15 people had to be evacuated from Bedford County Memorial hospital tonight after a water pipe burst.
Eleven nursing home patients and two mothers and their infants had to be moved to other sections of the hospital.
Officials say the pipe burst in the main lobby, near the administrative section of the hospital.
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((HOWARD AINSLEY/HOSPITAL DIRECTOR; WE'VE HAD SOME LIGHT CONSTRUCTION WORK BEING DONE IN THE FACILITY OVER THE PAST WEEK. IT WAS JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS. THE SPRINKLER CREW WAS HERE THIS MORNING WORKING ON THE LINE AND A THREE INCH LINE BURST.))
[SUPER=01-Howard Ainsley/Hospital Director;]
[OUT Q=LINE BURST.]
Ainsley says about two inches of water poured down from the broken pipe.
No one was injured but ceiling tiles, phones and computers were badly damaged.
Officials hope to have things back in order by tomorrow night.
Two people were injured following a traffic accident in Bedford County this afternoon.
It happened along the Blue Ridge Parkway near the Peaks of Otter around three.
The car flipped over an embankment near exit 43.
Rescuers had to cut through the top of the car to remove the couple trapped inside.
They both suffered minor injuries and were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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A 34-year old man died last night while in the custody of Roanoke police.
Officers arrested Derek Glenn Poindexter for possession of crack cocaine just before midnight.
A police press release says he was on the way to the city jail when an officer noticed he was chewing and trying to swallow an object and ordered him to spit it out.
When Poindexter refused, the officer used pepper spray on him, reportedly to keep him from swallowing the object.
Police say Poindexter began to spit the object out, became ill and lost consciousness. He was taken to Community Hospital where he died.
The report does not say what Pointexter had in his mouth, and the name of the officer involved was not released.
Roanoke detectives are investigating.
The FBI is leading the search for a gunman who killed a doctor who performed abortions in New York.
Craig Negrelli reports.
[IN Q=Doctor Barnett]
[SUPER=01-Asst. Chief Frank Olesko/Amherst Police Dept.]
[SUPER=01-Gloria Feldt/Planned Parenthood;]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Flip Benham/Operation Rescue;]
[SUPER=01-Gov. George Pataki/(R) New York;]
[OUT Q=for CBS News]
DR. BARNETT SLEPIAN HAD BEEN IN THE CENTER OF THE ABORTION
BATTLE IN THE BUFFALO, NEW YORK AREA FOR MORE THAN A DECADE.
Locator: Amherst, NY
(TRACK) HE HAD VOWED NEVER TO LET NEVER TO LET ANTI-ABORTION PROTESTORS
DETER HIM, BUT LAST NIGHT THE 51-YEAR-OLD PHYSICIAN WAS KILLED BY A
SINGLE GUNSHOT FIRED THROUGH THE WINDOW OF HIS HOUSE.
(SOT) Asst. Chief Frank Olesko/Amherst, NY Police Dept.
"it appears he was shot by a rifle. he was in the rear of the house, in
the kitchen area with his family and as he was sitting or getting up, he
Super: File (CBC MATERIAL!!!)
SLEPIAN'S MURDER WAS THE FIFTH SNIPER ATTACK ON ABORTION PROVIDERS IN
NEW YORK STATE AND CANADA IN THE PAST FOUR YEARS. THE LATEST INCIDENT
CAME JUST DAYS AFTER AUTHORITIES WARNED ABORTION DOCTORS IN THE REGION
ABOUT POSSIBLE VIOLENCE.. BECAUSE THE OTHER ATTACKS ALL HAPPENED AROUND
THIS TIME OF YEAR. BOTH SIDES IN THE ABORTION DEBATE CONDEMNED THE
(SOT) Gloria Feldt/President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
(01:07:16) "it is unamerican, it is wrong, and it is shameful."
(SOT) Rev. Flip Benham/Director, Operation Rescue
"we pray for his family and we pray for his soul, but what he was doing
was wrong and whatever anyone did that shot him, they did a wrong thing.
NEW YORK GOVERNOR GEORGE PATAKI SAID THE KILLER SHOULD FACE THE DEATH
(SOT) Gov. George Pataki/R-New York
"this is an act of terrorism. in my view, it's a cold-blooded
assassination and it cries out for us to do everything we can to catch
this person and not just catch them, but when we do to bring them to
justice and in my mind justice means the death penalty."
PRESIDENT CLINTON EXPRESSED HIS OUTRAGE IN A STATEMENT.. SAYING THE
COUNTRY CANNOT TOLERATE VIOLENCE AIMED AT THOSE PROVIDING A LEGAL
MEDICAL SERVICE. FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES HAVE TEAMED UP
WITH CANADIAN POLICE TO TRACK DOWN SLEPIAN'S KILLER. IN BUFFALO, CRAIG
NIGRELLI, FOR CBS NEWS.))
Yesterday's mideast peace agreement is stirring some hope abroad, and some concern here at home.
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The news was welcomed by some Palestinians on the West Bank, who said they hope it will mark a new beginning.
But in the U.S., Speaker of the House Newt Gringich is alarmed about President Clinton's agreement to review the case of Jonathan Pollard, a former Navy intelligence officer convicted of spying for Israel in 1987
[IN Q=it would be]
((NEWT GINGRICH/SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE; IT WOULD BE A TERRIBLE MISTAKE AND TERIBLE SIGNAL FOR THE UNITED
STATES TO RELEASE A MAN WHO IS A TRAITOR TO HIS COUNTRY AND WHO HAD BEEN DELIBERATELY SENDING HIS SECRETS OVERSEAS AND WHO TODAY INTELLIGENCE
SOURCES STILL KNOWS A GREAT DEAL THAT WOULD HARM OUR NATIONAL SECURITY))
[SUPER=01-Newt Gingrich/Speaker Of The House;]
[OUT Q=our national security]
Israeli sources say the White House backed away from a deal to release Pollard yesterday because of opposition by intelligence officials.
The White House says reports of a deal are inaccurate.
Virginia's former Governor says it's time to put a doctor in the house...or at least in the ninth district congressional seat.
George Allen was on the campaign trail today, touting the abilities of Dr. Joe Barta.
The Radford surgeon is challenging Rick Boucher in next month's congressional race.
Boucher has been in office for 16-years.
Barta says he realizes the difficulties of unseating an incumbant, but feels he's up for the challenge.
[IN Q=I THINK THAT WE'VE]
((DR. JOE BARTA/9TH DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE; I THINK THAT WE'VE DONE IT. I THINK WITH OUR CAMPAIGN STAFF WE HAVE, WE'VE GOTTEN THE MESSAGE OUT, WE'VE GOTTEN OUR CONSERVATIVE MESSAGE OUT. WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO SHOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MY MESSAGE AND MR. BOUCHER'S MESSAGE AND HOW PEOPLE BELIEVE IN THE NINTH DISTRICT. AND I THINK WHEN THEY UNDERSTAND THESE DIFFERENCES, THEY'LL BE SUPPORTING ME ON ELECTION DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Joe Barta/9th District Candidate;]
[OUT Q=ON ELECTION DAY.]
Barta says, if elected, he'll focus on strengthening and preserving social security.
He also says he plans to push the government to pay back the more than half a trillion dollars it owes the trust fund.
Still to come--food recalls go out for some hamburgers, hot dogs and bagels..
And, we'll take a look at a local festival celebrating its 25th anniversary.
That's coming up when the news continues.
A possible bacterial infection has prompted a recall of some hot dogs and hamburgers.
Dixie Packers of Florida is recalling 100-thousand pounds of hotdogs distributed to Winn-Dixie stores.
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The products are sold as W-D brand or Madison Brand and have a sell by date of November 13th.
Hormel is also recalling its four-point-eight ounce packages of Quick Meal Frozen Cheeseburgers.
Some bagels are also being recalled after someone found a piece of metal in one of them.
The recall affects S-B Thomas bagels.
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People who have Thomas Bagel packages with sell by dates from October 12-th through November third can return them to the store for a refund.
No other Thomas products are affected.
People are chipping in to help kids stay warm for the winter.
The "Coats for Kids" drive kicked off about three weeks ago.
The coats are collected, cleaned and distributed to children whose families cannot afford to buy them.
[IN Q=I HAD HEARD]
((CARL ROSEN/"HERTZBERG FURS" OWNER; I HAD HEARD IT DONE IN ANOTHER AREA QUITE A FEW YEARS AGO. WHEN I CAME TO ROANOKE, I REALIZED THAT THIS IS A VERY CARING COMMUNITY AND A COMMUNITY THAT REALLY DOESN'T MIND GETTING TOGETHER AND HELPING THOSE IN NEED.))
[SUPER=01-Carl Rosen/"Hertzberg Furs" Owner;]
[OUT Q=IN NEED.]
As part of her "Make a Difference Day" campaign, Miss Virginia was also in town to help the program.
[IN Q=AS WINTER]
((NITA BOOTH/MISS VIRGINIA; AS WINTER APPROACHES, I THINK EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMETHING TO KEEP THEM WARM AND I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT BEING ABLE TO DISTRIBUTE THESE COATS TO CHILDREN TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Nita Booth/Miss Virginia;]
[OUT Q=CHILDREN TODAY.]
This is the fourth consecutive year for the event.
It ends November 22nd.
The Blue Ridge Folklife Festival celebrates the traditions of our area, and the people who still practice them.
But the festival that brings thousands to Ferrum each fall, has become a tradition in its own right.
Joe Dashiell reports on the 25th anniversary of the popular event.
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[SUPER=01-Clara Coles/Sandy Hill Baptist Church; :11]
[SUPER=01-Tom Schmutz/Antique Engine Collector; :30]
[SUPER=01-Gerald Joyce/Va. Oldtimers Racing Club; :45]
[SUPER=01-Thelma Goodpasture/Tatting Exhibitor; 1:00]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 out after music ends and fiddler whistles]
((Clara Coles and other members of Sandy Hill Baptist Church were up before the sun... preparing to feed a crowd of hungry festival goers.
[IN Q=We have to get]
((CLARA COLES: WE HAVE TO GET OUR FLOUR, OUR SHORTENING, ILK, BUTTER, JELLIES AND ALL OF THAT. ABOUT TEN OF US WORK AND WE'LL BE BUSY ALL DAY.))
[OUT Q=busy all day.]
They didn't have to wait long before hundreds of early arrivals were streaming through the gates and heading for the exhibits of antique tractors and gas engines.
[IN Q=These are what they call]
((TOM SCHMUTZ: THESE ARE WHAT THEY CALL HIT AND MISS ENGINES, OLD-TIMEY FARM ENGINES, BACK BEFORE THE DAYS OF ELECTRIC POWER AND THEN PEOPLE USED THESE THINGS TO POWER EVERYTHING ON THEIR FAMRS THAT YOU COULD HOOK A BELT TO.))
[OUT Q=hook a belt to.]
During the last 25 years, the festival has become a regional event with a national reputation.
[IN Q=Really nice]
((GERALD JOYCE: REALLY NICE. WE GET A LOT OF COVERAGE FOR THE CARS. REALLY PUT ON A NICE SHOW HERE.))
[OUT Q=show here.]
with exhibits as diverse as classic race cars, tobacco twisting, and tatting.
[IN Q=I have enjoyed]
((THELMA GOODPASTURE: I HAVE ENJOYED MY TATTING SO VERY MUCH. I SLIP IT IN MY HANDBAG AND IF I'M WAITING ON MY HUSBAND, I CAN PULL IT OUT AND TAT.))
[OUT Q=pull it out and tat]
The 25th anniversary also featured the music of four National Heritage Award winners including bluesman John Cephas... and it proved once again... that treasure can be found in the traditions of our area.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
Still ahead--we'll take a look at one town's efforts..
to restore the Clover Hollow Bridge.
It's one of the few covered bridges still standing in Virginia.
More when we return.
There are only seven covered bridges left in Virginia--and one of them is in Newport.
Many residents consider there's a link to the past and they held a fundraiser today to help preserve it.
David Johnson has more.
[IN Q=The Clover Hollow]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.; :06]
[SUPER=01-William Vincel/Clover Hollow Resident; :12]
[SUPER=01-Perry Martin/Newport Village Council Chairman; :56]
[OUT Q=DJO, News 7, Giles County.]
(( The Clover Hollow bridge was built in 1916 to connect the area with the outside world.
William Vincel's wife has a direct link to the bridge.
[IN Q=HER FATHER]
((WILLIAM VINCEL/CLOVER HOLLOW RESIDENT; HER FATHER, THEY HAD A RIDING TOURNAMENT THAT DAY AND HER FATHER RODE IN THE TOURNAMENT ON BRIDGE DEDICATION DAY.))
[OUT Q=DEDICATION DAY.]
So he says it's vital to restore the bridge and keep the present connected with the past.
[IN Q=IT'S ONE OF]
((VINCEL; IT'S ONE OF THE FEW THINGS THAT CARRIED ON THROUGH THE YEARS AND GIVES US A LITTLE IDENTITY.))
[OUT Q=LITTLE IDENTITY.]
The bridge has deteriorated from weather and years of wear and tear.
So Newport residents held a town-wide fundraiser to help restore the structure.
Homemade soap and apple butter were just some of the items for sale.
And the community's most identifiable event, a jousting riding tournament took place--all in an effort to make the bridge and its surroundings a type of showcase.
[IN Q=WE GET PEOPLE]
((PERRY MARTIN/NEWPORT VILLAGE COUNCIL CHAIRMAN; WE GET PEOPLE COME IN HERE WHO JUST STOP BY TO SEE THE BRIDGE. TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THIS AS A REFLECTION OF THE NEWPORT COMMUNITY, THAT'S WHAT WE HOPE THE BRIDGE IS, THE FOCAL POINT OF THE COMMUNITY.))
[OUT Q=OF THE COMMUNITY.]
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; IN ADDITION TO RESTORING THE BRIDGE, THE COUNCIL PLANS TO BEAUTIFY THE LANDSCAPING AROUND IT AND MAKE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE ROAD LEADING UP TO IT. THERE IS NO TARGET DATE SET, BUT THE GROUP HOPES TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7, GILES COUNTY.))
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The Virginia Cavaliers improved to 6 and 1 on the season yesterday. Steve Mason has more on a 23-13 win/loss ball game against ACC rival N.C. State in Charlottesville.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Wolfpack vs. Cavaliers; :00]
[SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/UVa Captain; :12]
[SUPER=01-Wali Rainer/UVA Linebacker; :17]
[SUPER=01-Aaron Brooks/8 for 23, 130 Yards Passing; :43]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Kerney/Has Nine Sacks of the Season; 1:18]
[SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; 1:27]
[SUPER=34-Virginia/23/N.C. State/13; 1:40]
[SUPER=01-Thomas Jones/121 Yards, Two Touchdowns; 1:54]
[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
The Keydets of V-M-I came up a few points short yesterday afternoon losing to Morehead State 41 to 38 on a last second field goal.
Ted Cain and his Keydets are fired up for this match up at Alumni Memorial Field.
The Eagles put the ball up in the first quarter David Dinkins connects with Todd Chase up the right sideline he stroles in for the score to make it 7 to nothing.
The Keydets would come right back in the second quarter Gene Cauthen goes up the middle bulling his way over from the three and the game was tied at 7 to 7.
V-M-I would take the lead in the fourth quarter when Aaron Mitchell puts it up over the middle Teray Frost pulls it in and scores on the 46 yard pass play the Keydets led 38 to 35.
But the Eagles add two field goals in the closing
minutes of the game this 29 yarder and Morehead State beats V-M-I 41 to 38.
Tech wins on the road at U-A-B and Ferrum retires Billy Wagner's jersey. More when we return.
The Ferrum Panthers were knocked from the unbeaten ranks yesterday afternoon as Frostburg State beats Ferrum 31 to 13.
[SUPER=03-Ferrum/Panthers vs Bobcats; :]
A big crowd at Adams Stadium as the Panthers celebrated Hall of Fame Weekend.
After a scoreless first quarter, The Bobcats would get on the board Brandon Walls takes the handoff and breaks through the line on his way to the touchdown run and the Bobcats led 7 to nothing.
But the Panthers would answer on their first play after the kickoff. Quarterback Brandon Rimes fakes the handoff and he's off to the races for the score and the game was tied at 7 to 7 in the second quarter.
Frostburg kept the ball on the ground. Fullback
Seth Quimby takes the ball in from the 15 yard line and the Bobcats beat the Panthers 31 to 13.
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[GRAPHIC=W & L]
Up on the Hill at Washington and Lee, The Generals get a 23 to 21 win over Sewanee.
[SUPER=03-Lexington/W & L vs Sewanee; :]
General head coach Frank Miriello on the sideline watching the action.
The Generals get off to the good start Jason Lipsey hits Sewanee fullback Max Fuller he fumbles the ball and John McAllister dives on the ball on the 39 and the Generals take over.
W & L then puts it in the air Christian Batcheller hits Marc Watson on the screen he rumbles to the 12 yard line picking up a big first down and setting up a General score.
Then two plays later Batcheller hooks up with J.T.
[SUPER=36-W & L/23/Sewanee/21/;]
Malatesta he takes in in for the score and the Generals would go on for the 23 to 21 win.
The Virginia Tech Hokies rebounded after last weeks loss to Temple by routing U-A-B 41 to Nothing.
That sets up a showdown with Big East rival West Virginia on Halloween day in Blacksburg.
[SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/CBS SPORTS; :]
The Mountaineers slipped in a Big East game against Miami.
Scott Covington's T-D pass to Daryl Jones late in the fourth and three touchdowns from Edgerrin James gave the Hurricanes the 34 to 31 win over the Mountaineers.
And here's the rest of the scores.
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[SUPER=0101-j/Nebraska#7/20//Missouri#19/13///j/Texas A&M#8/17//Texas Tech#25/10///;]
[SUPER=0101-/Mississippi St.#24/6/j/LSU/41///j/Clinch Valley/31//Jacksonville/21///;]
[OUT Q=...last score."]
And coming up, Davis Love the third is the leader of the National Car Rental Classic Ferrum retires Billy Wagners jersey.
And the New York Mets give catcher Mike Piazza the richest contract in sports history.
Former Ferrum pitcher Billy Wagner was back at the college yesterday as part of Hall of Fame Weekend.
Wagner, a relief pitcher for the Houston Astros, was one of three former Panther baseball players to have their Jerseys retired yesterday.
Wagner is now in his sixth season with the Astros and while with Ferrum he was a first team all american and he held several N-C-A-A division three records.
[IN Q="that's like...]
[SUPER=01-Billy Wagner/Houston Astro Pitcher; :]
[OUT Q=...about it."]
Keith Mayhew, drafted by the Braves in 1995 and Eric Owens who played for Cincinnati also had their jerseys retired.
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.
Mike Piazza is staying in New york and the Mets have signed him to the richest deal in sports History.
The A-P reported today that the Mets reached an agreement with the all star catcher on a 91 million dollar seven year contract.
The contract will be a record for total dollars and average per season topping the 75 million 6 year contract that Boston pitcher Pedro Martinez started this season.
Piazza hit 329 with 32 home runs and 111 R-B-I's this season.
Roanoke's Billy King shot a 74 today in the second round of the Kanapali Classic.
King is at 144 tied for 54-th place.
[SUPER=03-Lake Buena Vista, FL/ESPN; :]
Meantime, The P-G-A tour is in Florida for the National Car Classic.
Davis Love the third has a three shot lead through three rounds. he shot a 7 under par 65 today and his 14 under par total is 3 shots in front of Glen Day and Doug Martin.