They say the show much go on at the Grandin.
But, they have to find a way to pay for it.
And, two local timber sales give protesters a platform from which to demand a logging ban.
Tonight on the Big 7 - UVa gets another $20 million dollar donation for its proposed basketball arena.
Tech tumbles in the BCS standings.
And the Big South Conference prepares for another year of hoopla ending with a postseason bash right here in Roanoke.
If you like your mornings crisp and cool, this is your forecast. Details in the 7 day planner coming up.
News 7 is next.
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]
I'm Shannon Young.
Keith Humphry has the night off.
The F-B-I has prepared a new terrorism warning asking Americans and law enforcement to be on thr highest alert for possible new attacks this week in the United States and abroad.
Attorney General John Ashcroft says the administration views the threat as ``credible,'' but says it does not contain specific information as to the type of attack or specific targets.
Meanwhile, Western Virginia's top federal prosecutor says citizens should not fear that a new law to combat terrorists will be used to spy on them.
On Friday, President Bush signed the anti-terrorism act.
The law gives authorities more leeway to conduct wiretaps and electronic surveillance.
U-S Attorney John Brownlee says the anti-terrorism act brings the law up to date with technology.
Though it gives authorities broader powers to pursue criminals, he says citizens should NOT fear they're being monitored.
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[IN Q=When the government]
((JOHN BROWNLEE/U.S. ATTORNEY: WHEN THE GOVERNMENT GOES TO ACTUALLY INTERCEPT WIRE COMMUNICATION -- LISTENING TO YOUR PHONES OR READING EMAILS, A JUDGE IS GOING TO HAVE TO SAY THAT, YES, I BELIEVE THERE'S PROBABLE CAUSE THAT A CRIME HAS BEEN COMMITTED OR MAY BE COMMITTED AND THEREFORE WILL ALLOW THE GOVERNMENT TO INTERCEPT THOSE CALLS. THAT HASN'T CHANGED.))
[SUPER=141-John Brownlee/U. S. Attorney;]
[OUT Q=That hasn't changed.]
Brownlee says he thinks the new law strikes a fair balance between protecting civil liberties and going after terrorists.
Meanwhile, Anthrax has now been found at 10 locations in and around the U-S capitol... among the latest, the State Department and Supreme Court.
The discovery forced the justices today to meet at a nearby federal courthouse.
Among other business, the high court upheld Virginia's minute of silence law.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Year]
The court refused to hear a challege to the law requiring schoolchilden to observe a moment of silence each day.
Opponents claim the law encourages classroom prayer.
But the state claimes its separation with the church is not violated and that children can stare out the window -- as long as they're quiet.
[SS=Minute of Silence]
At least four other states have laws like Virginia's: Nebraska, Nevada, Tennessee and West Virginia.
Supporters of the Grandin Theater make a pitch for public funds to help save the Roanoke landmark.
This afternoon the Grandin Theater Foundation asked Roanoke City Council to contribute a half million dollars over five years.
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Joe Dashiell is outside the theater tonight with more on the foundation's request, and the reaction of council members.
[LIVE=JoeD /FULL Microwave]
Shannon, we learned last week the theater will close November 12th... and that supporters need to raise one point two million dollars to acquire the property and pay for renovations.
Today, they also made it clear they don't have time to waste.
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[IN Q=For historic, cultural and economic reasons]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor; :40]
[OUT Q=poor business performance or a poor market.]
[IN Q=For historic]
((REV. NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: FOR HISTORIC, CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC REASONS, I WOULD SUBMIT TO YOU THAT I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE CITY TO CONSIDER BEING A PARTNER WITH THE GRANDIN THEATER FOUNDATION IN SAVING THE GRANDIN THEATER. NOW THAT'S THE SERMON. NOW I'M GOING TO PASS THE COLLECTION PLATE. ))
[OUT Q=now I'm going to pass the collection plate.]
What the Reverend Nelson Harris proposed was an initial contribution of 100- thousand dollars... and then 80- thousand dollars a year for five years.
The gift would require the non-profit Grandin Theater Foundation to raise an equal amount from other sources.
But Mayor Ralph Smith questioned the 400- thousand dollar cost of acquiring the theater business, property and equipment.
[IN Q=We don't debate the importance]
((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR: WE DON'T DEBATE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE OF THE PROPERTY, BUT I THINK WE'RE BAILING A BUSINESS OUT FROM EITHER A POOR BUSINESS PERFORMANCE OR A POOR MARKET.))
[OUT Q=poor business performance or a poor market.]))
[LIVE=JoeD /FULL Microwave]
City manager Darlene Burcham is recommending that city council provide funding for the grandin theater... but council members did not make a commitment today. They did ask the city manager to figure out where the money would come from... and work on an agreement with the foundation... so they can make a decision soon.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon and JoeD /Microwave;]
That's important Shannon because the foundation has a small window of opportunity in which to acquire the property.
Two local timber sales are at the heart of a protest against logging on National Forest land.
Dozens of environmentalists say plans to log the Bark Camp and Hoover Creek timber sales on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests should be nipped in the bud.
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[IN Q=Let High Knob stand!]
[SUPER=01-Susan Curry/National Forest Protection Alliance;]
[SUPER=01-Bill Damon/Forest Supervisor]
[OUT Q=management of national forests.]
[IN Q=Let High Knob stand!]
((Let High Knob stand! This we demand!))
[OUT Q=This we demand!]
They came from as far away as North Carolina to take a stand on two Virginia timber sales.
The Hoover Creek sale would include felling old-growth forest in the James River Ranger District.
The Bark Camp sale would log 700-acres of the Clinch Ranger District in the High Knob area.
[IN Q=It's in the watershed of 17 endangered mussels.]
((It's in the neighborhood of 17 endangered mussels. There was also some flooding there recently that killed a local resident which could possibly be linked to large timbering in the area.))
[OUT Q=large timbering in the area.]
While Virginia was their focus, the more than 30 protestors at Forest Service Headquarters might have been chanting about forestland across the country.
Their protest was a reaction to a recent report from the National Forest Protection Alliance listing the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest as one of the ten most endangered in the nation.
[IN Q=These forests here in Virginia are a prime example...]
((These forests here in Virginia are a prime example of how we could be leaving our forests left to stand and make them great rather than destroying them and paying millions of dollars to do so.))
[OUT Q=millions of dollars to do so.]
The forest service says managing forestland is, and always has been, a balancing act.
[IN Q=The American people as a whole have...]
((The American people as a whole have made it clear they expect us to do multiple use management approach to management of national forests.))
[OUT Q=managerment of national forests.]))
Since the Forest Service started addressing plans for the Bark Camp area in 1997 the public has been allowed to comment on many occasions.
The result was an environmental assessment released in Spring of 2000 that included at least a 50-percent reduction in logging, construction and use of herbicides.
Virginians go to the polls a week from tomorrow.
Tonight we start profiling the candidates for governor.
More on Mark Earley next.
And later, a new tracking device has already rescued more than 50- people in Virginia.
It may save lives in Montgomery County next.
After ten years in the state senate, and three and a half as Virginia's attorney general, he's down ten points in the latest statewide poll.
Mark Lawrence Earley is the Republican candidate for governor.
Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls profiles the man behind the campaign.
[IN Q=To know Mark Earley]
[SUPER=401-Mark Earley/(R) Candidate for Governor; ]
[SUPER=420-Ellen Qualls/equalls*wdbj7.com; :]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7.]
(( To know Mark Earley, you must know that he'd rather be at home, with his wife Cynthia, and six children.
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((MARK EARLEY/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: IT'S A LOT MORE PHYSICALLY DEMANDING THAN I THOUGHT, CAMPAIGNING ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. AND SECONDLY, I THINK I KNEW THIS, BUT THE TIME IT TAKES AWAY FROM FAMILY. I HAVE SIX CHILDREN.))
But to know Mark Earley means you know he also loves two documents: the Bible, and the Declaration of Independence.
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((MARK EARLEY/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I DON'T THINK I WAS VERY TUNED IN TO WHAT WAS GOING ON POLITICALLY IN THE 60S.
I DIDN'T BEGIN TO REALLY TUNE IN TO POLITICS UNTIL I WAS IN COLLEGE.))
Earley was born in Norfolk in 1954, the son of a sailor turned shipyward worker and a stay at home mom.
He was a studious kid and a student government president by the 8th grade, and a racial reconciler in high school.
He's a lifetime member of the N-double-ACP
At the College of William and Mary, Earley was an active Christian.
He majored in Religion, worked for the campus ministry after graduation, and spent two years as a missionary at the University of the Philippines in Manila.
It was there, when President Marcos jailed his political rival and declared martial law that Mark Earley melded his faith with his patriotism.
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((MARK EARLEY/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: AND I WOULD HAVE STUDENTS COME UP TO ME WITH A LOOK OF WONDER, AND THEY WOULD SAY 'MARK, WHAT'S IT LIKE TO LIVE IN AMERICA?' AND I JUST REALLY WOKE UP AND I REALIZED THAT ALL THE INCREDIBLE FREEDOMS AND LIBERTIES THAT WE ENJOY IN AMERICA DON'T RISE LIKE THE SUN ON THE REST OF THE WORLD EVERY DAY.))
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In the state senate, Earley led to victory an 18 year effort to require parental notification for teenagers getting abortions.
He won bi-partisan fans, shepherding a welfare reform compromise through the legislature.
His oratorical power and low key style made him an effective ally of George Allen.
He clearly winces at the failure of his political partner Jim Gilmore to get a budget passed this year.
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((MARK EARLEY/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: YOU REALLY HAVE TO LEAD BY REMEMBERING WHO YOUR PARTNERS ARE.))
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[sot tape 09:46:12 ]
((MARK EARLEY/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: SO NO GOVERNOR IS ANY MORE SUCCESSFUL THAN THEIR ABILITY TO WORK WITH THE LEGISLATURE TO GET 21 VOTES IN THE SENATE. 51 VOTES IN THE HOUSE.))
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As Attorney General, a mixed courtroom record is not his proudest accomplishment.
Recruiting 4,000 new mentors for young people is.
A little surgery to fix a droopy eyelid and some new contact lenses were the final touches on his road to the top.
This fall, much of his record and style were set aside to tout one issue: his resolute promise to hold the line on taxes.
Virginians will take the measure of the candidate in one week.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))
Stocks opened the week with a selloff as investors locked-in profits following last week's rally.
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The DOW plunged 276 points.
NASDAQ fell 69.
Within two-years, a piece of technology has helped rescue 56-people in Virginia.
Now Montgomery County is bringing it to the New River Valley.
The Sheriff's Department announced its Project Lifesaver program today.
A radio transmitter device quickly finds those who get lost after wandering from home.
People living with Alzheimer's, autism and brain injuries tend to get confused.
Participants wear a wristband 24-hours a day.
It sends out a signal leading authorities to their location.
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[IN Q=we will give]
((DOUGLAS MARRS/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF; WE WILL GIVE CARE GIVERS A PIECE OF MIND AND REASSURANCE. WE WILL BE ABLE TO SAVE TIME SAVE MANPOWER SAVE MONEY AND MOST OF ALL SAVE LIVES.))
[SUPER=01-Douglas Marrs/Montgomery Co. Sheriff;]
[OUT Q=MOST OF ALL SAVE LIVES.]
With the device the average rescue time is 22-minutes.
County residents can call and receive a wristband.
17-Virginia agencies use Project Lifesaver.
Pittsylvania County was the first in our region.
Coming up tonight on the Big 7, UVa gets a major donation for the construction of its new hoop arena.
Tech falls hard in the BCS.
And tonight's Tech 2001 Report talks with hall of famers and a former Tech coach who is still unbeaten this season and ranked fourth in the nation.
Virginia Tech almost fell completely out of the latest BCS Standings that are out tonight. The Hokies tumble all the way to 15th this week. Nebraska is the new number one. The controversial part is that Oklahoma with one loss is still ahead of unbeaten Miami.
The Hokies first loss of the season has dropped the team out of the top 10 for the first time since 1999.
But one member of the extended Tech family is still unbeaten.
His story, plus some Star City hall of famers and the challenge of bouncing back are the topics in this week's Tech 2001 report.
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[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=01-Chad Beasley/VT Senior Defensive Tackle; :18]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hite/VT Associate Head Coach; :23]
[SUPER=01-George Canale/2001 Hall of Fame Inductee; :58]
[SUPER=01-Don Oakes/2001 Hall of Fame Inductee; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Michael Clark/Bridgewater Head Coach; 1:51]
[OUT Q=...JUST AS BAD."]
(( After dropping to their knees in prayer after the Syracuse setback, the Tech players then asked head coach Frank Beamer for forgiveness.
Afterall, erratic Pittsburgh is next - a team that almost ended Tech home winning streak last season.
There was something for Tech fans to celebrate at Lane Stadium last Saturday. Six former athletes were inducted into the school's athletic hall of fame. Among the six were two Roanokers. George Canale, who still holds three Tech baseball records including career homeruns was joined in the hall by Don Oakes.
The former Hokie tackle played 8 seasons of professional football before helping hundreds of youngsters as a coach and teacher in Roanoke County.
Another former football great, Martinsville's Ricky Scales also entered the hall on Saturday.
Speaking of former Hokies - Mike Clark - the head football coach at Bridgewater College has the Eagles ranked 4th in nation in Division Three.
Clark began his coaching career with Beamer at Murray State and followed him to Blacksburg where he was the Hokies' defensive coordinator for five years. The way he left Tech was less than desirable but the relationships he built over that time are indestructible.))
((MICHAEL CLARK/BRIDGEWATER HEAD COACH:))
The Big South men's and women's basketball tournament returns to the Roanoke Civic Center February 27th for the second straight year.
Today, the conference held it's annual men's and women's media day. Radford center Andrey Savtchenko is the preseason men's conference player of the year pick.
His Highlanders were selected 2nd in the pre season poll, Liberty was chosen fifth and Winthrop number one.
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[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=01-Gregg Marshall/Winthrop Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ron Bradley/Radford Head Coach; :13]
[OUT Q=need to really step up(DOUBLE OUT!!!!!!!!!!)"]
Liberty's Michelle Fricke is the pre season women's player of the year pick. Her Flames are also the favorite to win the conference, while Radford, under first year coach Kristen Holt, is picked to finish last.
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[SUPER=01-Kristen Holt/Radford Interim Women's Coach; :]
[OUT Q=.......see what happens"]
The Roanoke Dazzle has joined forces with Hollins University.
Hollins main gymnasium will serve as the NBDL team's training camp site November 6th through the 11th.
UVa's brand new basketball arena that is expected to cost $125 million bucks - already a one third built - at least money wise.
Today the school got its second $20 million dollar pledge. This one come from 1976 Uva grad Paul Tudor Jones - a long
time Virginia philanthropist.