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Local college students try to drum up support for diversity.
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Their golden years have a new shine after a retired Lynchburg couple wins the lottery.

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Tonight on News 7 sports - the Express signs some key veterans. UVa is looking to tame the Tigers this weekend,
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and for the second time this season - Bryan Randall has been named the Big East conference's player of the week.
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It's a pleasant temperature forecast this week but more cloudy than sunny. Details just ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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Authorities are fanning out across Henry County tonight, tracking down more than 100 people accused of drug crimes.
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
Keith is off tonight.

[Henry-Crime]


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Grand juries in Martinsville and Henry County today issued indictments charging 126 people with dealing and possessing drugs.
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Authorities began making arrests after 3 o'clock.
They're the result of a year-long undercover investigation involving federal, state and local narcotics officers.


The investigation again targeted the community of Sandy Level, which once drew national attention for its drug problems.
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((FRANK CASSELL: TEN YEARS AGO THAT PLACE WAS LIKE THE OLD WEST. THE VIOLENCE ASPECT HAS DROPPED CONSIDERABLY OVER THE YEARS.))
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12 people from Sandy Level face FEDERAL charges.
Authorities say the arrests mainly targeted street-level dealers and that the majority of offenses involved crack and powder cocaine.
They describe the bust as the biggest county-wide crackdown in at least a decade.
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[Roanoke-Shooting]


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Police have released some names but few other details about last night's shooting in northwest Roanoke.
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Officials say 19-year-old James Lorenzo Saunders, and 20 year old Alphonza Easley were shot while driving down Centre Avenue.
The wounded men stopped the car, got out and ran off.
They were later taken to the hospital; there's no word on their conditions.
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[L'burg-Accident]


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Four people were seriously hurt in a two-car crash just outside Lynchburg this afternoon.
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It happened around 3:45 on Route 221 in Bedford County, just past the Lynchburg city limits.
A Mazda pickup and an Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme collided nearly head-on.
The crash injured the driver of the pickup and three people in the Oldsmobile.
They all were taken to Lynchburg General Hospital. Their conditions are not known.
State police are investigating.
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[KIK-Statement]


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Officials with a Salem company under investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency are finally talking.
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Last week, agents with the E-P-A raided the KIK Virginia plant.
Affidavits allege the company violated the Clean Water Act by discharging high levels of chlorine.
The E-P-A believes that contamination killed a number of fish in the Roanoke River in late August.
KIK Virginia released a statement today saying "we are responding to the concerns expressed and are cooperating with the investigators."
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The company, which makes a number of household products, has not been charged with any violations.

[City-Council]


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Concerns over the future of the city market building and the prospect of a chain restaurant moving in reached Roanoke City Council this afternoon.
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Joe Dashiell has more on a controversy that's heating up.
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(Rollcue: served up his concerns.)
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(QUESTION: There was a big change in the market area today-- two-way traffic on Campbell Avenue. How does that seem t

o be going Joe?)

[Red-Cross]


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Hurricane Isabel has claimed another victim.
This time it is the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
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Officials say the hurricane wiped out the money allotted for disaster aid.
The Red Cross has spent more than 14 million dollars providing meals and shelter to those affected by the storm.
Yet the organization has received only six million dollars in donations.
Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine and the head of the state's homeland security, John Hager, are leading a fundraising campaign to help make up the eight-million dollar shortfall.
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((JOHN HAGER/OFFICE OF COMMONWEALTH PREPAREDNESS; THE RED CROSS HAS BEEN THERE FOR US THE LAST TWO WEEKS. THEY HAVE BEEN THERE FOR US FOR A LONG, LONG TIME. NOW ITS OUR TURN TO BE THERE FOR THEM.))
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE]
Those wishing to help out can contact the Roanoke Valley Red Cross at 540-985-3539.
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One other storm-related note. The disaster recovery center in Staunton will close tomorrow.
State and federal officials say they'll shut down permanently at 7 p.m.

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Protests at two area colleges today... over two very different issues.
Details when News 7 at Six returns.
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Plus meet the area's newest millionaires, thanks to a gut feeling and Lotto South.
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[Hollins-Protest]


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Some students at Hollins University say their campus is in a sad state of affairs.
That is why they have formed a group called Students Against Discrimination or S-A-D. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
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Justin McLeod is here now to tell us why they held a demonstration today. Justin?
Shannon, Hollins appears to have a diversity problem, something the university acknowledges.
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There were two recent racial incidents on campus and Hollins says it is taking appropriate action to deal with this and other diversity issues.
But some students say it is not enough.
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((((NAT SOUND OF DRUMS))
A number of Hollins University students today put down their books and pens and picked up drums and signs.
They're speaking out against what they say is a problem with racism, sexism, harassment, and homophobia on campus.
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((SOPHIA KOINIS/HOLLINS UNIV. STUDENT: IT HAPPENS, NOT IN HUGE HUGE AMOUNTS BUT ENOUGH THAT IT IS A PROBLEM.)) [Runs08]
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A problem the university say it is addressing.
Administrators point out racial discrimination and persecution is not tolerated on campus.
The president has also set up a task force to come up with ways to increase diversity.
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((JEFF HODGES/HOLLINS UNIV. SPOKESPERSON: I THINK THERE IS 100-PERCENT DEDICATION TO EMBODYING THE IDEALS OF CIVILITY AND DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVENESS AND I THINK THEY ARE GOING TO DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO PUT THOSE STEPS INTO ACTION.))

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Steps these students believe should include more intercultural programs and courses as well as a grievance board that is better prepared to deal with incidents of hate crimes and harassment.
They also want Hollins to become an official affirmative action institution.
Whether any of this will happen won't be known until the task force makes a recommendation in December.
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((LISA BOWER/HOLLINS UNIV. STUDENT: WE DON'T WANT COMMENTS OF CHANGE, WE WANT REAL CHANGE. WE DON'T WANT TO APPEASED BY SAYING WE GAVE RECOMMENDATIONS WE HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER YEAR.)) [Runs08]
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That's why the students are demanding the president make changes by March but guidelines say she has until May.
Students Against Discrimination is also upset that there has never been a women of color who has held tenure at Hollins.
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Shannon, the university concedes that is true but says it continues to work to bring more women and men of color to campus.


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Students at Radford University also protested today... over the firing of a residence hall director.
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Former Madison Hall R-D, Joe Travoglino (Trav-uh-LEE-no) says he lost his job following a physical altercation last Thursday between him and another student. Travoglino says the student was causing a disturbance and swung at him, when he swung back. Travoglino was NOT on-duty at the time of the incident, but admits what he did was wrong.
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((JOE TRAVOGLINO/FORMER RU RESIDENTIAL DIRECTOR: SEVEN HOURS AFTER THIS INCIDENT HAPPENED, I HAD ALREADY BEEN TOLD TO RESIGN, I MEAN A TURNAROUND OF SEVEN HOURS WHEN THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS TO BE CONSIDERED, I'M SORRY THAT JUST DOESN'T SEEM RIGHT TO ME AT ALL. KATIE BURNS/RU STUDENT: HE IS ONE OF THE BEST R-Ds THAT'S EVER HAPPENED TO THIS CAMPUS. RESIDENTIAL LIFE HAS EVEN SAID TO US, WE HAVE NEVER HAD THIS KIND OF REACTION TO SOMETHING LIKE THIS AND THAT SHOULD TELL THEM A LOT.))
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More than 800-students signed a petition demanding Travoglino get his job back. University officials would not go into details because it is a personnel matter, but says Travoglino did NOT follow procedural guidelines. The incident is still under investigation.
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Almost two million dollars in grants and loans are flowing towards Franklin County for water and sewer improvements.
Congressman Virgil Goode says a federal grant and loan will go to the Ferrum service area.
Goode says the money should help attract new businesses.
Some half million dollars from the tobacco settlement fund is also headed to the Ferrum water and sewer authority, and to the Ferrum College Foundation.

[Stocks]


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Wall Street closed higher for the fourth straight trading day. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 23 points.
NASDAQ rose 13.
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[Lottery-Winners]


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A Lynchburg man is proof it pays to listen to your gut. As he accepted a check for 17-point-6 million dollars from Lotto South today, James Featherston said he had a feeling he might win.
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It's been less than three weeks since Martha and James Featherston hit the jackpot but their new millionaire status has yet to sink in. Even their check presentation at the Hotel Roanoke couldn't make their good fortune feel real.
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((MARTHA: I'M STILL IN A DAZE.)) [RUNS:02]
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The Lynchburg couple say they don't usual play the lottery but that James had a feeling about the September 17th drawing. The night before he let EZ pick choose his numbers when he bought two tickets at the Kroger store on Boonesboro Road.

He learned that somebody'd won by watching news the next morning and had to check the paper to confirm.
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((JAMES FEATHERSTON/LOTTO SOUTH WINNER: YEAH, I BROUGHT THE TICKET TO HER AND SHE SAID HUH, HUH. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT? I SAID HONEY, WE'VE GOT TO CALL THESE NUMBERS. I DON'T BELIEVE MY EYES.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=I don't believe my eyes.]

But their disbelief isn't getting in the way of making plans for the money. The retired couple have already paid off their bills. Now, they want to travel and spend on their four kids, including son James.
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((MARTHA FEATHERSTON: I'M SURE WE'RE GONNA USE IT WISELY AND NOT GO THROUGH IT.)) [RUNS:04]
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They're on the right path. The Featherstons chose to take the cash option of 9-point-five million and wanted the government to take out the maximum amount of taxes. Ultimately they'll pocket close to five million dollars.))
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Martha and James junior are still recovering from a car accident in July. James Senior says, while he appeciates the money, he'd rather have his family's health than a check.


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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports - Bryan Randall and Chrios Shreve dominate this week's Tech 2003 report,
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and after making quick work of North Carolina - the Clemson Tigers and a trip to Death Valley are on deck.
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Tonight's Tech 2003 Report is handing out an award, giving props to a former Friday Football Extra star and getting ready to for the final battle with Syracuse.
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(( Bryan Randall has been named the Big East conference offensive player of the week for the second time this season. Against Rutgers, Randall completed 16 of 22 passes for 250 yards and four touchdowns. And he can thank wide receiver Chris Shreve for the honor. The former walk-on from Grayson County took advantage of his opportunity on Saturday and reeled in two touchdown passes. ((BRYAN RANDALL:)) Shreve was born in Galax and grew up in Mouth of Wilson. His unselfish play in high school helped lead Grayson County to three straight district titles under head coach Bill Strong. He's now a fifth year senior - who has not only persevered but excelled on both the field and in the classroom. He already has earned his undergrad degree and now he's turning heads in the Big East circles with his 17 yards per catch average. ((CHRIS SHREVE:)) The Hokies now have their sights set of Syracuse. The Orangemen have smoked Tech each of the past two seasons.)) ((BITES:))
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On the injury front, Jason Lallis and Jim Miller will play on Saturday according to trainer Mike Goforth, but Richard Johnson will only be available in an extreme emergency. Tech is favored by a whopping 19 points.

[S-UVA]


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A win over Clemson this Saturday and UVa is on a collision course with Florida State in a possible battle of ACC unbeatens. Steve Mason has more on the 4 and 1 Wahoos.
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((In the first two games UVa receivers averaged 3.5 catches. That's up to 12 receptions a game in the last three. Matt Schaub's return has been the reason. ((MATT SHCAUB/231 YARDS PASSING A GAME:))
UVa is 7-5 and 1 against the Tigers since 1990, including a shocking last second 26024 win at Clemson two years ago.)) ((AL GROH/UVA HEAD COACH:)) ((STEVE MASON:))

[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express opened preseason practice yesterday and today the team announced that four key
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players have agreed to return to the team this season. Rick Kowalsky, Duncan Dalmao, Dan Carlson and Tim O'Connell have officially signed contracts for the upcoming season.

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