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The drought has reached crisis proportions. So says Governor Warner who's addressing the drought as a state-wide issue.
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And a man turns himself in for murder by calling 9-1-1, then turns the gun on himself.

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local reaction from a former major league on baseball's save, The Hokies offense must bring its' A game against the Tigers,
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and qualifying is washed out at the Lady in Black.
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It's not the brightest holiday forecast we've seen. Make your plans to dodge a few showers now.
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News 7 is next.
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The rain hasn't dampened the drought.
Governor Warner puts much of the state under mandatory restrictions.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
Shannon is off tonight.

[Warner-Drought]


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Lawn-watering and car-washing is now banned throughout most of the state from as far west as Montgomery County all the way to the coast.
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[Take Map FS]
Affected areas, which can be seen on this map, include Roanoke, Lynchburg, Danville, Radford and Lexington.
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Meghan Muldoon has more on the governor's actions. She joins us now from Richmond.
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Despite the recent rain, Governor Warner said today the drought is still with us and probably will be for a long time.
With continued dry conditions in the forecast, he says local and voluntary restrictions aren't going to be enough.

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(( Governor Warner is banning the use of water for nonessential purposes for most of the state, that includes washing cars and watering lawns.
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The restrictions apply on a river-by-river basis, affecting all areas except Northern Virginia and the far southwest part of the state.
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[IN Q=THIS WILL BE A CHALLENGING TIME IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE PROTECT]

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The Governor is asking state agencies to cut their water usage by at least 15 percent.
And he says he seeking additional federal relief.
The drought, he says, has reached crisis proportions.
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Warner says the state will be monitoring water usage on a weekly basis.
He says if these measures don't prove effective, he's prepared to do more.
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The Governor says he will act statewide if conditions worsen.
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He also says fines could increase for noncompliance of the ban to include a 25 hundred dollar fine and jailtime.


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While the mandatory restrictions may not come as a surprise... they're causing some big changes in many parts of the area. Rachel Cannon has that angle
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(([NATS - water] Even on a dreary day - the car wash is still going forward. Owner Walt Lacy expects the new restrictions only increase the lines at his Orange Avenue location.
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((WALT LACY/CAR WASH OWNER; WE EXPECT ROUGHLY ANYWHERE FROM 15 TO 18 PERCENT INCREASE IN OUR WASH VOLUME.))
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It may make customers happy to know they can still keep their car clean while conserving water. Lacy says all automated care washes are very efficient with water usage.
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((WALT LACY/CAR WASH OWNER; ALL OUR WATER MECHANISMS ARE METERED DOWN WITH SMALL NOZZLES WE CAN WASH ROUGHLY TEN TO 18 CARS WITH THE SAME AMOUNT OF WATER YOU CAN WASH ONE CAR AT HOME WITH.))
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Roanoke County's Administrator is not surprised by today's news.
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((ELMER HODGE/ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOR; IT REALLY IS NECESSARY WE SUPPORT IT WE THINK THAT ITS PROBABLY LONG OVERDUE.))
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Now they're concentrating on implementation.
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((WE'RE REALLY WORKING THROUGH THE TERMS OF IT TO SEE HOW DO WE APPLY THIS TO OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM HOW DO WE APPLY O FIRE AND RESCUE AS WELL.))
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Hodge says the community will get some time to adjust and comply. To even enforce the restrictions with penalties or fines, Hodge says an ordinance must be put in place. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Roanoke.))
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[ON-CAM] The Board of Supervisors is expected to take up the ordinance issue at their September 10th meeting.

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Danville Police are investigating an apparent murder suicide.
It happened around 2:30 this morning on West Stokes Street.
Police say Cornell Elder called 9-1-1 to report he murdered Jessica Thompson.
Upon arrival, officers heard a gunshot and found them both dead in her home ...of gunshot wounds to the head.
Investigators say the two were friends, but no motive has been established so far.

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Tales of biker gangs, drug deals and retribution filled the third day of testimony in Elizabeth Farinacci's murder trial in Campbell County.
As Steve Smallshaw reports, the jury will have to decide who they think is the real killer... Farinacci or the man who testified against her today.
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That was Steve Smallshaw reporting.
Prosecutors are still finishing up their case at this hour.
The trial will resume Tuesday with closing arguments.

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Still ahead, a former state senator follows through with his threat to fight a special election.
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Plus the Corps could face cuts... as VMI deals with the state budget crunch.
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A lawsuit filed today seeks to have a special election held in the present 39th State Senate District .. the seat held until recently by retired State Senator Madison Marye.
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Today-- the Democrat and two registered voters filed suit against the secretary of the state board of elections. Because of redistricting-- the Governor has ordered that the special election to fill the remainder of Marye's term be held in Northern Virginia, where the district permanently moves in 2004.
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((MADISON MARYE/RETIRED STATE SENATOR; I THINK THAT THE PEOPLE HERE SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE ON WHO'S GOING TO REPRESENT THEM FOR THE NEXT 14 MONTHS OF MY EXPIRED, OF MY TERM.)) ((JONATHAN MCGRADY/MARYE'S ATTORNEY; IT'S BAD FOR VIRGINIA TECH, RADFORD UNIVERSITY AND AS A REGION IT'S BAD FOR SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, IF WE LOSE ONE SENATOR HERE IN THIS REGION, THAT COULD BE THE LOSS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS THAT COULD BE USED FOR EDUCATION, SCHOOLS, TEACHER RAISES, FIRE DEPARTMENT... AND THAT'S JUST NOT RIGHT. ))
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Marye and his attorney hope to get a court date as soon as possible-- the special election is set for November fifth.


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A pair of political newcomers are running to replace a veteran statesman in the 24th House of Delegates District. Richard Lesko met with both candidates today.
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(( Vance Wilkins served the 24th District for more than 20 years from Amherst, now two newcomers to the political arena are vying to take the 24th from the other side of the district. [TAKE MAP] The redrawn 24th includes Amherst and Rockbridge Counties, and part of Augusta County.
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((BEN CLINE/(R) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE; I AM A NATIVE OF ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, SO I'M EXCITED OF A ROCKBRIDGE NATIVE WITH CONSERVATIVE VALUES TAKING THOSE VALUES TO RICHMOND. BUT HAVING WORKED FOR CONGRESSMAN GOODLATTE, I KNOW PEOPLE IN AMHERST AND AUGUSTA COUNTY AS WELL, SO I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THEM AS WELL.))
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((MIMI ELROD/(D) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE; I KNOW IF I AM THE DELEGATE, I'M GOING TO BE JUST AS AWARE OF THE ISSUES IN AMHERST COUNTY, WHOEVER IS ELECTED WILL HAVE BEEN ELECTED BY ALL OF THE PEOPLE, AND WE CERTAINLY ARE OBLIGED TO BE AWARE OF ALL THE PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT.))
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Elrod and Cline are both running for political office for the first time, and both say the state budget, jobs and education are their top priorities. Both say replacing Former House Speaker Vance Wilkins will be a challenge, but look forward to the task.
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((BEN CLINE/(R) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE; VANCE WILKINS SERVED THIS AREA WELL FOR MANY MANY YEARS AND IT WILL BE A CHALLENGE FOR WHOEVER TAKES HIS PLACE TO MEASURE UP TO THE LEVEL OF CONSTITUENT SERVICE AND HARD WORK, BUT WE WILL GIVE IT OUR BEST EFFORT.))
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((MIMI ELROD/(R) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE; WHEN I GET TO RICHMOND, WHAT I'M GOING TO FOCUS ON IS REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE OF THIS DISTRICT, I THINK MISTER WILKINS DID A WONDERFUL JOB, IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT WONDERFUL, OF BUILDING UP THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN RICHMOND, AND I AM GOING THERE TO REPRESENT THE INTERESTS OF THIS DISTRICT.))
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Now the voters of the 24 will have the final say on who replaces Wilkins coming up on November 5th. Richard Lesko, News 7, Lexington.))

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Many convicted felons in Virginia will soon have an easier time regaining their right to vote. Governor Warner announced changes today for non-violent offenders. It reduces their waiting time after completion of sentence to three years from the present five. And the application for voting rights is reduced to one page. There is NO change for offenders convicted of violent or drug-related crimes.

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Blue chips gave up an earlier rally to join the high-tech sector in negative territory. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW lost seven and a half points.
NASDAQ fell 21.
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[VMI-Visitors]


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Some significant cutbacks may be on the way at the Virginia Millitary Institute.
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V-M-I's Board of Visitors is meeting this weekend, and discussing how to reduce their budget. The cuts are mandated by the commonwealth because of the state's economic situation.
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((KEN WHITE/VMI COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR; WE'VE BEEN ASKED TO LOOK AT THREE SCENARIOS, CUTTING YOUR BUDGET BY 7 PERCENT, 11 PERCENT, AND 15. AND SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING AT VMI, LOOKING AT THOSE THREE PLANS, AND TRYING TO MAKE THE CUTS RIGHT NOW, AND THEN WE'LL LEAVE IT UP TO THE STATE.))
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[OUT Q=up to the state.]
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VMI officials say the cutbacks won't be anywhere near the amount that Virginia Tech suffered in recent months. The Board of Visitors will hold meetings today and tomorrow in Lexington, and will wrap up on Sunday at New Market.
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reaction on baseball's decision to keep playing from Fleming coach and former major leaguer Al Holland, Tech talks Tigers
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and the Florida State Seminoles head coach Bobby Bowden talks about taking on young Cavaliers.
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[S-Qualify]


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Steady rain at Darlington Raceway canceled Bud Pole Qualifying for both Winston Cup and Busch series races.
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Officials were unable to start track drying at the 1.366 mile oval 2:30, and with estimates that it would take as much as three hours to dry the track, officials decided to cancel qualifying for the Mountain Dew Southern 500. Driver position will be based on owners points.
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It's a great day for baseball as a four-year agreement was pounded out to avoid a strike.
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Commissioner Bud Selig (SEE'-lihg) called the deal ``historic'' since it's the first time since 1969 the players and owners came to terms on a deal in collective bargaining without a work stoppage.
Fleming baseball coach Al Holland played several years in the majors for the Philadelphia Phillies. he was an all star and pitched in a world series and lived through two strikes.
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The Express announced today that the team will celebrate the life of center Terrence Tootoo, who was found dead yesterday from an apparent suicide, Wednesday at the Roanoke Civic Center at six PM on the main floor of the arena.
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Express fans and ECHL fans league wide are invited to attend. In his honor, this season, the Express will wear a patch on home and away jerseys. The patch will be a red heart with the number 22, Terrence's number, on it. The team will also retire his jersey and the Roanoke Civic Center ice will have a number 22 ice logo.
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The Hokies are still favored by a touchdown for Sunday afternoon's battle with the LSU Tigers. Sunday's 2:30 kickoff will make the first ever meeting between the two top 25 members. It also will be a huge test for the Tech offensive line.
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As if the crowd wasn't going to jacked up enough - the Hokies announced today that they will honor Michael Vick 15 minutes before kickoff at the 50 yard line. Vick will have his jersey number 7 retired in a pregame ceremony.
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The Virginia Cavaliers lost to Florida State 43-7 last year and will try and avenge that defeat tomorrow in a 3:30 kick off in Tallahassee. The Seminoles are aware of the wahoos young talent.
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The Roanoke College men's soccer team, ranked ninth in Division III's preseason poll, hosts the defending national champs in Richard Stockton,
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sixth ranked Greensboro and tough Suny Brockport Saturday and Sunday at Elizabeth campus in Salem. The Maroons return all but two starters on an 18 and 3 team.
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