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Coming up on News 7-
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Millions tune in to watch survivor. Tonight the winner.. and we'll hear from viewers locally and in Norfolk as they cheer on their favorites.
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Plus Verizon reaches a contract agreement tonight-
And Robin with the latest on Tropical Storm Debby.
News 7 is next.

[Verizon]


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Late breaking news out of Washington tonight -- Verizon and the rest its striking workers have reached a tentative agreement.
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That means the thousands of workers still on the picket lines could go back to work if it's approved..
52 thousand workers in New York and New England went back to work on Monday, leaving 35 thousand in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia on the lines.
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[Winner-Survivor]


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16 castaways- 39 days and tonight 45- million viewers tune in to watch the final episode of Survivor.
It was supposed to be just another summer show- but it turned into a summer blockbuster-
Why was this program so popular?
We'll hear some thought on that in a moment-
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But first- After weeks of tuning in to Survivor every Wednesday night ... viewers watched tonight as it came down to one.
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((THE WINNER OF THE ..... .... MUSIC... MORE MUSIC.))
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Rich is the last of the 16 castaways- beating out Kelly in the final vote. He gets one million dollars and a car-
The other castaways also won cash- starting at 25-hundred for the first castaway voted off- and going up in amount with the final runner up winning about 100-thousand.
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[Survivor-Party]


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The answer to the million dollar question brought people together tonight.
One Survivor party tonight got the crowd out at Corned Beef and Company in downtown Roanoke.
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That's where we find Kate Weidaw-
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The show about 16 everyday people [NAT SOUND CASTAWAYS TALKING]
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put on an island
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captured the attention of folks across the valley.

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As the final four castaways were narrowed down to two
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everyone thought they knew the answer to the summer's hottest questions... who will take home the big bucks?

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Some memorable moments were made after the castaways 39 days of feasting on rats and collecting mud on their bodies.

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((EATING THE GRUBS WAS PRETTY DISGUSTING.))
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((THE BEST CONTEST WAS THE BEETLE LARVA WHEN THEY ATE THE BEETLE LARVA I LOST IT.))
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[Rudy-Survivor]


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Rudy seemed to be the hands down favorite.. not just here but in Norfolk- Rudy's hometown.
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That's where reporter Ted Alexander from W-T-K-R- is tonight at Jillians- where Rudy's children watched tonight's finale.
Did they have to wait until tonight to find out if he won?
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[Marketing-Survivor]


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The whole phenomenon behind these shows isn't new, in fact many of them began in Europe.
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Academics say shows like Survivors are changing the way Americans watch television and it could be a trend that will stick around.
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((JANE TUMAS-SERNA: IT'S LIKE GOSSIP, THEY WANT TO KNOW ABOUT PEOPLE YOU GET INTO THEIR MINDS.))
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And if you are a Survivor fan the saga isn't over, another series is planned called " Survivor The Australian Outback."
It will debut sometime in January.

[Debby]


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Speaking of survival- that's what's on the minds of many in South Florida as they prepare for Tropical storm Debby.
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Floridians are stocking up on supplies- They're buying boards to put on windows- and loading up on batteries and bottled water.
While Debby is a tropical storm now she could regain hurricane force- Forecasters say Debby could be near Florida sometime Friday.
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[Pulaski-School]


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An explosion last month did not stop Pulaski County High School from opening on time.
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15-hundred students went back today.
The only thing missing was air conditioning in their windowless classrooms.
That's expected to be restored by Labor Day.
Until then, students will get out two hours early.
A natural gas explosion in the mechanical room knocked out power, gas and water last month.
School administrators estimate the speedy repairs cost 750-thousand dollars.
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[Recall]


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Fisher Price is recalling millions of child swings and push toys.
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The Lift and Lock swing is an outdoor swing for children 9-months to 3-years.
The swings have either purple or red sets and they have a plastic T-Shaped restraint to hold children in-
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((ANN BROWN/CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION: MORE THAN TWO MILLION OF THESE SWINGS ARE BEING RECALLED. THE PROBLEM IS CHILDREN CAN WIGGLE OUT THE RESTRAINTS AND FALL SUFFERING SERIOUS INJURIES.))
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Fisher price has received 10 reports of children falling- 38 children were hurt- eight seriously.
Also recalled- the Fisher Price "Get up and Go walker"- a three sided push toy that looks like a car.
Children leaning forward on the toy can tip the toy over and fall.
Consumers should stop using the toys immediately.
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[PINNACLE PAGE] and call Fisher Price for a repair kit at 1-800 343-1502.
Consumers can also get information on the Fisher Price web site at Fisher- dash - price dot com.
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Still ahead on News 7, the latest on an airline crash today in the Persian Gulf.
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And fire hits part of a Roanoke church.
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((O-K sports fans here's what's happening tonight Winston Cup driver Jerry Nadeau was in the valley supporting his favorite charity Bill Elliott has a broken leg and could possibly miss this weekends race at Bristol and Tiger Woods warms up to defend his title at the World Series of Golf in Akron, Ohio.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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No sign of survivors after a Gulf Air Airbus crashed into the Persian Gulf-
The plane was on its way From Cairo trying to land in Bah (rain) Bahrain... when it plunged into the water and exploded- Tonight all 143 bodies have been recovered.
Bob Orr has details.
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((Gulf Air flight 72...enroute from Cairo to Bahrain... was preparing to land when something apparently went wrong. Officials in Bahrain say the Airbus A-320 made TWO failed landing attempts and was on its third approach when the jet crashed into the Persian Gulf. The plane...with 143 people on board...went down in 30 to 40 feet of water about three miles from shore. Tonight, as grieving relatives converge on the airport in Cairo, the US Navy is helping in the search and rescue at the crash scene. COMMANDER JEFF GRADECK, USN:
"At the moment we have three helicopters on scene, we have ten small craft. We also have four other ships that are en route to help." The plane that crashed was identical to this one...an A-320...only six years old with relatively few flight hours and no known safety problems. The A-320...a medium range twin engine jet... is one of the most widely used airplanes in the world and a direct competitor of Boeing's 737. ORR: Investigators have few clues as to what caused today's crash. Some eyewitnesses reported hearing engine problems. But, controllers say the pilots did not report any trouble. Also, the weather and visibility were both reported to be fine at the time. So what went wrong? The answer may be revealed by the plane's highly sophisticated flight data recorder. ))

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A small fire caused minor damage to a Roanoke Church tonight.
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Authorities say a pile of firewood and siding behind the recreation building at Rosalind Hills Baptist Church caught fire.
They don't know why.
The fire did about 500 dollars damage and is being investigated.
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A church fire in Danville is now being called suspicious.
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The fire ruined the 70 year old Bethel Holiness Church on Grove Street a week and a half ago.
The Danville Police Department along with the Fire Department are trying to find out who did it.
Investigators took debris from the church last week. That's being tested at a forensic lab in Roanoke.
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Authorities are looking into yesterday morning's suspicious fire at the Harris Grocery in Henry County.
The fire heavlily damaged the store.
Federal, state and local agencies are investigating.
The owner, Michael Marvin Harris pled guilty to dealing cocaine through his store. He was sentenced to seven years in prison six months ago.
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Still ahead on News 7, a race to save birds trapped by roof repairs.
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And in Alleghany and Bath Counties-- they're racing to stop the desrtuction caused by gypsy moths.
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[Gypsy-Moths]


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Insects have damaged nearly 25-thousand acres of trees in Alleghany and Bath counties.
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Steve Bennett is dealing with the gypsy moth problem first hand.
In June, he noticed the insects devouring the leaves on his trees.
The moths aren't the problem... it's when the insects are in the caterpillar stage that they're damaging.
Experts say folks should destroy the moths' egg masses.
Each one could contain up to a thousand caterpillars.
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((ROY KISER/EXTENSION AGENT: IN THE RESIDENTIAL AREAS THERE'S THE NUISANCE ASPECT, YOU CAN HAVE LITERALLY THOUSAND IF NOT MILLIONS OF CATERPILLARS CRAWLING ON HOUSES, GET IN CARS, GARAGES, THEY WILL THEN EAT YOUR SHRUBBERY.))
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Steve Bennett had portions of his property sprayed over the summer and will probably do so next year.
If you detect a problem... experts say contact your local extension office.
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[Pigeons]


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A Roanoke family ripped down their roof to rescue two baby pigeons trapped by a repair job.
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Repairmen fixing a carport boarded up the roof, where pigeons had nested.
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((DESIREE HOBSON/RESIDENT: WE TOLD THEM THERE WERE BIRDS IN THERE AND YOU COULD HEAR THEM CHIRPING AND CRYING AND THE MOM FLEW OUT RIGHT BEFORE HE PUT THE BOARD THERE. AND WE TOLD HIM THEY WERE THERE AND HE SAID OH WELL, I DON'T HAVE BIRDS. HE SAID IT WASN'T HIS PROBLEM SO THEY'RE STILL UP THERE I GUESS.))
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Ron Smith says he did not see the birds when he did the repairs, but tore down his work for the residents and Wildlife Rescue Squad. An hour later -- two birds flew free -- nursed back to health with Gatorade.
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The birds are now eating on their own, and Roanoke Wildlife Rescue workers plan to release them in a local park.


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Jerry Nadeau was in the Roanoke Valley today and Bill Elliott has a broken leg.
But first our Extra Point. Sean Elliott is leaning toward returning to the San Antonio Spurs for another season.
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Elliott, who helped the Spurs win the world championship in 1998-99 says he's 99 per cent certain that he will return for the 2000 season.
Elliott missed more than 60 games last year because of a kidney transplant but returned at the end of the season.
The 32 year old Elliott just completed a week of practice at Pete Newell's Big Man camp in Hawaii and pronounced himself fit. And here are tonight's scores.
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Brian Jordan's three run homer led the Atlanta Braves to a 5 to 2 win over the Colorado Rockies.
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Todd Helton warming up at first base.
Atlanta got on the board in the top of the sixth. Jordan gets all of this pitch sending it over the left field wall for a three run homer and the Braves led 4 to nothing.
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The Rockies got on the board in the bottom of the seventh Todd Walker goes deep over the right field wall for a solo homer and the Braves go on to win it 5 to 2.
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Livan Hernandez threw his second straight 4 hit shutout as San Francisco beat Florida 5 to nothing.
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A shot of the Golden Gate Bridge in Frisco.
Ellis Burks got the Giants on the board when he smokes this pitch its a solo home run to left centerfield and the Giants took the 1 to nothing lead.
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Then leading 3 to nothing Barry Bonds hits a bloop single to left field scoring another run to make it 4 to nothing and the Giants win it 5 to zip.
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[S-Nadeau]


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Winston Cup drivers are at Bristol Sunday for the Goracing .com 500. Speaking of short tracks, Advance Auto Parts and the Thunder Valley teamed up with Jerry Nadeau to help raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Steve Mason has more.
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((From five to six Nadeau signed autographs, each going for 10 bucks. Then he got behind the wheel and raced the anyone who would shell out 20 dollars to get on the track with him and the talents that earned him 10 go kart championships between 1984 and 1990. ((:)) ((:)) In cup, Nadeau has two top fives and two top 10 finishes this season and is 24th in the points and he's coming on, evident by his two-fourth places in the last five races. ((:)) For a few hours he focussed on a worthy cause. To help Jerry in the fund raising area, Advance Auto brought in half a truck load of tools with price tags as much as 25 dollars, however, on this occasion, each item went for a buck and yes, proceeds got to JDF. Mark Martins number six Valvoline Ford show car was also on hand, as was a raffle with three tickets to the September sixth Dixie Chicks concert at the Salem Civic Center up for grabs.))

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No decision has been made on whether Bill Elliott will drive Saturday night in the Goracing-Dot-Com 500 in Bristol, Tennessee.
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Tuesday, while working in his yard Elliott suffered a fractured kneecap in an accident at his home.
Team spokesman David Ferroni said Elliott tripped on something and landed on his knee. He underwent a 90 minute surgical procedure to repair multiple fractures of the left kneecap.
David Green will qualify Elliott's car Friday and he will drive it in the race if necessary.
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That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.

[S-Tiger]


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Galax native Tom McKnight won his first round match in the U.S. Amateur championship.
McKnight beat Nick Seymore of California 6 and 5.
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Meantime, Tiger Woods was back in Akron yesterday preparing to defend his title in the World Series of Golf.
Woods is hot off his win in the P-G-A championship this past weekend when he beat Bob May in a three hole playoff.


And Tiger was still on cloud nine over his dramatic win at last weekend's P-G-A.
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((TIGER WOODS/DEFENDING CHAMP: IT WAS SUCH A GREAT WEEK ITS HARD TO SAY THAT MY OTHER 4 MAJOR CHAMIONSHIPS WERE BAD WEEKS AS WELL AS MY U.S. AMATEUR COMEBACK. I'VE HAD SOME PRETTY GOOD WEEKS AND THAT ONE DEFINITELY RANKS UP THERE THOUGH.))
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Vijay Singh, who won this years Masters, is taking a little time off to rest a strained forearm muscle. Singh has withdrawn for this weeknds tournament.
The first round begins later today.
[ANCHOR=Roy]

Jerry Nadeau was in the Roanoke Valley. More later on Mornin.