Coming up next on News 7 at 11.
The Promise Keepers fill the mall at the Nation's capital.
A new clinic in Floyd County brings medical care to those who need it most.
And fire breaks out in a downtown Blacksburg building.
News 7 at 11 is next.
The Promise Keepers are promising to keep the movement going.
Hundreds of thousands of men assembled in Washington DC for what is now
called the largest gathering of Christians in U.S. history.
Byron Pitts has more.
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((FREE BIBLES TO THE FIRST MILLION
THIS IS AWESOME!!!!
BOB HUMMER/RICHMOND VA: I HAD NO EXPECTATIONS. I JUST HEARD ABOUT IT AND DROVE
FROM RICHMOND AND I
KNEW I HAD TO BE HERE.
Nearly a million men had the same idea.
`WE'RE FROM FRANKFURT KENTUCKY. HELLO KENTUCKY.
James Boone brought his entire family
AMY BOONE/WIFE:WE'RE GOING TO SIGHT SEE WHILE HE PARTICIPATES
For six hours the full length of the National Mall a sea of
men stood praying and crying.
The largest rally ever organized by
Promise Keepers a male only Christian Ministry - based in Denver, Colorado.
A call for men to take control of their families and their faith.
BILL MCCARTNEY/PROMISE KEEPERS FOUNDER:
Their plea today met by protesters.
BORN AGAIN BIGOTS GO AWAY. RACIST, SEXIST. ANTI-GAY BORN AGAIN BIGOTS GO
PATRICIA IRELAND/PRESIDENT NOW: THEIR NOSTALGIC VIEW OF MEN IN CONTROL AND
WOMEN IN SUBMISSION HAS NO ROLE IN
Organizers deny allegations of sexism or racism. Allegations
most men we metsimply dismiss.
JOHN KELLER/MANASSAS, VA :
STEVE BURKE/MANASSAS, VA:
Their motto this weekend stand in the gap--today thousands
stood hand in hand. Byron Pits, CBS NEWS Washington))
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One group of Promise Keepers didn't make it to the rally.
A small plane carrying several men crashed in a Washington suburb.
All six passengers were hospitalized, but their injuries were not life
The plane was traveling from Pennsylvania when it crashed on a commuter rail
A New Jersey boy, killed while selling candy, was buried today.
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600 people attended the funeral of 11 year old Eddie Werner.
He was sexually assaulted and strangled last month, while selling candy for
a P-T-A fundraiser.
A fifteen year old boy is charged with the killing.
At the funeral today, mourners wore green ribbons... the boy's favorite
A 12 year old California runaway is safe after police discovered him in a
Virginia man's closet.
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Today, Brian Poulsen's parents arrived at Dulles International Airport,
saying the first thing they'll tell him, is they love him.
Police say Brian met the unidentified 31 year old man on the internet... the
man sent him a bus ticket after the boy told him he was unhappy at home.
Police found him by tracing numbers on a phone card he took from his aunt.
For many people getting routine medical care is a hassle--they don't have
insurance, or in many rural communities in our area, they have to travel long
distances to see a doctor.
But in Floyd County all that is changing, with the opening of a new, free
Denise Allen has the story.
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This is not a bandaid solution.
Medical and community leaders cut through the gauze to open Floyd's new free
Now low income and under insured people in the surrounding community will
have health care.
Clinic volunteers say many wait too long to seek treatment because of the
Now the clinic is here to help.
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((STEPHEN BEESE/MD: BASIC FAMILY PRACTICE, OB-GYN, PEDIATRICS, WITH POSSIBLE
REFERRALS TO SPECIALISTS IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY WHO ARE ALL VOLUNTEERS.))
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Floyd County residents who used to make the 30 minute trip to
Christiansburg, to seek free medical care, just have to travel to downtown
The clinic is located at the County Health Department and will offer
services on the first and third Monday evenings of each month.
It's staffed by a volunteer medical staff.
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((RUTH WOLFORD/NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT NURSE MGR.: IT'S A SENSE OG GIVING
BACK TO THE COMMUNITY AND KNOWING THAT YOU HAVE A NEED YOU ARE FULFILLING SO
IT'S A LOT OF PERSONAL GRATIFICATION.))
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Organizers of the project say the clinic came together quickly because the
community rallied around the idea.
They say in Floyd County, they take care of each other.
Denise Allen News 7.))
Firefighters think a fire that closed off part of the downtown Blacksburg
area today was accidental.
It happened shortly after five p-m, in the 100 block of North Main Street.
Fire swept through an apartment located above a store called The Clothes
One firefighter was hospitalized for smoke inhalation, and two residents wre
treated at the scene for burns.
The Clothes Rack store suffered water damage.
Fire officials believe the fire started in a sofa on the deck outside the
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A Mediterrean cruise is no vacation for hundreds of passengers as fire breaks
out on their ship. That story is coming up on News 7 at 11.
Also you're never too young to learn about fire safety--and a specially
designed home is part of a valuable lesson for some area children.
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Hundreds of tourists were evacuated from a cruise ship that caught fire off
the coast of Cyprus this morning.
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The fire on the cruise ship Romantica broke out 65 miles off shore.
British helicopters based in Cyprus helped evacuate passengers to a nearby
They were taken to the nearest port where they were reunited with friends
Most of the passengers were from Britain, Russia, and Germany, on a three
day cruise to Egypt and Israel.
The Promise Keeper's rally is now on-line, and you can be Jeff Gordon's
More in this week's edition of WebWatch.
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(( As hundreds of thousands of men rallied on the National Mall, the event
was recorded and displayed live on the Promise Keeper's website.
The page included a visual history of the event... and live webcams that
recorded the action as it unfolded.
David Bowie took a digital step forward Wednesday night, broadcasting a
Boston concert live on the web...
The video was jumpy and the audio a bit scratchy... but internet experts say
it's just the beginning.
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((INTERNET EXPERT; I THINK YOU'RE DEFINITELY GOING TO SEE THAT IN THE NEXT
COUPLE OF YEARS, IT'S JUST GOING TO GET BETTER.))
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Jeff Gordan fans can get personal with their favorite driver on his web
JeffGordon-dot-com is about to offer an on-line tour of Gordon's new
house... You can also visit his new motorcoach, look at his new Leer Jet, and
watch him playing his favorite video game...A NASCAR racing game, of course..
To visit Jeff, and for more information on all these sites, click on
WebWatch, on the WDBJ web page, at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot-com.))
The Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department is giving new meaning to the old
phrase "fighting fire with fire."
The fire Department recently acquired a Fire Safety House that teaches
children how to survive and prevent fires.
It's designed with doors that heat up.
The house also fills up with smoke-- all in an effort to teach children
what it feels like to be in a real fire.
On Friday, volunteer fire fighters spent the day with kids at Margaret Beeks
Elementary as part of Fire Prevention Week.
((WAYNE GARST/BLACKSBURG FIRE DEPT.: MOST OF THE KIDS HAVE A HARD TOME
CALLING911. I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S BECAUSE THEY GET EXCITED OR IF THEY HAVE NEVER
DONE THIS BEFORE BUT WE'VE GOT AN ENHANCED 911 SYSTEM AND WERE ABLE TO LET THE
CHILDREN ACTUALLY DIAL 911 AND WE HAVE AN ACTUAL DISPATCHER ON SITE THAT WILL
TALK TO THE CHILDREN. ))
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This is the Blacksburg Fire Department's 75th anniversary.
Tomorrow the department will hold an "Open House" from one to four p-m-- at
the station on Price's Fork Road.
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Our video of the day is up in the air--literally. That's just ahead on News
7 at 11.
plus the ponies weren't the center of attention at the Roanoke Symphony Polo
Cup--instead most of the action was on the sidelines.
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The sound of thunder echoed through the hills of West Roanoke County this
But it had nothing to do with the weather--rather it was a polo match at
Green Hill Park, sponsored by the Roanoke Symphony.
Professional players from all over the world made up the teams vying for the
10th annual Polo Cup.
But the spectacle on the field had a hard time keeping up with the party on
Many seemed more interested in striking a pose than watching the
All the fun is for a good cause.
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((LEAH AND DAVID WILEY: IT RAISES MONEY FOR THE YOUTH SYMPHONY AND ALL THE
OTHER PROGRAMS WE DO. IT'S FUN. I THINK SOME PEOPLE DON'T EVEN REALIZE A POLO
MATCH IS GOING ON CAUSE THERE'S SO MUCH FUN GOING ON HERE AT THE TENTS.))
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The Polo Cup is just the beginning of a busy month for the Roanoke Symphony.
Thursday, pop artist Bruce Hornsby performs with David Wiley's orchestra.
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Thousands turned out for an air show in Danville--
a display of planes and spectacular stunts.
Many of these pilots had served in combat ...
now they twisted and turned just above the runway.
Swooping low then soaring high was a special feat ...
down below, children piloted paper planes and parachutes.
Many airmen say it's a struggle not to black out as they nosedive toward the
One woman stood atop a plane as her husband flew it, holding on, even upside
Skydivers also showed off.
Autographs and airplane rides were available after the show.
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The Roanoke Rush hosted Charleston tonight at Victory Stadium in the
Divisional championship game.
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A nice crowd out tonight to watch the Rush and Rockets get it on for the
Charleston took the early advantage with the kicking game this field goal in
the first quarter gave the Rockets a 3 to nothing lead.
In the second quarter, Roanoke's Jamie Warren takes the handoff and breaks
a tackle in the backfield to score and Roanoke took a 10 to 3 lead.
Roanoke would add another score in SUPER=34-Roanoke/27/Charleston/24/;
the second Shane Nalepa goes over the left side on the quarterback sneak from
the one and Roanoke wins it 27 to 24.
It was homecoming in Blacksburg today and Miami of Ohio toned down the
celebration with a 24 to 17 win over 14-th ranked Virginia Tech.
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The Hokies looked strong in the first quarter as Ken Oxendine caps a 71
yard drive with the dive to make it 7 to nothing Hokies.
In the second quarter with the Hokies up 10 to nothing Dustin Cohen returns
the blocked Tech punt three yards for the score to bring the Redhawks within
Miami was leading 14 to 10 but Oxendine carries the ball three yards for
the score to give the Hokies a 17 to 14 halftime lead.
The second half would prove costly for Tech as Oxendine fumbles and the
Redhawks recover the ball with good field position at the Tech 28.
Four plays later Travis Prentice takes it in from 8 yards out and the
Redhawks took the 21 to 17 lead.
The Miami defense kept Al Clark on SUPER=36-Miami, Ohio/24/Virginia
Tech/17/;the ground late in the game and The Redhawks pull off the upset 24 to
17 spoiling the Hokies homecoming.
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((FRANK BEAMER/TECH HEAD COACH ))
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Aaron Brooks took off on a 25 yard touchdown run in the fourth quaarter as
Virginia celebrated homecoming with a 21 to 13 win over Wake Forest.
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Wake Forest would get on the board first quarterback Brian Kuklick hooks up
with Desmond Clark on the 12 yard touchdown pass play to make it 7 to nothing
But the Cavaliers answered on the first play of the second quarter Aaron
Brooks drops back in the pocket and hits Germaine Crowell on the 13 yard T-D
pass to tie it at 7 to 7.
Two Wake field goals made it 13 to 7 but Virginia rallied in the fourth
quarter Freshman Antoine Womack gets the call and he carries it 27 yards to the
Several plays later Brooks drops SUPER=36-Virginia/21/Wake
Forest/13/;back to pass but he takes off up the middle to score from 29 yards
out with 5 minutes left and Virginia wins it 14 to 13.
Up in Lexington, Georgia Southern scored early and often in a 49 to nothing
win over the Keydets of V-M-I.
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Ted Cain led his Keydets on the charge to Alumni Field hoping to pick up
their first victory of the season.
On their second possession of the game Georgia Southern would get on the
board as Roderick Russell carries the ball in for the 18 yard T-D to make it 7
Midway through the second quarter Eagles quarterback Kenny Robinson airs
out the pass but his intended receiver tips the ball and the Eagles Recio Tutt
pulls it in and scores from 57 yards and the Eagles take a 14 to nothing lead.
Then with less than 20 seconds left SUPER=36-Georgia
Southern/49/VMI/0/;in the first half the Eagles go to the air but this time
V-M-I's Andre Thornton breaks up the pass but the Eagles go on to win it 49 to
Ferrum beat Newport News this afternoon and Florida State and West Virginia
win big for all of the scores lets check the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
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Still to come, the American League playoff series resumed today the Mariners
stay alive by beating the Orioles this afternoon at Camden Yard. The Yankees
and Indians were in the "Big Apple" with that series tied at 1 to 1.
And the Roanoke Express opened its training camp this afternoon at the
Roanoke Civic Center.
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Jay Buhner and Paul Sorrento hit back to back homers in the ninth as
Seattle stayed alive with a 4 to 2 win over Baltimore.
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Boog Powell throwing out the first pitch at the Yard this afternoon.
The game was scoreless until the third inning Roberto Kelly hammers this
double down the left field line scoring Rich Amaral to make it 1 to nothing
Then in the fifth inning Ken SUPER=35-Seattle/4/Baltimore/2/; Griffey
Junior hits a grounder into right centerfield scoring another run to make it 2
to nothing Seattle and the Mariners win it 4 to 2.
The Orioles still lead the series 2 to 1.
In Cleveland, The Yankees and Indians started the evening tied at 1 game
each in their American League playoff series.
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Trailing 1 to nothing Cleveland cameback to tie the game in the second Tony
Fernandez hits a grounder to short New York gets the force out at second but
miss the double play Matt Williams scores to tie it at 1 to 1.
the Yankees took the lead in the SUPER=35-New York/6/Cleveland/1/;bottom
of the second Tino Martinez hits a shot to right centerfield scoring a runner
from second to make it 2 to 1 and New York wins it 6 to 1.
The Roanoke Express opened training camp this afternoon at the Roanoke Civic
And Mike Stevens says head coach Frank Anzalone only has a few days to
evaluate the talent before his team opens the preseason.
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(( With big daddy Dave Gagnon back in net for the Express this season, Anzalone
knows goal keeping is the least of his worries. He also is satisfied with the
talent level of the defenseman he has in camp. That bunch will again be led by
((DAVE STEWART/EXPRESS DEFENSEMAN:))
The biggest area of concern for Anzalone right now is finding some scoring
punch. With Pat Fershweiler opting to play in Kansas City, the fifth year
coach is looking for some young forwards to step forward.
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
The young guys in camp will have to impress quickly, with the exhibition
season opening next Thursday. And if they some advice they better ask for
((DAVE GAGNON/EXPRESS GOALIE:))
There was a different kind of Olympic competition in Salem today.
And for some Roanoke children going for the gold was a great experience.
About 80 students from the West End Center travelled to Roanoke College to
compete in relays, tug-of-war and other fun games.
College faculty and students act as partners in the event.
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((ANDREW BANSEMER/ASSIST. TO THE CHAPLAIN: A ONE ON ONE RELATIONSHIP IS GREAT
FOR THE KIDS AND GIVES THEM A CHANCE TO COME AND EXPERIENCE ROANOKE COLLEGE.
GETS THEM AWAY FROM WHERE THEY'RE USED TO AND INTO A NEW ATMOSPHERE.))
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The event is sponsored by the fraternities and sororities at the college and
the Campus Activities Board.
The West End Center is an inner city outreach program and also offers