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Coming up on News 7-
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Heavy Rain closes roads tonight in part of the region. Robin with the details.
A virus that's carried by birds- may be making its way south.
And ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd bring their music to Roanoke. We'll hear a sample.
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News 7 is coming your way next.
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A wet and wild evening in central Virginia as torrential rains swell creeks and streams- and shut down dozens of roads.
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After suffering through a long, dry summer much of Virginia now has more water than it can handle..
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Several inches of rain fell in central Virginia today, and flash flooding became a problem earlier this evening.
In the southern end of Campbell County, several roads were closed temporarily to traffic as they became covered with water.
Here along Route 696, Troublesome Creek was living up to its name.. emergency officials say it took just a few minutes for the creek to overflow and cover a nearby field and this bridge.
Several other spots along Lawyers Road and Waterlick Road also had problems with high water.
Amherst County officials say more than a dozen roads are closed because of high water.
Residents in the Tanglewood Mobile Home Park in Madison Heights have been temporarily isolated by floodwaters.
Officials remind everyone not to drive through standing or moving water.
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Former Texas Governor Ann Richards was in the Star City tonight raising campaign money for the Democratic party.

And tonight - she made her usual cracks on Republicans - including Virginia's Governor.
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Kate Weidaw was at the fundraiser and joins us from the newsroom with more.
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Over 200 people paid 50 dollars each this evening - not only to raise funds for the Democratic party - but to hear Ann Richards speak. She began by saying that the Republican party took nine months to pass two bills, one renaming the Washington Dulles Airport the Ronald Reagan Airport, and the other: Trent Lott's bill to make duck hunting season run longer.
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Ann Richards got Democratic supporters revved up about donating money to the campaign. This year 100 seats in the house and all senate seats are up, and Richards is determined to get them filled with democrats.

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((ANN RICHARDS: VIRGINIA IS VERY CLOSE TO HAVING BOTH THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE AND IF I CAN HELP RAISE A LITTLE MONEY TO RAISE IN THE ELECTIONS THEN THAT IS EXACTLY WHERE I'LL BE.))
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The former Texas Governor was the key note speaker at the fundraiser and says a democrat is needed to do something about Virginia's highway problems.

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((ANN RICHARDS: IT'S IMPORTANT IF YOU CARE ABOUT DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THE TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS YOU HAVE ON THE FREEWAYS IN VIRGINIA WHAT'S HIS NAME GOVERNOR GRIDLOCK TO SOLVE THAT YOU'RE GOING TO NEED A DEMOCRAT ELECTED TO OFFICE.))
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Money raised will help Democrats like Senator John Edward's who's running for re-election this year.

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((SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS: IT'S GOING TO HELP THE PARTY AS A WHOLE. NOT JUST MY CAMPAIGN BUT CANDIDATES THROUGH OUT THE WESTERN PART OF THE COMMONWEALTH.))
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And with Republicans generally raising more money then Democrats, fundraisers like these are always welcome.))
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Richards says she is not planning on doing a nation wide campaign to raise funds for the Democratic party
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but just going where funds are needed.




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He's not a politician but he played one in the movies and now there's speculation that Warren Beatty may make a run for the White House.
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Beatty is speaking tonight in Beverly Hills in what is billed as a major political speech.
The star of Bulworth is a longtime Democrat and activist- seen by some as one who can champion social issues.
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((REP. JESSE JACKSON JR: I THINK IT'S VERY SERIOUS. HE NEED ONLY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AND LET THE AMERICAN PEOPLE MAKE A DETERMINATION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT HE IS FIT TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.))
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At tonight's speech, just getting underway in California, Beatty may hint at whether he's a serious candidate or just Bulworth.
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A party that apparently got out of hand could become a campaign issue in Montgomery County.
Sheriff candidate Joe Miles says one of his campaign signs was stolen from his neighbor's yard and burned in a bonfire at a party.
The party was at a deputy's home in Christiansburg.
Sheriff Doug Mars responded tonight by saying that the incident happened in town limits - which makes it out of his jurisdiction... adding that he can't control the actions of his deputies' wives.

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State Republicans say it's more than a campaign issue, but they're hoping Governor Gilmore's plan to overhaul Virginia drug laws will find favor with voters in November.
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Today in Roanoke County, Republican office holders and a candidate for the General Assembly lined up in support of Gilmore's plan.
The Substance Abuse Reduction Effort, or SABRE, would target drug kingpins, add 210 state troopers, and increase substance abuse treatment programs.
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((SKIP BURKART/ROANOKE CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: WHEN POLICE TAKE THEIR STATEMENTS A LARGE PERCENTAGE POINT BACK TO DRUGS. I THINK IF WE COULD START BATTLING THAT PROBLEM, I THINK WE'VE MADE A LOT OF SUCCESS IN THE VIOLENT CRIME AREA. LET'S GO AFTER DRUGS NOW AND I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA.))
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Joining Roanoke County Commonwealth's Attorney Skip Burkart were Fincastle Senator Bo Trumbo, Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith, and House of Delegates Candidate Barbara Chrisley.

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Judge Jackson Kiser is releasing more details about the V-M-I Regimental Commander drummed out for making passes at female cadets.
No names are offered but a report indicates First Captain Jerry Webb used messengers to summon female cadets to his room in barracks on a number of occasions and that the women smelled alcohol on his breath.
Webb admitted being under the influence, the report says. He was dismissed from V-M-I the same day.

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A would- be pedophile will spend a year in jail for using the Internet to solicit a 13- year- old boy for sex.
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Edward Earl Hargon was sentenced today for transmitting pornography over the Internet and attempted indecent liberties with a minor.
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The juvenile boy Hargon thought he was communicating with was actually an undercover Bedford County deputy.
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((DIRK PADGETT/BEDFORD CO. PROSECUTOR: WE SOUGHT HIM OUT AND FOUND HIM BEFORE HE GOT TO A CHILD. THAT'S NOT TO SAY THAT HE HASN'T GOTTEN TO CHILDREN IN THE PAST.. THEY HAVEN'T COME FORWARD TO TESTIFY TO THAT FACT. BUT SOMEONE WHO'S BEEN IN THE HUNT LIKE MR. HARGON, WE SUSPECT THAT HE'S HAD VICTIMS IN THE PAST THAT WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT. AND NOW WE'VE CAUGHT HIM, NOW WE'RE GOING TO PUT A COLLAR ON HIM AND NOW WE'RE GOING TO WATCH HIM.))
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Hargo got a ten- year prison term, with nine years suspended.
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Bedford County sheriff's officials will be in Washington D.C. tomorrow, giving members of Congress a first-hand look at the dangers of child pornography on the Internet.
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The "Blue Ridge Thunder" task force will brief a congressional caucus on its use of the Internet to identify and arrest would-be pedophiles.
Brown has taken heat from critics who say his department shouldn't be luring criminals into Bedford County.
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((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: THEY DON'T REALIZE THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE ALREADY HERE. WHAT WE'RE DOING IS THAT WHEN THEY COME INTO BEDFORD COUNTY, WE'RE GOING TO ARREST THEM, WE'RE GOING TO GET THEM OFF THE STREET AND HOPEFULLY THAT'S GOING TO BE A DETERRENT TO OTHER PEDOPHILES WHO WOULD POSSIBLY TARGET BEDFORD COUNTY AND THE YOUTH IN BEDFORD COUNTY.))

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Brown says their efforts have been successful.. word has spread among child pornographers on the Internet to avoid the central Virginia area.
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A deadly virus that has attacked the Northeastern U-S could make its way south.
Details coming up.
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And in East Timor - U-N relief efforts cost one little boy his leg.
We'll explain, when we return.
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((Hey folks, this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office getting set to re-live the catch that rocked Blacksburg last season. The Red Sox flip out over the wildcard, Big Mac devours a few more fences tonight, and former Cav Othell Wilson is in big trouble. Those details later on the Big 7.))
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It's called the West Nile Virus and it's already killed five people in the Northeast and made another 43 people sick.
Scientists now fear the virus which is carried by birds - could spread South.
Elizabeth Kaledin has more.
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((Scientists are zeroing in on birds in the hopes of understanding the mysterious West Nile virus... now public health enemy number one in the Northeast Wayne Crans/Rutgers University Mosquito expert: Mosquitos are transmitting the virus from bird to bird...we re not sure how many different bird species are actually involved at this point. More than a thousand crows have been found dead in the region...along with several exotic zoo birds...but the fear now is that migratory birds like sparrows and starlings will carry the virus south as they head there for the winter. Jonathan Day...Univ. Of Florida, entomologist: I think that definitely in the near future we could see West Nile virus here in Florida.
Track/GFX Though little is known about how West Nile virus got to the United States...scientists do know how it s spread in general: Birds are natural reservoirs or carriers....the birds are fed on by mosquitos...then the mosquitos transmit it to people when they bite... Now..researchers are also concerned that ticks...which feed on infected birds...could play a role in the spread. KALEDIN: It may have been inevitable..but now for scientists it is a huge challenge to control...not only now as this new virus takes hold here in the United States...but in the spring when it is likely to come back. Elizabeth Kaledin, CBS News York.))

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An air drop was meant to help people in Indonesia - it ended up hurting one little boy.
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A 3-year-old is recovering in a United Nation's field hospital- after he was hit by a box of food.
The food was being air dropped to refugees in East Timor. One of the packages hit the ground, trapping the boy underneath.
International field surgeons operated on the boy but could not save his leg which had to be amputated.
Doctors say the boy is in stable condition.
To avoid such accidents, U-N agencies have begun using "snow drops" parcels which float to the ground.
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A Martinsville cable talk show host has become the subject of talk himself. That's because he's battling charges that he defrauded the city of more than 5-hundred-50 dollars in food stamps.
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Cable Six talk show host Bob Sharp says he's innocent and is being unfairly singled out for "selective prosecution" by Commonwealth's Attorney Joan Ziglar.
Ziglar tried to convince the judge to move Sharp's trial out of Martinsville... saying that Cable 6 overpublicized the case and slandered HER on the air.
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The judge says he expects to rule on the motion to move the trial after a hearing next week.
For now, the case is set to be tried in Martinsville in December.

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Olympic gold medalist Oksana Baiul now calls Virginia home.
We'll have details.
And...
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from Texas Boogie... to Southern Rock - Roanoke played host to some popular rock and rollers tonight.
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She slammed a Mercedes into a guardrail and spent three months last year in alcohol rehab.
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But now, Olympic gold medalist Oksana Baiul is getting serious about skating again-- and calling Richmond, Virginia home.
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The 16-year old Baiul stole the show from Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan at the 1994 Winter Olympics.
The 21- year- old's skating is:
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((OKSANA BAIUL: MORE MATURE, MORE OLDER. MORE SOPHISTICATED PROBABLY. YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST-- WITH MORE FEELINGS.))
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Baiul came to Richmond to train with the coach she says made her great in the early '90s-- Valentyn (val-en-TEEN) Nikolayev (nikko-LY-ev).
Richmond skating fans are ecstatic.
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((OKSANA BAIUL: I'M VERY PROUD IF I COULD MAKE THEM BE HAPPY. AND LITTLE GIRLS, THEY JUST HAVE TO HAVE FUN WHEN THEY COME HERE. THEY JUST BASICALLY HAVE TO BE HAPPY. THAT IS MY RULE NUMBER ONE. WITH EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO. YOU HAVE TO FEEL SATISFIED, COMFORTABLE, AND HAPPY.))
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Baiul will skate professionally this winter, including a new pro-level competition at the Goodwill Games.
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The Red Sox go wild, the Mac Daddy hits a couple of more tonight. Some coaches are in trouble tonight. Ray quits Jeff, and we'll talk about the catch from the game.
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But first in tonight's Extra Point - speaking of games - the folks at 989 sports have cranked out their best version yet of the popular jet ski / snow mobile Playstation console thrill ride called "Jet Moto 3."
The Jet Hover Bike, that gamers get a chance to maneuver moves at the speed of 30 frames per second through 16 different environments.
Now the numbers.
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The Boston Red Sox wrapped up the American League wildcard spot last night by beating the White Sox 6-to-2 in game one of their double header.
The wildcard spot means Boston is headed to back to back playoff berths for the first time in 1915-and 16.
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And not surprisingly, the team can thank shortstop Nomar Garciaparra for the victory.
The American League's top hitter got the eventual game winning hit with this two run homer to left that snapped a 2-all tie in the 5th.
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Pedro Martinez led the Bosox celebration with a pretty good cartwheel in the infield.
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Mark McGwire refuses to give in to Sammy Sosa's big bat as the season draws to a close.
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Last night, the Mac Daddy hit his 62nd homerun of the season, but unlike last year there was no fanfare, in fact there were only a few thousand fans in the stands as he passed Roger Maris for the second straight year.
The blast to deep center field traveled well over 400 feet.
The Cardinals won game one 4-to-3 over the Padres.
Then in the second game of the twin bill, he hit his 63rd of the year a three run shot to almost the same spot in center field. He now has 520 homers for his career.
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When Bath County takes the field this week and next, the Charges will be without first year head coach Paul Smith.

Earlier this week the Bath County school board suspended him for two games for an incident that occurred after the team's 42-to-8 loss to Pendleton County, West Virginia on September 17th.
He'll be back on the sideline when the team plays Craig County on October 22nd.

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The Virginia Tech women's basketball team has lost one of its prized recruits just two weeks before the start of practice.
Freshman Renee Cosby, a 5-9 guard from James Madison high school in Vienna has left the team for personal reasons.


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One of the scrappiest performers in the history of UVa basketball is in jail tonight fighting for his freedom and certainly his reputation.
Othell Wilson, who is now the coach at St. Mary's College in Maryland is charged with first degree rape, kidnapping, false imprisonment, first and second degree assault and a first degree sex offense.
The alleged attack took place Sunday at Wilson's residence in Maryland. Tonight he is in jail without bond, and he has been placed on administrative leave by St. Mary's College.

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When the Winston Cup teams roll into Martinsville on Friday morning - Ray Evernham will not be with Jeff Gordon's Rainbow Warriors.
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Evernham officially quit the team today. His resignation is effective immediately.
Evernham helped Gordon win 47 races and three Winston Cup titles since the two joined forces in 1993.
Stepping up to take over the crew chief duties for the team is 35 year old Brian Whitesell - a native of nearby Stuarts Draft up in Augusta County.
Whitesell also is a 1987 Virginia Tech graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering.
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And don't forget folks that this Saturday night at seven right here on the Big 7, we will have another of our NASCAR 99 half hour specials - a preview of this Sunday's NAPA auto Care 500.
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Still to come tonight Steve Mason continues our week-long reports leading up to the Tech-UVa game.
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Tonight he talks to the key players involved in the play no one has forgotten from last season's UVa comeback in the Burg.
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Last year's Tech-UVa game was a "Tale of Two Halves."
UVa got the 36-to-32 come from behind win, and Tech got a year to think about it. Steve Mason found out that some folks memories are shorter than others.
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And the football schedule for the upcoming weekend here on Your Hometown Station is all set. Saturday afternoon at three we will have the Alabama-Florida battle in the Southeastern conference.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE]
And on Sunday - an NFL doubleheader is on the way with the Steelers and Jaguars at one o'clock as both teams look to bounce back in the win column.
And then at four the winless Jets and Broncos meet in Denver right here on WDBJ-7.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top rocked the Roanoke Civic Center tonight.
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ZZ Top opened its show with "Under Pressure."
The Texas trio is touring to promote its new album "Triple X" which stands for the 30 years the group has been performing. Southern rock favorite Lynyrd Skynyrd performed songs like That Smell - and the ever-popular hits, Sweet Home Alabama, and Free Bird.
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