[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


How to prevent accidents on the Interstate? We'll hear what some truckers are saying.
Did you know there may not be carrots in your carrot cake? One group fights back on food labeling.
Plus one survivor takes it all off for Playboy...
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[Anchor=Jean]


News 7 is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]



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[VO-NAT]


They're often blamed for causing accidents.
Today, professional truck drivers are hoping to teach other drivers a lesson about sharing the road.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening...

[Truckers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC23:22]
[GRAPHIC=highway Safety]


Truck drivers put on a demonstration in Roanoke County today to help other motorists maneuver now that more and more trucks are on I-81.
Marya Jones reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Fed Ex driver]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Don Nehring/Truck Driver; :36]
[SUPER=@Marya1; :52]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Roanoke County.]

(( Fed Ex driver Don Nehring (NEAR-ing) has spent 28 years and driven more than 2-million miles without an accident.
Now, he travels around the country, teaching motorists how to share the road more safely with an increasing number of tractor-trailers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT covered 8:59 - :9:07]

(( SEE, THIS IS THE BLIND SPOT I WAS TALKING ABOUT, SEE THESE PEOPLE COMING IN FROM THE RIGHT? HE'S GOT A BIG VEHICLE, BUT YOU CAN SNEAK ONE IN IN A SITUATION JUST LIKE THAT. )) [RUNS:08]
The American Trucking Association estimates that 71-percent of all fatalities involving both trucks and cars are initiated by car drivers.
In Virginia last year, there were 110 fatal crashes involving trucks.
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[SOT 12:39 - :52]

((DON NEHRING/TRUCK DRIVER: IF I COULD TAKE ONE THING AND TEACH THE MOTORING PUBLIC... IF THEY CANNOT SEE THE DRIVER ON EITHER SIDE OF THE TRUCK, HE CANNOT SEE THEM. IF THEY ARE IN THAT POSITION, THEY ARE IN A BLIND SPOT FOR ME. )) [RUNS:12]
(///// SOT /////)

[SU 37:09 - :23] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: THE BLIND SPOTS FOR THESE TRUCKS ARE SO VAST THAT THE DRIVER OF THIS TRUCK ACTUALLY WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO SEE THIS SCHOOL BUS. THAT'S WHY TRUCKERS ARE REMINDING MOTORISTS OF THIS AREA CALLED THE "NO ZONE," WHERE NO CARS CAN BE SEEN. MORE THAN 35 PERCENT OF ALL FATAL TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS HAPPEN RIGHT HERE.)) [RUNS:14]
Nehring says many could be prevented if motorists just followed the 4-second rule.
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[SOT 13:44 - 14:02]

((DON NEHRING: THE WAY I DO IT IS I FIND A FIXED OBJECT ON THE ROAD LIKE THIS SIGN. WHEN HE GOES BY THAT, I'LL GO 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005. I HAVE A 5-SECOND FOLLOWING DISTANCE. THIS VEHICLE JUST TOOK IT AWAY BY CUTTING IN FRONT OF ME, SO NOW I HAVE TO BACK OFF AGAIN. )) [RUNS:20]
Truckers may own the roads, but they say that by sitting in this cab, motorists can learn a thing or two about sharing it more safely. Marya Jones, News-7, Roanoke County.))

[Wachovia]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC37:58]
[GRAPHIC=Wachovia/First Union]


Wachovia announced today it will sell 38 of its branches if the merger with First Union goes through... nine of those branches are in our area.
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[VO-NAT]


The branches include those at Towers Mall, Franklin Plaza, Crossroads Mall, Cave Spring, 460 East and West Salem.
Other area branches slated for sale include Bedford, Hardy and Chilhowie.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


No buyers have been identified yet, but the company says it's likely that even though ALL of the banks will change hands they will remain open.
Wachovia says once buyers are identified, customers will begin to receive information about the process... but do NOT need to do anything at this time.
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[Vitramon]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC27:13]
[GRAPHIC=Vishay Plant Closing]


A Roanoke company that just last week said it would stay in business... now says it will close.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Vishay Vitramon announced today it will close by the end of March.
Employees say 71 of the plant's 300 workers were laid off today.... more cuts are expected in September and February.
Vishay Vitramon is a multi-billion dollar electronic parts manufacturer.
The company blames the cutbacks on the slow economy.
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[WDBJ-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


The television business is also feeling the effects of the struggling economy.
WDBJ-7 announced a workforce reduction today, including layoffs and early retirement buyouts.
The exact number of employees affected will depend on the number of people accepting early retirement.
General Manager Bob Lee blames the cutbacks on declining national advertising revenue.

[Jamboree-Lightning]


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


Two boy scouts attending the National Jamboree at Virginia's "Fort A-P Hill" were struck by lightning this afternoon.
They're in satisfactory condition at a Fredericksburg hospital.
Their names are not being released.

[Wildfires]


[ANCHOR=11]
[NEWSCAST=Jean]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Wildfires]

Wildfires in Jackson Hole Wyoming are forcing hundreds of people to abandon their homes and hope for the best.
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[VO-NAT 16:53:45]
[SUPER=03-Jackson Hole, WY;]

Jackson Hole is home to some of the most expensive homes in the country.
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[SOT 16:52:32]
[IN Q=Twenty three million]

((TWENTY THREE MILLION DOLLARS IS THE ASKING PRICE FOR SOME OF THESE HOMES SO I'M SURE THEY'RE UPSET, WORRIED.))
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=they're upset, worried.]
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[VO-NAT]

Residents have spent the last day packing up what they can take with them, hoping they are taking unnecessary precautions. Over 150 homes have been evacuated since last night. And 25-hundred acres have been devoured by the fire. Hundreds of firefighters are battling the blaze, and they do think it's containable. Officials are blaming strong winds and dry weather for the severity of the fire.
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[Nutter]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC1:13:01]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


The fights over Virginia's redrawn legislative districts are winding down, but now candidates are gearing up for November's battle to fill those seats.
Tonight, Republicans picked their man to fight for the Seventh district House of Delegates seat. Richard Lesko has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=403-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=401-Dave Nutter/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; :27]
[SUPER=420-Richard Lesko/rlesko*wdbj7.com; :58]
[SUPER=404-File Tape; 1:01 (HOT CHANGE)]
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[OUT Q=RL, N7, Radford.]

((In the end it wasn't even close. At a mass meeting in Radford for seventh district Republicans, Montgomery County resident Dave Nutter won the nomination for the General Assembly. Nutter, the media relations director for Virginia Tech defeated Jim Jones, a man who founded the largest private ambulance service in Virginia, and who made an unsuccessful run for the state Senate in 1999. Nutter says competition was good for the party and his campaign.

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[SOT - 1:55:36]
[NQ=You always wish...]
[OUTQ=really motivated]
[RUNS= 9]

Nutter adds even though he did face republican comptetition for the nomination, the race is now republicans against democrats, and not an internal fight.
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[SOT-10:55:55]
[INQ=We've all known each other]
[OUTQ=as we head on to victory]
[RUNS= 10]

The seventh district includes the City of Radford, and parts of Montgomery and Pulaski Counties. Democrat Benny Keister currently holds the seat but redistricting forced him into the neighboring 6th district. Democrats are sheduled to pick their candidate this weekend
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[SOT - 10:58:16]
[INQ=Whoever that maybe...]
[OUTQ=that's the message I'm going to carry]
[RUNS= 8]

Richard Lesko, News 7, Radford.))

[Nelson-Tourism]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC48:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Summer is the time for camp, but what about camp for your car?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03- Nelson Co.;]

Nelson County is gearing up for Camp Jeep. Thousands are expected to attend. The camp only lasts the weekend but County officials hope the impact lasts much longer.
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[SOT 00:35:31]
[IN Q= The outdoor traveler.]

((FRANKEE LOVE/NELSON CO. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: THE OUTDOOR TRAVELER.. AND THE MEALS.))
[SUPER=01-Frankee Love/Nelson Co. Economic Development]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q= and the meals.]
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[VO-NAT]

This marks the third year that Nelson County has hosted Camp Jeep. And organizers say they would love to come back. County officials say Camp Jeep helps boost tourism and the Nelson County economy.
They say so does parimutuel horse racing and renovations to a 19th century canal and other landmarks.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


The 14-year old who killed his teacher faces a judge's sentence.
Details next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And it's not snow... it's actually an invasion by millions of moths.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Preview]
[GRAPHIC=None]



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[SOT]
[IN Q="Hey folks...]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=...THE BIG 7"]

((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as we check in on the Hokies and Cavs. We'll see what went on at the Big East media day, plus Brian Stinespring and Al Groh were at the Roanoke Valley Sports Club tonight.
Dot Bolling comes from behind to win another city county title.

And Olden Polynice may not be the best choice to fill out your foursome. Details tonight on the Big 7.))[Brazill]


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


He is just fourteen years old, but he could face the rest of his life behind bars.
One by one people took the stand today.... telling a judge what they think Nathaniel Brazill's sentence should be.
As Jennifer Jones reports, Brazill even took the stand-
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-West Palm Beach, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nathaniel Brazill/Convicted Murderer; :08]
[SUPER=01-Phyllis Grunow/Victim's Mother; :28]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Mark Chamberlain/Palm Beach Co. Sheriff's Dept; :49]
[Super=01-Polly Ann Powell/Brazill's Mother; 1:14]
[Super=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=standard outcue.]

((FACING LIFE IN PRISON FOR MURDERING HIS TEACHER, 14 YEAR OLD NATHANIEL BRAZILL TOOK THE STAND AT HIS SENTENCING HEARING. NATHANIEL BRAZILL/CONVICTED MURDERER THE 14 YEAR OLD CONVICTED MURDERER SHOWED LITTLE EMOTION AS FAMILY MEMBERS OF BARRY GRUNOW ASKED THE JUDGE TO KEEP HIM IN A PRISON UNIFORM FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE. PHYLLIS GRUNOW/VICTIM'S MOTHER "THIS WAS NO ACCIDENT. I THINK NATHANIEL SHOULD BE PUNISHED TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW." THERE WAS ALSO DISTURBING TESTIMONY FROM A POLICE OFFICER WHO GUARDED BRAZILL DURING HIS TRIAL. LT. MARK CHAMBERLAIN SAID BRAZILL ONCE ASKED TO RUSH BACK TO JAIL SO HE COULD WATCH A MOVIE ABOUT PRISONERS HIJACKING A PLANE. LT. MARK CHAMBERLAIN/PALM BEACH COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT. "HE SAID NO I'M NOT A THUG, I JUST WANT TO LEARN HOW TO BE A BETTER CRIMINAL AND LEARN HOW TO GET OUT OF HANDCUFFS." IN MAY, JURORS CONVICTED BRAZILL OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER FOR THE SHOOTING DEATH OF HIS TEACHER, BARRY GRUNOW. LAWYERS FOR THE BOY ARGUED IT WAS A HORRIBLE ACCIDENT, DESPITE A SURVEILLANCE VIDEO THAT SHOWED BRAZILL COMMITTING THE MURDER.

BRAZILL'S MOTHER SAYS HER SON DESERVES TO BE PUNISHED... BUT MOTHER ASKED THE JUDGE FOR SOME LENIENCY. Polly Ann Powell/Brazill's mother.))


[Melrose-Murder]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-22 TC1:44:43]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]

Another teenager has been arrested for the armed robbery and related murder in Roanoke about three weeks ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/July 10]

Ryan Fischer was killed and Ben Chastang's car and jewelry were stolen July 10th, though the vehicle was later recovered in Ohio. A 19- year old suspect was charged in Akron last week.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]

Last night Roanoke police charged a 17-year old from Northwest Roanoke with robbery. So far, NO murder charges have been filed in the case.

[Hall]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-39 TC29:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Shawsville man who was shot during a fight with a police officer now faces charges.
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[VO-NAT]

Eric Lee Hall is charged with felony malicious wounding of a law enforcement officer.
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./July 14;]

Authorities say Hall attacked Roanoke County Officer Riley Meador (MED-or) earlier this month after he was pulled over for suspicion of drunken driving. Authorities say Hall grabbed Meador's flashlight and hit him on the head. During the fight, Hall was shot twice and was treated and released from Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Hall says Officer Meador was the aggressor that night. The officer has been on administrative leave. Eric Lee Hall is in custody without bond.
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[Car-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC1:16:02]
[GRAPHIC=Car tax]


A Richmond judge must decide whether Governor Jim Gilmore broke the law -- and whether he should freeze the car tax cut at last year's level.
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[VO-NAT :06]


But the state argued on the Governor's behalf today that the "car tax cut lawsuit" should be thrown out.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They don't like the fact]
[sot tape 15:14:35 ]

((BILL HURD/VIRGINIA SOLICITOR GENERAL: THEY DON'T LIKE THE FACT THAT THE GOVERNOR FOUND A WAY TO HAVE ENOUGH REVENUE TO MEET THE CAR TAX CUT AND DO EVERYTHING ELSE VIRGINIA NEEDED TO.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Hurd/Virginia Solicitor General; ]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=everything else Virginia needed to.]
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


While local Republicans protested outside, lawyers for two state senators and a panel of northern Virginia businessmen made their case against the Gilmore administration.
They says the Governor used "phony numbers" last December, to keep the "car tax cut law trigger" from freezing the tax phase-out.
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[SOT tape 15:20:23 ]
[IN Q=I think that he abused]

((GRAYSON HANES/ATTORNEY: I THINK THAT HE ABUSED HIS DISCRETION AT LEAST. You actually said he used phony numbers. HE DID. HE HAD OTHER NUMBERS WE WILL PROVE THAT HE DID NOT PRESENT TO EITHER THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OR TO THE ADVISORY COUNCIL. Were they inaccurate or simply outdated? OUTDATED AND THEREFORE THEY WERE INACCURATE.))
[SUPER=01-Grayson Hanes/Senators' Attorney; ]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=and therefore they were inaccurate.]
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[Anchor=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


Richmond Circuit Court Judge Theodore Markow asked at one point if the Governor could use a "panel of Ouija board advisors" or use "numbers he pulled out of the sky."
He's expected to rule in a matter of days.
If he allows it to go to trial, that trial would be in October.

[Earley-Bush]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=bmo]
[TAPE#=01-32 TC44:14]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD Car Tax]


While the car tax is argued in court, it's already getting high-level political attention in the race for governor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Washington, DC;]


President Bush invited Republican candidate Mark Earley to the White House today, where the president praised Earley for supporting a complete car tax phase-out next year.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=So it was]

((MARK EARLEY/REP. CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR; SO IT WAS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH THE PRESIDENT, WE APPRECIATE HIS SUPPORT. AS WELL AS THAT OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT WHO WAS THERE AND IT WAS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY AND WE APPRECIATE HIS COMMITMENT TO VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=@Earley;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=commitment to Virginia.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=Campaign 2001]


Democrats see the meeting differently.
The party's state chairman says the White House visit may have made for a great photo-op, but disguises what he calls Earley's contradictory positions on cutting the car tax since it was first proposed.

[tease2]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


What's in your food?
You may be surprised... but that may be changing.
Find out how next.
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[VO-NAT]


And one survivor goes from the outback... to pages of playboy.
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[SOT 20:11:16]
[IN Q=]

((IT WAS A GREAT.. JUST A GREAT EXPERIENCE.))
[RUNS=02]
[OUT Q=A GREAT EXPERIENCE.]
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[VO-NAT]


We'll hear more from Jerri.... when News 7 returns.
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[Food-Labels]


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


Did you know there may not be any blueberries in your blueberry waffles?
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[VO-NAT 3.5]


and there may not be carrots in your carrot cake?
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[SOT14:22:52]

((HERE IS THE BETTY CROCKER STIR N BAKE CARROT CAKE. FROM THE FRONT LABEL YOU'D NEVER GUESS CARROT POWDER IS THE LAST INGREDIENT IN THE LABEL. THERE'S MORE SALT, MORE FOOD DYE THAN CARROTS IN THE PRODUCT.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Jacobsen/Ctr. for Science in the Public Interest;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=IN THE PRODUCT.]
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[VO-NAT 06]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Now a consumer group wants the government to put an end to misleading food labels.
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[SOT 14:23:37]
[IN Q=]

((THAT KIND OF LABEL CHEATS CONSUMERS.)) [BUTT TO 14:23:56] ((SIMPLY PUT THE FDA IS CAVING INTO PRESSURE FROM THE FOOD MANUFACTURERS THEY WANT TO KEEP CONSUMERS IN THE DARK.))
[SUPER=01-Bruce Silverglade/Ctr. for Science in the Public Interest; :03]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=in the dark.]
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[VO-NAT 11]


The Center for Science in the Public Interest says replacing fruit and whole grains with additives saves money-
The group wants percentages of fruits and vegetables marked clearly on labels.
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[Moths]


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


If you don't like bugs.. this story is NOT for you.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Adapazari, Turkey; :00]


Thousands if not millions of moths have invaded a town in Turkey.
Scientists don't know why, but every year the moths settle on a bridge.
The moths pile up like snow which can make the roads slippery.
They flutter around lights before eventually dropping off from exhaustion.
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[Super=X5043 (clears FX)]



[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-94 5333TC & Extra]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Al Groh and Bryan Stinespring drop in on the Roanoke Valley Sports Club. We'll hear from them plus check on the Big East media day and the final round of the RVGA city county championship. But first in tonight's Extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]

Former UVa basketball star Olden Polynice is again making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Polynice was playing golf yesterday in Salt Lake City when he was hit on the arm by chip shot as he was walking back to the clubhouse to pick up a scorecard. The 36 year old Polynice is accused of assaulting the man who hit the shot. The victim told police that Polynice hit him in the face and in the ribs and then spit on him while he was laying on the ground. Charges haven't been filed at this time. Polynice already is on probation for two road rage incidents in January where he flashed a fake police badge.
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[go to break]


[S-Club]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-104 19:42]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Valley Sports Club]


The Roanoke Valley Sports Club kicked off it's 2001 season last night with two college football heavyweight speakers in Virginia head coach Al Groh and Virginia Tech assistant head coach Bryan Stinespring.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Groh made his sixth trip to the Roanoke Valley since taking over the Virginia program. He says it's time for him to stop talking and start coaching. The Wahoos date with Wisconsin is set for August 25th and the battle for the quarterback job rages on between Bryson Spinner and Matt Schaub (shaub).
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I can't]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=metal of a quarterback"]
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[VO-NAT]


While Tech's quarterback controversy is still a few weeks away from heating up, Stinespring was able to give fans some good news on the incumbent, junior Grant Noel. This past Monday night, he had successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="Grant ]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Stinespring/Va. Tech Assistant Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=......ready to go(DOUBLE OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!)"]
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[ANCHOR=MIke]
[GRAPHIC=Tech football]

The Hokies open the season September first against Connecticut.

[S-East]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-97 3107TC]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST]

Tech plays its first Big East game on September 22nd at Rutgers. Yesterday afternoon the league's 8 members gathered in New Jersey and Miami the preseason pick to win it all.
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[GO TO PINNACLE PAGE] It's the seventh time in 9 years that the Canes have been the preseason pick. The Hokies got the other three first place votes. As the schedule makers would want it - Tech and Miami play in the season finale this season on December 1st.
[WIPE TO ENG#]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=01-Andre Davis/VT Preseason All-American; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :14]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=...and be good."]
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[S-Suggs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-98 4050TC]
[GRAPHIC=LEE SUGGS ]


Lee Suggs attended yesterday's media day at the Meadowlands.
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[VO-NAT]

Many of the preseason publications believe Suggs is capable of challenging for the Heisman this season. He's the cover guy for several magazines this summer - a reality that is a little hard for him to believe.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I FEEL OVERWHELMED...]
[SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/Nation's Leading Scorer in 2000; :11]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=...REAL BIG."]
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[S-Panthers]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=PANTHERS]

Former Virginia great Chris Slade has signed with the Carolina Panthers. Slade who was released by the Patriots after 8 seasons in New England gets one year deal worth $477 thousand bucks. The Panthers say they want him to play defensive end as he did in college.

[S-Mac]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-95]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]

In the majors Mark McGwire continues to swing the bat well this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Fox-MLB; ;00]

Yesterday afternoon the Mac Daddy hit two homers in back to back at bats to power the Cardinals to a 3-to-1 win over the Cubs. McGwire now has 570 homers leaving him just three shy of the great Harmon Killebrew.
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Express head coach Perry Florio continues to work his roster. Today he signed defenseman Alex Dumas to play in Roanoke this coming season. Dumas is a Dartmouth grad who last season represented Asheville in the United Hockey League all-star game. He is originally from Montreal.

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They came, they won two battles - but still lost the war. Dot Bolling had to battle all week before finally putting away her chasers and winning her 7th straight Women's City County title. Roy Stanley tells us how she did it today at the Botetourt Country Club.
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((Bolling was 2 shots behind leader Valeta Pittman when she started the final round at Botetourt.
She made up those strokes on the front side after shooting a 35 while Pittman shot 39.)) ((DOT BOLLING/SEVENTH RVGA CHAMPIONSHIP:)) ((But Bolling's work was not over. Nancy Snodgrass made a move shooting a 37 on the front. Snodgrass was fourth at 234.
And JMU bound Meg Davies recovered on the back side with a 38 she finished third at 233.
Pittman was one stroke back going to 18 and parred the hole finishing at 228.
Bolling, who was not sure where she stood in the round, also parred the hole for a 74 and a total of 227.)) ((VALETA PITTMAN/FINISHED SECOND:)) ((BOLLING:)) ((Hidden Valley wins the team title, Roanoke was second and Countryside third.
Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
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[Jerri-Playboy]


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Jerri was the Survivor member known for causing controversy and she's stirring up even more commotion-
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This time it's for her appearance in Playboy magazine.
Jerri takes it all off... for the September issue-
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((JERRI MANTHEY/FORMER SURVIVOR CAST MEMBER: I OPTED FOR THE DESERT RATHER THAN THE RESORT.. SO IT WASN'T MASSAGES AND PAMPERING WHICH IS UNUSUAL. IT CREATED A LASTING WORK OF ART. I FEEL THAT WAS THE END RESULT IN THIS ISSUE.))
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Some are sure to debate that statement.
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