[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Heads]
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Coming up -
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[VO-NAT]


A deadly crash on route 460 tonight.
A talk show host makes a tough announcement about his health.
We'll check out plastic surgery in the Roanoke Valley - What's the most popular procedure in this area?
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus Ernie Irvin's out of the hospital.
News 7 is next.
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[SUPER=@Jean1;]
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[SUPER=@Mike1;]



[Bedford-Buoys]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-23 1:58:53]
[GRAPHIC=SML Buoy Battle]


For the second time a local government ducks out of a decision on no-wake buoys at Smith Mountain Lake.
Bedford County supervisors refused to vote tonight on whether to give a lake group the power to remove speed limits.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Newsroom]


Tina Tenret has more.
[Live= Full/Newroom]
[SUPER=@Tina1]


Both Franklin and Bedford counties have now postponed votes on this issue.
If they vote yes, boaters may not have to slow down anymore in parts of Smith Mountain Lake.
(rollcue...Smith Mountain Lake )
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[SOT]
[IN Q=No-wake buoys]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]
[SUPER=01-Don Clement/Lake Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Ken Dugan/Policy Advisory Bd;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=from using their coves]


(( No-wake buoys force boaters to a crawl in certain coves.
But the lake's policy advisory board wants to remove about 20 buoys, saying they belong only in public areas.
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[SOT 19:38:54]
[IN Q=What next]

((DON CLEMENT/LAKE RESIDENT: WHAT NEXT? SHOULD WE REMOVE WARNING AND SPEED CONTROL SIGNS AT SCHOOLS SO PEOPLE CAN DRIVE FASTER? WHY NOT RAISE SPEEDS AT THICKLY SETTLED RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES TO 40 OR 50 MILES PER HOUR?))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=PER HOUR]


About 100 people showed up to a public hearing.
Most want to keep the buoys.
They say markers protect not only cove residents but also families and fishermen who feel protected in those coves.
The policy advisory board disagrees.
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[SOT 20:07:02]
[IN Q=Let's face it]

((KEN DUGAN/POLICY ADVISORY BOARD: LET'S FACE IT. THE REAL REASON THESE PEOPLE ARE MAKING ALL THIS FUSS IS NOT SAFETY SO MUCH AS KEEPING THEIR BUOYS IN AN EFFORT TO DISSUADE JET SKIERS FROM USING THEIR COVES.))
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[OUT Q=USING THEIR COVES]))
[Live= Full/Newsroom]


Now, you could hear some lake residents did NOT trust the Policy Advisory Board and did NOT want to let them remove lake buoys.
After all, the policy advisory board is all volunteers, so unhappy residents could not vote them out.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Newsroom]


But those volunteers also take care of the lake --
The board's president said tonight if they didn't get this power over buoys, residents could keep their own lake clean.


[Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tar]
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[GRAPHIC=None]


A Roanoke man is in stable condition tonight after he was shot in the arm.
A police officer heard shots in North Roanoke around 7 p.m.
When authorities responded, they found Jermaine Osborne of Hunt Avenue with a gunshot wound to the arm.


Police say unknown suspects fled the scene.
Osborne was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. His wound does not appear to be life-threatening.


[Gang-Violence]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-37 30:03]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


The Southern Christian Leadership Conference says gang rivalries led to the weekend murder of a Roanoke man.
But city officials, and some residents aren't convinced there's a gang problem
Eric Earnhart has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=19 year old]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/SCLC; :17]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Simms/Lincoln Terrace Resident; :35]
[SUPER=01-Bill White/City Council Member; 1:01]
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[OUT Q=N 7]

(( 19 year old Prentice R. Jordan died of multiple gun shot wounds at Easley's Restaurant early Saturday morning.
The SCLC says the murder should be a wakeup call for Roanoke city officials, who they believe are refusing to face the facts.

[SOT 09:43:35]
[IN Q=we know for a]

(( JEFF ARTIS/SCLC; WE KNOW FOR A FACT THAT IT WAS GANG INVOLVEMENT, WE KNOW FOR A FACT THAT IT WAS VH-1, THE VILLA HEIGHTS GANG, AGAINST THE LINCOLN TERRACE GANG, THE LTP GANG ))
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[OUT Q=THE LTP gang]



Graffiti with those symbols is painted on this basketball court in the Villa Heights neighborhood.
The night after the murder, gunfire erupted on the streets of Lincoln Terrace.

[SOT 09:40:07]
[IN Q=I don't know of]

((BARBARA SIMMS/LINCOLN TERRACE RESIDENT; I DON'T KNOW OF ANYBODY WHO'S IN A GANG, BUT WHEN YOU SEE MORE THAN ONE PERSON WITH GUNS THEY'RE RELATED SOME KIND OF WAY. ))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=some kind of way]



One Villa Heights resident who knew the murder victim says it all started with a fight over a girl, not a gang.

[SOT 09:57:40]
[IN Q=this ain't no gang]

((VILLA HEIGHTS RESIDENT; THIS AIN'T NO GANG, THIS IS ABOUT LIFE, SOMEBODY GOT MURDERED AND YOU SHOULDN'T DIE IN VAIN AND HE SHOULDN'T HAVE PEOPLE GOING AROUND AND SAYING HE WAS IN NO ******* GANG AND THIS AND THAT, HE WASN'T DOING NONE OF THAT. ))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=none of that]



Councilman Bill White says his first priority is to stop the shooting.

[SOT 09:52:15]
[IN Q=the gang is not]

((BILL WHITE/CITY COUNCIL MEMBER; THE GANG IS NOT THE ISSUE, THE ISSUE IS THE ILLEGAL ACTIVITY AND THE PROTECTION OF OUR PROPERTY AND OUR CITIZENS. ))
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[OUT Q=and our citizens]



Police say they're not ignoring the SCLC's message, an investigator has been assigned to look into their concerns.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))

[Rockbridge-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fire]


Firefighters are battling a forest fire in a remote area of Rockbridge County.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN]
The blaze - covering about 2 acres - was sparked by lightning... just South of Buena Vista off of Route 501.
A containment line has been established around the blaze.
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[Bret]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-A]
[GRAPHIC=Bret Aftermath]


Tropical Storm Bret may have fizzled out but the heavy rains are not over yet - and that could bring flooding.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Corpus Christi, TX;]


Heavy rain and powerful winds knocked out signs- downed power lines and caused minimal structural damage.
Considering that Bret came ashore as a category Four Hurricane, residents consider themselves lucky.
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[SOT 20:06:37]
[IN Q=I expected]

((I EXPECTED MORE SCREAMING, MORE NOISE AND MORE DAMAGE, BUT WE JUST GOT A GLIMPSE OF IT. I THINK WE WE'RE VERY FORTUNATE.))
[SUPER=01-Susie Welsh/Resident;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=VERY FORTUNATE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Cleanup is now underway - people took the boards down from windows - and spent the day clearing downed trees.


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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [08/23/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST


[Toss back to anchor][460-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-35 15:56:07]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


An accident on route 460 late this afternoon killed a woman.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


It happened shortly before 5 in Bedford County near Thaxton.
Elizabeth Ann Reynolds of Bunker Hill Loop was driving east on 460 when she lost control of her 1978 Chevrolet.
It went off the road and hit a tree.
Rescuers say she died on impact.
Reynolds was 59 years old.
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[Scales]


[ANCHOR=jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-30 57:39]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The older brother of the identical twins charged with murdering a man in downtown Blacksburg -- stands firmly behind his brothers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Terry and Kerry Scales are accused of shooting and killing Richard Bullard inside Arnold's restaurant two years ago.
Attorneys for the twins say their clients fired in self defense after Bullard grabbed Kerry, by the neck, for looking at a woman on the dance floor.
This afternoon-- the twins' older brother, Leon, told the jury he saw Bullard attack one of his brothers.
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[SOT 3:07:54]
[IN Q=When I ]
(LEON SCALES/DEFENDANTS BROTHER: WHEN I TURNED AROUND MR. BULLARD GRABBED ONE OF MY BROTHER'S KERRY, HIS HANDS AROUND H

IS THROAT, WITH KERRY'S HEAD ANGLED BACK UP IN THE AIR. )
[SUPER=01-Leon Scales/Defendants Brother; ]
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[OUT Q=in the air.]
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[VO-NAT]


Just before Leon Scales took the stand -- the prosecution scored one major point.
Throughout the trial, the defense has maintained that the twins had permits to carry a concealed weapon.
But the prosecution pointed out to the jury that the permits were NOT legal because neither twin had actually signed the final paperwork.
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[anchor=jean]
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Testimony will continue tomorrow.

[Martin]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-29 45:49]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


A Roanoke man faces 10 months in custody for the November accident that killed his friend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Nov. 22, 1998]


John Samuel Martin Jr. was charged with driving under the influence and involuntary manslaughter following the wreck. His truck ran off Ninth street and flipped, killing 19- year- old James Dooley.
Today, the VICTIM'S mother asked for leniency.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Judge Jonathan Apgar sentenced Martin to six months in jail, and four months in a vocational detention center in Russell County.

[Turkey]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-B]
[GRAPHIC=Earthquake]


It's being called a miraculous discovery - a survivor found seven days after the earthquake in Turkey.
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[SOT 20:24:41]
[IN Q=nats cheering]

((CHEERS!!!))
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=cheers.]
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-Yalova, Turkey;]


Rescue teams found three year old Ismail alive -
He was dehydrated but conscious.
But in many places the search and rescue is now being taken over by bulldozers, clearing away debris.
Some American rescue teams think it's too early too give up.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=15:15:52]

((WE NEED MORE INFORMATION BEFORE WE MAKE THAT DETERMINATION.))
[SUPER=01-Raphael Pozo/Florida Task Force One;]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=THAT DETERMINATION.]
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[V0-NAT] The homeless in these tents aren't used to deprivation. Until last week they were living in 100 thousand dollar apartments.
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[Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-24 1:47:16]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


A 167- million dollar state budget surplus -- but NO new money for roads.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Governor Jim Gilmore announced today that after all the state's obligated spending, just over eight million dollars is all that's left of the surplus.
He used that news to ridicule three plans put forward by both Democrats and Republicans to build new roads in Virginia.
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[SOT 09:56:00]
[IN Q=The bottom]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE BOTTOM LINE IS THIS: THE CURRENT TRANSPORTATION... DO NOT MAKE FOR FINANCIAL INTEGRITY AND GOOD GOVERNMENT.))
[sot 10:18:49]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: I DON'T THINK THE GOVERNOR IS HIDING ANY MONEY. BUT WHAT I DO THINK IS THAT WE'VE HAD TOO MUCH DELAY WITH THE GOVERNOR COMING FORWARD WITH A PLAN FOR TRANSPORTATION.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :00]
[SUPER=@Cranwell; :19 ]
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[OUT Q=plan for transportation.]
[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=Hold]


Delegate Cranwell says the Governor's forecasts are conservative-- and the surplus could actually approach 500-million dollars by the end of the year.
The Governor says he'll unveil his own plan for transportation funding next week.


[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Business is booming for plastic surgeons across the country - and the Roanoke Valley's no exception.
We'll have details.
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[V O-NAT]
And a nationally known Talk show host announces he's suffering from a debilitating disease.
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[SOT]

[15:07:47-15:07:54]
[IN Q=There were]

((THERE WERE LITERALLY DAYS WHEN I JUST WANTED TO OUT ME OUT OF MY MISERY BECAUSE THAT'S HOW HARD AND HOW BAD IT HURT. ))
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=how bad it hurt.]
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[vo-nat]
The story, coming up.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=MST]
[TAPE#=Sports Preview]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=BIG 7"]

(( Hey everybody this is Mike Stevens in the News 7 sports office with NFL news concerning the State of the Skins and the signing of Akiki.
The Express gets one of its big bangers back in the fold.
Shannon Taylor will have to be the man if UVa is to slow down the opposition.
And Ernie Irvan get out of the hospital tonight on the Big 7.))

[Montel]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=JJA]
[TAPE#=net-C]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Talk show host Montel Williams says he has multiple sclerosis.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-New York, NY;]


With his wife by his side, Williams made the announcement.
He says he doesn't know how long he's had it, because he's been misdiagnosed for years.
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[SOT 15:06:37]
[IN Q=I'm really kind of]

((MONTEL WILLIAMS/TALK SHOW HOST: I'M REALLY KIND OF SICK AND TIRED OF HAVING TO HIDE, I'VE BEEN HIDING IT NOW FOR SIX MONTHS. THIS HAS BEEN ONE OF THE MOST WONDERFUL EXPERIENCES OF MY LIFE JUST BEING ABLE TO FINALLY TELL THE TRUTH AND TO SAY THIS IS WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME AND I'M GONNA GET THROUGH IT AND IF I CAN GET THROUGH IT ANYONE ELSE WILL BE ABLE TO DO THE SAME.))
[SUPER=01-Montel Williams/Talk Show Host;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=DO THE SAME.]
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[VO-NAT]


Williams says he'll work as long as he can and he wants to start raising money to find a cure.
Multiple sclerosis is caused when the body's immune system attacks the nerves and the brain.
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[Franklin-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=99-28 31:44]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


Franklin County fire officials are still investigating this afternoon's mobile home fire on Byrd Mill Road.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Paula Hodges came home from shopping to find her mobile home on fire. No people were hurt, but her puppy was killed and almost all her possessions were destroyed. Fire officials say a short circuit in the electric service panel probably started the fire.
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[Building-Facades]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-25 1:15:59]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg]


Part of downtown Lynchburg is getting a facelift this week.. and the city is helping to pick up the tab.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Crews this morning began to dismantle the aluminum facade on the old McGregor furniture building on Main Street, revealing historic brickwork underneath.
The project is costing about 90- thousand dollars, but the city is paying 30 percent of the bill.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


It's back to school time. A look at the first day back, coming up.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, what's hot in the Roanoke Valley when it comes to plastic surgery?
We'll tell you, when we return.
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[LOTTO]
[SUPER=135-2 1 0/9 4 0 7/4 5 19 20 23]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
2-1-0

(two, one, zero)


Pick 4:
9-4-0-7

(nine, four, zero, seven)


Cash 5:
4-5-19-20-23

(four, five, nineteen, twenty, twenty-three)



[Cosmetic-Surgery]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-33 54:08]
[GRAPHIC=Cosmetic Surgery]


Plastic Surgery has more than doubled around the nation in the past six years- and as Tonya Flory reports- this region seems to be following the trend.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Cosmetic surgery]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Enrique Silberblatt/Plastic Surgeon; :06]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Eric Desman/Plastic Surgeon; :30]
[SUPER=01-Tot Langhammer/Patient; :47]
[super=@Tonya2;]
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[OUT Q=Health Check]

(( Cosmetic surgery is becoming increasingly popular nationwide.
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[SOT ub 09 39 52]
[IN Q=I think the]

((DR. ENRIQUE SILBERBLATT/PLASTIC SURGEON: I THINK THE BABY BOOMER GENERATION IS GETTING INTO THEIR 40'S AND 50'S AND SINCE THAT'S A VERY LARGE BLOCK OF PEOPLE, DOING REASONABLY WELL THAT MAY ALSO EXPLAIN WHY THE DEMAND FOR COSMETIC SURGERY HAS INCREASED.)) [RUNS:19]
[OUT Q=has increased.]

and there are more operations at less cost today.
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[SOT ub 12 16 43]
[IN Q=Most of the]

((DR. ERIC DESMAN/PLASTIC SURGEON: MOST OF THE PROCEDURES ARE UNDER 5000 DOLLARS AND PEOPLE ARE A LITTLE BIT SURPRISED WHEN THEY HEAR THAT.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=hear that]

Tot Langhammer decided a few months ago to take a few years off her face.
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[IN Q=I wanted to come out ]

((TOT LANGHAMMER/PATIENT: I WANTED TO COME OUT LOOKING RESTED AND THAT SOMEBODY WOULDN'T SAY OH MY GOSH, YOU'VE MUTILATED YOUR FACE, YOU JUST LOOK LIKE YOU'VE HAD A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=good night's sleep.]

Liposuction is the number one procedure performed in the country. But both doctors say breast enlargement's the most common surgery in the Roanoke Valley. And women aren't the only ones choosing to enhance their features.
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[SOT ub 09 45 05]
[IN Q=Older men in the]

((DR. ENRIQUE SILBERBLATT/PLASTIC SURGEON: OLDER MEN IN THE WORKFORCE ARE SEEING MORE OF A THREAT FROM YOUNGER MEN AND WANT TO APPEAR YOUNGER, SECONDLY, THE GAY POPULATION IS AS CONCERNED ABOUT IT'S APPEARANCE AS WOMEN ARE.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=as women are.]

With this growing demand to look better -- there is one segment of the population having less cosmetic surgery -- teenagers. Tonya Flory, News 7, HealthCheck.))






































[County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-32 37:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The first day of school is over for many area schools.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Students filled the halls of Cave Spring High School -- buzzing about their summer break. County School officials spent much of their summer focusing on a hot topic -- preventing violence. They are implementing a program that focuses on caring, connecting, and communicating with students. The goal is to keep administrators, students and the community all in tune with each other.
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[SUPER=X5001][S-Extra]



[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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[VO-NAT]


TV Guide is publishing a total of 32 separate covers for its magazine in conjunction with its August 28 NFL Preview issue.
The magazines are in stores now and as in the past six there are 31 different regional covers featuring various NFL stars.
The national cover is graced by the presence of Arizona Cardinals quarterback Jake Plummer and Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis.
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[S-Packers]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-45 606TC]
[GRAPHIC=PACKERS/BRONCOS]


We begin with NFL preseason action as the two of the top teams of the 90's squared off in Madison, Wisconsin with the Packers dominating the Broncos.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Madison, WI/ABC Sports;:00]


The Pack won the game but they may have lost Brett Favre for a while. He injured his throwing hand on this hit by John Mobley. Favre left the game and remained on the sideline with his hand and thumb wrapped.
His replacement, former Boston College QB, Don Hasselback was impressive in
[super=30-Denver/12/Green Bay/27;]

relief as he three three TD passes including this one to Halifax County native Tyrone Davis. The former UVa star gets the score, the Pack get the win 27 to 12.
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[S-Bengals]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-42 15528tc ]
[GRAPHIC=BENGALS]


The Cincinnati Bengals have finally come to terms with top draft pick Akili Smith.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]


The quarterback from Oregon missed all of training camp and two preseason games due to nasty negotiations.
But his agent Leigh Steinberg got him a seven year deal worth $56 million.
He gets $11 just for signing as a bonus.
He meet the Cincinnati media today.
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[S-Redskins]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-37]
[GRAPHIC=REDSKINS]


The Redskins are in Pittsburgh this Saturday night for their third preseason game.
So far, the Redskins are unbeaten, and the team's defense has been much
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD; :00]


improved over last season. Rookie Champ Bailey has been impressive so far with two interceptions and a touchdown in two games.
The team's new director of player personnel thinks the future looks bright if the players continue to mesh.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We've got...]
[SUPER=01-Vinny Cerrato/Redskins Personnel Director; :00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=...ON THE DEFENSE."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]


Cerato has been running non-stop since he arrived in Washington to basically take over for lame duck former general manger Charley Casserly.
He knows his football. Among other things he's a former college quarterback and a recruiting coordinator for Lou Holtz at Notre Dame.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="You've been...]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=...very important."]
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[S-Irvan]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=IRVAN]


Ernie Irvan is out of the hospital this morning and back home in North Carolina.
Irvan suffered a bruised lung and a mild head injury when he crashed in Busch practice on Friday.
Believe it or not, his race team says he may be ready to drive Saturday night at Bristol.


[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-48 6:48]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


The Roanoke Express continues to make moves to solidify its team for the upcoming season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The Express also signed fan favorite J.F. Tremblay to a one year contract yesterday. The left winger registered 31 points last season and was second on the team in penalty minutes with 153. This will be Tremblay's fourth year with the Express.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=express]


Today the team is also expected to name its new radio announcer for 1999.

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Still to come tonight. UVa has some preseason worries on defense.
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[VO-NAT]


And the coaches are banking on a former Friday Football Extra star to ease their minds.
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[S-Defense]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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UVa's biggest challenge this preseason is finding some players to plug the gaping holes on the defensive side of the ball.
Steve Mason tells us how a former player of the week is helping to solve a least one of the problems.
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((Patrick Kerney, Anthony Poindexter, Walley Rainer, three good reasons Virginia ranked 17th national in rushing defense. But they are gone and there are some big shoes to fill in Charlottesville. ((TRAVIS GRIFFITH/UVA DEFENSIVE END:))
A baptism under fire for five new defensive starters who open the season with two road games against North Carolina and Clemson. Shannon Taylor is refocused on playing linebacker and helping newcomers like his former classmate at Patrick Henry, UVa freshman defensive lineman Boo Battle. ((:))
Taylor is somewhat new considering he took last year off and the season before, he played defensive end, now he is relearning linebacker. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) The Cavs do have some depth at corner, with Tim Spruill, Antwan Harris and Dwayne Stukes coming back, the key is for the starters to stay healthy, Steve Mason news 7 sports.))


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The NFL will be right back here on Your Hometown Station later this week as the preseason hits week number three. Join us Thursday night as the Chiefs take on the Jaguars at eight right here on WDBJ-7.
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It may be a simple toy - but it can do some complicated things...
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as demonstrated in tonight's Video of the Day.
Yo-Yo Enthusiasts from all over the world flocked to Honolulu to compete in the 19-99 (Ban-die) Bandai International Yo-Yo Championships.
Contestants performed tricks called "Walk the Dog", "Go Around the World", and "Rock the Baby".
They battled for the title before a panel of the only five yo-yo masters in the world.
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