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Coming up on News 7,
Fire damages two homes this morning in Roanoke.
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And work begins on a house soon to become a home in Lynchburg -- with the help of some special volunteers.
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Tonight in sports, we'll head back to the spring jubilee in Radford where
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Hidden Valley's girls and Radford's boys came up short in their bid for state soccer titles.
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Skies remained rather overcast with below normal temperatures today. Sunday looks about the same. We'll check the extended outlook with the 7-Day Planner and see what's brewing out west in just a bit. [Video-Open]
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((OUR HOPE IS TO GIVE PEOPLE AN OPPORTUNITY TO REALIZE THAT WE'VE ALL GOT DISABILITIES AND WE JUST ALL OVERCOME THEM IN DIFFERENT WAYS AND WE ALL HAVE TALENTS, AND TALENTS YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE THEY ARE.))
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Hundreds of central Virginia residents are focusing on their abilities rather than their DIS-abilities.. while at the same time, helping their community.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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Lynchburg's Habitat for Humanity chapter has built more than 230 houses in its 16-year history... but none with such a unique volunteer labor force.
Steve Smallshaw shows us how some local residents will be putting aside their disabilities to pick up a hammer and nails.
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With a blast of a whistle and the scraping of dirt, work got underway on Lynchburg's newest Habitat for Humanity home.
But this group of volunteer laborers is something special.. they all have some degree of mental or physical disability.
It's the first time handicapped residents have worked with Habitat.. and officials say it should be a learning opportunity for everyone involved.
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((DEBORAH SILVERMAN/LYNCHBURG HABITAT DIRECTOR: AND WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS BECAUSE IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD A HOUSE BUT IT'S ALSO AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO TALK TO THE COMMUNITY ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO FOCUS ON OUR ABILITIES.))
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About two to three hundred volunteers, most from the Central Virginia Training Center, have signed up for the project. [Standup ] ((Since Habitat relies solely on volunteers for its labor, organizers say this is a clear example of how everyone can contribute something to their community. And this project, they say, is not so much about putting up walls, but about tearing down barriers.))
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((JEFF WILDER/CVTC CHAPLAIN: BUT WHEN THE COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ARE WORKING SIDE BY SIDE WITH OTHER PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY, THEY GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER AND I THINK THE WALLS AND BARRIERS CAN BEGIN TO COME DOWN BECAUSE I THINK MOST OF THOSE WALLS ARE PUT THERE BY FEAR AND IGNORANCE OF WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW.))
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Serena Jones is the beneficiary of all this work.. it will be the first home she's ever owned.
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((IT'S A VERY BLESSED FEELING. I FEEL VERY BLESSED BECAUSE THIS IS A LONG-TIME DREAM FOR ME.))
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Construction should be finished in September.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))

[Home-Fair]


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With interest rates still at record lows, the dream of owning your own home is fast becoming a reality for many people.
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But the home-buying process can still be a little intimidating to first-time buyers.
That's why the Lynchburg Community Action Group sponsored a first-ever Home Ownership Fair for the Hill City.
The idea was to educate people on what to expect when they go to purchase their first home.
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((MELISSA YUILLE/HOMEOWNER FAIR ORGANIZER: WHAT WE FIND THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT WANT TO BECOME HOMEOWNERS, BUT THEY'RE AFRAID OF THE PROCESS.. THE NOT KNOWING, THE NOT KNOWING IF THEIR CREDIT IS GOOD ENOUGH OR WHAT'S AVAILABLE, WHAT TYPE OF LOAN IS AVAILABLE FOR FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS.))
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More than 75 exhibitors including banks, realtors and credit counseling agencies were on hand at today's fair.
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[Kaine]


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The election of Virginia's next governor is still seventeen months away, but it's already taking some interesting turns.
Former Democratic Governor Doug Wilder has been making inroads with state Republicans, in particular the likely G-O-P nominee, Attorney General Jerry Kilgore.
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Kilgore's likely opponent.. Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine.. said today he's not worried about a possible Wilder endorsement of Kilgore.
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((LT. GOV. TIM KAINE: HE'S MADE IT FAIRLY PLAIN THAT THAT'S THE WAY HE'S LEANING, AND YOU KNOW, THAT'S FINE. HE AND JERRY WORKED TOGETHER TO TRY AND DERAIL THE BUDGET PROCESS WE JUST HAD AND SUGGEST WE SHOULD HAVE A REFERENDUM INSTEAD OF DOING A BUDGET LIKE THE LEGISLATURE HAS DONE EVERY YEAR SINCE THE 1600'S AND I VERY STRONGLY DISAGREED WITH HIM ON THAT.))
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Kaine was in Lynchburg today lending his support to the homeownership fair.
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[Patrick-Murder]


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A Patrick County couple now faces capital murder charges in the slaying of their neighbors.
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[TAKE FS E562] A grand jury issued indictments this week against Justin Manning and Virginia Manning of Meadows of Dan. The two are accused of killing Kenneth Williams and Deanna Williams, who were found dead in their home in late January.
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The grand jury also indicted each of the Mannings on charges of robbery and using a firearm in a felony. The Mannings were arrested in March after authorities found them in Mexico.

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One man faces charges after allegedly stabbing his brother in Henry County. The Sheriff's Office says 25-year-old Daniel Curtis Florez of Collinsville stabbed his brother, 34-year-old Enrique Medrano on the head, face and neck during an argument shortly before midnight last night. Medrano was treated for his injuries and released from the hospital. Florez has been charged with attempted murder. He's being held in the Henry County Jail without bond.
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Still ahead on the newscast, State Police are still trying to piece together an accident involving a trooper...
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and also, one fire damages two houses in Roanoke.
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[1st-Wx]
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Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a house fire this morning in Roanoke.
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The fire started around 8:20 in the 600-block of Loudon Avenue. Firefighters say the house was fully involved when they got there, and that the fire had spread to the house next door.
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((IT WAS INVOLVED FROM THE FIRST FLOOR THROUGH THE TOP, BURNING LIKE A FURNANCE ENCLOSED IN THE BRICK WALLS.THEY WERE SOLID BRICK WALLS ON THIS BUILDING.))
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Firefighters were able to control the blaze in about 25-minutes. The fire also knocked down some power lines, but no one was hurt. Officials say no one lived in the house, but it had been gutted and prepped for remodeling. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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Two men have been charged in Lynchburg's first murder of the year.
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Mario Antwane Scott and Carlton Hunter were arrested last night in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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They're charged in the beating death of 39-year-old Daniel Keith Jackson at his home on Pierce Street. Police say Scott and Hunter were at a party at Jackson's house, as well as 22-year-old Talea DeShae Anderson. She spoke with police on Thursday. Jackson was found early Wednesday morning with injuries to his head and upper body. He later died at Lynchburg General.
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State police are STILL trying to figure out why a police cruiser collided with another car Monday evening in Henry County.
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They're asking anyone who may have seen the crash on Route 57 or the events leading up to it -- to call them.
Trooper A-J Hairston was responding to a call when he struck a car driven by Lisa Johnson of Martinsville almost head on.
Both were flown to hospitals for treatment.
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Up next on the newscast, Virginia rakes-in more money than expected for the third month in a row...
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and dozens of high school teams from our area go for state championships today. We'll have a wrap-up in sports.
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[May-Revenue]


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Strong state tax collections continued into May, and kept the state millions of dollars in the black.
The continued growth, particularly in sales taxes, reflects a solid *economic* recovery in Virginia. But it also provokes political disputes about the need for one-point-four billion dollars in new taxes the General Assembly approved in April.
It's the third straight month that revenue collections exceeded the state's official expectations.

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In business news this week, one of Lynchburg's biggest employers will spend 20-MILLION dollars to build a new pump motor service center. A handful of technicians will refurbish and upgrade contaminated pumps and motors in the 70-thousand square foot facility. Plus two more plants close in the region. Donald Graham has more in News 7's Business Review.
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151 people are losing their jobs at the Webb Furniture plant. Company officials blame the layoffs on competition from cheap imports from China. Congressman Rick Boucher says all the workers will be able to get federal help with job retraining and health care premium payments. Webb furniture is one of three Galax Companies that signed a national petition last year to stop so-called illegal dumping of China imports. The Department of Commerce is expected to rule on the petition later this month. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
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A world-wide company based in Danville will shut down production in its home town.
Dimon blames changing economic conditions in the tobacco industry. The company says it expects to end production at its Danville facility next March. More than 500 jobs will be lost. The move is part of a larger corporate restructuring plan in response to changing economic conditions on the five continents in which Dimon does business. The production shutdown will not affect the company's administrative operations in Danville. For News 7, I'm Donald Graham and that's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))









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Coming up, plenty of soccer, baseball and soccer from the jubilee, the Pistons are beaming on the eve of Game three in the NBA finals,
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and Cincinnati hoop coach Bob Huggins apologizes for his DUI arrest.
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Let's start our jubilee tour with the Group Two A state boys soccer championship. Jefferson Forest and Charlottesville would both try to win the hardware for the first time. Steve Mason has more on a heroic Cavalier effort.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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The Hidden Valley girls also fell in the double A ranks. The Titans were tied at 1 with Broad Run in the semis, but Brianna Smith put home the winning tally in the 89th minute as Broad Run advanced to the final 2-1.
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To Group A boys action where Radford and George Mason were suspended yesterday. The lay-off didn't hurt the Patriots as they posted a 1-nothing victory.
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The Two A Baseball title game matched two relative newcomers to the championship game in Cave Spring and Tunstall.

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The Knights entered the contest with momentum after a 12-4 semifinal win and they found themselves in a defensive struggle.
The reason--Trojans pitcher Will Inman. He gets the strikeout right here and after two innings things remained scoreless.
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Tunstall went on to win the title game 4 to nothing.
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To Group A softball where James River battled Page County.
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The Knights were looking for their second straight crown under John Shotwell.
James River ace Angela smokin Tincher was here usual dominant self. She strikes out the side in the third inning keeping things scoreless.
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At last check this one was in extras with the Knights leading 1-zip in the ninth.
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In Group Two A Tennis this morning, Hidden Valley's boys won the state by beating Handley 5-2.
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The double A Softball final between Turner Ashby and Jefferson Forest is just underway. Highlights are on the way at 11.


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While the Busch Series takes over the Nashville Speedway tonight, the Nextel Cup drivers are bracing for tomorrow's 500 miles at Pocono. Five Fords qualified in the top 15, and Dale Jarrett believes that the new engine heads for the blue oval are already paying dividends.
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The University of Cincinnati has suspended basketball coach Bob Huggins with pay indefinitely while the matter of his DUI arrest is resolved in the courts. Huggins has issued an apology and vowed that it would never happen again.
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The NBA Finals roll on tomorrow night in the Motor City as the Pistons try to take a commanding 3-1 lead. It's safe to say that Larry Brown's team is thriving in the role of the underdog.
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