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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Just ahead on NEWS 7 at six.
The fight to save a local landmark continues in Covington.
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And, extreme sports. Some might say these local kids are pushing the envelope but to them it's all in fun.
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In sports today, Michael Vick is ready to get to work with the Atlanta Falcons a couple of state players are picked in the N-F-L draft.
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And Bobby Hamilton makes a move on the final lap to win the Talladega 500.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
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Another weekend comes to an end on a high note but changes are heading our way...I'll have your forecast...

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((WE DON'T FEEL ANYTHING IS DONE UNTIL THE WRECKING BALL HITS.))
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[VO-NAT]


Residents fight the demolition of a downtown building, but is time on their side?
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]


Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.[Covington-Hall]


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Members of an Alleghany County community are banding together to save a piece of their history.
The Old City Hall in Covington is scheduled to be demolished this year, but not if one group has its way.
News 7's Rachel Cannon has the story.
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[SUPER=03-Paul B. Lacy/Friends of the Old City Hall;:24 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Jacob Wright/Friends of Old City Hall;:42 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Wynona Crush/Friends of Old City Hall;:48 QUICK]
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((NATS tc 14:26 (talking about classes there) Paul Lacy, has little trouble remembering his time as a student in 1932, when the old city hall was his high school. Nearly 70-years later, while he and the building have aged (tc 19:25:11 cracks), both are still standing strong, so much so Paul is fighting to save it
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((IT'S JUST TOO NICE OF A BUILDING TO GROUND UP INTO TRASH))
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In February, the city council voted 3 to 2 to demolish the building, now that a new one is up and running next store. But "Friends of the Old City Hall" have a different plan and are working to save what they call a historic landmark.

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((JACOB WRIGHT/FRIENDS OF OLD CITY HALL; WE WERE GONNA TURN IT INTO AN ART CENTER AND THAT IS STILL WHAT WERE THINKING ABOUT BUT RIGHT NOW ARE MORE WORRIED ABOUT SAVING IT.))
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((WYNONA CRUSH/FRIENDS OF OLD CITY HALL; I JUST SEE THE POTENTIAL, WE NEED TO PRESERVE OUR HISTORY THIS IS OUT HERITAGE. ))
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Mayor Temple Kessinger Junior, who declined an interview, has said he wonders where the concerned residents with ideas were when construction of the new city hall started. He says now is too late, that although the vote to demolish was a tough one, it's a done deal.
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((IT WAS A DONE ISSUE WHEN THEY SAID THEY WERE GONNA REMODEL IT IN 1996 AND THEN THEY CAME BACK AND SAID THEY WERE GONN
A BUILD A NEW ONE.)) (please butt sots)

((WE DON'T FEEL ANYTHING IS DONE UNTIL THE WRECKING BALL HITS.))
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Which is scheduled to make contact October 1st, but before that, City Council must find the money to pay for it. Rachel Cannon News 7 Covington.))
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]


The Friends of Old City Hall say they will hold a candlelight vigil at the site May 29th at 7 p-m.
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[Backyard-Wrestling]


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A warning: Our next story contains video some may find graphic or offensive. It deals with a controversial form of extreme sports.
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Today--- hundreds turned out in Roanoke to watch backyard wrestling at Fallon Park.

A group of local teenagers staged the event and say despite the blood it's all in good fun. Some parents were also in the crowd.
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((WE BEEN WRESTLING FOR ABOUT A YEAR NOW, OUT OF SOME GUYS BACKYARD. WE GOT KICKED OUT AND CALLED THE CITY, BUT THEY DON'T KNOW IT'S A LITTLE OUT OF HAND, A LITTLE CRAZY))
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[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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((Don Walker/Backyard Wrestler; THE BLOOD WASN'T BAD... WE HAD THE PROPER MEDICAL FACILITIES... I'M NOT HURT. THERE'S NO PROBLEM AT ALL.))
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Vernath, who's the organizer of the event, says it's not promoting violence, and the wrestlers take many safety precautions. City parks and recreation officials were NOT available for comment.
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[Peru-Plane]


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The Michigan missionary whose plane was shot down over Peru had ties to Virginia.
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Ronnie Bowers and her infant daughter were killed Friday when their plane was shot down by a Peruvian air force jet. Family members say Bowers grew up on the Eastern shore before leaving to attend college in North Carolina. A U-S surveillance plane had been tracking the missionaries' plane before it was shot down.
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((PRESIDENT BUSH:OUR ROLE IS TO HELP COUNTRIES IDENTIFY PLANES THAT FAIL TO FILE FLIGHT PLANS. OUR ROLE WAS SIMPLY TO PASS ON INFORMATION AND BUT WE'LL GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THAT SITUATION. ))
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Bowers' husband and their son were not injured.

[Greenbrier-Gambling]


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The Greenbrier Resort and its president are suing a Lewisburg lawyer for his role in last year's defeat of a referendum to establish a casino at the hotel.
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They want attorney Barry Bruce to make up the 36-million dollars they say the resort is expected to lose because of the defeat. The lawsuit says Bruce's allegations that the hotel violated state election laws were defamatory and prompted voters to reject the casino. Bruce says he's done nothing wrong and is looking forward to defending himself and discussing how the hotel ran its pro-casino campaign.
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[Eagle-Rock]


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Traveling is made easier for some residents in Botetourt County thanks to a new bridge.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

The bridge, built over the James River connects Routes 220 and 43, and opens to traffic this Tuesday. The bridge replaces an older version that after years of wear and tear, became unsafe for travel. The new construction will make the trip to the town of Eagle Rock easier and faster. An official dedication and grand opening is scheduled for Tuesday at 11 a-m.
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[Brush-Fire]


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A brush fire threatened a home on Yellow Mountain Road today.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Roanoke County fire officials responded to the brush fire early this morning. The fire did threaten a nearby home, but firefighters gained control of the blaze. There's no word on the cause of the fire, or a dollar estimate on damages.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Coming up, getting teens through tough times...it's easier said than done...
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We'll introduce you to a local woman who is making it her life's work.
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[L'Burg-Autopsy]


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State Police are investigating the death of a mentally retarded patient two years ago at a state facility near Lynchburg. A second autopsy of 66-year-old William ``Doug'' Jones differs from the autopsy report done by the Central Virginia Training Center's doctor. An autopsy done by a state medical examiner shows Jones died from a blunt injury to the abdomen, caused by either a blow or a fall that ruptured the spleen. But an autopsy performed by the center's staff doctor said Jones died of pancreatitis. (pan-kree-uh-TYE-tus). Jones died in 19-99 after emergency surgery at a Lynchburg hospital.

[Earth-Day]


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Many took time out this weekend to pay tribute to Mother Nature.
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Yesterday-- dozens celebrated Earth Day with a celebration at Virginia Western Community College. Celebrations are also being held around the country. Earth Day, however, has raised questions among some concerning President Bush's environmental policy. On C-B-S this morning-- Senator Joe Lieberman cited the president's scrapping of stricter limits on arsenic in water.


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On the same program, E-P-A chief Christie Whitman defended the President saying Bush will come up with his own regulations to reduce the amount of arsenic in water.
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Roanoke police are investigating an accident on I- 581.
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Police say a man was driving his black honda civic northbound, when he drove through the guardrail before the Elm avenue exit. The car landed on its roof in the Self Storage parking lot on the corner of fourth street and Jennings Avenue. The accident happened yesterday evening. Police say they don't know what caused the driver to go over the embankment. There's no word on any injuries.
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It's day two for the N-F-L draft, Michael Vick heads towards Atlanta, and a pair of local players get the call.
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and Bobby Hamilton makes a late a move to win at Talledega. Roy Stanley will have those highlights and more, coming up in sports.
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[D-Day-Parking]


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Security and maintenance.
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That's what parking fees at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford will be used to offset... at least for a while. The board of the memorial foundation decided to charge the 10- dollar parking fee beginning in June. The fee will be in place until the foundation can accumulate an endowment. The parking fee, however, won't be in effect during the June sixth memorial dedication.
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[Va-Profile]


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Many kids couldn't get through High School without them.
Guidance counselors are there for scheduling, college applications and as support for the curve balls adolescence throws at us.
Blacksburg High School is lucky to have one of it's own walking the halls doing all that.
In this week's Virginia Profile, New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has her story.
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((Nats - bell ringing Debbie Campbell can't get far from the guidance office before a student says hello (nats hello) asks a question (nats talking) or just simply wants to talk, but Campbell doesn't mind, she says it's the best part of her job.
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(( ))
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Nats -answering phone Then there's the phone calls, paperwork and large caseload each of the three full-time counselors and part-time Campbell have to handle
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(( ))
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Nats Campbell admits being stuck in her adolescence, feeling right at home in the school, the place where she met her husband of almost 10-years, and graduated from. Perhaps it's the reason Campbell does her job so well, she's been there.
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(( ))
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Rachel Cannon, News 7, Blacksburg))

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And coming up in sports, Bobby Hamilton wins at Talladega The Salem Avalanche was at home again this afternoon.
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And Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke is drafted by the Carolina Panthers.
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Bobby Hamilton made a move on the final lap and he takes the checkered flag winning the Talladega 500.
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[SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/FOX SPORTS; :]


While the rest of the cars battled up front, Dale Jarrett would take his time getting to the front he was running 30-th with 176 laps to go.
South Boston's Ward Burton joined several other drivers to lead the race as the cars would run side by side three deep early in the race.
Dale Earnhardt Junior moved his way through traffic and he would lead the race after 105 laps in the book the field then going back to single file.
Ricky Rudd took advantage of track position and he was leading the race with 38 to go.
Then the cars went to the pits for a final time for gas and tires.
With 11 laps to go Tony Stewart was the leader but on the white flag lap Hamilton made his move taking the lead and winning the Talladega 500 just ahead of Stewart in the race that was caution free.
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Rookie Kurt Busch was third followed by Mark Martin and Bobby Labonte.




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A couple of state players were among the group chosen in the fith round of the N-F-L draft.
Virginia Tech offensive guard Matt Lehr was the 137-th pick and Virginia tight End Billy Baber was chosen by Kansas City with the 141-st pick.
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Meantime, Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke was selected in the fourth round by the Carolina Panthers. The Florida State was the 106-th overall pick and the fifth quarterback taken.
Weinke will be 29 by the start of next season having played minor league baseball before enroling at Florida State 4 years ago.
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Michael Vick spent much of his first day as an NFL player catching up on his sleep.
He better rest up now, because soon he will be scrambling in more ways than one.
Mike Stevens has more from New York City.
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Over in Salem this afternoon, The Avalanche and Warthogs of Winston-Salem concluded a three game series.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Warthogs; :]


A beautiful day as the two teams went head to head.
Salem's Javier Colina hits this shot off the wall in left centerfield the double gave the Avalanche a runner in scoring position.
But before the next batter could swing at a pitch Warthog catcher Tony Garcia gets up and heads to second base to say something to Colina. The benches cleared however the umpires controlled the situation quickly.
[SUPER=37-Salem/5/Winston-Salem/3/;]


Then later in the game Colina hits this shot deep off the wall in right centerfield scoring a run to make it 4 to 2 and Salem wins it 5 to 3.
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[S-MLB]


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In Major League baseball today, Cincinnati and the Mets hooked up in the National League.
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[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/FOX SPORTS; :]


Bobby Valentine watches as the Mets take the lead.
In the bottom of the fourth, Edgardo Alfonzo takes this fast ball and sends it over the left field fence for a solo homer and the Mets jumped out to the 1 to nothing lead.
[SUPER=35-N.Y. Mets/5/Cincinnati/1/;]


Then leading 2 to nothing Todd Ziele hits a shot in the gap at left centerfield scoring Joe McEwing and Alfonzo to make it 4 to Nothing and the Mets go on to win it 5 to 1.
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