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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A power outage across the Northeast is so big officials can't even guess how many people are affected.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And, local residents are calling attention to a deadly intersection. Now they want VDOT to do the same.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - Tiger and Chip are dead even at the PGA Championship. Lord Botetourt is passed the Friday Football Extra torch tonight,
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and the Virginia Cavaliers meet the Media and their fans this afternoon at Scott Stadium. Steve Mason will join us from Charlottesville later in sports.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Temperatures are warmer than normal and the tropics are fired up as well. Details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

It's rush hour on foot for millions of people across the Northeast.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A huge outage has shut off power from New York to Michigan, even parts of Canada.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
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Officials say, there are NO indications the outage was caused by terrorism.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Commuter trains, subways, elevators and several nuclear reactors have shut down.
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Scott Rapoport is in News York tonight with the latest on this wide-spread problem.
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At this point, American Electric Power is not reporting any major outages in our area.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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One man was killed in an accident in Bedford County early this morning.
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Police say 55 year old Harold David Jennings was driving a delivery truck Northbound on Route 122 when 72 year old Harry Leigh Peters pulled out from Route 24, striking the truck. Jennings' truck then spun out of control, and flipped. Jennings was pronounced dead at the scene, and police say he was NOT wearing his seatbelt. Peters was not hurt. Police are consulting with the Commonwealth's Attorney to determine if charges should be filed.
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[Intersection]


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The wreck is the fourth fatal accident at the intersection of Route 122 and 24 since 1997, and residents, police, and transportation officials agree that something needs to be done.
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Richard Lesko joins us now with more.
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Shannon, thousands of people have signed petitions to get VDOT to install a stoplight or fix the intersection. Until that happens, they fear more people will die at a dangerous crossroads.
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((NANCY LAURENT/LANCER MART OWNER; ALMOST DAILY YOU SEE SOMETHING, IF A WEEK GOES BY WITHOUT AN ACCIDENT, IT'S UNUSUAL. IT REALLY IS.))
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While investigators were mapping the accident scene, residents were talking about how to fix the intersection. Moneta's Fire Chief, Ricky Tuck, knows the intersection all to well. Besides responding to wrecks there, his mother has been in two accidents at the crossroads.
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((RICKY TUCK/MONETA FIRE CHIEF; VERY SERIOUS ACCIDENT, WAS THROWN FROM THE CAR. SAME SITUATION HIT BY ANOTHER MOTORIST ABOUT 47 YEARS AGO. SO THIS HAS BEEN AN ONGOING THING FOR SOME TIME, AND IT HAS BEEN MORE SERIOUS AS WE'VE GOTTEN MORE TRAFFIC. AND SHE HAD A VERY SIMILAR INCIDENT ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO.))
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Residents say the problem is that for drivers turning onto 122, their visibility is blocked by a curve on one side, and a dip in the road on the other. Now thousands of people have signed petitions, asking for a stoplight. A Virginia State Police sergeant says there is already an abundance of warnings at the intersection, and getting any more safeguards could take time.
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((SGT. BOB ROSS/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE; AS IN OTHER STATE PROJECTS, IT COMES DOWNS TO HAVING THE MONEY TO DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO. SO WE'RE AT THE MERCY OF THE FUNDING THAT'S AVAILABLE TO FIX THE PROBLEM.))
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A VDOT engineer says the state has been working on a fix for three years. Now funding to overhaul the intersection has been approved, but will not be available until July. After that, a year of environmental studies, surveys, and plans still lies ahead.
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He added he hopes the petition and public comment will help the Commonwealth Transportation Board see that this project is a matter of life and death.

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A local official is under criminal investigation for essentially "stuffing the ballot box" of public opinion. Bedford County Supervisor Kirby Richardson says he's done nothing wrong, but he could be indicted by a special grand jury for forging public documents.
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(( It's all about an intersection in the Smith Mountain Lake community of White House. Route 608 runs into 626. There's a difference of opinion here over what- -if anything- -should be done to keep motorists from running into each other here. [2:18:10] ((I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO SAY ANYTHING TO ANYBODY.)) [RUNS:02] Supervisor Kirby Richardson voted for V-DOT's 1-point-1 million dollar improvement project when it came before the Board of Supervisors last Fall. He also filled out one of the Highway Department's comment sheets in favor of the plan. State Police found four dozen similar sheets, and a special grand jury is now investigating whether Richardson had a hand in falsifying the forms. [2:18:25] ((GET ON OUT OF HERE WITH THAT. YOU'RE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY. GET ON OUT OF HERE WITH THAT CAMERA. You're a public servant. Is that correct, an elected official? I'M A PUBLIC SERVANT, BUT THIS IS PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHT HERE.)) [RUNS:12] The conversation took place in Richardson's office at Old Dominion Fabricators. Before we left, he did say he'd done nothing wrong. [2:18:55] ((It is your position that you've not done anything that would be improper, much less illegal? ABSOLUTELY.)) [RUNS:07] V-DOT says public opinion- -for or against a particular project- -is only one factor in whether the job gets done. For what it's worth, the guys at the White House Store are opposed to it [2:23:55] ((THE PEOPLE WE HEAR TALKING SAY SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE HERE BUT NOT ON THE SCALE THEY'RE RECOMMENDING.)) [RUNS:11]
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[old man on profile shot off the shot gun] ((THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT $1.5 MILLION DOLLARS, AND THAT JUST BLOWS MY MIND.)) [RUNS:05]))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The road work is on hold while the criminal investigation of those falsified comment sheets continues. The Special Grand Jury reportedly meets again September 11th.

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City officials have reached agreement with police officer Butch Lewis, paving the way for his return to Patrick Henry High School next week.
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Transferred to patrol duty in June, Lewis has been fighting to reclaim the position he held for ten years.
City officials offered Lewis a temporary assignment to PH, while a new task force reviews school safety and the resource officer program.
Lewis agreed to suspend his grievances, and both parties signed the papers this afternoon.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Lewis is expected to return to work on the Patrick Henry campus on Tuesday.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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A year after their murders, the pain is still fresh.
We'll talk with relatives of Jennifer, Michael and Mary Short when News 7 returns.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus Blacksburg's new osteopathic medical school welcomes its first students.
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Tomorrow, one local family will observe an anniversary that still seems like a nightmare: The unsolved murders of a 9-year-old girl and her parents.
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Marya Jones met with relatives of Jennifer, Michael and Mary Short.
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They are still in shock one year later and eager to see a killer brought to justice.
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((CHRIS YOUNG: WE REALLY MISS THEM.)) [RUNS:03]
Chris and Ruby Young have tried not to think about August 15th, 2002.
But it's hard for the couple to forget the day they lost their 9-year-old niece and her parents.
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((RUBY YOUNG: I DON'T THINK YOU EVER CAN. I THINK IT'S ALWAYS THERE. )) [RUNS:04]
Michael and Mary Short were found, shot and killed where they slept.
Their daughter Jennifer was kidnapped.
The Youngs filed paperwork to be her legal guardians and appealed for her safe return.
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((RUBY YOUNG/AUGUST 21, 2002: JENNIFER, WE MISS YOU AND WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH. PLEASE DON'T GIVE UP.)) [RUNS:07]
But six weeks later, her bones turned up in North Carolina.
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((RUBY YOUNG: JUST SEEMS LIKE A PART OF YOU'S GONE.)) [RUNS:01]
The last time they saw Jennifer, Michael and Mary was at a 4th of July cookout. This year, they still felt their presence.
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((CHRIS YOUNG: WHEN THEY WERE HERE, THERE WAS A BUTTERFLY THAT LANDED ON ALL OF US. THIS TIME, THE BUTTERFLY DID THE SAME THING. )) [RUNS:11]
The memories can be tough to deal with, but knowing a killer is still free is even harder.
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((RUBY YOUNG: IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT SOMEBODY'S OUT THERE THAT COULD DO SUCH A HORRIBLE THING AS THIS. IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THEY'RE STILL OUT THERE WALKING AROUND. )) [RUNS:08]
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((CHRIS YOUNG: SOMEBODY HAD TO SEE SOMETHING.)) [RUNS:01]
The Youngs believe investigators WILL solve the case and hold out hope someone will come forward to help them.
But even that, they say, won't take the pain away.
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((CHRIS YOUNG: it still doesn't bring them back.)) [RUNS:01]
Marya Jones, News-7.))

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A real-life game of cat and mouse ended today in Christiansburg.
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30-year-old Marvin Ezzell of Elliston was arrested this afternoon, after he allegedly tried to jump bond. Bailbondsman Jeff Trout says he went to Ezzell's home last night to collect bond, when he took off. After chasing him for several hours, Trout says he arrested Ezzell this morning, but it wasn't long before he got away again.
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((JEFF TROUT/BAILBONDSMAN: I HAD HIM SITTING ON THE STEPS AND WE WERE TRYING TO GET THE PAPERWORK SQUARED AWAY...I TURNED MY BACK FOR NO MORE THAN 10-SECONDS AND THE SUSPECT TOOK OFF RUNNING.))
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After a three-hour search, authorities arrested Ezzell near some bushes next to Cooks Cleaners. Ezzell was out on a six-thousand dollars bond for assault and battery. Authorities say he could face more charges.
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Stocks ended a quiet session marginally higher. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 39 points.
NASDAQ rose 14.
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[Osteopathic-College]


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You don't have to be an M-D- to be a physician -- there's another type of doctor coming to a hospital near you.
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The first class of students for the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine attended orientation today.
These students will not only be trained to practice modern medicine but also to perform musculoskeletal manipulation to treat patients.
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((BHABA MISRA/MEDICAL STUDENT: OSTEOPATHIC HAS THE PHILOSOPHY THAT YOU ACTUALLY LET THE BODY HEAL ITSELF. YOU MIGHT NEED TO GIVE IT A LITTLE NUDGE IN ONE DIRECTION. BUT YOU DON'T NEED TO OVERWHELM SOMETHING SO I SUBSCRIBE TO THAT PHILOSOPHY))
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The College hopes students will go on to practice in underserved communities.
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(( DR. DIXIE TOOKE-RAWLINS/EDWARD VIA VA COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE: WE REALLY WANT TO TRAIN PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS FOR SW VIRGINIA. IN THE COUNTRY THEY ARE PREDICTING A 50-THOUSAND PHYSICIAN SHORTAGE BY 2010))
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The College also plans to focus on biomedical research in collaboration with Virginia Tech.
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[Sports Tease]


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Steve Mason will check in from Charlottesville where the Cavs held their meet the team day this afternoon. Chip Sullivan is tied with Tiger after one round of the PGA.
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And tonight's Friday Football Extra visit takes us to Daleville the home of Lord Botetourt.
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We start things off tonight in Charlottesville where the Virginia football team met the media and several hundred fans during this afternoon's "Meet the Team" festivities. [DOUBLE BOX TOSS TO STEVE] Steve Mason now checks in from what has been a hot time in more ways than one at Scott Stadium. [STEVE FULL]
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Tonight the Friday Football Extra Winnebago pulls into Daleville where the Lord Botetourt Cavaliers will be sporting a new look this season.
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This will be one of the biggest Botetourt teams in recent years as evidenced by the fact that six additional extra large helmets had to be ordered. The normally pass happy Cavs also will be a little more grounded in 2003.
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[vo nat con't] Don't expect anything to change on the defensive side of the ball where the Cavs are loaded.
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[VO NAT CON'T] Botetourt also hopes the school's brand new expanded weight room will be plus - not only this year but in the coming seasons.
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[Grandin-Theatre]
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You can now walk among the stars on Grandin Road.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]
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630 of them were unveiled on the sidewalk in front of the Grandin Theatre.
Each star represents a supporter who donated one-thousand dollars to help restore the Roanoke landmark.
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((ANTHONY STAVOLA/GRANDIN THEATRE FOUNDATION PRESIDENT: THESE FOLKS WHO MADE THE CONTRIBUTIONS WHEN WE COULDN'T FIND SOMEONE TO WRITE A CHECK FOR 100,000, THEY GOT IT DONE, THEY REALLY GOT IT DONE.))
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130 stars are still up for grabs.
The Grandin's also kicking off a campaign rewarding a 250-dollar contribution with a theatre seat engraved with the donor's name.
Summer ticket sales have been strong.
The whole neighborhood is feeling the effects.
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