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Two separate fires rob two Roanoke families of just about everything.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And, soldiers recently returned from overseas tell us what they loved most about being in Afghanistan.
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[Sports-head]


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Tonight on News 7 Sports, Virginia's Billy McMullen is ready to improve on last year's career season, the Redskins and Patrick Ramsey are now on the same page,
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and the Glenvar Highlanders are in the preseason spotlight as they get set for a run at the Three Rivers District title.
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[WX-Head]
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Early August with overnight lows in the 40s and lower 50s. Looks like we are on a record pace and the tropics are heating up as well. Details just ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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Two families sort through what's left of their homes after two separate fires.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Fires that left one man seriously injured and killed a handful of family pets.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Roanoke-Fires]
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A Roanoke man is being treated for burns to 60-percent of his body after one of two early morning house fires.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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The fire at 1330 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 and two children were also treated for a variety of injuries including first and second degree burns and smoke inhalation. The fire was contained 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 at John and Judy Chambers' house at 1812 10-th Street Northwest was accidental, caused by an electrical malfunction. A relative says fire crews were able to save a couple dogs but that a handful of other animals could not be rescued.

The home is considered a total loss. The families in both cases have insurance.
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An accident in Botetourt County sent three people to the hospital this afternoon.
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A woman and two young children were travelling north on route 220, when their vehicle was clipped by another car that was entering the highway.
The van overturned. All three occupants were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
The driver of the first car wasn't hurt. State Police say she will be charged with failure to yield.
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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

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Is it better to give aid than to receive it?...schools across the state may soon find out, thanks to Governor Mark Warner's new education plan. Meghan Muldoon has more.
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((300 educators from across the state are meeting in Richmond by invitation of Governor Warner.
Some have been called to help and some have been called, well, to receive it.
Warner's Partnership to Achieve Successful Schools, or PASS, pairs teams of teachers from accredited schools with those failing to meet the SOL guidelines.
That may put some schools in an awkward position and the governor readily admits that pride may be an issue.
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[PUT WOODROW WILSON ELEM TAPE HERE] Judy Williams is principal of Woodrow Wilson Elementary, one of the 34 struggling schools the state has slated to receive help.
Next year, teachers from Lynchburg's Robert Payne Elementary will be spending six days in her school.
Despite the intrusion, Williams says her school is eager for the help.
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The team from Robert Payne says they're proud to have been chosen to help but that they don't feel superior.
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That's what Governor Warner is banking on.
The program is receiving only 3 million dollars in funding
but the governor says the impact of successful schools helping failing ones is something you can't put a price tag on.
Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Richmond.))

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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.

[West-Nile]


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Southwest Virginia is responding to the call for dead birds.
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As the Virginia Health Department continues to monitor the spread of West Nile virus, officials say they are seeing an increase in the number of dead birds received from the region.
Dead birds, including some from Roanoke, 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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[AEP-Lake]


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It's a plan that could change how houses and docks are built on Smith Mountain Lake....
And residents and developers are anxiously waiting to read the fine print.
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RIchard Lesko is at the lake tonight to explain what it's all about.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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Still ahead on News 7, see how a Lynchburg native is enjoying the ride to the top of the country music charts.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And we'll talk to two local soldiers just back from the war in Afghanistan... and hear how they survived everything from a helicopter crash to Afghan weddings filled with gunfire.
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[Afghan-Soldiers]
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A pair of infantrymen from the 101st Airborne Division has just returned home to the Roanoke Valley from the war in Afghanistan.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

These two soldiers found that Afghans- -not the Taliban nor al Qaeda, but the Afghani people- -love Americans.
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[SUPER=01-Spec 4 Dave Huynh/101st Airborne Division]
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(( Matt Edwards and Dave Huynh never knew each other growing up - -though they both went to high school here- -Matt at Salem High, Dave went to Northside. They met at Fort Campbell and ended up in the same unit in Afghanistan.
Though they went on their share of search and destroy missions in the Afghan mountains, the experiences that will stick with them ...have more to do with helping people.
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((BUILDING A SCHOOL FOR GIRLS THAT HAVEN'T BEEN IN SCHOOL FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS OR HELPING THESE PEOPLE EAT WHEN THEY'RE STARING OR THEIR KIDS ARE STARVING. WALKING AWAY FROM THAT YOU DEFINITELY KNOW YOU ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING IN THAT AREA.)) [RUNS:11]
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Though these two are not Special Forces- -nor soldiers with high rank or experience- -they were afforded many opportunities to see the countryside and interact with Afghan people.
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((WE HAD TRANSLATORS WITH US. WE WERE GOING INTO THE LOCAL VILLAGES, TALKING WITH THE LOCAL ELDERS. IT WAS LIKE AN INDIANA JONES MOVIE. YOU'D WALK INTO THE VILLAGE AND ALL THE KIDS WOULD JUST WALK IN AND SWARM YOU. ALL THEY'RE TRYING TO DO WAS TOUCH AN AMERICAN SOLDIER.)) [RUNS17]
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Specialist Edwards was one of those aboard a U.S. Army helicopter that crashed in January, seriously injuring 16 soldiers.
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((THE FACT THAT THERE WAS NO LOSS OF LIFE IS AMAZING TO ME. SOMEONE WAS LOOKING OUT FOR US. Dave: THEY REALLY SHOULD NOT HAVE MADE IT OUT OF THAT AIRCRAFT ALIVE THE MAJORITY OF THEM.)) [RUNS:13]
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Edwards and Huynh never got used to AK 47's being used for celebrations.
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((ONE OF THE FUNNY THINGS IS A LOT OF THEM FIRE ROUNDS IN THE AIR. THERE'S A WEDDING EVERY DAY, SPORADIC A-K FIRE. WE'LL GO OUT THERE TO SEE WHAT'S GOING ON. THEY'LL SAY IT'S A WEDDING.)) [RUNS:20]
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Huynh gets out of the Army a week from Monday. Edwards is going back... to Officer's Candidate School.

[RU-Scholarship]


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The daughter of a Christiansburg police officer killed in the line of duty is the recipient of a new scholarship at Radford University. The Jeff Price Family Scholarship was created to help children directly affected by September 11th, other terrorist attacks ... or those children of fire, rescue and police personnel. It's the first year money is being awarded... New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon joins us with more...
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]

Shannon, Officer Terry Griffith was shot and killed in 19-94 while arresting a shoplifter.
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His daughter Ashley talked about dealing with that tragedy in her scholarship application... and compared it those grieving from September 11th.
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((ASHLEY GRIFFITH/SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT; KNOWING HOW THOSE PEOPLE FEEL TO LOSE THE WORKERS THAT WERE UP THERE AND JUST THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS THAT WERE UP THERE, IT'S NOT AN EASY THING TO GO THROUGH ESPECIALLY WHEN YOUR YOUNGER OR AT ANY AGE REALLY BUT IT WAS JUST SORT OF A CONNECTION TO THAT.))
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[***RACHEL'S MIC HOT***] Griffith says the scholarship money will pay for her books for the year. As a freshman at RU - she will study criminal justice.
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We spoke to Jeff and Harriet Price about setting up the scholarship last year at their home. They says it's their way of helping people and a way to give back to the Radford area.
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Today Jeff Price says Ashley is an excellent choice. She does have her eye on the future... Ashley says she wants to follow in her father's footsteps...
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and become an officer with the Christiansburg Police Department.

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A turnaround late in the day sent stocks sharply higher. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW rose 182 points.
NASDAQ gained 21.
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[Vassar]
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Lynchburg native Phil Vassar says he's "hoping for the best and having a good time."
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


With his second album now climbing the country charts, that shouldn't be too hard.
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Vassar's first album yielded five top ten hits, and this year the Academy of Country Music named him Top New Male Vocalist.
His follow-up, American Child, arrived in stores this week.
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((AN AMERICAN CHILD, AN AMERICAN CHILD))
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Growing up in Lynchburg, Vassar says he was only six years old when he first thought of making music his career.

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((PHIL VASSAR: MY DAD WAS A SINGER AND I ALWAYS REMEMBERED GOING TO SEE MY DAD SING, AND I WAS LIKE THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO DO IN MY LIFE, I THINK. AND SO IT TOOK A LONG TIME TO GET WHERE I WANTED TO GET, BUT IT WAS REALLY, REALLY FUN. AND IT'S PROBABLY A GOOD THING, I DID KNOW AT AN EARLY AGE WHAT I WANTED TO DO.))
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Speaking to News 7 by satellite, Vassar said he's proud of his Virginia roots. He says he'll keep making music, in his words, "until they tell me I can't do it any more".
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[Sports tease]


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Coming up in sports, high school football practice rolls on, Dan Reeves compares Michael Vick to John Elway
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and Billy McMullen is set to shoulder the offensive load again this season for the Virginia Cavaliers.
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[S-Glenvar]


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Our Friday Football Extra preseason cameras invaded the Glenvar Highlanders camp today.
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Glenvar returns 18 starters this season, 9 on offense and 9 on defense. The Highlanders begin the 2002 season under first year head coach Lee Johnson.
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The Highlanders and their 18 returning starters are battle tested after winning and losing a few key games last season by just a few points.
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[S-Billy]


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The Virginia football team ranked eighth in the ACC last season in offensive production, scoring just over 20 points a game. For the Wahoos to improve in that area, the burden once again appears to fall on the shoulders of the ACC's leading receiver Billy McMullen. Steve Mason checks in with the senior.
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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.))

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The Washington Redskins travel to Charlotte this weekend for their second preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. Today the Skins added another quarterback to the mix with the signing of first round draft pick Patrick Ramsey. The deal is for five years and 5.7 million dollars. Don't expect Ramsey to see the field against Carolina. He's missed two weeks of training camp and has a lot of catching up to do.

[S-Vick]


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After injuring his throwing shoulder in practice recently, Michael Vick was sharp today, going full speed in the Falcons final full practice in Greenville South Carolina training camp.
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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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