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Coming up on News 7-
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The issue of race pushes some buttons during a Democratic presidential debate in Iowa. Some relatives of the World Trade Center attack victims aren't too happy about the memorial's design. And two Radford publishers are smiling more these days, thanks to the king of pop.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]

News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]

Eight of the democratic hopefuls for president square off against each other in Iowa, just a little more than a week before the caucus that could make or break multiple campaigns.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Democratic-Debate]


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One of the most memorable moments of the debate came when reverand Al Sharpton attacked Governor Howard Dean for not having any minorities in his cabinet as governor. The issue over civil rights was a hot button that had at least one candidate on the defense. Jennifer Miller has more.
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[SUPER=03-Des Moines, IA; ]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Kucinich/(D) Candidate for President; ]
[SUPER=01-John Edwards/(D) Candidate for President; ]
[SUPER=01-John Kerry/(D) Candidate for President; ]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/CBS News;]
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[OUT Q=STD]

((CANDIDATES CAME TO THE DEBATE HOPING TO GAIN OR AT LEAST MAINTAIN SUPPORTERS. POLLS SHOW GOVERNOR HOWARD DEAN AND CONGRESSMAN RICHARD GEPHARDT FIGHTING FOR FIRST ... SENATORS JOHN KERRY AND JOHN EDWARDS BATTLING FOR THIRD. BUT RATHER THAN TAKING SHOTS AT EACH OTHER THEY FIRST AIMED AT PRESIDENT BUSH.
SOT DENNIS KUCINICH

"Wondering why the president is going to moon and to Mars. Maybe he's looking for the weapons of mass destruction." NEXT CAME DEAN. WHEN ASKED ABOUT HIS PAST CRITICISM OF THE IOWA CAUCUSES HE DISMISSED THE QUESTION ... THEN REVERAND AL SHARPTON LAID INTO HIM ON ISSUES OF RACE.
(AL SHARPTON/HOWARD DEAN EXCHANGE)

IN BETWEEN ATTACKS, THE CANDIDATES TRIED TO MAKE THEIR CASE. EDWARDS NEARLY JUMPED OUT OF HIS SUIT TO DEFEND HIS RECORD.
SOT JOHN EDWARDS

GEPHARDT FOUGHT FOR THE WORKING CLASS.
SOT RICHARD GEPHARDT

We've let our international trade policy to be written by corporations who want cheap labor ..
AND KERRY DEFENDED HIS VOTE SUPPORTING THE IRAQ WAR RESOLUTION. SOT JOHN KERRY

SENATOR JOE LIEBERMAN --NOT ACTIVELY CAMPAIGNING IN IOWA-- ALSO PARTICIPATED. IT WAS THE LAST DEBATE BEFORE CAUCUS NIGHT. AND ALTHOUGH THE RACE IS TIGHT, THERE IS ROOM TO MOVE. ONE POLL SHOWS FOUR OUT OF TEN CAUCUS GOERS WILLING TO SWITCH CANDIDATES. THE ONE CANDIDATE WHO DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE DEBATE IS ALSO ONE OF THE BIGGEST WILD CARDS. WESLEY CLARK ... STAYED ON THE NEW HAMPSHIRE CAMPAIGN TRAIL ... WHERE POLLS SHOW HIM AS DEAN'S BIGGEST CHALLENGER.))

[Clark-Rally]


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Virginia's Presidential primary next month could play a key role in deciding who will oppose President Bush in November.
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Former 5th district Congressman L-F Payne visited Roanoke today to meet with supporters of Democratic presidential candidate General Wesley Clark. Payne says Southwest Virginia voters can probably relate most to Clark, because of his rural upbringing and military background. Clark served in the Army for 38-years, where he became a four-star general. Payne says it's leadership like that which this country needs.
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[IN Q=I think people]

((I THINK PEOPLE WHEN THEY CHOOSE THEIR PRESIDENT, ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO COULD BE COMMANDER AND CHIEF BECAUSE THAT'S THE PERSON THAT THEY FEEL CAN KEEP THEM AND THEIR FAMILY SAFE AS WE DEAL WITH TERRORISM AND THE OTHER CHALLENGES THAT WE'RE CURRENTLY DEALING WITH, AND I CAN'T THINK OF ANYONE BETTER QUALIFIED TO BE COMMANDER AND CHIEF THAN WESLEY CLARK.))
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According to recent polls, Clark places second in the Democratic running for president, behind Howard Dean. Payne says Virginia will play a key role in changing that.
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The Clark campaign will open five campaign offices across the Commonwealth this week, including one in Roanoke.



[Chemical-Weapons]


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Officials in Denmark say their troops have found at least 50 mortar shells buried in southern Iraq that could be chemical weapons.
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[SUPER=03-Near Amara, Iraq;]

Initial tests indicate blister gas could be inside the shells. They have been buried for at least ten years.
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[IN Q=IT'S A GRENADE TO HEAVY ]

((COL. HENRIK FRIIS/DANISH ARMY -- IT'S A GRENADE TO HEAVY MORTAR, THAT'S 120 MILLIMETRES MORTAR GRENADE. WE'VE FOUND JUST ABOUT 50 OUT THERE AND WE ESTIMATE THERE IS SOMETHING BETWEEN 100 TO 200 MORTAR ROUNDS IN ALL. ))
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[OUT Q=ROUND IN ALL]
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[VO-NAT]

Additional tests will take two more days. The shells were concealed in road construction near the Iranian border. The gas can kill if it enters the lungs, but is mainly used to weaken infantry by causing painful blisters. A U-S general says the shells were likely left over from the Iraq-Iran war in the early 80's.
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[Mesaba-Agreement]


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Mesaba Airlines has reached a tentative contract agreement with its pilots heading off a strike that could have driven the regional carrier out of business.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

The agreement came early today. More than 70 scheduled flights Sunday had already been canceled but Mesaba says hundreds of other fights should now take off as planned. Talks continued past a Friday night strike deadline. Terms of the contract are not being released until the pilots can officially vote on the agreement. That could come as early as this week. Mesaba operates as a Northwest Airlink, and serves about 30 states including Virginia.
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[Radford-Publishers]


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A Radford publishing company is learning that a lot can happen in a year. Jennifer Wishon introduces us to Branch and Vine Publishers-- a company on the eve of something big.
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[SUPER=01-Jamie Armentrout/Branch and Vine; :11]
[SUPER=01-Steven Macon/Branch and Vine; :47]
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((((NATS OF JAMIE AND STEVEN TALKING)) Published authors Jamie Armentrout and Steven Macon met by chance at a book signing about three years ago, and soon learned they had much in common.
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[IN Q=We both got our]

((JAMIE: WE BOTH GOT OUR FIRST BOOKS PUBLISHED ABOUT THE SAME TIME BY DIFFERENT PUBLISHERS AND WE MET AT THE SAME BOOK SIGNINGS. AND WE STARTING TALKING AND HAD RUN INTO SOME OF THE SIMILAR PROBLEMS OTHER FIRST TIME AUTHORS HAD.))
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The biggest challenge was marketing. So they decided to do something about it.
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[IN Q=We started a small]

((JAMIE: WE STARTED A SMALL BULLETIN. WE ADVERTISED OUR WORKS AND SOME OTHER PEOPLE'S WORKS HOPING TO GENERATE SOME... BEGAN TO EVOLVE INTO A QUARTERLY MAGAZINE.))
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[OUT Q=a quarterly magazine]

The magazine taught the pair how to publish books and in the midst of their project Branch and Vine Publishers was born.
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[IN Q=Branch and Vine is a]

((STEVEN: BRANCH AND VINE IS A COMPANY DEBRA, MY WIFE, AND I STARTED BACK IN 1995 IN FLORIDA. WE WANTED TO HELP A COUPLE LOCAL AUTHORS GET PUBLISHED.))
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A goal they accomplished, but decided to shut the company down when they moved to Virginia until Macon and Armentrout revived it one year ago.
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[SOT 7:47:41]
[IN Q=Redemption is Branch and]

((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: REDEMPTION IS BRANCH AND VINE'S NEWEST BOOK SET TO BE RELEASED LATER THIS MONTH. IT DETAILS THE DETAILS THE CHILD MOLESTATION CHARGES AGAINST MICHAEL JACKSON ABOUT TEN YEARS AGO. ABOUT HALF WAY THROUGH THE EDITING PROCESS OF THIS BOOK NEW CHARGES AGAINST JACKSON SURFACED AND IT WASN'T LONG AFTER THAT THAT THE WHOLE WORLD BECAME INTERESTED IN REDEMPTION.))
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[BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT]

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((STEVEN: WE SAID WE NEED TO LET THE WORLD KNOW WE HAVE A BOOK, BECAUSE WE FIGURED WE NEED TO GET A JUMP ON EVERYBODY ELSE AND FROM THERE IT'S JUST BEEN A SNOW BALL THAT KEEPS GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER.))
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Redemption is written by first time author Geraldine Hughes-- legal secretary of Barry Rothman, who represented the case against Michael Jackson in 1993. So far the book has received both national and international attention- there's even talk of possible movie deals.
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[IN Q=Got the manuscript, read the]

((JAMIE: GOT THE MANUSCRIPT, READ THE MANUSCRIPT AND WERE JUST FLOORED BY WHAT WAS IN IT AND SAID THIS HAS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF MARKETING POTENTIAL.))
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Redemption goes on sale January 31st. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Radford.))

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Still to come on the newscast, our viewers chime in with their comments on what made headlines this past week...
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[VO-NAT]

and rainy weather puts a damper on folks who wanted to visit the parkway last year, but just how many people stayed away?
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, JR and JJ butt heads in Charlottesville. The Pack packs it in in Philly, while the Colts buck their way into the AFC Championship. Plus, testing 1-2-3 as the trucks hit the track at the World Center of Racing. All that and more on the way in sports.))

[Warner-Taxes]


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Governor Mark Warner says the chances are good the General Assembly will tackle tax restructuring this session.
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[SUPER=03-Galax/Last Week; ]


Warner's been touting his plan for reforming the tax code for the last 5-weeks.
During a meeting in Galax last week Warner told News 7 the Senate may even pass a more aggressive plan.
Warner says its going to be a difficult battle in the House, but Delegates have been telling him the state needs to come up with more money from somewhere.
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[SUPER=01-Governor Mark Warner/(D) Virginia]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: CHANCES ARE VERY HIGH THAT SOMETHING'S GONNA HAPPEN. EVEN THE MOST HARD CORE ANTI-TAX DELEGATES ARE TALKING ABOUT AT LEAST A GAS TAX AND CIGARETTE TAX. SO I THINK THERE'S REAL GROWING CONSENSUS. IT'S GONNA BE A WILD COUPLE OF MONTHS.))
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[OUT Q=couple of months.]
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The General Assembly convenes Wednesday.
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[Parkway-Visits]


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The number of visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway dropped dramatically this past year.
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Parkway officials say they recorded about six-point-six million visits on Virginia's stretch of the road in 2003. That is down 20 percent from the year before. They add that a year of abnormally wet weather precipitated the decline, as 2003 was one of the wettest years on record. North Carolina saw a similar decline in visits to its section of the road.
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[Safety-Corridor]


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Starting Tuesday you may notice something different on I-81.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Thursday;]

The stretch between Ironto and Salem has become Virginia's first Safety Corridor. It's the result of a state law that directed the DMV, V-Dot and State Police to work together to improve highway safety. State Police will be using aerial speed enforcement, VASCAR and motorcycle patrols-- something new to this area.
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[SOT 09:06:23]
[IN Q=They're much more]

((TOM FOSTER/STATE POLICE: THEY'RE MUCH MORE INCONSPICUOUS THAN A MARKED PATROL VEHICLE AND THEY SEEM TO BE A VERY AFFECTIVE TOOL. DUE TO THEIR MANEUVERABILITY THEY CAN WORK RADAR IN AREAS WHERE TRADITIONAL PATROL CARS COULD NOT SO WE THINK THAT THROUGH THIS ENFORCEMENT WE CAN MAKE THAT SECTION OF 81 A SAFER PLACE.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Tom Foster/State Police]
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[OUT Q=a safer place]
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The stretch between Ironto and Salem only makes up about five percent of the highway, but more than 12 percent of all accidents on 81 occur there.
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[Feedback]


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New laws for truckers, and a new owner for a methadone clinic brought comments from our viewers last week.
Here's News-7's Feedback, with assignment editor Joe McKean.
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((Aross the country, long-distance truckers have new regulations to follow regarding how long they can drive without taking a break. A viewer from Galax (Lisa Tolbert) wrote to say that truckers have a hard time finding places to pull over in Virginia. "No one has taken into consideration about the limited and I do mean limited parking for 18 wheelers The worst state is Virginia cause of the 2 hour limit in rest areas for 18 wheelers but for 4 wheelers there is no limit. The cars you see in the rest area are out vacationing, staying in motel rooms. You have a minimum of 50 parking spaces for cars as to where you only got 10 for trucks. Where can you park (without getting a ticket) to sleep?"
A story we did on the ownership change related to the proposed methadone clinic in Roanoke referred to "the black community", as did part of our interview with a leading clinic opponent, Jeff Artis.
A viewer from Lexington (Ken Falk) objects to that characterization.
"In my opinion, it is racist to refer to a group or area as "black", and perhaps it's illegal (although I notice that most TV newscasts make a point of referring to "black" vs "white"). The TV media would do well to set the right example. It is your responsibility to your public."
Your views on our news coverage are always welcome. Here's how to get them to us, by mail...fax...or email.
Joe McKean, News-7.))



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Up next on the newscast, a pair of Roanoke teens are credited with quick thinking in emergencies.
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and also, the "Y" in Salem hopes to make a splash with its newest addition.
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[Anti-Memorial]


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Relatives of September Eleventh heroes were protesting the new World Trade Center Memorial design in lower Manhattan today.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

Rescue workers along with relatives want each group of responders to be listed together and their actions acknowledged on the memorial.
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((ENOUGH IS ENOUGH WITH GOVERNOR PATAKI. WE HAVE BEEN BEGGING HIM FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS TO COME OUT AND SAY THAT THE MEMORIAL TO BE ERECTED HERE AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER WHEN THEY LIST ALL THOSE BEAUTIFUL PRECIOUS SOULS THAT WERE KILLED THERE THAT DAY THAT THEY WOULD KEEP THE FIREFIGHTERS TOGETHER, THEY WILL KEEP THE NYPD TOGETHER, THEY WILL KEEP THE PORT AUTHORITY POLICE TOGETHER, THEY WILL KEEP THE EMTS TOGETHER, THEY WILL KEEP THE COURT OFFICERS TOGETHER WITH A SIMPLE RECOGNITION OF THEIR ACTS OF BRAVERY THAT DAY.))
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The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation is the agency in charge of rebuilding the trade center site.
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[YMCA-Splash]


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The YMCA in Salem opened with a splash today.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]

More than a hundred people attended the event. The new facility houses a warm- water family pool, sauna and locker rooms. There's also a new cold- water pool for competing. Director Mike Van Haelewyn (Hal-uh- Win) was thrown in to celebrate the occasion. He hopes everyone in the community will come out and join.
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[IN Q=The Y is a great]

((MIKE VAN HAELEWYN: THE Y IS A GREAT PLACE TO COME BECAUSE IT'S OPEN AND AVAILABLE TO ANYONE. NO MATTER WHAT THEIR FINANCIAL SITUATION, NO MATTER WHAT YOUR SOCIO- ECONOMIC BACKGROUND IS, YMCA'S ARE AVAILABLE WE DO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR MEMBERSHIP AND PROGRAMMING SO THERE'S NO REASON WHY A PERSON COULDN'T BECOME A YMCA MEMBER.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Van Haelewyn/Salem Branch Director;]
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The second phase of renovations will include a nursery, teen center and exercise studio. That's expected to be completed in August.
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[Seizure-Rescue]


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A Roanoke County mother says her daughter saved her life.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Brooke Bradshaw's mother Angela Corkery drives her to school every morning. Tuesday of last week was no exception until Brooke's mother suffered a seizure while driving through an intersection.


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[SOT 15:32:19]
[IN Q=Her hand kind of fell]

((BROOKE BRADSHAW: HER HAND KIND OF FELL ON THE STEERING WHEEL AND WE KIND OF STARTED TURNING LEFT. I DIDN'T REALLY KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING BUT I JUST JERKED THE STEERING WHEEL LEFT AND WE JUST WENT UP A ROAD AND I TRIED TO STOP THE CAR.))
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[OUT Q=to stop the car]
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[VO-NAT]

Brooke had to turn across two lanes of oncoming traffic at this intersection on Route 460. She then used her hand to apply the brake while her mother's foot was still on the gas pedal. Bystanders called 911. That was Corkery's second seizure. The first happened while volunteering at a school picnic for her son Peyton.
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[SOT 15:39:16]
[IN Q=What happened was she]

((PEYTON BRADSHAW: WHAT HAPPENED WAS SHE JUST STARTED SHAKING AND TURNING BLUE AND HER EYES ROLLED BACK IN HER HEAD. I CAUGHT HER SO SHE DIDN'T HIT THE GROUND AND I SCREAMED FOR HELP.))
[SUPER=01-Peyton Bradshaw/Saved Mother;]
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[OUT Q=screamed for help]
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[VO-NAT]

While he screamed, Peyton held his mother's head to keep her from repeatedly hitting it on the concrete. Corkery says she doesn't like to think of what may have happened if her children hadn't been there to help.
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up, JJ breaks a record in Duke's win over UVA, and then there were four in the NFL, and truck testing from Daytona, but first tonight's extra point,
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[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]


Baseball's hot stove season is still cooking. Today, Montreal's Vladimir Guerrero agreed to a five year deal with the Angels. Vladi is a career .323 hitter averaging 37 homers a season over the past six years. The deal is said to be worth about 70 million dollars for the four time all-star outfielder.
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[S-UVA]


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JJ Redick broke Jeff Lamp's streak of consecutive free throws made tonight at Virginia and now has 50 in a row. His Blue Devils also beat the Cavs for the 17th time in the last 19 meetings between the two.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Fox Sports Net; :00]


Virginia trailed by 8 at the break, and Elton Brown tried to get the Hoos back in it with 2 of his 13 points. Devin Smith connected on 5 treys tonight and finished with 19.
But the Devils put this one away in the second half. Shelden Williams scored 17 of his 21 points in the final 20 minutes. He was a man among boys down low.
[SUPER=33-Duke #2/93/Virginia/71/;]

Redick tossed in 14 points including this bomb from the top and had some words for fellow Roanoker JR Reynolds as Duke rolled to the 93-71 win.
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[S-Dazzle]


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The Roanoke Dazzle is still near the top of the NBDL standings holding strong with an 8 and 5 record on the season entering Tuesday's home contest with Columbus.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Roanoke is scoring 99 points a game with one of the league's top offenses. On the other hand, Dazzle opponents are scoring over 97 points each time out against Roanoke, tied with two other NBDL teams for the most points given up per game.
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[OUT Q=...bright for this team"]
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[S-Packers]


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The magic finally ran out on Brett Favre and the Packers today in the city of brotherly love. The Eagles took out the Pack in overtime to advance to the NFC title game for the third straight year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Fox Sports; :00]


Favre came out with guns blazin in this one though. Two first half TD passes staked Green Bay to a 14-7 halftime lead over the Eagles.
But in the fourth quarter, Donovan Mcnabb scrambled and finally hooked up with Todd Pinkston for a 12 yard touchdown pass tying things up at 14.
It was 17-14 Packers until David Akers booted this 37 yard field goal to force the OT.
In the extra session, on Green Bay's first play from scrimmage Favre heaves it up, but no one was home as Brian Dawkins made the pick and put Philly in business.
[SUPER=30-Green Bay/17/Philadelphia/20/;]

That led to another Akers kick, this one from 31 yards out was the game winner for the Eagles 20 to 17.
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[SUPER=01-Mike Sherman/Packers Head Coach; :13]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=we didn't capitalize on."]
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[S-Colts]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-165 TC3829]
[GRAPHIC=Colts/Chiefs]
[ENG#=1]


In the AFC, the Colts will travel to New England next week after holding off Kansas City by a touchdown this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kansas City, MO/Colts vs. Chiefs; :00]


Peyton Manning was his normal self throwing for 304 yards and 3 scores including this 29 yarder to Brandon Stokely to put the Colts on the board.
It was 21-10 Indy at the half, but All-Pro Priest Holmes got one of his two rushing TD's early in the third quarter bringing the Chiefs to within 24-17.
Manning then calmly found Reggie Wayne in the endzone for 6 more though to give the Colts some breathing room.
KC's Dante Hall then took the ensuing kickoff and did what he does best. Hall found a seam down the middle of the field and then popped it to the outside on his way to a 92 yard kickoff return for a
[SUPER=30-Indianapolis/38/Kansas City/31/;]

touchdown, but it wasn't enough as the Colts survived 38 to 31 to advance.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Peyton Manning/3 TD Passes vs. KC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dick Vermeil/Chiefs Head Coach; :21]
[RUNS=:35]
[OUT Q=do it any better."]
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[S-Trucks]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-161]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]
[ENG#=2]


We finish up on the track where the trucks of Roush teammates Carl Edwards and Jon Wood have been strong in the three day test session that wrapped up today in Daytona.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona, FL; :00]


This season also marks a foreign invasion for the Craftsman Truck Series as Toyota joins the racing game. The manufacturer has a stable of drivers that includes the defending series champ Travis Kvapil and inaugural truck champ Mike Skinner. But the strongest Toyota was just 17th fastest in testing.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mike Skinner/Inaugural Truck Series Champ; :03]
[SUPER=01-Travis Kvapil/Defending Series Champ; :19]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=to be successful."]
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[Peoples-Choice]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]

The stars shined tonight in Pasedena, California for the 30th annual People's Choice awards.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pasadena, CA;]

Some of tonight biggest winners included "Everybody Loves Raymond's" Ray Romano for best male performer, Mel Gibson for favorite actor and Oprah Winfrey for favorite talk show host. Faith Hill and Beyonce' tied for best female musical performer. (------------) And Survivor Pearl Islands outplayed all others for favorite reality show.