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Coming up on News 7-
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The man in Virginia's most powerful legislative position resigns- amid a sexual harassment controversy.
Details and reaction coming up .
Charges are beefed up against the teen accused of setting a massive tire fire in Roanoke County.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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((PRESTON BRYANT: HE HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO RESIGN BECAUSE THERE WAS A CRESCENDO BUILDING AND THE CRESCENDO HAS NOW BECOME DEAFENING.))
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Colleagues and constitutents react to Vance Wilkins' decision to resign as Speaker of Virginia's House of Delegates.
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Wilkins resignation ends a swift and dramatic fall from the most powerful legislative position in Virginia. It comes after he admitted paying at least 100-thousand dollars in hush money to a woman who accused him of sexual harassment.
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In a statement released late this afternoon, Wilkins said: I don't blame anyone for my troubles. Most of them I brought upon myself. But times have changed, and the rules have changed and what was accepted in the era in which I was raised is strictly off-limits today. I didn't change with the times, and if I have offended anyone I am truly sorry and I apologize.
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Wilkins said he felt he could have held onto his position at least until next January, but he felt it was in his party's best interest to resign as speaker now.


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The Speaker said today he feels abandoned by Republicans.
Vance Wilkins spoke by phone with reporters immediately after announcing his resignation.
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Meghan Muldoon was there and she has more on what he said led him to his decision. Meghan?
While the Speaker's written statement seems apologetic and conciliatory,
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he had a different tone tonight, often sounding frustrated and a little defiant.
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ere) in the House of Delegates said he "feels abandoned by the caucus."
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House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith defended House Republicans.
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Wilkins has been under increasing pressure to resign since allegations surfaced that he paid one hundred thousand dollars to settle a sexual harassment suit.
Griffith says that the sexual harassment allegations coming on the tail of the Speaker's mishandling of the eavesdropping scandal led the caucus to believe Wilkins couldn't lead anymore.
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The Speaker who represents Amherst said he still hasn't made a decision on whether he'll also abandon his delegate seat.
But that for now, he's taking a few days off.
Delegate Lacey Putney of Bedford will become interim Speaker until a permanent successor is named.
As to who the new Speaker might be, Wilkins said he didn't "want to get into it" and added that recommending somebody for the position "might do" them "more harm than good."
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Wilkins still seemed frustrated this evening over the sexual harassment allegations at one point saying "if you don't hug someone back home, they'll get mad at you."
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He did add that sexual harassment training for lawmakers "might be a safe thing to do."

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Most folks in Wilkins' home base of Amherst know him at least as an acquantaince.
They've have been waiting for days now for his decision.
Tonight, the reaction was one of surprise mixed with some sadness.
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Steve Smallshaw is outside the Wilkins home tonight.
Steve what have residents there been telling you?
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Fellow Republican Delegate Preston Bryant says Wilkins' had no choice but to resign.
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Bryant worked as an aide to Wilkins' for two years in the early nineties.
The Lynchburg Delegate says regardless of whether the allegations are true or not, Wilkins' decision to step down was in the best interest of the Republican party.
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((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT: OBVIOUSLY ON THE HEELS OF THE EAVES DROPPING INCIDENT, ON THE HEELS OF THE SPEAKER'S PROBLEMS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS BEEN FRUSTRATED AND DISTRACTED. WE'RE ANXIOUS TO GET IT BEHIND US AND I THINK WE'LL MOVE ON IN SHORT ORDER AND GET IT BEHIND US.))
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As to whether Wilkins' should resign altogether from the House of Delegates, Bryant says Wilkins' should first meet with his constituents and then make that decision.

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Vance Wilkins has served in the General Assembly since 1978, most of that time in the minority.
But in the 1990s, he helped to engineer the Republican resurgence that gave the GOP control of the House of Delegates.
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In November 1999, House Republicans gave Wilkins the nod over northern Virginia Delegate Jack Rust...
And in January, he was sworn as Speaker of the House.
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With a first ever Republican majority in the House of Delegates, Wilkins became the first Republican to serve as Speaker.
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Tonight, the first Republican to serve as Speaker is also the first Virginia speaker ever pressured to step aside.
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The 14-year old suspect in Roanoke County's tire fire faces two felony arson charges. The case against him was upgraded today from misdemeanor counts.
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In addition to the tire fire, the boy is charged with setting a brush fire near Tony Dow's home on Route 220. Dow says the boy and his friends have subjected him and his wife to racial abuse almost since the day they moved in last Summer. The kids invaded the home, Dow says, and helped themselves to everything ...including the phone.
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((TONY DOW/ROANOKE CO. HOMEOWNER; A BIG OLD $800 TELEPHONE BILL, COMING IN MY HOUSE URINATING, USING THE BATHROOM, NOT USING THE BATHROOMS GOING TO THE BATHROOM ALL OVER THE HOUSE, EATING MY FOOD, TEARING UP MY HOUSE.))
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On April 14- -about three weeks after the tires on Willie Keeling's property were set ablaze- -Tony Dow arrived home to find several boys emerging from his home. One of them was carrying a gas can, Dow says. They set fire in the woods near Dow's home. He didn't know the boys by name, but neighbors helped identify them and one was arrested.
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A fire in Rockbridge County has burned nearly 500 acres of wilderness, and the fire is not out yet.
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A lightning strike ignited the blaze in the James River Face Wilderness on June 5th.
Because of safety concerns, forestry officials say they're trying to contain the blaze with fire lines and backburns instead of sending in crews to battle the flames.
10 and a half miles of the Appalachian Trail and the Wilderness area are closed because of the fire.
Officials say they hope to have the fire under control by next Tuesday.
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The wind has died down in Colorado- that's helping slow down a huge wildfire that's heading toward Denver.
Hundreds of firefighters from around the nation are on the way to help.
Crews are working to protect homes by soaking them with water, chopping down nearby trees- and building fire lines.

Mother natures is also helping with cooler temperatures and higher humidity.
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A cop who ran into a boy on a bike is off the hook.
That story when News 7 returns.
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Some Franklin County residents take issue with a law that allowed the federal government to seize a Penhook man's property.
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Ralph Adkins' farmhouse and 99-acres were taken by the federal government more than a year ago after a moonshine still was found on the land. Adkins said he didn't know who the still belonged to. Neighbors say he and his wife were given 30-days to vacate the property despite the fact that no charges were ever filed in connection with the case. Under federal forfeiture law, the government can sieze property if it's more likely than not that the land was used illegally. Neighbors think the law is unfair.
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((BABBIE POTTER/NEIGHBOR: IT'S JUST SENSELESS. EVERYTHING IS SENSELESS. WHY DIDN'T THEY CHARGE SOMEONE WITH SOMETHING? IF IT WAS ON THEIR PROPERTY LET THEM HAVE A WAY TO FIGHT IT IN COURT AND GET IT BACK IF THEY CAN.))
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The U.S. Attorney's office says the Adkins has the opportunity to contest the forfeiture but didn't. The property sold at auction today for 260-thousand dollars.
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A Martinsville Police Officer will not be criminally charged for hitting a child on a bicycle with his patrol car.

It happened on May 30th, when Officer Robert Haynes decided to check on a fellow officer who had responded to a domestic abuse call.
The boy suffered a concussion and some bruises.
Police say an independent investigation by state police trained in accident reconstruction determined the officer was not speeding.


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Word tonight that the Catholic Bishops are moving closer to adopting a zero tolerance policy for sexually abusive priests-
The Bishops are working into the night on a draft policy.
Also the church today admits its's in a crisis and the bishops themselves are to blame.
Jim Acosta is in Dallas- with the latest.
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((THEIR TEARS AND THEIR STORIES MIGHT CHANGE A CHURCH FOREVER. AT A HISTORIC CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC LEADERS IN DALLAS VICTIMS OF PEDOPHILE PRIESTS TOOK A ROOM FULL OF BISHOPS ON TOURS OF THEIR TORTURED SOULS. Michael Bland, Abuse Victim, He told me it was o.k. part of growing up normal. DESPITE BEING MOLESTED BY A PRIEST MICHAEL BLAND JOINED THE PRIESTHOOD. HE QUIT WHEN CHURCH LEADERS BRUSHED OFF HIS PLEAS TO OUST HIS ABUSER. Michael Bland, Abuse Victim, "The priesthood lost me but kept the perpetrator." SOME CHURCH LEADERS SAY THE PERSONAL ACCOUNTS APPEAR TO BE TURNING THE TIDE IN THEIR CLOSED DOOR MEETINGS THAT A TOUGHER POLICY ON PEDOPHILIA IS EMERGING ONE THAT WOULD DEFROCK ANY PRIEST FOR SEXUAL ABUSES PAST OR PRESENT. Bishop Joseph Gallante, Dallas Diocese: No second chances even for past offenses that I think you will see in the document. THE DAY STARTED WITH AN UNPRECEDENTED PUBLIC APOLOGY FROM THE BISHOPS LEADER WHO ADMITTED THE CHURCH HELPED CREATE ITS OWN CRISIS. Bishop Wilton Gregory, U.S. Conf. Of Catholic Bishops: "We did not go far enough to ensure every child was safe from sexual abuse." WITH THAT ADMISSION CRITICS SAY THE BISHOPS MUST ADOPT A POLICY THAT ALSO PUNISHES CHURCH LEADERS WHO COVER-UP. Scott Appleby, Historian, University of Notre Dame Name the protection of abusive priests for what it is -- a sin born of the arrogance of power. CHURCH LEADERS SAY ONLY THE VATICAN CAN SANCTION BISHOPS. BUT THE ISSUE IS LIKELY TO RESURFACE WHEN THE BISHOPS DEBATE THEIR NEW POLICY AND VOTE ON IT IN PUBLIC TOMORROW. JA CBS.))

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A West Virginia woman who "joined the Air Force to see the world" was killed in yesterday's plane crash.
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Air Force Sergeant Anissa (UH-neese-uh) Ann Shero of Grafton had been in Afghanistan only two weeks when her cargo plane crashed during take-off. Shero's husband, Nathan, is also in the armed forces and recently returned from Afghanistan himself. Shero grew up in a military family-- her grandfather was at the Battle of the Bulge, and her dad fought in Vietnam.

Both men survived. Shero was among three that were killed in the crash... seven others survived. Family members of the 31- year- old say she was a hero and will be missed.
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Salem's enjoying SOL success.
We'll explain when News 7 returns.
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Plus new reports that an extended family member may be responsible for the kidnapping of a Utah girl.
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Could a family member be responsible for the disappearance of 14 year old Elizabeth Smart?
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A published report says police believe an extended family member may be responsible for the kidnapping.
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According to the Salt Lake City Tribune, authorities are considering that a relative may have staged the kidnapping to look like the work of an outsider.
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Police have said the point of entry- appears to be a window, but the tribune report says investigators have been unable to explain how a 5 foot eight man could fit through the window.
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Good news for the Salem School System..
All of the city's schools will receive the state's "fully accredited" rating, because of their success with the Standards of Learning tests.
This year Salem *High* School joined the city's other schools in reaching the required 70-percent "pass rate" in core academic areas.
School officials say it took a team effort to reach the goal..
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((WAYNE TRIPP/SALEM SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT; OUR TEACHERS OUR GUIDANCE COUNSELORS OUR ADMINISTRATORS OUR LIBRARIANS EVERYBODY INVOLVED, I THINK WORKED VERY HARD MADE MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS AND MOST ESPECIALLY WE WOULD WANT TO THANK THE STUDENTS))
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Salem is ahead of the Standards of Learning schedule..
All Virginia school systems must be fully accredited by 2007.

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The Express flying to Los Angeles to play? It could happen, we will tell you why, Stanley Cup highlights for ya as well as Hillcats/Indians
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But first our extra point. The Miami Dolphins have traded quarterback Cade McNown to the San Francisco 49ers for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2003. McNown was the 12th player chosen in the 1999 draft.
He went to the Dolphins last year for two draft picks, spent the season as number-three on the depth chart and didn't throw any passes in a game. He did start 15 games with Chicago, completing 281-of-515 passes for three-thousand-111 yards with 16 touchdowns and 19 interceptions.
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The Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup championship last night, beating the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1.
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Brenden Shannahan would play huge roll in the win, but first he watches teammate Tomas Holstrom rip rope on the assist from Igor Larionov and Chris Chelios to make it 1-nothing Wings.
Then, at the 14:04 mark of the second, Shanahan scores on the Detroit power play to make the count 2-nothing Red Wings.
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The Hurricanes cut the lead to 201 at the 18:50 mark of the second when Jeff O'Neil beats Dominic Hasek with the double piper!
But Shanahan puts in the empty netter late in the third and the Red Wings capture their third cup in the last six years and their 10th in team history, beating Carolina 3-1 and they win the series in five.
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The Express gets on a plane, flies to Los Angeles for a regular season hockey game... it could happen in the near future. The West Coast Hockey League it's seven team have approached the ECHL about a merger or playing inter league games. Express head coach Perry Florio told me last night that, through ECHL approval, the Express and other teams could play a certain amount of games with the West Coast league teams next season.
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Florio is not the only one who feels this could happen. Pee Dee Pride president Jack Capuano agrees that Pee Dee and other ECHL teams will play west coast teams. Florio and the Express researched the travel costs and found that, to fly 25 Express personnel to Los Angeles would cost five thousand dollars round trip. An Express bus trip this past season to Peoria and Toledo cost the Express about 8 thousand. The ECHL league meetings are this Sunday through Tuesday in Las Vegas and this will be a major topic.
One other Express note. The team has agreed to terms on a contract with Terrance Tootoo, but he has not yet signed a contract, hopefully that will be done at the end of this month.
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With just four games left in the first half of the Carolina League season, the Lynchburg Hillcats are right in the thick of the pennant race, tied with Wilmington for first place in the Northern Division. Last night, the Cats began a four game set with Kinston.
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To the Hill City we go. We pick this one up in the top of the 2nd. Kinston's Nate Janowicz smacks this shot to left field. Nate McLouth makes the great diving catch but Tyler Minges comes home on the sac fly and the Indians were on the board.
Lynchburg got the run back in the bottom of the inning. Yurendelle Decaster smokes an RBI single scoring Ronny Paulino from second tying the score at 1.
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Landon Jacobsen did the job on the mound and Lynchburg goes on to beat Kinston by a final of 9-1.
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Tonight, the Avalanche defeated the division champion Myrtle Beach 6 to 2 on the Pelicans diamond.
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The Avalanche is in Myrtle Beach for a four game series. The Avs will need their offense to win. Salem leads the Carolina League in doubles and is on pace to hit over 300 two baggers this season.
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The College World Series begins this weekend in Omaha and former Cave Spring standout, Tyler Lumsden is scheduled to start game three for the Clemson Tigers.
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Lumsden made 24 appearances for Clemson this season, and compiled a record of 4 and 1 in six starts. Last weekend in the super regional clincher against Arkansas, Lumsden pitched four strong innings, striking out four. Now it's on to Nebraska where the Tigers face the home-state Cornhuskers on day one.
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As most expected, the world's top player leads after one round of the 102nd U.S. Open. at Bethpage Black.
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Tiger Woods moved a top the leader board at the U-S Open. Woods birdied his eleventh hole of the day to move to 3-under-par and that is where he would finish, with a first round 3 under 67.
One stroke back is Sergio Garcia, who fired a two under 68. Woods is gunning for his second U.S. Open title.
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The first round of the World Cup ends tomorrow. Today, Mexico tied Italy 1-to-1, and Ecuador blanked Croatia 1-to-0. Mexico wins its group and Italy advances. Croatia. Turkey shut out China 3-to-0.
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Brazil clinched its group by ripping Costa Rica 5-to-2.
Brazil would score early and often in this one. In the 13th minute Ranoldo is gonna rip rope to put Brazil up 2 to nothing. Brazil they advance 5-2.
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land. The United States makes its bid for a second-round berth early tomorrow morning looking for a tie or a win against Po