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((I'M JOHN KERRY AND I'M HERE TO REPORT FOR DUTY. CHEERS.))
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John Kerry tonight accepts the Democratic Nomination for President.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
John Kerry talked the economy, the war and healthcare...
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Stacy Case is live at the Fleet Center where Kerry wrapped up his speech just moments ago.
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Earlier in the evening Virginia governor Mark Warner took center stage... even if it was for just five minutes.
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The theme for the Governor's speech was evident from the start.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: I WANT TO ANSWER THE QUESTION THAT A LOT OF YOU ALL HAVE BEEN ASKING ME ALL THIS WEEK. YES JOHN KERRY CAN WIN IN VIRGINIA.))
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Warner said he proved the pundits wrong in 2001 by being elected the governor of traditionally republican state, and John Kerry will do the same.
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Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani says the GOP convention next month will set the record straight.
He says John Kerry and John Edwards have lied about their records- hiding the fact that they're some of the most liberal voting members of the Senate.
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He says Kerry at first voted for the war in Iraq and then voted against funding for it.
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((RUDY GIULIANI/FORMER NEW YORK MAYOR: THEY HAVE TO RUN AWAY. WE DON'T HAVE TO RUN AWAY. WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO CHANGED OUR POLICY OF OUR GOVERNMENT AND STOOD UP TO TERRORISM AND DECIDED AFTER WE WERE HORRIBLY VICIOUSLY ATTACKED THAT WE WERE GOING TO HAVE TO GO ON OFFENSE WHEN IT'S BEEN UNPOPULAR HE'S DONE IT BECAUSE HE'S A LEADER. THAT'S THE KIND OF STRENGTH OF PURPOSE WE NEED IF WE'RE GOING TO FACE UP TO TERRORISM. APPLAUSE ))
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The Republican National Convention begins August 30th in New York City.

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A new terror warning for several Western states including California and New Mexico.
A federal law enforcement sources says the FBI passed along the threat information, but warned it was considered unsubstantiated.
Authorities though thought it should be passed along.
Federal officials had warned earlier this month about intelligence indicating Al Qaida wanted to attack the U-S to disrupt the upcoming elections.
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A wanted Al-qaida suspect with a 25 million dollar U-S reward on his head is behind bars tonight.
The suspect Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (Guh-LAHN-ee) is Tanzanian.
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He's wanted in connection with the dual 1998 bombings at U-S embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
He is under indictment in the U-S for the bombing, which killed more than 200 people including 12 Americans.
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[Troops-Donations]


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Shortly after their son was deployed to Iraq six months ago, a Botetourt County couple discovered a need back home and initiated Operation Military Parents. [***OPER. MILITARY PARENTS in MONITOR***]
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Jennifer Wishon is here now to tell us about it. Jean, the goal is to boost morale overseas and here at home.
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Allen and Susan Beckner are pooling their resources to make sure U-S troops feel appreciated and parents don't have to miss their sons and daughters alone.
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((You don't have to look far to find signs of patriotism at this Botetourt County home.
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Each day Susan Beckner spends hours at her computer chatting with other military moms and searching for any information about U-S troops in Iraq.
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((SUSAN: WE WANT TO BE THERE TO HELP PEOPLE. LET THEM KNOW THAT WE'RE HERE TO HELP SUPPORT EACH OTHER BECAUSE RIGHT NOW PEOPLE NEED TO HOLD ON TO EACH OTHER.)) [RUNS09]
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Her son, Private Dewayne Beckner joined the Army more than a year ago and is now serving in Iraq as a mechanic. The Beckners haven't heard from him in four weeks, but since the couple initiated Operation Military Parents they've had plenty to keep them busy. The Army now sends them lists of soldiers with special needs and they're spending hundreds of dollars to send packages with special touches.
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((SUSAN: YOU'VE GOT TO DO THAT TO KEEP THEIR MORALE UP BECAUSE IF NOT THEY GET DEPRESSED AND THINK, WELL, THE USA HAS FORGOTTEN US, BUT WE'RE NOT. US PARENTS ARE GOING TO STAND BEHIND OUR SOLDIERS. WE'VE GOT TO.)) [RUNS16] [OUT QWe've got to] Now when a soldier returns home Susan greets them at the airport and for some of them she's the only one waiting.
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((SUSAN: I HAD ONE A COUPLE WEEKS AGO THAT HE WALKED LIKE OUR SON, LOOKED LIKE OUR SON AND I KNEW IT WASN'T BUT STILL, IT HURT.)) [RUNS12]
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The goal is to eventually raise enough money to fly local parents to see their sons and daughters stationed out of the country.))
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[TAKE INFO BOARD FULL] Donations for Operation Military Parents can be made at any Bank of America branch. To make an item donation you can call Susan Beckner at 540-992-4194
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Jean, the Beckners encourage other military families to give them a call and get involved.

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It was a long journey home for two area soldiers today.
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Specialist Joseph Benson returned home after serving three months in Afghanistan. The Craig County native will spend the next two weeks with his wife and family before heading back overseas. His mother, Sharon says she's had many ups and downs since he left, but has never been at a loss for support.
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((SHARON BENSON: PEOPLE AT WORK ARE GREAT. EVERYBODY WHERE I WORK JUST CHIPPED IN AND SENT FOOD AND BEANIE WEENIES AND GUM AND BABY WIPES AND Q-TIPS. EVERYTHING HE'S ASKED FOR.))
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Warm smiles from family also greeted Lieutenant Colonel William Howard who spent fifteen months in Iraq. The 1983 Cave Spring Graduate was met by his wife in Germany for the final leg of the trip. While in Iraq he was a UH-60 helicopter pilot. In April he was on his way home, but only made it to Kuwait before he was sent back.
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((LT. COL. WILLIAM HOWARD; AFTER FIFTEEN MONTHS IN THE DESERT IT'S WONDERFUL TO BE HERE WITH THE KIDS, THE FAMILY, THE GREEN GRASS, THE TREES, IT'S AMAZING.))
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Howard and his family will be moving to California where he will be a professor at California State University for his remaining three years of service.
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Roanoke police arrest a shooting suspect, but it didn't come easy.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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Police investigating poisoned baby food find their man. What he has to say about it next.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, Eli gets Giant dollars in New York, fines and suspensions for this beantown brawl, plus the Avs try to get out of the basement, and we'll hit the links with the Junior-Senior Hall of Fame. All that and more coming up in sports.))
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An update on the case of poison found in jars of baby food.
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The person police wanted to talk to about the Ricin poisoning showed up at the police station with his lawyer this afternoon.
Police say 47 year old Charles Dewey Cage says he's innocent.
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((I DIDN'T DO IT. REPORTER: CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE BABY FOOD? LAWYER: NO MORE QUESTIONS. HE'S INNOCENT.))
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The Gerber Banana Yogurt baby food was sold at a California grocery store- with ground up poisonous castor beans and notes placed into some jars. Two children who ate some of the food did not get sick.
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A young shooting suspect eluded police but couldn't escape them forever. 18 year old Charles Lee Thompson was arrested after a short standoff early this morning.
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Police say Thompson refused to come out of a Ferncliff Avenue apartment, and was holding a 19 year old woman and her child hostage. He was taken into custody around four o'clock.
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He now faces abduction, malicious wounding, and firearms charges. Court records indicate that police had been looking for Thompson since Tuesday after 37- year old Millard Mahala identified him as one of the young men who shot him. Police say charges are pending against another suspect.
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Investigators searched for Thompson at his home on Willow Road for more than two hours yesterday. A SWAT team entered the house but could not find him. Police say Thompson had constructed a hiding nest in the attic complete with false doors and winding passages, and he may have been in the house all along.
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[TAKE CRIMELINE FS -- E517] Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Roanoke City Police department, or the Crimeline at 344-8500.
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Showers move back into the forecast.
More from Robin Reed when News 7 returns.
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Plus too much rain in Texas. The latest on flooding there.
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Heavy overnight rains in north Texas caused some major flooding.
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Not even the cows could escape the high waters in and around Dallas. Some north Texas residents saw as much as 13 inches of rain in less than 12 hours. City officials just south of Dallas report as many as 200 homes have been damaged. There were nearly 20 high-water rescues, some by boat. As the rain cleared up, residents were able to return home to asess the damage. Two deaths have been attributed to the flooding.
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Coming up, the Avs and Hillcats tangle in Salem, Eli Manning gets big bucks to play in the Big Apple, and Hall of Fame golf highlights from Botetourt, but first our extra point,
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Major League Baseball has fined and suspended Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees and the Red Sox Jason Varitek four games for instigating the brawl between the two teams last weekend. Tanyon Sturtze, Gabe Kapler, and Trot Nixon were suspended three games each. All of the players plan to appeal those penalties.
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The Salem Avalanche and Lynchburg Hillcats both find themselves looking up at the rest of the teams in their respective divisions with about a month and a half left in the Carolina League season. Tonight, the two cellar dwellers tried to take out some frustration on each other at Salem Memorial Stadium.
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Dippin Dots ice cream was on the menu tonight at the ballpark.
The Avs broke on top 1-nothing in the third when Ryan Stegall lifted a deep sacrifice fly to right field scoring Renaldo Ruiz from third.
The Hillcats answered with a run in the top of the 5th. Tabor Lee puts the ball in play and Mike Rosamond crossed the plate on the fielder's choice.
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Salem went back on top in the bottom of the inning. Josh Anderson triples off the right centerfield wall, just missing a homerun. Ruiz scored from first, but the Hillcats scored three runs in the 7th and came back to win it 4 to 2.
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The NFL's top overall draft pick will be in training camp when the Giants open two a days in Albany tomorrow. Eli Manning came to terms with the team today.
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And what terms they are--a 6 year contract worth 54 million dollars. Manning got a 20 million dollar signing bonus, the largest amount of guaranteed money ever for a rookie. The deal also includes 9 million dollars in incentives.
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Most of the ACC football players in attendance at this past weekend's conference media kickoff are back at school preparing for the upcoming season. But they took a break from reality in Greensboro to live the life of luxury for a few days. Steve Mason has more.
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((The entrance to the Grandover resort can be intimidating, even to six foot six, 338 pound offensive lineman Elton Brown, who felt like he was back in midevil times. ((:))
Virginia Tech quarterback Bryan Randall made the most of his stay, utilizing free golf. His only beef, the stay was to short. ((:))
UVa outspoken defensive end Chris Canty was all business during his photo opp and while he likes Tech's Randall, the lombardi award candidate knows his job against Tech's elusive QB November 27th. ((:))
UVa is rate 21st in the country in at least one preseason poll, the Hokies 32nd. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

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Botetourt Country Club was the day one host for the Roanoke Valley Junior-Senior Hall of Fame.
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Fifty-five seniors, 15 super seniors, and 44 juniors came out to compete for both individual and team titles. The 36 hole tournament wraps up tomorrow at Water's Edge. The golfers place just as much emphasis on the team competition as they do the individual.
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Roanoke's Ned Baber fired the low score of 68 in the senior division, while Blue Hills' J.D. Sisson and Roanoke's Bill Shrader lead the Super Seniors with 77's. In the Junior division, Chris Wirt, Jeffery Walters and Aaron Eckstein each posted 71's.
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[Tech-Royalties]


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Virignia Tech is cashing in on the popularity of its sports teams
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape;]

Sales of the University's merchandise are at an all time high. Licensing royalties have surpassed a million dollars for the 2003-2004 fiscal year. Tech collects about 8-percent on anything that bears the school's name or logo. The money helps hold down tuition costs and other fees for students. Earlier this month, the school officially joined the A-C-C. Sales from those NEW products are expected to boost royalties even higher next year. (------------)