Sunday morning proved to be a busy one for police in the New River Valley.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Sunday Morning; ]
More than a dozen people were arrested after a night of partying got out of control in downtown Blacksburg.
The arrests were made as nearly a hundred police officers worked to clear Main Street and College Avenue.
That's where thousands of Virginia Tech and L-S-U fans gathered-- chanting and celebrating in anticipation of Sunday afternoon's match- up on the gridiron.
The partying began around nine thirty Saturday night...
Some six hours later-- downtown Blacksburg was finally clear.
Police say they called in reinforcements out of concern the celebrating would turn violent.
Football fans are taking sides on the way authorities handled the disturbance.
Some say they did the right thing, but others say the whole episode was blown out of proportion.
Justin McLeod has more from Blacksburg.
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[SUPER=01-Adam Greenberg/Tech Fan; :14]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Suchy/LSU Fan; :20]
[SUPER=01-Heidi Cenac/LSU Fan; :38]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Newman/LSU Fan; :52 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Matt Newman/LSU Fan; :57]
[SUPER=01-John Rokisky/Tech Fan; 1:15]
[SUPER=01-Melissa Cobbler/Tech Fan; 1:19]
[SUPER=01-Bill Brown/Blacksburg Police Chief; 1:31]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Blacksburg]
((((NAT SOUND OF THE PEP RALLY))
In between the pep rally's (NAT SOUND OF GRILLING) the grilling (NAT SOUND OF THE TAUNTING) and the taunts, fans at Sunday's game were busy talking about what happened Saturday night.
[SOT 43:16; 41:10]
[IN Q=I saw about six or 10]
[OUT Q=just having a lot of fun]
It is a fun many describe as harmless, disagreeing with the police's decision to send in the troops.
[SOT 55:01; 40:35]
[IN Q=It was harmless fun]
[OUT Q=didn't know what to expect]
LSU fans know what to expect.
Fans say what happened in the streets of downtown Blacksburg is actually quite common.
[SOT 44:56; 45:39]
[IN Q=We just like to have]
[Runs= 11][OUT Q=lifestyle I guess]
((NAT SOUND OF FANS))
Some fans would rather focus on the positive rather than the negative.
They point out that they are plenty of LSU and Tech fans who get along just fine.
[SOT 55:22; 56:44]
[IN Q=They're very cordial]
[OUT Q=spirit of the game]
It is a spirit the Blacksburg Police Chief hopes doesn't get out of hand again.
[IN Q=I believe we have]
[OUT Q=cows have gotten out]
The chief did take comfort in the fact there were no problems at the game.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Blacksburg.))
By the way, Virginia Tech went on to win 26 to 8.
Mike Stevens will have a wrap up of yesterday game a little later in sports.[11Memorial-Service]
Friends and family gathered to remember of one of the area's best known civil rights pioneers in Lynchburg.
A memorial service was held yesterday in honor of Chauncey Spencer who passed away last week at the age of 95.
Spencer was the son of the famous poet Anne Spencer-- and made a name for himself as one of the nation's first black pilots.
In fact-- it was Spencer's flight from Chicago to Washington D-C in 1939 that convinced then-Senator Harry Truman to create a division of the Air Corps known as the Tuskegee Airmen.
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[SOT 01:05:10 00:56:56]
[IN Q=We'll miss him]
[SUPER=01-Brian Smith/Tuskegee Airmen Inc. President; :00 quick]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Henry Larzelere/Spencer Family Friend; :07 ]
((BRIAN SMITH: WE'LL MISS HIM BUT WE'RE GOING TO CARRY ON THE WOK HE STARTED, WE'LL CARRY ON HIS LEGACY.))
((DR. HENRY LARZELERE/SPENCER FAMILY FRIEND: I REMEMBER.... APPRECIATED BY EVERYONE.))
[OUT Q=appreciated by everyone.]
Friends also remember Spencer as possessing a great love for the city of Lynchburg.
In National news this morning--
President Bush is back home at the White House after a month- long vacation at his Texas ranch.
His agenda for the coming days includes pressing Congress to act on his new Homeland Security Department.
Bush may also be preparing to make the case for a U-S attack on Iraq.
However, Secretary of State Colin Powell says the U-S should try to get U-N weapons inspectors back into Iraq before taking any further steps.
In business news this morning, The markets are closed today because of the Labor Day holiday.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]
(( GOOD MORNING THIS MONDAY THE 2ND DAY OF SEPTEMBER.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING...
NO ACTION ON THE TRADING FLOORS ON WALL STREET TODAY.. BECAUSE
OF THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY... NO NEWS THERE.. GIVEN THE RECENT MARKET
TURMOIL.. IS GOOD NEWS.
WITH FEWER JOBS BEING CREATED IN A DIFFICULT ECONOMY, RON GRANT,
PRESIDENT OF THE EMPLOYMENT FIRM MERIDIAN RESOURCES, SAYS SOME
COMPANIES ARE GIRDING FOR MORE LAYOFFS IN THE FALL AND WINTER.
THE MOST RECENT EMPLOYMENT FIGURES SHOWED THAT THE ECONOMIC
RECOVERY IS OCCURRING WITH RELATIVELY FEW JOBS BEING CREATED.
WHEN IT COMES TO OUTFITTING TEENAGERS AND
COLLEGE-BOUND KIDS WITH COMPUTERS AND OTHER HIGH-TECH EQUIPMENT, THE
STUDENTS SEEM TO HAVE THE FINAL SAY ABOUT WHICH P-C THEY'LL GET,
ACCORDING TO A NEW SURVEY.
(NATS "Computers in stores Best Buy?? Whatever.")
IN AN ONLINE POLL OF 300 HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS BY
MARKETING RESEARCH FIRM INSIGHT EXPRESS, 52 PERCENT SAID THEY HAVE THE
FINAL SAY ON WHAT SORT OF COMPUTER THEY NEED, WHILE 18 PERCENT SAID
IT'S A JOINT EFFORT WITH THEIR PARENTS.
THIRTY PERCENT SAID
THE DECISION RESTS IN THE HANDS OF THEIR PARENTS ALONE.
NINE OUT OF 10 STUDENTS POLLED ALREADY HAVE A COMPUTER, BUT ONE
IN FOUR WANT A NEW ONE TO MAKE SCHOOL EASIER. SIXTEEN
THEY NEED A NEW PC TO GET BETTER GRADES.
AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
[STOCKS---ONLY ONE PAGE, NO LOCAL STOCKS]
V-DOT is urging motorists to make a phone call before hitting the road this holiday weekend.
The number is 5-1-1.
It is a travel information service that offers news about everything from accidents on the Interstate to accommodations and attractions along the 81-corridor.
V-DOT launched the system this past winter but says so far very few motorists are using it.
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[IN Q=I'm just trying to]
((JASON BOND/V-DOT SPOKESPERSON: I'M JUST TRYING TO INCREASE AWARENESS OF IT. WE SEE A LOT MORE USE OF IT AROUND HOLIDAYS AND AROUND PEAK TRAVEL TIMES SO WE KNOW PEOPLE ARE USING IT. BUT WE WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO USE IT ON A DAILY BASIS TO GET TRAFFIC INFORMATION. THIS ONE SYSTEM BRINGS TOGETHER ALL TYPES OF TRAFFIC INFORMATION AND NOT ONE SYSTEM OUT THERE DOES THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Jason Bond/VDOT Spokesperson]
[OUT Q=there does that]
The only numbers you need to dial are 5-1-1....the rest of the service operates on voice recognition.
In case you forget the number, there are signs along Interstate 81 reminding you of the new system.
You definitely won't be alone on the highways this holiday weekend...
Area law enforcement plan to call in additional patrols but in one community that will prove difficult.
The Jennifer Short abduction and the double homicide of her parents in Henry County has left the Sheriff's office
with very little manpower.
Even so, the sheriff says his office will have deputies out on the hot spots including D-U-I patrol.
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[IN Q=We're still going to have]
((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: WE'RE STILL GOING TO HAVE EXTRA PEOPLE OUT THERE ON MONDAY THAT WAS ALWAYS ALLOTTED TO THAT SOME GRANT MONEY AND SOME COUNTY MONEY BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE AS MANY AS WE WOULD NORMALLY BUT NOT BECAUSE OF A LACK OF FUNDING. IN THIS CASE IT IS A LACK OF MANPOWER.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff]
[OUT Q=lack of manpower]
Deputies will also be busy this weekend investigating the abduction of Jennifer Short who has been missing now for more than two weeks.
In a little more than a week, the nation will mark the one year anniversary of September eleventh.
Henry County is preparing to remember those killed and wounded with what it calls "A day of Caring" at Martinsville high school.
Last week-- the board approved a resolution condemning the acts of September eleventh and supporting the efforts of president Bush and other military leaders in protecting our country.
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[SUPER=01-Debra Buchanan/Henry Co. Supervisor; ]
(( WHEREAS THE BEST WAY TO RESPOND TO THESE COWARDS AND WHO THEM THAT THEY HAVE FAILED IN THEIR MISSION IS TO CARRY ON OUR EVERYDAY LIVES AND NOT LET OUR SPIRITS BE BROKEN.))
[OUT Q=SPIRITS BE BROKEN.]
The board says all citizens are invited to take part in the community "Day of Caring".... again that's September eleventh at Martinsville High school.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
Israeli officials say they'll investigate their own army after soldiers killed several Palestinians in three separate incidents over the weekend.
Steve Dunlop reports.
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[SUPER=03-Hebron, West Bank;]
[SUPER=01-Nabil Abu Rudaina/Advisor to Yasser Arafat;]
[SUPER=03-Jenin, West Bank;]
[SUPER=01-Shimon Peres/Israeli Foreign Minister;]
[OUT Q=Dunlop, CBS News, New York.]
PEOPLE IN THE WEST BANK CITY OF HEBRON TOOK TO THE STREETS SUNDAY TO MOURN THE LATEST VICTIMS OF A BLOODY WEEKEND.
PALESTINIANS SAY THE DEAD WERE NOT MILITANTS, BUT CIVILIANS WORKING AT A STONE QUARRY.
(SOT- NABIL ABU RUDAINA/ADVISOR TO YASSAR ARAFAT)
this is the third massacre within the last 48 hours against civilian Palestinians
IN A SEPARATE INCIDENT IN JENIN A 16-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS SHOT IN THE BACK AFTER AN EXCHANGE OF GUNFIRE BETWEEN SOLDIERS AND PALESTINIAN GUNMEN.
ON SATURDAY AN ISRAEL HELICOPTER SHOT A MISSLE AT A MILITANT S CAR.
THEY KILLED THE PALESTINIAN MAN BUT TWO 15-YEAR-OLDS, ALSO IN THE CAR, WERE KILLED AS WELL.
A SECOND MISSLE HIT A NEARBY HOUSE.
A 9-YEAR-OLD AND A 10-YEAR-OLD WERE AMONG THE VICTIMS.
The Israeli carrying the war of annihilation against the Palestinian people
ISRAELI LEADERS HAVE EXPRESSED SORROW FOR THE DEATHS AND SAY THEY WILL INVESTIGATE EACH OF THE INCIDENTS.
(SOT-SHIMON PERES/ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTER)
as a matter of principle our army does not shoot at civilians and the last incidents are very regrettable and I hope, I m sure the ministry of defense and the chief of staffs will take every necessary step to prevent it from happening again
IT WAS JUST TWO WEEKS AGO WHEN ISRAELI TROOPS PULLED OUT OF PARTS OF THE WEST BANK AND GAZA STRIP ALLOWING PALESTINIAN SECURITY FORCES TO TAKE OVER.
LEADERS HOPED IT WAS A STEP TOWARD A WIDER CEASE FIRE AGREEMENT.
BUT IT SEEMS THIS WEEKEND S VIOLENCE HAS SENT THE IDEA OF PEACE TWO STEPS BACK.
STEVE DUNLOP, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.
Thousands of holiday campers are evacuating to escape a wildfire in Southern California.
[SUPER=03-Angeles National Forest, CA;]
The blaze is in the Azusa Canyon area of the Angeles National forest, about 30 miles east of Los Angeles.
Firefighters are struggling to get the 10- thousand acre blaze under control.
Between seven and eight- thousand campers have been told to evacuate campgrounds in the area.
The ticket on your windshield for holding onto that perfect parking spot in downtown Roanoke will soon cost you more.
[VO-NAT - :24+]
Among other increases, an overtime parking violation will now cost 15 dollars, and blocking a fire hydrant will now draw a 38 dollar fine.
Downtown business owners have commented that parking violators were hurting their business because customers could not find parking spots.
The Roanoke Police Department conducted a survey of 10 Virginia cities, and found that the city's parking ticket fines were low, and may have contributed to parking violations.
A powerful typhoon has struck South Korea-- leaving at least 48 people dead and 33 others missing.
[SUPER=03-Kangnung, South Korea;]
Officials say property damage from Typhoon Rusa is the biggest ever.
The storm triggered landslides that washed away roads, houses, and vehicles over the weekend.
News reports said authorities are worried the death toll could eventually top 80.
In the worst- hit areas, the typhoon dumped a record 34 inches of rain on Saturday alone.