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[ANCHOR=Keith]

The Roanoke County landfill may take some of the debris from the Pentagon. That's our top story tonight.
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[VO-NAT]

And despite the enormous drop in air travel, officials break ground for a new control tower at Roanoke Regional.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on News 7 Sports Tech and UVa are beefing up security measures at their respective stadiums this weekend.
This week's Tech 2001 report is one the way, plus
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[VO-NAT]

we're flashing back to the mid 90s with hoop news that's sure to Dazzle you.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Reports of tornadoes near Richmond and Washington but just some needed rain for most of our region. Weather details straight ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're all pitching in]

((WE'RE ALL PITCHING IN TO DO WHAT WE CAN TO HELP AMERICA IN THIS TIME OF CRISIS.))
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[OUT Q=in this time of crisis.]
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[VO-NAT]


Debris from the terrorist attack on the Pentagon may be headed to a landfill in Roanoke County.
Tonight, local governments are preparing to extend a helping hand, and answering the questions of concerned residents.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry

[Pentagon-Landfill]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC1:13:12]
[GRAPHIC=NEws 7 at Six]


Emergency assistance has taken many forms since the terrorist attacks on September 11th.
Now, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality is asking four landfills in the state, including the Smith Gap facility, to accept debris from the Pentagon. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC***]
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Joe Dashiell is here tonight with more on the proposal and the questions it has raised.
Keith, some of the material may contain asbestos,
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[SUPER=149-Joe Dashiell/jdashiell*wdbj7.com]

a fact that is raising some eyebrows locally.
But Roanoke County officials say the Smith Gap regional landfill routinely handles asbestos. It is permitted and prepared to handle that kind of debris.
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[IN Q=This is an emergency]
[SUPER=141-Elmer Hodge/County Administrator; :00]
[SUPER=143-Roanoke Co./1994; :21]
[SUPER=141-Butch Church/Catawba Supervisor; :35]
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((ELMER HODGE/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: THIS IS AN EMERGENCY. IT'S A TIME WHEN WE SHOULD HELP OUR NEIGHBORS. WE WANT TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO HELP THE ATTACK ON AMERICA. ALL OF US HAVE TO HELP. WE ALSO WANT TO WORK THAT THROUGH WITH THE CITIZENS. AND THAT'S WHAT'S GOING ON.))
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[OUT Q=that's what's going on.]


Elmer Hodge says it's possible the regional landfill will see very little of the Pentagon debris.
But the Smith Gap facility will accept no more than 50- thousand tons... about one third of the tonnage received in a normal year.
No more than five trucks a day will haul the material to the landfill on the Montgomery County end of Bradshaw Road.
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[IN Q=I think that every]

((I THINK THAT EVERY RED-BLOODED AMERICAN WANTS TO HELP OUT OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED. AT THE SAME TIME, I KNOW WE WANT TO BE SURE WE DON'T PUT OUR OWN CITIZENS IN HARM'S WAY.))
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The president of the Bradshaw road citizens association echoes that concern. He says the landfill's neighbors want to do the right thing, as they protect their own interests.
They're gathering tonight. The Supervisors are holding a public hearing at their meeting tomorrow evening.
Roanoke City and the town of Vinton also participate in the Roanoke Valley Resource Authority, Keith
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so they will have to sign off as well.

[Miller]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-20 TC58:04]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]

Thirteen days have passed since the attack on America, and we're starting to hear the stories of Southwest Virginia residents who put their lives on hold to help others. Whether it was in New York or Arlington, our region has contributed to the rebuilding effort in many ways.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and Rachel /Microwave;]


New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has one woman's story. Rachel? Keith, many Southwest Virginia residents are returning home but as expected they're not
[LIVE=Rachel /FULL Blacksburg]
[SUPER=149-Rachel Cannon/rcannon*wdbj7.com;]
[SUPER=145-Blacksburg;]

leaving the disaster far behind them. Today we spoke to a Giles County woman, who even with disaster site experience, says she's changed after spending time at the Pentagon.
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((TC 1:05:43 "I was handed it as I was coming off my last shift yesterday" Dorinda Miller has many momentos to remember her two weeks as a mental health worker at the Pentagon disaster site. As if she could ever forget.
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[IN Q=it was truly] (cover first part of bite)

((DORINDA MILLER/DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH WORKER; IT WAS TRULY A WAR SCENE, (CUT COVER) IN ANY DIRECTION, YOU COULD BE IN CONTACT WITH SOMEBODY WHO HAD A MACHINE GUN AND WAS READY TO USE IT IF ANYONE TRIED TO ATTACK.))
[OUT Q=TRIED TO ATTACK.]

Miller's job wasn't to protect but to counsel. She spent 12-hour shifts working with grieving families, recovery workers, as well as fire and military personnel. Giving them a chance to unload their feelings requires Miller to hold hers back.
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((DORINDA MILLER/DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH WORKER; YOU LEARN TO SORT OF PUT IT IN A BASKET AND PUT IT ASIDE SO YOU CAN TAKE CARE OF OTHER PEOPLE AND COUNSELORS DO THAT, ANYONE IN MENTAL HEALTH DOES THAT TO SURVIVE.))
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Miller says the "Tent City" that housed hundreds of volunteers became known as camp unity...a recurring theme seen around the country as people try to cope and help. TC 1:05:13 "Everybody wants to do something." Miller believes she is changed by what she has seen.
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((DORINDA MILLER/DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH WORKER; PROFOUNDLY CHANGED ALONG WITH EVERYONE ELSE MY COMPLACENCY HAS BEEN STRIPPED AWAY, MY ILLUSION OF INVULNERABILITY IN THIS COUNTRY HAS BEEN SLIPPED AWAY AND I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS FOR ALL OF US TO DEAL WITH.))
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Dorinda Miller wants to continue helping people deal with the events of September 11th.
She's in the preliminary stages of setting up a local support group.
[DOUBLE BOXES=KEith and Racehl /Microwave;]

Keith, Miller says even if you weren't directly affected by the attacks, people need to express their feelings about it.

[Louisa-Bombing]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC16:17]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The man convicted of the bombing death of his pregnant ex-girlfriend will spend the rest of his life in prison.
A federal judge today sentenced Coleman Johnson Junior to life after a jury was unable to decide between life and a death sentence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Louisa Co./December 1997]


Johnson put a pipebomb on the Louisa County doorstep of Tammy Baker in 1997.
Baker and her unborn child died in the blast.
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[Airport-Tower]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-32 TC1:43:46]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Regional Airport]


Though airport traffic has reached new lows, plans for a new air traffic control tower at Roanoke's Regional Airport are taking off.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Airport officials broke ground today on the new tower.
It will stand 200 feet tall- -about the height of a 15-story building.
The Federal Aviation Administration is paying the tower's 9-MILLION dollar price tag.
The existing 50-foot tower has been in use since the 1950s.
It has problematic blind spots.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/(R) SIXTH DISTRICT: THIS TOWER IS GOING TO RISE 198 FEET OUT OF THE GROUND RIGHT HERE AS A SYMBOL THAT AIR TRANSPORTATION IN THIS COUNTRY IS GOING TO CONTINUE TO SERVE THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND THIS NATION. ))
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[OUT Q=Roanoke valley and this nation.]
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The new tower will feature the latest aviation technology and radar equipment.
It's set to be completed in 2003.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


A drug store chain is cutting back on employees and locations.
That's next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And later... it's the free t-shirt that's going for up to a hundred dollars in Richmond.
We'll explain why.
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[Phar-Mor]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC1:31:55]
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The Phar-Mor discount chain is going to close almost half of its stores.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The company filed for protection from creditors in bankruptcy court today.
As part of its plan, Phar-Mor will shut down 65 of its 139 stores.
It's not ready to say which ones will close.
A typical store has 10 to 15 full-time employees and 30-40 part-time workers.
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[Life-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC1:14:42]
[GRAPHIC=Life After Layoffs]


Over the past several months, we've recounted the revitalization for several local businesses.
Tonight, Business Reporter Jennifer Meile shows us what life is like AFTER a layoff, and how- -often, contrary to the old adage- -old dogs have NO trouble learning new tricks.
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[SUPER=01-Gray Smith/Bluefield College Professor; 1:09]
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(( The Roanoke Higher Education Center... paper, pencils, books and 47-year-old Dannie Powell... for him this is college, the second time around. [NAT SOUND] [RUNS04]
Fresh out of the military at 18, Dannie started work as a machinist at Ingersoll Rand.
After 17 years on the job, he ways laid off when the plant shut down.
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((DANNIE POWELL:THEY TOLD US THEY COULDN'T AFFORD TO KEEP TWO PLANTS OPEN SO THEY DECIDED TO MOVE TO TEXAS AND CLOSE THIS ONE.)) [RUNS08]
Dannie decided to make use of the federal government's layoff assistance program.
It pays enough to keep Dannie afloat while he goes to college full-time.
He'll be a 48-year-old Bluefield College Grad in July. [STAND UP] ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: MOST OF THE BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAMS OFFERED HERE AT THE HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER ARE DESIGNED FOR ADULTS WHO ARE RETURNING TO COLLEGE. IN FACT, DANNIE IS ONE OF MORE THAN 25-HUNDRED STUDENTS ENROLLED HERE THIS SEMESTER.)) [RUNS08] [NAT SOUND OF PROFFESSOR] [RUNS05]
Dr. Gray Smith is Dannie's Professor.
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((PROF. DR. GRAY SMITH:MOM AND DAD AREN'T PAYING FOR THEIRS, AND THEY KNOW IT. THEY DEMAND A LOT OUT OF THE PROFESSORS AND YOU JUST CAN'T GET BY BY BEING SLACK.)) [RUNS10]
Smith says Bluefield College students like Dannie are scooped up pretty quickly after graduation.
Until then Danny will spend most of his time studying ... his two children are proud ... and his wife...
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((DANNIE POWELL:SHE A WELL, WITH ALL THE SCHOOL WORK, SOMETIMES I, WELL YOU KNOW WHAT'S I'M SAYING.)) [RUNS06]
But this is a life, after a layoff, and Danny says its only getting better.
Jennifer Miele, News 7.))

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A sight for sore eyes on Wall Street today... stocks in positive territory. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW climbed 368 points, its fifth-best one day gain ever.
NASDAQ gained 76.
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[Workshop]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC1:54:35]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath]


Four months after a devastating fire destroyed its warehouse, Altavista's Sheltered Workshop is on the rebound and ready to expand.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Altavista]


State and local officials announced today the workshop has raised more than 750- thousand dollars to build a new manufacturing line.
A 91- thousand dollar grant from the U-S-D-A's rural development program helped put them over the top.
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[SOT 11:34:23]
[IN Q=It's so important]

((JOE NEWBILL/USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT: IT'S SO IMPORTANT FOR US ALL TO RECOGNIZE THAT EVERYONE CAN CONTRIBUTE. AND FOR YEARS I DON'T THINK WE WERE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE THAT. AND IT'S TAKEN ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THE ALTAVISTA SHELTERED WORKSHOP TO SHOW US THE WAY, THAT THERE IS A POSSIBILITY FOR EVERYONE TO CONTRIBUTE.))
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[VO-NAT]


The Sheltered Workshop trains and employs mentally and physically challenged adults.
The new plastic extrusion line will create 15 jobs over the next two years.
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[T-Shirts]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-44 TC45:36]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]


In the wake of the terrorist attacks, people in Richmond are paying up to a hundred dollars for a t-shirt.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Richmond]


It's NOT price gouging.
It's a good idea for a good cause.
A Richmond t-shirt maker named VATEX America is giving away shirts that say "Though Buildings May Fall, United We Stand" for a donation of 25 dollars or more to the American Red Cross.
They expect to have printed up 20- THOUSAND by the end of the week.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Well because everyone's feeling]
[sot tape 06:46]

((SAMANTHA WHITE: WELL, BECAUSE EVERYONE'S FEELING THE PAIN YOU KNOW FROM THE DISASTER... WHICHEVER WAY WE CAN HELP OUT, WE'RE DOING IT.))
[sot tape 03:54 ]

((CHARLEY BENNETT: WE'RE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO, AS QUICKLY AS THEY CAN, COME ON DOWN, OR GET SOME GROUP ORDERS TOGETHER....SO THAT THE MESSAGE IS OUT THERE AND THEY CAN SEE IT.))
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[SUPER=141-Charley Bennett/VATEX America; :13]
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE PAGE]
VATEX America says it will take out of town orders, at 804- 353- 9010, through the end of this week.
Once they receive a 25 dollar check made out to the Red Cross, they will ship the shirt from Richmond.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


The company's goal was to raise a quarter million dollars.
The new goal in the last few days: 500 thousand dollars.

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up tonight on the Big 7, a local star may be dazzling area hoops fans this fall and winter. Security will be a big issue at UVa this Saturday for homecoming,
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[VO-NAT]

and at Tech where fans will be searched much like they were last Saturday at Rutgers.
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[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-100]
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The Roanoke Dazzle will announce its first two player signings tomorrow. News 7 Sports has learned that one of those players is home grown.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1995; :00]

Former Fleming great Derrick Hines has signed an NBDL contract and will be one of team's allocated players. Hines was a two time all-state selection at Fleming and later went on to star at Elizabeth City State. This appointment does not insure Hines a spot on the final roster, but it is a huge step in that direction.
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[S-Tech2001]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-102 11939TC]
[GRAPHIC=tech 2001]

If you're headed to the Tech-Central Florida game this Saturday plan on staying inside the stadium once you arrive. As a security measure, Tech will not allow anyone to exit and reenter Lane Stadium at half-time or any other time. Plus, expect to have your pocketbooks, book bags and even diaper bags searched. Some Tech fans got an eyeful of this practice last Saturday. Here's this week's Tech 2001 report.
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[SUPER=03-Piscataway, NJ/Saturday; :10]
[SUPER=01-Dep. Chief Thomas Giordano/Rutgers Campus Police; :31]
[SUPER=01-Brian Welch/VT Senior Linebacker; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-John Ballein/VT Assistant Athletic Director; 1:14]
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(( When the Tech players and coaches arrived at their hotel in East Brunswick, New Jersey there were no noticeable changes in security. However, things were quite different at Rutgers Stadium in nearby Piscataway. Each and every fan was searched before entering the stadium. Even credentialed media members like Tech's team photographer Jerry Shelor had their belongings searched at the gate. And armed high level armed security officers watched over the field, the stands and the horizon. ((DEP. CHIEF THOMAS GIORDANO:)) The only problem the Tech players had all weekend was rounding up an American flag. They finally were able to borrow one from their Hilton Hotel. Senior Brian Welch, whose dad Kenneth was killed by terrorists in Beirut, Lebanon in 1984. ((BRIAN WELCH:)) ((JOHN BALLEIN:)) Welch had barely set the flag aside when he found himself making the first big play of the game - this interception that led to the first score of the day. ((BRIAN WELCH:)) Tech quarterback Grant Noel had four TD passes against Rutgers and he has been named the Big East Conference's Offensive player of the week. On the injury front, Wayne Ward's ribs are not broken - only bruised, and he likely will play Saturday. Deangelo Hall has a broken hand, but will play with a special cast. Billy Hardee has a slight tear of the posterior cruciate ligament in his knee and he will miss the UCF game. People are still missing and hurting in New York, but all signs from this past weekend are that the city is definitely getting back on its feet. The street vendors are selling more flags than fake Rolexes, and the hope is that rallying around the flag will also help this thing rally back into the black.))

[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-103 57:13]
[GRAPHIC=UVa football]


UVa homecoming Saturday against Duke will feel more secure for fans, but not for the obvious reasons. Steve Mason has more.
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[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Coach; :35]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :48]
[SUPER=01-Bryson Spinner/5 TD Passes, 1 INT This Season; 1:01]
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[Flag-Wavers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC46:40]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]


After nearly seven days a Virginia Tech fraternity is on the verge of reaching their fundraising goal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Christiansburg; ]

The brothers of Delta Tau Delta set out to raise 10-thousand dollars for terrorist attack victims by waving this flag continuously at the Christiansburg Walmart. Less than an hour ago they had 98-hundred dollars. Members worked in pairs 24-hours a day since last Tuesday. That's over 140-hours straight. Organizers say they collected an average of 17-hundred dollars each day. (------------)