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Just ahead on NEWS 7 at six.

The Roanoke Rescue Mission wants to expand.
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But the organization which helps the homeless isn't getting a warm reception from some of its neighbors.
We'll hear from opponents.
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Plus, police in Amherst search for a bank robber.

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In sports, Steve Mason continues his reports from the Carolina Panther training camp the Giants are wrapping up camp we'll hear from Tiki Barber.
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And the swimmers at this years City County Championship are competing for more than just ribbons.
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New clues in a murder mystery .. Police say they may be closer to finding out who killed a Radford University student.

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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.



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Investigators have had few leads in murder of Lori Pleasants in the past six weeks.
Now, unidentified D-N-A has been found on a knife used to cut her wrist.
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The 23 year old was found in her Radford apartment June 15-th.
An autopsy showed she'd been strangled - but her wrist had also been cut.
According to an affidavit, the D-N-A on the knife did NOT match Pleasants.
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A search warrant was issued on July 21-st to obtain a blood sample from a man who said he attempted to have sex with Pleasants the morning of June 15-th.
His name isn't being released because he hasn't been charged.



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Police are looking for the man who robbed a bank in Amherst, this morning.
Investigators say a black male entered the F and M Bank at the Ambriar Shopping Center and demanded money. [take pinnacle page]
The suspect was NOT armed.
He's described as a black male, six foot one or taller weighing about 160- pounds.
He was last seen wearing a red shirt and blue pants.
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Police say the suspect fled on foot and later got into a teal or aqua green Ford Explorer with heavy damage to the drivers side.
The rear window was also taped with plastic.

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An inmate at the Roanoke jail has died. The Sheriff's Office says fellow inmates heard Joan Martin Hairston fall in her cell. Sheriff's officials say they'll investigate - But, they believe the 56-year-old Hairston died of natural causes. She suffered from a terminal illness.



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The Roanoke Rescue Mission wants to expand .. but Southeast residents are saying "not in my neighborhood." Kate Weidaw has the story.
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Roanoke city and the Rescue Mission see potential in this neighborhood for a new residential recovery unit for women and children. But before anything is built the public is getting to see what the Mission wants to do with this Southeast neighborhood.

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((MIKE BRENNAN/CONSULTANT: WHEN YOU'RE STANDING HERE WHAT AREA DO YOU FEEL THIS IS APART OF, A RESIDENTIAL AREA OR THE COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT.))
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But there's one problem with the Mission's plan to build a new facility, some of the residents don't want it.

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((BOBBY MEADOWS/RESIDENT: I THINK IT'S ENCROACHING INTO THE RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS IT'S THERE WE EXCEPT IT BUT WE DON'T WANT IT ANY LARGER.))
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But to make the proposed building look residential and fit in with the surroundings would mean knocking down five homes on fourth street. The problem with that, residents are refurbishing the neighborhood. Abandoned homes are getting complete makeovers.

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((CHRISTINE PROFFITT/RESIDENT: THERE WAS CEILINGS FALLING DOWN THERE WAS HOMELESS PEOPLE LIVING IN IT WINDOWS WERE BUSTED IT NEEDED A PAINT JOB.))
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Christine Proffitt and her husband have spent the past four years transforming their home. Proffitt says the proposal to tear down the homes is a bad idea.

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((CHRISTINE PROFFITT: I BELIEVE THEY'RE PART OF THIS NEIGHBORHOOD STRUCTURE AND THE MORE WE LOOSE OUR HOMES WE ARE LOOSING OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IT GIVES US CHARACTER AND SHOWS HOW OLD THE NEIGHBORHOOD ACTUALLY IS.))
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But the Roanoke Rescue Mission says they need more space to accommodate the public. And while the proposed sites are only in the planning stage they will continue to work with this community's needs. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))
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If you're interested in checking out the sites the Roanoke Rescue Mission hopes to build on, another tour will be given August 15-th at 10-30 in the morning and again at 6-30 that night.






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A Bedford man whose son was killed in a traffic accident pled guilty this week to contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Prosecutors say William T- Curry provided alcohol to his son and the teenage driver of the car.
Curry's 15-year-old son was killed when the vehicle struck a tree.
The 16-year-old driver told police he'd been drinking before the crash... leading to the charges against Curry. [Ap

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A display at Valley View Mall in Roanoke gave shoppers a chance to see for themselves what the Star City has to offer.
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In honor of "Citizens Appreciation Day", various Roanoke organizations showcased their products.
One organizer of the event said it's a great way for folks to see what's out there.
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((TERESA PECK/ORGANIZER: A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE HAVE A BAD FEELING ABOUT THE CITY GOVERNMENT AND THIS IS JUST A WAY OF LETTING THEM KNOW IT'S NOT ALL THAT BAD AND WE'RE HERE TO OFFER SERVICES FOR THEIR GOOD.))
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U-S Cellular was also on hand to show kids that dialing 9-1-1 on your cell phone can be different from using your phone at home.
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((MICHELLE NEU/US CELLULAR: THERE ARE SO MANY OUT THERE NOW AND EVERYONE HAS THEM IN THEIR CAR AND THEY CARRY THEM WITH THEM AND IT'S IMPORTANT THEY KNOW HOW TO CALL 911 AND THEIR HOME LINE.))
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The event also kicked off National Night Out - which will be held in Roanoke on Tuesday.
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Next on News 7... A pair of students is suing their school over their wardrobe .. They say their right to Freedom of Expression is being compromised. We'll have more.
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And an alternative to the S-O-Ls is being drawn up. We'll tell you how your kids could soon graduate WITHOUT having to take the tests.
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Two high school students suspended for wearing t-shirts adorned with the Confederate flag are suing their school. The Rutherford Institute says Varina High School violated the students' constitutional right to free expression, so the Institute filed a lawsuit on their behalf.
The school has a policy banning Confederate symbols on school grounds.
The students reportedly wore the t-shirts last April, designated as Confederate History month by Governor Gilmore.


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A substitute for the Standards of Learning tests is in the works.
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The State Board of Education has unanimously approved a measure allowing students to substitute a variety of standardized test scores for the SOLs. The board also voted yesterday to allow students a greater selection of which SOL tests they take.
The moves come in response to complaints that the SOLs are too rigid.
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Technology is helping some businesses, but harming others.
News 7 business reporter Jennifer Miele explains the fine line between retail and e-tail in this week's business review.
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(( This week in review, Towers Mall owner Garry Rappaport says he's doing everything he can to keep from being shutout by on-line retailers.
Rappaport says less than one percent of retail is done on-line, but that number is expected to jump to 5 percent within the next three years.
Towers Mall has signed a 15-year deal with Kroger, a contract that Rappaport says is a sign of "regular" retail stability.
228 Norfolk Southern Employees scheduled for furlough are keeping their jobs for an extra five days.
Employees at the East End shops were to be let go next Friday, but the railroad has changed that date to August ninth.
Coal exports are now on a rise ..... a possible cause of the furlough delay.
Bank of America announced the elimination of as many as ten-thousand jobs.
Nearly 7 percent of its work force will be let go over the next year to revive growth and reduce costs.
Bank of America merged with Nationsbank which owned numerous branches throughout Virginia.
Legg Mason opened an office at First and Church, downtown. The company hopes to capitalize on the city's growth potential.
Mayor Ralph Smith came out to welcome the firm's employees to the Valley.
The company wants to service home- buyers, investors and corporations who are ready to expand in the Roanoke Valley.
Taking a look at the markets, the Dow closed at 3663 and the NASDAQ finished at ten-thousand-511 for the week.
For News 7 I'm Jennifer Miele and that's this week's business review.))







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Still to come on News 7 .. You're invited to a picnic in the park. You can R-S-V-P after the break.
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And it's always tea-time at a local bed and breakfast. We'll take you on a tour in this week's "Time Out." News 7 will be right back.
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Family, fellowship and fun is the goal of the third annual Stone Soul Picnic.
It's the brain child of WTOY's morning team, Ralph Clark and Duke Ellington.
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((WE'VE GOT...BIG EVENT.))
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[full screen page 9400 created this morning] The Stone Soul Picnic is next Saturday, August 5th at Washington Park in Roanoke from 2pm to 9pm
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For more than a century, Buchanan's "Berkley House" has welcomed guests. In this week's "Time Off," Kelli Thompson takes you on a tour of the Bed and Breakfast - where all the comforts of home mix with rich history.
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(( It all starts here in this room. The front room of John Shotwell's home known as the Berkley House. Guests congregate here for tea-time and enjoy complimentary refreshments before retiring to their own rooms.
The house has five bedrooms, all furnished with wood framed beds and curtains custom-made by John's late wife Sue. Each room has a theme possessing a unique quality.
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A lounge area is upstairs so guests can relax and even cook if they want to. But they don't have too, John offers a full southern style breakfast every morning.
Another bedroom is located on the first floor to accommodate people who can't climb up the stairs. Known as the Sleigh Room, the room has a fireplace and sleigh bed with a quality mattress for bad backs.
But John hopes The Berkley offers more than a comfortable night's sleep. He says the beauty of the house adds to the over-night experience.
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[INQ: I hope I make ] ((I HOPE I MAKE IT SPECIAL BY BEING A GOOD HOST TO PEOPLE WHEN THEY COME HERE. JUST DRIVING BY THE HOUSE ALL THOSE YEARS AND JUST SEEING IT WAS SO PRETTY PLACE AND EVENTUALLY I BOUGHT IT.))
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The one-hundred-fourteen year old home is located just a few miles off interstate 81 on route eleven in Botetourt County.
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[STAND-UP] [INQ: John is well-known] ((JOHN IS WELL-KNOWN IN THE COMMUNITY. HE'S BEEN A COACH AT JAMES RIVER HIGH SCHOOL SINCE 1961. PEOPLE COME HERE AS FAR AWAY AS SPAIN AND WHEN THEY STAY, THEY REALLY FEEL LIKE THEY ARE AT HOME.))
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[OUTQ: like they are at home.]
John lives alone in the house now with his fifteen year old friend Tinker. He purchased the home in 1988 and spent seven years preparing it for a future bed and breakfast.
John considered selling The Berkley at one time, but decided to keep it open for business.
He says he does this because he loves people, and wants to make the historic house a home away from home. Kelli Thompson, News 7, Botetourt County ))
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And coming up in sports, The City County swimming championship is being held at the Dedmon Center in Radford the Giants have found a new leader this season.
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And Steve Mason continues his reports from the Carolina Panthers training camp today its about the offense.
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The Atlanta Braves put together two big innings early in the game on their way to a 13 to 5 win over the Houston Astros.
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The Braves would get started in the first.
Leading 2 to nothing, Javier Lopez gets all of this pitch sending it over the left field wall for a two run homer and the Braves led the game 4 to nothing.
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Atlanta's Wally Joyner hit his 200-th homer and drove in four runs two came off this blast in the second making the score 8 to 3 and the Braves go on to win it 13 to 5.
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The biggest swim meet of the summer is happening this weekend at the Dedmon Center in Radford.
But blue ribbons are NOT the most important thing at this year's City-County Championship.
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This summer the Roanoke Valley Aquatic Association has dedicated the meet to Sue Ellen Spear Blackwell.
Sue volunteered nearly 20 years of her life to the R-V-A-A and organized the City-County meet.
She died of melanoma in April at the age of 49.
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1078 swimmers and 400 volunteers participate in this event so Sue thought this meet was a perfect way to educate people on how to be safe in the sun.
A special booth on skin cancer awareness was set up at the meet. It included a machine that identifies sun damage on your face.
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The Carolina Panthers finished 8 and 8 last year, despite possessing the NFL's fourth rated offense. Steve Mason checks in from Panthers training camp with the story of an offense that should rack up even more frequent flyer miles this season.
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((Pro Bowl receiver Mushin Muhammad is recovering from a pulled hamstring, but his injury hasn't hindered Carolina's air attack in training camp. The Panthers just reload at receiver with four time all pro tight end Wesley Wallas and former Virginia receiver Patrick Jeffers, who combined for 24 touchdowns and close to two thousand yards receiving last year. ((WESLEY WALLS/PANTHERS TIGHT END:)) ((PATRICK JEFFERS/PANTHERS RECEIVER:))
Quarterback Steve Beuerlein is coming off a career season. In fact, If the Panthers had made the playoffs, the 36 year old might have had a chance at throwing 40 touchdown passes in a season. ((STEVE BEUERLEIN/PANTHERS QUARTERBACK:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:)) Biakabatuka should receive help from running backs Anthony Johnson and recently signed Natrone Means. Steve Mason, news 7 sports.))

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The New York Giants have some work to do if they are to challenge in the N-F-C East.
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The Giants lost their last three games as part of a 2 and 6 second half and a 7 and 9 season.
And when management gave Jim Fassel only a one year contract extension the meassage was clear. The Giants must win this year.
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((TIKI BARBER/GIANTS RUNNING BACK: BUT I THINK KERRY IS GOING TO BE THE GUY TO LEAD US. THAT'S WHAT WE'VE NEEDED. WE'VE NEEDED SOMEONE TO JUST STEP IN AND BE A LEADER AND KERRY COLLINS IS GOING TO DO THAT FOR US. I THINK COACH FASSEL'S NEW EXTENSION EVEN THOUGH ITS NOT A LONG TERM THING I THINK IT GIVES ENOUGH CONFIDENCE FROM THE MANAGEMENT THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE CONFIDENCE IN HIM. IF WE GET EVERYONE ON THE SAME PAGE WE'LL BE FINE.))
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