[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Roanoke's mayor gets his hands dirty in an effort to clean up the city's trash program.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And a 15-year old involved in capital murder... directly involved or just a look-out, as his lawyers say?
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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It's big night on the Big 7 as Michael Vick checks in from the Falcons' camp. The Hokies are hoping for a banner return on Vick's signature. Dell Curry also was in town today.
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[VO-NAT]

And Tech quarterback Grant Noel will have to have knee surgery tomorrow.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The tropics are quiet, the beaches are warm and the fog may settle in tonight close to home. All the weather you can stand coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A 15 year old is on trial for capital murder.
[ANCHOR=Shannon2-Shot]


Prosecutors say he's the one, but his defense points the finger at two others.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Hudson]
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[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#01-22 TC1:35:12]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


15 year old Alex Hudson is charged with robbing and strangling 61 year old Ralph English last New Years Eve.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But the defense claims he was the lookout .. while his cousin and a friend did the killing.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Kate/Starlink]


Kate Weidaw has been in the courtroom this afternoon and is outside the Franklin County Courthouse in Rocky Mount.
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[***ROLLED FROM STARLINK***] ((rollcue: could face life in prison.))
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[SUPER=01-Charlie English/Codefendant ; :32 (QUICK)]
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[SUPER=01-James Flippin/Defense Witness; 1:13]
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[OUT Q=and get the death penalty]
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[Bernard-Walker]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC16:01]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


A Roanoke murder suspect- -on the run for almost seven months- -was apprehended in Atlanta last night.
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[VO-NAT]


Bernard Maurice Walker was stopped by Atlanta police driving a stolen car.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 24, 2000]


On Christmas Eve last year- -a dispute re-surfaced inside a convenience store on Melrose Avenue when Reaco Hilton entered the Stop and Save Mini Mart.
Hilton is the 18 year old in the light- colored jacket in the upper right picture. Watch for a punch, then a shot fired.
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((OH, NO. OH, NO. HERE WE GO. HEY REACO. BANG. OH!))
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[OUT Q=Hey, Reaco. Bang. Oh.]
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[V/O-NAT]
Walker has reportedly alternated his time between Roanoke and Atlanta since the shooting.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


He gave Atlanta authorities a phony name, but Walker's fingerprints indicated he was wanted for murder in Roanoke.

[Kibble]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kle]
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Former Virginia Tech punter and kicker Jimmy Kibble is on his way to jail.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1999 season]


Kibble was sentenced to six months in jail this morning for having consensual sexual contact with two 16-year olds.
The two girls attended Osborn park High school in Manassas, where Kibble was working as an assistant football coach.
Kibble was a three time All-Big East kicker and punter and finished his career with the Hokies at the 2000 National Championship game against Florida State.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


Kibble pleaded guilty last month to four counts of contributing to the deliquency of a minor. He apologized for his actions before he was sentenced.

[Lake-Search]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The search for a missing Nelson County man believed to be in Philpott Lake will soon take a different direction.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co./Yesterday]


Divers have been concentrating their efforts near Union Bridge.
That's where they located the body of a missing Martinsville woman four weeks ago.
Today, divers brought up a drum like container but there was nothing inside.
The Henry County Sheriff says the search will now switch to other parts of the lake.
It will be at least another three weeks before divers can head back into the water.
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[Vitramon]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
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A slowing economy is taking its toll on a Roanoke Company.
Vitramon, owned and operated by Vishay Inter-technology Incorporated, says poor third quarter earnings WILL result in across the board cutbacks.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Jennifer/Microwave;]


With more on what the cutbacks mean for Roanoke employees, we go now to Business Reporter Jennifer Miele.
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[SUPER=@jennifer1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


Shannon, cutbacks are a definite for the Roanoke facility, but company spokesperson Bob Freece says the plant WILL remain open.
We'll know how many will be cut come August first.
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(( For the 300 plus employees at Vishay, the next few weeks will be a game of wait and see.
When earnings reports are released in August, the company will make it official who will be cut.
Vishay manufacturers and supplies all sorts of electronic parts including those for computers, automotive and medical to customers like Sony, AT&T and IBM.
Vishay bought Vitramon in 1994, taking over the company's 120 thousand square foot facility in Roanoke's Center for Industry and Technology.
Up until the first quarter of 2001, Vishay's stock was doing well.
But the company says the recent economic slowdown will mean across the board cutbacks at its facilities in the U-S, Mexico, Germany, Israel, among others.))
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[LIVE=Jennifer /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


Vishay cut more than five percent of its workforce after the first quarter of 2001.
More went after the second quarter.
We'll know more about the fate of this fortune 1,000 company in about two weeks.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


First it lost tens of thousands of dollars, now a local lifesaving squad is losing large numbers of volunteers.
Find out why when News 7 at Six returns.
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[VO-NAT]

[***USE NAT SOUND***]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And Roanoke's Mayor takes out the trash... literally.
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[Tech-Salmonella]
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[TAPE#=01-23 TC1:08:28]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Renovations at Virginia Tech's large animal hospital are continuing today.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The facility was closed earlier this summer due to Salmonella infections.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The hospital's floor has been ripped up, glue is being removed and the ground is being prepared for a new dis-infectable surface to be installed. Officials at Tech's Veterinarian School made the decision to renovate and close the teaching facility to animals when salmonella was spread by an infected animal.
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((TERRY SWECKER/ACTING HOSPITAL DIRECTOR; WE FELT THAT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ALL ANIMALS THAT COME IN OUR HOSPITAL IS VERY IMPORTANT SO WERE TAKING STEPS THAT ARE SEVERE IN SOME RESPECTS THEY'RE CERTAINLY COSTING US TIME AND COSTING US CASELOAD BUT FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL ANIMALS WE NEED TO TAKE THEM.))
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[VO-NAT]

The facility is serving a limited amount of animals on an out-patient basis. Officials say the renovations are a third of the way completed.
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[Bedford-Death]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The state medical examiner says a Bedford County jail inmate died from blunt force trauma.. now investigators want to know HOW he suffered those injuries.
38- year- old Ronald Lee Overstreet Junior died Tuesday after being transported to Lynchburg General Hospital.
Overstreet was serving a 15- day sentence for marijuana possession in the Bedford County Adult Detention Center when he was discovered unconscious in his cell.
Jail officials have said there was "no" evidence of foul play.
State Police are investigating the death.

[77-Fatals]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC28:04]
[GRAPHIC=I-77 Fatal Accident]

State Police have released the identities of the family that burned to death in a car accident on Interstate-77.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bland Co./Yesterday;]

Authorities say three-generations of the Williams family from Drennen, West Virginia were in the vehicle that caught fire, burning everyone inside beyond recognition. According to State Police, 25-year-old Charles Rowland Williams Junior was at the wheel. Passengers included his mother, 45-year-old Donna Delaine Williams and his two children ages five and three. Yesterday afternoon police say their Southbound vehicle veered left, crossed the median and hit a Northbound car from Ohio head-on. That driver, 60-year-old Renata Richter was med-flighted from the scene but later died.
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[81-Accident]


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Another accident on an area Interstate today sent one man to the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hollins]


A tractor trailer fish-tailed and went out of control near the Hollins exit of Interstate 81.
The truck then crossed into the median and crashed into a tree.
State police say the driver of the truck-- Claude Bennett Lucas of Springtown, Texas-- was thrown from the vehicle.
He was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police believe the accident was weather related.
Police have charged Lucas with reckless driving and failure to maintain control.
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[Crew-Walkout]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-35 TC34:51]
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Altavista's volunteer rescue squad is facing a major staffing shortage after nine members resigned their positions this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Altavista/February]


The group, which includes four officers, says it's unhappy with the direction the squad is going, according to Crew Captain Ken Gowen.
Gowen told News7 today there's "no chance" he and the others will reconsider.
Campbell County's public safety director, John Larkin, says the county is still looking into ways it can help both sides resolve their differences.
The Lifesaving Crew suffered another setback in February when it was revealed that tens of thousands of dollars in funds were missing.
An investigation into that is ongoing.
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[Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC59:00]
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The parent company of Rubatex is on its way out of the Red.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape]


R-B-X says its bankruptcy reorganization plan was given the O-K from the U-S Bankruptcy court today.
Vice President Tim Bernlohr says the company will now have greater ability to increase investment and better position itself for growth.
Rubatex in Bedford has been plagued with financial AND labor problems for quite a while.
Union and management agreed on a new contract back in April after workers spent a year and a half on strike.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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The major markets managed to end on the plus-side after a volatile session. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW gained 40 points.
NASDAQ rose 30.
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[Kennedy]


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The highest ranking woman in Army history might be running against Senator John Warner next year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


Retired Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy met with state Democratic leaders last week in Richmond.
She says she will soon make the decision whether she'll run as a Democrat against Warner.
If Kennedy runs she says she'll concentrate on the issues of education, health care and senior care.
Senator Warner says he plans to run for a fifth term next year.
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[Mayor-Trash]


[ANCHOR=Ketih]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
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[TAPE#=01-47 TC4:16:20]
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Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith is trying to get a handle on the city's trash troubles, one "big blue" container at a time.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The mayor spent his birthday on the back of a city garbage truck... assisting veteran employees Barry Price and Angie Simmons.
This morning, Smith helped them collect trash in the Old Southwest neighborhood, and said it was an experience other members of council could benefit from.
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[IN Q=I think it would benefit all of us]

((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR: I THINK IT WOULD BENEFIT ALL OF US TO DO IT. AND MAYBE DO IT OFTEN. I'M NOT PUSHING ANYTHING ON THEM, BUT IT'S A GOOD EXPERIENCE.)) ((BARRY PRICE/SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DEPT.: MAYBE THIS WILL HELP US OUT A LITTLE, WITH HIM GETTING OUT HERE AND SEEING WHAT'S GOING ON. AND MAYBE WE'LL GET A LITTLE MORE DONE NOW.))
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[VO-NAT]


Smith says he was planning to work with city crews before recent changes in the trash collection program, but the mayor says he's hopeful today's experience will give him a better understanding of the situation.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tech quarterback Grant Noel needs knee surgery, Mike Vick looks sharp as Falcons' camp opens. Bobby Basham signs with the Reds.
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[VO-NAT]

And 15 year NBA veteran Dell Curry drops in on the Roanoke College basketball camp. An update on the Gunner from Grottoes in just a moment.
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[S-Noel]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-105 (24:05)]
[GRAPHIC=Tech Football]


The start of fall practice is still over three weeks away but today Virginia Tech suffered a slight setback when quarterback Grant Noel suffered carlilege damage to his right knee. The injury happened during a weight lifting session yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :]


Noel is scheduled to have an MRI exam done on the knee tomorrow and then have arthroscopic surgery. Noel and trainer Mike Goforth both believe the injury to be relatively minor and Goforth says he expects Noel to be on crutches for just a day or two. Everyone is optimistic he will be completely healed and ready for the start of practice on August 11th.
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[TALENT=Mike]
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If Noel can't go, redshirt Jason Davis and freshmen Bryan Randall of Williamsburg, Will Hunt or Chris Clifton, will battle for the starting job.

[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Bustle's former pupil Michael Vick was getting his own indoctrination today as he got his first taste of an NFL training camp and the Falcons began preseason workouts at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.
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[VO CON'T] Much more with Vick and his first day on the JOB tonight at 11.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-97 2830TC]
[GRAPHIC=VICK]


While Vick's camping in Greenville, his likeness is about to make the University some cash.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Beginning Friday July 27th and continuing for 10 days - the Tech licensing department will be auctioning off on EBay two 6 foot by 8 foot one of kind banners that are personally autographed by Vick. Tech hopes to sell the banners for $5000 a piece during the auctions which begin next Friday.
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[S-Dell]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-92 (2:02:22)]
[GRAPHIC=Dell Curry]


Dell Curry was one shot away from the N-B-A finals this season. The sharp shooter from Virginia Tech figures he has at least two more years in the league to get a shot at the N-B-A championship.
Roy Stanley caught up with Curry this morning at Page Moir's basketball camp.
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((Curry is a familar face at Moir's camp whether he's inside on the court or outside doing interviews with the media.))
((DELL CURRY/TORONTO RAPTORS GUARD:)) ((Curry was in the spotlight during the N-B-A playoffs. His Raptors went head to head with the Philadelphia 76-ers and in one game Curry would show off his three point skills matching Allen Iverson, Three for three.)) ((CURRY:)) ((Curry was a role player for the Raptors. He averaged over 13-minutes a game averaging 6 points a game. But he shot over 42 per cent from the three point line.
Under new rule changes, N-B-A teams can play zone defenses this season. Curry doesn't see that extending his career but he does see it as an opportunity to get a little more playing time.)) ((CURRY:)) ((Curry is spending the summer with his kids and working camps and his plan is to play at least 2 more years in the N-B-A.
Roy Stanley News 7 sports.))
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[S-Basham]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-]
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Former Franklin County pitcher Bobby Basham has signed a contract to play for the Cincinnati Reds.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :]


Basham, Our 1997 Friday Football Extra Scholar athlete of the year, was drafted by the Reds in the seventh round. He will leave for Billings, Montana tomorrow and play for the Red's advanced rookie team until he leaves for College on August 25-th.
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