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Next on News 7-
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As if tensions weren't high enough- former KKK leader David Duke today appears on Richmond's Monument Avenue-
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And columbine High students make the trek to Washington-with a message for lawmakers.
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After a brief respite, we are back to the dog days of July. The humid details in a moment.

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A high-tech advancement is changing the very basics of the doctor-patient relationship.
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And -- central Virginia lawmakers are working to get lifesaving medical transportation for the area.
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Former Klansman and Louisiana Republican David Duke injected himself into Richmond's racial tensions today.
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Duke appeared on Richmond's Monument Avenue, in front of the statue for black tennis star Arthur Ashe.
Yesterday, an advisory panel recommended putting Robert E. Lee back up on the city's flood wall -- NOT in full uniform.
Duke criticized what he called "a half victory" for the rights of "European-Americans."
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Duke drew a throng of media, as well as protesters and supporters.
He ran for governor of Louisiana, served in that state's legislature, and is currently a GOP parish chairman.
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The N-Double-A-C-P wants vacationers to boycot South Carolina.
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The civil rights group voted today to impose economic sanctions on the state because it still flies the Confederate flag over its capitol.
The group is asking Americans of all races to stay out of the state when planning vacations, entertainment, or conventions.
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The South Carolina tourism office says over two million African Americans spend 280 million dollars visiting the state each year.
South Carolina state senator and flag supporter Glenn McConnell says the N-Double-A-C-P is taking extermist measures.

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They are not your typical voices on capitol hill this week- they are young and powerful.
They are school kids from Colorado in Washington with a message- Lisa Hughes has more.
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Some Botetourt County residents are taking their fight against a conveinence store to court. We'll have the details after this break.
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and then we'll see a local soccer team that is hoping to repeat the success of their role models in the World Cup.
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On Health Check, the Senate votes down a plan that allow patients to sue their health plans.
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and Patrick Evans will be along with this week's edition of Growin It.

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Three former employees of a ValuJet contractor surrendered to the FBI this morning-
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Sabre Tech's former vice president and two mechanics were charged with conspiracy and making false statements that led to the Valujet Crash.
110 people died in the crash.
The men are accused of signing papers that allowed mislabeled oxygen canisters to be loaded on the planes.
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The canisters ignited in the cargo hold of the plane spreading fire throughout out the aircraft.
One of the employees told reporters he was ordered to sign forms allowing the canisters onto the flight.
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Botetourt County residents have hired a lawyer in their suit against the county.
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They're fighting plans for a convenience store and gas station just off Exit 156 in rural Fincastle.
They say supervisors should not have rezoned this land commercial because this exit is already unsafe.
Jean Collins kicked in 500-dollars to hire attorney Ed Natt.
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So far 14 families have raised seven thousand dollars for legal fees.
The chairman of the board says supervisors acted appropriately.
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Stanley Furniture is disputing allegations today that it broke air pollution laws for years by operating a broken boiler.
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The Environmental Protection Agency has filed a complaint charging the company with violating the Clean Air Act for as long as five years.
Stanley responded today that the boiler was broken for only a short time and was fixed immediately.
The company -- Henry County's fifth-largest employer -- could face a 175-thousand dollar fine for exceeding pollution standards.
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16 Roanoke girls are hoping to follow in the footsteps of the U-S women's World Cup team.
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The Roanoke Star soccer team is headed to Sweden. They're playing in the largest youth soccer tournament in the world--the Gothia Cup. All the team members are under 14 and will play teams from over 70 countries. The team's coach says this is an opportunity to learn about more than scoring the perfect goal.
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They will travel Europe for a total of 17 days and play another tournament in Denmark.
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The competition begins next Monday.

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Coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans will show us the best way to guarantee the herbs you cook with are the freshest.
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Today he's growing them, and he has some tips on growing your own herb-garden for year 'round enjoyment.
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Today in Sports, we'll see how the Valley is preparing for the Commonwealth Games and Mike Stevens will have an upda
te on Minnesota's attempt to get Terry Holland to return to the bench.
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Next on health check -- A teenage girl undergoes an unwanted heart transplant.
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Plus -- patients are becoming more informed than the doctor in some cases.
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When it comes to delivering emergency medical care, every second counts.
That's why one central Virginia lawmaker hopes to bring a medical helicopter to the Lynchburg area.
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Lifeguard Ten out of Roanoke and Pegasus out of Charlottesville both serve central Virginia, but each is based about sixty miles away.
State senator Steve Newman wants Lynchburg to be home to its own medevac chopper.
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Newman's plan is to buy a new heavy- lift helicopter for the Chesterfield area, and bring Chesterfield's old chopper to central Virginia.
He'll push for the money during next year's General Assembly.
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The Senate has voted down a bill that would allow patients to sue their Health Maintenance Organizations.
The debate was one of the most heated in the week long argument over patient rights.
Democrats wanted to change the federal law to allow suits against H-M-O health plans.
But the Senate voted along party lines 53 to 47 against the provision.
Democrats say the Republicans are only interested in protecting the insurance companies.
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Republicans said patients would actually suffer as the high costs of fighting lengthy lawsuits would be passed along as higher premiums.
They contend many employers would be unable to continue to pay the higher insurance costs.
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President Clinton says the defeat was a sad thing for American health care. He has already promised to veto the Republican's plan.
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A teenager in England is recovering from a surgery she was opposed to. The 15-year-old girl had a life-saving heart transplant, even though she said she would rather die than get a new heart. A judge ordered the transplant against her wishes. The young patient says she was afraid of being different.

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Last year more than 22 million adults in this country surfed the internet for medical information. In fact it's one of the web's top uses and its changing the doctor-patient relationship. Dana Andrews has more.
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Today in Sports, the big question is, will he or won't he.
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with the latest on Terry Holland...here's Mike Stevens .

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Welcome folks to the Thursday ticker.
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It is a cliche, but appropriate none the less - the ball is now in Terry Holland's court.
The University of Minnesota has offered Holland a seven year $7 million dollar contract to leave UVa and come to Mi

nneapolis and coach the Golden Gophers.
Holland is expected to decide on the offer by this weekend.
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Earlier today he denied reports that surfaced last night saying he had already accepted the job.
Holland hasn't coached college basketball since March of 1990 when the Cavs were knocked out of the NCAA tournament by Syracuse in Richmond.
His wife Ann, a long time proponent of her husband getting back into coaching, accompanied him on his visit to Minn
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The British Open course at Carnoustie is cewing up golfer and spitting them out.
Defending champ Mark O'Meara shot a 12 over, Tiger Woods is four over, and US open champ Payne Stewart is 8 over.

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The leader is a former Groundskeeper named Rodney Pampling who is at even par.
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The 10th annual commonwealth games kick off tomorrow with three sports that will be in action.
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But the opening ceremonies don't get underway until 8 tomorrow night. Crews have been working hard to get the Roanoke Civic Center ready, for a very special 10th anniversary Commonwealth Games celebration.
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Coming up at six, a baby story involving the wives of two area coaches from the same high school you'll have to hear to believe.
Have a good night everybody.

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They may be extinct, but dinosaurs are making a giant comeback in Martinsville.
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Bones from an Apatosaurus (a-pat-oh-SOAR-us) and a Stegosaurus arrived at the Virginia Museum of Natural History today.
They hitched a ride with the Virginia National Guard from an excavation site in Wyoming to Martinsville.
The bones were protected in plaster casts for their trip.
Some of them weigh up to 500 pounds each.
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Museum officials say it'll take two to three years to clean the fossils and reconstruct the entire skeletons.
Then they'll go on display at the state museum, along with a collection of other dinosaur fossils.
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