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The General Assembly's already had one marathon special session.

Now another may be called to fix a law that went into effect just today.
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Plus construction replaces classses at a Roanoke high school.
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Tonight on News 7 sports - the Hokies officially check into the ACC hotel. Tyler Lumsden is making a return to Salem Memorial,
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and Keith Decker leads a parade of local winners at the 91st Virginia state amateur championship.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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No big changes sky-wise so we will check with Leo for the July Almanac. Details and the forecast coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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((IT MAY ALL COME DOWN TO THE REGRETTABLE NEED FOR A SPECIAL SESSION IN ORDER TO HAVE A PERMANENT FIX.))
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[OUT Q= A PERMANENT FIX.]
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The General Assembly made a mistake
And now legislators may have to return to Richmond, yet again, to fix it.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Shannon is off tonight.

[Rest-Day]


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The General Assembly recently completed its longest session in history... or so it thought.
Now legislators may be heading back to Richmond in order to repeal a law that mandates a day of rest for employees.

[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Meghan /State Microwave;]


Meghan Muldoon joins us now with the latest.
Keith, there was some hope yesterday that the issue could be resolved without calling lawmakers back to work
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But that hope has faded and members appear to be bracing for yet another special session.
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[SUPER=01-Tim Murtagh/Attorney General's Press Secretary; :13]
[SUPER=01-Hugh Keogh/Virginia Chamber of Commerce; :34]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Qualls/Governor's Press Secretary; 1:01]
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(( It is a mistake that only the General Assembly can fix.
That is the opinion of the Attorney General's office
Governor Warner had proposed waiting until January then repealing the law retroactively.
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((TIM MURTAGH/ATTORNEY GENERAL'S PRESS SECRETARY: ESSENTIALLY WHAT THE GOVERNOR HAS ASKED US TO DO IS TO TELL HIM ITS OKAY TO IGNORE VIRGINIA LAW AND WE'RE NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF TELLING PEOPLE WHAT LAWS THEY CAN SAFETY IGNORE. THIS IS SOMETHING THE LEGISLATURE PASSED AND THE GOVERNOR SIGNED IT IS NOW THE LAW OF THE COMMONWEALTH.)) [RUNS:14]
The prospect of paying employees triple overtime for working weekends has business groups scrambling for a fix.


[SOT 16:10:44]

((HUGH KEOGH/VIRGINIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: WE CAN'T PRESUME THAT EVERYTHING WILL BE HUNKY DORY IN THE MINDS OF THE EMPLOYEES MAND WILL CONTINUE TO WORK AS SCHEDULED BY THEIR EMPLOYERS.)) [RUNS:09]
A special session would cost taxpayers over 26-thousand dollars.
But business leaders say the disruption to production and to Virginia's reputation could quickly amount to millions of dollars.
Despite the mounting pressure to call a special session, Governor Warner has some reservations.
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((ELLEN QUALLS/GOVERNOR'S PRESS SECRETARY: YOU KNOW IT'S BEEN A ROUGH YEAR IN RICHMOND THAT'S OBVIOUSLY NOT OUR FIRST CHOICE.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=that's obviously not our first choice.]))
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The General Assembly can also call a special session by petitioning the governor.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Meghan/Microwave;]


Keith, lawmakers I talked to are not enthused about coming back but seem to feel, at this point, it is necessary.


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An armed standoff in Campbell County this morning ended peacefully when the suspect gave himself up.
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Authorities say 50-year-old Eugene Trail of Rustburg fired several shots inside the building where his wife works, Farm Service Company, on Route 29.
After ordering employees out, Trail held his wife inside while police negotiated with him by cell phone.
He surrendered about 90 minutes later.
Charges are pending a psychiatric evaluation.
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[C'burg-Shooting]


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A Christiansburg teenager once accused of killing her classmate no longer faces criminal charges.
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Prosecutors today dropped the voluntary manslaughter charge against 14 year old Mandi Carlson. 15 year old Edward Bertrand was shot and killed last month in the garage of Carlson's Christiansburg home. An assistant Commonwealth's Attorney says Carlson could be charged again. 17 year old Zachary Linkous is still charged with voluntary manslaughter and malicious wounding.
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[Elliston-Fatals]


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A Montgomery County community gathered today to mourn the loss of two of its neighbors.
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Funeral services for 44- year- old Joyce Sirry and her six- year- old daughter Betty were held at Seneca Baptist Church. The mother and daughter died Saturday after being hit by a car as they walked hand- in- hand down Route 460.
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((REV. VIRGIL McHONE: I WAS VERY ANGRY. I WAS ANGRY AT THE PERSON THAT WOULD DO THIS. WHY WOULD SOMEONE DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO THESE FINE PEOPLE.))
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McHone preached a message of forgiveness. He says he's never seen such an outpouring of support from the community.
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21 year old Christopher Hight faces two counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of driving under the influence of drugs in connection with the accident.

[School-Demolition]


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For the next three years, students and teachers will co-exist with construction workers on the campus of Patrick Henry High School.
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And the first major changes are now under way.
This morning, crews began the demolition of Persinger (PER-singer) Hall. The administration building is next on the list.
The two structures must go, and the site must be graded before construction can begin on the new high school.
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It's a sign of the times at Roanoke's Link Museum... or rather a sign of times gone by.
We'll show you when News 7 returns.
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And imagine finding out the vehicle you just bought is actually two wrecked cars pieced together.
One woman's suing a local dealership over it.
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A used car dealer in Danville routinely sells wrecked vehicles... without disclosing the full extent of the damage. We've examined some of their cars, one where halves of two wrecked cars were welded into one.
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(( Kim Adkins will tell you she doesn't know a lot about cars. [7:33:30] ((I REALLY DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO CHECK THE OIL.)) [RUNS:02] A year ago she went to Auto Villa- -by herself- -in search of a sports car. A red Tiburon caught her eye. She asked if it had been wrecked. [7:47:10] ((I WAS TOLD IT HAD COSMETIC DAMAGE ONLY....)) [RUNS02] Salesman Donald Aaron sold her the car for 92-hundred dollars. [7:51:20] ((DONALD TOLD ME....)) A quarter panel had been replaced, along with the rear fender and hatch back lid, he said. She says Aaron didn't mention a FRONT-end collision that damaged the steering. Not long after she bought the car, Adkins says it began steering erratically.
Her husband took it to the local Hyundai dealer, then to Crane Tire and Auto Repair. [7:35:40] ((TWO MECHANICS LOOKED AT IT AND SAID IT WAS UNSAFE TO DRIVE.)) [RUNS:02]
[7:49:05] ((CRANE SAID IT HAD BEEN CUT. Meaning? CUT IN HALF, WELDED BACK TOGETHER WITH PART OF ANOTHER CAR.)) [RUNS:10] That's not uncommon ...to salvage parts of wrecked vehicles... and piece together a working vehicle, as long as that information is fully disclosed. In this case the SALVAGED parts still had damage. They were cobbled together with spot welds, rather than one continuous weld. [7:38:15] ((THE SPOTS ARE RUSTING, BREAKING IN HALF. IF YOU PULL BACK THE BODY FILLER, ALL THE WAY ACROSS, IT'S LIKE THAT ALL THE WAY ACROSS.)) [RUNS:09]
The two halves were not even from the same model year. The back half is a 2000 Hyundai; the front, 2001. [7:53:15] ((THIS PART OF THE CAR FROM HERE UP CAME FROM MARYLAND AND THE BACK PART CAME FROM TEXAS. THIS PART HAD 9300 MILES, AND THE BACK PART HAD OVER 20,000.)) [RUNS:12] She says Donald Aaron did not disclose any of that. When we stopped by the dealership, he declined to discuss it. [9:58:53] ((You're asking us to get off the property? YES, SIR.)) [RUNS:03] Earlier we asked to see Audrey Moss. Her name appears on the bill of sale, as having approved the Adkins deal. [9:55:20] [:03 wipe in time] ((MISS MOSS SAID IF YOU WANT TO INTERVIEW HER, YOU'LL HAVE TO SPEAK WITH HER ATTORNEY DAVID WALKER.)) [RUNS:06]
[16:10:10] ((MISS ADKINS. THIS IS THE THIRD CAR SHE PURCHASED FROM AUTO VILLA.)) [RUNS:05] Attorney David Walker was in the middle of a murder trial this week, but he wanted to point out that Kim Adkins, her husband and her daughter have all bought vehicles from Auto Villa. And each time, he says, Adkins signed a statement acknowledging she knew the car had wreck damage. [16:10:40] ((Are you saying all of the vehicles the Adkins family bought were wrecked and had salvage history? EVERYONE OF THEM. Is this typical of Auto Villa? THEY DEAL IN CARS THAT HAVE BEEN WRECKED AND REPAIRED.)) [RUNS:13] Walker says they try to fix vehicles to last at least three to five years, so they don't break down before all the payments are made. The Adkins car is the subject of a $350,000 complaint in federal court. But it's not the first. Katrice and Rob Stewart sued Auto Villa and won. They discovered the Honda Civic they bought there actually had 41,000 more miles on it than what the odometer said. [7:16:58] ((THEY HAD ROLLED BACK THE ODOMETER, AND IT HAD BEEN WRECKED THREE TIMES, SALVAGED ON THE THIRD TIME, NONE OF WHICH WAS DISCLOSED TO US.)) [RUNS:07] The Stewarts bought their Honda from the same man who sold Kim Adkins her Hyundai. [7:21:37] ((AND THE SALESMAN, DONALD, SAID, "DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT. IT'S A HONDA. IT'S MADE TO TAKE A LOT OF MILES." OF COURSE. AT THAT POINT IT ACTUALLY HAD 151,000 MILES, RATHER THAN 105,000.)) [RUNS:13] A federal jury returned a six-figure punitive damage award against Auto Villa last year, though the judge later knocked that down to 34-thousand dollars. [7:19:45] ((I FEEL LIKE THE LITTLE PEOPLE WON A VICTORY.)) [RUNS:03] John Moss approves most of the financial deals at Auto Villa, though technically he doesn't actually run it. [7:59:52] ((HIS WIFE IS THE OFFICIAL HOLDER OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER'S LICENSE. And why is that? BECAUSE, MR. MOSS, BEING A FIVE-TIME FELON, IS NOT ALLOWED TO HOLD A DEALER'S LICENSE OR A SALESMAN'S LICENSE IN VIRGINIA.)) [RUNS:12] They told us at the dealership that John Moss was not there when we dropped in. Their was no answer at the couple's Westridge Farms home that afternoon either.))

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The state agency that handles complaints against car dealers say most problems can be avoided.
Officials say consumers simply need to read the paperwork.
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Virginia's Motor Vehicle Dealer Board hears from about 400 consumers a month.
Officials say most of their problems lie in not knowing what they signed.
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((BRUCE GOULD/MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER BOARD: OFTENTIMES CONSUMERS DON'T READ ALL THE PAPERWORK THAT THEY SIGN AND THAT'S USUSALLY WHAT GETS THEM INTO TROUBLE SO TO SPEAK. WHEN THEY CALL HERE WE ASK THEM TO FAX TO US OR SEND TO US ALL THE PAPERWORK THAT'S USUALLY SOMEWHERE IN THE PAPERWORK THEY'VE AGREED TO SOMETHING MAYBE THEY WEREN'T QUITE AWARE OF.))
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The board does not have the authority to get a consumer's money back.
But if fraud is committed, it can fine the dealer and revoke their license.
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[Stocks]


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Stock prices fell sharply on Wall Street today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell 101 points.
NASDAQ lost 32.
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[N&W-Signs]


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A piece of the old Norfolk and Western Railway came home today.
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One of the six-by-six foot N-and-W signs now hangs outside the O. Winston Link Museum. The other is displayed IN-side. When the building served as the N-and-W passenger station, both signs hung along the railway concourse. The concourse was demolished in 1991, and the signs have been in storage at the Transportation Museum since.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports. Tech and Miami pick up their new membership cards. The State am has some serious local flavor,
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and we'll check in with some youngsters in Bedford County who have built themselves a mini-monster truck just in time for the 4th of July fireworks.
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[S-ACC]


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One year ago, Virginia Tech received its unlikely invitation to join the ACC. Today, the Hokies officially became members of the league along with Miami.
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The Salem Avalanche returns home tonight for a quick three game series with Winston-Salem. Tonight's game gets underway at 7, but tomorrow at Saturday the games start at six.
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Tomorrow former Clemson and Cave Spring star Tyler Lumsden who won in Salem in the ACC tournament will be back in town as the starting pitcher for the Warthogs.
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The 32 player match play field has been whittled down to just 8 in the State Amateur at Roanoke Country Club. Among the area players to advance after 36 holes today, Radford's Ryan Sypniewski and Roanoke's Miller Baber.
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Amherst's Ryan Stinnett, who just completed his eligibility at Tech, defeated James Huffman of Richlands 7 and 6 this morning and then took care of Mark Boedicker this afternoon.
Two time State Am champ Keith Decker is still in the hunt for a third title after winning twice today.
Although, not overly long, the par 71 layout at the Country Club is showing some bite this week.
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[S-Monster]


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Most kids going to this Friday's monster truck show at the Motor Mile Speedway will be in the stands watching, but one group of kids from Forest will be participating. Intern reporter Pete Woody has more.
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(( 11-year-old Cory Johnson used to race mini-cup cars at the Motor Mile Speedway. When that program was eliminated, he turned his attention to something else: building a mini-monster truck from the ground up with his 8-year-old brother Eric.
Cory: I'm always designing things....
Eric: I sanded 24/7, the only time I stopped was for lunch...
Cory and Eric's father, Steve Johnson, was also instrumental during the 6 month project, overseeing the construction of the 6-foot high truck, which is called Kid Legal.
Steve: when cory quit racing mini-cups, he got the idea...
Standup: teamwork was most rewarding part of project
Steve: teamwork...
Cory and Eric will be showing off their mini monster during a fan appreciation portion of Friday night's pre-race activities at the Motor Mile Speedway. In Forest, Pete Woody, News 7 Sports.))

[WX-Almanac]


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July can be an interesting weather month. Thee tropics start to fire up as do thunderstorms locally. Let's see what else is happening with Leo and our monthly almamac.
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