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Coming up on News 7 -
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An American spy plane that crashed in China is finally home. We'll tell you what's in store for the 80-million dollar aircraft. Plus, changes are in store for Virginia's November ballot. We'll show you who's in, who's out and who's unopposed.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


One of the teenagers injured in a church van accident in North Carolina last weekend apparently won't recover.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon ]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening... I'm Shannon Young.
Jean Jadhon is off tonight.

[Virginia-Heights]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC09:40]
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Family members of Jessica Lewis told her minister today that the young woman had died and they were making arrangments for her to become an organ donor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Asheboro Co., NC/Sunday;]


She was one of four teens seriously hurt when a Virginia Heights Baptist Church van overturned several times on U-S 220 south of Greensboro.
Lewis had been in critical condition ever since, and Reverend Nelson Harris says he got the news late this afternoon.
Three other teenagers are still in North Carolina hospitals.
They were returning from Myrtle Beach to Roanoke, as part of a youth activity sponsored by her Church.
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[Cranwell]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC59:17]
[GRAPHIC=Cranwell Stepping Down]


Dick Cranwell has represented southwest Virginia in the General Assembly for almost 30 years, but he will not seek another term in November.
Today in Vinton, the House Minority Leader told supporters it's time to move on.
Joe Dashiell has more on Cranwell's announcement and the reaction of his supporters.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Three decades]
[SUPER=403-Vinton; :00]
[SUPER=401-Del. Dick Cranwell/(D) Vinton; :10]
[SUPER=401-Dave Saunders/Cranwell Supporter; 1:17]
[SUPER=420-Joe Dashiell/jdashiell*wdbj7.com; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Vinton]

((Three decades after Dick Cranwell began his first bid for a seat in the House of Delegates... the Vinton Democrat announced he will not return in January.
[SOT 01:14:47]
[IN Q=And as much as I enjoy]

((AND AS MUCH AS I ENJOY PUBLIC SERVICE AS AN ELECTED MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, IT'S TIME FOR ME TO MOVE ON AND LOOK FOR OTHER WAYS TO SERVE FOLKS.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=other ways to serve folks.]


First elected in November 1971, Cranwell quickly staked his claim as one of the legislature's most effective politicians.... He added majority leader to his political resume before Republicans gained control of the House.
But in the wake of redistricting, in which he was placed in the same district as Roanoke Delegate and fellow Democrat Chip Woodrum, Cranwell faced a difficult decision.
It was after he returned from a family vacation last week, that Cranwell says the choice was clear.
[SOT 01:19:59]
[IN Q=Home is more important to me]

((HOME IS MORE IMPORTANT TO ME THAN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES. NOW THAT MAY SOUND TRITE TO YOU, BUT IT REALLY IS. I WOULD NOT WANT TO BE A SUITCASE FATHER. ANDI WON'T BE.))
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[OUT Q=and I won't be.]


Cranwell says the loss of seasoned lawmakers including Barnie Day, and Tom Jackson will have an impact on southwest Virginia.
Cranwell's supporters agree.
[SOT 01:36:46]
[IN Q=The grin you see]

((DAVE SAUNDERS/CRANWELL SUPPORTER: THE GRIN YOU SEE ON THE FACE OF VANCE WILKINS AND MORGAN GRIFFITH TODAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU AT THE EXPENSE OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.))
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[OUT Q=at the expense of southwest Virginia.]


The Vinton Delegate says he will continue to serve southwest Virginia but as he announced his exit from the House of Delegates he wouldn't speculate on his political future beyond the November election.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Vinton))

[Griffith-Reaction]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Cranwell's announcement came as a surprise to the House Majority Leader.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Salem]


Delegate Morgan Griffith says the floor debate will be less interesting without Cranwell.
The Majority Leader says even though Southwest Virginia is losing a delegate with seniority in the house, it will not hurt this area.
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[SOT 23:55]
[IN Q=based on population]

((MORGAN GRIFFITH: BASED ON POPULATION WE'VE LOST SEATS BUT WE STILL HAVE THE MAJORITY LEADER AND JUST UP THE ROAD IN AMHERST WE HAVE THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE THE OLD SPEAKER WAS FROM NORFOLK, I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU LOSE POWER WHEN YOU HAVE THE MAJORITY LEADER AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE IN YOUR REGION.))
[SUPER=401-Del. Morgan Griffith/(R) Salem]
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[OUT Q=in your region.]
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[VO-NAT]


So far Griffith is unopposed in the November election.
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[Jackson]


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14 years of seniority is being lost to the south as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Richmond/File Tape;]


Democratic Delegate Tom Jackson says he will NOT seek re-election either.
But Jackson says a political future is still possible.
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[SOT 17:39:33]
[IN Q=One of the great things about]

((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUT LIFE IS THAT YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT'S AROUND THE NEXT CURVE. AND, YOU KNOW, I ENJOYED MY 14 YEARS. I THINK MY PERSONALITY AND WHAT ABILITIES THAT I HAVE WERE WELL SUITED FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROCESS. I HOPE, IF IT'S MEANT TO BE, I HOPE THAT THERE WILL BE SOME OTHER OPPORTUNITIES COMING DOWN THE ROAD.))
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[OUT Q=opportunities coming down the road.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Jackson says campaigning in an almost entirely new district, against a fellow Democrat, was NOT an enticing prospect.
His decision is based largely on the amount of time it would take away from his family.
[SS=Armstron]


Martinsville Democrat Ward Armstrong will announce his plans on Monday.
[SS=Barnie Day]


Patrick County Delegate Barnie Day -- the third Democrat drawn into that house district -- announced earlier this week he would NOT run again.

[Wilder]


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So nine Democrats in the House have announced they will NOT seek re-election.
But a Democratic lawsuit over the redistricting plan is still pending.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Richmond;]


The last Democrat to occupy the governor's mansion does NOT expect success with the legal challenge.
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[SOT 10:50:00]
[IN Q=You hear people saying]

((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: YOU HEAR PEOPLE SAYING WELL THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS UP THERE LIKE THE DEMOCRATS HAVE A SHERIFF IN THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. COURTS UNIVERSALLY HAVE DECIDED CASES LIKE THIS ON PARTISANSHIP BY SAYING WELL WE'RE NOT GONNA GET INTO THAT. IT'S A QUESTION OF WHO'S IN CHARGE AND WHO'S IN POWER.))
[SUPER=401-Doug Wilder/Former Governor;]
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[OUT Q=in charge and who's in power.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=HOLD]


Former Governor Wilder says the Democrats might be better served spending effort and money on recruiting new General Assembly candidates, than taking the new map to court.

[Okinawa-Rape]


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[WRITER=syo]
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An Air Force Sergeant accused of raping an Okinawan woman is being turned over to Japan. Timothy Woodland arrived at a Japanese police station little more than an hour ago. Japan has been demanding the move ever since issuing an arrest warrant for Woodland. The U-S delayed making a decision while seeking assurance that Woodland would have legal representation and an interpreter while in custody.
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[SOT 20:13:12-20:13:27]
[IN Q=He has also received legal advice...]

((REAR ADMIRAL CRAIG QUIGLEY/PENTAGON SPOKESMAN: HE HAS ALSO RECEIVED LEGAL ADVICE FROM THE STAFF JUDGE ADVOCATE THERE ON OKINAWA, THE U.S. STAFF JUDGE ADVOCATE. AND I UNDERSTAND, AS OF TODAY, HE HAS RETAINED A JAPANESE ATTORNEY AS LEGAL COUNSEL AS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Rear Admiral Craig Quigley/Pentagon Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=legal counsel as well.]
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Woodland has denied any involvement in the rape while being questioned repeatedly by police.

[Missing-woman]


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[WRITER=khu]
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It has been a week since Jennifer Barker disappeared shortly after she arrived for work Roanoke's main Post Office.
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities are still looking for Dewey Summerlin and a green Honda Accord he may be driving.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week]


Though court documents indicate another vehicle was used in the abduction behind the Post Office.
Yet another vehicle- -a red mini-van- -turned up at a remote location in Hardy- -with what appears to human blood in it.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]


The bail bondsman who posted 15-thousand 500-dollars for Summerlin's release on earlier charges says he thinks Summerlin's out of the state by now.

[Enchanted-Castle]


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In the wreckage of his Enchanted Castle, owner Mark Cline saw the opportunity to build one that's even more palatial.
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]


Cline began constructing a new Enchanted Castle this week.
It will be more than twice the size of its predecessor.
He designed the building and facade himself.
[SUPER=04-April 9;]


The original burned down in April.
The fire caused 300-thousand dollars in damage to the buildings and the molds used to make his fiberglass creatures.
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[SOT 22:58 - 23:05]
[IN Q=It's not all bad]

((MARK CLINE/ENCHANTED CASTLE CREATOR: IT'S NOT ALL BAD THAT THIS FIRE HAPPENED. IN FACT, IF THIS FIRE COULD HAVE HAPPENED TO ME AT ANY POINT IN MY LIFE, THIS WAS THE BEST TIME. IT'S ONLY A NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR A CREATIVE PERSON.))
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[OUT Q=a creative person.]
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[VO-NAT :16 + pad]


Investigators say the damage was too severe to determine whether the fire was arson or accidental.
Cline STILL believes that the person who sent him hate mail and religious pamphlets is responsible.
He's hiring his own private investigator to look into it.
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[Spy-Plane]


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[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
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A U-S Navy spy plane is finally home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Marietta, GA;]

A cargo jet carrying the fuselage and other salvageable parts of the spy plane today landed in Marietta, Georgia. The plane had been detained in China since April first, when it collided with a Chinese fighter jet. The plane's fate remains unclear. Navy officials say it may be reassembled or the pieces may be used for parts in other aircraft. Beijing rejected a U-S proposal to repair the plane and fly it home. The two sides eventually compromised, agreeing the plane would be transported out in pieces, but taken apart in such a way that it could be put back together again.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=dse]
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Investigators question a congressman's wife in the case of the missing intern.
Details still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And a caving experience turns deadly for one man when a wall collapses.
Rescuers were just minutes away from saving his life when tragedy struck again.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[OUT Q=....in sports."]

((O-K sports fans here's what's happening on the big 7. The Avalanche and Hillcats hooked up in Lynchburg tonight Steve Mason will have the latest on the sale of the Roanoke Express and Jennifer Capriati's run at tennis's grand slam ended today in the semi finals at Wimbledon. All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Cave-Collapse]


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A rescue attempt at a Pennsylvania cave has ended in tragedy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Elizabethtown, PA]


Crews had been working since yesterday to free Sharn Cleland and had just one more boulder to remove when another collapsed today, killing him.
The 24-year old had been exploring and was just ten feet inside the cave near Lancaster when he was pinned under falling rocks from his waist down.
About 200 rescuers, paramedics and firefighters were called to the scene, including some from Baltimore trained in cave rescues.
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[Condit]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[WRITER=syo]
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The wife of a California congressman is the latest person to be interviewed in the case of a missing intern. Lawyers for Gary Condit confirm Condit's wife met with investigators who are looking for Chandra Levy. In the meantime, the search for evidence in the case continues. Aleen Sirgany reports.
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[IN Q=Police are now saying they don't...]
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((POLICE ARE NOW SAYING THEY DON'T THINK CHANDRA LEVY KILLED HERSELF.
(SOT) CHIEF CHARLES RAMSEY/Metropolitan Police Department

"As time goes on... after a period of time." POLICE CHIEF CHARLES RAMSEY SAYS INVESTIGATORS ARE NOW FOCUSING ON TWO POSSIBILITIES: THAT CHANDRA LEVY INTENDED TO VANISH AND NOT BE FOUND, OR SOMEONE HARMED HER. SPECULATION CONTINUES TO SHINE ON CONGRESSMAN GARY CONDIT WHO HAS ALREADY BEEN QUESTIONED BY POLICE TWICE. BUT THEY MAINTAIN HE IS NOT A SUSPECT.
(SOT) RAMSEY

"We don't have anything that connects him to her disappearance." CONDIT, WHO HAS DENIED A ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP WITH LEVY... CALLING THE INTERN A GOOD FRIEND, CANCELED APPEARANCES AT THREE FOURTH OF JULY PARADES WEDNESDAY. THIS JUST DAYS AFTER A FLIGHT ATTENDANT SAYS SHE HAD A YEAR LONG AFFAIR WITH THE CONGRESSMAN AND THAT HE ASKED HER TO LIE ABOUT IT. CHIEF RAMSEY SAYS THAT HAS LITTLE BEARING ON THE MISSING PERSON'S CASE.
(SOT) RAMSEY

"I'm not trying to find a flight attendant, I'm trying to find Chandra Levy. We're not the sex police, we're trying to find a missing person."))

[Vinton-Super]


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Roanoke County Supervisor, Harry Nickens has an opponent for the first time in 18 years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Roanoke Co.]


Mike Altizer announced he's seeking the Republican nomination for the Vinton seat on the Board of Supervisors.
Altizer is currently the regional manager of Monroe Muffler and has never before run for office.
The life-long Roanoke County resident says Nickens has lost touch with Vinton residents and it's time for a change.
The incumbent says he has a proven record that voters know.
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[ANCHOR=SHANNON]
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Both candidates say the campaign trail will take them door to door handing out flyers and meeting residents.

[Jubilee]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC1:53:20]
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Statistics show 600- thousand convicts will be released from America's prisons and jails next year.. chances are, most of them will get locked up again.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Reducing recidivism rates and keeping families together are the goals of a conference area clergy will attend next week in Lynchburg.
The Reverend Jerry Falwell will join local black ministers to look for solutions to the problem.
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[SOT 00:40:21]
[IN Q=The church can]

((PASTOR JAMES COLEMAN/COURT ST. BAPTIST CHURCH: THE CHURCH CAN COME TOGETHER, ACROSS THE VARIOUS LINES OF DEMARCATION AND SAY 'WE'RE GOING TO DO WHAT WE CAN, TO DO WHAT IS NECESSARY TO MAKE AMERICA A WELCOME PLACE FOR THOSE WHO HAPPEN TO BE INCARCEREATED, AND PREVENT IT AS MUCH AS WE CAN.'))
[SUPER=01-Pastor James Coleman/Court St. Baptist Church]
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[OUT Q=as much as we can.]
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[VO-NAT]


Interested persons can attend a conference at Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist Church next Thursday.
A rally will be held that night at Court Street Baptist Church.
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[Lyme-Disease]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
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It's that time of year when the ticks come out.
And if you get bitten --you might be at risk for contracting Lyme Disease.
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[VO-NAT]


The deer tick is most commonly known to spread the bacterial disease.
But it can be difficult to spot on the body because it's less than the third of the size of the common dog tick.
For most people the first sign of the disease is a rash or lesion which looks like a bull's eye. And that's usually followed by flu-like symptoms.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[writer=chr]
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[SS=None]


The struggle for equality and education-- That's the subject of a new exhibit in Central Virginia.
We'll give you a glimpse next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And a tattered piece of American history is getting new recognition tonight.
A flag clutched by Abraham Lincoln the night he was shot goes on display.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Legacy-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=01-22 TC1:18:50]
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Before 1954, the phrase "separate but equal" was supposed to describe black and white education in America.
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[VO-NAT :12.5]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


But a new exhibit in Lynchburg shows it was anything but.
The Legacy Museum of African American History has gathered photographs and artifacts documenting the black education experience before and after slavery.
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[SOT 15:15:40]
[IN Q=I hope that]

((DELANO DOUGLAS/LEGACY MUSEUM COLLECTIONS TEAM: I HOPE THAT A VISITOR WOULD BE MOVED IN SUCH A WAY THAT HE OR SHE IS ENCOURAGED AND MOTIVATED TO DO THEIR BEST THAT HE OR SHE COULD POSSIBLY DO IN AN EDUCATIONAL SETTING, BECAUSE THE STRUGGLE WAS SO HARD AND WE HAVE OPPORTUNITIES NOW THAT 100 YEARS AGO PEOPLE WOULD HAVE DIED AND ACTUALLY DID DIE TO HAVE.))


[SUPER=01-Delano Douglas/Legacy Museum Collections Team]
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[OUT Q=die to have.]
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[VO-NAT]


The exhibit entitled "Struggle, Sacrifice and Scholarship" will be on display through next spring.
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[Lincoln-Flag]


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A flag hanging near Abraham Lincoln the night he was shot is now on display in Connecticut.
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[VO-NAT 18:23:45]
[SUPER=03-Hartford, CT]

The restored national treasure is thought to be the flag that Lincoln gripped, 136 years ago, as he struggled to keep his balance after being shot by John Wilkes Booth. The flag is one of five that surrounded Lincoln's box at Ford's Theatre. The whereabouts of only three of those flags is known today.
This flag is now on display at the Connecticut Historical Society.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
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Steve Mason will have the latest on the sale of the RoanokeExpress and rain postponed qualifying tonight at Daytona for the Pepsi 400.
But first out Extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File; :]


Ely Callaway died today of Pancreatic Cancer.
He turned Callaway Golf Company into the biggest clubmaker in the world with his "Big Bertha" drivers.
Doctors discovered the tumor on Callaway's pancreas two months ago during surgery to remove his gall bladder.
And here are tonight's scores.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-100 23:00]
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When talking about the Express, the only game being played is the waiting one as a potential group of local buyers, the Roanoke fans and the ECHL await current ownerships decision. Steve Mason has more.
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[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :33]
[SUPER=03-Gwinnett, GA; :49]
[SUPER=04-Thursday Afternoon; 1:25]
[SUPER=01-Chris Pollock/Express Potential Buyer; 1:43]
[SUPER=01-Bob Woolwhine/Express Booster Club President; 2:09]
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[OUT Q=News 7 sports"]
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((Sources say that a potential Express buyer has or will offer current ownership 800 thousand dollars, the highest bid yet, and then cover the owners losses that could bring the total buying sale to 1.2 million dollars. The source told News 7 sports that, in this scenario, the Express would play one more season in Roanoke and then move to Gwinett, Georgia and into the Gwinett Civic and Cultural Center. This facility broke ground on a 60 million dollar hockey arena last week and construction time coincides with the 2003 season. Current ownership would not comment on this. But Dick Yancey did talk by phone today about the sale. ((:)) The local potential buyers, which included Rising Star owner Chris Pollock and Ashby Coleman and a local attorney whose name has not been released, are playing the waiting game with their offer reported to be 650 thousand, on the table. Pollock says an answer must come soon because the 2002 season is not to far off. ((:)) Local fans are getting frustrated and not knowing whether or not the team will be in Roanoke next year has caused a freeze on the ice and at the ticket office. ((:))))
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[ANCHOR=ROY]


That's it for sports have a great day everybody.

[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-99 (21:14)]
[GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche]


The Lynchburg Hillcats beat Salem last night in the Hill City 7 to 5.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Hillcats vs Avalanche; :]


Hillcats mascot Southpaw entertaining the kids as always before the game.
Bottom of the 2nd, Salem up 1-0, Hillcats first baseman Chris Combs takes this one deep and out of the park for the solo home run that ties the score at one to one.
The Avalanche would get things going in the 3rd. Dan Phillips smokes it past 3rd baseman James Langston and the runner comes in to score.
Offense wasn't all that was cooking for the Avalanche, Defense was tough
[SUPER=37-Salem/5/Lynchburg/7/;]

too, Avs pitcher Randey Dorame with the quick glove catches the rocket off the bat of Jon Prieto but Lynchburg goes on to win it 7 to 5.
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[S-Wimbledon]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-97 (20:07)]
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Jennifer Capriati's run for the grand slam is over but Venus Williams moves on to defend her title at Wimbledon.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/NBC SPORTS; :]


Capriati was going for the grand slam with a win at Wimbledon.
But she ran into a road block in Justine Henin. After cruising through the first set 6-2, Capriati's baseline play ran out. Henin would take the next two sets 6-4, 6-2 to advance becoming the first player from Belgium to reach the Wimbledon final.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I saw...]
[SUPER=01-Justine Henin/Advances to Wimbledon Final; :]
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[OUT Q=......for me."]
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Henin now moves into the final against Venus Williams.
Williams outlasted Lindsay Davenport 6-2, 6-7, 6-1.
Steve Mason has the latest on the sale of the Roanoke Express later on Mornin'.


[S-Qualify]


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Rain washed out tonight's qualifying at Daytona for the Pepsi 400. The session has been rescheduled for noon tomorrow.
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Stacy Compton, like many of the Cup drivers, is returning to Daytona for the first time since Dale Earnhardt crashed and was killed on the final lap of the 500.
Compton says the drivers think about Earnhardt all the time however, the Pepsi 400 is at the top of the list this weekend.
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The Pepsi 400 is scheduled for Saturday night.