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Coming up next on News 7 at 5, we'll hear from the little boy who sparked a massive man hunt after he walked away from home,
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and if you're watching this newscast on Cox Cable, your rates are going up. We'll tell you how much.
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Strong winds from a low pressure system will ease up tonight. The sunny day tomorrow will produce highs in the mid 50's.

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Today on health check -- A new center at Lewis-Gale is helping patients with all types of skin wounds recover faster and better.
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And scientists are reporting breakthrough research on how to tell when pregnant women will deliver.
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((ZACHERY RANSON: I TOLD YOU I WOULD BE BACK. I'M RIGHT HERE.))
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The parents of a small boy who spent 24 hours alone in the woods say God had a hand saving their little boy.
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Good evening-
3-year old Zachary Ranson disappeared from his grandparents' home in Bedford County Saturday afternoon but was found by search crews yesterday.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Steve Microwave]


Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom.. Steve, how's Zachary doing today?
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Jean, to hear Zachary tell it, this was no big deal .. and even after 24 hours in the cold, dark woods.. he appears none the worse for his experience.
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Eight hours after her little boy was first reported missing, Vicki Stowe had just about given up hope.
The search was still going on when Stowe went home Saturday night.. and that's when young Zachary's picture seemed to speak to her.
[SOT 12:00:14]

((VICKI STOWE/ZACHERY'S MOTHER: IT WAS LIKE HE WAS ALMOST TALKING BACK TO ME AND I WAS LIKE, FORGET THIS, HE'S NOT GONE, HE'S NOT DEAD, HE'S OUT THERE. I KNOW HE'S OUT THERE.))
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A searcher found Zachary around 6 Sunday evening, a full 24 hours after he disappeared.
He spent the night in the hospital for observation, but today Zachary was back to normal .. enjoying the treat of a fast food meal and playing with the dog that kept him warm in the woods.
His family, meanwhile, is still recovering after an emotional couple of days.
[SOT 12:08:45]

((MISSY CARTER/STEPMOTHER: IT GIVES YOU FAITH IN HUMANITY AGAIN AND THE POWER OF PRAYER, ALL OVER THE NATION THEY WERE PRAYING FOR HIM. I'VE HEARD FROM PEOPLE IN NORTH CAROLINA TODAY, AND PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET FROM CALIFORNIA.))
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Zachary's family wants to publicly thank everyone who helped in the search or in way or another gave them some much- needed support this weekend.
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Fire investigators are still trying to determine what caused a deadly apartment fire in Danville this morning.
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Flames engulfed this building on Jefferson Avenue around six this morning.
Firefighters worked defensively, trying to spare neighboring structures from major damage.
A few hours later after the fire was extinguished, crews found the body of a unidentified man in the rubble.
An autopsy will be conducted in Roanoke.
Several other people who were in the apartment building when the fire erupted were able to get out safely, thanks to the help of two police officers who were on patrol and saw the fire.
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((MAJ. B.C. ELLIOT/ASST. POLICE CHIEF: THEY KICKED THE DOOR OPEN AND WENT IN AND HELPED GET A COUPLE OF MALES OUT OF THIS APARTMENT WHO I GUESS WERE ASLEEP, BUT THEY HELPED GET THEM OUT.))
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Tonight on News 7 at Six, you'll hear from one of the men who was able to get out of the burning building.
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It's no suprise that in a collission a minivan makes out better than a car-
But it's not just because mini vans are bigger and heavier.
Drew Levinson reports it's about designs that might be causing 2-thousand injuries a year.
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((THE REPORT SAYS SIZE ISN'T THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS IN A CRASH BETWEEN A PASSENGER CAR AND A BIGGER VEHICLE. DR. WILLIAM T. HOLLOWELL - NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMIN.) The pickup truck causes twice the risk of fatality to the driver of his collision partner than does the midsize car. THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION TEST CRASHED FOUR DIFFERENT SIZE VEHICLES INTO THE FRONT OF A 1997 HONDA ACCORD THE RESULTS SHOW IT'S NOT JUST THE WEIGHT, BUT ALSO DESIGN THAT PLAYS A MAJOR ROLE IN HOW EACH VEHICLE WITHSTANDS THE COLLISION IN A FRONTAL ACCIDENT, RESEARCHERS FOUND A TWO TON CAR WILL USUALLY NOT INFLICT AS MUCH DAMAGE AS A TWO TON SPORT UTILITY VEHICLE, LIGHT TRUCK OR MINIVAN. NOT ALL CARMAKERS AGREE, BUT GENERAL MOTORS ACKNOWLEDGES A DESIGN CHANGE COULD HELP. BOB LANGE - GENERAL MOTORS: What we want to do is deal with the potential campatibility discrepencies between cars and trucks by making cars better. THE REPORT COMES ON THE HEELS OF FORD'S INTRODUCTION OF IT'S NEW 19 FOOT EXCURSION SPORT UTILITY VEHICLE. FORD SAYS IT ENGINEERED THE MASSIVE TRUCK TO BE FRIENDLIER IN CRASHES WITH CARS BY INSTALLING A BAR ON THE FRONT END. DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS: These LTV's-light trucks, sport utility vehicles and vans make up a third of all the cars on the road-but they account for half the deaths. And, the government estimates that an extra 2-thousand people die each year as a result of accident's involving LTV's. NHTSA OFFICIALS HOPE THE NEW INFORMATION WILL ALLOW CARMAKERS TO MEET CONSUMERS NEEDS WHILE AT THE SAME TIME MAKING VEHICLES A LOT LESS AGGRESSIVE. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, DETROIT.)

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Cable rates in the Roanoke Valley are on the way up again.
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Cox announced a dollar-76 increase in its most popular basic cable package.
In the city of Roanoke, Roanoke County and Vinton that means your cable bill will approach 32 dollars.
Premium channel prices will go up as well.
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This is the sixth time Cox has raised its rates in five years.
And every time that happens, one man who sells satellite TV-packages said he gets more customers.
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((PHILLIP CULLUM/DIGITAL DIMENSIONS: BASICALLY THEY'RE TIRED OF THE RATES GOING UP ON CABLE. I MEAN THEY'RE AT A POINT WHERE THEY HAVE A LOT OF CHOICE IN REFERENCE TO PROGRAMMING ON TELEVISION AND SO THEY COME TO US.))
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There's a big drawback to satellite-dish programming:
By law, the dishes aren't allowed to carry the four broadcast networks.
That means you have to use an old-fashioned antenna to get programs such as football and local news.
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Police in Richmond investigate what could be a bizarre murder. We'll have that story next.
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And then we'll see what the movie industry is doing to reach out to the deaf community.
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A severed head was found this morning by a couple walking in a Richmond park.
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Richmond police are providing scant details -- but have closed off much of the north bank of the James River in Richmond as a crime scene.
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((WE DID FIND A SEVERED HEAD THAT APPEARED TO BE THAT OF A WHITE MALE. SOME HOURS LATER AS WE WERE PROCESSING THE SCENE AND CONTINUING TO SEARCH FOR ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE, WE DID LOCATE A TORSO. THE TORSO WAS LOCATED ANYWHERE BETWEEN THREE QUARTERS OF A MILE TO A MILE EAST OF THE FOOTBRIDGE ITSELF.))
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Police will NOT say how the head appeared to be severed.
It was found on a footbridge that is a main thoroughfare of the park.
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An ethics panel concludes the Olympic Bribery Scandal has gravely damaged the credibility of the Olympics.
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Former Senator George Mitchell heads the panel which knocks the International Olympic Committee-
The panel says Salt Lake City officials were at fault but it says the problem started long ago.
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((GEORGE MITCHELL/SPECIAL COMMISSION CHAIRMAN: WHAT THEY DID WAS WRONG BUT THEY DID NOT INVENT THIS CULTURE. THEY JOINED ONE THAT WAS ALREADY FLOURISHING))
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The panel calls for regular audits of the I-O-C among other things.
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Students swarmed over a Franklin County farm today -- filling 550 feet of streambank with plants.
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The point is to build a wooded buffer along the streambank to prevent soil from eroding and flowing downstream into Smith Mountain Lake.
Farmers must pay 25-percent of the cost and put in manual labor -- but ultimately it could help them.
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((IT WILL STABILIZE THAT STREAM BANK. FARMERS OVER THE YEARS HAVE SPENT THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FIGHTING THE BATTLE OF THE STREAM.))
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Eventually environmental groups want to persuade more than 200 farmers from Callaway to Smith Mountain Lake to protect their streambanks, too.
Students who swim and fish in the creek are looking forward to the summertime benefits too.
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((WON'T WASH ALL THE CRAWDADS AWAY. THAT'S WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING LATELY ADN WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO CATCH MANY LATELY.
USED TO BE WHEN WE FIRST MOVED HERE THERE WERE A WHOLE LOT OF EM.))
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Next the students plan to work on a farm in Callaway.
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While television has long used a closed captioning system for its deaf and hearing impaired viewers, the motion picture industry has been a little slow to follow suit.
That is changing as big budget movies in some larger cities are appearing with captions.
Manuel Gallegus has more
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((It looks like just another night at the movies, Only, most of THIS audience is deaf. Thanks to open-captioning, translated dialogue and sound effects, these moviegoers are experiencing something we often take for granted.

Abigail Lambert/Moviegoer SOT: (through sign-language interpreter) "We

get to see a movie without interruptions, it's really nice. It's like renting but you get to see it on a bigger screen."
About 28 million Americans are deaf or hearing-impaired. Until recently, they played a guessing game at the movies, trying to read lips or asking hearing friends to translate. Others skipped theatres altogether or waited for the video. But, open-captioning is now catching on, and opening up a new world for moviegoers. In the last year, the number of cities showing open-captioned films jumped from 60 to 200.
The Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center got involved after a few friends, hearing and deaf, decided they wanted to go to the movies together.

Michael Kaufer/Organizer SOT (through interpreter):

"It feels great. It is a big accomplishment to see this grow. Our attendance is up and down depending on the type of film."

(LOCTAOR: Hollywood, CA)


For the first time, first run movies are now becoming more available. Los angeles based Tripod Captioned Films, works to convince movie studios and theatres to not overlook the deaf community.

Nancy Linke-Ellis/Tripod Captioned Films SOT:

"They see that there is a potential with all these multiplexes of bringing in an extra two of three million people."
In open-captioning, the dialogue is laser printed onto the film, which is then copied and distributed. But even with the technology, most movies don't have it.

Nancy Linke-Ellis/TCF SOT:

"This year, right now, of all the Academy Award best pictures, only Saving Private Ryan is open-captioned. Next year I hope all five will be."
That would make deaf moviegoers feel included. Manuel Gallegus, CBS News, Hollywood.))

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Robin Reed is standing by with our forecast. We'll have that after this break.
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and then a little later, we'll see an Australian fisherman and his world record catch.
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Coming up in Sports, the Winston Cup drivers are getting ready to return to the track in Las Vegas.
[ANCHOR=Tonya]

On health check -- doctors make a major breakthrough in the study of premature births,
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And some very advanced services are now offered at Lewis-Gale for the treatment of chronic wounds.
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((DR. STEVEN HARRIS/WOUND CENTER DIRECTOR: IF YOU HAVE A WOUND AND IT HASN'T HEALED IN A MONTH, THAT'S WHEN IT'S TIME TO START THINKING ABOUT THE WOUND HEALING CENTER.))
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A simple blood test could help predict premature births. Researchers have discovered a homone known as C-R-H triggers childbirth.
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Now they want to use that information to develop a blood test that could tell which women could go into early labor.
Premature babies face a variety of serious problems including cerebal palsy and learning difficulties.
The research is reported in Scientific American.
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Doctors in Japan performed that country's first heart transplant in over thirty years yesterday.
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It was also the first transplant under a new Japanese law that recognized brain death.
Before 1997, a person was not declared dead until the heart stopped beating. That made it virtually impossible to perform transplants since the organs deteriorate too quickly once the heart stops.
Only one transplant from a patient declared brain dead has ever been conducted in Japan, a heart transplant in 1968 that proved so controversial that no surgeon has attempted another until now.
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Five other patients received organ transplants from the same donor.

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The new Wound Healing Center at Lewis-Gale is equipped with the only hyperbaric chamber in the Roanoke Valley. This advanced technology is used in the treatment chronic non-healing wounds and all patients need to do to make it work, is breathe.
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((DR. ERIC DESMAN/PLASTIC SURGEON: WITH THE PATIENT BREATHING 100 PERCENT OXYGEN MORE OXYGEN DISSOLVES INTO THE BLOOD AND THAT BLOOD THEN TAKES IT NEAR THE WOUND AND THAT CAUSES AN INCREASE IN OXYGEN AROUND THE WOUND.)) [RUNS:12]
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[12:17:32 -- start video here cover picking up the phone] It may look isolated, but this glass capsule that uses hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help improve wounds for about 10-percent of patients is actually quite interactive.
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((HOW ABOUT VOLUME IN. HOW ABOUT THAT, GOOD AND WE CAN HEAR YOU, SO EVERYTHING WORKS GREAT.)) [RUNS:07]
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and when they are alone patients have a few amenities including a television to occupy them during the 90 minutes of treatment. But resting in 100 percent oxygen does have risks. Which means you get in with nothing but cotton scubs...almost anything else has the potential to start a spark.
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[IN Q=Like oils]

((DR. STEVEN HARRIS/WOUND CENTER DIRECTOR: LIKE OILS, ANYTHING THAT HAS FUMES LIKE HAIRSPRAY, ANYTHING THAT HAS SOLVENTS, WOOL, SILKS THOSE KINDS OF THINGS CAN GENERATE A STATIC ELECTRICITY SPARK.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=electricity spark]

There has not been a chamber fire in the United States. And to prove how safe the program is, doctors test hyperbaric medicine first hand.
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((DR. STEVEN HARRIS/WOUND CENTER DIRECTOR: YOU HAVE TO BE PREPARED FOR WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO EXPERIENCE AND THAT'S PART OF OUR JOB AS PHYSICIANS TO TEACH PATIENTS WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO EXPERIENCE AND THERE IS A SENSATION OF PRESSURE UNTIL YOUR EARS EQUALIZE, JUST LIKE WHEN YOU WERE A KID AND YOU SWAM TO THE BOTTOM OF THE DRAIN.)) [RUNS:16]
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The chamber also has a ventilator attachment for burn patients, gas gangrene, and carbon monoxide poisoning.
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((DR. ERIC DESMAN/PLASTIC SURGEON: WE HAVE A MACHINE THAT HELPS US MEASURE THE OXYGEN IN THE SKIN RIGHT AROUND THE WOUND AND IF THE OXYGEN LEVELS ARE TOO LOW IT'S AN INDICATION THAT THE WOUND WILL NOT HEAL ON IT'S OWN.)) [RUNS:12]
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[VO NAT] patients won't see results right away, but the healing process continues after therapy sessions.
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[ANCHOR=Tonya]
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Treatments cost about 150 dollars and normally about 15 to 20 sessions are needed.






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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Today on Sports, U-V-A and Virginia Tech get caught up in early March Madness,
[ANCHOR=Tonya]


and Rusty Wallace wants to outshine the bright lights of Vegas. Here' s Mike Stevens. [S5-Hoops]


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Welcome everybody to a brand new work week and a maddening two minute ticker.
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Today marks the first day of March and the officiall start of March madness. Unfortunately, for both the Tech and UVa women's team the madness began a day too soon.
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[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/A-10 Network; :00]


The Tech women were ousted from the Atlantic 10 tournament in the semi-finals last night by Xavier. The Hokies have lost just two games this season and both have been to the Musketeers. The defending champs would of had an easy path to the title game, as well, after St. Joe's beat a flat GW team in the other semi-final.
[super=03-Charlotte, NC/Last Night; ]


The news was no better for Debbie Ryan's team, and in fact it was even worse. UVa blew a 19 point lead and lost to North Carolina in the ACC semi-finals.
So, instead of playing for the title tonight, both teams now have a week to wait out their NCAA destinations.
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After a rare weekend off, the Winston Cup circuit heads west this week for this coming Sunday's Las Vegas 400. While all of the drivers will be flying into Vegas, the equipment will of course have to be driven out their in the big rig.
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[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]


And no one has a more comfortable driving enviroment than Rusty Wallace's truck driver, Bob Tracey.
He is the envy of his counterparts in the garage area now that he has this brand new state of the art, $350 thousand dollar, all stainless-steel tractor trailer.
It has a full size refrigerator inside of it along with a 10 disc CD changer, plus it's an automatic. And, it gets 10 miles to the gallon, which is good for these big machines. Before the year is over, Tracey will have driven it some 90 thousand miles.
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Mark Martin is the defending race champ winning last year's inaugural event at the track. He is taking the same car back this year.

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The Express plays perhaps it's biggest home game of the season tomorrow night. Toledo comes to town. The Storm is the number 3 team in the Northern Conference while the Express is number one.
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The Express has managed just one point towards the win/loss column in 3 games against the Storm this season and this could be an early look at the Northern Conference finals. Toledo is 30-17 and 5 on the season and is lead by Anthony Terzo who has 60 points on the season.
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all right, coming up at six, we will have the story of a Staunton River wrestler whose biggest win came off the mats in a battle with cancer. Jordan Karnes story at six, have a great day everybody.
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An Australian fisherman has a great story about the one that DIDN'T get away.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New South Wales;]


Tony Eastwood caught a world record 788 pound hammerhead shark yesterday off the Australian coast.
It measured over 13 and a half feet.
It took him 45 minutes to reel in.
Needless to say Eastwood was tired once it was all over.
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The shark was almost 220 pounds heavier than the previous record holder.
Eastwood was one of 11-hundred fisherman taking in a fishing tournament.
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