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Up next on News7--
Authorities are investigating an early morning shooting in Roanoke County.
They say it appears to be a domestic incident.
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And an accident on I-81 injures three people this morning near Buchanan.






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[ANCHOR=LEO]

Another warm day across the area...with a gusty wind added to the mix...could we see any rain...I'll have your forecast....
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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[County-shooting]


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Roanoke County police are investigating a shooting in the Clearbrook section of the County.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

It happened before dawn on SOUTH Indian Grave Road. The Detective Division says it appears to have been a domestic incident. Investigators are still working on the case, but early indications are that the 39 year old victim shot himself in the head. Police have not released his name, as they continue to work the case and make sure his family is notified first. He was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, but we do not know the man's condition.
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[81-Accident]


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Three people are under hospital treatment .. after a collision disrupted southbound traffic on I-81 this morning.

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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

State police spokesman Mike Stater says 65 year old Kenny Edward Rhodes of Buchanan was behind the wheel of a pickup truck near Troutville, in Botetourt County, when another vehicle switched lanes and clipped the rear of his truck. Rhodes was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
A 15 year old male passenger is also under treatment there, as is the driver of the other vehicle, a 22 year old man from Tennessee.
State police are charging the second driver with reckless driving.
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[Clower]


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Former Henry County administrator Sid Clower is in court this afternoon waiting to find out if he will be going to prison for embezzling money from the county.
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Clower owned up to stealing nearly 800 thousand dollars as he took the stand at his sentencing this morning.
He offered no explanation for his actions.
He acknowledged it would be hard to repay the money, but he said he would try.
Clower has not made an effort to repay any money since he pled guilty to embezzlement in June.
He faces up to 60 years in prison, though state sentencing guidelines do not call for any prison time.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Witnesses on Clower's behalf included county leaders, friends and local businessmen.
They testified he did a lot of good for the county, but all said they were devastated and disappointed that he stole the money and then lied about it.

[Crystal-Spring]


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Members of Roanoke City Council celebrated this morning with a cool drink of water from a familiar source.
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Council members raised their glasses and sampled the water that is flowing once again from Crystal Spring into the city's water system.
Construction on a new filter plant should be complete by October first, but a temporary filter system allowed the city to bring Crystal Spring back on line even earlier.
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[IN Q=We've got a million gallons today]

((LINDA WYATT: WE'VE GOT A MILLION GALLONS TODAY AND BY MONDAY WE'LL HAVE FOUR MILLION ADDITIONAL GALLONS GOING INTO THE CITY RESERVOIR. AND FOR ALL OF THOSE FOLKS OUT THERE WHO THINK WE WEREN'T DOING ANYTHING, I THINK THIS IS PROOF THE CITY HAS REALLY BEEN TRYING EXTRA SPECIAL HARD.))
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[OUT Q=has really been trying extra special hard.]
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By bringing Crystal Spring back on line, and developing other wells, the city hopes to cut the demand on Carvins Cove water in half.
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[Middle-East]


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Israel is reacting to the latest suicide bombing--
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The Palestinian attacker bombed a fast- food restaurant in downtown Jerusalem today.
Besides killing himself, he wounded seven people.
It's the first suicide bombing in the city in over a month.
Israeli officials say plans to ease restrictions on Palestinians will be delayed if the attacks continue.
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[IN Q=This is the latest]

((MARK SOFER/FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN:THIS IS THE LATEST IN A LONG LINE OF BESTIAL ATROCITIES PERPETRATED AGAINST INNOCENT CIVILIANS BY PALESTINIAN TERRORIST GROUPS, SOMETHING WHICH, CERTAINLY WON'T BRING THE PALESTINIANS CLOSER TO ANY TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION OR WELFARE, STATEHOOD OR ANYTHING OF THAT NATURE. ))
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[OUT Q=of that nature.]
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Israel Radio says it appears the bomber drew the attention of police officers nearby, and set the bomb off prematurely.
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[Amtrak-Derailment]


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What made an Amtrak train roll right off the tracks yesterday?
The N-T-S-B is hoping to find out the answer soon.
One main theory is that heat played a role in the accident.
Drew Levinson reports from Maryland.
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[SUPER=01-Carol Carmody/N. T. S. B. Vice-Chairman;]
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((
Amtrak workers are putting their train cars back where they belong--on the tracks. At the same time safety officials are trying to figure out if yesterday's intense heat caused the Chicago to Washington train to derail. It was 96 degrees at the time of accident.

(SOT CAROL CARMODY/NTSB VICE CHAIRMAN)

"CERTAINLY HEAT DOES AFFECT TRACKS, JUST AS EXTREME COLD DOES."
The Washington Post reports, the engineer says part of the track
buckled---it's called a "heat kink."


The National Transportation Safety Board is checking the train's two event recorders. Like the black boxes in airplanes--they tell what the train was doing at the time of wreck.

(SOT CARMODY)

"WE SAW WHAT WE EXPECTED TO SEE, THE BREAK HAD BEEN ENGAGED, THERE WAS NOTHING WE SAW OUT OF THE ORDINARY."

(YESTERDAY)

The double decker "Capital Limited" was just 10 minutes from Washington's Union Station when 11 of it's 13 cars came off the tracks.

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IT'S INDESCRIBABLE, ALL OF A SUDEN WE STARTED MOVING. WE FELL THROUGH THE DOOR ON THE OTHER SIDE, WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED."
More than 100 of the 173 people on board were injured--Witnesses say dazed looking passengers wandered the tracks as rescue workers tended them--others couldn't move.

SOT: HARRISON LONG/WITNESS


"PEOPLE WERE BEING PULLED OUT OF THE WINDOWS AS THE CARS WERE TURNED OVER 90 DEGREES. OTHER CARS WERE COMPLETELY TURNED OVER, THE TWO CAR WERE TURNED OVER AND OFF THE EMBANKMENT."
Freight trains use the same tracks--they are much heavier than passenger trains, and safety officials say its possible with the heat they could warp the lines. The last train to pass through before the Amtrak train was a freight train.

(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON)


NTSB AUTHORITIES ARE INTERVIEWING ALL 13 CREW MEMBERS ON BOARD THE TRAIN--LOOKING FOR CLUES. THE INVESTIGATION COULD TAKE MONTHS. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, KENSINGTON, MARYLAND.
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[Drunk-Driving]


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The number of accidents involving drugs and drunk driving was up slightly last year in Virginia.
But those numbers really jumped in northern Virginia.
A new study found that 24-hundred-72 vehicle crashes in northern Virginia were alcohol- or drug-related last year, compared with 22-hundred-42 the year before.
That's an increase of ten-point-three percent.
The statewide increase for the same period was one-point-six percent.
Fairfax County accounted for almost half the total number of northern Virginia crashes last year involving drunken or drugged drivers.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


President Bush signs legislation that is supposed to crack down on corporate corruption. We'll have that after the break,
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and it is deja vu all over again for volunteers trying to save 40 whales who beached themselves for the second day in a row.
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[Whales]


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Freedom was fleeting for THESE whales--
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About 40 pilot whales are stranded again off Cape Cod, Massachusetts-- just one day after a massive rescue effort to save thenm.
The small black whales are beached about 25 miles from where they were set free yesterday by dozens of vacationers and volunteers.
At least nine of the whales died, but more than 40 were saved.
Officials say the same group is stuck again.
It's not clear why they keep getting stranded.
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[Bush-Bill]


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President Bush has signed the much- anticipated bill to fight corporate fraud.
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The measure was signed this morning during an elaborate White House ceremony.
It tightens regulation of company financial reporting, and provides new oversight of independent auditors.
The bill also includes tough new criminal penalties for corporate wrong- doers.
Key lawmakers, Justice Department officials, and corporate regulators were on hand at the ceremony.
However, no C-E-O's were invited.
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[Traficant]


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Former Congressman James Traficant is about to be sentenced following convictions of bribery, tax evasion, and racketeering.
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Traficant filed a motion late yesterday, saying he can't go to prison because Congress has already punished him by EXPELLING him.
He adds that a prison sentence would be double jeopardy, punishing him twice for the same crime.
The federal judge today ruled that expulsion is NOT a judicial punishment.
The government is asking the judge for a more than seven-year sentence.
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[11Stanley-Mural]


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A local artist is making a larger than life statement about some important people who helped shape the Roanoke Valley.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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((I THINK THEY'LL GET A KICK OUT OF THIS.)) [RUNS05]
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Tony Tyler is clearly at home here in his Roanoke studio... where for more than a month now he's been working to preserve local history.
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((NO MATTER WHAT THE MEDIUM IS YOU GET EXCITED ABOUT IT AND THEY SAID A BIG PROJECT I MEAN, I WISH I DIDN'T HAVE TO TURN THE AIRBRUSH OFF.)) [runs07]
[outq= turn the airbrush off.]

Tyler's job is to airbrush the faces of local and national figures who've made a difference in Roanoke-- from the 1930's 'til today.
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((REVEREND ROGERS WHO WAS ONE OF THE FIRST PERSONS TO START RELIGION IN ROANOKE CITY AND WE ALSO HAVE LOUIS ARMSTRONG, EVERYONE KNOWS WHO HE IS... AND WE HAVE COACH MILLER WHO I HAVE NO IDEA WHO HE IS BUT EVERYONE CALLS HIM A GOOD GUY SO WE MADE SURE WE COULD SEE HIM UP THERE.)) [runs15]
[out q= up there.]

Other faces also make up the mural-- including former WDBJ weekend sports anchor Roy Stanley... who's joined by NEWS 7's Mike Stevens and a host of other faces ranging from Noel Taylor to Nelson Mandella.
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[in q= Well I guess]

((WELL I GUESS YOU COULD SAY EVERYONE IS KIND OF FAMOUS YOU HAVE YOUR STARS AND ACTORS AND YOU HAVE YOUR POLITICAL PEOPLE AND YOUR COMMUNITY PEOPLE SO ME I WOULD CONSIDER THEM ALL BEING STARS FOR WHAT THEY ACTUALLY LAID DOWN FOR ROANOKE AT THAT TIME ALL THE WAY UP TO NOW. )) [runs12]
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[TAKE STAND UP]
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((THE PAINTINGS ARE LARGE-- EACH BLOCK IS EIGHT FEET TALL AND FOUR FEET WIDE.))
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[out q10 ] This Saturday-- they'll be placed side by side for the public to see. They'll be the centerpiece at WTOY radio's fifth annual Stone Soul picnic at Washington Park. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))

[11King-tree]


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The first memorial to an African-American ever placed in Virginia's Capitol Square will be removed today.
The 15-foot tall red oak tree that honored slain civil rights leader
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Martin Luther King, Junior is dead.
The tree was dedicated by King's widow, Coretta and then-Governor Jim Gilmore last year in a ceremony on the capitol grounds.
The tree did not survive the transplantation and will be cut down.
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[IN Q=WHEN YOU PLANT ANY TREE OF THAT SIZE]

((RICH SLIWOSKI/DEPT. OF GENERAL SERVICES: WHEN YOU PLANT ANY TREE OF THAT SIZE YOU ALWAYS RUN THE RISK OF IT NOT HOLDING IN BECAUSE OF THE ROOT SYSTEM NOT DEVELOPING AS WELL AS IT SHOULD. AND BECAUSE OF THE DROUGHT AND THE RATHER DRY WINTER WE HAD IT DIDN'T DEVELOP THE ROOT SYSTEM IT REALLY NEEDED.))
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[OUT Q=THE ROOT SYSTEM IT REALLY NEEDED.]
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State officials plan to plant a new tree in the fall, when conditions may better support its survival.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next on the newscast, Leo will take a detailed look at the hot and humid forecast. [MUSIC UP FULL]
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[5-Montgomery-Volunteer]


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A local hospital is saying goodbye to a volunteer who has put in more than 10-thousand hours.
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((GOOD LUCK TO YA, WE'LL SEE YA AGAIN.))
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86-year-old Bill Blokker (Block-er) is leaving his volunteer post at Montgomery Regional Hospital after 22 years. The facility yesterday to the Blacksburg resident and held a reception in his honor. (Block-er) Blokker has logged more hours than any other volunteer... the majority of that time keeping patients company.
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[IN Q=I FEEL]

((BILL BLOKKER/MRH VOLUNTEER; I FEEL AS THOUGH I'VE GOTTEN DONE A LOT OF GOOD YOU KNOW TALKING TO PEOPLE SO I GET THE SATISFACTION OF DOING IT.)) ((MADYE PRICE/MRH NURSE; WE GET ALL KINDS OF COMPLIMENTS FOR OUR VOLUNTEERS BECAUSE WELL THEY'RE JUST ALL WONDERFUL BUT HE'S SPECIAL IN OUR HEARTS BECAUSE HE WORKS BACK HERE WITH US.))
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[SUPER=01-Madye Price/MRH Nurse; :09]
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[OUT Q=HERE WITH US.]
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[VO-NAT]

(Block-er) Blokker is moving to Washington state to be closer to family. He says he will miss the staff at the hospital the most. Before becoming a volunteer, he worked on the railroad for 34 years.
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW has dropped 64 points. The NASDAQ has lost nine.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up next in sports-- with the hot and humid temperatures taking over the summer... water has become a vital part of some N-F-L training camps...
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And the Redskins camp is attracting some international attention... we'll see what the global connnection is...
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[S-Iverson]


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Allen Iverson has been cleared of all but one charge-- That was the result of a six hour preliminary hearing yesterday for the Philadelphia 76-ers guard.
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[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA; :00]

The 27- year- old N-B-A star faced 14 charges stemming from a July third incident.
That's when he and his uncle allegedly burst into an appartment looking for Iverson's wife and threatened two men. The two accusers disagreed on a few key points like, whether or not Iverson had a gun. Iverson is free of all charges except two misdemeanor counts of terrorist threats.
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[S-Extra]


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The New Orleans Saints got a double bonus yesterday when first- round draft pick Donte Stallworth
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, the 13th overall pick out of Tennessee showed up to practice with the team after signing a six year deal.
The wide receiver did not get into camp until 2 am and practiced yesterday.
The Saints quarterback, former UVa star Aaron Brooks, also showed up.
He missed three days because of unhappiness surrounding his contract.
He is set to make 450 thousand dollars this season after throwing 26 touchdowns passes last season.
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[S-Skins]


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The Redskins play the 49-ers in Osaka, Japan this weekend in the N-F-L's annual American Bowl.
Mike Stevens' training camp report today has a little international flavor.
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[SUPER=01-Eiji Nagaoka/Writer for "The Sankei Shimbun"; :45]
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(( Japanese Media members have been as much a part of training camp this summer as their American counterparts. They are here to cover the Redskins, but mainly to hype the this coming weekend's game in Osaka. ((NAT SOUND OF SPURRIER:)) Spurrier has done his best to embrace the Japanese media members and make them feel welcome. They are doing their best to understand what is a very American game. They have been won over by the littlest of men Darrell Green and biggest of players in 300 pound Chris Samuels. ((EIJI NAGAOKA/WRITER FOR THE SANKEI SHIMBUM:)) ((CHRIS SAMUELS:)) As a first year coach - Spurrier could do without the extended break in camp - but he's at least resigned himself to the fact that he is now traveling halfway around the world.)) ((STEVE SPURRIER:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))

[S-Jets]


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The New York Jets are in the heat of their training camp- and while winning is huge... there is something on the minds of the coaches and players...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]


With the hot weather so incredibly intense, everyone is reminded of the value of water intake.
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[SUPER=01-Herman Edwards/Jets Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Curtis Martin/Jets Tailback; :22]
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[OUT Q=......how important it is"]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[S-Colts]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN; :00]


The Colts are also worried about fluid intake and running back Edgerin James, who practiced for the first time since knee surgery in November.
He looked strong.
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[SUPER=01-Tony Dungy/Colts Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Peyton Manning/Colts Quarterback; :14]
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[OUT Q=........althlete that he is"]
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