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Tonight on NEWS 7:

A progress report on Roanoke residents and their water conservation efforts.
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The rape trial of Jim Druckenmiller begins in Christiansburg with jury selection still underway.
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And we'll have the latest news from New England on the search for John Kennedy, Junior's, plane.

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Tonight in sports, the Avalanche are welcoming some special gueats tonight. We'll have a progress report on the expansion of Scott Stadium at UVa.
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And Hendrick Motorsports announces a new sponsor and driver for its 25 car.
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When you are under a thunderstorm these days, it's a soaker. But your friends and neighbors may still be dry. We will explain in a moment. [open]
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Another deadly accident on Interstate 81. A car and a mini-van collided this afternoon, killing two people.
Four others were hurt.
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Kate Weidlaw is at the scene, where traffic is still backed up.
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Concern about the short-term future of Roanoke's water supply is growing on City Council.
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Eric Earnhart was there this afternoon when Council members were briefed on the situation. [Take Eric full]
Keith the message tonight, yes it's been raining, but at Carvin's Cove, it's not helping.
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(( The flood warning rain gauge at Carvin's Cove keeps an un-necessary vigil this summer, it's solar powered antenna beaming data into a mostly dry sky to its Internet site... where recent rainfall totals come up as a long line of zeros.

Even the heavy storm that pounded parts of Roanoke yesterday, flooding some streets, only registered 3 tenths of an inch at the Carvin's Cove filtration plant.

The good news, water conservation in Roanoke is working.

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((JIM RITCHIE/ACTING CITY MANAGER; WE ARE GETTING RESULTS, MOST OF OUR CITIZENS APPEAR TO ME TO HAVE TAKEN THIS PROGRAM TO HEART, THEY'RE TAKING IT SERIOUSLY AND THEY ARE COMMITTED TO US GETTING THROUGH THIS SITUATION. ))
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But even with MOST people complying, consumption was down 8 percent in the first two weeks of July, the City's goal is 20 percent.

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(( DIANE AKERS/ASST. CITY MANAGER; MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION WENT INTO EFFECT ON JULY 7TH, SO FOR ABOUT HALF THE TIME, MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION HAS BEEN IN EFFECT, AND WE'VE HAD 8 PERCENT REDUCTION SO THAT IS GOOD NEWS AND AS TIME GOES ON WE'LL KNOW MORE. ))
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For council, the sense of urgency is increasing, as they anticipate the next level of water restrictions to hit around labor day.

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(( CARROLL SWAIN/COUNCIL MEMBER; IF THE WEATHER CONDITIONS DO NOT IMPROVE AND WE DO NOT GET MORE RAIN, MORE WATER, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A TREMENDOUS SHORTFALL EVENTUALLY.))
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((KIT KISER/ROANOKE UTILITIES DIRECTOR; WE KNOW IF IT DOESN'T RAIN OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME WE WILL HAVE A SHORTFALL, WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS MANAGE THE AMOUNT OF WATER WE HAVE LEFT UNTIL WE DO HAVE SOME SIGNIFICANT RAIN.))
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If the rain does NOT come, and Carvin's Cove becomes unusable, there are not enough alternate sources to replace it, and not enough time to create an alternate water source.
There is nothing the city can do to FIX this problem... all they can do is buy time... Keith...
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It rained for a few minutes downtown late today.
Let's see what Robin Reed can tell us. [MCU]ROBIN IN WX OFFICE
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Tommy Strickler's fate is resting right now with a federal appeals court in Richmond.
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His attorneys are asking the U.S. Fourth Circuit to stop his scheduled execution this Wednesday.
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So far, there hasn't been a decision.
Last Friday, a U.S. District judge declined to rule on the merits of Strickler's case.
Strickler is set to die for the murder of Leann Whitlock, a James Madison University student from Roanoke.
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Autopsies have confirmed what police already knew about two people who died during a domestic fight in Campbell County Friday night.
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22- year- old Keandra Denise Carter suffered multiple stab wounds at the hands of her ex- boyfriend.. officials say she died from a lethal wound to the neck.
A Campbell County deputy responding to the call shot and killed 29- year- old Farrakhan Ali Wright after Wright charged at the deputy with a knife.
Eyewitnesses support the deputy's account ...that the shooting was justified.
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A Martinsville Sheriff's deputy was shot by another deputy this afternoon inside the city municipal building.
Martinsville police say the shooting was accidental and that both men involved are close friends.
The wounded deputy was shot in the thigh.
He was taken to Martinsville Memorial Hospital for treatment.
The names of the deputies have not been released.
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Jim Druckenmiller goes on trial for rape. Still ahead on News 7, how hard is it to find a jury.
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And a local flight instructor tells us about flying without instruments, and how that could have affected JFK Junior's deadly flight.
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The jury that will decide the guilt or innocenece of former Virginia Tech quarterback Jim Druceknmiller is now in place. Selecting the panel, though, wasn't easy given Druckenmiller's ties to the University.
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Teresa Hamilton is at the Montgomery County courthouse with the latest.
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More fallout in Danville from the firing of City Manager Ray Griffin earlier this month.
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Retired former DEPUTY City Manager Richard Turner has fired off an angry letter to the Mayor and City Council, condemning their handling of Griffin's dismissal.
In the letter, Turner says: "It is my opinion that the manner in which it was handled was, at best, very poor and will leave a blemish on the City Council and the City of Danville for some time."
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Turner also says that he hopes Council will publicly censure the Council members who leaked information about Griffin's termination from an executive session.

Council MAY choose to respond to the letter in a meeting tomorrow night.[Valleydale]


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Workers at Valleydale COULD go on strike if they don't get a new contract by this weekend.
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The union that represents 200 Salem meat packers points out: most contract talks go down to the wire.
The workers' current contract expires Sunday.
They're looking for what the union calls a substantial pay hike.
The average worker earns about eight- dollars- an hour now.
The union said most contract disputes are settled without a strike.
They'll vote on the company's latest offer this weekend... just hours before their current four-year deal runs out.
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A "down" day on Wall Street, but the losses were generally modest. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow dropped 22 points, falling below 11 thousand-200. NASDAQ fell 34.

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Bad weather has forced divers to suspend their search for the wreckage of John F. Kennedy Junior's plane. Today's mission shifted from a search and rescue to a search and recover--J-F-K junior, his wife Carolyn, and her sister Lauren Bessette are presumed dead.
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Around midday--divers set out to search two areas pinpointed by sonar as potential wreckage sites. Salvage ships were standing by to examine anything found. The N-T-S-B says the two sites examined were not part of the wreckage. They were unable to search other potential sites.
For the first time since the accident, the Bessette family, through a spokesperson, talked about the loss of their two daughters.
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((John and Carolyn were true soulmates and we hope to honor them in death in the simple manner they chose to live.))
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Stay tuned for complete coverage of the search on the C-B-S Evening News with Dan Rather.

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Without knowing the specific cause of the crash, there's been much debate over whether John Kennedy Junior should have been flying at all Friday night.
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Kennedy was not an instrument- certified pilot... which is to say he was not supposed to fly solely using instruments and no visual references.
Local flight instructors say instrument certification is the hardest rating of all to get, and requires twice as much time in the air as a regular pilot's license.
Instrument- rated pilots let the airplane... and not their own senses... control the flight.
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((CARL HALE/FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR: MOST PEOPLE RELY ON THEIR SENSES AND YOUR SENSES WILL LIE TO YOU AFTER A WHILE, OR REALLY LET YOU DOWN. YOU THINK YOU'RE FLYING LEVEL WHERE YOU'RE IN A TURN OR A DIVE OR WHATEVER, OR VICE VERSA IN SOME CASES. YOU GET TOTALLY DISORIENTED, VERTIGO SETS IN AND THEN YOU LOSE CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE.))
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Hale says even an instrument- certified pilot like himself would have thought twice before taking off into the hazy, dark conditions Kennedy was flying in Friday night.
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Women who want to give birth the old-fashioned way--using a midwife--could face fewer legal restrictions. But only if the Joint Health Commission subcommittee listens to midwife proponents. They say births assisted by midwives have no more complications than PHYSICIAN deliveries. As the law currently stands--it's illegal for anyone other than a registered nurse with special training to offer midwife services.




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Coming your way tonight on News 7 sports, Hendrick Motorsports breaks new ground with sponsorship and announces its driver for the year 2000.
Terry Holland still hasn't told Minnesota, thanks but no thanks.
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and we'll check out the soon to be completed expansion of Scott Stadium that will be ready for the season opener this Fall.
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The Salem Avalanche continues its current 10 game home stretch tonight as the team closes out its series with Wilmington. Game time tonight is at seven.
And if you don't give a hoot about the game you might when you hear this - Hootie and Blowfish will be at the game to throw out the first pitch tonight and sign autographs.
The band will be in concert tomorrow night at the Roanoke Civic Center with Shawn Mullins.



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University of Virginia athletic director Terry Holland still has not decided whether or not to take the head basketb
all coaching job at the University of Minnesota. It's been a week since news of his possible job change surfaced, and

since then Holland has
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taken sports fans in two states on a seemingly endless roller coaster ride.
Holland told reporters yesterday at the ACC meetings that the Minnesota job is now a long shot.
If that's the case he needs to take his name out of consideration so both UVa and Minnesota can get on with their da

ily duties.
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At least in one big respect, the University of Virgnia hasn't missed a beat during all of this Holland hysteria.
Scott Stadium's major face lift this summer is looking good..
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This two year construction project will ultimately add 15 thousand more seats to bring stadium capacity to 60 thousand-107 seats. The 79 million dollar project price tag also includes the reconstruction of Bryant Hall in the south end zone, which will now be located under the new south side seating. The stadium is also inclosed on three sides now. For this upcoming season, the lower south side seating, the locker rooms and a new plaza will be completed.
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The North end will remain open with grass seating, but the new plaza area for walking, we spoke of earlier, is under construction near the new jumbo tron. Bigger locker rooms and a media center are also being built. Seating for this upcoming season should be increased by 35 hundred and an upper deck in the south end zone is in the plans for the 2000-2001 season.
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In one of the worst kept secrets of the NASCAR season, Jerry Nadeau was formally introduced as the new driver of Hendrick Motorsports number 25 Chevy for the year 2000.
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The Public relations folks still did their best to keep the driver's identity a secret as Nadeau didn't take off his helmet until right before he stepped up to the podium.
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While his hiring was a bit antimactic, the sponsor for the new ride was a complete surprise as national homebuilder Michael Holigan announced his debut in NASCAR as a multi-million dollar player.
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They kept him on the edge of his seat, now the U-S Women's World Cup soccer team has made President Clinton an honorary member.
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Clinton welcomed the champions today at the White House.
He, Hillary and the Gores took in the game at the Rose Bowl on July 10th.
The U-S and China played to a scoreless tie after two overtimes.
The U-S finally won five-four on penalty kicks.
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The women appear on David Lettermen this week. [Wx-Tape]
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