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A tractor trailer crosses the median on I-81 and crushes an on-coing car- -continuing for half a mile more.
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More on that tops the newscast and we'll check in on the trial of a woman defending herself on charges of assauting a police officer and driving without a license.

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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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In sports, Radford University's head women's basketball coach has resigned we'll check in with the Blues of Parry McCluer.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Boston Red Sox have fired manager Jimmy Williams.
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[WX-Head]
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A cloudy start but a sunny break by afternoon. Now the forecast heads back to cloudy skies with showers. Details just ahead. [Video-Open]
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((SGT. PAUL DULANEY/STATE POLICE: WE DO HAVE A LOT OF ACCIDENTS IN THIS AREA, ITS A CURVE THROUGH HERE AND YOU JUST HAVE TO BE CAREFUL.))
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[OUT Q=to be careful]
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A familiar sight on I-81.
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A fiery wreck claims one life and backs up traffic for hours.
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
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And I'm Keith Humphry.[Arcadia-Wreck]


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The accident happened around 2:30 on I-81 near the Arcadia exit.
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It took crews several hours to cleanup the wreck, causing traffic backups in both directions.
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Troopers say the driver of this car was heading northbound when he crossed the median.
A tractor trailer heading southbound then hit the car and drove right over it, killing the driver.
The car then caught fire while the tractor trailer continued on for another 1/2 mile.
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((SGT. PAUL DULANEY/STATE POLICE: WE'VE BEEN EXAMING THE PHYSICAL EVIDENCE ON THE ROADWAY AND FROM WHAT WE CAN SEE IT APPEARS THE VEHICLE JUST SHOT STRAIGHT ACROSS THE MEDIAN STRIP FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER IN THE PATH OF THE ON-COMING SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC.))
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The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured in the accident.
State Police are waiting to notify next of kin before releasing the name of the victim.
No word yet on what caused the car to cross the median.
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A traffic checkpoint has brought some curious onlookers to Franklin County's court today.
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To authorities the case is about a woman who was driving without a license, to Abby Newman and her supporters, it's about a checkpoint that violated her rights.
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Marya Jones was in Franklin County Circuit court for her trial today, and has details on this very unusual case.
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The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's office is investigating a suspicious death in Axton. Deputies say they found Efrain Herrera Velazquez dead on Splendor Gate Road from an apparent gunshot wound. Velazquez's last known address was Lexington North Carolina, but he was known to have been in the Pittsylvania County area for about 30 days. Deputies are now trying to figure out where he was staying.

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Henry County authorities have added charges against a man arrested following a gunfight that killed a teenager.
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21 year old Terrris Dandridge of Martinsville now faces first degree murder charges for the shooting death of 16 year old Lorenzo Hairston at the Horsepasture Ruritan Club last Friday.
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Meanwhile, investigators say that Hairston was armed with a 9-millimeter handgun when he was fatally wounded.[OxyConti

n]


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Carilion Health System has formed its own task force to combat OxyContin abuse in Southwest, Virginia. And today the group released its recommendations for how to treat substance abuse.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton was there and has details.
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(( Widespread abuse of the prescription pain killer OxyContin has prompted Carilion Health system to take action.
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((ONE OF THINGS THAT'S BEEN EMPHASIZED IS --IS THIS GOOD DRUG IS THIS A BAD DRUG --THAT'S NOT WHAT WE'RE FOCUSED ON LAW ENFORCEMENT. WHAT WE'RE FOCUSED ON IS ON TREATMENT))
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But some doctors say treating OxyContin addiction hasn't been easy. Some addicts say it's worse than coming off heroin.
But one of the hurdles that health providers are also combating --is insurance companies --who don't want to pay for inpatient detoxification.
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((WHAT I NEED THE INSURANCE COMPANY TO SAY YES YOU HAVE 3-5 DAYS CALL ME WHEN ITS OVER WITH --AND FOR THEM TRUST OUR OPINION THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO ABUSE THEIR FUNDS))
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Carilion hopes for now its recommendations for stricter controls on OxyContin prescriptions and its effort to establish community based work groups will be a first step towards recovery.
In the meantime Carilion's Saint Albans hospital plans to expand its inpatient and day resources and its narcotics anonymous program. For now, Carilion Saint Albans hospital is trying to obtain methadone license for short-term detox.
But in the long run --they hope a new drug called Buprenorphine (Buu -pra-nor-fene) will be the long term fix.
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(( IT'S NOT SUBJECT TO THE SAME KIND OF REGULATIONS OF METHADONE -- IS VERY STRICTLY CONTROLLED THERE ARE SPECIAL REGULATIONS THAT MAKE IT A BIT OF AN ISSUE FOR PEOPLE WANTING TO PRESCRIBE IT))
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Joy Sutton, News 7, Radford.))[Tease#1]
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Still to come on News 7, the region is losing some local department stores.
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and it's back to school time. Of course, there's lots of shopping to do, and the stores want to help.
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Past financial records of the Roanoke Express Hockey team are so disorganized- -or LOST- -in some instances... the prosecutor says she will have to drop the embezzlement case against former Express General Manager Tony Mancuso.
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Mancuso was indicted in January- -long after he'd left the team- -on grand larceny, obtaining money by false pretenses and embezzlement charges.
The trial was set to begin a month from tomorrow.
Chief Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Betty Jo Anthony says the information to prosecute the case was "not retrievable."
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Charges against ASSISTANT G-M Jimmy Higginbotham will also be dismissed.[Jessee]


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A glass of wine and a failure to co-operate with his probation officer have cost Evans Jessee six years of freedom.
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The 70-year old lawyer HAD been placed on probation in June for embezzling funds from his clients. Jessee is an alcoholic. He said he couldn't remember what he'd done. Judge Dow Owens warned Jessee that he'd be locked up, if he had so much as the smell of alcohol on him.
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"I made it absolutely totally clear," the judge said again this morning," that you couldn't drink anything." Though Jessee said he planned to immediately get into a counseling program, Judge Owens sentenced him to serve six-years in pri

son.[Ames]


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Ames Department Stores is closing two stores in our region .. part of an overall cutback extending from Maine to Illinois.
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Ames will close its Roanoke store on Hershberger Road, and the Danville one at Piedmont Mall, by the end of October.
The chain is closing 47 stores in all, citing a softening economy with little expected improvement any time soon.


Ames will still operate about 400 stores after the cutbacks.
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Back-to-school shoppers wrestling with a soft economy and rising layoffs have it even harder these days.
Now, many have to buy items schools used to provide.
As Jennifer Miele found out, it doesn't take long to fill up your cart and empty your wallet.
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(( 9-year-old Layne White plans on starting 5th grade in style... he says his back pack will definitely match his first day of school outfit.
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[TC:04:55:06] ((LAYNE WHITE: YOU WALK LIKE THAT, THEN YOU CAN HOLD IT LIKE THIS, YOU CAN ALSO PUT IT ON YOUR BACK.))
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Layne would love to shop until he drops... but grandma made him stop.
The recent market slowdown means she'll be tightening her purse strings.
She's not alone.
The National Retail Federation says the average family will spend 450 dollars on back-to-school shopping.... down almost a hundred bucks from last year. [STAND UP] ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: ANALYSTS ARE HOPEFUL THAT ABOUT 40 PERCENT OF PRESIDENT BUSH'S 38 BILLION DOLLAR TAX REBATE WILL GO BACK IN TO THE ECONOMY THROUGH CONSUMER SPENDING.... NOT A PERFECT FIT FOR RETAILERS, BUT AT LEAST A PASSING GRADE.))
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Area schools themselves are having a tough time finding money for supplies.
Many now issue mandatory lists parents have to pay for.
That's why Wal-Mart has teamed up with Q-99 and Pepsi to pack a bus full of supplies to give to families who can't afford everything on the list.
Target stores are pitching in as well.
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[tc:05:07:45] ((MELISSA FALLS: HERE AT TARGET, WE HAVE AN ACTUAL CHARGE CARD AND WHAT IT'S TARGET DONATES ONE PERCENT OF YOUR SPENDING TO ANY SCHOOL OF YOUR CHOICE.))
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K-Mart's "School Spirit" card is expected to provide 10 million dollars to U-S Schools.
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[tc:04:49:44] ((JENNIFER BERNARD: IF YOU BUY A BACK PACK, YOU PRESENT YOUR CARD AT THE CHECK OUT THEN A PORTION OF THAT PURCHASE WILL BE DONATED TO THE SCHOOL.))
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All that help means kids like Layne won't be strapped for school supplies... OR the coolest back pack.

Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke.))[Snow-Leopard]


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All of Mill Mountain Zoo's snow leopards can now be seen at the same time.
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Last Thursday, Boris was reunited with his mate, Tasha, and their two cubs. Before that, the cubs and Tasha had been on display during the day while Boris was kept inside. The cats switched places at night. The zoo says the cubs needed to be large enough to fend for themselves before being reintroduced to their father. The siblings were born May fourth. They now weigh about 14-pounds. All of the snow leopards are on display daily and will stay at Mill Mountain Zoo for at least a year.
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Radford University's head women's basketball coach has resigned. Luby Lichonczak has accepted a position at Colorado State University.
Lichonzcak came to Radford in 1990 he won 6 Big South titles posting an amazing 20 and 5 record in Big South tournament games. He led the Highlanders to 3 N-C-Double-A appearances guiding Radford to tournament berths in 1994, 1995, and 1996.
Assistant Kristen Holt will assume head coaching duties on an interim basis for the 2001-02 season.

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The Virginia football team opens the Al Groh era August 25th against Wisconsin.
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Groh replaced George Welsh in January. Steve Mason caught up with Welsh recently. He might be getting back into coaching, possibly as a college assistant or NFL scout.
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and join Steve Mason at 7:30 August 25th for a half hour special "Cavalier Football, A Season to Groh On."

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The VMI football team scored about 20 points a game last season. This year the Keydets hope to build on that number. Steve Mason has more on the VMI attack with the Keydets signal caller.
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Parry McCluer High School is back in the Friday Football Extra spotlight tonight. The Blues won five state titles under head coach Bob Williams.
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And this season current head coach Ron Loy is looking to bring the Blues back to respectability. Last season the team was 2 and 2 in the Pioneer district, but just 3 and 7 overall. This year the numbers are up along with the expectations.
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Unfortunately, all the hard work at the new high school won't make the Blues' new stadium and field happen soon enough. The field house still needs a few final touches to it, the light poles have yet to be erected, and the delivery of the sod for the playing surface was also delayed.
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The Blues open the season August 31st at old Camden Field against Radford.

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Updating now the story we brought you earlier in this newscast, a Franklin County jury has just reached a verdict in the case of Abby Newman. She was found guilty of operating a car without a license .. and obstructing justice. She was fined a total of 13-hundred dollars. [KEITH 2-SHOT]
Newman is the woman who claimed police had no right to ask for her driver's license at a traffic stop. We'll have more on the verdict, and reaction, on News 7 at 11.




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The race for Lynchburg sheriff officially kicks off tonight.
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Jean Jadhon has a preview of the race.
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Four people are vying to replace the retiring Sheriff Lawrence Simpson.
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Simpson is stepping down after 27 years on the job, saying he's tired of battling city hall over money.
Four candidates have submitted paperwork to be on the ballot: Danny McCain, Mary Randolph-Preston, Herb Duff and Ron Gillespie.
Randolph- Preston, Duff and Gillespie all ran for the office four years ago. They're scheduled to square off at a voters forum tonight.
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We'll have more for you tonight on News7 at 11. [ANCHOR=JEAN]