[11Fire]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-45 23:45]
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A Roanoke County home has been destroyed by fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

It happened around 8:30 last night on Newport Road. Apparently two people were outside gathering wood to build a fire when they noticed flames coming from the back of the house. Fire fighters battled the blaze for over 2 hours and during that time ran out of water.
No one was injured. Officials will be investigating the cause.
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[CA-Fires]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun aM]
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A Volunteer fire fighter was killed while battling a blaze in California.
44 year old Karen Jane Savage was hit by a fire truck in Shasta County where officials say as many as 70 homes were destroyed by a wildfire.
The mother of three was among the 800 fire fighters battling the blaze which charred more than 20-thousand acres in

Northern California and destroyed the town of Bella Vista.[Campbell-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sunday Morning]
[WRITER=jma]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=FATAL ACCIDENT]


A single car accident in Campbell County claimed the life of a young man early this morning. The accident happened around 12:40 on route 1587. State Police say 18 year-old Jared Maddox, of Goode, lost control of his car. He was then rushed to Lynchburg General hospital where he died.

State Police are still investigating. [11Road-Construction]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sun Am]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-33 2:05:07]
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Over the next few years, major improvements are planned for Interstate 81 in our area.
But that also means a big increase in construction zones.
Eric Earnhart has more.
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(( Safety improvements and highway widening will be good for travelers on I-81 in the long run...
But when major construction first begins on the already dangerous and congested interstate, contractors are concerned about keeping their workers and motorists safe.

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(( MICHAEL BRANCH/BRANCH HIGHWAYS INC.; WE WILL TRY TO PLAN SOME OF OUR WORK AT NIGHT IN ORDER TO AVOID THE MAJOR TRAFFIC, BUT AT THE SAME TIME IT'S MORE DIFFICULT FOR THE TRAVELING PUBLIC WHO IS OUT THERE AT NIGHT, TO SEE WHAT'S GOING ON AND TO ANTICIPATE THAT FAR AHEAD. ))
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It's a concern all over the country... The American Road and Transportation Builders Association, meeting last week in Roanoke, has developed a Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse.
It includes a website where contractors anywhere, big or small, can access research and information to help them set up the safest work zone possible.

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(( BRAD SANT/ARTBA SAFETY DIRECTOR; THE IDEA WAS TO PROVIDE FREE AND TIMELY INFORMATION, THE BEST INFORMATION AVAILABLE, TO WORKERS, MOTORISTS, CONTRACTORS, ANYONE IN THE INDUSTRY THAT'S INTERESTED, SO THEY CAN HAVE THE INFORMATION TO MAKE WORK ZONES SAFER, TO MOVE TRAFFIC MORE QUICKLY THROUGH THEM.))
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And highway contractors say, in the years ahead, it will be more important than ever for motorist to use extra caution in construction zones. Eric Earnhart News 7))
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[FULL SCREEN= WEBWATCH STILLSTORE]


To visit the Work Zone Safety Clearinghouse website, follow the link on the News 7 WebWatch page, at WDBJ7-dot-com.

[Irene]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun aM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=HURRICANE IRENE]


Hurricane Irene has left South Florida and is headed up the coast.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]


The storm left behind as much as 18 inches of rain from Key West to West Palm Beach.
Streets and homes are flooded and families are stranded.
And this flooding so far has claimed FIVE lives near Fort Lauderdale.
Irene swirled through South Florida packing winds up to 85 miles per hour, leaving more than a million homes without power.
Places like Miami-Dade County are now turning to state and federal officials for help.
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[anchor=Denise]
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There is concern Irene will trigger more flooding in the areas of North Carolina still recovering from Hurricane Floyd.
The potential for wind damage has also forced Floyd victims living in trailers to move back into shelters.

[Health-Week]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=Health Check]
[GRAPHIC=Health Check]

The Southeast Dairy Association wants to make sure men's bodies are ready for the next century. Tonya Flory tells us how men can make sure they are in shape for the millennium.
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[SOT tc 45:25:02]
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[SUPER=01-Janet Grubbs/Southeast Dairy Association; ]
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(( GOOD MORNING, TODAY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MEN'S DIETS AND ARE THEY Y2K COMPLIANT. HERE TO EXPLAIN THAT IS JANET GRUBBS FROM THE SOUTHEAST DAIRY ASSOCIATION. HOW ARE YOU TODAY? FINE THANKS, HOW ARE YOU? FINE, THANKS FOR BEING WITH US. BEFORE WE GET STARTED ON THAT WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A LITTLE TRUE/FALSE QUIZ TO SEE IF MEN ARE PREPARED FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTH AND NUTRITION. THE FIRST QUESTION IS, THE BEST WAY TO LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE IS TO REDUCE SALT. IS THAT TRUE OR FALSE. ACTUALLY, IT'S FALSE, THERE WAS A RECENT CALLED THE DIETARY APPROACHES TO STOP HYPERTENSION OR DASH AND THAT SHOWED THAT A COMBINATION OF EATING EIGHT SERVING OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES A DAY AND THREE SERVINGS OF LOW-FAT DAIRY PRODUCTS ACTUALLY WERE VERY EFFECTIVE IN LOWERING BLOOD PRESSURE, IN SOME CASES MORE EFFECTIVE THAN THE MEDICINE . DOESN'T MEAN SOME PEOPLE AREN'T STILL SALT SENSITIVE AND WOULD BENEFIT FROM REDUCING THAT ALSO. I THINK THAT'S A SURPRISE TO MANY PEOPLE. SECOND TRUE/FALSE QUESTION, A GOOD DIET MAY PREVENT 35 PERCENT OF CANCERS. AND THAT ONE'S TRUE. THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE INDICATED THAT 35 PERCENT OF CANCER DEATHS MAY BE PREVENTED BY CHANGING DIETS, SUCH AS LOWERING THE FAT INCREASING THE FRUITS THE VEGETABLES AND THE FIBERS. THE OTHER GOOD NEWS IDS THAT THEY REALIZE THE NUTRITIONAL COMPONENTS OF MILK CAN REDUCE COLON CANCER WHICH IS THE THIRD HIGHEST CANCER FOR MEN. AND THE THIRD AND FINAL TRUE/FALSE QUESTION: MEN ARE AT RISK FOR OSTEOPOROSIS. AND THAT ONE'S TRUE ALSO. ONE OUT OF FIVE VICTIMS OF OSTEOPOROSIS WILL BE A MAN. THEY ALSO NEED TO FOCUS ON GETTING THREE GOOD SERVINGS A DAY OF MILKS AND DAIRY PRODUCTS AND HAVING SOME GOOD REGULAR WEIGHT BEARING EXERCISE. NOW WE KNOW THAT HEART DISEASE IS THE LEADING KILLER IN THE UNITED STATES, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM IS IT FOR MEN? FOR MEN IT'S THE NUMBER ONE KILLER. IT'S MAJOR. THERE ARE RISK FACTORS INVOLVED, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, HIGH CHOLESTEROL, BEING OVERWEIGHT OR BEING A SMOKER ALL ARE RISK FACTOR. GOOD NEWS IS THAT DIETARY FACTOR CAN HELP BY REDUCING THE FATS INCREASING THE FRUITS THE VEGETABLES THE FIBERS AND GETTING YOUR THREE SERVINGS OF LOW FAT DAIRY PRODUCTS. WHAT ABOUT FOR MEN WHO EAT OUT A LOT. THEY NEED TO GET AWAY FROM THOSE FRIED FOODS AND FOCUS MORE ON STEAMED OR GRILLED OR BROILED. STEAMED AND GRILLED VEGETABLES ARE BECOMING POPULAR IN THE RESTAURANTS. ALSO WHY NOT GRAB A SINGLE SERVE MILK WHEN THEY ARE ON THE ROAD AND THEY'RE DRIVING SOMEWHERE, IT'S A GREAT NUTRITIONAL BOOST FOR THEIR DAY. YOU CAN BE HEALTHY AND BUSY. ABSOLUTELY CAN. OKAY WELL, YOU'VE GIVEN US SOMETHING TO CONSIDER WHEN IT COMES TO MEN'S DIETS. NEWS 7 SUNDAY MORNING WILL BE RIGHT BACK.))

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[ANCHOR=Andrew]
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[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Reel Open]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Newsreel]



Manly Brown was known as the "village blacksmith". He was a 20-th century blacksmith who used 19-th century tools and methods for his trade. He passed away recently. Keith Humphry takes a look at his life and life's work in this week's Virginia Newsreel.

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Manly Brown considered himself a vanishing breed when he talked to News 7 in 1988 and he thought he knew why.
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((POOR PAY, HARD WORK AND POOR PAY YOU CAN GET EASIER WORK NOW...IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY))
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Brown was part of a family tradition, the last in a line of blacksmiths. His grandfather is said to have made horseshoes for General Robert E. Lee's horse and his father built the Randolph Street shop where Brown worked.
He started in the business when he was 16. Brown said his work hadn't changed much since he first started smithing. Sure, the equipment's old, but the pulleys and saws worked as well as they did at the turn of the century.
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[IN Q=ABOUT THE SAME]

((ABOUT THE SAME. THEY HANDLE THE SAME WAY HEAT THE IRON THE SAME WAY ABOUT THE SAME TEMPERATURE AND EVERYTHING. THEY WAY I DO IT. IT HASN'T CHANGED MUCH))
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His work kept him busy. When people couldn't find a piece they were looking for in the hardware store they would visit Browns' shop. He worked there for more than 78 years, doing things the old-fashioned way. Manly Brown died October 8 at the age of 93. That's Virginia Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry.))


[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports plays]
[GRAPHIC=chamberlain]


The man who helped make the NBA what it is today was laid to rest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


Some of the games greatest came to L-A to say good bye to Wilt Chamberlain yesterday.
The seven foot one big man stills holds a number of league records. He's the only player to score four thousand points in a season.
And in 1962 he scored 100 points in a single game, a record that no other player has ever matched.
Chamberlain died Tuesday of heart failure. He was 63.
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[Fall-Colors]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Time Off]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


All the recent rainfall has helped with the local water shortage..
But it's ALSO helped bring an unexpected BOOST to fall color in our region, especially in the higher elevations.
In this week's "Time Off", Kimberly McBroom shows us where the leaves are at their most brilliant...
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[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.; :01]
[SUPER=01-Nadine Pollock/National Forest Public Affairs; :15]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1; :32]
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(( We've grown accustomed to this annual transformation....leaves turning from their usual shades of green to those of yellow, orange, and red.
But WHY exactly does it happen?
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[SOT 12:34:00]

((NADINE POLLOCK/NATIONAL FOREST PUBLIC AFFAIRS: WHAT HAPPENS FOR THE LEAVES TO CHANGE COLORS, THE CHLOROPHYLL GOES OUT OF THE LEAVES. THE TREES-- THEY DON'T MAKE THE CHLOROPHYLL FAST ENOUGH. THE CHLOROPHYLL IS A MASK, WHEN IT GOES OUT OF THE LEAVES, IT SHOWS THE REDS AND YELLOWS, THE BRONZES AND GOLDS THAT ARE UNDERNEATH THAT GREEN. )) [RUNS:20]
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[SOT 12:49:05]

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: TRADITIONALLY, THIS WEEKEND IS THE PEAK OF THE FALL FOLIAGE SEASON HERE LOCALLY WITH THE WARM, SUNNY OCTOBER DAYS AND CLEAR COOL NIGHTS BRINGING OUT ALL THE COLORS OF ALL THE LEAVES.)) [RUNS:10]
Forest officials say you have about another week and a half to enjoy the peak fall colors.
Many of the brilliant reds can be found on maple trees.
But other kinds of leaves, like those from oak trees, tend to lag behind a little.... showing their shades as late as early November.
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[SOT 12:37:41]

((NADINE POLLOCK/NATIONAL FOREST PUBLIC AFFAIRS: THIS IS AN OAK TREE HERE, A SMALLER ONE THAT'S A RATHER NEW SHOOT. AND AS YOU CAN SEE, THE LEAVES ARE STILL GREEN AND THEY'RE TURNING A LITTLE BIT OF RED AND EVENTUALLY, THEY'LL GO TO A BRONZE-RED AND BE ONE OF THE LATER ONES TO TURN.)) [RUNS:12]
One particularly good area to gaze at autumn leaves is in the James River District of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest.
The Highlands Scenic Tour runs for about 19 miles.
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[SOT 12:35:13 ]

((NADINE POLLOCK/NATIONAL FOREST PUBLIC AFFAIRS: THERE ARE SOME TURNOUTS THAT WILL HAVE SOME OVERLOOKS OF MORE VALLEY VISTAS. BUT AS ALWAYS IN A NATIONAL FOREST, OUR VISITORS ARE WELCOME TO THROW OUT A PICNIC BLANKET AND HAVE A PICNIC ANYWHERE THEY SEE THAT MIGHT BE APPEALING TO THEM.)) [RUNS:13]
Which would be most ANYWHERE along the trail....
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Alleghany County.))
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[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[GRAPHIC=Take FS WDBJ ADDRESS]


If you're planning to take the drive up to the Highlands scenic tour, you can find directions on our website at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM.



[Earthquake]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=earthquake]


Residents of Southern California are counting their blessings this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Twenty Nine Palms, CA;]


An earthquake of seven point oh magnitude hit yesterday morning, but the epicenter was in the desert, not a highly populated area.
The quake did damage roads and buildings.
In Twenty Nine Palms, they are picking up fallen debris and fixing store shelves.
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((You're waking up.. the house is rolling and then you think.. go get the kids... and ran outside.))
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[OUT Q=ran outside]
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[VO-NAT]


The quake was especially frightening for passengers on this Amtrak train headed to Los Angeles.
All 155 people had to be evacuated after the train jumped the tracks. There were only a few minor injuries.
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[11Aramark]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-34 1:20:13]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Aramark employees have ratified a new contract.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Employees of the uniform manufacturer met yesterday at union headquarters to vote on the new contract.
Some employees say they thought a strike was inevitable.
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[SOT 00:55:17]
[IN Q=A few thought it]

((DARRYL BRIZENDINE/ARAMARK EMPLOYEE: A FEW THOUGHT IT WAS, OBVIOUSLY FROM THE VOTE COUNT IT WASN'T BUT WE'RE GOING TO GO BACK AND DO OUR JOB MONDAY AND TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS))
[SUPER=01-Darryl Brizendine/Aramark Employee]
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The vote was 35 to 25 in favor of the three year contract.
Union leaders of teamsters local number 171 say the companies new pension plan was the biggest issue.
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[SOT00:52:03]
[IN Q=One of the big issues]

((JIMMY SHERWOOD/PRESIDENT TEAMSTERS LOCAL NO. 171:ANYTIME A COMPANY IS TAKING PROFIT SHARING WHICH YOU DON'T PARTICIPATE IN BUT YOU REAP THE BENEFITS AND THEN THEY GO TO 401K AND HAVE YOU TAKE MONEY OUT YOUR POCKET,YOU'RE TAKING A LOSS AND THESE PEOPLE WERE LOOKING FOR COMPENSATION FOR THAT))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Sherwood/President Teamsters Local No. 171 ]
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[VO-NAT]


Under the contract Employees will get an increase of 40-cents the first year and 35-cents for the next two years.
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[Lynchburg-Meeting]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]



Jerry Falwell and Mel White are each bringing 200 supporters to Lynchburg later this week to open a dialog on homosexuality. They say their meeting will NOT be disturbed by radical activists. But groups on both ends of the political spectrum say they'll be in Lynchburg too, protesting the meeting. Gay activists in the Oral Majority say White shouldn't sit down with Falwell.
Likewise, the Reverend Fred Phelps and his supporters say Falwell is too lenient on gays.

[UVA-Admissions]


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[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=UVA Admissions]



University of Virginia officials say they're sticking with their admissions policy.
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[VO-NAT 99-33 1:46:25]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/October 7]

The school's Board of Visitors said yesterday it's prepared to go to court to defend the school's use of race in admissions decisions. Controversy over the issue began last month when a board member said the panel was considering dropping race as a factor in admissions decisions.
Members of the local chapter of the N-A-A-C-P said yesterday's announcement is encouraging.
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[11Raising-Roof]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-28 2:01:51]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It's part of the American dream, owning your home. But there are millions of Americans in need of affordable housing. Several local organizations teamed up in Roanoke to change that.
Joy Sutton has more on "Raise the Roof Day".
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[SUPER=01-David Bowers/Roanoke Mayor; :22]
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Dozens of volunteers from organizations like Habitat for Humanity and The Builders Club are helping to build new homes in this northwest community.
It's all part of "Raise the Roof Day."
Roanoke along with 150 other cities have joined forces to build affordable housing for low and moderate income Americans.
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[SOT 00:42:58]
[IN Q=Despite what has been]

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: DESPITE WHAT HAS BEEN A GOOD ECONOMY FOR MOST OF US IN THIS COUNTRY THERE ARE 8 MILLION AMERICAN FAMILIES THAT CAN NOT AFFORD SAFE AND DECENT HOUSING)) [RUNS 8]
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April Robinson is a habitat for humanity volunteer. She says because of programs like this she will soon have her own home -- and that's a dream she never thought she could afford.
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[SOT 00:47:14]
[IN Q=It's a sense of pride]

((APRIL ROBINSON/FUTURE HOMEOWNER: IT'S A SENSE OF PRIDE IN KNOWING THAT ITS YOURS AND THAT YOU'RE GOING TO BE THE ONE MAINTAINING, KEEPING THAT HOME AND YOU'RE GOING TO BE PAYING A MORTGAGE TO OWN THAT NOT RENT THAT SOMEONE ELSE TAKES AND COLLECT THE MONEY FOR.)) [RUNS15]
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Organizations like Habitat for Humanity are trying to build public awareness by supporting these types of events.
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((TERRY SMITH/HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: WE'RE VERY HAPPY TO PARTICIPATE BECAUSE THE RAISE THE ROOF DAY IS WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT, PULLING TOGETHER RESOURCES OF THE COMMUNITY TO PROVIDE BETTER HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES, IMPROVE NEIGHBORHOODS, STRONGER COMMUNITIES AND OVERALL BETTER CITY AND ROANOKE VALLEY)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=and Roanoke Valley]


Many volunteers say there needs to be more programs like this -- helping to make the American dream a reality for millions of families -- one house at a time.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))











[11Wellness-Center]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-40 56:19]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The YMCA Family Center in Northwest Roanoke will soon get a wellness center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


An open house was held yesterday to get people in the community to join.
The wellness center will not only offer a fitness facility but also health screenings and nutrition workshops.
The YMCA says this center is something this community desperately needs.
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[IN Q=There are a lot]

((LOUIS BROWN/YMCA BRANCH DIRECTOR:THERE ARE A LOT OF HEALTH RISKS, HEALTH ISSUES THAT WE FACE AND IF WE DON'T DO ANYTHING TO COMBAT IT. THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS THAT CAN BE CONTROLLED LIKE HYPERTENSION, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, AND CHOLESTEROL. I SAW THERE WAS A NEED TO DO SOME THINGS))
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The Wellness Center is scheduled to open November 1st.
It costs 30-dollars a month for a family and financial aid is available.
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[Profile-Open]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
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[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Profile]
[GRAPHIC=VA Profiles]



Gary Hinson says he's still shocked and even a little, embarrassed.
But those who know the Giles County science teacher weren't caught off guard when Hinson received nationwide recognition for his work with students.
Teresa Hamilton has more in this week's Virginia Profile.

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Gary Hinson enjoys challenging his students here at Narrows High school to do their best.
For him, the end result is what teaching is all about.
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((I WOULDN'T HESITATE TO SAY IT'S SEEING THAT LIGHT COME ON IN THEIR EYES, SEEING SOMEBODY CATCH ON, YOU KNOW, A STUDENT WORKS SO HARD AND IT'S JUST LIKE I GOT THIS, OH, YEAH, WHY DIDN'T I GET THIS BEFORE, SEE THE LIGHT REACTION FROM THEM AND THAT'S WHAT KEEPS YOU COMING BACK.)) [runs15]
[OUT Q=coming back.]


Hinson's dedication recently paid off-- when the Milken Family Foundation honored Hinson with a 25- thousand dollar cash award.
It's an honor that came as a total surprise.
Hinson knew someone at Narrows had been selected but thought the award was being given to a social studies teacher.

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((GARY HINSON/SCIENCE TEACHER: THE STUDENTS BEHIND ME WERE PUSHING ME, GO DOWN THERE, THEY CALLED YOUR NAME AND I WAS WAITING FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES PERSON, STILL AFTER THEY CALLED MY NAME, SO I WAS COMPLETELY SHOCKED.)) [runs10]
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((CHRISTINA SARTIN/SENIOR: EVERYBODY STARTED CLAPPING AND GOING CRAZY AND HE WAS LOOKING AROUND AND I CRIED, IT JUST HIT ME, BECAUSE I JUST LOVE MR. HINSON.)) [runs10]
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The Milken Foundation honors creative teachers that go the extra mile to make a difference.
In Hinson's case-- colleagues and students say its his work in the classroom and out--that really sets him apart as a science teacher.
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((ERIC DALTON/SENIOR:HE GETS INVOLVED WITH EVERYBODY- HE DOES FUN THINGS, LIKE, HE'S GOING TO TAKE OUR ECOLOGY CLASS CAVING.)) [runs08]
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Luckily for upcoming juniors and seniors-- Hinson says he has no plans of abandoning his chosen profession, anytime soon. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Narrows. ))



[Sports-Extra]


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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports extra #2]
[GRAPHIC=trophy 6581]

[anchor tag anchor tag]
You are about to see what may be the most expensive football in the country.
And it probably takes longer to make than any other.
I'm talking about the crystal football that sits a top the Sears National Champion Trophy.
One man, is responsible for this 30-thousand dollar ball.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night; :09]
[SUPER=01-Jared Newland/Trophy Guardian; :15]
[RUNS=:59]
[OUT Q=at night]


(( Jared Newland travels the country with college football's top prize. This week he wheeled it into our studio. Yesterday it was a symbol of what was at stake during the Syracuse-Virginia Tech game.
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[SOT 11:09:44]
[IN Q=i'm on the]

(()) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=over a week]


The 30-thousand dollar ball is hand carved at Waterford Crystal in Ireland. It takes three and a half months. Two are actually made in case something happens to the one on tour, but nothing's ever happened.
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[SOT 11:10:04]
[IN Q=there's been]

(()) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=never hit the ground]


When Jared is on tour with the trophy he sleeps with it by his side.
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[SOT 11:12:12]
[IN Q=we ship]

(()) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=at night]))
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[anchor=Denise]
[ss=trophy 6581]


The home team has always fared better when the trophy is present, winning 21 out of 31 games. The trophy is rarely present for an upset as the higher ranked teams have the 30-to-15 edge.