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Just ahead on NEWS 7.
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A weekend of politics wraps up with two U-S Senate candidates with two different tones.
Coming up-- a pair of live reports from Hampton Roads.
Plus... thousands look for answers and guidance in Lynchburg.
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In sports, The Yankees and Braves highlighted Interleague play today the Pacers advance to the N-B-A championship.

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And Kyle Petty returned to racing today in the Busch series but it was Jason Keller who wins the MNBA Platinum 200.
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Buckle up: The U-S Senate campaign is officially on.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.


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Both of Virginia's major political parties chose this weekend to showcase their candidates at a convention in Tide Water.
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We start tonight with the Democrats and Joe Dashielle has their story from Norfolk.
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Teresa,



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A Bedford teen died yesterday in a car accident just a few miles north of Liberty High School.
State police say 15-year-old Derek William Curry died at the scene after the Ford Mustang he was a passenger in ran off the right side of Route 122 and struck a tree.
Authorities say the car was traveling at a high rate of speed.





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They work behind the scenes at Mill Mountain Theater in Roanoke.. but today the couple starred in their own production.
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Marrietta Greene and Stephen Hambrick took center stage for their wedding.
The audience was filled with family and friends who came out for this one-time-only production.
Greene and Hambrick met at the theater.
The bride makes costumes and the groom builds sets.
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((MARIETTA GREENE HAMBRICK:BRIDE: ALL INVITATIONS HAD TICKETS IN THEM WHICH THE BOX OFFICE PRINTED UP AND IT JUST WORKED OUT GREAT. THEY HAD A FOOTBRIDGE IN THE NEXT SHOW WHICH IS PERFECT FOR A WEDDING. IT WAS JUST A NICE AND CONVENIENT CAUSE WE WORK HERE))
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Family and friends would admit... the couple gave a stunning performance as they made their debut as husband and wife.
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They came to Lynchburg hoping to make a difference in their lives.
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Coming up... we'll take you to the Promisekeepers convention where thousands of men "go the distance" to change their relationship with God and their families.
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Some came looking for answers.. others were looking for guidance.
They're leaving Lynchburg tonight having made a promise to be better men.
Steve Smallshaw has more from central Virginia's first Promisekeepers event.
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They were men looking to "go the distance" in their relationships with God and their families.. for many, just coming to Promisekeepers was a big part of the trip.
Thousands packed Liberty University's Vines Center for two days worth of inspirational speeches and music.. the latest to join a decade- long national movement aimed at changing mens' lives.
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((GARY ROSBERG/PROMISEKEEPERS: GENTLEMEN, I BELIEVE THAT LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN. AND I BELIEVE THAT WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL MINUTES, GUYS, HAS THE POTENTIAL TO TURN THE HEARTS OF EVERY MAN IN THIS ROOM BACK TO HIS FAMILY.))
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In between the singing and the high- fives, there were countless emotional moments.. times when the men weren't afraid to reach out to each other.. holding hands, praying.. looking for the strength they need to keep their promises.
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((For some of the men here, the theme "Go The Distance" is more than just a catchphrase.. they hope to attend all sixteen Promisekeepers events across the country this year. For others, whose Lynchburg visit will be their only stop, they say the experience has been worth it.))
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((TOM FRANCOVITCH: THERE'S NOTHING SO MOVING AS TO BE A PART OF THIS EVENT AND TO SHARE IN FELLOWSHIP WITH MY BROTHERS IN CHRIST.))
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((GO THE DISTANCE BROTHERS.. GOD BLESS YOU.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))



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She was supposed to be taking care of her elderly aunt's nursing home bills.
Instead - Sharon Sloop used her power of attorney to spend thousands on Home Shopping Network and Q-V-C.
Yesterday a Bedford County judge sentenced Sloop to 6 months of house arrest and ordered her to repay 225- thousand dollars.
In February-- Sloop admitted to letting her 90- year old aunt's nursing home bills pile up while she spent the money on items for herself and family members.


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If you love to go fishing but don't have a license,
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then coming up we'll show a spot where anyone with a rod and bait could cast their line today.
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Governor Gilmore is hoping to attract fishermen to Virginia's lakes and rivers this weekend.
The state's offering folks a chance to fish without a license, in certain areas, to showcase what Virginia has to offer.
Joy Sutton takes us to one such site in Botetourt County.
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They've cast their lines -- and now these young fishermen and fisherwomen are waiting to bait a big one -- inside this tank stocked full of fish.
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This particular activity is for kids six and under -- and it's all part of the Children's Fishing Carnival in Buchanan.
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The event is for kids ages 15 and under. Many of the older ones tried their luck on banks of the James River hoping to catch a winner -- for the big fish contest.
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((ADAM BOOTH: THE BAIT WE USED WAS HALGERMITES AND WE CAUGHT A TWELVE AND A NINE WITH THEM))
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This was also an opportunity for kids to show off their skills in the casting and knot tying competitions.
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((BRITTNI HERSHAM: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT IF YOU LEARN HOW TO FISH CAUSE IF ANYBODY GOT STRANDED ON AN ISLAND AND THEY NEED TO GET FOOD. IT'S THE BEST WAY TO GET SOMETHING GO EAT))
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And for the parents it's a chance to relax and enjoy nature --while teaching their children a new sport.
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((IVA TOLLEY/PARENT: THEY LEARN TO DO SOMETHING BESIDES SIT AT HOME AND WATCH TV. THEY LEARN THAT YOU CARE ABOUT THEM AND YOU CAN TEACH THEM HOW TO CARE ABOUT THE THINGS THEY HAVE AROUND THEM))
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And on this day the children are seeing the beauty of Virginia's waters -- and learning the importance of preserving them for the future.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Buchanan.))














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Coming up in sports, Kyle Petty raced in the Busch race today the Pacers are in the N-B-A championship.
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And Mike Stevens says the 19-th annual A-E-P festival run was a family affair.
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It was all in the family today at the 19th annual AEP festival classic as brothers swept the top spots in the 5 and 10 K runs. Mike Stevens and Photographer Greg Moore have the humid highlights from this morning's races.
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(( When the defending men's 5k champ Travis Walter showed up at the last minute, most figured a repeat performance was in store. But by the time the runners reached Victory Stadium, Walter had a shadow that wasn't going to fade in the form of Tech grad school student Jason Dowdy. The two would run shoulder to shoulder the entire way - with each planning the same strategy - out kick the other down the final hill on Jefferson coming home. Dowdy, who a regional champ during his high school day at Cave Spring would win the battle and his first ever festival 5K title in 15 minutes and 20 seconds. ((JASON DOWDY:)) ((TRAVIS WALTER:)) The Dowdy brothers tag teamed the field - as Jason younger brother Ben, a 1997 Cave Spring gad, who is a rising senior at Tech - captured the men's 10K event with ease in a time of 32 minutes and 34 seconds. ((BEN DOWDY:)) The women's winners weren't sisters - but they are both Blacksburg residents. Recently married Roxann Polo Reasor won her third straight 5K title in just over 19 minutes. ((ROXANN POLO REASOR:)) While Roxann got the three-peat, women's 10 K winner Aimee Phillippi turned her first ever appearance at the Festival run into a victory. The Vet school student who used to run at the University of Maryland finished in just over 42 minutes.)) ((AIMEE PHILLIPPI:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))



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Jason Keller made a move late in the race and he's the winner of the MBNA Platinum 200 Busch Race at Dover Downs.


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Kyle Petty returned to the track driving Adam's car. He made it to sixth place but finished 26-th after a late pit stop.
Keller made his move on lap 158 passing Mark Martin and he holds on for the fourth Busch race victory of his career.
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((JASON KELLER/MBNA PLATINUM 200 WINNER: IT WAS A GREAT DAY. I'VE BEEN CLOSE HERE A COUPLE OF TIMES AND TO GET ONE HERE LIKE THAT TO PASS MARK MARTIN AND REALLY DO WHAT WE NEEDED TO DO IT WAS JUST AN AWESOME DAY FOR US.))
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Martin was second, followed by Matt Kenseth, Jeff Green and Joe Nemecheck.


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The Atlanta Braves scored 3 in the bottom of the 8-th and hold on to beat the New York Yankees 11 to 7.
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The Braves were at home for the Interleague game with the Yankees.
Leading 2 to nothing, New Yorks Curtis Turner turns this Greg Maddux pitch into a soveneir for a fan in the left field seats to make the score 4 to 2 Yankees.
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The Braves would take the lead in the bottom of the third. Brian Jordan takes Roger Clemens deep over the left field wall for a three run homer to make it 5 to 4 and Atlanta wins it 11 to 7.
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For the first time in franchise history, The Indiana Pacers are headed to the N-B-A championship series.
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The Pacers finally broke the New York Knicks jinx.
Reggie Miller scored 34 points including 5 three pointers to lead the Pacers to the 93 to 80 win in game six of the Eastern Conference finals.
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((LARRY BIRD/PACERS HEAD COACH: THIS IS THEIR DAY THEY FINALLY MADE IT HAPPEN LIKE I TOLD EM IT'S NOT JUST GETTING THERE NOW ITS GOING OUT AND PLAYING BASKETBALL. OBVIOUSLY WE'LL HAVE TO PLAY A LITTLE BIT BETTER IN CERTAIN AREAS AND NOT HAVE THE LED DOWNS THAT WE'VE HAD BUT IF WE STAY SOLID AND PLAY UNSELFISH WE HAVE A SHOT.))
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Indiana will now wait on the winner of the Western Conference finals.
Portland beat Los Angeles last night 103 to 93 forcing a game seven.
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