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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up-
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Federal Agents say money from North Carolina cigarettes helped fund a terrorist group.
The search is on for a driver who may be to blame for an accident on 81.
Plus a daring jump- in our video of the day.
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[Talent=Jean]


And you've heard of a cake walk- We'll show you a Keiko walk.
News 7 is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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((nat sound shouting))
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[VO-NAT]


These are members of the Hezbollah militant group.
Now federal officials say the group has a link to North Carolina.
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[Hezbollah]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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That link is apparently a cigarette trafficking ring based in Charlotte.
Cigarettes were apparently bought in North Carolina where the tax is low, shipped to Michigan and resold.
Federal Officials say the cash was sent back to the Middle Eastern terrorist group- Hezbollah-
Steve Crump has details.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC]
[SUPER=01-Mark Calloway/U. S. Attorney; 21]
[SUPER=01-Steve Crump/Reporting; 1:06]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Charlotte.]

((This isn't the first time that Hezbollah sympathizers have been accused of raising money in the U.S. for the terrorist organization....but it certainly must rank as one of the more unusual. Eighteen homes were raided and 18 suspects arrested as federal agents searched for evidence of what they said was a giant cigarette smuggling scheme.
Essentially cigarettes were being bought in North Carolina where the tax is low...shipped to Michigan where it's high, and resold. The resulting profit was being used to ship cash and goods back to the Hezbollah in Lebanon. Richard Fox, ATF
"Even a small or medium van could reap a profit of $8,0000 to $10,000 a trip."
Fresh off its triumphal reentry into South Lebannon.....sources say the Hezbollah reaped as much as $1 million from the scheme...as well as electronic equipment including computers and cameras. But there is no evidence they planned to strike here. Mark Calloway, U.S. Attorney
"The affidavit, which was unsealed in court, does not allege - does not allege - any evidence that these defendants have engaged in any act or terrorism or any act of violence."
Investigators say they are curious about several trips to the Northwest that one member of the group took last year....but that so far there are no indications the trips had anything to do with terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden's aborted attempt to sneak a bomb team into Seattle last December.))

[Bush]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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George W. Bush says the days of speculation are over-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Crawford, TX]


He says he'll make up his mind this weekend on a running mate- in the privacy of his Texas ranch.
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((GEORGE W. BUSH/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: THERE WILL BE NO VISITORS TO THE RANCH OVER THE WEEKEND. I'M GONNA THINK LONG AND HARD ABOUT THE VICE PRESIDENTIAL SELECTION. I HAVEN'T MADE UP MY MIND.))
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An estimated 60 republicans signed a letter urging Bush to choose Arizona Senator John McCain.
McCain says nothing has changed since he declined Bush's consideration in May.
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((SEN. JOHN MCCAIN/R- ARIZONA: I UNDERSTAND THE TURMOIL AND ALL THE FRENZY AS DIFFERENT NAMES ARE POPPING UP AND I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT I MAY BE THE CANDIDATE DU JOUR BUT I SAY NOTHING HAS CHANGED, AND I THANK YOU. ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/(R) Arizona;]
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[vo-nat]
[Super=04-File Tape;]


Tonight two highly placed sources says Bush is seriously considering Dick Cheney to be his running mate.
Cheney is the former Defense Secretary who's been heading up Bush's vice presidential search team.
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[Pitts-Shooting]


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A Pittsylvania County woman was shot several times but she still managed to drive several miles to get help.
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[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


Authorities say 37-year old Lisa Watson Abbott was shot in her chest and leg while in her car.
Abott drove to a gas station on highway 58 where a Danville Life Saving Crew came to pick her up.
She underwent surgery this afternoon.
Abott's condition is not being released by the family's request.
Now officers are searching for 41-year old Bobby Darell Stallings. Authorities say the two are acquaintances.
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[Pitts-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sch]
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Meanwhile a Danville teenager is charged with capital murder.
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[VO-NAT]


Pittsylvania County authorities arrested 19-year old Javon Chauncey King at his home this afternoon.
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./July 6;]


He's accused of shooting 18-year old Antoine Lamont Jones of Danville multiple times.
His body was discovered in a rural area of the county on Moorefield Bridge Road earlier this month.
Investigators are not releasing information about the motive of this murder.
King is being held without bond at the Pittsylvania County Jail.
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[81-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Police are looking for tips that might help them find a driver they believe was involved in a fatal accident this afternoon.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
Witnesses say a man was tailgaiting a woman on I-81 near Arcadia when she attempted to change lanes.
Her car hit a tractor-trailer, flipped into the median and struck a convertible coming the other direction.
The woman was killed - and two men in the convertible were taken to the hospital.
Police say the man who was tailgaiting stopped at the scene, but then left.
Police want to question him.
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[Trailer-Park]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
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One county is getting 700-thousand dollars from the state- but there is a catch.
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[SUPER=03-Craig Co.;]

Craig County administrators must move a trailer park out of downtown. They've targeted a residential area off Route 638 -- and might even let the owner almost triple his number of trailers from seven to 20. The county would also run sewer lines through this neighborhood -- which are NOT welcome.
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((BARRY RADFORD/NEIGHBOR: EVEN THE ONES WHO CAN AFFORD IT DON'T WANT TO SIGN A CHECK EVERY MONTH FOR A SERVICE JUST BECAUSE PEOPLE WANTED TO LOCATE A TRAILER PARK ACROSS THE ROAD FROM THEIR PROPERTY.))
[SUPER=01-Barry Radford/Neighbor;]
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[VO-NAT]

But 700-thousand-dollars in grant money could improve downtown Newcastle -- already a few storefronts have been cleaned. And county planners say this mobile home park is neat and clean, and expanding it.. could help low income residents.
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[SOT 13:15:20]
[IN Q=If an elderly]

((NORMAN TAYLOR/MOBILE HOME PARK OWNER: IF AN ELDERLY PERSON WANTS TO SELL THEIR FARM AND MOVE TO TOWN IN A MOBILE HOME, THERE'S NO PLACE FOR THEM TO DO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Norman Taylor/Mobile Home Park Owner;]
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[VO-NAT]

County supervisors will vote August 15th.
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[WACO]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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A special counsel finds the Government was NOT to blame in the WACO disaster seven years ago.
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[SUPER=03-Waco, TX/1993;]


The ten month investigation found the government was not responsible for the more than 80 deaths during the siege at WACO.
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((JOHN DANFORTH/SPECIAL COUNSEL: RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TRAGEDY AT WACO RESTS WITH CERTAIN BRANCH DAVIDIANS AND LEADER DAVID KORESH.))
[SUPER=01-John Danforth/Special Counsel;]
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Danforth says his investigation proves F-B-I agents did not start the Branch Davidian fire nor shoot at the Davidians.
The report finds the government did not improperly use the military and there was no evidence of Government conspiracy or a cover up.
The investigation resulted in 2-million pages of documents, nine hundred witnesses and volumes of physical evidence.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Corporal punishment has been okayed for use by Virginia foster familes.
Still ahead on News 7, some say that may do more harm than good.
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[VO-NAT]


And see what happens when a man jumps out of a helicopter more than a hundred feet up.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((HEY EVERYBODY, STEVE MASON WITH YOU IN SPORTS TONIGHT. WE WILL TAKE YOU TO BLACKSBURG FOR TECH FOOTBALL COACH FRANK BEAMER'S BOOK SIGNING, THE LATEST FROM REDSKINS TRAINING CAMP WITH NOTES ON STEPHEN DAVIS'S SIGNING AND BRUCE SMITH. DIXIE BASEBALL IS EVERYWHERE IN INDEPENDENCE, THE VHSL LOOSES IT'S DISCRIMINATION COURT CASE AND QUALIFYING FROM POCONO, ALL IN SPORTS.))

[Video]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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If the high diving board makes you nervous- tonight's video of the day is NOT for you.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Off San Diego, CA;]


Today in Southern California- a man took the plunge- 128 feet from a helicopter into the water.
It is the highest jump from a chopper into the ocean-
So it seemed perfect for a hollywood stunt man.
But Bob Brown hurt his lower back on the jump- he was taken in on a backboard as a precaution- and then whisked to the hospital.
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((REPORTER: HOW DO YOU FEEL: BROWN: I'M FINE. TOTALLY FINE. THIS IS JUST STANDARD... EVERYTHING.))
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[VO-NAT]


Brown actually suffered a spinal injury in the jump.
The jump was a publicity stunt for a new cell phone.
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[Corporal-Punishment]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-30 TC38:33]
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It's NOT allowed in Virginia schools or even juvenile prisons.
But foster care parents in Virginia will be allowed to hit, shake, or pinch children starting November first.
As Ellen Qualls reports, it's a decision some state social services board members already regret.
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[SUPER=04-"The First Years Last Forever"; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sonia Rivero/Social Services Commissioner; :23]
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(( There's NO question Virginia's Health and Human Services secretariat has conservative leadership.
Last year, the state turned down free videos to distribute to new parents -- partly because, according to Health Department insiders, host Rob Reiner instructs parents to never shake their children.
After all, many conservatives believe corporal punishment is a parental right.
[sot 17:49:59]

((SONIA RIVERO/SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSIONER: I DON'T KNOW ANYBODY WHO DOESN'T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEATING AND SPANKING. OR BETWEEN VIOLENTLY SHAKING SOMEONE THAT YOU COULD DO INJURY AND GRABBING A CHILD BY THE SHOULDERS.)) [runs:10 ]

[sot 12:11:24 ]

((BRIAN CAMPBELL/SOCIAL SERVICES BOARD: I DON'T. I'VE BEEN WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES THREE TIMES AS LONG AS THE COMMISSIONER AND I DON'T.)) [runs:07]
The problem here is that Sonia Rivero is Governor Jim Gilmore's Commissioner of Social Services.
Until last month, Brian Campbell headed up the board that oversees her agency, and is now its vice-chair.
He's also a Republican and serves at the Governor's pleasure.
[sot 12:04:27 ]

((BRIAN CAMPBELL/SOCIAL SERVICES BOARD: WHEN IT COMES TIME TO ADMINISTER CORPORAL PUNISHMENT, SOMETIMES IT'S NOT OFTEN DONE WITH THE THOUGHT OF AN ORGANIZED, WRITTEN-OUT, I'M GONNA FOLLOW THIS PARTICULAR PLAN. OFTENTIMES IT'S DONE IN THE HEAT OF PASSION, AFTER AN EVENT HAS CAUSED GREAT STRESS IN A FAMILY.)) [runs:18 ]
The new foster care regulations say "Prohibited punishment includes all actions, WHEN ABUSIVE, such as hitting ... ; pinching; jerking; harsh shaking; binding a child."
So are they allowed when NOT abusive?
[sot 12:10:04 ]

((BRIAN CAMPBELL/SOCIAL SERVICES BOARD: I HAVE TO WONDER, IF YOU GRAB A CHILD AND BEGIN THE SHAKING PROCESS AT 20 SHAKES PER SECOND. DOES IT THEN BECOME HARSH SHAKING AT 30 SHAKES PER SECOND?)) [runs:12]
Campbell is irritated NOT just that the board voted in June to make foster care the only state-governed entity where corporal punishment is allowed... but that's the first time they ever discussed it.
[sot 17:54:14]

((SONIA RIVERO/SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSIONER: I BELIEVE THAT'S THE DAY THEY VOTED. YES. THEY VOTED THE DAY IT WAS PRESENTED. SO.)) [runs:05 ]
The regulation is now open to 60 days of public comment.
A long list of child advocacy groups, including the one representing foster parents, opposes it.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[Highway-Funding]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC24:09]
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The debate over a new highway connecting Michigan to South Carolina- is far from over-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Today, Salem was the backdrop for the latest meeting on Interstate 73.
Some say the road will help economic development and decrease congestion on Interstate 81.
But some residents say the highway will do more harm than good.
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[TC:15:25:39] ((IF AN INTERSTATE.....WHERE IT GOES.))
[SUPER=01-Lois Slotnick/Friends of Franklin Co.; ]
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[OUT Q=where it goes.]
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[VO-NAT]


V-DOT will continue to hold public meetings to discuss road construction.
Opponents say they will continue to speak out about the hazards.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on NEws 7, Robin has the weekend forecast.
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[VO-NAT]


And find out how scientists are "walking a whale."
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[Supreme-Court]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC1:36:59]
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The Supreme Court came to Salem today...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

THREE of the Justices, anyway.
They came to consider whether the full court should settle the tax-beef Shelor Automotive has with Montgomery County.
Last year and the year before Shelor moved most of its inventory to Pulaski County, so it wouldn't be counted on the tax roles in Montgomery County January 1st.
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[SOT 2:33:03]
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((THEIR POSITION IS WE DON'T CARE IF IT'S NORMALLY GARAGED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, WHETHER IT'S THERE ON THE TAX DAY OR NOT, TAX IT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY WHERE EVER IT IS ON THE TAX DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Friedman/Shelor's Attorney]
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[OUT Q=the tax day.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


It's a case of "first impression," meaning this is the first challenge to the Merchant's Capital Tax the Supreme Court has considered.
The Court generally agrees to hear only about 20-percent of the petitions presented.

[Keiko-Walk]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 pm]
[WRITER=acr]
[TAPE#=net]
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Scientists have successfully performed the equivalent of walking a dog... with a KILLER WHALE.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Westmann Isl., Iceland]


Since Keiko arrived in Iceland two years ago, he's been kept in a massive enclosure while scientists try to adapt him to the wild after a lifetime of captivity.
His walks are designed to increase his stamina and to get him used to the open ocean.
Scientists plan to increase the length of his walks and allow him to be in the company of other whales.
They hope to eventually return Keiko to the wild.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
[GRAPHIC=Tour De France]


Lots of sports but first the chance for Lance to win the Tour De France again is very strong.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-France; :]


Today, American Lance Armstrong won the 19th stage, a 35 mile time trial for his first victory in the Tour De France. His overall lead has balooned to six minutes and 2 seconds with only two days left in the race.
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[S-Book]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-77 26:21]
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Virginia Tech head football coach Frank Beamer was on hand at the Tech bookstore from five until seven last night to promote his new book entitled "Turn up the Wick".
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


The book was released in early June and last night Beamer practiced his penmanship and obliged all the fans that waited to capture the coaches signature, and there were quite a few considering the line went out the door.
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[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Football Coach; :00]

((FRANK BEAMER/VIRGINIA TECH FOOTBALL COACH:))
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[OUT Q=....virginia tech"]
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[VO-NAT]

One of the most challenging aspect of the book for coach was the very beginning; choosing a title.
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[OUT Q=....little more focussed"....]
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[VO-NAT]


The book is an autobiography of his life co-written with Chris Colston. The book recount Beamer's early days growing up in Hillsville.
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[S-Davis]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=redskins training camp]


The NFC's leading rusher a season ago has ended his hold out. Washington Redskins running back Stephen Davis signed a one year contract yesterday evening that will pay him 3 point 532 million dollars. He will go through his first work out with the team at todays late practice.

[S-Bruce]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-64]
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One star that is in camp and ready to go to work is long time pro bowler Bruce Smith. Mike Stevens talked with big Bruce yesterday from Redskins training camp .
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[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-61]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche]


The Avalanche continued their marathon homestand tonight against the Potomac Cannons.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Cannons vs. Avalanche; :00]

A perfect night for America's favorite past time.
In the top of the first, the Cannons fire first as Troy McNaughton singles and that is gonna bring in a run to make it 1-nothing Potomac.
But Salem answers, a few innings later, Choo Freeman connects on a two bagger [SUPER=37-Salem/9/Potomac/4;]to center

field, scoring a run and Choo makes it to third on an error. 2-1 Potomac.
Jerome Alviso smacks a basehit past the infield and that brings in a run and Salem goes on to win 9-4.
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[S-Dixie]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-70 (53:12)]
[GRAPHIC=Baseball Logo]


The Town of Independence is hosting the 2000 Dixie Boys 13 and 14 year old state baseball tournament.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence; :]


16 teams, 8 in the 13 year old age group and 8 in the 14 year old group are competing in the 4 day state tournament.
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[IN Q="We've had...]
[SUPER=01-Ken Nelson/Virginia State Director; :]
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[OUT Q=......in this."]
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[VO-NAT]


The teams came from several different regions and 2 teams, one in each age group, will have a chance to qualify for the Little League World Series.
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[S-VHSL]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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A federal jury in Charlottesville has ruled that the Virginia High School League discriminates against female athletes by allowing different seasonal alignments for female sports depending on the classification of the school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


The jury awarded 17 thousand dollars to each of the 11 plaintiffs in the lawsuit. In addition, the VHSL must now redesign it's program to comply with Title IX. Under the current system, all male sports take place in the same season. If a school changes classification, the sports seasons are the same for males. But a multi-sport female may have to choose between sports.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Pocono]


Winston Cup drivers invaded Pocono for Bud Pole qualifying for Sunday's Pennsylvania 500 yesterday. Tony Stewart would knock off Mark Martin for the pole with a speed of 172.391 miles per hour, a new track record, here the top 25.
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[anchor=steve]
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Rick Mast was 33rd, Elliott Sadler 34th, Ward Burton 35th, and Stacy Compton 36th.