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Coming up on News 7-
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New evidence linking terrorism to two Russian plane crashes. A controversial methadone clinic in Roanoke divides two prominent black organizations. And politics take a powerful punch in Washington state.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]

Plus, a highlights from Maryland on the Tech-USC game. News 7 is next.

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The first major college football game of the season ends up being more exciting than most experts thought.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Tech-USC]


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According to the experts, it was supposed to be a blowout.
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Virginia Tech held the advantage at halftime, and most of the way through the third quarter, but big plays proved to be the difference. In the end, first ranked Southern Cal proved to be too much, pulling away 24- to 13. Mike Stevens will have a full wrap up of the game tonight in sports.
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[Fatal-Fire]


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Authorities in Mississippi have confirmed that a student from Martinsville was one of three people killed in a fraternity fire.
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19 year old Howard Stone was a sophomore political science major at the University of Mississippi.
[SUPER=03-Oxford, MS/Yesterday; ]

The other two victims were identified yesterday. The fire broke out at the Alpha Tau Omega house around 4-thirty yesterday morning. A spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives says investigators will do everything possible to find the cause of the blaze.
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[Dan-River]


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The Dan River Mill in Danville caught fire tonight. Officials say the blaze started around seven o'clock this evening and was caused by a loom fire spreading into the duct system. There was also a broken gas line that was on fire until mill employees shut off the gas. There were no injuries reported and the building was only moderately damaged.

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Danville authorities are still searching for a prisoner who escaped from a work detail yesterday.
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[TAKE TURNER FS E538] Authorities say 25-year-old Michael Dean Turner was last seen getting into a Toyota yesterday after he stripped off his jail clothes, and escaped wearing only a T-shirt, boxer shorts and work boots. Turner was being held for drug related offenses and larceny.
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If you have any information, you're asked to call the Danville Police Department. There is a possible cash reward of up to one-thousand dollars.

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Danville police are looking for a man they say pushed a woman out of a moving car. Police say it happened on West Main Street and Edgewood Drive around 10:30 last night. Officers found the 39 year old woman lying in the median. The woman, who has not been named, reported that she was arguing with 64 year old Lawrence Luther London of Pelham, North Carolina. London apparently began to strike the woman in the face and then pushed her from the car. She was taken to the hospital, but refused treatment and left. Police are now looking for London who faces an attempted malicious wounding charge.
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[Take FS Danville Crimestoppers] Anyone with information is asked to call Danville Crimestoppers at (434) 793-0000.
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Two people were injured in a motorcycle accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway this afternoon.
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It happened around 1:15 at mile marker 167 near Floyd.
Park Rangers say the 33 year old Lloyd Thomas of Trinity, North Carolina was driving too fast into a curve causing the motorcycle to run off the road.
He was taken to the New River Regional Medical Center. A passenger, 21 year old Ashley Harris of Clemmons, North Carolina was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She is listed in critical condition.
Authorities say neither was wearing an approved helmet. So far, no charges have been filed.
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[Smoking-Tax]


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Virginia smokers will have to cough up more cash starting Wednesday. That's when the state's cigarette tax goes up from two-and-a-half cents to 20 cents per pack. The increase was part of the one-point-four (B) billion dollar tax package passed by the 2004 General Assembly. On Wednesday, the state sales tax will also increase by a half-cent. And the tax on real estate transactions will increase from 15 cents to 25 cents per 100 dollars.

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The controversy over a proposed methadone clinic in Roanoke has taken several twists and turns. But now the divisive issue appears to be causing a rift between two prominent black organizations in the area.
Justin McLeod has more.
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A representative of CRC Healthgroup took to the airwaves Saturday morning on W-T-O-Y.
His message?
It will take longer than expected to open a methadone clinic on Hershberger Road.
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((JOE PRITCHARD/CRC HEALTHGROUP: WE'VE PURPOSELY SLOWED IT DOWN TO GIVE PEOPLE AN OPPORTUNITY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WE'RE DOING.))
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But it's apparent some will never accept it.
Groups like the Southern Christian Leadership Conference oppose the clinic, believing it's racist to open the clinic in the black community.
But at least one prominent African American say it has nothing do with race.
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((BRENDA HALE/NAACP PRESIDENT ROANOKE CHAPTER: I THINK THE MAJOR ISSUE THAT THIS IS A MEDICAL ISSUE AND A SAFETY ISSUE.))
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It's an issue that brought the NAACP and the SCLC together for a meeting last month.
But it's clear now the two groups are at odds.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE HAD PROMISED TO BE HERE IN LARGE NUMBERS TO PROTEST HERE AT THE RADIO STATION BUT THAT NEVER HAPPENED. THE LEADER OF THE SCLC CLAIMS THE PRESIDENT NACCP THREATEND TO HAVE THEM ALL ARRESTED.))
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((NAT SOUND OF BRENDA SAYING "I WAS COMPLETELY FLABERGASTED WHEN I WAS TOLD NO ONE FROM THE SCLC" AT 20:12:20))
The war of words continued during the broadcast but it wasn't all debate.
Listeners were able to call in their concerns and CRC Healthgroup tried to reassure them the facility will be safe.


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((JOE PRITCHARD: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SECURITY THERE. WE'VE WORKED WITH THE POLICE. THE PEOPLE THAT COME INTO TREATMENT WANT TO BE PROTECTED ALSO.))
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But opponents want to hear that message in person rather than on the radio.
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((JEFF ARTIS/SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: IF HE WANTS TO HAVE AN OPEN DIALOGUE WHY HE ISN'T HE AT AN AUDIOTORIUM AT FLEMING TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.))
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So it appears the debate and the division here in the black community will continue.
It may only get worse when the clinic opens in November.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, Russian authorities say it WAS terrorism that downed a second plane this week...
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and also, John Kerry has been throwing verbal punches in the presidential campaign, but one of his supporters takes it a step further.
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[Russia-Plane]

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Russian officials are now saying they have found traces of an explosive on the second plane wreckage in Moscow.


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New reports say hexogen -- the same explosive that was found at the first crash site -- has now been found in the second plane's wreckage. Officials believe terrorism may have been the cause of both of the crashes. Authorities are investigating two women with Chechen surnames who died in the crashes and whose families have yet to ask about them. Tuesday's crashes came just five days before the Chechen presidential election.
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[Iraq]


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In Najaf, residents and officials are *inspecting* the damage from three weeks of clashes -- as U-S tanks and troops patrolled the streets monitoring a fragile cease-fire. Elaine Cobbe reports.
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((This is what three weeks of battle left behinddevastation and destruction. They fought over one of the most ancient cities in all Iraq, and to the Shiitesone of the most sacred. Americans and Iraqi troops faced off against a militia led by this man Moqtada Al Sadr. He agreed to a peace under orders from a senior cleric. In the quiet of a fragile peace, the sacred Imam Ali shrine right at the very heart of the city showed the scars of battle.
(STANDUP/1747) THE IMAM ALI SHINE HAS BEEN EMPTIED OF AL SADRS FIGHTING. AND THE AREA AROUND IT IS DESERTED, THANKS TO

A CURFEW IMPOSED BY THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES. Iraqi government ministers met today with the cleric who brokered the peace, Iraqs Grand Ayatollah Ali Al Sistanicameras were not allowed in. When the delegation came out, they pledged the city would be rebuilt.
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But the damage is so widespread, it could take monthsmaybe morebefore that can happen. All Iraqi and US soldiers are supposed to leave the citythat was one of the Grand Ayatollahs demands. He wants it to happen nowbut coalition officials say it will take several days. They want to make sure the city is peaceful, safe and free of the insurgentsbefore any of their forces withdraw. And today, all sides hope this enforced calm will become a lasting peace. Elaine Cobbe, cbs news, Najaf.))

[Political-Punch]


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Political jabs are common in an election year -- but in Seattle, political supporters are throwing more than jabs.
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Yesterday, a television camera caught a Kerry supporter taking a swing at a Bush supporter. The man was quickly arrested without incident. Meanwhile, John Kerry appeared in Everett, Washington for a town hall meeting. The Republicans will officially kick off their campaign with the start of the Republican National Convention on Monday.
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Still to come, a full wrap up of tonight's B-C-A Classic... We'll have the highlights in sports.
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and also, can you hear me now??? At this contest, it wasn't footballs flying though the air, but cell phones.
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After their first week of school, Patrick Henry High students are having to adjust to the changes on their campus.
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Construction on the new high school led to some major changes when students returned last Monday.
Two buildings have been knocked down, there are fewer parking spaces, and there is only one main entrance.
While some students say it's been chaotic, others believe it's getting better each day.
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((TAMARA HASH/PATRICK HENRY H.S. SENIOR: IT'S EVEN BAD TO THE POINT WHERE THEY HAVE TO STAND OUT AND DIRECT TRAFFIC IN THE MORNING. YEAH, IT'S KINDA BAD.)) ((ASHLEY WADE/PATRICK HENRY H.S. SENIOR: I THINK IT'S GOING TO GET BETTER AS TIME GOES ON BECAUSE I THINK ALL THE CHANGES IS GOING TO BE GOOD FOR THE SCHOOL.)) ((TOM TRIANTAFILLES/PATRICK HENRY H.S. JUNIOR: IT WAS INTERESTING. IT WASN'T MUCH OF A PROBLEM. THE STUDENTS KINDA SEEM DEAL WITH IT IN A MATURE MANNER.))
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Administrators at P-H believe the first week went well.
They plan to make changes to the traffic patterns if it's needed.
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[Mayor-Book]


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He's well known as a preacher and a politician, but one Roanoke city leader is making a name for himself on paper...
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Mayor Nelson Harris signed copies of his books at the O. Winston Link museum this afternoon.
Two months ago, he released a book with images of Downtown Roanoke.
His latest, released this week, contains pictures of Virginia Tech.
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((NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE'S MAYOR: IT'S REALLY A FASCINATING I THINK VISUAL HISTORY OF OUR AREA THAT I HOPE FOLKS WILL GAIN SOME INSIGHT, UNDERSTANDING, AND APPRECIATION OF OUR HISTORY AND HERITAGE THAT WE HAVE HERE IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA.))
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When he isn't penning books, Nelson Harris is running the city.
With two months into office, the mayor believe he's off to a good start.
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((NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE'S MAYOR: I FEEL LIKE MY ROLE IS TO BE POSITIVE TRYING TO BE COOPERATIVE WITH COLLEAGUES ON COUNCIL, SCHOOL BOARD, OUR ELECTED APPOINTED OFFICIALS IN NEIGHBORING JURISDICTIONS SO THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD AS A CITY.))
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Mayor Harris' next project is to hopefully put out a book with images from Roanoke County.
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Dozens of folks stepped towards a cure today at Tanglewood mall.
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It was all part of a fundraiser sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Nearly 80 people laced up their shoes and walked around the mall at least twice.
Participants had to raise a minimum of one hundred dollars and all the money collected will help M-D-A.
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((KATHY ROBERSON/MDA CHAPTER IN ROANOKE: WE COVER A 28 COUNTY DISTRICT. WE SERVE ABOUT A THOUSAND FAMILIES SO THE MONEY IS RAISED STAYS LOCALLY ALL USED HERE TO HELP OUR FAMILIES WITH THE SERVICES THAT WE OFFER.))
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The group had hoped to raise ten thousand dollars. They exceeded that goal by raising more than 15-thousand dollars.
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Virginia Tech gave number one ranked UCS all the Trojans could handle tonight as the Hokies lost 24-13 in the BCA Classic at Fed-X Field. MIke Steves has more from landover, MD.

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The Atlanta Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals got together in preseason action tonight.
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Former tech star Michael Vick would watch from the sidelines here and what a show his second string teammate put on another preseason show.
In the first quarter, former UVa standout Matt Schaub finds receiver Dez White on an 18 yard strike and Atlanta would go up by a TD.
Carson Palmer, the Bengals rookie and former UCS heisman winner is sacked here and fumbles and the Falcons recover.

[SUPER=30-Atlanta/37/Cincinnati/10;]In the second quarter, Schaub hooks up with tight end Alge Crumpler on a 14 yard

touchdown completion, 20-7 Falcons.
Schaub is not finished. He then finds Peerless Price on a 53 yard touchdown pass and Schaub tosses three TD tosses in the Falcons 37-10 win.
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Patrick Henry took Friday Football Extra a day later and took on Princeton tonight.
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To Victory Stadium we go where a big crowd turned out to watch the homestanding Patriots
who were fired up to forget about a 1 and 9 2003.
In the first quarter, after stopping Princeton, J.C. Simmons passes to Seth Chapman for a 19 yard touchdown connection and PH goes out in front 7-zip.
[SUPER=34-Patrick Henry/28/Princeton/7;]Then, on the Tigers next drive, Quarterback Chris Beltcher is flushed out

of the pocket and fires down the right side but Kelvin Ford picks it off deep in Princeton realstate.
Patrick Henry makes good on the turnover. 8 plays later, Dwayne Hodnett fights his way in from 10 yards out, 14-nothing PH and the Patriots win 28-7.
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Bristol Motor Speedway lived up to its car bashing, caution filled racing in race 24 of 36 tonight and Dale Earnhardt Junior left his mark in the Sharpie 500, taking the checkered flag for the fourth time this season.
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To Bristol we go where alot of metal would trade spaces. Kevin Harvick gave folks a scare wehn he had to have Kyle Petty relieve him due to numbeness in harvick's left arm.
One of the __cautions came out here with several drivers involved. Tony Stewart, Dale Jarrett, Sterling Marlin invloved.
Then, on lap 389, the ninth caution flag flies and Rusty wallace is hit hard, along with Mark Martin, and Jeff Burton, Brian Vickers started the wreck when he and Martin got together. Wallace finished 26th.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. passed Jeff Burton on lap 416 and never looked back. He wins for a career best fourth time this season and becomes the first driver to ever sweep the weekend at bristol, he won the Busch race Friday. Juniro, whose father dominated Bristol, paid tribute to the Intimidator.
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Ryan Newman was second, Jimmy Johnson third Jeff Burton fourth and Elliott sadler 5th., Jeff Gordon, the points leader, who was black flagged during the race, wound up 14th and maintains a slim 24 point lead in the points race.

[Phone-Throw]


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As popularity of cell phones continues to grow -- so does the frustrations that apparently come with them.
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[SUPER=03-Savonlinna, Finland;]

A competition in Finland allowed people to vent their frustrations by seeing how far they can throw their phones. 200 competitors from five different European countries gathered at the fifth annual phone throwing competition in Finland. (------------) The winner, from Finland, had a throw of 270-feet -- and of course destroyed his phone in the process.