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Up next-
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The Virginia militia rallies tonight in Richmond. We'll tell you what they're up to.
British police catch up with a suspect in yesterday's school slashing.
Plus the man who tops the scales at 800 plus pounds goes home from the hospital-
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And Cal Ripkin breaks his nose during team photos.
News 7 is next.

Newsbreak


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Good evening.
A suspect has been captured in the primary school slashing in England.
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VO-NAT
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Horrett Campbell was found in an apartment complex after allegedly using a machete to attack preschoolers yesterday.
A three year old boy and teacher were seriously hurt.
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Hurricane Bertha is headed for the east coast of the U-S- Bertha is expected to skirt the coast from Florida to Delaware without making any direct hits.
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And we'll show you some people who prefer to have trains run through their gardens.
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Join us for News 7 at eleven. ((Closed captioning is brought to you by WDBJ-7 and Carilion Health System.

Overby


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#96-48
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A judge spares the life of a 28 year-old man.
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Scott Overby could've been sentenced to die for strangling, raping and mutilating his estranged wife, Sheila Stafford.
Instead he got life without parole-
Montgomery County circuit Judge Ray Grubbs said the forgiveness of some of Stafford's family was a major factor.
But he made it clear Overby deserves to pay.
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((RAY GRUBBS/MONTGOMERY CO. CIRCUIT JUDGE: YOUR VIOLENCE UNDERMINES THE VERY FABRIC OF A CIVILIZED SOCIETY. YOU HAVE INTRUDED UPON ONE'S UNDENIABLE RIGHT TO LIVE OUT ONE'S LIFE IN PEACE. ))
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Some of Stafford's family said Overby should've received more help when he sought treatment for alcoholism and depression before the killing.
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((HARRY STAFFORD, JR./VICTIM'S BROTHER: THE BRUTALITY OF IT, JUST THE COLDNESS OF IT I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND. BUT I FEEL MAYBE IF SOMEBODY HAD KEPT MR. OVERBY UNDER WRAPS, PUT HIM AWAY FOR A MONTH OR SO AND LET THE SITUATION COOL OFF, MAYBE WE MIGHT NOT BE HERE TODAY. ))
SUPER=01-Harry Stafford Jr./Victim's Brother;
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Overby pled guilty to the charges in April.
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VA-Militia


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TAPE#96-57
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About 80 of the true believers and the simply curious showed up tonight in Richmond for the first widely advertised rally of the Virginia Citizens Militia.
Organizers say it's the tip of the iceberg of what they call a growing "patriot movement" in Virginia.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( They don't like federal agents, they don't like the UN, and they don't really like the media.
But so far they tolerate all three -- and that's what unites an otherwise very diverse group of citizens.
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((J.J. JOHNSON/NATIONAL MILITIA ACTIVIST: ANY FIREARMS THAT YOU SO PROUDLY WENT TO THOSE GUN SHOWS AND BOUGHT ARE NOT TO BE USED AS ORNAMENTS OVER THE FIREPLACE. THEY'RE TO BE USED TO DEFEND LIBERTY.))
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A former Libertarian vice-presidential candidate is the lawyer for the Georgia militia members arrested for explosive and conspiracy charges several weeks ago.
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((NANCY LORD/CITIZEN DEFENSE LEAGUE: EVERY WEEK WE HEAR OF ANOTHER ARMED RAID ON CITIZENS WHO HARMED NO ONE. IF THERE'S ANY CRIME AT ALL, IT'S THE CRIME OF DISRESPECTING THE GOVERNMENT.))
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Paranoid and proud of it might be the motto.
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((ALL OF YOU THAT WALKED IN THE FRONT DOOR WERE FILMED FROM THAT BOOTH ACROSS THE STREET.))
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NAT SOT TAPE THREE 08:33:22

((ARE THE SAME PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING FOR THE POWER GRAB IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. ARE THE SAME FACES OR THE DESCENDANTS OF THOSE FACES THE SAME PEOPLE THAT WAS BEHIND THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION?))
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((DOUGLAS JEFFREYS/VA. CITIZENS MILITIA: I FELT IT WAS A GREAT TURNOUT. I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE COME WERE FEARFUL. OBVIOUSLY WE HAD PEOPLE OUT THERE MONITORING THE PARKING LOT. LICENSE PLATES WERE WRITTEN DOWN. EVERYBODY WAS PHOTOGRAPHED, CAMERAED. AND IT'S OBVIOUS THAT PEOPLE ARE SCARED TO COME OUT IN PUBLIC AND VOICE THEIR OPINION.))
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((THIS MAY BE THE MOST VISIBLE MEETING THE VIRGINIA CITIZENS MILITIA OR ANY OTHER MILITIA IN VIRGINIA HAS EVER HAD. ORGANIZERS SAY IT'S JUST A BEGINNING. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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Min-Wage


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If you make the minimum wage- you could be in for a raise.
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The Senate voted to raise the minimum wage by ninety cents an hour over the next year.
The president's expected to sign the bill as soon as it reaches his desk.
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((THOSE MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WHO'VE BEEN WAITING SO LONG FOR A JUST INCREASE IN THE MINIMUM WAGE. THEY'RE NOW MAKING SHOULD NOT HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER DAY.))
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Lawmakers still have to work out a compromise between the Senate bill and the House version.

Arrest


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British police caught a suspect in yesterday's slashing attack at a primary school.
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Police found Horrett Campbell at an apartment complex and led him out- covered in a blanket.
Four adults and three children were wounded in the attack. One witness says the assailant was laughing as he struck.
A 3-year old boy is recovering from a skull fracture, but officials don't know whether he'll suffer permanent brain damage.
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Bertha


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The National Weather Service is issuing a hurricane watch from Brunswick, Georgia to the Virginia-North Carolina state line.
That as Hurricane Bertha churns its way out of the Caribbean, and could skirt the United States by Thursday morning.
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In Miami, the National Hurricane Center says the coast is clear -- literally -- for 24 hours. But after that, it's hard to say.
Meteorologists say Bertha is expected to parallel part of the Southeast coast.
SUPER=03-Hatteras, NC;


The storm is not expected to make a direct hit on the U-S mainland but it's still too early to be sure. Bertha's top winds are clocked at 110 miles-an-hour.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 at 11 returns, Lynchburg officials try to find the cause of yesterday's house fire that left a family dead,
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and Roanoke's firefighters union cries foul as the city's new fire chief says he wants to create a leaner department by cutting jobs.
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Robin in Wx office Roll Lake levels
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Sheffield-Fire


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TAPE#96-46
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Lynchburg authorities still don't know what sparked a blaze that killed five people there early yesterday.
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Investigators believe the fire started in the living room of the brick duplex on Sheffield Drive, but they don't know HOW it started.
Some evidence has been sent to the state crime lab for testing, and fire marshals say it could be a few weeks before they have any answers.
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((JOHN JENNINGS/LYNCHBURG FIRE MARSHAL: HOWEVER THERE'S NOT ANY REAL OBVIOUS FIRE CAUSE THAT'S SITTING THERE TELLING US "HEY, I'M RESPONSIBLE", SO WE'VE GOT TO BE VERY CAREFUL AND GO THROUGH EVERY BIT THAT WE CAN THROUGH TO LOOK AT. ))
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More than twenty children and adults who knew the Abouzeid (AH-boo-zade) family sought counseling today at nearby Sheffield Elementary School.
Two of the Abouzeid's three daughters attended the school last year.
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Fire-Cuts


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Union members at Roanoke's City Fire Department say the Chief's plans may jeopardize public safety.
But the Chief says the union's just devising a scare tactic-
Ron Jones has more.
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(( Union members and their chief don't see eye to eye.
The chief wants to consolidate some fire houses and lose twenty plus positions through attrition.
He'd fill the vacancies by retraining EMS personnel as firefighters-- saving taxpayers almost a million dollars.
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((JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE CITY FIRE CHIEF: WHATEVER WE COME UP WITH SHOULD BE AT LEAST AS GOOD IF NOT BETTER SERVICE DELIVERY SYSTEMS TO CITIZENS. THAT IN OUR BUSINESS RESPONSE TIMES MEAN A WHOLE LOT. SO THAT WE WOULD NOT JEOPARDIZE OR REDUCE TIMES TO THE CITIZENS BOTH FIRE AND EMS SERVICE DELIVERY.))
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((THE FIRE CHIEF SAYS HE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THE FUSS IS ALL ABOUT-- HE SAYS THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF FIREFIGHTERS IN THE FUTURE AND RESPONSE TIME WON'T BE COMPROMISED-- BUT UNION MEMBERS SAY THEY DON'T BELIEVE IT.))
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They say money maybe saved-- but not lives.
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((MIKE HANKS/ROANOKE FIRE ASSOC. SECRETARY: WE ARE LOOKING TO HAVE NEW STATIONS. HOWEVER, WE FEEL THAT THE PRICE THAT WE'LL HAVE TO PAY IS WITH THESE ADDITIONAL INJURIES. INJURES TO THE PUBLIC-- INCREASED PROPERTY DAMAGE IS TO HIGH A PRICE TO PAY.))
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And what about re-trained EMS personnel?
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((RICHARD SARVER/ROANOKE FIRE ASSOC. PRESIDENT: WE FEEL LIKE THE EMS HAS THEIR OWN RESPONSIBILITY, THEY HAVE THEIR OWN JOB TO DO. AND THEY'LL BE OUT DOING THEIR THING AND THEY JUST WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BACK US UP IN FIRE PROTECTION.))
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But the chief says taxpayers have the last say so.
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((IT IS THEIR MONEY, WE ARE THEIR DEPARTMENT. AND WE ARE GOING TO LISTEN TO WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY.))
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Once a plan is developed-- it will move onto city council chambers.
Ron Jones, News Seven.

Danville-Police


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Danville police officers will make room for more than a dozen new co-workers.
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The Department of Justice recently awarded the city more than a million dollars to hire 19-additional community police officers.
The new recruits will patrol Danville's streets and neighborhoods on foot.
City council voted to increase its property tax rate by a penny to raise the money needed in matching funds.
But Police Chief Neal Morris says everyone he's come in contact with has been supportive.
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((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF:WE HAVE NOT HEARD ANY NEGATIVE COMMENTS, EVERYTHING HAS BEEN REALLY POSITIVE EVEN THOUGHT THERE WAS A TAX INCREASE, MOST OF THE COMMENTS I'VE HEARD, PEOPLE SAY, THEY'RE WILLING TO PAY FOR THE PROTECTION. ))
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The Danville police department has already started advertising.
The grant will expire in three years at which time city council will decide how it plans to pay for the additional officers.
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Painter


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TAPE#96-45
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A Roanoke city magistrate openly admitted he signed another magistrate's name to a "drunk-in-public" warrant.
In CIRCUIT court today the JUDGE said that was absolutely wrong, "improper," "a fraud upon the public."
But judge Pat Doherty concluded there was no "criminal intent."
So he found Noel Painter NOT guilty.
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Painter had befriended a woman who is routinely picked up for being drunk in public.
Melanie Foutz developed a near-fatal attraction to Painter.
When she was jailed in February, Painter signed another magistrate's name to the warrant, so Foutz would not know HE was on duty in the magistrate's office.
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((JONATHAN ROGERS/PAINTER'S ATTORNEY: MR. PAINTER RESIGNED. HE UNDERSTOOD THAT HE HAD USED POOR JUDGMENT AND THERE WERE CONSEQUENCES FOR THAT. HE ALSO WAS CERTAIN HE HAD COMMITTED NO CRIME. AND THE JUDGE SO FOUND.))
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Judge Pat Doherty also ordered the Commonwealth's Attorney to make sure drunk-in-public suspects appear personally before magistrates in the future.

School-Board


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Roanoke City Schools will keep a closer watch on the medicine cabinet.
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Concern about the misuse of ritalin and other drugs prompted school officials to review their policies on the dispensing of medication.
Today, the board gave tentative approval to guidelines that spell out the responsibilities of parents, students and staff.
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((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE WANT CHILDREN TO TAKE THAT MEDICATION ONLY WHEN IT IS APPROVED BY THEIR PARENT AND OR A PHYSICIAN AND IN FACT THEY WILL FOLLOW VERY CLEARLY THOSE PROCEDURES. WE'VE TRIED TO COMMUNICATE CLEARLY AND WILL CONTINUE TO COMMUNICATE CLEARLY WITH PARENTS THAT IT'S A JOINT RESPONSIBILITY.))
SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke School Superintendent;
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OUT Q=to communicate.
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Also today, school board members elected Marsha Ellison to succeed Marilyn Curtis as chairman.
A three year veteran of the board and a former president of the Central council P-T-A, Ellison has two children in the city schools.
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Tease#2

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Coming up later on News 7, we'll show you what gardeners in training are using to get on track,
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and just two months after it took a forklift to get him out, one of the world's largest men returns home some two hundred pounds lighter.
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Sludge


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TAPE#96-56
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Danville's wastewater could become a precious commodity for Halifax county growers.
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A plan is in the works to recycle the city's biosolids, or what's commonly called sludge.
Instead of converting it into liquid form, it'll be turned into a cake-like form.
Officials say the new strategy will make the waste more useful to farmers-- and less offensive to residents.
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((HERBERT DAWSON/DANVILLE DIR. OF WASTEWATER: WE'RE DEALING WITH ORGANIC MATERIAL THAT, ANY FURTHER DECOMPOSITION CAN POSSIBLY PRODUCE ODORS, BUT TYPICALLY IT DOES NOT. aND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE IT DOES NOT. AND WE THINK WE'VE DONE THAT. AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT. ))
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While some residents expressed health concerns, several farmers say they welcome the recycled sludge as potential fertilizer.
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((A.E. ADAMS/HALIFAX CO. CATTLE FARMER: IT'S THE ORIGINAL ORGANIC FARMING, WHAT EVERYBODY WISHES TO HAVE. IT'S RECYCLING AT ITS BEST. YOU DON'T HAVE TO GET COMMERCIAL FERTILIZER TO GROW GRASS. IT CAN ONLY BE A BENEFIT TO EVERYBODY INVOLVED. ))
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Officials expect to start building a new addition to the existing treatment plant by January.

1000-Man


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
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GRAPHIC=NONE


He was one of the heaviest men in the world- weighing nearly one thousand pounds- so overweight he had to be hospitalized.
Now after losing 250 pounds, Michael Hebranko is now back home.
Liz Mullen has more.
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((WALKING THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR MAY NOT SOUND LIKE MUCH OF A GOAL TO SOME.. BUT TO MICHAEL HEBRANKO.. IT'S A DREAM COME TRUE.
THE MAN CONSIDERED ONE OF THE HEAVIEST IN THE WORLD.. IS BACK HOME FROM A NEW YORK HOSPITAL.. HAVING SHED OVER 200 POUNDS FROM HIS FRAME, WHICH AT ONE POINT WAS ESTIMATED AT NEARLY ONE THOUSAND POUNDS.
MICHAEL HEBRANKO: I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING HOME. I JUST STARTED WALKING LAST TUESDAY SO I CAN'T WALK THAT WELL BUT IT'S A START AND BY THE END OF THE SUMMER I'LL BE WALKING AROUND MY BLOCK. It took a forklift to get Hebranko out of his Brooklyn home in May. That's when doctors said his obesity would kill him if his heart disease and gangrene weren't treated immediately. At the time, Hebranko told reporters he welcomed the help.
MICHAEL HEBRANKO/MAY 17: LIFE IS TOO GREAT TO BE COOPED UP HERE. I'M IN TOO MUCH PAIN. I WANT TO LIVE, I DON'T WANT TO DIE. I WANT TO FIGHT. IT'S WORTH IT.
With encouragement from fitness guru Richard Simmons, Hebranko lost 30 pounds a week on a mostly liquid diet during his seven week hospital stay. It's not the first time he's lost weight. years ago, with help from Simmons, Hebranko shed nearly 700 pounds.. but soon gained it all back. This time around Hebranko says he hopes to conquer his volatile relationship with food once and for all. Hebranko was cheered on as he takes small steps toward his new life. Liz Mullen, for CBS News, New York.)) Wx-Tape
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S-Golf


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Cal Ripken's streak was put in jeopardy tonight...and he wasn't even playing when he was injured, a salem Avalanche player is called up, plus a few NFL teams trim some fat, but first final round scores from the 6th annual Andrew Haley memorial.
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Chyron in motion
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S-Stars


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NEWSCAST=11pm
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The 67th Major League all star game is over.
And for the third year in a row, the National League beats the American.
This time by a score of 6 to nothing.
But before the game the big news was that Ironman Cal Ripken's streak of 2 thousand, 239 games was in danger...all because of the team photo.
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Rip gets his nose broken! During a photo session shortly before the game, Chicago White Sox reliever Roberto Hernandez slips and accidentally elbows Cal on the snouser after losing his balance.
Ripken was treated and did in fact go on to start the game!!!
The national league went on to bruise Cal and the American League in the game. Mike Piazza was the top star of the night connecting on a homerun and an RBI Double. He takes the M-V-P award. John Smoltz gets the win. The NL leads the series 40 to 26.
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S-Million


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NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-10
GRAPHIC=Avalanche


Salem Avalanche pitcher Doug Million has been called up by the New Haven Ravens of the double A Eastern League. Million was in his second year with the Avalanche and has posted a 7 and 5 record with a 2.53 ERA.

S-NFL


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Some notes from the grid iron. Four NFL teams trimmed some fat yesterday. We start in Baltimore.
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The Ravens released Andre Rison in a salary cap related move. The wide receiver, who also played for the Atlanta Falcons, at least has a friend to pack his bags with. The ravens also released linebacker Pepper Johnson.
The trimming continued in the Steele City. The Pittsburgh Steelers axed running back Bam Morris, who pleaded guilty in a plea bargain on drug possession charges in Texas last month.
Finally, former Liberty standout Eric Green has been released by the Miami Dolphins.
The former pro bowl tight end annoyed coach Jimmy Johnson with his work habits and his ongoing weight problems.
Johnson terminated the 6 year 12 million dollar contract Green had signed just last season.
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S-NBA


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-13
GRAPHIC=NBA


For a couple of hours yesterday, there was an NBA lockout. Negotiations on a collective bargaining agreement briefly fell apart, but the issues were resolved.
The league and the players union have now agreed on this Thursday at 5pm for the free agent market to open.
But the short struggle did have an affect on several of the dream team three players.
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((REGGIE MILLER/INDIANA PACERS GUARD:)) ((DAVID ROBINSON/SAN ANTONIO SPURS CENTER:)) ((GARY PAYTON/SEATTLE SUPERSONICS GUARD:))
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SUPER=01-Gary Payton/Seattle Supersonics Guard; :26
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S-Camp


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In hoops closer to home, Doug Day's basketball camp is in it's first week down at Radford High School.
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52 campers are on hand this year. Boys and girls ages 8 to 16 learn about life on and off the court.
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((ROBBIE BIELAWSKI/CAMPER:))
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For the second year, Day has asked the community for scholarship money to help under privileged kids with the 90 dollar tuition.
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((DOUG DAY/CAMP DIRECTOR:))
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Sports tease


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More sports headed your way,
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Roy Stanley visits with a Roanoke couple who find themselves in authoritative roles for this summer's Olympic volleyball competition.
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S-Volley


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Olympic volleyball in Atlanta will have a home grown flavor to it this summer.
Roy Stanley has the story of a Roanoke husband and wife who will serve as a referee and a scorerkeeper in the games.
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((Janet and Tom Blue have been volley ball fanatics for many years. Tom, who works for the government, is a referee and Janet handles public relations and Alumni relations for the college of Health Science.
The two of them have over 20 years of experience when it comes to olympic type volleyball. And they'll work the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.)) ((JANET BLUE/SCOREKEEPER: )) ((TOM BLUE/REFEREE: )) ((The Blues are excited about their trip to the Olympics. Tom has refereed all over the world and he called the exhibition game between the United States and Russia at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Volleyball at the Olympic level is very competitive. The athletes are quick and powerful. The Blues will work the matches everyday during the tournament.)) ((JANET: )) ((TOM: )) ((The Blues will leave Roanoke the 16-th of this month. Roy Stanley News 7 sports.))
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Model-Railroad


ANCHOR=Jean
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Looking for something new and exciting to add to your garden? How about a train?
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--A model train, that is.
About one thousand people from all over the country are meeting at San Diego's Garden Railways.
The trains have become so popular, people are tearing up their backyards to build them.
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SOT 10:32:02:23
IN Q=We had this

((TIM RAFAEL/GARDEN RAILWAYS BUILDER: WE HAD THIS LITTLE DEAD AVOCADO GROVE AND SO WE JUST KIND OF LEVELED THE WHOLE THING AND STARTED GOING.))
SUPER=01-Tim Rafael/Garden Railways Builder;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=started going.
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In San Diego it may be warm and sunny, but these railways can be found in gardens all over.
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SOT 10:33:05:16
IN Q=We have

((FRANK KLATT/LGB FAN: WE HAVE ENGINES WITH SNOW PLOWS AND SO IF THE SNOW IS NOT MORE THAN AN INCH DEEP THE ENGINE WILL PUSH THE SNOW OUT. ))
SUPER=01-Frank Klatt/LGB Fan;
RUNS=:08

OUT Q=snow out.