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Last night's downpour may have been brief, but it packed a punch. Coming up on NEWS 7 at six, a look at clean-up after yesterday's quick but heavy rain.
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Plus, what a Danville church is doing to prevent gang violence.

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Tonight on News 7 Sports, the Star City will be represented at this week's PGA Championship--we'll explain plus
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Robby Gordon rules the road at Watkins Glen.
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[ANCHOR=Brent]
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The broken record continues, with more showers and storms this evening, some producing heavy downpours. We'll see who's affected, and take a peek at your workweek forcast. [Video-Open]
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((IT ACTUALLY PUSHED THE DOOR OFF THE THRESHOLD ON THE BACK AND THAT WATER JUST CRASHED INTO THE HOUSE.))
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A Roanoke County family recovers from last night's flooding as the potential for more rain lingers in the area.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Flooding]


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A Roanoke County family was preparing dinner last night when flood waters started to rise around them.
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About four feet of water drowned the bottom part of Chuck and Sandra Cole's split- level home. The only thing they were able to save were their computers. This is the second time the home has flooded in the past two months and the Cole's think their drainage problem could be related to nearby construction.
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((CHUCK COLE/FLOOD VICTIM: THEY'VE STRIPPED TREES AND THEY'RE MOVING DIRT AND THEIR BUILDING A NEIGHBORHOOD UP THERE AND SINCE THAT CONSTRUCTION WE'VE HAD MAJOR WATER ISSUES HERE IN THE LOWER END OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD.))
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Rising water and rivers of mud closed several roads last night in Vinton, and Roanoke, Botetourt, and Bedford Counties. Traffic was diverted off of Route 24 in several places, and Route 460 had spots that were covered with debris. Those roads were reopened after the flood waters quickly receded.
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Howver, one road in the City of Roanoke is still closed, and it will affect the morning commute. The Wise Avenue Bridge near the Vinton line is blocked off because of the effects of last night's flooding. Authorities say that morning traffic should avoid the area, and the bridge should be reopened tomorrow.
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An Ohio man accused of killing three people and wounding a West Virginia sheriff's deputy before shooting himself is hospitalized in Roanoke. (++++++++++++) [TAKE MAP FS]
John Richard Mayhew's three-day run from the law ended in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, last night.
Police say it began in Ohio, where he shot and killed his former wife and fianc´┐Że on Thursday, then took his daughter hostage.
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Authorities say Mayhew later shot his daughter and then shot himself.
She died after being taken to Roanoke Memorial last night.
Mayhew is in critical condition at R-M-H.
The Greenbrier County sheriff's deputy was shot in the chest but is expected to recover.

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The Episcopal Church has been under scrutiny after confirming its first openly gay bishop. Members of the church have mixed feelings about the decision, but as Jennifer Wishon reports, the church has a long history of agreeing to disagree.
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(( The Episcopal hurch made history when it elected an openly gay bishop last week.
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((NEFF POWELL: WE PRAYED ENDLESSLY AND CEASELESSLY. WE WERE VERY THOUGHTFUL AND ATTENTIVE AS WE SPOKE AND ESPECIALLY AS WE DEBATED THE HARD ISSUES.))
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Neff Powell is the Bishop of the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia and cast a ballot in the controversial vote.
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((NELL POWELL: THERE'S A LINE FROM THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES THAT SAYS IF IT'S OF GOD IT WILL FLOURISH AND IF IT'S NOT IT WILL DWINDLE.))
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Those who oppose the decision believe the church will suffer.
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((GERALD MCDERMOTT: THERE'S A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF EPISCOPALIANS WHO HAVE DEEP TROUBLE WITH THIS OR ARE DEEPLY DISTURBED SO IT'S GOING TO DIVIDE THE CHURCH.))
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A number of congregations broke away 25 years ago when the church decided to ordain women, but McDermott says THIS is an issue that won't pass.
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((GERALD MCDERMOTT: I WOULD SAY THOSE TWO THINGS ARE VERY DIFFERENT. BECAUSE YOU CAN FIND SUPPORT IN THE BIBLE FOR THE ORDINATION OF WOMEN BUT YOU CANNOT FIND SUPPORT IN THE BIBLE FOR THE PRACTICE OF HOMOSEXUALITY.))
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Catherine Houchins once worshiped as an Episcopalian until she was asked to leave because of her sexual orientation. She says she's thrilled that Bishop Robinson can now be true to himself and his congregation.
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((CATHERINE HOUCHINS: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO TRY TO BE AUTHENTIC IN OUR LIVES AND THAT MEANS BEING AUTHENTIC IN OUR THEOLOGY, IN THE CHOICE OF WHOM WE LOVE. I APPLAUD HIS ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO BE WHO HE IS, TO BE ABLE TO SHARE WITH HIS FAITH, HIS PARTNER. I THINK IT'S AN INTERESTING AND POSITIVE ROLE MODEL.))
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((NEFF POWELL: IT'S A SIGN OF AFFIRMATION AND ACCEPTANCE FOR THE GAY AND LESBIAN COMMUNITY.))
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An affirmation McDermott doesn't agree with, but not because of prejudices.
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((GERALD MCDERMOTT: I DON'T WANT TO GIVE THE IMPRESSION THAT HETEROSEXUALS ARE MORAL WHEREAS HOMOSEXUALS ARE IMMORAL. WE'RE ALL IMMORAL. LAUGHTER))
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No matter how they feel about the issue, Bishop Powell hopes church members can accept that they're all Christians, even when they disagree. Jennifer Wishon, News 7.))


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One preacher is teaming up with the police, trying to fight gang activity in Danville. That story is straight ahead on News 7 at 6.
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and the music's over at the Fiddler's Convention in Galax. We'll have a wrap up of the winners in just a few minutes.
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The Danville police department and a local minister are working together to address the problem of gangs and gang violence.
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The Reverend Alfonzo Tate is using his church to hold a seminar this week for the community to discuss the issue. Two Danville police officers will also be on hand to take part in the discussion. Tate says the police department has secured grant money and wants suggestion on ways to help young people stay out of trouble.
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((IT'S GANG SLOGANS, AROUND THE AREA ON PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND I BELIEVE YOU WANT TO STOP IT BEFORE IT GETS STARTED BUT MANY PEOPLE DON'T WANT HELP OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU'RE SNITCHING OR WHATEVER BUT THEY JUST WANT IDEAS ON WHAT THEY CAN DO THEY GOT GRANT MONEY THEY WANT TO START SOME TYPE OF ACTIVITY TO GIVE OUR YOUTH SOMETHING TO DO.))
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[TAKE WHEN PAGE FS] The Gang Awareness Seminar will be held Tuesday at four o' clock... [TAKE WHERE PAGE FS] at the Immanuel Kingdom Praise and Worship Center on North Main Street in Danville.
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Ed Clark has spent 17 years working on the Blue Ridge Parkway, but the Roanoke Area Supervisor will soon have a new position a short drive to the north.
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Clark is transferring to Shenandoah National Park, where he will become senior Resource Protection Manager.
Clark was just out of high school when he started working on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and says it will be hard to leave.
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((THIS IS REALLY HOME. AND I HAVE HAD SUCH A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH SO MANY FOLKS HERE OVER THE YEARS, AND REALLY BUILT A GOOD TEAM. IT'S DIFFICULT TO LEAVE, BUT I'M EXCITED ABOUT MY NEW DUTIES AND LOOKING FORWARD TO IT VERY MUCH.))
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Clark's replacement, Johnny Murphy, comes to the Blue Ridge Parkway from Alaska, where he currently works as a bush pilot.

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Bands from Galax and North Wilkesboro, North Carolina took top honors this weekend in the Old Fiddlers Convention.
And a fiddle player from Orma, West Virginia was named best all-around performer.
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Frequent rain left Felts Park deep in mud, but the crowds came and the musicians played on.
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This year, the chamber of commerce recognized Harold Mitchell for 30 years as master of ceremonies.
And first time visitors included a musician from Mali who plays a gourd banjo.
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((I AM SO HAPPY TO MEET THEM AND HEAR THE GOOD MUSIC. WE DON'T SPEAK THE SAME LANGUAGE, BUT MUSIC IS UNIVERSAL.))
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This was the 68th year of the Old Fiddlers Convention. More than 1500 musicians, and almost 300 bands registered for the competition.
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The Bluegrass Review won the bluegrass band competition, while the New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters were named the top Oldtime Band.
Fiddler Jake Krack was named the Best All- Around Performer.
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Flood watches continue throughout the News 7 viewing area, as more thunderstorms are on the horizon. We'll have your full forecast in a few minutes.
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and also, more than a dozen artists say that their new home is picture perfect.
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A renovated building in downtown Roanoke is now serving as valuable artspace for 18 local artists. Studios on the Square was once a fixture on the city market, but has found a unique home a few blocks away. Joe Dashiell takes a closer look in this week's Virginia Profile.
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Linda Atkinson has her bandsaw, rotary tools, and two tall windows with a view of Campbell Avenue. For a sculptor who often shows her work outside the Roanoke Valley, Atkinson says the sunny space keeps her connected with her hometown and fellow artists.
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((LINDA ATKINSON/SCULPTOR: USUALLY THERE ARE FOUR OR FIVE DIFFERENT ARTISTS HERE AT ANY TIME WORKING. IT'S LIKE BEING BACK IN GRADUATE SCHOOL, YOU KNOW, "DEBBIE COME IN HERE TAKE A LOOK AT THIS. WHAT DO YOU THINK. I'M HAVING TROUBLE WITH THIS." WE HAVE LUNCH TOGETHER. IT'S JUST A WONDERFUL COMRADERIE YOU HAVE WITH THE OTHER ARTISTS AND THAT'S REAL BIG BENEFIT.))
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Atkinson is one of 18 artists who have set up shop on the second and third floors of the Angell Building, in rooms that once welcomed guests to the former hotel. Studios on the Square moved its gallery to 126 West Campbell a year and a half ago, but the studios above were completed in the last several months.
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((RICHARD KURSHAN/STUDIOS ON THE SQUARE: THE CUSTOMERS GET A WHOLE DIFFERENT VARIETY OF PEOPLE. THEY GET TO TALK TO THE ARTISTS, THEY REALLY GET TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE PROCESS INVOLVED IN DEVELOPING ART. AND IT GIVES US A NICE OPPORTUNITY TO BRING GOOD HIGH QUALITY CRAFTS AND ARTS TO THE COMMUNITY.))
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[OUT Q=and arts to the community.]


On a recent evening, portrait artist Robby Tatum put the finishing touches on a pastel study, while visitors enjoyed a colorful pallette of distinctive styles, and photographer Vince Lupo captured the scene for Southern Living Magazine. It's taken time for Roanokers to find the new location, but the word is getting out on a distinctive renovation and creative collaboration. Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

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Coming up, we'll make left and right handed turns at Watkins Glen, a look back at a good night in the NFL preseason for two former Hokies, and
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Roanoke's Chip Sullivan is set to tackle his first major championship later this week in Rochester, New York.
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Only one time in Nascar history had a driver won the road race at Sonoma and come back to post another victory on the road at Watkins Glen in the same year. But Robby Gordon set out to turn the trick in today's Sirius at the Glen.

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The 11 turn track was unkind to pole sitter Jeff Gordon who got spun around by Greg Biffle on the very first lap.

Still on the first lap, Kyle Petty gets some help thru the inner loop on his way into the foam barrier bringing out the day's first caution.
A little later, hot brakes cause a fuel fire in Kevin Harvick's pit stall. Fortunately there were no serious injuries.
Speaking of brakes, Rusty Wallace loses his at lap 51. Rusty rides thru the kitty litter and finishes 37th.
The yellow allowed Robby Gordon to pit for tires and fuel. He went the distance out front to complete the sweep, but as the leaders cross the line, Jeff Gordon gets some love from Kevin Harvick and winds up in the fence. Gordon wa
s 4th at the time but came home 33rd---32 spots behind Robby.
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Ashley Plantation pro Chip Sullivan is headed to upstate New York for what promises to be the biggest golf weekend of his career. Chip is playing in the PGA Championship - the final "Major" of the year and the first "Major" of his career. To prepare for it - he's playing three practice rounds at tradition-rich Oak Hill Country Club.
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Chip gained some confidence for this week earlier this summer when he made the cut and earned a paycheck at the Capital Open.
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Davis Love the Third tuned up for next week by winning the International today in the Colorado Rockies.
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Love had a ten point lead over Richmond's John Rollins entering today under the modified Stableford scoring system.
He coasted to his fourth win of the season and the 18th of his career thanks in large part to three birdies in the first four holes. Love is now back atop the money list and should be considered one of the favorites next week at Oak Hill.
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Top overall draft pick Carson Palmer was humbled today in the Bengals preseason opener, as the Jets knocked off Marvin Lewis and company.
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Palmer struggled on a rainy day in the Big Apple throwing two picks--both of which were returned for toucdowns.
The USC product and the Heisman Trophy winner rebounded with a TD toss to Danny Farmer but the
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Bengals appear to be the same old team losing to the JETS jets 28 to 13.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/WXIA; :00]


Last night was a good start to the preseason for Michael Vick who completed 6 of 7 passes for 110 yards, including this TD toss to Brian Finneran in the Falcons 27-21 loss to Green Bay.
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And in Minneapolis, another former Hokie Ike Charlton recorded this 97 yard fumble return for the Jags in Jacksonville's 16 to 14 win over the Vikings.
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Jeff Nelson ripped the Mariners two weeks ago for not upgrading their team at the trade deadline. The M's promptly traded the reliever back to New York and today Nelson played a part in Seattle's taking two of three from the Yanks.


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[SUPER=03-New York, NY/YES; :00]


Nelson came on in the 7th, but gave up a two run single to Randy Winn. That broke a four all tie. The
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(------------) Yankees bullpen imploded giving up 7 runs over the final three innings as Seattle won it 8 to 6.