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The Governor's in town to size up the drought. We'll hear from him and a local farmer.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Plus "dusting" for prints at a crime scene goes the way of the paddy wagon and night stick.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - the UVA football team prepares to get down to business in Charlottesville Steve Mason will have a LIVE report from Scott Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]

And the Virginia Tech freshmen open practice this morning with high hopes and another Vick.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Looks like the hazy, hot and humid weather will stick around for another day or two. I'll let you know what's in store for the rest of the work week coming up.
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News 7 is next.
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The Governor surveys a farm here in the Roanoke Valley... one stuck in the throws of drought...
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]


Warner says: in times like these, Virginia needs a state water policy.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.

[Warner-Drought]


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Virginia is in the third year of its worst drought in decades.
And today Governor Warner traveled to a Roanoke County farm to see the effects.
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He promised limited help to farmers ... and asked residents to keep conserving water.
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Marya Jones is out at the Old Poage Farm tonight with more.
Keith and Shannon, Bill Poage's farm is experiencing its driest year ever.
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And today, the Governor crunched through it.
Warner acknowledged he can only help farmers by lobbying the federal government for more disaster aid.
But he said he COULD do more to ease the state's water supply problems.
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(( Towering high above Bill Poage's parched, puny corn, the most powerful man in the state had to call on a higher power for help.
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((WARNER: THIS IS ONE ANSWER THAT LEGISLATION ISN'T GOING TO SOLVE. WE NEED HELP FROM THE GOOD LORD. )) [RUNS:09]
The drought that has hit all of Virginia has a firm grip on the Poage family farm.
Poage runs a dairy and vegetable farm in Roanoke County.
It's the first time in 50 years he'll have to buy feed to get his cows through the winter... at a cost of 40-thousand dollars.
This year, he says, he'll be lucky to break even.
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((NATS: THE STATE OF VIRGINIA IS NOT GONNA GET NO INCOME OUT OF ME THIS YEAR. WE NEED IT. WE NEED IT, LET ME TELL YOU. SORRY.)) [RUNS:06]
To help, Warner cut weight restrictions for trucks carrying hay.. making it easier and cheaper for farmers who can't grow their own.
He also has asked the federal government to speed up disaster aid to 23 drought-stricken counties and another 20 that are asking for help.
He says residents who conserve water are helping, too.
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((WARNER: TRADITIONALLY THE WAY WE'VE DEALT WITH DROUGHT SITUATIONS IS TO RELY UPON THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND WATER AUTHORITIES ISSUING WATER RESTRICTIONS. AND IF THAT IS NOT SUFFICIENT WE CAN STEP IN WITH STATE-WIDE MANDATORY RESTRICTIONS.)) [RUNS:16]))
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Giles County officials will meet tomorrow night to add up the cost of flood damage....
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County Administrator John Talbott says the figures could be as high as 3-million dollars. Emergency personnel and public service officials will attend the meeting to submit their estimates. Flash flooding hit the area hard and fast in the early morning hours last Friday....bringing more than five inches of rain. About 300 homes and businesses were damaged. The area also suffered a water main break and had to ask residents to conserve.
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[L'burg-Shooting]


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A Lynchburg teenager is still in critical condition after being shot in the head last night.
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It happened around 10:30 in the 900 block of Fifth Street.
Police officers were in the area when they heard several gun shots being fired.
That's when they discovered a 16-year-old boy lying in the street with a gunshot wound to his head.
He was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital.
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[Langford]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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A Lynchburg man charged with the city's first murder of the year will undergo a psychiatric evaluation to see if he's fit to stand trial.
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47-year-old Randall Lee Langford is accused of shooting to death 51-year-old Loretta Lynn Napier in March.
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Police say Langford and Napier were longtime friends.. they haven't discussed a motive for the shooting.
Langford was scheduled for a preliminary hearing this morning, but it was continued at the request of his attorneys so he can be evaluated.
A new hearing is set for October.
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[ WIPE ** WIPE ** WIPE ]

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The psychiatric evaluations of Appalachian School of Law shooting suspect Peter Odighizuwa are in ... but sealed ...
Last month a judge ordered him to undergo evaluations by two experts. Today his defense attorney says the findings are in and that they both reach the same conclusion. A hearing is scheduled for next Thursday in Buchanan County Court. The judge will determine if Odighizuwa is fit to stand trial. He is facing capital murder charges for the January shooting deaths of three people at the Appalachian School of Law

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[Truckers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A growing number of Virginia manufacturers and trucking firms are lining up to oppose tolls on Interstate 81.
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The Virginia Department of Transportation is now considering a proposal that would impose tolls on trucks to pay for the construction of additional lanes.
But opponents say the plan could compromise safety, create major traffic problems in other areas and put an unfair burden on trucking firms and their customers.
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((DALE BENNETT: FIRST OF ALL WE THINK THAT THERE ARE CONCERNS AND HARMFUL IMPACTS OF THE STAR SOLUTIONS PROPOSAL THAT PEOPLE NEED TO STOP AND THINK ABOUT BEFORE THEY DECIDE THAT'S THE PLAN THEY WANT TO SUPPORT.))
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Dale Bennett spoke to the Roanoke Kiwanis Club this afternoon.
He is the co-chairman of Smart Solutions, a coalition that was created to oppose the Star Solutions plan.
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[Tease#1]
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State police show off their latest crime-fighting gadgets.
We'll show them to you next on NEws 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And later, take a trip back to the fifties... without even leaving Southwest Virginia.
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[Fingerprints]
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For those planning on committing a crime in Virginia...beware.
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Virginia State Police are brandishing a new weapon for solving crimes and finding criminals.
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Meghan Muldoon joins us from Richmond with more.
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Today the state police showed off their new state-of-the-art fingerprint imagers.
With these new gadgets they expect to make an unsolved crime a thing of the past.
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(( Gone are the days of messy dusting powders and hours of searching for a single fingerprint.
To go after criminals, Virginia State Police are going high-tech.
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State police say the cutting-edge technology will dramatically decrease the time spent searching for fingerprints.

And should also reveal evidence that might otherwise go unnoticed.
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((CHRIS HARRIS/SIRCHIE FINGER PRINT LABS: WITH THIS EQUIPMENT THEY'RE MORE LIKELY TO FIND FINGERPRINTS AT THE CRIME SCENE THAN THEY EVER WOULD HAVE BEEN WITHOUT IT.))
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Salem is one of seven offices across the state to recieve the unit and they are planning to put it to good use.
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Fighting crime isn't cheap...Each one of these imagers cost $15,000 dollars.
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but state officials say its worth it.

[Kyle]


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A Galax woman is charged with embezzling more than 86- thousand dollars from her employer. 43-year-old Linda Kyle was indicted Monday. The Carroll County Commonwealth's Attorney says she worked in the offices of Kentucky Derby Hosiery and had access to the checks. The embezzlement is alleged to have occurred every month from November 1999 to April of this year. Kyle is out on bond. No court date has been set.

[FEMA-Grant]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The Salem Fire Department is upgrading safety equipment thanks to a federal grant program....
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The department is being awarded over 111-thousand dollars from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The money will buy 38 new self-contained breathing apparatus units. They're lighter, more efficient and a major upgrade from what they use now....
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/(R) 6TH DISTRICT; FIRE DEPARTMENTS AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL TEAMS ARE OUR FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE NOT ONLY INVOLVING LOCAL EMERGENCIES BUT POTENTIAL TERRORIST ATTACKS THAT COULD HAPPEN ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY. SO FOR THEM TO HAVE MORE MODERN EQUIPMENT... THEY ARE UPDATING EQUIPMENT THAT IS ABOUT 25-YEARS OLD.))
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The new units also have an alarm for safety purposes. Through the FEMA program, Salem will contribute about 12-thousand dollars for the equipment.
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[Stocks]


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Blue Chips recovered from their early-day losses. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 57 points.
NASDAQ fell 16.
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[Pike]


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The new U-S Marshal for Western Virginia says he'll be more than an administrator. He wants to spend time in the field with his deputies.
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After nearly two decades as Sheriff of Wythe County, Wayne Pike doesn't intend to change his style... as a hands-on leader.
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On his first full day on the job, Pike is looking forward to working with his staff of deputies.
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((WAYNE PIKE/US MARSHAL: IF THEY HAVE A TAC-TEAM OPERATION, I'LL BE THERE. AND I'LL DO MY ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES LIKE I DID AS SHERIFF. I'LL BE OUT AT NIGHT WORKING WITH THE GUYS. I THINK IF YOU DON'T HAVE CONTACT WITH THE GUYS WHO ARE OUT DOING THE WORK, YOU LOSE FOCUS ON WHAT'S GOING ON. AND I THINK THEY RESPECT YOU MORE IF YOU DO THAT.))
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U-S Marshals track down fugitives, transport prisoners and provide courthouse security.

[Ford-Convention]


[ANCHOR=SHannon]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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If you drive by a Roanoke hotel this week, you may wonder if the clock hasn't turned back almost 50 years.

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The "Crown Victoria Association" is holding its annual convention at the Wyndham Hotel. Members are devoted to a limited line of cars .. Fords made between 1954 and 56. You are invited to visit the Wyndham, see the cars, and meet the owners. They'll be here through Friday .. but most outdoor activity will occur during daytime hours. The Wyndham is just off I-581 in Roanoke .. at the Hershberger Road West exit.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports Marcus Vick and the rest of this highly touted freshmen class at Tech open practice this morning in Blacksburg.
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[VO-NAT and live with Mason out of Starlink!]

Mason adlibs from UVa
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[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The University of Virginia football team met the media and the fans today at Scott Stadium. In just three weeks - the Cavs open their season against Colorado State.
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[SUPER=05-Charlottesville;]


Steve Mason has been taking part in this afternoon's activities and he now checks in from Scott Stadium where Al Groh begins his second season as head coach.
[STEVE ROLL CUE:] ....this day was mostly about fun!

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[S-Hokies]


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Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer got his first look at his new recruits this morning in Blacksburg. Marcus Vick is the headliner in this year's freshman class, but as Travis Wells explains Vick wasn't the only one turning heads on day one of practice.
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[SUPER=01-Michael Malone/Hokies Freshman Receiver; :45]
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((Coach Frank Beamer laid down some ground rules for his incoming freshmen Wednesday. The 29 member class then hit the ground running.
Imoh: (14:39:37) "It's fun.....it's still fun." Beamer: (14:32:08) "The last three or four....good players in this class."
Marcus Vick was right on target during his first appearance in the Hokie maroon. Vick made a favorable first impression as did recruited walk-on Michael Malone, son of former NBA great Moses Malone.
Michael Malone: (14:38:28) "I know I was....how we do it over here." Marcus: (14:36:05) "It takes time...time to be right."
The upperclassmen will join the freshmen on campus Friday, followed by media day on Saturday and the first full squad practice on Sunday. In Blacksburg, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))

[S-Roy]


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The first annual Roy Stanley Memorial golf tournament is fast approaching, along with the event's accompanying auction. The golf tournament, which is scheduled for Sunday August 18th at Hanging Rock, still has some openings in both the morning and afternoon flights.
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[GO TO PINNACLE PAGE W/ PHONE NUMBER] But you need to get your teams together soon and get your entries in to us as quickly as possible. Plus, we have a big change to announce concerning the auction on Thursday night August 15th at the Salem Civic Center.
Originally, the auction included a dinner and required the advance purchase of $20 dollar ticket. But as Roy would like it - and as many of you have requested - we have scrapped that idea and the auction is now FREE and open to anyone wanting to bid on the many items that will be up for grabs. For more info call 777-3241.
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[S-Leslie]


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And finally tonight, history was made last night in the WNBA.
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Lisa Leslie recorded the historic first dunk in the history of the league. The 6-5 Leslie, who plays for the LA Sparks threw down the one handed dunk with 4:44 left in the first half. As luck would have it it was her only basket of the half as Leslie misfired on her other seven shots and committed 5 turnovers. (------------)