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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

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Ahead on NEWS 7 at six... Nearly a dozen members of a local church are injured in a traffic accident in North Carolina.
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Plus, reaction to a new law in Virginia that cuts back on the amount of time teens spend behind the wheel and with whom.

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In sports, we will hear from NBA championship finalist George Lynch who is back home for his camp, Busch drivers try and tacle the Milwaukee Mile,
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[VO-NAT]


while the Steam talks about keeping their playoff hopes alive, all of this plus major league baseball.
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[WX-Head]
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Overall not a bad Sunday weather-wise, but we could be in store for some heavy showers and thunderstorms tonight. The forecast is coming up. [Video-Open]
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[SOT 37:53]
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((LAUREN HARLOW: I UNDERSTAND IT'S SAFER BUT IT'S ONLY PUTTING MORE CARS ON THE ROAD.))
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[OUT Q=on the road.]
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[VO-NAT]

Teenage drivers won't be able to pile friends into their cars any longer. A new law that changes how your kids drive takes affect today.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Good evening I'm Teresa Hamilton. More on that in just a minute, but first.

[Virginia-Heights]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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A Roanoke church van has crashed, and injured 11 people on Route 2-20 near Greensboro.
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[VO-NAT]
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The accident happened around 3-o'clock this afternoon in Randolph County, North Carolina. The Virginia Heights Baptist Church van was returning to Roanoke after a trip to Myrtle Beach. Four people were reportedly thrown from the van.\ The eleven victims were taken to several North Carolina Hospitals. We'll have more on the accident tonight on News 7 at 11.
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[Teen-Driving]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Some 8-hundred new laws the General Assembly passed this year go into effect today. One law that has teens and parents talking is the under 18 driving law. Some teens say it's not fair while officials say it will make Virginia's roads safer. Kate Weidaw has more.
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Amy McLaren is still getting the feel for driving a car.
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Now a new law will keep McLaren and other 16 year olds from packing their friends into the car.

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((AMY MCLAREN: SAYING YOU CAN ONLY HAVE ONE PERSON IN THE CAR UNTIL YOU TURN 17 WHEN YOU HAVE A GROUP OF PEOPLE YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE MORE KIDS FOLLOWING EACH OTHER GOING TO THE MALL OR GOING TO THE MOVIES.))
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The law will allow 17 year olds to have up to 3 minors as passengers. It's all in an effort to keep teens' eyes on the road and less distracted by friends.
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And don't expect to see teens on the road between midnight and 4 a-m. Lawmakers say unless you're driving from work or a school activity teens should not be behind the wheel.

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((LAUREN HARLOW: THERE'S NOTHING TO DO BEING OUT THAT LATE, UNLESS YOU'RE GOING TO SOMEONE'S HOUSE OR WORK WHICH I DON'T THINK PEOPLE AT OUR AGE NEED TO WORK THAT LATE.))
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While many teens can't wait to get their learner's permit, they'll have to wait six months longer. Future drivers will have to wait until they're 15 and a half for a permit and 16 and a half for a license.
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: BUT MANY TEENS SAY IT SHOULD NOT BE THE GOVERNMENTS DECISION TO DECIDE WHEN THEY CAN DRIVE AND HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN BE IN THE CAR, THAT DECISION THEY SAY SHOULD BE LEFT UP TO THE PARENTS.))
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((AMY MCLAREN: I THINK THEY DON'T KNOW EACH INDIVIDUAL PERSON AND OUR PARENTS KNOW US MORE THAN THE LAWMAKERS IN RICHMOND KNOW US.))
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But McLaren's dad doesn't think the new laws are so bad.

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((LYLE MCLAREN: THEY ARE TRYING TO COVER ALL BASES ON A GENERAL SENSE AND TRY TO HELP EVERYONE ON THE ROAD NOT JUST THE TEENAGERS.))
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Kate Weidaw News7 Roanoke.))



[Breathalyzer-Tests]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Another new driving law goes into effect today... this one - affecting those charged with drinking and driving. Starting today, judges and juries in Virginia WILL be informed when a defendant refuses to take a breathalyzer test.

But the law also instructs judges and juries not to consider their refusal as evidence of guilt. Defense lawyers contend the law is unfair and irrelevant as to whether a driver was truly intoxicated when pulled over.


[Other-Laws]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Also hitting the books today in Virginia,
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[vo] a law which puts your phone off-limits to telemarketers after nine p-m and allows you to take the most persistent phone pests to court. For public schools, a U-S flag must be in every classroom and students are required to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Stalkers face added penalties ... pharmacists will have to supervise technicians more closely ... and human cloning is banned.

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Governor Gilmore found himself in the national spotlight today talking campaign finance reform.
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Two bills dealing with the issue have been sent to the House floor. One would ban the flow of unregulated donations or "soft money" to political parties. The other bill is favored by Gilmore and the House Republican leadership. It would ban parties from raising or using soft money for federal election activities such as T-V ads but would allow soft money for voter registration.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I THINK WE WOULD ALL AGREE THAT WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND THE WAY TO DEAL WITH THAT IS NOT TO STOP PARTIES FROM CAMPAIGNING THAT'S THE EXACTLY THE REVERSE OF WHAT YOU WANT TO TRY TO DO. YOU WANT THE PARTIES TO BE VIGOROUS AND ROBUST AND HAVE OPPORTUNITY TO GET PEOPLE REGISTERED AND GET THEM OUT TO VOTE.))
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Both bills will be taken up in the week after the July fourth recess.


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It's now been three days since Jennifer Barker of Salem was last seen. The U-S postal worker disappeared without a trace on Thursday.
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Roanoke police say they are looking for this man, Dewy Summerlin who is an acquaintance of Barker's. Salem police have issued a warrant for his arrest on unrelated charges.
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Thursday morning Barker's Honda Accord was found parked on Fifth Street behind the main post office in Roanoke. Authorities say they found a warm cup of coffee on her mail truck.
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Officials say Summerlin is not a suspect in the case-- they just want to talk to him. He may be driving a red 19-90 Mitsubishi Galant with thirty day tags.
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[take full screen crime line] If you have any information you're asked to call Crime Line at 344-8500.


[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Coming up on News 7, Leo Hirsbrunner will tell us what to expect weatherwise from the month of July...
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[VO-NAT]

and next stop, Atlanic City. The newest Miss Virginia was crowned last night. We'll hear from Miss Hampton Holly Days in just a minute...
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[Miss-VA]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Meghan Shanley is celebrating the title of Miss Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

This morning Shanley received the keys to her new apartment and a new car. Last night the 21 year old was crowned Miss Virginia after beating 25 other contestants. Now the work she's been looking forward to begins.
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((MEGHAN SHANLEY/MISS VA: I WANT TO DO A LOT OF WORK WITH MY PLATFORM BASE, IT'S A PROGRAM I'VE CREATED FOR BUILDING AND ACHIEVING SELF ESTEEM AND I HOPE TO WORK WITH AS MANY CHILDREN AS POSSIBLE TO BUILD SELF ESTEEM IN OUR CHILDREN.))
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[VO-NAT]

Shanley says the first thing on her schedule, though, is to get some sleep after last nights pageant. The new Miss Virginia will go onto the Miss America pageant in September in Atlantic City.
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[River-Cleanup]


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In a matter of days, volunteers will be sprucing up the Roanoke River.
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Yesterday-- Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith and numerous local officials spent part of the day canoeing the river. The trip was organized in hopes of gaining support for a proposed greenway that would include the river. For Smith-- it was also an opportunity to promote an upcoming clean up effort.
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((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR: WE ARE ON JULY FOURTH GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER CLEANUP HERE NEXT WEDNESDAY, LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO COME OUT AND HELP CLEAN UP SOME MORE BOTTLES AND SOME OF THE DEBRIS THAT IS IN THE RIVER.))
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Smith says past cleanups have been successful.. adding that in his opinion the river is in the best shape its been in years.
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[Almanac]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rle]
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Summer is officially here, and with it plenty of warm temperatures. Here's NEWS 7 Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner with more.
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[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Still to come, Steve Mason will join us with highlights from the day in sports...
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[VO-NAT]

and one Botetourt man is making furniture, funny. We'll have his story in just a minute. Stay with us, there's more to come on News 7 at 6.
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[Va-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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"Funny furniture" is getting to be serious business for a Fincastle man.
Jake Cress' bizarre breed of furniture has won worldwide recognition... but he says he'll never leave Fincastle.
Marya Jones has his story in this week's Virginia Profile.
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(( The highest compliment you can pay master cabinet-maker Jake Cress is to laugh at his work.
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((JAKE CRESS: I WANTED TO DO FURNITURE THAT WOULD MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH.))
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With that in mind, Cress has spent the last 20 years carving out his own genre ... He calls it "Funny Furniture."


There's "Hickory Dickory Clock" ... a working grandfather clock, trying to smash a mouse with its pendulum.
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(( THIS IS THE CORRUPTED FORM OF THE NURSERY RHYME COME TO LIFE. )) [RUNS :04]
There's "Oops!" -- a chair with one leg reaching out to grasp a ball that's escaped its clutches...
His "Crippled Table" features three legs and a crutch.
And this one, he calls "Peel Here."
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(( WHAT YOU DO IS YOU TAKE A REAL SHARP KNIFE AND YOU RIP BACK HERE AND IT'S AMAZING WHAT YOU FIND INSIDE THAT WOOD, ISN'T IT?)) [RUNS :06]
Limited edition pieces like these have caught international attention and graced the covers of books and magazines.
Several are featured in museums.
"Hickory Dickory Clock" recently claimed 13-thousand dollars in an auction at Sotheby's.
But Cress balks at calling what he does "art."
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(( OH, I'M FLATTERED WHEN PEOPLE CALL ME AN ARTIST. I KNOW WHAT I AM, I'M A CABINETMAKER, I'M NOT AN ARTIST.)) [RUNS :05]
He makes his furniture inside an 18th century log cabin.
With his seafaring cap and ever-present pipe, Cress appears every bit the crusty, former sailor.
He spent five years in the Navy.
He also spent years acting, winning a small part in the movie "Sommersby" in 1993.
That's him on the left... as the town marshall.
But it's the other role that keeps calling. [NAT SOUND ABOUT SELF PORTRAIT CHAIR] Cress' traditional pieces are more popular with customers than his funny furniture... like his "self-portrait chair."

But even with his work commanding as much as 25-THOUSAND dollars from customers around the world ... there's one thing about Cress' self-portrait that won't change...

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(( NOBODY KNOWS WHERE FINCASTLE IS. BUT THAT'S OK. I LOVE IT, IT'S QUIET AND PEACEFUL HERE. )) [RUNS :06]
Marya Jones, News 7.))



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The Steam is in the play off hunt, coach Jerry offers some thoughts today, we will go Busch racing
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and it's time to lace up the hoop shoes for George Lynch's basketball camp. Words from the NBA eastern conference champ in a few.
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[S-Camp]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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First the Roanoke Valley's young athletes had the opportunity to be coached by an NFL star who played in this year's Super Bowl--of course I'm talking about Tiki Barber...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

now, it's an NBA star fresh off a run at the Championship, who has come home to help area athletes.
George Lynch opened his camp this afternoon in Roanoke.
The former Patrick Henry star got hurt during the 76er's eastern conference semifinal series against the Raptors.
Because of the broken bone in his foot, Lynch saw very little action in Philadelphia's championship series with the Lakers.
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Needless to say the Championship experience wasn't what George had wanted it to be.
But he's returned home to a camp with a record number of athletes. More than 200 young basketball players have enrolled in the three day camp.
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[vo-nat]
Now that Lynch's camp is under the umbrella of the All-Star Clinics organization the fees have been reduced to 25-dollars.
Lynch says he's happy this makes the camp available to children of all backrounds.
Camp concludes Tuesday.
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Lynch once again gives the kids some of the best coaching around for the camp. This year, he welcomes one of the area's top products.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Former Laurel Park standout Odell Hodge is back in town to help big George with the camp. Odell has been quite busy the last four years playing ball and seeing the world.
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The Roanoke Steam is 7 and 6 on the season and still in the playoff hunt with three games left in the season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Today, part of the team was at CiCi's Pizza for it's weekly buffet. Players get some Za and also mingle with fans.
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[VO-NAT]


Friday night, the Steam was on the money, topping 9 and 3 Augusta 57-52. Augusta came into the came leading the Southeast Division, but the win has hardly gone to the Steam's head.
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[S-Busch]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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To the track where the Busch series had all of the attention today, the Winston Cup drivers had the day off. Greg Biffle would make the most of the lime lighte.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-West Allis, MI/FOX; :00]


The GNC 250 would take place at the Milwaukee miles as drivers had to run 250 laps in the Busch Series 17th of 33 races this season.
There were some cautions through out the day as drivers traded paint,
but this one came down to mental, and not physical. Greg Biffle made a risky fuel milage gamble and it payed off for his third win of his rookie campaign. He waited patiently in the top five all day then took the lead with 16 laps to go when Kevin Harvick was forced to pit for fuel. Biffle wins and closes to within 132 points of the Busch points lead.
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[S-Score]


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[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/FOX; :00]

Philadelphia completed the second five-game sweep in club history with an 8-to-1 decision over Florida. The sweep moves the Phillies back into first place in the National League East. Jimmy Rollins drove in three runs for the Phillies and Doug Glanville had three hits.
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[S-PGA]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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On to the PGA tour and the final round of the Greater Hartford Open. Phil Mickleson shot a personal best 9 under 61 yesterday. He finished up the weekend in style.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cromwell, CN; :00]

Mickelson's 68 on the final day was good enough to hold off Billy Andrade (AHN'-drayd) at the P-G-A's Greater Harford Open. Mickelson won with a 16-under-par 264, Andrade was 15-under, and Dudley Hart, David Berganio and Chris DiMarco fi(------------) nished at 14-under.