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What happened to the original plan to revitalize Henry Street? It's a question being asked in Roanoke City Hall to
day.
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And the man who discovered the wreckage of the R-M-S Titanic... he's in Roanoke today talking about the ruling that allows tourists to visit the site.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, Davis is done in Denver, we'll chat with Jeff Gordon's newly successful crew chief, who hails from Augusta County.
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And Frank Beamer took out the Cavs, but Steve Mason says the wind has been out of UVa's sails for the past week.


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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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There are more questions tonight about the Henry Street Project... the controversial renovations that have been delayed for more than a decade.
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Joe Dashiell is reporting tonight from the municipal building, where the issue came up during today's city council meeting.
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Keith, the Henry Street project is close to becoming a reality... the city has committed money to the project, and the Roanoke Neighborhood Development Corporation is working to complete the financing that will allow construction to begin.
But today, three architects raised questions they think the public should consider.
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((Craig Balzer says he isn't against the project, and isn't trying to create controversy.
But he's asking what happened to the vision that was developed for Henry Street 12 years ago... a plan he believes would better serve the neighborhood and the city.
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[IN Q=A lot of opportunity]

((CRAIG BALZER/ROANOKE ARCHITECT: A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY FOR SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS AND NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT IS PRECLUDED BECAUSE OF THE SIZE OF THE OFFICE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT AND NOW THE PARKING GARAGE THAT WILL CERTAINLY BRING CONVENIENCE TO THOSE COMING TO HENRY STREET, BUT AT THE SAME TIME FORCE OUT A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALL INVESTORS TO CREATE SMALL VENUES FOR THE AREA.))
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The plan developed by the Roanoke Neighborhood Development Corporation is anchored by an office building... and advocates say it holds more promise than previous plans...
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((KIT KELSO/RNDC MEMBER: THE CATALYST PROJECT THAT WE HAVE IN MIND THE BUILDING IS GOING TO BRING WORKERS TO THE AREA, NOT JUST ON A NIGHTLY BASIS, NOT JUST COMING IN TO GET A GLASS OF WHITE WINE OR WHATEVER, BUT OT COME OUT WORK, FIND A SANDWICH OR SOMETHING ON LUNCH BREAK AND THEN MAYBE COME BACK THAT NIGHT FOR SOME LIGHT THEATER OR LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT.))
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Council has already taken action on Henry Street, recently approving funds for the project.
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Keith, the project is likely to move forward as it now stands, unless the RNDC is unable to line up the financing. Right now, officials are optimistic they can find the money they need to make it happen.


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Someone fired several shots into a police officer's home in Pulaski County early Friday morning.
The officer is a lieutenant with the Radford Police Department and was at home at the time.
Right now, authorities are conducting interviews but have not made any arrests.
No one was injured.

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A Martinsville deputy who accidentally shot his coworker inside City Hall last month has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing by a judge.
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Deputy Bobby Branch walked out of court today alongside his close friend, Deputy David Floyd, whom he shot during horseplay outside a courtroom in July.
Today, both men celebrated Branch being found NOT guilty of the reckless handling of a firearm in the incident.
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[1:27:40 - :50] ((BOBBY BRANCH/MARTINSVILLE DEPUTY: THE BEST THING TO DO IS DON'T PLAY WITH WEAPONS. AND DAVID'S HERE TODAY... MAYBE I'M A BAD SHOT OR A GOOD SHOT, I DON'T KNOW.))
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((DAVID FLOYD: I THINK IT WAS A GOOD RULING, FAIR RULING... I ALWAYS SAID ALL ALONG IT WAS AN ACCIDENT. HE AND I ARE STILL GOOD FRIENDS.))
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The judge said he had reasonable doubt that the shooting occurred out of recklessness.
Both men were suspended for 20 days over the incident and are now back at work serving one year's probation.

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Some Salem residents say they don't want one of the city's latest construction projects "towering" over their neighborhood.
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Five neighbors of the Elizabeth Campus property filed a lawsuit, trying to stop the city from building a water tower there.
They say the 12-story tower, part of the YMCA expansion project, will be an eyesore during the day.
And they worry that flashing aircraft warning lights will be a nuisance at night.
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((NORA SMITH/NEIGHBOR; WE FEEL LIKE THE CITY IS USING THE POWER OF IMMINENT DOMAIN TO TAKE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD HERE AND DEVALUE OUR PROPERTY, AND WE'RE NOT BEING COMPENSATED FOR IT, IN FACT OUR TAXES WERE RAISED LAST YEAR.))
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Smith wants the city to build the tower at the Salem Civic Center, saying it will blend in better there.
The City Attorney says his office is still reviewing the suit, and can't comment yet.
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Authorities thought they were dealing with a missing person case.
But when a Southside woman turned up alive and well, her family apparently didn't bother to tell police...
Details straight ahead.
Plus...
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he discovered the Titanic wreckage. Today Bob Ballard's in Roanoke, [11:39:30 OR 12:02:00] responding to a Supreme Court ruling about commercializing the site where the maiden voyage came to an end.
We'll have the story.
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She disappeared nearly two weeks ago, launching a county-wide search.
Now, the Pittsylvania County woman has turned up ... and she has some explaining to do.
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Marya Jones is in our Danville newsroom with more.
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Keith, when Kirsten Lee Worsham disappeared September 23rd, it set off some alarm in the community. She was the second woman from Ringgold to disappear in five months' time.
That touched off a thorough search by sheriff's deputies and Worsham's family.
Now, she's returned home to find herself the object of an investigation related to her disappearance.
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((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF: THERE'S NO CRIME FOR BEING MISSING, BUT THE MANPOWER AND THE PUBLIC ALARM, WE FELT LIKE THE REPORT SHOULD BE PRESENTED TO THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY AND SOCIAL SERVICES.))
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Sheriff's deputies say 24-year-old Kirsten Worsham left her two small children at home and left her family with no clue where she was until last Saturday.
That's when they say her car broke down near Danville and she called family members to come get her.
But deputies say Worsham and her family hid that from them until yesterday.
Worsham told family members that she'd been staying nearby with a male friend.
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Now, authorities say, Worsham could be facing charges of child neglect, withholding information and unauthorized use of a car ... the one she drove off in on September 23.
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Keith?

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Another murder suspect is in custody after another shooting in Henry County.
41-year-old Bassett resident Rosa Lee Thomas was charged with murder and felony use of a firearm.
Her arrest comes after 38-year-old Bobby Dale Scott was shot and killed on Friday night.
Earlier this weekend, 34-year-old Martinsville resident Darryl Carneal Law was charged with capital murder.
Law's uncle died after he was shot in the head and chest ... also on Friday.
Both cases remain under investigation.

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After last week's nuclear accident in Japan, many are wondering whether similar facilities in this country are safe.
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Seven American plants are involved in uranium fuel processing and recycling, including two near Lynchburg.
Framatome Cogema (co-JEM-uh) Fuels builds assemblies for commercial nuclear power plants.
Framatome officials say their work involves only ceramic uranium pellets and NO chemical reactions.
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((JOHN MATHESON/FRAMATOME V.P. OPERATIONS: IT'S INHERENTLY SAFER FROM EVERYTHING THEY WERE DOING IN JAPAN FROM WHAT I'VE READ. EVEN IF WE HAD A PROCESS LIKE THAT WE WOULD NEVER HANDLE MATERIAL IN THAT WAY HERE. WE WOULD HAVE A VOLUME METRICALLY CONTROLLED PROCESS, SO WE'VE NEVER HAD A CRITICALITY EVENT.))
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B-W-X Technologies near Lynchburg DOES process uranium to make nuclear fuel for the U-S Navy.
But officials there say American plants are much more closely regulated and the likelihood of a similar accident is "extremely remote."
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Investors worried about interest rates had something to get excited about today... as news of big mergers led to a steep climb on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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Imagine having a phone number and being able to call the phone company to find out whose it is.
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Or having a name and being able to get a street address and a phone number by contacting an operator.
Bell Atlantic's providing the "Call 54" service in northern Virginia -- but wants State Corporation Commission approval to take it statewide and charge more for the service.
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((PAUL MILLER/BELL ATLANTIC: IT'S AN EXTREMELY POPULAR SERVICE. THE INFORMATION THAT WE'RE PROVIDING IS ALREADY WIDELY AVAILABLE FROM A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT SOURCES. AND AGAIN, WE'RE ONLY PROVIDING THAT INFORMATION THAT'S IN THE PHONE BOOK ITSELF.))
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((KENT WILLIS/VIRGINIA ACLU: PEOPLE'S PRIVACY IS BEING ERODED BY THE QUANTITY OF THE SERVICE. THE QUALITY'S REALLY THE SAME IN MANY WAYS. WHAT YOU GET. BUT NOW YOU CAN GET IT EASIER AND YOU CAN GET MORE OF IT.))
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State Corporation Commission staff members share the privacy concerns of the A-C-L-U.
The actual commissioners have made NO decision yet.
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The Titanic remains controversial 87 years after it came to rest at the bottom of the North Atlantic.
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A Supreme Court ruling today allows continued visitation to the site of the wreck, so long as tourists do not interfere with any ongoing salvage operations.
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The man who discovered Titanic's wreck is in Roanoke today, and he's visibly pleased by the ruling.
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"RMS Titanic" is also the name of the company holding exclusive salvage rights to the wreckage.
That company had sued to stop other corporations from sponsoring high-priced sight-seeing and photographic expeditions to the doomed ship.
Ballard is in town promoting "The Jason Project", which is now in its eleventh year.
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Tonight on News 7 sports, Terrell has two tears, the Cavs have some emotional healing to do after a week of worries and setbacks.
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And we'll see why winning at Martinsville was so special for Jeff Gordon's new crew chief yesterday.
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The woes continue for the oh and four Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos.
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Star running back Terrell Davis is out for the rest of the season.
Davis injured his knee during yesterday's 21-to-13 loss to the New York Jets.
Denver Coach Mike Shanahan says medical tests today revealed injuries to Davis' anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments as well as cartilage damage.
Davis will have surgery in the next 10 days.
Shanahan says his recovery period could last anywhere from four to six months.
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Virginia's 31-to-7 setback to 5th ranked Virginia Tech on Saturday night hurt.
But Steve Mason say the losses the Wahoos have experienced off the field in the past few days have cut even deeper.
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Tech officials announced this afternoon that the Hokies next home game in two weeks on October 16th against Syracuse will have a six pm kickoff. The game will be televised on ESPN.
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James Madison continues to move up the ranks in the Division One double A poll.
The Dukes jump eight spots to number 14 after a road win at then-Number 11 Villanova.




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The Martinsville Speedway wrapped up a 1199 racing season yesterday that included two of its most exciting Cup events ever.
Back in April - John Andretti got the Pettys back in victory lane & yesterday Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt dueled to the wire in the NAPA Auto Care 500 with Gordon getting the win in story book fashion.
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(( If you had sat down and written the perfect script for the Dupont Chevrolet team at Martinsville it would have gone something like this - Virginia Tech graduate Brian Whitesell takes over as crew chief - makes the car good enough to get into the top 5 in qualifying. Then in chapter two the Stuarts Draft native is forced to make a critical late race pit call that could mean the difference between winning and losing.
The call turns out to be the right one and in his first race as a crew chief he gets win.
It's the stuff of which best selling fiction is made - only this time it's true. ((BRIAN WHITESELL:))
You have to be determined to win at Martinsville, and Whitesell has plenty of determination. In fact, he should be a hot property when we returns home in a couple of years for his 20th high school reunion at Stuarts Draft.)) ((BRIAN WHITESELL:))



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NASCAR officials in Daytona Beach, Florida say they have yet to decide whether or not they plan to fine Winston Cup driver Tony Stewart who lost his cool yesterday after getting wrecked by Kenny Irwin.
Stewart recorded his worst ever Winston Cup finish finishing 41st.
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October is the month for ghosts and goblins to appear in haunted houses across the country.
But one local haunted house is looking for the scariest monsters around.
Tonight at 7 - organizers of the Nites of Fright are holding auditions at the Thunder Valley Family Entertainment Center in Salem.
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And on News 7 at 11 - we'll give you a preview of what might be jumping out at you if you walk through the haunted halls.





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