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Coming up on News 7-
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Tonight's thunderstorms are being blamed for a Roanoke house fire. We'll show you what happened when lightning struck. Plus, scores of people turn out at a Roanoke vigil in hopes of sending a message: no more violence agains homosexuals. And, animals may be more than our buddies. They may also be the key to a healthy state of mind.
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News 7 is next.

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Strong thunderstorms blow through western Virginia... knocking down trees and setting fires.
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Good Evening I'm Shannon Young. Jean has the night off.

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A home in South Roanoke suffered heavy damage tonight when it was struck by lightning.
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The impact knocked bricks from the chimney, and set the roof on fire.
Kimberly Templeton was home with her three children when the storm moved through around eight o'clock.
She says it sounded like a bomb had hit her house.
Everyone made it out okay and firefighters retrieved the family dog after it ran back inside.
But the flames were difficult to reach.
A preliminary estimate set the damages at more than 50- thousand dollars.
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Another fire tonight, this one NOT caused by a thunderstorm.
Firefighters responded to the Modine Manufacturing plant in Buena Vista around 4:30 this afternoon.
The fire caused moderate damage to the roof.
Investigators believe it started because of combustibles located too close to a bake oven vent.
One firefighter was taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion.
He was treated and released from the hospital.
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[Record-Demand]


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Consumers across the state set summer records for power consumption this week.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The heat and humidity prompted people to turn up their air conditioners.
Dominion customers set a peak summer record on Wednesday.
American Electric Power says a new summer record was set by its customers Wednesday as well, and it was broken AGAIN yesterday.
Although there is an adequate supply, both companies ask customers to use energy wisely. [PRE PRO]
You can do that by closing blinds and drapes-- that keeps the sun and its heat out.
Use ceiling and portable fans to move air around your home.
And keep doors closed -- every time you open one a huge blast of hot air enters your cool home.
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[SUPER=03-Delaware Co., PA]


While Virginia power companies say there's plenty of electricity to go around, that's not the case in the Northeast.
Thousands of customers lost power last night in Pennsylvania.
Utility companies blamed the outage on over use during the weeklong heat wave.
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[SOT 15:32:43]
[IN Q=I had sirloin]

((FREDA CIAMPITTI/LOST POWER; I HAD SIRLOIN STEAK, I HAD PORTERHOUSE STEAKS I JUST BOUGHT. I HAD HAM. I HAD ICE CREAM, GRAVY IN THERE. I HAD JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING IN THERE.))
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[OUT Q=just about everything in there.]
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[SUPER=03-Boston, MA]


Operators of New England's electricity grid were projecting fourth straight record day for electricity demand.
In some parts of Boston today, stores had to close because of scattered outages.
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[Power-Line]


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U-S Forest Service officials said NO to a new A-E-P Power line once before.
And now they're rethinking the matter.
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The plan is to build a new line from Wyoming County, West Virginia, to Jacksons Ferry, in Wythe County.
The Forest Service said the original proposed line would have a negative environmental impact on the Jefferson National Forest.
Since A-E-P got the OK from just about every state agency, the Forest Service has decided to "supplement" its original statement by having a new round of public hearings. [PRE PRO]
Hearing dates are as follows -- August 20th at Springville Elementary School in North Tazewell, August 21st at Fort Chiswell High School in Max Meadows, and August 23rd at Bland County High School in Bland.
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[Haz-Mat]


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It was a busy night for Roanoke Fire and EMS crews even before storms moved through the Valley. An ammonia leak early in the evening brought emergency personnel to a manufacturing facility near the airport.
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Firefighters responded to the John C. Nordt Company around seven o'clock tonight.
They say a shutoff valve on a 150-pound cylinder of ammonia gas malfunctioned.
A small amount of the gas was released... but no employees or firefighters suffered any serious injuries.
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A 23-year old New York woman is the sole survivor of a helicopter crash near the Grand Canyon.
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[SUPER=03-Meadview, AZ]

She was one of seven people in the A-S-350 helicopter when it went down under unknown circumstances at 2:35 p-m Pacific time. Reports indicate the weather was partly cloudy and storm-free at the time of the crash. The sole survivor is in critical condition with burns to over 80-percent of her body. There's no word yet on the identities of the victims. The crash is the deadliest Canyon tour accident in more than six years.
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One man is dead and three police officers injured after a shootout in Texas.
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[SUPER=03-Texas City, TX;]

Investigators in Texas City aren't sure what started the incident. Officers had opened the front door of a bar to throw in some gas when the suspect busted through the door and opened fire, hitting three of the officers. Police returned fire and killed the gunman. All of the officers were wearing protective vests.
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[Gilmore]


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Governor Gilmore says the balanced budget has extra cash for higher education.
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Today he toured Radford University's Peters Hall. The building was one of many capital projects at colleges around the state put on hold because of the budget impasse.

Radford says it needs 9-point-6-million dollars to finish up. Gilmore will wait until the end of the month to allocate funds.
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[IN Q=EVERY COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY MAKES]

((GOVERNOR GILMORE; EVERY COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY MAKES ITS CASE BUT WE WANT TO LOOK AT WHAT IS MOST CRITICAL TO EACH COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY AND THEN GET THOSE THINGS GOING.))
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Radford officials are hopeful Peters Hall will be funded because Gilmore came to their campus. The Governor estimates he has 30 to 40 million dollars for the state.
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[Parry-McCluer]


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The new Parry McCluer high school is almost ready to open, and the emphasis for the Fighting Blues will be high-tech.
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[SUPER=03-Buena Vista]

The school is offering an expanded vocational department, and added manufacturing classes. Local business have donated more than a quarter-million dollars in heating and air conditioning equipment. School officials hope that the expanded programs will benefit Buena Vista by providing highly-trained workers for current and prospective businesses.
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[IN Q=It makes it...]

((HERB CRIMP/VOCATIONAL INSTRUCTOR; IT MAKES IT REALLY EXCITING FOR THEM BY SHARING IT WITH OTHER STUDENTS, AS WELL AS REMEMBERING IT FROM A LEARNING STANDPOINT.))
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[OUT Q=from a learning standpoint.]
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[VO-NAT - 11+]

Rockbridge County students are also eligible for the vocational classes, and Dabney S. Lancaster Community college will be holding two night classes there. The school will open August 27th.
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[Vigil]


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Nearly a hundred people took a stand tonight against violence towards gays.
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They gathered at the Unitarian Church in Roanoke for a candle light vigil.
The event attracted gay activists, community leaders, and citizens who are not gay.
The vigil was prompted after recent attacks on gays including one outside a Roanoke gay church last week.
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[SOT 00:03:50; :00:02:15]
[IN Q=We want those people]

((EDDIE RATLIFF/ORGANIZER: WE WANT THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT GAY ACTIVIST, NOT NECESSARY POLITICAL LEADERS OR CIVIC LEADERS, WE WANT THE EVERYDAY AVERAGE PERSON TO SAY THIS IS NOT RIGHT.)) ((TRACY TRYALL: ITS A DIVERSE CROWD AND I THINK ITS IMPORTANT WHATEVER THEIR LIFESTYLE WHATEVER THEIR CHOICES TO SHOW LOVE INSTEAD OF HATE.))
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[OUT Q=instead of hate]
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The family of Danny Overstreet spoke at tonight's vigil.
He's the man who was killed last year at the Backstreet Cafe.
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President Bush has made his decision on stem cell research... now he's taking fire from people on both sides of the debate.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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And next stop-- the international space station.
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The Space Shuttle Discovery is on its way to the International Space Station.
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[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Ctr., FL]


The shuttle roared into the hazy Florida sky just after five this afternoon.
Discovery is carrying seven astronauts and cosmonauts, three of whom will spend the next four months at the space station.
The shuttle will pick up the three current station residents on Sunday.
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[Stem-Cell]


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Where do we go now? That's the question researchers have after President Bush decided federal funds will help pay for some types of stem cell research. Teri Okita has more on last night's announcement and the division it's sparked.
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((IN TRYING TO FIND A COMPROMISE, PRESIDENT BUSH ANNOUNCED THAT ONLY 60-EXISTING STEM CELL LINES COULD BE USED FOR RESEARCH NO NEW EMBRYOS WOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE USING PUBLIC MONEY. (Super: Karen Hughes/Counselor to the President)
SOT: He feels he has arrived at a solution that offers the hope of great scientific progress without crossing that thre

shold moral line. (07) TRACK: ONCE A STEM CELL IS REMOVED FROM THE EMBRYO, IT REPLICATES CREATING A STEM CELL "line" SCIENTISTS BELIEVE THESE LINES CAN BE MANIPULATED INTO HUNDREDS OF TYPES OF TISSUES ... THAT WILL HELP THEM SEARCH FOR CURES TO MANY CHRONIC ILLNESSES. (Super: Tommy Thompson/HHS Secretary)
SOT: We have great confidence that these existing lines will provide for very effective, productive research. (08)

TRACK: BUT, OPPONENTS SAY THE PRESIDENT DID AN ABOUT-FACE AFTER PROMISING TO BAN THIS TYPE OF RESEARCH AND THE COMPROMISE IS MORALLY UNACCEPTABLE. (Super: Bay Buchanan/President, American Cause 21:00:03)
SOT: He would have been a far greater leader, a far greater spokesman, a far greater voice for the unborn, had he shut

that door entirely, bolted it and thrown away the key. (12) TRACK: JUST AS DISAPPOINTED ARE MANY SUPPORTERS OF THE RESEARCH INCLUDING FELLOW REPUBLICAN ORRIN HATCH, WHO SAYS THE DECISION COULD DELAY SCIENTIFIC AND MEDICAL PROGRESS. (Super: Sen. Orrin Hatch/(R-Utah))
SOT: It is not clear how many of the existing cell lines will pass NIH muster, and whether they represent the necessary

racial, gender and blood type diversity that science really requires. (13)
(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting) STANDUP: `Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are just as divided over President Bushs decision so expect legislative showdowns on a number of bills already introduced on this very controversial issue. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

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A popular Roanoke teen dance club is no more.
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The Junction on Williamson Road officially closed today.
Owner J-R Wilfong says a recent fight at the club prompted the decision.
Last Friday night, a security guard tried to break up a fight outside the club by using pepper spray.
The teen then ran back into the club, causing some teens to get sick.
Several were taken to the hospital.
The Junction will remain closed tonight and tomorrow, and then re-open Sunday as a restaurant.
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A shakeup in the local radio rankings.
Find out who's on top and who used to be, next on News 7.
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And later, some big animals help some little kids deal with their emotions.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Radio-Ratings]


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The latest radio ratings are a hit with some local stations.
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For the first time in years, Q-99 is at the top of the heap, drawing the most listeners in the Spring ratings period.
General Manager Leonard Wheeler says it's good news ... and so is the success of his new station, Star Country.
Though Star Country is 6th in the ratings, it's helped knock competing country station WYYD from first to fourth.


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[IN Q=It's real gratifying]

((LEONARD WHEELER/GENERAL MANAGER: IT'S REAL GRATIFYING TO GET INTO COUNTRY AS COMPETITIVE AS WE KNEW IT WOULD BE AND, WITHIN A YEAR, HAVE THE SUCCESS THAT WE'VE HAD. ))
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[OUT Q=success that we've had.]
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WYYD'S General Manager points out it's still the top country station.
It's sister station, WJJS soared in the ratings as the number one Top 40 station.
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[IN Q=We're extremely thrilled.]

((CHRIS CLENDENEN/GENERAL MANAGER: WE'RE EXTREMELY THRILLED. CLEAR CHANNEL WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO END UP WITH 4 OUT OF THE TOP 5 MOST-LISTENED TO STATIONS IN THE MARKET AND WE COULDN'T BE HAPPIER.))
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[OUT Q=couldn't be happier.]
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[PRE-PRO OF STATION RANKINGS]
This is how the stations ranked:
Q-99 first... WROV was second... WJJS was third... WYYD fourth... Magic FM leaped to fifth... Star Country to sixth... and K-92 FELL to seventh.
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[Appox-Fire]


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Today's hot temperatures made it difficult for firefighters battling a blaze that destroyed a barn in Appomattox County this afternoon.
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Crews from Pamplin, Prospect and Appomattox responded to the call on Route 601 around 1:30.
The barn was already engulfed in flames when they arrived.
The owner says the fire destroyed hundreds of bales of hay.
A Forestry Department tractor was called in to remove the burning hay so firefighters could extinguish it.
The cause is under investigation.
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Officials DON'T know if it was the heat that sent a Campbell County football player to the hospital today.
A member of Brookville High School's varsity team began feeling ill during this morning's practice and started to hyperventilate.
He was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital where he was treated in the emergency room and released.
Brookville principal Jim Whorley says team trainers are monitoring the heat index during practice and players take breaks as needed.

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Lots of sports tonight including Carolina and Appy league highlights, Virginia Tech football media day recap for ya and qualifying from the Glen, but first our extra point.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Season; :00]

Roanoke Express head coach Perry Florio announced today that he has traded defenseman Calvin Elfring.
Elfring goes to the Arkansas Riverblades. Roanoke gets in return rookie left winger Vernon Fiddler, a player to be named later and cash.
Elfring was a two time ECHL all star from his defenseman position. He registered 16 goals and 35 assists this past season.
Fiddler played most of last season in the Western Hockey League where he scored 73 points.
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NASCAR will release the results of their investigation on Dale Earnhardt's death August 21st. But today, the Orlando Sentinel printed what NASCAR will mostly likely include in it's final report.
That is that NASCAR's investigation of Dale Earnhardt's fatal wreck at Daytona indicates that race cars are still not safe enough in crashes and that the broken seat belt is not to blame for Earnhardt's death.
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[SUPER=03-Daytona, FL/February 18; :00]

The newspaper reports that NASCAR's investigation will confirm the findings of an independent expert that Earnhardt died of a sudden head whip when his car hit the wall on the final lap of the February 18th Daytona 500.
NASCAR released a statement today, in response to the reports in the Orlando paper saying it will not respond the the papers reports.
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[SS=Earnhardt Invest.]


NASCAR also said in it's statement that it's investigation is as thorough and as comprehensive as a report ever done in the history of motorsports. We will await those reports, but it seems a good portion of the facts have been presented today.

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Dale Jarrett had none won a pole at a road course in 31 attempts. That drout ended today as Winston Cup drivers ran through Bud pole qualifying for Sunday's Global Crossing at the Glen.
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[SUPER=03-Watkins Glen, NY/CNN-SI; :00]


Not the safest place in the world for this varmot to be cruising other female varmots.
He would have to watch out for Ricky Craven especially. Craven and the Tide car loose it coming off one of the many turns at the Glenn, he does safe it though.
Dale Jarrett would go on to win the pole, his fourth of the season in the Number 88 car and he would welcome a teammate on the front row to complete a Robert Yates sweep, Ricky Rudd will start second, behind DJ.
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[SUPER=0107-1. Dale Jarrett/122.697/2. Ricky Rudd//3. Jerry Nadeau//4. Robby Gordon//5. Rusty Wallace//;]
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[SUPER=0107-6. Ron Fellows//7. Todd Bodine//8. Scott Pruett//9. John Andretti//10. Kevin Harvick//;]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Tony Stewart//12. Ward Burton//13. Jeff Gordon//14. Bobby Labonte//15. Mark Martin//;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Sterling Marlin//17. Ron Hornaday//18. Kyle Petty//19. Joe Nemechek//20. Boris Said//;]
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[SUPER=0107-21. Bill Elliott//22. Jeff Burton//23. Michael Waltrip//24. Elliott Sadler//25. Jimmy Spencer//;]
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[SUPER=0107-26. Johnny Benson//27. Dale Earnhardt Jr.//28. Kurt Busch//29. Brett Bodine//30. Bobby Hamilton//;]
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[SUPER=0107-31. Anthony Lazzaro//32. Ken Schrader//33. Kevin Lepage//34. Casey Atwood//35. Dave Blaney//;]
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[SUPER=0107-36. Terry Labonte//37. Steve Park//38. Matt Kenseth//39. Jeremy Mayfield//40. Ricky Craven//;]
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[SUPER=0107-41. Stacy Compton//42. Brian Simo//43. Rick Mast//;]
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[S-Rangers]


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To the Appalachian League where the Pulaski rangers played host to the Johnson City Cardinals and former major leaguer was on the mound.
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[SUPER=03-Pulaski/Cardinals vs. Rangers; :00]


Former St. Louis Cardinal Rick Ankiel would start for Johnson City in his first appearance in Pulaski.
Ankiel would pitch three innings and the only thing that could stop him was a rain delay. In three innings he struck out six, gave up one hit and had no walks. Ankiel did not have as much success at the plate, going oh for 2.
The Cards won big.
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[S-Tech]


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The Virginia tech football team is ranked in the top five in many preseason polls and while the Hokies have no doubt arrived, construction of the program continues. Mike Stevens has more from media day.
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[SUPER=01-Grant Noel/Virginia Tech Quarterback; :47]
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[SUPER=01-Kevin Jones/Virginia Tech Freshman Tailback; 1:43]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Panthers]


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The Carolina Panthers fell to the Jacksonville Jaguars 18-16 last night in pre season action.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL/Panthers vs. Jaguars; :00]


The high point for the Panthers had to be the play of rookie quarterback Chris Wienke. The former Florida State Seminole was 10 for 16 for 108 yards and a touchdown. His TD pas goes to Darryl Daniel, a four yard strike that made it 16-9 Cats.
Jeff Lewis, the starter a head of Weinke was 4 of 7 for 59 yards in three series.
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[Pet-Therapy]


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Animals are much more than companions. For some local kids --they're a form of therapy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Even the llamas. Twice a week Heartland Rehabilitation Center brings pet therapy to the West End Center.
The animals help the children learn the art of patience and respect -- and how to express their emotions in a positive way.
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[SOT06:06:10]
[IN Q=It's really been some]

((MONA SAMS/HEARTLAND REHABILITATION CTR.; IT'S REALLY BEEN SOME PIONEERING GOING ON BUT ACTUALLY THE CHILDREN HAVE BEEN MOST RESPONSIVE AND IN THE TWO MONTHS THAT WE HAVE BEEN COMING HERE --THERE'S BEEN SOME REALLY DRAMATIC CHANGES))
[SUPER=01-Mona Sams/Heartland Rehabilitation Ctr.]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=dramatic changes]
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[VO-NAT:8]


For James Salisbury it's been a change of attitude. He says bonding with Meghan the llama has helped him deal with anger.
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[SOT6:22:01]
[IN Q=Sometimes people come-up]

((JAMES SALISBURY:SOMETIMES PEOPLE COME UP AND TRY AND HIT ME --WHEN MEGHAN WASN'T HERE I USE TO GO OFF ON THEM --BUT NOW WHEN MEGHAN COMES HERE I JUST IGNORE THEM))
[SUPER=07-James Salisbury]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=just ignore them]
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[VO-NAT:8]


The West End Center says the program has been such a success it hopes to make it available for all the children. (-------------)