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A couple of views of I-73- -from the Salem perspective.
We'll start with a LIVE report on that tonight
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Then examine a decision to allow foster parents to hit, shake, or pinch children.

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In sports, a decision is made on the discrimination case against the Virginia High School League, qualifying from Pocono and Mike Stevens.
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A few showers are expected to pop up tonight but after that... looking for clear skies and more sun tomorrow. Details coming up.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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((WE ARE GOING TO DO EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN TO STOP I-73 FROM HAPPENING.))
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[VO-NAT]


The proposed corridor for Interstate 73 is the hot topic of debate in Salem.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Highway-fund]


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The road construction may have significant economic benefits to the Roanoke Valley, but is not sitting well with all residents.
[Double Boxes=Keith and JEn/Microwave]


Jennifer Miele joins us from a section of Interstate 81 that may become part of the new roadway.
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[SUPER=@Jennifer1]
[SUPER=05-Salem]


Keith, motorists have reached a new intersection, and this one is with decision makers. It's all part of a ten billion dollar, six-year plan and it's taking the shape of Interstate 73.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lois Slotnick/Friends of Franklin Co.; :26]
[SUPER=01-Ann Rodgers/Friends of Franklin Co.; :51]
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((The purpose of the road is to create a north-south corridor from north of Detroit to Charleston, South Carolina. The corridor is set to follow Route 460 from West Virginia through Giles and Montgomery Counties, where it picks up the Smart Road to intestate 81. Where it goes after that is still up in the air.
It's supposed to improve traffic safety and enhance economic development, but at a regional meeting in Salem, V-dot officials were urged to head warnings of caution.
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The exact location of Interstate 73 through the Roanoke Valley won't be determined for another three years as V-DOT officials explore the environmental consequences of construction.
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[IN Q=It would be devastating]

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While the study continues, opponents of I-73 say they will hold meetings to inform the public about the potential consequences.
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Keith, officials say another regional meeting will be held in Roanoke in October.

[81-Accident]


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Police say they're relying on someone's guilty conscience to help them catch a driver involved in a fatal accident.
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[TAKE PINNACLE PAGE]
Witnesses say a man was tailgating a woman on Interstate 81 near Arcadia when she attempted to change lanes.
Police say her car hit a tractor-trailer, flipped into the median, and hit a convertible traveling North.
The woman was killed. Two men in the convertible were seriously injured.
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Witnesses say the man who was tailgating the woman stopped at the scene, but then left.
They're trying to track him down as well as the driver of the tractor-trailer.

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A Danville teenager is in custody charged with murdering another teenager.
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Authorities arrested 19 year old Javon Chauncey King of Danville at his home this afternoon.
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He's charged with capital murder in the shooting death of 18 year old Antoine Lamont Jones.
Jones was found in a rural part of the county on Moorefield Bridge Road earlier this month with multiple gun shot wounds.
Investigators are not releasing information about a motive for the murder.
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A Pittsylvania County woman drove several miles to a gas station to get help this morning after being shot several times.
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Authorities say 37-year old Lisa Watson Abbott was in her car when she was shot at least twice.
She was hit in her chest and leg.
Officers are looking for 41-year old Bobby Darell Stallings who is charged with the shooting.
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((MAJ. GARY GOODSON/PITTSLYVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE KNOW THEY WERE ACQUAINTANCES AND WE DO KNOW SHE WAS TRYING TO LEAVE THE PLACE WHERE HE WAS. WE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING WHAT HAPPENED THIS MORNING.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Gary Goodson/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff's Dept.]
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The victim is undergoing surgery but her condition is not being released.
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[Tease#1]
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The Virginia Supreme Court relocates to hear a case about relocating cars.
We'll explain later on News 7 at Six.
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And the fate of revitalization efforts in New Castle may hinge on moving a trailer park.
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[Corporal-Punishment]


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It's NOT allowed in Virginia schools or even juvenile prisons.
But foster care parents in Virginia will be allowed to hit, shake, or pinch children -- as long as it's NOT "abusive" -- starting November first.
It's a decision some state social services board members are already regretting.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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[SUPER=04-"The First Years Last Forever"; :00]
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[SUPER=01-Brian Campbell/Social Services Board; :32]
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(( There's NO question Virginia's Health and Human Services secretariat has conservative leadership.
Last year, the state turned down free videos to distribute to new parents -- partly because, according to Health Department insiders, host Rob Reiner instructs parents to never shake their children.
After all, many conservatives believe corporal punishment is a parental right.
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((SONIA RIVERO/SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSIONER: I DON'T KNOW ANYBODY WHO DOESN'T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEATING AND SPANKING. OR BETWEEN VIOLENTLY SHAKING SOMEONE THAT YOU COULD DO INJURY AND GRABBING A CHILD BY THE SHOULDERS.)) [runs:10 ]

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((BRIAN CAMPBELL/SOCIAL SERVICES BOARD: I DON'T. I'VE BEEN WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES THREE TIMES AS LONG AS THE COMMISSIONER AND I DON'T.)) [runs:07]
The problem here is that Sonia Rivero is Governor Jim Gilmore's Commissioner of Social Services.
Until last month, Brian Campbell headed up the board that oversees her agency, and is now its vice-chair.
He's also a Republican and serves at the Governor's pleasure.
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((BRIAN CAMPBELL/SOCIAL SERVICES BOARD: WHEN IT COMES TIME TO ADMINISTER CORPORAL PUNISHMENT, SOMETIMES IT'S NOT OFTEN DONE WITH THE THOUGHT OF AN ORGANIZED, WRITTEN-OUT, I'M GONNA FOLLOW THIS PARTICULAR PLAN. OFTENTIMES IT'S DONE IN THE HEAT OF PASSION, AFTER AN EVENT HAS CAUSED GREAT STRESS IN A FAMILY.)) [runs:18 ]
The new foster care regulations say "Prohibited punishment includes all actions, WHEN ABUSIVE, such as hitting ... ; pinching; jerking; harsh shaking; binding a child."
So are they allowed when NOT abusive?
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((BRIAN CAMPBELL/SOCIAL SERVICES BOARD: I HAVE TO WONDER, IF YOU GRAB A CHILD AND BEGIN THE SHAKING PROCESS AT 20 SHAKES PER SECOND. DOES IT THEN BECOME HARSH SHAKING AT 30 SHAKES PER SECOND?)) [runs:12]
Campbell is irritated NOT just that the board voted in June to make foster care the only state-governed entity where corporal punishment is allowed... but that's the first time they ever discussed it.
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((SONIA RIVERO/SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSIONER: I BELIEVE THAT'S THE DAY THEY VOTED. YES. THEY VOTED THE DAY IT WAS PRESENTED. SO.)) [runs:05 ]
The regulation is now open to 60 days of public comment.
A long list of child advocacy groups, including the one representing foster parents, opposes it.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[Trailer-Park]


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Craig County has received a 700-thousand-dollar state grant to revitalize New Castle. But some residents say the county's good fortune will put them in the poorhouse. Tina Tenret explains the controversy.
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[SUPER=01-Norman Taylor/Mobile Home Park Owner; 1:20]
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(( Craig County has already spent almost 300-thousand-dollars of the grant money to spruce up New Castle. Four storefronts have been refurbished -- soon a visitor's center and open-air market will stand here.
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THIS LOT IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF WHAT'S BEEN DONE WITH GRANT MONEY. THIS USED TO BE A JUNKYARD WITH 70 OLD CARS, SURROUNDED BY AN EIGHT FOOT HIGH METAL FENCE. NOW THE COUNTY'S GOING TO TURN IT INTO A PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY AND GARDEN.)) [RUNS:12]
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But to cash in on the full 700-thousand-dollar grant -- Craig County must sweep this mobile home park out of downtown.
One plan is to move it to a residential area -- and almost triple its size from seven trailers to 20.
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((ALETHIA COLE/NEIGHBOR: WE DON'T MIND PEOPLE IN TRAILERS BUT WE DON'T WANT TO BE THE ONES TO SUFFER.)) [RUNS:05]
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Already a couple trailers sit next door. [pre-pro goes here] But a Realtor says an entire mobile home park would cut property values by as much as 25 percent. And neighbors don't WANT the county to run public sewer lines through here.
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((BARRY RADFORD/NEIGHBOR: YOU HAVE TO PAY THE MINIMUM BILL WHETHER YOU USE THE SERVICES OR NOT. THAT'S GOING TO ADD FINANCIAL BURDEN. THERE'S A LOT OF RETIRED PEOPLE OVER HERE AND PEOPLE WHO CAN'T AFFORD IT.)) [RUNS:10]
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Norman Taylor owns the mobile home park -- which county planners call neat, clean and in good repair. They have long wanted a quality park, instead of single trailers plunked down randomly.
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((NORMAN TAYLOR/TRAILER PARK OWNER: MANY YOUNG PEOPLE AND ESPECIALLY THE ELDERLY CANNOT AFFORD LAND AND A HOUSE, BUT THEY CAN AFFORD A MOBILE HOME AND PUT IT ON A RENTED LOT.)) [RUNS:12]
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Craig County supervisors will vote on the plan to move Taylor's mobile home park on August 15th. Tina Tenret News7 Craig County))

[Stocks]


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Profit-taking led Wall Street to finish the week on a down note. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW plunged 110 points, NASDAQ dropped 91.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index lost a third of a point.
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[Supreme-Court]


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Shelor Automotive sent a lot of its cars to Pulaski County- -hoping to avoid having them taxed in Montgomery County.
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And today the Supreme Court of Virginia sent three of its justices to Salem to help consider whether that was legal.
It was the first time in 15 years the State Supreme Court has held a regular session in the Roanoke Valley.
The last case of the day revolved around an interpretation of the Merchants Capital Tax.
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./December]


Shelor made this a test case by moving cars off the "Shelor Motor Mile" to a lot in Pulaski County, so they would not be in Montgomery County on January first.
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((FRANK FRIEDMAN/SHELOR'S ATTORNEY: IF A CAR DEALERSHIP REMOVES ITS CARS FROM THE COUNTY ON TAX DAY WHICH HAPPENS TO BE JANUARY 1ST, THEN THERE'S A DISPUTE AS TO WHETHER OR NOT YOU TAX IT. THE COUNTY SAYS YOU DO, WHETHER THEY'RE THERE OR NOT. SHELOR SAYS YOU DON'T, BECAUSE THE STATUTE SAYS YOU DON'T.))
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The three justices who met in Salem today will decide whether the full Supreme Court should hear the case.
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[Reform-Party]


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Both sides in the struggle for control of the national Reform Party were back in a federal court today in Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/March 22]


The party is suing its former leaders including treasurer Ronn Young for the return of about 400- thousand dollars in federal funding.
A California company that accepted 150- thousand dollars of that money argued today it should not be part of the lawsuit.
Even without the money, officials say the Reform Party will still hold its nominating convention as planned next month.
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[IN Q=The party convention]

((DALE COOTER/REFORM PARTY ATTORNEY: THE PARTY CONVENTION IS GOING FORWARD THE WEEK OF THE EIGHTH OF AUGUST IN LONG BEACH, IT'S FUNDED. IT WILL SURVIVE THIS BUT AGAIN, THEY HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO GIVE THE MONEY BACK TO THE GOVERNMENT.))
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[OUT Q=to the government.]
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A judge today delayed a ruling on whether to exempt Corporate Planners of California from the lawsuit.
The company has returned all but 50- thousand dollars of the money.
The suit against Young and the other defendants is expected to come to trial this fall.
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The redskins sign Stephen Davis just about a half hour a go, Mike Stevens will have a report on bruce Smith from Skins camp, qualifying from Pocono
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and the ruling comes down on the VHSL and it's descrimination case.
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[S-Bruce]


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Redskins runing back Stephen Davis, who was holding out in a contract dispute agreed to a one year deal less than a half hour ago. He will arrive at camp sometime tomorrow. Speaking of stars, Mike Stevens checks in from Redskins training camp with local favorite Bruce Smith.
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Independence is hosting the 2000 Dixie Boys 13 and 14 year old state baseball tournament.
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Roy Stanley was the guest speaker at the event today at B-A Rudy Junior Memorial Field in Independence.
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Roy Live Interview

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[SAM ROLLS B-ROLL FROM THE TRUCK]


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[S-VHSL]


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A federal court jury in Charlottesville has ruled that the Virginia High School League discriminates against female athletes by allowing different seasonal alignments for female sports depending on the classification of the school.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


The jury awarded 17 thousand dollars to each of the 11 plaintiffs in the lawsuit. In addition, the VHSL must now redesign it's program to comply with Title IX. Under the current system, all male sports take place in the same season. If a school changes classification, the sports seasons are the same for males. But a multi-sport female may have to choose between sports.
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[S-Qualify]


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[WRITER=sma]
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The Winston Cup drivers went through Bud Pole qualifying for Sunday's Pennsylvania 500 today. Tony Stewart bumped Mark Martin off the pole with a new track record speed of 172.391 miles per hour. Here's the top 25.
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Rick Mast was 33rd, Elliott Sadler 34th, Ward Burton 35th, and Stacy Compton 36th [S-Staples]


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Former UVa basketball great Curtis Staples will finish up his quick release girls basketball camp tonight with the all star game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]


20 young high school stars will play in tonights game that will tip off at seven pm at Lynchburg college. 160 girls a(------------) ttented the camp. Staples has signed a pone year deal to play overseas in the Italian league with team Bennetton.