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7Pitts-Fatal

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A Danville man was killed last night in a motorcyle accident.
Police say 46-year-old Timothy Walter Roberts was driving his bike along Route 8-63 in Pittsylvania County when he ran off the road.
He was thrown from the motorcycle and died at the scene.


7Valley-Metro


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Roanoke Mayor David Bowers says Valley Metro's Bus Service in the Roanoke Valley is in jeopardy.
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Bowers says federal cuts in funding for mass transit are making it more difficult for local governments to keep their busses on the road.
This year, the General Assembly refused to authorize a transportation district that could create a local fuels tax.
But Roanoke City Council members haven't given up on the idea, and last week the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors agreed to form a committee.
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((I THINK ROANOKE COUNTY TO THEIR CREDIT HAS JOINED WITH THE CITY OF ROANOKE IN SAYING THAT WE NEED THIS COMMITTEE TO GO OUR AND EDUCATE THE PUBLIC, EDUCATE OUR LEGISLATORS THAT WE ARE FACING A CRITICAL FUNDING SHORTAGE FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, THE CONSEQUENCES OF WHICH MAY MEAN THE ABANDONMENT OF THE BUS SYSTEM. WE CAN'T ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN.))
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Over the next several years, federal subsidies for mass transit are expected to dry up.
And Bowers says local governments intend to keep pressure on the General Assembly.

7Floyd-Administrator


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Floyd County's new administrator is hoping his fresh ideas will spur economic growth in the county.
As Denise Allen reports Roy Crawford is spending his first few months at the helm educating the business community.
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((Roy Crawford says the biggest challenge during his first three months on the job has been letting entrepreneurs know Floyd County is open for business.
He says the county has facilities available for any interested business owner.
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((ROY CRAWFORD/FLOYD CO. ADMINISTRATOR: IT'S A FARM THE COUNTY BOUGHT SEVERAL YEARS A GO AND IT'S BEEN SITTING, WAITING FOR US TO DO SOMETHING WITH IT. I'VE HAD A LITTLE INTEREST FROM A COUPLE OF COMPANIES.))
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There is also an empty shell building just waiting for a tenant.
Crawford says a new business at that site, could be in the near future.
County Supervisors chose the Virginia Tech alum from more than sixty candidates.
Crawford has spent much of his career working in local government in the Richmond area.
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((DAVID INGRAM/FLOYD CO. SUPERVISOR: THERE'S A LOT OF NEED FOR JOBS AND FOR SOME INDUSTRIAL GROWTH WE'RE HOPING MR. CRAWFORD CAN HELP US WITH ENTICING NEW INDUSTRY.))
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Crawford says this rural community needs new businesses.
A bigger tax base is required to meet the growing needs of the community
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((CRAWFORD: I'D LIKE TO SEE SOME HIGH PAYING JOBS SO PEOPLE CAN STAY IN THE COUNTY AND NOT TRAVEL TO ROANOKE OR CHRISTIANSBURG AND AT THE SOME TIME KEEP THE RURAL ATMOSPHERE IN THE COUNTY.))
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Crawford says it's the atmosphere that will make Floyd County an easy sell.
Denise Allen News 7.))

7Va-Smoking


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Nine states have filed lawsuits against the tobacco industry to recover Medicaid funds spent on treating smoking-related illness.
But don't count on Virginia to join them.
Attorney General Jim Gilmore says he considers the industry to be a key ingredient of the state economy.
Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer agrees with Gilmore saying there is obviously a very poor climate for such suits.
Both men have received campaign money from tobacco interests, but say it's jobs, not campaign money, that makes tobacco important.

7weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be rainy this morning.
Expect showers to end this afternoon - temperatures highs today will be in the 80s.
Partly cloudy skies tonight and less humid.
Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60s.
The sun returns tomorrow with highs in the 80s.

55Fatal


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A Danville man was killed last night in a motorcyle accident.
It happened at about 9:30.
Police say 46-year-old Timothy Walter Roberts was driving along Route 8-63 in Pittsylvania County when he ran off the road.
He was thrown from the motorcycle and died at the scene.


55Roanoke-Schools


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Some high marks for a Roanoke academic program.
Participants grades are up, and the "Partners for Success" program has been recognized by U-S-A Today.
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Roanoke School Superintendent Wayne Harris says the program is working, as it prepares students for a college career.
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((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THIS YEAR WE HAD 57 STUDENTS WHO TOOK COURSES IN PRE-ALGEBRA, ALGEBRA, FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND WHEN WE ANALYZED THEIR RESULTS AT THE END OF THE FIRST SEMESTER, 80 PERCENT OF THEM RECEIVED A's and B's. SO WE'RE JUST PLEASED.))
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Roanoke City, Roanoke County, and the city of Salem have joined forces in the Partners for Success program, along with Hollins College, Roanoke College and Virginia Western Community College.

55Target


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A new discount store is coming to Virginia and Maryland.
Target Stores will open 21 stores in eight months, creating thousands of jobs and tens of MILLIONs of dollars in construction investment.
By the end of the month, Target will open four stores in Virginia and nine stores in Maryland.
In October, Target announced plans to build a 85-million-dollar distribution center in Augusta County, creating 500 new jobs.

55Common-Sense


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While it's important to save for your future, first you need to take a look at your PRESENT financial status.
Len Besthoff explains in Common Sense.
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((In this week's edition of Common Sense, Certified Financial Planner David Cissel will tell us about why it's important to set an emergency fund BEFORE you start investing for your retirement.))
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((DAVID CISSEL/CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER: AN EMERGENCY FUND IS MONEY THAT YOU PUT AWAY FOR UNEXPECTED EXPENSES. AND IT'S IMPORTANT BECAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW WHEN AN UNEXPECTED EXPENSE IS GOING TO OCCUR. SO IT JUST GIVES YOU PEACE OF MIND TO KNOW THAT THERE'S MONEY THERE. YOU MAY HAVE MAJOR AUTO REPAIR, OR ANYTHING FROM A MAJOR AUTO REPAIR TO AN UNINSURED HEALTH EXPENSE, SO YOU WANT MONEY THERE IN CASE YOU HAVE THAT SORT OF SITUATION.))
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((That's this week's edition of Common Sense. Let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
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Cissel adds that it's important to save anything from three- to- six- months living expenses to put away in an emergency fund.

55Fair-Business


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TAPE# 96-54
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The Salem Fair ended yesterday, leaving behind some big financial gains for the Valley.
According to organizers, it's big business-- to the tune of about eight million dollars.
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Organizers say this year the weather cooperated.
Cooler temperatures and less rain translated into a record number of visitors in the 14-day event.
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((CAREY HARVEYCUTTER: FOR US IT TAKES A WEEK OR 10 DAYS TO GET THE FIGURES. ECONOMIC IMPACT WISE THIS EVENT GENERATES SIX TO EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS ECONOMICALLY TO THE VALLEY. ON SITE WE PROBABLY HAVE ABOUT 750 TO 800-THOUSAND DOLLARS THAT CHANGES HANDS.))
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The owner of this traveling western store says this was his best Fourth of July in six years at the fair.
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((JOE REUTER/CHIEF TRADER: THE WEATHER FOR ONE THING AND THE PEOPLE JUST SEEM TO COME OUT. THE FACT THAT IT DOESN'T COST THEM A BIG PRICE AT THE GATE TO GET IN.))
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Carey Harveycutter estimates about 350-thousand people walked through the gates this year.
The Salem Fair attracts people from as far away as Bluefield, West Virginia and South Boston.
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55weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be rainy this morning, with possible thunderstorms.
Expect the rain to end this afternoon - temperature highs today will be in the 80s.
We'll see partly cloudy skies tonight with less humid conditions. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60s.
Looking ahead, the sun will return tomorrow, with highs in the 80s.

8Pitts-Fatal


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A motorcycle accident killed a Danville man last night.
Police say 46-year-old Timothy Walter Roberts was driving along Route 863 in Pittsylvania County when he ran off the road.
Roberts was thrown from the motorcycle and died at the scene.


8Roanoke-Times


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This week on News-7, we'll be airing a series called Changing Times at the Roanoke Times.
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The piece will focus on the changes in the paper's newsroom over the past five to six years.
The Roanoke Times is the largest newspaper serving southwest Virginia.
In response to things like slower ad sales and flat circulation, the paper has reduced the size of its traditional coverage area, and adopted a new team management program that has affected morale.
Part one will air this evening on News-7 at Six, and News-7 at 11.
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8Valley-Metro


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Roanoke Mayor David Bowers says Valley Metro's Bus Service in the Roanoke Valley is in trouble and the city needs to find more funding to keep it running.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Bowers says federal cuts in funding for mass transit are making it more difficult for local governments to keep their busses on the road.
This year, the General Assembly refused to authorize a transportation district that could create a local fuels tax.
But Roanoke City Council members haven't given up on the idea, and last week the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors agreed to form a committee.
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((I THINK ROANOKE COUNTY TO THEIR CREDIT HAS JOINED WITH THE CITY OF ROANOKE IN SAYING THAT WE NEED THIS COMMITTEE TO GO OUR AND EDUCATE THE PUBLIC, EDUCATE OUR LEGISLATORS THAT WE ARE FACING A CRITICAL FUNDING SHORTAGE FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, THE CONSEQUENCES OF WHICH MAY MEAN THE ABANDONMENT OF THE BUS SYSTEM. WE CAN'T ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN.))
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Over the next several years, federal subsidies for mass transit are expected to dry up.
And Bowers says local governments intend to keep pressure on the General Assembly.

8Arts-Camp


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TAPE#96-59
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An Arts Conservatory at Radford University is providing intensive training for students of all ages.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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(( 41 year- old Tom Bone took a week off from his public relations job to learn how to create video cartoons.
In the process, he discovered a passion.
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((TOM BONE/VIDEO ANIMATION STUDENT: WELL IT COULD MEAN IN A FEW YEARS A CAREER CHANGE. 1:43:18THERE'S NOTHING LIKE THE THRILL OF SEEING THAT FLUID MOTION AND KNOWING THAT YOU'VE DONE IT RIGHT. ))
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Video art was also a first for Melissa Rollings, a high school student who has long had a passion for drawing and painting.
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((MELISSA ROLLINGS/VIDEO ANIMATION STUDENT: IT KIND OF PUTS REALITY INTO ALL THE DISNEY MOVIES AND STUFF, HOW LONG IT MUST'VE TAKEN THEM. ))
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((PLANT YOUR FEET, TAKE YOUR SPACE, YOU ARE IN CHARGE, YOU ARE GIVING MELVIN THE BUSINESS. 2:15:59YOU DID WHAT? YOU ATE MY COUGH DROPS. GOOD GOD MELVIN. ))
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These students are learning what it takes to be IN the movies, or on stage.
J-D Roberto, a former soap opera actor and a choreographer for Disney theme parks shared his expertise, which included a dose of not-so-glamorous reality.
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((IAN BLUBAUGH/THEATER STUDENT: HE'S BEEN EXPLAINING THAT TO US, I MEAN HOW TO SURVIVE AS AN ACTOR, WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO TO LIVE, GETTING JOBS AND EVERYTHING. ))
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((J.D. ROBERTO/ACTOR: IT'S HARD TO GET ACTING TRAINING WHEN YOU'RE IN HIGH SCHOOL BECAUSE USUALLY THE FOCUS IS ON PUTTING UP THE SCHOOL MUSICAL AT THE END OF THE YEAR. SO WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO GET TOGETHER AND JUST DO A WEEK OF INTENSIVE ACTING WORK. ))
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Some of these teenagers hope to dance their way into the limelight.
In all, about 90 students and teachers took part in the camp. The state department of education co-sponsored it, in the hope participants will share their new skills in their own schools and communities. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

8weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be rainy this morning.
Expect showers to end this afternoon - temperatures highs today will be in Nightime temperatures will be in the upper 60's. the 80s.