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West Nile hits Southwest Virginia.
We'll hear how the victim's doing.
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And, a Virginia nudist camp skirts the issue while a judge tosses it out altogether.
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[Sports-Head]


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Tonight on News 7 sports - Glenvar gets the Friday Football Extra treatment tonight - Steve Mason tells us why hockey may not be dead in the valley - afterall,
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and the Skins lose the anchor of their offensive line, Jon Jansen, for the season.
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[WX-Head]
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Our long range forecasts may be foiled by tropical systems but in the short term, think warm with isolated showers.


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[ANCHOR=Shannon 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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((WE KNOW WE HAVE MOSQUITOS THAT CARRY WEST NILE VIRUS AND THAT PEOPLE THAT GET BITTEN HAVE THE POTENTIAL OF BECOMING ILL. PREVENTION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING.))
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[OUT Q=prevention is the most important thing.]
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The first human case of West Nile Virus to hit Virginia this year, appears in the Roanoke Valley.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Keith is off tonight.


[West-Nile]


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Samples have been sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to confirm that the disease is actually West Nile Virus.
But local health officials say a resident of the Roanoke Valley was hospitalized with a probable case last month and is still recovering. [***WEST NILE VIRUS IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & JoeD /BAM;]


Joe Dashiell is here tonight, with more on today's announcement.
Shannon, health officials are releasing limited information about the case,
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[SUPER=@joe1;]

but say the patient is between the ages of 40 and 50, and is now improving.
They say the case confirms what they already knew... that West Nile Virus is found in western Virginia.
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((CINDY CHAOS: IN YEARS PAST WE HAVE HAD HUMAN CASES HERE SO IT REINFORCES THE FACT THAT WE KNOW THAT IT IS HERE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND THAT IT IS IN OUR MOSQUITO POPULATION. ))
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last year there were 26 human cases of west nile virus and one death reported in Virginia.
Health officials say that most people who are bitten by an infected mosquito do not get sick, and most who do get sick suffer a mild flu like illness.
But epidemiologist Cindy Chaos says the new case reinforces the need for people in the Roanoke Valley to reduce their exposure to mosquitos, and take steps to control the mosquito population.
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((CINDY CHAOS: OUR CITIZENS IN THE COMMUNITY PLAY THE MOST IMPORTANT ROLE THAT WE HAVE AS FAR AS ELIMINATING MOSQUITOS BECAUSE MOST OF THE ONES THAT WE HAVE BREED IN CONTAINERS, SO BY ELIMINATING THE STANDING WATER IN AND AROUND YOUR HOUSE, THAT'S ONE OF THE BEST THINGS THAT WE CAN DO. ))
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It was August 11th of last year, when local health officials announced their first case of the year... and we ended up with a couple of cases in our area.
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Health officials are encouraging prevention Shannon, and say this new case confirms that that west nile virus is still a health concern for western Virginia.

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The victim of a shooting in Wythe County is now in trouble with the law. Police have charged 26-year-old Justin V-Nester with felony assault of a family member.
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Police say Nester got into a physical fight with his girlfriend, 39-year-old Shelby Annette Adams, around 7 o'clock last night at their home on Foster Falls Road. Police say after the fight, Adams went to another room, grabbed a rifle, and shot Nester once in the chest. Nester is in serious condition at Bristol Regional Hospital. Adams was treated for her injuries, and is now being held at the NRV jail on 25-thousand dollar bond.
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[Waddell]


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New details today about the death of a Wythe County woman.
Her daughter and another teenager face first degree murder charges in the case and were in court today for a prelimary hearing.
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Rachel DePompa is outside the Wythe County courthouse tonight.
Rachel what's the new information?
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(QUESTION: Was there any reaction from the family of Vaughn Thomas?)



[Gray]


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Charges against a Lynchburg man have been upgraded to murder, now that the victim from a fight last week has died.

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[TAKE GRAY APRISA FS]
18-year-old Quincy Rashad Gray has been charged with the death of 23-year-old Michael Steven Rose of Gladstone.
Police say the two men were invovled in an altercation on August First.. Rose died Saturday from head injuries he received in that fight.
Gray is being held without bond.
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[Tease#1]
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A nudist camp for kids takes its fight against new regulations to a federal court.
The outcome next on News 7 at six.
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Plus finishing touches for Floydfest. Still ahead, what's in store for this year's music festival.
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[Radford-Fire]


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Fire gutted an apartment building in Radford today.
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It started in a basement apartment around 10-a-m in the 500-block of Clement Street. Several people were evacuated from the other apartments. Firefighters say the owners of the apartment were NOT home when the fire started.
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((LEE SIMPKINS/RADFORD FIRE CHIEF; RIGHT NOW IT LOOKS LIKE IT WAS PROBABLY AN ELECTRICAL FIRE. WE LOST THREE CATS AND AN INGUANA AND WE SAVED TWO DOGS.))
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Firefighters cared for the dogs until family members arrived. Damages are estimated at more at 50-thousand dollars.
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[AEP-Donation]


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The Smith Mountain Lake Marine Fire and Rescue Squad may soon have a place to dock.
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A-E-P says it will donate six acres of waterfront property, so the squad can build its own station. Right now, squad members store their supplies at various marinas, and have no place to train. Officials say having a permanent home will improve the time it takes to respond to lake emergencies.
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((TODD BURNS/AEP SPOKESMAN: AS THE LAKE COMMUNITY CONTINUES TO GROW AND PEOPLE TO CONTINUE TO RECREATE MORE, AND THE INVESTMENT IN PROPERTY CONTINUES TO INCREASE, SO DOES THE NEED FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE EQUIPMENT.))
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A-E-P says it still needs approval from various agencies before it can make the donation, but hopes to get that done by the end of the year. The fire and rescue squad will then need to raise money on its own to actually build the docks and training facilities.
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[Nudist-camp]

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Virginia's new restriction on youth nudist camps has forced the campers out of state... for now.
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The state's new law requires parental supervision at summer nudist camps for children.
So organizers moved this year's camp to an undisclosed location in a neighboring state.
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((REBECCA GLENBERG/ACLU OF VIRGINIA: THEY WERE UNABLE TO HOLD THE CAMP THE WAY THEY WANTED TO, WHICH WAS AS A REGULAR CAMP FOR KIDS, WITHOUT PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS IN ATTENDANCE. THERE WEREN'T ENOUGH KIDS TO ATTEND THE CAMP TO MAKE IT WORTHWHILE.))
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The group wants to hold future camps in Virginia so it is challenging the new law.
But a federal judge dismissed their lawsuit today.
The patron of the new law says the judge made the right decision.
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((DELEGATE JACK REID/R-HENRICO COUNTY: I THINK ITS INAPPROPRIATE AS A FORMER MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO BE IN A SITUATION WHERE THEY'RE SPENDING ALL THEIR TIME NUDE.))
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Organizers of the nudist youth camp plan to appeal the ruling.

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The Federal Reserve's move to hike interest rates by a quarter point sent Wall Street higher. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW jumped 130 points today.
NASDAQ rose 34.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Vinton-OTB]


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A horse racing business is "betting" its Vinton betting parlor will be up and running this fall.
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The off-track betting parlor is moving full-steam ahead. The plan had originally been a "hot-button" issue after a number of residents and neighbors complained it would bring unwelcome traffic and visitors into the town. But, after voter and state approval - the project is nearing completion.
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((KEVIN BOGGESS, VINTON TOWN MANAGER: IT'LL BE A LARGE TAX PAYER, RELATIVELY SPEAKING, IN THE TOWN OF VINTON AND ALLOW US TO DO MORE OF A COMPREHENSIVE PROJECTS SOONER THAN MIGHT HAVE BEEN -ASSUMING THIS IS A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS REVENUE ON PART OF COLONIAL DOWNS.))
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Construction is expected to be completed in October. Off-track betting is expect to bring about 200-thousand dollars in revenue into the town.

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More luxury skyboxes could soon be added to Lynchburg's newly-revamped City Stadium.
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Attendance at Lynchburg Hillcats games is up more than fifty percent this year, and the team expects to hit an all-time turnstile record.
It already has eight skyboxes that are rented for every home game, and team officials say the demand is there for another four.
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((PAUL SUNWALL/HILLCATS GM: THOSE THAT LIKE SKYBOXES AND LIKE THEIR COMPANIES TO COME OUT HERE AND HAVE NICE PICNIC AREAS AND HOST LARGE EVENTS AND LARGE PICNICS HAS PROVEN ITSELF BEYOND WHAT WE THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE. SO THE NEED IS THERE AND THE DESIRE EVEN IN LITTLE OLD LYNCHBURG.))
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City council today voted to spend 38-thousand dollars on the architectural designs.
The whole project is estimated to cost about 675-thousand dollars.
A vote should come this fall.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight in sports - the Skins lose Jansen, Tech's Holt is on hold, and Steve Mason has some breaking news on the local hockey front.
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Plus, the Glenvar Highlanders get a chance to strut their stuff tonight in our Friday Football Extra preseason segment.
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[S-UHL]


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Today the United Hockey League president met with Roanoke City Manager Darlene Burcham to talk about hockey's return to the Star City. Steve Mason fills us in.
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The Redskins beat the Broncos last night, but took a beating in the process on their offensive line.
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[SUPER=03-Ashburn/Last Week; :00]

Jon Jansen - the offensive anchor - is now out for the season. The team's starting right tackle ruptured his left Achilles tendon in the first quarter of last night's Hall of Fame game against Denver. The six-year veteran has never missed a practice or an NFL start in his career. Joe Bugel must now find a solid replacement by Saturday game with the Panthers.
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It appears more and more like Sean Glennon and not Cory Holt will end up backing up Bryan Randall at quarterback this season.
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Holt, who is the most physically gifted of the three, has been struggling a bit in the first few practices, and for the past two days he's done very little due to a sore throwing shoulder.
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[S-Glenvar]


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The Glenvar football team was better than its 2 and 8 record a season ago and this season the Highlanders should prove that with practically the entire starting team back in uniform.
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18 starters return from last years team ands only two starters who were seniors are gone. Glenvar welcomes back the entire offensive and defensive lines.
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[OUT Q=.....skill players better"]
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Speaking of skill players, the Highlanders did suffer a tough loss when Dustin Pickle left to play at Salem, but the Highlanders starting quarterback Daniel Ayers and a beefed up H-Back Carter Brown are back. This group is focussed on making everyone forget about 2003.
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[OUT Q=.....prove wrong"]
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[Floyd-Festival]


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Two years after the first Floyd World Music Festival the founders say they think they have it nailed.
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The third annual FloydFest is expected to draw more than 6-thousand people to this property off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Even those of you who've been before will find something new.
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[IN Q=This year we have, obviously, the main stage...]

((KRIS HODGES/FLOYDFEST FOUNDER: THIS WE WE HAVE, OBVIOUSLY, THE MAIN STAGE. I DON'T KNOW HOW THIS GOT HERE. THAT'S THE AMAZING THING... THE DEDICATION OF ALL THESE PEOPLE. NEW THINGS POP UP ALL THE TIME.))
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Dar Williams, the Del McCoury Band, Acoustic Syndicate and Mountain Heart are just a few of the acts scheduled to perform. FloydFest starts this Friday and runs through Sunday.
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