[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

A domestic murder in Danville, the city's fourth homicide in less than a month.
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[VO-NAT]


And Black leaders say they'll give Governor Gilmore until Labor Day to respond to concerns they presented him in person today. Ellen Qualls has a LIVE report for us on today's meeting.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Nice weekend for outdoor activities. We'll explain in the weather forecast coming up.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[VO-NAT]


Three murders this week alone. More than double that number for the year. Danville police wonder when it will end.


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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.


[Danville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC1:41:18]
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The rash of killings in the city of Danville is keep the police department extremely busy.
There have been seven murders in as many months.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Surae/Microwave]


Surae Chinn is in our Danville newsroom tonight.
[Live=Surae Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Surae1;]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


Keith, the murders are not only mounting, but it's also taxing on the Danville police department. The more these violent crimes happen, the more police realize they don't know how to prevent them.
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[SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief;]
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[OUT Q=can't be at every home.]
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[Double Boxes=Keith & Surae/Microwave]



[Irwin]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-66 TC58:28]
[GRAPHIC=KENNY IRWIN]

For the second time this season, a NASCAR driver has perished at the New Hampshire Speedway. Winston Cup driver Kenny Irwin was killed today during a practice run at the track.
He crashed his car in virtually the same spot where Adam Petty died on May 12th.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Loudon, NH/This Morning; :00]

Irwin's car crashed coming out of turn three and slid on the driver's side into the turn before stopping and flipping over on its roof. By the time rescue workers got him out of the car he was taken to the infield media center and later to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead of Multiple Injures. Mike Stevene will have more on Irwin later in sports.
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[GE-Vote]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-28 TC17:25]
[GRAPHIC=GE Contract Vote]


General Electric says its Union members have accepted a new three-year contract.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday]


More than 20-thousand union workers including 500 in Salem cast their votes.
Local members of the International Union of Electronic Workers approved the contract by a 90 percent margin.
They say the new contract will raise their salaries by 14-percent and provide early retirement opportunities.
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[Valleypointe]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC10:43]
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A private real-estate investment group bought a Roanoke business park for more than 13-million dollars today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Roanoke Valleypointe L-L-C in conjunction with R-V-P Development bought the Valleypointe property.
Valleypointe development began in 1988, and its master plan envisioned recreational and industrial uses.
The move shouldn't affect current tenants, and the new owners hope to bring in more when development is complete.


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[Cory-Everson]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-19 TC38:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The owner of a women's fitness center in Roanoke County says he hopes to re-open next week but may have to close permanently in September.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

A thousand women belong to Cory Everson's Health and Fitness Club, but they were not told the place would be close this week. The owner says the landlord refuses to pay for a new air conditioner, violating the lease. He also says the landlord doubled the rent to ten thousand dollars a month to prevent it from being sold. But the landlord says a manager OFFERED to pay ten thousand dollars a month in a takeover attempt. The owner hopes to reopen the club Monday with a new air-conditioner.
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[Gilmore-NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#00-17 TC1:13:40]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


The Governor says he still has a lot of listening to do on whether to declare another Confederate History Month.
But while he's listening, black civil rights groups are planning "direct action" against the state.
[Double Boxes=Kieth and Ellen/State Microwave]


Ellen Qualls is in the Richmond newsroom.
Who was in today's meeting with the Governor?
[Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Keith, it was leaders of the Virginia chapters of the N-double-A-C-P and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus of the General Assembly.
This second quarterly meeting was by all accounts amicable.
But that may be because NOT everything was said in the meeting.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Jerrauld Jones/(D) Norfolk; :]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :]
[SUPER=01-Salim Khalfani/Virginia NAACP; :]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Curtis Harris/SCLC.; :]
[SUPER=01-Capt. John Wilt/Virginia Army National Guard; :]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Chester Dixon/Virginia Army National Guard; :]
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((Our cameras were only allowed in for a minute.
Afterwards, on Confederate History Month:
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((DEL. JERRAULD JONES: WE MADE IT VERY CLEAR-- VERY, VERY CLEAR... OFFENSIVE TO MANY, MANY PEOPLE.)) [runs:08 ]
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I THINK THAT GETTING MORE INFORMATION, TALKING TO MORE PEOPLE IS THE RIGHT APPROACH. AND I THOUGHT THEY AGREED WITH ME ON THAT. I'D BE SURPRISED IF THEY SAID ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY.)) [runs:07]
What they said was that they have a timetable, which they apparently didn't tell the Governor.
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((SALIM KHALFANI/VIRGINIA NAACP: BY LABOR DAY, WE'RE HOPING HE'S MADE A DECISION. SO THAT WE CAN MOVE FORWARD ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.)) [runs:08]
[sot 12:29:56]

((REV. CURTIS HARRIS/SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONF.: THE SCLC WILL BE WORKING WITH THE NAACP ON WHATEVER CALL THAT WE MAKE.)) [runs:08 ]
That's most likely to result in a national economic boycott.
Planning could begin this weekend.
It's on the agenda for a national NAACP meeting.
Three National Guardsmen were NOT allowed into the meeting with the Governor.
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((CAPT. JOHN WILT/VIRGINIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD: I'M HERE BECAUSE MY TEAM SERGEANT AT THE TIME WAS DENIED A MUCH DESERVED PROMOTION.)) [RUNS:05]
The group was sent instead to make their allegations to the Public Safety Secretary.
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((CAPT. JOHN WILT/VIRGINIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD: THERE'S SYSTEMATIC, OVERT RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN OUR VIRGINIA NATIONAL GUARD. AND I'M A REPUBLICAN, I'VE BEEN A LIFE-LONG REPUBLICAN, I SUPPORT THE GOVERNOR, AND I REALLY THINK THAT WHEN HE FINDS OUT WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON ON HIS WATCH, WHEN HE GETS THE REAL FACTS, HE'S GOING TO TAKE SOME ACTION.)) [RUNS:18]
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((SGT. CHESTER DIXON/VIRGINIA NATIONAL GUARD: HE'S COMMANDER IN CHIEF. I THINK THE GOVERNOR WILL DO WHAT'S RIGHT. BECAUSE HE'S SAID EVERYBODY'S OFFERED A SEAT AT THE TABLE. LET'S SEE IF MINORITIES ARE OFFERED THAT SAME SEAT AT THE TABLE.)) [runs:08]))
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[Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


The Governor's staff wants it clearly understood that the state's only role in resolving these complaints, now that they're in the Department of Defense pipeline, is to enter into a settlement at the very end of the process, through lawyers with the Attorney General's office.
A representative of that office was present this afternoon for that meeting.
On the larger issue, the Governor's directed his adjutant general already to move forcibly to eradicate discrimination.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/Microwave]
(QUESTION: What about diversifying the ranks of the Virginia State Police?)



[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Still ahead on NEws 7, Good news for Roanoke County residents-- they'll be paying less for water.
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[Fairview-Home]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-25 TC28:50]
[GRAPHIC=Nursing Home]


Officials hope they can get the New River Valley's public nursing home back in good health.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin]


The Fairview Home's board of directors appointed a new acting administrator and made some changes on the board today.
Fairview is home to about 65 disabled and elderly residents from four counties and the city of Radford.
It's thought to be nearly 30-thousand dollars in debt.
Members of the board say they're looking to their local governments to bail the home out of its financial problems.
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[Pitts-Body]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6:00]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC1:17:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Investigators in Pittsylvania County know how a teenage was murdered, they're not saying much more.
A medical examiner says the victim died from at least three gunshot wounds... mainly to his chest and abdomen.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


18 year old Antoine Lamont Jones of Danville was found dead on a driveway at Moorefield Bridge Road in a rural part of Pittsylvania County.
Authorities are not saying if they've identified any suspects they might be looking for.
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[Water-Rates]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-16 TC1:32:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It was a year ago today that the city of Roanoke implemented mandatory water restrictions.
Carvins Cove has recharged since then, and now Roanoke County residents are reaping the benefits of their water- sharing agreement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


As of July first, county residents are paying less for drinking water from the Spring Hollow Reservoir.
The water- sharing agreement that helped Roanoke city endure the drought... is now allowing the county to cut its water rates.
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[IN Q=If it's a small residential]

((IF IT'S A SMALL RESIDENTIAL USER, IT MIGHT ONLY BE TWO OR THREE DOLLARS A MONTH. BUT FOR A LARGE RESIDENTIAL USER, IT COULD BE AS MUCH AS SEVEN, EIGHT DOLLARS. WITH A COMMERCIAL ACCOUNT, A LARGE MANUFACTURING COMMERCIAL ACCOUNT, IT COULD BE A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT.))
[SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator]
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[OUT Q=a substantial amount.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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County Supervisors recently adjusted sewer rates as well. While the changes will benefit the low-volume user, overall sewer revenues will remain the same.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Wall Street finished the week on an up note. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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[SUPER=430-x/154.51/10635.98/x/62.63/4023.20/x/2.03/112.54;]


The DOW climbed 155 points, NASDAQ gained 63.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index rose two points.
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[Casting-Call]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#00-27 TC06:54]
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A West Coast movie company is auditioning people at Valley View Mall for a commercial it will shoot at V-M-I next week.
No experience is necessary and the pay is a hundred dollars a day.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Microwave]


Tina Tenret is in the middle of it all at Valley View's food court.
[Live=Tina Full/Microwave]
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(Rollcue: six years old.)
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[SUPER=07-Jordan Greenstein]
[SUPER=01-Sandra Eubank/Casting Director;]
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[Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Microwave]



[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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More on Kenny Irwin passing is coming up tonight in sports, along with anew head coach in Danville and a big fundraiser in Hillsville.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, the best high school baseball players in the state are in the area this weekend for the start of the Commonwealth Games.
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[S-Irwin]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-64 11601TC]
[GRAPHIC=NEW HAMPSHIRE]


When Kyle Petty announced earlier this week that he planned to skip this weekend's race in New Hampshire, he had no idea that the rest of his racing brethren would liked to have done the same.
[graphic=kenny irwin]

This afternoon, in the cruelest of ironies, Kenny Irwin was killed during a practice run at the track in virtually the same spot where Adam Petty perished back on May 12th.
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[IN Q=BY THE TIME]
[SUPER=03-Loudon, NH/This Morning; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brett Bodine/Witnessed Wreck; :00]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/March 31, 1999; :39]
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[OUT Q=...WAS 30 YEARS OLD."]

(( By the time that rescue workers made their way to Kenny Irwin it was too late. Unlike the harmless looking crash that took the life of Adam Petty, this one was a violent as they get. Brett Bodine was behind Irwin's car when the accident took place around 11:20am. ((BRETT BODINE:)) Irwin was taken to the infield care center and eventually to Concord Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead of multiple injuries. Irwin grew up in Indianapolis, and made his splash in NASCAR by winning rookie of the year honors on the Craftsman Truck Series. He jumped to the Winston Cup ranks fulltime in 1998 - but had the misfortune of having to drive the fabled Havoline Ford. He was never able to live up to the accomplishments his predecesors in theat car achieved. This year Irwin switched to drive for Felix Sabates in the Bell South Chevy. He was 28th in points this year with on top five finish.))

[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=RUSTY WALLACE]


Rusty Wallace went out and set a new track qualifying record as the show went on for Winston Cup Qualifying for Sunday's that look dot com 300.
[GRAPHIC=NEW HAMPSHIRE]

Ironically, the Petty Pontaic driven by John Andretti was second. Rick Mast was a solid 11th. I'll have the entire top 25 tonight at 11.

[S-Baseball]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-77 18:07]
[GRAPHIC=Commonwealth Games]

The Commonwealth Games baseball segment began at Kiwanis Field today as scouts sized up the state's top high school prospects. Steve Mason has more.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Hagan/West Team Short Stop; :18]
[SUPER=01-Wally Beagle/Baseball Competition Coordinator; :32]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Womack/UVa Baseball Coach; :57]
[SUPER=01-J.D. Elliby/Major League Baseball Scouting; 1:15]
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[S-Beamer]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=sp-65]
[GRAPHIC=GOLF]


Frank Beamer and former Miss America Kylene Barker Hibbard returned to their roots today, for a golfing fundraiser.
Roy Stanley and photographer Mark Hollandsworth were also in attendance.
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[SUPER=03-Carroll Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kylene Barker Hibbard/Miss America 1979; :20]
[SUPER=@Roy2; :29]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Football Coach; :38]

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