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Coming up on News 7,
State police investigate the death of a man whose body was found lying in the road in Henry County.
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And hard work and diligence goes a long way for a Pulaski County church that came close to shutting its doors.
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Tonight in sports, a huge upset in the ladies final at Wimbledon, the Tour de Lance has begun, and
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Navy grad Billy Hurley of Leesburg doesn't miss the boat at the State Amateur.
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[WX-Head]
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Pop-up showers and storms may extinguish a few cookouts this weekend. But it won't be a complete washout. The full holiday weekend forecast and the 7-Day planner coming up. [Video-Open]
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What's old is new again, as a community rallies around an old building to bring it back to life.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Mt-Olivet]


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After more than 10-thousand dollars worth of materials and labor, a community center which was suppose to have shut its doors a year ago is still at the heart of a community. [TAKE NEWS 7 AT 6 IN BAM]
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Susan Bahorich was in Pulaski County today where members of the Mount Olivet Community Center celebrated our country's independence and the dawn of a new day for the community.
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Myranda, The Mt. Olivet Community Center has been reborn. It was last June when Pulaski County officials wanted to condemn the building.
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((Over the years this building has been a lot of things - a school, a church, a meeting place for the community. Now, it's a place of second chances...
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((RICKY JONES, MT. OLIVET COMMUNITY CENTER: INSIDE WAS BASICALLY BARE- THE FLOORS WERE BARE, THE WINDOWS WERE OUT, THE PORCHES WERE FALLING OFF. IT WAS JUST DILAPIDATION.))
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That was a year ago, but with community support, donations and hardwork - the Mt. Olivet Community Center has gone from a condemned building to the heart of a community. [NATS@22:51:10.27] ((MUSIC...))
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And with music, food and a little bit of nostalgia, Mt. Olivet is making a new page in history for itself. [NATS@22:45:18.29] ((OLD SOLDIERS DAY! CANNON FIRE- POW!!!))
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On this Saturday, the community has gathered in honor of Old Soldiers Day.
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((JOHN MARTIN, PULASKI CO. RESIDENT: I THINK EVERY HOME UP HERE HAS MILITARY TIES THROUGH WORLD WAR I, WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM...AND EVEN TODAY WE HAVE BOYS IN IRAQ. THIS IS A INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION- WE HOPE TO MAKE IT A TRADITION.))
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But while honoring those who have sacrificed for our country- the people of this Pulaski community are remembering the good times they've shared with friends and neighbors which have centered around old one-room building.
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((MARGARET SULLIVAN, PULASKI CO. RESIDENT: THEY'VE DONE A MARVELOUS JOB, JUST MARVELOUS, AND I CAN GO IN THERE AND RIGHT NOW AND TELL YOU RIGHT WHERE I SAT...))
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[OUTQ=... where I sat...]))
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Ricky Jones, who's president of the Community Center, says the work was suppose to take the better part of two-years, but with community and area donations- they were able to bring everything up to code a little less than a year after they initially started a project.
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Myranda- Jones says that's a testament to the community and what this center means to the area.

[Henry-Ax]


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State police are looking into the death of a man whose body was found lying in the road in Henry County. Officers discovered the man's body aound two o'clock Thursday morning, on Route-220 Business, just south of Route-685.
Investigators say the man was struck by at least two vehicles. Police are NOT releasing his name, but they say he is a black man in his late 40s. Investigators are now trying to determine how he died.

[VSP-Holiday]


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Traffic on the nation's major highways is expected to be heavy this holiday weekend, and State Police want you to know they WILL be out in full force.
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State Police is using at least 75-percent of its troopers each day for traffic enforcement this weekend, and will overlap some shifts to double the number of troopers on the road. Safety and weight inspectors are also being used for patrol. They say even in heavy traffic you can help reduce the chance of being in a serious accident by wearing your seatbelt, and minimizing distractions while driving.
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((SGT. DAN JESSEE/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE; PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT'S GOING ON, STAY OFF YOUR CELL PHONE, KEEP WHAT'S GOING ON IN FRONT OF YOU SO YOU CAN RESPOND TO IT. DRIVER INATTENTION IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS THAT WE HAVE. ))
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State Police will also be increasing its drinking and driving prevention efforts. It will be working with local law enforcement to hold D-U-I checkpoints on roads that have seen high numbers of alcohol-related crashes.
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[Mega-Millions]


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One ticket bought at a liquor store in Massachussetts matched all of the numbers in last night's Mega Millions lottery drawing.
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The town of Lowell is celebrating after someone bought the sole winning ticket there this week. It is worth an *annuitized* 290-million dollars before taxes. So far no one has come forward to claim the top prize. The numbers drawn were 10, 25, 38, 39, 50, and a Mega Ball of TWELVE. The jackpot is the biggest in the history of the Mega Millions lottery, which is played in eleven states.
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Still ahead on the newscast, a physician is cleared in the death of a Franklin County man...
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and the woman who will lead Roanoke City Schools for the next year says some big changes are on the way.
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[New-Superintendent]


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Doris Ennis may have a temporary assignment as Acting Superintendent of Roanoke City Schools, but the veteran educator says she won't be satisfied with the status quo.
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With the departure of Wayne Harris, Ennis took over as Acting Superintendent on Thursday.
As she settled into her new surroundings, Ennis said the schools must continue to focus on student achievement.

Ennis said she will push for higher Standards of Learning test scores, more schools reaching full accreditation, and progress meeting the mandates of the federal "No Child Left Behind" legislation.
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((DORIS ENNIS/ACTING SUPERINTENDENT: I THINK WHEN YOU ARE IN THIS POSITION, YOU CANNOT BE SATISFIED WITH THE STATUS QUO, SO I DON'T SEE MY ROLE AS STATUS QUO, BUT I SEE ONE TO BRIDGE THE GAP WHILE THE BOARD SEARCHES FOR A PERMANENT SUPERINTENDENT, BUT CERTAINLY WANT TO SPIRAL DURING THAT INTERIM.))
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Ennis has 42 years of experience as an educator and administrator in the Roanoke City schools. She started as an eighth- grade teacher in 1962.
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Ennis says one of her first priorities will be to speak with parents, teachers and other stake-holders in the Roanoke City Schools.

[Hudson]


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A U-V-A doctor once found negligent in the death of a Franklin County man has now been cleared of any wrongdoing.

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Earlier this year, the state board of medicine censured anesthesiologist Thomas Pajewski (Py-yeh-skee), in connection with the death of David Hudson four years ago. The board determined Pajewski overmedicated Hudson and failed to monitor him after surgery. But, Pajewski's attorney appealed the ruling. It was overturned last week, after a panel determined there was not clear and convincing evidence that Pajewski violated any standards of practice.
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[Biz-Review]


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Montgomery County's controversial merchant's tax may be altered, and a prospective buyer for Rubatex says no thanks. Donald Graham has more in News 7's Business Review.
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The Montgomery County board of Supervisors held a public hearing on a plan to slash the merchants tax. It's a tax on all inventory at local businesses. Several business owners say it's too high, and move their inventory out of the county to avoid paying up.
A vote could come in July on dropping the August tax assessment and lowering the tax by a dollar-45.
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A judge has denied Rubatex's motion to end a collective bargaining agreement with its unionized workers. The bankrupt company filed the motion to close a one-point-one MILLION dollar tentative deal it made with a prospective buyer.
Rubatex Acquisition L-L-C agreed to purchase two of Rubatex's six facilities, under the condition that the union contract was terminated. But a judge ruled Rubatex made little effort to first work out an agreement with its WORKERS, which legally, they're obligated to do.
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((BRUCE LEVINE/UNITED STEELWORKERS OF AMERICA ATTY: I HOPE THAT PERHAPS ON REFLECTION, ALL PARTIES WILL AGREE THAT THE BEST THING TO DO IS TO TALK.)) [RUN08]
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But attorneys for the Germany based R-A-L company say they have no interest in negotiating with the union, and now, no interest in buying the company.
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((BRUCE LEVINE/ATTY. FOR UNITED STEELWORKERS: WE'RE DISAPPOINTED THAT WE WE'RE NOT IN A POSITION TO ACQUIRE THESE ASSETS TODAY, WE WERE LOOKING FORWARD TO OPENING A PLANT AND CREATING JOBS IN BEDFORD.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=jobs in Bedford]
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For News 7, I'm Donald Graham and that's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))



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Still to come on the newscast, will rain showers cause some Fourth of July celebrations to fizzle out? We'll have your full forecast in a few minutes...
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and also, today's weather was perfect for these folks trying to keep the Roanoke River crystal clear.
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[Explore-Park]


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It was something old, something new and something red, white and blue today at Virginia's Explore Park.
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It was a birthday bash as the park celebrated its 10th anniversary, the Friends of the Blue Ridge parkway celebrated its 15th birthday and our country celebrated its independence. There were free activities and crafts for kids of all ages to enjoy- including music, a puppet show and the "Ultimate Obstacle Challenge."
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((DEBBIE PITTS, VIRGINIA'S EXPLORE PARK: WE'VE PROBABLY HAD 500-PEOPLE COME THROUGH TODAY. WE'VE DEDICATED OUR NEWEST FRONTIER FORT TODAY WHICH IS OUR LATEST VENUE AND WE'LL BE FINISHING THAT THROUGH AUGUST, BUT FOLKS CAN COME OUT AND ACTUALLY SEE THE FINAL CONSTRUCTION BETWEEN NOW AND AUGUST.))
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[OUT Q=... between now and August.]
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[TAKE EXPLORE PARK BOARD FS] The fun will continue tomorrow as the park will host an old-fashion 4th of July celebration from noon until five o'clock. The day will include mortar and musket demonstrations, old-time games and crafts, and a little bit of history.
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[River-Cleanup]


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One of Roanoke's top "play" spots was the center of some hard work today.
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More than 40-people took to the Roanoke River -- as part of the Kiwanis Club's annual clean up. Club members along with the Roanoke Parks and Recreation Department loaded a truck full of tires, old furniture and other debris they found on the shore of the river.
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((MIKE LOVEMAN, KIWANIS CLUB OF ROANOKE: WE KNOW THIS PARTICULAR SECTION OF THE RIVER IS HIGHLY USED BY A LARGE SECTION OF THE POPULATION HERE AT WASENA/SMITH PARK, RIVERS EDGE. WE REALIZE BECAUSE OF THE HIGH USAGE, WE WANT THIS TO BE A VISIBLY APPEALING AS POSSIBLE. WE'RE ALSO WORRIED ABOUT THE ACTUAL ITEMS WHICH MAY BE IN THE RIVER WHICH MIGHT HARM THE ENVIRONMENT.))
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[OUT Q=.. harm the environment.]
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Loveman says the group hopes to continue its clean up efforts for years to come. He says in the past they've collected more than a ton of trash in one day.
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[Sports tease]


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Coming up, we'll settle the state amateur golf championship, Nascar is set to go under the lights in Daytona, and

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Maria Sharapova has gone from Siberia to Wimbledon champ at the age of 17.
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[S-Amateur]


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Today's final 36 hole match at the 91st Virginia State Amateur pitted a pair of 22 year olds in Amherst's Ryan Stinnett who recently graduated from Tech, and Naval Academy graduate Billy Hurley of Leesburg.
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Hurley who had played flawlessly all week got off to a hot start in the morning round going four up on the front side.
But he ran into putter trouble coming in, and that opened the door for Stinnett who took advantage of the opportunity.
Stinnett grabbed a 1-up lead headed to the afternoon round thanks to shots like this one out of the bunker at 18.


Hurley regrouped after lunch though and pulled away to win 4 and 2. He becomes the first stroke play medalist to win the championship since Lanny Wadkins 34 years ago.
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To the track where Carl Edwards won today's O'Reilly 250 Craftsman Truck Series race at the Kansas Speedway.
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The Nextel Cup cars will mark the halfway point of the season in tonight's Pepsi 400. Pole sitter Jeff Gordon says restrictor plate racing under the lights at the World Center of Racing is second to none.
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At the All England Club Andy Roddick and Roger Federrer have advanced to the men's Wimbledon final which matches the top two seeds.
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In the women's final today Russia's Maria Sharapova pulled the stunner over Serena Williams.
The 17 year old Sharapova took out the two time defending champ in just 73 minutes, 6-1 and 6-4. In winning her first grand slam, Sharapova is the third youngest titleist at Wimbeldon and the first Russian to win on the grass.
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[S-Tour]


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American Lance Armstrong served notice today that his bid for a 6th Tour de France title is serious.
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The Texan finished second in today's prologue time trial that marked the beginning of cycling's most grueling event.
Armstrong was the last of 188 riders to tackle the 3.8 mile route. He finished just behind the winner of the stage, Swiss rider, Fabian Cancellara, who wears the yellow jersey for now.
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[S-MLB]


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On the big league diamond today, the Mets and Yankees Subway Series produced a slugfest at Shea.
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Cliff Floyd helped the Mets beat their cross town neighbors for the second straight day.
Floyd cranked a 3 run homer off of Carlos Contreras in the third, his 11th of the season.
[SUPER=35-Yankees/9/Mets/10/;]

Ty Wigginton also went deep for the Mets who were outhit 12 to 11 but hung on to win 10 to 9 over the Yankees.
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[S-Soccer]


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The Roanoke Stars UNDER-14 girls and UNDER-15 boys premiere soccer teams leave for international tournaments tomorrow in Denmark and in Sweden. The girls team is made up of 15 young ladies from Salem, Cave Spring, Blacksburg and Patrick Henry locally. The Roanoke Stars team is one of 300 competing.
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[OUT Q=......get a lot better"]
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The Under-15 boys are being coached by Scott Allison. The Roanoke College head coach will take his team up against some of the world's best junior teams in the Tivilee (ti-vil-lee) Cup and the Gothia Cup.
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