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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... The Roanoke City Police Department loses one of their own in a motorcycle accident.
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And a newborn fawn is rescued after its mother is hit and on the highway We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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Good morning, I'm Kate Weidaw.
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And I'm Andrew Freiden
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It Sunday And Welcome to New-7 Sunday Morning. There's lots of news and sports ahead, but first let's get a peek at the weather.
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A Roanoke city police officer is dead from a motorcycle accident. It happened while he was off-duty.
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Roanoke police say 31 year old year Connie Ray Lee was traveling on the 22-hundred block of Brambleton around 7-30 last night, when the motorcycle in front of him hit some loose gravel.
Police say Lee tried to take evasive action, left the roadway and was thrown off his motorcycle.
Lee died at 1 AM at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Connie Ray Lee joined the Roanoke Police Department in march of 1991. He served on the night watch in the Patrol Bureau.
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The 9 month Rubatex strike may soon be over, but that doesn't mean everyone who walked out can walk back in to a job.
Union workers have offered to return to work, and as Joy Sutton reports, company officials are now working on their response.
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It was less than a month ago -- that hundreds of striking Rubatex workers took their fight to the streets of downtown Bedford-- with a clear message.
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-- they would hold out until they got a fair contract.
But on Friday, Members of the United Steel Workers of America local 240 made an unconditional offer to the company that they would come back to work under the old contract after nine months on the picket line.
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Rubatex Plant Manager Larry Brookshier says the company is considering the offer.
And if it does agree -- that doesn't necessarily mean all of the striking workers would be called back.
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The local union president Richard Walker said Friday, that the decision was the right thing to do for the union and the community.
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AND UNION OFFICIALS SAY IF THE COMPANY DOESN'T ACCEPT THEIR OFFER -- THE UNION WILL FILE MORE UNFAIR LABOR CHARGES. JOY SUTTON, NEWS 7))
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Republicans have selected a Clinton as their candidate ... in Botetourt County's Amsterdam District.
They picked their candidate Saturday for the Board of Supervisors race in November.
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In a firehouse primary, Steve Clinton was chosen as the party's nominee --to fill the remaining years of the late David Mankin.
Bob Barrows was his challenger. This was Barrows second time running for the office.
Clinton has been serving as the district's supervisor for the past nine months.
But he say he's anxious to finish out the term.
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Clinton won 320 to 211.
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A date has been set for the televised debate between Senator Chuck Robb and Republican Senate Candidate George Allen.

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On October 22-nd the candidates will hold the debate at the University of Virginia. Allen challenged Senator Robb to five televised town hall style debates but it wasn't until yesterday that Robb agreed to this debate.
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Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato (SA-bato) will moderate the debate and the questions will be submitted by citizens.









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Perhaps you can forgive state police in Oregon for "fawning" over a young life they saved.
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The baby deer's mother was killed when it was struck by a motor home, and it was hardly a happy story at first for trooper Frank Lamport.
But as he pulled the deer's remains off the highway, he noticed something move. It was the fawn, still covered with its birth sac fluid.
Lamport took the infant deer to a vet, then to a wildlife rehab center, where the fawn is recovering nicely.
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The New Jersey Devils are kings of the hockey world.
They knocked off Dallas 2-1 in double overtime to capture the Stanley Cup.
Now here are this morning's scores.
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The birds take over the Roanoke Civic Center today. Patrick Evans is preening for his preview, just ahead.
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And later in the hour, our Virginia Profile looks
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The Roanoke Civic Center will be a big birdhouse later today, and you're invited.
Patrick Evans has a preview, and it looks like he's winging it.
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Pigeons in downtown Roanoke may soon be singing the blues and one of Roanoke's water supply sources is closed because of bacterial contamination.
Tonya Flory has more in this week's Healthcheck report.
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[Crystal-Springs] The Crystal Spring pumping station supplies water to about 20-percent of Roanoke homes -- but the plant is turned off until the city can build a filtration system. The health department found e-coli bacteria in untreated water. But Assistant City Manager for Operations Kit Kiser says the finished water that actually comes out of the tap did NOT test positive for coliform bacteria.
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((KIT KISER/ASST. CITY MANAGER: SOME OF THE SAMPLES OF THE RAW WATER WERE SHOWING NEGATIVE, NEGATIVE MEANS THEY WERE FILLING THE TEST, AND THE RAW WATER, I WANT TO EMPHASIZE IS BEFORE ANY TREATMENT OR DISINFECTION HAS OCCURRED THIS IS THE SAME WATER THAT OUR CITIZENS HAVING BEEN DRINKING FOR 100 YEARS, SINCE THIS PLACE WAS FOUNDED.))
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The filtration system will cost about three to six million dollars and take about 18 months to complete.
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The numbers are in on Lynchburg teenagers. A youth survey shows adolescents are at risk for engaging in unhealthy behaviors like drinking and taking drugs. Educators say the poll of sixth, ninth and twelfth grade students gives them a better idea of how to prevent children from taking part in unsafe actions. [Pigeon-Paint] The sky's NOT the limit when it comes to solutions for deterring pigeon droppings on downtown Roanoke buildings. Public health officials want to try and fix the pigeon problem by painting the town blue -- sky blue.
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((DICK TABB/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH MANAGER: WE HAD A READER I BELIEVE FROM WASHINGTON DC WHO SUGGESTED WE USE A BLUE PAINT ON LEDGES AND THE TOPS OF BUILDINGS THAT HE HAD INFORMATION THAT THIS WOULD ACTUALLY REPEL PIGEONS AND WE DON'T HAVE THAT CONFIRMED YET.))
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Bird droppings can lead to serious health concerns for humans causing fungal infections in the lungs. PETA -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is in favor of the paint idea. Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check.[Health-Bump] [No anchor toss here] [Take full screen bump Chyron 7158]

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Syrian President Hafez (HAH-Fez) Assad will be buried Tuesday in his home village.
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Thousands poured into the streets of Syria yesterday to mourn his death.
Syria's ruling party has unanimously nominated Assad's son Bashar as the nation's next president.
Assad ruled Syria for 30 years. He was 69 years old.
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A big night at the Roanoke Civic Center as the Steam captures a win over the Greensboro Prowlers.
Roy Stanley has those highlights and more. Good Morning Roy.
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The New Jersey Devils have captured hockey's Stanley Cup with a 2-to-1 double-overtime victory over Dallas .. to win the series in six games.
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The Devils won it on Jason Arnott's goal in the second overtime. The Devils had peppered Dallas goalie Ed Belfour in both overtimes. They outshot the Stars 14-to-2 in the 31 and a-half minutes of the extra periods. It's the second Stanley Cup for the Devils, who also won it in 1995.
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The decision to split up Microsoft could have a financial impact in areas far away from the company's headquarters in Washington State ... like Roanoke.
News 7 Business Reporter Jennifer Miele takes a look at the impact in this week's Business Review.
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[STANDUP] ((This week in Review.... The much-anticipated decision arrived on Wednesday. A Federal Judge ordered Microsoft to split into two separate companies; Some local business owners who have come to rely on Microsoft are worried.
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Microsoft has already announced that it will appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.
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A fraudulent flyer has infiltrated Roanoke. The flyer was created by the Debt Payment Club. The company promises to pay off everything from your credit card bills to your child support. The better business bureau has receive 13 complaints about the company including false advertising charges.
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[VO] [Tape: lb 5 at 48:55 or lb 11 at 22:46] Optical Cable of Roanoke announced an all-time sales high this week; The fiber-optic company sold over 6 million dollars worth of video and audio transmission. The momentous achievement nearly doubled last May's sales. [STANDUP] That's this week's business review, I'm Jennifer Miele.))


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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning...... A Roanoke city police officer is killed in a motorcycle accident.
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And it's a big birthday party-- for the largest crocodile around.
Those stories and more in just a few minutes.
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It's (time) on Sunday Welcome back to News-7 Sunday morning.
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The Roanoke Police department is mourning the loss of an officer in a motorcycle accident last night. It happened while he was off-duty.
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Roanoke police say 31 year old year Connie Ray Lee was traveling on the 22-hundred block of Brambleton around 7-30 last night, when the motorcycle in front of him hit some loose gravel.
Police say Lee tried to take evasive action, left the roadway and was thrown off his motorcycle.
Lee died at 1 AM at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Connie Ray Lee joined the Roanoke Police Department in march of 1991. He served on the night watch in the Patrol Bureau.
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Rubatex plant officials in Bedford are now working on their response, to the strikers' offer to return to work.
While the 9 month strike may soon be over, there are no guarantees that everyone who walked out has a job waiting inside.
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On Friday, Members of the United Steel Workers of America local 240 made an unconditional offer to the company that they would come back to work under the old contract after nine months on the picket line. Rubatex Plant Manager Larry Brookshier says the company is considering the offer.
And if it does agree -- that doesn't necessarily mean all of the striking workers would be called back.
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Union officials say even if the workers do go back, negotiations will continue with Rubatex until a new contract is reached.
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And union leaders say if the company doesn't accept their offer, the Steelworkers will file more unfair labor charges.

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He says he will hit every city and county in the Commonwealth between now and November.
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Democratic Senator Chuck Robb says he thinks he's at a disadvantage to Republican George Allen-- who's had more time to campaign.
So Robb's making a low key promise to hit every part of Virginia.
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((SEN. CHUCK ROBB/D-VIRGINIA: IT'S BASICALLY SORT OF A SELF-IMPOSED DISCIPLINE TO MAKE SURE I GET BACK TO SOME OF THE PLACES I MIGHT MISS ON SOME OCCASIONS. IT'S VERY DIFFERENT. WHEN I WAS GOVERNOR, I WAS HERE IN RICHMOND, I WAS IN CONTROL OF MY OWN SCHEDULE, AND I COULD GET ALL OVER THE COMMONWEALTH AT ANY TIME. WHEN YOU'RE IN WASHINGTON, YOU'RE BASICALLY ON A 15 MINUTE TETHER.))
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The promise comes after weeks of attacks from the Allen campaign that Robb is "hiding in Washington."

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What's it like to be 13 years old and on trial for murder?
One of the youngest people ever to do so tells Ed Bradley.
Nathaniel Abraham wanted to be a basketball player before he was charged with murder at the age of 11.
Now he wants to go to law school.
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That story and more on 60 Minutes tonight at seven here on your Hometown Station.



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The world's biggest crocodile is celebrating his 28-th birthday today.
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This two thousand pound 19 foot reptile feasted on chicken, beef, and fish that was arranged as a birthday cake. The crocodile made a name for himself when he entered the Guinness Book of World Records back in 19-89.
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Still to come on News 7....... Virginia Profile looks at Ward Burton, the NASCAR driver with a big interest in wildlife.
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And we'll meet a Bedford County woman with a different animal interest. She's breeding horses, and carrying on a family tradition.
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The popularity of auto racing is gaining speed throughout the country...Just ask any NASCAR driver.
Ward Burton is a South Boston native and a national celebrity in NASCAR.
Inbetween recent races, he talked to Surae Chinn about the growing sport, his family life and competing with his brother .. for today's Virginia Profile.
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(open nats of racing) Ward Burton is on the fast track...(natpop)..literally. 200 miles an hour in a stockcar is everyday traffic for him.
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((WARD BURTON/NASCAR DRIVER: WHEN I GET IN THE RACE CAR I FEEL INVINCIBLE. WHEN I GET IN THE RACE CAR I FEEL I'M JUST IN CONTROL AS DOING THIS INTERVIEW WITH YOU.))
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But he didn't always have that control...like the time his dad took him to a go cart race in Halifax County at the age of 8.
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((WARD: I SPUN OUT IN THE HEAT RACE WON THE FEATURE RACE AND AFTER THAT DAD WAS AS ENTHUSIASTIC AS I WAS.))
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Enthusiasm for racing runs in the family. His younger brother Jeff is also a renowned driver.... The competition between them can heat up on the racetrack, but the two keep it in perspective.
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((WARD: HIS JOB IS TO BEAT ME AS WELL AS EVERYONE ELSE AND MINE'S THE SAME. IT DEFINITELY CREATES TENSION ON THE RACE TRACK BUT IT'S HEALTHY TENSION.))
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Although number 22 thrives on racing, his family comes first. Burton has been married to his wife Tabatha for 10 years, together they have two children Sarah and Jeb.
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((WARD: I FEEL GUILTY WHEN I GOTO RACES AND THEY CAN'T GO. ))
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((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: TIME WITH FAMILY IS SHORT. THERE IS ONLY ONE MONTH OUT OF THE YEAR WHEN WARD IS NOT BOUNCING FROM TRACK TO TRACK RACING OR TESTING. BUT TIME IS NOT THE ONLY THING HIS FAMILY WORRIES ABOUT.))
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Afterall Dad has a dangerous job...making Tabatha a nervous spectator.
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((WARD: SHE OBVIOUSLY WORRIES A LOT MORE THAN THE CHILDREN.)) [RUNS:03]
That makes it all too clear in light of last months fatal accident of 18 year old Adam Petty.
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((WARD: THERE'S REALLY NO WORDS THAT CAN SPEAK OF THE REMORSE YOU FEEL FOR THE PETTY FAMILY OR ADAM.))
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Besides his love for racing, and his family, Burton has another passion: wildlife preservation.
He created a tax deductible foundation in his name to raise funds for projects to preserve natural resources.
And from time to time he'll go before the Halifax county board of supervisors to support various wildlife causes.

((WARD: I THINK AT THE END OF THE DAY WHEN I'M GONE AND BURIED SOMEWHERE IN THIS COUNTY, WHAT I DO IN THE WILDLIFE AND CONSERVATION IS GOING TO BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHAT I DID ON THE RACE TRACK.))
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But it's on the race track that fans can't get enough of him Surae Chinn, News7, Halifax County.
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Hot weather is a good excuse as any to sit down in a cool theater.
Roger Ebert has three different recommendations in mind this weekend, and the movies are all quite different.
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You can see Roger Ebert's reviews today at Eleven here on Your Hometown Station. [2-shot toss to bump]


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Rosalie Eldridge is carrying on a family traditon.
She watched her father work in the horse business, her children grew up showing horses, now she's working to breed the best horses in the show business.
Denise Allen has more in sports extra.
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((ROSALIE ELDRIDGE/HORSE BREEDER: DAD WAS THE ONE WHO WANTED THE KIDS TO SHOW WHEN HE DIED I INHERITED HIS HORSES. THERE YOU GO TURN AROUND AND LOOK AT THAT.))
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Rosalie Eldridge's brood mare, Gossip, has a new foal on the ground. The young filly is one of many horses Rosalie has helped bring into the world.
Rosalie started breeding American Saddlebreds back in 1977 and since then she hasn't minded getting her hands dirty. During one delivery the foal's head was stuck so Rosalie went in.
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Just one of many successful deliveries at Holly Woods Farms. Rosalie is proud of the babies she produces. Harlem's Hey Look at Me sold for six thousand dollars at three months old. At two years old the stallion's estimated worth was 60-thousand
Rosalie researches the stallions she uses and chooses the ones with the qualities she would like to see reproduced.
It's a business that's all in the family. Her son Bob is carrying on the family tradition. In fact the land itself is a family heirloom.
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It's passed down the line on the female side of the family, so one day Rosalie's oldest daughter will make Holly Woods Farms home. And Rosalie says the family's tradition of breeding saddlebreds will continue as well.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports. ))

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A disappointing day for the William Byrd baseball team. Roy Stanley has those highlights and more. Good Morning Roy.
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The New Jersey Devils skated their way to the Stanley Cup last night over the Dallas Stars. The Devils won 2 to 1 in double overtime to capture the cup for the second time in six years.
Here are the rest of your scores.

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Now that summer is arriving, you might start hitting the gym to work off those extra winter pounds.
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But if you live in Venice Beach California, keeping in shape is the name of the game.
The sight of muscles was every where yesterday as dozens of competitors turned out for the annual Muscle Beach Bench Press Contest.
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