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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Just ahead on NEWS 7 at six...
They still haven't signed a new contract, but Verizon and its workers do agree to take a break for the weekend.
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And, a yearly event sets sail at Smith Mountain Lake.
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Tonight in sports, we'll preview tonight's Late Model Shelor Dodge 200 from the New River Valley Speedway,
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[VO-NAT]


and the Hokies strike a pose for the cameras on Media Day in Blacksburg.
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A few breaks of sunshine this morning let to widespread showers this afternoon. Expect them to linger into the overnight. Flood watches remain in affect for portions of the viewing areas until midnight. Your complete forecast is coming up. [Video-Open]
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[VO-NAT]

Verizon and its labor unions are taking a break before they start up talks again.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]


Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Verizon]


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Government mediators have called for three days off from contract talks between Verizon and it's union employees. Negotiations are set to resume Tuesday.
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The union is remaining firm on issues of job security and benefits. Local President Guy Angell (angel) says proposals from the two sides are being looked over. 900- employees in our area are working without a contract, but negotiators have to consider nearly 70- thousand workers.
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((GUY ANGELL/CWA LOCAL 2204 PRESIDENT:))
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Angell (Angel) says workers are prepared to walk off the job and strike at any moment. Verizon says IF that happens, management will step in and keep the company running.
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Thanks to some quick thinking by dispatch officers, a Bedford County home was spared major fire damage.
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Firefighters responded to this home at 2508 Hales Ford Road in the Diamond Hill area around nine this morning. The Moneta fire chief says a lot of crucial work took place before they even arrived.
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((RICKY TUCK/MONETA FIRE CHIEF: WE WENT TO AUTOMATIC DISPATCH SYSTEM ABOUT 18 MONTHS AGO AND WE GOT MULTIPLE COMPANIES IN ROUTE, GREAT RESPONSE, GREAT RESPONSE TIME I FELT LIKE. DISPATCH TOLD THE HOMEOWNERS TO CLOSE THE DOOR BEHIND THEM WHICH CONFINED THE FIRE FOR A LONG TIME TO THE ROOM OF ORIGIN.))
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Tuck says the fire appears to have started in the household dryer. He says the vent was most likely clogged, which is a common cause of house fires. Fire was contained to the kitchen area and a quilt that has been in the family for a hundred years was spared.
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Police in Danville say a man was cut on the head this morning during a robbery. 30 year old Anthony Peters was walking home on Calhoun Street when two men approached him. One man wrestled him to the ground, while the other went through his pockets and took a small amount of money. When Peters resisted he was cut on the head-- police are unsure how. Peters was driven to Danville Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released.

[Shelton]


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A million- dollar damage award has been upheld by a federal judge. A jury awarded Donald Chad Shelton 1-point-1 million dollars for injuries sustained in an accident on Orange Avenue in Roanoke. At first Shelton refused treatment but was later treated and released from the hospital. An orthopedic surgeon testified Shelton suffered a "fairly significant injury." Judge James Jones noted "the jury was generous" and said that HE might not have awarded Shelton a million dollars if he'd been on the jury, but he concluded the verdict was NOT excessive.

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New boats are common on Smith Mountain Lake, but one group is turning heads with their vintage vessels. As Jennifer Wishon reports, the hobby of antique boat restoration is making waves in Central Virginia.
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((((NATS OF MOTOR IN LEIGH'S BOAT)) The vessels on display at Smith Mountain Lake Saturday reminded hundreds of onlookers of time gone by.
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((JOHN REITH: AN ANTIQUE GENERALLY IS CONSIDERED A BOAT THAT WAS BUILT PREVIOUS TO WWII AND AFTER WWII WE KIND OF PUT THOSE INTO WHAT WE CALL CLASSICS. VERY OFTEN THE 50'S AND 60'S CONSTITUTE THE CLASSICS))
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Members of the Antique and Classic Boat Club hosted the 13th annual event. And boat owners traveled from all across the east coast to showcase their classic treasures.
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((DON SMITH: WE HAVE A THING WE'VE NEVER HAD BEFORE AND THAT IS A MAN FROM NEW JERSEY THAT HAS BROUGHT A MODEL T TRUCK WITH A COLLIAPHONE BEHIND IT AND IT PLAYS MUSIC AND HE'S RIDING AROUND AND IT'S JUST A VERY FESTIVE DAY.))
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((LEIGH CONRAD: THIS IS THE LAST OF THE MAHOGANIES THAT THEY BUILT IN 68.))
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Leigh Conrad says Phyleigh, his Sentry Coronodo, is his pride and joy. And he tells the story about particular day on the Potomac River when an onlooker got an eyeful.
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((OUT OF THE CORNER OF MY EYE I SAW THIS BOAT PULLING UP ALONG KIND OF CLOSE AND I DIDN'T PAY TOO MUCH ATTENTION - HE WAS JUST STARING- AND THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW HE HIT MY SIDE, HE HIT THE STARBOARD SIDE AND RICOCHETED OFF AND WE BOTH STOPPED AND HE SAID I COULD NOT STOP STARING AND I RAN RIGHT IN TO YOU.))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: SOME OF THE BOATS HERE WERE MANUFACTURED AS EARLY AS THE 1930'S, AND FOR MANY ENTHUSIASTS, THEIR INTEREST IS PURELY NOSTALGIC.))
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((DON SMITH: ANYBODY THAT'S OVER 40 YEARS OLD HAD SOME CONTACT OR THEIR GRANDFATHER HAD ONE OF THESE OR SOMEBODY IN THE FAMILY HAD ONE.))
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((LEIGH CONRAD: THERE'S JUST SOMETHING ABOUT WOOD. I MEAN IT'S JUST THE NOSTALGIA OF IT, IT'S LIKE THE CLASSIC CARS. I THINK THAT'S WHAT IT IS.))
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No matter what it is, keeping classic boats up to speed is sure to be a hobby for many generations to come. Jennifer Wishon, News 7 Smith Mountain Lake.))

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Still to come on the newscast, we'll take you to a fundraiser where folks could shop for some big ticket items...
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and also it's your last chance to see some old time music in Galax. The annual Fiddlers Convention wraps up tonight. We'll have a look in just a few minutes.
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[Ashby-Benefit]


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Folks in Salem had a chance to find a few bargains, and raise money for someone in need of help.
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25 year old Jessee Ashby was diagnosed with a brain tumor two years, and has undergone chemotherapy and radiation treatments at Duke for about 18 months. To help out with medical expenses, friends and family organized a large yard sale, where shoppers could bid on anything from a tiny trinket to a vacation package.
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((CATHY ASHBY; WE STARTED OUT WITH JUST A BIG YARD SALE, AND IT GOT BIGGER THAN WE ANTICIPATED. WITH THE PROCEEDS, WE WILL CERTAINLY USE IT FOR JESSEE'S INSURANCE AND MEDICATION AND DOCTOR BILLS. AND I THINK IT'S BEEN VERY GOOD FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE, FOR US TO FEEL LIKE A LOT OF GOOD HAS BEEN DONE TO HELP EACH OTHER.))
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Organizers have been working for about three months planning the benefit. The event will continue tomorrow from 7 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon.
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The 68th annual Old Fiddlers Convention will wrap up later tonight in Galax.
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Over the past few years, organizers have included a youth competition on Monday nights. This year, more than a 100- people entered the contest... setting a record for the event.
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((IT'S GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER EVERY YEAR, WE HAD THE BIGGEST CROWD MONDAY NIGHT THAT WE'VE EVER HAD FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE, WE HAD ALMOST AS MANY PEOPLE AS WE HAVE ON THE WEEKEND. ))
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The Galax Moose Lodge number 733 sponsors the Old Fiddlers Convention, which is held in Felts Park and is the organization's largest fundraiser.
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((WE SPEND ABOUT ALL WE TAKE IN ANY MORE, JUST COMMUNITY SERVICE AND SICKNESS, DISTRESS, AND STUFF LIKE THAT, WE TRY TO DO A LOT OF CIVIC WORK.))
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The Old Fiddlers Convention is touted as the oldest and largest fiddlers convention in the world.
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Action from the New River Valley Speedway races onto Your Hometown Station tonight, we'll have a preview coming up in sports.
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but before that, officials in Henry County say this year's Night Out was a night to remember.
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Donations, grants and fundraisers helped make this year's "Night Out" in Henry County the best yet.
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On Tuesday, the sheriff's office hosted a picnic for police and the community to get to know each other. This is the fourth year the sheriff's office has hosted the event, which is also held on the same night in communities all across the country. In Henry County, more than four thousand people turned out for the celebration.
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((KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: OVER THE YEARS WE'VE USED CALENDAR MONEY, FROM A YEARLY CALENDAR, WE'VE USED DONATIONS, THAT HAVE TRICKLED IN AT DIFFERENT TIMES, THIS YEAR WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO USE THE CARNIVAL PROCEEDS FROM THAT, A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO WAS APPLIED TO THIS AND THIS YEAR WE'RE LUCKY TO HAVE SOME GRANT FUNDS, COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING TYPE GRANTS THAT ARE AVAILABLE AND THAT'S BASICALLY WHAT YOU SEE HERE, COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING. ))
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Nester says this year's crowd was the largest yet for Henry County.
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[Profile-Preview]


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Eighteen local artists are finding inspiration in new surroundings... a renovated hotel in downtown Roanoke that was built 100 years ago.
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Studios on the Square moved its gallery to 126 West Campbell a year and a half ago, but in recent months, artists have also occupied studios on the second and third floors.
Linda Atkinson is a sculptor who is enjoying her new space and many talented neighbors.
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((IT'S JUST A WONDERFUL CAMARADERIE THAT WE HAVE WITH THE OTHER ARTISTS AND THAT'S A REAL BIG BENEFIT WITH WORKING HERE.))
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[TAKE PROFILE PROMO FS]
For more on Linda Atkinson, and Studios on the Square, watch this week's Virginia Profile tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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Coming up, new hairdos and not football dominate the talk at Tech's Media Day, Vick gets set for his first preseason action, and
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we'll head to the New River Valley Speedway where the WDBJ Shelor Dodge 200 is now less than an hour away.
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There are high expectations for the Hokies this season and today we found out you must not only play well, but look good doing so. Mike Stevens and photographer Greg Moore have the story on Media Day in Blacksburg.
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Former Hokie Mike Vick and the Falcons open up the preseason slate tonight against Green Bay in a rematch of the NFC Divisional Playoffs. Vick is expected to play a little more than a quarter tonight and he's anxious to get started, putting the rigors of training camp behind him.
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The Redskins will also be in action tonight at Carolina, and the Ravens take on the Bills. In all there are ten exhibitions on tap this evening.

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Your Hometown Station presents live flag to flag coverage of the Shelor Dodge 200 tonight at 7 o'clock. Steve Mason has a preview of the only televised late model stock car race in the Commonwealth.
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With no Busch race scheduled today, the Winston Cup Series has the weekend all to themselves. Greg Biffle had the fastest car in today's Happy Hour, but Jeff Gordon starts on the pole for tomorrow's race. And the three time winner at the Glen is hoping that the cloudy skies hang around all day.
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In the big leagues today, the Braves and Cards locked horns in a possible post season preview.
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The Cardinals got on the board in the second. Eduardo Perez was handcuffed but fought off the pitch into center scoring former Martinsville Phillie Scott Rolen for a 1-nothing lead.
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Garrett Stephenson put the cuffs on the Braves, working 7 strong innings for the 3-1 win, the Cardinals first over Atla(------------) nta since May of last year.