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Coming up on NEWS 7 at six...
The state-wide search for two teens who escaped from custody ends in Appomattox.
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And, will there be homes or holes on Bent Mountain? Find out who bought the property and what may come of Hollyfields golf course.
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Tonight on News 7 sports - The annual Festival Run once again draws a crowd in Downtown Roanoke and produces four first time winners. The JMU baseball team wins in the NCAA tournament.
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And Greg Biffle smokes the field in today's Busch Race at Dover.
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Fast moving thunderstorms did some tree damage this afternoon and dropped some locally heavy rain. We'll check that radar picture in just a moment.[Open]
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A statewide manhunt for two teens who escaped from a Powhatan County correctional center ends in our area.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

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Two teens who escaped from a Powhatan juvenile facility are caught after more than nine hours on the run.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FS] State Police say around 6 o'clock this morning, 17 year old Brian Dewayne Rogers of Norfolk and 17 year old Charles Gordon of Amherst escaped from a building at the (BO-mont) Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Facility in Powatan County. A preliminary investigation shows they threw a blanket and jump suit over the razor wire, and climbed the outside fence.
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State police say the pair stole a car nearby, and drove west. Bedford County authorities say Rogers and Gordon may have robbed a store around one o'clock before being apprehended in Appomattox County shortly before three this afternoon following a police pursuit. Authorities say the two were arrested without incident and a handgun was found in their vehicle.

[Katzen]


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A familar face will run in the 9th Congressional District. Republican Jay Katzen who ran and lost in the Lieutenant Governor's race last November plans to now run against Rick Boucher.
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Justin McLeod joins us now with more on the race. Justin?
Teresa, Jay Katzen freely admits it will be an uphill battle.
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After all, he has to beat Democratic Congressman Rick Boucher who has held that office for twenty years.
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But Republicans who gathered today in Wytheville for the ninth district convention are optimistic.
They believe Katzen is the best candidate in a long time who can actually beat Boucher.
Katzen who recently moved to the ninth district to run believes Boucher's record will help lead the Republicans to victory come November.
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((JAY KATZEN/(R) 9TH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: HE'S WORKED VERY HARD. THERE ARE A LOT OF AREAS HE'S DONE REALLY WELL IN, THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER AREAS, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK FOLK WHO ARE UNEMPLOYED, ASK FOLK WHO DON'T HAVE THE QUALITY HEALTHCARE, AFFORDABLE THAT THEY DESERVE. ASK THEM HOW THE LAST 20 YEARS HAVE BEEN AND ASK THEM HOW ABOUT WHAT WE WANT TO DO TOGETHER AND I THINK YOU'LL HEAR THEY WANT A CHANGE TOO.))
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Katzen is encouraged by how well he did in the 9th district when he ran for Lt. Governor.
It was close, but Katzen beat Tim Kaine by a little more than four hundred votes.
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As for Boucher, the last time he had any major opposition was back in 1998.
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And even then Teresa, he won by more than thirty thousand votes.

[Hollyfields]


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A developer shelled out a lot of green today for a popular nine hole golf course in Roanoke County.
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Hollyfields golf course and surrounding property on Bent Mountain sold on the auction block this morning for a little more than a million dollars. The majority of the 186 acres went to John Atkinson who is still weighing his options but says there's plenty of room for both a golf course and residential homes.
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((WE'LL WEIGH THE OPTIONS, OF HOW IT MAY WORK BUT IT WILL DEFINITELY HAVE SOME RESIDENTIAL IT'S NOT GOING TO BE ANYTHING ELSE.))
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The scenic property was divided into 20- tracts... Most went to Atkinson but a few of the smaller tracts did go to other bidders.
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A United Airlines pilot is charged with raping a female flight attendant during a stopover in Roanoke.
39 year old Ray Kinnery Walley of Georgia has been ordered to turn over his passport and pilot's license and submit to D-N-A testing.
He's charged with raping the flight attendant in a hotel room on January 13th.
Walley has been placed on administrative leave.
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Still to come on NEWS 7 at six... The city of Roanoke pays tribute to two victims of the 1985 flood...
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And, hopefully the rain didn't ruin any works of art in downtown Roanoke today... We'll have more on the art show coming up, but first lets check in with Robin-- some nasty weather out there today.
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Downtown Roanoke looks more like an art gallery this weekend.
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The 44th annual Sidewalk Art Show is taking place today and tomorrow on Roanoke city's market.
As one of the largest art shows on the east coast, this year's event features more than two hundred artists from well known professionals to beginners and students.
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((YVONNE OLSON/ORGANIZER: PART OF WHAT IT MAKES IT SPECIAL IS IT IS PART OF DOWNTOWN ROANOKE. IT IS IN FACT NOW A SIDEWALK ART SHOW BECAUSE WE'RE ACTUALLY ON THE CITY STREETS. THE WORK IS NOT JURIED TO BE PART OF THE SHOW SO YOU HAVE QUITE A VARIETY OF THINGS.))
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Proceeds from the show benefit education programs at the Art Museum of Western Virginia.
The show continues tomorrow from noon until five.
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A Roanoke Park has a new name and will soon have a new look.
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The city today held a ceremony to rename Shadeland Park to the Brown-Robertson Park.
It is named after Dorothy Brown and Hazel Roberston who both died during the flood of 1985 on Shadeland Avenue.
The city's Parks and Recreation Department now plans to make several improvements to the newly named park.
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((DONNIE UNDERWOOD/PARKS AND RECREATION DEPT.: WHAT WE PLAN TO DO HERE IS TO DEVELOP A LOW IMPACT PARK, A PARK THAT MAY HAVE BASKETBALL COURTS, PICNIC SHELTERS, WALKING TRAILS, THE LICK GREENWAY WILL ACTUALLY COME THROUGH THIS PARK BUT WE WANT TO MAINTAIN IT AS ITS NATURAL STATE. WE DON'T WANT TO OVERBURDEN IT WITH TOO MANY FACILITES.))
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Construction will begin this fall and should be completed sometime next year.
The park is located on Tenth Street between Kellogg and Grayson Avenues.
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[Dumas]


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The Dumas Hotel and Music Center in Roanoke has big hopes for the future. But the organization needs funding to make it all happen.
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This week-- Dumas officials stopped by the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors to ask for 200- thousand dollars in funding for renovations.
They want to move to the Downtown Music Lab to the third floor--- and to construct a 300- seat auditorium to look down

on the stage.
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((I THINK IT WILL BE A MAJOR SOURCE OF PRIDE TO DO THIS PROJECT AND IT WILL DRAW PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER AND HAVE A GREAT ECONOMIC IMPACT AND IT WILL JUST GIVE EVERYONE A SENSE OF PRIDE TO KNOW WE HAVE SOMETHING THAT'S A PIECE OF ROANOKE THERE TO SHOW OFF.))
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The Dumas also wants to renovate the first floor into a box office and exhibit hall for local artists. Supervisors listened to Dumas officials-- but say it will be some time before a decision on funding is reached.
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Still ahead on News 7 at 6, more than 700 hopefuls competed in Festival in the Parks annual 5 and 10 K runs. Mike Stevens will have a wrap up...
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And, some local kids put their mouths and bubble-gum to the test-- competing for thousands of dollars in a nationwide contest.
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Cyrus McCormick may be better known as "the Father of Modern Agriculture." The man who invented the mechanical reaper is being honored this year by the Virginia Legends Walk in Virginia Beach for his role in helping America become an industrial nation. In this week's Time Off Shannon Young takes us to McCormick's Rockbridge County farm, where the seeds of agricultural revolution were sown.
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((DAVID FISKE/MCCORMICK FARM: A PERSON USED THAT MANUALLY TO CUT THE GRAIN AT THE GROUND, CUT THE STALK OFF AND CAUGHT IT IN THE CRADLE AND MANUALLY TIED IT AND BUNDLED IT FOR THRESHING.))
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Prior to 1831, farming was such a time consuming process that 90-percent of America's population was involved in agriculture. Harvesting wheat, in particular, was back-breaking work. But, here at Walnut Grove, a young Cyrus McCormick changed the industry for good with the invention of the mechanical reaper, a horse-drawn machine that harvested five times faster than traditional methods.
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((DAVID FISKE: THE GRAIN WAS SEVERED AT THE GROUND AND FELL ON THE BOARD AND, WITH THE FIRST MODELS, WAS STILL MANUALLY RAKED OFF THE BOARD AND BUNDLED BUT THE CUTTING PROCESS WAS MECHANIZED.))
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((SHAN: MCCORMICK TOOK AFTER HIS FATHER IN THAT BOTH WERE INVENTORS. IN FACT, WHILE CYRUS GETS MOST OF THE CREDIT FOR THE REAPER HE WAS ACTULLY JUST PERFECTING HIS FATHER'S DESIGN.))
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((DAVID FISKE: I THINK IT WAS THE SPRING OF 1831 THAT HIS DAD KINDA GAVE UP. WELL, THAT LIT A FIRE UNDER CYRUS AND HE WORKED AT IT AND BY THE END OF THE GRAIN HARVEST SEASON OF 1831 CYRUS HAD THE MACHINE PERFECTED.))
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And the world noticed. Demand for reapers was so great it wasn't long before McCormick was selling all over the world.
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((DAVID FISKE: RATHER THAN TAKING A MACHINE WITH THEM TO DEMONSTRATE TO FARMER THEY'D TAKE A WORKING MODEL AND USE IT TO SHOW FARMERS HOW THE MACHINE WORKED.))
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Mccormick soon outgrew Walnut Grove and moved his company to Chicago. His heirs donated the farm to Virginia Tech in 1954 on the condition that it would be used in the McCormick tradition.
Today, research and agricultural advancements continue to thrive at Walnut Grove. Shannon Young, News 7, Rockbridge County.))


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Countless kids across the nation are testing their bubble blowing abilities...
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It's all part of the Dubble Bubble National contest to find who can blow the biggest diameter bubblegum bubble. The contest is for kids aged 12 and under, and some were more successful than others as we find out while catching the competition in Roanoke today. All the bubbles are measured using a special bubble meter. The top six finalists nationally will compete in July for a 10-thousand Savings Bond and a five- thousand dollar donation in the winner's honor to Children's Miracle Network.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports - the JMU baseball team advances in the NCAA tournament. Greg Biffle gets his first Busch series win of the season.
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And more than 700 runners took the streets of Roanoke this morning for the annual Festival Classic. We'll check out your winners in just a moment.
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The annual Festival 5 and 10k runs were held this morning in downtown Roanoke. For the first time in several years, the event's organizers allowed registration the morning of the race. More than 150 people took advantage of that to push this year's total number of runners to more than 700.
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((A gentle, steady breeze (bang) accompanied by the normal stifling humidity greeted this year's race participants as they began the uphill climb on Jefferson Street. This year's event would produce four first time winners including the men's 5k champ Bill Meador. The former Cave Spring Knight, who just wrapped up his freshman year at JMU - Meador who is known for his fast finishes turned a slim lead as he passed by Victory Stadium in an easy blowout win as he won his first Festival 5k in a time of 16 minutes and 14 seconds. ((BILL MEADOR:)) Meg Dailey, a sophomore cross country and outdoor track team member at Jefferson Forest high school won the women's 5k event in 20 minutes and 58 seconds. She gets her 1st win in her third Festival appearance. ((MEG DAILEY:)) The men's 10 k winner had an easy day at the office in his first ever Festival Run. Philly native Jay Johns, a Blacksburg resident and 1991 Tech graduate won in a time of 34 minutes and 20 seconds. ((JAY JOHNS:)) Bedford resident Sabrina Willis, who last ran in this event 10 years ago, captured the women's 10k in 40 minutes and 55 seconds. The JMU grad recently moved back to the area from Atlanta. ((SABRINA WILLIS:)) Patrick Henry high school had 70 of its athletes take part in the event including 30 of new head coach Kevin Clifford's Patriot football players. ))

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On the college baseball diamond this afternoon JMU tangled with VCU in the NCAA tournament. The loser would go home and the winner would survive to play again tonight.
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Just last week the Rams knocked off the Dukes to win the CAA championship. But today JMU got off to a great start. In the bottom of the first Eddie Kim singles to right field, scoring Mike Butia and the Dukes were on the board.
In the third inning, Kim comes through with another run scoring single. This one finds a hole in center field for a 2-nothing James Madison lead.
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Nathan Doyle then blows this one open with a 2 run homer over the centerfield wall. The Dukes knock off VCU by a final of 5 to 2.
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JMU will now face North Carolina or South Carolina tonight at 7 o'clock.

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In the big leagues this afternoon the Yankees hit four homer and beat the Red Sox,
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while the Braves pounded the Cincinnati Reds 7-to-1 with the help of the long ball. Gary Sheffield hit a two run homer and later added a three run shot as the Braves pounded the Reds 7-to-1.
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Tom Glavine picked up his 9th win of the year. His era is now 1 point 57.
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Also, today the Indians have beaten the White Sox 8-to-4.

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The Busch Grand National cars were on the track today in Dover.
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Points leader Jason Keller was rolling right along looking for another solid finish today, but with five laps left he crashed with Hank Parker Junior into the outside wall. The race was red flagged with six laps to go. After the 10 minute delay - Greg Biffle - driving a Jack Roush owned car on the weekend Roush returned to the track was able to hold off Jeff Green for his first win of the season. Jack Sprague finished fifth and he is now back in the series' point lead after 14 events.
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During Cup practice today - pole winner Matt Kenseth blew an engine - he will start in the back of the field tomorrow in the MBNA 400.

[Almanac]


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Roanoke remained dry in May, but other localities saw ample rain. June has already started out in full-blown Summer mode. What else can we expect? Here's Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner with our monthly Almanac.
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