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Coming up on News 7-
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The crackdown on pain killers- what does that mean for the people who really need them?
Two bad accidents tonight- one in Roanoke .. the other in Bedford County.
And a bear of a problem.... mama bear is hurt and now the cubs have to be rescued.
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News 7 is next.

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((WE CAN BRING A BALANCED SIDE TO THIS AND MAKE THEM UNDERSTAND WHEN TAKEN PROPERLY IT'S SAFE AND EFFECTIVE MEDICATION.))
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We hear a lot about people who abuse the painkiller oxycontin.
Tonight the focus turns to people who really need it, but have trouble getting it.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening...

[Oxycontin]


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Abuse of the powerful painkiller in some areas of Southwest Virginia has reached epidemic levels .
But there is another side to the Oxycontin story - that of chronic pain sufferers who need the drug and use it the way it was intended.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has one woman's story.
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(((Nats) [Jeanette talking tc 2:13:35 Just getting that voice out there] Jeanette Murray is a voice for many chronic pain sufferers. A registered nurse whose on the job injury left her with nerve damage, like millions of others in the country, she needs prescription drugs to cope.
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((JEANETTE MURRAY/CHRONIC PAIN SUFFERER; I LIVE WITH CHRONIC PAIN AND IT HAS EFFECTED MY ENTIRE LIFE AND IT IS AN ENCOMPASSING PROBLEM.))
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So is the problem of those who abuse painkillers, specifically Oxycontin. It's a drug that in Southwest Virginia has been directly related to an increase in crime and deaths. It's also a product Murray herself has used successfully.
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((THERE IS A CRIMINAL PROBLEM AND THEIR IS AN ADDICTION PROBLEM BUT IT LIES IN THOSE HANDS NOT WITH THOSE OF US WHO ARE USING THIS AS IT'S PRESCRIBED AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR PHYSICIANS.))
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[Nats Pamela up front talking tc] Pamela Bennett represents the company that makes Oxycontin. Tonight she addresses a group of chronic pain sufferers on pain management, on a daily basis she says she talks with patients who desperately need Oxycontin, but can't find it.

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((PAMELA BENNETT/PURDUE PHARMA SPOKESMAN; THEIR HEARING FROM THEIR PHYSICIANS OR THEIR PHARMACISTS OR OTHERS THAT WERE NOT WRITING IT ANYMORE OR WHERE NOT STOCKING IT ANYMORE.))
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RACHEL CANNON/NEWS 7; VIRGINIA'S ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK EARLEY WILL HEAR STORIES FROM CHRONIC PAIN SUFFERERS LIKE JEANETTE MURRAY TOMORROW AT THE FIRST STATEWIDE OXYCONTIN TASK FORCE MEETING. HE WILL ALSO HEAR THE OTHER SIDE, THE RAMPANT ABUSE OF THE DRUG AND IT'S PREVALANCE IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. RACHEL CANNON NEWS 7, MONTGOMERY COUNTY.))

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An accident in Roanoke tonight leaves a teenager in critical condition.
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Police say the 16- year old was attempting to turn onto Peters Creek Road when he pulled into the path of a Ford Explorer. The S-U-V struck the teen on the driver's side. Authorities say the teenager had to be cut from his car and is now in critical condition. The driver of the Explorer is in his 30's and was also taken to the hospital. Police say part of the southbound lane of Peters Creek Road will be closed until about eleven thirty.
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An overturned tractor-trailer shut down Route 122 in Bedford County for hours tonight.
State Police believe the rig was rounding a curve when the truck tipped over.
Crews had to unload the truck before it could be righted.
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[L'Burg-Nationwide]


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Nationwide Insurance is bringing a customer claims center to Lynchburg and a hundred new jobs with it.
The office building is scheduled to be complete in September.
The insurer already employs almost 350 people at another facility in Lynchburg.

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More new jobs to tell you about- these at the Celanese plant in Giles County.
But the jobs in Giles are because the company is cutting 445 positions in its South Carolina plant.
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Celanese officials say SOME of those jobs will move to the plant in Giles County. No word yet on how many.
The company says consolidating production in Narrows will make it more efficient.
The plant currently employs more than one-thousand workers.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Jacey in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [05/16/2001] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST [Toss back to anchor]
After more than 24 hours of rain showers and thunderstorms hitting many areas of southwest virginia... we may be i

n store for a few more days of the continuous rainfall.[I-73]


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The final vote on Interstate 73 will be made tomorrow.
But today, the Commonwealth Transportation Board suggested a major change to the plan V-Dot finalized last week-- build I-73 EAST of Martinsville.
Ellen Qualls has more from Fredericksburg.
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[Thomas]


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Roanoke Delegate Vic Thomas says he will run for re- election.
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Despite speculation that Thomas would step down, the veteran lawmaker says he couldn't walk away from the recent turmoil in state government.
He says he made his decision, and began calling supporters with the news this afternoon.
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((DEL. VIC THOMAS/D- ROANOKE: I'VE BEEN AGONIZING OVER IT FOR QUITE SOME TIME AND ONCE I FELT LIKE I KNEW WHAT I HAD TO DO, I HAD TO RUN FOR RE- ELECTION. I DON'T KNOW IF I'LL GET RE- ELECTED, BUT I DON'T KNOW, I FELT LIKE I HAD TO TRY. THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO WALK AWAY WHEN THINGS ARE LIKE THEY ARE.))
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Thomas was first elected to the General Assembly in 1973. He is a senior member of five House committees including Appropriations.

[Tax-Payment]


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A Covington man is learning a costly lesson. But in the process Lonnie Morgan wants to help others from falling into the same predicament. Morgan pays his state taxes once a year but he draws disability and the state says he should be making estimated quarterly payments. All of this came to light when Morgan received a bill from the state informing him he'd underpaid his income tax for 1999 by ONE dollar.
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Morgan says he was eventually able to prove he did NOT owe the dollar but he has not been able to wipe out another part of the bill. He was assessed an 18- dollar penalty for not paying his 1999 income taxes every four months. It's called an underpayment charge and angers Morgan who pays his taxes yearly.
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((LONNIE MORGAN/TAXPAYER: THIS IS NOT ABOUT 18- DOLLARS. THIS IS ABOUT PRINCIPLES, THIS IS ABOUT FAIRNESS. THIS IS ABOUT PEOPLE'S RIGHTS. AND SOMETIME OR ANOTHER WE'VE GOT TO STAND UP AND MAKE OURSELVES HEARD WHEN WE'RE DONE WRONG. ))
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State officials would not comment on Morgan's case-- but say people who do not have taxes withheld by an employer need to comply with the law. Morgan says he doesn't want to but will eventually pay the bill.

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It appears human error was to blame for yesterday's runaway train in Ohio.
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C-S-X investigators say an engineer accidentally hit the throttle instead of the brake.
Investigators say the veteran engineer set two of the three brakes on the train - but instead of setting the third brake - he mistakenly hit the throttle.
The engineer then jumped off the train to manually switch tracks.
That's when he realized the train was moving too fast for him to get back on.
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A verdict in the case of a 14-year old accused of murdering his teacher.
That's next on News 7.
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And the President's daughter has her day in court, accused of underage drinking.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office. Can you hear me! The Answer man, more Mother nature in Salem, a big day for Chip Sullivan are the big stories tonight. Plus, NCAA D-2 women arrive in Salem and UVa upsets Clemson tonight at the ACC tourney on the Big 7.))

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He is just 14 years old.. .but now Nathaniel Brazill is a convicted murderer.
A jury today found Brazill guilty of second degree murder in the shooting death of his teacher.
Jennifer Jones now with reaction from West Palm Beach Florida.
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((Jurors said it boiled down to a case of either a cold-blood killing, or a hot-blooded killing. In the end, they reached a compromise in the trial of 14 year old Nathaniel Brazill. A conviction of second degree murder could mean 25 years to life in prison. Nathaniel's attorney said his client was both relieved and saddened. Robert Udell/Brazill's Attorney.. he said it was not too bad..then he cried and was very upset. All along the defense insisted it was an accident - when Brazill killed his English teacher Barry Grunow with a single gunshot to the face. In the fifteen hours of deliberations jurors requested to review the school surveillance tape twice. it shows Brazill at Lakeworth Middle School before during and after the shooting. But what ever was the defining moment that led jurors to their verdict - the prosecution says it accepts their decision. Reminding everyone that this was clearly a case that had no victors. Marc Shiner/Prosecutor Back the school where the shooting took place, it was an emotional verdict. Bob Hatcher/Lakeworth Middle School Principal Jennifer Jones Reporting.))

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Timothy McVeigh was scheduled to die today, but instead his attorneys were talking about life.
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The convicted Oklahoma City bomber met with his lawyers to talk about his future.
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((NATHAN CHAMBERS/MCVEIGH'S ATTORNEY: HIS SPIRITS ARE GOOD. HE REMAINS WILLING TO CONSIDER ALL OPTIONS THAT MIGHT BE AVAILABLE TO HIM.))
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It was an F-B-I blunder- revealed just last week that pushed McVeigh's execution back to June 11th.
And the FBI embarrassment keeps on growing- a week after the FBI turned over thousands of pages of documents- Louis Freeh admitted there may be more.
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((LOUIS FREEH/FBI DIRECTOR: ON FRIDAY EVENING I ORDERED A SHAKEDOWN OF THE FBI, TELLING EACH SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR THAT I WOULD HOLD THEM PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS LAST EFFORT. THIS LATEST SCRUBBING HAS PRODUCED ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS.))
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Freeh says the documents would not have any bearing on the guilty verdict-
Even so McVeigh's attorneys are weighing their options and deciding whether to appeal.
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[Jenna]


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The President's 19 year old daughter was in court today-
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Jenna Bush pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of possessing alcohol by a minor.
IT was last month that undercover officers scouted out popular nightclubs near the University of Texas- looking for minors.
The judge sentenced Jenna Bush to eight hours of community service- and she also must attend a six hour long alcohol awareness course.
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Still ahead on News 7, paramedics revive an unusual patient-- a bear hit by a car-- and then have to rescue her cubs too.
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And aircraft carriers are featured in plenty of movies, but they don't often host their premieres.
That's about to change on Monday.
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After three weeks of vacation, students at Jefferson Forest High School will head back to class next week.... at the middle school.
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Students at Forest Middle School today said farewell for the summer three weeks ahead of schedule. Their school year was shortened when administrators decided to let the high schoolers use the school starting next Monday.
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The move was a response to a potentially hazardous mold found in Jefferson Forest High School. Forest's principal says the unexpected changes have garnered a great deal of support.
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((RANDL SPEAR/PRINCIPAL: PARENTS AND THE COMMUNITY HAVE BEEN AWESOME. LOTS OF STORES HAVE JUMPED IN AND HELPED, PARENTS' ATTITUDES HAVE BEEN WONDERFUL, SO IT'S REALLY KINDA NEAT TO WATCH THE COMMUNITY PULL TOGETHER IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS TO HELP EVERYONE.))
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Forest students have yet to receive their yearbooks. The school will be open between 10 a.m. and noon on May 26th for middle school students to pick up and sign their annuals.
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[Bear-Rescue]


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A scary situation in Pennsylvania, a mother is hit by a car and her two little babies take to the woods.
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Only in this case they're bears.
The mother bear ran into the side of a car while crossing the road.
Rescue crews and the game commission were called to revive her.
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((TERRY SLOANE/PARAMEDIC; THEY SAID THAT IF THE BEAR DIES, THE CUBS WOULDN'T SURVIVE, SO THAT GAVE ME THE INCENTIVE TO TRY AND DO IT.))
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Meanwhile the two cubs took to the trees and climbed some 70 feet.
A tranquilizer gun missed, so the Game commission called its expert climber out of retirement.
20 minutes later, one bear was in custody, while the other dropped into a tarp and was captured on the ground.
They were reunited with mom, who by the way suffered a broken nose and dislocated wrist.
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Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - rain again plays havoc with the Avs and Cats. Roanoke is getting its new pro hoops team. Chip Sullivan is getting another shot at a fat paycheck. Plus, Jarrett Ferguson and UVa baseball hilites from the ACC tournament.
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But first the participants in the women's NCAA division two softball tournament gathered together at the Salem Civic Center to break bread tonight before their four day double elimination tournament opens tomorrow. Your Hometown Station likes to help welcome the participants to the City of Champions and tonight News 7 Sports Denise Allen did just that. More on the tournament in just a moment, but first tonight's scores.
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The Virginia Cavaliers' baseball team has been making news for the wrong reasons this season - but last night the Cavs took care of business by upsetting second seeded Clemson 7-to-3 in the opening round of the ACC tournament.
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The Cavaliers came in having lost six straight games to Clemson - including three last weekend. In the top of the third - UVa broke open a scoreless game with four runs. Three of them came on this Joe Benick (BEE-Nick) three run opposite field homer.
[SUPER=34-Virginia/7/Clemson/3;]

Clemson got within a run, but in the 8th Hunter Wyant put it away with the two run RBI bloop single. UVa upsets Clemson tonight 7-to-3.
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For the second straight night the Hillcats and Avalanche were interrupted by some much needed rain.
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The two teams tried to close out their series with a doubleheader tonight that actually began under nice conditions. Lynchburg would get it going with Jay Langston lining on into right field. Justin Martin scores on the play and it's 1-to-nothing in the top of the second inning. In the third, Martin will drill one right past the pitcher. Jeremy Sickles tries to score from second - but not in this house last night. He is gunned down at the plate. This opening game started at six, and right at seven o'clock the skies opened and the tarp came
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Both games had to be wiped out last night. And the games have been canceled - because the two teams don't meet again in the first half of the season.
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The Braves had nothing but sunshine today in Atlanta as they beat the Rockies.
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But this one was an uphill struggle for the Braves as Ron Gant the former Brave guns down Javy Lopez at the plate to keep things scoreless in the second. Chipper Jones would prove to be the difference as he single to left field and drives home Andruw Jones.
[super=35-Colorado/4/Atlanta/6;]

Chipper would then win the game in the 8th with this two run homer. The Braves come back from a 4 run deficit to win it 6-to-4.
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The NBA's new developmental league - the NBDL - will officially set up shop in Roanoke this Friday. At that time - Roanoke will announce that the Star City has been named the fifth city in the new league. The games will begin in November.

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Game five of the Raptors-Sixers series went to Philly last night, and folks this one was over at halftime.
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Despite the efforts of the "Gunner from Grottoes" Dell Curry - who dropped in 4 threes in the first half - the Toronto found itself down by 22 points at halftime.
[super=32-Toronto/88/Philadelphia/121/Sixers Lead 3-to-2;]

The reason was Allen Iverson. The "Answer" who was named MVP Tuesday scored 29 in the first half, he finished with 52 as Philly wins 121-to-88 to take a 3 games to 2 lead in the series.
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[S-Chip]


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Chip Sullivan is back. Yesterday in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in open qualifying for next week's Kemper Open, Chip shot a five under par round to beat out 49 other golfers for one of only two at large spots for the event. The Kemper Open begins next Thursday at the TPC at Avenel Course in Potomac, Maryland. Sullivan, who is the club pro at Ashley Plantation in Botetourt County, last played on the tour in 1999 when he took part in 3 events - the Greensboro Classic, the MCI Heritage Classic and the Compaq Classic.

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As we told you at the top - the Division Two College Softball tournament opens tomorrow.
All 8 teams are hear including Lewis University from Romeoville, Illinois, that had its first flight from Chicago canceled due to mechanical problems.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]


The new flight actually got the Flyers into Dulles Airport earlier than planned.
But there was still one more hurdle left to jump before arriving at Roanoke Regional Airport.
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[VO-Nat]
Eastern New Mexico spent six hours in the air to get to the Old Dominion.
This trip to the elite eight is quite an accomplishment for a program only five years old.
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[SUPER=01-Kathleen & James Rodriguez/Eastern New Mexico Co-Head Coaches; ]
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[OUT Q=nice ride]
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[vo-nat]
Games begin tomorrow at Noon.
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The NCAA raised more than a few eyebrows earlier this spring when it lifted the ban that prohibited college teams from playing football on Friday nights. By doing this it put college games in direct competition with high school football. Today, ACC officials voted unanimously to not to have any of their games televised on Friday nights.

[S-Lowes]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Lowe's Motorspeedway President Humpy Wheeler unveiled his newest baby today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00]

Wheeler has been working with several engineers since Dale Earnhardt's death trying to develop a impact absorption system that would less the severity of frontal crashes. The new bumper material is light and designed to save lives.
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[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=01-Paul Lew/NASCAR Bumper Developer; :03]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=orienting the fibers."]
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[Pearl-Harbor]


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The blockbuster summer movie season is about ot kick off- and one premeire is not in the typical place.
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[VO-NAT 20:21:12]
[SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI]


The film Pearl Harbor will premiere on the the U-S-S John C. Stennis- and the ship arrived in harbor today for Monday's premier.
Hollywood magic will turn the flight deck into an open air theater for two-thousand guests.
The 135- million dollar movie stars Ben Affleck, Cuba Gooding Junior and Kate Beckinsale. It opens May 31st. (------------)