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Today on News 7 at 5, two people are indicted on murder charges in the disappearance of a young Grayson County boy.


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Plus two area Malls are sold as part of a 300 MILLION dollar deal.
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[Weather-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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What a beautiful day across the area after a chilly start. Will this weather continue through the weekend. I'll have your hometown forecast.


[Medical-Head]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#med heads]
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Also today, President Bush sends U-S troops to the coast of Liberia.
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[VO-NAT]

The House has passed a drug bill, but it may stall in the Senate.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

Plus a state housing agency decides who is eligible for its low cost loans.
News 7 at Five is next.

[5-Logan-Bowman]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The mother of a missing Grayson County boy and her ex-boyfriend now face murder charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape;]

A grand jury indicted Cynthia Davis and her ex-boyfriend Dennis Schemerhorn (Skim-er-horn) today each on one count of felony homicide for the death of Davis' son Logan Bowman. Logan was in the couple's care when he disappeared January Eighth. Authorities have said for some time now that they believed the five-year-old is dead. Davis and Schemerhorn are scheduled to be arraigned on the new charges next week.
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[5-VHDA-loans]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=503-00 18:32]
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The Virginia Housing Development Authority voted today to change a long-standing policy.
VHDA will no longer deny low-interest home mortgage loans to unmarried couples.
[RICHMOND DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Meghan/State Microwave;]


Meghan Muldoon has been following this story in Richmond.
Meghan, who will be effected by the today's rule change?
[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Meghan1]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


Jean, the vote today opens up low-interest loans to single parents, disabled and elderly people who don't have the resources to buy a house on their own.
But it also allows homosexual couples to apply for these loans and that is where the controversy is.
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[SUPER=01-Charles Krum/VHDA Chairman; :19]
[SUPER=01-Victoria Cobb/Family Foundation of VA; :42]
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(( Until today, the VHDA was the only state housing finance agency in the country to limit loans to joint applicants who were related.
By a vote of 9 to zero, the board dropped the restriction.
VHDA's chairman says the end result is that more low-income Virginians now have a shot at owning a home.
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[IN Q=THIS IS THE AMERICAN DREAM]

((CHARLES KRUM: THIS IS THE AMERICAN DREAM TO GO AHEAD AND HAVE A HOME. AND BY HAVING THE RULE AS IT EXISTED IT PREVENTED PEOPLE FROM POOLING RESOURCES OR PERSONS FROM POOLING RESOURCES AND BEING ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT DREAM.))
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But social conservative groups say the rule change is an attack on traditional family values.
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((VICTORIA COBB: THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT POLICY CHANGE THAT DEPARTS FROM THE LONGSTANDING HISTORY IN THE COMMONWEALTH TO BOTH PROTECT AND PROMOTE MARRIAGE AND THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN BENEFITS ASSOCIATED WITH MARRIAGE. BECAUSE MARRIAGE IS THE CORE OF FAMILY LIFE.))
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The Family Foundation of Virginia is vowing to bring this issue to the General Assembly next year.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Meghan /State Microwave;]


They say lawmakers should decide this issue, not quote- Governor Warner's political puppets."

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jus]
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An American soldier from Covington injured during the attack that killed Saddam Hussein's sons is in Germany tonight.
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21 year old Adam Loan remains in serious condition after suffering electrical burns to his arms, hands, and buttocks.
He was injured Tuesday night as he secured fencing around the perimeter of a house occupied by Uday and Qusay Hussein.
[SUPER=03-Covington]


Adam called his mother today to say he was transported earlier than expected from Kuwait to Germany.
He will remain there for a unspecificed amount of time before being transferred to a military hospital in Texas.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
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The United States now says U-S troops will be moved near the coast of war torn Liberia-
This after more violence today. Mortar and gunfire again killed at least 26 people today and wounded another 200.
Scott Rapoport has more.
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[SUPER=03-Monrovia, Liberia;]
[SUPER=01-Scott Rapoport/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( WITH FIGHTING AT IT'S FIERCEST ...ON THE BLOOD SOAKED STREETS OF LIBERIA....AND PEOPLE THERE BEGGING FOR HELP...
MAN CALLING ON THE U.S. TO INTERVENE IN LIBERIA SAYING: "We depend on America to take care of our situation// Our people are dying. What can we do?"
PRESIDENT BUSH IS ORDERING AMERICAN TROOPS INTO THE REGION TO SUPPORT A PEACE-KEEPING MISSION... IN A PLACE RIPPED APART BY CIVIL WAR. BUSH "The condition of the Liberian people is getting worse and worse." THE PRESIDENT IS COMMITTING WHAT HE DESCRIBES AS A LIMITED NUMBER OF TROOPS TO BE STATIONED OFF THE COAST OF LIBERIA...NO WORD ON HOW MANY. HE SAYS THEY WILL HELP PEACEKEEPERS GET INTO THE COUNTRY TO DELIVER HUMANITARIAN AID. HE DID NOT SAY IF U.S. COMBAT TROOPS COULD END UP ON LIBERIAN SOIL.
nat sot violence

THE FIGHTING HERE HAS BEEN PARTICULARLY BRUTAL. TODAY...AT LEAST 14 PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN THE CAPITAL OF MONROVIA...MORE THAN 100 WOUNDED...AS REBELS CLASHED WITH THE GOVERNMENT FORCES OF PRESIDENT CHARLES TAYLOR. BUSH "It is very important that Charles Taylor leave the country." IN THE WAKE OF THE PRESIDENT'S ANNOUNCEMENT... ONE LIBERIAN REBEL GROUP FIGHTING TAYLORS FORCES IN THE CAPITAL HAS AGREED TO A CEASE-FIRE . THE THIRD TIME THEY'VE DONE THIS SINCE MID-JUNE. THIS AS SOURCES SAY A GROUP OF THREE U.S.SHIPS WILL BE HEADING FOR LIBERIA...ARRIVING THERE IN 7-10 DAYS . WONDERING WHAT SORT OF SITUATION THEY'LL BE ENTERING INTO TO. SCOTT RAPOPORT...CBS NEWS...NEW YORK.))

[5-Mall-Sales]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jwi]
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A company out of Tennessee went shopping at Valley View Mall and left with the entire facility.
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[VO-NAT]
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C-B-L and Associates is purchasing both Valley View and River Ridge Malls from Faison (Fayzon) Enterprises. The 340 million- dollar deal will be completed by the end of the year. That amount also includes a mall in Colonial Heights and another in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Mall managers say they don't expect any major changes under the new management.
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[SOT 59:06:07]
[IN Q=CBL is well known]

((LOUISE DUDLEY/VALLEY VIEW MALL GENERAL MANAGER: CBL IS WELL KNOWN FOR ITS HIGH OCCUPANCY. THEY HAVE A GREAT MARKETING- MANAGEMENT AND LEASING TEAM SO WE FEEL VERY FORTUNATE TO BE MAKING THIS TRANSITION.))
[SUPER=01-Louise Dudley/Valley View Mall General Manager;]
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[VO-NAT]

C-B-L owns 55 other regional malls in 25- states. A company spokeswoman says both Valley View and River Ridge fit the mold of those malls. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol C-B-L.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tbr]
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Coming up next, the House says Americans should be allowed to import cheaper prescription drugs. Plus we'll see why some men are becoming reluctant television stars.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
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Americans may one day be able to buy prescription drugs from overseas.
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[vo-nat 06.5]
[Super=03-Washington, DC;]


The House today voted to approve a bill today taht was opposed by the pharmaceutical industry.
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[SOT 14:08:54]
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((REP MARION BERRY/D- ARKANSAS: IT GIVES SENIOR CITIZENS HOPE ESCPECIALLY AT T TIME WHEN THEY DID NOT HAVE A LOT TO BE HOPEFUL ABOUT ESPECIALLY IF THEY'RE SICK AND ON AN AWFUL LOT OF MEDICINES.)) [Butt to 14;09:17] ((REP. BERNARD SANDERS/I- VERMONT: THERE IS A TRAIN IN PEOPLE IN AMERICA ARE TIRED OF PAYING HIGH PIRCES FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Marion Berry/(D) Arkansas; 00]
[Super=01-Rep. Bernard Sanders/(I) Vermont; 11 ]
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[Talent-Jean]
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The bill now goes onto the senate where it faces a tough fight.
One Senator says it sends a message to the drug industry they'll have to reevaluate the prices consumers are charged.
But other senators say they're concerned about the safety risks posed by imported drugs.
Others have said lowering the cost of drugs will ultimately hurt research and development of new drugs- an area where America leads the world.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=503-01 30:00]
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In health check tonight,
The American Lung Association of Virginia says not enough children are taking advantage of its free asthma camp.
As health check reporter Joy Sutton reports the organization is now trying make more parents aware of how the camp can help their child breathe easier.
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(( Despite the growing number of children diagnosed with asthma -- Doctor Joseph Tamez says it's still difficult for some children to feel accepted.
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[IN Q=I see folks we feel it is a stigma]

((I SEE FOLKS WHO FEEL IT IS A STIGMA AND THEY FEEL EMBARRASSED TO TAKE THEIR MEDICATION REGULARLY OR TO SEE HAVE OTHER PEOPLE SEE THEIR RESCUE MEDICATIONS EVEN WHEN THEY ARE HAVING QUITE OF BIT OF TROUBLE WITH THEIR BREATHING)) [RUNS13]
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Tamez says that's why he would like to see more children participate in an asthma camp ---where they have chance to

interact with their peers.
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[IN Q= A lot of children may not realize]

(( A LOT OF CHILDREN MAY NOT NOT REALIZE THEY HAVE CLASSMATES WHO HAVE ASTHMA WHEN THEY DO FIND THAT OUT THEY MAY NOT FEEL SO SPECIAL OR FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE PROBLEM AND BY DOING THAT THEY MAY ACTUALLY LEARN MORE ABOUT ASTHMA )) [RUNS12]
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In learning more about asthma --the children should develop a better understanding of how to take care of themselves.
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[SOT16:49:57]
[IN Q=Sometiems even family members]

((SOMETIMES EVEN FAMILY MEMBERS WHO ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH ASTHMA MAY BE STUCK IN A SITUATION WHERE THEY DON'T HELP THEIR OWN FAMILY MEMBER AND IF THE CHILD CAN POINT TO THE MEDICATION OR SHOW THEM WHAT MEDICINE THEY NEED AT THAT TIME IT CAN BE A LIFE SAVING ISSUE)) [RUNS17]
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While doctors don't know why more children are being diagnosed with asthma -- they say it can be successfully controlled. And children should not let it keep them from breathing easy.
Joy Sutton, News 7.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

[Take Pinnacle Full] There is an asthma camp being held July 29, 30, 31. Camp Superkids is free and offered to children ages 6 through 12. There is still time to register by calling 540-774-5864.

[5-Johns-TV]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Five]
[WRITER=tbr]
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Like many cities, Detroit has a problem with prostitution. In an attempt to stop it, police are targeting the clients in a public way.
Jennifer Donelan explains.
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[SUPER=01-Jennifer Donelan/CBS News;]
[SUPER=01-Michael Duggan/Prosecutor;]
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(( IN A STING OPERATION WHERE PROSTITUTES... "Ah baby I am just out here trying to get my groove on." (02 - undercover cop)
...ARE ACTUALLY COPS ... THE ALLEGED CUSTOMERS ARE SHOCKED.
"But I didn't do anything, I asked her if she needed a ride, that's it."
(04 - suspect)


THE MEN ARRESTED HAD NO IDEA THE PENALTY COULD BE SOMETHING NEVER SEEN BEFORE ON DETROIT TELEVISION...THEIR FACES.
"Reporter: Are you worried about your wife finding out? Man: Yes, really worried. Reporter: Really worried? Man: Yes." (04 - suspect)
THE LOCAL PROSECUTOR IS GOING AFTER THE CUSTOMERS OF THIS SIDEWALK SEX SALE IN A VERY PUBLIC WAY.
"Welcome to Johns TV"
A MONTHLY CABLE SHOW CALLED JOHNS TV NOW DISPLAYS THE NAMES AND FACES OF MEN WHO ARE CONVICTED OF SOLICITING PROSTITUTES IN THE CITY.
JENNIFER DONELAN ON CAMERA "Authorities here in Detroit say 60 percent of the men they arrest are from suburbs, they're married, and have good jobs...the last thing they'd want is their face on television." (08)
IT'S THE SHAME GAME. THIS WOMAN WHO SAYS SHE IS A PROSTITUTE SAYS NEITHER JAIL TIME NOR DISEASE HAS STOPPED HER BUSINESS.
"There are a lot of girls with AIDS out here " (03 - prostitute)
THE POLICE ARE'RE BETTING JOHNS TV WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE...
MICHAEL DUGGAN/WAYNE COUNTY PROSECUTOR "People are extremely afraid of this and I think it may be one of the best things we've done." (04 - prosecutor)
WHEN JOHNS-TV AIRED IN DENVER LIVING ROOMS, POLICE THERE SAY PROSTITUTION DROPPED BY 40-PERCENT. TOO SOON TO TELL IN DETROIT, BUT THERE'S HOPE.
"I've seen hookers sitting down now. A year ago, you would never see a hooker sitting down. We've slowed their business." (06 - prosecutor)
IT'S A BEGINNING IN THE NEWEST BATTLE TO WIN BACK THE NEIGHBORHOOD BLOCK. JENNIFER DONELAN, CBS NEWS, DETROIT.))

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It's Friday that means we'll have today's NASCAR qualifying results.
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[VO] But first, after 30 years of planning, a local project to prevent flooding is closer to reality.
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[5-Flood-Project]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Five]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=502-07 51:04]
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Roanoke's Flood Reduction Project has been in the making for more than 30 years, but city officials are now optimistic their planning will finally bring progress in 2004.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


City officials have acquired the property and easements they need to begin the first phase of construction from the wastewater treatment plant to Wasena Park.
Now they're working with lawmakers to make sure funding for the project remains in the president's budget.
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[IN Q=I certainly look forward]

((I CERTAINLY LOOK FORWARD TO STARTING THE PROJECT, BECAUSE I THINK IT REALLY HAS SOME REAL BENEFITS FOR THE PEOPLE OF ROANOKE. WHILE IT'S NOT A FLOOD ELIMINATION PROJECT, IT'S A FLOOD REDUCTION PROJECT, THERE ARE MANY, MANY BUSINESSES AND HOMES ALONG THE ROANOKE RIVER THAT WILL SEE SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTION IN FLOOD ELEVATIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Phil Schirmer/Roanoke City Engineer;]
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By widening the channel and clearing brush and debris, the project should reduce flood levels by three to four feet, in the Roanoke River flood plain.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tbr]
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Next on the newscast, we'll see how the stock markets finished the week in our Marketwatch report.
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[VO-NAT]

Then a little later, John Lennon proves a hit at a prominent auction.
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[Comm 3]

[5Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=tbr]
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On Wall Street today, good economic news had buyers flooding back into the markets after yesterday's losing efforts.
Alexis Christoforous has that and more in today's Marketwatch.
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[S5-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-153 TC1233]
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Good afternoon and welcome to the weekend. For the Winston Cup drivers, it's a chance to spend a couple of days in the Pocono Mountains. Qualifying for Sunday's Pennsylvania 500 took center stage this afternoon at the 2 and a half mile triangle.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Long Pond, PA/TNT; :00]


Ryan Newman laid down a hot lap today in the Alltell machine to claim the provisional pole. 44 cars attempted to make the field and qualifying is winding down at this hour. Here's a look at the top 25 as they currently stand with just a couple of drivers left to run.
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[go to qualifying boards]
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[SUPER=0107-6. Terry Labonte//7. Rusty Wallace//8. Dale Jarrett//9. Matt Kenseth//10. Casey Mears//;]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Jamie McMurray//12. Kurt Busch//13. Jeremy Mayfield//14. Steve Park//15. Michael Waltrip//;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Jeff Burton//17. Sterling Marlin//18. Todd Bodine//19. Greg Biffle//20. Jeff Gordon//;]
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[SUPER=0107-21. Joe Nemechek//22. Ricky Rudd//23. Johnny Benson//24. Tony Raines//25. Kevin Harvick//;]
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[S5-ODAC]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-152 TC1400]
[GRAPHIC=BAM]


The ODAC held its annual football media day today at Hampden-Sydney and the Bridgewater Eagles were tabbed by the league's coaches atop the preseason poll.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bridgewater/2002 Season; :00]


Mike Clark and company finished 11 and one last season with a trip to the NCAA Division Three playoffs. Hampden-Sydney was picked to finish second in the poll, while Emory and Henry was selected to come home fourth. Lou Wacker's club was just four and six last season. Washington and Lee finished five and five in 2002. The Generals were picked to finish 5th.
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[S5-Coach]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-155 2:22]
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Virginia Tech and Virginia football coaches Frank Beamer and Al Groh were in town last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


Coach Beamer spoke to the Roanoke Valley Hokie Club at Hidden Valley Country Club and perhaps the only person more excited about the upcoming season than the 350 plus fans in attendance was the coach himself.
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[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Football Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=..something to cheer about"]
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[ANCHOR=TRAVIS]
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That's it for the ticker. We'll hear more from Coach Beamer tonight at six and check in on Lance Armstrong's lead

at the Tour de France. We'll see you then everybody.[5-Lennon-Auction]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
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The song says "All you need is love," but you needed a lot more than that to walk away with some John Lennon memorabilia today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


A letter written by Lennon sold for 32-thousand dollars- six times more than what was expected.
Experts say the 1971 letter is on Hotel Syracuse stationery and was written to an unnamed art critic at the Syracuse Post Standard.
Never before seen footage of the former Beatle took in 45 grand- Lennon allowed a young filmmaker to take it only if he could direct the shooting.
Also on the auction block- Tom Cruises costume from Top Gun and Clark Gable's signed driver's license and a Marilyn Monroe signed copy of the book Gentlemen prefer blondes.
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[5-Singing-dog]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Five]
[WRITER=jen]
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[GRAPHIC=none]


He may be mini, but his voice is mighty.
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[VO-NAT]
[super=03-Hollywood, CA; ]


Meet Pinky. He's a pint size chihuahua who may not croon on key, but loves to belt out the tunes.
In fact, whenever a cell phone rings with a song he knows, he can't help but howl along.
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[SOT :15 in - where you hear cell phone & pooch]
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[VO] And after a long day of performing, Pinky wants nothing more than a nap.
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