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Another community gives in to the drought and implements restrictions on water use.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Plus, make the most of the water you DO have... creative ways to make every drop count.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports the starters for tomorrow night's big league all-star game are set. So are the start times for three of UVa's football games this season.
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And the Dazzle's Harold Ellis is making news for a number of reasons tonight.
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Hot and humid weather will give way to a few scattered showers which will cool things off, but the rainfall situation continues to look bleak, I have details. [Open]
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[SOT 14:27:35]
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((JOHN TURNER/AMHERST MAYOR: MAYBE IN ANOTHER 24 TO 72 HOURS WITHOUT ANY RAIN THERE WILL BE NO WATER GOING OVER THE SPILLWAY.))
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[OUT Q=over the spillway.]
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The town of Amherst is the latest locality to restrict water usage by its residents and businesses.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And it's easy to see why...the extended drought has reduced the town's main water supply to just a trickle.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry. [Amherst-Water]
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For the second time in three years, Amherst water customers are being asked to cut back on their water use.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The town has little choice as it grapples with a dwindling water supply.
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Town Council held an emergency meeting this morning to make the restrictions mandatory.
Officials say they may have to start drawing water from three county reservoirs in order to increase the flow in the Buffalo River.
In the meantime, they hope residents will cooperate.
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[SOT 14:31:11//15:01:25]
[IN Q=In the past]

((JOHN TURNER/AMHERST MAYOR: IN THE PAST TOWN CITIZENS AND OUTLYING WATER CUSTOMERS IN THE COUNTY HAVE BEEN MOST COOPERATIVE IN FOLLOWING THE WATER RATIONING PLAN AND WE HAVE REALLY NOT SEEN ANY INFRACTIONS.)) ((KEN WATTS/AMHERST POLICE CHIEF: IF WE FIND THEM WASHING CARS OR WATERING LAWNS, WE'LL ASK THEM TO STOP AND ADVISE THEM OF THE ORDINANCE. IF THEY REFUSE OR THEY CONTINUE TO DO WHAT THEY'RE DOING, THEN WE'LL BE FORCED TO ISSUE A SUMMONS, BUT I DON'T ANTICIPATE ANY PROBLEMS WITH ANYBODY.))
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[SUPER=01-Ken Watts/Amherst Police Chief; :18]
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[OUT Q=any problems with anybody.]
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The water restrictions will be in place until the area receives significant rainfall over several days.
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[Conservation]


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Mandatory water restrictions have been in effect in Roanoke for several weeks.
Conservation is no easy task, but some people are adapting in ways city officials hope others will follow.
Chris Schaffer shows us how one Roanoke couple is dealing with the drought.
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[SUPER=01-Louise Markham/Roanoke Resident; :27]
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((Behind the home where Louise and Raymond Markham have lived for more than 40 years...

(nat-sot) 2:11:28 'good to the last drop'


A garden full of tomatoes that should be much larger this time of year, and Louise's beloved dianthus.

(nat-sot) - 2:06:50 - 'these are the prettiest flowers i ever had to plant'


They're still blooming because the Markhams do what Roanoke officials hope everyone's doing.. Re-use water from the washing machine and the air conditioner Catch rain-water from the roof of their car-port

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((louise - "IF WE LEAVE WATER IN OUR GLASSES I'LL POUR WHAT'S LEFT INTO THE FLOWERS -- ANYTHING I CAN SAVE A DROP I DO"))
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[OUT Q="save a drop i do"]


And this morning..

(nats - water pouring)


A trip to one of three water-tanks provided by the city.

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((raymond - "WELL NATURALLY I WISH I DIDN'T HAVE TO DO IT BUT, SINCE WE DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER WAY I DO IT" (rob - get rid of middle part where louise talks)))
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[OUT Q="any other way i do it"]


It's a a necessity for Roanoke residents, and it's not cheap..

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((standup - "THE CITY'S PAYING 2-THOUSAND DOLLARS A MONTH TO RENT THESE TANKS -- THAT'S IN ADDITION TO THE MORE THAN 12-THOUSAND DOLLARS A DAY THE CITY HAS TO PAY, TO BUY DRINKABLE WATER FROM SALEM AND ROANOKE COUNTY"))
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[OUT Q="and roanoke county"]


With Carvins Cove at 28 feet below the spillway, conservation measures are quite likely to remain in effect for some time.
For the Markhams, conservation has become a way of life.

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((louise - "I DON'T MIND DOING ANYTHING FOR MY FLOWERS UH-HUH"))
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[OUT Q="for my flowers + chuckle"]


Extreme measures, to cope with an extremely serious drought. Chris Schaffer, News-7 Roanoke. )) [First-Wx]
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Clean up of a diesel spill on Route 460 in Bedford County will extend into the evening.
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The eastbound lanes of the highway between Bedford and Thaxton were closed this morning after a tanker truck hit a curb and tipped over, spilling thousands of gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel. Traffic was shifted to the westbound lanes and limited to one lane in each direction. Hazmat crews say it could be a while before the extent of the damage is known.
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((TOMMY HARPER/BEDFORD CO. HAZMAT COORDINATOR: AS FAR AS WE KNOW RIGHT NOW THERE IS NO GROUND WATER CONTAMINATION. WE'RE MONITORING CREEKS. WE DON'T KNOW HOW DEEP IT'S GONNA SEEP OR WHEN IT WILL SHOW UP IN GROUND WATER, IF IN FACT, IT DOES.))
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[OUT Q=if, in fact, it does.]
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VDOT engineers plan to check the pavement for damage tomorrow. The truck's driver was taken to Bedford Memorial to be treated for cuts.
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[City-Schools]


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Parents of one Roanoke Elementary School will face a difficult choice this summer.
They must decide whether to request a transfer to another school, or keep their children where they are.
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Joe Dashiell has more tonight on an unusual situation involving the Roanoke Academy of Math and Science.
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Keith, Roanoke Academy has raised its test scores, but for two years before new federal legislation took effect it was on a warning list of schools that were failing to meet accreditation standards.
Now it's one of 35 in the state, required to give parents the choice of sending their children to another school.
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((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: AND IT WILL BE A DIFFICULT CHOICE FOR THEM. DO WE STAY AND MOVE OUR CHILD INTO A NEW BUILDING? OR DO WE MOVE TO ANOTHER SCHOOL? I DON'T KNOW WHICH WAY PARENTS WILL CHOOSE. WE WILL BE STRAIGHTFORWARD WITH THEM AND GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DECISION.))
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[OUT Q=make a decision.]


School officials will lay out parents' options at a meeting July 22nd... the federal legislation designed to "Leave No One Behind" allows parents to request a transfer if other schools have capacity.
Though officials estimate they may have room for 50 to 100 transfers, school board members are hoping parents will consider the progress the Roanoke Academy of Math and Science has been making.
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((WE'RE BUILDING A NEW SCHOOL AND IT'S GOING TO BE A FANTASTIC FACILITY FOR THAT COMMUNITY THERE. AND WE HAVE A NEW PRINCIPAL AT RAMS. AND SO ALL THINGS ARE LOOKING VERY POSITIVE.))
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[OUT Q=looking very positive.]))
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Today's school board meeting was the first for new board members William Skeen and Robert Sparrow... and it also brought a change of leadership.
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Keith, Sherman Lea handed the gavel to Gloria Manns after she was elected Chairman of the Roanoke City School Board for the coming year.
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The Mega Millions jackpot is starting to bring players across state lines. The mega-details are still ahead.
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And a city official charged with thousands of dollars in questionable expenses .. gets his first day in court.


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A former Lynchburg city official facing embezzlement charges made his first court appearance today.
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Al Grant is accused of racking up tens of thousands of dollars in questionable expenses while serving as secretary of the local electoral board.
He was indicted by a special grand jury in June, six months after investigators began looking into the registrar's office finances.
Critics had complained the local prosecutor was dragging his feet because both he and Grant are Republicans.
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((MIKE DOUCETTE/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: I'M INVOLVED IN THIS PARTICULAR PROSECUTION AND NOBODY'S ASKING ME WHAT ABOUT CONFLICTS, I'M A TRIAL ATTORNEY AS WELL IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE AND IT'S SOMETHING WE ARE GOING TO HANDLE PROFESSIONALLY, BOTH MR. PETTY AND I WILL HANDLE THIS PROFESSIONALLY.))
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[OUT Q=will handle this professionally.]
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Grant remains free on bond.. a trial date will be set in August.
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[SOA-Protest]


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Two Blacksburg residents are in a Georgia federal court today on trial for trespassing while some of their supporters are trying to raise awareness about the case....
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A small group gathered on Virginia Tech's Henderson lawn today. They say it's unfair that Sue Daniels and Niklan Jones-Lezama (Nick-lun Jones Le-ZAH-muh) are being charged for participating in an annual peaceful protest last November.
The pair and 37-others trespassed on U-S Army school property.
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((JANE LEHR/SUPPORTER; THEY KNOW THEY CROSSED THE LINE AND THAT THAT'S RECOGNIZED AS ILLEGAL BY THE UNITED STATES HOWEVER THEY FEE THAT ON THE BASIS ON INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAWS YOU ARE ALLOWED TO BREAK LAWS TO STOP A LARGER HARM. ))
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[OUT Q=A LARGER HARM.]
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Protestors say the U-S Army school teaches torture and assassination The trespass charge carries a sentences of up to six months in prison. Today's rallyers are also trying to raise money to help Daniels and Jones-Lezama with trial expenses.
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[Mega-Millions]


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The Mega Millions jackpot is starting to live up to its name. Tomorrow night's drawing is now worth at least 115 million dollars. The jackpot has been building since May 24th .. the last time anyone took it all. The Virginia Lottery says it's reached the point where players are now crossing state lines to buy tickets.



[Stocks]


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Friday's stock rally turned into a one-day wonder. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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Today, the Dow fell 105 points. NASDAQ sank almost 43.
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[Warner]
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Mark Warner has been governor for almost six months.
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And in many ways, the time has been trying for the first-time elected official.
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Meghan Muldoon joins us from Richmond with more on the Governor's first days in office.
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Most would agree that Republicans had a rocky start to the year, but some political analysts say the last six months have actually been harder on Governor Mark Warner.
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((This year the Republican Party faced budget shortfalls, a redistricting lawsuit and an eavesdropping probe.
Most recently, the first Republican Speaker in modern time stepped down in the wake of a sexual harassment controversy.
But how does Wilkins' resignation affect the state's Democratic governor?
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[IN Q=Mark Warner is one of the big losers]

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[OUT Q=worked reasonably well together.]


Warner says he'll work with whomever Republicans elect as the next Speaker but will the new Speaker be willing to work with him?
Stafford Delegate Bill Howell is the only candidate for Speaker and likely successor to Wilkins.
And he's already made his loyalties clear.
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[IN Q=If the executive branch wants to have.]

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[OUT Q=and working with them.]


And the economy is helping either.
The state is facing revenue shortfalls due to the faltering economy.
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[OUT Q=heavily Republican legislature.]


The Governor remains optimistic about the next three and a half years of his term.
Warner says he views these challenges as opportunities, not obstacles.
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[IN Q=You deal with the hand you're dealt.]

[RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=to be more creative.]))
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[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
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Warner will have his chance to be creative when he wrangles with the new Assembly.
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They will convene exactly six months from today.

[Sports Tease]


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Tonight on News 7 Sports the starters for tomorrow night's big league all-star game are set. The Dazzle's Harold Ellis is making some noise on the NBA front and here in the valley.
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And Bobby Hamilton is stirring the pot as Silly season resumes in NASCAR will a likely return to the Pettys.
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The Major League all-star game is set for tomorrow night in Milwaukee and today both managers named their starting pitchers. Curt Schilling will start for the National League stars while Derek Lowe will take the hill for the American League. This could be the last true mixing of the two leagues for quite a while. The player's union's executive board met today in Chicago to talk about a possible walkout. The players think the owners will change baseball's economic rules after the postseason - possibly implementing a salary cap. The Union's response would likely be a strike like the one in 1994.
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While Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Tom Glavine and Jack Morris have all opted not to play in the game tomorrow night - Sammy Sosa says he is definitely in.

[S-UVa]


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The University of Virginia has managed to lock down the start times for three of its games this coming season. UVa's road opener at Florida State on August 31st will kickoff at 3:30.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Season; :00]

The following week, the Cavs home contest with South Carolina will get underway at 7:45 at Scott Stadium and the September 21st homecoming game against Akron will begin at 3.
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At this date a start time for the season opener against Colorado State on August 22nd has not yet been set.

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The Winston Cup has officially hit the halfway point and now you can expect the driver changes to accelerate. Today, Bobby Hamilton announced that he will Andy Petree racing at the end of the season.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville/April 1998]


Petree is in the process of going into business with Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones and Hamilton says he doesn't want to deal with the headaches that will likely accompany such a transition in the 55 car. He has been talked about as a candidate for the Wood Brothers, but he likely will end up back with Petty Enterprises.


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[S-Dazzle]


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For the past five Saturdays, Roanoke Dazzle Assistant coach Harold Ellis has been holding his first annual "He's the Man" basketball Clinic. Steve Mason tells us why the camp has such special meaning.
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[SUPER=01-Harold Ellis/Dazzle Assistant Coach; :]
[SUPER=01-Brad Dunleavy/NBDL Prospect; :]
[SUPER=01-Norman Tyson/NBDL Prospect; :]
[SUPER=01-Joshua Moses/Christian Brothers University Guard; :]
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[OUT Q=...news 7 sports"]
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((H stands for Harold and E is for Ellis. While the translation is Harold Ellis the Man basketball clinic, the young coach is doing everything but drawing praise and publicity to himself. ((:))
Former Fleming product Brad Dunleavy feels Ellis presents him with an NBA camp atmosphere. ((:))
Norman Tyson, a chemical researcher, drives 500 miles round trip for the Saturday workouts. ((:))
Joshua Moses is a rising junior at Christian Brothers University and he drives four hours one way from Memphis to attend for reason much deeper than basketball. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
Ellis will resume his camp when he returns during the first week of August. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))

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A couple of the state's division one college basketball programs have hired new assistant coaches. Radford University this afternoon announced the hiring of Jeff Bookman. He joins first year head coach Byron Samuels staff after playing professionally in Europe and coaching last season at Belmont Abbey in his hometown of Charlotte. And VMI has hired Grafton Young to replace Ramon Williams. Young worked at VMI back in the late 80s as a volunteer assistant under Joe Cantafio. [WEATHER] [6PM WEATHER] [07/08/2002] [SS NONE]
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The Kuumba (kuh-OOM-buh) Community Health and Wellness Center opened about a year and a half ago, a clinic designed largely to help people with insufficient health insurance .. or none at all.
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[VO-NAT 00-37 1:47:06]

[SUPER-03-Roanoke/December 2000]
18 months later, some people are finding the center even more helpful .. because it can still provide low-cost prescriptions .. when other sources no longer do so.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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We'll visit the Kuumba Community Health and Wellness Center tonight .. on News 7 at 6.