[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A murder trial in Grayson county pits former lovers against each other.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And, the Commonwealth's Attorney decides whether to press charges in an accidental death at a daycare facility.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - Pepsi and Virginia Tech both step up to help's get dropouts back in school. Qualifying is set for tonight in Charlotte,
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[VO-NAT]

and UVa is beaten by one run for the second straight day and eliminated from the ACC baseball tournament.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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This break from the rain won't last forever. In fact, it won't make it through the night. Forecast details ahead.


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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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For the first time, the mother of a missing five year old talks publicly about what happened to her son.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Her testimony may help convict her boyfriend of the child's murder.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Schermerhorn]
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The trial of Dennis Schermerhorn began this morning.
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He's charged with second degree murder and child endangerment in the death of 5 year old Logan Bowman.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel Microwave]


New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa spent the day in court and joins us by phone.
Rachel, what does this case boil down to?
Keith and Shannon, it's really turned into a he-said she-said:
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[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
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Logan Bowmans mother, Cynthia Davis, verses her boyfriend, Dennis Schermerhorn.
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[VO-NAT]


Logan Bowman was last seen around January 7 2003.
But he wasn't reported missing until nearly a month later.
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He's presumed dead and his body has never been found. Cynthia Davis testified in the days before Logan's disappearance, he accidentally burned himself in the bathtub.
She says she was in an abusive relationship with Schermerhorn and he wouldn't let her take Logan to the hospital. Davis said the next morning she woke up and Logan was gone and that she was held hostage for a month. Defense attorneys basically put Davis on trial, attacking her story. They got her to admit she wasn't held captive and had many opportunities to leave.
Attorneys also pointed out many inconstancies in her statements to police. Schermerhorn claims Davis refused to take Logan to the hospital and he woke up one morning and Logan was gone.
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[SUPER=05-Blacksburg]

There still has been no word on Logan, if he's still alive or where his body can be found.
The case will resume tomorrow morning and could go into next week.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel Microwave]


Keith and Shannon?


[Pitts-Body]


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A memorial service will be held tomorrow for a Danville woman whose body was found earlier this year.
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[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./April;]

The skeletal remains of 39-year old Lisa Marie Ayers were found April 22nd in a field a few hundred yards from Inman Road in Pittsylvania County. The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide although authorities would not discuss the cause of death. Police are looking for information about Ayers dating back to 2001.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]

They say her last known address was on Parkway Drive. The memorial service is at 10 tomorrow morning at Danville Memorial Gardens.

[Mower-Death]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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It's been about a month since four-year-old Justin Simmons was killed as he played in his babysitter's Daleville yard.
Now, the Botetourt County Commonwealth's Attorney has decided *NO* criminal charges will be filed against Orville Reedy. He's the man who was mowing his lawn when the mower stalled and backed over the child. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Susan /Newsroom;]

Susan Bahorich has a follow up report. Susan, I understand you talked to Mr. Reedy, what did he have to say?
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[SUPER=@SUSAN1]

Keith, Until I talked to him, he had *NO* idea he would *NOT* be prosecuted for Justin's death. He says this has been "very tough for us" and there are "no winners in this case."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daleville/April 2004]

Prosecutor Joel Branscom says even though he believes there was negligence in the supervision of Justin, he doesn't believe *that* neglience was criminal. Ultimately, it was the Simmons family which swayed Branscom's decision.
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[IN Q=We discussed this...]

((JOEL BRANSCOM/BOTETOURT CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY: WE DISCUSSED THIS WITH THE PARENTS AND DIDN'T WANT TO GO FORTH WITH PROSECUTING AND SAW NO POINT TO IT. I ESSENTIALLY AGREE WITH THAT, THERE'S A LOT OF PAIN WITH THIS ALREADY- THIS WILL NOT ALIEVE IT AND WOULD JUST CAUSE MORE IN MY OPINION.))
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[OUT Q=.. IN MY OPINION.]
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[LIVE= Susan /FULL Newsroom]

While, criminal charges are now out of the question- this decision leaves the door open for a civil case. I recently spoke with the Simmons family lawyer and at this point, there's no case pending.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Susan /Newsroom;]

Keith- He says the family is interested in making lawnmowers safer and decreasing the risks of such accidents in the future.



[Roanoke-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Police would like to hear from you if you witnessed a fatal auto accident in Roanoke this morning.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

20-year old Kristin Monique Hoosier of Roanoke was heading west on Brandon Avenue near Brambleton when her car went off the right side of the road and hit a utility pole. Hoosier was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where she died. Police say they'd like to speak to a man who may have been at the accident scene.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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They say he is white, in his fifties, wearing blue work clothes and driving a white company truck with ladder racks.

[City-Schools]


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Roanoke School officials say they're serious about implementing the recommendations of a school safety task force, but today one school board member questioned whether they've earmarked enough money.
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[VO-NAT]
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The school board approved a revised budget that added 200- thousand dollars for school safety initiatives.
That's in addition to 300- thousand dollars already allocated for other discipline programs.
Board member Kathy Stockburger fears that won't be enough.
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((KATHY STOCKBURGER: I'M NOT SAYING POSITIVE OUTCOMES ARE DETERMINED SOLELY BY HOW MUCH MONEY WE SPEND, THAT'S NOT IT AT ALL, BUT WE DO NEED TO SPEND A SIGNIFICANT FOUNDATIONAL AMOUNT IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.))
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[OUT Q=in order to make this happen.]
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Stockburger withheld her vote.
Superintendent Wayne Harris said he believes funding approved today is "a great beginning."
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[Warner]
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Virginia's Triple-A bond rating remains intact. Moody's Investors Service announced the decision today, lifting concern in Richmond that the state's recent budget crisis might down grade its credit rating.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

During the extended Special Session of the General Assembly, Governor Mark Warner often reminded lawmakers that Wall Street bankers were watching.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Gov./Harris]

Tonight the Governor's breathing easier. Governor Warner joins us from Richmond tonight.
[SUPER=@Markwarner]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]

Why is a triple-A rating so important for the state? [Q] How does this affect ordinary Virginians? [Q] Some Republicans today said they see the news as vindication that they were right in NOT voting for a tax increase. Do
you think Moody's would have affirmed the state's Triple A bond rating even without any tax hikes? [Tease#1]
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[ENG#=V10]


West Nile virus is predicted to make a big return to Virginia. Tips to keep yourself safe are coming up.
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[VO-NAT]
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And an area rescue mission raises the roof. Well explain why when when News 7 returns.
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[1st-Wx]
[Drug-Charges]
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Three more teens face charges after a prescription drug sent five middle school students to the hospital last week.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

According to the Botetourt County prosecutor - teenagers were trading marijuana for the prescription seizure medication, Klonopin.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

A 17-year-old girl from Lord Botetourt High School and a 14 year old girl from Read Mountain Middle school each face marijuana distribution charges. A 14-year-old boy from Read Mountain is charged with possession of Klonopin.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Wednesday]

Five eighth-graders were taken to the hospital last week after taking the prescription drug. A total of nine-teenagers have now been charged.
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[West-Nile]


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Health officials say the sporadic rain and hot weather we've had recently are ideal for mosquitos.
That's a concern because of the West Nile Virus.
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Mosquitos transfer the virus to humans. And health officials say West Nile is expected to be widespread in the state this year.
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[IN Q=A very small percentage of the mosquitos]

((DICK TABB/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH MANAGER; A VERY SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THE MOSQUITOS ARE ACTUALLY INFECTED WITH THE WEST NILE VIRUS. JUST BEING BITTEN BY ONE MOSQUITO THAT HAPPENS TO HAVE WEST NILE VIRUS DOESN'T MEAN YOU'LL WILL ACTUALLY CONTRACT THE DISEASE ACTUALLY THOSE CHANCES ARE FAIRLY SMALL ))
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To protect yourself: wear long, loose, light colored clothing, use insect repellent and eliminate mosquito breeding grounds around your house.
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[EPA-Investigation]


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A Roanoke business is being investigated by the Environmental Protection Agency.
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[VO-NAT]
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At this hour agents from the Agency's "Criminal Investigation Division" are searching the business offices of Advanced Metal Finishing on Norfolk Avenue. A spokeswoman would not give any details about the investigation, but says the public is NOT in any danger. She says the division has been on- site all day and plans to wrap up in about an hour.
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[Stocks]


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New signs of economic strength sent Wall Street higher. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW rose 95 points.
NASDAQ gained eight.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Rescue-Mission]


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The Roanoke Rescue Mission is one step closer to opening its new women and children's center.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Hundreds of people gathered around the Lois Johnson Bettis Women and Children's Center to celebrate the raising of the roof.
The center will offer a recovery program for women and their children, a Reading Readiness Program, a family emergency shelter and room for the homeless who have recently been hospitalized.
The rescue mission still needs to raise another 300-thousand dollars to pay for facility.
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[Wall-Ride]


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More than 200 bikers made a stop at Montvale Elementary School today as they make a Run for the Wall.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The annual motorcycle ride from California to Washington raises awareness for prisoners of war and those missing in action.
The students of Montvale Elementary were so supportive in the past, that the group has now made the school a stop on their route.
Riders had lunch with students and shared gifts and stories.
Many riders plan to attend the National World War two memorial dedication on Saturday.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming your way tonight on News 7 sports - UVa is knocked out of the ACC baseball tournament. Qualifying is set for tonight in Charlotte,
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and the Western Virginia Education Classic football game finds a sponsor willing to get in step with its lofty goals.


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[S-Acc]


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The ACC baseball tournament has ended almost as soon as it began for the second seeded Virginia Cavaliers. UVa was knocked out of the double elimination event this afternoon by N.C. State.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/N.C. State vs. Virginia; :00]

Trailing by a run in the bottom of the ninth inning the Wolfpack, which didn't get off the field until 2am this morning because of its delayed game with Florida State, came through with the hits it needed - picking up the game
[super=34-N.C. State/6/Virginia/5;]

winner on this rbi single to right. UVa loses 6-to-5 - losing back to back one run games.
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[S-Qualifying]


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The Cup cars are set to qualify in Charlotte in less than an hour tonight for the longest race of the year on Sunday, the Coke 600. Travis Wells is in Charlotte where most drivers are hoping to get an early start in time trials.
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[SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/17th in Nextel Cup Points; :18]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Green/35th in Nextel Cup Points; :33]
[SUPER=01-Greg Biffle/21st in Nextel Cup Points; :47]
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[S-Tap]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Five years ago when Total Action Against Poverty came up with the idea of playing a college football game at Victory Stadium - most folks figured the effort would fail.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

But this afternoon at a news conference at Beamer's restaurant in downtown Roanoke officials announced plans for the 5th annual Western Virginia Education Classic. The September 11th game between Virginia Union and Livingstone at Victory Stadium is getting a huge boost from Pepsi.

The Cola company is placing an ad for the game on one million Pepsi cans that will be distributed throughout southwest and central Virginia.
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[SUPER=01-Tim Swecker/Pepsi Director of Foodservice Sales; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sherman Lea/Education Classic Chairman; :14]
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[vo nat con't] The game, which supports TAP's efforts to get dropouts back in school, has raised $80 thousand dollars in four years and put 400 dropouts back in school. This year it's also getting support from Virginia Tech.
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[SUPER=01-Billy Hite/VT Assistant Head Coach; :01]
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[OUT Q=...TO COLLEGE."]
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[Bedford-Teacher]
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It started out as just another day for Bedford County school teacher Karen Rodriguez..
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[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


..but she left school today with thousands of dollars worth of grants and prizes and the keys to a new car for the next year.
Rodriguez was chosen from 22 finalists as Bedford County's Teacher of the Year.
A "prize patrol" surprised her this morning at New London Elementary.
The prizes were donations from the Bedford County business community.
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