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Coming up on NEWS 7 at six.
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State police and sheriff's deputies comb a secluded area in Montgomery County in search of a pair of missing hikers.
The latest in a live report.
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And an elderly man is struck and killed on his way to the mailbox.

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In sports, the Steam and the Wrath are in action tonight here in the Star City, Tiki Barber talks about the addition of Ron Dayne to the Giants
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and Virginia Tech aquires the son of a Redskin, this top recruit in sports.
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It was a very pleasant and comfortable day for most-- a few scattered storms did pop up North of Lynchburg. A check of the radar and your Independence day forecast coming up. [open]
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A search by land and air leads to two missing hikers.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

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The two hikers were rescued after spending three days in the woods without food, and with very little water.
They began their hike at the Serenity House in Floyd County.
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The hikers were found not far away in the Fischers View Mountain area .. a rugged region near the Floyd-Montgomery County line.
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Joy Sutton followed the search and rescue effort. She is in Shawsville tonight.
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An elderly Roanoke County man was struck and killed this morning on his way to the mailbox.
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Authorities say 89- year old Winford Lester was crossing Sugar Loaf Mountain Road on foot when he was struck around eleven A-M.
Investigators do NOT expect to file any charges against the driver.
They say Lester started to cross the road and stopped when he saw the car.
But then he started to walk again and that's when he was struck.
Investigators believe Lester may have had a vision problem.
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A federal appeals court has turned down the appeal of Jens Soering.
Soering is the German diplomat's son convicted of killing his girlfriend's parents in suburban Lynchburg in 1985.
The court yesterday rejected Soering's claims that he was illegally interrogated and that prosecutors withheld evidence crucial to his defense.
Soering is serving two life sentences for stabbing Derek and Nancy Haysom to death in their home.


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An overheated clothes dryer sitting too close to combustibles is listed as the cause ..
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of the fire that damaged a Danville home yesterday.
Marcus Luck was asleep inside the Garland Street house when the fire started.
He escaped without injury.
Firefighters needed about two hours to put out the flames.
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Taxes were at the heart of a town hall style meeting this morning in Salem.
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The meeting at Salem City Hall was organized by Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
The Republican says taxes, the budget and government spending are often the subject of discussion when he meets with voters.
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Goodlatte says he tries to organize town hall style meetings several times a year.
He says it not only gives him a chance to listen but also an opportunity to explain the political process.
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Abortion rights supporters in Virginia are wasting little time reacting to a Supreme Court ruling.
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia filed a motion yesterday, asking a federal appeals court to overturn the state's law banning late-term procedures that opponents call partial birth abortion.
The action was filed two days after the U-S Supreme Court struck down a similar law in Nebraska.
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In 1999 the federal appeals court ALLOWED Virginia's law banning late-term abortions to stand.
But abortion rights supporters think the appeals court may reverse its decision after the High Court's ruling Wednesday.
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Virginia Attorney General Mark Earley has already said he anticipates he'll have to rewrite the 1998 law.

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This was a graduation week of sorts for some of the inmates at the Pittsylvania County Jail.
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It's not your traditional cap and gown ceremony. They won't even receive a diploma.
But they will receive a certificate for completing a program called Victim Impact Criterion Education or VICE.
The 12 week program exposes inmates to how their crime impacted their victims.
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Many of these graduates have developed a newsletter that includes apologies and confessions.
Other inmates received certificates in food and safety management.
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Virginia's foster parents may soon be able to spank children in their care, but there are limits. That story is still ahead.
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And you can't do this in Virginia any more. New traffic laws take effect today .. we have the details.
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Several new traffic laws take effect today.
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For starters, this is no longer legal.
Children under 16 are not allowed in the beds of pickup trucks any more.
Other notable changes .. adults learning to drive can only take the license test three times in three months. They must also go to driving school or hold a learner's permit for 30 days.
First-time drunk drivers with blood alcohol levels at or above 2-point-oh must now spend at least five days in jail.
And you can't let things like license plate holders and covers obscure the plate's readability.
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Foster parents in Virginia may soon be allowed to spank their foster children ... as long as the swats are not legally abusive.
The state Board of Social Services has voted to change its rules .. which prohibit spanking of any kind.
The new regulations would take effect November first.


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Only 17 nesting pairs of (pair-uh-grin) peregrine falcons are known to exist in Virginia.
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So a new family of five is moving on up to the north side of the river in Richmond.
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Tonight's the big night for the 26 Miss Virginia contestants.
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One of them is crowned this evening. That story and more when News 7 at 6 returns.
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First Union is making major changes to boost profits and Bell Atlantic employees are calling company officials to the bargaining table. Jennifer Miele has those stories and more in this week's Business Review.
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This week in review... First Union has announced that it will be selling its Money Store and credit card business to put profits on an upswing.
The bank also plans to sell than 80 branches and terminate 600 employees in eastern states. Those sell-offs include First Union banks in Wytheville, Pearisburg, and Staunton. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
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100 Bell Atlantic union employees staged an informational picket at the Roanoke site on Monday. Employees say they are overworked and under too much stress.
Picketers met with the company's CEO to discuss terms of a new contract.
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General Electric and its unions may be close to a new contract agreement, their old one expired Sunday.
Workers at G-E's Salem plant rallied in April for better job security. They say high-paying jobs are disappearing.
Union employees will vote on the new contract next Thursday. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE] [TAPE: VA TECH E.D.]
Virginia Tech is opening an Economic Development office with the Roanoke Valley Economic Development Partnership in Franklin Plaza.
Officials say the satellite office will help Southwestern Virginia bring businesses like the new Bio-Technical Center to town.
The partnership has assisted with 730 million dollars in investments since 1983. [PRE-PRO of Stockmarket Figures]
The Dow gained 50 points to close at 10,447, and the NASDAQ was up 88.89 to finish at 3966.12.
I'm Jennifer Miele and that's this week's Business Review.

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The big night is almost here for the 26 contestants vying to be called Miss Virginia.
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Last night the competition that kicked off Thursday continued, as judges considered talent, among other things, as they narrow the number of contestants down to ten.
Tonight those ten will be announced - and the new Miss Virginia will be crowned.
You can meet the new Miss Virginia...
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She will join us in the studio for News 7 Sunday Morning. That newscast starts at 8.
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The Wrath is also in action tonight. Major league Baseball as the Braves and the Mets tangle in New York
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and Roy Stanley tells us that you will get a look at possibly the next George Lynch. The story of an AAU athlete whose future is bright.
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The Roanoke Steam returns to the Roanoke Civic center tonight to face the Birmingham Steel Dogs in an seven o'clock kick off. And the Steam will have a new look for fans tonight.
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We should say a patriotic look. In keeping with our 4th of July-independence celebration, the Steam will dawn jerseys resembling our nation flag.
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Both Ronde and Tiki spent this last week donating their time and efforts to teach the game of football to kids of the Roanoke Valley in their annual camp. Tiki comes into camp the top runner with the Giants and welcomes the addition of the Giants top pick, big bruiser and Heisman trophy winner Ron Dayne.
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Virginia Tech lineman Chad Beasley soon won't be the only Hokie with a dad that played with the Washington Redskins.
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Back on April first when the Hokies opened spring practice, former Redskin tight end Don Warren and his son Blake were on hand to check out the practice and visit with the Tech coaching staff. Blake is a rising senior at Centreville high school in Northern Virginia and is a defensive back. He has decided to play his college football for the Hokies. He was recruited by Tech defensive back coach Lorenzo Ward.
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The Daytona International Speedway will be buzzing tonight with the 17th race of the season, the Pepsi 400.
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You can catch the 400 mile-160 lap race right here on your Hometown Station WDBJ 7 at eight o'clock tonight. Dale Jarrett starts on the pole. Watch the race tonight right here on WDBJ.

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ON to the Craftsman Truck Series and the DieHard 200 that hit the asphalt at the Milwaukee mile. The newcomers are rising fast not only in Winston Cup but in the trucks series as well as rookie Kurt Busch takes the checkered flag in this one. He is just 21 years old and, after four runner up finishes he notches his first Craftsman Truck Series victory. Busch also started from the pole position. The youngster needed just 14 truck starts to notch his first win. Randy Tolsma finished second followed by Greg Biffle, then Steve Grissom and Andy Houston rounded out the top five.

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Roanoke's premiere soccer team, the Roanoke Wrath, is back in action tonight. The Wrath battles Charlotte at 7:30 at Victory Stadium. Roanoke comes into the game with a 3 and 5 record while Charlotte is an impressive 9-0 and 2 and a top the D-3 Pro League.

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For 22 years Joe Gaither has either watched or coached some of the best talent in the Roanoke Valley.
But its not every year that a kid develops into the athlete that Mijuan Curtis is Roy Stanley has this report on a kid Gaither says has the potential to be the next George Lynch.
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((Following in the foot steps of George Lynch is a major task for any young basketball player.
But at the age of 13, Gaither says Curtis has the tools to join Lynch as one of the top athletes to come out of the Roanoke Valley.)) ((JOE GAITHER/ROANOKE HAWKS HEAD COACH)) ((MIJUAN CURTIS/HAWKS POINT GUARD)) ((Curtis is an eighth grader at Ruffner Middle School. But he already dreams of the day that he can take his basketball skills to next level. Curtis plans to skip playing 8-th grade hoops and move up to the William Fleming junior varsity.)) ((CURTIS)) ((Curtis has competed at the national level the past five years in track. He'll get his first national exposure in basketball when the Hawks compete in the National A-A-U tournament.
Gaither says Curtis is one of those kids who wants the ball in pressure situations but he's still able to play within the team concept.)) ((GAITHER)) ((Curtis is also a star football player but he says his heart belongs to basketball. Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
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Good Evening.
A new Miss Virginia will be crowned tonight in Roanoke. We'll show you who's heading for Atlantic City in September.

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A search through a rugged area of Montgomery County finds two missing hikers. We'll have the latest on their conditions.
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A man heading for the mailbox is struck and killed as he crosses the road. Police say they do not expect to charge the driver.
One of Hollywood's best-known character actors is dead. Walter Matthau died of a heart attack early today.
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And, a four-day festival is continuing in Denmark, where eight people were trampled to death and 25 injured last night.
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