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One out of five Virginia counties is now on the drought disaster list.
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Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX- -Joe Dashiell's LIVE report from one stop on the official tour of drought- plagued farms.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]


And a bipartisan plea to the Governor to give the state's road-building needs some emergency attention.

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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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In sports, The William Byrd Terriers are on the field getting ready for the upcoming football season.
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And we'll check in with the morning round of the Roanoke Valley amateur golf tournament.
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Our next chance for showers is not until Sunday. Another hot and sunny day on tap to kick off the weekend.
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((IT IS VERY DIFFICULT... THE CONDITIONS OUR FARMERS ARE EXPERIENCING RIGHT NOW.))
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Governor Gilmore sends state officials to view the damage, in communities hardest hit by the drought.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[State-Drought]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The drought is claiming crops and affecting livestock on farms across the country.
Today Agriculture Commissioner Carlton Courter and Deputy Commerce Secretary Josh Lief assessed the damage.
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Joe Dashiell is in Augusta County tonight where farmers are praying for rain and hoping for drought assistance.

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Roanoke's acting city manager says "positive talks" are rolling toward finding a solution to the water shortage.

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Council members spent nearly two hours behind closed doors during this morning's special meeting to discuss the status of the city's water contract with Roanoke County.
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((JIM RITCHIE/ACTING CITY MANAGER: I BELIEVE THAT WE'RE MAKING SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS . BUT I AM NOT IN A POSITION TO TALK ABOUT ANY SPECIFICS. AT THIS POINT, I HOPE WE WILL BE IN THE FUTURE AND WE'LL NOTIFY THE PRESS AND THE PUBLIC JUST AS SOON AS WE'RE ABLE TO.))
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Ritchie says he has no specific timeline as to when an agreement to buy county water might be reached.
But he says any decision will be in the interests of both city and county residents.
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Authorities say two girls ran away from a home for troubled kids, took a joyride in a stolen car and ended up in the hospital.
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State police say the girls... a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old... were driving on Route 41 in Pittsylvania County early this morning when the car ran off the road and rolled over three times.
The 14-year-old was thrown 40 feet out the passenger side. She sustained a broken jaw.
The 15-year-old driver had minor injuries.
According to state police, the girls stole the Isuzu Trooper last night near the Presbyterian Home for troubled juveniles in Lynchburg.
The keys had been left inside the car.
Juvenile petitions have been filed against the teens for auto theft.
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[Road-Funding]


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[WRITER=equ]
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From I-81 to northern Virginia, they say road building needs are at a "crisis stage."
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So two Republican and two Democratic leaders of the General Assembly asked the Governor today to call an emergency legislative session.
They point out that the state currently has a 200-million dollar surplus.
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((SEN. WARREN BARRY/R-FAIRFAX: BUT RECENTLY, VDOT HAS HAD TO SHELVE SOME 200 PROJECTS BECAUSE OF A LACK OF REVENUES. SO OUR PURPOSE THIS MORNING TO BE HERE HAS BEEN TO VISIT THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE, WHICH WE JUST DID, AND PRESENT TO HIM A REQUEST THAT HE CALL THE LEGISLATURE INTO A ONE DAY SESSION.))
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS COMING BACK IN AND SAYING "LOOK, WE HAVE THIS EXCESS MONEY. THERE'S NO REASON FOR IT SIT UNTIL APRIL OF NEXT YEAR WHEN WE'VE GOT PROJECTS THAT WE COULD GO AHEAD AND START.))
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But within two hours of the lawmakers' request, Governor Jim Gilmore dismissed it.
The Governor says his own transportation commission is working on solutions.
He called the bi-partisan plan "fiscally irresponsible" and "political posturing" in an election year.


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Questions are raised about the care provided by a local animal shelter.
We'll have details next on NEWS 7.
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Plus - it's a summer camp for sport utility vehicles.. thousands of Jeeps and their owners are being put through their paces this weekend. Coming up - the ups and downs of "Camp Jeep."
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The fur is flying in Halifax County over conditions at a local animal shelter.
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Earlier this week, a veterinarian visited the shelter and complained to county officials that she saw skinny dogs with no food and water.
Officials checked it out and said that was NOT the case.
Today, the dogs are gone. Animal control officers there confirmed the dogs had been put to sleep.
Several area residents say the dogs were there this morning, still with dirty water and no food.
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((ROSEMARY RAMSEY/ANIMAL SHELTER VISITOR: IT WAS JUST DIRTY. IT WAS JUST VERY DIRTY OUT THERE AND IT SMELLED. IT WOULD BREAK YOUR HEART IF YOU LOVED ANIMALS. IF YOU DIDN'T LOVE ANIMALS, IT WOULD BREAK YOUR HEART.))
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County Administrator Dan Sleeper says the conditions at the shelter are "acceptable," but not as clean as he'd like them to be.
The county is bringing in veterinarians to recommend how to improve the pound.
Officials say they also plan to build a new one.

[Camp-Jeep]


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They've come here from 42 states, drawn by their common love for a certain vehicle.
For the first time ever, the annual "Camp Jeep" event is being held east of the Mississippi.. on the grounds of the Oak Ridge estate in Nelson County.
Steve Smallshaw takes us "off road" in this report.
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(( They've traded the Rocky Mountains of Colorado for the rolling hills of Nelson County.. but the eight thousand people headed to Camp Jeep this weekend don't expect to miss a beat.
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Whether they drive a Wrangler or a Cherokee, Jeep owners have come here to learn more about their cars.. and what they're capable of doing.. it's all part of a class called "Jeep 101".. where the term "field trip" takes on a whole new meaning.
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((LOU BITONTI/JEEP MARKETING DIRECTOR: AT JEEP WE HAVE A SAYING THAT'S CALLED `PEAK EXPERIENCE', WHERE WE CAN ALLOW A PERSON TO TRY SOMETHING THAT THEY NORMALLY WOULDN'T DO, IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT.))
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[Standup 1:19:01] ((Industry statistics show that more than 80 percent of the people who own a sport utility vehicle never take it off road.. and for many of the people attending Camp Jeep this weekend, the Jeep 101 course will be their first encounter with rough terrain.))
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((MELISSA RESHEL/JEEP OWNER: I'VE NEVER WENT FOUR- WHEELING AND THOSE WERE VERY CHALLENGING. I WAS ON AN ANGLE AND THE HILLS.. IT WAS REALLY FUN.))
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((BOB BENDER/JEEP OWNER: IT'S GREAT, IT'S SCARY.. IT'S NOT THE NORMAL KIND OF DRIVING THAT YOU DO, WHICH IS ONE REASON WHY WE LIKED IT I GUESS, IT GIVES YOU A NEW EXPERIENCE.))
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Hosting an event of this magnitude is a new experience for Nelson County, but one tourism officials here could definitely get used to.
Hotel rooms for miles around are booked solid, and businesses are ready to cash in on the Jeep experience.
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((FRANKEE LOVE/NELSON CO. TOURISM DIRECTOR: THERE IS NO WAY WE COULD HAVE PAID FOR THE KIND OF EXPOSURE WE'RE GETTING FROM THIS, THE ADVERTISING WOULD HAVE BEEN PHENOMENAL.))
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Camp Jeep runs through Sunday.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Nelson County.))

[Valley-Mattress]


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The oldest business in downtown Salem is going out of business.
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Valley Mattress has served customers for over 50 years. But the store wasn't always in the business of helping people get a good night's rest. The owners also worked there when it was a hardware store and later a furniture store. Together they have over 100 years experience between them -- and say they're ready to get some rest of their own in retirement.
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((W. MAC GREEN/ CO-OWNER: ONCE IN MY LIFE I WANT SATURDAYS OFF. I CARRIED NEWSPAPERS WHEN I WAS A KID AND THEN I'VE BEEN WORKING HERE EVER SINCE.))
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Burcelle Johnson remembers his first day working at the store when he was 12 -- and he's been a salesman there ever since.
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((BURCELLE JOHNSON/ CO-OWNER: YOU SLEEP ON THAT THING PROBABLY ABOUT THREE WEEKS AND YOU WOULDN'T WANNA GO BACK TO KANSAS. YOU'D FORGET DOROTHY AND THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD.))
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The store will be put to rest at the end of September.
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A nationally renowned stained glass artist was at Smith Mountain Lake today creating special windows for one congregation.
Tina Tenret illustrates the emotional power of stained glass.
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(( Mark Gulsrud of Seattle carefully leans the last pane of glass into place.
But this is not your typical church window.
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((MARK GULSRUD/ARTIST: WE BLOW MOST OF THE GLASS CUSTOM...))
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What makes this artist different is he uses watercolor, so shades of the rainbow blend fluidly and let light through.
He compares it to cloud-watching -- everyone sees something different.
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((MARK GULSRUD/ARTIST: I GET LETTERS FROM PEOPLE WHO REALLY WEREN'T INTERESTED IN CHURCH OR RELIGION. THEY SAY THIS ISN'T RELIGIOUS BUT THERE'S SOMETHING REALLY SPIRITUAL ABOUT IT AND IT REALLY MAKES ME FEEL GOOD.))
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Members of Trinity Ecumenical Church raised 28-thousand-dollars and created the design.
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((THE CASCADING WATER IN THE MAIN WINDOW REFLECTS THE TWO PARTS OF WATER THAT DRAWS US TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY: ONE, THE WATERS OF BAPTISM
AND OF COURSE THE WATERS OF SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE THAT DRAWS US TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY. THE OTHER THING THAT'S REFLECTED IN THE MAIN WINDOW AND SIDE WINDOW IS THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE DESCENDING DOVE.))
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Butterflies -- the symbol of new life -- are etched into the glass alongside a baptism shell.
But Gulsrud left some glass clear -- so nature outside blends into art.
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((YOU HAVE WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS WHERE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE COME INTO A CHURCH. THE ARTWORK CAN ACT AS A WAY OF MAKING PEOPLE EXCITED ABOUT COMING BACK.))
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But then, drawing people into church is all part of the design.
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Concerns about interest rates sent stocks on a downturn today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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Nasdaq fell 18.
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And coming up, Match play in the Valley amateur teed off this morning at Countryside we'll hear from UVA coach Gary Tranquill.
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And quarterback Damian Craig might be fourth string on the Panthers roster but soon he'll join Lawrence Taylor and Ozzie Newsome in the N-F-L hall of fame Steve Mason will explain.
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The first round of Match play in the Roanoke Valley Amateur golf tournament teed off this morning at Countryside Golf Course.
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Defending champion Gary Leroux joined the 15 low qualifiers for two days of match play.
Leroux's opponent was former Patrick Henry Golfer Ryan Crush, who was playing in the Valley amateur for the first time.
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Leroux and Crush would go head to head and the match was even after 15 holes and it would remain that way until Crush knocks down this birdie putt at the 18-th green to win the match one up.
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Crush will play David Hagadorn tomorrow and Scott Griffin will take on Jared Landrum.
In the senior division Don foster will play Jack Tuttle.





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Reserve quarterback Dameyune Craig knows the Panthers training camp drill like the back of his hand, wait for a long time only to take a few snaps..then wait again. But Steve Mason says, the former Auburn star is getting more attention, both home and abroad.
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(( His frame is not one of a prototypical NFL quarterback. But probably half of Dameyune Craig's six foot 200 pound body is heart that, despite never taking a snap in a regular season game, has a positive beat. ((:))
Coach George Seifert usually keeps three quarterbacks. A Panther source says Steve Beuerlein, Jeff Lewis and Steve Bono have the edge, but the former 49ers coach has been noncommittal. ((:))
Seifert and others won't be able to miss Craig at the NFL Pro Hall of Fame in Ohio, which will induct five new members tomorrow. ((:)) ((:)) For now, Dameyune will try and maximize what few practice opportunities he gets in an effort to move up from his fourth position on the Panther depth chart. Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))

[S-Byrd]


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The 1999 Friday Football Extra season is just weeks away and the competition in the Blue Ridge District looks tight as usual.
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William Byrd us returning some key starters this season.
15 are back, but the job for coach Jeff Highfill and his staff is the building of both the offensive and defensive lines.
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The Roanoke Academy of Gymnastics tied for first place in the A-A-U nationals in Cleveland, Ohio.
Jenna Watson finished 9-th overall in the 12 to 13 year old age group and Mackenzie Payne finished sixth overall.
In the 14 to 15 age group Kearstin Myers was fifth overall.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Local dairy and beef cattle farmers are among those who say the drought is taking its toll on business.
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Joy Sutton is in the newsroom with details.
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Keith, the farmers I spoke with told me this drought is the worst they've experienced and it's costing them thousands of dollars.
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The cows at Beaver Dam Farm don't want to eat because of the heat and the hotter it gets the less milk they produce.
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[SUPER=74-Preston Wickline/Beaver Dam Farm;]

((PRESTON WICKLINE/BEAVER DAM FARM: IT'S CUT PRODUCTION A THOUSAND POUNDS EVERY OTHER DAY. THE CATTLE WON'T EAT. IT'S JUST BEEN REALLY STRESSFUL ON THEM.))
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[vo-nat]
Tonight on News 7 at 11, we'll take you to two farms in Buchanan and show you the conditions these farmers are facing -
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to keep their livestock alive and healthy.

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