A former Virginia Tech football player is in custody at this hour.
Blacksburg police say Cornell Brown was arrested last night for driving under the influence.
According to police-- Brown was arrested again, this morning.
This time-- for driving on a suspended license.
Brown is currently at the Blacksburg police department.
We'll have more information at five and six.
A Prince William County judge threw out a suit to stop the removal of a comatose man's feeding tube.
Governor Jim Gilmore filed the suit late last night, hoping to have Hugh Finn's life support continued.
But early this morning, Judge Frank Hoss ruled that Virginia law allows life-sustaining treatment to be stopped if the person is in a persistant vegetative state.
After the ruling Michele Finn had some strong words for the governor.
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[SUPER=01-Michele Finn/Hugh Finn's Wife; :00]
[SUPER=01-William Hurd/Assistant Attorney General; :11]
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Finn's been on artificial life support since a car accident three and a half years ago.
His wife says he would NOT want to be kept alive in a vegetative state.
Finn's family says it will not announce when the feedin tube will be removed.
Governor Gilmore and other state lawyers are considering an appeal of the ruling.
A construction worker was hurt when his truck flipped into a cement tank in Lynchburg this morning.
It happened at the city's wastewater treatment plant at about 10.
Witnesses say this truck was lowering a bucket of cement into a construction site when it flipped over.
The driver jumped out before the vehicle crashed to the bottom.
Rescue crews had to place the victim on a backboard before removing him from the tank.
He's still being treated at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Halifax County leaders say they'll take both sides into consideration before they decide on new hog farm regulations.
Folks for and against the farms got a chance to tell their side of the story last night.
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((LISA MORRIS LONG/RED BANK RESIDENT: TO ASSOCIATE HOG FACTORIES WITH FARMING AND CALL IT FARMING IS AN INSULT TO THESE TRADITIONAL FARMERS THIS IS A COMMERCIALIZATION AND INDUSTRY AND SHOULD BE REGULATED AS SUCH.))
((J. REESE/FARM BUREAU: WE CAN ONLY CONCLUDE THAT THE SITED PROBLEMS EXIST IN OTHER STATES, IN PEOPLE'S IMAGINATIONS OR PERHAPS IN CYBERSPACE BUT THEY HAVE NOT HAPPENED HERE AT HOME.))
[SUPER=01-Lisa Morris Long/Red Bank Resident; :00]
[SUPER=01-J. Reese/Halifax Farm Bureau; :11]
[OUT Q=here at home.]
The planning commission hopes to make a reccomendation to the county board of supervisors by the end of the year.
A school for troubled boys in Botetourt county will stay open for at least five more months.
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The Wilderness Leadership Academy was scheduled to lose its license yesterday
Education Department inspectors say the school is unsanitary and unsafe.
But Colonel Gene Nervo, the school's director, told officials he would make the necessary changes.
He refused to speak on camera.
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((CHARLES ALLEN/NERVO'S ATTORNEY: I THINK COLONEL NERVO HAS BEEN TRYING ... EXPECTS OF HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Allen/Nervo's Attorney;]
[OUT Q=expects of him]
Nervo has been ordered to hire someone to oversee changes.
He must also submit a new policy manual, a revised program brochure, and complete restoration plans for the school.
Education Department inspectors will conduct another review in January -- and this time if the school does not meet standards, officials say they will close the Academy.
The United States and its NATO allies may be one step closer to military action against Serb forces in Kosovo.
This, after ethnic Albanians accused Serb soldiers of brutally murdering eighteen people in the former Yugoslavian province.
Mark Phillips reports.
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[SUPER=01-Robin Cook/British Foreign Secretary; 1:00]
[OUT Q=cbs news, London.]
Once again the West has concluded that military action is the only
language Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic understands.
(Super: Drenica Region, Kosovo)
(Aftermath of last Sundays massacre, grieving)
All this week, while the regime in Belgrade has been saying its
operation in the largely Albanian province of Kosovo is over, the
evidence has been piling up that it isn't.
Two separate massacre sites have been discovered. The Serbs have tried
to justify their actions by saying they're trying to destroy the rebel
Kosovo Liberation army that is seeking to take the province out of
Yugoslavia. But this is a war being waged against civilians. Old men
and women and young children are the victims. In this case, apparently
murdered at close range after they had fled into the woods.
(Serb tanks on move)
The Belgrade authorities say they are withdrawing their troops back to
barracks. But while there is some evidence the troops are leaving...
they're following a scorched earth policy as they go, shelling and
burning Albanian villages.
Once again, sanctions haven't worked and British Foreign Secretary Robin
Cook says preparations are underway for NATO action.
(SOT Robin Cook -- British Foreign Secretary)
NATO is ready to act. President Milosovic would be making a big mistake
if he did not recognize the revulsion across Europe at this latest
atrocity. He must move now to comply with the Security Council
resolution and he must move fast.
Even if the Yugloslav troops do withdraw this is still a dangerous
place. A Red Cross worker was killed by a landmine yesterday. A KLA
Soldier diffused other mines along the road.
(Super: Mark Phillips/CBS News)
(Phillips on cam close)
For those who've been killed and for the tens of thousands of others who
have fled their homes and are now exposed to the elements and to Serb
butchery in the open countryside, it's already too late. NATO
ambassadors are meeting again today reviewing preparations they say. As
is the UN Security Council. But neither body has yet made the leap
between threatening action and actually taking any. MP, CBSN, London.))
A stock market selloff that began yesterday on Wall Street is sweeping around the globe.
Japan's Nikkei Stock Average fell to a new 12 year low for a second straight day.
European markets also posted sharp losses.
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On Wall Street, stock prices are lower were down more than 200 points in the first two hours of trading.
Yesterday it closed below the 8-thousand mark, declining 237 points.
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The Republican candidates for two area Congressional seats speak out on the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal.
What they said is still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
And damage estimates from Georges are reaching a billion dollars as people start to pick up the pieces.
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Residents throughout the Gulf Coast area are slowing beginning to clean up the damage from Hurricane Georges.
But from Louisiana to Florida there are still buildings and roads underwater and thousands are without electricity.
In Mississippi alone officials say a thousand homes were flooded.
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[SUPER=01-Gov. Kirk Fordice/(R) Mississippi;]
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One insurance group estimates the storm caused one billion dollars worth of insured property damage.
The man challenging Democratic imcumbent Rick Boucher doesn't think the current scandal in Washington will affect the election.
Joe Barta says he hopes his race boils down to the issues.
He was traveling the district today, adding his support to a republican plan to use the federal budget surplus to save social security and cut taxes.
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((JOE BARTA/(R) CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE; CERTAIN TAX PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN CRYING OUT TO BE CHANGED. THE MARRIAGE TAX PENALTY, THAT'S INCLUDED WITH THAT, SO IT'S NOT WITHOUT SOME RISK, BUT AT LEAST WE SHOULD NOT ALLOW THIS MONEY TO BE SPENT ON OTHER NEW PROGRAMS.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Barta/(R) Congressional Candidate]
[OUT Q=other new programs]
Barta has called on the President to resign, but says he hasn't changed his campaign strategy.
Bob Goodlatte says the House of Representatives should move as quickly as possible to deal with the presidential sex scandal and the Starr Report.
But yesterday, the Sixth District Congressman also argued it would be a mistake to place a time limit on the impeachment inquiry the House is preparing to authorize.
Goodlatte made the remarks following a midday fundraiser in Roanoke.
Though Democrats and Republicans are sparring over the scope of the probe, Goodlatte is promising a full, and fair review of the independent council's report.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- SIXTH DISTRICT: IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THE PRESIDENT BE TREATED FAIRLY IN THIS PROCESS, BUT IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT THAT WE FOLLOW THE TRUTH WHEREVER IT LEADS AND DO THE RIGHT THING.))
[OUT Q=and do the right thing. APPLAUSE]
Goodlatte was joined by Missouri Senator John Ashcroft, Northern Virginia Congressman Tom Davis, and Lieutenant Governor John Hager at the 50- dollar a plate fundraiser.
Goodlatte faces Roanoke mayor and Democratic nominee David Bowers in the November election.
A V-M-I cadet is finishing up his senior year after taking a semester off to experience the real world, M-T-V style.
Nathan Blackburn was one of seven young people chosen from 30-thousand to be a part of the M-T-V documentary program, THE REAL WORLD.
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Another V-M-I cadet David Burns was also picked, he won't be returning to post until next semester.
For nearly 6 months the cast members lived together on a pier in Seattle and were followed around with video camera's 24 hours a day seven days a week.
[REAL WORLD TAPE 4-3:45]
[IN Q=A LOT OF PEOPLE...]
(( REPORTER; A LOT OF PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW IF THIS ACTING ARE THINGS BLOWN UP?
NATHAN BLACKBURN:THERE'S NO ACTING, NO SCRIPT READING, IT'S KIND OF SET UP THEY PUT 7 HEAD STRONG CONTROLLING PEOPLE IN A HOUSE TOGETHER TO FIGHT WITH ONE ANOTHER. ))
[SUPER=01-Nathan Blackburn/Real World Cast Member;]
[OUT Q=to fight with one another. ]
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The camera's even recorded Blackburn's sometimes emotional phone conversations with his girlfriend Stephanie.
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((NATHAN:THAT WAS A DIFFICULT TIME FOR OUR RELATIONSHIP AND THEY EDIT EVERYTHING. I WOULD BE ON THE PHONE FOR 3 HOURS AND WE WOULD FIGHT FOR 3 MINUTES SO OF COURSE THEIR GOING TO SHOW THAT, THEY WANT AMERICA TO GO NUTS THAT THEIR FIGHTING. ))
[OUT Q=that their fighting.]
The Real World Season ends November 3RD.
Blackburn continues to work on other M-T-V projects and he and Burns have even signed modeling contracts.
With the help of the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation, a group of private businesses, city officials and residents may be able to save an historic log cabin.
The group is trying to salvage this rare 19th century two-story structure.
The Howbert House is facing the possibility of demolition.
A judge will decide on that later today.
But the group has spent the past several days making temporary repairs.
They got help from a local construction company that donated equipment and manpower to the task.
[IN Q=THEY'VE CLEANED UP]
((BRIAN SHELBURNE/ROANOKE VALLEY PRESERVATION FOUNDATION; THEY'VE CLEANED UP ALL THE DEBRIS AROUND THE SITE. WE'VE BOARDED UP THE PROPERTY TO MAKE THE HOUSE SECURE AND WE'VE DONE SOME WORK ON THE PORCH TO STABILIZE THAT, PREVENT IT FROM COLLAPSING. HOPEFULLY THAT WILL SATISFY THE CITY'S REQUIREMENTS AND PREVENT FURTHER COURT ACTION ON DEMOLITION.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Shelburne/Preservation Foundation;]
[OUT Q=ON DEMOLITION.]
Sheburne says the group is getting a helping hand from landscape architect David Hill.
With his assistance, they say there is a potential for developing a solid, usable plan.
Major League playoff action continued yesterday, with Cleveland playing host to Boston.
And fireworks were flying at Jacobs Field, where some controversial calls trimmed down the Indians' gameday roster.
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It began in the top of the first, when two of Dwight Gooden's first three pitches- that look an awfully lot like strikes- were called balls.
Indian's manager Mike Hargrove protested and was tossed out of the game.
Still in the first, umpire Joe Brinkman would get his second ejection.
John Valentin is on his way home. The relay throw to Omar Vizquel is on target and so is his throw to Sandy Alomar. The relay beats Valentin to the plate, but he is called safe. Gooden speaks his mind and he's gone.
Dave Justice let his actions speak louder than any words. In the second he goes deep with the three run homer to right.
The Indians win a wild one 9-to-5. The series now shifts to Boston for game three on Friday.
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Less controversy in New York, where the Yankees most unlikely hero struck again.
Rookie Shane Spencer- just recently called up from the minors- rips a solo shot to left center field in the second.
The Yankees go up 1-to-nothing and beat the Rangers 3 to 1.
Game One in Atlanta featured Braves hurler John Smoltz, who with the 11th postseason victory of his career, became the winningest postseason pitcher in history.
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The Cubs had to deal with a barrage of Braves offense.
Michael Tucker started the scoring with a two run blast with two outs in the second.
Andruw Jones comes in and Atlanta leads 2- nothing.
The Braves were on top 3-nothing in the seventh when Ryan Klesko smacks the grand slam to end the suspense.
The Braves go on to beat Chicago 7 to 1.
A strange day of qualifying yesterday at Charlotte.
First, NASCAR points leader Jeff Gordon has still not qualified to run in the race.
And the pole went to an unlikely candidate. For the first time in his career, Derrike Cope will start in the number one spot for the UAW 500.
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Dale Jarrett started off well in the Quality Care Ford. But he would end up 17th.
Ricky Rudd- who won Sunday at Martinsville, came in 14th.
But Cope was unstoppable in the Gumout Pontiac. His lap of 181 point 1-6-5 miles an hour easily got the pole.
Mark Martin will start second. He's 199 points behind Gordon, who was just 26th fastest last night.
Dale Earnhardt was 33rd and Rick Mast 36th.
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The A-R-C-A cars were in action at Charlotte last night in the Easy Care 100.
Bobby Hamilton Junior is behind the chain reaction crash early on.
But one of racing's biggest names has the last word.
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 the legendary family celebrates in victory lane.