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Just ahead on NEWS 7 at six.

The two Marks vying for Governor of Virginia square off in their first debate.
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And an apparent standoff in Roanoke ends with the suspect slipping out the back door.
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In sports, Mike Stevens will have a report from the New River Valley Speedway where your Hometown Station will cover tonight's race flag to flag.
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And the first tickets went on sale today for the second Western Virginia Education Classic.
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Record setting overnight lows allowed us to take a break from the summer heat... while today was just sunny and mild. If you like all that... you might enjoy our forecast... coming up. [Open]
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The candidates for Virginia's top office square off on the issues today...
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

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The first debate for governor of Virginia took place this morning in West Virginia. Mark Earley and Mark Warner went head to head in front of the Virginia Bar Association at its summer meeting at the Greenbrier. Ellen Qualls has the story.
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Ohio police have recovered the vehicle stolen during a robbery and murder in Roanoke this week.
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22- year old Ryan Fisher was shot and killed as he ran away after being robbed Tuesday night. His body was later discovered on Prillaman Avenue. Fisher's friend, Ben Chast-ang, survived the robbery but had his 96 Impala Super Sport stolen. The vehicle was discovered today by a wrecker driver in Akron, Ohio.
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[TAKE CRIMELINE FS] Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Roanoke city police Crime Line at 344-8500 .

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A Roanoke County officer shot and wounded a suspect during a traffic stop early this morning.
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State police say officer Riley Meador the second shot the man after the two got into a confrontation, just after midnight. The incident happened on Route 460- on the Roanoke/ Montgomery County line. Police say 40- year old Eric Lee Hall was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial where he's listed in stable condition. State police are handling the investigation.
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Roanoke Police found themselves in what they thought to be a standoff this morning. But after a SWAT teamed entered the apartment, they found their suspect had slipped out the back door. News 7's Jennifer Miele and photographer William Gum were there.
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((A distraught woman was pulled to safety from her apartment building on the corner of Franklin Road and Elm Ave.
She called 9-1-1 around 7:30 to tell police she was being held at gunpoint by her boyfriend.
Minutes later she called again to report he had left.
Not knowing if the scene was secure, police quickly evacuated the building.
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((NEIGHBOR: ALL I KNOW IS THAT THE POLICE KNOCKED ON THE DOOR AND THAT WAS IT. SHE WOULDN'T TELL ME WHAT IT WAS. ALL THEY SAID IS THAT THEY HAD A PROBLEM DOWNSTAIRS AND THAT WAS IT.)) [RUNS 08]
When police knocked at the woman's door she would not answer, claiming she was afraid the police would harm her. [tc:00:32:42] ((AT THE BEGINNING SHE WAS NOT VERY COOPERATIVE WITH US. SHE WOULD NOT GIVE US ANY INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SUSPECT AS TO WHETHER HE WAS STILL IN THE BUILDING OR NOT.)) [RUNS 07]
That's when police began to assemble a swat team.
Dozens of police cars surrounded the apartment building.
A K-9 team was sent in... [NAT SOUND OF TEARGAS SHOTS] [RUNS04]
What neighbors thought were shots fired turned out to be tear gas.
The swat team entered the building and found out that the man had already left.
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An accident on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County tied up traffic for miles.
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It happened this morning just south of the Arcadia Exit when a white S-U-V pulling a camper trailer overturned. The accident blocked both south bound lanes which tied up traffic for several miles while the debris was cleared. There's no word on any injuries.
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Still to come on News 7, a hang-out for local skateboarders has hit the skids...
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and a Lynchburg museum is teaching kids to learn using their imagination... but before that, on a gorgeous day, let's check in with Jacey in the Weathercenter.
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A beautiful Saturday brought us sunshine, mild temperatures and a light breeze. Some areas in the mountains saw a few fair weather clouds... but overall probably one of the nicest summer days we'll experience this season. Tonight temperatures could be falling into the record low range for the second time. Friday's overnight lows broke records in 18 cities... five were in our viewing area including Roanoke, Lynchburg, Blacksburg, Bluefield and Beckley where lows fell into the 49 to 55 range. Our satellite is pretty quiet... it has looked this clear all day... and tomorrow should be a perfect match. We're calling it mostly sunny with light northwesterly winds. Temperatures feel nice ranging from the upper seventies to upper eighties with low humidity. [WEB-ADDRESS]
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An education organization is working to combat the teacher shortage in Virginia.
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A new program called "Career Switcher" has been developed to attract people with different employment experience into teaching.
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This summer 24-people took part in an intense 4-week training session that included lesson planning and strategies to motivate learning.
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((CLIFF BLUMENTHAL/PARTICIPANT; WE'VE GOT FOLKS FROM MANAGEMENT FROM SALES FROM THE RETAIL, THEIR GOING TO BRING ALL THAT EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE INTO THE TEACHING FORCE.))
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The next step for program participants is to train in actual classrooms and attend seminars. And, officials say the initial "Career Switchers" program was so successful it is likely to continue.
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If hot weather is keeping the kids inside, but you still want them to stretch and play, Lynchburg may have the perfect solution. In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young takes us to Amazement Square, an interactive childrens' museum with a twist or two.
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(( Visitors to Amazement Square will be greeted by four stories of innovation, education and recreation.
Exhibits run the gammut from science to health, culture to architecture, physics to physical activity and self expression.
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((See the tree... you get in with various puppets and parents can sit on the other side and then you can do your puppet show.))
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The museum opened in March after almost a decade of planning, brain storming and running ideas past kids. Officials wanted to build a place where kids could participate in the learning process.
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((Hopefully you can do anything you want. Basically, that's designed to allow you to explore your talents and desires and wishes through the various interactive programs we have.))
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Feedback from youngsters helped create exhibits like those in the Kaleidoscope Gallery where a sound booth beckons would-be musicians to jump in and jam.
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Or take a trip down the James on a bateau, complete with scenery and period costumes.
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Find out what goes into building a house with Little Habitat for Humainty. Or crawl up and around the tallest interactive tower in the US.
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((Out of the ordinary experiences, like painting on the walls in the Paint Box, let kids stretch their minds while, ideally, having a whole lot of fun.))
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Fun and a sense of adventure Sajadian hopes kids take with them into the outside world.
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Still to come on News 7, Roy Stanley will bring us a preview of tonights race at the New River Valley speedway...
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and the City of Roanoke is hoping the stink is over in its efforts to keep the streets clean. We'll have details coming up in just a minute. Stay with us!
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Tag-team trash collectors circled Roanoke city today looking for garbage.
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These two aren't your average city collectors... the man on the left is an employee of Roanoke city, but the man on the right an employee of Roanoke COUNTY.
The county is pitching in until the city can get the kinks worked out of its new trash collection system.
County collectors were sent out by themselves this morning, but were later paired up with city collectors.
They say working together has made collection much easier.
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((LEWIS ANDREWS: FEW PEOPLE ARE CONFUSED ON WHETHER TO PUT THEIR TRASH ON THE STREET OR IN THE ALLEY, THEY ARE CONFUSED. HOPEFULLY IN ANOTHER COUPLE OF WEEKS WE'LL HAVE EVERYTHING STRAIGHTENED OUT, ON SCHEDULE SO WE CAN DO IT ON OUR OWN.)) ((PHILIP LUCKADO: YOU LEARNING A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE CITY TODAY? YES LEARNING A LITTLE BIT, IT'S DIFFERENT, JUST TRYING TO GET IT DONE THAT'S ALL. DON'T MIND THE OVERTIME? DON'T MIND A BIT.))
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Roanoke officials say this final "clean sweep" will ensure the city's readiness to begin the new schedule next week.
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Some Roanoke kids are having trouble finding a new place to "Park".
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Josh Walker and his friends say Roanoke Valley Skate Park at Wasina Park was where they would spend the better part of their summer days.
But officials announced yesterday the Skate Park will close for several months until renovations are complete.
A new "Skate Lite Pro" ramp surface material is going to be installed.
But Josh says he doesn't see any need for a facelift -- especially in the middle of summer.
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((JOSH WALKER: I DON'T REALLY SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH IT EXCEPT FOR A FEW HOLES, AND LIKE THAT HALF PIPE AND STUFF. BUT THEY ARE CLOSING IT DOWN.))
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A fence has been installed around the park to keep people out while the city renovates.
Gates were added yesterday and will be locked nightly.
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And coming up in sports, Ticket sales opened today for September's second Western Virginia Education classic. The Avalanche opens a series with Kinston tonight at Salem Stadium.
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And the Mets pick up a win over the Boston Red Sox at Shea this afternoon.
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Your hometown station goes racing tonight at the New River Valley Speedway with flag to flag coverage live right here on WDBJ.
Mike Stevens and Steve Mason are track side with a preview of tonight's race that starts at 7 Mike.
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Glendon Rusch pitched a one hitter over 8 innings as the New York Mets beat Boston 2 to nothing.
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Mark Johnson provided the Met offense.
In the bottom of the second he smokes this pitch for a solo homer over the right field wall and the Mets took the 1 to nothing lead.
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Then in the bottom of the seventh Johnson hits the grounder to second for the fielders choice scoring Desi Relaford and the Mets hold on to win 2 to nothing.
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The Avalanche is on a three game winning streak and the homestand continues tonight when Kinston comes to town.
The Indians are leading the Southern Division. Salem wrapped up a long disappointing road trip on Tuesday in Kinston.
The Indians are nine and one in their last ten, almost half of those victories came in a sweep of the recent series with the Avalanche.
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((DAVE COLLINS/AVALANCHE MANAGER: KINSTON HAS GOT A GOOD CLUB. THEY WON THE FIRST HALF. THEY BEAT US FOUR IN A ROW DOWN THERE WHICH IS VERY DISHEARTENING BECAUSE THE PREVIOUS TIME DOWN THERE THEY BEAT US THREE IN A ROW. SO THEY'VE HAD OUR NUMBER.))
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Collins and his squad hope to change that number tonight at 7:05.

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Getting young people back on track is the goal of the second annual Western Virginia Education Classic.
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Organizers gathered this morning to purchase the first tickets for the college gridiron classic between Virginia Union and Elizabeth City.
The proceeds from the event help support Total Action Against Poverty's Project Recovery.
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The turn out for last year surprised organizers and allowed Project Recovery to help 128 kids go back to school.
Several Roanoke City School graduates who are competiting at the college level came out to support the program.
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The game is is September first at four o'clock.
It's at Victory Stadium and tickets are $9 in advance, $10 at the door, $5 for Students.
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