[1-News-Head]

(------------)
[V/O-NAT] A "bit" of fast work in ROANOKE County contributed to the successful rescue of nine miners in Pennsylvania.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Keith]

And Crystal Spring is back in business, even as the search is on for LONG-term water supply solutions.

[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


In sports, the court makes a decision in the case involving NBA star Allen Iverson, we will check out two kinds of camps, one at the Ice Station, and one on the Dazzle basketball court, our Redskins reports roll on
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


and Michale Vick talks about his experiecne with Steev Young
(------------)

[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Mr. Humiture was out in full force today and will stick around through tomorrow. The hot details just ahead.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.

[Valley-Water]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-17 TC1:46:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[***ANCHOR TAG***] It's going to take more than making the most of existing water sources to meet the growing demand for fresh water.
Two events today in Roanoke helped underscore that point.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jesse Perdue/Water Department Manager; :20]
[SUPER=01-Pam Kenel/Water Resources Engineer; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=water to supply everyone.]
(([NAT SOT water rushing]

They're pumping water from Crystal Spring again for the first time since May of 2000. The Health Department had made the city divert the spring water ...for fear it was being contaminated by ground water. Crystal Spring is filling up its South Roanoke reservoir again, now, though.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT Jesse 13:45 ]
[IN Q=]

((SO THAT'LL BE AN ADDITIONAL MILLION GALLONS A DAY RIGHT AWAY.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=]

Roanoke draws 9-and-a-half to 10 million gallons of water a day from the Carvins Cove Reservoir. The city is building a brand new pumping station at Crystal Spring to comply with Health Department standards. In the meantime, though, the water department came up with a temporary solution to the problem, filtering water outside the plant. Water Department Manager Jesse Perdue says Crystal Spring is a reliable water source.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:10]
[IN Q=]

((FROM EVERYTHING I READ AND EVERYTHING I KNOW, IT'S BEEN FLOWING STEADY FOR OVER 100 YEARS. SO IN THE GOOD TIMES IT FLOWS SOMETIMES 4- MILLION A DAY.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=]

Even that's not going to meet current demand, nor will it address the demands of the next 50 years. The Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Commission announced that it has hired the engineering firm of Black and Veatch to develop a long range water supply system.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:55 * * *]
[IN Q=]

((THERE'S WATER IN THE RESERVOIRS OUT THERE. THE ISSUE THAT WE'RE DEALING WITH IS: WE DON'T KNOW WHEN THE DROUGHT IS GOING TO END. IS THIS THE NEW RECORD SETTING DROUGHT? WE'RE ALL CONCERNED THAT IF IT WERE, WOULD WE HAVE TO WATER TO SUPPLY EVERYONE.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=water to supply everyone.]))
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

The study will cost 100-thousand dollars and take about six months to complete.

[Ingersoll-Rand]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC1:47:18]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The Ingersoll-Rand plant in Hollins designs drilling equipment USUALLY used for construction projects, wells and mines.
But last week, the plant's drills were needed to save lives.
Marya Jones visited the plant ... to find out how its workers helped bring nine miners home safely.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Somerset, PA/Sunday;]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]
[SUPER=01-Jay Durham/Technician Engineer;]
[SUPER=01-Hugh Durham/Operations Manager;]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=01-Dale Wolfer/Engineer;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Roanoke Co.]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

((NATS: CLAPPING.)) [RUNS:02]
It was a race against time to get nine men out safely from a Pennsylvania mine.
One leg of that race took place six hours away .. in a Roanoke County drill parts plant.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:30:33 - :41]

((JAY DURHAM/TECHNICIAN ENGINEER: I WALKED RIGHT IN THE DOOR THAT MORNING AND HUGH MET ME AND SAID WE'VE GOT MINERS IN THE HOLE AND WE HAVE TO GET THIS EQUIPMENT UP TO SOMERSET.)) [RUNS:08]
Employees at Ingersoll-Rand got the call last Thursday -- nine miners were trapped 240 feet underground.
And rescuers needed THEIR drills to get them out.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:28:26 - :32]

((HUGH DURHAM/AFTERMARKET OPERATIONS MANAGER: YOU ALWAYS FEEL THE PRESSURE WHEN YOU KNOW THAT INDIVIDUALS ARE IN HARM'S WAY.)) [RUNS:08]
Workers put together three large drill bits and three parts known as "hammers" in record time.
Jay Durham made two trips to get them there.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:32:48 - :57]

((JAY DURHAM/ENGINEER: IT'S JUST A FEELING OF THERE ARE PEOPLE WAITING ON YOU... YOU NEED TO GO AHEAD AND GET THERE AND GET IT ALL DONE.)) [RUNS:09]
One drill dug a new hole to the miners after another company's drill bit broke.
And when rescuers finally DID break through to the miners, it was one of the plant's drill bits that did the job.


(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:29:45 - :55]

((HUGH DURHAM: WE'RE VERY HAPPY THAT THESE GENTLEMEN WERE SURVIVORS. AND WHAT LITTLE BIT WE DID, IF IT CONTRIBUTED, GREAT.)) [RUNS:10]
(///// SOT /////)

[SU 3:51:51 - 3:52:02] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: 45 PEOPLE STILL REMAIN AT THE PLANT IN WHAT'S KNOWN AS THE DRILLING SOLUTIONS DIVISION. AND ALL 45 OF THEM WALKED INTO WORK THIS MORNING WITH THEIR HEADS HELD HIGH, KNOWING THEY WERE PART OF THIS SOLUTION. )) [RUNS:11]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:37:49 - 3:38:04]

((DALE WOLFER/ENGINEER: IT GIVES YOU A REALLY GOOD FEELING. YOU GET CAUGHT IN YOUR WORKADAY WORLD AND YOU WONDER IF IT MATTERS WHAT YOU DO. AND THIS IS REAL TANGIBLE PROOF THAT WE HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE, ALONG WITH A WHOLE LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE. )) [RUNS:15]
It's not every day their equipment helps save nine lives.
But for these employees, it's a perk of the job they never expected.
Marya Jones, News-7, Roanoke County.))


[Warner-Terrorism]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


Governor Mark Warner approved the first series of recommendations from his anti-terrorism task force today.
Among the reccomendations-- criminal background checks for sensitive positions in state and local government, enacting quarantines in cases of bioterrorism attacks and improving the state's Emergency Alert System.
Warner said he would have to consult with Attorney General Jerry Kilgore on the legality of enacting some of the suggestions, such as the enforced quarantines.
More recommendations are expected by early fall.

[Sussex-Murders]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-21 TC1:12:40]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Two men charged with capital murder in Lynchburg now have legal representation.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Kevin Eugene Brown and Leon Jermaine Winston.. both 22.. were indicted Friday for the murders of Anthony and Rhonda Robinson.
The Robinsons were shot to death inside their Sussex Street home April 19th.
Brown and Winston made their first court appearance this morning and told the judge they could "not" afford to hire their own attorney.
Jamie Angel and Scott DeBruin will represent Kevin Brown.. Leigh (lee) Drewry and Glenn Berger will defend Leon Winston.
A trial date will be set in September.
(------------)



[Barnette]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-27 TC31:20]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


A federal prosecutor in North Carolina is urging jurors to again impose the death penalty on Aquilia Barnette.
The prosecutor told a courtroom today that Barnette left a carjacking victim to die in a ditch and shot an ex-girlfriend to death in Roanoke at her mother's feet.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


Barnette's first death sentence was overturned in 2000 by a federal appeals court.
In June 1996, Barnette shot a North Carolina man, then stole his car, drove to Roanoke.
That's when he dragged Robin Williams out of her mother's house and shot her in the back.
(------------)



[Police-Accreditation]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Roanoke City Police Department has earned a new round of national recognition.
The department has been re-accredited for the third time since 1994.
Accreditation is a voluntary process that requires the department to meet hundreds of professional standards. A delegation from the city picked up the award this weekend at a national conference in Cleveland.
Less than five percent of all law enforcement agencies are nationally accredited. Other police departments in our area that have earned the honor include: Lynchburg, Blacksburg, Roanoke County, Virginia Tech, and the Virginia State Police.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


A tribute to Martin Luther King could be a victim of the drought.
We'll explain when News 7 at Six returns.
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]


Plus was this just a case of vandalism... or was racism to blame.
(----------------)






[Truck-Vandalism]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-31 TC13:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Was it an act of hatred or a random act of vandalism? It's a question a Botetourt County family is facing.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; ]

Carl Shelton has parked his tractor trailer in this vacant lot just off Route 460 in Blue Ridge for several years now.
Over the weekend, he and his wife discovered that their rig had sustained thousands of dollars in vandalism. The Sheltons are convinced someone has a vendetta against them-- because several other tractor trailers were parked at the same location but were not touched. They also find it suspicious that the cab was vandalized but the culprit never damaged or broke into the back of the rig.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:33:02]
[IN Q=I belive they were ]

((VERLANDRA SHELTON/VANDALISM VICTIM; I BELIEVE THEY WERE EVEN HOPING HE WAS INSIDE THE TRUCK BECAUSE THEY PUT BIG INDENTATIONS ON THE TRUCK CAB NEAR HIS SLEEPER TO SEE IF HE WAS THERE AND WHO KNOW WHAT THEY WOULD'VE DONE IF THEY DONE THIS DAMAGE, THEY CAME PREPARED TO DO THIS MUCH DAMAGE, THEN THEY WAS PREPARED TO DO SOMETHING TO HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Verlandra Shelton/Vandalism Victim; ]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=something to him.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The Botetourt County sheriff's office is investigating-- A spokesperson says there've been problems reported in the past but NEVER anything to this degree. By way of disclosure, Verlandra Shelton is a W-D-B-J- 7 employee.
(------------)




[King-tree]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-25 TC1:03:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The legacy of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Junior is alive and well but a tree dedicated to him at the state Capitol is not.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


The 15-foot tall red oak was transplanted on the capitol grounds less than a year ago and dedicated by King's widow Coretta and former Governor Jim Gilmore.
It will be cut down tomorrow and replaced by a new tree this fall.
State officials blame transplantation shock and the drought for the tree's death.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:25:20-33]
[IN Q=AS WITH ANYTHING IN NATURE]

((RICH SLIWOSKI/DEPT. OF GENERAL SERVICES: AS WITH ANYTHING IN NATURE, SOME ARE GOING TO LIVE AND SOME ARE GOING TO DIE. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS TREE THOUGH BEING THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN MONUMENT ON CAPITOL SQUARE WE TAKE THIS ONE KIND OF PERSONALLY SO WE WILL HAVE A NEW TREE OUT HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Rich Sliwoski/Dept. of General Services]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=WILL HAVE A NEW TREE OUT HERE.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


State officials say they will closely monitor the replacement tree and provide it with extra waterings, if necessary.
(------------)



[Campbell-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-26 TC39:56]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A Campbell County woman was injured when a car veered off the road and crashed into her trailer home this afternoon.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


It happened around 3:15 on Helen Drive just off Route 29 near Lynchburg.
State police say 23-year-old Christopher Wayne Hensley ran off the gravel road, hit several bushes and onto the porch of this home.
A woman inside was knocked down by the impact of the collision.. she was treated for minor injuries.
Police say it's possible a medical condition forced Hensley to lose control.. charges are pending.
(------------)



[Radio-Tower]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two area radio stations are sharing space after a severe storm last week.
WCQV's tower at Smith Mountain Lake collapsed last Friday during the storm.
So, while the tower's being rebuilt, the radio station will share time with its sister-station WWWR.
Beginning August First, 910 AM will broadcast its normal gospel format from 6 in the morning to 6 in the evening, then switch to WCQV's adult standards format for the following 12 hours.


[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Wall Street opened the week with a big win. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/447.49/8711.88/x/73.13/1335.25;]


The DOW climbed 447 points, it's third-biggest gain ever.
NASDAQ rose 73.
(-------------)

[VO]
[SUPER=271-h/2.35/48.90/h/1.37/30.67/h/2.65/64.30/h/1.67/16.66/i/0.25/5.95;]
[SUPER=272-h/2.83/57.61/h/2.49/55.45/h/2.65/30.45/h/1.40/17.85/h/0.65/45.70;]
[SUPER=273-h/0.70/19.95/h/0.67/20.64/i/0.01/0.30/h/0.90/47.20/h/0.34/13.36;]
[SUPER=274-h/2.97/64.85/h/4.42/102.64/h/1.65/30.43/h/1.82/35.25/h/1.35/49.53;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[Montgomery-Volunteer]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC1:26:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]

It's last rounds for a volunteer at a local hospital. Bill Blokker (Block-er) is handing in his badge after 22 years and over 10-thousand hours of service.
Staffers at Montgomery Regional Hospital says they're losing a part of their family. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=OK, NEVER MIND]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Blokker/MRH Volunteer; :17]
[SUPER=01-Madye Price/MRH Nurse; :50]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; 1:09]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Blacksburg.]

((NATS TC 14:40:34 "Ok, never mind the tears." It's Bill Blokker Day at Montgomery Regional Hospital. The stickers and special reception are honoring a dedicated volunteer. But the 86-year-old says he can't understand what all the fuss is about.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:42:15]
[IN Q=I'm part of]

((BILL BLOKKER/MRH VOLUNTEER; I'M PART OF THE FAMILY I GUESS BUT I DON'T KNOW WHY I'VE NEVER DONE ANYTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY I'VE COME WHEN I'M SUPPOSED TO.))
[OUT Q=SUPPOSED TO.]

He's shown up for over 10-thousand hours...more than any other volunteer at the hospital. Rain or shine, the staff says Blokker was always ready to help. He spends most of his time going around talking to patients, like Martha Boone.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:43:39]
[IN Q=at least]

((AT LEAST YOU'RE LEAVING MANY FRIENDS OH YEAH I'M GONNA MISS THOUGH I WILL ADMIT THAT - THEY SAY THEY'RE GOING TO MISS ME TOO BUT I DON'T HOW COME.))
[OUT Q=how come.]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:46:09]
[IN Q=we're really ]

((MADYE PRICE/MRH NURSE; WE'RE REALLY GONNA MISS HIM HE'S JUST A DEAR HEART HE'S FRIENDLY WITH ALL THE PATIENTS AND HE'S SO HELPFUL TO US AND WE LOVE HIM DEARLY AND WE'RE REALLY GONNA MISS HIM.))
[OUT Q=GONNA MISS HIM.]

Blokker is trading the halls of the hospital for the scenery of Washington State. There he will be closer to family but far way from the place that became his second home.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:49:38]
[IN Q=i've]

((I'VE ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE I'VE BEEN WORKING HERE.))
[OUT Q=HERE]

And his minutes have made a difference in many lives. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Blacksburg.))

[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


The Dazzle fills in for the George Lynch Basketball camp this week, the Ice Staion holds its' annual hockey school, Michael Vick is tutored by Steve Young,
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

and some international football fans are the focus of our Redskisn training camp report today.
(------------)


[S-Iverson]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-126 37:54]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]

Philadelphia 76ers star guard Allen Iverson appeared in court this morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA; :00]

The 27 year old NBA star faced 14 charges stemming from a July third incident where he and his uncle allegedly burst into an appartment looking for Iverson's wife and threatend two men. Iverson is free of all charges except one misdemeanor. He is now charged only with making terroristic threats.
(------------)


[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mdo]
[TAPE#=SP-130 24:16]
[GRAPHIC=Dazzle]

The Roanoke Dazzle is holding its first Camp Dazzle Basketball School at Virginia Western Community College this week.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

The camp has kids ranging in age from six to fifteen. It is run by Dazzle head coach Kent Davison who is teaching the youngsters fundamentals.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Kent Davison/Dazzle Camp Director; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=......the skill level"]
(------------)



[S-Ice]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mdo]
[TAPE#=SP-127 17:57]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


It was a cool day today in the Ice Station where former Express star Tim Christian began his second annual hockey school.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Ice Station; :00]


The camp, which runs through Friday, has sixteen campers ranging in age from nine to seventeen with all skill levels. This camp is a skills development camp to improve the individual aspects of these young players.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="We're just trying..."]
[SUPER=01-Tim Christian/Hockey Camp Director; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q="a better player."]
(---------------)



[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-133 905TC]
[GRAPHIC=REDSKINS]


The Washington Redskins are getting set to break camp in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and head east later this week - as in The Far East! The Skins play the 49ers in Osaka, Japan this coming weekend in the NFL's annual American Bowl. Mike Stevens has our passport at Training Camp.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Eiji Nagaoka/Writer for "The Sankei Shimbun"; :45]
[SUPER=01-Chris Samuels/Redskins Offensive Tackle; :59]
[SUPER=01-Steve Spurrier/Redskins Head Coach; 1:24]
[SUPER=@mike1; :1:37]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=....NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
(---------------)

(( Japanese Media members have been as much a part of training camp this summer as their American counterparts. They are here to cover the Redskins, but mainly to hype the this coming weekend's game in Osaka. ((NAT SOUND OF SPURRIER:)) Spurrier has done his best to embrace the Japanese media members and make them feel welcome. They are doing their best to understand what is a very American game. They have been won over by the littlest of men Darrell Green and biggest of players in 300 pound Chris Samuels. ((EIJI NAGAOKA/WRITER FOR THE SANKEI SHIMBUM:)) ((CHRIS SAMUELS:)) As a first year coach - Spurrier could do without the extended break in camp - but he's at least resigned himself to the fact that he is now traveling halfway around the world.)) ((STEVE SPURRIER:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))

[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP_129 18:43]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


The Atlanta Falcons training camp continues this week from Greenville, South Carolina and many eyes remain focussed on quarterback Michael Vick.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greenville, SC; :00]

July 12th Vick worked out with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and future hall of famer Steve Young. The two will continue talking by phone during the season and the workout went well.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/Falcons Starting Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:22]

(-----------) [OUT Q=.....it's great"]