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Next on News 7-
Another Hurricane heads toward the U-S mainland. We'll have a live report as Florida braces for Irene.
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And a new discovery may show the missing link between dinosaurs and birds.
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Fair weather on Saturday and a good chance of rain Sunday. The full weekend out look in just a moment.

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Does a popular soft drink reduce male potency? A lot of teens think so. But it's not true.
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And -- thousands of former Phen-fen users are at risk of losing a record settlement.
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((THE WIND WAS REAL BAD. I WAOULD TAKE A GUESS AND SAY 60 MILES AN HOUR.))
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Hurricane Irene pounds the Florida Keys and is now headed for the Florida mainland.
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Good Evening.
Hurricane Irene made landfall this afternoon near the Florida Everglades- along the state's Southwestern coast.
[I may skip this line] The storm has already dumped ten inches of rain on Florida and more could be on the way.
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Terisa Estacio in Southwest Florida in Fort Myers with more.
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The State Board of Elections says it's okay with the ten pilot sites picked to require voter I-Ds on election day.

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In a hastily called emergency meeting today, the two Republicans and one Democrat on the board signed off on the plan.
That's after it was learned in court last night that the board's secretary, Cameron Quinn, made the selections in a meeting with Governor Jim Gilmore's Secretary of Administration, Bryan Slater.
Democrats blasted it as political.
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((SEN. HENRY MARSH/D-RICHMOND: THE INTERESTING THING WAS THAT NOBODY HAD ANY INPUT ON THESE THINGS EXCEPT THE GOVERNOR'S POLITICAL ADVISORS. EVEN THE STATE BOARD DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT IT.08 I DON'T TRUST THE FOX TAKING CARE OF THE CHICKENS LIKE THAT. I'M STRONGLY SUSPICIOUS THAT THERE'S SOME HANKY PANKY GOING ON.))
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((CAMERON QUINN/ELECTIONS BOARD SECRETARY: I DID NOT MAKE ANY DECISIONS BASED ON PARTISAN POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS. Is there anything else you'd like to add? DO I NEED TO SAY ANYTHING MORE?))
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After a 90 minute closed door session, the board signed off on the ten sites.
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Democrats allege the voter I-Ds will discourage voters who remember discriminatory Jim Crow laws -- and it's the Gilmore adminstration's plan to influence close elections.
A spokesman for the Governor says the Secretary of Administration did NOT select the final list of sites-- and calls the charges utterly false.


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A state police investigation has cleared a top official in the Henry County sheriff's office.
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Captain Kimmy Nester talked about a person's criminal record on a call to a local cable TV program.
He was accused of using privileged information.
But a special prosecutor says that wasn't the case; everything Nester said was public record, or personal knowledge.
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((CAPTAIN KIMMY NESTER: HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: WE ALL KNEW THAT WE WOULD BE EXONERATED. I'M HAPPY TO HAVE COOPERATED WITH THE AUTHORITIES IN THIS INVESTIGATION.))
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Nester says the inquiry came at a bad time; he's got three murder cases to work on.
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Roanoke City Council continues to wrestle with the search for a new city manager.
A special meeting this afternoon produced no decision.
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A majority of council is said to support one of two finalists, but the issue of compensation appears to be the latest sticking point.
Council member Alvin Hudson is the chairman of council's search committee.
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City Council has scheduled another meeting on October 25th to discuss the city manager search.


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What's molten metal doing running through a factory? The hot details are still ahead on News 7 at 5.
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But it's a cold day on Wall Street ... major losses from the open to the closing bell.
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A lot of nail biting going on today- as the stock market dipped below the 10- thosuand mark briefly and then made it's way back up.
As Stacey Tisdale reports- stocks were lower all day after grim news on the inflation front.
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It looks like a lava flow. But, it's really melted metal that made its way through a steel plant.
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A couple of water-cooled brass valves that control air coming into the furnace came off, allowing the metal to ooze out. And it's hot .. 26 hundred degrees hot.
The plant is located in Dearborn, Michigan, just outside Detroit. Officials there say there was no explosion.
No word yet on a damage estimate or clean-up costs.
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A flying dinosaur that lived between 120-and-140 million years ago, may be the missing link between graceful birds and hulking dinosaurs.
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Fossil specimens of the dinosaur, about the size of a turkey with razor-sharp teeth and claws, were unveiled for the first time today in Washington .. at the National Geographic Society's Explorers Hall.
The fossils are among a group of feathered dinosaur remains recently discovered in China.
And get out your notebooks. The new species, is called "Sinornithosaurus" (sign-oh-RINTH-a-saurus.)
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Even we were a little surprised to find Patrick bellying up to the bar THIS early on a Friday night, but he has a good reason... [LIVE PATRICK FULL MICROWAVE]
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PATRICK AD LIB [STOCKS]

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It wouldn't be Oktoberfest without a hearty German brew, and to round out our Celebration of Oktoberfest we find Patrick Evans already at the bar.
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Butthis is for educational reasons,- Patrick- you are going to tell us all about the different types of German Beers one may find at Oktoberfest.
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Qualifying is under way in Alabama. Just ahead, Mike Stevens has the early results.
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On Health check, does drinking a popular soft drink reduce verility? Don't buy the rumors.
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And doctors warn about a potentially life threatening time to take herbs.
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((DR. JANE FITCH/BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE: THEY CAN EFFECT HOW THE BLOOD FLOWS, BUT THEY CAN ALSO INTERACT WITH THE CHEMICALS THAT ARE IN THE BLOOD STREAM.))
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There's word spreading around high schools across the country, that drinking a popular beverage can serve as a birth control.
One major problem: the rumor is all wrong.
Here's the lowdown on "The Dew".
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((No one seems to know exactly how the rumor started, but plenty of teens can tell you what they've heard about Mountain Dew.
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YEAH, I HEARD ABOUT YELLOW NUMBER 5, HOW IT REDUCES YOUR SPERM COUNT.
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It seems to be the topic of conversation among boys at the soda machines.
To people at Planned Parenthood, all this is disturbing, but it's not surprising.
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MARY FJERSTAD/PLANNED PARENTHOOD:
(ADOLESCENTS CAN ENGAGE IN MAGICAL THINKING. IF I HAVE SEX WITH MY GIRLFRIEND AND DON'T USE ANY PROTECTION, SHE'S NOTE

GOING TO ET PREGNANT. I'LL BE LUCKY.)
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Even if a soda could lower sperm count, drinking it would not prevent pregnancy.
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MARY FJERSTAD/PLANNED PARENTHOOD: IN ANY SINGLE EJACULATE, THERE'S PROBABLY 40 TO 60 MILLION SPERM. EVEN IF THAT'S SLIGHTLY REDUCED BY ANYTHING, IT'S STILL AN AWFUL LOT OF POTENTIAL FOR PREGNANCY.
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And many girls seem less likely to buy into the rumor.
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IT'S PATHETIC. WHOEVER STARTED THIS RUMOR NEEDS TO GET A LIFE.))
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But what about caffeine? Mountain Dew has more of it than most sodas, but less than coffee.
Though a new study links higher caffeine with lower fertility in females, this hasn't been demonstrated for men.

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Thousands of people suing a major drug maker over a diet drug won't take part in a proposed settlement.
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And lawyers in the fen-phen case say this threatens the resolution of one of the biggest product liability cases ever.
There was a proposed settlement of 3-point-75 billion dollars, but lawyers for thousands of plaintiffs say they are seeking higher damages, which puts any settlement in jeopardy.
Those suing American Home Products say they suffered injuries after taking the fen-phen diet drug combination.


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New statistics about senior citizen's health are out and the numbers don't look good. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly one in ten Americans in their 70s or older needs help with routine chores such as bathing. Four in ten have to use walkers or hearing aids. Life expectancy for Americans at birth is 76 and a-half years. But the C-D-C says someone who reaches age 65 can expect to live to 83.




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Doctors are raising concerns about patients taking herbal remedies before surgery. They say those herbal products could be dangerous for patients going under the knife.
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Many people have put their health in herbs and natural supplements. Doctors say they want to work with Congress to strengthen laws on the safety and quality of herbal supplements.
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((GARY CROAK/HERBALIST: ALOT OF OUR CLIENTELE WHO COMES IN ALREADY IS AWARE OF THAT AND ALOT OF TIMES THEIR PHYSICIANS ARE ALREADY AWARE OF WHAT THEY ARE TAKING.))
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Doctors say gingko biloba, garlic, ginger, and ginseng could lead to excessive blood loss during surgery. Two other popular products St. Johns wort and kava kava may prolong the sedative effect of anesthesia.
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Anesthesiologists recommend patients stop using herbal supplements two weeks prior to surgery.













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They're qualifying on the fast track at Talledega today.
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Mike Stevens has our two-minute ticker.

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The ticker begins on the Alabama asphalt this afternoon
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where the Winston Cup cars are working on earning a spot in Sunday's Winston 500.
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Ricky Rudd who is still trying to keep his winning streak in tact, was one of the fastest cars in the early going. Rudd turned a lap at 198 point 265 miles an hour on the two and half mile tri-oval. Less than 25 cars have hit the track. 47 in all will attempt to qualify.
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Tomorrow night's Big East showdown in Blacksburg will feature a dangerous Syracuse team that is angry and anxious to get some respect.
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Your Hometown Station is loaded with football this weekend. Saturday at 3 we are back in the SEC as Alabama takes on Mississippi.
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And then Sunday the Dolphins battle the Patriots at one. Dan Marino is still listed as questionable. If he can't go Brock Huard will start.
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16 games including many that will decide district titles are on the Friday Football Extra schedule tonight.
Here's where you will find us for the week eight action.
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One side note to the Salem-Byrd game tonight - last night vandals broke into Salem Stadium and used orange paint to write "Byrd Rules" on the middle of the field.
Salem crews led by stadium manager Scott Sampson have worked all day to cover up the graffiti by painting over it with green field paint.
Have a safe weekend everybody.
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The national spotlight shines on Blacksburg this weekend. Thousands of students and alumni will pack Lane Stadium tomorrow morning as ESPN's College GameDay program broadcasts live from Virginia Tech.
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[FULL SCREEN/ESS] News 7 Saturday Morning will be there, too .. with live reports and interviews from the Tech campus. Join us, starting at 8 A.M.
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