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Coming up on News 7-
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Yesterday he admitted stealing loads of cash from the county.. so will Sid Clower keep his job?
A big fraud at a really big company.
Plus let the competition begin- Miss Virginia candidates arrive in town.
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And thieves make off with kegs from one Roanoke nightspot.
News 7 is next.

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[sot 15:26:31]
[IN Q= It still hurts]

((BILL ADKINS: IT STILL HURTS TO KNOW A MAN WHO HAD SO MUCH TO OFFER AND HAD SUCH A GOOD FAMILY WASTED SO MUCH WITH THIS.))
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[OUT Q= WITH THIS.]
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A day after pleading guilty to embezzling public money-- Sid Clower is fired from both his jobs.
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[Clower]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Henry County Board of Supervisors and Public Service Authority both voted to oust the embattled administrator. But county officials aren't through with Clower just yet. [***CLOWER FIRED GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa/Pulpit;]

Teresa Hamilton was in Henry County earlier tonight and is here now to explain. Jean, the P-S-A says it plans to sue Clower to recover the nearly 800- thousand dollars he stole from the agency.
[LIVE=Teresa /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]

The county's water authority will also be keeping a much closer eye on its finances.
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[IN Q=All in favor]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]
[SUPER=01-Bill Adkins/Henry Co. PSA Vice-Chairman; ]
[SUPER=01-Tim Hall/Henry Co. Spokesman; ]
[SUPER=01-Paula Burnette/Henry Co. Supervisor; ]
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[OUT Q=didn't say anything.]
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[in q= All in favor]

((ALL IN FAVOR RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND... IT'S UNANIMOUS.)) [runs06]
[out q= it's unanimous.]

The Henry County Public Service Authority didn't take long to make a decision regarding its former leader. Members voted unanimously to terminate Sid Clower as head of the county's water authority. But the board isn't through with its former top official. The agency plans to sue Clower to recover its missing money-- a tough decision for a board that's still reeling from the past three months.
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[sot 15:23:38 tape 1]
[in q= I know he ]

((I KNOW HE WAS ONE OF THE BEST ADMINISTRATORS THAT THIS COUNTY HAS EVER HAD LEAVING OUT THIS ONE INSTANCE AND HE HAD A COMPASSIONATE HEAR FOR PEOPLE AND HE TURNED DOWN RAISES HE TOOK A TEN PERCENT CUT BUT OF COURSE HE COULD AFFORD IT UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES.)) [runs17] [out q- under the circumstances.] All kidding aside-- the P-S-A says it has also taken on a new philosophy. County spokesman Tim Hall says Clower was questioned numerous times about invoices-- but says Clower always had an answer and was taken at his word.
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[sot 15:27:59 tape 1]
[IN Q= The invoices]

((THE INVOICES FOR THIS ACCOUNT WENT DIRECTLY TO SID, I CAN GUARANTEE YOU THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN.)) ((THAT PROCESS IS GONE.)) [RUNS07]
[out q= that process is gone.]
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[sot 00:40:59 tape 2]
[in q=You know]

((YOU KNOW I GUESS THAT'S THE SAD THING, THAT IT WAS SO PERSISTENT, SO CONTINUOUS, YOU KNOW, NO ONE PICKED UP ON IT AND I WOULD HOPE THAT THERE IS NO ONE WHO KNEW ABOUT IT AND YOU KNOW DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING.)) [runs16]))
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[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Pulpit]

As we mentioned earlier-- the county board of supervisors also met tonight-- voting unanimously to fire Sid Clower as County Administrator...
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa /Pulpit;]

Jean, there are still a lot of people who care about Clower-- just before the board took its vote-- the board bowed its head in prayer-- as the speaker mentioned keeping Clower and his family in their thoughts.

[MCI-Worldcom]


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It could be one of the largest corporate frauds in history.
Executives in a company were apparently making up profitable numbers that really were not there.
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This time it is telecommunications giant World Com-
The Wall Street journal's online edition cites sources as saying the financial gimmick boosted the firm's cash flow and profits over the past five quarters.
The company found the alleged fraud during an internal investigation- World com has reportedly fired it's longtime chief financial officer-
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[Adelphia]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Meanwhile a big crash in the cable T-V industry.
A source says Alephia Communications is in the process of filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
The nation's sixth largest cable T-V company had been scrambling to sell assets-
Adelphia provides cable service to a number of area communities.

[Burrow]


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The man who ran the D-Day memorial foundation... until just after the National Memorial was dedicated ...declared his innocence in court today.
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Richard Burrow said he is NOT guilty of defrauding the Foundation, the taxpayers or banks. His arraignment was attended by a large crowd of supporters- -including the former CHAIRMAN of the Foundation.
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[SOT 1:52:25]
[IN Q=We all wanted]

((WE ALL WANTED TO HAVE THE MEMORIAL READY AND PRESENTABLE FOR THE VETERANS, FOR THE PRESIDENT AND FOR THE POPULATION. THE CONTRACTORS WERE THREATENING TO LEAVE THE JOB. AND IT WAS A MAD SCRAMBLE TO FIND THE MONEY.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Bob Slaughter/Former D-Day Foundation Chairman]
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[OUT Q=mad scramble to find the money.]
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Slaughter says Burrow worked tirelessly to get the Memorial ready for last year's dedication. He cannot believe that what Burrow did amounts to a crime. Burrow was released on bond, pending trial in September.
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[County-Water]


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The drought may be sapping water supplies everywhere ... but Roanoke County wants citizens to know it has PLENTY.


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The Spring Hollow Reservoir is pumping out 11 million gallons a day ... selling 4 million of it to Roanoke City.
The reservoir CAN produce 15 million gallons of treated water a day ... so officials say no conservation measures are needed.
All the same, county officials say the time has arrived to build a regional water authority.
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[IN Q=We're ]

((BUTCH CHURCH/CHAIRMAN: WE'RE READY, WILLING AND ABLE TO WORK OUT SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO BE FIT FOR OUR PEOPLE AND THE CITIZENS OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
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[OUT Q=of the Roanoke Valley.]
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The county is still taking extra precautions because of the drought.
It's bringing several old wells back on line and working reservoir employees overtime.
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[L'burg-Water]


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Lynchburg officials say they don't see a need to implement any kind of water restrictions either.
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That's because in addition to its main supply at the Pedlar Reservoir, the city can also draw water from the James River.
Authorities say the reservoir is about 70 inches below the spillway and dropping fast.. but the James is a reliable backup even in the driest of times.
They plan to start drawing from the James sooner rather than later.
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[IN Q=Not so much]

((STEPHEN BONTRAGER/LYNCHBURG UTILITIES: NOT SO MUCH URGENCY BUT GO AHEAD AND PLAN TO UTILIZE OUR RESOURCE AND HOW WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND DO THAT. SO ONE OF THE THINGS WE'RE GOING TO START DOING IS START PULLING IN JAMES RIVER WATER A LITTLE BIT SOONER THAN WHAT WE NORMALLY WOULD JUST TO GO AHEAD AND STOP THE FREE-FALL IN THE RESERVOIR.))
[SUPER=01-Stephen Bontrager/Lynchburg Utilities Director]
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[OUT Q=free-fall in the reservoir.]
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Bontrager (BAHN-tray-ger) predicts the Pedlar will drop to 160 inches below the spillway sometime this summer.
That is the minimum level that the city can draw water before switching to river water entirely.
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[Historic-District]


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A Lynchburg man has won his fight to put steel doors on his home.. despite the fact that he lives in a historic district where such doors are prohibited.
As Steve Smallshaw reports, historic preservationists hope tonight's city council decision doesn't "open the door" for more radical changes.
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[SUPER=01-Bobby Slaughter/Homeowner; :22]
[SUPER=01-Joe Seiffert/Lynchburg Council Member; :33]
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[SUPER=01-Melanie Mott/Historic Preservation Commission; 1:15]
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(( Since he bought his house twelve years ago, Bobby Slaughter figures he's spent about forty thousand dollars improving it.
Now, with a daughter headed to college he's hoping to save a little money by installing less expensive and more energy-efficient steel doors.
The problem is Slaughter lives in the Diamond Hill historic district.. where such modern changes are not allowed.
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((BOBBY SLAUGHTER/HOMEOWNER: BASED ON MY NEEDS AS A HOMEOWNER, WHERE DO MY RIGHTS STOP AT? THIS IS MY HOME AND THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO PUT ON IT. WHAT SOMEONE ELSE CAN TELL ME WHAT THEY THINK I SHOULD PUT ON IT I THINK IS UNFAIR.))
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((JOE SEIFFERT/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IF THE STEEL DOOR IS PAINTED WHAT WOULD BE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WOOD DOOR AND A STEEL DOOR AS FAR AS IT BEING PAINTED? PEOPLE WOULDN'T KNOW.))
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[OUT Q=wouldn't know.]


But the national guidelines recommend using only wood doors to match what was originally on the house.
For that reason the local historic preservation commission denied Slaughter's original request.. but city council voted 4 to 3 to overrule them.
Slaughter calls it a victory for the common man.
[SOT 17:36:52]

((SLAUGHTER: I HOPE THIS SENDS A MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE IN RIVERMONT THAT THEY CAN STILL BE ABLE TO ACHIEVE WHAT THEY WANT TO ACHIEVE NOW THAT THEY ARE A HISTORIC DISTRICT AS WELL.))
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[OUT Q=as well.]

[Standup ] ((And that has preservationists worried that city council may have set a dangerous precedent.. that by over-riding the historic district guidelines in this one case, are they now more likely to do it again?))
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[OUT Q=do it again.]
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((MELANIE MOTT/HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION: WE'LL SEE IN THE FUTURE. I CAN'T SPEAK FOR THEM I DON'T KNOW WHAT WILL COME UP IN THE FUTURE, BUT I AM DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS DECISION.))
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[OUT Q=with this decision.]


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[Speaker]


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Stafford Delegate Bill Howell is on his way to becoming the next Speaker of Virginia's House of Delegates.
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Another of his potential rivals for the seat, Delegate Phil Hamilton of Newport News, bowed out of the race today.


As the field of candidates continues to narrow, most Republicans say that Howell has the support to assure his election in January as the successor to Speaker Vance Wilkins.
Governor Mark Warner had some advice for House Republicans who are meeting in July to choose the next Speaker.
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[SOT 15:05:40-53]
[IN Q=The caucus would operate at its own peril]
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[OUT Q=not what we want here in Richmond.]
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Howell, who was first elected to the House in 1988, is the only announced candidate for Speaker.
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[Corned-Beef]


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Roanoke police are investigating a "LAGER" larceny.
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Officers say someone stole four kegs of beer from Roanoke nightspot Corned Beed and Company.
They believe the theives broke into a locked outdoor walk-in cooler last night.
Roanoke County dispatchers also received an anonymous phone call from a pay phone this morning stating that the kegs were being stolen.
Police would like to speak with whomever made that call.
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The man charged with conspiring with the September eleventh hijackers remains defiant.
Details when News 7 returns.
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Plus, the cleanup of Roanoke County's huge illegal tire dump is complete... but it carries a hefty price tag.
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[Sports-preview]


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[IN Q=Hey folks....]
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[OUT Q=...the Big 7"]
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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Salem Avalanche mixes it up tonight with Myrtle Beach in game two of their series. The Caps hire a young 37 year old coach while an old 37 year old goalie calls it quits. Selling day two of the Barbers' camp is all about location, location, location. The Wizards trade a former UVa star to the Hornets tonight.

And Wimbledon is full of fun - head's up ladies. Tonight on the Big7.)) [Tire-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Roanoke County is no longer home to the state's largest illegal tire dump.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The Keeling Tire dump -- once a Superfund site filled with millions of tires -- is now clean and green.
These are pictures taken of the site last week.
Federal and state agencies removed 10-thousand tons of tires and waste.
It took only three months to clean up...
Officials say NO groundwater was contaminated.
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[SOT 38:22 - :29]
[IN Q=We really]

((FUZZY MINNIX/CAVE SPRING DISTRICT: WE REALLY DODGED THE BULLET THERE AND I'M GRATEFUL IT CAME OUT SO WELL.))
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[OUT Q=out so well.]
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After the county gets reimbursed, officials estimate it will have spent 50-thousand dollars on the tire fire.
The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Environmental Quality spent more than two MILLION dollars.

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[Arizona-fires]


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Flames are burning at the edge of Show Low Arizona-
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[SUPER=03-Show Low, AZ]


Today firefighters took advantage of the stable weather by burning away dry timber and brush- potential fuel for the flames.
But even with the newly created buffer zone there is still a fear the wildfire could leap across the highway and wreak havoc on the town.
The fire has already scorched more than 375-thousand acres and destroyed between 200 and 400 homes.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Bush-Wildfires]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SUPER=03-Eagar, AZ;]


President Bush got a glimpse of the fire that's forced 30-thousand people from their homes in Arizona.
He met with firefighters and then stopped a a school sheltering some of the evacuees.
He told them we're all in this together and that the American people are pulling for them.
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[IN Q=]

((THEY UNDERSTAND THE SUFFERING AS YOU WORRY ABOUT YOUR PRECIOUS POSSESSION- YOUR HOME. THEY UNDERSTAND THAT A LOT OF YOU ARE LIVING IN TENTS WHEN YOU'D RATHER BE IN YOUR OWN BED. THEY CRY FOR YOU. THEY HURT WITH YOU.))
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[OUT Q=they hurt with you.]
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Today the President declared parts of Arizona a federal disaster area- allowing money to help fight the fires and to help fire victims.
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[Moussaoui-Arraigned]


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The only man facing charges in the September 11th attacks appeared in Federal Court again today.
Zacarious Moussaoui went before a judge to enter a plea, but as Aleen Sirgany reports, when Moussaoui refused to cooperate - things didn't go quite as planned.
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[SOT 16:51:21]
[IN Q=Zacarious Moussaoui arrived at...]
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[SUPER=01-Alan Yamamoto/Moussaoui Stand-by Counsel]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Alexandria,Virginia.]

(( ZACARIOUS MOUSSAOUI ARRIVED AT HIS "SECOND" ARRAIGNMENT JUST AS HE DID HIS FIRST...UNDER HEAVY SECURITY...AT A COURTHOUSE RINGED WITH FEDERAL MARSHALS. DRESSED IN A GREEN PRISON UNIFORM, MOUSSAOUI FACED THE JUDGE AS SHE READ THE SIX COUNTS AGAINST HIM. THEY ARE THE SAME CHARGES THAT APPEARED IN THE ORIGINAL INDICTMENT. THE NEW ONE SIMPLY CHANGES SOME DATES AND ELIMINATES ALLEGATIONS THAT MOUSSAOUI HAD INFORMATION ABOUT CROP DUSTING PLANES. ALAN YAMAMOTO/MOUSSAOUI STANDBY COUNSEl:"THEY'RE FAIRLY MINOR CHANGES W/RESPECT TO THE INDICTMENT" MOUSSAOUI REFUSED TO ENTER A PLEA...SO THE JUDGE ENTERED A NOT GUILTY PLEA FOR HIM. AND AS HE HAS DONE DURING EARLIER COURT APPEARANCES.. MOUSSAOUI ARGUED WITH THE JUDGE OVER COURTROOM PROCEDURE. SHE TOLD HIM QUOTE, "YOU DON'T CONTROL THE COURTROOM. I DO." HE SHOT BACK, "SINCE THE BEGINNING, YOU ARE INTERFERING WITH MY RIGHT TO REPRESENT MYSELF." BUT THE JUDGE THREATENED TO TAKE AWAY THAT RIGHT IF HE CONTINUED TO ARGUE. A COURT-APPOINTED, STAND-IN ATTORNEY SAYS HE IS PREPARED TO STEP IN. YAMAMOTO:I WILL CONTINUE TO TRY TO SEE HIM HOPEFULLY AT SOME POINT HE'LL TALK TO ME. THE JUDGE TURNED DOWN MOUSSAOUI'S REQUEST FOR A CHANGE IN VENUE. SHE THEN SET A TRIAL DATE FOR SEPTEMBER 30TH. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA.))
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Still ahead... the Miss Virginia contestants hit the Star City and hit the links.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus Amtrak and the government could be close to an agreement... but if it doesn't come by July 4th, riders may have to celebrate at home.
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[Commercial]

[Amtrak]


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Amtrak riders may mark Independence Day by taking their last ride on Amtrak.
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[Super=04-File Tape;]


Amtrak's president says the railroad can keep running into next week- but the cash situation will become critical on Thursday- the fourth of July- or Friday.
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Amtrak says it needs 200-million dollars to avoid a shutdown-
Earlier today the Transportation Secretary said a resolution is close.
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[SOT 53]
[IN Q=I think]

((NORMAN MINETA/SECREATARY OF TRANSPORTATION: I THINK WE ARE VERY CLOSET O A SOLUTION TO HELP AMTRAK.))
[SUPER=01-Norman Mineta/Secretary of Transportation;]
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[OUT Q=to help Amtrak.]
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[VO-NAT conus 20:27:00 last night 15 plus pad]


Mineta says no one wants to see Amtrak die but says the railroad must institute financial reforms- Amtrak lost more than one BILLION dollars last year- About 60-thousand passengers ride Amtrak everyday- hundreds of thousands of commuters travel on tracks owned by Amtrak.
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[Miss-Virginia]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Contestants for this year's "Miss Virginia" pageant are in Roanoke..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The preliminaries begin in just two days, but today the contestants spent some time at Hunting Hills Country Club, for the "Miss Virginia Cup" golf tournament.
Money raised from the tournament will benefit the pageant's scholarship fund.
Miss Virginia 2001 -- Megan Shanley -- says she's had a great year but she's ready to pass her title on to someone else..
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[SOT]
[IN Q=16:43:35 "It's definitely a bittersweet thing...]

((MEGHAN SHANLEY/MISS VIRGINIA 2001; IT'S DEFINITELY A BITTERSWEET THING BECAUSE THIS BECOMES YOUR JOB FOR THE YEAR AND SO I'M VERY PROUD OF THE POSITION AND YOU WANNA MAKE SURE THAT IT GOES TO SOMEONE WHO CAN HANDLE THE JOB AND SOMEONE WHO'S GONNA USE IT TO DO GOOD.))
[SUPER=01-Meghan Shanley/Miss Virginia 2001; ]
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[OUT Q="use it to do good"]
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[VO-NAT]


This year's "Miss Virginia" will receive a 16-thousand dollar scholarship, and a chance to compete in the Miss America pageant.
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[S-Extra]


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Hirings, retirements, trades and ejections are just a small part of tonight sports that includes some tennis.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/TNT; :00]

One of the women hoping to stop Venus Williams march toward the final this year is fifth seeded Kim Clijsters in the near court. Today she struggled in more ways than one to pull off a 6-2 and 7-6 win over American Samantha Reeves. Watch Clijsters attempt to get back for the lob only to have the ball hit her racket before she can turn around. Take another look at forehand faux paus in slow motion.
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[S-Avs]


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The Salem Avalanche played host to Myrtle Beach last night in the second of a three game set.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The wind was blowing out last night at Salem Memorial, but was it blowing hard enough?
The Pelicans Bryan Jeffcoats hits this shot deep to left field. It's ruled a homerun by the umpire and Myrtle Beach scores three on the long ball. But Avalanche manager Stu Cole thought the ball never left the yard and he lets the infield ump know about it, resulting in his ejection from the game.
The Avalanche does a bit of scoring of their own in the bottom of the 4th inning. On this shot to left field by Jeff Winchester, Brad Hawpe scores starting a Salem scoring run.
Ambiorix Reyes drives this shot to right field scoring Justin Lincoln and tying the game at four.
Then there was more love for the umps. Myrtle Beach catcher Ray Serrano believed he caught a foul ball, that the home plate ump ruled had hit the back stop net.
[SUPER=37-Myrtle Beach/9/Salem/11;]


Serrano argues and he's placed in time out with Cole.
The Avs outlast Myrtle Beach 11 to 9. They can sweep the series with a win tonight.
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[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The NBA draft is set for tonight, but the wheeling and dealing already has started.
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[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]

Former UVa player Courtney Alexander, who this past season played alongside Michael Jordan with the Wizards was traded last night from Washington to the new New Orleans Hornets. The Hornets in return will give the Wizards the 17th pick in the first round tonight. The Wizards also have the 11th pick in the first round.
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The Washington Capitals were a huge disappointment last season, so as is often the case they got rid of their head coach. Veteran Ron Wilson was replaced yesterday by Bruce Cassidy. He's 37 - the second youngest coach in the NHL. He played in the league 10 years, but he has never coached a day in the NHL.
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Unlike the Caps, the Red Wings were not a disappointment this past season. They won the Stanley Cup, but since that happened earlier this month, their coach Scotty Bowman has retired, and yesterday their future hall of fame goaltender Dominik Hasek made his retirement official saying his competitive fires no longer burn.
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The Commonwealth Games of Virginia are less than a month away.
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The 13th annual games are set to kickoff July 19th. Yesterday, organizers said that while 1900 men and women are currently signed up to compete - they are expecting over 10 thousand athletes to take part in 45 sports. The competition will be spread out over the valley at 80 different venues.
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Lampman also confirmed today that Olympic Gold medal winner heavyweight Rulon Gardner will be the guest speaker for the opening ceremonies on Friday July 19th.
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The Barbers week long "Twins Football Camp" wrapped up day number two today.
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The camp is in its 5th year, and it has undergone a number of changes in that time including a change of venue. The camp has spent time at the River's Edge and at the Rising Star Adventure Camp, but now it appears to have found a permanent home at the Barbers' alma mater - Cave Spring high school.
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(------------) Tomorrow close to 100 - 12, 13 and 14 year old boys take over the camp.