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Coming up on News 7-
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A Roanoke shop must shell out cash after a state investigation-
Fire claims the life of a Rocky Mount man.
O-J Simpson is appealing the civil judgement against him- We'll hear from him.
And going fishing with the Roanoke Express in sports.
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News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
A Roanoke Pawn shop must pay 25 hundred dollars in Penalties-
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That's part of a settlement made with the State Attorney General.
The shop on Campbell Avenue was under investigation for charging excessive interest rates on loans-
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O-J Simpson is appealing the 33 and half million dollar civil judgement against him- He says it's just too much.
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Summer is a perfect time for ice cream, but expect to shell out more cash for the sweet stuff and other milk products.
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And Patrick with the weekend forecast.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

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A Roanoke pawn shop will pay more than four thousand dollars after being charged with charging too much.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon...
The office of the state attorney general reached a settlement with Southern Pawn today.
The office had been investigating the business.
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The shop just off the city market on Campbell Avenue has agreed to pay 25-hundred dollars in civil penalties and another 2-thousand to cover the cost of the investigation.
The A-G cited Southern Pawn for charging excessive interest rates on loans and for collecting storage fees and service fees not allowed by state law.
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In a news release issued earlier today, Attorney General Mark Earley noted Southern Pawn had already corrected some of the problems before he began investigating.
News 7 tried to contact Southern Pawn, but got no response.

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One-fourth of the workforce at Danville's Diebold (DEE-BOLD) Incorporated plant is now jobless.
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46-(Dee-bold) Diebold workers found out yesterday they would NOT have a job today.
No one at the Southside plant-- which manufactures automated teller machines-- would talk to News 7.
But a corporate spokesperson in Ohio says poor business conditions are to blame for the job losses.
He also says the company is eliminating 600-jobs company wide.
Diebold says it won't rule out more more layoffs if business doesn't pick up.
126-people remain employees at the plant in Danville.
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O-J Simpson says 33 and half million dollars is just too much.
He's appealing the civil judgement reached against him.
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((O.J. SIMPSON: I DON'T HAVE 33 MILLION DOLLARS TO PAY. WE KNEW THAT WAS EXCESSIVE CERTAINLY AGAINST THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA LAW.))
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Simpson was ordered to pay for the wrongful deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
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Two marines will face a military trial for an Italian gondola accident.
A marine general determined there is enough evidence for a court martial- and military charges of manslaughter.
The fighter jet severed cables sending a gondola to the ground in February- killing 20 skiiers.
Military prosecutors said the plane was flying too low during a training mission.
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Air Force Lieutenant Michael Blassie is finally home.
His remains buried for years in the Tomb of the Unknowns- are now with his family in St. Louis.
Blassie died 26 years ago when he was shot down while serving in Vietnam.
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The nation's highest military honor goes out to Vietnam Veteran Robert Ingram.
It was thirty-two years ago that Ingram and his platoon were ambushed-
Ingram crawled across bullet spattered terrain- and with several bullet wounds himself- helped aid his commrades- saving many lives.
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A Franklin County man died early this morning, when his home caught fire.
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Firefighters were called to the home on Trail Drive around Two A- M.
They were able to contain the flames to the kitchen of the four- room house.
But 26-year old Craig Edward Jones was apparently overcome by the smoke, and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.
Inverstigators say the cause of the blaze was accidental, starting near an electric stove.
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A Pulaski County woman has testified before a National Institutes of Health Committee on Children's Health issues.
Karen LaPlante (Luh-PLAHNT)is well versed on the topic, her two-year old is waiting for a heart transplant. Virginia has no emergency funding for children's health and medicaid only covers lower income families or those in a health institution. The LaPlantes are about to reach the limit on their private insurance.
They'll run out of coverage just about the time Courtney will be ready for a new heart.
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Courtney was born with severe congenital heart defects, and after repeated hospitalization, her immune system would reject a new heart right now. She's on medication at Roanoke Community Hospital and her parents hope when she's healthier, a heart will be available.
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((KAREN LAPLANTE/COURTNEY'S MOTHER:SHE'S A WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL GIFT FROM GOD AND THEN WE'VE ALSO HAD GIFTS FROM PEOPLE BECAUSE 38 BLOOD PRODUCTS AND TISSUE DONATION ALREADY AND NOW WE NEED ONE MORE GIFT FROM HUMAN BEINGS, BUT LIKE I SAID I APPRECIATE EVERY DAY I HAVE.))
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Courtney's doctor, pediatric cardiologist Joelle (Joe-EL) Miller says there's a 90-percent chance her immune system will be ready to accept a heart in the next few weeks.
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Those looking to cool off with an ice cream will feel the heat at the cash register.
Dairy prices are on the rise.
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Cows produce less milk in the summer heat -- and the shortage drives prices up.
Farmers plan to charge twenty cents extra per gallon of milk next month -- plus eleven more cents in September.
Supermarket owners say they will raise prices on everything from butter to cheese.
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((WE TRY TO LOOK AFTER THE NEEDS OF THE CHILDREN BECAUSE IT'S A BASIC NEED OF THE CHILDREN, THE MILK. WE TRY TO KEEP THE PRICES LOWEST ON THE MILK BY KEEPING THE MARGIN LOW ON MILK AND DAIRY PRODUCTS.))
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But farmers say milk prices need to double, or they will not survive.
About fifty Franklin County farms have folded in the past seven years
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Dairy farmers say they are still earning less than they did twenty years ago.
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[Train-Fair]


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C and O Railroad enthusiasts travelled back in time today aboard a dining car in Clifton Forge.
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The car dates back to 19-22 and has been refurbished and renovated to its original look.
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((MARGARET WHITTINGTON/C&O HISTORICAL SOCIETY: IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS TO COME AND VISIT THE HEADQUARTERS AND SEE THE ARCHIVES AND SEE THE ROLLING STOCK AND HAVE LUNCH ON THIS BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED DINING CAR.))
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It's called, "Gadsby's Tavern" after a colonial tavern George Washington used to frequent.
Members of the Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society were served lunch aboard the train.
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They later returned to Lynchburg to continue with their annual conference that's been going on since Wednesday.
Tomorrow the group will visit Roanoke's Transportation Museum.

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Some high schoolers are getting a head start on their college education, thanks to a local university,
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Plus
it's an annual run for your life... and people volunteer to do it.
In tonight's Video of the Day we'll take you to Spain.
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(( Hey sports fans this is Steve Mason and her'es what's on tap in sports. Ricky Craven is writing Winston's Cups biggest drama of the year. He returns from injury and captures the Jiffy Lube 300 pole at his home track today.
You want drama? tthen be sure to check outt Se Ri Pak, the U. S Open champ has just shot the lowest LPGA tour score ever, check out these and other stories in sports. ))

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Why was forensic crime novelist Patricia Cornwell Governor Jim Gilmore's biggest financial backer? The mystery's been solved.
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Cornwell donated a total of 150- thousand dollars to Gilmore's gubernatorial campaign last fall.
She told News7 last night that she supported the Republican because she felt he would make the best governor.
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((PATRICIA CORNWELL/AUTHOR: AND I HELPED JIM GILMORE BECAUSE I THINK THEY'RE GOOD PEOPLE, WHO CARE ABOUT INDIVIDUALS, AND A WAY THAT SOMEONE TREATS AN INDIVIDUAL IS HOW HE'S GOING TO TREAT THE WHOLE POPULATION IN THE STATE OR A COUNTRY, SO WHEN I BELIEVE IN SOMEBODY, THAT'S WHAT I DO.))
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Cornwell was in Lynchburg last night, signing copies of her latest novel "Point of Origin".
The book's heroine, Kay Scarpetta, is based on Virginia medical examiner Doctor Marcella Fiero.
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[Summer-School]


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More than 100 students are getting a headstart on college life.
They're attending the Summer Scholars Program at Washington and Lee University.
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Most of the students are academically above-average.
They participate in the program to get used to the extra responsibilities and tougher academic standards they'll face at college.
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((CHRISTOPHER STEPHAN/SUMMER SCHOLAR STUDENTS: IT'S AN INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE LIFE AND MAINLY LIVING ON YOUR OWN AND TIME MANAGEMENT AND FINDING YOUR OWN TIME IN THE DAY TO BE ABLE TO SOCIALIZE AND TALK TO OTHER PEOPLE BECAUSE IT'S PRETTY HARD. IT'S A STEP UP EDUCATIONALLY THAN WHAT WE'RE USED TO.))
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((MIMI ELROD/OFFICE OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS: THEY TAKE THREE COURSES--COLLEGE LEVEL COURSES. AND, IT HELPS THEM LEARN. THE TEACHERS EXPECTATIONS ARE DIFFERENT. COLLEGE TEACHERS HAVE DIFFERENT EXPECTATIONS THAN DO THEIR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS.))
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The students came from 32 states and three foreign countries including Thailand and Switzerland.
Most of the students end up applying to Washington and Lee.
The university, on average, accepts about half of those applicants.
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It's the last weekend of the Salem Fair,
Coming up we'll take a look at how the week has gone and what you can expect in the last two days.
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And,
He's 93 and still making a splash at the Y-M-C-A.
When the news returns we'll tell you why the "Y" would like more people with his membership record.
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The clock is ticking on the Salem Fair, just two days left.
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The event is the year's top money maker for the Salem Civic Center, and organizers say this year's profits are higher than ever.
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((Two kids and a husband. HOW MUCH ARE YOU GOING TO SPEND HERE? Probably a lot. HOW MUCH IS A LOT.About 50 60 dollars. IS IT GOING TO BE WORTH IT? I think so, Yes.))
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((About 20 dollars. WHERE'D YOU GET 20 DOLLARS. From my mother. I'm going to play games, and try to win teddy bears.))
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Organizers are also hoping to empty your wallet by displaying the world's largest pig-- which weighs more than 11- hundred pounds, and eats fifteen pounds of food every day.
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Ricky Craven returns with a bang, we will go fishing with two Express players, and Se Ri pak sets an LPGA record.
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and speaking of golf, check out Nike's latest invention, a spikeless golf shoe. Their footware has improved traction and control in additon to a new design. Nike hopes the new shoe will have a more catering feeling to the foot and attract players like Ben Crenshaw, Petter Jacoboson and our own Andrew Friende, now your numbers. [WIPE TO SCORES]
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The talk around the racer track was that Ricky Craven had better produce or else. Yesterday he at least temporarily slienced the critics. In his first Cup qualifying Cup run since severe injury,
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Craven put the number 50 monte carlo on the pole for tomorrow's Jiff Lube 300 at new Hamshire.
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He had to wait for his run. A a few showers delayed qaulifying twice.
Craven's teamate, Jeff Gordon had the pole for some time but it would not last.
Craven, on his home track in front of his home fans, turned the mile track at a speed of 128.394 miles per hour. he was thte last car out, here's the top 25.
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Jeremy Mayfield was 26th, Terry Labonte 27th, Ward burtion 33rd, and MIchael waltrip 38th






[S-Pak]


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Fresh off her U.S. Women's Open title, Se Ri Pak seems to be just warming up. Yesterday she fired the lowest LPGA tour score ever.
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Pak shot a 10 under 61 in the jamie Farr Kroger Classic. 7 players have scored a 62 in LPGA events, but the 20 year old is one better. She birdied her last three holes on her way to ten birdies in all.
She hada 71 in the first round but her effort yesterday boltts her into the lead by two strokes.
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Salem's Lee Shirley captured her third straight women's state amateur golf title at the Homestead today.
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She beat Richmond's Catalina Durall by one hole to take the championship flight.
The only other person to win three straight titles is current LPGA pro Donna Andrews.
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The tourney will return to the Cascades in the year 2000. [S-Kids]


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The U.S. Little league Baseball tournament for the Senior-Major division began last night in Roanoke County.
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It'd a round robin event at Starkey Field. The team with the best record goes to state July 24th.
Cave Spring National is the defending champ. Bath, Buena Vista, Clifton Forge, Covington, craig County and Pembroke teams are also on hand. The grass roots tournament gives the players an edge.
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Baseball served as a warm up today in anticipation of the Commonwealth games next week.
Over 60 players from four of the state's regions invaded Salem Memorial, strutting their stuff for pro scouts and college coaches.
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The run to the gold begins tomorrow at Memorial Stadium. Archery, cross country and shooting also begin tomorrow.




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Still to come in sports, how do professional athletes get away from all the hype and hysteria surrounding the game?
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I can only speak for two Raonoke Express players. Theri catch of the day wehen we come back.
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[S-Fish]


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The pressures of profesional sports, always being under the media micrposcope, It can wear down an athlete.
But Roanoke Express players Daniel Berthiaume and Tim Christian have caught on to a relaxing remedy.
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((From October to April they do this. [nat sound]
In the off season, Daniel Berthiaume and Tim Christian trade in blades for a boat and pressure for peace and quiet. ((:)) It's after 4:30 am. Berthiaume's 22 foot sun Seeker is already out. They have been making these trips since February, and never had one come at a more perfect time than shortly after April 21st. ((:))
It is discouraging when the poles never move, but on this day. a Striper [nat sound]
Elvis goes in the cooler at around 7 pounds. Berthiaume's mate has the record. No worries for Bert. These happy days surpass the fast pace, celebrity filled NHL ones anyday.)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))

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It's an annual event of life and death for the animal and sometimes, even the humans.
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The bulls continue to run through the streets of Pamplona (pamp LONa), Spain.
Today marked the fourth day of the nine day world-famous festival.
Several thousand people test their courage and speed each day as they run before these bulls stampeding through the cobblestone streets.
The race ends in the city's bullring, where the matadors step in and fight them.
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