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Coming up on News 7-
How local research is saving lives on the road.
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Martha Stewart will be hitting the road.. and heading to prison not too far from here.
And flooding leaves dozens of animals in need of a new home-
And how flooding will affect the big Salem- William Fleming game.
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News 7 is next.

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Virginia's 35 million dollar high tech highway has been open four years now, has it been worth it?
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((DAVID CLARKE: YES IT WAS AN EXPENSIVE ROAD TO BUILT BUT I THINK WE'VE SAVE LIVES ALREADY BECAUSE OF SOME OF THE STUFF THAT'S BEEN GOING ON HERE.))
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By now, you've probably heard about the SmartRoad, but do you know exactly what's going on there and is it really saving lives? [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
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Justin McLeod attended an open house tonight to find out. Justin, what did you learn?
Jean, nearly half the projects developed are already in use today.
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They've studied everything from whether billboards are a distraction to what causes accidents at intersections.
Those invovled in the research say the smartroad is a smart investment.
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[SUPER=01-David Clark/VDOT Resident Engineer; :24]
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((((NAT SOUND OF WATER COMING OUT))
Every fall, the floodgates are open and the public gets to see what the smartroad is all about.
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((ALAN LATTIMER/BLACKSBURG: OH, IT'S MIND BLOWING.)) [Runs02]
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Mind blowing because of all that's going here on this two mile stretch of roadway.
It's been open just four years but in that time scientists have conducted more than 7-thousand hours of research that has led to 56 major projects.
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((DAVID CLARKE/V-DOT RESIDENT ENGINEER: THEY'RE DOING A LOT NIGHTIME STUDIES NOW. THAT'S IMPORTANT DOING STUDIES AT NIGHT UNDER LIGHTS WITH REAL SUBJECTS.)) [Runs06]
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Researchers are also developing better pavement markings, so you can see them when it's raining. (04-20 tc 37:19)
They're even tracking people's driving habits.
They're doing it by collecting data through a device built into test vehicles.
It gauges things like speed and even takes pictures.
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((RAY PETHTEL/VIRGINIA TECH TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE: AS A SAFETY DEVICE CAN WE FIND COUNTER MEASURES TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY OF PEOPLE WHEN THEY'RE ACTUALLY DRIVING THEIR CAR.)) [Runs08]
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Scientists are also beginning to do tests on Virginia's tallest bridge which is part of the smartroad.
Future projects may involve homeland security.
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((RAY PETHTEL/VIRGINIA TECH TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE: WE'VE BEEN APPROACHED BY A COUPLE OF FIRMS WOULD LIKE TO TEST SOME ANTI-TERRORISM DEVICES.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=anti-terrorism devices]


So much is going here the institute has tripled in growth every year.
But the smartroad does have its critics, some think this is a total waste of money.
Those who see it firsthand disagree.
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((ALAN LATTIMER/BLACKSBURG RESIDENT: I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE IMPORTANT FOR THE LONG TERM SAFETY OF DRIVERS. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE CARS THAT WE CAN IMPLEMENT IN THE NEXT TEN TO TWENTY YEARS AND I THINK THE ROADWAYS ARE GOING TO BE SAFER IN GENERAL.)) [Runs10]
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The SmartRoad will eventually be open to motorists when it's connected to Interstate 81.
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But Jean, a lack of state funds will most likely delay that project by several years.

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Scientists may be gone for the night, but their equipment continues to watch over Mt. St. Helens.
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They say a steam explosion is expected tonight- but an eruption is unlikely. Scientists say magma may be pushing against the underside of the crusted dome which is acting as a plug. This is creating major friction and the question now is will it be enough force to push all the way through? Geologists have issued a volcano advisory and seismic activity has increased. Three to four earthquakes per minute were recorded today- each measuring two or more on the Richter scale.
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Residents along the James River in Buchanan are just beginning to clean up tonight.
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Earlier today the James crested at 25 point 6 feet- about 8 feet above flood stage.
Nearly a half dozen businesses along Lowe street sustained major water damage including two restaurants and a church.
Although the river got just feet from their doorsteps, no homes were evacuated due to the rising water.
The James River is expected to fall below flood stage after midnight.
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Clean up continues in Salem after yesterday's floods. Today crews patched roads and replaced signs which were washed out by the severe weather. Residents around Salem tried to put their neighborhoods back together - they shoveled mud and sprayed driveways.
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((KARI BANNICK, FLOOD VICTIM: WE WEREN'T EXPECTING THIS ONE, WEREN'T EVEN THINKING ABOUT JEAN. WE WERE THINKING ABOUT OTHER HURRICANE, BUT WE HAD GOTTEN READY FOR IT, SO AT LEAST I WAS SEMI-READY ANYWAY.))
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Residents at Willow River Apartments were evacuated yesterday morning and are expected to be out of their homes until Friday. A number of bottom-level apartments are still flooded and the fire chief says they're unsafe.
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Floodwaters reached the third row of Victory Stadium and left a thick layer of muck on the track and in rooms throughout the structure. At the National Guard armory, soldiers cleaned up after Jeanne left gallons of the slop around the building, and in the gymnasium.
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((LT. COL. ERIC BARR/VIRGINIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD; CLEAN UP THE MUCK, AND MOVE FORWARD. AND WE'RE STILL PREPARED TO TRAIN OUR SOLDIERS FOR OPERATIONS WHETHER THEY BE STATE OR FEDERAL, IF NEED BE WE COULD STILL BE CALLED OUT TO FUNCTION AND NOT MISS A BEAT AT THIS POINT.))
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Several businesses were also damaged from flooding. Officials say construction on a flood prevention project along that part of the river is expected to start in the Spring of 2006.
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The Red Cross is stepping up to help flood victims.
The organization will open a service center tomorrow at Ridgewood Baptist Church in Roanoke from 10 am to 4:30 pm.

But the Red Cross also needs little help of its own.
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The Roanoke Valley chapter needs to raise 250-thousand dollars for its disaster relief fund.
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((BAYARD HARRIS/RED CROSS ROANOKE VALLEY; IT'S ABSOLUTELY CRUCIAL. DISASTER AFTER DISASTER YOU CAN'T MEET THE NEEDS OF THE VICTIMS WITHOUT A CONTINUING INFUSION OF NEW DONATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS))
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Financial contributions are being taken at Kroger and Lowe's stores in the Roanoke Valley or at the Red Cross in downtown Roanoke.

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Dozens of animals need new homes after their owner was killed in flooding in Patrick County yesterday.
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Friends of 51 -year old Kathy Smith are cleaning up after Smith was killed by a raging Sandy Creek. Officials estimate the now serene stream had risen at least ten feet. Smith's mobile home and outbuilding, which she used to protect rescued cats and dogs from other wildlife, were knocked off their foundations and sent downstream. Smiths' body was found in the outbuilding. Friends are now trying to find new homes for the surviving animals.
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[WIPE TO SHERIFF'S FS] If you're interested in adopting you can contact the Patrick County Sheriff's Department at 276-694-3161.
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Still ahead, President Bush and Senator Kerry get ready for tomorrow night's debate.
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Plus Martha Stewart finds out where she'll spend the next five months... and it's only about a hundred miles from Roanoke.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the washed out Victory Stadium forces the Fleming-Salem game to be postponed. VMI stadium is high and dry and about to get an $8 million dollar facelift. Plus, Baseball's back in DCTERMS. Bobby Cox hits a milestone, and the late Models light up Martinsville. Tonight on the Big 7.))
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President Bush is in Florida getting ready for tomorrow night's debate with John Kerry-
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but earlier today he took a walking tour of orange groves to get a closer look at Hurricane Jeanne's damage.
At least 40 percent of the state's citrus crop has been destroyed as a result of this hurricane season.
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((IT'S BEEN A DEVASTATING PERIOD FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA. IT IS THE FIRST TIME IN NEARLY 120 YEARS THAT 4 HURRICANES HAD HIT THE SAME STATE IN A SINGLE SEASON.))
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Bush says he's asking congress for more than 12-billion dollars in Hurricane relief- the largest request ever in response to a natural disaster.
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John Kerry is also now in Florida hoping to steal the President's thunder.
The democratic challenger previewed what' he'll hammer home during the debate.
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((SEN. JOHN KERRY/(D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I CAN BE A STRONGER COMMANDER IN CHIEF WHO SOLVES THE PROBLEM OF IRAQ AND GETS OUR TROOPS HOME.))
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The First debate is tomorrow night at the University of Miami. It's expected to focus on Iraq and the war on terrorism.
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[Mason-Dixon]


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Here in Virginia, President Bush is leading but the margin is not as wide as one might expect.
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According to the latest News 7 Mason Dixon poll, George W. Bush leads Democrat challenger John Kerry by six points.
A year ago, Bush had an eighteen point lead.
But when it comes to the president's job performance, a majority rates his job performance as excellent or good.
A majority of voters also say the economy is the most important issue this election, and 46-percent believe the president would handle the economy better.
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Martha Stewart is headed to Camp Cupcake.
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That's the nickname for the federal prison just across the state line in Alderson, West Virginia.
Stewart will serve her five-month sentence at the prison in Greenbrier County.
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((MELINDA MARTIN/ALDERSON RESIDENT; I DON'T THINK THERE GONNA BE SOME LACE CURTAINS OVER THERE, SHE MIGHT BE MAKING SOME (LAUGHING).))
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The minimum security women's prison has seen it's share of high-profile inmates.
Nazi propagandist Axis Sally did time there after World War Two, as did Singer Billie Holliday.
More recently, the woman who tried to kill President Ford was held there.
Lynette, Squeaky, Fromme actually escaped from the prison for a few days in 1987.
Martha Stewart must report to prison by October 8th.
A source says Alderson was picked because of its remote location-- amid fears the prisons Stewart wanted were too media-accessible.
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Lawyers will begin their defense of Richard Burrow tomorrow.
The government finished presenting its case against the former D-Day Memorial director today.
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Burrow is charged with defrauding banks and the state of Virginia as he raced to raise money to build the D-Day Memorial before its dedication in 2001.
Today, F-B-I agent Richard Ress told the jury it was clear Burrow was spending money designated for an education center on the monument itself, against donors' wishes.
The trial is now expected to last into next week.
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Still ahead tonight, WDBJ says goodbye to a long-time leader.
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And a rocky, but successful ride for the world's first privately-funded spacecraft.
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[Harkrader]


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The man who led WDBJ Television for more than 20 years, was remembered today for his personal integrity, professional leadership, and gentle nature.
John Harkrader died Sunday at the age of 88, and today family and friends gathered to celebrate his life.
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((John Harkrader was a gentleman, known for his deliberate drawl and dry sense of humor.
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((ROSEMARY ELLIS/FORMER WDBJ HE WAS JUST SO KIND, SO QUIET, SO GENTLE.))
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But as family and friends gathered for his funeral, they also remembered his skill as a leader, and his commitment to quality and community service.
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((ALWAYS IT WAS JUST A MESSAGE, DO THE RIGHT THING FAIR AND ACCURATE BE FIRST BUT ONLY IF YOU GET IT RIGHT, AND I THINK THOSE ARE RULES THAT EVERY JOURNALIST OUGHT TO STILL BE LIVING BY.))
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A Wytheville native and Roanoke College graduate Harkrader went to work for WDBJ radio in 1938.
He said he quickly decided against announcing after hearing a recording of his voice, but his broadcasting career would span more than 40 years and carry him to the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame.
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((I WILL REMEMBER JOHN BEST AS A LEADER, AS A MAN WHO HAD STRONG INTEGRITY , AS A MAN WHO BELIEVED IN ALL OF THE PEOPLE AROUND HIM AND WHO HAD A VISION OF NOT WHERE TELEVISION WAS BUT WHERE TELEVISION COULD BE.))
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Chuck McKeever says Harkrader never lost sight of WDBJ's viewers or employees.
And he believed by supporting both, the station would build a strong foundation for the future.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

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A Late Model racing workout at Martinsville today, plus the Fleming-Salem game has been postponed. Also, football news from Marshall, VMI and a start time for the upcoming UVa-Florida State game. But first your Extra Point -
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The people in Atlanta were celebrating another win this afternoon as Bobby Cox won his 2000th game as the Braves beat the Mets 6-to-3. Only 8 other managers in history have reached that plateau and 7 of them are already in the hall of fame. Russ Ortiz got the win today, while John Smoltz picked up the save. Cox has guided the Braves to 13 straight divisional titles.
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33 Years ago tomorrow the last baseball game in DC was played by the Washington Senators.
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This afternoon former Senators announcer Charlie Brotman introduced mayor Tony Williams to officially welcome baseball back to the nation's capital. The Expos are moving at the end of this season to Washington, but not all of the Metro area is happy tonight.
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The leader of the ownership group that tried to bring big-league baseball to northern Virginia is blaming Governor Mark Warner for the failed bid to land the Expos William Collins the Third says the state had a deal in place to bring the Expos to a site near Dulles International Airport, but it fell apart when Warner stated his opposition to the financing plan.

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What would have been the Spotlight Game of the week on Friday Football Extra this week, is now just another postponed contest. William Fleming was scheduled to host Salem this Friday night, but the game is on hold due to the current condition of Victory Stadium.
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The game has tentatively been moved to Saturday night, but that's assuming that the Victory Stadium field area can be restored to a playable state, and that the lockerooms, bathrooms and bleachers can be cleaned up in just three day's time.
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[VO NAT CON'T] Here's what we can tell you - and show you. This is the home lockeroom at Victory Stadium. Now, one option was to move the game to Salem - but that would have meant the Colonels would be giving up a home game for the second time this month.
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[vo nat con't] Playing on a neutral site would be an option BUT not this Friday. This week Northside, Cave Spring, Byrd, Glenvar, Botetourt and Staunton River are all at home on Friday night.
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Now in 1985 when water at the stadium got do high that is rushed through the portals, PH had to play the district championship game with Pulaski at Salem. The Patriots also played all the way through the state semi-finals at Salem Stadium that year.

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VMI is looking to make some serious improvements to its football stadium, and now they have the finances necessary to give Alumni Field its facelift.
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Today, VMI graduate P. Wesley Foster, the Chairman and Chief Executive officer of the Long and Foster real estate Companies, pledged $8 million dollars for renovations and improvements to the facility. The hope is to expand the team facilities at Clarkson-McKenna Hall, refurbish the grandstand seating, renovate the concession areas, and improve the restrooms and practice field. Work will begin in early 2005 and be completed by the fall of 2006.
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In one other VMI note, Johnny Morgan, a member of the Class of 1955, will be inducted into the VMI Sports Hall of Fame tomorrow night. The Buena Vista native was a top notch guard for Coach John McKenna and he also played baseball in Lexington.

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12th ranked UVa is off until next Thursday night's home game with Clemson, but a lot of Cavalier fans already are looking ahead to the October 16th date with Florida St.
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[GO TO APRISA ] Tonight, UVa announced that the kickoff time for that game has been set for 7:30pm at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee. The game will be televised by ESPN. Again, UVa at FSU will kickoff at 7:30.
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Late Model Stock Car racing's crown jewel - the Bailey's 300 - is set for the Martinsville Speedway next Sunday.
Today the track held an open test, and Travis Wells says the new asphalt and concrete passed its first exam.
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[SUPER=01-Butch Hamlet/Taco Bell Chevy Driver; :19]
[SUPER=01-Tony McGuire/1995 Race Winner; :25 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=01-Chad Harris/Currently 3rd in Motor Mile Points; :37]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Mullins/Finished 17th in Last Year's Race; :55]
[SUPER=@travis1; 1:11]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]
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((More than 90 late model stock teams showed up to break in the Martinsville Speedway's new and improved surface, which got the seal of approval right off the bat.
Butch: Chad:
Bassett's Jimmy Mullins has recorded a pair of second place finishes and a third in the late models' biggest race. Rather than rest on his laurels Mullins brought not one, but two cars to the Wednesday test.
Jimmy:
Travis: The posted awards for the Bailey's 300 approach 100 thousand dollars, making it the biggest purse in the history of the event. 25 grand of that goes to the winner. In Martinsville, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))
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[Spaceship-One]


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A successful voyage for Spaceship one- even if it was a rocky ride for awhile.
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[Super=03-Mojave, CA;]


Today the spaceship rolled nearly 40 times as it neared 62 miles above the earth-
Spaceship one is the first ever privately funded and manned mission.
The flight is the first in a competition for ten million dollars... called the X-prize.
and as the X-prize founder says.. he hopes it teaches people a positive lesson.
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((DR. PETER DIAMANDIS/FOUNDER, X-PRIZE: FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS. IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS AND YOU FOLLOW YOUR PASSIONS YOU CAN MAKE THAT HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Peter Diamandis/X-Prize Founder;]
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[OUT Q=MAKE THAT HAPPEN.]
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The second flight of Spaceship one is required to win the prize. That's scheduled for October 4th. (------------)