[711Tobacco-Money]

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Governor Gilmore had some answering to do after critics said he wasn't distributing the tobacco settlement money as intended.
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Yesterday, the Governor told radio listeners he will NOT push for national tobacco settlement money to be spent on caring for indigent smokers with health problems.
Gilmore wants the 40 percent NOT yet designated to go into the regular state budget.
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[SOT 11:06:48]
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: AND I BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD BE ADDRESSING SOME OF THE KEY ISSUES OF THE COMMONWEALTH WITH IT. AND WE'RE GOING TO EXAMINE THOSE ISSUES NOW. MEANWHILE, IN DIRECT ANSWER, I BELIEVE TEN PERCENT OF THE MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT IS AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY AND WILL DO GOOD WORK FOR ANTI-SMOKING PROGRAMS.))
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Ten-percent of the money is already slated to go toward education to keep children from smoking.
Gilmore's expected to announce plans next week for much of the tobacco money to be used to help pay for new roads.



[711Gilmore-Drought]


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Drought stricken farmers who need help can now call a new state drought hotline.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Governor Jim Gilmore announced the new hotline yesterday on his monthly radio show.
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[SOT 11:01:38]
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE HAVE PROVIDED HAY WHEN OUR SISTER STATES WERE IN TROUBLE IN THE PAST. NOW OUR SISTER STATES ARE RECIPROCATING FOR US. WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET ADEQUATE WATER. WE THINK THERE IS ADEQUATE WATER IN THE RIGHT PLACES IN THE COMMONWEALTH AND ELSEWHERE, AND WE WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THAT TO OUR FARMERS. BUT WE DO NEED VEHICLES. AND I'M HOPEFUL THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL ASSIST ME IN THIS.))
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[TAKE DROUGHT HOTLINE]
The hotline number for farmers who need hay or water is 1-888-824-2457.
Farmers must call this line to request or offer assistance. [TAKE WATER TRUCK PAGE]
The Virginia National Guard has dispatched one water truck to Bedford County and two to the Staunton area.
Distribution of water will probably begin from staging areas in those regions on Monday.
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[711Boat-Repairs]


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The upcoming Labor Day holiday could be a costly one for some boaters on Smith Mountain Lake.
And building a dock there is also no picnic.
Tina Tenret shows us new problems caused by the drought.
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[SUPER=01-Erik Plyler/Plyler Docks; :38]
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Linwood Ransom repairs between 40 and 80 boat propellers every week, about twice as many as before the drought.


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[SOT 13:07:40]
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((LINWOOD RANSOM/W&L PROP REPAIR: THE EDGES ARE PRETTY WELL TORN UP AND PIECES ARE MISSING OFF IT.))
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Boaters are getting shored up on shallow spots -- propellers are mangled.
Fixing them can cost up to two hundred dollars.
Some are beyond repair.
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To get a dock these days costs an extra thousand dollars.
The water's so shallow, the crane can't reach the shore.
Everything's done by hand.
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((ERIK PLYLER/PLYLER DOCKS: IT TAKES LONGER AND IT'S MORE EXPENSIVE. AND IN SOME PLACES YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GET IN A DOCK AT ALL.))
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[SOT 11:41:20]
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THESE LITTLE RAIN SHOWERS DO BARELY ANYTHING TO HELP THE DROUGHT. MOST PEOPLE SAY IT WOULD TAKE A HURRICANE TO FIX THESE PROBLEMS. TINA TENRET NEWS7))
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For the first time in months the water level at Carvins Cove actually went up.
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Roanoke water officials say recent rains brought the reservoir level to 28-point-5 feet below full pond this morning .. two-tenths of a foot higher than Wednesday.
Not much of a rise, perhaps, but it is the first time in months that Roanoke's main water supply showed any increase at all.
But, if the cove falls another foot-and-a-half, tighter water restrictions will take effect.
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Taking a look at your Friday forecast..it'll be partly cloudy with scattered showers. Temps will be in the low-to-mid 80's. Tonight will partly cloudy with light winds. Temps will be in the low 60's. The extended forecast...




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[4581-ax]


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An early morning accident sends one person to the hospital.
It happened just after midnight, one mile south of Interstate 5-81.
State police say a tractor trailer was changing lanes when it struck a pickup truck.
The pickup then went out of control, hit the guard rail, and overturned several times.
The driver of the pickup was taken to Roanoke Memorial hospital.
The tractor trailer driver was charged with making an unsafe lane change.




[452-11Scales]


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Twin brothers, Terry and Kerry Scales will both spend at 24 years locked up.
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It took the jury about seven hours to find the twins guilty of second degree murder for killing 30- year old Richard Bullard.
Terry Scales was also convicted of malicious wounding -- for shooting Paul Shoemaker.
After court-- the victim's family and friends didn't want to speak on camera but indicated they were satisfied.
Prosecutor Skip Schwab says there's almost an element of poetic justice.
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(( SKIP SCHWAB/PROSECUTOR: FROM THE BEGINNING, IT WAS THE IDENTICAL TWINS, AND EVEN THOUGH, THEIR ACTIONS WERE DIFFERENT INSIDE THE BAR, IT WAS STRESSED ON HOW MUCH THEY'D DONE THINGS TOGETHER, HOW MUCH ALIKE THEY LOOK AND NOW THEY, WHEN IT'S ALL OVER WITH, HAVE EXACTLY THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME TO SPEND IN PRISON.))
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The twins maintained they shot Bullard in self defense. Immediately after sentencing-- the defense asked if the twins could remain free on bond pending a pre-sentence report-- the judge denied the request-- saying the jury has spoken.


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[4511Boty-Fire]


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Botetourt County Fire investigators still don't what sparked a blaze yesterday that burned a mobile home to the ground.
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Firefighters say there was nothing left but metal scraps when they arrived.
Smoke also covered a good deal of Botetourt's Blue Ridge area.
A woman who owned the trailer home said her daughter and three grandchildren lived there, but no one was at home when the blaze started.
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[4511L'burg-Firefighters]


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When it comes to fighting fires in the Hill city, Black leaders complain the Lynchburg fire department isn't doing enough to recruit and hire minority firefighters.
They took those concerns to Lynchburg's fire chief and city manager last night.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Alease Brown/Concerned Citizen; :14]
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[SUPER=01-Larry Jones/Lynchburg Firefighter; :33]
[SUPER=01-Fred Mills/Lynchburg Fire Chief; :59]
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(( For years, minorities say they have regarded the fire service as a good- old- boy network, one where if you knew someone in the department you could get a job or get promoted.. as long as you weren't black.
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((ALEASE BROWN/CONCERNED CITIZEN: I TOOK MYSELF AROUND TO THE FIRE STATIONS AND I FOUND OUT IT'S AN OLD-BOY GAME GOING ON.))
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Cronyism and poor recruitment were just a few of the concerns aired at a meeting between Lynchburg's NAACP chapter and city officials.
Minorities say they want to start seeing some changes.
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((LARRY JONES/LYNCHBURG FIREFIGHTER: YOU AND I HAVE MET ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS TO TALK ABOUT THESE ISSUES AND IN DUE RESPECT, IT'S JUST THREE YEARS LATER AND NOTHING'S CHANGED.))
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In fact, in the three years since Fred Mills became fire chief, just two of the department's two dozen new hires have been black.
Minorities make up just 11 percent of the overall department.. FIVE percent of its command structure.
Mills takes responsibility for those figures, but says change is in the works.
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((FRED MILLS/LYNCHBURG FIRE CHIEF: I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT IT HASN'T BEEN ANYTHING TO DO WITH DISCRIMINATION OR ANYTHING OF THAT NATURE, THAT IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF OUR DEPARTMENT HAVING A CONCENTRATION ON HIRING PEOPLE THAT ALREADY HAD THE TRAINING.))
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[Standup ] ((That will change this fall when the fire department has to hire and train seven new firefighters on its own. Chief Fred Mills says training for those recruits will not start until they have a diverse pool of applicants to work with. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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Checking the Friday forecast...
Patchy dense fog this morning, otherwise partly cloudy today with only widely scattered showers possible.
Highs in the mid 80s.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the low to mid 60s.
The five day forecast is partly sunny tomorrow...with scattered showers possible again by Sunday.
Highs in the 80s...lows in the 60s.
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[811Scales]


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It was an emotional day for the family of the Scales twins.
Yesterday the brothers were found guilty of second degree murder sentenced to 24- years in prison.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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(( It took the jury about seven hours to find the twins guilty of second degree murder for killing 30- year old Richard Bullard.
Terry Scales was also convicted of malicious wounding -- for shooting Paul Shoemaker.
After court-- the victim's family and friends didn't want to speak on camera but indicated they were satisfied.
Prosecutor Skip Schwab says there's almost an element of poetic justice.
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(( SKIP SCHWAB/PROSECUTOR: FROM THE BEGINNING, IT WAS THE IDENTICAL TWINS, AND EVEN THOUGH, THEIR ACTIONS WERE DIFFERENT INSIDE THE BAR, IT WAS STRESSED ON HOW MUCH THEY'D DONE THINGS TOGETHER, HOW MUCH ALIKE THEY LOOK AND NOW THEY, WHEN IT'S ALL OVER WITH, HAVE EXACTLY THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME TO SPEND IN PRISON.))
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The twins maintained they shot Bullard in self defense.
It's a story the jury foreman told NEWS 7 -- he didn't believe.
But defense attorney Michael Morchower says at least two female jurors were leaning that way.
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((MICHAEL MORCHOWER/KERRY SCALES ATTORNEY: THEY SAID, THEY STARTED OFF WITH SELF DEFENSE AND THEN THEY WERE OUT NUMBERED AND THEN MANSLAUGHTER AND THEY WERE OUTNUMBERED AND THEY JUST WORE THEM OUT, THE MALES WORE OUT THE FEMALE JURORS.))


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The week-long trial has been an emotional roller coaster for many involved, including the twins' mother who often broke down in tears. [nat sound of mother crying]
But when the jury rendered its decision -- she and other family members lashed out at reporters outside the courthouse. [SOUND OF CAMERAMAN: WE DIDN'T TOUCH YOU, YOU TOUCHED US FIRST.] Immediately after sentencing-- the defense asked if the twins could remain free on bond pending a pre-sentence report-- the judge denied the request-- saying the jury has spoken. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Christiansburg. ))



[811Coaster]


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Kings Dominion's Shockwave roller coaster is running again following the death of a rider.
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Yesterday, the Hanover County Sheriffs Department concluded Monday's death of a New York college student was his own fault.
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((CAPT. DAVID HINES/HANOVER CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WITNESS INTERVIEWS INDICATE THAT MR. FAN, WHO WAS RIDING IN THE SECOND CAR OF A SIX CAR TRAIN, FAILED TO ABIDE BY THE SAFETY RULES ASSOCIATED WITH RIDING THE ROLLER COASTER.))
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Investigators say 20- year old Timothy Fan was seen by witnesses partially loosening his restraints after park workers checked them.
The park re-opened the coaster yesterday after the results of the probe were released.


[811Henry-Accident]


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It's an accident that one Henry County family hopes will never happen again.
Their son was hit by a car on his way to school.
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13-year-old Corey Mayo is in critical condition at a North Carolina hospital.
He was struck by a car Wednesday morning as he walked toward his bus stop.
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State police say reckless driving charges against Martinsville preschool teacher Toni Yvonne Craig, are pending.
Corey's family has asked the county to make Summit Road, where Corey caught the bus, safer for students.
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[IN Q=I will continue to work]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Joseph Mayo/Corey's Father;]

((REV. JOSEPH MAYO/COREY'S FATHER: I WILL CONTINUE TO WORK VERY HARD TO GET THE THINGS THAT'S NEEDED TO PROTECT NOT ONLY MY FAMILY BUT THE FAMILIES THAT ARE AROUND IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT HAVE CHILDREN AS WELL. ))
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Henry County school officials, V-DOT and the Sheriff's department drove the bus route yesterday, trying to find ways to make it safer.
They've already moved several bus stops farther off the road.
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Before we finish the morning updates, here's another look at the forecast.
Morning fog will give way to partly cloudy skies and isolated showers today with highs in the mid 80s.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the lower 60s.
The five day forecast is calling for more scattered showers by the latter half of the weekend..and highs in the 80s....lows in the 60s.


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