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Coming up on News 7 -
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What's the future of one area lake? We'll have the latest.
An update on the twins separated in surgery.
Plus you could call him an American child- really he's a local MAN who's climbing the country charts.
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Plus airbags in some cars are in question.
And a chilly night ahead.
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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((JOHN SNIDOW/LAKE RESIDENT; I THINK THIS IS GOOD, IF YOU CAN GET THIS TYPE OF INTERACTION BETWEEN THE PEOPLE LEGISLATING THE RULES AND THE PEOPLE WHO SEE IT EVERYDAY, IT'S ALWAYS A GOOD THING.))
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American Electric Power invites residents of Smith Mountain Lake to talk about the future of the lake and its shoreline...
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[AEP-Lake]


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[!!!ANCHOR TAG!!!] More than 150 people turned out to see just exactly what A-E-P has planned for Smith Mountain Lake's Shoreline. And after months of study, the power company is asking residents for ideas. Richard Lesko has more.
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(( There are more than 65-hundred docks on Smith Mountain Lake's 5-hundred miles of shoreline, and more are coming.
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((MIKE THACKER/AEP HYDRO SUPPORT MANAGER; WHEN AEP, FORMERLY APPALACHIAN POWER BUILT THE PROJECT BACK IN THE 50'S AND 60'S, I DON'T THINK ANYBODY ENVISIONED THE DEVELOPMENT THAT THERE IS TODAY.))
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That has many people worried about over-expansion on the lake. Now the power company wants to make all those regulations for building permits are the same from county-to county to clarify the process, and to make sure the environmental and scenic aspects of the lake aren't compromised by construction.
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((MIKE THACKER/AEP HYDRO SUPPORT MANAGER; THE IDEA IS TO PUT TOGETHER SHORELINE MANAGEMENT THAT EVERYONE AGREES TO, AND THAT EVERYBODY IS AN EQUAL PART IN. SO THAT IF YOU GO TO FRANKLIN COUNTY TO GET A PERMIT, IT'S THE SAME AS IF YOU GO TO BEDFORD TO GET A PERMIT. IF YOU COME TO AEP TO GET A PERMIT, IT'S THE SAME AS IF YOU GO ANYWHERE ELSE.))
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A-E-P is undertaking a massive survey of the types of shoreline, the boat usage, and the number of docks to determine if the laws and guidelines on construction need to be changed. Some residents were pleased the process is going on, but took exception to the preliminary data.
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((JOHN SNIDOW/LAKE RESIDENT; THEY HAD CLASSIFIED OUR AREA AS A LOW DENSITY BOATING AREA, AND WE SEE ON THE WEEKENDS THAT THE DENSITY IS SO HIGH WE DON'T GO OUT ON WEEKENDS.))
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This was the second public meeting, and the company says there will be more in the future. A-E-P hopes to have a draft of the shoreline management plan early next year. Richard Lesko, News 7.))
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[TAKE PINNACLE FULL]
[ANCHOR=Jean]

If you would like to share your thoughts with A-E-P on the future of the shoreline, you can go to smith-m-t-n-dot-com.

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[Dominion-Union]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The union that represents striking Dominion Virginia Power workers wants to get contract talks back on line.
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The union said today it's asked a federal mediator to set up a meeting with the company quote -- ``as soon as possible.''
37-hundred Dominion employees went on strike Friday after seven months of negotiations failed to yield a contract agreement.
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[Nissan-Airbags]


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A woman is blind- She blames a faulty airbag in a Nissan Altima for her injuries.
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((NORMA BRAINERD/VICTIM: MY WHOLE WORLD WAS BLACK AND IT WAS FROM THE NISSAN ALTIMA AIRBAG AND THAT'S WHY I'M HERE.))
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Norma Brainerd is not alone- The Public Citizen group says Passenger side air bags in the 1994 and 1995 Nissan Altima caused at least 30 eye injuries- two of the serious enough to cause vision loss.
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((KEVIN NERO/INJURED BY AIRBAG: NISSAN AND THE GOVERNMENT NEED TO STEP FORWARD AND KEEP THIS FROM HAPPENING AGAIN.)) [BUTT TO 48] ((THIS BAG CONTINUES TO BLIND PEOPLE AND SO I'M ASKING THE GOVERNMENT, NHTSA, NISSAN SOMEBODY TO TAKE ACTION AND PULL THIS AIRBAG OFF THE ROAD.))
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The two joined the Public Citizen president to urge the government to take the airbags out of the public domain.
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[Colombia-Explosions]


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The inauguration of Colombia's new president was greeted with explosions.
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At least 13 people were killed by several explosions just blocks away from where Alvaro (oo-REE'-bay) Uribe was being sworn in today.
The blasts were apparently caused by mortar shells.
Two hit near the inauguration... at least three more hit the presidential palace.
(oo-REE'-bay) Uribe is promising a crackdown on leftist rebels, right-wing militias and drug traffickers.
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[Bomb-Scare]


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A suspicious package created a commotion in downtown Martinsville today.
An employee at the Sprint building found it on the street and called police.
As a precaution, they evacuated the building and some nearby offices while state police bomb experts took a look at it.
Police determined it was harmless

[Roanoke-Fires]


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A Roanoke man is burned on 60-percent of his body after one of two early morning house fires.
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The fire at 13-30 Thomason Road Southeast broke out around 4:40 this morning. Fire crews quickly brought the flames under control. A neighbor says Jim and Marion Reynolds lived in the house with their 36-year old son, Greg, who is being treated at the UVA Burn Center for extensive burns. The Reynolds parents and two children were also treated for a variety of injuries including first and second degree burns and smoke inhalation. The fire was conatained to an upstairs bedroom. Damage is estimated at thirty thousand dollars. **Another fire also in Roanoke, earlier this morning, displaced a couple and killed several of their pets. Investigators say the blaze on 10-th Street Northwest was accidental, caused by an electrical malfunction. A relative says fire crews were able to save a couple of dogs but that a handful of other animals could not be rescued. The home is considered a total loss.
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[AL-Nile]


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An Alabama man is the latest person to contract the West Nile Virus.
The 72 year old is the first human case in Alabama this year.
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Officials in Alabama say they'll up efforts to try and elminate all possible mosquito breeding grounds.
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((JIM BUCKALEW/AL CHIEF OF STAFF; WE HAVE ASKED THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO GET WITH ALL THE DISTRICT ENGINEERS THROUGHOUT THE STATE TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL THE ROADWAYS AND WATERWAYS ARE CLEARED OF ANY STANDING OR STAGNATED WATER.))
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[West-Nile]


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The Virginia Health Department continues to monitor the spread of West Nile virus.
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[VO-NAT]
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Officials say they are seeing an increase in the number of dead birds received from the region.
Dead birds, including some from the Roanoke area, have been sent to Richmond where they are being tested for the virus.
Officials say they have tested more than one thousand dead birds this year.
186 have tested positive for West Nile.
So far, the crow found in Patrick County remains the only confirmed case of the disease in our area.
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[Bedford-Rabies]


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A Bedford man is getting rabies treatment after an encounter with a stray cat.
Police say the cat bit and scratched him at his home on Crenshaw Street last week.
A rabies test came back positive.
Bedford officials want people to make sure their pets are vaccinated, and to avoid contact with wild or stray animals.

[Twins-Update]


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For one year of their lives - they were unable to see each other.
But, thanks to a group of doctors and maybe a miracle - the twins born joined at the head may be able to take their first peak very soon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA]

Twins, both named Maria, are on the road to recovery after over twenty hours in surgery to separate them. Doctors say they are doing okay - in critical but stable condition. They're keeping a close eye on them - to determine whether they may have suffered any brain damage during the surgery.
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((DR. ANDY MADIKIANS/PEDIATRIC PROFESSOR: DETERMINING WHETHER THERE IS ANY BRAIN INJURY IS STILL AT THAT POINT.. MIGHT BE TOO DIFFICULT TO ACCESS TOTALLY. ))
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[VO-NAT]

Doctors say the good news is that the girls are moving. But, the twins will need at least a couple more surgeries to finish rebuilding their skulls. Mom and Dad are very happy. They say the formerly joined twins were very hard to care for.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Virginia's public schools band together for S-O-L success.
That's next on News 7.
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Plus he's charged with having sex with a minor. But these fans are standing outside the courthouse and behind R-Kelly.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Sports is just minutes away. I'm Travis Wells, tonight here on the big 7, UVA's Billy McMullen is gearing up for a big season. Michael Vick is ready for his first preseason game as the Falcons starter, and there's a new head Highlander at Glenvar. Plus the Dazzle sets its preseason schedule. All that and then some in just a few.))

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Singer R-Kelly arrived at a Chicago courthouse amid a crowd of supporters chanting his name.
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Kelly pleaded not guilty- to charges of having sex with a minor.
The judge today opened a package containing a tape from the Judge Mathis Show- but neither the prosecution nor the defense could explain the tapes' relevance.
Prosecutors do say they have video showing Kelly having sex with a minor- Kelly denies he's the man on that tape.
His supporters stood outside wearing shirts saying Not Guilty.
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[Westerfield]


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It's now up to a jury to decide if a 50 year old neighbor kidnapped and killed 7- year old Danielle Van Dam.
Jurors should get the case tomorrow-
As Chris Lawrence reports- prosecutors say there is plenty of evidence against David Westerfield, while the defense says the "father of two" is not a killer.
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((DAVID WESTERFIELD SAT SILENTLY AS HIS ATTORNEY ADDRESSED THE JURY FOR THE LAST TIME. THE DEFENSE ARGUED THAT BUGS ON DANIELLE VAN DAM'S BODY SHOWED IT WAS DUMPED AFTER WESTERFIELD WAS UNDER 24-HOUR SURVEILLANCE. STEVEN FELDMAN/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: "Evidence has shown that Westerfield is innocent. There it is! BUT DURING HIS FINAL REBUTTAL, THE PROSECUTOR TOLD JURORS TO FOCUS ON THE DNA EVIDENCE. ASST. DA. JEFF DUSEK/PROSECUTOR: "THE BUGS CAN HELP US IN A LIMITED TIME FRAME, BUT THEY CAN AND WILL MISLEAD US IF THEY TRY TO MAKE US DO SOMETHING THEY'RE NOT HERE TO DO." Danielle s father put her to bed February 1st, and never saw her again. But there is no physical evidence that links Westerfield to the home. Prosecutors argued that other DNA evidence puts the two together. Detectives found Danielle s hair in between Westerfield s bedsheets. They found a drop of her blood on his clothing. And found her fingerprints on his bedpost. Both sides have argued whether Westerfield is the kind of person who could commit this kind of crime. FELDMAN: He s the father of two college-age children, he s got mortgage payments. DUSEK: "We do have a moral problem with what he did to that child. We do have a legal problem with what he did to that child. They are the same." CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS, SAN DIEGO.))

[Farinacci]


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A Campbell County woman accused of killing her husband apparently was also the subject of a wiretap operation in Nelson County several years ago.
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[VO-NAT]
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48-year-old Elizabeth Farinacci (fair-uh-NAH-chee) is charged with shooting to death her husband Frank in February.

During a court hearing today, Farinacci's lawyer said he wants to hear what's on the audiotapes from that wiretap to see if it's relevant to her murder case.
Nelson County authorities would not say what the wiretap operation involved.
Farinacci is scheduled to stand trial later this month.
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[Warner-Pass]


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Governor Warner's new education initiative has struggling schools and excelling schools working together.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Warner's Partnership to Achieve Successful Schools, or PASS, pairs teams of teachers and administrators from accredited schools with those schools who need to raise their Standards Of Learning scores.
Three hundred educators from across the state are learning ways to help make the relationships successful.
The governor says one of the challenges is to be sensitive to the feelings of staff at struggling schools who are opening their doors to outside help.
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34 schools in the state have been slated for assistance, including nine in our region.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead on News 7, Radford University honors the victims of September 11th and a fallen local police officer with a scholarship award.
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[VO-NAT]

[***NAT MUSIC UNDER***]
Plus Phil Vasser talks about his journey from Lynchburg to the top of the Country charts.
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[Commercial]

[Celebration-LIfe]


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It was one week ago that two California teens were kidnapped at gunpoint-
Tonight those girls are "celebrating life" at a service in their hometown.
They are thankful they're alive- Authorities had said .... they believed the girls were moments from being killed when they were rescued.

[RU-Scholarship]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=rca]
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The daughter of a Christiansburg police officer killed in the line of duty is getting some help for college from a new Radford University scholarship.
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Ashley Griffith is the first recipient of the Jeff Price Family Scholarship. It was created in response to September 11th. The goal is to help children directly affected by the tragedy, other terrorist attacks or those whose parents are rescue, fire, or police personnel. She starts Radford this Fall....
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((ASHLEY GRIFFITH/SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT; I'M GOING THERE FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAJOR AND THEN HOPE TO WORK IN THE TOWN OF CHRISTIANSBURG AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WHEN I GRADUATE.))
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[VO-NAT]

Ashley is following in the footsteps of her Dad - late Officer Terry Griffith. Griffith was shot and killed in 19-94 while arresting a shoplifter. Ashley says the scholarship money will cover her books for the year.
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up in sports, Steve Mason chats with UVa's Billy McMullen, the Glenvar Highlanders are in the high school spotlight, and the Redskins finally come to terms with first round pick Patrick Ramsey, but first in tonight's extra point.
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[VO-NAT]


The Roanoke Dazzle has released its preseason schedule.
Roanoke will hit the road for North Charleston where the Dazzle and LowGators will tip off the NBDL preseason on November 7th. The team then returns home to host Mobile at the Civic Center on Monday November 11th. The Dazzle opens the regular season on November 15th.
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[S-Billy]


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The Virginia Cavaliers are just two weeks away from kicking off their season against Colorado State. Last season the Hoos scored just over 20 points per game. But Billy McMullen hopes to help them improve on that quite a bit. Steve Mason has more with the Cavs senior receiver.
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((he is Virginia's first all american receiver since Herman Moore in 1990 and he lead the ACC in every single receiving category last season, yet Billy McMullen works in practice as if he is fighting to make the team. It is that humility and desire to get better that makes him one of the nation's top receivers. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) McMullen wants to help out the Cavaliers in anyway he can and although he has led Uva in receiving every year of his career, catches, touchdowns and yards are not his focus in his senior campaign. ((:)) McMullen should get help from players like freshman receiver Ron Morton, a prepstar All-American who has looked sharp in practice. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[S-Gailey]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
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Elsewhere in the ACC, Chan Gailey is prepping for his first season as the head coach of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The former Cowboys boss is anxious to get started in Atlanta.
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Like Al Groh did last year at Virginia, Gailey is returning to the college game from the NFL. He spent 16 of the last 17 years in the pros. Gailey brings a laid back attitude to Tech and the players have been enthusiastic.
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[S-Glenvar]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-122 53:08]
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The Glenvar Highlanders are in the spotlight this morning as our Friday Football Extra previews roll on.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


Glenvar returns 18 starters this season, including 9 on offense and 9 on defense. And that's good news for first year head coach Lee Johnson.
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[VO-NAT]


The Highlanders should be battle tested after playing numerous close games a year ago.
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[S-Ramsey]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
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Redskins first round draft pick Patrick Ramsey has ended his 16 day holdout. The Skins and Ramsey agreed late Tuesday night to a five year contract worth 5.7 million dollars with a signing bonus of 3.1 million. Washington travels to Charlotte to face the Panthers in a preseason game this weekend, but Ramsey is not expected to play.
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[SUPER=01-Patrick Ramsey/Signs with Redskins; :00]
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[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The Atlanta Falcons will take the field on Friday for their first preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Yesterday the Dirty Birds held their final training camp practice in Greenville, South Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greenville, SC; :00]


Quarterback Michael Vick has made substantial strides from year one to year two for the Falcons. His coach Dan Reeves compares Vick to John Elway, his former quarterback in Denver in his second NFL season.
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[Vassar]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-31 TC18:32]
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His first record was a major hit. Now, Lynchburg native Phil Vassar is climbing the country charts once again.
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((AN AMERICAN CHILD... AN AMERICAN CHILD))
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[VO-NAT]


Vassar's follow-up release, American Child, arrived in stores this week.
Though it may be hard to capture the success of his debut album, Vassar says it's nice to have a new record out after two and a half years.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm just going to keep on writing]

((PHIL VASSAR/RECORDING ARTIST: I'M JUST GOING TO KEEP ON WRITING SONGS AND SINGING THEM UNTIL THEY TELL ME YOU CAN'T DO IT ANY MORE. AND I'M REALLY PROUD OF THIS RECORD, REALLY, REALLY PROUD. I THINK SOME OF THE BEST SONGS I'VE EVER WRITTEN ARE ON THIS RECORD, AND I'M JUST HOPING FOR THE BEST. I'M JUST HAVING A GOOD TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Phil Vassar/Recording Artist;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=I'm just having a good time.]
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[VO-NAT]


Growing up in Lynchburg, Vassar says he was just six years old when he first considered making music his career.


This week he was able to visit with family and friends in the Hill City, before leaving to promote the new album.
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