[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A dangerously low Carvins Cove leaves Roanoke City thirsting for other alternatives.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And the dollar of the hour in Floyd is designed to keep currency in the community.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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In sports, the Roanoke Valley horse show begins in Salem today, Salem Avalanche manager Stu Cole grades his team after the first half,
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[VO-NAT]


and pop diva Brittany Spears teams up with NASCAR to make a movie, the story in sports.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[SS=None]


Sunny, dry, pleasant weather, but that's not making the water situation any better. We'll check on the chances of rainfall late in the week coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at six is next.
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[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


One-tenth of an foot separates the City of Roanoke from mandatory water restrictions.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Tonight City Council discusses which resources will be tapped next.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[City-Council]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#02-14 TC1:37:39]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


It's likely Roanoke's main water supply, Carvins Cove, will fall to 26 feet below the spillway by tomorrow.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Mandatory water restrictions call for the implementation of a plan council created months ago.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Jennifer/Microwave]


Jennifer Miele attended this afternoon's council session and is downtown tonight with more on that plan.
[Live=Jennifer Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
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(Rollcue: fines could be issued. )
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[SUPER=01-Mike McEvoy/Roanoke Utilities Director; 00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=with the people there.]
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[VO-NAT]

[***JENNIFER'S MIC HOT***]
(adlib)
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove/Yesterday]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUTQ= falls below 26 feet.]
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[Live=Jennifer Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
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[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Jennifer/Microwave]



[Forest-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=csc]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC1:53:41]
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A forest fire near the Blue Ridge Parkway in Rockbridge County continues to burn out of control at this hour..
It has a lot of residents concerned -- and as Chris Schaffer reports, crews are using every weapon in their arsenal to get a handle on that fire.
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]
[SUPER=01-Deanna Akins/U. S. Forest Service]
[SUPER=01-Joby Barnes/U. S. Forest Service]
[SUPER=20-Chris Schaffer]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q="news-7 rockbridge county"]

(((nats - helicopter aerials)
From the air it's easy to see the damage the fire is doing
(nats - helicopter aerials)


And what it's already done -- almost 2-thousand acres burned

[SOT]
[IN Q=4:21]

(("THE FIRE OF COURSE HAS GROWN ON ITS OWN BECAUSE IT IS A NATURAL FIRE, BUT WHERE THEY WENT AROUND AND DID THE PERIMETER LINES AND THE BLACKENED PART AND IT'S BURNING IN HAS MADE IT A LARGER ACERAGE")) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q="a larger acerage"]


The fire could scorch another 17-hundred or more acres before its burned out.. recent rains haven't helped..

[SOT]
[IN Q=1:46]

(("A LITTLE BIT OF RAIN CAN HINDER IT MORE AND PUSH THEM BACK BECAUSE YOU MAY HAVE SOMETHING PLANNED ON THE BURN YOU KNOW AROUND THE BLACKENED PART.")) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q="the blackened part"]


The fire's burning in "hells gate canyon," but late this afternoon two helicopters began dumping water on a some fast-moving flames running along a ridge to the north.

(nats - water dumping)


In addition to the water drops, crews on the ground are getting some high-tech help from above.

(nats - burning ball)


They're called ignition spheres -- and they look just like ping-pong balls. But these balls contain chemicals that ignite as they're dropped -- taking away fuel from the original fire.

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[in q=17:12]

(("WHAT WE DO IS WE JUST FILL IN -- ONCE IT'S BURNED OUT AND THEY'VE GOT A GOOD BUFFER, THE HAND LINE AND THE BLACK LINE THEN WE CAN GO IN THERE AND JUST BURN THE REST OF IT OUT SO IT'S A GOOD SECURE LINE")) [runs":10]
[out q="good secure line"]


This helicopter dropped more than 3-thousand this morning, and it's getting ready to drop another 8-thousand tomorrow. It's a technique aimed at keeping crews on the ground safe.

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[IN Q=2:37]

(("ESPECIALLY WITH THE STEEP TERRAIN THAT WE HAVE YOU KNOW THE SAFETY OF THE FIREFIGHTERS IS NUMBER ONE.")) [RUNS":06]
[OUT Q="is number one"]


The fire spread past that ridge over the weekend, now its well within the view of a number of people who live in this area. But officials say it is burning within the fire lines and they still say it will be fully contained by wednesday.
Chris Schaffer, news-7 Rockbridge county.))

[NAACP-Lottery]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-17 TC1:13:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Virginia Lottery is facing charges of racial discrimination.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Reginald Goodwyn, a former employee, is suing the state agency for wrongful termination.
Goodwyn, an African-American, was fired after being accused of sexually harassing the manager of a store he serviced.
Goodwyn said he was treated differently than other employees facing similar charges.
The Virginia office of the NAACP is supporting the lawsuit and calling for other Virginia Lottery employees to come forward if they believe they've been discriminating against.
The Virginia Lottery says the allegations of racial discrimination are "unfair."
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[SOT 16:01:58]
[IN Q=I would have to say that]
[SUPER=01-Ed Scarborough/Virginia Lottery]
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[VO-NAT]


Goodwyn is asking for 5 million dollars in lost wages and punitive damages.
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[Kilgore]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC1:17:43]
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With Vance Wilkins out of the House Speaker's chair, Virginia Republicans need to refocus and move on.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


That's the opinion of Attorney General Jerry Kilgore who led the call for Wilkins' resignation last week in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal.
Kilgore says Wilkins accomplished a lot for Virginians and for his party, but couldn't realistically stay on as speaker.
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[SOT 14:51:31]
[IN Q=I think the]

((JERRY KILGORE/VA ATTORNEY GENERAL: I THINK THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS BIGGER THAN ONE PERSON AND I THINK WE MOVE ON. WE ELECT A NEW SPEAKER AND THAT SPEAKER TAKES OVER AS A LEADER AND WE START TALKING ABOUT BOLD IDEAS THAT GOT US WHERE WE ARE TODAY.))
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[OUT Q=where we are today.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bedford delegate Lacey Putney will assume the speaker's post at least temporarily when Wilkins officially resigns.

Putney said today he's unsure whether he'll have the time, both personally and professionally, to handle the duties of the position.
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[GOP]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=]
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The state G-O-P announced today it has hired Aaron Leibowitz as executive director of the Republican Party of Virginia. He's from Temple, Texas, though his wife is a Richmond native who was raised in Newport News. Liebowitz is 35, has worked in insurance as well as politics. The state party chairman says Liebowitz was selected from 50 candidates, after an exhaustive national search.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


A flag lost by Virgnia troops during the Civil War is coming home.
Details on that when NEws 7 at Six returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus Floyd County cashes in with its very own local currency.
We'll explain what "Floyd Hours" are all about.
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[Floyd-Currency]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


In Floyd County, people are using funny money.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The region has started using its own local currency called "Floyd Hours."
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]

The money has been in circulation for about 6-months and unlike, counterfeit bills, has real value. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon explains...
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[SUPER=01-Tara Neitzey/Blue Nova Computing; :18]
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[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Floyd County.]

(( At Blue Nova Computing, co-owner Tara (Night-see) Neitzey describes the exchange of Floyd Hours as a simple barter.

The bills are blue ink landscapes of the region, complete with serial numbers. They're exchanged by businesses or individuals for supplies and services.
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[SOT 40:05:05]
[IN Q=the hours]

((TARA NEITZEY/BLUE NOVA COMPUTING; THE HOURS COME IN WHERE I CAN DO SOMETHING FOR YOU BUT THEN I CAN TAKE THIS HOUR AND INSTEAD OF YOU DOING SOMETHING FOR ME I CAN GO AND GET MY CAR FIXED.))
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((RACHEL CANNON/RCANNON@WDBJ7.COM; AT LEAST 35 BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS ARE INVOLVED IN THE EXCHANGE, THEY CAN BE FOUND IN THE HOURS DIRECTORY, IT SHOWS WHO ACCEPTS THE HOURS AND WHAT SERVICES THEY PROVIDE.))
[OUT Q=THEY PROVIDE.]

The idea is to keep spending at the local level. Neitzey says she decided to become an "hours accepting location" because she was already using the barter system. For many in Floyd County it's away of life.
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[SOT 39:16:28]
[IN Q=it's not]

((TARA NEITZEY/BLUE NOVA COMPUTING; IT'S NOT TRYING TO REPLACE MONEY I THINK THAT'S THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION, IT'S TO COMPLIMENT IT AND ALSO TO HELP KEEPING THE MONEY IN FLOYD COUNTY.))
[OUT Q=COUNTY.]

The hours are often used in combination with regular money. Neitzey says the exchange is slowly catching on. One hour is equal to 10-dollars while another bill known as a quarter hour is worth 2.50. Neitzey hopes with word of mouth, more people will use then and invest in the local economy. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Floyd County.))
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]

Officials say the idea for "hours" came from Ithaca, New York where the local hour currency is a huge success. In Floyd County, it took about 2-years for a non-profit group to get the bills up and running.


[Health-Sciences]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-24 TC09:00]
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The College of Health Sciences will soon be under new leadership.
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[VO-NAT :21]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Roanoke institution today announced Carol Seaver will take over as its president this fall. Seaver currently serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee/Knoxville. Along with nursing, she holds degrees in education and science. She says, so far, she likes what she's seen of the school.
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[IN Q=My first impressions of the faculty...]

((CAROL SEAVER/INCOMING PRESIDENT/COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES: MY FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF THE FACULTY ARE THAT THEY'RE HARD-WORKING AND CARE DEEPLY ABOUT THEIR STUDENTS AS WHOLE PEOPLE RATHER THAN JUST BEING CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR ACADEMIC PROGRESS.))
[SUPER=01-Carol Seaver/Incoming President/College of Health Sciences;]
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[OUT Q=about their academic progress.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

Seaver will take over for Harry Nickens who left the post last December to lead the College Foundation. She'll assume full-time duties October first.


[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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Wall Street has finally sustained a rally, after four weeks of selling. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/213.21/9687.42/x/48.55/1553.29;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW climbed 213 points.
NASDAQ gained 48 and a half.
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[Flag-Return]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-12 TC1:53:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A long-fought-over Civil War flag is being returned to Virginia soil.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


The regimental flag of the 28th Virginia Infantry was captured during the Battle of Gettysburg.
It's been on display in Minnesota despite a 1905 Congressional order to return Civil War flags to their respecti

ve states.
A group of reenactors from the Roanoke area has been lobbying for its return.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]
Today, those reenactors announced that the Minnesota Historical Society will return the flag to the Department o

f Defense.
It will go on display when the National Museum of the United States Army opens in 2009 at Fort Belvoir, near Washignton D-C.

[Governors-Cup]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-20 TC1:39:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke County wine is the toast of the state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Amrhein Wine Cellars beat out other Virginia vineyards to win the Governor's Cup Wine Competition today.
The winning vintage is a 2001 Viognier (v-own-YAY).
Russ AmRhein owns the local vineyard on Bent Mountain.
He says Southwest Virginia is a great place to make wine.
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[SOT 15:48:49]
[IN Q=The Blue Ridge Mountains is a fabulous]
[SUPER=01-Russ AmRhein/AmRhein Wine Cellars]
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[OUT Q=best in the state of Virginia.]
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[VO-NAT]


AmRhein recommends serving the winning wine with pasta and cream sauce, chicken and salads.
It goes on sale tomorrow.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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Brittany Spears and NASCAR, we will explain, the Avalanche offers a mid season progress report, world cup action


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[VO-NAT]

and the Roanoke Valley Horse show has invaded Salem once again, a report in a few.
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[S-Spears]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-115 2:01:10]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR]


Brittany Spears and NASCAR are making a movie that the pop diva will star in , but not drive in.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]

Brittany Spears Productions and NASCAR have signed an agreement to produce a dramatic feature film. The project is in the preliminary writing and development stages. The movie will feature real NASCAR drivers, race teams and real competition. The movie will tell the story of the daughter of a successful modern day NASCAR team owner who tries to inspire a former driver to regain his desire to return to racing.
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[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-126 8:18]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche]


The Salem Avalanche is taking a break for tomorrow night's annual all star game, which will be played in Wilmington Delaware at Daniel S. Frawly Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Salem finished the first half in second place in the Southern Division. The Avs first half record was 39 and 31. Manager Stu Cole offers his midseason progress report.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stu Cole/Avalanche Manager; :00]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=.....where we at right now"]
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[S-HORSE]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mdo]
[TAPE#=SP-123 14:38]
[GRAPHIC=news 7 sports]


The Salem Civic Center has once again been transformed into the Roanoke Valley Horse show.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


That's because the Civic Center is playing host to the Roanoke Valley Horse Show which will entertain nearly 1,000 competitors throughout the week. The transformation of a basketball court to a show ring and parking lots to horse stalls makes this show unique.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Well, this is..."]
[SUPER=01-Glenn Petty/Manager of Roanoke Valley Horse Show; :00]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q="tackrooms."]
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[VO-NAT]


The Roanoke Valley Horse Show is the only horse show that the City of Salem hosts, making it a very attractive event to the area. By the end of the week, the seats inside the Civic Center will be filled with spectators.
[SOT]
[IN Q="One of the .."]
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[OUT Q="really special."]
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[S-hockey]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mdo]
[TAPE#=SP-121 19:46]
[GRAPHIC=NHL]


Detroit Red Wings won their 10th Stanley Cup Championship recently, beating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 in the best of seven series. Today, fans packed themselves into Hart Plaza this afternoon in Detroit to honor them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI; :00]


The tens of thousands of fans were there to celebrate the Stanley Cup title and to beg the team to strive for another title next year. The parade was the last one for Red Wings coach Scotty Bowman who announced his retirement after the Red Wings clinched the Stanley Cup with a 3-1 win over the Hurricanes. Bowman is one of the best coaches in history having won nine Stanley Cups.
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[S-Calvin]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-119 1:48:53]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


Former Roanoke Express defenseman Calvin Elfring is playing pro hockey overseas in Germany. So far he enjoys the European style of play, which is different from U.S. hockey.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Calvin Elfring/Former EXpress Defenseman; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=....finnesse game"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake; :00]

We caught up with Elfring on a fishing trip with some of his Express friends Daniel Berthiaume, Mike Peron and Pete Gardiner. His overseas experience will prepare him for life far beyond hockey.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=......another culture"]
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[S-Cup]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-125 4:27]
[GRAPHIC=world cup]


On to soccer. The United States is in the final eight of the world soccer championship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Korea/ESPN; :00]

They got in by beating regional rival Mexico 2-to-0 in South Korea. It's their best showing for the U-S since the first World Cup in 1930. Brian McBride scored the first goal for the United States, he scores at the eight minute mark of the game.
Landon Donovan scored the other goal for the U.S. Donavan finds the back of the net at the 65th minute, and it was a header. Goalkeeper Brad Friedel (FREE'-duhl) made six saves in the win. The U-S plays Germany in the quarterfinals on Friday.


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[anchor=steve]
[ANCOR=world cup]


Brazil moved into the World Cup quarterfinals with a 2-to-0 win over Belgium. They take on England in Friday's matc h.