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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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Remember baby Henry .. from Radford? We have some good news to report tonight.
One local restaurant is closing... after the parent company goes belly up.
And this may look like a Hollywood Premiere.. but it's a baptism.
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[Anchor=Jean]


We'll have the story.
News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


Kids usually expect to find toys and prizes in cereal boxes.
But more and more often, they're finding hate mail.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=News 7 at Eleven]


Good evening...

[Hate-Food]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
It seems crazy, but it's the latest way hate groups are trying to get their message out-
People are opening up cereal boxes and frozen pizzas to find much more than a meal- they're getting a message of Hate.
Chris (Ca-Morra) reports, Congress is trying to do something about it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-Kraft Foods; 00]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; 15]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Melissa Hart/(R) Pennsylvania; 22]
[SUPER=01-Chris Chmura/Reporting; 1:15]
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[OUT Q=Chris Chmura, Reporting]

((THIS GRAPHIC AND EXPLICIT LITERATURE... PRAISING THE HOLOCAUST, ENCOURAGING THE KILLING OF IMMIGRANTS, AND ATTACKING BLACKS HAS BEEN APPEARING IN THE MOST SURPRISING PLACES... IN FOOD PACKAGING.
MOST OFTEN IN CEREAL AND FROZEN PIZZA BOXES... WHERE IMPRESSIONABLE CHILDREN ARE EASILY EXPOSED TO HATE.
IT'S HAPPENED AT LEAST 80 TIMES.
(SOT-Hart

"A kid who just learns to read, who reads everything he sees gets a hold of this... and what does he see but this, which frighten, scares, and upsets and is clearly something offensive.")
INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THESE OFFENSIVE MATERIALS ARE INSERTED AT GROCERY STORES... BY MEMBERS OF RADICAL GROUPS.


BUT, BECAUSE THE FOOD ITSELF IS NEVER TOUCHED, THIS KIND OF TAMPERING WITH THE PACKAGING OFTEN ISN'T A CRIME.
CURRENTLY, IT'S ONLY ILLEGAL IN 2 STATES.
SO NOW, CONGRESS IS CONSIDERING A PLAN TO ADOPT A NEW FEDERAL LAW OUTLAWING SUCH LEAFLETTING NATIONWIDE.
(SOT-Hart

"It's not as rare as one would hope... and there are enough people out there who want to hurt people in one way or another, that I think we ought to make it something we can prosecute under federal law.")
LAWMAKERS WANT TO STOP THESE CONTROVERSIAL TACTICS BY IMPOSING A HEFTY PENALTIES... FINES UP TO 250-THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND 2 YEARS PRISON TIME FOR OFFENDERS. A POWERFUL PUNISHMENT PROPOSED FOR PUTTING PROPAGANDA IN OUR GROCERIES.
IN WASHINGTON, CHRIS CHMURA REPORTING.))
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[Anchor=Jean]
[SS=None]


The two states that currently regulate these tampering practices are California and New Jersey.


[Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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[TAPE#=01-45 TC12:48]
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The F-B-I and Blacksburg police are looking for a man who robbed a bank this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Authorities say the lone suspect held up the National Bank of Blacksburg on Route-460. A source tells News 7 a "masked man" carrying a gun robbed a teller just before four. Police say he was last seen running toward Columbia Montgomery Regional Hospital. [Pre-Pro]
He's described as a white male with dark hair... about "five- feet- six" to "five- feet- nine" inches tall and weighs about 180 to 200 pounds.
He was wearing a dark blue nylon jogging suit with white stripes.
Anyone with information is asked to call Blacksburg Police or the F-B-I.
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[sears]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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It's that time of year... time when summer thunderstorms hit- and lightning strikes....
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[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL]


In Chicago.. lighting did strike.. it hit the Sears tower.
The storm was caught on tape.
You can see the lighting bolt hitting the top of the Sears tower... one of the world's tallest buildings.
No injuries were reported.
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[OPEC]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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OPEC is cutting back... and that could affect prices on everything from gasoline to lettuce.
The Oil Ministers plan to slash production by about one million barrels a day- beginning September 1st.
It's a a bid to keep the price of crude oil from falling.
That could have a huge impact on the U-S Economy.
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[SOT 14:14:10]
[IN Q=]

((OUR ECONOMY IS BUMPING ALONG NOW AND RUNNING ENERGY PRICES WILL HURT. SURELY OPEC LEADERS UNDERSTAND THAT. I THINK THEY DO.))
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[OUT Q=I think they do.]
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[VO-NAT]


Some analysts say it's just OPEC's way up bumping up oil prices.
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[SOT 14:13:43]
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((OBVIOUSLY IF IT'S AN ATTEMPT TO RUN THE PRICE OF OIL UP WE'LL MAKE OUR OPINIONS VERY CLEAR KNOWING THAT IT'LL HURT THE ECONOMY AND HURT THE MARKETPLACE.))
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=HURT THE MARKETPLACE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bush made the comments after speaking to members of Congress on his recent European trip.
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[NS-Earnings]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-22 TC1:43:51]
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It was the high cost of NATURAL GAS that helped boost Norfolk Southern's earnings-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


N-S reports an 8-percent rise in the second quarter- as "high natural gas" costs increased demand for coal.
The company cites a decline in coal exports and the slowdown of shipments as partial reasons for last year's layoffs.
N-S says its 107- million dollar income was also padded by the sale of oil and gas assets.
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[Spinnakers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rle]
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A restaurant in Valley View Mall will soon be making its last call.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The national chain of Spinnaker's Restaurants is closing its doors after the Nashville-based company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The move means 45 full- and- part time employees will lose their jobs at the Roanoke location, as soon as the restaurant can close its lease with the mall.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Sources say a private company bought the Radford Spinnaker's, and plans to keep that one open.

[Haleos]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAKE VIDEO]

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

Layoffs for some at a Blacksburg fiber optic company may mean opportunity for others. Haleos (HAY-lee-ohss) laid off 22 of its 200 employees yesterday. The company says it's relying more on automated machines. But Haleos officials say they're now hiring experienced engineers to meet the changes.
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[Campaign-Finance]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-32 TC42:28]
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Tighter controls on campaign contributions. That was the message voters had for lawmakers tonight in Roanoke at a public hearing on campaign reform. Teresa Hamilton has more.
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[SUPER=01-Nadine Newcomb/American Assoc. of University Women; :00]
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[SUPER=01-Kathryn Koehler/American Assoc. of University Women; :27]
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((NADINE NEWCOMB/BLACKSBURG RESIDENT: IT'S AN EXCITING THING TO DO AND TO RUN FOR OFFICE, IT SHOULD BE A PLEASURE AND YOU SHOULD FEEL THAT YOU'VE DONE SOMETHING THAT YOU WERE NOT BOUGHT.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q= were not bought.]

87- year old Nadine Newcomb was one of a half dozen residents who came out to urge members of a General Assembly subcommittee to push for campaign finance reform in Virginia. Right now-- on the state level, there is no limit on contributions.
[sot 09:57:13]
[in q=The escalating]

((KATHRYN KOEHLER: THE ESCALATING COST OF ELECTIONS AND LARGE CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS HAS ALIENATED MANY WHO NO LONGER FEEL THAT THEIR VOICES ARE HEARD BY ELECTED OFFICIALS.)) [RUNS10]
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((BRIAN SHEPERD/VOTER: THE PUBLIC PERCEPTION THAT THEIR ELECTED LEGISLATORS ANSWER TO SOMEONE OTHER THAN IT'S CITIZENS CAN NOT BE ALLOWED TO PERSIST IT'S TIME TO PUT LIMITS ON CONTRIBUTIONS TO ELIMINATE THE PERCEPTION THAT LARGE DONORS CAN BUY PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT.)) [runs13]
[out q= preferential treatment.]
This past year... lawmakers did pass measures--- requiring greater disclosure of contributions and civil penalties for

candidates who file incomplete or inaccurate reports. One person, however, argued that at least on the local level-- the paperwork is already too much.
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[sot ]
[i nq= They really take]

((BOB HUNT/VOTER: THEY REALLY TAKE A LOT OF THE FUN OUT OF POLITICS AND I THINK WE NEED TO MAKE IT INTERESTING MAKE IT APPEALING FOR BUSINESS PEOPLE, HOUSEWIVES, TEACHERS, ANYONE WHO WANTS TO GET INVOLVED.)) [runs17]
[OUT Q= to get involved.]

[TAKE SU] This was the first in a series of four public hearings scheduled around the state. The next will be held in Tidewater.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))

[Open-Spaces]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC26:05]
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Democrat Mark Warner says he will dedicate a portion of state taxes to preserving open spaces.
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Warner says Virginia's lost 45 thousand acres of farmland each year over the last ten years.
The Governor and General Assembly had only set aside six million dollars this year to fight that -- and that fell by the wayside in this year's budget impasse.
[SUPER=403-Richmond]


In a capitol news conference today, Warner said North Carolina funds open space preservation at about 60 million dollars a year.
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[SOT 15:54:11]
[IN Q=I think it is candidly a false]

((MARK WARNER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I THINK IT IS CANDIDLY A FALSE CHOICE, THE OLD CHOICE THAT SAID YOU WERE EITHER PRO-ENVIRONMENT OR PRO-ECONOMIC GROWTH. I THINK YOU MUST BE PRO-ENVIRONMENT IF YOU'RE GONNA REALLY ATTRACT THE RIGHT KIND OF ECONOMIC GROWTH. THE RIGHT KIND OF KNOWLEDGE-BASED BUSINESSES.))
[SUPER=401-Mark Warner/(D) Candidate for Governor; ]
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[OUT Q=kind of knowledge-based businesses.]
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[VO-NAT :07]


Warner also wants to make it easier to restore industrial "brownfields" in urban areas of Virginia.
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[Baby-Henry]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=501-10 TC28:30]
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The latest check-up finds a Radford toddler suffering from a rare medical condition doing just fine. But that's not the only reason the family of Henry Moore is breathing a little easier.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/File Tape;]

Henry is the little boy who was born without an immune system and needs a bone marrow transplant. A perfect marrow match would meet all six requirements. Doctors have still NOT found that, however they recently found a five out of six match which would greatly improve Henry's chance of survival with a transplant. This news could not come at a better time for the Moore family.
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[anchor=Jean]
[ss=None]

The couple is expecting a second baby boy in November-- but the child is NOT a perfect marrow match for Henry. However, they do know the new baby does not suffer from the same condition as Henry.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


They've been a fixture in Southside for nearly a century.
Still ahead on News 7, find out why toabcco auctions may soon be history.
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[VO-NAT]


And after a tense week, Sicily's Mount Etna finally starts to quiet down.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[IN Q="Hey folks...]
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[OUT Q=...THE BIG 7"]

((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Lynchburg Hillcats snap their four game losing streak tonight.
Randy Moss break the bank in Minnesota with the NFL's richest deal.

Roanoke Williams' Twins - Ramon and Damon are head to the VMI hall. We'll get up to speed on the leaderboard after two rounds of the women's City County

and check on testing at Brickyard tonight on the Big 7.))[Mt-Etna]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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A top Italian government official has flown over Mount Etna to inspect the erupting volcano and says the situation is under control - but you'd never know it from the pictures.
Kimberly Dozier has the story.
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[SOT 14:45:22]
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[SUPER=03-Near Catania, Italy; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kimberly Dozier/Reporting; 1:05]
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[OUT Q=CBS News.]

((It appears the danger may have passed - at least for now - for those living in the shadow of Mount Etna, Europe's highest and most active volcano. Lava has rumbled down the mountainside for more than a week...spewing magma and ash hundreds of feet into the sky, ripping the air with explosive force. But now, two fractures in the mountainside have yawned wider, releasing much of the pent-up pressure. The tremors have continued, but geologists say...it seems the volcano is more stable. The Italian government had declared a state of emergency, and crews have been working round the clock, building earthworks to divert the lava flow. So far, people and their homes have escaped the molten wrath. Their farming fields...and the country's tourism industry, have been less lucky. Mount Etna towers ten thousand feet above Sicily, an island off the tip of Italy. Over the years, scientists have been fascinated with the unpredictable volcano, with the predictable habit of blowing its top- its last major eruption was in 1992. Officials believe the mountain has done its worst, this time round, but warn it's not over...yet. Kimberly Dozier, CBS News.))

[Concorde]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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It's been one year since the Concorde jet crashed-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gonesse, France]


Today a memorial to the 113 victims of that crash.
Family members and friends held hands in silence....
More than 250 people tossed flowers onto the site.. now paved in concrete.. where the jet crashed into a hotel last year.
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[Pitts-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC25:22]
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It took rescue crews abou 20 minutes to free a woman from a Pittsylvania County accident.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


State troopers say the wreck happened just before six tonight on Mountain View Road.
The woman was trapped when her car rolled over, but she was not seriously injured.
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[Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC36:52]
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Tobacco farmers wonder if a way of life is coming to an end.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Today marked the first time tobacco companies bypassed the auction system by buying directly from growers.
Supporters say a contract system will provide a fair price and save farmers money by eliminating warehouse fees.
Critics fear the system will leave farmers at the mercy of big tobacco.
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[IN Q=They're going to tell what it]

((JERRY CRADDOCK/TOBACCO FARMER: THEY'RE GOING TO TELL WHAT IT GRADES AND WHAT IT BRINGS RIGHT THERE. THAT'S JUST THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE COMPANY. THIS WAY YOU HAVE THE GOVERNMENT IN IT GRADING IT FOR YOU, THEY TRY TO KEEP IT 1/2 WAY STRAIGHT.)) ((BOBBY WILKERSON/TOBACCO FARMER: ITS JUST SOMETHING THAT'S COME ABOUT THAT WE SAW AS AN OPPORTUNITY THAT WE HAD TO DO IT. THIS IS HOW THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY IS LEADING RIGHT NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Craddock/Tobacco Farmer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Wilkerson/Contract Tobacco Farmer; :13]
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[OUT Q=is leading right now]
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[VO-NAT]


More than seventy five percent of growers decided to go with the contract system this year.
As a result, only two auction warehouses remain open in Danville.
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[Biomed]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC1:07:18]
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Carilion Biomedical Institute may not even be built yet, but it's already turning out products.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


C-B-I's President said today three new ones will hit the market by year's end.
One, designed at a local college, is a walker with a sensor that will prevent patients from running into walls.
All those new products need to be patented, and that business is being done in the New River Valley.
Two attorneys there have been hired to take care of that.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=IT IS A CUTTING EDGE]

((MIKE DRZAL/ATTORNEY; IT IS A CUTTING EDGE WAY TO BRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF BUSINESS INTO THIS AREA WHICH IS BASED ON PATENTS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND KNOWLEDGE BASED INDUSTRY.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Drzal/Attorney]
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[OUT Q=based industry.]
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[VO-NAT]


Plans for the Biomedical Institute have expanded... it's now a 250 million dollar, 110 acre project that will stretch from Roanoke Memorial to Community Hospital.
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[Egg-Factory]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=kle]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC45:02]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The egg factory in Roanoke is hatching its first product -- but its not what what it sounds like.
It's called the Tech-Mat-- an indoor doormat that removes dirt and moisture from your shoes before you enter the room.
[SOT 02:18:40]
[IN Q=its the first and its]

((JIM BARNEY/MARKETING CONSULTANT FOR EGG COMPANY: IT'S THE FIRST AND IT'S VERY VERY SUCCESSFUL. IT'S GIVEN US THE CONFIDENCE, ABILITY, AND THE FUNDING TO CONTINUE WITH OUR OTHER IDEAS. IT'S PROVEN THE BUSINESS CONCEPT OF THE EGG FACTORY.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Barney/Marketing Consultant for the Egg Company]
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[OUT Q=of the egg factory]
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[VO-NAT]


The Egg Factory invents new products that will be sold or licensed to Fortune 500 companies.
Factory executives say they hope the tech-mat will be on the market in a year -
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Chimps using cell phones-- it's not a scene from Planet of the Apes, it's real life.
We'll explain next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And get a look at the baptism that turned into a national event.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Celine]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


She is a pop diva.. but today Celine Dion was just being a mom-
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[VO-NAT 14:27:40]
[SUPER=03-Montreal, Canada]


Dion baptized her six month old son Rene Charles at a private Catholic Ceremony-
but on the way in... it looked more like a Hollywood premiere.
Dion and her husband arrived at the Notre Dame Basilica in a limosine... the arrival was broadcast on national T-V.
Some 250 friends and family members attended the baptism-
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[Monkey-Phone]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=twa]
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Workers at a safari in Scotland had a few problems when one of the chimps decided to reach out and touch someone.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Stirling, Scotland]


Workers at Blair Drummond Safari Park were getting up to a dozen prank phone calls in the wee hours in the morning.
It turned out the prankster was just monkeying around.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=At first I thought]
[SUPER=01-David Bush/Warden]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=quite vocal sometimes.]
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[VO-NAT]


Eleven-year old Chippy stole a cell phone from one of the park's attendants and hid it for his own use.
Copying the way he had seen humans use the devices the chimpanzee managed to call several numbers stored in its memory.
Unfortunately for Chippy once the staff at figured out what was going on they quickly confiscated the phone.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-100 3955TC & extra]
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The Hillcats break out of their slump and get a win tonight. We've got the start times for UVa's first three gridiron contests this season. Plus, Ramon and Damon are in the hall, and Valeta's in the lead.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

And Randy's in the money. This afternoon Randy Moss became the NFL's highest paid player as he inked an 8 year contract extension worth $75 million dollars. The 24 year old former Marshall University star will get $18 million dollars up front as a signing bonus.
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[go to break]


[S-Hillcats]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-104 1846tc]
[GRAPHIC=HILLCATS]


The Lynchburg Hillcats came into last night having lost four straight games. Last night they got a fresh opponent in the Potomac Cannons, one of the teams chasing them in the Northern Division standings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]

A little windy in the Hill City last night and as a result some of the fly balls would travel a bit deeper than usual.
In the first inning, Ryan Ledden looking for his 8th win of the season facing Dallas Pollero. Pollero with the nice rip, but the 'Cats defense is tough and makes the double play look easy. Now in the top of the 2nd, one man on, and Potomac's Roddy Criar catches the wind as this one sails deep over left field. The two run shot makes it 2-to-nothing Cannons. Lynchburg's Chris Combs wasn't impressed. He hits this bomb over the right field wall, for his 8th homer of the year.

[super=37-Potomac/4/Lynchburg/6;]

Two runs come in to tie the score. The Hillcats get back track winning 6-to-4.
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[S-Trade]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-105 ]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


A former local star is on the move tonight in the Big leagues.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]

A three way trade today has sent former Danville Brave Jermaine Dye to the west coast. Dye leaves the Kansas City Royals to bolster the Oakland A's roster. The A's in turn send three prospects to Colorado who in exchange send shortstop Neifi Perez. to the Royals. Dye has 13 homers this season for KC.
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[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA FB]

The Virginia Cavaliers first year of football under Al Groh will likely be determined by how well the Cavs play in their first three games of the season.
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[GO TO PINNACLE PAGE] The start times for those three contests were released this afternoon. The Eddie Robinson Classic battle with Wisconsin on August 25th kicks off at two eastern. The following Saturday Richmond invades Scott Stadium for an unusual 4:30 kickoff. Then on Thursday night September 13th, UVa welcomes Penn State to town for an ESPN battle that kicks off at 7:30.
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[S-VMI]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-103 17:26]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]


Six former VMI greats are headed to the school's hall of fame.
At the top of this year's class are none other than Roanoke's own Ramon and Damon Williams.
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The twins, who attended William Fleming, combined for three thousand, 252 points in fours years at VMI.
Both were all Southern Conference team selections multiple times and are among the highest twin brother scoring duos in NCAA history.
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Ramon is out of town and Damon is running the twins annual basketball camp at Addison. Ramon scored 8 more points than Damon and although the honor is nice, Damon still has a beef with the statistician who recorded their final VMI point totals.
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The other inductees are track star Greg Hatchett and Mario Small. Swimmer Mark Roltch, and football standout and Lynchburg native Jeff Morgan. Morgan was also vice president of the Keydet club before dying in a plane crash last April. The formal induction will take place on Friday September 7th. The athletes also will be recognized at halftime of the William & Mary football game on September 8th.

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For the first time in a decade the women's City County golf championship here in Roanoke is anything but the "Dot Bolling Invitational." Roy Stanley says with 36 of the 54 holes now completed - the heat is on Dot to get Hot!
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((After the first round at Countryside, Bolling shared the lead with 3 others, Meg Davies, who's headed to James Madison on a golf scholarship, Holly Updike and Nancy Snodgrass.)) ((DOT BOLLING/SHOT 77 AT HANGING ROCK:)) ((Bolling has never been one to shy away from a challenge. However, there are several golfers in the hunt.
And after the second round at Hanging Rock, Valetta Pittman came from second place to take the lead by 2 strokes at 151.)) ((VALETA PITTMAN/RVGA SECOND ROUND LEADER:)) ((Davies is near the top of that leader board. After an 8 on the first hole at Hanging Rock, She finished the round with a 78 for third place at 154, three shots off the lead.)) ((MEG DAVIES/SHOT 78 AT HANGING ROCK:)) ((ROY STANDUP:))
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Hidden Valley is the team leader at 631, Countryside is second and The Roanoke Country Club is third.










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27 drivers and 46 cars gave the Indianapolis Motor Speedway a workout last day in practice for the August 5th Brickyard 400.
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Current co-leader in the points Dale Jarrett was very relaxed yesterday. He was 8th fastest. Defending points champion Bobby Labonte was 24th quickest yesterday. Indiana native Tony Stewart, Labonte's teammate was expected to shine but he was just 29th fastest almost 7 miles an hour slower than today's fastest tester Jeremy Mayfield. (------------)