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Virginia's preparing to put the death penalty to work against a man who already escaped it once.
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A federal judge in Big Stone Gap refuses to hold Purdue Pharma responsible for OxyContin abuses.

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Tonight on News 7 sports the ACC basketball schedule is out for the upcoming season. Bath County gets the Friday Football Extra treatment tonight,
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and UVa's Ahmad Brooks is not in practice or on campus - instead he's back home in Woodbridge.
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The heat and humidity is sneaking up on us. A few pop up showers will be in the Thursday forecast as well. Details of a cooler weekend just ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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Three neighbors were killed in a driveway dispute.
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Now their murderer will pay the ultimate price for their deaths.
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
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And I'm Keith Humphry.
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A Halifax County man is scheduled to die tonight.
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James Bryant Hudson pled guilty to murdering three members of the Cole family.
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Meghan Muldoon is at the Greensville Correctional Center where the execution will take place.
Meghan how did Hudson spend this day?
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A Danville man faces a murder charge in South Carolina.
Last night, Danville police and sheriff's deputies from South Carolina arrested 32 year old Stephen Christopher Brisco.
Police say the murder charge stems from an incident in Dorchester, South Carolina two years ago.
Brisco has already waived extradition and will be returned to South Carolina to face trial.

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What started out as a class action against Purdue Pharma has been dismissed. Three years ago a group of OxyContin users in the coalfields of Virginia sued the drug manufacturer, claiming Purdue Pharma falsely marketed the risks of OxyContin. Today Federal Judge James Jones granted the company summary judgment.
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[VO SILT] At the end of his 39-page opinion, the Judge notes he's familiar with what he calls the "human misery caused by the abuse of prescription drugs, particularly OxyContin." He cites: "Lives wasted, families disrupted, communities devastated, because of misuse of these drugs," and then rhetorically asks whether the company might have oversold OxyContin for its own profit.
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The judge concluded this case did not answer that. He simply said the evidence does not show OxyContin or Purdue Pharma caused the plaintiffs injury.

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Vice presidential hopeful John Edwards will make a campaign stop in Roanoke Saturday.
Many political observers believe the Commonwealth is now a swing state in the presidential election.
There are plenty of Kerry-Edwards supporters who are working to put the Old Dominion in play this year.. including a group in Lynchburg.
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Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom tonight with more on a "Queer for Kerry" house party that's in the works.
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on September 4th, members of Lynchburg's gay-lesbian-bisexual and transgender community will gather for an informal rally for the Kerry-Edwards ticket.
Their politics may not be unusual, but their choice of locations is.
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(( The gathering will take place at the home of Corey Hidlebaugh, who hopes to get like-minded Democrats more involved in the political process.
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((COREY HIDLEBAUGH/GAY POLITICAL ACTIVIST: I'D LIKE TO HAVE AN EVENT THAT'S SPECIFICALLY GEARED TOWARDS THE GLBT COMMUNITY JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE DON'T FEEL LEFT OUT. THAT THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY EVEN IN LYNCHBURG THAT SOMETIME SEEMS LESS THAN WARM AND ACCEPTING TO GLBT PEOPLE TO SHOW THEM THAT THEY DO HAVE A VOICE IN THIS COMMUNITY.))
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The atmosphere in Lynchburg has not always been so friendly.
In the past few years, gay activists have engaged in a vocal and visible war of words with the Reverend Jerry Falwell and anti-gay protestors.
But Hidlebaugh says central Virginia has made great strides when it comes to accepting homosexuals.. and that gays and lesbians are concerned about the same issues as everyone else.
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((HIDLEBAUGH: WE WANT AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE, WE WANT GOOD-PAYING JOBS, WE WANT LOW TUITION, WE WANT A SECURE HOMELAND AND JOHN KERRY AND JOHN EDWARDS HAVE PLANS THAT ARE GOING TO SEE THOSE GOALS MET.))
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Hidlebaugh says he has about twenty commitments from people to come to his party and he expects that list to grow.

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You can learn more about it by visiting the John Kerry campaign website.

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Students are once again hitting the books.
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Still ahead on News 7, school busses are rolling...
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while at local colleges and universities it's more like a flood as students return to campus.
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Students are helping to pick up the pace again in Blacksburg and Radford.
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It's move-in week at both Virginia Tech and Radford University.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa is on South Main Street in Blacksburg tonight. Rachel, I gather folks in the N-R-V should expect some heavy traffic this weekend? That's right.
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V-DOT has actually put out an advisory, warning people that Interstate 81 and the 460 bypass could be congested this weekend. More than 20-thousand students and visitors will be passing through or moving-in this week. It's already started here in Blacksburg. The freshmen began arriving, first thing this morning.
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((If this is any indication????
QUICK NAT: SET DOWN BAG QUICK NAT: WHEEL CART QUICK NAT: POLICE WHISTLE
It's going to be a long weekend in Blacksburg.

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The town's newest residents are finally here.... along with their moms, dads brothers, sisters. and stuff.
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And of course... dad to do all the heavy lifting.

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((TERRY DRISKILL: THE ELEVATORS, ONE OF THEM BROKE DOWN, THERE'S A LINE OUT TO THE COKE MACHINES. AND IT'S JUST A LOT OF FUN.... YEAH, THIS IS ALMOST AS MUCH FUN AS JOINING THE ARMY. )) [RUNS:09]
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And the lines aren't just long on campus. It's already spreading into the town.

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Restaurants especially are noticing a difference. This pita shops seen business pick up 80-percent. NATS- card sliding

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It's going to be busy, where ever you go this weekend, so tech officials say remember one thing.

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((EDWARD SPENCER: EXPECT SOME HEAVY TRAFFIC , EXPECT SOME DELAYS, STAY OFF OF WASHINGTON STREET, BE PATIENT, )) [RUNS:06]
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Some of the best advice we heard today.
The move-in will continue all week at Tech. Radford students start returning on Friday.
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Classes at BOTH schools begin on Monday.

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While they may not be moving in, students in Botetourt County are settling in -after their first day of classes.
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Students returned to the classroom today after summer break. Here at Cloverdale Elementary the students were given their new schedules and everyone seemed to be getting into the groove-- both teachers and students alike.
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((JACKIE MOSLEY, 36TH YEAR TEACHER: THE FIRST DAY IS THE HARDEST DAY BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO GET THEM READY TO DO ALL THESE THINGS THEY HAVEN'T DONE BEFORE AND THEY WANT TO DO EVERYTHING TODAY. YOU HAVE TO LET THEM KNOW WE HAVE TO SAVE SOME OF THESE THINGS FOR TOMORROW AND THE NEXT DAY, SO I CAN KEEP THEM COMING BACK (LAUGH).... AND KEEP THEIR INTERESTS UP.))
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This year teachers and students will deal with some changes. The school day starts 10-minutes earlier to help buses get where they need to go. Lunches are a little bit more expensive and the days of the final exam are finished. Officials say that's to give teachers more time for instruction.
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And it looks like hard work last year paid off. Preliminary results from the Standards of Learning tests back. According to school officials, it looks like all of Botetourt County's 11-schools will be fully-accredited. The school system is expecting "official" results in October.






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Stocks took off in the last half-hour of trading today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 110 points for the day.
NASDAQ rose 36.
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Business opportunities are growing in Rocky Mount.
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Last night, the town voted to purchase nearly 60-acres of land to expand its half of the Rocky Mount-Franklin County Industrial Park. The town says the purchase was necessary to attract new businesses, considering it only had about 19-acres of land left in the park. Officials say the property includes 16-hundred feet of rail access, and one of the first things they plan to do is build a trans-loading dock for local farmers and businesses who receive products by rail.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - UVa's Ahmad Brooks is not with the team this week. The ACC basketball schedule has been released,
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And tonight we're in Hot Springs where Bath County begins a new era without Jacob Phillips.
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UVa's football team is facing its first big preseason road block tonight. All-America candidate Ahmad Brooks hasn't practiced all week and
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in fact, he's not even on campus, but instead back home with his family in Woodbridge. During his conference call this afternoon, UVa coach Al Groh said the following - "There are some personal issues that Ahmad is dealing with. I have been in contact with the family and we are in complete compliance about the situation."
Groh would not say when Brooks would be back with the team, or if he would be available for the first game. Today's Washington Post says that Groh and Brooks got into an argument on Monday. Ever since the start of practice last week, Brooks hasn't been wearing the orange jersey that signifies a starter. Instead his place in the starting lineup has been taken by senior Rich Bedeson.
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Ahmad's dad, Perry Brooks, a former Redskin, said the family will let the media know in time if his son plans to return to UVa.

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The BCA Classic is now just 10 days away, and now it's number Southern Cal that has some off the field distractions to deal with during preparations for the game. Starting tailback Herschel Dennis is at the center of an alleged sexual assault at an off-campus apartment that may have involved more than 10 USC players. No charges have been filed at this time.

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The ACC released its basketball schedule for the upcoming season - and ACC schools will be on TV a record setting 261 times. Your Hometown Station will be the home for ACC hoops this winter through a contract agreement reached with Raycom and Jefferson Pilot.
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Eventually, WDBJ will be able to give viewers the chance to see more than one game at a time during hoop season.
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The first game on WDBJ will be on December 28th - when Liberty takes on Maryland.

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Hot Springs is our hot topic as our Friday Football Extra preseason reports roll on today. Bath County must replace one of the state's best quarterbacks this season.
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Jacob Phillips is now testing the waters at William and Mary after leading Bath County to a 49 and 5 record as a starter.
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John Phillips, who has already committed to UVa, has grown to six foot six and has put on 30 pounds and now weighs 245. The senior, who has recovered from last seasons knee injury, will be heavily counted on in the Chargers new offense.
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The 3rd annual Roy Stanley Memorial golf event is coming up this Sunday at Hanging Rock.
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There are still some spots available in both the morning at afternoon starts at the event. The cost is $325 per foursome, and remember all proceeds benefit the scholarship foundation in Roy's name. The tournament sold out each of the first two years. Again, it's this coming Sunday - August 22nd. For more information you can call us at WDBJ-7 or Hanging Rock. (------------)