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Coming up on News 7-
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Senator John Kerry fights back against *attack ads* targeting his military image. The federal government gives overtime pay a complete OVERHAUL. And life imitates IMAGE -- when a famous art piece is stolen in Norway.
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Plus, highlights from the Roy Stanley Memorial Golf Tournament. News 7 is next.

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Two versions of the same event. First John Kerry's *detractors* had their say, now the candidate is fighting back.


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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.


[Swift-Boat]


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After weeks of attacks on his Vietnam record, Senator John Kerry is fighting back. This while the group going after the democratic presidential hopeful *launches* a new critical ad. Kelly Cobiella has more.
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[SUPER=01-Vanessa Kerry; :12]
[SUPER=04-Television Commercial; :39]
[SUPER=01-Ken Mehlman/Bush Campaign; 1:07]
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[OUT Q=CBS News.]

((A SWITCH IN STRATEGY FOR SENATOR JOHN KERRY... THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL TRADED SILENCE, FOR AN ALL-OUT COUNTER ATTACK ON A GROUP CHALLENGING HIS VIETNAM RECORD... ENLISTING HIS DAUGHTERS:
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"yes he's gonna fight back against lies and character assasination and look forward.." AND A FELLOW VETERAN.
(CHICAGO TRIB)

IN A FRONT PAGE ESSAY IN THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE... EDITOR WILLIAM ROOD, WHO WAS COMMANDING A SWIFT BOAT ALONGSIDE KERRY, BACKED UP THE CANDIDATE'S STORY: THAT THEY CAME UNDER ENEMY FIRE, AND JOHN KERRY EARNED HIS MEDALS.
(SWIFT BOAT AD)

IT'S IN RESPONSE TO WEEKS OF ADS BY A GROUP CALLED SWIFT BOAT VETERANS FOR TRUTH. THE GROUP CLAIMS JOHN KERRY LIED TO GET HIS MEDALS.
(NATS SPIKE "ISSUES" AD)

"I'm John Kerry.." THE KERRY CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED ITS OWN ASSAULT ON THE AIRWAVES...
(NATS "ISSUES" AD 14:51:18)

"george bush's campaign supports a front group attacking john kerry's military record.." THE BUSH CAMPAIGN FLATLY DENIES ANY DIRECT LINK TO SWIFT BOAT VETS. BUT A NEW AD RAISED NEW DOUBTS-- A BUSH CAMPAIGN VOLUNTEER HAS A STARRING ROLE:
(NATS 11:26:45)

"That was part of the torture, that you had to sign a statement..." KEN CORDIER SERVED ON THE PRESIDENT'S VETERAN'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE. HE STEPPED DOWN BECAUSE OF THIS AD, AT THE REQUEST OF THE BUSH CAMPAIGN.
(KEN MEHLMAN/ BUSH CAMPAIGN)

"our president from the begning has praised sen. kerry's service in vietnam, I can't think of any campaign in history where a candidate has so strongly praised the opponent's service." THE BUSH CAMPAIGN SAYS IT CONDEMNS ADS BY INDEPENDENT POLITICAL GROUPS, BUT HAS NOT SPECIFICALLY DENOUNCED THE SWIFT BOAT VETERANS OR THEIR ADS. KELLY COBIELLA, CBS NEWS.))

[Nader-Ballot]


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Ralph Nader supporters in Virginia should not give up hope.
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The Attorney General's office says it decided to deny Nader a spot on the ballot, based on information from the State Board of Elections. On Friday, the petitions containing more than 14-thousand signatures were denied by the state because they weren't grouped by congressional district. Now there is some doubt of whether that restriction is a requirement. No word yet on when a final ruling will be issued.
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Roanoke City Police have arrested one person after a stabbing this morning. Police say the stabbing happened after an arguement broke out at an apartment in the six-hundred block of Day Avenue around 10 o'clock. 26 year old Todd Perkins is charged with malicious wounding. He is being held at the Roanoke City Jail. There is no word on the condition of the victim.

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Several vandalism sprees have hit neighborhoods recently in the Roanoke Valley. This weekend a neighborhood in Botetourt County became the latest. Jennifer Wishon has the story.
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(( Hal and Mary Crotts have lived on Rollingwood Court for sixteen years. They enjoy the peacefulness that comes with living near the Blue Ridge Parkway, but early Saturday morning they were stunned when Botetourt County Sheriff's Deputies knocked on their door.
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((MARY: WHEN I OPENED THE DOOR A POLICEMAN AND A GENTLEMAN FROM INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES WAS HERE AND TOLD US WHAT HAD HAPPENED. WE HAD NO IDEA WHAT HAD HAPPENED.))
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Vandals had spray painted their mailbox and the brick facade of their home and the Crotts weren't alone. Nearly a dozen neighborhood homes, mailboxes and vehicles were trashed by spray paint, including vans and a storage building at Rainbow Forest Baptist Church. Vandals repeatedly left the marks J-UNIT and J-3. Residents say they're not sure what those messages mean, but the racial slurs left at one home were clear.
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((MARY: IT IS UNSETTLING, THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT. IT FEELS LIKE YOUR PRIVACY HAS BEEN VIOLATED WITH SOMETHING OF THAT NATURE GOING ON RIGHT ON YOUR FRONT PORCH.))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: SOME RESIDENTS REPORTED HEARING NOISES AT THE SAME TIME POLICE BELIEVE THE VANDALISMS OCCURRED, BUT NEVER CALLED AUTHORITIES. IN THE FUTURE POLICE SAY THAT'S THE FIRST THING THEY SHOULD DO.))
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The Botetourt County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the vandalism spree. Residents have been told to keep an eye out for any suspicious vehicles in the neighborhood.
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((MARY CROTTS: IT CAUSES YOU A LOT OF PROBLEMS. YOU THINK WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO TO RECTIFY IT AND CLEAN IT UP AND I JUST HOPE THAT THEY FIND OUT WHO IT IS.))
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The Crotts and other residents had their mailboxes smashed about six months ago, but say they've never seen anything of this nature in their neighborhoods. Botetourt County Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle says his office is working diligently to catch the person or persons responsible. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Botetourt County.))

[Back-to-School]


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Nearly one hundred students and their parents gathered at Elmwood Park tonight -- to celebrate and pray for the upcoming school year.
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The event was conceived by Boyd Bullock, a pastor at the Haven of Hope Community Church. Bullock wanted to host a prayer event for some of his congregation -- who were teachers. The pastor then got the idea to expand it to the entire community.
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((BOYD BULLOCK:WE ARE ALL WORKING TOGETHER TO SHAPE THE DESTINY OF OUR CHILDREN AND IF WE CAN WORK TOGETHER AND PRAY, THAT GODS PROTECTION COME OVER THE PEOPLE, OUR CHILDREN WILL PERFORM GREATER IN THIS VALLEY THAN EVER BEFORE.))
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The event is meant to give the children of the valley a reason to get excited to go back to school and to protect them while they are there.
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((CAMILLIE BULLOCK/PASTOR:THERE'S SO MUCH TURMOIL, I THINK PRAY EQUIPS THE CHILDREN AND IT EVOKES THE BLESSING OF GOD OVER THEM FOR THEM TO PROSPER THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR.))
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City Manager Darlene Burcham served as the keynote speaker. Roanoke City schools open tomorrow and Roanoke County will start on Wednesday .
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It's back to the books for thousands of COLLEGE students this week.
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More than 20- thousand students moved into Radford University and Virginia Tech this weekend. And new dorm rooms need decorating -- which means big business for vendors like "Beyond the Wall." Students flocked to the company's tent set up in front of the Book Exchange.
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((CHERYL DELANEY: WE'VE BEEN HERE SINCE FRIDAY AND WE'VE BEEN SELLING LOTS BUT IT'S BEEN RAINING SO PEOPLE HAVE BEEN BUYING POSTERS IN THE RAIN AND UNDER TARPS AND JUST HOLDING THEM UNDER THEIR SHIRTS.))
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Down the road in Blacksburg, Virginia Tech students returned to a campus that changed this summer. This year students will attend football games as crews work to expand Lane Stadium. The university recently opened a new 21- thousand- square- foot Career Services building. Construction of the school's BioInformatics facility is also complete. Classes at both universities start tomorrow.
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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, federal laws regarding overtime change tomorrow, but will you be affected? We'll have some answers in a few minutes.
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and now this painting is screaming for help. Armed bandits take priceless works of art.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, highlights from the 3rd annual Roy Stanley Memorial golf outing. It's sink or swim at the NEC Invitational, and Greg Biffle smokes the field in the Irish Hill of Michigan. Plus, the Pulaski County Cougars prowl around in our high school grid preview. All that and more on the way in sports.))
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Tomorrow, new regulations will go into effect regulating to which employees companies must pay overtime. But who is going to be affected the most is still up for debate. Randall Pinkston has more.
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((FOR DECADES, millions of AMERICAN WAGE EARNERS HAVE COUNTED ON THE 40-HOUR WORK WEEK, WITH TIME AND A HALF FOR OVERTIME . BUT THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION, decided to revamp THE RULES, insisting that the old ones WERE TOO COMPLICATED AND SHORTCHANGED WAGE EARNERS.

(graphic 1) UNDER THE NEW REGULATIONS, WORKERS who will gain the most are THOSE EARNING LESS THAN 23-THOUSAND DOLLARS A

YEAR . EVEN IF THEY HAVE SUPERVISORY JOBS,.

(graphic 2:) WORKERS MOST LIKELY TO LOSE: THOSE EARNING MORE THAN 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR AND THOSE WITH ADMINISTRA

TIVE, EXECUTIVE OR PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS.. (end graphic 2)
Also affected, SALARIED NURSES EARNING MORE THAN 455-DOLLARS A WEEK.

(SOT: ) I don't think it's fair for the government to decide who should get overtime and who should not.


CRITICS CHARGE as many as TO 6-MILLLION AMERICAN WORKERS COULD BE HIT HARD BY THE NEW RULES, ...A FIGURE DISPUTED BY AN ECONOMIST WHO SUPPORTS THE WHITE HOUSE EFFORT..

(SOT: TIM KANE/ECONOMIST/HERITAGE FOUNDATOINN 13 27 44) That is a scare tactic. By our study at the heritage foudnation

, a million people will actually gain. Now we do estimate 300-thosuand workers will loose over time...

(VO 2) EVEN THOUGH THE RULES TAKE EFFECT THIS WEEK, MOST BUSINESSES ARE NOT EXPECTED TO WIPE OUT OVERTIME RIGHT AWAY.



(EVE RACHEL MARKEWICH /MANAGEMENT ATTORNEY? 010841 ) As a general rule, that's not going to make your work force happy

and as a management lawyer, I always tell my clients you have to look down the road beyond the small amount of money you may be saving and see how productive your workforce is going to be.

(VO 3) ANOTHER REASON FOR THE NEW RULES: to reduce legal action... OVERTIME DISPUTES ARE A LEADING CAUSE OF CLASS ACTIO

N LAWSUITS BY WORKERS WHO CLAIM THEY WERE CHEATED of overtime.... STARBUCKS, RADIO SHACK, RITE AID, AND BANK OF AMERICA HAVE ALREADY MADE MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR PAYOUTS... WALMART STILL FACES DOZENs of cases.

(TIM KANE 13 25 30) Hopeffully, w'ere going to see more workers protected but fewer lawsuits.



(RANDALL ON CAM CLOSE) with the economy a major campaign issue, democrats are all over the overtime controversy... vice

presidential candidate john edwards charges the new rules mean a paycut for millions of americans.RANDALLL PINKSTON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK))


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One of the world's most recognized paintings was stolen from its home today in Norway.
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Armed robbers stole a version of "The Scream" -- one of artist Edvard Munch's (AYD'-vart Moongk) most famous works. Two masked thieves pulled the piece, and another version of Munch's painting, the Madonna, right off the wall as stunned visitors watched.
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A perhaps better-known version of the Scream was stolen from Norway's National Gallery in February 1994, on the opening day of the Winter Olympics in *Lillehammer.* It was retrieved several months later and remains in that gallery.
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A New York family makes a mint with a precious penny.
That story is still to come on the newscast.
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and try walking a mile in this man's shoes. Standing at more than 8 feet, he just may be the tallest man alive.
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[Tallest-Man]


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A man in Ukraine is having a hard time finding a pair of shoes that fit. Perhaps, that's because he wears a size 25.
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*Leonid Stadnyk* may be the tallest man in the world. Standing at over eight feet tall puts him well over the current living record holder's seven foot, nine inches mark. Stadnyk underwent an operation for a brain tumor when he was 14 and somehow the operation stimulated his growth hormone. Now 34, Stadnyk estimates he has grown 20 centimeters just in the last four years. At this rate he may soon be the tallest man ever to live. Stadnyk has a hard time finding clothes and other items to fit him, but he says he needs to adapt to the world rather than the world to him.
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[Priceless-Penny]


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You might want to check your penny jar, because one specimen unearthed in Pittsburgh is worth about 40 million times that.
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A family brought the rare copper penny into a coin show this weekend. Minted in 1792, it was an experimental pressing, and just one out of a handful that was ever made.
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(( PREVIOUSLY ONLY 8 OTHER SPECIMENS WERE KNOWN TO EXIST, THIS IN THE 9TH. AND IT'S VALUED AROUND 400,000.))
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The owners of the coin say it was passed down the generations from Oliver Wilcott, who was once the Governor of Connecticut and a signer of the Declaration of Independance.
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Coming up, we'll hit the links for Roy Stanley, Greg Biffle wins at Michigan, and the Pulaski County Cougars talk pigskins, but first our extra point,
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Just over three thousand fans were on hand at the ballpark tonight as the Salem Avalanche wrapped up its second to last homestand of the season by slipping past Winston-Salem 3-2 tonight. The Avs did it with a run in the bottom of the ninth.
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Let's start on the track where Greg Biffle won today's GFS Marketplace 400 at Michigan, for his first win since last summer's Pepsi 400 at Daytona.
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Kasey Kahne brought out the first of 9 yellows this afternoon following this early scrape with Kevin Harvick. Kahne did recover to finish 5th.
Jimmie Johnson lost the points lead today after another blown engine.
Then at lap 98, Kurt Busch goes on a spin-o-rama of his own for another caution. But he managed to keep his Taurus off the wall.
Biffle took four tires on his final pit stop and used that to his advantage. He led 73 of 200 laps holding off teammate Mark Martin by more than 8 seconds.
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[S-Roy]


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About 150 golfers teed it up today in the 3rd annual Roy Stanley Memorial golf outing at Hanging Rock. Mike Stevens has more on an uplifting day on the links.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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Speaking of golf, Stewart Cink capped off a wire to wire victory at the NEC Invitational today with a final round 70 to finish at 11-under par. He beat Rory Sabbatini and Tiger Woods by 3 shots. The win is the 4th of Cink's career and second this season. It comes just a week after Hal Sutton selected him for the Ryder Cup team, and it earned the former Georgia Tech golfer a paycheck of 1.2 million dollars.
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We head to the New River Valley for tonight's Friday Football Extra preseason stop--a visit with the Pulaski County Cougars.
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Jack Turner begins his second season as head coach after replacing the legendary Joel Hicks a year ago. Both Turner and his players are hungry for success this preseason.
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Turner and his staff have some key players back on both sides of the ball, and really only lack some experience up front. And no one has to remind the Cougars that another 6 and 4 season like last year's won't cut it.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 612] And don't forget we'll kick off our 21st season of Friday Football Extra this coming Friday night with a special primetime season preview show at 7pm.
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We finish up with some notes from the Olympics. The US Women's Basketball team routed China today 100-62 winning its 22nd consecutive game in advancing to the quarterfinals.
Also, today, the US softball team captured its 78th straight win, shutting out Australia 5-nothing. The Americans will play Australia again Monday for the gold medal after the Aussies beat Japan to advance.

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Disappointed by the Israeli Olympic performance, a zoo near Tel Aviv staged its own Olympic games today.
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A half dozen giant tortoises lined up and raced down the 300 meter track. They didn't manage to beat any Olympic times set by the Israeli track team -- but one tortoise did set the bar high for future tortoise runners.
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((OMER MELTZER:WE HAVE A NEW WORLD RECORD OF THIS TORTOISE. IT'S ONE KILOMETER PER HOUR.))
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Israel has only captured one bronze metal thus far in the Olympics, and with only one hopeful left in the games, a strong medal showing has been wiped out. But the tortoise runners weren't worried about winning a gold, they were after the tasty chunks of fruit at the finish line. (------------)