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Coming up on News 7-
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The wife of a shark attack victim said lifeguards watched as her husband struggled.
Heat hits the nation hard.. why it's tougher on people today that years ago-
and it's national night out... and that means cooking out in some neighborhoods.
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[Anchor=Jean]


Plus a recall of some gardenburgers. News 7 is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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[VO-NAT]


Three fertility specialists say human cloning may only a few months away.
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[SOT 20:22:26]
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((WE WILL GET THERE BECAUSE IT'S A MATTER OF DETERMINATION.)) [butt to 20:22:53 ]
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[VO-NAT]


But critics say animal cloning has problems.. so will human cloning.
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[SOT 20:22:53]
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((THE MOST LIKELY OUTCOME OF HUMAN CLONING IS LATE TERM ABORTION... CHILDREN WHO ARE ABNORMAL.))
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[OUT Q=WHO ARE ABNORMAL.]
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[VO-NAT]


And so the cloning debate heats up even more.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening...

[Cloning]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jha]
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It's a topic that's split the medical and scientific communities.
Today a bold statement by several researchers that they may be just a couple of months away from the first human cloning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


One doctor says his team has already identified 13-HUNDRED infertile, American couples who'd like to be involved in experiments .. and have begun harvesting human cells.
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[SOT 16:54:56]
[IN Q=This technology can]

((DR. PANOS ZAVOS/FERILITY SPECIALIST: THIS TECHOLOGY CAN BE DEVELOPED AND CAN BE MADE SAFE FOR PEOPLE TO USE FOR REPRODUCTIVE PURPOSES.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Panos Zavos/Fertility Specialist]
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[VO-NAT]


Opponents argue there's more than a 90-percent failure rate in animal cloning and more research needs to be done before moving on to humans.
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[SOT 16:55:33]
[IN Q=Practice it is said]

((ALAN COLMAN/PPL THERAPEUTICS: PRACTICE IT IS SAID MAKES PERFECT. BUT IS IT ETHICAL TO PRACTICE? I ABSOLUTELY THINK IT IS NOT IN THE HUMAN CONTEXT.))
[SUPER=01-Alan Colman/PPL Therapeutics]
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[OUT Q=the human context.]
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[VO-NAT]


On Capitol Hill, the house has already voted to ban human cloning .. the senate will take up the issue when it returns after summer recess.
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[Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The sharpest decline in corporate income taxes in 40 years played a part in the toughest financial news Governor Jim Gilmore has had to announce.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The Governor revealed today that "end of fiscal year revenues" fell 52 million dollars short of the projection.
But belt tightening he ordered in the spring, after the General Assembly failed to pass a new budget, means the budget remains in balance.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: ALTHOUGH OUR REVENUE GROWTH HAS SLOWED, OUR CASH POSITION IS STRONG.))
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[OUT Q=our cash position is strong.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=Car Tax]


The revenue shortfall is just three one hundredths of a percent away from triggering a freeze in the car tax cut.


The Governor says he's confident he'll be able to propose the 100 percent tax phase-out in December as he prepares to leave office.


[Nominations]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
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Voters in the eleventh and seventeenth districts will find two familiar names on the ballot this fall.
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[SUPER=403-Roanoke;]

At a mass meeting in Roanoke tonight-- Delegates Chip Woodrum and Vic Thomas captured the Democratic nomination. Neither candidate had opposition. There had been speculation that after 28- years in office Thomas would retire-- but the Democrat says there's work to be done.
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[IN Q=We've seen]

((DEL. VIC THOMAS/D-ROANOKE: WE'VE SEEN WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DON'T WORK TOGETHER., WE'VE GOT TOO MUCH HERE IN VIRGINIA TO JUST WITHER AWAY, LET OUR HIGHER EDUCATION GO DOWN, WE CAN'T DO THAT. ))
[SUPER=401-Vic Thomas/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; ]
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[OUT Q=can't do that.]
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37- people voted at the mass meeting but Woodrum was not able to attend because of a death in the family.
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(( LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: CHIP WOODRUM IS PROBABLY THE ONLY MAN I KNOW WHO HAS BLUE BLOOD AND A RED NECK. NOW YOU THINK THAT'S FUNNY BUT WHAT I SAYS ABOUT CHIP IS THAT ANY STATION IN LIFE YOU COME FROM HE CAN UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU ARE, WHERE YOU CAME FROM AND REPRESENT YOU FULLY AND ADEQUATELY. ))
[SUPER=401-Linda Wyatt/Roanoke City Council; ]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[ss=HOLD]
In other political news--- in Wytheville tonight Republicans nominated Billy Ashworth to run in the sixth district.



[Heat]


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Much of the nation is under a heatwave.
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Whatever it takes to keep cool... that was a job for anyone had to deal with the heat and humidity across much of America.
Fans were brought out for construction workers in Chicago.
In New York City, Air conditioners were the hottest commodity.
And the crunch is stretching America's power system like it's never been stretched before.
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((ROBERT DISCHEL/DISCHEL WEATHER VENTURES: NOBODY PREPARES AS MUCH AS THEY SHOULD.. FOR SUCH A BROAD AREA OVER SUCH AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME.))
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From Montana to Maine electricity demand has soared, That's led to periodic outages in some places. People are being asked to cut back.
And the heat is keeping emergency rooms busy. Doctors say unlike our ancestors, today's air conditioned Americans are out of condition.
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((DR. JIM ADAMS/NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: PEOPLE WERE IN BETTER SHAPE THEY DIDN'T DRINK AS MUCH ALCOHOL AND CAFFEINE SO YES PEOPLE IN PRIOR GENERATIONS DID HANDLE IT BETTER.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jim Adams/Northwestern Memorial Hospital;]
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[OUT Q=HANDLE IT BETTER.]
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If forecasters are correct.. the heat is going to continue
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[Plane-Crash]


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A plane crashed... and of all places... into a busy intersection in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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The Mooney aircraft had just departed from the Lauderdale Executive airport with two people aboard when the pilot asked to return because of a problem.
The plane crashed into the back of a transit bus and clipped the roof of a car before landing on its belly...
Eleven people are hurt in all... one of them seriously.
Both people on the plane were among the injured... and most of the others were on the bus.
The pilot had reported that the plane lost power.
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[77-Wreck]


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Officials in Bland County have a new theory on what caused a deadly crash on Interstate 77 last month.
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[SUPER=03-Bland Co./July 18;]

Five people, including two children, died in this accident near Bastian on July 18th. At first State Police believed a car driven by a West Virginia man crossed the median and caused the wreck. But following an investigation, they now say an Ohio driver, who was among those killed, was the one responsible. Authorities say 60-year-old Renata Richter was traveling south when SHE crossed the median and hit the car carrying a family of four. That group was headed north to West Virginia.
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[Grand-jury]


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Officials say one of the suspects in a June 10th robbery and murder turned himself in to Roanoke police this afternoon.
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[TAKE PINNACLE PAGE] Twenty-one year old "Droop" Bradburn was indicted yesterday, but police had been unable to locate him until he showed up at the police station.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Robert Alphonzo Bradburn is one of those wanted for the robbery and murder of Ryan Fischer and theft of Ben Chastang's car. Though Chastang insists it was NOT related to drugs, the chief prosecutor said today that he doesn't believe that. Commonwealth's Attorney Donald Caldwell says there's evidence that this happened in the course of an attempt to buy cocaine.

[Newman]


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A routine traffic checkpoint in Franklin County escalated into a confrontation that's gaining attention around the country.
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A trooper stopped Ferrum homemaker Abby Newman last September during a routine license checkpoint.
Newman admits she was driving without a license ... but says it was because numeric identification cards violate her religious beliefs.
She refused to give state trooper Mike Bowen her name.
The ensuing confrontation was caught on his patrol car camera ... and ended up on the website, info-wars-dot-com.


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((TROOPER MIKE BOWEN/VA STATE POLICE: STEP OUT OF THE CAR FOR ME, STEP OUT OF THE CAR. ABBY NEWMAN: YOU ARE PHYSICALLY FORCING ME OUT. NO, SIR, DON'T YOU TOUCH ANY OF MY PERSONAL BELONGINGS IN THIS CAR. YOU'RE RIGHT I'VE RECORDED THIS CONVERSATION. TROOPER BOWEN: THAT'S ASSAULT. RESISTING ARREST. ABBY NEWMAN: IT IS NOT ASSAULT. ))
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Newman plans to defend herself against charges of assault on an officer, driving without a license and obstructing justice at her trial next week.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Commonwealth's Attorney's office says it has received letters about the case from people around the country and some anti-government groups.


[Night-Out]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tha]
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Tonight's heat didn't keep Roanoke residents and police from teaming up for an evening of fun.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Several neighborhoods throughout the city held cookouts and other activities as part of National Night out. National Night Out is a yearly event where police and residents come together to promote a positive working relationship.
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[IN Q=Some people]

((LAKISHA GUERRANT/ROANOKE RESIDENT; SOME PEOPLE AROUND HERE DOESN'T THINK POLICE IS ALL THAT GOOD AND IN SOME CASES IT IS AND SOME CASES IT'S NOT. IT WAS FUN WHEN THAT POLICEMAN WAS OVER THERE DANCING AND GETTING A LITTLE CONNECTION WITH THEM. ))
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[OUT Q=connection with them.]
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This particular cookout was held just off Melrose Avenue and was organized by the Melrose Rugby Neighborhood Watch.
A number of outher communities in Southwest and Central Virginia marked the occasion tonight as well.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Did lifeguards do everything they could to help a man attacked by a shark?
His wife says no... we'll hear from her next on News 7.
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And later, an area food bank gets an 11-thousand pound gift.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Shark-Attack]


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A resort in the Bahamas is defending its lifeguards, and the way they handled the rescue of a shark attack victim who lost a leg. They say their lifeguards formed a human chain to rescue Krishna Thompson.
But Thompson's wife says that's not the case.. they just sat and watched. Drew Levinson reports.
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[SUPER=01-Ave Maria Thompson/Wife of Shark Attack Victim; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Nicholas Namias/Trauma Surgeon; :50]
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(( Ave Maria Thompson/wife of shark attack victim He was screaming for help and nobody came. Nobody came. With her husband in critical condition, after loosing his leg from a shark attack, Ave Maria Thompson lashed out at lifeguards Ave Maria He had to swim. They were all scared. They were looking at him and they were scared to get in the water. Thompson recalled her husband Krishna's memories of what happened last Saturday. Ave Marie Thompson ..he was screaming. He had to swim to them. I am so hurt. The thirty eight year old Wall street banker .. was attacked during an early morning swim in the waters off Freeport, in the Bahama. Krishna and his wife were on a 10th wedding anniversary gettaway. After he fought off the shark, Thompson managed to swim to shore. Dr. Nicholas Namias, Trauma Surgeon, Jackson Memorial Hospital The injuries that he had, he should have bled to death right there in the Bahamas on the beach. Levinson: So far this year there have been more than 31 shark attacks worldwide ...two thirds of them in the United States ...most of those off Florida's coast. It was here in this state park near Pensacola where eight year old Jessie Arbogast was attacked while swimming a month ago. Today he's in a nearby hospital. He still can't talk and must be fed through a tube.
Doctors still don't know if the boy will make a full recovery. As for Krishna Thompson .. his wife is grateful doctors were able to save her husbands life...that they will have time together to celebrate that life.. and many more wedding anniversaries. Drew Levinson, Langdon Beach, Florida.))

[Gardenburger]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Gardenburger is recalling one of its products- which contains sulfites not listed on the label.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FULL SCREE]
The recall involves all shipments of Chik n Grill filets.
People sensitive to sulfites can have serious and sometimes life threatening.. allergic reactions to the chemicals.

Consumers can return the product to the store where they bought them for a refund.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Next on News 7, Your Hometown Station is another step closer to entering the digital age.
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And a relic of the age of steam is now in a Virginia museum... It's a major part of one of America's most famous warships.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Food-Bank]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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America's leading producer of pasta has served a major donation for the local food bank.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


This morning, the Southwestern Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank unloaded 11- thousand pounds of Mueller's pasta.

The company is promoting the launch of a new product line with donations to food banks in 20 cities.
It's a welcome addition at a time when food bank supplies traditionally run low.
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[SOT 02:09:32]
[IN Q=We do run low a whole lot of times]

((KITTY TABOR/FOOD SOLICITOR: WE DO RUN LOW A WHOLE LOT OF TIMES AND THE WAREHOUSE CAN BE FULL ONE DAY AND TWO OR THREE DAYS LATER IT WILL BE ALMOST EMPTY. THAT'S HOW GREAT THE NEED IS HERE.))
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[OUT Q=that's how great the need is here.]
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[VO-NAT]


During the last year, the food bank distributed almost eight million pounds of food from its branches in Abingdon, Covington and Roanoke.
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[New-Antenna]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=khu]
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Channel 7 is one step closer to making digital television a reality.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Our new antenna crested the last grade on Poor Mountain this morning, atop a flat bed trailer all the way from Maine.
It's 38 feet tall, weighs a ton and a half and cost about 200-thousand dollars.
It won't be put in place until Fall. Ultimately it'll be a key element in our conversion to digital television.
The new transmitter is already in place, and- -as you probably know- -we're building a new studio on Hershberger Road. All of this will enable W-D-B-J to begin broadcasting a digital signal on Channel 18.
There'll be a six years transition period when we'll be broadcasting on both Channel 7 and 18, but the F-C-C requires us to have the digital antenna on the air by May 1st.
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[Monitor-Engine]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=1]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC1:00:56]
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After more than a hundred years beneath the waves, a big piece of Civil War History is about to go on display.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Newport News]


The steam engine of the U-S-S Monitor now has a new home at the Mariner's Museum in Newport News.
A barge carried the engine up the James River today.
The Monitor revolutionized naval warfare in 18-62 when it fought the Confederate warship Virginia, just off Hampton Roads.
It was the first battle between two ships covered in iron plates to repel cannon balls.
The monitor eventually sank off the coast of North Carolina during a storm.
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[SOT 16:29:30]
[IN Q=Each dive that we]

((ROGER RIENDEAU/CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER; EACH DIVE THAT WE MAKE OUT THERE YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO FIND AND GOING TO SEE AND JUST TO FINALLY SEE THE ENGINE WHICH WE NORMALLY HAVE SEEN FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS WITH WATER AND SURROUNDED BY CORAL AND RUSTED PLATE... TO FINALLY SEE IT COME ASHORE IS REALLY REMARKABLE.))
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[OUT Q=is really remarkable.]
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[VO-NAT]


The engine will be put on display in a conservation tank.
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[S-Extra]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=EXtra]
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Frank Beamer talks about his fresh stock of freshman football players and we will have Hillcats highlights for ya,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]


But first aour extra point. The San Diego Chargers passed on Michael Vick. Today they announced the signing of his replacement. Drew Brees signs a contract that could pay him as much as 10 million dollars if he makes his incentives. He gets a four year deal. His signing bonus was 1.845 million. Brees missed the Chargers first 19 practices.
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[S-Braves]


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Atlanta's Greg Maddux helped the Braves beat Houston 6-5 last night. In the process he established a National League record by going 70 and a-third consecutive innings without issuing a walk. He lasted six innings against the Astros to best the mark of 68 straight innings without a free pass.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montreal, Canada/Cardinals vs. Expos; :00]


Speaking of good pitching, the Cardinals Darryl Kile fired a four-hitter to lead St. Louis over Montreal 3 to 1.
The Cards also got a pair of homers in the two run win at Montreal. Homers by Albert
[SUPER=35-St. Louis/3/Montreal/1;]

Pujols (POO'-hohlz) and Jim Edmonds helped Kile improve to 12-and-7.
Mark McGuire was OH for 4 with three strikeouts, Big Mac is batting .190.
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[S-Cats]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-103 27:12]
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On to the Carolina League. The Salem Avalanche lost to the Potomac Cannons 7-6 last night on the road. The Avs return to Salem Memorial Stadium Friday to begin a seven game home stand.
[GRAPHIC=Hillcats]


Lynchburg was at home last night against Myrtle Beach.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Pelicans vs. Hillcats; :00]


Fans coming through the gate before the game each got a HIllcats bumper sticker, this guy is really thrilled can't you tell.
Bottom of the first, the Pelican catcher loses the ball and Manny Ravelo sprints home from third, he slides head first and is safe. 1-nothing Cats.
Folks, the most dangerous job in TV is the camera guy. Our very own Howard Swank is inches from this rocket of a foul ball, but he keeps on shooting.
[SUPER=36-Lynchburg/3/Myrtle Beach/11;]


To the bottom of the second, Lynchburg's Chris Combs cracks this homerun over the right-centerfield wall, a solo shot, 2-zip.
Then, a few batters later, Jeremy Hart doubles to left and Ronny Paulino rounds third and scores but Myrtle Beach storms back for a 11-3 win.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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At sunrise yesterday, Virginia Tech began the 2001 season with it's freshman.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


The freshman quarterback race seems to be drawing a good bit of attention as Bryan Randall, Chris Clifton and Will Hunt are battling for the back up spot behind Grant Noel. One of them might even contend for the starting job.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Bustle/Tech Offensive Coordinator; :17]
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[OUT Q=work very hard"]
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[VO-NAT]


Practice began at six am, players watched the sun come up on the way out. Star running back recruit Kevin Jones seemed awake and his right ankle, which he injured while playing in a high school football all star game a few weeks ago, looked strong.
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[VO-NAT]


Tech has always been known to welcome and encourage walk ons and former Northside standout Tommy Morgan was simply excited to be on the field.
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[OUT Q=.....having a blast]
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[anchor=steve]
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The upper classmen report to practice this coming Saturday.

[S-Vikings]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-100 (49:41)]
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Tommy Morgan's old teammates at Northside, are missing him and 13 other players who graduated. The Vikings ended last season with a loss to Salem in the Region 3 Division 4 championship. This year will be challenging in the tough Blue Ridge.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We had....]
[SUPER=01-Jim Hickam/Northside Head Coach; :]
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[OUT Q=....those positions."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :]


While Hickam is concerned with filling those lost positions the summer has been very encouraging. An average of 50 players spent the summer working out in the weight room. And the over all numbers are good and the Vikings have some talent at the skilled positions.
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The Roanoke Express owners announced yesterday that they are dropping ticket prices for next season. Silver section seats will drop 6 percent, Gold section seats will fall 13 percent and Platinum level seats will go down 4 percent. Ice level seats and kids 17 and under, their tickets remain the same price.
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Express head coach Perry Florio announced yesterday that veteran goalie Daniel Berthiaume has agreed to terms with the Express for the upcoming season. This will be his seventh season in Roanoke. Last season, Bert was fourth in the ECHL in wins with 26 and fourth in the league in goals against with a 2.40 average. (------------)