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John Hager embarks on what may be at the same time the longest and largest political campaign in history.
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Also coming up on NEWS 7: the beautiful, but deadly, Crabtree Falls... how it is that 23 people have ignored the warning signs... falling to their death.
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Tonight on News 7 sports, Herman Moore arrives in Southside to pay tribute to his late high school coach. The Horse show and a top notch local tennis star are also making news, along
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with the Atlanta Braves, who do it with defense today as they beat the Cubs at Turner Field.
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The ever changing forecast is now calling for drier air and a bit of sunshine as well. Details and the beach forecast just ahead.

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((LT. GOV. JOHN HAGER/(R) CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WE'RE IN A WONDERFUL TIME. NOW WE NEED TO SEIZE THE MOMENT.))
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It will be the longest official campaign for governor in Virginia history.
Lieutenant Governor John Hager tries to keep a good thing going.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

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He's been a loyal lieutenant to Jim Gilmore.
He championed George Allen from a Republican party post.
Now John Hager wants to be the governor.
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Ellen Qualls is in Richmond, where "Operation Triple Play" kicks off tonight.
What's "Operation Triple Play?"
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Keith, it's a way to start an official campaign for governor earlier than anyone ever has in Virginia, while politely trying to NOT overshadow this year's candidates.
So Operation Triple Play is about George Allen for Senate and George Bush for President this year-- and John Hager for governor in 2001.
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(( The early start is all about Earley-- Mark Earley, that is.
Since party insiders picked a convention earlier this month as the way one of these two men will be nominated next spring, the Hager camp has promised to build a massive grassroots organization that Hager hopes will stack the largest campaign in U-S political history.
Hager wants to take his one term at the helm of the Senate, and his career as a tobacco executive and civic volunteer to the top.
He's already the first lieutenant governor in America to use a wheelchair-- after contracting polio from his son.


So far, there's NO instant theme, like "no car tax" was for Jim Gilmore.
On taxes, for instance, he says this:
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((FACT IS THESE ARE BOUNTEOUS TIMES. AND WE CERTAINLY DON'T NEED TO INCREASE TAXES IN THESE BOUNTEOUS TIMES.)) [runs:04]
Notice he said we don't need to increase... not even suggesting a cut.
That may be a careful look at the burdens on the state when the car tax cut is fully phased in.
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((JOHN HAGER: OF COURSE THE UNKNOWN CAN ALWAYS BE THERE, BUT I DON'T SEE ANYTHING ON THE HORIZON RIGHT NOW THAT SUGGESTS THAT OUR ECONOMY'S GOING TO TANK.)) [RUNS:10]))
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We wanted to show you the coolness measure of any modern candidate: his website.
But it was to come online at 6pm, as Hager made his official announcement down at the Tredegar Iron Works here in Richmond.
So run to your computer and type in johnhager-dot-com, or get to it through wdbj7.com.
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(QUESTION: And whoever wins the Republican nomination would face Democrat Mark Warner next fall?)


That's right. And the distinction we're making today is that eve both Earley and Warner are already running-- they haven't kicked off an official campaign.


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The parents of seven Virginia schoolchildren are going to court over a mandatory moment of silence in state classrooms.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit today in Alexandria, saying the new law violates the constitutional mandate for the separation of church and state.
The state Superintendent of Public Instruction last week advised teachers to NOT mention prayer as an option for the moment of silence.
But Attorney General Mark Earley then declared teachers need NOT refrain from suggesting it.
The U-S Supreme Court ruled this week that student-led prayer at high school football games was UNconstitutional.

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They call it "the Siren of Crabtree Falls".. her song has lured 23 people to their death over the years.. the latest fatality occurred there this past weekend.
Steve Smallshaw tells us the tragic accidents are a grim reminder of how deadly Nelson County's popular tourist spot can be.
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It's one of the most scenic spots in a county known for its natural beauty.. the picturesque 12- hundred foot Crabtree Falls draws thousands of visitors to its trails every year.
They're greeted by signs like this: reminders of how dangerous the falls can be for those who choose to venture off the trail, beyond the railings and onto the rocks. [Standup 00:11:54] ((Even with all the warning signs and railings in place, forest officials say on a hot, summer day, this cold, rushing water can lure people into making a fatal mistake.))
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((HALL: PEOPLE WANT TO GET IN THE WATER.. THEY'RE HOT OR MAYBE THEY JUST LIKE TO PLAY IN THE WATER, IT'S JUST A HUMAN TENDENCY AND THEY GET OVER TO THE EDGE. PEOPLE JUST DON'T REALIZE HOW DANGEROUS THE ROCKS ARE, THEY'RE COVERED WITH A REALLY SLIMY ALGAE THAT SOMETIMES YOU DON'T SEE, AND YOU LOSE YOUR FOOTING AND OFF YOU GO.))
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Gravity and the rushing water do the rest.
But the tragedies aren't limited to humans.. officials say pets also have been lost over the falls, including two dogs this past Sunday.
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They urge owners to keep their pets on a leash while using the trail.
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((BILLY WATKINS/HIKER: THE RULES ARE THERE FOR OUR SAFETY AND COMMON SENSE.. YOU CAN LOOK AT THE FALLS AND SEE WHERE YOU CAN JUST COME RIGHT OFF THE SIDE OF IT NOT THINKING ABOUT IT.))
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Forest officials hope this latest accident serves as a reminder to hikers that they should enjoy the falls within the posted limits.. they don't want to have to change the signs again.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Nelson County.))

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D-N-A analysis isn't just for scientists anymore.
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That's what more than 130 science teachers and college professors from around the country found out at Virginia Tech today.
The teachers got hands-on experience with the latest techniques in genetic research at the school's Fralin Biotechnology Center.
It's part of a three-day workshop to help teachers take the latest techniques from the lab to their classrooms.
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((REBECCA ROSS/CAVE SPRINGS H.S. TEACHER: FRALIN BIOTECH CENTER HERE AT VIRGINIA TECH HAS HAD AN OUTREACH PROGRAM SINCE 1993, SO WE ESTIMATE THAT PROBABLY, 150,000 STUDENTS HAVE BEEN INFLUENCED BY THE TEACHERS THAT LEARN THESE TECHNIQUES AND THEN GO BACK TO THE CLASSROOM.))
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Biotechnology is a science that uses biological processes to solve health and environmental problems.
This is Virginia Tech's fifth year hosting the conference.
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Next on News 7, Roanoke teenagers have a chance to rock the music world-- by recording and releasing their own C-D's
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And tanks will soon be rolling through Pittsylvania County.
Find out why later in the newscast.
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A non-profit music studio in Roanoke lets teenagers jam on instruments and recordin equipment, as long as they don't use drugs, foul language or violence.
Tonight the kids at the Downtown Music Lab are releasing their own C-D.
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Tina Tenret is at the studio with more tonight.
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The blueprints of a local merger are now set in stone.
The Coachmen Housing Group has finalized the purchase of Mod-U-Kraf Homes in Rocky Mount.
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Modular home sales are expected to reach the 200 million dollar mark by the end of the year.
Mod-U-Kraf officials say the merger will keep business flourishing.
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((THE BONUS, I THINK, IS HAVING THE FINANCIAL BACKING OF A MAJOR CORPORATION. AND WE ARE IN A BUSINESS THAT REQUIRES CAPITAL, AND THIS GIVES US ACCESS TO THAT CAPITAL.))
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Mod-U-Kraf's stock nearly doubled in value with the announcement of the merger.
The Company will be traded on the New York Stock Exchange as Coachmen Industries.
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Interest rate jitters and profit-taking sent Wall Street lower today. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW dropped 122 points, NASDAQ plunged 127.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index lost about half a point.
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When the transfer is complete, Pittsylvania County will be home to the country's largest collection of military armor outside of the U-S Army.
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The first shipment of tanks and armored cars arrived today.
Nearly one hundred of them will travel from New York to the Tank Museum on highway 29 near Danville.
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((WILLIAM GASSER/TANK MUSEUM DIRECTOR: IT'S A COLLECTION THAT CAN NEVER BE REPLACED. WOULDN'T YOU WANT TO HAVE YOUR CHILDREN LEARN ABOUT WAR IN A MUSEUM. WHAT BETTER WAY THAN IN A MUSEUM?))
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((DAVID KALBACKER/PUBLIC RELATIONS: FROM A HISTORICAL STANDPOINT ITS A WAY TO REMEMBER THE PAST BY SAVING ONE OR TWO ITEMS FROM THE PAST. THIS ARMORED CAR BEHIND ME THERE'S ONLY A FEW OF THEM LEFT. AND SOON THERE ONLY BE JUST THAT FEW LEFT.))
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The American Armored Foundation will not open the museum to the public for at least a year.
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Danville has never had an official facility for the Boys and Girls Club. But that's about to change.
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This afternoon the organization announced construction plans of a 14 thousand square foot facility off Industrial Avenue. Instead of a ground-breaking ceremony, they held seed-sowing ceremony.
The building will house after school activities, a gymnasium and other recreation opportunities for disadvantaged children.
Detroit Lions Wide Receiver and Danville native Herman Moore attended the event. He was also a major contributor to the organization.
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((HERMAN MOORE/DETROIT LIONS: TO COME BACK HERE MEANS A LOT. I KNEW I WANTED TO GIVE BACK IT WAS A MATTER OF WHAT AND WHEN. THAT WAS THE BIG ISSUE I HAD.))
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((BOB BEECY/BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB: THERE'S NOT A LOT OF RECREATION IN DANVILLE NOW WE WILL HAVE A FACILITY FOR CHILDREN AND BE ABLE TO TRANSPORT KIDS.))
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The building should be complete by the end of the year.
The United Way, the National Boys and Girls Club, businesses and private donors all helped to make it happen.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, the Braves get the best of the Cubs. We'll check out one of the feel good stories from this week's horse show.
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And Denise Allen introduces us to a tennis player on a mission.
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We begin this afternoon at Turner Field where the Braves Terry Mulholland gave up 13 hits but was still a winner
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as the Braves beat the Cubs. This one was all about good defense in the early going. Shortstop Walt Weiss makes the unbelievable stop and throw to first for the putout in the top of the first inning for the Braves. Then the golden one - Andruw Jones would make two super catches to save extra base hits. First the dive that robs Mark Grace, and then the running one hander that save another run. The Braves would get an offensive boost from Reggie Sanders, who gets this two out single up the middle to drive in two runs.
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The Braves beat the Cubs 6-to-4 and welcome Milwaukee to town tomorrow.
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This year's Roanoke Valley Horse show is turning out to be a new beginning for Bent Tree Farms out of Shawsville.


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It was May 29-th of last year when fire destroyed a major barn on the Shawsville property killing several show horses.
Construction began on a new barn this past April.
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The structure is almost completed and owne Karen Waldron hopes to fill the stables with show horses in the next six weeks.
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((KAREN WALDRON/BENT TREE FARMS: LAST YEAR WE HAD A PHENOMINAL HORSE SHOW RIGHT AFTER THE FIRE AND IT JUST MAKES YOU REALIZE REGARDLESS OF WHAT ELS IS GOING ON WE HAVE A DUTY TO OUTSELVES TO THE HORSES WE HAVE HERE TO OUR CUSTOMERS TO GO AHEAD AND GIVE IT OUR BEST.))
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Waldron and her riders were at their best last night winning several blue ribbons.
And like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, Waldron, herself, won the the top prize in the Friesian horse division, a category her own stables started at last year's horse show.
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((WALDRON: PROBABLY THE MOST INTERESTING THING WE'RE DOING AT THE HORSE SHOW THIS YEAR IS HELPING SPONSOR A DIVISION FOR THE FRIESIAN HORSES. THEY'RE FROM HOLLAND AND FIRST HAD THOSE CLASSES LAST YEAR AND LAST NIGHT I SHOWED THE HORSE THAT WON THE CLASS NAMED FLORIST.))
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The festivities continues tonight in Salem with among other things the stick horse races.


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Emily Nester has anchored the Radford High School tennis team for four years.
The state champion is now a rising college freshman, and her accomplishments on the court have now landed her in Sports Illustrated.
But as Denise Allen tells us it's her mission work that taking her around the world.
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(( Tiger Woods may be on the cover of Sports Illustrated, but soon one of Southwest Virginia's own will be in the national magazine.
Radford native Emily Nester will be in the "Faces in the Crowd" column.
Emily earned the state's tennis triple crown, winning the singles, doubles and team high school state championships.
She says it's her outlook on tennis that's helped her succeed.
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DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 SPORTS: WHILE TENNIS IS A BIG PART OF HER LIFE, EMILY KEEPS THE IMPORTANCE OF THE GAME IN PERSPECTIVE.
SHE GIVES GOD ALL THE CREDIT FOR HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
AND SHE'LL SPEND MOST OF THE SUMMER WORKING FOR HIM.
EMILY LEAVES FOR A MONTH LONG MISSION TRIP TO NEW ZEALAND JULY FOURTH.
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Emily will go to Bridgewater College in the fall. And yes she'll play tennis for the Eagles.
She says the game helps balance her life.
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Emily may not grace the cover of Sports Illustrated as a pro, but she says the tennis will always be a part of her life.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports. ))


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Funeral services for Ed Martin, the former GW Danville football coach will be held tomorrow morning at eleven at the school's auditorium. This afternoon, his most successful former player arrived in Danville pay his respects.
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The Roanoke County School Board is expected to decided tonight who will attend the new South County High School.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Keith/Newsroom]


Jean Jadhon joins us from the newsroom with details.
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Keith, the school board has considered three different redistricting plans.
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The school board must decide which schools will feed into the new high school and which will feed the existing Cave Spring High School.
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We'll have the board's decision and parent reaction tonight on News 7 at Eleven.
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Keith,