[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Fighting to reclaim their neighborhood.
Coming up on NEWS 7 at six.
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[VO-NAT]

We'll talk with residents who're trying to fix the damage caused when a former Roanoke police officer betrayed their trust.
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[Anchor=Teresa]

And, severe flooding leaves at least two people dead.



[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Head]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, Cincinnati sweeps Florida the Redskins report to training camp tomorrow morning.
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[VO-NAT]


And Lance Amstrong makes it three straight at the Tour de France.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[SS=None]


After four days of rain and thunderstorms... there is a period of dry weather coming up... but for the rest of today, just more wet and stormy weather ahead. [Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[SOT 8:24:23]
[IN Q=You're looking at approx]

((JEFF ARTIS: YOU'RE LOOKING AT APPROXIMATELY 25, 26 COUNTS OF DIFFERENT THINGS THAT HE WAS DOING, NO HE GOT OFF REAL EASY.))
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[OUT Q=off real easy]
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[VO-NAT]

Some residents in one Roanoke neighborhood say the punishment did NOT fit the crime.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]

Good evening, I'm Tersea Hamliton.

[Pledge]


[ANCHOR=Tersea]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-21 TC-1:59:58]
[GRAPHIC=Pledge]

Some say he got what he deserved, others say he deserved more. That's the reaction just days after a judge sentenced a former Roanoke Police officer to prison for bribery and extortion. News 7's Justin McLeod shows us how residents are moving forward to take back their neighborhoods.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :10]
[SUPER=01-Sue Gross-Fisher/Area Resident; :15]
[SUPER=@justin1; :50]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/Lafayette Blvd. Resident; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF COURTROOM))
Former Roanoke Police officer Frederick Pledge admits he crossed the line and on Friday told a judge he was truly sorry.
But here on the streets, you'll be hard pressed to find anyone who feels sorry for Pledge.
[SOT 8:19:32]
[IN Q=I think its a disgrace]

((SUE GROSS-FISHER/AREA RESIDENT: I THINK ITS A DISGRACE. I THINK HE HAS CORRUPTED OUR CHILDREN AND OUR CHILDREN IS OUR FUTURE. AND I THINK HE HAS CORRUPTED A LOT OF PEOPLE, OUR CITIZENS HERE IN ROANOKE VIRGINIA, I DON'T THINK IT WAS ENOUGH.))
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[OUT Q=it was enough]


Pledge will spend the next eight years behind bars for accepting bribes from drug dealers on the streets of Northwest Roanoke.
Take Lafayette Blvd.
Pledge routinely patrolled the area and even attended neighborhood crime watch meetings.
Since his arrest, officers have tried to regain their trust.
[SOT 2:28:12]
[IN Q=The Roanoke Police Dept.]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE ROANOKE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS INCREASED ITS PRESCENCE HERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD BY OPENING A SUBSTATION BACK IN FEBRUARY. BUT SOME BELIEVE ITS JUST PUT A BAND-AID ON THE PROBLEM. THE STATION ISN'T MANNED 24/7 AND SOME RESIDENTS SAY THE PROBLEMS HAVE LEFT HERE JUST TO GO FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD.))
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[OUT Q=down the road]

((NAT SOUND OF JEFF TALKING))
On that road is resident Jeff Artis who is working to rid this area of gangs and drugs.
[SOT 8:28:00]
[IN Q=The one good thing about all]

((JEFF ARTIS/AREA RESIDENT: THE ONE GOOD THING ABOUT ALL OF OUR ACTIVITIES AND WATCHDOGS IS THAT THEY ARE CONDUCTING THEIR BUSINESS IN A MORE QUIET WAY BUT IF THEY THINK THEY ARE GOING TO INTIMIDATE ME AND RUN ME OUT OF THIS NEIGHBORHOOD I THINK THEY ARE SMOKING THE CRACK THEIR SELLING.))
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[OUT Q=the crack their selling]


Artis is also a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
The group has accused Roanoke's Police and Sheriff's Departments of police brutality.
They want to bring in the Justice Department and a request for a federal investigation is expected to arrive at Senator John Warner's office this week.

Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))[WV-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC-38:39]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]

Heavy rain is once again causing severe problems in parts of West Virginia. Earlier today-- a three year old boy died after being pulled from a swollen stream in McDowell County.
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[VO-NAT 12 plus pad 01:19 1:28:18]
[SUPER=03-McDowell Co., WV/Earlier This Month;]

Officals say many of the flooded areas, such as McDowell, are the same ones hit by record floods earlier this month.

The National Weather Service today issued flash flood warnings or watches for nearly all of the state.
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[Flooding-VA]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]

Severe flooding has also claimed the life of a Virginia man. Police say a Scott County man died when his mobile home washed away earlier today. Governor Gilmore has now declared a state of emergency for Scott and Wise counties and authorized more than 100- National Guard troops to assist the area. Officials say about 30- people in Scott County have left their homes this afternoon-- another 200 face evacuation.[Elr

od]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-47 - 11:16]
[GRAPHIC=Elrod]

Funeral services were held for Washington and Lee President, John Elrod today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/Friday;]

Elrod died on Friday of "congestive heart failure" stemming from a more than two year battle with kidney cancer. During his six years as president, he oversaw the most comprehensive period of growth the school has ever seen. Elrod was memorialized in Lee Chapel, where another former Washington and Lee president, Robert -E- Lee is buried. Elrod was 61 years old.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still to come on News 7, amid merger madness, we'll take a look back at when Dominion was the banking force here at home.
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[VO-NAT]

And they weren't horsing around at the Virginia Cheers for Ears Mule and Donkey Show in Salem today. We'll have that tale in just a few minutes...
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Comm#1]


[Dominion-Reel]
[anchor=Terersa]
[newscast=6pm]
[writer=chr]
[tape=Newsreel]
[graphic=Newsreel]

Wachovia announced last week that some of its local branches could be sold if its planed merger with First Union goes through. In this week's Virginia Newsreel - we're looking back to a time BEFORE First Union was the powerhouse in Roanoke. Keith Humphry has more.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1981; :00]
[SUPER=@file; :13]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1992; :20]
[SUPER=10-Sam Nackley/Dominion Shareholder/1992; 24 -- QUICK!!!]
[super=01-Warner Dalhouse/September 1992; :43]
[super=03-Roanoke/October 1993; 1:41]
[super=10-Mechelle Scott/First Union Customer/October 1993; 1:47 --QUICK!!!]
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[super=03-Roanoke/1998; 2:09]
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[OUT-Q=I'm KH.]

(([downtown Roanoke skyline from TAPE 01-06 TC 30:08] In 1981 - there was no First Union tower shaping the downtown Roanoke skyline. There was First National Exchange Bank - - F-N-E-B -- until it was bought out by Dominion, which built the tower. [Dominion Bank exteriors from TAPE 92-68 tc 59:04] Dominion Bank became one of Southwest Virginia's largest employers. But in 1992 - the financial outlook was bleak... when, [shareholders' meeting from TAPE 96-36 around TC 58:00] at a shareholders' meeting - some asked the head of Dominion to step down.
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[SOT from TAPE 96:36 TC 58:08 ]
[IN Q=People]

((SAM NACKLEY/DOMINION SHAREHOLDER: PEOPLE HAVE REQUESTED MR. DALHOUSE'S RESIGNATION.))
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[OUT Q=resignation. TC 58:11]

Warner Dalhouse didn't step down... Instead - [us following Dalhouse from TAPE 92-68 around TC 54:07] he was open to a "union" with another financial institution. In September of '92 - News 7 caught wind of rumors - and caught UP with Dalhouse - mysteriously on his way to work - on a SUNDAY.
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[SOT from TAPE 92-68 TC 54:18]
[IN Q=]

((54:18 - I COME TO THE OFFICE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MORNINGS QUITE OFTEN 54:21 -- MmHmm... Do you have any board meetings coming up or is there one that's taking place? WE HAVE A BOARD MEETING TUESDAY - REGULARLY SCHEDULED ON THE 4TH TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH. Hmm... Any special meeting coming up before Tuesday? I DON'T HAVE ANY COMMENT OTHER THAN THAT - 54:36))
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[OUT Q=OTHER THAN THAT.]

[Board of Directors at airport then taking off - from TAPE 92-68]
Just a few hours later -Dominion's board of directors wound up at the airport - hopped a plane reportedly bound for Washington D-C - [Directors getting off the plane -- from TAPE 92-68] and arrived back in the wee hours of the morning...
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[IN Q=]
(([SOT 54:47]
[IN Q=We've been]

54:47 - WE'VE BEEN TOLD THERE'S A SPECIAL BOARD MEETING TODAY. YOU HAVE? IMAGINE THAT?))
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[OUT Q=IMAGINE THAT!]

[hold over directors footage] While there was no official confirmation of merger talks - Dominion share prices surged - and trading increased sharply. [Patrick Henry hotel interior shots, documents and woman walking down hall with documents from TAPE 92-79 TC 8:49-ish]

Dozens of First Union officials set up camp in the Patrick Henry Hotel - poring over Dominion's financial files. [Graphic with news release fading into numbers on TAPE 92-68 TC 56:00] Finally came OFFICIAL word of a merger that would cost 852 MILLION - that was 22-dollars a share. [First Union's first day - from TAPE 93-73 TC 1:01:04] On First Union's first day of business with Roanoke customers - there were the usual concerns - PIN numbers, interest rates...
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[SOT from TAPE 93-73 TC 1:00:54]
[IN Q=WELL, I HAVE TO]

((MECHELLE SCOTT/FIRST UNION CUSTOMER: -- 1:00:54 -- WELL I HAVE TO GET USED TO THE GREEN COLOR. I THINK I LIKE THE RED A LITTLE BETTER.))
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[OUT Q=A LITTLE BETTER.]

[Dominion employees from TAPE TC] Dominion employees had concerns other than appearances on their mind... When all was said and done... 850 lost their jobs. Around 400 new positions were created... And a new bank looked over Downtown Roanoke... [file of Wachovia and First Union from TAPE 01-06 TC 22:07 or TAPE 01-16 TC 23:05] But as Wachovia and First Union continue to pursue merger plans and hope to fend off a hostile take over from Suntrust... [current skyline shot from TAPE 598-20 TC 23:02] workers and customers are again left wondering how their skyline - and financial landscape - will change. That's Virginia Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry.))







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

Still to come on NEWS 7 six... Call it the Tour de Lance.
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[VO-NAT]

Today Lance Armstrong wins cycling's most prestigious prize for the third time in a row. Roy Stanley will join us in just a few minutes with highlights. Stay with us.
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[Duncan-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=Va Profile]
[GRAPHIC=Va Profile]

Virginia Tech has a new Police Chief. Not only has she completed her second week on the job, she's paving the way for women who will follow in her footsteps. Debra Duncan's appointment is a significant step in policing in the New River Valley. Rachel Cannon tells us why in this week's Virginia Profile.
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[IN Q=Nats Walking]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Debra Duncan/Virginia Tech Police Chief; :27]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; :37]
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[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Blacksburg.]

(([Nats walking] Debra Duncan is making history just by coming to work.
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[SOT 9:04:19 ]
[IN Q=POLICING] (COVER BITE)

((DEBRA DUNCAN/NEW VIRGINIA TECH POLICE CHIEF; POLICING IS SOMETHING I ALWAYS THOUGHT I WANTED TO DO, IT'S A NOBLE PROFESSION.))
[OUT Q=noble profession]

Duncan is the first female police chief in Tech's history - and in the New River Valley. But the position isn't her first step as a trailer blazer. At her previous policing post in North Carolina, she was the first woman promoted to Captain.
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[SOT 11:42:27]
[IN Q=WHETHER]

((DEBRA DUNCAN/NEW VIRGINIA TECH POLICE CHIEF; WHETHER YOU'RE FEMALE OR MALE I DON'T REALLY THINK THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS TO DO THE JOB AND DO THE JOB WELL.))
[OUT Q=JOB WELL.]

[TC meeting nats] Meetings, sharing ideas and getting acclimated with the surroundings are first on Duncan's agenda as Chief. Next, will be getting her squad of 40-patrol officers seen.
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[SOT 17:01:22]
[IN Q=WHAT I WANT TO DO IS]

((DEBRA DUNCAN/NEW VIRGINIA TECH POLICE CHIEF; WHAT I WANT TO DO IS GET THE OFFICERS MORE OUT OF THE CARS INTO THE DORMS, ON FOOT RIDING BICYCLES.))
[OUT Q=BICYCLES]

Duncan says it's a fact of life that her accomplishments draw attention to her gender. But a recent experience on a plane may show how women like Duncan are continuing to help change perceptions.
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[SOT 12:21:01]
[IN Q=THE PILOT ]

((DEBRA DUNCAN/NEW VIRGINIA TECH POLICE CHIEF; THE PILOT WAS A WOMAN AND THE LADY IN FRONT OF ME TURNS TO HER HUSBAND AND SAYS HAROLD "THE PILOT'S A WOMAN" AND GOOD OLD HAROLD SAYS I DON'T CARE AS LONG AS SHE CAN FLY THE PLANE.))
[OUT Q=FLY THE PLANE]

[TC car getting in] It may not be cockpit, but Duncan's ready for take-off. [TC driving away] Rachel Cannon, News 7, Blacksburg.))


[Mule-Show]


[ANCHOR=Tersea]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC-28:34]
[GRAPHIC=none]

You were hard pressed to find any lazy mules in Salem this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

That was the site for the first annual Virginia Cheers for Ears Mule and Donkey Show.
The event drew people from several staes to test the performance and appearance skills of their animals. Money raised from the show will go towards buying land for a state sanctuary for the animals.
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[SOT 2:12:03]
[IN Q=Basically we're talking about]

((CHERYL HAS S/ORGANIZER: BASICALLY, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT UNWANTED DONKEY'S AND MULES AND THERE'S A LOT THAT ARE SOLD AT AUCTION AND SOLD FOR FOOD AND WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS TAKE THOSE ANIMALS AND GIVE THEM A HOME.))
[SUPER=01-Cheryl Hass/Organizer]
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[OUT Q=give them a home]
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[VO-NAT]


The show raised more than five thousand dollars for the facility which they hope to build somewhere in the area.
Organizers say this weekend's rain affected the amount of crowds and competitors.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And coming up in sports, Lance Armstrong makes it 3 in a row Bobby Labonte wins the Pennsyslvania 500.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Washington Redskins return to Carlisle for training camp we'll hear from owner Daniel Snyder.
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[S-Tour]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-104 (21:50)]
[GRAPHIC=Lance Armstrong]


Lance Armstrong became the first American to win the World's toughest cycling event three straight times.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France/CBS SPORTS; :]


Armstrong built a commanding lead in the mountain stages and he road to victory today in the Tour de France.
The Texan finished with a big lead over Jan Ullrich crossing the finish line un sunny Paris with tens of thousand fans watching.
Armstrong joins Greg LeMond as the only Americans to win it three times.
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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-94 (55:48)]
[GRAPHIC=Pocono Logo]


Bobby Labonte made it to Victory Lane today passing Dale Earnhardt Junior with 2 laps to go taking the checkered flag in the Pennsylvania 500.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pocono, PA/TNT SPORTS; :]


Jeff Gordon would take off like a bullet and he was the leader after 25 laps of the race.
Pole Sitter Todd Bodine was running third after 31 laps but he left the race before the halfway mark with engine problems.
Dale Jarrett, who shares the points lead with Gordon, led a lap but he was running 15th after 59 laps.
But Gordon had the dominate car. He was the leader at the halfway mark almost 5 seconds in front of Ricky Rudd, who won the spring race.
Then with just over 45 laps to go several cars get caught up in a crash. Jeff Burton, Ward Burton and Dale Jarrett were 3 of the cars. Jarrett had to take his car to the garage area for repairs to his hood and radiator.
Labonte moved into position and he passed Earnhardt Junior with 2 to go and he wins the Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="You know...]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Labonte/Pennsylvania 500 Winner; :]
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[OUT Q=....great race car."]
[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Earnhardt, Junior was second followed by Tony Stewart, Bill Elliott and Johnny Benson.





[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-95 (58:08)]
[GRAPHIC=MLB LOGO]


The Cincinnati Reds hosted the Florida Marlins this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/FOX SPORTS; :]


The Marlins got a good start in the top of the fourth former Ferrum star Eric Owens hits this shot to the wall in right centerfield scoring Derek Lee for a 2 to nothing lead.
Still in the fourth, Mike Redman sends this pitch off the wall in right field Owens rounds the bases to score and the Marlins were on top 3 to nothing.
[SUPER=35-Cincinnati/8/Florida/4/;]


But the Reds would score 5 in the sixth. Todd Walker hits this bloop fly to left field Pokey Reece and Brady Clark cross the plate and Cincinnati goes ont o win it 8 to 4.
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[S-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Boston Red Sox]


Nomar Garciaparra was in the lineup this afternoon as Boston hosted the Chicago White Sox.
The shortstop had surgery on his right wrist opening day April 5th.
Several afternoon games lets check those scores.
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[S-Redskins]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-100 4030TC]
[GRAPHIC=REDSKINS CAMP]


The Washington Redskins are turning back the clock tonight as the rookies and veterans report to training camp back in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Mike Stevens says the Skins are hoping that a return to Dickinson College will help the team return to its glory days.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Ashburn/Last July; :00]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Snyder/Washington Redskins Owner; :30]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA; :46]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:36]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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(( After last year's extremely disappointing 8 and 8 season that saw a collection of high prized free agents fail to get their team in the playoffs, but succeed in getting their coach fired - anything will be a bonus for the Redskins this season. More than 20 players off of last year's squad are now gone - yet the goal for the team's ambitious and occasionally impatient owner remains the same. ((DANIEL SNYDER:)) Gibbs is partially responsible for recommending that the Redskins return to Carlisle, Pennsylvania this summer. For 32 years this Pennsylvania city located right off of Interstate 81 was the Redskins summer home. Frostburg, Maryland and Ashburn took Carlisle off the map for a few years, but after further review including some possible venues in Virginia the Skins are back where they belong.)) ((DANIEL SNYDER:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))


[S-Picks]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Skins Camp]


And when the Redskins open camp tomorrow their top 2 draft picks should be on the field.
Washington has tentative contract agreements with their first round pick wide receiver Rod Gardner and their second round pick cornerback Fred Smoot. Both players could play major roles in the lineup as Rookies.