In sports, Roanoke Catholic remains undefeated scores and highlights from
And the Orioles beat the Yankees to pad their lead in the American League
Increasing clouds in our Sunday forecast but the threat of rain is quite
There was a bomb scare early this morning at a local UPS plant.
A company manager called the Roanoke City police and said one of his
employees noticed a package with the words "letter bomb" written on it.
The worker then took the package to Roanoke City police waiting outside who
called in state police bomb technicians.
They blew up the package and it DID NOT have explosives in it.
It appears the package was sent from out of state.
Roanoke City police are continuing to investigate.
Republican candidate for lieutenant governor John Hager is trying to explain
a memo he wrote more than 25 years ago.
use file from P-Hager, 597-34; E-Hager, 97-35
In 1972, Hager was working for American Tobacco and he wrote about
ways to raise the nicotine levels in cigarettes.
The memo came up again during Hager's pretrial testimony this summer in a
Pennsylvania lawsuit against cigarette makers.
Hager says the memo answered a
He also says that American Tobacco didn't control nicotine levels in its
In an article about the memo in the Richmond-Times Dispatch, Hager responded
through his spokesman by saying -- quote "I feel like I've been raped."
Mother Teresa was buried today with all the pomp and circumstance of a world
And, of course, in her way, she WAS a world leader.
Richard Threlkeld has more.
OUT Q=are infinitely poorer
((It was a full state funeral the same sort of service accorded to the
two founders of India, Gandhi and Nehru, when they died.
Her coffin was borne on a gun carriage, the same one used for Gandhi and
Nehru, and flanked by soldiers from the Indian Army.
Thousands of people lined the streets along which the funeral cortege
travelled, some with homemade signs of goodbye, and flowers in her memory.
On the back streets of Calcutta, they watched it on TV, in those few homes
lucky enough to have a TV. The kids were doing their lessons, and the subject
was Mother Teresa.
William Rosario couldn't see the cortege in person because
he's got a bad leg.
((WILLIAM ROSARIO/MOURNER: SHE'S DONE A LOT FOR US, BUT TODAY, WE ARE SAD,
OUT Q=sad, heartful, sorrowful
Two thousand people, among them First Lady Hillary Clinton, attended the
three-hour funeral mass for Mother Teresa inside an athletic stadium.
A message from Pope John Paul the Second celebrated her love and passion for
the poor of the world, and noted the poor are still with us, and called on
others to continue her work.
The crowds were still there despite the monsoon rains, when the funeral
cortege returned down Calcutta's boulevards to the Mother House of her
Missionaries of Charity for a simple, private burial service.
It's expected that one day, the grave of Mother Teresa will become a shrine.
As the Pope noted, the poor are still with us, and with the death of Mother
Teresa, the poor of the world are infinitely poorer.))
Soldiers coming home today after seven months in Bosnia have been delayed
and will arrive in Greensboro around ten-thirty tonight.
IN Q=nat sound
((nat sound of band playing))
At least five hundred people waited for hours under hot sun to welcome home
The crowd ranged from family members to police chiefs to congressmen.
Some brought signs, others family pets.
SUPER=03-Fort Benning, GA/Thursday;
But at Fort Benning, the soldiers were stuck with a military plane that
The Danville national guard unit is now en route to Atlanta on buses and
will fly to Greensboro.
IN Q=Feeling relieved
((KRISTEN WILES: FEELING RELIEVED THEY WON'T BE GETTING ON A PLANE WITH
SOMETHING WRONG WITH IT BUT IRRITATED IT TOOK THIS LONG TO BE TOLD WHAT WAS
SUPER=01-Kristen Wiles/Soldier's Wife; RUNS=:09
OUT Q= home pretty soon
An awards ceremony for the soldiers will be held tomorrow afternoon at the
National Guard Armory in Danville.
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SUPER=83-Down 2.22 feet/Down 0.39 foot;Lake levels
Tons of trash may not be a pleasant thought, but to the residents of Day and
Marshall Avenues it's a sign of pride.
During the past few years, the neighborhood group has picked up tons of
trash and in the process reduced the crime rate.
This is Block Pride Five.
Residents with the help of Roanoke City get together to clean up the
community and plant trees.
Members of the Day and Marshall Neighborhood Association sponsored the
semi-annual event that helped reduce crime by a record 45-percent.
IN Q=you can accomplish
((CHRIS MUSE/BLOCK PRIDE FIVE: YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH THIS VERY QUICKLY. ALL YOU
NEED TO DO IS GET PEOPLE TOGETHER, GET PEOPLE TO CARE AND GET THEM TO START.
JUST REACH DOWN AND PICK UP THE TRASH, MOW THE LAWNS AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR
SUPER=01-Chris Muse/Block Pride Five;
OUT Q=OF YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Chris Muse says the best part of the event is that it brings the
In the future they hope it evolves into a festival.
Virginia Tech used some innovative technology for the ground breaking of its
25 million dollar Advanced Communications and Information Technology Center.
Not an inch of ground was disturbed, but those in attendance did get a peak
INSIDE the building.
The video was created in the engineering multi-media lab.
The simulation took audience members down hallways and into the classrooms
of the new center.
IN Q=IS A REPRESENTATION
((LARRY HINCKER/UNIVERSITY RELATIONS: IS A REPRESENTATION OF THE NEW BUILDING
WITHOUT ACTUALLY SEEING THE BUILDING. IT WAS MADE BY ENTERING A LOT OF POINTS
OF DATA SO WE CAN LOOK AT THE BUILDING IN 360 DEGREES.))
SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/University Relations;
OUT Q=in 360 degrees
The new 150-thousand square foot building will allow faculty to teach
students in virtual-reality rooms and explore new forms of Internet-based
There's gold in them, there hills.
Not what you'd expect people around Southwest Virginia to say.
But it's true.
Denise Allen reports.
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SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Van Wimmer/Roanoke Valley Mineral & Gem Soc.; :07
SUPER=01-Tom Wurtz/Roanoke Valley Mineral & Gem Soc.; :42
OUT Q=News 7
IN Q=nat sot
These people are prospecting along the Little River in Floyd County.
IN Q=WE'RE LOOKING FOR
((VAN WIMMER/ROANOKE VALLEY MINERAL AND GEM SOCIETY: WE'RE LOOKING FOR GASPER
WHICH IS A STONE THAT YOU CAN POLISH AND MAKE JEWELRY OUT OF AND SOME OF THE
PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR GOLD.))
OUT Q=FOR GOLD
Actually that's gold-dust.
Southwest Virginia is a good place to look for semi-precious stones and
Precious stones are more likely found out west.
IN Q=A DIAMOND
((A DIAMOND IS FACETED, THAT'S A STONE WITH ANGLES ON IT AND A SEMI-PRECIOUS IS
A STONE YOU CAN POLISH.))
OUT Q=YOU CAN POLISH
IN Q=SOUND OF PERSON MOVING ROCKS
Members of the Roanoke Valley Mineral and Gem Society use the stones for
artwork and jewelry.
Most of this prospecting is done on public property.
IN Q=as long as
((TOM WURTZ/ROANOKE VALLEY MINERAL AND GEM SOCIETY: AS LON AS YOU DON'T USE
ANY KIND OF MACHINERY LIKE A BULLDOZER OR A BACK HOE. HAND HELD TOOLS LIKE A
GOLD PAN, A SCREEN, OR A SHOVEL.))
OUT Q=OR A SHOVEL
IN Q=BUT YOU CAN'T
((BUT YOU CAN'T FIND ENOUGH BY THAT METHOD TO MAKE A LIVING AT IT. ALTHOUGH
THERE ARE PEOPLE IN ROANOKE COUNTY MAKING A LIVING HUNTING GOLD AND WHEN THEY
FIND A GOOD SPOT THEY USUALLY DON'T SHARE IT WITH ANYBODY.))
OUT Q=IT WITH ANYBODY
But for most of the members of the Mineral and Gem Society wealth is not the
reason for the prospecting.
It's a hobby like any other.
IN Q=I JUST LIKE
((I JUST LIKE BEING OUT SIDE. YOU KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE TRIED HUNTING. IT'S
ABOUT TIME THEY TRIED GOLD MINING.))
OUT Q=TRIED GOLD MINING
These people have.
And what they've found is...some of what glitters IS gold.
Denise Allen News 7.))
The Virginia Cavaliers were at home this afternoon hosting the Richmond
Spiders at Scott Stadium.
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Cavaliers vs Spiders; :
U-V-A came into today's game hoping to crush the Spiders and pick up its
first victory of the season.
Early in the first quarter Richmond would go to the ground attack on this
carry Jasper Pendergrass would have the ball striped and U-V-A's Andreas
Karelis recovers on the Spider 35 yard line.
Several Plays later Aaron Brooks hands the ball to Thomas Jones he leaps
over the goal line for the two yard touchdown and Virginia led 17 to nothing.
With five seconds left in the first SUPER=36-Virginia/26/Richmond/7/;half
Brooks attempts this 38 yard pass to Germaine Crowell who catches the ball in
the end zone but can't hold on as the Cavaliers win it 26 to 7.
In Lexington this afternoon V-M-I had a chance to get some respect with a
win over second ranked William and Mary.
SUPER=03-Lexington/Keydets vs Indians; :
The VMI Coaching staff was hoping to get the Keydets their first win of the
season by scalping the Tribe.
V-M-I's defense would be tough in the first quarter as Keydet defensive end
Jordan Clark breaks through the line and Sack Tribe quarterback for a 9 yard
VMI would end the first quarter with their first score of the day. Al
Lester hands off to Avi Hopkins who scoots in on the 9 yard run The Keydets led
12 to 3.
The Tribe would strike back early SUPER=36-VMI/12/William & Mary/41/;in
the second quarter as Mike Cook hooks up with David Conklin who takes it in 44
yards for the score to make it 12 to 10 and The Tribe wins it 41 to 12.
Top ranked Penn State started slow but came on strong to beat Temple this
afternoon 52 to 10.
SUPER=03-University Park, PA/PSU; :
Joe Paterno a little concerned in the first quarter.
Trailing 7 to nothing Penn State tailback Curtis Fanis takes the handoff
and scores over the left side from 14 yards out to make it 7 to 7.
The Nittany Lions took their first SUPER=36-Penn State/52/Temple/10/;lead
in the second quarter Chafie Field turns the corner and scores on the reverse
from 47 yards out to make it 14 to 7 and Penn State wins it 52 to 10.
Former U-V-A assistant coach Tom O'Brian got his first win as a head coach
today as Boston College upset West Virginia.
For all the scores lets check the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0101-/VMI/12/j/Wm. & Mary/41////Richmond/7/j/Virginia/26///;
SUPER=0101-/E. Tenn. St/12//JMU/14/1//j/Gettysburg/33//Hampden-Sydney/7///;
SUPER=0101-/Liberty/3//W. Carolina/0/1/Night/j/Hampton U./49//Howard U./21///;
SUPER=0101-j/Catholic/35//Bridgewater/0////Wash. & Jeff./10/j/Emory &
SUPER=0101-/Washington & Lee/28/j/Johns Hopkins/34///j/Florida A &
SUPER=0101-/Wake Forest/24//E. Carolina/25////Maryland/7//Florida St.#5/50///;
SUPER=0101-/Duke/20/j/Northwestern/24////West Va./24/j/Boston College/31///;
SUPER=0101-j/Washington#3/36//San Diego St./3///j/Nebraska#7/38//C.
SUPER=0101-j/Iowa#18/54//Tulsa/16////Kansas St.#20///Ohio U.///Night/;
SUPER=0101-/Colorado St.#25///Utah State///Night/;
OUT Q=....last score."
SUPER=330-Partly Cloudy/Light Winds/56-58/Partly Sunny/Wind E-10/80-82;
SUPER=331-Partly Cloudy/Light Winds/55-59/Partly Cloudy/Wind E-5/80-83;
SUPER=332-Clear With/Patchy Fog/50-52/Partly Cloudy/Light Winds/74-78;
SUPER=333-Clear And/Cool/50-52/Mostly Sunny/Wind N-10/78-80;
SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/Patchy Fog/48-52/Partly Cloudy/Wind Light/74-78;