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Coming up on News 7-
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Hundreds of striking Rubatex workers march through downtown Bedford today.
A well known Democrat from Mecklenburg County will challenge Congressman Virgil Goode this fall.
And-- thousands rally in Charlotte in support of the N-R-A.
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News 7 is next.


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They've been on strike for more than 8 months.
Today striking Rubatex workers took their message of unity to downtown Bedford.
Joy Sutton has more.
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For months they've been walking the picket lines -- but on this day hundreds of striking Rubatex workers took their fight to the streets of downtown Bedford.
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((DANNY BROWN/STRIKING WORKER: THIS STRIKE RIGHT HERE HAS JUST MADE US STRONGER AND WE GONE SHOW AND PROVE TO THEM THAT THIS STRIKE RIGHT HERE IS GOING TO STAY. THIS UNIONS GOING TO STAY STRONG))
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Members of the United Steel Workers of America local 240 say what they want is a fair contract and for Rubatex to stop what they call unfair labor practices.
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But these striking workers are not alone in their fight -- national labor leaders and other local unions are also backing them in this ongoing labor dispute.
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((LINDA CHAVEZ-THOMPSON/NATL AFL-CIO: WE WANT A CLEAR MESSAGE THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE WITH THESE FOLKS ONE DAY LONGER THAN NECESSARY FOR THEM TO GO BACK TO WORK AND GET THEIR CONTRACTION AND BE ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR THEIR FAMILIES. THE COMPANY IS NOT BEING FAIR TO THEM. RUBATEX NEEDS TO BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES))
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((KENNETH STEVENS/LOCAL 831: WE CAME UP HERE TO GIVE THEM A LIFT IN SPIRIT AND HOPE WE GET THIS THING SOLVED. THE QUICKER THE BETTER))
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This is the longest strike in the foam and rubber manufacturing history.
But these striking Rubatex workers say they are standing firm -- and they will continue to walk the picket lines for as long as it takes.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Bedford.))
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Union leaders say there have been recent negotiations with Rubatex and believe progress is being made.
Company officials had no comment.












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The five nuclear superpowers have agreed to get rid of their atomic arsenals.
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The United States, Russia, Britain, France and China join 182 other countries in agreeing to the disarmament agenda.
But delegates say it'll take many years to achieve a nuclear-free world.
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[Lazio]


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Hillary Rodham Clinton says the differences between herself and Congressman Rick Lazio are very clear.
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The first lady made the comment today while welcoming her new rival in the New York Senate race.
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((HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON: WE HAVE TAKEN DIFFERENT STANDS ON EVERYTHING FROM EDUCATION TO HEALTHCARE TO THE ECONOMY TO HOW WE TAKE CARE OF OUR ELDERLY AND YOUNG PEOPLE. ))
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Mrs. Clinton says she looks forward to discussing the issues with Lazio.
The Republican officially announced his candidacy today... one day after New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani dropped out of the race.
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It's official.
Congressman Virgil Goode will go up against Mecklenburg farmer John Boyd this fall.
Fifth District democrats nominated Boyd this afternoon-- to challenge the Democrat turned Independent.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
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(( The rebuilding of the Fifth District Democratic party got underway with a not- so subtle swipe at its former Congressman.
Virgil Goode's former chief of staff, Jim Evert, was given a trophy and two standing ovations for his political courage after resigning when Goode left the Democratic party last winter.
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While many Democrats here are glad to be rid of the conservative- leaning Goode, most agree his departure left the party in disarray.
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((CARL EGGLESTON/FIFTH DISTRICT CHAIRMAN: THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT CONVENTION TO START THAT PROCESS, TO TRY TO HEAL THE PARTY FROM ALL THAT'S HAPPENED WITH THE VIRGIL GOODE EPISODE AND THIS WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO NOMINATE SOMEONE AT THIS CONVENTION AND TO WORK AGGRESSIVELY FOR THAT PERSON.))
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That person is Mecklenberg farmer John Boyd, who had the nomination wrapped up before the convention began.
Even with the name recognition gained from his fight on behalf of the nation's black farmers, Boyd admits taking on Goode will be a struggle.
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((JOHN BOYD/D- FIFTH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: IT'S GOING TO BE A TOUGH FIGHT BUT I LOVE A GOOD FIGHT. I'VE BEEN A FIGHTER ALL MY LIFE.. I FOUGHT FOR THE FARMERS AND A LOT OF PEOPLE DIDN'T GIVE US MUCH OF A CHANCE THERE, AS A MATTER OF FACT THEY DIDN'T GIVE US ANY CHANCE. AND SOME PEOPLE AREN'T GIVING US ANY CHANCE IN THIS RACE EITHER, SO WE MIGHT SURPRISE SOME PEOPLE.))
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Boyd's only opponent for the nomination, Allen Hale, says Goode is not unbeatable.
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((ALLEN HALE/SOUGHT NOMINATION: HE RAN UNOPPOSED, AS YOU KNOW, IN '98.. I THINK IF THE ISSUES ARE BROUGHT OUT AND PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE ISSUES AND HIS RECORD, I THINK HE'S VULNERABLE.))
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They'll find out in November.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Rustburg.))
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Also today-- Democrats in the ninth district re-nominated Congressman Rick Boucher who's seeking his tenth term.


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More than 200 fire fighters spent the morning battling a large fire at a Philadelphia warehouse.
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The fire broke out around 8 A-M at a trucking company.
The heavy smoke and flames, along with several small explosions, caused the voluntary evacuation of surrounding neighborhoods.
A portion of interstate 95 was also temporarily shut down.
Amtrak also suspended service because of heavy smoke but is running once again.
The cause of the fire is not known.
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Smith Mountain Lake was the scene of an early morning boat accident that left six people injured.
It happened in Franklin County at the mouth of Gills Creek on the Blackwater section of the lake shortly before one this morning.
Investigators say the boat ran aground, throwing everyone out.
Five men and a woman were injured, the extent of their injuries has not been released.

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A five car accident on Bent Mountain Road this afternoon backed up traffic for at least two miles.
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It happened around four o'clock. Police say the driver of this gold car was traveling north when she apparently lost control, crossed the center line, and hit three cars pushing them off the road. The driver then struck a fourth car head on. Three people were taken to Roanoke Memorial. None of the injuries appear life threatening.
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A Bedford County man died this morning after a farm tractor fell on top of him.
34 year old Robert Newman of Blue Moon Terrace was trying to get a piece of equipment out of the mud by attaching a chain to a farm tractor.
That caused the tractor to rise upward and flip over trapping Newman underneath it.
Police say Newman was dead on arrival.




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The debate over gun control is raging on as N-R-A supporters gather in North Carolina this weekend.
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The N-R-A is holding its annual convention in Charlotte.
One group of supporters met in a local park before marching on to the meeting of more than five- thousand members.

Meanwhile-- inside the convention, current N-R-A President Charlton Heston appears to be a shoe-in for an unprecedented third term as the group's leader.
He and other speakers accused the administration of plotting to confiscate guns from law-abiding citizens, then banning them.
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VMI cadets begin a new challenge today.
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And it's been more than a century since the British Prime Minister has fathered a child... today a new chapter was added. The story coming up.
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British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife, Cherie, welcomed their fourth child today.
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The baby boy was born this morning and will be named Leo, after Blair's father.
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((I FEEL LIKE ANY OTHER FATHER WHO SEES THEIR BABY BEING BORN. A VERY MOVING EXPERIENCE AND ANYONE OF YOU BEING THROUGH THAT KNOWS THAT. ))
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Blair is the first British prime minister to father a child in 152 years.
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220 cadets at Virginia Military Institute were awarded their diplomas today.
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The ceremony was held this morning in Cameron Hall.
Five of the cadets awarded diplomas are women.
Ron Carter, Junior was among today's guest speakers.
Carter, who graduated from V-M-I in 1978, is a former N-B-A player.
He's currently the Executive Director of a not-for-profit corporation partially underwritten by the city of Chicago.
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Roanoke makes Forbes Magazine's top 200 list for places to do business. That's one story Jennifer Miele looks at in this week's Business Review.
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(( [REPORTER STANDUP AT CHROMA WALL - on Biz Review Standup tape TC ] This week in Review.... R&B Communications of Daleville and CFW Communications of Waynesboro announced a joining that would harness a customer base of 5.4 million people.
Both companies are considered Integrated Communications Providers.
Each furnishes customers with Internet access and high-speed data transmission, as well as local and long-distance phone service, paging products and wireless services.
CFW will also be purchasing PrimeCO PCS of Norfolk.
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Forbes Magazine has ranked Roanoke 150 on a list of top 200 places to do business and advance a career. Forbes researchers measured job, salary and wage growth to rank the cities, but also took high-tech factors into account.
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[BACK TO REPORTER STANDUP - TC ] Although Roanoke ranked lower in job growth than surrounding Greensboro and Winston-Salem, it posted far better numbers in technology growth.
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Mel Wheeler, Inc., owner of WSLC and WSLQ finalized the purchase of WPVR and WFIR on Wednesday. Arrow 94 is now Star Country 94 and will simulcast with WSLC, formerly a classic country music station.
Together, the stations will cover Roanoke, Lynchburg and all of the New River Valley. No news and no commercials will be aired until the format changes are complete.
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[REPORTER STANDUP TC]
It was a winning week on Wall Street as the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by one half point. Tuesday's announcement by Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan is expected to slow the increasing inflation rates.
Finally, the Consumer Price Index remained stable for the second month in a row. That's the WDBJ Dollar Review. I'm Jennifer Miele.))







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If you think you have to travel thousands of miles to see exotic animals
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then you haven't been to Rockbridge County lately. Coming up we'll take you on a safari where the animals come to you.
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You don't have to travel to Africa to go on a real safari ride.
The state's only safari park recently opened in Rockbridge County-- giving visitors a chance to not only view but also feed some of nature's most exotic animals.
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At the Virginia Safari Park near Natural Bridge there's no shortage of things to see and do... something these anxious preschoolers from Lexington quickly learn as they prepare for their morning adventure.
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((JANET: WE'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH THE PARK, STOP AT VARIOUS PLACES AND FEED THE ANIMALS... THE GRAIN IN YOUR HANDS IS FOR THE ANIMALS DON'T YOU EAT IT.))
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The Safari Park is a drive-through zoo complete with several hundred animals.
Visitors can either make the three and a half mile trip in their own vehicle or take a guided wagon ride.
With a school group, though, the wagon is the perfect way to enjoy and learn at the same time.
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((JANET: THIS IS A LLAMA FOLLOWING US OVER HERE GUYS, SEE THE BABY ZEBRA. WE GET A GOOD LOOK AT HER OVER HERE.))
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On our trip to the 180- acre park--- the baby zebra was just hours old.


For the kids-- it was all overwhelming especially when it came to feeding the wide variety of animals.
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((JANET: HERE COME THE CAMELS-- JUST HANG ONTO YOUR BUCKET, THEY'RE PULL IT OUT OF YOUR HANDS.))
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The park is owned by Eric and Janet Mogensen-- who, for years, have raised and transported animals for zoos.
They say they decided to open the park-- as a way of simply sharing the animals with the public.
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(( JANET MOGENSEN: I HAD SOME COLLEGE KIDS COME IN WITH A SUNROOF AND GO THROUGH THE SUNROOF THE WHOLE WAY..WHICH WAS REALLY INTERESTING.. THE CAMEL ENJOYED IT, NO ONE ELSE COULD REACH.))
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The kids and their teachers also have their own stories to tell.

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((WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO TELL YOUR MOM? THAT I LIKED THE OSTRICH.))

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((I HAD FUN))

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((I'M GLAD I CAME HERE.))

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((JILL STOCKWELL/TEACHER: IT'S ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING AND THE KIDS ABSOLUTELY ENJOYED THE ANIMALS AS WELL AS THE VIEW AND THE RIDE.))
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You can enjoy the animals and the view at the state's only drive through Safari Park-- seven days a week.
The only requirement is that you must stay in your vehicle.))
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The cost is different depending on whether you take your own car or a wagon tour.
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For directions simply log onto our web site... at WDBJ7 dot com.
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The Winston All Star race was in the NASCAR spotlight at the Lowes Motor Speedway and Dale Earnhardt Junior wins the race and prize money.
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A couple of cautions slowed the field in the first segment of the race. But the field could not handle Bill Elliott he wins the first 30 lap race from the pole position.
In the second segment, Jeff Gordon checks up in a group of cars causing a chain reaction crash that collected Dale Earnhardt, and Steve Park bringing out the caution on the 8-th lap. Bill Elliott would hold off the field winning the second segment.
The caution came out on the second lap of the 10 lap shootout. Dale Earnhardt Junior passed Dale Jarrett with two laps to go and he takes the checkered flag winning the Winston and the 500-thousand dollar prize money.
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Roanoke College made 2 errors in the bottom of the 15-th and that sealed the Maroons fate, Roanoke losing to Wisconsin Eau Claire 3 to 2 in the Division Three softball championship.
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Fans enjoyed the balmy weather from the outfield this afternoon, but no one imagined it would be a four hour contest.
Roanoke took a two to one lead into the second. The Maroons catch a Blugold runner in a pickle but while the infield is hassling with the runner, Tracy Steffens finds her way home and it would stay tied at two for 13 more innings.
In the bottom of the 15th, Dinah Martin lays down the bunt, Roanoke's Amy
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Layman fields the ball, but the throw to first is high and Steffens makes her way home for the three to two Wisconsin Eau Claire win.
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Second team all America catcher Holly Morris played center field for the Maroons this afternoon.
Morris may have been out of position, but she definitely wasn't out of place as she made game saving catch after catch.
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Roanoke College finishes its season 43 and five.



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The Virginia Cavaliers were knocked out of the A-C-C baseball tournament Clemson beating the Cavaliers 12 to 5.
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The Tigers have dominated Virginia all season long.
Clemson's Jeff Baker hit this solo homer he would drive in five runs on the
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day and score two. The tigers also scored 5 in the sixth to beat the Cavaliers 12 to 5 and advance to the championship game against Georgia Tech.
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Virginia Tech won the Atlantic 10 baseball title yesterday. Addison Bowman hit a grand slam in the bottom of the 8-th as the Hokies beat U-Mass 9 to 6. Tech qualify's for the N-C-double-A championship.
Bowman was the tournament M-V-P.
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And Liberty claims the Big South championship beating Charleston Southern 3 to nothing. Jason Suit pitched the shutout and was named the Game M-V-P. Roanoke College is knocked out of the Division Three Softball Championship. More later on Mornin.

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Jeff Nelson walked 4 batters in the ninth and that allowed Cleveland to beat the Yankees today 3 to 2.
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The crowd at Jacob's field enjoying the afternoon.
New York got on the board first. Shane Spencer hits this sacrafice fly to left field. Chuck Knoblach tags at third and scores to make it 1 to nothing Yankees in the first.
Then in the fourth, Paul O'Neil hits the grounder through the infield into right field Knoblach scores again and the Yankees took the 2 to nothing lead.
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The Indians would score in the seventh. Richie Sexon sends this David Cone Pitch over the left centerfield wall for a solo homer and Cleveland wins it 3 to 2.
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Tempers flared in Seattle today. Estaban Yan starts his delivery unaware that a time out has been called. The ball hits Mark McLemore on the leg he charges the mound throwing his helmet at Yan. The benches cleared.
Tampa Bay wins the game 4 to 3 and here are the rest of the scores.
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The Portland Trailblazers sent Shaquille O'Neal to the free throw line 24 times in the final five minutes of the game. He hit 12 of 24 finishing with 41 points as the Lakers beat the Blazers 109 to 94 in game one of the Western Conference finals.
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A moment of silence for Malik Sealy of the Minnesota Timberwolves. He was killed in a car wreck today in a Minne

apolis suburb.
Portland was in control in the first half Scottie Pippen hits three of his 19 points for a one point lead.
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But Shaq dominated the inside this jam was 2 of his 41 and the Lakers take a one to nothing lead in the series with the 109 to 94 win.
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There won't be a triple crown winner this year. Red Bullet won the Preakness three lengths over Kentucky Derby winner (Foo-suh-ee-chee) Pegasus at Pimlico.
Lets listen to the call by A-B-C's Dave Johnson.
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[S-Scott]


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Two golfers share the lead after two rounds of the Scott Robertson Memorial Golf tournament.
Rusty Kennedy and Hunter Mahan are tied at 138. Mahan shot a 64 the low round of the day.
In the Girls division, Aree Wong-Glu-Key-it is the leader at 142 after shooting a 70.


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The Roanoke Valley Tennis Association and the U.S. Tennis Association have teamed up to make sure tennis continues to be a growing sport in the valley.
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The USA Tennis Community Rally took over the courts at River's Edge in Roanoke today.
The free event is a way to celebrate the game and encourage everyone to play.
Beginners and pros took advantage of the free lessons, games and round robin tournament.
This is just one way the RVTA helps promote tennis. The organization also offers scholarships for people who can't afford lessons.
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