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Coming up on News 7-
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An update on negotiations between Verizon Communications and union leaders.
The Reverend Al Sharpton urges folks in Lynchburg to "redeem the dream".
The U-S Senate campaign in Virginia gathers steam at the Homestead.
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And another Hollywood marriage unfolds. News 7 is next.


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Time is running out for Verizon. Union officials say more than 700- Roanoke based workers will likely walk off the job.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Verizon]


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The workers say they will go on strike at midnight unless an agreement can be reached with Verizon Virginia.
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The company was formed in June by the merger of Bell Atlantic and G-T-E.
The union employees are protesting what they call intolerable working conditions.
The workers say they're only allowed to use the rest room a certain number of times each day and only for a certain amount of time.
Company officials say a strike would not disrupt regular telephone service or wireless communication.
But it would delay repairs, new service orders and billing.
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If the Roanoke based workers go on strike-- they'll be joined by Verizon employees in eleven other states.

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37 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of his dream of a color- blind America, black leaders say they're ready to return to Washington, D.C. to "redeem that dream".
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The Reverend Al Sharpton was in Lynchburg tonight for a rally geared towards getting people to participate in the "Redeem The Dream" march on August 26th.
Sharpton says while America has made progress in race relations since 1963, new problems like racial profiling have cropped up.
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((REV. AL SHARPTON/NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK: ANY TIME YOU CAN RIDE DOWN THE HIGHWAY THAT YOUR TAX DOLLARS PAID FOR, AND THEY PULL YOU OVER BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN AND LET OTHERS DRIVE BY BECAUSE THEY'RE WHITE, THERE'S SOMETHING SICK IN THOSE STEREOTYPES. (APPLAUSE) ))
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Sharpton says a new generation of black Americans must step forward and take up the cause of their ancestors.
This was the civil rights leader's second visit to Lynchburg and Court Street Baptist Church in two months.


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U-S Senator Chuck Robb and former Governor George Allen met face to face this morning for their first debate at the Homestead.
As Kate Weidaw tells us--- it was clear from the beginning the candidates want voters to know each man is significa

ntly different.
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((Clinton values versus Virginia values is just one of Republican George Allen's criticism against his opponent Democratic incumbent Senator Chuck Robb - While Robb continues to say Allen is getting better and better at distorting his record. During the debate, cutting taxes was top on the list and Allen pointed out Robb's vote last month against the so called marriage penalty tax.

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((GEORGE ALLEN: WHY SHOULD SOMEONE PAY AN ADDED 14 HUNDRED DOLLARS A YEAR IN TAXES SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY'RE MARRIED.))
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Robb says he voted against it because only 40 percent of the relief the bill provides would go to married couples. The topic of abortion questioned what role the government should play in regulating it.

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((CHUCK ROBB: I AM NOT PRO ABORTION I HAVE NEVER BEEN PRO ABORTION I ALWAYS HAVE BEEN PRO CHOICE I DON'T THINK WE AS A GOVERNMENT OUGHT TO MAKE THAT DECISION.))
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((GEORGE ALLEN: I DON'T THINK THE TAXPAYERS SHOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR ELECTIVE ABORTIONS CHUCK YOU MADE TAXPAYERS PAY FOR THAT.))
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One of the biggest differences between the candidates was education and how to spend federal education funds. However there is one topic both candidates agreed on, taking campaign contributions from tobacco companies.

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((CHUCK ROBB: I TO HAVE EXCEPTED CONTRIBUTIONS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES ALL LEGAL SOURCES AND HAVE CONTINUED TO DO SO I HAVE WORKED HARD WITH TOBACCO FARMERS IN A NUMBER OF PIECES OF LEGISLATION.))
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What couldn't go unnoticed was Senator Robb loosing his place and forgetting questions asked by Allen.

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((GEORGE ALLEN: HE KEPT FORGETTING THE QUESTION SO THAT MADE IT HARD TO KEEP REMINDING HIM WHY WHAT IS YOUR REASON.))
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((CHUCK ROBB: HE WAS ISSUING DISTORTIONS SO FAST THAT I COULDN'T WRITE THEM ALL DOWN, I'M GOING TO GO BACK AND LOOK AT THE TAPE I'LL WORK THROUGH ALL OF THEM BUT I WASN'T BEFUDDLED AT ALL.))
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But with two more scheduled debates to go, both candidates hope voters will be able to see how different each man is. Kate Weidaw News 7 Bath County.))






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Republicans are blasting President Clinton for vetoing a tax cut for married couples.
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Clinton vetoed the bill before his morning round of golf on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
In his weekly radio address, the President said it would erase projected budget surpluses and mostly benefit the wealth.
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((IF WE WANT TO KEEP MAKING PROGRESS, WE'VE GOT TO KEEP MAKING GOOD CHOICES. AND COMMITTING A HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE SURPLUS THAT MAY OR MAY NOT MATERIALIZE TO TAX CUTS IS NOT A GOOD CHOICE.))
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Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush was one of Clinton's most vocal critics today.
Bush's promise to end the marriage tax drew cheers from the crowd of about four thousand that turned out to hear the Texas governor this morning.
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Former President Gerald Ford could be on his way home soon. This afternoon, doctors said Ford's completely recovered from a small stroke.
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The 87-year-old president was hospitalized just hours after appearing at the G-O-P national convention Tuesday. Doctors performed a one-hour operation on Ford this morning to correct an abscess in his mouth... Ford's tongue had been painfully swollen for several days.
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((HE IS ABLE TO SWALLOW WITHOUT DIFFICULTY. HIS SPEECH HAS COME BACK AND OF COURSE HE AND HIS FAMILY ARE MUCH HAPPIER WITH THE WAY HIS TONGUE IS FEELING AT THIS TIME.))
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Doctors say Ford is expected to be released from the hospital sometime next week.


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Lynchburg authorities say their first gun amnesty day was a success - even though they didn't collect a single gun.
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Convicted felons were given a chance today to turn in any guns they might own.. it is illegal to possess a firearm after being convicted of a felony.
No one took advantage of the offer, but officials say the program.. part of Project Exile.. is helping reduce gun- related violence across the state.
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((HERSCHEL KELLER/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.: WE KNOW THAT IN RICHMOND THE PROJECT HAS BEEN UP AND RUNNING FOR TWO YEARS, THE NUMBER OF FIREARM RELATED ARRESTS HAS DROPPED BY 67 PERCENT, SO THAT'S OVER A TWO THIRDS DROP IN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT ARE BEING ARRESTED CARRYING FIREARMS, SO IT HAS HAD A TREMENDOUS IMPACT ON THAT.))
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If you're caught carrying a gun after being convicted of a crime, you face a mandatory term of anywhere from two to five years in prison.
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A masked bandit held up a Roanoke business at gunpoint this morning.
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The robbery happened shortly after eight at Montano's Restaurant on Franklin Road.
Police say a female employee had just unlocked the back door when a black male armed with a hand gun entered the restaurant and demanded money.
The suspect made off with checks and cash and may have fled in a silver car.
No one was injured.
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An exotic dancer from Roanoke is charged with malicious wounding after allegedly beating another woman with a high heeled shoe. 25-year-old Thomeka Childress - also known as XTC (Ecstacy) is accused of beating 24-year-old Chastity Frye as she was preparing to audition at a cabaret. Childress says it was self-defense, because Frye hit her first. If found guilty, Childress could face up to 20 years behind bars.



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Next on News 7 at 11 .. Thousands flock to a Roanoke park for a little family fun, complements of a local radio station.
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And a new deal with Philip Morris could mean big bucks for Virginia's tobacco farmers. That's still ahead.
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Police have charged a woman in connection with a stabbing in Danville yesterday afternoon.
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Sue Ellen King Totten (TOTT-in) is charged with malicious wounding.
Larry Johnson was found stabbed in the chest Friday.
Police say Johnson is in critical condition.
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For the second time in a week, meat potentially contaminated with E-Coli bacteria is being recalled in Virginia. [take pinnacle page] The Moyer Packing Company of Pennsylvania is recalling more than a quarter-million pounds of beef in 10 states. The products were produced July 19th in ten pound packages with the establishment number one-three-one-one and the date 7-19-zero zero.

So far, there have been no reports of illnesses.[Philip-Morris]


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Virginia tobacco growers may benefit a new deal with Philip Morris.
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The company announced Friday it has signed contracts to buy more than 55 million pounds of burley tobacco directly from farmers.
The pilot program is in wake of 45 percent quota cuts in burley to be auctioned this fall.
Farmers in Virginia and six other states have contracts. The program includes an increase in prices paid for the tobacco, and growers will get immediate payment upon delivery of their tobacco in November.
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The weather was good for W-T-O-Y's third annual Family Fun day and "Stone Soul Picnic" in Roanoke's Washington Park.
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The event featured live music, ranging from gospel to rap to R-and-B. There are also games for the kids, information booths and, of course, food! Event coordinators say they're thrilled mother nature cooperated with the day.
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((RALPH CLARK/WTOY: PEOPLE WERE SORT-OF DOUBTFUL ABOUT TODAY'S EVENT - DUE TO THE MERE FACT OF ALL THE RAIN WE'VE HAD. THEY CALLED FOR SHOWERS TODAY. BUT YOU SORTA WORK ON FAITH AND WE HAD FAITH TODAY IT WOULD COME OUT JUST LIKE IT DID.))

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Family Fun day organizers say at least one-thousand people attended today's event.
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Still to come on News 7... Virginia Tech alumni have re-paid the school in a big way this year. We'll tell you why the university says it's reached a milestone.
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And a former teen star will soon be "Home Alone." The latest on Macauley Culkin's Hollywood marriage in a few minutes.
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[Lotto]

[SUPER=137-4 6 4/1 9 6 1/3 13 15 25 27/12 24 29 30 34 41/3 7 7 3 9 8][Tech-Money]



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It's been a record year for generous donations at Virginia Tech. Officials at the school say alumni, parents, faculty and staff poured 55-million dollars into the university this fiscal year.
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It's the first time the school has topped 50-million in private contributions in a single year. Alumni contributed 18-million dollars, and private donors gave a record 10-million into the school's athletic program.

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Explosives intended for making fireworks detonated in an apartment building in China killing 21 people.
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More than two dozen others were injured in yesterday's blast.
The explosion occurred as an independent fireworks maker was transferring two tons of explosives from his truck to a storage space in the apartment building.
Officials have not said what sparked the explosion.
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More than nine-thousand acres of land in California have been scorched by wildfires, but firefighters are slowly making progress.
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Authorities say the fire near the Pechanga Indian Reservation is 25-percent contained. And, they say, the reservation has suffered no structural damage. Firefighters are dealing with steep terrain, erratic winds and high temperatures. It was close to one-hundred degrees there today.
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If this story were a movie... it might be called "Home Alone Again."
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Macauley Culkin has split with his actress-wife Rachel Miner.
A Culkin spokesman has confirmed the parting is very real.
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The 19- year old star of "Home Alone" married Miner two years ago.[Weather] [08/05/2000] [WXPRO/FULL] Current Statistics Weather Statistics [MUSIC UNDER]
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The Virginia Tech Football was back in Blacksburg today to begin working on a way to match last years season of the century.
Mike Stevens and Photographer Greg Moore have our story from Lane Stadium.
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A walk with the bases loaded in the 10-inning led the Baltimore Orioles to a 5 to 4 win over Tampa Bay.
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A shot of the skyline in St. Petersburg this afternoon
The Devil Rays trailed 4 to 3 until the 5-th that's when Greg Vaughn unloaded on the pitch sending it over the left field wall for a solo home run to tie the game at 4 to 4.
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The Devil Rays loaded the bases in the 10-th and Miguel Cairo draws the walk scoring the winning run, Baltimore beats Tampa Bay 5 to 4 in 10.
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Will Clark homered for the third consecutive game today as St. Louis beat Atlanta 5 to nothing.
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This little fan have a fun day at the ball park.
The Cardinals jumped on the Braves in the bottom of the first Jim Edmonds hits this double to the left field corner Fernando Vina scores to make it 1 to nothing St. Louis.
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Clark reached base three times with this home run and two walks he's 6 for 10 since joining the Cardinals in a trade on Tuesday and St. Louis beats the Atlanta Braves 5 to nothing.
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David Wells became baseball's first 17 game winner today as Toronto beat Texas 8 to 5.
Tony Batista hit his American League leading 33-rd home run.
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In San Diego, Sammy Sosa was in the spot light in the Cubs 6 to 3 win over the Padres.
Sosa hit his 34-th homer today he also reached 100 R-B-I's for the sixth straight season. And here's a look at tonight's scores.
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Bobby Labonte's move past Rusty Wallace with 15 laps to go sent him to Victory Lane in the Brickyard 400.
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Early in the race Bobby Labonte was chasing pole sitter Ricky Rudd with 148 laps to go.
Then Mark Martin gets loose in a crowd and hits the wall bringing out the first caution of the day.
Darrell Waltrip, The crowd favorite, was running in the 15-th position after starting on the outside pole with 80 laps to go.
Rusty Wallace, who led early in the race, was leading the field at the halfway point of the event.
Bill Elliott had the fastest car on the track running faster than Wallace and Bobby Labonte the front two cars.
Then with 14 laps to go Labonte would get by Wallace after a light tap in the rear bumper and he pulled away winning the sixth annual Brickyard 400.
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((BOBBY LABONTE/BRICKYARD 400 WINNER: RUSTY WALLACE PUT UP A GOOD FIGHT. I WAS BETTER THAN HIM IN TURN 2 AND JUST AT TIMES I COULD OUTRUN HIM A LITTLE BIT BETTER THAN SOME OTHER TIMES I GOT BY HIM AND HE GAVE ME A BIG SHOVE I GUESS AND IT HELPED ME OUT.))
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Rusty was second followed by Elliott, Jerry Nadeau and Tony Stewart. Jeff Burton finished sixth.







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Athletes came from as far away as Spain to compete in the annual Blue Ridge Bicycle Club's Biathlon.
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The course consisted of a mountainous four-point-eight mile run and 20-point-six mile bike ride through Catawba.
111 participants including 17 teams signed up for this years event.
Chris Pohowsky was the overall winner with a time of 1:23.10.
On the woman's side Patty Shoaf picked up the gold medal with a time of 1:34.33.
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Danville's new mayor likes a cold brew once in a while.
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That's because John Hamlin is also the operations manager of Danville Distributing Company.
It's a wholesale business that sells Budweiser products.
Council members voted to have him take the mayor's seat last month.
They believe he not only knows about beer but he's got the right business sense.
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[SUPER=01-John Hamlin/Danville Mayor;]

((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE MAYOR: I HOPE I CAN GET A GOOD BALANCE THAT WOULD ALLOW US AN AGGRESSIVE PROGRAM TO HELP EXISTING BUSINESSES TO EXPAND IN THEIR WORKFORCE AND GET NEW BUSINESSES TO LOOK AT OUR COMMUNITY VERY STRONGLY.))
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[OUT Q=very strongly]
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Hear more about the man who's called both the Mayor, and the beer man...
That's tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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