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A tracking dog is called in... in the search for a postal worker abducted on the job last week.
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And Delegate Chip Woodrum will seek re-election- -so what does that mean for Dick Cranwell who's now in the same district?

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, what's up with the Express. Steve Mason will join us to answer some of your questions about the franchise in limbo. Plus, George Lynch's camp wraps up in the Star City.
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[VO-NAT]

And Capriati continues to roll on the grass at Wimbledon.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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An unsettled holiday fourth with showers and thunderstorms possible. It does look rather warm though. Details just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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Police file papers indicating they've found what looks like human blood in the car found last night at the lake.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A tracking dog is called in to search the area where missing Postal Service driver Jennifer Barker may have been.


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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Missing-Woman]
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So far authorities have been careful to say only that they'd like to speak with Dewey Summerlin in connection with Barker's disappearance.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Today, they filed a warrant that says he's been charged with stalking her and names Summerlin as a suspect in her abduction.
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(( Summerlin had been renting a basement apartment at Linville on the Lake in Hardy.
Property Owner Lawrence Wolfe says Summerlin answered an ad for the apartment about three weeks ago.
It was here authorities found the car last night that Summerlin borrowed last week from his friend, Robert Wingfield.
According to the search warrant affidavit, "it appears human blood was found in the vehicle which was not present at the time Wingfield loaned the vehicle to Summerlin."
Armed with the warrant, authorities also seized Summerlin's computer, a pair of lady's underwear and a sawed- off shotgun from the house among other things.
As a convicted felon, Summerlin should not even have a legal firearm.
Wolfe says the 44-year old suspect called him LAST NIGHT. Wolfe says he asked whether Barker was all right, and that Summerlin said she was
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((HE SEEMED TO HAVE A CALM DEMEANOR ABOUT HIM. SO I ASKED HIM. HE SAID HE WOULD CALL ME. I HOPE HE DOES.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=I hope he does.]


No call yet, but Wolfe says there's no question Summerlin realizes police want to talk to him.
Summerlin had apparently planned this for some time, getting a red mini-van from Rick Woodson Honda with a 7-thousand dollar check, then returning it the next day. The warrant indicates the van was used in the alleged abduction behind the Post Office.
Jennifer Barker has been missing since Thursday morning when she showed up for work at the Post Office.))


[Virginia-Heights]


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Four young members of a Roanoke church are still in North Carolina hospitals after their van crashed Sunday.
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A spokesman from Moses Cone Hospital says that the conditions of the three patients there have not changed.
[SUPER=03-Level Cross, NC/Sunday]


Jessica Lewis and Helen Vandegrift are still in critical condition while Marella Dizdarevic remains in fair condition after doctors operated on her back. UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill says Ben Wheeler had surgery on his leg and is a little better today but he remains in serious condition.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE]
Virginia Heights Baptist Church is now accepting donations to help with medical expenses.
You can send them to Ministry Fund, care of Virginia Heights Baptist Church, 2014 Memorial Avenue Southwest, Roanoke. The zip code is 24015.
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[Woodrum]
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Chip Woodrum has served 21 years in the General Assembly, and the Roanoke Delegate hopes to return for another term.
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]


Today, Woodrum announced he will run for re-election in the 11th House District, a decision that raises questions about the plans of Vinton Delegate Dick Cranwell, a fellow Democrat who now lives in the same district. [***CAMPAIGN 2001 MB GRAPHIC***]
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Joe Dashiell is here tonight with more on Woodrum's announcement.
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After the Republican-lead redistricting placed Woodrum and Cranwell in the same district, there was some speculation that Woodrum might step aside.
But today, Woodrum said he will seek the Democratic nomination in the 11th House District, and Cranwell will not.
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((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM: THERE'S UNFINISHED WORK IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, ISSUES OF IMPORTANCE TO THE VALLEY, THIS REGION, THAT I CAN BE OF ASSISTANCE ON AND THOSE ARE REALLY MY GUIDING PRINCIPLES.))
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Woodrum has represented the Roanoke Valley in the General Assembly since 1980.
If he's re-elected, he'll reclaim some constituents in the city of Roanoke he represented early in his career, and pick up new ones in the town of Vinton.
He says he had a number of discussions with Cranwell before deciding to run again.
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((AND HE FELT IT MORE APPROPRIATE THAT I CONTINUE TO REPRESENT THE CITY DISTRICT, AND HE CHOSE NOT TO SEEK NOMINATION TO THE 11TH HOUSE DISTRICT. DICK BRINGS A LOT OF LEADERSHIP TO THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES AND I HOPE HE WILL CONTINUE.))
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[OUT Q=and I hope he will continue.]))
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Whether Cranwell will challenge Salem Delegate and House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith... or some other legislator remains unclear tonight.
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Shannon and Keith, we were unable to reach Cranwell for comment this afternoon.

[Jones]


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There's a second Republican candidate in the race for 7th House of Delegates District.
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Republican Jim Jones announced his candidacy for the post today.
Dave Nutter, Media Relations director for Virginia Tech, is also a contender. Jones says he will focus on paramedic and volunteer shortages as well as education funding. In 19-99, Jones made an unsuccessful run against incumbent Madsion Marye for a State Senate seat.
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((JIM JONES/(R) 7TH HOUSE DISTRICT CANDIDATE; KEEP THIS CAMPAIGN LOCAL KEEP IT SIMPLE THIS IS SMALLER, HALF THE SIZE DISTRICT, A LOT OF THIS DISTRICT IN THE 7TH, THAT THIS NEW DISTRICT IS THE SAME AREA I RAN IN SO I ALREADY HAVE A LOT OF SUPPORTERS OUT THERE.))
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Jones is once again answering questions about a 19-93 conviction for misdemeanor assault and battery. He maintains his innocence and says the claim is unfounded. The Republicans choose their candidate at a mass meeting on July 26-th. That person is expected to face Democrat Benny Keister.
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[Tease#1]
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After months of bad financial news, finally some good news for the Science Museum of Western Virginia.
Still ahead on News 7, Find out about the museum's new national recognition.
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For 20 years, Junie Smith's greeted folks in Buchanan from atop his trademark tractor.
Tomorrow, he'll trade it in for some new wheels, as marshal of the town's Independence Day parade.
We'll have his touching story next.
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[Junie]
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Everyone in Buchanan knows Junie Smith.
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The 66-year-old's muscular dystrophy hasn't stopped him from starting a business ... and being named the marshal for this year's Fourth of July parade.
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Marya Jones has the story of a man who rode his tractor into the history and hearts of an entire town.
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(( Junie Smith's day begins when he steps onto his tractor.
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[9:51:28 NATS] ((NATS: IGNITION.)) [RUNS:01]
A 66-year-old with muscular dystrophy, Junie can't drive a car.
So, long ago, he found another way to get around.
He and his John Deere are a familiar sight on the streets of Buchanan.
Greeting everyone with a trademark smile and wave, he's the town's one-man welcoming committee.
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((MARTY RICKMAN: (COVER) HE MEANS A WHOLE LOT TO THE TOWN. I MEAN (SHOW RICKMAN) :09 EVERY DAY YOU GET UP, YOU LOOK FOR JUNIE.)) [RUNS:05]
When he was born in 1935, doctors told Junie's family he probably wouldn't live long ... and should be placed in an institution.
But his mother said NO.
And with the love of his family and community, Junie blossomed.
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[NATS 23:25:40 - :42] ((NATS: HOOTERS GIRLS: WE LIKE MEN IN TRACTORS. ESPECIALLY US COUNTRY GIRLS.)) [RUNS:02]
Junie lives at home with his niece, Ginny.
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((GINNY LEBON: DOES EVERYTHING FOR HIMSELF PRETTY MUCH. EXCEPT TO COOK. I DO THE COOKING. )) [RUNS:06]
11 years ago, Junie bought his first John Deere... and started "Junie's Mowing Service."
Junie mows 16 lawns... and the town's carnival grounds.
Jeremy and James Mullins sometimes help out.
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((JEREMY MULLINS: HE'S NICE AND EVERYTHING ELSE. HE'S BEEN OUR FRIEND FOR A LONG TIME.)) [RUNS:06] [show hug at beginning of bite]
Mayor Rex Kelly is Junie's brother-in-law.
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((REX KELLY/MAYOR: (hugging) IT MAKES YOU WARM AT HEART BECAUSE SO MANY OF US DON'T TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WHAT WE CAN DO AND HE TAKES ADVANTAGE OF WHAT HE CAN DO AND DOES A GOOD JOB AT IT.)) [RUNS:09]
That's why the town named Junie this year's Fourth of July parade marshal.
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((MARTY RICKMAN: HE'S DONE EARNED THAT. WHAT HE'S DONE DONE FOR THE COMMUNITY. HE'S ALREADY DONE EARNED PARADE MARSHAL.)) [RUNS:04]
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[SU 23:24:50 - :58] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 20 YEARS, JUNIE WILL BE CHANGING HIS MODE OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE PARADE. HE'LL BE RIDING IN THIS CHEVY CAVALIER THAT'LL BE RAFFLED OFF LATER.)) [RUNS:08]
But he won't stay off his tractor for long...
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[NATS 23:26:32] ((NATS JUNIE SAYING "YEAH, YEAH!")) [RUNS:02]
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((REX KELLY: EVERY COMMUNITY OUGHT TO HAVE ONE LIKE HIM. (COVER WITH JUNIE) HE SURE HAS BEEN SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR BUCHANAN.)) [RUNS:06]
A man who overrode the odds on his tractor ... and won the hearts of a town. MJN7, Buchanan.))

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A fresh round of earnings warnings sent Wall Street lower in an abbreviated pre-holiday session. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 23 points.
NASDAQ fell eight.
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[Earley-Vouchers]
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Democrats say he is a man "obviously grappling" with a complex issue.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


His own spokesman denied he's changed his position.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Today, Republican Mark Earley tried to explain why he's done just that.
The topic?
Vouchers for private or religious schools.
Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls spoke with the candidate.
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((MARK EARLEY/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: YEAH, I'M NOT SO SURE I EVER HAD A STRONG POSITION ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.))
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That's Mark Earley today on the touchy issue of vouchers.
But in 1994, as a state senator, Mark Earley co-sponsored a voucher bill, that would authorize local school boards to pay private or religious tuitions for students who choose NOT to attend public schools.
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((SINCE THEN, I'VE COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT I THINK VOUCHERS ARE PROBLEMATIC, BECAUSE IT ALLOWS FOR THE POSSIBILITY, I THINK THE VERY REAL POSSIBILITY FOR GOVERNMENT INTRUSION INTO PRIVATE AND PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS.))
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Vouchers are potentially politically perilous also.
Opponents argue they'd take money from public schools that desperately need it.
Earley says he's "very interested in" a less invasive alternative: tuition tax credits.
His motivation is to find corporate or individual donors to give private school scholarships to low income children.
But would affluent parents also get the tax break?
Earley sidesteps.
Depends on how the bill's structured, he says.
Wouldn't it also take money from the state General Fund, which pays for public education?
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((SURE, I MEAN ANYTHING YOU SPEND MONEY ON IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA COMES OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND POTENTIALLY.))
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But on the issue of what Democrats call "the flip flop," and Earley describes more as an evolution of thought:
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((MARK EARLEY: YOU KNOW, I THINK WHEN YOU SERVE IN GOVERNMENT YOU LOOK AT CERTAIN THINGS, YOU TRY THEM OUT. AND SOME YOU REALIZE DON'T WORK AND YOU MOVE ON TO OTHERS THAT DO WORK AND ACCOMPLISH THE OBJECTIVE.))
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The obvious implication there is that Democrat Mark Warner has never been elected to public office, and has no public voting record.
Warner does NOT support vouchers or tuition tax credits for private schools.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[Morris]


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Charges have been dropped against a Lynchburg man who injured two officers during his arrest last March.
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Craig Jerome Morris claims police beat him during his arrest at the James Crossing apartments March 19th.
Officers were searching for drug suspects that night when they confronted Morris, who cursed them and then resisted when police tried to take him into custody.
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((CRAIG MORRIS/CLAIMS POLICE BEAT HIM: THE NEXT THING I KNOW THEY'RE BEATING ME, BEAT ME FOR ABOUT 35 MINUTES FOR NO REASON AT ALL. NEXT THING I KNOW AN OFFICER JUMPS OUT OF THE CAR, BIG OFFICER JUMPS OUT OF THE CAR AND RUNS DOWN THE HILL, HE GOT ME IN A CHOKEHOLD.))
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Commonwealth's attorney Bill Petty said the arresting officers acted in good faith, but did not have enough probable cause to detain Morris in the first place.
Morris is considering a civil suit against the city.
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[Science-Museum]


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Ten years of hard work is paying off for the Science Museum of Western Virginia which is now Nationally Accredited.
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The national recognition is welcome in light of the Museum's loss of state revenue. Because of budget cuts the Science Museum lost 750 THOUSAND dollars of state money. As a result, days and hours of operation have been cut back, along with staff. Museum officials hope accreditation will reassure the public that the museum is a safe investment.
And they say while the short term future looks bright, the museum will still need private support to stay open.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, Capriati upsets Serena in more ways than one. Steve Mason has the latest on the state of the Express.
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And George Lynch checks in at the close of his three day basketball camp and heads back to Philly.
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The sale of the Roanoke Express is coming down to a bidding game that involves a local group and an out of state group. THE EAST COAST HOCKEY LEAGUE TOLD NEWS 7 SPORTS TODAY THAT THE SALE OF THE EXPRESS HAS NOT GONE BEFORE THE 28 TEAM OWNERS, THE GOVERNING BODY THAT WOULD APROVE IT.
Steve Mason tries to put the pieces together.
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((STEVE MASON:))
The local group that wants to buy the team has three parts. Ashby Coleman, the owner of Aylett Coleman Reality would be the majority owner, Chris Pollock, the owner of Rising Star would also own a portion and a local attorney, whose name has not been revealed would own a third part. They have submitted an offer and a counter offer. Peter Gillespie, majority owner of the Augusta Lynx, and Larry Kish have also sumitted an offer. This group would most likely move the express to Fayetteville North Carolina. We spoke with Gelliespie by phone from his home in new york today.
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[back to steve on monkey bars]
((POLLOCK, SPEAKING FOR THE LOCAL GROUP TODAY, SAID KEEPING THE TEAM IN THE STAR CITY IS THEIR GOAL, IF THEY BUY THE TEAM AND THAT, THE SALE OF THE EXPRESS, IF IT IS SOLD, COULD BE DONE BY THE END OF THIS WEEK. BUT THE BAORD OF GOVERN

ORS HAS TO APPROVE IT FIRST. steve mason news 7 sports.))[S-Steam]


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The Roanoke Steam battles Florida this Saturday on the road in one of the three remaining games the team has left in the regular season.
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Thanks to an impressive 57-52 win against Augusta this past Friday night, Roanoke's playoff hopes are still alive and this team is consumed with a post season mentality.
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The Steam is 7 and 6 on the season, kick off this Saturday at Florida is set for 7:30

[S-George]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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George Lynch's three day basketball camp concluded this afternoon. Nearly 200 kids honed their skills and got a chance to rub elbows with an NBA star. George says with the exception of having too little elbow room, everything went well.
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[IN Q=YEAH IT WENT WELL...]
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[OUT Q=...A LOT ACCOMPLISHED."]
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[vo nat con't] Lynch's teammate Allen Iverson is celebrating his 26th birthday tonight in DC by closing off a block and renting out two night clubs. But, George says after this week - he's too pooped to party.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=YOU KNOW WHAT]
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[OUT Q=...my family."]
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[S-Tennis]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Williams sisters suffered through a miserable day at Wimbledon today. Venus beat Natalie Tauziat 7-5 and 6-1 to move into the semi-finals and keep alive her hope of successfully defending her title. But then she and her dad had their stomachs tied in knots watching younger sister Serena take on Jennifer Capriati.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/NBC; :00]

Actually it was Serena who has the bad stomach problems. Serena, who says she been sick all tournament had to stop in the third set and leave the court momentarily. Then she saw her one set lead evaporate as she lost to Jennifer Capriati 6-7, 7-5 and 6-3. The fourth seeded Capriati will now face Justine Henin in the semi-finals. Capriati is after her third straight Grand Slam title. (------------)