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A lawman finds out what a fatal shooting at a local restaurant will cost him.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And, a fire blazes through a handful of Southwest County townhomes.
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[Sports-head]


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Tonight in sports, VMI names its starting quarterback, the Hargrave Tigers reload for 2003, and
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after 3 months of negotiations, there is still no collective bargaining agreement between the ECHL's players and owners.
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[WX-Head]
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The latest forecast highlights a big change in the humidity level by late in the weekend. Details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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A former Drug Enforcement Agent is sentenced to five years in prison.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


It's an emotional decision for family and friends on both sides.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Workman]
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A Roanoke judge suspended one year and nine months of the sentence a jury had set for Timothy Workman.
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Workman was convicted of fatally shooting Keith Bailey outside O'Charley's restaurant a year and a half ago ago.
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Jennifer Wishon is at the Roanoke Courthouse tonight with more.
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(Rollcue: He was defending himself. )
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[SUPER=01-Michael Patterson/Keith Bailey's Brother; :19]
[SUPER=01-Christine Trance/Timothy Workman's Sister-In-Law; :50]
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[OUT Q=wanted to be a DEA Agent.]
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[81-Traffic]


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If you're headed out on I-81, be prepared for backups.
A vehicle caught fire in the median at mile marker 142, near the 581 interchange.
That has traffic in BOTH directions down to one lane.
No word on when things might clear up.

[County-Fire]


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At least eight people are homeless tonight after an apartment complex caught fire this afternoon.
It happened at the Woods Crossing Townhouses located off Starkey Road in south west Roanoke County.
Justin McLeod tells us why this fire was especially difficult to put out.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Maiden/Neighbor; :06]
[SUPER=01-Greg Alexander/Cox Cable Technician; :16]
[SUPER=01-Gary Houff/Battalion Chief; :25]
[SUPER=01-Scott Abbey/Roanoke Co. Firefighter; 1:01]
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((((NAT SOUND OF THE FIRE))
The fire broke out just before 1:30. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF FIRE IF YOU GOT IT GOING INTO BITE))
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[IN Q=My girlfriend saw the flames]

((BRYAN MAIDEN/NEIGHBOR: MY GIRLFRIEND SAW THE FLAMES OVER THERE, YOU COULD JUST HEAR IT, AS SOON AS I SAW THE FLAMES I CALLED 911)) [Runs06]
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He along with a COX Cable technician then immediately sprung into action.
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[IN Q=The lady was on the]

((GREG ALEXANDER/COX CABLE TECHNICIAN: THE LADY WAS ON THE PHONE ACTUALLY I PROBABLY SCARED HER DEATH, I WAS KICKING ON HER DOOR UNTIL SHE OPENED IT.)) [Runs05]
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Everyone got out safely and within minutes firefighters had arrived.
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((GARY HOUFF/BATTALION CHIEF: THE FIRST ARRIVING APPARATUS HAD HEAVY FIRE AND SMOKE SHOWING FROM THE STAIRWAY TO THE FOUR APARTMENTS ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE.)) [Runs07]
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Those four apartments substained heavy damage, another four had moderate damage.
It would take crews nearly thirty minutes to get the fire under control.
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((GARY HOUFF/BATTALION CHIEF: IT TOOK TIME SEARCHED ALL EIGHT OF THOSE APARTMENTS TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY WAS OUT.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=everybody was out]


No one was injured but firefighters did have to rescue a cat from a bottom floor apartment.
Tigger received some oxygen before being transported to a nearby vet.
No firefighters were injured but several were checked out for possibly heat exhaustion.
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[IN Q=It's probably on a]

((SCOTT ABBEY/ROANOKE CO. FIREFIGHTER: IT'S PROBABLY ON A 90 DEGREE DAY IT'S PROBABLY A 150 DEGREES INSIDE THE GEAR, IT'S PRETTY HOT.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=it's pretty hot]


Several crews remained on the scene for several hours putting out hot spots.
Investigators are trying to determine the cause but say it could take several days.
Damage estimates are still being added up and the Red Cross has been called in to help the displaced residents.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke County. ))

[Salem-Fire]


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It could be days before investigators know what caused an intense fire in Salem yesterday.
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The True Value Northwest Hardware store on West Main burned for more than seven hours. Some spots are still smoldering.
[SUPER=04-This morning;]

Fire crews are back on site today trying to figure out what sparked the blaze. The process is expected to be time consuming since they're having to protect against contaminated air. Investigators are wearing haz-mat suits and air masks and being decontaminated on a regular basis.
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[IN Q=Because of the products that...]

((PAT COUNTS/SALEM FIRE CHIEF: BECAUSE OF THE PRODUCTS THAT WE FEEL LIKE BURNED UP IN THE FIRE. THERE WERE SOME PESTICIDES, INSECTICIDES, SO BECAUSE OF THE CONTAMINATION THEY'RE HAVING TO TAKE SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS, KINDA LIKE A WORST CASE SCENARIO.))
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[OUT Q=like a worst case scenario.]
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Chief Counts says it appears the fire started in the attic.
All air quality advisories have been lifted but Counts says people with breathing problems should avoid the area.
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Meantime, westbound traffic on Route 11-460 is restricted to one lane. Eastbound traffic is not affected.

[Tease#1]
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Becoming an organ donor is getting easier.
Find out how you can sign up on-line when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
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Plus the citizen soldiers of VMI get a lesson in sacrifice from the citizen soldiers of D-Day.
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[Knox]
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We got a preview today of the government's case against pain specialist Cecil Knox.
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[VO-NAT]
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His medical assistant admitted in court this morning that she was aware of irregularities in the office and failed to report them. Twenty-nine year old Tiffany Durham also pled guilty to distributing narcotics.
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[IN Q=She has taken]

((SHE HAS TAKEN RESPONSIBILITY FOR KNOWING THAT THINGS WERE GOING ON IN THE OFFICE THAT SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN GOING ON. AND NOT REPORTING IT TO ANYBODY.))
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[OUT Q=it to anybody.]
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[***KEITH ON CART***] Durham is the only one of the five people indicted last year to enter a guilty plea. The prosecutor read a summary of the facts in her case that outlined some of the charges against Dr. Knox. Pat Hogeboom said Durham and Knox often got calls from law enforcement officers saying certain patients were abusing or selling narcotics Knox prescribed. Nonetheless, the prosecutor said Knox continued to prescribe narcotics to those patients. He said one patient died of an overdose of medication prescribed by Knox. Knox allegedly prescribed "high doses of narcotics" to one woman, even after Durham pointed out the patient was pregnant. The government says Knox pre-signed prescriptions that Durham and the office nurse filled out for patients when the doctor was on vacation. Knox was so close to his patients, he let some of them live in the basement and allowed others to use the side door to avoid dealing with the office staff, enabling them to get prescriptions directly from the Doctor.
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Knox and the others get to tell their version to a federal jury, beginning two weeks from Monday.
Other attorneys in the case were on hand for the guilty plea, assessing how Durham's move may affect the dynamics of the trial.
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((I TRUST THAT SHE WILL BE CALLED TO TESTIFY.))
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[OUT Q=called to testify.]
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Durham won't be sentenced until after Knox and the others are tried.

[Henry-Fatal]


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State police are looking for the person who struck and killed a Henry County man in front of his house.
Police say 51-year-old Michael Lane Witt of Axton died instantly after he was hit last night.
The vehicle that hit him was gone when police and rescue crews arrived.
Police would like to talk to a couple who stopped to help Witt, and anyone else who might have seen the accident.



[Organ-donor]


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One organ donor can save seven lives.
State officials are hoping that message and a new website will help encourage more Virginians to become donors.
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Meghan Muldoon joins us from Richmond with more.
Health officials say three Virginians die every week waiting for an organ transplant.
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So the state has come up with an easier way to sign up as a donor.
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(( Governor Mark Warner became the first person to sign up as an organ donor on the state's new website save-seven-lives-dot-org.
Warner says organ donation is more than simply a good cause for him.
Because his oldest daughter was born with juvenile diabetes.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WE'RE VERY ACTIVE IN OUR FAMILY IN EFFORTS TO FIND A CURE FOR JUVENILE DIABETES BUT THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT WITHOUT A CURE AT SOME POINT IN HER LIFE HER ONLY CHANCE FOR LIFE WILL BE IF SOMEBODY DONATES A PANCREAS SO THERE CAN BE A PANCREATIC TRANSFER.)) [RUNS:19]
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Organ donation is also a personal matter for Herb Albert of Madison Heights who suffered from hepatitis.
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((HERB ALBERT/LIVER TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT: I HAD GOTTEN TO THE POINT WHERE I WAS BASICALLY AND LITERALLY ON MY DEATH BED AT HOME, I BECAME HOSPITALIZED AND WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO RECEIVE A LIVER.)) [RUNS:11]
More than two-thousand Virginians are waiting for life-saving organ transplants.
State officials are hoping that online registration will lead to an increase in the percentage of Virginians who give an organ and others a second chance.
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((JANE WOODS/VIRGINIA SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES: IT'S ALWAYS DANGEROUS TO PUT NUMBERS OUT THERE BUT I'D LOVE TO SEE US BY THE END OF THIS CALENDAR YEAR BE PUSHING UP AROUND FIFTY PERCENT BECAUSE THEN I THINK WE'LL HAVE A STORY WE CAN REALLY TRUMPET.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=STORY WE CAN REALLY TRUMPET.]))
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Save-seven-lives-dot-org is a new way to sign up to be an organ donor but you can still register at D-M-V. And if you have already have one of those little hearts on your license,
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no need to sign up again, your name will be automatically transferred to the new database.

[Stocks]


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Stocks gained some ground as better-than-expected economic news energized Wall Street . [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW rose 26 points.
NASDAQ gained 17.
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[RU-Address]


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Radford University president Douglas Covington says the university is in good shape, despite recent state budget cuts.
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[VO-NAT]
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During today's state of the university address, Covington said the school was able to hire 35-new faculty members this year, as a result of increased tuition and an early retirement program. Covington says cutting down expenses has also improved the university's outlook.
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((DOUGLAS COVINGTON/RU PRESIDENT: BUT THIS FORCES US TO MAKE SOME CRITICAL CHOICES, AS TO WHAT'S ESSENTIAL AND WHAT'S LESS ESSENTIAL.))
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[VO-NAT]

Covington says he hopes to add at least 30 more faculty members by the 2004-2005 school year. He hopes to offer more salary increases THIS YEAR and increase funding for each department.
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[VMI-DDay]


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Hundreds of would-be soldiers invaded the National D-Day Memorial today, their mission: to learn more about that fateful day in history and the role the citizen-soldier played.
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The Virginia Military Institute's freshman class visits the Bedford museum every year.
It's all part of a day-long program focusing on the legacy of the citizen-soldier.
The "rats" enjoyed presentations from D-Day veterans and learned more about the men who endured so much in Normandy.
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[IN Q=It's appreciation]

((GRANT WEATHERFORD/VMI RAT: IT'S APPRECIATION FOR WHAT CAME BEFORE AND FOR THEIR SACRIFICE AND FOR WHERE THE BAR HAS BEEN SET SIR.)) ((EDWIN LUGO/VMI RAT: MY IMPRESSIONS OF THE MEMORIAL ARE THAT IT'S A FANTASTIC PLACE AND IT'S JUST A GREAT PLACE TO BE AT RIGHT NOW TO APPRECIATE WHAT ALL THOSE TROOPERS WENT THROUGH IN THE BATTLE OF NORMANDAY.))
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[SUPER=01-Edwin Lugo/VMI Rat; :07]
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[OUT Q=battle of Normandy.]
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[VO-NAT]


The freshmen also heard from D-Day veteran Bob Slaughter about his experiences in June, 1944.
They also watched the opening sequence of the movie "Saving Private Ryan".
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[Sports tease]


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Coming up, the ECHL could face a work stoppage, Steve Mason heads to Hargrave for media day festivites, and
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The Friday Football Extra caravan drops in on the Floyd County Buffaloes.
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[S-ECHL]


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The negotiations between the ECHL owners and the players union have all but reached a standstill. Last night the union voted to strike although the owners are hopeful that a deal can be reached by October 1st.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Season; :00]


In trying to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, the union has proposed revenue sharing where a visiting team would get 20 percent of a game's gate. That idea was rejected as was a luxury tax. Still, teams are confident that a deal will get done.
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[SUPER=01-Tony MacAulay/Express Head Coach; :11]
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Ironically, news of a strike comes on the heels of the Express launching its most agressive marketing campaign in the history of the club.

[S-Tigers]


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A who's who of college football recruits were on hand for reporters and photographers on Hargrave Military Academy's football media day. Steve Mason and photographer Dennis Brown have a few snap shots.
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[SUPER=01-Cory Holt/Committed to Virginia Tech; :20]
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[SUPER=01-Justin Harper/Va. Tech & Wake Forest Recruit; :50]
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[SUPER=01-Keon Lattimore/Committed to Maryland; 1:20]
[SUPER=01-DeCody Fagg/Committed to Florida State; 1:44]
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[S-Floyd]


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The Floyd County Buffaloes stampede into the Friday Football Extra Spotlight tonight.
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[VO-NAT]


Coach Winfred Beale welcomes back 11 starters from last year's club, including 7 on defense and four more on offense. The Buffs went 11 and 1 last season, a year after reaching the state championship game.
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[WIPE to PINNACLE #13078]
And don't forget tomorrow night our 20th anniversary special---a look back at the last 19 years and a look ahead t

o the upcoming season.

[S-VMI]


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The VMI Keydets now know who their starting quarterback will be next Saturday at Navy and local fans will recognize the name.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]


Former Rockbridge County standout and hometown favorite Jonathan Wilson gets the call under center. Wilson is a redshirt freshman who won the job over sophomore Kirk Monteleone, junior Josh Lyles, and senior David Poldiak. (------------) And one time Patrick Henry Patriot Adam Peters has wrapped up the starting punting duties as a true freshman.