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Bertha

ANCHOR=Melanie
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Welcome to New 7 Mornin.
Hurricane Bertha has lost some punch this morning, but is still taking aim at the Carolina Coast.
Byron Harlan joins us now with the latest from Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. (///////////////////)
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Va-Bertha


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Our own Ellen Qualls has been tracking the storm in Virginia Beach.
Ellen, what kind of preperations are being made there?
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q&a: And we saw something on the wire about another natural phenomena in the Tidewater area -- a possible earthquake. Can you tell us about that?
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Train-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
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A central Virginia man lost both his feet after being hit by a train near Rustburg early this morning.
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SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;


It happened on Route 680 around 3:15.
State police say 22-year-old Lewis E. Noel, Junior of Madison Heights was apparently sitting on the railroad tracks when he was struck by a northbound Norfolk Southern train.
Rescue crews say the train's wheels severed Noel's feet.
He suffered other minor injuries and was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital.
He's listed in stable condition.
Police say Noel had been drinking just before the accident.
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Royal-Divorce


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Months of deadlock have finally ended in a divorce agreement between Prince Charles and Princess Diana, according to British media.
The B-B-C reports Buckingham Palace could make a formal announcement today.
One tabloid says the agreement calls for Diana to get 26- million dollars for agreeing to the divorce.

1-Sports


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Turning now to sports --
The Lynhchburg Hillcats are on a roll.
Steve Mason has highlights of their game against Salem.
Good morning Steve.
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One-Larry


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F-16-CRASH


ANCHOR=Melanie
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A fiery crash of an F-16 fighter plane in Pensacola, Florida killed a four-year-old boy and severely burned his mother.
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The jet crashed into the woman's house.
It was one of 15 being evacuated from Shaw Air Force base in South Carolina in anticipation of Bertha's arrival.
The pilot tried to make an emergency landing, but ejected safely after the jet's single engine failed.
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MOSCOW-EXPLOSION


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Another explosion on a trolley bus in Moscow this morning, the second one in two days.
More than two dozen people were hurt in today's blast.
Yesterday, a bomb in a trolley bus injured five people.
Officials called it an act of terrorism.
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Ireland-clash


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In Northern Ireland this morning three police officers were shot during clashes with young people.
The violence came swiftly on the heels of a surprise decision by authorities to let pro- British protestants march through a Catholic enclave.
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Protestant organizers plan to march through-out the day, to commemorate a day they call the "Glorious 12th of July" -- an anniversary of 17th century victories over Irish Catholics.
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fight-mayhem


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And mayhem erupted at New York City's Madison Square Garden last night at the end of a heavyweight boxing match.
It happened after Riddick Bowe won over Andrew Golota.
Golota was dis-qualified in the seventh round after a second low blow that knocked Bowe to the canvas.
That sent one of Bowe's handlers into Golota's corner where he attacked the fighter.
Then spectators joined in.
It continued for about 30 minutes.
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2-Score


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No such mayhem at the ballparks last night, as major league baseball got back into swing.
Let's check out the scoreboards.
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Two-Larry


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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Vacationers hoping for a little fun in the sun in the Carolinas are spending the night in shelters and hotel rooms away from the shores.
The eye of Hurricane Bertha is expected to roar ashore somewhere between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, around noon.
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An Air Force fighter jet that was being moved because of Hurricane Bertha has crashed into a house in Pensacola, Florida.
A woman in the home was severely burned and her four-year-old son was killed.
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And a Central Virginia man's feet were severed this morning in a train accident in Campbell County.
Police say the victim was sitting on some tracks when he was struck by a Norfolk Southern train.
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And that's what's making news on this Friday the 12th of July.
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Hurricane


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The winds are already picking up along the coast of the Carolinas this morning, and forecasters say more is in store as Hurricane ``Bertha'' slowly moves toward land.
Forecasters say it looks like Bertha's center will come ashore near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina around noon, but much of the storm's greatest fury will be to the northeast, impacting North Carolina.
Byron Harlan is in North Carolina this morning, with the latest from Wrightsville Beach.
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Local-Hurricane


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Our own Ellen Qualls has been tracking the storm in Virginia Beach.
Ellen, what kind of preperations are being made there?
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Beth will have more on the hurricane later in the newscast.

CRASH


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An Air Force fighter jet that was being moved because of Hurricane Bertha crashed into a house in Pensacola, Florida yesterday.
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A woman in the home was severely burned and her four-year-old son was killed.
The jet was one of 15 being evacuated from Shaw Air Force base in South Carolina in anticipation of Bertha's arrival.
The pilot tried to make an emergency landing, but ejected safely after the jet's single engine failed.
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Accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
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A man lost both his feet in a train accident this morning in Rustburg.
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SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;


It happened on Route 680 around 3:15.
State police say 22-year-old Lewis E. Noel, Junior of Madison Heights was apparently sitting on the railroad tracks when he was struck by a northbound Norfolk Southern train.
Rescue crews say the train's wheels severed Noel's feet.
He suffered other minor injuries and was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital.
He's listed in stable condition.
Police say Noel had been drinking just before the accident.
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Madison-fight


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Mayhem in Madison Square Garden last night.
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Former Heavyweight Champion Riddick Bowe found himself on the ground in the 7th round after Andrew Golota landed his fourth low blow.
The Polish heavyweight was disqualified from the fight.
One of Bowe's handlers began hitting Golota on the head with a walkie-talkie while the ring filled with people, many of whom were wildly throwing blows of their own.
It continued for about 30 minutes.
Golota's 74 year old trainer was injured during the skirmish and is now hospitalized in stable condition.
Authorities say about 20 others suffered minor injuries, including 8 police officers.
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3-Sports


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Life is calmer in Danville, where a former N-F-L star is making a difference with kids.
Steve Mason has the details.
Good morning Steve.
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Three-Larry


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storm


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Hurricane Bertha is barreling toward the Carolina coastline this morning with 80-mile-per-hourwinds and soaking rains.
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The storm weakened considerably yesterday, but officials are warning residents in Bertha's potential path to remain on guard.
The National Hurricane Center predicts the storm's center will come ashore in northern South Carolina around midday.
SUPER=03-Wrightsville Beach, NC;


But forecasters say the worst winds may be felt in southern North Carolina.
Bertha is a big storm, some 400 miles wide, and her stregnth was evident long before landfall.
More than 250 thousand people were ordered to evacuate coastal communities in both states yesterday.
Beth will have more on the hurricane in a few minutes.
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Train-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-55
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A central Virginia man lost both his feet after being hit by a train near Rustburg early this morning.
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SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;


It happened on Route 680 around 3:15.
State police say 22-year-old Lewis E. Noel, Junior of Madison Heights was apparently sitting on the railroad tracks when he was struck by a northbound Norfolk Southern train.
Rescue crews say the train's wheels severed Noel's feet.
He suffered other minor injuries and was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital.
He's listed in stable condition.
Police say Noel had been drinking just before the accident.
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Kingdom-Hall


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Vandals have struck a Halifax County congregation.
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The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses near Halifax was vandalized sometime Wednesday night.
Members discovered several thousand dollars in damages yesterday morning.
The Halifax County congregation is counting its blessings, though, in light of the recent rash of church fires in the South.
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((STALEY BRANDON/KINGDOM HALL CHURCH ELDER: THAT WAS THE FIRST THING THAT CAME TO OUR MIND. HOW FORTUNATE WE WERE THAT THIS GUY OR PERSON DID NOT, YOU KNOW, SET THE KINGDOM HALL ON FIRE, BECAUSE OF ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON. FORTUNATELY, IT WASN'T A YOU KNOW, SITUATION WHERE WE WOULD HAVE LOST EVERYTHING. ))
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27- year old Kevin Ray Davis of Gladys has been charged with felony breaking and entering of a church and felony vandalism.
Members told authorities Davis was at the hall Wednesday night, causing trouble.
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Straight-Street


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Financial difficulties and problems with the landlord forced it to close several months ago.
Now the former Straight Street teen center is coming back to Christiansburg, with a new building and a new name.
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The new facility is located in a former body shop on Radford Road.
It will be called the One-80 Club, with offerings for young adults and families as well as teens.
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((RYAN REEVES: THIS IS DEFINITELY A BIGGER PLACE. BE ABLE TO GET OUT HERE AND BE ATHLETIC BY DOING THE ROLLERBLADING AND BASKETBALL. WE DIDN'T HAVE THAT OPTION AT THE OTHER STRAIGHT STREET.))
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The One-80 Club started moving into its new digs yesterday.
The public will get to check it out and volunteer to help with renovations at a party tomorrow.
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((BOB ANDERSON/180 CLUB DIRECTOR: PRIMARILY BEING IN THIS BUILDING IS TO SHOWCASE THE BUILDING AND SAY HELP, WE NEED SOME HELP OUT HERE TO GET IT FIXED UP FOR THE KIDS. ))
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The new center will offer live music and dancing, as well as arcade games, a snack bar and a computer lab for after- school programs.
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Kool-Gang


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmo
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The group that brought us songs like Celebration and Cherish has started touring again.
Kool & The Gang hit the stage last night in Salem.
Jay Moore was there.
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(( You'd think after eight years the group would be a little rusty.
But that wasn't the case.
Kool & The Gang opened up at Memorial Stadium with the same enthusiasm and energy they showed in the 80s.
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And show the crowd they did.
With nearly a sold- out crowd of more than 5- thousand, members of Kool and The Gang say they're proud to be the first band to play at the stadium.
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((TAYLOR: WE SEEM TO BE MAKING HISTORY EVERYWHERE WE'VE GONE THROUGHOUT OUR WHOLE CAREER. THAT'S GOOD TO KNOW THIS IS THE FIRST CONCERT IN SALEM [MEMORIAL STADIUM]. I HOPE IT WON'T THE LAST. IT'S AREAS LIKE THESE THAT BRING IN THE TALENT.))
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Kool & The Gang will continue their World Tour through January.
In Salem, Jay Moore, News 7. ))

4-Scores


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The crack of the bat was music to the ears of baseball fans yesterday.
Major league teams are back in action -- let's take a look at the scoreboards and see how they did.
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