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Coming up on News 7-
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Fire investigators now know what caused a blaze at Woods Crossing in Roanoke County.
A driver is trapped in the woods for three days. Find out what he did to let someone.. anyone know he was trapped.
A ruling in Kobe Bryant's case. Details in sports.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at eleven is Next.

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[VO-NAT]


A fire in Roanoke County leaves at least eight people homeless and tonight firefighters know what caused it.
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[County-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Investigators believe overheated wiring in a porch light is to blame for a fire at Roanoke County condominium complex.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The fire broke out this afternoon at Woods Crossing off Starkey Road in southwest Roanoke County.
Nearby residents saw smoke just before 1:30 and then ran to evacuate residents.
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[SOT 9:00]
[IN Q=The lady downstairs]

((BRYAN MAIDEN/NEIGHBOR: THE LADY DOWNSTAIRS THE APARTMENT I DIDN'T EVEN BANG ON HER DOOR I JUST OPENED IT AND WHEN WENT INSIDE. SHE SAID WHAT'S GOING ON, I SAID THE PLACE ABOVE YOU IS ON FIRE YOU NEED TO GET OUT NOW.))
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[OUT Q=get out now]
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[VO-NAT]


Firefighters arrived minutes later and had the fire under control within a half hour.
Four units were destroyed, another four were heavily damaged.
No one was injured but firefighters did have to rescue a cat from the building.
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[SOT 26:32]
[IN Q=One of the homeowners]

((GARY HOUFF/BATTALION CHIEF: ONE OF THE HOMEOWNERS WAS CONCERNED ABOUT HER CAT. WE HAD TO GO BACK IN, DID LOCATE IT UNDER THE BED. ONE OF THE FIREFIGHTERS, IT RAN FROM THEM THEY HAD TO CHASE IT CORNER IT AND THEY BROUGHT IT OUT TO HER.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Houff/Battalion Chief; :]
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[OUT Q=out to her]
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[VO-NAT]


Today's extreme heat forced medical personnel to check several firefighters for possible heat exhaustion.
The American Red Cross is providing assistance to the people burned out of their homes.
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[Salem-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Investigators are still looking for the cause of that long-burning fire in Salem.
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[VO-NAT :27]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday;]

The True Value Northwest Hardware store on West Main burned for more than seven hours and smoldered for many more.
[SUPER=04-This Morning;]

Fire crews were back on site today trying to figure out what sparked the blaze. The process is expected to be time consuming since they have to protect against contaminated air. Investigators are wearing haz-mat suits and air masks and being decontaminated on a regular basis. Salem Fire Chief Pat Counts says they'll be back in the morning.
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[Workman]


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He was supposed to uphold the law- but drug enforcement agent Timothy Workman shot and killed Keith Bailey in a restaurant parking lot.
Today a judge sentenced him to five years in prison- after tearful testimony from witnesses for both the prosecution and defense.
Jennifer Wishon has more on today's sentencing and the events that led to it.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :05 ]
[SUPER=01-Christine Trance/Workman's Sister-in-Law; :13 ]
[SUPER=01-Michael Patterson/Bailey's Brother; :35 ]
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[SUPER=@Jennifer2; 1:51 ]
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Roanoke]

((Timothy Workman was convicted of manslaughter October of last year. The jury recommended he serve six years and nine months in prison, but a Roanoke judge reduced that to five.
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[IN Q=He's lost everything]

((CHRISTINE TRANCE))
[OUT Q=does not sleep at night]

Michael Patterson says he's plagued by nightmares about his brother's murder.
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[IN Q=I have dreams]

((MICHAEL PATTERSON))
[OUT Q=I can feel it]

Timothy Workman was a Drug Enforcement Officer working out of Texas when he came to Roanoke on assignment. While leaving a local bar, he and Bailey exchanged words, Workman's gun was exposed and Bailey was shot. The disagreement surrounds how those shots were fired.
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[SOT 2:39:24]
[IN Q=The irony of the]

((TIMOTHY WORKMAN))
[OUT Q=accused of a crime]

Workman is a graduate of West Point and served several tours of duty in the military. A past the defense brought up, arguing prison is no place for a man of Workman's caliber. But Michael Patterson says his brother was also a good man who dedicated himself to making other people happy.
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[SOT 1:27:13]
[IN Q=I know the type]

((MICHAEL PATTERSON))
[OUT Q=always making jokes]

After sentencing Workman's attorney immediately filed an appeal.
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[IN Q=We're pretty confident]

((TONY ANDERSON/WORKMAN'S ATTORNEY: WE'RE PRETTY CONFIDENT THAT THE GROUNDS THAT WE HAVE STATED AND THE ISSUES THAT HAVE BEEN BRIEFED BEFORE HAVE SOME NEW INTEREST IN APPELLATE ADVOCACY RIGHT NOW AND WE FEEL VERY STRONGLY THAT WE HAVE AN EXCELLENT CHANCE OF BEING SUCCESSFUL ON APPEAL.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=successful on appeal]

Workman walked out of court on bond. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke.))

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Police in West Virginia have released a composite sketch of a man wanted for questioning in last week's shootings in the Charleston area that claimed three lives.
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The sketch is that of a heavyset white male.
Witnesses have told the police they saw a large white man in a truck the night two of the victims were killed.
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[WV-Sniper]


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Meanwhile, Police now say all three killings in West Virginia are connected- ballistics testing shows the three were murdered by the same weapon.
A teenager says she was shot at last night at a convenience store near Charleston, but as Elizabeth Sanchez reports, so far police can't find any evidence to back that up.
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[SUPER=01-Chief Deputy Phil Morris/Kanawha Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :16 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Paulty/Charleston Police Chief; :19]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, West Virginia.]

((AT THIS GAS STATION IN DUNBAR, WEST VIRGINIA, THERE WERE NO INJURIES, CONFLICTING STORIES AND SO FARNO BULLET. A 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL SAYS A SNIPER TOOK A SHOT AT HER FROM A PICK-UP TRUCK LAST NIGHTBUT POLICE ARE DOUBTFUL.
Chief Deptuy Phil Morris/Kanawha County, WV Sheriff's Dept.: People are edgy, people are jumpy. There s no question about it. Chief Jerry Paulty/Charleston Police: I m just saying it s a possibility if a car goes by and backfires while you re standing in line to pay for gas, with it being a little bit anxious of what s happened before, that s a possibility. IN WHAT MAY BE A COINCIDENCE, POLICE SAY A SHORT TIME AFTER THE ALLEGED SHOOTING, A SHERIFF S DEPUTY SPOTTED A PICKUP TRUCK SPEEDING DOWN A NEARBY ROAD. HE GAVE CHASE BUT THEN LOST IT.
Chief Deputy Phil Morris/Kanawha County, WV Sheriffs Department: We cannot connect what occurred at the Go-Mart with the chase that our car made. WITNESSES IDENTIFIED A SIMILAR TRUCK IN THE VICINITY OF TWO RECENT FATAL SHOOTINGS. JEANIE PATTON AND OKEY MEADOWS WERE BOTH SHOT AND KILLED THURSDAY NIGHT LESS THAN TWO HOURS AND 10-MILES APART WHILE OUTSIDE RURAL GAS STATIONS. GARY CARRIER WAS KILLED FOUR DAYS EARLIER AT ANOTHER NEARBY STATION. AND NOW, BALLISTICS TESTS SHOW THAT ALL THREE VICTIMS WERE KILLED BY THE SAME WEAPON -- A 22-CALIBER RIFLE. POLICE ARE ALSO LOOKING INTO A POSSIBLE DRUG CONNECTION IN TWO OF THE SHOOTINGS. Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS News, West Virginia.))

[IRaq]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Secretary of State Colin Powell has launched a new effort to get more foreign troops involved in Iraq.
But he says the U-S won't give up any of its authority.
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile the U-S troops in Iraq have been capturing more toppled leaders.
The latest catch is Ali Hasan al-Majid, the notorious Chemical Ali who got his nickname by gassing Kurdish civilians.
[SUPER=03-As Sadah, Iraq]


Also captured today was this man, Rashid Mohammed, the Brigadier General of the Fedayeen Saddam. Soldiers stopped the car he was travelling on the highway.
Of the top five regime leaders, only Saddam Hussein is still at large, and Secretary Rumsfeld says more and more Iraqis are leading U-S troops to weapons caches and hideouts.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And with their]

((DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE; AND WITH THEIR HELP, THE COALITION HAS NOW CAPTURED OR KILLED 42 OF THE 55 MOST WANTED.))
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[OUT Q=55 most wanted]
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[VO-NAT]


U-S troops are having a harder time defending against attacks.
The commander of U-S troops in Iraq says the terrorist threat is actually getting worse.
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[VMI-DDay]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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[TAPE#=03-27 TC1:17:28]
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They've just begun their four year experience at Virginia Military Institute, but today hundreds of incoming freshmen got an education in what it means to be a citizen-soldier.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Both rats and cadets made their annual trek to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford to learn more about the legacy of the men who fought on D-Day.
Tour guides pointed out highlights of the memorial and D-Day veterans were on hand to share their stories of that day in June of 1944.
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[SOT 14:36:22]
[IN Q=With the understanding]

((ANTHONY PETERS/VMI FIRST CLASSMAN: WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT A LOT OF THESE MEN WHO FOUGHT ON D-DAY WERE CITIZEN-SOLDIERS, THEY LEARNED SOME MORE HISTORY ABOUT WHAT THEY COULD POSSIBLY BE GETTING THEMSELVES INTO IN THE FUTURE AND JUST AN APPRECIATION OF THE SACRIFICE THAT THESE MEN MADE.))
[SUPER=01-Anthony Peters/VMI First Classman]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=these men made.]
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[VO-NAT]


The freshmen also watched the opening sequence of the movie "Saving Private Ryan", which depicted the D-Day invasion.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
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Organ donation's going on-line in Virginia.
That's still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus Alabama's chief justice remains defiant over the ten commandments monument, even though his fellow justices now say it must go.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=to do my]

((TO DO MY DUTY I MUST ACKNOWLEDGE GOD. THAT'S WHAT THIS CASE IS ABOUT.))
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[OUT Q=case is about]
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[VO-NAT]


The latest on this divisive issue when News 7 returns.
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[Sports-preview]


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[OUT Q=in sports."]

((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the arrest warrant in the Kobe Bryant case could be made public. The ECHL still doesn't have a collective bargaining agreement, and Jonathan Wilson is the man in Lexington. Plus, Floyd County takes over the Friday Football Extra stage, and the 2003 Hargrave Tigers are another star studded edition. All that and more on the way in sports.))

[Ten-Commandments]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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Hundreds are praying for a legal miracle outside Alabama's main judicial building-
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery, AL]


They want to keep a monument of the Ten commandments.
The man heading up the fight for the statue- is Alabama's Chief Justice.
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((ROY MOORE: I WILL NEVER DENY THE GOD UPON WHOM OUR LAW AND COUNTRY DEPEND.))
[SUPER=01-Roy Moore/AL Supreme Court Chief Justice;]
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[OUT Q=LAW AND COUNTRY DEPEND. CHEERS.]
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But this morning Moore found an order signed by all eight of Alabama's Supreme Court associate justices directing the building manager to take all steps necessary to remove the monument.
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[SOT 54]

((BILL PRYOR/ALABAMA ATTORNEY GENERAL: THE RULE OF LAW MEANS THAT NO PERSON, INCLUDING THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF ALABAMA IS ABOVE THE LAW.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Pryor/Alabama Attorney General;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=is above the law.]
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[VO-NAT 15 plus pad]


A federal judge's ruling to remove the monument expired at midnight last night- Now Judge Moore is appealing to the U-S Supreme Court for help.
Meanwhile tomorrow morning a federal judge will decide whether Moore will be cited for contempt of court.
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[Goodyear]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Goodyear shares rose more than four percent today.... Just one day after the company and the United Steelworkers agreed to a tentative three-year contract.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape]


That reduced the threat of a strike at the struggling company.
The two sides said Wednesday they found common ground on job security and health care issues for workers while leaving enough financial room for Goodyear to reorganize its business.
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[Organ-donor]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC1:49:06]
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Three Virginians die every week waiting for organ transplants.
So the state is turning to the Internet for help.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


"Save-seven-lives dot-org" is a new website where Virginians can sign up to be an organ, tissue and eye donor.
Two-thousand Virginians are waiting for life-saving transplants.
State officials hope online registration will increase the number of organ donors.
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[IN Q=virginians are caring people and what we're trying to do]

((HERB ALBERT/LIVER TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT: WHEN WE DIE WE'RE NOT TAKING ANYTHING WITH US AND WE DO HAVE THE ABILITY TO HELP.))
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[SUPER=01-Herb Albert/Liver Transplant Recipient; :12]
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[OUT Q=WE DO HAVE THE ABILITY TO HELP.]
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[VO-NAT]


Save-seven-lives dot-org was chosen as the name because the organs from one donor can end up saving seven lives.
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[Knox]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC1:50:38]
[GRAPHIC=Cecil Knox]


The whole dynamic of next month's trial of pain specialist Cecil Knox took a dramatic turn today with a guilty plea from a member of the doctor's staff.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Tiffany Durham worked for Doctor Knox for nine years. She now admits there were things going on in the office that were improper- -even illegal- -things she knew about but failed to report to authorities.
Since her indictment, the 29-year old medical assistant has provided prosecutors a lot of information.
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[SOT 42:28]
[IN Q=She will continue]

((JEFF DORSEY/DURHAM'S ATTORNEY: SHE WILL CONTINUE TO COOPERATE WITH THE GOVERNMENT. Keith Humphry/NEWS 7: Meaning she might be called to testify against Dr. Knox? I TRUST THAT SHE WILL BE CALLED TO TESTIFY.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Dorsey/Durham's Attorney]
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[OUT Q=will be called to testify.]
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[VO-NAT]


The trial begins the Monday after Labor Day. Durham will be sentenced once it's over.
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[RU-Address]


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Radford University president Douglas Covington says the school's financial outlook is promising.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

During today's state of the university address, Covington said the school hired 35-new faculty members this year, as a result of increased tuition and an early retirement program. But he says the work isn't over.
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[IN Q=we're going]

((DOUGLAS COVINGTON/RU PRESIDENT: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO REALLY STEP UP WHEN IT COMES TO OUTSIDE FUNDRAISING BOTH FEDERAL GRANTS AND CONTRACTS AS WELL AS THE PRIVATE GIFTS .))
[SUPER=01-Douglas Covington/Radford University President;]
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[OUT Q=private gifts]
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[VO-NAT]

Covington says he hopes to add at least 30-more faculty members by the next fiscal year. He also wants to offer more pay raises THIS YEAR and increase funding for each department.
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[Smart-Movie]


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Elizabeth Smart's story is coming to T-V. Her father says CBS plans to air a two hour television movie about the kidnapping this November.
The movie will be told from her parent's viewpoint.
Ed and Lois Smart have also signed a book deal.
The 15 year old girl was taken from her bedroom in June.
She was found nine months later- her alleged abductors are in prison facing charges.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Robin says a change is on the way.
The forecast is still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a car goes over a cliff. The driver's trapped, not just for a few hours... he was trapped for 3 days.
More on his rescue next.
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[Commercial]

[Boat-Highway]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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An accident in North Carolina- a boat speeding across Lake Norman in North Carolina went airborne ... hit a car on Interstate 77 and ended up in the median.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Davidson, NC;]


The accident happened at about two thirty this morning.
Tonight two people who were in the boat are in critical condition.
Police say the driver of the car was shaken up but was not seriously hurt.
Witnesses say the boat hit the bank of the lake, sailed over the guardrail and landed upside down in the median.
The crash delayed traffic for hours.
The driver of the car says he saw a boat in the air- and he says it bounced off the hood of his car. He says he's lucky the boat did not crash right into his car.
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[Trapped-Driver]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Another story that sounds like it's out of a movie, but it was reality for a man in California- trapped in the forest for three days.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Angeles Nat. Forest, CA;]


The man's van plunged 200 feet down the side of a highway- landing in thick brush.
He was cut- and the incline was too steep- so he waited for three days.
But no one came, so the 50 year old set fire to the forest, hoping someone would see him.
When firefighters got there the blaze covered 2 acres.. but firefighters saw the van and rescued the man.
Firefighters say if the man had done the same thing a day later when it was windy he may have become trapped in his own blaze.
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up, the judge in the Kobe case says the arrest warrant should be unsealed, the ECHL labor talks reach a standstill, and VMI names a starting QB, but first tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-ATP; :00]


Pete Sampras will officially announce his retirement before being be honored Monday night at the U-S Open. Sampras won the event 5 times, including his last title in 2002. The 31 year old has 14 major championships.
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[S-Kobe]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-159 TC2547]
[GRAPHIC=Kobe Bryant]


A judge has agreed to unseal the arrest warrant in the Kobe Bryant case, but the search warrant and affidavit will remain sealed until the case is decided.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]


The order does not immediately take effect because the attorneys in the case have 10 days to appeal the ruling. Judge Frederick Gannett says that the arrest warrant does not contain anything that would keep Bryant from getting a fair trial.
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[S-ECHL]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-152 TC3402]
[GRAPHIC=ECHL]


A strike in the ECHL is closer to a reality tonight after the player's union voted to strike. The talks between the union and the league's owners are at an impasse after three months of negotiations.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Season; :00]


In trying to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, the union has proposed revenue sharing where a visiting team would get 20 percent of a game's gate. That idea was rejected as was a luxury tax. Still, teams are confident that a deal will get done.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Chris Pollock/Express General Manager; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tony MacAulay/Express Head Coach; :11]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=from the league are positive."]
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Ironically, news of a strike comes on the heels of the Express launching its most aggressive marketing campaign in the history of the club.

[S-VMI]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-158 TC1709]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]


The VMI Keydets have named a starting quarterback for next week's season opener at the Naval Academy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]


This morning Coach Cal McCombs awarded the job to redshirt freshman Jonathan Wilson. Wilson, who will be backed up by Josh Lyles, was the local favorite in the quarterback race, having played at Rockbridge County High School.
He had the chance to sit back and watch record setting QB Joey Gibson a year ago.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Cal McCombs/Keydets Head Coach; :03]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Wilson/Keydets Starting Quarterback; :18]
[RUNS=:32]
[OUT Q=play your game."]
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[anchor=travis]
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And one other note, true freshman Adam Peters from Patrick Henry has earned the Keydets starting punting job.

[S-Tigers]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-156 21:32]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA football]


Big name college football recruits are the norm at Hargrave Military Academy. Today in Chatham, the Tigers met the media, which included our own Steve Mason and photographer Dennis Brown.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Chatham; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cory Holt/Committed to Virginia Tech; :20]
[SUPER=01-Robert Prunty/Hargrave Military Academy Football Coach; :28]
[SUPER=01-Justin Harper/Va. Tech & Wake Forest Recruit; :50]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Keon Lattimore/Committed to Maryland; 1:20]
[SUPER=01-DeCody Fagg/Committed to Florida State; 1:44]
[RUNS=1:57]
[OUT Q=....News 7 sports"]
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[S-Floyd]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=twe]
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[GRAPHIC=Friday Football Extra]


The Friday Football Extra cameras are clearly focused on the Floyd County Buffaloes tonight.
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Coach Winfred Beale welcomes back 11 starters from last year's club, including 7 on defense and four more on offense. The Buffs went 11 and 1 last season, a year after reaching the state championship game.
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And don't forget tomorrow night our 20th anniversary special--- a look back at the last 19 years and a look ahead

to the upcoming season.
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British Open champ Ben Curtis hoped that this week's NEC World Golf Championships wouldn't threaten his weekend wedding plans, but after today's round, the honeymoon might have to wait.
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Curtis tallied 6 birdies today in his home state of Ohio. That's good enough for a share of the lead with Sergio Garcia at 6-under par. Tiger Woods is one shot back after a 65.
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[Watermelon]


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Nothing like a watermelon on a hot summer day-
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and nothing quite like this watermelon.
It weights 200 pounds.
The monster melon is on display at the Minnesota Fair- fair goers even had the chance to try a bite.

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