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On NEWS 7 tonight some new perspectives on the drought:

New restrictions in one area, businesses find alternate sources of water and one expert says this drought's not all that bad.
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And the woman whose car collided with a train load of acid... we'll take a closer look.
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Tonight on News 7 sports, a former Skins may end up taking Barry Sander's place. We will meet "The man" - quarterback Michael Vick.
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And Cave Spring wins the McLelland golf tournament thanks to a strong effort from Tommy Rooney.
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A cool front really did a poor job today but a low pressure system may help bring rain on Friday. Details ahead. [open]
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Businesses deal with Roanoke's water restrictions -- at a cost.
And another county asks its residents for help.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Amherst-drought]


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Another reservoir is in trouble tonight.
The creeks that feed the water supply in Amherst County are drying up.
Today the County Service Authority announced voluntary water conservation measures.
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Drinking water in restaurants will be available by request only.
Residents are asked not to fill swimming pools, and to turn off ornamental fountains;
avoid washing buildings, driveways and other paved areas.
Lawn watering should be restricted to only once a week, between 6 and 8-AM.
And people should only use car washes that recycle water, or have high pressure, low consumption systems.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Though the restrictions are voluntary, Service Authority members will patrol the community and issue warnings.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Mandatory water restrictions have been in place for exactly six weeks in Roanoke.
That's given businesses that depend on water some time to adjust...
But the longer the drought lasts, the more it tends to drain the cash flow.
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Scott Goldberg is in Roanoke tonight with more on business water woes.
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Keith ...
You can't wash a car at home.
But it's still legal to do it here.
So business is up about 25 percent at this car wash.
But operating the place will get more expensive when mandatory reductions kick in ... and this isn't the only business worried its profits might start to evaporate.
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The laws of nature say it gets brutally hot in August and that's why this time of year people buy pools.
Unless, of course, the laws of man forbid filling them.
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[SOT 1:37:57]
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((JERRY GREEN/AQUARIUS POOLS: WE'VE DELAYED CONSTRUCTION ON A COUPLE OF JOBS IN THE CITY BECAUSE THEY CAN'T FILL 'EM UP.))
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[OUT Q=fill 'em up]


Jerry Green worries he'll lose even more business when the city adds more water restrictions ... drying up sales during what's normally his busiest time of the year.
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((JERRY GREEN: I'VE GOT 15 PEOPLE WHO RELY ON ME FOR THEIR INCOME, THEIR LIVELIHOOD. IF I HAVE TO LAY THEM OFF BECAUSE WE CAN'T WORK , I'M CONCERNED FOR THEM, AS WELL AS MYSELF.))
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((SCOTT GOLDBERG: THESE RESTRICTIONS HAVEN'T AFFECTED EVERY WATER-RELIANT BUSINESS EQUALLY. THE COKE BOTTLING PLANT, FOR EXAMPLE, HAS STOPPED WASHING ITS FLEET OF TRUCKS BUT HASN'T STOPPED MAKING COKE. INSIDE, THEY'RE STILL PUTTING OUT MORE THAN 15-THOUSAND GALLONS OF BEVERAGE EVERY DAY.))
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((QUICK NATS INSIDE RKE ELECTRIC STEEL.))
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Roanoke Electric Steel is not slowing production, either.
But now, the company that uses seven million gallons a month is pumping half its supply out of an expensive well -- instead of getting it all from the city reservoir.
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((WATER KING/ROANOKE ELECTRIC STEEL: IT KIND OF BEARS ON YOUR MIND THAT SOMEBODY'S SUFFERING BECAUSE WE'RE USING SOME OF THEIR WATER. SO THAT'S THE MAIN REASON WE DID IT.))
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Businesses that don't cut back their water use will have to pay higher rates soon.
The same goes for city residents who don't conserve.
Those higher rates kick in when Carvins Cove drops to 30-feet below spillway.
Without rain ... that low watermark is about three weeks away.
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Keith.[Climatologist]


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As dry as it's been, Virginia's state climatologist calls the Drought of 99 a "garden variety" one that we should expect to see once every ten years or so.
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Pat Michaels says while the western Piedmont HAS been hit hard, the northern Shenandoah Valley is in much worse shape.
Michaels says the lack of rain this spring has made the problem worse, but the dry conditions really aren't that unusual.
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((PAT MICHAELS/STATE CLIMATOLOGIST: THIS IS A RELATIVELY SMALL, CIRCUMSCRIBED DROUGHT. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT NEVER MAKES IT ON TELEVISION IS THE FACT THAT THE PERCENT OF THE UNITED STATES THAT'S EXPERIENCING EXTREME DROUGHT RIGHT NOW IS ACTUALLY LESS THAN NORMAL, IN FACT THE COUNTRY'S ACTUALLY WETTER THAN AVERAGE.))
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Michaels says "random bad luck" is to blame for the drought, NOT global warming.
He expects Virginia will see some relief once the hurricane season gets underway.
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But as Robin Reed told us last night it will take more than just one tropical system to make the drought go away. Any activity in the tropics tonight?
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A most unusual shooting in Pittsylvania County, with deadly results. Pittsylvania County deputies say a man accidentally shot himself .. while driving.
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25-year-old Clyde Stevenson Graves of Nathalie (NATH-uh-lee) was at the wheel near Gretna late last night when he tried to pull a 44-caliber handgun from his belt.
The gun went off -- hitting him in the stomach.
Graves died in his car before the ambulance arrived.
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A frightening close-call this afternoon for a Danville woman.
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Her car collided with a train carrying hydrochloric acid.
49-year-old Constance Coles told police that her brakes went out as she drove toward the train tracks.
She jumped out of the car just a moment before it struck the train.
Coles was NOT injured.
She's been charged with failing to keep control of her vehicle.
Police say her brakes were OK.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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She already admitted helping to kill her classmate. Still ahead on News 7, a teenager learns how much time she must serve.
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And some people go to great heights to keep alive a family tradition... that keeps on ticking.
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A Bedford County teenager will spend 63 years in prison for her role in the murder of a Liberty High School student last fall.
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16- year- old Keirsten Davis had already pled guilty to helping kill and rob classmate Jamelle Poindexter.
Davis' boyfriend, Randy Ross, got two life terms in prison.
Circuit Judge Jim Updike called it "a senseless, cold-blooded murder".
Prosecutor Randy Krantz says the victim's family was satisfied with the sentence.
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A Halifax County hog farmer is suing his Board of Supervisors.
Ray Link, president of Link Farms, says the Board has no authority to keep him from expanding his nearly three-thousand hog operation.
Several weeks ago, Link filed a permit to triple his hog farm, but was told he'd have to wait.
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The Board has frozen all action on hog farms until after it approves new regulations in the next few months.
The County has 21 days to reply to the lawsuit.
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The Carter Building is one of the oldest buildings in downtown Hillsville.
But its future .. and that of three other county-owned buildings is uncertain.
As Teresa Hamilton reports, a public hearing just got underway .. giving residents a chance to tell Carroll County Supervisors what they'd like to see happen.
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((
The four buildings in question became vacant when the Carroll County Governmental Complex opened for business back in May.
The list includes the old jail and nearby Goad building as well as the old social services building and historic Carter Building.
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((LOVE COX/HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEMBER: IT'S A PART OF OUR HISTORY, IT'S A LANDMARK, WE USED TO SAY IT'S THE ONLY SKY SCRAPER IN HILLSVILLE.))
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Love Cox, with the Carroll County Historical Society, would like to see the Carter Building preserved.
Some of her ideas include transforming the structure into an art gallery and coffee shop.
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((LOVE COX/HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEMBER: THE PORCH, THIS WRAP AROUND PORCH, WOULD BE AN IDEAL PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO HAVE TABLES AND HAVE LUNCH AND SEE THE WORLD GO BY AS THEY EAT.))
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The old county courthouse, located next to the Carter Building, is one structure that's not up for discussion. Its fate has already been sealed.
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((RONALD NEWMAN/CARROLL CO. ADMINISTRATOR: THERE'S NOTHING IN THE COURTHOUSE RIGHT NOW, THE PLAN IS TO PUT THE MAGISTRATES OFFICE IN THE OFFICE SPACE, ONCE WE GET THEM IN PLACE WE'LL EVALUATE THE REMAINDER OF THE SPACE.))
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The Board of Supervisors has not said when it will make a decision--That will likely depend on the number of residents who turn out to speak at tonight's meeting. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Hillsville. ))

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For decades, a Pennsylvania family has traveled to Roanoke, repairing cornerstones of our community.
The Rodgers family builds bonds between father and child by preserving tower clocks.
Tina Tenret shows us what keeps them ticking.
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((BOB RODGERS/CLOCK REPAIRMAN: WE'RE ALMOST THERE, WE'RE ALMOST THERE.))
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It's a tough climb up the tower of Greene Memorial United Methodist Church.
Ninety-one narrow steps later, father and daughter reach the top.
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((RODGERS: PROBABLY IN 1952 MY DAD STARTED COMING HERE.))
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His legacy's on the wall.
Bob Rodgers would follow his father -- now HIS children help him.
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((AS HOT AS IT GETS UP HERE, WE CHANGE THAT GREASE AND THAT MOTOR EVERY YEAR.))
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Church members say the clock's been here since 1902.
Back then, it had a swinging pendulum and of course was NOT electric.
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((NOW THE CLOCK KEEPS VERY ACCURATE TIME -- AS LONG AS THE POWER'S ON.))
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The Rodgers team travels together to about 150 East Coast tower clocks.
One's a church in Buchanan. [pre-pro]
Another is the old Roanoke County courthouse, now part of Roanoke College.
But Greene Memorial Church, they say, is special.
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(( HERE BEING IN A DOWNTOWN CITY IS SOMEWHAT UNIQUE, A LOT MORE VISIBILITY OF THIS CLOCK THAN IN MANY SMALL TOWNS.))
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So will 15-year-old Melissa trek up this tower one day with HER children?
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((MELISSA RODGERS: I LIKE TO GO WITH MY DAD AND WORK IN THE CLOCK TOWERS AND EVERYTHING BUT I DISLIKED BEING REALLY DIRTY UP IN THE CLOCK TOWERS. BUTT BUTT BUTT BOB RODGERS: THERE'S SOME HOPE, SHE'S HERE TODAY.))
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Then he pulls out his favorite clich´┐Ż.
Only time will tell.
Tina Tenret News7








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Coming your way tonight on News 7 sports, we'll crown an individual and team champion at the McLelland golf tournament.
The Wizards make Richmond a rich man.
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And we'll head to Blacksburg and meet the man football fans can't quit talking about, redshirt freshman Michael Vick.
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The Cave Spring golf team was the big winner at today's Bob McLelland Invitational Metro golf event.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./McLelland Invitational; :00]


After playing the first day of the 36 hole event at the Waterfront, the tournament shifted to the tight confines of Hunting Hills Country Club.
Matt Chandler from Franklin County came into today's round with a four shot advantage over Cave Spring's Tommy Rooney, who had the advantage of playing on the Knights' home course.
Chandler would finish up with an even par round of 70 today to win the individual title, but Rooney put up a fight shooting the low round of the day, two under 68 to finish second two shots back.
Matt Pegram was third while Scott Wise and Brandon Welch tied for fourth.
Cave won the team competition by seven shots over William Byrd. Franklin County was third.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies are enjoying their most hyped preseason in school history this summer.
Virtually everyone predicts the Hokies will be top 15 material, despite the fact their quarterback has never taken a collegiate snap.
Tonight, we meet the man named Vick.
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[SUPER=01-Rickey Bustle/Va. Tech Offensive Coordinator; :20]
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((He is the greatest player in Tech history who has never played a single game. He's mobbed by kids and adults for autographs although at this stage his signature style still needs a little work.
But man does this kid have potential. ((RICKEY BUSTLE/VA. TECH OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR:))
That's high praise when you consider Bustle now has put four quarterbacks in the NFL in Jim Druckenmiller, Will Furrer, Stan Humphries and Bubby Brister, the current Broncos starter. ((MICHAEL VICK/VA. TECH QUARTERBACK:))
The Tech coaches know the fans will expect Vick to score a TD every time he touches the ball. They also know they need to make life as easy as possible for him early. ((FRANK BEAMER:))
One person who is thankful Vick is handing the hype is his classmate, Lee Suggs, the former Friday Football Extra player of the week from Fleming.)) ((LEE SUGGS/TECH FRESHMAN TAILBACK:)) ((MICHAEL VICK:))



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One of the biggest Tech fans is Seattle Mariners' manager Lou Piniella. His son Derrick is a sophomore defensive end with Tech. This afternoon he got his 1000th career win as the Mariners beat the Blue Jays 5-to-1.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
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Elsewhere, the Braves lost to the Rockies 4-to-1 today. The Giants lead the Expos 5-to-4 in the 9th.


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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Detroit Lions are hoping a former Redskin can jump start their running game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/1998; :00]


Terry Allen in camp this week talking to Bobby Ross about playing this season.
Allen is a free agent. He missed much of last season with knee problems.
The Lions want to work him out and then have him get a physical.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE PAGE 99001]
And don't forget that Friday Football Extra is set to kick off its 16th season this Friday night here on Your Hometown Station. The preseason special gets underway at 11:35 Friday night.
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Presidential candidate George W. Bush is making his first campaign visit to Roanoke tonight.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Kate/Microwave]


Kate Weidaw is at the airport where Bush is expected later this evening.
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George W. Bush is expected to land shortly after ten.
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He's coming off his recent first-place showing at the Iowa straw poll.
During his Roanoke visit, Bush hopes not only to meet local voters, but to raise plenty of campaign cash.
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[Double Boxes=Keith & Kate/Microwave]


We'll have more on his arrival tonight .. plus full details on his local fundraising plans tonight on News 7 at 11.

[Tree-House]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-28 47:39]
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A gift for the children staying at the Roanoke Rescue Mission's homeless shelter raised their spirits today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


A new tree-house was dedicated at Jubilee Acres, where the children attend a day camp each summer.
The multi-level building on stilts was designed and built by members of the Roanoke Regional Homebuilders Association.
Volunteers who worked on the project said they were looking forward to seeing lots of smiles up there in the woods.
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