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Coming up- paying more for a puff in Salem. Cigarettes are going up.
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[VO-NAT]


So how are the twins doing? New video.... nearly one week after they were separated by surgery.
Plus Ronde Barber helps usher in the John Gruden era in Tampa.
And the daughter of the King.... marrys.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

[Video-Open]


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[SOT 00:43:51]
[IN Q=I don't think ]

((I DON'T THINK YOU CAN SEE IT ANY OTHER WAY I MEAN IT'S JUST DEFINITELY TOWARD SMOKERS AND AGAINST THE SMOKERS.))
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[OUT Q=against the smokers. ]
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[VO-NAT]

The price of cigarettes is going up in the city of Salem.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
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[Salem-Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-34 TC12:12]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 11]

The city of Salem is upping the tax on cigarettes. Tonight-- city council voted unanimously to raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes- the money will fund a school renovation. [***SALEM SMOKES GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa/Pulpit;]

Teresa Hamilton was at tonight's meeting-- and is here now with more on council's decision. Jean, city council insists the 15- cent tax is not meant to target smokers--
[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]

but merchants and cigarette distributors see the decision differently.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alex Brown/Salem Vice-Mayor; ]
[SUPER=03-Salem; ]
[SUPER=01-Sonny Tarpley/Salem Mayor; ]
[SUPER=01-Glenn Bowe/Layman Candy Vice-President; ]
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[OUT Q=WHEN THEY GO. ]
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[inq= It's a tax]

((I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE GO AHEAD AND OD THAT ESPECIALLY FOR WHAT WE'RE GOING TO USE IT FOR.)) [runs07]
[out q= use it for.]

Tonight's decision by Salem City council to raise the price on a pack of cigarettes by 15 cents was a unanimous one. But before voting on the ordinance-- Mayor Sonny Tarpley insisted on clearing the air-- saying council's decision was not intended to hit the wallets of a particular group of people.
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[00:36:07]
[inq= I would ]

((I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT WE HAVE DOUBLED OUR DECAL TAX FOR THIS YEAR, WE PLACED A CELL PHONE TAX IN THE BUDGET OF THREE DOLLARS WHICH IS CERTAINLY GOING TO AFFECT A LOT OF PEOPLE, WE TOOK A LODGING TAX FROM FIVE PERCENT TO SEVEN PERCENT.)) [runs19]
[out q= to seven percent.]

Mayor Tarpley says much of the money generated will go toward improvements to Andrew Lewis Middle School. But cigarette distributors, like Glenn Bowe, believe the tax is just too high and will ultimately hurt Salem merchants.
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(( OH, I DEFINITELY THINK ITS GOING TO BE THE MERCHANTS WHO ARE GOING TO BE HURT SMOKERS ARE GOING TO DRIVE INTO THE COUNTY TO GET CIGARETTES AND THEY DO BUY OTHER ITEMS WHEN THEY GO. )) [runs08]
[out q= when they go.]))
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[LIVE=Teresa /FULL Pulpit]

The 15- cent tax in the city of Salem will go into effect December first. [NEWS 7 @ 11 GRAPHIC] By the way, Salem city council also took up another UNrelated matter... agreeing to purchase a nearly three acre piece of property on West Main Street for 500- thousand dollars.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa / Pulpit;]

Jean, council isn't saying what the property is for-- they say an announcement is expected to come tomorrow.

[Gretna-Water]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Town leaders in Gretna say they have about three weeks' supply of water left in their reservoir.. but help may be on the way.
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Officials with the D-E-Q and the Army Corps of Engineers today approved a dam and containment pond the town is building on an old dairy farm just outside the town limits.
Crews will build a pipeline from the pond and pump the water two miles to the reservoir to keep it from drying up.
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[SOT 22:20:00]
[IN Q=This is serious.]

((FRED INGRAM/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SUPERVISOR; THIS IS SERIOUS, WE HAVE AN EMERGENCY. WE HAVE ABOUT MAYBE THREE WEEKS OF WATER LEFT AND SCHOOL STARTS IN TWO WEEKS AND IT'S IMPACTING ABOUT TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE IN THIS AREA WITH THE TOWN SITUATION THE WAY IT IS. WE HAVE A SERIOUS PROBLEM.))
[SUPER=01-Fred Ingram/Pittsylvania Co. Supervisor]
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[OUT Q=have a serious problem.]
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[VO-NAT]


The pipeline should be operational within a week.
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[Giles-Water]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A dramatic drop in a Giles County well is prompting calls for conservation there.
Officials say the water level in a Public Service Authority well has dropped fifty feet over the last six days.
The PSA is asking all Giles County residents who are not on private water systems to voluntarily conserve water. Officials are asking citizens of Glen Lynn, Rich Creek, Narrows, Pearisburg, Pembroke, and others who are billed by Giles County to refrain from watering lawns and washing vehicles.
The county is supplementing its supply with water from three other wells, but conservation measures will remain in effect until the area receives significant rainfall.

[Drought-Aid]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Three more Virginia counties have been declared natural disaster areas because of the drought and excessive heat.


Bedford, Orange and Rockbridge Counties are the latest to join the federal list.
The designation by the U-S Agriculture Secretary means that farmers in those areas, and in 20 neighboring localities will be eligible for low- interest emergency loans to help cover their losses. Farmers have eight months to apply.



[Airline-Bankruptcy]


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U-S Airways says it will continue operating normally while it re-organizes its finances.
A federal judge gave his OK today- one day after the airliner filed for bankruptcy protection.
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The airline says its planes will keep flying.
Passengers flying just one day after the airline filed Chapter 11 say they had no problems.
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((PATTI ROHMAN/PASSENGER: I'M NOT REALLY CONCERNED, WORK OUT FOR THEM.))
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[OUT Q=for them.]
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At the bankruptcy hearing- U-S Airways officials said no airline was hit harder after September 11th.
But they hope the airline will get back on its feet within eight months and they say passengers will not be affected
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((CHRIS CHIAMES/US AIRWAYS: DIVIDEND MILES WILL CONTINUE TO BE AWARDED. WE'LL HONOR ALL TICKETS. THE CUSTOMER SHOULD SEE THIS AS A SEAMLESS OPERATION.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Chiames/US Airways;]
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[OUT Q=A SEAMLESS OPERATION]
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[VO-NAT 14]


Travel Agents were also re-assuring passengers.
One said even if the airline did fold- other airlines would honor the tickets.
Right now though U-S Airways- the nations 7th largest carrier- hopes to re-organize and stay in flight.
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[US-Airways]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Locally- Air travelers should not notice a difference either.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


It is actually US-Airways express- a subsidiary of U-S airways that services the Roanoke Valley- but it is not one of the four that joined the parent company in filing for bankruptcy.
The Director of the Roanoke Regional airport says locally the airline is doing just fine.
Jackie Schuck did say that travel is down about 8 or 9 percent in the area.
But she says US Airways Express flights are full to a "healthy" level and that, if she had her way, the company would add more service.
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[Control-Tower]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
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While air travel may not be climbing, something else at the Roanoke Regional airport is.
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[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

A new air traffic control tower is reaching toward the sky and is about 3-quarters of its final height. Airport Director Jackie Shuck says crews are almost to the point of building the cab, or control room. The finished tower will be almost 200-feet tall.
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((JACKIE SHUCK/AIRPORT DIRECTOR: IT WAS SOME NEGOTIATION WITH THE F-A-A TO MAKE SURE THE TOWER WAS TALL ENOUGHT THAT WE COULD CONSTRUCT ON THE FEW ACRES WE HAVE TO THE FULL EXTENT THAT WE NEEDED TO SO THAT BUILDING COULD BE AS HIGH AS NECESSARY AND THE PEOPLE IN THE TOWER COULD STILL SEE OVER IT TOWARDS THE AIRFIELD.))
[SUPER=01-Jackie Shuck/Airport Director;]
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[OUT Q=see over it towards the airfield.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Construction is expected to be complete next March but Shuck says it'll most likely be another year before the tower's fully operational. She hopes, at some point, the F-A-A will give her permission to open the tower to the public so everyone can enjoy the view.


[Firefighter]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
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A Roanoke County firefighter-paramedic is honored at tonight's Salem Avalanche game for his work thousands of miles from home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

Billy (Crimes) Chrimes was helping crews fight fires out west when he was asked to put his paramedic skills to work. A fire truck carrying five firefighters went down a mountainside in California-- and Chrimes didn't think twice about doing what he could to help. This evening-- the U-S Forest Service, the Virginia Department of Forestry and Roanoke County Fire and Rescue honored Chrimes for his dedication.
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[IN Q=There's a close]

((BILLY CHRIMES/ROANOKE CO. PARAMEDIC-FIREFIGHTER; THERE'S A CLOSE BOND WITH THE FIRE SERVICE AND EVEN IF YOU DON'T KNOW SOMEONE IT'S JUST LIKE A BROTHER OR A SISTER SO IT WAS TOUGH KNOWING THAT'S WHO WE WERE WORKING ON BUT IT ALSO KEPT YOU GOING THROUGH IT ALL AND MADE YOU WANT TO WORK THAT MUCH HARDER TO GET THE JOB DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Billy Chrimes/Roanoke Co. Paramedic-Firefighter; ]
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[OUT Q=job done.]
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[VO-NAT]

The truck that tumbled 12- hundred feet down the embankment was carrying five firefighters... only two survived.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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He was supposed to be keeping Franklin County residents safe... instead he's accused of doing something extremely dangerous.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a smile and a sigh of relief... as the two little girls formerly joined at the head continue their recovery.

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[Sports-preview]


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[Twins]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Almost one week after two twins were separated by surgery- the girls are opening their eyes, smiling and showing many signs of improvement.
Tonight new video tape of the girls- and an update on their condition- Manuel Gallegus has more.
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[SUPER=01-Clarice Marsh/Nurse; :10]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Irwin Weiss/UCLA Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; :46]
[SUPER=@Gallegus2; 1:00]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Los Angeles.]

((ALMOST A WEEK AFTER THE REMARKABLE AND EXTREMELY RARE SURGERY TO SEPARATE THEM, TWIN GIRLS MARIA DE JESUS AND MARIA TERESA ARE DOING JUST FINE. CLARICE MARSH, NURSE: So far as the children are waking up their eyes are blinking I know today maria de jesus smiled she's following the mobile, we put toys above and she's definitely following them. AS FOR HER SISTER MARIA TERESA CLARICE It seemed that she recognized the voice of one of the nurses that's card for her for two months. MARIA TERESA IS RECOVERING A BIT SLOWER DOCTORS SAY THAT'S PROBABLY BECAUSE SHE WENT THROUGH FIVE EXTRA HOURS OF SURGERY TO STOP SOME BLEEDING HOPEFULLY, WITHIN A FEW DAYS, DOCTORS SAY THEY WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE THEM OFF VENTILATORS, AND SEDATIVES DR. IRWIN WEISS, UCLA, PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT: THE GIRLS STILL FACE MORE CORRECTIVE SURGERY TO REPAIR THEIR SKULLS. THE OFFICIAL WORD FROM DOCTORS IS THAT THEY ARE GUARDEDLY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THEIR SURVIVAL BUT SO FAR IT APPEARS THEY ARE DOING AS WELL AS CAN BE EXPECTED AFTER SUCH A TRAUMATIC OPERATION. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))

[Surry-Shooting]


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The search is on for a man who's suspected of killing two people at a convenience store right across the state line from Carroll County.
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[SUPER=03-Surry Co., NC]


Early this morning, deputies in Surry County, North Carolina found a store clerk and a customer shot to death just off Interstate 77 in Dobson. Authorities believe 22-year-old Quincy J. Allen is the gunman.
[SUPER=03-Columbia, SC/Thursday]

Allen is already wanted for a shooting last week that killed a man in a South Carolina restaurant. Police believe he is now traveling in a Red Ford Explorer with Ohio tags - taken from one of the convenience store victims.
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[Waksal]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It is the scandal that could catch homemaking guru Martha Stewart in its net-
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[VO-NAT 09.5]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


The alleged insider trading scandal.
Today the former chief executive of ImClone Systems- Sam Waksal- pleaded not guilty to banking and securities fraud.

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[SOT 54]
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((SAM WAKSAL: MY ATTORNEY AND I LOOK FORWARD TO ADDRESSING THESE CHARGES IN THE APPROPRIATE FORUM. THE COURTS.))
[SUPER=01-Sam Waksal/Former ImClone Systems CEO;]
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[Vo-Nat 13]
Waksal is accused of insider trading, perjury, bank fraud and obstruction of justice.
A friend of Waksals- Martha Stewart reportedly sold her ImClone shares one day before the stock collapsed.
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[SOT 1:37]
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((BYRON: THIS IS WHAT EVERYBODY WANTS TO KNOW. . WHAT KINDS OF CONVERSATIONS TOOK PLACE BETWEEN SAM WAKSAL AND MARTHA STEWART.))
[SUPER=01-Christopher Byron/"Martha Inc." Author;]
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[OUT Q=and Martha Stewart.]
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[Vo-Nat 13]
Waksal still stands behind his company's cancer drug- saying he believes it can help thousands.
The company stock collapsed one day after the FDA made public that it would reject ImClone's application to market the drug.
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[Anchor=Jean]
[SS=None]


Meanwhile a house committee that may subpoena Martha Stewart says it was stunned by a request from her.
A spokesman says Stewart asked the panel in June to issue a statement effectively clearing her of insider trading.


Stewart is currently under threat of subpoena to hand over phone and email records by August 20th.


[Webster]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Franklin County's Public Safety Director has resigned, after being charged in a weekend drunk driving accident.
Claude Webster was arrested Saturday when he ran his car through a fence.
No one was injured --
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

but a breath test showed his blood alcohol content at POINT -ONE- SIX -- twice the legal limit.
The county named Deputy Director and Fire Marshal Bennie Russell as Webster's temporary replacement.
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[SOT 2:31:55 - 2:32:07]
[IN Q=We've]

((BONNIE JOHNSON/ASST. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: WE'VE APPRECIATED WORKING WITH CLAUDE. HE HAS GIVEN HIS HEART AND SOUL TO THE PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT AND TO IMPROVING PUBLIC SAFETY FOR THE PEOPLE AND THE COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Johnson/Asst. County Administrator;]
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[OUT Q=people and the county.]
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[VO-NAT]


In February, Webster was placed on administrative leave for more than a month after he threatened another patron at a Wendy's drive-thru with a gun.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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He's been Franklin County's Public Safety Director for nearly nine years.
At one point, he served on Governor Gilmore's E-M-S Advisory Board.
Our attempts to reach Webster were unsuccessful.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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A television star is on the road to recovery tonight after a devestating racing accident.
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


The King may have sung "I'm not the marrying kind..." but it's another story for his daughter.
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[Commercial]

[Priestly]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Actor Jason Priestly has been moved to an Indianapolis hospital-
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[VO-NAT 24 14:00:29]
[SUPER=03-Sparta, KY/Yesterday;]


Methodist hospital has treated several other Indy Racing league drivers- Priestly had arranged to be transferred there if he was ever in a serious accident.
The actor is in serious but stable condition, and is expected to recover.
Priestley has a spinal fracture, a broken nose, facial lacerations and broken bones in both feet.
But he can move his arms and legs, and communicate with doctors.
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[SOT 35]
[IN Q=]

((DR. STEPHAN STAPCZYNSKI/UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY MEDICAL CENTER: HE IS BECOMING MORE AWARE OF HIS SURROUNDINGS HE CAN VERBALIZE HIS NAME HE CAN RECOGNIZE HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Stephan Stapczynski/University of Kentucky Medical Center;]
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[OUT Q=his family and friends.]
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[VO-NAT]


Priestley's race car slammed into a wall at about 180 miles-per-hour during a practice lap at Kentucky Speedway.
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[Presley-Cage]


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The third time's a charm..... At least for Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis -- who has now entered her third marriage. This time the "charmer" is actor Nicholas Cage.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Their spokespeople confirm the couple tied the knot this weekend at a hotel in Hawaii.
The ceremony - intended only for family - included Presley's mother Priscilla, and her maternal grandparents.
Lisa Marie's 13-year-old daughter Danielle was flower girl and her 10-year-old son Benjamin was a ring bearer along with Cage's 12-year-old son Weston.
It is the second marriage for Cage, who was previously married to Patricia Arquette. As for Presley - She was last married to Michael Jackson - which lasted only 18 months.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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We will check out Ronde Barber and the Buccaneers in a pre season warm up against Miami, a look at the 2002 VMI football team and Avalanche highlights, but first our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]

Roanoke College announced today that baseball coach Kelly Dampeer has resigned.
Dampeer wants to pursue other interests outside of baseball and he felt he was not able to dedicate the time necessary to develop a quality program. During Dampeer's first season at Roanoke, the Maroons did struggle. The search for a new head coach begins immediately.
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[S-Cavaliers]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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Our Friday Football Extra coverage area is littered with young, bright hungry coaches and Lord Botetourt first year man Keith Robinson fits that bill and then some.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daleville; :00]


Robinson replaces Tony Hart on the Cavaliers' sideline. The Radford grad has been an assistant coach and offensive coordinator at Botetourt for the past three seasons. He says the transition to head coach has been a smooth one.
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[SUPER=01-Keith Robinson/New Botetourt Head Coach; :03]
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[OUT Q=can't complain so far."]
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[VO-NAT]


Robinson inherits a team that returns eleven starters from a year ago, including 6 on offense and 5 on defense.
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[OUT Q=this year's no exception."]
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[S-Bucs]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-131]
[GRAPHIC=Ronde and Tiki barber]


One half of the Ronde and Tiki Barber tandem was in action last night as the Buccaneers welcomed the Dolphins to town.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL/ESPN; :00]

The Jon Gruden era began with a bang in Tampa as the first year coach would watch his return man Frank Murphy take the opening kick off of the night at the Bucs five and sprint 95 yards for the touchdown and Tampa went up 7-nothing.
[SUPER=30-Miami/10/Tampa Bay/14;]Ronde Barber was as sharp as ever making several nice pass defenses and he nearly b

rings in the interception underneath Miami receiver Chris Chambers.
Miami got on the board in the second after another Tampa TD when Cedric ward catches this Ray Lucas pass, Bucs win 14-10.
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[S-VMI]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The VMI football program held its annual media day today and with nearly two dozen seniors the Keydets are in for a history making season. Travis Wells was there.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joey Gibson/VMI Senior Quarterback; :20]
[SUPER=01-Cal McCombs/VMI Head Coach; :40]
[SUPER=01-Matt Kluk/VMI Nose Tackle; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Johnny Burnett/VMI Defensive Coordinator; 1:29]
[SUPER=@travis1; 1:43]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-AVS]


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The Avalanche battled Southern Division leading Myrtle Beach last night at Salem Memorial and the Avs were looking for revenge after Sunday night's loss.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Pelicans vs. Avalanche; :00]

In the top of the sixth, Avs up 3-2, the Pelicans Louis Martinez connects on the double off the left field wall, the two bagger plates a run ad we are tied.
[SUPER=37-Salem/5/Myrtle Beach/4;]To the top of the seventh. The Beach does it again. James Jurries singles betwee

n first and second and another run comes on down and the Pelicans have the lead.
But in the bottom of the eighth, Salem's Jorge Piedra brings in the eventual game winner with a triple over the first baseman's head. Ronnie Merrill comes home safe and then Brian Peck slides home safe, Avs win 5-4.
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[S-Auction]


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This Thursday night the Roy Stanley Memorial Auction will take place at the Salem Civic Center at 7 o'clock and it is free. Mike Stevens gives us a sneak peek at some of the auction items you'll have a chance to bid on. This morning, the featured attraction is football memorabilia.
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(( There is something for everyone of you pigskin lovers. Whether you are a Hokie or a Cavalier. Or for that matter a West Virginia Mountaineer. Or how about a Georgia Bulldog looking for a piece of the past with Herschel Walker. The college stuff is plentiful, but the NFL memorabilia is what's really hot. A football autographed by Michael Vick. Another ball and a framed autographed by the baddest linebacker of all time Dick Butkus. And what about the greatest running back ever - Jim Brown's signature is available as well. Plus, Joe Montana starting lineups and an autographed football are all part of the first ever Roy Stanley Memorial auction,")) ((MIKE STEVENS:))