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News 7 at Six is headed your way next...
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as the water shortage pushes city officials closer to mandatory restrictions on water use... even as the county comes to the rescue.
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And we'll take you out Roanoke Regional Airport where they're waiting for the first of the Kosovar refugees to arrive.

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Tonight on News 7 sports, William Byrd's football stadium gets a new name. The France Family may be buying the Richmond Raceway.
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And the Orlando Magic hopes Doc Rivers has the right medicine to take the team back to the eastern conference finals next season.
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If it's going to be this hot, might as well be a record. We will share the numbers with you in a moment. [open]
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[City-County]


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The City of Roanoke has approved a water conservation plan that could bring mandatory restrictions within weeks.
But the day also brought a substantial offer of help from Roanoke County.
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Joe Dashiell joins us from the municipal building with more on both developments.

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The water supply is just one of the things on the mind of Meteorologist Robin Reed.
The other is the heat. Some schools have made plans to close early tomorrow, because of the heat.
Here's Robin with the latest on high temperatures and the propects of rain.
[MCU] Robin in weathercenter
[ESS/FULL] School announcements
[Roll] No Carvins Cove in Roll!
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Peggy Irene Hanna walked into a Roanoke County courtroom today, and admitted trying to hire an undercover police officer, to have her husband killed.
Police arrested her in February, after she gave the officer a down payment.
She now faces up to five years in prison.
Hanna is 36 and lives in Vinton. She was having an affair with a younger man who informed police of Hanna's intentions to have her husband killed.
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In West Virginia, the trial is underway for an accused hit man ...
Charged with fulfilling ANOTHER wife's wishes to have HER husband killed.
Gene Gaylor used to live in Covington and has been suspected of killing several people with bombs.
Today, he became the first of four to go on trial for a bomb death that happened 23 years ago.
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Billy Ray Abshire was killed in 1976 when he picked up a bomb on the hood of his car.
Abshire's wife and her second husband are charged with hiring Gaylor and one other man to do the killing.
Lawyers spent the day today questioning potential jurors.
The jury will hear opening statements tomorrow.
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[Drown-Search]


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The search has been called off for a drowning victim at Smith Mountain Lake.
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Divers spent more than 30 hours underwater, but they couldn't find the body of John Schmidt. Witnesses say they saw him fall off his boat around midnight Friday night. Divers from as far away as Fairfax and Chesapeake searched the lake. Low visibility and deep, murky water hampered their efforts. While the diving is done, officials will conduct daily searches of the shoreline until the body turns up.
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Some local Republican legislators are butting political heads with Governor Gilmore. Find out why a little later on News 7 at 6.
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[COMMERCIAL BREAK #1][Kosovo-Refugees]



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Seven Kosovar refugees are on their way to Southwest Virginia tonight. They are scheduled to arrive at the Roanoke airport at this hour.
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Eric Earnhart is there with the latest.
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If you call 9-1-1 in Danville next month, be ready to answer some life-saving questions.
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Danville's emergency dispatch will be one of the first in the state to respond to calls by how critical they are.
Under the current system, dispatchers have to send out ambulances in the order that calls come in.
After this month, rescue crews will be sent out to life-threatening calls first.
Dispatchers will also be asking callers questions, so they can talk them through medical instructions until an ambulance arrives.
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((CHRIS GOSS/EMERGENCY SERVICES ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: THE DISPATCHER CAN...JUST READING THE SIMPLE CARDS, THEY CAN TELL THE PATIENT OR THE CALLER HOW TO OPEN AN AIRWAY THAT COULD SAVE SOMEBODY'S LIFE. JUST THOSE FEW MINUTES THAT THE DISPATCHER TALKS TO THEM COULD REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE.))
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Currently more than one-half of all calls to Danville's 9-1-1 are NOT emergencies.
Emergency workers say the new dispatch system will save lives.
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Stock prices rallied today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow rose 109-and-a-half ... to get within a hundred points of 11-thousand. NASDAQ rose 46 points.


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Virginia Republicans are picking sides and anxiously waiting on the eve of their party primaries.
Voters in seven House and two Senate districts will pick their party's nominee tomorrow.
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Today, four Republican delegates from across the state held a news conference to say their Republican governor is wrong to take a side in one Richmond contest.
They're endorsing incumbent Panny Rhodes.
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((DEL. TOMMY BAKER/R-DUBLIN: WHEN IT COMES DOWN A LOT OF TIMES IN THIS BUSINESS IT ISN'T EASY, AND YOU GOTTA PICK SIDES. YOU GOTTA CHOOSE UP SIDES. AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING TODAY.))
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((DEL. ANDY GUEST/R-FRONT ROYAL: THE PEOPLE OF HER DISTRICT HAVE REPEATEDLY ELECTED HER AND RE-ELECTED HER. WHY? BECAUSE SHE VOTES HER CONSCIENCE. NOT BECAUSE SOMEONE HAS SAID YOU'VE GOT TO BE IN LOCKSTEP WITH THE GOVERNOR, OR YOU'VE GOT TO BE IN LOCKSTEP WITH THE PARTY, OR YOU'VE GOT TO BE IN LOCKSTEP WITH SOME DAMN FOOL NOTION THAT JUST BLEW IN FROM WEST OF TOWN.))
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Gilmore picked challenger Ruble Hord, saying Rhodes votes like a Democrat.
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((RUBLE HORD/R-HOUSE CANDIDATE: WE BELIEVE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS THE BEST VEHICLE FOR A GREAT VIRGINIA IN THE 21ST CENTURY.))
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Gilmore chose to stay out of the Roanoke area race between Republicans Al Bedrosian and Ed Lynch.

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One of the biggest local races in tomorrow's election is the primary for Botetourt County Sheriff.
Voters will decide which Republican will run in November.
Will it be the number-two man in the department, or a local boy with a familiar name?
Tina Tenret introduces us to Ken Smith and Ronnie Sprinkle.
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((KEN SMITH/CANDIDATE: I'M KEN SMITH. DOROTHY DOSS/RESIDENT: HI MR. SMITH. KEN SMITH/CANDIDATE: HOW ARE YOU? IT'S NICE TO MEET YOU. I'M RUNNING FOR SHERIFF IN YOUR COUNTY. DOROTHY DOSS/RESIDENT: YES, AND I'M VOTING FOR YOU BECAUSE YOU DID SO MANY WONDERFUL THINGS FOR MY HUSBAND.))
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People in Botetourt County call Major Ken Smith at home for help, and he likes it that way.
He wants to be a sheriff people turn to.
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((KEN SMITH/CANDIDATE: I THINK WHAT'S DIFFERENT ABOUT ME IS MY EXPERIENCE IN SUPERVISION AND MANAGEMENT. I THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT.))
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Smith is chief deputy, second in command only to the sheriff.
He moved here from San Diego 23 years ago and now directs the staff.
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((I KNOW THEM. I KNOW WHAT THEIR STRENGTHS ARE AND WHAT THEIR WEAKNESSES ARE. AND I DO FEEL LIKE WE NEED SOME MORE TRAINING IN OUR DEPARTMENT.))
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Smith -- a father of three -- leads children in the DARE program.
As sheriff, he would recruit more volunteers to ride with deputies.
And he wants to spend one night a week asking residents about their needs.
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Smith's opponent, Ronnie Sprinkle, has a powerful name.
His father Norman Sprinkle was sheriff for 33 years.
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Sprinkle himself was a Botetourt sheriff's deputy for a dozen years before becoming a cop in Salem.
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Sprinkle -- who has a 5-year-old daughter -- wants to safeguard schoolchildren.
He wants to boost communication between the department, residents, and other law enforcement agencies.
Beyond that --
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Voters pick their man tomorrow.
Tina Tenret News7 Botetourt COunty


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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, William Byrd's football stadium get a new name, the Richmond international raceway could be getting a new owner, the Express has a new ticket manager.
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And the Lady Hokies coach his players dominate the all-state university division softball all-star team.
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NASCAR's ever shrinking stable of family owned race tracks may be getting a little smaller.
A report tonight out of Charlotte says the Richmond International Raceway is about to be sold to International Speedway Corporation, which is headed by NASCAR's founding families the France's.
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Reportedly Bill France met with track officials last month to discuss the sale.
If it goes through, it would give ISC 13 of the 21 tracks used in NASCAR.
However, Wayne Sawyer the vice president of the Richmond track is denying that any talks have taken place. And that his family plans to keep the track.
But that might just be the company line.
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Track owner Paul Sawyer is in his 80's and such a sale would make sense. Plus, only Indy, Richmond, Pocono and Martinsville are privately owned, and the France family owns half of Martinsville.


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One of Friday Football Extra's stadiums is getting a new name!
As the honors keep rolling in for retiring William Byrd principal Bob Patterson.
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The school's long-standing "Terrier Stadium", which opened in 1970 was officially renamed Robert A. Patterson stadium yesterday.
Athletic director Jane Layman came up with the idea. She and others feel his 34 years of service to the school and also the Virginia High School League merits the honor.
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While a principal for over three decades, Patterson also coached football, basketball and track at old Andrew Lewis when it was a part of the Roanoke County school system.
The hope is that his name also brings a little luck to the Terriers.
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The Roanoke Express is hoping a new hire will help shore up its ticket sales.
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The ECHL franchise welcomed Don Fortner as the new marketing coordinator.
He comes to Roanoke From the Dayton Bombers where he worked with Express general manager, Tommy Benizio.
The Express averaged more than 47-hundred fans this season--down three hundred from the previous year.
Fortner hopes to change that.
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((DON FORTNER/EXPRESS MARKETING COORDINATOR:))
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[S-Tech]


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The Virginia Sports Information directors announced their all state team today and the squad is loaded with Lady Hokies.
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For starters, Virginia Tech head softball coach Scot Thomas was named the state's coach of the year. In only his fourth season in Blacksburg, Thomas, led the Lady Hokies to a school record 54 wins and a 25th place ranking in the national polls.
Tech third baseman Kara Krumhardt was named the state's player of the year. She batted .343 had 72 hits with seven homers and 40 RBI's.
Pitcher Clarisa Crowell was also named to the all state team. She posted a 25 and 8 record this season with a 1.05 ERA.
Second baseman Michelle Meadows made the team as well. She batted .338 this past season
Ashlee Dobbe was selected as an all state pitcher. She had an ERA of 0.92 with a 29 and 8 record.
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Doc Rivers is hoping to work some magic as Orlanodo's new head coach.
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The Magic named Rivers as Chuck Daly's replacement.
He avereage nearly 11 points and almost six rebounds during his playing career.
His teams made the playoffs 10 times before he retired in 1996.
Rivers moves from the broadcasters booth to his first coaching job.
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AT 37, Rivers is the second youngest coach in the league behind New York's Jeff Gundy. [Wx-Tape]
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