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Coming up on News 7-
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Rain rain go away- that's the thought in parts of the region- where flooding is a problem tonight.
Hundreds of protestors clash with police in Philadelphia.
And .... customers help stop a jewelry heist at one local store.
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News 7 is next.

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((WATER GUSHING))
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Flash floods in Franklin County swamp homes and leave streets submerged.
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Good evening...

[Flooding]


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Torrential rain have pounded portions of the Roanoke Valley today .. Some of the hardest hit areas are in Franklin County.
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Meredyth Censullo has been checking out the damage and is in the newsroom with more.
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Jean, it seemed like the rain just wouldn't let up on portions of Franklin County this evening. Several roads in Boones Mill are still under water, and in some cases, homes are flooded as well.
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(([NAT Joann with soggy box @ 12:17:40 - 12:17:43] [RUNS:03]
JoAnn Kearny has a long night ahead of her.
[NAT Thunder @ 12:31:46] [RUNS:02]
Thunder rumbles outside as flood waters creep up to her front porch. Her basement is already under an inch of water. This isn't the first time it's happened in the 11 years she's lived in Boones Mill.

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((JOANN KEARNEY/HOME FLOODED: THIS HAS HAPPENED - MY HUSBAND SAYS FOUR TIMES...I SAY MORE TIMES. I SAY FIVE.)) [RUNS:05]
The small creek in front of her house has turned into a raging river. She's not the only one.
[NAT water @ 40:25] Other folks in Franklin County aren't faring much better. Boones Mill Church of the Breathern - threatened by water too.
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Route 220 near the Roanoke/Franklin county line was left submerged in spots, as afternoon and evening storms swept through. Still some took to the roads anyway...Despite the warnings of high water.
[NAT gushing water @ 12:09:44] Some folks couldn't make it home though - And some, like the Kearneys, can't make it out.

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((JOANN KEARNEY: THERE'S JUST NOT A WHOLE LOT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT - BUT WE WERE HOPING SOMEBODY COULD GIVE US AN IDEA OF WHAT WE COULD DO. MEANWHILE, WE'LL JUST HAVE TO STAY UPSTAIRS AND HOPE IT DOESN'T GET ANY WORSE.)) [RUNS:12]))
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The department of transportation says Valley View Road - Route 682 - and Crowells Gap - Route 657 - in Boones Mill will remain closed until morning. A-E-P is working to restore electricity to about 80 families along Starlight Lane and Back Creek Road. They hope to have the power back on by Midnight.
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Now for an update on the weather - Jacey Birch is standing by to let us know what tonight's forecast looks like.
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[81-Accident]


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State police say speed and heavy rain contributed to a pileup on Interstate 81 that sent 12-people to the hospital.
Troopers say all 12 are in stable condition tonight.
The accidents happened in Pulaski County near Draper around three.
A Kentucky man has been charged with reckless driving.
State police say he was going too fast, hydroplaned, jumped the median and hit a truck.
That collision caused several more behind it.

[Pulaski-Furniture]


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Pulaski Furniture is selling its Dublin plant.
But officials say the good news is who's buying it.
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Ethan Allen -- a major manufacturer of high-end furniture -- will take over operations at the plant in September.


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Terms of the deal are being carefully guarded.
The Dublin plant has 450 workers.
Ethan Allen says it hopes to employ "MOST" of them.
Pulaski Furniture says it may have jobs in its nearby plants for the rest.
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((JOHN WAMPLER/PULASKI FURNITURE PRESIDENT: THESE FOLKS INTEND TO RUN THIS AS A FURNITURE FACTORY, SO THEY'RE GOING TO NEED THE SKILLED WORKFORCE THERE. THERE ARE PLENTY OF FURNITURE FACTORIES IN NORTH CAROLINA THAT THEY COULD BUY. BUT I THINK WHAT TURNED ETHAN ALLEN ON IS THE SKILLED, DEDICATED WORKFORCE.))
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((JACK DALTON/PULASKI FURNITURE WORKER: SOUNDS GOOD. IT'S GOOD TO KNOW THAT WE AIN'T GOING TO BE OUT OF A JOB OR NOTHING.))
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After changing hands in September, the plant will continue to make bedroom and dining room furniture.
Pulaski Furniture's leaders say the company -is still doing well. The comapny has seven other plants in the area that employ 22-hundred people. The company managers confirm they ARE trying to sell the Martinsville plant.
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[Convention]


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Protestors are outside tonight's GOP convention... while three of America's former Warriors took the podium inside.
Tonight Senator John McCain, Former Senator Bob Dole and former General Norman Schwartzkopf were on the program- Bobbi Harley is on the convention floor with the highlights.
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((Inside the First Union Center, the Republicans trumpeted two of their traditional values. Patriotism and military service. But outside, in downtown Philadelphia, the GOP's message was met with protest. Demonstrators clashed with police on the second day of the convention. Hundreds were arrested. Many of the delegates were delayed because of the violence in the streets. But the show went on. With Republican after Republican stressing a strong military, and urging the American people to vote for George W. Bush.
Bob Dole, Former Presidential Candidate: We look to Governor Bush and Secretary Cheney to raise our sights, and to restore honor to our public life Even a former Bush adversary saluted the Texas Governor in his quest for the White House. John McCain threw his support behind the Republican nominee, and urged independents and Democrats to support him as a man of courage and honor.
Sen. John McCain, Former Presidential Candidate: I am proud to join you this evening in commending to all Americans the man who now represents your best wishes and mine for the future of our country, my friend Governor George W bush, the next president of the United States.))

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((NAT SOUND PROTESTS))
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This was the scene on Philadelphia's streets tonight- outside the convention.
Protestors filled the streets- some spray painted police cars and slashed tires.
Police moved in arrested at least 230 people tonight.
Some demonstrators chanted power to the people- others said we live in a police state.
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((THESE POLICE ARE THE HIRED THUGS OF THE GOVERNMENT AND THE TOOLS OF THE RULING ELITE.))
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[Vo-nat]
The clashes tonight come after three days of mostly peaceful protests- But demonstrators had promised that today would be a day of disruptions.
The protests did delay some delegations as they made their way to the convention hall.
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[Allen-Robb]


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From Prsidential politics to the race for the U-S senate- If running for the Senate is a full-time job, how are Chuck Robb and George Allen handling their real jobs?
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The Republican Party of Virginia is attacking Robb, alleging he's used Senate staffers and office funds to coordinate campaign appearances.
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((ED MATRICARDI/REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA: THESE ARE EVENTS THAT HIS CAMPAIGN IS PUTTING ON AND THAT THE TAXPAYERS ARE FOOTING THE BILL FOR, AND THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH.))
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((SEN. CHUCK ROBB/D-VIRGINIA: INCUMBENTS ALWAYS HAVE AN ADVANTAGE BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHAT THE ISSUES ARE AND THEY KNOW WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT. THOSE WHO ARE CHALLENGERS, WHO DON'T CURRENTLY HAVE A JOB, HAVE THE ADVANTAGE OF HAVING UNLIMITED TIME TO GO AROUND AND MAKE ALL KINDS OF CHARGES AND SAY HE DOESN'T CARE ABOUT YOU BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT HERE.))


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Meanwhile, a Richmond Law firm is paying George Allen about 450-thousand dollars a year to head up its business expansion and relocation team.
Since July third, he's logged 36-hundred miles in an R-V on a campaign listening tour.
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((GEORGE ALLEN/R-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: WELL, I KEEP MY COMPUTER WITH ME EVERYWHERE, AND WITH VOICE MAIL, AND WITH COMPUTER ACCESS, YOU STILL CAN DO A LOT OF THINGS, AND IN FACT, I AM STILL DIRECTING VARIOUS CLIENT MATTERS. AFTER LABOR DAY THOUGH, I KNOW THIS IS JUST GOING TO BE FULL TIME.))
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Allen says, to be fair to his partners, he'll take a 50 percent pay cut after Labor Day.
Then he'll only be making 225 thousand dollars a year while he campaigns full-time.
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Lotto players will soon have a tougher time hititng the jackpot.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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And find out more about the local connection to the Concorde crash.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office where we're rolling out the carpet on yet another wet night as the Avalanche return home. Tonight's Friday Football Extra preseason look takes us to Brookville. The Redskins look to give Skip a chance to work his body this Friday. JJ lights up the nation and talks of staying home, while Casey Crawford loosens up the tight end spot in Carolina tonight on the Big 7.))

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The family of an Albanian girl killed by a U-S soldier says justice has been done.
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Staff Sergeant Frank (Ron-gey) Ronghi has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the January molestation and killing of the 11 year old in Kosovo.
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A U-S military court also handed him a reduction in rank, forfeiture of pay and a dishonorable discharge.
The girl's parents say justice has been served.
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((WE SEE THE UNITED STATES ARMY FEELS GUILTY FOR OUR TRAGIC LOSS BUT WE DO NOT BLAME THE UNITED STATES ARMY. WE BLAME THE PERSON, SGT RONGHEI JUSTLY CONVICTED OF MERITA'S MURDER WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS CRIME.))
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[OUT Q=for this crime.]
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(Ron-gee) was on peacekeeping duty at the time.
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[Concorde-Tires]


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A local link to the Concorde jet that crashed last week.
The French government says one of the tires on the Air France Concorde that crashed a week ago blew out on take off.
Those tires are made at the Goodyear plant in Danville.
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Goodyear has dispatched a pair of experts to Paris to help sort out whether the tires could have caused the crash that claimed 113 lives.
One THEORY is that debris from the tire flew up into one of the engines. A plume of flame extended from the aircraft from the moment it lifted off the ground.
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Goodyear has made tires for the Concorde since 1995 at plants in Danville and Thailand.

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In a seven to one vote Danville City Council agreed to place a 16 million dollar school bond referendum on the November ballot.
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Council member David Luther was the only dissenter tonight.
The money is needed to renovate G-W High School and Langston Focus Campus.
Some repairs are going on this summer but many say it's not enough.
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((PHILLIP SMITH/COUNCIL MEMBER: THE NAME GEORGE WASHINGTON IS AN INSTITUTION OF THIS CITY. IT IS THE HIGH SCHOOL IT HAS BEEN THE HIGH SCHOOL FOR 4 GENERATIONS OF DANVILLIANS. THAT BUILDING IS WORN OUT AND IT NEEDS TO BE REPAIRS.))
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((PETER CASTIGLIONE/COUNCIL MEMBER: WE'RE MOVING FORWARD. YOU ALL GET ON THE BAND WAGON AND FOLLOW DANVILLE BECAUSE WE'RE NOT FOLLOWING ANYBODY ELSE. AND THE ONLY WAY IS TO GET EVERYTHING UP TO PAR. WE CAN'T STAY WHERE WE ARE.))
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The bond referendum would mean a more than 9 cent real estate tax increase-- that's 93 dollars for real estate valued at 100 thousand dollars.
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[Lotto-Drawing]


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It's going to get a little harder to win the Lotto jackpot.
Starting on September 17, Lotto Virginia players will have to pick from a bigger pool of numbers-- 49 to be exact.

That means the chances of matching all six numbers will rise to one in 14-million but prizes will be larger.
The Virginia Lottery will also punt the Kicker game because it was not very popular.
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Hundreds of U-S Soldiers are dropping their rifles and picking up shovels to fight wild fires in the West.
That's still ahead on News 7.
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And if the Republican and Democratic Conventions don't hold your attention-- maybe this one will catch your eye.

We'll explain later in newscast.
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[Jewel-Theft]


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30- thousand dollars in jewelry would be in the hands of thieves tonight if it weren't for two customers.
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Their quick thinking was put to the test last night at Henebry's jewelry in Valley View Mall.
The manager was working with a customer when she noticed a man with his hand in a display case and yelled for him to stop.
The suspect tried to leave the store when customer Drew Settle grabbed the bag from him.
It turns out the bag contained thousands of dollars in diamond rings.
Police believe the suspect was able to open the display case using keys he'd stolen from another Henebry's store.
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((HEATHER RUTHERFORD/MANAGER: I'M GRATEFUL THEY WERE HERE, I'M GRATEFUL THEY ACTED AS QUICKLY AS THEY DID AND WERE ALERT TO WHAT WAS GOING ON FROM THE MINUTE I TURNED AROUND. DREW SETTLE/CUSTOMER: I DON'T KNOW, I JUST DID WHAT NEEDED TO BE DONE.))
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Settle's friend chased the suspect but was NOT able to catch him.
Police did arrest a woman who was allegedly with the would-be robber.
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[Marines-Fires]


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American Soldiers are on their way to a different kind of mission today-
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They're boarding planes in Texas- and heading to Idaho-
The 560 soldiers from Fort Hood will help battle wildfires that continue to spread across the Western states.
The soldiers received fire fighting equipment and classroom training for the mission.
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((THE SOLDIERS ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE MISSION. IT'S SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAT WE DON'T NORMALLY DO IN OUR MILITARY OPERATIONS. I THINK IT'LL BE A GOOD EXERCISE AND A GOOD HUMANITARIAN EFFORT FOR THE PEOPLE OUT THERE IN THE STATE OF IDAHO.))

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Once in Idaho the soldiers will receive two days of hands on training near the fires- the mission is scheduled to last 30 days.
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Coming up tonight - the rain tries to get the Avs along with Frederick at Salem Memorial. The killer Bees are in the FFE spotlight. The Redskins tell Davis to Skip Friday's game and turn to Hicks. And Casey's at the bat at Panthers' camp along with Steve Mason.
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But first in tonight's Extra Point - more training camp injury news as the Cincinnati Bengals' talented wide receiver Darnay Scott broke two bones in left leg today during practice. The 28 year old could be out for the entire season, and that means even more will be expected out of Florida State rookies Ron Dugans and Peter Warrick.
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The Salem Avalanche returned home last night for a brief three game home series before hitting the road again. Tonight they welcomed Frederick and a lot of rain the yard.
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Things were going along pretty smoothly through four innings, but then the wet stuff decided to drop by in a big way. The grounds crew had to drag the tarp onto the field in the bottom of the 5th inning. The game was delayed for about 55 minutes.
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Finally, the Avalanche would prevail, beating Frederick 3-to-1. But Myrtle Beach wins again to keep Salem two back in the south.
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It's too early to talk about the NBA for JJ Redick, but the rising junior from Cave Spring has had a summer to remember.
Back in early June he attended the invitation only NIKE camp in Indianapolis. He then helped out at George Lynch's camp before canvassing the country as part of Boo Williams AAU team. He has played in Georgia and Orlando and in the process won a national AAU title and earned all-america honors.
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Redick has been seen by more than one hundred college coaches this summer, and as he enters his junior year he finds it comical that people still think he might leave Cave Spring for a prep school.
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[S-FFE]


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The reigning division three state champs from Brookville are in the Friday Football Extra
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preseason spotlight this morning. The Bees are once again loaded with talent this season as they get ready to do battle in the always brutal Seminole district.
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((BOBBY JOHNSON:))
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[vo nat con't] Johnson says little was said about last year's state title when the players began practice, but the postseason is once again the Bees' major goal.
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[S-Redskins]


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The Washington Redskins will open the preseason this Friday night against the same team they ended last season against - Tampa Bay. Head coach Norv Turner says that running back Stephen Davis will not play against the Bucs.
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That means that backup tailback Skip Hicks will once again get a chance to show his stuff. Hicks has shown flashes of brilliance in his two seasons with the team, and it appears that he finally understands what it will take to win over the coaches.
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

Davis's absence also will give newly acquired Adrian Murrell, the former West Virginia Mountaineer, a chance to show off a little at the tailback spot.
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[S-Casey]


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Former UVa tight end Casey Crawford also hopes to shine for the Panthers in their preseason opener with the Jags this weekend. Steve Mason has more on Crawford's wild summer.
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((Casey Crawford is definitely experiencing an NFL baptism under fire. He's fighting for a roster spot, dealing with pro football pressure, and, on top of that, Casey got married a week before training camp began. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((CASEY:))
Crawford is making solid progress at camp and has caught the eye of both pro bowl tight end Wesley Walls, quarterback Steve Beuerlein and and head coach George Seifert. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) Walls has experienced intense competition for playing time first hand in San Francisco. He sat behind Brent Jones before leaving the 49ers and has found a home and four or bowl seasons with the Panthers. He has taken Crawford under his wing. ((:)) ((:))
The Panthers first round of cuts is set for mid August. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

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The Republicans aren't the only ones holding their annual convention this week.
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The American Association for Nude Recreation is hosting its annual convention at De Anza Springs resort.
15 hundred delegates are expected to meet by the end of the week at the 525 acre desert site.
The delegates say it is fun and practical... the only thing they have to worry about is getting an even tan.
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