[1-News-Head]

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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Suddenly soaked and anticipating more rain. We'll show you where thunderstorms turned into flash flooding.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And a school resource officer is fired.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

Tonight on News 7 sports - the Express may not have a lease, but it does have a schedule. Keith Hamilton enters a guilty plea today on drug charges.
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[VO-NAT]

And former Cave Spring star Tyler Lumsden is back in town armed and ready with the \ Tigers.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


And the weather story continues to warn of heavy rain and dangerous conditions. Details on SkyTracker 7 in a moment.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



[ENG#=3]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Southwest Viriginia communities clean up from flash flooding caused by last night's storms.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And more strong thunderstorms are on the way.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[First-Wx]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Areas hit hard by last night's storms got a few hours of relief today.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


But it looks like that break is about to end.
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & Robin/WX CENTER]


Let's start with meteorlogist Robin Reed and find out where the storms are now.
[ANCHOR=Robin]



[SS=NONE]WEATHER CENTER Position #1


[****************] [SKYTRACKER/FULL]RADAR ANALYSIS [****************]

[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & Robin/WX CENTER]
(Robin tosses back to Keith & Shannon)



[Tazewell-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-18 TC29:54]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]
[ENG#=4]

More thunderstorms are exactly what many in Southwest Virginia don't need tonight. The governor has declared a state of emergency in Tazewell and Russell Counties. Some areas saw up to six inches of rain last night. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa has a look at the damage.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Many folks.]
[SUPER=03-Tazewell Co.; :00]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; 1:00]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=News 7, Tazewell County.]

(( Many folks in Tazewell County spent most of their night running from the rain. Dozens had to be evacauted and THIS is one reason why. Flash flooding ripped homes from their foundations. State Police say one woman even had to be taken to the hospital after falling through her home's soaked floor. Businesses were also hit hard, like this furniture store. Employees spent most of the morning trying to salvage what they could. The flooding also washed away dozens of cars and covered roadway with water and debris in Richlands, Cedar Bluff, Middle Creek, and Raven. Most of the major damage followed along Route 67. Portions of that road and numerous other secondary roads are still shutdown. V-DOT Crews are expected to work through most of the day, clearing roadways and fixing mudslides. Rachel DePompa, News 7, Tazewell County.))
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[Lightning-Strike]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-27 TC03:41]
[GRAPHIC=Severe Weather]
[ENG#=1]

Many in Montgomery County are still waiting for phone service to return after a lightning strike from an early morning storm.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

Lightning struck the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center around two this morning. It hit the radio towers and blew apart the main antenna, taking out the phone system and several computers. 911 service was NOT interrupted because Christiansburg Police immediately began taking all emergency calls. But, several business and homeowners found out this morning the lightning strike also blew out their phone lines.
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[Resource-Officer]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-15 TC1:17:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

A Botetourt County school resource officer has been fired. Deputy Crystal J. Dickerson was let go yesterday after an incident at Colonial Elementary School. According to the Sheriff, Dickerson twisted a child's arm behind his back.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Wednesday]

Sheriff Sprinkle tells News 7, more claims against Dickerson have now come from parents at Read Mountain Middle School. Sprinkle is meeting with them and says his office will investigate the charges. He says the deputy's termination does *NOT* have anything to do with last Wednesday's incident in which five- 8th graders were taken to the hospital after taking prescription medication.
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[Quarry]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-17 TC16:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

A controversial plan in Botetourt County brought out nearly 100-concerned residents. The board of supervisors heard arguments for and against a proposed 300-acre quarry. Timber Ridge Properties wanted to have the land rezoned to make room for a stone quarry and processing plant, but recently submitted a petition to withdrawal the proposal. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Susan /BAM;]

Susan Bahorich was at the meeting. Susan, did the board accept the petition to withdrawal?
[LIVE= Susan /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@SUSAN1]

Keith- The board voted 3-2 in favor of Timber Ridge Properties' petition to withdrawal its proposal - a move that didn't sist well with the citizens and at least one board member...
[ENG#=3]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Don Meredith/Botetourt Co. Supervisor; :00]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :11]
[SUPER=01-Terry Austin/Botetourt Co. Supervisor; :17]
[SUPER=01-Andy Douthat/Timber Ridge Properties; :38]
[SUPER=01-Jonnie Speight/Quarry Opponent; 1:03 QUICK!!!]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=ILL CONCEIVED PROJECT]

(([NATS@4:36:25:29/mtg vo tape] ((MEREDITH: THESE PEOPLE WANT CLOSURE TO THIS DEAL, THEY'VE WAITED, THEY'VE WAITED THEY'VE WAITED.)) [RUNS:05]
While supervisor Don Meredith wanted to put an end to the rocky road leading to the quarry, the majority of the board decided to give Timber Ridge more time.

[sot@4:54:47:05/interview tape]
[inq=the applicant..]

((terry austin/:THE APPLICANT SAID THEY WANTED THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET MORE EVIDENCE TO RESEARCH AND INVESTIGATE THE PROPOSAL. I THINK WE NEED TO MAKE A DECISION ON THE MOST INFORMED INFORMATION WE CAN ACCUMULATE.)) [runs:12]
[outq=.. CAN ACCUMULATE.]


Andy Douthat (dow-fit) from Timber Ridge Properties said the company needed more time to conduct tests which would answer geological and environmental questions.

[SOT@4:26:54:10/INTERVIEW TAPE]
[INQ=THE PURPOSE..]

((andy douthat...: THE PURPOSE OF THIS REQUEST IS TO GET ADDITIONAL TESTING IN REGARD TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF KARST LANDSCAPES.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUTQ=.. KARST LANDSCAPES.]


Opponents argued, the group didn't need more time, it just wanted to distract opponents and slide the quarry in under the radar.

[SOT@4:56:10:00]
[INQ=NO, WE'RE NOT ...]

((JONNIE SPEIGHT.. 90DAYS, 6 MOS, 12 MOS, WE'LL BE BACK TOGETHER TO OPPOSE WHAT WE FEEL IS A VERY ILL CONCEIVED PROJECT.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUTQ=.. ILL CONCEIVED PROJECT....]))
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[LIVE= Susan /FULL BAM]

The tests Timber Ridge are proposing could take more than six-months.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Susan /BAM;]

And, Keith- the supervisors say they're all ears to hear the findings.

[Boty-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-11 TC1:16:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]

Smart growth, planned business and industry and lush acreage are parts of Botetourt County's new comprehensive plan.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle]

After 14-public input meetings and hearings, supervisors adopted the 2004 Comprehensive Plan. Botetourt County continues to grow as more people and businesses move into the area. The board wants the plan to reflect what the county is already doing right- so it can guide the future.
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[SOT@4:15:01:23]
[IN Q=Taking a look...]

((NED MCELWAINE/DEPUTY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: TAKING A LOOK AT VARIOUS DISTRICTS' LAND USE PATTERNS IN THE PAST AND TRIED TO PROJECT THOSE INTO THE FUTURE TO ACCOMODATE GROWTH AND MAXIMIZE THE TYPE OF GROWTH IN VARIOUS SECTORS OF THE COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-Ned McElwaine/Deputy Botetourt Co. Administrator]
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[OUT Q= SECTORS OF THE COUNTY.]
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[VO-NAT]

The board of supervisors uses the Comprehensive Plan as a guide when making decisions concerning development and building.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


Investigators reveal what killed a Danville woman.
Still ahead, the latest details in the murder case.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Critics of a proposed Methadone clinic display a videotape they feel illustrates their concerns.
What the pictures reveal, when News 7 returns.
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[Methadone]
(MINI OPEN)
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-09 TC1:31:52]
[ANCHOR=Ketih 2-Shot]

Opponents of a proposed methadone clinic on Hershberger Road say the experience of a california city should serve as a warning to western Virginia.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

[***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & JOeD /NEwsroom;]


Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom tonight with the latest concerns.
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL NEwsroom]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]


Keith and Shannon, members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference showed reporters a video produced by the Police Department in Santa Ana, California.
They argue the problems that police officers found there are likely to happen here.
[ENG#=1]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Santa Ana Police Department Video; :]


The video outlined a two year effort to document drug dealing, and other crimes that occured outside the california clinic, and the legal steps that lead to the clinic leaving the neighborhood.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


SCLC leaders say the tape shows the cost of not acting before the clinic opens in Roanoke.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think the tape clearly shows]

((I THINK THE TAPE CLEARLY SHOWS THAT WHAT SCLC HAS BEEN SAYING ALL ALONG IS TRUE, THAT IF YOU PUT A METHADONE CLININC IN A NEIGHBORHOOD WITH THIS SOCIO-ECONOMIC LEVEL AND THIS DYNAMIC THAT THERE ARE GOING TO BE PROBLEMS, MASSIVE PROBLEMS.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/Roanoke SCLC Chairman; :]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=problems massive problems]
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[LIVE= Joe /FULL Newsroom]


CRC Health Corporation acquired the California clinic, but Vice President Joe Pritchard says none of the footage in the police video was shot while CRC was in charge.
Pritchard says the company worked with the city and police, and after eight months in a new location continue to have a good working relationship with the city.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Ketih-Shannon & JOeD /NEwsroom;]


CRC is still waiting for state approval to open the clinic at the Hershberger Road location, but that could come within the next 90 days.

[Franklin-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-16 TC30:55]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]
[ENG#=2]


Investigators now know what caused the death of a Danville woman found murdered yesterday in Franklin County. An autopsy revealed 28-year-old Charmane Tamika Davis died of a single gunshot to the head.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Yesterday;]

Davis was found dead early yesterday morning inside a home on Water's Edge Road, near Smith Mountain Lake. Investigators believe Davis went to the home in search of her boyfriend, whom she suspected of cheating. The owner of the house told police she didn't know the man who lived there, but he agreed to keep up the lawn and pay the electricity in exchange for rent. Authorities are now searching for the man, although he's NOT been identified as a suspect.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A rally powered Wall Street higher today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/159.19/10117.62/x/41.67/1964.65;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW jumped 159 points.
NASDAQ rose 42.
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[SUPER=272-h/0.66/36.00/h/0.08/18.19/i/0.50/5.67/h/0.67/63.30/h/0.43/31.21;]
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[SUPER=274-h/0.73/12.34/h/1.22/64.56/h/0.09/35.45/h/0.81/47.46/h/0.50/55.49;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]
[County-Supers]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-13 TC55:37]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


It's called Slate Hill, but some are now calling it Sludge Hill.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-SHot]


Tonight Roanoke County supervisors once again take up a controversial development near Tanglewood Mall.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Justin /Microwave;]


Justin McLeod is outside the County administration building with a preview.
Justin, what are superviors expected to do tonight?
[LIVE=Justin /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@justin1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.]
(adlib)

((ROLLCUE:...the project will be delayed once again.))
[ENG#=1]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=some of these concerns, but not all of them.]
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]
(adlib)
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Justin /Microwave;]



[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=V10]

Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - Keith Hamilton faces some jail time. Steve Mason checks in from the ACC tourney with a local favorite,
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[VO-NAT]

and it may not be hockey weather - but the ECHL releases its schedule for next season for the Express and the rest of the league.
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[S-Keith]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-167 12318tc]
[GRAPHIC=nfl]
[ENG#=2]

Former Friday Football Extra star Keith Hamilton pleaded guilty to cocaine possession today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

The retired New York Giants defensive lineman, who was a standout at Heritage high school, pleaded guilty to possessing about one gram of the drug, which police say they found inside a folded dollar bill during a traffic stop in Morristown, New Jersey in May of last year. He could face up to six months in jail. Hamilton, who is now 33, retired in February after 12 NFL seasons with the Giants.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-172 11026tc]
[GRAPHIC=EXPRESS]
[ENG#=3]

The ECHL released its league wide schedule for the next season this afternoon. The Express opens on the road against Perry Florio and the Pee Dee Pride on October 22nd.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Season; :00]

The first home game is Friday - October 29th. The Express plays 19 different opponents, including two it has never faced before in Texas and Mississippi. The new schedule includes 11 Friday night home games and 11 Saturday night home contests. The regular season doesn't end until April 9th.
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[S-Tennis]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-168 10728TC]
[GRAPHIC=TENNIS]
[ENG#=4]

No major upsets at the French Open today that could rival Andre Agassi's exit on Monday - but there was one quick exit for a big name.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France/espn2; :00]

Martina Navratilova's singles comeback ended in her opening match as she was beaten by Gisela Dulko, 6-1, 6-3. The match was Navratilova's first in a Grand Slam singles event since 1994. The 47 year old left handed legend won just 10 of 22 points at the net, struggled with her serve and was broken five times.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=TENNIS]

Venus and Serena, who are half her age, did win today.

[S-Tyler]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-171 1:12:33]
[GRAPHIC=ACC baseball tourney]
[ENG#=]


The 2004 ACC baseball tournament begins tonight with the Maryland/Wake Forest game. But for many local fans, the excitement hits another level when Clemson pitcher Tyler Lumsden pitches. Steve Mason has more on the talented lefty.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./2000 Season; :00]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :10]
[SUPER=01-Tyler Lumsden/71 Strikeouts This Season; :20]
[SUPER=01-Kevin O'Sullivan/Clemson Pitching Coach; :33]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :48]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=..News 7 sports"]
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((As a senior at Cave Spring, Tyler Lumsden turned down the now world champion Florida Marlins half a million dollar offer as a fifth round draft pick. Three years later the Clemson junior has increased his stock substantially. The lethal lefty's pitches have been clocked at 96 miles an hour this season and he has improving slider and change up to boot.
((:)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:)) ((:))
Lumsden was 8 and 2 last year and is 4 and 3 this season, but stats can be very deceiving. ((:))
Lumsden's Tigers have won a record 8 ACC baseball tournament crowns, the last was in 1994 and Tyler wants nothing more than to end the decade long drout. ((:))
Lumsden's rotation in the ACC tournament will depend on how the Tigers do against UNC Wedensday Mornin. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))