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A Giles County law man, charged with fighting crime is today accused of committing one of his one.
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And a wreck on I-81 will limit the highway again this week for repairs.
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Tonight on News 7 Sports - UVa and Tech football news is leading the way - plus we'll go back in the day and trade in the aluminum bats for some wooden ones.
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Plus, W&L women's head hoops coach Janet Hollack - resigns.
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Our break from the heat comes to a screeching halt this week and readings shoot into the mid 90s. More on the weather just ahead. [Open]
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An alleged domestic dispute has the Giles County Sheriff on the other side of the law.
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Larry Falls faces felony and misdemeanor charges.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
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And I'm Shannon Young. [Falls]
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The charges stem from an incident last Thursday night.
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The arrest warrants say Falls broke into his sister- in- law's home, demanding to see his wife ...and that the situation got physical.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon picks up the story from there. She's in our Blacksburg newsroom tonight, Rachel?
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Court documents say Falls pushed his wife and that he tried to take a gun from her. His sister in law called 911 and says Falls pulled her hair and threw her around the room.
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[TAKE Falls FS] She says when she told him to leave he said "Call the police do you think they are going to do something with me?" Falls faces a felony charge of breaking and entering and a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery. Papers show he has been with the Giles County Sheriff's Department for 15-years and a member of the community for 32-years. Falls is currently out on 5-thousand dollars bond.
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Because of the nature of the case and conflict... the Giles County Commonwealth Attorney says a special prosecutor will be assigned to the case. He expects Judge Colin Gibb to make that decision.
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Sheriff Larry Falls is referring all questions to his lawyer, whom we called but did not hear back from today.


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Congressman Rick Boucher is way ahead of challenger Jay Katzen when it comes to fund-raising. The latest Federal Election Committee financial disclosures reveal the Congressman has loads of cash on hand for his re-election effort, while Katzen has very little.
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[Take Boucher Campaign FS] Boucher, who sits on the influential House Commerce Committee, has over one million dollars in his campaign coffers. [Next Page]
In the last six week reporting period, Boucher raised 11 thousand dollars in personal contributions, [Next Page] but the majority of his campaign funds, over 53 thousand dollars, came from corporate donors. [Next Page] It adds up to almost 65 thousand dollars in the reporting period. [Take Katzen Campaign FS]
Jay Katzen, who wants to unseat the 10 term lawmaker, reports only nine thousand dollars on hand. [Next Page]
In contrast to Boucher, eighty percent of Katzen's contributions came from individuals...almost 26 thousand dollars. [Next Page] Katzen also received a little over six thousand dollars from political action committees. [Next Page] The total is a little over 32 thousand dollars .. about half the amount Boucher raised.
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Members of Roanoke City Council say there's a danger that could derail negotiations for a regional water authority.
And today, they encouraged the valley's elected leaders to let administrators work without interference.
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Joe Dashiell is here tonight with more from today's meeting of city council.
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Shannon, with a regional water authority now in the works, members of Roanoke City Council say there's a danger the politicians will mess it up.
This afternoon, Council Member Bill Bestpitch commended Mayor Ralph Smith for suggesting that the city and county staff should be allowed to conduct the early discussions on their own.
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If Bill Bestpitch and Mayor Ralph Smith are often on opposite sides of an issue, today they were on the same page.
Following the start of formal water talks on Friday, council members say they want to give the city and county staff some breathing room, and allow them to lay the groundwork for a successful agreement.
And Smith says they've put procedures in place to share information with each other and the public.
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Like County leaders who have said they owe it to the voters to keep a close eye on the discussions, city council members say they intend to exercise their responsibilities at the appropriate time.
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For now Shannon, they say the best thing they can do to help the discussions move forward... is to keep a respectful distance.


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Motorists may run into some problems on I-81 in Rockbridge County this week.
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Traffic heading north will be reduced to one lane at the Natural Bridge/Fancy Hill exit.
That's so workers can fix a bridge, damaged in a tractor-trailer accident earlier this month.
The repairs will be taking place from 7pm to 7am each night, through Friday, between mile marker 178 and mile marker 180.
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Governors get some group therapy over budget woes. Still ahead, Mark Warner and his colleagues look for ways out.
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And a local hospital receives recognition for getting rid of the wires.
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Virginia has to tighten its purse strings and beg Uncle Sam for more help.
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That was the message as Governor Warner joined leaders from all 50 states for the 94th Annual National Governor's Association meeting in Boise, Idaho, today.
They gathered to compare notes on problems like declining revenue, spiraling health care costs and homeland security.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: WHAT WE'RE HEARING HERE FROM EVERY GOVERNOR IS THIS PROBLEM IS ACROSS THE WHOLE COUNTRY. .... LOOKING FOR WAYS TO FIND ADDITIONAL SAVINGS.))
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The governors are calling on Congress to give them more authority to control Medicare and Medicaid costs and to better manage regional electricity.
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[Post-Office]


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Roanoke's main Post Office is sporting a new name.
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The Rutherford Avenue building was this morning re-dedicated as the M. Caldwell Butler Building in honor of the former Roanoke representative. Congressman Butler, who left office in 1983, today accepted the honor during a ceremony in the post office parking lot. The legislation to rename the building was cosponsored by Congressman Bob Goodlatte, who once worked for Butler.
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((CALDWELL BUTLER/FORMER CONGRESSMAN: NOW THAT I SEE IT, I'M TRULY GRATEFUL. I'M GLAD THEY DIDN'T REQUIRE THAT I BE DEAD BEFORE THEY DO IT.))
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Butler is perhaps best known for voting to impeach fellow Rebuplican Richard Nixon. Goodlatte says the recognition is long overdue. He also says Butler agrees with him.
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Meantime, Congressman Goodlatte is working on legislation to boost corporate accountability. He says Americans need to know the government is keeping an eye out for accounting abuses.
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((GONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE/R-6TH DISTRICT: I THINK WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THE LAWS ON THE BOOKS NOW ARE FULLY ENFORCED AND THAT POEOPLE WHO DO THESE KINDS OF OUTRAGEOUS MISDEEDS SERVE SOME TIME IN THE SLAMMER. BUT I ALSO THINK WE NEED TO LOOK TO SEE WHERE THERE MAY NE AREAS WE CAN IMPROVE THOSE LAWS.))
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Goodlatte says he intends to introduce legislation that would increase criminal penalties for those convicted of corporate fraud.

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A dramatic turnaround today on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The Dow was down 400 at one point, but finished with a 45 point loss. Nasdaq ROSE, up nine.
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We have just receive word that Vance Wilkins is giving up his seat in the House of Delegates.
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Sources say the former Speaker will announce tomorrow or Wednesday that he is resigning the Amherst seat he has held since 1978.
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The veteran lawmaker stepped down as Speaker last month in the wake of a sexual harassment controversy.
At the time of his resignation, Wilkins said he had not made a final decision about staying in the House of Delegates.
Wilkins' expected announcement comes a few days before the House Republican Caucus meets to elect his successor.
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Have a comment, complaint or even a compliment about how the Lynchburg police department is doing its job?
You'll get a chance to speak up next month and let your voice be heard.
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A team of assessors from the Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation will be in the Hill City, examing the department's policies and procedures.
The agency must comply with 368 national standards of excellence... only about a third of police departments nationwide are accredited.
Officials say public opinion is a big part of the process.
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((LT. STEVE POWELL/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPT.: THEY'RE LOOKING FOR INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ACCREDITATION PROCESS AND HEARING FROM THE COMMUNITY AND SEEING AS THEY GET OUT AND RIDE WITH THE OFFICERS AND TALK TO FOLKS THAT WAY AS WELL, HOW WE'RE MEETING THE STANDARDS AND HOW WE'RE RELATING THE COMMUNITY AND MEETING THE COMMUNITY NEEDS.))
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Citizens can give their opinions during a public hearing on August 5th.. or PHONE in their comments the day before.

This is the fourth time Lynchburg has gone through the accreditation process.
The department should get word on whether it's passed sometime in the fall.
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The Carilion Health System has been named one of the top 10 "wireless" hospitals in the country by the American Hospital Association.
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The recognition's coming because of the new system Carilion uses to track patient information.
Doctors and nurses use wireless, mobile units to keep patients' schedules and warn against harmful drug interactions.
Records of every dose are sent from the mobile units to a central computer..
Similar systems have been used for years -- the difference at Carilion is how easy it is for caregivers to keep the unit with them.
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((GREG WALTON/CARILION CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER - "THIS GIVES THEM MOBILITY -- IT GIVES THEM THE OPPORUNITY TO HAVE AN ELECTRONIC SAFETY NET IN PLACE WITH THEM SO INSTEAD OF JUST HAVING PAPER THE PROCESS IS AUTOMATED"))
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The hospital has been developing its wireless network for more than a year..
Doctors and nurses there started using the new system about six months ago.
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Football news from Tech and UVa - plus - Washington & Lee's women's basketball coach resigns.
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And it's lighter and more durable - but once a player reaches pro baseball - aluminum is off limits. Travis Wells puts the wood on the minor leagues in just a moment.
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Their are still 40 days left before the Hokies open up their 2002 football season, but today the program is making news through the Big East conference. The league announced today that beginning in 2005 each member will experience a change or two in its schedule rotation.
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For Frank Beamer's Hokies - it will mean this; in odds years beginning in 2005 - Tech will host Boston College, Pittsburgh and Miami at Lane Stadium. Beginning in 2006 and for the even years after that - Tech will have home contests with Rutgers, Syracuse, West Virginia and newcomer Connecticut.
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The UVa football team has finally nailed down a starting time for the school's season opener against Colorado State. That Jim Thorpe Classic game on Thursday night, August 22nd, will kickoff at 7:30 eastern from Scott Stadium. Colorado State is from the Mountain West Conference. This will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.

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The Washington & Lee women's basketball program is in search of a new head coach tonight.
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Janet Hollack, who spent the past two season at W&L, has resigned to pursue other coaching possibilities at the division one and division two levels. Hollack's teams won 20 games during her two years in Lexington. She came to W&L after spending seven seasons in 1990's as an associate head coach at Brown University. W&L has begun a national search for her successor.
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Don't look now but three-time champ Lance Armstrong is starting to make some noise at this year's Tour De France.

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Armstrong was outstanding in today's individual time trial and as a result he passed six competitors and moved all the way from 8th to 2nd in the standings. Yellow jersey holder Igor Gonzalez Galdeano finished fourth today and remains the overall leader. But Armstrong is getting ready for his specialty - the mountain stages - that begin on Thursday.
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The Avalanche is back home tonight, Martinsville is also home and Pulaski is hosting Danville in Appalachian League play.
Many of the players on these teams are in their first years of using a wooden bat - instead of an aluminum one. Travis Wells recently spent some time with area minor leaguers to examine the physics of bats.
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((Nats :crack, ping..The most obvious difference between wooden and aluminum bats is the sound. But hitters are more concerned with the end results than acoustics.
Chris: Edmund:
Butch Wynegar played in the big leagues for 13 seasons and is now the roving hitting instructor for the Texas Rangers. He's seen many minor leaguers try and make the adjustment from aluminum to wood. Wynegar says the key is in finding the sweet spot, which decreases dramatically with the wooden bat, from about 7 inches to an inch.
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