[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon]

A suspected bank robber is shot to death after burning up the normally quiet backroads of Central Virginia.
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And, hang up on telemarketers for good. We'll show you how.
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[Sports-head]


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Tonight in sports, Frank Beamer gets a clean bill of health, Jahron Giddings is leaving Blacksburg High School, and
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we'll hit the links at the first ever Roy Stanley Celebrity Golf event.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The always anticipated weekend forecast features a mix of clouds, sun and passing showers. Temperatures will be a bit below the normals as well. Full details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]


A wild and dangerous day on the backroads of Central Virginia, as a bank robbery and chase ends in gunfire.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
Keith is off tonight.

[Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
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[TAPE#03-12 TC1:57:58]
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What began as a bank robbery in Charlotte County ended with the death of the suspected robber today...
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[TAKE MAP FULL] but not before 5 departments chased him through three counties.
Several News 7 crews are working on this story.
[Double Boxes=Shannon and Jennifer/Starlink]


We start with Jennifer Wishon in Campbell County.
[Live=Jennifer Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]
[SUPER=05-Campbell Co.;]
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(Rollcue: first of a series of shootouts.)
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[SUPER=01-David Moore/Witness; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frances Epperson/Robbery Victim ; :21]
[RUNS=:50]
[OUT Q=the car keys.]
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[Live=Jennifer Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=05-Campbell Co.;]
(Jennifer adlibs and hands off to Steve)



[Chase-Shooting]


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(Jennifer ad libs and hands off to Steve)



[Live=Steve Full/Starlink]
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[SUPER=05-Campbell Co.;]
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(Rollcue: one final shootout with police. )
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[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robert Maxey/Campbell Co. Sheriff; :06]
[SUPER=01-T. D. Jones/Charlotte Co. Sheriff; :37]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Ann Barber/State Police]
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[OUT Q=rural area rarely sees.]
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(Steve ad libs and hands off to Jennifer)



[Double Boxes=Shannon and Steve/Starlink]



[Game-Warden]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=cda]
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A 15-year old now faces attempted capital murder charges, after officials say he hit a game warden with an ATV. The incident happened at a Leesville Lake marina in Pittsylvannia County nearly two weeks ago. Authorities say Lieutenant Ron Henry tried to stop the juvenile and was struck. The juvenile drove off but was apprehended a short time later. Lieutenant Henry suffered a broken leg and a concussion and is recovering at home. The 15-year old will be tried as an adult.

[Rabies]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC48:58]
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Governor Warner has the power to pardon.
But that's not doing his dogs any good - they are still behind bars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Buster and Beau are under quarantine for 45 days after a run-in with a rabid raccoon.
The hissing match took place on Warner's farm in King George County.
The dogs did not have any obvious injuries.
And their shots are current.
The quarantine is just a precaution.
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[SOT 14:09:31]
[IN Q=I THINK ITS A PRUDENT]
[SUPER=01-Dr. John Marr/State Epidemiologist; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sonya Keefe/Animal Hospital Mgr.; :07]
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[OUT Q=HAVE TO BE CAREFUL.]
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[VO-NAT]


Experts say cases of rabies are on the rise in Virginia.
But that pet owners can protect their dogs and cats by making sure their shots are up-to-date.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=NONE]


Tired of telemarketers?
The government's ready to put your name on a national Do Not Call list.
Find out how next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus see how renovations to two old train depots may get one city's downtown economy rolling again.
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[Telemarketing]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC56:31]
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Do not call. It's a new national program aimed at stopping telemarketers that has phones ringing off the hook.
Business Reporter Rachel Cannon joins us to tell us how it works, Rachel?
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Shannon, there is a lot of interest in this list. Consumers can register their number over the phone or internet ... making it illegal for most telemarketers to call them.
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]

Officials say in the program's first 14-hours .... 635-thousand phone numbers were registered
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[TAKE INTERNET LIVE HERE] and the do not call website is getting as many as a thousand visits a second ... causing it to move really slowly and unable to process entries at times.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Botetourt County resident Rita Slate says she's joining the list because it's annoying to get several telemarketing calls each day. She thinks the national registry is a great idea for the constant problem.
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[SOT 02:23:46]
[IN Q=i think]

((RITA SLATE; I THINK THEY'RE ANNOYING THEY'RE ANNOYING YOU START SUPPER AND THEN YOU GET A PHONE CALL AND YOU ANSWER IT AND IT'S A TELEMARKETER OR YOU TALK TO YOUR FRIEND AND THEY HANG UP AND CALL BACK AND SAY IT'S A TELEMARKETER AND YOU KNOW YOU MIGHT BE IN THE MIDDLE OF AN IMPORTANT CONVERSATION.))
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[OUT Q=IMPORTANT CONVERSATION.]
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Just this afternoon, Slate tried to register over the Internet but it was too busy to process her request. She says she will keep trying until it's done. Meanwhile, beginning JULY 7th, people in our area can call the government and register.
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[WIPE TO FULLSCREEN PINNACLE] The number to call is 1-888-382-1222. Right now that number is only open to people west of the Mississippi ... but it will be open nationwide on July 7th.

At any point, anyone can visit the website at w-w-w-dot-do not call- dot-gov.
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Newsroom]

Officials say people who sign up should see a decrease in telemarketing calls in October ... once enforcement of the do not call list begins.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Rachel /Newsroom;]

Meanwhile, Shannon, telemarketers say the registry will devastate their business, they're taking the matter to court and suing the government.


[Franklin-Trails]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-14 TC4:01:13]
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If you've ever wanted to hike or bike between communities in Franklin County, now's the time to speak up.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Officials are working on a plan to develop more trails, like the new one behind the YMCA. They'll be holding a series of meetings this summer to solicit ideas from residents.
A spokesman with Parks and Rec. says he hopes the Franklin County-wide Trails Project brings people together now *and* in the future.
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[SOT 2:22:27-2:22:43]
[IN Q=That's the goal, you know...]

((SCOTT MARTIN/FRANKLIN CO. PARKS AND REC. DIRECTOR: THAT'S THE GOAL, YOU KNOW YOU DON'T BUILD COMMUNITY WHEN YOU GET IN YOUR CAR AND RIVE TO YOUR HOUSE. YOU BUILD COMMUNITY WHEN YOU RUN INTO PEOPLE OUT ON A TRIAL WHEN YOU'RE BIKING. THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HOPING TO DO HERE. WE HAVE AN AMAZING AMOUNT OF NATURAL RESOURCES IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. IT'D SURE BE COOL IF WE COULD CONNECT THOSE TOGETHER.))
[SUPER=01-Scott Martin/Franklin Co. Parks and Rec. Director]
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[OUT Q=we could connect those together.]
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A Trails Task Force has already been created. Martin says he hopes a vision statement will be completed by October for inclusion in the County's comprehensive plan.

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[Train-Depots]


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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC1:57:08]
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Two train depots in Covington are slated to receive a massive face-lift. The plan would not only save two historic buildings, but could get part of the city back on track. Richard Lesko has more.
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[SUPER=01-Paul Linkenhoker/Alleghany Historical Society; :18]
[SUPER=01-Temple Kessinger/Covington Mayor; :45]
[SUPER=01-Karen Knuckles/Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce; 1:03]
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(( Like so many other mountain cities, the railroad was a line of progress for Covington in the late 19-th century, and the early 20th. An original depot was built in 1890, and a much larger station was needed just 25 years later.
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[INQ=The hotel, the shops...]

((PAUL LINKENHOKER/ALLEGHANY HISTORICAL SOCIETY; THE HOTEL, THE SHOPS, THE RESTAURANTS, ALL GREW FROM THIS PART OF COVINGTON, AND ONE OF OUR EFFORTS IS TO RESTORE THIS AREA.))
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[OUTQ=to restore this area.]

Passenger rail hasn't made a stop in Covington for nearly 30 years. Just a handful of businesses remain around the old depots, and many buildings are empty. Now a restoration effort is underway: start with the stations, and the rest of the area will grow.
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[INQ=We have really begun...]

((TEMPLE KESSINGER/COVINGTON MAYOR; WE HAVE REALLY BEGUN TO PUT AN EMPHASIS ON THIS END OF THE CITY, WE HAVE PLANS TO MOVE PUBLIC WORKS IN ORDER TO MAKE A LARGE PARKING AREA FOR WHAT WE ANTICIPATE WILL BE A HEAVILY VISITED DEPOT.))
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[OUTQ=heavily visited depot.]

And to draw people to the area, the plan would put a train museum in the depot, and house the Chamber of Commerce offices.
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[INQ=It is going to be...]

((KAREN KNUCKLES/ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE; IT IS GOING TO BE SOMETHING THAT WE CAN ALL BE PROUD OF AND IT WILL MAKE OTHER FOLKS ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT STARTING OTHER PROJECTS ON THIS END OF TOWN.))
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[OUTQ=this end of town.]

The renovations carry a price tag of about 715,000 dollars, but 80 percent would be paid for by the Federal Transportation Enhancement Act. To get that grant, the City and the Historical Society still have to raise about 50-thousand dollars. And if the plan stays on track, renovations could start as early as August. Richard Lesko, News 7, Covington.))

[Stocks]


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Investors took stock prices lower today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell 90 points.
NASDAQ dropped nine.
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[Snow-Leopards]


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Mill Mountain Zoo is celebrating the unexpected arrival of two snow leopard cubs. The male and female were born Wednesday. Zoo keepers hadn't even known mom Tasha was pregnant.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

They say she and poppa Boris hadn't spent much time together. Even experts with the Species Survival Plan were shocked.
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[SOT 2:34:42-2:34:56]
[IN Q=I explained what happened with the...]

((DAVE WOOD/CURATOR, MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: I EXPLAINED WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE ONE COPULATION AND THEY EVEN E-MAILED ME BACK AND SAID, "THAT'S A NEW ONE ON US" BECAUSE, RULE OF THUMB WITH SNOW LEOPARDS,IF YOU DON'T GET AT LEAST FOUR CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF BREEDING, YOU DON'T GET CUBS.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Wood/Mill Mountain Zoo Curator;]
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[OUT Q=you don't get cubs.]
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[SUPER=04-June 2001;]

It was a little over two years ago that the last snow leopard cubs were born at Mill Mountain. Niko and Maya recently left Roanoke for zoos in Ohio and South Dakota.
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[ANCHOR=Shan]
[SS=None]

The new cubs are healthy and gaining weight. They are expected to go on display in August.

[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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Coming up, we'll check in on the Roy Stanley Celebrity Golf tournament and auction, Jim Weaver talks about the benefits of the ACC, and
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the Blacksburg Indians have lost one of their best hoopsters. We'll tell you where he's headed next.
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[S-Golf]


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[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-148 TC10717]
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The first ever Roy Stanley Celebrity Golf Event was a huge success this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


About 60 golfers teed it up this morning at Hanging Rock, including 10-15 local celebrities.
The Hokies were represented by hoops coach Seth Greenberg and offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring.
Also on hand was former Virginia Cavalier Shannon Taylor, current member of the Houston Texans. It was all for a great cause and an even better man.
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[SUPER=01-Shayne Graham/Carolina Panthers Kicker; :00]
[SUPER=01-Shannon Taylor/Houston Texans Defensive End; :19]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Stinespring/Virginia Tech Offensive Coordinator; :28]
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[OUT Q=magic of Roy Stanley too."]
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[S-Stuff]


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The Roy Stanley Memorial auction gets underway in about 40 minutes at the Hanging Rock golf club. 50 items - many of which are one of a kind - will be up for grabs from the likes of Vick, Jordan, Tiger, Kobe and Clemens. Local collector Todd Marcum says this is one event sports that enthusiasts should not miss.
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[OUT Q=...incredible thing."]
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[ANCHOR=Travis]
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The auction begins at seven. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted with all of the proceeds going to the Roy Stanley charitable Foundation.

[S-Giddings]


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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-144]
[GRAPHIC=Basketball]


News 7 Sports has learned that Blacksburg High School rising senior Jahron Giddings will not return to the Indians next season.
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[VO-NAT]


Giddings will be moving with his family to Winston-Salem next month, where he will enroll at R-J Reynolds High School. The head coach at Reynolds is none other than Howard West who coached North Carolina Tarheel Warren Martin at Tunstall in the mid 80's. Giddings averaged just over 16 points per game this past season for the Indians.
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[S-Tech]


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[WRITER=twe]
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Regardless of what the University of Miami decides, Virginia Tech will officially become the tenth member of the Atlantic Coast Conference after a few i's are dotted and t's are crossed. The ACC will hold a press conference on Tuesday in Greensboro.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jim Weaver/Virginia Tech Athletic Director; :00]
[RUNS=:38]
[OUT Q=and for our coaches."]
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[VO-NAT]


In one other note, Tech football coach Frank Beamer visited his cardiologist this morning here in Roanoke and Beamer was given a clean bill of health.
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[S-Tennis]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-146 TC15417]
[GRAPHIC=Tennis]


We finish up on the grass at Wimbledon where Venus Williams stormed into the fourth round today by beating Nadia Petrova.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England/ESPN; :00]


Williams won easily 6-1 and 6-2 and will now get a chance to avenge her French Open loss to Vera Svonereva. Venus is gunning for her 3rd Wimbledon title at the All-England Club. (------------)