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Coming up... Nearly 80 people are injured and 6 killed when a tornado strikes a Canadian campground -
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And a Lynchburg man is killed in a bicycling accident. It's the second time in less than a month.
More on those stories just ahead. [2-shot toss to Hello]


[Tobacco-Trial]


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The tobacco industry is warning it could go up in smoke if a record ruling against it isn't snuffed out.
A jury decided Florida smokers should receive more than a hundred Billion dollars in damages.
Lee Cowan reports.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stanley Rosenblatt/Plaintiff's Attorney; :32]
[SUPER=01-Ron Milstein/Lorillard Attorney; :55]
[SUPER=01-Dan Webb/Tobacco Attorney; 1:17]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/CBS News; 1:44]
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[OUT Q=Washington]

(((NARR: Big Tobacco is already planning its appeal... of the most damaging verdict in US history. So damaging, executives argue it's a "death warrant" for an industry ironically --already-- charged with making a deadly product.

(NAT/SOT COURT 15:05:40)

"I will publish this verdict.."

(NARR:)


After 5 hours of deliberations, the six member jury ordered cigarette makers to pay more than $144 BILLION dollars -- a record for punitive damages in a product liability case. But the plaintiffs said all along, it was about more than a dollar figure.

(SOT/STANLEY ROSENBLATT, PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY 15:36:16 )

"This was never about money....greatest satisfaction that we have."
The 700-thousand sick Florida smokers who were a part of suit are not likely to see any of the award anytime soon. It is sure to be stuck in litigation for years.

SOT: RON MILSTEIN/LORILLARD ATTORNEY

17:47:46 We have pending hundreds of objections...

(NARR:)


The award comes from the same jury that already blamed the tobacco industry for making a deadly and defective product -- and ordered it to pay more than $12 million dollars in compensatory damages. With those decisions stacked against them, tobacco executives were clearly not surprised by this....

SOT:DAN WEBB, TOBACCO ATTORNEY)

The bottom line is very simple - this is a verdict in favor of no one, and fortunately it will have no particular impact on Philip Morris and its employees.

(COWAN ON CAM:)

"They've ALREADY agreed to pay more than $250 billion dollars in settlement money to all 50 states. It's a fine they'll be paying over the next 25 years -- and THAT they argue, should be punishment enough. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington." ))

[Bike-Ax]


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A bicyclist was killed in Lynchburg yesterday.
Police say 51-year-old Reeves Agnew Fowler of Lynchburg was going down a steep street about 25 miles an hour yesterday, when he lost control and hit a telephone pole head-on.
Police say Fowler most likely died on impact, but he was pronounced dead at the hospital.
In June - Hill City resident Gary Taylor was killed when he was hit by a car while cycling in a triathlon in Blacksburg.



[11Lewis]


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A man who was shot by a Roanoke City police officer has filed a 13-million dollar lawsuit against the city, the Police Chief, and Officer William (boo-Shay) Boucher.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 31]


Officer Boucher shot Wilbert Wesley Lewis on Patton Avenue last year.
Boucher says he thought Lewis was holding a gun behind his back. But Lewis was UN-armed. The bullet hit him in the stomach.
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In the complaint filed yesterday, Lewis claims the city "ratified a pattern of unjustified, unreasonable and illegal shootings."

[Roanoke-Police]


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A federal drug investigation into some of the Roanoke City Police Department's officers may soon wrap up.
An internal probe began more than a year ago, focusing on drug-related problems within the ranks.
The Drug Enforcement Agency took over the investigation in February at the request of city police.
Federal authorities now say they expect their work to be finished "soon."
The regular monthly Grand Jury meets next week, with returns scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday. While there are those who say they expect indictments out of this term, there's no telling whether the JULY Grand Jury will return indictments stemming from the investigation of city police.

[Tornado-Camp]


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Rescuers are searching this morning for survivors of a tornado that struck a camp ground in Canada.
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At least six people are dead, but that number could climb as crews sift through the debris.
The tornado struck last night at the Green Acres campground beside Pine Lake in Alberta.
The twister tossed a number of trailers into the lake.
Rescue workers won't be able to check out those trailers until later this morning.
Officials say nearly eighty people were injured.
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[6Thrift-Store]


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You can find anything from clothes to candles - and books to bikes at one thrift store in the Hill City.
And that's not all - you can help out local students - just by shopping there.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is not]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Becky Porter/Thrift Store Organizer; :16]
[SUPER=@ssm1; :49]
[SUPER=01-Dolores Davis/Thrift Store Volunteer; 1:31]
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((
This is not your ordinary thrift store.
Sure, most of the items are secondhand and priced well below their original value.
But shopping at Lynchburg's PTA- PTO Thrift Shop can be a unique experience.
[SOT 2:15:09]

((BECKY PORTER: WE MAKE IT JUST LIKE A SHOP RATHER THAN A THRIFT STORE, WHERE EVERYTHING'S IN A ROW. OUR PRICES ARE NOT STANDARDIZED, WE HAVE VERY NICE THINGS, QUALITY MERCHANDISE AND THEN THINGS THAT ARE JUST AVERAGE SO WE PRICE THEM ACCORDINGLY.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=price them accordingly.]
[natsot pricing gun 2:29:02]

[RUNS01]
The pricing takes place in the back room where two of the store's four paid employees sort through the bags and bags of donations that roll in every week.
They evaluate each item, price it and send it to the front, hoping it will catch the eye of a discriminating shopper. [Standup ] ((Forty percent of the store's profits are divided equally among the city's eighteen public schools. The rest is divvied up according to how many volunteer hours a school puts in.. the more time a parent or teacher spends here, the more money their school will get. Makes sense, but at first, that was a hard sell for moms who already lead busy lives.)) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=lead busy lives.]
[SOT 2:19:39]

((BECKY PORTER: BUT I THINK WHEN THEY REALIZED IT'S SO MUCH BETTER THAN SELLING CHOCOLATE CANDY FROM DOOR TO DOOR AND SENDING THE CHILDREN OUT TO SELL WRAPPING PAPER, THIS IS ANOTHER WAY TO DO THAT.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=to do that.]


And it's working like a charm.
Business has risen steadily since the store opened last fall.. all these nickel and dime items now add up to more than 500 dollars a day in sales.
[SOT 2:26:26]

((DOLORES DAVIS/THRIFT STORE VOLUNTEER: WE'RE HAPPY WITH OUR SALES AND JUST TO SEE THE CHECKBOOK BUILD UP AND KNOW THAT ALL THE PROFITS ARE GOING BACK TO THE CITY SCHOOLS.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=the city schools.]


The first checks will be handed out next month.. just in time for the new school year.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[11Cory-Everson]


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A Roanoke County gym that's doors are currently closed may have been selling memberships illegally for three years.
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and members may not be able to get their money back. William Bailey -- the gym's chief financial officer -- will not talk on camera. The state Consumer Protection Division says Bailey has not posted the required 50-thousand-dollar bond on gym contracts, so the state cannot reimburse members if the gym stays closed. The assistant commonwealth's attorney says the gym owner has racked up almost five thousand dollars in fines over the last three years. Bailey says his accountant posted bond weeks ago and he expects to re-open the gym soon with a new air conditioner.
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[Sports-Plays]


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The Utah Starzz rallied from a four-point deficit in the final 50 seconds to beat the Phoenix Mercury 87-84 last night in WNBA action.
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[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT/WNBA;]


Brandy Reed led the Mercury with 25 points and gets two of them with this shot from the top of the key.
Korie Hlede downs a three here and led the Starzz' comeback effort last night with 20 points.
Adrianne Goodson threw in 19 and Utah beats Phoenix 87 to 84.
[super=03-Portland, OR/WNBA;]


In Portland, the league's second leading score Katie Smith was held to just 10 points but gets the assist off this pass to Keitha Dickerson.
Keeping Katie in check helped the Fire get their inside game going and pick up the victory over Minnesota.


Portland goes inside again this time to Michele VanGorp and the Fire burns the Lynx 65-54.
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[WeekendCalen]


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If you're still looking to fill your schedule this weekend, here's some ideas from the weekend calendar.
[Take full screen calendar board] [Chyron 7157]


[contractors]


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[note to producer: there IS an achor tag.]
A community-wide effort is bringing big business and smaller companies together - to help the construction industry in the Roanoke Valley.
That's because local contractors are among the employers hardest hit by a labor shortage.
Jennifer Miele shows us how a summit this week could help them cement a deal with their smaller counterparts looking for work.
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[IN Q=Keyword]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jack Avis/Avis Construction; :17]
[SUPER=01-Analisa Waggie/Sweeny & Associates; :55]
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(( Keyword: Networking. That was the Jack Avis plan at the General Contractor's Summit at Virginia Western Community College.
Avis, along with 19 other community business leaders joined forces to find much-needed help - in the form of subcontractors.
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[SOT]

[TC:00:30:10]
[IN Q=Right now there's]

((RIGHT NOW THERE'S A LACK OF SUBCONTRACTORS, AND CONTRACTORS ARE HAVING TROUBLE GETTING PEOPLE. I THINK THAT'S THE GENERAL PROBLEM ACROSS THE INDUSTRY.))
[OUT Q=across the industry.]
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Avis Construction has projects underway like Lamp Works in Roanoke County. Avis says his company has had to hire people, just to find and hire more people to work for him!
The Roanoke Chamber of Commerce sponsored the Contractor's summit and made it possible for Avis to meet people like Analisa Waggie.
Waggie owns an electrical heating and air conditioning company. She was one of many female business owners who came to network at the summit.
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((TODAY I'M HERE TO LET THE LARGER GUYS KNOW THAT THIS SMALL BUSINESS DOES EXIST. WE ARE INTERESTED IN DOING WORK WITH THEM, AND TRYING TO FIND OUT HOW WE CAN GET IN AND BID ON THESE JOBS AND WORK WITH THEM.))
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[OUT Q=work with them.]


The contacts Waggie and Avis made at the summit could create future partnerships, and that creation, Waggie says, is the hardest part of making a business thrive.
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[IN Q=I think it's]

((I THINK IT'S BECAUSE EVERYBODY IS GOING SO FAST NOWADAYS, WE'RE SO BUSY. PEOPLE DON'T KNOW WHAT'S OUT THERE, PEOPLE DON'T KNOW WHO'S OUT THERE AND WHO DOES THE WORK.))
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[OUT Q=does the work.]


The Chamber of Commerce holds the summit annually. Sponsors encourage all business owners, large and small, to network.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke.))
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[TAKE WEB ADDRESS FULLSCREEN]
If you want to learn more about the Chamber's networking opportunities, you can find a link to their web site at our homepage - WDBJ-7-dot-com.
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...
Local reaction to the biggest tobacco judgment in history.
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And after a nine-hour standoff, a man who allegedly shot a paper carrier is in custody. The latest, just ahead.
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[11Danville-Standoff]


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A Danville paper carrier is in serious but stable condition this morning after he was shot yesterday morning.
Authorities say 30 year old Jeffrey Womack was helping a friend deliver papers when 33- year-old Melvin Adkins shot him.
Adkins' family members say he suffers from mental illness.
As Surae Chinn reports, he had apparently stopped taking his medication-
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[SUPER=01-Samantha Jones/Suspect's Neighbor; :11]
[SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; :38]
[SUPER=01-Gayle Adkins/Suspect's Sister-in Law; :48]
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(( It started around 4:30 when shots rang out. Two bullets hit a paper carrier while in a vehicle on Arnett Boulevard.
Residents were evacuated.

[SOT 46:11]

((SAMANTHA JONES/NEIGHBOR: I KNOW NO BULLET HAS A NAME. DIDN'T KNOW IF IT WOULD COME THROUGH THE WINDOW. SCARED TO STAY UPRIGHT.)) [RUNS:07]
The suspect's family had no fear. Melvin Adkins' brother Paul went inside the home to convince him to come out.
10 hours later Adkins did what he was told. He came out without his high powered rifle, with his hands in the air.


[SOT 54:17]

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: WE'VE BEEN TALKING TO HIM ALL DAY TO TALK HIM OUT. HE AGREED IF HE TALKED TO HIS MOTHER AND IF SHE WAS OKAY HE WOULD COME OUT.)) [RUNS:10]
[SOT 1:06:46]

((GAYLE ADKINS/SUSPECT'S SISTER IN LAW: I BROKE DOWN IN TEARS CAUSE I WAS GLAD IT WAS ALL OVER. NO ONE ELSE WAS HURT.))

Gayle Adkins says his brother in law didn't' mean to hurt anyone. He is a man who is mentally ill and just stopped taking his medication.
[SOT 1:03:12]

((GAYLE ADKINS/SUSPECT'S SISTER IN LAW: WHEN HE STOPS TAKING THE MEDICINE HE HEARS VOICES.)) [RUNS:04] Gayle says he's been traumatized ever since he witnessed a family member kill another about 10 years ago.
[SOT1:06:23]

((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: HIS FAMILY HOPES HE'LL BE ABLE TO GET THE NECESSARY TREATMENT. IN THE MEANTIME, MELVIN ADKINS IS BEING CHARGED WITH MALICIOUS WOUNDING. HE IS BEING SENT TO CENTRAL STATE HOSPITAL IN PETERSBURG.))))



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A spokesman for state attorney general Mark Early says yesterday's ruling in the tobacco trial is disappointing, but the case is far from over.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Philip Morris employs 69-hundred in the Richmond area.
Yesterday a Florida jury awarded smokers 144 Billion dollars, a record for punitive damages.
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[SUPER=01-Stanley Rosenblatt/Plantiff's Attorney; :00]
[super=01-Dann Webb/Tobacco Attorney; :14]
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The tobacco industry has ALREADY agreed to pay more than $250 billion dollars in settlement money to all 50 states.

It's a fine they'll be paying over the next 25 years -- and THAT they argue, should be punishment enough.
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[React-Tobacco]


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Some smokers in Roanoke say 144 billion dollars in punitive damages is way too much -- and it's unfair to the tobacco industry.
Joy Sutton has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Why jump]
[SUPER=01-Mark Price/Smoker; :02]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :15]
[SUPER=01-Ronceverte Powell, IV/Smoker; :23]
[SUPER=01-Dana Epperly/Smoker; :34]
[SUPER=01-Marshall Mundy/Attorney; :44]
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(([SOT20:23;47]
[IN Q=Why jump on the]

((MARK PRICE; WHY JUMP ON THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY SO HARD. THEY'RE RESPONSIBLE AND THEY SHOULD BE WILLING TO STEP FORWARD. AND I THINK THEIR DOING THAT. THAT'S TOO MUCH MONEY IT'S RIDICULOUS)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=its ridicolous]


Some smokers in the Roanoke area say big tobacco is unfairly being blamed -- since people have a choice of whether or not to light-up.
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[SOT20;25:36]
[IN Q=I think that's totally dumb]

((RONCEVERTE POWELL IV: I THINK THAT'S TOTALLY DUMB. WHAT PART OF STUPID DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND. IF YOU SMOKE, YOU SMOKE. THEY GOT IT RIGHT ON THE PACK SURGEON GENERALS WARNING)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=general warning]
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[IN Q=I think it's totally]

((DANA EPPERLY: I THINK IT'S TOTALLY UNFAIR TO THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY. I SMOKE. I KNOW THE CONSEQUENCES AND I'M WILLING TO TAKE THAT RISK)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=that risk]


But even if the verdict doesn't stand --one attorney believes it might set a precedent for other cases.
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[SOT20:31:05]
[IN Q=It certainly could be a yard]

((MARSHALL MUNDY: IT CERTAINLY COULD BE A YARD STICK FOR LITIGATION IN TOBACCO CASES IN OTHER STATES. OTHER JURIES WILL BE MINDFUL OF THIS AWARD)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=this award]
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[IN Q=]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTING: MUNDY SAYS THIS IS THE LARGEST PUNITIVE DAMAGE AWARD IN OUR COUNTRY BY FAR. HE SAYS NEXT BIGGEST WAS THE EXXON VALDEZ CASE AND THAT WAS ONLY 12 BILLION DOLLARS.))
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[11Hargrave-Fire]


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Investigators think they know what sparked a fire at a local military academy this week.
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[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


A representative from Hargrave Military Academy says old wiring between the third and fourth floors of Sanford Hall shorted out and caused the Wednesday night blaze.
The fire caused more than 500-thousand dollars in damage to the century-old building.
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A final verdict in the Branch Davidian trial is expected sometime next month.
Yesterday a panel decided the government was not responsible for the deadly end to the standoff seven years ago.
Teresa Estacio reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Michael Bradford/US Attorney; :15]
[SUPER=01-Michael Caddell/Plaintiffs' Attorney; :46]
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Haldeman/David Koresh's Mother; :55]
[SUPER=01-Teresa Estacio/CBS News; 1:14]
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[OUT Q=CBS News Waco, TX]

((The trial lasted nearly a month... but after deliberating for just two and a half hours, the five member advisory panel returned a verdict: On all four counts... The Federal Government was Not Negligent for what happened at Mount Carmel.

(cg: Michael Bradford/US ATTY. )



Surviving sect members and relatives of those who died had claimed in their 675 million dollar wrongful death lawsuit --that federal agents contributed to the death of nearly 80 Davidians by instigating the fiery inferno .. and withholding fire crews.

(cg: Michael Caddell/Plaintiffs' Atty; )



(cg: Bonnie Haldeman/David Koresh's mother)



But, the government had said all along--- Davidian leader David Koresh

bore the sole responsibility for the fire-- by refusing to surrender -- and causing the 51-day standoff that eventually led to the death of his followers.

(Take Terisa Estacio/reporting; )
(incue: Here's what happens next. Because this was a Federal Civil

trial ... the judge has the ultimate say. He reportedly will render his verdict sometime next month TE, CBS News, Waco )))


[Tease#2]



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[both mics HOT]
They're not exactly unsung heroes - but they'll tell you the job is a lot harder than it looks.
Coming up - we'll tell you about the competition underway for some "coveted" spots at this year's U-S Open.
And they don't involve a tennis racket.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Plus...
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[TAKE VO]
A Marvel Comic book series comes to a theatre near you.
Anna Wentworth tells us if "X-Men" is out of this world... AND worth your money.
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[Allen-Robb]


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The candidates for Virginia's hotly-contested Senate seat are still raising and spending the big bucks... and George Allen's in the big money lead.
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The G-O-P candidate raised more than 700-thousand dollars between late may and the end of June.
He spent nearly nine hundred thousand of it, mostly in Northern Virginia.
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By contrast, Democratic incumbent Chuck Robb raised 571- thousand in the same period, and spent around 212- thousand.
Robb now has 3 million dollars in his campaign war chest. Allen has nearly 3- point- 8 million.

[Grand]


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It was a grand opening for Grand Home Furnishings yesterday. But the store is more than just a furniture gallery.

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A superstore entertainment warehouse is one way to describe it.
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[SUPER=01-Robert Bennett/Grand Home Furnishings]
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[OUT Q=of furniture and fun]
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[VO-NAT]

There's a Winner's Circle Cafe complete with the number twenty-one stock car and an eighteen foot wide handmade carousel. The American Cancer Society collects a dollar for each carousel ride and a front entrance fountain gives each piece of change dropped in to the Boy Scouts of America.
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[Ball-People]
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Defending champion Australia is in the Davis Cup final after winning the doubles match to take an insurmountable 3-to-0 lead over Brazil.
Australia will play either the U-S or Spain, who meet next weekend to decide the other Davis Cup finalist.
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Now that Wimbledon is over - the next Grand Slam event to take center court will be the U-S Open.
And there's already one intense competition under way at Flushing Meadows.
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[vo-nat]
[SUPER=03-Flushing Meadows, NY]


Aspiring ball boys and ball girls are going through tryouts in hopes of getting a coveted spot on the court - with some of the biggest names in tennis.
Though it may look like a simple job - the competitors are finding out it's not as easy as it looks.
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[IN-Q=A few]

((A few times i threw the ball out of the court, like completely... not good... yeah... not good.))
[super=01-Vince Salomson/Aspiring Ball Boy]
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[Out-Q=not good.]
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You don't just have to be at least 16 years old for this job - you have to be quick on your feet - have a good throwing arm - and a thorough knowledge of the game.
The pay is a little more than minimum wage.
The rookies have their first day on the court August 22-nd.
Here's a look at today's scores.
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[Profile-Preview]


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A former police officer is steering Civil War gunboats into Roanoke's city market.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Ron Virts captures confederate gunboats on canvas -- from a window in the old Emporium building. This month Western Virginia's History Museum is dedicating a room to Virts' work.
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((THIS IS THE VIRGINIA OR THE MERRIMACK. BUTT BUTT BUTT YOU ASK ABOUT THE NAVAL JACK. ON THE FRONT OF THE VIRGINIA THERE IS THE NAVAL JACK WITH SEVEN STARS. AT THAT PARTICULAR TIME THERE WERE SEVEN STATES IN THE CONFEDERACY.))
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Virts ultimately hopes to teach art to children.
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[TAKE PROFILE PROMO BOARD FS] Hear why he switched from chasing criminals to painting gunboats -- on this week's Virginia Profile.
That's tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning, beginning at 8.
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