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A deadly shark attack in Virginia Beach over the weekend has beachgoers and authorities on the lookout this Labor Day.
A 10-year-old boy died yesterday, after being bitten by a shark at Sandbridge Beach Saturday.
As Drew Levinson reports, it's the first fatal shark attack in the U-S this year.
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[SUPER=01-Charlie Sample/Beachgoer; :11]
[SUPER=01-Nicole Runion/Witness; :36]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Edwards/Virginia Beach EMS; :50]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:19]
[OUT Q=DL, Sandbridge Beach, VA.]
(SOT: CHARLIE SAMPLE/BEACHGOER)
"This has been the only attack here in like 30 years, so I figure the
chances are pretty slim of happening again.
ON SATURDAY, TEN-YEAR OLD DAVID PELTIER BECAME THE FIRST PERSON IN THE
U.S. THIS YEAR KILLED BY A SHARK . THE BOY WAS IN SHALLOW WATER -- ABOUT
150-FEET FROM SHORE -- WHEN THE SHARK BIT HIM IN THE LEG. UNABLE TO FREE
HIMSELF FROM THE PREDATOR'S JAWS, DAVID WAS FINALLY RESCUED BY HIS
FATHER ... WHO MANAGED TO HIT THE SHARK ON THE HEAD.
RICHARD PELTIER THEN USED A SURFBOARD TO BRING HIS SON ASHORE.
(SOT: NICOLE RUNION/WITNESS)
"I saw this little boy laying on the beach screaming. His father was
there the whole time, telling him 'It's going to be OK, it's going to be
LIFEGUARDS TRIED TO SAVE THE BOY, WHO WAS LOOSING LARGE AMOUNTS OF
(SOT: BRUCE EDWARDS/VIRGINA BEACH EMS)
"The lifeguards were trying to provide first aid to try to control the
bleeding ... but the young lad lost consciousness and cpr had to be
A NUMBER OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ATTACKED BY SHARKS THIS YEAR. EIGHT-YEAR
OLD JESSIE ARBOGAST IS STILL IN A LIGHT COMA AFTER A SHARK SEVERED HIS
ARM BACK IN JULY ... ALONG FLORIDA'S GULF COAST. JESSIE'S UNCLE WRESTLED
THAT SHARK TO SHORE AND REMOVED THE BOY'S LIMB .. SO IT COULD BE
HERE ON THE VIRGINIA COAST, OFFICIALS ARE TAKING FEW CHANCES. IN
ADDITION TO WARNING BEACHGOERS, THEY HAVE MORE THAN 40 PEOPLE IN THE
WATER ... SEARCHING FOR SHARKS.
DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, SANDBRIDGE BEACH, VIRGINIA.))
Danville authorities say a Domino's Pizza delivery driver shot a suspect who was robbing him.
Police were called to the 800 block of Buford Street around 10:30 last night.
The driver told police that after he delivered a pizza, two men stopped his vehicle, pulled a gun and demanded money.
During the robbery, the driver shot one of them four times.
He was taken to Duke University Medical Center.
THAT was one of two robberies that occured last night.
The other happened around 9 on Riverside Drive.
Authorities say the victim reported sitting in his car when two men approached him.
One of the suspects pulled a gun and demanded money.
Police are investigating both incidents.
One man was seriously injured after an accident in Pearisburg this morning.
Authorities say the driver, 40 year old Johnson Hickenbottom Junior of Christiansburg, was traveling on Narrows Road at Newberry Ford around 4:10 this morning.
He rounded the curve on the wrong side of the road ... ran off the right shoulder ... went airborne, crashed through a trailer, then went another one-hundred feet before stopping.
Two people were in the trailer, but neither person was injured.
Hickenbottom sustained serious injuries and was taken to the hospital.
One of his passengers was treated and released. The other was not injured.
Authorities say alcohol and speed contributed to the accident.
The city of Danville is asking residents to conserve water today while it makes repairs.
The city needs to repair a faulty gate on Dan River Incorporated's Schoolfield Dam.
In order to complete the repairs, the water level in the reservoir will be lowered to allow access for workers.
As a result, Danville's water intake point will be inoperable all day.
City officials are asking residents to conserve water until levels can return to normal tomorrow morning.
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Crews have fixed the water main break that left several homes without water yesterday.
The water line broke in front of the Shenandoah Life building on Brambleton Avenue yesterday afternoon.
Water rushed down and partially flooded Fishburne park.
Roanoke Police say their 9-1-1 switchboard was swamped with calls about water service.
Officials say the water main is fixed this morning and all streets are cleared.
You may soon be able to buy beer and wine on Sundays in Pittsylvania County.
The Board of Supervisors recently agreed to allow voters to choose whether to end Sunday prohibition.
News 7's Justin McLeod tells us why a new Virginia law could play a part in this old issue.
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You can buy just about anything you want here at the E-Z shop on Highway 58 just west of Danville.
But on Sundays, don't reach for the beer or wine.
Pittsylvania County has Sunday prohibition.
[IN Q=We have to drive all the way]
((STEVE DUNCAN/CUSTOMER: WE HAVE TO DRIVE ALL THE WAY TO HENRY COUNTY OR WE HAVE TO DRIVE ALL THE WAY TO THE CITY OF DANVILLE ON SUNDAYS WHEN WE HAVE ALL THE STORES RIGHT HERE.))
[OUT Q=stores right here]
But that could soon change.
Area businesses have successfully petitioned the county to allow voters to decide whether the ban should stay or go.
They argue Sunday prohibition costs them thousands of dollars in revenue each year.
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((MICHAEL ESTES/CONVENIENCE STORE OWNER: THEY ARE NOT PLANNING STOPPING HERE TO GET BEER, STOPPING HERE TO GET GAS, STOPPING HERE TO BUY CHIPS. THEY STOP TO GET IT ALL AT ONCE, AND IF THEY CAN'T GET IT ALL THEY'LL JUST GO UP THE ROAD.))
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE LAST TIME THIS ISSUE CAME UP IT WAS ABOUT TEN YEARS AGO. AT THE TIME, VOTERS DECIDED TO KEEP THE BAN BY THE NARROWEST OF MARGINS. THIS TIME AROUND, THERE WILL BE A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE, VOTERS WILL DECIDE BY DISTRICT RATHER THAN ALTOGETHER AS A COUNTY.))
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So conceivably, residents in one town could say yes while another says no.
As an example, that could allow for Sunday alcohol sales in Gretna but not in Chatham.
This is all made possible thanks to a new Virginia law.
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[IN Q=Everytime they put it up]
((FRED EVANS/CUSTOMER: EVERYTIME THEY PUT IT UP ITS BEEN DEFEATED, I DON'T KNOW IF ANYTHING HAS CHANGED OR NOT, I HOPE IT HAS.))
((SOYNA LOVINGS/CUSTOMER: WHY DRINK IT ON SUNDAY, WHY SELL IT ON SUNDAY, CAUSE IT IS THE LORD'S DAY, A DAY OF REST.))
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Area churches led the fight last time to defeat the ban.
According to the Pittsylvania County Baptist Association, there is no active campaign so far.
Voters will have the final say this November.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Pittsylvania County.))[Racism]
Ages-old conflicts over the Middle East and slavery are threatening to ruin a United Nations summit on racism taking place this week in South Africa.
Richard Roth reports.
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[OUT Q=Richard Roth, CBS News, London.]
((CONCEIVED WITH A MANDATE TO FIGHT DISCRIMINATION AND PROMOTE RACIAL
TOLERANCE, THE U-N CONFERENCE HAS BECOME A FORUM FOR BITTER ARGUMENT
BETWEEN ARABS AND ISRAELIS.
WITH A DRAFT DOCUMENT OVER THE WEEKEND CALLING ISRAEL A RACIST STATE AND
EQUATING ZIONISM WITH RACISM,
ISRAELI AND SOME AMERICAN OFFICIALS ARE WARNING THEY MAY WALK OUT OF THE
MEETING BEFORE ITS SCHEDULED FINISH ON FRIDAY.
AMERICA'S ALREADY SNUBBED THE CONFERENCE BY NOT SENDING SECRETARY OF
STATE COLIN POWELL...A MISTAKE, ACCORDING TO AMERICAN DELEGATE JESSE
"Our absence here is an abdication of leadership and responsibility, we
cannot be a world power on the sidelines...
NARR: JACKSON WANTS THE CONFERENCE TO REDRESS THE WRONGS OF SLAVERY --
WITH APOLOGIES, AND MONEY.
the issue of reparations is an idea whose time has come, what form it
may take is a bit uncertain
NARR: WESTERN COUNTRIES THIS WEEK MAY ACKNOWLEDGE THE SUFFERING CAUSED
BY SLAVERY - BUT THEY'LL RESIST DIRECTLY APOLOGIZING OVER HISTORY.
RICHARD ROTH CBS NEWS LONDON))
Israeli leaders are blaming the U-N summit on racism for a rash of violence in Jersualem.
Israelis responded to the terrorist attacks this morning -- firing several missiles at a Palestinian security office in the West Bank.
Four car bomb explosions rocked Jerusalem's morning rush hour.
Three people were hurt.
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine has claimed responsibility for the blasts.
The group's leader was killed last week by an Israeli helicopter strike.
Meanwhile, Israel's foreign minister says he's working to set up truce talks with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Ethnic Indians in Fiji are celebrating a holiday of their own today... with firewalking and face piercing.
Wearing headdresses of fruit, their bodies and faces skewered by piercing, a procession of ethnic Indian men tread barefoot through a pit of red hot coals.
The fire walking ritual is a tribute to the Hindu goddess of nature and part of an annual festival.
This year, the holy event falls on the day before vote counting starts in elections to reinstate Fiji's democratic government.
Observers hope the election calms racial tensions between ethnic Indians and indigenous Fijians that have simmered for decades.
Explore Park is bustling with activity this Labor Day.
This weekend the park is playing host to the sixth annual Appalachian Folk Festival.
It features music, crafts, and demonstrations on how people lived from the sixteenth century on up.
Organizers say the Roanoke County festival helps bring history alive.
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((STEVE SARVER/EVENT ORGANIZER: ITS AN OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE AND OFTEN THATS FEW AND FAR BETWEEN IN TODAY'S WORLD AND SO JUST THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE OUT AND ABOUT, TO TAKE A RIDE ON THE WAGON AND TO VISIT, TOUCH, SEE, SENSE, SMELL, ALL THE THINGS IN THE PAST THAT MAKE US SO GREAT.))
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You still have time to check out the Appalachian Folk Festival.
It continues today until 5 at Explore Park.
In business news, Wall Street is closed for the Labor Day Holiday.
Trading resumes tomorrow.
Virginia Tech running back Lee Suggs will have to face one of the toughest battles of his college career.
After tearing the anterior (CREW-SHe-ATE) cruciate ligament in his left knee in Saturday's win over Connecticut .. Suggs will now undergo surgery.
The injury occured on what appeared to be an innocent looking sweep around the left end.
Head Trainer Mike Goforth said yesterday that the knee was swollen and that Suggs was experiencing pain -- which means its a new injury requiring surgery.
Gorforth said the surgery to repair the A-C-L and the (men-ISS-cuss) Menis-cus will take place in 2 weeks after the swelling and pain subsides.
In a release from the Tech sports information office, Suggs said quote "of course I'm dissapointed, but I have to try and make the best of it. He said, "we'll just have to go in and fix it and try to get it ready for next year."
Keith Burnell, who rushed for 70 yards and 2 touchdowns in the win over Connecticut will become the starter next week against Western Michigan.
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Freshman Kevin Jones will become the back up running back.
Suggs, a redshirt Junior, has a year of eligiblity remaining.
The Virginia football team almost had a tragic loss to Richmond on Saturday.
Now the Cavaliers have 11 days to forget their mistakes and prepare to take on Penn State.
Steve Mason has more from Charlottesville.
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Despite several crashes during the Southern 500 at Darlington ... Ward Burton still managed to take the checkered flag.
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Rusty Wallace heads to the pits after 44 laps and he would go a lap down in the race.
Points leader Jeff Gordon collected the bonus points when he took the lead with 73 laps in the book.
Dale Jarrett passed Kurt Busch for the lead after 107 laps of the race. Jarrett started 27-th.
Stacy Compton gets tapped in the rear by Dale Earnhardt Junior and he slides all over the track bringing out the Caution.
Two cautions in less than 4 laps and the race was red flagged with under 10 laps to go.
The race restarted with 4 laps to go ... Another crash brought out the caution and Ward Burton wins the race under caution.
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Jeff Gordon was second, Bobby Labonte third, Tony Stewart fourth and Bill Elliott fifth.
The Carolina League playoffs kick off tonight at Kinston with Salem taking on the Indians in the opener.
Kinston won the first and second half Southern Division titles... but the Avalanche beat the Indians a week ago in Salem.
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[OUT Q=.....get it done."]
All three games of the first round will be played in Kinston.