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Coming up on NEWS 7:
What it'll take if you want to see John Edwards in Roanoke Saturday.
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[VO-NAT]
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And why the state's stuck, treating this primary road like a second-class citizen.
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[Sports-head]


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Tonight in sports, Steve Mason checks in from Charlottesville where linebacker Ahmad Brooks showed up at media day,
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and Jacksonville's Alltell Stadium has been awarded the first two ACC football championship games.
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Finishing up the week on a hot note. But not for long. Full forecast details and a look back at a storm 35 years ago.
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News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
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Roanoke Valley Democrats gear up for a visit from their Vice-Presidential candidate.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

They are drawing encouragement that the Kerry-Edwards ticket could be competitive in Virginia.
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
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And I'm Keith Humphry.
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John Edwards' speech will be open to the public, but space is limited and tickets will be required.
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Joe Dashiell is outside the democratic party office in Roanoke County with more details on Edwards' visit.
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[Burrow]


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A pair of pending Supreme Court cases could have an impact on Richard Burrow's second trial. The former D-Day Memorial Director pled "NOT guilty" again today to the fraud charges first filed against him in June, 2002. Now, there are two cases challenging federal sentencing guidelines on the docket in Washington this Fall. Burrow's lawyers point out that the U-S Supreme Court will hear oral arguments while Burrow's trial is still underway in Charlottesville. Attorney John Lichtenstein says the Supreme Court's ultimate decision could invalidate the Burrow verdict, requiring a THIRD trial.

[Knox]


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The case against Doctor Cecil Knox has taken a similar turn. He and his office manager are set to be tried again in November. Yesterday a grand jury returned a seventh indictment against them. Prosecutor Pat Hogeboom says there are no new charges. The indictment added sentencing factors, he says, designed to address the issues pending before the Supreme Court.

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Nearly 30 a day. That's how many complaints V-Dot says it's getting over a decision to use tar and gravel to repair a major road in Franklin County. The agency says it was stuck between a rock and a hard place. Myranda Stephens explains.
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[RUNS11] ((RIGHT NOW WE HOPE WE'VE GOT 225-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO SPEND ON THIS KIND OF REPAIR, WE DEFINITELY DON'T HAVE THE MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF PAVEMENT. REPORTER: SO IT IS ABOUT THE MONEY? REYNOLDS: IT'S A MONEY ISSUE, YEAH.)) [NATS OF HOT TAR @5029] [RUNS03] Reynolds says even though his office received an additional 10-thousand dollars in maintenance funds this year, when you consider inflation and higher oil prices -- that's nothing.
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[RUNS09] ((SO BASICALLY WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS PRESERVE AND MAINTAIN AND KEEP THE INTEGRITY OF THE PAVEMENT WE GOT, UNTIL SUCH TIME WHEN WE CAN DO SOMETHING ELSE.)) [50:51 NATS OF BEEPING GRAVEL BEING LAID] [RUNS04] Reynolds says the work should be completed in about two weeks. That's when facing this rough road should reach the end of the road. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Franklin County.))

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One police department wants to celebrate its bicentennial in a monumental way.
We'll show you when News 7 returns.
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Plus a landmark building in Lynchburg is getting a new owner and a new look.
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One of Lynchburg's downtown landmarks is under new ownership,
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And it will soon undergo a facelift.
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The 100-year-old Krise building at the corner of Ninth and Main Streets has been sold to a group of investors headed by Norris Blanks.
He and his partners want to renovate the seven-story building and create new office space and loft apartments.
He says they want to be a part of the revitalization along the Ninth Street corridor.
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((NORRIS BLANKS/BUILDING OWNER: DOWNTOWN HAS BEEN AMAZING. I'VE BEEN HERE FOR A BIT OVER A YEAR, BUT I THINK CREDIT MUST BE GIVEN TO THE PEOPLE WHO OVER THE PAST TEN YEARS HAVE REALLY PUT THE WORK IN AND WE'RE JUST SEEING IT MATERIALIZE NOW.))
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One of the Krise building tenants is Bowen's Jewelers which plans to expand its operations.
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The sale price of the building has not been disclosed.
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[Biker-Death]


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A Natural Bridge man who had organized several large motorcycle events for his sick child died this past weekend in a motorcycle accident. 42 year old Rick Dorsey was killed in the wreck on Route 501 in Rockbridge County Saturday night.
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Dorsey moved to Natural Bridge a little more than a year ago. A short time later his 7 year old son, Dylan, developed flu-like symptoms that progressed to a two-month coma. When the child returned home at the end of February, he was escorted by about 500 bikers. Rick Dorsey's funeral in being held in Texas, but a local memorial service is planned.
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[Roanoke-Vandalism]


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Roanoke police say they've cracked the case of vandals that struck several city neighborhoods.
Officers say two adults and three juveniles have been charged with a series of property damage incidents dating back to late July.
Their names are not being released, but city police say they're not connected to the group of suspects in similar incidents in Roanoke County.

[Tech-Cadets]


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Virginia Tech's Corps of Cadets continues to grow.
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272 men and women make up this year's freshman class of cadets. Some of the troops are getting their first look at military life. Earlier this week they got their heads shaved and learned how to march. Today they hit the obstacle course.
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In the last 10 years Tech's Corps has doubled in size from around 400 to 800 cadets.
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[Stocks]


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A four-day winning streak came to a halt on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW lost 42 points.
NASDAQ fell eleven and a half.
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[L'burg-Police]


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Lynchburg's police department is gearing up to celebrate its bicentennial and they want citizens to be a part of it.
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The L-P-D is trying to raise 45-thousand dollars to erect a monument in front of the police headquarters on Court Street.
The five-foot tall granite memorial would look like one of the city's first police badges.
The department was formed in 1805.
Citizens can buy personalized bricks that will form a walkway to the monument.
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[Bluegrass-Awards]


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A local radio announcer and music authority will enter the Bluegrass Hall of Honor later this year.
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Bill Vernon was 59 years old when he passed away in 1996.
He was a radio host for several Virginia stations, but his reputation as an expert on bluegrass extended far beyond the state line.
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Today, the International Bluegrass Music Association released the nominations for its annual awards.
Among the nominees with local ties is the Lexington based band Nothin' Fancy, which is competing for Emerging Artist of the Year.
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Roanoke Banjo picker and bluegrass publisher John Lawless is featured in a recording that's nominated for Instrumental Album of the Year.

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Some little-leaguers in Botetourt County are one-step closer to taking the field.
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The Botetourt County Sports Complex is on its way after officials received money toward the center. Botetourt was one of five communities in the Commonwealth to receive a grant from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. The 200-thousand dollars will help turn these empty acres in Daleville into a four-field complex similar to Salem's Moyer Complex.
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((NED MCELWAINE/DEP. BOTETOURT CO. ADMINISTRATOR: IT PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR RESIDENTS TO BE OUT AND ENJOY THE FRESH AIR AND ENJOY THE SPORTS ACTIVITIES THAT'S SO MUCH AVAILABLE AND PART OF BOTETOURT COUNTY'S LIFE.))
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McElwaine (Mac-El-wayne) says the initial construction will start at the end of the year and should be complete by next fall- weather permitting.
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Coming up, the ACC makes a call on its first championship game, and Steve Mason spent the day with some folks who hope to be there, including Cavalier linebacker Ahmad Brooks,
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UVA football fans flooded Scott Stadium for football media day.
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Steve Mason joins us from just above David A. Harrison Field where the atmosphere was hot, as was the topic of the Cavs top defensive player.
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[S-Jax]


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The inaugural ACC championship game in 2005 is headed to Florida's ALLTEL stadium in Jacksonville.
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This afternoon the conference announced that Jacksonville would serve as host city for the ACC football title game in 2005 and 2006, with a two-year option for 2007 and 2008. The unanimous decision was made by the league's 11 Faculty Representatives following a recommendation from the league's Athletics Directors.
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When summer practice began in Blacksburg, Cedric Humes was supposed to step right in and fulfill his dream of being Tech's starting tailback.
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But the leg he broke in the spring has been slow to heal, leaving him somewhat tentative with a slight limp. His delayed healing has opened the door for fellow junior Justin Hamilton to return to the position that earned him all-American honors in high school.
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Humes is expected to take part in Saturday's final scrimmage.
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Tech's BCA opponent got some bad news today. USC running back Hershel Dennis has been suspended indefinitely following a party on Sunday night that has become the subject of a sexual assault investigation.
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As Florida cleans up from devastating Hurricane Charley, many in Western Virginia are remembering another devastating hurricane-- Camille.
The storm had already slammed the Gulf Coast with 200 mile an hour winds.
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35 years ago tonight, the remnants of Camille stalled out over Western Virginia.
The storm dumped 30 inches of rain on Nelson County in a matter of hours.
The resulting floods claimed 256 lives in Virginia, nearly half of them in Nelson County.
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Virginia will be sending a holiday present to the nation's capital this year.
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A 70 foot red spruce from Highland County has been picked to adorn the front lawn of the United States Capitol building. Authorities won't say exactly where the tree is located until it is cut down, but will say it comes from the George Washington National Forest. The tree will be harvested in early November, and will then visit 34 communities across Virginia. Once in D-C it will be decorated with ornaments made by Virginia's schoolchildren. (------------)