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NOON-HEADLINES

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Russian planes and helicopters carry out air strikes on the capital of Chechnya, trying to battle back against a rebel offensive that began this week.
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And a medical examiner concludes how most of the victims of T-W-A Flight 800 died.
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Stay with us News 7 at Noon is next.

REPUBLICANS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=gop


Republicans on both sides of the abortion debate are praising the party's abortion compromise.
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G-O-P delegates and activists have agreed to keep the strict anti abortion plank as is, but add tolerance language elsewhere in the platform.
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(( NEWT GINGRICH/R- HOUSE SPEAKER: AND YES THE REPUBLICANS HAVE DEBATES ...BUT COMPARED WITH THE DEMOCRATS...WE ARE UNIFIED...THE ELECTION THIS FALL. ))
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Next item of business for Republicans will be Bob Dole's running mate.
A campaign source says Dole's choice could end up being a surprise.
The announcement is expected Saturday.
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John-Warner


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-61
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Republican Senator John Warner ranks third among U-S Senators who accept money from political action committees.
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Warner's PAC contributions over the last 18 months make up about one third of the 3-point-4 million dollars he has raised.
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That's in contrast to Democrat MARK Warner -- who's taken a campaign pledge NOT to accept PAC money.
John Warner ranks behind South Dakota's Larry Pressler and Montana's Max Baucus on the PAC list.
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((HE'S THE THIRD...SPECIAL INTEREST PAC MAN.))
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If John Warner is the special interest PAC man, MARK Warner is his OWN man.
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Mark Warner contributed about 2-point-3 million dollars of his own fortune toward his campaign.

Russia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=yeltsin


He just got back from a stay at a health resort and now Boris Yeltsin is set to take a second vacation.
One of his aides says the Russian President will leave Moscow tomorrow right after he is sworn in for a second term.
Meanwhile Yeltsin's authority is being challenged as Chechnan rebels wage a fierce battle for indepencence.
Jonathan Sanders reports.
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A Russian army counter-attack is gaining ground this morning in a full scale assault to retake Grozny.
Kremlin commanders ordered the move to recapture the Chechen capital two days after rebels over-ran Russian forces in a surprise raid.
This is the worst fighting since a badly observed cease fire was signed in the spring.
This new rebel offensive caught the Russians off guard--inflicting whats said to be--heavy casualties: mostly on young conscripts.
They are now striking back with the regular army, and helicopter gunships, this despite reports that the Chechens now have sophisticated western rockets to shoot them down.
Militarily the Chechens can't hold Grozny for long against the Russians.
But this raid was a political act intended to humiliate President Yeltsin.
The candidate who promised peace in Chechnaia will be inaugurated tommorow.
The bloody battle for Grozny will cast a dark shadow on that grand Kremlin ceremony.
Jonathan Sanders, CBS News, Moscow))

TWA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#nET c
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation


Investigators still don't know what caused the T-W-A crash, but they now know how many of the victims died.
A New York medical examiner says the majority of the 196 bodies he's examined suffered broken necks caused by "massive whiplash."
Thirty four bodies are still missing and investigator says there's little hope of finding them.
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VO-NAT
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Meantime, the recovery of the wreckage is faring better.
Yesterday, Navy searchers raised a 75-foot long section of the right wing from the ocean floor.
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((ROBERT FRANCIS/NAT'L TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD: IT'S SO BIG THAT IT'S A PROBLEM IN TERMS OF LOGISTICS, MOVING IT FROM GRASP. THEY'RE IN THE PROCESS OF CUTTING IT.))
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The post office is reacting to the T-W-A crash by tightening security on mailing packages.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Plane Crash Investigation

Officials say as of next Friday, non-local items weighing more than a pound won't be collected.
They'll have to be taken to the post office in person.

Bocook


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-53
GRAPHIC=Bocook


The crash of T-W-A flight 800 makes the work of Roanoke's phantom controller seem like child's play.
But the man who pinned that label on himself three years ago wants out of prison.
And Rodney Bocook is afraid recent events could hurt his chances.
Keith Humphry reports.
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(( Now an inmate at the brand new federal prison outside Beckley, West Virginia, Bocook wrote NEWS 7 last month, urging us to let the folks at home know he would never deliberately blow up a plane.
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((I'M NOT A TERRORIST, SO I DON'T RELATE TO IT IN THAT RESPECT. BUT THE THOUGHT DOES CROSS MY MIND, "WELL, WHAT IF A PLANE DID CRASH?" THAT KIND OF WORRIES ME. THE WASN'T MY INTENT TO CAUSE ANY HARM TO ANYBODY.))
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He says it's scary- -realizing only now, that he could have caused a disaster like T-W-A flight 800.
When his escapade started three years ago, Bocook's interference on flight control frequencies was just a nuisance.
Eventually he would chat with as many as eight or ten pilots a night, telling them to change altitude, abort landings at the last minute or hold short of a runway intersection.
The judge decided he intentionally endangered pilots, passengers and EARTH-BOUND citizens.
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((YEAH, I'D AGREE THAT THERE WAS SOME ENDANGERMENT. SO WHY DID YOU DO IT? STUPIDITY.))
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He says he was just trying to get attention.
He insists he thought he was guilty of nothing more serious than cursing over the airwaves.
Finally one pilot just let him have it.
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((HE SAID, "I GOT A YOUNG FAMILY AT HOME AND THEY WOULDN'T APPRECIATE ME FLYING INTO ONE OF THESE MOUNTAINS UP HERE." AND THAT KIND OF MADE ME THINK.))
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OUT Q=made me think.))

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Spain


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=flooding


At least 30 people were killed and dozens more injured when flash floods hit a Spanish campground.
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VO-NAT
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The floods triggered mudslides that swept cars and tents nearly a half mile away from the camp site.
Police fear the death toll could rise as recue teams, including divers, continue search for victims.
The campground was packed with nearly 800 tourists.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
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Still to come on News 7,
Athletes in Lynchburg public schools will have to pass more than classroom tests before playing sports,
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and some of the most wanted criminals in Southside are now appearing on one of the most watched cable channels.
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Drug-Testing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-58
GRAPHIC=Drug Use


Drug testing will continue for athletes in Lynchburg Public Schools.
Last year, 12- athletes tested positive for drugs... that's a huge increase from the year before when only ONE tested positive.
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VO-NAT
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The numbers helped convince the school board to continue the city's drug testing program for another year.
Organizers say the program is vital to identify students in need of substance abuse services.
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((YVETTE MILLER/LYNCHBURG SCHOOLS: IT'S A PROGRAM THAT WE FEEL IS VERY, VERY IMPORTANT TO OUR ATHLETES FOR THEIR SAFETY AND THEIR WELL BEING, FOR ALL ATHLETES, THOSE WHO ARE DETECTED AS POSITIVE AND ALSO THOSE THAT THEY PLAY WITH ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS AND COMPETE AGAINST.))
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Miller says the sharp increase in last year's numbers reflect a rise in drug use in the community.
Of the 12 who tested positive, eleven had been using marijuana.
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cook


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=amo
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Pittsylvania and Bedford County authorities are still searching for a man who escaped before his trial yesterday.
21-year old Donnell Cook was awaiting trial on four misdemeanor traffic charges in Bedford County court.
Cook apparently escaped from the courthouse by climbing out a third-floor window and down a refrigeration pipe.

Dog-Attack


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#edit of 96-63
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A Roanoke animal control officer had his hands full after a dog attacked a woman on Sanford Street last night.
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According to relatives, this four- year- old Chow named "Bear" bit 39- year- old Phyllis Sparrow multiple times while she was trying to feed him.
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((LARRY JOHNSON/VICTIM'S RELATIVE: I CAME IN AND SHE WAS EAT ALL UP. CHOW DONE ATE HER UP. I CALLED 9-1-1. ))
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The dog is owned by Sparrow's nephew who recently moved into her house.
Sparrow was able to escape.
One person who knew the dog said it has a history of biting people, but it was not trained to attack.
Sparrow was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital- where she was treated and released.
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Most-Wanted


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-60
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Department is taking to the airwaves.
With help from a Danville cable company, a television program similar to "America's Most Wanted" is expected to help take a bite out of crime.
Teresa Hamilton tunes us in.
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(( Suspects hoping to escape the grip of the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Department have new reason to look over their shoulder.
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Less than a week ago, Cable Vision Industries in Danville began devoting air time to help locate the area's most wanted.
So far, nearly two dozen suspects have made their debut on Cable Channel 12.

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((MAJOR GARY GOODSON/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:IT'S BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL. SINCE LAST THURSDAY, WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO APPREHEND FIVE FUGITIVES THAT WERE WANTED IN PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY ON OLD OUTSTANDING WARRANTS THAT WE HAD NOT BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE. ))
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Goodson approached Cable Vision Industries after watching a similar program on a cable station in neighboring North Carolina.
The Sheriff's department supplies the mug shots which are then transferred into a computer.
The program airs during various time slots seven days a week.
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((DON ROBERTSON/PHOTO CLASSIFIED DIR.: WE PLAN TO EXPAND THIS SHOW PROBABLY BEFORE THE FIRST OF OCTOBER, DOUBLING ITS CAPACITY OF WHAT IT IS NOW, WHICH IS 20 FUGITIVES AT A PARTICULAR TIME. WE HOPE TO GO TO FORTY, AND INCORPORATE THE CITY CRIME STOPPERS EFFORT INTO THAT AS WELL. ))
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Goodson is confident the leads are coming from viewers because the calls are coming in on the Crime Stoppers Hotline number which is aired throughout the program. Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Danville.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Just ahead on News 7 at Noon,
A breakthrough in treating sickle cell anemia,
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and this family in Italy is alive and well, thanks to actor Tom Cruise.
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Sickle-Cell


ANCHOR=Melanie
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U-S researchers say they've found a way to cure sickle cell anemia, a disease that strikes nearly two out of every one-thousand African Americans.
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But it is a potential cure that comes with considerable risk.
Ten percent of the patients studied--- died from the treatment which involves

chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant from a sibling of the patient.
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Cruise


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


It was quite a Cruise for a French Family vacationing off the Coast of Italy.
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VO-NAT
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Actor Tom Cruise rescued the family after their Yacht went down in an electrical fire.
The family of five and two Italian crew members were in a rubber lifeboat off the resort island of Capri when they were spotted by a Yacht carrying Cruise, his wife-- actress Nicole Kidman and their two young children.
The actor welcomed the stranded family aboard his yacht until they were taken ashore by a Patrol boat.
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america-online


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NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


America's largest computer network is "on-line" again.
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America on-line was off-line for nearly 19 hours yesterday, crashing during routine maintenance to install new operating software.
But it's up and running again.
A-O-L says it will give its six million plus customers a day of free service to make up for the inconvenience.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sly
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=stocks


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN almost 17 points.
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Stick around - Michael Irvin returns to the Cowboys training camp,
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and the spirit of the Paralympics is burning, as the torch makes its was through South Boston.
Patrick has sports next.
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Irvin


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#fb96-1
GRAPHIC=COWBOYS


Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin finally arrived to training camp yesterday.
It is the first appearance at camp since the all-pro receiver pleaded no contest to drug possesion charges last month.
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Irvin's first job upon returning was to drive a golf cart and usher Emmitt Smith onto the playing field.
His teammates appeared to be glad to have him back in the fold, Irvin certainly was thrilled to be back in the saddle.
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((MICHAEL IRVIN/COWBOYS RECEIVER:))
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Dixie
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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-16
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The Virginia State champs from Vinton have advanced to today's Dixie Pre-Majors world series title game after beating host Salem.
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Salem was charged up and ready to knock off Vinton at Kiwanis Field.
We start in the top of the third with no score.
Brad Gusler hits a hard infield grounder that cannot be handled and Vinton's Ryan Wheeling scoots home to make the score 1-nothing in favor of the Virginia state champs.
Lazarro has been the spark on the hill for Salem and he took the mound again in the fourth. Here he strikes out Brian Rickerson.
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Vinton's Justin Likens was also strong on the hill. He gave up 1 hit through 5 innings and Vinton advances to the championship game with a 4-nothing win. Vinton will now play Alabama for the title today at 5.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
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Alabama hammered Louisiana 10-to-nothing last night.

Women


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-13
GRAPHIC=Women's Golf


The final round of the Women's City County tournament is underway at Botetourt Country Club.
And the field will again be chasing Dot Bolling.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Round Two; :00


Bolling had some problems with her putter Tuesday but she shot a 5 over par 81 in yesterday's second round.
Bolling's at 155 after two rounds and her score is still four shots ahead of the field.
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Kathy Hull is in second place. She had yesterday's best round at Ole Monterey coming home with a 76.
She's at 159 with the final round at Botetourt where the greens tend to favor Bolling.
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Paralympics


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-62
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Summer Olympic Games are over-- but it's just the beginning for the 1996 Paralympics.
The games for disabled athletes will be held on U-S soil in Atlanta for the first time.
One stop in the torch relay was South Boston, Kimberly McBroom was there and has the story.
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SUPER=01-Tamyra Vest/Local Torch Relay Organizer; :28
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(( South Boston may be small-- but it has an Olympic spirit the size of Atlanta.
Residents filled the downtown streets-- enjoying live music and food while waiting for the 1996 Nationsbank Torch Relay to swing through.
Organizers say it's the town's spirit that designated it the second stop on the torch's route from Washington, D-C to Atlanta-- where the Paralympics will get underway August 15th.
It features athletes who are physically impaired, but also highly- skilled.
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((TAMYRA VEST/TORCH RELAY ORGANIZER: SOME OF THEM ARE JUST LIKE A TENTH OF A SECOND OFF OF THE OLYMPIC RECORD. SO, IT'S PRETTY AMAZING JUST TO WATCH PEOPLE THAT HAVE ONE LEG DOING A HIGH JUMP MUCH, MUCH HIGHER THAT ANY OF US CAN DO IT. ))
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Some of the torchbearers aspire to someday participate in the games.
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((BECKY COVINGTON/TORCH BEARER: IT WAS AN EXPERIENCE THAT I'LL NEVER FORGET. I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO GET INVOLVED IN THIS AND IT WAS WONDERFUL. ))
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Covington's dream may come true-- she weighs only 50 pounds but can bench press 65.
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((TOMMY REAGAN/TORCH BEARER: IT'S A WAY TO GO OUT AND SHOW THAT YES, WE'RE DISABLED. YES, WE'RE PARALYZED. WE'RE QUADRAPLEGIC. WE HAVE PROSTHESIES OR LIKE ARTIFICAL LEGS AND SO FORTH. BUT WE CAN STILL DO THINGS. ))
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And with their spirit and determination, these athletes prove they CAN hold a candle to any Olympian.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, South Boston. ))

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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Also coming up on News 7 at FIVE-- more on treating sickle cell anemia....
Plus a warning about those mushrooms that may be thriving in your yard.
Don't eat them!
We'll explain, on Health Check. Thanks for joining us. That's it for News 7 at NOON today.