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7Chemical-Fire


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Residents of the Smyth County community of Atkins have spent another night away from home.
A fire at a plastics warehouse on Wednesday forced their evacuation.
The effort to put the fire out continued overnight.
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Firefighters poured tons of foam on the fire creating a sealant over the blaze.
Earlier last night the fire raged at temperatures officials estimated at two-thousand degrees.
In all about 500 people were evacuated and there's word that they might be able to return to their homes sometime later this morning.
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7E-Pulaski-Prison


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State Police have spent two days digging in a trash pit behind the Pulaski Correctional Unit.
News 7 has learned the operation is connected to the search for Carol Smith--the wife of prison warden David Smith.
Carol Smith was reported missing three years ago.
Len Besthoff has more.
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7E-VMI-Day4


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Virginia Military Institute staffers plan a media briefing this morning to report on the status of the freshman class.
But one of the first female cadets has decided the military way of life is not for her.
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Just hours after the toughest part of the training program began, the first woman- and nine more men dropped out.
That's a total of 13 men and one woman- below the expected average for the first week.
The Institute expects some of the new recruits to quit- especially the day after they "meet the cadre."
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((COL. MIKE STRICKLER/VMI PUBLIC RELATIONS: PRIMARILY MOST OF THEM LEAVE, "THIS JUST ISN'T FOR ME." THERE ARE CERTAIN QUESTIONS WE ASK, AND WE WRITE DOWN THE ANSWERS, BUT THAT'S CONFIDENTIAL.))
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V-M-I won't release the names of those who drop out, but the Richmond Times Dispatch today identifies the woman as Amanda Moore from Klingerstown Pennsylvania.

7WEATHER


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Taking a look now at the Friday forecast.
Today will be partly sunny with the chance for scattered afternoon showers or thunderstomrs.
Highs will be in the mid to upper 70's.
Tonight expect lows in the 50's.
And looking ahead.
Tomorrow will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 70's.

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7BIRTHDAYS! 8/24/97
Sunday:

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SUPER=130-38/Shane Forry/Fork Mountain;



SUPER=130-9/Tommu Brown Jr./Roanoke;



SUPER=130-20/Jason Osborne/Gretna;



SUPER=130-80/R. Leonard Clark/Bassett;



SUPER=130-4/Kieyona Tinsely/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-7/Amber Caldwell/Pembroke;



SUPER=130-/Brenda Cook/Draper;


Monday:

SUPER=130-19/Amanda Roop/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-40/Lynn Epperly/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-34/Pamela Mayhew/Bedford;



SUPER=130-30/David Breeden/Plum Creek;



SUPER=130-16/Melissa Humphreys/Salem;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/Diana Estep/Pembroke;



SUPER=130-15/Kevin Poda/Vinton;



SUPER=130-25/Bailey Falls/Lexington;



SUPER=130-54/Judith Clifford/Roanoke;



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55atkins


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Hundreds of Smyth County residents are still out of their homes as firefighters work to put out a chemical fire with foam.
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The foam was trucked in from Philadelphia early this morning, and Shortly after two firemen poured tons of it on the blaze creating a sealant over the blaze.
Earlier last night the fire raged at temperatures officials estimated at two-thousand degrees.
There's word evacuated residents may be able to return to their homes later this morning.
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The fire continues to cause scheduling problems--Atkins Elementary School is closed today.

55E-Lake-Gaston


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It was a day many Southside residents hoped would NOT come.
After a 15 year legal battle, water from Lake Gaston has finally arrived in Hampton Roads.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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This is it.
Rain that fell in the Blue Ridge mountains and flowed through the farms and rivers of Southside and southwest Virginia -- it's pouring out into the reservoirs that serve Virginia Beach.
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((TOM LEAHY/VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC UTILITIES: I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE PROJECT 15 YEARS NOW, AND YES, IT WAS GOOD TO SEE THE WATER FLOW OVER FOR THE FIRST TIME.))
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That's almost laughable understatement for Virginia Beach-- which will have spent 15 years and about a quarter BILLION dollars fighting to, finally building, and operating this 76 mile pipeline.
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((I DON'T BELIEVE YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO FIND ANY CITY THAT'S HAD TO RESTRICT OR CONSERVE WATER AS FREQUENTLY AS WE HAVE, OR USES LESS WATER PER PERSON.))
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But it's a cascade of frustration for Virginians to the west who've been watching their water levels -- no matter what Virginia Beach says.
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((THE PROJECT WILL HAVE NO IMPACT WHATSOEVER ON THE UPPER ROANOKE RIVER BASIN AROUND SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE AND THE CITY OF ROANOKE IN THE UPPER BASIN. IN LAKE GASTON, THE PROJECT WILL HAVE NO DISCERNIBLE EFFECT ON THE LAKE. CERTAINLY NO VISUAL EFFECT -- NO SOUND EFFECTS.))
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It's possible -- but unlikely -- that a federal appeals court in D.C. could still dampen Virginia Beach's fun.
But until then -- this flow will increase from 4 million gallons a day to 60 million sometime in November.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Isle of Wight County.))

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At the start of the 1998 school year Virginia Tech will require all incoming students to own a personal computer.
This makes Tech the first public university in Virginia to require computers.
Virginia Tech President Paul Torgersen said it's essential that every graduate be computer literate.
Officials at the Blacksburg school estimate that 70 percent of undergraduates already arrive with computers.


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The University of Virginia is America's best public national university.
That's the ranking in the latest issue of U-S News and World Report.
The magazine listed the College of William and Mary as sixth.
No other Virginia college made the magazine's list of top 25 public national universities.
In the magazine's overall rankings of education quality that also included private universities, U-V-A ranked 21st and William and Mary ranked 32nd.

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Turning to the weekend weather outlook--
Partly sunny and mild today, with highs in the mid to upper 70s.
Mostly clear and chilly tonight, with lows in the mid 50s.
Mostly sunny tomorrow, with highs again in the upper 70s.
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8Chemical-Fire


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Smyth County authorities are using foam trucked in from Philadelphia to try and put out a chemical fire at a plastics warehouse.
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Shortly after two this morning firemen poured tons of foam on the fire creating a sealant over the blaze.
Earlier last night the fire raged at temperatures officials estimated at two-thousand degrees.
In all about 500 people were evacuated and there's word that they might be able to return to their homes sometime later this morning.
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The fire cleanup is causing some scheduling problems--there is no school today for Atkins Elementary School.

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A trash pit behind the Pulaski Correctional Unit is being carefully examined--state police are looking for clues in connection with the disappearance of a Roanoke County woman.
Carol Smith was last seen more than three years ago.
She is the wife of Pulaski prison warden David Smith.
Len Besthoff has the story.
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85VMI-Day-4


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One of the first women cadets at Virginia Military Institute has left the school.
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Rather than continue to endure the rigors of V-M-I's unique brand of military training and discipline, one woman and six men have dropped out.
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((COL. MIKE STRICKLER/VMI PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER: YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS. WE HAVE NORMAL ATTRITION RATE DURING THE FIRST WEEK. WE WEREN'T SURPRISED. WE FIGURED SOONER OR LATER CERTAINLY ONE- -SOME OF THE WOMEN WOULD LEAVE. AND SHE HAPPENED TO BE THE FIRST ONE. ))
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V-M-I is not naming the woman, but the Richmond Times Dispatch says she is Amanda Moore of Klingerstown, Pennsylvania.
Strickler says the rest of the women appear to be doing fine.
V-M-I expected at least one woman -on average- to fall out within the first week.

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Shifting gears to weather--
A pleasant forecast as we slide into the weekend.
Partly sunny and mild, with highs in the mid to upper 70s.
Tonight will be cool, with lows in the 50's.
And looking ahead....
Tomorrow will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 70's.
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