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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Coming up on NEWS 7: details of a balanced budget deal that makes no one happy.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And a free place to hang out after school- -a place complete with field trips.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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In sports, The state champion Bath County Chargers were in Richmond today Mario Andretti gets ready for Atlanta.
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And F-F-E standout coach Robert Prunty is moving to Chatham to take over the Post Graduate program at Hargrave.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Two more days of 60 degree plus weather on the way. And a decent shot at showers this weekend. Details just ahead.

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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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((I WOULDN'T SAY IT'S A GOOD BUDGET, BUT CONSIDERING THE MONEY WE DID NOT HAVE, IT'S NOT BAD.))
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[VO-NAT]
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Cuts totaling three point eight billion dollars make no one happy.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But lawmakers strike a compromise on the state budget.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A brief stalemate was replaced with congratulations today, as budget negotiators resolved the last issues dividing them.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Late this afternoon, they finalized a budget compromise they hope both houses can live with.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & JoeD /State Microwave;]


Joe Dashiell is at the State Capitol tonight with more on the compromise and the initial reaction of Governor Warner.
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Keith and Shannon, after last year, lawmakers were determined to avoid a serious stand-off... so word of the budget compromise brought a sigh of relief.
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The pact includes modest pay raises for state employees and school teachers. It allows public colleges and universities to raise tuition to offset budget cuts. And it restores some money to the Governor's Opportunity Fund for economic development.
Though cultural agencies won't receive as much money as the House proposed, they remain in the budget.
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Governor Warner hasn't reviewed the proposal in detail... but says the fact that the House and Senate reached agreement, is in itself a giant step forward.
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The other big issue still floating around is whether lawmakers will approve any referendums on tax hikes for transportation and education.
[DOUBLE BOXES=JoeD & Keith-Shannon /Microwave;]


Keith and Shannon, the discussions continued this afternoon... but so far the House and Senate remain deadlocked...

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The Henry County school board is not giving up without a fight.
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Last week, the superintendent asked the school board to scrap the plan after the Board of Supervisors refused the board's request for an advance on next year's budget.
Today, the school board went against that recommenation and instead voted to ask the Board of Supervisors to transfer funds from the 2002 budget from one fund to another to pay for renovations.
As the plan stands now, the school system will consolidate four high schools into two and turn Carver Middle School into an elementary school next year.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The board voted to keep John Redd and Figsboro Elementary schools as is for another year.

[L'burg-Murder]


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Lynchburg police need your help finding a suspected killer.
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Authorities are searching for 47- year- old Randall Lee Langford.
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Langford is wanted for the shooting death of 51- year- old Loretta Jean Napier Sunday morning.
Langford is known to use the city's bus system and is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information as to his whereabouts should call the Lynchburg police.
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Jeffrey Allen Thomas is scheduled to be tried for a second time in Hanover County late this summer.
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Thomas' conviction and death sentence for the shooting death of 16-year-old Tara Munsey were overturned by the State Supreme Court last week. Commonwealth's Attorney Mike Fleenor says the trial is scheduled for July 29th to August 9th but it's possible the dates may change. Last week, in a unanimous decision, the state's highest court said pre-trial publicity and difficulty in seating a jury were reasons for a change of venue. Fleenor says a petition asking the high court to re-hear arguments is still pending.
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[Sunnyside]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A Roanoke neighborhood wants to clean up its act.
Tonight, concerned residents will meet to discuss crime and other problems in Old Southwest.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Justin/Microwave;]


Justin McLeod is at Highland Park Elementary School where tonight's meeting will take place.
Justin, tells us exactly where in Old Southwest the problem is.
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[SUPER=@justin1]
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Keith, we're talking about a 27 square block area around Day and Ferdinard Avenues.
Tonight, nearby residents and city officials will gather here at Highland Park Elementary to discuss ways to make this area a better place to live.
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It's an area that has seen a high concentration of crime.
Police have made 109 arrests since last April, 41 of which were alcohol related.
Officers have stepped up patrols in the neighborhood, conducted stings at an area store, and worked to clean up Highland Park.
But the Roanoke Police Deptartment says it can't do it alone.
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((LT. TIM JONES/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT.: THE STRENGTH OF THIS WHOLE INITIATIVE IS IN THE PARTICIPATION AND THE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE THAT CAN COME TOGETHER TO MAKE IT WORK.)) ((DUANE HOWARD/MEETING ORGANIZER: TONIGHT IS A COMMUNITY WIDE EFFORT WITH THE CITY TO WORK ON ISSUES AND SEE HOW WE CAN ALL WORK TOGETHER IN DEALING WITH THE VARIOUS PROBLEMS.))
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Now, that's important because in the past so many neighborhood groups have been working on their own.
The goal of this meeting is to bring them altogether and hopefully work on the same page.
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It is a meeting that begins at 7 o'clock here at Highland Park. And we'll let you know what solutions residents come up tonight at eleven. Keith.

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Some brush fires broke out in Bedford County this afternoon.
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The fires scorched a few acres in the Goode and Forest areas of the county.
No homes were damaged, and no one was hurt.
State officials say the warm, dry weather continues to keep the fire danger high.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=shannon 2-Shot]
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The thought they'd just be serving a warrant.
Instead, some area deputies stumbled on a 300-gallon moonshine still.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


That's just one of the stories still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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Plus we'll saddle up as Roanoke's Mounted Police unit rides into some new territory.
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[Afterschool]
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Montgomery County is seeing success in a new afterschool program.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-shot]

Teen Scene is reaching kids during the time when surveys say they can get into the most trouble.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Since the program started last week, participation is up and noise level in the local libraries is down....New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon explains why...
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((NATS TC Around 3 p-m in Christiansburg...school's out and so are the kids. Library officials say many take the short walk to their building to hang out until mom and dad get off work.
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((ELIZABETH SENSABAUGH/LIBRARY BRANCH SERVICE COORDINATOR; THEY DON'T WANT SIT AND READ AND BE QUIET AND OF COURSE THE LIBRARY HAS THAT KIND OF REPUTATION.))
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((JAMEY JONES/TEEN SCENE PARTICIPANT; WHENEVER WERE OUT HERE IT'S USUALLY BORING AND THERE'S NOTHING TO DO.))
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That's why Montgomery County Parks and Recreation created Teen Scene. The free program runs Tuesday's and Thursday's 2:30 - 5:30. It takes kids out of the main library...into the recreation room and beyond.
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((KRISTEN LEWIS/TEEN SCENE LEADER; WE TRY TO HAVE FOOD, WE TRY TO DO GAMES HERE TODAY WERE ACTUALLY TAKING THEM BOWING, (CUT/COVER) WHEN IT GETS WARMER WERE PLANNING ON GOING KAYAKING AND MOUNTAIN CLIMBING.))
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Two leaders supervise activities. Teen Scene runs at both the Christiansburg and Blacksburg Library branches.
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with something fun to do. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Christiansburg.))

[Moonshine-Arrests]


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An accidental discovery by an Amherst County sheriff's deputy helped break up what authorities say was a small-scale moonshine operation.
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Police raided the Mays Automated Machinery Shop yesterday after a deputy serving a civil paper found distilling equipment in the back of the warehouse.
Deputies seized a 300- gallon tank and nearly fifty gallons of illegal liquor.
The shop's owners, Richard and Randy Mays, have been charged with manufacturing whiskey and possession of untaxed whiskey.
A third arrest may be pending.
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A round of profit-taking sent stocks lower today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 45 points.
NASDAQ lost nine.
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[Watch-Groups]


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Among the after- shocks of the September 11th attacks is that Neighborhood Watch groups now have more to look out for than just your common burglar or car thief.
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Attorney General John Ashcroft says he wants to double the number of watch groups to about 15- thousand nationwide.
Local officials who work with the Neighborhood Watch program say citizens should report suspicious activity, not people.
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((CINDY KOZEROW/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT: WE'RE NOT WANTING PEOPLE TO CALL AND REPORT SOMETHING ABOUT A SPECIFIC ETHNIC GROUP OR RACIAL GROUP OR SOMETHING AND SAYING 'OH, THERE ARE A BUNCH OF PEOPLE HERE', BUT IF THEY'RE DOING SOMETHING THAT LOOKS SUSPICIOUS OR IS OUT OF THE NORM, TO GO AHEAD AND CALL.))
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Kozerow (KAH-zer-oh) hopes the new initiative will persuade citizens to start reporting possible crimes OUTSIDE their own neighborhood.
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[MOUNTED-PATROL]


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Fostering a positive public image and keeping crime in check go hand-in-hand for Roanoke's Mounted Police Officers. Now, their beat is getting bigger.
News 7's Patrick Evans went along for the ride.
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((It started nearly a decade ago as a pilot project on the Downtown Market, and now the Roanoke Police Department's mounted patrol is covering some new territory. The idea is that officers on horses are both more visible, and more approachable, all of which helps fight crime. ERIC PENDLETON/MOUNTED PATROL: ONCE THEY START TALKING TO THE HORSE, THEY'RE PETTING THE HORSE, THEY DON'T SEE US AS POLICE OFFICERS UP HERE, THEY START TALKING ABOUT THINGS GOING IN THEIR LIFE, THINGS GOING ON THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD, AND IT JUST OPENS ALL KINDS OF DOORS. The Mounted Patrols will move from downtown into neighboring South East Roanoke but it's more than just fighting crime, the expansion is also fighting negative public perception, too. ERIC PENDLETON/MOUNTED PATROL: I'VE SAID THIS FOR YEARS, I THINK WE'RE AMBASSADORS TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AS WELL AS THE CITY. WE PROVIDE A NICE POSITIVE IMPACT WHERE EVER WE, A NICE POSITIVE INTERACTION WITH A POLICE OFFICER WHEN MOST PEOPLE HAVE NEGATIVE ENCOUNTERS WITH POLICEMEN, WE TRY TO BREAK DOWN THOSE BARRIERS. Getting out of the patrol car, and onto horseback helps humanize these officers to the public they serve and protect, which makes the job just a little easier. And the officers' mere presence does have an intangible, but very real impact on crime. ERIC PENDLETON/MOUNTED PATROL: ONE OF THE BIG BIG BIG JOBS AS FAR AS POLICE OFFICERS IS DETERRENCE, AND WE DETER A LOT OF CRIME, BUT YOU CAN'T PUT A NUMBER ON THAT. PATRICK EVANS: THE GOAL IS COMMUNITY OUTREACH, AND THE MOUNTED PATROL WOULD LIKE TO SEE TWO OFFICERS STATIONED DOWNTOWN, AND TWO OTHERS THAT WOULD ROAM THROUGHOUT THE NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE CITY. WITH MANPOWER AND HORSEPOWER AS IT IS RIGHT NOW THOUGH, THEY SAY HORSE LIKE TRAPPER HAVE ENOUGH TO DO. PATRICK EVANS, NEWS 7.))

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And coming up in sports, Robert Prunty is the new head football coach of the Graduate school program at Hargrave Military Academy.
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And the state champion Bath County Chargers were honored in Richmond this afternoon.
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One of Friday Football Extra's top coaches is the new football post graduate coach at Hargrave Military Academy. Steve Mason has more on former Gretna boss Robert Prunty's homecoming.
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A championship season has carried the Bath County Chargers from the football field to the state house.
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This afternoon, members of the Bath County High School football team gathered on the steps of the State Capitol with Governor Warner.
And they were honored in the State Senate, for the 13 and One season that brought the school a State Group A Championship.
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((JACOB PHILLIPS: IT'S BEEN REALLY UNBELIEVABLE. WE'VE HAD A GREAT SEASON. IT'S BEEN AWESOME, AND WE HAD SUCH A GOOD YEAR.)) [12:55:38 :11] ((SETH DIXON: I NEVER WOULD HAVE PICTURED MYSELF HERE WITH THE GUYS MEETING THE PEOPLE WE'VE MET. IT'S BEEN AWESOME.))


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Coach Chris Jones said the visit was an excellent conclusion to a championship season. And with a talented group of athletes returning next year, Jones says he hopes this won't be his team's last trip to the State Capitol.
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Former New Patriot wide receiver Terry Glenn could soon be a member of the Green Bay Packers. His agent said a trade could be worked out as early as tomorrow.
Glenn was in and out of the league in 2001 because he failed a drug test and missed practice.
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The Washington Redskins have signed a quarterback. Dameyune Craig agreed to a one year deal with the Redskins.
Craig spent four years with Carolina and threw only 8 passes all in one game. The former Auburn standout is known to Redskin head coach Steve Spurrier from the Southeastern Conference.
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And one other N-F-L note Ricky Williams says he's heading to Miami.
Williams, a first round pick by the New Orleans Saints 3 years ago, said a trade could happen tomorrow.



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[ANCHOR=roy]
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The 49-th annual A-C-C tournament opens tonight with the play in game between Florida State and Clemson.
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U-V-A plays its first round game tomorrow shortly at 2 oclock right here on your hometown station.
The Cavaliers worked out this afternoon at the Charlotte Coliseum however Adam Hall did a lot of watching with his right hand wrapped in ice.
Virginia plays an N.C. State team that beat the Cavs twice during the regular season.
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