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[SUPER=19-Andrew/Freiden;]

Firefighters continue to fight a brush fire in Botetourt County,

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and Clinton endorses the vice president for the White House in 2000. we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.


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[2-shot toss to Hello][11Brush-Fire]


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[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-24 1:23:12]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fire Danger]


Helicopters and bulldozers were brought in this morning to help firefighters contain a blaze on Purgatory mountain.
The dry conditions and low humidity caused the fire to burn out of control yesterday. Joy Sutton has more.
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[IN Q=The fire started]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]
[SUPER=01-Richard Miles/Chief Forest Warden]
[SUPER=01-Gary Rowsey/Hot Shot Crew Boss]
[SUPER=07-Derek Cupp]
[SUPER=@joy2]
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[OUT Q=N7 Botetourt County]

(( The fire started in two locations just a few feet away from Interstate 81 southbound between the Buchanan and Arcadia exits.
But despite fire fighters efforts to control the blaze it quickly spread to the mountainside. Within hours the fire had reached the top of the mountain and began spreading outward covering more than a hundred acres.
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[SOT 02:25:14]
[IN Q=We're seeing some]

((RICHARD MILES/CHIEF FOREST WARDEN: WE'RE SEEING SOME REALLY ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR. 100 FT FLAMES WHICH IS UNUSUAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. WE'RE SEEING CROWN FIRE ACTIVITIES IN HARD WOOD WHICH IS SOMETHING WE DON'T SEE HERE THAT OFTEN. SO DRY CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTE TO THAT))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=contribute to that]


A helicopter was brought in to protect homes and other structures in the path of the fire.
It was taking water from the James River, about 4-hundred-and-50 gallons at time, and then dropping it over the fire.

And now hot shot crews with the Virginia Department of Forestry will be working around the clock to stop the fire from spreading even more.
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[SOT 02:18:54]
[IN Q=The main thing is]

((GARY ROWSEY/HOT SHOT CREW BOSS: THE MAIN THING IS TO GET A LINE AROUND THIS THING AND TRY TO CUT IT OFF AND PROTECT THESE STRUCTURES AND DIG A HAND LINE AROUND IT AND GET IT OUT))
[RUNS= 7]
[OUT Q=it out]


Digging a hand line requires removing anything the fire can use as fuel.
From Derek Cupp's home he can see the smoke and traces of the fire. And he says with a good wind the fire could blow toward his house.
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[SOT 02:41:44]
[IN Q=It's kind of neat]

((DEREK CUPP: IT'S KIND OF NEAT, SCARY, EERIE ALL AT THE SAME TIME. I MEAN I'M NOT SURE. IT'S AMAZING WHAT IT WILL DO))

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[OUT Q=will do]


Officials says it could take more than a week before this fire is completely out.
And if the winds pick and there is no rain the fire could get worse.
Joy Sutton, News-7, Botetourt County.))
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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Most of the forest fires this year have been sparked by lightening.
But in this case officials suspect a vehicle may have been involved since the fire started along the interstate.




[I-81]


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[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 81]


Police and highway experts say Interstate 81 may be the deadliest highway in Virginia.
It stands out because highway fatalities are down statewide. Last year was the deadliest in a decade for the 148 mile stretch of road between Wythe and Rockbridge counties. The fatality rate this year is on pace to match 1998's toll. Twenty-six people died last year along the stretch and with five months left this year, at least 16 people have died.

[Gore-Rally]


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[WRITER=dal]
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[GRAPHIC=campaign 2000]


In a rare move the President has endorsed a candidate before his party's nomination has been decided.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR;]


Bill Bradley is challenging Al Gore but Clinton has made it clear he supports the man who has been at his side for 7 years now.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=i will do]

((JULY 21: I WILL DO WHATEVER I'M ASKED TO DO BASICALLY. I'LL TRY TO BE HELPFUL. )) ((HARRISON HICKMAN/DEMOCRATIC POLLSTER: HE NEEDS TO USE BILL CLINTON IN TWO KEY WAYS - ONE TO RALLY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS - AND SECONDLY TO RAISE MONEY.))
[SUPER=01-Harrison Hickman/Democratic Pollster; :06]
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[OUT Q=raise money]
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[VO-NAT]


Since declaring his candidacy -Gore has tried to distance himself from the president - on some issues - and on questions of personal conduct.
A CBS News Poll shows more people view Gore unfavorably than favorably.
And one of the reasons people give - is Gore's ties to the president.
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[11Congress-Votes]


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[WRITER=jmc]
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The Republican tax cut plan that will save taxpayers 790 Billion dollars over ten years has been approved by Congress.
But President Clinton promises to veto the plan.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
The bill passed the Senate by just one vote, 50 to 49.
[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE] Democrat Chuck Robb voted against it. Republican John Warner was for it. [TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
Over the in the House, the vote also wouldn't be enough to override a presidential veto. The tax cut plan was approved 216 to 206.
[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE] Democrat Virgil Goode and Republican Bob Goodlatte voted yes.
Democrat Rick Boucher voted no.
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[11Al-Bedrosian]


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Some local candidates are hot on the campaign trail.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


After winning the Republican primary election, Al Bedrosian is kicking off his campaign for the upcoming election.
This is Bedrosian's second time facing Dick Cranwell in the race for Delegate, but Bedrosian does not think he is the underdog in this campaign season.
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[IN Q=WE HAD]
[SUPER=01-Al Bedrosian/Republican Candidate]

((AL BEDROSIAN: WE HAD KIND OF A SEMI-DEBATE TWO NIGHTS AGO, AND I ENJOY IT THOROUGHLY, HAVE A GREAT TIME DOING IT AND I THINK, I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE NIP AND TUCK ALL THE WAY. I THINK IT WILL BE A VERY GOOD RACE.))
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[VO-NAT]


Bedrosian says that he does not believe a pending assault charge involving the spanking of a child will affect voters.
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[SOT]

[5:06:58]
[IN Q=They are]

((AL Bedrosian REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE: THEY ARE COMFORTABLE WITH IT BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHAT THE ISSUE IS ABOUT. IT IS A DIFFICULT POSITION FOR ANY PARENT TO BE IN.))
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[OUT Q=To be in]

The first scheduled debate between the candidates will be September 5th.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[Both MICS HOT!!!]

Still to come on News7 Sunday Morning.......
In sports....Roy Stanley has Roanoke Wrath highlights.

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[VO-NAT]
[Anchor=Andrew]

and 25 years ago this would have been one of the top news stories of the day. We'll look back at Nixon's resignation in this week's Virginia newsreel coming up in just a few minutes

but first here are the lottery numbers.....
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[go straight to bump][Health-Week]


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[WRITER=tfl]
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[GRAPHIC=Health Check]

A Roanoke hospital is the first in the state to get a new life saving heart treatment -- and babies coming into the world at one local hospital are doing it in style. Tonya Flory has that and more in this week's health check report.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Brent Chapman/Cardiologist; :13]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :39 ]
[SUPER=01-Roslyn Fitzwater/Ultrapeel Patient; :53]
[SUPER=03-Radford; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Cleo Williams/Director of Pediatric Services; 1:16]
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((
[TAPE#=599-12 44:02]

Roanoke Memorial Hospital is the first in Virginia to get the latest technology in treating heart disease. A 3-D color coded computer image of the patient's heart is displayed during a catherization.
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[IN Q=By doing that]

((DR. BRENT CHAPMAN/CARDIOLOGIST:BY DOING THAT YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO DETERMINE AREAS OF THE HEART THAT MAY LOOK DEAD, BUT STILL HAVE ELECTRICAL ACTIVITY AND THESE ARE AREAS THAT WE WOULD STILL WANT TO TREAT.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=want to treat.]

So doctors can now focus in on the good heart muscle tissue for maximum benefit for patients.
[TAPE#=599-11 51:26]


The Ultrapeel facial is catching on in the Roanoke Valley. Lewis-Gale Clinic has already seen several hundred patients for the peel that uses crystals to exfoliate the top layers of skin revealing smoother, more youthful skin. After having the complete series of six treatment we checked back with Roslyn Fitzwater for an update.
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((ROSLYN FITZWATER/ULTRAPEEL PATIENT: THERE'S A BIG CHANGE, MOST OF THE BROWN SPOTS ARE GONE, MY SKINS A LOT SOFTEN THAN IT WAS, NOT BEING ABLE TO GET TAN HAS BEEN HARD, BUT I'M PLEASED.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=I'm pleased]

And Carilion New River Valley Medical Center is entering the 21st Century with birthing suites that look more like luxury hotel accommodations than a hospital room. [TAPE 599-9 1:01:26]
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[IN Q=The rooms]

((CLEO WILLIAMS/DIRECTOR PEDIATRIC SERVICES: THE ROOMS ARE LARGE. WE'VE TRIED TO MAKE THEM HOMELIKE SO PATIENTS CAN FEEL REAL COMFORTABLE IN THEM. WE HAVE REFRIGERATORS IN EACH OF THE ROOMS WHERE WE STOCK THEIR FAVORITE BEVERAGES WE HAVE SLEEP PULL OUT SOFAS FOR THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS, IF THEY DESIRE TO STAY WITH THE PATIENT.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=with the patient.]

The rooms are spacious so equipment can be wheeled in and mothers can stay in the same bed for labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum. Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check.))

[go straight to bump][Reel-Open]


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[WRITER=kor]
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25 years ago today Richard Nixon became the only American president to resign from office. Keith Humphry looks back in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Nixon-Reel]


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((The beginning of the end started in 1972, when 5 men were apprehended after they broke into the Democratic National Headquarters in the Watergate building.
The White House called it a third rate burglary, but it was later uncovered that the burglars were hired by Nixon's re-election committee. Efforts by Nixon and his top aides to cover that up led to Nixon's resignation.
When Congress decided to start impeachment proceedings, Nixon announced he would step down.
On August 8, 1974, Nixon addressed a television audience of an estimated 120-million people to explain why he was giving up the presidency.
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[SOT tape A 205 32:35]
[IN Q=TO LEAVE]

((TO LEAVE OFFICE BEFORE MY TERM IS COMPLETED IS TO....EVERY INSTINCT IN MY BODY...BUT I MUST PUT THE INTEREST OF AMERICA FIRST)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=AMERICA FIRST]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=TAPE A 205 32:51 ]

((THEREFORE I SHALL THE PRESIDENCY EFFECTIVE AT NOON TOMORROW)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=TOMORROW]


There was mixed reaction to the announcement.
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[SOT 37:52]
[IN Q=I think]

((I THINK NIXON SHOULD HAVE STAYED IN AND FOUGHT THIS THING ALL THE WAY TO THE END, BUT UNDER PRESSURE HE HAD TO RESIGN.....I THINK NIXON SHOULD RESIGN NOW IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR EVERYBODY INSTEAD OF LETTING IT CAUSE A LOT MORE PROBLEMS.......i THINK HE SHOULD RESIGN NOW)) [RUNS22]
[OUT Q=RESIGN NOW]


The next day, Nixon left office and a new President stepped in. Gerald Ford was sworn in as the 38-th President of the United States. He later pardoned Nixon.

That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm Keith Humphry.))[Sports-Plays]


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Wade Boggs joined an exclusive major league club yesterday when he hit his 118th home run.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL/Sportschannel; :]


Boggs became the 23rd member of the three-thousand hit club when he homered in the sixth inning of Tampa Bay's 15-to-10 loss to Cleveland.
The 18 year veteran stroked a pair of r-b-i singles before becoming the first player to homer for his three-thousandth hit.
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What a week for baseball, Friday Tony Gwynn smacked his 3000th hit and the day before that Mark McGwire knocked out

his 500th home run.[11Virginia-Shootout]


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Modelers from as far away as Pittsburgh battled it out at the Virginia Shootout.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


It's the biggest scale model show and contest to ever hit the Roanoke Valley.
More than 400 models vied for top honors.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= a lot of it]

((ED KENNEDY/JUDGE: A LOT OF IT HAS TO DO WITH HOW NEAT IT IS HOW WELL IT IS CONSTRUCTED. THEN WE START TO LOOK AT THE EMBELLISHMENTS. THE EXTRAS THEY'VE ADDED TO MAKE IT MORE THAN JUST WHAT COMES OUT OF THE BOX.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Kennedy/Judge;]
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[OUT Q=comes out of the box]
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[VO-NAT]


The models are judged by categories including cars, planes or dioramas.
The best model of the show will be picked from the best of category winners.
The subject matter ranged from science fiction, to scenes depicting historical events.
The Roanoke Valley Chapter of the International Modelers Society organized yesterday's event.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]


The Roanoke Chapter also WON the club competition. The Lynchburg chapter came in second.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning......
The efforts to contain a fire on Purgatory Mountain continue this morning,
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and the F-A-A is investigating two different plane mishaps, we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello][2-11Brush-Fire]


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[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
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Firefighters are still working this morning to contain a blaze on Purgatory Mountain.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


It started around 2 yesterday afternoon in two locations just a few feet away from Interstate 81 southbound between the Buchanan and Arcadia exits.
But despite fire fighters efforts to control the blaze it quickly spread to the mountainside. Within hours the fire had reached the top of the mountain and began spreading outward covering more than a hundred acres.
Hot shot crews with the Virginia Department of Forestry have been working around the clock to stop the fire from spreading even more.
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[SOT 02:18:54]
[IN Q=The main thing is]

((GARY ROWSEY/HOT SHOT CREW BOSS: THE MAIN THING IS TO GET A LINE AROUND THIS THING AND TRY TO CUT IT OFF AND PROTECT THESE STRUCTURES AND DIG A HAND LINE AROUND IT AND GET IT OUT))
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[OUT Q=it out]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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Most of the forest fires this year have been sparked by lightening.
But in this case officials suspect a vehicle may have been involved since the fire started along the interstate.

[Car-Stolen]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=none]
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Danville police are searching today for a suspected carjacker.
Police say, Helen Cooper gave the suspect a ride from Industrial Avenue to the Purdum Woods Apartments late last night.
The suspect then pulled a small handgun on the victim and took her car, a blue 1991 Pontiac Sunbird.
Police are looking for a black man about 5-foot-6, weighing 150 pounds, who goes by the name Shay.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact Danville police.



[Plane-Incident]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
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This morning the Federal Aviation Administration is investigation two separate plane mishaps.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;]


Fortunately no one was injured when a TWA Jet carrying 149 passengers blew out two of its tires after taking off from San Jose, California, yesterday.
Officials say a hydraulic problem on the TWA MD-80 caused the two left rear tires to blow out.
The plane made an emergency landing in nearby San Francisco.
It was on its way to Saint Louis.
[SUPER=03-Memphis, TN;]


In the second incident, parts of a Federal Express DC-10 came crashing into a Memphis neighborhood. Fortunately no one was hurt when parts of the plane fell off as it was approaching to land in Memphis.
The plane landed safely.
The FAA is investigating.
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[KENTUCKY-PLANT]


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[NEWSCAST=SUN AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=net]


Workers at a Kentucky nuclear plant were apparently misled about the radioactive material used in the plant.
And now the company must spend at least 240 billion dollars in a clean up effort.
Employees of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant thought they were working with uranium, which is mildly radioactive.
But they were actually using highly radioactive plutonium.
The workers inhaled plutonium laced dust brought into the plant for 23 years as part of a government experiment to

recycle used nuclear reactor fuel.
The Washington Post reports contaminants from the plant have spilled into ditches and eventually seeped into creeks and private wells.
Department of Energy says a site inspection has found ``no imminent threats.''


But they say the clean up will take at least 75 years. [11Kroger-Robbery]


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[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=kwe]
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Police were lead on a road and foot chase after a robbery in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It happened shortly after 4 yesterday morning at the Kroger on Orange Avenue in the Northeast section of Roanoke. 36 year old Carl Holland Junior apparently grabbed money from the cash register when it opened and then ran off. Police tracked the him down when they saw a car driving without head lights when they attempted to pull him over he took off. Holland then ran his car into this house on Glade Creek Drive.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((DOUGLAS DEMPSEY/NEIGHBOR: I LOOKED OUT AND THERE WAS A CAR ON MY PORCH OR THROUGH MY PORCH AND THEN I CALLED 911 TO SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON.))
[SUPER=01-Douglas Dempsey/Neighbor]
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[VO-NAT]

Police say once Holland ran the car into the house he took off on foot. Authorities caught up with him and arrested and charged him with robbery, eluding police, and reckless driving.
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[11Tobacco-Governor]


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[WRITER=kwe]
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Governor Gilmore is urging the nation's governors to oppose plans for a federal lawsuit against the tobacco industry. Gilmore is one of five tobacco state governors that says a successful lawsuit could decrease the amount of money the states would be able to collect under last year's national tobacco settlement. Virginia's share of that settlement is expected to be four billion dollars over 25 years. The Justice Department is moving ahead with its plans for a lawsuit.

[11Fundraiser]


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[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=99-23 1:36:43]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Salem couple is learning to love in sickness and in health.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Friends, churches, and clubs took part to raise money for Scott and Melissa Cook, who will be undergoing kidney transplants later this month.
Scott has suffered from diabetes since he was ten years old, and always knew how great the possibility of kidney failure was.
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[SOT]

4:38:39
[IN Q=I WENT]

((SCOTT COOK/ KIDNEY RECIPIENT: I WENT INTO KIDNEY FAILURE IN MARCH OF THIS YEAR AND REQUIRED ME TO BE ON DIALYSIS AND I NEEDED A KIDNEY AND MY WIFE MELISSA IS GOING TO BE DONATING ME A KIDNEY ON THE 26TH OF THIS MONTH.))
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[OUT Q=THIS MONTH]


Melissa was relieved when she found that she matched as a possible donor.
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[SOT4:39:50]
[IN Q=SEEING WHAT]
[SUPER=01-Melissa Cook/Kidney Donor]

((MELISSA COOK/ KIDNEY DONOR: SEEING WHAT HE HAD TO GO THROUGH AND HE JUST WASN'T HIMSELF. HE WAS TIRED ALL THE TIME.. KNOWING THAT A KIDNEY WOULD HELP HIM.))
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[OUT Q=HELP HIM]
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
Donations can be made to Fort Lewis Christian Church in care of Cook Transplant fund 2931 West Main Street, Salem, VA 24153. You can also call 540-380-4636.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[Both MICS HOT]
Still to come on News 7...... We're going wake boarding in this week's Sports Extra.
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[VO-NAT]
[anchor=Andrew]

and , some people say a UFO landed in their New Mexico town over 50 years ago and it's not Roswell. We'll tell you more about it in just a few minutes. , but first if you are traveling today. [Andrew ad-lib into the travel forecast]
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[Andrew MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump]

[soft music under][11Family-Reunion]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-20 1:29:55]
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A unique family reunion took place in Buchanan yesterday. It wasn't aunts, uncles, and grandparents, but a group of people who grew up together. Joy Sutton has the story.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;:00]
[SUPER=07-Ricky Williams;:19]
[SUPER=07-Malcolm Barnett;:50]
[SUPER=07-Renee Barnett Terry;1:17]
[SUPER=@joy2;1:30]
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((They hugged each other, took pictures and reminisced about the good old days.
Ricky Williams and Billy Terry haven't seen each other in at least 30 years when they used to play together as kids in their neighborhood in Buchanan.
But despite a few physical changes they recognized each other right away.
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[SOT 05:19:58]
[IN Q=Just a little gray]

((RICKY WILLIAMS: JUST A LITTLE GRAY A LITTLE CHUBBIER. HE LOOKS GOOD THOUGH, REAL GOOD))
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The families attending the Buchanan Families reunion at one time lived in same neighborhood, went to the same schools, and played together.
Now several generations have come back to reunite with what many of them call extended family.
Malcolm Barnett came all the way from Frankfurt, Germany to attend the reunion.
He remembers the way things use to be growing up in a time when Buchanan was segregated.
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[SOT 05:21:55]
[IN Q=We had]

((MALCOLM BARNETT: WE HAD TO GO A LONG WAYS TO SCHOOL IN THE MORNING. WE HAD TO WALK TO SCHOOL. IT WAS PRETTY HARD, BUT IT WAS AN ENJOYABLE LIFE))
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[OUT Q=enjoyable life]


There were 79 families invited to the reunion. Each person who attended received a T-shirt that listed all the families and their neighborhoods.
Renee Barnett Terry helped coordinate the event that she says was definitely needed.
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[SOT 05:27:06]
[IN Q=We had not seen]

((RENEE BARNETT: WE HAD NOT SEEN ONE ANOTHER FOR YEARS ALL THESE FAMILIES THAT ATTENDED MY SCHOOL CENTRAL ACADEMY AND HOW WONDERFUL IT WOULD BE TO GET US ALL TOGETHER AND HAVE A REUNION ))
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[OUT Q=We had not seen]


Many of the families say that even though the years have passed and they have moved out of the area they will always have a special connection to one another and to Buchanan.
Joy Sutton, News-7, Botetourt County.))





[UFO-Town]


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[WRITER=kor]
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Every town likes to boast about something. For one town in New Mexico, it's UFO's. But, we're not talking about Roswell. Bill Wood has the story.

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[SOT 6:33:15 5NA]
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[SUPER=03-Aztec, NM]
[SUPER=01-Bill Wood/Reporting;]
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[Sports-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports extra #2]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mountain Lake]


There's a trend sweeping Smith Mountain Lake and every other waterside community in the United States.
It seems everybody is riding the wakes.
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[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake; :04]
[SUPER=01-Davis Prillaman/Wakeboarder; :33]
[SUPER=01-Mike Weddington/Pro Wakeboarder; :42]
[super=01-Todd Rowland/SML Water Ski Club; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=all day]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound]

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Mike Weddington is a world champion wake boarder.
He gets paid to compete and perform demonstrations.
But on this day he's coaching members of the Smith Mountain Lake Water Ski Club.
For David Prillaman it was a chance to perfect a trick he's been working on for months but never been able to hit.


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[SOT 35:35:09]
[IN Q=come in]

((COME IN WITH THE PRESSURE ON YOUR FRONT FOOT AND AS YOU COME IN PULL THE HANDLE INTO YOUR HIP.))
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[OUT Q=into your hip]
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[SOT 42:16]
[IN Q=i GOT IT ON]

((DAVIS PRILLAMAN/WAKEBOARDER: I GOT IT ON MY FIRST TRY. THE INSTRUCTIONS WERE REAL SIMPLE AND EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND EVERYTHING. I WENT OUT THERE AND TRIED IT. I THINK PART OF IT WAS LUCK, THE BIG WAKE AND EVERYTHING.))
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[OUT Q=WAKE AND EVERYTHING]
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[SOT 30:14:19]
[IN Q=I JUST WATCH]

((MIKE WEDDINGTON/PRO WAKE BOARDER: I JUST WATCH THEM AND SEE WHERE THEY ARE ON THEIR WAKE BOARDING AND TRY TO HELP THEM ON THEIR BODY POSITIONING. GET THEM TO MORE BALANCED AND CENTERED ON THE BOARD. TEACH THEM GRABS AND FLIPS ANYTHING THEY WANT TO PROGRESS IN THE SPORT.))
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[OUT Q=IN THE SPORT]


The water ski club sponsors at least three clinics like this one each year.
More than 60 members of all levels of wake boarders as well as water, slalom skiers make up the club.
In fact two water skiers are getting to compete in nationals.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=that makes us]

((TODD ROWLAND/SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE WATER SKI CLUB: THAT MAKES US FEEL GOOD THAT WE HAVE MEMBERS WORKING THEIR WAY UP THE RANKS AND MAY ONE DAY BE LIKE MIKE AND BE SPONSORED BY A BOAT OR SKI COMPANY.))
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[SOT 35:08:14]
[IN Q=ON THAT 360]

((ON THAT 360 YOU JUST WENT EARLY. GET YOUR POP GOOD THEN DO THE HANDLE PASS.))
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Weddington has been a pro for six years but he says as time goes by he'll leave the competing behind and focus more on teaching and promoting the sport.
But for now this is his job.
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[SOT 28:53:13]
[IN Q=we just]

((WE JUST GO OUT THERE AND DO FLIPS AND TURNS LIKE YOU SAW, JUST HAVE A GOOD TIME AND YELL AT EACH OTHER AND HAVE A GOOD TIME ALL DAY.))
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[OUT Q=ALL DAY]

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