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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

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Ahead on NEWS 7 at six. Dozens of soldiers return home to a heroes welcome-- but they won't have much time to relax.
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And, some Henry County students learn the value of "neighbors helping neighbors"

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Tonight in sports, baseball legend Bobby Bonds passes away, we'll set the table for tonight's Sharpie 500 in Bristol, and
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[VO-NAT]


the Glenvar Highlanders soak up the spotlight in tonight's Friday Football Extra preview.
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Lower humidity is slow to arrive but Sunday should be more comfortable. We will also check on today's pop-up showers in a moment. [Video-Open]
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((IF WE DON'T ADVOCATE FOR CHILDREN THEN WE'LL BE LEAVING OUR WORLD IN A BIG MESS.))
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A Southside community pulls together to make sure their children continue to prosper.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Pillowtex-Benefit]


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The first day of school is just around the corner, and for laid off Pillowtex workers, school supplies are an added expense. But as Jennifer Wishon reports, the Fieldale community isn't about to let their children go without during these hard economic times.
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[SUPER=01-Jerry Hairston/UNITE Service Representative; 1:07]
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(( Kimberly Henry is excited about starting the fifth grade at Ridgeway Elementary, but times are hard for her family, along with a thousand others in the Fieldale Community.
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((LEE-ELLEN GUNTER: WITH ALL THE STRESSES OF BEING A PARENT IN THE FIRST PLACE, TO NOW HAVE TO FIND HEALTH INSURANCE AND TO FIND A JOB AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES JUST SEEMED OVERWHELMING JUST TO ME AND I STILL HAD A JOB.))
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Lee-Ellen Gunter learned Pillowtex workers had been laid off and began thinking like a mother.. She started a campaign to collect school supplies from family and co-workers. Students like Kimberly Henry are grateful.
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((KIMBERLY HENRY: I GOT A PENCIL BOX, SOME HIGHLIGHTERS, SOME CRAYONS AND I GOT A BINDER AND SOME TISSUES.))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/NEWS 7: THESE SCHOOL SUPPLIES WERE DONATED BY CONCERNED CITIZENS AND FELLOW CHURCH MEMBERS AND THANKS TO THEIR SISTER UNION OUT OF WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA, CHILDREN WILL NOW HAVE A NEW OUTFIT FOR THEIR FIRST DAY BACK AT SCHOOL.))
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More than half of the workers laid off from Pillowtex have school aged children. Union leaders hope money won't be so tight next year at this time because there's still hope someone will step forward and buy the textile plant.
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((JERRY HAIRSTON: WE MAKE THE BEST TOWEL IN THE WORLD, ROYAL VELVET AND CHARISMA, AND IT'S MADE RIGHT HERE IN THIS FACILITY AND WE'RE HOPING THAT CAN CONTINUE.))
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In the meantime, Gunter is focusing on the children.
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((LEE ELLEN GUNTER: I THINK EVERY KID DESERVES TO GO TO SCHOOL WITH A NEW BOOK AND NEW PENCILS AND MOMS DESERVE TO GET SEND THEM OFF WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT ALL THIS.))
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And parents say they are appreciative for the relief while they learn the A-B-C's of starting over. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Henry County.))

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It was a long awaited homecoming today for some soldiers who've been stationed at Guantanamo Bay.
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25 soldiers, who've been deployed for the past nine months, returned to the Lynchburg Armory this morning. Their leave came earlier than the 300 others in their unit because they have to return to college. The unit provided security at Guantanamo Bay as part of "Operation Enduring Freedom." One soldier says safety was their main objective.
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((JOSH MORGAN/U.S. NATIONAL GUARD: WE'RE THERE TO KEEP THIS NATION SAFE AND IF OUR GOVERNMENT OR OUR MILITARY BELIEVE THESE PEOPLE ARE A THREAT, THE BEST THING IS TO BRING THEM THERE, FIND OUT IF THEY ARE A THREAT AND THEN SEND THEM BACK AND THAT IS HAPPENING - WE ARE SENDING PEOPLE BACK AS WELL AS BRINING THEM IN.))
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Morgan says it was very hot, humid and dry on the base. The Old Dominion University student says he can't wait to get home to his pregnant wife.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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The remaining soldiers are expected to return sometime in September or October.

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A soldier from Roanoke is also back home-- after spending months along the front lines in Iraq.
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Private First Class Jonathan Counts is a mechanic with the 7th Calvary, and got back from Iraq this morning. The 7th Calvary was one of the first units to reach downtown Baghdad. This afternoon, Counts was welcomed back with a cookout and party thrown by friends and family. He graduated from Patrick Henry High School last year, and says he's glad to be back home.
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Verizon workers walked the picket lines today to send a message of unity to their bargaining committee.
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Union employees have been working without a contract for three weeks now. Leaders say some movement in negotiations has been made, but they're not willing to budge on the issue of job security.
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((BARRY MEADOR/LOCAL 2204 VICE PRESIDENT: NO MATTER WHAT A COMPANY OFFERS YOU, IF YOU'RE NOT THERE TO APPRECIATE IT OR RECEIVE THE WAGES OR BENEFITS IT DOESN'T MATTER. SO TO LAY OFF OUR PEOPLE AND SHIFT OUR WORK TO OTHER AREAS AND THEY EVEN TALK ABOUT SHIPPING IT OVER TO INDIA. SO, WE DON'T WANT TO LOSE OUR JOBS.))
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The union represents more than 900 employees in our area. Leaders say today's picket was informational and a way for employees to show their solidarity.
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One man was injured in a motorcycle accident this afternoon in Amherst County. Investigators say 24 year old Steven Wayne Willis wrecked his motorcycle and slid under a guardrail on Route 130. Willis told police that a tractor trailer cut him off, causing the accident. He was flown to Lynchburg General where he is still receiving treatment for his injuries.


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Still to come on the newscast, information about Roanoke could soon be right at your fingertips...
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and it was one of O-Winson Link's most celebrated photos. While the locomotive couldn't be there, two of the models in the picture reunite.
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A South Boston man is headed to prison for killing his 85 year old neighbor. As part of a plea agreement, 30-year-old Daryl Dwayne Glass pleaded guilty yesterday to the murder of Joseph Conley last November. Glass was sentenced to life in prison for capital murder and robbery, and 100 years for other charges.

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Visitors to the Roanoke Valley will soon find it even easier to get "in touch" with the area's attractions.
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The city of Roanoke is placing touch screen computer kiosks at popular spots all over the valley.
The idea was presented in this week's city council meeting.
The kiosk will include information like where to eat, shop, sleep and what to do, along with directions and weather information.
Mayor Ralph Smith says the Mill Mountain Star should not be overlooked as a kiosk location.
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((RALPH SMITH: I SEE A MISSED OPPORTUNITY FOR BUSINESS FOR ROANOKE. ON A PLEASANT SUMMER NIGHT, YOU MIGHT HAVE 100 PEOPLE AT THE STAR OVERLOOK.))
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The first kiosk is already being installed in the Discovery Center on Mill Mountain.
Other locations in the works include the Hotel Roanoke, the visitor's center, and Center in the Square.
A kiosk costs around 2-thousand dollars to produce.
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Goodyear reaches a tentative agreement with its workers and off track betting may be coming to Vinton. Justin McLeod has that and more in this week's Business Review.
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(( This week in review.... Goodyear and the United Steelworkers Union have finally agreed to a tentative contract after months of negotiations. Employees must still ratify the three year agreement before it is finalized. Negotiators say the two sides found common ground on job security and health care issues. Investors were happy too -- the company's shares rose four points on hearing the news. Off track horse race betting could be coming to Vinton. Colonial Downs operates betting parlors in several locations around the state and is now seeking petitions for the first one in Southwest Virginia. The company says it will bring new revenue into Vinton, and 50 new jobs, plus support for Virginia's horse industry, but opponents say those benefits do not outweigh the risks.
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(( BRANDON BELL/(R) STATE SENATE CANDIDATE-IT BRINGS IN AN ELEMENT THAT WOULD NOT BE CONDUCIVE TO THE GOOD COMMUNITIES THAT WE HAVE. ))
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At least one business owner in Vinton disagrees. Wallace Cundiff has a petition supporting the betting parlor in his store. Colonial Downs only needs five percent, or 225 signatures from registered voters to get it on the ballot. Construction is the word on Smith Mountain Lake as homeowners race the clock. They're trying to complete dock and shoreline construction before A-E-P's new shoreline regulations make things tougher. The plan is supposed to balance development issues with environmental ones, but homeowners and construction workers say the plan was rushed. Some business owners expect a sharp decline in construction orders come September when the plan goes into affect. For News 7, I'm Justin McLeod and that's this week's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))



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Up ahead, Winston Cup races under the lights at Bristol tonight. We'll have a preview in sports.
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plus, back to school time isn't just for kids, as college students around the area get back to the books for another year.
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College campuses across the region bustled today.
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At Roanoke College campus safety helped people park while families braved the heat to move their belongings. Students were invited to a picnic dinner and tonight they'll attend a dance to get to know one another. This is the first year Roanoke College students will have the opportunity to join the Phi Beta Kappa Society. The college was awarded the honor society chapter earlier this month and the first student members will be elected in the Spring.
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It was just another summer night by a swimming pool -- except that photographer O. Winston Link was there.
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45- years ago this month, Link spotted three college women at a pool in Welch, West Virginia, and asked them to come back later that night for one of his pictures.
The Norfolk & Western Railway supplied the train.
The result was one of Link's most well-known images.
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Today, two of the one-time models got together in Roanoke, to share memories and visit the site of the O. Winston Link Museum.
Anne Williams remembers watching Link set up for the shot.
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((ANNE WILLIAMS/PHOTOGRAPHED BY LINK: I REMEMBER ALL THE EQUIPMENT. YOU KNOW, JUST, I HAD NEVER SEEN THAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT.))
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Nilda Ramella had other things on her mind that night.
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((NILDA RAMELLA/PHOTOGRAPHED BY LINK: WHAT BATHING SUIT TO WEAR? THAT'S WHAT WAS ON MY MIND; WHAT BATHING SUIT TO WEAR. HE GAVE US A SILVER DOLLAR. THAT WAS OUR REWARD. AND WE SIGNED A PAPER, WHICH WE KNOW NOW WAS A RELEASE FORM.))
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Both women later became school teachers.
The third member of the trio, Vesta Dajani ((duh-JOHN-ee)), was unable to attend the reunion.
Both Williams and Ramella have enlargements of the photograph in their homes.
Anybody else who wants a copy can expect to pay about 10-thousand dollars for a signed print.
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Coming up, the Sharpie 500 is set to rumble on the World's Fastest Half Mile, the Hokies hold their final preseason scrimmage, and
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Bobby Bonds loses his battle with cancer at the age of 57.
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One of the biggest spectacles in racing is just about an hour away from the green flag. The Sharpie 500 on the high banks of the Bristol Motor Speedway is also one of the most intense. Things can't possibly get more intense than they did last week at Michigan. For his part in last week's incident with Jimmy Spencer, Kurt Busch says rubbin's just racin.'
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Both Gordon and Busch start in the front tonight--Gordon on the pole and Busch in 5th.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies wrapped up their third and final scrimmage of the preseason this afternooon in Blacksburg. Bryan Randall continued to impress while Marcus Vick tossed two interceptions before recovering late with a touchdown to Ernest Wilford. The Hokies open the season a week from tomorrow against Central Florida.

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Highlander Heaven is tonight's stop on the Friday Football Extra preview tour as we check in on Lee Johnson and Glenvar.
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Johnson begins his second season as the Head Highlander. His team will be a youthful bunch with just 4 starters returning from last season.
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In addition to some new faces, the Highlanders will sport new look uniforms in 2003, including a different paint scheme on their helmets.
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Former Tunstall linebacker Brandon Simpkins made the Friday Football Extra highlight reel a few times during his high school career. Now he wants to make the evening news at the college level.
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Simpkins is playing for Robert Prunty at Hargrave Military Academy this season in hopes the extra year will bring him more speed, strength and power and buy him some time.
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SimPins plays alongside some of the nations top recruits, players that already have full scholarships to the likes of Georgia, Ole Miss, Florida State, Virginia Tech and UVa.
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Sad news from Major League Baseball tonight as Bobby Bonds, the father of Giants slugger Barry Bonds has passed away at the age of 57.
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The elder Bonds had been ill for nearly a year with a brain tumor and lung cancer. He was at Pac Bell Park as recently as Wednesday night to watch the Giants and his son. As a player, Bonds was a three time All Star who won three Gold Gloves as an outfielder. He played for 8 different teams during his 14 year career and tallied at least 30 homers and 30 or more stolen bases in four different seasons. Barry Bonds will take an indefinite leave of absence from the Giants.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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On the field today in the big leagues, Sammy Sosa went deep twice off the D-backs Curt Schilling. This shot to deep left field in the 4th was Sosa's 500th dinger in a Cubs uniform.
Carlos Zambrano took a no hitter into the 8th inning, but Shea Hillenbrand broke things up with this infield single.
Zambrano did go on to post the complete game three hitter as the Cubs move into second place in the NL
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