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[ANCHOR= Teresa]

Coming up on NEWS 7 at six.
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[VO-NAT]

Nearly a 100- people team up in the New River Valley to raise money for a popular outdoor theatre damaged by fire.
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[anchor=Teresa]

Plus, a generous donor comes through for the Science Museum of Western Virginia.

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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
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In sports, Volunteers help make the city county swim meet a success scores from Major League Baseball.
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[VO-NAT]


And former Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is under investigation for rape in California.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[SS=None]


Storm systems in the area begin to combat our lack of rainfall, but that means oversaturated areas are under flash flood watches this weekend. We've got the details on the wet weather in your neighborhood next. [Video-Open]
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[IN Q=I think it speaks highly]

((SANDRA STANWITZ: I THINK IT SPEAKS HIGHLY TO THE COMMUNITY. THATS WHAT WE'VE KNOWN ALL ALONG IS THAT THE COMMUNITY IS PROUD TO HAVE MARY DRAPER INGLES STORY TO BE PART OF THEIR HISTORY AND PROUD TO COME OUT AND SUPPORT IT AND I THINK THIS PROVES IT TODAY.))
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[OUT Q=proves it today]
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Today's weather failed to dampen the determination to bring back a tradition that goes back nearly three decades.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Radford-Walk]


[ANCHOR=Tersea]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-43 - 11:05]
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Some residents in the New River Valley gathered today to try to prevent a piece of history from becoming history.
A recent fire heavily damaged the site of the Long Way Home historical drama in Radford.
As News 7's Justin McLeod found out organizers now must raise thousands of dollars to bring a real life story back to life again.
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[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Eric Miller/Native American Heritage Assoc.; :13]
[SUPER=01-Kate Harsberger/Former Perfomer; :40]
[SUPER=01-Sandra Stanwitz/Organizer; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Kris Kramer/Walker; 1:22]
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((((NAT SOUND OF RAIN AND THE BURNED OUT SITE))
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You'd expect to find these chairs empty on a rainy day.
But even on a good day, a long running summer tradition in Radford remains closed.
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[IN Q=It was a real heart breaker]

((ERIC MILLER/NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION: IT WAS A REAL HEART BREAKER. I AM REALLY SAD THAT THAT HAPPENED BUT I'VE SEEN TODAY A SPIRIT OF PEOPLE WHO WANT TO WORK TO BRING IT BACK.))
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[OUT Q=bring it back]


This is what they want to bring back.
It's a play that chronicles the life of Mary Draper Ingles.
In 1755, the Indians held Ingles captive, taking her all the way to Kentucky.
She eventually escaped only to endure more hardship.
She battled hunger, fear, and brutal weather conditions during her more than 800 mile journey back home.
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[IN Q=We just need to let]

((KATE HARSHBERGER/FORMER PERFORMER: WE JUST NEED TO LET FOLKS KNOW WHAT SPECIAL STORY THIS IS AND HOW MUCH COMMUNITY NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT IT.))
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[OUT Q=to know about it]


But it will be awhile before you see this story played out on this stage again.
A fire this spring destroyed the pavilion and all the equipment.
It forced organizers to cancel all performances for the summer.
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[IN Q=We need about 37-thousand]

((SANDRA STANWITZ/ORGANIZER: WE NEED ABOUT 37-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO REPLACE THE SOUND AND LIGHTNING EQUIPMENT. AND THATS THE BIG HURDLE THAT WE HAVE TO OVERCOME AND THATS WHY WE HAD THE WALK TODAY.))
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More than a hundred people turned out for that walk here at Bisset Park in Radford.
Organizers raised nearly three thousand dollars...not bad when you consider mother nature rained on their parade.
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[IN Q=We had our umbrellas]

((CHLOE KRAMER/WALKER: WE HAD OUR UMBRELLAS AND I PUT MY HOOD UP.)) ((KRIS KRAMER/WALKER: WE HAD A GOOD TIME TODAY AND I THINK A HOT BATH IS IN ORDER AND MAYBE A CUP OF HOT CHOCOLATE WHEN THIS IS ALL OVER BUT WE HAD A GOOD TIME.))
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[OUT Q=we had a good time]


This time next year, the cast hopes to raise the curtain again on the Long Journey Home.
It's a survivor story that's about to experience its own survival.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Radford.))

[Clinchco-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]

More Southwest Virginia communities are coping with the aftermath of flooding. The state Department of Emergency Management has declared Dickenson County a local emergency. An official says Clinchco and Counts were hardest hit by the five-and-a-half inches of rain that fell late Thursday. No injuries were reported - but water rushed down the mountainside and INTO homes...

[Flooding-Bake]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-26 - TC-1:07:26]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding Relief]


The Roanoke Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross has found a "recipe for success" to help flood victims in West Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The chapter held a bake sale at two Kroger stores in Roanoke and one in Salem this morning.
The sale raised more than 850-dollars.
The Red Cross will use the money to help victims devastated from the July 8th flooding in West Virginia.
In the coming weeks, youth volunteers will travel to the area to learn how their bake sale money will help disaster victims.
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[anchor=Teresa]
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Another fundraiser planned today at Mill Mountain Zoo had to be canceled because of the weather.
Organizers hope to re-schedule it for next weekend.

[Relief-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-34 - TC-25:22]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding Relief]

And, some promising news for flood victims in Tazewell County. Officials say the first batch of grants are ready to go out today to those suffering UN-insured losses there, earlier this month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tazewell Co./This Month;]

The state grants total just over a quarter-of-a million dollars. Nearly 700 homes and 50 businesses were damaged by flooding and mudslides. Several bridges were washed-out, but no injuries were reported.
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And, the rain is continuing to fall as we speak. Let's head over and talk with Jacey on this rainy Saturday.

[D-Day-Visits]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC-1:18:28]
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Visitation to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford remains strong.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford/June 6th;]

Thousands were, of course, on hand when the memorial was dedicated in June. Officials say since then visitation hasn't let up-- with the largest number of visitors flocking to the memorial on the weekend.
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[IN Q=On the weekend]
[SUPER=01-William A. McIntosh/Interim Foundation President; :00]

((ON THE WEEKEND WE NORMALLY ANTICIPATE ANYWHERE FROM 10 THOUSAND ON A SATURDAY OR A SUNDAY. DURING THE WEEKDAYS, THE AVERAGE SEEMS TO BE AROUND 12- HUNDRED.))
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[OUT Q=around 12- hundred.]
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This week, your Hometown Station presented a check for 10- thousand dollars to the National D-Day Memorial Foundation.
The funds are the result of videotapes we sold-- showing our broadcast of the D-Day Memorial Dedication.
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[Science-Sunday]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-22 - 1:45:10]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The Science Museum of Western Virginia is temporarily extending its hours.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/June;]

Thanks to a generous donor-- the museum will be opening on Sundays for several weekends. The first Sunday will be tomorrow-- from one to five pm. The extended hours will run through September 16th. The Science Museum had to cut back its hours because of state funding cuts. The Museum will continue to be closed on Mondays.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still to come on News 7, some local firefighters say the bell hasn't tolled for a piece of history.
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[VO-NAT]

and the southern rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd is mourning the loss of one of its members. We'll have details coming up in just a minute.
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[Lynyrd-Skynyrd]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=chr]
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A popular Southern rock band with an upcoming tour date in the Roanoke Valley has lost a founding member.
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[VO-NAT]

Lynyrd Skynyrd bass guitarist Leon Wilkeson was reportedly found dead at a hotel outside of Jacksonville, Florida yesterday. A cause of death hasn't been released,
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1999]

but it appears the 49-year-old died in his sleep. Wilkeson was a founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd - and survived the 1977 crash that killed band founder Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, singer Cassie Gaines and three others.
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[ANCHOR=teresa]
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Lynyrd Skynyrd is scheduled for a September 5-th appearance at the Salem Civic Center. No word yet on how Wilkeson's death will affect the tour.


[Biz-Review]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=Biz Review]
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A major development in the potential merger of Wachovia and First Union this week. Plus a Roanoke company decides to close its doors.
Jennifer Miele has those stories in this week's business review.
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If the merger with First Union goes through, Wachovia says it will sell 38 of its branches.
That includes nine in our area.
The branches include those at Towers Mall, Franklin Plaza, Crossroads Mall, Cave Spring, 460 East and West Salem.
Other area branches slated for sale include Bedford, Hardy and Chilhowie.
Wachovia says once buyers are identified, customers will begin to receive information about the process... but do NOT need to do anything at this time. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC27:13]

Vishay Vitramon announced today it will close by the end of March.
Employees say 71 of the plant's 300 workers were laid off today.... more cuts are expected in September and February.
Vishay Vitramon is a multi-billion dollar electronic parts manufacturer.
The company blames the cutbacks on the slow economy. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
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The Carilion Biomedical Institute isn't waiting for new buildings .. to start turning out new products. It's ready to put three of them on the market this year.
CBI President Dennis Fisher says there is no better place to start up companies to manufacture these products than Roanoke.
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((DR. FISHER: WE HAVE A STRONG MEDICAL CAPABILITY HERE THAT AGAIN IS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY, AND THAT REALLY FORMS THE NUCLEUS FOR BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY.))
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All of the products that come out of the CBI need to be patented.
Two New River Valley attorneys are working round the clock to secure them.. just one spin off market of the biomed industry.
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((MIKE DRZAL/ATTORNEY; IT JUST GIVES THE AREA A LEG UP ON OTHER AREAS THAT ARE TRYING TO MAKE THE TRANSITION FROM OLD ECONOMY TO NEW ECONOMY.))
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[PRE PRO]
Here's a look at your Dow and Nasdaq numbers for the week.....
For News 7, I'm Jennifer Miele and that is this week's business review.))

[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still to come on News 7, Roy Stanley will check in with news and notes from the day in sports...
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[VO-NAT]

and matching the hatch is probably a little difficult on a day like today. Shannon Young will show us how her fly-casting is coming along. Stay with us.
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[Fire-Bell]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-31 - TC-29:05]
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Roanoke firefighters were busy yesterday packing up a piece of history
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

The bell which has been hanging atop Roanoke's Fire Station Number One has been removed for renovation. Firefighters plan to spend two months restoring the historic bell, and then putting it on display in the station. The one-thousand pound bell was cast in 1886, and was moved into the station twenty years later.
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[Fly-Fishing]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Time Off - #2 1:09:31]
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Recent rains may keep you tied in knots if you had any fishing plans. But in this week's Time Off Shannon Young takes us to the Maury River to discover the allure of fly-fishing, with Reel-Time Fly Fishing in Rockbridge County.
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[IN Q=Year 'round, rain or shine...]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Scott Bunten/Reel Time Fly Fishing; :09]
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((Year 'round, rain or shine, you can find them on the river.
They are disciples of nature and fishing is their religion.
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[IN Q=There's nothing that soothes the heart more than running water.]

((There's nothing that soothes the heart more than running water. There's nothing better than casting to rising fish, picking the right fly, making the right presentation and catching a fish. It's a great thing.))
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[OUT Q=It's a great thing.]

Scott Bunten says he's been fishing since he could hold a fly-rod. He shares his passion with others through teaching... everything from casting to tying flies to communing with nature through catch and release. He, like so many others, says fly-fishing is addictive.
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[IN Q=There are so many aspects...]

((There are so many aspects to the sport that it just sucks you in and you can't get away from it.))
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[OUT Q=you can't get away from it.]
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[IN Q=If you're new to fly-fishing...]

((If you're new to fly-fishing don't be intimidated by those who say it's an art form. Scott says anybody can master this with a little... or a lot of practice.))
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[OUT Q=with a little... or a lot of practice.]
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[IN Q=Standing from afar and looking...l]

((Standing from afar and looking at it, it looks like an art form but, really, it's nothing more than a combination of timing and power.))
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[OUT Q=combination of timing and power.]

And even if you never get the hang of it... well, as anglers like to say, "There's no such thing as a bad day fishing."
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[IN Q=Trout and bass don't live in ugly places.]

((Trout and bass don't live in ugly places. So, no matter where you're going it's beautiful. There's nothing better than being in the outdoors... especially standing knee high in water.))
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[OUT Q=Especially standing knee high in water.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Rockbridge County.))



[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-94 (55:05)]
[GRAPHIC=Mets/Phillies]


We begin tonight in New York, where the Mets hosted the Philadelhia Phillies. New York's Robin Ventura hit a solo homer in the bottom of the ninth as the Mets beat the Phillies 4 to 3.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/FOX SPORTS; :]


The Mets got on the board first.
In the bottom of the first, Jay Payton hits this single to centerfield scoring Todd Ziele and the Mets took the 1 to nothing lead.
Leading 2 to nothing in the fourth, Benny Agbayani gets all of this pitch for a solo homer over the left field wall to make it 3 to nothing Mets.
[SUPER=35-N.Y. Mets/4/Philadelphia/3/;]


The Phillies tied it at 3 then in the bottom of the 9-th Ventura belts this solo homer over the right field wall and the Mets win it 4 to 3.
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[S-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=MLB logo]


Several other Major League teams were in action this afternoon. Let's check those scores.
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[SUPER=0092-j/St. Louis/7//Chicago/4////Colorado/4//Los Angeles/10/4//;]
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[S-Tyson]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-95 (57:25)]
[GRAPHIC=Mike Tyson]


A woman claims she was sexually assaulted by Mike Tyson on Julyy 16th in Big Bear, California.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Bernadino, CA/WCBS; :]


The incident apparently happened while Tyson was training for a September fight.
The San Bernadino sheriff's office confirms the claim has been made. They have not spoken to Tyson and no charges have been filed, and no warrant for his arrest has been issued.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Right now...]
[SUPER=01-Frank Gonzales/San Bernadino Sheriffs Dept.; :]
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[OUT Q=.....or without his attorney."]
[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Tyson served 3 years in prison following a 1992 rape conviction in Indiana.




[S-Swim]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-96 (1:15:19)]
[GRAPHIC=Swim Logo]


The Duane Whitenack City County swim meet got underway yesterday morning at the Dedmon Center at Radford University.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :]


Over a thousand swimmers are competing this year but the meet would be nothing without volunteers.
This year over 600 volunteers are working the 2 day meet.
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[SUPER=01-Ron Spellman/Meet Director; :]
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[OUT Q=....this smoothly."]
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[VO-NAT]


Some of the Volunteers are connected to the meet through their children.
Tom Hubbard, who serves as the announcer, started when his son competed and he's been a familar face at the event for 35 years.
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[IN Q="It's so....]
[SUPER=01-Tom Hubbard/Announcer; :]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=.....they do."]
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[TALENT=Mike]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


The 2 day tournament wraps up today.




[S-Camp]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-105 30:35]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 sports]


The Inner City Athletic Association held it's football and Cheerleader camp today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The two day event wrapped up today at Lincoln Terrace. Rain forced both camps inside. The football segment welcomed around 75 kids. Roanoke Steam receiver and linebacker Anthony Drakeford joined an all star cast of pro and college players who spoke to the kids about the importance of school and practice.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Anthony Drakeford/Roanoke Steam Receiver & Linebacker; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tony Joyce/Former Hampden Sydney Standout; :21]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=...getting an education"]
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[VO-NAT]


About 40 young ladies came out for the cheerleaders camp which was run by Ferrum College cheerleading. Franklin County high school cheerleaders also helped out.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="]
[SUPER=01-T.J. Agagee/Ferrum Cheerleading Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=......help them in their future"]
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[S-Tour]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-97 (33:47)]
[GRAPHIC=Lance Armstrong]


With one day remaining, Lance Armstrong is in command at the Tour De France.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Evry, France/OLN; :]


Armstrong, the 2 time defending champion, finished 30-th in today's stage, but his overall lead is almost 7 minutes.
Armstrong again held the leader's yellow jersey. He leads Jan Ullrich of Germany but six minutes and 44 seconds in the standings.
The tour ends tomorrow in Paris.
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