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Coming up on News 7-
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An accident in Montgomery County claims the life of a local woman.
Fire destroys a Bedford County antique business.
Averett College kicks off its first ever college football game.
And-- Virginia Tech is off to a winning season.
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Plus, highlights from UVa...
News 7 is next.
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Wet weather is being blamed for an accident that took the life of an Elliston woman.
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Good Evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.[Fatal-Ax]


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It happened around 5 o'clock on North Fork Road in Montgomery County.
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37 year old Phyllis Hurt was traveling west when she lost control of her vehicle.
The car spun sideways and was struck on the drivers side by a Jeep Cherokee.
Officials say they were unable to revive the victim.
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((SGT. VERN JONES/STATE POLICE: BYSTANDERS HAD ALREADY PULLED HER FROM THE VEHICLE SHE WAS NON RESPONSIVE EVERYTHING WE FOUND IS SHE WAS KILLED ON IMPACT.))
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Two women in the Jeep Cherokee were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Police report they sustained only minor injuries. Officials say slick roads are to blame for the accident.
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Severe thunderstorms allegedly played a roll in a fire that destroyed a Bedford County furniture shop early this morning.
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Roger Henderson, the owner of Henderson's Antiques, says lightning struck his businesses - located next to his home - around 3:30 this morning. Danny Coleman, fire chief for the Big Island fire department, says crews from Bedford and Forest were called in to assist his department. But, he says, torrential downpours slowed their response time. The building was engulfed when firefighters arrived. Crews stayed on the scene until this afternoon, and say it will take days before the fire is completely out. Henderson made wooden furniture. The building and its contents are a complete loss.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [09/02/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

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The Hokies took home their first win of the season today. Meanwhile, many fans took home a lot of mud. The rainy weather hasn't helped with the parking lot situation, but the good news is it's not as bad as last Sunday. Kate Weidaw has more.
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It's Labor Day weekend so where's the traffic?

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((WE THOUGHT THE TRAFFIC WOULD BE A REAL PROBLEM.))
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And so did most people. The new exit off interstate 81 made it easier for traffic to bypass Christiansburg but no one saw any major back ups.

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((IT'S BETTER THEN LAST WEEKEND.))
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What a different story from last Sunday when the sky opened up and rain came pouring down. It left folks parked in lot 9 stuck in the mud and calling for tow trucks to get them out.

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((GETTING OUT TOOK ABOUT AN HOUR WITH A LITTLE PUSHING.))
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Mud seemed to be causing problems for more then just the cars last week.

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And with the threat of rain lingering over the fans again it didn't stop them from parking their cars and having a good time.

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((SO FAR IT'S A LOT BETTER AND IF WE WIN I COULD CARE LESS HOW MUDDY IT IS.))
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[video 5:07:16] Some obviously didn't mind getting wet.
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It's all part of coming to the game...

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((HOKIES NUMBER 1))
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And cheering on the team. Kate Weidaw News 7 Blacksburg.))[Firestone]


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The Bridgestone/Firestone plant near Nashville continues to pump out thousands of tires.
But workers at the Tennessee plant and eight other Firestone plants are prepared to strike at a moments notice.
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However, union negotiators say progress is being made in round-the-clock talks with the embattled tire company.
Union leaders say the dispute isn't over more money... it's about improving working conditions.
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About 90- minutes before workers in seven states planned to walk off the job last night... talks were extended.
It was welcome news for Firestone... which is working in overdrive trying to replace six point five million recalled tires.
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Federal A-T-F agents and uniformed police officers are among the tourists at this weekend's Hillsville Gun Show and Flea Market. The long arm of the law has it's hand in the show because of reports of heavy gun dealing at the event in the past.
The show is huge because Hillsville is the only Virginia locality that enjoys an exemption from a state law requiring gun show promoters to submit names and addresses of all vendors to state police and local authorities.

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Today's cloudy weather didn't stop folks from coming to the fifth annual Appalachian Folk Festival at Explore Park.
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18-th and 19-th century music kept visitors entertained. Meanwhile, a 19-th century doctor showed his tools of the trade - which many thought looked quite painful. Kid's had a chance to play games the old fashion way. Organizers say the Roanoke County festival brings history alive.
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((RICH LOVELAND/ORGANZIER; IT HELPS US CELEBRATE OUR ROOTS IT HELPS US UNDERSTAND WHERE WE'VE CAME FROM THAT'S WHAT WE DO AT EXPLORE PARK.))
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If you missed the festivities today you can check it out tomorrow from 12 to 5 and Monday from 10 to 5.
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Up next on News 7 - President Clinton outlines his plans for raising the minimum raise. Find out how much more he wants to put in your pocket.
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And school buses across the country are being checked for a potentially dangerous problem with their brakes. We'll tell you who's affected, after the break.
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Schools nationwide are being warned to have the brakes on their school buses checked ..
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One of the country's largest school bus builders says the brakes may fail when buses are going slower than 20-miles-per-hour. Six-thousand school buses - built by Thomas Built Buses Incorportated - are being checked - but the problem could affect 40-thousand others. Thomas Built is one of several bus manufacturers that use the Bendix company's anti-lock brakes. No accidents have been directly linked to the brake systems. The defect involves the anti-lock system on buses manufactured between March 19-98 and last month.
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Rockbridge County plans to dial up some problems for SunCom and the Virginia Department or Transportation. The county is suing V-DOT and Triton P-C-S, hoping to block construction of telecommunications towers on interstate highway rights-of-way - without local zoning approval.
V-DOT plans to let Triton PCS build three towers in I-81 and I-64 rights-of-way in Rockbridge.
County Attorney Todd Benson claims the county has the authority to regulate those towers.
Eight other towers are planned in Botetourt, Montgomery, Pulaski, Wythe and Augusta Counties.




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It's back to work for employees at New River Castings' Radford plant...
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They're expected to return to work next week... six months after an explosion killed three of their co-workers.
Production at the auto-parts plant is expected to resume Tuesday.
About 150 workers are already back on the job.
5-hundred workers were employed at the plant when a gas explosion killed workers Curtis Grooms, Karen Anderson Hamilton and Debbie Sheppard.
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President Clinton is pushing Congress to increase the minimum wage by a dollar an hour.
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Clinton made the comment this morning before helping wife, Hillary, campaign for U-S Senate in New York.
During his weekly radio address-- Clinton went on to accuse G-O-P leaders of stalling on the measure.
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((SO FAR IT'S BEEN THE VICTIM OF EVERY LEGISLATIVE MANEUVER IN THE CONGRESSIONAL HANDBOOK, FROM POISON-PILL ATTACHMENTS TO SPECIAL INTEREST STRONG-ARMING. ))
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A compromise plan from House Speaker Dennis Hastert this week would raise the wage to six- fifteen an hour over two years, and give businesses about 76- billion in tax breaks over ten years.

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Still ahead on News 7 - A summer-long campaign to clean-up the acts of Virginia Beach tourists is wrapping up. Find out if visitors were able to mind their manners.
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And thousands of fish are found dead in this lake - but their killer remains a mystery. News 7 at 11 will be right back.
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Tens of thousands of fish have washed up dead from the Gulf of Oman.
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The fish are lying dead along the coast of Barka.
Officials in Oman are puzzled as to what has been killing the fish for over a week now.
Oman's aquatic farms serve up fish to many parts of the Middle East and the European Union.
It's not clear if the fish are from those farms or not.
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The polite police are apparently teaching visitors to Virginia Beach a thing or two about manners.
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At the start of the summer, symbols were placed all over the strip of ocean resorts, reminding visitors to minds their p's and q's. The icons are working, according to merchants along the ocean front. They say tourists are generally abiding by the icons that make it clear that such excesses as foul language, rowdy behavior and lewd exhibitions won't be tolerated.
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September is a month of change in our weather ... as summer turns into autumn.
Jacey Birch has our September Weather Almanac.
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[Weather] [09/02/2000] [WXPRO/FULL] Current Statistics Weather Statistics [MUSIC UNDER]
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It was another rainy day in Blacksburg but Virginia Tech and Akron racked up more than 950 yards of offense and scored a combined 75 points.
Mike Stevens and Photographer Greg Moore have the story of Tech's 52 to 23 win.
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Not all of the news out of Blacksburg was positive today. Senior Tight end Derek Carter who missed all of spring practice for disciplinary reasons has been kicked off the squad indefintely for breaking team rules. Carter was a three year letterman.

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The Virginia Cavaliers opened their season today at home against Brigham Young. Steve Mason has more on this exciting overtime game from Charlottesville.
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Duquense got the best of V-M-I today beating the Keydets 57 to 31 at Alumni Memorial Field in Lexington.
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The Keydets are dedicating the 2000 season to former football captain Jeff Morgan who died in a plane crash earlier this year. No one will wear the number 60 this season.
Special teams played a big role in the first half, the Dukes block this Brent Barth punt for the first score of the game, but miss the extra point. Six-nothing Duquesne.
Down 14-seven in the second quarter, the Dukes back to punt, VMI's Dave Pucka makes the block then uses the stiff arm to fend off tacklers and find the end zone for the touchdown and the tie.
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The Keydets take their first lead in the game when Franco Madaffari makes the four year scamper into the zone, but the Dukes take over in the second half and beat VMI 57 to 31.
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Averett got a taste of Division Three football today as Ferrum beat the Cougars 47 to nothing.
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Heavy rain delayed the game for more than an hour as crews moved some of the standing water.
Ferrum Quarterback Phillip Hairston calls his own number and he takes it in for the score to make it 6 to nothing Panthers in the first quarter.
Then several plays later, Its Hairston again this time he races down the sideline and dives over the line for the score to make it 17 to nothing Panthers.
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Ferrum closed out the first half scoring Tony Childress taking it in from the 1 and Ferrum wins it 47 to nothing.

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The first full Saturday for College football lets check this afternoon's scores.
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