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Turnout expectations are low-- but the polls are open for today's Democratic primary.
Virginia voters will decide who the Democratic candidates are for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General.
We'll have a live report.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And, details about the deal to buy the Biotech plant in Salem.
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Temperatures continue to climb across the region under hazy sunshine...but things are about to change...I'll have your forecast....
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Stay tuned-- for News 7 at noon.

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[Democratic-Primary]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The hopes of seven Democrats running for statewide office are now in the hands of Virginia voters.
Today, across the state, voters are deciding which candidates will receive the party's nomination for Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Kimberly/Joe Microwave;]


Election officials are expecting a low turnout, and Joe Dashiell has been visiting precincts this morning. Joe, is that what your're finding?
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[SUPER=419-Joe Dashiell/jdashiell*wdbj7.com;]
[SUPER=405-Roanoke]


It sure is, Kimberly, at mid-morning the Roanoke registrar was reporting that just 1405 people had voted... less than three percent of the city's registered voters.
And far as we can tell at this point... that's the story across the state...
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[SUPER=403-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=401-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Candidate for Attorney General ; :18]
[SUPER=401-Hope Trachtenberg-Fifer/Precinct Official; :33]
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[OUT Q=non-general elections are generally slow.]


((Roanoke Senator John Edwards had members of his family alongside as he voted this morning at Fishburne Park Elementary School...
The candidate for Attorney General is hoping a statewide organization, direct mail, and phone banks will give him the advantage over Whitt Clement, Sylvia Clute and Don McEachin.
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[IN Q=We know]

((WE KNOW IT'S GOING TO BE A LOW VOTER TURNOUT ACROSS THE STATE, SO WE'VE BEEN DOING A LOT OF PHONING AND WE HOPE IT WILL PAY OFF.))
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[OUT Q=hope it will pay off.]


But this morning... a handshake was hard to come by... as voters wandered into the polling places one at a time.
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[IN Q=I Think]

((HOPE TRACHTENBERG-FIFER: I THINK IT'S SAFE TO SAY PRIMARIES IN GENERAL ARE SLOW AND OFF-SEASON, NON- GENERAL ELECTIONS ARE GENERALLY SLOW.))
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[OUT Q=are generally slow.]))



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Mark Warner has no Democratic opposition for Governor, so his name isn't even on the ballot.
In the other race, Newport News Delegate Alan Diamonstein, Richmond Mayor Tim Kaine, and Norfolk Delegate Jerrauld Jones are running for Lieutenant Governor.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Kimberly Joe /Microwave;]


Kimberly, any registered voter can take part in the primary at their normal precinct. The polls will remain open until seven o'clock tonight.

[Clement]


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Another Democrat seeking the nomination for Attorney General is Southside's own Delegate Whitt Clement.
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He voted earlier this morning at his precinct in Danville.
Clement says high voter turnout will be the key to winning today's primary.
And he plans to spend the day encouraging people to get out and vote.
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[IN Q=Just visit precincts]

((WHITT CLEMENT/CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL: JUST VISIT PRECINCT BUT MAINLY JUST PLANT GATES. I'VE BEEN TO THREE PLANT GATES IN THE LAST DAY OR SO. AND I'LL BE AT ANOTHER ONE THIS AFTERNOON JUST TRYING TO GET IN THEIR MIND THE IMPORTANCE OF VOTING.))
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Clement plans to watch the returns this evening at his headquarters on Piney Forest Road in Danville.
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A Denmark company is buying Salem-based Sybron Biochemicals.
A subsidiary of Bayer Corporation says it will use Sybron to accelerate new product development.
Right now the company manufactures enzymes for use in detergents and textiles.
Soon it plans to expand the Salem facility.
The deal is expected to be finalized by the end of the month.

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The President of the Philippines is stepping up military efforts to find the rebel group that claims to have be-headed an American hostage.
The reported victim is a 40- year- old man from California, who was on vacation when he was kidnapped.
Juan Fernandez reports.
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[SUPER=03-Corona, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nueza Chiong/Family Spokesperson; :12]
[SUPER=01-Carmen Padilla/Neighbor; :47]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Still to come the newscast, parents and students of a local high school find out it has other problems. We'll have that after this break.
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Also talks resume today that could bring a grounded airline back to life.

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President Bush is in Spain, his first stop on a six- day, five- nation swing through Europe.
But not everyone is rolling out the red carpet.
Bush is facing controversy surrounding his views on global warming and missile defense.
Kimberly Dozier reports.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Madrid, Spain;]
[SUPER=07-Greenpeace Activist;]
[SUPER=01-Sandy Berger/Former National Security Advisor;]
[SUPER=01-Kimberly Dozier/Reporting;]
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(A soft landing in Madrid for President George Bush, on his first

official trip to Europe....and a royal reception, with the Spanish king and queen.
From here on, it will get a LOT more difficult. European leaders feel like many Democrats in Washington - slighted, and ignored.
Europeans are at odds with Mr Bush on a HOST of issues...the most recent, the execution of Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh, which one top official called 'sad, pathetic and wrong.' The European Union bans capital punishment. (McVeigh material)
Then there's Mr. Bush's rejection of the global warming treaty, known as the Kyoto protocol. (Greenpeace demo-Madrid )

(SOT Greenpeace activist/Madrid (NO NAME PROVIDED Madrid )

'We want to tell him that he is not welcome here if he keeps with his policy to reject the Kyoto protocol, the first and only international agreement against climate change."
Bush says Kyoto emissions cuts would harm American business, in these troubled economic times...as if it wouldn't hurt Europe as well. And though he's promised more research into the matter, leaders here plan to give him an earful on THAT, in Sweden later this week.
Mr. Bush is also heading for contentious meetings with Nato officials in Brussels, both on America's proposed ballistic missile defense network, and on Mr. Bush's perceived reluctance to continue US peacekeeping in the Balkans. (Nato/Balkans peacekeeper shots)

(SOT: Sandy Berger/Fmr. National Security Advisor,)

"I think there are a lot of issues on the table. There are more questions than answers and I think if he can begin to provide the Europeans with some of those answers I think that will move the dialogue".
Ballistic missile defense will likely provide the fireworks for the week's finale - Mr. Bush's first summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Poland. Mr. Bush hopes to ease Putin's fears that it would render Russia's defense network, obsolete.
What Russia AND Europe want to see, are signs that Bush is not only seeking their advice, but will actually LISTEN to it. Kimberly Dozier.. cBS News.
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Negotiations between Comair airlines and its striking pilots will resume today.
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It is the first bargaining session in almost a month as the two sides try to settle the strike that has grounded the airline since March 26th.
A federal mediator will negotiate with both sides for the next three days in Washington.
The pilots want higher pay and better benefits.
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In Virginia, Comair serves airports in Roanoke, Charlottesville, and Hampton Roads.

[Jefferson-Forest]


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The mold problem that shut down Jefferson Forest High School earlier this year is not the ONLY problem facing the school.
But officials are working to correct things, and last night they told about 150 parents, students and teachers what was being done.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
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[IN Q=The good news]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Owen/IMEC Engineers; :22]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Susan Blevins/Microbiologist; :40]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Cree/Jefferson Forest Biology Teacher; 1:04]
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(( The good news: just 25 percent of the classrooms at Jefferson Forest High School have some sort of mold problem.. the bad news: the remaining 75 percent are so badly ventilated they too are capable of making students physically ill.
The poor ventilation not only promotes the growth of unhealthy bacteria like stachybotrys, it also produces high levels of carbon dioxide.
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((JOHN OWEN/IMEC ENGINEERS: THE RESULT OF THAT IS.. ..CO2 ELEVATION.))
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[OUT Q=CO2 elevation.]


Engineers have been testing, cleaning and removing contaminated material from the building since it closed in April.
[SOT 19:58:58 #1]

((DR. SUSAN BLEVINS/MICROBIOLOGIST: 83 PERCENT WILL BE EFFECTIVELY RETURNED TO LEVELS AFTER CLEANING AND REMOVING OF CEILING TILES. SO THAT'S NOT EXTENSIVE CONTAMINATION BY ANY MEANS.))
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[OUT Q=by any means.]


Scientists say the solution is ventilation.. 1-point-6 million dollars is being spent to clean the building and install new ventilation and dehumidifying units.
Some were satisfied with the presentation.. others were not.
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((SHARON CREE/JFHS BIOLOGY TEACHER: I THINK THEY'VE GOT A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING.. ..CLEANING THAT THEY'RE DOING.))
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[OUT Q=that they're doing.]
[SOT 20:59:37 #2]

((ALAN DRUSCHITZ/PARENT: THEY REALLY HAVEN'T PROVEN THEY KNOW WHAT THE CAUSE IS. WITHOUT KNOWING THE CAUSE, YOU CAN'T SOLVE THE PROBLEM.))
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[OUT Q=solve the problem.]


Copies of the test results have been made public, along with the administration's timetable to fix the problem and get students back in class this fall.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Up next, tropical storm Allison leaves Texas with a billion dollar cleanup bill,
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and 25 people are missing and many are feared dead after floods hit China.
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[11Franklin-Layoffs]


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Layoffs at Lane Furniture are hitting a Franklin County couple particularly hard.
They both have cancer ... and now, fear losing their health insurance.
Marya Jones has more.
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(( Douglas Hancock found out in December that he had leukemia.
His wife, Sally, learned last month that she had breast cancer.
Then, last week, their luck got worse: Doug found out he would be losing his job as a truck driver at Rocky Mount's Lane Furniture plant.
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[SOT 14:24:32 - :35]

((DOUG HANCOCK: WHEN YOU'RE LUCK STARTS GOING DOWN, IT DON'T EVER COME BACK UP.)) [RUNS:03]
They can no longer count on the health insurance that has helped them both fight cancer.
They can extend their insurance 18 months... for 470- DOLLARS a month ... while Doug looks for a new job.
But there's no guarantee of health coverage if he gets one.
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[SOT 13:34:09 - :20]

((SALLY HANCOCK: FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND FROM THE NURSE AT LANE, IT WOULD HAVE TO BE 11 YEARS REMISSION BEFORE AN INSURANCE CO WOULD PICK YOU UP IF YOU HAVE CANCER.)) [RUNS:11]
Layoffs of the plant's more than 500 employees are expected to begin August 5th.
Rocky Mount and Franklin County officials say they're trying to replace the jobs and are talking to a company now about bringing in a "significant" number of jobs.
The Hancocks are counting on their luck to change... and their health with it.
Marya Jones, News-7, Franklin County.))

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Mother Nature's turned deadly in China--
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Weekend flooding has left at least 25 people dead or missing.
While many residents have been evacuated, others remain trapped by the floodwaters.
Officials estimate damage at close to 64- million U-S dollars.
Torrential rains led to landslides and the destruction of crops.
Roads, telecommunications and water systems also took a serious hit.
The flooded province is a major economic center for the country.
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Meanwhile, the remnants of Tropical Storm Allison caused more than a BILLION- dollars worth of damage in Texas.


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[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]


The weather's just now starting to cooperate with residents as they attempt to clean up from nearly three feet of rain.
[SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL;]


In Florida, more than a foot of rain fell near Tallahassee yesterday.
Rescuers had to evacuate some residents by boat.
Raging currents knocked down trees, sometimes through the roofs of homes.
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[SOT 3:17:26 ]
[IN Q=I got up]

((LESTER SCARBOROUGH/EVACUATED RESIDENT: I GOT UP, GOT MY WIFE UP..WE TRIED TO STOP THE WATER COMING THROUGH THE DOOR.
WE CUT THE POWER OFF, GOT THE FLASHLIGHT, GOT THE DOGS...AND WAITED IN THE YARD.))
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[OUT Q=waited in the yard.]
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The floodwaters may have also killed a man, who's missing after being trapped inside his car.
There are also confirmed reports of two funnel clouds touching down just north of Tallahassee.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was down 99 points.

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Nasdaq has dropped 49 points.


(x=up y=down)

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next on the newscast, a Virginia native says he is ready to return to the N-B-A,
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and we'll see what the city is doing to clean up the streets of Roanoke.
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[S-AVS]


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The Avalanche took on Potomac last night. The All star game fast approaches, and the Cannons would PLAY like stars.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Cannons vs. Avalanche; :00]


We pick it up in the top of the first. Salem pitcher Ryan Price tosses the wild pitch, and that allows the Cannons' Ramon (CARVE-uh-yal) Carvajal to score from third.
It's 1-zip.
[SUPER=37-Potomac/11/Salem/1;]


After another Potomac run scores, we go to the third inning.
Johnny Hernandez pops one into the gap in right center.
(CARVE-uh-yal) Carvajal and Sean Shoemacher come on down, 4-nothing.
The Cannons score 4 through three, and go on to dominate the Avs, 11 to 1.
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The Atlanta Braves entered Toronto's SkyDome last night with a chance to cut into Philadelphia's lead in the National League East.
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Instead they ended up giving the Blues Jays an inter-league win.
In the top of the sixth, the Braves' Brian Jordan caps a three- run inning with this two- run blast, and it's 3-2 Braves.
But Atlanta's defense falls apart in the bottom half of the inning with three fielding errors
[SUPER=35-Toronto/9/Atlanta/4;]

that allows three Toronto runners to score.
Two infielders are off the mark. Then pitcher Jason Marquis can't make the easy play.
Leo Mazone and pitcher Mike Remin-linger in a heated exchange in the dugout. Blue Jays cruise 9-4.
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The N-B-A finals resume tomorrow night in Philadelphia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/NBC; :00]


The L-A Lakers lead the series two games to one. But with the series moving back to their home court, the sixers are optimistic.
Though he has been out since he fractured his foot in mid-May during the eastern conference semifinals, Roanoke's George Lynch says he will play in game four.
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The Roanoke Steam has lost an integral part of its defense-- maybe for the rest of the season.
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Former Virginia Tech defensive back Loren Johnson severely sprained the top of his right foot in last Friday's loss to Louisville.
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Jerry is hopeful Johnson will return for the final two games.
Johnson wants to return in two weeks for the Steam's meeting with Tennessee Valley.
Until then, Johnson is sharing his knowledge with his replacement Cory Clark.
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[OUT Q=as much as I can]
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The Steam hosts Greensboro Friday night.

[Sidewalk-Swe]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Downtown Roanoke Incorporated unveiled a new sidewalk cleaning machine today at the Roanoke City Farmers Market.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The machine called, "Big Lick" will be used exclusively in the Downtown Service District, particularly around the City Market area.
The cost is over twenty-one thousand dollars.
The name and logo of Big Lick came about when students at Patrick Henry High School were challenged to come up with a name and logo.
Big Lick sucks up garbage and then pulverizes it before it is deposited into a garbage bag.
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[SOT:23:36:53]
[IN Q=We feel that it'll]

((KENNETH KING/STREETS AND TRAFFIC MANAGER; WE FEEL THAT IT'LL INCREASE OUR PRODUCTIVITY AND EFFICIENCY. IT IS THE FIRST DEVICE THAT WE HAVE FELT VERY COMFORTABLE WITH IN TERMS OF BEING SAFE FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE AROUND THE MACHINE.))
[SUPER=01-Kenneth King/Streets and Traffic Manager]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=that are around the machine.]
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The "Big Lick" machine will operate Monday through Friday during normal business hours.
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