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Coming up on News 7-
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They're paid to protect, but are they paid enough? Tonight some local police officers say no.
Several explosions at a gas air company... fire is still burning.
And taking the guesswork out of pregnancy tests- with a new digital test.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[SOT 00:29:33]
[IN Q=We're at the verge]

((WE'RE AT THE VERGE RIGHT NOW OF A CRISIS IN TERMS OF STAFFING LEVELS IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND WE'D LIKE TO SEE COUNCIL TAKE THIS PROPOSAL SERIOUSLY.))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=PROPOSAL SERIOUSLY.]
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[VO-NAT]

Lynchburg police officers call attention to what they say is a dangerous situation for police and the public.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
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[L'burg-Police]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Since 2001, approximately one third of the Lynchburg Police Department's sworn personnel have left.
And those still there say something needs to be done.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa /Newsroom;]

Teresa Hamilton was at tonight's press conference-- where members of the police force addressed the problem. Jean, right now the Lynchburg P-D has 20 vacancies
[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]

so many of the officers we spoke are worn- out from working overtime to keep the department running. And, they say unless the city is willing to increase the pay for officers-- they fear the situation won't improve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WE'RE NOT JUST ]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :05]
[SUPER=01-Ryan Zuidema/Lynchburg Police Officer; :21]
[SUPER=@file; :36]
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[OUT Q=COMMUNITY IS ACCUSTOMED TO.]
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[SOT 00:07:08]

((WE'RE NOT JUST LOSING OFFICERS WE'RE LOSING EXPERIENCE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q= LOSING EXPEREINCE.]

Ryan Zuidema was surrounded by approximately 30 other officers with the Lynchburg police department as he outlined what he calls a dangerous situation. Zuidema, who's been with the force for about seven years, says the city simply doesn't pay enough to recruit and retain officers.
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[sot 00:29:20]
[in q=Officers are leaving]

((OFFICERS ARE LEAVING AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE FIGURES AND CRUNCH THE NUMBERS THEY'RE ACTUALLY LEAVING EACH YEAR AT A HIGHER RATE, THE RATE AT WHICH OFFICERS ARE LEAVING IS INCREASING EACH YEAR... AND THERE HAS TO BE SOME TYPE OF STOP GAP MEASURE BEFORE THINGS BECOME DANGEROUS.)) [runs15]
[out q= become dangerous.]

Since January of this year-- the department has lost 18 officers. In Lynchburg-- a beginning officer earns close to 27- thousand dollars. But an officer can earn more in places such as Danville and Roanoke. Bedford also pays more-- there a beginning officer starts at approximately 30- thousand dollars.
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[sot 00:13:00]
[IN Q= WE CAN'T ]

(( WE CAN'T CONTINUE TO LOSE OFFICERS AT THE RATE WE'RE LOSING THEM AND CAN'T EXPECT TO PROVIDE WHAT THE COMMUNITY IS ACCUSTOMED TO.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q= ACCUSTOMED TO.]))
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[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Newsroom]

Earlier today-- members of the police force met with Lynchburg's city manager to talk about the pay issue in depth.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa /Newsroom;]

Jean, next week the city manager and city council will be meeting for a retreat-- and the officers hope public awareness will encourage the two to provide more money for the police department.

[Tulsa-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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An explosion at a gas company in Tulsa.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tulsa, OK]


Now a fire is burning into the night- It happened at a specialty "air gas" company.
The fire also spread to nearby houses. Residents in a one mile area were told to get out.
Police also closed Interstate 244 near the blast.
It all began this afternoon at the plant just outside of downtown Tulsa-
So far no reports of injures, but at last word the Fire captain says the company is still trying to account for all of its employees.
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[Blackout]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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You could call it an electrifying day in New York City.
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[VO-NAT 12]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


It was the first day back to work after the worst blackout in U-S history. While many New Yorkers are pleased things were back to normal, many are upset this ever happened in the first place.
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[SOT33]

((MILTON ROTHBERG/COMMUTER; THEY HAVEN'T DONE THINGS IN YEARS TO IMPROVE THE SYSTEM.))
[SUPER=01-Milton Rothberg/Commuter; ]
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[OUT Q=to improve the system.]
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[VO-NAT 22]


Four days later and there is still some ripple effect.
Raw sewage forced some beaches to remain closed.
Restaurants had to get rid of tons of spoiled food-
Power companies say lower temperatures helped decrease demand- still they are asking customers to conserve energy.
There is still the big question HOW to fix the power grid so this kind of blackout doesn't happen again.
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[Gas-Lines]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT 13]
[SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ]


It's not electricity but gasoline people are looking for in Phoenix.
Many gas stations have run out. Where there is fuel, the lines are long and the patience is sometimes short.
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[SOT 50]

((I JUST GOT HIT BY THE CAR BEHIND ME A MINUTE AGO. SHE BANGED RIGHT INTO ME.)) ((WE'RE WASTING MORE GAS STANDING IN LINE HERE. I THINK IT'S UNBELIEVABLE OT ME. SAFETY HAZARD. IT'S RIDICULOUS. I THINK IT'S I'M GLAD I HAD ENOUGH GAS TO WAIT IN LINE OTHERWISE I COULDN'T WAIT IN THAT LINE ANYMORE, I'D HAVE TO GET BACK TO WORK.))
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[OUT Q=BACK TO WORK.]
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[VO-NAT 12 plus pad]


The shortage began several days ago when a gas pipeline ruptured- it's not clear when it'll reopen.
Meanwhile the Governor says gasoline is being trucked in and is asking people to be patient.
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[WV-Sniper]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Federal agents have now joined West Virginia police investigating a series of sniper-style killings... reminiscent of those that terrorized Northern Virginia and Maryland last year.
Stacy Case has the latest.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Charleston, WV; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dave Tucker/Kanawha Co., WV Sheriff; :15]
[SUPER=@Case1; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Paulette Boswell/Victim's Aunt; 1:22 QUICK!!!!]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, CHARLESTON WV]

((INVESTIGATORS IN WEST VIRGINIA ARE GETTING HELP FROM D-C. AUTHORITIES WHO WORKED THE WASHINGTON AREA SNIPER CASE ARE LENDING A HAND IN CHARLESTON. THREE RANDOM SHOOTINGS IN 5 DAYS HERE COULD SIGNAL ANOTHER SNIPER. SUPER: SHERIFF DAVE TUCKER/KANAWHA COUNTY
(bite from my interview tonight about dc helping out)

TRACK: AGENTS FROM THE F-B-I AND BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND FIREARMS ARE ALSO HERE TO HELP. TOGETHER, THIS EMERGENCY TASK FORCE IS CANVASSING THE CHARLESTON AREA BY FOOT, BY BIKE AND BY CAR. THEY'RE STOPPING DARK-COLORED FULL-SIZED TRUCKS LIKE THESE. EYE WITNESSES REPORT SEEING A TRUCK SQUEAL AWAY FROM ONE OF THE KILLINGS. SUPER: sheriff urging killer to contact authorities. TRACK: THE PATTERN IS EERILY SIMILAR TO LAST YEAR'S SNIPER SHOOTINGS IN DCTERMS. BUT THE SHERIFF IS NOT READY TO CALL IT A COPY CAT CRIME. ALL THE
VICTIMS WERE SHOT AT NIGHT OUTSIDE GAS STATIONS OR CONVENIENCE STORES FROM ABOUT 30 YARDS AWAY--- ALL AT NIGHT.

stand up bridge: STACY CASE/REPORTING AUTHORITIES ARE TELLING PEOPLE TO RUN THEIR ERRANDS DURING THE DAY. TO BE CAUTIOUS. BUT PEOPLE ARE ON EDGE. THIS IS A CITY THAT TYPICALLY HAS 10 MURDERS A YEAR. NOW, THREE IN ONE WEEK. TRACK: GFX. GARY CARRIER WAS THE FIRST VICTIM. THEN THURSDAY NIGHT JEANIE PATTON AND OKEY MEADOWS. THE FIRST FUNERALS WERE MONDAY.
SOT Paulette Boswell, Victim Okey Meadows' Aunt

"He was a good person, he didn't deserve it." TRACK: INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THE SHOOTER MAY BE LOCAL. THEY SAY AN OUT-OF-TOWNER WOULD HAVE GOTTEN LOST IN THE RURAL AREA OUTSIDE OF CHARLESTON WHERE TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED. WITH 100 SOLID LEADS.... FOLKS HERE ARE JUST WAITING FOR ONE TO PAN OUT. SC CBS NEWS, CHARLESTON WV.))

[Bob-Shell]


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Charges against Radford photographer Robert Shell have been dropped, at least for now.
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[SUPER=03-Radford;]

Shell was facing sexual charges in connection with the death of his model and assistant, Marion Franklin. Franklin was found dead in Shell's studio June Third of an apparent drug overdose. But today prosecutors filed a motion to drop the charges while they wait for an autopsy report. Then they'll also decide whether to charge Shell with homicide. Meanwhile Shell says he's innocent and ready to put the matter behind him.
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[IN Q=i know]

((ROBERT SHELL/PHOTOGRAPHER: I KNOW THERE'S NO REAL CASE AGAINST ME BECAUSE I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING, IT'S JUST A QUESTION OF ESTABLISHING THAT NOW IN COURT.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Shell/Photographer;]
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[VO-NAT]

Shell was released on bond and is under house arrest. His attorney is working to have that order dropped as well.
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[Trolley]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Roanoke City Councilman dreams of taking Roanoke on a ride "Back to the Future."
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Bev Fitzpatrick is trying to bring back Roanoke's old trolley system as a tourist attraction.
His plan would run restored trolleys between the transportation museum downtown, Crystal Spring and the top of Mill Mountain.
Fitzpatrick and the Commonwealth Coach and Trolley museum are talking about the idea with city council.
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[SOT 10:30:08]
[IN Q=We have a trolley]

((BEV FITZPATRICK/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL; WE HAVE A TROLLEY .... HAVE THEM RUNNING, AS OPPOSED TO SITTING STILL, IF WE COULD.))
[SUPER=01-Bev Fitzpatrick/Roanoke City Council;]
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[OUT Q=if we could.]
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Fitzpatrick says he's looking into state and federal grants to help get the project on track.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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U-S peacekeepers will have a short stay in Liberia.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And as area teachers and students get ready for another school year, some are facing tough questions about violence and money.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[OUT Q=...THE BIG 7."]

(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office - as the heat of August gets things stirred up in Blacksburg. They're getting defensive in Charlottesville these days, plus the Martinsville Bulldogs are looking for a return to prominence. All that plus the Avs come home to a big crowd, and pitch a shutout. Tonight on the Big 7.))

[Liberia]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It appears Liberia's bloody three-year civil war is over.
The government and rebels signed a peace deal today.
The deal calls for a two-year power-sharing government, which is meant to lead Liberia into elections.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Monrovia, Liberia]


Meanwhile, peacekeepers took control of the rest of the capital city of Monrovia today.
President Bush says the 200 U-S Marines on the ground assisting the West African peacekeepers will be withdrawn by October First.
Unfortunately, a second shipment of relief supplies bound for Liberia sank today.
All of the cargo was lost.
An official with World Vision says the ship was caught in a storm.
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[Roanoke-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It's almost time for kids to hit the books again. Teachers at one Roanoke City School don't anticipate any serious safety problems this year.
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[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Teachers at Patrick Henry High School today gathered for a faculty meeting after a district-wide address by the school superintendent. In light of recent concerns about school safety Wayne Harris outlined plans to maintain what he called a "wholesome learning environment". Teachers say most of their problems with students are minor.
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[SOT 17:25:48-17:26:05]
[IN Q=I've never had any issues...]

((KATHLEEN DUNCAN/PATRICK HENRY TEACHER: I'VE NEVER HAD ANY ISSUES IN MY CLASSROOM. I THINK IT'S JUST BY VIRTUE OF HAVING 17-HUNDRED STUDENTS ON A CAMPUS, THERE'S GONNA BE THINGS THAT TAKE PLACE. BUT I'VE NEVER FELT UNSAFE.))
[SUPER=01-Kathleen Duncan/Patrick Henry Teacher; ]
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[OUT Q=I've never felt unsafe.]
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[VO-NAT :17]

Meantime, one of Patrick Henry's former school resource officers will return to the job tomorrow. After ten years at P-H Butch Lewis was reassigned to traffic duty in June after talking to a reporter about school safety. He was recently given his job back pending a task force review.
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[SOT 17:30:33-17:30:45]

((BUTCH LEWIS/PH SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER: HOPEFULLY, THE TASK FORCE WILL MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WON'T CHANGE THE S-R-O PROGRAM. I'M HOPING THEY'LL LOOK AT THE PROGRAM AS IT IS NOW AND NOTHING WILL CHANGE.))
[SUPER=01-Butch Lewis/School Resource Officer;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=and nothing will change.]
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[VO-NAT :04]

Lewis is one of three school resource officers at Patrick Henry.
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[Henry-School]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Despite trying times, students in Henry County are making the grade.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


At a teacher assembly this morning, the school system announced 80-percent of its schools are fully accredited.
Administrators consider that quite an achievement when the state average is just 65-percent.
Teachers consider the news to be bittersweet since the school system will soon close five schools including several that are doing so well.
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[SOT 11:36:02]
[IN Q=It's going to be tough]

((GENELL BROWN/TEACHER: IT'S GOING TO BE TOUGH TO LET GO OF THE BUILDING ITSELF BUT YOU HAVE TO STEP OUT AND LOOK AT IT'S JUST A BUILDING AND NO MATTER WHAT ROOF THEY PUT US UNDER WE'RE GOING TO DO THE BEST JOB WE CAN.))
[SUPER=01-Genell Brown/Teacher; :02]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=job we can]
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[VO-NAT]


The Superintendent also today unveiled a new logo for the school system.
It reads "Henry County schools, ahead of the learning curve."
The flag resembles the curve of a racetrack to symbolize that area's rich history for racing.
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[Pools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jmc]
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Another sure sign summer's almost over. Roanoke's public swimming pools are closing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Washington Park and Fallon Park pools usually stay open until Labor Day.
But not this year.
Both pools will close for the season this Sunday.
City officials say it's hard to find enough lifeguards because most of them are back in school.
And the number of people who use the pools on that holiday weekend has been pretty low.
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[Tax-reform]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mmu]
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Which taxes will go down and which will go up?
That's what the General Assembly's Tax Reform Commission was discussing today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


In their second meeting, members of the panel indicated that some taxes may be on the way out.
They proposed repealing the estate tax, finishing the phase out of the car tax and reducing the tax on food.
But they also made it clear that some Virginians will see higher tax bills.
Among those voicing their concern today were federal retirees and dry cleaning businesses.
That's because the panel is thinking about doing away with the age deduction on personal income taxes and applying the state sales tax to services as well as goods.
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[SOT 01:19:15]
[IN Q=IN ANY TAX REFORM]
[SUPER=01-Del. Leo Wardrup/(R) Va. Beach; VERY QUICK :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Walter Stosch/(R) Richmond; Very QUICK :03]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=MAKES IT VERY DIFFICULT FOR US.]
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[ANCHOR=JEAN]
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The Committee made no formal recommendations today.
It will meet again in September.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The plane that ushered in the atomic age gets a new home, right here in Virginia.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT 08.5]


It's not a new complaint.. women saying home pregnancy test results are sometimes hard to read.
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[SOT 32]

((BECAUSE THE LINES ARE SOMETIMES CONFUSING.))
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[OUT Q=ARE SOMETIMES CONFUSING.]
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Coming up on News 7- the newest pregnancy test and how it plans to clear up that confusion.
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[Pregnancy-Testing]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Home pregnancy tests can sometimes be confusing- Is the result positive or not?
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[VO-NAT 15.5]


Now reading the results may be a whole lot easier.
After nearly 25 years of home pregnancy testing- the test is going digital.
The F-D-A has cleared a home pregnancy test with a digital readout.
Right now women usually have to read a line on a screen.
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[SOT 37]
[IN Q=]

((I'VE ACTUALLY DONE EARLY PREG TESTS. SOMETIMES THE LINE COMES IN REALLY DARK AND THE OTHER LINE COMES IN REALLY DARK.
ONE LINE COMES THROUGH REALLY DARK THE OTHER LINES KIND OF TOO MUCH PINK NOT ENOUGH PINK NOT ENOUGH BLUE.)) ((DR. PATRICIA MENDELL/PSYCHOTHERAPIST; I THINK WHEN ONE IS ANXIOUS ONE FINDS THEMSELVES MUCH MORE READILY CONFUSED.))


[Super=01-Dr. Patricia Mendell/Psychotherapist; 11 quick]
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[OUT Q=READILY CONFUSED.]
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[VO-NAT 08]


The new digital test uses simple words, pregnant or not pregnant. The display aslo indicates if there's an error.
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[SOT 1:41]
[IN Q=]

((DR. MACHELLE SEIBEL/OB-GYN; AND NOW AT A GLANCE WOMEN CAN LOOK OVER A PREGNANCY TEST AND CAN READ IN CLEAR BLACK AND WHITE WORDS, PREGNANT OR NOT PREGNANT.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Machelle Seibel/Ob-Gyn; ]
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[OUT Q=pregnant or not pregnant.]
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[VO-NAT 05 plus pad]


Doctors say it is the first major change in reading home pregnancy tests in a generation.
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[Party-School]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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You could call it a Rocky Mountain High.
A new ranking of party schools finds the University of Colorado number one when it comes to students smoking marijuana, drinking and skipping the studies.
The Princeton Review survey is done every year.
One student agrees saying finding a party is easy- but school officials say the ranking is misleading and the university is proud of its academics.
At the other end of the spectrum, Brigham Young University was the top "stone cold sober" school.
West Point was regarded as hardest to get into.

[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=extra 7 SP-156 1417TC]
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The Hokies get fired up today in practice. Steve Mason checks in from UVa with a defensive defense. Plus, nearly 5000 turn out to see the Avs win big tonight at Salem Memorial. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Brooklyn, MI/NBC; :00]

Jimmy Spencer who drives the number 7 Sirius car this season was suspended for a week and fined $25 thousand bucks today for punching Kurt Busch after yesterday's race. Both were placed on double secret probation for the rest of the season.
[SUPER=04-NASCAR;]

The history of confrontational bad blood between these two goes all the way back to Busch's rookie season in 2001. Spencer also could face criminal charges for his latest incident. The circuit rolls into Bristol this week for the Sharpie 500 on Saturday night.
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[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-148 14713TC]
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The Salem Avalanche struggled on the road at Wilmington - but there is nothing like getting back home to cure some ills.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Warthogs vs. Avalanche; :00]

The fans were also glad to see the team back in town as many folks are trying to take advantage of one of final chances to see the Avs this summer before school begins. In the bottom of the second - the Avs Brandon Caraway hits one to short. He bobbles the ball and Hector Himinez comes in from third, It's one to nothing. That's all the Avs would need, but they were just getting started as Trevor Mote hits one into right in the third. The single will plate Ryan Stegall. It's 2-to-nothing.
[super=37-Winston-Salem/0/Salem/5;]

Then in the 4th - Mike Rodriguez hits one to first and another bobble allows Brett Conway and Stegall to score. The Avs roll tonight 5-to-nothing over Winston Salem.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-151 2918tc]
[GRAPHIC=TECH LOGO]


The Virginia Tech Hokies are starting to get down to serious business as preseason workouts roll on toward the August 31st opener against Central Florida.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

The Hokies went through two highly competitive, hot workouts today. After finding plenty of fault with his team last week, head coach Frank Beamer was much more pleased with today's results.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=YOU KNOW...]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=...DOING THAT."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] If you don't think things are getting serious - check out Ernest Wilford and DeAngelo Hall going head to head and then toe to toe today in practice. That's why they call it the "Dog days" folks - and they still have 13 more days until get to get hit some one other than a teammate.
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[S-Defense]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-158 14:14]
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Things are also competitive and at times combative in Charlottesville where Stave Mason says improving thte defense in the name of the game.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; :12]
[SUPER=04-Last Season; :26]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :37]
[SUPER=01-Darryl Blackstock/10 Sacks Last Season; :45]
[SUPER=01-Kwakou Robinson/34 Tackles, 1 Sack Last Season; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Almondo Curry/UVa Senior Cornerback; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
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((The dozen freshmen that played last year are now sophomores and the bar has been raised by the head coach, who refuses to except any excuses for poor play. ((AL GROH/UVA THIRD YEAR HEAD COACH:))
Groh's defense at times fielded two freshman up front including Kwakou Robinson and while players like linebacker Darryl Blackstock silenced the critics at times, the unit struggled on paper. ((STEVE MASON:)) ((DARRYL BLACKSTOCK/10 SACKS AS A FRESHMAN:)) ((KAWKOU ROBINSON/34 TACKLES, 1 SACK AS FRESHMAN:))
The Wahoos were 108th against the run but critics say opposing teams will attack a fast but short secondary. UVa's Defensive backs have hit the books this summer. ((ALMONDO CURRY/UVA SENIOR CORNERBACK:))
The Cavaliers return eight total starters on defense. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))

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Martinsville is ready to roll this season and make some noise on the Friday Football Extra front .
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This year marks the 15 year anniversary of the Dogs state title in 1988, and Edwards is anxious to get his club back to prominence in the Piedmont, a year after going five and five.
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Edwards welcomes back 10 starters from a year ago, including 6 on defense and just four on offense. Youth will be the theme, especially up front.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 13078] Our 20th anniversary preseason special is coming up this Friday night from 7-to-8pm. It's a little earlier time for Friday Football Extra, but you will want to make plans to watch. We will be giving away a pair for Virginia Tech football season tickets for this season. So, be watching this Friday night at 7 - right here on the big 7.
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The plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan during World War two is going on display.
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The Enola Gay B-29 bomber dropped the atomic bomb "Little Boy" on August 6th 1945.
The plane had been on display at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum but only in different parts.
This will be the first time the Enola Gay will be on display in it entirety.
It will join a prototype of the space shuttle Enterprise, the Concorde and other planes at the Smithsonian exhibition center at Dulles Airport. (------------)