[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

An honor student succumbs to cocaine. The man suspected of selling the drug is charged with murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And court- ordered House elections are put on hold as the State Supreme Court agrees to review Dick Pattisall's ruling on redistricting.
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[Sports-head]


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In sports, NFL Baltimore Raven linebacker Shannon Taylor talks about his first annual camp, NASCAR enforces a 50 thousand dollar fine on Mark martin's crew chief,
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[VO-NAT]


and Mike Stevens talks with Ricky Rudd about his marathon career.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[SS=None]


Look for hazy sunshine over the next couple of days, with a chance of showers as we approach the weekend. I'll have all the latest coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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((THE PAIN THAT FAMILY IS GOING THROUGH I'M NOT SAYING I KNOW WHAT THEY'RE GOING THROUGH BUT I CAN CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND.))
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[VO-NAT]
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Pulaski County High School mourns the loss of a top student to a drug overdose.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Today the man police say sold her the cocaine derivative is arraigned on second degree murder charges.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Pulaski-Death]
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16-year-old (Gay-lynn) Gaelen Wood is described by her High School principal as a very good student and a fine young girl.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Pulaski Police say the 11th grader died around three a-m Saturday. Preliminary reports show the drug that killed her was cocaine and now police say they have a murder case against the man who they say provided the narcotics.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon joins us tonight with more on that ..... Rachel?
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[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Keith and Shannon, 31-year-old Edward Lee Carter faces distribution of drugs to a minor and 2nd degree felony murder charges.
In Virginia, if you commit a felony and those actions result in the death of another individual - you can be held accountable.
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((G.W. ROCHE; IT'S A VEHICLE FOR HOLDING PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR ACTS IF SOMEONE WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN ILLEGAL BEHAVIOR AND SOMEONE DIES AS A RESULT OF WHAT THEY DO THEN THIS A MEANS TO HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE FOR IT.))
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[OUT Q=ACCOUNTABLE FOR IT.]
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[VO-NAT]

[***RACHEL'S MIC HOT***]
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This is not the first time Pulaski Police say they have dealt with Carter. Earlier this year during an undercover drug sweep, he was arrested on drug violations and was now only out on bond. Carter was arraigned this morning and is currently being held in the New River Valley jail. At Pulaski County High School today counselors were on hand today to help students deal with the news.
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

We spoke to some of Gaelen Wood's friends - they say she was smart, easy to talk to and very involved. She was in the Governor's School, the National Honor Society, served as Vice President of her student body and played sports.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]

Her memorial service is set for tomorrow at 3 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Pulaski.

[State-revenue]


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It's more bad news for the state's finances....but good news for taxpayers.
Virginia's Finance Secretary John Bennett said today that revenues are down more than expected.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/1998]


That's because the state collected less in taxes and issued more income tax refunds.
The revenue shortfall is forcing the state to use its entire financial cushion of 133 million dollars.
Some lawmakers warn there may be more budget cuts in store.
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[OUT Q=ways to enhance our revenue.]
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April revenues alone were down 11-point-one percent from the same month last year.
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[Cross-Burning]


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The U-S Supreme Court will decide whether cross burning can be considered an exercise in free speech.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ft. Payne, AL/June 1997]

It's a century- old practice that is most often associated with racial hatred and attempts to intimidate minorities. A Pennsylvania man was convicted in 1999 of setting fire to a cross at a Carroll County Ku Klux Klan rally. But the Virginia Supreme Court overturned the conviction, declaring the state's ban on cross burning was unconstitutional. The STATE Supreme Court was narrowly divided: four to three.
[SUPER=03-Hillsville/June 1999]

Now Barry Black's case goes to the nation's highest court to determine whether cross burning is a First Amendment issue.
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[Clower]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Attorneys for suspended Henry County administrator Sid Clower want his trial moved out of Henry County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co./File Tape]


Clower is accused of stealing nearly 800 thousand dollars from the Henry County Public Service Authority, then using some of the money to pay child support to a fellow employee.
No word yet on if or where the July trial will be moved.
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[Redistricting]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Republicans win a round in the state's redistricting case....as Virginia's highest court puts the brakes on holding new elections this fall. [***VA Redistricting Graphic***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Meghan /Pulpit;]


Meghan Muldoon has more.
Shannon, this battle is far from over
[LIVE= Meghan /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@Meghan1]

but Republicans can claim a victory today, at least for the time being.
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Last week Attorney General Jerry Kilgore argued before the Virginia Supreme Court that the new voting districts drawn by Republicans were legal.
He also argued that Salem Judge Richard Pattisall overstepped his authority when he ordered new elections for state lawmakers.
The Court seemed to agree today when it issued a stay of Pattisall's ruling.
That decision means that any slim prospects that remained for special November elections in redrawn districts are gone.
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[IN Q= I'm convinced that the Speaker]

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[OUT Q=and refusing to expedite the case.]


The Court also agreed to hear the appeal of the case but decided against an expedited hearing.
Some Democrats see that as a victory for their side.
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The Supreme Court isn't expected to issue a final ruling on this case until the fall.
[DOUBLE BOXES=SHannon & Meghan /Pulpit;]


So only then will we know which party prevailed.
[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


The fight over a new high school football stadium in Roanoke County may be over.
That story when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And a house that the city of Lynchburg was considering acquiring goes up in flames.
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[L'burg-Fire]
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Fire investigators in Lynchburg want to know why a vacant home caught fire this afternoon.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Crews were called to the 1600 block of Grace Street just before one o'clock, after neighbors spotted smoke and flames coming from the attic.
It took firefighters about an hour to bring the blaze under control. The building is considered a total loss.
Housing officials say the home was on land they'd hoped to acquire through the city's spot blight abatement program.
That allows the city to seize properties whose owners have let them fall into disrepair.
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[Antiques-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
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The judge gave a break today to two of the men who were selling crack out of an Antiques store on Williamson Road in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/]

Keith Childress will serve a year and two months, though he could have gotten more than seven years in prison under the guidelines. He helped authorities in their investigation of drug trafficking at George's Place, so the government asked the court to depart from the guidelines in recognition of his assistance. James Stokes was sentenced today to two years in prison. George Spence faces at least 15 years in prison when he's sentenced in July.
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[Stadium]


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There will NOT be a stadium at Hidden Valley high school-- at least for now.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

That's the word from Roanoke County schools' superintendent Linda Webber. Some would like to see a football stadium at the site. But when the school board bought the 70- acre site for the school, it said no stadium would be built there because nearby residents were concerned about a lighted field and noise.
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This evening... superintendent Webber said the board made a promise and that there are no plans in the immediate future for a stadium at Hidden Valley high school.

[County-Supervisors]


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Roanoke County is moving right along with plans for its first technology park.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Today-- the board of supervisors approved plans for road work, including expanding the road leading into the Center for Research and Technology. The park is located on 456 acres not far from the Dixie Caverns exit on Interstate 81. The county is also excited about its first tenant which was announced in December.
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((BUTCH CHURCH: WE HAVE WHAT WE FEEL IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST FIT THAT WE COULD HOPE FOR AND NOVOZYMES INCORPORATED, THEY'RE MOVING FROM THE CITY OF SALEM, THEY WILL BE OUR FIRST TENANT, THEY WILL BE OPENING UP IN SEPTEMBER OF THIS YEAR BELIEVE IT OR NOT. ))
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(Nova-zymes) Novozymes plans to invest 12-million dollars in the Roanoke area over the next few years.


[Tobacco-Grants]


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[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC1:58:52]
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Financial help is on the way for some Southside communities hit hard by factory closings and layoffs...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham]


State Officials came to Chatham today to hand over a check for nearly four million dollars in grant money to help fund five economic development projects.
The money comes from Virginia's share of the national tobacco settlement.. which is being used in part to help revitalize areas once dependent on tobacco farming revenue.
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((DAN SLEEPER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. ADMIN.: THE INSTITUTE AND THE REGIONAL PARK AND PART OF THE WORK WE'RE DOING THERE HAS A LOT TO DO WITH TOBACCO. BECAUSE EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT TOBACCO AS IF IT'S LEFT TOWN AND IT'S GONE AND IT REALLY HASN'T SO WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS TRY AND FIND NEW WAYS AND KEEP IT A VIABLE PARTNER IN OUR AGRI-BUSINESS CULTURE.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT] ((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS/R-CHATHAM: VIRGINIA IS THE ONLY STATE THAT IS ALLOWING OUR COMMUNITIES TO HAVE ACCESS TO THIS TYPE OF MONEY. IF YOU LOOK AROUND US, THE REST OF THE STATES HAVE TAKEN THEIR TOBACCO MONIES AND PRETTY MUCH BALANCED THE BUDGET WITH IT IT.))
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The money will help build industrial parks in Gretna and Hurt and a new cyber-park in Danville.
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[Stocks]


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Wall Street opened the unofficial summer season with a sell off. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 123 points.
NASDAQ fell nine.
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[Allen]


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Senator George Allen says more technology can help in the fight against terrorism.
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[SUPER=03-Salem]


Allen was in Salem today for the city's bicentennial celebration.
He said he supports the effort to increase the use of technology in all federal law enforcement programs.
Even though more technology will cost more money.... Allen says the step must be taken.
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((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN - THEY NEED TO BE MAKING DECISIONS THAT WILL COST MONEY BUT TO ME THAT'S A PRIMARY ROLE IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THAT IS SECURITY, NATIONAL SECURITY AND HOMELAND SECURITY CAUSE THIS A WAR LIKE WE'VE NEVER HAD TO FIGHT BEFORE))
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Allen says just having the latest technology isn't enough... state and local law enforcement must be able to access it as well.
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[Peters]


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"Little Bitty Pete" has passed away. Leon Granville Peters died this morning at the age of 81.
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He was best known as Cactus Joe's sidekick... in the popular children's television show, and in frequent public appearances.
But Peters also worked as a dispatcher with the Virginia State Police for more than 30 years. A longtime resident of Franklin County he was active in his church and other civic groups.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


A memorial service will be held at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, Thursday afternoon at Two.

[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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NASCAR comes down hard on Mark Martin's crew chief after his car failed inspection Sunday, a look at marathon driver Ricky Rudd,
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and Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves makes meets the New York media.
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[S-Martin]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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Winston Cup drivers are moving on to Dover, but unfortunately for Mark Martin, one downside to his win at Lowes Motor Speedway is on his mind today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00]


Martin's race winning car failed a post Coca-Cola 600 race inspection Sunday because it was found to be one-eighth of an inch to low. The infraction has resulted in NASCAR fining Martin's crew chief Ben Leslie 50 thousand dollars. Martin's victory stands and no Cup points were deducted for his season total.
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[S-Rudd]


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The Winston Cup circuit heads to Dover, Delaware this weekend. Tonight Mike Stevens checks in with NASCAR's new Iron Man - Chesapeake native Ricky Rudd.
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(( Ask Ricky Rudd how to get to Dover - and he'll tell you there is no easy way. The same could be said for the manner in which he reached 656 consecutive Winston Cup starts. It's a feat that has put him in some mighty fast company and drawn some rather flattering comparisons. ((RICKY RUDD:)) Ask Rudd about the biggest threat to the streak and he won't bat at eye. February 1984 - the Busch Clash - the week before that year's 500 - and one of the worst wrecks in the history of Daytona. ((RICKY RUDD:)) Rudd has long since shed the duct tape, and the age of 45 in the final year of his contract with Robert Yates he is considering retirement. If he leaves, the 1977 rookie of the year will walk away without a single regret. ((RICKY RUDD:)) The Iron man heads to Dover, 9th in the points race after 12 events. Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

[S-Indy]


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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]

Today the New York media met Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves and although he is celebrating his second straight Indy win, pronoucing his name is still a mystery.
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[OUT Q=....that's what is Indy 500"]
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[S-PH]


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Rain has forced the French Open into seven hours of delays. But Monica Seles was a winner, and on the men's side, Yavgeny Kafelnokov was victorious. In high school tennis, Patrick Henry beat Robinson 5-4 in team play and now advances to the 3A state semifinals Friday.

[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-118 1:32:10]
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Speaking of Patrick Henry, former star football player and Virginia graduate Shannon Taylor holds his football and cheer leading camp June 14th and 15th at his alma mater.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA; :00]

Taylor, who played for the San Diego Chargers before going to Baltimore, feels his camp is different from other football camps because he teaches cheerleading.
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[OUT Q=....surrounding counties as well"]
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[S-Jubilee]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[TAPE#=SP-111 1:59:21]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 sports]


The city of Radford host the Virginia High School league's spring jubilee this year and the soccer, baseball, softball and tennis state championships are less than two weeks away. While the athletes are preparing, radofrd University, the host site, is also getting ready...to attract future students.
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[OUT Q=..from that standpoint"]

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