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It's a museum dedicated to African American culture- now its in need of help from the city.
Coming up tonight on News 7 at Six- the Harrison Museum Board of Directors and Staff- meet with Roanoke City council-
What does the museum need and what will its future hold? Join us for the story on News 7 tonight at six.
Coming up next on News 7-
On this labor day the candidates are WORKING hard to get your vote.
We'll march into Buena Vista with details.
Plus an update on the man who was trapped below his outhouse for days.
In sports, another Virginia Tech 2000 report is on the way, the Skins come to terms with Stephen Davis today
and we will take you to Rivers Edge for some american style football, PH and Amherst highlights in sports.
There are still a few heavier showers around right now... but cool and drier weather isn't that far off....I'll have the details coming up.....
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If it's Labor Day, it must be Buena Vista. Today, the hunt for a U.S. Senate seat brings George Allen and Chuck Robb to the city's labor day celebration.
Labor Day is the traditional start of the fall campaign season, and today the two U. S. Senate candidates were looking for votes along a parade route in Buena Vista.
Joe Dashiell was there as Chuck Robb and George Allen took each other to task for alleged lies and distortions.
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((Buena Vista's labor day tradition was hard labor on a hot and humid holiday.
But Rockbridge County turned out for an annual event that has become a regular stop for candidates seeking statewide office.
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George and Susan Allen lead the charge through downtown... Chuck and Lynda Robb were a few blocks behind.
[NAT SOUND OF ROBB]
With recent polls giving Allen the edge, the Republican former Governor says he is pleased, but not complacent.
[IN Q=We're now in the 4th quarter]
[OUT Q=have to keep pushing hard.]
The Democratic incumbent says he's confident the tide will turn...
[IN Q=If I just get my message]
[OUT Q=over a long period of time.]
And both men say they hope the voters will disregard what they describe as lies and distortions in their opponents' campaign ads.
((CREDIBILITY HAS BECOME A SERIOUS ISSUE, BECAUSE IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE, IT'S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU HAVE CREDIBILITY WITH THE OTHER SENATORS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE AND IF YOU CONSISTENTLY MISREPRESENT YOUR OPPONENTS' RECORD OR MISREPRESENT THE FACTS, THAT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO GET BACK.))
((AND WE'VE ALREADY SEEN SINCE MAY, THEY'VE BEEN RUNNING THESE DISTORTION CAMPAIGN ADS UP IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA. THEY'LL BECOME MORE DESPERATE. THERE WILL BE MORE DISTORTIONS, MORE FALSEHOODS AND SCARE TACTICS, TRYING TO PUT FEAR INTO PEOPLE'S MINDS.))
[OUT Q=fear into people's minds.]
With nine weeks left in the campaign, the candidates will meet again. They have one debate behind them, but three more scheduled before election day.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Buena Vista))
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They attracted less attention than the Senate candidates, but three former heads of state were also in the spotlight today in Buena Vista...
The concrete busts of Abraham Lincoln, William Henry Harrison, and Zachary Taylor are visible for miles from their perch atop Glen Maury Park.
A steady stream of visitors took in the new attraction today... and many said they hope it becomes a permanent addition to their city.
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((I WASN'T EXPECTING THIS. I DIDN'T SEE THE ARTICLE, I JUST HEARD FROM FRIENDS THEY WERE GOING TO BE HERE, AND I THOUGHT I'D COME UP AND LOOK AT 'EM WHILE THEY WERE HERE.))
((I'D LIKE TO SEE 'EM WITH THE REST OF THE HEADS FOR SURE. I'M NOT SURE HOW MANY THERE WERE, BUT I REMEMBER THERE WERE MORE, BUT YEAH I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM ALL TOGETHER. IT WOULD BE NICE FOR US TO GET THEM IN BUENA VISTA.))
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[OUT Q=get them in Buena Vista.]
A developer still hopes to build President's Park in York County... so at this point city officials don't know how long Lincoln, Harrison and Taylor will stay in Buena Vista.
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Danville Delegate Whitt Clement may be withdrawing his hat from the Lieutenant Governor's ring, before he's even thrown it in.
After front-runner Emily Couric was diagnosed with cancer, and dropped out of the Democratic field,
Clement was one of several potential candidates to express interest.
Here's what he said two weeks ago.
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((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT/D-DANVILLE: I HAVE BEEN VERY FLATTERED, I HAVE GIVEN IT SOME THOUGHT. BUT I AM IN NO POSITION AT ALL TO MAKE A DECISION.))
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But now, Clement's expressing reservations about the demands of a statewide campaign.
That's despite political analyst Larry Sabato's analysis of his chances in a Democratic primary next spring.
[IN Q=In a four]
((LARRY SABATO/U.VA. POLITICAL ANALYST: IN A FOUR OR FIVE WAY RACE, YOU CAN WIN THE ELECTION WITH 20, 25, 30 PERCENT OF THE VOTE. YOU CAN PUT TOGETHER CONSERVATIVE, RURAL COALITIONS FROM JUST THE WESTERN HALF OF THE STATE AND POTENTIALLY WIN.))
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The other Democrats who are still expressing interest in a bid for Lieutenant Governor are all from urban areas: Norfolk Delegate Jerrauld (GERALD) Jones, Newport News Delegate Alan (DI-mon-steen) Diamonstein, Richmond Mayor Tim Kaine, and Fairfax County Supervisors' Chairman Kate Hanley.
Two weeks into her 90 day consulting contract, Linda Byrd-Harden has NOT been consulted by the state agency head she replaced.
But Governor Jim Gilmore says he thinks some written communications would be appropriate for the 30-thousand dollars he's paying her to consult.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I THINK IT WOULD BE A REASONABLE THING TO DO. I'M NOT SURE IT'S ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL. BUT IF IT'S USEFUL, THEN I THINK SHE WOULD.))
[OUT Q=she would.]
The matter has become a political embarassment for Gilmore.
He pressured Byrd-Harden out of her job as director of the Department of Minority Business Enterprise, after a state audit showed months of mismanagement and irregularities in her travel budget reporting.
Then his press office misled reporters about the 50-thousand dollar severance package he offered her, instead of just firing her.
Some foster parents want the right to physically discipline their kids ..
A state hearing is scheduled to get citizen's opinions on corporal punishment.
The details are ahead on News 7.
And the Red Cross faces a critical blood shortage.
We'll have a live report.
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The arrival of labor day has traditionally not been a positive one for the American Red Cross - and this year is no different.
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Teresa Hamilton is outside the American Red Cross office in downtown Roanoke with more.
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Are there any large blood drives scheduled this week? [Corporal-Punishment]
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Should foster parents be allowed to spank, shake or pinch children in their care?
The state holds a hearing tomorrow on a plan to allow corporal punishment of foster children.
The social services board approved the idea a few months ago-
The public had no chance to comment before the board voted on the changes.
Some lawmakers thought that was wrong.
At least 25 people have signed up to speak.
Still ahead on News 7 -
A Wythe County man who spent days trapped under his outhouse is returning home ..
And a historic Roanoke clock takes a licking - and stops ticking.
We'll tell you what halted the hands of time - after the break.
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The Wythe County man who was trapped in an outhouse is ready to go home.
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75-year-old Coolidge Winesett is supposed to leave the hospital tomorrow.
He's still a bit sore from his fall through the floor of his outdoor toilet last month.
Winesett spent three days waiting to be found.
His mailman heard him shouting for help and called the rescue squad.
An Ivanhoe community organization is offering to fix up his place and install indoor plumbing.
Time is at a standstill at a downtown Roanoke landmark.
The clock in the tower at Greene Memorial "United Methodist" Church has been broken for a week.
It was damaged in a storm that struck the same night the Virginia Tech football game was rained out.
Church officials aren't sure if lightning hit the steeple. But there was some type of power surge that night.
Greene Memorial's (Carol-on) carillon hasn't been chiming, either.
The repairman who works on the clock is supposed to arrive the day after tomorrow.
North Carolina's outer banks attract many Virginians to it's shores - but getting there can be tough.
Hatteras Island's only highway to the mainland has been repeatedly washed away since opening 50 years ago.
Now the state's Transportation Department is looking into protecting the road.
One option could be moving the highway and building up the beach with more sand.
But protecting Highway 12 may cost millions - and some believe the narrow barrier island shouldn't be altered.
The Patriots and Lancers get muddy today, major league baseball to come on this labor Day
and we will bring you another Tech 2000 report as MIke Stevens breaks down Tech win over Akron and moves on to this week and East Carolina.
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It's a short week for the Hokies as they get ready for another national cable TV date on Thursday night.
Mike Stevens has more in our weekly Monday night Tech 2000 report.
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((Howdy folks and welcome to this week's Tech 2000 report.
The Virginia Tech Hokies spent their Labor Day holiday laboring in the name of East Carolina. Almost as soon the coaches and players left the field this past Saturday they went to work preparing for East Carolina.
Speaking of slip-ups. Despite beating Akron by 29 points - the Zips ripped through the Hokies' young defensive unit at time this past Saturday and in the process racked up 410 yards of total offense.
The seven new starters on that side of the ball need to grow up in a hurry because these Pirates won't take any prisoners.
One thing you can bet on is that the Hokies will again go to tightend against the Pirates just as they did against Akron
The Hokies and Pirates kick things off Thursday night at 8 in Greenville at Dowdy Ficklin Stadium. That's it for this week's Tech 2000 report.))
The Patrick Henry/Amherst football game was postponed Friday night due to weather and poor field conditions at Victory Stadium. The game was played today at Rivers Edge.
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After a scoreless first half, Jeff Johnson would get his Patriots going first in the third quarter. Jermaine Myers would break free from the line and scoot down field, out running the Lancers defense to set up Patrick Henry's first touchdown of the day.
Then, Maurice Robinson drops the ball, picks it back up and runs it in from 15 yards out and PH led 6-nothing in the third.
Myers finds daylight again, bursting through the line on his way to a 66 yard touchdown gallop up the right side of the field and Patrick Henry had the game in hand, making a two point conversion to go up 14 nothing.
Amherst comes right back on it's next possession as quarterback Chris Williams hits Brian McPherson, he takes the ro
ck and breaks a few tackles and is on his way [SUPER=34-Patrick Henry/14/Amherst/12;]to a 64 yard touchdown jaunt with
just over two minutes left in the third.
With three and a half minutes left in the game, Kionne Dixon scores from three yards out to make it 14-12.
But PH stops to two point conversion and improves to 2 and OH with the win.
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((JEFF JOHNSON/PATRICK HENRY FOOTBALL COACH:))
((MICKEY CROUCH/AMHERST FOOTBALL COACH:))
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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!]
Now the reason the game was NOT played at Victory Stadium is that the Roanoke City Parks and Recreation department felt the field was too wet.
There were some places that had water spots but the process of getting the game moved was tough on Patrick Henry.
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[SUPER=01-Woody Deans/Patrick Henry Athletic Director; :00]
[OUT Q=....big plus"]
The Rivers Edge field was not much better and in some areas much worse and PH could not charge admission and lost five thousand dollars.
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[IN Q="the reason]
[OUT Q=....10 games"]
Stephen Davis and the Redskins reached a contract agreement today.
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The deal is worth 90 million dollars over 9 years, He registerd 133-yards rushing and 1 touchdown yesterday against the Panthers.
One basketball note. University of Virginia Women's basketball coach Debbie Ryan released a statement today about the cancerous tumor she recently had removed from her pancreas.
Ryan noted that the tumor luckily hadn't spread through her body. All follow-up tests have been normal, and she will be back to the team full time within three weeks and will be in the office some this week.
In the National League today, the playoff contending New York Mets took on the Reds in Cinci.
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The Reds would quickly take control of this one. In the Bottom of the first, Ken Griffey Junior says "see ya" to t
his Al Leiter offering, 2-0 Reds. Then in the third, [SUPER=35-Cincinnati/6/New York/2;]Dmitri Young gets his 79th RBI
with this single to right which scores Pokey Reese. The Mets would eventually get a couple of runs, but the Reds held on to take this one 6-2.
[VO-NAT WIPE TO #ENG!!!!!!]
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A surprise in Toronto, the normally solid David Wells was shell shocked today by Oakland. Ben Grieve's homer here provided two of the five first-inning runs for the A's, who would go on to win 10 to zero.
In other scores today, Boston beat Seattle 5-1, Cleveland over Tampa Bay 5-1. Texas beats Chicago 5-4, Baltimore down
s Minnesota 3-2. in the NL, St. Louis tops Montreal 4-2. Colorado is 4 runs better than the Cubs and Florida beats Hous
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