Coming up on News 7-
Martinsville police say a family of four is dead after a murder suicide.
Senator Chuck Robb and senatorial candidate George Allen go head to head over military issues.
And the latest Harry Potter book pulls a disappearing act on store shelves.
News 7 is next.
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A murder suicide in Martinsville leaves a family of four dead.
Good evening I'm Marya Jones, filling in for Teresa Hamilton.
Shortly after 1 this afternoon the estranged wife of the elderly victim found the bodies.
Kate Weidaw has the details.
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[SUPER=01-Mike Rogers/Martinsville Police Chief;:35]
[SUPER=01-Doug Ingram/Neighbor;:56 QUICK!]
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((Police say Jesse LeRoy Brown Junior couldn't take the pressure of caring for his father who suffered from severe Alzheimer's and his 12 year old nephew who is physically and mentally disabled.
Officials believe sometime between 10-30 am and 1 pm Saturday Brown Junior took the lives of his father Jesse Brown Senior, his nephew Demetri Brown and his sister 34 year old Dorothy Brown from Greensboro North Carolina in their home on Yorkshire Road in Martinsville before turning the gun on himself.
Police Chief Mike Rogers says the evidence points to a murder suicide.
((MIKE ROGERS/MARTINSVILLE POLICE CHIEF: WE FOUND A NOTE LEFT BY JESSE BROWN JUNIOR OUT LINING HIS FRUSTRATION WITH THE SITUATION AND ALSO LEFT ARRAIGNMENTS ON HOW HE WANTS HIS FUNERAL ARRAIGNMENTS AND WE FOUND A FIREARM IN HIS POSSESSION.))
Neighbors say they're shocked.
((DOUG INGRAM/NEIGHBOR: HE SEEMED LIKE A HAPPY GO LUCKY FELLOW SO IT'S A TRAGEDY AND SURPRISE TO EVERYONE.))
Even though police say they know the motive for this murder-suicide they will be investigating. Kate Weidaw News 7 Martinsville.))
A secong failed missile defense test means more ammo for critics ... and more waiting for the Pentagon.
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The U-S missile interceptor missed its intended target -- a dummy warhead gliding through space.
The 100-million dollar failure means the Pentagon will face a big delay in its goal of having the system ready for use by the end of 2005.
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[SUPER=01-Lt. General Kadish/Director of Missile Defense;]
((LT. GEN. RONALD KADISH: THIS IS ROCKET SCIENCE, SO THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS THAT CAN HAPPEN IN THIS PROCESS. IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE, IT APPEARS IT HAPPENED IN AN AREA THAT HAS LITTLE TO DO WITH THE FUNCTIONALITY OF THE KEY COMPONENT OF THE SYSTEM THAT WE ARE TESTING.))
[OUT Q=that we are testing.]
Critics say the space shield is too expensive and with this second failure, has too many holes.
The next test is scheduled for autumn.
Streets flooded in the Twin Cities over night due to heavy rain.
Anywhere from four to eight inches of rain fell in a four hour time span.
One child drowned as a result of the flooding.
Motorist had to deal with high water on the road -- some streets were completely submerged.
Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center
WAKE UP FORECAST
[Toss back to anchor][Robb-Allen]
Both Senator Chuck Robb and George Allen hit the campaign trail today in Roanoke Valley.
That included a special stop at the state convention for the American legion in Roanoke.
As Joy Sutton reports Allen took this opportunity to attack Robb's record on military issues.
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(( Senator Chuck Robb was welcomed by fellow veterans at the Virginia Council of American Legion convention in Roanoke. But instead of revving up the crowd with his military agenda --he choose to start his speech by clarifying why he voted against the flag-protection-amendment, an issue the American legion had been fighting for.
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[IN Q=If we reach past]
((CHUCK ROBB: IF WE REACH PAST OUR NATURAL ANGER AND DISGUST FOR A FEW PUBLICITY HUNGRY FLAG BURNERS WE KNOW IN OUR HEARTS THAT A GREAT NATION LIKE OURS SHOULD NOT IMPRISON INDIVIDUALS WHO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT TO POLITICAL DISSENT))
But when George Allen took the stage -- he wasted no time rallying the troops by criticizing Robb for not protecting the flag -- and vowing that he would vote in favor of the amendment if elected.
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[IN Q=This organization]
((GEORGE ALLEN: THIS ORGANIZATION HAS SPENT MILLIONS OF HOURS PUSHING FOR THAT CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO BE SENT TO THE PEOPLE IN THE STATES. MY OPPONENT VOTES AGAINST IT EVERY YEAR. ))
[OUT Q=every year]
But Allen also took the opportunity to attack Robb for supporting cuts in military spending.
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[IN Q=He votes for major cuts]
((GEORGE ALLEN: HE VOTES FOR MAJOR CUTS. 112 BILLION DOLLARS IN CUTS. EVERYONE SAY THEY NEED ABOUT 80 BILLION MORE DOLLARS AND HE VOTES FOR 112 BILLION DOLLAR CUT PROPOSED BY CLINTON))
[OUT Q=by Clinton]
Allen says it's time Virginia had two votes in favor of stronger national defense and adequate pay for those who are serving.
But Robb says Allen has not done his homework -- because he says anyone who has looked at his record knows he has been a consistent supporter of military spending.
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[IN Q=If Governor Allen]
((CHUCK ROBB:IF GOVERNOR ALLEN HAS A SUBSTANTIVE AGREEMENT WITH ME WE OUGHT TO DEBATE THAT. BUT TO SUGGEST THAT I'M SOMEHOW SOFT ON DEFENSE OR INATTENTIVE TO OUR NATIONS MILITARY NEEDS IS SIMPLY NOT ACCURATE REFLECTION OF MY RECORD))
[OUT Q=of my record]
Robb says it's not a wise campaign strategy for Allen to bring the military issue to the forefront because Robb says he doesn't stand a fighting chance.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))
The N-double A- C-P's 91st national convention started today in Baltimore.
NAACP President Kweisi Mfume kicked it off with a discussion of his civil rights agenda and voter registration efforts.
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Mfume said he would continue to support a boycott of South Carolina until the flag is removed from any area surrounding the statehouse.
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[SUPER=01-Kweisi Mfume/NAACP President;]
((KWEISI MFUME: We are going to put a fence around the flag. We are going to put a
light on it so that it's illuminated day and night.We are going to stick
it right there as you drive up the avenue to the capitol, and we're
going to require 4/5's vote to move it.))
[OUT Q=vote to move it.]
The N-double-A-C-P leader also urged television networks to hire -- and show -- more minorities.
The convention runs through Thursday.
A state wide website isn't telling everything about convicted sex offenders -- that's according to critics.
Internet surfers by the millions have made the site a huge hit.
But a Norfolk newspaper reports that three out of four offenders convicted of taking "indecent liberties" with children DON'T appear on the list.
State law says only "violent" sex offenders can be registered.
But many web surfers consult the site to find out if there are known pedophiles in their neighborhood.
A Virginia Beach Senator hopes to change that law so EVERY person with an indecent liberties conviction is listed.
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New jobs are coming to Norfolk, about 15-hundred of them.
Officials say Ford Motor Company is developing plans for a 450 million dollar plant expansion.
The company hopes to expand its truck assembly plant by acquiring land owned by Allied Systems and the United Automobile Workers Local 9-19.
The plant currently employs over 23-hundred workers.
They were off and running in Spain for the Running of the Bulls.
That's one story still ahead on News 7 at 11.
And the books were flying off the shelves as the new Harry Potter book is released around the world.
The new Harry Potter books are disappearing off the shelves.
Books-A-Million in Roanoke says its having a hard time keeping the new book, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," on the shelves.
The new book is the latest in the series about an orphaned boy-turned-wizard.
Local book stores joined several from across the country in opening their doors at midnight, just to sell the book.
Books-A-Million also held a variety of events for kids as they waited for it to go on sale.
And it's wasn't just in the Valley books were flying off the shelves.
As Kimberly Dozier reports London was seeing the books disappear as well.
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[SUPER=01-Emily Starrs/Harry Potter Fan]
[SUPER=01-Phyllis Williams/Harry Potter Fan]
[SUPER=01-Kimberly Dozier/CBS News]
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((YOUNG HARRY POTTER FANS PACKED A LONDON TRAIN STATION ... FOR A GLIMPSE
OF THE AUTHOR RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING THEIR FAVORITE TEEN WIZARD TO
LIFE. IT WAS AN ADDED TREAT FOR READERS WHO FINALLY GOT THEIR HANDS ON
THE LATEST IN THE HARRY POTTER SERIES -- HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF
((SOT: JK ROWLING/AUTHOR OF HARRY POTTER BOOKS))
"This feels strange, but wonderful. It's great to see so many children
here. It's wonderful."
STICKING TO A SCRIPT THAT SHE KNOWS BEST, WRITER JK ROWLING BOARDED THE
HOGWARTS EXPRESS AT PLATFORM 9 AND THREE QUARTERS SATURDAY -- THE PLACE
WHERE HARRY AND HIS FRIENDS ALWAYS BEGIN THEIR ADVENTURES.
LONDON'S POTTER FEVER ACTUALLY REACHED ITS PEAK AT MIDNIGHT. CHILDREN
STAYED UP WAY PAST THEIR BEDTIME ... JUST TO GET A COPY OF THEIR VERY
((SOT; EMILY STARRS/HARRY POTTER FAN))
"I never used to like reading that much. Harry Potter hasgot me gripped,
so I won't put the book down."
HARRY POTTER HAS ALSO CAST A SPELL ON U-S READERS -- YOUNG AND OLD
ALIKE. IN BURBANK, CALIFORNIA ...
CHILDREN MOBBED A BOOKSTORE AS SOON AS THE NEWEST EDITION HIT STORE
AND AN OLDER HARRY POTTER FAN GOT A ROUND OF APPLAUSE AS SHE RAN TO BUY
THE FIRST COPY SOLD AT THIS STORE IN CHICAGO.
((SOT: PHYLLIS WILLIAMS/HARRY POTTER FAN))
"I'm so excited. I don't know until i read it but I'm really excited
MANY OTHERS WAITED FOR HARRY POTTER TO ARRIVE ON THEIR DOORSTEP.
AMAZON.COM TRIED TO MAKE GOOD ON MORE THAN 300-THOUSAND ADVANCED ORDERS
SATURDAY -- THE BIGGEST ONLINE BOOK SALE IN HISTORY.
AND AS JK ROWLING HEADS OFF ON A TOUR TO PROMOTE THIS LATEST
INSTALLMENT, HER FANS WILL BE KEPT RATHER BUSY -- GETTING THROUGH THE
600-PLUS PAGE TURNER. A FICTIONAL WORLD THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY WE ALL
VIEW CHILDREN'S BOOKS FOR A LONG TIME TO COME.
KIMBERLY DOZIER, CBS NEWS, LONDON.))
Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Pamplona, Spain today, for the traditional Running of the Bulls.
This year's run was made even more treacherous by slick streets and big crowds.
Four people went to the hospital, including a Canadian who was kicked in the head and an American who was gored in the buttocks.
More than two dozen people were slightly injured.
The last death during the "run" happened in 1995.
It has all the accommodations of a hotel but may feel more like home.
Coming up we'll take you to a bed and breakfast in Blacksburg that has a room for all walks of life.
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There's a local Bed and Breakfast that offers an international twist.
Jennifer Miele has the details of this Blacksburg hide away.
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(( The Clay Corner Inn.... it's just a stones' through from the Virginia Tech Campus.
Joanne Anderson and her husband searched for the perfect place to set up this close-to-home getaway, and they found it right here in the Valley.
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((JOANNE ANDERSON: WELL WE STARTED THINKING ABOUT IT IN THE LATE 70'S WHEN WE LIVED IT COLORADO. WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD WAY TO BE SELF-EMPLOYED, WORK TOGETHER. WE LOOKED IN NEW ENGLAND FOR FIVE OR SIX YEARS, AND WE MOVED TO BLACKSBURG IN 1991, AND WE BOUGHT THIS IN 1994.))
[OUT Q=this in 1994.]
"This" is a set of six houses, each with their own local, national, or international theme.
[IN Q=There's the]
((JOANNE ANDERSON: THERE'S THE BLACKSBURG ROOM, THERE'S THE HOKIE ROOM THAT'S PAINTED IN ORANGE AND MAROON, AND THE APPALACHIAN ROOM, AND THE NEW RIVER ROOM.))
[OUT Q=New River Room.]
The Hokie room seems to be a guest-favorite. From ceiling to floor, it sparks up VT spirit with colors, carpeting and touch of cuteness. [shot of drape ties] Even the drapes appeal to Hokie fans.
Don't forget about the Santa Fe room.... it's got a rustic side room with skylights and windows. Guests say its perfect for lounging on rainy days.
[Can you please put shots of pool and hot tub next? It will lead into the bite!]
The Clay Corner Inn has become so popular to Blacksburg Visitors, that people who travel from around the world stay here instead of a hotel.
[IN Q= The fact hat]
((ROBERT LANG: THE FACT THAT I CAN GO OUT TO THE POOL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY, JUST SLEEP FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. SIT IN THE HOT TUB AND THEN GO BACK TO WORK. THAT'S MY FAVORITE FEATURE.))
[OUT Q= my favorite feature.]
And what bed and breakfast would be complete without an Innkeeper's dog? The Anderson's say Solomon has plenty of stories to tell about his days and nights at the B&B.
[IN Q=Solomon used to]
((SOLOMON USED TO BE A LEADER DOG FOR THE BLIND. BUT NOW, HE'S A PERMANENT FIXTURE AT THE CLAY CORNER INN. HIS BOOK, YES HIS BOOK, SOLOMON SAYS, IS DUE OUT IN THE FALL.))
[OUT Q=in the fall.]
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While Solomon's favorite quarter is the dining room, Anderson prefers the red room.
[please put her voice over the picture of the red room]
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((IT'S OUR BIGGEST ROOM. BUT IT'S ALSO REALLY REALLY WARM AND I'VE HAD THREE PEOPLE IN THE PAST FOUR WEEKS ASK ME WHAT THE PAINT COLOR IS.))
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No matter which room you choose, The Anderson's and Solomon promise you a restful stay.
Jennifer Miele, News 7.))
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The Roanoke Steam were at home for an Arena2 football game against the Pensacola Barracudas.
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The team Captains meet at mid field for the coin toss.
Roanoke fell behind 7 to nothing but Will Burch throws the short pass to Moe Cooper who takes it to the zone for the score to tie it at 7.
Then leading 14 to 7 Pensacola's Robert Stomas picks off this Burch pass and he scores giving the Barracudas the 21 to 7 lead in the first half.
Burch comes back throwing two T-D passes in the half on this play he hits his favorite reciever Mansel Johnson who slides in for the score and Roanoke wins it 57 to 53.
The honors continue for Virginia Tech head football coach Frank Beamer.
Today, Beamer and his family were special guests for Frank Beamer Day at Carroll County High School.
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[IN Q="Beamer has....]
[SUPER=01-Senator Roscoe Reynolds/D-Henry Co.; :29]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Football Coach; :58]
[OUT Q=.....Hillsville community."]
((Beamer has spent the past two days back home with his friends and relatives and today in Hillsville local public officials declared July 8-th Frank Beamer day.
The celebration included a parade to the Carroll County High School football field for Beamer and his family. One of the guest speakers was Democratic Senator Roscoe Reynolds of Henry County.))
((ROSCOE REYNOLDS/D-HENRY CO.))
((Beamer and his family received several gifts from the community but the highlight was an endowment of 10-thousand dollars toward a scholarship fund for a Carroll County High School student in Beamer's name.))
((FRANK BEAMER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH:))
((After the ceremonies, Beamer, who is also home for a class reunion, also took time out to sign autographs for his friends in the Hillsville community.))
The Yankees won the first game of a doubleheader beating the Mets this afternoon 4 to 2 in the Subway Series.
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Dwight Gooden warming up for his return to the Majors.
Trailing 2 to 1 the Mets would tie the game in the fifth. Derek Bell hits a floater into shallow right field scoring Benny Agbayani and the game was tied at 2 to 2.
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The Yankees came back in the sixth. Tino Martinez gets all of this pitch sending it over the wall for a solo homer to make it 3 to 2 and the Yankees win game one by a score of 4 to 2.
The Yankees won the second game 4 to 2.
Javier Lopez drove in three runs to lead Atlanta to a 5 to 1 win over Boston.
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Brave fans enjoying the action.
Atlanta got on the board in the second. Lopez hits a line drive into left field scoring Brian Jordan and the Braves led 1 to nothing.
Then in the 8-th Lopez hits this two run homer into the net above the Green Monster in left field and the Braves hold on for the 5 to 1 win.
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A career day for Cincinnati's Ken Griffey Junior.
Junior would hit two homers today giving him 28 on the season. Griffey drove in a career high 8 runs as the reds battered the Cleveland Indians winning the game by a score of 14 to 5.
Seattle's Alex Rodriguez will miss Major League Baseball's all star game. Rodriguez suffered a concussion will trying to break up a double play in the Mariners game last night.
A sore right knee is keeping Mark McGwire out of the game scheduled for Tuesday night. McGwire has been sidelined with the injury for a couple of games already and decided not to risk any more injury to the knee.
McGwire leads the league with 30 home runs. National League manager Bobby Cox has chosen McGwire's teammate Edgar Renteria to fill the roster spot.
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Both Williams sisters have now won Grand Slam Tennis championships. 18 year old Serena came first winning last years U.S. Open now 20 year old Venus takes her turn by winning Wimbledon.
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Williams breezed through the first set then after failing to win the championship on her serve she would capture the title in a tie breaker.
Williams, who lost the U.S. Open in 1997 to Martina Hingis jumped out to the lead in the tie breaker and she won the match when Davenports short drop shot failed to clear the net giving Williams her first grand slam title which prompted a little dance from her and her father Richard.
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[IN Q="It's really...]
((VENUS WILLIAMS/2000 WIMBLEDON CHAMPION: ITS REALLY GREAT BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN WORKING SO HARD ALL MY LIFE TO GE HERE AND ITS STRANGE CAUSE LIKE I GO TO BED AT NIGHT AND I'LL DREAM THAT I WON A GRAND SLAM. AND WHEN I WAKE UP ITS A NIGHTMARE SO NOW THAT I'VE DONE IT I DON'T HAVE TO WAKE UP LIKE THAT ANYMORE.))
[SUPER=01-Venus Williams/2000 Wimbledon Champion; :]
[OUT Q=....that anymore."]
Williams becomes the first black women to take the Wimbledon title since Althea Gibson won back to back championships in 1957 and 1958.
Kurt Busch wins his second straight truck race taking the checkered flag in the New Hampshire 200.
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Busch had a comfortable lead before a caution came out with 2 laps to go.
On the re-start Busch got the jump but he had to hold off a hard charging Mike Wallace to win the race giving Jack Rousch his fifth straight win in the truck series.
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[IN Q="I didn't...]
((KURT BUSCH/NEW HAMPSHIRE 200 WINNER: I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HE WAS DOWN THERE. I DIDN'T HEAR THE SPOTTER WE HAD RADIO TROUBLE ALL DAY BUT IT WAS A GOOD RUN WE JUST GOT TO STAY FOCUSED 2 IN A ROW IS AWESOME ITS UNBELIEVABLE.))
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[OUT Q=....was unbelievable."]
Wallace was second, Randy Tolsma third, Greg Biffle fourth and Andy Houston fifth.
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Dale Earnhardt Junior led second round qualifying today at New Hampshire for tomorrow's Jiffy Lube 300 and will start 26-th.
And here are the rest of second round qualifiers.
[SUPER=0107-26. Dale Earnhardt, Jr./129.716/27. Darrell Waltrip//28. Kevin Lepage//29. Dave Blaney//30. Joe Nemechek//;
[SUPER=0107-31. Mike Skinner//32. Terry Labonte//33. Elliott Sadler//34. Chad Little//35. Scott Pruett//;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Bobby Hamilton//37. Sterling Marlin//38. Johnny Benson//39. Michael Waltrip//40. Steve Grissom//;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Wally Dallenbach//42. Stacy Compton//43. Ed Berrier//;]
[OUT Q=....last driver."]
Just in case you didn't get a chance to get out to the Salem Fair....
We sent out News 7 videographer Nate Sylves (Syl-vez) to bring the sights and sounds of the fair to you.
Have a good night.
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