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How much can the ground handle?
Concerns rise along with some local rivers.
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And, a former New York City firefighter trades in his suspenders for a Hill City police uniform.
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In sports, another scenario enters the Big East/ACC situation, Rond nad Tiki Barbers camp is in overflow mode,

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and it is less than an ideal Kodak moment as Mike Skinner and Morgan-McClure Racing part wart ways.
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Keeping an eye on the streams and rivers for another 48 hours, then we look for a break as the forecast starts to dry out. Details ahead. [Open]
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Rains that just won't let up send rivers levels closer to their banks.
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And where floodwaters have already disrupted lives, the weather keeps repairs from getting underway.
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
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And I'm Keith Humphry.[Flooding]
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Today's heavy rains are causing high water tonight.
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While most rivers and streams in the area remain in their banks, many don't have far to go before flooding could result.
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Joe Dashiell is in Wasena Park tonight along the Roanoke River. What's happening there, Joe?
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((Joe ad lib)) ((ROLLCUE:...over the last several hours the water level has continued to rise.))
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Most of the hardest-hit areas in our region are in Bedford County, and the continuing rains are making a tough situation even worse. News 7's Rachel Cannon takes us there.
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(( NATS 07:47:22 RAINING Pounding rain is making a big problem, even bigger.
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((KERMIT POFF/RESIDENT; WE DON'T KNOW, WE DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. ))
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Residents of the Fairdale Farms subdivision fear more of their private, washed-out road is collapsing. It fell in last Friday and as it is now, a temporary footbridge is the only thing allowing them to get home.
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((KERMIT POFF/RESIDENT; THIS MORNING WHEN I WENT OUT THIS MORNING IT WAS WAY DOWN AND IT THE PAST TWO HOURS IT'S WHEN ALL THIS STARTED COMING UP AGAIN. ))
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Even the news that Valley Wide Paving is agreeing to provide free labor for repairs is also on hold because of the weather. Residents are meeting this week and are hoping for donations to help with materials. NATS In another part of Bedford County, Route-757 remains closed to traffic because of rain damage. Jackie Lumsden lives next to the waters that rose over their banks.
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((JACKIE LUMSDEN/RESIDENT;IT SEEMED LIKE WE WERE AT THE OCEAN WITH ALL THOSE BIG WAVES COMING UP IT WAS LIKE SWISH SHWOSH, BUNCH OF CLANGING AND STUFF. ))
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Her foundation is damaged from rushing waters while one side of 757 is torn from its foundation and full of debris.
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((JACKIE LUMSDEN/RESIDENT; IT WAS RAINING EXTREMELY HARD I'VE NEVER SEEN IT RAINING SO HARD.))
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Verizon is repairing phone service for about one-hundred customers and V-DOT says work on the road is set to begin this Wednesday. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Bedford County.)) [First-Wx]
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One person is dead, another wounded in an attempted robbery in Franklin County last night.
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Sheriff Quint Overton says two men went into a residence on 2481 Doe Run Road, southeast of Rocky Mount, just after ten o'clock.
The men were wearing ski masks and allegedly demanded drugs and money.
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That is when one of the residents, William Davis, pulled out a gun and shot the two assailants. 22 year old Travis Richards of Rocky Mount was found dead at the scene.
26 year old Claude Elton Wray of Martinsville is currently at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, listed in serious condition.
Investigators are still trying to determine whether charges will be filed against the shooter.

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Attorneys for condemned killer Percy Walton told a federal judge today that Walton should be spared the death sentence. They say he's mentally retarded and "cannot conceptualize death."
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Judge Sam Wilson asked when that happened, pointing out that Walton certainly could conceptualize death when he killed a Danville couple, then another man before spraying his body with perfume to conceal the smell. A prison psychiatrist believes Walton's faking retardation. The claim arose just days before his scheduled execution last month.
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((HELEN GILLEY/VICTIMS' NIECE: IT THINK HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING. I THINK HE'S JUST PUTTING ON NOW TO GET OUT OF IT.
Keith Humphry/NEWS 7: The judge made that point, talking about if he doesn't know about death, he knew about it then.
THAT'S RIGHT. HE KNEW ABOUT KILLING THREE, AND HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS GOING TO DO WITH THEM WHEN HE KILLED THEM.))
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There were indications Walton planned to load the bodies in the back of a car, but he wrecked the car first. The judge will have to decide if he wants to hear evidence- -rather than just lawyers' arguments- -on Walton's mental state.

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A Bedford County woman who's had numerous run-ins with law enforcement over the amount of animals she owns was found guilty of animal neglect today.
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Valerie Green was given a two-year suspended sentence for violating terms of a plea agreement from last year.
Green was keeping more than 60 cats and dogs in her home near Thaxton..
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she was ordered to reduce that to no more than 25.
But a recent surprise inspection showed Green was over the limit.
Today, the judge ruled Green could own no more than three animals.
She also was given a ten-day jail sentence for obstructing justice.
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A newspaper columnist faces sex charges. The details are just ahead on News 7 at 6.
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And from Ground Zero to Lynchburg. The 9-11 attacks lead a New Yorker to a public service career in the Hill City.
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A Lexington newspaper columnist is facing sex charges. The Rockbridge County Sheriff's office says Jerry Harris is charged with five counts of forcible sodomy and seven counts of aggravated sexual battery. Officials refuse to discuss the circumstances of the case. Harris is a writer for the News-Gazette. The publisher would not say whether the paper's taken any disciplinary action against Harris.

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The terrorist attacks nearly two years ago helped shine the spotlight on public safety and those who protect American citizens.
The September 11th assault actually inspired a New York fireman to get into another line of public service in this area.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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(( Eight new police officers took their oath in Lynchburg Monday.. for most it was the realization of a lifelong dream.

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((I WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE COURAGE.. I WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE COURAGE..))
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Courage is something Brian K. Smith knows a little about.
Smith is a former New York City firefighter who barely escaped the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11th.. his father, also a firefighter, died when one of the towers collapsed.
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((OFFICER BRIAN K. SMITH/NEW LYNCHBURG POLICE OFFICER: MY DAD ALWAYS KNEW THAT I WANTED TO GET INTO POLICE WORK AND HE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN GETTING ME, HELPING ME OUT WITH THE JOB WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IN THE CITY, AND I KNOW HE WAS PROUD OF ME NO MATTER WHAT I WAS DOING.))
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About a year ago, Smith came south looking for a quieter way of life for his family.. but the call to public service was too strong.
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((SMITH: I TELL PEOPLE IT'S FUNNY I COME DOWN HERE BECAUSE I WANT LESS STRESS AND NOW I'M GOING TO BE A POLICE OFFICER, BUT IT'S GREAT, THE AREA'S GREAT AND I JUST COULDN'T BE HAPPIER.))
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The 9-11 attacks also prompted one of Smith's classmates to leave behind twenty years in the printing business for a new career at the age of 42.
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((OFFICER MARK ROLFES/NEW LYNCHBURG POLICE OFFICER: THE EVENTS OF 9-11, WHEN I SAW THE SECOND PLANE HIT THE SECOND WORLD TRADE CENTER, I KNEW THAT I WANTED TO PURSUE A LIFELONG DREAM. AT MY AGE I WANTED TO MAKE A BIGGER IMPACT IN MY COMMUNITY AND SOCIETY AND I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A POLICE OFFICER.))
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((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: I THINK THERE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN PEOPLE WHO HAVE FELT A CALLING TO DO THIS, BUT CERTAINLY I BELIEVE IT'S BEEN BROUGHT INTO SHARPER FOCUS SINCE OUR FREEDOMS HAVE BEEN ATTACKED AND CLEARLY THESE PEOPLE ARE HERE WITH THE IDEA OF ENSURING THAT WE CONTINUE TO BE A SAFE AND FREE SOCIETY.))
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They'll start doing just that this week.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))

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The bulls charged into Wall Street this morning and never left. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The Dow climbed 202 points. Nasdaq jumped 41 points.
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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore says today's U-S Supreme Court decision is a victory for families who live in public housing.
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The high court voted unanimously that the government IS ALLOWED to ban people from public housing projects in an effort to reduce crime.
The case stemmed from a no-trespassing policy at a Richmond complex.
Justices ruled that the policy does not violate free speech.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: LIKE PRIVATE LANDLORDS OUR PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES MAY EXCLUDE THOSE WHO HAVE NO LEGITIMATE REASON TO BE PRESENT AND WHO COME TO MAKE MISCHIEF.))
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((STEPHEN BENJAMIN/DEFENDANT'S ATTORNEY: THIS IS NOT EVEN A SETBACK ON OUR CHALLENGE TO THE TRESPASS POLICY. THIS POLICY WAS POORLY WRITTEN, IT'S HOPELESSLY VAGUE. AND I KNOW THAT WE WILL PREVAIL AT THE VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT LEVEL.))
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The case was sent back to the state Supreme Court to consider other constitutional issues.
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Could there be a new football alliance between the Big East and A-C-C?
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That's one idea Virginia Tech President Charles Steger says he would consider. Steger said today during an address for the Pulaski Rotary Club, that the idea came from the former vice-president of a network sports program.
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((CHARLES STEGER/VT PRESIDENT: AND YOU WOULD PLAY BASKETBALL IN THE BIG EAST AND WHATEVER. AND I THINK IT'S NOT A BAD IDEA. IT HAS SOME MERIT. I HAVEN'T STUDIED IT I DON'T KNOW THE ECONOMICS OF IT BUT I THINK WE OUGHT TO SIT DOWN AND LOOK AT A LOT OF THESE OPTIONS BEFORE THINGS GO TOO FAR.))
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But a recent report by the Miami Herald says the A-C-C presidents are not interested in talking about a possible alliance or anything else with the five schools that filed a lawsuit against them. The Big East schools reportedly requested a meeting tomorrow with the presidents, but have NOT gotten a response.
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Mike Skinner gets the boot while Citgo pulls its loot from Roush, better sign up now for the Barbers camp
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and we offer you some of the items up for bid at the Roy Stanley memorial Golf tournament auction.
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The Big East/ACC moves might include just one team, Miami, atleast that is what the Charlotte Observer is reporting. N.C. State athletic director Lee Fowler told the newspaper that adding only Miami is something that could definitelty happen. Another report out of the New Yor Post said the ACC master plan is to become a 14 team league with Notre Dame and VirginiaTech aded eventually.

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The sixth annual Ronde and Tiki Barber NFL Twins football camp begins next Monday and its jammed pack.
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Speaking of twins, the Ramon and Damon Williams Twins Cord basketball camp began today.
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Ramon is an assistant coach at the Univeristy of Richmond and he compared coaching at this camp and at the college level.
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Two Winston Cup teams are facing uncertain futures.
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Morgan McClure motor sports fired Mike Skinner after one top 10 finish in 50 races. He failed to qualify for the race at Michigan. The likely replacement is John Andretti. Also, Roush racing will lose its' Citgo sponsorship at the end of the season after three years with with Jeff Burton and the number 99 Ford.
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Last year your generosity helped raise $20 thousand dollars for the Roy Stanley Scholarship Fund. Mike Stevens has a look at some of the auction items you'll have a chance to take home on the weekend of June 27th through the 29th.
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(( Last year our auction night at the Salem Civic Center generated over $12,455. This year the auction will take place on Friday June 27th at seven pm at Hanging Rock golf course right after the first ever Roy Stanley celebrity tournament. If you are a serious or a casual collector - you won't want to miss it. There are two items autographed by Michael Jordan including a framed photo of the shot that beat the Jazz and gave Jordan his final NBA title in 1997. There also is a framed, autographed shadow bow piece that lists Jordan's accomplishments and contains letters off the back of a Bulls jersey. The number off of Kobe's back also will be available - and it is autographed and authenticated, as well. As is the official NBA finals jersey from Kobe complete with the 9-11 commemorative patch. There are baseballs autographed by Yankees Roger Clemens and Bernie Williams and former Red Sox hall of famers Wade Boggs and Carlton Fisk. There is an autographed framed picture of 49ers king Joe Montana. Plus, a gallery style, framed portrait with an Upper Deck authenticated autograph from Tiger Woods that retails for more than $1000 - if you can find one. ((MIKE BELL:)) Bassett furniture also has donated the most unique item in the auction - this eclectic golfer's dream cocktail table that retails for $800. ((JAY MOORE:)) Additional items from NASCAR and Virginia Tech will be added to the auction list. So plan to be at Hanging Rock on Friday June 27th at 7. Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))[WEATHER] [6PM WEATHER] [06/16/2003] [SS NONE]
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