[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Need a job?
A local company is hiring hundreds of new workers.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Plus, a tipster says Chandra Levy's body may be under a Virginia parking lot. We'll have the latest on the search.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on the Big 7, the Express re-signs a veteran. We'll meet a Redskins' rookie who was a thorn in Tech's side while in college.
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[VO-NAT]

And the Skins take a knee and a moment of silence to remember Vikings' lineman Korey Stringer.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[SS=None]


Our showers have left the region for tonight but they should be returning this weekend. Until then, you may enjoy the next two days. [Video-Open]
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[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[SOT 2:26:09]
[IN Q=WHEN I]

((SHADD RING/DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS; WHEN I THINK OF A JOB I THINK OF GOING TO SOMEONE'S YARD AND CLEANING UP SOME THINGS, HERE WITH DISH NETWORK YOU HAVE A CAREER.))
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[OUT Q=HAVE A CAREER]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

High energy, upbeat persons wanted for career opportunities.
[ANCHOR=Keith]

Sound like you? A New River Valley company wants to hire you...fast.
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[ANCHOR=2-Shot - Keith]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=2-Shot - Shannon]


And I'm Shannon Young.[Echostar]


[ANCHOR=Shannon - 2-SHOT]
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[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-26 - TC1:10:07]
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Officials at Echostar have a deadline to meet. 300 new employees in 90-days.
[ANCHOR=Keith - 2-SHOT]

The Montgomery County television dish network company is thriving while many other businesses are handing out pink slips.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon/Rachel Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon joins us now with more. Rachel? Keith Shannon, business is booming for the Echostar Corporation.
[LIVE= Rachel/FULL]
[SUPER=@Rachel1]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg; ]

I'm told by officials no matter what your age or past job experience...you can apply for a job there. A new promotion expected to very successful...is requiring a larger staff ((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Jason Funk is like]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :00 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Jason Funk/Job Applicant; :07 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Shadd Ring/Dir. of Operations; :20]
[SUPER=01-Lorie Deal/Quality Manager; :42]
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[OUT Q=TRY AND GET A JOB.]

((TC 2:31:23 (FILLING OUT APP.) Jason Funk is like many residents of the New River Valley...recently unemployed.
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[SOT 29:19:04]
[IN Q=there are no]

((THERE ARE NO JOBS IN WYTHE COUNTY, I NEED IT FOR ME AND MY LITTLE GIRL.))
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He's applying for a position at Echostar.
(NATS TC 2:23:14 "HELLO DISH NETWORK THIS TAMMY CAN I HELP YOU?)

The 1-hundred thousand square foot facility already houses 1-thousand employees in a spacious call center.
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[SOT 2:25:04]
[IN Q=within the]

((SHADD RING/DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS; WITHIN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS WE WANT TO ADD ANOTHER THOUSAND PEOPLE WERE GETTING READY TO ROLL OUT A GREATER PROMOTION FOR THE THIRD QUARTER AND WITH THAT WERE GONNA NEED TO HIRE 300 PEOPLE WITHIN THE NEXT 90-DAYS.))
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The positions are in customer service with pay starting at 8-50 an hour. Expect to be on the telephone...a lot...helping callers solve problems with their television service.
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[SOT 2:13:42]
[IN Q=YOURE]

((LORIE DEAL/QUALITY MANAGER; YOU'RE GOING TO BE SITTING HERE TAKING PHONE CALLS WERE GOING EQUIP YOU WITH ALL THE RESOURCES YOU NEED TO TAKE THOSE PHONE CALLS YOUR ALSO GOING TO WORKING IN ONE OF THE MOST STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.))
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(NATS TC 2:10:31 WE LIKE TO MAKE IT A FUN AND EXCITING ATMOSPHERE. )

Not intimidating, even though coming into it, you may not know a thing about dish networks. New workers go through 4-weeks of training and call mentoring.
(COVER Bite tc 2:13:11 "I WAS PROMOTED WITHIN THREE MONTHS.")

And officials say that promotion trend will continue, 1-hundred employees are expected to move up soon.
(COVER Bite tc 2:16:34 "YOU COULD GO FAR HERE.")

Good news to applicants like Jason Funk, who WANT and NEED to work.
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((ITS PRETTY IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT THERE IS SOMEWHERE TO TURN IF YOU NEED TO TRY AND GET A JOB.))
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[TAKE ECHOSTAR FS 4619Ess] This is the number you need to call 540-394-2600. Morning, mid, and evening shifts are all available. All employees must start at full time but...
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[DOUBLE BOXES= Keith-Shannon/Rachel Microwave;]

Keith, Shannon, officials say after 90 -days there's an opportunity to scale down hours.


[Powell]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC - 42:23]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Federal jurors made short work today of the kidnapping and weapons charges against Glenn Dexter Powell.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It took them about an hour to find him guilty as charged.
Powell had taken his wife, Kimberly, at gunpoint from her parents' home in Salem last November. He also allegedly took their three children, but wasn't charged with that in FEDERAL court. A trial is set in Salem October 11th on nine more charges.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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He'll be sentenced in federal court later for the kidnapping and use of a firearm in a crime of violence.

[Danville-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jmc]
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Danville police have charged a woman with stealing from a K-Mart store.
Police say 18-year-old Melanie Dawn Wilmouth of Ringgold took almost 47-thousand dollars in merchandise.
Wilmouth worked at K-Mart and allegedly took the items over a period of several months.

[Garrison]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC-1:19:51]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The gay men convicted of soliciting oral sex in a Roanoke park have lost their last appeal.
The Virginia Supreme Court rejected their challenge to the law against sodomy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Their attorney, Sam Garrison, made the announcement in Wasena Park, the same place the men were caught asking for sex from undercover police officers.
Garrison said he and his clients were disappointed the Supreme Court refused to hear the case.
And he said they had already decided they would not take it to federal court.
Garrison also said that he's giving up private practice, in part because of the notoriety he got from handling this case.
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[Franklin-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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State police say a toddler who died in a car crash last night was riding in the front seat with NO seatbelt.
It happened on Sontag Road in Rocky Mount.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Three-year-old Tyriek (Ty-REEK) Hill was killed when another car smashed into the passenger side.
State police say the boy's father, 21-year-old Tyrone Helms, lost control of the Honda Civic and swerved in front of an oncoming car.
No word on his condition.
State police say he WAS speeding.
They found alcohol in his car, but have NOT determined if he was drinking.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


The driver of the other car, 60-year old Ollie May Brooks, is in stable condition.
Her three young grandchildren were NOT wearing seatbelts.

A 6-year-old boy is in critical condition, the two girls are said to be stable.[Stem-Cells]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=equ]
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[***NOTE ANCHOR TAG!***]
America's most famous "pro-life" activist is calling doctors at a Virginia fertility clinic "the heirs of a Nazi medical ethic."
Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry took a handful of protesters to Norfolk today to protest at the Jones Institute.
It's the latest battleground in the morality war over stem cell research.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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((THIS IS THE GOSPEL OF THE LORD.))
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A handful of protesters -- but the most serious of charges against the Norfolk, Virginia clinic they protested.
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((RANDALL TERRY/ : THE CONCEPT WAS MORE HORRIFYING TO ALL OF US. BUT THE REAL ISSUE IS LOOK, THEY'RE KILLING PEOPLE IN THERE. THEY'RE KILLING HUMAN BEINGS.))
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The Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School is keeping reporters and their cameras at bay.
That's in the wake of the news that stunned the nation on July 11th: Virginia researchers had produced embryos just for the purposes of stem cell research.
Sperm and egg donors knew the embryos would be destroyed in the process.
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((RANDALL TERRY/ : THESE GUYS ARE NOT DOCTORS. THEY ARE NOT PRACTICING SCIENCE. THEY'RE LIKE A GHOULISH HYBRID OF DR. FRANKENSTEIN, DR. MENGELE, AND DR. KEVORKIAN.))
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We asked Randall Terry how he felt about the Jones Institute research being revealed on July 11th -- and still NO statement from Governor Jim Gilmore.
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((RANDALL TERRY/LOYAL OPPOSITION: I FEEL IT'S BEING ANEMIC. WE'RE APPOINTING COMMISSIONS, WE'RE LOOKING AT IT, WE'RE GONNA STUDY. LISTEN, RISE TO THE OCCASION AND DO THE RIGHT THING. HISTORY REMEMBERS PEOPLE WHO STOOD FOR WHAT WAS RIGHT WHEN IT WAS POLITICALLY INCORRECT, WHEN IT WAS DIFFICULT. THESE ARE HUMAN BEINGS THAT ARE BEING CREATED AND DESTROYED. AND FRANKLY, THE JONES INSTITUTE. THEY'RE THE HEIRS OF A NAZI MEDICAL ETHIC.))
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE HAS ASSIGNED HIS SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES TO TOUR THE JONES INSTITUTE AND REPORT BACK. THE GOVERNOR HAS YET TO TAKE A STAND AT ALL ON STEM CELL RESEARCH. AS CHAIRMAN OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE, TAKING A STAND BEFORE THE PRESIDENT DOES MIGHT PROVE POLITICALLY AWKWARD. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, NORFOLK.))
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=none]


Coming up on News 7 at SIX tomorrow night, New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon talks to a paralyzed man who hopes stem cell research could help him walk again.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon - 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Still to come on News 7, federal authorities are acting on a tip that missing intern Chandra Levy's body may be buried on a Army base in Virginia...
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith - 2-Shot]

and friends and family gather to remember a Roanoke woman killed at an Atlanta hospital.
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[Earley]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC-1:32:50]
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Mark Earley has unveiled a transportation plan that includes an additional one- point- eight billion dollars for roads and mass transit.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


Earley held a series of news conferences today, including one on the side of Interstate 81 in Botetourt County.
Earley said his plan would accelerate priority projects in Western Virginia.
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[IN Q=And those large priority]

((AND THOSE LARGE PRIORITY PROJECTS ARE CLEARLY IMPROVEMENTS TO I-81, THE COALFIELDS EXPRESSWAY, THE COMPLETION OF ROUTE 58, AND BEGINNING AGGRESSIVELY ON I-73. THOSE ACTUAL CONCRETE PROJECTS WILL BE VERY MUCH HELPED BY THIS PLAN AND PUSHED FORWARD.))
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[OUT Q=and pushed forward.]
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[VO-NAT]


The campaign of Democrat Mark Warner dismissed the proposal saying Earley and other Republicans have failed to offer any leadership on transportation issues.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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In a news release this afternoon, Patrick County Delegate Barnie Day said, "the lug nuts were loose under the Allen adminsitration. The wheels have come off under Gilmore and Earley."

[Hughes]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-24 - TC-1:21:50]
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A third candidate has announced plans to seek the Windsor Hills seat on the Roanoke County School Board.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Nancy Hughes kicked off her campaign this afternoon within sight of Hidden Valley High School, now under construction.
As a former teacher, and a parent active in school affairs, Hughes says she has the experience the county needs.


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[SOT]
[IN Q=I've been in the classroom]

((I'VE BEEN IN THE CLASSROOM FOR SEVERAL YEARS. I UNDERSTAND WHERE THE TEACHERS ARE, BELIEVE ME. I UNDERSTAND THE SOL TESTING AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE, WHICH I THINK I CAN VIEW THEIR POINT OF VIEW AS WELL AS THE AMINISTRATION AND THE PARENTS' POINT OF VIEW.))
[SUPER=01-Nancy Hughes/School Board Candidate]
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[OUT Q=and the parents' point of view.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hughes joins Drew Barrineau (BAHR-i-no) and Robert Sieff in the race. Current Windsor Hills representative Tom Leggette has decided not to run for re-election.
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[FNB]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-35 TC-40:12]
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Two local banks are hoping to combine forces.
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[VO-NAT]

First National Bank of Christiansburg and Salem Community Bankshares of Salem today announced plans to merge. If shareholders and other authorities agree to the conditions of the merger, the deal is expected to go through by the end of the year. Both banks will continue operating under their current names. Customers are not expected to notice changes in day-to-day operations.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=none]

In a separate deal, FNB recently acquired Roanoke-based SWVA Bancshares. [Levy]
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[WRITER=equ]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-shot]


Could Chandra Levy's body be buried in Virginia?
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The Richmond F-B-I office confirms it is working on a tip that a body has been removed from Washington D-C and relocated to a site near Fort Lee, in the Petersburg area south of Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]


An anonymous tip turned up on a website monitored by the Washington Metro Police, allegedly reporting that Chandra Levy's body could be buried in a parking lot under construction in the Fort Lee area.
A Richmond F-B-I spokeswoman says her office is sorting through a "deluge of information," and IF the tip is deemed credible, other law enforcement units could be called in.
Police in Washington are emphasizing they have pursued thousands of leads -- and the Virginia tip may just be another lead that goes nowhere.
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[Domestic-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-SHOT]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-47 TC-14:23]
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A Candlelight Vigil is being held tonight for a Roanoke native who was allegedly stabbed and killed by her estranged boyfriend in an Atlanta hospital parking lot a week ago.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-SHOT]


32-year-old Julia Cole was stabbed multiple times as she arrived for work.
[DOUBLE BOXES= /Microwave;]


Tonight, members of Total Action Against Poverty are remembering Cole.
That's where we find Jennifer Miele.
Keith and Shannon......
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[SUPER=@jennifer1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-Fredra Cole/Victim's Daughter]
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[OUT Q=18 years.]

((FREDRA COLE:
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It's hard to imagine losing your mother to a violent crime. For Fredra Cole, it's even harder because she is only 17. Fredra and her two younger sisters believe their mother was murdered by their father, 34-year-old Fred Pugh.
Police say Cole was stabbed multiple times at the Henry Medical Center parking lot near Atlanta, Georgia.
Police don't have a motive but say Cole and Pugh had an on-again off-again relationship for 18 years.))
[LIVE= Miele/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


We'll have more tonight at 11.
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Keith and Shannon.

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Coming up tonight in sports, reaction from the Redskins to the death of Vikings' lineman Korey Stringer. The Express signs another veteran.
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[VO-NAT]

And we'll check in with two Redskins who are anything but veterans on the team's receiving corps.
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[S-Stringer]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-96 11818TC]
[GRAPHIC=vikings]
Minnesota Vikings lineman Korey Stringer died this morning, a day after suffering heat stroke at the team's train

ing camp. The football world is stunned that a person twice as strong and twice the size of most normal folks could perish in this fashion.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-Cris Carter/Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver; :00]
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[OUT Q=...THE CASE HERE."]
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[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-97 3740TC]
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[DISSOLVE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA; :00]

The Redskins opened their morning practice with a moment of silence and a prayer for Stringer, who was close to several players on the Washington roster.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=IT'S TOUGH...]
[SUPER=01-Dan Wilkinson/Played with Stringer at Ohio State; :02]
[SUPER=01-Jeff George/Played with Stringer in Minnesota;:12]
[SUPER=01-Michael Westbrook/Redskins Wide Receiver; :23]
[SUPER=01-Marty Schottenheimer/Redskins Head Coach; :31]
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[OUT Q=...once again."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

This morning rookie defensive holdout Fred Smoot went through his first workout with the team.
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[S-Receivers]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-100 4323TC]
[GRAPHIC=REDSKINS CAMP]

Number one draft pick Rod Gardner is still the only holdout.
And while the former Clemson star stews, two other rookie receivers are doing their best to "catch on."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Darnerien McCants/Redskins Rookie Receiver; :21]
[SUPER=01-Latef Grim/Redskins Rookie Free Agent Receiver; :55]
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[OUT Q=...anyway I can."]

(( There names are not exactly of the household variety, but their potential is unlimited. Fifth round draft pick Darnerien McCants and big six foot three inch receiver from little Delaware State is poised to become the NFL's next impact wideout from a non-traditional football power. ((DARNERIEN MCCANTS:)) Another rookie, who is certainly no stranger to Tech football fans, is Latef Grim from the University of Pittsburgh. Grim torched the Hokies for 188 yards in catches at Pitt back in 1999 and then racked up 106 more last season in Blacksburg. Yet he admits he's still a little nervous about the pro game. ((LATEF GRIM:)) Two things that are helping Grim is that head coach Marty Schottenheimer, one of the greatest players in Pitt history,
has a soft place in heart for former Panthers. And that Grim played in the same offensive scheme in college.)) ((LATEF GRIM:)) ((LATEF GRIM:))

[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Express]

The Roanoke Express continues to piece together its team for the upcoming season and today head coach and General Manager Perry Florio announced that veteran center Troy Lake has re-signed with the team. He played 47 games in Roanoke last year.


[Wx-Almanac]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=WX-Almanac #2 - 12:22]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Hot and muggy summer days are here, but fall's crisp weather is right around the corner.
Here's meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner with a preview of what we can expect from the month August.
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