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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


Some tense moments..a a big rig hangs from a bridge- tonight.
Terrorists may have been targeting a mall.. we'll have details.
Plus a family's fight to keep kids off of 15 seat passenger vans.
And Courtney welcomes Coco.. her new baby. Don't go away.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[VO-NAT]


A tractor trailer hangs from a bridge in the New River Valley as crews work late into the night to free it.
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[Giles-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Crews are still trying to clean up a messy tractor trailer accident in Giles County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.]


State Police say a tractor-trailer crashed on Route 100 and spilled lime all over the road.
Troopers say the rig was crossing the bridge over Walker Creek about 5:30 when it ran off the shoulder and overturned.
The tanker was torn open in the process.
The driver was taken to the hospital but there's no word on his or her condition.
Traffic has been reduced to one lane and Route 100 could be shut down completely as crews try to pull the rig off the bridge.
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[Van-Death]


[ANCHOR=11 PM]
[NEWSCAST=Jean]
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It's been nearly three years since a church van accident killed a Roanoke teenager.
Since that time, her family has been fighting for restrictions on 15 passenger vans. [***JESSIKA'S LAW IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEAn & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now with an update on their efforts. So Justin, how's it going?
Jean, it has been a mixed bag.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


Awareness is up, but legislative action has so far been unsuccessful.
Even so, her family will continue to push Jessika's cause.
[ENG#=4]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=03-Randolph Co., NC/July 2001; :18]
[SUPER=01-Bridgette Helms/Jessika's Aunt; :36]
[SUPER=01-Joe Erndt/Jessika's Father; :55]
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[OUT Q=AS TO THE DANGERS]

((((NAT SOUND OF JOE GOING THROUGH BOOK SAYING "THIS IS UP IN RICHMOND" AT 3:52:12))
Here in this book you'll find everything you need to know about 15 passenger vans.
Joe Erndt began gathering this information after he lost his daughter in a crash nearly three years ago.
[SOT 3:35:28]
[IN Q=It's a day]

((JOE ERNDT/FATHER: IT'S A DAY THAT WAS A DARK DAY FOR US AND ALWAYS WILL BE.)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=ALWAYS WILL BE]


That day is July first, 2001.
A van from Virginia Heights Baptist Church was heading back from a retreat when it overturned near Greensboro.
11 people were injured. 14 year Jessika Lewis later died at the hospital.
Her family has been on a crusade ever since.
[SOT 3:39:17]
[IN Q=People look at us]

((BRIDGET HELMS/JESSIKA'S AUNT: PEOPLE LOOK AT US AS A FAMILY IN PAIN, WHO HAS LOST A CHILD AND WE'RE LASHING OUT. WELL, YES WE ARE EXPERIENCING PAIN ALL OUR EFFORTS ARE BACK BY RESEARCH.)) [Runs11]
[OUT Q=BACK BY RESEARCH]


That research prompted a new warning two weeks ago.
The government points out the vans continue to have high rollover rates.
[SOT 3:36:00]
[IN Q=The main goal]

((JOE ERNDT/FATHER: THE MAIN GOAL THAT WE WANT TO DO IS TO STOP THIS FROM HAPPENING TO ANYBODY ELSE. IT'S AN EXISTING PROBLEM THAT IS GOING TO STAY.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=GOING TO STAY]


As a result, Jesska's family has been trying to ban at the state level the use of 15 passenger vans to transport students.
Legislative efforts however have failed on two occasions.
Her family will continue the fight in Richmond but realizes it may be impossible to get these vans completely off the road.
[SOT 3:40:00]
[IN Q=What our hope is]

((BRIDGET HELMS: WHAT OUR HOPE IS THAT WE WILL GET TO THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM WHICH IS THE MANUFCATURERS AND IT'S LOOKING AS IF THAT MAY BE HAPPENING EVENTUALLY. UNTIL THEN WHAT WE WANT TO IS EDUCATE THE PUBLIC AS TO THE DANGERS.)) [Runs13]
[OUT Q=AS TO THE DANGERS] ))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


Dangers her family fears will go up since the busy summer travel season is getting underway.
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & Justin /BAM;]


Jean, they point out the best way to protect yourself if you're taveling in one of these vans is to wear your seatbelt.

[Smart-Road]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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A project at Blacksburg's Smart Road could eventually make your drive in rainy weather a little easier.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Researchers are trying to develop better pavement markings, so drivers can see when it's raining. Officials have built a series of pipes that hang over a roadway and simulate rain.
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[SOT:1:15:27:00 ]
[IN Q=We're trying]

((RON GIBBONS: WE'RE TRYING TO FIND A BETTER TECHNOLOGY FOR PAVEMENT MARKINGS. THAT WILL GIVE US GREATER VISIBILITY DISTANCE FOR A DRIVER.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Gibbons/Lighting Research Scientist;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=for a driver.]
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[VO-NAT]

The research is funded by the Federal Highway Administration and V-DOT and is expected to take a few more years to complete.
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[Al-Qaeda]


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The latest terror threat was apparently a plan to blow up a shopping mall in Ohio.
The F-B-I says a man living in Ohio was plotting with Al Qaida to blow up a mall, possibley in the Columbus area.


Stacy Case has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Columbus, OH; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Brock/FBI Special Agent in Charge; :25]
[SUPER=01-Mohamed Abdi Karani/Abdi's Brother; :43]
[SUPER=@Ashcroft; 1:08]
[SUPER=@case1; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]
(( POSSIBLY ONE OF SIX IN COLUMBUS, OHIO. A GRAND JURY INDICTED NURADIN ABDI ON FOUR COUNTS --- FOR CONSPIRING WITH

AL QAIDA MEMBERS TO SET OFF A MALL BOMB. KEVIN BROCK/FBI SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE We do not believe there is an immediate threat to shopping malls or other public venues in our area at this time. TRACK: FEDERAL AUTHORITIES SAY ABDI MET WITH IYMAN FARIS TO DISCUSS THE PLOT. FARIS, A FORMER OHIO TRUCK DRIVER HAS ALREADY CONFESSED TO A SEPARATE PLOT TO CUT THE CABLES SUPPORTING THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE. ABDI'S BROTHER CAME TO HIS DEFENSE. MOHAMED ABDI KARANI/ABDI'S BROTHER I think of it as all lies and stuff because it is not something that Nuradin would be capable of doing. Like usually he would be the guy that hates terrorism. BUT ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN ASHCROFT SAYS THE GOVERNMENT HAS PROOF THE SOMALI NATIVE SOUGHT TRAINING IN GUNS, GUERILLA WARFARE AND BOMBS AT A TERRORIST BOOT CAMP IN ETHIOPIA IN 1999. THE A-G USED THE OPPORTUNITY TO WARN AL QAIDA IS DETERMINED TO STRIKE HERE AGAIN. JOHN ASHCROFT/ATTORNEY GENERAL current credible intelligence indicates that al qaeda wants to hit the us and hit the us hard. STACY CASE/REPORTING: ABDI HAS BEEN IN CUSTODY ON SEPARATE IMMIGRATION VIOLATIONS SINCE NOVEMBER. FEDERAL AUTHORITIES SAY THE 32 YEAR OLD H
AD NO EXPLOSIVES--- BUT THEY CONTEND HE HAD THE WILL. HE FACES UP TO 30 YEARS IN PRISON IF CONVICTED. STACY CASE CBS

NEWS WASHINGTON.))


[Hostage]


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The U-S government is warning Americans to leave Saudi Arabia.
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[VO-NAT]

Paul Johnson, an American engineer, is the latest victim in a series of increased terrorist activity in the area. He remains missing after being kidnapped by a group linked to al-Qaeda last Saturday. Johnson's captors posted his picture on an Islamist website with a message threatening him with the type of abuse suffered by prisoners in Abu Graib. Although the prince of Saudi Arabia has called for a massive crackdown on terrorism, this does little to soothe Johnson's family.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=He doesn't deserve this]

((PAUL JOHNSON III/SON OF KIDNAPPED AMERICAN; HE DOESN'T DESERVE THIS. AND I PLEAD WITH YALL TO PLEASE LET MY FATHER GO. HE DON'T DESERVE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Johnson, III/Son of Kidnapped American;]
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[OUT Q= don't deserve it.]
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[VO-NAT]

There were 35-thousand Americans in Saudi Arabia.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Iraq-Blast]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


and another violent day in Iraq today- A suicide bomber smashed a three car convoy of Western contractors in Baghdad.

At least 13 people are dead- including three General Electric Workers and two bodyguards.
One American, One Brit and one Frenchmen are among the dead.
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[Injured-Soldier]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=myr]
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A local soldier who fell more than 20-feet from a watchtower last week in Kuwait is expected to recover.
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[VO-NAT]

Army private DeWayne Beckner of Cloverdale was climbing the tower Thursday to relieve another soldier, when an explosion went off, forcing him to lose his balance. The 21-year-old was taken to a military hospital, where he's expected to recover from head injuries.
[SUPER=03-Cloverdale;]

His parents, Allan and Susan Beckner, say they're just glad the situation wasn't worse.
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[SOT 5:37]
[IN Q=i'm a little]

((ALLEN BECKNER/SON INJURED IN KUWAIT: I'M A LITTLE SHAKEN UP I LOVE MY SON JUST HOPE HE IMPROVES SO HE CAN COME BACK HOME.))
[SUPER=01-Allen Beckner/Son Injured in Kuwait;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=come back home]
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[VO-NAT]

Beckner was deployed to Camp Udairi (yoo-Dare-ee), Kuwait in January. His family says after he's released from the hospital, he will most likely be transferred back to Germany, his home base.
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[Tease1]
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Some say tougher standards are punishing Virginia's children.
The latest debate over the Standards of Learning when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]

And the Supreme Court rules on the Pledge of Allegiance, leaving almost no one pleased. More on that when News 7 returns.
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[Sports-preview]


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[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=in sports."]


[SOLs-Graduate]

(MINI OPEN)



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Virginia's graduation requirements are higher and now so is the school dropout rate.
One group says there's a connection.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


JustChildren, a child advocacy group, says thousands of students will not receive their diplomas this month.
They say the S-O-L requirements and a disparity in school funding are to blame.
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[SOT 10:53:47]
[IN Q=ONE OUT OF EVERY FOUR]

((STONEWALL ODOM/SUPPORTS SUSPENDING SOL REQUIREMENTS: ONE OUT OF EVERY FOUR SCHOOLS IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA ARE UNACCREDITED. WE'RE PUNISHING STUDENTS, ASKING THEM TO PERFORM PRIOR TO ASKING THE SCHOOLS TO PERFORM.))
[SUPER=01-Stonewall Odom/Supports Suspending SOL Requirements; :]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=PRIOR TO ASKING THE SCHOOLS TO PERFORM.]
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[VO-NAT]


But supporters of the S-O-L program defend the higher diploma standards.
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[SOT 15:16:45]
[IN Q=IT'S EASY TO BLAME THE SCHOOLS]

((STEVE HANER/VA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: ITS EASY TO BLAME THE SCHOOLS FOR THIS BUT TO SOME EXTENT AT SOME POINT THE RESPONSIBILITY HAS GOT TO BE WITH THE PARENTS AND STUDENTS TO DO THE WORK.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Haner/Virginia Chamber of Commerce; :]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=PARENTS AND STUDENTS TO DO THE WORK.]
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[VO-NAT]


JustChildren is asking Governor Warner to study the impact of S-O-L testing on Virginia's graduation rates.
State officials say a study is already in the works.
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[Pledge]


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The pledge of allegiance, and the phrase "one nation, under God" were preserved today in court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Elk Grove, CA;]

California atheist Michael Newdow tried to sue the California school district saying his nine year old daughter should not be subjected to religion in public school. Today, the justices said Newdow lacked the legal authority to sue on his daughter's behalf because he is not the child's legal guardian.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=the pledge is still unconstitutional;]

((MICHAEL NEWDOW/PLAINTIFF THE PLEDGE IS STILL UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND IT WILL BE RULED SO EVENTUALLY.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Newdow/Plaintiff;]
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[OUT Q=it will be ruled so eventually;]
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[VO-NAT]

A spokesperson for the California school district said that while the group would have prefered the court ruled on merits, it was pleased with today's outcome.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we are grateful that our students;]

((DAVE GORDON/ELK GROVE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT; WE ARE GRATEFUL THAT OUR STUDENTS AND STUDENTS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY WILL BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO RECITE THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WITH THE WORDS "UNDER GOD" AS HAS BEEN THE LAW OF OUR LAND FOR 50 YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Gordon/Elk Grove Unified School District;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=law of our land for 50 years.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Supreme Court has ruled previously that children are not REQUIRED to say the pledge of allegieance in school.
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[Amherst-Robbery]


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Amherst County authorities want your help tracking down the woman who robbed a bank in Madison Heights last week.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co./Friday]


The suspect held up the B-B-and-T in Amelon Square late Friday afternoon.
She escaped with some cash and is still on the run.
Police have released this photo of the suspect from bank surveillance cameras.. she's a black female, about 5-foot-3, heavy build and in her 40's.
She also has a noticeable scar on her left forearm.
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[SOT 8:18:27]
[IN Q=Right now we're]

((INVEST. LINDY INGE/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: RIGHT NOW WE'RE JUST ABLE TO GET PICTURES AND PUT THEM OUT TO THE PUBLIC. WE HAVE GOTTEN A FEW CALLS, BUT RIGHT NOW WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING THAT WE CAN SINK OUR TEETH INTO.))
[SUPER=01-Invest. Lindy Inge/Amherst Co. Sheriff's Office]
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[OUT Q=sink our teeth into.]
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[VO-NAT]


Anyone with information about the crime should call the Amherst County sheriff's office.
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[Richardson]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-11 TC1:39:25]
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Former Bedford County supervisor Kirby Richardson CAN go home if he gets too sick in jail.. but he eventually still must serve his entire 30-day sentence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Month]


Richardson was sentenced last month for forging public documents.
His attorney says Richardson suffers from diabetes and high blood pressure and being in jail has made those conditions worse.
Richardson was granted a five-day furlough last week but was due back in jail today.
Judge J. Samuel Johnston ruled today that Richardson can have other furloughs if they're medically necessary, but he still has to serve his full sentence.
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[Teenage-Mothers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=dse]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A new ad campaign against teen pregnancy ISN'T being directed at teens. The Virginia Department of Health campaign is designed to discourage older men from having sex with underage girls. Messages will be placed on billboards, posters, and drink coasters in Roanoke, northern Virginia and Richmond. Health department officials say that men over 21 are three times more likely than junior high boys to father children with junior high girls.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=V10]

A satellite company breaks the ten million customer mark... and celebrates by giving its local employees a break.
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[VO-NAT]

And one shirt may not look cool, but there's no denying it KEEPS you cool. More on that when News 7 returns.
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[Commercial]

[Dish-Network]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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[TAPE#=04-09 TC2:02:59]
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A Christiansburg Company is having a good month. First, more jobs and now a major milestone.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

EchoStar Dish Network has just signed its 10-millionth customer. The Satellite Television provider opened an office in the New River Valley four years ago. Company officials say the work ethic at the local office has been a big reason for the growth.
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[SOT:9:17:00]
[IN Q=Our employees]

((LORIE DEAL: OUR EMPLOYEES HERE ARE REALLY TAKING THOSE TECHNICAL SUPPORT CALLS. SO WE'RE REALLY KEEPING THE CUSTOMERS
WE HAVE SO TO GET TO 10 MILLION WE HAVE TO KEEP WHO WE HAVE RIGHT? SO OUR CSR'S ARE WORKING HARD TO DO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Lorie Deal/EchoStar Director of Operations;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=hard to do that.]
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[VO-NAT]

Echostar celebrated the milestone with a barbecue and by giving employees an extra day of paid vacation and free Dish Network services. Echostar is trying to hire another 300 people by the end of the year.
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[Cox-Baby]


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Actress Courtney Cox is not just a friend.. she's a mom.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Friends actress Cox gave birth to a baby girl over the weekend- naming the child Coco.
A spokeswoman says mom and baby are happy and healthy.
The Friends Star and her husband Actor David Arquette struggled for years to have a baby.
The Actress turns 40 tomorrow.
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[S-Extra]


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Major League Baseball, a Uva baseball player is up for a national award, words from Bobby Labonte and Jeff Burton, but first our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Auburn Hills, MI/ABC;]


There won't be any charges filed in the confrontation between Los Angeles Lakers forward Karl Malone and a fan at The Palace of Auburn Hills before Game Three of the N-B-A Finals. The Oakland County prosecutor says it was a minor incident, and that the fan had broken laws by buying scalped tickets and going onto the court.
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[go to scores]
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[OUTCUE=last score."]

[GO TO BREAK]
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[S-MLB]


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There was one matinee major league baseball game today which matched Cleveland and Baltimore.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/Orioles vs. Indians; :00]


But it was not much of a game as the Indians spanked the Birds 14-nothing. A total of eight Indians players added runs to the scoreboard. Casey Blake started things off for Cleveland with an RBI in the second.
The Indians then ran away with it in the third inning with seven runs and six more runs in the fifth.
[SUPER=35-Cleveland/14/Baltimore/0;]John McDonald totaled four hits, two runs, and one RBI. Jake Westbrook pitched

his first shutout in the majors with only four hits. He is now 6-and-2.
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[S-Majors]


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[ENG#=2]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT ]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/ESPN;]


The Houston Astros played host to the Chicago Cubs and put their main weapon on the mound in Roger Clemens, but the
Rocket would suffer his first loss of the season thanks to four Chicago Cubs' home runs. Todd Walker [SUPER=35-Chicago

/7/Houston/2;]accounted for two of those as the Cubs drop the Rocket to 9-and-1 in the season with the 7-to-2 win. Moises Alou and Aramis Ramirez accounted for the other home runs for Chicago.
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[S-Joe]


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[TAPE#=SP_173 39:20]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]
[ENG#=3]


UVA senior Joe Koshansky is in contention for the Dick Howser Trophy, an award given to the best player in college baseball. The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced the ten finalists today.
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[VO-NAT]

Koshansky helped lead the Cavaliers to 44 victories this season while contributing as first baseman and pitcher. Among many accomplishments this year, Koshansky was named ACC player of the year. He was taken by the Rockies in the 6th round of the major league draft last week. As for the Dick Howser Trophy, the winner will be announced this Friday.
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[S-NASCAR]


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[GRAPHIC=nascar nextel cup]
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14 of 36 Nextel Cup races are in the books. The top 10 drivers and any other driver with in 400 points of the number one spot qualify for the 10 race shootout that decides the points championship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00]


One driver no doubt in contention is Bobby Labonte. He is sixth in the points race with no wins but five top five finishes.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Labonte/6th in Points Race; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=.....stay on top of that"]
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-Long Pond, PA/Sunday;]


NASCAR has penalized Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick for their exchange of heavy bumping incidents at the Pocono 500 yesterday. NASCAR president Mike Helton says the extent of the penalties should be decided on later this week.
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[S-Skins]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-182 7:48]
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Golfers from all over the valley teamed up to raised 10 thousand dollars for the National Kidney Foundation of the Virginias today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The seventh annual Kidney Foundation event was held at the Roanoke Country Club and the committee works hard to raise funding.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Paige Thomas/Kidney Foundation Golf Organizer; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=...of the virginias"]
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[VO-NAT]


One major way the committee raises money for kidney research and funding is the skins game. Ashley Plantation pro Chip Sullivan competed as he prepares for a major PGA event.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Chip Sullivan/Skins Game Competitor; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=....things of that nature"]
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[S-Book]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-168 12022tc]
[GRAPHIC=US OPEN GOLF]
[ENG#=3]


The U.S. Open tees off Thursday at the Shinnecock Hills golf club in Southampton, New York. In 2005, the event return to Pinehurst. Mike Stevens has the story of a local author who has written a book about the legendary course.
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[SUPER=03-Pinehurst, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Hartman/Author of "Tales From Pinehurst"; :14]
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[SUPER=04-1999 U. S. Open; 1:05]
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(( They've been hitting tee shots at Pinehurst for more than 100 years, and now a Roanoke author has taken a whack at scoring an ace with a new book on of the south's golfing Mecca's. ((BOB HARTMAN:)) The Michigan native, who is a former sports information director at Roanoke College and former owner of Heartland Bread has always been fascinated by Pinehurst's tradition. ((BOB HARTMAN:)) In 1999 - Pinehurst served as the backdrop for one of the greatest finishes in golf history - Payne Stewart's birdie on the final hole to beat Phil Mickelson. Now the open is coming back to this course in record time. ((BOB HARTMAN:)) The book is available locally at Barnes and Noble, Rams Head and on the web at Amazon dot com. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))
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If you can't sit by the air conditioning on a day like today.. why not take it with you?
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That's the idea behind a new air conditioned shirt developed in Japan.
The new shirts and jackets are equipped with built in fans to keep the wearer cool.
By putting large amounts of air between the body and the garment- the body stays cool and it controls perspiration.
The fans create wind which puffs the clothes out and enable people to stay cool for nearly ten hours.
There is one complaints for this 90 dollar shirt- as one woman said it makes her look fat. (------------)