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On NEWS 7 tonight, a eulogy from the woman who called Army Sergeant Michael Dooley her husband and her hero.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And a proposed halfway house for sexual predators ignites full-fleged opposition.

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In sports, the latest on the possible vote to come tomorrow among ACC officials on expansion, it might not happen, Nascar and Nextel have a partnership,
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and Tech hoops coach Seth Greenberg talked to kids at Ramon and Damon Williams basketball camp today.
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[WX-Head]
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As gloomy as Tuesday was, we should be bathed in bright sunlight no later than Thursday. The changing forecast just ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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[IN Q=He has been my]

((HE HAS BEEN MY BEST FRIEND, MY SOULMATE, MY HUSBAND, MY SOLIDER, AND HE WILL ALWAYS BE MY HERO AND MY ANGEL.))
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[OUT Q=hero and my angel.]
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A final farewell for a local soldier killed in Iraq.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Sergeant Michael Dooley is laid to rest in Pennsylvania today.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Dooley]
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Friends and family of Pulaski native Michael Dooley said he died doing what he loved.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Just over a week ago, Dooley was killed while patrolling a checkpoint near the Iraq-Syria border.
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Today the 23-year-old solider was laid to rest in his wife's hometown of Belmont, Pennsylvania.
An emotional Christine Dooley spoke to a church full of mourners who came out to pay their respects to the fallen solider.
While Dooley's life was cut short, his wife says her husband's memory will live on forever.
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[IN Q=He has left me]

((CHRISTINE DOOLEY/WIFE: HE HAS LEFT ME WITH THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL. OUR UNBORN SON. OUR BABY WILL KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT HIS FATHER.))
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[OUT Q=everything about his father.]
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Christine received a letter from Michael 11 days before his death.
Michael had writen he wanted his unborn son to be named Shay.
The Dooleys met in 2000, after Christine responded to an ad that said Bosnian troops needed letters from home.
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[Sex-offenders]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith introduced the measure, the General Assembly passed it overwhelmingly and Governor Warner signed it.
Now, a group of concerned citizens in Petersburg wants to keep the state's violent sexual predator program from becoming a reality.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Meghan/State Microwave;]


Meghan Muldoon joins us with more on this story.
The center for unreformed sexual predators is scheduled to open
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in a few weeks.
But last week 58 angry residents, including 6 pastors and a sheriff, decided to take the state to court to keep the doors closed.
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(( The state chose these two buildings on the campus of the Southside Virginia Training Center to house convicted pedophiles and rapists who are determined to be too dangerous too be released into society.
But the facility is directly across the street from a daycare center.
Opponents of the proposed site say the location is all wrong.
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Davis joined a group of concerned citizens who filed an injunction against the governor and the state to keep the facility out of their neighborhood.
Warner says he understands their concerns but that no other facility in the state met the criteria.
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[IN Q=THE REQUIREMENT OF THE LEGISLATION]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THE REQUIREMENT OF THE LEGISLATION IS THAT WE HAD TO FIND A FACILITY THAT WOULD BE READY BY JULY 1ST. THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH REVIEWED ALL THE AVAILABLE FACILITIES, CHOSE THIS FACILITY THE COST WOULD HAVE BEEN CLOSE TO DOUBLE FOR ANY OTHER FACILITY. THE TIMING AND THE COSTS WERE THE FACTORS THAT WENT INTO THIS CHOICE.))

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Lawmaker Morgan Griffith, the main proponent of the program, says the state has other options, like sending the inmates out-of state.
He doesn't think the controversy will threaten the civil commitment program.
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[IN Q=THIS IS THE TYPE OF THING]

((SALEM DELEGATE MORGAN GRIFFITH: THIS IS THE TYPE OF THING YOU HAVE TO ANTICIPATE. WHICH IS WHY, YOU KNOW, I'VE BEEN WORKING ON IT FOR SO LONG AND IT'S FINALLY GOTTEN THROUGH SO ANOTHER MONTH OR TWO IS NOT GOING TO BE DISASTROUS ALTHOUGH IT CERTAINLY IS DISAPPOINTING.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=CERTAINLY IS DISAPPOINTING.] ))
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The state says the Petersburg site is only temporary but residents say they can't count on that.
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A hearing on the injunction is set for Friday.


[Torres]


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A man wanted for a murder in Roanoke last summer has been found in New York. Twenty-three year old Moises Torres was arrested on June 10th in New York City. Police say Torres is linked to the death of twenty-five year old Dorian Deon Pierce.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/July 22, 2002;]

Pierce was killed in Loudon Park on July 22 of last year. Police found his body in the men's restroom. He had been shot several times. Torres has many warrants in both New York City and Virginia for murder and use of a firearm. Roanoke Police have begun the extradition process to bring Torres to Virginia.
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[Dog-Shooting]


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A Floyd County man admits to killing his neighbor's dog but says it was self-defense.
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Bob Kempa, Jr. today pled no contest to a felony charge of cruelty to animals that was reduced to a misdemeanor. His attorney says Kempa chose to enter into a plea agreement rather than face the uncertainty of a jury.
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[IN Q=If we'd gone to trial...]

((MIKE MASSEY/KEMPA'S ATTORNEY: IF WE'D GONE TO TRAIL, IF WE'D GONE TO A JURY, THE FACTS WERE THAT MY CLIENT WAS WALKING THROUGH SOME COUNTRYSIDE WITH HIS GUN GOING TO HUNT AND A DOG CHARGED OUT OF THE CREEK WITH BARE FANGS AND HE TURNED AND WAS STARTLED AND THE DOG WAS COMING AT HIM AND HE SHOT HIM AND SHOT HIM RIGHT IN THE FACE.))
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((JOHN FALLON/DOG OWNER: WHY HE WAS ON MY PROPERTY I HAVE NO IDEA, AND WHY HE SHOT HER I HAVE NO IDEA EITHER BECAUSE HIS ORIGINAL STATEMENTS STATE THAT THE DOG POSED NO HARM.))
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The shooting took place on 40-acres Fallon and his wife were leasing in the Copper Hill section of Floyd County last August.
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They and the four year old german shepherd had lived on the property just four days after moving to Virginia from Florida. They've since moved out of Floyd County. Kempa was sentenced to a 30-day suspended jail term and 35-hundred dollars restitution.

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One town in the New River Valley may make those who light up pay up.
More on a proposed cigarette tax when News 7 returns.
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Plus Norfolk Southern machinists walk the picket lines until a judge orders them back to work.
Find out why they walked off the job next.
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[NS-Strike]
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More than a hundred Norfolk Southern machinists left the railroad line for the picket line this morning.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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The International Association of Machinists Local 165 called the strike at 6:15 this morning, citing unfair labor practices and violations of the Railway Labor Act.
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((STEVE HUMPHRIES/IAM LOCAL 165 REPRESENTATIVE; THEIR NEXT NEGOTIATIONS ARE JULY AND THIS INVOLVES DOING CERTAIN TYPES OF WORK IN OUR SHOW BY NON-UNION EMPLOYEES, AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE STRIKING OVER.))
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A Norfolk Southern spokeswoman said the dispute stems from work done by a manufacturer of locomotive fuel pumps. The company says the fuel pumps had a higher rate of problems than normal, and were replaced by manufacturer workers under conditions of the warranty. A federal judge issued an injunction against the strike around 9:30 this morning, sending the machinists back to work.

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Two people were hurt after a car and a bus collided in Lynchburg today, sending the car into a house.
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Just before three, police say 83-year-old Estelle Cabell (CAB-ull) was crossing Eleventh Street on Fillmore Street when she struck a southbound city bus.
The impact sent Cabell's car into a nearby house, where it slightly damaged a brick wall.
The bus driver.. 43-year-old Baby Stokes Junior.. was shaken up in the crash.
No passengers on the bus were hurt.
Police charged Cabell with failing to stop for a stop sign.
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Authorities in Bedford County are investigating an accident involving a state trooper.
The accident occurred yesterday on Route 43.
Trooper Michael Mayhew was traveling eastbound when he approached a truck stopped on the westbound side.
The police car struck the pickup, and flipped it over.
Trooper Mayhew and the driver of the truck, Harry Ryan, Junior of Huddleson, sustained minor injuries.
There's no word yet on who was at fault.

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The cost of smokes may soon go up in Christiansburg.
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The town council is now considering a tax on cigarettes. That means a smoker could pay an additional penny per cigarette. Officials say state budget cuts and a reduction in local revenue are behind the proposed tax, which they hope will generate about 200-thousand dollars per year. Council will vote on the proposal tonight, following a public hearing. If it's approved, it could take effect July First.
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[Stocks]


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Stocks edged slightly higher thanks to a string of better-than-expected economic data. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained four points.
NASDAQ rose two.
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[Fiddlefest]
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With five weeks to go, organizers of Roanoke's Fiddlefest are trying to spread the word on the week- long celebration of bluegrass music.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And they're hoping that one million cans of Pepsi will put some fizz in their promotional efforts.
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Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom tonight to explain the connection between a famous brand and a new bluegrass festival.
Keith and Shannon, this is the first year for Fiddlefest, so putting out the word has been a challenge.
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Organizers have placed print advertisements, a television spot is now on the air... and soon a million cans of pepsi bearing the fiddlefest logo will hit store shelves in nine states.
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(([OPENS ON NAT SOUND OF PEPSI CAN]
When Pepsi drinkers pop the tab, organizers of fiddlefest hope they will notice the red, white and blue panel that promotes the inaugural event.
The can includes the fiddlefest logo, the names of some of the bluegrass groups that are scheduled to appear, the festival phone number and its website address.
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[IN Q=They will be distributed]

((THEY WILL BE DISTRIBUTED IN MARYLAND, DELAWARE, BOTH OF THE VIRGINIAS, BOTH CAROLINAS, SOUTHERN PENNSYLVANIA, TENNESSEE AND KENTUCKY. SO WE'VE GOT SOMETHING KIND OF DIFFERENT THERE. IT WAS ABOUT A FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLAR IN KIND DONATION WHICH WAS JUST FANTASTIC.))
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Fiddlefest will feature 68 performers and 70 different events, including 11 concerts and the master of traditional string music competition.
Organizers believe the event can sell itself once a million pepsi drinkers get the word.))
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Fiddlefest has secured in-kind contributions worth more than 250- thousand dollars, but organizers are still hoping to raise about 60- thousand dollars in cash.
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Keith and Shannon, a raffle of musical instruments, a Friday night fundraiser at the Mill Mountain home of Mayo

r Ralph Smith, and sales of an Eric Fitzpatrick print should bring them closer to that goal.[Sports tease]


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The ACC has scheduled a conference call to decide on expansion, Tech hoops coach Seth Greenberg was in Roanoke today to talk to basketball campers, his thoughts, Hollins hopes to make gains at the horse show
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and Nascar and nextel are forming a partnership.
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[S-Big]


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ACC commissioner John Swofford has yet to secure the necessary seven votes needed to expand the conference with Miami, Syracuse and Boston College.
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He hopes a conference call among ACC chancellors tentatively set for tomorrow morning will get him the votes needed. Reports indicate that adding just Miami is possible in a first wave of expansion, giving the ACC 10 teams. The Big East has been working to make the conference more attractive.
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If the Big East just lost Miami, the conference would retain its spot in the Bowl Championship Series.

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Most of the talk in the Big East/ACC situation has surrounded football, but what about the other sports.
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Virginia Tech men's basketball coach Seth Greenberg spoke at Ramon and Damon Williams Twin Cord basketball camp this morning and feels the departure of Maimi, Sycause and Boston College will not have ill affects on the hard wood.
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[S-Nextel]


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NASCAR has made it official. NEXTEL will become its new top sponsor.
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Starting next season, the wireless phone company will replace R-J Reynolds Tobacco which had sponsored the Winston Cup since 1972.
It is not known what Nextel will pay NASCAR, but Reynolds put 30 to 60 MILLION dollars a year into the series.
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The Roy Stanley Memorial Golf tournaments are fats approaching and there are still spots available for people who want to play.
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You can sign up to play right on your hometown station's web page at WDBJ7.com. The celebrity golf outing is next Friday the 27th at Hanging Rock Golf Course and then the regular one day tournament is that Sunday JUne 29th again at hanging rock. Allof the proceeds go towards the Roy Stanley memorial Scolarship fund.
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Tuesday marked day two of the Roanoke Valley Horse Show over at the Salem Civic Center.
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Many college teams have riders competing in this week's show. Hollins rider Elizabeth Benchoff is a rising senior at Hollins University and is reeping the benefits of riding of some of the country's best.
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[OUT Q=....by great riders"]
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[S-Nelly]


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Ronde and Tiki Barbers NFL Twuins football camp kicks off this Monday at Cave Spring JUnior high school. the two NFL super stars have a full schedule year around. Recently, they signed a deal with Champs and will fly out to california at the end of June to shoot a commercial with Mega wrap star Nelly.
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[OUT Q=fly to california"]
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[Upward-Bound]


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Virginia Tech's Upward Bound program is climbing new heights.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/July 2001]

The program is designed to help low-income high school students prepare for college, and today it received a one-point-eight million dollar federal grant to continue its operations over the next four years.
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[IN Q=this is the largest]

((TOM WILSON/VIRGINIA TECH UPWARD BOUND DIRECTOR; THIS IS THE LARGEST GRANT THAT WE'VE GOTTEN, UH WE OF COURSE REQUESTED MORE BUT GET TO DO MORE THINGS FOR THE STUDENTS. BUT WE'LL BE WORKING WITH 115 STUDENTS IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA FROM 23-SCHOOLS TO HELP THEM MAKE THAT STEP FROM HIGH SCHOOL INTO COLLEGE 49))
[SUPER=01-Tom Wilson/Virginia Tech Upward Bound Director;]
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[OUT Q=into college]
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The Upward Bound program at Virginia Tech started in 1967, one year after its national inception. The program has had a very high success rate, with 95-percent of its students enrolling in college. (------------)