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Coming up on News 7,
Authorities confirm the identity of a Martinsville student killed in a fraternity house fire.
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And two prominent black organizations are divided over what's good and bad for their community.
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In sports, Mike Stevens will join us from Fed-X Field where Virginia Tech is closing in on its date with number ranked USC in the BCA classic,
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and Jeff Gordon talks about what it feels like to win at Bristol Motor Speedway where he will start on the pole tonight.
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Afternoon storms have produced heavy downpours with minor flooding in some communites. The latest on where the storms are now. Plus I'll update you on what's brewing out in the Tropics. [Video-Open]
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Everything is in place for tonight's kickoff of the college football season, with Virginia Tech taking on the Trojans of U-S-C.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stepens.

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The kickoff for tonight's much anticipated BCA classic in coming up just a little before 8 o'clock.
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Mike Stevens is outside FedEx Field, where it promises to be a hot time in the ol' town tonight.
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An autopsy has confirmed that a student from Martinsville was one of three people killed in a fraternity fire at the University of Mississippi.
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19 year old Howard Stone was a sophomore political science major.
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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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A motorcycle accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway injured two people this afternoon.
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It happened around 1:15 at mile marker 167 near Floyd.
Park Rangers say the driver went too fast into a curve causing the motorcycle to run off the road.
Two people were taken to the hospital. One was med flighted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with severe head injuries.

Their names and conditions have not been released.
Signs posted nearby warn motorists the curve is dangerous.
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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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Is it a racial issue or a medical one?
That's at the heart of the debate over a planned methadone clinic in Roanoke.
As Justin McLeod discovered -- the issue has now divided the area's two prominent black organizations.
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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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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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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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((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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But opponents want to hear that message in person rather than on the radio.
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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 to come on News 7 at 6, We will check back in with Mike Stevens in Landover Maryland, with more on tonight's Tech/USC game...
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and a week into the school year, how are the students coping with massive changes at one local high school?
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Students at Patrick Henry High School have completed their first full week of school and many are still learning a new way of doing things.
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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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Students in Roanoke are getting a lesson in good behavior.
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Over the summer, the school system revised the student code of conduct.
This year the handbook clearly states what punishments students may receive for certain offenses.
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Some students say that's a great idea -- others questions whether it will actually work.
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Administrators point out most of the rules remain the same from previous years.
There is now more of an effort to be consistent.
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Students will receive the new student code of conduct next week.
Parents will have to sign a piece of paper acknowledging they received it.
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Still to come on the newscast, A leading figure in the Roanoke Valley reveals his latest body of work...
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and a fundraiser in Roanoke County walks away with a record. We'll explain in a few minutes.
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You know him as a preacher and a politician, but did you know Roanoke's mayor is also an author?
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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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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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Mayor Harris' next project is to hopefully put out a book with images from Roanoke County.
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The Tanglewood Mall was flooded today -- NOT with shoppers -- but rather walkers.
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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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Therewill be some crshing and banging and paint trading at Bristol tonight, Pole sitter Jeff Gordon talks about winningb at the bull ring, and our Mike Stevens is at fed X field where the Hokies will try and deliver an upset over top- ranked USC [STARLINK FS]
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The kickoff for tonight's BCA Classic is now less than 90 minutes away. As the Hokies and USC prepare to hook up in Redskins' territory.
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Mike Stevens is at FedEx Field,with a Tech-link to the Redskins' glory days.
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One of our Friday Football Extra teams gives us a rare treat tonight when Patrick Henry plays Princeton tonight at 7:30 at Victory Stadium.
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The game gives fans a chance to see an exciting player still under the college recruiting radar in the Patriots Chris Martin. Martin, who stands nearly six feet and weighs 185 pounds and has good grades, was clocked at 4.4 seconds in the 40 this summer and
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and Virginia Tech's football camp, he broke former Tech star and now Atlanta Falcon DeAngelo Hall's shuttle record.
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When the green flag drops around 7:30 for tonight's Sharpie 500 at Bristol, Jeff Gordon will try and go 6 for 6 this year. He has now six poles after taking the top spot at the bull ring last night and he has five wins this season. His last win at Bristol was in 2002 and driving down victory lane here is extra special.
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