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Are civil rights being hurt in the fight against terrorism? What some local people think.
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The latest on the landlord who raised suspicions about his tenant in the Short family murder.
Plus how is that your tax dollars are working to brew the perfect beer?
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and is J-Lo getting hitched again?
News 7 at Eleven is up next.

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Time may be running out for Saddam.
The U-N Security Council will vote on tough new weapons inspections tomorrow morning.
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((THERE IS BROAD SUPPORT FOR THE RESOLUTION.))
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[Iraq]


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President Bush and other U-S diplomats are confident of winning tomorrow's vote.
The new resolution requires United Nations weapons inspectors to make an assessment of any Iraqi violations.
Drew Levinson reports.
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A Pakistani man facing execution next week in Virginia hopes fellow Muslims do not retaliate against Americans if he is put to death.
Mir (eye-mall) Aimal (KAH'-zee) Kasi told The Associated Press in an interview from Death Row today that he doesn't encourage atacks against anyone.
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The State Department says the scheduled execution in Virginia next week "may trigger retaliatory attacks against American interests."
Kasi is to be put to death November 14th for killing two C-I-A employees and wounding three others outside C-I-A headquarters in 1993.
Despite the threats the Governor says Virginians should feel safe.
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The F-B-I issued a separate warning of possible attacks during the holy month of Ramadan which started yesterday.
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[Civil-Rights]


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Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, the United States has fought the war against terrorism at home and abroad.
Protecting American lives is the ultimate goal, but civil libertarians warn that freedom may be on the firing line. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 GRAPHIC***]
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That was the subject of a community forum tonight, and Joe Dashiell was there.
Jean... the Roanoke Hate Crimes Working Group organized this discussion...
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[SUPER=@Joe1;]

that covered recent legislation strengthening the investigative powers of police... and controversial practices such as racial profiling...
U.S. Attorney John Brownlee says that protecting civil liberties while prosecuting the war on terrorism requires a delicate balance.
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((JOHN BROWNLEE/U.S. ATTORNEY: AS LAW ENFORCEMENT WE OBVIOUSLY HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO PREVENT ANOTHER TERRORIST ATTACK, TO FIND THESE PEOPLE OUT THERE PLANNING AND TRYING TO CAUSE OUR PUBLIC HARM. AND AT THE SAME TIME WE HAVE TO RECOGNIZE HOW IMPORTANT AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES ARE.)) [RUNS:15]
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In the wake of September 11th, Brownlee says he believes, that law enforcement actions have been rooted in the constitution...
But he says the protection of civil liberties is an important and challenging issue his office must consider every day.
As a cross-section of community leaders gathered at Hollins University to discuss the fallout from the terrorist attacks... others raised concerns about intolerance and prejudice.
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((KIRK BALLIN/NAT. CONFERENCE FOR COMMUNITY AND JUSTICE: IT'S A COMPLICATED ISSUE. I REALIZE THAT, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, WE FEEL THAT ANY TIME ANY GROUP FINDS THEMSELVES COMPROMISED IT COMPROMISES THE INTEGRITY OF THE WHOLE COMMUNITY, SO WE'RE ALWAYS VIGILANT ABOUT BEING SURE THAT ALL OF OUR CITIZENS ARE GETTING EQUAL TREATMENT AND THE CONSTITUTION IS PROTECTING EVERYONE'S RIGHTS.)) [RUNS :17]
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Kirk Ballin says he believes its important for Americans to learn about different cultures and faiths... especially Islam...
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And Jean, participants hope discussions like the one tonight will help to build relationships and a stronger sens

e of community.[Short-Murder]


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Today, he submitted to a lie detector test.
And next week, the man who raised suspicions about Gary Bowman's involvement in the Short family murders will be questioned by a federal grand jury.
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As outlined in a search warrant affidavit, Bowman's landlord Gary Lemons told investigators Bowman had threatened to kill a Virginia mobile home mover.
He also claimed he saw Bowman installing a false floor in his van.
Sheriff Frank Cassell says that a search of the van showed no secret compartment.
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((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: THE VAN APPEARS TO HAVE A SLEEPING PLATFORM BUILT IN IT. BEDDING AND A MATTRESS WAS THERE. IT APPEARED TO BE ABOUT 16 INCHES ABOVE THE FLOOR. NOTHING UNUSUAL ABOUT THAT. MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: BUT NO FALSE BOTTOM? SHERIFF CASSELL: NOT THAT THEY SAW. ))
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Lemons declined to talk on camera, but confirmed he was taking a polygraph test.
On November 12th, he'll appear before the same federal grand jury as Bowman.
Sheriff Cassell says Lemons is cooperating and is NOT a suspect.

[Sniper]


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Virginia will try the sniper suspects first-
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Under heavy police guard--- accused snipers 17 year old John Lee Malvo and John Muhammad were handed over today by

the federal authorities- to the custody of Virginia-
Prosecutors had been fighting over who should get the first crack..
Attorney General John Ashcroft ended the infighting by selecting Virginia.- where juveniles can be executed- and prosecutors don't have to prove who pulled the trigger to get a death penalty conviction.
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((JOHN ASHCROFT: WE BELIEVE THE FIRST PROSECUTIONS SHOULD OCCUR WHERE WE HAVE THE BEST LAW, THE BEST FACTS AND THE BEST RANGE OF AVAILABLE PENALTIES.))
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While prosecutors allege Muhammed and Malvo killed together- they will be tried separately in two different counties- Prince William County and Fairfax County.
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[Related-Shootings]


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---Meanwhile, another killing is linked to the Washington-area sniper case.


This one .. the killing of an ethiopian immigrant at a liquor store in Atlanta.
Ballistics tests indicate that a handgun used in that killing matches the one used in a Montgomery, Alabama, robbery-murder.
Police have blamed the Montgomery killing on the sniper suspects.
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[SLA]


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A surprise move from several Former S-L-A members-
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The four pleaded guilty to second degree murder- for "the killing of a woman" during a 1975 bank robbery.
All now face "six to eight years" in prison in the plea agreement made today.
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((MICHAEL BORTIN/DEFENDANT; IT'S A DAY OF KIND OF MIXED EMOTIONS... WE'RE VERY HAPPY THIS IS GOING TO A CONCLUSION AND WE DON'T HAVE THIS HANGING OVER US ANYMORE.))
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One of the four who entered the plea today iss Sara Jane Olsen who is serving time for planning a bombing of an L-A Police car.
The SLA- or Symbionese Liberation Army is known for kidnapping newspaper heiress Patty Hearst in the 70's.
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A church hit by fire has its sights on the finish line... in it's long race to rebuild.
That story's still ahead on News 7.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey, folks, Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office - as we check in on the Roanoke Valley's golf hall of fame fun tonight. Plus, the girls high school regular wrap up. DeAngelo Hall will not play against the Cuse. Vick's socks aren't expensive after all. And Ricky Stokes is Tech's new Marathon Man tonight on the Big 7.))

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Five killings this summer involving couples at Fort Bragg North Carolina... Now a report says there were some common factors in all five cases-
The report also faulted military culture for discouraging soldiers to seek help-
Stacy Case has more on what may have lead up to the murders in the military.
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((AT FORT BRAGG, NORTH CAROLINA-- THEY TRAIN AND TRAIN UNTIL THEY GET IT JUST RIGHT.
BUT WHEN IT COMES TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AMONG SOLDIERS--- THE MILITARY BASE ADMITTED THURSDAY-- IT'S

A LITTLE RUSTY. COL DAVE ORMAN/PSYCHIATRY CONSULTANT our ability to provide behavioral health care is not good SO AFTER MONTHS OF REVIEWS AND STUDIES-- THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE. SOLDIERS AREN'T SEEKING OUT MENTAL HEALTH CARE OR MARRIAGE COUNSELING. THE REPORT.. RELEASED THURSDAY BY THE MILITARY, FOUND THAT ALL FOUR SOLDIERS ACCUSED OF KILLING THEIR SPOUSES HAD PRE-EXISTING MARITAL PROBLEMS. NONE SOUGHT HELP. THAT, THEY SAY-- IS THE COMMON LINK. in none of these cases was behavioral health sought before the crime was perpetrated. THREE OF THE CASES INVOLVED SPECIAL OPERATIONS SOLDIERS WHO'D JUST RETURNED FROM AFGHANISTAN. THE FINDINGS SHOW A PERCEPTION AMONG TROOPS, THAT SEEKING HELP IS DETRIMENTAL TO A MILITARY CAREER. ANOTHER KEY FINDING-- THE ANTI MALARIA DRUG LARIUM LIKELY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE KILLINGS. THE DRUG HAS BEEN LINKED TO PSYCHOTIC BEHAVIOR...SOME OF THE ACCUSED SOLDIERS HAD TAKE IT. training NOW THE MILITARY IS PUTTING INTO PLACE AN INTERVENTION POLICY TO PROTECT SPOUSES FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND COMMANDERS
HAVE NEW ORDERS TOO--- TO WATCH OUT FOR SYMPTOMS OF ANXIETY AND STRESS.
AND EVERY MILITARY HOUSEHOLD GETS ONE OF THESE (stacy holds up prop) --- A QUICK REFERENCE CARD EXPLAINING THE HELP THA

T'S AVAILABLE TO COUPLES IN TROUBLE. THE MILITARY IS ALSO PROVIDING MANDATORY COUNSELING FOR SOLDIERS RETURNING FROM DUTY-- BEFORE THEY REUNITE WITH THEIR FAMILIES. SC CBS NEWS, FORT BRAGG, NC.))

[Plague]


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Health officials are nearly certain a New Mexico couple does have bubonic plague, and if the tests prove positive, they would be the first plague cases in the U-S this year.
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The two are being treated with antibiotics at Beth Israel Hospital in New York.
New Mexico officials say a dead rat and some fleas tested at the couples propoerty tested positive for the disease in July.
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((DR. MICHAEL FREIDEN/NYC HEALTH COMMISSIONER; BOTH OF THEM WERE MOST LIKELY WHERE WE KNOW THERE WERE INFECTED FLEAS NOT LONG AGO.))
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The plague is a bacterial disease normally transmitted from fleas that feed on infected rodents.
The most visible symptoms are Boo-bois .. or swollen lymph nodes-
The bacteria from the Boo-bois then travels through the body. It can cause rashes and gangrene..In rare cases it can transform into pnuemonia.
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[Rockbridge-Courthouse]


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Lexington and Rockbridge County are being ordered to show why their aging courthouse should not be repaired or replaced, despite the defeat of a referendum to build a new one.
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Circuit Court Judge George Honts issued the order earlier today against the Lexington City Council and Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors. On Tuesday, voters in the County and city rejected the 13-million dollar referendum to build a new courthouse and parking deck in Lexington. Because of the order, a five person panel of architects and engineers will review the state of the courthouse, before the two sides meet in court.
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((DAVID HAWKINS/COURTHOUSE CONSTRUCTION ADVOCATE; WE STILL GOT THE PROBLEMS, THEY NEED TO BE ADDRESSED. THERE WILL HAVE TO BE SOME FUNDAMENTAL RECONSIDERATIONS OF WHAT GETS DONE, SO THAT IT MEETS THE ACCEPTANCE OF ALL THE FOLKS IN LEXINGTON AND ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY.))
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If the communities build a new courthouse, they must either build it adjacent to the existing one, or ask the General Assembly to move the location.
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[Church-Fire]


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Just down the street, members of the Lexington Presbyterian Church are getting ready for a sight they haven't seen since the summer of 2-thousand.
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Work on the church's sanctuary is about a month away from completion. Workers are finishing up the interior paint before the church's pews are delivered next week. The church is scheduled to re-open its sanctuary, and hold services there on December 8th. The Lexington Presbyterian Church burned in a massive fire in July of 2-thousand.
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Bad boy Bobby Brown's back in the news... find out why next on News 7.
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And later... see how science is working on the perfect beer... with a little help from the federal government.
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[Bobby-Brown]


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Singer bobby Brown is not just facing charges in one place- but two.
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The singer is charged with speeding, not having a driver's license, no proof of insurance- and having a small amount of marijuana.
Police pulled him over at 3:30 this morning in Atlanta.
When asked about the marijuana found in his car....
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((BROWN: IT WASN'T MUCH MARIJUANA. ATTORNEY: HE DOESN'T REALLY WANT TO COMMENT ON THAT. BROWN. IT WAS MAYBE A JOINT THAT'S ALL.))
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Brown posted bond on the drug charges and he was then taken to another Georgia county where he's wanted for failing to show up for DUI charges six years ago.
A hearing is set for tomorrow.
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[J-Lo]


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Meanwhile while Bobby's going to court- Jennifer Lopez may be heading to the alter-.. for the third time.
People magazine says Lopez and actor Ben Affleck are engaged.
Sources tell the magazine that the pink-diamond solitaire Jennifer Lopez has been wearing recently is an engagement ring.
The magazine says Lopez and Affleck plan to marry on Valentine's Day, two weeks after her divorce from Cris Judd goes through. This would be his first marriage.

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A familiar face returns home to enter the valley's golf hall of fame tonight. The girls' high school regular season comes to a close. We'll have the schedule for the final week of the high school football season. And Ricky Stokes gets ready to pound the pavement in Richmond. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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But first tonight's Extra Point - the baseball writers of America passed out their top junior circuit pitcher award today. The Oakland A's Barry Zito gets this year's Cy Young award in the American League. He beat out Pedro Martinez and Derek Lowe for the honor. The left handed Zito was 23-and-5 this past season.
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[S-Fame]


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The Roanoke Valley Golf Hall of Fame Banquet took center stage last night at Hidden Valley Country Club. More than 53 thousand dollars in scholarship money was awarded and Roanoke native Liz Waynick became the Hall's newest member.


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Waynick is a Patrick Henry High School graduate who won the 1981 State Women's Amateur, and captured 5 Roanoke City-County titles. Following her collegiate career at Miami, Waynick turned to golf administration. She currently resides in Arizona.
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[S-Hoops]


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The regular season is winding up in girls hoops. Most teams finished up tonight including Fleming and Pulaski Co.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Pulaski Co. vs. William Fleming; ;00]

Cynthia Brown was making her sure her team finished strong. And this is how you work it inside. Nicky Bolden gets the assist as some nice ball movement results in this Khadijah Wittington hoop and the Colonels are off and running. Pulaski County hollars back with Brenna Blevins knocking the Fleming pass loose, she makes the steal and goes coast to coast for the layin for the visitors.
[super=33-Pulaski Co./30/William Fleming/49;]

Bolden will then return the favor with her own dribble drive for two. Fleming tunes up for the tourney with a 49-to-30 win over Pulaski.
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The high school football regular season is history after tonight. Here's the schedule of games for week number 11 with the home team listed on the bottom of each matchup.
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[S-Hall]


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The Hokies will be without three of their top 10 players this weekend. Kevin Jones, Vegas Robinson and DeAngelo Hall will all miss the Syracuse game.
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Hall is the latest to join the walking wounded. He has developed a lower back problem. Ronyell Whitaker and Garnell Wilds will start at cornerback on Saturday. Hall also is the team's best kick returner.
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In one other Tech note for you long-term planners, the start time for next year's Texas A&M game was released this afternoon. The Aggies and Hokies will hook up on Thursday night, September 18th in 2003.

[S-Vick]


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The NFL - often known as the No Fun League - has given Michael Vick a second chance.
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Originally the league fined Vick $5000 bucks for showing too much of his red socks in the Falcons game with the Saints. He also was fined $2500 dollars for throwing a ball in the stands. But today the league took back both fines and reduced the penalties to warnings.
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[S-Stokes]


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Ricky Stokes hopes his 2002 Tech basketball team can make a run all the way to the Big Apple and finally take part in the Big East's post season tournament this season.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

But this weekend Stokes is planning on taking his own long distance run in the city of monuments. Saturday he's returning to his hometown, crossing the James and running in the 25th annual Richmond Marathon.
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To get ready for the 26 point 2 mile event he has trained by running over 600 miles during the past four and a half months. Tech associate athletic director Jon Jaudon (JAW-DON) will race with him along with Ricky's older brother Bobby Stokes.
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[S-WDBJ]


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[GO TO PINNACLE 12997] Don't forget about the football on Your Hometown Station this weekend. Notre Dame looks to whip Navy at Noon.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12998] Right after that one at 3:30 Miami takes on Tennessee in Knoxville as the Canes look for their 31st straight win.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12999] Then Sunday it's doubleheader action as Colts take on the Eagles at one, followed by the Chiefs and 49ers right here on WDBJ-7.
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[Beer]


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A Texas scientist is on the verge of creating the perfect beer --and it's being done with your tax dollars.
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A company called Micro-analytics is attempting to make beer brewing an exact science. Scientist Don Wright is developing an electronic palate that can identify up to nine-hundred compounds in a single batch of beer. The technology he says, will be used to maintain consistancy in each individual brew.
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((DON WRIGHT: CONSISTENCY IS EVERYTHING. THAT'S HOW YOU CONSISTENTLY SELL PRODUCT TO YOUR CUSTOMER.))
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The machine's 300-thousand dollar tab was picked up by the U-S Department of Agriculture, but its usefullness won't be solely devoted to brewing. The machine was also designed to help farmers grow better grains. (------------)