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Next on News 7 at Six... a Blacksburg man falls to his death on the Appalachian Trial in Giles County.
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And VMI officials react to the recent dismissal of their top cadet for unbecoming conduct.

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In sports, Denise Allen checks in with the Inner City Tennis program Scores and highlights from Major League Baseball.
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And the Avalanche and Pelicans of Myrtle Beach hooked up for game three at Memorial Stadium.
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Authorities recover the body of a Blacksburg man along the Appalachian Trail... after he apparently falls to his death.
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Good evening, I'm Eric Earnheart.

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Authorities say the 24 year old fell more than 30 feet before hitting the trail... around 4 a-m this morning.
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The incident happened off of route 42 in Giles County, near the Craig County line in an area know as Kellys Knob.


Joy Sutton has the story
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(( Authorities say the incident occurred about two miles up along this part of the Appalachian Trail. The victim, a 24 year-old Blacksburg man, is believed to be a Virginia Tech graduate.
He and 9 other people were camping along the trail....when he and a few of his friends left the site to go up on the rocks.
The man apparently fell more than 30 feet to his death.
It took rescue worker more than 7 hours to recover his body because the terrain is so steep.
Elizabeth Parcell and Nathan Sharp say they hike the trail frequently and don't believe it is very dangerous.
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((ELIZABETH PARCELL: I WOULDN'T THINK IT WOULD BE REAL DANGEROUS AT ALL. IF YOU GOT UP TO THE VERY TOP THEIR IS SOME CLIFF AREAS BUT I GUESS YOU COULD FALL UP THERE IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING))
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((NATHAN SHARP: IT'S AN OUTCROPPING YOU COULD FALL OFF ACCIDENTALLY BUT I DON'T THINK IT'S REAL LIKELY. ))
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At this time authorities do not believe it was anything more than an accident but are still investigating the matter.
Authorities do, however, believe that alcohol may have been a factor in his death.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Giles County. ))
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The victim's name has not yet been released.
Authorities are still trying to contact his family.






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More now on a story we first brought you yesterday.
A top cadet at Virginia Military Institute was dismissed last month for allegedly demanding sex from three freshmen women.
Today, we spoke by phone with VMI Spokesman Colonel Mike Strickler to get his take on what happened.
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Strickler says that the incident has been reported to Federal Judge Jackson Kiser...who has in turn notified the Justice Department.
Strickler also says that VMI is still continuing the process of notifying the judge on how the assimilation process is proceeding.




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Lynchburg's Police Chief says race isn't a factor in subduing suspects.
But a report in a city newspaper says 70-percent of suspects subdued with pepper spray since 1998 are black.
City Council member Ed Barksdale says he finds the figure shocking.
Police Chief Charles Bennett says the spray is used only when a suspect resists arrest - and that race has nothing to do with it.



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A local physician wins a national award from the American Cancer Society.
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More than 500 former cancer patients and physicians came out to congratulate Dr. David Randolph who received the 19-99 Lane W. Adams Award.
The award is given to health care providers who have demonstrated consistent excellence in delivering direct care and counsel to people with cancer and their families.
And to many of his former patients - he is a God Send.
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But Randolph says he is only doing his job - nothing he considers to be out of the ordinary.
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(( DR. DAVID M. RANDOLPH/LEWIS GALE: I DIDN'T KNOW I HAD SUCH AN IMPACT ON PEOPLE. I JUST DO WHAT I AM SUPPOSED TO DO WHICH IS TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE AND TO HEAR PEOPLE COME OUT HERE IT REALLY MAKES IT NICE))
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Randolph is one of 14 health care providers nationwide to get the award... and the first in the state of Virginia.
He is currently the medical director of Lewis-Gale Regional Cancer Center and the New River Valley Cancer Center.


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For the third straight year Miss Lynchburg will represent Virginia in the Miss America pageant.
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21-year-old Crystal Dawn Lewis won last night's pageant after a week long competition.
The Newport News native's platform is volunteerism in schools.
She stopped by our studios this morning to tell us a little more about it...
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As Miss Virginia, Lewis won a 15-thousand-dollar scholarship, a new car and apartment for her reign.
Plus she will now represent the state in September's Miss America pageant.
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When News 7 returns - flag-burning takes center stage in this week's Feedback.
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And the Kennedy family calls it insensitive.
In this week's web watch - a look at a web site that invites visitors to see from a killer's perspective.
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An online museum is offering a new look at the Kennedy Assasination.
And you can speed up your wedding plans online.
More in tonight's WebWatch.
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Its a different perspective on the assasination... the killer's perspective. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza set up a series of live webcams at the window where Lee Harvy Oswald is believed to have fired the fatal shots.
The cameras track the route Kennedy's motorcade followed before the shooting.
Kennedy's family is upset about the site...calling it insensitive and tasteless... the Museum's director says he's surprised and dissappointed by the Kennedy's reaction.

More couples are getting a head start on their wedding plans online. Laura and Dan Keogh planned everything in 4 months through the web.
Wedding sites include WeddingChannel-dot-com... which offers a free calander and bridal registry...
You can register at TheKnot-dot-com based on your life-style and brand name preference.
At TheKnot, you can also create a free webpage, to keep everyone informed about your progress.

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The chess battle between Garry Kasparov and the World is in full swing and expected to last all summer, unless Kasparov can pull off a quick checkmate. You can view the game's progress, and join the world team at Microsoft's GameZone.
You can find the links to these sites by clicking on Webwatch, at WDBJ-7-dot-com.))




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The debate over the burning of the American flag was an issue in our viewer mail this week.
Here's News-7's Feedback, with assignment editor Joe McKean.
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(( For the third time in five years, the House has approved a constitutional amendment, banning the desecration of the Stars and Stripes.
The measure passed by more than a two to one margin.
A viewer from Roanoke wrote:
"'The Flag' is but a piece of cloth. Nothing more. What the flag symbolizes is what is important. If those people would burn all the American Flags in existence, that act would do nothing to harm the meaning of the flag and what it stands for. I say, let them burn the flag. They are only demonstrating their ignorance. But let us not give them any attention anymore. Eventually, they will realize that no one is listening and that they are being very foolish."
If you'd like to exercise your first amendment rights, here's how.
The mailing address for News-7 is P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
If you prefer to send a fax, the number is 343-7269.
Our e-mail address is news@wdbj7.com.
And on our home page, wdbj7.com, you'll find a moderated on-line forum.
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Coming up in this week's Virginia profile...
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We'll take a look at a law enforcement legend from Wythe County who wants to come back to local government.
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Wythe County's law enforcement legend has taken a high-profile role in state corrections.
But Wayne Pike wants to go back to local government.
He's the subject of this week's Virginia Profile.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( Almost two decades as Wythe County's sheriff was a hands-on experience for Wayne Pike... and the suspects he collared.
But when former Governor George Allen appointed him to the five-member Virginia Parole Board in Richmond, Pike had power to really keep the streets safer, and earn a nice salary.
So why's he running for sheriff again in Wythe County?
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One of Pike's darkest days in Wythe County was when a juvenile shot Deputy Cliff Dicker "execution-style."
In that case, Pike was disgusted... but when children are victims, he now thinks Virginia's laws are too light.
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He believes he's one of only two former sheriffs to sit on a parole board in the nation.
He's the first Virginia Parole Board member to take parole hearings out into different regions of the state, making it easier on families of victims and inmates.
But he says he's still got new things to prove in Wythe County.
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Wayne Pike is running as an independent.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))


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And coming up, The Salem Avalanche completed a three game series at home today The Winston Cup cars are at Sears point.
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While at Watkins Glen, Dale Earnhardt Junior takes the checkered flag in the Lysol 200.
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Myrtle Beach leaves Salem taking two of a three game set beating the Avalanche this afternoon 6 to 5.
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A strong wind was blowing Old Glory just above the centerfield wall.
The Pelicans would score first. Here Mike Terhune tops off the scoring in the first sending this pitch to right field and a runs score to make it 3 to 1 Pelicans.
In the third inning down 3 to 2 Salem's Miguel Correa hits the single up the middle scoring two runs and the Avalanche would lead the game by a score of 4 to 3.
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Then it was Whitey Schwartzbauer's turn as he gets the hit to right center scoring Correa to make it 5 to 3 Avalanche but the Pelicans score three and get the 6 to 5 win.
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The Baltimore Orioles were out to break a four game losing streak at Camden Yard this afternoon.
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The O's and Yankees would hook up at the Yard.
New York gets on the board first when Bernie Williams hits the first of his two homers on the day this solo shot over the right field wall and the Yankees led 1 to nothing.
Baltimore would answer. B.J. Surhoff hits a line drive to right field Brady Anderson rounds the bases to score but the Orioles still trailed 2 to one.
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Then in the top of the third Williams gets all of this pitch sending it over the left centerfield wall for his second solo homer and New York goes on to win the game 6 to 2.
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Plenty of afternoon action at the Major league ball parks lets check the scores.
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The Winston Cup Drivers were in Sears Point taking on the road course in the Save Mart-Kragen 350.
Jeff Gordon started on the Pole. The cars are still on the course and Jeff Gordon is leading the race.
I'll have the highlights tonight at 11.



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The Busch Drivers were in Watkins Glen for the Lysol 200.
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The 8-th caution of the day would come when Matt Kenseth spins out in one of the S-Turns collecting several cars on lap 74 of the road course race.
Ron Fellows was the leader at the time he was going for a sweep after winning the truck race. But Dale Earnhardt Junior would pass him on the white flag lap and hold on to win the Lysol 200, his first road course victory.
Fellows would finish second.
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Dot Bolling wins the Linwood Ladies Invitational in Martinsville. She shot a final round 75 for a total of 146 and a one shot win over Mary Ann Hedgpeth.
It's Bolling's fifth straight title.
Jessica Witcher was third at 150 and Fran Hensley was fourth at 151.



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No tennis at Wimbledon today. This is middle Sunday the halfway point of the Wimbledon competition and that traditionally means a day off.
The round of 16 resumes tomorrow and so the The Roanoke Inner City Tennis program.
Denise Allen has more on the summer program.
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This is Tanielle Russell's second year in the summer tennis program.
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This program is offered free by the Roanoke Valley Tennis Association and the USTA donates the equipment.
Children from the Northwest Tennis Club, The Inner City Athletic Association and the Roanoke YMCA fill the classes but anyone is welcome.
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This is the third year for the summer program. And last year some of the players went on to play in tournaments
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You can join Tanielle and the other children Monday through Thursday on the courts at Washington and Eureka Parks.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.))
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And you can hook up with the USTA or the Blue Ridge Tennis Company on our Web page just look under the sports section at WDBJ-7-dot-com for these tennis links.







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