[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Opponents of a proposed methadone clinic find a new ally.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And, this Chicken Man has a bone to pick with a local candidate.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 Sports - the Express is almost set to open the season this Friday. Kyle Petty is bringing a bunch of friends to Salem on Thursday,
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[VO-NAT]

and Sammy and Cubs try to punch their ticket to the World Series tonight at Wrigley Field.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


A three part forecast with downpours, wind warnings and then a big chill down. All compliments of a strong storm in Ohio. Details ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Neighbors of a proposed drug-treatment clinic fear it will only bring crime to the area.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Western Virginia's top federal prosecutors say they're exactly right.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[County-Supervisors]
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U-S Attorney John Brownlee says Roanoke County's concerns about a methadone clinic are well-founded.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


This afternoon he offered to help officials as they deal with the controversial plan.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and JoeD/Microwave]


JoeDashiell is at the Roanoke County administration center tonight where Brownlee and other federal officials appeared within the hour.
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(Rollcue: clinics can be a magnet for criminal activity. )
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(Joe's Mic Hot)
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[Boty-GJ]


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A woman who worked for Botetourt County's social services department faces charges of having sex with a juvenile in her care.
37-year-old Melinda Kingery was indicted this month by a grand jury.
Prosecutors say she was assigned to help the 17-year-old boy and his family.
The grand jury also indicted a Botetourt County man on charges of wounding his girlfriend with a caustic substance during a domestic dispute.
Prosecutors say Jeffrey Gish rubbed an unknown chemical on her face that ate away her skin.
Kingerly and Gish are scheduled to appear in court for arraignment October 23rd.

[Sniper-Trial]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The trial of accused sniper John Allen Muhammed is underway in Virginia Beach.
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Muhammed entered pleas of "not guilty" to murder, conspiracy and firearms charges.
Then jury selection got underway.
The judge warned potential jurors to consider only the evidence presented in the courtroom.
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((ANDREW COHEN/CBS NEWS LEGAL CONSULTANT; I THINK THE JUDGE IS GOING TO GO TO GREAT LENGTHS TO RIGHT AWAY AND DURING THE COURSE OF TRIAL REMIND JURORS, LOOK YOU CAN T PAY ATTENTION TO NEWS REPORTS, CAN T READ NEWSPAPERS.))
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[OUT Q=can't read newspapers.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Virginia Beach]


So far 53 of 123 potential jurors have been dismissed, mostly because they said the six-week trial would cause them financial hardship.
Jury selection will continue tomorrow morning.
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[Knox]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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In the OxyContin trial of Doctor Cecil Knox today, a physician who sees the same kind of patients offered an analogy to explain the uncertainty of treating chronic pain. Doctor Richard Bonfiglio said, "it's like driving down a highway with no posted speed limits," when it comes to medication. "If I use too little" the doctor testified, "I'll be sued." On the other hand, if a doctor prescribes too much, the patient could be in trouble. Or, as in Dr. Knox's case, the doctor could be in trouble ...with the law. The celebrated OxyContin trial is now in its sixth week, and it may not be over until next week.

[Kilgore-merchants]


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Virginia retailers lose close to 800 million dollars a year due to theft and fraud.
But there are things businessowners can do to help reduce those losses.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Virginia Retail Merchants Association has developed a crime prevention manual.
The book includes tips on reducing the opportunity for crime at the work place.
It offers advice on everything from employee training to store design to helping mom-and-pops fight the high costs of crime.
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((FRANK BERREY/VA RETAIL MERCHANTS ASSOC.: THEY HAVE THEIR WHOLE LIFE INVESTED IN THEIR BUSINESS AND LOSSES FROM BURGLARIES AND LARGE AMOUNTS OF CASH CAN BE VERY HARMFUL TO THEIR JUST MAKING A LIVING. ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: COSTS ARE PASSED ON TO CONSUMERS IF YOU DON'T PREVENT THESE CRIMES.))
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The handbook also addresses employee theft and computer crime.
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[Warner-education]


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More college degrees and more R and D,
That is what Governor Warner wants from Virginia's colleges and universities.
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The state's higher education system awards about 47-thousand college degrees a year.
The governor says boosting that number by ten-thousand will increase the earning power of Virginia's workforce.
Warner also wants to increase annual spending on research and development to one billion dollars by the end of the decade.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: IF WE ARE GOING TO BE THE PLACE THAT IS GOING TO CREATE THE INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL, THE NEW IDEAS THAT'S GOING TO CREATE THE NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT'S GOING TO CREATE THE NEW COMPANIES AND THE NEW JOBS WE'VE GOT TO DO MORE IN R AND D AT OUR UNIVERSITIES.))
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Virginia currently spends about 600 million dollars on academic research.
Both North Carolina and Maryland spend close to double that amount.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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The twist in the campaign trail ruffles a few feathers in Salem.
We'll explain when News 7 at Six returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus Central Virginia's newest cop is ready to sniff out trouble.
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[Chicken-Man]
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A protestor claiming Morgan Griffith is running a "fowl" campaign today dressed the part.
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Identifying himself only as "The Chicken Man", the costumed demonstrator pranced in front of Griffith's campaign headquarters in Salem. The show was a response to the republican's refusal to schedule a debate proposed by Mark Emick, his Democratic opponent for the 8th House District House of Delegates seat.
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(("CHICKEN MAN": HOW COULD MR. GRIFFITH EVER SAY HE DOESN'T WANNA DEBATE MARK EMICK AT ROANOKE COLLEGE IN SALEM, HIS HOME TOWN?!)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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((MORGAN GRIFFITH/(R) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT YOU ORGANIZE DEBATES IN A CAMPAIGN IN AUGUST OR SEPTEMBER SO THERE'S PLENTY OF TIME FOR EVERYBODY TO KNOW THE GROUND RULES.))
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"Chicken Man" would not give his name but says he's a lifelong resident of the 8th District.
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[Fralin]


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Republican General Assembly candidate William Fralin says the state should accelerate improvements to Interstate 81.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


As a member of the House of Delegates, Fralin says he would encourage the state transportation commissioner to choose among competing plans and begin construction as soon as possible.
Fralin says he made a similar pledge four years ago, when he ran unsuccessfully for the state senate.
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((WILLIAM FRALIN/(R) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE; 4 YEARS LATER, NOT ONE SHOVEL OF DIRT HAS BEEN TURNED TO WIDEN 81. I WANT TO GO TO RICHMOND AND KEEP PUSHING TO MAKE SURE WE GET THIS ROAD WIDENED BECAUSE IT'S NOT JUST AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUE. IT'S A SAFETY ISSUE AND I CARE PASSIONATELY ABOUT THAT.))
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Fralin says transportation is the backbone of Western Virginia's economy and says that he'll pursue a seat on the House Transportation Committee if he's elected next month.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Fralin faces Democrat Linda Wyatt and Independent Gary Bowman in the 17th District race.

[Stanley]


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Sales at Stanley Furniture are expected to grow.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

The comment was made by the company's chairman despite word that third-quarter net income had fallen ten percent. The Virginia company reported net income of three-point-seven (m) million dollars as compared to four-point-one million dollars during the same period last year. At the same time Stanley Furniture marked a more than six-percent rise in sales.
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[Stocks]


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Wall Street has another winning session in the books. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 49 points today.
NASDAQ rose ten.
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[Franklin-Trails]


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Franklin County may have a trails plan by the end of the year.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./June 28;]

This summer, officials announced their desire to see more trails, like the new one behind the YMCA, connecting communities throughout the county. Since June, seven meetings have been held to solicit public comment. The director of the Parks and Recreation department says most of the reaction has been positive.
Scott Martin says the plan is in the process of being written and could be adopted into the county's comprehensive plan by the end of the year.
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[Bedford-Dog]


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Never mind McGruff.. Bedford County has a new dog that's ready to take a bite out of crime in central Virginia.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The sheriff's department today introduced its newest narcotics and search dog who's going by the name "Ripper".
Ripper will be paired with Corporal Penny Heffinger (HEF-in-jure) and will spend several weeks training before hitting the road.
Heffinger says police dogs are a valuable tool for law enforcement.
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((CPL. PENNY HEFFINGER/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: INSTEAD OF US HAVING TO GO IN AND TAKING THE CHANCE OF THEM HAVING A GUN OR SOMEONE BEING IN THERE JUST WAITING FOR US TO COME IN, IF YOU HAVE A DOG THAT USES HIS NOSE AND GO IN THERE AND LOCATE THAT SUBJECT IN JUST A MATTER OF SECONDS OR MINUTES DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF THE BUILDING.))
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Ripper cost 15-hundred dollars but the money was donated by Bedford resident Marjorie Maupin (MAW-pin).
Maupin has helped fund three drug dogs for the department over the past several years.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - the Cubs and Kyle are hoping for big nights,
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and the Roanoke Express is just a few days away from its season opener. Steve Mason gets us ready for that face-off from the Roundhouse.
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[S-Sox]


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The Red Sox and Yankees are playing game five of their best of seven game series this afternoon in New York. Right now the game is in the 6th inning with New York on top 3 to 1.

[S-Cubs]


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The Cubs hope to make it to their first world series since 1945 tonight as they go for the National League clincher against Florida in game six. The Cubs just have to win one of the final two games at Wrigley Field to move on.
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The Cubs Mark Prior faces Carl Pavano who will be making his first postseason start.

[S-Kyle]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Kyle Petty and the good folks at Kroger are giving you NASCAR fans a great opportunity to rub elbows with some of the top stars in Winston Cup racing this Thursday night. Kyle is building the Victory Junction Gang Camp for terminally ill children in Level Cross.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]

Thursday night you'll be able meet Kyle, Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Jeremy Mayfield, Christian Fittapaldi, Elliott Sadler and Ricky Craven. The event runs from 5 to 9pm Thursday night at the Salem Civic Center. Tickets are available at all Kroger stores at the customer service desk. $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under.
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Doors open at four, the autograph session is from 5-to-7. All proceeds go to benefit Kyle's Victory Junction Gang camp.

[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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The Express is three days away from its season opener against the Long Beach Ice Dogs Friday at the Roanoke Civic Center. Steve Mason brings us up speed.
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[SUPER=01-Shawn Limpright/Express Left Wing; 1:08]
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((Thanks to the strike, Express head coach Tony MacAulay says the players spent the last two days introducing themselves to each other and getting up to speed on his systems. ((:))
Equipment manager Joel Kyle has the Express jerseys for the new players with the correct spelling of their names in route to Roanoke for Friday's opener. And while off ice activity is coming together, their are on ice questions. Duncan Dalmao, Tim O'Connell and Josh Barker are the only defensemen with experience. ((TONY MACAULAY/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:)) ((TIM O'CONNELL/EXPRESS DEFENSEMAN:)) ((STEVE MASON:))
((SHAWN LIMPRIGHT/EXPRESS LEFT WING:))
((DAN CARLSON/EXPRESS RIGHT WING:))
The Express still has one roster spot available. Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))

[S-WDBJ]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Carolina Panthers are one of the remaining unbeatens in the national football league.
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[GO TO NFL PINNACLE 12999] And you can catch them action this Sunday right here on Your Hometown Station as they take on the hottest quarterback in the game - Steve McNair. The Panthers have stayed perfect this season with old school values - tought defense and a powerful running game.
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[Go to pinnacle 12998] And Saturday you can catch two college games. Wake and Duke, and Florida and Arkansas.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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And finally, the Hokies and Hurricanes hook up on Saturday November 1st in Blacksburg, and we found out this afternoon that the start time will be 7:45pm on ESPN. The night game is exactly what the Tech coaches were hoping for all along.