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Next on News 7-
A teenager is killed in an ATV accident today-
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The search goes on into the night for a missing hiker in Montgomery County. A live report coming up.
And e-commerce means expansion for some local companies.
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News 7 is coming up next.

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A massive search is on in Montgomery County for a hiker last seen Saturday.
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23 year old Michael (sha-ROVE) Sharov of Blacksburg was dropped off in the Glade Road area Saturday Morning.
He was due home Sunday.
Today his family contacted police saying they hadn't heard from him.
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Meredyth Censullo is in Montgomery County tonight with the latest.
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(QUESTION: Do searchers think Sunday nights storms had anything to do with his dissapearance?)



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R and B Communications in Daleville is expanding.
The company will create 100 new jobs when they launch a high-speed Internet connection service.
The expanded R and B Communications will now be part of a new office park in Botetourt County.

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E-commerce also means expansion for another area company.
E-Toys is expanding to gear up for the holiday season.
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The company's toying with the idea of creating more space for all the products.
Today the online company announced a multimillion dollar expansion plan.
The Governor and other state officials gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Company officials say this will allow faster service for their customers.
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((TOBY LENK/ETOYS CEO; HERE IN BLAIRS WE NOW HAVE A PRESENCE IN THE EAST COAST FOR THE FIRST TIME. 70 PERCENT OF OUR CUSTOMERS ARE ON THE EAST COAST.))
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((DEREK LINDER/ETOYS EMPLOYEE: IT IS TOUGH AROUND HERE WITH THE TEXTILE AND TOBACCO THIS IS SOMETHING NEW AND DIFFERENT. IT'S A START OF SOMETHING NEW IN THE DANVILLE AREA.))
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Etoys will hire about 15-hundred temporary employees for the holiday season.
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From toys to trucks -- a new company in Botetourt County makes cherry-pickers for companies like A-E-P and plans to hire 150 people over the next three years
Altec pay about 12-dollars an hour.
It hopes to open a plant in the Greenfield Industrial Park next year -- and by 2003, invest almost 13 million dollars in Botetourt County.
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From drought to wildfires, weather is taking a toll on the nation- Soon forecasters will have more high tech help- Lee Cowan explains.
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((From the parched plains of Texas -- to the roaring rockies of the west -- the nation's drought is taking its toll. In Montana -- more evacuations were ordered as another fire chased hundreds from their homes in Red Lodge -- while in Dallas Texas -- ranchers remain mired in the 60th straight day without a single drop of rain. It is a weather disaster impossible to prevent -- but possible to predict -- not on the ground, but in the air.
NASA will launch the second of five new super satellites into orbit next month -- a satellite who's predecessor has already helped uncover a bit of good weather news.
JOHN JONES, NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE "There is a transition going on right now."
It's happening in the Pacific. After two long two years, the La Nina weather pattern -- cold water that pushes the cooler, moister air further north -- is weakening fast. JOHN JONES, NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE "It's going to take several months before this transition really effects the continental US." The "NOAA-L" will track La Nina's demise. Designed to fly lower -- with better resolution -- the 270 million dollar eye in the sky will improve long range forecasts -- by helping to predict global trends. "But it can also detect how healthy crops are -- where migratory birds are flying -- when a forest fire starts -- even help search and rescue crews locate people in trouble. If there IS a global change in the weather on the horizon -- the NOAA-L will see it first. After two years of this in the south -- and a summer of this in the West -- almost any change would be welcome. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington.))

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A fifteen year old Callaway boy died in a four wheeler accident in Franklin County.
State police say Clinton Wayne Young was on an a-t-v near his home late this afternoon when the accident happened.


Troopers say the teenager pulled onto route 640 in front of a pick up truck and was knocked into the path of another vehicle.
Young was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police say Young was not wearing a helmet.


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A dispute between V-DOT and Montgomery County may land both parties in court.
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The Department of Transportation wants to build a telecommunications tower near Exit 109 of Interstate 81.
It plans to lease space on the tower to telecommunications companies.
And it says it doesn't need the county's approval to do it.
But Montgomery County's Board of Supervisors is threatening legal action.
Supervisors say V-DOT should be subject to the same procedures as anyone who puts up a cell-phone tower.
That includes public hearings before the planning commission and supervisors.
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((MARTY MCMAHON/COUNTY ATTORNEY: THE ISSUE, WE THINK, IS THAT THEY'VE JUST CUT A DEAL WITH THE TELECOMMUNICATION INDUSTRY TO LET THESE TOWERS ON THEIR RIGHTS OF WAY SAYING THAT THEY DON'T HAVE TO GET OUR LOCAL APPROVAL.))
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VDOT says it needs the tower for its "Intelligent Transportation System" on the interstate.
It also has plans for cell towers in Augusta, Botetourt and Pulaski Counties.
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Montgomery County contends that a state Supreme Court decision prevents V-DOT from circumventing county land-use procedures.
Fairfax County took VDOT to court and won in an earlier dispute.

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A popular route along the Roanoke River will hopefully re-open to the public within the next few months.
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The stretch of Wiley Drive through Smith Park has been closed for over a year while crews worked on the sewer interceptor project.
That work is complete, but the city has held off on re-opening the road until speed humps and other traffic control measures can been installed.
City officials say they're now working on a construction plan to finish those improvements, they hope it'll be done by the end of the year.
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Virginia seems to have a license plate for everything.
But next on News 7, find out why the possibility of one plate is creating controversy.
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And flames tear through a centuries-old brewery.
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((THIS IS DENISE ALLEN IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS DEPARTMENT: TONIGHT THE HILLCATS ARE PLAYING TO CLINCH THE IN NORTHERN DIVISION. HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MAJORS AND A FASHION STATEMENT AT THE US OPEN. NEWS FROM TECH AND UVA AND THE LATEST ON ALUMNI IN THE NFL. ALL THAT LATER IN SPORTS.))

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A group called Richmond Pride Coalition wants a new state license plate-- promoting gay and lesbian pride in Virginia.
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The pride "plate proposal" would only have a rainbow triangle and the word "pride" on it.
The idea already has opponents and defenders.
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((ROBIN DEJARNETTE/FAMILY FOUNDATION: EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE PROBABLY LOOKING AT THIS AS A FREEDOM OF SPEECH ISSUE, IT'S REALLY GOVERNMENT SPEECH WHEN IT'S ON A GOVERNMENT TAG, PRODUCED AND PRESENTED BY THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. AND THAT'S JUST A FINE LINE.))
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((SHIRLEY LESSER/VIRGINIANS FOR JUSTICE: WELL, I REALLY THINK THAT PINK TRIANGLES, AND RAINBOW FLAGS, AND OTHER PRIDE SYMBOLS ON THE BACK OF CARS ARE MEANT FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE GAY. THEY'RE MEANT AS A STATEMENT THAT WE'RE NOT ALONE, WE HAVE COMMUNITY, WE'RE HERE, EVEN IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. SO, I KNOW IT'S NOT MEANT TO OFFEND ANYONE. IT'S MEANT AS STRENGTH AND COMPASSION AND CAMARADERIE AMONG OUR PARTICULAR CULTURE.))
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The General Assembly's already approved 180 commemorative plates, representing groups from Harley Davidson owners to hillbillies, or Mountaineers.
And if you're doubly creative, and want to pay even more, you can support the arts and make your own statement now.

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It was an "out of this world" claim.
Now , an Alexandria circuit court judge says it's out of his hands.
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Larry Bryant's the man who was suing Governor Jim Gilmore -- alleging the Governor was NOT doing enough to protect Virginians from the alien invasion and threat of alien abduction.
Judge Alfred Swersky says he has NO authority to decide if the Governor's doing a good job protecting us from extraterrestrials.
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Two days of police questions end with a special request from Patsy Ramsey-
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((PATSY RAMSEY/JONBENET'S MOTHER: I JUST HOPE CHIEF BECKNER WHATEVER OBSTACLES ARE IN YOUR WAY THAT MADE YOU THINK I KILLED MY CHILD, I WANT TO HELP YOU GET OVER THAT.))
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John and Patsy Ramsey say they not only answered questions but they say they offered leads they say could help find their daughter's killer.
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((JOHN RAMSEY/JONBENET'S FATHER: TO A DEGREE WE CAME HERE TO GET POLICE TO LOOK AT SOMEONE ELSE THEN WE WILL HAVE ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING.))
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It was almost four years ago that Jon Benet was found murdered in the basement of the family home in Bolder Colorado-
The Ramseys' attorney says his clients have cooperated fully and now that their questions are answered - he says it's time for investigators to move forward with the case.
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Fire raged through the night in Prague-
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the biggest fire to hit the Czech city in ten years-
The 19th century brewery caught fire- sending flames into the sky that could be seen throughout the city.
Over 40 fire engines rushed to the scene with 153 firefighters working on the blaze.
The building was being used as a storehouse and was supposed to go under reconstruction soon- Now only the outside walls remain.
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A name change is in the works for Columbia Healthcare of Southwest Virginia.
The hospital network will now be called "Electa Healthcare -- Your Hospitals of Choice."
Hospital officials say while this is just a name change, it signifies their goal to be the health-care provider of choice for people who live in Southwest Virginia.
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Virginia Tech is working to re-shape the internet.
Find out how when News 7 returns.
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And later-- Survivor Rudy gets a hero's welcome from his hometown of Virginia Beach.
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[Virtual-Tour]


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If you're thinking about moving, you may want to think about taking a virtual tour.
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Local Realtors are putting homes for sale on-line.
Customers are able to get an e-view of a house to decide if they want a personal tour.
Amy Hudson attributes her recent success to virtual tours on her web site.
She says her business is growing.
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[TC 04:06:07] ((AMY HUDSON/OWENS & COMPANY: INTERNET USERS WANT A FAST RESPONSE AND THAT'S WHY WE'VE TAKEN TWO PEOPLE IN LAST YEAR TO GIVE BUYERS THAT RESPONSE TO GIVE THAT GOOD SERVICE.))
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Customers can also take a look at school districts, sports teams and churches in the area.
That information makes it possible for customers around the world to learn about the Roanoke Valley.
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Making the internet accessible to people everywhere- That's what a group of students and faculty will work on at Virginia Tech.
Tech is one of 19 universities selected to receive a multi-million dollar grant for a program meant to break down Internet barriers.
The National Science Foundation awarded Tech more than 2-and half million for the computer networking research program.
Their research will be used by private companies and the government.

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Did the Hillcats clinch the division, highlights of tonight's game in Salem, plus tennis and football.
First our extra point.
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Lowe's Motor Speedway president Humpy Wheeler has been working with engineers to develop a durable Styrofoam like substance to pad the outside walls Ever since Adam Petty and Kenny Irwin were killed in practice crashes into the outside wall at New Hampshire.
The track showed the fruits of the engineers work with this demonstration.
The Speedway may use it at all races this October.
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Game two of a three game series between Lynchburg and the Avalanche at Salem Stadium.
The Hillcats needed a win or a Wilmington loss to clinch the Northern Division.
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Lynchburg was down five to one in the fifth when manager Tracey Woodson argues a call and is thrown out of the game.
Still in the fifth, Choo Freeman gets the double to right field. The hit brings home Josh Bard to increase the Avalanche lead.
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The Hillcats then mount a comeback, in the top of the sixth Paul Weichard hits it off the right field wall, three runs score and it's seven-six Salem.
This one goes into extra innings Salem wins 11-10 in 12. Wilmington won last night 2-to-1 over Frederick
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The number two seed in the US Open has fallen as qualifier Wayne Arthurs upset Gustavo Kuerten.
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Arthurs knocked off Kuerten 4-6,6-3,7-6,7-6.
The left hander pounded out 26 aces including the final one a 134 mile per hour ace on match point.
On the women's side Serena Williams made a fashion statement during her win over Tina Pisnik.
The defending champion beat Pisnik 6-3, 6-2 wearing a sheer tie-dyed dress overlay and matching shoes.
Second seed Lindsay Davenport needed only a little more than an hour to beat Gala Leon Garcia 6-0, 6-1 and move on in the tournament.
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More moves are in store for the Roanoke Express' front office.
Roanoke now needs to find a new Director of Communications.
Randy Sieminski is leaving the position to go to the NHL.
He flies out of Roanoke this weekend to hook up with the Florida Panthers at their training camp in Ottawa.
He'll be Florida's media relations manager.

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Brigham Young's air attack could be the biggest challenge the Virginia Cavaliers face this Saturday when the Courgars come to Charlottesville.
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BYU has three top notch senior receivers that accounted for 132 catches a season ago.
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UVA still has 25-hundred reserved seats for Saturday's game.
They're 30-dollars a piece. The season opener is the dedication game of the expanded Carl Smith Center at Scott Stadium.
Kick off is at 3:30.

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Lightning zapped Lane Stadium on Sunday - but now it's the Zips that concern the Hokies. Mike Stevens has more on this Saturday's game and the latest on the BCA situation.
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Former Virginia tight end Casey Crawford has made the cut and is on the Carolina Panthers roster.
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Crawford was signed by the Panthers as a rookie free agent. He was not drafted and, after injuries limited him to a third of the games his senior season at UVa, he had decided to retire from football at this time last year.
Carolina had planned to keep only three tightends, but Crawford caught a TD and a two point conversion in the preseason and was too impressive to let go.
Also, the Panthers have re-signed former Hokie linebacker Michael Hawkes.
He will likely spend this season on the Carolina Practice squad.
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Patrick Henry product Chris Combs has earned a spot on the Steelers roster.
You can watch Chris in his NFL debut this Sunday at one right here On Your Hometown Station.
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The Cleveland Browns have released former Wahoo Terry Kirby. 30 year old Kirby was about to start his eighth season. He played all 16 games for the Browns last season rushing for 452 yards on 130 carries and caught 58 passes for 528 yards.
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Former Hokie Ken Oxendine also found himself on the chopping block. Detroit released Oxendine yesterday.
The Lions had acquired him from Atlanta on waivers last week
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[Rudy]


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He survived the elements in Borneo- making it to the final three of the hit T-V game show "Survivor."
Tonight a hero's welcome for Rudy Boesch in Virginia Beach.
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Rudy got the key to the city and told the crowd he won't be on the next Survivor show.
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((RUDY BOESCH/SURVIVOR FINALIST: YEA I WOULD BUT THEY WON'T LET ME KNOW TOO MUCH.))
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Rudy and his wife live in Virginia Beach.
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