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Why most- -but not all- -the sorority and fraternity houses at Tech get short shrift when it comes to fire inspections.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And a case is made for a traffic light in Boones Mill.

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Tonight in sports, Bryan Randall and Wali Lundy get some props, Deion returns to the practice field, and
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[VO-NAT]


it's Willis White bobblehead night in Salem as the Avalanche honors the longtime Spartans football coach.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Fair weather through the start of the holiday weekend then it seems very likely we will have tropical rain after that. Details and our September Almanac coming up.
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News 7 is next.
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Investigators find some answers in a fatal fraternity house fire that killed a student from Martinsville.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The blaze has college students and administrators in Virginia thinking safety.
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((ED SPENCER: IT MAKES YOU THINK THAT KIND OF THING CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE, INCLUDING HERE))
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Fire-Update]
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Officials now say the fire at the University of Mississippi may have been electrical.
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The fire swept through a fraternity house early Friday morning,
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killing three students, including a sophomore, Howard Stone, from Martinsville.
A university spokesman says the fire had "multiple points of origin" corresponding with electrical outlets in a basement bedroom.
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[Fraternity-Safety]


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That fire hit close to home for a lot of college students in this area. It has sparked a closer look at fire codes at universities across the country AND in the NRV.
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Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa has learned what Virginia Tech requires. Rachel?
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Shannon, About a third of Tech's fraternity and sorority houses are located on-campus. That means those building are checked three sometimes four times a year. It also means, quite a few Greek houses are off campus and fall, out of bounds of university regulations.
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((This is how quickly a dorm room can burn. Only a demonstration last year at Tech, but something school officials and students hope regular fire inspections can avoid.

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((STACY WILLIAMS: I WAS EXCITED TO HEAR THAT WE HAVE A FIRE MARSHALL COME EVERY SEMESTER AND THAT MADE ME FEEL A LITTLE BIT MORE COMFORTABLE. :41)) [RUNS:06]
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Stacey Williams lives in one of the 17 Greek houses that are on Tech's campus. They're inspected once a year by a the state Fire Marshall and twice more by University Fire Officials.

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((EDWARD SPENCER:THE FIRE MARSHALL AND OUR STAFF WHEN DOING AN INSPECTIONS WOULD LOOK AT THINGS SUCH AS THE DRAPES HERE IN THE HOUSE TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE FIRE RETARDANT : :08.... CUT..... :20 THEY'D BE LOOKING TO MAKE SURE THE EXIT LIGHTS AND SIGNAGE IS WORKING PROPERLY.::25 :26 THAT THERE ARE NO BLOCKED EXITS FROM THE ROOMS :28 )) [RUNS:13]
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((RACHEL DEPOMPA: INSPECTORS EVEN CHECK FOR THE TINIEST DETAILS. EXENTION CORDS THAT DON'T HAVE A CIRCUIT BREAKER. AND THAT DECORATIONS ARE NOT TOO CLOSE TO HEAT.)) [RUNS:12]
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But 28 Fraternity houses are off campus.. and out of the University's control. Though some of those houses voluntarily sign up for inspections by the town of Blacksburg.

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((WAYNE GARST:IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WE ASK THEM TO FIX IT AND GIVE THEM A TIME LIMIT TO FIX THE PROBLEM. WE TRY TO DO IT ON AN ANNUAL BASIS. :12 )) [RUNS:09]
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But not ALL... off campus houses are inspected for fire code violations.

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((EDWARD SPENCER: THAT HAS NOT BEEN TOTALLY CONSISTENT OR AS REGULAR THAT I WISH IT WERE BUT UNFORTUNATELY WE DON'T HAVE THE LAWS AND REGULATIONS THAT WE DO WITH ON CAMPUS HOUSES TO REQUIRE THAT.)) [RUNS:11]
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Frankly many Tech officials wouldn't mind seeing it become a law that all fraternity and sorority houses... on or OFF campus must be inspected.
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Shannon, they say.. better safe than sorry.

[L'burg-Murder]


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The search is on for suspects in the murder of a Lynchburg man outside an apartment complex last night.
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Police were called to the James Crossing apartments off Florida Avenue around 10:45.
That's where they found 30-year-old Clyde Arbrey Hilliard lying on the sidewalk outside 1512 Longview Road.
Hilliard had been shot at least once in the chest. He was later pronounced dead at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Investigators spent several hours talking with witnesses and residents at the scene and looking for evidence.
Initial reports said the suspects fled the area in a red Ford Mustang.
Anyone with information call call the Lynchburg police.
All tips are kept confidential.
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[Vaughan-Closing]


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A Vaughan Furniture plant in Patrick County is closing, and more than 200 employees are losing their jobs.
The company made the announcement today, citing increased competition from manufacturers of imported bedroom furniture.
Employees will receive severance and employment counseling. They are also eligible for federal assistance with health insurance premiums.
When the Patrick County facility closes, the company will operate two plants and a distribution center in Galax.


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An accident involving several teenagers renews calls for safety improvements on a busy highway.
That story when News 7 returns.
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Plus the death toll from Monday night's flooding rises as does the pricetag on cleanup.
We'll have the latest.
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[1st-Wx]
[Boones-Mill]

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V-Dot has given the green light on plans to install a traffic light near a busy intersection in Boones Mill. But, some residents say the agency needs to do more to speed up the process. Myranda Stephens explains.
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[RUNS02] ((IT'S JUST UNBELIEVABLE 37)) Sitting high above Route-220 and Bethlehem Road, Phil Randolph has seen his fair share of accidents and close-calls at that intersection.
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[RUNS02] ((WE'VE HAD THREE WRECKS IN SEVEN DAYS 03)) His neighbor has too.
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[RUNS11] ((PEOPLE CAN CUT ACROSS GOING INTO THE SERVICE STATION RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU 57 1801 AND THAT SAYS DO NOT ENTER AND MANY PEOPLE GO IN THERE 03)) The two say they've been trying for years to get a traffic light installed at the intersection to help reduce some of the problems, but it was Monday's crash involving several teenagers that prompted them to renew their efforts.
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[RUNS05] ((THEY'RE TAKING CHANCES TO GET OUT, AND THAT'S WHAT THOSE YOUNG PEOPLE DID THE OTHER DAY57))
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[RUNS04] ((WE DO BELIEVE A SIGNAL IS NEEDED AND WE ARE DESIGNING A SIGNAL FOR THAT INTERSECTION 54)) But, exactly when -- V-Dot says is still up in the air.
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[RUNS12] ((IT'S GOING TO TAKE A NUMBER OF MONTHS TO DRAW UP THE PLANS AND THEN WE DO HAVE TO AQUIRE SOME RIGHT OF WAY OUT THERE AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO NEED SOME MORE SPACE TO GET IN WHATEVER MIGHT BE NECESSARY TO MAKE THAT SIGNAL FUNCTION 18)) V-Dot says it's currently working with the town and it's likely the signal will be in place sooner than later. And just how they monitor traffic, Phil and Brenda say they'll be monitoring V-Dot to make sure that happens. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Boones Mill.))
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V-Dot says they expect the number of accidents to actually go up when they do install the light, because it usually takes a while for people to get used to the change.

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One man is in custody after an alleged unprovoked attack on a woman outside of Macadoo's in Downtown Roanoke last night.
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Authorities say 48 year old Reuben Charles Jones started beating a woman for no apparent reason shortly before midnight last night.
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The woman told authorities that Jones then dragged her into an alley and continued to beat her. After Macado's employees and customers heard screams, they ran outside and called police. Witnesses pointed out Jones as he was walking away. He was arrested, and is being held at the Roanoke City Jail Jones faces attempted murder and abduction charges. The victim was treated at the scene for her injuries.
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[Martin]


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A man with a college degree in music and psychology faces up to 25 years in prison for defacing Mt Moriah Baptist Church.
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When authorities first approached Christopher Frank Martin a few days after the incident, he denied involvement. Confronted with the possibility that there might have been surveillance cameras in the church, he confessed.
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((BUT HE STATED THAT HIS INVOLVEMENT WAS MINIMAL. HE STATED, WHEN CONFRONTED AS FAR AS WHAT AMOUNT OF DAMAGE HE MAY HAVE DONE, HE SAID IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN AROUND THE RANGE OF 20% OR LESS.))
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Martin said it was Zachary Bryant who kicked the walls in, knocked out windows, damaged priceless antique fixtures.
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The prosecutor said the woman who turned them in heard BOTH men brag about the damage they did. Martin pled guilty today. His lawyer offered no excuses but did say Martin has a drinking problem.
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Federal authorities contend Bryant and Martin committed a "hate crime." They'll be sentenced next month on civil rights violations.

[Stocks]


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The first trading day of September ended mixed. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW lost five points today.
The NASDAQ gained 12.
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[Storm-Cleanup]
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Governor Warner has requested federal disaster assistance following the flash flooding and high winds that hit the Richmond area this week.
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And authorities have confirmed a seventh fatality caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Gaston.
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The floodwaters are gone, but state and local officials are still tallying the damage.
Gaston dumped more than a foot of rain on the Richmond area washing out roads and bridges.
A large sinkhole near Shockoe Bottom swallowed cars and threatened a nearby home.
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The storm also spawned a number of tornadoes. The National Weather Service has conducted storm damage surveys, and now confirms that ten tornadoes touched down from Richmond to the Tidewater area.

[Sports Tease]


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Coming up, Willis White gets honored by the Avalanche and the City of Salem,
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and Deion Sanders returns to the field for the first time in 4 years.
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[S-Salem]


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Tonight, the Salem Avalanche will honor longtime Salem High School football coach Willis White at Salem Memorial Stadium. The Avalanche takes on Wilmington tonight at seven o'clock. The Avs are 16 games out of first place in the Carolina League Southern Division with six game to play. Steve Mason has more from field level.
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[S-Randall]


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Bryan Randall is getting some early season recognition.
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The Hokies senior signal caller is up for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award along with 21 other quarterbacks from across the country. Randall accounted for 235 yards of offense in the Hokies eleven point loss to USC on Saturday night. Randall is one of three ACC Qb's nominated for the honor.
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[S-Lundy]


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Virginia's Wali Lundy is one of eight ACC players selected to the Doak Walker award watch list which goes to the nations' top running back who also exemplifies solid academics.
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Lundy rushed for 929 yards as a sophomore, which was fourth in the ACC, and he led the conference in touchdowns with 14.
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Deion Sanders got on the practice field for the first time in a Ravens uniform this afternoon. Neon Deion hasn't played since 2000, but expects to contribute by the time Baltimore's September 12th season opener rolls around.
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[S-Motor]


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Frank Deiny, Jr. is the late model points leader at the Motor Mile Speedway and this weekend Deiny will have a teammate to race alongside.
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Deiny will field a second car for 19 year old Brianne Cronrath. She's the only woman to compete at the track this season, recording 1 top ten finish in four starts. Brianne will have an all female pit crew for this weekend's Collision Plus 200.
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[S-Hockey]


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Tickets for the October ninth United Hockey League exhibition game at the Roanoke Civic Center went on sale this morning. As of 2:30 today, around 70 tickets had been sold.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/UHL Riverdawgs File; :00]

The Civic Center has also sold 46 of the season ticket deposit packages at 25 dollars each. The hockey deposit deal is a way to gauge fan interest. The game will feature the Richmond Riverdogs and the Missouri River Otters.
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[Almanac]


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As summer quickly fades away it seems like it was a short one. No extended heatwaves to sweat through. But what is ahead this month? Here is Leo with our September almanac.
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