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Finally, a little good news about Roanoke's water situation tops News 7 at Six tonight.
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Plus, a police chase and suicide in Florida could crack the case of three murdered Virginia girls.
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In sports, the Avalanche takes on Winston Salem today at Salem Memorial, a former Express star will prove his metal in college coaching
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and Blacksburg boys basketball coach Bob Trier resigns from his post
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[WX-Head]
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Right on cue comes the hazy, hot and humid outlook. Get used to it. It sticks around literally all week long.
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News 7 at Six is next.
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As the level of Carvins Cove continues to fall, city Council takes new action to quench Roanoke's immediate and long-term water needs.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
Shannon is off tonight.

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This afternoon City Council authorized negotiations that could lead to a regional water authority... and it approved the lease of temporary filtration equipment that should bring Crystal Spring back on line by August first.
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Joe Dashiell is outside the municipal building tonight with more on these new developments.
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Lynchburg will hold on to its mayor for another two years.. but there's a new face in the vice- mayor's chair.
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City council today voted 4- to- 3 to install Bert Dodson as the new vice- mayor.. Dodson defeated Ed Barksdale for the post when Barksdale himself voted for Dodson.
And the Reverend Carl Hutcherson was the unanimous choice to represent the Hill City as mayor for two more years.

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((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH COUNCIL AND I APPRECIATE THEIR SUPPORT AND WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO HAVING A GOOD TWO YEARS. WE'RE DOING A LOT OF THINGS AS YOU WELL KNOW, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING EVEN MORE THINGS DONE IN OUR COMMUNITY AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING WITH COUNCIL TO SEE THAT SOME OF THOSE THINGS ARE DONE.))
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Dodson replaces Stewart Hobbs as vice mayor.. Hobbs lost his re-election bid in May.
Today also was the first official meeting for new council member Joan Foster, the first woman on Lynchburg city council in eight years.
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Lynchburg authorities say they do "not" suspect foul play in the apparent drowning death of a teenager over the weekend.
13-year-old Joshua Howard Johnson died Sunday night after he'd been fishing and swimming with friends in the James River.
Police say Johnson was 'not' a strong swimmer and never resurfaced after getting into water that was over his head.

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A Roanoke man is facing a charge of attempted capital murder in the beating death of his one-month-old son.
The grand jury today also indicted Terry Dale Duncan on two counts of malicious wounding and two counts of child neglect.
At a preliminary hearing last month, a detective testified that Duncan confessed to hitting the four-week-old boy.

Duncan told the officer that he'd been involved in Satanism for several years, and that he planned to kill the child.
Duncan's jury trial is set for September.

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A rape suspect who committed suicide last week is considered the likely killer of three Virginia girls.
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Richard Evonitz was being pursued by police as a suspect in the rape of a 15-year-old girl ....when he shot himself..
Sisters Kristin and Kati Lisk, and 16-year-old Sophia Silva -- all from Spotsylvania County -- were killed in 1996 and 1997.
Evonitz lived near the victims at the time of the murders. And investigators found a newspaper article referring to the Lisks' kidnapping in his apartment.
People who live in Spotsylvania hope this closes the case..
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((RON PURDY/SPOTSYLVANIA CO. RESIDENT; FOR SIX YEARS WE'VE LIVED WITH THE THOUGHT OF THIS PERSON COULD BE ANYWHERE AND UM, YOU KNOW TO GET THIS BEHIND US AND HOPEFULLY THIS PERSON AND IT'LL BE A BIG RELIEF I THINK FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY.))
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The results of D-N-A tests, which could show whether Evonitz is indeed responsible for the Virginia murders, should be released later this week.
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You may not have even known it, but a number of new laws governing the way you drive went into effect today.
We'll tell you about them next on News 7 at Six.
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Plus area schools begin carrying out the General Assembly's order to put "In God we Trust" in the classroom.
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[New-laws]


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Starting today, state police have new weapons in the fight against road rage and drunk driving.
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Meghan Muldoon pulls up in Richmond just in time to notify motorists what they should know before hitting the road. Meghan?
Several new driving-related laws went into effect today.
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These laws, of course, are designed to make our roads safer.
Motorists should be aware that as of today the police have a few more reasons to pull you over.
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(( While many motorists may already consider aggressive driving as rude and unsafe, starting today it is also illegal.
Police can now arrest motorists who follow too closely or fail to observe lane markings with the intent to harass, obstruct or injure another driver.
Its called aggressive driving or road rage and motorists who engage in it could face up to a year in jail and a twenty five hundred dollar fine.
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Also, starting today, police will be enforcing Virginia's new open container law.
Drivers with an open alcohol container in the passenger area who also show signs of drinking can be charged with a class 4 misdemeanor.
That could cost you a fine of up to two hundred and fifty dollars.
The new law is designed to provide authorities with an additional weapon for combatting drunk driving.
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Also, Keith, until today, the law making it illegal for motorists to pass school buses that were loading or unloading children did not apply to private roads.
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Now, drivers must stop for school buses no matter what type of road they're on or face a twenty-five dollar fine and charges of reckless driving.

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While the courts decide whether the Pledge of Allegiance should be allowed in public schools... starting today in Virginia, the national motto is required.
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A poster reading "In God We Trust, The National Motto, enacted by Congress in 1956" is going up in schools around the state. The General Assembly passed the measure and Governor Warner signed the law in May. Posters are provided by the Family Policy Network, a socially conservative, Christian organization. This school principal thinks kids will notice when they return from summer.
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((PAM HIGGINBOTHAM/EASTERN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL; IT IS A HISTORICAL BASIS FOR OUR NATION FOR OUR SCHOOLS AND I THINK THAT WE CAN'T OVERLOOK THAT FACT MANY OF OUR PARENTS AND STUDENTS APPRECIATE THIS TYPE THING.))
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The posters must be hung in a prominent location....at Eastern it's next to the Ten Commandments and U-S Constitution.
Virginia school children are also required by law to observe a minute of silence and say the Pledge of Allegiance.
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The former president of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation MAY be tried on fraud charges a little closer to Bedford.
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Richard Burrow was indicted by a federal grand jury in Roanoke. The case was assigned to Judge James Turk.
Now, the U-S Attorney wants the case moved to federal court in Lynchburg.
The government says it's not "judge shopping" -- it just wants the case tried a few miles closer to the D-Day Memorial.
Burrow's attorney says he hopes to keep the September trial date set in Roanoke.
Burrow is accused of lying to banks and donors to secure funds for the D-Day Memorial.
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Stocks opened the third quarter as they ended the last one, losing ground. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW sank 133 points today.
NASDAQ dropped 59 points for its lowest close since before September 11th.
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Fire officials say this year's dry conditions mean using fireworks *safely* is more important than ever..
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Roanoke County's fire and rescue department held a demonstration this morning..
In Virginia, anything that explodes or shoots into the air is illegal -- that includes bottle rockets and roman candles.
The only legal fireworks are those that spray sparks.
But experts say even those *legal* fireworks can be dangerous.
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((CAPT. GARY HUFFMAN/ROANOKE CO. FIRE AND RESCUE "OUR NUMBER ONE SAFETY MESSAGE IS FOR EVERYONE TO LEAVE IT TO THE PROFESSIONALS - GO TO ONE OF THE PROFESSIONAL SHOWS IN TOWN"))
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Fireworks caused 11-thousand injuries across the country last year, and more than 25-hundred fires.
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Electric rates could be going up or going down depending on your provider. Dominion Virginia Power is asking the Virginia State Corporation Commission to reduce its rates. The company says the average monthly residential customer using one- thousand kilowatt hours of electricity would see a 37 cent decrease in their bill. American Electric Power wants to increase its rates. A-E-P says a residential customer who uses one thousand kilowatt hours in a billing month would seen an increase of about three percent. If approved-- the plans would take affect in January.

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Two prominent high school basketball coaches shift career gears, the Avalanche and the Warthogs battle today
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and Ronde and Tiki Barber talk about Cave Spring and Hidden Valley high schools teaming up.
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Two area high school basketball coaches have decided to retire from their posts.
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In Blacksburg, Bob Trear announced his retirement today. The Indians finished as the state runner-ups this past season. Trear has been a teacher and coach for the past 35 years at Blacksburg, but now he hands over the reins of the Indians' program to assistant Doug Day. Day is a Blacksburg alum and former star at Radford.
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And the team that Blacksburg beat in the state tournament this season is looking for a new head coach. Laurel Park's Frank Scott has resigned his post at the Henry County school to become an assistant principal at Magna Vista.
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Former Roanoke Express star Tim Christian is the new assistant hockey coach under former Express coach Frank Anzalone at Lake Superior State.
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Christian played four and a half season with the Express and then a half season with the Toledo Storm. Christian is still the Express's all time leader in goals scored with 100. After retiring, he served as an Express volunteer assistant coach for a season. Christian has spent the last two years as the program director for hockey at the Ice Station. Tim is Lake Superior's second assistant.
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The Salem Avalanche welcomed the Warthogs of Winston Salem to town today.
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Kids from various Camps all over southwestern Virginia showed up for Avalanche camp day at Salem Memorial.
To the action. In the top of the second the Warthogs Tommy Nicholson gets all of this pitch and sends it to the wall in center, the two bagger plates two runs as Eric Welsh and Jason Aspito come on down.
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The Avs get two back in the bottom of the fifth when Jorge Piedra cranks out a single to right and that scores a run to make it 3-1 Hogs.
Brad Hawpe reaches first on this bloop single to left, Cory Sullivan scores, Avs win it 4-3.
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On to Wimbledon where Venus Williams won her 18th straight singles match at Wimbledon, routing Lisa Raymond in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals.
The two time defending champion and number one seed overpowered Raymond 6-1, 6-2 and needed just 47 minutes to win the match. Her sister Serena and Monica Seles also advanced.
On the men's side, England's Tim Henman defeated Michel Kratochvil (krot-ick-vil) in five sets 7-6, 6-7, 4-6, 6-3 and 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals. Henman is trying to become the first British player in 66 years to win the men's title.
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During the high school phase of Ronde and Tiki Barbers fifth annual football camp last week, players from Cave Spring and the new Hidden Valley high school had an opportunity to work side by side. Mike Steven says that experience will pay off when they eventually go head to head.
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(( The new south county high school opens in less than 60 days. The building itself is actually still ahead of schedule. The construction of the first football team is still a work in progress. Brad Oliver, who attended the Barbers camp, played a back-up at Cave Spring last season - this year he will be the quarterback at Hidden Valley and the only player on the roster who has ever played on a Friday night. ((BRAD OLIVER:)) While Oliver and his teammates will have their own practice field they will share Bogle Field with the Knights for their seasonal games. They also will share the task of keeping a divided community form actually splitting in half. ((STEVE MAGENBAUER:)) ((BEN FOUTZ:)) Had the school been built a decade ago - the Barbers would have ended up at Hidden Valley. They understand both sides. ((TIKI BARBER:)) ((RONDE BARBER:)) The two schools won't play each other until 2003. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))

[Almanac]


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A severe drought for most in the mid-Atlantic. That story has been around for some time and it will likely last because July is usually no friend of those needing big rain. Here is Leo with our monthly almanac.
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