Coming up on News 7-
A new forecast brings relief for one state-- and worry for others now in the path of Tropical Storm Barry.
Chaos erupts inside a local teen hangout.
Another football player dies on the field.
And, Franklin County's most famous outlaw helps a local couple tie the knot.
News 7 is next.
The deep south braces for heavy surf and strong winds as Tropical Storm Barry eyes the coast.
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]
Good Evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.[Barry]
Tropical Storm Barry is stalled in the Gulf of Mexico, but forecasters say an upper-level disturbance could pull the storm northward.
Drew Levinson has the latest.
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[SUPER=03-Grand Isle, LA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bubba Grandin/Vacationer; :26]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News; :34]
[SUPER=01-Roy Guidry/Fisherman; 1:00]
DOWN OFF OF LOUISIANA'S GRAND ISLE, THE WAVES KICKED UP SATURDAY. WITH
THIS AREA NOW UNDER A TROPICAL STORM WARNING, PARK RANGERS CLEARED THE
(NAT - PARK RANGER)
(NAT - HAMMER NAILING A BOARD)
BUBBA GRANDIN AND HIS SON BOARDED UP THEIR WEEKEND CABIN. THEY HOPE SOME
PAINT CANS WILL DO MORE THAN JUST HOLD PAINT, THEY HOPE THEY'LL KEEP THE
WATER OUT OF THE ICEBOX.
(SOT: BUBBA GRANDIN/VACATIONER)
THE SHRIMP AND FISHING BOATS ARE TIED UP ALL ALONG BAYOU LAFOURCHE. ON A
NORMAL DAY, ROY GUIDRY WOULD HAVE HIS 60-FOOT SHRIMPER, THE TIULF OF
MEXICO. INSTEAD, HE'S GIVING HER A FRESH COAT OF PAINT. HE SAYS BEING
DOCKED IS COSTING HIM A THOUSAND DOLLARS A DAY.
(SOT: ROY GUIDRY/FISHERMAN)
BETTER TO LOSE MONEY AND SHRIMP FOR A FEW DAYS, ROY SAYS, THAN TO LOSE
THE TIGER LILY IN A STORM.
TONIGHT HERE IN NEW ORLEANS IT LOOKS LIKE THE CRESCENT CITY HAS ONCE
AGAIN DODGED A BULLET. BARRY IS NOW SETTING ITS SIGHTS ON EITHER ALABAMA
OR NORTHWEST FLORIDA.
DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, NEW ORLEANS.))
Several people ended up in the hospital after police broke up a fight at a Roanoke Dance Club last night.
The incident happened at The Junction on Williamson Road just after eleven o'clock.
Witnesses say a security guard tried to break up a fight outside the club by spraying one of the teens with pepper spray.
The teen then ran back into the club.
That's when people inside began to cough.
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[SOT 1:28:17; 1:29:51]
[IN Q=Everybody started running either]
((CHRISSY CARROLL/WITNESS: EVERYBODY STARTED RUNNING EITHER TO THE BATHROOMS OR THE BACK OF THE PLACE WHERE THERE WAS MUCH AIR.))
((DEBRA CARROLL/PARENT: I THINK IF THEY CAN'T CONTROL THE TEENAGERS THEY NEED TO CLOSE IT DOWN. I MEAN THERE'S NO SENSE IN IT. NONE WHATSOEVER TO HAVE IT OUT OF CONTROL LIKE IT WAS. IT WAS COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL IN THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Chrissy Carroll/Witness; :00]
[SUPER=01-Debra Carroll/Parent; :]
[OUT Q=control in there]
The owners of the restaurant were unavailable for comment.
No one was charged in the incident.
Several hundred woman suited up in Blacksburg today, to get an education on the gridiron.
News 7's Justin McLeod shows us why these women are in a league of their own.
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[SUPER=01-Maggie Morris/West Virginia; :09]
[SUPER=01-Andrea Petera/Blue Ridge; :13]
[SUPER=01-Sarah Dotson/Charlottesville; :27]
[SUPER=01-Anita Saunders/Vinton; :48]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Clark/Ohio; 1:15]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Football Coach; 1:29]
[OUT Q=News 7, Blacksburg]
((((NAT SOUND OF WOMEN RUNNING ONTO THE FIELD))
Move over soccer moms, here come the football moms.
[SOT :37:34; :33:11]
[IN Q=Its like 500 women]
((MAGGIE MORRIS/WEST VIRGINIA: ITS LIKE 500 WOMEN, I WAS LIKE WHOA, THATS A LOT))
((ANDREA PETERA/BLUE RIDGE: I CAN THROW A BALL, I'M GOOD. (LAUGH) I DON'T THINK I'M GOING TO DO THE TACKLING DUMMIES.))
[OUT Q=do the tackling dummies]
No dummies here. (shot of dummies on field)
Women from as far away as California paid thirty dollars to take part in the first ever Frank Beamer Women's Football Clinic.
[IN Q=I signed up the day]
((SARAH DOTSON/CHARLOTTESVILLE; I SIGNED UP THE DAY I HEARD ABOUT IT. I THOUGHT IT WAS GREAT. I WAS ALWAYS SICK OF BEING CLUELESS AT GAMES AND NOT KNOWING WHAT WAS GOING ON SO I WANTED TO LEARN.))
[OUT Q=wanted to learn]
The learning started bright and early with a photo op with the coach himself.
The women then headed to the classroom to learn plays and game plans.
The session quickly turned into fun and games when two tech players took it all off.
[IN Q=The guys taking off their shirts]
((ANITA SAUNDERS: THE GUYS TAKING OFF THEIR UNIFORMS WAS GREAT AND THROWING OUT THE LITTLE STRIP SHOW THAT WAS NICE.))
[OUT Q=that was nice]
((NAT SOUND OF WOMEN ON THE FIELD))
It was then time to take the show on the road.
The women ran through the player's tunnel and onto the field where they practiced throwing and kicking the ball.
[IN Q=Of the 500 women]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: OF THE 500 WOMEN WHO ATTENDED THIS CLINIC, MANY WILL TELL THEY'RE NOT HERE TO PROVE THAT WOMEN CAN DO ANYTHING MEN CAN DO. THEY SAY THEY ARE JUST HERE TO HAVE FUN AND GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE GAME.))
[OUT Q=of the game]
[IN Q=Its neat to hear]
((BARBARA CLARK/OHIO: ITS NEAT TO HEAR WHAT THEY'RE SCHEDULES ARE AND WHAT THEY REALLY TO DO. EVEN AS A FOOTBALL FAN I'VE NEVER KNEW.))
[OUT Q=never knew]
Many of these women are true Tech fans who attend the games on a regular basis.
The coach hopes this clinic will put them on a whole new playing field.
[IN Q=We're just trying to get]
((FRANK BEAMER/FOOTBALL COACH: WE'RE JUST TRYING TO GET THEM WHERE THEY KNOW WHATS GOING ON IN THE STANDS AND SIT THERE AND TELL THEIR HUSBAND NO NO YOU'RE WRONG, IT SHOULD BE THIS WAY SO WE'RE TRYING TO GET THEM EDUCATED IN THAT REGARD.))
[OUT Q=in that regard]
Its an education that will last long after the game is over.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Blacksburg.))[Football-Death]
It wasn't the heat that killed a Northwestern University football player-- it was bronchial asthma.
[VO-NAT 20:16:00 12.5]
Rashidi Wheeler was stricken during a conditioning drill yesterday.
The 22- year old senior had a history of asthma and was carrying an inhaler when he collapsed on the field during practice and later died.
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[IN Q=He wanted]
((LINDA WILL/WHEELER'S MOTHER: HE WANTED TO GO PRO, HE TOLD ME, HE SAYS "MOM, I WANT TO TAKE CARE OF MY FAMILY".
RANDY WALKER/HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: I DON'T KNOW WHAT WORDS I CAN GIVE YOU AS FAR AS HOW WE FEEL. I KNOW MOST OF US ARE STILL IN TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF GRIEF.))
[SUPER=02-Linda Will/Wheeler's Mother; :00 QUICK!!! ]
[SUPER=01-Randy Walker/Head Football Coach; :07]
[OUT Q=amount of grief.]
[VO-NAT 9 plus pad]
Wheeler is the fourth football fatality in the past two weeks.
An Indiana high school player died from a brain aneurysm. Two other deaths were ruled heat-related.
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]
Doctors have declared President Bush in "outstanding shape.''
[VO-NAT 20:10:23 21 plus pad]
[SUPER=03-Fort Hood, TX]
Tonight-- the President is in Texas about to embark on a nearly month long vacation.
But earlier today he was given his first presidential check-up at Bethesda Naval Hospital.
The president's medical team found mild "high- frequency" hearing loss, allergies and removed three small skin lesions.
But aside from that, a written statement proclaims the commander-in-chief "fit for duty.''
[TAPE#=01-45 - TC 15:01]
More than five thousand people are in Roanoke this weekend for the regional Jehovah's Witnesses Conference.
The three day event at the Roanoke Civic Center attracts people from all over Virginia and West Virginia.
They're taking part in discussions, bible studies, as well as hearing testimonials from featured speakers.
Organizers hope the programs will help clear up misconceptions the public may have about Jehovah's Witnesses.
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[IN Q=We encourage and invite]
((MIKE SASSARD/CONVENTION CHAIRMAN: WE ENCOURAGE AND INVITE ANYONE TO ATTEND. EVERYTHING THAT IS DONE HERE IS ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS. THERE'S NO CHARGE TO COME AND ATTEND ANY OF THE MEETINGS HERE OR ANY OF OUR LOCAL CONGREGATIONS. WE INVITE PEOPLE TO COME THERE AS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Sassard/Convention Chairman]
[OUT Q=there as well]
All convention sessions are free and open to the public.
The conference wraps up tomorrow.
Still to come on News 7, they have seen devastating floods in the past month, now flood victims start to pick up the pieces...
and who rules the roost in this marriage? And did they dance beak-to-beak at the reception? Don't fly away, we'll have the details coming up in just a few minutes.
Heavy rain is taking a toll on parts of Kentucky and Tennessee.
[VO-NAT 19:26:47 13.5]
[SUPER=03-Greene Co., TN; ]
In northeast Tennessee, five people are reported missing.
Several homes have also been washed away in southeast Greene County.
Residents in about 40- other homes have been evacuated.
More than 600- homes and businesses are also without power.
After being declared a Federal Disaster Area by President Bush, Tazewell County residents have received nearly one and a half million dollars in aid.
The President made the declaration three weeks ago but the disaster period was reopened after last week's severe rains and flooding.
More than 200- Tazewell County residents have signed up over the past few days.
Most of the funds were granted for emergency housing and home repair.
Nearly 700 homes and 50 businesses in Tazewell County were damaged by flooding and mudslides nearly a month ago.
West Virginia is also seeing relief from devastating floods.
In Greenbrier and Nicholas counties, business owners can borrow up to 20- thousand dollars without paying any interest.
[SUPER=03-McDowell Co., WV/Monday; ]
Another kind of loan is available to small businesses in McDowell and Wyoming counties.
Micro loans of up to 15-thousand dollars can be repaid over six years at a one percent interest rate.
West Virginia's Governor says helping BUSINESSES recover is key to helping southern West Virginia's ECONOMY recover.
[GRAPHIC=Mill Mountain Zoo]
Many area residents jumped on the train in an effort to help out their neighbors this afternoon.
The Mill Mountain Zoo and the Roanoke Jaycees teamed up today to help flood victims in Southwest Virginia and West Virginia.
The zoo donated all the proceeds raised from the little zoo choo train ride.
Organizers say the need remains strong even a month after floods struck the area.
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[IN Q=It will be used for flooding]
((MARY KNAPP/ROANOKE JAYCEES: IT WILL BE USED FOR FLOODING ASSISTANCE, TO HELP PEOPLE GET BACK ON THEIR FEET, PROVIDE THEM WITH TEMPORARY HOUSING AS WELL GIVE THEM WHAT THEY NEED TO START ALL OVER AGAIN. A LOT OF FOLKS LOST HOUSES AND EVERYTHING THEY OWNED AND WITHOUT FLOOD INSURANCE ITS GOING TO BE HARD FOR THEM TO GET BACK WHERE THEY NEED TO BE.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Knapp/Roanoke Jaycees]
[OUT Q=where they need to be]
The little zoo choo ride raised more than five hundred dollars today.
The Roanoke Jaycees will now match it, bringing the total to around a thousand dollars.
Still to come, Steve Mason will join us with the starting grid for the Brickyard 4-hundred...
Britain showered its beloved Queen Mother with bouquets, balloons and cards today. Stay with us, there's much more to come on News 7 at 11.
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It was a royal affair in Britain...
Today the Queen Mother celebrated more than a century of Royalty.
Her Royal Highness-- who turned 101, stood outside her home greeting well-wishers.
As thousands looked on, The Queen Mother spoke with the children, making rounds in a golf cart.
She was serenaded by a Military band and accompanied by Prince Charles and Princes William and Harry.
The celebration comes just three days after the Queen Mum was released from the hospital where she underwent treatment for anemia.
She didn't start her writing career to be famous, but Anne Spencer went on to become a well known American poet.
In this week's Time Off Shannon Young takes us to Anne Spencer's Lynchburg retreat.
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[IN Q="Peace is here in every season..."]
[SUPER=01-Carol Spencer Read/Granddaughter; 26]
[OUT Q=N7 Lynchburg.]
(("Peace is here in every season"... so wrote Anne Spencer about the haven she and her husband created at 1313 Pierce Street.
The internationally recognized, African-American poet lived within these walls until her death in 1975.
But her presence can still be felt.
[IN Q=Everything in this house...]
((Everything in this house is hers. It's how she left it.))
[OUT Q=It's how she left it.]
Carol Spencer Read gives tours of her grandmother's home, telling stories about the woman who never hesitated to question the world around her.
[IN Q=Anne Spencer was one of those that would not sit at the back of the bus...]
((Anne Spencer was one of those that would not sit at the back of the bus. She'd ride the ice cart downtown where she had to go. She was the lady that would wear slacks when nobody else would wear slacks.))
[OUT Q=when nobody else would wear slacks.]
As an activist for human rights, civil rights, and women's rights Spencer made friends in high places.
The likes of Langston Hughes, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Sterling Brown visited this home, with the purpose often more than a social call.
[IN Q=The dining room table that we're sitting at...]
((The dining room table that we're sitting at in 1917 was where the local NAACP was organized with W.E.B. Dubois.))
[OUT Q=was organized with W.E.B. Dubois.]
Outside, another of Spencer's passions continues to thrive.
Her gardens, broken into three compartments, are often alluded to in her work.
In the center there's Edankraal.
[IN Q=Edankraal is ED for Ed...]
((Edankraal is ED for Ed, which is her husband, AN for Anne, and "kraal", which is German or Dutch for abode or cottage. So, it's Ed and Anne's cottage.))
[OUT Q=So, it's Ed and Anne's cottage.]
The cottage is surrounded by a rose garden, brimming with the same bushes Spencer planted decades ago... and the pond with it's goldfish and lily pads.
All continuing to flourish, just as the poet herself had predicted.
"This small garden is half my world" she wrote.
"I am nothing to it -when all is said, I plant the thorn and kiss the rose, but they will grow when I am dead."
Shannon Young, News 7, Lynchburg.))
They haven't even been married for a day and already their marriage has gone to the birds.
Well-- a rather famous bird.
After trading their nuptials, Jamie Hinkle and Steve (mah-TAY-oh) Matteo were whisked away in a pink cadillac this evening sporting one of Franklin County's most visible outlaws.
The owner of a Smith Mountain Lake miniature golf course took his zoning dispute with Franklin County on the road by making the car the bird's perch.
No word on whether the pair came close to chickening out on their vows.
In Carolina League action. The Salem Avalanche beat Wilmington last night 9-2. The Avs have now won seven in a row, the longest winning streak of the season in the league.
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Indians vs. Hillcats; :00]
The Hillcats would host Kinston tonight and fans were out in full force.
In the bottom of the fourth, watch Lynchburg's Ronnie Palino say see ya later to to this [SUPER=36-Lynchburg/4/Kins
ton/0;]pitch, sending the rock over the left field wall. The two run homer brings in Chris Combs as well. 4-nothing Cats.
Lynchburg's Jose Hernandez at the plate. Jonathan Prieto tries to steal but he is caught red handed.
Emotions were high. Shawn Garrett strikes out and is not a happy camper. But Cats win 4-zip.
On to the majors where the Braves put together a major blowout against the Milwaukee Brewers.
[SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI/Braves vs. Brewers; :00]
Bernie Brewer's bullseye would be found early and often by the Braves.
In the top of the third watch Atlanta's Dave Martinez bid a tearful farewell to this pitch, a homerun over the right field fence. BJ Surhoff is gonna score as well and it's 5-nothing Atlanta.
[SUPER=35-Atlanta/14/Milwaukee/2;]But the man with the plan was Wes Helms. He drives in a career-high seven runs. He
lms had been hitless in his last 18 at-bats before smacking a two-run homer, a bases-loaded triple and a two-run round-tripper. Braves win 14-2
[VO-NAT WIPE TO #ENG!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/Phillies vs. Giants; :00]
On to the San Francisco where the Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies battled. Who let the dogs out.
Someone let Barry Bonds out and he ran hard, crushing his major league leading 47th [SUPER=35-Philadelphia/12/San F
rancisco/2;]homerun in the bottom of the sixth, a two run shot to right.
But the Phillies would ruin Barry's day. Pat Burrell with the homer, 6-2 Phillies and Philly hammers the Giants 12 to 2.
To the Big Apple where the Yankees and the Angels would go to war.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Angels vs. Yankees; :00]
Tino Martinez was the hero for the Bronx Bombers as he hits a two-run homer in the
bottom of the eighth to push the New York Yankees over Anaheim 5-to-4. Alfonso Soriano and Derek Jeter homered in the fifth inning to give the Yankees a two-run lead before the Angels rallied.
[SUPER=35-New York/5/Anaheim/4;]Roger Clemens left the game leading 3-to-1 in the seventh. He failed to become the y
ear's first 16-game winner, but his eleven-game winning streak remains intact on his 39th birthday.
[WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=0093-j/Salem/9//Wilmington/2//Salem won 7 in a row//Kinston/0/j/Lynchburg/4///;]
[SUPER=0092-j/New York/4//Arizona/2////Chicago/1/j/Los Angeles/3///;]
[SUPER=0092-j/Philadelphia/12//San Francisco/2//Bonds 47th HR//Cincinnati/1//San Diego/1/5//;]
[OUT Q=...last score."]
A lot of women had the chance to get up close and personal with Frank Beamer and the rest of the Virginia Tech coaching staff in a Hokie football clinic for ladies. It seems these gals aren' t the only ones in class lately.
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Last Night; :00]
Beamer's former quarterback is going through an education in the NFL. Michael Vick made hsi debut for the Falcons last night against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the pre season. In limited action, coach Beamer and a former teamate like Mike's progress.
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[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Football Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ronyell Whitaker/Virginia Tech Cornerback; :15]
[OUT Q=...... i think he did a good job"]
Winston Cup drivers qualified for the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speeway today for race 21 of 36 on the schedule.
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/CNN-SI; :00]
Clear skies over Indy as drivers went through time trials. Dale Jarrett, having lost ground in the points race, needs a good run and he will start sixth in row three.
The top five qualifiers are made up of three Fords and two Dodges including Bill Elliott's number nine Dodge, Awesome Bill will start on the outside pole.
But no one could touch Jimmy Spencer, that's right, Spencer, whose best qualifying effort at Indy to date was no bbetter than 21st, wins his first pole since 1994. Here's the starting grid.
[WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=0107-1. Jimmy Spencer/179.665/2. Bill Elliott//3. Casey Atwood//4. Ricky Rudd//5. Ryan Newman//;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Dale Jarrett//7. Ricky Craven//8. Sterling Marlin//9. Tony Stewart//10. Todd Bodine//;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Kevin Harvick//12. Andy Houston//13. Steve Park//14. Michael Waltrip//15. Bobby Labonte//;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Jeremy Mayfield//17. Rich Bickle//18. Brett Bodine//19. Ward Burton//20. Joe Nemechek//;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Robert Pressley//22. Jeff Burton//23. Matt Kenseth//24. Dave Blaney//25. Mark Martin//;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Johnny Benson//27. Jeff Gordon//28. Ron Hornaday//29. Jason Leffler//30. John Andretti//;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Jeff Green//32. Hut Stricklin//33. Stacy Compton//34. Kurt Busch//35. Terry Labonte//;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Dale Earnhradt Jr.//37. Rusty Wallace/PROV/38. Elliott Sadler/PROV/39. Bobby Labonte/PROV/40. Kenny Sch
[SUPER=0107-41. Jerry Nadeau/PROV/42. Robby Gordon/PROV/43. Buckshot Jones/PROV/;]
[OUT Q=...last driver."]
Rick Mast, Kyle Petty and Sahna Robinson failed to qualify.
This year's Roanoke Valley junior golfers have collected quite a bot of experience on area courses in tournament like conditions. Roy Stanley tells us why it's been helpful.
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[IN Q="The season....]
[SUPER=01-Roby Roberson/Hunting Hills Pro; :16]
[SUPER=01-Liz Kasza/Parent; :42]
[SUPER=01-Mitch Clark/11 Year Old Golfer; 1:10]
[OUT Q=.....news 7 sports."]
((The season is broken down into a spring, summer and fall tour. Each golfer in 5 different age groups compete in a tournament format.
Junior golfers from as far away as Blacksburg and Floyd take part in the program.))
((ROBY ROBERSON/HUNTING HILLS PRO:))
((As many as 112 kids have come out to participate. Club pros have opened their courses throughout the valley and they even chip in to help win necessary.
But this junior program is about more than golf.))
((Tiger Woods has brought a lot of attention to junior golf throughout the United States.
But for some of the juniors learning the game is a family affair.))
((MITCH CLARK/11 YEAR OLD GOLFER:))