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Glass and clothing are scattered at the scene of a Greyhound bus crash in Nevada.
All 38 people on board were taken to area hospitals for treatment.
The story, coming up.
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And medical history is made today--
A Kentucky patient becomes the first person to receive a self- contained mechanical heart.
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The clouds are hanging tuff...but the sun will shine...I'll have your holiday forecast.....
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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All that and more ahead on News 7 at noon.

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A Greyhound bus on a cross- country trip overturns in Nevada, leaving at least six people critically injured.


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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom
38 people were said to be on board.
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The bus plummeted 30- feet down an embankment after it crashed through a guardrail.
It had overturned and landed on its side.
It happened 50 miles north of Las Vegas early this morning.
A Greyhound spokesperson says the bus driver is one of six people with life- threatening injuries.
Officials say the bus was on a trip from New York to Los Angeles.
No word yet on what caused the accident.
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Hundreds gathered inside a Roanoke church last night to pray for those injured in a van accident this weekend. Nearly a dozen members of the Virginia Heights Baptist church were injured when the church van flipped. Teresa Hamilton has more.
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(( The sound of music and prayer filled Virginia Heights Baptist church in Roanoke... as members of the congregation and complete strangers joined together to pray for the injured.
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(( REV. NELSON HARRIS/VIRGINIA HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH: I WANT TO SAY TO OUR YOUTH THAT WE LOVE YOU AND WE CARE FOR YOU AND WE'RE HERE FOR YOU AND WE PRAISE GOD FOR YOU.))
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[OUT Q= GOD FOR YOU.]

About a dozen church members were injured Sunday afternoon when a blown tire caused their church van to flip several times on Route 220 near Greensboro. The group, made up of mostly teenagers, was on its way home from Myrtle beach.
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((NELSON HARRIS: RIGHT NOW, THANK GOD THAT A VAN THAT FLIPPED WITH 14 PEOPLE HAS NO FATALITIES AND THAT TEN OF THOSE CAN BE HERE TONIGHT.))
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[OUT Q= here tonight.]

The other four young people remain hospitalized in North Carolina.
At least two middle schoolers--- Jessica Lewis and Helen Vandegrift are in critical condition.
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((NELSON HARRIS: GOD I CONFESS TO YOU PRAYER IS A MYSTERY TO ME BUT I KNOW THAT IT WORKS.))
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[OUT Q= THAT IT WORKS.]

[TAKE STAND UP] In his closing remarks, Reverend Harris reminded the congregation that at least ten miracles had already occurred. And, to continue praying for four more. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))
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The other two teenagers who remain hospitalized have undergone surgery. Ben Wheeler underwent surgery on his leg and is in critical condition. Yesterday, (Marella Diz-DARA-vic) Micrela Dizdarevic had surgery on her back and is in serious condition.


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Members of Roanoke's city council also prayed for the accident victims - and brought to light concerns about the safety of the city's own vehicles.
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Council approved plans to lease a 15- passenger van yesterday, but not before members raised concerns about safety.
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((ALVIN HUDSON/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL; AND I HAVE CONCERNS NOW THAT WE'RE LEASING ONE THAT MAYBE THIS IS NOT THE TYPE OF VEHICLE THAT WE SHOULD BE LEASING.))
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[OUT Q=that we should be leasing.]
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The city currently has one active 15- passenger van, and one 16- passenger van.
In the future, officials say they will consider whether larger vehicles would better serve the city's needs.

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A hospital patient in Louisville, Kentucky has become the first person to have a self- contained mechanical heart implanted into his body.
Surgeons implanted the grapefruit- size device in the patient's chest.
The electric-powered pump is designed to fit with no wires or tubes sticking through the skin.
In a statement, the hospital says the patient is resting comfortably. Other than that, it's not revealing any details about the patient, not even the gender.
Experts hope the experimental device will bring new hope to patients with failing hearts.

[GE-Honeywell]


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For the first time ever, the European Union has thrown a wrench into the merger plans of two U-S companies.
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It's blocked General Electric's proposed 41- BILLION- dollar purchase of Honeywell International.
There's been concern the huge merger would create an unfair market position in the jetliner industry.
Now that the merger's off, Honeywell's board of directors is reportedly prepared to oust its chairman and chief executive officer, Michael (bahn-seen-YOUR-ee) Bonsignore.
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The mayor of a Pennsylvania city will have to face trial for murder. We'll have the details after the break,
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and the case of a missing Washington intern takes an unusual twist. Another woman says she had an affair with Congressman Gary Condit.
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There are now allegations of a romantic affair between California Congressman Gary Condit and a flight attendant.

It's a noteworthy development, because of Condit's connection to missing Washington D-C intern Chandra Levy.
Aleen Sirgany has more from Washington.
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(LOCATOR: WASHINGTON, DC)


THE LATEST ALLEGATION RAISES MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW TRUTHFUL CONGRESSMAN GARY CONDIT HAS BEEN. THIS WOMAN, ANNE MARIE SMITH, SAYS SHE BROKE OFF A YEAR-LONG AFFAIR WITH CONDIT AFTER THE DISAPPEARNCE OF CHANDRA LEVY AND THAT CONDIT TOLD HER NOT TO SAY A THING ABOUT IT. IN FACT, THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT SAYS CONDITS ATTORNEY EVEN SENT OVER THIS AFFIDAVIT SAYING I DO NOT AND HAVE NOT HAD A ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP WITH CONGRESSMAN CONDIT.

(SOT)ANNE MARIE SMITH/COURTESY FOX NEWS CHANNEL SPECIAL REPORT

I personally could have never signed it or would have never signed it and he was urging me to sign it and he you dont want anything. This could be personally embarrassing for both of us.
SMITH SAYS SHE SPOKE WITH CONDIT BY PHONE AND TOLD HIM SHE HAD BEEN CONTACTED BY THE FBI. SHE SAYS THE CONGRESSMAN TOLD HER NOT TO TELL THE FBI ANYTHING, NOT TO DO ANY MEDIA INTERVIEWS AND TO SIGN THE DOCUMENT. CONDIT HAS NOT COMMENTED ON HER ALLEGATIONS.
EVER SINCE CHANDRA LEVY DISAPPEARED APRIL 30TH, THERE HAVE BEEN QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT, IF ANYTHING, CONDIT MIGHT KNOW ABOUT HER. HE HAS SAID HE WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF LEVYS BUT HAS DENIED A HAVING ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP WITH THE INTERN. HER PARENTS DON'T BUY THAT AND SAY THE CONGRESSMAN WAS INTIMATE WITH THEIR DAUGHTER.

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POLICE HAVE INTERVIEWED CONDIT TWICE, AND SAY THEY HOPE TO SPEAK WITH THE CONGRESSMANS WIFE. IN THE MEANTIME, POLICE ARENT SPEAKING WITH THE MEDIA AND SAY THEYLL ONLY TALK IF THERE IS A NEW DEVELOPMENT. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.
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A Pennsylvania mayor faces a murder trial for an incident that happened more than 30 years ago.
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York Mayor Charlie Robertson is going to trial, along with five other white men in the murder of Lillie Belle Allen.
The black woman was gunned down during a 19-69 race riot.
Robertson was a York police officer at the time of the shooting.
Prosecutors say he handed out bullets, and told whites to kill blacks.
Today a judge decided there's enough evidence for a murder trial.
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The trial for the man considered a war criminal could last for two years.
Slobodan Milosevic sat before a war crimes tribunal in the Netherlands today, and refused to cooperate at his arraignment.
Jennifer Miller reports.
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(LOCATOR: THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS)


Flanked by security guards and wearing a stearn scowl, former Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milosevic sat alone before the United Nations Tribunal.
So alone, this former law student chose to represent himself.

(SOT, SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC, ACCUSED WAR CRIMINAL, "I consider this

tribunal a fake tribunal." "I have no need to appoint counsel to illegal organ.")
Milosevic, is the first former head of state to stand trial for alleged crimes commited during his rule.
The US and its allies accuse him of launching decade long wars throughout the Balkans.
He now faces four charges: three involving crimes against humanity, the fourth ...murder ... is a crime against the laws and customs of war.

(SOT, RICHARD MAY, CHIEF JUDGE, WAR TRIBUNAL, "You have the right to

have the indictment read out now in court before you plead to it. Now, do you want to have the indictment read out or not?"
"That's your problem."
Speaking in English, Milosevic was defiant and uncooperative.
He argued he was only trying to save his country from Western dominiation ... but was repeatedly interupted by an increasingly frustrated Chief Judge.

(SOT, RICHARD MAY, CHIEF JUDGE, WAR TRIBUNAL, "Mr. Milosevic, Mr.

Milosevic this is not the time for speeches. As I have said, you will have a full opportunity in due course to defend yourself.")
But how he will do that remains to be seen.
During his 13-year reign he gained a reputation for keeping his opponents off guard. He's not likely to change now.
Jennifer Milller, CBS News, New York.

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We now have that story on Lynchburg's Amazement Square Children's Museum. As Steve Smallshaw explains directors are preparing to expand.
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(( More than a century ago, the railroad helped make this area Lynchburg's version of Grand Central Station.
Today it's little more than a weed-choked alley, that dead-ends at a cement block wall behind Amazement Square.
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But behind the wall is a 140- year- old railroad tunnel, which hasn't seen the light of day in thirty years.
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((I'M VERY ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THIS, I THINK THIS IS A GREAT FIND..))
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Museum director Mort Sajadian wants the city to let him re-open the tunnel and turn it into the museum's newest exhibit.. where young and old can learn more about the city's rich railway history.
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((MORT SAJADIAN/AMAZEMENT SQUARE DIRECTOR: AND IT'S VERY UNIQUE TO HAVE A TRAIN TUNNEL SO CLOSE TO AN EDIFICE, TO A BUILDING LIKE OURS SO IT ALMOST CALLS FOR THAT KIND OF NEED.))
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((TOM LEDFORD/LYNCHBURG MUSEUM DIRECTOR: WE REALLY ARE VERY LUCKY TO HAVE WHAT AMOUNTS TO ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF RAILWAY HISTORY STILL INTACT, STILL THERE FOR PEOPLE TO BECOME CURIOUS ABOUT.))
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[OUT Q=become curious about.]

[Standup ] ((For now, at least, there will be no light at the end of this tunnel. The other opening was right about here, almost in the middle of the intersection of Ninth and Jefferson Streets.. tearing up the pavement and rerouting traffic is not currently in the city's plans. But officials are excited visitors will soon have another reason to come downtown.))
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[OUT Q=to come downtown.]
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((RACHEL FLYNN/LYNCHBURG CITY PLANNER: WHAT'S SO NEAT ABOUT OUR DOWNTOWN IS JUST THAT THERE ARE LAYERS AND LAYERS OF HISTORY AND WHAT WE'RE DOING NOW IS STARTING TO PEEL BACK ALL THOSE LAYERS AND FIND OUT WHAT'S UNDERNEATH.))
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So far, they like what they've seen.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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Coming up next, we'll see if Leo can give us the forecast we want for Independence Day,
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Also the public is getting it's first upclose look at the submarine used by the Confederates during the Civil War.
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We now have that story on Lynchburg's Amazement Square Children's Museum. As Steve Smallshaw explains directors are preparing to expand.
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(( More than a century ago, the railroad helped make this area Lynchburg's version of Grand Central Station.
Today it's little more than a weed-choked alley, that dead-ends at a cement block wall behind Amazement Square.
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But behind the wall is a 140- year- old railroad tunnel, which hasn't seen the light of day in thirty years.
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((I'M VERY ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THIS, I THINK THIS IS A GREAT FIND..))
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Museum director Mort Sajadian wants the city to let him re-open the tunnel and turn it into the museum's newest exhibit.. where young and old can learn more about the city's rich railway history.
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((MORT SAJADIAN/AMAZEMENT SQUARE DIRECTOR: AND IT'S VERY UNIQUE TO HAVE A TRAIN TUNNEL SO CLOSE TO AN EDIFICE, TO A BUILDING LIKE OURS SO IT ALMOST CALLS FOR THAT KIND OF NEED.))
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((TOM LEDFORD/LYNCHBURG MUSEUM DIRECTOR: WE REALLY ARE VERY LUCKY TO HAVE WHAT AMOUNTS TO ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF RAILWAY HISTORY STILL INTACT, STILL THERE FOR PEOPLE TO BECOME CURIOUS ABOUT.))
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[OUT Q=become curious about.]

[Standup ] ((For now, at least, there will be no light at the end of this tunnel. The other opening was right about here, almost in the middle of the intersection of Ninth and Jefferson Streets.. tearing up the pavement and rerouting traffic is not currently in the city's plans. But officials are excited visitors will soon have another reason to come downtown.))
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[OUT Q=to come downtown.]
[SOT 15:12:20 #3]

((RACHEL FLYNN/LYNCHBURG CITY PLANNER: WHAT'S SO NEAT ABOUT OUR DOWNTOWN IS JUST THAT THERE ARE LAYERS AND LAYERS OF HISTORY AND WHAT WE'RE DOING NOW IS STARTING TO PEEL BACK ALL THOSE LAYERS AND FIND OUT WHAT'S UNDERNEATH.))
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[OUT Q=what's underneath.]


So far, they like what they've seen.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

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Scientists in South Carolina are slowly unveiling the secrets of the Hunley.
That's the recently- recovered Confederate submarine that was the first ever to sink an enemy ship during war.
Mark Strassmann has a look inside the submarine.
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((

(pan along outside of Hunley, then inside of sub)



Under all its barnacled intrigue, the Hunley, a Civil War time-capsule, slowly reveals itself.

After months of excavation, this is the first public glimpse INSIDE the Confederate submarine since it sank in 1864, its lost crew entombed inside.

((SOT)) (Maria Jacobsen - Senior Archeologist)


"INDIVIDUAL CREW MEMBERS APPEAR TO HAVE COLLAPSED MORE OR LESS WHERE THEY APPARENTLY SAT." At their posts?" "MORE OR LESS AT THEIR POSTS."

Now clearly visible, the Hunley's inner-workings ...the hand-crank that propelled it... and under this cloth, the bench where eight crewmen sat.

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Paul working, something

Removing their bones, excavators felt connected with the Hunley's crew.

((SOT)) ((Paul Mardikian - Senior Conservator)) ((2, TC 02:24:50))



"AND STEP BY STEP YOU GET TO MEET THOSE REMAINS, SO THIS IS SOMETHING YOU CANNOT PUT ASIDE. THIS IS SOMETHING YOU DO WITH YOUR HEART."

(Paul working, "Hunley Conservation project" tape)

Excavators recovered personal items, too.

A medallion.

The comb of a crewman.

A fragile felt hat.

NAT SOT "Hunley Conservation Project,"


"IT'S AMAZING THAT IT EVER SURVIVED."
((STANDUP))
"EASILY THE MOST ROMANTIC PRIZE FOUND INSIDE THE HUNLEY WAS FOUND RIGHT ABOUT HERE. A GOLD COIN, A PART OF CONFEDERATE LEGEND, THAT ONCE WAS A LIFESAVER FOR THE HUNLEY'S CAPTAIN." (:12)

George Dixon always carried the coin, a gift from Queenie Bennett, his sweetheart.

At the battle of Shiloh, the coin, in Dixon's pocket, had stopped a Union bullet.

((SOT/// Maria)


"THE STORY WAS JUST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE."

NAT SOT


crew working

One night, removing Dixon's bones, Jacobsen felt something small, round, and metal. Her hand started to shake.

(still shot of Jacobsen and coin)

(SOT///) (B-roll w still shot)


"MY GOD THIS IS THE FAMED COIN."

((SOT//))


"I JUST REMEMBER SAYING LOOK IF YOU WERE HOLDING THIS AND IT REALLY HIT YOU WHAT YOU WERE HOLDING, I THINK YOUR HANDS WOULD BE SHAKING, TOO." (:07)

(b-roll of gold coin on "Hunley Conservation Project" tape;

Too good to be true then got better.

Enscribed on the twenty-dollar gold piece...

"Shiloh, April 6th, 1862."

"My life preserver."

And "G.E.D.," Dixon's initials.

(tourists)

The Hunley's mystique now woos the curious.

At its conservation tank, the sub sits again underwater until September, when excavation resumes.

Like the sub itself, more of its treasures may resurface.

Mark Strassmann CBS News, Charleston, South Carolina. )) ))[Weather] [NOON WEATHER] [07/03/2001] [TWO SHOT]
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 24 points.
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Nasdaq has lost three points.


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Still to come on News 7 - Hockey still has a shot at staying in the Star City -
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But there is a chance that the Express will be chugging south. We'll have the latest on the sale of Roanoke's E-C-H-L team after the break.
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The bids are in and negotiations are underway for the future of the Roanoke Express. The current owners currently have legitimate offers to buy the team from two groups. One is local, one is not. If New York's Peter Gillespie gets the team, you'll have to drive to the Cumberland County Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina to see the team play.
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[IN Q="as of friday]
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[OUT Q=.......offers that they do have"]
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The current owners have not only reviewed the offers, but they've shot back counter- proposals.
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[IN Q="the owners]
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[OUT Q=......keep hockey in Roanoke"]
[talent=Kimberly]
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News 7 sports learned that the Gillespie Group had until this morning to reply to the latest counter offer from Express management.
Also, last night it was officially decided that the Fayetteville Force of the Central hockey league is NOT coming back to the Cumberland Civic Center-- opening another possible crack for an Express move.

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Pete Sampras has his first Wimbledon loss in five years -
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[SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/NBC; :00]

The four-time defending champ came into yesterday's match with Switzerland's Roger Federer, having won 31 straight matches in this tournament. Federer took a two- set to one lead over Sampras.
Although he lost the fourth set 7-6, he came right back and won the match, taking the final set 7-5. It's just Sampras's second loss at Wimbledon since 1992.
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[OUT Q=...game out there."]
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A Virginia man is the big winner in the Big Game.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]

On Saturday, Dana Martz of Broadway in Rockingham County won the nine million dollar jackpot.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I WENT BACK]

((DANA MARTZ/BIG GAME WINNER: I WENT BACK AND CHECKED MY TICKET. I HAD FIVE'S ON BOTH ENDS AND STARTED CHECKING THE MIDDLE AND KEPT HAVING THEM AND DOUBLE CHECKED AND TRIPLE CHECKED AND WENT BACK AND CHECKED AGAIN AND STILL COULDN'T HARDLY BELIEVE IT.))
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[OUT Q=COULDN'T HARDLY BELIEVE IT.]
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Martz is sharing his winnings with his sister and her husband. And, he says he's already turned in his resignation at work. Before winning the lottery-- Martz used to catch turkeys for a business in West Virginia.
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