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[ANCHOR=Marya]

Coming up next...
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[VO-NAT]


Citizens fight the wrecking ball at Covington's old city hall, threatening to take their battle to court.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]


And a teenager is critically injured when his car collides with a truck in Bedford County.

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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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In sports, Ryan Newman wins the Busch Race in Michigan A hole in one during today's round of the P-G-A championship.
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[VO-NAT]


And Blue Hills golf course is the site of a two man amateur team championship this weekend.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Jacey]
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Sunshine and warm temperatures dominated the majority of our day but tonight, we expect some showers and storms to move into the region... details ahead. [Video-Open]
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[SOT 9:12:05]
[IN Q=The fight will never be]

((JACOB WRIGHT: THE FIGHT WILL NEVER BE OVER. WE'RE IN IT UNTIL THE END. WE'RE GOING TO DO WHATEVER WE CAN TO STOP WHAT THE CITY WANTS TO DO.))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=city wants to do]
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[VO-NAT]


The fight to save a historic building in Covington is far from over.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]


Good evening, I'm Marya Jones. Teresa has the night off.

[Covington-Hall]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC-1:56:38]
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This week, Covington's city council voted to proceed with plans to demolish the old city hall building in downtown.
The decision comes after months of debate including strong opposition from a citizen's group.
As News 7's Justin McLeod found out, the battle may head all the way to court.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Covington]
[SUPER=01-Wynona Crush/Friends of Old City Hall; :13]
[SUPER=01-Bill Zimmerman/Vice-Mayor; :30 QUICK BITE]
[SUPER=@justin1; :51]
[SUPER=01-Jacob Wright/Friends of Old City Hall; 1:04 QUICK BITE]
[SUPER=01-Olivia Sparks/Friends of Old City Hall; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Covington]

((((SHOTS OF BUILDING))
The debate centers around this building, the old city hall located in downtown.
City leaders say it would cost too much to renovate.
But some residents say it would cost them an important piece of history.
[SOT 9:22:05]
[IN Q=There is a use for this building]

((WYNONA CRUSH/FRIENDS OF OLD CITY HALL: THERE IS A USE FOR THIS BUILDING. WE SHOULD BE PRODUCTIVE NOT DESTRUCTIVE.))

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[OUT Q=not destructive]


But the city council disagrees.
In February, council members voted 3 to 2 to demolish the building, now that a new city hall is up and running next door.
The city plans to use the land for a parking lot.
[SOT 9:19:22]
[IN Q=The City of Covington]

((BILL ZIMMERMAN/VICE-MAYOR: THE CITY OF COVINGTON HAS BEEN KNOWN AS THE CITY OF PARKING LOTS, SO WE HAVE PLENTY OF PARKING.))
[Runs= 04]
[OUT Q=have plenty of parking]


The plan prompted concerned residents to form a group called "Friends of the Old City Hall".
In July, the city agreed to take bids from anyone who was willing to buy and renovate the building.
But this week, the council refused to extend the deadline even after four developers expressed interest.
[SOT 1:08:06; TAPE 2]
[IN Q=City officials have remain]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: CITY OFFICIALS HAVE REMAIN TIGHT LIPPED THROUGH THIS NEARLY FIVE YEAR DEBATE. EVEN AFTER THE LATEST CITY COUNCIL VOTE, THE MAYOR REFUSES TO COMMENT SAYING THE ISSUE IS OVER. BUT FRIENDS OF OLD CITY HALL SAY THE FIGHT IS FAR FROM OVER.))
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[OUT Q=is far from over]
[SOT 9:12:17]
[IN Q=Its going to end up]

((JACOB WRIGHT/FRIENDS OF CITY HALL: ITS GOING TO END UP GOING TO LEGAL ACTION, THATS ALL WE CAN DO NOW.))
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[OUT Q=all we can do now]


The group will have to move quickly.
The council's decision calls for demolition to begin immediately.
[SOT 9:14:34]
[IN Q=God works in mysterious]

((OLIVIA SPARKS/FRIENDS OF OLD CITY: IT WILL BE LIKE A DISASTER OR LIKE A FUNERAL BECAUSE IT IS SO MANY MEMORIES AND ITS SO MANY PEOPLE TRIED TO WORK SO HARD AND FAITHFUL TO SAVE IT.))
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Work that will continue until the wrecking ball arrives.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Covington.))
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[ANCHOR=MARYA]
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The council will hold a special session on Tuesday to finalize plans for demolition.[Auto-Fire]


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Fire destroyed an auto parts store and closed a road for several hours today in Montgomery County.
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Firefighters believe the blaze started at Bill's Auto Sales around 9 this morning... when sparks from a cutting torch ignited nearby diesel fuel.
Two firefighters sustained minor injuries -- no one at the business was hurt.
The owner plans to reopen in some form Monday -- and says he will re-build.
Route 11 was closed to traffic for about four hours.
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[122-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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A teenager is in critical condition following a collision on Route one-twenty-two in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]

State Police say the teen was driving a Nissan, and turned in front of a Dodge pickup truck at around 12-thirty this afternoon. The driver of the pickup and a passenger were treated at Roanoke Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
All of the injured were wearing their seatbelts.
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[Link-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
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[GRAPHIC=O Winston Link]

[!!!ANCHOR TAG!!!]
The plan for an O. Winston Link museum is another boost for downtown redevelopment in Roanoke.
But it also has personal significance for residents of western Virginia who knew Link, or had ties to his famous photographs.
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[IN Q=Winston really wanted it here]
[SUPER=01-David Helmer/Friend of Winston Link; :00]
[SUPER=01-Warner Dalhouse/Center in the Square Chairman; :33]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; :41]
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[OUT Q=I'm very proud of that and he was too.]
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[IN Q=Winston really wanted it here]

((DAVID HELMER/FRIEND OF WINSTON LINK: WINSTON REALLY WANTED IT HERE, BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK AT WHERE HIS WORKS WERE, THEY ALL CENTERED AROUND THE ROANOKE AREA. AND THAT'S REALLY WHAT HE WANTED THIS TO BE, IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY. IT'S TAKEN A FEW YEARS, BUT IT'S HAPPENING.))
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[OUT Q=but it's happening.]


David Helmer is a retired Norfolk Southern employee and a friend of Winston Link. He was instrumental in promoting the museum idea, and winning Link's support.
He's pleased that Roanoke's proposal was successful, given the interest from others including the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk.
[SOT 09:11]
[IN Q=We have successfully negotiated]

((WARNER DALHOUSE/CENTER IN THE SQUARE CHAIRMAN: WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY NEGOTIATED A CONTRACT TO DEVELOP THE WORLD'S ONLY MUSEUM DEDICATED TO THE WORKS OF O. WINSTON LINK.))
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[OUT Q=dedicated to the work of O. Winston Link.]


Yesterday, Warner Dalhouse announced the agreement with Link's estate in his capacity as the chairman of Center in the Square.
But he too, has a personal connection with Link's photographs.
[SOT 21:15]
[IN Q=My father was named]

((WARNER DALHOUSE/CENTER IN THE SQUARE CHAIRMAN: MY FATHER WAS NAMED JEFFERSON WILLIAM DALHOUSE AND HE WAS AN ELECTRICIAN AT SHAFFER'S CROSSING WHEN WINSTON LINK CAME THROUGH. THERE'S A PICTURE OF MY FATHER POLISHING THE HEADLIGHT OF ONE OF THE NEW LOCOMOTIVES, I THINK THE 611. HE CAME HOME THAT AFTERNOON AND SAID TO MY MOTHER. "YOU KNOW THAT MAN WANTED TO TAKE MY PHOTO AND YOU KNOW I THOUGHT IT WOULD TAKE JUST THE CLICK OF A SHUTTER, WELL IT TOOK TWO HOURS." YEAH, I'M VERY PROUD OF THAT AND HE WAS TOO.))
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[OUT Q=I'm very proud of that and he was too.]))



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Museum organizers must raise an additional FIVE-MILLION dollars for construction and another TWO MILLION for exhibits.
They hope to complete renovations to the old N&W Passenger station and build a new gallery for the Link photographs by July 2003.

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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[SS=NONE]

Still to come on News-7, a local theater is giving an education to some local high school students...
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and also, got a taste for the suds? Some microbreweries were showing off their latest brews in downtown Roanoke. We'll have more in just a minute, but first let's check in with Jacey in the WeatherCenter.
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[Micro-Brew]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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Something is brewing in downtown Roanoke this evening.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The fourth annual Microfestivus is going on at this hour at First Union Plaza.
For five dollars, you get to sample more than thirty different microbrews and hear different bands perform on stage.


Proceeds benefit activities at Center in the Square.
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[SOT 1:42:35]
[IN Q=We do several social activities]

((KRISTA VANNOY/FESTIVAL ORGANIZER: WE DO SEVERAL SOCIAL ACITIVITIES AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES TO DRAW YOUNG ADULTS INTO SQUARE IN THE SQUARE AND MAKE THEM A LITTLE BIT MORE FAMILIAR WITH WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE BUILDING WITH THE DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS WITH THE THEATER AND THE MUSEUMS AND GET THEM INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Krista Vannoy/Festival Organizer]
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[OUT Q=in the community]
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[VO-NAT]


Organizers hope to raise several thousand dollars from this event.
Tonight's festival continues until eight o'clock at the First Union Plaza in downtown.
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[Kiln-Interns]


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The Theater at Lime Kiln near Lexington is hoping a new program will help high school students get an education in the theater.
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]

Eight high school interns have been learning all facets of the theater, from the business side to the stage for the last six weeks. The program is funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, in hopes the students can return to their high school theaters with a more complete understanding of the business.
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[SOT 2:17:01]
[IN Q=We've tried to do...]
[SUPER=01-Cydney Davis-English/Theater at Lime Kiln;]

((CYDNEY DAVIS-ENGLISH/LIME KILN THEATER; WE'VE TRIED TO DO A SMORGASBOARD OF THEATER, SO THEY'VE SEEN THE INS AND OUTS, BEHIND THE SCENES, BEHIND THE STAGE, AND BEEN INVOLVED IN THE PLAYWRITING PROCESS AND THE ACTING PROCESS, AND PUTTING A SHOW TOGETHER. SO THERE'S BEEN A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE, FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN COSTUMING, OR IN WRITING, OR IN THE PERFORMANCE SIDE.))
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[OUT Q=in the performance side.]
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[VO-NAT]

As their final project, the teens wrote and acted in a play about the Greek goddess of Love, Aphrodite, returning to earth as a divorce lawyer. The play wraps up tonight.
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[Midsummer-Dream]


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Virginia Western Theatre is in the midst of its Renaissance Festival. This year's Shakespeare contribution is "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Shannon Young stopped by dress rehearsal for this week's Time Off.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="The course of true love never did run smooth."]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rafe Telsch/Director; :15]
[SUPER=01-Chris Lanza/"Bad" Puck; :49-QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Katie Futrell/"Good" Puck; :59-QUICK]
[SUPER=@Shannon1;1:14]
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[OUT Q=STD]


(("The course of true love never did run smooth." With that one line the Bard sums up the confusion running rampant through "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
[SOT 00:33-00:46]
[IN Q=It's a love story...]

(( a woman and the woman ends up being scorned.))
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[OUT Q=the woman ends up being scorned.]

The play focuses on three couples: Hermia and Demetrius, Helena and Lysander and Oberon and Titania. Their relationship woes are orchestrated by fairies and are merrily viewed by Puck, a character who's personality traits are so diverse that Director Rafe Telsch split the role between actors.
[SOT 1:50-2:01]
[IN Q=We have two Pucks.]

((We have two Pucks. Puck is played as a dual being. One that is governed more by passions and one that is governed more by the heart and mind.))
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[OUT Q=by the heart and mind.]
[SOT 4:59-5:09]
[IN Q=I'm the one who's messes with everyone...]

((I'm the one who messes with everyone. I'm the one who does all the bad things... very mischievious.))
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[OUT Q=all the bad things. Very mischievious.]
[SOT 5:10-5:18]
[IN Q=I'm the one who's romantic...]

((I'm the one who's romantic, loves nature, is happy about everything and wants everything to be perfect.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=wants everything to be perfect.]

Which it is, at various moments throughout the play... as when Titania thinks she's fallen for a man who's been transformed into a donkey.
[SOT 29:47-29:50]
[IN Q=Me thinks I desire...]

((Me thinks I desire a bottle of hay.))
[RUNS= :02]
[OUT Q=a bottle of hay.]

In the end, love's crooked path straightens out and the fairies learn their lesson. The actors hope you'll join them in the twisted trip and become as fond of the silliness as they are.
[SOT 6:03-6:14]
[IN Q=I love this play and I've never heard of it being done this way.]

((I love this play and I've never heard of it being done this way. But it's been a really fun time and I think it'll be fun for everyone who comes.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=fun for everyone who comes.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Roanoke.))

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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[SS=NONE]


Still to come, Roy Stanley will join us with highlights from today's round of the P-G-A Championship...
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[VO-NAT]

but before that, a local beauty pagent is proving that you're only as old as you feel. Stay with us there's more to come on News 7 at 6.
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[Senior-Pageant]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[WRITER=jen]
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Here she comes, Miss Virginia Senior Citizen... The pageant has been around since 1993 and proves age doesn't have to come before beauty. Brent Watts has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Ok Our next contestant]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[SUPER=01-Ruth Williams/Pageant Director; :23]
[SUPER=01-Janie Howell/Contestant; :38]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=glad they came (clapping)]
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[SS=none]

The Miss Virginia Senior Citizen Pageant will be held tonight at the William Fleming High School Auditorium beginning at 7:30. Admission is ten dollars.

[Sports Tease]


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And coming up in sports, Blue Hills golf course is holding a 2 man amateur team championship Ryan Newman wins in Michigan.
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[VO-NAT]


And Steve Mason will check in with a report on the V-M-I defense as the Keydets prepare for their season opener.
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[S-PGA]


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[WRITER=rst]
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David Toms made a hole in one on the 15-th hole and he has a 2 stroke lead on Phil Mickelson after three rounds of the P-G-A championship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Duluth, GA/TNT SPORTS; :]


It was another hot day at the Atlanta Athletic Club.
Two time defending champion Tiger Woods at the 9-th hole with a sand wedge. He knocks it in the hole for the Eagle Woods shooting a 69 today putting him at 1 under 209 through 54 holes.
But Nick Faldo hit the shot of the day. On the Par 3 204 yard 4th hole his 4 iron shot hits the green and rolls into the cup for a hole in one. Faldo finished his round with 71 putting him at 212, 2 over par with the final round scheduled for tomorrow.
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[TALENT=Roy]
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By the way you can catch the final round on Your Hometown Station tomorrow beginning at 2 oclock.






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The first annual Kroger Cup Blue Hills 2 man Open championship teed off this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


46 2 man teams took on the course at Blue Hills in a very unique format for the 2 day tournament.
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[IN Q="There are...]
[SUPER=01-Billy King/Blue Hills Club Pro; :]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=......more competative. "]
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[VO-NAT]


The tournament is open from amateur's in and out of the state of Virginia. It will become an annual event that will be held this time of the year in the future.
The hopes are to attract the top amateur's throughout the region.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="This time...]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=.....other team."]
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[S-Defense]


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The VMI football team opens the season August 30th on the road against Duquesne, a team that scored 57 points on the Keydets last year. The VMI defense is the focus of Steve Mason's chat with one of the Keydets top linebackers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Bradley/VMI Outside Linebacker; :10]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/Furman vs. VMI; :17]
[SUPER=01-Cal McCombs/VMI Third Year Head Coach; 1:04]
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[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
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[WRITER=rst]
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Ryan Newman dominated the Busch race at Michigan winning the NAPA 250.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Brooklyn, MI/TNT SPORTS; :]


A caution turned the race into a 10 laps shoot out and Newman would hold off Kevin Harvick taking the checkered flag.
Newman led 119 of 125 laps in getting the Busch victory.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="So many....]
[SUPER=01-Ryan Newman/NAPA 250 Winner; :]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=.....at Michigan]
[ANCHOR=Roy]
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Harvick was second, Tony Raines third, Jimmie Johnson fourth and Mike McLaughlin fifth. Jeff Burton finished 10-th.