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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Ahead on NEWS 7 at six.
Roanoke police deal with more than a dozen murders in less than a year.... But are the figures as bad as they sound? Justin McLeod takes a look at the numbers.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, a community rallies together to restore a piece of history dating back to the Confederacy.
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[Sports-head]


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Tonight in sports, Lance Armstrong eyes the prize in Paris, Dell Curry is still looking for a big prize in the NBA,
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[VO-NAT]


and Steve Mason visits with Keith Lyle, former Uva star and new Atlanta Falcon.
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[WX-Head]
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Heavy showers and thunderstorms made their way through the region this afternoon. Some folks even seeing some hail. Hot and humid weather enters the picture tommorow. I'll have your forecast coming up. [Video-Open]
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((SHELLY ALLEY/POLICE SPOKESPERSON: WE'D BE HAPPY IF WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY HOMICIDES ALL YEAR LONG BUT WE'VE HAD 15 THUS FAR THIS YEAR.))
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[OUT Q=thus far this year]
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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke Police deal with a murder rate that is on the rise.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Murder-Rate]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Last year, the city of Roanoke recorded 13 homicides. So far this year, the city has surpassed that number and is on its way to matching the record high of 20 homicides back in the 1980's. As Justin McLeod discovered-- police are concerned but they say the numbers only tell part of the story.
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((((NAT SOUND OF UNLOCKING AND OPENING POLICE DOOR))
You could say it has been a busy year for the Roanoke Police Department.
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[IN Q=We've had more]

((SHELLY ALLEY/POLICE SPOKESPERSON: WE'VE HAD MORE HOMICIDES THIS YEAR IN 2002. WE'VE HAD A COUPLE MORE THAN WHAT WE'VE HAD IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS.))
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[OUT Q=couple of years]


In 2001, Roanoke saw 13 homicides and nine the year before that.
So far this year? That number is 15.
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[IN Q=The majority of the]

((SHELLY ALLEY/POLICE SPOKESPERSON: THE MAJORITY OF THE CASES THAT WE HAVE HAD THIS YEAR HAVE BEEN BETWEEN PEOPLE WHO KNEW EACH OTHER IN SOME WAY, SOME TYPE OF ACQUAINTANCE SITUATION OR DOMESTIC SITUATION.))
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[OUT Q=domestic situation]


Take April's murder suicide in Southeast Roanoke.
That is when authorities say 23 year old Bradley Bundick shot and killed his ex girlfriend and her acquaintance.
In fact, police say only one case this year has been a random killing.
Back in February, a convenience store clerk was shot and killed at the Stop-In on Hershberger Road.
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[IN Q=That number 15]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THAT NUMBER 15 CAN BE SOMEWHAT DECEIVING. THAT'S BECAUSE IT IS NOT NECESSARILY 15 DIFFERENT CASES BUT THE NUMBER OF VICTIMS THAT HAVE DIED SO FAR THIS YEAR. IN FACT, SEVERAL OF THOSE CASES HAD MULTIPLE VICTIMS.))
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One case that had multiple victims was the arson homicide back in May that killed a mother and her two small children.
Police have accused in that case 31 year old Askia Shabazz.
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((SHELLY ALLEY: WE HAVE THE WARRANTS FOR THAT INDIVIDUAL BUT HAVE NOT YET FOUND HIM.))
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Police are also hoping to solve two unsolved murders.
Back In January, a man was fatally shot at the Ferncilff Apartments.
The other unsolved case happened this past week when a 25 year old was shot and killed at Loudon Park.
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[IN Q=It maybe that 15 is what]

((SHELLY ALLEY/POLICE SPOKESPERSON: IT MAY BE THAT 15 IS WHAT WE END UP FOR THIS YEAR. WE CAN'T COMPARE HOW MANY WE HAVE IN 2002 WITH 2001 UNTIL WE GET TO THE END OF 2002.))
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That may be true but there is nothing changing the fact that the city of Roanoke has seen more homicides this year than in years past.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Giles-Flooding]


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Clean-up is well underway in Giles County.
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About three- hundred homes and businesses in Pembroke were hit by flash flooding early yesterday morning. Today-- residents and business owners continues to deal with the aftermath. No word yet- on whether officials have been able to find and repair a leak in the area's water main.
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[Elton-John]


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Some were lucky, others were singing the blues.
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Hundreds lined up this morning at the Roanoke Civic Center for a chance to buy Elton John tickets.
A wrist band lottery was used to determine the order of ticket buyers.
More than six hundred people took advantage of that system to snag the more than ten thousand tickets available.
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((KARLA FLANNAGAN/TICKET BUYER: I HAD TO ASK MY FRIEND DORIS A COUPLE OF TIMES TO MAKE SURE MY NUMBER WAS SECOND. I WAS AFRAID I LOOKED AT IT WRONG.)) ((DORIS WEAVER/TICKET BUYER: TALK ABOUT WHY YOU WANT TO SEE HIM? CAUSE I LIKE HIS MUSIC. I CAN RELATE TO THAT. IT'S DURING MY TIME BEFORE I GOT OLD. LIKE TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY SO I TURNED ANOTHER YEAR SO THAT'S IT.))
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 19, 1999]


Elton John performed in the Star City once before back in 1999.
This year's show takes place Friday September sixth at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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[AIDS-Camp]


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Some local chiropractors are helping ease the pain and suffering of children with AIDS.
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Today, several area chiropractors held a free spinal screening at the Roanoke Natural Foods Co-Op on Grandin Road. Throughout the next month, those same chiropractors are also offering a complete chiropractic evaluation at half price to help raise money for Camp Heartland.
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((KAREN MAXWELL/MAXWELL FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC CENTER: CAMP HEARTLAND IS A CAMP THAT WAS FOUNDED BY A GENTLEMAN IN WISCONSIN WHO WANTED TO GIVE CHILDREN WHO HAVE HIV/AIDS OR FAMILIES HAVE HIV/AIDS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO CAMP AT LEAST ONE WEEK OUT OF THE YEAR AND NOT BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST.))
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The camp is located in California and Minnesota.

Locally, you can contact the Maxwell Family Chiropractic Center or the Thompson Family Chiropractic if you like a spinal examination at a reduced rate to help raise money for Camp Heartland.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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A Roanoke County park takes trip back in time... That story just ahead on News 7 at 6.
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and a Bedford group is trying to make sure this piece of history doesn't fade away. But first, let's check in with Brent in the WeatherCenter.
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[Renaissance]


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Today was proof the 16th century is alive and well in the 21st century.
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These are the sounds of the Virginia Renaissance Fair taking place this weekend at Green Hill Park in Roanoke County.
The event highlights the adventure, pageantry, magic, and romance of 16th century England.
The fair continues tomorrow from 10 until 5.
Discount admission is given at the gate for active military and patrons dressed in period costumes.
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[Bedford-Flag]


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An outpouring of community support will soon help a piece of local history get a much-needed facelift.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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(( It has survived for 140 years...but just barely.
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((AND NOW YOU'LL SEE WHY WE HAVE IT ALL WRAPPED UP.))
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In a museum full of local history, Bedford's biggest prize is this hand painted battle flag of the Bedford Southside Dragoons.
The dragoons became part of the 2nd Virginia Cavalry.. their flag was captured by Union troops during Lee's retreat from Gettysburg.
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((ELLEN WANDREI/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: ONE REASON IT'S SUCH A WONDERFUL PIECE IS WE KNOW WHO PAINTED IT, WE KNOW WHICH UNIT IT WAS WITH AND WE KNOW WHERE IT WAS CAPTURED OUTSIDE OF GETTYSBURG.))
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[OUT Q=outside of Gettysburg.]


The men who fought under this flag are long gone, but their families live on.
Michael and Donna Creasey were visiting Bedford this week from Florida and doing some genealogical research at the museum.
Creasey only recently discovered a great-grandfather.. John F. Nance.. served with the 2nd Cavalry.
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((MICHAEL CREASEY/VISITOR: WE JUST FOUND OUT THIS WEEK THAT THE RELATIVES WERE CONNECTED THAT WAY AND IT'S QUITE INTERESTING AND EXCITING FOR US TO COME UP FOR A VACATION AND FIND OUT WE'RE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY, THAT WAS QUITE EXCITING.))
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[OUT Q=was quite exciting.]


Before more visitors can enjoy the flag, it badly needs restoration.
The paint has chipped away, the fringe is tattered and pieces are missing, snipped away by soldiers for souvenirs.
A recent fundraising drive collected more than eight thousand dollars to save the banner and build a display case to house it.
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((WANDREI: THEN EVERYBODY CAN COME SEE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. IT NEEDS, AS YOU SEE, LOTS OF RESTORATION, BUT THEN WE'LL BE ABLE TO DISPLAY IT AGAIN.))
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The restoration will get underway in January and take about three months to complete.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still to come on News 7 at 6, we'll check in on the Atlanta Falcons training camp, where a former Cavalier is making a splash...
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, Shannon Young with a look at a local exhibit that proves playing is one of the building blocks of learning. Stay with us, we'll have that and more after the break.
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[Habitat-Sauce]


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Some area volunteers have cooked up a tasty way to help a local charity.
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Retired restaurant owner Bill Kenny and some students from Roanoke College have teamed up to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.
Today, they sold hamburgers dipped in the famous Kenny's sauce at the Tanglewood Mall Kroger.
The group is also selling jars of the locally produced sauce at several Kroger locations in the Roanoke Valley.
All proceeds from those sales will help Habitat for Humanity build homes for low income families.
Since January, the group has raised nearly 15-thousand dollars.
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[Kapla-Blocks]


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[!!!ANCHOR TAG!!!]
It's play time at the Science Museum of Western Virginia where you're invited to build and label your own creation and leave it as part of a new exhibit. In this week's Time Off Shannon Young introduces us to the World of Kapla (KAPP-luh)
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((It's like no museum exhibit you've ever seen. That's because, most of what's displayed in The World of Kapla is determined by people like you, visitors who can't wait to get their hands on the smooth wooden toy.
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[IN Q=You take about five minutes...]

((KEN SHIELD/KAPLA: YOU TAKE ABOUT FIVE MINUTES TO LOOK AT WHAT'S HERE AND USUALLY THAT'S ABOUT ALL IT TAKES BECAUSE SOMEBODY WANTS TO SIT DOWN AND TRY THEIR OWN HAND AT IT.))
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[OUT Q=try their own hand at it.]

Except for a few pre-made structures, the exhibit room is empty. Bins loaded wth Kapla blocks invite you to play, build, dream and create, much like the toy's inventor.
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[IN Q=There was a man named Tom van derr Bruggen...]

((KEN: THERE WAS A MAN NAMED TOM VAN DERR BRUGGEN IN FRANCE WHO WANTED TO BUILD A CASTLE AND HE WANTED TO MAKE A MODEL OF HE SO HE COULD PREDESIGN IT.))
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[OUT Q=so he could predesign it.]

But traditional square blocks, while great for building, didn't allow for sculpting. So van derr Bruggen slimmed the blocks down to about 4 and a half inches long, one inch wide and a quarter inch thick.
He called them Kapla, short for the Dutch word meaning small planks. Every piece is identical.
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[IN Q=That's why, when you stack 'em...]

((KEN: THAT'S WHY, WHEN YOU STACK 'EM TOGETHER YOU DON'T HAVE THE PLAY... 'CAUSE EVERYTHING FITS TOGETHER SO PERFECTLY. THAT'S HOW THEY BUILT A TOWER 49-FEET HIGH WITH THESE THINGS JUST STACKING 'EM STRAIGHT UP.))
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[OUT Q=just stacking 'em straight up.]

Ken Scheel owns the company that distributes the game in the U.S. He says Kapla is quite possibly the perfect toy in that it appeals to everyone.
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[IN Q=We've found that parents and children...]

((KEN: WE'VE FOUND THAT PARENTS AND CHILDREN WILL STICK AROUND FOR AN HOUR OR SO. SOMETIMES DADS HAD TO GET DRAGGED AWAY BECAUSE THEY WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF A PROJECT THEY DIDN'T WANT TO GIVE UP ON.))
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[OUT Q=they didn't want to give up on.]

Which is why one visit to this exhibit may not be enough. Each day brings new creations, new ideas, new opportunities to grow and learn. You're limited only by your imagination... oh, and museum hours.
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[IN Q=Yeah, when the lights...]

((KEN: YEAH, WHEN THE LIGHTS START TO FLICKER THAT MEANS IT'S TIME TO GO.))
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[OUT Q=that means it's time to go.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Roanoke.))

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Coming up next, the Atlanta Falcons have added a key piece to their defensive puzzle, the Busch cars race in the mountains, and
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we'll hear from Dell Curry as he looks forward to his 17th NBA season.
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[S-Lyle]


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Following two grueling practices on Friday, the Atlanta Falcons continued training camp today with another two a day session. Safety Keith Lyle was picked up by the Birds in the offseason and should have an immediate impact in the secondary. Tonight Steve Mason checks in with the former UVA standout, who is a veteran of 121 NFL games.
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[S-Brooks]


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[Wipe to ENG!!!]
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[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/NFL; :00]


In other NFL camp news, another former Cavalier is making headlines for being absent. Aaron Brooks was a no-show at Saints training camp today in what appears to be a contract dispute. Brooks is in the final year of his deal which pays him the league minimum of 400 thousand dollars. Last season, Brooks tied a team record with 26 TD passes.
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[S-Racing]


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To the track where the Nascar Busch Series was on a Rocky Mountain high this afternoon at the Pikes Peak International Raceway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pikes Peak, CO/NBC Sports; :00]


Jason Keller started on the pole for today's race. Two cars went out early in this one. First, Johnny Sauter cut down a left front tire. A little later, Bruce Bectol backed into the wall. Other than that, there wasn't much drama.

Keller and Greg Biffle shared time out front, but in the end, Hank Parker, Jr. wins the NetZero 250 for his first victory of the season.
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[S-Baseball]


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The New York Mets are looking up at the Braves in the N-L East. Today, the Mets tried to cut into a 13 and a half game deficit.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Fox; :00]


But the Reds had other ideas. Adam Dunn smoked his 21st homer of the season for Cincinnati.
This one went to the eleventh before Todd Walker delivered an RBI single, scoring Austin Kearns. The Reds take care of the Mets 2 to 1. Greg Maddux picked up his 10th win of the season in Atlanta. Now the rest of today's numbers.


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[S-Dell]


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Sixteen year NBA veteran Dell Curry was back in town yesterday, speaking to youngsters at the camp of his former college teammate Paige Moir.
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Dell had some words of wisdom for the kids before taking time to reflect on his NBA career. His longevity in the league is even more impressive when you consider that Curry has a career average of 40 percent from the three point line.
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After spending the last three seasons with the Raptors, Curry is now a free agent and would like to go someplace where he can finally win a ring.
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[S-Tour]


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The Tour de France doesn't officially end until tomorrow. But for all intents and purposes it's over.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Macon, France/OLN; :00]


Today Lance Armstrong won the 19th stage, an individual time trial. The Texan added to his cushion by over two minutes. His overall advantage is now 7 minutes and 17 seconds. The race concludes with tomorrow's ceremonial ride alon(----------------) g the Champs-Elysses in Paris, where Armstrong will claim his 4th straight Tour title.