[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Medical residents say goodbye to 100 hour work weeks-
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[VO-NAT]


What to do in a school shooting. This is not real. It's practice in Giles County.
A fireworks explosion was the real thing... and turned out deadly.
Plus the man captured the Max Factor heir talks about it.
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[Talent=Jean]


And sun for the holiday?
News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[SOT 14:33:40]
[IN Q=Anytime someone is exhausted]

((KELLY STACY/CHIEF RESIDENT: ANYTIME SOMEONE IS EXHAUSTED THEY ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE AS MUCH ENERGY OR ABILITY TO KEEP THINGS FOCUSED AS WELL AS THEY COULD.))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=as they could]
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[VO-NAT]


Medical residents find it's often impossible to do their best when they've been awake for such a long time.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



[Residents-Hours]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
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[TAPE#=03-23 TC41:10]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 11]


It's not the patient but the doctor that is getting a checkup of sorts.
New rules just went into effect limiting work hours for hospital residents. [***DOCTOR FS IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod joins us now. Justin what will this mean for patients?
Jean, patients won't notice any major changes although some say this could lead to better healthcare.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@Justin1;]


That's because the nation's doctors in training may look a little more rested.
That may be a good idea.
A recent study from the Journal of the American Medical Association found when you've been awake for more than 24 hours, your hand-eye coordination is equivalent to someone who's intoxicated.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It is common for residents to work more than a 100 hours a week.
New regulations now cap their work week at 80 hours and no more than 24 straight hours.
Carilion has been working for months to implement the new rules for its hundred or so residents.
Roanoke Memorial's chief resident believes the changes will have both positive and negative effects.
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[SOT 14:32:39]
[IN Q=I think it's going to be]

((KELLY STACY/CHIEF RESIDENT: I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE HARD TO TRYING TO GET AS MUCH EDUCATION IN WHEN YOU ONLY HAVE SO MANY HOURS, YOU TRY TO SEE AS MANY AS PATIENTS AS WHAT RESIDENCY IS ALL ABOUT IS SEEING PATIENTS, THE MORE PATIENTS YOU SEE THE MORE YOU'LL LEARN, SOMETIMES YOU GOING TO HAVE LITTLE BIT LESS PATIENT INTERACTION.))
[SUPER=01-Kelly Stacy/Chief Resident; :]
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[OUT Q=patient interaction]
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[VO-NAT]


The changes could also lead to higher costs for hospitals.
Since residents will be working fewer hours, someone will have to pick up the slack.
Some hospitals may have to hire more nurses or doctors assistants.
Roanoke Memorial for example plans to have its attendees work more.
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


Regardless who's working when, hospitals stress patient care will always come first.
If a resident is in their 24th hour and an emergency comes up, he or she won't be dropping everything to end their shift.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


In fact Jean, residents will have six hours to play with before they absolutely have to leave.

[Walton]


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[GRAPHIC=PErcy Walton]

Death row inmate Percy Levar Walton is not mentally retarded, but he may not be competent to be executed. So says a federal judge, ruling today on a capital case out of Danville. Judge Sam Wilson agreed to hear evidence to sort out whether
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape]

Walton is capable of understanding the nature of the death penalty. Walton had chosen to die in the electric chair, rather than by lethal injection... a decision HIS attorneys believe confirms his incompetence.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]

The state maintains Walton "clearly understands that he is to be executed because he was convicted of murder." No date has been set for the hearing.

[Shoreline-Plan]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Starting tomorrow, residents can get a look at American Electric Power's new shoreline management plan.
It's just a first draft, but it will eventually govern how the shorelines along Smith Mountain Lake and Leesville Lake are developed.
A-E-P is taking public comments on the plan until August 15th.
You can see it at a variety of locations, including the Smith Mountain Lake Visitors Center, the Bedford and Franklin County Planning Departments and at libraries in Bedford, Franklin, and Pittsylvania Counties.
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[TAKE WEBPAGE FS]
You can also check it out by going to our website at wdbj7.com and clicking on Websites in the News.
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[Holiday-Travel]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Are you travelling this holiday weekend? If you are, you are not alone.
Whether they're heading for the beach or the mountains, most Americans are getting there by car.
The Triple A- Auto club says nearly 38 million people will be taking trips of 50 miles this weekend- mostly by car.

[Fireworks-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A tractor trailer delivering 4th of July fireworks exploded today, killing four people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bonita Springs, FL]


Two more were injured when the truck burst into flames.
Workers were unloading fireworks for a display in Bonita Springs, Florida.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We had about]

((LEONARD SHEPARD; WE HAD ABOUT 7 OR 8 REAL FAST EXPLOSIONS, MY VAN STARTED ROCKIN, THEN WE SAW FIREWORKS COMING AT US, HITTING THE SIDE OF MY VAN, SOME OF THE FIREWORKS DID.))
[SUPER=01-Leonard Shepard]
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[OUT Q=some of the fireworks did.]
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[VO-NAT]


There's no word yet on what caused the explosion.
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[House-Explosion]


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[Wipe Wipe Wipe]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wilmington, DE]


And it wasn't fireworks, but apparently a gas explosion that brought down two rowhouses in Wilmington, Delaware.


Ten people are hurt, two seriously.
Three other buildings were damaged.
A crew was tearing up the sidewalk just before the blast.
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[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Some quick-thinking hair stylists helped nab a man who police say was on the run with a 14-year-old girl.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Monday afternoon, the man brought the girl into the Shear Perfection shop on Wards Road to get her hair dyed and nails done.
The pair's suspicious behavior alerted several employees who then called the police.
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[SOT 13:43:07]
[IN Q=And then the]

((ANDREA RUCKER/NAIL STYLIST: AND THEN THE COPS CAME IN AND HE TOLD THE COPS THAT THAT WAS HIS FIANCE AND SHE WAS SITTING IN FRONT OF ME WHILE I'M HOLDING HER HAND, POLISHING HER NAILS, SHE TOLD THE COPS ANOTHER STORY, SHE SAID IT'S A FRIEND. AND THAT WOULD RAISE AN EYEBROW FOR ANYBODY.))
[SUPER=01-Andrea Rucker/Nail Stylist]
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[OUT Q=an eyebrow for anybody.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police say the girl.. Jennifer Lynn Hudgins.. has been missing from the Tampa, Florida area since June 6th.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[ANCHOR=None]


39-year-old Charles Benjamin Twyford has been charged with carnal knowledge of a child 13 to 15 years old.

[Shell]


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A Radford photographer charged in connection with the death of one of his models will soon be released from jail.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

Robert Shell was granted 50-thousand dollars bond and placed on house arrest today. The 56-year-old is in jail on sex charges, in connection with the death of 19-year-old Marion Franklin of North Carolina. Shell is accused of drugging Franklin, who was found dead in his studio June 3rd. Prosecutors say they are still waiting on an autopsy report before deciding if they will charge Shell with homicide.
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[Fast-Food]


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Are Big Macs, Whoppers and French Fries making Americans fat?
That's what many lawyers are arguing- They're taking several cases to court saying fast food is to blame.
But as Christy Feig reports, the U-S Chamber of Commerce Disagrees.
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[SUPER=01-Lisa Rickard/U. S. Chamber of Commerce; :12]
[SUPER=01-Margo Wootan/Center for Science in the Public Interest; :36]
[SUPER=01-Tood Buchholz/"Burger, Fries & Lawyers" Author; :48]
[SUPER=01-Christy Feig/Reporting; 1:14]
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((TWO-THIRDS OF AMERICANS ARE OVERWEIGHT ACCORDING TO THE U.S. GOVERNMENT BUT THE U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SAYS THE FAST FOOD INDUSTRY ISN'T TO BLAME AND THE PROBLEM WON'T BE RESOLVED WITH LAWSUITS... Lisa Rickard/U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Overweight Americans will not find the solutions to obesity in the courtroom but in making wise choices to eat smaller portions and healthier foods wherever they go. ON THE HEELS OF A BILLION-DOLLAR JUDGMENTS AGAINST THE TOBACCO COMPANIES, SOME CONSUMERS AND ATTORNEYS ARE NOW TURNING ON THE FAST FOOD INDUSTRY -- CRITICS SAY THE FAST FOOD INDUSTRY IS AT LEAST PARTLY RESPONSIBLE The portion sizes are huge, they very aggressively market unhealthy foods to children, their practices and products are very big contributors to obesity. THE CHAMBER SAYS IT'S UP TO AMERICANS TO CHOOSE A HEALTHY DIET. Obesity is a bad thing, a meal a diet that is too heavy in salts and fats is likely a bad thing, but this is up to americans to decide. BUT CRITICS SAY AMERICANS DON'T HAVE THE INFORMATION TO MAKE EDUCATED DECISIONS If they really want to do something about obesity why not just tell the customers how many calories in a Big Mac right on the menu board so that people can make their own choices. IN THE MEANTIME... KRAFT AND MCDONALD'S BOTH SAY THEY ARE MAKING CHANGES TO THEIR FOOD... TO GIVE CONSUMERS HEALTHIER OPTIONS IN WASHINGTON, I'M CHRISTY FEIG.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Coming up on News 7-
He's the man who captured rapist Andrew Luster in Mexico- Tonight he talks about it.
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[SOT 21:17:12]
[IN Q=There's a]

((THERE'S A SAYING IN THE EMINEM SONG IT SAYS TAKE THE MOMENT WHEN YOU HAVE IT. WE WERE TRYING TO PROTECT EVERYONE WE THOUGHT.))
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[OUT Q=everyone we thought.]
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[Vo-nat]
But in that process he now faces charges of bounty hunting- it's illegal in Mexico. More coming up.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Bounty-Hunter]


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Bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman is back in the U-S as least for now.
He's the man whose group captured convicted rapist, Max Factor heir Andrew Luster.
Chapman, his brother and son have been ordered to stand trial in Mexico where bounty hunting is illegal.
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[SOT 21:16:12]
[IN Q=There was]

((DUANE DOG CHAPMAN/BOUNTY HUNTER: THERE WAS NO SECRET I WANTED TO CATCH ANDREW LUSTER. HE HAS NOT BEEN PROVEN NOT ONLY AN AMERICAN RAPIST BUT AN INTERNATIONAL RAPIST. MANY PEOPLE CAME UP TO ME IN MEXICO AND SAID THANK YOU FOR PROTECTING MY WIVES AND DAUGHTERS. THANK YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.))
[SUPER=01-Duane "Dog" Chapman/Bounty Hunter;]
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[OUT Q=AND YOUR FAMILY]
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Chapman said his lawyers made him sure they did not break any laws in Mexico.
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[SOT 21:16:45]
[IN Q=]

((WE FEEL GOOD TO BE BACK IN AMERICA SO EXCITED TO GET HOME YOU GUYS. ANDREW LUSTER THEY FOUND EVIDENCE HE WAS DOING THE SAME THING THE GHB TO THE WOMEN THERE.))
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[OUT Q=to the women there.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


Chapman could face eight years in prison if he is convicted in Mexico.
As For Andrew Luster, He's serving a 124 year sentence in California.

[Malvo]


[ANCHOR=Jena]
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One of the sniper suspects can not get a fair trial in Northern Virginia. That was a judge's ruling today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


So, Lee Malvo's capital murder trial will be moved from Fairfax County to the tidewater city of Chesapeake.
The judge says Malvo can't get a fair trial in an area where so many people lived in fear during the sniper spree last fall.
Governor Mark Warner hopes for a speedy trial.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We were dealing]

((GOV. MARK WARNER; WE WERE DEALING WITH SOMETHING THAT WAS BRAND NEW, NEVER HAD TO DEAL WITH AN URBAN TERRORIST EVENT LIKE THAT AND I WANT THEM TO GET A FAIR TRIAL BUT I WANT JUSTICE TO BE DONE.))
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[OUT Q=to be done.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesapeake; ]


Many in Chesapeake don't want the high-profile case moved to their courthouse.
The mayor and city council members say it will disrupt the lives of residents, create safety concerns and cost a lot of money.
Mayor William Ward says he'll consider asking Fairfax County to share the cost.
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[Interstate-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-17 TC1:19:09]
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A bullet shattered a daytrip with her boyfriend, but a Franklin County woman says she's just glad it didn't take her life.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


19-year-old Kimberly Bede (Bee-dee) is back at home near Scruggs, recovering from a gunshot wound to her pelvis.
[SUPER=03-Cocke Co., TN/Last Wednesday;]


Last week, Bede was shot on a Tennessee interstate as she rode in a car with her boyfriend.
The man in a truck behind them was shot in the head and killed.
[SUPER=03-Cocke Co., TN/Friday;]


Two teenage stepbrothers, ages 13 and 15, have been charged with the shootings.
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[SOT 17:42:57]
[IN Q=We were]

((KIM BEDE: WE WERE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD LISTENING TO OUR MUSIC AND JUST DRIVING AND TALKING AND CARRYING ON. AND THE NEXT THING I KNOW THERE WAS A BULLET IN ME.))
[SUPER=01-Kim Bede/Shooting Victim;]
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[OUT Q=bullet in me.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bede has eight bullet fragments still in her body and may need surgery.
But she says she just feels lucky to be alive.
She plans to testify when the teenagers are tried on the charges later this summer.
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[Giles-Training]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-18 TC1:55:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some scary moments today at Giles County High School.
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[NATS @ 33:21 Shots fired!"] ((NAT GUNSHOT AND SCREAM))
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]
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[VO-NAT]

What you just saw wasn't real, it was a TRAINING exercise for police to learn what to do in a school shooting. About 50-law enforcement officers, students and school administrators took part in the exercise, which officials say can sometimes get a little scary.
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[SOT 4847]
[IN Q=it's like a combat]

((RANDY FERRELL/NEW RIVER POLICE ACADEMY: IT'S LIKE A COMBAT SITUATION THE LIGHTS ARE GOING TO BE OFF, THE FIRE ALARM IS GOING TO BE GOING OFF THE SMOKE DETECTORS THE SPRINKLER SYSTEM KIDS GOING BE RUNNING SCREAMING TRYING TO FIND HELP 58))
[SUPER=01-Randy Ferrell/New River Police Academy;]
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[OUT Q=realistic as possible]
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[VO-NAT]

Officials say they hope the training will never be put to use, but it's better to be safe than sorry. The New River Police Academy conducts the training each summer to about 15 agencies throughout the valley.
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[Iraq-bush]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=Iraq Casualties]


One marine has been killed and three others injured while clearing mines near Karbala in South Central Iraq.
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[VO-NAT 06.5]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


This on a day when President Bush says the U-S will deal harshly with those who harm American troops.
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[SOT 1:26]
[IN Q=]

((PRESIDENT BUSH:THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE, CREATE THE CONDITIONS WHERE WE GET NERVOUS AND DECIDE TO LEAVE. WE'RE NOT GOING TO GET NERVOUS. AND WE'RE NOT LEAVING UNTIL WE ACCOMPLISH THE TASK. AND THE TASK IS GOING TO BE A FREE COUNTRY RUN BY THE IRAQI PEOPLE. ))
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[OUT Q=BY THE IRAQI PEOPLE.]
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[VO-NAT 05 plus pad]


The President says American forces have the ability to ensure security in Iraq.
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[Morning-Sickness]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tco]
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A new device is helping some pregnant women deal with morning sickness.
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[VO-NAT :14]

Doctors have just finished studying a new nerve stimulation device that might bring relief to many pregnant women. It is called "the relief band". It follows the same principle as acupuncture for nausea focusing on a nerve on the wrist.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=:35,"for mild to moderate..."]

((DR. ANDREI REBARBER/NYU MEDICAL CENTER: FOR MILD TO MODERATE NAUSEA-BASED ON A SCALE WE USED-PATIENTS HAD WEIGHT GAIN...THEY HAD LESS EPISODES OF NEEDING OTHER MEDICATIONS-AND LESS SYMPTOMS AS FAR AS NAUSEA, DISCOMFORT AND VOMITING.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Andrei Rebarber/NYU Medical Center]
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[OUT Q="...discomfort and vomiting."]
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[VO-NAT]

The relief band is available for 80 dollars or more.
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[Tease2]
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Will the rain be gone by Independence Day?
Robin will let us know when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a cross-border feud over firefighters selling fireworks.
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[Commercial]

[Fire-Station]


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Firefighters often talk to the public about the dangers of fireworks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Quinebaug, CT]


So when one volunteer fire company began selling them as a fundraiser, it caused quite a blow-up with other fire officials.
Firefighters in Quinebaug (Qwin-a-bawg) Connecticut say they need the money to build a new fire house.
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[SOT at 1:19]
[IN Q=We're the ]

((BRIAN KIMBALL/QUINEBAUG FIRE DEPARTMENT; WE'RE THE FIRE DEPARTMENT HERE AND WE WOULDN'T SELL ANYTHING THAT WOULD BLOW YOU HAND OFF OR SET YOUR NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE ON FIRE, BECAUSE WE'RE THE ONE WHO HAVE TO PICK UP THE PEOPLE AND WE'RE THE ONES WHO HAVE TO PUT THE FIRE OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Kimball/Quinebaug Fire Department]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=put the fire out.]
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[VO-NAT]


Firefighters just across the state line in Massachusetts don't see it that way.
They've teamed up with the police department to seize fireworks brought across the border.
The Massachusetts firefighters say it's like cops selling bullets to criminals.
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[Rescue-Mission]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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The founder and friends of Roanoke's Rescue Mission are celebrating a milestone.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Today is the mission's 55th Birthday. People marked the occasion by playing happy birthday with kazoos. Lois Johnson Bettis founded the mission in 19-48 after moving to Roanoke from Chicago. She called it a special day and said it's amazing to see what the mission has turned into after humble beginnings.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[SUPER=@steve1;]


J.J. Redick makes the final 12 on team USA, the Express will own the rights of a player familar to the Roanoke Valley tomorrow and Glenvar star athelte Nate Parks has decided on a sport and a college
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England; :00]


But first our extra point. Wimbledon's famed rain made a major appearance today. No matches were completed in the men's quarterfinals, and two of them never started. They're all rescheduled for tomorrow, when the women's semifinals also will be played.
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[S-JJ]


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Former Cave Spring star and now Duke rising sophomore J.J. Redick has made the 2003 USA Junior World Championship team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC; :00]


Following eight days of training and a pair of games , Redick was selected as one of the 12 players to make the team.
However, J. J. slightly injured his hamstring Friday and did not play in the global games. The team and the staff are trying to get him back into action as soon as possible. Redick and the USA team are training in Dallas, Texas.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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Sources tell news 7 sports tonight that the Roanoke Express will acquire forward Blair Stayzer as property tomorrow. Thursday marks the first day teams in the ECHL can make transactions. Stayzer played 22 games for the express last season and notched two goals and three assists before being traded to Dayton. He is six foot three and 220 pounds.

[S-Parks]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-138 1:51:36]
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News 7 sports also learned tonight that Glenvar all state baseball, football and track and field standout Nate Parks has decided to attend Virginia Tech next season and that he will play baseball for the Hokies. Parks has been offered a partial scholarship by Tech.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Shawsville; :00]


Nate batted .510 for the Highlanders this past season and played in centerfield. He registered 30 stolen bases and 39 hits while smashing three homers and 20 RBI's. Parks helped lead the 22 and 4 Highlanders to the group A state championship game.
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[anchor=steve]
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At this time, Parks is NOT planning to try out for football.

[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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Virginia Tech's new membership into the ACC will mean bigger rivalries and bigger paydays.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Last Night; :00]

Tech rector John Rocovich says while it may not know it and while it may take a while to feel it - one of the biggest benefactors of the new conference marriage - is the Roanoke Valley economy.
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[OUT Q=...ECONOMIC BENEFIT."]
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[S-Coaches]


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Football has been at the center of attention in Virginia Tech's move to the ACC. But the Hokies that compete in the 20 other sports in Blacksburg are also affected.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Keith Mourlam/Va. Tech Wrestling Coach; :11]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Hartman/Va. Tech Baseball Coach; :34]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :46]
[SUPER=01-Ned Skinner/Va. Tech Swimming Coach; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/Va. Tech Women's Basketball Coach; 1:10(QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Seth Greenberg/Va. Tech Men's Basketball Coach; 1:33]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=...GEOGRAPHIC FOOT PRINT"]
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[S-Vickie]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-153 108tc]
[GRAPHIC=GOLF]

Patrick Henry grad Vickie Linkous opens play tomorrow afternoon at the women's US Open golf championship in North Plains, Oregon.
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[IN Q=RIGHT NOW IT'S JUST...]
[SUPER=01-Vickie Linkous/First Roanoker to Play in U.S. Open; :06]
[RUNS=:36]
[OUT Q=....BEST GOLF THAT I CAN."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Williamsburg; :00]

Linkous tees off tomorrow afternoon at 2:02 at the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. It's quite a jump in stature for the two-time former Scott Robertson Memorial champ, who gave up golf for the business world after graduating from William & Mary in 1992. She's now an assistant coach with the Tribe, a full-time player on the Futures Tour and totally committed to making it in the LPGA.
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[IN Q=I HAD TO...]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=...keep getting better."]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[GRAPHIC=GOLF]

Again, Vickie tees off tomorrow at two, and on Friday she begins round two of the Open at 8:30am. Donna Andrews tees off in the opening round tomorrow at 1:50.

[Snow-Leopards]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eki]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC2:03:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Mill Mountain Zoo is getting a lot of surprises.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The female snow leopard Tasha unexpectedly gave birth to two cubs a week ago today. She's now feeling less protective of her little ones.
The zoo's curator says even for a leopard being a parent is easier the second time around.
The male and female cubs are healthy and gaining weight.
Delighted zoo keepers say the public can enjoy them too in August when they go on display. (------------)