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[ANCHOR= Keith]

Coming up tonight on News 7 at 6 -
A Bedford County judge may get an appealing chance to sit on the bench in Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]

AND Meet a man who's taking a colorful approach to his protest.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - the Kyle Petty Charity ride is rolling into the Star City. Tiki talks about supporting the Roy Stanley memorial golf event.
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[VO-NAT]

And a native of West Virginia is making headlines at Wimbledon thanks to a stunning upset during today's action at Centre Court.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[SS=None]


Heavy showers and thunderstorms continue to blanket parts of the region with strong winds and much needed rainfall. How long will they stay with us? I'll have the details coming up in the forecast.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[SOT 15:12:45]
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((I JUST PUT UP MY CHRISTMAS DISPLAY EARLY.))
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[VO-NAT]


A Northeast Roanoke man uses his porch to get back at City Hall.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
Shannon is off tonight.

[Lake-Zoning]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Two Smith Mountain Lake families are suing the Franklin County Board of Supervisors for approving a subdivision.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


James and Karen (KLEH-Peck) Klepek and their neighbors, Lars and Janis Hagen, say the county ignored many of its own zoning laws when it approved the development.
"Indigo at Smith Mountain Lake" will place 37 upscale single family homes along a small cove near Scruggs.
The families allege that the supervisors left too many issues up in the air before giving the development the green light.
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[Yard-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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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.
His unusual front-yard display is bringing lots of curious onlookers to his Northeast neighborhood.
But as Marya Jones reports, that may be ALL it manages to accomplish.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Harry Shumate; QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Lori Ann Johnson/Neighbor;]
[SUPER=01-Faye Shepherd/Neighbor;]
[SUPER=@Marya2;]
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[OUT Q=MJN7, Roanoke.]

(( Harry Shumate's battle for a new front porch went all the way to City Hall.
But it ended up right back where it started.
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[SOT 15:04:30 - :33]

((HARRY SHUMATE: I'M SAYING THAT THE GOVERNMENT IN ROANOKE IS POOR.)) [RUNS:03]
There's no mistaking THAT message.
Shumate spent six weeks constructing donkeys and building a scene that summed up exactly what he felt.
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[SOT 15:12:03 - :05]

((MY OTHER AVENUES DIDN'T PAY OFF.)) [RUNS:02]
Last year, 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 a variance.
Shumate lobbied Council members unsuccessfully ... and says he WON'T try again.
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[SOT 15:08:23 - :31]

((ACCOMPLISHES SOMETHING. I GOT SOMETHING ON MY PORCH THERE NOW. THE AREA I COULDN'T USE THE RAIN RAINED ON ALL THE TIME.)) [RUNS:08]
Some of his neighbors don't have so much use for it.
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[SOT 15:00:27 - :31]

((NATS NEIGHBOR: SO, JUST 'CUZ THEY DID WRONG TO YOU, YOU'RE GOING TO DO WRONG TO EVERYBODY ELSE?))
[****BUTT BUTT BUTT WITH SOT 15:01:46 - :51 ****]

((LORI ANN JOHNSON: I THINK THERE'S OTHER WAYS OF GOING ABOUT DISCUSSING YOUR MATTERS WITH THE CITY RATHER THAN DOING SOMETHING LIKE THIS.)) [RUNS:09]
But there are plenty who support him.
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[SOT 15:19:54 - 15:20:07]

((FAYE SHEPPARD/NEIGHBOR: HE'S GOT GOOD CRAFT TALENTS. THEY REALLY OUGHT TO LET HIM BRING HIS ROOF OUT. IT'S UNFAIR.
IT DON'T BOTHER ME NONE. I THINK IT'S KIND OF FUNNY.)) [RUNS:13]
So, apparently, do members of the zoning department.
They've fielded calls from irate neighbors ... but assured them his protest is perfectly legal.
But Shumate isn't finished yet.
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[SOT 15:13:22 - :26]

((SHUMATE: I GOT A 12-PHASE PLAN AND THIS IS ONLY PHASE 6.)) [RUNS:04]
What phases 7 through 12 are... he won't say.
You'll just have to drive by his house to find out.
Marya Jones, News-7, Roanoke.))

[Van-Suit]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Federal investigators have yet to determine what caused a church van to crash last summer, killing a Roanoke teenager.
But the family of Jessika Lewis is ready to start assessing blame.
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[SUPER=03-Near Level Cross, NC/July 1]


They've filed a lawsuit asking for 40 million dollars in compensatory and punitive damages.
The defendants include the van's manufacturer, DaimlerChrysler; the Michelin tire company; Virginia Heights Baptist Church, its youth director and the van's driver.
The crash in North Carolina left 14-year-old Jessika with severe injuries from which she never recovered.
Authorities have said the 15-passenger van blew a tire and flipped several times after the driver lost control.


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[Fitzgerald]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A Franklin County man facing charges for a fatal accident says the cases publicity affected his chances for a fair trial.
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/April;]


William Fitzgerald faces charges of second degree murder and drunk driving.
Last November, he struck Ellen Marie Shenker head on, killing her and injuring her son, Tommy.
The accident happened seven hours after he was released from jail on his second D-U-I.
Charges were dropped because of a clerical error and then renewed in May.
Fitzgerald's attorneys say newspaper and television accounts of the accident have created the perception that he's guilty.
His attorneys say he was NOT drunk ... but passed out at the wheel, because the jail under medicated him.
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[Updike]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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If local bar associations have anything to say about it, Bedford County judge James Updike could be headed to Richmond for a spot on the state Court of Appeals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape]


Updike is one of more than a dozen nominees statewide who have a shot at filling a vacancy on the court.
He already has the backing of the Bedford County bar association. Lynchburg lawyers will likely make the same move when they meet Monday.
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[SOT 4:10:44]
[IN Q=He comes from]

((B. LEIGH DREWRY/LYNCHBURG BAR ASSOCIATION: HE COMES FROM A PROSECUTORIAL BACKGROUND WHERE HE UNDERSTOOD THE BURDEN OF PROOF AND THAT MADE HIM WORK HARD AND BE DILIGENT IN WHAT HE WAS DOING. AND HE'S CONTINUED TO DO THAT ON THE BENCH. IF THERE'S AN AREA OF THE LAW THAT HE DOESN'T KNOW, HE'S GOING TO LEARN IT.))
[SUPER=01-B. Leigh Drewry/Lynchburg Bar Association]
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[OUT Q=going to learn it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Updike began his career as Bedford County's elected prosecutor before moving to the General District Court bench in 1995 and to the Circuit Court in 1998.
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[D-Day-Lawsuit]


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The group that oversees the National D-Day Memorial says it does NOT owe as much money as its creditors claim.
In a filing today in Bedford County Circuit Court, the National D-Day Memorial Foundation says it wants to see proof that it still owes the monument's main builder and architect nearly three million dollars.
The two creditors filed lawsuits against the foundation earlier this month to force it to repay its debt.
If the foundation can't pay in a timely fashion, the creditors asked that the memorial be sold to raise money.

[Wildlife]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
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Some say it's a jungle out there.
The city of Roanoke continues to see a rise in the deer population and other wildlife in the area.
So tonight residents have their say on what should be done if anything.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Justin/Microwave;]


Justin McLeod is in downtown Roanoke with a preview of tonight's meeting. Justin?
Keith, the meeting just got underway here at the Higher Education Center on North Jefferson Street.
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[SUPER=@Justin1; ]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


The meeting is designed to determine whether one there is a significant wildlife problem here in Roanoke.
And if so, what should be done about it.
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[***JUSTIN'S MIC HOT***]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Wildlife regulation is not addressed under the city code.
So the city appointed a Wildlife Management Task Force last October to look at wildlife issues and find solutions.


Members of that task force say before any decision is made, public input is a must.
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[SOT 1:08:14]
[IN Q=We want to hear what]

((OLIN MELCHIONNA/WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT TASK FORCE: WE WANT TO HEAR WHAT THE PUBLIC HAS TO SAY BECAUSE THERE MAY BE A PERCEIVED PROBLEM BY A FEW PROBLEM, IT MAY BE A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM SO WE ARE THERE TO LISTEN AND LEARN.))

[SUPER=01-Olin Melchionna/Wildlife Management Task Force; ]
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[OUT Q=listen and learn]
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The committee says education is also important.
At this meeting, they'll discuss what residents can do to prevent wildlife problems from putting up fencing to using repellents.
Also on the table is whether the city should go ahead and hire someone to kill some of the wildlife in a special hunt, something the city of Lynchburg currently does.
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But members stress the public will have their say before a drastic measure like that one is taken.
[DOUBLE BOXES= Keith & Justin/Microwave;]


Keith, tonight's meeting is until 8 PM here at the Higher Education Center and tonight at eleven we'll hear what people have to say.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith ]
[SS=NONE]

Coming up - More water restrictions for Southwest Virginians... we'll tell you who's getting all dried up after the break
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[VO-NAT]

And - Beauty, brains and breaking bread - see how these pageant contestants are making a difference to the less fortunate in our area. Stay with us - News 7 At Six will be right back.
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An elderly North Carolina woman is lucky to be alive tonight after an accident on Interstate-81 today.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

State Police say while traveling North in Montgomery County...77-year-old Betty McSwain crossed the median in her Buick going backwards. She hit a tractor trailer heading South... driven by Alexander Rooney of California. While he had no injuries, McSwain was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of broken bones. State Police say McSwain was coherent and says she doesn't know what happened. Officials are charging her with reckless driving.
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[ WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

Also in Montgomery County this afternoon...a truck driver lost control of his rig. The truck landed on its side on Route 460. State Police say it will be sometime this evening, before the scene is cleared and both lanes are open. Officials say 26-year-old Donnie Davis was speeding around tight turns in the Brush Mountain area when he tried to switch lanes and overcorrected. Traveling from Kansas... with a load of tee-shirts. No other vehicles were involved in the accident. Davis was not hurt but is being charged with reckless driving.
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[Main-Break]


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A water main break is causing some traffic and water problems tonight. Hollins Road in Roanoke is closed for about two blocks - from Liberty Road to Mississippi Avenue. The street is expected to be closed most of the night. There are also about a dozen homes and one business that are without water due to the break... but is expected to be working again by 8:00 tonight.

[Amherst-Water]


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

[Stocks]


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The day's triple digit swings made it four consecutive sessions of swaying this week... [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=440-x/149.81/9269.92/x/29.89/1459.22;]


The Dow gained 150 points,
Nasdaq rose 30.
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[Miss-Va]


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The preliminaries in the "Miss Virginia" pageant start tonight, with the finals to be held on Saturday.
But today the contestants took time out to provide community service in Roanoke..
Chris Schaffer has that story.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :08 - :13]
[SUPER=01-Shaunna Payne/Miss Roanoke Valley; :43 - :48]
[SUPER=01-Kjerstin O'Leary/Miss Hampton- Newport News; :56 - 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Melton/Miss Hampton Holly Days Festival; 1:01 - 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Joy Sylvester-Johnson/Women and Children's Center; 1:17 - 1:22]
[SUPER=20-Chris Schaffer; 1:24 - 1:30]
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[OUT Q=News-7 Roanoke]

((When you think about Miss Virginia, this is probably what you think of.

(nats - miss va winning)


Today -- a different scene at the Roanoke Rescue Mission.

(nats - getting tea ready 20:15:10)


All 27 miss virginia contestants, serving lunch to the less fortunate.

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[IN Q=20:31:06]

((THIS IS WONDERFUL THIS IS WONDERFUL A GREAT WAY TO MEET THEM, GET TO KNOW THEM))
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[OUT Q=get to know them]



[SOT]
[IN Q=20:33:21]

((ONE OF 'EM GAVE ME A HUG A FEW MINUTES AGO.. GAVE ME A NICE HUG))
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[OUT Q=a nice hug]


Most of these young women have been participating in community service for years.

(nats 20:23:10 -- "this is my first waitressing job, so")


But it's the first time the contestants are all together, helping out at the mission.

[SOT-shaunna]
[IN Q=20:40:32]

(("WE HAVE THURSDAY NIGHT FRIDAY NIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT TO FOCUS ON OURSELVES SO IT'S GREAT TO TAKE A COUPLE HOURS TO SHARE THAT WITH THE PEOPLE THAT ARE HERE IN ROANOKE"))
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[OUT Q="here in roanoke"]


Even though the preliminary competition begins tonight, the contestants say they have no problem spending time here..

[SOT- kjerstin]
[IN Q=20:43:05]

(("WE SPEND SO MUCH TIME GETTING READY THIS WEEK THAT IT'S SO WONDERFUL TO SIT BACK RELAX AND TALK TO REAL PEOPLE."))
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[OUT Q="to real people"]



[SOT- lisa]
[IN Q=20:39:53]

(("THIS HAS BEEN AMAZING AND I'M REALLY GONNA USE THEIR ENERGY AND THEIR SMILES FROM TODAY, WITH ME ON STAGE."))
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[OUT Q="with me on stage"]



[SOT- shaunna]
[IN Q=20:40:57]

(("ACTUALLY THIS IS GETTING ME READY RIGHT NOW. THIS IS THE TYPE OF THING THAT GETS ME PUMPED UP"))
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[OUT Q="gets me pumped up"]


It's also helping raise awarness about the 3-million dollar women and children's center the mission is developing.

[SOT]
[IN Q=20:45:04]

(("IT'S WONDERFUL FOR ALL OF THESE CONTESTANTS BECAUSE THEY'LL TAKE BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITIES WHAT THEY'VE LEARNED HERE SO IT'S NOT JUST GOOD FOR ROANOKE IT'S GOOD FOR THE WHOLE STATE OF VIRGINIA"))
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[OUT Q=state of virginia]


About 180 people eat lunch at the rescue mission every day -- and these special guests brought in more than 3-hundred.

Chris Schaffer, News-7 Roanoke))


[Tech-Visitors]


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Governor Warner has put a football player on the Virginia Tech board of visitors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA/File Tape]


The Washington Redskins' 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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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - the Kyle Petty charity ride is coming closer than you can imagine. We'll have an update on the Roy Stanley memorial golf event.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, Mike Dunleavy is set to make millions as an NBA rookie - but the man who would have been his teammate at Duke would have rather he stayed in school.
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[S-Kyle]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Winston Cup cars are off this week - but many of them are riding high in the saddle in the name of charity. Kyle Petty's 7th annual motorcycle charity ride across the country is set to roll into Hot Springs on Saturday night.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Kyle Petty Charity Ride; :00]

And 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]
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[OUT Q=...trying to do."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

Again - Kyle's Charity Ride will roll into town Sunday Morning around 9:15.
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[S-Roy]


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The Barbers Twins are one day away from wrapping up their 5th annual football camp in the Roanoke Valley. The two, who are avid golfer, unfortunately will be tied up in training camp and preseason action when the first
[GRAPHIC=STANLEY obit]


Roy Stanley Memorial golf tournament takes 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 a number of open spots for those of you who have a foursome and would to play. It's something 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 checking out our website at WDBJ-7 dot com.
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[S-Duke]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=NBA DRAFT]

Last night's NBA draft saw three players from Duke get snapped up in the first 35 picks. It was known all along that Jay Williams and Carlos Boozer would leave school early to enter the draft, but Mike Dunleavy's early departure was a surprise to many and a disappointment to at least one local star.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I WAS VERY...]
[SUPER=01-J.J. Redick/Incoming Duke Freshman; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Dunleavy/Chosen Third by Golden State; :30]
[RUNS=:42]
[OUT Q=...MY MAIN THING IS WINNING."]
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[S-Tennis]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Day number four at Wimbledon would see Venus Williams and Monica Seles win and advance. It also would produce another upset on the men's side that was generated by an upstart West Virginian.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/TNT; :00]

Huntington native Jeff Morrison scored a major victory today as the 98th seed defeated ninth-seed Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain in the second round on Centre Court. Morrison won the match 6-3, 7-5 and 7-6. The 23-year-old is playing in only his second Grand Slam tournament. He lost in the first round at the 1999 U-S Open as a wild card. Morrison left the University of Florida in 2000 after his junior year to join the men's professional tennis tour. (------------) Morrison now advances to the third round on what is becoming a "seedless" men's side.