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A city in search of water and an answer to the dwindling supply. A LIVE report on imposition of MANDATORY water conse
rvation measures in Roanoke.
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Also: a LIVE report from the Devil's Marble Yard... where National Forest land is still burning.
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Tonight on News 7 Sports - the Roanoke Valley Horse show puts the big time jumpers in the spotlight this evening.

Another shocker today in World Cup play.
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And the Lynchburg Hillcats will have 9 players involved in tonight's Carolina League all-star game.
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Very little in the way of showers on the horizon for the next several days, stay tuned for you complete forecast.


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News 7 at Six is next.
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The city of Roanoke cranks up water conservation... And its neighbors supplement the supply...
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The level of Carvins Cove is now 26 feet below the spillway.
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
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And I'm Keith Humphry.
[City-Water]
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We've been moving closer to full mandatory conservation for weeks, as dry conditions have drained the city's main reservoir.
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Today, as expected, the city implemented new measures that restrict the use of city water for non- essential purposes. [***WATER RESTRICTIONS GRAPHIC***]
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Tonight, Joe Dashiell is in the studio with more on the new restrictions.
Keith and Shannon, the city's reservoir is now at about 36 percent of its usable capacity.
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That means voluntary conservation measures are making way for mandatory restrictions... and the city is now turning to its neighbors for help.
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(([OPENS ON NAT SOUND OF MANHOLE COVER]
Roanoke County's Tom McGlaughlin dropped into a manhole and turned up the flow through the North Lakes Feed, just one of the points where the county's water system connects with the city's.
With the level of Carvins Cove now at 26 feet below the spillway, Roanoke city is supplementing its supply with water from Roanoke County and the city of Salem.
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With new restrictions, city residents and businesses are seeking other sources.
Apartment maintenance worker Randy Stump spent the afternoon filling a large tank at the city's New Hope Well on Welcome Valley Road.
And employees of National Pools answered calls from anxious customers.
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((YES I'VE HAD SEVERAL PEOPLE CALL ME RECENTLY, COMMERCIAL POOLS AS WELL AS HOMEOWNERS CONCERNED ABOUT HOW THEY ARE GOING TO MAINTAIN THEIR SKIMMERS AND THE WATER LEVEL OF THE POOL, BECAUSE THEY DO HAVE TO KEEP THE WATER LEVEL UP TO OPERATE PROPERLY.)) [RUNS:15]
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As it now stands, the city's public pools and other large community pools will be allowed to use city water to maintain proper levels, but that's not the case with residential pools or hot tubs.
As for enforcement, there are civil penalties of 100 dollars a day for residential violators and 500 dollars a day for businesses...
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but keith and shannon, city officials say that for now their emphasis will be on education not enforcement.


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Three thousand acres of forest continue to burn tonight in Rockbridge County. Bust foresters say it will soon be under control. For two weeks they fought the brush fire mainly on the ground, but today the final assault came from the air.
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Marya Jones is near the Marbleyard fire. How is the progress out there?
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[Narroflex]


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205 new jobs are coming to Patrick County and 245 existing ones have been saved.
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Governor Mark Warner said today Narroflex decided to stay in Stuart and expand.
The textile maker almost moved to North Carolina, but chose- -instead- -to invest nine million dollars in its existing facility.
Governor Warner approved a 200 thousand dollar grant from his Opportunity Fund to assist Patrick County with the project.
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[Atlantic-Mutual]


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25 employees will be affected by layoffs at Atlantic Mutual Insurance's Roanoke Processing Center.
Technology changes reportedly led to eliminations in the customer service and Information Technology departments.


Those losing their jobs will receive severance packages and job placement support.
At the same time, new jobs will be added to the claims processing department.
Layoffs there in January affected fewer than 20 people.



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Virginia wants it, the U-S Army wants it, but Minnesota won't give it up.


More on the latest skirmish in the battle over a Civil War flag when News 7 returns.
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Plus a river runs through it... and that's a big problem for the Radford Army Ammunition Plant.
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[GOP]
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G-O-P leaders are meeting this evening to discuss plans for electing the next House Speaker.
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The resignation of Vance Wilkins has left open the top spot in the Virginia House of Delegates.
Delegate Lacey Putney of Bedford is serving as interim speaker.
Senior Republican delegates and a representative of the freshman class are gathered in Richmond at this hour to talk about a permanent replacement.
Republicans can call a special session or wait until the General Assembly meets in January to elect a new Speaker.
House majority leader Morgan Griffith says the main focus of today's meeting is deciding the process by which they'll replace Wilkins.
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Griffith also says he still hasn't made a final decision as to whether he'll be a candidate for the Speaker position.
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[Arsenal]


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Plans to close part of the New River to the public remain afloat. A second public hearing is expected late next month. While fisherman still fear the move will rob them of recreation options...the Radford Army Ammunition Plant intends to close the river to protect the Arsenal. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon reports.
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((33:02:02 Boat noise A familiar sound at the Whitehorne public landing on the New River. Boats go in and out all day, hopefully coming to shore with a good catch. Rex Gearheart says he's one of the many local residents who love to fish.
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Enjoying what the river has to offer may be getting more difficult. The Radford Army Ammunition Plant is sticking to its plan to close off 4 1/2 miles of the new to the public. The reason, safety. A major concern since the events of September 11th.
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((REX GEARHEART/FISHERMAN; IN A WAY I SEE IT AS A VICTORY FOR TERRORISM IT KEEPS FOLKS LIKE ME AND PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE COUNTRY FROM DOING WHAT WE REALLY ENJOY AND SORT OF INHIBITS OUR FREEDOMS.))
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A public hearing on the matter was held in April. Many outdoors men spoke about their opposition to the plan. While arsenal officials say they're taking that into consideration - having the best security is their main concern.
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((COUNTRY BOYS ON THE RIVER WOULD PROBABLY DETER TERRORISM MORE THAN ANYTHING THEY COULD DO, CERTAINLY MORE THAN CLOSING THE RIVER BUT I CAN UNDERSTAND WHERE THEY'RE COMING FROM ALSO IT IS A HAZARD, LIVING JUST A MILE DOWN THE ROAD IF SOMETHING DID HAPPEN HERE I WOULD BE PLACED IN HARM'S WAY.))
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The Arsenal proposal is to install two rows of permanent pylons at two points on the river and mount floating buoys between them. A permit and public hearing is required for the plan to go through. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Radford.))

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A Richmond priest accused of improper sexual behavior has been cleared of those charges by the Diocese.
Bishop Walter Sullivan says that decision was made after the decades old allegations against the Reverend John Leonard were examined by an investigative team appointed by the Catholic Church.
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Leonard has been on administrative leave for more than a month from Saint Michael's Catholic Church in Henrico County.
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Leonard will be reinstated
Before reaching their conclusion, the Diocese talked with Leonard and others, including the person who accused him of "improper sexual behavior" during his tenure as principal of a parochial high school in the 1970's.

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It was a directionless day on Wall Street, with stocks ending mixed. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 19 points.
NASDAQ fell 10 and a half.
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The Henry County Sheriff's office is looking for three men suspected of holding up a convenience store early this morning.
Deputies say three men entered B-G's Express -Two at the intersection of Old Chatham Road and Clearview Drive.
One of the men displayed a handgun and demanded money.
They got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and may have gotten into a gray older model Ford Granada.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Henry County Sheriff's office.


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Virginia is once again having to fight for its flag.
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The Minnesota Historical Society says it has no intention of returning to the Commonwealth a flag captured at the Batt

le of Gettysburg. The banner, with the "Southern Cross'' Confederate emblem, was taken in 1863.
Despite a Congressional ruling in 1905 that all flags be returned to their originating states, Minnesota hung onto it.



In 1998, then-Minnesota Attorney General Hubert Humphrey III turned down a request from a Virginia re-enactment group,

saying the law applied only to flags already in the Defense Department's possession. The Commonwealth would like the flag to be returned to the Defense Department for display at the National Museum of the United States Army to open in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports - the Hillcats hit the jackpot in tonight's Carolina League all-star game. South Korea shocks the world in front of a totally approving crowd in world cup competition.
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And the Roanoke Valley Horse show heats up tonight with the preliminary to Saturday's Grand Prix. Tonight it's the Welcome Jumper Stakes.
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Day two of the Roanoke Valley Horse show will offer fans an early look at some of the riders who will be competing in the 50 thousand dollar grand Prix Saturday.
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Tonight, professional riders compete in the five thousand dollar Welcome Jumper Stake. The winner gets 12 hundred bucks. Defending grand prix champion Todd Minikus (mi-ni-kus) returns and will try to win tonight and then take home the 15 thousand dollar first place prize money Saturday night.
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Minikus will have some serious competition for the Grand prix title. Aaron Vale is back to compete this season and Olympian Margie Engle will also vie for the championship. The Grand prix is this Saturday night.
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The Carolina League all star game is tonight in Wilmington Delaware as Carolina all stars take on the California stars. The Lynchburg Hillcats, after a 47 and 23 first half record, are well represented. Intern reporter Megan Donald has more.
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(( Even more unbelievable than the fact that Lynchburg had 47 wins and still did not win the first half is that nine Hillcats made the All Star game. ((RAY NAVARRETE/HILLCATS UTILITY CAROLINA LEAGUE ALL STAR:))
But even with the most selected All Stars of any team playing in the game, the Hillcats are not focused on individual accomplishments. They are the first to admit that this team is filled with more than just nine all stars. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) the Carolina League resumes action on Thursday night as the Hillcats look to duplicate their winning ways when they play host to Myrtle Beach. Salem opens up the second half Thursday on the road against Kinston. Megan Donald News 7 sports.))

[S-Hawks]


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The Roanoke Hawks AAU 15 and under boys basketball team leaves for the Atlanta Classic tournament tomorrow morning. The tourney is a warm up for the AAU National championship July sixth through the 13th in Clarksville, Tennessee. While the trip will be a long one, some of the Hawks are quite used to travel already.
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Hawks guard Craig McCargo , who averaged 21 points a game for the Halifax J.V. team this past season, is on the road six hours- three days a week making the trip from his home in South Boston to Roanoke and Salem in order to practice with the Hawks. McCargo maintains a 3.1 grade point average. The sacrifice he and his family make to play for coach Gaither is worth it.
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The pool play tournament is Thursday through Sunday and the Hawks are guaranteed four games in the 18 team field.
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[S-Cup]


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The home field advantage is definitely paying dividends for the South Korea as the soccer team has advanced to the quarterfinals.
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Remember South Korea had never won a World Cup game before this year. Today, the tournament's co-host was trailing with two minutes left in regulation when Seol Ki hyeon
(SOUL KEY HEN) left footed this game tying shot into the net in the 88th minute. It was his first goal of the Cup comp

etition. Then in the overtime Ahn Jung hwan outjumped Italian captain Paolo Maldini to head in the game winner. South Korea will next meet Spain.
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Track and Field phenom Alan Webb, who gained national attention last year
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when he broke Jim Ryun's 36 year old record for the mile when he was a high school student in Reston at South Lakes high says he is leaving the University of Michigan after just one year. Webb says he is transferring to George Mason - but only as a student. He says he will not compete for the school - but is considering turning professional. He will be reunited in northern Virginia with high school coach. (------------)