[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith]

An agreement to between city and county leaders to fight fires together is not without DISagreement.
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[VO-NAT]


And Jefferson Forest High School has gone from "gross" to "amazingly" clean over the summer. We'll take a whiff inside.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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In sports, the Redskins Darrell Green makes his retirement official, highlights of the Avalanche's big win in Kinston last night
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[VO-NAT]


and it was enough bad news to hear Lee Suggs was out, now Tech freshman tailback Kevin Jones is injured.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Our local forecast is pleasant and in the tropical Atlantic, Erin is hanging on for dear life. Details next.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke City Council approves a joint fire and rescue agreement with Roanoke County, but not without controversy.


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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Humphry.
Shannnon Young is off tonight.


[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#01-39 TC35:50]
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Roanoke City and Roanoke County are moving forward with their plan to cooperate on fire and rescue services.
Local officials say the joint operation of the county's Clearbrook station may lead to more cooperation in the future.
But others are saying not so fast.
[Double Boxes=Keith and JoeD/Microwave]


Joe Dashiell is at the city municipal building with more on the agreement and disagreement.
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(Rollcue:was raising red flags this afternoon.)
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Fuzzy Minnix/Roanoke Co. Supervisors Chairman; :15]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor; :28]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/Roanoke City Council; :55]
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[OUT Q=need to know those things.]
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[McIninch]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC1:26:39]
[GRAPHIC=Arson]

An unusual arson case is being tried this week in federal court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The prosecutor calls Steven McIninch a firebug. He's accused of setting fires at two apartment complexes where he lived last year. Anna Zimmerman lost everything in her apartment at the Ridge Apartments in June, 2000. She and McIninch had had a relationship that ended the night of the fire. McIninch is being tried in federal court where he could get substantially more prison time if he's convicted.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The defense says the government also believes McIninch set a third fire but can't prove it.

[Danville-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC1:48:40]
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Danville police are deciding whether a pizza delivery man acted in self defense when he shot a teenager who allegedly tried to rob him at gunpoint.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


It happened Sunday night in the dead- end portion of Buford Street.
Authorities say James Lester had dropped off a pizza nearby when two men approached his car, held a gun to his neck and demanded money.
After giving them his money and a pizza, Lester shot 18- year- old Kenneth Lamont Clayborne four times.
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((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: WE'RE LOOKING AT ALL POSSIBILITIES, WHO'S THE VICTIM AND JUST EXACTLY WHERE WE ARE WITH THAT. WE HAVE NOT MADE A DETERMINATION AT THIS POINT ABOUT THE CHARGES IN THIS SITUATION.))
[SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief]
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[OUT Q=in this situation.]
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[VO-NAT]


Clayborne is listed in good condition at Duke Medical Center.
Morris says Lester did have a permit to carry a concealed weapon, but Domino's owner Tom Messick says company policy forbids employees to carry firearms.
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[Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=rca]
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Authorities in the New River Valley continue their search for a bank robbery suspect.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

Officials say the First Virginia Bank in Christiansburg was held up around 11 a-m. The suspect was armed with a handgun and is believed to have fled in a burgundy colored sedan. He's described as a 6-foot tall white male in his 30's. The suspect was last seen wearing a gray, hooded sweatsuit. Authorities are combing the area on foot and using a K-9 unit to pick up a trail.
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[Bedford-School]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
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Students returned to the books -- and NOT the bacteria -- at Jefferson Forest High School today.
Workers spent the summer ridding the school of stachybotrys (stacky-BAH-tris) mold.
As Marya Jones reports, students and staff returned to find the old school looking like new again.
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[SUPER=01-Brandon Wishon/Senior; :08 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Lindsay Bennett/Senior; :14]
[SUPER=01-Christi Farrell/Senior; :34]
[SUPER=01-Rashad Jennings/Junior; :46]
[SUPER=01-Linda Higgins/Teacher; 1:08]
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(([NATS HALL NOISE] ((NATS: HALL NOISE)) [RUNS:02]
For the more than 12-hundred students returning to Jefferson Forest High School, mold was just a memory.
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((BRANDON WISHON/SENIOR: OH WOW. WHEN I WALKED IN HERE, IT WAS SO MUCH CLEANER, THE AIR SMELLED SO MUCH NICER.)) [RUNS:06]
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[SOT 9:08 - :14]

((LINDSAY BENNETT/SENIOR: I THINK IT LOOKS A LOT NICER, A LOT CLEANER. THERE AREN'T THINGS FALLING FROM THE CEILING, THE CEILING'S ACTUALLY PATCHED UP AND IT LOOKS REALLY GOOD.)) [RUNS:06]
They returned to find new ceilings, floor tiles, fresh paint, air filters... and a brand new ventilation system.
It took nearly 1-point-6 MILLION dollars and three months to rid the 30-year-old high school of the bacteria stachybotrys.
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((CHRISTI FARRELL/SENIOR: I THOUGHT IT WAS KIND OF GROSS, BUT I'M GLAD THAT THEY DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT. )) [RUNS:05]
Gross... and potentially unhealthy.
Some students and staff complained of illnesses.
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((RASHAD JENNINGS/JUNIOR: I HAD A WHOLE LOT OF HEADACHES LAST YEAR BUT THE DOCTOR TOLD ME IT COULD HAVE BEEN BECAUSE OF MY ASTHMA AND THE MOLD.)) [RUNS:07]
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[NATS CLASSROOM 17:41 - :49] ((NATSOUND CLASSROOM: NOW THE OTHER THING I HAVE TO GIVE YOU IS THE LIST OF EVERYTHING WE'LL BE DOING THIS YEAR.)) [RUNS:08]
Teacher Linda Higgins' home economics classroom had one of the worst mold problems.
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((LINDA HIGGINS/TEACHER: I HAD LARINGYTIS, I WAS COUGING CONSTANTLY, I HEAD HEADACHES, FATIGUE AND I REALLY WAS SICK. AND NOW, IT'S AMAZING. YOU WALK IN THE BUILDING NOW AND IT'S LIKE A DIFFERENT PLACE ALL TOGETHER. )) [RUNS:18]
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((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: THE CHANGES THE STUDENTS CAME BACK TO THIS WEEK ARE ONLY A TEMPORARY FIX. THE SCHOOL BOARD STILL HAS TO DECIDE IF IT'S GOING TO BUILD A NEW JEFFERSON FOREST H.S. OR RENOVATE THE EXISTING ONE. MJN7, BEDFORD CO.)) [RUNS:12]))

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Wachovia and First Union became one today.
Find out how that could affect your ATM card when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And later, find out how a little boy's struggle with Diabetes is inspiring his father to take on a big challenge of his own.
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[Sheriffs-Earley]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC1:03:00]
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Republican Mark Earley may get a budget boost from Richmond tomorrow.
That's when the State Compensation Board meets to consider emergency funding for Virginia Sheriffs.
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[SUPER=403-Richmond/March 22;]


The politically muscular, but non-partisan Virginia Sheriffs Association says 40 million dollars was cut from sheriffs' budgets this year to help pay for the car tax cut -- over the objections of sheriffs in March.
Now 40 deputy positions are going unfilled -- causing a crisis situation in smaller counties.
Governor Jim Gilmore appoints two of the three Compensation Board members -- who tell the sheriffs they may get some help tomorrow.
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((JOHN JONES/VIRGINIA SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION: IT IS COINCIDENTAL. WE'LL WELCOME THE MONEY EVEN IF IT IS A RESULT OF POLITICS. EVERYTHING HAS A POLITICAL END TO IT, AND MAYBE THIS IS ONE OF 'EM. BUT PUBLIC SAFETY IS OUR CONCERN, AND WE DO HOPE THE COMPENSATION BOARD, AND I FEEL CONFIDENT THEY WILL DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO ADDRESS THE CONCERN.))
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[OUT Q=can to address the concern.]
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The news that the Compensation Board might release some funds came as Democrat Mark Warner made public a letter requesting that.
Political analyst Larry Sabato says money for the sheriffs would benefit Mark Earley -- who risks being associated with unpopular budget cuts.

[Grayson-Child]


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[WRITER=rca]
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Grayson County authorities say they're investigating the death of a three-year-old boy. Sheriff Jerry Wilson says Dorian Cox fell down a wooden staircase last week. He died at a North Carolina hospital. Authorities say there's no history of child neglect or abuse in the boy's Troutdale household. The boy's body was taken to the medical examiner's office in Roanoke for an autopsy.

[Moonshine-plea]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Moonshine Bust]

Another guilty plea today from one of those charged in that big federal moonshine case. A 71-year old Philadelphia man admitted accepting untaxed liquor from Ralph and Willie Hale. They're all among the 20 people indicted under Operation Lightning Strike. Seven more defendants remain set for trial, beginning Monday. The judge in the case today ruled William Helms cannot rely on the death-bed confession of his brother, Ramsey. Ramsey Helms allegedly said he was responsible for the offenses William's charged with. But Judge Sam Wilson ruled the statement is hearsay and not admissible.

[Wachovia]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC1:53:39]
[GRAPHIC=Wachovia/FU Merger]


Wachovia and First Union have become one company.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/August 3]


The merger that Wachovia shareholders approved last month took effect today.
Customers may now use their ATM cards at both banks without paying an extra charge.
The new company will be called the Wachovia Corporation, and trade on the New York Stock Exchange using the symbol "WB".
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[Stocks]


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A big rally on Wall Street fizzled late in the day. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 37 points.
NASDAQ fell 35.
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[Diabetes-Marathon]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
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To his family he's a young hero -- a five year old battling diabetes.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Andy Poff's courage has even inspired his father to take on a challenge of his own -- to run his first marathon.
Ron Poff has until January to get in shape for the American Diabetes Association Marathon in Florida.
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[IN Q=To see him go through the daily challenges]

((RON POFF; TO SEE HIM GO THROUGH DAILY CHALLENGES OF DIET OF EXERCISE OF EVEN THE INSULIN INJECTIONS --HE TAKES FOUR OF FIVE INSULIN INJECTIONS IN HIS STOMACH OR ARM.TO SEE HIM SUFFER THROUGH THAT IS A MOTIVATING FACTOR))
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[OUT Q=is a motivating factor]
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Poff hopes to raise more than 28-hundred dollars-- Money that will go towards helping to find a cure for the potentially deadly disease.
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[IN Q=As of Friday we've raised]

(( AS OF FRIDAY WE'VE RAISED 2500 -- BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO STOP THERE WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE ON WE'RE STILL MAILING OUT LETTERS DAILY))
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[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
If you'd like to find out more information about the Poff's fundraising effort,you can find a link to their site in the webwatch section of our homepage at wdbj7-dot-com.
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[sports tease]


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Mike Stevens checks in from Virginia tech with the latest on the Hokies stock of running backs, Antwoine Womack's replacement at Uva speaks up,
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and the Avalanche beats Kinston in a real David and Goliath, highlights in sports.
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[S-Hokies]


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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-98 10920TC]
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Virginia Tech's depth in the backfield will get a severe test this weekend . Mike Stevens says Lee Suggs has some unexpected company in the training room.
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[SUPER=01-Mike Goforth/Va. Tech Head Athletic Trainer; :23]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hite/Va. Tech Associate Head Coach; :56 quick]
[SUPER=01-Keith Burnell/Makes First VT Start on Saturday; 1:16]
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[S-Cavs]


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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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Virginia lost ACC leading rusher Antwoine Womack for most of the season against Wisconsin, a situation that now opens the door for Arlen Harris.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


Harris was the starter last season before suffering an injury in the season opener. He rushed for 99 yards on 24 carriers against the run stingy Richmond defense this past Saturday. Harris is making the most of his opportunity.
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[OUT Q=...help the offense out"]
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[S-Green]


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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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19-year Redskin veteran cornerback Darrell Green announced at a news conference today that he will be retiring at the end of the coming football season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ashburn]


The 41 year old told reporters it's been a great experience and that he never expected to play for the Redskins for almost two decades. Green says he could play another year or two, but his time is now.
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[OUT Q=time for the real deal"]
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[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=sp-94 1:17:55]
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The Salem Avalanche takes on the Carolina League Southern Division champion Kinston Indians tonight at seven in game two of their playoff opening three game series. The Indians must win the next two, why? Because the Avs shut them out last night in game one.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kinston, NC/Last Night; :00]


The story was Salem pitcher Aaron Cook, who was cookin, he served up a season high 11 strikeouts and gave up just three hits.
Salem got it's 3-nothing win on a sacrifice fly, and two timely basehits. Choo Freeman brings in Clint Barmus. That made it 2-nothing. In the ninth. Javier Colina plates Barmus from second.
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[PROMO]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
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The Roanoke Times wants to build a state of the art printing plant it says will enhance the city and keep 400- employees downtown. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Jean/MB SET]


Jean Jadhon is here now with more on that.
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[SUPER=@Jean1;]

Keith, on Friday, the Board of Zoning Appeals will consider the proposal.
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[VO-NAT 01-44 tc15:43]

In the meantime-- critics, who say the area is better suited for residential and commercial use, have been gathering to make their case against the project. Tonight-- those same opponents will be meeting to work on a strategy for Friday's meeting.
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[LIVE=Jean Full/MB SET]

Keith we'll tell you what they came up with
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tonight on NEWS 7 at eleven.