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UPS-LATEST

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Negotiators in the U-P-S strike are face to face this afternoon, but hardly seeing eye to eye.
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Officials of both U-P-S and the Teamsters Union are holding their first session since negotiations collapsed last weekend.
But it's being billed as a discussion only.
The strike is now 11 days old.
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MCVEIGH


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The worst mass killer in U-S history is expected to be formally sentenced today in Denver.
Last month a jury recommended Timothy McVeigh receive the death penalty for the 19-95 Oklahoma City bombing.
McVeigh remained silent during his trial, but this time he reportedly will make a statement.
After the sentencing, McVeigh's attorneys head to a federal appeals court to seek a new trial.
Jonathan Freed joins us from Denver with the latest. *****take from NEwspath*******
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M'ville-Gas


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Three homes in Martinsville have high levels of harmful gases in their basement.
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Residents called the Environmental Protection Agency after seeing a frothy substance running down Smith Lake Road.
The results are in and the E-P-A says it's a cause for concern.
There are high levels of a gasoline derivative in three basements.
Smaller amounts of these gases were found in three more homes and in the soil, but the water was clean.
E-P-A officials suggest this could be caused by storing a gas-powered lawnmower in a basement, for example.
But they add the gases would take a long time to sicken anyone.
The E-P-A will be on hand next week to ventilate these homes and test the living rooms and children's rooms.
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Grayson-Murder


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The burning and decapitation of a black man in Grayson County has the justice department trying to determine if it was a hate crime.
The two white men charged with the killing are set for a preliminary hearing September second.
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G-P Johnson was burned alive and then beheaded after attending a party with a group of friends.
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Police charged 42- year- old Louis Ceparano with capital murder and robbery.

Charged with first-degree murder and robbery is 36- year- old Emmett Cressell Junior.
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E-Bramblett


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TAPE#597-29
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A hearing in the case against the man accused of killing four members of a Vinton family has been ruled unconstitutional.
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VO-NAT
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In May, Judge Roy Willet closed the competency hearing for Earl Bramblett.
During the hearing, three psychologists testified about the defendant.
Judge Willet sealed the testimony, saying it was necessary to protect Bramblett's right to a fair trial.
The Appeals Court disagreed, saying the public had a right to be there.
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E-Marshall-Lodge


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TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath


Three weeks ago the John Marshall Lodge in downtown Lynchburg went up in smoke, taking three local businesses with it.
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This was the scene last month, but since then cleanup crews have removed most of the debris left by the fire.
Dawson Ford-Garbee Real Estate was one of the tenants-- It's been working furiously to stay in business.
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The company has relocated to temporary quarters on Old Forest Road while a new building is constructed next door.
It should be ready in about six weeks.
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Ramsey says the company has NOT seen any drop in sales because of the fire.
Meanwhile, the Lynchburg fire Marshal's office has said it appears the entire building may have to come down.
Members of the Masonic Temple are hoping to rebuild, but no final decision has been reached.
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HIKERS


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The search has resumed in Arizona for a group of hikers feared dead in a flash flood.
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One hiker was rescued.
But one body was recovered and ten others are still missing.
The hikers were walking through a narrow canyon when a summer rain storm sent a wall of water at least ten feet high barreling toward them.
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The police chief of the Navajo Nation, where the canyon is located, says the tour group was warned of the threat of flooding.
Most of the hikers were from France.
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E-Wilderness-Camp


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TAPE#97-47
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New faculty members at Virginia Military Institute are overcoming some unique obstacles to get to know each other.
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About 30 new recruits and a few veterans are getting a boost of confidence in leadership roles.
They're learning skills on the camp ground to take back to the classroom.
More females are joining the faculty and staff of V-M-I this year, but they say the program at Wilderness Adventure helps them relate to both sexes.
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Take Pinnacle Page 1046 essC
And Monday the first co-ed class will report to post at V-M-I.
News 7 at five and six will be live from Lexington.
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SCHULLER


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T-V evangelist Robert Schuller is no longer facing an assault charge in New York.
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Federal prosecutors agreed to drop the misdemeanor charge provided Schuller enter a six-month federal supervision program and pay an 11-hundred dollar fine to the F-A-A.
Schuller allegedly roughed up a flight attendant in June on a flight from Los Angeles to New York City.
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INTERNET-OFFENDER


ANCHOR=Melanie
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A California man's effort to reveal "high-risk" child molesters is now a Web site on the Internet.
Ken LaCorte has listed the names of convicted sex offender in the Los Angeles area.
He and some volunteers got the information from a police data base that's available to the public.
But the American Civil Liberties Union says some of the information may not be unreliable and innocent people could be harmed.

S-Wellness


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WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-45
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Across the country forms of alternative medicine are growing in popularity.

In Roanoke, the Health and Wellness Center is providing holistic approaches to healing.
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((BONNIE MURDOCK: WHEN I WAS GOING TO THE MEDICAL DOCTOR THEY WERE GIVING ME MEDICINE THAT WAS CAUSING ME TO HAVE A REACTION TO THE MEDICINE.. SO THIS IS DEFINITELY A COMPLETE TURN AROUND..AND I DON'T HAVE ANY REACTION TO THIS ))
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For Murdock alternative medicine has helped her to alleviate chronic shoulder pain.
Occupational Therapist Cindy Hodges uses myofascial release and muscle energy as a treatment.
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And Murdock says it really works. A typical session lasts 30 minutes to an hour. The cost is 25-dollars per half hour.
The Health and Wellness Center also uses non-medical treatments such as hypnosis, music therapy, chiropractic-acupuncture and hand therapy.
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E-Sprinklers


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TAPE#597-27
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The future of a popular sprinkler system is looking hazy.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is scrutinizing the Omega sprinkler head, which failed to operate one-third of the time during testing.
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There are several kinds of sprinkler heads used in buildings.
The Omega can be identified by its wide chrome ring, and the distinctive three tier heat collector in the center.
Officials at Magic City Sprinkler in Roanoke say the head would most likely be used in hospitals, hotels, nursing homes and residential housing.
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((CHARLES MCGHEE/MAGIC CITY SPRINKLER: WE DIDN'T USE THAT PARTICULAR SPRINKLER HEAD A LOT BECAUSE IT WAS MORE EXPENSIVE, THERE WAS OTHER SPRINKLER HEADS THAT WOULD DO THE JOB THE SAME WAY AND DUE TO ECONOMICS WE DIDN'T USE IT. I'M THANKFUL WE DIDN'T, BECAUSE EVEN ONE FAILURE'S TOO MANY. ))
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McGhee says whenever his workers find someone using the Omega, they warn them of the risk, and notify the manufacturer, Central Sprinkler Corporation of Landsdale, Pennsylvania.
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TAKE pinnacle board-essC 1010
If you find the sprinkler in your home or business, you can notify Central Sprinkler at 1-800-523-6512 during regular business hours.
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5-Hog-Farm


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TAPE#597-30
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The future of hog farming in Pittsylvania County is looking muddy.
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In April, the county approved plans for a far with ten-thousand hogs.
But County Administrator George Supensky is taking that certificate back, saying the company, G-I-S has not provided enough details on buildings and waste lagoons.
The county also sent an earlier letter asking G-I-S not to come.
A G-I-S spokesman says he's disappointed, but has NOT decided whether to heed the county's warning.
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E-TAP


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TAPE#97-46
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Financing a college education may prove more of a challenge than the curriculum,
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but an scholarship program is making it easier for 14 area students.
TAP's Project Discovery is a community based program aimed at helping low-income students gain access to higher education.
Shana Waller received the largest scholarship of 17-hundred dollars.
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As part of the program, students visit colleges and receive academic counseling.
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((TED EDLICH/EXEC. DIRECTOR TAP: ALL OF THESE STUDENTS COME LOW-INCOME HOMES AND FINANCES ARE A CRITICAL ISSUE AND SO THESE SCHOLARSHIPS WILL HELP THEM GAIN ENTRANCE TO UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES THEY'RE ATTENDING THIS YEAR ))
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Program Discovery works in conjunction with Roanoke College, Virginia Western Community College and Roanoke City Schools.
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OK-Trial


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Timothy McVeigh has officially been sentenced to death for the Oklahoma City bombing.
The 19-95 bombing killed 168 people.

MIR


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NEWSCAST=noon
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Two tired Russians are back on Earth.
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The cosmonauts landed this morning in Kazakstan, ending a hard-luck tour of duty on the accident-plagued "Mir" space station.
In the six months they were on Mir, the station suffered accidents, breakdowns, fires and a devastating collision with a supply ship.
The cosmonauts left behind an American crewmate and their two Russian replacements.
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E-Poetry-Slam


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TAPE#97-52
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Local poetry enthusiasts are reciting their creative talent in what they call a poetry slam.
Andrew Freiden explains.
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A poetry slam is a way for poets to take their art to the people.
The slams are usually held in coffeehouses or bars.
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The poets at Roanoke's Poetry slam get 3 minutes to recite their original works, and then the audience lets the poet know how they liked it. ((NAT SOUND: APPLAUSE))
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There is some reason to this rhyme. The competitors are judged, Olympic Style, and the winner takes home 10 dollars--
...which helps to pay for the beer.
Andrew Freiden news 7 Roanoke.))
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If you want to check out Roanoke's Poetry Slam-- it's held the first Tuesday of every month at the Full Moon Cafe in Downtown Roanoke. WEATHER
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Bombing-Trial


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WRITER=lba
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A federal judge formally sentenced Timothy McVeigh to death for the Oklahoma City bombing.
He will be put to death by lethal injection.
He remained silent during the trail, but just minutes ago he broke that silence.
He said that the government is the omnipotent teacher of good or ill through its example.
The 19-95 bombing killed 168 people.

Avalanche


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of CL-97-1)
GRAPHIC=AVALANCHE


The Salem Avalanche came into last night's battle with Wilmington trying to ice the Blue Rocks to stay close to Kinston.
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Salem took a three to nothing lead in the first on Chad Gambill's single that drives in Elvis Pena and Tal Light and things are looking good.
But, Wilmington's Shawn McNally jacked up a three run homer in the third to plate Emiliano Escandon and
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Michael Evans. The Rocks went up 7-to-3, but Salem comes back to win it 9-to-8.
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Panthers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#CP97-1
GRAPHIC=PANTHERS


The Carolina Panthers play their third preseason game later tonight in Kansas City against the Chiefs.
Kerry Collins will be out with his broken jaw, but he will at least have the taste of satisfaction.
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Collins suffered the break last Saturday when the Broncos Bill Romanowski hit him from the blind side with his helmet right under the chin.
Last night the league fined Romanowski 20 thousand dollars for quote "ramming Collins in the neck, chin, and face with his helmet."
Romanowski insists he was not trying to injure Collins, who will be out of action for at least five weeks.
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Barbie


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-1
GRAPHIC=NONE


There's a new collectors item for all you Wahoo fans.
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Mattel has produced a UVa Barbie for retail sale this year.
The toy company is featuring 19 colleges from across the country in this first year of "University Barbies."
Each school also gets an eight percent royalty from the sale of the dolls.
Sorry, no Tech doll at this time, although other state schools could be featured in the future.
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Elvis-Impersonator


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TAPE#net
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And finally,
If you can't make it to Memphis for the 20th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, Steve Hartman has an alternative that's the next best thing to Graceland.
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