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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

Several children manage to run for help after their truck crashes leaving the driver trapped. Al Gore makes one of his first public appearances since losing the presidential election. And, an early look at how many people attended this year's Fiddler's Convention.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.





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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
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[VO-NAT]

Money from the 1998 tobacco settlement is being spent on a lot of things -- but a new report says only a small part is going to smoking prevention.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Settlement]

Officials who brokered the deal were hoping the funds would be spent on programs to prevent smoking.
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[VO-NAT 16 before bite]
[SUPER=@File;]

But a new study shows that most states are spending the funds in other ways. According to the study-- only about FIVE percent of the multi-billion dollar settlement is going to smoking prevention which angers Matthew Myers- president of the campaign for tobacco free kids.
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[IN Q=The states ]

((THE STATES FAILURE....PREMATURE DEATHS UNNECESSARILY.))
[SUPER=07-Matthew Myers;]
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[OUT Q=UNNECESSARILY.]
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[VO-NAT 6 plus pad]

Even less money, just THREE percent, is going to help tobacco growers. About 36 percent is going to health care.
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[BellHaven-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-29 -1:07:52]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

An accident in Roanoke County sent a man and three children to the hospital tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Authorities responded to the accident on Bell Haven Road shortly after 8 this evening. A Ford pickup truck ran off the road, hit several trees and flipped over. The driver was pinned in the truck, but three children escaped and ran to a nearby house for help.
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[SOT - 8:39:30]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=07-Nancy English;]

((NANCY ENGLISH; ALL THE SUDDEN THE TELEVISION WENT BLANK, AND I HEARD A BOOM. AND I LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW AND SAW SMOKE COMING UP FROM THE DRIVEWAY, AND THEN I LOOKED AND SAW MY TREE WAS KNOCKED DOWN, AND THE CAR WAS IN THE FRONT YARD UPSIDE DOWN, AND THREE CHILDREN WERE RUNNING UP TO THE FRONT PORCH, THAT WERE HURT.))
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[OUT Q=that were hurt.]
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[VO-NAT]

None of the injuries were described as life threatening. Police say all four passengers were wearing their seatbelts.
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[Vegas-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=twa]
[TAPE#=net]
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The bodies of six people killed in a helicopter crash have been recovered.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Meadview, AZ]


The crash happened yesterday at Grand Wash Cliffs near the Grand Canyon.
Authorities say the remains of the pilot and members of a sightseeing family have been taken to a temporary morgue.
The sole survivor of the crash is in critical condition.
The cause of the accident has not been determined.
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[City-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-36 - 47:57]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City]

The Roanoke city school system is making some changes. The system announced today it's revising some of its human resources policies. This-- after a report found that more than 30 of its employees had criminal records. Richard Lesko has more.
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((Last month's audit report was critical of the school system's Human Resources Department... having found that over the past two years, more than 30- employees with criminal backgrounds, have worked for the school system. [PRE-PRO] Superintendant Wayne Harris responded to that report, announcing that a team of human resource professionals will be assembled to review the hiring practices of the school system, and also any worker who fails to disclose a criminal conviction will now be terminated. Of the 36 employees in question, about half are still with the school system, and Harris says 12 of those employees ha

ve not been convicted within the last ten years. Richard Lesko, News 7, Roanoke.))[Fiddlers-Convention]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-34- TC-35:37]
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The 66th annual old fiddler's covention in Galax is going strong on its last night.
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The week long event attracted nearly forty thousand spectators, including 22-hundred performers. This is the oldest and largest fiddler's convention in the world.
And while it may get bigger and better every year---organizers say the goal of the convention never changes.
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[SOT 15:20:21]
[IN Q=People just got interested]

((OSCAR HALL/ORGANIZER: PEOPLE JUST GOT INTERESTED IN THIS TRADITIONAL OLD TIME BLUE GRASS MUSIC AND THEY KNOW THATS WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO CONSERVE AND PROTECT, TRADITIONAL MUSIC.))
[SUPER=01-Oscar Hall/Organizer]
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[OUT Q=traditional music]
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[VO-NAT]

The fiddler's convention wraps up tonight-- with an all night competition that includes dancing, folk music, and fiddle playing.
More than twenty thousand dollars will be awarded to various performers.

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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC-32:50]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The fiddler's convention is a major source of revenue for the Galax Moose Lodge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Galax;]

The Moose has sponsored the convention since the beginning. Some of the money goes for scholarships and other projects within the club and community.
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[SOT 15:10:27]
[IN Q=We say we]

((BOB WILSON/ORGANIZER: WE SAY WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN AND WE DO. WE GIVE MONEY TO THE RED CROSS, WE HELP ALL THE VARIOUS CLUBS, WE GIVE MONEY TO THE SCOUTS TO THE SCOUT TROOP JUST ANYTHING TO HELP THE COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Wilson/Organizer; ]
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[OUT Q=help the community.]
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[VO-NAT]

Much of the money generated comes from entry fees for the various competitions.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Still to come on News 7, we'll tell you how toys are helping the Roanoke and Southside economies...
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[VO-NAT]


And...a woman's six month battle with Wythe County over two feet finally comes to an end. Stay with us...
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[Trailer-Raise]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-46 TC-15:48]
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They say you can't fight city hall, but a Wythe County woman has been doing that for more than six months.. Justin McLeod tells us about Virgie Jones' battle over two feet.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Max Meadows; :15]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Davis/Friend of Jones; :29]
[SUPER=@justin1; :43]
[SUPER=01-Keith Johnson/Grandson; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Arthur Johnson/Volunteer; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Wythe County]

((((NAT SOUND OF HOME))
Home sweet home for 84 year old Virgie Jones.
After a six month ordeal, she finally moved into her new home.
[SOT 14:50:06]
[IN Q=Its like being back in my new home]

((VIRGIE JONES: ITS LIKE BEING BACK IN MY NEW HOME.))
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[OUT Q=back in my new home]


Thats because long before the mobile home, Virgie lived in a house located on this lot.
Two years ago, she tore the house down and put in a mobile home last February.
Her good friend Nancy Davis helped Virgie obtain all the neccessary permits. [14:53:07]
[IN Q=There was a long list]

((NANCY DAVIS/FRIEND OF JONES: THERE WAS A LONG LIST BUT I HAD NO IDEA THAT I WOULD RUN INTO SO MUCH DIFFICULTY.))
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[OUT Q=so much difficulty]


The difficutly was in the building codes.
The home is located in a flood plain and the county said it must be raised another two and half feet.
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[IN Q=The county would make no]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE COUNTY WOULD MAKE NO EXCEPTIONS. THE BOARD FELT A FLOOD COULD BE COSTLY AND EVEN DANGEROUS FOR VIRGIE JONES. BUT SHE SAYS THE RISK IS LOW. AFTER ALL, THERE'S ONLY BEEN ONE OR TWO FLOODS HERE IN THE LAST ONE HUNDRED YEARS.))
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[OUT Q=one hundred years]

But County leaders refused to budge. It would cost Virgie six thousand dollars to raise her trailer, money she didnt have.
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[IN Q=We tried to jack it up]

((KEITH JOHNSON/GRANDSON: WE TRIED TO JACK IT UP WITH BOTTLE NECKS OURSELVES, PERSONALLY. WE JACKING IT UP. WE THOUGHT THAT WAS A LITTLE TOO DANGEROUS SO THEN WE GOT A LITTLE HELP.))
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[OUT Q=got a little help]


That help came from 12 volunteers in the community.
They raised her trailer, put in a new sewer system, as well as a new ramp and deck.
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[IN Q=Some of the people from city]

((ARTHUR JOHNSON/VOLUNTEER: SOME OF THE PEOPLE FROM CITY HALL HELPED US. THEY TOLD US SOME OF THINGS WE NEEDED TO DO AND I JUST FELT THEY WANTED TO SEE HER IN HER HOME AND THEY WANTED HER TO BE SAFE IN HER HOME.))
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[OUT Q=safe in her home]


But Virgie Jones still wonders why restrictions designed to keep people like her safe can sometimes make life so difficult.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Wythe County.))



[Kids-Picnic]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-48 TC-2:17]
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Some area teens got the chance to hang with some positive role models today in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity held its annual youth picnic in Thrasher park.
They ate food, played games, and took part in a speak-out rap session.
It was a chance for young black men ages 8 to 14 to inter-act with positive professionel men in the area.
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[SOT 16:34:43]
[IN Q=I think its important]

((RANDY DONALDSON/EVENT COORDINATOR: I THINK ITS IMPORTANT TO THEM BECAUSE IT GIVES THEM A CHANCE TO HAVE FUN, TO LEARN SOME DIFFERENT THINGS THAT WE WOULDN'T OTHERWISE DO AND TALK ABOUT POSITIVE THINGS THAT THEY NEED TO DO IN TERMS OF EDUCATION, STAYING OFF DRUGS, RESPONSIBILITY, AND BEING OVERALL GOOD CITIZENS.))
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[OUT Q=overall good citizens]
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[VO-NAT]


Many of the kids came from economically disadvantaged homes.
The Roanoke Housing Authority provided rides to and from the park.

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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
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Toys aren't always fun and games-- they also mean money. K-B Toys AND F-A-O Schwarz will be coming to our area. Jennifer Miele has more in this week's business review.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;:10]
[SUPER=01-Allen Foster/Tanglewood Mall; :30]
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[SUPER=01-Lynn Williams/Former e-Toys Employee; :57]
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This week in Review, F-A-O Schwarz, the famous toy store, will temporarily set up shop in the old Brendle's building during September and October.
Toys and other specialty items will fill most of the 50-thousand square foot building.
The Schwarz company already has a distribution facility in Roanoke, so apparently it has decided to use some of the merchandise stored there to test the market.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They are bringing in a ]

((ALLEN FOSTER/TANGLEWOOD MALL: THEY ARE BRINGING IN A LOT OF INVENTORY FOR THIS SALE, IT'S NOT CLEARANCE OR WAREHOUSE ITEMS, IT'S BRAND NEW ITEMS THEY ARE BRINGING IN.))
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[OUT Q=are brining in.]

[INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
It's toys, toys and more toys in Pittsylvania County. KB Toys will take over the old e-Toys distribution facility in Blairs.
Employees like Lynn Williams who lost their jobs with e-Toys have already been hired by KB.
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((LYNN WILLIAMS: WE LEARNED A LOT THROUGH E-TOYS. AND WE'RE GETTING A SECOND CHANCE. WE'RE DETERMINED TO MAKE IT WORK.))
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K-B will hire nearly a thousand temporary workers during the busy Christmas season.
And by the new year, nearly all internet orders will be shipped from Blairs. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC17:11]


George Allen continued his recreational vehicle tour with a stop at General Electric in Salem this week.
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[IN Q=We've invested about 10 million]

((NAT SOUND: WE'VE INVESTED ABOUT 10 MILLION DOLLARS IN THIS FACILITY. TEN MILLION? YEP. AND WE'LL SHOW YOU THE THREE AREAS WE'VE INVESTED IN.))
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[OUT Q=three areas we've invested in.]


GE Officials noted the facility's high-tech capabilities, including state-of-the-art turbine manufacturing that can be found in power plants across the country. [PRE PRO]
The Dow closed UP 117 point 69 to finish at 10,416 and a quarter. The Nasdaq finished down seven to close at 1956 and a half.
That's a look at business in review, I'm Jennifer Miele.))



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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[writer=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Still ahead, Al Gore is saying he'll be back in the political ring next year...
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[VO-NAT]

and Shannon Young will take us on a safari in air conditioned comfort. Stay with us, there's much more to come on News 7 at 11.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Sweet-Pea]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Former boxing champion Pernell Whitaker is fighting more legal troubles.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File]

The former Olympic gold medalist was sentenced to four days in jail Friday after pleading guilty to speeding and driving without a valid license. According to the Virginia Beach Sheriff's office-- when Whitaker showed up for jail officers searched his belongings and found cocaine. Whitaker, who held six championships in four weight classes, retired in April.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Actor Drew Carey is said to be "feeling fine" after undergoing surgery today.
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[VO-NAT 19.5]
[SUPER=@File;]

Carey underwent a procedure to unblock a coronary artery. Doctors installed a stent to keep the artery open. The procedure is similar to the one Vice President Dick Cheney underwent in March. Carey's publicist says doctors expects he'll be able to return to work next week after a few days rest. Carey has starred in "The Drew Carey Show'' since 1995.
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[Al-Gore]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
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Al Gore made his first appearance at a public political event since losing the presidential election.
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[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN;]

Gore, sporting his new mustache and beard, took part in a bipartisan workshop along with Tenneess's Governor. The workshop, held in Nashville, was aimed at persuading young adults to get involved in politics. But Gore did NOT want to discuss his own political plans.
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((AL GORE: WE'D LIKE TO KEEP THE FOCUS ON THESE YOUNG PEOPLE.))
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[OUT Q=these young people.]
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Gore promises he will be involved in 2002 elections in Tennessee. And he also vowed to mend fences after losing his home state last year.



[Safari-Park]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC 00:09]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]

At the Virginia Safari Park, the lines between the attraction and the visitors aren't quite clear. In this week's Time Off Shannon Young takes us to the commonwealth's only drive-through zoo.
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[IN Q=It's not that often...]
[SUPER=03-Natural Bridge; :00]
[SUPER=01-Janet Mogensen/Virginia Safari Park; :10 -- QUICK!]
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(( It's not often that you see a camel wandering the Virginia country side. But, on 180-acres in Natural Bridge, you'll find not only camels, but dozens of other species from around the globe.
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[IN Q=We have everything from llamas, camels...]

((We have everything from llamas, camels, ostrich, emu, a very nice group of zebras, all types of deer and antelope. And one of the favorites here are the big elk that come up to the car.))
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[OUT Q=big elk that come up to the car.]

And don't forget the bison. Virginia Safari Park boasts 300 animals - give or take. They wander the park 12 months a year, rain or shine. Thanks to the drive-through feature, you don't have to worry about the weather, either.
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[IN Q=Weather's fine. If it's raining...]

((Weather's fine. If it's raining, you're in the car. The animals don't seem to be bothered at all by the rain. As long as it's comfortable for them they're out all year round.))
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[OUT Q=they're out all year round.]

You decide how close you want to let the animals get. You can roll down your windows, but be forewarned...
[SOT 29:02-29:12 (tape 2) ***LET ROLL UNTIL CAMEL TAKES THE BUCKET***]
[IN Q=The animals will be just as curious about you as you are about them.]

((The animals will be just as curious about you as you are about them. And while you're required to stay in your car, you are allowed some interaction.))
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[OUT Q=allowed some interaction.]
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[IN Q=Like you can see behind me...]

((Like you can see behind me, you can feed the animals from buckets of food. And everything will come up to visit you in your car. They'll eat right out of the bucket and they'll visit you whether you bring the buckets or not.))
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[OUT Q=whether you bring the buckets or not.]

Your entry fee allows you to drive the 3-mile loop as many times as you like during a one day period. Which means, if you don't catch the camels the first time around, you can give it another whirl.
[SOT 9:22:50-9:22:53]
[IN Q=What do you want?]

((What do you want? Thank you, Joe. That was lovely.))
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[OUT Q=That was lovely.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Natural Bridge.))



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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-100 (52:54)]
[GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche]


The Salem Avalanche rebounded last night and beat the Wilmington Blue Rocks 3 to 2.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Blue Rocks; :]


A beautiful evening for baseball at Salem Memorial.
Salem got on the board in the fourth when Seth Taylor hits this 2 run homer over the left field wall scoring Garrett Atkins to make it 2 to nothing Avalanche.
The next inning Wilmington's Scott Walter goes deep over the left field wall for a solo homer and the Blue Rocks trailed 2 to 1.
[SUPER=37-Salem/3/Wilmington/2/;]


Then in the seventh Eric Nelson hits a shot to deep left field Corey Hart comes rolling home bulling over Tino Sanchez for the score but the Avalanche holds on for the 3 to 2 win.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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Cal Ripken had three hits yesterday as Baltimore beat Boston 4 to 2 ending David Cone's win streak at seven.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/FOX SPORTS; :]


Pedro Martinez watching the action from the dugout.
Leading 2 to nothing, Baltimore's Tony Batista hits this shot to third base the error allows Jeff Conine to score and the Orioles led 3 to nothing.
Then in the fourth David Segui hits this double off the right field wall scoring Jerry Hairston and the Orioles led the Red Sox 4 to nothing.
[SUPER=35-Baltimore/4/Boston/2/;]


The Red Sox got on the board in the sixth when Trott Nixon goes deep to right centerfield for the solo homer but the Orioles win the game 4 to 2.
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[S-MAC]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-102 (50:10)]
[GRAPHIC=St. Louis Cardinals]


Mark McGwire hit his 574-th career home run and it helped the St. Louis Cardinals beat New York 6 to 3.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/FOX SPORTS; :]


McGwire connected for a two run shot off pitcher Glendon Rusch in the fifth. It was his 20-th homer this season and his last 10 hits have been homers.
McGwire passed Harmon Killebrew and moved into fifth place on baseball's career home run list.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="You have to...]
[SUPER=01-Mark McGwire/574 Career Home Runs; :]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=.....think about one."]
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[S-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-96 (1:26:49)]
[GRAPHIC=Giants Logo]


San Francisco's Barry Bonds reached another milestone in his career this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/FOX SPORTS; :]


The Giants and Cubs hooked up at Wrigley.
Bonds hit his career-high 50-th home run today reaching the mark faster than any player in Major League History.

Number 50 was a three run shot off Chicago's Joe Borowski in the second inning. and here are tonight's scores.


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[OUT Q=....last score."]
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[S-College]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-95 (1:08:03)]
[GRAPHIC=Tech football]


The Virginia Tech Hokies continue to rank high in the college football polls.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Morning; :]


The Hokies hit the practice field for the first time yesterday morning. And Tech is picked ninth in the Associated Press preseason college football poll.
Tech, who finished last season 11 and 1, received over 11 hundred points in the voting.
Miami, Tech's Big East rival, was picked second and Florida is the number one pick by the A-P.
And here's a look at the top 25.
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[SUPER=0125-1. Florida//2. Miami//3. Oklahoma//4. Nebraska//5. Texas//;]
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[SUPER=0125-6. Florida St.//7. Oregon//8. Tennessee//9. Virginia Tech//10. Georgia Tech//;]
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[SUPER=0125-11. Oregon St.//12. Michigan//13. Kansas St.//14. LSU//15. Washington//;]
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[SUPER=0125-16. Northwestern//17. UCLA//18. Notre Dame//19. Clemson//20. Mississippi St.//;]
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[SUPER=0125-21. South Carolina//22. Wisconsin//23. Ohio St.//24. Colorado St.//25. Alabama//;]
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[OUT Q=.....last score."]
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[TALENT=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=UVA Logo]


The Virginia Cavaliers didn't pick up a single vote. Virginia opens the season August 25-th against Wisconsin, which is ranked 22nd.




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Michael Vick and the Falcons took on the New York Jets tonight. Vick completed 2 of 3 passes for 22 yards and was sacked once.
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Vicks cousin Aaron Brooks started the Saints game against the Vikings.
Minnesota's Dante Culpepper goes to the air and Hooks up with Randy Moss capping an 80 yard drive and giving the Vi

kings a 7 to nothing lead in the first quarter.
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Brooks completed his first 9 passes including this 37 yard touchdown strike to Willie Jackson to tie the game at 7
to 7 and Minnesota goes on to win it 28 to 21.
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The Washington Redskins open the preseason tonight on the road against their head coach's old team - the Kansas City Chiefs.
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And they will do so without the services of quarterback Jeff George, who is battling tendinitis in his right throwing arm. With George out, the Skins will get a good look at second year signal caller Todd Husak. The former Stanford star says his mindset hasn't changed just because his role in the preseason has increased.
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Husak, who has thrown just two passes in his NFL career will play half of the game against the Chiefs, while rookie Sage Rosenfels will play at least a quarter. Husak knows that with his limited experience that he'll be less than perfect.
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Virginia Tech is ranked in the A-P top 10, more later on Sunday Morning.

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Former Redskin running back Terry Allen is back in the N-F-L.
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The 33 year old Allen signed a one year contract with the Baltimore Ravens for the veteran minimum salary. Allen will earn 477-thousand dollars this season. He replaces injured running back Jamal Lewis, who tore a knee ligament in practice last week.
Allen has over 79-hundred career yards rushing along witth 70 touchdowns.
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He wrote stories that still creep some people out...
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If you're a fan of Edgar Allen Poe -- there's a tiny museum in Richmond for you.
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum claims the American writer as a native Virginian, with international allure.
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((CHRIS SEMPTER/HEAD TOUR GUIDE: THE LITTLE KIDS LIKE TO HEAR ABOUT HIS HAIR... MARRYING HIS FIRST COUSIN. BUT THAT WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY USUAL, NORMAL AT THE TIME.))
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Coming up tomorrow morning on NEWS 7, a trip to the Poe Museum is this week's Virginia Profile. (------------)