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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

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A Roanoke police officer is injured after colliding with another vehicle while pursing a suspect. The story is just ahead on NEWS 7 at six.
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Plus, a woman is hospitalized after her home catches fire.

[Sports-head]


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Tonight in sports, racing from Darlington, the Hoos talk about Matt Schaub's right shoulder injury, and
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the Hokies give Central Florida a heavy dose of Kevin Jones this afternoon at Lane Stadium.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Brent]
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After a day of below normal temperatures, we'll keep the clouds around into the overnight. The sunshine returns for your labor day. The complete forecast and a look at the tropics coming up. [Video-Open]
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Thousands of fans flock to Blacksburg to watch the Hokies kick off another season.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]


Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Tech-Game]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=jwi]
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Summer is winding down and in Blacksburg that means football season has arrived. The school received national attention when it first filed suit against the Atlantic Coast Conference and then later joined the ACC. But as Jennifer Wishon reports, fans say they're ready to put the past behind them and get on with the game.
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Paul Marin and his family showed up six hours before the Hokie's season opener Sunday. Games give three generation's of Marin's family an excuse to get together, but that time doesn't come without its own set of rules.
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((PAUL SIEGEL: SOMETIMES THE GRANDCHILDREN SAY NOW WHEN YOU'RE GOING TO SIT WITH GRANDPA, OR THEY CALL MY PAPPY, HE HAS RULES. YOU DON'T BOO, ET CETERA. AND THEY ALL KNOW WHAT THE RULES ARE.))
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Many alumni can remember when game- day parking was free, but these days one of these Golden Hokie slots set you back 2,000 bucks.
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((MAN HOWLING)) Fans still traveled from far and wide for a chance to watch the Hokies kick off their season.
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((ROB BLUMEL: THESE TWO ARE FROM CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, WE LIVE IN ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, WE HAVE ONE FROM RICHMOND AND ONE FROM CHARLOTTE.))
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While some carefully applied their war paint, young quarterbacks put on their game faces and warmed up their arms.
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((MAN WITH GOBBLER HAT)) The clouds threatened rain, traffic flowed smoothly, giving tailgaters time to do some pre-game partying.
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But from the very elaborate, to the most frugal efforts, everyone had the same thing on their minds.
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((GO HOKIES, GO HOKIES))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: TECH ATHLETIC OFFICIALS MADE PLENTY OF OFF SEASON NEWS THIS YEAR WHEN THEY FOUGHT TO KEEP THE BIG EAST CONFERENCE INTACT AND LATER ENDED UP JOINING THE ACC. BUT FANS TODAY AREN'T CONCERNED WITH CONFERENCES. THEY'RE JUST READY FOR THE SEASON TO START.))
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National Championship or not, fans say hats off to the Hokies. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Blacksburg.))
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Mike Stevens will have a wrap up of today's game coming up in sports.


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A Roanoke City police officer was injured during a car chase downtown last night.
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It came to an end at the corner of 4th Street and Salem Avenue shortly before midnight.
Police say the male officer was pursuing a suspect and hit another citizen's car. The passengers of that car were not injured.
But the officer suffered a minor gash to the head.
The suspect he was chasing was caught a block away.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Another chase overnight in Roanoke County.
Police say in this one, a drunk driver was trying to run from them and hit another motorist.
James Burkholder is charged with drunk driving, felony hit and run, reckless driving and trying to elude police.



[DUI-Checkpoint]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Officials with the Roanoke city police department are calling last night's sobriety checkpoint a success.
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Nearly 35 officers manned the checkpoint for about 4 and a half hours last night at the Bennington Street Bridge in Southeast. Two people were charged with driving under the influence. One possession of marijuana and one possession of cocaine charge were also made. The roadblock was part of an effort to discourage drinking and driving over the holiday weekend. Officers also handed out pamphlets describing the dangers of driving under the influence.
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[Holiday-Traffic]


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Police all across Virginia are teaming up to cut down on traffic violations this holiday weekend. Last year more than 9- thousand summons for traffic related violations were issued over Labor Day Weekend. 15 people were killed in auto accidents and more than 100 arrests were made for driving under the influence. Police say those numbers are too high, which is why they're keeping 75 percent of their manpower on the interstates through tomorrow.


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Investigators are trying to figure out what started a fire in Roanoke this morning.
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Crews arrived at this house on the corner of Stewart Avenue and 18th Street around 10 o'clock.
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((BOBBY SLAYTON/ROANOKE FIREFIGHTER: THE FIRST ARRIVING UNITS GAVE HEAVY SMOKE SHOWING ON ALL SIDES, HEAVY FLAMES FROM THE REAR. THERE WAS ONE PERSON IN THE HOUSE AT THE TIME, SHE WAS TAKEN OUT AND TRANSPORTED.))
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Gerl Dillon is currently being treated at Roanoke Memorial Hospital and is listed in fair condition. Her daughter, Teresa, returned home after hearing her parent's house had caught fire. She says the family was having some problems with an electrical outlet, but firefighters have NOT said if the fire was electrical in nature.
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[2-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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A fire in Roanoke County destroyed a garage and damaged three cars this morning.
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It happened on Greenway drive around 11:30. Hollins and Read Mountan fire departments responded and had the blaze under control within 20 minutes. Investigators say a man was working on his motorcycle -- he had taken the gas tank off, and a spark from the battery ignited the fuel. Two sports cars and a B-M-W were damaged and the garage was a total loss. The damage is estimated at 78- thousand dollars.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Still to come on the newscast, West Nile strikes again, and a new type of contraceptive hits the market. We'll wrap up what made health news in the past week.
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And, Mother Natures helps ensure green on your Christmas tree and in growers' pockets. We'll explain, a little later.

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[xmas-trees]


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The summer showers could translate to a lot of green for the state's Christmas tree growers this winter.
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Farmers say Christmas trees thrive on rain and cooler weather.... a big change from a year ago when a lack rain took a financial toll on area growers.
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((THE RAIN HERE HAS JUST BEEN A GODSEND FOR MOST OF THE TREE FARMERS, BUT MADE IT HARD GETTING ALL OF OUR WORK DONE, THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF DAYS WHEN WE COULD NOT WORK SO MAYBE THINGS DON'T QUITE LOOK AS GOOD, BUT THAT'S SECONDARY TO THE BENEFITS WE'VE RECEIVED.))
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According to the Virginia Christmas Tree Grower's association, there are about 15- thousand Christmas tree growers in the United States.
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[Health-Review]


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Two more people in our region may have contracted the West Nile Virus.
One case involves a man in his 50s from Central Virginia. The other, a woman in her 90s who's in the Alleghany health district.
And a new procedure is giving women another permanent birth control option.
Joy Sutton has more in this week's Health Review.
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(( Gwen Poff has been on birth control pills for years -- --but now that they've started to affect her blood sure --she's opting for a permanent solution called Essure.
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((WITH THIS NEW PROCEDURE THERE IS NO GENERAL ANESTHESIA REQUIRED. YOU'RE ABLE TO DO THIS WHEN A PATIENT IS SEDATED AND THE PROCEDURE IS DONE WITHOUT ANY INCISION TO THE TUMMY))
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The procedure is done vaginally. A flexible device is placed in each of the fallopian tubes which causes scar tissue to form and block the tubes.
For Poff the procedure took less than 20 minutes --and she will be able to go back to work tomorrow..
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((IT WAS NO PAIN. I HAD A LITTLE BIT OF CRAMPING AFTER THE SURGERY BUT I HAVE BEEN FINE. I FEEL AS GOOD AS I DID WHEN I CAME IN))
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In other medical news,
The American College of OB-GYN's says a yearly pap smear may no longer be necessary for an increasing number of women -- so it has changed its screening recommendation. The previous guidelines suggested pap smears begin at age 18 or after the first sexual encounter. That's now been changed to 21 or three years after the beginning of sexual activity.
Yearly pap smears are no longer recommend for women over 30, if they've had three consecutive negative tests. After that every two to three years should be enough.
And Women who have had hysterectomies can discontinue the tests after 3 normal results.
Some doctors warn these guidelines should only be used for women in monogamous relationships.
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((THE BIGGEST FACTOR FOR DEVELOPING CERVICAL IS MULTIPLE SEXUAL PARTNERS. BUT IT IS A SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE. PEOPLE DON'T LIKE TO SAY THAT BECAUSE IT'S ASSOCIATED WITH HPV WHICH IS TRANSMITTED SEXUALLY))
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Women with HPV or other abnormalities should continue with regular screenings.
That's health review, I'm Joy Sutton.))

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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Up next on the newscast, one local community could see up to half a million visitors for a flea market that is out of this world.
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and, celebrating the folk history of Appalachia. That's just what they are doing at Explore Park this weekend. We'll have more when we return.
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[Flea-Market]


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Hillsville has been transformed into a bustling city this weekend.
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Organizers of the 36th annual Flea Market and Gun Show expect about 500- thousand people this year. That's a lot when you consider Hillsville's normal population is only about 29- hundred. The police department even started a bike patrol to help move through the crowd. The show draws antique and gun dealers along with other flea market vendors and wraps up tomorrow at 4 PM.
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If you'd like more information about the show log onto our website at WDBJ7.com and click on websites in the news.
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[Folk-Festival]


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A popular Labor Day festival at Explore Park is back for another year.
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Music is just one of many things that make up the eighth annual Appalachian Folk Festival.
The three day event celebrates the traditions of western Virginia's Appalachian heritage.
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((ROGER ELLMORE/EXPLORE PARK: WE GOT A LOT OF ACTIVITY IN THE NATIVE AMERICA AREA. WE HAVE A NATIVE AMERICAN DRUM ROAST, WE HAVE A LOT OF ACTIVITIES GOING ON IN THE 1740'S WITH MUSIC AND CRAFTS, AND A LOT OF THINGS FOR FAMILIES AND KIDS TO DO ALL THROUGH THE PARK.))
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The event usually attracts anywhere from two to five thousand people depending on the weather.
The folk festival happens rain or shine... and continues through tomorrow from ten until five.
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[Sports tease]


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Coming up, the Hokies take care of Central Florida on opening day, an update on injured Virginia quarterback Matt Schaub, and
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we'll go racing in Darlington with the final Labor Day Weekend Southern 500.
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[S-Hokies]


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The Virginia Tech Hokies started fast in today's opener with Central Florida, but then weathered the storm against the pesky Knights. Mike Stevens has more from Lane Stadium in Blacksburg.
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UVa's season openning win against Duke came with a heavy price tag. And even though injured ACC player of the year Matt Schaub would not comment, Steve Mason says it's likely he won't be shouldering the load for the wahoos anytime soon.
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[S-Race]


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We finish up on the track with the final Labor Day weekend Southern 500. Next season the Darlington race moves to November on the Cup schedule.
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It didn't take long for the track too tough to tame to bear its teeth. Just 5 laps in there was big trouble in the form of this five car mess. Among those involved were Rusty Wallace, Michael Waltrip and Dale Jarrett.
Then at lap 167 Casey Mears turns Jeff Gordon around and Gordon sets off another demolition derby. Johnny Benson and Ken Schrader were also taken out.
In the end, Terry Labonte beat everyone off of pit road with just 30 laps to go and held on for his first win since 1999.
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