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[Missing-Hiker]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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Montgomery county is the scene of a search and rescue mission for a Blacksburg man who went on a weekend hike, and never returned.
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The family of 23 year old Micheal Shavro contacted police yesterday. Shavro was due to return from an overnight hike Sunday. The search started later yesterday afternoon in the Jefferson National forest. Several dog teams worked through the night, but found no sign of Shavro. His family tells police Shavro was expected back at Army basic training in Georgia today. He was on leave for hernia surgery.
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[SUPER=01-Sgt. Billy Wiatt/Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Dept.;]
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Search and rescue workers will meet at 8 am to continue the search.
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[7-11Franklin-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A four wheeler accident in Franklin County has killed a fifteen year old Callaway boy.
State police say Clinton Wayne Young was on an a-t-v near his home late yesterday 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.

[7-RB-Jobs]


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A local business announces a major expansion.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]
[TAPE#=00-10 1:15:11]


R and B communications of Daleville will create 100 new jobs when it launches a high-speed Internet connection service geared toward residential customers.
The expansion made it necessary for the company to build a new headquarters.
It will now be part of a new office park in Botetourt Co.
R&B Communications of Daleville merged with C-F-W Communications in May.
The company has a customer base of 3.6 million people in Virginia and West Virginia.
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Tonight on News 7 at 5 and 6, we'll take a look at the new office park and building site.

[7-11Virtual-Tour]


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A new tool is letting home buyers preview their future home without ever stepping inside.
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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.))
[SUPER=01-Amy Hudson/Owens & Company]
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[OUT Q=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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Turning now to weather--
Partly sunny skies today, with more showers possible...look for highs approaching 80.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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It was an exhausting night for search and rescue workers in Montgomery county, as they looked for a missing hiker in the Jefferson National Forest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


The family of 23 year old Micheal Shavro contacted police yesterday. Shavro was due to return from an overnight hike Sunday. The search started later yesterday afternoon in the Jefferson National forest. Several dog teams worked through the night, but found no sign of Shavro. His family tells police Shavro was expected back at Army basic training in Georgia today. He was on leave for hernia surgery.
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[SUPER=01-Sgt. Billy Wiatt/Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Dept.;]
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Search and rescue workers will meet in a few minutes to continue the search.
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[45-11Etoys]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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E-Toys is expanding to gear up for the holiday rush.
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[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


The company's toying with the idea of creating more space for all the products.
Yesterday, 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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[IN Q=Here in Blairs]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Toby Lenk/eToys CEO]
[SUPER=01-Derek Linder/eToys Employee; :10]
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[OUT Q=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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[45-11Altec]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

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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[45-11Wiley-Drive]


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A popular route along the Roanoke River could re-open to the public within the next few months.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


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, which they hope will be completed by the end of the year.
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Shifting gears now to weather--
Not much change...partly sunny with a possibility of showers and highs stay mild in the upper 70s.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Montgomery county officials are searching for a Blacksburg man who is missing after a weekend hike.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


The family of 23 year old Micheal Shavro contacted police yesterday. Shavro was due to return from an overnight hike Sunday. The search started later yesterday afternoon in the Jefferson National forest. Several dog teams worked through the night, but found no sign of Shavro. His family tells police Shavro was expected back at Army basic training in Georgia today. He was on leave for hernia surgery.
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[SUPER=01-Sgt. Billy Wiatt/Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Dept.;]
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The search and rescue mission has resumed this morning.
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[8-11VDOT-Towers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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V-DOT's plans to build a telecommunications tower may end in a court battle with Montgomery County officials.

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The Department of Transportation wants to build a the tower near Exit 109 off 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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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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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.

[8-11Alien-Lawsuit]


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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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[SUPER=03-Springfield/July 25]


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 extra terrestrials.
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Let's take another look at the mid- week forecast...
Partly sunny skies, along with a possibility of showers...highs in the upper 70s to near 80.

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