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Next on News 7-
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Legal steps are taken against photographers who pursued Princess Diana before her death.
Another fatal shooting at a U-S Post office
Plus one week after the Mill Mountain star is re-lit- vandals trash the park.
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Showers are lining up along the mountains today but will die down quickly. More on the forecast in a few minutes.

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Improving access to health care in rural areas of southwest virginia.
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One tool-- physician assistants-- we'll tell you about a new federal grant.
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A Paris judge today places seven photographers are under FORMAL investigation for involuntary manslaughter and failing to help crash victims.
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5-diana


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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The investigation is in connection with the deaths of Princess Diana, her companion Dodi Al Fayed and the driver- Henri Paul.
The action is one step short of actually being charged under French law.
Liz Mullen is in London with the latest. cut to lizzy
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(( One by one ---the seven photographers who allegedly chased Princess Diana's

car through the streets of Paris... faced a french judge... and took a step closer to being charged with involuntary homicide and failing to help at the scene of an accident. Eyewitness accounts of the moments immediately following the crash-- are chilling. JACK FIRESTONE/WITNESS: THERE WAS SUCH A DEEP INTEREST THAT THE PHOTOGRAPHERS HAD. THEY WERE DOING THESE CLOSEUPS--SNAPPING AS MANY PHOTOGRAPHS AS THEY COULD-- FROM EVERY CONCEIVABLE ANGLE. ROBIN FIRESTONE/WITNESS: AS I WAS TURNING AROUND-- I SAW A WOMAN WITH BLOND HAIR SLUMPED OVER-- WITH HER FACE TURNED -- AND I SAID TO MY HUSBAND AND MY SON "OH MY GOD-- THERE'S A WOMAN IN THE CAR... AND SHE MUST BE DEAD." The paparazzi who faced the french judge were placed under formal investigation. This does not necessarily mean that they are charged with any crime-- but it does mean-- that the investigation continues. In London, mourning intensifies-- as the country prepares to bury its beloved princess... There are lines everywhere... to sign condolence books... to leave flowers and-- to file through St. James Palace to leave messages of love to Diana-- whose body is lying in a private chapel there-- awaiting burial on saturday. The invitation-only funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey with nearly 2-thousand paying tribute to Diana. the White House confirms First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton will attend the service.))
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5-Tabloids


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As attention focuses on the paparazzi photographers under investigation, members of the press across the world are feeling the heat.
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Washington and Lee journalism ethics professor Lou Hodges say that's not fair.
Hodges says the photographers who pursue celebrities are NOT journalists, but opportunists, trying to take advantage of big money offered by tabloid magazines and television shows.
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((LOU HODGES/JOURNALISM ETHICS PROFESSOR; THE PUBLIC ALMOST NEVER MAKES THE DISTINCTION. IT IS JOURNALIST THAT ARE BLAMED FOR THE MISCONDUCT OF JOURNALIST MANAGERS, PEOPLE WHO OWN THE STATIONS AND PEOPLE WHO MANAGE FROM THE BUSINESS SIDE OF IT. SO YES PEOPLE IN JOURNALISM WILL BE CRITICIZED, I THINK WRONGLY.))
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Hodges says he doesn't expect Parliament or congress to pass any legislation restricting the press as a result of the accident.

5-Postal-Shooting


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Gunfire erupts at a South Miami Beach post office this afternoon-
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A post office worker apparently opened fire shooting two women-
The gunmen then took off and fatally shot himself in the face outside.
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((ALL OF A SUDDEN EVERYONE IN THE POST OFFICE STARTED SCREAMING AND GOING HE'S GOT A GUN! HE'S GOT A GUN! GET OUT OF HERE. RUN! RUN!))
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Witnesses say a woman was complaining loudly that workers were too slow.
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((IT'S UNCLEAR AT THIS PIONT WHETHER THE TWO VICTIMS WERE RELATED TO THIS INDIVIDUAL WHETHER HE WAS IN SOME TYPE OF ARGUMENT IS UNCLEAR AT THIS POINT.))
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The two women are in critical conditon.
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5-B'burg-Shooting


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Three Martinsville brothers charged with murder at a Blacksburg hangout remain behind bars tonight in the Montgomery County jail.
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Twenty-four year old Leon Scales and his twin brothers 23-year old Terry and Kerry Scales were arraigned this morning in general district court.
The suspects were appointed public defenders and face charges of first degree murder, malicious wounding and a firearms charge.
The trio was arrested Sunday after allegedly killing a Florida man and wounding a man from Mississippi.
A bond hearing is set for tomorrow morning.
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5-Vandalism


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Just one week after the re-lighting of the Mill Mountain star, vandals damaged the mountain-top park.
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Someone broke the cast iron sign at the base of the Star off it's pedastal.
A new wooden sign near one of the walkways was also damaged.
Vandals also took a picnic table and threw it off the new overlook.
City officials don't have a damage estimate yet.
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Danville's police chief says he isn't stepping down, despite that request from a civil rights group.
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So who's to blame for the cargo crash on board the limping space station Mir?
Russian officials issue their report.
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ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- the latest today in treating Muscular Dystrophy--
Some good news in gene therapy-- as well as research funding. 2-SHOT
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Also coming up-- we head to Rockbridge County for a fundraiser where some NASCAR drivers are helping out...
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Steve Mason has a live report- stay tuned to NEWS-7 at FIVE. cc sponsor
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5-Morris


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The Danville police chief is ignoring calls for his resignation-- saying they come from a convicted felon.
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Reverend Thomas Motley leads a civil rights group in Danville called Christians Policing against Corruption.
Motley is asking Chief Neal Morris to resign,
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after a white police officer-- Dewey Hancock Junior shot and killed a black shoplifting suspect last week during a scuffle.
The Chief points to Motley's record-- which includes two felony drug convictions from 1981 in Henrico County.
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((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: I CAN UNDERSTAND A CONVICTED FELON AND ADMITTED LIAR THAT WOULD CALL FOR A POLICE CHIEF TO RESIGN THAT DOESN'T KNUCKLE DOWN AND RUN WHEN HE SEES HIM COMING, BUT I'M NOT GOING TO BOW TO SOMEBODY LIKE HIM.))
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Morris says Motley should wait to hear the results of a state police investigation.
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Meantime, another Danville civil rights group has scheduled a news conference tomorrow.

5-Education-Board


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Nothing's stopping them now.
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Members of the State Board of Education say they WILL vote Thursday on a new set of standards for accrediting schools.
That's despite passionate pleas today from a legislative Commission on the Future of Public Education.
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((DEL. TED BENNETT/D-HALIFAX CO.: IT BECAME FAIRLY CLEAR TO ME HALFWAY THROUGH THE MEETING THAT THOSE THREE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD HAD MADE UP THEIR MIND THAT THEY SIMPLY WEREN'T GOING TO RETRACT.))
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((CHERI YECKE/STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: WE THINK WE OWE IT TO THE KIDS, TO THE SCHOOL DIVISIONS, TO THE EDUCATORS TO MOVE AHEAD. THEY HAVE BEEN WAITING ON MAKING DECISIONS ON STAFFING PATTERNS, CURRICULUM, TEXTBOOKS. THEY HAVE BEEN WAITING, EVERYONE IS EXPECTING THE VOTE THIS WEEK. SO I DON'T SEE ANY POINT IN DELAYING IT.))
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Board members pointed out today that any school that can't pass 70- percent of its students on the new statewide tests has ten years to correct the problem before it loses accreditation.
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Governor George Allen is expected to announce "significant" new funds tomorrow for helping schools that don't make the grade under the new S-O-As.

5-Beyer


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Democrat Don Beyer, who's making education the heart of his gubernatorial campaign, toured a focus school in Danville this morning.
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Beyer shook hands and signed notebooks at the Langston Focus Center...a new branch of G-W High School.
Courses revolve around particular themes, such as business, technology or international relations.
The goal is to make classes more exciting, in a city where the number of poor students is rising-- and a third of all students drop out.
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((DON BEYER/(D) CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: THIS IS ANOTHER VERY INNOVATIVE WAY TO TRY TO KEEP KIDS, REALLY ENGAGING THEM AND GIVING THEM A REASON TO WANT TO COME TO SCHOOL EVERYDAY.))
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Beyer says his opponent,
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Republican Jim Gilmore, would transfer public school money to private and religious schools.
But a Gilmore spokesman says that's just another Beyer lie, that Gilmore supports focus schools as one of many education options.
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For many of us the summer vacation season is over...
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but a little later on NEWS-7 at FIVE we head to the Boardwalk of Atlantic City where 51- women are prepping for the upcoming Miss America pageant.
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STOCKS BUMP NEXT

5-Mir


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Russian officials are blaming two of their own for the collision that severely damaged the space station Mir.
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But there's confusion tonight over the report- that blames Russian Cosmonauts for Mir's crash with a cargo ship.
Tonight a space official says the finding isn't final and it could be overruled. A Russian TV anchor calls the report strange.
The cosmonauts recently returned to earth from Mir after a trouble filled six month stint-
They blame run-down equipment on the problem plagued Mir-
If found at fault, the two cosmonauts could be fined for the collison.
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Will Dale Earnhardt make it to Rockbridge County for a fundraiser after falling asleep at the wheel in Sunday's race? The story tonight in the two minute ticker.
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- just how drunk is legally drunk?
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We'll look at blood alcohol content-- and this weekend's fatal crash in Paris.
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There's more NEWS-7 at FIVE in a moment, first a look ahead to NEWS-7 at SIX. dissolve to full screen
We'll continue our series "G Is For Growth" which is focusing on the problems in the Bedford County school system..
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..with a look at what students were walking into as they headed back to class today.
Bedford County still has the lowest per- pupil spending rate in Virginia.. and some question whether the county is doing enough for education.
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((JOHN KENT/BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THE SCHOOL SYSTEM HAS BEEN UNDERFUNDED WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT IN TERMS OF THE STATE SINCE WE HAVE THE LOWEST PER PUPIL EXPENDITURE IN THE STATE. BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE SCHOOL SYSTEM IN TERMS OF FUNDS AVAILABLE IN BEDFORD COUNTY, I THINK THE SCHOOL SYSTEM'S BEEN TREATED FAIRLY.))
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County officials hope a new centralized accounting system will eliminate some of the mystery over how the school system spends its money.
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G is for Growth-- only on NEWS-7 at Six.
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Thanks Keith.

5-Drunk


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We've been hearing that the driver of the car Princess Diana was riding in this weekend-- was more than four times France's legal drinking limit.
But just how much is that?
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France has one of the strictest driving laws in Europe-- stricter than most states in this country.
But the French and the Americans measure alcohol content in the blood differently.
It's been reported that the driver of the car had a blood alcohol content of one-point-87 grams of alcohol per liter of blood.
In American terms-- that translates into a blood alcohol level of MORE THAN point-two percent.
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((DR. BOB HOFFMAN/EMERGENCY ROOM PHYSICIAN: THE AVERAGE 170 TO 180 POUND MAN WOULD HAVE TO DRINK SIX GLASSES OF WINE, A SIX PACK OF BEER OR SIX SHOTS OF HARD LIQUOR.))
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In Virginia, point-oh-eight is classified as drunk driving.
At the level of blood alcohol that Diana's driver tested for-- the chances of a crash are 600 times greater than if he hadn't been drinking.

5-CHS-Grant


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A sizable check today for the College of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Program.
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It's a federal grant worth more than 390-thousands dollars--- from the

Department of Health and Human Services.
It will provide for training more physician assistants-- especially in rural areas.
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((CONGRESSMAN RICK BOUCHER/9TH DISTRICT: A LICENSED PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT CAN PROVIDE UP TO 80-PERCENT OF THE HEALTH CARE SERVICES PROVIDED BY MEDICAL DOCTORS/ ACCORDINGLY, THE USE OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS CAN INCREASE ACCESS TO PRIMARY CARE SERVICES, PROMOTE COST SAVINGS AND IMPROVE MEDICAL PRACTICE EFFICIENCY.))
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The grant is aimed at helping rural, medically under-served areas find ways to offer primary care services.
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((HARRY NICKENS/ COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES: THERE IS A DIRECT RELATIONSHIP IF YOU WILL, BETWEEN THE SUCCESS OF OUR PROGRAMS TO THE QUALITY OF HEALTH CARE THAT'S BEING DELIVERED TO THE WESTERN PART OF VIRGINIA. ))
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Duties of the physician assistant commonly include taking medical histories, performing physical exams, ordering and interpreting lab tests-- as well as diagnosis and treating illnesses and assisting in surgery.
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The charter class enters the Physician Assistant Program this fall-- and graduates in two years.
The program won't be fully accredited until that class graduates.

5-Gene-Therapy


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A new gene therapy technique for tracking muscle cells shows that attempts to treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy may work better than doctors thought.
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The therapy involves injecting immature muscle cells from healthy donors -- which will then incorporate their D-N-A into the patient's diseased cells.
The trial method could help perfect other gene therapy techniques in treatments against cancer and heart disease.
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5-MDA


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wipe wipe wipe
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((FOR THIS LABOR DAY, ROLL EM!))
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Meantime, the traditional Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy telethon-- hosted by Jerry Lewis-- raised a record amount of money this weekend.
The 21-hour long program raised more than 50 million dollars in pledges.
Lewis says the money will accelerate research and help the Muscular Dystrophy Association maintain medical services for people afflicted with muscle-wasting diseases.
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2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


TIme now for sports--a former TEch football player was in court today on drunk driving charges.
ANCHOR=Connie


Plus Rick Mast has enlisted some friends for a Rockbridge County fundraiser....Here's Mike.

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Welcome folks to the Tuesday ticker that gets started this afternoon with a little racing.
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This was supposed to be the night Dale Earnhardt dropped in on Rockbridge County for a two hour meet the fans autograph session with Rick Mast to benefit the Rockbridge Area free clinic.
But as you know by now, Earnhardt brushed the wall on the first lap of this past Sunday's race at Darlington and dropped out with double vision, dizziness and memory-loss-like symptoms.
He got out of the hospital last night even though doctors are still baffled by his behavior.
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Steve Mason is at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington where fans are wondering if Earnhardt will make it to town tonight.
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In one other serious note tonight, former Virginia Tech great Bruce Smith was convicted of drunken driving today in Virginia Beach.
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Bruce was given a 30 day suspended jail term and fined $250 dollars.
The judge also suspended his license for a one year and 90 days.
Three months of that suspension comes from his refusal to take a breath test.
Smith was arrested on July 27th after police found him slumped over the wheel of his car.
His attorneys plan to appeal the conviction.
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NFL injury news and details of another upset at the US Open coming your way at six.
Take care everybody. take a break

5-kicker


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In just 11 days, the new Miss America will be crowned in Atlantic City
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The 51 hopefuls posed for pictures on the Jersey shore boardwalk in front of crowds of gawking onlookers.
Besides the traditional crown, the winner gets a 40 thousand dollar scholarship.
This year the pageant could be memorable-- contestants have the option of wearing either a bikini or one piece swimsuit.
And following an eight year absence, the District of Columbia will once again be participating.
In 1989 the national organization yanked the district's franchise-- amid rumors of misappropriated funds and biased judges. (----------------)