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They're not MAD scientists, these researchers say.
The cloning experts are in Washington today, defending the ethics of their work.
The story, coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And we'll hear what Mayor Ralph Smith thinks of Roanoke's economic potential in his first State of the City address.
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[TALENT=Leo]
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Take it easy while doing outdoor activities the heat and humidity will continue....I'll have your hot hometown forecast......
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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News 7 at noon is next.

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Dolly, the sheep was apparently just the beginning.
Now, scientists are discussing the practice and ethics of cloning HUMANS.
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[Cloning]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Will we see a human clone in the not-so-distant future?
Two doctors who believe they can do it are among the cloning experts gathered in Washington today.
Teri Okita reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Panayiotis Zavos/Fertility Specialist;]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Arthur Caplan/Bioethicist;]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=Okita, CBS News, Washington.]

((WITH AT LEAST TWO FERTILITY SPECIALISTS HOPING TO BEGIN HUMAN CLONING EXPERIMENTS THIS YEAR.... AN INTERNATIONAL PANEL OF SCIENTISTS IS MEETING HERE IN WASHINGTON TO DEBATE THIS CONTROVERSIAL TOPIC.

(NATZ FROM TODAY'S MEETING)


EVEN BEFORE TODAY'S DISCUSSION... DOCTOR SEVERINO ANTINORI AND HIS COLLEAGUE DOCTOR PANOS ZAVOS SAY THEY HAVE BEGUN HARVESTING HUMAN CELLS. THE RESEARCHERS SAY THEY'VE ALREADY IDENTIFIED 13 HUNDRED COUPLES IN THIS COUNTRY AS CANDIDATES FOR THEIR EXPERIMENTS.

SOT: DR. PANOS ZAVOS/FERTILITY SPECIALIST

"THERE ARE MILLION OF PEOPLE WHO NEED THIS TECHNOLOGY TO REPRODUCE AND WE ARE IN THE BUSINESS OF HELPING INFERTILE COUPLES HAVE CHILDREN.

(ANIMATION)


FOR EXAMPLE THE DOCTORS WOULD TAKE A DONOR CELL FROM THE FATHER OF AN INFERTILE COUPLE AND COMBINE IT WITH A FEMALE EGG THAT HAS HAD IT'S GENETIC MATERIAL REMOVED. A JOLT OF ELECTRICITY WOULD STIMULATE THE CELL TO DIVIDE BECOMING AN EMBRYO. CARRIED TO TERM THE BABY BORN WOULD BE GENETICALLY IDENTICAL TO THE FATHER.
WHILE CLONING TECHNOLOGY HAS COME A LONG WAY SINCE DOLLY THE SHEEP, THERE ARE STILL MANY STAUNCH CRITICS.

SOT: DR. ARTHUR CAPLAN/BIOETHICIST

"CLONING TURNS OUT TO PRODUCE DEAD, STILLBORN, DAMAGED OR DISEASED ANIMALS. NINE OUT OF TEN TIMES, THE EMBRYOS DON'T WORK."

(STANDUP - not verbatim.)


CLONING PROPONENTS SAY THERE'S NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT WILL HELP THEM OVERCOME PROBLEMS OF THE PAST. THEY HOPE TO PURSUE THEIR WORK IN THIS COUNTRY, BUT ARE PREPARED TO GO ELSEWHERE IF LAWS PREVENT IT. RIGHT NOW THERE IS NO FEDERAL LAW THAT BANS CLONING. TERI OKITA.

))[Romania-Mine]


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At least 14 coal miners are dead after a methane gas explosion in western Romania.
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Two others were injured in the country's worst mining accident in more than a decade.
Officials say they don't know yet what caused last night's explosion in the Vulcan mine, the country's main coalfield.
Romania's prime minister has ordered an investigation.
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[Food-Bank]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jda]
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Feeding the hungry is a full-time job for the Southwestern Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank. And securing enough food to meet the demand of the region's non-profit agencies is a constant challenge.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


This morning, food bank employees unloaded 11-thousand pounds of pasta donated by Mueller's (MUH-lerz).
The company is launching a new product line by donating enough pasta to feed a million people in 20 cities, including Roanoke.
And Food Bank officials say the donation is appreciated.
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[SOT 02:10:11]
[IN Q=Because it's something]

((BECAUSE IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE DON'T GET HERE VERY OFTEN AND PASTA GOES A LONG WAY WITH MAKING THE MEALS. THEY CAN SERVE IT IN SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS AND GIVE IT OUT TO THE NEEDY. IT'S JUST A WONDERFUL PRODUCT.))
[SUPER=01-Kitty Tabor/Food Solicitor;]
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[OUT Q=just a wonderful product.]
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[VO-NAT]


During the last budget year, the Food Bank distributed almost eight million pounds of food from its branches in Abingdon, Covington and Roanoke.
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[Smith]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-43 14:02:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke's star is rising as a center for business and technology...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


That was the rosy picture painted by Mayor Ralph Smith in his first State of the City address before the Chamber of Commerce this morning.
He counted the new Carilion Biotechnology Institute, the growth of several technology-based companies and plans for a new stadium complex and professional basketball team among the signs of progress.
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[SOT2:49:32 - :51]
[IN Q=Ladies and gentlemen]

((RALPH SMITH/MAYOR: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TECHNOLOGY IS OUR FUTURE. FOR MANY YEARS, THE SUCCESS OF THIS VALLEY WAS TIED TO THE STEAM ENGINE. WE WOULD NOT BE WHERE WE ARE TODAY IF IT WEREN'T FOR THE RAILROAD. BUT TIMES CHANGE AND THE ENGINE THAT WILL MOVE US THROUGHT THE 21ST CENTURY IS TECHNOLOGY.))
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[OUT Q=21st Century is technology.]
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[VO-NAT]


Smith also praised local governments for their cooperation and applauded Roanoke city government for trying to cut business costs.
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[2-Giles-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rca]
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A man who escaped from sheriff's deputies in Giles County yesterday is back in custody.
He was captured in Bluefield, West Virginia last night.
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Authorities searched for 22-year-old Curtis Ray Bailey Junior with dogs and helicopters for more than three hours yesterday morning before the trail went cold.
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The West Virginia man was wanted for probation violations and is a suspect in a Giles County robbery. Bailey and three others were arrested in the early morning hours yesterday after they led a Narrows Police officer on a chase and ran over his foot. Curtis Bailey was the only one to escape from custody.
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[Indictments]


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Roanoke Police are asking for help in finding one of the suspects indicted yesterday for robbery and murder.
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[Take Pinnacle Page]
Robert Alphonzo Bradburn was named in an eight-count indictment returned by the Grand Jury late yesterday. The police department issued a news release this morning saying "police are actively searching" for Bradburn. He's 21, also goes by the street name: "Droop."
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Bradburn and 20-year old Antoine Thompson were both indicted yesterday in the robbery of money, jewelry and a car from Ben Chastang last month and the murder of Ryan Fischer. The prosecutor says it was an attempt to buy cocaine. [Tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Supporters for an embattled congressman come to his aid. We'll have that story after a quick break.
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and we'll tell you about why gun makers are breathing easier today.
First, we're going to find out how high the temperatures are going to soar this afternoon-- Here's Leo in the weather center.
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[Condit-Rally]


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Congressman Gary Condit is keeping a low profile in his home district in California--
But his FATHER is embracing the spotlight on his behalf.
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The Reverend Andrian Condit was one of about 150 people who came out to a rally last night.
Participants carried signs both for and AGAINST the Congressman.
Meanwhile, the Reverend Condit says his family is holding up well, despite all the media attention surrounding the Chandra Levy investigation.
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[IN Q=Implications and accusations]

((REV. ADRIAN CONDIT/GARY CONDIT'S FATHER: IMPLICATIONS OR ACUSATIONS SOURCES KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, WILL NEVER DIVIDE THE CONDIT FAMILY. ))
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Congressman Condit hasn't spoken publicly about Levy, who's been missing for more than three months.
Police maintain Condit is NOT a suspect in the former intern's disappearance.
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[5-Allen-Tour]


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He did it as governor and promised to do it as a senator.
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But George Allen knows his first R-V listening tour as a U-S Senator is likely to focus more on events in Richmond this year, than on those in Washington.
Allen says he'll listen to -- but does NOT like answering questions on -- the state budget stalemate among leaders of his own party in Richmond.
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[SOT 10:09:28]
[IN Q=I'll be straightforward with you]

((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN: I'LL BE STRAIGHTFORWARD WITH YOU. NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO... YOU HEAR QUESTIONS ABOUT IT. AND PEOPLE NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT. FROM PEOPLE IN SHERIFF'S OFFICES TO THOSE INVOLVED IN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AND OTHERS. SO THAT'S THE LAY OF THE LAND. THAT'S NOT ANYTHING THAT AS U.S. SENATOR I CAN DO. I THINK IT'S UNFORTUNATE.))
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Senator Allen is supportive of the phase-out of the car tax.
But he thinks it's unfortunate Republicans could NOT agree on how it should happen.



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Amanda Fackler was only 14 years old when she lost her sight after her uncle shot her in the face.
Now, the teenager from Bassett is learning to deal with her new limitations.
But as Marya Jones tells us, her family and friends are helping her adjust.
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[IN Q=Step, step]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.; :00]
[SUPER=07-Amanda Fackler; :32 QUICK!]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./2000; :35 QUICK!]
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[NATSOUND 54:21 - :24]
((NATSOTS: "STEP, STEP."))

[RUNS:03]
It's been an uphill climb, but Amanda Fackler is finally falling in step with her normal life again.
Two years ago, her uncle shot her in the face, leaving her blind and with lead poisoning.
After a painful recovery, Amanda's back to being a normal teenager again...
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[SOT 1:18:07 - :10]

((AMANDA NATS: WELL, WHY DO YOU TREAT ME LIKE A CHILD? WON'T LET ME GO OUT.)) [RUNS:03]
Amanda lost both eyes after the shooting.
She's hoping to get baby blue prosthetic ones... but her mom's not sure how they'll pay for them.
They're waiting to see if the state will come through with money from a fund for crime victims.
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[SOT 1:08:00 - :03]

((AMANDA FACKLER: I'VE ALWAYS WANTED BLUE EYES... BLONDE HAIR AND BLUE EYES.)) [RUNS:03]
Amanda's uncle, William Edward Mize, is serving a 51-year sentence for shooting her.
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[SOT 1:07:16 - :20]

(( I'M NOT MAD AT HIM FOR SHOOTING ME. IT STILL KIND OF BOTHERS ME HE SHOT MY MOM. )) [RUNS:04]
Her mother, Wanda Mize, was also hit with shotgun pellets.
She says caring for Amanda the last two years has kept her from working a normal job.
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[SOT 59:56 - 1:00:07]

((WANDA MIZE: WE LOST OUR HOME, OUR VEHICLE, EVERYTHING. RIGHT NOW WE'RE STARTING FROM SCRATCH AND TRYING TO REBUILD OUR LIVES.)) [RUNS:11]
For a while, Amanda attended a school for the blind.
But she missed her friends and family.
She'll start 10th grade at Bassett High School this year.
Just another step toward her old routine....
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[SOT 1:05:13 - :24]

((AMANDA FACKLER: GOING SKATING, TO THE MOVIES, JUST RIDING AROUND LIKE A NORMAL TEENAGER.... MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: WHAT DO YOU DO AT THE MOVIES? JUST LISTEN?.... AMANDA FACKLER: USUALLY THROW POPCORN AT MY FRIENDS.)) [RUNS:11]
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((WANDA MIZE: SHE STILL WANTS ME TO TAKE HER TO PARKING LOTS AND LET HER DRIVE. (LAUGHS). SHE'S GOT A REAL GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR. )) [RUNS:06]
Amanda will probably never see again... but her view on life is anything but dim.
Marya Jones, News-7, Patrick County.))

[Gun-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The California Supreme Court ruled yesterday that gun manufacturers couldn't be held liable for illegal acts committed with their products.
In a 5-1 decision Monday, the California Supreme Court ruled victims cannot sue weapons manufacturers for damages when criminals use their products illegally.
Lance Evans has more.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up in just a moment, Leo will let us know when we can find some relief from the heat,
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Also, we'll tell you why a California man is making a living by scooping all the competition.
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[Poo-Nanny]


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His business hasn't been around for very long--
But already it's getting tough for a Los Angeles- area man to keep up with the demand.
As Mike Castellucci tells us, it's a dirty job, but someone has to do it.
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[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jonathon Herzog/Client; :37]
[SUPER=01-Mike Castellucci/Reporting; :57]
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[Weather] [NOON WEATHER] [08/07/2001] [TWO SHOT]
[WXPRO/FULL] ROANOKE STATS LYNCHBURG STATS
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[CK/VIEWERNET=]SCHOOL STATS
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 44 points.

[super=460-x/44/x/3;]


Nasdaq has gained three.


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up - Salem is looking for a way to stay on top -
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And he's not full of hot air - he's really flying the friendly skies balloon style. Don't go away - News 7 at Noon will be right back.
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[S-Softball]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-103 26:02]
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The Amateur Softball Association Girls Class A Fast Pitch 18- and- under National Championship Tournament gets underway at the Moyer sports complex today.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


97 teams from all 50 states will play.
Last night at the Salem Civic Center, the tourney held it's opening ceremonies.
U-S gold medalist pitcher Michelle Smith, whose Olympic gold team will play the women's professional softball league All Stars Thursday, was the keynote speaker.
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[OUT Q=perspective"]
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The tourney runs through Sunday, and is a double elimination format.
Fans can expect nothing but the best softball.
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[SUPER=01-John Shaner/Moyer Sports Complex Manager; :]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=.....in the last 2 days"]
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[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-95 (1:03:11)]
[GRAPHIC=Friday football Extra]

Friday Football Extra starts another season on August 24th - but high schools all over the valley are already busy preparing for the season. Salem is trying to figure out how to top a state championship year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg/Salem vs. Park View; :]


After starting last season 3 and 3, The Spartans would capture the Group Two A state championship with a win over Park View.
But there was little talk of that championship when the Spartans hit the field to open practice yesterday morning.


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[SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; :]
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[OUT Q=.....our lesson early."]
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[VO-NAT]


Realistically, The Spartans could be headed to another state championship. Six players return on both sides of the ball.
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[OUT Q=.....TO SHOW THAT."]
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[Balloonist]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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And before we wrap up today--
He's at it again...Round-the-world balloonist Steve Fossett is once again floating in the sky.
Fossett left Australia behind today, and took off on his flight over the Pacific Ocean.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Above South Wales;]


He's hoping to complete his bid to circle the world.
His balloon, Solo Spirit, is flying high at 22-thousand feet into the air.
Fossett appears to be making the best of his cramped living quarters.
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[SOT 10:24:42 ]
[IN Q=I don't see any]

((STEVE FOSSETT/BALLOONIST:I DON'T SEE ANY PROBLEMS WITH THIS. THE CAPSULE IS QUITE A WONDER, THERE IS REALLY A LOT OF EQUIPMENT HERE ))
[SUPER=01-Steve Fossett/Balloonist;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=lot of equipment here.]
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[VO-NAT]


This is the Chicago investment tycoon's FIFTH attept to circle the globe alone in a balloon.
If successful, his trip should take between 14 and 20 days.
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