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Straight ahead on News 7--
A new record low is reached at Carvins Cove.
We'll have a live report.
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And a drought emergency is declared in Amherst County.
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A mix of sun and clouds with a chance for some scattered showers and thunderstorms later today....I'll have your forecast...
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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Roanoke is making history today, but not in a way it ever hoped to.
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The city's main water supply has reached a record low of 29-point three feet below the spillway.
City leaders held a news conference this morning, saying there is help on the way.
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Marya Jones joins us from the City Municipal Building with the latest.
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Amherst County residents are the latest to feel the effects of Virginia's prolonged drought...as county leaders declare a drought emergency.
Mandatory water restrictions went into effect yesterday afternoon.. they prohibit residents from using water to wash vehicles, refill swimming pools or operate fountains.
Lawns may be watered for just 30 minutes a week, and only between the hours of 6 a-m and 8 a-m.
Each water customer must reduce his usage by 30 percent or more.
A first-time violation of the restrictions could result in a resident's water service being cut off for 24 hours.


Subsequent violations could mean fines of up to 250 dollars.


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An accident is blocking the northbound lanes of Interstate 81 near Dixie Caverns.
Authorities say a vehicle overturned, and several people have been hurt.
The accident happened about 20 minutes ago, at mile marker 132 northbound.
Rescue crews are closing the highway at that location to allow Lifeguard 10 to land.

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Authorities do no expect to release the name today of the victim killed yesterday at Roanoke's Loudon Park...
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Roanoke Police say the victim was found in a bathroom stall at the park by employees with the city's parks and recreation department. The workers had been mowing the lawn around one o'clock when they heard multiple gunshots and discovered the man's body on the bathroom floor.
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((SHELLY ALLEY/ROANOKE POLICE: AT THIS TIME WE DID SPEAK TO SOME PEOPLE IN THE AREA BUT WOULD STILL LIKE TO TALK TO ANYONE ELSE WHO WAS IN THE AREA AND EITHER SAW OR KNEW WHO MIGHT BE INVOLVED IN THIS INCIDENT.))
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Police have not released the victim's identity because he was not carrying identification. Acquaintances at the scene have given police a name... and they believe the man was in his mid- 20's and moved to Roanoke from Michigan. No arrests have been made but police do have a potential lead. Witnesses say that a man wearing blue shorts was seen fleeing the park shortly after shots were fired.
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There will be no plea bargain in the case of the man charged with kidnapping and killing five- year- old Samantha Runnion.
That's according to the district attorney in Orange County, California.
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Alejandro Avila appeared in court yesterday via a video link.
The prosecutor says he'll make a decision within the next two weeks on whether he'll seek the death penalty against Avila.
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(ruh-KAH'-kuhs) Rackauckas says he's putting together a committee of deputies who are experts on death penalty cases.
They'll consider Avila's background and talk with Samantha's family before making a decision.
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The markets opened on the plus side this morning, but it's still a day-long waiting game to see if investors will return.
Drew Levinson reports from Wall Street.
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(NATSOUND BELL)


In spite of a growing lack of confidence in the market and consecutive days of triple digit losses --Wall Street opened on a slightly up note today.
Though the numbers aren't huge--analysts say anything that doesn't include a big drop--means a good day.
The rally--if it can be called that--is tied to a handful of positive earnings reports out today.
Still--investors--bloodied by a bear market that has hovered around five year lows-- aren't ready to open their wallets and start buying up the market.

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"NO ONE IS GIVING YOU THE POLYANNA BIT THAT EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL....EVERYTHING IS NOT WONDERFUL."
The dow and Nasdaq are following the lead of Asia and Europe--both markets registered gains today.
Back here though--those gains are viewed with a wary eye.
Because the US markets have been so unpredictable-- investor confidence has been all but eroded.
Everyone seems to be waiting for the market to bottom out--analysts can now only guess when that will happen.

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"TO ME THE WORST OF THE BEAR MARKET IS OVER, HOW STRONG THE RECOVERY IS ANOTHER QUESTION."

(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON)


ALTHOUGH TODAY HAS BEEN NOTHING LIKE YESTERDAY'S TRAVESTY--MONEY EXPERTS ARE NOW GOING WITH THE THEME--ITS NOT OVER UNTIL ITS OVER--AND WALLSTREET HAS SEEN ITS SHARE OF LATE DAY COLLAPSES.
DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK. ))

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State revenues fell nearly 240 -million dollars below forecasts last fiscal year.
Governor Mark Warner is set to deliver that news today to leaders of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance committees.
The governor will outline the damage done to the state's tax collections by a year of falling stock markets.
State agencies, meanwhile, are already having to trim spending by seven percent this year, and eight percent next year.
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A longtime political leader in our area decides when he will call it quits. We'll have that after the break,
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and just weeks after flying solo around the world in a balloon, we'll tell you how Steve Fossett is planning on coasting for a while.
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The militant Palestinian group Hamas is vowing revenge against Israel for the deadly bombing in Gaza City.
One of Hamas's main leaders is dead, along with several children.
Kimberly Dozier reports.
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The F-16 fired a rocket into these houses in a crowded Gaza City neighborhood. Among the dead, two babies, five children aged 11 or younger and three adults. Israel's prime minister apologized for the civilian deaths but hailed this as the most significant action against militants since the uprising began.

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The man they killed led the Hamas millitary wing. They say he personally masterminded hundreds of attacks including suicide bombings. Israeli intelligence says Sheik Shehadeh had always rejected peace with Israel.
Top Hamas officials had offered this week to support peace talks if Israeli troops withdrew from the West Bank and Gaza. Now, Hamas is vowing to hunt Israelis down wherever they can find them

(DOZIER ON CAMERA CLOSE: Israel's prime minister has warned his people

to be alert. He says they are fully expecting Hamas to retalilate. KD, CBS News, Gaza City.)))

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Martinsville and Henry County are consolidating their school systems.
A joint school board subcommittee has hired Virginia Tech to do a feasibility study.
The consulting team will look at everything from personnel rules to bell schedules.
The Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce has committed to raising private funds to cover the nearly 85-thousand dollar price tag.
Once funding is secured, the study will take about a year to complete.

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Virginia's senior State Senator has officially resigned.
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The Democratic Party of Virginia says Madison Marye submitted his resignation to Governor Warner yesterday.
It takes effect on August First.
Marye has represented the 39th Senate District for 29 years.
He says he wants to have more time with his family and that redistricting played a role.
When the new lines were drawn - the 39th District was moved to Northern Virginia.
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One aviation record apparently isn't enough for millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett--
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He's arrived in New Zealand to attempt another aviation first--
Fossett hopes to reach new heights in a glider.
He's going to attempt to co- pilot a glider to 63-thousand feet.
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((STEVE FOSSETT/ADVENTURER: , WE SPENT TWO YEARS MODIFYING THE GLIDER AND NASA HAS BEEN HELPING US WITH SPACE SUITS AND OTHER TECHNOLOGY, BECAUSE WE WANT TO FLY HIGHER THAN CURRENT TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS WITH GLIDERS."))
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Fossett says he hopes to learn a lot about meterology by flying the glider into the stratosphere...
Earlier this month, he set a record by flying around the world solo in a balloon.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we will tell you why a genetic scientist is wrestling with a career decision.
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A research scientist in St. Louis is WRESTLING with the thought of competing interests.
By day, she is studying genetics in an effort to target and prevent diseases.
But her hobby at night might surprise you.
Patrick Clarke has more.
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(( A ST. LOUIS WOMAN IS BUSY AT WORK RESEARCHING GENETICS ... SHE HOPES HER RESEARCH WILL MAKE IT EASIER TO TARGET AND PREVENT DISEASES ... BUT HER HOBBY AT NIGHT MIGHT SURPRISE YOU ...
REPORTER PATRICK CLARK HAS MORE.
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IT'S SAFE TO SAY THAT RACHAEL DONALDSON IS FASCINATED BY D-N-A.

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information and it's mixed together and creates this human being. It's phenomenal, it's crazy.")

DONALDSON'S JOB IS IN GENETICS AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE.

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human genome project. With that project they identified a lot of single nucleotype polymorphisms. And basically that is genetic markers ... The human D-N-A is 99-point-9 percent identical between people so these genetic markers make up the 10-th of a percent that makes us all different.")

THE RESEARCH WILL HOPEFULLY ONE DAY MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO TARGET AND PREVENT DISEASES.

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BUT WHAT MAKES RACHAEL UNIQUE IS HER HOBBY ... THAT'S CAUSE SHE'S A SCIENTIST BY DAY AND WRESTLER BY NIGHT.
IN THE RING, SHE'S KNOWN AS MS. CHIF AND HER WRESTLING STYLE IS AS MISCHIEVOUS AS HER NAME.

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meanness.")

A FAR CRY FROM HER DAYTIME PERSONALITY.

(SOT - LOVINS "She's quiet, she really doesn't talk much unless you

start a conversation at work.")

SO HOW DID SHE FIND HER WAY TO GATEWAY CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING?

(SOT - DONALDSON "I'd go to St. Louis to the Kiel or now the Savvis

Center and it just wasn't enough to see it anymore. I'd be watching this and saying man I could do that.")

AND DO IT SHE DID ... SO WHAT'S THE BEST THING ABOUT WRESTLING?

(SOT - DONALDSON "When you have a good live crowd the atmosphere is

just so awesome to be in.")

THAT'S BECAUSE ADRENALINE IS RUSHING AND MAYBE EVEN D-N-A IS WORKING AT ITS BEST.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 73 points. The NASDAQ has LOST six.

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Coming up next in sports... local golfers tee off for the Commonwealth Games.... we will tell you why at least one Redskin is a happy camper.
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Plus we will tell you why Michael Myers is hoping to strike GOLD with his new Austin Powers movie.
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The Washington Redskins began training camp today.
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The Skins arrived at training camp on the campus of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Expectations, at least from the coach, are high.
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One player who can't wait to get back in pads is linebacker Lavar Arrington. Last season he made the Pro Bowl, but had just half a sack. This season, new defensive coordinator Marvin Lewis plans to use Arrington as an all-out pass rusher.
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Arrington says "interesting" doesn't come close to describing what things will be like under Steve Spurrier, once the offense starts to gel.
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Our reports on the Redskins' first workouts at Dickinson College begin tonight on News 7.

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The N-F-L's newest team also opened training camp yesterday...
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The Houston Texans held their first training camp practice in 90- degree heat. 90 of the team's 97 players participated, and top draft pick David Carr practiced with the first team offense.
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The Commonwealth Games' golf tournament took place at Hanging Rock yesterday. 60 golfers hit the green for some friendly competition...
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The golfers ranged from ages 8- to- 18, and were matched up for the competition in various age and handicap divisions.
The two day tournament will end today with bronze, silver, and gold medals awarded to the lowest scorers. The tournament's director, Wayne Gee, however, hopes the young contestants take away much more from the experience.
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Oh, behave--- Austin Powers is back...
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The cast of "Austin Powers in Goldmember" came out for the film's Hollywood premiere yesterday.
Creator and star Mike Myers is suiting up again as the title character, and as his nemesis Doctor Evil.
This time around he'll also play a third character, Goldmember.
Pop star Beyonce Knowles appears as Foxxy Cleopatra and film veteran Michael Caine will play Austin's father.
"Goldmember" is the third installment of the shagadelic film series.
It opens nationwide this Friday.
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