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The city hopes to bury the hatchet... and start making progress with Roanoke County.

We'll hear from the Acting City Manager on NEWS 7 at SIX in just a moment.
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And Mick or Mack makes its move in New Castle... Craig County's largest employer bringing some hi-tech ideas to a new location.
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In sports, we will take a closer look at the Redskins quarterbacks for this season, Tiger and Duval get ready to square off,
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[VO-NAT]


and believe it or not....high school football is back again. X's and O's from Salem and Glenvar.
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Looking at a cooler, but continued dry forecast. Full details ahead.
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((THE COUNTY HAS BEEN VERY, VERY COOPERATIVE.))
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[vo-nat]
Roanoke extends an olive branch ...
Trying to calm stormy water negotiations.
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[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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There's still no solution to Roanoke's crisis.
But today a wave of optimism rolled through city council ... as the city looks forward to renewed water talks with the county.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Microwave]


Scott Goldberg was at the city council meeting today and is in South Roanoke tonight.
[Live= Scott Full/Microwave]
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Keith ... last week city residents flooded city council with phone calls ...
They were fed up with water negotiations that produced some angry words but no action.
Tonight ... there's hope from downtown that city and county officials hope this week will be more productive. ((rollcue: this week will be more productive.))
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[SUPER=01-Jim Ritchie/Acting City Manager;]
[SUPER=01-Jim Trout/City Councilman;]
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((When he assumed his new role in April, acting City Manager Jim Ritchie was warned about this.
Roanoke's utilities director told Ritchie: finding a way to refill Carvins Cove would be his toughest job.
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((JIM RITCHIE: I BELIEVED HIM THEN AND BOY DO I BELIEVE HIM NOW.))
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[OUT Q=BELIEVE HIM NOW]


Now, Ritchie's doing his best not to get swept away in the political undercurrent that got stronger last week.
It started with a letter to the mayor ... County Supervisors chairman Bob Johnson set an August 20th deadline for working out a deal to sell the city county water.
Ritchie wrote back: the county was holding the city hostage during a drought.
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[IN Q=we need]

((RITCHIE: WE NEED COUNTY WATER. AND THEY REALIZE THAT.))
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This week, the goal is kinder, gentler negotiations.
City and county water teams have scheduled meetings and will report back to Ritchie.
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[SOT 39:49]
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((RITCHIE: WE AGREED TO RENEW EFFORTS AND DISCUSSIONS IN GOOD FAITH AND WE'VE DONE THAT.))
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And from city council, accused by some of not taking the water crisis seriously ... taking too much time to explore too many options ... the message this week is: In Ritchie, we trust.
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((JIM TROUT: HE SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED AND I HOPE COUNCIL FEELS THE SAME WAY FOR HIM TO GO AHEAD AND KEEP WORKING ON THE PROBLEM.))
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From the county tonight:
We're told county staffers gathered at the administration building to watch the city council meeting live on TV.
And we're told there was a positive reaction to what Jim Ritchie had to say.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Microwave]


Keith.


[Drought-Aid]


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The federal government is offering aid to farmers hit hard by the drought.
Today, President Clinton declared fourteen counties in Virginia, and the entire state of West Virginia, drought disaster areas.
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This morning, Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman toured a family farm near Charles Town, West Virginia for a first hand look at the crop damage.
And in Washington, President Clinton offered emergency assistance.
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The list of Virginia counties includes Alleghany, Augusta, Bath, Bland, Buchanan, Craig, Giles, Highland, and Tazewell.

[Warner]


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John Warner is trying to secure another source of funding for farmers.
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Today the Senator spoke with experts at Virginia Tech, who briefed him on the impact the drought is having on farmers and residents.
Warner is a former cattleman and former member of the Senate Agriculture committee.
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VIRGINIA: THIS WEEK ON THE FLOOR OF THE SENATE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THE AGRICULTURE APPROPRIATIONS BILL UP AND I AND OTHER SENATORS ARE WORKING TO SEE WHETHER OR NOT WE CAN PUT IN SOME FINANCIAL PROVISIONS TO HELP FARMERS AT THIS CRITICAL TIME.))
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Warner was also in the New River Valley to campaign on behalf of fellow Republicans Barbara Chrisley and Jim Jones.


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They're making progress on three Rockbridge County forest fires - prolonged by dry conditions and sparked by lightning.
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Firefighters spent the weekend trying to control fires in parts of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.
Yesterday a one-acre fire on Pinnacle was brought under control, while today fire fighters expected to contain a twenty-three acre fire on Lone Mountain and a fifteen-acre fire on Elephant Mountain.
115 people worked to extinguish the flames. A helicopter carrying water is being used.
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Divers are continuing to search for a Montgomery County man who apparently drowned last night in Claytor Lake.

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The 49- year old, who's name has NOT been released, disappeared while swimming with his stepson.
Barry Elliot says the two were trying to swim to their boat when his stepfather said he couldn't make it and began to panic.
A search dog was brought in this morning to help state police try to locate the area where the man went under.
At least twice, the dog appeared to make a hit.
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[IN Q=When you]

((GREG PRATT/CANINE HANDLER: WHEN YOU DIE, YOUR INSIDES START DECAYING, BLOWING OFF A GAS AND THAT'S WHAT SHE'S DETECTING IS THE GASSES THAT HE'S BLOWING OFF, IN THE FIRST 12- HOURS THE BREATH IS ALL SHE NEEDS.))
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State police are searching water that's more than a hundred feet deep.
Tonight-- rescue crews say they'll drag the lake to allow the divers time to rest.
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A suspected cross burner who escaped police custody in Bedford County is behind bars again.
Details when we return.
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And the Mick or Mack has served 3 generations in downtown New Castle.
Now the grocery store is in for a big change.
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A federal judge says Virginia's latest efforts in its fight to limit out-of-state trash are "bordering on frivolous."
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Texas-based trash hauler Waste Management Incorporated took Virginia to court in June.
Federal Judge James Spencer agreed to block Virginia's new limits on out-of-state trash.
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Today, the state argued that New York City should be part of the lawsuit, to show a conspiracy.
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((WELL WE INTEND, AND WE STILL INTEND, ALTHOUGH A SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT ROUTE, WE INTEND TO UNCOVER EVERY DOCUMENT WE CAN THAT SHOWS WHY IT IS THAT NONE OF THE GARBAGE FROM NEW YORK CITY IS GOING TO UPSTATE NEW YORK. WHY IS ALL THAT GARBAGE COMING DOWN HERE? A MUCH FARTHER ROUTE. YOU CANNOT TELL ME THAT THAT IS COINCIDENCE.))
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Judge Spencer ruled against bringing New York into the suit, saying:
"If you all want to have a mudslinging contest with New York City, fine. But you won't do it here."
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Roanoke Congressman Bob Goodlatte says George W- Bush is his man... for President.
The Republican representative announced his endorsement of Bush today.
Goodlatte says Bush understands the importance of technology jobs in the new economy and he looks forward to working with Bush to, quote, "lessen government's grasp on hard-working Americans."
Governor Gilmore's office announced Goodlatte's endorsement.
Gilmore is chairman of the Bush for President campaign in Virginia.


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The search is over for a prisoner who escaped custody in Bedford County.
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32 year old Edgar Barfield - seen here in a jail house interview - was recaptured Friday in Wayne County, North Carolina.
He had been in jail in Virginia Beach for allegedly burning a cross.
Barfield escaped from Roanoke County deputies Wednesday when he went to use a bathroom in a Montvale convenience store.
Roanoke County authorities were transporting him on separate assault charges.
He will be taken back to Virginia Beach and now face escape charges.
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[Hostage-Clarification]


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A Montgomery County businessman wants his friends and customers to know that the domestic dispute and police standoff that made the news yesterday involved ANOTHER man with the same name.
The story did NOT involve the Daniel Meredith who owns Frank H. Wills & Sons Paving company.

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Stocks rebounded early - -then took a downturn late in the session today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow lost another nine points.
Nasdaq fell 15.
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[Water-System]


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Residents of one Southside community are looking forward to an end to their water problems.
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For the past three years, more than 110 Sandy Level residents have complained of water that tastes and smells bad - and frequent water shortages.
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((AGNES JOYCE/SANDY LEVEL RESIDENT: IT'S REALLY BEEN ROUGH ON SCHOOL HOURS AND SCHOOL DAYS. ON ACCOUNT OF KIDS GOING TO SCHOOL, HAVING TO CATCH THE BUS, HAVEN'T HAD A BATH AND SOME GOING TO WORK, CAN'T GET A BATH, GOT TO BE LATE FOR WORK. SO IT'S ROUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Agnes Joyce/Sandy Level Resident;]
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[OUT Q=for work. So, it's rough.]
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[VO-NAT]


Henry County announced today that it's beginning construction on a one-point-three million dollar water project for Sandy Level.
It will replace a privately-owned water tower that residents have used for decades.
A water pump station will be built in Sandy Level to pipe in fresh water from Eden, North Carolina to residents' homes.
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County officials expect to complete the project by the end of the year.
It's being funded with grants from the state and county.

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high school football practice bwegan today, we will check in with Salem and Glenvar, another honor for Galax favortie golfing son Tom McKnight,
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and Mike Stevens gets up close and personal with the Redskins quarterbacks.
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[S-Salem]


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The high school football season is underway as teams were able to start practice today.
The defending state champions, Salem Spartans were out enforce, but the troops are young this year.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Only seven starters return from last season's undefeated team--the quarterback and two backs and on defense the Spartans return the nose guard, a tackle and two linebackers.
White says he and his staff will work on building the offensive and defensive lines, but he says this team has to stand on its own.
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Glenvar is trying to improve on last season's four and six record. Seth Noonkester is gone at quarterback, so Junior Brandon Carroll will step into the starting position.
THe Highlanders return 15 starters, eight of those are on defense.
Coach Brian Hooker says that experience should help make needed improvements on defense.
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[S-Quarters]


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[DO NOT EDIT ON THIS TAPE!!!!]
The Redskins have experienced some changes this season. New faces from the owner's spot to the quarterback position.

Mike Stevens talks with the team's new signal callers about this season.
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[OUT Q=...news 7 sports."]
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Most NFL football players retire in their late 30's. Today, Green Bay Packers receiver Robert Brooks stepped away from the game at 29.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Green Bay, WI; :00]


Brooks made the announcement at a news conference. His seven year career has been slowed by injuries to his knee, back and hamstrings. But his dream of playing in the NFL has come true.
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[S-Golf]


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Galax native an former U.S. Open amateur runner up Tom McKnight has been named to the U.S. Walker Cup Team, which competes September 11th and 12th in Scottland. He is one of 10 players that will play on the team.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]


tonight at 8, Tiger Woods will square off in an 18 hole match against David Duvall at Sherwood Country Club in Southern California in the first ever primetime televised event of it's kind. The winner pockets a million, the loser half that.
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A family business takes on a new look and becomes New Castle's biggest employer. Intern Reporter Juliet Bickford has the story on how the expanding business is trying to keep its small town atmosphere.
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[SOT 1:29:36]
[IN Q=Customers have]
[SUPER=03-New Castle; :02]
[SUPER=01-Harris Carper/ Store Owner; :20]
[SUPER=01-Juliet Bickford/ Reporting; :31]
[SUPER=01-Mike Carper/ General Manager; :44]
[SUPER=01-Thecla Frantz/ Shopper; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Frank/ County Administrator; 1:15]
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((full nats: cash register ringing))
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Customers have been shopping in the downtown Mick-or-Mack since 1954. Soon it will be located in a building five times bigger--with more than 40 employees. Harris Carper remembers seeing his father run the store and he says the new building is more than he'd hoped for.
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[IN Q=It's a dream]

((IT'S A DREAM THAT I NEVER THOUGHT WOULD COME TRUE. IT DIDN'T DAWN ON ME UNTIL 3 YEARS AGO.))
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[OUT Q=ago.]

Business had picked up and they were outgrowing the cramped store. About that time--a third generation of Carpers got involved--the owner's two sons. The family business wasn't the original plan for one son--until he tried other jobs.
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[SOT 17:56:42]
[IN Q=we all]

((WE ALL KNOW YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ELSE TO SEE HOW GREEN THE GRASS IS WHERE YOU LEFT OFF.))
[RUNS=7]
[OUT Q=off.]

They hope things will be better in the new building--with wider aisles and computerized cash registers, among other things. They aren't going to change everything--the meat department will be bigger but the same quality.
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[SOT 17:49:19]
[IN Q=well]

((WELL, I THINK THEY'RE MEAT'S SUPERIOR TO ANYTHING IN VIRGINIA THAT I'VE FOUND. I ALWAYS COME HERE.))
[RUNS=4]
[OUT Q=here]

Everyone agrees that the new store is a welcome change. The County Administrator says it will revitalize the downtown--but something will be missing.
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[SOT 17:33:29]
[IN Q=It's a little]

((IT'S A LITTLE BITTERSWEET. I THINK I'M GONNA MISS THE SIGN OUT FRONT THAT SAYS CASH TALKS.))
[RUNS=7]
[OUT Q=talks.]

Carper says the sign complete with slogan will be displayed in the foyer of the new store when it opens in two weeks.

Juliet Bickford, News 7, New Castle.))











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