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It's a make or break performance tonight for House Speaker Vance Wilkins. We're live from Richmond.
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And is there a crime problem in one Roanoke community or not? The police chief says, "no." A community group begs to differ.
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[Sports-head]


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In sports, the Avalanche talks about Kinston, the Express offers thoughts on the impact of the Carolina Hurricanes Stanley cup run has on hockey
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and the U.S. is a tie or win away from the next round of the World Cup after today's game against South Korea.
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[WX-Head]
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More hot weather is in the forecast, with some thunderstorms likely by mid week. Stay tuned for complete forecast details...
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News 7 at Six is next.
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Vance Wilkins prepares to answer questions about sexual harrasment...
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And why he should remain Speaker of the House.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
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And I'm Shannon Young.
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The Amherst delegate is fighting for his political life tonight.
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State Republicans have called an emergency meeting in light of allegations that Wilkins settled a sexual harrasment complaint.
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Meghan Muldoon is at the capitol tonight.
So what can you tell us?
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[Referendum-Suit]


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Also in Richmond today, a group dominated by anti-tax conservatives says referendums that would raise sales tax rates in Northern Virginia and Hampptom Roads are illegal. The increased revenue would be used to build roads and alleviate traffic gridlock. A lawsuit filed by former state Republican Chairman Patrick McSweeney claims the Virginia Constitution authorizes tax-supported debt only if approved by a majority of voters in a *statewide* referendum. Governor Mark Warner supports the referendums. His press secretary says the governor is confident the legislation is legal.

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The city of Danville got a 700 thousand dollar break from the federal government today.
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Representative Virgil Goode and Senator George Allen brought a check to Southside today for the region's new Cyberpark.
300 acres will be wired with the latest fiber and electrical systems, matched by the infrastructure at only one other location in America: Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
The new park will take shape at the intersection of routes 29 and 58 in Danville.
Congressman Goode says the park's location is critical to its success.
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((REP. VIRGIL GOODE/(R) 5TH DISTRICT: THIS CYBERPARK IS AT THE CROSSROADS OF ROUTE 58 AND 29 AND MANY CROSS CURRENTS IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A HUB WHOSE SPOKES WILL REACH OUT AND TOUCH ALL OF SOUTHSIDE.))
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Goode hopes a lot of high-tech businesses will take advantage of the park.
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Danville is already reaping the benefits of other federal funds.
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The Federal Aviation Administration gave the regional airport 3-point- 2 million dollars to build a maintenance facility.
The idea is to hire local people to do repair work for commercial and private airlines at the Danville Airport.
A six-acre tarmac has already been constructed with 14 inches of concrete to support large jets while they are in line for repair.
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((JERRY GWALTNEY/CITY MANAGER: WHAT IT WILL DO IS EXPAND US FROM AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STANDPOINT TO BE ABLE TO BRING IN A MAJOR MAINTENANCE FACILITY THAT'S OUR GAME PLAN AS THE USE OF THAT.))
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Two new corporate hangers were also built as part of the maintenance plan.
One is leased to NASCAR driver Ward Burton, and the other to V.W. Daniels construction.
More corporate hangers may come.
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[Forest-Fires]


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Two forest fires continue to burn out of control near the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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At least 40 acres have burned in the "Arnold's Valley" area of Rockbridge County.. the other fire's north of Buena Vista.
Smoke can be seen for miles.
Officials say lightning from last week's thunderstorms started the fires, and dry conditions helped them spread.
An air-tanker has been called in to help, because the fire's burning in such a remote area..
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((ROB DEYO/U. S. FOREST SERVICE; ITS IN THE WILDERNESS AREA AND THAT MAKES IT A LITTLE BIT DIFFICULT BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE ANY ROADS OUT THERE AND WE DON'T HAVE ANY ACCESS FOR DOZERS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.))
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Crews from several states including Louisiana, Arkansas and Georgia worked through the weekend to try and control those fires..
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Only three communities in Virginia can claim the honor.
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Find out which town is being rewarded for its environmental work when News 7 at Six returns.
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[Community-Policing]
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Everyone wants to live in a neighborhood free of drugs and other crime.
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But residents in one Roanoke community say their safety is being jeopardized.
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Teresa Hamilton is on Marshall Avenue in Roanoke tonight... where residents want the city to step in.
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A Roanoke man died running his motorcycle off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd County.
Police say 61-year-old Ronald Becker was following his son on his Harley yesterday evening when the accident occurred.
Becker's body was found on the side of the road, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Stocks started the week mixed after a mid-day rally lost steam. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 56 points.
NASDAQ lost five.
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[Environmental-Award]
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The Town of Blacksburg is on E-2 status...and it's a good thing.
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The state gave the region that designation for excellence in taking care of the environment.
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Blacksburg is one of three areas in Virginia to reach the level. Tomorrow town officials will receive an award for the honor.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon reports.
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(( Blacksburg is known for its beautiful surroundings and now it can also be known for taking care of that environment.

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((KELLY MATTINGLY/BLACKSBURG PUBLIC WORKS DIR.; THE TOWN IS COMMITTED TO THIS EFFORT.))
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The effort is in partnership with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
For the past two years, a team of Blacksburg employees developed an environmental policy...ways to improve and preserve.
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((GARY HUFF/BLACKSBURG TOWN MANAGER; WE TAKE A LOT OF THOSE ISSUES SERIOUSLY SUCH AS RECYCLING, I DON'T THINK ANY COMMUNITY IN THIS AREA HAS THE RECYCLING PERCENTAGE THAT WE DO WE CURRENTLY RECYCLE 32-PERCENT OF ALL OUR REFUGE AND THROUGH THIS PROCESS WE'RE STILL GOING TO TRY AND INCREASE THAT.))
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Recycling is one way. Installing more energy efficient bulbs in traffic lights is another. Officials say its areas within the Public Works Department that are closely looked at.
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((KELLY MATTINGLY/BLACKSBURG PUBLIC WORKS DIR.; OUR USE OF CHEMICALS IN THE WORKPLACE, OUR STORM WATER SYSTEMS, OUR SANITARY SEWER SYSTEMS OUR USE OF NATURAL ENERGY RESOURCES AND SOLID WASTED AND RECYCLING.))
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Officials say they'll reach for the next level of excellence...E-3. That will come with the implementation of more environmental friendly policies. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Blacksburg.))

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Virginia may be among the nation's leaders in per-capita spending on police and prisons ... but the Commonwealth ranks dead last in support for parks and natural resources. Those are among the findings of a J-LARC study released today. According to the research, Virginia ranked 36th nationally in per-capita state spending in 1999, third in spending for law enforcement and prisons, and 50th for natural resources and parks. The state also ranked 15th in highway maintenance and construction, 27th in public education, 38th in health and welfare, and 32nd in government administration.

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The U.S. marches closer to a round of 16 berth in World Cup Soccer, the Avalanche gears up for a series with Kinston,
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and we will head over to the Roanoke Country Club for the Junior Achievement golf tournament.
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The Salem Avalanche begins its final three game homestand before the all star break tonight against Kinston. The Indians are in third place in the Southern Division at 31 and 31.
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KInston is right behind the Avs who are in second place at 35 and 28, 3 and a half games up on the Indians.
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The Junior Achievement ninth annual golf tournament teed off today.
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The Par for the Kids Golf tournament was held at the Roanoke Country Club and 23 teams participated in the 18 hole event. The goal is to raise between 20 and 25 thousand dollars in this years event.
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The fourth game of the Stanley Cup finals is tonight in Raleigh. The Red Wings lead 2-games-to-1 over Carolina.
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The Hurricanes finals appearance and represent a south region most known for NASCAR and ACC basketball. A few Roanoke Express players are encouraged.
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We caught up with Daniel Berthaume and Mike Peron while they were fishing at Smith Mountain Lake.
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The Los Angeles Lakers head into game four of the NBA finals Wednesday with a commanding three games to none lead over New Jersey. L.A. can wrap up the series and become three-peat champs, notching a place in NBA history among the best.
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The United States is one tie or win away from reaching the round of 16 in the World Cup.
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The United States tied South Korea 1-1 today. Clint Mathis scored the goal at the 24th minute for the Americans. The U.S. is now 1-0h and 1 with one more match to play in the opening round. The U.S can clinch a second round berth against Poland Friday.
U.S. goalie Brad Friedel came up big and became the first goalie in the tournament to stop a penalty kick.
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Later this month Kyle Petty and a number of his good friends will be riding motorcycles into Virginia as his 8th annual "Charity Ride across America" wheels into Hot Springs. This is the first time that's Kyle's charity ride has made it into the Commonwealth, and all associated with the event are looking forward to spending a night at the historic Homestead.
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Kyle, his dad Richard and many other Winston Cup stars will arrive at the Homestead on Saturday June 29th and then leave the next morning on the final leg of the ride to the Petty Family Farm in Trinity, North Carolina. Since it began in 1995 - the charity ride has raised more than two and half million dollars for children's hospitals.