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A fire in West Salem burns out of control, re-routing traffic and affecting air quality.
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[ANCHOR= Keith]

And the Roanoke Civic Center plans to use its expanded alcohol license as early as next month.

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In sports, Jimmy Spencer's appeal is denied and he will miss Bristol this weekend, VMI must decide on a starting quarterback soon
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and our preseason coverage focuses on the Hidden Valley Titans.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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A bit of a lull in the weather pattern will produce hazy sunshine and warm temperatures. That story and the latest from the tropics in a moment.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 is next. [Video-Open]
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A Salem land mark is hit by fire.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Salem-Fire]


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Firefighters are struggling with flare-ups. This seems to be a presistent fire out on Route 11 in West Salem.
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Shannon Young is near the True Value Northwest Hardware store. That's where the fire is. It's been burning since this morning, Shannon?
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(Rollcue: been burning for about 7 hours.)
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[Knox]


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A member of Cecil Knox's office staff has apparently made a deal with the government. The trial is still more than two weeks away. As of late today the court calendar listed two of the doctor's staffers for guilty pleas tomorrow, but that's no longer the case. Attorney Randy Cargill says his client was offered a deal, but she rejected it. However, Tiffany Durham IS scheduled to plead guilty to a single charge with no prison time. The government says Durham was the Drug Hot Line Operator in the office. She could be called to testify against Knox.

[Civic-Center]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The Roanoke Civic Center is proceeding with its controversial plan to sell more beer and wine.
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The A-B-C board granted the city an expanded license in June, despite opposition from local churches.
The Civic Center plans to begin selling beer and wine at an upcoming concert and a wrestling match in September.
The director of civic facilities will decide on a case by case basis when to use the license.
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((MINA BOYD/DIRECTOR OF CIVIC FACILITIES: WE WOULD NOT SERVE ALCOHOL AT ALL BEER OR WINE IF IT WERE A FAMILY SHOW, A CHILDREN'S TYPE SHOW, DISNEY, OR DORA, THE EXPLORER, WHICH IS COMING SOON. WE WOULD NOT SERVE IT THEN.))
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Patrons will first have to show an I-D, then wear a bracelet, and they'll be limited to four beers at each event.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Opponents are appealing the A-B-C's board's decision.
Reverend Mark Washington of Hollins Road Baptist Church says he's waiting for the Circuit Court to set a hearing date.

[SML-Plan]


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There's a race to beat the clock at Smith Mountain Lake.
Homeowners are rushing to complete construction on their docks and shorelines before AEP's new regulations make things tougher.
Marya Jones has more.
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((LYNN SWAIN NATS: I PUT THE PILINGS IN. HE'S DOING HIS OWN DOCK.)) [RUNS:02]
These days, you don't have to go far on Smith Mountain Lake to see some of Lynn Swain's handiwork.
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((LYNN SWAIN: BUSINESS HAS BEEN WELL. BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE RUSHING TO GET THEIR DOCKS IN.)) [RUNS:05]
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((NATS: USING FRONTLOADER AND BOARDS.)) [RUNS:01]
The dock builder has been working a lot more lately, as the date nears for AEP's shoreline management plan to take effect.
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((BRUCE DOWDY/HOMEOWNER: I'M TRYING TO GET EVERYTHING DONE. HAD TO GET ALL THE PAPERWORK IN ON TIME.)) [RUNS:03]
Bruce Dowdy's trying to beat the clock, too... racing to finish his new dock before guidelines get stricter.
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((BRUCE DOWDY/HOMEOWNER: HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO SHAVE FOR AWHILE, HAVEN'T BEEN AT THE OFFICE FOR AWHILE. I'VE BEEN OVER HERE POUNDING NAILS AND CUTTING BOARDS. )) [RUNS:07]
AEP says its plan aims to balance development issues with environmental ones.
But Dowdy, Swain and others who live at the lake say the plan leaves too many unknowns ... and that it makes it harder to get permission to riprap their property and remove unsightly debris.
And though business is great now, Swain worries it may NOT be once the shoreline plan's in effect.
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((LYNN SWAIN: SOME OF THE THINGS THAT AEP IS GOING TO ENFORCE WE CAN LIVE WITH. BUT OVERALL, I THINK THE PLAN'S BEING PUSHED TOO SOON. )) [RUNS:09]
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[SU 18:05:51] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: HOMEOWNERS WILL JUST HAVE TO LEARN TO LIVE WITH IT. AEP SAYS IT WON'T BE TAKING ANYMORE PUBLIC COMMENT BEFORE IT STARTS ENFORCING THE PLAN IN SEPTEMBER. MJN7, SML.)) [RUNS:11]))

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Will union negotiators bounce back another contract offer from Goodyear?
We'll see where things stand when News 7 returns.
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Plus a big day in Blacksburg as Virginia Tech students pour into town.
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[Dale-Davis]


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The United Nations is strenghtening its resolve to stay in Iraq, despite yesterday's huge blast at its Baghdad headquarters.
Secretary General Kofi Anan said today the organization's mission is essential and it will not be intimidated.
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Yesterday's bombing killed at least 20 people.
FBI agents have been sifting through the rubble and now say the truck bomb was made up of materials from Saddam Hussein's pre-war arsenal. Is that a clue to who's behind the blast?
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[2-SHOT]
To help answer that question we turn to VMI professor and Middle East expert Dale Davis.

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[Henry-Water]


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Residents in Henry County may soon have to pay more for their water.
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In response to the recent closing of the Pillowtex Plant in Fieldale, the Public Service Authority has proposed a four dollar a month increase for both water and sewer service.
The increase comes out to just over nineteen percent.
County leaders concede the rate hike may be hard for some to swallow.
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((TIM HALL/COUNTY SPOKESPERSON: WITH FIFTEEN PERCENT UNEMPLOYMENT OUR PEOPLE CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY MUCH BUT THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE IS IF WE DON'T REMAIN SOLVENT AS AN ENTITY THEN A THIRD PARTY COMES IN, TAKES IS OVER AND TRIES TO MAKE A PROFIT WITH IT.))
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The textile company Activewear has been exempted from the proposed rate hike.
County leaders decided the new company may go out of business if it had to pay more for water and sewer service.
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The earliest the rate increase could go into effect is November first.

[Goodyear]


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The union representing workers at Danville's Goodyear plant may decide this evening whether to accept the company's contract offer.
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The union has been mulling over the latest three -year offer since it was presented Sunday. Union employees have been working under the terms of their old contract, which expired in April. More than two- thousand people work at the plant in Danville.
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[Stocks]


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A disappointing quarterly report from Hewlett-Packard sent Wall Street lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell 31 points.
NASDAQ dropped about half a point.
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Today, it was back to a NEW school for some students in Montgomery County.
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After nearly three years of planning and construction, Christiansburg Middle School opened its doors for the first time today. The new building contains 75-classrooms, which can hold up to 12-hundred students. Officials say its state of the art design and technology provide the students with a better learning environment. Though the new school is nearly twice as big as the old one, the hallways are color-coded by grade level, so students won't get lost.
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[Tech-Move]


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Students are also beginning to settle in once again at Virginia Tech.
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Today was the first day for students to move into the university residence halls, and for many, it was their first time. Officials say the first day of student move-in is usually the slowest, but this year a lot of students decided to move in early. For a lot of them, it's a job that involves the entire family.
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((ERIC CROWDER/FRESHMAN: MY MOM'S UP THERE ORGANIZING STUFF, MY DAD'S WATCHING EVERYTHING AND I'M DOING THE BRUNT WORK. REPORTER: TIRED YET? JOHN CROWDER/PARENT: NOT YET WE GOT NICE PARKING HERE, THE DORMS RIGHT THERE, IT'S GOING FINE. ))

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About 88-hundred students fill the residence halls each year, most of whom are freshman. This year's freshman class will include about 49-hundred students. More than 18-thousand applied.
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[Sports tease]


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Jimmy Spencer can drive this weekend, but not at the Bristol Motor Speedway, our Friday Football Extra preseason crew talks to the Titans
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and VMI is less than two weeks away from the Keydets opener and Cal McCombs is trying to decide on a starting quarterback.
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[S-Spencer]


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Jimmy Spencer's appeal has been denied as the National Stock Car Commission upholds NASCAR's penalties against him this morning.
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Spencer and his number seven Sirius Dodge cannot race this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway and will miss the Winston Cup Sharpie 500. Spencer was suspended from all NASCAR events until August 26th and fined 25 grand for his part in a post race fight with Kurt Busch last Sunday at Michigan.
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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!!!!]
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Rusty Wallace WILL be out at Bristol trying to win for the 10th time at the bull ring. He tested earlier this season and is hungry.
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[S-VMI]


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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
The VMI Keydets are wrapping up their second scrimmage of the preseason at this hour in Lexington. And Travis Wells says the Keydets are still looking for a starting quarterback.
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((Cal McCombs had expected to name a starting signal caller by now. But the four way race between Kirk Monteleone, Josh Lyles, Jonathan Wilson, and David Poldiak has gone on much longer than expected.
Cal:
No matter who is under center for the opener, Poldiak has already exhibited strong leadership skills. The senior from Pennsylvania will serve as the school's honor court president for the upcoming school year.
David: Cal:
The Keydets open the season, a week from Saturday at Navy. Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))
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[anchor=steve]
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McCombs is expected to make a decision on the quarterbacks Wednesday night and finalize the depth chart by Thursday morning.

[S-UNC]


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The North Carolina football team is picked to finish sixth in the ACC this season and there is plenty of motivation in Chapel Hill
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The Tarheels did not win at home last season and have different ways of not forgetting last years 3 and 9 record.
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[S-Titans]


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The Hidden Valley Titans strike a pose for the Friday Football Extra cameras tonight.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


The school is set for its second year of operation and for Head Coach Steve Magenbauer, the best thing about this year's club is the fact that he has a senior class.
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The Titans surprised some folks by winning three games in their inaugural campaign a year ago. Now they're looking to turn the corner starting with the season opener at William Byrd.
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And don't forget to catch the 20th anniversary edition of Friday Football Extra this Friday night from seven to eight.


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[Museum-Grant]


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The Art Museum of Western Virginia had a picture perfect day.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Senator George Allen presented the Roanoke museum with a 20-thousand dollar check from the National Endowment of the Arts.
The money will be used to restore 27 paintings by Thomas Eakins (A-kins), Susan Macdowell Eakins, and her sister Elizabeth Macdowell Kenton.
Many of the pieces date back to the 1870's.
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