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Coming up on News 7-
A hotel fire leaves dozens dead-
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[Vo-Nat]
Firefighters from this region are in the air at this hour.... heading West
Plus an update on the latest shark attack in the Bahamas.
And a bird of a military feather.... We'll explain.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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((WE GOT ONE CREW AND TWO ENGINES FOR THIS STRETCH OF LINE HERE. WE WISH WE HAD MORE.))
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They soon will.
Reinforcements are on the way to the West, including one hundred firefighters from Virginia.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening...

[Wildfires]


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There are already 20-thousand firefighters battling the Western blazes.
More are on the way, even soldiers and Marines are joining the fight.
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[SUPER=03-Monument, OR]


They'll fit right in- Parts of Southern Oregon resemble a war-zone.
A fire near the small town of Monument doubled in size overnight creping with a few miles of town. Now fire crews have scraped and burned a perimeter around town.
Fire officials fear a gusty cold front could send flames and burning embers from the 21-thousand-acre fire toward homes.
Meanwhile, more campers were airlifted from the back country to safety. They could actually see the fires approaching:
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We Knew]

((MIKE KANAGA/RESCUED HIKER; WE KNEW WE WEREN'T IN DANGER WHERE WE WERE. THE PROBLEM IS HOW DO YOU GET OUT?))
[SUPER=01-Mike Kanaga/Rescued Hiker]
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[OUT Q=how do you get out?]
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[SUPER=03-Leavenworth, WA]


Near Leavenworth Washington, 250-families are on notice for possible evacuation.
California and Nevada report good progress in fighting their major fires.
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[Firefighters]


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Reinforcements from the Commonwealth are on their way.
About one hundred firefighters boarded a plane tonight in Roanoke.
They'll spend the next two weeks out west.
Justin McLeod found out why area firefighters are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.
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[IN Q=Nat sound of commander calling out names]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00-:06]
[SUPER=01-Robin Snyder/Firefighter; :15 QUICK ]
[SUPER=01-Mark Carrico/Firefighter; :33]
[SUPER=@justin1; :53]
[SUPER=01-Terry Fischer/Squad Leader; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF COMMANDER CALLING OUT NAMES))
They're packed and ready to go. ((NAT SOUND OF WILDFIRES IF POSSIBLE))
And this is what they'll find, thousands of acres up in flames.
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[IN Q=I'm have a little experience]

((ROBIN SNYDER/FIREFIGHTER: I HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF EXPERIENCE UNDER MY BELT BUT YOU'RE STILL EXCITED AND NERVOUS, ABSOLUTELY.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=and nervous, absolutely]


These fires make even the most experienced crews nervous.
After all, the National Interagency Fire Center has put the fire danger at the maximum alert level.
Area firefighters say they're ready for anything.
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[IN Q=Things happen, weather changes]

((MARK CARRICO/FIREFIGHTER: THINGS HAPPEN, WEATHER CHANGES SO DRASTIC, YOU JUST HAVE TO BE ON YOUR TOES AT ALL TIMES.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=at all times]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF FIREFIGHERS WALKING WITH GEAR; 15:49))
They'll also be on their feet alot.
The firefighters from Virginia will concentrate their effors mainly in very remote forest conditions.
They may have to hike several miles in and out of the woods each day.
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[IN Q=More than a hundred]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: MORE THAN A HUNDRED AREA FIREFIGHTERS WILL SPEND THE NEXT TWO WEEKS DAY AND NIGHT FIGHTING THE FIRES OUT WEST. THEY'LL TELL ITS AN REWARDING JOB BUT ALSO A DANGEROUS ONE. THIS COMES LESS THAN A MONTH AFTER FOUR FIREFIGHTERS DIED OUT WEST FIGHTING WILDFIRES.)) [Runs15]
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Here at home, firefighters are trained to prepare for the worst.
If they get trapped in a fire storm, they must cover themselves with an emergency shelter like this one. ((FEED TAPE THURSDAY; TAPE CUED))
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[IN Q=As a last resort]

((TERRY FISCHER/SQUAD LEADER: AS A LAST RESORT YOU DEPLOY ONE OF THOSE AND IT WILL PROTECT YOU FROM DIRECT FLAME CONTACT.)) [Runs06]
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((NAT SOUND OF PLANE TAKING OFF))
Area firefighters leave having different experiences and expectations, but they all share the same goal, putting out the fires and getting home safely.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke))

[Philippines-fire]


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Fire sweeps through a Philippines hotel- leaving at least 68 people dead.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Quezon City, Philippines;]


It broke out at the Manor Hotel in (KAY-zahn) Quezon City just before dawn.
Firefighters say many of the dead were packed into hotel bathrooms after apparently trying to escape the flames and smoke.
So far 68 bodies have been recovered, but crews are searching for more.
The mayor of (KAY-zahn) city says the hotel had been warned about inadequate fire safety.
Firefighters weren't able to immediately search one floor of rooms for bodies because the blaze has weakened the building's structure.
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[Link-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The work of photographer O-Winston Link, and the vintage steam engine he loved to shoot- will both find a permanent home in Roanoke.
Today, organizers of a Link museum announced an agreement with the late photographer's estate-
And... as for the 1218 locomotive, Norfolk Southern handed the title over today to the city.
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[VO-NAT]


Links railroad photographs are considered among the finest black and white images of the 20th century.
He's appreciated both for his artistry and his technical skill.
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The Link museum will share the old N&W passenger station with the Convention and Visitors Bureau, and will include a new 10-thousand square foot "museum quality addition" on the east side of the building.
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[IN Q=We're just grateful]

((JIM SEARS/CENTER IN THE SQUARE: WE'RE JUST GRATEFUL THAT THE O. WINTON LINK ESTATE CAME TO AGREEMENT. AND THAT WINSTON HIMSELF WAS SUPPORTIVE. HAD THERE BEEN ANY INDICATION THAT WINSTON HIMSELF WAS NOT SUPPORTIVE, THEN THIS PROJECT WOULD NOT HAVE TAKEN PLACE.))
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[OUT Q=would not have taken place.]
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[VO-NAT]


Link wanted the 1218 steam locomotive for the Link museum . That won't happen, but with the railroad's gift to the city, the engine will be a just short walk away at the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
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[Hedrick]


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Condemned killer Brandon Wayne Hedrick will remain on Death Row now that an Appomattox judge denied his request for a new trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox Co./File Tape]


Hedrick was sentenced to die in July, 1998 for the rape, robbery and murder of Lisa Yvonne Crider.
The state Supreme Court ordered a review of his case after one of Hedrick's attorneys claimed his partner did not do enough to prepare for the trial.
In a 35- page ruling issued today, Judge Richard Blanton denied all of Hedrick's claims that his lawyers' poor performance led to his conviction.
An execution date has not been set.
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[Church-Theft]


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Deputies in Botetourt County bumped into an alleged church burglar while looking for another suspect.
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[mugshot]
Deputies say 37-year-old William Scales of Wirtz ran from them when they knocked on a neighboring door at the Travel Town motel.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Scales is charged with breaking and entering at a Catholic Church outside Fincastle earlier this month.
Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle says Scales stole 7-thousand dollars in gift certificates that the church used for fundraisers.
Scales has also been charged with several other break-ins in Botetourt and Franklin Counties.
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[Jones]


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At least two Democrats want to replace Delegate Whitt Clement in the race for a southside House seat.
G-W Danville teacher Robert Q. Jones says he'll try for the party's nomination in the new 14th District.
Danville city council member Joyce Glaise says she's also thinking about running.
Democrats will hold a mass meeting Monday night to pick a candidate.

[L'burg-Sheriff]


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Black activist Danny McCain has picked up a key endorsement in his bid to be the next Lynchburg city sheriff.
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[SUPER=403-Lynchburg/Last Night]


The Lynchburg Voters League announced today they voted to endorse McCain over fellow candidate Mary Randolph- Preston.
League vice president Clyde Clark says the backing carries with it a large percentage of the city's minority vote.
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[IN Q=When the Lynchburg]

((CLYDE CLARK/LYNCHBURG VOTERS LEAGUE: WHEN THE LYNCHBURG VOTERS LEAGUE SPEAKS, CHURCH MEMBERS AND ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS THE CITY LISTEN TO THE VOTERS LEAGUE AND THEY VOTE THAT WAY, IN MOST CASES THEY DO.))
[SUPER=401-Clyde Clark/Lynchburg Voters League]
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[OUT Q=most cases they do.]
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[VO-NAT]


McCain, Randolph- Preston and Ron Gillespie are seeking to replace retiring sheriff Lawrence Simpson.
A fourth candidate, Herb Duff, had filed the necessary paperwork but apparently has dropped out of the race.
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[Gazette]


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The News-Gazette in Lexington is celebrating a major milestone today...
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[SUPER=03-Lexington]

The newspaper celebrated the 2-hundredth anniversary of its first publication in 1801. The paper showed off old photographs and memorabilia from its 2-centuries in print. The publisher says there will always be a demand for a community newspaper, and technology won't pass them by.
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[IN Q=I believe in 50...]

((MATT PAXTON/NEWS-GAZETTE PUBLISHER; I STILL BELIEVE IN 50 OR A 100 YEARS WE'LL STILL BE PUTTING INK ON PAPER IN SOME FORM, THERE'LL ALWAYS BE A DEMAND FOR THAT, BUT I THINK WE'LL BE DOING THAT IN MANY OTHER WAYS TOO.))
[SUPER=01-Matt Paxton, IV/News-Gazette Publisher]
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[OUT Q=many other ways too.]
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[VO-NAT]

The paper has gone through several name changes in its two centuries of print. But still, Paxton is among the fourth generation in his family to run The News-Gazette,
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Another automaker faces harsh economic reality... The result-- thousands will lose their jobs.
Details are still ahead on News 7.
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and after 12-thousand miles a millionaire balloonist cuts his round the world trip.. short.
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((IT'S ONE OF THE GREATEST DISAPPOINTMENTS OF MY LIFE BECAUSE I REALLY THOUGHT I COULD DO THIS.))
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[OUT Q=could do this.]
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[Sports-Preview]


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[OUT Q=....THE BIG 7."]

((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with highlights of Michael Vick visit to Fed Ex field to battle the Redskins. The trio of Vick's successors at Tech has been established. Former Cave Spring and Northside star John Michael Deeds is hurt at practice at JMU, Craven shocks the world in the Tide Ride, and Tiger barely makes t

he cut at the PGA tonight on the big 7.))[Shark-ATtack]


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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
The latest shark attack victim has tissue and muscle loss but his life is NOT in danger.
The 43-year old Florida man was snorkling in about 20 feet of water when he was attacked.
Arleen Rodriguez has more.
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[NON STANDARD OUTCUE!]
[OUT Q=part of his leg.]

((LISA COLEMAN/PARAMEDICA; HE DIDN'T REALLY FEEL THE HIT. Authorities say the 43-year-old Florida man was snorkeling and spearfishing in about 20 feet of water Thursday when he felt a burning sensation in his left leg. He was flown to a Miami hospital and is in good condition. Earlier this month, a New York man lost part of a leg to a shark in the Bahamas. He's recovering at the same hospital where the latest victim was taken. The National Marine Fisheries Service says there's a 30 times greater chance of getting hit by lightning than being attacked by a shark.))
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Officials in the Bahamas say shark attacks are rare.. They say in the last century 39 people have been attacked by sharks-

[Ford]


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Another huge blow for the auto industry. Ford is cutting up
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to five thousand engineers and managers.
That's ten percent of Ford's salaried workforce in North America.
Ford says the cuts will be achieved largely through retirement.
The company president said the voluntary separation is a difficult but necessary action.
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[RU]


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A new academic year is bringing new hopes and challenges for Radford University.
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[VO-NAT :19.5]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

President Douglas Covington addressed faculty and staff to begin the Fall semester. He says a record number of undergrad and graduate students are enrolled, while Radford is also celebrating the start of a new college. The College of Information and Technology will combine computer, media and pre-engineering studies.
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((DOUGLAS COVINGTON/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT; IT'S TO HELP OUR GENERAL STUDENT BODY TO BECOME MORE TECHNOLOGY COMPETENT SO THEY CAN MARKET THEMSELVES MORE EFFECTIVELY WHEN THEY GRADUATE.))
[SUPER=01-Douglas Covington/Radford University President;]
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[OUT Q=WHEN THEY GRADUATE.]
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[VO-NAT]

Covington also discussed the strain this year's budget impasse has put on higher education. Radford is waiting for Governor Gilmore to release state funds to renovate Peter's Hall.
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[Buckle-Up]


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If you're a Lynchburg resident who's not in the habit of wearing your seatbelt, you might want to reconsider.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Lynchburg police today announced a three- week program called "Buckle Up Now"-
It's meant to get more motorists to strap themselves in.
Police say just two thirds of Hill City drivers use their seatbelts.. they'd like to see that percentage go up.
They'll be using street signs, advertisements and traffic checkpoints to get the message across.
Lynchburg is one of just three Virginia cities to get a 100- thousand dollar state grant for the Buckle Up program.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Coming up on News 7...
Moms say it's a must, but kids say no... Find out how one salon makes a haircut pleasing to the whole family...
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[VO-NAT]

[***USE NAT SOUND UNDER***] And one bird gets a feather in his cap when he receives high military honors.
We'll explain.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Kids-Cuts]


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Parents you know how hard it is to get children to sit still for a hair cut... and how hard it is to pull them away from video games.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


The solution.... put the two together.
That's what some hair salons are doing these days.
It's a trend that's growing as fast as the hair on your head.
At this D-C salon children get the remote control... although that doesn't necessarily mean they LIKE getting the hair cut.
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[SOT 16:36:13]
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((REPORTER: DO YOU LIKE GETTING YOUR HAIR CUT? JACOB BERMAN/SIX YEARS OLD: NO.. IT'S DUMB.))
[SUPER=01-Jacob Berman/Six Years Old; :03]
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[OUT Q=IT'S DUMB.]
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But other salon goers are happy-
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[SOT 16:36:39]
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((MADELINE GO/FOUR YEARS OLD: SHE DOES IT REALLY WELL. REPORTER: SHE DOES IT VERY WELL? MADELINE: YEP.))
[Super=01-Madeline Go/Four Years Old;]
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[OUT Q=IT VERY WELL? YEP.]
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[VO-NAT]


For about 13 dollars, kids get a wash, cut and a blow dry and parents get some piece of mind.
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[Balloonist]


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Adventurer Steve Fosset hoped the fifth time would be the charm- but it was not.
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The balloonist had to cut his round the world attempt short once again.
Bad weather over South America forced the 57 year old Millionaire to ditch his giant balloon in Southern Brazil.
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((STEVE FOSSETT/BALLOONIST: I'M SURROUNDED WITH A TEAM THAT'S BEEN WITH ME FOR SEVEN YEARS AND I KNOW THAT THEY WANTED ME TO SUCCEED AS MUCH AS I WANTED TO SUCCEED AT THIS AND WHEN THEY'RE MAKING A RECOMMENDATION, I HAVE TO LISTEN TO THEM VERY CAREFULLY.))
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[OUT Q=TO THEM VERY CAREFULLY.]
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[VO-NAT]


Forecasters say the problem was a huge weather front over the Atlantic that would have slowed the balloon down and force it to fly at dangerously low altitudes.
Before the landing Fossett had traveled over 12-thousand miles, the second longest solo flight ever.
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[S-Extra]


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The Redskins stink again as Vick invades Fed Ex Field. The Tech quarterback derby has been cut down to three finalists. Tiger barely makes the cut, and we'll see how two JMU freshman are getting started on the gridiron.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NHL; :00]

First in tonight's Extra point - Eric Lindros is headed to the Big Apple. The Flyers have worked out a deal for the often injured all -star. Lindros will sign with the Rangers for 4 years for $37 million pending league approval.
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[S-Vick]


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The Redskins welcomed the Falcons to town last night. The fans at Fed Ex field were anxious to see Michael Vick, instead what they got an eyeful of was some more horrid play from the home team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Landover, MD/WRC-Redskins; :00]

The Redskins only unbeatable player proved that he too is human in the first quarter as Champ Bailey is beaten on the fly pattern by Shawn Jefferson. Chris Chandler's 46 yard completion set up a one yard Jamal Anderson TD plunge. Just 16 seconds later, Sage Rosenfels threw this interception to Ray Buchanan, and Big Play Ray takes it to the house from 30 yards out. The Falcons are now in front 14-to-nothing. The One bright spot for the Skins was free agent running back Ki-Jana Carter. The former number one pick explodes on this 38 yard TD dash, but the extra point was blocked as the Skins special teams were anything but special. Chandler and Anderson would connect just before the half on another easy TD to make it 24-to-6 at halftime. Vick came on in the third to a huge round of applause and he immediately electrified the crowd with one of his patented runs. This one is good for 28 yards.
[super=30-Atlanta/27/Washington/6;]

Vick also threw an interception in his one quarter of play. The Falcons win it 27-to-6.
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[S-Tech]


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With the Hokies' season opener set for two weeks from this afternoon, the Virginia Tech quarterback competition has been narrowed down to just three players.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

The Tech coaching staff has decided that junior Grant Noel will remain a solid number one and that freshmen Bryan Randall and Chris Clifton will battle for the number two and three spots as backups. Those three will take almost all of the snaps the rest of the summer as they try to learn as much as they can as quickly as they can.
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[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/Va. Tech Freshman Quarterback; :11]
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[OUT Q=...YOU BE READY."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] Fellow freshman Will Hunt will now likely redshirt, while Jason Davis will have to somehow work his way back into the coaches' favor.
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[S-JMU]


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Injuries are a big part of college football, and the James Madison Dukes found that our first hand not long after they put on the pads this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg; :00]

Freshman John Michael Deeds, who played high school football last season for Ben Foutz at Cave Spring, injured his right knee yesterday morning and traded in his pads for a pair of crutches. Deeds had an MRI exam done this morning and the hope is that the injury is minor.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=IT'S DEFINITELY...]
[SUPER=01-John Michael Deeds/JMU Freshman Lineman; :00]
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[OUT Q=...GIVE IT YOUR ALL."]
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[VO-NAT con't]

Deeds was planning to redshirt anyway. Fellow first year player Frank Cobbs from Pulaski County also will likely sit a year although he's been making quite an impression in practice.
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[IN Q="The team...]
[SUPER=01-Frank Cobbs/JMU Freshman Running Back; :00]
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[OUT Q=...AS AN EQUAL."]
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We'll have much more on the Dukes in the coming days.

[S-PGA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-103 3416TC]
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The PGA Championship almost had to be decided this weekend without its defending champ. Tiger Woods came into Duluth, Georgia this week having made the cut at 73 straight events. But yesterday Tiger needed to dig down deep to continue playing today and tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Duluth, GA/TNT; :00]

Tiger birdied two of the last four holes with lengthy putts and also used his imaginative short game with touch shots like this one to rally to a very UN-Tiger-like even par 36 hole total. Still he makes the cut and he will enter today's third round 9 shots off the lead.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=PGA CHAMPIONSHIP]

Shingo Katayama and David Toms share the lead while Phil Mickelson is just a shot back. David Duval is three shots back. The cut ended up at one over par. Still Sergio Garcia, John Daly and Billy Mayfair missed the cut along with Lanny Wadkins who after two days was 31 over par. Coverage on Your Hometown Station today begins at 1:30 and continues until 6:30 this evening. Tomorrow the final round of the PGA Championship airs on WDBJ-7 from 2 to 7pm.

[S-Michigan]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-105 4550TC]
[GRAPHIC=MICHIGAN]

The Winston Cup qualifying at Michigan yesterday produced a surprising finish.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Brooklyn, MI/CNN-SI; :00]

44 cars had hit the track before Ricky Craven wheeled the "Tide Ride" onto the asphalt. He was the final driver to take his turn at making the field. He took advantage of a cooled down surface and not only made the field but won the pole. Here's the complete lineup for Sunday's Pepsi 400.
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[GO TO BOARDS] [WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5016;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Ricky Craven/188.127/2. Bill Elliott//3. Ricky Rudd//4. Elliott Sadler//5. John Andretti//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Casey Atwood//7. Michael Waltrip//8. Hut Stricklin//9. Bobby Labonte//10. Tony Stewart//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Jason Leffler//12. Dale Earnhardt Jr.//13. Jeff Gordon//14. Rusty Wallace//15. Sterling Marlin//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Jeff Burton//17. Dale Jarrett//18. Jimmy Spencer//19. Mike Skinner//20. Jeremy Mayfield//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Todd Bodine//22. Johnny Benson//23. Kurt Busch//24. Kevin Lepage//25. Mark Martin//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Kevin Harvick//27. Steve Park//28. Stacy Compton//29. Andy Houston//30. Robert Pressley//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Jerry Nadeau//32. Mike Wallace//33. Matt Kenseth//34. Ron Hornaday//35. Bobby Hamilton//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Kyle Petty//37. Ward Burton/Prov/38. Ken Schrader/Prov/39. Terry Labonte/Prov/40. Dave Blaney/Prov/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Brett Bodine/Prov/42. Joe Nemechek/Prov/43. Rick Mast/Prov/;]
[RUNS=:50]
[OUT Q=...last driver."]
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[Penguin-Honours]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A penguin enjoys fifteen minutes of fame today after being awarded high military honors.
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[SOT10:35:30]
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((NAT MUSIC))
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[SUPER=75-Edinburgh, Scotland]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=Trumpets and drums playing.]
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[VO-NAT 10:35:31]

The king penguin, known as (Nils Olaf) Nils Olav, has been promoted to the rank of Honourable Regimental Sergeant Major by the Norwegian army. Birds in the Norwegian Ranks date back to 1961 when they borrowed the idea from Scotland's famed military tattoo. Eventually the Scandinavian guards adopted a king penguin, giving him the rank of Lance Corporal.
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