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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Delegate Dick Cranwell declares defeat, one of several victims of G-O-P redistricting.
[ANCHOR=Shan 2-Shot]
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SOME enchanted castle. It'll be TWICE as big when it's re-opened in 2003.
We'll hear what Mark Cline has in mind.
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In sports, The women's final is set at Wimbledon, UVA running back Antwoine Womack has been working hard this year.
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And there's some new developments in the sale of the Roanoke Express Steve Mason will have the details.
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A brief shower followed by a drier forecast for Friday. We will take a peek at the radar in just a few moments.
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News 7 at Six is next.
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[VO-NAT]
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He's served in the General Assembly since 1972.
Now, Vinton Delegate Dick Cranwell says he will not run for re-election.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


He and Carroll County's Tom Jackson become the eighth and ninth House Democrats dethroned by Republican redistricting.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.

[Virginia-Heights]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The church van accident in North Carolina last weekend has taken a teenager's life.
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Reverend Nelson Harris says Jessica Lewis died today at a North Carolina hospital.
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[SUPER=03-Asheboro Co., NC/Sunday;]

She was one of four teens seriously hurt when a Virginia Heights Baptist Church van overturned several times on US 220 south of Greensboro and overturned.
Lewis had been in critical condition ever since, and we received confirmation of her death late this afternoon.
Lewis and the others were returning from Myrtle Beach to Roanoke, as part of a youth activity sponsored by her Baptist Church.
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[Cranwell]
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Cranwell made the announcement late this afternoon at a news conference in Vinton.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


After 30 years in the House of Delegates, Cranwell says he will not seek elective office this fall.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & JoeD/Microwave;]


Joe Dashiell is in Vinton tonight with more on Cranwell's decision and the reaction of supporters.
[LIVE=JoeD /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=419-Joe Dashiell]
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This is not entirely unexpected given the recent redistricting, and Cranwell's limited options... but it's stunning nonetheless.
One of the state's most influential politicians, stepping away from a 30 year career...
But a few minutes ago, Dick Cranwell said it's time to move on.
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No doubt, this announcement will bring cheers from many Republicans around the state... who don't even try to hide their animosity toward the Minority leader.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & JoeD /Microwave;]


But Keith and Shannon, his departure will also raise questions from many others who fear that southwest Virginia has lost one of its most effective advocates in the General Assembly

[Jackson]


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14 year House veteran Tom Jackson of Carroll County also announced he will NOT seek re-election today because of the redistricting.
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Jackson says it was a "very difficult decision."
But the prospect of running against his friend Ward Armstrong, in an almost entirely new district, would mean an enormous time commitment.
And Jackson says his family deserves his best efforts.
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[IN Q=Well I have disappointment]

((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: WELL, I HAVE DISAPPOINTMENT. AND THAT IS THAT I SPENT 14 YEARS TRYING TO PUT POLITICS ON THE BACK BURNER PERSONALLY, AND TO TRY TO GET SOME THINGS DONE THAT HELP PEOPLE. AND I GUESS IN THE END I FELL VICTIM TO THE VERY THING THAT I HAD ATTEMPTED TO AVOID, AND THAT WAS PURE POLITICS.))
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[OUT Q=and that was pure politics.]
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Patrick County Democrat Barnie Day announced earlier this week he would NOT seek re-election.
That leaves Democrat Ward Armstrong alone in the new Southside district.
Armstrong says he'll make an announcement Monday.
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[Wilder]


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So nine Democrats have now stepped aside -- and the Democratic party continues its legal fight against the redistricting plan.
But the last Democrat to hold the governor's office says the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on the court fight might be a mistake.
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((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: DEMOCRATS MIGHT BETTER BE SPENDING SOME TIME TRYING TO FIND SOME PEOPLE TO RUN IN SOME OFFICES TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT TEN YEARS FROM NOW, BECAUSE THE LAW IS GOOD FOR TEN YEARS, THAT THEY MIGHT NOT BE ARGUING THAT SAME CASE.))
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[OUT Q=be arguing that same case.]
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Doug Wilder says Republicans are in power, and the party in power makes the rules, at least that's the way he's "always played it."

[Missing-woman]


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It has been a week since Jennifer Barker disappeared shortly after she arrived for work Roanoke's main Post Office.
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Authorities are still looking for Dewey Summerlin and a green Honda Accord he may be driving.
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Though court documents indicate another vehicle was used in the abduction behind the Post Office.
Yet another vehicle- -a red mini-van- -turned up at a remote location in Hardy- -with what appears to human blood in it.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The bail bondsman who posted 15-thousand 500-dollars for Summerlin's release on earlier charges says he thinks Summerlin's out of the state by now.

[Enchanted-Castle]


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The owner of the Enchanted Castle says a devastating fire gave him the opportunity to make his tourist attraction an even bigger draw.
He's already started rebuilding ... after the castle mysteriously burned to the ground in April.
As, Mark Cline tells News-7's Marya Jones, the new Enchanted Castle will be even more palatial.
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((MARK CLINE: TRULY FROM THE ASHES RISES THE PHOENIX. ))
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In the burned-out wreckage of his old Enchanted Castle, Mark Cline saw the opportunity to build a better one.
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[NATS: 40:02] ((NATS: WORKERS PUTTING UP METAL SHEET... (OR ANY WORK-RELATED NATSOUND YOU WANT)))
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Workers started putting up the walls to his newer, larger castle this week.
It's going to be more than twice the size of the old one... and, Cline says, a lot more spectacular.
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((MARK CLINE: THE IDEA IS TO HAVE THE ARCHITECTURE BE SO FANTASTIC THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DRIVE MILES JUST TO SEE THE BUILDING.))
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He's already drafted the architectural plans and sketched the fiberglass facade...
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(( SO PEOPLE WILL SEE THIS BIG, ELABORATE DESIGN AND SAY, "OH, GREAT, I'M GOING INTO THE CASTLE. BUT WHERE THEY REALLY ENTER IN IS THROUGH THE SEWER.))
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The Enchanted Castle burned to the ground in April.
Cline lost his workshop and molds for the fiberglass creatures he sells to theme parks.
Investigators say the damage was so severe, they can't determine what caused the fire.
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(( I'M JUST GOING TO HAVE TO HIRE AN INVESTIGATOR AND START MY OWN INVESTIGATION.))
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Cline is still convinced that the author of this letter, which contained religious pamphlets, is responsible.
But state police say they have NO evidence it was arson.
Cline says a lie detector test cleared him of suspicion.
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(( THIS IS MY ESCAPE POD. SO, IN CASE THERE'S ANY MORE TROUBLE, I'M PLANNING FOR EARTHQUAKES AND FLOODS THIS TIME. AND I'M PLANNING ACTUALLY FOR ARMAGEDDON, SO I THINK I'M READY.))
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Cline plans to open the new Enchanted Castle in 2003.
This time, with tighter security.
Marya Jones, News-7, Rockbridge County.))

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Still to come, a Lynchburg museum is showing how black children in central Virginia overcame racism to get an education in the 19th century...
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And summer means tick season.
We'll hear from a Virginia Tech researcher who contracted Lyme Disease from one of the bugs and how to prevent it, next.
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[Lyme-Disease]
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They're responsible for spreading lyme disease to humans.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But often ticks are so small that many people don't even know they've been bitten.
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Soil Scientist Gary Whitley contracted lyme disease last year --despite his best efforts to check for ticks whenever he left a wooded area.
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((GARY WHITLEY/VIRGINIA TECH SOIL SCIENTIST: I STARTED FEELING VERY WEEK LIKE I WAS RECOVERING FROM THE FLU, I HAD NO ENERGY))
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The deer tick --which is known to spread the bacterial disease -- is tiny.
In fact, it's less than a third of the size of a common dog tick.
Most people who contract Lyme Disease first notice a rash or lesion that looks like a bulls eye.
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((BRENDA WILLIAMS:GENERALLLY VERY TYPICAL OF FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS AND OFTEN TIMES WILL INVOLVE JOINTS --THERE WILL BE JOINT DISCOMFORT OR TENDERNESS))
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Because Gary Whitley caught the disease early it was easily treated with antiobiotics.
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[Vinton-Super]


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After eighteen years of being unopposed, Roanoke County Supervisor Harry Nickens is facing opposition.
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Mike Altizer announced this afternoon he will be seeking the Republican nomination for the Board's Vinton district.
Altizer says Nickens has lost touch with the residents of Vinton and the area needs new representation.
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((MIKE ALTIZER/(R) ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR CANDIDATE: THERE IS A FEELING THAT THE PROCESS HAS PASSED THEM BY AND LESS PEOPLE ARE GETTING INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS BECAUSE THE PROCESS ISN'T WORKING ANY MORE.))
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Harry Nickens showed up at Altizer's announcement and says he has a proven record over the years.
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((HARRY NICKENS/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR: I THINK IT'S EASY FOR A NONINCUMBANT TO BE EASY TO SAY THIS IS WHAT I WILL DO THERE IS NO PROVEN LITMUS TEST.))
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Nickens says he began campaigning for his seat yesterday when he heard he was going to be opposed.
Altizer says he plans to begin his door to door campaign soon.
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Another round of profit warnings reminded investors how badly business is suffering both in the U-S and abroad. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 92 points.
NASDAQ fell 61.
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[Jubilee]


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As America's prison population continues to grow, area clergy are concerned about what happens to ex- offenders once they get OUT of jail.
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So a group of central Virginia ministers will gather next week to discuss ways to keep ex-cons from heading back to jail.
They say local churches need to do more to help keep families together.
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((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U. CHANCELLOR: USUALLY IT'S BUSINESS AS USUAL. GO TO JAIL, GET OUT OF JAIL, GO BACK TO JAIL. AND A LOT OF REASONS FOR THAT.. THAT'S GOT TO ALL BE DISCUSSED, LOOKED AT, WHAT ARE THE REASONS FOR THAT? AND THEN, WHATEVER IT TAKES, THE CHURCHES COALESCE TO SOLVE IT.))
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The conference will be held Thursday at Thomas Road Baptist Church and finish with a rally at Court Street Baptist.
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Struggle, sacrifice and scholarship.. all three words describe a black person's educational experience before and after slavery.
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It's also the title of a new exhibit at Lynchburg's Legacy Museum of black history.
The exhibit documents how black children in central Virginia overcame racism and inferior surroundings to get an education.
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((DELANO DOUGLAS/LEGACY MUSEUM COLLECTIONS TEAM: THE DEFICIENCIES IN THE MATERIALS, THE SCHOOL BUILDINGS THEMSELVES AND I THINK IT'S JUST INDICATIVE OF THE HEART THE AFRICAN- AMERICAN STUDENT HAD AND THE TEACHERS AND THE INSTRUCTORS AND THE WHOLE COMMUNITY HAD TO COME TOGETHER TO EDUCATE THE AFRICAN- AMERICAN AT THAT TIME.))
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Items in the exhibit include photographs and memorabilia from the area's black schools from the years 1800 to 1922.
A second exhibit on black education in the 20th century will open next year.
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And coming up in sports, Steve Mason has the latest on the sale of the Roanoke Express.
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And Justine Henin from Belgium has advanced to the Women's final at Wimbledon after a three set win over Jennifer Capriati.
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The drawn out process of owners trying to sell the Roanoke Express is frustrating fans and leaving the local group that wants to buy the team waiting by the phone to see if it's offer is good enough.
[DOUBLE BOXES= Roy & Steve/MB Set;]


Steve Mason joins us with the latest, Steve
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Roy, at this time the Express has not been sold. Sources tell News 7 sports that the out of state group of Paul Gillespie and Larry Kish have withdrawn their offer to buy the team. Sources say that problems that could result in litigation between the Fayetteville County Coliseum and the now defunct Central Hockey League team that had a lease there has caused the group to back away. Gillespie denied that report today. However, another scenario to move the Express has developed. ((ROLLCUE:...buy the express has developed))
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[SUPER=01-Chris Pollock/Express Potential Buyer; 1:16]
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((Sources say that a potential Express buyer has or will offer current ownership 800 thousand dollars, the highest bid yet, and then cover the owners losses that could bring the total buying sale to 1.2 million dollars. The source told News 7 sports that, in this scenario, the Express would play one more season in Roanoke and then move to Gwinett, Georgia and into the Gwinett Civic and Cultural Center. This facility broke ground on a 60 million dollar hockey arena last week and construction time coincides with the 2003 season. Current ownership would not comment on this. But Dick Yancey did talk by phone today about the sale. ((:)) The local potential buyers, which included Rising Star owner Chris Pollock and Ashby Coleman and a local attorney whose name has not been released, are playing the waiting game with their offer reported to be 650 thousand, on the table. Pollock says an answer must come soon because the 2002 season is not to far off. ((:)) Local fans are getting frustrated and not knowing whether or not the team will be in Roanoke next year has caused a freeze on the ice and at the ticket office. ((:))))
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The Express booster club and other fans are scheduled to stage a rally outside the Roanoke Civic Center this Saturday in order to drum up support to keep hockey in Roanoke.
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Roy, at this time, current owner Dick Yancey said the team has not been sold. More on this story as details become available.

[S-Wimbledon]


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Jennifer Capriati's run for the grand slam is over while Venus Williams run at her second Wimbledon title lives on.
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[SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/NBC SPORTS; :]


Capriati was going for the grand slam with a win at Wimbledon.
But she ran into a road block in Justine Henin. After crusing through the first set 6-2, Capriati's baseline play ran out. Henin would take the next two sets 6-4, 6-2 to advance becoming the first player from Belgium to reach the Wimbledon final.
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Henin now moves into the final against Venus Williams.
Williams outlasted Lindsay Davenport 6-2, 6-7, 6-1.
It's William's fourth win in the last five matches against Davenport.
Meantime, Andre Agassi and Patrick Rafter will meet in the semi finals for a third straight year tomorrow. The other match pits Tim Henman against three time finalist Goran Ivanisevic.

[S-Womack]


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Virginia running back Antowine Womack is ready for his final season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clemson, SC; :]


Womack was the leading rusher in the A-C-C last season. He's prepared hard this pre season and he's ready to carry the load from his tailback position again this season.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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The Cavaliers open their first season under new head coach Al Groh September first at home against Richmond.