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Coming up on News 7-
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Derek Barnabei says he's innocent.. just moments before he is executed tonight... We'll have the story from Jarrett.


The dream vacation turns into a nightmare when vacationers are forced off cruise ships-
and one Troutville woman hopes to get her final wish.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.


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((HE SAID I'M TRUELY INNOCENT OF THIS CRIME AND I BELIEVE EVENTUALLY THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT.))
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Convicted killer Derek Barnabei goes to his death tonight, even as the fight to prove his innocence rages on.
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[Barnabei]


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Seven years after the rape and murder of Lynchburg native Sarah Wisnosky, 33 year old Derek Rocco Barnabei paid for that crime with his life.
From his death bed, Barnabei proclaimed his innocence and his lawyers have vowed to keep fighting to clear his name.
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Steve Smallshaw is at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt.
Steve what was Derek Barnabei's demeanor during his final moments tonight?
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[Legionnaires]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Covington man may have Legionnaires disease- that's according to State Health Officials.
It would be the second case in less than a week in Alleghany County.
Health Officials say while it's premature to call this an outbreak, it does warrant further investigation.
They say it's very unusual to have two cases happen at the same time in the same community.
The man is hospitalized at Roanoke Memorial.
A Covington woman is on a ventilator at UVA Medical Center.
She works at Westvaco's Covington Mill, but the man does not.

[Debates]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Presidential debates are set. Both candidates have agreed to three debates- ninety minutes in length.
The first debate will be October third in Boston-
The second debate is October 11th in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and the third is October 17th in St. Louis.

[Leonard]


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A Halifax County man..on trial for murder- was convicted of manslaughter late last night.
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Joseph Eric Leonard was accused of shooting 21-year-old William Joseph Fancher (FAN-kur) in February. The two men were involved in an argument at a party on Chapel Trail.
Though Leonard was charged with first-degree murder, the jury him found him guilty of involuntary manslaughter, and sentenced him to serve 12 months.
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[Dying-Wish]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Make A Wish Foundation grants terminally ill children a final wish and now a new organization is granting terminally ill adults their final dream in life.
It's called Live A Dream Foundation which is based in Richmond.
The new organization is in the process of granting a Troutville woman a trip to Disney World.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
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((On December 17th 30 year old Nannette Compton received the worst news of her life, she had breast cancer. After a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy she received even more bad news.

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((NANNETTE COMPTON: I STARTED GETTING HEADACHES THAT WOULDN'T GO AWAY THAT LASTED FOR A WEEK AND THEY DID A CAT SCAN AND FOUND THE FIVE BRAIN TUMORS.))
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After chemotherapy and medication the doctors said there was nothing else they could do. Nannette and her husband Everette explained to their four children that mom is going to die, and even though they understand there are still questions.

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((CASSIE COMPTON: WHY DOES MY MOMMIE HAVE TO DIE, WHERE DID SHE GET CANCER FROM AND WHY DOES SHE HAVE TO CRY SO MUCH ABOUT THE CANCER?))
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To add a little hope in their lives Nannett's sister contacted Live A Dream Foundation.
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((KATE WEIDAW: THE COMPTON FAMILY IS ONLY THE SECOND FAMILY THE LIVE A DREAM FOUNDATION IS IN THE PROCESS OF GRANTING A FINAL WISH, THEY JUST STARTED THIS ORGANIZATION IN MAY OF THIS YEAR. SO FAR THEY'VE RAISED 1,000 DOLLARS FOR THIS 4 THOUSAND DOLLAR WALT DISNEY TRIP AND THE PROBLEM IS THEY NEED TO SEND HER IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.))
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The Compton's planned to go to Disney World in the Spring with the money from their tax return but that may be too late.

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((EVERETTE COMPTON: WE'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO GO TO DISNEY WORLD NOW THE DOCTORS ARE SAYING DO IT NOW INSTEAD OF THEN AND IF IT WASN'T FOR THE FOUNDATION IT WOULDN'T HAPPEN.))
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Nannette's doctors have given her less then a year to live and as she looks back through old pictures of herself and her children she says she's thankful for the time that is left.

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((NANNETTE COMPTON: YOU HAVE TIME TO GET THINGS ACCOMPLISHED LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE IN CAR WRECKS AND GUN SHOTS AND NOBODY IN THEIR FAMILY KNOWS WHAT THEY WANT SO I HAVE TIME TO SAY MY GOOD BYES.))
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Kate Weidaw News7 Troutville.))
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[ANCHOR=JEAN]

If you would like to make a donation to the Live A Dream Foundation to help the Compton family go to Disney World you can send it to the SunTrust Bank at 510 South Jefferson Street, Roanoke, 24011.
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[Fox-Stemcell]


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Should human embryos be used in medical research?
Actor Michael J. Fox and Actress Mary Tyler Moore were on Capitol Hill today- urging lawmakers to fund this type of research.
It's called stem cell research.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


Early stage human embryos could be used as a source for possible cell replacement to treat diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinsons, Diabetes and Cancer.
Some members of Congress oppose this type of research saying they believe embryos at any stage are human beings.
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((MICHAEL J. FOX: FOR YEARS I'VE WATCHED THIS DEBATE. FOR ME THIS IS NOT THEORETICAL. THERE ARE REAL CONCERNS HERE. AS I SAID EARLIER I DON'T PROFESS TO BE AN ETHICIST BUT I DO CONSIDER MYSELF A GOOD AND DECENT MAN, A LOVING FATHER AND HUSBAND. I WOULD NOT CLAIM ANY BENEFIT THAT I BELIEVE WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY HARM DONE TO ANOTHER PERSON. THIS IS NOT THE REALITY HERE.))
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Fox told lawmakers not to let politics delay this critical research.
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30-thousand of them are in the air, now Boeing will have to make major repairs to its fleet of 737's.
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And when a cruise-line goes belly-up, hundreds of passengers are left high and dry.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey sports fans here's what's happening on the big 7 tonight The Braves beat the Marlins in Atlanta Mike Stevens visits Eastern Montgomery county high school which owns a perfect record Ronde Barber talks about the Bucs defense getting a little respect and Ward Burton spends the afternoon with some scouts from the Martinsville area.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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The Boeing-737 will undergo some major changes on its rudder controls.
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Boeing says it will make the changes on its fleet of 737's.
The changes won't begin for a few years and Boeing stresses there's no immediate danger to the planes... More than 30-thousand 737's exist.
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((WE FEEL CONFIDENT WHAT WE'RE DOING IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO FOR THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY. IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO FOR THE TRAVELING PUBLIC.))
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The rudder of the plane has come under the watchful eye of the Federal Aviation Administration- after several crashes-
One was near Pittsburgh in 1994. The FAA says it's asked for a redesign of the rudder system- which would cost Boeing 240-million dollars over the next five years.
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Several cruise ships were seized today- and passengers told to pack up get off-
This after Premier Cruise Lines filed for bankruptcy.
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((I THOUGHT THERE WAS A HURRICANE OR SOMETHING... THIS MORNING. WE HAD THE KIDS WITH ME. WE'RE FORCED TO GET OUT. I WASN'T AS WORRIED WHEN WE HEARD WHY.. BUT I WASN'T HAPPY ABOUT THE SITUATION.))
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[OUT Q=about this situation]
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[Jean on cart!!!!]
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Hundreds of passengers were not too happy- their vacations ruined today when several ships belonging to the cruise line were seized in several ports- apparently for non payment of bills.
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In Halifax the Rembrandt was seized.. it's 850 passengers told they had 15 minutes to get off the boat.
On another ship- passengers were traveling to the Bahamas when the received word last night they'd have to leave the boat first thing in the morning.
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((WE HAD TO TURN BACK GO TO THE BAHAMAS... FLY BACK TO ORLANDO BE BUSSED BACK HERE. I THINK THEY OWE US A LOT OF MONEY PLUS AN EXPLANATION))
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But today no answer at the company headquarters in Orlando.
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[Pulaski-Drugs]


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Officers from the town of Pulaski say an undercover sting operation is taking dozens of drug offenders off the street.
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More than 50 people were targeted for arrest.
The charges result from a nine-month investigation known as "Operation Sticman."
In it, undercover officers made four-thousand dollars worth of drug buys.
The say the area's biggest problem is an addictive pharmaceutical painkiller called "oxycontin."
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((ERIC MONTGOMERY/ACTING PULASKI CHIEF: OXYCONTIN IS THE CHOICE DRUG NOW. BEFORE IT WAS CRACK AND COCAINE. IT'S SO EXPENSIVE, A WIDE RANGE OF CRIMES ARE OCCURRING BECAUSE OF THIS DRUG.))
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[OUT Q=because of this drug.]
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Police say high dosage oxycontin pills can sell for more than 100 dollars apiece and that people are stealing to support their habit.
They also made arrests for dealing of crack, cocaine and marijuana.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Next on News 7, V-M-I remembers its Korean War vets, while hosting an ambitious symposium on the conflict.
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And winter weather traps thousands in the mountains of Argentina.
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[VMI-Korea]


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Fifty years after the start of the Korean War, they're trying to make sense out of the conflict at Virginia Military Institute.
Keith Humphry has a story of two men and their fathers.
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(( Gen. Sam Walker and his father are among the few father and son military men who both rose to the rank of four star general.
They also served in Korea... only one came home alive.
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((THIS WAS AN AD HOC WAR, A WAR, COME- AS- YOU- ARE. THERE WAS NO TIME TO GET READY)) [RUNS05]
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That's because American troops were thrown into the Korean conflict without a lot of planning.
35-thousand Americans were killed, including 26 alumni of V-M-I.
Cadet Dan Chung grew up in South Korea, hearing about the horrors of the war from his father.
His parents live in Richmond now. Dan says his father dreams of re-visiting his North Korean homeland now that he's American citizen.
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[IN Q=Oh very risky]

((OH, VERY RISKY. THEY'RE COMMUNISTS AND THEY BELIEVE IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT STUFF THAN WE DO. AND THEY JUST DON'T LIKE ANYBODY. THEY DON'T LIKE ANY OUTSIDERS.)) [RUNS10]
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Dan Chung is the only Korean native in his class to survive the rat line. Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))

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Heavy snow blanketed parts of Argentina for the sixth straight day today.
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Hundreds of travelers are stranded at the mouth of a tunnel crossing through the Andes mountains into Chile.
Earlier this week, thousands of tourists had to be airlifted out of a popular ski resort after roads in the area were declared impassable.
The cold weather began last Friday with wind gusts of up to 125 miles an hour.
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[S-Extra]


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We'll check out the Week four schedule for Friday Football Extra and Ward Burton met with some scouts at the Martinsville Speedway.
But first our Extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=76-NBA; :]
Minnesota forward Joe Smith inked a deal today that could pay as much as 93 million dollars for the next 10 years

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Smith has agreed to three one year contracts worth one-point 75 million, two-point one million and three point six million dollars.
And here are tonight's scores.
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[S-Braves]


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Atlanta's Javy Lopez broke out of a slump with a pair of run scoring singles as the Braves beat Florida 5 to 3.
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[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/TBS; :]


Andy Ashby warming up before the games start.
The Marlins scored in the top of the first Mike Lowell hits a single to left center field scoring Henry Rodriguez and Florida took a 2 to nothing lead.
[SUPER=35-Atlanta/5/Florida/3/;]


Lopez drove in a run in the fourth and then this single up the middle in the sixth scored Wally Joyner and the Braves win it 5 to 3.
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Friday Football Extra kicks off another big week tonight. Here's Mike Stevens with a look at what's coming up in week number 4.
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS.]
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((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((BRETT MCPHERSON:)) ((J.R. LAWRENCE:)) ((But what exactly is responsible for the turnaround? It is the new school colors and uniforms? Or simply the new school itself. Certainly both of those have instilled pride in the team, but basically the success has come from better execution.)) ((BRETT:))
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


That's it for sports, have a great day everyboy.

[S-Barber]


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After two games, former Cave Spring and UVa star Ronde Barber is the hottest NFL defensive player in the league.
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[VO-NAT]
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Barber leads the NFC in sacks with 3.5. The cornerback also has a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a touchdown.
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[SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/9 Tackles This Season; :00]

((RONDE BARBER/9 TACKLES THIS SEASON:))
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[OUT Q=....last year"]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


It's week four of Friday Football Extra. Mike Stevens checks in with the lineup later on Mornin'.

[S-Burton]


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The Winston Cup stars are in New Hampshire today, but yesterday local favorite Ward Burton took time out of his busy schedule to pay a visit to the Martinsville Speedway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]

The South Boston native stopped by to help promote the upcoming NAPA 500 race weekend and to spend some time with a few area scouts. Ward has a wildlife preserve in Halifax County, and today he talked to Cub scouts and Webelos from Troop 63 in Martinsville about the importance of taking care of the environment.
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Qualifying for the Cup cars takes place on Friday September 29th with the NAPA Auto Care 500 on Sunday October 1st. And don't forget on Sunday, the 24th, the Taco Bell 300 Late Model Event will be held at the track, as well.
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[S-Little]


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[VO-NAT WIPE TO #ENG!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Bristol; :00]


One other racing note, Chad Little is reportedly leaving the 97-John Deere Ford team. In a letter posted on his website, Little says he is being replaced. He will be at the wheel for two more races ... at New Hampshire this weekend and Talledega.
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