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Coming up on News 7-
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Police and the Swat team race to one local school- this is not a real danger though but practice-
Swimmers are warned to stay out of the water on many Mid Atlantic beaches.
And after more than a decade with the Indians- this local native's out of a job.
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News 7 is next.

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Officers invade a local high school, all in the name of homeland defense.
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[Disaster-Drill]


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Officers from all over the state are on assignment in Roanoke this week. They are learning new ways to deter and combat terrorism, in response to September 11th.
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Part of that training included a mock terrorist attack, Justin McLeod joins us live from Patrick Henry High School.
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((ROLLCUE:...in a high tech way.))
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ITT Night Vision recently donated goggles to the Roanoke City Police Department. Officers today learned how to use the equipment, tonight they are putting it to real use. Officers say this trianing is invaluable, and will prepare them for anything.
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Nearly 20 officers from all over the state are taking part in this weeklong training session, they are expected to return to their departments and teach their collegues what they have learned here.
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[Warner]


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Many state schools aren't making the grade but help is on the way.
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Governor Mark Warner announced a three million dollar plan today to improve student achievement in 117 of the state's public schools.
Warner says the level of intervention will vary, with the worst schools getting the most help.
A team of educators and volunteers will intervene for 12 days at 34 of the lowest-performing schools.
Other schools will receive four days of assistance.
Warner says the focus is not on money but rather the collaboration between different school districts, business groups and communities.
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Eighteen schools in our area will receive assistance.
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School officials in western Virginia say they welcome additional help from the state, but they also argue their schools are already making progress.
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The Roanoke Academy for Mathematics and Science is one of 34 schools in the state, and one of four in our area, targeted for priority assistance. But officials say the school wouldn't have made the list if the most recent test scores were considered.
Associate Superintendent Rita Bishop says all of the Roanoke schools are making steady progress toward accreditation.
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For a link to the Governor's website, and a complete list of the schools that are affected, visit our homepage at WDBJ7- dot- com.

[Tucker]


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Former House Speaker Vance Wilkins' chief of staff has resigned because her job disappeared with his resignation- that following a sexual harassment scandal involving Wilkins.
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Claudia Tucker says she quit the post last week. Wilkins resigned his speakership last month after admitting he paid an Amherst woman 100-thousand dollars to settle her claim that he sexually harassed her. He remains in the House of Delegates, but a delegate does not get an office allowance for a chief of staff as the speaker does. Tucker had been on a paid leave of absence since late April, after being tied to eavesdropping on a Democratic conference call.
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[L'burg-Firefighters]


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Lynchburg fire officials say they are finally back up to full staff.. after months of manpower shortages brought on by retirements, comp time and vacations.
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The staffing shortfall actually forced the department to close one of its eight fire stations for a few hours one day last month.
But officials say the addition of ten new rookies has helped alleviate the problem... the new recruits replace personnel who have recently retired.
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((DEPUTY CHIEF LES PUCKETT/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: AS FAR AS WE'RE CONCERNED, WE'RE VERY HAPPY WITH THE WAY THINGS ARE TODAY. AND WE'RE TAKING STEPS TO KIND OF MINIMIZE THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF RETIREMENTS IN THE FUTURE.))
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An estimated 40 percent of the department will be eligible to retire over the next few years.
The Lynchburg Firefighters Association says it's concerned that will lead to new manpower shortages.
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[D-Day Donation]


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A donation today has officials at the National D-Day memorial hoping more donors will come forward.
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The "Bedford Main Street" business association handed over a check for more than 3-thouand dollars today..
The money will be used to help pay down the memorial's 5-million dollar debt.
Officials say every dollar counts -- and donations they receive from their home-town of Bedford are even more special..
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((DIANE KIDD/NATIONAL D-DAY MEMORIAL"IT MEANS A WHOLE LOT IT MEANS WE HAVE OUR GRASS-ROOTS SUPPORT IN THE COMMUNITIES AROUND US WHICH IS IMMENSE.))
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The money for today's donation was raised at Bedford Main Street's 4th of July celebration.

[Missing-Girl]


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The lawyer for handyman Richard Ricci (REE-see) disputes police accounts that his client admitted burglarizing the home of a missing 14 year old.
Ricci's been charged with burglary and theft- but police say the charges are not related to Elizabeth Smart's disappearance.
Jennifer Miller has the latest.
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((AS THE CHANCES OF FINDING ELIZABETH SMART BECOME SLIMMER. THE RAP SHEET OF ONE POTENTIAL SUSPECT GROWS LONGER. CHIEF RICK DINSE/SALT LAKE CITY POLICE: Today the Salt Lake Police Department, in conjunction with the Salt Lake County District Attorneys office have filed one count of burglary and two counts of theft against Richard Albert Ricci. POLICE SAY RICCI ...A CAREER CRIMINAL...STOLE FROM THE SMART FAMILY LAST YEAR. BUT RICCI'S ATTORNEY SAYS THE CHARGES ARE INTENDED TO PRESSURE HIS CLIENT TO HELP POLICE SOLVE A HGH PROFILE KIDNAPPING CASE ... NOW MORE THAN A MONTH OLD. DAVID SMITH/ATTORNEY FOR RICHARD RICCI I think they would to bring closure this case and as I've said and I think they're trying to do whatever they can to bring some closure to it even if it means trying to have him pinned down as much as possible. AUTHORITIES HAVE ALSO ADDED HABITUAL CRIMINAL CHARGES. SO IF CONVICTED RATHER THAN BE SENTENCED ONE TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON .RICCI COULD GET FIVE TO LIFE. DINSE: "We have somebody who broke into the Smart residence in the middle of the night. You'll see from looking at it one of the burlary is a similar type of burglary so it certainly raises the level of our concern and our interest in him." DESPITE Ricci's alleged pattern of invading homes .... THE THERE IS STILL A CRUCIAL, MISSING LINK ... Hard evidence connecting these new charges to ELIZABETH'S DISAPPEARANCE. AND AS ALWAYS HER FAMILY CAME OUT TO SPEAK TO THE MEDIA....WITH ANOTHER APPEAL FOR HER SAFE RETURN. HOLDING ON TO HOPE...ONE LONG DAY AFTER THE NEXT. JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, SALT LAKE CITY.)) [Tease1]
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, President Bush is rallying support for a new prescription drug program for seniors.
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and a bystander who videotaped an arrest in California, now finds himself on the wrong side of the law. We'll explain why coming up.
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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as the Indians lower the boom on manager Charlie Manuel despite his 14 years with the organization. Speaking of 14 - Allen Iverson faces at least 14 counts as criminal charges are placed against the former NBA MVP. We'll get caught up with an old friend - who's now all of 14 years old.

And these kind of shots will make a man green with envy - tonight on the Big 7.))[Police-Beating]


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A twist of fate for the man who videotaped a teen being arrested in Inglewood California- Now that photographer is behind bars himself.
Jim Acosta tells us why.
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((THE MAN WHO SHOT THIS DISTURBING VIDEO OF A WHITE POLICE OFFICER BEATING A BLACK TEEN-AGER ... NOW FINDS HIMSELF IN THE HANDS OF AUTHORITIES. LOS ANGELES DISC JOCKEY, MITCHELL CROOKS, WAS ARRESTED OUTSIDE CNN'S L-A OFFICES THURSDAY ... ON OUTSTANDING WARRANTS FOR PETTY THEFT AND DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.
CROOKS WAS ALSO BEING SOUGHT BY A GRAND JURY INVESTIGATING SATURDAY'S INCIDENT IN INGLEWOOD ... THAT HE HAD CAUGHT ON VIDEOTAPE FROM A MOTEL ACROSS THE STREET
DURING AN EARLIER RADIO INTERVIEW, CROOKS EXPLAINED WHY HE WAS AVOIDING THE GRAND JURY SUBPOENA.
I'm fearing for my life. They're going to kick my (bleep) in the cell and take turns on me probably." CROOKS' VIDEO SHOWS OFFICER JEREMY MORSE SLAMMING THE HEAD OF 16-YEAR OLD DONOVAN JACKSON ONTO A CAR AND PUNCHING HIM ... WHILE THE SUSPECT WAS IN HANDCUFFS. A LAWYER FOR MORSE SAYS HIS CLIENT'S ACTIONS WERE QUOTE JUSTIFIED AND RESTRAINED. BUT INGLEWOOD POLICE CHIEF, RONALD BANKS -- WHO JUST RETURNED FROM VACATION -- EXPRESSED CONCERN RONALD BANKS/INGLEWOOD POLICE CHIEF: "I was somewhat disappointed in viewing the tape. And my reaction was it was not reflective of our normal practices and our way of doing business." MORSE IS ON PAID LEAVE WHILE THE PROBE CONTINUES -- ONE THAT IS EXTENDING BEYOND THE JACKSON CASE. THERE HAVE BEEN COMPLAINTS BUT AGAIN I CAN'T DISCUSS THIS OFFICER'S HISTORY. CHIEF BANKS SAID HE SAW NO EVIDENCE TO INDICATE THE INCIDENT WAS PROMPTED BY RACIAL PROFILING. MEANWHILE, THE JACKSONS ARE MOVING AHEAD WITH THEIR FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT AGAINST THE COUNTY AND THE OFFICERS. JIM ACOSTA, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.))



[Bush-Drugs]


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President Bush was at the University of Minnesota today urging Congress to adopt a prescription bill for seniors.



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The president has thrown his support behind an act passed by the House that relies on private insurers to administer prescription plans. The plan goes against a Democratic measure which would provide a plan for SOME seniors under Medicare.
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((WE NEED A MEDICARE SYSTEM THAT IS UPDATED AND MODERN TO SERVE THE SENIORS OF TODAY WITH THE MEDICINE OF TODAY AND TO BE ABLE TO SERVE THE SENIORS OF TOMORROW, GUYS LIKE ME, WITH THE MEDICINES OF TOMORROW. WE NEED A SYSTEM WHICH WORKS.))
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Today President Bush cited a study that found too much regulation could make it difficult for seniors to have access to "breakthrough drugs" He also called the country's private healthcare system the "envy of the world."
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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, strong winds are making for dangerous surf off of Virginia's coast...
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and also, a woman describes her accident that left her car dangling over an edge for more than an hour. We'll have that and more coming up.
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[Lion-Death]


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Three animals have died at the Norfolk Zoo in just the past six weeks-
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The latest- a three year old African lioness- found dead in her habitat yesterday.
Zoo officials say "Zarina" died after a fight with another lion- Nala. Nala bit Zarina on the neck-
The baboons were out today- but there is one missing there too.
The baboon died from anesthia complications during a surgical procedure.
Some zoo goers don't blame the zoo- they say it's survival of the fittest.
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[:41] ((YEA, I FELT SORRY FOR THE OTHER LIONS BUT I GUESS IT IS JUST AN ACT OF NATURE HAPPENS IN THE WILD ALL THE TIME.)) ((ALLISON: OCCASIONALLY YOU'RE GONNA HAVE PROBLEMS WITH ONE ANIMAL BEING DOMINANT OVER THE OTHER SO I THINK IN THE NATURAL ORDER OF THINGS THIS CAN HAPPEN.))
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There is only one giraffe at the zoo- one died last month after an e-coli infection.
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[Dangling-Car]


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Firefighters rescued a Florida woman yesterday after her car landed in a dangerous predicament.
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A woman was trapped in this car for almost an hour while it dangled from one wheel. Fire rescuers attached cables to the wheels to keep the car from falling, but were interested in just how the car got into that position.
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((CHRISTINE MCMICHAEL/CRASH SURVIVOR: THE CARS IN FRONT OF ME WERE STOPPED AND I HIT THE BRAKES AND NEXT THING I KNOW THE CAR VEERED TO THE RIGHT AND THEN TO THE LEFT AND NEXT THING I KNOW I JUST HIT THE GUARDRAIL AND I JUST REMEMBER THE AIRBAG HITTING ME BECAUSE IT FELT LIKE SOMEONE HIT ME IN THE NOSE AND THEN I JUST SAW THE CONCRETE.))
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McMichael said she was able to get her cell phone and call her husband while trapped in the car...
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Vacationers along the Atlantic from Virginia to the Carolinas are being warned to avoid the ocean.
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Northeast winds are causing higher than normal waves-
The surf is up- four to six foot waves were reported at Virginia Beach this morning just at the National Weather Service issued the swimming advisory.
Rip currents usually cause most problems near sandbars, piers and jetties- areas that draw recreational swimmers.


Two people died in the ocean at Virginia Beach over the 4th of July holiday.
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[S-Pulaski]


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We begin tonight with Appalachian League action this evening as the Rangers and Burlington Indians hooked up in game two of their 3 games set.
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After weeks of heat, it was unseasonably chilly at Calfee Park for this one tonight. And nothing feels better on a chilly night than this. Burlington's Micah Schilling is pegged by the Rangers Sam Narron right in the back. He staggers away from the plate and eventualy to the bench. And since the Rangers now had the Indians' attention - Pulaski catcher Christopher Hamblen guns the throw down the second. The tag is put on Jose Cruz. He's out. Chris O'Riorden then fires the ball back home and Hamblen puts the tag on Edier Torres on the 2-4-2 double play. Pulaski also made some racket at the plate as Rich Carroll sends the sacrifice fly to center field. Julien Charles tags and scores on the play.
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But the Rangers couldn't keep pace at the plate with the visitors. Carlos Perez lines one down the third base line. Matt Whitney scores and Burlington wins game two of the three game series 7-to-2.
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[S-Manuel]


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Growing up in Buena Vista Charlie Manuel had gobs of raw talent as a baseball player - enough to take him to the major leagues and make him the first American to win MVP honors in Japan. But today his stubbornness may have gotten him fired as manager of the Cleveland Indians. Manuel was in his third and final contract season with the Tribe, and when he met with Cleveland front office personnel today he asked for a long term commitment from the club. Instead he was shown the door.
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The Indians opened the second half of the season tonight by losing to the Yankees 7 to 4.
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The Braves, meanwhile, opened the second half on the road with an 8-to-5 win over Montreal. Andruw Jones and Gary Sheffield each hit three run homers to power the Braves to the win.
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At 57-and-32 the Braves have the best record in all of major league baseball.
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[S-Iverson]


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Former NBA Most Valuable Player Allen Iverson is facing a lengthy list of criminal charges related to an incident at his cousin's apartment in Philadelphia. Iverson forced his way into the apartment in search of his wife Tawanna. He and his wife had been involved in a two day long fight and Iverson entered the apartment with a gun according to police. A 911 call says Iverson threw his wife out of their house naked. He faces four felony counts and a number of misdemeanors ranging from Terroristic threats to Criminal trespass. His attorney is out of the country - so police are allowing Iverson to wait until next Tuesday to surrender.
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The 12th Andrew Haley Memorial Junior Golf Tournament at Mariner's Landing wrapped up the first of its two rounds today. The low round of the day was a 70 carded by Salem's Jeffrey Walter in the 14 and 15 year old division. Jerel Whiting, a winner last year shot an 85, but Steve Mason tells us how this rising Magna Vista freshman has managed to get linked up with Tiger Woods.
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((Jerel turned 14 Sunday. He received an early birthday present in May when the Tiger Woods Foundation invited him to join the Tiger Woods National Golf team as one of only 18 minority junior golfers to earn the honor. ((:)) ((:))
Jerel has met Woods twice at his Clinics in New York and in Atlanta. Woods offers Whiting instruction in this picture. Jerel also draws inspiration from another sports legend closer to home. Six years ago, the late Roy Stanley introduced us all to Whiting. The two became friends and when Roy passed away, Jerel asked his father to laminate a picture of his friend. Whiting keeps the photo with him in his golf bag. ((:))
This year, Whiting played on three different tours and in 24 tournaments from September to May. He has his parents support. His father puts a thousand miles on his car a week traveling to tournaments . He's a four handicap. But the TWF selection committee requires much more than golf skill to make Tigers teams.)) ((:)) ((:))