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One confirmed dead in Henry County... a second flooding victim presumed drowned.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And we'll take you to Richmond to see what survived the budget axe: tobacco research or museum money.

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In sports, NASCAR slaps Harvick and Kenseth with 50 thousand dollars in fines, Blaney replaces Sauter, a Botetourt senior chooses JMU for track,
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[VO-NAT]


and the Detroit Pistons are NBA champs.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Temperatures will continue to climb as we head towards Friday and we can expect more showers and thunderstorms. I'll have your forecast
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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Flash flooding hits Henry County early this morning.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


One person is dead. Authorities are looking for the body of another.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Henry-Fatal]
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[TAPE#=22:24 on 04-22]
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61 year old Louise Fuller and her brother in law Buddy Fuller were delivering newspapers this morning.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
But when they got to Meeks Road in Southern Henry County, State Police say they encountered a creek that was at least eight feet over its banks.
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Richard Lesko is on the bridge tonight where this all happened and joins us with more.
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[Disaster-Declaration]


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Federal help is on the way to those hit hard by severe weather last month.
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President Bush has approved a disaster declaration for Lee, Russell and Tazewell Counties.
The declaration covers damage from a series of severe storms, tornadoes and floods that began on May 24.
The disaster declaration allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency to offer housing assistance, low-interest loans and grants to individuals and businesses.
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[Knox]


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Roanoke pain Doctor Cecil Knox faces new criminal charges. Today's indictment does not add to the number of counts against him, but does list additional acts of alleged racketeering. The new information cites Knox for splitting amphetamine pills for his own use, something he acknowledged at trial last year. That case ended in acquittal on some charges and a hung jury on the rest. Dr. Knox is set to be tried again in November along with his office manager.

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Two area museums are getting some much-needed cash while a local tobacco program takes a hit.
Lawmakers put the finishing touches on the state's budget today.
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Meghan Muldoon has been following the action in Richmond.
She joins us now from the State Capitol.
It is the first time in history the General Assembly has held a second veto session.
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But it was still business as usual.
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(( State lawmakers tangled with the governor one more time, rejecting 16 out of 43 of Governor Warner's proposed changes.
The House of Delegates declared a turf war and voted down a block of amendments they saw as an effort by the governor to increase his spending powers.
[SOT 05:10:11]

((DELEGATE VINCE CALLAHAN: this had nothing to do with partisan politics but had a lot to do with legislative branch vis-a-vis executive branch of government and we guard our perogratives very carefully. we don't want to take any more power away from us.)) [RUNS:15]
Governor Warner's office denied it was an attempted powergrab.
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((KEVIN HALL/WARNER'S DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY: WE STILL HAVE A PART-TIME LEGISLATURE AND FOR THE MAJORITY OF EVERY YEAR THE LEGISLATURE IS NOT IN SESSION WE THINK ITS ENTIRELY APPROPRIATE THAT THE EXECUTIVE HAVE THE FLEXIBILITY TO RESPOND TO CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN THE LEGISLATURE IS NOT IN SESSION.)) [RUNS:17]
Virginia Tech and area farmers took a hit when delegates voted to take away 85-thousand dollars a year for the university's tobacco research program.
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((DELEGATE JIM SHULER/D-MONTGOMERY CO.: I THINK IT IS SHORT WITHIN OUR THINKING WE SHOULD DO THAT IN THIS POINT IN TIME ESPECIALLY WITH THE ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS WHAT'S HAPPENED TO THE TOBACCO FARMER WITHIN VIRGINIA. :35)) [RUNS:13]
Opponents of the measure say it is a matter of fairness.
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((DELEGATE PHIL HAMILTON/R-NEWPORT NEWS: I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE CHERRY PICKING THAT'S GOING ON WITH FUNDING SOME TO THE EXCLUSION OF OTHERS.)) [RUNS:04]
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Lawmakers were successful in preserving 200-thousand dollars for the Science Museum of Western Virginia.
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They also approved an amendment giving 85-thousand dollars a year to the Natural History museum in Martinsville.

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Still ahead on News 7, we'll meet Radford's new Police Chief.
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Plus game officials say they had safety in mind when they decided to shoot a bear trapped inside a local hospital.
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[Franklin-Bear]

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Officials say the decision to kill the bear inside a Rocky Mount hospital was made to protect the patients and staff.
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A 350 pound black bear wandered through the automatic doors at Franklin Memorial Hospital last night. It was cornered in an office and shot. Game officials say it was the safest way to deal with the situation.
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((JIM BOWMAN/VA. DEPT. OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES:IT TAKES SEVERAL MINUTES FOR A TRANQUILIZER TO TAKE AFFECT, AND ONCE YOU DART THAT BEAR HE'S GOING TO BE REALLY AGITATED, IT WAS JUST NOT A SCENE THAT LENT ITSELF TO THAT BEING THE BEST OPTION.))
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Game officials say bears often wander into human environments in search of food. The General Assembly hopes a law passed in 2003 making it illegal to feed a bear will cut down on the problem.
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[Grayson-Shooting]


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Grayson County authorities are investigating the shooting death of a 12 year old boy. The boy was killed on May 29th and is not being identified by police. He was shot at a home in the Providence section of Grayson County. The sheriff says the gunshot wound was not self inflicted, and may have been an accident. The investigation will wrap up later this week. The sheriff says the Commonwealth's Attorney will decide if any charges should be placed.
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[81-Accidents]


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A couple of accidents slowed traffic on I-81 in the Roanoke Valley this afternoon.
VDOT says two wrecks, about a mile apart in the Northbound lanes near Salem, were responsible for the backup.
Traffic should be getting back to normal.
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Radford has a new top cop.
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After a nearly six month search and more than 30 applications, Radford's city manager picked interim Police Chief Gary Harmon to permanently hold the position. Harmon is a 27 year member of the Radford police force. He says he's thrilled to have the job and has many big plans for the department.
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((GARY HARMON: I DON'T LOOK FOR ANY BIG, MAJOR CHANGES. I THINK WE NEED TO GET BACK AND THIS POINT AND START CONCENTRATING ON THE FUNDAMENTALS AND GET BACK TO THE ABC'S AND MAKE SURE WHAT WE DO DO IS DONE RIGHT. ))
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Harmon is a Radford native and Radford University graduate. He replaces Wes Terry, who was fired by the city in January.
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[Stocks]


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The stock markets barely moved today [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW lost less than a point.
NASDAQ gained three.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]
[Blacksburg-Musuem]
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Blacksburg is reaching out to its past.
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Town council is considering preservation of a nearly 100- year old building that was once the social hub of the African American community in town.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa says the old Odd Fellows Hall could become a museum.
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((Hundreds drive by this old white building every day and never give it a second look.

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((BEATRICE FREEMAN-WALKER: THAT'S WHY WE WANT TO RESERVE IT. PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE IT'S HERE, THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW IT'S HERE AND JUST TO THINK, 1905 AND IN 2005 IT WILL BE A HUNDRED YEARS OLD.)) [RUNS:13]
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The hundred year old building is commonly called the Odd Fellows Hall. It was once the social center of New Town. An all black community of Blacksburg.

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((WALTER LEWIS: IT WAS JUST A SEPARATE PART OF TOWN, IT WAS A RESIDENTIAL SECTION. IT WAS ALL BLACK AND VERY NICE.)) [RUNS:07]
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((RACHEL DEPOMPA: THIS WHOLE SECTION OF PRICES FORK ROAD USED TO BE NEW TOWN. THE HOMES THAT WERE ONCE HERE HAVE NOW BEEN REPLACED BY ROADS AND BUSINESSES. THE ONLY REMINDER OF THE PAST STILL STANDING IS THE ODD FELLOWS LOUNGE.)) [RUNS:13]
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Beatrice Freeman Walker used to come here as a teenager. She says there were dinners and dances held on these old wood floors. Bingo and fundraisers.

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((BEATRICE FREEMAN-WALKER: AT THAT TIME IT WASN'T REALLY ANY OTHER PLACE FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE TO GO BUT HERE. EVERYTHING WAS SEGREGATED. THEY DIDN'T HAVE BUILDINGS OR RECREATION BUILDINGS TO CALL THEIR OWN. THIS IS WHAT WE CALLED OWN.))

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NATS- guy taking measurement.
The town is now making plans to put the property in its family of museums. Hoping to one day restore it and dedicate it as a monument to the contributions of black citizens in Blacksburg.

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Walker's also hoping more people will stop and take notice of this priceless piece of history. Rachel DePompa, News 7, Blacksburg.))


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About 200 middle school students from around central Virginia are spending their first few days of summer vacation back in school.
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It's an event called "Youth Connections 2004" and it's taking place at R-S Payne Elementary in Lynchburg.
The kids are getting an education in things like substance abuse and violence prevention.. and they're being led by mentors close to their age.
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((DUSTIN SCOTT/YOUTH CONNECTIONS 2004: I FEEL LIKE THE KIDS IN OUR COMMUNITY HAVE A LOT OF BAD INFLUENCES AND THIS IS A GREAT PROGRAM TO HELP THEM PICK THE RIGHT CHOICES. AND AS A TEAM LEADERS, WE'RE ONLY A LITTLE BIT OLDER THAN THE KIDS, SO WE'VE GONE THROUGH WHAT THEY'RE GOING THROUGH AND WE'VE SEEN THE THINGS THEY'RE SEEING AND USUALLY WE'D LIKE TO GIVE A LITTLE INSIGHT AS TO WHAT THEY SHOULD DO.))
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The kids also are learning team-building and cooperation exercises.
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[Sports tease]


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A preview of the 104th US Open which tees off tomorrow, NASCAR hands down 50 thousand dollars in finds to Harvick and Kenseth
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and Kyle Petty's Victory Junction Gang Camp is set to open, words from him, King Richard, and Tony Stewart.
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[S-Champs]


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The Detroit Pistons are the NBA Champs for the first since 1990 after whipping the Lakers 100-87 to win series 4 games to 1.
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[OUT Q=...this year"]
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Speaking of true champions, the Victory Junction Gang Camp started by Kyle and Patti Petty in Randleman, NC is now ready for kids.
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The 75-acre camp will serve children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. . The camp was started by the Pettys in honor of their son Adam, who was killed in a racing crash four years ago.
Actor Paul Newman is joining the Pettys this week along with many drivers like Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart.
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[SUPER=01-Richard Petty/7 Time Winston Cup Champion; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kyle Petty/Victory Junction Gang Camp Founder; :27]
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[OUT Q=......spirit still out there"]
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The first campers are due Sunday and they will experience a theatre, a petting zoo and many other attractions.
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[SUPER=01-Tony Stewart/Driver of #20 Home Depot Chevy; :07]
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[S-Nascar]


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Nascar has handed down some pretty hefty fines to Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth following their antics in the late stages of Sunday's Pocono 500.
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[SUPER=03-Long Pond, PA/Last Sunday; :00]


The 29 and 17 cars played a high speed game of bumper cars as the laps wound down under caution.
Harvick and Kenseth were fined 25 thousand dollars each, and placed on probation until August 11th. Neither driver was docked any points. The series is in Michigan later this week for the running of the DHL 400.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[WIPE to ENG!!]

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[SUPER=04-NASCAR; :00]


In other Nascar news tonight, Johnny Sauter has been replaced in the number 30 AOL ride of Richard Childress by Dave Blaney. Sauter will remain under contract to drive for Childress in the Busch Series.
Blaney has been driving a part time schedule for Bill Davis Racing. The 41 year old has made 155 career Cup Series starts.
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[S-Megan]


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One note tonight from the high school track. Lord Botetourt's Megan Forbes will continue her education
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and her track career in Harrisonburg at James Madison University. Forbes is a standout sprinter who hopes to study physical therapy or sports medicine. She was an all state performer the last two seasons for the Cavaliers. (------------)