!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/loose.dtd"> WDBJ 7 morning news for 08/16/00


[Convention]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
It was another big night at the Democratic National Convention.
Members of the Kennedy family, as well as the Reverend Jesse Jackson took to the platform.
Meanwhile, OUTSIDE the convention hall the protests were peaceful, for the most part.
Terisa Estacio joins us now from Los Angeles with a wrap- up of last night's events.


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[SUPER=207-Caroline Kennedy;]
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[SUPER=207-Rev. Jesse Jackson;]
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(( A packed house at the Convention Center was treated to a a glimpse of history and a rare public appearance by Caroline Kennedy, who came to show her support for Al Gore

SOT: Caroline Kennedy

We need a President who is not afraid of complexity, who believes in an open and tolerant society, and who knows that the world can be made new again-- and that President is Al Gore. Caroline's uncle, Senator Ted Kennedy followed her to the podium and put some perspective on his choice for President.
SOT: Ted Kennedy

There have been only three times in my life that I have supported candidates for President as early and as enthusiastically as I have supported Al Gore. Two of them were my brothers. Before the Kennedy's brought the crowd to their feet, Revered Jesse Jackson had them filling the hall with cheers for his words on Gore's rival George W. Bush
SOT: Jesse Jackson

I say there is a lesson here: Stay out of the Bushes! Also making a brief appearance on the convention floor: Joe Lieberman, who will formally accept his party's nomination for vice president during tonight's session. Nat Sound Pop: Monroe, Michigan Earlier in the day, at a town square in Monroe, Michigan, President Clinton called Gore his partner and his friend as he symbolically handed over leadership of the democratic party. Back in Los Angeles, it was a fairly quiet night for protests. They were some standoffs and scattered arrests, but for the most part, protestors remained peaceful. ))
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[11Tobacco-Settlement]


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Danville City Council has voted to use tobacco settlement funds for higher education .
The money will help set up a graduate program in advanced technology.
A group called The Future of Piedmont Foundation came up with the idea, saying the Danville-Pittsylvania County area needs to develop job opportunities and a better work-force.

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Fire damaged a Roanoke home.
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Police say several people were inside the house on Bristol Street last night when they smelled smoke. They all got out safely and called for help. When fire crews arrived, the front part of the home was engulfed. 25-to-30 firefighters worked on the blaze. There's no word on the amount of damage to the home. An investigative team is being called in.
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Flames may have destroyed their church but not their spirits.
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The pastor and church members of the Bethel Holiness Church in Danville say they WILL have Sunday worship. Clean up efforts have been going on since Sunday night.
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That's when a fire erupted in the 70 year old church. The pastor is deciding if they should rebuild.
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((TYRELL BIGELOW/CHURCH MEMBER: IT'S A HOME CHURCH. WE GREW UP IN IT. A LOT OF GOOD MEMORIES. MY GRANDFATHER AND THEN MY UNCLE ROY TOOK OVER IT. IT'S AN OLD TRADITIONAL CHURCH FOR THE FAMILY AND ALL.))
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Fire Investigators have not determined a cause. Debris taken from the church yesterday is being tested.
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[Wildfires]


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The Governor of Montana is preparing the declare the entire state a disaster area.
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Sources say the Governor will likely make the declaration today.
That will allow the National Guard to operate anywhere in Montana to battle the raging wildfires.
The blazes have burned at least 400-thousand acres of Montana's wilderness.
But as forecasts call for high winds that could shift the fire closer to more STRUCTURES, firefighters are coating homes with flame- retardant gel.
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[**NOTE ANCHOR TAG**] A group of volunteers have returned home from fighting the wildfires out West. They're all full or part-time employees of the Virginia Department of Forestry. As Meredyth Censullo reports, the men and women are bringing back knowledge that someday could be used to protect lives and property right here in the Valley.
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(( Seth Miller's back from 17 days of fighting wildfires out West.

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((ITS ROUGH...I'M NOT GONNA SUGAR COAT IT...)) [RUNS04]
Rough, he says, because there are hundreds of thousands of acres of woodlands -

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((nats of smoke))
going up in smoke. And thousands of volunteers working to hold back the flames.

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[RUNS04] ((SETH MILLER/VA DEPT OF FORESTRY: OUT THERE, IF YOU MESS UP THERE'S NO WHERE TO GO BECAUSE ITS SO BIG AND THE FIRES MOVE SO FAST.))
Seth Miller worked 14 hour days in the Great Basin - alongside folks from around the country - and looked forward to returning home.

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((DO YOUR JOB, YET SURVIVE - THAT WAS OUR BIG THING OUT THERE WAS HEY WE SURVIVED ANOTHER DAY, WE'RE STILL ALIVE, WE MADE IT, DONE OUR JOB AND LETS CLICK OFF ANOTHER DAY AND GET CLOSER TO GOING HOME.)) [RUNS10]
But Miller - and others from Virginia - are returning home with something valuable ..

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((CHRIS THOMSEN/VA DEPT OF FORESTRY: THE TRAINING THEY WILL RECEIVE OUT THERE, THE EXPERIENCES THEY WILL HAVE OUT THERE THAT THEY'LL BRING BACK WILL MAKE US A BETTER FIRE PROTECTION ORGANIZATION. AS WE SAW WITH PURGATORY AND FORT LEWIS MT FIRE, WHERE HOMES WERE THREATENED, LIVES WERE THREATENED, WE WERE QUICK TO REACT, WE WERE QUICK TO JUMP ON IT - NO HOMES WERE LOST, NO PEOPLE WERE LOST - AND THIS IS ONLY GONNA MAKE US STRONGER.)) [RUNS20]
Seth Miller feels like he's a stronger person for taking his tour of duty in the Western wilderness. But, he says, its nice to be back.

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((SETH MILLER: IF THEY CALL, ITS MY JOB, ITS MY SERVICE - I'LL GO BACK OUT IF I HAVE TO. BUT FOR RIGHT NOW, I'D LIKE TO SPEND SOME TIME WITH MY WIFE AND I'M GLAD TO BE ON THE EAST COAST AND SEE SOME TREES AGAIN.)) [RUNS11] Meredyth Censullo, News 7, Salem.))

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Another group heads out Saturday.

[Health-Check]


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In medical news, a new study says the right amount of zinc can help you recover from a cold.

Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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((Information: WHEN YOU GET A COLD- DO YOU THINK ZINC? ((vo))
THE LATEST OF A LONG LINE OF STUDIES ON ZINC SAYS YES- HIGH DOSES OF ZINC MAY HELP EASE THE SYMPTOMS AND LENGTH OF A COLD. BUT THIS STUDY IN THE ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE SAYS YOU BETTER NOT TAKE TOO MUCH ZINC FOR TOO LONG OR ELSE YOU COULD HURT YOUR BONE MARROW- THE PLACE WHERE BLOOD CELLS ARE MADE. > IN THE STUDY- PEOPLE TOOK 80MG OF ZINC A DAY- THATS ABOUT 5X THE > RECOMMENDED DAILY DOSAGE. RESEARCHERS SAY IF YOU'RE GOING TO TAKE THAT > MUCH- DONT TAKE IT FOR MORE THAN 3-5 DAYS OR ELSE YOU COULD CAUSE > PROBLEMS. ((vo)) > ALSO TODAY- A NEW REPORT WHICH SHOWS EVEN SLIGHTLY PREMATURE BIRTHS > MAY RISKIER THAN ANYONE THOUGHT. > THE STUDY IN THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION LOOKED > AT MORE THAN 4 1/2 MILLION BIRTHS IN THE U.S AND FOUND BEING BORN JUST A > FEW WEEKS EARLY RAISES THE RISK OF INFECTION, BREATHING PROBLEMS AND > SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME/ > RESEARCHERS SAY THE CLOSER YOU CAN GET A PREGNANCY TO 38-40 WEEKS- > THE BETTER ((vo))
FINALLY BAD NEWS FOR US GUYS WHO WORK OUT AND WORK AND WORK OUT- BUT STILL CANT DROP THE LOVE HANDLES AND MIDDLE AGE SPREAD. A STUDY IN THE JAMA SAYS AS WE AGE- WE SLEEP MORE POORLY- SO THE BRAIN MAKES LESS GROWTH HORMONE.. AND LESS GROWTH HORMONE EQUALS A HARDER TIME LOSING WEIGHT. WELL AT LEAST I'VE GOT AN EXCUSE NOW. > THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE > HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Russia's Navy is attempting another rescue of the sailors stuck aboard a sunken submarine.
A local expert says the country is refusing international help with the rescue, because the Cold War is not over.


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[ANCHOR=Shannon]


The Kennedy's and the Reverend Jesse Jackson took center stage at the Democratic National Convention last night.
But delegates got just a quick look at presumed Vice- Presidential candidate Joe Lieberman.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And it's been years in the making-- but classes begin tomorrow for the first students who will attend the Roanoke Higher Education Center.
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And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, August 16th.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


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The Russian Navy is attempting another rescue of the crew trapped on a crippled submarine.
Officials expect the sub to run out of air by tomorrow.
But as Lee Cowan reports, while time is running out for the 116 sailors, Russians are refusing international help.

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(( With air running low and the sounds of the crew becoming more faint, the Russian navy launched another desperate attempt to save 116 submariners trapped since Saturday on the icy bottom of the Barents Sea. Russian officials now say the sub suffered an explosion in one of its torpedo tubes, crippling the giant nuclear powered vessel and perhaps injuring several on board. Just after dark, the Russian navy made a second, frantic attempt to dock a 20 person escape capsule to the sub's cargo hatch, a delicate maneuver made nearly impossible by high seas, wind and rain.

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A more modern rescue vessel based in San Diego has been put on alert by the U.S. Navy, a submarine designed specifically for this kind of underwater rescue. Another submersible based in Glasgow, Scotland, is at the ready as well. But both are sitting idle. So far, the Russians have said thanks but no thanks to any offers of help.

(sot Tom Heron, Scottish Submarine Pilot, "The fact that we have... very

difficult.")
But even if Russia were to ask for outside help, docking with the Russian made Kursk might be impossible. Not only is the sub resting at an awkward angle, but her hatches may not be compatible with U.S. or other specifications to create an airtight link.

(Cowan standup)

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One local expert says the submarine accident proves that, despite what people might think, the Cold War is "not" over.
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Mark Scalia (skuh-LEE-uh) is a former Seabee diver who now works with a Lynchburg plastics company.
He's advised on several submarine movies and written a book about German submarine warfare during World War Two.
Scalia says the Russians may be reluctant to admit they don't have the capability to rescue their crew.
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((MARK SCALIA/SUBMARINE EXPERT: THIS ENTIRE EXERCISE IS SORT OF A SABER- RATTLING DEAL.THE RUSSIANS ARE VERY INTIMIDATED BY OUR ACTIONS IN KOSOVO BECAUSE WE DIDN'T FEAR THEIR RETRIBUTION AND THIS IS AN INSTANCE FOR THEM TO SAY 'HEY LOOK, WE STILL COUNT, WE STILL HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL NAVY AND LOOK AT WHAT WE CAN DO'.))
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Scalia says the Russians would not allow world- wide media attention if they felt there was no hope of saving the submarine's crew.
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[Trailer-Park]


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For the first time ever, Craig County has rezoned land for a mobile home park. If they had not voted that way last night, they risked losing 700-thousand-dollars in state money. Tina Tenret explains.
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(( About 150 people packed into the Craig County courthouse. More lined up outside. All because the state gave New Castle 700-thousand-dollars to remodel storefronts -- BUT the cash comes with a catch: This trailer park downtown has to go. So supervisors voted to move it into a neighborhood -- over loud majority protests.
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((DEBBIE KING/RESIDENT: I WOULD MUCH RATHER PAY 300-THOUSAND-DOLLARS BACK IN TAXES THAN TO SEE ALL THESE PEOPLE SUFFER.)) [RUNS:06]
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Homeowners say when the trailer park moves in -- their property values will plummet, they'll lose neighborhood safety, and they'll be forced to pay for an expensive new sewer system. And the park's owner plans to almost triple its size from seven mobile homes to 20.
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((NORMAN TAYLOR/MOBILE HOME PARK OWNER: YOUNG PEOPLE OF CRAIG COUNTY NEED AN OPPORTUNITY TO OWN THEIR OWN HOUSE. THEY NEED AN INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE AND THEY HAVE NO PLACE AVAILABLE IN CRAIG COUNTY AT THIS TIME.
BUTT BUTT BUTT
TINA TENRET/NEWS7: WHY DID YOU VOTE TO MOVE THE TRAILER PARK? JULIE WELCH/COUNTY SUPERVISOR: OUR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CLEARLY CALLS FOR A MOBILE HOME PARK IN OR AROUND NEW CASTLE AREA.
BUTT BUTT BUTT
BERNIE TRIPP/COUNTY SUPERVISOR: WE ALREADY HAVE THREE MOBILE HOME PARKS THAT ARE ZONED FOR MOBILE HOME PARKS ALREADY!
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TINA TENRET/NEWS7: EVEN AFTER THE HEARING WRAPPED UP, CROWDS MILLED AROUND THE COURTHOUSE, RUMBLING DISCONTENT. YOU HEARD COMMENTS LIKE "SO MUCH FOR DEMOCRACY" AND STATEMENTS INSINUATING THAT THIS BOARD'S VOTE WAS BOUGHT FOR 700-THOUSAND-DOLLARS. TINA TENRET, NEWS7, CRAIG COUNTY.)) [RUNS:41]

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Narrows' first female mayor is off to a shaky start with some council members.
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Town council voted to deny George Ann Johnson a key to town hall.
She was elected mayor by a wide margin last fall.
Ever since she and two other new council members took office, town meetings have been more contentious... and more crowded.
Council members say the tension started when Johnson questioned the use of town equipment by employees after hours.
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((GEORGE ANN JOHNSON/MAYOR: I WAS A WOMAN RUNNING FOR A MAYOR'S JOB UP AGAINST A MAYOR WHO'S BEEN HERE FOR 20 YEARS. AND I WON. AND I THINK THE ONLY REASON THAT I WON WAS BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT MOST OF THE PEOPLE DO WANT CHANGE. THEY WANT THINGS TO HAPPEN HERE.))
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Johnson, an artist and 7-year Narrows resident, says her goal is to make the town flourish again.
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Meanwhile, Narrows police chief, Charles Sontag, has resigned.
He's leaving to teach junior reserve- officer training for the Marine Corps.
He'll be replaced by Leo Montgomery, already with the Narrows Police Department.
Sontag says his departure is un-related to problems on town council.

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Lynchburg College President Charles Warren has announced his retirement.
Warren has headed the school for seven years. During that time, endowment funds have increased more than 100 percent, and enrollment and academic offerings have risen.

Warren says his last day will be July 31-st next year.[2-Convention]


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Members of the Kennedy family were hoping to evoke memories of "Camelot" during the appearance last night at the Democratic National Convention.
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Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg made a rare public appearance before a packed house at the convention center to show her support for Al Gore.
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((CAROLINE KENNEDY SCHLOSSBERG: WE NEED A PRESIDENT WHO IS NOT AFRAID OF COMPLEXITY, WHO BELIEVES IN AN OPEN AND TOLERANT SOCIETY, AND WHO KNOWS THE WORLD CAN BE MADE NEW AGAIN-- AND THAT PRESIDENT IS AL GORE.))
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Caroline's uncle, Senator Ted Kennedy, also took his turn at the podium.
The Reverend Jesse Jackson, also served as a cheerleader for the crowd.
Joseph Lieberman made a brief stop on the convention floor.
He'll formally accept the vice- presidential nomination tonight.
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Also on the agenda tonight-- Senator Chuck Robb will address the convention.[Concorde]


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Supersonic air travel has slowed down, at least for now--
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For the first time since they began flying commercially 25- years ago, all Concorde jets are grounded.
Yesterday, British Airways joined Air France in suspending its fleet after learning the Concorde was about to be branded "Un- airworthy".
Air France grounded its Concorde jets following last month's fatal crash near Paris, which killed everyone on board.
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[5-Higher-Ed]


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After years of planning and construction, the Roanoke Higher Education Center will welcome its first students tomorrow.
Yesterday, the first of the center's 16 tenants moved in.
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Renovations to the former Norfolk and Western headquarters building continue, but most of the classrooms are complete.
Yesterday, Virginia Tech, Radford University, and the College of Health Sciences began moving computers and other equipment into the building.
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((DOUG STRICKLAND/VA. TECH ROANOKE CENTER DIRECTOR: THE OCCUPANCY DATE IS TODAY, AND WE'LL BE OPERATIONAL BY MONDAY. THAT'S OUR GOAL. AND NO WE HAVEN'T HAD A LOT OF TIME TO WORK ON THIS. YOU'LL BE BUSY IN THE NEXT WEEK. WE'LL BE VERY BUSY, BUT WE'LL BE READY.))
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Students from the College of Health Sciences will be the first to use the center's facilities.... when their classes start tomorrow. Virginia Tech and Radford will be close behind, holding classes before the end of the month.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


Danville City Council has voted to use tobacco settlement funds for higher education .
The money will help set up a graduate program in advanced technology.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Fire damaged a home on Bristol Street in Roanoke last night. Police say several people were inside the house when they smelled smoke. They all got out safely and called for help. There's no word on the amount of damage to the home.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

The cleanup continues at Bethel Holiness Church in Danville following a fire that destroyed the church over the weekend. The pastor and church members say they WILL hold Sunday worship.
Fire Investigators have not determined the cause of the blaze.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Steve Mason with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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