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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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[VO-NAT]


Today on News 7 at 5, Governor Warner promises to help the workers laid off yesterday at the Pillowtex plant.
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Also Verizion employees could be walking picket lines this weekend. We'll have the latest.
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[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Cloudy skies kept temperatures well below normal this afternoon. Highs in many places never made it out of the 60's. We'll keep the clouds and showers around into the evening. The complete forecast is coming up.

[Medical-Head]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#med heads]
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On Healthcheck, Lynchburg General Hospital is cleared to handle more emergency cases.
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[VO-NAT]

You'll believe a man can fly as an Austrian daredevil sails across the English Channel.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

Plus the White House says Democrats need to quit playing politics. News 7 at 5 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
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[VO-NAT]


Talks continue, but there's no agreement yet...
As union workers at Verizon threaten a walkout this weekend.
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[5-Verizon]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Five]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=502-09 56:45]
[GRAPHIC=Verizon]


The current contract expires at midnight Saturday, and union leaders say they are prepared to strike.
Negotiators are still talking, but apparently they remain far apart on a number of issues.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Verizon employees manned a picket line today in Richmond.
Major issues still to be resolved include job security and the cost of health insurance.
In Roanoke, union leaders say their members have been preparing for months.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're always hopeful]

((WE'RE ALWAYS HOPEFUL THAT A STRIKE CAN BE AVERTED AND CAN REACH AGREEMENT, BUT AT THIS TIME WE ARE FAR APART AND WE ARE PLANNING FOR A WALKOUT.))
[SUPER=01-Guy Angell/CWA Local 2204 President;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=planning for a walkout.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/2000;]


Verizon workers were off the job for over three weeks, when their last contract expired three years ago. Company officials say they're also prepared for another walkout.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Last time we had some delays]

((LAST TIME WE HAD A STRIKE WE HAD SOME DELAYS IN INSTALLATION AND SOME DELAYS IN REPAIR SERVICE. THIS TIME HOPEFULLY IF THERE IS A STRIKE, CUSTOMERS HOPEFULLY WON'T NOTICE A THING.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Miller/Verizon Spokesman; ]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=won't notice a thing.]
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[VO-NAT]


About 900 Verizon employees, from Roanoke to the coalfields, are affected by the contract negotiations.
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[5-Pillowtex]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=502-12 1:53:52]
[GRAPHIC=Pillowtex Closing]

Governor Mark Warner is telling laid off Pillowtex workers that help is on the way.
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[VO-NAT :21]
[SUPER=03-Fieldale;]

Warner made the trip to Southside today after finding out on Wednesday that Pillowtex would file for bankruptcy and close down all operations immediately. One-thousand jobs at the Fieldale plant are now gone. Warner says the state is looking for national emergency money and that rapid response teams from the employment commission will start immediately.
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[SOT 12:17:45]
[IN Q=we'll be]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER; WE'LL BE THERE TO START PROCESSING THE FOLKS HELP TRYING TO LOOK AT JOB RETRAINING SKILLS LOOKING AT ADDITIONAL WAYS TO FIND OTHER EMPLOYMENT STARTING TODAY BUT IN A MAJOR MAJOR WAY STARTING NEXT WEEK.))
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[OUT Q=NEXT WEEK.]
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[VO-NAT]

Beginning then former Pillowtex workers will have set times to report to the Fieldale-Collinsville High School to fill out paperwork. Warner and other local politicians say there's also a continued effort to find a buyer for the Fieldale plant. The facility is one of the few Pillowtex properties that was profitable. More on that possibility is coming up on News 7 at 6.
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[5-Kobe-Bryant]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Five]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Kobe Bryant]


Attorneys for the news media are in court in Colorado today.
They are trying to get documents in the Kobe Bryant case made public.
As Jennifer Miller reports, they expect an uphill battle.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Eagle, CO;]
[SUPER=01-Fred Gannett/Eagle Co. Court Judge;]
[SUPER=04-July 18;]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/CBS News;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS Eagle Colorado.]

((MEDIA ATTORNEYS SHOWED UP IN FORCE IN AN ATTEMPT TO CONVINCE THE JUDGE TO OPEN THE SEALED DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE KOBE BRYANT CASE. THEY ARGUE THE COURT PAPERS ALLEGING WHAT HAPPENED THE NIGHT A 19-YEAR OLD WOMAN SAYS THE BASKETBALL STAR RAPED HER -- ARE A MATTER OF PUBLIC RECORD UNDER COLORADO LAW. BUT THE JUDGE SAYS HE MUST WEIGH THE PUBLIC'S RIGHT TO KNOW AGAINST THE DEFENDANT'S RIGHT TO A FAIR TRIAL.

(SOT, JUDGE FRED GANNETT, EAGLE COUNTY COURT, "I CERTAINLY DON'T INTEND

TO RULE FROM BENCH TODAY AND DOUBTFUL II'LL HAVE A RULING BY THE TIME THIS COURT CONVENES AGAIN.")
THE ACCUSERS FRIENDS HAVE ALREADY LEAKED DETAILS ABOUT THE INCIDENT AT THIS COLORADO RESORT. ACCORDING TO THE DENVER POST THE WOMAN WAS WORKING THE FRONT DESK WHEN BRYANT ASKED HER FOR A TOUR OF THE HOTEL FLATTERED BY HIS OFFER, SHE ACCEPTED. THE FRIEND SAYS BRYANT LATER INVITED THE WOMAN TO HIS ROOM AND SHE WENT WILLINGLY. ONE BROADCAST REPORT CLAIMS WHATEVER HAPPENED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS BEGAN AS CONSENSUAL, BUT THAT AT SOME POINT THE WOMAN WANTED TO STOP AND BRYANT DID NOT.
THE REPORTS FURTHER CLAIM THE VICTIM HAD OBVIOUS PHYSICAL INJURIES THREE WEEKS AFTER THE INCIDENT. PROSECUTORS SAY THEY HAVE PHYSICAL EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THEIR CASE.

(SUPER: JULY 18, 2003)


BRYANT ADMITS HE DID COMMIT ADULTERY, BUT THAT IT WAS NOT RAPE.

(SOT, KOBE BRYANT, DEFENDANT, NOTHING WAS FORCED)


STANDUP CLOSE: BRYANT WAS NOT PRESENT FOR TODAYS PROCEDINGS, BUT HE WILL BE IN COURT NEXT WEEK FOR AN ADVISEMENT HEARING. JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, EAGLE COLORADO .))

[5-Judicial-Nominees]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Several men and women are nominated for high level federal judicial positions, but their nominations have never come up for a vote.
Democrats have filibustered .. blocking votes on several nominees.
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[VO-NAT 07]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


Now the White House says enough is enough- it says it's time to stop playing politics with the nation's judicial system.
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[SOT]

((SCOTT MCCLELLAN/WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO URGE THEM TO PUT ASIDE THE POLITICS OF THE PAST AND DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR OUR JUDICIAL SYSTEM, AND GIVE THESE NOMINEES WHO ARE HIGHLY QUALIFIED AND ENJOY STRONG BIPARTISAN SUPPORT, THE UP OR DOWN VOTE THAT THEY DESERVE INSTEAD OF PLAYING POLITICS WITH THIS SITUATION.))
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[SUPER=01-Scott McClellan/White House Press Secretary;]
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[OUT Q=with this situation.]
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[vo-nat 15 plus pad]
Democrats say they've approved more than 140 of Mr. Bush's nominees and are only opposing the most conservative.
They have managed to block votes on Miguel Estrada, and Priscilla Owen.
Today they're in a filibuster of Alabama Attorney General William Pryor.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tbr]
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Saddam Hussein's daughters have found a safe home. We'll have the details after the break.
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[VO] Plus on Healthcheck, we'll see why one local family is especially concerned about a critical blood shortage.
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[COMM 1 ]

[5-Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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Documents were apparently uncovered that show Iraqi programs for weapons of mass destruction were in development.


U-S experts say active deception was going on concering Iraq's illegal weapons program.
Teri Okita now with an update from Washington.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-David Kay/Former U.N. Weapons Inspector;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Warner/(R) Armed Services Chairman;]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez/Coalition Troops Commander;]
[SUPER=@Okita1]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

(( WHILE NO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION HAVE BEEN FOUND YET IN IRAQ, TWO KEY U-S WEAPONS EXPERTS SAY THEY HAVE UNCOVERED DOCUMENTS THAT SHOW IRAQI PROGRAMS WERE IN DEVELOPMENT.
David Kay/Former U.N. Weapons Inspector: We are gaining cooperation sensitive exploitation led to by Iraqis. THE MEN GAVE CONGRESS A PROGRESS REPORT, AND LAWMAKERS SAY THE EXPERTS WILL CONTINUE THEIR SEARCH BEFORE GOING PUBLIC WITH PIECEMEAL INFORMATION.
Sen. John Warner/R-Armed Services Chairman: America and the world must be patient. Good solid progress is being made. AS THE DAILY CASUALTY COUNT RISES IN IRAQ, THE MILITARY SAYS INSURGENTS MAY BE GETTING HELP FROM PROFESSIONALS POSSIBLY EVEN AL-QAEDA MEMBERS AND THEY'RE GROWING MORE CLEVER IN THEIR ATTACKS USING TIMERS, TRIP WIRES, AND A WIDE-RANGE OF AMMUNITION. ONE OF TWO ATTACKS IN THE LAST DAY THAT KILLED AMERICAN SOLDIERS WAS CAUSED BY A LANDMINE.
Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez/Coalition Troops Commander: The enemy is increasing the sophistication of those types of devices. TO HELP END VIOLENCE AGAINST U-S TROOPS IN THE VOLATILE SUNNI TRIANGLE, THE U-S IS OFFERING 500-DOLLAR REWARDS TO ANY IRAQIS WHO HAND OVER SHOULDER-FIRED ANTI-AIRCRAFT MISSILES. AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS AN EVEN BIGGER REWARD 30-MILLION DOLLARS WILL DEFINITELY GO TO PERSON WHO TIPPED OFF THE MILITARY TO THE WHEREABOUTS OF SADDAMS SONS. Teri Okita/Reporting: As for some of Saddams other family members, the king of Jordan has granted refuge to his two daughters and nine of their children on humanitarian grounds. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))


[5-West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=503-05 37:18]
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The Health Department is no longer testing dead birds in the Roanoke Valley that may have the West Nile virus.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Twenty area birds have tested positive for the virus so far this summer.
The Health Department is still testing birds in Craig and Botetourt Counties as well as Covington.
But officials say there is no reason anymore to collect and test dead birds in the Roanoke Valley.
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[SOT 1:18:57]
[IN Q=In order to see]

((KAREN SAUL/VIRGINIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT: IN ORDER TO SEE THAT IT IS PREVALENT IN THE AREA WE NEED TO HAVE TEN POSITIVE BIRDS SO ONCE WE GET TEN POSITIVE BIRDS IN EACH OF THOSE AREAS WE WILL DISCONTINUE TESTING FOR THE BIRDS.))
[SUPER=01-Karen Saul/Virginia Health Dept.; :]
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[OUT Q=for the birds]
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[VO-NAT]


Local and state agencies have stepped up efforts and are trying new approaches to control the spread of West Nile.


We'll tell you all about it Tonight on News 7 at six.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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There have been no confirmed human cases of West Nile in Virginia so far this year.
There is, however, a probable case in Loudon County.


[5-L'burg-General]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=503-06 28:25]
[GRAPHIC=Healthcheck]


Last week, a woman severely injured in a car accident in Lynchburg had to be flown by helicopter to the hospital.. a hospital sixty miles away in Roanoke.
Today, that same kind of case can now be handled at Lynchburg General.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Centra Health officials say the facility has earned Level Two trauma status.. a designation achieved by only two other hospitals in the state.
It means Lynchburg General now has the staff and equipment on hand to deliver a high level of emergency medical care 24 hours a day.
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[SOT 12:37:40]
[IN Q=If you look]

((DARRELL POWERS/CENTRA HEALTH SR. VP: IF YOU LOOK AT GEOGRAPHY AND WHERE LYNCHBURG IS LOCATED COMPARED TO THE NEAREST LEVEL ONE OR LEVEL TWO TRAUMA CENTERS, WE JUST FELT LIKE THERE WAS A GAP AND AS THE PRIMARY COMMUNITY HEALTH PROVIDER THAT WE REALLY HAD A RESPONSIBILITY.))
[SUPER=01-Darrell Powers/Centra Health Sr. V.P.]
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[OUT Q=had a responsibility.]
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[VO-NAT]


Before this, severe trauma victims were transported to Roanoke or Charlottesville.
Lynchburg General recently expanded and renovated its emergency department to include new equipment and additional treatment areas.
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[5-Blood-Shortage]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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One local family really never understood the need for blood --until it hit home.
In a matter of days 19 month old Chase Hammes (HAW-MUS) went from healthy to in desperate need of a blood transfusion.
[ANCHOR=JEAN 2 shot]

As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells because of his rare blood type --his family is concerned about the current blood shortage.
[ANCHOR=Joy 2 shot]


Jean, The Red Cross says its blood supply is at a dangerously low level.
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In fact, it has less than a day supply for many types of blood. The Red Cross says the shortage could start to affect hospitals.
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[IN Q=There was little time to spare]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Joan Fisher/Carilion Pediatric Hematology-Oncology;11]
[SUPER=01-Angie Hammes/Chase's Mom;23]
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[OUT Q=to come and donate]

(( There was little time to spare --when 19 month old Chase Hammes (HAW-MUS) arrived at the doctors office last week --suffering from a form of anemia.
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[SOT19:16:49]
[IN Q=If he had not gotten blood within a few hours]

((DR. JOAN FISHER: IF HE HAD NOT GOTTEN BLOOD WITHIN A FEW HOURS HE MIGHT HAVE GONE INTO HEART FAIULRE AND HE MIGH HAVE DIED WITHOUT BLOOD AVAILABLE TO HIM)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=available to him]


In less than a week, doctors have given Chase six blood tranfusions.
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[SOT19:14:53]
[IN Q=You know that it's important]

((YOU KNOW THAT IT'S IMPORTANT AND YOU KNOW WHEN PEOPLE NEED BLOOD THAT THEY OBVIOUSLY NEED IT. BUT YOU JUST DON'T REALIZE HOW IMPORTANT IT IS UNITL SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=like this happens]


Doctor Joan Fisher says she gets nervous when the blood supply gets too low.
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[SOT19:17:36]
[IN Q=It really makes a difference]

((WHEN THE BLOOD GETS LOW AND I HAVE MANY OTHER CHILDREN WHO NEED BLOOD ON A CONTINUING BASIS, THEY END UP SPENDING MORE TIME IN THE HOSPITAL. I HAVEN'T HAD ANYONE DIE YET BECAUSE THERE WAS NO BLOOD AVAILABLE OR NO PLATELETS BUT IT CAN HAPPEN)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=it can happen]


As for Chase, he could need more transfusions in the days to come.
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[SOT 19:15:26]
[IN Q=He's got somewhat of a rare blood type]

((HE'S GOT SOMEWHAT OF A RARE BLOOD TYPE AND THE SUPPLY HAS JUST BEEN REALLY LOW AND WE'VE REALLY JUST ENCOURAGED EVERYBODY TO COME OUT AND DONATE)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=and donate]))
[ANCHOR=Joy Full]


Chase needs B-negative blood. His mom says even if giving blood doesn't help her son it could save someone elses life. [take Pinnacle Full]
The Red Cross is holding several blood drives in the region. For more information call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.
[ANCHOR=Jean/Joy 2 shot]


Jean,

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Coming up next on the newscast, Brent Watts will let us know if it is going to rain on your evening plans.
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[VO]
Plus we will see a kiss that can't miss as Hershey's unveils a record breaker.
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[5-Kiss]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Five]
[WRITER=tbr]
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How long does it take you to eat a Hershey Kiss?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hershey, PA;]


Before you answer, you may want to consider the kiss in question is six and a half feet tall and weighs more than 63-hundred pounds.
Hershey's Foods is celebrating a new product line by making the giant kiss.
Over the course of two days, a team of engineers created the chocolate masterpiece. Chefs from The French Culinary Institute helped sculpt the dark chocolate into the signature shape. They even inserted a three-foot plume and wrapped it in purple foil.
Guinness World Records will also be on site to include the candy in the official records as the "World's Largest Piece of Chocolate."
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tbr]
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Coming up in sport, we'll tell you why one Winston Cup driver is buying a lot of tickets for the Brickyard.
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[VO-NAT]

Then a little bit later, a legendary producer and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has passed away in Memphis.

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[Comm 3]

[5Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Marketwatch]


The stock markets surged forward on Wall Street for much of the day. But as Alexis Christoforous tells us, it was apparently too good to last.
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[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/CBS Marketwatch;]
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[OUT Q=News 7 at 5.]



[Stock Roll]

[S5-Skins]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Thursday two minute ticker which starts with Washington Redskins training camp.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ashburn; :00]


Many experts are calling the Skins Champ Bailey the best defensive back in the NFL. He made his third straight pro bowl last season. But the fifth year pro feels like a rookie this year because, for the first time in his Redskins career, his mentor Darrell Green is not in camp.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Champ Bailey/Redskins Defensive Back; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=....what he's taught me"]
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[VO-NAT]


Bailey enters training camp after posting a career best 84 tackles last season with three interceptions. But Champ and the defense must adjust to the fifth different defensive coordinator in as many years in George Edwards.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Smith/Redskins Defensive End; :22]
[RUNS=:37]
[OUT Q=....a head of the game right now"]
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[S5-Andretti]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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It's been an up and down year for John Andretti. After being fired from Petty Enterprises, Andretti drove the last two races in the NetZero Ponitac owned by Gene Haas. And this weekend he'll be behind the wheel of a third DEI car at the Brickyard.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN; :00]


That means that Andretti needs plenty of extra tickets for the race in his home state of Indiana. He recently bought 12 extra seats for his friends and family. He hopes the opportunity to hook up with DEI pays off.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-John Andretti/Will Drive DEI Car in Brickyard; :05]
[RUNS=:35]
[OUT Q=call him for a credit card."]
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[ANCHOR=travis]
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That's it for the ticker. Coming up at six, Mike Stevens will preview this weekend's NFL Hall of Fame induction ceremony. We'll see you then everybody.

[5-Sam-Phillips]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=FIve]
[WRITER=tbr]
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[GRAPHIC=]


The man who discovered Elvis Presley has died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Sun Records founder Sam Phillips passed away yesterday in Memphis.
Phillips spotted Elvis when he was a teenage truck driver who came to record a song for his mother's birthday.
He went on to produce records for Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and Carl Perkins.
Sam Phillips was 80 years old.
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[5-Austrian-Parachutist]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
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You've seen typical skydivers, but this one you're about to see is not.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Calais, France;]


This is the view from the plane as skydiver Felix Baumgartner sets out to do something never done before-
He is the first man to skydive across the English Channel.
In a Buzz lightyear like suit with wings attached to his back- Baumgartner free fell at 124 miles an hour.
Cloud cover meant he could not see where he was going. THe 34 year old said he had to follow his two planes across the Channel.
But the Austrian stunman glided into the record books- When asked about the free fall he said - it's cold up there.
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