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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Ahead on NEWS 7 at six...
The race to fill Vance Willkins seat in the House of Delegates picks up speed...
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[VO-NAT]

And, these kids aren't hitting the books just yet... So, find out what has these Roanoke County school children eager to get down to work with summer vacation still in swing.
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[Sports-head]


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Tonight in sports, a check on Tech's first preseason scrimmage on the gridiron, Andre Davis is turning heads in Cleveland, and
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[VO-NAT]


the Shelor Dodge 200 is about an hour away. Mike Stevens has a preview in just a few minutes.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Brent]
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We got off to a cool start but it turned out to be another gorgeous day across the region. Lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures. Sunday looks much the same. I'll have the details coming up in the forecast. [Video-Open]
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[IN Q=I've never seen almost 500]

((RODNEY TAYLOR: I'VE NEVER SEEN ALMOST 500 PEOPLE SHOW UP FOR A DISTRICT CONVENTION. THIS IS A PHENOMINAL TURNOUT. IT MAY BE ONE OF THE LARGEST EVER.))
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[OUT Q=the largest ever]
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[VO-NAT]


Democrats in the 24th district are optimistic they can finally take a seat away from the Republicans in Virginia's House of Delegates.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=News7at 6]


Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[24th-District]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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The race is on for Delegate Vance Wilkins' House of Delegates seat.
The veteran G-O-P legislator is stepping down after a sexual harassment scandal.
Now, a special election is needed to find his replacement. [TAKE 24TH DISTRICT MAP IN BAM]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Teresa/Justin BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now to tell us who will be on the ballot. Justin?
[ANCHOR=Justin]


Teresa, whoever wins this special election will serve one year.
[LIVE=Justin/FULL]
[SUPER=@justin1; ]


Before today, two Democrats and one Republican were seeking the former speaker's seat.
Now, we have a clearer picture of exactly who is running.
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[SUPER=03-Buena Vista]


Today, democrats in the 24th district gathered at Parry McCluer High School.
Lexington resident Mimi Elrod and Amherst County businessman Rodney Taylor ran for the democratic nomination at the convention.
In the end, Elrod came out on top.
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((MIMI ELROD/(D) CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES: MY BIGGEST CONCERN IS WITH THE FISCAL SITUATION THAT WE ARE IN A MESS FISCALLY AND WE NEED TO GET OUT OF THAT. AND I WANT TO WORK HARD TO FIND CREATIVE SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS THAT PRESENTS TO US.))
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Elrod's opponent will be Republican Rockbridge County native Ben Cline who is the former chief of staff to 6th District Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
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[IN Q=Dealing with red tape]

((BEN CLINE/(R) CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES: DEALING WITH RED TAPE THAT GOVERNMENT CAUSES, WORKING TO CUT THAT RED TAPE, BALANCE THE BUDGET, THOSE ARE ISSUES THAT I CAN TAKE TO RICHMOND REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE THAT I CAN TAKE AND MY WORK WITH THE PROBLEMS CITIZENS HAVE FACED WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, I WILL TAKE THAT TO RICHMOND AND HELP THEM WORK WITH STATE GOVERNMENT.))
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Whoever wins will represent the 24th district which includes Rockbridge County, Lexington, most of Amherst County and a small portion of Augusta County.
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[LIVE=Justin/FULL]


The winner of this special election will serve out the remaining one year of Wilkins' term.
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As for Wilkins' role in this campaign Teresa, both candidates say they hope and expect his history not to be an issue.

[Ax-Bedford]


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State police are investigating a fatal accident in Bedford County. Emergency crews were called out around 5-45 this morning to Water Lick Road in Forest. Two vehicles were involved .. one of them overturned .. and at least one person is dead. There is no word on any other injuries.

[Johnson]


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Sentencing is imposed on a former Y-M-C-A volunteer basketball coach in Roanoke. 29- year old Jermaine Lamont Johnson was sentenced yesterday to four years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of distributing crack cocaine. Police said he sold the drugs to an undercover officer. Johnson's defense attorney says his client was trying to raise money to buy Christmas presents for his children.

[Hidden-Valley]


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Plenty of school pride is already taking shape at Roanoke County's newest high school.
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Today, parents and their children gathered at Hidden Valley High School to assemble desks and other equipment for the new building.
And, Roanoke County's Superintendent of Schools was among the volunteers.
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[IN Q=Most people don't expect]

((LINDA WEBER/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: MOST PEOPLE DON'T EXPECT THE SUPERINTENDENT GET DOWN AND DIRTY. WELL WHAT CAN WE SAY IT GOES WITH THE TERRITORY. WHY WAS IT IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO BE PART OF THE BUILDING PROCESS AND ROLLING UP YOUR SLEEVES AND GETTING DOWN TO WORK? CAUSE IT NEEDS TO BE DONE AND ANYTHING THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE I FEEL LIKE I HAVE TO BE A PART OF IT.))
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[OUT Q=to be a part of it]
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The 30-million dollar facility has 200-thousand square feet of space.
And with no senior class this year, the building will house 750 students to start.
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[IN Q=It's pretty nice]

((ANTHONY NADER/STUDENT: IT'S PRETTY NICE, IT'S COOL. IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFERENT GOING TO A BRAND NEW SCHOOL THIS YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Anthony Nader/Student]
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The school officially opens August 26th.
An open house is scheduled for next Saturday.
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[Dominion-Vote]


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There appears to be some movement involving talks between Dominion Virginia Power and its striking electrical workers.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File]

Dominion Virginia Power and the union representing the striking workers are said to be inching back to the bargaining table. The union says it has presented the company with a new contract proposal, which Dominion said it will review this weekend. The workers have been on strike since breaking off talks August 2nd. The union represents 37-hundred Dominion employees in Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia.
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[Blues-BBQ]


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Good music and good food are the stars of the show in Bedford tonight...
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Tonight Bedford Main Street is sponsporing the first annual Bedford Blues and Bar-b-que Festival at the Farmers Market. There is a five-dollar admission fee to enter. Half of the proceeds from tonights event will be donated to the National D-Day Memorial.
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Bedford Main Street has already raised more than three thousand dollars for the D-Day Memorial. The event kicked off at 5 o'clock and will run until 11 o'clock tonight. Children under 12 years old will be admitted for free.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=2-Shot]
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Still to come on NEWS 7 at six... The city of Roanoke prepares to beef up its search for speeding motorists.
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And, a local community tips its hat those who volunteer their time to make their community a safer place to live. First...let's get the latest on the forecast from the Brent Watts in the Weather Center.
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[Radio-Ratings]


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Q-99's back on top of the Roanoke-Lynchburg radio market.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
That's the result of the spring Arbitron survey.
Star Country was second.
Former number 1 WROV fell to third, followed by country station WYYD and top 40 outlet K-92.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Star Country topped the ratings charts in the New River Valley.

[Speeding-Patrol]


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The city of Roanoke is once again taking aim at speeders. Each week-- the department will be releasing four areas their officers plan to target.
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[TAKE PINNACLE 1004ESSC] This week-- officers will be using radar along the 36- hundred block of Belle Avenue NorthEast... as well as the 26- hundred block of Vancouver Avenue Northwest. Police will also be patrolling using radar along Penmar Avenue SouthEast... along with the 25- hundred block of Westover Avenue SouthWest. Police say the areas are chosen based on concerns from residents.
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[Firefighters]


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A heartfelt thanks went out to the men and women who sometimes risk their own lives to save others.
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Botetourt County declared today "Fire and Rescue Appreciation Day" in the county.
The event held at Lord Botetourt High School was organized to show the county's appreciation to the fire and rescue volunteers who work tirelessly without compensation.
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((STEVE CLINTON/BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: THE RESPONSE WHENEVER THE TIME IS CALLED FOR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS, HOUSE FIRES, BRUSH FIRES, JUST EVERYTHING. THEY DO SO MUCH AND THEY DO WITHOUT COMPENSATION. THEY DO IT WITHOUT FANFARE SO THIS IS OUR OPPORTUNITY TO COMPENSATE THEM IN A WAY TO RECOGNIZE WHAT THEY DO AND GIVE THEM A LITTLE BIT OF FANFARE.))
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The volunteers and their families were treated to a free catered meal, children's activities, and a competition between the departments.
This is the second year for this appreciation day in Botetourt County.
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[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still ahead on News 7 at 6, it's racing under the lights and on prime time at the New River Valley Speedway tonight on Your Hometown Station. Travis Wells will have a preview...
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[VO-NAT]

and also this fundraiser was making waves at Smith Mountain Lake today. We'll have more coming up.
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[Mission-Festival]


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Some local organizations are on a mission this weekend.
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The first annual World Missions Festival is taking place today at Elmwood Park in Roanoke.
The event features everything from singing groups and informational booths, to games for children.
The goal of the festival is to raise awareness of the mission work that goes on in the Roanoke Valley.
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[IN Q=There are so many]

((MICHELE MEINHART/FESTIVAL COORDINATOR: THERE ARE SO MANY MISSION ORGANIZATIONS LOCATED RIGHT HERE IN ROANOKE WHO PROVIDE FOOD, AND CLOTHING FOR NEEDY PEOPLE, WHO PROVIDE COUNSELING AND EVEN A LITERACY PROGRAM IS HERE TODAY SO THERE'S REALLY A LOT THAT TAKES PLACE RIGHT HERE IN ROANOKE, YOU REALLY DON'T HAVE TO LEAVE TOWN TO DO MISSIONS WORK.))
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More than twenty churches of all different faiths are represented at the festival.
It continues until 9:30 tonight at Elmwood Park.
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[Boat-Show]


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The 12th annual Antique and Classic Boat Show made a splash at the Parkway Marina at Smith Mountain Lake today.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; ;]


These boats aren't just showpieces, they are all operational, and all are classics. The event attracted nearly fifty boats from eleven states, and is a testament to the classics.
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[IN Q=These are all...]

((DON SMITH/EVENT ORGANIZER; THESE ARE ALL ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC WOODEN BOATS, SOME OF 'EM BACK INTO THE 20'S. THEY STOPPED MAKING WOODEN BOATS IN '64. ALL THE BOATS ARE ALL MAHOGANY. THEY WERE THE BOATS OF THE 40'S AND 50'S.))
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Smith says it can take several years to rebuilt a classic boat. There is no admission fee, but you are encouraged to donate money. This year, all proceeds raised at the boat show will be donated to the Lake Christian Ministries.
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[She-Doos-Preview]


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There's a new gang trolling the waters of Smith Mountain Lake.
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[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake;]

They're all over fifty years old, and most of them are grandmothers who cruise the lake on jet-skis. They say they do get some strange looks, but they don't mind...
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((ANN SHELTON/SHE-DOOS; WE DON'T LOOK AT 'EM WE JUST KEEP GOING... BUT WE DO GET SOME COMMENTS WHEN WE STOP FOR BREAKFAST AND PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE'RE DOING ON THE LAKE.))
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The She-Doos meet once a week, and take in sights around the lake, or just sit and talk, and they have some strict rules before you can join their club...
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[TAKE PROFILE PROMO BOARD] We'll have more on the She-Doos tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning, beginning at 8 o'clock.
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[Sports tease]


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Coming up in sports, we'll get you set for the Shelor Dodge 200 in the New River Valley, the Hokies hold their first scrimmage of fall practice and this
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former Hokie is getting paid to play. Andre Davis checks in from Browns training camp next.
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[S-Racing]


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Your Hometown Station is getting ready for a big night of racing at the New River Valley Speedway. And you can catch all the action without ever leaving your house tonight. Here's Mike Stevens with more.
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[S-Tech]


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The A-P Top 25 was released this afternoon and the Virginia Tech Hokies find themselves in the 16th spot in the first poll of the season. This afternoon Coach Frank Beamer put his troops through their first scrimmage of fall practice. Kevin Jones ripped off a 60 yard touchdown run. As for the quarterbacks, Grant Noel was 6 of 8 passing while Bryan Randall also had a solid day with the exception of one interception. Noel is still the starter, and Randall hasn't done much to gain on him.
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[S-Davis]


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Andre Davis is one former Hokie who is trying to make an impression in the NFL. Davis joins Ben Taylor in Cleveland where
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he's not only been running pass routes, but also fielding punts. The 2nd round pick is hoping to find a niche in Cleveland where the receiving corps is already plenty deep.
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Andre's deal with the Browns is a four year pact, but he hasn't had much time to think about his newfound wealth.
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[OUT Q=able to make plays."]
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Andre has also kept busy on the internet over the past few weeks. You can keep up with Andre and the Browns training camp with his journal entries at Cleveland Browns dot-com.

[S-Baseball]


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On the diamond today, Pedro Martinez extended his scoreless inning streak to 31 as the Red Sox took care of the Twins at Fenway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/Fox Sports; :00]


The Bosox didn't need much offense today and they got just enough. Rey Sanchez singles to right field scoring Shea Hillenbrand and Boston led 2-nothing after 2.
Pedro then did the rest, striking out 8 and allowing just four hits in 8 innings of work. Martinez is now 16 and
2 as the Red Sox try and gain on the Yanks, beating Minnesota 2-to nothing. Now the rest of today's numbers.
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[S-Scores]


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[go to motion] [go to scores]
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[Programming]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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And we would like to remind you that because we are bringing you live coverage of tonight's race at the New River Valley Speedway, Big Brother will be delayed, and will air after News 7 at 11.