Downtown Blacksburg is blocked off at this hour due to a fire.
The fire is in one building where an apartment tops a store called The
Firefighters remain on the scene--there are no reports of injuries so far.
Fire officials believe the fire began on a sofa that was placed outside.
They say heavy traffic congestion from the Virginia Tech football game made
the scene more difficult to manage.
One of the biggest religious gatherings in American History just wrapped up
in Washington D.C.
The Promise Keepers rally packed the national mall with hundreds of
thousands of men.
They sang and prayed and called for unity among Christian men of all races.
And they answered protests by critics who say the men want women to take a
((RANDY PHILLIPS/PROMISE KEEPERS; NO WOMAN SHOULD FEEL THREATENED BY THIS
GATHERING, BECAUSE THE GROUND IS LEVEL AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS. IN THE KINGDOM
THERE IS NEITHER MALE OR FEMALE; ))
SUPER=01-Randy Phillips/Promise Keepers;
OUT Q=male or female
Many of the men at the rally said they came because they feel they've fallen
short in their responsibilities and want to get closer to God.
An accident in Danville this morning sent two people to the hospital.
Police say Wanda Golden of Danville
braked suddenly on Route 41 to avoid hitting a car in front of her.
She swerved into the oncoming lane, hitting another vehicle.
Golden and the other driver, Phyllis Hazelwood, are being treated and
released from the hospital.
No word yet on the condition of the passengers.
President Clinton is giving Virginia
gubernatorial candidate Don Beyer a helping hand tonight.
Clinton is expected to help Democrat Beyer raise 500-thousand dollars in a
fund-raising dinner in Arlington.
Vice president Al Gore raised
about the same amount of money on Beyer's behalf last month.
Beyer and his Republican opponent Jim Gilmore have paraded a number of
national figures through the state to raise money.
The Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department is giving new meaning to the old
phrase "fighting fire with fire."
The fire Department recently acquired a Fire Safety House that teaches
children how to survive and prevent fires.
It's designed with doors that heat up.
The house also fills up with smoke-- all in an effort to teach children
what it feels like to be in a real fire.
On Friday, volunteer fire fighters spent the day with kids at Margaret Beeks
Elementary as part of Fire Prevention Week.
((WAYNE GARST/BLACKSBURG FIRE DEPT.: MOST OF THE KIDS HAVE A HARD TOME
CALLING911. I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S BECAUSE THEY GET EXCITED OR IF THEY HAVE NEVER
DONE THIS BEFORE BUT WE'VE GOT AN ENHANCED 911 SYSTEM AND WERE ABLE TO LET THE
CHILDREN ACTUALLY DIAL 911 AND WE HAVE AN ACTUAL DISPATCHER ON SITE THAT WILL
TALK TO THE CHILDREN. ))
SUPER=01-Wayne Garst/Blacksburg Fire Dept.; :00
OUT Q=THE CHILDREN
This is the Blacksburg Fire Department's 75th anniversary.
Tomorrow the department will hold an "Open House" from one to four p-m-- at
the station on Price's Fork Road.
Thundering hooves sounded through the hills of West Roanoke County this
Dozens of horses toted athletes around Green Hill Park as the players tried
to knock a ball from one end of the field to the other.
This is polo.
Professional players from all over the world made up the teams vying for the
10th annual cup.
But the spectacle on the field had a hard time keeping up with the party on
Many seemed more interested in striking a pose than watching the
But all the fun is for a good cause.
IN Q=IT RAISES MONEY
((LEAH AND DAVID WILEY: IT RAISES MONEY FOR THE YOUTH SYMPHONY AND ALL THE
OTHER PROGRAMS WE DO. IT'S FUN. I THINK SOME PEOPLE DON'T EVEN REALIZE A POLO
MATCH IS GOING ON CAUSE THERE'S SO MUCH FUN GOING ON HERE AT THE TENTS.))
SUPER=07-Leah And David Wiley;
OUT Q=AT THE TENTS
The Polo Cup is just the beginning of a busy month for the Roanoke symphony.
Thursday, pop artist Bruce Hornsby performs with David Wiley's orchestra.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Health care that is affordable and accessible is an issue for many
communities in southwest Virginia.
Coming up on News 7, we'll tell you about a new clinic that is staffed by
volunteer help, and is a welcome addition for residents who are used to
travelling a half hour or more for medical attention.
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MUSIC UP FULL
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A public-private partnership in Floyd is keeping the community healthy.
Today people from all walks of life celebrated the grand opening of the new
Free Medical Clinic.
Denise Allen has the story.
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SUPER=07-Dr. Stephen Beese; :22
SUPER=01-Ruth Wolford/New River Health Dist. Murse Mgr.;:49
OUT Q=News 7
This is not a bandaid solution.
Medical and community leaders cut through the gauze to open Floyd's new free
Now low income and under insured people in the surrounding community will
have health care.
Clinic volunteers say many wait too long to seek treatment because of the
Now the clinic is here to help.
IN Q=BASIC FAMILY PRACTICE
((STEPHEN BEESE/MD: BASIC FAMILY PRACTICE, OB-GYN, PEDIATRICS, WITH POSSIBLE
REFERRALS TO SPECIALISTS IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY WHO ARE ALL VOLUNTEERS.))
OUT Q=ARE ALL VOLUNTEERS
Floyd County residents who used to make the 30 minute trip to
Christiansburg, to seek free medical care, just have to travel to downtown
The clinic is located at the County Health Department and will offer
services on the first and third Monday evenings of each month.
It's staffed by a volunteer medical staff.
IN Q=it's a sense of
((RUTH WOLFORD/NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT NURSE MGR.: IT'S A SENSE OG GIVING
BACK TO THE COMMUNITY AND KNOWING THAT YOU HAVE A NEED YOU ARE FULFILLING SO
IT'S A LOT OF PERSONAL GRATIFICATION.))
OUT Q=PERSONAL GRATIFICATION
Organizers of the project say the clinic came together quickly because the
community rallied around the idea.
They say in Floyd County, they take care of each other.
Denise Allen News 7.))
Some Roanoke children competed for the gold today.
But it wasn't the kind of Olympic competition you're used to seeing.
About 80 students from the West End Center traveled to Roanoke College to
compete in relays, tug-of-war and other fun games.
College faculty and students act as partners in the event.
IN Q=A ONE ON ONE
((ANDREW BANSEMER/ASSIST. TO THE CHAPLAIN: A ONE ON ONE RELATIONSHIP IS GREAT
FOR THE KIDS AND GIVES THEM A CHANCE TO COME AND EXPERIENCE ROANOKE COLLEGE.
GETS THEM AWAY FROM WHERE THEY'RE USED TO AND INTO A NEW ATMOSPHERE.))
SUPER=01-Andrew Bansemer/Assistant To Chaplain;
OUT Q=A NEW ATMOSPHERE
The event is sponsored by the fraternities and sororities at the college and
the Campus Activities Board.
The West End Center is an inner city outreach program and also offers
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Jeff Gordon fans will want to stay tuned to News 7--we'll check out the
NASCAR star's web page in this week's edition of WebWatch.
and ANOTHER use of the internet can have serious consequences--cyber cheating
by college students. More on that story when we return.
MUSIC UP FULL
A new kind of cheating is sweeping through college campuses--cyber cheating.
College professors say the Internet is making it easier than ever for
to cheat--but as Jodi Hernandez reports, taking the easy road doesn't pay.
IN Q=You're looking
SUPER=03-Davis, CA :00
SUPER=01-"James"/U.C. Davis Student; :30
SUPER=02-Dr. Andy Jones/U.C. Davis Professor; :57
SUPER=01-Jodi Hernandez/Reporting; 1:06
OUT Q=for CBS News
In other news on the Web, the Promise Keeper's rally is now on-line, and
you can be Jeff Gordon's houseguest.
More in this week's edition of WebWatch.
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SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :06
(( As hundreds of thousands of men rallied on the National Mall, the event
was recorded and displayed live on the Promise Keeper's website.
The page included a visual history of the event... and live webcams that
recorded the action as it unfolded.
David Bowie took a digital step forward Wednesday night, broadcasting a
Boston concert live on the web...
The video was jumpy and the audio a bit scratchy... but internet experts say
it's just the beginning.
IN Q=I think you're
((INTERNET EXPERT; I THINK YOU'RE DEFINITELY GOING TO SEE THAT IN THE NEXT
COUPLE OF YEARS, IT'S JUST GOING TO GET BETTER.))
OUT Q=get better
Jeff Gordan fans can get personal with their favorite driver on his web
JeffGordon-dot-com is about to offer an on-line tour of Gordon's new
house... You can also visit his new motorcoach, look at his new Leer Jet, and
watch him playing his favorite video game...A NASCAR racing game, of course..
To visit Jeff, and for more information on all these sites, click on
WebWatch, on the WDBJ web page, at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot-com.))
And coming up, The Roanoke Express opened its training camp this afternoon
Miami of Ohio upsets Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.
And the Cavaliers celebrate homecoming in Charlottesville with a come from
behind win over Wake Forest.
The Redhawks of Miami of Ohio spoiled homecoming in Blacksburg this
afternoon beating Virginia Tech 24 to 17.
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The Hokies looked strong in the first quarter as Ken Oxendine caps a 71
yard drive with the dive to make it 7 to nothing Hokies.
In the second quarter with the Hokies up 10 to nothing Dustin Cohen returns
the blocked Tech punt three yards for the score to bring the Redhawks within
Miami was leading 14 to 10 but Oxendine carries the ball three yards for
the score to give the Hokies a 17 to 14 halftime lead.
The second half would prove costly for Tech as Oxendine fumbles and the
Redhawks recover the ball with good field position at the Tech 28.
Four plays later Travis Prentice takes it in from 8 yards out and the
Redhawks took the 21 to 17 lead.
The Miami defense kept Al Clark on SUPER=36-Miami, Ohio/24/Virginia
Tech/17/;the ground late in the game and The Redhawks pull off the upset 24 to
17 spoiling the Hokies homecoming.
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((FRANK BEAMER/TECH HEAD COACH ))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Tech Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...upset people.
And to make matters worse, in his post game comments Miami coach Randy
Walker said the Tech band was better than the football team.
The Virginia Cavaliers continue to dominate Wake Forest coming from behind
in the fourth quarter to beat the Demon Deacons 21 to 13.
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Wake Forest would get on the board first quarterback Brian Kuklick hooks up
with Desmond Clark on the 12 yard touchdown pass play to make it 7 to nothing
But the Cavaliers answered on the first play of the second quarter Aaron
Brooks drops back in the pocket and hits Germaine Crowell on the 13 yard T-D
pass to tie it at 7 to 7.
Two Wake field goals made it 13 to 7 but Virginia rallied in the fourth
quarter Freshman Antoine Womack gets the call and he carries it 27 yards to the
Several plays later Brooks drops SUPER=36-Virginia/21/Wake
Forest/13/;back to pass but he takes off up the middle to score from 29 yards
out with 5 minutes left and Virginia wins it 14 to 13.
Up in Lexington, Georgia Southern scored early and often in a 49 to nothing
win over the Keydets of V-M-I.
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Ted Cain led his Keydets on the charge to Alumni Field hoping to pick up
their first victory of the season.
On their second possession of the game Georgia Southern would get on the
board as Roderick Russell carries the ball in for the 18 yard T-D to make it 7
Midway through the second quarter Eagles quarterback Kenny Robinson airs
out the pass but his intended receiver tips the ball and the Eagles Recio Tutt
pulls it in and scores from 57 yards and the Eagles take a 14 to nothing lead.
Then with less than 20 seconds left SUPER=36-Georgia
Southern/49/VMI/0/;in the first half the Eagles go to the air but this time
V-M-I's Andre Thornton breaks up the pass but the Eagles go on to win it 49 to
Florida State and West Virginia win big for all of the scores lets check
WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0101-j/Northeastern/33//William & Mary/12////Newport
SUPER=0101-j/Hampton/18//Florida A&M/15////Rand.-Macon/24/j/W & L/3///;
SUPER=0101-j/Emory & Henry/37//Greensboro/3////JMU/17/j/Villanova/49///;
SUPER=0101-/Clinch Valley/10/j/Wesley/41///j/Ga. Southern/49//VMI/0///;
SUPER=0101-/Miami/0/j/Florida St.#4/47///j/Clemson/39//Texas-El Paso/7///;
SUPER=0101-/North Carolina#5///TCU///Night/j/Georgia Tech/42//Boston
SUPER=0101-j/Penn State/41//Illinois/6////Nebraska#3///Kansas St.#17///Night/;
OUT Q=....last score."
The Roanoke Express opened training camp this afternoon at the Roanoke Civic
And Mike Stevens says head coach Frank Anzalone only has a few days to
evaluate the talent before his team opens the preseason.
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SUPER=01-Dave Stewart/Express Defenseman; :17
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :39
SUPER=01-Dave Gagnon/Express Goalie; 1:02
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
(( With big daddy Dave Gagnon back in net for the Express this season, Anzalone
knows goal keeping is the least of his worries. He also is satisfied with the
talent level of the defenseman he has in camp. That bunch will again be led by
((DAVE STEWART/EXPRESS DEFENSEMAN:))
The biggest area of concern for Anzalone right now is finding some scoring
punch. With Pat Fershweiler opting to play in Kansas City, the fifth year
coach is looking for some young forwards to step forward.
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
The young guys in camp will have to impress quickly, with the exhibition
season opening next Thursday. And if they some advice they better ask for
((DAVE GAGNON/EXPRESS GOALIE:))
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SUPER=334-Clear/& Calm/48-52/Sunny/& Warm/78-82;
Thousands turned out for the Danville Air Show today...
a display of planes and spectacular stunts.
Many of these pilots had served in combat ...
now they twisted and turned just above the runway.
Swooping low then soaring high was a special feat ...
down below, children piloted paper planes and parachutes.
Many airmen say it's a struggle not to black out as they nosedive toward the
One woman stood atop a plane as her husband flew it, holding on, even upside
Skydivers also showed off.
Autographs and airplane rides were available after the show.