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Coming up......
Police are still waiting for the release of hostages in California this morning after a botched robbery.
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And it looks like 300 new jobs are coming to Bedford.
More on those stories in just a moment.
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There's good economic news for Bedford this morning - after some recent hard times.
A telephone marketing company plans to move into a county-owned building - and bring with it 300 new jobs.
The president of InService America says he wants to move in by January.
The new company is expected to be a welcome boost to Bedford, which was hit recently by the closing of the Bunker Hill Foods plant and the nine month strike against Rubatex, the area's largest employer.



[Hostage-Situation]


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A hostage standoff between police and two gunmen continues in California this morning.
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It began when a SWAT team surprised two armed men late yesterday afternoon as they were leaving Morgan's Jewelers in Rolling Hills Estates after a robbery.
The men ducked back into the store and they've been holding store employees hostage ever since.
A crisis negotiating team is on the scene, trying to get the hostages released unharmed.
Police aren't sure how many are being held, but the owner of the mall says there are five hostages.
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[Serial-Killer]


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The man who's become known as the railroad killer has led authorities to another body.
Angel Resendez is in prison for several murders committed in three states.
Now, authorities hope he has helped solve a mystery involving the disappearance of an Illinois girl... in what may turn out to have been his first murder.
Stacy Roberts reports.
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Resendez has admitted to killing nine people.

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Lightning has touched off wildfires spanning tens of thousands of acres out West.
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The flames raging near the Oregon-Idaho border spread rapidly after the fires were sparked Friday.
These pictures show how drought has left the dry land vulnerable to flames which have roared through some 70-thousand acres.
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[Canada-Tornado]


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In Alberta, they are still cleaning up from Friday's killer tornado.
The death toll has been updated to nine - more than 130 others were injured.
Canada's prime minister says the twister that ripped through a campsite shows the fragility and preciousness of life.

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Norfolk Southern recently asked some its Roanoke workers to come back - but says plans are still on track for layoffs of hundreds.
We'll explain, coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And...
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[TAKE VO] a luxurious piece of railroad history rolls into Roanoke's Virginia Museum of Transportation.
The story still ahead.
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[Health-Week]


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A family history of cancer doesn't account for nearly as many cases of the disease as outside factors.
It's just one story in Health Week.
Here's Dr. Dave Hnida.
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((ON CAM YOUR FAMILY HISTORY OR THE ENVIRONMENT- WHICH PUTS YOU AT A HIGHER RISK FOR CANCER?

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ITS ACTUALLY A COMBINATION OF BOTH- BUT A STUDY IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SHOWS THE ENVIRONMENT- MEANING DIET, SMOKING, CHEMICALS,AND VIRUSES- ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALMOST 75% OF ALL CASES .

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ALSO THIS WEEK, A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL CIRCULATION FINDS MOST AMERICANS ARE MORE LIKELY TO CALL AN AMBULANCE IF SOMEONE ELSE IS HAVING CHEST PAIN THAN IF THEY THEMSELVES WERE HAVING SYMPTOMS OF A HEART ATTACK. THE STUDY ALSO FOUND WHEN PEOPLE DID SEEK CARE FOR HEART ATTACK SYMPTOMS- MANY DROVE THEM THEMSELVES TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM. FOR YOUR SAKE AND OTHER PEOPLE ON THE ROAD- THE MAGIC NUMBERS: 911.

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AND FINALLY TODAY- IF YOU'RE A WOMAN OVER AGE 40- YOU'RE PROBABLY BUSY AS CAN BE- AND AS RESULT EXERCISE CAN GET THE SHORT END OF THE STICK IN YOUR BUSY DAY. BUT FOR YOUR HEARTS SAKE- TRY TO SQUEEZE IN SOME REGULAR EXERCISE- A NEW REPORT FROM STANFORD UNIVERSITY HAS FOUND NO EXERCISE IS AS BAD FOR YOUR HEART AS SMOKING A PACK OF CIGARETTES EVERY DAY.
ON CAM THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THIS WEEKS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))



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A 1920s railcar was on the move again this weekend - to its new temporary home at Roanoke's Virginia Museum of Transportation.
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Car One (oh-en-ee) rolled into the museum yesterday - it will be on display there for 2 months.
The historic passenger car was owned by the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad company.
It was used by the company's president to entertain his most important clients -- including some government officials and dignitaries.
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((KAY STRICKLAND/VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION: NEVER HAVE WE BEEN ABLE TO BRING IN A CAR OF THIS QUALITY, I BELIEVE THIS IS JUST A WONDERFUL THING FOR THE TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM AND FOR ITS VISITORS. THE VISITORS WILL BE ABLE TO LOOK INSIDE THE CAR THROUGH THE WINDOWS ALONG THE DOCK AND BE ABLE TO SEE THE ROOMS))
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The passenger car has three bedrooms, a dining area, and a full kitchen.
While the transportation museum will not allow visitors to walk inside the car, it will use it for some special appreciation luncheons.
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What exists beyond the skies has intrigued people for as long as history has been recorded.
And in the 20th century - humankind made huge steps breaking through to the final frontier.
As Keith Humphry tells us in this week's Newsreel, the recent launch of an international space station module is just another of the many significant events in July - that are out of this world.
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((CRONKITE: ARMSTRONG IS ON THE MOON... ON THIS JULY 20TH... ARMSTRONG: ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND.))
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[VO OF AMERICAN FLAG FROM SPACE REEL 24:30 then any cool shots of astronauts on moon's surface]
It was a feat of awesome proportions.
Even as the world watched Neil Armstrong take the first step on the moon... to many - it represented U-S victory in the race with the Soviet Union for historic firsts in space.
But America made note early on that rivals on Earth - might see better results if they pursued such lofty goals... together. [Kennedy at UN from THIS DAY IN HISTORY TAPE 1:23:25]
In 1963, President Kennedy told the United Nations that space exploration should NOT be a matter of national competition -
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((A FURTHER JOINT EFFORT IN THE REGULATION AND EXPLORATION OF SPACE... 1:23:35 I INCLUDE AMONG THESE POSSIBILITIES A JOINT EXPEDITION TO THE MOON. SPACE OFFERS NO PROBLEMS OF SOVEREIGNTY. BY RESOLUTION OF THIS ASSEMBLY THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED NATIONS HAVE FORSWORN ANY CLAIM TO TERRITORIAL RIGHTS IN OUTER SPACE.))
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Kennedy said it was fiscally practical for the USSR and America to join scientific forces rather than duplicate research and construction.
But the two nations did not [THIS DAY IN HISTORY TAPE TC 1:24:37 astronauts shaking hands] join hands in space until 1975 - when, on July 17th - Americans and Soviets rendezvoused in the final frontier.
Nine years later - President Reagan [Show Zvezda animation from SPACE REEL tape at 17:24, 17:42, 17:48] would have a new challenge for some of America's brightest minds. The directive would again bring about international cooperation.
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((TONIGHT, I AM DIRECTING NASA TO DEVELOP A PERMANENTLY MANNED SPACE STATION AND TO DO IT WITHIN A DECADE.))
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NASA is much closer to realizing Reagan's goal - after the launch of the Zvezda (z-VEZZ-duh) Service Module which lifted off from Russian soil last week.
Zvezda will be the core of a U-S -led space station project involving 16 nations.
Though there are concerns about Russia's reliability - [ZVEZDA ON LAUNCH PAD - THEN BRING UP LAUNCH AUDIO] Zvezda's set to dock next week.
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((4, 3, 2, 1. LIFTOFF... THE CENTERPIECE OF RUSSIA'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION, SETTING THE STAGE FOR PERMANENT HUMAN PRESENCE IN SPACE.))
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NASA says the first live crew could arrive at the station in October.
That's Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry.))




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You can now get your tickets for The Western Virginia Education Classic.
The football game between Virginia Union and Livingstone will be played September 16th.
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Roanoke Vice Mayor Bill Carder bought the first tickets. Not only will the contest bring football back to Victory Stadium, but it will raise money for Project Recovery.
The Total Action Against Poverty program works toward keeping Roanoke children in school.
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You can pick up tickets for the September 16th football game at the Roanoke Civic Center or CMT. Tickets are eight dollars in advance, five dollars for students.
TAP is partnering with The Blues and Jazz Festival which is happening the same day. Bring you football ticket stub and get three dollars off the festival admission.
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Some local restaurant customers are spared when an employee is allegedly caught trying to overcharge them.
And... the latest on a Biomedical Center that will bring international attention to Roanoke.
Jennifer Miele has those stories and more in this week's Business Review.
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This week in Review.... a waiter at Ragazzi's Italian Restaurant on Electric Road in Roanoke County was apparently caught red-handed when he tried to overcharge customers.
The Better Business Bureau says the restaurant's policies which call for daily and nightly audits, or checks on credit card uses, may have saved its customers from being charged.
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The Consumer Credit Counseling Service is holding seminars to provide some answers for first time home buyers. The two-part classes can be attended across the Valley. They cover mortgages, real estate contracts, and budgeting, AND are free of charge.
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Roanoke City Manager Darlene Burcham revealed the new biomedical association with Kobe, Japan at a Kiwanis Club luncheon.
Kobe's own biomedical center will be modeled after Carillon's Biomedical Institute. The agreement gives University of Virginia staff the opportunity to have an office in at the Japanese site.
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The number of Americans claiming unemployment benefits shot up last week to its highest point in more than a year, and the Roanoke Valley followed the trend.
The Virginia Employment commission says one-thousand fifty seven people filed first time claims last week, up from one hundred seventy one the week before.
They blame the tenfold increase on holiday shutdowns. [PRE-PRO]
Dow Jones industrial average closed up 24 points at ten-thousand-812 and the NASDAQ gained 71 points to end at 42-hundred-45.
For News 7 I'm Jennifer Miele, and that's this week's Business Review.))

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Get ready to be splattered in Salem - if you're a paintball fan.
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"Concept Splatter" received a warm welcome by paint ball lovers.
To use the course with a team or as a "walk on" it will cost you eight dollars if you have your own gear.
You can also rent gear for 20 dollars.
Some players say the game can be addictive.
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((CORY SADLER/PLAYER: YOU KNOW IT'S NOT HURTING ANYONE PLUS YOU KNOW YOU HAVE THAT TERMINATOR TYPE ATTITUDE, IT'S NEAT.))
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When fired, a paint ball can travel more than 200 feet so the owner says he's made sure safety comes first on the course by setting up safety zones.
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Coming up
A standoff with two gunmen continues near Los Angeles - after a jewelry store heist.
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Plus some local Norfolk Southern employees are asked back to work - but the company says layoffs are still on the horizon.
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Jewel thieves are holding hostages after a botched robbery attempt at a store 30 miles southwest of Los Angeles.


The stand off is still going on this morning.
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It began when a SWAT team surprised two armed men late yesterday afternoon as they were leaving Morgan's Jewelers in Rolling Hills Estates after a robbery. The men ducked back into the store and they've been holding store employees hostage ever since.
A crisis negotiating team is on the scene, trying to get the hostages released unharmed.
Police aren't sure how many are being held, but the owner of the mall says there are five hostages.
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24 employees of Norfolk Southern are back at work... even though layoffs are still planned.
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They're employed in the Roanoke locomotive shop.
A spokeswoman for Norfolk Southern says she doesn't know how long the work will last.
The company needed additional work on its trains.
Despite the call backs, Norfolk Southern still plans to lay off 2-hundred-28 employees at its Roanoke car shop next month.
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After the efforts of volunteers who raised 105 THOUSAND dollars - a new animal clinic is open for business in Southwest Virginia.
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The Planned Pethood Clinic in Boones Mill opened its door for the first time yesterday.
The spay and neuter facility is offering its services at a low cost for pet owners and rescue organizations.
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((DONNA ESSIG/PLANNED PETHOOD CLINIC: WE THINK THIS IS THE ANSWER TO OVERPOPULATION NOT TAKING THEM AFTER THEIR BORN AND KILLING THEM IN SHELTERS. BECAUSE THERE'S REALLY NOT ENOUGH HOMES FOR THEM NOW WE CAN'T PLACE THE ANIMALS THAT ARE OUT THERE NOW. SO WE REALLY NEED TO STOP THE BIRTH RATE))
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The clinic is the first of its kind in Southwest, Virginia.
And some animal organizations say clinics like it are definitely needed.
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((JOAN KASPER/HEEL N' GAIT DOG CLUB: IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING AND THEY'VE ALL WORKED SO HARD TO MAKE IT A REALITY. IT'S A WONDERFUL DAY FOR THEM AND THE WHOLE REGION. NOW WE HAVE A PLACE WE CAN REFER PEOPLE TO))
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Price-is-Right host Bob Barker is among the contributors who donated to the cause.
The clinic is open Tuesday through Saturday by appointment.
The cost is between 15 and 30 dollars depending on the pet.
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As promised - Presidential candidate Al Gore is on the offensive and attacking George W- Bush's record - and Bush is responding.
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At a campaign stop in Baltimore yesterday, Gore took aim at Bush's record as Governor of Texas.
He said Bush gave tax breaks to the oil industry - while ignoring a critical health care situation.
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The Bush camp says Gore's charges are false - and that the Vice President's campaign is filled with "half truths".


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[11Warner]


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At least one of the candidates for Virginia's top spot already has quite a stash of funds for the Governor's race, even though it's more than a year away.
Democrat Mark Warner has raised nearly two MILLION dollars - and has another one-point-six MILLION on hand.
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Those numbers come from financial disclosure reports filed by Warner's campaign.
Lieutenant Governor John Hager and Attorney General Mark Early - who are battling for the Republican nomination for governor, haven't filed their reports yet.
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Still to come on News 7....... a new coalition in the Roanoke Valley says its goal is to make fatherhood a priority.


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

And... in this week's Virginia Profile -
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It's not a badge - but a paintbrush that's drawing attention to a former police officer in Roanoke.
Details ahead.
But first.
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A former police officer is displaying his artwork at a special exhibit in Roanoke's History Museum of Western Virginia. And when he sets up his easel downtown, he turns heads. Tina Tenret introduces us to Ron Virts in this week's Virginia Profile.
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(( Ron Virts has snagged his own idea of a corner office -- a window seat in the Heironomus building downtown.
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((RON VIRTS/ARTIST: I CONSTANTLY HAVE PEOPLE TAPPING ... READ THEIR LIPS YOU KNOW.))
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But from his coffee shop table, Ron Virts chases more than street scenes. He captures confederate gunboats.
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((VIRTS: I HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE LOOK AT MY PAINTINGS TODAY AND SAY IS THAT THE MONITOR OR THE MERRIMAC? THEY HAVE NO IDEA THE CONFEDERATES LAID DOWN 50 GUNBOATS AND 21 OF THEM SAW ACTION. BUTT BUTT BUTT THIS PARTICULAR SHIP HERE AND THE THIRD OF THE PRINTS, THE CSS ALABAMA, AS YOU CAN SEE, IS A TALL SHIP AND HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF SINKING MORE UNION SUPPLIES THAN ANY OTHER SHIP IN HISTORY.))
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Virts started out thinking he would paint all 21 battleships in a year. Six years later, he's only halfway done.
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((VIRTS: LOOKS LIKE TO ME THEY PUT EM THERE LIKE THEY DIDN'T WANT ME TO GET TO EM.))
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Virts also restores other people's art. The former cop taught himself to paint when his health went bad. Now he charges 700-dollars for a framed painting. This month they're showcased in the History Museum of Western Virginia.
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((CENTER IN THE SQUARE IS ONE OF THE NICEST PLACES IN VIRGINIA THIS SIDE OF RICHMOND. AND IT'S SUCH AN HONOR TO HAVE MY PAINTINGS THERE. BUTT BUTT BUTT THE PAINTINGS THAT ARE THERE HAD ALREADY BEEN SOLD SO I HAVE TO GO ALL OVER THREE STATES TO GET EM BACK TO DO THE SHOW.))
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Someday Ron Virts hopes to teach children to paint -- but first, he wants to gain ground on a few more of those gunboats.
Tina Tenret News7.))





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Come 2004 - valedictorians and salutatorians will things of the past for Pulaski County High School.
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The school board has voted to drop the use of designations and will instead recognize all students who graduate with a four point oh grade point average.
School officials say some students have become so obsessed with chasing the top honors that they've loaded up on difficult courses with weighted grading scales.... forsaking other classes that might do them more good.
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[11Fatherhood-Summit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-22; TC 52:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A new organization in the Roanoke Valley says more fathers need to play bigger roles in the lives of their children.

Joy Sutton tells us about this Fatherhood Coalition.
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[IN Q=Greg and ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Gregory Garrison/Father;:10]
[SUPER=01-Jon Morris/Roanoke Fatherhood Coalition;:44]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Robinson, Jr./Attorney;1:02]
[SUPER=07-Alycia Garrison;1:30]
[SUPER=@Joy2;1:47]
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[OUT Q=news 7, roanoke.]

(( Greg and Alycia Garrison are more than just father and daughter they're also friends. Greg was only 18 when Alycia was born and he raised her as a single father.
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[SOT tape 1 15:10:42]
[IN Q=It's made me a better person]

((GREG GARRISON/FATHER: IT'S MADE ME A BETTER PERSON. AGAIN I CAN'T THINK OF HER OUT OF MY LIFE AND EVERYTHING I'VE DONE SINCE BEFORE SHE WAS BORN I'VE DESIGNED AROUND HER.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=around her]


Greg joined other fathers from across the area at the 1st annual fatherhood Summit at Hill Street Baptist Church in Roanoke.
The event was sponsored by a new organization called the Roanoke Valley Fatherhood Coalition.
The group is working to support and encourage fathers' involvement in their children's lives.
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[IN Q=When fathers aren't involved in their]

((JON GARRISON/ROANOKE VALLEY FATHERHOOD COALITION: WHEN FATHERS AREN'T INVOLVED IN THEIR CHILDREN'S LIVES IF THEY DO LIVE OUTSIDE THE HOME, THE KIDS ARE MUCH MORE LIKELY TO BE INCARCERATED, ADDICTED TO DRUGS, DROP OUT, JUST HAVE BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS IN SCHOOL, EVEN SUICIDE AND TEEN PREGNANCY INCREASE DRAMATICALLY)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=increase dramatically]


At the summit the men discussed various issues facing fathers these days, like legal concerns.
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[SOT15:22:12]
[IN Q=Some of the primary issue]

((JIMMY ROBINSON JR./ ATTORNEY: SOME OF THE PRIMARY ISSUES ARE CUSTODY ISSUES, VISITATIONS AND SUPPORT PAYMENT ISSUE. THOSE ARE THE PRIMARY CONSIDERATION ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE DEALING WITH NON-MARRIED FATHERS)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=non-married fathers]


The coalition hopes these fathers will serve as a support network for one another - and also as role models for others in the community.
And Alycia says she can't thank her father enough for always being there.
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[SOT 15;15:17]
[IN Q=The main thing that]

((ALYCIA GARRISON: THE MAIN THING THAT STANDS OUT IN MY MIND IS THAT HE STAYED AROUND AND HE DIDN'T LEAVE AND THAT'S GREATLY APPRECIATED)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=greatly appreciated]
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((nat sound of clapping)) [RUNS03]
And on this day her father is getting praise from the coalition as one the three people it's chosen as father of the year.
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[SOT15;11:43]
[IN Q=To have someone]

((GREG GARRISON: TO HAVE SOMEONE COME-UP AND PUT YOU ON THE BACK AND SAY GOOD JOB MAKES ME FEEL GOOD, MAKES ME FEEL GOOD)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=feel good]


Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))

















[SPORTS-EXTRA]


[ANCHOR=DENISE]
[NEWSCAST=SUN AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Sports Extra #2]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Major life changes can be prompted by simple things.
For one area man the simple act of tying his shoes was one thing that led to some life altering experiences.
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[SUPER=01-Stu Israel/Training for Marathon; :07]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :14]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=Helping himself]
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[OUT Q=]


Eight months later Stu Israel has lost more than seventy pounds, runs six days a week, and can tie his shoes easily.
Stu is the Marketing and Development Coordinator for Good Samaritan Hospice. His work was another reason he saw the need to change his life.
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His boss planted the marathon seed.
Last year, at 51, Stu competed in some shorter races in the senior games in Richmond.
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He signed up for the 26.2 mile race and committed himself to raise four thousand dollars for the Arthritis Foundation.
He'll be making the trip to the Honolulu, Hawaii, with other Southwest Virginians, participating in the foundation's Joints In Motion program.
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While the training and dieting has changed his appearance, there have been some more subtle changes that may be even more important.
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Stu is a novice runner and plans to cross the finish line of the Honolulu Marathon by both walking and running the race.
And when all is said and done he'll have helped others by helping himself.))

[Wife-Carrying]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You've heard the saying, 'he ain't heavy. He's my brother. Well how about, she ain't heavy, she's my wife.
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[SOT 5:51:40]
[IN Q=ladies and gentlemen]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=championship]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Portland, ME;]


A new tradition kicked off in Portland, Maine this weekend.
It's the first ever National Wife Carrying Competition.
Husbands from all over the country are invited to pick up their wives for the chance to win several choice prizes.

All they have to do is carry their wives for a 100 yard dash.
The grand prize for the couple with the best time is the wife's weight in beer.
The husband can also take home her weight in donuts, her weight in cd's, or her weight in coffee.
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[SOT 5:52:21]
[IN Q=my kids]

[OUT Q=for lunch] [RUNS=10]