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Would you know what to do if terrorists struck in your neighborhood?
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You might not, but emergency responders would. We'll show you how they're preparing for the unthinkable.
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In sports, new details on how the South east Hockey league and the United Hockey League are courting Roanoke, Rusty Wallace talks about the Brickyard, the Redskins quarterbacks speak up
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and Salem's new football coach at his first practice.
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A super forecast for the weekend from the mountains to the shore. Maybe some records as well. Details ahead.
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News 7 at 6 starts now. [Video-Open]
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It was all just practice this time, as local, state, and federal officials prepared for the worst in terrorism drills across the state.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young, Keith is off tonight..

[Attack-drill]


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What if terrorists attacked Virginia with deadly chemicals?
That was one of the scenarios that emergency crews staged today to test how they would respond to such a threat.
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Meghan Muldoon was there. She joins us from Richmond with more.
Today's drill is one in a series of anti-terrorism exercises
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that are taking place across the country all week.
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The sarin gas explosion and the bleeding victims are not real but the threat is.
[SOT 12:34:16 GAS ATTACK #2]

((SENATOR JOHN WARNER: THE WORLD CHANGED ON 9/11. WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE REALITY OF WHAT'S OUT THERE.))
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In this mock exercise that took place outside of Richmond, terrorists tried to enter a defense supply center but were turned away.
So instead they attacked an adjacent elementary school and dispersed deadly sarin gas.
Forty people played victims of the attack as state, federal and local workers responded to the emergency.
[SOT 11:41:43 GAS ATTACK #1]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THIS IS AS CLOSE AS IT GETS TO THE REAL DEAL. EVERYONE KNOW WE HAVE TO TREAT THIS WITH ABSOLUTE SERIOUSNESS AND THAT IS THE APPROACH THAT IS TAKING.))
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The threat of chemical attacks has already changed how first-responders approach their jobs.
[SOT 24:11 GAS ATTACK #2]

((SENATOR JOHN WARNER: THEY DIDN'T RUSH ON THEY STOOD BACK UNTIL THEY COULD MAKE AN EVALUATION OF WHAT TYPE OF POISON GAS WHETHER THE PERPETRATORS WERE STILL HANGING AROUND. YOU GOT TO MOVE SLOWLY ON THESE THINGS YOU JUST CAN'T RUSH IN LIKE THE OLD DAYS.))
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Officials will analyze what went right and more importantly what went wrong.
What is learned during this drill will provide critical information not just to Virginia but other states and other countries as well.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WE GOT FOLKS NOT ONLY FROM AROUND THE WORLD, ISRAEL, TAJIKISTAN, WE HAVE FOLKS HERE FROM ALABAMA WHO NEXT YEAR WILL BE TAKING ON THIS CHALLENGE.))
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The fake drills may be the best way to guard against a very REAL threat.
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((SENATOR JOHN WARNER: THE RUBBER HITS THE ROAD HERE. THESE PEOPLE ARE BEING TRAINED BETTER EVERY MONTH EVERY YEAR.))
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It cost two million dollars for the planning, training and equipment for today's drill - most of it paid for with federal dollars.
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[Roanoke-Exercise]


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Roanoke had a terrorism drill of its own today -- Joy Sutton was there and joins us with more.
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Meghan, in this drill a hundred people had been exposed to an unknown oily brown substance while inside a downtown building.
But this drill had a twist --when one of the pretend victims decided to throw in an unexpected element.
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[SUPER=01-Peter Via/Carilion Environmental Services Dir.;46]
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Her faked panic attack was not part of the original drill -- but something Michelle Beech decided to do on her own to see how well the workers would responded -- to a situation she says could happen in the case of a terrorist attack.


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[IN Q=I think in controlled situation whenever you're doing drills]

((I THINK IN CONTROLLED SITUATIONS WHENEVER YOU'RE DOING DRILLS WE HAVE TENDENCY TO GET HUNG UP IN THE DETAILS. AND I THINK IT WAS GOOD FOR THEM TO THINK ON THE FLY. THEY IMMEDIATELY RESPONDED AND APPARENTLY HAD TRAINING TO HANDLE THAT )) [RUNS17]
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This training exercise is the first time Carilion has used its new portable decontamination tent -- a new piece of equipment that five hospitals in our region now own.
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((WE WERE BRING THEM THROUGH USING A DRY PROCESS BECAUSE 13 MANY PERSONS MAY HAVE JUST BEEN EXPOSED BUT ARE NOT NECESSARILY AND JUST BY REMOVING THEIR GARMENTS YOU'VE ELIMINATED BETTER THAN 85 PERCENT OF THE CONTAMINANTS)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=percent of the containments]


Part of the drill also included a wet decontamination as well --to wash off any residue of the unknown substance.
For Carilion this exercise was a chance to try out a mass decontamination effort outside of the hospital to prepare for any possible terrorist scenario.
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[IN Q=The imagination of the terrorist has really broadened]

((THE IMAGINATION OF THE TERRORISTS HAS REALLY BROADENED. SO WE HAVE TO BE PREPARED FOR ALL THIS DIFFERENT THINGS THAT BEFORE SEPT. 11TH MAY NOT HAVE BEEN A REALITY FOR US OR EVEN A THOUGHT IN OUR MINDS )) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=a thought in our minds]


Most of the pretend victims in this drill were actually hospital employees who volunteered to be part of the event.
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((EYE OPENING MAKING YOU AWARE THAT THIS IS SERIOUS AND IT'S GOOD TO KNOW SOMETHING LIKE THIS IS AVAILABLE)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=is available]))
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Carilion says it plans to hold more drills like this in the near future
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Shannon,


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There will be another drill tomorrow but this one will be different. You'll be able to see it for yourself.
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The Virginia Army National Guard in Roanoke along with police from Roanoke, Danville, and Christiansburg took part in a training exercise at Victory Stadium this afternoon.
They learned a number of defense tactics to be used in local and state emergencies as well as homeland defense.
They'll be happy to show you some of their techniques at an open house tomorrow.
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((LT. COLONEL ERIC BARR/VIRGINIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD: WE WANT THEM TO KNOW WE ARE STILL HERE. WE GOT SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN BUT THAT HASN'T DIMINISHED OUR EFFORTS HERE AS FAR AS THE HOMELAND IS CONCERNED SO WE WANT THEM WE ARE HERE AND WE WANT THEM TO KNOW WE'RE WELL TRAINED, WELL PREPARED, WELL RESOURCED TO TAKE CARE OF FOLKS AT HOME HERE.))
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The Open House will take place at the National Guard Armory on Reserve Avenue in Roanoke from noon until five.
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Some teachers in Bedford County unearth some unique teaching tools. That story is still to come on News 7 at 6.
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and also, cars are in the crosshairs, as another vandalism spree in the area targets MOVING vehicles.
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[Car-Vandalism]

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A shooting in Roanoke today damaged at least two vehicles and has police searching for the suspect who got away.

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Jennifer Wishon joins us from our newsroom with more on the story.
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Shannon, a ride down Brandon Avenue turned scary for at least two parties this afternoon. That's when someone shot at their vehicles with a high- powered B- B gun.
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((CHRISTOPHER KING: WE WAS GOING UP THE ROAD DOWN HERE AND I HEARD A GUN SHOT GO OFF AND HEARD IT RICOCHET OFF THE CAR RIGHT HERE.))
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[OUT Q=and called police]

Christopher King was riding in the back seat with his dog Abraham when a pellet lodged in his father's car - not far from his head. The two drove until they were out of firing range, pulled over and called police. Meanwhile, Mary Faris was taking her husband Dale to work when the couple's van became a target.
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((MARY FARIS: WE HEARD SOMETHING HIT THE WINDSHIELD AND SOMETHING HIT THE SIDE OF THE CAR AND HE LOOKED UP AND SAID CIRCLE AROUND. IT CAME FROM THAT AREA.))
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The couple pulled up to this house in the nine- hundred block of Brandon Avenue. Dale Faris ran around to the side.
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((DALE FARIS: I SAW A YOUNG BLACK MALE IN THE WINDOW THERE WITH HIS HEAD HALF WAY OUT WITH A LITTLE B-B PISTOL JUST CAPPING CHA, CHA, CHA - JUST SHOOTING AS FAST AS HE COULD SHOOT. AND I YELLED AT HIM AND HE SAID HE DIDN'T DO IT.))
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[OUT Q=said he didn't do it]

Roanoke City Police arrived shortly thereafter. They guarded the exits and entered the house, but
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[IN Q=No one was inside]

((SGT. RICK KAHL: NO ONE WAS INSIDE BUT WE DID FIND SOME EVIDENCE INSIDE THE APARTMENT.))
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Evidence that included a pistol- style B-B gun, pellets and C-O2 cartridges found near the window. Police aren't sure when or how the suspect got out. The young man's mother arrived home during the ordeal and has been asked to call police when her son returns home. Sgt Kahl says high powered B- B guns are nothing to play around with.
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[IN Q=It can be pretty]

((SGT. RICK KAHL: IT CAN BE PRETTY DANGEROUS ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE USING A CO2 CARTRIDGE. IT HAS A LOT OF POWER SO IT COULD DO A LOT OF DAMAGE. IF IT HIT SOMEBODY.))
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No one was hit. Christopher King says the incident kind of scared him, but not as much as his dog Abraham.
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((CHRISTOPHER KING: HE DUCKED DOWN TO THE FLOOR BECAUSE HE'S GUN SHY.))
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Police believe a 16 year old male is responsible for the shootings. If charged, he faces two counts of shooting into an occupied vehicle.
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Shannon, police say it's too soon to tell if this incident is related to other cases of car vandalism in the area.


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Roanoke and Roanoke County Police Departments say their newest officers are ready to fight crime.
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Seven Roanoke City recruits and six Roanoke County recruits received their badges at the Jefferson Center today. New officers spent six months training, and now say they are ready for their call of duty.
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((DONNY FIELDS/GRADUATE;WE GET TO HELP PEOPLE, WE GET TO DO A DIFFERENCE, WE GET TO DO THE THINGS WE CAME IN HERE FOR. WE'RE OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM AND WE GET TO INTERACT WITH PEOPLE.))
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Roanoke College's President, Dr. Sabine O'Hara addressed the new officers, and told them they have reached an important milestone in their careers. The class is the 53-rd to graduate from the Roanoke Police Academy.
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Lower than expected employment numbers took a toll on Wall Street today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE] The dow dropped 147 points. NASDAQ was off 45.
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A summer tradition is opening a window on the past at Poplar Forest.
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For a dozen years, Thomas Jefferson's retreat has held an archeology field school for teachers.
This summer, they're excavating a site that holds a high concentration of artifacts from the Jeffersonian period.

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[IN Q=Found a silver coin]

((FOUND A SILVER COIN FROM 1789, A SPANISH REAL AND THAT COIN IN ITSELF IS INTERESTING TO US, BUT WHAT WAS EVEN MORE INTERESTING IS THAT IT WAS APPARENTLY USED AS A CHARM SO IT HAD A LITTLE HOLE DRILLED THROUGH THE TOP OF IT. SOMEONE BORED A HOLE PROBABLY TO STRING IT AROUND THEIR NECK OR ANKLE AS A PROTECTIVE CHARM. AND THAT WAS A FAIRLY COMMON PRACTICE AMONG ENSLAVED AFRICAN AMERICANS OF THAT TIME.))
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[OUT Q=enslaved African Americans of that time.]
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The Poplar Forest dig will also have an impact in the classroom.
The field school is designed to help teachers build a lesson plan using archeology.
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[Corpse-Plant]


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A bad smell is proving to be a powerful attraction in Blacksburg.
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More than 15- hundred people have now turned up their noses at Virginia's Tech Corpse Plant.
The rare plant bloomed Wednesday night, and though it has since closed, folks have been lining up at the Virginia Tech Greenhouse to take a closer look and a careful sniff.
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Two pro hockey leagues are trying to sell Roanoke on their style of hockey, a look at the Salem Spartans under their new football coach
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and we will hear from both Redskisn quarterbacks Mark Brunel and Patrick Ramsey.
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Former Friday Football extra star Steve Magenbauer officially opened his tenure yesterday with his first practice as the Salem Spartans new head football coach.
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Magenbauer takes over for Willis White who led the Spartans to 4 state titles and 8 regional crowns in 21 seasons.
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Magenbauerer has a lot of talent back including 9 starters returning. His strengths are at the key positions.
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The Redskins open the preseason on Monday night in Canton against the Broncos in the Hall of Fame Game, and Joe Gibbs will give his quarterbacks alternate starts.
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Mark Brunell will be up first against the Broncos, while Patrick Ramsey gets the call on the 14th against the Panthers.
The two signal callers have openly embraced their friendly competition.
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One huge factor that will play into whether or not Al Groh can finish third in the ACC football poll, where the media picked the Cavaliers, will depend on his quarterback.
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Groh spoke to the Roanoke Valley Sports club last night and as he prepares for practice he indicated that Marquis Hagans is the quarterback that will lead the Wahoos at this point.
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One note from the ice. Roanoke Civic Center director of facilities Mina Blyd confirmed today that the four team Southeast Hockey League was in Roanoke last Friday and that the league made a bid to put a team in the Roanoke Civic center THIS November. Boyd said that NO decision has been made and that the city is still in a research mode.
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Boyd also confirmed that the United Hockey League will visit Roanoke this Tuesday. UHL president Richard Brosal will meet with Boyd, assistant city manager Chip Snead and city manager Darlene Burcham to discuss the 14 team league coming to Roanoke.
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Rusty Wallace has never won the Brickyard 400, but he does have 9 top 10 finishes in the 10 races at Indy. Wallace has led the event late, before finishing as a bridesmaid on three different occasions. He hopes to change those fortunes this weekend.
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[S-Trade]


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The Los Angeles Lakers continued their roster changes today
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by trading Gary Payton and Rick Fox to the Boston Celtics for Chucky Atkins, Marcus Banks and Chris Mihm. The Celtics also get a conditional first-round draft pick and cash. The Lakers get a second-round pick. Payton's a nin(------------) e-time All-Star.