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Coming up on News 7-
Roanoke and Lynchburg already do it, Now another local community takes aim at deer.
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This intersection now has a stop light- after many accidents there.
Plus why some want the circus banned in one city.
And which SUV got the worst rollover rating in new testing.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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The next time you head to Smith Mountain Lake, you will most likely have to first make a stop.
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((LIONEL TOMS: IT'S THE WORST DANGEROUS DEATH TRAP INTERSECTION IN BEDFORD COUNTY.))
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[Dangerous-Intersection]


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When you head to the Lake, there's a good chance you use a busy intersection in Moneta.
If so, you'll want to know about a new traffic pattern. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
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Justin McLeod is on the traffic beat tonight and joins us now with more. So Justin what prompted this?
Jean, it was a number of accidents and one local man's crusade.
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Lionel Toms lost a loved one at this intersection nearly two years ago.
Since then, he's been fighting to get a traffic light installed and today it became a reality.
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The light is located at the intersection of Routes 122 and 24.
It's been a problem area because some motorists have failed to stop while traveling east on 24 from Vinton.
As a result, there have been four deadly accidents at this intersection in the last several years including the one that took the life of John William Toms.
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((LIONEL TOMS/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT: LOST MY SON OUT THERE SEPTEMBER THE 10TH 2002 SO I DECIDED WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS, COULDN'T SIT BACK. I WANTED TO GO ON AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT AND TRY TO GET IT CORRECTED FOR EVERYBODY CONCERNED.))
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So Toms petitioned V-Dot for a light and this afternoon he was on hand as workers flipped the switched.
The state has put up signs warning motorists of the change and after the first of the year crews will be back to begin realigning the intersection.
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Down the road, there are plans to widen the intersection and put in turning lanes as well as fix a dip in the road on Route 122.
But that will take another one and half million dollars and the money will most likely have to come from the federal government.
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So Jean, it is unclear when phase two and three will begin but Lionel Toms says he's not giving up.

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A man already being held for a shooting in Martinsville now faces a murder charge.
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Today police charged Aaron Jerome Cooper, of Reidsville, North Carolina, with first degree murder and firearms violations in Saturday's shooting of 21 year old Sidney Deon Thomas.
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Cooper has been held in the Martinsville City Jail without bond since his arrest Saturday. He was initially charged with D-U-I, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident after striking a vehicle near the scene of the shooting on Pinehall Road. Police say further charges are pending.
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[L'Burg-Assault]


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An altercation in Lynchburg has now left one man dead, and has another questioning his fate. 18-year old Quincy Rashad Gray was originally charged with aggravated malicious wounding after sending a man to the hospital with head injuries on August 1. 23- year old Michael Steven Rose of Gladstone died 6 days later. Police are awaiting autopsy results and consulting with the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office about upgrading the charge against Gray.

[Salem-Deer]


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Salem is the latest area community to take aim at deer.
Today, city manager Forest Jones announced a deer reduction program.
Animal Control officer will shoot deer on city owned property, mainly in Mowles Spring Park.
The meat will be donated to Hunters for the Hungry.
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Several other cities in Central and Western Virginia already have deer management programs underway.
Officials say such programs are necessary because of rising numbers of accidents involving deer and damage to gardens.
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[Diabetes-Discovery]


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It's being called a major breakthrough in diabetes care called Islet Cell Transplantation.
Now three years after the procedure was performed, one patient is off insulin and appears cured of the disease.
Dr. Sean Keniff has more.
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(( FOR 13 YEARS, 34 YEAR OLD RACHEL HARRIS BATTLED TYPE 1 DIABETES. RACHEL HARRIS: It was a life filled with chronic worry. I actually worried about my future, and the repercussions of diabetes that were sure to follow. AFTER YEARS OF INSULIN SHOTS, FINGERSTICKS, AND AN INSULIN PUMP, HER DIABETES STILL WASN'T UNDER CONTROL. ACCORDING TO DIABETES RESEARCHER DR. RODOLFO ALEJANDRO THAT COULD HAVE HAD DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES. DR. ALEJANDRO "They can go blind, the can lose their kidneys, they can lose their legs, so it's really a very serious
problem." SOT DR. SEAN KENIFF/CBS NEWS: But 3 years ago, Rachel had an Islet Cell Transplant. It's a procedure pionee

red here at the Diabetes Research Institute in Miami. She no longer takes insulin, and her diabetes is nowhere in sight." DURING THE PROCEDURE, INSULIN PRODUCING CELLS OF THE PANCREAS --CALLED ISLET CELLS ARE HARVESTED FROM AN ORGAN DONOR. THEY'RE ISOLATED, AND THEN INJECTED INTO TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT'S LIVER, WHERE THEY FUNCTION LIKE A NEW PANCREAS. BUT THERE ARE SOME LIMITATIONS. DR. ALEJANDRO SAYS, ORGAN DONORS ARE RARE, AND USABLE ISLET CELLS ARE SCARCE. BUT THEY ARE NOW LOOKING INTO OTHER ISLET CELL SOURCES LIKE STEM CELLS. DR. ALEJANDRO: We are looking at all avenues to make sure we can come up with a source of islets. RACHEL, WHO'S BEEN OFF INSULIN FOR LONG ENOUGH TO BREAK THE U.S. RECORD, SAYS THE PROCEDURE NOT ONLY CHANGED HER LIFE,
BUT PROBABLY SAVED IT. SOT RACHEL "It gave me a future back. It gave me my health back. It's like hitting the lotter

y."))

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The economic future for Henry County is beginning to look a little brighter.
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Today Governor Mark Warner announced that StarTek, Incorporated will open a new technical support and customer care center in Collinsville, creating 500-new jobs over the next two and a half years. Warner hopes the project is the start of a new trend to attract smaller businesses to the area.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER; WE'RE GOING TO NEED A MIX. I HOPE IN THE FUTURE WE WON'T HAVE ANY COMMUNITY SOLELY DEPENDENT ON A SINGLE INDUSTRY OR A SINGLE COMPANY FOR THEIR JOB SOURCE.))
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StarTek is not new to Virginia. In March, the Colorado-based company opened a call center in Lynchburg, creating more than 500-jobs there. Anyone interested in the new jobs can contact the Virginia Employment Commission.
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Could the next terrorist weapons be limos and helicopters?
New intelligence when we return.
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Plus the government changes the standards for SUV rollover testing and the result is not good for many auto makers and drivers.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Avs hope the Keys can unlock the secret to their second half slide. Mora again gives the Os more as they win their 7th straight. The preseason ACC favorites open practice. The Bulldogs get ready for a big season in the Piedmont. And we'll visit with Tech freshman Sean Glennon tonight on the Big 7.))
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The FBI says AL Qaida might try to steal a limosine for use in a terror attack.
The agency also says the terror group may use a hijacked helicopter packed with explosives.
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Time magazine reports that a July 24th raid in Pakistan uncovered computer information detailing a plot to attack New York City.
The scenario: using tourism helicopters, limousines or speed boats to commit terrorist acts.
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((TIM BURGER/TIME MAGAZINE; THEY DID EXTENSIVE CASING OF HELIPORTS MAYBE TO SEE WHAT WAS VULNERABLE TO WHATEVER KIND ATTACKS OR HIJACKING A HELICOPTER POSSIBLY AND THEY ALSO SCRUTINIZED THE COCKPITS OF HELICOPTERS. ))
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While the department of homeland security says there's no evidence that Al Qaeda "is" currently planning to use tourist helicopters to attack sites around New York City.
Law enforcement officials say credible and specific intelligence shows Al Qaeda "explored" the possibility of using helicopters packed with explosives.
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Meanwhile word tonight that one year after 9-11, the government obtained video surveillance suggesting terrorists might strike in Las Vegas. But officials decided against alerting the public.

[Hacking]


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Murder charges have now been filed against Mark Hacking in the death of his wife.
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The 28 year old allegedly told relatives that he'd shot his 27 year old pregnant wife Lori in the head.
Then he allegedly wrapped her body in garbage bags and dumped her in a trash bin at about two that morning.
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((DAVID YOCOM/SALT LAKE CITY D.A.: THE DEFENDANT STATED THAT IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF JULY 19, HE WALKED INTO THE BEDROOM WHERE HIS WIFE SLEPT AND SHOT HER IN THE HEAD WITH A 22 CALIBER RIFLE.))
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Prosecutors also shed new light on that night saying Lori confronted her husband after discovering he lied about graduating from college and about a recent admission to medical school.
Officials say they're confident they can prove first degree murder even without a body.
The charge carries a penalty of five years to life in prison.
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[White-Hardwick]


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A controversial Roanoke landlord and the woman he accuses of harassing him brought competing complaints to General District Court today.
Both left the courtroom with convictions.
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Bill White is the landlord who operates the extreme website Overthrow- dot- com.
Erica Hardwick Hoesch (HOEshhh) is a former neo-nazi who passed out fliers with White's picture and the headline, "Meet Your Local Racist."
At issue was an incident July 6th, when White confronted Hardwick-Hoesch (HOE-sh) as she passed out fliers on Chapman Avenue.
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((BILL WHITE: WHEN I REACH THE TOP OF THE STAIRS, MISS HARDWICK SAYS "HI BILL," AND THEN SHE TAKES A SWING AT ME WITH HER RIGHT FIST AND A SWING AT ME WITH HER LEFT FIST.)) ((ERICA HARDWICK-HOESCH: HE WAS COMING UP THOSE STEPS SCREAMING ERICA WHAT ARE YOU DOING. ERICA WHERE ARE YOU GOING, OR SOMETHING TO THAT EFFECT. WHEN HE GOT TO THE TOP OF THE STEPS HE GRABBED A FLIER OUT OF MY HAND, TOOK ONE LOOK AT IT AND PUNCHED ME IN THE HEAD.))
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Judge Jackie Talevi (tuh-LEV-ee) convicted White of Assault and Battery. She also fined him for contempt of court after he used profanity in the courtroom.
Talevi (tuh-LEV-ee) found Hardwick-Hoesch guilty of trespassing on one of White's properties the day after their confrontation.
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White is appealing his conviction to circuit court, and Hardwick-Hoesch says she is considering an appeal as well.
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More trouble in the tropics.
Still ahead on News 7, the latest on two developing storms.
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And the circus often draws a crowd. Still ahead, why it may bring crowds to the polls in one state.
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[SUV-Rollovers]


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Just how do SUV's fare in rollover testing? The government says some do not score well at all.
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The government's updated safety ratings are out and they put Ford's 2004 Explorer at the BOTTOM of the class.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the Sport Trac "Four by Two" and its twin, the Mercury Mountaineer are the worst on the road with nearly a 35 percent chance of rolling over in a single car crash.
Ford's smaller SUV, the Escape 4 by 2 had nearly a 24 percent chance of turning over in an accident and the Chevy Tahoe 4 by 4 could flip 26 percent of the time.
The government hopes the results send a message to the car companies.
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((DR. JEFFERY W. RUNGE/NAT'L HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION: IF NO ONE BUYS THE VEHICLES THAT ARE PRONE TO ROLL OVER, THAN THE MANUFACTURERS WILL STOP MAKING THEM.))
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A Ford spokeswoman responded to the testing saying we don't believe it's a good indicator of how a vehicle performs in the real world.
The top of the class_ the Chrysler Pacifica four by four was viewed as the safest SUV with only a 13 percent chance of rolling over.
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[Tobacco-Auction]


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They do things much differently these days, but the tradition of the tobacco auction continues in Southside.
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Growers brought their crop to Motley's Warehouse in Danville today for the start of the auction season.
After two years of weather that was too dry or too wet, farmers say Mother Nature has been good to them this summer.
Some things have changed however.. the familiar auctioneer's chant has been replaced with hand-held computerized devices that chart the price.
And many farmers are avoiding the auction altogether, opting instead to contract their crop directly with the cigarette companies.
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The Avs look to regain some early form tonight, Martinsville's in the Friday Football Extra spotlight. Tech's Sean Glennon hopes to be there one day, and FSU opens practice in Tallahassee.
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And speaking of the sunshine state - training camp is tough for all NFL players, but the Tampa Bay Bucs are taking a beating these days in Central Florida where the heat and humidity the past few days has been unbearable.
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The Salem Avalanche continued its four game series with the Frererick Keys tonight at Salem Memorial. Salem into the game in last place in the south and seven games under 500.
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Smokey Bear who has been fighting forest fires since 1944 in the longest public service campaign in history celebrated his 60th birthday tonight at Salem Memorial. The bats were anything but on fire tonight. We're scoreless until the fourth when Cory Keeler lined on right between first and second to plate Brandon Florence to make it one to nothing Keys. The Avs would come back and tie the game in the bottom of the frame as Pat Peavey hits this solo homer over the left field wall. The solo shot makes it a one-all game. In the fifth, the Keys loaded the bases and Salem would get Gere
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Alzarez to hit into a double play, but the go ahead run scores and the Keys go on to beat Salem 6 to 3.
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The preseason pick to win the ACC - the Florida State Seminoles - began practice today in Tallahasse.
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The Seminoles opened practice with a 20-period workout in shorts this afternoon. The team motto for the 2004 season is "It's Time" which is written on the players' undershirts. Senior wide receiver Craphonso Thorpe, a Biletnikoff semifinalist last year, returned to practice for the first time since breaking his leg against NC State in 2003.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies began two-a-day workouts today. This weekend the team will hold its first scrimmage, and soon after that the coaches would like to settle on Bryan Randall's backup. One of the candidates is confident he can be the man.
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(( Before he even committed to play for the Hokies - Sean Glennon knew he could lead the Tech offense. On this visit to campus last August 7th before the start of his senior year in high school, he was chomping at the bit to throw during practice. ((KEVIN ROGERS:)) Some of those intangibles include an a sharp mind, the ability to apply learned information immediately, and most importantly - the desire and hunger to learn. ((SEAN GLENNON:)) ((KEVIN ROGERS:)) ((BRYAN RANDALL:)) As you've no doubt noticed by now - Glennon is confident enough in his abilities that he has chosen the almost sacred number 7 to be his jersey number for his freshman season and beyond.)) ((SEAN GLENNON:))

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The Friday Football Extra road show is in Martinsville tonight where Taylor Edwards is set to begin his 23rd season.
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The Bulldogs return 8 starters on offense and 6 more on defense from last season's 6 and 4 team.
Edwards hopes he can find some depth before the season begins, especially in the trenches.
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Edwards and the Dogs have 6 home games, but face a brutal non district schedule which includes Heritage, Rustburg, Franklin County, and Giles.
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The NFL preseason opened tonight with the Redskins taking on the Broncos in the annual Hall of fame game.
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The game would feature hall of fame coach Coach Gibbs coaching his first NFL game since 1992. This year's class of inductees including John Elway was paraded onto the field. Skins rookie Sean Taylor certainly made his mark in what was an otherwise lackluster game.
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The former Miami star had two interceptions and returned one of them for the touchdown as the Skins win 20 to 17.
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[Circus-Ban]


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Will the circus be coming to town in Denver? That's what voters will decide Tuesday.
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Initiative 100 would ban exotic animal acts. That means the Ringing Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus would be banned. Supporters and opponents of Initiative 100 lined the street today in front of the state capitol building in Denver. Circus supporters say it brings a lot of money into the city and suggest banning animal abuse, not the circus.
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((KATHERYN WORKS/INITIATIVE 100 OPPONENT; WELL, IT'S IMPORTANT BECAUSE THE CIRCUS IS A LONG-STANDING DENVER TRADITION. A HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND PEOPLE EVERY YEAR COME TO THE CIRCUS EVERY YEAR. THEY ENJOY IT AND WE WANT TO HELP MAINTAIN THAT ENTERTAINMENT CHOICE FOR THEM.))
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Circus opponents, however, say the animals are caged and chained and that's no way for them to live.
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