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[Convention]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
It's now the Democrats' turn in the spotlight.
Their national convention is about to kick off a week of festivities in Los Angeles.
Delegates will be sure to take in the sights, AND do some shopping.
Terisa Estacio joins us now from Rodeo Drive with the latest.


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Protests in full swing on the outside...

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And a security force of more than 9300 officers keeping a close eye on everything....the stage is set for the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles.
The star of the show, Al Gore, hasn't arrived yet...he's still campaigning in the midwest...pushing his healthcare plan in Cleveland with the help of actor and director Rob Reiner.

SOT: Gore in Cleveland


President Clinton and the First Lady have been doing their share to promote their own causes throughout Tinseltown, raising money for Hillary's Senate race and for the Presidential Library. All this has drawn critcism from Gore supporters for taking too much of the spotlight. But the president did find time to say a few kind words about Gore's running mate Joeseph Lieberman. Speaking to a Jewish group in Los Angeles, the president said Lieberman's selection might even help the mideast peace process.

SOT Clinton:231647

"He's a brilliant man, a bit of an iconclast and always willling to think new thoughts and I think we need more of that in politics. The world is changing very rapidly and and we need people who can think."
Al Gore and Joe Lieberman will not be in Los Angeles when both Hillary Clinton and the President speak at the Convention tonight. They will listen in from St. Louis after attending a political rally there. ))
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[Church-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A Danville church is heavily damaged by flames.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night]

The front portion of the Bethel Holliness church on Grove street was engulfed when firefighters arrived on the scene, shortly before 11 last night. The front half of the church's roof caved in before firefighters could bring the fire under control. It took more than 20 firefighters 45 minutes to douse the flames. One firefighter was injured when he fell about 10 feet off a ladder.. He was taken to Danville Regional Medical Center and later released back to duty.
Still no word on what caused the blaze.
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[Patrick-Fatal]


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A 75-year old Patrick Springs man was killed in an accident in Patrick County yesterday afternoon. It happened on Route 697, a half-mile east of Hunting Hills. State Police say Sammie Marion Lawless lost control of his vehicle and collided with a pick-up truck. Coy A. Joyce was a passenger in Lawless's vehicle. He later died at a North Carolina hospital.


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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One women was killed and two other people sent to the hospital following an accident in Danville. It happened around 8:30 last night on Central Boulevard.
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Police say 56-year old Charles Patrick Goodman of Danville crossed the median and struck a pick-up truck head on. His passenger, 34 year old Lisa Austin Wright of Blairs was killed. Goodman and the pick-up driver, (Lewis) Louis Durham of Danville, were taken to the hospital. Their injuries are apparently not life-threatening. Traffic was blocked for more than an hour as police worked to clear the scene. Charges against Goodman are pending.
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[Wildfires]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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It's a race against the winds in Montana.
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Fire crews are using saws to thin out the trees, before tomorrow's predicted 30- mile- an hour winds arrive.
Windy weather will likely only add insult to injury in a state where nearly 350- thousand acres are up in smoke.
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((BOB MUTCH/FIRE EXPERT: ANY OF THAT KIND OF WIND ACTIVITY IS GOING TO SHOW DRAMATIC INCREASES IN FIRE SIZE.))
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Nearly 600 more firefighters are arriving from Texas to help battle the blaze.
And another 80 from Australia and New Zealand are now training for the front lines.
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[11Firestone-Tires]


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Some drivers who don't have tires on the Firestone recall list are getting their wheels checked out anyway.
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Cathy Greer has six month old Firestone Tires on her 19-99 Mercury Mountaineer.
They are NOT on the recall list.
But when she took her truck to this Salem shop, the mechanic noticed a problem.
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((CATHY GREER/CUSTOMER: THEY DID FIND A SEPARATION ON THE TIRE WHERE THE TIRE MEETS THE SIDE WALL AND INDEED THEY ARE SEPARATING AND WE DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH LONGER IT WOULD HAVE LASTED.))
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[VO-NAT]

Yesterday, The Ford Motor company claimed many of the recalled tires were manufactured during a strike at the company's plant in Illinois.
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[11Bridal-Show]


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Couples planning on walking down the aisle had some help planning the big event at a bridal and fashion show at the Clarion Hotel in Roanoke.
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Brides-to-be had a chance to check out the latest styles in gowns yesterday.
Booths were also set up with local photographers, caterers, and entertainment.
Organizers say the event takes the guess work out of putting a wedding together.
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((ERIN WAYBRIGHT/ORGANIZER: THERE'S SO MUCH INVOLVED IN PLANNING A WEDDING YOU HAVE TO GO HERE AND BRINGING IT ALL INTO ONE PLACE YOU GET ALL THE INFORMATION AT ONCE SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO TO EACH INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS.))
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The American Heart Association took home the proceeds from the show.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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In medical news, before you pump iron---- Doctor Dave Hnida has a few safety tips to keep in mind in this morning's

Health check.
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((Information:
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ITS NOW THE FASTEST GROWING FITNESS ACTIVITY- AND ITS NOW ALSO THE FASTEST GROWING CAUSE OF FITNESS INJURIES. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT WEIGHT LIFTING AND STRENGTH TRAINING. ACCORDING TO A STUDY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS- THE RATE OF INJURIES AMONG MEN JUMPED 28% OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS- IN WOMEN- THE INJURY RATE JUMPED 64%. AND MOST OF THESE INJURIES TOOK PLACE AT HOME. HERE'S HOW TO STAY OUT OF TROUBLE.
GRFX DONT LIFT TOO MUCH WEIGHT- PICK A WEIGHT YOU CAN COMFORTABLY LIFT ABOUT 8-10 TIMES. WHEN YOU CAN LIFT IT COMFORTABLY 12 TIMES- THATS WHEN YOU CAN ADD A LITTLE MORE WEIGHT.
GRFX DONT INHALE WHILE LIFTING. THAT CAN CAUSE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE TO EXPLODE. EXHALE WHILE LIFTING WEIGHT- INHALE WHILE PUTTING IT DOWN.
GRFX USE GOOD POSTURE- MEANING- DONT ARCH YOUR BACK AND STRAIN. POOR TECHNIQUE OFTEN MEANS A TRIP TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM.
GRFX AND FINALLY GET SOME HELP- HAVE A SPOTTER- SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP YOU OUT- AND JUST KEEP YOU COMPANY DURING A WORKOUT.
ON CAM OVERALL LIFTING WEIGHTS IS NOT JUST GOOD FOR YOUR MUSCLES- ITS GOOD FOR YOUR HEART- IT THICKENS BONES, AND HELPS YOU DROP WEIGHT- BUT ONLY IF YOU DONT DROP THE WEIGHTS ON YOUR FOOT. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Officials are still looking for the cause of a fire that damaged a Danville Church. It took more than 20 firefighters nearly an hour 45 minutes to douse the flames at Bethel Holiness Church.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Many New Jersey residents are having to get around by boat after flooding rains struck over the weekend.
Slow- moving storms dumped more than a foot of rain in some areas.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
And it'll be a big Hollywood production---The Democratic National Convention is set to begin today in Los Angeles.


Preparations are set for the delegates AND the protesters.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday, August 14th.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Still no word on what caused a fire that damaged a Danville Church.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night]

The front portion of the Bethel Holliness church on Grove street was engulfed when firefighters arrived on the scene, shortly before 11 last night. The front half of the church's roof caved in before firefighters could bring the fire under control. It took more than 20 firefighters 45 minutes to douse the flames. One firefighter was injured when he fell about 10 feet off a ladder.. He was taken to Danville Regional Medical Center and later released back to duty.

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[2-Convention]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


With a Hollywood backdrop, President Clinton will symbolically pass the torch to Al Gore as the Democratic party's leader.
The Democratic National Convention gets under way today in Los Angeles.
Terisa Estacio tells us how they're preparing for the delegates, as well as the protesters.
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(( With final preparations wrapping up on the inside...

(Nat: Interior of Convention Hall)


Protests in full swing on the outside...

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And a security force of more than 9300 officers keeping a close eye on everything....the stage is set for the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles.
The star of the show, Al Gore, hasn't arrived yet...he's still campaigning in the midwest...pushing his healthcare plan in Cleveland with the help of actor and director Rob Reiner.

SOT: Gore in Cleveland


President Clinton and the First Lady have been doing their share to promote their own causes throughout Tinseltown, raising money for Hillary's Senate race and for the Presidential Library. All this has drawn critcism from Gore supporters for taking too much of the spotlight. But the president did find time to say a few kind words about Gore's running mate Joeseph Lieberman. Speaking to a Jewish group in Los Angeles, the president said Lieberman's selection might even help the mideast peace process.

SOT Clinton:231647

"He's a brilliant man, a bit of an iconclast and always willling to think new thoughts and I think we need more of that in politics. The world is changing very rapidly and we need people who can think."
Al Gore and Joe Lieberman will not be in Los Angeles when both Hillary Clinton and the President speak at the Convention tonight. They will listen in from St. Louis after attending a political rally there.
Estacio Stand Up

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John Boyd is at the Democratic National Convention, trying to raise campaign money in his race for Congress against incumbent Virgil Goode.
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[SUPER=03-Danville/July 18]

The Mecklenburg County farmer says he's gotten little monetary support from state and national Democrats. As of June 30th, his campaign reported only 12-hundred dollars in the bank - compared to Goode's 500-thousand dollars.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Goode left the Democratic party earlier this year and showed up as a visitor at the Republican National Convention two weeks ago.

[11D-Day-Memorial]


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The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford is now open on the weekends thanks to the efforts of volunteers. Kate Weidaw has the story.
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(( The gates to the National D-Day Memorial are now open on the weekend. Folks who can't come during the week are taking advantage of the extra hours to see the statues, the Overlord Arch, and the ongoing construction.
George Murphy is one of 56 volunteers who is making it possible for visitors to come on the weekend and have any questions about the memorial answered.

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((GEORGE MURPHY/VOLUNTEER: YOUNGER PEOPLE NOW KNOW ABOUT NORMANDY AND D-DAY AND THEY WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT IT, AND THERE IS A CURIOSITY AND THEY WANT TO SEE IT AND BE HERE.))
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Beverly Salyards made the drive from Harrisonburg to see the Memorial.

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((BEVERLY SALYARDS: IT BRINGS BACK TO MANY MEMORIES.))
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Salyards severed in the 175-th company and arrived the day after the Normandy invasion.

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((BEVERLY SALYARDS: I FEEL LIKE THE YOUNGER GENERATION HAS FORGOTTEN THE SACRIFICES.))
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((BEVERLY SALYARDS: AND WITHOUT THE SACRIFICES WE WOULDN'T HAVE THE FREEDOM WE HAVE TODAY, WE'D HAVE SWASTIKA ALL OVER THE PLACE INSTEAD OF FLAGS FLYING.))
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And while veterans like Salyards told old stories about the war a younger generation came to appreciate what so many lost their lives for.

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((TOM MAGRI: IT'S AN AMAZINGLY POWERFUL STATEMENT THAT BOTH THE ARCH ITSELF AND THE STARKNESS THAT REMINDS PEOPLE OF WHAT THE MEN WENT THROUGH INTO THE D-DAY INVASION.))
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It's those kinds of statements that lets George Murphy know it's important to keep the memorial open on the weekend.

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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: BUT THE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM WILL ONLY KEEP THE MEMORIAL OPEN ON THE WEEKEND THROUGH NOVEMBER 22ND. YOU CAN CHECK IT OUT SATURDAY 11 TO 5 AND SUNDAY 1 TO 5. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7 BEDFORD.))
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[11Verizon]


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The latest contract offer by Verizon isn't sitting well with striking union workers.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week]

Thousands of Verizon employees in Virginia and eleven other states are entering the second week of the strike.
A Verizon spokesman says their latest offer represented a summary of everybody's concerns. But officials of the two striking unions say some key issues weren't addressed in the new offer and that some existing protections for workers were reduced.
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[Lightening]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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Lightning struck at an outdoor concert in Wisconsin over the weekend, killing one man and critically injuring another.
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It happened at a campground shortly after the "Ozzfest" concert ended Saturday night.
Police say at least five people were struck by lightning.
Three were treated at the scene and released.
Witnesses say they heard a boom and saw a big flash of light right before the strike.
They also say it was not raining at the time of the lightning.
The incident happened a couple thousand feet from where the show took place.
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[Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
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Weekend thunderstorms made their mark on northern New Jersey--
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Sparta is a town under water.
The slow-moving storms dumped up to 14 inches of rain on some areas.
Police say the high water destroyed several roads and bridges.
When a dam burst, scores of homeowners were forced to evacuate in boats.
Residents are in a state of disbelief.
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((FRANZ SCHLOMM/RESIDENT: TREES WERE GETTING PUT THROUGH HOMES. LOGS. UNBELIEVABLE. ..NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT. ))


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Early estimates put the damage at 20- million- dollars.
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[11Fiddlers-Convention]


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For the first time in the Old Fiddlers convention's 65 year history, two musicians tied for the top honors.
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Thousands gathered in Felts Park this week for six days of competition.
The convention , sponsored by the Galax Moose Lodge, ended yesterday with the presentation of awards, including 20- thousand dollars in cash prizes.
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Guitarist Wayne Henderson from Mouth of Wilson, and Old-Time fiddler Greg Hooven, of Staunton, were named Best All- Around Performers.
The group, Fescue, from Marion, Virginia, won the bluegrass band competition.
The New Ballards Branch Bog-trotters, from Galax, were named the top old-time band.


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Fire damaged Bethel Holliness church on Grove street in Danville last night. The front half of the church's roof caved in before firefighters could bring the fire under control. One firefighter was injured when he fell about 10 feet off a ladder.. He was taken to Danville Regional Medical Center and later released back to duty.


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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


One women was killed and two other people sent to the hospital following an accident last night in Danville. Police say 56-year old Charles Patrick Goodman of Danville crossed the median and struck a pick-up truck head on. Charges against Goodman are pending.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Two musicians tied for top honors for the first time in the Old Fiddlers convention's 65 year history.
Guitarist Wayne Henderson from Mouth of Wilson, and Old-Time fiddler Greg Hooven, of Staunton, were named Best All- Around Performers. The convention , sponsored by the Galax Moose Lodge, ended yesterday.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Jean Jadhon with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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