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[V/O-NAT] That's enough rain for us. County Supervisors declare an end to water-use restrictions. A LIVE report on that.
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A live report from Richmond as some state legislators see a pattern of politics in the ways and means the Governor used to balance the budget.

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Tonight on News 7 Sports - the Dazzle is home tonight - the Braves may lose Tom Glavine to his hometown - and Steve Mason checks in with the UVa hoopsters.
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Plus, the Hokies know they are going to get a dose of Avon Cobourne tomorrow night - but what's in store for the WVU defense. Their thoughts on that is just a moment.
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We got it all today from meteor showers to rain showers and we may be headed for a foggy evening. What's next? Stay tuned.
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News 7 is next.
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Spring Hollow Reservoir is up almost 20 feet in the last three weeks.
Today Roanoke County Supervisors follow the governor's lead and lift mandatory water restrictions.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Shannon is off tonight.

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Roanoke County is still asking residents to conserve water voluntarily, but with the recent rainfall, officials say the need for mandatory restrictions in Roanoke County has passed.
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Joe Dashiell is at the County Administration Center tonight where the decision was made a short time ago.
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Republican lawmakers are raising questions about some of Governor Mark Warner's budget cuts.
Some say the governor may have been playing politics with the budget axe.
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Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon joins us now with more.
Keith, some GOP legislators are complaining that the majority of D-M-V closings are in their districts
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and they question whether it is more than just a coincidence.
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(( With the state facing a two billion dollar shortfall, Governor Warner slashed nearly 44-million from the D-M-V's budget last month and ordered the closing of a dozen offices across the state.
Some GOP lawmakers are pointing out that ten of the twelve offices closed are in Republican House Districts.
And another is in the district of independent Lacey Putney, who aligns himself with the Republican caucus.
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An administration official told lawmakers yesterday that the decision about which locations would close was based on the volume of transactions for each office, whether the building was state-owned or leased and how close it was to other DMV offices.
But did Warner even have the legal authority to close any D-M-V office?
One Republican lawmaker notes that these offices also serve as places for citizens to register to vote.
He says any restrictions in Virginians right to vote may violate federal law.
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Some lawmakers also say they want access to the documents that Warner used in making his budget cuts.
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So far, they say, the governor has been unwilling to share them.

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Danville's police chief is hanging up his badge.
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Neal Morris will retire on May 31st ... ending a more than 40 years with the Danville City Police.
During his tenure, the force grew by 40 officers and became state accredited.
It also weathered several controversies ... including a financial fraud involving Danville officers and questions about use of deadly force.
Morris toyed with retiring three years ago, but was persuaded to stay on by city leaders.
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There may be some question whether Richard Burrow intended to defraud the state in his fund-raising efforts for the D-Day Memorial. But the Judge says he'll let the jury decide.
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Burrow is three weeks away from trial on four counts of fraud. He borrowed three and a half million dollars to make it look like the D-Day Foundation had the money to qualify for a matching grant from the state. Burrow's lawyer asked the court to throw out three of the charges. In a 12-page opinion entered today, Judge James Turk finds it "entirely possible" that Burrow "could have honestly believed that his actions were lawful... that he did not actually intend to conceal any material information from the Commonwealth." But the Judge concludes "the resolution of this factual question is the reason for a trial...."
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The judge also acknowledged a dispute over how much state officials knew about Foundation finances when they decided to help fund the Memorial. The judge referred to one legislator in particular, without naming former Delegate Dick Cranwell. That's also a jury question, the judge concluded.

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It has taken almost a year to sort out the record and release a man alleged to have links to the terrorist group al-Fuqra.
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There's no question Bilal Adbullah Ben Benu had bought some guns and ammo. Surveillance cameras caught him scoping out weapons at an Appomattox gun shop.
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Benu argued that an earlier misdemeanor drug conviction did not bar him from buying firearms. A federal judge in Lynchburg has dismissed the case without objection from the Government.

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A long-time volunteer firefighter has answered his last call... but his legacy of service lives on.
See how much Walter Musgrove meant to area fire crews next on News 7 at Six.
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Plus Tech fans love to take their Hokie Pride on the road... now they can do it in style.
We'll unwrap the Hokie Expedition when News 7 returns.
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The City of Bedford is honoring a man who dedicated much of his life to public service. Walter Musgrove died over the weekend at the age of 73. 42-years of his years were spent as a volunteer at the local fire house. As Rachel Cannon tells us, members of the community won't soon forget his contribution.
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((NATS In a special funeral procession, a piece of Bedford history carries Musgrove's body to its final resting place. The restored 19-27 fire engine is cherished and admired in Bedford, much like Walter Musgrove.
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Bedford's 39 volunteer firefighters and 10 neighboring departments helped honor the Bedford resident. They saluted the casket as it passed the building where Musgrove spent so much of his time. At the burial site, an American flag waves in remembrance of his service during the conflict in Korea.
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Friends say his dedication stemmed from a great love of fire fighting. Musgrove continued to respond to alarms up to his last days. An effort that will not be forgotten.
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((THE KINDNESS, THE HELPING AND THE LEADERSHIP, THAT HE GAVE US ALL.))
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Musgrove's family is continuing his legacy of giving to the community.
His son and grandson are volunteers at the fire department. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Bedford.))

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In business news, Advance Auto investors are enjoying a good third quarter.
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The Roanoke-based car parts retailer saw its quarterly profit rise 45-percent to 77-cents a share.
The company's sales also grew nearly 32 percent.
Advance also expects a good fourth quarter with earnings of 38 to 42-cents per share. Officials say the company's goal for fiscal year 2003 is a 25-percent increase in earnings.
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Soft earnings news from Home Depot sent stocks lower today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell 12 points.
NASDAQ dropped 19.
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Some Virginia Tech students are learning first-hand what its like to operate the Navy's newest model helicopter.
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A Knight Hawk chopper out of Norfolk landed at the Virginia Tech airport this afternoon, as part of a training lesson for the university's Corps of Cadets.
The trip also made for a nice homecoming for one of the eight-crew members, who is actually a 19-99 graduate of the Cadets.
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((DAVE BRITTON/TECH GRAD: IT'S REALLY NICE TO BE OUT HERE AND ACTUALLY GET TO TALK TO THE MID-SHIPMEN AND TO SEE WHERE I WAS THREE YEARS AGO AND WHERE THEY HOPE TO BE IN THREE YEARS 16:05))
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The Navy released the new model aircraft back in March.
The Knight Hawk will replace the old H-46 model, which was used during Vietnam.
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Meanwhile, Ultimate Hokie fans may want to gobble up Ford's newest line of S-U-V's.
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A turkey-gobblin' horn is one of the features included in the 2003 Hokie Ford Expedition-- unveiled this afternoon at Virginia Tech.
Inspired by Ford's Eddie Bauer series, it's equipped with 12-V-T logos, maroon-trimmed leather seats, and a tailgating table that fits in the back.
The car was designed by Sheehy (Shee-hee) Ford of Richmond and appears to be the first of its kind.
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The Hokie Expedition is priced at 39-thousand dollars and comes in any color.
But, Hokie fans will have to go to all the way to Richmond to buy it.
The company also plans to release a Hokie Explorer within the next few weeks.
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Tonight on the Big 7 - the Hokies look to not only right their season but save face for the seniors. The Dazzle is home tonight.
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And Steve Mason checks in with the Virginia Cavaliers who are still fine tuning a bit with the start of the basketball regular season set for later this week.
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Tech and West Virginia fans are asking the same question but not really on the eve of tomorrow night border brawl. Hokie fans are wondering which team will show up the one that won 8 in a rown or the one that lost 2 straight. WVU are asking the same thing - but they are more worried about whether the Tech power game on the new Tech passing game will be in the forefront.
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The Hokies are favored by 8 points.

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The Virginia men's basketball team opens the season this Friday at University Hall against Long Island. Steve Mason says UVa fans will meet a team much different from last year's 17 and 12 Cavaliers.
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((Four starters are gone and, hopefully, the bad chemistry and dissension within the team left with them. ((:)) Travis Watson is the only returning starter. UVa is pushing him as an All-American Candidate. The second team All ACC selection led the conference in rebounding last season and averaged 14.1 points a game. The senior can now look to some tough help from transfer Nick Vander Laan and a stronger Elton Brown. ((:)) ((:))
Gillen has been blunt about players that need to step up their offensive game. And he seems to have started with point guard Keith Jennifer who averaged 4 points a game last season. ((:))
The Cavaliers feel the scoring will come, thanks to the team chemistry they established I the off season. ((:))
Friday night's game against Long Island tips off at 7:30, Steve Mason news 7 sports.))

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The Roanoke Dazzle is home tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center for a 7 o'clock tip off against the Asheville Altitude. This the Dazzle's third straight home game - the team is 1 and 1, so far.

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In the big leagues tonight - hall of famer Frank Robinson has agreed to come back for one more year and manage the Montreal Expos next season. Robinson is 67 years old.
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And the next few months will produce some strange bed fellows as far as free agency is concerned. Ton Glavine who has spent his entire 16 year career with the Braves is being courted by the Red Sox. Glavine is a native of Massachusetts. Already, the Mets have offered him $31 million to leave Atlanta.
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The Steelers' Tommy Maddox has left the hospital and headed home. Doctors says he likely will not play again for a couple of weeks.
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Julius Peppers WILL play this weekend against Michael Vick and the Falcons. The Panthers' rookie has been suspended for four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, but he is appealing the suspension and the league says it will not hear the appeal until next Tuesday.
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[wipe to pinnacle 12997] You can catch Peppers' alma mater - North Carolina in action Saturday against Duke at Noon here on WDBJ-7.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 12998] Right after that one it's the battle for bragging rights in Alabama as the Crimson Tide takes on Auburn.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 12999] And Sunday - a good one from the NFL is on the way - Chargers meet the Dolphins at one. (------------)