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One man is seriously injured in an industrial accident in Rocky Mount. We'll have a live report.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And we'll hear from an 11-year old who designed a special license plate that could help track down terrorists.

[Sports-head]


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Tonight in sports, three quarterbacks are under the microscope at Redskins training camp, Michael Vick is ready for his first camp as the Falcons' starter and
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Vick's former team is picked second in the Big East's preseason media poll.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Patrick]
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Cooler weather prevailed today. How long will it stick around? I'll let you know coming up in the forecast.
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News 7 at Six is next.
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An explosion inside a Rocky Mount plant leaves 2 people seriously burned.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Officials are blaming the blast on the boiler.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.[Ronile]
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It happened just before one o-clock at the Ronile plant.
The plant makes and dyes carpet yarn.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-SHot]


Emergency Officials say maintanence workers were servicing the boiler when it exploded.
[Rocky Mount Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Marya/Starlink]


Marya Jones joins us from Rocky Mount now with more.
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[Arsenal-River]


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Members of the public are speaking their minds about a proposal to close part of the New River...
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A public hearing on the The Radford Arsenal's plan to restrict access to the waterway just got underway in Blacksburg.
Officials say for security reasons...they want four and a half miles of the river near the plant closed to fisherman.

Many outdoorsmen have spoken out against the idea - saying it limits their recreation. The Arsenal offered a compromise last week... proposing that boats be allowed to float through that part of the river but NOT be allowed to stop and fish. We'll hear reaction on the latest plan tonight on News 7 at 11...
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[Park-Murder]


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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
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Roanoke police finally know WHO got shot in Loudon Park this week.
But they still don't know who did it.
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The victim was 25-year-old Dorian Deon Pierce. A native of Detroit, Pierce had been in the Roanoke Valley just a few months.
Fingerprint records from other police departments helped confirm his identity.
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[Tire-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The parents of the Roanoke County teenager accused of setting that massive tire fire earlier this year say their son is innocent and they want a new attorney to vigorously defend their child. Punishment was supposed to be fixed this afternoon for the 15- year old boy who was released today from the Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute in Marion.
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But at the last minute-- the case was continued after the boy's parents told the judge they had hired a new attorney to represent their son. Mac Doubles had been representing the boy-- After court-- Doubles said he had no problem with the parents decision-- He says the only thing that troubled him was the fact the teenager was admitted to a mental hospital while he working on his defense.
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((MAC DOUBLES/ARSON SUSPECT'S FORMER ATTORNEY; AS HIS ATTORNEY AM I DEALING WITH SOMEONE WHO'S CALM AND COMPETENT OR RATIONAL OR AM I DEALING WITH SOMEONE WHO'S HAVING ACTIVE PSYCHOSIS....DEALING WITH HIS DEFENSE.))
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Jeff Dorsey will now represent the boy- - who was found responsible for setting two fires.

[L'burg-Firefighters]


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After months of private grumbling about manpower shortages, Lynchburg firefighters are making their concerns public.
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The president of the local firefighters association today called on the public and city leaders to take a closer look at the department's staffing levels.
Firefighters say until just recently a lack of personnel had forced the department to keep various pieces of equipment out of service on a daily basis.
One of the city's eight fire stations also was closed for several hours last month due to a shortage in manpower.


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((ART LIPSCOMB/LYNCHBURG FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION: WE HOPE THAT THIS WILL AROUSE SOME INTEREST WITH THE PUBLIC IN LYNCHBURG AND THEY WILL BECOME INTERESTED IN WHAT IS GOING ON. WE ARE AT A CROSSROADS NOW WHERE THE SERVICE HAS ALREADY BEEN CUT TO THE CITIZENS OF LYNCHBURG. WE CANNOT CONTINUE TO LOSE PEOPLE WITHOUT THE CITIZENS LOSING SERVICE.))
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Lipscomb says the department still supports Chief Buddy Martinette who they say is doing the best he can with limited resources.
Martinette issued a statement today calling it "unfortunate" that the firefighters are taking their concerns to the media rather than city administrators.
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U-S Airways could fly into bankruptcy in a matter of days.
That's still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus you can now remember the vicims of September 11th with a new license plate... and maybe help prevent future terrorist attacks at the same time.
We'll explain how.
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[Roark]
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Martinsville Media Mogul Charles Roark says he doesn't know why he shoplifted C-D's from WalMart.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

At sentencing today Roark also said, however, that he's learned through counseling that he has an "impulse problem."


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[SUPER=01-Wanda DeWease/Prosecutor; ]
[SUPER=01-Debra Buchanan/Horsepasture District Supervisor; ]
[SUPER=01-Errol Wallace/Former Cable 6 News Director; ]
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((WHEN THOSE IMPULSES DO OCCUR, I'VE GOT TO TAKE A QUICK FLASHBACK OF ALL THE MESS THAT I'VE CREATED MYSELF.)) [RUNS:12]
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Roark was being sentenced for larceny- - FIFTH theft conviction since 1985. The Prosecutor pointed out Roark has yet to serve any active jail time.
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((I SUGGEST TO THE COURT IT'S NOT IMPULSE DISORDER. IT BOILS DOWN TO A LACK OF CHARACTER.)) [RUNS06]
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A member of the Henry County Board of Supervisors- -a woman who works for Roark - -outlined Roark 's dedication to the Henry County community.
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((CABLE 6 PROVIDES AN OUTLET TO THOSE WHO FEEL THEY HAVE NO VOICE.)) [RUNS04]
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A former Cable Six employee testified that the charges against Roark have made him a better man.
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((I THINK ONCE THE INCREDIBLE INITIAL STRESS BROKE OFF, HE'S LEARNED TO HANDLE... WHAT MOST PEOPLE WOULD REFER TO... "HE GOT A LIFE.")) [RUNS08]
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Though the sentencing guidelines called for NO time to serve, Judge Jonathan Apgar adopted the prosecutor's recommendation of 90 days to serve- -allowing the possibility of work release.
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((IT'S FAIRLY COMMON IN LARCENY CASES THAT INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE EMPLOYED BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO KEEP THAT EMPLOYMENT BY BEING PLACED ON WORK RELEASE. I'M NOT MAKING ANY SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION.)) [RUNS09]
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((HE DID WHAT HE HAD TO DO, AND I THINK HE GAVE ME A FAIR SHAKE.))))
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Roark will likely pull the day days on work release under electronic monitoring. However, Henry County Sheriff Frank Cassell (Castle) says if Roark violates the terms of his release he goes back to jail in Roanoke. Sheriff George Macmillan vows he won't take Roark back "if he screws up."


[Elrod]


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The first democratic challenger today officially announced her plans to run for Vance Wilkins' House of Delegates seat.
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Mimi Elrod, an educator at Washington and Lee University and the wife of the late W-and-L president John Elrod said she wants the democratic nomination to fill the 24th district seat.
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((MIMI ELROD/(D) CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES; FRANKLY, I AM WORRIED THAT OUR FUTURE IS BEING COMPROMISED BY THE CURRENT LEADERSHIP IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, AND I WANT TO GO TO RICHMOND AND ENSURE THAT GOVERNMENT WILL WORK TO SECURE OUR FUTURE AND PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE IN THIS AREA, AND THE COMMONWEALTH AS A WHOLE.))
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[WIPE TO 24TH DISTRICT MAP FS 4072ESSC] Elrod is one of three people seeking the Democratic nomination. Amherst businessman Rodney Taylor, and retired state trooper Ronnie Campbell have also announced their intentions to run. The democrats will pick their candidate in a convention on August 10th.
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[US-Airways]


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US Airways could file for bankruptcy protection within ten days, if the company fails to reach agreement with its customer service agents and maintenance workers.
That word today from an airline official visiting Roanoke.
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US Airways has lined up federal loan guarantees that will allow it to continue operating, but the deal depends on successful agreements with its labor groups.
Pilots and flight attendants have already agreed to concessions, but today District Sales Manager John Tingle said time is running out on the remaining negotiations.
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((JOHN TINGLE/DISTRICT SALES MANAGER: THE OTHER OPTION THAT WE HAVE IS BANKRUPTCY, QUITE FRANKLY, AND WE WILL CHOOSE THAT OPTION IN THE NEXT TEN DAYS. IF WE AREN'T SUCCESSFUL IN COMPLETING OUR NEGOTIATIONS, WE WILL CHOOSE THE BANKRUPTCY OPTION AS A STRATEGY AND THEN WE WILL REORGANIZE THAT WAY.))
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That doesn't mean the airline would stop flying.
Tingle told members of the Roanoke Kiwanis Club, there should be little impact on the airline's presence in the Roanoke Valley.
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[NS-Earnings]


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Norfolk-Southern has met Wall Street's earnings forecasts for the second quarter.
The railroad says earnings were up eleven percent, even though coal shipments fell because of weakened demand by utilities.
The railroad company says it earned 119-million dollars, or 31-cents per diluted-share.

[Stocks]


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After weeks of selling, the bulls paraded straight up Wall Street today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW soared 489 points, its second biggest gain ever.
NASDAQ rose 61.
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[Art-Museum]


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The Art Museum of Western Virginia will soon be looking for a new executive director.
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Current director, Judy Larson, has accepted a position as head of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DCTERMS. During her slightly more than four years in Roanoke, Larson's been instrumental in acquiring masterpieces that have earned the Art Museum national attention.
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((JUDY LARSON/ART MUSEUM OF WESTERN VIRGINIA: I FEEL THROUGH THE FRALIN TRUST WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO ADD SPECTACULAR PAINTINGS TO THE COLLECTION... AS WELL AS ARCHIVES AND PHOTOGRAPHS. THAT WAS A WONDERFUL GIFT TO THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY.))
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[OUT Q=to the entire community.]
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Larson's also seen the organization through the planning stages of the museum's new building and IMAX theatre. She plans to stay in Roanoke through September and expects the museum's board to conduct a national search for her replacement.
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[Terrorism-plate]


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Virginians can personally help in the war on terrorism, thanks to a new specialty license plate.
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Proceeds from the sale of the "United We Stand" plate will go to the Rewards for Justice Program run by the U.S. State Department.
The program offers reward payments to those who provide information that leads to the capture of known terrorists.

11-year-old Christopher Mingus proposed the plate shortly after September 11th.
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((CHRISTOPHER MINGUS/CREATOR OF NEW PLATE: IT IS MY HOPE THAT EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SHOW THEIR PATRIOTISM WILL GET THIS LICENSE PLATE. EVEN THE DONATION IN THIS WILL HELP STOP TERRORISM SO THAT NO ONE ELSE HAS TO BE HURT))
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[OUT Q=THAT NO ONE ELSE HAS TO BE HURT.]
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The new plate will cost 25 dollars and should be available before the first anniversary of the September attacks.


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[Sports tease]


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Coming up in sports, the Big East's pre-season media poll is out. We'll tell you where the Hokies rank, plus Michael Vick has some words of wisdom for younger brother Marcus,
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The Redskins quarterback derby is well underway in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with a Heisman trophy winner, a former Bear, and a touch of Sage all battling for the top spot. Mike Stevens and photographer Scott Ayres have more from training camp.
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[S-Hokies]


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Sticking with football, the Big East held its annual media day this afternoon in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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And to no one's surprise, defending national champion Miami was picked by the media as the pre-season favorite to win the league, collecting all 24 first place votes.
Virginia Tech checked in at number two, thanks to eleven returning starters.
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Speaking of Tech, former Hokie and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is preparing for his second season in the NFL
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as his brother Marcus, is prepping for his freshman year as a Hokie. Having been in Marcus' shoes, Michael has these wishes for little brother.
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As a former redshirt, Michael realizes the importance of the extra year to get acclimated to the college game.
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