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Gunshots at a Roanoke convenience this morning leaves one person dead and two others injured.
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And, 200 news jobs are coming to Danville, thanks to a company's expansion plans.
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Some areas are seeing isolated showers right now while others have hazy sunshine. I'll break it down for you in the forecast.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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A dispute turned deadly early this morning in the city of Roanoke.
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One person was killed and two others were injured after a shooting at a Roanoke convenience store.
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Authorities say officers first responded to a disorder call at Blueberry Hill on Williamson Road around 2:05 this morning.
The crowd dispersed and moved to the Stop In on Hershberger Road.
Police say 22 year old Marcus Jerome Nance of Roanoke fired multiple times, striking three men. All three were taken to the hospital, where 24 year old Joey Lee Joyce of Roanoke died.
The other two are in stable condition. Nance was charged with murder, several counts of malicous wounding, and was taken to the Roanoke city jail.
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A Danville company's expansion will bring 200 new jobs to the region.
Governor Mark Warner announced today that Columbia Flooring will spend 13 and a half million dollars on the expansion.
It makes hardwood and laminate flooring.
Company president David Wootton says Columbia is very dedicated to the Danville community.

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It was John Kerry's night last night at the Democratic National Convention.
Aleen Sirgany has highlights from the event, and she also spoke with folks in Kerry's own backyard-- some of those "undecided" voters that Kerry and Edwards need to win.
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TRACK: JOHN KERRY'S "GETTING TO KNOW YOU SPEECH"... (NAT: i was born in Colorado) ...WAS DESIGNED FOR PEOPLE LIKE JUSTIN COSTA.

SOT: Justin Costa/Massachusetts Voter

Before all this was flip-flopping back and forth and didn't really know who to go with.
TRACK: AND IT SEEMS FOR COSTA, THE SPEECH WORKED.

SOT: Costa: I thought he addressed the issues he needed to last night on

homeland security and what's good for the economy, what he said, and I'm looking forward to four years with Kerry.

SOT:KERRY: As President I will bring back this nation's time honored

tradition: the United States of American never goes to war because we want to , we only go to war because we have to.
TRACK: KERRY NEEDED TO DELIVER THE SPEECH OF A LIFETIME, AND MANY COMMENTATORS SAY HE DID JUST THAT. HE DIDN'T ISSUE ANY MAJOR NEW POLICY INITIATIVES, BUT DID PROMISE TO IMMEDIATELY REFORM THE U-S INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM AND KEEP AMERICAN JOBS FROM GOING OVERSEAS.

(SOT: Sen. John Kerry/Democratic Presidential Nominee: I will work my

hear out. But my fellow citizens, the outcome is in your hands more than mine.)

(nat) I thought it was pretty good. Best speech he ever had.)
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(He didn't really promise anything that was too far out there.)


TRACK: HE CHALLENGED PRESIDENT BUSH ON THE WAR ON TERROR, BUT AS THE DEMOCRATS HAVE THROUGHOUT THE CONVENTION, HE MOSTLY STAYED AWAY FROM DIRECT ATTACKS:

SOT:Sekou Dilday/Massachusetts Voter: I like the fact that the Democrats

took the high road, didn't bash the Republicans.
BRIDGE: HERE IN BOSTON, KERRY HAD THE HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE. BUT NOW, HE'S HITTING THE ROAD ON A TWO-WEEK, CROSS-COUNTRY TOUR, WHERE HE'LL FACE A MUCH TOUGHER PLAYING FIELD.

SOT: Robert Gelles/Massachusetts Vote: I'm waiting to hear more from

both sides. I'm going to play this thing right down to the end.
TRACK: CANDIDATES GENERALLY GET A GOOD-SIZED BOUNCE IN THE POLLS AFTER THEIR CONVENTIONS. BUT WITH THE COUNTRY SO DIVIDED, EVEN A FEW POINTS UP COULD BE ENOUGH TO SWING THE ELECTION...IF IT HOLDS. AND IF THAT HAPPENS...

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TRACK: ...FOR JOHN KERRY, IT WILL BE A BEAUTIFUL DAY INDEED. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, BOSTON.
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After keeping a low profile during the Democratic convention this week, President Bush is now back on the campaign trail.
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He left Washington this morning, and embarked upon a campaign swing through the Midwest.
He's visiting both Missouri and Michigan.
At a rally this morning, Bush urged voters to look at his record as President because quote "results matter."
Tomorrow, the President hits the battleground states of Ohio and Pennsylvania.
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A Lynchburg woman is facing several felony charges after she allegedly stole several thousand dollars from a family she was house-sitting for.
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22-year-old Stephanie Lyne Calohan was arrested last night and charged with at least six counts of forgery and uttering.
Police say Calohan was house-sitting for a Lynchburg family while they were on vacation, and wrote several checks to herself from their account.
The couple discovered the theft when they returned home last weekend.
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At least 14 people were killed and 200 injured when a gas pipeline exploded today in Belgium.
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The blast sent balls of fire high into the sky, about 25 miles southwest of Brussels.
Officials say the death toll from the explosion could climb even higher.
The blast ripped through a section of the underground gas line as repair men were working on a leak.
It destroyed two adjacent factories and scorched the area around the explosion site.
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State Department officials say everyone's accounted for at the U-S Embassy in Uzbekistan after an explosion today.
Police say it was a suicide bombing.
Another explosion happened outside the Israeli embassy.
Israel radio says no Israeli personnel were hurt, but an Uzbek security guard was killed in that attack.
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Coming up next on the newscast, members of Congress try to decide what to do about the 9/11 report.
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Also we'll look at a new type of eye surgery that correct vision with fewer complications.
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Congress begins figuring out how to implement the 9- 11 commission's findings with the first of many hearings today on Capitol Hill.
Susan Roberts has the latest.
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With a son fighting in Iraq, a Botetourt County couple is working on an operation of their own.
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Allen and Susan Beckner have started Operation Military Parents. The goal is to make sure U-S troops feel appreciated and parents don't have to miss their sons and daughters alone. The Army has provided the couple with a list of soldiers with special needs and the Beckners are working tirelessly to make sure those needs are met.
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((SUSAN BECKNER: YOU'VE GOT TO DO THAT TO KEEP THEIR MORALE UP BECAUSE IF NOT THEY GET DEPRESSED AND THINK, WELL, THE USA HAS FORGOTTEN US, BUT WE'RE NOT. US PARENTS ARE GOING TO STAND BEHIND OUR SOLDIERS. WE'VE GOT TO.))
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The couple's son, Private Dewayne Beckner joined the Army more than a year ago and is now serving in Iraq as a mechanic.
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A Montgomery County agency that helps the needy is in need of a little help of its own.
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The Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program, or MCEAP (ma-KEEP) as it's called, helps low income families with clothes, food and even bill payments. The organization recently found out the building that houses its clothing bank is going on the auction block. MCEAP (ma-KEEP) may need to move the facility for the second time in two years.
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((JULIE FLEET: THIS IS LIKE A FLOATATION DEVICE OUT THERE FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE STUFF WHEN THEY NEED IT. CLOTHES, HOUSEHOLD, IT'S NOT JUST WHAT THEY DO IN HERE, IT'S WHAT THEY DO WITH THE MONEY THEY GET FROM SELLING THE STUFF IN HERE.))
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If you'd like to help MCEAP (ma-keep) or need some assistance yourself, call 540-381-1561.
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Laser eye surgery allows people to give up their glasses.
However, the procedure is not without risks.
There are possible side effects - including glare shortly after surgery, and even vision deterioration over time.

But now there is a new kind of laser surgery that experts say is a safer way to clear vision. Doctor Sean Kenniff reports.
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((ED HICKEY SUFFERED WITH POOR VISION FOR MOST OF HIS LIFE.

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"I had an above average astigmatism in addition to being near sighted."
HE WAS A CANDIDATE FOR LASIK EYE SURGERY BUT HE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS. THEN HE HEARD ABOUT ALLEGRETTO..... A NEW LASER THAT SOME SAY, IS THE SAFEST PATH TO PERFECT VISION.

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"At that point I made my final decision that I would go ahead and get it done."

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"The allegretto system has several advantages over tradition laser systems, first it's much faster. Three times faster in fact. Plus, since it uses ultraviolet light, there's less heating, and less damage to the cornea."
DR. CORY LESSNER, AN EYE SURGEON AT MILLENIUM LASER EYE CENTER, HAS BEEN PERFORMING CORRECTIVE SURGERY FOR TWELVE YEARS.

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"I don't remember a time when I have ever had as many people tell me, even the first morning after their procedure that they're seeing as well, or better than they have ever seen with glasses or contacts before."
HE SAYS THE SPEED OF ALLEGRETTO MEANS LESS ERRORS, AND A SMOOTHER CORNEAL CORRECTION. IT TAKES ABOUT 20 MINUTES, THERE'S ESSENTIALLY NO RECOVERY PERIOD, AND IT WORKS FOR JUST ABOUT ANYONE. IT SURE WORKED FOR ED HE HAD THE SURGERY ONE WEEK AGO.

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"Better than I can remember in quite sometime and I just had my one week post-op check up, and it was corrected to 20/15."
THAT'S BETTER THAN PERFECT. A RESULT, DR. LESSNER SAYS, THAT ISN'T UNUSUAL WITH ALLEGRETTO.

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"I'm happy in my contacts, why should I bother to have it done? Well, maybe (vo)you can see better than your contacts.
DOCTOR SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS. ))
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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll find out if Leo is going to rain on our weekend plans.
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But first, we'll tell you why one town is celebrating Evel today.... as in Evel Knievel.
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Roanoke police say they have arrested a second man involved in a shooting earlier this week. Officers say 18 year old Leonard Crowder was arrested today at his home.
He has been charged with malicious wounding in the July 27th shooting of Millard Mahala.
Crowder is being held in the Roanoke City jail.

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You don't have to be a daredevil to take part in a celebration in western Montana, but it helps.
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Evel Knieval Days kicked off yesterday in Butte, with thousands of spectators on hand.
The event lasts for three days.
One of the most anticipated performances will come from stuntman Spanky Spangler.
Tonight he plans to fall 150- feet from a bucket crane onto padding that'll be spread out on the street.
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((SPANKY SPANGLER/STUNTMAN:IT FEELS REALLY GREAT, WE GOT A LOT OF GOOD STUNT PEOPLE HERE. IT STARTED OFF WITH ME DOING ONE STUNT. WE'RE DOING JUST ONE BIG STUNT TO SALUTE EVEL KNIEVEL HERE IN BUTTE, MT. ))
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And if you want to learn more about the legendary stunt rider, the new film, "Evel Knieval" debuts on T-N-T tonight at eight.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN eight points. The NASDAQ has gained seven.

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Coming up after the break, the Nextel cup drivers start qualifying in Pocono.
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And the highest paid rookie ever starts training camp with the Giants.
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Most of the ACC football players in attendance at last weekend's conference media kickoff are back at school, preparing for the upcoming season. But they took a break from reality in Greensboro to live the life of luxury for a few days.
Steve Mason has more.
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The NFL's top overall draft pick will be in training camp when the Giants open two a days in Albany today.
Eli Manning came to terms with the team yesterday.
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And what terms they are--a 6 year contract worth 54 million dollars.
Manning got a 20 million dollar signing bonus, the largest amount of guaranteed money ever for a rookie.
The deal also includes 9 million dollars in incentives.
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Botetourt Country Club was the day- one host for the Roanoke Valley Junior-Senior Hall of Fame.
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Fifty-five seniors, 15 super seniors, and 44 juniors came out to compete for both individual and team titles.


The 36 hole tournament wraps up today at Water's Edge. The golfers place just as much emphasis on the team competition as they do the individual.
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Roanoke's Ned Baber fired the low score of 68 in the senior division, while Blue Hills' J.D. Sisson and Roanoke's Bill Shrader lead the Super Seniors with 77's.
In the Junior division, Chris Wirt, Jeffery Walters and Aaron Eckstein each posted 71's.

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