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Construction workers get stuck in a hole as the ground around them caves in. We'll tell you how it turns out.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And the political war of words escalates over the state budget crisis.

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Tonight in sports, Nascar is set to qualify under the lights in Charlotte, we'll preview the Week 7 slate of FFE games, and
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Virginia Tech tries to slow down Brian St. Pierre and the B-C Eagles who haven't beaten the Hokies since 1995.
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[WX-Head]
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Rain today and more on the way, along with a Thursday weatherschool question just ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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Prayers and the work of nearly 50 people save two West Virginia men trapped in a hole.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


It's a happy ending to what could have been a fatal accident.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm SHannon Young.
[Construction]
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Two sewer workers in Monroe County, West Virginia are recovering tonight...after being trapped inside a hole for over two hours.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


It happened around ten-o-clock this morning just across the state-line near Peterstown.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens has more.
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[RUNS:06] ((KENNY MILLER/ESCAPED COLLASPE: I SEEN IT COME UP BEHIND ME AND ALL I COULD SAY IS "WHEW" THAT'S ALL I COULD SAY 50:54)) Kenny Miller had no idea what was in store for him this morning when he got to work. He was one of the three men working underground at this construction site...when the dirt collapsed. Miller was able to get away, but, his two buddies, Will Thomas and Leroy Ballard weren't as lucky.
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[RUNS:05] ((THEY WERE JUST DOWN IN THE DITCH LAYING A PIPE DOWN THERE AND IT JUST "KAPOOEY"...IT JUST SLID OFF.)) Thomas and Ballard were about five feet underground--with their legs trapped beneath the pipeline. Miller says he called 9-1-1 after trying to pull them out himself.
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[RUNS:04] ((I JUST TRIED TO HELP GET 'EM OUT AND I COULDN'T SO THAT'S ABOUT IT. 50:39)) But, Miller says help arrived just minutes later. Using a machine to suck-up the dirt, rescue workers were able to pull Thomas out first, and then Ballard about an hour later. Still not knowing the condition of either men, their family and friends were just happy to see them out alive.
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[RUNS:08] ((CATHERINE LIVELY/BALLARD'S SISTER:I JUST PRAYED, I JUST PRAYED TO GOD THAT HE WOULD BE ALRIGHT...THAT'S ALL I COULD DO ON THE WAY DOWN HERE IS JUST PRAY. 54:24)) And it looks like her prayers were answered. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Monroe County.))
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Both men were taken to a hospital in Bluefield and then airlifted to Roanoke.
No word yet on either's condition, but, officials say it looks like they will be okay.

[Bowman]


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Investigators are on the way to Canada to interview a man described as a possible witness in the slayings of Jennifer Short and her parents.
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Four investigators left Raleigh, North Carolina, this morning on a 16 hour flight to Yellowknife, Canada.
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They plan to question Garrison Bowman, who's being held there on an immigration violation. He awaits a deportation hearing tomorrow morning.
His landlord told investigators Bowman had threatened to kill a Virginia mobile home mover after a business deal went sour.
But investigators have yet to turn up any records from Michael Short OR Bowman that reflect any business dealings between the two.
Bowman's friends say he could NOT be responsible.
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((VOICE OF DANNY SIZEMORE: AS FAR AS HIM BEING A SUSPECT, I WOULD BET MY LIFE ON IT THAT HE DIDN'T DO IT. I WAS WITH GARY BOWMAN MORE THAN ANYBODY. THERE WASN'T NO CHANGE IN GARY. I THINK THEY'RE ON THE WRONG TRAIL.))
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Sizemore says Bowman had been planning to move to Canada for months before he left North Carolina.


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The sniper shootings that have plagued the Washington D-C area for a week are keeping police on alert statewide, especially on major highways.
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Virginia State Police are briefed about what type of vehicle to look for. They say there is no evidence the shooter or shooters may be heading this way, but they are keeping an eye out just in case. Salem Division Sergeant Walter (VEEL) Viohl recently returned from duty near the Pentagon, and says the mood around Washington has changed.
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((SGT. WALTER VIOHL JR./STATE POLICE; WHEN I WAS IN THAT AREA, GOING OUT AT NIGHT, I ALWAYS MADE MYSELF AWARE OF THE ENVIRONMENT, ANYTHING THAT MIGHT BE STRANGE, SUCH AS A VEHICLE STOPPED WITH SOMEONE JUST WATCHING... YOU HAVE TO BE AWARE OF THE ENVIRONMENT.))
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(VEEL) Viohl says a tip from a witness is probably the best help that police can get to solve the case.
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[State-budget]


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House Republicans took a shot today at Governor Mark Warner's handling of the state budget crisis.
Warner is scheduled to outline his cuts in a statewide address Tuesday night but Republicans say he's not acting soon enough.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Meghan/State Microwave;]


Meghan Muldoon talked to the lawmakers today. She joins us now from Richmond.
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House Republicans had some harsh words for Governor Warner.
They say the governor isn't providing leadership on the budget.
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(( Republicans announced more than one million dollars worth of cuts to the General Assembly's budget.
They also took the opportunity to cut on Governor Warner.
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Democrats say he's moving at the appropriate pace.
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The governor is scheduled to outline his cuts in a statewide address Tuesday night.
Republicans accused Warner of keeping them in the dark about the details of his plan.
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The Governor's office dismissed the House Majority Leader's remarks as "inappropriate rhetoric".
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Republicans also took a swipe at a proposal by House Democrats to cut costs by shortening the General Assembly session.
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Republicans say they are anxiously waiting to hear Warner's budget-balancing plan.
Regardless of what the governor proposes, it will likely signal only the beginning of what is to become a long political battle.
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The governor is expected next week to announce cuts of 700 to 800 million dollars.
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Republicans say that's not enough. They'd like to see him cut at least one billion.

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Parts of three counties could unite.
Next on News 7, Find out why some residents around Smith Mountain Lake want the area to become a town.
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Plus a New River Valley landmark comes tumbling down.
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The Town of Smith Mountain Lake ... some like the sound of it.
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A movement is beginning in the area to consider the pros and cons of incorporating into a town. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 MONITOR GRAPHIC***]
[Toss Across=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /Pulpit;]

Business Reporter Rachel Cannon joins us with details on the idea...Rachel? Keith and Shannon - - the possibility of Smith Mountain Lake becoming a town is in the very early stages.
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A meeting is being held next week to talk about it and decide if there's enough support to go forward with the process.
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((NATS Ralph Brush and Dick Murphy are two of the 16-thousand residents that call Smith Mountain Lake home. It's a community they love ... but one they say lacks a common voice. Partly because the area is in three counties, Bedford, Pittsylvania and Franklin, they believe a town could make them one lake, one voice.
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((RALPH BRUSH/LAKE ASSOCIATION; WE'RE ATTEMPTING TO SEE NOW TO GAGE AS TO WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR THIS WHETHER THE RESIDENTS THE 16-THOUSAND RESIDENTS AT THE LAKE REALLY WANT TO DO THIS.))
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If they do this, things will change. As a town there would be an additional tax, elected officials, a comprehensive and solid waste management plan, and control of zoning. Development is a major issue. Murphy says a recent survey shows a 40-percent growth at the lake in 10-years.
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((WE'RE NOT TRYING TO SHUT THE GATE HERE AND TELL PEOPLE THAT THEY CAN'T COME INTO THE LAKE BUT WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A NICE SUSTAINED MANAGED GROWTH HERE AT THE LAKE.))
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Murphy says they also want to protect what makes this area so inviting by concentrating on water quality and safety. The first step in starting the incorporation process is to get a signed petition of 1-hundred registered voters.
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((DICK MURPHY/LAKE ASSOCIATION; CHANGE IS ALWAYS A DIFFICULT THING TO GET STARTED SO WHETHER IT WILL HAPPEN OR NOT WE THINK OUR CONTRIBUTION IS TO HAVE THE TOWN MEETING PRESENT THE IDEA EXPLORE THE IDEA WE'RE NOT TAKING A POSITION AS THE LAKE ASSOCIATION.))
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That meeting is open to all lake residents and is set for October 16th at 7pm at Resurrection Catholic Church.
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Keith and Shannon, a representative from the state will discuss the incorporation process.

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American Electric Power says it's reducing this year's earnings forecast because of weakness in the economy and wholesale energy markets.
The announcement came a day after A-E-P fired five employees for providing inaccurate price information indexes compiled and published by trade publications.
News of the firings caused A-E-P's stock to fall nearly 23 percent yesterday. It regained some ground today.

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Investors were in a buying mood as they searched for bargains. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW climbed 248 points today.
NASDAQ gained 49.
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[Radford-Bridge]


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Today marks the end of an era in the New River Valley.
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What you just saw was the demolition of part of the Old Memorial Bridge, which connects the city of Radford to Pulaski County.
The 52-year-old bridge is being replaced by two new bridges--the first of which is already in use.
Officials say both bridges will have three lanes, unlike the old one which only had two--allowing more traffic to pass through easier and quicker.
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They've packed performance halls around the globe for nearly 30 years, about as long as the Rolling Stones. That may be where the comparison ends, except that The Tallis Scholars enjoy a huge following and they're also from England . UN-like most other big-name recording artists, this group sings all in Latin, performing music written by long-dead composers of the Rennaissance.
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(( They've been called "....the WORLD'S finest mixed-voice choir for Renaissance music." This fall the Tallis Scholars will play Paris, Geneva, Oxford and ...Roanoke.
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How this renowned ensemble got booked HERE is a story in itself. Nick Leitch practices law in Roanoke. He also sings tenor, though he describes himself as an amateur. Nonetheless has HAS been invited to sing with the Tallis Scholars in England next year. [2-SHOT: 10:55:30] ((APPARENTLY THERE'S A HORRIBLE TENOR SHORTAGE IN ENGLAND.)) [RUNS03]

[NAT SOT of Mark on the organ]

Mark Duvall, makes his living playing music. He's the music minister at Calvary Baptist Church. He and his lawyer friend are actually underwriting the Tallis Scholars's concert at the Jefferson Center.
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((WE GOT SOME SEED MONEY TOGETHER AND THEN APPROACHED THE SYMPHONY TO SEE WHETHER THEY WOULD BE INTERESTED IN BACKING THE CONCERT.)) [RUNS:10]
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The Roanoke Symphony agreed to play along, only: the orchestra will NOT be playing. The concert in Shaftman Performance Hall will be the first time the Symphony has sponsored an event where the orchestra isn't part of the show.
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The Tallis Scholars perform without ANY accompanyment ...in five- part harmony.
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((OBVIOUSLY IF YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH THIS KIND OF MUSIC, IF YOU'RE SCHOOLED IN IT, SO TO SPEAK, YOU CAN COME AND HEAR IT PERFORMED BETTER THAN YOU EVER HEARD IT BEFORE. BY THE SAME TOKEN, IF YOU'RE A COMPLETE CLEAN SLATE TO RENAISSANCE MUSIC AND YOU JUST WANT TO SEE AND HEAR WHAT IT IS, THERE COULD BE NO BETTER INTRODUCTION TO THAT KIND OF MUSIC THAN TO HEAR THE TALLIS SCHOLARS.)) [RUNS:22]
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...on December 4th at the Jefferson Center. Tickets are available at the symphony box office.))

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Coming up, the Hokies look for their 7th straight win over B-C, Nascar makes itself at home in Charlotte this weekend, plus
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we'll find out what these Winston Cup drivers have in common with big screen stars, Paul Newman and Andie McDowell.


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The Hokies are getting set to kick things off in their Big East conference opener tonight against Boston College.
As is often the case when these two play - it will be Tech's speed and quickness against BC's size. Mike Stevens has some pregame notes.
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(( This will be the tenth meeting all-time between the Hokies and Eagles - and the sixth for BC head coach Tom O'Brien - who has never beaten Tech. Both teams had a weekend off to get ready for each other and for Tech that means getting ready for BC senior quarterback Brian St. Pierre. ((JIM DAVIS:)) ((LUKE OWENS:)) ((STANDUP:)) ((LEE SUGGS:)) Frank Beamer's teams have lost just twice in 9 game against the Eagles. In Blacksburg, Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))

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It's week number 7 in high school football, and big district games abound in the Blue Ridge, the Seminole and the Western Valley districts. Here's tomorrow night's Friday Football Extra schedule of games with the home teams listed on the bottom of each matchup.
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[S-Charlotte]


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The Nascar Winston Cup Series shifts to Charlotte this weekend, and will qualify tonight for Sunday's UAW-GM Quality 500. Lowe's Motor Speedway is the home track for most of the teams, but the fall race takes on a little bit different feel than the Coke 600.
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Before heading to Charlotte, several drivers helped Kyle Petty break ground on the new Victory Junction Gang Camp in honor of his late son Adam.
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Dale Jarrett, John Andretti, and Bobby Labonte were all on hand along with actor Paul Newman and actress Andie McDowell.
The Pettys have raised 10 million dollars of the needed 24 million to fund the project which will provide children with chronic or terminal illnesses a haven to ride horses, swim and paddle canoes.
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