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The trial of House of Delegates candidate Al Bedrosian is one of our top stories on NEWS 7.
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And our report from the weather front- -with Ellen Qualls on the Carolina Coast with the latest on a hurricane in full retreat.
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In sports, it is cut day in the NFL. Local tennis star K.J. Hippensteel continues to slice up the competition.


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And we'll see how UVa plans to keep Ronald Curry from slicing up the Cavs defense this Saturday.
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Dennis provides a good breeze and a pretty sunset, but no rain. He stays near the Virginia coast for the next 48 hours.[open]
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[Bedrosian]


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Testimony is wrapping up, in Al Bedrosian's assault and battery trial. He was charged after spanking someone else's child ... and the outcome could affect a race for the House of Delegates.
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Eric Earnhart is outside the courthouse in Salem.
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Dennis may be history.
It's the fourth hurricane in four years to batter or land on the North Carolina coast. Now Dennis is headed out into the Atlantic, at least for now.
But sustained winds ranging from tropical storm level to a scary 92 miles per hour near Cape Fear have left their mark along the coast.
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Ellen Qualls is on Bogue Sound in Morehead City, North Carolina.
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The big question now is whether Dennis might make landfall in the very heavily-populated areas of the northeast coast.
Meteorologist Robin Reed has been looking into that. [Robin-Weather Center]
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Roanoke officials were hoping Dennis might provide some big-time drought relief ... but no such luck.
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Instead, the view from Carvins Cove today was sunny and breezy, NOT what city officials wanted from a hurricane in the meteorological neighbor.
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((DIANE AKERS/ACTING ASST. CITY MANAGER: IT LOOKS PRETTY BLEAK OUT THERE. I WENT OUT THERE YESTERDAY WALKING AROUND. THE CURRENT LEVEL AT CARVINS COVE IS 28.7 FEET BELOW SPILLWAY AND THIS HAS DROPPED OVER THE WEEKEND FROM 28.5 FEET. SO, WE STILL NEED THE RAINFALL.))
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Meanwhile, attorneys for the city and Roanoke County are still working on an agreement to help deal with the water shortage.
Roanoke City Council expects to take up the issue at its September 20th meeting.
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And on the subject of water, maybe the drought isn't really as bad as Bedford farmers said it was.
Or maybe they just didn't have a way to haul water home.
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Either way, National Guard troops- -whose job it is to supply farmers with free water- -didn't pump one drop this morning.
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((CHRIS WATSON/VA. NATIONAL GUARD: BASED ON WHAT WE WERE TOLD BEFORE WE CAME OUT HERE, EVERYONE WAS IN DESPERATE STRAITS. I FIGURED PEOPLE WOULD BE THRONGING AROUND HERE AND LINED UP OUT TO THE ROAD.))
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This was the first day Bedford residents could pick up non-drinkable water at the National Guard armory.
The county's director of public safety said last week's rain might have fooled people into thinking the drought is over.
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((DAVID NICHOLS/BEDFORD CO. PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: A COUPLE OF INCHES OF RAIN HERE OR THERE IS NOT GOING TO CURE THE PROBLEM. IT MAY SEEM TO BE A QUICK FIX, IT MAY PUT SOME WATER IN THE STREAM BEDS. BUT IT'S BASICALLY GOING TO CREST AND THEN GO AWAY AGAIN.))
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Starting tonight, there are three other places to pick up free water in Bedford:
The Big Island Fire Department ... Smith Mountain Lake .. and the Bedford County Nursing home.
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It was a deal for illegal guns that went wrong. Still ahead on News 7, a teen suspect enters a plea.
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((JOHN REYES/CONVICTED PROTESTER: I LOOK AT IT AS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST..))
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Having exhausted his appeals, a former Liberty University student is ready to do time behind bars with Bible in hand for trespassing at E-C Glass High.
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Was it his method or his message?
Former Liberty University student John Reyes says he's paying the price for bringing the gospel to the campus of E.C. Glass High School two years ago.
Reyes' impending jail time brought some well- known anti- abortion faces back to Lynchburg today.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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((AND IF THE POLICE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHO IT IS, HERE HE IS RIGHT HERE.. JOHN REYES..))
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Police soon found out who John Reyes was.. Flip Benham too, for that matter.
Both were tried and convicted of trespassing during this anti- abortion rally at E.C. Glass High School in 1997.. Benham already has served his time, now Reyes has run out of appeals.
His supporters rallied on the steps of the courthouse, claiming Reyes is being punished not for his crime, but for his message.
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((JOHN REYES/PROTESTER: I AM BY NO MEANS ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST. I AM BY NO MEANS APOLOGETIC FOR WHAT I DID AT E.C. GLASS HIGH SCHOOL.))
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Prosecutor Bill Petty also makes no apologies for bringing Benham and Reyes to justice.
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Benham says school administrators pressured the court to make an example of himself and Reyes.
He confronted superintendent Jim McCormick after the rally.
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((JIM MCCORMICK/LYNCHBURG SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THAT WHICH WE DO, AND I ASKED JOHN ON NOVEMBER 10th, 1997, ALONG WITH YOU AND 150 OTHER PEOPLE TO LEAVE. YOU CHOSE NOT TO DO THAT AT THAT TIME, SIR.))
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((REV. FLIP BENHAM/OPERATION RESCUE DIRECTOR: YOUR ACTIONS SPEAK FAR LOUDER THAN YOUR WORDS, MR. MCCORMICK. I THINK IT'S A DISGRACE, I THINK YOU'RE A DISGRACE TO THIS CITY AND TO THIS SCHOOL SYSTEM.))
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[Standup ] ((John Reyes says Reverend Flip Benham has taught him a lot about what to expect once he's inside this jail. Like Benham, it's possible Reyes, with good behavior, could serve just half his six- month jail term and be out of here by early December. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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A plea agreement today in the case of a Lynchburg teenager charged with killing a man over a deal for illegal guns.
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The body of 21- year- old Peter Spyropolous (speer-AH-poe-lis) was found inside this burning car last September.


Police believe Spyropolous and 19- year- old Darnell Venable had come here from Boston to buy guns, but that Venable kept the money, killed Spyropolous, then set his rental car on fire.
Prosecutor Bill Petty says proving the robbery would have been difficult.
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((BILL PETTY/PROSECUTOR: THE OTHER THING THAT YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IN A CASE WHERE YOU REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED, IS THE FACT THAT IT MIGHT HAVE RESULTED IN A SECOND DEGREE MURDER CONVICTION.))
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Venable entered an Alford plea to the charges today.. not admitting guilt, but acknowledging there was enough evidence to convict him.
He was given a 45- year prison term.
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The country's biggest fast-food seafood chain is closing two local restaurants.
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One of three Long John Silver's in Roanoke ... and the only one in Bedford ... are going out of business.
The company blames sinking profits.
In all, Long John Silvers is closing 28 stores in what it calls "unprofitable markets."
In Roanoke, it's the Brambleton Avenue store that's closing.
The restaurants on Franklin and Williamson Roads will stay open.

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The jury in the Bland Prison drug trafficking case has decided Michael Fulcher's mother owes the government more than 20-thousand dollars for her involvement.
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ETHEL Fulcher was found guilty Friday night of laundering the proceeds of drug peddling at the prison. It was a very selective verdict, though.
Jurors could have tied her to three times as much. They spent more than three hours today sorting through money orders and receipts, before deciding 20-thousand- 449 dollars was traceable to her.
If she cannot pay, the government could seize her home.
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Coming up tonight in sports, we'll check in with the Virginia Cavaliers and see how they plan on handling Ronald Curry this weekend in Chapel Hill.
It's cut day in the NFL as a number of familiar names get chopped.
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And we'll see what's up with tennis phenom K.J. Hippensteel as he continues his march toward the pros.
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The preseason posturing comes to a head this Saturday as the Virginia Cavaliers hook up with North Carolina in their season opener in Chapel Hill.
It's a marquee game any way you look at it and wicked opener for both schools.
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Emotions will be running high, but not as high as they were last season when Ronald Curry came into Charlottesville labeled a traitor.
This year UVa isn't worried about teaching Curry a lesson, but rather containing him. The Cavs hope to make Curry attack them with his arm and not his legs.
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The Cavs play their first 2 games on the road at Carolina and Clemson. Constructions crews are still on schedule to have the first phase of the Scott Stadium expansion completed by the home opener on September 18th.
More than 200 workers are on site daily to make sure everything is set for that Wake game.
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This is cut day in the NFL as teams start paring their rosters down to 65 players. Two former UVa players were let go today by the New York Jets. Defensive end Mike Frederick and offensive lineman Doug Karczewski were cut by Bill Parcells.
The Redskins cut 14 players today including


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former Salem high school star Travis Colquitt. The long distance punter who played collegiately at Marshall did plenty to turn the coaches' heads. His biggest problem was that he was trying to unseat incumbent pro bowler Matt Turk.


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The new Browns suffered a setback today when Jeff Speilman announced his retirement from the NFL after 10 seasons.


He was trying to come back from a neck injury he suffered in 1997, but he reinjured it over the weekend.


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Former North Cross student K.J. Hippensteel turned 19 this past May. His budding tennis career has already taken him to France England, California, Missouri and New York.
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This past August, K.J. played at Wimbledon in the International Lawn Tennis Club of Great Britain Tournament. He reached the quarterfinals in both doubles and singles. He's also been in some good company, especially in the locker room.

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((K.J. HIPPENSTEEL/1998 NCAA DOUBLES CHAMPION:))
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A few weeks ago, K.J. returned to Roanoke and served as the featured guest at a tennis clinic. He will be a sophomore at Stanford this season and is coming off a freshman year in which he won the national championship in doubles, prompting the question...will he turn professional in the near future.
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((:))
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K.J will next compete in the main draw of the U.S. Open along with the top 32 doubles teams in the world.


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