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Coming up on NEWS 7 at six.
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A Salem couple talks about their long and painful road to recovery... four months after they were injured at the Lowes Motor Speedway.
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And-- more than a hundred take part in a silent protest in Roanoke over the newly approved abortion pill.

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In sports, Virginia Tech talks about last night's Big East conference win over Boston College the Panthers hosted the Cowboys in Charlotte.
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And Mike Stevens will have a live report from the NAPA 500 at the Martinsville Speedway.
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Racing fans pack the Martinsville Speedway.
But days like this... bring back painful memories for two local racing fans.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.



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The NAPA Autocare 500 drew thousands to Martinville to watch Tony Stewart take the checkered flag.
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Mike Stevens spent the day at the race track - he'll have much more in a live report from Martinsville, coming up in sports.
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[***ANCHOR TAG***] It's been four months since a walkway collapsed at the Lowes Motor Speedway in North Carolina.
The collapse injured more than one hundred fans including a local couple from Salem. Kate Weidaw talked to them about the night it happened and about their long road to recovery.
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((JODY HILL: THERE WERE PEOPLE EVERYWHERE, LAYING EVERY WHERE, THEIR LEGS WOULD BE UP BY THEIR HEADS THEY WERE BROKEN SO BAD.))
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It's a night neither Jeff or Jody Hill will ever forget. They were trying to leave Lowe's Motor Speedway early so they wouldn't have to sit in traffic. But after a few steps on the bridge they heard two loud pops and then the bridge collapsed.

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((JEFF HILL: WE REMEMBER THE FALL, BEING IN MID AIR THINKING TO MYSELF I REALLY NEED TO LAND ON MY FEET, I LOOKED DOWN AND COULD SEE NOTHING BUT GRAY WHICH WAS THE CONCRETE.))
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((JODY HILL: RIGHT AFTER I HIT I LOOKED OVER FOR JEFF. SOME HOW I WAS ABLE TO STAND UP AND WALK OVER TO HIM AND I GOT OVER TO HIM AND THE FIRST THING HE SAID WAS I THINK I'M GOING TO DIE.))
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((JEFF HILL: I KNEW INSTANTLY THAT MY BACK WAS BROKEN AND MY LEGS WERE NUMB.))
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When emergency crews pulled Jeff from the concrete they found not only was his back broken, but his neck and ankles were fractures. Jody's left foot was crushed and her right foot was broken.

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((JEFF HILL: THEY GOT US OUT PRETTY FAST, THEY TOOK US OUT SEPARATELY AND TOOK US TO SEPARATE HOSPITALS 30 MILES APART AND WE WERE APART FOR OVER A MONTH BEFORE WE FINALLY GOT TO SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN.))
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Recovery has been slow for the Hill's. Both spent several weeks in the hospital, in wheel chairs, and in physical therapy. While they were gone friends built a ramp to the front door of their new home. Now months later both are able to walk but there is still a long road to recovery. Yet Jeff and Jody have found a positive way to look at this experience.

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((JEFF HILL: AS BAD AS THE ACCIDENT WAS AND CONTINUES TO BE AND PROBABLY WILL AFFECT US FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES IT GIVES YOU A NEW APPRECIATION FOR JUST BEING ALIVE.))
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((JODY HILL: YOU REALIZE HOW FAST YOUR LIFE CAN CHANGE IN ONE SECOND IT ALL CHANGED.))
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Kate Weidaw News7 Salem.))

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Several people who were injured at the Speedway have filed lawsuits against the race track. So far, the Hill's have not, but they say they're thinking about it.



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A Danville man remains hospitalized following an early morning accident in Pittsylvania County.
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State police say Joseph Richardson the third was speeding on Route 58 west when he lost control of his car and flipped several times.
Rescue crews spent about an hour freeing him from the car.
Richardson was then flown to the hospital by Lifeguard ten.
His condition has NOT been released.
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Having access to - or knowledge of - the Internet is a problem in many rural parts of the south.
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This weekend-- the "Southern Growth Policies Board" held a conference at the Hotel Roanoke in hopes of breaking what it calls the Digital Divide. Those attending the conference say many people have a computer but don't have the Internet.
They say others have the Internet but don't know how to use it.
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((SCOTT DORON: THIS AREA HAS A LOT OF ASSETS THEN OTHER COMMUNITIES IN THE SOUTH DON'T HAVE. IT HAS A WONDERFUL UNIVERSITY AND IS AN ELECTRONIC CENTER BUT YOU GO A LITTLE OUTSIDE OF BLACKSBURG AND YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE THE SAME ISSUES.))


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City and county leaders from across the South attended the three day conference, in hopes of bringing awareness to the problem - and to offer solutions that have worked for other communities.




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It was a busy day at the Catawba Fire Department - but the volunteers weren't fighting fires.
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Instead the crew was celebrating the department's 50-th anniversary with fun for everyone. Kids had a chance to learn about fire safety and to see the different trucks the department uses. The Assistant Fire Chief says the volunteers are the ones who made it all possible.
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((KENNY ORR/ASST. FIRE CHIEF: IT SPEAKS GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY AS FAR AS GETTING VOLUNTEERS FOR 50 YEARS, YOU'RE ASKING PEOPLE TO COME OUT AND GIVE THEIR TIME.))
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The Catawba Valley Civic League presented the department with an award for its service. The celebration wrapped up at 6 o'clock.
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Coming up next - Lessons in leading healthier lives help some Giles County students clean up their acts..
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And dozens of protestors speak out in Roanoke today about this week's F-D-A approval of the abortion pill R-U 486. That's still ahead.
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Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration approved the abortion pill R-U 486 for use in the United States. In Roanoke today, more than 100 people silently protested that decision.
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The protesters lined the sidewalk on the corner of Orange Avenue and Williamson Road holding signs. They say Thursday's approval of the RU-486 pill will only lead to more abortions.
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((DOUG GIMBERT/ABORTION PROTESTER: I FEEL IT WILL MAKE PROMISCUITY THAT MUCH MORE PREVALENT IN OUR SOCIETY THAT MUCH MORE PREVALENT AND LEAD TO MORE ABORTIONS AND MISINFORMATION GETTING OUT TO WOMEN WHO DON'T REALLY UNDERSTAND THE IMPACT DOWN THE ROAD WHEN THEY REALIZE WHAT THEY HAVE DONE.))
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The abortion protest is a yearly event, organized by local churches.
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Lessons taught to some Giles County high school students are apparently making the grade. Joy Sutton has more in this week's Health Check.
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At Narrows High School students can actually work in the school cafeteria once they've completed the "Serve Safe Food" program.
It teaches food handling practices, so many students are trained BEFORE working in local restaurants.
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((SARAH BURKETT/SENIOR EXTENSION AGENT:WE LOOK AT THINGS SUCH AS BEING CAREFUL ABOUT TIME AND TEMPERATURE CONTROL, ABOUT HAND WASHING, ABOUT AVOIDING CROSS CONTAMINATION))
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The program is also offered at Giles County High School.
Health officials say it has reduced the number of food handling violations by restaurant employees.
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In other health news, the V-A Medical Center in Salem says it's making changes to better serve veterans.
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((DR. STEPHEN LEMONS/DIRECTOR: EXTERNAL REVIEWERS HAVE VALIDATED THE QUALITY OF OUR CARE AS BEING SECOND TO NONE. WE ARE WORKING INTENSIVELY TO EXPAND BOTH THE QUALITY AND THE SUBSTANCE OF SERVICES BEING PROVIDED))
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Director Stephen Lemons says patients can get appointments in a third of the time it took six months ago. But Lemons admits a lack of space is forcing the hospital to divert emergency patients to other hospitals.
He says he's considering expanding the number of monitored beds and intensive care beds at the facility.
The medical center is also trying to attract more in-house specialists.
At least one patient's family says changes are needed:
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((ROSA BAKER/VETERANS WIFE: IN THE PAST YEARS WE'VE GOT GOOD CARE, BUT IN LAST RECENT YEAR IT'S BEEN REALLY BAD BECAUSE ONE PERSON DOESN'T SEEM TO KNOW WHAT THE OTHER PERSON DOING. YOU JUST GET SHIPPED DOWN THE LINE SO MANY TIMES.))
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And in other news, Danville Regional Medical Center's calling a code blue on its blood supply.
Last weekend a couple of critical patients used more than one hundred units of blood.
Officials say that left the blood supply critically low.
The American Red Cross says the need for blood donations is an issue nationwide.
If you'd like to know where you can donate - call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.
That's this week's Health Check. I'm Joy Sutton.))




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Coming up on News 7 at Six .. A viewer questions our coverage of last week's shooting at the Backstreet Cafe. [TAKE LIVE SHOT MARTINSVILLE???] And in Sports, we'll have a live report from the Martinsville speedway. We'll be right back.



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The Backstreet Cafe shootings, and the Allen-Robb debate, are the main topics in our viewer mail.
Here's this week's Feedback, with assignment editor Joe McKean.
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((The shots fired inside a gay bar in Roanoke were heard around the country and got front page attention for close to a week.
By the third day of coverage, though, many viewers agreed with a woman from Giles County (Kathy Miller) who said:
"It's terrible, it needs reporting, but there are many other stories that could use the attention. When this is the "top" story every newscast I just wonder how reporters survive. There is only so much you can say about a story! Get some stories from the Universities...Give more attention to surrounding counties. A Roanoke based station certainly realizes the large viewing area outside the Roanoke County line...BORED WITH YOUR NEWS!!!!!"
Our live coverage of a debate between US Senate candidates Chuck Robb and George Allen brought this note from Buena Vista (Penny Fauber-Moore):
"After watching these two verbally spar for an hour, I am more confused than ever as to whom to cast my vote for. Chuck Robb stuttered and stammered, and forgot questions. George Allen came across as belligerent and arrogant, and they both seemed to dodge important issues. Too bad there is not enough time for someone else to throw their hat into the ring! I remain an undecided voter."
Our mailing address is PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
If you prefer a fax, the number 540-343-7269.
The e-mail address is news@wdbj7.com.
And our web site has a moderated on-line forum.
Joe McKean, News-7.))


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And coming up in sports, Mike Stevens will have a live report on this afternoon's NAPA 500 in Martinsville the Roanoke Express opened preseason camp with head coach Perry Florio today.
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Tony Stewart is the winner of the N-A-PA 500 at Martinsville. Its his second straight win and the fifth of this season. Mike Stevens has this live report from the Speedway, Mike.

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Virginia Tech has moved into the number 3 spot in the ESPN coaches poll. Yesterday, Michael Vick rushed for a career best 210 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Hokies over Boston College 48 to 34.
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The Hokies return home next Saturday for a homecoming date with Temple.

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A 24 yard field goal in overtime gave the Dallas Cowboys a 16 to 13 win over the Carolina Panthers.
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The Panthers took the early lead in the first quarter. Tim Biakubutuka scores on this 1 yard run to make it 7 to nothing.
The Cowboys come back with a short run for a score Emmitt Smith with the nice move scoring from the 10 and Dallas led 10 to 7.
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Then with the score tied at 13 Tim Seder boots this 24 yard field goal and the Cowboys get the 16 to 13 win in overtime.
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A busy day in the N-F-L lets go to the boards and check the final scores.
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Head coach Perry Florio got his first look at the 2000-2001 Roanoke Express.
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This is Perry's first season leading the team full time. He was an assistant to Scott Gordon last year.
The team did practice yesterday, but league rules prohibited head coaches from attending.
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There are a lot of new faces this season. Perry says he has special outings planned to help blend the 12 new personalities with the dozen players fans will remember from last season.
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