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Next on News 7-
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Debating the debates for Governor.
Cleaning up after Huirricane Pauline.
Plus it's a bird, it's a plane, no.. it's a meteor- and it's caught the nation's attention.
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Wx-Heads
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The weekend forecast features cooler but still dry conditions for the area. More on that just ahead.

medical-heads


ANCHOR=Connie
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A landmark settlement over second-hand smoke could open the door for related suits.
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Cigarette makers will pay 300 million dollars to set up a medical foundation.
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2-SHOT
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SOT 12:41:11
IN Q=We go through

((JIM GILMORE: WE GO THROUGH AN EXERCISE LIKE THIS IN ORDER TO CLEAN UP AFTER A PROBLEM LIKE THAT. I'M NOT GIVING HIM ANY MORE OF THOSE FORUMS.))
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((DON BEYER: I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT THIS IS A FIGHT I DIDN'T START.))
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Jim Gilmore changes his mind on a final debate -- saying Don Beyer's behavior in debates has been "outrageous."
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5-Gilmore-Debate


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#597-39
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
SS=campaign 97


The candidates for governor WILL debate for a third time in public next Wednesday, in an untelevised format in Fairfax County.
SS=gilmore


A final debate -- which Gilmore's staff had initially agreed to with the Virginia Capitol Correspondents' Association -- will NOT happen.
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SOT 12:41:51
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((JIM GILMORE/R- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WE HAVE DEBATED HIM AT THE GREENBRIER BEFORE THE VIRGINIA BAR ASSOCIATION. WE HAVE DEBATED HIM AT THE MOST SPECTACULAR AND WIDELY PUBLICIZED DEBATE IN THE HISTORY OF VIRGINIA. AND WE'RE GONNA DEBATE HIM AGAIN AT THE FAIRFAX COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. THAT'S ENOUGH WHEN HE BEGINS TO MISUSE THAT SYSTEM IN THIS MANNER. THAT'S ENOUGH.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Gilmore's in his fourth day of rebutting his record as a Henrico County prosecutor since Monday night's debate.
Beyer admits now he "misspoke" on some of the case details... but says he'll continue to talk about Gilmore's record in Henrico.
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SOT 15:37:17
IN Q=My only

((DON BEYER/D- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: MY ONLY INTENTION OF BRINGING UP HIS PLEA BARGAINS OF CHILD SEX MOLESTERS IS IN RESPONSE TO HIS WILLIE HORTON SCARE TACTICS ON THIS REPEAL OF THE ABOLITION OF PAROLE. AND HIS SCARE TACTICS TO MY SUPPOSEDLY LETTING VIOLENT CRIMINALS BACK OUT ON THE STREETS.))
SUPER=@Beyer1;
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VO-NAT


A group of Republican and independent Commonwealth's Attorneys blasted Beyer today-- saying he did not understand the criminal justice system.
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5-County-GOP


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
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TAPE#597-36
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In Roanoke County, Republican leaders are upset over a letter delivered to Hollins voters.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday


The letter supports the Hollins District Democratic candidate Bob Johnson on the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors.
Four prominent G-O-P leaders names are on the letter.
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The Roanoke Republican Committee members say the party is NOT endorsing Bob Johnson and Republicans need to stick together to win an election.
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SOT 11:08:45
IN Q=Football teams

((HUGH KEY/REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRMAN:FOOTBALL TEAMS ARE WON WITH EFFECTIVE TEAMWORK, TALENT HELPS A LOT, BUT ALL THE TALENT IN THE WORLD CANNOT ACHIEVE VICTORY IF SOME FIRST TEAM PLAYERS DON'T TELL THE REST OF THE TEAM WHICH PLAYS THEY WANT TO RUN AND TOWARDS WHICH GOAL))
SUPER=01-Hugh Key/Republican Party Chairman
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OUT Q=which goal.
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Party leaders say it's better to remain neutral than to favor the candidate with an opposing affiliation.
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5-Lewis-Gale


ANCHOR=Jean
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A medical waste disposal company contracted by a local hospital is being sued by a former company officer and investigated by Department of Environmental Quality.
Clark Fuqua (Few-qua) has filed papers in Salem Circuit Court against Bio-conversions Technology.
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SUPER=03-Salem;


The company handles medical waste at Columbia Lewis Gale Hospital.
An enzyme and chemical formula is used to treat medical wastes.
Fuqua alleges the formula is NOT approved by the state, so medical wastes are being illegally and improperly dumped in an Amelia County landfill.
He says these practices put converter operators and hospital employees at risk.
The D-E-Q is conducting its own investigation.
It says the company is cited for non-compliance, including the failure to report waste spills and failure to do quality testing.
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=HOLD


A spokesperson for Bio-Conversions says Fuqua has tried to purchase the company in the past and this suit is an attempt to squelch an upcoming merger with an Atlanta company.
BioConversions says the company is complying with the D-E-Q.
News 7 was unable to reach Fuqua. Lewis Gale Hospital says it has been in contact with the D-E-Q-- and so far there's no indication that any wastes have been improperly disposed.
A court hearing between Fuqua and BioConversions is scheduled for next week.

5-Buena-Vista


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=five
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-40
GRAPHIC=flood relief


It's been more than ten years in the making, but the flood control project in Buena Vista is finally complete.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Buena Vista;


The project combines a levee and floodwall with chanelling of the Maury River.
It's engineered to handle high water as severe as the flooding that followed Hurricane Camille in 1969.
Today, city officials said the completion of the flood control project signals the start of a new era for the community.
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SOT 10:52:46
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((HAROLD KIDD/BUENA VISTA MAYOR: WE'VE SEEN A GREAT TURNAROUND. WE HAVE NEW INDUSTRY THAT IS COMING IN. WE HAVE NEW BUSINESSES THAT ARE OPENING UP. WE SEE A TREMENDOUS CHANGE IN ATTITUDES OF ENTHUSIASM OF THE GOOD THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON.))
SUPER=01-Harold Kidd/Buena Vista Mayor;
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OUT Q=that are going on.
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VO-NAT


Built at a cost of more than 40-million dollars, the project came in on time and under budget.
Today it was dedicated in honor of Jim Olin, the former Sixth District Congressman who lead the fight for funding.
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5-Pauline


ANCHOR=Jean
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It's time to clean up and assess the damage in Mexico-
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Acapulco, Mexico;


after Hurricane Pauline.
Workers are digging through mud for victims.
At least 145 people are dead- and dozens are missing.
The Hurricane did not just hit the beach resorts- but also the nation's poor.
Thousands are left with only the clothes on their backs-
The Mexican government has summoned the armed forces to the hardest hit areas.
Many don't have sheter- most are without drinking water, telephones or electricty.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER


ANCHOR=Jean
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The investigation of the JonBenet Ramsey killing is getting a new look. Details ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
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A little later, a preview of the Highlanders Festival.
The Scots-Irish event winds its way through Radford.
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ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- the latest on a landmark second-hand smoking suit--
Plus-- an update on Lyme Disease...
Also, a call for more government research on alternative health care. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean


Patrick is checking out the Rising Star Convention.
ANCHOR=connie


And Mike has the latest from Talladega for this weekend's Diehard 500. Stay tuned. cc sponsor
Comm Break#1


5-JonBenet


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
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Changes at the top of the Jon Benet Ramsey Murder Investigation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Bolder Colorado's police chief removed the lead investigator and added three detectives to the case.
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((TOM KOBY/BOULDER POLICE CHIEF: IT IS ACCUARATE TO SAY IF WE HAD IT TO DO ALL OVER AGAIN WE'D DO IT DIFFERENTLY. IT IS ALSO ACCURATE TO SAY WE RESPONDED WELL TO WHAT WE THOUGHT WE WERE CONFRONTED WITH.))
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Koby says the police are working to make an arrest in the case, but it isn't clear if they'll get a successful prosecution.
JonBenet Ramsey's body was found in her family's house December 26th.
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5-albert


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Marv Albert could be returning to the airwaves soon.
A New York newspaper reports sports radio station W-F-A-N AM is negotiating with Albert to return to the air in January.
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VO-NAT
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W-F-A-N says it's spoken with the 56-year old broadcaster a number of times since his conviction, but says so far NO offer was made.
The radio station's general manager says Albert deserves another opportunity in the business.
Marv Albert is scheduled for sentencing later this month for misdemeanor assault and battery on a woman at a hotel earlier this year.
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5-Highland-Festival


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
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Radford University is celebrating more than "Homecoming" this weekend.
Several events are scheduled to reflect the school's past as well as its future.
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SUPER=03-Radford;


The Second annual "Highlanders Festival" kicks off tomorrow morning with a parade through Radford.
The Scots-Irish festival includes food, music, games and crafts.
Radford University is also marking its first "Capital Campaign" kickoff with a dinner tonight at the Dedmon Center.
The school hopes to raise 21-million dollars by the year two-thousand.
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((DOUGLAS COVINGTON/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:RADFORD IS AN EXCITING PLACE TO BE AT ANYTIME BUT DURING THIS PERIOD ITS JUST ELECTRIFYING AND THERE IS AN ATMOSPHERE OF EXCITEMENT HERE. ))
SUPER=01-Douglas Covington/Radford University President; :00
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OUT Q=here.
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The money raised will fund scholarship endowments, academic programs-- as well as upgrade technology.
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groovy music under


ANCHOR=Jean
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Whether you liked the older episodes or the newer ones, Trekkies take note: this weekend is for you.
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(PATRICK AD LIB)
SUPER=22-Glenvar;

STOCKS BUMP NEXT

5-Rising-Star


ANCHOR=Jean
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Science Fiction fans across the region and across the Galaxy are gathering in Roanoke County for Rising Star 6. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans beams this report back to us from a place where the here-and-now meets the future.
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SUPER=22-Roanoke Co.;
SUPER=01-BarBara Luna/"Marlena" from Star Trek;
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DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
Forecasts
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SUPER=330-Clearing And/Cooler/55-58/Mostly Sunny/Wind SE-10/70-72;
SUPER=331-Evening Clouds/Then Clear/52-56/Mostly Sunny/Not As Warm/70-74;
SUPER=332-Partly Cloudy/Fog Late/50-52/Turning/Mostly Sunny/72-74;
SUPER=333-Mostly Clear/Wind NE-10/50-52/Sunny/Wind SE-10/68-72;
SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/Fog Late/50-52/Mostly Sunny/Wind Light/70-74;
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health music under


ANCHOR=Jean
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Fifteen games are featured tonight on Friday Football Extra-- Mike has the roster in tonight's Ticker.
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- We'll introduce you to people who suffer from Bridge Phobia--
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Imagine living across Maryland's Chesapeake Bay Bridge...and dealing with four miles of terror.
We'll tell you how they're getting to the other side.
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((WHEN I'M DRIVING I FEEL LIKE I'M GOING TO BE DANGEROUS. ))
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health bump
Comm Break#3


six-preview


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Good Afternoon, Keith Humphry here..
Here's a look at what's coming up on News 7 at Six.
The Roanoke County Police and the Game and Inland Fisheries Department want you to come out and take your best shot.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


County Police are hosting their annual open house.
And the Game Wardens are bringing the FATS Machine.
The Fire Arms Training System is a shooting simulator which wardens use for hunter education.
These simulators are also used for law enforcement training.
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ANCHOR=Keith


We'll take aim in about 40-minutes on News 7 at Six.
double boxes Jean/Keith


Tomorrow, Jean you can test the simulator yourself....
ANCHOR=Jean


Thanks Keith...

5-Flight-Attendants


ANCHOR=Connie
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300-million dollars -- that's how much the tobacco industry is paying to settle a suit by 60-thousand flight attendants.
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SUPER=03-Miami; :


They say secondhand smoke made them sick, but they won't receive any of the money.
It goes to medical research.
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SOT 13:11:05
IN Q=I have been

((PATTY YOUNG/FLIGHT ATTENDANT: I HAVE BEEN FLYING AS A FLIGHT ATTENDANT FOR ONE CARRIER SINCE 1966, AND I STARTED WORKING TO GET SMOKING OFF THE AIRPLANE SINCE 1970. SO I WORKED ON IT FOR ABOUT 28 YEARS AND IT TOOK ABOUT 20 YEARS TO FIND ANY LAWYER THAT WOULD EVEN TALK TO US ABOUT HANDLING THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT LAWSUIT CASE. ))
SUPER=01-Patty Young/Flight Attendant; :
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VO-NAT


THe ruling will allow flight attendants who worked as far back as the 1930's-- or their survivors-- to now sue the tobacco industry.
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5-Alternative-Med


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-43
GRAPHIC=alt. medicine


Doctors and scientists testified before a senate subcommittee yesterday to push for better government support of alternative medicine.
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VO-NAT


Even though there is an office of Alternative Medicine... witnesses said a National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research -- on par with the National Institutes of Health -- should be formed.
Experts estimate that half of all "baby boomers" use alternative therapies.
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5-Baby-Signs


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-45
GRAPHIC=child development


Before babies learn to talk, it can be difficult to communicate with them-- so some parents are resorting to a form of language that doesn't require speech-- sign language.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Urbanna, IL; :


It worked in the Singleton household--
Jenny Singleton's parents are deaf-- so she passed down sign language to her son Oliver.
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SOT 10:33:24
IN Q=Oliver

((JENNY SINGLETON/MOTHER: OLIVER LOVES STAR WARS. BY THE TIME HE WAS ONE HE SIGNS LIKE SLEEP, BED, MORE. FROM THEN ON HE STARTED SPEAKING AND HAD A HUGE VOCABULARY AT A VERY YOUNG AGE. )) ((CATHY WARNES/SPEECH PATHOLOGIST: WE ALL SEE THE CHILD THAT'S LEARNING HOW TO WAVE, THEY'LL WAVE BEFORE THEY EVEN SAY BYE BYE, THEY'LL SHAKE THEIR HEAD NO BEFORE THEY CAN SAY NO. AND KIDS ARE ABLE TO IMITATE AND USE GESTURES ALOT FASTER THAN THEY'RE ABLE TO COORDINATE THEIR LIPS AND THEIR TONGUE TO SEQUENCE SPEECH SOUNDS. ))
SUPER=01-Jenny Singleton/Mother; :06
SUPER=01-Cathy Warnes/Speech Pathologist; :19
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VO-NAT


And for some parents, gesturing can take away some of the frustation on both ends-- before they can communicate with words.
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5-Bridge-Phobia


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-44
GRAPHIC=phobia


Maybe you've driven across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland-- it connects the mainland with the popular eastern shore.
While more than 20-million vehicles are expected to cross the bridge this year-- some commuters won't go near it.
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SUPER=01-Aleese Murik/Bridge Phobic; :53
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SOT 10:42:50
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((I START SWEATING, MY PALMS GET SWEATY MY KNUCKLES TURN WHITE, I HYPERVENTILATE, I FEEL LIKE I'M HAVING A HEART ATTACK. ))
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OUT Q=a heart attack.


Some drivers face such serious bridge phobia-- that with this bridge, police have taken the unusual step of agreeing to drive them across.
Last year, authorities chauffered nearly two-thousand terrified travellers across the huge spans.
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SOT 10:43:43
IN Q=It's just that

((DANIEL NOWAK, BRIDGE PHOBIC: IT'S JUST THAT I DON'T FEEL I'M COMPLETELY IN CONTROL WHEN I'M GOING OVER THE BRIDGE. WHEN YOU LOOK DOWN//NO SHOULDERS OR ANYTHING.))
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OUT Q=shoulders or anything.


-- And phobics complain that at 4 miles, it's too long...and at 18 stories high, it's too tall.
On this day, Aleese Murik is going to try to conquer her fears, with help from a therapist who has actually started a business called The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Anxiety Project.
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SOT 10:44:26
IN Q=I feel my

((ALEESE MURIK/BRIDGE PHOBIC: I FEEL MY WHOLE BODY TENSING UP AND IT BASICALLY LANDS IN MY STOMACH, AND I FEEL LIKE I START TO HYPERVENTILATE AND I CAN'T BREATHE. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=can't breathe.


They begin their work with Murik riding as a passenger across the bridge...using controlled breathing, trying to take Murik's mind off the task at hand...all the while rating Murik's anxiety level.
As she nears the end, she knows she's almost back on solid ground.
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SOT 10:45:15
IN Q=What's your level

((WHAT'S YOUR LEVEL RIGHT NOW? RIGHT NOW IT'S ABOUT A TWO. AND DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE? YES, OVER THE BRIDGE. YOU'RE OVER THE BRIDGE. THAT'S TERRIFIC CONGRATULATIONS. THANK YOU. ))
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OUT Q=thank you.

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Connie VO-NAT


An important first step-- but the phobia isn't conquered until she can cross this bridge when she comes to it-- all alone.
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2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


In Sports...this weekend's race in Alabama is a must for the drivers in the points hunt.
ANCHOR=Connie


Mike starts on the track, and takes to the gridiron and the ice in tonight's Ticker.

S5-Talladega


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The weekend is here and the Winston Cup cars are in Alabama this weekend for the Diehard 500.
SS=TALLADEGA


Qualifying is only about halfway over at this hour, so we won't have a complete rundown of the top 25 qualifiers until six.
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SUPER=03-Talladega, AL; :00


But this is a big weekend for a number of folks including a driver who has been fading fast in the recent week, Terry Labonte.
The defending Winston Cup champion started dead last in Charlotte last Sunday and he's slipped to sixth in the points race coming into Talladega.
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IN Q="WEll, ...

((TERRY LABONTE/DEFENDING WINSTON CUP CHAMP:))
SUPER=01-Terry Labonte/Defending Winston Cup Champ; :00
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=...all the time."
ANCHOR=Mike
SS=TALLADEGA


Don't forget you can watch the race Sunday starting at 12:30 right here on Your Hometown Station.

S5-FFE


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The Friday Football Extra party wagon rolls on tonight as our crews are already on their way to a number of tonight's venues.
We'll have highlights of 15 games in all for you tonight at 11:35.
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IN Q=First team
RUNS=:29
OUT Q=.....last team."



S5-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ICE-98
GRAPHIC=EXPRESS


Area fans will get their first look at the Express tonight as they host Richmond in the first of two home exhibition games this weekend.
And for some of the players in camp this is their final weekend to impress before final cuts are made.
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((DAVE GAGNON/EXPRESS GOALIE:))
SUPER=01-Dave Gagnon/Express Goalie; :00
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OUT Q=...THEIR OWN BREAKS."
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=express


Tonight's game start at 7:30. Sunday's game with Hampton Roads begins at 6. pinnacle page full (1050)
And tomorrow at 3:30 you can watch the Tennessee Vols and Georgia Bulldogs play right here on your Hometown Station LIVE from Knoxville.
Have a safe weekend folks.
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5-Meteor


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJa
TAPE#NET-C
GRAPHIC=NONE


Here's something you don't see very often- a meteor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-El Paso, TX;


But one was captured on videotape in El Paso, Texas.
All eyes looked to the sky to catch a glimpse.
Area residnets were startled by a loud boom and a bright flash in the sky yesterday.
Windows rattled and homes shook as the meteor roared to the earth.
Officials at the McDonald Observatory say it's rare to see a meteor as bright as this one in daylight hours.
The meteor apparently hit land about 27 miles from El Paso- leaving an acre of scorched earth. (----------------)