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A 15-year-old girl is arrested after allegedly shooting her grandfather...
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and a judge wants to keep the rape trial of Jim Druckenmiller in Montgomery County...
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[2-shot toss to Hello][11Carroll-Murder]


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15- year old Robin Martin was arrested earlier this week for allegedly shooting her grandfather once in the head with a shotgun.
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Martin's parents believe their daughter should be released from custody.
But yesterday a judge refused to release her after listening to testimony.
Martin is gifted academically but suffers from depression and is on probation for verbally assaulting her grandmother.
Her parents say she told them her grandfather had been abusing her.
But prosecutor Greg Goad says investigators have found NO evidence of abuse and will seek to try Martin as an adult.
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((GREG GOAD/CARROLL CO. PROSECUTOR: UNDER THE VIRGINIA CODE....TO CIRCUIT COURT.))
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Martin had been living with her grandparents for several years.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for early August.

[11Druckenmiller]


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A judge wants to try former Virginia Tech quarterback Jim Druckenmiller in Montgomery County.
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In a rare move, prosecutors filed a motion to move Druckenmiller's upcoming rape trial out of the county.
Prosecutors believe it will be hard to find an impartial jury because many locals are either football fans or tied to the university in some way.
Circuit Court Judge Ray Grubbs says he will keep the motion in mind but wants to seat a local jury.
Druckenmiller is scheduled to stand trial July 19th.
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[Synagogue-fires]


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Two brothers suspected in the shooting deaths of a gay couple are also under investigation in the arson attacks at three California synagogues
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Officials say ``extremist type'' publications were found at their home, indicating a belief in white supremacy.
Benjamin Matthew Williams and James Tyler Williams are being held on charges of receiving stolen property.
Authorities say they hope to seek first-degree murder charges against them next week.
A California newspaper says investigators are examining whether the brothers are a part of the anti-Semitic group, World Church of the Creator.
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A former member of the group, Benjamin Smith, killed himself last weekend after a shooting spree that targeted minorities, leaving two dead and nine wounded.

[11Recycled-Water]


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There is help for Roanoke city residents who want water their lawns and gardens.
Roanoke normally discharges recycled water from the City Sewage Treatment Plant back into the Roanoke River.
But now Roanoke is making that recycled water available to residents... Officials stress it's for irrigation only.
Residents can take containers to the sewage treatment plant at the intersection of Brownlee Avenue and Kindred Street. A garden hose is available around the clock.



[11Farmer-Obit]


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A civil rights pioneer has died.
James Farmer died at a Fredricksburg hospital after battling pneumonia and diabetes.
He worked closely with Martin Luther King Junior and led Freedom Rides through the South.
Last year President Clinton awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
James Farmer was 79.


[11-81-Ax]


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A mother and her infant survived a collision with a tractor trailer on Interstate 81.
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Yesterday, 28- year- old Carol Lyn Tablett was heading south on the interstate near Salem.
She told police a baby blanket blew in her face and she lost control of her car.
Tablett's vehicle bounced off a guardrail then went under an 18- wheeler and was dragged for several yards.
Tablett and her four-month-old son suffered minor injuries and were treated and released.
Police say she'll be charged with reckless driving.
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[11Augusta-Crash]


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Authorities think they know who died in last week's Augusta County plane crash.
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The owner of the plane was Doctor Brian Hawley of Arkansas.
State police say the preliminary conclusion from the medical examiner is that Hawley was the only person on the aircraft.
Just bits of the plane were left when it went down in the George Washington National Forest near the community of Deerfield.
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[11BBC-Beale]


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The man behind the Beale Treasure...
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Thomas J. Beale, himself, came to life in Bedford County yesterday- -in the form of actor Tim Flagg.
When he's not portraying a 19th century legend of mythical proportions, Flagg is a Sales Rep for Graybar Electric.

He was impressed by the crew from the British Broadcasting Company.
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((THEY SEEM TO BE APPROACHING IT FROM THE RIGHT ANGLE, GETTING A LOT OF IMPUT FROM THE LOCALS WHO SUPPOSEDLY HAVE AN "IN" WITH SOME OF THE HISTORY OF THIS. SO I THINK SO.))
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The B-B-C staged this production to tell T-V viewers in England the tale of Beale and his expeditions out West... the two tons of gold, silver and jewels supposedly buried in Bedford County.
It'll air in the fall- -only in England- -a segment on the B-B-C series, "Mysteries."
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A soldout crowd will fill the Rose Bowl for this afternoon's Women's World Cup Finals.
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It will be the largest crowd ever in this country to watch a women's sporting event.
Even President Clinton will be there to watch the U-S take on China.
The U-S has three shutouts outscoring teams 18-3 and China has outscored teams 19-2 including a five to nothing shutout of defending champ Norway.
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The host team has never won the World Cup. Coverage starts at 3:30 this afternoon.
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Coming up in the second half hour of News 7 Saturday Morning......
The latest on the emergency mission to help a breast cancer patient in Antarctica...

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and some big changes within the Roanoke Police Department...
we will have more on those stories coming up in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot hello][Anartica-Flight]


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THe U-S Air Force is on its way to the bottom of the world to save the life of a scientist.
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The woman is suffering from breast cancer so the air force is traveling thousands of miles to the South Pole to drop medical supplies and eqipment.
It's a 14 hour trip from New Zeland, this jet has been winterized in preparation for the 100 degrees below zero tempatures.
An air to air refueling like this one will have to take place inorder to make it to the south pole and back safely.

Once the supplies are dropped, they'll need to be retrieved quickly.
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((WE JUST HOPE THAT WHAT WE DROP SURVIVES THE IMPACT. AND THAT WHAT WE GAVE HER IS WHAT SHE NEEDED...AND IT'S GONNA HELP HER. IT'S KIND OF A ONE SHOT DEAL.))
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The mission will be done in the dark since the sun won't rise in antartica until August.
31 men and 10 women work at this scientist outpost.
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[11Home-Conservation]


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The water shortage in some areas of Virginia has many people thinking about water conservation.
And as Joy Sutton tells us, hardware can help out and cut your water consumption by almost half.
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From a new washing machine in the laundry room to a shower head in the bathroom, there are lots of water saving options available.
Conserving water can be as simple as installing a tap saver on a faucet in the kitchen or bathroom.
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((TERRY DAVIDSON/LOWES ASST. MANAGER: IT WILL TAKE THE WATER DOWN ABOUT 60 PERCENT OUT OF A TYPICAL FAUCET AND WHAT IT IS, IS A LITTLE DEAL CUTS BACK ON THE WATER...SO AGAIN IT'S LITTLE THINGS LIKE THAT PEOPLE CAN DO WILL REALLY CONSERVE WATER.))
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Put an ultra conservative shower head in the bathroom and save 40 to 60 percent of the water used with a normal head.
And getting rid of an older model toilet can also be a big water saver.
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: SINCE 1991 ALL NEW TOILETS HAD TO BE DESIGNED BY CODE TO USE LESS WATER. THE OLD TOILETS USED 3 AND A HALF GALLONS OF WATER AND THE NEW ONE USE ONLY 1.6))
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Coley Austin with Maytag says even using a dishwasher to wash dishes instead of the sink can save 3 to 8 gallons of water.
And a Neptune washing machine can help out in the laundry room.
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((COLEY AUSTIN/MAYTAG STORE OWNER: IT USES ABOUT HALF THE WATER OF A STANDARD WASHING MACHINE WHAT WE CALL A TOP LOAD WHAT PEOPLE ARE USE TO USING. THEY USE ABOUT 40 GALLONS PER LOAD OUR ONLY USES ABOUT 20))
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Adding some of hese hardware items to your home could cost as little as 3 dollars.
And remember - if you're conserving water, you're saving money on your water bill.
Joy Sutton, News 7.))










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Roanoke is providing recycled water to residents who want to water lawns or gardens but can't do so because of water restrictions.
The City normally discharges recycled water from the City Sewage Treatment Plant back into the Roanoke River.
But now Roanoke is making that recycled water available to residents... Officials stress it's for irrigation only.
Residents can take containers to the sewage treatment plant at the intersection of Brownlee Avenue and Kindred Street. A garden hose is available around the clock.



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There have been major changes inside the Roanoke police department.
There's no more traffic bureau and officers are writing fewer tickets.
Tina Tenret has the story.
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Still to come on News 7 Saturday Morning
Another group voices their opposition to AEP's proposed power line.
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and And if you're looking for a getaway where you can hike and fish you might want to check out the Cascades. Kimberly McBroom did and tell us more in this week's Time Off.

....... but first here are the bestselling books of the week.
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[soft music under][11Power-Line]


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Another environmental group says Southwest Virginia doesn't need a new high-voltage power line.
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Yesterday, the Sierra Club rallied against American Electric Power's proposal. [MAP]
The power company wants a new line, running from Wyoming County, West Virginia, to either Cloverdale or the Jacksons Ferry power station.
The Sierra Club said it's worried about air pollution and harm to Virginia's tourism industry.
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((ROBERT EGBERT/SIERRA CLUB: PEOPLE COME HERE FROM PLACES LIKE NEW YORK CITY, D.C.,NORFOLK, BECAUSE THEY WANT TO GET AWAY FROM IT ALL AND A.E.P. WANTS TO BRING IT ALL HERE.))
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A-E-P said it's impossible for a power line to pollute the air because power lines don't emit anything harmful.
Ultimately, the state decides if a 765-thousand volt line is the best way to back up our area's power supply.
Public hearings on the Jacksons Ferry proposal start next week.
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[11Carilion]


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Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital is among the top in America for cardiac care. U-S News and World Report won't officially release it's list of top hospitals until Monday -- but we've got an advanced look at the ones that made the cut..
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The guide to America's best hospitals for cardiac care ranks RMH among the elite in the nation.
The score is based on new advancements in the medical field, nursing programs and mortality rate -- and carries more than just prestige.
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((DR. PAUL FRANTZ/RMH CARDIAC SERVICES: I THINK PATIENTS, BEING CONSUMERS ARE MORE SENSITIVE AT LOOKING FOR INSTITUTIONS THAT DEMONSTRATE EXCELLENCE, THEY FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE PUTTING THEIR HEALTH CARE IN THEIR HANDS, IT ALSO ATTRACTS GOOD DOCTORS AND I THINK ONE OF THE KEY SUCCESSES IS THAT WE HAVE AN EXCELLENT CORE OF PHYSICIANS AND NURSES.))
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The America's Best Hospitals issue of U-S News & World Report appears on newsstands Monday, July 12.
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[Cascades]


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It's called the most popular spot in the Jefferson National Forest...
Generations have discovered the beauty and fun of the Cascades in Giles county.
Kimberly McBroom takes us there in this week's "Time Off".
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(( They're not as large as Niagara Falls... but they're no less awe-inspiring.
Water from six streams feeds into the Giles county Cascades, which pour 66 feet downward.
The Jefferson National Forest acquired the Cascades nearly four decades ago.
And year after year, it's the setting for many a summer outing.
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((JIM LAIGNEL/FOREST RECREATION MANAGER: YOU'LL FIND A LOT OF TECH STUDENTS THAT BRING THEIR FAMILIES BACK, SAYING "I WENT TO SCHOOL HERE 20 YEARS AGO" AND THEY'VE GOT THEIR GRANDKIDS AND THEY'RE WALKING THE TRAIL AND STUFF.)) [RUNS:10]
The loop trail is four- miles long, and attracts nearly 160- thousand hikers each year.
Earlier this year, the forest service added this new log bridge.
The creek below is a fly- fisherman's dream-- stocked with plenty of Rainbow Trout.
While it's still babbling, the creek is running low on water this year, due to the lack of rain.
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((JIM LAIGNEL/FOREST RECREATION MANAGER: ALL THE STREAMS AROUND HERE, INCLUDING CASCADES HERE ARE WAY DOWN. I'VE NEVER SEEN CASCADES THIS LOW BEFORE. BIG STONEY CREEK, WHICH IS THE NEXT CREEK OVER IS DOWN, AS WELL. IT'S MAKING IT BAD FOR FIRE SEASON. WE DON'T USUALLY ENFORCE FIRE SEASON DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS, BUT WE'RE ASKING PEOPLE TO WATCH THEIR CAMPFIRES AND PUT OUT THEIR CIGARETTES.)) [RUNS:20]
Stone signs are also posted throughout the recreation areas to discourage littering and vandalism.
And with slippery terrain at the foot of the cascades, safety is a MUST.
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: AS TEMPTING AS IT MAY BE FOR THE ADVENTUROUS TYPE TO CLIMB THE FALLS, IT IS AGAINST THE LAW. FOREST SERVICE OFFICIALS SAY FIVE PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES TRYING, AND AT LEAST 25 PEOPLE ARE INJURED EACH YEAR.)) [RUNS:12]
Wading in the shallow water IS allowed....
But there's enough of a mist in the air from the Cascades to keep you cool.
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((JIM LAIGNEL/FOREST RECREATION MANAGER: IT'S NEVER ABOVE 75. I'VE NEVER SEEN IT THAT HIGHS. USUALLY, IT'S ABOUT 65 TO 70. IT COULD BE 100 DOWN IN THE PARKING LOT. BUT IT'S REAL COOL. PEOPLE STAY UP HERE QUITE A WHILE, ONCE THEY GET UP HERE BECAUSE IT'S SO COOL.)) [RUNS:11]
It's still a good idea to bring along some cool bottled water for the trip...and a pair of good hiking shoes.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Giles County.))






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If Tim Nester needed a helping hand-- there would probably be a limited number of people lining up to help the Carroll County farmer.
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You see-- Nester raises MILLIONS of bees and then markets their honey.
Nester says its hard to describe why he enjoys beekeeping other than the fact he's been working with honey bees since he was a child.
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((TIM NESTER/CARROLL CO. BEEKEEPER: IT'S JUST SOMETHING TO MESS WITH THAT'S ABOUT ALL YOU CAN SAY ABOUT IT, SORT OF LIKE A HOBBY, BUT AN OVERSIZED HOBBY BECAUSE LIKE I SAID, YOU'VE GOT 85 STANDS OF BEES, LIKE A LOT OF HOBBIES, IT GETS TO BE MORE THAN WHAT YOU STARTED OUT WITH.))
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Nester is the subject of this week's Virginia Profile.
To hear more-- tune in tomorrow at 8 for NEWS 7 Sunday Morning.
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[Lighthouse]


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A guiding light will soon shine again off the North Carolina coast.
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The long journey for the nation's tallest lighthouse is over.
The 129-year-old Cape Hatteras traveled 29-hundred feet along rails to it's new home onto this concrete slab.
The move took three weeks.
But the work is not over yet.
Once on the pad, the steel rails will be replaced by supports and 140-thousand bricks will surround the lighthouse.

That's expected to take about six weeks.
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The move cost 10-million dollars. They were put out for the first time in 50 years on March 1st. The lighthouse's twin beacons are supposed to be re-lit on Labor Day.