[7e-City-Council]

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Roanoke is looking to calm the waters after last week's war of words with the county.
Scott Goldberg reports THIS week the city is hoping for action to resolve the water crisis.
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[SUPER=01-Jim Ritchie/Acting City Manager; :06 -- QUICK]
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(( When Jim Ritchie spoke in front of city council, the acting city manager sounded contrite.
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((JIM RITCHIE: THE COUNTY HAS BEEN VERY, VERY COOPERATIVE.))
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It was just last week that Ritchie wrote a letter to County Supervisors Chairman Bob Johnson ... [pre pro of Ritchie's letter]
Accusing Johnson of holding the city "hostage" during its water crisis.
That was after Johnson set an August 20th deadline for working out a deal to sell the city county water.
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((JIM RITCHIE: WE NEED COUNTY WATER AND THEY REALIZE THAT.))
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City Council still isn't convinced that buying county water is the best way to refill Carvins Cove.
But it gave a vote of confidence to Ritchie and the way he's been navigating through the water crisis.
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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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Ritchie said city and county water teams plan get back to the bargaining table ... and he's optimistic that THIS week ideas will flow faster than angry words.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.
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[7E-Conservationist]


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The nationwide death toll from the heatwave has now climbed to 218.
And because of the heat and sustained drought Federal officials have declared West Virginia and parts of Virginia disaster areas making farmers eligible for low-interest loans.
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Meantime, in Roanoke Water restrictions have been in place for a few weeks now.
Kate Weidaw shows us how one resident is coping.'

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((WAYNE BROWN/WATER CONSERVATIONIST: YOU BRING THAT GARDEN HOSE UP HERE AND HOOK IT TO THE PUMP AND YOU WATER EVERYTHING.))
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Roanoke city resident Wayne Brown is doing all he can to save water because of the drought. Twice a week he drives to the county to fill his 100 gallon tank with recycled water but it doesn't stop there.

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((WAYNE BROWN/WATER CONSERVATIONIST: I'VE BEEN USING SHOWER WATER. I HAVE A PAN IN THE SINK WHERE ALL THE WATER GOES INTO THE PAN IF WE HAVE DRINKING WATER IF WE HAVE EXCESS WE THROW IT INTO THE PAN.))
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Even his fountain is running on recycled water.
He keeps his cars clean by hooking up this pressure washer to the tank --- it uses about 18 gallons of water.


And for those occasional rain showers a rain gauge keeps track of how much falls - then he uses it .
Brown says his efforts aren't complicated.
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((WAYNE BROWN/WATER CONSERVATIONIST: IT'S NOT REAL EXPENSIVE AND IT DOESN'T TAKE LONG TO FILL UP AT THE COUNTY AND IF YOU HAVE A YARD AND YOU LIKE TO KEEP YOUR PLANTS UP THAT'S HOW YOU DO IT.))
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Brown even says its fun - and hopes others will try it and agree.
Kate Weidaw News7 Roanoke.))

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Taking a look at your Tuesday forecast...we will see another break from the heat with sunny and pleasant weather. There will be light winds out of the north west that help make our mid 80's temps comfortable. Tonight look will have clear skies and a light breeze, temps will drop to the mid 50's...a definite departure from last week's heat. The extended outlook promises to be of this bareable weather ith temperatures in the upper 80's.


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[45E-Drowning]


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The search continues this morning in Claytor lake for a swimmer who is feared dead.
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The 49- year old, who's name has NOT been released, disappeared Sunday night while swimming in Snowville.
Yesterday, state police divers searched in water more than a hundred feet deep-- with little visibility.
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((CLAY OVERHOLT/VA STATE POLICE DIVER: TO START WITH YOU CAN SEE PROBABLY TEN OR FIFTEEN FEET WITH A LIGHT, IT'S REAL SILTY SO ONCE YOU GO SWIMMING AROUND A LITTLE BIT, YOU STIR IT UP, IT GOES MOSTLY BY TOUCH AT THAT POINT.))
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A search dog was brought in from North Carolina to try to pinpoint the area where the man apparently went under.

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[45E-Bedford-Fugitive]


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After escaping from Bedfround County authorities -- an assault suspect is back behind bars.
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Edgar Barfield - seen here in a jail house interview - was recaptured Friday in Wayne County, North Carolina.
Barfield escaped from Roanoke County deputies Wednesday when he went to use a restroom at a Montvale convenience store.
He had been in jail in Virginia Beach for allegedly burning a cross.
Roanoke County authorities were transporting him on separate assault charges.
He will be taken back to Virginia Beach and now faces escape charges.
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[45E-Double-Fatal]


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Another accident on Interstate 81 has claimed two lives.
Yesterday a motorist traveling north bound lost control of the car, crossed the median, and struck a pickup truck traveling south.
A tractor trailer traveling behind the pickup swerved to avoid the accident and went over the embankment.
The driver of the pickup -- 64 year old Bradley Gallespie of Marion was killed in the accident as well as the tractor trailer driver.


[45Lawsuit]


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The wife of a Georgia truck driver who was killed in a collision on Interstate 81 has filed a lawsuit against another trucker and his employer.
It was filed yesterday in federal court and seeks unspecified damages.
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The June 19th crash occurred in Roanoke County when one of three empty tractors being pulled ``piggy-back'' by James Blake came loose.
The loose vehicle crossed the median, running head-on into a rig driven by Robert Garrard The Third. Garrard was killed.
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Blake was charged after the crash with failing to keep his load maintained, but a judge dismissed the case for lack of

evidence linking to the driver to do hitching the rigs. [45E-Water-System]


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With no rain in sight, residents of one Southside community they're hoping a new project will help fix their water problems.
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For three years, Sandy Level residents like Agnes Joyce have had frequent water shortages lasting for days... and water that smells and tastes bad.
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((AGNES JOYCE/SANDY LEVEL RESIDENT: IT HAS A PRETTY BAD, PRETTY BAD TASTE. AND SOME DAYS YOU CAN MAYBE DRINK IT, BUT I DON'T. BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, I'M AFRAID OF SOMETHING LIKE THAT.))
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Henry County officials said that they're beginning construction of a one-point-three million dollar water system to fix the problem.
It'll replace the privately-owned water tower that residents have paid to get their water from for decades.
The new Sandy Level water pump station will pipe in clean water from Eden, North Carolina.
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Officials say they hope to have the new water system up and running early next year.
It's funded by state and county grants.

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Taking a moment now to check the forecast...
Sunny and pleasant today with highs in the mid 80s.
Clear overnight, with lows in the upper 50s.
The five day forecast stays much the same....with not much chance of rain...partly cloudy this week with highs in the 80s...lows in the 60s.

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[8E-Warner]


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U-S Senator John Warner is making an effort to provide assistance for growers in Virginia and other states.
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Warner appeared in the New River Valley yesterday afternoon campaigning for fellow Republicans Barbara Chrisley and Jim Jones.
Before that, he met with experts at Virginia Tech who briefed him on the impact the drought is having on farmers.
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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 is a former cattleman and former member of the Senate Agriculture committee.
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[8E-New-Castle]


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Check-out at the New Castle Mick-or Mack will take on a new look.
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The downtown Mick-or-Mack has been selling groceries since 1954. Soon shoppers will have more room--in a building five times bigger. But not everything will change--owner Harris Carper plans to keep the same friendly atmosphere that customers love.

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((HE'S ALWAYS GLAD TO SEE YOU AND HE'S REALLY SINCERE. HE REALLY IS GLAD TO SEE YOU. YOU JUST FEEL SO WELCOME.))
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This is truly a family business -- Carper's father used to own it and his own two sons work there. They are all excited about the changes.
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((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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With over 40 people on staff--the new store will become New Castle's biggest employer. Carper says favorites like custom-cut meat won't change--just things like the size of the aisles and computerized cash registers.
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[8E-Appomattox-School]


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Hundreds of people turned out for a public hearing on the issue of what to do with the existing Appomattox Elementary school.
Steve Smallshaw tells us citizens are at odds over whether the current school is historic or just plain old.
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(( On the surface, it seems like an easy math question.. should you build a brand- new elementary school for 10-point-8 million dollars or spend even MORE money to renovate the existing school.
Educators who have sweated out the years at Appomattox Elementary say they know the answer.
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((NANCY WILLIAMS/FAVORS NEW SCHOOL: GIVE US A SCHOOL THAT'S NOT OVERHEATED AND OVERCROWDED. WE HAVE A HARD TIME IMAGINING HOW THIS BUILDING CAN BE RENOVATED WHILE WE'RE HERE.))
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But some say progress would come at the expense of heritage.
Appomattox Elementary is built around the old Carver- Price School.. this four- room section that once stood alone as the county's only school for black children.
It was named in part for Mozella Price, who served more than 40 years as the superintendent of the county's black school system before integration.
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Carver- Price alumni, who rose to recite their school song, aren't ready to abandon that legacy.
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((MCKINLEY TANNER/FAVORS RENOVATING OLD SCHOOL: WILL A NEW SCHOOL MAGICALLY INCREASE THE QUALITY OF S-O-L SCORES OR BE A GUARANTEE THAT AN INCREASE IN PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WILL ADVANCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL?))
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[Standup 20:40:20] ((County officials say it's likely they'll ask a second architectural group to study the project and come up with a new set of price estimates. So a decision on whether to renovate or build a new school probably won't come until after the November elections. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Appomattox.))
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Turning our attention now to weather...
Lots of sun again today...lows humidity...and cooler temperatures.
Highs this afternoon near 85..
Clear overnight, with lows in the upper 50s.
The extended forecast is partly cloudy, with highs in the mid 80s...lows in the 60s.
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