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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning ....... some Verizon workers are already on the picket line, but a last-minute offer may avoid a system-wide walkout.
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And the first Robb-Allen debate of the year ... but not the last.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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The President of a local C-W-A chapter says Virginia employees of Verizon Commmunications are officially on strike.
But contract talks between the company and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers have been extended past the midnight deadline.
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Some of those who hit the picket line were in Roanoke at the Bell-Atlantic building on Airport Road - and at the Oakland office off of Hershberger.
Verizon was formed in June by the merger of Bell Atlantic and G-T-E.
Union officials say if it does come to an official strike - more than 700- Roanoke-based workers might walk off the job.
In Washington D-C - the picketing grew noisy.
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The union says it hopes to avoid a system-wide walkout.
The company employs 87-thousand telephone workers in 12 states stretching from Maine to Virginia.
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The marriage Penalty tax for two income couples has died at the hands of President Clinton.
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Clinton vetoed the Republican sponsored bill yesterday, questioning its justification.
In his radio address Clinton stated, "We can't retreat from this opportunity of a lifetime to keep our economy strong, and move our country forward. That's why I'm vetoing legislation that represents the first installment of a fiscal reckless tax strategy."
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Another opponent of the bill that would have cut the marriage penalty tax is U-S Senator Chuck Robb.
That's one issue his Republican challenger took him to task on at yesterday's debate at the Homestead.
Robb had a few issues of his own for former Governor George Allen - particularly on his education record.
Kate Weidaw reports.
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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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The man in Virginia's top political spot says he plans to stick with the Commonwealth - despite his recent role in the national spotlight.
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Governor Gilmore played a prominent role in last week's Republican convention - and has led the campaign for George W- Bush in Virginia.
There's speculation that Gilmore is a a top candidate for a Cabinet post if Bush is elected.
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But Gilmore says he HAS NOT spoken with Bush about such a position - and he expects to serve as Virginia's Governor through the length of his term - which ends January 2002.

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It's been a nearly a decade since America was at war in Iraq.
Coming up in Virginia Newsreel - how what went on in the Persian Gulf impacted our area.
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Plus...
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Outspoken Civil Rights Activist Al Sharpton comes to Lynchburg - We'll tell you why, a little later.
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The Centers for Disease Control ranks Danville eleventh in the nation for syphilis cases.
That's just one of the stories topping this week's health review.
Joy Sutton has more.
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[tape 00-18 tc:1:14:45, bite is at the same place] (( In 19-99, the Health Department counted 99 cases of syphilis in Danville.
The city is now leading the state in the number of infections.
But the Danville-Pittsylvania Community Health Coalition is hoping to lower that statistic.
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((LOVELLE MAXWELL/COMMUNITY HEALTH COALITION: THE ISSUE OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE IS REALLY A SURFACE ISSUE OF SOME DEEPER ISSUE IN TERMS OF EDUCATION OF VISION OF WHERE PEOPLE ARE GOING AND EVEN SOME SPIRITUAL ISSUES)) [RUNS 14]
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Hollins Communication Research Institute received a 450-thousand dollar gift, from alumni of its stuttering therapy program.
While there is no cure for stuttering, the institute's program has helped dozens of people every year overcome it.
Take for example this man, who on day one could barely get out a word.
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Between 90 and 95 percent of people who go through the program leave with normal fluency.
The institute says money it has received will be used for more research.
And August is cataract awareness month. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world.
Ophthalmologist Jonathan Till says approximately 60 percent of people 65 and older will develop some degree of cataract.
But he says younger folks are not immune.
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((DR. JONATHAN TILL/OPHTHALMOLOGIST: I'VE HAD PEOPLE IN THEIR 20'S AND 30'S WITH CATARACTS MAYBE DUE TO INJURIES OR DUE TO SOME TYPE OF FAMILY PROBLEM, ASTHMA, HAY FEVER, ECZEMA, AND PEOPLE WITH DIABETES GET CATARACTS EARLIER)) [RUNS 16]
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A cataract causes the lens of the eye to become cloudy.
Till says you might want to visit an eye doctor if you start seeing halos around lights or if driving at night becomes a big problem.
That's Heath Check, I'm Joy Sutton. ))

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Wednesday marked the passing of an entire decade, since Iraq invaded Kuwait and touched off America's most recent war.
Keith Humphry has a look back at what happened in the Persian Gulf - and how it affected the people of our area.
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U-S response to the Iraqi takeover of Kuwait was swift.
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American troops set up along the Saudi Arabian border, to prevent Saddam Hussein from extending his reign into the much larger oil-producing nation. [gas prices pics - at top of IRAQ REEL tape]
Almost as soon as the invasion occurred - drivers here saw a steep rise in gas prices.
But to many - it was about far more than money. [IRAQ REEL TC 13:44 - Tanks in Kuwait]
One Central Virginia native had left the U-S Embassy in Kuwait just before the invasion.
But Margie Saunders Howell's husband stayed behind [IRAQ REEL TC 14:30 - Margie walk shot] when she visited family in Bedford County.
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[from IRAQ REEL - Baroughty pics around 2:35] Roanoke College professor Nasser Barghouty (Barghootie) grew up in Kuwait and was stunned to learn the small nation had been invaded by its neighbor. [from IRAQ REEL TC 11:16 - Linde and baby]
Linde (Lindy) Chibane's husband was a Moroccan paratrooper.
The Botetourt County woman didn't get a chance to say good bye before [from IRAQ REEL TC 11:23 - pic of her hubby] her husband was called to duty in the Gulf. [from IRAQ REEL 12:18 - Linde and child watching TV]
Like much of the country - she watched [from IRAQ REEL 12:15 Colin Powell on TV] events unfold - and American military [from IRAQ REEL - PEOPLE LEAVING 12:23] forces leave - on television.
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[from DESERT STORM VIII beta tape TC 48:13 and 27:32 - best pics of bombs going off]
After Operation Desert Shield gave way to the air attacks of Operation Desert Storm - a Roanoke family [from IRAQ REEL around TC 20:52 - Jennings family watching TV] found a priceless link to their loved one on T-V.
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Betty and Cecil Jennings didn't know [from IRAQ REEL TC 20:43 bombed out barracks] if their son was among the injured when a scud missile destroyed a U-S Barracks in Saudi Arabia.
Alarm gave way to relief - when amid the pictures [from IRAQ REEL TC 20:56 Robert Jennings in Saudi] of destruction - they saw 24-year-old Robert comforting a wounded soldier.
But there was [from IRAQ REEL TC 22:12 - military pics - Plunk and division in desert] no relief for the family of Army Lieutenant and mine specialist Terry Plunk of Vinton.
The William Byrd High School [Plunk pics from IRAQ REEL 22:08] valedictorian and V-M-I standout turned 25 in the desert.
Shortly after - he was killed by an unknown device, in the final days of the war. [from IRAQ REEL 37:48, 38:19, 39:10 - pics of Jason Carr]
On the very day of the cease-fire - an Army helicopter gunner from Halifax County died when his chopper was shot down by enemy fire.
Sergeant Jason Carr's family learned the war was over - [from IRAQ REEL people hugging 39:30] before finding out their 24-year-old son was dead.
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[from IRAQ REEL 37:56 pic outside Carr home]
Though on paper America's death toll in the Gulf was slight - to the people [from IRAQ REEL 37:40 - flag going up outside home] of Southside and the Roanoke Valley - it was far too great.
That's Virginia Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry.))

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Florida erupted for five runs in the eleventh inning to surprise Cincinnati 10-to-5.
The Reds are six games back of St. Louis in the Central race after dropping their fourth in a row.
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In the 11th, Mike Lowell smacks this two run double to left center, Mark Kotsay and Mike Redmond score for the Reds' lead.
Two batters later Chris Clapinski goes to the third base side for his two run double and Cincinnati wins it 10 to five.
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In Tokyo, the Japanese got a taste of preseason American football when Atlanta beat Dallas.
Tony Graziani passed for 134 yards, this six yard toss to Brian Finnernan was the Falcons first touchdown of the night.
Graziani completes his second TD pass to Maurice Smith and Atlanta beats Dallas 20-to-nine. Former Hokie Ken Oxendine rushed for 53 yards on 16 carries.
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The Virginia Highlands Festival is underway in Southwest Virginia this week.
The event in the town of Abingdon attracted 150-THOUSAND people from across Virginia and nearby states last year.
A guest joins Kimberly in the studio with more in this week's Eye On Virginia...
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This is the 52nd annual Virginia Highlands Festival. And joining me is the Festival President Monica Hoel.
Good Morning, thanks for coming in.
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And coming up, we'll talk about another popular feature of the festival-- antiques.
Much more ahead on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning ...... talks continue to avoid a Verizon strike ... but some workers are already picketing.
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And a nationally-known activist brings "Redeem the Dream" to Lynchburg.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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It's called "Redeem the Dream."
That's what Civil Rights activists are looking to do - 37 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of his dream of a color- blind America.
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The Reverend Al Sharpton was in Lynchburg last night 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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A Christiansburg man is in the hospital this morning after he lost control of his motorcycle.
Police say Troy Gardner's Harley Davidson crashed at the intersection of Radford Road and Depot Street in Christiansburg last night around 8.
He was transported to Montgomery Regional Hospital and was later taken to Roanoke Memorial.



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Lynchburg's first Gun Amnesty day ended - without authorities collecting a single gun.
But they say at least their message is getting across.
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Convicted felons were given a chance yesterday 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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Fear of e-coli contamination is causing a meat recall - affecting Virginia consumers.
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[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.
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Plenty still ahead on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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Including -
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in Virginia Profile - Danville calls him both the Mayor - and the Beer Man.
We'll introduce you to John Hamlin.
Details to come.
But first if you are traveling today........
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Danville's new mayor has been brewing more than just politics during his lifetime in the Southside city.
And to this man whose mix of beer and politics has gotten him into Danville's top spot -- it's more than just happy hour.
In this week's Virginia Profile, Surae Chinn has a look at new Mayor John Hamlin.
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He's known in the Danville area as the beer man.
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The Bud man is the operations manager of the Danville Distributing Company. John Hamlin is also the mayor of Danville. [nats of vote]
Last month council members selected him to take the highest seat in the city.
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He's been a council member for 14 years. He's been a businessman all his life.
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And his beer business is sizzling.
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((JOHN HAMLIN/DANIVLLE MAYOR:AHH WE DO QUITE WELL. THIS IS A NON REPORTING STATE SO WE DON'T REALLY TELL WHAT WE DO.))

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And he might just have the mix of business success and politics Danville is looking for.
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((with any business we are dependent on the inner workings of the company.))
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We asked his coworkers how they feel about working for him now that he's mayor.
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All jokes aside, they say Hamlin's business sense is right on the mark. And he has a pulse on Danville's economic development needs.
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((this is pretty much our office.))
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((MARK PRETTY/CO-WORKER: I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH JOHNNY FOR 17 YEARS AND THE WAY HE WORKS HERE I THINK HE'LL BRING THAT TO THE COMMUNITY OF DANVILLE.))
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But Hamlin is humble in his NEW role - ((I WAS NERVOUS))
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and wants to EASE into the spotlight.
(nats meeting)
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The Danville native, who married his G-W high school sweetheart 29 years ago and has a daughter, says life is good.


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((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE MAYOR: WHEN YOU DO LOOK AT MY LIFE AND WHAT I'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO IN MY PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LIFE . IT'S THE BEST OF TIMES BUT IT CAN GET BETTER.))
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And that's just how he sees his city's future...with a good mix of business and politics it's more than a Friday night happy hour.
I'm Surae Chinn, News 7, Danville.))


[11Tech-Money]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-18; 1:58:22]
[GRAPHIC=VA Tech]

Virginia Tech is cashing in on a record year for donations. 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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[anchor=ON RECORD]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[writer=chr]
[tape=Eye on Va. TC 41:30]
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KIMBERLY ON RECORD WITH GUEST

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And if you'd like more information on the festival, which runs through next Sunday, here's the number.
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[TAKE PHONE NUMBER FS]
(((800) 435 - 3440
vahighlandsfestival.org))

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[Sports-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-73 1:02:12]
[GRAPHIC=Panthers training camp]


The Carolina Panthers kick off their 2000 campaign against the Washington Redskins. Steve Mason tells us why Skins defenders like Deion Sanders and Bruce Smith will have to be at their best to stop the talented and ageless Steve Beuerlein.
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[SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Beuerlein/36 Touchdown Passes Last Year; :12]
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[SUPER=01-Patrick Jeffers/12 TD Catches Last Season; 1:30]
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[OUT Q=news 7 sports.]


((Steve Beuerlein engineered a well below 500 team to an 8 and 8 record last year. With that kind of effort and performance, it's no wonder he sounds like this team's leader at training camp. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
While Beuerlein put up huge numbers, his ego is still at normal capacity. And he is quick to recognize his talented receiving stable, especially former UVa standout Patrick Jeffers. ((:))
((:))
If Beuerlein should go down with injury, Damien Craig and Jeff Lewis are battling for the second string job. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))
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Denise ad lib toss to Kate

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