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Coming up-
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More on the mysterious case of a body found in a barrel in Philpott Lake... Tonight the woman is identified.
Republicans gain ground in Washington. We'll explain.
And she went in for stomach-ache and came out with a baby. This woman says she did not know she was pregnant.
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News 7 is next

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The discovery of a body turns a nearly 12-year old missing persons case into an unsolved murder.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening...

[Patrick-Body]


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The body was discovered in a barrel in Philpott Lake in Patrick County.
Today an autopsy confirmed that the remains are those of a missing Martinsville woman.
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Teresa Hamilton spoke with Henry County investigators tonight and joins us with the latest. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 MB GRAPHIC***]
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Jean, at this point sheriff's officials don't have too much to go on. So they are turning to the public in hopes of solving the mystery.
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(( When a dive team with the Henry County sheriff's department discovered a body in Philpott Lake yesterday--- they wer

e acting on a tip and thought it was that of a missing Nelson County man. But an autopsy performed today... revealed the body, which was found in a barrel, was actually that of Ether Adean Smith. The 38- year old Martinsville woman was reported missing nearly 12- years ago.
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((THERE WAS NO SIGNS OF STRUGGLES.....GONE THE NEXT.))
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When Smith disappeared she was employed at Tultex and also went to school at Patrick Henry Community College. Today's autopsy revealed she died from two gunshot wounds to the head.
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((We had....in our investigation.))
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Sources say Smith was last seen getting into a pickup truck with two white men.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Teresa/MB SET]

Jean, both Henry and Patrick County sheriff's departments are asking anyone with information to give them a call.

[Ford]


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Is Ford replacing Firestone tires with ones that fail more often?
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[VO-NAT 12.5]

[tire video from 8pm feed]
That seems to be the big question- after congressional investigators made the claim.
[Super=03-Washington, DC; hearing today from 14 feed]


But the head of the house committee refused to name those brands or replacement tires until there is further investigation.
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[SOT 14:21:25]
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((WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO DO ABOUT IT? JACQUES NASSER/CEO FORD: MR. CHAIRMAN WE SHOULD NOT WAIT 30 DAYS IF THE INFORMATION IS ACCURATE WE SHOULD WAIT 30 MINUTE... IF YOU HAVE IT.))
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[out Q=if you have it.]
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[VO-NAT]

[:13 PLUS PAD] [Workers rally today]
Showing their confidence in the SUV.. about one thousand United Auto Workers drove their Ford Explorers to the nation's capital.
Ford says it will replace all 13 million Firestone Wilderness AT's still on its vehicles.
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[Special-Election]


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The Republican Party's control over the House of Representatives is a little tighter tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
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That's because Republican Randy Forbes won today's special election in Virginia's Fourth Congressional District.

Forbes took 52 percent of the votes,
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Democrat Louise Lucas lagged behind with 48 percent in the Petersburg-Area district.
The state senator succeeds Norman Sisisky, a Democrat who died in March.
Some political analysts say the race will be viewed as an early referendum on the Bush administration and as a bellwether for next year's midterm elections.

[Road-Rage]


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It was a shocking case of road rage... a man grabs a dog out of car and throws it into oncoming traffic.
Today it took a California jury less than an hour to convict the man of killing the dog.
As Chris Lawrence reports, that man could be going to jail for years.
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((Andrew Burnett gave a slight smile to his family ..but never said a word as a jury convicted him of animal cruelty. Now he could face up to three years in jail. SARA: I have no sympathy for him. Sara McBurnett owned Leo, and says Burnett deserves to go to jail. But Burnett's lawyer and friends say he didn't mean to kill the dog: that he just reacted after the dog bit him on the hand. JACKIE FIGGINS/BURNETTS FIANCEE: Andrew is a very loving, a very sweet young man who'd do anything for anyone. FIGGINS: He's never shown any kind of anger to me, or my son, or his animals that I've been around him with. SARA: I think she's a very delusional woman. Last year McBurnett was driving to the San Jose airport with her dog Leo in the car. When she rear-ended Burnett's SUV, witnesses say he walked to her car and started screaming at her. Then Burnett reached in, grabbed Leo off her lap and threw him into traffic where cars ran him over. CHRIS LAWRENCE/CBS NEWS: Leo's death received worldwide attention, created a hundred-thousand dollar reward fund, and sparked calls for tougher animal cruelty laws. SARA MCBURNETT/LEOS OWNER: He had no sympathy for me or for Leo. What he did was cruel and unjust and uncalled for. After Leo died, his owner had him cremated ..and spread his ashes along the shore of Lake Tahoe. Next month shell testify again when Burnett is sentenced. Chris Lawrence CBS News Los Angeles.))

[Haynes]


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Christopher Haynes was charged with first degree murder in February.
But with his trial approaching, Haynes' attorney wants to know if prosecutors plan to seek an indictment for capital murder.
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Haynes is accused of killing 20-year old Tina Foster.
The Hooters waitress disappeared in late January, and her body was later found in her car outside a Roanoke motel.
Haynes' attorney says prosecutors have considered a direct indictment for attempted rape and capital murder, and Wayne Inge (Inj) says his client needs to know how prosecutors will proceed.
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((WAYNE INGE/HAYNES' ATTORNEY: I WOULD JUST LIKE TO KNOW PRECISELY WHAT I HAVE TO DEFEND. IF THE COMMONWEALTH WANTS TO LEAVE IT RIGHT HERE THAT'S FINE. IF THEY WANT TO ELEVATE IT, I DON'T LIKE THAT. I'M SURE MY CLIENT DOESN'T LIKE THAT, BUT THAT SOLVES THE PROBLEM AS WELL.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Chief Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Betty Jo Anthony says prosecutors won't decide on any additional charges until they've evaluated all of the evidence in the case, including lab tests that are still incomplete.
A judge has agreed to hear arguments on the issue next week.


[Garza]


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Texas Drug kingpin... and murderer Juan Raul Garza was put to death today-
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It is the second FEDERAL execution in little more than a week.
Garza was convicted in 1993 of shooting a man five times and ordering the murder of two others.
Before being put to death, Garza... unlike McVeigh... offered an apology for his crimes.
A media witness attending the execution read his last statement.
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((KAREN HENSEL/MEDIA WITNESS: HE SAID I WANT TO SAY I'M SORRY .. I APOLOGIZE FOR ALL OF THE PAIN AND GRIEF THAT I CAUSED. I ASK FOR YOUR FORGIVENESS AND GOD BLESS.))
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It was June Eleventh that Timothy McVeigh was executed.
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[Chile-DeathPenalty]


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Meanwhile a nation once known for its use of the death penalty has decided to abolish it.
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Chile's decision got a thumbs up from Rome, Italy- actually projected onto Rome's Colosseum along with golden light.
The landmark arena was once a centerpiece for killing.
It became an international symbol of opposition to the death penalty last year.
Every time someone in the world is spared execution- or a nation votes to abolish it... the white lights in the Colosseum are switched to Gold.
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Mark Warner may have gotten an early start in the governors race, but the latest News 7 poll shows he has a fight on his hands.
We'll have the numbers when News 7 returns.
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And a woman says she had no idea she was pregnant.. until she got to the hospital and gave birth.
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((I STARTED GETTING THIS PAIN. I THOUGHT IT' S NO BIG DEAL.))
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But it was... the big deal.. turned out to be a baby.
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office with an update on the Roanoke Steam as the team worked out at Civic Center tonight. Plus, former Salem Buccaneer Tim Wakefield goes for a no-hitter in Tampa. Ripken says no-no to another season. Tech is making a splash at the Horse Show, and we'll check in on new approach to golf camp tonight on the Big 7.))

[Surprise-Baby]


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[need supers na130. not in yet]
This next story is one of those it's hard to believe it really happened tales.
A South Dakota woman woman raced to the emergency room- for what she thought was appendicitis... turns out she was having a baby.
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This is Larissa.
She said she was having severe stomach cramps.. and when she got to the hospital doctors told her she was about to give birth.
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((THEY STARTED CHECKING THEY SAID YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A BABY.. I SAID WHAT!))
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Larissa gave birth to seven pound.. seven ounce.. Carl Anthony.
She says she never felt the baby move and did not have morning sickness.
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((IN SOME CASES I THINK THE CIRCUMSTANCES.... I GAINED A LITTLE WEIGHT. I THOUGHT IT'S THE WINTER.. I'VE BEEN LAZY.))


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[vo-nat :12]
To top it off, Larissa says she was on birth control... and she says her monthly cycle was normal.
Doctors say her height and the baby's position may have helped disguise her pregnancy.
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[Earley]


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Education is shaping up to be one of the battles in this year's gubernatorial campaign.
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Republican candidate Mark Earley announced today his agenda for improving public education in Virginia.
Earley wants to reduce class sizes, provide more mentors and raise teachers' salaries.
Democrats point out that Earley supported Governor Gilmore's budget that did "not" fund teacher pay raises.
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((MARK EARLEY/(R) CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: IT'S INTERESTING I'M THE ONLY CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR WHO WENT TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND WHO HAS KIDS ACTUALLY GO TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF VIRGINIA, SO YOU KNOW, I THINK A LOT OF THEIR COMMENTS ARE JUST POLITICAL STUFF YOU EXPECT. BUT WE'RE GOING TO PUT KIDS FIRST AND WE'RE GOING TO MAKE SURE WE'VE GOT THE BEST EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IN THE COUNTRY.))
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Warner's campaign says he also attended public schools while growing up in Indiana and Connecticut.
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[Mason-Dixon]


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Meanwhile, Bluegrass music and plenty of T-V time may be working for the self-proclaimed "hero of the hills."
High tech multi-millionaire Mark Warner's doing okay in the most rural parts of a Republican-leaning state.
Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls reports on the race for governor.
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((HERE COMES MARK WARNER, THE HERO OF THE HILLS.)) [RUNS:04]
After a month of heavy T-V face time, and in the week after voters around the state picked him two urban running mates, Democratic candidate Mark Warner is still up.
In our latest NEWS 7/Mason-Dixon poll, Warner leads Republican Mark Earley by five percentage points, 45-40, in a poll with a margin of error of plus or minus four points.
But Mark Earley has gained ground since our last poll in March, when Warner had a seven point lead, and it was a 44-37 contest.
Since March, of course, Earley's won his party's nomination in a June 2nd convention, stepped down from the Attorney General's office, and hit the fundraising trail to try to erase a huge cash disadvantage.
The Warner ads have clearly paid off in name recognition.
95 percent in our poll recognize the Democratic entrepreneur.
87 percent recognize Republican Earley, even though he's held statewide office for three years.
But its the regional results that best show what Mark Warner's strategy is and has to be to win.
He is strong in his home base of northern Virginia, with a 50-35 showing over Earley.
He is almost equally strong in Roanoke and Southwest, with a 49- 36 advantage.
And even on Earley's home turf of Hampton Roads, Mark Warner has a 46 to 40 percent edge.
Not surprisingly, Mark Earley wins in Lynchburg and Southside, where he polls 43 percent support to Warner's 38 percent.
Earley also takes the Shenandoah Valley and Piedmont regions with 47 percent to Warner's 40 percent.
But for comparison, Republican George Allen won those regions by about 20 and 25 percentage points in last fall's poll.
They have lately been bigtime Republican country.
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(( VOTE IN THIS ELECTION TO KEEP OUR CHILDREN HOME.)) [RUNS:04]
So expect more rural flavor from the Democrat who wants to keep those margins close.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[Comair-Vote]


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Unionized pilots at Comair are voting on a new contract.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hebron, KY]


Pilots based at Comair headquarters in Northern Kentucky began voting this afternoon.
Pilots based at Comair's other hub in Orlando begin voting tomorrow.
The 86-day strike that's crippled the regional airline could be over by Friday if pilots ratify the tentative deal.
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It could be days before firfighters get a handle on a forest fire in Rockbridge County.
Details on that are still ahead
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And they're picking up the pieces after mother nature sends a tornado screaming through the town of Siren, Wisconsin.
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[COMMERCIAL #2]



[Tobacco]


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Virginia's paying close to 30 million dollars for a three year ad campaign aimed at keeping teens from smoking.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But the Richmond agency awarded the contract today by the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation is best known for plugging a locally brewed beer.
The money for the campaign comes from ten percent of the state's share of the Master Settlement Agreement with tobacco companies.
That's the portion Governor Jim Gilmore chose to set aside for health concerns.
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((SEN. EMMETT HANGER/R-AUGUSTA CO.: I THINK OUR TARGET AUDIENCE IS GOING TO BE A LITTLE YOUNGER THAN YOU MIGHT EXPECT -- MAYBE THE TWEENS, THOSE THAT ARE JUST APPROACHING THE MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARS WHERE'S THERE'S A LOT OF PRESSURE TO TRY THESE NEW THINGS. AND WHERE THE 9, 10, 11, 12 YEAR OLDS ARE BASICALLY FORMING HABITS UNFORTUNATELY AT THAT TIME WHICH CAN BECOME ADDICTIVE.))
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The anti-smoking campaign is expected to hit media statewide in December or January.

[Lost-Fire]


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Lightning has set fire to about 300 acres of forest in Rockbridge County.
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The blaze was found late Sunday night in a remote location near Adams Peak.
The flames are in extremely treacherous terrain.
50-firefighters are working to put the fire out, but they must walk nearly two hours to get to the blaze.
Recreation areas including the Appalachian Trail and Blue Ridge Parkway are not affected by the fire.
Officials say containing the fire depends on the weather, but it could take anywhere from two to seven days.
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[WI-Tornado]


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It is called Siren Wisconsin, but the "tornado warning siren" never went off- last night.
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A twister with 200 miles an hour winds swept through town killing three people.
Almost every business on main street was demolished.
More than one hundred homes destroyed and the landscape leveled for nearly 30 miles.
Little warning for residents here.. because last night the siren of SIREN was silent- it was struck by lighting in April.. and scheduled for repairs next week.
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[S-Extra]


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A former Salem Buccaneer goes for a no-hitter in the big leagues tonight. Cal Ripken talks about retirement. We'll check in with the Steam and gets into the swing of things with some young local golfers.
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[VO-NAT]

But first in tonight's Extra Point - the Shaq Daddy and Kobe grace the cover of this week's Sorts Illustrated that hits newsstands tomorrow. You may see the same cover next year at this time. The two Lakers are under contract through at least 2003. Now tonight's ballpark figures.
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The Boston Red Sox were in Tampa last night taking on the lowly Devil Rays. And while most expected the Sox to win no one figured knuckleballer Tim Wakefield would be heading to the 8th inning with a no-hitter.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL/NESN-MLB; :00]

But Wakefield was rolling in the 8th on the way to first big league no-hitter. He retired 16 straight batters, but then he needed some help from his friends. With 2 outs in the 8th, Troy O'Leary comes on strong from left field and makes the tremendous diving catch to end the inning and keep Wakefield's no-no alive. He also good run support at the plate as former Lynchburg RedSox star Trot Nixon hit two solo homers including this one in the 9th. That turned out to be a big run because Randy Wynn would ruin the no-hitter in the bottom of the ninth with this single and ignite a 4 run Tampa Bay rally.
[super=35-Boston/5/Tampa Bay/4;]

Wakefield gets the win, but he's forced to leave the game as the Sox just do hang on for the 5-to-4 win.
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[S-Ripken]


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Cal Ripken Junior's career began in Bluefield back in 1978. He made his splash in the big leagues in August of 1981 and as they say - the rest is history. Yesterday baseball's Iron Man announced that he too will be history at the end of the season. Ripken will retire at the end of the year at the age of 41. He says he's more than ready to become a real family man.
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[OUT Q=...AS A ROOKIE."]
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[vo nat con't] Ripken is a two time Most Valuable player and a bona fide member of the 3000 hit and 400 homer clubs. Bet the house that his streak of 2632 consecutive games from 1982 thorough 1998 will never be duplicated.
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[S-Steam]


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The Steam is headed into the "Snake Pit" this weekend.
Roanoke is six and five after last Friday's 40 to 37 win over Greensboro.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


But the Steam won't be in the friendly confines of the Roanoke Civic Center when they face the 10 and one Tennessee Valley Vipers.
The Vipers are on top of the South Central Division and have the Arena two league's second rated quarterback and one of the league's top receivers.
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[VO-NAT]


The tough Tennessee Valley team stands in the way of the Steam's playoff aspirations.
Coach Steven Jerry says if his team can win its final five games, a trip to the playoffs is likely.
Roanoke's next home game is Friday, June 29th.
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[S-VTShow]


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A Virginia Tech student is using what he learns in vet school to improve his performance at the Roanoke Valley Horse Show Joe Amory is a rising sophomore.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]


He wants to specialize in equine surgery after he graduates from vet school.
Joe says riding gives him a break from his rigorous academic life, but what he learns in the classroom also helps him in the ring.
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The equestrian club is part of the Animal Science Department.
It survives off the generosity of private donations.
And it has a long history at Virginia Tech.
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[Anchor=Mike]
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The Roanoke Valley Horse Show continues through Saturday night at the Salem Civic Center Fair Grounds.

[S-Golf]


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Tiger Woods ignited an explosion in golf's popularity, but the challenge is to keep the fire burning in young kids.
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Yesterday, the summer long Ashley Plantation junior golf program began. It's open to kids eight to 17 years of age. Unlike most camps that are a week long this program is one day a week spread out over an eight week period.
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Each age group has 10 golfers and the cost 8 weeks of lessons is 110 dollars, a good bargain considering what these young players seem to be learning.
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Some breaking news tonight involving a police chase.
State Police were chasing a motorcycle on Route 116 in Roanoke County when the trooper lost control, sideswiped a pickup truck and crashed.
No word on injuries. We'll have more on News 7 Mornin.