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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Our rainy weekend was a "good start," but nowhere near enough...
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even as one place in Central Virginia solves the problem by pumping water out of the James River.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on the Big 7 - The Redskins host the Eagles tonight at Fed Ex Field. UVa welcomes Akron to town.
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And keeping up with the Jones is getting to be difficult for Tech's opponents. Kevin Jones is the Big East offensive player of the week. The latest Tech 2002 report is coming up.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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After a wet weekend, we return to a drier forecast until late in the week. Also the tropics look interesting. A look at the latest depression coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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Good news and bad news about the water shortage in Central and Southwest Virginia.
One community's problem is over for now...
But for most of us, the weekend rain was just a drop in the bucket.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Shannon is off tonight.

[Drought]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The tropical system that moved across our region over the weekend gave us some much needed rain, but, forecasters say it had very little impact on the drought.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Keith/Microwave;]


We start tonight in Blacksburg with New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens.
So just how much of an impact did the rain have?
Keith, as you said not much of one at all...
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The National Weather Service reports about one to three inches of rain fell across the area over the weekend--enough to help the drought situation short-term, but, not nearly enough to make it go away.
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((STEVE NOGUEIRA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: 5:18 WELL THIS IS CERTAINLY A GOOD START, NOW IF WE COULD COME UP WITH ANOTHER ONE TO THREE INCHES IN ANOTHER WEEK AND WEEK AND A HALF AND REPEAT THAT THROUGH THE WINTER AND INTO THE SPRING THAT'S WHAT WE REALLY NEED TO DO TO START TO PUT A DENT INTO THIS DROUGHT.))
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Nogueira (Nuh-Gehr-uh) says over the last 20-months, the total rainfall for our area is about 10-inches--that's close to 30-inches below the average.
He says the fact that we've been so dry for so long, the odds are we are going to enter a wetter period sometime in the near future, possibly this winter.
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So, Keith, the best thing experts say we can do is continue to follow the water restrictions set in place by Governor Warner...
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even though, it's really left up to Mother Nature whether we're going to actually pull out of this drought any time soon.

[Cove]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The level at Roanoke's main reservoir didn't budge over the weekend.
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Carvins Cove remains 33-point-2 feet below the top of the dam.
77 percent of its capacity is gone.
Officials say the rainfall the past couple of days may bring the cove's feeder creeks up a bit.
So, the water level in the reservoir could go up slightly over the next couple of days.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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While the level of the cove continues to drop, city officials say they don't anticipate tougher water restrictions.
City manager Darlene Burcham told city council she is impressed with residents' conservation. And she said the city continues to develop other sources of water.
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((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER; AS WE CONTINUE TO IDENTIFY OTHER RESOURCES, OUR RELIANCE ON THE COVE IS REDUCED AND THEREFORE THE COVE SHOULD LAST LONGER.))
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The city is currently pulling seven million gallons a day from Carvins Cove, but soon additional water from other sources should reduce that demand by about three million gallons a day.

[Amherst-Water]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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There's no longer a water crisis in Amherst County.
Instead, local authorities say it's simply a very serious situation.
Potential disaster was averted this morning when the county began pumping water from the James River into its depleted resevior.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
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[Missing-Girl]


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Authorities in Henry County say an obscene message left on Michael and Mary Short's home answering machine apparently had NOTHING to do with their murders OR the kidnapping of their daughter.
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Sheriff Frank Cassell would not disclose WHO left the message... but says investigators identified the person through phone records.
Cassell says the caller has been ruled out as a suspect.
The message was left on the family's answering machine for Mary Short two days before the couple was murdered and their daughter snatched from the Oak Level home.
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[Campbell-Murder]


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A third suspect is in custody for the murder of a Campbell County man last month.
Authorities arrested a 17-year old male this morning and charged him with murder and the use of a firearm in the killing of 26-year old Tony O'Brien Stone August 13th.
Two other men have also been charged with Stone's murder.
Authorities say the motive appears to have been robbery.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Is the governor moving fast enough to address the state's budget crisis?
Find out how uncertainty is affecting one area college next on News 7.
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Plus the owners of Southside landmark on the mend say it's good to be missed.
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[State-budget]


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Republican lawmakers say Governor Mark Warner isn't responding fast enough to the state's budget problems.
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Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith says the uncertainty over what form the budget cuts will take is causing planning problems.
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Officials at Virginia Western Community College say their Spring course catalog will carry a caveat that some classes may be cancelled due to budget constraints.
Griffith says the Governor shouldn't wait to identify the cuts.
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((HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER MORGAN GRIFFITH/(R) SALEM: ANOTHER TWO WEEKS HAS GONE BY AND WE STILL DON'T HAVE ANY SOLUTIONS. IT LOOKS LIKE IT MAY BE YET ANOTHER TWO WEEKS AFTER THAT AND PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW. THEY NEED TO KNOW WHETHER OR NOT THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE JOBS, THEY NEED TO KNOW WHETHER OR NOT COURSES ARE GOING TO BE OFFERED AT VIRGINIA WESTERN, WHETHER OR NOT THERE'S GOING TO BE A SUMMER SCHOOL, ALL OF THESE QUESTIONS.))
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Warner's spokeswoman says the governor's plan to cut state spending is "on schedule."
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[Journalism]


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It may be still a few years away, but the way journalists do business is likely to change dramatically. Even now, journalism students currently enrolled at W-and-L are getting a close look at changing technology and the new media. Richard Lesko has preview.
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(( Washington and Lee students are still getting used to their newly renovated 10 million dollar journalism building. The department is integrating all facets of journalism, from writing for print and broadcast, to emphasizing the increasing role that the internet will soon play.
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((HAMPDEN SMITH/W&L JOURNALISM DEPT. HEAD; WE'RE NOT JUST NARROWLY LOOKING AT HOW TO PRODUCE SOMETHING FOR A MEDIUM BUT HOW TO EXPLAIN THINGS TO PEOPLE IN WHATEVER WAY BEST DOES THE JOB.))
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It may not all be in place yet, but the new technology in the building eliminates the need for videotape and will allow students to edit their stories on desktop computers, and then put the story on the air or the web.
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((HAMPDEN SMITH/W&L JOURNALISM DEPT. HEAD; IF YOU THINK ABOUT WHAT THE JOURNALISTS JOB IS, WHICH IS EXPLAINING HOW THE WORLD WORKS TO PEOPLE SO THEY CAN ASSESS THE INSTITUTION OF SOCIETY, THEN AS THE TOOLS CHANGE, YOU LEARN TO USE THEM BETTER, AND TO DO YOUR JOB BETTER.))
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And despite the change in technology, the underlying message is the same as it has always been.
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((HAMPDEN SMITH/W&L JOURNALISM DEPT. HEAD; THE NEED FOR A FREE AND INDEPENDENT PRESS HAS NOT CHANGED, SO THE REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF IS EXACTLY THE SAME THING WE'VE BEEN TELLING THEM FOR DECADES, IT'S JUST WHICH KNOBS TO TURN AND WHICH NEW QUILL PEN TO USE THAT HAVE CHANGED.))
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So now the school is making sure tomorrows journalists will be prepared to tackle any technology that is thrown their way. Richard Lesko, News 7, Lexington.))

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Plenty of people hope the stock market improves... especially at Hollins University, just now.
An uptick could make the biggest gift in the school's history even bigger.
The estate of Eleanor "Siddy" Wilson, a 1930 Hollins graduate, bequeathed between five and six million dollars to support the school's Visual Arts Center.
The specific amount won't be known for another week to ten days, because of market fluctuations and final distribution of the estate.
Nevertheless, officials say it will be the largest gift in the school's 160 year history.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A tug of war between the bulls and bears ended with a split decision. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 67 and a half points.
NASDAQ fell 15 and a half.
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[Dutch-Inn]


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A local landmark is open for business after traveling a long road of recovery. Collinsville's Dutch Inn may be well known for its windmill but now it's also associated with a devastating fire. After more than a year of re-building ... this once thriving restaurant and hotel is back... and glad to have been missed. Business Reporter Rachel Cannon takes there.
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(( IT'S SO GOOD TO BE BACK. IT REALLY IS WONDERFUL.))
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and perhaps better than before. With a new look and larger seating accommodations ... familiar faces are flocking back.
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((PAT FLINT/RESTAURANT MANAGER; ITS BEEN A LANDMARK FOR MANY YEARS AND WE HAVE A LOT OF REGULAR CUSTOMERS PEOPLE THAT COME EVERY SUNDAY TWO THERE TIMES A WEEK A FEW THAT COME A COUPLE TIMES A DAY.))
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((WE'VE JUST BEEN VERY LUCKY THAT ALL THESE PEOPLE HAVE COME BACK TO US. ))
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Bob Roetken is one of the regulars. He's been coming to the Dutch Inn for 14-years. Why? He says its the best food in town and that it works as a boost to the local economy by attracting business travelers.
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((BOB ROETKEN/CUSTOMER; SURE IT DOES BECAUSE IF THEY DON'T HAVE A GOOD PLACE TO STAY THOSE PEOPLE THAT ARE THE BUSINESS TRAVELER ARE GOING TO GO TO ROANOKE OR GREENSBORO AND WE WOULD OF COURSE PREFER THEY STAY HERE AND OBVIOUSLY HELP OUR ECONOMY.))
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The location needed help of its own last March when fire reduced it to rubble. Closed for 17-months, now opening one by one, the lobby, restaurant and lounge are raring to go.... just in time for Nascar's October race at Martinsville.
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((WE'RE READY FOR THE RACE.))
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The hotel rooms fill easily. And Flint says the restaurant will feed about 5-hundred people each night that weekend.
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((NOW WITH THE RESTAURANT WE CAN MAKE A LITTLE MONEY OFF THESE PEOPLE AND YOU KNOW MARTINSVILLE AND HENRY COUNTY NEED MONEY.))
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And the community needed its windmill back. A Southside landmark and source of pride. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Collinsville.))

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Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - the Redskins get set for the Monday night stage as they host the Eagles this evening.
UVa is getting set for Homecoming.
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Plus, we're checking in with the Texas A&M Aggies in tonight's Tech 2002 report as we get to work on this weekend's science project.
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[S-Tech2002]


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The Virginia Tech Hokies leave the friendly confines of Lane Stadium for the first time this season to play Texas A&M this Saturday. The Hokies will be battling tradition, the Aggies 12th man that consists of 82 thousand 600 hundred fans, and big, nasty football team that will dare the Hokies to run the ball. With more on that and some other morsels - Here's this morning's Tech 2002 Report.
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(( The battle with Texas A & M on Saturday afternoon will feature one of those classic science experiment from the sporting arena - the unstoppable force versus the immovable object. Lee Suggs and Kevin Jones - The Untouchables have helped the Hokies rush for 849 yards in the first three games. That's 283 yards a contest and an average of 5 and half yards a carry. A&M on the other hand - leads the nation in rushing defense. The Aggies have given up just 67 yards all season on 62 carries. That's just one yard a rush. ((R.C.SLOCUM:)) ((LEE SUGGS:)) The other half of the Untouchables - Kevin Jones has been named the Big East offensive player of the week. He had 171 yards and three touchdowns in the rout of Marshall last Thursday. For the season he is averaging 91 yards a game and nearly 7 yards carry. Linebacker Mikal Baaque earned Big East defensive honors. In his third game as a starter the sophomore had 8 tackles a pass breakup and this key interception. Also, Frank Beamer has made it official - Bryan Randall will start against A&M.)) ((BRYAN RANDALL:))
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For the first time this season - the seventh ranked Hokies are not a double digit favorite in the eyes of the oddsmakers. Tech is favored by just 3 points against 19th ranked A&M.

[S-Cavs]


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The UVa football team gears up for winless Akron this Saturday in Charlottesville. Steve Mason looks a head to the Zips and gives us a quick progress report on the Cavalier freshman.
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The season is only one game old, but already Steve Spurrier and the Redskins have re-energized the nation's capital. Tonight the Skins host the Eagles in Monday night football.
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