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Coming up on News 7-
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Relatives and friends of a Martinsville student killed in a fraternity house fire -- remember his life. The G-O-P party gets ready for its BIG party in New York -- along with the protestors. And the torch is extinguished on the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
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Plus the latest on Gaston. News 7 is next.

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((FULL OF YOUTH, FULL OF LIFE, FULL OF LOVE AND WE CANNOT GET AWAY FROM HOW MUCH WE WILL MISS HIM.))
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Martinsville mourns Howard Stone following the Mississippi fraternity house fire that killed the college sophomore.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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Howard Stone was just 19 years old... his death hard for family and friends to understand, but today they paid tribute to "a well-lived life."
Stone was one of three students who died early Friday when their fraternity house at the University of Mississippi caught fire.
This afternoon, mourners filled a Martinsville Church for a memorial service. Joe Dashiell was there.
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((Family and friends came to mourn a tragic and untimely death, and find comfort in their religious faith.
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((A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GOD. A BULLWARK NEVER FAILING.))
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And they came to Forest Hills Presbyterian Church to celebrate and give thanks for Howard Stone's life.
The 19-year-old college sophomore was a boy scout, an athlete, a classmate remembered for his positive influence on others.
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((FULL OF LIFE A LIFE SO WELL LIVED ON TOP OF THE WORLD INTELLIGENT ATHLETICALLY GIFTED SENSTIVE TO THE NEEDS OF THOSE AROUND HIM, WISE, ANXIOUS TO PLEASE THOSE HE LOVED.))
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Among the mourners were many of Stone's fraternity brothers, and the chancellor of the University of Mississippi who said the Ole Miss community is heartbroken over the loss of three young lives.
Pastor Jonathan Carroll said Stone's death defies explanation... But he urged the young man's family and friends to remember him not for the way he died, but the way he lived his life.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Martinsville))

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Investigators have pinpointed the location where they believe the fire started, and so far they have found no indication of foul play.
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State and federal authorities were at the fire scene for two days, and have completed their initial investigation.
School officials say it will be a few weeks before tests are completed -- and investigators are able to confirm the exact cause.
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((ROBERT KHAYAT/CHANCELLOR: THEY MADE IT QUITE CLEAR THAT THERE WAS NO FOUL PLAY, THAT ALCOHOL WAS NOT A PART OF IT, NO EXPLOSIVES WERE ANYWHERE. IT'S ONE OF THOSE ACCIDENTAL OCCURRENCES THAT TURNS INTO SUCH A TRAGEDY.))
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Investigators believe the fire started in a bedroom in the basement of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house.
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[Gaston]


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Tropical Storm Gaston is storming through South Carolina, and has a date with most of the East Coast.
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In South Carolina, crews are tackling downed trees and power lines. More than 125-thousand residents have been without power, where the governor declared a state of emergency. So far, only one injury has been reported -- when a tree fell on a home. The storm packed maximum *sustained* winds of 70 miles-per-hour before making landfall. Damage estimates for the storm have not been released.
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Danville Police have arrested a man in connection with an incident that occurred on Friday evening -- where a woman was pushed from a moving car. 64 year old Lawrence Luther London of Pelham (Pellum) North Carolina was taken into custody last night. A 39 year old woman claims that London hit her in the face before shoving her out of the car. London was taken to the Danville City Jail where he is being held without bond on attempted *malicious wounding* charges.

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Firefighters were back at Dan River Mills this morning after yesterday's fire apparently rekindled. Officials say a small section of the roof smoldered overnight and sparked up again around 9 o'clock this morning. This morning's fire only caused minor damage. Dan River officials say last night's fire at the finishing plant will NOT affect production schedules. The company's Human Resources Director tells us there is no significant structural damage at the Schoolfield facility and no evident damage to plant equipment.

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The Radford chapter of the American Red Cross STILL needs help for the 30 people left homeless after last week's major apartment fire.
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This building in the 700 block of Downey street caught fire on the 20th. Several people had to be rescued and the entire building has since been condemned. Most of the residents have found a new place to live, but Red Cross workers says they really need more money to help the people with vouchers for food and clothing.
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[TAKE GRAPHIC] If you'd like to make a donation call the Radford American Red Cross Chapter at 540-639-2140.
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Relatives of a Roanoke middle school student who died earlier this year are working to keep his memory alive.
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Adam Wickham was an eighth grader at William Byrd Middle school, when he died of a heart arrhythmia (uh-ryth-mee-uh) this Spring.
Today, Wickham's family and friends held a silent auction and dinner to help raise money toward a scholarship in his name. The 10-thousand dollar reward will be handed out each year to a senior at William Byrd High School.
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, Hundreds are injured when a nightclub balcony collapses in Brazil...
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and the Republican Convention may not start until tomorrow, but protestors make their voices heard in New York.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later the Hokies lose Xavier Adibi for the season. Kurt Warner has a new lease in New York, and this former bank teller cashes a big check on the PGA Tour. Plus, little league world series champs are crowned in sports.))

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Hundreds of police officers greeted thousands of protestors on the streets of New York today. It's one of the largest anti-Bush demonstrations planned for the week of the Republican National Convention. Jennifer Donelan reports from the demonstration.
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(("Hey, hey, ho, ho...George Bush has got to go." THE REPUBLICANS MAY BE PREPARING TO TAKE MANHATTAN BUT ON SUNDAY THE STREETS BELONGED TO THEIR OPPONENTS .. Short Sot - Neil Holzer "It's a lot of people that believe that Bush needs to leave office." Nat Sot (parade) THOUSANDS OF PROTESTORS IN A MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION. THE TARGET...GEORGE BUSH. THERE WAS ANGER... Nat Sot "Vietnam Veteran buddy" AND THERE WERE SCATTERED ARRESTS...INCLUDING SOME 50 PROTESTING CYCLISTS WHO WERE TAKEN AWAY IN HANDCUFFS. Nat Sot - (arrested cyclist) "You gotta love America" HORDES OF POLICE HAD THE PARADE ROUTE LOCKED DOWN. OVERALL...THE MARCH WAS PEACEFUL AND AT TIMES...EMOTIONAL.(show coffins) - "Very moved, very moved. I've talked a lot of people whose sons died in the war." Standup - Jennifer Donelan "More than 800 groups joined in the march...all have different affiliations, but they have one message...get George Bush out of office." AMONG THOSE LEADING THE MARCH, CONTROVERSIAL FILMMAKER MICHEAL MOORE. Sot - Micheal Moore "It's everybody doing their thing and they are going to come together Nov. 2" THERE WERE SOME PROTESTING THE PROTEST. THEY WANT GEORGE BUSH TO WIN IN NOVEMBER. Sot - Micheal Croke/Bush suppporter "He's finally doing the right thing and these people can't appreciate it." BUT IT WAS THESE PEOPLE'S TURN TO TALK, TO YELL AND TO CHANT...AND IN 24 HOURS THE REPUBLICAN'S WILL HAVE THE SAME. IN JUST A COUPLE OF MONTHS, IT WILL BE EVERYONE'S TURN TO VOTE. JENNIFER DONELAN CBS NEWS NEW YORK))
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[Take 7-Too FS Event 523] A reminder that our digital channel "7-Too" will present the Republican party convention gavel-to-gavel, without interruption or anchor commentary. Cox digital cable customers can see it on channel 107.
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The latest of a series of pipe line blasts in Iraq is sure to slow the country's economy.
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The pipeline exploded today near the city of Basra in southern Iraq. The smoke plume from the resulting oil fire could be seen for miles. This latest explosion is days after several pipelines in the same area were sabotaged. Exports from Iraq's southern terminals were running at a rate of one point four million BARRELS per day. That is 30 percent lower than last week, due to the 10 pipelines in the area that have been hit.
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A balcony collpase at a night club in Brazil has killed six, and injured more than a hundred.
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According to police the accident occurred at the Ladies First night club near Sao Paulo's international airport. Authorities say the balcony at the night club was over capacity and couldn't hold the weight of all the customers-- causing the floor to give way onto the mezzanine below. The collapse killed six and injured 117 others. Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the accident.
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, scattered rains are moving into the area with Tropical Storm Gaston. We'll have your full forecast...
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and the last race has been run in Athens, but a new crop of superstar athletes is about to come home.
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Rocky Mount officials say they'll have to try other ways to update uptown.
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The town had hoped to make the same type of improvements to uptown Rocky Mount, as it did a few years ago downtown. Those included removing overhead power lines, and adding new benches, crosswalks and lamp posts. But, officials say the applications for two grants that would provide funding for the project were both denied. Officials say they are still optimistic -- and plan to adjust the applications for re-submission later this year.
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The summer may be coming to an end, but the pace is picking up at Virginia's Explore Park.
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With students back in class, school groups are returning to the living history park.
And Labor Day weekend, Explore will host one of the biggest events of its season, the Appalachian Folk Festival.
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The Folk Festival will take place Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
The popular event will feature traditional music, storytelling, and other folkways of the region.
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The festival will also mark the return of the Brugh (BREW) Tavern, which is set to re-open under new management.

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The games of the 28th Olympiad have come to a close in Athens. The international Olympic committee says Greece did a splendid job. And as Jennifer Miller reports, team USA can say the same for its athletes.
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IT SEEMS THE GODS OF SPORT HAVE SMILED DOWN ON AMERICAN ATHLETES. TEAM USA WON MORE MEDALS HERE THAN THEY DID AT THE GAMES IN BOTH SYDNEY AND ATLANTA.
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AMERICA'S TRACK AND FIELD STARS WON 24 MEDALS. TEAM USA ALSO MEDALLED IN FENCING, BEACH VOLLEYBALL, SOFTBALL, SOCCER, AND MORE.
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YEARS OF TRAINING PAID OFF FOR MICHAEL PHELPS. HE SOAKED UP THE MEDAL-CEREMONY SPOTLIGHT EIGHT TIMES. "he was pretty amazing." BUT SOME MEDALS HAVE LOST THEIR LUSTER.
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PAUL HAMM BECAME THE FIRST AMERICAN MALE GYMNAST TO WIN GOLD IN THE ALL-AROUND - THEN WAS ASKED TO RETURN THE MEDAL AFTER JUDGES REALIZED THEY HAD MADE AN ERROR.
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THE U-S OLYMPIC COMMITTEE SAYS HAMM IS KEEPING THE GOLD.
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AND THE ONCE-DOMINANT MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM LEAVES WITH THE BRONZE ... NOT THE GOLD. STANDUP BRIDGE: FOR ATHLETES, THE GAMES IN ATHENS WERE AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE. BUT THE HOST NATION ... WHO FOUGHT HARD TO BRING THE OLYMPICS HOME ... MIGHT REMEMBER THE GAMES NOT BY MEDALS WON ... BUT BY MONEY SPENT.
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GREECE SPENT EIGHT-POINT-FIVE BILLION DOLLARS ... ALMOST TWICE WHAT WAS BUDGETED ... AN OLYMPIC-SIZED DEBT GREEKS WILL BE PAYING FOR YEARS. "I think they've gone overboard as far as I know." BUT THE GOVERNMENT INSISTS THE MONEY IMPROVED GREECE'S IMAGE AND SHOWCASE ITS RICH HISTORY. KIMBERLY PEEK/ CHICAGO IL. "It's just beautiful." AND THAT IS WHAT MANY HERE SAY THEY WILL REMEMBER ... THE BEAUTY OF THE GAMES AND THE HOST CITY THAT GAVE BIRTH TO THEM. JENNIFER MILLER CBS NEWS, ATHENS.))





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Coming up, the Hokies lose linebacker Xavier Adibi for the season, the Giants name Kurt Warner their starting quarterback, and the Avs lose again at Winston-Salem, but first our extra point,
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the big leauge playoffs are still a month away, but today in the final of the Little League World Series, Curacao's Carlos Pineda recorded 11 strikeouts in the title game against Thousand Oaks, California. Curacao went on to win it 5 to 2.
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Virginia Tech fell to oh and 7 all time against top ranked teams in the land with last night's 24-13 loss to USC.
But it wasn't the blowout that most expected, and as Mike Stevens explains, there were several bright spots for the Hokies.
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Just to update the status of Adibi--he'll undergo surgery on that torn right biceps and miss the rest of the season, meaning that Tech must find some depth at the linebacker spot.


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Kurt Warner is the starting quarterback for the New York Giants--at least for now.
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Today head coach Tom Coughlin (KAWF'-lin) said Warner will be his starting quarterback for the regular-season opener against Philadelphia on September 12th. Coughlin says Warner's experience and preseason performance earned him the starting nod over rookie Eli Manning.
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The Salem Avalanche dropped a 10-9 decision at Winston-Salem this afternoon. Former Cave Spring lefty Tyler Lumsden threw 2 innings giving up three runs on three hits for the Warthogs. It was Winston-Salem's 6th consecutive win as they got the four game sweep of Salem.
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The Avs parent club, the Astros muscled their way right back into the NL wild card race this weekend against the Cubs.
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Today Dusty Baker watched the Stros rough up his starter Matt Clement. Lance Berkman did some of the heavy lifting for Houston, launching his 21st bomb of the season to deep left center field in the 5th. The Astros whipped the Cubbies 10-3 pulling to within 4 games in the wild card standings.
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We finish up on the links where, an extra hole was needed in Cromwell, Connecticut today to settle the Buick Championship.
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That's because Tim Herron holed this putt for par at the 18th. Lumpy then headed to a playoff with Woody Austin.
Austin then ran home a 6 foot birdie putt for the win. The former bank teller gets to cash a check for 756 thousand dollars.
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People tend to avoid encounters with ghosts, but in Taiwan, they just want to make sure their ghosts aren't hungry.
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The residents light water lanterns to begin the Hungry Ghost Festival as a way to guide the spirits to shore. The people use the celebration as a way to show charity, in the form of food, to the hungry ghosts that roam the water. (------------) Locals see it as a very solemn festival that represents the connection between the living and the dead.