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The third time in a matter of days. ANOTHER fall from a Virginia Tech balcony.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And a school bus accident with injuries first thing this morning.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - Tech and UVa have key conference games tomorrow,
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and LPGA star Donna Andrews holds court today at Hanging Rock. We will hear from the Lynchburg native in sports.
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[WX-Head]
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Not much sun, but then again, not much rain as we head into this weekend forecast. Details ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
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It's happened three times in less than two weeks.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Two Virginia Tech students fall from a third story balcony, one is in critical condition.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
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The two students were at an apartment party when they fell more than 20 feet.
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One student injured her back in the fall and is critical at this hour.
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Jennifer Wishon is in our New River Valley Bureau with more on the accident. Keith and Shannon, 20- year- old Elisabeth McFadyen sustained the most injuries to her back.
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Her friend, 20- year- old Devin Welch is recovering from his injuries and listed as fair. Police say that after three falls in recent weeks, they hope students will use strong judgment when drinking.
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(( Shortly before 3:00 this morning police responded to a scene that's becoming all too familiar in Blacksburg.
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Police say 20 year old Devin Welch was hosting a birthday party for his friend, 20- year old Elisabeth McFadyen at his Hunter's Ridge apartment.
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Police say the two were drinking, but McFadyen's sorority sisters say alcohol wasn't the cause of the fall. They say McFadyen has a vivacious personality and it isn't out of her character to jump into the arms of a friend. Students say the incidents are making them think twice before they go out.
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University officials are scratching their heads at the string of similar accidents, but say they are working on ways to help students avoid those mistakes in the future.
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The Student Government Association also plans to address the accidents at their Tuesday meeting. Now, the New River Valley Apartment Council says it sets up safety guidelines for residents, but that it's up to the communities to set up and enforce the guidelines.
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Keith and Shannon, a spokeswoman says she regrets what has happened in recent weeks and hopes similar accidents can be avoided in the future.

[Bus-Accident]


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Nearly a dozen students and one adult were treated for minor injuries after an accident involving a school bus in Franklin County this morning.
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The accident happened shortly before 8 o'clock this morning on Grassy Hill Road near the Blackwater River. Authorities say 21 old Michelle Diane Galarza (guh-LAR-zah) could not stop for the slow moving bus. She was treated for minor injuries, and faces reckless driving charges. The students on the bus were headed to Franklin County High School and Benjamin Franklin Middle School. They were transferred to another bus and then taken to school. No students reported any injuries at the scene, but nine children were later treated for minor injuries.
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[ACC-Lawsuit]


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The lawsuit brought by remaining Big East schools against the Atlantic Coast Conference has been dismissed. A Connecticut judge ruled today that his court does NOT have jurisdiction over the A-C-C because the conference does not do enough business in Connecticut to warrant a lawsuit there. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says the lawsuit against the University of Miami will continue, and that the Big East will pursue the case against the A-C-C in a higher court.

[Northwest-Hardware]


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A burned-down hardware store in Salem could be back in business by early spring.
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Demolition crews tore down most of what remains of the True Value Northwest Hardware Store on West Main Street this week. One final structure will be torn down Monday.
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The business went up in flames August 20th. The nearly 80-year old building burned for most of the day because of the many flammable chemicals inside. The cause was officially listed as "undetermined".
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((CHARLIE OVERSTREET/OWNER, TRUE VALUE NORTHWEST HARDWARE: I'M STILL KINDA NUMB FROM IT. I CAN SEE THE FIRE JUMPING OUT OF THE ROOF. JUST, WHY? WHAT HAPPENED? BUT IT HAPPENED. I SAW IT HAPPEN. BUT WHY IT HAPPENED, I DON'T KNOW.))
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[VO NAT :07] Overstreet says construction on the new building could start within the month. He hopes to reopen by April.
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[Isabel-reponse]


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Governor Warner is looking into how the state and local governments responded to Hurricane Isabel.
And he is looking to some leaders from Western Virginia for help.
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Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon joins us with more.
The governor announced today he has appointed a panel of outside
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experts to look at what went right and what went wrong both in the preparation for Isabel and the aftermath.
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(( When Hurricane Isabel roared through Virginia three weeks ago, she left two-thirds of the state in the dark.
Officials believe Isabel will be the costliest storm in the state's history.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: HOPEFULLY WE WON'T HAVE TO SEE THIS KIND OF STORM AGAIN THE BEST THING WE CAN DO IS BE PREPARED, LEARN WHAT WE DID WELL AND WHAT WE CAN DO BETTER BECAUSE CHANCES ARE THERE WILL BE A NEXT TIME.)) [RUNS:11]
The Hurricane Isabel assessment team is also being charged with finding ways to cut down on communication mix-ups and disaster relief delays.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I REMEMBER I WAS FOUR DAYS FIVE DAYS AFTER THE STORM UP IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY VISITING WITH FAMILIES STILL WAITING FOR FEMA TO COME SEE THEM. HOW DO WE MAKE SURE THAT A FAMILY WHO LOST EVERYTHING GETS THAT ASSISTANCE QUICKER.)) [RUNS:13]
Warner has picked Bob Herbert, the retired city manager of Roanoke to chair the panel.
Serving with him will be Claire Collins, the County Administrator in Bath County.
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The governor says the panel will look at the response of the utility and telephone companies.
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Overall, he was impressed by how well the state and local governments reacted to the disaster.

[Disaster-DEclarations]


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More Virginia counties are being declared agricultural disaster areas, but not because of drought.
Too much rain damaged the crops.
In our area, Campbell, Charlotte and Halifax Counties and the counties that border them have been declared disaster areas.
The declarations make farmers in these counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans and other forms of assistance from the U-S Department of Agriculture.

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A Roanoke teenager won't get a stem-cell transplant.
Why that's good news when News 7 returns.
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Plus Virginia's First Lady gives some area school cafeterias and gyms a workout... as part of a new effort to fight childhood obesity.
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[Knox]
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Medicare conducted an audit of Doctor Cecil Knox's office in 2001.
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THAT arm of the government approved of the way his practice was being run.
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Medicare's stamp of approval came around the same time federal agents launched a criminal investigation of Knox... what the U-S Attorney's office says was illegal distribution of OxyContin. The jury has heard five weeks worth of evidence in the case against Knox and his associates, but the Medicare letter has yet to be introduced. The jury chose to take Columbus Day off, so the trial will resume Tuesday.
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[Urbanski]


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Western Virginia's federal judges have tapped an outsider to be the next U-S Magistrate in Roanoke. Mike Urbanski served as a law clerk to Judge James Turk in the early 80's, but since then he has been in private practice- -working outside the federal court "family." He chairs the litigation section at Woods Rogers and specializes in anti-trust and business law. A background check on the William- and- Mary and U-V-a Law School graduate may take several weeks.
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Urbanski replaces Glen Conrad who'll be sworn in as a U-S DISTRICT Judge October 24th.

[Henry-Grants]


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More help is headed to people who've lost their jobs in Henry County and Martinsville.
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The local United Way is giving 200-thousand dollars to five agencies.
The special-needs grants will fund a variety of programs, from free medical care to rent and utility payments, to financial counseling.
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The agencies include the Salvation Army, Citizens Against Family Violence, and the local Department of Social Services.

[Stocks]


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Share prices finished the day little changed. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW lost five points.
NASDAQ rose three.
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[Fifer]


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The Roanoke teenager who travelled to Chicago for a stem cell transplant is coming home without undergoing the procedure.
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13- year- old Jordan Fifer suffers from a severe case of Crohn's disease.
He and his family hoped the stem cell transplant would give him a new immune system, and a better life free of the disease.
But this week, doctors at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago said he was no longer eligible for the experimental study, because his condition has improved.
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On his website, Fifer says he will return to Roanoke early next week, and hopes to be back in school soon after.



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A Virginia task force is taking aim at childhood obesity, and today the wife of Governor Mark Warner visited two Roanoke schools that are taking steps to address the problem.
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First Lady Lisa Collis is the honorary chair of the Virginia Action for Healthy Kids Task Force.
This morning, she watched as teacher Adam Tarpley and Seventh grader Miriam McGeath (mc-GETH) demonstrated a new system that can evaluate and track a student's physical fitness.
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((LISA COLLIS/FIRST LADY OF VIRGINIA: JUST INTERESTED IN SEEING WHAT THEY'RE DOING HERE IN ROANOKE TO IMPROVE KIDS ACTIVITY LEVEL AND IMPROVING NUTRITION.)) ((ADAM TARPLEY/PHYSICAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR: ONE WAY TO MAKE THEM RESPONSIBLE IS TO SEE IT, AND TAKE OWNERSHIP IN IT. AND WHEN THEY SEE THE COMPUTER SCREEN PRINT OUT THEIR HEART RATE AND THE AMOUNT OF WORK THEY ARE ABLE TO DO AND THEN IT GIVES THEM FEEDBACK, IT MAKES IT VERY MEANGINFUL TO THEM.))
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During morning visits to Woodrow Wilson Middle School and Fairview Elementary, Collis also toured the cafeterias, where small changes can have a major impact on the nutritional value of meals.
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While recent studies indicate that a growing number of children are overweight and undernourished, Collis says she is hopeful that Virginia schools and their students will focus on the problem and do more to improve their fitness and nutrition.

[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - Donna Andrews drops in on the Valley this afternoon. UVa and Clemson will battle on WDBJ-7 tomorrow,
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and Frank Beamer and the Hokies not only want a packed house tomorrow - but they want it packed early.
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[S-Donna]


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Fourteen year LPGA Tour veteran Donna Andrews was back in the area today at Hanging Rock Golf Course in Salem.
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Andrews put on a clinic for the Roanoke Valley Women's Professional Leadership Network. She ranks 2nd in greens in regulation this season on the fast growing women's tour, but today was all about learning fun.
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Back and shoulder injuries limited her over the second half of the season, so Andrews has found a new passion behind the microphone as a golf analyst.
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[S-Tech]


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The Hokies remain heavy favorites to beat Syracuse tomorrow afternoon at Lane Stadium - despite the fact the Cuse has whipped Tech each of the past two years, and the Orangemen come to town this year with the nation's leading rusher.

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Knowing that - Frank Beamer wants the Tech fans to choke down their chicken early and make sure the house is rocking tomorrow - something it's been slow to do in other Noon kickoffs.
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The Hokies remain 18 point favorites.

[S-Cavs]


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The last time UVa ventured into South Carolina, the Gamecocks handed the Cavaliers a 24 point loss. This week it's Clemson that hosts the Wahoos and the Tigers' passing game is a concern.
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[wipe to pinnacle 12998]

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[GO TO PINNACLE COLLEGE] And you can watch the Hoos and Tigers tomorrow afternoon right here on WDBJ-7. The game kicks off at Noon. The Cavs are now 6 point favorites. Right after the Tigers and Cavs finish up in South Carolina we'll head to Baton Rouge as LSU hosts Florida.
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[GO TO PINNACLE NFL] Sunday it's also back-to-back NFL action with the Chiefs and Patriots at one, followed by the Steelers and Broncos at four.
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[S-College]


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Also tomorrow afternoon - VMI is home hosting Charleston Southern, Ferrum is at Guilford, Liberty is at Gardner Webb, Washington and Lee hosts Catholic, and the big game in the ODAC has Emory & Henry hosting Hampden-Sydney. All those games kick-off at one.

[S-Brophy]


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The E.C.H.L. is honoring one of its founding fathers and most controversial figures.
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John Brophy, who has coached more seasons in the league than any other coach in history will have the league's annual coach of the year trophy named in his honor. The John Brophy Award will be given each year to the top coach in the league. Ironically, Brophy never was named coach of the year even though he has more wins and titles than any coach in ECHL h(------------) istory.