[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

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[VO-NAT]


State Police waste little time in using their new-found authority to clock vehicle's speed from the air.
We'll share their view of things with you on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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[TALENT=Keith]


And take you along as Roanoke's new Mayor tries memorizing his A-B-C's while learning to ride a bicycle.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Kyle Petty says the pain is too great to race at New Hampshire. We'll visit with Panthers rookie tight end Casey Crawford. And have some Redskins' notes.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, David Wells wins his 14th game of the season at the Orioles' expense.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


The skies may light up later tonight with thunderstorms and they remained scattered in the Independence Day forecast. Details ahead.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[VO-NAT]


State police officially begin using an extra pair of eyes to monitoring traffic on Interstate 81 .
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[VASCAR]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-16 TC1:24:38]
[GRAPHIC=81 Safety]


State police began issuing their first tickets today... using what's called aerial enforcement.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave]


Teresa Hamilton is near Interstate 81... where troopers are focusing their attention.
[Live= Teresa/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Teresa1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.]


Keith, state police are confident aerial enforcement is the way to go.
The computer they're relying on can't be detected by drivers... and by monitoring the interstate from above troopers will be harder to spot.
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[IN Q=Nat sound]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Greg McMurray/State Police; ]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Charles Compton/State Police; ]
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[OUT Q=as far as we're concerned.]
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((NAT SOUND OF PLANE IN SKY.)) [RUNS03]
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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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[in q= We've actually]

((GREG MCMURRAY/VA STATE POLICE: WE'VE ACTUALLY HAD REPORTS BEFORE OF A VEHICLE ACTUALLY PASSING PEOPLE ON THE EMERGENCY SHOULDER, IT'S HARD TO CATCH THOSE BUT FROM THE AIR WE'LL BE ABLE TO SPOT ANY OF THE TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q= traffic violations.]


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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[Lightnin]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Business Closing]


About 70 workers in Wytheville just got their pink slips.
The Lightnin plant in Fairview Industrial Park is set to close by the end of the year.
Lightnin has made equipment used to treat water and manufacture drugs 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.[Pu

laski-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-15 TC1:19:47]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Authorities have released the name of the woman shot to death yesterday morning in Pulaski County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Yesterday;]


Deputies say 23-year-old Sherry Lynn Wiley was killed by her female roommate following a spat inside the Dublin house they shared.
26-year-old Sherry Lisa Cressell second-degree murder and felony firearms charges.
She's being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail.
The county prosecutor says he expects her to be arraigned Wednesday morning.
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[Danville-Mayor]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-17 TC1:08:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


May's council election has spawned more changes in Danville's government.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Council members today elected John Hamlin as the new city mayor.
Two new members and three incumbents took the oath of office.
Former mayor, Ruby Archie, says she's not disappointed... not being re-elected.
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[SOT 3:49:24]
[IN Q=I'm looking forward to]

((RUBY ARCHIE/FORMER MAYOR; I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THE NEW MAYOR AND WORKING TOWARD MOVING THE CITY FORWARD AND IMPORVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE.))
[SOT 3:41:19]

((HOW DOES THAT SOUND MAYOR HAMLIN? JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE MAYOR: THAT'S A LITTLE NERVE RACKING...BUT I FEEL LIKE I CAN DO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Ruby Archie/Former Danville Mayor; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Hamlin/Danville Mayor; :15]
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[OUT Q=can do it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hamlin is a 14 year veteran of Danville city council.
Former mayor Ruby Archie says she's leaving the door open and did not say if she will run in the next election once her term is up.
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[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-19 TC34:28]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Council]


Today also brought change on Roanoke City Council, where a new mayor and council members took their seats for the first time.
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((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR: AND I'M REALLY HONORED TO BE IN THIS SPOT, AND I WILL DO MY BEST FOR YOU.))
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[OUT Q=and I will do my best for you.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Ralph Smith said he felt like he was memorizing his ABCs and learning to ride a bicycle at the same time... but he promised a city government that will be responsive to all of its citizens.
Bill Bestpitch and Bill Carder said they also look forward to serving on city council.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And I feel like]

((BILL BESTPITCH: AND I FEEL LIKE A GOOD TRANSITION HAS BEEN ACHIEVED AND I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH EVERYONE.)) ((BILL CARDER: I KNOW THERE'S BEEN SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS, BUT WHAT FOLKS DON'T REALIZE IS THERE'S FOUR BILLS ON COUNCIL. SO THERE'S A BILL BLOCK. BILL, BILL, BILL AND ALVIN'S REAL NAME IS BILL. AND I'M EXCITED ABOUT WORKING WITH THEM ALL.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Bestpitch/Roanoke City Council; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Carder/Roanoke Vice-Mayor; :09]
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[OUT Q=with them all.]
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[VO-NAT]


As the top vote getter among the council candidates in the May election, Carder will serve as Roanoke's Vice-Mayor.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Still ahead on News 7 George Allen hopes to rev-up his campaign by criss-crossing the commonwealth in an R-V...
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[VO-NAT]


And a thousand bikers get ready to finish their tour of the East Coast after a stop in Roanoke.
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[Motorcycle-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-21 49:51]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A weekend motorcycle accident in Roanoke has taken a deadly turn.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday Night;]


A woman aboard the cycle died today. Roanoke police have not yet released her name.
She was a passenger as the motorcycle headed east on Shenandoah Avenue late Saturday night.
Police say it swerved to avoid a car stopped in front. The victim was thrown from the motorcycle and hit a light pole.
The man driving the cycle was also injured. No word on his name or condition.
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[Augusta-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC1:34:25]
[GRAPHIC=Crash Invest.]


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


The twin engine piper went down near the community of Deerfield last July. The pilot, Dr. 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.
An autopsy wasn't possible, but the NTSB reports the pilot's father, two uncles and a male cousin had all suffered fatal heart attacks.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The NTSB ruled the probable cause was "loss of control... due to pilot incapacitation follwing a heart attack."

[Syphilis]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC1:14:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The City of Danville would like to erase an embarrassing fact-- that the city has the most Syphillis cases in the state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The health department counted 99 cases in Danville for 1999.
The Danville-Pittsylvania Community Health Coalition is trying to lower that statistic.
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[SOT 5:53]
[IN Q=The issue of ]

((LOVELLE MAXWELL/COMMUNITY HEALTH COALITION: THE ISSUE OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES IS REALLY A SURFACE ISSUE OF SOME DEEPER ISSUES IN TERMS OF EDUCATION OF VISION OF WHERE PEOPLE ARE GOING AND EVEN SOME SPIRITUAL ISSUES.))
[SUPER=01-Lovelle Maxwell/Community Health Coalition;]
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[OUT Q=some spiritual issues.]
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[VO-NAT]


According to the Centers for Disease Control, Danville ranks eleventh in the nation for syphilis cases.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Today's shortened session was good for Wall-Street. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-x/112.78/10560.67/x/88.88/3966.11/x/2.49/111.59;]


The DOW gained 113 points, NASDAQ rose 89.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index gained about two and a half points.
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[Allen]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC1:46:36]
[GRAPHIC=George Allen]


Seven years ago, George Allen rode an R-V around the state and ended up in the governor's mansion.
Now, he hopes to take the same route to the U.S. Senate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond]


Allen plans to spend two months on a listening tour of the commonwealth, talking to people at stores and holding town meetings.
Although this time, he's complaining about the high cost of filling up his bus.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This tank holds]

((GEORGE ALLEN/R- U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: THIS TANK HOLDS 75 GALLONS AND BETWEEN THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION'S INEPT ENERGY AND FOREIGN POLICIES AND AL GORE AND CHUCK ROBB AND THEIR FRIENDS IN EXTREMIST GROUPS WHO PREVENT US FROM EXPANDING DOMESTIC ENERGY RESOURCES GASOLINE PRICES ARE AT AN ALL TIME HIGH.))
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) Candidate for Senate;]
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[OUT Q=all time high.]
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[VO-NAT]


Allen's opponent, Senator Chuck Robb, has also promised to visit every city and county in the state before election day.
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[Bike-VA]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=500-21 TC05:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A thousand bikers are camping out tonight in Roanoke's Washington Park.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Some of the cyclists started the Bike Two Thousand trek a month ago in Tallahassee, Florida. They tear through six states and plan to finish in Charlottesville on Friday.
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[SOT 13:43:33]
[IN Q=It was a brutal]

((IT WAS A BRUTAL EVENT TODAY. THEY SAID THERE WAS A SIX POINT TWO MILE HILL AND IT ENDED UP BEING 12 MILES AND IT ALMOST KILLED US. BUT WE GOT THROUGH IT AND IT FEELS GREAT TO BE HERE IN ROANOKE. THE HOSPITALITY IS OUTSTANDING.))
[SUPER=01-Sean Sweeney/Philadelphia Biker;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=hospitality is outstanding]
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[VO-NAT]

The non-profit Bicycling Education Association sponsors the tour and teaches bikers safety tips along the way. Children are pedaling along too.
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[SOT 13:55:02]
[IN Q=On the downhill]

((ON THE DOWNHILL A LOT OF THEM BEAT ME BECAUSE THEY'RE FATTER THAN I AM TOO BUT ON THE UPHILL IT'S ALRIGHT. IT'S OKAY, I JUST DON'T HAVE AS MUCH EXPERIENCE AS SOME OF THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Lauren Pinkston/15 Years Old;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=some of them]
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[VO-NAT]

The group will celebrate the Fourth of July in Lexington before crossing Afton Mountain to the finish line Friday.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, KP says no thanks to a drive to New Hampshire. The Redskins admission prices may cost them in the long run. The Jays win the battle of birds,
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[VO-NAT]

And Steve Mason visits with Carolina Panthers' rookie Casey Crawford.
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[S-Kyle]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-65 11525TC]
[GRAPHIC=KYLE PETTY]

We begin tonight with new from NASCAR.
Kyle Petty has decided to skip this weekend's Winston Cup stop in New Hampshire.
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[VO NAT ENG#]
[SUPER=04-February; :00]

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

Steve Grissom, Petty Enterprise's truck series driver, will again step in for Kyle and drive the Hot Wheels Pontiac this weekend. Grissom subbed for Kyle at Charlotte in May, but failed to make the race.


[S-Orioles]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-66 5558TC]
[GRAPHIC=JAYS/ORIOLES]

The Orioles had a chance to pick up some ground on the front running Toronto Blue Jays in the American League East today. Instead, they now find themselves 8 and half games back in 4th place.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/TSN-Jays; :00]

Tony Bautista would break open a tie game in the third inning as he hits his 23rd homer of the season. The grand slam plates Jason Johnson, Homer Bush, Mondesi and Bautista. It's 5-to-1 Jays.
[SUPER=35-Toronto/6/Baltimore/4;]

Toronto starter David Wells would get his 14th win of the season in typical Wells' fashion. He gave up 9 hits in the 6 innings of work and had this balk. Jays take it 6-to-4.
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[S-Redskins]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-68 5837TC]
[GRAPHIC=REDSKINS]


The Washington Redskins may find their new training camp plans to be more trouble than they expected when fans start arriving in Ashburn later this month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD/Last July;:00]

The Redskins plan to charge all fans 13 years of age and older $10 a piece to watch the team practice. They also plan to charge $10 a car 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 practices that are open to the public and free.
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[S-Tiki]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-70 36:25]
[GRAPHIC=Tiki Barber]


Redskin NFC East rival running back Tiki Barber of the New York Giants says that the higher training camp prices could be partially designed to help pay for all of those million dollar salaries Washington is paying out this season.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Tiki and brother Ronde wrapped up their annual football camp in Roanoke last week. Tiki knows he and his Giants have their work cut out for them in the divisional race.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="it]
[SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/New York Giants Running Back; :00]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=.....something to gear for"]
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[S-Casey]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-70 42:15]
[GRAPHIC=Carolina Panthers]

The Carolina Panthers open training camp later this month. Former UVa tight end Casey Crawford became a Panther in April. Steve Mason caught up with him last week.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=04-1999 Football Season; :00]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :12]
[SUPER=01-Casey Crawford/Panther Tight End; :19]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :33]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :58]
[SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/New York Giants Running Back; 1:27]
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[OUT Q=....News 7 sports"]
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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. ((:))
Casey's eventfu

l summer also includes getting married and his 23rd birthday August first. Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))[Almanac]


[ANCHOR=Robin]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=pev]
[TAPE#=Almanac]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The months are here.
July and August mean the dog days of summer.
Let's check in for one final time with Patrick Evans to see what the climate book has to say about the month ahead,

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[SUPER=@Patrick1; :00]
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[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A controversial plan to switch four elementary school principals will come up for debate again at tonight's Lynchburg school board meeting.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Week]


The plan rotates the heads of Kizer, Perrymont, Linkhorne and Dearington Elementary schools.
The principals were notified of the changes two weeks ago, but outraged parents say they never had a chance to voice their opinion about the move.
More than a hundred parents and students turned out last week to let the school board know how they felt.
Most were upset that their children would be losing principals they had gotten to know and trust.
The board will meet in closed session at the beginning of tonight's meeting.. we'll tell you what they decided tonight on News7 at 11. (------------)