[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


An Indiana prosecutor says its the most bizarre case he's ever worked on,-- the murder of an infant, that apparently was an act of revenge.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And President Clinton announces bigger than expected budget surpluses, and unveils plans for the extra dollars.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Budget-Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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A bigger than expected budget surplus may save Social Security and Medicare.
President Clinton announced today the budget surplus for the current year is larger than expected -- at 99 billion dollars.
And the White House forsees even bigger surpluses in the future.
It estimates buget surpluses of one trillion dollars over the next 15 years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


President Clinton wants to set aside 800 billion for Medicare and about half a trillion for Social Security.
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[11:05;19]
[IN Q=IF WE MAINTAIN...]
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[OUT Q=BY 2015.]
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[VO-NAT]

[11;05:37]
President Clinton also wants to spend more for defense, the environment and child care.
But there's no proposal for any major tax cuts -- a red flag for Republicans.
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[kosovo]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
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Today marks the six hundred and tenth anniversary of a battle in Kosovo that is the bedrock of Serb nationalism.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gracanica, Kosovo;]


The battle, lost by the Serbs to an invading Muslim army, was used in the 1980's by Slobodan Milosevic to rally Serbs against ethnic Albanians in the province.
In Serb Orthodox churches across Kosovo, the faithful are giving thanks for the victory.
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[10;07:24]
[SUPER=03-Pristina, Kosovo;]
[OUT=NATS OF WAVING, HONKING]
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[VO-NAT]


Meantime, Bus-loads of ethnic Albanians left refugee camps in Macedonia today and headed back into Kosovo.
It was the first U-N lead convoy.
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[SOT]

[8:19:16 p-m- 20 newspath]
[IN Q=]

((ASTRID VAN GENDREN STORT/UNHCR/IN ENGLISH: THE CAMPS LOOK LIKE GHOST TOWNS, IT'S QUITE SAD TO WALK THROUGH THEM ACTUALLY SEE EVERYONE LEAVING. BUT ON THE OTHER HAND IT'S A NICE IDEA THAT THEY ARE GOING BACK. ))
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[OUT Q=they are going back.]
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[VO-NAT]


Seven buses carried close to 400 kosovars.
A total of 860-THOUSAND are estimated to have fled Kosovo since the crisis began a few months ago.
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[Mother-Killer]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Decades after her eight children died, a 70 year old Philadelphia woman has admitted she smothered them.
Marie Noe's children were once believed to have been victims of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
The deaths date back to 19-49.
She pleaded guilty today to eight counts of second-degree murder under an agreement with prosecutors.

[Revenge-killing]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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A court appearance today for the man accused of taking the life of his infant son-- in a twisted tale of revenge.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin, IN;]

[10:02:48]
Police say Ronald Shanabarger (SHA'-nah-bahr-juhr) confessed to suffocating his infant son to get back at his wife.

In 19-96, his girlfriend Amy had refused to cut short a cruise to be with him following the death of his father.


Shanabarger told police he married Amy , got her pregnant, allowed time for her to bond withtheir son, and then sufficated him with plastic wrap on Father's day.
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[IN=we never had anything]

[10:03:40] ((LANCE HAMMER/JOHNSON CO. PROSECUTOR: WE NEVER HAD ANYTHING AS STRANGE AS THIS CASE AND IN A LOT OF YEARS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AS A POLICE OFFICER AND A PROSECUTOR, I DON'T THINK I HAVE EVER HEARD OF ANYTHING THIS STRANGE.))
[SUPER=01-Lance Hammer/Johnson Co. Prosecutor;]
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[OUT=ANYTHING THIS STRANGE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Prosecutors haven't decided whether to seek the death penalty.
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[Lane]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
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A Lynchburg man accused of murdering his roommate is standing trial today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/December]


Ray Lane Junior is charged with the stabbing death of 40-year old Michael (la-SARD) Lessard.
Police said the two were drinking when Lane pulled a knife and stabbed Lessard once in the abdomen.
Lane claims he acted in self- defense.
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[Pepper-Spray]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
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In Lynchburg the Police Chief says race isn't a factor in subduing suspects.
But a recent report in a city newspaper says 70-percent of suspects subdued with pepper spray since 19-98 were black.
City Council member Ed Barksdale says he finds the figure shocking.
Police Chief Charles Bennett says the spray is used only when a suspect resists arrest - and that race has nothing to do with it.

[Northern-Ireland]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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Crucial negotiations are underway today that could mean life or death for the Northern Ireland peace accord.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Belfast, Northern Ireland;]

[10newspath]
British and Irish prime ministers are meeting in Belfast, hoping to resolve disputes over the formation of a new government and I-R-A disarmament.
The deadline is Wednesday.
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[SOT]

((GERRY ADAMS, SINN FEIN PRESIDENT: I WANT TO SAY THAT WE SHOULD NOT, ANY OF US, UNDERESTIMATE THE SERIOUSNESS OF THIS LAST CRITICAL STAGE OF THE NEGOTIATIONS. SINN FEIN IS HERE TO DO THE BUSINESS. WE DO THINK AND I HOPE THERE WILL BE THE POSSIBILITY OF IMPLEMENTING THIS AGREEMENT ."))
[SUPER=01-Gerry Adams/Sinn Fein President;]
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[OUT Q=implementing this agreement.]
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[VO-NAT]


The political wrangling comes as Northern Ireland braces itself for the possibility of violence during the annual Protestant Orange Order march.
Confrontations between Protestant marching groups and Catholic protesters have sparked street violence each of the past three summers.
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[Tianamen-Reopens]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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Tianamen Square in Beijing has been reopened.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beijing, China;]

[7:09:47]
It took crews eight months to renovate the world's largest square in preparation for October's celebration of 50 years of communist rule in China.
The thousands of new granite paving blocks can handle the weight of army tanks.
The heavy tanks were used in the bloody crackdown on the pro-democracy demonstrations ten years ago in Tianamen Square.
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[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


His patients call him a god-send.
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[VO-NAT ]


Still to come on News-7 at Noon, we'll meet a local doctor who just receieved a big national award.
First let's talk to Patrick Evans about the work-week forecast.
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[Talent=Patrick]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro] [music up full] [comm1]

[Trail-Death]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
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Authorities are still investigating the fatal fall of a hiker in Giles Co.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.]


At about four yesterday morning, Michael Barry Wagner of Blacksburg fell more than 30 feet from of an overlook on the Appalachian Trail.
It happened near route 42 in Giles County, near the Craig County line in an area known as Kelly's Knob.
Wagner and 9 other people were camping along the trail....when he and a few of his friends left the site to go up on some rocks.
It took rescue worker more than 7 hours to recover his body because the terrain is so steep.
But those who hike the trail frequently say they don't think it's very dangerous.
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[IN Q=I wouldn't think]

((ELIZABETH PARCELL: I WOULDN'T THINK IT WOULD BE REAL DANGEROUS AT ALL. IF YOU GOT UP TO THE VERY TOP THEIR IS SOME CLIFF AREAS BUT I GUESS YOU COULD FALL UP THERE IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING)) ((NATHAN SHARP: IT'S AN OUTCROPPING YOU COULD FALL OFF ACCIDENTALLY BUT I DON'T THINK IT'S REAL LIKELY. ))
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[SUPER=07-Nathan Sharp; :09]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities believe alcohol may have been a factor in his death.
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[S-Cancer-Award]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-18 50:27]
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A local physician is the recipient of a national award from the American Cancer Society.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


More than 500 former cancer patients and physicians came out to congratulate Dr. David Randolph who received the 19-99 Lane W. Adams Award.
The award is given to health care providers who have demonstrated consistent excellence in delivering direct care and counsel to people with cancer and their families.
And to many of his former patients - he is a God Send.
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[SOT01:22:46]
[IN Q=he has saved]

((ANN SUTTON/CANCER SURVIVOR: HE HAS SAVED MY LIFE THROUGH GOD ABOVE AND DR. RANDOLPH. HE IS WONDERFUL.)) ((NANCY LEACH/CANCER SURVIVOR: DR. RANDOLPH IS EXCEPTIONAL WITH EXCEPTIONAL ABILITIES OF LOVING AND CARING AND NURTURING AND SHARING HIMSELF WITH OTHER PEOPLE ENDLESSLY))
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[SUPER=01-Nancy Leach/Cancer Survivor; :06]
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[VO-NAT]


But Randolph says he is only doing his job - nothing he considers to be out of the ordinary.
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[IN Q=I didn't know]

(( DR. DAVID RANDOLPH/LEWIS GALE: I DIDN'T KNOW I HAD SUCH AN IMPACT ON PEOPLE. I JUST DO WHAT I AM SUPPOSED TO DO WHICH IS TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE AND TO HEAR PEOPLE COME OUT HERE IT REALLY MAKES IT NICE))
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[OUT Q=it nice]
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[VO-NAT]


Randolph is one of 14 health care providers nationwide to get the award... and the first in the state of Virginia.
He is currently the medical director of Lewis-Gale Regional Cancer Center and the New River Valley Cancer Center.


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[Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=Feedback]
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An effort to ban burning the American flag took center stage in the House of Representatives last week.
It's also the subject of this week's News 7 Feedback.
Assignment Editor Joe McKean reports.
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[IN Q=For the third time]
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(( For the third time in five years, the House has approved a constitutional amendment, banning the desecration of the Stars and Stripes.
The measure passed by more than a two to one margin.
A viewer from Roanoke wrote:
"'The Flag' is but a piece of cloth. Nothing more. What the flag symbolizes is what is important. If those people would burn all the American Flags in existence, that act would do nothing to harm the meaning of the flag and what it stands for. I say, let them burn the flag. They are only demonstrating their ignorance. But let us not give them any attention anymore. Eventually, they will realize that no one is listening and that they are being very foolish."
If you'd like to exercise your first amendment rights, here's how.
The mailing address for News-7 is P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
If you prefer to send a fax, the number is 343-7269.
Our e-mail address is news@wdbj7.com.
And on our home page, wdbj7.com, you'll find a moderated on-line forum.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

[WebWatch]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=eea]
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An online museum offers a different look at the Kennedy Assasination.
And a website can help speed up your wedding plans.
Find out more in tonight's WebWatch.
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[IN Q=It's a new perspective]
[SUPER=03-Westport, CT; :35]
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(([intro]
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Its a different perspective on the assasination... the killer's perspective. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza set up a series of live webcams at the window where Lee Harvy Oswald is believed to have fired the fatal shots.
The cameras track the route Kennedy's motorcade followed before the shooting.
Kennedy's family is upset about the site...calling it insensitive and tasteless... the Museum's director says he's surprised and dissappointed by the Kennedy's reaction.

More couples are getting a head start on their wedding plans online. Laura and Dan Keogh planned everything in 4 months through the web.
Wedding sites include WeddingChannel-dot-com... which offers a free calander and bridal registry...
You can register at TheKnot-dot-com based on your life-style and brand name preference.
At TheKnot, you can also create a free webpage, to keep everyone informed about your progress.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=we thought]

((CARLY RONEY/THEKNOT.COM; WE THOUGHT IF WE COULD PULL EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO PLAN A WEDDING INTO OUR PLACE THAT WOULD SAVE PEOPLE'S MARRIAGES, AND SAVE PEOPLE'S TIME.))
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[OUT Q=save people's time]



The chess battle between Garry Kasparov and the World is in full swing and expected to last all summer, unless Kasparov can pull off a quick checkmate. You can view the game's progress, and join the world team at Microsoft's GameZone.
You can find the links to these sites by clicking on Webwatch, at WDBJ-7-dot-com.)) [Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Last September Nicole Johnson was crowned Miss America.
Last night she was crowned with a big award from the diabetes association.
That story is next on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And we'll meet a small fry who didn't let the big one get away.
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[Kid-Fish]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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We've got quite a fish story to tell you this afternoon and this one didn't get away.
What's impressive about this fish tale is not just the size of the fish...but the size of the fisherman.
David Schmitke has the story.
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[7:39:40]
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[SUPER=01-Bill Brill/Taylor's Father; :34]
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[Stocks]


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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE# none]
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 110 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And still ahead in sports... Jeff Gordon speeds into the NASCAR record books,
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[VO-NAT]


some twin hometown sports celebrities make their way back to the valley... for kids sake.
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[S-Race]


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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-32 (1:48:30)]
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Jeff Gordon made the NASCAR record books when he crossed the line first winning the Save Mart/Kragen 350, for his fourth consecutive win on a road course.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sonoma, CA/ESPN; :]


Gordon started the day with a sore throat but he would lead the first six laps from his pole position.
Rusty Wallace was making a move to the front chasing Jerry Nadeau for the second spot.
Then on lap 25 Steve Park gets lose in turn two backs into the fence and flips the car over, but it lands on its wheels bringing out the caution. Park walked away from the crash.
The race was red flagged with 12 laps to go because of a wreck and on the restart Gordon took off like a bullet holding off Mark Martin to win the race and gain momentum towards another points title.
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[OUT Q=...worked out for us."]
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John Andretti was third, Rusty Wallace fourth and Jimmy Spencer fifth.

[S-Seniors]


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[WRITER=rst]
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Duffy Waldorf beat Dennis Paulson on the first hole of a sudden death playoff to become the PGA's Buick Classic champion.
Waldorf and Paulson finished tied at 8 under par.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dearborn, MI/ABC Sports; :]


It rained during the final round of the Seniors Players Championship in Michigan.
But it didn't bother Senior Player of the year Hale Irwin. Irwin shot a 7 under par 65 to run away with the title.
He finished at 267, 21 under par and seven shots in front of runnerup Graham Marsh.
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[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[GRAPHIC=Golf Logo]


Michael Grant of Bedford wins the Greater Blacksburg open pro division he finished with a two day total of 141. Dickie Linkous finished second.
Matt Mankin won the Amateur division with a 139 and don Foster is the Seniors champion winner in a six hole playoff with Dan Keffer and Ned Baber.

[S-Camp]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-34 11722 TC]
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Tiki and Ronde Barber are back in the valley getting ready to fire up their second annual All-Star clinics football camp today at the Rising Star sports complex.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Last night, the two NFL stars gathered with friends and supporters at Corned Beef and Company for a kickoff banquet.
The week long camp will play host to nearly 500 kids this week. But the Barbers say it's not their camp - it's the entire valley's.
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[SOT TIME CODE 12742]
[IN Q="For me...]

((RONDE BARBER:))
[SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/Tampa Bay Cornerback; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=...Role Models."]
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[vo nat con't]
Tiki Barber, who was recently married, says the growth of the camp in just its second year has been a pleasant surprise.
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[SOT TIME CODE 13030]
[IN Q=From the reaches...]

((TIKI BARBER:))
[SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/N. Y. Giants Tailback; ]
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[OUT Q=...and belief can have."]
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[vo nat]
Last night's banquet also featured a sports memorabilia silent auction. Among the items that were auctioned off to benefit the camp was a Randy Moss autographed jersey that fetched $200. (--------------)