[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Congress prepares to reopen for business today in the wake of Friday's fatal shooting.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a Campbell County Sheriff's Deputy is in stable condition now, after being stabbed Saturday evening.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


After a weekend of temperatures held back in the 70s and 80s, we're expecting another mild day around here.
Only a small opportunity for showers southside-- the rest us will stay dry.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News-7 Mornin is next.

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A special honor is planned for the two Capitol police officers killed in Friday's shooting.
The bodies of Jacob Chestnut and John Gibson will lie in the Capitol rotunda tomorrow.
That's an honor usually reserved only for presidents and national heroes.
Lee Cowan has the latest on the shooting from Captiol
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Capitol Hill/Yesterday;:00]
[SUPER=01-Joey Weston/Suspect's Mother; :25]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; :38]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Don Nickles/(R) Oklahoma; :48]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Dave Nichols/Capitol Hill Police; 1:06]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.]

(( SUNDAY MORNING ON CAPITOL HILL. TOURISTS CONTINUE TO COME - NOT FOR A HISTORY LESSON ON DEMOCRACY, BUT FOR A QUIET MOMENT TO REFLECT ON ITS PRICE.
(( NAT SHOOTING? ))
AS FUNERAL PREPARATIONS CONTINUE FOR THE TWO SLAIN OFFICERS, JACOB CHESNUT AND JOHN GIBSON, HOSPITAL SPOKESMAN SAY RUSSELL WESTON, THE MAN ACCUSED OF GUNNING THEM DOWN, IS FEELING BETTER. FOR HIS PARENTS, THE FEELING GETS EVEN WORSE.
"We are so sorry --- children that are left."


TALK OF SECURITY AT THE CAPITOL BUILDING IN THE WAKE OF FRIDAY'S SHOOTING IS FOCUSING IN ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR VISITOR CENTER. A WAY TO FUNNEL THOUSANDS OF TOURSITS IN AND OUT OF THE BUILDING, IN A WAY MUCH MORE RESTRICTED THAN IT IS NOW.
SEN. DON NICKLES//R-OK: "The numbers of people visiting the capitol have been growing, I think fairly substantially. And to accommodate all the people, a visitor's centers might be able to facilitate that."
BUT FOR THOSE WHO QUESTION WHAT, IF ANYTHING MORE COULD OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE, THE ANSWER STILL SEEMS TO BE RESOUNDING NO.
SGT. DAVE NICHOLS//CAPTIOL HILL POLICE :"Security did what it was supposed to - to do their jobs."
TWO OFFICERS WHO'S FAMILY'S LIVES HAVE FOREVER CHANGED. SO HAS RUSTY WESTON'S FAMILY - ANOTHER CASUALTY OF AN APPARENTLY SICK MIND.
JOEY WESTON/SUSPECT'S MOTHER: `We've lost him - we've lost him."
LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-44]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Friday's shooting at the Capitol has some calling for tougher gun control laws. And that has some local gun advocates concerned.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Russell Weston is accused of killing two Capitol police officers.
The National Rifle Association points out that Weston already broke the law when he apparently took the gun from a relative.
Weston is a former mental patient and cannot legally have a gun.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


A local N-R-A member says the focus should be on tightened security at the Capitol not tougher gun control laws.
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[SOT=12:34:19]
[IN Q=I THINK THEY]

((RON YOUNG/NRA AND GOA MEMBER; I THINK THEY NEED TO LOOK AT THIS, IF THIS GENTLEMAN, AND I USE THE TERM GENTLEMAN LOOSELY. A TERRORIST COULD HAVE DONE THIS WITH EVEN MORE FIREPOWER AND BETTER WEAPONS AND MAY HAVE BEEN MORE ORGANIZED AND BETTER TRAINED. SO THEY COULD HAVE DONE A WHOLE LOT MORE DAMAGE. MAYBE THEY NEED TO LOOK AT THEIR SECURITY AND NOT JUST TRYING TO LIMIT THE HONEST CITIZEN.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Young/NRA Member;]
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[OUT Q=THE HONEST CITIZEN.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Young says violent people with criminal intentions will find ways and means to kill if that is their mission.
Weston is in serious condition recovering from his gunshot wounds.

[E-Rudolph-Sighting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-42; 1:26:19]
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Someone in Campbell County thinks they may have spotted bombing suspect Eric Robert Rudolph.
Police put out a bulletin in Campbell and Pittsylvania Counties last night.
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[VO-NAT]


The sighting occurred along route 29, just north of exit 43 near Altavista.
Pittsylvania County officials say Campbell County called them and said someone called and reported seeing the vehicle Eric Rudolph is believed to be driving, a white pickup truck with a camper shell.
[SUPER=@File]


Rudolph is wanted in connection with an abortion clinic bombing in Atlanta, and is also wanted for questioning in connection with the Olympic Park bombing which occurred two years ago.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=none]


Officials passed the report on to the F-B-I.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-41]
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A Campbell County deputy is now in stable condition after being stabbed on Saturday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Saturday;]


Deputy Rodney Thompson was stabbed in his left shoulder after chasing a suspect down Timberlake Road.
Thompson and other police were responding to a complaint from an audio store employee, who said a customer was acting strangely.
Thompson caught up with the man and recovered a handgun.
The man then ran and a chase and struggle ensued.
Shortly after stabbing the officer, the suspect was taken to the Lynchburg Annex Jail.
The deputy was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital.
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[SOT=20:02:20]
[IN Q=CERTAINLY IT'S]

((CAPT. MIKE HARRIS/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: CERTAINLY IT'S UPSETTING TO THE DEPARTMENT AND FAMILY OF THE VICTIM. THE CRIMINAL PORTION OF THIS CASE IS BEING HANDLED BY THE LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT. AND WE'VE TAKEN PRECAUTIONS THAT ARE NECESSARY TO TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Mike Harris/Campbell Co. Sheriff's Office;]
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[OUT Q=OUR OWN PEOPLE.]
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[VO-NAT]

Police arrested 22-year old Allen Hawkins of Rustburg. He's being held without bond and is charged with attempted capital murder.
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[1-Sports]


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[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, everyone, including Roy Stanley, shows up at Redskins training camp.
Denise Allen has more.
Good Morning Denise.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Last week a Carnival Cruise ship caught fire-- now it's at a Virginia port for repairs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Off Newport News;]


The cruise ship Ecstasy arrived at a repair facility in Newport News yesterday.
Work crews will fix the fire-damaged stern, the ship will be out of service until at least August third.
Two Roanoke teenagers and a woman from Covington were among the passengers on the ship when it caught fire off the coast of Florida.
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[6-Henry-Development]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-51; 39:42]
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Henry County officials say a candy bar and a creative ad campaign are raising hopes for sweet economic success.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


Launched as the DuPont plant was closing, the ads featured Oh Henry candy bars and the theme, "We're Hungry for Work."
Sherry Ramsey, executive director of the Patrick Henry Development Council says the ads have generated lots of interest, and a number of serious leads.
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[SOT UB 13:47:15]
[IN Q=Actually, we're working on]

((SHERRY RAMSEY/PATRICK HENRY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL: ACTUALLY WE'RE WORKING SEVERAL LEADS RIGHT NOW FROM COMPANIES THAT ARE LOOKING TO RELOCATE OR EXPAND THEIR COMPANIES INTO THIS AREA, SO THAT'S VERY PROMISING. AND ALSO WE JUST DID A DIRECT MAIL CAMPAIGN TO 8700 COMPANIES IN PLASTICS AND ELECTRONICS, SO WE'RE STILL GETTING PHONE CALLS ON THAT AND STILL DOING A LOT OF FOLLOW-UP, BUT WE'RE EXTREMELY EXCITED ABOUT IT. I THINK IT'S VERY POSITIVE FOR THE COMMUNITY.))
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[OUT Q=very positive for the community.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The Oh Henry campaign was conceived by the Roanoke firm, John Lambert Associates... It was carried out with the permission of Nestle, the manufacturer of the Oh Henry candy bars.

[Common-Sense]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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When you check up on how your mutual fund is performing, you should be doing more than just looking at numbers.
Scott Goldberg tells us why in this week's Common Sense.
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[SUPER=@Scott1; 00]
[SUPER=01-Ben Hartman/Edward Jones Stockbroker;14]
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((
Do you think about the person or group of people who manage your mutual funds?
You should.
Especially if there's a change in management -- because every manager has his own strategy.
Stockbroker Ben Hartman explains why it's important to know who manages your fund.
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[SOT 13 57 49]

["Hartman" tape]
[IN Q=simply means]

((BEN HARTMAN/EDWARD JONES STOCKBROKER: IF IT'S MANAGED BY ONE INDIVIDUAL AND THAT INDIVIDUAL STEPS DOWN FROM THE MANAGEMENT OF THE FUND YOU CERTAINLY WANT TO BE AWARE OF WHO'S GOING TO ASSUME THAT RESPONSIBILITY, WHAT THEIR INVESTMENT PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES ARE TO MAKE SURE THAT GOING FORWARD, THAT NEW MANAGER'S PHILOSOPHY LINES UP WITH WHAT YOUR OBJECTIVES AND GOALS ARE .)) [RUNS 20]
[OUT Q=objectives and goals are]

[]
That's this week's Common Sense.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news this morning yet another reason to quit smoking.
And this time it may have men throwing out the cigarettes.
Maggie Cooper has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Maggie Cooper/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file;:06 ]
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((
GOOD MORNING.
MEN WHO SMOKE MAY NOW HAVE ANOTHER REASON TO KICK THE HABIT.
VT=VO

((vo))
RESEARCHERS AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY SAY SMOKING COULD REDUCE THE SIZE OF A MAN'S ERECTION.
PRELIMINARY FINDINGS OF A STUDY INVOLVING 200 MEN SHOW THAT SMOKING RESTRICTS BLOOD FLOW TO THE SEXUAL ORGAN... IN THE SAME WAY IT DOES TO THE HEART.
ANTI-SMOKING ADVOCATES SAY THIS MAY BE THE ONE THING THAT GETS STUBBORN SMOKERS TO QUIT.//
VT=VO

((vo))
ALL EYES WILL BE ON THE SENATE THIS WEEK...
AS IT PONDERS HEALTH PLAN LEGISLATION PASSED BY THE HOUSE ON FRIDAY.
PRESIDENT CLINTON WILL MOST LIKELY VETO THE REPUBLICAN-SPONSORED BILL BECAUSE IT DOESN'T GIVE PATIENTS ENOUGH LEEWAY TO SUE THEIR HMO.
BUT G-O-P LEADERS SAY THE ADDED LAWSUITS WOULD DRIVE UP THE COST OF INSURANCE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
A PROGRAM IN TEXAS IS HELPING PATIENTS MAKE THE TRANSITION FROM HOSPITAL TO HOME.
THIS IS NOT SOMEONE'S APARTMENT.. BUT AN ACTUAL REHAB CENTER AT METROPOLITAN METHODIST HOSPITAL IN SAN ANTONIO.
THE CENTER HELPS PEOPLE RECOVERING FROM SURGERY AND STROKES RE-LEARN EVERYDAY SKILLS...LIKE COOKING.
THE MAKE-BELIEVE APARTMENT IS SO WELL-EQUIPPED THAT SOME PATIENTS EVEN SPEND THE NIGHT THERE...BEFORE HEADING OFF TO THEIR REAL HOMES.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MAGGIE COOPER, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Lawmakers will open their week by honoring the two Capitol Hill police officers killed Friday.
Also today, the suspect in the shootings, Russell Weston Junior, is to have a hearing on charges of killing a federal officer.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Bombing suspect Eric Rudolph may have crossed the state line into Virginia.
Rudolph was reportedly spotted in Campbell County last night.
Authorities were alerted in both Campbell and Pittsylvania Counties.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


A lot of would-be millionaires will be doing a lot of standing in line this week.
Powerball fever is raging in anticipation of Wednesday's record 250 million-dollar jackpot drawing.
Powerball tickets can be purchased in West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday July 27th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




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[2-capitol-shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
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In Washington D-C, a hearing is planned in federal court later today for the accused Capitol gunman.
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[VO-NAT]

[4:03:48(picture)]
Rusell Weston is charged with killing two capitol police officers on Friday.
Weston remains hospitalized this morning recovering from gunshot woundssuffered during the attack.
[SUPER=03-Valmeyer, IL;]


His parents are waiting for the F-B-I's permission to visit their son.
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[SOT]

[4:06:51]
[IN Q=]

((OUT OF TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY MILLION PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES, IT HAD TO BE OUR SON. I JUST COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. WE'RE JUST SO SORRY FOR THE PEOPLE HE SHOT AND THEIR FAMILIES. ))
[SUPER=01-Russell Weston, Sr./Father; ]
[SUPER=01-Joey Weston/Mother; :05]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=OF THE DEPARTMENT.]
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[VO-NAT]

[4:20:31]
Meantime, Congressional honors are in the works for the two officers.
Tomorrow, the officers coffins will be placed in the rotunda for the day.
That's an honor usually reserved only for presidents and national heroes.
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[GM-STRIKE]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Strike]


A weekend of non-stop talks has produced some progress, but not enough to end the costly strikes against General Motors.
Negotiations are to resume later today in Michigan.
Meanwhile, G-M plans to reopen a Kentucky plant, using outside parts -- a sore point with the union.
Maureen Maher reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Flint, MI; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gerald Knechtel/Vice President, General Motors; :48]
[SUPER=01-Donna Shampine/Striking Worker; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Dick Shoemaker/Vice-President, UAW; 1:26]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, Flint, MI;]

(( It was the closest thing to a working assembly line.. striking UAW members in Flint have seen in more than 50 days. The workers cheered as a caravan of a dozen trucks hauling a key piece of machinery--stamping dies, pulled back into one of the two General Motors plants being struck.
VO: The dies are used to make parts for the number one automaker's key big truck vehicles for the 1999 model year. G-M pulled the dies out of Metal Fab before the walkout and shipped them down to Ohio in an effort to keep the line moving. But, Ohio union members refused the work.
VO: Negotiations have been slow, but on Saturday, as a four-day arbitration hearing on the legality of the strikes wrapped up, G-M and the Union agreed that the dies would be brought back to Flint.

SOT: Gerald Knechtel, Vice President, General Motors "We think it is a

constructive step and comes at a time when we are making progress. We hope to get our people back to work to build our fines cars and trucks and address the needs of our customers."
Though clearly viewed as a union victory, workers are still looking for more concessions from General Motors.
Donna Shampine/Striking Worker
After a marathon bargaining session, UAW Vice-president Dick Shoemaker echoed those same sentiments:
Dick Shoemaker/Vice-President, UAW
STANDUP/Maureen Maher))

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-41]
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The Campbell County deputy stabbed by a suspect on Saturday is now in stable condition.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Saturday;]


Deputy Rodney Thompson was stabbed in his left shoulder after chasing a suspect down Timberlake Road.
Thompson and other police were responding to a complaint from an audio store employee, who said a customer was acting strangely.
Thompson caught up with the man and recovered a handgun.
The man then ran and a chase and struggle ensued.
Shortly after stabbing the officer, the suspect was taken to the Lynchburg Annex Jail.
The deputy was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital.
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[SOT=20:02:20]
[IN Q=CERTAINLY IT'S]

((CAPT. MIKE HARRIS/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: CERTAINLY IT'S UPSETTING TO THE DEPARTMENT AND FAMILY OF THE VICTIM. THE CRIMINAL PORTION OF THIS CASE IS BEING HANDLED BY THE LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT. AND WE'VE TAKEN PRECAUTIONS THAT ARE NECESSARY TO TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Mike Harris/Campbell Co. Sheriff's Office;]
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[OUT Q=OUR OWN PEOPLE.]
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[VO-NAT]

Police arrested 22-year old Allen Hawkins of Rustburg. He's being held without bond and is charged with attempted capital murder.
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[POWERBALL]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
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They say money talks, and a 250-million dollar prize is convincing a lot of people to buy powerball tickets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hammond, IL;]

[4:37:]
No one matched the winning numbers in Saturday's drawing, so the jackpot rolls over until wednesday night.
That has workers at convenience stores and gas stations working overtime as folks line up to purchase more tickets.


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[SOT]

[4:38L41]
[IN Q=]

(( JULIE GUERRA/SHELL STATION WORKER: WE HAVE AT LEAST SIX PEOPLE.., NOT MUCH. ))
[SUPER=01-Julie Guerra/Shell Station Employee;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=not much]
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[VO-NAT]


250-million dollars is the largest lottery prize ever available to a single winner.
The odds of winning are 80 million to one.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Powerball tickets are sold in the District of Columbia and 20 states, including West Virginia.[Three-Steve]


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[E-Bike-Trails]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-46]
[GRAPHIC=Explore Park]

The latest attraction at Explore Park is on the road to success-- thanks to well-constructed hiking and biking trails.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

That according to a member of the International Mountain Bicycling Association. The group served as consultants to park officials last October on how to construct bike trails. The association made a return visit this weekend to give a few lessons on building mountain bike trails and to look at last year's work. One trail builder says the park's trails work well with the environment.
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[SOT=11:27:53]
[IN Q=WE WOULDN'T PUT]

((MIKE RITER/IMBA MEMBER; WE WOULDN'T PUT OUT A TRAIL THAT IS GOING TO NEGATIVELY EFFECT THE ENVIRONMENT. SO AS FAR AS THIS TRAIL GOES, IT'S FINE. IT LAYS, WHAT WE CALL, LIGHTLY ON THE LAND.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Riter/IMBA Member;]
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[OUT Q=on the land.]
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[VO-NAT]

Riter says the next step is to make the trails user-friendly. All of the trails were built with the help of volunteers. The second phase of building 10 to 15 miles of new trails begins in October.
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[Health-Trainer]


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His healing hands can work magic. And by staying one step ahead of the game, he keeps athletes in the game.
Sarah Santoriello introduces us to a backstage member of the Avalanche family.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Being an athletic]
[SUPER=01-Paul Evans/Avalanche Trainer; :42]
[SUPER=20-Sarah/Santoriello; 1:46]
[RUNS=2:26]
[OUT Q=news 7 mornin.]

(( Being an athletic trainer isn't always fun and games. But sometimes it is.
Paul Evans has been a professional trainer for five years. A Master's Degree in Kinesiology from Colorado University led Evans to a stint with CU's nationally ranked football team. And after three years in football, Evans gave it all up to join the Colorado Rockies organization.
He spent last year with the short-season Portland Rockies, before becoming the head trainer for the Salem Avalanche in '98. And although the paperwork and preparation may not seem exciting, Evans admits the job definitely has it's perks.
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[SOT 16:48:01]
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((PAUL EVANS/AVALANCHE TRAINER: IT GETS TO BE KIND OF FUN FOR ME. I GET TO COME OUT AND WATCH BATTING PRACTICE AND BASICALLY JUST BE AROUND IN CASE SOMEONE GETS HURT. AND THEN ONCE THE VISITORS COME OUT TO HIT, GO BACK INSIDE AND STRETCH A FEW GUYS OUT AND GET THEM READY TO PLAY THE GAME, AND THEN COME OUTSIDE AND WATCH A LITTLE BASEBALL. AND IF NOONE GETS HURT, I GET TO SIT IN THE DUGOUT AND ENJOY A GOOD GAME. SO IT WORKS OUT PRETTY WELL FOR ME.)) [RUNS:22]
[OUT Q=pretty well for me.]


A trainer's motto could be "no pain, no gain", as he stretches and manuevers injured bodies to the healing point.
Fans may only get to see him in his most obvious role- the person who jogs out to help an injured player off the field. But Evans traces his work back to basic injury prevention.
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[SOT 16:49:15]
[IN Q=You have to get]

((PAUL EVANS/AVALANCHE TRAINER: YOU HAVE TO GET ON THESE GUYS ABOUT MAKING SURE THEY WATCH WHAT THEY EAT, GET GOOD NUTRITION AND STAY HYDRATED. COME OUT AND STRETCH REALLY WELL BEFORE THEY GET TO THE PARK AND START THROWING THE BALL. MAKE SURE THEY GET REALLY WARMED UP AND GOOD AND LOOSE BEFORE THEY START DOING ANYTHING REALLY STRENUOUS. OBVIOUSLY YOU CAN'T PREVENT EVERY INJURY, BUT IF GUYS AT THIS LEVEL LEARN TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES AND DO WHAT THEY NEED TO DO BEFORE THEY GET OUT ON THE FIELD AND START PLAYING, WE CAN PREVENT A LOT OF THE INJURIES THEY DO GET OUT ON THE FIELD.)) [RUNS:31]
[OUT Q=out on the field.]


In his role as head trainer, Evans exudes confidence, but also knows when it's time to go to the reliever.
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((PAUL EVANS/AVALANCHE TRAINER:AT THIS LEVEL, WE WORK VERY CLOSELY WITH OUR TEAM PHYSICIAN. A LOT OF TIMES I WILL HAVE THE TEAM DOCTOR, EVEN IF I'M PRETTY SURE OF WHAT THE INJURY IS, THE TEAM DOCTOR EVALUATE THEM JUST TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE. OUT HERE YOU'RE WORKING WITH A LOT OF GUYS WHO HAVE A LOT OF POTENTIAL TO MAKE A LOT OF MONEY AND DO A LOT OF THINGS AS FAR AS PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL IS CONCERNED. THIS IS THEIR LIFE, THIS IS THEIR CAREER, SO YOU REALLY DON'T WANT TO SHORTCHANGE ANYBODY.)) [RUNS:30]
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From Salem Memorial Field, I'm Sarah Santoriello for News 7 Mornin.))










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In sports, Jeff Gordon gets his fifth win of the season at the Pocono track.
Denise Allen has details.
Good Morning Denise.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Campbell County deputy Rodney Thompson is now in stable condition after being stabbed Saturday.
22-year old Allen Hawkins of Rustburg faces a charge of attempted capital murder.
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A possible sighting of Eric Robert Rudolph was reported in Campbell County last night.
Someone thought they spotted the bombing suspect's truck along route-29 near Alatavista.
The tip was passed on to the F-B-I.
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And the Explore Park's latest attraction is getting high marks.
Officials from the International Mountain bicycling Association checked out the park's trails this weekend.
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