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Coming up on News 7-
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"She's ok mom" just one note from a local passenger aboard the cruise ship that caught fire.
News 7's Keith Humphry is in L-A along with some Bedford vets- We'll hear from them as they head to a movie premiere.
and we'll check out a future alternative to the bar scene in Southside.
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News 7 is next.


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Good Evening.
Federal investigators are trying to figure out what caused a Carnival cruise ship to catch fire-
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Investigators say they'll also look at the ship's sprinkler systems and the possible language barrier on board the ship between crew and passengers.
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News 7's Keith Humphry is in Los Angeles- He's catching up with Bedford D-day vets.
They're in L-A for the premiere of the movie "Saving Private Ryan."
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Actress Jodie Foster's a new mom. She gave birth to a healthy baby boy Monday.
The oscar winning actress has not revealed who the father is.
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Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

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((ROBERT FRANCIS/NTSB CHAIRMAN: WE'VE BEEN VERY CONCEREND ABOUT THE ISSUE OF SPRINKLER SYSTEMS, WE'VE BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT ALARMS AND ALARM SYSTEMS WE'VE BEEN CONCERENED ABOUT CREW REACTION.))
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The National Transportation Safety Board begins investigating the fire aboard a Carnival Cruise ship.
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Good Evening.
Federal investigators want to know why the ships on board system did not put the fire out- Instead it took coast guard ships two hours to douse the blaze.
NTSB unvestigators will visit the ship tomorrow.
Meanwhile, a Roanoke woman is relieved her children are safe.
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About 60 people suffered from smoke inhalation during the fire.
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But Elizabeth Whitlock says her kids are safe in a Miami Hotel.
Her daughter Chrissy and son Tim were on board with their grandparents.
Tim's room was just down the hall from the laundry area where the fire started.
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((ELIZABETH WHITLOCK/PARENT; HE WAS IN HIS ROOM WHEN THE FIRE BROKE OUT, HE AND 3 OTHER BOYS WERE IN THE ROOM AND STARTED SMELLING SMOKE, AND THEN SAW THE SMOKE COME THROUGH THE AIR CONDITIONING VENTS INTO THE ROOM, SO THEY WENT OUT INTO THE HALLWAY, WHICH WAS FILLED WITH SMOKE AND THEY WEREN'T EXACTLY SURE WHERE TO GO.))
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The President of Carnival Cruise Lines says a welder's spark could have started the fire.
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[Gilmore-Schools]


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The state Board of Education hasn't even set the passing scores.
But Governor Jim Gilmore's already reaching out to schools that might have trouble passing the new Standards of Learning tests.
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The Governor told school board members from around the state today he'd be setting up three "best practice" resource centers to help train teachers.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: AS WE KNOW, OUR SCHOOLS WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR OUR STUDENTS' PERFORMANCE IN THE YEAR 2006. AT THAT POINT IN TIME, ALL SCHOOLS IN VIRGINIA WILL BE EXPECTED TO HAVE AT LEAST 70 PERCENT OF THEIR STUDENTS PASSING THE SOL TESTS. THAT'S WHY WE'RE EXTENDING A HELPING HAND TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES NOW.))
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((SEN. EMILY COURIC/D-CHARLOTTESVILLE: I'M DELIGHTED THAT THE GOVERNOR HAS DECIDED TO FOLLOW THE LEAD OF THE COMMISSION ON THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION WITH REGARD TO LENDING A HAND FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.))
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The first "best practice" centers will be in Marion, Farmville, and Harrisonburg.

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The decision to allow gays and lesbians to be part of the Big Brothers- Big Sisters program has generated controversy in Lynchburg.
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The policy was put into effect in April.
Director Mike Daly says they simply wanted to let people know that ANYONE- gay or straight- can apply to be a mentor.
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((MIKE DALY/BIG BROTHERS DIRECTOR: WE WOULD JUST EMPHASIZE THAT THIS IS A NON- DISCRIMINATION POLICY, THIS DOES IN NO WAY SHOW ENDORSEMENT OR APPROVAL OF THE HOMOSEXUAL LIFESTYLE.)) ((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U. CHANCELLOR: UNFORTUNATELY IT LOOKS AS THOUGH BIG BROTHERS- BIG SISTERS IS NOT GOING TO REVERSE A BAD DECISION, AND WE THEREFORE CAN NO LONGER BE A PART OF IT.))
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Falwell says the 24 Liberty University students who volunteer with Big Brothers will be asked to drop out of the program.
Liberty also plans to start its own Christian version of the Big Brothers program.
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A Montgomery County man released from prison one week ago is back behind bars.
Authorities say 33-year old Mark Todd Showalter broke into a woman's house Saturday morning in Plum Creek and tried to rape her.
Investigators say the incident is similar to a second attack several hours later in which a woman was forcibly raped.
However, no charges have been filed in connection with the second incident.

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Secret Serivce agents went before a grand jury today investigating the Monica Lewinsky case.
Their testimony took longer than expected forcing a delay in the appearance of Lary Cockell- President Clinton's main bodyguard is scheduled to testify on Thursday.
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Defense Seretary William Cohen said today there is NO evidence that U-S troops used a deadly nerve gas against American defectors in Vietnam.
Cohen says a CNN report damaged reputations of the men involved in the Tailwind operations.
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((WILLIAM COHEN DEFENSE SECRETARY : THERE IS NO HINT, NOD WINK OR SUBLIMINAL REFERENCE TO SUCH A MISSION.)) [RUNS05]
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CNN has since retracted the story.
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The United States may let the alleged bombers of Pan Am Flight 103 be tried in another country.
Libyan leader (Mo-a-mar Ka-dah-ffi) Moammar Gadhafi has refused to let the two Libyan suspects be tried in AMerican or British courts.
The mother of one of the 270 victim says the U-S is giving in to Libya.
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She's played many parts on the big screen.
Now Jodie Foster is a mom in real life.
The actress gave birth to a baby boy Monday- Charles Foster weighed in at seven and half pounds.
Foster's movie credits include "The Accused" and "Silence of the lambs."
This is Foster's first child.
The 35-year old actress has not revealed who the father is.
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[Private-Ryan]


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From the beaches of Normandy to a Hollywood premier.
D-Day veterans are mixing with the Hollywood elite as they get a sneak peak at the film "Saving Private Ryan."
Keith Humphrey has the story from Los Angeles.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Andrew in the Chromakey [WX1]

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Increasing traffic is taking its toll on Interstate 81.
V-DOT is asking for input on how to make the highway safer and less congested.
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And
Going out for a drink after work could take on a different meaning if one Danville group has anything to say about it.
We'll tell you about plans to build an alternative to the bar scene when the news continues.
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((Ho Ho Ho Jean this is Mike Stevens and Santa dropped in on the Avalanche tonight to give them another win.
Griffey hits his 40th dinger as well this evening.
Plus, the Primestar car is changing wheel men sooner than expected. All that plus City County golf tonight in sports.))
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Plans to widen Interstate 81 from Wythe County to Natural Bridge are moving right along.
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V-DOT held its second meeting this week to give residents an opportunity to view the plans and voice their opinion.


The idea is to make the road safer and less congested for traffic through the year two- thousand twenty.
V-DOT's resident engineer says depending on the area some places need one additional lane while others are in need of more.
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((DAN BRUGH/VDOT RESIDENT ENGINEER:IT VARIES ACCORDING TO THE TRAFFIC IN AN AREA, THROUGHOUT PULASKI COUNTY AND HALF OF MONTGOMERY, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT ADDING ONE ADDITIONAL LANE IN EACH DIRECTION FROM CHRISTIANSBURG BACK INTO ROANOKE AND INTO BOTETOURT THE NEED IS THERE FOR MORE THAN ONE LANE IN EACH DIRECTION. ))
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Another meeting is scheduled for tomorrow in Roanoke from four until 7-pm.
A comment session is also scheduled for Thursday in Natural Bridge.
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Have you ever heard young adults complain there's nothing to do? No place to hang-out?
A group of young Christians in Danville says the bar and club scene isn't for them.
They want a more relaxed late-night alternative.
As Christy Hubley tells us, they've decided to make it happen themselves.
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(( Many young adults in Danville resort to cruisin' Riverside Drive for lack of something better to do at night.
This small group of young Christians wants another option.
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((BECKY POWELL/FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: WE HAVE SOME BARS AND HANG-OUT SORT OF PLACES BUT IF YOU WANT A DIFFERENT ATMOSPHERE LIKE YOU'RE SEEING IN NEW YORK AND DC THAT'S GROWING WE DON'T HAVE THAT HERE.)) [RUNS:12]
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They're soliciting the help of Jammin' Java-- a Maryland-based ministry that runs non-profit coffee houses.
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((BECKY POWELL/FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: JAMMIN JAVA IS RUN BY CHRISTIANS BUT ITS NOT A BEAT YOU OVER THE HEAD WITH A BIBLE SORT OF ATMOSPHERE.)) [RUNS:07]
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Donna Talbert knows a coffee house in Danville is a novel idea.
She opened the Main Street Coffee Emporium almost four-years ago to some skepticism.
Now she has a loyal clientele.
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These young adults hope Jammin' Java will see similar success while offering live music and late-night fellowship.

Talbert isn't worried about competition-- the two coffee houses would cater different crowds.
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((DONNA TALBERT/MAIN STREET COFFEE EMPORIUM: WE DON'T DO THAT AT THIS POINT. IF WE DID I STILL THING THERE'S A GREAT NEED FOR WHAT THEY'RE OFFERING. AND THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE SAYING I WOULD SUPPORT IT. I CERTAINLY WOULD. I'D LIKE TO GO.)) [RUNS:14]
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Jammin' Java's first customer.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.))
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There's no timeline for bringing Jammin' Java to Danville.
The young Christians spear-heading the project say they're still looking for a place to put it.
They must also raise local donations for monthly operational costs.



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The mercury will continue to rise this week, but that's not stopping Christmas fesivites around the world,
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Even in Salem, where the Avalanche hosted "Christmas in July."
We'll have the holiday festivities coming up after this break.
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Temperatures locally and across the nation are on the rise.
But people at tonight's Salem Avalanche baseball game were thinking cool.
David Johnson explains.
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(([NAT-SOUND/CAROLLERS] [RUNS08] Christmas carollors and Santa Claus in the summer at a baseball game? The holiday decorations and music were all part of the Avalanche's "Christmas in July" toy collecting campaign.
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((TRACY BESKID/COMMUNITY RELATIONS DIRECTOR; BASICALLY, WHAT WE'VE DONE IS ASK PEOPLE TO BRING IN AN UNWRAPPED TOY. AND IF THEY DO, WHAT THEY GET IS A DOLLAR OFF ON BOX AND RESERVED SEATS. AND THAT UNWRAPPED TOY, IN TURN, WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE U-S MARINES, WITH THEIR TOYS FOR TOTS PROGRAM. AND THOSE TOYS WILL BE TURNED OVER TO MARINES AND THE LESS FORTUNATE CHILDREN AROUND THE HOLIDAY TIME.)) [RUNS19]
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The effort helped some forget about the heat momentarily.
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((SHARON STEVENS/BASEBALL FAN; THE SONGS AND THE BREEZE AND EVERYTHING, IT DOES FEEL A LITTLE COOL RIGHT NOW. BUT I WISH IT WAS A LITTLE BIT COOLER RIGHT NOW.)) [RUNS07]
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((DAVID BAYSINGER/BASEBALL FAN; OH YEAH. I THINK SO. I'M READY FOR SOME SNOW ACTUALLY.)) [RUNS05]
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[STAND-UP/19:52:09] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; AT LEAST ONE OTHER PERSON AT THIS BALLPARK WISHES IT WAS CHRISTMASTIME. AND THAT'S THE AVALANCHE MASCOT MUGSY.)) [RUNS07] When it's this warm outside, the temperatures inside that costume climb to over 120 degrees. [NAT-SOUND/18:50:23] [RUNS06] Mugsy has NO air conditioning and little ventilation. He beats the heat by drinking plenty of water and eating small meals, loaded with potassium. Still, Mugsy sweats off about seven pounds a night. David Johnson, News 7, Salem.)) [Forecasts]
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Avalanche hilites from the yard in Salem, along with another bomb by Griffey in the bigs.
Musgrave is getting the Primestar boot sooner than he thought plus, Bimbo talks about the lockout in the NBA, and we'll check out round one of the women's City County.
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But first the second & final round of the Commonwealth Games golf event finished up early this evening at Hanging Rock.
Matt Hanshew from Atkins won the 17 & 18 year old title with a 148 total.
He beat Ryan Greer and Tommy Serva. but 15 & 16 year old bracket winner Brent Dyson had the low total with a 147.
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It was Christmas in July last night in Salem as the Avalanche hosted the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
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Santa Claus was in the house last night to make his rounds for the toys for tots campaign that got its earliest start ever in the valley last night. The Avalanche got off to a quick start on both sides of the ball last night, as well. Here's a great pick off throw by catcher Blake Barthol with an even quicker return by Doug Livingston to nail Pat Hallmark at the plate to retire the Blue Rocks in the first. Barthol seemed to be everywhere as he jacks this triple to right center scoring Doug Livingston to make it a 1 to 0 game after the first. But the Blue Rocks would pull even on this error by
[SUPER=37-Wilmington/3/Salem/4;]

Avalanche third baseman Clint Bryant making it one a piece at the end of the third inning. However the Avalanche would hold on to win 4 to 3.
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In the big leagues last night we head to St. Petersburg, Florida where
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Ken Griffey nailed his 40th homer on the season to deep center field to lead the Mariners to an 8-to-3 win over the Devil Rays.
He also had an rbi double and a single.
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In Atlanta Jimmy Carter was in the house as Greg Maddux squared off against Kerry Wood.
Wood won the duel tossing a 5 hitter and striking out 11 as the Cubs win it 3-to-nothing.
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The Texas Motor Speedway will host a news conference today in which Roush racing will announce that Ted Musgrave is exiting the Primestar Ford before season's end.
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[VO-NAT]
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The car will taken over by Kevin Lepage, the former rookie of the year contender in Michigan for the August 16th Pepsi 400 at the track.
Primestar picked Texas for the announcement because it also will unveil plans to sponsor the Cup race at the track in 1999.
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The players and owners got back together and talked a bit today as them try to resolved their differences in the ongoing NBA lockout that is nearly three weeks old.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Last Night; :00]


Former Tech star and now Golden State Warrior Bimbo Coles, who at the Avalanche game last night, and he had this to say about the labor woes.
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Eight owners are prepared to sit out the upcoming season. Under the old collective bargaining agreement, owners had the right to seek a new deal if player payrolls exceeded 52 percent of all team revenue.
That figure was at 57 percent last season.
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The lockout has reduced the players to doing nothing more than playing pick up games.
That's fine now, but if nothing is resolved by the time the season starts look out for the wrath of the fan.
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Also, the Hornets and First Union announced tonight that they have agreed to a five year contract that will link the two together promotionally beyond the year 2000.

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Still to come on the Tuesday night sports here on the Big 7 - highlights from the first round of women's city-county
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Plus, Steve Mason checks in with an area football camp that is teaching kids how to block out more than the opposition.
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The first round of the women's City County golf championship produced an expected first round leader.
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Hidden Valley's Dot Bolling is on top after the first 18.
Bolling is going for her fourth straight title and shot a 70 today.
Marilyn Bussey and Brenda King-Harvey are tied for second with a 74.
King-Harvey says the heat didn't play that big of a role in her game.
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The participants are broken up into two flights.
Sixteen year old Jennifer Fowlkes is the youngest in the tournment and she's playing in the second flight with a 12 handicap.
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The three day tournament continues tomorrow when the women tee off at Hanging Rock and then they finish up at Botetourt on Thursday.
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Salem wasn't the only place celebrating Christmas in July.
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More than 100 Santas took part in the 35th annual World Santa Claus Congress in Denmark.
Santas along with many elves marched in a parade to Christmas music.
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After a long day of spreading Christmas cheer these Santa's do something that they can not do in the North Pole... Take a cool relaxing dip in the ocean.
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