Former Virginia Tech All American Cornell Brown stopped twice today in Blacksburg for driving under the influence.
A full story on the Baltimore linebacker tops NEWS 7 at SIX.
And a statewide safety debate comes to Smith Mountain Lake.
Tonight in sports, football is on top as two unbeatens in the area prepare to put their perfect marks on the line this Saturday. We'll hear from the folks at UVa and Ferrum.
Plus, last night pole winning performance by Derrike Cope was a shocker at Charlotte!
We'll check out second round qualifying and see if things calmed back down this afternoon.
Very fine temperature forecast with 60s and 40s for the high/low range. We will scan the skies for rain as well, just ahead.
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More legal trouble for a former Virginia Tech football star.
23- year old Cornell Brown was arrested TWICE today in Blacksburg.
Teresa Hamilton joins us from our New River Valley newsroom with the latest.
Keith, this is NOT Brown's first brush with Blacksburg police.
Last year, he was convicted of assault.
Today's charges deal with driving under the influence.
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Cornell Brown is currently a member of the Baltimore Ravens-- where he's in his second year as a linebacker.
Around two this morning-- he was pulled over in Blacksburg for a traffic violation.
After suspecting he'd been drinking, police subjected Brown to a series of tests.
[IN Q=His blood]
((BRUCE BRADBERY/BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPT.:HIS BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT AFTER A BREATHALIZER WAS GIVEN WAS FOUND TO BE A POINT ONE ZERO. ))
[OUT Q=point one zero.]
Brown's license was immediately revoked for a mandatory seven days and he was released on his own recognizance.
Around eleven this morning, Brown was arrested again.
This time he was charged with "driving on a suspended license" after a Blacksburg officer noticed him behind the wheel.
The Baltimore Ravens had NO comment.
Brown's bond on the second charge was set at 2-thousand dollars.
In court, he asked the judge if he could get his license back so he could get a plane ticket back to Baltimore.
The judge told Brown to go to the D-M-V and get an I-D card.
(Teresa-- if convicted, how long could Brown lose his license?)[Porn-Warrant]
A cadet at Virginia Tech has been named as a suspect in an international child pornography ring.
U-S Customs agents raided Cadet Mark Cowley's dorm room a month ago and seized his computer.
Federal Court documents- -unsealed today- -indicate Cowley corresponded with child molesters in England by way of the internet.
The British National Crime Squad found a picture of Mark Cowley in the British suspects' computer files... a photo of Cowley with a child.
There's also evidence that Cowley had been party to a private chat channel called the "Orchid Club."
Cowley is one of 197 suspects in 18 countries. He's still a cadet at Tech and has NOT been charged.[Boating-Educat
It's a question being asked across the state: today, it was at Smith Mountain Lake. Should Virginia boaters should be required to take a safety course.
Tina Tenret was at the public hearing.
Tina, what's this all about?
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(Rollcue: cost the state more than 25-Million dollars)
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The fate of a rare log cabin goes before a judge. Still ahead, we'll tell you if the cabin survives.
And next, should a comatose man survive? His family wants to pull the plug, and they're angry at Governor Gilmore.
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Governor Jim Gilmore says he will press on in his legal fight for the life of Hugh Finn.
Late last night, the Governor asked a Prince William County judge to keep Finn's family from removing the feeding tube from the comatose man.
The judge refused.
But Finn's family won't say if they've removed the tube yet or not.
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((NOT ONLY GOVERNOR GILMORE BUT DELEGATE MARSHALL AS WELL HAVE PUT ME THROUGH SHEER HELL. AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY BECAUSE THE LAW IS VERY CLEAR IN THE STATE AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHERE THEY THINK THEY HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO JUST GO ROUGHSHOD OVER A STATUTE THAT IS SO CLEAR WITHIN THE STATE AND PUT ME THROUGH SHEER HELL.))
((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I THINK THAT MY DUTY AS GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA IS TO LOOK AFTER PEOPLE IN MR. FINN'S SITUATION AND MAKE SURE THAT IT'S HANDLED IN A SENSITIVE WAY. BUT I DON'T MEAN TO CAUSE ANY GRIEF TO THIS FAMILY BEYOND THAT WITH WHICH THEY HAVE ALREADY HAD TO ENDURE.))
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State doctors have even certified that Finn is in a "persistent vegetative state" -- the evaluation legally needed to end life support.
But the Governor's directed the Attorney General to file an appeal with the Virginia Supreme Court tomorrow morning.
A 200-year old log cabin in Roanoke has been spared the wrecking ball- -for now- -but it still needs a lot of work.
The owner had been given until today to tear down the condemned structure.
Thanks to a bevie of volunteers who helped stabilize the property- -the prosecutor moved to drop the charges, so the judge dismissed the case.
Though boarded up, the cabin is still exposed to the elements... because it has no roof.
Roanoke is losing some air service to Norfolk, Richmond and Raleigh, North Carolina.
CC-AIR has been providing daily round-trip service as "US Airways Express" to those three cities since May.
But the flights haven't been popular.
Business travelers in particular say they'd rather just drive three to five hours than take a plane.
The flights will end Monday.
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What are "high crimes and misdemeanors," the stuff of which presidential impeachment is made?
One of Virginia's three House Judiciary Committee members tried to answer that question today.
Ellen Qualls reports from the State Capitol.
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(( It was a town hall style meeting-- with an august panel of impeachment scholars... albeit convened by a Democrat- Richmond's Bobby Scott.
But eventually, the panel of experts yielded to the public.
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((RUBY TURNER: MY QUESTION TO THE PANEL IS, IT'S TWOFOLD-- HOW MANY MEMBERS IN CONGRESS ARE COMMITTING ADULTERY? laughter))
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((NAOMI SAUNDERS: THE REAL ISSUES HERE HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH PRESIDENTIAL MORALITY. RATHER THEY HAVE TO DO WITH REPUBLICAN IMMORALITY, TYRANNY, AND DOWNRIGHT EVIL.))
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((SHIRLEY HARVEY: EXPOSING HIMSELF TO PAULA JONES. YOU DON'T CALL THAT A HIGH CRIME? MISUSE OF HIS OFFICE. LYING TO THE GRAND JURY. LYING TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC.))
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((JOHN WHEELER: THE PRESIDENT AND HIS BEHAVIOR. AND HE'S A DISGRACE. AND ARE YOU GOING TO IMPEACH THIS MAN? ARE YOU GOING TO GET RID OF HIM? I WANT TO KNOW THAT. clap))
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((DESPITE A BROAD RANGE OF OPINIONS, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA QUICKLY DUBBED THIS A CLINTON PEP RALLY.))
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((SCOTT: WELL YOU'VE HEARD THE DISCUSSION... A PEP RALLY.))
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((CONG. BOBBY SCOTT: BUT WHETHER OR NOT IT AMOUNTS TO AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE IS A SUBJECTIVE JUDGMENT AS TO WHETHER OR THE BEHAVIOR THREATENED THE CONTINUTION OF THE NATION.))
Next week, Scott's Judiciary Committee votes on whether to recommend impeachment proceedings begin.
He says it's absurd to do that until Congress has defined impeachment.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
Bob Goodlatte was another House Judiciary Committee member who commented on the impeachment inquiry today.
The 6-th District Congressman nixed the Democratic proposal for a time limit on the the inquiry... saying it may prevent the committee from finding the truth.
A close call for a construction worker at a Lynchburg job site this morning.
58- year- old Otis Mayberry was operating a cement bucket at the city's wastewater treatment plant, when his truck flipped over.
Mayberry jumped from the falling vehicle before it crashed to the bottom of a large holding tank crews are constructing.
Mayberry fractured both heels in the fall..he's listed in fair condition at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Police aren't sure what caused the truck to flip over.
Coming up tonight on the Big 7, second round qualifying results from Charlotte.
Plus, we'll hear from the only unbeaten team still around in the ACC.
And we'll chat with Ferrum Coach Dave Davis. His Panthers are unbeaten in the Atlanta Central Conference heading into this weekend's game at Methodist.
The starting grid for Sunday's UAW-GW 500 was completed today at Charlotte during second round time trials.
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Derrike Cope, a 16 year Winston Cup veteran won his first pole with a speed of 181 point 690 miles an hour. In the process he became the first Pontiac driver since Tim Richmond in 1983 to win a pole at Charlotte.
Even more shocking was the fact that Jeff Gordon. who owns this track every May, could only turn in the 26th fastest time.
Gordon stood on his time today, as did a number of drivers and he will start 26th.
Here are the results of second round time trials.
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[SUPER=0107-31. Steve Grissom//32. Kevin Lepage//33. Dale Earnhardt//34. Kyle Petty//35. Dick Trickle//;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Ted Musgrave//37. Johnny Benson//38. Steve Park//39. Geoff Bodine/Prov./40. Robert Pressley/Prov./;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Rick Mast/Prov./42. Rich Bickle/Prov./43. Darrell Waltrip/Prov./;]
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Dave Blaney won the Busch pole by winning the top spot for Saturday's All Pro Auto Parts 300.
Matt Kenseth will start second and points leader Dale Earnhardt Junior will line up 5th.
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Last night the ARCA cars ran at Charlotte in the Easy Care 100.
Bobby Hamilton Junior sparked this chain reaction crash early in the event.
But the biggest news of thenight involved a Petty. In his first superspeedway event, Adam Petty, the 18 year old son of Kyle and grandson of Richard beat Mike Wallace to the line by a half a car length to get the victory.
And a hug from Dad in victory lane.
For the first time since Hank Norton retired, The Ferrum Panthers are sporting an undefeated record heading into the fourth game of the season.
Ferrum is 3 and 0 after last weekends 24 to 10 win over Bridgewater.
Head coach Dave Davis is encouraged about the startt but he and his players are not ready to talk about winning a national championship.
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The Panthers will find out just how good their season will be this weekend when they hit the road for a game at Methodist, which enters the game 3 and 1.
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[OUT Q=...way early."]
The Panthers have a 1:30 kickoff at Methodist this Saturday.
The ninth ranked Virginia Cavaliers could get a taste of the west coast offense this weekend when San Jose State comes to Scott Stadium.
Steve Mason has on the Hoos and this week's opponent.
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((After four weeks, Virginia is the only undefeated team left in the ACC. North carolina and Florida State upsets have even the most experienced conference coach scratching his head.
The UVa pass defense is allowing under a 160 yards per game, good enough for third best in the ACC. And a season high three interception day against Duke could not have come at a better time, considering pass happy San Jose State comes to Charlottesville Saturday.
After hosting old time rivals Maryland and Clemson, the Cavaliers will play their first game against a team from the wac and from California. Steve mason news 7 sports.))
September ended up being a warm and dry month. In Roanoke, the record high was tied or broken on 7 days. The average temperature was way above normal and the rain only rang up about an inch in the gauge. Maybe Patrick Evans has a better story for October.
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The new 20-dollar bill is supposed to make it harder than ever to pass off fake cash.
Jean Jadhon joins us with more.
Keith, as you might have noticed...
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Andrew Jackson is a little off center on the new 20-dollar-bills.
And that's not the only change.
Tonight at 11... local secret service agents reveal what's behind the new bills, and how they may help prevent crime.
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Full details coming up tonight at 11.
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