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Coming up on NEWS 7 at six...
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A look at how mandatory water restrictions in Roanoke are taking a toll on businesses outside city limits.
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And, cleanup kicks into high gear after a fierce storms leaves its mark on Bedford county.

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Tonight in sports, it was another sister act today at Wimbledon, Lance Armstrong finds himself in a familiar place,
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and this former Gamecock is growing up in a hurry in the Appalachian League.
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A beautiful day across the region as warmer weather heads our way....I'll have your hometown forecast..... [Video-Open]
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((MORT ROSENBERG/ROANOKE RESIDENT: LET US WATER ONE DAY A WEEK, THAT WOULD BE GREAT, IF WE HAVE ENOUGH WATER.))
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[OUT Q=have enough water]
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Roanoke residents try to make the best of a bad situation.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Water-Restrictions]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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It's a growing problem in the city of Roanoke.
Homeowners cannot water their flowers or plants as a result of mandatory water restrictions.
And as Justin McLeod discovered-- this has left some businesses high and dry.
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[SUPER=01-Ray Walter/Business Owner; :22]
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((((NAT SOUND OF CASH REGISTER; 14:24:28))
Here at Walter's Greenhouse, it is definetely NOT business as usual.
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((RAY WALTER/WALTER GREENHOUSE: RIGHT NOW, IT'S VIRTUALLY BUSINESS IS DRIED UP.))
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Just take a look inside Ray Walter's greenhouse.
What is normally full is now empty.
Most of the plants are in a compost pile located in the backyard.
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[IN Q=We've got plenty of water]

((RAY WALTER: WE'VE GOT PLENTY OF WATER HERE TO WATER THESE PLANTS. WE CAN KEEP THEM ALIVE. WE CAN KEEP THEM LOOKING GOOD. BUT THERE'S NO SENSE TO IT CAUSE YOU CAN'T SELL THEM.))
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The problem is not here in Hardy where the business is located but rather down the road in Roanoke.
Mandatory water restrictions prohibit all residents from any outdoor watering.
As a result, greenhouses all over the region are suffering.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: GARDNERS ARE NOT COMPLETEY WITHOUT WATER. THEY CAN GO TO SEVERAL LOCATIONS IN THE CITY INCLUDING THE ONE HERE AT WASENA PARK AND FILL UP ON UNTREATED WATER. IT IS FREE AND AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY.))
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((NAT SOUND OF PUTTING WATER CONTAINERS IN WHEELBARREL 14:39:03))
Mort Rosenberg uses those water sources.
He's been filling up at least once a week, trying to prevent his vegetable garden from going down the drain.
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((MORT ROSENBERG/ROANOKE RESIDENT: WE'VE MANAGED TO KEEP EVERYTHING STILL GREEN BUT A LOT OF OUR PLANTS OUR SHRUBY IS SUFFERING.))
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((NAT SOUND OF RAY WALTER WATERING))
Ray Walter wishes to end that suffering.
He wants the city to allow residents to water their gardens one day a week.
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((RAY WALTER/WALTER'S GREENHOUSE: THEY COULD DIVIDE THE CITY UP INTO SEVEN REGIONS AND SAY OK THIS REGION THIS DAY, THIS DAY AND SHARE THE WATER.))
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It is an idea Walter's hopes will keep his business afloat and once again have area growers blooming with pride.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Rke-Robbery]


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A Roanoke hotel was robbed at gunpoint this morning...
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Police say the Ramada Inn off of Franklin Road was held up around 5 by an armed man. This is the second hotel robbery in two days in the area. Last night - around the same time - the Econo Lodge on Orange Avenue was targeted. Officials can not say whether the same suspect is responsible for both incidents.
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[PINNACLE PAGE FS] If you have any information on these robberies, you are asked to call the Roanoke Police Department at 345-8500.
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[Monteta-Storm]


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Chain saws were working overtime as cleanup got underway in Bedford County today...
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Residents in Moneta near Smith Mountain Lake are recovering from a fierce storm that hit Friday afternoon just after four o'clock.
The storm downed numerous trees, caused at least one road closure, and left thousands without power.
The owner of this business had to call in a crane just to remove all the trees including one that fell on this more than one hundred fifty year old building.
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((MIKE STAMPER/BUSINESS OWNER: IT WAS REALLY STRANGE. WE COULDN'T KEEP THE FRONT DOOR CLOSED AND WE WERE HOLDING ONTO IT. BUT IT DIDN'T TAKE THE THINGS OFF THE FRONT PORCH. THERE WERE PLASTIC ITEMS SITTING ON THE FRONT PORCH THAT DIDN'T WEIGH ANYTHING AT ALL AND IT LEFT THEM ALONE SO YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO. IF YOU CAN WALK AWAY FROM IT, WE'RE HAPPY.))
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Southside Electric reports 21-hundred homes and businesses lost power, mainly in Bedford County.
Almost everyone was back on-line this morning.
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[Covington]


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The city of Covington has received a federal grant to help turn two former railroad passenger stations into office buildings. The 150-thousand dollar grant comes out of a Congressional program to fund the rehabilitation of transportation-related structures. It's the third straight year Covington has received federal money for these types of projects. The first train station was built in 1890 and the second one came in 1915. By the early 1990s, both buildings had been abandoned and left to rot. The new office complexes will house the Chamber of Commerce and Historical Society, among other groups and businesses.



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The Roanoke Police Department hopes the message got through loud and clear.
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Last night, police set up a sobriety checkpoint in the 1600 block of Orange Avenue.
In a five hour period, they pulled over more than 13-hundred motorists and arrested five people for D-U-I.
Officers also used the opportunity to educate the general public about the dangers of drinking and driving.
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((SGT. B.F. ASBURY/ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPT.: THE BROCHURES IS JUST INFORMATION PERTAINING TO SOME OF THE COSTS OF DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE HOW IT ONLY TAKES A MINIMUM AMOUNT OF ALCOHOL TO IMPAIR YOUR DRIVING AND THE DANGERS OF BASICALLY OF DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE WHETHER IT WOULD BE ALCOHOL OR ANY SELF INDUCED DRUGS.))
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Officers also issued more than 70 summonses for other traffic violations such as expired licenses and decals.
A grant of 15-thousand dollars from the D-M-V paid for the costs involved in this weekend's sobriety checkpoint.
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Still to come on News 7 at 6, an unusual auction wraps up in Lexington...
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and many people dream of living on the lake, but these folks take it to another level. We'll have that story coming up, but first let's check in with Leo in the WeatherCenter.
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[Home-Tours]


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For many of us it would be a dream to live on the lake. But for some yacht owners at Smith Mountain Lake, it's a reality. In this week's Hometown Hometour Brent Watts take us aboard the luxury yacht "Last Dance" to see just why they call it a "floating home."
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[Take HOME TOURS FS Chyron]
If you think YOUR home would make an interesting Home Tour - send your address, phone number, pictures and a description to Home Tours Care Of WDBJ7.....P.O. Box 7 Roanoke....Virginia 24022-0007.
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[Auction]


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An unusual auction wrapped up in Lexington today.
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More than one thousand lots were on the auction block yesterday and today from the estate of Jack Roberson. Roberson was an avid collector of antiques, and one of a kind items for nearly 70 years. He died more than a month ago. The house at 111 Jefferson Street was orginially built in the late 18th century as a Methodist Church, and stored Roberson's thousands of antiques. So far, there's no word of what will happen to the house.
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Still to come on News 7, Serena Williams tops her sister at Wimbledon to take the title, and the Number 1 world ranking. Travis Wells will have more in sports.
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but before that, we'll check in at competition that is all about style and grace on horseback. We'll have that and more coming up.
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Hundreds of classic automobiles roared into the Roanoke Valley this past week.
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Owners of the cars say restoring and taking care of these cars can try one's patience, but the rewards make it worth while. Leland Smith has been collecting Studebakers for more than 20 years, but his 1964 Gran Turismo Hawk is one of his favorites.
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((LELAND SMITH/STUDEBAKER OWNER; THIS PARTICULAR CAR HAS BEEN PAINTED, I WOULDN'T CALL IT A COMPLETELY RESTORED CAR AND IT'S GOT A 135-THOUSAND MILES ON IT, STILL RUNS GOOD. AND IT HAS AIR CONDITIONING WHICH IS WONDERFUL.))
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The cars were in town for the first ever Star City Motor Madness 4th of July celebration. We'll have more on the classic cars and their owners tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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Horsemen from around the area were demonstrating the equestrian arts near Salem today.
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Dozens of competetors were showing off at a Southwest Virginia Dressage Association horse show at Green Hill Park. Dressage was once an activity of Royalty, but has since developed into a competitive sport. These exercises used to prepare horses and their riders for the battlefield, but now they compete for points in the ring.
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((COMPETITIVE DRESSAGE IS A RELATIVELY MODERN I GUESS WE WOULD SAY DISCIPLINE, IT IS AN OLYMPIC DISCIPLINE, AND IT IS BASICALLY AS BECKY SAID A WAY TO TRAIN THE HORSE TO BE SUPPLE AND OBEDIENT AND TO LIVE A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE AND HEALTH LIFE TOO, YES.))
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Exhibitors were competing for points for year-end awards.
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On the way in sports, we'll check in on some young talent in the Appalachian League, Lance Armstrong gets off to a great start in the Tour de France,
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and Serena Williams wins Sister Slam Part Three. All that and more after the break.
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The Appalachian League's Danville Braves open a three game road swing against the Kingsport Mets tonight. The minor leagues have been a major change for one Brave in particular. Intern Reporter Bekkah Warburton introduces us to Yaron Peters.
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((Yaron Peters hasn't had to much time to warm up to his new teamates. He arrived earlier this week straight from his college world series championship appearance with the South Carolina Game Cocks. ((:))
Peters and his South Carolina teammates had an incredible run in the college world series, taking out Clemson on the way to a runner up finish to the Texas Longhorns in the championship. For Peters, now it's time to grow up. ((:))
His mature approach is producing some positive results. While his batting average is low, Peters had five RBI's and one homerun in just four games. ((:)) ((:))
Peters and the Braves return home for a three game homestand with Martinsville beginning July 10th. In Danville, Bekkah Warburton, News 7 sports.))

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Peters is continuing a trend of great young talent in the Appy League. Local baseball fans have gotten quite a treat in recent years. Last season, St.Louis Cardinals pitcher Rick Ankiel spent the summer in Johnson City. Two years ago, the Devil Rays top pick Josh Hamilton was a fixture in Princeton. This season, Robin Yount's son Dustin is tearing things up in Bluefield and the Orioles lead the Eastern Division.
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Wins and losses are not the top priority in rookie league. But having fun and learning as much as possible are pretty important.
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In the big leagues this afternoon, Pedro Martinez picked up his eleventh win of the season as the Red Sox shut down Detroit.
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The fans in Beantown remembered Ted Williams this afternoon. The Sox put this one away early thanks to a five run first inning. Doug Mirabelli smacked this three run homer, his 5th of the season and second in two days.
Former Lynchburg Red Sock, Trot Nixon added his tenth bomb of the season in the 4th inning to make it a seven run game and Pedro did the rest.
Martinez went five innings, striking out 8 and allowing just one hit. Boston blanks Detroit 8 to nothing. Now here's the rest of your afternoon numbers.
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Playing in their third Grand Slam final in ten months, Venus and Serena Williams put on quite a show this morning at Wimbledon. In the end, little sis Serena got the last laugh.
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Venus was trying to become the first woman to win three straight Wimbledon titles since Steffi Graf in the early 90's.
She led in the first set, but Serena rallied and eventually won in a tiebreaker. Serena went on to take the match in straight sets 7-6 and 6-3. She didn't drop a set in the two week tournament, and has now won the last two majors on the tennis tour, the French Open and Wimbledon.
Together, the Williams sisters have won seven of the past 12 Grand Slam events.
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We finish up tonight with cycling news. American Lance Armstrong is the favorite to win his fourth straight Tour de France. Today he got off to a great start.
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[SUPER=03-Luxembourg/OLN; :00]


Armstrong took today's prologue through Luxembourg as 21 teams and 189 racers opened cycling's premier event.
Armstrong took the four and a third mile time trial in nine minutes, eight seconds, finishing two seconds ahead of Frenchman Laurent Jalabert. Armstrong dons the familar yellow jersey and he gets to kiss the pretty girls. The race e(------------) nds in Paris in 21 days.