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Students hit the ground running
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when they've been off just three weeks- -instead of all Summer.
We're back to school at Schoolfield Elementary in Danville to see how it's done.
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Also coming up on NEWS 7: truckloads of sick horses shipped in from Texas.

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In sports, The St. Louis Rams sign the Marshall plan to the tune of 45 million, we will have first round highlights of the Roanoke Valley Amateur golf tournament,
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and check in on the Pulaski County Cougars football practice, along with PH and Northside.
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An argument between father and son led to a lengthy standoff with police in Wytheville today. Investigators say the man at the center of it is a former sheriff's deputy .. who's run into trouble with the law before.
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Police went to arrest 50 year old Jackie Kitts .. after his father had left the home to take out a warrant against him.
When police arrived, Kitts refused to come out and authorities surrounded the home.
After talking with negotiators for several hours-- Kitts finally agreed to surrender.
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((H. L. AYERS/WYTHEVILLE POLICE DEPT.: IT ENDED PEACEFUL, WE NEVER DID SEE ANY WEAPONS OF ANY TYPE.))
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Kitts is a FORMER deputy and investigator with the Wythe County sheriff's department.
Wytheville police say they've answered similar calls at the Kitts home on at least three occasions.

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The Justice Department and VMI are about to go another round in federal court.
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The federal government has appealed Judge Jackson Kiser's latest ruling in the case to the U.S. Fourth Circuit in Richmond.
The main issue is how closely the courts should monitor the admission of women to V-M-I.
The new "rats" report in two weeks. This year, women will be part of the "cadre", the select group that supervises new cadets. But we won't be able to show you any of that; cameras have been banned.
V-M-I says upperclassmen felt media coverage intruded on their event.
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[Druckenmiller]


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Jim Druckenmiller's latest legal battle is on hold.
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The former Virginia Tech quarterback was named in a civil suit filed by two men who claim Druckenmiller took part in a fight outside a Blacksburg nightspot back in 1996.
The men were seeking damages for their injuries and there was supposed to be a hearing tomorrow.
But attorneys for the two men have filed a motion asking that Druckenmiller's name and that of three others be removed from the lawsuit.
However, the motion is worded so that they could be named again in the future.
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[Horse-Dealer]


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Three local families say they've been cheated -- by a Texas man who sold them horses with false medical papers.

29-year-old Bodee Baldwin was charged today -- he's free on bond in Texas.
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Tina Tenret talked to people who say they were conned.
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Keith, whenever horses are taken across state lines they have to be tested because if they have certain diseases, they must be killed or quarantined forever.
Well, Bodee Baldwin is charged with faking these medical papers.
According to one family who bought a horse -- Baldwin would bring the animals in by the truckload from Texas, set them up at Smith Mountain Lake, run ads in the paper and pull in crowds of potential buyers.
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(( Roany was a special gift -- 11-year-old April's first horse.
Her father bought him a year and a half ago for 23-hundred-dollars.
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((JIM GARRISON/HORSE OWNER: IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD QUARTERHORSE. EVERYTHING WAS TOLD TO US, HIS WHOLE LIFE HISTORY PRETTY MUCH. SHORTLY THEREAFTER WE CAME TO FIND OUT HE WAS REALLY 28 OR 29 YEARS OLD WHICH IS REALLY OLD FOR A HORSE.)) [RUNS16]
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Then came hundreds of dollars in medical and feed bills -- money he says he would not have spent on a young horse.
And April found out she couldn't ride him for very long.
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((AT THE TIME, AT THE BARN I WAS AT, I WAS DOING HUNTERS JUMPING AND I HAD PLANNED TO TRAIN ROANY TO DO THAT BUT WHEN WE FOUND OUT HE WAS 28, WE DIDN'T WANT TO PUT THAT MUCH STRESS ON HIM. BUTT BUTT BUTT ROANIE MAY BE OLD, BUT WE LOVE HIM JUST THE SAME. SO THAT'S ONE GOOD THING THAT CAME OUT OF THIS WHOLE THING. WE STILL HAVE A PET WE CAN LOVE ON.)) [RUNS24]
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Bodee Baldwin is due back in Roanoke later this month so his trial date can be set.
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He faces up to 30 years in prison and a maximum fine of one and a half million dollars.
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The "Big Game" winner steps forward. His story is still ahead on News 7 at 6.
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And the N-R-A is helping Boy Scouts build a new rifle range.
They say it promotes safety. Critics say the scouts are accepting money from the wrong people.
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The body of a Montgomery County man was recovered today in Claytor Lake.
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[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Yesterday;] 49- year old Darrell Waugh of Pilot drowned Sunday evening while swimming near Sno

wville.
His body was discovered by authorities around 8:30 this morning along the shoreline.
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Governor Gilmore today appointed a former state Education Secretary to Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors.
Beverly Sgro was Virginia's top education official under Governor George Allen.
Gilmore also appointed Budget Motels chairman William Latham and Roanoke attorney Donald Johnson to the Tech board.


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The National Rifle Association gave the Boy Scouts a gift today:
Six thousand dollars to build a rifle range in Pulaski County.
The NRA wants to teach gun safety there ...
But Scott Goldberg reports critics are firing back, questioning the group's motives.
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((SOUND: GUNSHOT))
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When gun control advocates talk about getting guns out of the hands of kids ...
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They're usually not talking about taking rifles out of the hands of Boy Scouts.
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((BOY SCOUT: IT'S FUN))
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((DAVE CLARK: WE'RE PROMOTING FIREARM SAFETY AND MARKSMANSHIP AND RESPONSIBILITY.))
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But when the Boy Scouts are given money to build a new shooting range ...
And that money comes from the National Rifle Association ...
Gun critics are given a new round of ammo.
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((NATSOUND: GUN SHOT, KID POPS SHELL.))
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[WEBSITE]
The group "Virginians Against Handgun Violence" says there's nothing inherently wrong with scout rifle ranges. [group of nra guys/scout leaders]
What's wrong, the group says, is taking money from people who lobby against any kind of firearms restrictions.
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((BILL LIPES: GUN CONTROL IS NOT IN MY VOCABULARY.))
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Virginians Against Handgun Violence says that, in fighting gun control, "The NRA supports policies designed to put MORE guns in the hands of kids."
And that ... in the wake of mass shootings like last week's massacre in Atlanta .... "Taking money from the NRA is the moral equivalent of taking money from the KKK."
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((BILL LIPES: I'M SAYING THAT GUNS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM. EMPHATICALLY.))
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The real problem, says the NRA's Bill Lipes, is people who don't use guns responsibly.
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((LIPES: THE GENTLEMAN IN ATLANTA WHO DID SO MUCH CARNAGE KILLED HIS KIDS WITH A HAMMER AND THEN PUT THEM IN A TUB OF WATER. YOU GOING TO TELL US WE CAN'T HAVE HAMMERS TO BUILD FACILITIES?))
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((NATSOUND: ANY SOUND LEFT ON RIFLE RAGE?))
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At scout camp, kids and guns coexist without violence.
It's an image the NRA likes.
But to critics it's a guise ... political cover for a group fighting laws to keep bigger guns away from bad people.
Scott Goldberg, News-7, Pulaski County.
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[Big-Game]


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The latest Big Game winners are a couple from Tennessee.
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43-year-old Randy Kerfoot won the 110-million dollar prize from playing the lottery in a Georgia convenience store. He says he drove all night with the ticket to cash it in. Kerfoot picked the cash option and will get almost 39 million dollars after taxes. He and his wife both work at car dealerships -- and they'll lose their company cars when they give up their jobs. The first purchase will be a couple new cars.
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The infants at one local hospital aren't the only ones being pampered.
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The new suites at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center are designed to indulge and relax expectant mothers. Private bathrooms are equipped with Jacuzzi jets for luxury of to relieve labor pain. And once patients are settled in their room -- they never have to leave again.
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((CLEO WILLIAMS/DIRECTOR PEDIATRIC SERVICES: THE MOTHER ACTUALLY COMES IN TO ONE ROOM AND SHE STAYS FOR LABOR, DELIVERY, RECOVERY AND POST PARDUM SO SHE'S NOT MOVED, SHE ACTUALLY COMES IN AND STAYS THERE FOR THE WHOLE HOSPITAL STAY.))
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The large suites also have sleep sofas for dad, a mini refrigerator and scenic mountain views.
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Stops at Pulaski, Patrick Henry and Northside today, former Dallas Cowboy Nate Newton is working hard for the Panthers
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and the Roanoke Valley Amateur teed off today at Blue Hills, highlights coming right up.
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William Fleming has been picked to win the Roanoke Valley District football title this year.
But the Cougars say you have to go through Pulaski County to win the title.
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That speed and a years experience will get the Cougars back at the top of the District.
And this years team has already impressed the coaching staff after only three days of practice.
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As we continue our reports on high school football we stop in and check out the Patriots of Patrick Henry.
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Last year, Only 15 players showed up for the opening of practice but after three practices this year the Patriots have over 50 players dressed out.
Those numbers make head coach Jeff Johnson very happy. But it's the strength of the team that has Johnson talking about being competitive in the Roanoke Valley District.
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Strength is all ways a key factor as the Northside Vikings go through pre season drills.
The Vikings have been working on plays and formations through three days of practice. The team reported in excellent condition and very high spirited for the upcoming football season.
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NFL players dread the hot conditions of training camp. But running back Marshall Faulk should have some extra kick in his stride.
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Today, the former Indianapolis Colts pro bowler was signed by the St. Louis Rams to a seven year-45 million dollar contract. The 26 year old was the league's leading all around back last season with over two thousand all purpose yards.


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The Carolina Panthers are picked to finish fourth in the NFC West. But a combination of youth and experience could land the cats higher up in the division.
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One of the vets in camp is perennial all pro offensive lineman Nate Newton, who spent his entire NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys until the Panthers signed him. Newton and the Dallas line allowed an NFL low 19 sacks last season and while he has been a star, leaving the lime light has been refreshing.
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The Roanoke Valley Amateur golf tournament tipped off at Blue Hills golf course today.
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More than 65 golfers are competing in the Senior and Open divisions of the Valley Am.
Rufus Spiers, who plays at Blue Hills, decided to compete in the open division instead of taking chances with his fellow senior's in the field.
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Spiers is six shots behind David Hagadorn who leads the Valley amateur after shooting a 69.
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Miller Baber shares second place with two others at 70. And Don Foster leads the seniors after shooting 67.


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In Major League Baseball action today, The Cubs beat the Expos 5-1, Boston topped Cleveland 7-2 and Baltimore is leading Oakland.
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The New York Yankees played host to the Toronto Blue Jays and would waste little time in drawing first blood. Watch C
huck Knaublauch smash this pitch over the [SUPER=35-New York/8/Toronto/3;]left field wall, yet another lead off homer f

or the Bronx Bomber.
Bernie Williams would follow suit, crushing a three run homer to give New York a 4-nothing lead and the yanks win 8-3.
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[Water-Sign]


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Roanoke City residents now have a way to track their progress with water conservation.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The city put up a sign today on Williamson road near the Civic Center. It tells passing motorists how many millions of gallons of water have been saved in the past week. It's just the latest step in the city's "Join the Wave to Save" campaign that began a month ago with mandatory water conservation.
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[IN Q=We have]

((DIANE AKERS/ ASST. CITY MANAGER: WE HAVE BUMPER STICKERS THAT WE'RE SAYING "JOIN THE WAVE TO SAVE" AND WE'RE MEETING WITH CITIZEN GROUPS, WE'RE PUTTING INFORMATION ON THE CITY PAGE.))
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[VO-NAT]

The sign lists the goal of conserving 28 million gallons a week. Last week conservation fell just one million shy of the goal. The city is planning on adding more signs if this first one is successful -- and this one will remain up as long as restrictions are in effect.
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In May the manager of the Roanoke Red Cross left on a relief trip to Albania.
Tonight he's coming home.
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Kate Weidaw joins us from the Roanoke Regional Airport with more.
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Keith -- the manager of the Roanoke Red Cross is expected to return home in just over half an hour.
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Tom Brown is one of 13 delegates from the United States sent to Northern Albania to distribute food to Kosovar refugees.
When he left, Brown was prepared for a very different experience than ones he's used to when providing disaster relief in America.
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Tonight on News 7 at 11 - we'll see how reality shaped up
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compared to expectations. Keith?

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A man was found dead in Smith Mountain Lake this afternoon.
Franklin County authorities say the body of a 39-year-old black male was spotted in the Union Hall section of the lake.
Officials say they know who he is, but aren't releasing his name.
They also say a stolen car was found at a summer home where the man's body turned up.
An investigator says it's an open case right now, but he believes the man committed suicide.

[Kids-Day]


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First Union had more than the usual guests at its sixth annual "Kids Day at Work."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

The kids met Meeko -- a German Shepherd from Czechoslovakia who is a member of the Roanoke County Police Department K-9 unit. This was part of the company's effort to show the visiting kids what their parents do as well as some other jobs. They were impressed.
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((JOHN ALLISON: THAT'S REALLY AMAZING THAT HE'LL OBEY HIM AS WELL AS HE DOES, IT'S JUST WILD, Y'KNOW))
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Police officer Adam Thompson showcased Meeko's obedience and attack training. While First Union doesn't usually have a K-9 unit in a balloon decorated room -- one girl says she thinks it's the right approach.
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((NIKKI MITCHEM: I THINK YOU NEED TO KEEP AN OPEN MIND THAT A JOB IS FUN ALSO. AND THIS SHOWS KIDS THAT A JOB CAN BE FUN.))
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First Union hopes their annual program shows kids the connection between hard work in school and success later on.
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