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B'Burg-Fire

ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-64
GRAPHIC=Fire


Downtown Blacksburg is blocked off at this hour due to a fire.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg


The fire is in one building where an apartment tops a store called The Clothes Rack.
Firefighters remain on the scene--there are no reports of injuries so far.
Fire officials believe the fire began on a sofa that was placed outside.
They say heavy traffic congestion from the Virginia Tech football game made the scene more difficult to manage.
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Promisekeepers


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Washington DC


One of the biggest religious gatherings in American History just wrapped up in Washington D.C.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


The Promise Keepers rally packed the national mall with hundreds of thousands of men.
They sang and prayed and called for unity among Christian men of all races.
And they answered protests by critics who say the men want women to take a back seat.
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IN Q=

((RANDY PHILLIPS/PROMISE KEEPERS; NO WOMAN SHOULD FEEL THREATENED BY THIS GATHERING, BECAUSE THE GROUND IS LEVEL AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS. IN THE KINGDOM THERE IS NEITHER MALE OR FEMALE; ))
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VO-NAT


Many of the men at the rally said they came because they feel they've fallen short in their responsibilities and want to get closer to God.
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Danville-Ax


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-62
GRAPHIC=Accident


An accident in Danville this morning sent two people to the hospital.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Police say Wanda Golden of Danville braked suddenly on Route 41 to avoid hitting a car in front of her.
She swerved into the oncoming lane, hitting another vehicle.
Golden and the other driver, Phyllis Hazelwood, are being treated and released from the hospital.
No word yet on the condition of the passengers.
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Beyer


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton


President Clinton is giving Virginia gubernatorial candidate Don Beyer a helping hand tonight. Clinton is expected to help Democrat Beyer raise 500-thousand dollars in a fund-raising dinner in Arlington.
Vice president Al Gore raised about the same amount of money on Beyer's behalf last month.
SS=Campaign 97

Beyer and his Republican opponent Jim Gilmore have paraded a number of national figures through the state to raise money.

Fire-Safety


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jha
TAPE#97-71
GRAPHIC=Fire Safety


The Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department is giving new meaning to the old phrase "fighting fire with fire."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Friday;


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.
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((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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VO-NAT


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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Polo-Cup


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-58
GRAPHIC=None


Thundering hooves sounded through the hills of West Roanoke County this afternoon.
Dozens of horses toted athletes around Green Hill Park as the players tried to knock a ball from one end of the field to the other.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


This is polo.
Professional players from all over the world made up the teams vying for the 10th annual cup.
But the spectacle on the field had a hard time keeping up with the party on the sidelines.
Many seemed more interested in striking a pose than watching the competition.
But all the fun is for a good cause.
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SOT 3:49:48
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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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RUNS=:11
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VO-NAT


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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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=NONE


Health care that is affordable and accessible is an issue for many communities in southwest Virginia.
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VO-NAT


Coming up on News 7, we'll tell you about a new clinic that is staffed by volunteer help, and is a welcome addition for residents who are used to travelling a half hour or more for medical attention.
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Free-Clinic


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=Health Care


A public-private partnership in Floyd is keeping the community healthy.
Today people from all walks of life celebrated the grand opening of the new Free Medical Clinic.
Denise Allen has the story.
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(( ))
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This is not a bandaid solution.
Medical and community leaders cut through the gauze to open Floyd's new free medical clinic.
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 cost.
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 Floyd.
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.))

West-End


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-61
GRAPHIC=None


Some Roanoke children competed for the gold today.
But it wasn't the kind of Olympic competition you're used to seeing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


About 80 students from the West End Center traveled 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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IN Q=A ONE ON ONE

((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.))
SUPER=01-Andrew Bansemer/Assistant To Chaplain;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=A NEW ATMOSPHERE
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VO-NAT


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 tutoring.
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Tease#2

SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=NONE


Jeff Gordon fans will want to stay tuned to News 7--we'll check out the NASCAR star's web page in this week's edition of WebWatch.
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VO-NAT


and ANOTHER use of the internet can have serious consequences--cyber cheating by college students. More on that story when we return.
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Cyber-Cheating


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Internet


A new kind of cheating is sweeping through college campuses--cyber cheating.
College professors say the Internet is making it easier than ever for students to cheat--but as Jodi Hernandez reports, taking the easy road doesn't pay.
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OUT Q=for CBS News



WebWatch


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#WebWatch
GRAPHIC=WebWatch


In other news on the Web, the Promise Keeper's rally is now on-line, and you can be Jeff Gordon's houseguest.
More in this week's edition of WebWatch.
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IN Q=As hundreds
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :06
RUNS=1:11
OUT Q=WDBJ7-dot-com


(( 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...

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RUNS=:06



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 page.
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.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, The Roanoke Express opened its training camp this afternoon Miami of Ohio upsets Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And the Cavaliers celebrate homecoming in Charlottesville with a come from behind win over Wake Forest.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#TF97-1
GRAPHIC=Tech Football


The Redhawks of Miami of Ohio spoiled homecoming in Blacksburg this afternoon beating Virginia Tech 24 to 17.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Hokies vs Redhawks; :


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 three.
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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IN Q="I'd like to

((FRANK BEAMER/TECH HEAD COACH ))
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RUNS=:11
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


And to make matters worse, in his post game comments Miami coach Randy Walker said the Tech band was better than the football team.

S-UVA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#VF97-1
GRAPHIC=Virginia Football


The Virginia Cavaliers continue to dominate Wake Forest coming from behind in the fourth quarter to beat the Demon Deacons 21 to 13.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Jefferson Pilot; :


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 Demon Deacons.
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 wake 37.
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.
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S-VMI


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-1
GRAPHIC=VMI Logo


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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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Lexington/Keydets vs Eagles; :


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 to nothing.
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 nothing.
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S-College


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=College Football


Florida State and West Virginia win big for all of the scores lets check the boards.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ICE-98
GRAPHIC=EXPRESS LOGO


The Roanoke Express opened training camp this afternoon at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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. ((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 it.)) ((DAVE GAGNON/EXPRESS GOALIE:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) Wx-Tape
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Air-Show


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=None


Thousands turned out for the Danville Air Show today...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-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 ground.
One woman stood atop a plane as her husband flew it, holding on, even upside down.
Skydivers also showed off.
Autographs and airplane rides were available after the show. (----------------)