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[ANCHOR=Keith]

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[WRITER=KHu]
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Coming up on News 7 at 11:
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[VO-NAT]

What happens when people and wildlife claim the same territory? A former city manager dies on an out-of-town trip. Washington forks over half a million bucks to make Lynchburg more attractive to the airlines. And Miss Virginia contestants serve lunch at the Rescue Mission.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[SOT 1:34:01 TAPE 1]
[IN Q=Any kind of wildlife]

((TOM HAYNES: ANY KIND OF WILD LARGE ANIMALS NEED TO BE DEALT WITH IN A HUMANE REASONABLE MANNER.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=humane reasonable manner]
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[VO-NAT]


Residents in Roanoke are divided on how to deal with a continuing problem in the city.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
Jean Jadhon is off tonight.

[Wildlife]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-27 TC02:52]
[GRAPHIC=NEws 7 @ 11]


You either love em or hate em.
That's why the city of Roanoke has set up a task force to come up with a solution.
We're talking about the abundance of deer and other wildlife in our area. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Justin /Pulpit;]


Tonight, a meeting took place at the Higher Education Center. Justin McLeod was there and tells what residents had to say. Justin?
Keith, many say it is a problem that needs immediate attention.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@justin1]


At issue is what the city should do to control the population of deer and other wildlife in the city such as raccoons and groundhogs.
One idea in particular is getting a lot of attention.
Some say it is right on target, others say it misses its mark.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Payne/Roanoke Resident; :23]
[SUPER=01-Jim Douthat/Lyme Disease Patient; :41]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/1998; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Dawn Hale/Opposes Sharpshooters; 1:11]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=BECAUSE THEY ARE NUMEROUS]

((((NAT SOUND OF SOMEONE TALKING))
Just about every person you see in this room has the same problem.
[SOT :25; TAPE 2]
[IN Q=In the last four years]

((MARY RAPOPORT/ROANOKE RESIDENT: IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS THE DEER HAVE JUST DEVASTATED OUR LANDS.)) [Runs:04]
[OUT Q=devestated our lands]


Mary Rapoport brought pictures to prove it.
The flowers you see here no longer exist and her story is typical.
Nearly fifty residents came out to say they're fed up.
[SOT 2:14; TAPE 2]
[IN Q=We are just invaded]

((ELIZABETH PAYNE/ROANOKE RESIDENT: WE ARE JUST INVADED WITH THE DEER. THERE WILL BE 5 AND 6 THAT WALK THROUGH THE YARD NEARLY EVERY NIGHT.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=nearly every night]


Property damage is just one complaint.
Residents also have concerns over safety and health issues.
Jim Douthat went to the doctor five years ago after finding a bump on his arm.
[SOT 1:22:58 TAPE 1]
[IN Q=He just stopped and]

((JIM DOUTHAT/ROANOKE RESIDENT: HE JUST STOPPED AND HE SAID YOU GOT LYME DISEASE AND TURNED AROUND GOT A BOOK AND CAME IN AND I SURE HAD IT.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=sure had it]


Everyone here agrees there's a problem, they just disagree on how to solve it.
It is the job of the Wildlife Management Task Force Committee to come up with a course of action.
Some like Pat Green believe guns are the answer.
[SOT 1:21:03; TAPE 1]
[IN Q=The only way to do]

((PAT GREEN/ROANOKE RESIDENT: THE ONLY WAY TO DO IT IS TO EXPAND THE DEER HUNTING SEASON.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=deer hunting season]


Several believe the city should go even further and hire sharp shooters just like the City of Lynchburg does.
But not everyone agrees.
[SOT 5:50; TAPE 2]
[IN Q=Above all they should]

((DAWN HALE/OPPOSES SHARP SHOOTERS: ABOVE ALL THEY SHOULD NOT BE KILLED, THEY SHOULD NOT BE DESTROYED ANYMORE THAN PEOPLE SHOULD BECAUSE THEY ARE HUNGRY AND BECAUSE THEY ARE NUMEROUS.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=they are numerous]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL Pulpit]


Those who oppose sharp shooters would like the city to look into birth control or even relocating the deer.
As for when the task force will make its recommendation, members say that should happen by August.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Justin /Pulpit;]


Keith, the task force does plan similar meetings throughout the summer before that decision is made.

[Paxton]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-28 TC56:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The man who was Salem's last town manager and it's first CITY Manager has died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/1987]

Bill Paxton had been in Salem government for more than 31 years when he announced his retirement at the age of 59.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm getting]

((BILL PAXTON/SALEM CITY MANAGER/1987; I'M GETTING TIRED. IT'S THAT SIMPLE. AND I FEEL IT'S TIME TO GET FRESH NEW IDEAS IN GOVERNMENT.))
[SUPER=10-Bill Paxton/Salem City Manager/1987]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=in government.]
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[VO-NAT]

Paxton's successor, Randy Smith,
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

says Paxton was attending a family reunion on the Outer Banks of North Carolina this week with his wife, Judy. He says Paxton died early this morning at a Hospital in Virginia Beach.

[L'burg-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-21 TC35:52]
[GRAPHIC=none]


For years, central Virginia air travelers have complained it's too expensive and inconvenient to fly out of the Lynchburg Regional Airport.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Airport officials hope a half million dollar federal grant can help change those perceptions.
They hope to convince local carriers to add cheaper seats and regional jet service by making it worth their while financially.
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[SOT 11:40:36]
[IN Q=We're going to]

((MARK COURTNEY/LYNCHBURG AIRPORT MANAGER: WE'RE GOING TO GUARANTEE THOSE AIRLINES THAT WHEN THEY UPGRADE TO LARGER EQUIPMENT AND INCUR ADDITIONAL COSTS, THEY EXPECT MORE PASSENGERS AND GREATER REVENUE. AND IN ESSENCE WE'RE GOING TO USE THIS MONEY OVER A YEAR'S PERIOD TO GUARANTEE THAT THEY WILL GET THAT ADDITIONAL REVENUE, EITHER FROM PASSENGERS OR THROUGH THIS PROGRAM.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Lynchburg Airport Manager]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=through this program.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lynchburg was one of just 40 airports nationally and the only facility in Virginia to receive the grant.
It suffered a sharp drop in service after the September 11th attacks last year.
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[Amherst-Water]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Amerst County is latest community to tell residents to start conserving water.
Outdoor watering is now restricted to two hours in the morning one day per week... and for only 30 minutes.
Car washing at home is banned, too.
Amherst County has also decided to ban open burning and fireworks, because of the drought.

[Entwhistle]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
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He was an emotionless musician... part of a band known for its impassioned antics.
John Entwhistle, bassist for The Who, was found dead in a Las Vegas hotel room today.
David Sheehan has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV; :13]
[SUPER=01-David Sheehan/Reporting; :35]
[RUNS=1:00]
[OUT Q=talking bout my generation. (music)]



[Pledge]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=]
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School kids will most likely still be reciting the Pledge of Allegiance when school starts again in a couple of months.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Elk Grove, CA]

A panel of appeals court judges in California ruled yesterday that the phrase "under God" violates the Constitution's requirement of a line between church and state. Today however, one of those judges stayed the ruling until the FULL 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco can consider the case. The Justice Department and the Elk Grove school system- -where the case originated- -vowed to see that the decision is over-turned as the appeal proceeds.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Drug-testing]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[* * * WIPE * WIPE * WIPE * * * ]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]

The U-S SUPREME Court says it's okay for schools to require drug tests.
Many school systems already require drug screening for athletes. Today's 5-4 decision extends that to other extra- curricular activities such as band- -even the chess club.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
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[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


An equally divided Court today approved school vouchers.
The decision upholds a program in Cleveland that pays families to leave the public school system.
The justices said it doesn't violate the Constitution's separation of church and state -- as long as the parents are given a wide range of choices, including religious and secular schools. More than 95 percent of the vouchers in the Cleveland program are used to subsidize Catholic or other religious schooling.
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[TAKE VIDEO]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


The Scholastic Aptitude Test is adding another 'R' to the skills it examines. College Board trustees voted today to add writing to the test along with higher-level math questions. The analogy section will be dropped. The overhaul comes after the exam's biggest customer, the University of California, complained the test doesn't measure what students know. Last year 1-point-3 million high school students took the S.A.T. Changes are said to better reflect classroom learning and emphasize college skills.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


If that snoring coming from the other room is keeping you up tonight... stay tuned.
There's a treatment that doesn't require surgery or lasers.
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[VO-NAT]


And later, find out how taking a spin in a corvette can help kids.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio..]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=in just a few."]

((Hey, folks this is Travis Wells in the News 7 Sports office. Later tonight, we'll check in on Day Four of the NFL Twins camp..The Steam is prepping for the stretch run, while Kyle Petty and friends are steaming across the country, plus the top ladies advance at Wimbledon. All that and then some in just a few.))

[Snoreplasty]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=02-26 TC18:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you snore so loudly you wake up the family --there is something you can do about it that doesn't require surgery or lasers.
It's called Snoreplasty.
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[VO-NAT :12]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Four weeks after a shot in his palate, Don Wilson should stop snoring so much.
This is the newest advancement in the treatment of snoring, and it's supposed to be less painful and less expensive than past methods.
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[SOT39:34]
[IN Q=I just don't seem to have a good night's]

((DON WILSON: I JUST DON'T SEEM TO HAVE A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP BECAUSE OF THE SNORING KEEPING MY WIFE AND SOMETIMES THE KIDS AWAKE))
[SUPER=01-Don Wilson]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=the kids awake]
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[VO-NAT:12]


Snoreplasty works by injecting medicine into the palate. This causes it to become inflamed and develop scar tissue which stiffens the palate.
The stiffening of the palate helps decrease snoring.
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[SOT55:16]
[IN Q=Some people will come back]

((DR. TU TRAN/LEWIS-GALE CLINIC:SOME PEOPLE WILL COME BACK AND SAY I DO NOT SNORE ANYMORE THAT'S VERY UNUSUAL AND THOSE ARE THE IDEAL CASES. BUT THERE IS NO CURE FOR SNORING EVERYTHING WE ARE DOING IS TO LESSEN SNORING))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Tu Tran/Lewis-Gale Clinic]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=to lessen snoring]
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[VO-NAT:08]


The treatment is expected to last for 10 to 15 years. But because it is fairly new, doctors are still not sure how long it will work.
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[Yard-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-24 25:10]
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He couldn't get a variance to extend his porch ... so a Roanoke man is using it to stage his revenge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Harry Shumate was rejected by the Board of Zoning Appeals when he sought to extend his porch.
Two of three members present voted FOR it, but it still wasn't enough to get the variance.
So, Shumate headed to his workshop and used his creations to take City Council and the Board of Zoning Appeals to task.
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[SOT 15:13:22]
[IN Q=i GOT]

((HARRY SHUMATE: I GOT A 12-PLAN PHASE AND THIS IS ONLY PHASE 6.))
[SUPER=07-Harry Shumate; QUICK!!!]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=Phase 6.]
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[VO-NAT]


Neighbors give it mixed reviews.
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[SOT 15:01:46 - :52]
[IN Q=I think]

((LORI ANN JOHNSON/NEIGHBOR: I THINK THERE'S OTHER WAYS OF GOING ABOUT DISCUSSING YOUR MATTERS WITH THE CITY RATHER THAN DOING SOMETHING LIKE THIS.))
[BUTT WITH SOT 15:19:09 - :13]

((FAYE SHEPHERD/NEIGHBOR: AT FIRST IT'S KIND OF COMICAL AND LIKE I SAID, HE'S GOT A CRAFT TALENT.))
[SUPER=01-Lori Ann Johnson/Neighbor; :00 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Faye Shepherd/Neighbor; :07 QUICK!]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=a craft talent.]
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[VO-NAT]


He may not be allowed to extend his porch, but the city says his protest is perfectly legal.
In fact, some members of the zoning department think it's funny.
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[Tech-Visitors]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Governor Warner has added some bulk to Virginia Tech's board of visitors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA/File Tape]


Washington Redskin Bruce Smith will be among those setting policy for the school that he led to national prominence on the gridiron.
Smith is one of four new members the governor named today.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


Joining him are Carilion Foundation chairman Thom Robertson, Chatham Oil Company executive Ben Davenport, and Newport News contractor John R. Lawson.

[Miss-Va]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=csc]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC1:07:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Miss Virginia pageant began tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Earlier today the contestants took time out to serve lunch at the Roanoke Rescue Mission.
Mission's officials hope today's event boosts awareness of the Women and Children's Center they are developing.
About 180 people eat lunch at the rescue mission every day.
Today's guests helped bring in more than 300.
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[IN Q=20:39:05]

((LISA MELTON/MISS HAMPTON HOLLY DAYS FESTIVAL; IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO BE OUT HERE AGAIN BECAUSE WE'RE GIVING BACK TO ROANOKE. ROANOKE DOES SO MUCH FOR US AND WE ASKED THEM IF THERE WAS ANY WAY WE CAN SERVE ROANOKE.)) ((KJERSTIN O'LEARY/MISS HAMPTON- NEWPORT NEWSIT REALLY FEELS LIKE I'M NOT ONLY DOING WHAT MY HEART LOVES BUT I'M ALSO INFLUENCING THE PEOPLE AROUND ME THAT THIS IS A WORTHY CAUSE.))
[SUPER=01-Lisa Melton/Miss Hampton Holly Days Festival; :02]
[SUPER=01-Kjerstin O'Leary/Miss Hampton- Newport News; :07]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q="a worthy cause"]
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[VO-NAT]


The preliminaries of Miss Virginia kicked off tonight. There is another night of preliminaries tomorrow followed by the finals on Saturday.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


He's failed five times... but a millionaire balloonist is halfway through his round the world trip.
That's still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus see how a Virginia furniture company is brining a touch of Elvis into people's homes.
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[Commercial]

[Corvettes]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=csc]
[TAPE#=02-23 33:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Get your engines revving -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Corvette "Relay for Kids" has rolled into the area..
The Star City Corvette Club's joining with Valvoline to raise money for Big Brothers and Big Sisters organizations.
They're transporting a classic 'Vette around the nation, giving people a chance to go for a spin.
Roanoke City police chief Joe Gaskins was on hand.
He says getting to drive a Corvette today is just one benefit of being a Big Brother..
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[SOT]
[IN Q=00:08:29]

((JOE GASKINS/ROANOKE POLICE CHIEF; IT'S A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE SOME VALUES AND LEADERSHIP AND GUIDANCE TO YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ALL SEEM TO NEED IT.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Gaskins/Roanoke Police Chief; ]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=all seem to need it]
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[VO-NAT]


A number of people signed up for a contest that's running along with the fund-raiser..
When the "Relay for Kids" is finished, they're going to give away a classic Corvette.
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[Elvis-Furniture]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


This Summer marks the 25th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death.
Many folks still want to have something that reminds them of The King.
Now a Southwest Virginia furniture maker is producing bedroom pieces that bring the Presley image right into anyone's home as Tanya Rivera explains.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Galax; :00]
[SUPER=01-Doug Bassett/Furniture Manufacturer; :42]
[SUPER=01-Shirley Johnson/Factory Worker; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Tanya Rivera/Reporting; 1:39]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=for CBS News.]



[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
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Coming up in sports, Kyle Petty's charity ride works its way across the heartland, we'll have some details on the progress of the Roy Stanley Memorial golf tournament, and the Steam will go for its second straight win this weekend. But first in tonight's extra point..
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[VO-NAT]


just when it looked like the Montreal Expos might fold, the club has not only been competitive this season, but today the Spos picked up an ace from the Cleveland Indians. Bartolo Colon heads north of the border in exchange for first baseman Lee Stevens. The blockbuster deal includes a total of 6 players. The Indians were rained out tonight in Boston. Now here's a look at the numbers from the ballparks.
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[S-Camp]


[ANCHOR=TRAVIS]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-119 15931TC]
[GRAPHIC=The Barbers]


Yesterday morning, Tiki and Ronde Barber welcomed high school players to their NFL Twins Camp where speed and agility drills were front and center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

The final two days of the camp are dedicated to the athletes who will be playing on Friday nights this fall. It's a good opportunity for the campers to get a jump on conditioning for the upcoming season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=IT'S ALWAYS...]
[SUPER=01-Ben Foutz/Cave Spring Head Coach; :08]
[SUPER=01-Steve Magenbauer/Hidden Valley Head Coach; :22]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=...just all fun."]
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[S-Roy]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-124 1936TC]
[GRAPHIC=BARBERS]

The Barbers will wrap up their camp on later today and then shift their focus to preseason training camp with their respective teams. That means that both Tiki and Ronde, who are avid golfers, will miss the first
[GRAPHIC=STANLEY obit]


Roy Stanley Memorial golf tournament. The event will take place on Sunday August 18th at Hanging Rock Golf Club.
So far, response to the captain's choice event has been outstanding. But there are several spots still available, if you have a foursome and would like to play. It's something that Tiki strongly encourages.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=04-April 1975; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/New York Giants Tailback; ;07]
[SUPER=04-1992; :16]
[RUNS=:38]
[OUT Q=...HE WAS ALL ABOUT."]
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE ] And we're less than two months away from the events that will make up this year's Roy Stanley Memorial. The tournament itself is on Sunday, August 18th and the auction is set for Thursday August 15th at the Salem Civic Center. You can get more information about both events by calling 777-3241 or by going to our website at WDBJ-7 dot com.


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[S-Steam]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-120]
[GRAPHIC=Football]


The Roanoke Steam was back on the practice turf last night at the Civic Center, preparing for Saturday's contest with Augusta.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Augusta is 10 and one and defending division champ. The Steam is coming off a come from behind win last week against Carolina, but if the players had their way, they'd rather get off to a good start instead of playing catch up.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Tacoma Fontaine/Three TD's Last Week; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steven Jerry/Steam Head Coach; :16]
[RUNS=:33]
[OUT Q=at the end ourselves."]
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[S-Kyle]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-121 2913tc]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR]


The Winston Cup drivers are enjoying a rare weekend off, but several are racing across the country for charity. Kyle Petty's 7th annual motorcycle charity ride went 494 miles yesterday from Cheyenne, Wyoming to Omaha, Nebraska. The caravan will roll into Hot Springs on Saturday night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Kyle Petty Charity Ride; :00]

News 7 sports has learned that Kyle and the rest of his entourage will stop at the Roanoke Civic Center parking lot Sunday morning at 9:15 where Kyle will be given a key to the city.
[super=03-Level Cross, NC; :00]

Part of the proceeds from this year's ride will go toward the construction of the Petty's Victory Junction Gang camp in Level Cross.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I THINK...]
[SUPER=01-Kyle Petty/Charity Ride Founder; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=...trying to do."]
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[S-Tennis]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-118]
[GRAPHIC=Wimbledon]


The men's side of the draw at Wimbledon has been decimated by upsets in this the first week of the tournament. But it's a different story on the women's side where number five Kim Clijisters is the only top seed to be ousted so far.

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Venus Williams is looking for her third Wimbledon title and today she took another step in that direction knocking off Spain's Virginia Ruano Pascual 6-3 and 6-1. William lost serve in the first game of the match but fought back and was in control the rest of the way.
Third seeded Monica Seles who has never won the championship at the all-England club, also advanced today.
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A man trying to circle the globe in a balloon is half- way there.
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Millionaire and sports fanatic Steve Fossett successfully passed over South America today. This is Fossett's sixth attempt to become the first person to fly solo around the world in a balloon. The 58- year- old sits in a cramped capsule below the balloon, breaths oxygen through a mask and eats military- style rations. Communication and navigational equipment take up the rest of the space. Fossett's sports resume includes Alaska's Iditarod dog-sled race and numerous sailing records. He hopes to circle the globe in 12 to 13 days. (------------)