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Coming up on News 7
One big tech company is laying off thousands.
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[VO-NAT]


These teens survived a church van crash.. Tonight we'll see how they're doing.
One Roanoke tourist attraction goes exploring for cash ... and gets it.
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[Anchor=Jean]


Plus the latest on those lights in the sky so many people saw.
News 7 is next.

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[SOT 16:28:46]
[IN Q=People are]

((PEOPLE ARE SO GREAT TO ME AND I JUST WANT TO THANK THEM FOR ALL THEIR PRAYERS.))
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[OUT Q=all their prayers.]
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[VO-NAT]

Weeks after being thrown from their church van-- Mirela (Diz-dare-ivick) Dizdarevic and Ben Wheeler are on the mend in Roanoke.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.

[Church-Van]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[***ANCHOR TAG***] The families of both teenagers say prayer made all the difference in their children's recovery. Earlier today-- we visited both teenagers to find out how they're progressing. Here's Teresa Hamilton.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=03-Randolph Co., NC/July 1; :10]
[SUPER=01-Mirela Dizdarevic/Accident Survivor; :20]
[SUPER=01-Joe Wheeler/Ben's Father; :57]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; ]
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[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.]
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[sot 16:36:44]
[in q= If you ]

(( IF YOU NEED ANYTHING, CALL ME.))
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[OUT Q= anything, call me.]

Mirela Dizdarevic says she's overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and concern she continues to receive. The 19- year old was asleep when the Virginia Heights church van blew a tire and flipped near Greensboro... leaving Mirela with a broken back.

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[sot 16:30:09]
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((I KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT CARE ABOUT ME AND THAT HELPS ME.))
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[OUT Q= that helps me.]


Mirela says one of the hardest parts has been dealing with the death of Jessika Lewis, who was also thrown from the van. At times like that, she leans on her parents and focuses on the future. Mirela, who moved here with her family from Bosnia four years ago, will attend Roanoke College.
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[sot 16:31:02]

((I'M GOING TO MAJOR IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, I'M GOING TO BE A LAWYER AND JUST HAVE FUN WITH LIFE.))
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[OUT Q= fun with life.]


Ben Wheeler and his family are also looking forward to moving on.

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[sot 16:48:58]
[in q= He's a pretty]

((HE'S A PRETTY GOOD BASEBALL PLAYER, AND, OF COURSE, I'M HIS FATHER AND GOING TO BRAG ON HIM AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY.))
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[OUT Q= every opportunity.]


The 16- year old suffered head trauma, a broken heel and deep cuts on his back.
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[sot 16:49:48]
[IN Q= We're not ]

((JOE WHEELER/BEN'S FATHER: WE'RE NOT GOING TO WORRY A WHOLE LOT ABOUT HIS JUNIOR YEAR, THERE'S SO MUCH OUT THERE WE DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN, SO WE'LL GET HIM HEALED, HEALED UP, COME HIS SENIOR YEAR, LOOK OUT.))
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[out q=senior year, look out.]

Ben has months of rehab ahead but is expected to leave Roanoke Memorial on Friday-- His father calls it a miracle.
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[sot 16:53:07]
[in q= I don't know]

((I DON'T KNOW HOW TO PUT IT IN WORDS, THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND PRAYERS, IT'S JUST BEEN OVERWHELMING, OVERWHELMING.))


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[OUT Q= overwhelming, overwhelming.]

Support that continues to pour in, even come from complete strangers. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))
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[anchor=Jean]
[SS=None]

Helen Vandergrift was also thrown from the van and remains in a North Carolina hospital.


[Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Officials say Rubatex could cut more than 80 jobs in Bedford.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape]


An R-B-X spokesman says the company is trying to operate more efficiently as it works its way out of bankruptcy.


That means Bedford's extrusion operation could move to Arkansas or North Carolina.
The company has spoken with union leaders about the plan... there's no word as to when a decision will be made.


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[economy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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More bad news for the economy.
Telecommunications giant Lucent Technologies is making major job cuts.
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[VO-NAT 11]


Lucent today cited poor job earnings and announced it's cutting 20-thousand jobs.
It's stock is down 90 percent in 16 months- now worth 140 billion less than a year ago.
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[SOT]

((MIKE HOLLAND/HOLLAND & COMPANY LLC; 140 WITH A B.. YEAH THIS IS AN ENORMOUS STORY. THIS REPRESENTS THE WORST OF THE CARNAGE IN THE STOCK MARKET.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Holland/Holland & Company LLC;]
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[OUT Q=in the stock market.]
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[VO-NAT 12.5]


Colgate Palmolive, Texas Instruments, Exxon Mobil... all had profit shortfalls- and people are selling- the best hope may now be the income tax rebates Uncle Sam is sending out.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The last time]

((AL GOLDMAN/A. G. EDWARDS; THE LAST TIME UNCLE SAM GAVE US SOME MONEY WAS 1975 AND IT HAD A VERY DRAMATIC IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY.))
[SUPER=01-Al Goldman/A. G. Edwards;]
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[OUT Q=on the economy.]
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[Vo-Nat 08 plus pad]
Wal-mart among others is banking on it. It'll cash the rebate checks for no charge hoping the money never leaves the story.
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[Social-Security]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Speaking of money... a report out today says Social Security is in BIG trouble.
But tonight the co-chair of the President's commission that issued the report says he "went too far" in declaring the system "broken."
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[VO-NAT 13.5]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


President Bush wants Americans to have the option of investing some of their social security money.
But on Capitol Hill.. a protest of that.
and at least one Democrat says the White House is trying to create a crisis.
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[SOT 20:09:37 ]
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((REP. RICHARD GEPHARDT/HOUSE MINORITY LEADER: THESE LATEST SCARE TACTICS ARE PART OF A 66 YEAR DRIVE TO GUT SOCIAL SECURITY AND LET PEOPLE FEND FOR THEMSELVES.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Richard Gephardt/House Minority Leader;]
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[OUT Q=FEND FOR THEMSELVES. ]
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[VO-NAT 05.5]


Some workers disagree saying Americans should control their own accounts.
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((DARRELL SHIDELER/WORKER: I THINK AMERICANS CAN PROBABLY HANDLE THEIR OWN FUNDS AND INVESTMENT BUT FOR A LARGE PROPORTION OF THEM THEY NEED TO BE EDUCATED IN AN APPROPRIATE FASHION SO THEY CAN INVEST IN AN APPROPRIATE MANNER.))
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[vo-nat 06 plus pad]
The panel is expected to make recommendations on how to fix social security later this year.
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[Meteor]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Astronomers are trying to figure out exactly what it was that people saw lighting up the sky last night.. from Virginia to New York State.
Some believe it was a meteor-
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People in Buffalo New York say they definitely saw something.
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[SOT 15:37:17]
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((IT WAS THE SAME TYPE OF BRIGHT LIGHT LONG TAILED FIREBALL METEOR THAT YOU SEE IN THE MOVIES.)) ((IT CAME RIGHT FROM THAT WAY AND IT WAS A BLACK BALL IN THE FRONT AND JUST A FLAME COMING OUT THE BACK. THE FLAME WAS REALLY LONG AND IT JUST LOOKED LIKE A FLAME COMING OUT OF AN F-16.))
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[OUT Q=coming out of an F-16.]
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In Central Pennsylvania.. witnesses reported seeing a big scorch mark left in a cornfield-
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[SOT 15:37:49]
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((JACK MACK/ASTRONOMER; THE WHOLE THING WAS PROBABLY OVER BEFORE IT EVEN REACHED THE GROUND. THE THING IS IT CAME AND SOMETHING WOULD HAVE HIT THE GROUND, POSSIBLY JUST A LITTLE RAIN OF TINY PEBBLES.))
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[OUT Q=OF TINY PEBBLES.]
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While no one was hurt, Mack says those rocks can be dangerous.
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((MACK: ROCKS COMING IN AT A HIGH SPEED..EVEN 100 MILES AN HOUR THEY ARE STOPPING THE SPEED WHEN THEY GET TO LOWER PARTS OF THE ATMOSPHERE... PLENTY TO DO A LOT OF HARM SO YOU DON'T WANT TO CATCH ONE.))
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[OUT Q=WANT TO CATCH ONE.]
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[Anchor=Jean]
[SS=None]


A spokesman for the U-S Naval Observatory suggests the streak was probably a natural phenomenon known as a fireball, where the Earth collides with a space rock.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Some call it a victory for common sense... others say it erodes the wall of separation between church and state. Either way, Virginia schools must continue their daily moment of silence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./July 5, 2000;]

A federal Appeals Court today upheld a Virginia statute that establishes a minute of silence in the classroom. The challenge was brought by several students and their parents who argued that the observation violated the First Amendment by encouraging prayer. The Commonwealth maintained the statute was designed to allow students to use the moment of silence in any way they chose, including... but not limited to prayer.
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[Summer-Education]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC44:06]
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Some low income kids are climbing to success thanks to a program called Jacob's Ladder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham]


It's a summer enrichment program designed to help academically gifted, at-risk children in grades four to eight.
Jacob's Ladder prepares students not only academically but also teaches them about character and leadership.
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[SOT 45:01]
[IN Q=Its easy to make friends]

((ADENA DANNOUF/STUDENT: ITS EASY TO MAKE FRIENDS HERE BECAUSE WE'RE ALL ALIKE IN DIFFERENT WAYS AND YET EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT SO ITS NOT JUST BEING AROUND THE SAME EXACT PEOPLE SO THERE'S A LOT OF DIVERSITY.))
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[OUT Q=a lot of diversity]
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[VO-NAT]


The program takes place at Chatham Hall and serves kids from all over Virginia and North Carolina.
According to the camp's director, all the kids who have graduated from the program have gone on to some form of higher education.
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[College-Prep]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Some students from Texas are taking advantage of the Virginia Tech campus. Today a group of eight from a charter school in Houston, tackled lab experiments as part of chemistry studies. The kids are spending ten-days learning about geology, veterinary medicine and psychology. The program's designed to expose rising juniors and seniors to college level courses. Organizers say the program is one of 10-equal opportunity efforts Virginia Tech is undertaking.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Still ahead on News 7, more trouble over tires.
Now some replacement tires are coming under fire.
We'll have the latest.
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[VO-NAT]


And from Virginia to Florida, concern grows over the West Nile Virus.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hi folks]
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[OUT Q=later in the newscast]

((HI FOLKS THIS IS DENISE ALLEN IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS OFFICE. THE AVALANCHE HAS THE KEY TO FREDERICK. DOT BOLLING IS LOOKING FOR A LUCKY SEVEN AT THE CITY-COUNTY GOLF TOURNAMENT. AND THE MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY IS STAYING A CUT ABOVE THE REST BY TUNNELING UNDERGROUND. THOSE STORIES AND MORE LATER IN THE NEWSCAST.))

[West-Nile]


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A dead crow contaminated with the potentially deadly West Nile Virus has been found in Alexandria.
A Washington television station reports authorities found the crow earlier this month.
The problem may be more widespread in Florida-- a man there may have contracted illness.
Mark Strassman reports.
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[SOT 18:41:31]
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[***SUPERS ON TAPE***]
[RUNS=1:31 QUICK OUT!!!!!]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Tallahassee]

(( In Florida today, every dead bird is suspect -- a potential carrier of the West Nile virus -- and in this state lab, so far, EIGHTEEN birds have tested POSITIVE.
In people, this mysterious virus can cause encephalitis, a brain swelling that's potentially FATAL.
At this Florida hospital, doctors believe they're treating the state's first West Nile victim, an unidentified elderly man.
((SOT))


"ANYONE WHO HAS ENCEPHALITIS CAN SHUT DOWN BODY FUNCTIONS, STOP BREATHING AT SOME POINT. THIS INDIVIDUAL SUFFERS SOME OF THOSE COMPLICATIONS."
West Nile spreads from mosquitoes feeding off wild birds that carry the virus.
In 1999, West Nile first broke out in New York City. Since then, it has killed ten Americans, and now it has migrated from urban to rural areas..but until today, the disease had not been detected south of the Carolinas.
((SOT))


"IT SHOWS US THAT WE DO LIVE IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY WHERE INFECTIOUS DISEASES FROM AROUND THE WORLD AT TIME CAN MAKE THEIR WAY TO THE UNITED STATES."
Catching the virus remains RARE, and most sufferers notice, at most, flu-like symptoms.
Most at risk: the elderly, Florida's three million people over sixty.
And recent rains keep coaxing more and more mosquitoes to summer here, and Florida has a new public health threat.


((SOT)) (MIAMI RESIDENT)


"THEY'RE BIGGER THAN I HAVE EVER SEEN THEM." ((STANDUP))
WITH STANDING WATER ALL OVER, HEATH OFFICIALS, WORRIED ABOUT MOSQUITOES, HAVE NOW PUT FOURTEEN NORTH FLORIDA COUNTIES ON MEDICAL ALERT.
AND THE VIRUS WILL REMAIN A WORRY HERE THROUGH FALL.
MARK STRASSMANN CBS NEWS, TALLAHASSEE."))


[Firestone]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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The Ford Tire Recall gets a bit more confusing tonight.
One of the replacement tires for the recalled Firetsones is apparently causing some trouble too.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Ford says the 16-inch General Ameri-Star 550- A-S tire is no longer approved as a replacement.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says there have been more than 3-hundred claims of tread separation on the replacement tire.. the same problem as the recalled tires.
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[Anchor=Jean]
[SS=None]


Contintental Tire.. which makes Generals.. says claims are not evidence of a defect.

[Explore-Park]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Roanoke County taxpayers are filling a big hole left by the General Assembly in the Explore Park budget.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Roanoke County's Board of Supervisors voted 4- to- 1 to give Explore Park 300-thousand dollars out of its budget, along with a 250-thousand dollar loan.
The outdoor historic park counted on money from the state.
But funding from the General Assembly dropped from 850-thousand dollars to zero last year.
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[IN Q=It stabilizes]

((ROGER ELLMORE/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: IT STABILIZES THE WHOLE SITUATION..... AS OPPOSED TO ALWAYS HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT OUR FUNDING SITUATION.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Ellmore/Explore Park Executive Director;]
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[OUT Q=our funding situation.]
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[VO-NAT]


One supervisor said county taxpayers should not have to make up for the state's shortfall.
Explore Park says the money from Roanoke County will help keep it running this year, but that it will continue to seek money from other local governments and citizens.
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[Gilmore-Mann]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC1:12:03]
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The artist who compelled Governor Jim Gilmore to call for censorship of what's viewed in "state-supported" museums has a new distinction.
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[VO-NAT :14]


Time Magazine named Lexington photographer Sally Mann "America's Best Photographer" this month.
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


We asked the Governor for his reaction to the honor for an artist whose work he called "lewd, outrageous, and vulgar" last spring.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Well I think Sally Mann's]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WELL I THINK SALLY MANN'S A FINE PHOTOGRAPHER. AND I HAD SOME, OBVIOUSLY, ISSUE WITH JUST A FEW OF HER PICTURES REGARDING CHILDREN. BUT BY AND LARGE, HER WORK IS REALLY RATHER EXTRAORDINARY AND I THINK SHE'S TO BE CONGRATULATED.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
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[OUT Q=think she's to be congratulated.]
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[VO-NAT :12]


NEWS 7 got this response from Sally Mann by e-mail: "I love it. 'Really rather extraordinary' in particular. I wish there was a symbol in e-mail to denote.. utter scorn, don't you?"
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Next on News 7, Roanoke's Y-M-C-A looks for help with a multi-million dollar building project.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll show you a 400 pound piece of heat relief.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[YMCA]


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The Roanoke Valley Y-M-C-A named its new aquatic center today... even though construction hasn't even started yet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The facility will be called the Kirk Family Aquatic Center, honoring the family for its ongoing support of the Y-M-C-A.
The Y is in the midst of a campaign to raise six and a half million dollars for the new building.
Campaign executives say they're already thinking of new programs and activities that will take place in the facility.
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[SOT 14:25:32]
[IN Q=Water is so important]

(( PAM RICKARD/ DIR. OF DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS: WATER IS SO IMPORTANT, NOT ONLY TO OUR KIDS, BUT TO THE AGING POPULATION TOO. WHETHER IT'S EXERCISE OR WATER THERAPY, IT'S SUCH A PRODUCTIVE AND POSITIVE WAY TO BE HEALTHY.))
[SUPER=01-Pam Rickard/Dir. of Development and Communications]
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[OUT Q=positive way to be healthy.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Y's raised three and a half million dollars in the past six months.
Officials hope to break ground next summer.
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[Polar-Bears]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Seems like everyone is trying to cool off these days.
Just imagine if you had to wear your winter coat all summer long.
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[VO-NAT]
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[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Brookfield, IL]


That's why the bears at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois got a special treat today-- a 400 pound block of ice.
They also got smaller blocks with frozen fish in the middle.
They've been chilling out ever since.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=extra point]
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In sports, the Avs finish a four game series with Frederick with a win, after 18 holes four are tied for the lead in the City-County Golf Tournament and the dirt is flying at the Martinsville Speedway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Odessa, TX;]


First the Extra Point.
Rex Morsey of Odessa, Texas, won a million dollars in a Hole-in-One Shoot Out today.
He paid 11 dollars per ball to qualify for the finals.
Rex was awarded one shot from 165 yards on the 18th hole for a million bucks.
He used a seven iron and carries a 10 handicap.
Rex will receive 25 thousand dollars a year over 40 years.
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[S-SALEM]


[ANCHOR=DENISE]
[NEWSCAST=11P]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-99 tc 34:36]
[GRAPHIC=avalanche]


Salem is holding tight to second place in the Southern Division and a wildcard spot in the playoffs.
The Avalanche beat Frederick last night to take three out of four games from the Keys.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs. Keys;]


Part of the ticket sales from last night's game will help John Powers, the taxi driver paralyzed when he was shot during a robbery on April first.
To the action, Salem's Aaron Cook, nearly knocks out Frederick outfielder Ray Cabrera. Cabrera takes the base, but later is replaced with a pinch runner.
The Avalanche defense steps up, Octavio Martinez lines one to first, Garrett Atkins makes the throw to second for the out, Cook covers first to complete the doubleplay.
[super=37-Frederick/1/Salem/2;]


In the bottom of the second, Dan Phillips pulling DH duties, tonight, smacks the first pitch he faces over the left field wall and Salem is a game above 500 with the two to one win.
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[S-Catalanotte]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-94 tc 51:27]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche]


Salem is headed to Myrtle Beach to begin a eight game road trip.
The Pelicans are a close third in the Southern Division threatening the Avalanche's playoff hopes.
One player Salem manager Dave Collins would like to see get hot is outfielder Greg Catalanotte.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


The slugger had a good season in Asheville last year batting 269 with 20 home runs and 75 RBI.
He says he didn't live up to his own expectations in the first half of this season and the second half started with a sore shoulder that kept him out of 10 games.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=you just]
[SUPER=01-Greg Catalanotte/Bats 239, 11 Home Runs;]
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[OUT Q=makes you tough]
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[VO-NAT]


The switchhitter is batting 239 with 11 homeruns this season.
Manager Dave Collins says he's the type of player who can carry a team because he has the power to knock it out of the park.
But Collins says Greg needs to work on consistency.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=he's the kind]
[SUPER=01-Dave Collins/Avalanche Manager;]
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[OUT Q=with that]
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[Anchor=Denise]
[ss=hillcats]


Lynchburg lost to Wilmington last night 7-to-3. The Hillcats host Potomac tonight.

[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-100 tc 39:10]
[GRAPHIC=mlb]


The major league trade deadline is fast approaching and first baseman Andres Galarraga is on the move.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB;]


San Francisco has acquired Galarraga from the Texas Rangers for three minor leaguers.
The 40-year-old Galarraga was hitting .235 with ten homers, and 34 R-B-I in 72 games for the Rangers this season.
Galarraga had played 15 seasons in the National League before signing with the Rangers as a free agent in December.


The move comes a week before the trading deadline with the Giants five and a-half games behind N-L West-leading Arizona.
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[S-M'ville]


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The Martinsville Speedway has tunnel vision.
The track has gone underground to improve its efficiency.
Steve Mason has more.
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[SUPER=01-Clay Campbell/Martinsville Speedway President; :23]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Law/Hanson Pipe & Products; :52]
[SUPER=01-Steve Martin/Steve Martin Trenching; 1:20]
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[S-Results]


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[GRAPHIC=commonwealth games]


The Commonwealth Games Junior Golf Tournament wrapped up this afternoon at Hanging Rock Golf Club.
Gold medal winners were Alan Johnson of Vienna, in the 17-18 boys competition.
Vinton's Andy Foster in the 15-16 year old class, Roanoke's Ryan McKinney took the 13-14 gold and Blacksburg's Justin Ford won the gold in the 11-12 competition.


[S-City]


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Four players sit a top the leader board after 18 holes of the Roanoke Valley Women's Golf Association City-County tournament.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


52 golfers teed off this morning at Countryside.
Marilyn Bussey fired a first round six over 77 and is tied for second place with Valeta (VA-leeta) Pittman.
There is a four way tie for first between JMU bound Meg Davies, Nancy Snodgrass, Holly Updike and Dot Bolling.

Bolling is gunning for her seventh straight City-County title.
The 54 hole event heads to Hanging Rock later today.
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Hidden valley leads the team competition while Countryside is second.

[Santas]


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Christmas came a little early in Denmark this year...
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[SUPER=03-Copenhagen, Denmark]


Hundreds of Santas and elves from more than 14 countries came together to celebrate their occupation this week.
The professional Santas are taking part in the country's annual Santa Claus Convention.
Today they all marched through Copenhagen to Town Hall Square where they gave a special performance. (------------)