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Coming up on NEWS 7 at six.
Does Roanoke have a problem with gangs and violence?
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Members of two civil rights groups lace up their walking shoes to voice their concerns.
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Plus, the latest on contract talks between I-T-T and union leaders.


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In sports, the latest from the British Open and Tiger Woods day, David Green beats Harvick to win the New England 300, Karate and Lacrosse are stopping points on our Commonwealth Games tour
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and we will introduce you to a parapalegic archer who is right on target.
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A few isolated showers and storms popped up this afternoon. Expect those to gradually diminish through the remainder of the evening. The second half of the weekend looks warmer and drier. [Video-Open]
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((CARL TINSLEY: WE WORK TOGETHER FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE WHOLE COMMUNITY. NOT JUST THE BLACK COMMUNITY BUT FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY.))
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The black community comes together in hopes of making the city of Roanoke better for everyone.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

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Members of the N-double-A C-P and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference took to the streets of Roanoke today to pray for city leaders. As Jennifer Wishon reports, they're hoping their prayers will help open the eyes of Roanoke's leaders.
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((WE ASK IT IN THE NAME OF JESUS.))
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Members of Roanoke's black community marched from the police station to the court house Saturday, in an effort to raise awareness of racial injustice.
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((BRENDA HALE: THESE SITES ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF WHERE A LOT OF PROBLEMS HAVE TAKEN PLACE. WE HAVE THE POLICE ISSUES, WE HAVE THE COURT ISSUES AND WE HAVE TO PRAY THAT OUR CITY LEADERS WILL DO BETTER.))
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((CARL TINSLEY: WE HAVE ABOUT 24 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION IS BLACK HERE IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE AND OF COURSE, WE'RE ABOUT 80 PERCENT OF THE JAIL POPULATION AND THAT CREATES A PROBLEM FOR ME BECAUSE I REALIZE THAT THERE IS A REASON FOR THAT AND WE NEED TO ADDRESS THAT REASON.))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: THE GROUPS FEEL THE CITY'S RACIAL PROBLEM IS BEING IGNORED SO MUCH THEY'VE CONTACTED THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND ARE REQUESTING A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION OF THE ROANOKE CITY POLICE.))
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((CARL TINSLEY: WE WAS HOPING WHEN YOU HAVE A BLACK POLICE CHIEF THAT CERTAINLY THAT WOULD MAKE THINGS A LITTLE BETTER IN OUR CITY AND CERTAINLY A LOT OF THE THINGS THAT GO ON WOULD STOP. BUT I THINK THEY'VE GOTTEN WORSE RATHER THAN STOPPED.))
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And before anything improves, they say city leaders have to admit there's a problem.
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((PERNELLER CHUBB-WILSON: EVERYBODY SEE GANGS BUT ROANOKE. THEY'VE SEEN IT IN DANVILLE THEY'VE SEEN IT IN LYNCHBURG, THEY SEE IT IN THE TIDEWATER REGION, EVERYWHERE BUT ROANOKE AND IT'S RIGHT HERE AND WE'RE SLEEPING.))
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The SCLC says Thursday's shooting that killed one man and injured two others was gang related. Mayor Ralph Smith agrees Roanoke has a problem with violence, but says he's not sure it's because of gangs.
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((RALPH SMITH: I MUST AGREE THAT WE HAVE A PROBLEM AND WHAT I HAVE REFERED TO IS A MURDER EPIDEMIC. MURDERS HAVE JUST BEEN OUT OF CONTROL. ONE MURDER IS OUT OF CONTROL, BUT WE HAVE WAY TOO MANY THIS YEAR. WE NEED TO LOOK AT THE FACE OF THAT PROBLEM.))
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One of many problems members of the black community are hoping they can help solve. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke.))
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A spokeswoman says the Roanoke City Police department has no comment on today's prayer march, but citizens can approach the department with complaints at any time.

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A few issues still need to be ironed out.
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That prompted the union representing employees at I-T-T to cancel a meeting at the Hotel Roanoke this morning. There were rumors that an agreement would be reached today, but union leaders with Local 162 say the next round of talks will take place some time next week. Nearly 400 employees have been on strike since June 21st. Employees say they're finished with mandatory overtime and also want better pensions and caps on their insurance premiums. A new I-T-T Night Vision negotiator was brought in earlier this week. The company is not commenting on negotiations.
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An incident on Route 460 in Roanoke County tied up traffic this afternoon.
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The delay occurred when a motorcycle appeared to catch fire around 3 o'clock today. There is no word on whether the driver suffered injuries, or if the fire was mechanical or due to an accident. The road was cleared up quickly, and traffic was able to resume.
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Roanoke County Police are hoping to bring on the HEAT this summer.
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HEAT stands for "help eliminate auto theft" and today county police provided free VIN etching at Tanglewood Mall. VIN numbers are permanently etched onto the glass of an automobile using a chemical. This deters thieves because in order to change the identity of a vehicle they have to replace the glass, which is costly. Speaking of money-- car theft is the most expensive property crime in Virginia and often leads to violence.
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((RANDY BEESON/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: CAR THEFT IS RELATED TO SO MANY OTHER CRIMES. THE REASON THEY STEAL VEHICLES IS TO COMMIT OTHER CRIMES, TRANSPORT DRUGS. BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT IS THEY'RE USING SOMEBODY ELSE'S VEHICLE AND THE POLICE HAPPEN TO GET BEHIND THEM AND GET INTO AN ATTEMPT TO APPREHEND THEM, IF THEY BAIL OUT AND RUN THE CAR IS NOT TIED TO THEM.))
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Beeson says it could take up to 30 days to replace a stolen car with full coverage insurance. HEAT was started in 1991 and since then car thefts have dropped 25- percent.
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Still to come on the newscast, we'll take a trip through time, walking along the path of famed explorers Lewis and Clark.
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and it's a burning issue, but questions about a proposed tire incineration plant won't be answered for weeks.
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More than a dozen residents came out earlier this week to speak for and against a company that wants to build in Henry County.
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Tire Energy Corporation wants to locate in the Martinsville Industrial Park but needs an air permit before it can begin construction. On Monday-- the Department of Environmental Quality held a public hearing to take comments and questions from residents before deciding whether to grant the company's request. A D-E-Q official told the crowd gathered that questions raised during the hearing will be answered and then mailed to everyone who signed up for a copy. The D-E-Q says it could take several weeks to research and answer the questions raised. It's unclear how long the D-E-Q will then take to determine whether Tire Energy Corporation will receive a permit.
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On this 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition many local museums are celebrating the journey, but the Salem Museum is taking a different approach.
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Pictures of the landscapes Lewis and Clark discovered on their historic trek across the country are on display, but they were taken by a modern explorer.
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((JOHN LONG/SALEM MUSEUM DIRECTOR: THE EXHIBIT IS BASED ON THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF DOCTOR WARREN MOORMAN, THE SALEM PHYSICIAN AND AMATEUR HISTORIAN WHO TRAVELED THE LEWIS AND CLARK TRAIL SEVERAL YEARS AGO AND TOOK DOZENS OF STUNNING PICTURES ALONG THE WAY AND WHAT WE'D LIKE TO DO IS SHOW THE SCENERY THAT LEWIS AND CLARK WOULD HAVE SEEN, AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, FROM THE EYES OF DOCTOR MOORMAN AND THROUGH HIS CAMERA LENS.))
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Moorman is a distant relative of William Clark. He says he decided to retrace his ancestor's steps after he retired and realized he was bored.
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((DR. WARREN MOORMAN/AMATEUR HISTORIAN: JEFFERSON MADE THREE ATTEMPTS TO GET AN EXPEDITION TO THE PACIFIC COAST. THEY WERE STILL DREAMING OF A NORTHWEST PASSAGE BY WATER. THAT'S HOW THE HUDSON BAY AND ALL THAT WAS DISCOVERED.))
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[TAKE PROFILE PROMO BOARD FS] To learn more about Doctor Moorman and his trip tune in to News 7 Sunday Morning where he'll be featured in this week's Virginia Profile.
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The possibility of thunderstorms looms for the beginning of the workweek. We'll have your full forecast coming up a little later in the newscast.
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but before that, some students of one music project are showing off their stuff in Roanoke today.
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One local artist is making a name for himself putting some unique materials on canvas. Marya Jones talked with Floyd resident George Zupp.
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Some students are Rockin' and rollin' in downtown Roanoke today.
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It's all in an effort to show off local talent and raise money for the Downtown Music Lab. The fundraiser for the non-profit after school music studio featured six acts from the area playing rap and folk, and everything in between.
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((GENESIS RIDLEY/DOWNTOWN MUSIC LAB STUDIO MANAGER; WHAT WE DO IS HELP THEM WITH THE BASICS, PERFORMING ARTS MUSIC PRODUCTION, SONGWRITING, SONG PRODUCTION. JOBS WITHIN THE INDUSTRY. ANYTHING ABOUT MUSIC, YOU CAN DO IT AT THE DOWNTOWN MUSIC LAB.))
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The event wraps up at 7 o'clock at Elmwood Park.
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the Avalanche takes on the Blue Rocks tonight at Salem memorial, British Open highlights, a few Chrsitiansburg wrestlers hope to place in the Nationals,
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and Day two of the Commonwealth Games began this morning, karate is just one of our stops
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Denmark's Thomas Bjorn (byorn) is the leader after three rounds at the British Open.
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Bjorn moved on top of the leaderboard with a 2-under-par 69 today that put him at 1-under-par for the tournament, the only sub-par score in the field. Second-round leader Davis Love the Third carded a 1-over-par 72 today and sits alone in second place. Tiger Woods is among the five players two strokes off the lead. Joining Woods, who shot a 69 today, at 1-over-par are Kenny Perry, Ben Curtis, Spain's Sergio Garcia, and Vijay Singh.
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The 14th annual Commonwealth Games rolled on today throughout the Roanoke Valley and beyond.
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Lets first head over to West Salem Elementary school for the Karate segment of the Games. Athletes of all ages competed. The numbers are down about 25 percent in large part because many of these athletes are in service. The open tournament highlights all styles and systems.
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Over at Hollins University, the boys high school lacrosse commonwealth games competition took center stage. This is the 13th year of lacrosse in the games and these teams from the Roanoke Valley have a chance to play against the best from all over the state.
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Perhaps the most inspiring commonwealth games participant is Bob Gillbaugh.
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Gillbaugh is competing in the archery division and he has been a parapalegic since 1999 when he was injured on the job. He first played wheel chair basketball before his better half gave him some wisdom.
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Bob competes in 35 archery tournaments a year and this is his first commonwealth games. He practices about four to six hours a day and does it for the love of the sport.
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The target for about 30 high school wrestlers this summer is to win the ASICS Junior and Cadets National Championship.
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These wrestlers are training at Virginia Tech's Rector Field House. The Micheal Jordan of wrestling, the legendary Dan Gable was on hand with his former Iowa wrestler , and assistant coach Keith Mourlam to provide a clinic. Christiansburg's BJ Compton and Jackie Tony, who already own four state titles between them, hope to place in the national freestyle and Greco Roman nationals.
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Virginia Tech wrapped up it summer football camp earlier this week.
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More than 600 young men from as far away as Wisconsin traveled to Blacksburg to take part in the camp. But perhaps, no school got more out of the camp than Amherst County. Lancers' Head Coach Scott Abell brought 49 of his players to camp this week.
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The Lancers not only picked up some tips and improved their skills, but they also had a chance to come together as a team this week and gauge themselves against some mighty good competition.
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To the fast track where Busch Series drivers buckled up for the New England 200, race number 20 of 34 on the circuit.
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And this race was all Kevin Harvick. Harvick, who sat on the pole, led 152 of the 200 laps, but David Green would pass him late in the race and Green wins his second race of the year and seventh of his career.
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Harvick was second, Matt Kenseth third, Brian Vickers fourth and Scott Wimmer fifth. Stacy Compton was 10th.

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The Salem Avalanche will try and avenge last night's lost to Wilmington tonight at 7:05 at Salem Memorial. And if past performance at home is worth anything, Salem should be in good shape. The Avs are 6 and 2 against the Blue Rocks in Salem.
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