Coming up on NEWS 7 at six.
Trouble breaks out at a nightclub for teens.
And, it's not the Virginia Tech Hokies but hundreds of women who are hitting the gridiron with head-coach Frank Beamer.
In sports, Frank Beamer comments on Michael Vick's progress in the NFL, the super seven is inducted in the NFL hall of fame
and we will have qualifying from Indy as a suprise driver takes the pole.
Rain showers are moving through the region tonight, some areas may get hit with a thunderstorm, others may receive a soaking. The Saturday night forecast is next.
[IN Q=My friend Jesse]
((CHRISSY CARROLL: MY FRIEND JESSE, HE HAD RUN TO THE FRONT DOOR TO INHALE IT AND HE ENDED UP PASSING OUT AND GOING TO THE HOSPITAL.))
[OUT Q=to the hospital]
Chaos breaks out at a local teen hangout.
Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.[Nightclub]
Attempts to break up a fight at a Roanoke dance club sent several people to the hospital 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.
31-thousand pounds of country ham are being recalled.
This after a North Carolina producer failed to meet temperature requirements that kill human parasites in the ham.
[TAKE PINNACLE #8700EssC]
All packages bear "Est. 1740" on the U-S-D-A Seal of Inspection.
In stores, be on the look out for Brookwood Farms Pepper Coated Country Ham.
In restaurants, beware of boxes, with five whole hams per case.
Among some of the labels are Calhoun's Old Fashion Country Ham, Brookwood Farms Country Ham and Gayle's Market Old Fashion Country Ham.
[TAPE#=01-45 - TC 15:01]
More than five thousand people are in Roanoke this weekend for a regional Jehovah's Witness 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, victims of flooding in West Virginia and parts of Southwest Virginia are restarting their lives...
and the Mill Mountain Zoo is hoping it can help flood victims get back on track. We'll have details coming up in just a few minutes, but first, let's check in Jacey in the Weather Center.
Several hundred woman touched down in Blacksburg today.
They suited up for a women's football clinic at Virginia Tech.
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; :]
[SUPER=01-Andrea Petera/Blue Ridge; :]
[SUPER=01-Sarah Dotson/Charlottesville; :]
[SUPER=01-Anita Saunders/Vinton; :]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Clark/Ohio; :]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Football Coach; :]
[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.))[Tazewell-Relief]
Tazewell County residents have received nearly one and a half million dollars since President Bush declared several southwest Virginia counties a federal disaster area.
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.
Helping flood-damaged businesses recover in West Virginia is also a priority.
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]
Some area organizations are on the right track.
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 has raised nearly five hundred dollars so far today.
The Roanoke Jaycees will now match it, bringing the total to a thousand dollars.
You can still help, the ride runs until seven tonight.
The J-P-S apparel plant in South Boston closed its doors for the last time yesterday.
The company decided in June to consolidate manufacturing operations and discontinue making certain fabrics.
Nearly 350-people lost their jobs.
Employees gathered one last time for a goodbye luncheon on Friday.
Town and county officials continue to work together to market the site in hopes of attracting new businesses and jobs to the area.
Still to come on News 7 at 6, Steve Mason will join us with highlights from the day in sports, and Michael Vick's debut in the N-F-L...
plus, Shannon Young with the story of an African American poet whose work and home are still treasured today.
We'll be right back.
Relatives are being briefed this weekend on the cause of that March accident that claimed the lives of 21- National Guard members.
[VO-NAT 17 plus pad]
Blacksburg Native Greg Skurupey and 17-others based at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach were killed when their plane crashed near Macon, Georgia.
The other crewmen were from Florida.
[SUPER=03-Unadilla, GA/March; QUICK!!!!!]
Teams made up of chaplains, National Guard officers and family support personnel began briefing victims' relatives earlier today.
According to the Associated Press-- the plane encountered a violent storm that subjected it to nine times the force of gravity.
She didn't start writing to be published, but Anne Spencer became the first woman and the first Virginian to have her work included in the Norton Anthology of American Poetry.
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.))
Winston Cup drivers invaded the Indianapolis Motor Speeway today to qualify for tomorrow's Brickyard 400
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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. Ellliott Sadler/PROV/39. Bobby Labonte/PROV/40. Kenny Sc
[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.
Earlier in the Newscast we showed you how Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer is not only reaching out to fans, but he's also making theeffort to educate them on the finer points of football.
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Last Night; :00]
His 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 likes big Mike's progress.
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[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Football Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=......he's gonna be a great quarterback"]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Falcons vs. Steelers; :00]
Vick made his former coach proud with a solid performance last night at the Georgia Dome.
Vick entered the game late in the first quarter. On the Falcons second possession with Vick he hooks up on a 23 yard screen pass to Maurice Smith.
He looked calm in the pocket, here taking his time to find Bob Christian for 15 yards.
His pass pass of the night, this bullet to Terrance Mathis. Vick completed 5 of 8 passes for 75 yards but the Falcons lose 17-16.
A couple of former Los Angeles Rams linemen
were among seven inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame today
at Canton, Ohio.
[SUPER=03-Canton, OH; :00]
Jackie Slater made it to the Hall podium after spending 20 years protecting Rams quarterbacks.
Jack Youngblood was honored for his toughness at defensive end for the Rams. Youngblood played the 1980 Super Bowl with a broken leg.
Former Miami defensive linemen Nick Buonicanti (bah-ih-KAHN'-tee) also received induction.
Mike Munchak and fellow offensive lineman Ron Yary were also inducted today, along with former Buffalo Bills coach Marv Levy and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lynn Swann.
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[IN Q="i can't]
[SUPER=01-Lynn Swann/Won Four Super Bowls with Steelers; :00]
[OUT Q=..get this jacket off me"]
Lots of Major League matinee madness going on today, lets go to the Big Apple where the Yankees and the Angels fought it out.
[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.
The Roanoke valley takes pride in its Junior Golf programs. And this year the juniors have had a chance to play all the courses in the valley in a tournament like format.
Roy Stanley has more.
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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:))