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Today on News 7 at 5, two big paper companies plan to merge, and one of them is the big employer in Covington.
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And just in time for your Labor Day travels ... gas prices are on the rise again. [Weather-Head]
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Some thunderstorms continue to fire to the north but the rest of the region stays quiet. Details next.

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On Healthcheck tonight .. millions live with incontinence .. most of them women. Now there's new help on the way in the valley.
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And on TV, he's A-J Soprano. In court today, he's another defendant .. entering a plea.
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[VO NAT] As leaves start to fall, gas prices may soon be doing the opposite. Experts are predicting pumped up prices, just in time for Labor Day.
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Good evening. I'm Shannon Young, in for Jean Jadhon. If you're planning a trip for the long holiday weekend.. be prepared to dig deep in your pockets and pay more at the pump. As was the case earlier this year, the biggest increases can be found in the Midwest. Drew Levinson explains.
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[IN Q=As Americans prepare to hit the road...]
[SUPER=03-Chicago; 03]
[SUPER=01-Amy Blechinger/Motorist; 08]
[SUPER=01-Cody Graves/Former Oklahoma Utilities Commissioner; 36]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Matt Rohl/Motorist; 1:21]
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((As Americans prepare to hit the road for the labor day weekend--gas prices across the country are on the rise.

SOT: AMY BLECHINGER/MOTORIST

"I CAN'T BELIEVE I PAID 20 BUCKS FOR NOT EVEN 11 GALLONS OF GAS."
It's another case of supply and demand at the pumps. The American Petroleum institute reports Gasoline supplies shrank in the past week...three million barrels below levels a year ago. Adding fuel to the fire--a fire at a fuel refinery near Chicago last week. The Citgo facility was shut down.

SOT CODY GRAVES/FORMER OKLAHOMA UTILITIES COMMISSIONER

"ANY TIME YOU TAKE REFINING CAPACITY OFF LINE IT'S GOING TO HAVE A RIPPLE EFFECT ACROSS THE ENTIRE US MARKET."
The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to ease that problem for Citco in the midwest where air quality standards are among the toughtest in the country. There the company is allowed to produce and sell lower quality and less expensive gasoline.
Still, prices have risen about 10 cents a gallon nationwide.

(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON)

"HERE IN THE MIDWEST IT IS EVEN MORE, THE AVERAGE PRICE FOR A GALLON OF GASOLINE IS $1.66, THE U.S AVERAGE...$1.49. AND PEOPLE IN CHICAGO AS WELL AS MILWAUKEE ARE PAYING 22 CENTS A GALLON MORE TODAY THAN THEY DID AT THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR."
The gas hike hits Matt Rhol right where it hurts--he's planning a Labor Day boat trip.

(SOT: MATT ROHL/MOTORIST )


"IT IS NOT GOING TO KEEP ME FROM GOING BUT IT IS DEFINITELY GOING TO COST ABOUT 200 DOLLARS MORE THAN IT WOULD HAVE A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO."
EPA officials expect the problem to ease itself next month...that's when ALL oil refineries switch over to producing a lower grade--less expensive fuel for the winter. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Chicago.))

[5-Westvaco]


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A merger between Westvaco and Ohio-based Mead Corporation will result in layoffs, but probably not in our area.
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The companies announced a stock swap worth 3 billion dollars today that will create MeadeWestvaco Corporation. A Meade spokesman has said there will be some downsizing, but Westvaco says the merger probably won't effect workers at Covington's mill.
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[IN Q=This mill has always]
[SUPER=01-Tom Jewell/Westvaco Spokesman]

((TOM JEWELL/WESTVACO SPOKESMAN; THIS MILL HAS ALWAYS BEEN A BIG CONTRIBUTOR TO THE PACKAGING RESOURCE GROUP AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE. WE DON'T SEE ANY DOWNSIZING HERE.))
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[OUT Q=any downsizing here.]
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The merger will create the fifth largest pulp and paper company in the nation, and company officials say the move will help them compete in the global economy.
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Tonight on News 7 at 6, we'll hear what one veteran Westvaco worker thinks about his company's merger plans. [(toss to R)]
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A woman was sentenced today for killing her boyfriend.
She spent 30 hours in a motel room with the body before calling police.
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Brenda Warren tried to show she was a battered woman.
She'd called police and swore out assault charges against Edward Anderson numerous times, but never followed through in court.
Last December, the couple had another fight and she stabbed him, though she says she doesn't remember that.
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[SOT 11:21:40]
[IN Q=I want to say]

((I WANT TO SAY I'M SORRY. I NEVER MEANT FOR THIS TO HAPPEN. TO THE FAMILY, I HOPE THEY FORGIVE ME. I STILL LOVE EDWARD. IF I COULD BRING HIM BACK, I'D DO ANYTHING.))
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The judge avoided ruling whether Warren was a battered woman, noting Warren pled "no contest" to murder with malice.
The judge stuck to the 10- year sentence worked out in an earlier plea agreement.
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Today they are run-down, dilapidated and boarded up.
But starting next month, some of downtown Lynchburg's oldest homes will get a major overhaul.
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Nearly three million dollars worth of tax credits, grants and loans will help transform ten houses in the city's College Hill neighborhood into low- income apartments.
Officials say downtown needs more affordable housing.
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[IN Q=There's not only]

((LAURA DUPUY/L'BURG NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION: THERE'S NOT ONLY DEMAND IN LYNCHBURG FOR DOWNTOWN APARMENTS AND THAT THESE APARTMENTS WILL BE AT A VERY AFFORDABLE RENT TO ATTRACT PEOPLE. WE HAD TO MAKE IT AFFORDABLE TO PEOPLE UNDER A CERTAIN INCOME AND WE'RE RESTRICTED TO CERTAIN INCOME PEOPLE AS WELL, BUT IT'S VERY AFFORDABLE RENTS.))
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[OUT Q=very affordable rents.]
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The ten homes will be turned into 28 apartments.
Construction should start next month.
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It's uncomfortable and embarrassing .. but there's help.
Still ahead, a new center for the many women living with incontinence.
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[IN Q=What you call]
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((WHAT YOU CALL THE DEATH PENALTY, I CALL FREEDOM.))
[OUT Q=I call freedom.]
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[VO]
And a convicted killer who wants to die, gets his wish.
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[ANCHOR=Shan]
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A convicted murderer in Texas will get his wish to die.
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A jury today sentenced George Rivas to the death penalty for the shooting death of police officer Aubrey Hawkins last year. Rivas testified today, asking that he be put to death for the crime. His lawyers wanted jurors to impose a life sentence. But Rivas said he considers the death penalty a means to freedom and that he wants the government to take his life before someone else does.
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[IN Q=All this supposed fame in prison...]
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((GEORGE RIVAS/CONVICTED MURDERER: ALL THIS SUPPOSED FAME IN PRISON --- DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG THE GUARDS ARE GONNA LET

ME ACTUALLY LIVE IN PRISON? I MEAN, ME AND MY FRIENDS HUMILIATED THE ENTIRE PRISON SYSTEM. WE'RE NOT GONNA MAKE IT THAT LONG IN THERE. WE'RE GONNA HAVE AN 'ACCIDENT.'))
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Rivas and six other inmates escaped from a South Texas prison last year and killed Hawkins during a Christmas Eve robbery. Rivas was the first of the men to be tried.
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The parents of Chandra Levy are denying they ever asked Congressman Gary Condit to avoid discussing the details of his relationship with the now-missing intern.
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The Levy's appeared briefly before reporters this morning. Their daughter's been missing since April 30th.
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[IN Q=We haven't been out talking for a few days...]
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((DR. AND MRS. LEVY/PARENTS OF MISSING INTERN: WE HAVEN;T BEEN OUT TALKING FOR A FEW DAYS BUT WE WANT EVERYBODY TO KNOW WE HAVEN'T GIVEN UP... WE HAVEN'T GIVEN UP LOOKING FOR CHANDRA.))
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[OUT Q=haven't given up looking for Chandra.]
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In two televised interviews last week, the Condit said the Levys had asked him not to offer specific information about his alleged affair with Chandra. When asked if that was true Dr. Levy responded with a double, "No."
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In Health Check tonight,
It's a condition that has many women scared to leave their homes for fear of having an accident.
In fact, more than 13 million people, mainly women, suffer with the discomfort and embarrassment of urinary control problems.
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But as Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us a new center is offering hope to people in our area.
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Shannon, Nearly 80 percent of urinary control problems can be improved or even cured.
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But statistics show that only 1 and 12 suffers actually seek help.
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((
For years Betty Hambrick suffered with a bladder control problem -- she describes the experience as awful.
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[4:57:01]
[IN Q=I had to use so many pads]

((I HAD TO USE SO MANY PADS -- URINE JUST RAN OUT --AND THIS OPERATION REALLY STOPPED IT -- I HAVE NO LEAKAGE AT ALL NOW)) [RUNS18]
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That's because Hambrick to turned to the Lewis-Gale Clinic for help.
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((WOMEN AFTER MENOPAUSE WITH THE LACK OF ESTROGEN WILL START HAVING LEAKAGE PROBLEMS SO IT'S ENORMOUS PROBLEM)) [RUNS8]
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Lewis-Gale says the need for a Urinary Control Center was great --and that's why it combined resources from Urology and Gynecology to open such a place.
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((WE CAN NEVER SAY WE CAN OFFER A TOTAL CURE BUT WE CAN DEFINITELY IMPROVE THEIR SITUATION AND GET THEM TO DO THE THINGS THE ALWAYS ENJOYED DOING)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=always enjoyed doing]


There are four types of Urinary Control Problems. Stress Incontinence is the most common. It's caused by pressure on the bladder which can may happen during laughing, sneezing or heavy lifting. Urge Incontinence is often referred to as an overactive bladder -- an uncontrollable need to urinate because of involuntary muscle contractions.
Function Incontinence --mainly affects the elderly who suffer from various conditions.The person either doesn't have the ability to communicate or remember the need to urinate.
Lastly, there is Overflow Incontinence. This condition is more common among men. It causes the bladder to be continually full --because it doesn't empty properly.
Hambrick says for the first time in many years she has finally found relief.
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((IT'S WONDERFUL. IT FEELS WONDERFUL)) [RUNS05]
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If you would like more information
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[PINNACLE FS] Lewis-Gale Clinic will be holding an Open House tomorrow from 10 am to 3 in Building B. You can call 772-3690 for more details.
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It's simple, it's maddening, and it can be addictive. Still ahead, test your reflexes on our Web Site of the Day.
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And next, it's a fitting place to film this movie scene: "Gods and Generals" is on location in Lexington.
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History is coming to life today on the campus of the V-M-I.
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That's where the civil war movie "Gods and Generals" is being filmed.
The filmmakers spent the day at V-M-I and Washington and Lee, shooting a parade scene, a protest and Stonewall Jackson's funeral procession.
"Gods and Generals" is the prequel to the movie "Gettysburg," which chronicles the early years of the Civil War.
For students and staff at V-M-I, it was a chance to relive the school's history.
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((COL. CHUCK STEENBURGH/VMI: THE SCENES THAT THEY'RE FILMING HERE ARE SO IMPORTANT IN THE LORE AND HISTORY OF VMI. THE DEPARTURE OF JACKSON IN 1861 WITH THE CORPS IN TOW TO SERVE AS DRILLMASTERS FOR THE SOUTHERN ARMIES. AND OF COURSE JACKSON'S FUNERAL PROCESSION, WHICH THE CADETS PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN AS WELL, IN 1863.))
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[OUT Q=in 1863.]
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About 24 cadets got to serve as extras for the day.
Coming up on News-7 at 6, find why V-M-I says having history repeat itself is a blessing and a headache.
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It looks like they can play football again in Philly. Still ahead in sports, the bad turf troubles may be over.


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[SOT]
[IN Q=The summer gave us everything]

((THE SUMMER GAVE US EVERTHING FROM A ROCK RESURGENCE TO NSYNC CHART DOMINATION....I'M REBECCA RANKIN IN SANTA MONICA, COMING UP- SOME OF THE SUMMERS HOTTEST ALBUMS.))
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[OUT Q=some of the summer's hottest albums.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Investors ran for cover on Wall Street again today, with Blue Chips taking some of the biggest hits.
Alexis Christoforous has today's Marketwatch report.
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Now on to our our website of the day. Normally we try to bring you something informative, fun, or useful. Not today. Today we have something so very simple, it's annoying.
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The Reflex Tester measures your reaction time to a change in the screen color on the screen.
But don't try jumping the gun.
We do have a word of warning..this site is addictive.
To test your reflexes, try our website of the day.
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[PINNACLE PAGE FULL]
You can find it through a link on our site at WDBJ-7-Com.
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[http://www.happyhub.com/network/reflex/][S5-VMI]


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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your ticker.
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VMI opens the 2001 season tomorrow night against Duquesne on the road in a 7:05 kickoff under the lights at Art Rooney Field in Pittsburgh.
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The Keydets have been practicing hard for a team that beat them 57-31 last year.
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[SUPER=01-Joey Gibson/VMI Quarterback; :05]
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[OUT Q=......with a victory"]
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Remember a few weeks back when the Philadelphia Eagles and the defending world champion Baltimore Ravens were supposed to play a preseason opener? The game got canceled because of poor field conditions where players could have been severely injured.
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[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA; :00]

Things are looking better at the Vet. The Philadelphia Eagles spent about an hour on the turf today and coach Andy Reid says it's ready for play. The Eagles had to cancel their preseason opener against the Ravens because of the torn up, unstable turf at Veterans Stadium.
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For the first time in 13 years, The Salem Avalanche is heading to the Carolina League Playoffs.
2 nights ago, The Avalanche earned the playoff spot with their 5 to 3 win over Kinston combined with a Myrtle Beach loss to Wilmington.
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[OUT Q=.....to pay off."]
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The team left Salem this morning for a four game regular season ending series at Winston-Salem.
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We'll have more on the Avalanche, plus a look at the James Madison football team coming up at six, but don't go away, more news 7 at five to come.




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The teenage actor who's a regular on "The Sopranos" has pleaded not guilty to robbery charges.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Robert Iler entered his plea today in a New York City courtroom.
He and two others are charged with robbing two teens of 40 dollars on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
Iler is best known for playing Anthony "A-J" Soprano, the pot-smoking mischievious son of Tony Soprano.
If convicted he could get up to 15 years.
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[5-Aaliyah]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Friends and family of singer "Aaliyah" are preparing for a private memorial service.
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[VO-NAT 14:11:48]
[SUPER=03-New York City;]


A private Lear jet brought her body back to New York from the Bahamas, where she died with eight others in a plane crash after filming a music video.
That was last weekend. The service is scheduled this Friday at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel, the same place where the funeral for "Biggie Smalls" was held in 19-97.
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[5-Rankin]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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While friends and fans mourn Aaliyah's death, many other musical performers will have fond memories of this summer.
From established acts like NSYNC to newcomers like Alicia Keys, this has been a very good year.
VH1's Rebecca Rankin has more in today's Rankin Report.
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[IN Q=NSYNC represented pop well]
[SUPER=01-Rebecca Rankin/VH1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Justin Timberlake/NSYNC; :36]
[SUPER=07-Alicia Keys; 1:39]
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[OUT Q=In Santa Monica, I'm Rebecca Rankin.]

((REBECCA ON CAMERA TOSS: NYSYNC REPRESENTED POP WELL THIS SUMMER WHEN THEIR ALBUM CELEBRITY SOLD 1.8 MILLION COPIES ITS FIRST WEEK OUT. BANDS LIKE TOOL, STAIND AND RADIOHEAD SPARKED A ROCK RESURGENCE....WHILE R&B NEWCOMER ALICIA KEYS BURST ONTO THE SCENE....ALL BECOMING SOME THE HOTTEST SUMMER ALBUMS.
PACKAGE:
NSYNC'S CELBRITY DEBUTED WITH THE SECOND HIGHEST FIRST WEEK SALES EVER. THEY HOLD THE NUMBER ONE SPOT WITH THEIR ALBUM 'NO STRINGS ATTACHED'....CELEBRITY SHOWS NSYNC BRANCHING OUT FROM THEIR USUAL SOUND WITH MORE OF A DANCE DRIVEN HIP HOP AND R&B FEEL.
Justin Timberlake We're learning things every day, about, about music and tha- that just goes to show that we're, you know, definitely working on our craft. And trying to evolve, a-and doing different things.
TOOL'S LATERALUS AND STAIND'S BREAK THE CYCLE BOTH DEBUTED AT NUMBER ONE ON THE BILLBOARD ALBUM CHARTS THIS SUMMER. AND RADIOHEAD'S AMNESIAC DEBUTED STRONG AT NUMBER TWO ALL FAIRING WELL FOR ROCK.
DESTINY'S CHILD AND JANET JACKSON BOTH HAD HOT SUMMER DANCE SINGLES: DESTINY'S BOOTYLICIOUS AND$6 1.20.34 janet sound up6 JANET'S SOMEONE TO CALL MY LOVER' KEPT BOTH ARTISTS ALBUMS STEAMING THROUGH THE SUMMER MONTHS.
BUT THE BIGGEST AND MOST SUPRISING SUMMER SUCCESSES CAME FROM 20 YEAR OLD ALICIA KEYS. HER ALBUM SONGS IN A MINOR DEBUTED AT NUMBER ONE AND PUT HER IN THE LIMELIGHT. ONE OF THE SUMMER'S GREAT ALBUMS, SONGS IN A MINOR WAS WRITTEN, ARRANGED AND PRODUCED MOSTLY BY ALICIA HERSELF.
Alicia Keys "overall I just realized that it just worked best when I was just completely involved in it. //I didn't have to battle any other outside scenarios.....it was just more comfortable"
REBECCA ON CAMERA TAG: SOME MUSIC VETERANS HAD STRONG SUMMERS. NEW RELEASES FROM BON JOVI, REM, AND DEPECHE MODE WERE ALL BIG SELLERS AND GOT LOTS OF RADIO PLAY. IN SANTA MONICA... I'M REBECCA RANKIN.)) [Close-ID] [5pm] SUPER=x4035; fax/copyright [SUPER=x4034;email/copyright]