[Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

Big doings for Downtown Roanoke.

On NEWS 7 tonight, we'll outline a project to promote tourism and the arts.
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And a woman taken hostage in Wytheville talks of her fear-- but also compassion for two Tennessee fugitives who became her captors.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 Sports, it's been an eventful day in the NFL - as Ray Lewis is cleared of murder charges. Deion Sanders signs with the Redskins for $55 million.
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And the Tech killer - Peter Warrick inks a $42 milllion dollar deal with the Cincinnati Bengals.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Central Virginia will get soaked tonight but we expect things to dry out tomorrow. Details and our Monday WeatherSchool on the way.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Plans for a major new development in downtown Roanoke are unveiled.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Art-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
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[TAPE#00-14 TC51:06]
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The city of Roanoke, Center in the Square and the Art Museum of Western Virginia are joining forces to build a new museum and IMAX Theater.
[Double Boxes=Keith and JoeD/Microwave]


Joe Dashiell is downtown where the project was revealed late this afternoon.
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[Wythe-Hostages]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A man and woman arrested in April after allegedly holding a Wythe County couple hostage for nine hours found some unexpected allies in court today.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Marya/Starlink]


Marya Jones is in Wytheville with more on today's hearing.
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[Chase-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Authorities plan to charge a teenager with killing his friend in a traffic accident.
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[VO-NAT]
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Police say 18-year-old Josh Fralin drove more than 100 miles an hour through downtown Rocky Mount just after midnight Friday-- trying to ditch police. Fralin came over this hill and lost control, hitting a telephone pole, uprooting three trees and landing in a ravine.

Police say they quit chasing Fralin a mile before he crashed.
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((YOU'VE GOT TO KEEP THE PUBLIC IN MIND BE IT GOING JUST TO A CALL OR IF YOU'RE ACTUALLY TRYING TO STOP A VEHICLE. THE DRIVER DID THIS. HE WAITED AND WITHIN FOUR TENTHS OF A MILE HE CHOSE NOT TO PURSUE THE VEHICLE ANY FURTHER.))
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[VO-NAT]

Fralin suffered only scrapes but his friend, 16-year-old A-J Perdue, died later Saturday morning. Neither one was wearing a seatbelt, and police say they may have been drinking.
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[Floyd-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Floyd County investigators believe a cigarette sparked a weekend fire that killed a man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;]


Officials have not confirmed the man's identity, but neighbors say he was 44- year old Brian Streeter.
The victim was found dead in a mobile home at Batman Thumper Village yesterday.
The trailer did NOT have electricity.... authorities believe he'd been smoking and fell asleep.
Wanda Harris lives nearby. She had dinner with Streeter just hours before the fire.
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[SOT 00:27:37]
[IN Q=We grilled]

((WANDA HARRIS/NEIGHBOR: WE GRILLED OUT TOGETHER, SO, HE'D HAD A GOOD MEAL, TALKED ABOUT HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND YOU KNOW HE WAS IN A REAL GOOD MOOD, JUST LAUGHING AND TALKING ABOUT ADVENTURES IN HIS PAST.))
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[VO-NAT]


Kenny Kaye owns the mobile home park where Streeter had been doing maintenance work.
He says he let Streeter stay in the trailer rent free for the past few days, because he didn't have a place to live.
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[Georgia-Pacific]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A familiar part of the landscape in Big Island is about to become a thing of the past.
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For years, the smokestack at Georgia- Pacific's paper mill has been pouring clouds of white steam into the air.
But G-P is ready to install new technology that will reduce its toxic emissions by as much as 90 percent and eliminate the need for the mill's smokestack.
State and federal officials call it a great step forward in environmental protection.
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((BRADLEY CAMPBELL/ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY: SO WE REALLY NEED TO EMBARK ON WHAT IS A NEW GENERATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. AND THIS AGREEMENT TODAY THAT WE'RE CELEBRATING REALLY BRINGS TOGETHER MANY OF THE ELEMENTS THAT WE'LL NEED TO HAVE IN PLACE IF WE'RE GOING TO ADDRESS SOME OF OUR FUNDAMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECOLOGICAL CHALLENGES MOVING FORWARD.))
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Replacing the mill's existing smelter furnaces with the new black liquor gasification system will cost about 65 million dollars.
The agreement signed today calls on the federal government to pay half that.
Officials hope to have the new system up and running in two years.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Hundreds of people lost their jobs today as Winn-Dixie shut down several stores.
Details still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


They've tried poking them, netting them-- even sending other birds after them.
Now find out what may be the most colorful way to reduce Roanoke's pigeon population.
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[Pigeon-Paint]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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If Chicken Little thought the sky was falling, then maybe Roanoke pigeons will be fooled into thinking it too.
At least, that's what the Health Department hopes.
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After years of trying varous solutions to rid the downtown area of pigeon droppings, officials are willing to try anything.
Even suggesting downtown business owners paint their ledges and roofs to match the color of the sky so pigeons won't land there.
The Roanoke City Health Department got the idea from someone who said it worked in Korea.
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((DICK TABB/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH MANAGER: ON THE NORTH KOREAN SIDE, THEY DIDN'T HAVE THEIR BUILDINGS PAINTED SKY BLUE, ON THE SOUTH THEY DID, THE NORTH KOREANS HAD A PIGEON PROBLEM, THE SOUTH KOREANS DID NOT, AND IT WAS AN INTERESTING COMMENT AND IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE IF THAT'S PROVEN TO BE TRUE.))
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[VO NAT]
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals supports the safe alternative.
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[Hemings-Street]


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D-N-A evidence indicates she was Thomas Jefferson's long-time slave mistress, and the mother of some of his children.
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Tonight, Charlottesville citizens get to speak out on whether Sally Hemings should have a street named in her honor.
Opponents say the city should NOT romanticize the relationship Hemings had to Jefferson.
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((AGNES WHITE/HEMINGS STREET OPPONENT: HE TOTALLY AND ABSOLUTELY CONTROLLED EVERY FACET OF HER LIFE. AND I THINK WE ARE SENDING THE WRONG MESSAGE TO WOMEN-- TO ALL WOMEN, BUT ESPECIALLY TO BLACK WOMEN -- BECAUSE WHAT WE ARE TELLING THEM IS THAT YOU CAN GAIN CELEBRITY STATUS IF YOU ARE THE CONCUBINE OF A WHITE MALE.))19
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((VIRGINIA DAUGHERTY/CHARLOTTESVILLE MAYOR: I THINK THAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD DOES NOT THINK SHE'S BEING RECOGNIZED FOR THAT REASON. I THINK SHE'S BEING RECOGNIZED FOR HER-- REALLY SHE'S A ROLE MODEL AS A MOTHER OF MANY CHILDREN WHO GREW UP IN OUR COMMUNITY AND DID VERY WELL FOR THEMSELVES. ONE WAS THE HEAD CHEF AT MONTICELLO. ONE WAS THE HEAD OF THE BLACKSMITH SHOP.))23
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The mayor would like to see the street named for the Hemings family-- NOT just for Sally.
She says the Hemings family was set free -- and its members went on to become successful businesspeople.
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[Winn-Dixie]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Today was the last day on the job for hundreds of Winn- Dixie employees, as five local stores closed their doors for good.
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Three grocery stores in Lynchburg, one in Roanoke and another in South Boston were closed as part of a nationwide downsizing by the supermarket chain.
Shoppers were treated to thirty percent off their purchases, but with the inventory nearly gone, many shelves were bare.
They'll have to find a new store to patronize.
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((E.M. CREWS/WINN- DIXIE CUSTOMER: I'M VERY SURPRISED THAT THE STORE CLOSED AND I'LL CERTAINLY MISS IT BECAUSE IT'S A VERY NICE STORE TO COME SHOP AT AND ALWAYS WAS CONVENIENT AND WE ALWAYS PICKED UP GOOD ITEMS HERE AT THE STORE, SO WE WAS WONDERING WHY IT WAS CLOSING, WE DON'T KNOW JUST WHY.))
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[VO-NAT]


Dozens of Winn- Dixie stores across the Midwest and Southeast are being closed as the company tries to improve its overall efficiency.
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[Stocks]


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Wall Street took a breather from last week's big gains. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW gained 21-points and NASDAQ advanced eight.
The Bloomberg News-7 Index lost nearly two points.
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[Odyssey]


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Six local students won first place at this year's Odyssey of the Mind Competition. They beat 34 teams from all over the world.
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Crystal Spring Elementary students traveled to Knoxville to compete in the international problem solving competition.
The students created a weight-bearing wood structure.
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((MINE WAS LIKE A PYRAMID BUT WITH THE TOP CUT OFF SO IT WAS SLANTED, IT DID WEIGH 14.9 GRAMS, AND IT HELD 720 POUNDS.))
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[VO-NAT]


The students also put on a mini-musical about shrinking cancer cells.
They were among competators from across America and Asia.
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((THERE WERE LOTS OF GOOD TEAMS, THERE WAS VINCENT FROM PENNSYLVANIA, AND THEN CHINA, THOSE WERE THE TEAMS THAT WE REALLY THOUGHT WERE GOOD.))
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The kids credit their coaches Michele McLeod (Mc LEE-odd) and Joe Hedrick for providing inspiration.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, a ton of area teams are set for the VHSL state quarterfinals tomorrow night, we'll meet a team that's new to this experience. Plus, Peter Warrick signs for $42 million
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[VO-NAT]

and Deion hooks up with the Redskins in a $55 million dollar deal to bring him to DCTERMS.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-67 3844TC]
[GRAPHIC=REDSKINS]

We begin tonight just outside of the nation's capital at fed Ex Field in Landover, Maryland, where at this moment the Redskins are entertaining their newest acquisition - 11 year NFL veteran Deion Sanders.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Landover, MD; :00]

Primetime has been courted by the Redskins ever since he was released by the Cowboys last week He's now 32 years old and full of Cowboy bravado, but still thrilled to be Redskin.
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Another one of those Florida State Seminoles hit gold today in Ohio.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/This Afternoon; :00]

Peter Warrick, the Bengals top draft pick signed with Cincinnati for $42 million dollars over the next seven seasons.


The Sugar Bowl hero says it was important for him to sign quickly and avoid a long contract squabble. He got a $10 million dollar signing bonus.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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In one other NFL note, the murder charges against the Ravens' Ray Lewis have been dropped as part of plea agreement.

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[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00]

Lewis pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and was sentenced to a year's probation for obstruction of justice under Georgia's first offender act. Lewis and two friends were originally charged with murder, felony murder and aggravated assault in the stabbing of two men in the early morning hours of January 31st in Atlanta. As part of the deal, Lewis will have to testify against his co-defendants. The NFL says it will NOT suspend him.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-71 tc 27:19]
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The Lady Knights softball team has made history at Cave Spring.
The squad won the school's first regional title Friday.
First year head coach Beth Drombetta led the way, but she says the inspiration came from her predecessor and former boss Lynn Saunders.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./May 31;]


Saunders died of cancer last July.
The Lady Knights are 19 and six so far this season. During each game Mr. Saunders was always on their minds.
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[anchor=Mike]
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Cave Spring plays Woodside in the The Triple A state quarterfinals tomorrow night on Lynn Saunders Field.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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That's is one of just 14 games in either baseball, softball and soccer involving teams from the WDBJ-7 viewing area tomorrow night. Besides the Lady Knights, the Salem girls soccer team will hosting a state quarterfinal game tomorrow night against Virginia High, while the Martinsville girls soccer squad is home taking on Jefferson Forest. Two unbeatens in boy's soccer will also have home games as Radford and Blacksburg both host elite eight contests tomorrow night. The Byrd baseball team also will be home tomorrow, but several team have to hit the road for major trips. No one has more difficult trek than the James River Knights who must travel from Buchanan to Onley in eastern Accomack County. That's about an 8 hour ride.


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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
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The Avalanche is on a four game winning streak heading into this latest series with Potomac.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday;]


Those four wins came at home against Wilmington, Salem stays in the friendly confines of Memorial Baseball Stadium for the next three games.
The Cannons come into series on a two game win streak, both teams look very similar on paper.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]

Weather permitting the first pitch will be thrown at seven. [GRAPHIC=hold]