[7-11Pulaski-Murder]

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A Pulaski county woman is dead, and police have charged her roomate with murder.
Authorities say it started as an altercation between the two women at a home in the Lillydell Section of Pulaski County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.]


26 year -old Sherry Lisa Cressell has been charged with 2nd degree murder.
A family member of Cressell's says the two women had been friends for a while.
Authorities are not releasing the name of the victim at this time. She was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before 3 A.M yesterday.

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A Richmond-area man was found dead yesterday in Highland County's gorge area.
Investigators identify him as 48 year old Harold (Bows) Bowes of Mechanicsville.
His body has been sent to the state medical examiner for further investigation. Highland County authorities are not yet releasing further information.




[7-11Parkway-Accident]


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[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=ejo]
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A motorcycle accident yesterday on the Blue Ridge Parkway has sent one man to the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]


It happened yesterday afternoon near the Floyd-Franklin County line.
He was airlifted to Roanoke for treatment of multiple injuries.
Reports from the scene indicate he was aboard one of three motorcycles riding together near the Devils's backbone.
No word yet on the cause ... or the victim's identity or condition.
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[7-11Rescue-Mission]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=jsu]
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The Roanoke Rescue Mission wants people to know it is an art gallery beginning today, in addition to being a shelter.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Now local artists can showcase their work at the Mission.
Today marks the start of the third annual, "Shelter Show" which features the work of both amateur and professional artists.
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[SOT 38:10]
[IN Q=There are a lot]

((THERE ARE A LOT OF ARTIST OUT THERE WHO WOULD LIKE TO GET THEIR WORK OUT . BUT THEY JUST DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET STARTED. AND THIS IS A NON THREATENING WAY TO GET STARTED AND REALLY PERKS THINGS UP HERE AT THE SHELTER))
[SUPER=01-Joy Sylvester-Johnson/Rescue Mission]
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[VO-NAT]


And some artists say to have their work on display at the shelter means a lot.
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[IN Q=To me it combines]

((IBBY GREER/ARTIST: TO ME IT COMBINES TWO IMPORTANT PARTS OF MY LIFE ... AND MY ARTISTIC SIDE))
[SUPER=01-Ibby Greer/Artist]
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[OUT Q=artistic side]
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[VO-NAT]


The artwork will be on display for the next 8 weeks from 10 until 4 daily.
The mission also plans to open an art studio next year for residents.
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[7-11Danville-Syphilis]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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Danville is the syphilis capital of Virginia, according to recently released reports.
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[Take Pinnacle Page]
State figures show 99 cases of syphilis reported in Danville last year. [Next Page]
That is 72 times the national rate on a per capita basis. [Next Page]
And it is almost a third of all the cases reported throughout Virginia last year ... 310 in all.
State officials hope to stabilize the Danville outbreak by September.
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Now lets take a break from the news to check your local forecast. Today will be mostly sunny with a chance of storms, highs will be around upper-80's to the low 90's.
Tonight, expect scattered showers and thunderstorm, the lows will be in upper 60's/


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[45-11Miss-Virginia]


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[WRITER=jsu]
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After three attempts at the crown, Miss Virginia 2-thousand has now acheived her dream. Joy Sutton has her story.
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[IN Q=(NAT SOT)]
[SUPER=04-Miss Virginia Pageant-WSET;00]
[SUPER=01-Jacqueline Cook/Miss Virginia 2000; 26]
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[SUPER=@Joy2;1:21]
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[OQ=Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.]
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[NAT SOT TAPE #2 6:40:39]
[IN Q=Miss Virginia]

((NAT SOUND: MISS VIRGINIA 2-THOUSAND. MISS HAMPTON ROADS NEWPORT NEWS, JACQUELINE COOK))
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[OUT Q=jaqueline cook]


It's the moment Jacqueline Cook had always dreamed of, being crowned Miss Virginia.
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[IN Q=It's a dream come]

((JACQUELINE COOK/MISS VIRGINIA 2000:IT'S A DREAM COME TRUE. RIGHT NOW I THINK I'M STILL IN SHOCK))
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[OUT Q=in shock]


And after competing twice for the title before -- Cook says on the advice of her sister she decided to give it one more try before starting her first year of law school.
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[SOT1:58:30]
[IN Q=She said to me]

((SHE SAID TO ME GOD GAVE YOU THESE TALENTS FOR A REASON AND YOU'RE NOT GOING BE DANCING IN THE COURTROOM. SO YOU REALLY OUGHT TO GO BACK. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN IF YOU DON'T GIVE IT A SHOT))
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And the third time was a charm.
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((NAT SOUND OF TALENT))
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Cook beat-out 25 other contestants from across the state for the title. And Cook says as part of her Miss Virginia 2-thousand platform she plans to educate people about court appointed special advocates who represent abused and neglected children.
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[IN Q=There ae so many]

((THERE ARE SO MANY OF THOSE WHO ARE BEING ABUSED AND NEGLECTED IN VIRGINIA RIGHT NOW. SO I FIRMLY BELIEVE WE HAVE TO DO WHAT WE CAN TO MAKE SURE THOSE CHILDREN HAVE HOPE FOR THEIR FUTURE AND THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO BE PROMOTING))
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[OUT Q=to be promoting]


But for right now Cook says she's just try to enjoy all the perks that come with the title. For one year -- she'll drive this brand new mercury cougar --and have an apartment in the Roanoke area rent free -- not mention a 16-thousand dollar scholarship.
But this may be just the beginning for Jacqueline Cook. She's headed to Atlantic City to compete for the title of Miss America in October.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))














[45-2-11Pulaski-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-15 1:19:47]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Pulaski County authorities say a woman is dead following an altercation between two roomates that led to a fatal shooting. It happened at a home in the Lillydell Section of Pulaski County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.]


26 year -old Sherry Lisa Cressell has been charged with 2nd degree murder.
A family member of Cressell's says the two women had been friends for a while.
Authorities are not releasing the name of the victim at this time. She was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before 3 A.M yesterday.

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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=ejo]
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A Richmond-area man was found dead yesterday in Highland County's gorge area.
Investigators identify him as 48 year old Harold (Bows) Bowes of Mechanicsville.
His body has been sent to the state medical examiner for further investigation. Highland County authorities are not yet releasing any more details.

[45Weather]


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[WRITER=rle]
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Now lets take a break from the news to check your local forecast. Today will be mostly sunny with a chance of storms, highs will be around the upper-80's to the low 90's.
Tonight, expect scattered showers and thunderstorm, the lows will be in upper 60's.


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[8-11Pulaski-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-15 1:19:47]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Pulaski County authorites have arrested a woman charged with fatally shooting her roommate.
Authorities say it started as an altercation between the two women at a home in the Lillydell Section of Pulaski County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.]


26 year -old Sherry Lisa Cressell has been charged with 2nd degree murder.
A family member of Cressell's says the two women had been friends for a while.
Authorities are not releasing the name of the victim at this time. She was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before 3 A.M yesterday.

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[ANCHOR=KIM]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-22 41:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A motorcycle accident yesterday on the Blue Ridge Parkway sent one person to the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]


It happened yesterday afternoon near the Floyd-Franklin County line.
He was airlifted to Roanoke for treatment of multiple injuries.
Reports from the scene indicate he was aboard one of three motorcycles riding together near the Devils's backbone.
No word yet on the cause ... or the victim's identity or condition.
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[8-6Blood-Shortage]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-11 2:04:05]
[GRAPHIC=Blood Supply]

As the July Fourth holiday is drawing nearer, the American Red Cross says it needs your help.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]


A spokesman says blood donations continue to be below normal at donor centers and blood drives across the region.... keeping blood supplies at emergency levels.
Holidays are especially critical times for the Red Cross because so many people who regularly give blood are on vacation.
The Red Cross is hoping people will donate before leaving town.
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You can give today in Roanoke at the downtown Red Cross center on Church Avenue from Noon until 6.
In Salem, the bloodmobile sets up shop today at the West Main Street Post office from 8-30 to 10-45 and 12-30 to 2-30. [Next Page]
In northern Rockbridge County, you can donate blood at the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department from Noon until 5.


And in South Boston at the First Baptist Church from 11 to 5.
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[8-11Rescue-Mission]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-12 1:33:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Beginning today, the Roanoke Rescue Mission is not just a shelter, but also an art gallery.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Now local artists can showcase their work at the Mission.
Today marks the start of the third annual, "Shelter Show" which features the work of both amateur and professional artists.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 38:10]
[IN Q=There are a lot]

((THERE ARE A LOT OF ARTIST OUT THERE WHO WOULD LIKE TO GET THEIR WORK OUT . BUT THEY JUST DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET STARTED. AND THIS IS A NON THREATENING WAY TO GET STARTED AND REALLY PERKS THINGS UP HERE AT THE SHELTER))
[SUPER=01-Joy Sylvester-Johnson/Rescue Mission]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=the shelter]
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[VO-NAT]


And some artists say to have their work on display at the shelter means a lot.
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(///// SOT /////)
[SOT35:18]
[IN Q=To me it combines]

((IBBY GREER/ARTIST: TO ME IT COMBINES TWO IMPORTANT PARTS OF MY LIFE ... AND MY ARTISTIC SIDE))
[SUPER=01-Ibby Greer/Artist]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=artistic side]
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[VO-NAT]


The artwork will be on display for the next 8 weeks from 10 until 4 daily.
The mission also plans to open an art studio next year for residents.
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[8Weather]


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[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
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Now for a final look at your local forecast. Today will be mostly sunny with a chance of storms, highs will be around the upper-80's to the low 90's.
Tonight, expect scattered showers and thunderstorm, the lows will be in upper 60's/


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