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Today on News 7, 140 people are feared dead after an airliner crashes in the Persian Gulf,
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and closer to home, we will see the destruction the gypsy moth is causing to thousand of acres of trees in the state.
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Some light showers today and another batch is brewing in the midwest. We will see how that affects our forecast in a moment.

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On Health Check, we'll see how doctors are learning that smaller doses don't necessasarily work for smaller people,
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and in Sports, we'll tell you why a Survivor of the Hokies football team says he knows who has the right stuff to be the last person on the island.
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A plane with 143 people aboard crashes in the Persian Gulf-
So far no survivors have been found.
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The Gulf Air Airbus that looks like this plane- was coming into Bahrain on a fight from Cairo when it crashed-
A civil defense commander in Bahrain says 70 bodies have already been recovered amid the wreckage-
There were 143 passengers and crew aboard the plane.
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An air traffic controller says he watched the plane circle the runway twice in an attempt to land, before plunging into the gulf and exploding in flames.
They said there were unusual noises coming from the engines.

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Crews rescued a Henry Co. man stuck in his car for an hour and a half.
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The accident happened around two this afternoon. 81 year old John White was upside down in his pick up truck as people tried to get him out.
A delivery truck landed on top of the flipped vehicle.
The two collided at the intersection of North Daniels Creek Road and Cherwood Road in Henry County.
The victim's wife watched as crews finally got him out of the vehicle.
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((REVA WHITE/VICTIM'S HUSBAND: I WAS SHOOK UP THAT'S FOR SURE. I AM SHAKING. THAT'S ABOUT ALL I CAN SEE.))
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((SITTING HERE FOR NEARLY TWO HOURS WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? MARK JOHNSON/DRIVER: I JUST WANT --I HOPE HE'S ALL RIGHT.))


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The victim was talking and conscious before he was taken to the hospital.
No word yet on his condition.
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[5-Gypsy-Moths]


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Gypsy moths have left an unmistakable mark on Bath and Alleghany Counties.
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In Alleghany County-- the insects have defoliated more than five thousand acres.
No one knows this better than forester and businessman, Steve Bennett.
He detected the problem in June and spent five thousand dollars to have hundreds of his acres sprayed.
For Bennett-- the moth poses a threat to his logging and lumber business.
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((STEVE BENNETT/BUSINESSMAN: FORESTRY IS A LONG TERM PROCESS I MEAN I'LL PLANT TREES THIS YEAR THAT PROBABLY MY GRANDCHILDREN WILL THIN AND SOMEBODY I WILL NEVER EVEN MEET WILL HARVEST AND IT'S A VERY LONG TERM PROCESS AND IT'S REAL FRUSTRATING TO THINK A LITTLE BUG CAN WIPE YOU OUT IN ONE YEAR.))
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The gypsy moth has defoliated more than 70- thousand acres statewide.
Coming up at six-- experts will explain why the problem has been unusually severe this year.
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The question is - will it be Hurricane Debby or Tropical Storm Debby? No matter what the answer ...the National Hurricane Center says Debby could be " powerfully close" to Florida by Friday.
Jennifer Jones reports from Miami Beach.
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((
Debby is still days from South Florida...and right now is downgraded to a tropical storm. But as it struggles through parts of the Carribean...the threat of the storm regaining hurricane status, remains in effect. Max Mayfield,National Hurricane Center "It's foolish to let our guards down...even though it's been downgraded"
No guards are down just yet for these residents... Mark Perez, Resident "Generator...flash light....duct tape." Stocking up on supplies...preparing for what many here believe could be a major storm. Marcia Garcia, Resident " For the first time...going to hit us"
Debby is forecasted to hit South Florida sometime late Friday or early Saturday. Meanwhile officals have moved into Phase 1 of their evacation plan for the Florida Keys. A state of Emergency has been declared. All non-residents have been asked to leave the string of islands that for now, could bear the brunt of Debby.
Stand Up: Since being downgraded to a tropical storm, Debby has sustained winds of 70MPH. To regain hurricane strength, forecasters say it will take at least 24 hours...still plenty of time to greet South Florida with a vengence.)) [(toss to R)]
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The wife of a murdered N-F-L player is arrested and charged with his killing. We'll have the details after this break.
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Plus striking Verizon employees in the Valley say they are moving their picket lines north.
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Unions representing strinking Verizon employees say members may take their picket lines north.
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Local CWA President David Layman is urging regional workers to keep picket lines busy in New York as a sign of solidarity.
Employees in New York reached tentative agreements with Verizon over the weekend.
Labeled a result of "miscommunication," CWA spokespeople say CWA-North returned to work on Monday under the assumption that CWA-South was close to singing a deal.
Local members may be heading to New York before the end of the week.
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The wife wanted for the murder of NFL football player Fred Lane- today turned herself in.
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Diedra Lane told police she shot the former Carolina Panther running back in their home-
Lane voluntarily went to police this morning-
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((KEITH BRIDGES/CHARLOTTE POLICE SPOKESMAN: WE THING THERE'S ENOUGH EVIDENCE. CERTAINLY THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY THINKS THERE IS ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO CHARGE HER WITH MURDER SHE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEFEND HERSELF IN COURT.))
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The Lanes had a baby girl just one week before the football player was shot at close range in their home.
Diedra Lane had called police at least once before in the past during an argument with her husband- The shooting happened during an domsetic dispute between the two.

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The battle for control of the National Reform Party of America will continue to be fought right in our backyard.


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The two sides hoping to control the party have already wrangled several times in Lynchburg's federal court over the past six months.
The result has been two different groups calling themselves the Reform Party.. presidential nominee Pat Buchanan on one side, John Hagelin (HAY-glin) on the other.
Buchanan's attorney's yesterday asked for a temporary restraining order to prevent Hagelin's forces from referring to themselves as the Reform party.
A judge has set an August 30th date to hear the case.
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An explosion less than a month ago didn't stop Pulaski County High School students from heading back to class on time.
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About 15-hundred students began the school year there today.
The school still has no air conditioning for its windowless classrooms, but power and water are running again.
All were knocked out by a natural gas explosion in the mechanical room last month.
The room was rebuilt just in time for school.
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((DAVID COX/SUPERINTENDENT: IT WAS A LITTLE WARMER THAN USUAL BUT SOMETHING THAT WAS MANAGEABLE AND THE KIDS WERE GREAT.))
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Administrators say the air conditioning will be restored by Labor Day.
Until then, students will be released two hours early.
The school board estimates the speedy repairs cost 750-thousand dollars.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Jacey Birch will introduce us to a family whose life is a daily grind, and they love it.
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Although it's used for baking and cooking all kinds of foods, not many of us are familar with the process that takes place to turn wheat into flour.
Jacey Birch takes us to one of the oldest working mills... where the machinery is making the same thing today... that it was making two-hundred-fifty years ago.
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Coming up today in Sports, one of NASCAR's most popular driver is injured and will most likely miss this weekend's race in Bristol,
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And on health check, we'll see why doctors are rethinking the way they prescribe adult drugs for children.
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Many common drugs from antibiotics to anesthetics have been proven to work well for adults. But they have never been tested for use on children.
Many doctors prescribe them for kids anyway in smaller doses. But a child is not just a miniature adult and there are concerns that some drugs may affect children differently.
As Dr. Emily Senay says studies are underway to test the drugs in children too.
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(((CJ at home) NARR: Seven-year-old CJ Katz has tried a lot of different drugs to treat his epilepsy.

SOT CINDY KATZ: HE HAS ANYWHERE FROM TWO TO FIVE SEIZURES A WEEK

SOMETIMES TWO TO FIVE IN ONE DAY AND NOTHING WAS CONTROLLING IT (:08)

(more CJ at home)

NARR: But one the drugs had unexpected side effects.

SOT CINDY KATZ: HIS MOOD SWINGS WERE ON THE DROP OF A DIME HE WOULD HIT

HE WOULD PUNCH AND THROW THINGS / edit/ IT'S SCARY CAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW HOW IT'S GOING TO AFFECT HIM I MEAN 14 THERE COULD BE A LOT OF DAMAGE ON THE OTHER HAND IT COULD HELP A LOT BUT YOU DON'T KNOW YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN (:10)

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NARR: Unlike adults, children like C.J. are constantly changing from infancy through adolescence. A drug has the potential to affect the same child differently in each stage of development.

SOT DR. MARK SCHREINER: CHILDHOOD IS NOT A SINGLE EVENT BUT RATHER

THERE ARE PHASES AND DIFFERENT AGED CHILDREN HANDLE DRUGS DIFFERENTLY
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THAT THE THERAPY WORKS BUT HELPING TO FIND THE RIGHT DOSE (:08)
"he'll take one tablet from the bottle, and two tablets from here twice a day"

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NARR: Now CJ is taking a new anti-epilepsy drug called Keppra. But this time he's part of study aimed at taking the guesswork out of prescribing the drug for kids. Doctors will closely monitor his reactions and carefully document the results of his treatment every step of the way.

SOT DR. MARK SCHREINER/ DIRECTOR, CHILDREN'S CLINICAL RESEARCH

INSTITUTE: IF WE DON'T TAKE THOSE EXPERIENCES AND TURN THEM INTO INFORMATION THEN FUTURE PATIENTS DON'T BENEFIT / edit/ THEY'RE STUDIES THAT ARE AIMED AT CHOOSING THE RIGHT DOSE AND DEMONSTRATING THAT THE DRUG IS SAFE (:05) DR. EMILY SENAY, CBS NEWS_))

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Thanks Jean and good afternoon everybody welcome to the Wednesday two minute ticker.
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The Winston Cup drivers will tackle the bull ring in Bristol for the Goracing-Dot-Com 500 this Sunday night. And Bill Elliott will miss the race.
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Yesterday, 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.
It's not known just how long the injury will sideline Elliott.
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Tech linebacker Nick Sorensen has been working hard this preseason to adjust to his new position at linebacker. But the senior has also found time to keep up with
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the popular CBS series Survivor. Sorensen says he's hooked on the show, and like many Americans he can't wait for tonight's finale.
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((NICK SORENSEN:))
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[VO NAT CON'T] Mike Stevens will have more on Sorensen and his pick to win the One Million dollar prize tonight on News 7 at six. Tonight's final Survivor episode airs at 8 tonight on Your Hometown Station.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 1033] And don't forget about our Tech 2000 - Vick-TORY special that's coming up this Saturday night at 7, here on WDBJ-7. We'll get you all set for this weekend's BCA Bowl in Blacksburg.
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In news from the N-B-A, Seann 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.
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More sports coming up at six and Jean will be back in a moment.





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We are just a few hours away from finding out who will win the Survivor challenge. The answer comes tonight when a huge number of Americans are expected to tune in to the last show of the CBS summer hit. Terisa Estacia reports more from Hollywood.
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(((LOCATOR: HOLLYWOOD)
NATSND
A DIFFERENT, MORE CIVILIZED GROUP OF CASTAWAYS ARRIVED AT TELEVISION CITY FOR THE SEASON FINALE OF "SURVIVOR," THE BLOCKBUSTER T-V SHOW OF THE SUMMER. THIS IS HOW AMERICA CAME TO KNOW THE 16 CHARACTERS:
NATSND OPENING OF SHOW...
AFTER WILD ANIMALS, WILD MUD PARTIES, PHYSICAL AND MENTAL TESTS..(PAUSE) FOUR SURVIVORS REMAIN - ONE OF WHOM WILL BE CHOSEN TONIGHT TO TAKE THE ONE MILLION DOLLARS REWARD FOR THEIR SUPREME SURVIVALIST ACHIEVEMENTS.
WHO WILL IT BE:
M-O-S...
EVEN THOUGH RUDY SEEMS TO BE FAVORED,...CBS OFFICIALS SAY THE WINNER IS A SAFELY GUARDED SECRET. HE OR SHE WON'T BE REVEALED UNTIL THE FINAL FOUR GO THROUGH MORE CEREBRAL STUNTS IN TONIGHT'S DOUBLE EPISODE. THREE TRIBAL COUNCILS LATER - WITH SOME NEW TWISTS - THE GRAND WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED.

(SOT, JEFF PROBST, SHOW HOST, last tribal council is devilish!)



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Now we don't want to appear like we are playing favorites and we don't know yet who wins tonight's Survivor competition, but today's website of the day is dedicated to the only Virginian in the final four.
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Rudy Boesch is the 74 year old politically IN-correct former Nacy Seal from Virginia Beach. He has proven so popular back home, someone has dedicated a website to him. In addition to the various theories about who is going to win, you can find your favorite Rudyisms, take part in opinion polls and find out what's going on with the rest of the Survivors.
One word of warning, don't be fooled when the Rudy Reigns page refers to its favorite player as the Survivor champion. It admits it doesn't really know who was the last person on the island.
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