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Coming up...
Two teens missing from Wytheville are found.
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[VO-NAT]


The push is on to build a new place for these pups.... We'll tell you about it.
And check this out. We'll show you an amazing rescue off of the New York Coast.
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[Anchor=Jean]


And a report from Redskins camp.
News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS BARKING]

((NATSOUND: BARKING.))
[RUNS=03]
[OUT Q=NATS BARKING]
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[VO-NAT]


The Roanoke Valley SPCA kicks off a campaign to build animals in need a better shelter.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening...

[SPCA]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-47 TC11:58]
[GRAPHIC=SPCA]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
The Roanoke Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says its present animal shelter is bordering on cruelty itself.
That's why tonight, its launching a 2-point-5 million dollar fundraising drive, aimed at building a new one.
Marya Jones reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A face like this]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Don Thorne/SPCA Executive Director; :44]
[SUPER=@Marya1; :51]
[SUPER=01-Kimberly Smith/SPCA Supporter; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=MJN7, Roanoke.]

(( A face like this can sell itself.
But in dirty, noisy conditions, Don Thorne will tell you even the cutest animal is a tougher sell than you'd think.
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[NATS] ((NATSOUND: BARKING.)) [RUNS:02]
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[SOT 21:17 - :20]

((DON THORNE/SPCA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: PEOPLE COME IN THERE AND THEY FIND OUT THEY DON'T WANT TO BE HERE.)) [RUNS:03]
That's why the Roanoke Valley SPCA is kicking off a campaign to raise 2-point-5 million dollars for a new shelter.

This one's been a shelter since 1958... taking in strays from Roanoke and Vinton, as well as Craig, Roanoke and Botetourt Counties.
It's been damaged by three floods.
Cages are too small... and there's only cold water to wash them.
Disease spreads easily among animals.
And there's no space to exercise them.
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[SOT 20:45 - 54]

((WHEN I FIRST CAME HERE, I GUESS THE FIRST THREE MONTHS, I WENT HOME WITH TEARS IN MY EYES BECAUSE OF THE SITUATION THAT WE'RE IN. AND IT'S SOMETHING WE CAN'T CHANGE WHERE WE ARE AND WE NEED A NEW FACILITY. )) [RUNS:09]
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[SOT 18:44 - :54]

((MARYA JONES/NEWW-7: PUPPIES LIKE THIS ONE HAVE A 70 PERCENT CHANCE OF BEING EUTHANIZED IF THEY'RE NOT ADOPTED. BUT THE NEW FACILITY IS EXPECTED TO BE A NO-KILL FACILITY, WHERE ONLY ADOPTION IS THE POSSIBILITY.)) [RUNS:10]
The new shelter will be located near the old one.
It will be more than four times the size.
And it will be more visitor-friendly, with playrooms, education rooms and an adoption center.
Kimberly Smith and her dog, Madison, adopted from the SPCA, are helping kick off the fundraiser.
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[SOT 28:35 - :44]

((KIMBERLY SMITH: THIS LITTLE GIRL IS LIKE A CHILD TO US AND SHE'S PART OF THE FAMILY AND ANYONE CAN GO TO THE SPCA AND ADOPT A NEW MEMBER TO THEIR FAMILY.)) [RUNS:09]
The SPCA hopes to break ground on the new shelter next spring... bringing better surroundings for people to adopt the next member of their family.
Marya Jones, News-7, Roanoke.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


If you'd like to contribute money to the new shelter, you can call the SPCA campaign office at 3-4-2 - 6-2-7-2.
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[Missing-Girls]


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


Two teenage girls reported missing from the Presbyterian Children's Home in Wytheville have been found.
Wytheville Police say one of the girls' fathers found them at home and took them back to the facility.
Meanwhile, four Boy Scouts reported missing from the National Scout Jamboree near Fredericksburg have been found.


Authorities say the scouts from Tanzania turned themselves in to Washington police last night and are seeking asylum.


[Cloning]


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


The House tonight rejected all cloing of Human embryos.
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[VO-NAT 18:45:47]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]

[house vote]
In a majority vote the house approved legislation that would make it a crime to clone people to create children or to create embryos for medical research. [cloning file from 4:30 pkg]
The bill has strong opponents though who say the cloning ban will shut down promising medical research.
The bill now goes onto the senate.
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[Anchor=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


Republican Bob Goodlatte and IndedepentVirgil Goode voted in the majority tonight ... agreeing with the bill to ban human cloning.
Democrat Rick Boucher voted against the bill.

[Flood-Hotline]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC50:06]
[GRAPHIC=Flood Relief]


The "Rocket Boys'' made their way out of the coalfields of West Virginia... Now they're coming to the aid of those back home- helping flood victims in Virginia and West Virignia.
Author and NASA administrator Homer Hickam and fellow Rocket Boy Willie Rose- are coordinating a "back-to-school supply drive'' for children in flood-damaged areas.
Help is on the way from the Commonwealth as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Smyth Co./Yesterday]

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management has set up a toll-free hotline to accept money for flood victims in Southwest Virginia. The number is 1-877-245-5513. The hotline will be staffed Monday through Friday from 8:15 until 5. You can leave a message after hours. Donations will be distributed in nine counties that were recently hit by flooding. Governor Jim Gilmore is also asking for federal assistance.
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[Elizabeth-Arden]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC41:42]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


Employees say layoffs could be looming at Elizabeth Arden.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The plant in Roanoke was sold to a New Jersey-based cosmetics firm.
Employees say they spent today and yesterday in meetings regarding possible layoffs.
No word yet on how many.
Sources say some employees have been given the option to rejoin the production facility by becoming part of the Manpower employment agency.
Many of the Elizabeth Arden employees at the facility are already contracted through Manpower.
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[Wachovia-FU]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC1:31:53]
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Money talks... but whose money talks louder: First Union or SunTrust?
Both banks want to buy Wachovia, and they're pulling out all the stops- including some unique advertising.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey Linda, when you]

((HEY LINDA, WHEN YOU EXPANDED THIS RESTAURANT, DID YOU EVER CHANGE THE RECIPE FOR YOUR APPLE PIE? NO.)) [butt butt butt butt]
[SOT]

[RADIO COMMERCIAL: tc:00:31:41] ((DROP INTO ANY SUN TRUST BANK AND WHEN THEY ASK, HOW CAN WE HELP YOU? TELL THEM.))
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[OUT Q=tell them.]
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[VO-NAT]


Neither bank would say how much money was spent on advertising, but they'll find out if it worked on Friday.
That's when Wachovia shareholders will decide who the bank should marry.
First Union shareholders voted by an overwhelming majority today in favor of the merger.
SunTrust officials say the First Union offer is way too low.
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[Steak-Ale]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=501-07 TC26:58]
[GRAPHIC=Steak & Ale]


Steak and Ale in Roanoke County served its final customers last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Managers began cleaning out the restaurant today.
Company officials say the business was not bringing in enough money.
Metro Media Restaurant group says its looking at all 100 Steak and Ale's to figure out which ones are not meeting sales expectations.
Officials say this particular Steak and Ale's financial situation wasn't helped by a food- contamination incident there in March last year.
Metro Media also owns Bennigans, Ponderosa and Bonanza.
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[Martinez]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC31:43]
[GRAPHIC=Legal scales]


A Bedford County teenager who wanted to be free of his parents' control is now facing possible life in prison.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Today in Bedford County Circuit Court, 17- year- old Eric Martinez (MAR-tin-nez) pled guilty to killing his father and attempting to kill his stepmother.
Prosecutors say Martinez planned the killing, and discussed it with friends. They offered no deal in exchange for his guilty pleas.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=He made his decision]

((RANDY KRANTZ/PROSECUTOR: HE MADE THE DECISION WAY AHEAD OF TIME. HE THOUGHT IT OUT. HE PLANNED IT OUT. HE EVEN TRIED TO ENLIST THE AID OF CLASSMATES TO HELP CARRY OUT A MURDER. AND THE SERIOUSNESS OF THIS CANNOT BE UNDERSTATED, OR OVERSTATED FOR THAT MATTER.))
[SUPER=01-Randy Krantz/Prosecutor]
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[OUT Q=overstated for that matter.]
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[VO-NAT]


Martinez could face life in prison when he is sentenced in the Fall.
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[Bus-Hijack]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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It sounds like its out of the movies, but this is real life.
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[VO-NAT 16:54:33]
[SUPER=03-Mineralnye Vody, Russia]


A bus hijacked in Russia- An armed Russian commando squad rushed the hijacked bus in a flash raid....
The Commandos set off concussion grenades and then a sniper shot and killed the Chechen gunman who had seized the bus.
About 40 people were on the bus.. several were hurt by flying glass.
The hijacker was apparently demanding freedom for five Chechens jailed in another hijacking.
Authorities say the hijacker had a bomb attached to his body.
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[Red-Lights]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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Cameras catching motorists who run red lights.
Is it big brother... or just a way of keeping our streets safe?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;]


In San Diego hundreds of tickets are being challenged.
Lockheed Martin the company that makes the devices ... receives a percentage of every fine.
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[SOT 14:07:15]
[IN Q=]

((IN SAN DIEGO THIS RED LIGHT CAMERA IT'S ABOUT MONEY IT'S NOT ABOUT SAFETY.)) [BUTT TO 14:08:30] ((RED LIGHT CAMERAS ARE THE FIRST INSTALLMENT OF BIG BROTHER INFRASTRUCTURE. THERE'S MUCH MORE TO COME VERY SOON.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Hedgecock/Former San Diego Mayor; 00]
[Super=01-Jim Harper/Privacy Advocate ; 06]
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[OUT Q=TO COME VERY SOON.]
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-Washington, DC;]


But camera supporters were also on Capitol Hill- saying the cameras save lives.
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[SOT 14:08::10]
[IN Q=]

((I SERIOUSLY DOUBT ANYONE IN THIS ROOM WOULD EVER QUESTION OR OPPOSE PROVEN TECHNOLOGY THAT WOULD HELP ELIMINATE NEAR MISSES OR MID AIR COLLISIONS BY AIRPLANES)) [BUTT TO 14:08:39] ((WE'VE SEEN 18 TO 44 PERCENT REDUCTION IN COLLISIONS AT EVERY INTERSECTION WHERE WE'VE INSTALLED RED LIGHT CAMERAS.))


[SUPER=01-Judith Lee Stone/Advocate for Highway Safety; 00]
[Super=01-G. Wayne Livesay/Howard Co. Police Chief; 13]
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[OUT Q=red light cameras.]
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[vo-nat]
It's estimated that 750 people die each year because someone ran a red light.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Authorities have spent months searching for Chandra Levy
Tonight someone says they saw the missing intern.
We'll have the latest next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And police divers put their lives on the line trying to rescue three stranded fishermen.
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[Sports-preview]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=....in sports"]
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[Levy-Hardware]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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[I don't know what mom's first name is???]
Missing Intern Chandra Levy ... was last seen April 30th.... but now a hardware store owner claims he saw her at a later date.. during the first week of May.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


John Woodfolk of Candey Hardware in D-C says Levy was in his shop- ordering apartment keys.
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[SOT 14:11::37]
[IN Q=]

((JOHN WOODFOLK/HARDWARE STORE OWNER: SHE WAS IN PRETTY GOOD SPIRITS LIKE SHE WAS HAPPY OR GOING SOMEWHERE THE WAY SHE WAS LOOKING.))
[SUPER=01-John Woodfolk/Hardware Store Owner;]
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[OUT Q=THE WAY SHE WAS LOOKING.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Hardware store is across the street from the health club where Levy belonged.
Levy was a Washington D-C intern who's reportedly had an affair with Congressman Gary Condit.
Her parents said they warned their daughter about getting involved with an older man.
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[SOT14:09:34]
[IN Q=She is]

((SHE IS NOT A SLUG AS SOME PEOPLE HAVE QUOTED IN THE NEWS MEDIA. SHE WAS VERY MUCH IN LOVE WITH THIS PERSON AND.... FATHER: SHE HAD EXPECTATIONS SHE HAD WITH HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Levy/Chandra's Mother]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=she had with him.]
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[Vo-Nat]
Levy's parents are again asking anyone with information about their daughter to come forward.
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[Election-Reform]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=twa]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Voting]


An election reform comission could help change the way Americans vote.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


The commission headed by former president Jimmy Carter made some recommendations today that members say could improve the voting process.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We believe the]

((BOB MICHEL/COMMISSIONER WE BELIEVE THE RECOMMENDATIONS IN THIS REPORT WILL ENSURE THAT OUR NATION S ELECTIONS ON EVERY LEVEL WILL BE BOTH FAIR AND HONEST FOR ALL AMERICANS WHO CHOOSE TO PARTICIPATE.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Michel/Commissioner]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=who choose to participate]
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[VO-NAT]


The one hundred page report calls for election day to be declared a national holiday and for the creation of a uniform standard for counting ballots.
It also suggests the media be more accountable for its role in the elections by not projecting winners in any state until all states have finished voting.
Comissioners are hopeful Congress will take "some" action on these recommendations.
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[Voting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-22 TC1:48:44]
[GRAPHIC=Voting VA]


Virginia election officials have also seen what happened in Florida, and are looking for options.
As Ellen Qualls reports.... today, they saw some in Richmond.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=What's the simple solution?]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Curley/Voting Machine Vendor; :05 ]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :12]
[SUPER=01-Jack Gerbel/Voting Machine Vendor; :22 ]
[SUPER=@ellen2; :43]
[SUPER=01-Steve Shamo/Voting Machine Vendor; :58 ]
[SUPER=01-Joseph Tallone/Voting Machine Vendor; 1:06 ]
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[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]

(( What's the simple solution?
Voting by computer?
[sot tape 11:36:31 ]

((JENNIFER CURLEY/VOTING MACHINE VENDOR: IT DOES NOT USE THE INTERNET. THIS IS ALL CLOSED LOOP. SO IT'S JUST CLOSED WITHIN THE POLL SITE. CANNOT HACK IN. IT'S ALL VERY, VERY CLOSED WITH THE SERVER AT THE POLL SITE.))
[runs= 07 ]


The makers of touch screen technology say they have the superior system.
But the touch screen computer network isn't it, says one manufacturer of a touch screen voting booth.
[sot tape 11:29:33 ]

((JACK GERBEL/VOTING MACHINE VENDOR: I WILL SAY THIS - SENIOR CITIZENS ARE KIND OF THE TEST OF ANY SYSTEM. AND THEY HAVE GIVEN US FLYING COLORS AS FAR AS HOW TO USE IT. BECAUSE OUR PRINTING IS MUCH LARGER THAN YOU WILL SEE ANYWHERE. ALSO, YOU HAVE A LARGE AREA IN WHICH TO TOUCH.))
[runs= 21 ]


But will it last 20 years?
In Virginia, cities and counties buy the machines... and it's only this year that talk has begun of some state or federal financial help.
So it matters what you buy -- and the man with the button machine says his lasts longer than touch screens.
[sot tape 11:48:10 ]

((STEVE SHAMO/VOTING MACHINE VENDOR: THE BUTTONS WE USE ARE GOLD CONTACT BUTTONS SIMILAR TO TELEPHONE TECHNOLOGY. YOU THINK OF IT IN TERMS OF HOW OFTEN A BUTTON'S GONE BAD ON YOUR TELEPHONE.))
[runs= 06]


And then there's this:
[sot tape 11:44:51 ]

((JOSEPH TALLONE/VOTING MACHINE VENDOR: WHEN THE PERSON IS FINISHED VOTING, THE MACHINE PRODUCES A RECEIPT. IT LOOKS SOMETHING LIKE THIS.))
[runs= 06 ]


If you're ever worried your vote didn't count, you can check your receipt's random serial number on a list to make sure it did.
Look for the first new machines in Virginia NEXT year.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC1:29:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A local high student is helping the Health Department keep an eye out for the West Nile virus.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


16 year old David Guynn (Gwen) goes out daily to find sites where mosquitos breed.
His job is to collect the larva --and map out their locations.
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[SOT5:45:54]
[IN Q=I think my role is pretty important]

((DAVID GUYNN; I THINK MY ROLE IS PRETTY IMPORTANT BECAUSE YOU KNOW IF I'M OUT HERE COLLECTING DATA ON MOSQUITO AND IF IT EVERY DOES COME AROUND THIS AREA I THINK THEY'RE GOING TO NEED THE DATA THAT I COLLECT.))
[SUPER=07-David Guynn]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=the data I collect]
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[VO-NAT]


Health officials are also testing dead crows, blue jays, and raptor-type birds in the area.
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[SOT15:00:48]
[IN Q=It's something that we're ]

((LAURA THOMAS/HEALTH DEPARTMENT INSPECTOR; IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE'RE ACTUALLY MONITORING TO SEE WHERE IT'S SPREADING AT THIS POINT. WE DO KNOW IT'S COMING DOWN EAST COAST ))
[SUPER=01-Laura Thomas/Health Department Inspector]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=down the eas coast]
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[VO-NAT]


So far, one crow has tested positive for the virus in Virginia. It was found in Alexandria.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


The great outdoors plays host to a great hit of the Silver Screeen.
Find out how you can get involved next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And later, this controversial chicken celebrates a new perch, and a new name.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Big-Screen]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC30:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Floyd County couple is sharing their love of the movies with the public this weekend.
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[VO-NAT :18.5]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;]

John and Mary Peluso own the only 70-milimeter outdoor home theater in Virginia and perhaps in the nation. The two say they got a great deal on the system from a Chicago theater. On Saturday they're showing Lawrence of Arabia, a three and half hour classic, for free.
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[SOT :27:50:01 / 23:37:03]
[IN Q=its one of the]

((JOHN PELUSO/FESTIVAL HOST; ITS PROBABLY ONE OF THE 10 BEST FILMS EVER MADE AND WE LOVE IT. MARY PELUSO/FESTIVAL WE LOVE MOVIES AND WE LIKE LIVING HERE AND ITS A NICE SETTING TO DO THIS.))
[SUPER=01-John Peluso/Festival Host; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Mary Peluso/Festival Host; :06]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=SETTING TO DO THIS.]
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[VO-NAT]

This is the third year the Peluso's have held the film festival. Previous films were The Fugitive and Men in Black. Next year they're considering Hitchcock.
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[Jetty-Rescue]


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


A daring attempt to rescue three men stuck on a jetty in Queens.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Breezy Point, NY]


The three men are believed to be fishermen who got caught on the end of Breezy Point when the tide came in.
Divers drove out on a boat and swam to the jetty as a police helicopter hovered above.
Each man was lifted into the chopper.
The men were then flown back to the Beach where police questioned them on how they got to the end of the Point in the first place.
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[Super=X5043 (clears FX)]



[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Covington Lumberjacks highlights, plus notes from the majors and Redskins camp.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]


but first our extra point. The Toronto Raptors say they are close to finalizing a long term deal with star Vince Carter. Toronto newspapers report Carter is close to signing a six year contract extension worth somewhere in the neighborhood of 94 million dollars. The Celtics Paul Pierce has agreed to a six year contract extension that takes affect after next season and will pay Pierce 85 million plus.
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[OUT Q=...last score."]
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[go to break]

[S-Simpson]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Bill Simpson dedicated his life to making motorsports safer.
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/May; :00]



Last night he told Nascar dot com that he's resigned from the company that bears his name in the aftermath of Dale Earnhardt's fatal accident in February.
Simpson was dragged into the middle of the debate when five days after the accident NASCAR found a seperated lap belt manufactured by Simpson in Earnhardt's car.

[S-Lumberjacks]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-94 57:43]
[GRAPHIC=Baseball]


In Covington last night the Valley League Jim Line Weaver Cup finals between the Covington Lumberjacks and the Winchester Royals continued.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington/Royals vs. Lumberjacks; :00]

The Lumberjacks and the Royals are playing in a five game series. Covington won the first game and last night, Winchester won 3-2 to tie the series. The Lumberjacks have already played 45 games this season. Thanks to the community's donations of lodging, food and simply coming to the games, attendance is the best in the 8 team league at a thousand fans per game, the season has been a success.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Temple Kessinger/Covington Mayor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alan Howard/Lumberjacks Marketing Director; :]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=....bringing money into the city"]
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[ANCHOR=steve]
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Game three is in Winchester tonight at 7:30 and game four is Thursday night in Covington at 7:30.

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The world champion New York Yankees' eight-game winning streak is over following a 6-to-2 setback to Texas last night.
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Homers by Alex Rodriguez, Rafael Palmeiro and Ivan Rodriguez powered the Rangers to their eighth victory in nine games. The Yankees led 2-to-1 until Alex Rodriguez led off the seventh with his 29th homer of the season.
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Ivan Rodriguez added his 21st homer of the season one out later to chase losing pitcher Ted Lilly. The outcome keeps the Yanks three and a-half games ahead of second-place Boston in the A-L East.
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While the Redskins top two draft picks have missed two days of camp, learning whose in charge when they do arrive won't be a problem. Mike Stevens explains.
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Today Rick Mast officially became the third driver to take the wheel for the Eel River Racing team's Winston Cup ride this season.
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Mast, who has driven all of this season in the number 50 Midwest Transit Chevrolet, will drive the number 27 Duke's Mayonnaise Pontiac for the remainder of the season. The ride was recently vacated by Kenny Wallace. Mast took over the car this past weekend at Pocono. He will qualify the 27 car Friday at Indy for the Brickyard 400. Mast has competed in only nine races this season and is currently 46th in points.
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The Martinsville Red Wave boys 16 and under boys basketball team won the Youth Basketball of America national championship over the weekend in Orlando, Florida. The Red Wave had to win six games to capture the title in the double elimination tourney.

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A controversial chicken at Smith Mountain Lake has a name and a Rocky Mount man has one-thousand dollars.
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The name "Freedom" was drawn at random from more than 800 entries in the "Name the Chicken" Contest.
Perry Reece sent in the winning entry.
Joe Altadonna placed the 8-foot bird out on Route 616 to promote his business- Westlake Safari Mini Golf.
But the county planning commission said the rooster violated a sign ordinance and must go.
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