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Coming up on News 7,
A ceremony honoring local soldiers proves it's never too EARLY to say thanks.
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And get ready to get your *groove on* at Roanoke's annual Stone Soul Picnic.
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In sports, a British Open champion is crowned, some insirational Commonwealth Games swimming,
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and an accident involving Dale Earnhardt Junior gives racing fans a scare, he's ok, we will take to the accident
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Clouds hanging tough across the region today with a few isolated storms. We'll show you where they are and take a look at what to expect for the upcoming workweek in just a bit. [Video-Open]
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((JUSTIN PRESSON: LAST TIME WE WERE ALL "HUA" AND READY TO GO AND THEY SENT US HOME AND IT'S KIND OF DISAPPOINTING, BUT IT'S NICE WHEN THEY DO STUFF LIKE THIS. KEESEY PRESSON: IT'S A BIG MORALE BOOSTER.))
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National Guard Soldiers and their families receive recognition on the eve of another mobilization.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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It's been about a year since the 229th Chemcial Company returned from mobilization in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Many will be leaving their families again in a matter of weeks, but as Jennifer Wishon reports, today's campaign was meant to recognize their dedication and hard work.
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((NATIONAL ANTHEM))
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The 229th Chemical Company mobilized for active duty in February, 2003. As it turns out they were never deployed, but sacrifices made by the soldiers and their families were great.
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((GENERAL WILLIAMS: YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT EASY TO PACK UP AND LEAVE YOUR FAMILY, YOUR JOB, ALL YOUR SOCIAL CONTACTS AND MOVE FORWARD TO GO TO WAR AND THESE FOLKS STEP UP AND DO THAT.))
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In return, the Army is conducting The Freedom Salute Campaign. [INSERT FILE TAPE HERE] So far 150,000 of America's Army National Guard soldiers have been mobilized in the War on Terroism. [END FILE TAPE HERE] The campaign is a nationwide effort to recognize everyone who makes the National Guard possible. [22:39:59] ((SPECIALIST SARAH ALLEN))
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One by one, members of the 229th and their families were called Sunday. Soldiers were awarded an encased American flag and commemorative coin. Their spouses received a lapel insignia along with a wealth of gratitude.
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((GENERAL WILLIAMS: WE THINK THEY'RE A CRITICAL PART OF OUR TEAM AND WE LOVE THEM SO MUCH AND THAT'S WHY WE WANTED TO RECOGNIZE THEM.))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: AND MANY AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS ARE SURE TO FOLLOW. THE END OF AUGUST 47 MEMBERS OF THE CHEMICAL COMPANY WILL MOBILIZE FOR A MONTH OF TRAINING WITH A TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OUT OF ROCKY MOUNT.))
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Specialists Justin and Keesey Presson met while preparing to leave for active duty in 2003. They've now been married for nine months and are part of the 47 preparing to deploy once again.
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((Reporter: How do you feel about taking your wife with you? JUSTIN PRESSON: THAT'S GOING TO BE KIND OF STRANGE - I REALLY DON'T KNOW YET. KEESEY PRESSON: HE'S NOT TOO HAPPY ABOUT THAT, BUT UM, IF HE HAD HIS CHOICE I'D STAY, BUT I'M WILLING TO GO.))
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Until then, the Army will continue to recognize it's defenders of freedom... those who are seasoned and the ones who've yet to grow into their uniforms. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke.))

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An incoming U-V-A football player is arrested and charged with two misdemeanors.
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[take Bradshaw pic FS]
18 year old Ahmad Rashad Bradshaw - an All-State running back from Bluefield Virginia - was charged yesterday with underage alcohol possession and obstruction of justice.
Officials say Bradshaw ran -- after an officer began questioning him, but was caught at the Rotunda and after a brief struggle, he was taken to jail.
He's been released on a one thousand dollar bond.
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Roanoke Regional Airport is getting a major lift.
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Crews are now smoothing a section at the end of the runway and adding a drainage system. That will make the area safer for passengers if a plane ever slides off the runway. A new lighting system is also being installed. Renovations will wrap up next year when the runway gets an overhaul.
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((JACKIE SHUCK: THEY HAVE TO TAKE THE RUNWAY DOWN ALMOST TO SURFACE AT THAT POINT AND GET A SLIGHT GRADE INCREASE OUT OF IT THAT'S SORT OF A HUMP.))
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The airport's new air- traffic- control tower is now complete and in the process of getting wired.
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((JACKIE SHUCK: NOW THE FAA IS IN THERE BUSILY WORKING TO MAKE SURE ALL THE NAVIGATIONAL AIDS THAT ARE AROUND EITHER THE AIRPORT OR THE VALLEY ARE BEING HOOKED IN SO THE CONTROLLERS CAN SEE IT ALL.))
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Roanoke Regional plans to start using the new tower in December.
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[Arts-Funding]


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Over the past several years, museums and other cultural institutions have had to deal with significant cutbacks in state funding.
Now with an eye towards the future local officials are looking for alternatives. Joe Dashiell has more.
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((General Assembly budget battles have left local museums out in the cold.
In recent years, the label "non- state agency" has meant no state funding.
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((BRIAN WISHNEFF/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: WE HAVE THE MOST TO LOSE IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE BECAUSE WE HAVE SUCH A LARGE CULTURAL BASE HERE, NONE OF WHICH GET STATE FUNDING, AND NOW IS NOT TOO SOON TO CRAFT SOME TYPE OF LEGISLATION, AND TRY TO WIN SOME OTHER SUPPORT AROUND THE STATE.))
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What Brian Wishneff recently proposed at a meeting of Roanoke City Council is a regional entity that would represent the area's cultural agencies in Richmond, appear as a recurring line item in the budget and serve as a conduit for state funds.
Rupert Cutler agreed.
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((RUPERT CUTLER/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I HAVE LONG HARBORED THE IDEA THAT WE NEED A REGIONAL ENTITY THAT SPEAKS FOR ALL OF THESE MUSEUMS, SOMETHING CALLED THE MUSEUMS OF WESTERN VIRGINIA OR SOMETHING OF THE SORT THAT WILL QUALIFY TO BE IN THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET AND NOT HAVE TO PLEAD FOR THE SCRAPS LEFT OVER AFTER THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET IS FINISHED.))
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Salem Delegate and House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith supports a united front, and says one line item in the budget, instead of seven or eight, would be helpful in the House of Delegates.
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((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH: IF WE HAD ONE THAT DOLED OUT THE MONEY THERE WOULD BE SOME INTER-SQUAD RIVALRY, BUT WE WOULDN'T GET AS MUCH ATTENTION FROM FOLKS THINKING WE'RE GETTING TOO MUCH MONEY, OR GETTING MORE THAN OUR FAIR SHARE.))
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He's less optimistic about support in the Senate Finance Committee, but agrees with members of city council that a new approach is worth a try.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))


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Still ahead on the newscast, viewers chime in on everything from Marcus Vick's legal problems to the fate of some dogs. We'll have News 7 Feedback in just a moment...
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and also, one county finally gets down to the books, and organizes a school budget.
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Roanoke County Supervisors have traded their pens and papers for computers.
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Nine months ago, the board approved more than 73- thousand dollars to purchase the equipment and software needed to make the transition. Supervisors began using their new laptop computers last Tuesday. The switch will save the county money in the long run. About 8- thousand dollars is spent each year on paper used for agendas. The new technology allows ALL meeting notes and background information to be linked on the county's website which was completely overhauled earlier this year.
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After months of debate -- Craig County officials are scheduled to make a decision about the *school system's budget.*

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Most schools around the Commonwealth try to have a budget in place by April so they can alert teachers about assignments for the next year and get everything set for students. Tuesday night the county is expected pass the school's budget after months of disagreement. While, both sides are eager to move forward- school superintendent Dr. Rose Martin blames some of the problems on the extended General Assembly session in Richmond.
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((DR. ROSE MARTIN, CRAIG CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WITH THE AMENDMENT OF THE BUDGET WE'LL GET A GREAT COMPENSATION PACKAGE FOR OUR TEACHERS FOR THE NEXT YEAR. THE MCCLEARY RENOVATION -WE MIGHT HAVE TO PUT THAT ON HOLD, BUT WE'LL BE PAYING ON THE DEBT SERVICE OF THIS NEW BUILDING.))
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Martin says the school system also had to hold off on plans to buy a handicapped bus for the upcoming year.
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News-7 viewers touched on several topics in the mail this week.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with Feedback.

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(( Much of the mail dealt with New River Valley bureau chief Rachel DePompa's reports on the woman in Wythe County whose family has been charged with neglect after she was found dead with part of her arm gnawed by dogs.
"We appreciate you asking about the dogs in Wythe County. This is such a human tragedy but we were really concerned about the dogs. God bless you for asking Rachel." (Susan Jorgensen/Vinton).
But another viewer (Louis Showalter/Troutville) thought the question out of place.
"This woman was sent home to stay with her husband and sons and was so badly neglected that her diaper had not been changed and the dogs were eating her arm. I would have thought that Keith [Humphry] would have asked:"why was she sent home to live in the apparent squalid conditions that was her home?" Instead his question to Rachel DePompa was "who is going to take care of the dogs?" My question is "who the hell cares?" They can be picked up by the dog warden and put in a shelter. There will be no one to take care of Mrs. Crigger."
The special session on the day-of-rest law brought some comments from a Campbell County viewer: (Ronnie Crouch/Lynch Station)
"I think we as citizens of Virginia have the right to know how a bill could pass in Richmond that our legislators and our Governor signed into law without knowing the full potential of the bill. This makes me and many of my friends and co-workers wonder how many bills get passed without their full understanding and knowledge. Are they just signing whatever comes over their desks? This is not what we the people of Virginia have elected them to do.
Marcus Vick's latest legal problems brought a couple of notes along this line: (R.M. King/Roanoke)
"I think that people are getting tired of sports personalities, pro or amateur, taking advantage of their status. It is time that they not be allowed to get away with these things, particularly crime against other people. The team and in this case the school is better off without them. Cut them loose!"
If you'd like to cut loose on the news, here's how to get in touch with us...by mail, fax or email.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

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Still ahead on the newscast, Dale Earnhardt Junior is hospitalized after a fiery crash. We'll have the latest in sports.
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and this year a popular festival will be without its heart and soul.
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His book highlights the achievements of some local D-Day heroes.
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And this coming Tuesday, author James Morrison will kick-off a series of local author readings at the Roanoke Main Library.
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((HE'S GOING TO TALK ABOUT HIS BOOK "BEDFORD GOES TO WAR" AND WE'RE REALLY THRILLED 16 IT'S A NEW BOOK THAT PROFILES THE MEN AND WOMEN FROM THAT COMMUNITY WHO SUPPORTED THE WAR, WHETHER THEY ACTUALLY FOUGHT IN THE WAR, OR PEOPLE WHO SUPPORTED THOSE MEN ON THE HOMEFRONT 26))
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Morrison spent 30-years working in the Department of Defense, and nearly 27-years in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. A portion of the proceeds from his book will help benefit FIVE charity organizations in the Bedford area.
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The local author series will run through December. For more information, you can contact the Main Library at 853-2785.
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If you want to hear the heart and soul of Roanoke -- then mark your calendars.
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Final preparations are in full swing for the seventh annual Stone Soul Picnic.
The goal of the event is to bring the Roanoke Community together for a day of fellowship and family fun.
This year the event will honor the picnic's founder who passed away in March of colon cancer.
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((CARTER GARRETT/WTOY RADIO: WE'RE DOING IT IN THE HONOR IN THE MEMORY OF DUKE ELLINGTON. WE WANT TO CONTINUE THE TRADITION AND WE HAVE BRAND NEW T-SHIRTS AND WE GOING TO ALSO HAVE A TRIBUTE TO DUKE MID AFTERNOON ABOUT THREE O'CLOCK.))


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The Stone Soul Picnic takes place Saturday August 7th from noon until ten PM at Washington Park.
Proceeds from the event will fund a number of programs in the area.
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Dale Earnhardt junior is ok, but the video of his wreck not so pretty, a British Open champion is crowned, Tech's Ryan Sypniewski falls just short of the Suntrust title
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and Commonwealth Games swimming from a veterans point of view.
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NASCAR Nextel cup star Dale Earnhardt Junior is hospitalized after an accident.

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Earnhardt's Chevrolet Corvette hit a barrier in turn eight and his car burst in to flames. Earnhardt, who appeared stunned here as he sits behind the wheel as the car catches fire, got out of the car on his own before being assisted by safety crews.
He was treated for minor burns on his face and legs after this accident during practice for the American Le Mans Series race at Sonoma, California. Earnhardt was flown to the University of California-Davis Medical Center in Sacramento for precautionary reasons.
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38 year old tour rookie Todd Hamilton beat Ernie Els in a four-hole playoff today to win the British Open.
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Hamilton parred all four extra holes while Els bogeyed the third one, the par-three 17th. Els had rallied to tie Hamilton at 10-under-par to set up the playoff. Els had a closing 68, Hamilton a 69. Phil Mickelson's closing 68 left him at 9-under-par, in third place.
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Spence Andrews beat Virginia tech's Ryan Sypniewski for the Suntrust State Open title today.
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Andrews fired a 68 today and finished the four round tourney with a 15 under 273.
Sypniewski finishes second and shot 71 today but his 276 total was three shots off the title mark.
Chip Sullivan finsihed in a tie for fourth with a 279 total and a round of 69 this afternoon. Appomattox's Faber Jamison tied Sullivan.
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Think scheduling 10 thousand athletes to play in 48 different sports in a weekend is tough...you're right. But it's nothing when it comes to keeping them hydrated.
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Before the games are over Virginia amateur sports will have provided athletes with 130 cases of soft drinks, 200 cases of bottled water, and 100 cases of Gatorade. In all, the athletes will consume more than 11 hundred gallons of fluids before heading back home. After 15 years, the Games' coordinators have hydrating down to a science, and they believe the number of competitors has leveled off to a managable number.
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The Commonwealth Games are not just for the young, but for the young at heart as well. Swimming is one of several sports that accomodates senior competitors. Intern reporter Allison Perry has more on the young at heart.
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((Howard Butts coordinates the Masters event in addition to swimming in 6 of the 38 races. He is 63 and competes nationally. ((:))
At the age of 49, Keith Gaines has already been through 3 kidney transplants, but says swimming keeps him strong. He won 4 swimming medals at last year's Commonwealth Games. ((:)) Eighty seven-year-old Roberta Sugden is the event's oldest competitor. She says while her finish times may not be improving each year, her level of fun is on the rise. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) The swimming competition is finished for this year. Allison Perry, News 7 Sports.))

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Lance Amrstrong is in the same place he found himself in yesterday.
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The texan remains 22 seconds behind overall leader Thomas Voeckler (VOHK'-lur) after the 14th stage at the Tour de Fran(---------------) ce. Tomorrow is the final rest day of the three-week race.