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A pair of black churches desecrated. We'll hear from the pastor and the sheriff.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

And we'll hear the judge pronounce sentence in a severe case of domestic violence.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - the Braves take one late. Steve Mason gets in step with the Cavaliers.
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[VO-NAT]

and Rusty Wallace is calling quits - effective at the end of the next season.
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While tropical moisture is soaking central and eastern Virginia, we just have some isolated storms to deal with. Actually the forecast is fairly quiet this week.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[SOT 15:45:54]
[IN Q=You wonder]

(( YOU WONDER WHAT LEVEL OF ANGER, WHAT LEVEL OF HATRED, BITTERNESS. YOU HAVE TO NOT LIKE YOURSELF A WHOLE LOT TO DO THIS TO SOMEONE ELSE'S PLACE OF WORSHIP.))
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[OUT Q=place of worship.]
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[VO-NAT]


A hate crime in Bedford County.
Vandals leave their mark on two black churches.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
Shannon is off tonight.

[Church-Vandals]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-29 TC05:58]
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The vandalism took place sometime between Friday night and Sunday afternoon.
Someone forced their way into the First Baptist Church and Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Goode ... leaving behind a trail of destruction.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Steve/Microwave;]


Steve Smallshaw talked with church members today ... Steve, what was their reaction?
[LIVE=Steve/FULL]
[SUPER=@ssm1]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg]


The shock has mostly worn off ... replaced by some sadness and also a sense of resolve.
Church leaders say they've forgiven whoever did it, but still hope the law catches up with them.
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[IN Q=The vandals]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Dennis Moody/Mt. Zion UMC]
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff]
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[OUT Q=to a house of worship.]

(( The vandals entered both churches through the basements ... at Mt. Zion, damage was mostly limited to a bathroom and kitchen.
But at First Baptist, it was more widespread.
Profane and racist statements were found spraypainted on doors, walls and tables.
A fire extinguisher had been discharged over the entire sanctuary ... and the altar candles were used to try and start a fire.
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((REV. DENNIS MOODY/MT. ZION UMC: IT'S SAD, IT'S JUST HORRIFIC. THIS KIND OF THING DOES NOT DESTROY A CHURCH HOWEVER. THAT'S JUST A BUILDING, THE CHURCH IS STILL INTACT, AND IF ANYTHING IT GALVANIZES THEM, BRINGS THEM CLOSER TOGETHER.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=closer together.]


Both churches are tucked away down a gravel road, well hidden from traffic and most neighbors.
Authorities say whoever did it knew the area and came here with a specific purpose in mind.
Pastor Dennis Moody says they failed.
[SOT 15:45:10]

((REV. MOODY: IF YOU THINK THAT SOMETHING LIKE THIS CAN DESECRATE, CAN DISCOURAGE PEOPLE AND KEEP THEM FROM COMING TOGETHER AND WORSHIPPING GOD THEN YOU GOT ANOTHER THING COMING. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS DOES, IT JUST MAKES US STRONGER.))
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[OUT Q=us stronger.]


Moody says both congregations have already forgiven whoever did this ... Sheriff Mike Brown isn't ready to do the same.
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((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: AND I COMMEND REVEREND MOODY, HE'S A LOT MORE FORGIVING THAN I WOULD BE. AND HE'S CORRECT, BUT PERSONALLY I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE BEEN AROUND THE CORNER WITH A BIG STICK WHEN THEY WERE SPRAYING BECAUSE I JUST CAN'T IMAGINE ANYONE DOING THIS TO A HOUSE OF WORSHIP.)) [RUNS17]
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Sheriff Brown says whoever's caught will be charged under Virginia hate crime laws.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Steve/Microwave;]


Anyone who might have information can call the Bedford County sheriff's office.

[Cemetery-Vandalism]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Vandals were also busy in Radford over the weekend at one of the city's oldest cemeteries.
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Family members of those buried at Central Cemetery found at least 14 overturned grave stones. Some of the headstones were even lifted out of the ground. The cemetery at Lawrence and 6th Avenue holds 800 graves and is still in use. Family members say the cemetery needs a lot work and has been in bad shape for several years.
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((ROGER WALTERS: WE'RE JUST ASKING FOR SOME KIND OF HELP TO TAKE CARE OF THIS CEMETERY. WITH THE CIVIL WAR VETERANS AND STUFF BURIED IN IT. AND WORLD WAR ONE AND WORLD WAR TWO VETERANS BURIED. I THINK THE LEADERS OF THE CITY OUGHT TO GET INVOLVED AND WITH SOME GROUPS AND SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE.))
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[OUT Q= what can be done.]
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In the meantime, family members are hoping for donations and volunteers to help get the grave site fixed up again. Radford Police are also stepping up patrols in the area.
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[Mateen]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=sba]
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[GRAPHIC=Sentencing]

A man convicted of the murder of his ex-girlfriend will spend the rest of his life in prison. A jury recommended a similar sentence in June and today Judge Clifford Weckstein upheld it, plus he gave Kalif Freed Abdul-Mateen an additional five-years for firearms convictions. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Ketih & Susan /Newsroom;]

Susan Bahorich has details of the sentencing hearing. Susan, what came out in court?
[LIVE= Susan /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@SUSAN1]

Keith- For the first time the court heard about Abdul-Mateen's violent criminal history. It's starts with grand larceny at 12, a rape at 13, and assault and drug charges - all of which were factored into today's sentencing.
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[SUPER=01-Kalif Freed Abdul-Mateen/Defendant; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :10]
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[SUPER=01-LaRhonda Edwards/Victim's Mother; :43]
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[OUT Q=COURT UPHELD THE SENTENCE]

((
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[INQ=I respect the ...]

((ABDUL MATEEN, DEFENDENT: I RESPECT THE COURT'S DECISION, BUT I'M ASKING YOU TO SUSPEND THE LIFE SENTENCE AND GIVE ME 28-YEARS.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUTQ= .. me 28-years...]


Those were the first words the court has heard from Kalif Abdul-Mateen, but they didn't sway the judge...
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[INQ=For first degree murder...]

((FOR THE FIRST DEGREE MURDER, I SENTENCE YOU TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR A LIFE TERM.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUTQ=.. for a life term.]


Mateen was convicted of murder, malicious wounding and several gun charges at the end of June. A jury decided he killed his ex-girlfriend Neesha Edwards and shot her new boyfriend in the neck.
Members of Edwards' family say that one night will affect the rest of their lives.

[SOT@2:33:06.07]
[IN Q=This senseless tragedy..]

((LARHONDA EDWARDS/VICTIM'S MOTHER: THIS SENSELESS TRAGEDY HAS LEFT A PERMANENT SCAR ON MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. WE'RE STILL MOURNING 'CAUSE WE HAVE LOST OUR ANGEL, OUR SHINING LIGHT. WE NO LONGER SEE HER SMILE THAT LIGHTS UP OUR WORLD.))
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[OUT Q=.. UP OUR WORLD.]



[SOT@2:50:50.00]
[INQ=We're pleased...]

((SETH WESTON, ASST. COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY: WE'RE PLEASED THE JUDGE UPHELD THE JURY'S RECOMMENDATION SENTENCE ON THIS BRUTAL, HORRIFIC CRIME. THERE WERE NO MIGIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES AND WE'RE HAPPY THE COURT UPHELD THE SENTENCE.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUTQ=.. upheld the sentence...]))
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[LIVE= Susan /FULL Newsroom]


Mateen's legal troubles aren't over.
Since he's been in jail, he's been charged with assault and battery on a corrections officer.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Susan /Newsroom;]

Keith - his attorney also notified the court this afternoon -Mateen will appeal this conviction.

[Radford-Shooting]


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Radford's first Capital Murder case in more than 25 years is headed to a grand jury.
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Aamir Darrin Lewis Brown is accused of shooting two men, one of them fatally, in a drug robbery. In May, 25 year old Brian Keith Gray died from three gunshot wounds, including one to the face. 26 year old Forest Hart was shot once and survived. Today in court he pointed to Brown and said: "He's absolutely the man who shot me." Brown's lawyers painted Hart as a lying drug dealer who singled out Brown, so *he* wouldn't be charged with dealing drugs. The judge found probable cause and sent the case to a Radford Grand Jury.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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An accident sends a half dozen people to the hospital.
More on what happened when News 7 returns.
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Plus a survivor brings a serious message to some new college freshmen.
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An accident this morning on US 220 in Franklin County sent six people to the hopital, and left one of them with serious injuries.
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All six were riding in a sport utility vehicle.
State Police say the S-U-V was attempting to enter the northbound lanes when it pulled out in front of a dump truck heading south.
Investigators have not released the identity of the girl who suffered the most serious injuries because they believe she is a juvenile.
She was being treated in the intensive care unit of Carilion Roanoke Memorial this afternoon.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The driver of the S-U-V, 18-year-old Zachary Turman of Boones Mill, has been charged with reckless driving.

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A Martinsville truck driver died in another morning accident on 220, this one in Henry County.
State police say 56 year old Charles Everett McGuire died when his tractor-trailer left the road south of Martinsville and struck a guard rail. Police say McGuire may have suffered a heart attack or other medical condition a moment before the accident.

[Triplett]


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His time in the spotlight lasted about a minute, but today Congressional Candidate Kevin Triplett did address the opening session of the Republican National Convention.
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The self-described "small town boy from Clintwood," Triplett was one of a dozen congressional candidates who gave brief remarks.
The ninth district hopeful referred to his experience as a NASCAR executive.
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((KEVIN TRIPLETT: YOU KNOW I SPENT TEN SEASONS IN NASCAR AND TWO OF THE BIGGEST LESSONS I LEARNED WHILE I WAS THERE ARE THAT TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE AND TEAMWORK IS CRITICAL TO SUCCESS. OUR PRESIDENT PRESIDENT BUSH UNDERSTANDS THAT AND AMERICA DESERVES A CONGRESS THAT UNDERSTANDS THAT AS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Kevin Triplett/(R) 9th District Congressional Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=that understands that as well.]
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Triplett faces Ninth District Democrat Rick Boucher and Independent Seth Davis in the November election.
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[Take 7-Too FS ] A reminder that our digital channel "7-Too" will present the Republican party convention gavel-to-gavel, without interruption or anchor commentary. Cox digital cable customers can see it on channel 107.
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A late session selloff sent Wall Street lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW lost more than 72 points today.
The NASDAQ fell 26.
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Fire officials are investigating a morning blaze in downtown Roanoke.
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Crews responded to the Advance Metal Finishing plant in the 500-block of Norfolk Avenue just before eleven o'clock. When firefighters arrived- they found smoke pouring out of the building and fire on the second floor. Crews were able to quickly knock down the flames. No injuries were reported, and at this point - no cause has been determined.
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[Fertility-Clinic]


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After 12 years of trying-- a local couple finally has a new baby girl.
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Sophie McCulley was conceived through in-vitro fertilization. She is one of the first babies born with the help of the new Southwest Virginia Fertility Center.
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[IN Q=It's a chance you take it's not a guarantee]

((DEBBIE MCCULLEY/FERTILITY PATIENT: IT'S A CHANCE YOU TAKE. IT'S NOT A GUARANTEE. SHE'S WORTH THE CHANCE. I'D NEVER HAVE HER TODAY IF WE WOULDN'T' HAVE DONE IT))
[SUPER=01-Debbie McCulley/Fertility Patient]
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[OUT Q=HAVE DONE IT.]
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The center opened last year in the Salem as part of Lewis-Gale Medical Center. It offers a variety of technologies to help couples conceive.
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[IN Q=The only obstacle that we have is always]

((DR. MARWAN SHAYKH/SOUTHWEST VA FERTILITY CENTER DIR.; THE ONLY OBSTACLE WE HAVE IS ALWAYS THE COST. SINCE A LOT OF INSURANCE COMPANIES DO NOT COVER THIS TYPE OF TREATMENT THAT'S REALLY THE ONLY HURDLE THAT COUPLES HAVE))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Marwan Shaykh/Southwest VA Fertility Center Dir.]
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[OUT Q=that couples have.]
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Treatment can range from 10 to 15 thousand dollars. The McCulleys say it was worth every penny.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - Racing veteran Rusty Wallace is calling it quits - with a farewell tour next season. We'll hear from him, plus -
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Virginia is all set to open up its much anticipated 2004 campaign this weekend against Temple.
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[S-Rusty]


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We begin with "Last Call." No we haven't changed sign in front of WDBJ, but Nextel Cup veteran Rusty Wallace is about to change his way of life.

Today, the longtime driver for the Miller Brewing Company announced that he will retire at the end of next season. He's calling his farewell tour - "Rusty's Last Call" - and he insists it will be just that.
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[VO NAT CON'T] He started full-time on the Cup series in 1984 when he had an afro - He now has 55 wins and plenty of plans for the future.
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[IN Q=I PLAN ON...]
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[OUT Q=...AND GET EM GOING."]
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16th ranked Virginia meets Temple in the first meeting for both schools. Steve Mason says the Cavaliers are playing to the tune of detailed preparation and not taking the Owls lightly,
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[SUPER=01-Alvin Pearman/UVa Running Back; 1:27]
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In the big leagues this afternoon - the Braves beat the Giants 7-to-6 thanks to Andruw Jones rbi single in the bottom of the ninth. In inter-league play - the White Sox nipped the Phils 9-to-8.
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On the NFL front - this afternoon Joe Gibbs announced that Mark Brunell will be the team's starting quarterback for the season opener on September 12th against Tampa Bay. Brunell also will start the preseason final this Friday against the Falcons.
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In one other note - the Browns placed Chad Beasley on injured reserve and the Dolphins got rid of Terrence Wilkins.

[Ethan]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
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A famous face popped up on campus at Hollins University this afternoon. A most unlikely looking millionaire.
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[IN Q=The winner of]
[SUPER=01-Ethan Zohn/"Survivor Africa" Winner; :15]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :23]
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[OUT Q=able to do for them.]
(([NAT SOT: "The winner of Survivor, Africa..." yelling]

[RUNS03] From beginning to end - -over the 39 days shooting the CBS Reality Show, no one ever voted against Ethan Zohn.
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[SOT 13:32:20]
[IN Q=So now I come]

((SO NOW I COME BACK. I HAVE A MILLION BUCKS. I HAVE 15 MINUTES OF FAME. I REALLY WANT TO DO SOMETHING GOOD WITH IT. SO I STARTED A CHARITY CALLED "GRASSROOTS SOCCER.")) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=called "Grassroots Soccer"]

It's about H-I-V awareness. It's about character. And it's about making a difference. Hollins thought that message went along well with freshman orientation.
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[SOT 13:32:37]
[IN Q=Don't sit back * * * DOUBLE IN * * *]

((DON'T SIT BACK. DON'T SIT BACK AND KINDA LET THE WORLD PASS YOU BY. FIGHT FOR A CAUSE. FOLLOW YOUR HEART. SEE THE HOPE THAT'S BORN IN SOMEONE ELSE'S EYES BECAUSE OF SOMETHING THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO DO FOR THEM.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=do for them.]))
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[V/O- NAT ] Ethan and I talked at some length before he spoke to members of the Hollins class of 2009.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

We'll hear what it takes to win a million dollars, what's left of that. And he talks about Jenna Morasca on NEWS 7 at 11.