name.
That may not matter to people who welcome change.
[IN Q=We've got too many of ]
((WE'VE GOT TOO MANY OF EM THAT .... DO NEED A CHALLENGER.))
[OUT Q=a challenger]
Bowers kicked off his campaign at midnight in Monterey -- he says HIS agenda doesn't matter, he wants to hear people's concerns.
On the other side, Goodlatte says he already knows the issues.
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[IN Q=We'll be talking]
((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/(R) 6TH DISTRICT: WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT THE WORK ... FEDERAL HIGHWAY DOLLARS.))
[OUT Q=highway dollars]
The election is in November.
It's never been smooth sailing for the so called "Smart Highway".
Last year-- some environmentalist groups labeled it one of the worst highway projects in terms of tax dollars and damage to the environment.
But supporters, including U-S Senator John Warner, contend the project is NOT a waste of money.
Warner was in Blacksburg today and got an update on the project.
[IN Q=I don't]
((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VA:I DON'T MIND CONTROVERSY, CALL IT WHAT YOU WANT, BUT, I JUST SAW THE CHART WHICH CLEARLY SHOWS THAT THIS RESEARCH CAN SAVE LIVES, LIVES OF ORDINARY PASSENGERS CAR OPERATORS, LIVES OF TRUCKERS. ))
[OUT Q=lives of truckers.]
The first mile of the Smart Road is expected to be complete for research purposes, this summer.
The countdown is on for tomorrow's big concert at Victory Stadium.
Up next we'll see how their making the final touches for the Dave Matthews Band and 30-thousand eager fans.
The countdown continues.
It's less than 24-hours before the big concert gets underway at Victory Stadium.
Rain or shine, the Dave Matthews Band kicks off its world tour there tomorrow.
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Scott Goldberg is at the stadium this afternoon.
Scott, it rained a litte today. Is anyone getting nervous?
they can control how many people come in, twice as much event staff as usual, they can control how much you drink, limiting beers at 6, but they can't control this
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(Rollcue: city is ready for its big test )
[IN Q=from the crew]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Melatti/Concert Promoter;10]
[SUPER=01-George Ellis/Beer Distributor;29]
[SUPER=01-Mike Loveman/Parks & Grounds Super.;44]
[SUPER=01-Jason Sealy/Dave Matthews Fan; 55]
[OUT Q=fiugre something out]
[any sort of natsound at the top?? someone giving directions to crew??]
From the crew putting together a monster sound system ...
To the beer man who says he'll empty 200-kegs...
Roanoke's getting ready for its biggest concert event ever.
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((BOBBY MELATTI/CONCERT PROMOTER: WE THINK IT'S HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT. AND WE'D LIKE TO HOPE THAT THE ECONOMIC IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY IS AS GREAT AS IT'S GOING TO BE.))
[OUT Q=GOING TO BE]
There's no doubt the city sees dollar signs this weekend.
Local companies supplied the portable toilets, the pay phones and refreshments.
All in anticipation of the 30,000 fans who will fill Victory Stadium.
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[IN Q=this is just]
((GEORGE ELLIS/BEER DISTRIBUTOR: THIS IS JUST WHAT WE CALL GRAVY SALES. IT'S A GREAT SAMPLING FOR PEOPLE TO COME OUT AND DRINK YOUR PRODUCT.))
[OUT Q=your product]
City crews will be working overtime, too.
Their biggest challenge might be keeping the lush playing surface from turning into a soggy mosh pit.
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[IN Q=we've watered it]
((MIKE LOVEMAN/PARKS AND GROUNDS SUPERINTENDENT: WE'VE WATERED IT, FERTILIZED IT. WE FEEL REAL GOOD ABOUT IT. AND WE'RE CONFIDENT IT'S GOING TO HOLD UP WELL.))
[OUT Q=HOLD UP WELL]
And then there's the hotel industry.
Just try finding a room this weekend.
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[IN Q=we'll work]
((JASON SEALY/DAVE MATTHEWS FAN: WE'LL WORK SOMETHING OUT. YOU KNOW, THE CAR'S QUITE COMFORTABLE. AND WE'LL FIGURE SOMETHING OUT.))
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The sky's the limit for one Averett college benefactor. We'll have that a little later.
Coming up next on health check --
researchers discover added benefits to breast feeding.
And an alternative work out for seniors is being offered in Roanoke.
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[IN Q=Gee, maybe ]
((GEE MAYBE IF I HAVEN'T FELT LIKE I'VE WANTED TO GET OUT OR I'M NOT ONE TO WALK ON THE SIDEWALK OR WHATEVER MAYBE THIS IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO DO SOME EXERCISE.))
There's more evidence breast feeding is good for your baby.
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Scientists have identified the component in breast milk which protects babies from rotavirus infection.
Rotavirus causes severe diarrhea and kills one million children worldwide every year.
Doctors believe the finding could lead to a medicine that would stop diarrhea in babies.
Dehydration is a big problem children face when suffering from Diarrhea and vomiting.
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Whether it's caused by the flu, a cold or just an upset stomach, dehydration can be very dangerous in young children.
Sick children need to replace the water and electrolytes their bodies have lost.
But getting them to drink enough to do that can be difficult.
Doctors say there are many commercial electrolyte solutions available that work. The problem is children resist them because they don't taste very good.
Fortunately some companies have taken notice and have come up with some better tasting and more fun ways to get the children what they need.
[IN Q=A couple of companies]
((DR. BILL HITCHCOCK/PEDIATRICIAN:"A COUPLE OF COMPANIES HAVE COME OUT WITH THE FREEZER POPS WITH THE IDEA THAT WHEN NAUSEATED CHILDREN AREN'T LIKELY TO DRINK ANY LARGE VOLUME
OF FLUIDS RIGHT AWAY, BUT THEY MAY SUCK ON A POPSICLE."))
((SHERI RYAN/CALEIGH'S MOTHER: "SHE'D PROBABLY LIKE EATING IT MORE THIS WAY,
THAN TAKING IT IN A BOTTLE OR CUP. FOR ME, IT'S PROBABLY EASIER TO GIVE HER
[SUPER=01-Dr. Bill Hitchcock/Pediatrician;]
[SUPER=01-Sheri Ryan/Caleigh's Mother; :10]
[OUT Q=her the liquid]
Doctors say the pops and other electrolyte solutions work better for dehydrated children than plain water, fruit juices, and even sports drinks.
Those products lack the necessary balance of salts, sugars, and other minerals.
Getting involved in an exercise program can be difficult, but what if you could combine the support of a group with being able to work at your own pace.
That's what some Roanoke seniors are doing using Tai Chi.
Participants say the movements are easy and provide mental and physical results.
Tai Chi also helps with flexibility making everyday activites like getting on a bus, painless.
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((SUZANNE ROBBINS/TAI CHI INSTRUCTOR:MOVEMENT BEING EASIER, SO IT'S VERY GOOD FOR ARTHRITIS WHICH I'VE BEEN PLAGUED WITH, MY MOM AND DAD HAVE BOTH REALLY AND I DON'T TAKE ANYTHING AND IT'S JUST AMAZING HOW I FEEL DOING THEN WHEN I GO LONG PERIODS WITHOUT DOING IT.))
[SUPER=01-Suzanne Robbins/Tai Chi Instructor; ]
[OUT Q=Doing it]
[***********Tonya on cart*********]
Robbins says the exercise helps with balance and muscle control for patients with parkinsons or inner ear problems.
But people in good shape also get benefits. Julie Keith has been doing Tai Chi for about three years now and she says she's noticed a difference.
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[IN Q=You're not]
((JULIE KEITH/VIVA DIRECTOR:YOUR NOT FOLLOWING AN AEROBICS INSTRUCTOR, YOU'RE NOT HAVING TO DO SOME OF THE PRETTY SIGNIFICANT STRETCHING WITH YOGA YOU GO AT YOUR OWN PACE YET FOLKS ARE AMAZED AT HOW MUCH THEY STRECH ANND WHAT JOINTS THEY'RE ABLE TO GET SOME ACTIVITY IN.))
[SUPER=01-Julie Keith/Viva Director; ]
[OUT Q=activity in.]
The introductory class is six weeks, but teaches the techniques participants can do a lifetime.
The Tai Chi classes at the Fralin Center are organized through Viva.
Viva is a senior wellness program that provides health education and interactive programs for people 50 and over.
In Sports, Mother Nature tried her best to knock out Winston Cup qualifying today.
But it stayed dry just long enough to get the job done. Here live from Martinsville is Mike Stevens.[S5-Qualify]
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[ROLL QUE=....it's amazing they were able to get qualifying in]
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[SUPER=01-Bobby Hamilton/Goody's 500 Pole Winner; :23]
[SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/Outside Pole Winner; :57]
[OUT Q=..and now here's the top 25]
[WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=0107-1. Bobby Hamilton/93.175/2. Rusty Wallace//3. Jeff Gordon//4. Ricky Rudd//5. David Green//;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Ken Schrader//7. Bill Elliott//8. John Andretti//9. Joe Nemechek//10. Bobby Labonte//;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Rich Bickle//12. Ted Musgrave//13. Jeremy Mayfield//14. Darrell Waltrip//15. Jeff Burton//;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Kyle Petty//17. Kenny Wallace//18. Mark Martin//19. Brett Bodine//20. Ward Burton//;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Sterling Marlin//22. Ernie Irvan//23. Dale Jarrett//24. Lake Speed//25. Hut Stricklin//;]
[OUT Q=....last driver.]
It's a bird. It's a plane. Well, actually it IS a plane.
A Baltimore couple has donated a twin-engine airplane to the Aviation Department at Averett College.
Harold and Mary Graul are both pilots.
Their daughter and son-in-law graduated from Averett.
The plane is a F-model Piper Aztec aircraft worth about 100-thousand dollars.
It will be used mainly for student pilot training.
[IN Q=I'm interested in people]
((HAROLD GRAUL: I'M INTERESTED IN PEOPLE LEARNING TO FLY BECAUSE ONE OF MY BUSINESSES IS SELLING AIRPLANES SO I LIKE TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE COMING INTO THE LEARNING INSTITUTIONS TO BE ABLE TO INSTRUCT AND BRING MORE PEOPLE INTO THE AVIATION BUSINESS.))
[SUPER=01-Harold Graul/Donated Plane to Averett]
[OUT Q=into the aviation business.]