[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Police say the person who killed a Campbell County man last night was apparently on a mission.
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[V/O-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And an arrest for air fresheners draped around the rear view mirror. It's not a new law but the way it's being used may turn out to be a real education.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - an update on the Roy Stanley Memorial auction. Patrick Henry gets come Friday Football props tonight.
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[VO-NAT]

And he may not be the starter, but Bryan Randall certainly has a head start when and if his number is called for the Hokies.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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The air quality is better and the temperature slightly cooler. Can we can a shower to complete the improvement? Stay tuned for the forecast.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-SHot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


A dispute over the function of a state commission could affect the future of state government
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A former governor is now looking to the current governor for answers.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young. [Wilder-Cuts]
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Are members of Governor Mark Warner's commission on government waste just wasting their time?
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


That's what the chairman and former Governor Doug Wilder says the panel is doing by not recommending specific cuts.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-SHannon & Meghan/State Microwave;]


Meghan Muldoon is in Richmond with more on the story.
[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Meghan1]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


Wilder has a hit list of state agencies he thinks should go and he was clearly disappointed today that the rest of the Commission and perhaps even Governor Warner aren't on the same page.
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[SUPER=01-Ellen Qualls/Governor's Press Secretary; :]
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[OUT Q=CUTS WOULD BE MONEY.]

(( In a raucous meeting, a commission studying government efficiency refused to move forward with Wilder's proposals to eliminate five state agencies, a cabinet position and to sell state-owned liquor stores.
Instead they voted to accept general criteria for cutting government waste.
Wilder insists that's not what Governor Warner wanted.
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But what the Governor wants isn't entirely clear.
When he announced the creation of the panel in January, Warner said he was hoping for specific cuts but now it appears unclear whether he wants the commission to go that far.
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[OUT Q=WHAT THEY'RE THINKING.]


Wilder insists that the Commission's mandate to make specific agency cuts has been clear from the beginning.
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[IN Q=NO ONE SHOULD BE TAKEN BY SURPRISE.]

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Wilder says the commission's mandate is made clearer in light of the state's record budget shortfall. He says the state needs the panel to make tough decisions.

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[IN Q=CRITERIA IS NOT MONEY.]

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Wilder says he intends to ask Warner what he wants from the panel.
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Warner is currently on vacation but his spokeswoman said Wilder and Warner will probably talk by phone on Friday.



[Scott]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The city of Danville has lost a member of city council.
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[vo-nat 97-80 pilot]
[super=03-Danville/1997; ]

According to Scott Funeral home, councilman Charles Scott died today. The 48- year old Scott, who suffered from diabetes, was first elected to Danville city council in 1998. Scott was a pilot-- He was also vice president of Wyatt Buick and is a former Chairman of the Danville Regional Airport Commission.
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[West-Nile]


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Three birds infected with the West Nile virus have now been found in the Lynchburg area.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]

Last week, an infected pigeon was found in the Hill City Yesterday, the Cental Health District received word that a crow found near Campbell Avenue tested positive, and today test results showed a bird found off of Route 24 in Appomattox was infected. So far, no people have been reported infected in Southwest Virginia.
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[Campbell-Murder]


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The search for a killer continues in Campbell County after a fatal shooting near Lynch Station last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Around midnight, authorities say a masked gunman walked into this home on Dearing Ford Road and shot to death 26-year-old Tony O'Brien Stone.
Stone's two brothers, his mother and an infant child were also in the house at the time, but they were not injured.
Police would not discuss a motive, but say the shooting did "not" appear to be random.
Investigators are pursuing several leads but no arrest has been made.
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[Mirror-Law]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
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It's a crime... the stuff people have dangling from their rear-view mirrors. That's not a comment about the KINDS of things people have hanging in their vehicles.
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[SUPER=01-Sgt. Dan Jessee/State Police; :20]
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(( It's actually is a violation of state law to have anything other than the mirror or a sun visor blocking the windshield. Many motorists just have to display their favorite sport, or feel compelled to put their patriotism out front. Whether they know it or not, they're rolling the dice with these things, begging for attention from the law.
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((ANYTHING HANGING FROM THE MIRROR THAT OBSTRUCTS THE VISION OF THE DRIVER INSIDE AND NOT APPROVED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT IS CONSIDERED TO BE A VIOLATION.)) [RUNS08]
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That means ANYthing- -under Virginia Code Section 46-point-2-dash-10-54... whether it's the Lord Jesus or the Devil Himself, an effort to clear the air or catch a dream.
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(( I DIDN'T KNOW THAT.))

[SOT @1:52:25]

((Does it concern you? NOT REALLY, SINCE NOBODY'S EVER MENTIONED IT.))

[SOT @1:45]

((WELL, THANK YOU FOR SAVING ME.)) Not everyone we talked with was so contrite.
[SOT @1:48:50]

((I HEAR YA))

[SOT 1:49:35]

((THERE'S NOTHING OBSTRUCTING MY VIEW, SO WHO CARES WHAT THEY SAY.)) [RUNS03] His dice are heirlooms, having hung in the family van.
[SOT @ 1:50]

((The police could pull you over for that. THEN I'LL HAVE A VERY HEATED ARGUMENT WITH THEM. THAT'S JUST THE WAY I WAS BORN. I'M A VERY STUBBORN PERSON. Then who knows what that might lead to, they might want to search your vehicle and hassle you for something else. I HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE. THAT'S THE WAY I AM. IT'S JUST DICE.)) [RUNS:21] The law has been on the books since 1960. State police aren't saying they've begun using it as an excuse to pull someone over they SUSPECT of something else. But that has happpend.
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((WE STOP A VEHICLE FOR SPEEDING, IT ENDS UP BEING A DRUG CASE OR AN ALCOHOL CASE. ANY VIOLATION HAS THAT POTENTIAL.))

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Just last month a trooper pulled a woman over in Wythe County, because she had a bunch of air fresheners in her van. Josefina Bueno Duarte allegedly had almost seven kilos of cocaine hidden in the rear quarter panel. She told the trooper a man at a car wash in Chicago had asked her to drive to Winston Salem.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Still ahead on News 7, a little relief on this hot summer's day.
More water will soon be flowing into Roanoke's supply.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus see how a Virginia Tech professor's experience fighting fires out west could help Virginia's forests.
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[Earnings]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


It's D-day for leaders of some of the largest corporations in the country. Chief executive officers and financial officers must submit and certify the accuracy of their financial statements to the Securities and Exchange Commission today.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The S-E-C required the filings in the wake of accounting scandals as a way to ease investor concerns.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-SHannon & Rachel /Newsroom]

Rachel Cannon is in our newsroom to tell us how some of the companies in our area measure up...Rachel? Keith and Shannon... Nearly 7-hundred corporations are required to file today ...
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[SUPER=@Rachel1;]

while more than 2-hundred have be given until December. On the local level - - some are taking their time.
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[***RACHEL'S MIC HOT***]
[SUPER=@File;]

Retailer Belk - - is expected to provide financial statements in the middle of next month. Kroger, one of the nation's largest supermarkets, is expected to file on October First. Now some companies that did file today .... Roanoke based Advance Auto. It certified its finances, announcing an increase in earnings per share. Anthem Incorporated also filed. That's the company that acquired Trigon health care and now insures more than 2 million Virginians. Norfolk Southern submitted the required paperwork - saying lower railway operating expenses have allowed for added revenue.
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Newsroom]

Clear Channel Communications - which owns several radio stations in our area - - filed. It says while concert ticket sales are down, there's growth in the radio business and that advertising dollars are returning. Analysts are looking to the filings to see if some companies inflated earnings in earlier reports ...
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-SHannon & Rachel /Newsroom;]

Keith and Shannon, none of the local companies that filed today say they will need to re-evaluate their original statements.

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Striking Dominion Virginia Power workers marched outside the state capitol today, and walked away with another contract proposal to consider.
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((NATS: LOCAL 50, ON STRIKE, LOCAL 50, ON STRIKE.))
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Workers have been on strike since August 2nd.
They're demanding better pensions and health care plans for retirees.
Today, Dominion offered them a new 5-year contract proposal that it says improves those things.
The union represents 37-hundred workers in Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia.
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[Stocks]


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Wall Street staged a powerful late-session rally. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW climbed 261 points.
NASDAQ gained 65.
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[Oregon-Fires]


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A group of 20 volunteer firefighters from around the region traveled to Medford, Oregon recently...to help battle the state's biggest wildfires.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


One Virginia Tech Professor was in that group, and came home just this past week.
Myranda Stephens has more.
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[SUPER=01-Shep Zedaker/VA Tech Forestry Dept.; :04]
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(( He jokes about it now...
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((SHEP ZEDAKER/VA TECH FORESTRY DEPT.: YOU'RE ON THE LINE 16 HOURS A DAY FOR 14 DAYS STRAIGHT, SO, I'M NOT SURE EVERYONE WANTS THAT SORT OF WORK (LAUGHS).)) [RUNS:07]
But, when Virginia Tech Forestry Professor, Shep Zedaker got the call to fight fires in Oregon...it was no laughing matter. More in his eyes...the perfect opportunity.////
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((I WANTED TO FULFILL THOSE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS WHICH I DID WHILE I WAS THERE, SO, NOW, OUR VIRGINIA TECH FIREFIGHTING CREW CAN GO JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE)) [RUNS:09]
Those requirements enabled Zedaker to become a certified fire crew boss...a title that didn't matter all that much 25-years ago, when he last fought a huge fire.
But, now that he's actually teaching a course in firefighting...it's a big deal.
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[SOT 15:13]

(("BEFORE, YOU KNOW, WHEN WE HAD A FIRE OVER THE STATE LINES, WE COULDN'T GO UNLESS SOMEBODY ELSE WAS THEIR LEADER. SO, NOW, WE CAN GO WITH ME TAKING THE CREW OVER THERE SO THAT'S A BENEFIT TO US.")) [RUNS:13]
Zedaker says he saw flames as high as 200 feet...nothing like the fires he's seen here. Still, that doesn't mean it can't happen. In fact, he says, with our dry weather...we may find that out sooner than we think.
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[SOT 16:32]

(("BECAUSE WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE MOVING FROM URBAN AREAS INTO WOODED AREAS, INTO THE FOREST FRINGE, THEIR HOMES ARE GOING TO BE AT RISK IF WE HAVE THE KIND OF FIRE SEASON THAT'S EXPECTED.")) [RUNS:14]
Hopefully, that won't happen...but, if it does...Zedaker says he'll be ready...and with his new certification...so, will all of his students.
Myranda Stephens, News 7.))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - the Hokies have a totally different outlook concerning Bryan Randall this season.
With the Roy Stanley auction just a day away - the event's golf tournament sells out!
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[VO-NAT]

And the Patrick Henry high school football team gets a face lift both on and of the field this season.
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[S-Stanley]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Roy Stanley Memorial Auction is all set for tomorrow night at the Salem Civic Center. The silent auction gets underway at seven and runs until 8pm. Then the LIVE auction of 20 items begins just after eight. Admission is free at the Salem Civic Center Community Room. [GO TO SHOTS OF BASKETBALLS ON TABLE] These are just a few of the basketball items you will have shot at securing tomorrow night. A game ball autographed by the Roanoke Dazzle, next is an unusual piece of history - the ball signed by last year's UNC basketball team, plus, a ball signed by David Robinson and one signed by the four most successful coaches in the history of Roanoke College. With that you also will receive a game jersey, four Roanoke College basketball t-shirts and four season tickets for your family. Lots of great stuff - from some very generous folks in the community.
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[GO TO PINNACLE FULL SCREEN 6091] Again, the auction tomorrow night gets underway seven and it is FREE. And tonight we are proud to announce that the first annual Roy Stanley Memorial golf tournament this coming Sunday at Hanging Rock is a complete sellout!! More than 240 golfers will be on the course helping to raise funds for the two scholarships we will be funding through the tournament and auction.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
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Also, tonight it is our pleasure to tell you that Roy has been selected for induction into the Radford University Sports hall of fame tomorrow night. Roy is receiving a distinguished service award for his coverage of Radford athletics from their beginnings.

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Patrick Henry is one of many schools in our Friday Football Extra coverage area that has a new football coach this season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Kevin Clifford takes over for the Patriots this year and will try and build on last seasons 2 and 8 record. He is trying to first reconstruct the schools community interest in football. Clifford and his staff have given the field house a face lift.
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[OUT Q=.....build on that"]
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On the field, 120 kids have come out for the four programs and PH ordered 20 more helmets Tuesday. The varsity returns 14 starters and nine of them are on the defensive side of the ball.
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[OUT Q=.....looked real good"]
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[S-Tech]


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The Virginia Tech Hokies season opener with Arkansas State is now just 11 days away.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

The Hokies appear to have ended their brief quarterback competition and left the starting job in the hands of Grant Noel. But one thing is different from this time last year - Bryan Randall is not only bigger and better - he has gained the respect and the confidence of his coaches, the fans and fellow players.
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[SUPER=01-Bryan Stinespring/Va. Tech Offensive Coordinator; :21]
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[OUT Q=...RECOGNIZE THAT."]
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[S-UVA]


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News 7 sports learned late this afternoon that star UVa recruit Ahmad Brooks has withdrawn from Fork Union and enrolled at Hargrave Military Academy where he will play football this upcoming season. The standout linebacker made this decision because, if he gets the required SAT scores in October, Hargrave will allow him to leave school in January and enroll at Virginia in the spring where he could play spring football. According to sources, Fork Union requires a student to stay the entire school year.
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While Roanokers are looking for rain in the forecast, the city continues to search for new sources of water.
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]


By next week, a well in southeast Roanoke could be pumping a million gallons a day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The health department has approved the site, and crews are now making final preparations to bring the well on-line.
Muse Spring once served the city as a source of drinking water, and officials believe a deep well there will provide a steady supply of high quality water.
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[IN Q=We hope to have it turned on]

((MIKE MCEVOY: WE HOPE TO HAVE IT TURNED ON IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. WE'RE BEHIND ON CONSTRUCTION. THIS ONE WAS PUT TOGETHER ON THE FLY, SO WE'VE HAD SOME MATERIAL ISSUES IN GETTING THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT IN PLACE, BUT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS APPROVED THE SITE AND WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT GETTING IT GOING.))
[SUPER=01-Mike McEvoy/Roanoke City Utilities Dir.;]
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[OUT Q=getting it going.]
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[VO-NAT]


A geologist has also identified five other locations that appear to be promising locations for new wells. (------------)