Early this morning a vehicle
carrying foam from Philadelphia arrived in Smyth County to help smother a
raging chemical fire there.
Firemen sprayed tons of foam on the fire creating a sealant over the blaze.
Last night the fire raged at temperatures officials estimated at
For the latest on the fire and the 500 people who were evacuated..
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we turn to Teresa Hamilton who's at the site.
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(Rollcue: used to be Marley Mouldings)
SUPER=01-Paul Evans/Evans Distributing President; :29
SUPER=01-Charles Harrington/Smyth Co. Emergency Services Dir.; :46 quick
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(QUESTION: Have authorities determined a cause for the fire?)
State police are digging in a trash pit behind the Pulaski Correctional
That's the prison headed by David L. Smith.
Three years ago his wife Carol was reported missing and police launched a
massive search for her.
She was never found.
Now according to those familiar with the case, the investigation is back on.
Len Besthoff has more on the digging that has been going on for days.
IN Q=This video
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./August 17, 1994; :19
SUPER=07-Kathy Smith; :48
SUPER=01-Kathy Phillips/Neighbor; :53
SUPER=01-Bob McDonald/Neighbor; :59
OUT Q=News 7 Pulaski County
The recall of some 25 million pounds of Hudson Foods ground beef is leaving
some fast-food restaurants with a much smaller menu.
For instance, some Burger King stores are left with only chicken, fish
sandwiches and fries to sell.
Hudson Foods recalled its hamburger patties for fear its tainted with E-
And yesterday, under pressure from the U-S-D-A, the company closed the
Nebraska plant where the patties were produced.
Government officials are urging everyone who eats beef to take precautions.
((COOK HAMBURGER THOROUGHLY. COOK TO 160 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. USE A THERMOMETER
TO DO THAT. IT'S CRITICAL.))
OUT Q=IT'S CRITICAL."
Walmart, Sam's Club, and Burger King- were the main buyers of the hamburger.
A Campbell County woman is dead following a crash near Rustburg this
State police say the woman was heading south on Route 6-15 when her car
apparently ran off the road and flipped over.
Rescue crews worked to free her from the vehicle but she was pronounced dead
at the scene.
Police have NOT released her name pending notification of the family.
An amazing story of recovery in southern California.
A teenaged girl is speaking to family and friends again after being in a
coma for nearly three months.
Jason Carroll reports.
SUPER=03-Santa Ana, CA; :00
SUPER=03-Newport Beach, CA/May; :22
SUPER=01-Chris Maese/Mother; :36
SUPER=01-Jason Carroll/Reporting; :54
OUT Q=For CBS news.
What seemed like mission impossible is now mission accomplished for two
update window 11:30
The two Russians have completed their repair work on the damaged Mir space
There were some scary moments at the start of the mission when one of the
cosmonaut's gloves started leaking.
It may be days before officials learn whether the cosmonauts were successful
in boosting the station's electrical power.
It's the most expensive and sophisticated of U-S warplanes-- the B-2 or
But a new report is suggesting it's not worth its two- billion dollar price
The General Accounting office, an organization that monitors how the
government spends taxpayers' money, says the coating which makes the stealth
invisible is very vulnerable to wet weather.
Congress has already ordered 21 of the bombers, at a price tag of almost
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Immigration has taken center stage as Pope John Paul visits Paris.
OUT Q=(nats of pope)
The pope celebrated Mass today in the famed Notre Dame cathedral, calling on
the world to take care of its immigrants and its poor.
Pope John Paul is in Paris for a youth gathering to mark World
On the way, he was also cheered by crowds as he rode along the Seine (sen)
River in his Popemobile.
Lynchburg's newest candidate for sheriff is NOT hiding the fact that she's
the first woman to run for the job.
Mary Randolph- Preston announced her candidacy on the steps of Monument
Terrace yesterday afternoon.
She's worked as a deputy in Appomattox County and helped operate regional
jails in Tampa, Florida and Hopewell, Virginia.
Randolph- Preston says she's ready to change people's perception of what a
sheriff should be.
IN Q=I have had
((MARY RANDOLPH- PRESTON/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF CANDIDATE: I HAVE HAD A LOT OF
PEOPLE TELL ME `WELL, I ALWAYS SEE THE SHERIFF AS BEING A MAN'. BUT ONCE THEY
TALK TO ME AND GET TO REALIZE MY EXPERIENCE AND MY BACKGROUND AND THEN GET TO
KNOW ME AS A PERSON, THEN THE ATTITUDE CHANGES BECAUSE THEY REALIZE I'M REALLY
SERIOUS ABOUT IT.))
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OUT Q=serious about it.
Incumbent sheriff Lawrence Simpson and retired city police officer Ron
Gillispie are the other two candidates running for the post.
A Danville home for recovering drug and alcohol addicts is marking a quarter
The men living there say every sober day is worth celebrating.
Tina Tenret explains.
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SUPER=01-Lenny Sutherland/Resident; :08
SUPER=01-Rev. Jeffrey Wright/Director; :20
SUPER=01-Anthony Poole/Former Resident; :47
OUT Q=News7, Danville))
Lenny Sutherland is a recovering crack cocaine addict.
When he arrived at Hope Harbor seven months ago, he was crying out for help.
IN Q=I'm in college today
((LENNY SUTHERLAND/RESIDENT: I'M IN COLLEGE TODAY. IF YOU'D TOLD ME SEVEN
MONTHS AGO I WAS GOING TO BE IN COLLEGE, WELL, I WOULD HAVE BEEN IN A FOG
ANYWAY. I PROBABLY WOULDN'T HAVE PAID MUCH ATTENTION TO YOU.))
OUT Q=attention to you
Director Jeffrey Wright says crack is hitting Danville hard.
IN Q=One of our
((REV. JEFFREY WRIGHT/DIRECTOR: ONE OF OUR RESIDENTS SAID CRACK WAS THE BEST
LOVER HE EVER HAD. IF YOU WERE LONELY AND YOU HAD A CRACK, A ROCK OF CRACK,
YOU FELT GOOD RIGHT AWAY. THAT ROCK NEVER SAID NO.))
OUT Q=never said no
Hope Harbor is a Christian home with voluntary Sunday services and bible
But rules are strict, every man must hold a job and pay half his salary as
Anthony Poole says he used to drink a jug of moonshine a day.
IN Q=I could walk up
((ANTHONY POOLE/FORMER RESIDENT: I COULD WALK UP, HEY MAN, LET ME HAVE A PINT,
HALF A PINT OR JUG. GET A CASE OF LIQUOR ON CREDIT, PAY HIM HALF. AS LONG AS
HE GOT SOMETHING I GOT A CASE OF LIQUOR.))
OUT Q=case of liquor
These men say education is the key to cleaning up the streets.
IN Q=Stop turning
((STOP TURNING A BLIND EYE. STOP PRETENDING LIKE IT DOESN'T HAPPEN. STOP
PRETENDING LIKE IT'S NOT THERE.))
OUT Q=like it's not there
The 40 men living at Hope Harbor call themselves a family.
And this, many say, is home.
Tina Tenret, News7, Danville.))
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
U-V-A executive vice president Leonard Sandridge said the school is
honored but doesn't place too much importance on rankings.
The College of Health Sciences received a shot in the arm from the federal
Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte presented a check for one half
million dollars from the U-S Department of Education.
The money represents a two- for- one matching grant that will help the
school build its endowment fund.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- SIXTH DISTRICT: IT IS AS DR. NICKENS NOTED, ONE OF THE
FASTEST GROWING NON- PROFIT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE
COMMONWEALTH. IT'S NOT WELL KNOWN IN MANY PARTS OF THE STATE AND EVEN TO SOME
PEOPLE HERE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY, SO IT'S GOOD THAT PEOPLE BECOME AWARE THAT
WE HAVE SUCH A MAJOR RESOURCE IN THIS AREA TRAINING PEOPLE TO BECOME NURSES AND
OTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.))
OUT Q=other health care providers.
The College of Health Sciences now has more than 600 students. Its courses
include the only program in Virginia training physicians assistants.
Summer flowers tend to look a little peaked (PEE-kid) by the middle of
August, but there are steps you can take to minimize the dead or dying flowers
in your ornamental beds.
The best part is, these steps will help your flowers look even better next
SUPER=01-Bruce Feldberg/Riverside Nursery;
OUT Q=Growin' It.
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Patrick MIC up-stats
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SUPER=330-Mostly Clear/& Cool/54-58/Sunny/& Pleasant/78-82;
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SUPER=332-Partly Cloudy/Very Cool/48-52/Sunny/& Pleasant/72-75;
SUPER=333-Mostly Clear/Quite Cool/50-53/Sunny/& Pleasant/74-77;
SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/& Chilly/46-50/Sunny/& Pleasant/68-73;
The Redskins were knocked out in their preseason finale 28-to-7 by the
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Gus Frerotte was absolutely horrible in the first quarter completing just two
of seven passes and throwing two interceptions to Miami defensive backs.
Benny Parmalee put the first score on the board with this four yard T-D run
to make it 7-to-nothing Fins.
It was 14-to-nothing and then 21 to nothing at the four minute mark of the
first half when Jerris McPhael danced in from 10 yards out.
The Redskins had five turnovers in the first half including this fumble by
Kerry Joseph, that results in a Sam Madison T-D. Miami whips Washington
28 to 7.
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The Lynchburg Hillcats are now just within reach of the Carolina League
pennant in the Northern Division.
Last night they snowed the Avalanche.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Avalanche vs. Hillcats;
We pick up the action in the 3rd and the Hillcats threatening. Alex
Hernandez goes back up the middle plating Luis Figueroa for a 1-zip 'Cats lead.
Two batters later Aramis Ramirez bounces one into left, just over the bag
at 3rd, and Hernandez and Mike Asche score for a 3 run lead.
That was all Paul Ah-Yat would need on the mound as the Hillcats move a
step closer to the pennant with a 3 to 1 win.
The forward who led the Cavs scoring as a sophomore last season may be
SUPER=04-Last Season; :00
Courtney Alexander announced yesterday that he not returning to U-V-a next
Alexander was kicked off the team indefinitely after being charged with
assaulting his girlfriend back in July.
He is denying reports that he may transfer to U-Conn.
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Mission Viejo, California meets Guadalupe, Mexico in the Little League World
Series championship game tomorrow.
Mission Viejo moved into the title game with a 12-to-1 pounding of
Bradenton, Florida in the U-S Championship game.
No U-S team has won the Little League World Series since Long
Beach, California, took back-to-back titles in 19-92 and 93.