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Coming up on News 7:
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New assignments won't change for four elementary school principals in Lynchburg.
The impact of higher gas prices- -with a hint of hope they may turn around.
State Troopers find a new way to look down on speeding.
And an anti-smoking campaign funded by the industry it targets.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]


News 7 is next.

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((LYSA SLAY: OBVIOUSLY WE'RE VERY DISAPPOINTED AND STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH THE DECISION THAT WE DON'T FEEL THAT THIS IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF DEARINGTON.))
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It's their final answer.. the Lynchburg school board decides to stick with a controversial plan to shuffle four elementary school principals.. much to the dismay of parents.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[L'burg-Principals]


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The game of musical chairs has ended.. and four Lynchburg principals will have to keep the seats they ended up with.
The city school board tonight reaffirmed its decision to reassign those personnel.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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(( After weeks of phone calls and public meetings, the Lynchburg school board spent another ninety minutes debating its decision to shuffle four elementary school principals, including the popular Jimmy Ping.
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It was Ping's removal from Dearington Elementary that sparked outrage from parents and students alike last week.
Just a handful turned out for this meeting.. after a long discussion behind closed doors, the school board told them their voices had been heard, but the reassignments would be upheld.
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((TRACEY SHAW/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS, IT'S OUR JUDGMENT THAT IT IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM AS A WHOLE THAT THOSE PERSONNEL MOVES REMAIN IN PLACE.))
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Because they are personnel moves, the board can't make public the specifics of why they're being made.
That hasn't sat well with the concerned parents who say the moves were done too quickly and without apparent reason.
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((LYNETTE LEVALLEE/PARENT: I EXPECTED THIS RESULT, BUT IT STILL DOESN'T CHANGE THE FACTS THAT WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN NO REASONS THAT THIS IS A GOOD CHANGE FOR THE SCHOOLS.))
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((LYSA SLAY/DEARINGTON PTO PRESIDENT: I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE PARENTS HAVE MORE OF A VOICE, BE CONSULTED MORE IN SOME OF THESE DECISIONS, AND MAYBE EVEN THE PRINCIPALS.. THE PEOPLE THAT ARE ON THE FRONT LINES WITH THESE KIDS, HAVE MORE OF A VOICE IN SOME OF THESE DECISIONS.))
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Parents do say they'll support the new principals and continue to stay involved in their schools.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[Lightnin]


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Wytheville's Lightnin plant will close by the end of the year... putting about 70 people out of work.
Lightnin has made equipment used to treat water and manufacture drugs in the Fairview Industrial Park for more than two decades.
Its parent company, S-P-X Corporation in Michigan, says decreased demand for parts is to blame for the closing.

[Gas-prices]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
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There's a report out tonight that says Saudi Arabia plans to put 500-thousand additional barrels of oil on the market every day, starting immediately.
An official from an OPEC delegation says the Saudis are acting in hopes of getting soaring oil prices down to 25 dollars a barrel.
They're now about 30 dollars.
One oil analyst in New York says if it's true, it could push prices down even more than intended.
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The high price of petroleum is affecting more than the prices at the pump.
The fisherman and the farmer may be able to absorb some of the increase- -to remain competitive.
It could be six months before there's any big jump in paving costs.
Although those massive cruise ships can burn 120- thousand gallons a week... intense competition means the cost of a cruise is going down not up.
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[SOT 20:23:15]
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((BOB DICKINSON/ PRESIDENT, CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES: IT'S TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO CARNIVAL CORPORATION, BUT ON THE OTHER HAND WE MADE A BILLION DOLLARS.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Dickinson/Carnival Cruise Lines]
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The oil embargo of the 1970's sent prices skyrocketing, but today's economy is less about producing steel and more about producing software and selling stocks.
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[Pulaski-Murder]


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Authorities have released the name of the Pulaski County woman shot to death over the weekend by her female friend.
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Deputies say 23-year-old Sherry Lynn Wiley was killed by her roommate during a quarrel inside the house they shared in Dublin.
26-year-old Sherry Lisa Cressell faces second-degree murder and felony firearms charges.
She's being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail.
She'll be arraigned Wednesday morning.
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[VASCAR]


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It's no secret state police are boosting patrols on Interstate 81.
Now troopers have another tool at their disposal.
Lawmakers have made it legal for state police to issue tickets using aerial enforcement.
Teresa Hamilton has more.
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State police put their latest tool for catching speeding motorists to work, this morning.
The hope is that by monitoring the interstate from above-- troopers will be able to spot the more aggressive drivers.
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A state trooper rides inside the plane where he uses VASCAR to monitor motorists below.
VASCAR is a time and distance computer that clocks a vehicle's average speed between lines on the road below.
The state trooper then radios the information to an officer waiting on the ground below. NAT SOUND
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So far, this year, 12 people have been killed on Interstate 81 and state police say in most instances speed was a factor.
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((CAPT. CHARLES COMPTON/VA STATE POLICE: THAT'S DOWN FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR, BUT CERTAINLY THAT'S 12 TOO MANY AS FAR AS WE'RE CONCERNED.)) [RUNS10]
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Driver beware. Today's enforcement focused on Botetourt County but the white reference lines needed to make VASCAR work are on the interstate in every county in our area. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

[Syphilis]


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Danville is getting some unwanted national recognition-- thanks to an outbreak of syphilis.
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The Danville-Pittsylvania Community Health Coalition is trying to educate people on the sexually transmitted disease.
The local health department counted nearly one hundred cases in Danville last year.
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((LOVELLE MAXWELL/COMMUNITY HEALTH COALITION: IT'S NOT SOMETHING WE ARE PROUD OF OR HAPPY ABOUT. ANYTIME SOMEONE IS ENGAGING IN BEHAVIOR THAT IS SELF DESTRUCTIVE IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT'S WHAT WE SHOULD BE ALARMED ABOUT.))
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((WAYNE WILLIAMS/DANVILLE VICE MAYOR: CLEARLY EDUCATION IS NEEDED AND WE NEED TO FURTHER INVESTIGATE IN ORDER TO BREAK THE CYCLE.))
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Of the 99 syphilis patients in Danville, 91 of them were African Americans.
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[Danville-Mayor]


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A new mayor and vice-mayor are on the job in Danville.
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By a seven to two vote, Council made John Hamlin mayor.
Wayne Wiiliams won a unanimous vote for vice mayor.
Mayor Hamlin is a 14 year veteran of the Danville city council.
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((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE MAYOR: IT'S A DIFFERENT SITUATION BECAUSE WHAT I HAVE TO DO NOW IS WELCOME OF ALL ASPECTS OF THE COMMUNITY AND NO ONE IS LEFT OUT AND EVERYONE PLAYS A PART IN OUR FUTURE.))
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((WAYNE WILLIAMS/DANVILLE VICE MAYOR: I'M STARTING MY THIRD YEAR ON COUNCIL I WAS ELECTED OVER TWO YEARS AGO. I'M VERY EXCITED TO BE IN THE POSITION OF VICE MAYOR. IT'S QUITE AN HONOR BEING RECOGNIZED BY MY FELLOW COUNCIL MEMBERS.))
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Two new city council members and three incumbents took their seats this afternoon.
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[City-Council]


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Ralph Smith has been preparing since the May elections, and today he took his seat on Roanoke City Council.
Today's session was his first as mayor.
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As he promised during the campaign, Smith said he will work to insure that Roanoke government is open and responsive to all of its citizens.
But first, he's working to master parliamentary procedure.
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((WE ALL REMEMBER WHEN WE LEARNED TO RIDE A BICYCLE AND WE ALL REMEMBER WHEN WE FIRST STARTED MEMORIZING OUR ABCs. I FEEL LIKE I'M TRYING TO DO BOTH AT THE SAME TIME HERE TODAY.)) ((I'M REALLY HONORED TO BE HERE IN THIS SPOT, AND I'LL DO MY VERY BEST FOR YOU.))
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Today's council meeting was also the first for new members Bill Bestpitch and Bill Carder.
As the top vote-getter among the council candidates, Carder will serve as Vice Mayor.
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For the first time in seven decades, a new political party will rule Mexico.
Find out what that means for relations with the U-S when News-7 returns.
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And anti-tobacco advertising hits home-- the home of Philip-Morris.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey folks, this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with highlights from Wimbledon that are rather revealing this evening. David Wells is the big leagues first 14 game winner. We'll talk with Carolina Panthers rookie Casey Crawford.

And check out a little Appalachian League from historic Calfee Park tonight on the Big 7.))[Philip-Morris]


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A new ad campaign- -called truth-dot-com is hitting home.
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It targets young smokers in a way that's never been done before.
T-V networks have refused to air all the ads, including one called "body bag."
In a mock assault, protesters stack body bags six feet high around Philip Morris headquarters to represent the number of people who die EACH DAY from tobacco-related illnesses.
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((I WOULD CALL IT POETIC JUSTICE. I THINK THE ADS ARE VERY APPROPRIATE AND THEY WORK.))
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The truth-dot-com is sponsored by Healton's American Legacy Foundation. Its 300 million dollar-a-year budget comes from the 1998 global tobacco settlement.
So the tobacco companies are- -at least, indirectly- - footing the bill for all this.
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The tobacco industry says some of the ads cross the line and violate the terms of the settlement by vilifying them.

[Motorcycle-Accident]


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Police have identified the woman who died as a result of a weekend motorcycle accident.
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She was 28-Year old Christy Mae Blankenship of Vinton.
She was a passenger on the motorcycle headed east on Shenandoah Avenue late Saturday night.
Police say it swerved to avoid a car. Blankenship was thrown from the motorcycle and hit a light pole.
The man driving the bike- -William David Damewood of Roanoke-- was also injured and is in critical condition.
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[Augusta-Crash]


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Investigators say the pilot of a small plane that crashed in Augusta County last year probably suffered a heart attack.
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[SUPER=03-Deerfield/July 2, 1999]


The twin engine piper went down near the community of Deerfield last July. The pilot, Doctor Brian Hawley of Forest City, Arkansas, was the only person on board.
The National Transportation Safety Board found that the airplane had been on a continuous maintenance program, and the wreckage indicated the plane was under power at the time of the impact.
There were enough remains to conduct an autopsy, but the N-T-S-B reports the pilot's father, two uncles and a cousin had all suffered fatal heart attacks.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The N-T-S-B ruled the probable cause was "loss of control... due to pilot incapacitation follwing a heart attack."


[Allen]


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Like many Virginians, Republican senate candidate George Allen is on the road this week.
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Allen's driving around the state in a recreational vehicle, stopping at country stores, suburban shopping centers and city markets.
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((GEORGE ALLEN/R- U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: WE'RE GOING TO TAKE OUR CAMPAIGN, OUR IDEAS AND OUR PRINCIPLES TOTHE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA, FIGHT FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN AND FAMILIES AND ENTREPRENEURS OF VIRGINIA AND OBVIOUSLY FIGHT AGAINST THESE OUT-OF-TOUCH ILL-CONSIDERED PUNISHING TAXES THAT OTHERS WILL PROPOSE.))
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Allen's R-V has a 75-gallon tank. He says it would cost less to keep it filled if the Clinton administration would change its "inept" energy policy.
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[Fox]


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It's a new day in Mexico.
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The ruling party lost yesterday's elections- -the first defeat for PRI in 71 years.
Vicente Fox swept the country. His party won enough seats in Congress to give him a strong force for change.
The tall, confident cowboy started his career delivering Coca Cola.
Fox campaigned in the United States and says he wants to work closely with America:
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(( I KNOW THAT, THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO WORK TOGETHER I HAVE BEEN IN NEW YORK ON WALL STREET MANY TIMES WITH THE FINANCIAL MARKETS AND WE WILL UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER.))
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In fact the value of the peso is up. And many Mexican stocks soared today.
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Still ahead on News 7, Robin Reed will be here with the holiday forecast.
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[VO-NAT]


And an eyesore to some, a tourist attraction to others-- the tower looming over the Gettysburg battlefield comes crashing down.
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[Gettysburg-Demolition]


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A symbol of 20th Century blight on a sacred civil war battlefield was obliterated today.
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A 400-foot observation tower near the Gettysburg Battlefield was blown up.
It's on private land, but the National Park Service took it down- -using 10 pounds of explosives.
The government seized the quarter- century old tower, but the taxpayers paid the owners three million dollars for the privilege of blowing it up.
Re-enactors- -gathered for the 137th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg- -trained cannons on the tower and fired as the explosives were detonated in the tower.
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[Almanac]


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The dog days of summer officially began today.
What else can we expect from July? Let's check in with Patrick Evans.
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Appy league highlights from Pulaski are on the way, along with Wells getting win number 14. They turned Wimbledon into a strip club during Kournikova's doubles match today. And Casey Crawford gets set for the Panthers' camp. But first in tonight's Extra Point,
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[VO-NAT]

two circuit courts have opposite opinions when it comes to whether pro golfer Casey Martin should be allowed to ride in a cart during PGA events. As a result, the Supreme Court will now make the final call. The PGA says it will file its motion on Wednesday. Martin has a rare circulatory disease in his right leg that makes it impossible for him to walk 18 holes. The Supreme Court decision is not expected until October.
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[S-Pulaski]


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Next to historic Calfee Park in Pulaski where the Appalachian League Rangers hosted the Johnson City Cardinals in game two of their three game series.
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[SUPER=03-Pulaski/Johnson City vs. Pulaski;:00]

The dog days of summer began yesterday and this canine certainly got the memo as he completely took over the outfield in the third inning. Johnson City certainly wasn't dogging it as Santo DeloSantos slaps one up the middle and drives home Justin Albertson to make it a two to nothing Cardinal lead. But the homeboys would come back as Brandon Pack hits from the left side and drives in Junior Villegas. Pulaski would eventually tie the game.
[SUPER=34-Johnson City/6/Pulaski/3;]

But the Cards get one in the 7th, the 8th and 9th to win it 6-to-3. Although, you'd have to say the dog was a close second.
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Week number two of the Wimbledon tennis championships is now well underway and the Americans have to like their chances as the quarterfinals draw closer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/TNT; :00]

Pete Sampras, the men's top seed overcame his less than perfect shin and Jonas Bjorkman yesterday to advance. On the women's side, top seed Martina Hingis beat 11th seed Anke Huber in straight sets. She will next play Venus Williams. Lindsey Davenport beat back the challenge of Jennifer Capriati today topping her 6-3 and 6-3. And Monica Seles is playing well. She defeated Aranxta Sanchez Vicario 6-3 and 6-4.
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[talent=mike]
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Women from the US occupy 5 of the 8 quarterfinal slots and that means at least two will make it to the semifinals.

[S-Anna]


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[wipe to eng#!!!!!!!!!]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/TNT; :00]

Anna Kourinikova and her doubles' partner Natasha Zvereva were doing more than wiping the sweat off of their brows yesterday. Their doubles match was interrupted on court 14 when a fan dropped his shorts and streaked across the court and flipped over the net. Anna couldn't bear to watch. Well, she did sneak a little peak at the man who was released without charges. The man says he's streaked in public 156 different times.
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[S-Orioles]


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Imagine Blue Jays heavyweight David Wells streaking at Camden Yards yesterday! On second thought - just try to imagine him winning his 14th game of the year - it's much less disturbing.
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[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/TSN-Jays; :00]

The Orioles came into today's game seven and a half games behind Wells' Jays. They would quickly fall behind on the scoreboard as Carlos Delgado singles in Shannon Stewart. Raul Mondesi is out down trying to go to third, but it's 1-to-0 Blue Jays in the 1st. The O's would tie the game, but then fall behind bigtime in the third as Tony Bautista hits his 23rd homer of the season. It's a grand slam as Jason Johnson, Homer Bush, Mondesi and Bautista cross the plate. It's 5-to-1 Jays.
[SUPER=35-Toronto/6/Baltimore/4;]

The Orioles would get another run in the 3rd on the balk by Wells. But he would settle down and become the majors first 14 game winner. Jays take it 6-to-4.
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[S-Kyle]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Kyle Petty has decided not to race in this weekend's Winston Cup stop in New Hampshire.
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[SUPER=04-February; :00]


Kyle is still working through the grieving process concerning his 19 year old son Adam. Kyle and his wife Patti believe a trip back to the track where Adam was killed in May, would simply be too painful at this time.
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[GRAPHIC=GRISSOM]

Steve Grissom will sub for Kyle and drive the Hot Wheels Pontiac.

[S-Casey]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The Carolina Panthers open training camp later this month.
Recently Steve Mason caught up with one of the team's rookies - former UVa tight end Casey Crawford.(///// SOT /////)


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((Disgusted and frustrated Casey Crawford almost retired from football at 22. Injury prevented him from reaching his full potential at Virginia where he was limited to one touchdown reception and four games this past season. he was not drafted, but the Panthers signed him five minutes after the April 16th draft concluded. ((:)) Casey Crawford spent last week serving as a teacher of life and football skills to the kids at Ronde and Tiki Barber's camp. July 20th, he will become the student at training camp under the tuteledge of tight Wesley Walls, who has been to four straight pro bowls. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) While time will tell of Crawford can make it in the NFL, some feel strongly that he has what it takes to excel at football's highest level. ((:))
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l summer also includes getting married and his 23rd birthday August first. Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))[S-Redskins]


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When the Redskins open training camp they plan to charge fans $10 a piece to watch the team practice, and $10 more to park. The NFL bylaws say it's OK to charge these fees, but if a team charges admission for a practice or scrimmage any other NFL team is allowed to not only watch, but also videotape the workout as long the representatives from that team pay to get in the gate. Scouts are not allowed to watch free practices that are open to the public.
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The United States women's national soccer team won the inaugural World Gold Cup championship last night with a 1-to-nothing victory over Brazil.
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The 8 nation, 16 match tournament came down to reigning world cup champs looking to take out Brazil in what most figured would be low scoring and physical.
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It was both as Tiffany Milbrett's goal on the pass from Mia Hamm turned out to be the only score as the US wins it 1-to-nothing. (------------)