The emergency room at Carilion's Roanoke Community Hospital is closed today, one day after an electrical fire forced the evacuation of the hospital's first two floors.
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Scott Goldberg is at Community Hospital this afternoon.
Scott what happens if someone needs emegency attention?
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[SUPER=01-Beth Baldwin/Carilion Spokeswoman]
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The U-S Supreme Court will consider convicted killer Tommy David Strickler's request for a new trial.
Strickler's attorney says the justices have agreed to hear oral arguments in Strickler's case.
No date has been set.
Strickler is on death row for the 1990 murder of Salem native Leann Whitlock.
He claims prosecutors withheld evidence during his trial that might have prevented him from getting the death penalty.
Strickler's execution HAD been set to be carried out last month ...before the court intervened.
Autopsy results are in for a man found murdered Sunday in Danville.
A medical examiner in Roanoke says 51-year old Elliott Jefferies was shot to death in the chest.
He also sustained other gunshot wounds to his legs.
Jeffries' body was discovered lying in a bed inside his Slade Street home Sunday afternoon.
At this time, Danville police say they do NOT have a suspect in the murder.
The foggy conditions that led to that big pile-up on Interstate-77 yesterday are still there.
The accident forced state police to shut down 13 miles of northbound I-77... just above the North Carolina border ...all the way to the Hillsville interchange.
State police say as many as 40 cars and trucks were involved.
Only minor injuries were reported.
The road was reopened but State Police dispatchers say the area is very foggy again today.
President Clinton made a scheduled speech before the International Monetary fund this morning in Washington with no mention of the effort by the Republican- controlled Congress to impeach him.
Now that the House Judiciary Committee has voted to move forward with that process, Lee Cowan reports on what happens next.
[SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/(R) Majority Leader;]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, Capitol Hill.]
((THE WHITE HOUSE CONTINUES TO DENY THE PRESIDENT IS IN DENIAL
ABOUT THE LOOMING IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS.
IT IS BUSINESS AS USUAL.
BUT THE PRESIDENT, JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, IS WAITING FOR THE
OTHER SHOE TO DROP - THIS ONE FROM THE REST OF THE HOUSE.
THE NEXT MOVE IN THE IMPEACHMENT BATTLE IS UP TO THEM.
IF THERE WERE FEW SURPRIZES DURING YESTERDAY'S JUDICIARY
DEBATE, EXPECT EVEN LESS BY THE END OF THE WEEK.
(( NAT ))
WHEN THE VOTE IS TAKEN, REPUBLICANS PREDICT THEY WILL HAVE
MUCH MORE DEMOCRATIC BACKING IN THE HOUSE THAN THEY DID IN THE
COMMITTEE, BUT THE VOTE HAS TO BE TAKEN SOON.
CONGRESS IS SET TO ADJORN FRIDAY FOR THE FALL CAMPAIGN,
MEANING ANY FORMAL INQUIRY PROBABLY WOULND'T BEGIN UNTIL SOMETIME AFTER
THE NOVEMBER 3RD ELECTIONS.
BUT IN THE MEANTIME, THE PAINFUL PROCESS AND PARTISAN SNIPING WILL
CONTINUE TO GRIND ON, EVEN IN THE MIDST OF CONGRESS TRYING TO FINISH
WORK ON THE FEDERAL BUDGET BEFORE TIME RUNS OUT.
((SOT, SEN. TRENT LOTT, R-MAJORITY LEADER ))
"I know they're busy -
(( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS ))
"Democrats are spending the day meeting to discuss just how to handle
the vote later this week. Hints are they will try again to offer an
alternative to the Republican proposal in hopes of putting a timeline on
any impeachment inquiry. But given a similar proposal failed in the
Committee yesterday, that doesn't appear likely. Lee Cowan, CBS News,
Franklin County officials say they have the right to decide where former federal prisoners live.
A company called Bannum wants to move 16 recently released federal offenders into this house on Route 40 West.
A Franklin County judge said Bannum can build a halfway house without public approval.
County officials disagree -- they are appealing the case to the state supreme court.
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((TIM KRAWCZEL/PLANNING DIRECTOR: THEY SHOULD HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE PROCESS. CERTAINLY THE IMPACT THAT PUBLIC USES CAN HAVE IN A COUNTY IS GREAT OR GREATER THAN A PRIVATE SECTOR INITIATIVE.))
((YOU'D BE SCARED TO DEATH ... OUT AND IN.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Krawczel/Planning Director;]
[SUPER=01-Gladys Robertson/Neighbor; :15]
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If the county wins this appeal -- there will be a public meeting to decide whether the halfway house is built.
If the county loses -- residents will have no say.
A Virginia Tech student is in jail charged with two counts of abduction.
The incident allegedly occurred during a Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity party last month.
20-year old Ryan Frances Worch was arrested yesterday morning.
Virginia Tech police say Worch and a group of fraternity brothers called a Roanoke escort agency.
They allegedly told the agency they wanted someone to perform for a group of Tech professors.
An 18-year old woman and her escort showed up later that evening.
Police say when the woman refused to strip she and her escort were held inside the fraternity against their will.
There are also allegations the students tried to forcibly take her lingerie off.
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((LARRY HINCKER/UNIVERSITY SPOKESMAN:THOSE ARE THE ALLEGATIONS AT THIS POINT, THAT SHE WAS GROPED AND MAYBE SOME OTHER THINGS DONE AS WELL BUT I DON'T HAVE ANY CONFIRMATION ON THAT, THAT, WE'LL JUST NEED TO COME OUT IN THE HEARING. ))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesman; :00]
[OUT Q=in the hearing.]
Bond for Worch was set at 30-thousand dollars.
Tech police expect to file charges against other students, as well.
The remains of three Danville apartment buildings destroyed by fire ten months ago are being demolished.
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Bulldozers began work yesterday at the Cabin Lake Apartments in Danville.
The demolition project is expected to take about a month to complete.
There are NO plans to rebuild the apartments that burned last Thanksgiving Day.
Nearly 100-tenants have filed a lawsuit against the companies that owned and operated the Cabin Lake complex.
Danville fire investigators were never able to determine a cause of the fire.
A Utah man will be in court today on charges of kidnapping and aggravated assault.
He's accused of taking his malnourished son from a hospital and fleeing with his family to Montana.
Sandra Hughes reports.
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[SUPER=01-George Dougherty/FBI; :22]
[SUPER=01-Sandra Hughes/Reporting; :53]
[SUPER=01-Michelle Bennett/Baby's Aunt; 1:13]
[OUT Q=cbs news, Salt Lake City, Utah.]
AUTHORITIES SWOOPED INTO THE REMOTE MONTANA WILDERNESS TO ARREST A
FUGITIVE UTAH COUPLE AND GET THE MOTHER AND HER CHILDREN TO A HOSPITAL
POLICE WERE TRACKING KYNDRA AND CHRISTOPHER FINK BECAUSE THEY WERE
ALLEGEDLY STARVING THEIR SON DAVID FOR RELIGIOUS REASONS. KYNDRA FINK
TOLD OFFICERS SHE FEARED THEY MIGHT ALL FREEZE TO DEATH WHILE HIDING
"At this pint we don't know the exact condition of the children. We do
know that the two children are alive and have been transported to a
hospital in Billings Montana." (:12)
POLICE BELIEVE THE FINKS, BELIEVING DAVID THE MESSIAH, ONLY FED
DAVID WATERMELON AND LETTUSE TO KEEP HIM PURE. WHEN AUTHORITIES
HOSPTIALIZED DAVID IN SALT LAKE CITY HE WIEGHED ONLY 16 POINDS, THE
WEIGHT ON AN AVERAGE SIX MONTH OLD. BUT ONLY A DAY LATER, CHRISTOPHER,
AND KYNDRA, WHO WAS PREGNANT WITH ANOTHER CHILD, WERE CAUGHT BY A
SURVEILLANCE CAMERA ABDUCTING DAVID.
Fearing David Fink was dying, family members came here to Salt Lake City
to help the FBI track the couple urging them to turn themselves in.
VO: BUT THEY DIDN'T. TWO MONTANA HUNTERS SPOTTED THE COUPLE'S CAR AND
CALLED POLICE. CHRISTOPHER AND KYNDRA, WHO HAD GIVEN BIRTH ON THE RUN,
WERE BOTH ARRESTED.
LAST NIGHT KYNDRA'S OLDER SISTER HEADED TO MONTANA.
"I'm still apprehensive because, I, you know, want David, I still need
him and I need to know he's okay."
VO: AUTHORITIES HOPE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE CHILDREN'S CONDITION LATER
TODAY THEIR FATHER WILL APPEAR IN FEDERAL COURT HE FACES CHARGES OF
KIDNAPPING AND ASSAULT.
SHARON HUGHES, CBS NEWS, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.))
Almost 75-percent of families have a history of high blood pressure and heart disease.
That's one of the results from a study of Franklin County's biggest health problems.
Some of the others-- A quarter of the families in the County have experienced alcohol problems.
Almost 15-percent of people cannot afford medications, and many lack health insurance coverage.
Mental health was also an area of concern -- apparently only limited part-time psychiatrists are currently available in Franklin County.
Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital has agreed to fund projects that help with some of these needs.
More than two-thousand citizens responded to the surveys as well as over 200 health care providers.
The University of Virginia Medical Center is apparently trying to learn from its mistakes.
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It's testing out a new infant I-D system after two newborns were switched three years ago.
Newborns at the hospital are now being tagged with tamper-proof umbilical cord clamps engraved with I-D numbers, instead of ankle and wrist bands.
Wrist and ankle bands were in use when Rebecca Chittum and Callie Conley were switched in June 19-95.
Former Orioles manager Cal Ripken SENIOR is being treated for lung cancer.
The sixty-two year old was diagnosed with the disease last week, and is currently undergoing chemotherapy.
Ripken is also the father of legendary Orioles third baseman Cal Ripken JUNIOR.
The news comes just days after Yankees outfielder Darryl Strawberry had a cancerous tumor removed from his colon.
With 117 wins under their belts this year, the New York Yankees are just four away from returning to the World Series.
But in the way are the Cleveland Indians- the team who were only too happy to take the Yanks spot in the fall classic last year.
The Yankees gave up only one run on their way to sweeping Texas in three games of the divisional series.
New York will send David Wells to the mound for game one with the Indians. Wells threw eight shutout innings against the Rangers, and also tossed a perfect game earlier this season.
Cleveland will start youngster Jaret Wright.
He was rocked for six runs in his only start in the Indian's playoff series with Boston.
But Wright is the same pitcher who was 2- and-oh against the Yanks in last year's American League Championship series.
The Yankees hold a 7- to-4 edge over the Indians this year.
Most teams would seem intimidated running onto Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay- but not the Vikings.
Last night Minnesota pummeled the Packers 37 to 24.
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The story of the game was 35- year old Randall Cunningham- who tore apart the Packers defense. He threw for over 400 yards on the night.
Cunningham hit Rookie Randy Moss for two TD's.
Green Bay was able to score only one touchdown- on special teams- until late in the game.
The Vikings remain undefeated with the 37 to 24 win.
There will be no preseason games in the N-B-A.
The current labor dispute between the league and the players forced officials to cancel a hundred and thirty-eight games.
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[SUPER=01-Russ Granik/NBA Deputy Commissioner;:00]
[OUT Q=...next week."]
The player's union and the owners won't meet again until Thursday.
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The A-P high school football polls were released last night.
Mike Stevens say Friday Football Extra teams are well represented in all three polls.
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[OUT Q=...NUMBER ONE."]
(( Despite beating it's last two opponents by a combined total of 119 to nothing Amherst County is just ranked 9th in this week's triple A poll. Richmond's Varina is number one.
Christiansburg, one of the pleasant surprise unbeatens so far is 7th in the new Group Two A poll.
Martinsville is 7th this week, while Friday Football Extra's number one team Salem is 1st.
And in Group A the George Wythe Maroons hold down the four spot with Powell Valley number one.))[FFE]
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A number of F-F-E teams are still unbeaten, including the number one team in the Super 7 poll, the Salem Spartans.
Later tonight you'll have a chance to chat about the Spartans, the Lancers, the Blue Demons, the Bulldogs or any other team as we open up
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the WDBJ-7, Friday Football Extra chat room. Join Mike Stevens from 6:30 to 7:30 tonight.
More than 17 thousand fans checked out the Friday Football Extra web page in September.