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Roanoke-Ax

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=fatal ax


Police say overheated brakes may have caused the crash that killed four people in Roanoke yesterday.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Eric/Newsroom


Eric Earnhart is in our newsroom with the latest, Eric what caused the brakes to overheat?
Live=Eric Full/Microwave
SUPER=@eric1;

Melanie, the weather was hot to begin with, and the car was coming down Windy Gap Mountain.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Police says pieces of one of the brake assemblies fell off the car shortly before it crashed on Mount Pleasant Boulevard, killing the driver, 47- year- old Anna Marie Talbert and her 14- year- old son David, along with 14- year- old Sylvia Hess and her 13- year- old brother Bryant.
Three other children are still in the hospital, officials say they're going to be okay.
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Live=Eric Full/Newsroom

The piece that came of the car offers some clue as to what happened. It was a brake rotor off the right front wheel... basically a metal disc that is squeezed by the brake pads...
It apparently got so hot, it broke up and came apart.
The rotor on the left front wheel appeared to be cracked.
Coming up tonight on News 7 at 5 and 6, we'll tell you how to avoid overheated brakes, and what to do if your brakes fail... Melanie?
Double Boxes=Melanie and Eric/Newsroom

((Q: ERIC DO YOU KNOW IF THE CAR HAD BEEN INSPECTED RECENTLY?))

Helicopter


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


Two Marines are missing after their Cobra helicopter went down last night off the coast of North Carolina.
Units from the Marines, Navy and Coast Guard are searching in the Atlantic.
The helicopter crashed during a training mission.
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VO-NAT
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A Philadelphia t-v- news helicopter with two people on board flipped over on its side early this morning shortly after taking off.
Authorities say the photographer was injured and taken to a local hospital.
The pilot apparently escaped unharmed.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE/

Explosion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mel
WRITER=noon
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT


Meantime in Nashville, Tennessee-
Authorities say two people are dead, one missing and more than a dozen injured, after an explosion at a highway construction site.
A state transportation spokeswoman says it happened on a bluff where crews were widening Interstate 24.
She says the workers had been planning to set off some dynamite -- and that there was apparently a "premature blast."
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E-Bassett-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-33
GRAPHIC=Fire


Lightning sparked a chemical fire that gutted Lilly Industries in Bassett.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bassett;


Nearly 40 fire fighters from the Bassett and Collinsville Volunteer Fire Departments were called in to douse the flames.
But chemicals inside the building made it impossible for fire fighters to enter the building.
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((CHIEF ALTON HUNDLEY/BASSETT VOL. FIRE DEPT.: THERE WAS A GREAT DEAL OF HEAT A LOT OF EXPLOSION. FORTUNATELY WE DIDN'T HAVE ANYBODY HURT BECAUSE OF THE TYPE OF STANCE WE TOOK IN OUR FIRE FIGHTING METHOD.))
SUPER=01-Chief Alton Hundley/Bassett Vol. Fire Dept.;
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VO-NAT


The back half of the building was home to A and W Motors.
Lilly Industries is a furniture finishing subsidiary of Bassett Furniture.
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((CHIEF ALTON HUNDLEY/BASSETT VOL. FIRE DEPT.: IT WAS A COLOR MATCHING LAB SO BASICALLY THEY HAD A VERY LIMITED SUPPLY OF CHEMICALS. THERE WAS A GARAGE ON THE BACK AND WE WERE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO SAVE A GOOD PORTION OF THE GARAGE.))
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VO-NAT


Fire fighters had to babysit the building to keep an eye on the hot spots.
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E-Missing-Baby


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


After nearly two days away from his home a toddler is back with his family in Stafford County.
Dacota Hill disappeared Saturday.
Some 400 people helped search for him.
The two- year- old showed up yesterday at the Stafford Lakes apartment complex where his parents live.
He appeared to be in good condition but was sent to Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg just to be certain.

Cunanan


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


Miami residents Sylvester Stallone and Madonna may have been on Andrew Cunanan's alleged hit list.
Stallone says the F-B-I informed him that Cunanan had tried to get information about him and Madonna from a Miami bartender.
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VO-NAT
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Cunanan's body was released to his family yesterday.
Meantime there remains a question of whether officials should reveal if he had the AIDS virus?
SOME say it could explain his RAGE. AIDS tests are confidential but the county prosecutor wants an exception to be made.
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((CATHERINE HANSSENS/LAMBDA LEGAL DEFENSE FUND: TO MAKE PUBLIC MR. CUNANAN'S PRIVATE MEDICAL INFORMATION RELATED TO HIS HIV STATUS IS PARTICULARLY INFLAMMATORY. BOB KUNST, MIAMI GAY ACTIVIST:IT'S ABSOLUTELY RELEVANT TO THE CASE BECAUSE THIS IS A POLITICAL ISSUE THAT'S BEEN PUT OUT THERE BY THE FBI. ))
SUPER=01-Catherine Hanssens/Lambda Legal Defense Fund;
SUPER=01-Bob Kunst/Miami Gay Activist; (:13 quick!!!!)
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Newark, NJ;


Another controversy is whether the houseboat caretaker who led police to Cunanan is eligible for 55-thousand dollars in Florida reward money.
Fernando Carreira is in New York today to pick up a 10-thousand dollar reward from a Gay and Lesbian group.
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GM-Strike


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=GM logo


Workers at a General Motors parts plant near Detroit are back on the job this afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Warren, MI;


The United Auto Workers approved a new contract yesterday ending a five- day walkout.
Four other plants were forced to shut down because of the strike which threatened to cripple G-M's entire North American operation.
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E-Yokohama


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-38
GRAPHIC=Yokohama


NO strike for workers at Salem's Yokohama Tire plant, but there's also NO new contract.
Employees and company officials have yet to come to terms.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The contract at the Salem plant expired midnight Wednesday.
But a strike was averted when both sides agreed to extend the contract until tomorrow.
The two sides met yesterday at an area hotel, but would not discuss details of the negotiations.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


If an agreement isn't reached, workers may decide to strike.
Yokohama is one of the area's largest employers with about 900 workers.

BUDGET


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


President Clinton is in Las Vegas today to address the National Governor's Conference.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;


At a democratic fundraiser last night his attention focused on the budget.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Mr. Clinton says he would love to see congressional negotiators and White House aides reach an agreement today on balancing the budget by 2002.
Congressional leaders believe they are on the verge of such a deal.
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((JOHN KASICH/HOUSE BUDGET COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN:THERE HAVE BEEN MORE STARTS THAN STOPS...IT'S LIKE FISHING...EVERY NOW AND THEN THERE ARE SNAGS....BUT THE WE'LL GET THE LINE LOOSE. ))
SUPER=01-John Kasich/House Budget Comm. Chairman;
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OUT Q=get the line loose.
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VO-NAT


Negotiators appear to be down to two key issues-- who'll get some of the tax cuts, and expanding health-insurance coverage for low-income children.
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E-Tax-Cuts


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-40
GRAPHIC=personal property tax


The personal property tax has been the issue speeding to the front in the race for governor in Virginia.
The tax cuts promised by both candidates will ultimately fall into the hands of the General Assembly for a decision.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

use file tape from 5-Turner, 595-09; Turner-Gun, 95-41;
State Senator Richard Holland of Windsor says he and other lawmakers have grave doubts that tax cuts can be made without cutting into education, health and transportation programs.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Delegate Andy Guest of Front Royal says it's the voters who will determine how the lawmakers vote on the issue.

E-Gill-Obit


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=net d
GRAPHIC=none


Vince Gill has cancelled his next four concerts.
His father, Stan Gill died unexpectedly yesterday morning in Columbus, Ohio.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Gill's publicist says he was 65.
Vince Gill performed Friday at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Stan Gill was a retired federal judge who had recently undergone surgery for pancreatic cancer.
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E-Poland-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#=97-37
GRAPHIC=Flooding


Officials in western Virginia are looking for ways to help a city in need after severe flooding.
It's not a city in Virginia but in the country of in Poland.
Opole (oh-POLE-uh)-- Roanoke County's sister city -- is located in one of the areas hit hardest by the floods.
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((DON MYERS/ASST. ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOR: SO THEY DON'T HAVE ANY ELECTRICITY. THEY DON'T HAVE A WATER SUPPLY. THE SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITY IS GONE. SO JUST FROM A STANDPOINT OF THEIR PHYSICAL WELL-BEING THERE'S A CONCERN, AND THEN FROM THE STANDPOINT OF THE CITY ITSELF AND HOW LONG IT WOULD PROBABLY TAKE TO EVER REBUILD IT IS REALLY A CONCERN.))
SUPER=01-Don Myers/Asst. Roanoke Co. Admin.;
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Don Myers is one of the county officials who has visited Opole (oh-POLE-uh) under a four- year- old exchange program.
Flooding in the region has reportedly caused more than a billion dollars worth of damage... making it the worst disaster on record for that region.
Thousands of people have been forced from their homes. Crops have been destroyed and 28 bridges washed away.
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((DON MYERS/ASST. ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOR: FROM MY FIRST TRIP OVER THERE I REALLY HAVE ADMIRED THE SPIRIT OF THE PEOPLE OVER THERE. THEY'VE BEEN THROUGH A LOT OVER THE YEARS AND CERTAINLY THAT'S IN THEIR FAVOR. I FELL LIKE THEY'LL COME BACK, BUT IT'S GOING TO BE TOUGH.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Donations are being funnelled through the Roanoke Sister Cities Organization, and county officials are looking into other ways they may be able to help.

NEW-TERMINAL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Airline passengers traveling into and out of the Nation's capital have a brand new terminal to pass through.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Yesterday was the official opening of a new 450 million dollar terminal.
Windows line the entire wall of the glass and steel structure, giving people a great view of the District skyline.
The terminal has 25 gates, 40 stores and 30 restaurants.
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E-ART-SHOW


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=AFR
TAPE#=97-49
GRAPHIC=none

***Anchor TAG****
Spectators can view more than 400 art works at the Roanoke City Arts Show.
And, top honors this year went to Roanoke Painter Gerry (JERRY) Bannon.
Andrew Freiden has more.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Betsy Bannon/Artist; :18
SUPER=01-Gerry Bannon/Artist; :23
SUPER=01-Mark Scala/Chief Curator; :41
SUPER=@Andrew2; 1:35
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((Art is a family affair at the Bannon's house.
Gerry's wife Betsy's work was also featured in the show-- and her painting was only two down from her husband's.
And their son Alex even has an easel in his parent's studio.
So you'd think Betsy would be a little jealous when her husband took home first prize.
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((NO, I'M NOT, I'M REAL HAPPY FOR HIM. WE WERE REALLY EXCITED, BOTH OF US WHEN WE FOUND OUT HE WON.))
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((GERRY BANNON: TO HAVE WON, IS A REAL ICING ON THE CAKE, BUT IT'S NOT TAKEN IN A COMPETITIVE SENSE.))
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Gerry's painting was one of the smallest, and least ornate in the show, but museum curator Mark Scala says that's part of what caught the juror's eye.
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((MARK SCALA: THE TITLE IS SOMETHING OF A GIVEAWAY-- THE TITLE IS SEASONS 2-- FEBRUARY. AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE PAINTING ITSELF, YOU GET THE FEELING THAT THE PLANT IS RIGID WITH ENERGY. AS IF IT'S FROZEN AGAINST THE FEBRUARY WIND. IT'S REALLY QUITE SUBTLE, BUT I THINK QUITE MARVELOUS. ))
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Both Betsy and Gerry concentrate on art full-time.
Gerry teaches at Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville,
And Betsy teaches at Virginia Western.
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((I WENT IN TO GRADUATE WANTING TO DO THAT, AND IT IS MY JOB, TALKING ABOUT ART, DEALING WITH OTHER ARTISTS, YOUNG ARTISTS.))
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SOT 3:21:11

((GERRY BANNON/ARTIST: MOST ARTISTS DO NEED TO HAVE A JOB TO MAKE MONEY BESIDES THEIR WORK. TEACHING IS A REALLY WONDERFUL WAY OF BALANCING THE NEEDS OF THE STUDIO WITH THE ECONOMIC CONCERNS-- THE NEED TO MAKE MONEY. I ENJOY IT VERY MUCH.))
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close up of mixing paint.
The Bannons say mixing work, art and family makes for a winning combination.
Andrew Freiden, News 7.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


The show is presented by the Arts Council of the Blue Ridge.
It continues until September 28th, at the Art Museum of Western Virginia, which is located at center in the square in downtown Roanoke. WEATHER
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Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


If you're trying to cut your expenses, perhaps a few tips from the grandaddy of the "thrift newsletters" may help.
Len Besthoff continues our "summer reading" list for consumers in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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(( Nat Sot Summer reading gfx/music
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The Tightwad Gazette newsletter started in 1990.
Over the years it amassed a tidal wave of practical, penny pinching tips.
For example:
Get dozens of re- uses out of your plastic baggies if you just wash them.
Put your money in a credit union instead of a bank.
Using the public library instead of buying a book.
Make a Halloween costume from scratch instead of buying one at a store.
Many ideas actually came from subscribers.
The Tightwad Gazette's is no longer in publication, but nearly all the newsletters have been compiled in three editions.
If you can't find them in bookstores, you can buy them for 12- dollars each, including shipping and handling, by sending your order to: The Tightwad Gazette, P-O-Box 201-P, Leeds, Maine, 04263.
I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, lets send it back to the newsdesk. Nat Sot Summer reading gfx/music
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Wrath


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-14
GRAPHIC=Wrath Logo


The Roanoke Wrath remains undefeated after beating Charlottesville United 3 to 2.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wrath vs. United; :


The Wrath was back at Victory Stadium for Sunday's contest with the team from Charlottesville.
Roanoke led 3 to 1 when Forward Gary Rickets gets out on the break but his kick is over the goal early in the second period.
The Charlottesville United comes up
SUPER=34-Roanoke/3/Charlottesville/2/;with a score in the second half Patrick

Sexton passes it to Ramon Rodgers and he boots it in from the side of the goal but Roanoke wins by a score of 3 to 2.
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British


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-13
GRAPHIC=British Open


Gary Player proved his game on the Senior Circuit is just as good as on the P-G-A regular tour.
He won nine times on the regular tour and he matched that this weekend on the Senior Tour.
Player won his third Senior British Open on the second hole of a playoff with Fellow South African John Bland.
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SUPER=03-Northern Ireland/ABC Sports;:


Bland started the day as the leader but this birdie putt at the 15-th hole forced a three way tie for the lead with three holes to play.
Player grabbed a share of the lead with a birdie putt at the 17-th hole. and he won the tournament when he made a 15 foot birdie putt on the second hole of the playoff.
Player shot a 4 under par 68 and he and Bland finished tied at 278, 10 under par.
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PGA


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-19
GRAPHIC=PGA Logo


In Connecticut, Stewart Cink won his first title on the P-G-A tour yesterday taking the Greater Hartford Open title.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Cromwell, CT/CBS Sports; :


The Shot of the day belonged to Brandel Chamblee who finished tied for second. Chamblee knocks in this eagle from about 100 yards on the 13-th hole he finished at 12 under par.
Cink was in the clubhouse when Maggert bogeyed the final hole giving him the title. He shot a final round 4 under par 66 for a total of 267, 13 under
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=Chip Sullivan


Chip Sullivan shot a final round 69 to finish at 279 one under par.

Contract


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Orioles
The Baltimore Orioles are coming away from a win against the Minnesota

Twins.
The teams has announced it will purchase the contract of left-hander Rick Krivda from Triple-A Rochester today.
Yesterday the team said it would make another roster move before tonight's game against the Texas Rangers to create space for Krivda.
The 27- year- old went 3 and 5 in 11 starts for the Orioles last season. Krivda leads the International League with 14 victories and 128 strikeouts.

Robot


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


As if tomagotchees were NOT enough, a Japanese company has come out with a NEW electronic pet...of sorts.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Japan;


Honda Motor Corporation claims to have developed the first human-shaped robot that can move independently and perform basic manual tasks.
After ten years of research Honda says the robot can move by itself.
It can even go up and down stairs and inclines.
It corrects its balance automatically if pushed.
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Holy-Ear


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


You too can get a bite of Evander Holyfield's ear, without ever having to fight him...and chances are you won't get in trouble for it either.
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VO-NAT

04:45:53
SUPER=03-Glendale, CA;


A candy store in Glendale, California has found a way to cash in on the infamous bite.
They've invented a milk chocolate version of the ear, complete with a bite out of it.
The so-called "Evander Holy-ear" is the brainchild of the store owner.
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