[Ireland]

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Police in riot gear put an end violent demonstrations by 200 Protestants in Ireland early this morning.
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Sporadic violence broke out last night when protesters fired ball bearings and firecrackers at police lines.
A number of officers suffered minor injuries.
British soldiers are blocking members of Northern Ireland's major Protestant group from marching past a Catholic neighborhood.
Tens of thousands of Orangemen march each July, to celebrate 17th-century military victories over Catholics.
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[Pulaski-Murder]


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Pulaski County authorities say a woman is dead following an altercation between two roomates that led to a fatal shooting. It happened at a home in the Lillydell Section of Pulaski County.
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26 year -old Sherry Lisa Cressell has been charged with 2nd degree murder.
A family member of Cressell's says the two women had been friends for a while.
Authorities are not releasing the name of the victim at this time. She was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before 3 A.M yesterday.

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Authorities are still trying to find out what happened to a Richmond area man who was found dead yesterday in Highland County's gorge area. They identify him as 48 year old Harold (Bows) Bowes of Mechanicsville.
His body has been sent to the state medical examiner for further investigation. Highland County authorities are not yet releasing any more details.




[Chechnya]


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A series of truck bombings in Russia has killed at least 49 people. Most were Russian soldiers.
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The suicide truck bombings were nearly simultaneous.
They hit Russian controlled towns yesterday in Chechnya, where Russian forces have been trying to re-establish control over the breakaway region.
The Kremlin says the targets were military buildings or troop barracks.
Officials say the deadliest attack claimed the lives of at least 25 Russian servicemen when a truck bomb exploded outside their dormitory.
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[Danville-Syphilis]


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Public health records indicate that Danville has become Virginia's syphilis capital.
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[Take Pinnacle Page]
State figures show 99 cases of syphilis reported in Danville last year. [Next Page]
That is 72 times the national rate on A per capita basis. [Next Page]
And it is almost a third of all the cases reported throughout Virginia last year ... 310 in all.
State officials hope to stabilize the Danville outbreak by September.
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[Blood-Shortage]


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The American Red Cross needs blood donors over this 4-th of July holiday.
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A spokesman says blood donations continue to be below normal at donor centers and blood drives across the region.... keeping blood supplies at emergency levels.
Holidays are especially critical times for the Red Cross because so many people who regularly give blood are on vacation.
The Red Cross is hoping people will donate before leaving town.
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You can give today in Roanoke at the downtown Red Cross center on Church Avenue from Noon until 6.
In Salem, if you missed your chance at 8:30 this morning, the bloodmobile opens again from 12:30 to 2:30 at the West Main Street Post office. [Next Page]
In northern Rockbridge County, you can donate blood at the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department from Noon until 5.


And in South Boston at the First Baptist Church until 5 this afternoon.
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[Rescue-Mission]


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Local artists are showcasing their work at the Roanoke Rescue Mission.

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Today marks the start of the third annual, "Shelter Show" which features the work of both amateur and professional artists.
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((THERE ARE A LOT OF ARTIST OUT THERE WHO WOULD LIKE TO GET THEIR WORK OUT . BUT THEY JUST DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET STARTED. AND THIS IS A NON THREATENING WAY TO GET STARTED AND REALLY PERKS THINGS UP HERE AT THE SHELTER))
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And some artists say to have their work on display at the shelter means a lot.
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((IBBY GREER/ARTIST: TO ME IT COMBINES TWO IMPORTANT PARTS OF MY LIFE ... AND MY ARTISTIC SIDE))
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[OUT Q=artistic side]
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[VO-NAT]


The artwork will be on display for the next 8 weeks from 10 until 4 daily.
The mission also plans to open an art studio next year for residents.
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[Mexico-Elections]


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Mexico has reached the end of an era.
The Institutional Revolutionary Party's reign has finally come to an end.
For the first time in 71 years the opposition has won the presidency.
The leader of the centre right Alliance for Change, Vicente Fox, will be Mexico's next president.
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Fox supporters started celebrating in downtown Mexico City even before the first preliminary results were made public.
Fox assured Mexicans there would be a calm transition.
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[SUPER=01-Vicente Fox/Mexico's President Elect;]
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[VO-NAT]

The vote was the first in more than a century in which the outcome wasn't clear beforehand.
Despite hundreds of allegations of pressure and vote-buying the elections were widely seen as Mexico's fairest ever.

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A motorcycle accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway sends one man to the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]


It happened yesterday afternoon near the Floyd-Franklin County line.
He was airlifted to Roanoke for treatment of multiple injuries.
Reports from the scene indicate he was aboard one of three motorcycles riding together near the Devils's backbone.
No word yet on the cause ... or the victim's identity or condition.
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[Holocaust]


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A Lithuanian court has suspended indefinitely the trial of an alleged Nazi war criminal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vilnius, Lithuania/November 1998;]


93 year old Aleksandras Lileikis is bedridded and too sick to follow the courtroom proceedings via short circuit TV.
Lileikis, lived in the United States for 40 years after World War II, and returned to Lithuania in 1995 as a U-S court was moving to revoke his citizenship.
The former resident of Norwood Massachusetts, is charged with genocide for allegedly handing over scores of Jews to be executed during the 1941-44 German occupation.
Lileikis has denied the charges.
The trial initially started in 1998, but has been delayed by his illness.
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[Feedback]


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Recent shootings on Lafayette Boulevard brought in some viewer mail last week.
Assignment editor Joe McKean has more in News-7's Feedback.
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((A story last week on shootings at homes in the Lafayette Boulevard area brought two responses, including one from the community leader [Jeff Artist] who has raised the issue of gang activity in Roanoke.
I deeply appreciate the coverage your station gave my neighborhood...Your station presented the facts, showed concern and did not try to exploit the differences between Chief Gaskins and myself...I would also like to express my appreciation to the many policemen who have shown true concern...Many times, the policemen on the beat don't get the credit they so richly deserve.
A former candidate for mayor [Duane Howard] wrote: The City should take the police officers off the mounted patrol unit and assign them full time to this troubled neighborhood until the problem is solved. Five policemen are being used for a public relations promotion that does nothing to enhance police protection in neighborhoods where it is needed.
Another viewer [Jim Fralin] had praise for a story on legal shooting.
I just wanted to thank you for having the guts to not only air a segment on the shooting sports but to do it in a positive way. Keep up the good work. There are more "sports" in the Roanoke Valley than football, baseball and basketball.
The address at News-7 is PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
The fax number is 343-7269.
Email should be sent to news@wdbj7.com.
And you can take part in a moderated online forum at wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))


[Monument-Unveiling]


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One of Washington, D-C's most famous landmarks is showing off its new look at this hour.
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Officials are unveiling the results of a four-year facelift of the Washington Monument.
Workers have repaired about a-thousand square feet of chipped and patched stone.
They've also cleaned about 59-thousand square feet of interior wall space and spruced up nearly 200 commemorative stones inside.
The unveiling is just in time for the annual July Fourth celebration.
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[Box-Office]


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``The Perfect Storm'' breezed to the top of the weekend box office.
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[Super=04-Warner Brothers]

The George Clooney adventure blew Mel Gibson's ``The Patriot'' out of the water. ``The Perfect Storm'' took in nearly 42 million dollars to debut at number one.
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``The Patriot'' came in second with nearly 22 (m) million. The animated adventure ``Chicken Run'' -- featuring Gibson's voice -- was third with nearly 13 (m) million. Me, Myself and Irene and the Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle round out the top 5.

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[Miss-Virginia]


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Miss Virginia 2-thousand has achieved her dream. But it hasn't been easy. This was her third attempt for the title.

As Joy Sutton tells us, her persistence paid off.
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((NAT SOUND: MISS VIRGINIA 2-THOUSAND. MISS HAMPTON ROADS NEWPORT NEWS, JACQUELINE COOK))
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It's the moment Jacqueline Cook had always dreamed of, being crowned Miss Virginia.
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((JACQUELINE COOK/MISS VIRGINIA 2000:IT'S A DREAM COME TRUE. RIGHT NOW I THINK I'M STILL IN SHOCK))
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And after competing twice for the title before -- Cook says on the advice of her sister she decided to give it one more try before starting her first year of law school.
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[IN Q=She said to me]

((SHE SAID TO ME GOD GAVE YOU THESE TALENTS FOR A REASON AND YOU'RE NOT GOING BE DANCING IN THE COURTROOM. SO YOU REALLY OUGHT TO GO BACK. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN IF YOU DON'T GIVE IT A SHOT))
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And the third time was a charm.
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((NAT SOUND OF TALENT))
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Cook beat-out 25 other contestants from across the state for the title. And Cook says as part of her Miss Virginia 2-thousand platform she plans to educate people about court appointed special advocates who represent abused and neglected children.
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[IN Q=There ae so many]

((THERE ARE SO MANY OF THOSE WHO ARE BEING ABUSED AND NEGLECTED IN VIRGINIA RIGHT NOW. SO I FIRMLY BELIEVE WE HAVE TO DO WHAT WE CAN TO MAKE SURE THOSE CHILDREN HAVE HOPE FOR THEIR FUTURE AND THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO BE PROMOTING))
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But for right now Cook says she's just try to enjoy all the perks that come with the title. For one year -- she'll drive this brand new mercury cougar --and have an apartment in the Roanoke area rent free -- not mention a 16-thousand dollar scholarship.
But this may be just the beginning for Jacqueline Cook. She's headed to Atlantic City to compete for the title of Miss America in October.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))














[Soccer]


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French soccer fans are celebrating a great victory today.
France came from behind for the two to one win over Italy.
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The French can claim a place among the all-time greats after becoming the first World Cup holder to win the European championship.
Sunday night Parisians took to the streets in a frenzied celebration after the triumph over Italy in the Euro 2000 soccer final.
France has lost just two matches since its successful World Cup campaign in June 1998, and only five since 1993.
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[S-Race]


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The Busch Grand National Series Milwaukee 250 invaded the Milwaukee Mile yesterday and nothing, not even the rain, could stand between Jeff Green and his fourth victory of the season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-West Allis, WI; :00]


The race was red flagged a few times as the skies would bleed a steady drizzle for a while.
Racing was clean for the most part. Here on lap 209 of 250, Buckshot Jones gets into Anthony Lazarro. Buckshot is hit by Dick Trickle and we have our fifth caution of the afternoon.
With 11 laps to go, P.J. Jones and Tom Hubert get together bringing out another caution. The drivers lined up single file with only the drivers on the lead lap in that formation.
Jeff Green was unstoppable in taking the checkered flag. He lead 210 of 250 laps and wins for the third time in the last three races...
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Jeff Purvis was second, Randy Lajoie third, then Tim Fedewa and Jason Keller fifth. Kyle Petty was eight in Adam's car


[S-MLB]


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To Major League Baseball and a major slide in Cleveland stopped yesterday as the Tribe beat Minnesota and ther

e was not any single thing you could attribute the win to,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/Twins vs. Indians; :00]


try 11 single things. All 11 Indians hits were singles. Manager Charlie Manuel cares only that his team won.
In the bottom of the first. Ricky Ledee connects on the one bagger to left field off the Twins Joe Mays and that allows Roberto Alomar to come on down for a 1-nothing Indians lead.
To the bottom of the third we go and yet another single, this time off the bat of Enrique Wilson and Jim Thome crosses home plate and Cleveland
[SUPER=35-Cleveland/7/Minnesota/1;]

had a commanding 4-nothing lead.
Omar Vizquel gets two runs on his single in the bottom of the sixth as the Indians win for the seventh time in it's last 22 games 7-1.
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[Wipe wipe wipe][S-Majors]


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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Pirates vs. Phillies; :00]


It wasn't pretty between the Phillies and the Pirates yesterday. Philly infielder Desi Relaford can't find the pop up and makes the error.
Then, Relaford loses another pop up on the next play for his second straight error.
An unlikely hero is introduced as reserve Rob Ducey, playing for Ron Gant, smashes two homeruns and records a career high five RBI's to lead the Phillies to
[SUPER=35-Philadelphia/9/Pittsburgh/1;]

the win. His two run homer in the bottom of the second puts Philly up 2-1.
Later, in the third, he takes another one deep as Philadelphia takes two of three from Pittsburgh with a 9-1 rout.

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[S-Braves]


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The Braves earned a split with the Mets behind the arm of Tom Glavine, whose seven strong innings left New York guessing and John Rocker sitting.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Braves vs. Mets; :00]

The New York police forces were out in strength with surveillance cameras at various vantage points. Rocker comes out to warm up one of the Braves outfielders and then throws a ball into the stands. The Mets fans threw it back.
To the action. Jave Lopez was simply a one man wrecking crew, here he goes deep for his 10th homer of the season and the Braves were out in front 5-nothing.
[SUPER=35-Atlanta/10/New York/2;]


In the ninth, Lopez puts the icing on the Braves win with his second homer on the day as Atlanta is victorious 10-2

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[S-Yankees]


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The New York Yankees made it through arguably their toughest stretch of the season. Over the last two weeks, the Yankees squeezed out six wins in 13 games on the road.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tampa Bay, FL/Yankees vs. Devil Rays; :00]

Roger Clemens comes back off of the disable list to face the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Dave Justice notched his first hit as a Yankee, a single that scores Bernie Williams to make the score 1-nothing Yankees in the second inning.
[SUPER=35-New York/5/Tampa Bay/2;] And then the Yankees pour it on. Paul O'Neill singles up the middle and that

plates Scott Brocius.
Brosius was the man for New York, he crushes this pitch to left field, a two run shot as the Yankees down the Dev(------------) il Rays 5-2.