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Coming up today on news 7 at 5, the weather and additional manpower help firefighters get the upper hand on Fort Lewis Mountain. We'll have a live report.
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and nine students are killed when a structure they were building collapses.
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Another clear night ahead with chilly temperatures. Your Friday forecast is a bit warmer. Details ahead.

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On Health check, a unique pairing academic and medical heavyweights promises to bring high tech health care to the region,
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and they're shouting for success in today's Great American Smokeout.
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((THIS IS A TRAGEDY THAT NO ONE SAW COMING. NO ONE COULD'VE PREVENTED.))
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A college tradition turns tragic- A pile of logs used for a bonfire collapses- killing at least nine students.
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A yearly "right" at college has gone terribly wrong.
A structure for the annual Texas A and M bonfire collapsed-
There may be survivors buried underneath. Crews have reported hearing moans and tapping-
Teresa Estacio is in College Station Texas with the latest.
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(( IT TOOK ONLY SECONDS FOR THE MOUNTAIN OF LOGS TO COLLAPSE...

(NATZ OF MOVING LOGS)


...BUT IT WILL TAKE HOURS..MANY OF THEM.. FOR WORKERS TO CLEAR THE DEBRIS. THEY'RE SEARCHING FOR VICTIMS AND POSSIBLE SURVIORS AMID OF JUMBLE OF GIANT LOGS...GINGERLY REMOVING THEM ONE BY ONE. BART HUMPHRIES/COLLEGE STATION FIRE DEPT. "WE HAVE TO ASSUME THAT EVERY PIECE OF WOOD IN THAT PILE IS UNSTABLE." THE LOGS WERE SUPPOSED TO BE STACKED SOME 60 FEET HIGH BY NOW...FUEL FOR TEXAS A&M'S ANNUAL BONFIRE. IT'S A TRADITION DATING BACK NINETY YEARS TO RALLY STUDENTS FOR A FOOTBALL SHOWDOWN AGAINST THEIR ARCHRIVAL, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS. THIS YEAR'S BONFIRE HAS BEEN CANCELLED, BUT MANY HOPE IT WILL RETURN..INCLUDING THIS SURVIVOR. CALEB HILL/SURVIVOR "IT'S A TRADITION THAT SHOULD NOT STOP BECAUSE OF ONE TRAGEDY."
IN THE MOMENTS FOLLOWING THE COLLAPSE, STUDENTS WERE STUNNED..UNABLE TO BELIEVE THE EVENT DESIGNED TO PROMOTE UNITY HAD INSTEAD TURNED INTO A NIGHTMARE. AT THIS POINT ORGANIZERS HAVE NO IDEA WHAT CAUSED THE STACK TO COLLAPSE. ADVISORS FROM THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY WERE PRESENT AT ALL TIMES AND OFFICIALS AND STUDENTS ALL SAY THERE WERE NO INDICATIONS OF PROBLEMS. BRUCE UNGER/SURVIVOR "EVERYTHING WE DO IS FOR SAFETY..."))

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With a break in the weather and some help from federal crews, firefighters on Fort Lewis Mountain finally got the forest fire under control.
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Scott Goldberg is near the base of the mountain in Roanoke County, where the mop-up effort is underway.
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Fire damaged a home in a subdivision near Vinton this afternoon.
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It broke out just before one, at a house on Horsepen Drive.
Authorities believe it started outside the house, and then spread to the inside of the building.
They don't know what started it yet.
Officials say it did an estimated 75-thousand dollars damage.
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A Southside man faces charges after a car wreck early this morning left the car's passenger severely burned.
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State police say 25-year old Blake Warren Athey ran away from the scene of the accident, while his friend was trapped in the burning car.
It took authorities more than 45 minutes to get 21-year old John W. Tunnell out of the car.
He suffered third degree burns over the lower half of his body and is still in critical condition at U-VA Medical Center.
Athey is charged with leaving the scene of the accident and reckless driving.
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Coming up on the newscast, Carilion Virginia Tech and U-V-A join forces to try to make high tech health care a reality.
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and a Texas jury decides the case of the third man accused of dragging a black man to his death last year. we'll have their verdict in just a moment.
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In the not so distant future robots could be taking care of seniors at home.
And the creation of that futuristic technology will be developed here in Roanoke. [2-SHOT]
Tonya Flory is here to tell us about the creation of the Carilion Biomedical Institute.
Tonya how did the Roanoke Valley luck out? [Tonya ad libs on the two shot ]
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The institute is a partnership between Carilion, Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia to be headquarterd in the Roanoke Valley. It will build on the strengths of each of the partners to develop real products that will improve health care.
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Tech will concentrate on laser surgery optics while UVA's focus will be the robotics. But one of the major goals of the Institute is to create ecomonic development and those involved think that's a good possibility.
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But first things first, a location still has to be chosen.
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But it will defintely be somewhere in the Roanoke valley.
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Tonight at 6, we'll talk to one of the board members and see what the audience at today's announcement thinks about the project.

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A verdict is reached for the third suspect accused of dragging an African Ameircan man to his death.
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With his girlfriend by his side- Shawn Allen Berry- sat quietly as the verdict was read.
The jury took over ten hours, more than twice as long as the juries in the trials for the other two defendants.
Berry claimed he was too scared to stop the killing of James Byrd last year.
Berry could face the death penalty when he's sentenced.
The other two defendants were convicted of capital murder and sentenced to die.
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Postal inspectors think clerks at a Bedford County post office were misusing money taken from its customers. They shut down a post office in a Huddleston convenience store. Residents say clerks were post-dating money orders so they could use the money in the meantime. And inspectors say people who worked in the convenience store were mixing money from the store and the post office. They have not decided yet whether to file criminal charges. All mail is being forwarded to the main Huddleston post office.

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They're getting ready to help needy families at the Christmas Store. But first they have to raise the necessary money and as Patrick Evans tells us, they hope people will bowl them over with their kindness.
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The Community Christmas Store serves hundreds of families throughout the area, but before they can do their part, we must do ours.
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Patrick Evans is in Salem this evening, where people are helping raise some money for the Community Christmas Store in a most unusual way.
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Coming up today in Sports, the racing world comes to Henry County to say good-bye to Clay Earles,
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and in medical news, we'll see what one of the nation's largest tobacco markets is doing for today's Great American Smokeout.
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Even in this day of modern food preparation, you should take some precautions when- cooking a Thanksgiving turkey to prevent bacterial contamination.
A recent survey by the Center for Science in the Public Interest found 8 out of 50 turkeys were contaminated.
Lisa Hughes has more.
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(( Shopping for it is just part of the tradition. This Thanksgiving, Americans will consume an estimated 45-million turkeys agonizing over the preparation anticipating the leftovers. For many people-the Thanksgiving wouldn't be the same without the big bird.

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JUST THE AROMA MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE IS WHAT BRINGS IT ALL BACK. REALLY, THIS IS ONE HOLIDAY I ACTUALLY ENJOY. THE REST YOU CAN HAVE)
But the Center for Science in the Public Interest says you can also have big trouble if you don't prepare turkey the right way. The groups making a timely appeal

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CONSUMERS SHOULD BE PARTICULARLY CAREFUL WHEN HANDLING FRESH TURKEYS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON)
Turkeys are prone to Salmonella and the lesser-known Campylobactertwo pathogens than can cause stomach cramping and fever and, in extreme cases, can be deadly. They're also avoidable. Freezing helps kill Campylobacter. To be safe, always cook turkey to 180-degrees.

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IF YOU COOK A TURKEY THOROUGHLY, YOU'RE GOING TO BE FINE)
Of course, you'll still have to figure out what to do with all those leftovers. For safety, they should go in the freezer starting two days after Thanksgiving. Lisa Hughes. CBS News. Washington.)

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Danville is the heart of Virginia's tobacco country.
But today, some Danville schoolchildren fired off an ear-piercing statement against smoking.
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Irwin W. Taylor Elementary was one of several area schools that held the Great American Scream Out.
The kids screamed to show off their healthy lungs and demonstrate their pledge never to smoke.
It's part of a nationwide day to encourage smokers to quit and discourage kids from smoking.
The scream out against smoking seemed to get through.
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Other schools around Danville marked the Great American Smoke Out by designing anti-smoking posters.
The day wasn't so successful with Danville adults.
The Regional Medical Center says very few of them pledged to quit smoking for the day.
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An Italian diet doctor has delveloped a belt that beeps when the person wearing it eats too much.
It works like this: when the wearer eats too much the tummy expands and a sensor in the belt sets off an alarm and a flashing light.
The inventor says he has tested the belt successfully on patients. He says it is the latest thing in bio-feedback.


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Today in sports, the racing world says good bye to one of its founding fathers.[S5-Earles]


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Welcome everybody to the two minute ticker on this Thursday afternoon.
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Final respects were paid this afternoon to Martinsville Speedway founder Clay Earles who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 86.
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[VO NAT CON'T] Earles, who always put the race fan first, spent two years in the Naval Air Corps during World War II. He was given a 21 gun salute by the Martinsville Henry County volunteer honor guard.
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I'll have more on the life of Clay Earles tonight on News 7 at six.

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The Virginia Cavaliers wrap up the regular season this Saturday against Maryland at College Park in a noon kick off. One major key for UVa will be stopping Maryland running back Lamont Jordan.
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[wipe to pinnacle 7501] And don't forget you also need to keep an eye on this game Saturday afternoon. Florida State at Florida has huge BCS implications for the nation and the Hokies. You can watch it right here on Your Hometown Station WDBJ-7 Saturday at 3. Take care everybody and have a safe night.
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This weekend will bring a small army of bluegrass musicians to the Hotel Roanoke.
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They're coming to sit in and study with some of the top names in Bluegrass today, including Sammy Shelor a member of the Lonesome River Band, and a four- time Banjo Player of the Year.
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The Roanoke Bluegrass weekend was a natural outgrowth of previous workshops organized by John Lawless, the founder of Acutab Publications.
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((JOHN LAWLESS/ACUTAB PULBICATIONS: ONE THING THAT WAS MENTIONED WHEN WE DID THE BANJO EVENT WAS WOULDN'T IT BE GREAT IF WE HAD SOME GUITAR PLAYERS AROUND. WE HAD ONE JAM SESSION THAT WENT UNTIL LATE ONE NIGHT WHEN WE HAD 12 BANJO PLAYERS IN A CIRCLE AND IT WAS QUITE A RACKET.))
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The Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend will also include two public concerts at the Hotel... Friday and Saturday nights at 7:00 o'clock. [Close-ID] [5pm] SUPER=x4035; fax/copyright [SUPER=x4034;email/copyright]